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Best st B places p pla pla Best st B to t o t ac pla pla i in Fl d id Florida in t ti retire to o i WalletHub ranked more than 100 of the largest cities in Florida based on quality of life, health care and activities. They are...The state of Florida made texting and driving a secondary, ticketed offense in 2013. Five years of data later and a national shift toward harsher legislation has Florida potentially ramping up its preventative efforts very soon. House Bill 33, sponsored by Reps. Jackie Toledo, R-Hillsborough, and Emily Slosberg, D-Palm Beach, was introduced in November. The bill has received a torrent of support by the Florida House of Representatives, including Republican Majority Leader Rob Rodrigues, R-Fort Myers. I believe the bill will pass the house, Rep. Rodrigues said. (House Speaker Richard Corcoran) indicated his support for the bill, it has leadership support its been five years. Thats five years worth of data to review. The current Florida law calls texting and driving a secondary offense, meaning a driver cant be pulled over strictly for the deed Texting and driving bill headed to legislative sessionBY ROBBIE SPENCERrspencer@ BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ SEE TEXTING, A8 SEE RETIRE, A12 SARASOTA IS THE BEST PLACE TO RETIRE IN FLORIDA, while Fleming Island is the worst, says WalletHub, a website that compares consumer financial products such as mortgages and savings plans, as well as several other categories like ranked lists of places to retire. Boca Raton came in number two in the state in the websites 2017 rankings and South Florida also loaded the rest of the top 10 >> How retirement friendly is your city? We have the list. A13INSIDE TOLEDO SLOSBERG ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 PETS A6 HEALTHY LIVING A10 BUSINESS A14 BEHIND THE WHEEL A17 REAL ESTATE A18 ARTS B1 COLLECTING B2 EVENTS B6-9 PUZZLES B17 CUISINE B19 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 WEEK OF JANUARY 4-10, 2018Vol. VIII, No. 11 FREECollectors CornerDoor of Hope doll was weapon in human trafficking battle. B2 Behind the WheelTaking a spin in the fast Ford Focus RS. A17 INSIDE Works by WinstonFour Arts exhibition explores the art of Churchill. B1 Luxe LivingA peek into the world of designer Lisa Erdmann. INSIDE LLii TAKE ME TO Be prepared for an emergency. For your FREE rst aid kit, call 855.831.2803


A2 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 4-10, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY I feel like a totally new man even given me a bit of an ego boost! Thank You, Dr. Ajmo! AntonioAre You Suffering From Failing or Missing Teeth?7100 Fairway Drive, Suite 59 | Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418ABOI is not recognized as a specialty area by the American Dental Association or the Florida Board of Dentistry. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for any other service, examination or treatment that is performed as a result of, and within 72 hours of, responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. Comprehensive examination (D0150) Full-Mouth Digital X-ray (D0330). PGA Advanced Dentistry provides patients with leading-edge procedures in cosmetic, implant, and restorative dentistry, so you can have the smile youve always dreamed of. Jay L. Ajmo, DDS, DABOI, DICOI is one of South Floridas leading dentists, treating patients with the highest level of care since 1987. Dr. Ajmo is one of only 400 dentists Antonio After Antonio Before Jay L. Ajmo, DDS, DABOI, DICOIPGAdentistry.comComplete Care in One State-of-the-Art FacilityImplant and Cosmetic Dentistry General and Restorative Dentistry Fully Equipped with Latest Technology 3-D CT Scans and Digital X-rays Teeth Next DayZirconia Implant BridgeFor Your Complimentary Consultation or 2nd Opinion CALL 561.627.8666(Includes Exam, Full-Mouth X-ray) COMMENTARYSighting inMy late father came from New York State Albany, on the Hudson River about 150 miles north of the Big Apple. Sometime after World War II he traveled to Colorado and got lucky: He met my mother, now 90 and part of my household. The Nash ranch where she grew up was a big, thriving cattle operation right through my youth. Guns were part of it tools given no exceptional status and all five daughters could shoot, just like their brothers. They could also build fence, chop wood, haul water, cook, wash the dishes, ride and help feed, chase or brand cows. The Nash ranch was the center of a universe and an ethical view that created my mother, helped shape me and steadied my father as he matured and calmed down a little, in life. I was thinking about all this the other day when Amy and I gave my 15-yearold son a bolt-action, .22 magnum rifle with a nine-round rotary clip. Sturm, Ruger & Co. makes the gun, the American they call it, in New Hampshire. The bullet is bigger than a standard .22 long-rifle round with which Ive shot both mule deer and whitetails from close range. Daddy taught me that skill, putting a rifle in my hands the first time when I was 5. Although he grew up having to drag his father out of Albany bars on occasion, he could also get on a city bus before school with his 16-guage shotgun or a .22, ride to the edge of town, and hunt rabbits or pheasants. That was common then in towns all over the United States, Ive been told. At the ranch, wed spend an hour or two slipping up on the prey from a distance, then killing it from 30 or 40 yards with a single, well-placed round fired from a gun considered a plinker by most shooters. The .22 can kill a moose if the shooter knows what hes doing, so Daddy tended to avoid the heaviercaliber options in the gun room. We skinned, cleaned and secured the meat we shot, then lived on it all year. In a process that usually took a couple of days, my parents sliced everything off the carcass, put the choice cuts in a chest full of ice, then chunked the rest in one-inch-or-so squares. Then they browned and canned the meat in quart Bell jars set in a big tub of boiling water on a wood-and-coal stove. Hundreds of jars, over time. For years I never wanted to see another piece of canned venison, and neither did my sister who could also shoot. Later, I passed the basic shooting skills on to my sons, teaching my youngest in the Florida scrub when he was 9 or 10. Now a few years on he has his own first rifle, the .22 mag. The magnum round is more potent than the .22 long-rifle, generally giving you about 2,000 feet per second of muzzle velocity hitting at roughly 1,300 fps 100 yards out. The round drops just over an inch at that range; theres zero drop at 50 yards. If Nash and I shoot anything, therefore say a wild hog up in the scrub, if we cant find the meat department at Publix or Winn-Dixie the magnum with a little extra punch is what we want. Getting the rifle for Nash has been on my mind for a few years because shooting is not just shooting. My son also needs to know how to clean it, skin it and preserve the meat after he shoots it. And he needs to know how to keep his weapons in faultless condition. Ive had long-standing, mostly unspoken questions, however, about any process or ethic that starts with the purchase of a rifle. They came to a head last week when Nash and I discovered the new weapon was not perfectly sighted in. So we made some adjustments and did it. But what were we really sighting in on, I began to wonder food, selfsufficiency and the bullseye? Well, no, not with the new Ruger. The answer had become apparent when three or four slicked-up brochures from the National Rifle Association fell out of the gun box. The people who run the NRA are anti-American money-grubbers, in my view. They sell patriotism and independence in a pill of paranoia so people will rush out to buy Rugers or any other gun especially faux military weapons commonly used by murderous wackos in schools, churches, theaters, nightclubs and at country-music concerts in Vegas. This doesnt faze the NRA, or Ruger. In August 2016, with the presidential race really heating up, the company did a $5 million match campaign for the NRAs lobbying arm, the Institute for Legislative Action. That followed Rugers Million Gun Challenge that raised $4 million ($2 for every gun purchased) for the NRA-ILA. And so on. The NRA claims government seeks to take away our weapons and abolish the Second Amendment. Thats demonstrably false, a fabrication spun from fear-mongering. The NRA insists only a good person with a gun can stop a bad person with a gun. Thats clichd nonsense; the way to stop mass shootings is to keep these faux military guns especially, or any others, out of the hands of wackos in the first place. The NRA suggests patriotism is a gun-wielding, flag-flying virtue. What utter horse-pucky. Patriots carry guns only in the most extreme circumstances. So now what? Ill tell you what: Ill be sighting in on good effective gun control, in 2018. Ill teach my son how to hit that target, too, with either hand, in a strong wind, at any range. roger


Questions and Answers with Dr. Katz Mended Hearts ProgramLecture by Arthur Katz, MD, Cardiologist on the medical sta at PBGMC Tuesday, January 9 @ 6-7pmPalm Beach Gardens Medical Center // Classroom 4 PBGMC is teaming up with The Mended Hearts Program to provide support for heart disease patients and their families. Members will interact with others through local chapter meetings, volunteer opportunities and special events. Members are encouraged to share experiences with other heart patients. A small fee* will be collected for registration.*$5/year will be collected solely by the local Mended Hearts Program to provide educational materials for members. $20/year will be collected solely by the Mended Hearts Program if participants would like to become a national member.Light dinner and refreshments will be served. Reservations are required. Solutions to Hip PainLecture by Gavin Hart, MD Orthopedic Surgeon on the medical sta at PBGMC Thursday, January 18 @ 6-7pm Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center // Classroom 4 Join Dr. Hart as he explains his Anterior approach to Total Hip Replacement designed as a more minimallyinvasive, muscle-sparing technique than traditional hip replacement. These patients frequently experience a faster recovery, which allows them to return back to their active lifestyles.Light dinner and refreshments will be served. Reservations are required. JANUARY Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center | 3360 Burns Road | Palm Beach Gardens | COMMUNITY EVENTS & LECTURES All screenings held at: Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center FREE COMMUNITY SCREENINGSFree Heart Attack Assessment Screenings (blood pressure, BMI, glucose and cholesterol)Wednesday, January 10 @ 8am-11am Classroom 3 Osteoporosis ScreeningsThursday, Jan 18 @ 9am-1pm Outpatient EntranceSmoking Cessation ClassesWednesday, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & February 7 @ 5:30-6:30pm Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center // Classroom 3PBGMC is teaming up with the Area Health Education Center to provide education on the health eects related to tobacco use, the benets of quitting and what to expect. A trained Tobacco Cessation Specialist will guide participants as they identify triggers and withdrawal symptoms and brainstorms ways to cope with them. The class is delivered over six, one-hour sessions. Better Breathers Club featuring Dr. De Olazabal JR, DOJose De Olazabal JR, DO Critical Care Medicine Doctor on the medical sta at PBGMC Wednesday, January 17 @ 6-7pm Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center // Classroom 4 PBGMC is teaming up with The Better Breathers Club a welcoming support group for individuals with COPD, pulmonary brosis and lung cancer, as well as their caregivers. Learn ways to better cope with lung disease while getting the support of others in similar situations. Led by a trained facilitator, these in-person adult support groups give you the tools you need to live the best quality of life you can.Light dinner and refreshments will be served. Reservations are required.Hands-Only CPR ClassTuesday, January 16 @ 6:30-7:30pm Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue // Station 1 4425 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens Eective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victims chance of survival. PBGMC has teamed up with PBG Fire Rescue to provide free monthly CPR classes for the community. Local EMS will give a hands-only, CPR demonstration and go over AED use. Participants will practice their new skills using CPR manikins. Certication not provided.Light dinner and refreshments will be served. Reservations are required. FREE Community Chair Yoga Class Class taught by Sara Chambers, RN, BSN, CYT Please choose one class option: Wednesday, January 3 or Wednesday, January 17, 6-7pm Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center // Classroom 4 PBGMC now oers a chair yoga class for the community. The class will be taught by the assistant nurse manager of cardiac rehab, Sara Chambers, who is also a certied yoga instructor. Using the same techniques as traditional yoga, the class is modied to allow for gentle stretching, designed to help participants strengthen their muscles and work on their balance. Light dinner and refreshments will be served. Reservations are required. Epilepsy Support GroupMonday, January 22 @ 6-8pm Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center // Classroom 3 PBGMC is teaming up with the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida to give patients and families the opportunity to engage with others living with seizures and dealing with the obstacles that come along with epilepsy. Attendees are encouraged to share their experiences and will be educated by guest speakers in the medical eld. Reservations are required. FOR RESERVATIONS, PLEASE CALL 855.857.9610.


A4 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 4-10, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY PublisherMelissa Bartonmelissa.barton@floridaweekly.comEditor Scott Reporters & ContributorsRoger Williams Evan Williams Janis Fontaine Jan Norris Larry Bush Mary Thurwachter Amy Woods Steven J. Smith Gail V. 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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC. OPINIONThe Year of the Dog2018 is the Year of the Dog. That is, if youre Asian and follow the Chinese zodiac. It rotates between the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. And as I mentioned, 2018 is a Dog year. Thats a good thing, particularly when we Westerners remember Harry Trumans bromide: If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. But I was surprised to find out Donald Trumps birthdate also had the Dog as its sign, considering my affection for puppies. Obviously, he was so mistreated that he turned dangerously ferocious. His Christmas Day astrology fortune, by the way, was, The Year of the Earth Dog 2018 is a good time for lifestyle changes (time to quit smoking or change residence) and for the start of new business ventures. He doesnt smoke, but while the Chinese are probably happy with his ineptitude in the face of their intimidation, millions of Americans might embrace the change residence. For those who havent given up on impeachment, perhaps theyll be fascinated to know that Robert Muellers Asian birth sign is the Monkey. His 2017 Christmas Day horoscope is: Stay on track today. Refuse to quit or be distracted. You know whats important no matter what others think or say. Its important to not let the words or actions of negative people discourage you. That will be music to the ears of Trumps enemies, although its probably advice thats wasted on Mueller, who is already known to be methodically relentless in every pursuit hes undertaken. His latest pursuit, of course, is that of Donald Trump, or certainly those around the president. Hes not only investigating the possibility of campaign collusion with Vladimir Putins Russian government chicanery in contributing to Trumps victory, but any crime that arises as hes fact-finding. Already hes drawn enough blood that Republicans are trying to discredit him. Theyre using every trick they can muster to leave an impression that Muellers people are too politically biased to be fair. What Bob Mueller has demonstrated is a persistent prosecutors bias, which is to say that everyone is suspect until they show otherwise. But Trumps supporters are really trying to manufacture a public case against him. Its obviously an attempt to clear the way for him to fire Mueller if the flames get too close to Trump or family members. The president says repeatedly that he has no such plans, but Donald Trump is not known for being a man of his word. The whole firing scenario is so transparent to many of POTUS adversaries that theyve awoken from their stupor. They are advance-planning street protests. Former Attorney General Eric Holder calls any ouster of Mueller a red line, but there have been so many red lines that Trump has crossed that its unclear whether Holders declaration holds any significance. Actually, 2018 is not just the Dog, but its the year that every governing process will be dogged by the elections. Its the midterm that will preoccupy Washington, D.C., with tentacles stretching to many states and also every congressional district in the land. Thousands of politicians will be forever calculating all things Trump. Like it or not, hes the big dog in this years campaign. Bob Franken is an Emmy Awardwinning reporter who covered Washington for more than 20 years with CNN. Nancy Pelosis tax apocalypseTo listen to the Democrats, the American middle class will be lucky to survive the Republican tax bill. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calls the bill monumental, brazen theft from the American middle class, and thats one of her more restrained comments. Per Pelosi, the bill is an affront to the Founding Fathers, veterans, children and all thats good and true in America. She constantly charges that the bill raises taxes on 86 million middle-class households, and hands a breathtaking 83 percent of its benefits to the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans. This is a rhetorically potent line of attack that the polling suggests has made considerable headway. It just isnt remotely honest. The Republican bill is, every factual analysis agrees, an acrossthe-board tax cut. Pelosis seemingly damning factoids come from the year 2027, an odd date to focus on, since its not when the bill goes into effect, but when part of it lapses. In about 10 years, many of the tax cuts on the individual side expire, which Pelosi portrays as a Republican plot to loot the middle class. Its a very strange argument against passing a bill to say horrible things will happen once the legislation no longer fully applies. This is more logically a case for extending the bill than for blocking it. Indeed, its almost certain the middle-class provisions would eventually be preserved. What is, by the way, this looming middle-class wasteland in 2027? Pelosi relies on the liberal Tax Policy Center for her figures. As that outfit puts it, on average, in 2027 taxes would change little for lowerand middleincome groups. Oh. Theres a reason Pelosi doesnt want to focus on the numbers when the tax bill she so vociferously opposes is fully in effect. In 2018, 80.4 percent of tax units get a tax cut, averaging $2,140. A grand total of 4.8 percent will see a tax increase. The small percentage of people with higher taxes is disproportionately tilted toward the top of the income scale. Its true that upper-income people get a bigger tax cut in terms of absolute dollars than anyone else, for the simple reason that the wealthy tend to pay more in taxes than anyone else, as Brian Riedl of the Manhattan Institute points out. The tax bill is hardly invulnerable to criticism. Even if Republicans dont always like to admit it, corporate tax cuts are at the heart of the bill. They arent popular, but they are pro-growth. There used to be a bipartisan consensus encompassing Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton that we needed corporate tax reform. Then theres the deficit. Republicans can fairly be taken to task for budget gimmicks (like the expiration of the individual tax cuts) that squeeze a much bigger tax cut into a $1.5 trillion, 10-year window. All things being equal, economic growth will diminish some of the revenue loss. But the bill couldve been smaller and added less to the deficit. Its impossible to say how the tax bill will play in the midterms. Whats certain is that, contra Pelosi, the middle class will emerge intact, and with a lower tax bill. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly bob FRANKENSpecial to Florida Weekly


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KATIE KREISChiropractic Physician Full Physical Therapy Facility You sometimes question how can I be so unhappy when Im married to such a charming and successful husband? But then you remember how he constantly puts you down in front of your family. How he belittles you and questions your intelligence. And how he constantly controls you, manipulates you, and prevents you from having normal relationships with friends and loved ones. Youre not a greedy person. All you want is to be happy, and feel appreciated in your life, and in your marriage. But you know deep down that this is never going to get better. Your husband is not changing. In fact, hes just getting worse. Divorce is something you never thought youd ever experience, but you know you must leave the marriage if youre ever going to have a chance at happiness. And you know nows the time. Your children have grown into adults and youre not getting any younger. But at the same time youre worried. You dont know where to start, or how all this needs to happen. What you do know is hes going to make things dicult as youve seen how hes dealt before with others that have crossed him. You feel all alone. Like a prisoner of your own circumstances. Youre worried that nobody will see you and your situation for what it really is. At times, you feel like it will be impossible to ever get out of this unless you leave only with the shirt on your back. But its not going to be that simple, as you need to secure your nancial future. All of this makes you think about whether you should just put your energy into saving the marriage (again). If you identify with this DRAMATIZATION youre likely married to a husband with a personality disorder. Hes probably a Narcissist. If youve never heard this before you should take some time to read up on narcissism. Everything will probably start to make more sense. Try your best to realize that you are not alone. Everyone, including you, deserves to be happy and feel appreciated. And just as you decided to do what ultimately led you to your husband, you can also make the decision to be free of him. While your divorce will likely not be hassle free, there are some basic things you can learn that can minimize your husbands ability to make the divorce process harder than it needs to be. Divorce Lawyer Christopher R. Bruce wrote a book specically focused on helping women understand what he feels they need to know as they contemplate divorce from a controlling, manipulative, or narcissistic husband. To get your free instant download of the book, go to this website: and ll out the online download form. When you request the book, youll also have the option to get a free hard copy of the book mailed to you. e book is free, but learning how to condently approach divorce and move towards a more fullling life just might be priceless. Christopher R. Bruce is licensed to practice law in Florida. His law rm, the Bruce Law Firm, P.A., has its main oce located in West Palm Beach, and can be reached at (561) 810-0170.Divorce Your Controlling Husband Paid Advertorial Annual dinner raises $100,000 for Compass Community CenterCocktails for Compass, A Winter Dinner, was held Monday, Dec. 11, and grossed more than $100,000, said CEO Tony Plakas. All proceeds from the event benefit Compass Community Centers direct support service programs for the LGBT community. Sonja Stevens served as honorary chairwoman. Event co-chairs were Ross Meltzer and Victor Figueredo. Stephen Mooney and Scott Velozo welcomed Compass top contributors to the annual event. The road to equality is apparently a rather curvy one, Mr. Meltzer remarked to dinner guests. In order to reduce the effects of homophobia, stigma and discrimination, it is important for us to form strong social support systems. For our gay youth, its not always easy. That is why places like Compass are so important. At Compass everyone is celebrated for who they are. Its a resource we are lucky to have and its up to us to ensure its success for future generations. Compass Community Center is Palm Beach Countys only LGBTQ Community Center and works to diminish stereotypes by challenging long-standing misconceptions about the character of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. Event to benefit ovarian cancer charityOceans Allure offers an opportunity to shop, have fun and help a good cause. The Legacy Place boutique will offer Teal to Heal Tuesday, a girls night out to benefit H.O.W. Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper. There will be shopping, raffles, light bites and Teal Tinis. Fifteen percent of total purchases will be donated to H.O.W. Guests who make a $20 donation automatically will be entered to win a teal beach cruiser from Palm Beach Bicycle Trail Shop in honor of Susan Elizabeth Berk or two tickets to the H.O.W. luncheon Jan. 22 at the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach. The luncheon will include as speaker Shannon Miller, the most decorated gymnast in history and an ovarian cancer survivor. The event is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, at Oceans Allure, 11300 Legacy Ave., No. 110, Legacy Place, Palm Beach Gardens. Info: 561-799-0201 or www. To make reservations for the H.O.W. luncheon, contact Jennifer McGrath at 561-406-2109 or Jennifer@howflorida. org


A6 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 4-10, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY Learn more at S. Old Dixie Hwy. l Jupiter, FL 33458 Stress Less, Live MoreMindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Winter 2018The new Calcagnini Center for Mindfulness at Jupiter Medical Center, in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness, is pleased to offer Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). MBSR is proven to be an effective treatment for reducing stress and anxiety related to work, family and finances. Learn to activate and enhance your natural capacity to care for yourself and find greater balance in your life. Participants meet once a week from January 23-March 10, 2018. Program session includes eight classes and one, all-day retreat. Reservations are required. Space is limited to 30 participants per session. For more information on class fee, or to register, please visit or call 561-263-MIND (6463). PET TALESCar quest BY KIM CAMPBELL THORNTONAndrews McMeel SyndicationWe purchased our first Subaru Outback 13 years ago to haul around three cavalier King Charles spaniels and, as needed, two cats and two birds. In the years since, weve driven it to San Francisco; Seattle; Vancouver, British Columbia; Wyoming; New Mexico; Utah; Arizona; and Oklahoma. I had hoped it would last us another couple of years, but repair costs were rising higher, so last month we found ourselves in search of a new dog car. With the need to hold crates, pop-up tents and other equipment for dog shows and canine sports events, choosing the right vehicle is a matter of intense interest to members of the barkoisie. Issues such as cargo capacity, the ability to go off road to reach field trial sites, allwheel drive versus four-wheel drive, and of course gas mileage are all matters to consider when selecting a dog car. The right choice depends on the size and number of dogs and the activities in which owners and dogs participate. Auto manufacturers recognize that dog owners are an important demographic. Honda no longer makes its Element, which had a large fan base among dog owners, but at last months Los Angeles Auto Show, a team of golden and Labrador retrievers introduced Subarus threerow SUV, the 2018 Ascent. The company intentionally markets its vehicles to dog owners after a study found that more than half of Subaru owners have dogs. Hondas roomy CR-V crossover, midsize Pilot SUV and Odyssey minivan also find favor with active dog owners or people with large dogs. What do dog owners look for in a vehicle? Debbie Best of Huntington Beach, California, who lives with two flat-coated retrievers, has a long list of musts as she contemplates trading in her 190,000-mile Subaru Forester for the larger Ascent. They include a boxy shape more practical for carrying cargo and offering better visibility than the sloped rears seen on many vehicles seats that fold flat, and rear air vents. I want to know the dogs are cool, even when the car is packed, she says. Its a plus if they are on the ceiling, as they are with the Ascent. Her new vehicle must also be tall enough to hold large dog crates, with at least 44 inches between the wheel wells so she can fit two crates side by side. Allwheel drive is important for field training and trips to the mountains. Dog trainer Liz Palika of Oceanside, California, searched for five months to find just the right ride for herself and her two 50-pound English shepherds. She decided on a midsize SUV, a 2017 Toyota Highlander, that she describes as not too small, not too big. The back seats fold down, allowing her to carry two midsize dog crates and still have room for cargo. Lillian Huang of Emeryville, California, also likes the 2017 Highlander for its flat backseat floor, making it easy to accommodate folding tables, tents and canopies behind the front seats; the backup camera; and the separate air conditioning vents for the back of the car. Other factors affecting vehicle choice are a dogs age and mobility. Jill Gibbs of Billings, Montana, prefers minivans because its easier for aging dogs to get in and out of them. I bought my first one for my 12-year-old golden, she says. For advice on selecting a dog-friendly car, turn to a Facebook page called Dog Sport Vehicle Ideas. Edmunds, AutoTrader and other websites also rate cars for their canine suitability. Search dogfriendly cars for tips. In our case, were currently down to two cavaliers, but our activities have expanded to canine nose work trials, as well as many road trips to visit family. We went with another Outback, confident that it will carry us and our dogs for at least another dozen years. Their new ride holds everything these dogs need for a road trip. Pets of the Week>> Cary Grant is a 5-year-old male orange tabby, thats a little shy at rst, but warms up quickly. He loves to be petted and brushed. >> Annie is a 5-year-old female calico cat thats high-spirited (like most calicos), and very friendly. She gets along well with her companions, both human and feline. 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 561-848-4911, Option 3). For additional information, and photos of other adoptable cats, see, or on Facebook, Adopt A Cat Foundation. Conversations with Jewish Women Writers program begins Jan. 17The Friedman Commission for Jewish Education has announced its 16th anniversary lineup for the literary series, Conversations with Jewish Women Writers. The events, which will be held in Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, provide a unique opportunity for readers to have an intimate conversation with the authors of new books. This years program kicks off Jan. 17-18 with Lynda Schuster, author of Dirty Wars and Polished Silver, an exuberant memoir of life, love and transformation on the frontlines of conflicts around the world. As a former Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent, Ms. Schuster will discuss living in war-torn countries, then becoming the wife of a U.S. Ambassador. The series wraps up Feb. 21-22 with Sana Krasikov, author of The Patriots, a tale of the power of love, the rewards and risks of friendship, and the secrets parents and children keep from each other. The novel traces the history of one family as they move between the U.S. and Russia over the course of three generations. Ms. Krasikov grew up in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia and in the U.S. Both books chosen by our book selection committee reflect the interests of women in our community to tackle Jewish and gender issues that arise in the U.S. and abroad, says Dania Kier Schwartz, Conversations chair. Guests can choose from morning or afternoon sessions for the following dates and locations: Dirty Wars and Polished Silver, by Lynda Schuster Wednesday, Jan. 17: Palm Beach Thursday, Jan. 18: Palm Beach Gardens The Patriots, by Sana Krasikov Wednesday, Feb. 21: Palm Beach Thursday, Feb. 22: Palm Beach Gardens For reservations, visit www.cjepb. org/conversations or by contacting Autumn Mella at or 561-209-2604. Location details will be provided upon receipt of registration. SCHUSTER KRASIKOV


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unless theyre committing another violation. A texting citation calls for a $30 fine plus any county fines. Its also a nonmoving violation, so no points are assessed to the drivers license unless youre in a school zone. The new bill would make texting and driving a primary offense. That means Florida law enforcement officials for the first time would be able to pull drivers over specifically for tapping away on their phones while driving. I think the timing is right, Rep. Rodrigues said. Its clear that merely making it a secondary offense did not have the impact we hoped it would. National statistics point to a marked increase in traffic fatalities in the last several years; according to the National Safety Council, from 2014 to 2016 motor vehicle deaths jumped from 35,398 to 40,200, by their estimation the largest two-year increase in more than five decades. Florida saw an even larger two-year increase, jumping from 2,501 to 3,037 traffic fatalities from 2014 to 2016, or more than 21 percent. All but four states have enacted primary offense laws for texting while driving the three besides Florida are Ohio, Nebraska and South Dakota. If Rep. Slosberg had it her way, texting and driving would be a misdemeanor or even a felony. She has personal experience to draw from; when she was a teenager, she and her twin sister were in a serious car accident; her sister died, along with four others, following grave injuries. The driver at fault was cited for reckless driving and served 13 years in prison. Sponsoring this bill continues a family tradition since that fateful night; Rep. Slosbergs father, Irv Slosberg, became a state representative in 2000 and focused most of his political life on improving Floridas traffic safety. He helped get stringent seatbelt laws passed and worked to get the Dori Slosberg Driver Education Safety Act approved by legislature in 2011, adding $5 to the cost of every traffic ticket. Proceeds go to high school driver education programs in participating counties throughout Florida. Rep. Slosberg replaced her father in District 91 when he retired from office. She recalls the night of the crash, when she woke up with a ventilator in her mouth, unable to speak, as a turning point in her life and an early inspiration for running for office. I woke up in a hospital bed. I saw my mom and dad, friends visiting me, but I didnt see my sister, she said. I had to write on my dads hand, wheres Dori? For the first time my father, whos a very vocal person, was at a loss for words. At that moment, I was glad I was on the respirator, because I wouldnt have been able to breathe. Rep. Slosberg and Rep. Toledo, who is a mother of five, hope HB33 will prevent countless families from dealing with such tragedy in the future. Were going to help make our state safer, Rep. Slosberg said. She called texting while driving an epidemic that only harsher legislation can cure. Despite the current bill not being as harsh as she hoped, its a satisfactory compromise, in her opinion. Id like to make it a misdemeanor or a felony, but Ill take a civil citation. The purpose is to send a message to the state of Florida that were no longer going to tolerate people texting and driving. This is the way were going to do it to pass legislation thats enforceable. Weve put in strict language that protects civil liberties. The officer has to inform a driver that they have a right to refuse a search of their phone. Its a privacy issue this allows drivers to maintain privacy within their phones, she said. Theres also an exception for using navigation on a mobile device, according to Rep. Slosberg. She cited the evolution of drinking and driving becoming socially acceptable, with texting while driving following a similar path. As a society, were sending the wrong message the right message is to stop the destructive behavior, Rep. Slosberg said. Put the phone away and youre not going to get pulled over or put others lives in danger. Thats the message we need to send to our kids. Could police abuse this privilege, with the ability to pull anyone over, simply at the sight of an illuminated phone? Its a concern historically theres been unjustified behavior in enforcing the traffic laws. If an officer is going to follow you long enough, theyll find a reason to pull you over, Rep. Slosberg said. We have to trust that law enforcement will act reasonably. Our job is to draft legislation; this is a policy that will save lives. Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Greg Bueno put the onus on drivers to remember that driving is a privilege, not a right. To be a responsible driver means putting 100 percent focus on driving whenever behind the wheel two hands on the wheel, two eyes on the road and your mind on driving at all times. Rep. Slosberg sees an opportunity to get it right. With the opportunity to observe how other states are enforcing texting while driving laws, it allowed Florida time to come up with uniform guidelines so that its clear and enforced properly. Her focus, however, never strays far from peoples lives. People are dying on our roadways. We have to act. TEXTINGFrom page 1Id like to make it a misdemeanor or a felony, but Ill take a civil citation. The purpose is to send a message to the state of Florida that were no longer going to tolerate people texting and driving. This is the way were going to do it to pass legislation thats enforceable. Rep. Emily Slosberg, D-Palm Beach COURTESY PHOTOIf the driving bill becomes law, texting and driving will get you pulled over and ticketed. 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A10 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 4-10, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY Acupuncture for NeuropathyQuestion: Can Acupuncture help relieve my neuropathy pain? Answer: Research shows Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine are effective treatment for relief of neuropathy pain. There are several causes of neuropathy pain; diabetes, HIV/AIDs, cancer treatment side effect and idiopathic neuropathy or no known cause. Depending on your circumstances Acupuncture coupled with Herbal Medicines can be highly effective on relieving neuropathy pain. Typically, Neuropathy has become chronic before most reach out for treatment. Patients will typically feel immediate relief to some degree after just one treatment. However, to have prolonged relief it is important to follow the treatment plan prescribed by your Acupuncture Physician. Each patient is unique and the treatment plans will be customized to fit your needs. You can expect to need a minimum of two treatments per week and a prescription for Herbal Medicine to bolster the acupuncture. I will usually want to see patient twice a week for 3-4 weeks, then once a week for 4 weeks to get prolonged pain relief. I use Electro-Acupuncture, Herbal Medicines and Herbal foot soaks for most effective pain relief.AcuWellness Group Acupuncture for Health and Healing Address: Downt own Abacoa 1209 Main Street, #104, Jupiter, FL 33458 Phone: 561-557-6556 Website: Email: info@acuwellnessgroup.comAcuWellness Team: Louise Hudek: Acupuncture Physician, Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, Christy Bongiovanni: Diplomate of Oriental Medicine ADVERTISEMENT ACUPUNCTURE HEALTH AND HEALINGWendy Miller, Acupuncture Physician Ask the Health & Beauty Experts HEALTHY LIVINGAnnual teens survey shows vaping popular NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTHNIHs 2017 Monitoring the Future survey shows both vaping and marijuana are more popular than traditional cigarettes or pain relievers. Nearly 1 in 3 students in 12th grade report using a vaping device in the past year. The survey also suggests that use of hookahs and regular cigarettes is declining. The annual survey queries eighth, 10th and 12th graders in schools nationwide and is conducted by scientists from the University of Michigan in collaboration with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA is part of NIH). The survey asks teens about any vaping to measure their use of electronic vaporizers. Some research suggests that many teens do not actually know what is in the device they are using, and even if they read the label, not all labeling is consistent or accurate. The latest survey, taken in early 2017, shows 27.8 percent of high school seniors reported vaping in the prior year. When asked what they thought was in the mist they inhaled the last time they used the vaping device, 51.8 percent of 12th graders said, just flavoring, 32.8 percent said nicotine and 11.1 percent said marijuana or hash oil. The survey also asks about vaping with specific substances during the past month. Among 12th graders, more than 1 in 10 say they use nicotine, and about 1 in 20 report using marijuana in the device. We are especially concerned because the survey shows that some of the teens using these devices are first-time nicotine users, said Dr. Nora Volkow, director of NIDA. Recent research suggests that some of them could move on to regular cigarette smoking, so it is critical that we intervene with evidencebased efforts to prevent youth from using these products. The survey also indicates that while opioid overdose rates remain high among adults, teens are misusing opioid pain medications less frequently than a decade ago and are at historic lows with some commonly used pain medications. For example, past year misuse of the opioid pain reliever Vicodin among high school seniors dropped to its lowest point since the survey began measuring it in 2002, and it is now at just 2 percent. This compares to last years 2.9 percent and reflects a long-term decline from a peak of 10.5 percent in 2003. In overall pain medication misuse, described in the survey as narcotics other than heroin, past year misuse has dropped among 12th graders since its survey peak in 2004 to 4.2 percent from 9.5 percent. Interestingly, teens also think these drugs are not as easy to get as they used to be. Only 35.8 percent of 12th graders said they were easily available in the 2017 survey, compared to more than 54 percent in 2010. The 2017 survey also confirms the trend that daily marijuana use has become as popular as or perhaps more popular than daily cigarette smoking among teens, representing a dramatic flip in use between these two drugs since the survey began in 1975. In the past decade, daily marijuana use among 12th graders has remained relatively consistent, but daily cigarette smoking has dropped. When combining responses in all three grades, data suggest past year marijuana use is up slightly, to 23.9 percent, from 22.6 percent last year, but similar to 2015 rates (23.7 percent). However, because overall marijuana rates remain stable, researchers continue to monitor carefully any potential trends as they emerge. The survey indicates that significantly fewer teens now disapprove of regular marijuana use, with 64.7 percent of 12th graders voicing disapproval, compared to 68.5 percent last year. The survey also reports that high school seniors in states with medical marijuana laws are more likely to have vaped marijuana and consumed marijuana edibles than their counterparts without such laws. Inhalant use the one category of drug use that is typically higher among younger students is back up to 2015 levels among eighth graders, measured at 4.7 percent, compared to 3.8 percent in 2016. However, rates are still low, showing a significant decline from peak rates in 1995, when 12.8 percent of eighth graders reported using an inhalant to get high in the past year. Overall, illicit drug use other than marijuana and inhalants, remains the lowest in the history of the survey in all three grades, with 13.3 percent of 12th graders reporting past year use, compared to 9.4 percent of 10th graders and 5.8 percent of eighth graders. These successes underscore the importance of continuing evidence-based prevention programs targeting children who are approaching their teenage years. After years of steady decline, binge drinking appears to have leveled off this year. Binge drinking is defined as having five or more drinks in a row sometime in the last two weeks. While binge drinking among eighth, 10th and 12th grade students remains well below the levels seen a decade ago, the downward trend in binge drinking appears to have slowed somewhat in recent years, according to George Koob, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. This may signal a need for more emphasis on alcohol prevention strategies in this age group, he added. Monitoring the Future has been conducted by researchers at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor since 1975, expanding the study periodically to include additional grades and topic areas. It is the only large-scale federal government survey that releases findings the same year the data is collected. Overall, 43,703 students from 360 public and private schools participated in the 2017 survey. Since 1975, the survey has measured how teens report their drug, alcohol and cigarette use and related attitudes in 12th graders nationwide. Eighth and 10th graders were added to the survey in 1991. ON THE LINKS Its only January, still not too late, is it, to recognize some of golfs highest achievers off the course in 2017? After all, there is much more to the game than simply playing it, especially among the nations golf professionals. Ask Warren Bottke, a teaching professional at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens. A decent player, of course, but his trophy case is fuller than many professional golfers with more recognizable names, some of whom are his students. The biggest one was the national Horton Smith Award in 2005. For a golf professional, thats akin to a professional golfer winning on the PGA Tour for the first time. The Horton Smith recognizes the PGA professional who provides outstanding and continuous contributions in developing and improving educational opportunities for all PGA professionals. Mr. Bottkes most recent award is from the South Florida PGA Section, its Teacher of the Year for 2017, an award which recognizes the PGA professional who provides outstanding service as a golf instructor. The recipient is selected based on his or her efforts in promoting golf through involvement in junior golf activities and other teaching techniques. Wow, what a surprise, Mr. Bottke said when informed of his selection at the Section level, adding I have been teaching the game for the past 43 years. There are so many talented and deserving teachers in our section who do what I dogrowing the game in various ways. I love to give back and see the progress of my students. I am very humbled to be honored by the South Florida PGA. Mr. Bottke was named the SFPGAs Golf Professional of the Year in 2015 and also earned section Horton Smith recognition in 1987, 9 and 2004-05. He founded a program called Chip N Sip, a unique way for women to learn the game and combine it with networking and social opportunities. Over the past six years or so, more than 400 women have participated. Mr. Bottke also helps with Beyond the Blind clinics, which provide group settings for blind golfers to be introduced or rediscover the game. Late last year, he teamed with DaVinci Sports to open a golf academy in Beijing. There are three instructors going to elementary schools during after-care and physical education programs, teaching all levels of golf to juniors and adults. In 1988, Mr. Bottke became the youngest PGA Master Professional and he now serves on the faculty for the Master Professional certification program, where he mentors current PGA pros who are working toward becoming certified Master Professionals. Other SFPGA award winners for 2017: Mark Van Dyck, Fort Lauderdale CC, Golf Professional of the Year; Kevin Compare, Stuart, Divot the Clown, Horton Smith Award; Joe Kern, Indian River Club, Vero Beach, Deacon Palmer Award; Ken McMaster, Miromar Lakes GC, Lehigh Acres, Bill Strausbaugh Award; Bill Scott, Don Law GA @ Osprey Point, Boca Raton, Player Development and Youth Player Development awards; Mike Vanover, Grey Oaks CC, Naples, Assistant of the Year; Jim Maitland, Salesperson of the Year; and Merchandisers of the Year Bela Nagy, Sandridge GC, Vero Beach, public courses, Marshall Carpenter, High Ridge CC, Boynton Beach, private clubs, and Lara Pavloff, Biltmore GC, Coral Gables, resorts Ryan Crowley of West Palm Beach, 49-under; Ryan Howison of Jupiter, 50-59; and Robbie Dew of Palm Beach Gardens, 60-older; were the Palm Beach County Golf Associations Players of the Year for 2017. Crowley won the County Amateur by five strokes and the Pricey Stroke Play. Howison, a former PGA and tourist, took the senior divisions of the County Amateur, Tour Championship and Match Play. Mr. Dew, managing general partner at Abacoa GC, paced his age bracket in the International, the Firecracker and Tire Kingdom Stroke Play. Runners-up in the three flights were, respectively, Scott Turner, Stuart, Pete Williams, Juno Beach, and Robert Biles, Palm Beach Gardens. BOTTKE Recognizing local golfings best


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Miami, Orlando, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Key West, Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale and Bradenton. WalletHub ranked the 111 largest Florida cities from best to worst on retiree friendliness based on three main categories: Quality of life, Health Care and Activities. Each city was given an individual score in each category as well as overall rank. Cities with lower populations such as Naples, Marco Island, and Punta Gorda were left off the list. In all, 28 variables were weighed, including affordability, the weather and crime; the numbers of health care facilities and doctors, volunteer activities and cultural opportunities such as theaters and museums, and golf and fishing spots available. Other cities where Florida Weekly is distributed that received WalletHub rankings are Jupiter (14), Palm Beach Gardens (21), Bonita Springs (27), Cape Coral (31), Estero (42), Port Charlotte (56), North Fort Myers (84) and Lehigh Acres (107). Troy M. McLellan, president and CEO of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, is happy to take recognition as a top retirement destination with a grain of salt. He points out the city also includes a robust business community, and that sunny weather, a vibrant cultural scene, and plenty of health care choices are desirable at any age. I think the beauty is retirees want to move here and other great places that have great quality of life, great health care, great amenities, he said, but we certainly dont lose sight of why everybody else wants to move here too: thats professionals, thats young families our downtown thats getting a more urban feel that attracts more Millennials. DeAngelis Diamond, a Naples-based construction company, is building new senior and assisted living communities in South Florida, including Thrive at Naples, and Amavida, a 32-acre resort-style community in Fort Myers. Both are scheduled to open next year. The trend that were seeing in senior housing is really the shift toward luxury resort-style living as opposed to a traditional senior assisted living facility thats more focused on the care, said Craig Bryant, executive project manager. I see these newer facilities really targeting the more active, younger senior than they have in the past. Amenities such as swimming pools, walking trails and nearby beaches draw residents, along with the most important one, the weather. Yesterday was the perfect example, Mr. Bryant said. It was 84 degrees a couple of days after Christmas. WalletHubs Health Care category looked at the number of health care choices available in a given area, including the numbers of in-home care, dentists and nurses, a factor in Fort Myers high score, along with its downtown entertainment district, theatres and galleries. In Lee County, we have lots of opportunities to pursue an active lifestyle, good access to preventative medicine, and top doctors using the latest technology, said Larry Antonucci, president and CEO of Lee Health, which runs six hospitals and other health care facilities in the Lee County and Fort Myers area. While some retirees want to move to a sunny place with warm weather, they need to consider they will be dealing with health issues as they age. We are fortunate locally that we have a vibrant health system in addition to mild weather. There are plenty of second opinions on how cities are ranked. WalletHubs own nationwide list of 150 best and worst places to retire this year, ranked Cape Coral at 13, much higher than its state rank. It gave the top three spots in the United States to Orlando, Tampa and Miami, and ranked Newark, New Jersey, last. Like the state scores, WalletHub picked the largest 150 cities in the U.S. to compare, so less populous ones such as Sarasota were left off it. Port Charlotte was given a meh score by WalletHubs state list while Forbes named it among its top 25 retirement destinations in the U.S. in 2017, which are unranked. The areas low cost of living is not at the expense of programs for seniors, said Stephen Carter, executive director of The Cultural Center of Charlotte C ounty in Port Char lottes growing Parkside neighborhood. Besides area fishing and bicycling opportunities, he pointed out, there are hundreds of dif-RETIREFrom page 1 WalletHubs Top 10 Places to Retire in the U.S., 2017>> Orlando >> Tampa >> Miami >> Scottsdale, Arizona >> Atlanta, Georgia >> Salt Lake City, Utah >> Honolulu, Hawaii >> Denver, Colorado >> Austin, Texas >> Las Vegas, Nevada Sources: WalletHub and U.S. Census Bureau for population and 2012-2016 median home value and median rentCities not ranked>> Punta Gorda not ranked by WalletHub due to population Pop. 18,796 Median home value: $299,900 Median rent: $860 >> Naples not ranked by WalletHub due to population Pop. 21,845 Median home value: $770,000 Median rent: $1,189 >> Marco Island not ranked by WalletHub due to population Pop. 17,847 Median home value: $492,000 Median rent: $1,437 #8 #1FORTMYERS>> Overall rank: 8 >> Quality of Life: 10 >> Health Care: 10 >> Activities: 12 >> Pop. 77,146 >> Median home value: $160,800 >> Median rent: $851SARASOTA>> Overall rank: 1 >> Quality of Life: 1 >> Health care: 1 >> Activities: 8 >> Population: 56,610 >> Median home value: $190,500 >> Median rent: $951AFEWOFTHETOPTENPLACESTORETIREINFLORIDA A12 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 4-10, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY


ferent classes and programs for seniors at the Cultural Center from dancing to travel. The centers theater hosts national and local musicians and performers. Youve got a lot of things to do, daytime, nighttime, youve got the weather, and youve got an area where your cost isnt as high to live in as a lot of other areas of Florida, Mr. Carter said. We are in that position to uniquely offer a lot for less money than a lot of these other areas. One things the rankings cant take into account is personal taste. Do you favor the laid-back vibes of Fort Myers Beach where you can grab a Henna tattoo and listen to an acoustic guitarist strum Boomer generation hits, or the austere beauty of Tigertail Beach on Marco Island, whose sprawling white sand vista leaves space for solitude even on a moderately crowded day? This year the foremost ranker of beaches, Dr. Beach, named Siesta Key in Sarasota as his No. 1 pick in the U.S. out of 10. (Hes also known as professor Stephen P. Leatherman, director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University in Miami). Whatever you like, WalletHubs rankings are meant to help people find out where to get the most bang for their buck in their golden years, said Jill Gonzalez, an analyst for the website. It helps that in addition to the clement weather Florida also has no income tax. Retirement confidence declined in 2017, with nearly four in 10 American workers having little or no money saved for their golden years, Ms. Gonzalez said. Readers should look at these studies as guidelines which can help them plan for a comfortable retirement without breaking the bank, all dependent on where they live. Wallet Hub has produced a list of Best & Worst Places to Retire in the U.S. since 2014. This is the first year it has created a list focused on Florida. MIAMI>> Overall rank: 3 >> Quality of Life: 5 >> Health care: 5 >> Activities: 46 >> Population: 453,579 >> Median home value: $241,200 >> Median rent: $995 #6 #7 #3WESTPALMBEACH>> Overall rank: 6 >> Quality of Life: 4 >> Health Care: 9 >> Activities: 55 >> Population: 108,161 >> Median home value: $198,100 >> Median rent: $1,096KEYWEST>> Overall rank: 7 >> Quality of Life: 35 >> Health Care: 3 >> Activities: 56 >> Population: 26, 990 >> Median home value: $474,100 >> Median rent: $1,627 QUALITY RANK CITY TOTAL SCORE OF LIFE HEALTH CARE ACTIVITIES 1 Sarasota 75.46 1 1 8 2 Boca Raton 67.54 2 7 38 3 Miami 67.37 5 5 46 4 Orlando 63.86 28 4 19 5 Tampa 63.16 39 2 29 6 West Palm Beach 62.60 4 9 55 7 Key West 62.38 35 3 56 8 Fort Myers 62.34 10 10 12 9 Fort Lauderdale 62.24 17 6 50 10 Bradenton 60.30 3 28 9 14 Jupiter 53.76 9 15 78 20 Wellington 50.94 18 26 75 21 Palm Beach Gardens 50.94 15 40 47 27 Bonita Springs 50.02 58 31 11 31 Cape Coral 48.85 88 32 6 39 North Port 47.81 37 106 15 42 Estero 47.25 71 87 2 56 Port Charlotte 46.00 13 110 40 84 North Fort Myers 42.53 91 96 7 107 Lehigh Acres 38.24 94 92 88Top ten places to retire in FloridaThis chart rates more than 100 of Floridas largest cities for retirement friendliness using 28 key indicators, including such things as cost of living, health care facilities per capita and number of attractions. The list also includes the rank of cities in our readership area that made the list. SOURCE: WALLETHUB.COM PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 4-10, 2018 NEWS A13


MONEY & INVESTINGCopper a shining investment as demand slowly climbsDo you know who is widely considered the global Ph.D. of economics? A Wharton Business School dean? Chairman of the Federal Reserve? Actually, it is not a who but a what. Copper, the base metal, is considered the metal with a Ph.D. in economics because it is so widely used in industrial applications that its usage and price often are a good indicator regarding the health of the world economy. Today the metal price is at its highest level in four years and is at a critical technical level. What does the price of copper tell us about future economic growth and why is todays level so important? To understand the price of copper, we first must recall the aftermath of the financial crisis. The global economy was on the verge of a depression and every government did whatever it could to jump start its respective economies. China embarked on a massive stimulus program which involved everything from infrastructure spending to building new factories and commercial buildings. Copper was needed for many of these projects so the metal rose to historic highs of over $10,000 per ton as demand outpaced supply. Over the next few years, the high price of copper caused every copper mining company to ramp up mining activities and start new mining projects. Simultaneously, the pace of new stimulus projects declined as the economy started to recover. A lack of copper supply soon turned into an oversupply and prices plunged to around $4,000 per ton by 2016. Today copper prices stand at around $7,000 per ton. This price rise is the result of both supply and demand factors. On the supply side, many miners dramatically cut back their spending on capital projects since 2016 because of low ore prices, causing a lack of current production. And on the demand front, positive global economic growth has increased the demand for industrial metals like steel and copper. Adding fuel to the fire is that recently the Chinese government has ordered its top producing copper producers to halt output to combat its significant BUSINESS PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 4-10, 2018A14 | WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM SEE STALEMATE, A16 OLARIZATION IS A COMMON problem for companies trying to make smart and agile strategic decisions. (Hint: That should be all companies.) When people band together with likeminded teammates, its human nature for them to get more and more entrenched in their mindset. The result is two opposing camps, each seeking a decision thats more extreme than the original ideas of individual SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________How to dislodge and move forward when decision makers are at a stalematePutPemupSEE COPPER, A16


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A16 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JANUARY 4-10, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY team members. This is a predictable outcome of group decision-making dynamics. Unfortunately, says Amanda Setili, it can be a highly destructive one. What often happens in group decision making is that two extreme options rise to the top and are forced into a yes-or-no framework, says Ms. Setili, author of Fearless Growth: The New Rules to Stay Competitive, Foster Innovation and Dominate Your Markets. When that happens, she adds, alternate options which many team members might actually prefer are left off the table. And because neither camp will give an inch, the CEO might have to step in and make the final call. The result is a decision not many people really like, a CEO who blames the team for indecisiveness, and behindthe-scenes grumbling that the CEO is playing favorites or behaving like a dictator, she says. In situations like this, no one wins. Consider this typical example: Jill, president of a company that had created a new smart home thermostat, was at a crossroads. Over the past year, her company had conducted tests of a direct-to-consumer sales approach in three geographic markets. The tests showed that given sufficient investment, her company could supplement its sales to DIY retailers and local HVAC companies by selling direct to homeowners. Now was the time to expand the program nationally but the team had reached a stalemate over whether this investment was wise. Members of the team fell into two camps, each side adamant about its position. Those in the go camp felt that selling direct to consumers was essential in order for the company to reach its growth goals. They asserted that there were vast numbers of homeowners who would purchase and install their own smart thermostats if they understood how easy it could be and were provided with clear instructions. Those in the no-go camp felt that selling direct to consumers would kill the company. Its too risky, they insisted. If we go direct, DIY retailers and HVAC services companies will drop us as a supplier theyd rather carry a product that they alone can supply. The no-go camp also feared the company didnt have the skills or deep pockets needed to succeed in the direct-to-consumer business. Jills team wrestled with this go/no-go decision for more than six months, with zero progress. Each camp dug deep trenches, accumulating more evidence that their point of view was correct. Jill saw risks on both sides, but knew that whatever path forward the company chose, gaining the full commitment of her team the leaders of sales, marketing, manufacturing, finance, human resources and legal was crucial for success.Six steps to end a stalemateSo, what happens next? Ideally, Ms. Setili says, in a stalemate situation like this, the leader should take six key actions: 1. Set clear objectives As a first step to resolving the impasse, Jill got her team together to agree on objectives. After a full afternoon of healthy debate, the team agreed that within two years, it was essential that they achieve 20 percent market share. It would be nice, they also agreed, if they could retain at least the current level of sales with the DIY retailers and HVAC services companies and maintain at least 10 percent net profits. 2. Develop several alternatives A week later, the group gathered again to discuss alternative approaches to meeting their agreed-upon objectives. Members of both camps were surprised at the breadth of options the team identified. Over the past several months, each side had become so entrenched in its own point of view neither had realized how much middle ground existed. After several hours of brainstorming and heated discussion, the group had developed four distinct alternatives for how to proceed. The options varied in terms of the partners they would enlist, the way they would engage the HVAC services companies and how the company would manage logistics to supply each local market. 3. Address each camps specific concerns As you are evaluating the pros and cons of the different strategic alternatives, it is crucial to address each sides concerns. Jill asked a lot of questions and paid attention to both the facts and the emotions each team member expressed. For example, Steve, the head of sales, had spent years building relationships with the leading HVAC service companies in each local market and with retailers. These people were not only business partners, they were friends. He felt strongly that if the company were to sell direct to consumers, it must find a way to partner with these sales channels to make them successful. Chris, who ran manufacturing and logistics, was most concerned about how the company would manage thousands of individual shipments to consumers. And Dana, who managed marketing, wanted a commitment from the board to maintain the marketing budget at a robust level, even if it took many months for direct-to-consumer sales to take off. Jill made sure that any plan the team came up with addressed concerns such as those Steve, Chris and Dana expressed. 4. Choose a path forward, then adjust course as you gain knowledge The most common cause of stalemates is uncertainty about what the future will bring. And the best way to get facts to address these unknowns is to test the waters. Jills team decided to collaborate with several HVAC services companies and experiment with different ways of enlisting them as partners. Stocking local inventory, performing particularly tricky installations and taking tech support calls were among the ways that HVAC services companies could potentially contribute. The no-go camp was surprised to learn that the HVAC suppliers actually liked the new direct-to-consumer approach, because it enabled them to attract new customers for profitable maintenance contracts. 5. Manage the risks as you implement Jill assigned one person on her team to manage each of the risks related to the direct-to-consumer approach. For example, Steve, the head of sales, worked with HVAC services companies to make sure their needs were met. Chris was in charge of managing inventory and shipments, and was measured on customer-service metrics related to delivery. Dana embarked on a process to build the brand online and was held accountable for marketing metrics, such as marketing cost per completed directto-consumer sale. Because each risk was explicitly managed, the team was able to press forward with tremendous speed and coordination. 6. Recognize both small and large wins on the path to success When pursuing a new strategic path, its essential that the CEO recognize and celebrate small wins. Jill made sure to celebrate even the small signs of progress each week, such as upticks in direct-to-consumer sales or favorable reviews online. This kept the energy high and helped the team stay cohesive as they navigated the bumps on the road to success. Whatever you do, Ms. Setili warns, dont let the polarization problem stop your company from pursuing bold growth strategies. In our age of disruption, you must be agile and courageous, she stresses. Letting fear and indecision slow you down is a huge mistake. In fact, it can be your death knell. Todays business climate rewards fast innovation and adaptability. Leaders who understand how to unleash employee creativity and build a culture of trust can help teams break stalemates and move ahead fearlessly. About the author Amanda Setili is president of the strategy consulting firm Setili & Associates, whose clients include Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, The Home Depot, UPS and Walmart. A past employee of McKinsey & Company and Kimberly-Clark, she served as an executive with successful disruptive technology startups in the U.S. and Malaysia. A graduate of Vanderbilt University and Harvard Business School, she has taught as an adjunct professor at Emory Universitys Goizueta Business School. STALEMATEFrom page 14 What often happens in group decision making is that two extreme options rise to the top and are forced into a yes-or-no framework. Amanda Setili, authorwinter pollution. This has added to the supply/demand imbalance. In addition, traders and speculators have been buying copper in anticipation of even greater demand going forward due to the increasing number of electric cars on the road, the power infrastructure needed to power these cars, and solar power production. All of these heavily rely on copper. Most analysts believe that the demand for copper will only increase over the next decade. And with many highly productive mines expected to reach the end of their lives in the next 10 years, many investors believe that copper will once again hit $10,000 by 2020. But todays price is important to many market participants in that it represents a 50 percent retracement from the highs of 2011 and the level the metal traded at for much of 2014 and 2015 before plunging. The question is, will this level be a ceiling which copper bounces down from or a new floor which will springboard it to even greater highs? I am in the bullish camp, which is why I would recommend buying copper miners like Glencore and Rio Tinto despite the fact that they have already rallied off their lows in the past 12 months. Both are significantly still below their all-time highs and Rio Tinto pays a nice dividend. These stocks and those like them may grant an investor exposure to copper, a good diversity play in todays overbought stock market. Eric Bretan, the co-owner of Ricks Estate & Jewelry Buyers in Punta Gorda, was a senior derivatives marketer and investment banker for more than 15 years at several global banks. COPPERFrom page 14


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 4-10, 2018 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE A17 BEHIND THE WHEELThe Focus RS is a fast Ford finaleCan a compact hatchback be worth $42K? Short answer: yes, but worthy ones can be counted on one hand. And the list is about to get shorter. The Ford Focus RS is entering its third and final year. It might seem odd that Ford would be pulling a 350 hp mighty mouse off the market after 2018, but the hottest of the hot hatches was always meant for limited consumption. The styling is unmistakably fast, but its not for everyone. Its deep-breathing front face, rear diffuser with dual exhaust, and large spoiler on top of the hatch look aggressive to the driver-focused crowd. And the way the Brembo brake calipers stand out from the dark wheel packages will always be worth every penny. Enthusiasts know its something special, but it might take some convincing in the junior executive parking lot. After all, those who bought Audi A5s and Cadillac ATSs for the brand name recognition might not understand why this little Ford costs about the same. There is a similar situation inside. Leather-trimmed Recaro front seats are a racers dream straight from Ford. These power-adjusting body-huggers are great for performance driving, but dont expect them to fit larger body types. More importantly, they were part of an optional package in previous years and are now standard in the 2018 cars. Add in a few more extra goodies, and that moves the price from about $37K to $41,995 for the final model year. Another great speedy interior feature is the auxiliary gauge package ergonomically positioned on top of the dash and it even includes a nifty boost gauge. Still, those who just want prestige will wonder why the rest of the interior looks like any other loaded Ford Focus. And the reason why the RS is an expensive Focus with a fast-n-furious makeover is all in the engineering. It starts with the 2.3-liter motor that was given a huge turbo boost to 350 horsepower. Thats 45 more ponies than less expensive speed machines like the Subaru WRX STI and Honda Civic Type R. In fact, the Focus RS is only 20 horsepower short of the Mercedes GLA45 AMG a car that costs about $10K more. While power superiority can create value, thats not the full allure of this fast Ford. It engineered an all-wheel drive chassis that electronically adapts to multiple modes. Under normal conditions it feels sharp like a compact hatchback, and it has fine grip in wet weather. But in all three performance modes, the crispness is amplified. There is torque vectoring in the all-wheel drive that delivers rally car-level confidence, and it provides the perfect amount of feedback through the steering wheel. So its much easier to find the grip limit because the chassis feels like the drivers high-performance guru whispering through the tires. All of this comes with the control of a six-speed manual transmission. Thats key to making the Focus RS a worthwhile buy. The intoxicating feeling of a crisp downshift, a huge rush of power and gluey grip will have owners eagerly volunteering to cross the state using those two-lane backroads. A car like this also raises questions about collectability. Limited production years and limited production numbers (only 1,000 are allotted to the U.S. for 2018) mix with very capable performance. Thats a pretty good recipe for future value. We would never suggest that the Focus RS should be part of a retirement fund, and stockpiling it instead of driving it should be a criminal offense in the enthusiast world. But this is the kind of vehicle youll love on the road today and still will be showing off well after youve moved on from the junior executive parking space.


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Sandy Duncan leads off next Dramalogue BY JANIS FONTAINEpbnews@ oridaweekly.comPalm Beach Dramaworks does more than just produce stage plays. One of their most popular offerings is Dramalogue: Talking Theater, and the upcoming event features Sandy Duncan, a beloved star of stage and screen. Probably best known for her accomplishments in the role of Peter Pan on Broadway, Ms. Duncan also rocked a more risqu role: Roxie Hart, the sexy kitten killer, in Chicago. Ms. Duncans career began at age 12 shell be 72 in February in a working production of The King and I, where she was paid $150 a week, not a bad wage for a kid in 1958, and shes worked steadily for more than 60 years. Born in Texas and raised in the tiny town of Tyler, at 19 she moved to New York and soon landed work there as Louise in Agnes de Milles production of Carousel at City Center. Performances in The Music Man and Finians Rainbow followed. She was nominated for a Tony Award in 1969 in her Broadway debut, received her second nomination two years later for her starring role in The Boy Friend, and got her third nod in 1980 for Peter Pan. She never won. Other interesting work included her performance in The Glass Menagerie opposite her son, Jeffrey Correia, and in Free Fall, which she wrote and in which she starred On the small screen, Mr. Duncans work in the miniseries Roots as the unforgettable Missy Anne earned her a second Emmy nomination. She also had the unique honor of being the very first guest on The Muppet Show. Writer and lecturer Sheryl Flatow will interview Ms. Duncan. Dramalogue is a series of six programs that illuminate the corners of theater for the guest who wants to know more about the art form, the kinds of things you can only learn from people in the business. Dramaworks brings acclaimed professionals and master artists to speak at these special events. Presentations usually include videos clips and/or scene readings, and are followed HAPPENINGSSEE HAPPENINGS, B12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTPALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 4-10, 2018 | SECTION BWWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM COURTESY PHOTOSandy Duncan will be the featured guest of Palm Beach Dramaworks next Dramalogue: Talking Theater, set for Jan. 9. Palm Beach Symphony season hits full swingSEE SYMPHONY,B4 The Palm Beach Symphony will celebrate 2018 with the debut of its new Chamber Music Concert Series on Jan. 10 at Palm Beach Day Academy in Palm Beach. The concert, Playing Still: The Dean of Afro-American Composers, is a retrospective and commentary on William Grant Still, the first black American composer to have a work performed by a major American orchestra and the first to conduct a leading American orchestra. The show features Dr. Rufus Jones Jr., a musician and scholar on Mr. Still, as host and narrator. A string quartet composed of Palm Beach Symphony principal musicians will perform Lyric Quartet, The Prince and the Mermaid, Selections from Little Folk Suite Collection, and Summerland Danzas de Panama. The Palm Beach Symphonys Masterworks Concert Series continues with Electrifying Discoveries on Jan. 17, which features two guest talents: Robert Moody as guest conductor, and Maxim Lando, a gifted 15-year-old piano soloist who will play Saint-Sens technically challenging Second Piano Concerto. The concert will take place at Benjamin Hall at The Benjamin Upper School in Palm Beach Gardens. The program also includes Christopher Theofanidis Muse, inspired by the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, and Paul Cienniwa, the music director at St. Pauls Episcopal Church in Delray Beach, will perform as the guest harpsichordist. Also part of the program is BY JANIS FONTAINEpbnews@ BY JOHN THOMASONFlorida Weekly Correspondent JONES JR. RTISTICALLY, WINSTON CHURCHILL WAS A LATE bloomer. He had graduated from Royal Military College Sandhurst; covered conflicts in Cuba, South Africa and Antwerp; fought in Egypt; won a seat in the House of Commons; assumed the presidency of the Board of Trade; and published six books before picking up his first paintbrush at the rough age of 40.Even in painting, Winston Churchill never failed to make an impressionSEE CHURCHILL, B12 NATIONAL CHURCHILL MUSEUM / COURTESY PHOTOWinston Churchill painting The Chteau St. Georges-Motel, Normandy, France, 1930s. Published in Life Magazine, 1946. COLLECTION HARLAN CROW LIBRARY / COURTESY IMAGEThe Chteau St. Georges-Motel, by Winston S. Churchill oilAStriking


B2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 4-10, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY Flagler Museum ProgramsCall (561) 655-2833 or visit www.FlaglerMuseum.usFLAGLER MUSEU M henry morrisonpalm beach, florid aA National Historic Landmark One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach An absolute must-see National Geographic Traveler Caf des Beaux-ArtsServing a Gilded Age style afternoon tea through April 1 Sponsored by:Concerts begin at 7:30 pm Includes champagne & dessert reception with the musicians after each concert Roe GreenThe MBS Family Foundation FLAGLER MUSEUM COLLECTORS CORNER Dolls tell the story of human trafficking a century ago scott SIMMONS If theres one thing that amazes me, it is this: No matter how much technologies and society change, so many things remain the same. In December, Florida Weekly published a compelling cover story on human trafficking in South Florida. Regrettably, its a crime that has gone on for millennia. More than a century ago, Cornelia Bonnell founded the Door of Hope mission in Shanghai to combat just that. Around the turn of the 20th century, Ms. Bonnell, a graduate of Vassar College, was teaching in a private school for the children of foreign residents in Shanghai. While she was there, Bonnell learned that girls in China were bought and sold into slavery and prostitution. Baby girls often were killed because of their gender. She took action, and in 1901, opened Door of Hope. There, the mission was to shelter and educate the girls and to teach them to read, write and sew. To help support the mission, the girls made dolls that depicted people dressed in garments depicting their age and status in Chinese society. The 8to 12-inch dolls had heads and hands carved of pear wood and mounted on cloth bodies. The detail of the costumes is exquisite, from SCOTT SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKLYThis Door of Hope doll depicting a boy has a head and hands of carved wood. He was made before 1937.Found: MCC of the Palm Beaches Enough for All Thrift Store, Lake Worth Plaza Shopping Center, 6466-68 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth. 561660-8763. Paid: $8The Skinny: An antiques dealer friend of mine says a Rolls-Royce is a RollsRoyce. That is, quality always is obvious to a trained eye. And thats how it was when I spotted this doll in a thrift store display case. There were two other dolls nice Japanese souvenirs that no doubt are worth a few dollars. But the costume on this 9-inch boy doll is elaborate, from the frog closures on his coat to his handmade cloth shoes. I did not know if he was one of the fabled Door of Hope dolls at the time I bought him, but knew that he stood out from the rest. National doll dealer Phil May later confirmed the dolls origins.The quality is fabulous the carving of his head is beautiful, simple and elegant, and this lad is complete, from his hat to his shoes. His coat does have a hole, but Ill treat that as the patina of a century of telling the story of another world.He underscores something else: You never know where you will find treasure. THE FIND:A Door of Hope Mission doll A couple of showsSeminole Casino Coconut Creek Show Jan. 5-7, Coconut Creek Seminole Casino, 5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek. Info: 941-697-7575 or www. The Venice Antiques Show Jan. 6-7, Venice Community Center, 326 S. Nokomis St. Venice. Info: 315-6865789/239-877-2830 or each minuscule stitch and perfectly smooth hem t o the embr oidery of the silk on more elaborate clothing. Elaborate groupings depicted wedding parties, and other costumes depicted luck, wealth and happiness attributes that remain universal today. But the Door of Hope dolls also depicted the costumes of laborers and farmers, as well as poor widows, Buddhist priests and monks, among others. They were sold internationally Kimport Dolls of Independence, Mo., was a major distributor in the 1930s. Online sources estimate seamstresses at the mission turned out anywhere from 30,000 to 50,000 of the dolls between 1902 and 1937, when production of the dolls ended as Japan gained control of Shanghai in the years leading up to World War II. For me, the dolls are an example of how quality endures the carving and the sewing combine to tell a story of survival all in tiny stitches.


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B4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 4-10, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY Encounter giant sea creatures made of ocean debris found throughout the 14-acre Garden. Explore 23 individual gardens, walk on water at the new Windows on the Floating World: Blume Tropical Wetland Garden.WHERE THE GARDEN MEETS THE SEA December 2, 2017 June 3, 2018 Susanne & Douglas Durst, Mr. & Mrs. Keith Beaty, Henry Foundation, Junior League of the Palm Beaches, Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, Inc., Mr. & Mrs. John Pew and Mr. & Mrs. William Soter. 559 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415 561-233-1757 ART TO SAVE THE SEA WASHED ASHORE Beethovens Symphony No. 7, which to this day defies classification. The Jan. 17 concert also will feature a young star of the keyboard, a 15-year-old piano prodigy who recently came to the rescue of renowned pianist Lang Lang and Carnegie Hall. Lang Lang, the musician chosen especially for Carnegie Halls opening night gala, was unable to perform because of an injured left arm, inflammation he said resulted from practicing Ravels Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major, a piece commissioned by Paul Wittgenstein, an Austrian pianist who lost his right arm during World War I. This performance required both hands, but he didnt need to look far for a replacement. His protege, a thin, dark-haired, bespectacled teen, Mr. Lando is a member of Lang Langs Young Scholars Program. Lang Lang asked Mr. Lando to sit beside him and provide the left-hand part during a difficult two-piano version of Gershwins Rhapsody in Blue. To make it more complicated, jazz pianist Chick Corea would play on the second piano. For us, young people are the future of the symphony, operations director Olga M. Vazquez said. Our education program has exploded, and were really focusing on the education part of our mission, which is engage, educate and entertain. It started with one small concert the first year and grew to seven free concerts last year. The symphony also offers lectures, coaching sessions and demonstrations for student musicians by professional artists and conductors, who are usually older than the students except in Mr. Landos case. Hes a rarity: Mr. Lando made his Carnegie Hall debut at age 6, and has already played there more than 15 times. Mr. Lando has toured all over the world, and won a trunkful of impressive prizes. He travels with a parent or family member, while being home-schooled and tutored for academics. And then theres practice time. Each part practice, touring and academics is a full-time gig, so no doubt Mr. Lando will have a few suggestions for the students about time management. Im pleased the students will get firsthand knowledge about the demands of a career as a musician, Ms. Vazquez said. As a musician herself, Ms. Vazquez knows the benefits of playing music. She played piano as well as alto sax and also played bass clarinet in the marching band through college. She says every child who wants to play music should get that opportunity and her job as an arts administrator is most rewarding when she can help a child achieve a dream. Ms. Vazquez wants you to be instrumental in the New Year. An important part of the education initiative involves acquiring instruments for kids who cant afford them. The real shortage is for the smaller instruments for the younger kids, she said. They refurbish the instruments and then carefully decide who will get it. What we really want is for the students, for everyone, really, to have some appreciation of orchestra music, Ms. Vazquez said. The experience is good for the soul. David McClymont, the symphonys executive director, said in a recent news release, Your gift, no matter the size or type, will make a direct impact on the lives of young musicians and on all those in the community who value live classical music. Most of the donations made to the symphony are small, but they add up, Ms. Vazquez said. The symphony will host a Planned Giving Lunch & Learn at noon March 14 at the Beach Club in Palm Beach. Wealth management and estate planning experts will speak about the ways you can help the symphony. For information about donating, contact Mr. McClymont at 561-655-2657 or email him at To complete the 2018 season, on Feb. 15, the orchestras music director, Ramon Tebar, will lead symphonies by Mendelssohn and Schumann at Mar-aLago in Palm Beach. Then, on March 12, the Delray Beach Chorale and the FAU chorus will join the orchestra at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach. They will perform the Dixit Dominus (Handel) and Vivaldis Gloria. Romanian cellist Razvan Suma closes the season with Elgars cello concerto. SYMPHONYFrom page 1 The Palm Beach Symphony Season >> Info: 561-655-2657; box of ce: 561-2810145; Masterworks Concert Series: >> Electrifying Discoveries 8 p.m. Jan. 17, Benjamin Hall at The Benjamin Upper School, North Palm Beach. Tickets: $25 and up. $10 students. >> Journey from Germany To Scotland Feb. 19. 6:30 p.m. The Breakers Palm Beach. Tickets: $125 and up. >> The Glory of Baroque March 12. 7:30 p.m. Bethesda-By-The-Sea Episcopal Church, Palm Beach. Tickets: $50, $10 students. >> Romantic Re ections April 17. 8 p.m. Kravis Center. Tickets: $35. $10 Students. Chamber Music Series Subscriptions start at $99. A Journey of New Experiences: >> Playing Still: The Dean of Afro-American Composers 7 p.m. Jan. 10, Palm Beach Day Academy, Palm Beach. The Music of William Grant Still. Tickets: $35 and up. >> Treasures from The Spanish Providencia 7 p.m. Feb. 7, Historical Society of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach. Guest host and narrator: Harvey E. Oyer, III. Tickets: $35 and up. >> Bernstein & Co.: Composed in America 7 p.m. March 21, Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace, West Palm Beach. A chamber concert hosted by The Young Friends of The Palm Beach Symphony with guest host and narrator Albert-George Schram. Tickets: $35 and up. COURTESY PHOTOMaxim Lando will perform Saint-Sens technically challenging Second Piano Concerto during the Palm Beach Symphonys Jan. 17 concert at Benjamin Hall at The Benjamin Upper School in Palm Beach Gardens.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 4-10, 2018 B5 Choose your seat at the Centers ofcial website or call 561.832.7469 or 800.572.8471 Group sales: 561.651 .4438 or 561.651.4304 REGIONAL ARTS CONCERT SERIESCAMERON CARPENTER, ORGANMonday, January 8 at 8 pmCarpenter will play the Kravis Centers George W. Mergens Memorial Organ, a gift to the Kravis Center from Alex W. Dreyfoos.In dulci jubilo Prelude and Fugue in D Major French Suite No. 5 in G Major Chorale Prelude, Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein, La Nativit du Seigneur Candide Leonard and Sophie Davis Alex and Renate Dreyfoos BRAD RITA GARRETT RUDNERTuesday, January 9 at 8 pm Marjorie FinkRENE FLEMING*Saturday, January 13 at 8 pm Arlene and Harvey Blau Ann and Robert Fromer With support from for information Harmony and Hilarity at the Kravis Center! AND | 561-799-0201 Everything you need to make your Holiday Season Sparkle & Shine! One of a kind jewelry pieces, hand-cra ed by Monique Comfo Come in and see the latest collections from our favorite designers, Escapada, Khush and many more. New gi items, hostess gi s, accessories & home decor arriving weekly! jewelry, apparel, art and gifts.Ocean inspired Lets celebrate the new year with Teal-to-Heal-Tuesday at Oceans Allure with a girls night out to benefit H.O.W. Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper! TUESDAY, JAN 9 AT art fair comes to Tent Site FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFFThe area around Dixie Highway and Okeechobee Boulevard may be the busiest spot in West Palm Beach. Restoration Hardwares 80,000-square-foot RH West Palm Beach store and restaurant opened in November. And the Tent Site just east of the store is set to have a temporary tenant that will draw art galleries and art lovers from around the globe. The Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair, presented by Art Miami and sponsored by the city of West Palm Beach, will be held Thursday, Jan. 11, through Monday, Jan. 15, at West Palm Beachs Tent Site, 825 S. Dixie Highway. The fair will offer works from the 20th and 21st centuries from more than 50 international galleries, set in the 65,000-square-foot clear span pavilion located between CityPlace and the Hilton West Palm Beach. Participating galleries hail from Japan, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, The Netherlands, Portugal and Venezuela, and have been featured in numerous prominent international fairs. The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens will serve as a satellite venue, presenting the sculpture exhibit Celebrating Boaz Vaadia 1951-2017. Israeli-born artist Boaz Vaadia is best known for the figurative sculptures he made by carving and stacking stones he found surrounding his New York studio. A free shuttle service will be available between the fair and the gardens during general show hours. The exhibit will be on display through April. The fair opens with a VIP preview at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, a benefit for The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society, The Joe Namath Neurological Research Center and the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. General fair hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday to Sunday, Jan. 12-14, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15. Tickets are $25 for a one-day pass and $55 for a multi-day pass. Tickets for students ages 12-18 and seniors 62 and older are $15. Admission to the VIP preview benefit is $150. For more information, call 800-376-5850, email info@ or visit www.artpbfair. com.


B6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 4-10, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY CALENDARPlease send calendar listings to calendar editor Janis Fontaine at After Dark 5-9 p.m. Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Tours, talks, DIY art activities. 832-5196; Clematis by Night 6-9 p.m. at the West Palm Beach Waterfront, Flagler Drive at Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Live music, food and drink, vendors. 4: The Bron Burbank BandThe Escher String Quartet 7 p.m. Jan. 4, with 6 p.m. reception, at The Breakers, 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach. Presented by the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach. 561-379-6773; www. and Take Art Workshops 7-9 p.m. Jan. 4-14, ClayGlassMetalStone Gallery, 15 S J St., Lake Worth. Sip wine, nibble snacks, make art, take it home. $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Some classes have a small materials fee. Classes include: Jan. 5: Jeffrey Wiener, drawing, both digital and traditional. Jan. 6: Talin Lynman, hand-painted fedoras. Jan. 7: Anita Lovitt, watercolors. Jan. 8: Karen Kennedy, kumihimo, a Japanese braiding technique to make a chain mail bracelet. Jan. 9: Vandy, papier cache flamingos. Jan. 10: Andrea F. Huffman, botanical mono prints. Get a list of classes or register at SATURDAY1/6By the Banyan Tree Historical Walking Tours 10 a.m. Saturdays, during the GreenMarket. Offered the first and third Saturdays. Rick Gonzalez leads. Leaves from the banyan tree at the corner of Lantana Avenue and N. Clematis Street, and finishes at the Johnson History Museum. $10, benefits the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. Next tours: Jan. 6 and 20. 561832-4164, Ext. 2; 8th annual Supercar Week Jan. 6-14, at various locations in West Palm Beach. This huge event is free, and it culminates in the Grand Finale Sunday on the West Palm Beach Waterfront, from the Clematis Street fountains and Centennial Square and on Flagler Drive from Banyan Street to Lakeview Avenue. For a list of events visit The Star-Spangled Girl Jan. 6-21, Boynton Beach Playhouse. 145 SE Second Ave., Boynton Beach. A Stage Left Theatre production of Neil Simons comedy. Tickets: $20. 561-301-5404; Happiness through Meditation 5 p.m. Jan. 8, Cypress Lounge at The Palm Beach Towers, 44 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach. Elaine Pomfrey, M.A., certified TM instructor, who has been teaching the technique for over 30 years, will speak. $20. Light refreshments will be served. Valet parking. and Scandals in Jewish History 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Palm Beach Synagogue, 120 N. County Road, Palm Beach. Paul Shaviv leads a series of discussions. 561-838-9002, Ext. 4; Jan. 9: The Chief Rabbi Who Became a Catholic.WEDNESDAY1/10 Playing Still: The Dean of AfroAmerican Composers 7 p.m. Jan. 10, Palm Beach Day Academy, Palm Beach. The Music of William Grant Still. Part of Palm Beach Symphonys chamber music series, A Journey of New Experiences. Tickets: $35 and up. 561-281-0145; Levitt 7 p.m. Jan. 10, Temple Emanu-El, 190 N. County Road, Palm Beach. Levitt of The Washington Institute, will discuss Lone Wolves or Known Wolves? Getting Ahead of Homegrown Violent Extremism as part of the Wednesday Night Live speaker series. Free. Books will be available for purchase and signing. 561-832-0804; AHEADClematis by Night 6-9 p.m. at the West Palm Beach Waterfront, Flagler Drive at Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Live music, food and drink, vendors. Jan. 11: Marijah & the Reggae Allstars play reggae/world beat/funk. Jan. 18: Krazy Train performs rock and top 40 tunes. Check out their Facebook page at krazytrainband Jan. 25: Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s play rock-a-boogie. author Min Jin Lee 7 p.m. Jan. 11, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. Lee is the author of Pachinko, a National Book Award finalist and one of The New York Times Best Books of 2017. Tickets must be purchased in advance. $10 members, $12 nonmembers. 561-495-0233; www. Fibrosis Foundations 51st annual 65 Roses Benefit 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11, The Breakers Palm Beach, Palm Beach. $500 individual, $375 junior ticket; 561-683-9965. Livingston Taylor & Karla Bonoff Jan. 11, Duncan Theatre, 4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth. A MusicWorks Production. www.musicworksconcerts. com.The Tutu Ball: Ballet Palm Beach Father-Daughter Dinner Dance Jan. 12, Ibis County Club, West Palm Beach. Hosted by Ballet Palm Beach. Tickets: $19 and up at Centers 26th anniversary season Gala Night of Stars Broadway Celebration 6 p.m. Jan. 12, at Kravis Center, West Palm Beach. A black-tie cocktail reception followed by a star-studded performance, dinner and dancing. $1,000 Gala Patron, $500 Young Gala Patron (age 45 or younger). 561-651-4320; 11th Annual DArt for Art 6-10 p.m. Jan. 13, Jupiter Community Center, 200 Military Trail, Jupiter. The signature fundraising event for the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery is an annual adventure in art purchasing. Tickets: $500. 561-746-3101; THE COLONYThe Colony Hotel 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. 561-659-8100 or 561655-5430; www.thecolonypalmbeach. com.Motown Fridays with Memory Lane 9 p.m. to midnight. After Party with Raquel Williams 9 p.m. to midnight.Royal Room Cabaret Shows start at 8 p.m. Tickets: $75. Dinner options available. Jan. 4-6: Mario Cantone.Jan. 11-13: Robert Davi.Jan. 18-20: Will & Anthony Nunziata.Feb. 13-17: Deana Martin.Feb. 27-28, March 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Steve Tyrell. AT DRAMAWORKSPalm Beach Dramaworks, Ann & Don Brown Theatre, 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. 561-514-4042, Ext. 1; www. Productions: On Golden Pond: Jan. 31 Feb. 25. A retired couples solitude is interrupted when their daughter arrives with her fianc and his son, by Ernest Thompson. Dramalogue: Talking Theater A series that explores all aspects of theatre, in conversations with or about the industrys top professionals and master artists. Dramalogue events are Tuesdays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets: $23. Live Interview: Sandy Duncan, Actress Jan 9. Host: Sheryl Flatow.AT DREYFOOSDreyfoos School of The Arts 501 S. Sapodilla Ave., West Palm Beach. 561-802-6000; Attention Span Theatre Jan. 12, Meyer Hall. Klavier 1 Piano Recital Jan. 26, Brandt Black BoxEvening Premiere Jan. 31, Meyer Hall.AT THE DUNCAN The Duncan Theatre, 4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth. 561-868-3309; www. The Modern Gentlemen Jan. 5.Telegraph Quartet in Stage West Jan. 17.AT THE GARDENSThe Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 561-775-7750; Luncheon & Fashion Show 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 12. Tickets: $150. to Stay Healthy in the New Year 9 a.m. Jan. 18. RSVP: Kaci Hanner at khanner@thegardensmall. com or call 561-622-2115.AT HARBOURSIDE Harbourside Place, 200 U.S. 1, Jupiter. 561-935-9533; www.harboursideplace. com. Live Music on the Waterfront 6-10 p.m. Friday and SaturdayJupiter Green & Artisan Market 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, year-round.AT THE KELSEYThe Kelsey Theater, 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. 561-328-7481; or Fogels Til Death Do Us Part You First Jan. 5-6Graham Bonnet Band Jan. 12The Rocky Horror Picture Show 9 p.m. Jan. 13. 9 p.m. is all ages, midnight is age 18 and older.AT THE KRAVIS Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-832-7469; Nol: The Songs and Letters of Nol Coward Jan. 5-6. Tickets: $39. Brad Garrett and Rita Rudner Jan. 9. Tickets start at $25. Johnny Mathis: The Voice of Romance Tour 2018 Jan. 10. Tickets start at $30. Gala Night of StarsA Broadway Celebration Jan. 12. Tickets are $1.000 for gala patrons. $500 for young gala patrons age 45 and younger. ( 561-651-4320; The Kravis Center Presents Night of StarsBroadway Celebration! Jan. 12. Tickets start at $50. Rene Fleming Jan. 13. Tickets start at $30. Kravis Center. Finding Neverland Through Jan. 7. Cameron Carpenter. Organ 8 p.m. Jan. 8. Beyond the Stage: Arrive by 6:45 p.m. for a pre-performance talk by Sharon McDaniel. Kravis Center.One Night in Memphis: Presley. Perkins. Lewis and Cash Jan. 9. Kravis Center. The Writers Academy at the Kravis Center Conducted by novelist. biographer. playwright and teacher Julie Gilbert. The Writers Academy encourages. nurtures and develops creative writing skills in most genres of expression.Writers Circle Jan. 8-March 19.Writers Launch Jan. 9-Feb. 13.AT THE LIGHTHOUSEJupiter Lighthouse and Museum, Lighthouse Park, 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter. 561-747-8380, Ext. 101; Sunset Tours Weather permitting. Spectacular sunset views and an inside look at the nuts & bolts of a working lighthouse watchroom. Tour time: 75 minutes. $15 mem-


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 4-10, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B7 1.5-6 #SMOOTH TOP PICKS #SFL Hairspray Jan. 9-28, Maltz Jupiter Theatre. 561-575-2223; Peter Fogels Til Death Do Us Part You First Jan. 5-6, The Kelsey Theater. 561-328-7481; www. or #COMEDY Mario Cantone Jan. 4-6, The Royal Room, The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach. 561-659-8100 or 561-6555430; www.thecolonypalmbeach. com Johnny Mathis: The Voice of Romance Tour 2018 Jan. 10, Kravis Center. 561832-7469; CALENDAR #JOHNWATERSbers, $20 nonmembers. RSVP required. Lighthouse Moonrise Tour Offered monthly, 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 nonmembers. RSVP required. Get tickets online or call 747-8380, Ext. 101.Hike Through History 8:30-10:30 a.m. the first Saturday of the month. Discover the topography and natural history of Jupiters National Conservation Lands historic site on this 2-mile trek. Free, but RSVP required. Next hike: Jan. Lighthouse Story Time & Crafts for Kids 10:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of the month. For ages 8 and younger. Bring a mat to sit on. Free, but reservations are required. Next meeting: Jan. Lighthouse Book Club 6-7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month. Join the museum staff in book discussions on all things Florida. The complete book list is available online. Donation requested. RSVP. AT THE MALTZ Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. 561-575-2223; www. Productions: Hairspray Jan. 9-28. Take a trip to Baltimore thats sure to put a smile on your face and a tap in your toes. 575-2223; Cabaret in the Club Level: An exclusive up-close-and-personal experience with the cast and crew immediately following certain Friday performances. Held in the Club Level Green Room. Tickets: $10. Hairspray Jan. 19Concerts: Simply Streisand Jan. 15. Carla Del Villaggio presents the music of an icon, Barbra Streisand. Tickets: $45 and $55. Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA Jan. 22. ABBA tribute band performs at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $45 and $55. AT THE JCCThe Mandel JCC, 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens. 561-689-7700; www. 4: Intermediate bridge class with JR Sanford, duplicate bridge, intermediate bridge class with JR Sanford Jan. 5: Advanced beginners bridge supervised play with J.R. Sanford, duplicate bridge Jan. 8: The Donald M. Ephraim Film Festival Presents: Casablanca Jan. 9: The Mandel JCC Book Festival Presents: Well Always Have Casablanca. Bridge: improv bidding, declarer play & defense with Michael Schaffer, duplicate bridgeJan. 10: Bridge: Supervised improve your play of the hand with Fred Nislow, duplicate bridgeJan. 11: Intermediate bridge class with JR Sanford, duplicate bridge, Intermediate bridge class with JR SanfordJan. 12: Advanced beginners bridge supervised play with J.R. Sanford, duplicate bridgeAT MOUNTSMounts Botanical Garden, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. 561-2331737; Ashore: Art to Save the Sea Exhibit Through June 3. This new exhibit features 10 giant sealife sculptures made entirely of marine debris collected from beaches. The sculptures are located throughout the gardens 14 acres. AT THE PLAYHOUSEThe Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. 561-586-6410; www. stage: Paint Your Wagon Jan. 18-Feb. 4.Screenings in the Stonzek Playhouse: Bill Nye: Science Guy Jan. 4. The Breadwinner Jan. 4. Loving Vincent Jan. 5-11. The Other Side of Hope Jan. 5-11.AT PGA ARTS CENTERPGA Arts Center, 4076 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 888-264-1788; www. Hoffmans Too Jewish? Through Jan. 21.Old Jews Telling Jokes Jan. 17-March 4. Playhouse Productions. Cooking with the Calamari Sisters Jan. 25-March 18. Playhouse Productions.AT THE IMPROVPalm Beach Improv at CityPlace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 250, West Palm Beach. 561-833-1812; Jo Koy Jan. 5-6Andrew Santino Jan. 11-14AT THE SCIENCE CENTERThe South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Park Road, West Palm Beach. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 561-832-1988; Silver Science Days 2-5 p.m. the second Wednesday. Guests 60 and older can enjoy an afternoon of science designed just for them. $10. Next meeting: JanuaryGEMS Club @ STEM Studio Jupiter 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. AT FOUR ARTSThe Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Call 561-6557227; the Mary Alice Fortin Childrens Art Gallery: Illustrating Words: The Wondrous Fantasy World of Robert L. Forbes and Ronald Searle.In the Esther B. OKeeffe Gallery: Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Admission: $5; no charge for Four Arts members and children 14 and younger. A Man for All Seasons: The Art of Winston Churchill Through Sunday Jan. 14. This intensely personal exhibition includes 28 paintings along with rarely seen photos, film clips, artistic portraits and historic memorabilia. The Met Opera: Live in HD $27 or $15 for students. (Student tickets must be purchased in person) Mozarts Die Zauberflte 1 p.m. Jan. 6. Previously recorded.Live Performances Calidore String Quartet 3 p.m. Jan. 7. Free for members, $20 nonmembers. Christina and Michelle Naughton Jan. 14 at 3 p.m. Free for members, $20 nonmembers. Artist In Residence Programs Alexander Shundi teaches. Painting Class 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29; $350 for four classes or $100 per class Understanding Modern Art 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 5, 12, 19, and 26. $85 for four lectures or $25 per lecture. Documentary Films Free for members, $10 nonmembers. The Music of Strangers 5:30 p.m. Jan. 16.


Connect with us: #HarboursideFL I 561.935.9533 HARBOURSIDE HAPPENINGS LIVE MUSIC ON THE WATERFRONT SINATRA SATURDAY GREEN & ARTISAN MARKET Sunday | 10ampmStroll along the waterfront every Sunday and shop fresh produce, specialty foods, owers, fashion, local art and more!Fridays & Saturdays | 6pm 10pmJoin us at the waterfront amphitheater to enjoy live music. Friday, January 5: Emily Brooke Saturday, January 6: The Holidazed Saturday, December 9 | 6:30pmJoin us the 2nd Saturday of every month. Enjoy all your favorite Frank Sinatra songs as we salute The Chairman of the Board with an evening of fantastic Sinatra Classics. B8 WEEK OF JANUARY 4-10, 2018 FLORIDA WEEKLYFilm Series Tickets sold at the door. $5. Show times are 2:30 and 6 p.m. Neruda Jan. 12. Diplomacy Jan. 19. Exhibitions on Screen Michelangelo: Love and Death 2 p.m. Jan. 13.OKeefe Lecture Series These lectures which are held at 3 p.m. feature notable speakers from the fields of politics. culture and the media. Admission is free for members. Tickets are $35 for nonmembers and are sold at the door 30 minutes before lecture begins. Sally Bedell Smith: Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life Jan. 9. The John R. Donnell Memorial Lecture. Steven Pearlstein: The Myth of Market Justice Jan. 16. Book Signings and Discussion Groups All programs take place in the Dixon Education Building during the King Librarys renovation.Florida Voices These author presentations feature a Q&A and a book signing. Bad Scarlett: The Extraordinary Life of the Notorious Southern Beauty Marie Boozer. by Deborah C. Pollack 1:30 p.m. Jan. 24. Free. Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingways Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises, by Lesley M. M. Blume 5:30 p.m. Jan. 16Page Turners These book discussions meet at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free. No reservation needed. Siracusa, by Delia Ephron Jan. 10. Discover Cuba Series: Bob Vila: Cuba and the Restoration of Hemingways House 2:30 p.m. Jan. 11. $10. Reservations required. Ana Sofia Pelez: The Cuban Table 2:30 p.m. Jan. 25. $10. Reservations required.The Founders and Us Historians of distinction share their knowledge and use the Founding Fathers as a lens to explore the truths about the creation of our nation. $200 for the four-part series. No individual tickets. Programs take place from 10 a.m. to noon in the Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium. www. or 561-805-8562 Richard Norton Smith Jan. 11.LIVE MUSICAmerican Airlines Arena 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 786-777-1000; Shakira Jan. 12. Angry Moon Cigars 2401 PGA Blvd., 188 & 194, Palm Beach Gardens. 561-296-5995. Joe Birch 9:30-12:30 a.m. Thursdays. Live and acoustic rock. Robert McCarthy 9:30 p.m.12:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday. BB&T Center 1 Panther Parkway. Sunrise. Tickets available through Ticketmaster. 800-745-3000; Shakira Jan. 11. Hard Rock Live At The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino 5747 Seminole Way. Hollywood 866-5027529; The Moody Blues Jan. 10. $46$116. Imomsohard Jan. 11. $30-$50. Jackson Browne with Greg Leisz Jan. 17. $61-$101. ONGOING The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens 2051 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors 65+, $7 for students, free for members and younger than age 5. 561832-5328; Gordon Cheung: New Order Vanitas On display through Feb. 4. Artisans On the Ave. 630 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. 561-582-3300; www. artisansontheave.comAPBC Art on Park Gallery 800 Park Ave., Lake Park. 561-345-2842; www. The 5th Anniversary Members Exhibit 2018 Opening Reception Jan. 12. Judge is Lucy Keshavarz. The Armory Art Center 1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach. 561-8321776; The Social Set: Paintings, Drawings, and Videos by Sam Perry Through Jan. 6. The Second Biennial Artists of the Art Salons Through Jan. 6. Work by artists who have given presentations at Elle Schorrs Art Salons at the Armory since October 2015.The Audubon Society Bird walk; 508-296-0238. Monthly meeting and lecture 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9 in rooms 101 and 102 at FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, 6301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. Topic: State of The Everglades: 2015-2017 (Its been a rough few years) by Steven Davis, Ph.D., Wetland Ecologist, The Everglades Foundation. Davis earned a PhD from Florida International University in 1999 with research in Florida Bay and the coastal Everglades. Also at the meeting, our expert, Clive Pinnock will speak about the January Bird of the Month, Roseate Spoonbill.Bird Walks: STA-1E 7:30 a.m. Jan. 6. Mainly from auto, no walking required. Advance registration required; see website calendar for details. Pine Glades 8 a.m. Jan. 7. Moderate difficulty, medium length. Familyfriendly. Loxahatchee NWR 7:30 a.m. Jan. 10. Moderate difficulty and length. Family-friendly. The Gallery at Center for Creative Education 425 24th St., West Palm Beach. Women In The Visual Arts Artistic Dimensions On display through Jan. 19. The Cultural Council of Palm CALENDAR


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 4-10, 2018 B9 Beach County 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 561-471-2901; RaWk The Art of Jason Newsted Through Feb. 3. Dianne Bernstein Solo Exhibition Through Jan. 6. Judith Shah Solo Exhibition Through Jan. 6.Downtown at the Gardens 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. 561-340-1600; www. concerts: 6-9 p.m. free. Samantha Russell Band Jan. 5 Groove Merchant Jan. 12 PWL Jan. 19The Flagler Museum One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: free for members; $18 adults, $10 youth (13-17) with adult; $3 child (6-12) with adult; younger than 6 free. 561-655-2833; Exhibitions: Masterfully Human: The Art of Gaugengigl Jan. 23-April 29. A survey of the work of Boston School painter and printmaker Ignaz Marcel Gaugengigl. Guided exhibition tours Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 31.2018 Music Series: Tickets are $70, $300 for the series. Tesla Quartet Jan. 9. Flagler Museum.The Florida Trail Association Loxahatchee Chapter Leads nature walks. New adventurers are welcomed. Get info and register at www. John Prince Park Walk 7:30 a.m. Jan. 6, 2520 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth. Leisure pace. Call Paul at 9639906. The Historical Society of Palm Beach County Johnson History Museum, 300 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. Free admission. 561-8324164; Shipwreck: Discovering Lost Treasures Through June 30. Visions of Florida: Clyde Butcher Through Jan. 31.The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 Monday-Friday, free the first Saturday of the month and for members and exhibiting artists. 561746-3101; Jupiter Island Arts Exhibition Through Jan. 18. The resident painters, sculptors and philanthropic patrons of the arts of Jupiter Island bring their best work for this exhibition. Third Thursday Holiday Reception and Exhibition Opening 5:30-7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. Wine and passed hors doeuvres. Loggerhead Marinelife Center 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. 561-6278280; Biologist Beach Walks 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Staff leads guests on the beach to discuss the nesting and hatching processes of sea turtles. $10.The Norton Museum of Art 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Free admission. 561-832-5196; Earth Works: Mapping the Anthropocene Through Jan. 7. Spotlight / Miss Lucys 3 Day Dollhouse Party Through Feb. 4. The Palm Beach Photographic Centre 415 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. 561-253-2600; Local Eyes, Global Views: Celebrating the Photography of Barron Collier, Alexander W. Dreyfoos and Leslie Slatkin Through Jan. 5.The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Tickets: $18.95 adults; $16.95 seniors, $12.95 age 3-12, free for younger than 3. 561-533-0887; MARKETSWest Palm Beach Antique & Flea Market 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturdays through May on Narcissus Avenue at Banyan Boulevard. Free. www. wpbantiqueandfleamarket.comThe Green Market at Wellington 9 a.m. Saturdays through April 28 at 12150 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington, next to the amphitheater. West Palm Beach Greenmarket 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays along the West Palm Beach Waterfront, 100 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Parking is free in the Banyan and Evernia garages. Worth Farmers Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, through April 29, Old Bridge Park, A1A at Lake Avenue (1 S. Ocean Blvd.), Lake Worth. 283-5856; Gardens GreenMarket 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, City Hall Municipal Complex, 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. No pets. Through May 6. 630-1100; The Village of Royal Palm Beach Green Market & Bazaar Veterans Park 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, Veterans Park, 1036 Royal Palm Beach Blvd., Royal Palm Beach. Through April 29. Green & Artisan Market at Harbourside Place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, year-round, 200 N. U.S. 1, along the Intracoastal Waterway in Harbourside Place. New vendors should email Green Market at Palm Beach Outlets 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-515-4400; www. Farmers Market at El Sol 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, 106 Military Trail, Jupiter. 283-5856; Stands @ CityPlace + Sunset Social farmers market 5:30-9 p.m. Thursdays, CityPlace, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. food, 561-283-5856; CALENDAR


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B12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 4-10, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLYThe pleasure of placing oils to canvas proved more than a passing fancy. Over the next half-century of his life, he would produce some 500 artworks, completed in between the politicking, the polo, the exhaustive writing, the winning of World War II. Painting under a pseudonym (Charles Morin), he didnt see himself as a Great Man of the brush, referring to art as a mere pastime he has presumably commenced on the Other Side. He famously wrote, When I get to heaven I mean to spend a considerable portion of my first million years in painting, and so get to the bottom of the subject. The Society of the Four Arts A Man for All Seasons: The Art of Winston Churchill provides us mortals a curated sampling of his work, so that we may get to the bottom of the statesmans most striking hobby. Co-organized with the National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri, and running for a too-brief monthand-a-half, A Man For All Seasons is the Palm Beach gallerys blockbuster exhibition this season. (It helps that it coincides with the release of the Oscarbuzzy Churchill biopic Darkest Hour, currently in theaters.) On a recent, rainy Saturday morning, the Four Arts opened its doors to a teeming queue of Churchill devotees who contemplated the 24 paintings with the respect they would afford any Impressionist. Indeed, the first word that springs to mind when considering Churchills art is professional. The second word may be unfashionable, so skeptical has the art world become toward representative paintings of pretty things. Theres nothing edgy or prescient in these canvases. Yet unlike the actor who dabbles in music or the athlete who fashions himself an entertainer, Churchill created a corpus of work that could be admired, purchased and hung on its own merit, without the caveat that it was a second, third or fourth vocation. His subjects comprised nature scenes, still-lifes and landscapes, often of the rarefied places in which he escaped the stressors of his 9-to-5. He painted the coast near Marseilles, the Marrakech skyline, the tapestries of Blenheim Palace and Miami Beachs own Venetian Causeway. For a prime minister, Churchill was an unusually wealthy man, and his art provides a peek into a lifestyle of earned extravagance. He captured garden scenes and moats, boats docked in harbors and sun-dappled chateaux, most of them displaying keen craftsmanship. Note the subtle shadows cast by trees on the verdant pathway outside his country house of Chartwell. Terrace at Trent Park is a marvel of painterly perspective, with its receding marble columns punctuated with diminishing wisteria vines. In Avenue and Formal Pool at St. Georges Motel, he depicted trees reflected upside-down in the titular body of water. Like any artist with a vision, he was unafraid to manipulate imagery where he saw fit: To achieve what he desired in the St. Georges Motel painting, he sent gardeners with oars to create ripples in the water for a rougher, less placid look. Churchill reportedly hated modern art, and the exhibitions closest semblance of abstract painting, Sunset Over the Sea, with its horizontal ribbons of oranges, vermilions and grays, displeased him, inspiring him to write, I rejoice with the brilliant colors, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns. There is also little evidence that he explored figurative painting. His landscapes were usually unpopulated, with the occasional insect-sized human figure in the background. This reinforces the sense one gathers from A Man for All Seasons, that for Churchill, art offered a respite from the rigors of public life and his gnawing depression, each artwork a sanctuary of peace in troubled times. The exhibition supplements its twodozen Churchill works with copious memorabilia and ephemera, from magazine covers to partially smoked cigars. And theres art about Churchill. If ever there were a leader destined to be chiseled in bronze, its he, and A Man for All Seasons presents four hefty sculptures of the man two at rest, two in thought. The most memorable is Lawrence Holofceners Allies, a masterpiece presenting Churchill and FDR as two square-jawed, well-dressed chums chatting on a park bench, the eternal cigar dangling from Churchills left hand like a sixth finger. Brush With History, by Churchills granddaughter and part-time Palm Beach resident Edwina Sandys, is a lovely and vibrant mix of illustration, Pop art and classical painting that pays tribute to her grandfathers artistic legacy. The exhibition also devotes an entire wall, justifiably so, to Sandys Breakthrough Banner, her iconic mural composed of eight graffiti panels of the Berlin Wall, in which glass cutouts of a male and female form literally reflect the freedom from oppression brought by the Walls destruction. There is a great deal to read and watch in A Man for All Seasons, including speech drafts and a documentary about his legacy. You can easily expend two hours in the gallerys four rooms and emerge edified. If you linger over just one excerpt of Churchills writings, let it be this passage from his book Painting as a Pastime. In addition to anthropomorphizing his tools he refers to the cowering canvas he writes about a moment when painters block yields to a firecracker of inspiration: I seized upon the largest brush and fell upon my victim with berserk fury. Kinda punctures that theory about Churchill retreating into the peace and tranquility of his hobby, eh? As this illuminating exhibition reminds us, his rich life was full of surprises. by a Q&A. Upcoming Dramalogues are as follows: Live Interview Actor Sandy Duncan, Jan. 9. Host: Sheryl Flatow. Presentation Poet Emily Dickinson, Feb. 6. Host: Mark Perlberg. Live Interview Actor Bill Pullman, March 6. Host: J. Barry Lewis. Live Interview Designers Roundtable, April 3. Speakers: Scenic (Michael Amico), lighting (Paul Black), costume (Brian OKeefe). Host: Sheryl Flatow. Presentation Playwright Peter Shaffer, April 17. Host: J. Barry Lewis. Dramalogue takes place at 2 and 7 p.m. on select Tuesdays at Dramaworks Don & Ann Brown Theatre, 201 Clematis St., in downtown West Palm Beach. Tickets are $23. Contact the box office at 561-514-4042 or visit Palm Beach County history lectures in JanuaryIf you love local history, the Historical Society is hosting two lectures of interest in January at the Richard And Pat Johnson History Museum, 300 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. The Distinguished Lecture Series will feature Peter Leo speaking about The Jupiter Wreck at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, in the Historic Courtroom on the third floor. In 1987, Mr. Leo, an ocean lifeguard, discovered the San Miguel de Archangel, a Spanish ship that sank off the Jupiter Inlet in 1659. He found anchors, cannon, silver and gold bullion and thousands of Spanish coins. His presentation includes photos and artifacts and hell talk about the fight over ownership dragged through state and federal courts. The Third Thursday @ 3 Lecture Series will feature a talk by Dorothy Block about The Archaeology and History of a Watery World: The Northern Everglades at 3 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Historic Courtroom on the third floor. Shell summarize decades of archeological research, speak about the Belle Glade culture, and share images from the 1928 hurricane. For more information, visit 561-832-4164; a kid auditioning at Dreyfoos?If youre a parent of a kid or a kid preparing to audition for the Digital Media Program, the Palm Beach Photographic Centre will offer a seminar that will help you have a successful audition. Held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, this workshop will prepare incoming freshmen by walking them through a mock audition, and instructing kids in how to shoot and edit better photos. This handson session will also teach students the art of story-boarding building a complete, comprehensive story using photos. Current Dreyfoos students will be on hand to offer personal advice. The seminar is $135 for members, $175 for nonmembers. Space is limited. The Palm Beach Photographic Centre is at 415 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. To register, call 253-2600 or visit Also dont forget the 23rd annual FOTOfusion, Jan. 23-28. This international festival of photography and digital imagery is five days of intense learning opportunities, lectures, exhibitions, photo shoots, seminars and panel discussions, computer labs, book signings and parties. HAPPENINGSFrom page 1CHURCHILLFrom page 1 A Man For All Seasons: The Art of Winston Churchill>> When: Through Jan. 14 >> Where: Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. >> Cost: $5, or free for Four Arts members >> Info: 561-655-7226 or visit www.fourarts. org. COLLECTION HAWTHORNE MUSEUM / COURTESY IMAGESTapestries at Blenheim, by Winston S. Churchill.COLLECTION THE FAMILY OF THE LATE JULIAN SANDYSOn the Var, by Winston S. Churchill. PRIVATE COLLECTION The Beach at Walmer, by Winston S. Churchill.


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 4-10, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B13 LATEST FILMSDownsizingIs it worth $10? NoIts a brilliant idea for a movie: Science evolves to the point that it can shrink people to 5 inches tall with little risk of side effects. Humans who choose to be downsized leave their lives, friends and loved ones behind to live in micro communities. Everything is cheaper because they consume and require less, which is good for the environment but bad for the economy.A concept such as this is ripe for social satire, and knowing the storytelling is in the hands of writer/director Alexander Payne (Sideways) is ample cause for excitement. Payne has a way of exposing ugly truths about humanity by finding, with the help of A-list casts, emotional clarity in his characters (About Schmidt, The Descendants, Nebraska). You cant help but wonder, then, how he and co-writer Jim Taylor allowed Downsizing to go so horribly off track.The movie is largely void of humor, meaning or commentary. Its incredibly frustrating, and sad, when filmmakers who you know are immensely talented render a product thats not up to their standards.Matt Damon stars as Paul, an occupational therapist at Omaha Steaks in Nebraska. Hes married to Audrey (Kristen Wiig), but their lives are listless. They cant afford the new house she desperately wants, and they find themselves flustered by the endless cycle of paycheck-topaycheck middle class modernity. Life is hard, and it isnt getting any easier. But, an opportunity: Downsizing to .0634 percent of their current mass and volume will allow their $152,000 in net wealth to be worth $12.5 million as small people, so it becomes a no-brainer for a better life. The before, during and after scenes depicting the shrinking process are fascinating, as they showcase Paynes bold imagination letting loose in a way thats both practical and creative. After Paul downsizes, however, the film falters. Once shrunken, Paul becomes a lost soul when things dont go as expected. The shrinking is irreversible, and he struggles to let loose and enjoy life. His bohemian upstairs neighbor (Christoph Waltz) is able to help a little, but really only Vietnamese dissident Ngoc Lan Tran (Hong Chau) gets through to him. Where the story goes, and how it gets there, can best be described as a lame disappointment that is completely void of the ingenuity demonstrated in the first third of the film. Whats more, theres no point. Many things happen to Paul, but director Paynes message, whatever it may be, is lost in all the meandering. Are we to make the most of the life we have because we dont know when itll be over? Is the grass not always greener on the other side? Is the only purpose in life to help others? Many ideas are introduced, but none are followed through with in a compelling way. Its as if Payne is taking from Darren Aronofskys (mother!) bad habit approach to audiences of make of this what you will. He shouldve known better. If you can bring yourself to do it and you wont, but if leave the theater after Pauls shrinking process is complete. By that time you will have seen all the good this movie has to offer. dan >> Director Alexander Payne won Best Adapted Screenplay Oscars for Sideways (2004) and The Descendants (2011). Did you know? The Disaster Artist (James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen) Hollywood failures, friends Tommy (James Franco) and Greg (Dave Franco), decide to make their own film, The Room, which inadvertently becomes a cult classic as one of the worst movies ever made. Funny without being mean-spirited, its a great movie about the making of a terrible movie. Rated R.Wonder Wheel (Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Jim Belushi) Unhappily married to Humpty (Belushi), 1950s Coney Island waitress Ginny (Winslet) has an affair with young lifeguard Mickey (Timberlake). Meanwhile, Mickey has a crush on Humptys daughter from his first marriage, Carolina (Juno Temple). Its the kind of love triangle we know writer/ director Woody Allen can do well, but here he runs out of creativity quickly. Rated PG-13.Darkest Hour 1/2(Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily James) Gary Oldman is tremendous as Winston Churchill in the first month of his run as prime minister in May 1940. Churchill deals with the escalating war in Europe and turmoil within his own party in this fascinating look at the complexity of power and war. Rated PG-13.Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell) Frustrated that the town police chief (Harrelson) has made little progress in solving her daughters murder, fiery Mildred (McDormand) pays for strong words on three billboards to move the investigation along. The performances and script are tremendous, and best of all, the film has real personality. Its a sure Oscar contender. Rated R. FILM CAPSULES FLORIDA WRITERSNew imprint delivers a speedy, short, slick and satisfying read Manhunt by James Patterson with James O. Born. BookShots, 144 pages. Paperback, $4.99. Kindle Ebook, $3.99.The BookShots imprint is a new line in the Little, Brown publishing domain. The titles are long on action, story-driven and easy to read in an evening. Bestseller king James Patterson considers these among his best novels of any length. By partnering with other writers, he has stepped up his productivity (which was always high). Writing shorter books helps as well. These books seem aimed at readers of digital versions. As the author says, you can enjoy them on a comm ute (lets hope this means in a vehicle you are not driving) or even on your cell phone during breaks at work. Indeed, there is a handy app for downloading BookShots titles to your smart phone or tablet. Manhunt is part of the highly successful A Michael Bennet Story series. Written in a partnership by two Floridians, it justifies Mr. Pattersons recent practice of inviting a co-author to the writing party. Its Thanksgiving Day in New York, and the action begins with Michael and almost all the members of his family out on the street with a good view of that great institution: the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. Even with the hyper vigilance of the New York City Police Department, something resembling the clich terrorist pattern occurs. When a truck slams into a crowd of spectators, Michael barely has the time to grab and rescue his daughter Shawna. The driver exits his truck and shouts Hawqala. Michael attempts to take control of the scene, safeguarding his family as well as others nearby. Then the driver detonates an explosive device that sends the trucks roof 30 feet into the air before it crashes straight down. Pandemonium breaks loose. Oddly, there are very few patrolmen nearby. Many had been hurt, some were aiding victims and no one was chasing the perp. Michael follows the truck driver and is about to overtake him, but the man makes his escape. Its a great cityscape action sequence, ready for the movies. As the key witness, Michael reports what he knows and works with the sketch artist. Before long, the FBI takes over the case, expecting the local police to hang back yet be supportive. Michael makes an uneasy truce with agent Dan Santos, who introduces him to the gorgeous Darya Kuznetsova, the FBIs liaison from the Russian Embassy. She convinces Michael that she can provide a valuable perspective. It turns out that the perpetrator is most likely a Russian speaker from Kazakhstan. That news leads Michael and Darya to Russian immigrant neighborhoods where Daryas cultural knowledge is an asset. Michael is impressed with her for standing up to the FBI team leader. She makes it clear that Russia has many more terrorist attacks to deal with than the U.S. does. Perhaps she has more than one kind of expertise to share. Michael and Darya visit Brooklyn sections that house sizeable populations of ethnic Russians from Kazakhstan. The authors artfully draw the interrogations handled by Darya and communicated to Michael. Along the way, she informs him that such investigations are handled differently in Russia, as are many other elements of dealing with lawbreakers. The case gains energy when a fingerprint from the truck is identified through a Russian military database. It belongs to Temir Marat, now 31, who has lived in both Russian and Kazakhstan. The investigation gains momentum and the narrative gains suspenseful energy while all along the way readers learn how terrorist movements operate. Darya and Michael eventually visit many parts of New York City, finding more individuals with useful information and building their case to a crescendo with several surprises, including pinning down the terrorists motive. Readers will enjoy the solid characterizations, sharply etched locations and authoritative handling of procedural matters even though Michael is not a stickler for procedure. There is nothing flashy about Manhunt, but it certainly will satiate meat-andpotatoes readers of fast-paced detective fiction. Mr. Patterson and Mr. Born seem to work effectively together. They have also combined on the full-length novel Haunted and an earlier BookShots release titled Hidden. I can imagine many more such successful collaborations. Phil Jason, Ph.D., United States Naval Academy professor emeritus of English, is a poet, critic and freelance writer with 20 books to his credit, including several studies of war literature and a creative writing text. BORN PATTERSON ns nd he is h e d a t e y n r e y several surprises, s p d a t o


B14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 4-10, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLYGAIL V. HAINES / FLORIDA WEEKLYtext Florida Weekly welcomes submissions for the Society pages from charity galas and fundraising events, club meetings and other to-dos around town. We need 300-dpi photographs of groups of two or more people, facing the camera and identi ed by rst and last names. Questions? Email society@ SOCIETYLittle Smiles toy collection, Harbourside Place, Jupiter 6 Flo rid aW eek ly wel com es sub mis sio ns for th eS oci ety pa ges fr om cha rit yg ala sa nd fun dra isi ng eve nts c lub me eti ngs an do the rt od os aro und to wn te t te t te te te te te e t t te te te t te e e e t te e e e t t e te e e e te e e e e e e e t t e e e e e te e e e t te t te t t xt xt xt xt xt x x x x x x x x xt x x t x x x x t x t t x t t t x x t x x x t t 6 1. John Hamma, Dylan Rogers, Logan Butler, Kelly Rogers and Keith Bayer 2. Ashlee Varney and Kelly Rogers 3. Paul Angelo, Ashley Lehr, Sushiela Tulsi and Lia Connell 4. Lindy Bradford, Jason Metula, John Hamma and Kelly Rogers 5. Nicholas Mastroianni and Santa Kerby Allen 6. Connie Kartell and Keith Bayer 1 2 3 4 5Jerry Somma, Santa Kerby Allen and Ed Barrington


HISTORIC HOME, ARTIST STUDIO AND RARE PALM GARDENS OF ANN WEAVER NORTON2051 S. Flagler Drive West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-832-5328 Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun, 10 am 4 pm Non-member admissions: $15 adults, $10 seniors, $7 students GARDEN & GALLERY TALKS WEDNESDAYS AT 11 AM AND SUNDAYS AT 2 PMBOAZ VAADIA JANUARY 11 APRIL 29, 2018Yoah with Dog 2001 Photo Courtesy Boaz Vaadia Studio Presented byIn association with THE ESTATE OF ANTJE L. FARBER THE ESTATE OF ANTJE L. FARBERAnn Norton Sculpture Gardens FOUR ARTS. FOR EVERYONE.CALIDORE STRING QUARTETSunday, January 7th at 3 p.m.PIANISTS CHRISTINA AND MICHELLE NAUGHTONSunday, January 14th at 3 p.m. CRISTINA PATO QUARTETWednesday, January 17th at 7:30 p.m.PIANIST ALON GOLDSTEIN AND FINE ARTS QUARTETSunday, January 21st at 3 p.m.JOELLE LURIE QUARTETWednesday, January 24th at 7:30 p.m.NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC STRING QUARTETWednesday, January 31st at 7:30 p.m. ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTETThe Haydn Discovery Program Sunday, February 4th at 3 p.m. UR CALENDAR Hear world-class performances in the intimate concert hall at The Society of the Four Arts. See a complete list of performers and purchase tickets at 2 FOUR ARTS PLAZA | PALM BEACH, FL | 561-655-7226 FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 4-10, 2018 B15 Back pain is stressful and debilitating. Living without it is a gift.Join Dr. Robert Biscup, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, to learn about minimally invasive surgery and regenerative cell therapy for relief of back and joint pain. January 8th @ 3:00Naples Headquarter Library 2385 Orange Blossom DrJanuary 11th @ 3:00Jupiter Medical Center Raso Education CenterReserve your seat today FREE MRI REVIEWBring your MRI or CT scan to receive a complimentary review from Dr. Biscup.Please call 800.533.7313 or visit | NAPLES | NEW YORKThe Collier County Public Library does not sponsor or endorse this program.FOTOfusion exhibit celebrates work of Howard Schatz Honoring the 25-year photographic career of Howard Schatz, a special exhibition will be presented at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre from Wednesday, Jan. 24, through Sunday, March 10. The public is invited to a free reception from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25. Mr. Schatz is the recipient of the 2018 FOTOmentor Award, to be presented at the FOTOfusion Awards Dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24. It will be held in the Lakeside Pavilion on the Waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach. The cost to attend is $200 per person, or $100 for FOTOfusion passport holders. Tickets are available by calling 561-253-2600. PUZZLE ANSWERS COURTESY PHOTO / HOWARD SCHATZ


B16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 4-10, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLYDAVIDOFF STUDIOS Florida Weekly welcomes submissions for the Society pages from charity galas and fundraising events, club meetings and other to-dos around town. We need 300-dpi photographs of groups of two or more people, facing the camera and identi ed by rst and last names. Questions? Email society@ SOCIETYHistoric Palm Beach Paramount celebrates 90 years 1. Sevi Sari and Andre Liigand 2. Daryl Davidoff, Babe Davidoff and Margaret Garceau 3. Maria Hamilton, David Hamilton and Helen Jean 4. Sarah Karis, Maurice Amiel, Kitty Omura and Casey Tennyson 5. Farley Rentschler and Peter Planes 6. Mary Rogan, Christy Maasbach and Jane Willi 7. Bud Broda and Kate Kuhner 8. Rosanna Levin, Homer Marshman and Rita Ellman 9. Paulette Noble and Paul Noble 10. Ramon San Martin and Michelle Bradley 11. Sherri Gilbert and Frannie Larue 12. Neil Fisher and T.J. Fisher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 7 8 Dawn Marie Stevens and the Rev. Dwight Steven


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 4-10, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B17 A Tony and Emmy nominated comedian who has starred in dozens of movies and HBO specials, hosted Saturday Night Live and appeared on the Leno and Letterman shows one hundred times.Call Temple Beth El for tickets at 561-833-0339 or order tickets online at Temple Beth El, 2815 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach Fl.33407 STARRING LEGENDARY COMEDIAN Robert Kleinwith Stewie Stonecome for a wonderful Kosher dinner, front row seats, meet and greet the comedians. Dinner at 7pm.$40 per persongeneral admission$100 per person forOR at Temple Beth El WPBTHIRD ANNUAL Save $10-$15 when you Pre-Register before January 12th! 23157 Bayshore Road Port Charlotte FL 33980 Sponsored by the Charlotte Harbor and Punta Gorda Community Redevelopment A g encies to celebrate and encoura g e partnership s across the Harbor. Proceeds from this event support educational pro g rams for the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center (CHEC) Register on l ine at: www.Han d sAcrossT h eHar b or.Org, or on Active.Com. Pre-Register to d ay an d save PUZZLES SUMMING UP THE NEW YEAR HOROSCOPESCAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) While part of you might prefer taking a more familiar path, let your more daring and admit it super-curious self see what the unexplored has to offer. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Those nasty types have slithered back under the rocks and present no more problems. Nows the time to move ahead on that promising new relationship. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A new offer could clear up that lingering money problem. Also, a more confident attitude on your part might well help get that personal situation back on track. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might be hurt by a colleagues harsh criticism. But dont let it shake your confidence in what youre trying to do. A more positive aspect starts to appear by weeks end. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youre torn between your sensible self and the part of you that enjoys acquiring lovely things. Best advice: Wait for an end-of-month sale, and then buy something wonderful. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your artistic side has practical applications this week, such as redecorating your home or redesigning your personal stationery. Whatever you do, someone special will like it. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You could be drawn into a problem twixt friends or family members. Best bet: Ask the questions that go to the heart of the matter, then get them all together for a group hug. LEO (July 23 to August 22) As much as you love being the center of attention, your big Lions heart impels you to share the spotlight with a colleague who helped you with that wellpraised project. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your eagerness to act on a challenge is wisely tempered early in the week by a lack of necessary information. Things begin to clear up during the weekend. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A relationship youd hoped would keep going seems to be going nowhere. Close it out and move on to a brighter romantic aspect just beginning to manifest itself. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Things dont go completely as planned this week. But enjoy the surprises, even if you have to adjust your schedule. Some of them could be quite delightful. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Making choices is usually easy for straight-shooting Archers. But a new development could deflect your aim. Try to put off decisions until you know more. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of turning chaos into order. Youre also generous with your help for those who seek it. SEE ANSWERS, B15 SEE ANSWERS, B15 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


B18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 4-10, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLYGAIL V. HAINES / FLORIDA WEEKLY Florida Weekly welcomes submissions for the Society pages from charity galas and fundraising events, club meetings and other to-dos around town. We need 300-dpi photographs of groups of two or more people, facing the camera and identi ed by rst and last names. Questions? Email society@ SOCIETYLegends Radio concert, Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens 1. Lori Bortnick, Irene Vaserstein and Adam Vaserstein 2. Aurora Francois, Emmanuel Vincent and Marie Delva 3. Bob Risley, Jill Switzer and Debbie Fulgenzi 4. Avery Sommers and Lisa Bruna 5. Joey Romero and Alison Courant 6. Jill Switzer, Hannah Bortnick, Lorna OConnell and Tim Reever 7. Barbara Nigro and Dominick Penna. 8. Judy Nilson and Rose Healander 9. Rob Russell and Gregory PopEye Alexander 10. Lonnie Rowley, Francine Dellaripa and Lydia Adler 11. Jerilyn Ganz and Eli Ganz 12. Marilyn Tomajan and Emily Lewis 13. Irwin Marvald and Beverly Stewart 14. Kathy Taylor and Hank Taylor 15. Jill Switzer, Scott Courant and Lorna OConnell 16. Mort Kaplan and Jesselyn Huey 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 13


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 4-10, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B19The Dish: Salt & Pepper Calamari The Place: Kapow Noodle Bar, 519 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-2463827 or The Price: $14 The Details: I give Kapow props for its presentation of this dish, a pile of perfectly cooked squid that was lightly breaded and fried until tender. It was served with a chili orange sauce that gave it a little kick of spice, and topped off with a shock of chili threads. Also tasty: the Saigon Duck Pho ($17), with heaps of roasted duck served in a hearty broth. A not so tiny nit: The service was consistently poor at Kapows predecessor, LongBoards. That was the case the night of our visit to Kapow, which is owned by the same group. Extended waits to order and long gaps between refills on drinks were the rule during my recent visit frankly, we felt ignored. I hope that improves. Sc ott Simmons A f ourth-generation chef who remembers cooking by the age of 3, Executive Chef Brad Costa says returning to West Palm Beach to work at the Okeechobee Steakhouse is a coming back home experience. Its not that he worked at the iconic steakhouse before, its that his family lived right behind the restaurant. Wed go there for birthdays and other special occasions, Chef Costa said. Early on at home, the future chef already was showing his interest in food preparation. My mom says when I was 2 or 3 years old, I would use the coffee table as a griddle and I would cook for the family off the coffee table, he said. So, I guess I kind of knew from a young age what I wanted to do. Its all Ive done and Im still in love with what I do. Good cooks run in his family. My great-grandfather was the executive pastry chef at the Waldorf Astoria in New York when he came over from Italy, Chef Costa said. My grandfather was the executive chef at the Everglades Club in the s. My father owned a barbecue business and was the pit master. Before taking the job at the Okeechobee Steakhouse several months ago, Chef Costa worked at Bottega and the Highlands Bar & Grill in Birmingham, Ala. Both restaurants are owned by Frank Stitt, a multiple James Beard nominee. Before that, he was a top chef in New Orleans. I was gone from here for five or six years and it was time to come home, Chef Costa said. I missed the beach and I definitely missed the warmer weather. He has two Italian mastiffs each weighs about 130 pounds. They love going to the beach or going for walks or kayaking with me, he said. I also like to go fishing and hunting and pretty much anything outdoors because I spend so much of my time indoors at work. To stay in shape, he rides his bicycle 60 miles a week. Food is the coolest thing in the world to me, said Chef Costa. Its always changing and that excites me. One of his menu choices at Okeechobee Steakhouse is the bone-in rib eye. Its a really nice marbled piece of meat, he said. We trim it really clean so it has the least amount of fat possible. But obviously, because it is a ribeye, it is going to have fat in it. Because its dry aged, its got a nice mushroomy flavor to it and I think what pairs with that very well is the Potatoes Norma, a blue cheese au gratin potato that we make in house. They complement each other really well. Whats new at the steakhouse? Were getting ready to open a new dry aging cooler and it will hold 400 percent more dry aging meats, he said. Our normal dry age length is 28 to 40 days, and as soon as we open our new dry aging cooler, with much more storage, we want to get some stuff at the 50-, 75and 100-day ages. Thats exciting for us because not many places age meat for that long, unless you really have the storage for it. Brad Costa Age: 38 Original Hometown: West Palm Beach; currently lives in Lake Worth. Restaurant: Okeechobee Steakhouse, 2854 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-683-51511, Mission: My focus and drive as a chef is to serve the best possible food and service to our guests so it creates a memorable lifetime experience. Cuisine: We are a classic American steakhouse with excellent seafood. Training: I went to culinary school at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. I have worked in New Orleans at Commanders Palace and in Birmingham, Alabama, for Frank Stitts restaurant Bottega and Highlands Bar and Grill. Whats your footwear of choice in the kitchen? Birkenstocks. What advice would you give someone who wants to be a restaurateur or chef? Keep your mouth shut, your head down and work! Volunteer yourself whenever possible for the chef. Those things go a long way. In the kitchen with...BRAD COSTA, Okeechobee Steakhouse in West Palm Beach BY MARY THURWACHTERmthurwachter@floridaweekly.comTHE DISH: Highlights from local menus SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY SOUTH MOON PHOTOGRAPHYBrad Costa grew up behind Okeechobee Steakhouse. He now is executive chef there. Places for breakfast all dayA trio worth noting3JANSTHREE FOR 2 HURRICANE CAF14050 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; 561630-2012 or www.hurricanecafe. com. With everything so fresh, you expect the eggs in the select omelets to practically cluck. Chef/ owner Scott Philip takes great pride in his plates, and sends out portions to justify the $9.95 price (with sides) for the build-yourown egg dishes. Favorites are the smoked salmon, or mushroom and fresh spinach with waffle fries or a crispy side salad with house dressing. 1 FIRST WATCH6240 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter; 561-746-5960 or Avocado toast, egg-white omelets with turkey and spinach and feta are among the healthy options, but bacon lovers wont want to ignore this daylightonly chain (there are others in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Stuart and Boca). Millionaire bacon is sugar and black pepper-coated and baked to crispy perfection. The bowl dishes and skillet hashes also make a meal at any hour. 3 CAF MODERNE533 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-822-36888 or This new little Frenchy on Clematis Street is wowing diners with savory buckwheat crepes called galettes filled with diners choice of traditional ham, Swiss cheese and eggs, or modern avocado with a mixed salad, cheddar and goat cheeses with an egg, among others. Sweet berry-filled crepes and other eggs offered. Theyre organic, from happy hens, they say. Jan Norris FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINECOURTESY PHOTO COURTESY PHOTOAvocado toast from First Watch, which has restaurants throughout the area.


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Be my guest 2 LUXE LIVING JANUARY 2018 FLORIDA WEEKLY EditorScott SimmonsWritersAmy Woods Mary ThurwachterGraphic DesignerMeg RoloffPublisherMelissa BartonAccount ExecutivesDebbie Alpi Misha KiepSales and Marketing AssistantBetsy Jimenez Luxe Living highlights the best of South Florida design. It publishes monthly. Call 561.904.6470 or visit us on the web at EDITORS PICKS SIMMONS CUSTOM DECORATING WORKROOM Est. 1994 (561) 840-3445 | 1331 S Killian Dr. C, Lake Park, FL 33403 Knotty towelsIts easy to go over the top with embellished towels. But you can have fun without being tacky. Case in point: Matouks Gordian Knot collection, with its fun, double-knot design embroidered on super-absorbent Egyptian cotton terry. The towels are available in six colors, and actually are made in America. Priced from $29 for a wash cloth to $124 for a bath sheet at Pioneer Linens, 210 Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. Available online at Or contact Janice for more information: 561-655-8553 or shell linensI stopped on Clematis Street and utter ed Wow! when I saw this bedding in the window at Pioneer Linens. The Scallop Shell Coral Collection, by Haute Home, is embellished with a shell motif on 100 percent cotton sateen. I love the way the shells punctuate the crisp, white bedding, which is available in king and queen sizes, and prices start at $138 for a pair of 12-inch by 16-inch shams, and go up to $621 for the king duvet cover. Theyre available at Pioneer Linens, 210 Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. Available online at Or contact Janice for more information: 561-655-8553 or a washYouve focused on finding the perfect, lush towels for the bath. And your accessories are tasteful and understated, just like you. But you can do better than supermarket soap. This liquid soap combines Sicilian tangerine and bergamot with mango and passion fruit. The 10-ounce bottle is $22 at Hive, 424 Palm St., West Palm Beach. 561-514-0322 or www. Seeing blueI love the deeply saturated blues of this ceramic lamp, which Excentricities says was hand-thrown on a potters wheel in Tuscany. Picture a pair of these 26-inch lamps flanking a bed in your guest room or in your room. The blue captures the spirit of the seas and the skies of Florida, and the lamps would look good with any dcor and any color scheme. Theyre priced at $673 each at Excentricities, which has stores in Palm Beach County from Jupiter to Delray Beach. www.excentricities-inc. Im not sure what happened to November, and December was a blur. But January is here, and with it will come seasonal guests. Theres no time like the present to make guest accommodations just a little more accommodating. I hope you like these ideas. Scott Simmons, Editor

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4 LUXE LIVING JANUARY 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY BY AMY WOODSawoods@ oridaweekly.comThe master behind the Master Sitting Room in the 2017 Kips Bay Palm Beach Show House, a fundraiser for a pair of childrens organizations, also boasts a more than twodecade-long passion for philanthropy. A Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons School of Design alumna, Lisa Erdmann has served on the boards of the Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County and the Nicklaus Childrens Health Care Foundation, volunteered at St. Georges Episcopal Church & Community Centers soup kitchen and supported Dress for Success Palm Beaches. She has an affinity for animals and donates to Big Dog Ranch Rescue. She is a show house veteran interior designer, giving her time and talent to more than half a dozen of them over the years. Its very important to me to support nonprofits not just for business but for how I spend my personal time, said Ms. Erdmann, president of Lisa Erdmann & Associates in Palm Beach. The most-recent show house benefited the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club in New York City and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Riviera Beach, Wellington and the Glades. The Kips Bay club reaches more than 10,000 disadvantaged youths in the Bronx, and the Palm Beach County clubs reach more than 8,000. Its just such a well-run organization, and it goes to such a great cause, Ms. Erdmann said of the national nonprofit that oversees the two clubs and others across the country. For the show house, in which a local, regional and national designers team up to transform a home and sell tickets for public tours, she was assigned an upstairs space with five windows. Not only did she paint the room in a yummy yellow shade called Sunbeam, she juxtaposed classic brown furniture with a Lucite game table. I mixed antique which you could say, aka, brown furniture with more modern pieces, Ms. Erdmann said. We found that you can really mix in these pieces. You dont have to get rid of all that stuff you inherited. She also incorporated earthy elements a pair of lamps made from rock crystal as well as a selenite cocktail table and put a piece of pop art by Nelson de la Nuez on the wall to anchor everything. Art absolutely can be a focal point, Ms. Erdmann said. Theres a formula for each room. You just have to find it. Here are her thoughts on design: Tell us a little bit about your philosophy of design. As professional licensed designers, my firm can create any design style. Show house designer Lisa Erdmann focuses on causes, clientsYou dont have to get rid of all that stuff you inherited, Lisa Erdmann says of the antiques she mixed with contemporary pieces in her show house room. Style veteranPHOTOS BY NICKOLAS SARGENT PHOTOGRAPHYLisa Erdmann combined classic and contemporary pieces for her master sitting room at the Kips Bay Palm Beach Show House in Dece mber.COURTESY PHOTOLisa Erdmann, who grew up in North Palm Beach, founded her design firm in 1994.


FLORIDA WEEKLY JANUARY 2018 LUXE LIVING 5 PICHow about an East River view from this beautifully combined unit at Manhattans 50 Sutton Place South? Its offered by Douglas Elliman. On Instagram as douglaselliman Our philosophy is to listen, absorb the clients comments, experiences and dreams for the house and create a custom design or look for their spaces. Our clients are our inspiration on every project. How has that evolved over the past 24 years? In 24 years, a designer gains experience and knowledge of the industry and the design process. We learn something new on each project and take all that information forward to future projects. Is there any one constant, or signature look, in a Lisa Erdmann design? Every time we design a job, we want to understand what the client wants and develop a custom program. We dont stamp a client with a style. Is there a look that says South Florida or Palm Beach? I think there is a look, but it has many faces, ranging from cute to sophisticated. Bright colors are plentiful aquas, blues, teals, yellows, pinks, greens but also crisp whites and neutrals are a signature. What is your favorite design trend right now? I dont prefer to follow trends. I consider my work to be more classical and timeless. How do you balance your career with your philanthropic endeavors? I think it is very important to help those less fortunate and try to make time to support organizations whose mission and vision aligns with mine. What is your favorite place for relaxation? My home. I love to cook, entertain friends, be with family and our puppy Zoe. Who are you following / watching, design-wise? I follow elegant classical designers like Ellie Cullman, Victoria Hagan, Timothy Corrigan, Jean-Louis Deniot and photographer Miguel Flores-Vianna. Lisa Erdmann & Associates, Palm Beach; 561-833-9009 or www.lisaerdmann.comNICKOLAS SARGENT PHOTOGRAPHYA sculpture by Jane Manus sits atop a selinite cocktail table.Theres a formula for each room. You just have to find it. Lisa Erdmann


Resorting to Longboat Key a winning option BY MARY THURWACHTERmthurwachter@ oridaweekly.comFlorida has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to luxury resorts. Ive had the good fortune to experience many of them and my to-do list for checking out more grows each year. So, for me, a travel writer (hey, as they say, its a tough job but somebodys got to do it) like me to return more than once means the hotel a real winner. The 410-acre Resort at Longboat Key Club on Floridas Gulf Coast is that kind of place. My most recent vacation there was in late October, before the holidays and the busy winter season. Going then meant securing a reservation was a bit easier and the resort was not as crowded as it is during peak tourist season. Why go back? So many reasons, starting with glorious white sand beaches with private cabanas and personalized beachside service. Its difficult not to want to take a leisurely stroll in the morning, pick up a few shells along the way, watch the sandpipers running away from the waves, and to return later for a little paddleboarding, a refreshing swim or a little sunbathing and beach reading. Longboat Key Clubs 223 luxury suites have private balconies perfect for watching the sunset each evening and four star amenities such as fine linens and turndown service. Add to these 9,000 square feet of spa and salon space (I never leave without a message or facial), 45 holes of challenging golf, 10 Har-Tru tennis courts, a state-ofthe art fitness center, a new labyrinth path for meditation, a 291-slip marina, concierge service, restaurants and lounges, a stretch of lush Floridian foliage between the pool and the warm Gulf waters. And listen up, moms and dads there are supervised activities for the little ones. No reason to ever be bored! I really dont have to leave the property to be happy for a few days, but sometimes I do enjoy an afternoon of shopping at St. Armands Circle, or watching the flamingoes and the tropical bird show at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, or soaking up the beauty of the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, or observing sharks, manatees and sea turtles at the nearby Mote Marine Laboratory. Another nearby hotspot worth a visit is the Ringling Museum and the Ca dZan Mansion, the Mediterranean Revival home of circus owner and art collector John Ringling and his wife, Mable. The five-story house with a full basement sits on a lovely waterfront site. The Ringlings, once one of the countrys wealthiest couples, finished building the mansion in 1926 at a cost of $1.5 million. John Ringling died in 1936 and the estate has been open to the public since 1946. In October, The Resort at Longboat Key, part of the Opal Collection, was named the No. 5 Florida resort in Conde Nast Travelers 2017 Readers Choice Awards. The resort also ranks as one of the top 25 marinas in North America by Power and Motor Yacht Magazine, has been a AAA Four Diamond resort for 36 years straight, and is the sixth-best tennis resort in the world, according to Tennis Resorts Online in 2017. But that doesnt surprise me at all. Ive known for years that this slice of paradise on Floridas west coast was a winner for years. Its what keeps me coming back. 6 LUXE LIVING JANUARY 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLYTHE LUXE GETAWAY COURTESY PHOTOSAchieve nirvana with yoga on the beach at the 410-acre Resort at Longboat Key Club near Sarasota. Tennis gardens and driving range. The Resort at Longboat Key has been rated as the sixthbest tennis resort in the world, according to Tennis Resorts Online. Relax under a beach umbrella along the Gulf shore of the Resort at Longboat Key Club. A Gulf-front room at the Resort at Longboat Key Club offers a tranquil view of the water. The Resort at Longboat Key Clubs marina is ranked as one of the top 25 marinas in North America by Power and Motor Yacht Magazine.MARY THURWACHTER / FLORIDA WEEKLYLabyrinth at Longboat Key Club eases stress. The Resort at Longboat Key >> Where: 220 Sands Point Road, Longboat Key, FL 34228 >> Rates: Start at $271 a night. >> Reservations or information: 941-3838821, MARY THURWACHTER / FLORIDA WEEKLYSelby Botanical Gardens offers lush beauty.


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY JANUARY 2018 LUXE LIVING 7 An Award Winning Club CommunityENRICH YOUR LIFE AT IBIS E NRI C H H Y OU R R L L I F E A A T T I I B I S Homes from the $200s to $3 million Please call for your personal tour561.624.8000 clubatibis.com8225 Ibis Boulevard, West Palm Beach Seven miles West of I-95 on Northlake Blvd.Presented by e Real Estate Company at Ibis NICKLAUS GOLF TENNIS DINING SPA AQUATICS FITNESS SOCIAL CULTURAL ADVERTORIALThe new and improved Club at Ibis The Club at Ibis, with its lush landscaping, royal palm-lined boulevards, luxurious homes, manicured golf courses, and oasis-like feel of tranquility all just minutes from the Palm Beaches continually finds ways to improve its impeccable reputation. A recently completed, $37 million capital improvement project, which included a Sports Village and one of the countrys most innovative clubhouses, fostered a dramatic surge in member usage and membership sales. This past year, the relentless drive to keep their amenities among the finest in the country, the club brought back Jack Nicklaus to redesign and modernize The Legend Course, which he created in 1991. Ibis is the only club in the world featuring three, 18-hole championship courses designed by the Nicklaus family (Jack, Jack II and Steve). The Legend is a favorite of the club members, who enjoy playing on the same course that tested the pros as the site of The National Senior Club Professional Championship and the LPGAs Office Depot Tournament. Golfweek magazine had named The Legend one of the countrys Most Distinctive Courses. But the time had come for an update. Nicklaus and his team have now completed an extensive project that included renovation of all the greens, installing a new set of forward tees, the modernization of the irrigation system, and the creation of a new Legend practice green. With The Legend ready to play again, members will have all three Nicklaus courses in rotation. For those who would like to join in on the fun, new members (membership requires home ownership) have plenty of appealing residential options, from villas and condominiums to single-family homes and custom estates, priced from the $200s. The much-awarded gated community has 33 diverse neighborhoods, with architecturally beautiful homes, set in a lush, manicured setting. The property borders the Grassy Waters Nature Preserve, with quiet streets, ample green space, lakes and nature trails. 24-hour security from Ibis Public Safety provides peace of mind for the year round or seasonal residents. Members enjoy an active club lifestyle consisting of world-class sports, cultural programs, upscale amenities, and numerous social activities. The Clubhouse recently underwent a major enhancement and expansion to include banquet accommodations for up to 450. The new Sports Village includes innovative fitness facilities, an aquatics center, a 4,300-square-foot spa and a yoga wall. The 16-court Tennis Center holds friendly tournaments and weekly group play. Adult and junior tennis instruction is led by the former head of US mens tennis and Olympic coach, Jay Berger. On the greens and fairways, top golf instruction is headed by Martin Hall, ranked by Golf Digest as one of the games Top 50 instructors, and host of Golf Channels popular weekly show, School of Golf. Ibis is an equity club owned by the members, who are justifiably proud of their spectacular amenities, unsurpassed lifestyle, and well-earned reputation. The Club currently holds designations as an Emerald Club of Distinction, a Platinum Club of America, and in 2017 recorded the highest numeric score of any Club to date as Americas Healthiest Club. For more information, or to schedule your private tour, please call 561-6248000 or visit COURTESY PHOTOThe Club at Ibis recently underwent a $37 million capital improvement project, which included a Sports Village and an innovative clubhouse.