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TAKE ME TO Be prepared for an emergency. For your FREE rst aid kit, call 855.831.2803 OPINION A4 PETS A6 BUSINESS A13 INVESTING A13 BEHIND THE WHEEL A16 REAL ESTATE A17 COLLECTING A18 ARTS B1 CALENDAR B4-6 PUZZLES B13 WINE B14 CUISINE B15 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store.www.FloridaWeekly.comWEEK OF APRIL 5-11, 2018 Money & InvestingThe market is shifting, so watch those tech stocks. A13 BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@ oridaweekly.comWellington is known for its equestrian pursuits. There are show jumpers, dressage champs and polo players. And it is polo that reigns supreme in this village about 10 miles west of West Palm Beach. Heck, even Prince Charles took to the Wellington polo fields a few decades ago. But who knew that for the past nine years, Wellington has been a hub for gay polo? Thats right gay polo. The Land Rover Palm Beach International Gay Polo Tournament, set for April 7 at International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, promises to bring out some of the sports best players regardless of sexual orientation. What stands out for me is that every year our event develops a deeper, more polished culture, which enhances the experience for people who participate and support it, said Chip McKenney, founder and president of the Gay Polo League. The tournament itself attracts around 4,000 people from across the country Mr. McKenney said he alone had 15 family members arriving to watch. Gay polo tournament draws thousands to Wellington What is luxury?Its a Mercedes AMG S63 Cabriolet if you have $200K. A16 The Bodyguard Deborah Cox and Judson Mills star in the stage show coming to the Kravis Center. B1 SEE POLO, A11 MCKENNEYVol. VIII, No. 23 FREE ASON LAURITSEN HAS FORGOTTEN that the platform of his buggy is more than 6 feet off the now dry, hard-pack trail threading a watery ditch and dense willows on one side and the restored marsh on the other. The director of the 13,000-acre, 64-year-old Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in northeast Collier County has also forgotten his age, apparently 44. He downshifts, brakes hard to a stop and jumps, ignoring the reporter behind SEE SWAMP, A8 BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ Deep in the dry season, the Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary can be a victim of too much nutrient water. Theres a way to stop it.Alligators at Corkscrew like this one help protect nests, eggs and fledgling wood storks from predators by raising their young in surrounding gator holes. Thriving wood storks likely indicate a thriving wetland eco-system. VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY Acres that span Audubons Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Percent of wading birds that have disappeared since the early 19th century Number of wood stork nests that may produce chicks this year, down from 5,450 in the early 60s Optimum depth to help sustain wading birdsBYTHENUMBERS Mazies opensNew restaurant launches along Antique Row. B15


A2 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 5-11, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY COMMENTARY Man enoughMy uncle, B.F. Nash, used to post this sign on the rough road gates in the barbed-wire fences he stretched across the Colorado cattle ranch where he made his life: Either be man enough to come to the house and ask us if you can hunt, or STAY OUT. B.F. Nash. Be man enough. Many a chromosomeY wonder has spent a significant part of his life trying to define that imperative. Implicit in my uncles words are two certainties: One, that everyone knows what it means, and two, that it usually requires doing what is right and honorable facing up to whatever it is especially if theres a downside. How to be man enough while driving your Ferrari or sailing your yacht or starting a new business or teaching your children to hit a baseball, catch a fish, survive in the bush, treat other people kindly, travel the continents, complete their homework, read for pleasure, save their money, dance, scuba dive, shoot, negotiate the web, ride a horse, identify flora, fauna and stars, make their beds, do what they said they would do, help neighbors, love passionately, survive tragedy, or knock down a charging water buffalo at 450 yards with a slingshot in a strong wind while humming Beethovens Pastoral Symphony in tune (a la Walter Mitty) thats an important question. One in which courage figures significantly. But not just any courage. Both the good guys and the bad guys may have physical courage, a virtue without allegiance to any cause, religion or country. The Japanese who faced us in the Pacific during World War II, for example, did not lack courage, a fact my uncle became intimately and unhappily familiar with on Guadalcanal and several other islands. The same is true of some of our enemies today. Being man enough in the sense he meant it, however, also required moral courage, and still does. Thus, the fundamental notion of manhood in American culture remains unchanged even if the trappings, the etiquette or the choices are sometimes different. In that spirit, I can claim fairly that some of the best men Ive ever known have been women. My mother and my mother-in-law, both. My aunts, every one of them. My own sister, my own wife and my cousins. A couple of my friends. All of them had or have physical coupled with moral courage. Genetically, though and culturally in some ways its just us guys who have to be man enough. That begins with how we think about women and children, in my opinion with how we treat them. Not just the women we sleep with or the children we raise, but friends, relatives, colleagues, employees and people with different opinions or educations. Its also true that how we treat other men reveals our characters, especially those weaker, less healthy, not as smart, poorer or more burdened not to mention those with differing political convictions or religious sensibilities. In my own life, Ive seen man enough defined a number of ways: in elderly blacks who endured terrible privation at the hands of whites, and refused later to tolerate any bitterness in themselves. In reporters, lawyers, teachers, firefighters, truck drivers, doctors, cowboys, old people, football players, soldiers, guitar players, immigrants, poets and even boys, trying to make somebody elses life a little better, show them due respect or resist their iniquity or callousness. My fathers example was unequivocally clear. He wasnt always easy to live with, but he had physical and moral courage in abundance, a loving, fiercely loyal devotion to my mother and his children, and both kindness and tolerance without weakness. He was also passionately curious about the world, with its new ideas and its various peoples. And I recall other examples, as well: Two Marines who were man enough outside of war, one as competent as they come. He happened to be (privately) gay. The other was a young man who did nine weeks of Officer Candidate School at the top of his class, survived the platoons dropout numbers from 60 to 50 to 40 to 30 into the 20s, and then coolly told the drill instructors that hed decided not to be a Marine, because peace was more valuable than war. (Officer candidates could drop out in disgrace or from injury up to the ninth week without becoming privates in a four-year enlistment. Part of the effort of drill instructors at OCS was to make candidates quit.) The only two veterans I still know well who fought in World War II, each combat-wounded and decorated and both turning 90 this summer, have been man enough since they were 17. But like my late relatives, they beat no drums, march in no parades, speak only reluctantly about war, see themselves as no better than any other man or woman and think, write and carry on families or friendships with a fullness that defies age or small-hearted myopia. They wage peace and love, in other words, with the same tough-minded intent they once waged war. To their last breaths, they will be man enough. Here, finally, is a bit of what the late writer Raymond Chandler said about it in The Simple Art of Murder. Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor by instinct, by inevitability, without thought of it, and certainly without saying it. He must be the best man in his world and a good enough man for any world. If there were enough like him, the world would be a very safe place to live in, without becoming too dull to be worth living in. A version of this column ran in July 2013. roger 561.440.1471 Same Day Appointments Same Day Repairs Free On-Demand Transportation Price Protection GuaranteedSERVICING: MERCEDES-BENZ BMW AUDI MINI COOPER PORSCHE JAGUAR LANDROVER CUSTOMER SERVICE IS NOT JUST OUR PRIORITY IT IS OUR PASSION SAVE UP TO 50% VERSUS THE DEALER


APRIL Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center | 3360 Burns Road | Palm Beach Gardens | COMMUNITY EVENTS & LECTURESFREE Community Chair Yoga Class Class taught by Sara Chambers, RN, BSN, CYT Wednesday, April 18 @ 6-7pm Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center // Classroom 4 Palm Beach Medical Center 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. Reservations are required. Lecture by Simie Platt, MD Cardiac Electrophysiologist at PBGMC Thursday, April 26 @ 6-7pm Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center // Classroom 4 Atrial brillation, is the most common type of heart arrhythmia. Join Dr. Simie Platt, a cardiac electrophysiologist on the medical sta at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, for an educational lecture on AFib risk factors, symptoms and treatment options available at the hospital. Reservations are required. Light dinner and refreshments will be served. Minimally Invasive Options for Orthopedic InjuriesLecture by Lyall Ashberg, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon on the medical sta at PBGMC Thursday, April 19 @ 6-7pmPalm Beach Gardens Medical Center // Classroom 4 Joint replacement is usually considered after exercise, walking aids, physical therapy or medications cannot relieve pain and improve mobility. Join an orthopedic surgeon on the medical sta at PBGMC for a lecture on minimally invasive treatment options available at the hospital. Reservations are required. Light dinner and refreshments will be served. Epilepsy Support Group Monday, April 23 @ 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. Nutrition for COPD Better Breathers Club Lecture by Lecture by Karen HartungDietitian at PBGMC Wednesday, April 25 @ 6-7pmPalm Beach Gardens Medical Center // Classroom 4 PBGMC is teaming up with The Better Breathers Club. Living with a chronic lung disease can be easier. Better Breathers Clubs are welcoming support groups for individuals with COPD, pulmonary brosis and lung cancer, and their caregivers. Learn better ways to cope with lung disease while getting the support of others in similar situations. This month, join Karen Hartung, dietitian, for a lecture on nutrition for COPD. Reservations are required. What you Need to Know About AFib From a Cardiac Electrophysiologists Perspective Smoking Cessation ClassesWednesday, April 11, 18, 25 & May 2, 9, 16 @ 5:30-6:30pm Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center // Classroom 3 PBGMC is teaming up with the Area Health Education Center to provide education on the health eects of tobacco use, benets of quitting and what to expect. A Tobacco Cessation Specialist will help participants identify triggers and withdrawal symptoms and brainstorms ways to cope. The class is delivered over six, one-hour sessions. Hands-Only CPR ClassTuesday, April 17 @ 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 Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue to provide free monthly hands-only CPR classes for the community. Certication is not provided. Reservations are required. FREE COMMUNITY SCREENINGSOsteoporosis ScreeningsThurs., April 19 @ 9am-1pm Outpatient EntranceAll screenings held at: Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Take steps toward being heart healthy!Visit to enter toReceive a FREE Cookbook! FOR RESERVATIONS, PLEASE CALL855.857.9610


A4 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 5-11, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY PublisherMelissa Bartonmelissa.barton@floridaweekly.comEditor Scott Reporters & ContributorsLeslie Lilly Roger Williams Evan Williams Janis Fontaine Jan Norris Sallie James Mary Thurwachter Amy Woods Steven J. Smith Gail V. Haines Ron HayesPresentation Editor Eric Raddatzeraddatz@floridaweekly.comAssistant Presentation Editor Hannah Kruse Production Manager Alisa Bowmanabowman@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersChris Andruskiewicz Paul Heinrich Linda Iskra Meg Roloff Scott Sleeper Digital Advertising ManagerGina Richeygina.richey@floridaweekly.comSales and Marketing ExecutivesMaurice Bryantmaurice.bryant@floridaweekly.comMisha Kiepmisha.kiep@floridaweekly.comSales and Marketing AssistantBetsy Jimenez CirculationGiovanny Marcelin Evelyn Talbot Published by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddispgaddis@floridaweekly.comJeffrey Culljcull@floridaweekly.comJim Street Address: 11380 Prosperity Farms Road, Suite 103 Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410 Phone 561.904.6470 Fax: 561.904.6456 Call 561.904.6470 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $34.95 in-county $53.95 in-state $60.95 out-of-stateSubscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2017 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC. OPINIONEffective action or good feelings?There are arguments over the number of those who participated in the March for Our Lives, as there always are disputes over crowd size at these mass demonstrations. Suffice it to say, a bunch of people took part. In Washington, the spat is over just how many hundred thousands flooded the nations capital, to say nothing of those who turned out in hundreds of cities and towns throughout the United States and around the world. The organizers rank amateur teenagers who rose up from Parkland after the massacre at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School did an amazing job. They ignited an outrage-fueled wildfire that spread to students at thousands of schools nationwide. They also captured the imagination of the logistic professionals financed by sympathetic adults. The result was an immense turnout and a well-choreographed and telegenic outpouring of angry frustration at a political system that is unresponsive and unable to cure our nations illnesses, like the blight of deadly weaponry, that has so infected America. In no way is this a criticism of the kids who put this together. It is skepticism over whether this immense show of force is enough to overcome the entrenched special interests that will do whatever it takes to protect their prosperity. One of the most perversely successful is the gun lobby, led by the National Rifle Association. Like a threatened monster, the NRA brutally lashes out whenever threatened. It didnt disappoint this time, derisively calling the enormous rallies a March for Their Lies, heaping scorn on the Stoneman Douglas leaders whove become celebrities, charging that if their classmates had not died, no one would know your names. So, the battle lines have been drawn. The problem is, the NRA has always won these battles. Each time the country is shocked to our core after a deadly slaughter of innocents by gunfire, the armsmerchant lobbyists swing into action and stifle any meaningful progress with bullying and demagoguery. What will it take for the chants of enough is enough to become more than just a feel-good mantra? The purity of this outpouring must now dig into the dirt of politics to accomplish anything more than catharsis. Obviously. So there were voter sign-up spots throughout the rallies, but will those who are easily distracted actually sustain their focus on the campaign process and hold the candidates accountable by slogging nonstop for the several months before the midterm elections? Will they work for candidates who declare themselves in favor of meaningful gun-control measures and, more importantly, against those who receive support from the NRA? We in the media are fickle. Between gun bloodbaths, there are distractions everywhere. Some of them are consequential, such as the intrigue of the Robert Mueller investigation into whether Trump and his associates sold out the last election and our country to the Russians. There also is our siren song of seedy sex stuff, featuring Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal and lots of others. The Stormy Daniels interview on Minutes may have been just unworthy hype, but it got huge ratings. The challenge for the hundreds of thousands who turned out for the March for Our Lives will be to maintain the enthusiasm and public focus on cutting back guns, which are Americas real obscenity. Bob Franken is an Emmy Awardwinning reporter who covered Washington for more than 20 years with CNN. rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly bob FRANKENSpecial to Florida Weekly The teenage demagoguesAll you needed to know about student activist David Hoggs speech at the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., was that he affixed a price tag on the microphone to symbolize how much National Rifle Association money Sen. Marco Rubio took for the lives of students in Florida. The stunt wasnt out of place. Indeed, it perfectly encapsulated the braying spirit of the student gun-control advocacy in the wake of the Parkland school shooting. These young activists are making our public debate even more poisonous and less civil, and are doing it as teenagers. They are precocious that way. The Stoneman Douglas students experienced a horrific trauma. No one can deny their grief or blame them for being impassioned. And allowance has to be made for the fact that they are teenagers, who universally believe that they know better than their hapless elders. Yet none of that excuses their scurrilous smears of the other side in the gun debate. The student activists presume that there is a ready solution to mass shootings that everyone knows, and the only reason why someone might not act on this universally accepted policy is malice or corruption. This makes the other side the equivalent of murderers. In a video interview with The Outline, David Hogg said that the NRA and its supporters want to keep killing our children. Not that they inadvertently enable people who carry out school shootings via misconceived policy, but they themselves kill children and want to keep doing it. Lest he be misunderstood, Hogg added, they could have blood from children spattered all over their faces and they wouldnt take action because they will still see those dollar signs. In accusing their opponents of being bought off, the students deny the sincerity and legitimacy of supporters of gun rights. They treat the Second Amendment as an inkblot on the Constitution, and dismiss all counterarguments as transparent rationalizations. This juvenile view of the gun debate ignores Supreme Court jurisprudence, the genuine support of the NRA by millions of people and the serious, practical objections to gun-control proposals, and it removes all possibility of a middle ground. Tellingly, it is Marco Rubio who is the foremost object of the ire of the students, when he has been notably open and accommodating. He showed up at the CNN town hall to get abused, and has shown remarkable forbearance in handling political attacks that are shameless blood libels. He sponsored incremental school safety legislation that is becoming law, and for his trouble he is deemed a moral monster who doesnt care how many people have to die as long as he gets a few more campaign contributions. Maybe all of this can be written off as the work of overenthusiastic, underinformed 17-year-olds. But the student activists arent acting alone. They are promoted and praised by adults who should know better. Since the kids serve a useful purpose in promoting gun control, though, it is practically forbidden in much of the media to dissent from anything they say. It was hard to believe that our public debate could get even more sophomoric. The student activists are here to say, Yes, it can. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.


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As the population of the South Florida community has grown over the years, so has the number of visitors to the Kravis Center, Judith A. Mitchell, chief executive officer of the not-for-profit organization, said in a statement. As always, our mission has been to serve as an economic catalyst and provide community stewardship in this region to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County. This expansion will accommodate a growing base of customers with expanded ease of accessibility to enjoy our schedule of performances. No interruptions in the performance schedule are anticipated. Leading Ayurvedic practitioner to give free lecture at Four ArtsThe Society of the Four Arts invites the community to learn techniques for better health at a free lecture at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9, at the Four Arts Dixon Education Building. There is no charge to attend, but reservations should be made at 561-805-8562 or by emailing Dr. Scott Gerson will offer insights into the practice of Ayurveda, one of the worlds oldest holistic healing systems that has been practiced for more than 3,000 years. Dr. Gerson will share practices and methods to reawaken the human mind and body. Dr. Gerson is the medical director of the Department of Integrative Medicine Division of Education and Research at Jupiter Medical Center and has completed formal training in both conventional and Ayurvedic medicine. Songwriter seeks inspiration from love letters for veteransSinger/songwriter Alex Woodard is asking people who have sent to or received love letters from veterans to share those letters with him before he performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in West Palm Beach. He will select three letters for inspiration and then perform three new songs at the concert. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Phoenix Is Rising, a nonprofit created in 2015 to help combat the high suicide and opioid dependency rate among veterans. Phoenix Is Rising offers veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder a yearlong program that kicks off with a weeklong boot camp retreat in Sebastian, where they receive mental health counseling and other forms of holistic treatment, in addition to developing skills for reintegration into their communities, relationships, and families. They also bond with the other attendees. To learn more about the nonprofit, visit To submit your letter, email it to The winning three letters will be chosen April 6. Camp expo and festival offers option for summer activitiesParents can get some help with planning for their childrens summer from noon to 3 p.m. on April 8 at the Summer Camp Expo and Childrens Festival at Downtown at the Gardens. Parents can find information there on fun things to do and look over more than 45 summer camps while enjoying live entertainment, carousel rides, crafts, games, face painting and more. The first 150 kids get a backpack filled with summer goodies. Parents get two chances to win a free week of summer camp from one of the participating camps. child. Register for a free ticket at summercampexpo2018@eventbrite. com. Downtown at the Gardens is at 1701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave. in Palm Beach Gardens. Enrollment opens for school summer campsStudents can enroll now in summer camps operated June 4 to Aug. 3 at the School District of Palm Beach elementary schools. Enrollment is open for children between the ages of 5 and 12 at more than 60 district-operated schools. Campers participate in many activities such as academic enrichment and field trips.All programs are supervised by staff trained in First Aid, CPR, Positive Ways to Work with Children and Summer Camp Safety training. Camp fees may be paid online or onsite once the child is registered. Many camps accept Early Learning Coalition certificates and Palm Beach County Summer Camp scholarships. For a list of camps and contacts, visit GERSON


A6 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 5-11, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY PET TALESCoyote blues BY KIM CAMPBELL THORNTONAndrews McMeel SyndicationCharlotte Zappala was walking her Australian shepherd, Roxie, one morning when a coyote enticed the dog to come play. Roxie, who was off-leash, ran off, right into an ambush. Lucky for her, she escaped with only bites around the eye and on her paw. Coyotes are no longer a symbol of rural living. They live in Americas largest cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, where they make a fine living off garbage, pet food left outdoors, rodents and, yes, dogs and cats. Coyote attacks on pets, like the one Zappala experienced, usually occur during the wild dogs courting, mating and pupping season: late fall, winter and early spring. Mating season begins as early as November, with pups on the ground typically between April and June. Often, an individuals or communitys first response to the presence of coyotes is to want to trap and relocate or kill them. While that might be satisfying in the short term to people who fear the animals, its not a viable or desirable solution, says coyote biologist Jacqueline Frair, Ph.D., of State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. Coyotes have a suite of biological mechanisms that kick in to rapidly grow their populations when they are under threat from hunting or other reduction efforts. Studies have shown that when coyote numbers are reduced, a higher proportion of females become pregnant, litter sizes become larger and the offspring of those litters have higher survival rates, Frair says. What should you do if you are walking your dog and encounter a coyote? A good offense is the best defense, as the saying goes. If you live in an area where you know there are coyotes, stay alert when walking your dog onor off-leash. Carry a walking stick, mace or bear spray that you can use to ward off a coyote that seems menacing. If you use mace or bear spray, be aware of the winds direction so you dont suffer blowback. If you dont have any of those items with you, throw rocks or yell at the coyote, and wave your arms or a hat at it. Most coyotes are shy and fearful and will run at any sign of aggression from you. Stand your ground. Running away will only incite the coyote to chase you and your dog, which is not the reaction you want. Even if you and your dog dont mean any harm, a coyote will be extra-protective if you and your dog unknowingly come near a den with pups. Be watchful during pupping season. Other strategies to keep coyotes at bay and pets from becoming prey: Secure garbage cans so that coyotes cant knock them over or knock the lid off. Feed pets indoors or take up food as soon as the animal is finished eating outdoors. Empty outdoor water dishes in the evening. Never offer food to coyotes. Cover or remove other sources of food that could attract coyotes, such as compost heaps, fallen fruit and birdseed spilled from feeders. Install motion-sensitive lighting to startle coyotes that enter the yard. Put up a solid, well-maintained fence at least 6 feet tall. A high fence with a roll bar on top is even better. Even in a fenced yard, accompany small or medium-size dogs outdoors if its very early in the morning or after dark. Trim shrubbery so it offers little cover. If you see a coyote lurking near your yard, shoo it away. Coyotes simply shouldnt learn to get comfortable around us, Frair says. Pets of the Week>> Lil Pepper is a 4-year-old sandycolored female tabby. Shes very gentle, and gets along with everyone. Tilton is a 7-yearold male tabby. He likes to be petted, and hes very fond of catnip.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. >> Mona Lisa is a 4-year-old, 60-pound female mixed breed dog that loves to go for walks and just chill with her humans. >> Skelly is a 12-year-old female Siamese-mix cat that likes humans, but isnt crazy about dogs. She is a part of the shelters Fospice Program. Adopt her and all routine medical care, food, medication and other supplies will be provided by Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, free of charge. To adopt or foster a petThe Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Humane Society of the Palm Beaches, is at 3100/3200 Military Trail in West Palm Beach. Adoptable pets and other information can be seen at For adoption information, call 561-686-6656. Coyotes are highly protective of pups. Walk your dog on a leash in wooded areas or other places that might be a coyote habitat.


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him, ignoring the ladder, ignoring even the alligators fewer than 50 feet away, watching from brimful holes that can hide 8 feet of reptile in 3 feet of water without a trace. But he hits the ground with the practiced landing of a paratrooper before moving swiftly to the marsh edge. Mr. Lauritsen is staring across a halfmile or more of wet prairie flanked by distant cypress the last significant stand of old-growth bald cypress left on Earth, a deeply valuable Florida treasure with some trees that pre-date the arrival of Ponce de Leon on the lower west coast in 1513. But thats not what hes looking at, nor does he spend a lot of time taking in the splashes of pink among scores of wading white birds a couple of football fields away roseate spoonbills fishing with herons and ibises. Such wading birds together once numbered about 2.5 million across the southern Everglades. Now, roughly 5 percent of the birds John Jay Audubon himself might have seen in the early 19th century exist south of Orlando, experts estimate. The French-born naturalist and painter traveled deep into the northern or central Everglades himself on a single torturous occasion, became lost for about six weeks, and finally made his way out, later expressing a strong dislike for the peninsular climate and watery landscape; no other North American settings inspired a similar lack of affection. Although the Audubon Society has claimed Corkscrew since 1954, Mr. Lauritsens views are the antithesis of Corkscrews famous namesake. Like a religious supplicant, he lifts his eyes above the wading birds, finally pointing to the magnificent spectacle overhead. High in the faultless blue of midday, big birds wheel at various altitudes, open-winged, writing their wandering circles on the sky. Do you see? he calls breathlessly. Do you see that? They have white legs! His excitement is so palpable he can hardly speak. A reporter notices that many do, indeed, have white legs and a few others have dark legs. So? Theyve fledged, theyre up. The young birds have white legs thats the most Ive seen!Wood storksWood storks. That theyve fledged (taken on their feathers) and gotten up flying this early in the dry season roughly the beginning of March is promising for their survival, Mr. Lauritsen explains. And when wood storks do well over time, the entire Everglades ecosystem may be doing well, too. But that has not been the case for years. The system is sensitive, and it works roughly like this, says Mr. Lauritsen: The wet and dry seasons create hydroperiods, months in which water floods the land then slowly recedes. How fast that happens how fast the standing water shrinks to big pools, then in turn to small isolated pools determines whether fish and crayfish with other aquatic organisms washed across the entire landscape during the wet season, can reproduce and populate the many pools left in the dry, to become the highly nourishing food source growing birds must have. When that works when water is not inhibited by man-made canals, ditches, roads and developments, for example fish, crayfish and other water organisms feed not only the wading birds but a food chain that includes raccoons, otters and alligators. Once that happened not only at Cork-SWAMPFrom page 1 VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYSeven distinct habitats exist at Corkscrew, most underwater in the deepest of the wet season. Here in March, Jason Lauritsen shows visitors the dry prairie with invasive willows in the distance. George and Joy Rathmann, Minnesotans and co-founders of the Rathmann Family Foundation, loved Corkscrew. The foundation has helped restore part of the sanctuary. In the 1960s, the bald cypress at Corkscrew supported more than 5,000 wood storks hatched, fledged and flying each year. In recent years, the average is about 250. Wood stork health is an indicator of western Everglades health.We know how to restore this .... But we cant do it unless I can stop the water coming from this north side of the sanctuary. Jason Lauritsen, director of the 13,000-acre, 64-year-old Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in northeastern Collier County COURTESY PHOTOS A8 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 5-11, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 5-11, 2018 NEWS A9SEE SWAMP, A10 screw but east across Hendry, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Not now, either there or in Collier at the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, which lies some 15 miles east of I-75, a distance pocked with houses and condominiums, a golf course, shopping malls, schools, fire and sheriffs stations and the like, along with agricultural fields. Thats part of a pattern too easily tolerated by Collier County officials, and by a legislature that has allowed counties to move away from their comprehensive plans and develop properties without careful analysis to determine their impacts, says Thomas Hawkins, policy and planning director for 1,000 Friends of Florida. In 2013 and 2014 we did an analysis of the Rural Land Stewardship Program in Collier County and to sum up, from our perspective: In those rural lands (surrounding Corkscrew) Collier has allocated too much development potential.Larry, and other visitorsMeanwhile, the swamp appears to be popping with life, not only the birds and fish visible in pools and ditches, but in big predators. A truck approaches the buggy from the other direction, and stops. Dr. Ralph Arwood, a general surgeon who has become an expert panther tracker and monitor, and a workhorse Corkscrew volunteer who started cutting fallen trees off broken boardwalks two days after Hurricane Irma, jumps out to chat with Mr. Lauritsen and his visitors. We have a dominant male out here now, Larry we call him, and two females, one with three kittens, he announces. Dr. Arwood not only has crawled, long-sleeved, gloved and carefully, deep into saw-palmetto bush to locate panther dens and kittens (you can get a glimpse at, but he has placed game cameras along trails throughout Corkscrew so he knows who comes and goes. Larry, for example. Larry was here last week on a hot date there was a lot of squealing. The cameras show him all the way from the Frank property to the highlands. What difference does such a creature at Corkscrew make, other than as a rare amusement? Theyre an apex predator, he explains. They maintain the whole system. Without them there are too many other creatures including raccoons and wild hogs that create terrible damage to native habitats. Raccoons, for example, can become a significant threat to wood stork nests, eggs and fledgling birds, but to get to them they often have to move through alligator holes where females protect not only their young, but the wood stork nests in the trees above, Mr. Lauritsen says. Spotted by the score from his big buggy, the gators appear to be having a good year, as well as the wood storks. By March the standing water that covered even the hard-pack buggy trail threading canals created in the 1930s and s has shrunk to some sizeable pools. There, both large and many small alligators move restlessly when the vehicle passes, especially if it pauses. The wood storks, meanwhile, appear disconnected from hundreds of feet above the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, but nothing could be further from the truth.The connectionsEverything is connected, announces Mr. Lauritsen, turning a clich into empirical fact. A century ago, ornithologist Thomas Gilbert Pearson estimated the oldgrowth bald cypress in and around Corkscrew (the very trees standing majestically in the distance) hosted 100,000 wood storks; in recent years, according to Audubon data tracked for six decades at Corkscrew, fledged chicks dropped from an average of 5,450 in the 1960s to less than 300 in the last decade or so, with no nesting and no chicks on a number of years. If is the operative word in predicting whether these wood storks, emerging from more than 400 nests, Mr. Lauritsen estimates, will survive this year. Scientists watch their numbers with both great interest and great trepidation. They will survive if the adults build nests in the cypress; if the adults lay the eggs in time not too late, as they sometimes do if conditions arent proper, earlier; if those conditions for water and therefore food progress at the natural rate; if the young birds can get out of the nest and begin flying early enough; if they can continue eating in the sanctuary late into spring, before flying northward. As wading birds who feed in part by touch, they do best when water subsides to levels of about 18 inches in depth. Sometimes they take flight from their nests beginning too late to stay here long enough to eat to eat enough to develop the strength they need to fly north, explains Mr. Lauritsen. Theyll start the (migratory) journey but they wont make it. And well never see them again. It might just take a philanthropistTheyre considered canaries in the coal mine of Everglades restoration or even just survival, says Jim Rathmann, a Neapolitan whose Rathmann Family Foundation has helped restore part of the sanctuary a part, in fact, where wild turkeys appear suddenly to observers from the buggy, ignoring the wood storks or seemingly any other creatures except the humans to race swiftly from one cluster of scrub to another, in the distance. The first time I came here with my mother in the 1960s, there were thousands of wood storks, Mr. Rathmann recalls of his arrival in the sanctuary from his native and very frigid Minnesota. She loved it. And so he loved it, and continued to love it while working first for IBM and then as a venture capitalist in life science enterprises through a career that finally allowed him to move to Naples about 15 years ago. After his father died six years ago and his mothers health declined, the place resonated with me in a way I couldnt describe. I had deep memories, and in some sense (restoring the marsh) was a way of recapturing my mother. But I could see when we came back (Mr. Rathmann arrived in Naples with his wife and daughter), the wading birds had in many ways left. Wood storks, in particular. So the question becomes what, if anything, can be done? More than any other maintained preserve, perhaps, naturalists at Corkscrew have kept meticulous records for decades, not only of birds but of water levels; thus, they can understand why and how the landscape and its creatures have changed. Singularly, says Mr. Rathmann, its due to loss of habitat. So, first they had to understand how to get the water under control (that took years, and the job is still unfinished), and then they started to understand how to reclaim the habitat. But as caretakers begin to restore habitat, they have to face doubt. Theres always that question: if you do this, what will happen? Will (the birds) come back? Its a leap of faith. That really resonated with me. So through our family foundation, we got involved. So did others.The damn willowsUnfortunately, the willows got involved, too. The storks circling above them, or wading and fishing in the restored marsh flanking the willows dont look threatened, anymore than they appear endangered when they arrive in number along ditches in suburban neighborhoods or beside the ponds on golf courses. But thats never a good sign, says Mr. Lauritsen. It means they arent finding food in the swamp, where they prefer to be. One of the biggest challenges now facing all wading birds are willows, with other species that may be either native or exotic, but are profoundly invasive. On one section of the trail Mr. Lauritsen follows northward through the sanctuary, the landscapes have been restored over many years of effort, the willows ploughed or chopped up and burned off, with the help of philanthropists and volunteers; now again there are pine flatwoods, wet prairies, freshwater marshes and of course the bald cypress swamp itself. I called the pine flatwoods at Corkscrew exquisite because of the wonderful diversity within them, says George Wilder, a botanist at the Naples Botanical Garden. In a research project he undertook to count species within Corkscrew, the pine flatwoods had the second largest numbers of types of plants, of all seven habitats there. We counted 344 different kinds, including some rare ones. (A disturbed habitat he calls ruderal land, included the most species, he noted, simply because so many invasives or exotics had piled into them with the native species.) Among the many plants in the pine flatwoods at Corkscrew are three species of orchid, Mr. Wilder says: Spiranthes lacera, Platanthera nivea and Calopogon tubeosus.The boardwalk at Corkscrew takes visitors past trees that were standing in the swamp when Ponce de Leon sailed up the Gulf Coast in 1513. NCOLLIER COUNTYCOLLIER COUNTYLEE COUNTYLEE COUNTYFLORIDA WEEKL Y 5 MILES 75 41Lake Trafford Corkscrew Rd. Immokalee Rd. Oil Well Rd. Immokalee Bonita Springs North Naples Estero 82 29 Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY


A10 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 5-11, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLYIn other sections of the sanctuary, however, especially in the north of the property and where the land remains disturbed, little could be described as exquisite. Willows are the most prominent of the invasive plants, clustering in some places right up to the trail, but in others appearing in thick armies across open marshes, at a distance. They thrive in part because they benefit from nutrient-laden water flowing out of citrus and other agricultural fields north of the property. Willows significantly change the water levels and naturally balanced hydroperiods. Theyre very thirsty, explains Mr. Lauritsen, who has spent a significant part of his career recovering sections of the sanctuary from willow invasion. They suck water from the aquifer, it courses through their leaves, and it evaporates into the atmosphere. With willows, you can lose a foot of water a year, or as much as 1.6 feet in a dry year. This is not just at Corkscrew, but everywhere. If the water is down 3 to 6 inches below the naturally balanced level at a low point in the hydroperiod, therefore and where willows exist en masse it will be fish and crayfish may not survive. And if they dont survive, animals that eat them wont survive and neither will anything else in the food chain including gators, who need the water and the pools to raise their young.A view of everything then and nowOn the north end of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, the trail crosses out of Collier to enter Lee County along a canal some 20 feet wide with deeper water 4, 5, 6 feet, perhaps flowing over a weir. Mr. Lauritsen unlocks a tall gate, drives off the sanctuary a hundred or so yards, and stops the big machine, again. Everybody dismounts to take in the view, a view of everything Florida was and is, it seems. Behind the big buggy, visitors can see both the once upon a time swamp that might not have appeared much different 1,000 years ago, and the invasive willows, thick as hair for a mile. On either side of the road, agriculture is king, with citrus on one side and a vast cleared field waiting for new crops on the other; beyond that to the east, the headquarters of the South Florida Water Management District and the office of the CREW Trust, a large preserve stretching into the Big Cypress. Mr. Lauritsen watches the water coming out of the farm fields, into the ditch, over the weir in a lively frothing little waterfall, and down into the Audubon sanctuary. That water is the bane of his existence, he says. Even in the deepest days of the dry season water is flowing over that weir and into Corkscrew both day and night, feeding the willows about as unnatural a condition as Florida can offer. We know how to restore this, Mr. Lauritsen says, gesturing to the willows behind him stretching southward into Corkscrew as far as they eye can see. The cost is about $2,000 an acre to eradicate the willows and bring back Floridas once upon a time. But we cant do it unless I can stop the water coming from this north side of the sanctuary. And to do that, he would need to purchase 7,000 acres of citrus prospering in the afternoon sun across the road, beautifully cultivated and fully irrigated, land now owned by Floridas largest citrus enterprise, the Texas-based King Ranch.Were talking to them, he says. So far, they havent shown any interest in selling.If he could take out the ag, he could change the unnatural flow of nutrientladen water into Corkscrew. And if he could change the water, he could eradicate the willows. And if he could do that, he could restore the marsh. But what a job. In the ditch water itself, Mr. Lauritsen and his visitors stare at something none of them have ever seen: a massive school of fish. The fish fill the ditch to a depth of 3 or 4 feet in a school that stretches about 150 yards downstream from near the weir. Tilapia, fish that feed on algae and plants, which come from a lot of nutrients. Invasive. Probably a half-million of them, he guesses. Mr. Lauritsen and his visitors climb back onto the big buggy, glance north up into Lee County. Then he turns the machine around and heads south, back into the swamp toward the distant, floating birds above it. Mr. Rathmann, learning of the sight, hearing of the fledged and flying wood storks, has the last word. If people can figure out how to get out of the way, nature will come back. Its unstoppable. Thats what this piece of land has demonstrated: If you can make the habitat conducive, if you can restore it and we know how to do that they will return. SWAMPFrom page 9Jason Lauritsen, director of the Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, started here in the 1990s as a volunteer intern, clearing invasives. Corkscrew proves we can restore habitats. We know what to do, he says. VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYWater flows out of Lee County agricultural fields over this weir and into Corkscrew, all day, every day, even in the dry season, an unnatural condition. It allows invasive willows and other plants to thrive.


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 5-11, 2018 NEWS A11 It is a diverse group. Every year, we have players from all over, said player Phil Tremo, who helps organize each years tournament. This year, we have players not just from the states and Canada, but from Argentina, and one of our players is a Russian guy from Georgia. South African 6-goal professional Stuart Sugar Erskine will lead Caroline Morans Goshen Hill team. Hes a world-class polo player and he reached out to us, Mr. McKenney said. So is Argentine professional 6-goaler Ignacio Nacho Badiola, who will serve as the frontman for RSM US, LLPs team, while 4-goal pro Matt Coppola will serve as point person for the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek team. Catherine Malones team, Cedar Crest Stables, will be led by local polo professionals Joey Casey, owner of Palm City Polo, near Boynton Beach, and fellow pro Tiffany Busch, manager at Vero Beach Polo Club. There are players of all levels. Mr. Tremo, who divides his time between West Palm Beach and Washington, D.C., is a fairly recent devotee of the sport. He always had a passion for horses but developed a passion for polo after seeing the first gay polo matches in Wellington in 2010. The next winter season, we all kicked into gear with lessons, and thats when I started learning polo, he said. It took practice it wasnt until 2015 that he played well enough to participate in the tournaments. Now, hes hooked. I play January through April in Florida and I play June through September in the Washington, D.C., area, he said. Just going to watch the polo tournament, I never even would have thought it would be a huge passion. Its part of my work and its my main sport activity. Thats the human component. Then theres the equine component. I love the horses, Mr. Tremo said. I think people say the horses are what bring people to polo. But it does not compare to dressage and other equestrian sports. Theres a big difference between perfecting your form in the arena versus the excitement of polo, Mr. Tremo said. There are so many layers. You need to be a good rider, but you need to hit the ball well. Then there are strategies among teams, in which participants play off one anothers strengths and weaknesses. Thats the beauty of polo, Mr. Tremo said. Its inclusive. Men and women compete together. Also, because every player has specific handicap levels, we can mix them up to play four equal teams. The pros can help lesser experienced players think quickly. Its a very exciting sport because it is fast-paced and there is so much to think about, Mr. Tremo said. Mr. McKenney agreed. Theres this incredible adrenalin rush because youre running 35 miles an hour hitting a 3-inch ball with a 6-inch mallet head, he said. Within that adrenalin, theres this sense of calm. You stay in the moment. Its this wonderful silence in your head. Its as much about the ponies as anything. The ponies used for polo tend to be smaller than the horses used in jumping. Mr. Tremo will be debuting a new horse, a 7-year-old named Paris, at gay polo. He says there is a bond between horse and rider. I dont want to say its like a pet, because its not, but you have that connection with your horse, he said. We look for horses that are very responsive because there is so much we ask from them in polo, in terms of the speed and the agility. But its not all about the game, because whats a game without a party? There are tailgates, then there are tailgates. And its the latter you will find at this years gay polo. Forget the grills, and the pickup truck beds you see at football games and concerts across the country. At gay polo, the tailgates housed in tents will have gone condo. The people who buy tailgates and decorate them, thats a lot of work, and I understand that it adds a lot of value to our event, Mr. McKenney said. How many people really contribute to making this a quality event. Some are private parties, but others are open to the general public at the tournament. Its a blast, said Rand Hoch, a West Palm Beach mediation attorney and founder of the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council. The first year I went, there was a bunch of people in their little tailgates. Now, on one side, its the polo match, and its all these wonderfully imaginative tailgate parties people hold for their friends, and often for strangers. I have a fun tent, with gorgeous bartenders who are not wearing shirts, and I want to keep it fun, said Don Todorich, a Realtor with Corcoran in Palm Beach, and resident of Lake Worth, who donates the liquor for a tailgate sponsored by the human rights council. Competition can be fierce among tailgaters. Organizers expect this years tailgates to build upon past themes, some of which have included God Save the Queen!, Brunch at Tiffanys, Gerts Cut & Curl and Ros All Day, among others. Its all in good fun, but the tailgates do offer an opportunity for networking and education. Its all about supporting the LGBTQ community, says Mr. Todorich. It helps promote my business, and it helps people know I am a supporter of diversity and all aspects of supporting the gay community. After all, polo itself is about coming together as a community, even if the game sometimes is beside the point once the parties get going. Its really special to have friends and family caring for you during the tournament and that makes this day really special, Mr. Tremo said. Its always fun every weekend that I play, but having all those folks supporting us means a lot to me. POLOFrom page 1 Ninth annual Land Rover Palm Beach International Gay Polo Tournament>> When: First game at 1 p.m. April 7; nals at 3 p.m. >> Where: International Polo Club Palm Beach, 3667 120th Ave. S., Wellington. >> Tickets: $30 general admission; $10 general parking, $25 VIP parking. >> Info: Phil Tremo (right), with top-rated pro Eduardo Heguy at the GPL tournament in Argentina. Phil Tremo with his horse Incognito. Gay polo opens with WigstockThe Land Rover Palm Beach International Gay Polo Tournament kicks off with GPL Polotini Presents Wigstock, a hair-raising benefit for Compass LGBTQ Youth Services at the Wanderers Club in Wellington. The event, which begins at 7 p.m. April 6, will present performances by drag performers who include Velvet Lenore as Donna Summer and Michael Dean as Cher. Tickets for GPL Polotini Presents Wigstock are $175 each and are available online at


A12 A12 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 5-11, 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@ SOCIETYJewish Federation of Palm Beachs One Night: A Celebration of Impact, Palm Beach County Convention Center Wendy Stahl, Geoff Stahl, Sara Balas Densen and Chad Densen Susan Shulman Pertnoy and Ron Pertnoy Justin Paul and Erica Paul Michal Hertzmann and Bar Sananes Carol Halsband and Earle Halsband Jason Rogers and Amy Terwilleger Elliot Ellis and Brynne Ellis Geoff Stahl and Wendy Stahl Brian Seymour, Ira M. Gerstein, Michael Hoffman and Joel Yudenfreund Pam Comiter and Andrew Comiter Debbie Shapiro and Jane Karp Zelda Mason and Allen Mason Marc Schafler, Adam Seligman and Hawkeye Wayne Alyson Seligman and Marc Platt


BUSINESS PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY | A13WEEK OF APRIL 5-11, 2018WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COMMOVING ON UP This spring, Eric Glasband was recognized as one of Barrons 2018 Top 1200 Financial Advisors list ranking 16th in the state. Hes very proud of the achievement, but this wasnt his first time. The managing director with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management has appeared on the list for seven consecutive years. The Palm Beach Gardens resident is part of the Glasband Stempel & Associates team in Boca Raton and joined Merrill Lynch in 2010 with nearly a decade of financial services experience, including six years as a financial adviser with another investment firm. He is primarily responsible for the organization of the team and the coordination of wealth management strategies. Making this year even better for him, Mr. Glasband made the Forbes Best-inState Wealth Advisors list, as well. Forbes ranking is based on in-person and telephone due diligence meetings to evaluate each advisor qualitatively, a major component of a ranking algorithm that includes client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. It was a big honor for myself and a reflection of the whole team, he said. We run our business in an honest way. The client comes first. Were always trying to meet the clients goals. Were very transparent, which is very important to us. While his main office is in Boca Raton, hes added a Palm Beach Gardens location within the last year. When you look at people who move down here, you see why we expanded to Palm Beach Gardens, he said. Everyone, like my grandparents, would go to Fort Lauderdale or Miami. The next generation went to Boca. There has been a major shift in the last 10 years to Palm Beach Gardens/Jupiter. Our new clients seemed to be coming from that area. He said he wanted to be ahead of the curve. Theres major growth, he said. Just look at the communities up there (northern Palm Beach County) and how theyre expanding, and the new construction. Theres not as much to do here (Boca), its already been developed. People like new. Thats a fact. Whats not new is Mr. Glasbands passion for his work in wealth management. I have always loved the markets from a young age when my grandfather and I would read The Wall Street Journal together, he said. By the time I was 12, my grandfather, an accountant, would buy stock for me. I became extremely active in the equity markets during college. He has a bachelors degree in business from the University of Arizona and has never regretted his career choice. I never sit here and say I wish I were doing something else, Mr. Glasband said. This was nonoptional. I love it. While his grandfather piqued his interest in finance, it was his golf instructor, Martin Hall, who became his mentor in life. He has taught me the value of hard work, focus, dedication and having true passion for what you do, Mr. Glasband said. These are all the keys to success. Mr. Glasband met his mentor for life before Mr. Hall became host of the Golf Channels School of Golf in 2011. I met him when he was just a local golf instructor, Mr. Glasband said. It was before I even started working. He basically gave me the mental skills golf skills and life skills and philosophies that I applied across my entire business. Martin believes in hard work. Success doesnt happen by accident. He says you need to find the right mentors, listen to the right people and be positive. What he taught me I parlayed into my life and into my business. Marty is very close with my entire family three generations, my father, my son and me. Hes one of the most important people in my life. A keen golfer, Mr. Glasband has represented the U.S. at the World Maccabiah Games, winning a gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Maccabi Games in Buenos Aires. He is involved in numerous charitable organizations and he sits on the Florida Atlantic University Medical School Board. In his spare time, Mr. Glasband enjoys spending time with his wife, Lisa, and his son, Ethan Spencer. Eric Glasband Age: 42 Where I grew up: Dix Hills, N.Y. Where I live now: Palm Beach Gardens Education: Bachelor of Business from the University of Arizona What brought me to Florida: My family has had a winter home in Palm Beach Gardens since 1981. My job today: Managing director of Wealth Management with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management with offices in Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens. My first job and what it taught me: I was a caddie at the age of 13. It taught me to have respect for others and the importance of integrity. And it taught me to love the game. A career highlight: Being named as a Top Advisor in Forbes magazine and the Barrons publications Hobby: Golf Best advice for someone looking to make it in my field: To always do the right thing for your clients and put their interests first. We run our business in an honest way. The client comes first. Were always trying to meet the clients goals. Eric Glasband, Managing director with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Glasband Stempel & AssociatesBY MARY THURWACHTERmthurwachter@ MONEY & INVESTINGAnalysis concludes bull market shifting; watch those tech stocksA small institutional research company named The Leuthold Group recently published an interesting piece on the current stock market valuation. More specifically, the group looked at the relative performance of two market sectors today and before the dot-com crash in 2000 to see if another stock market crash was likely today. What sectors did The Leuthold Group compare and can this analysis predict a future market meltdown? The Leuthold Group believed that in the final stages of a bull market, investors pile into very popular stocks that continue to make new highs and dump safe conservative stocks that are more defensive in nature. First the company compared the rate of return of tech stocks, the trendiest stocks before the 2000 crash, to utility stocks, the most conservative and least purchased. What the analysts found was that the corresponding rates of return stayed very consistent, around 1:1 until around 1995. Then the returns of IT sector and dot-com stocks started rising much more rapidly. By 1997, the ratio was 2:1 favoring the tech sector. In 1999, the ratio was 4:1. And in the months right before the stock market meltdown, the ratio exploded to over 6:1. After the crash, the returns on tech stocks compared to utility stocks dropped back to around 2:1 and the ratio stayed constant between around 2:1 to 3:1 for the next 15 years. This is normal, as an investor would demand to earn a greater return on more risky technology companies compared to boring utility companies that are more predictable and are owned more for their incomeproducing ability. However, starting last year, the ratio started to spike again. In the first months of this year, the ratio jumped to 5:1. Most of this increase was driven by the FANG stocks (Facebook, Apple, Netflix and Google) as well as depressed returns from utility stocks due to climbing interest rates. This is very similar to what happened in 2000. Does this mean that a stock market crash is imminent? The author of the report explains, While this does not suggest a massive collapse similar to the aftermath of the dot-com era is forthcoming, it is another reminder that the character of the current bull market has changed. An astute investor will understand that it is dangerous for a narrow sector of the market, dot-com stocks in 2000 and FANG stocks today, to drive so much of stock gains and so outpace the rest of the market. We saw this a couple of weeks ago when concerns about Facebook privacy drove the entire market down significantly. Just like the banking sector drove the total stock market into a significant correction, The Leutold Group is pointing out how tech stocks today can once again cause panic within all equities. Even if you dont own tech stocks, I would keep a close eye on how all these stocks are faring. 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. COURTESY PHOTOEric Glasband was recognized as one of Barrons 2018 Top 1200 Financial Advisors list ranking 16th in the state.


A14 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE WEEK OF APRIL 5-11, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLYANDY SPILOS/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@ SOCIETY Place of Hopes Hope Bash, PGA National 1. Dana Godek and Bernie Godek 2. Christian Searcy, Debbie Searcy, Emily Pantiledes, Peter Robbins, Michele Jacobson, Bob Jacobson and Trish Saffer 3. Andrew Stoops, Amy Leigh Atwater, Shannon Anderson and Daniella Carroll 4. Cindy Metzler, Trisha Frigo and Karmin Koster 5. Mimi Vaughn, Carolyn Sasso and Kelly White 6. David Hess, Syndi Levien, Joann Berkow, Brenda Nocera, Charles Bender and Debbie Weinstein 7. Greg Newman, Jill Fried, Steve Fried and Maureen Newman 8. Heather Neville, Chris Heine and Luz Heine 9. Mark Montgomery, Chris Andrew and Neal Saffer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 6 7 8 6 7 8 Michele Jacobson, Shana Sheptak and Kayla Peterson


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 5-11, 2018 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE A15GAIL V. HAINES / FLORIDA WEEKLYMichelle MacDonald, Jonathan Levy, Karen Tribendis and Victoria Rivera 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@ SOCIETYMidterm Madness for teachers at Palm Beach Airport Hilton 1. Erika Utter, Yvette Hernandez and Jennifer Dery 2. Daniel Montero, Michael Montero and Tania Martinez 3. Erika Rivera and Mirian Madeos 4. Tracey Nickerson, Sherri Schmees, Richard Lampe, Karen Byer and Michele Ingram 5. Irlande Perceval, Jenny Moote, Amanda Gornitsky, Cynthia Ruse and Elsie Little 6. Janice Russell and Lynda Alexander 7. Lisa Deese, Debi Palermo, Bianca Dee and Alysha Severin 8. Mary Fouts, Ashley Delvalle and Carli Winn 9. Wanza Sermons-Lee, Annie Allen, Katura Smith Porter and Kimberly Daniels Johnson 10. Jennifer Ethridge and Christina Daniels 11. Brittany Perdigon and Jonathan Taylor 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 G AIL V. HAINE S 10 11


A16 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE WEEK OF APRIL 5-11, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY BEHIND THE WHEELMercedes AMG S63 Cabriolet the best for a privileged fewThis is the one car that does everything well. Its a technology-filled luxury car. Its a grand touring convertible. Its a 577 horsepower supercar. And with a price approaching $200K, Mercedes ensures that the AMG S63 Cabriolet will always be in exclusive company. Mercedes-Benz is the kind of company Floridians love. While that might read more like an advertisement, with six different convertible model lines, the company is a friend to sunny weather. With this much diversity, a top dog like this S-Class needs to be distinct, because it can easily cost four times more than another droptop sharing the same dealership space. There is a family resemblance across the Mercedes line where the S-Class Cabriolet has a similar face with the wide lower air openings, sweeping LED driving light feature and dual bulges in the hood inspired by the classic 300 SL. But this larger vehicle lets its size known with more dramatic body lines that are given more time to develop, and an overall wide body look that announces its the daddy to the other Benz droptops. The roof also shows Mercedes is thinking about premium appeal. It can be raised while still doing 35 mph. Thats a decent speed in an era when many companies are starting to requite complete stops before raising the roof. And butt oningup while in motion has its advantages. After all, this car can even make the drive to a business meeting exciting, but its hard to look ready for a stern corporate takeover when arriving with a big grin and an open top. There are more thoughtful touches awaiting inside this Benz. The door panels are unique to this car, and they do a terrific job of enveloping the driver without consuming him/her. Plus, while Mercedes offers some hardtop convertibles, its not missed on this car. The thick insulation and soft micro suede headliner feel like a real roof when in place. Mercedes has already been one of the best at integrating infotainment screens in their interiors, and this one takes it up a notch. It comes standard with a 12.3-inch central screen and a companion 12.3-inch unit that goes directly in front of the driver. These two displays can control nearly every aspect of the vehicle, and the new upgraded steering wheel package now contains dual thumb pads. It means the driver can control the entire vehicle while never removing a hand from the steering wheel. As the technology flagship of the Mercedes family it also has everything available from semi-autonomous driving features to a night vision camera displayed in front of the drivers gauges (a $2,260 option.) Of course, its the luxury that really sells these upper class Benzes. The seats are made of Nappa leather, and because this is based on the shortened wheelbase of the full-sized S-Class sedan, there is even room to carry rear passengers without complaint. However, its the front seats that make the most of this luxury machine. Comforts abound with everything from electronic massaging to the air scarf system that blows warm air on the driver and passengers neck. But even with this much standard opulence, there are some irresistible options. For example, since this car is open to the world, there are some vivid packages that can really make this Benz stand out. The S63 Cabriolet starts at $180,495, and so adding a bold Designo color scheme to the leather seems like a paltry sum at $3,250. However, theres the aforementioned night vision, premium audio system ($6,400), and more. So checking a few more of option boxes like these can quickly get the price above $200K. More than just luxurious, the AMG part of this name ensures that this convertible is fast. The AMG S63 has a 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8 motor that produces a huge 577 horsepower. Thats nearly 25 percent more power than the base S560 Cabriolet, but its seven percent less than the V12-powered AMG S65 Cabriolet (a quarter-million-dollar machine.) The middle power rating would make it seem like the AMG S63 is a slower machine, but actually its the quickest of the trio. Its due to the standard all-wheel drive system giving superior traction, and the larger torque of the S65 bigger brother can only be utilized through rear-wheel drive. Fast, luxurious, and cutting-edge the Mercedes AMG S63 Cabriolet is an all-around stunner with thoughtful details. So if youre comfortable driving what others pay for a home, this is the Florida car that will leave you wanting for nothing. EARL ON CARSCar dealers exploiting the elderlyNot a week passes without at least two or three elderly people contacting me about being victimized by a South Florida car dealership. These are usually pre-Baby Boomers in their 70s, 80s and 90s. Im happy to say that I have a high rate of success if Im contacted soon after the purchase within a few days. The first thing I do is contact the dealerships owner. With publicly owned dealerships like AutoNation, Penske Automotive, Sonic and Group One, I have to contact the real general manager. I emphasize real because sales managers will often try to foist themselves off as the general manager, but they are only in charge of the car sales departments and are really general sales managers. In the rare occasions I strike out, I have no alternative but to contact the Florida Department of Motor Vehicle, DMV, which is the best governmental agency to keep a car dealer on the straight and narrow. You can download a complaint form to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles at www.CarDealerComplaints. com. I use the term car dealer often in my columns and I want to make it clear that I am not trying to get personal. I could use the terms car salesman or car sales manager, but the dealer is the boss and I firmly believe the placard Harry Truman had on his desk, The buck stops here. The guy or gal that owns the place is responsible for the actions of their employees. Just because he doesnt know that there are some salesmen or managers taking advantage of his customers is no excuse. When I became a senior citizen I began to see the world in a different light. Ive been a car dealer for more than 50 years, but I have seen my own business through the eyes of a senior citizen for only the last few. One thing that has helped this awareness has been my relative new public persona. My TV commercials, radio show, public speaking appearances and this column precipitate a lot of phone calls, texts, emails and letters from seniors in South Florida and all over the USA. Some of these are very complimentary. Many of them also are calls for help or advice from those who were taken advantage of when they bought their car. I get more calls from widows than any other single group. Recently, I was introduced to a widow in her 70s who had come in to buy a car with her nephew. She had never bought a car before. Her husband had always handled this responsibility. He died two years ago. She was very wise to bring along her nephew to assist her in her first car purchase. Our culture and especially the roles of women have made incredibly positive changes since the second half of the 20th century. More women who grew up in the 1950s, s and 0s were relegated to the role of homemaker and mother. The man had a regular job and earned the money, and made the major decisions like buying a car. As you know men, generally predecease their wives and many widows have never bought a car before. Buying the right car at the right price is no easy task. There are a lot of variables like trade-in allowances, monthly payments, discounts, interest rates, lease or buy, finance or pay cash, and all that I just mentioned has to do only with the cost of the car. What is the best make and model for you? This process should take lots of time in the study and preparation, but too often purchases are made in just a few hours with little or no preparation. The reasons why the elderly are so often targeted and exploited by car dealers (and other businesses) are many and complex. For one thing, there are just a lot of elderly people living in South Florida and other popular retirement communities. When a reporter asked John Dillinger why he robbed banks, Dillinger replied, because thats where the money is. Even though most senior citizens are smarter than ever, I believe that we are perceived by many as not being so smart. We are looked upon as easy prey. Also, I think that we pre-baby boomers grew up in a more trusting, family-oriented time and we sometimes trust others more than we should. In summary, if you are a pre-baby boomer like me, take extra precautions before you enter a car dealership. Do your homework carefully. Never, never make a rush decision. Do not buy that car on the same day you come into the dealership. Go home, discuss it with friends and family, and sleep on it. And if you call me, please call me before you buy the car, not after its too late. earlSTEWARTearls@estoyota.com561-358-1474


WEEK OF APRIL 5-11, 2018 | A17WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM REAL ESTATEPALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Water Club, North Palm Beach offers luxury condominium living tucked along the scenic North Palm Beach waterfront. Residents enjoy unsurpassed views and state-ofthe-art amenities that include a Residents Club with a resort-style pool and lap pool, a fitness center and yoga/Pilates studio. Residence 1603-S has breathtaking water views. The crisp, modern and elegant signature tower overlooks Singer Island and the Palm Beaches to the south. Its innovative floor plan features a private lobby, luxurious guest rooms with a gourmet kitchen and open living and dining areas. A spacious owners suite creates a peaceful retreat from the days activities. The kitchen offers a Jenn-Air gourmet, stainless steel appliance package, European cabinetry and quartz waterfall edge to counters. This 1,949-square-foot, two-bedroom, 2.5bath, plus den, residence has two large terraces that extend the elegant living space to offer spectacular western sunset and eastern ocean views. Its professionally furnished and decorated with exquisite lighting, custom bedding, comfortable terrace furniture. No detail was overlooked. The work is done, just come and enjoy! Offered at $1,350,000. Represented by: Walker Real Estate Group, Jeannie Walker 561889-6734; email Luxury condo living at The Water Club COURTESY PHOTOS


A18 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE WEEK OF APRIL 5-11, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY Trust the largest transaction of your life to proven professionalsOver $1B sold in the Palm Beaches Hire the team that gets resultsBrad & Shannon BallLUXURY WATERFRONT AND CLUB COMMUNITY EXPERTS561.373.8700 (Brad) 904.945.8484 (Shannaon) www.frankel-realty.comEqual housing opportunity. All information furnished regarding property for sale or rent or regarding nancing is from sources deemed reliable, but Frankel Realty Group makes no warranty or representation as to the accuracy thereof. All property information is presented subject to errors, omissions, price changes, changed property conditions, and withdrawal of the property from the market, without notice. All dimensions provided are approximate. To obtain exact dimensions, Frankel Realty Group advises you to hire a quali ed architect or engineer. 3920 NORTH OCEAN DRIVE THE OASIS $1.59M FOR SALE 706 MARITIME WAY PROSPERITY HARBOR $2.9 SOLD 13241 MARSH LANDING OLD MARSH $2.650M SOLD 667 HERMITAGE FRENCHMANS RESERVE $3.88M FOR SALE COLLECTORS CORNER Spring cleaning is an opportunity for reflection scott SIMMONS First there was Passover. Then, two days, later Easter. In South Florida, those two holidays mark the end of the winter visitor season and the beginning of what passes for spring in the Sunshine State. They also remind us of opportunities to cherish whats important and to make space for it. Ive thought a lot about that recently as I ponder whats next for my own 1,200-square-foot cottage. As you might guess, its full packed to the gills, as they say. I routinely purge and reorganize and move treasures from the house to the garage and back. And, occasionally, I edit my collections, easing objects from the house into the hands of others who will cherish or use them. Downsizing is a trend of late. Folksinger Joan Baez, who at 77 is winding down her touring career, spoke of the minimalism she has embraced, in interviews with The New York Times. Ms. Baez followed the Marie KonMari Kondo method of tidying up, paring the possessions that had filled her Woodside, Calif., home and telling The Times she is now down to three shirts in her closet. Ms. Kondo, who has written the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, tasks folks with six objectives, according to her website, www.konmari. com: 1. Commit yourself to tidying up. 2. Imagine your ideal lifestyle. 3. Finish discarding first. 4. Tidy by category, not by location. 5. Follow the right order. 6. Ask yourself if it sparks joy. Theres a time for that. Clearing out allows us a moment of gratitude for objects that have filled our homes. It offers an opportunity for us to put those items to use for others, either by giving them away or donating them to a worthy cause. Its especially true for those of us who collect art, antiques or other treasures. If we maintain a jumble of everything, then nothing is of importance. Think about museums theres nothing else adorning the wall upon which Mona Lisa hangs at the Louvre, save the da Vinci masterpiece itself. That elevates the piece. Its mentally taxing to unload our treasures, which is why I would ask Ms. Kondos sixth question first: Does it spark joy? Why even bother finding a place in our homes for something if it no longer is usable or no longer brings pleasure? So many of us are burdened by these treasures kids cant use them, grandkids dont want them. So what are we to do? Margareta Magnusson offers advice in her book, The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning. One thing is for certain: We cant take things with us. But we can control what happens to them now, while were living. The Swedish author embraces the notion of cleaning out unnecessary objects while we can, rather than burdening our children and grandchildren with the task. In doing so, we can demonstrate to them whats important to us and help them understand why. Simply making a decision to let something go honors the object more fully than allowing it to sit unused and unappreciated on a shelf. Back to my own treasures... My Aunt Cleo Douthit left me a set of china when she died in 1979. The Aladdin Fine China, marked Occupied Japan, was made in the years immediately following World War II. Its utterly pretty like C leo herself. But its utterly floral in a way thats not to my taste. I remember setting the table with it for Aunt Cleo one or two times the centerpiece we made of Easter grass, plastic eggs and animals we made from pipe cleaners stands out more in memory than the dinnerware. She was our paternal grandmothers elder sister and, in many ways, my sister, brother and I were closer to her than we were to our grandmother. But I dont need a set of china I never use to make me think of Cleo. Its something that I will be passing along, either giving it away to a friend or donating it to a worthy cause. But Cleos Fostoria American iced tea glasses? Yes, I have stemware thats far finer, but we used the Fostoria, with its distinctive cube design, every time we were at her home in Pahokee. So how could I let them go? Half a century later, they still are usable, they spark memories and, most importantly, they spark joy. And thats all that matters, so they have a home on the shelf. I dont know that we all need to embrace minimalism to the degree that either author suggests, but clearing out is an opportunity for reflection. And reflection almost always is good, and good for us.A couple of shows...The West Palm Beach Antiques Festival Next show is April 6-8, South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach; 941-697-7575 or West Palm Beach Antique & Flea Market This fun street market that runs in conjunction with the green market is 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturdays through May on Narcissus Avenue north of Banyan Boulevard. Free. Info: www.wpb


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Flagler Museum gets set for bluegrass concert BY JANIS FONTAINE pbnews@ oridaweekly.comOne of the most anxiously awaited performances each year isnt a symphony orchestra or an A-list singer. Its the annual Bluegrass in the Pavilion Concert held for the last 12 years in the pavilion at the Flagler Museum, 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. This years concert, at 3 p.m. April 7, features Blue Highway and the Gibson Brothers. Two-time IBMA Entertainers of the Year, the Gibson Brothers, Eric and Leigh, born barely a year apart, are beloved for their harmony vocals, refined over six generations of family farm living and working in northeastern New York state. If youre a fan of the Stanley Brothers, the Gibson Brothers have the same tight bond. Notable on stage is the award-winning dobro player Rob Ickes. Blue Highway has a passel of awards doing what comes naturally playing traditional bluegrass. If a band is judged by pure musicianship, this band is virtually unbeatable. But theyve also got stellar songwriters including Shawn Lane and Tim Stafford who guarantee that the songs have some meat on the bones. Tickets to the concert are $35. This concert always sells out, so buy tickets in advance at the winner is Rochelle Wolberg, the curator/ director of Mounts Botanical Garden, announced the winners of Mounts 11th annual Photography Contest and Jo Ann Ricchiuti of South Palm Beach won Best in Show and first place for Animal Life. The contest was open to amateur photographers of any age. The guest judge was nature photographer Alan Chin Lee. Other winners of this years contest include Melanie Valentine of Lake Worth for Plant Life; Alma Patricia Dietz of West Palm Beach for People in the Garden; Martin Cohen of Lake Worth for Scenic/ HAPPENINGSARTS & ENTERTAINMENTPALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 5-11, 2018 | SECTION BWWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM SEE HAPPENINGS, B11 COURTESY PHOTO Blue Highway will play the Flagler Museums annual Bluegrass in the Pavilion concert, set for April 7. Rethinking CityPlace with Art Affair BY JANIS FONTAINEpbnews@ oridaweekly.comIts hard to believe it now, but in 2000 CityPlace was new. New in concept, new in the way it used space and new in the way it attracted a wide selection of locals to its restaurants and bars, nightclubs and comedy clubs, its state-of-the-art theater and high-end shopping. Now its re-inventing itself, as all of us must from time to time. But how to make the old new again? That responsibility fell to the Related Companies, whose experience in virtually every aspect of development, acquisitions, management, finance, fund management, marketing and sales made them the right brains to reinvent downtown and rejuvenate CityPlace, as well as develop the 400-room Hilton West Palm Beach, and the latest addition, RH West Palm: The Gallery at CityPlace. But whats a reimagination if no one knows about it? To encourage the public to explore the changes around COURTESY PHOTOAvant-garde artist Steed Taylor will paint a road tattoo along Rosemary Avenue through the heart of CityPlace.SEE CITYPLACE, B10 Deborah Cox and Judson Mills breathe new life into the musical version of The Bodyguard.Whitney Kevin Deborah C ox and J u d s o n Mill s b r e a t h e new lif e i nto t h e m u s i c a l v e r s i o n o f Th e B o d y g uar d Forgetand BY STEVEN J. SMITHssmith@ oridaweekly.comJudson Mills landed the role of Frank Farmer in the national tour of the megahit musical The Bodyguard playing April 10-15 at the Kravis Center by way of a happy accident. They were having difficulty casting my role, Mr. Mills said in a telephone interview during a recent break between performances in Fort Myers. Deborah Cox had been attached to the project for quite some time. Interestingly my college roommate, Alexander Dinelaris, wrote the book to this musical, adapting it from Lawrence Kasdens screenplay. He won an Academy Award for writing the screenplay to the movie Birdman and he wrote the book for the Gloria and Emilio Estefan musical On Your Feet as well. When they were in their final hour and hadnt SEE BODYGUARD, B12 PHOTO BY JOAN MARCUSDeborah Cox and Judson Mills star in the stage version of The Bodyguard, which comes to the Kravis Center.


B2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 5-11, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY LATEST FILMSChappaquiddick Is it worth $10? YesEdward Ted Kennedy was the youngest son of business tycoon Joseph Kennedy, a man who valued money, power and the prestige of the Kennedy name above all else. Ted no doubt felt immense pressure to follow in the footsteps of his highly successful (and tragically assassinated) older brothers John and Bobby, and to his credit, Ted was a United States senator for more than 47 years before he died in 2009. And yet in his fathers eyes, Ted was a disappointment. Chappaquiddick tells the story and tells it well of how it all went wrong for Ted. In July 1969, he got into a car accident in Chappaquiddick, Mass., and lost two things: the life of his companion in the car, Mary Jo Kopechne, and his chance to become president of the United States. What happened, how it went down and who was responsible for Mary Jos death form the core of Chappaquiddick. Its a solid drama that wisely doesnt take sides. Instead, director John Curran presents the events that led to Mary Jos death in a way that feels straightforward given all we could possibly know without being there, which is as much as we could ask. July 1969 is roughly a year after Bobbys assassination, and Ted (Jason Clarke) misses his brother dearly. Already a senator, Ted is letting the pressure of a possible presidential run in 2 get to him. Hes drinking, and its implied hes womanizing as well. As the story begins, he invites a bunch of his buddies, including his cousin Joe Gargan (Ed Helms) and former U.S. Attorney Paul Markham (Jim Gaffigan), to Chappaquiddick for the weekend. He also invites Boiler Room girls, women who worked on Bobbys presidential campaign who just happen to be single. The cover story is that theyre there for a sailing competition, but really its just an excuse for debauchery. Fair enough as long as all are willing participants, and that appears to be the case. Late one night, and after too many drinks, Ted takes Mary Jo (Kate Mara) for a drive. He speeds down a dark dirt road, loses control of the car and goes over the side of a small bridge, flipping the car in the process. Ted escapes, Mary Jo does not; he insists he went back to try to get her out multiple times. We can only take his word for it. With the help of Taylor Allen and Andrew Logans thoroughly researched script, Curran assembles the clearest and most likely version of events based on what we know as facts. Obviously, only two people really know what happened that night, and theyre both dead. Whats fascinating is not just the circumstances surrounding the events, but also the extent to which Ted uses the power of the Kennedy name, his status as a senator and his fathers team of experts to create, and subsequently manipulate, the narrative to suit his benefit. To his credit, Clarke plays Ted as a lost soul in need of guidance, and in doing so elicits sympathy at a time when what hes doing (distorting the truth, and perhaps his responsibility for, an innocent womans death) is really quite evil. Theres a fascination with the Kennedy family that pop culture cant seem to escape. Theyve been called the closest thing to royalty the United States has ever had. The tragedy that has befallen the family is, arguably, equal to the scandal and melodrama that have also impacted its legacy. This wasnt just a rich and powerful family; its also three generations of high profile headlines for the media. Chappaquiddick tells only one such tale, but heres hoping it will lead to more of the same. p d g b a b dan >> Teds sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded the Special Olympics in 1968.Did you know? FILM CAPSULESReady Player One (Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn) In 2045, people use avatars to search for an Easter Egg in a virtual reality world. Director Steven Spielbergs latest delivers great visuals and action, but the retro pop culture references, along with the classic rock soundtrack, are what make this an absolute blast. Rated PG-13.Unsane (Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Amy Irving) A woman (Foy) moves to a new town to avoid a stalker (Leonard), but soon finds him working in the mental hospital to which shes involuntarily committed. Its the first time director Steven Soderbergh has ventured into psychological thriller territory, and the results are creepy enough to call it a success. Rated R.7 Days In Entebbe (Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl, Eddie Marsan) Terrorists hijack an Air France flight to Tel Aviv in the hope of embarrassing the Israeli government in negotiations. Sadly, theres little suspense and its almost always dull. Rated PG-13.


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B4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 5-11, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLYPlease send calendar listings to calendar editor Janis Fontaine at of the Nation for No Kid Hungry April 5, Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Top chefs, restaurateurs and mixologists join forces to help end childhood hunger one sip and sample at a time. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event benefit the charitys work. Tickets: $150 for 7-10 p.m. VIP tickets are $200, with perks including early entry, access to a private lounge area, premium wine and champagne, and admission to the Chefs After-Party at The Regional Kitchen & Public House. palmbeach or visit the Facebook page. Art After Dark 5-9 p.m. April 5, Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Spotlight talks, tours. 561-832-5196; by Night 6-9 p.m. Thursday, West Palm Beach Waterfront, West Palm Beach. Music, food, drink, vendors and a sunset. Info: April 5: Maggie Baugh FRIDAY4/6The Jupiter Tequesta Garden Clubs Flower Show 1-4 p.m. April 6, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 7, at the Jupiter Community Center, at 200 Military Trail, Jupiter. Many floral designs, potted plants and horticulture samples. Free. Email: Meet Giada De Laurentiis 6-8 p.m. April 6, Williams-Sonoma at The Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. The bestselling cookbook author and Emmy-winning TV host will celebrate the launch of her new book, Giadas Italy. $35, includes a signed copy of the book. Get tickets at Lords Place 11th Annual SleepOut 6 p.m. April 6, United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches, 900 Brandywine Drive, West Palm Beach. Start or join a team for this family-friendly event that raises money and awareness to fight homelessness in our community. Features food, kids activities, a silent auction, music and testimonials. Registration is $25, free for younger than age 16. Bacchanal: Celebrating Food and Wine April 6-7, downtown Boca Raton. This food and wine festival features a collection of events over the weekend including the Grand Tasting, Bacchus Bash, vintner dinners, and Bacchanalia at 7 p.m. April 7 at Mizner Park Amphitheatre. Theater of Florida presents The Tale of Osiris A Contemporary Ballet 8 p.m. April 6 and 2 p.m. April 8. An original ballet tells the ancient Egyptian myth of Osiris and his wife Isis, and how they came to rule over Egypt, and the Underworld. Tickets: $25, $22 students and seniors. 561-627-9797. The 40th Annual Lighthouse ArtCenter Member Show and Sale April 6-27, Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. The exhibition showcases art of all media from drawing, painting and photography to ceramics, sculpture and fiber art. Donations welcomed. 561-746-3101; www.lighthousearts.orgSATURDAY4/7WPB Fishing Club Marine Yard Sale 7 a.m.-noon April 7, 201 Fifth St., West Palm Beach. Fishing rods and reels, boat anchors, dock lines, gaffs, coolers, cast nets, fish landing nets, fly fishing tackle, fly tying materials and supplies. No commercial vendors. 561-832-6780.The 8th Annual CityPlace Art Fair 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 7-8, West Palm Beach. Part of Art Affair, a 10-day arts awareness event. www.artfestival.comJupiter Old Days Meet Up 1-2 p.m. April 7, Jupiter Lighthouse & Museum, 5000 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter. Bring your photos, memorabilia, fun stories to share from growing up or living in the Jupiter area or just listen to others share theirs at this open mic event. Meets in the Museum Quarterdeck and hosted by Lighthouse historian Josh Liller. Free. RSVP to 561-747-8380, Ext. 101; Noche Latina 4-7 p.m. April 7, Guanabanas, 960 N. A1A, Jupiter. The Pepe Montes Trio led by its namesake piano prodigy performs from 4-7 and Locos Por Juana, the Latin urban orchestra, takes the stage at 9 p.m. This is part of Guanabanas Latin Night, held monthly, bringing the best Latin entertainment to the stage. No cover. Age 21+ after 9 p.m. On tap for May 19: Electric Piquete and Elastic Bond. 561-747-8878; guanabanas.comBrew at the Zoo 5:30-9:30 p.m. April 7, Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. Sample beers from 25 Florida craft breweries, food for purchase, live music. $37.50 or $67.50 for VIP, includes food courtesy of Applebees Grill & Bar, unique beer samples not included in general admission, and a commemorative T-shirt. Advance tickets are required. Age 21+. The Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches performs 7:30 p.m. April 7 at PBSCs Duncan Theatre, 4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth, and at 7:30 p.m. April 14 at PBSCs Eissey Campus Theatre, 11051 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. Program: Our Stars Shine, including a performance of Overture to Candide to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernsteins birth. Proceeds from both concerts benefit student scholarships. Tickets: $20. 561-832-3115; Tai Chi 8-9 a.m. Sundays through May 6, Veterans Plaza Amphitheater, 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. Anyone younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent. Info: 561-630-1100 or email Town of Lake Clarke Shores Barbecue 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 8, Town Hall, Lake Clarke Shores. Barbecue, kids activities, and neighborhood spirit. Residents get free tickets (max two), then tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Macaroni Kid Summer Camp Expo and Childrens Festival Noon-3 p.m. April 8, Downtown at the Gardens, 10701 Lake Victoria Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens. Nearly 50 local camps will have info, plus live entertainment, games, carousel rides, character visits, crafts, face painting and bouncing with Jupiter Bounce. The event is free but you can win a prize if you register in advance at 2018 Palm Beach Israeli Film Series: An Israeli Love Story 4 p.m. April 8 at Temple Beth El, 2815 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, and 1:30 p.m. April 9 at Weisman Delray Community Center, 7091 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray. Tickets: $12 for Sunday screenings, includes refreshments, $9 for Monday screenings. 561-833-0339.MONDAY4/9Free Ayurvedic Lecture 2:30 p.m. April 9, Dixon Education Building at the Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Learn techniques for better health from Scott Gerson, M.D., Ph.D., who will offer insights into the practice of Ayurveda, one of the worlds oldest holistic healing systems. Free, but reservations are needed at 561-8058562 or by email Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce Breakfast 7:30 a.m. April 10, Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Program: Senator George S. LeMieux, Floridas former deputy attorney general and the founder of the LeMieux Center for Public Policy at PBAU, speaks. Free for members, $40 nonmembers, $50 at the door. 561-6553282; LOOKING AHEADBarrett-Jackson Palm Beach Car Auction April 12-14, South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. After Dark 5-9 p.m. April 12, Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. 561-832-5196; 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. Info: April 12: Chillakaya April 19: Riverdown April 26: GreyeYoung Artist Series featuring Andrei Ioni and Yekwon Sunwoo 6 p.m. April 12, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 211 Trinity Place, West Palm Beach. Reception at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Andrei Ioni cello, and Tchaikowsky Gold Medal winner Yekwon Sunwoo, piano, perform the music of Bach, Shostakovich, and Locatelli/Stravinski. Hosted by the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach. 561-379-6773; www.cmspb.orgAT DRAMAWORKSPalm Beach Dramaworks, Ann & Don Brown Theatre, 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. 561-514-4042, Ext. 1; www. Productions: Edgar & Emily Through April 22. In this comic fantasia, a young Emily Dickinson is visited by Edgar Allen Poe, by Joseph McDonough.AT DREYFOOSDreyfoos School of The Arts 501 S. Sapodilla Ave., West Palm Beach. 561-802-6000; 4 Piano Recital April 5, Brandt Black Box.Communication Arts Showcase April 6, Meyer Hall. Visual Arts/Digital Media Spring Show April 11, Building 9. Pops Concert April 11, Meyer Hall.Spring Dance Concert April 13-15, Meyer HallAT THE DUNCAN The Duncan Theatre, Palm Beach State College, 4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth. 561-868-3309; An Evening of Magic & Dance 7 p.m. April 6. $10.create.DANCE.florida 8 p.m. April 14. $25. AT THE EISSEY The Eissey Theatre, Palm Beach State College, 3160 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 561-207-5900; Theater of Florida presents The Tale of Osiris A Contemporary Ballet 8 p.m. April 6 and 2 p.m. April 8. An original ballet tells the ancient Egyptian myth of Osiris and his wife, Isis, and how they came to rule over Egypt, and the Underworld. Tickets: $25, $22 students and seniors. 561-627-9797.Jimmy and the Parrots 9 p.m. April 12. One of the most requested Jimmy Buffett cover bands in the country. Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches presents Our Stars Shine 7:30 p.m. April 14.Indian River POPS Orchestra presents Bound for Broadway 7 p.m. April 15.AT THE GARDENSThe Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 561-775-7750; and Aging Mall walking event, 9 a.m. April 19. To RSVP, contact Kaci Hanner at or call 561-622-2115. AT HARBOURSIDE PLACE Harbourside Place, 200 U.S. 1, Jupiter. Info: 561-935-9533; Music on the Waterfront 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.Waterfront Market at Harbourside Place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, year-round.AT THE KELSEYThe Kelsey Theater, 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Info: 561-328-7481; or Horror Picture Show 9 and 11:45 p.m. April 7. Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket 7 p.m. April 15.AT THE KRAVIS Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Info: 561-832-7469; On Broadway: CALENDAR


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 5-11, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B5 #COOKING TOP PICKS #SFL Lets Hang On: A Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons April 6-7, Maltz Jupiter Theatre. 561-575-2223; Ranky Tanky April 11-12, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. 561-832-7469; #FREAKY #GULLAH Rocky Horror Picture Show 9 and 11:45 p.m. April 7, The Kelsey Theater. 561-3287481; or Meet Giada De Laurentiis 6-8 p.m. April 6, Williams-Sonoma at The Gardens Mall. Get tickets at #DOO-WOP The Bodyguard April 10-15. PEAK Series Each ticket comes with a free drink. Ranky Tanky April 11-12. Che Malambo April 13-14. Young Artists Series The worlds newest classical talent. $80 for all four performances or $30 each. David Baskeyfield and Thomas Gaynor. Organ Duo April 5. The Rest Miami City Ballet Program Four April 6-8. Tickets start at $25, The Ben Hecht Show April 6-8. Tickets: $35. AT THE LIGHTHOUSEJupiter Lighthouse and Museum, Lighthouse Park, 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter. 561-747-8380, Ext. 101; Sunset Tours April 11, 18 and 25. 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. 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: April 7. 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: MayTwilight Yoga at the Light 6-7 p.m. April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. By donation. Mary Veal, Kula Yoga Shala, leads. 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: April 7. Jupiter Old Days Meet Up 1-2 p.m. April 7. Bring your photos, memorabilia, fun stories to share from growing up or living in the Jupiter area or just listen to others share theirs at this open mic event. Meets in the Museum Quarterdeck and hosted by Lighthouse historian Josh Liller. Free. Please RSVP to 561-747-8380 X101AT THE MALTZ Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. 561-575-2223; www. Hang On: A Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons April 6-7.Dueling Pianos April 13. A request-driven sing-along.First Step to Stardom Audition Day April 14, with roles for children ages 8-9 and young adults ages 18-25 in Disneys Beauty and the Beast, West Side Story and a third musical TBA April 1. Optional audition prep classes for ages 8-9 will be offered March 17 and 18, and April 1. Classes for ages 18-25 will meet March 31 and April 8. $28.50 per session. Dance attire. AT THE JCCThe Mandel JCC, 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Info: 561-689-7700; www. Adult Pickleball: 9-11 a.m. Monday and Wednesday. $15 members, $18 guests, monthly. $3 drop-in. Duplicate Bridge: 12:30-3:30 p.m. MondayFriday. $9 members; $11 guests. Bridge: Improve Bidding, Declarer Play and Defense: 9:3011:30 a.m. Tuesday (ongoing). $10 class. Bridge: Beginner/ Advanced Beginner Supervised Improve Your Play of the Hand: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday. $13 members; $15 guests. Adult Fencing: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Age 14 and older. Four classes: $80 members; $90 guests. Bridge: Intermediate Class: 9:3011:30am. Thursday. $13 members; $15 guests. AT MOUNTSMounts Botanical Garden, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Info: 561-2331737; for the Health of It! 10 a.m.-noon April 7. Instructor Sean Herbert, owner of Got Sprouts?, speaks about the benefits of sprouts. $20 members; $25 nonmembers. Mounts Spring Benefit 5:30-8 p.m. April 8, at a private garden in Palm Beach. Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden is hosting its annual fundraiser with an open bar, hors doeuvres, and a silent auction featuring rare and exotic plants, orchids and arrangements. Tickets: $175 at; 561-233-1757.Stories in the Garden: Butterflies April 13. With a tour of Windows on the Floating World: Blume Tropical Wetlands Garden.Exhibit: Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea Exhibit Through June 3. This new exhibit features 10 giant sea-life sculptures made entirely of marine debris collected from beaches. AT PGA ARTS CENTER 4076 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. www. and pgaartscenter/Southern Cross and Ventura Hiway and The Boxers 7:30 p.m. April 8. A tribute to America, CSN&Y and Simon and GarfunkelAn Evening with Celebrate: A Tribute To 3 Dog Night 8:30 p.m. April 14.An Evening of Jazz Fusion with Psychic Ghost PSC and The Nathan Skinner Group 7 p.m. April 15AT THE PLAYHOUSEThe Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Info: 561-586-6410; April 12-29. Screenings in the Stonzek Theatre 561-296-9382.Lady Bird April 6-12Claires Camera April 6-12 Frames April 13-19AT THE IMPROVPalm Beach Improv at CityPlace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 250, West Palm Beach. Info: 561-833-1812; www.palmbeachimprov.comPaul Mercurio April 5-8FOP Fundraiser featuring Michael Panzeca April 11Bryan Callen April 12-14AT THE SCIENCE CENTERThe South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Park Road, West Palm Beach. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. MondayFriday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Info: 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. GEMS 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 561-655-7227; 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. Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper Through April 15.Performances in HD: Bolshoi Ballet Live in HD $20 or $15 for students. (Student tickets must be purchased in person.) Giselle April 15 at 2 p.m. Music by Adolphe Adam. Choreography by Yuri Grigorovich. The Flames of Paris April 22 at 2 p.m. Music by Adolphe Adam. Choreography by Yuri Grigorovich. $27 or $15 for students. (Student tickets must be purchased in person)Mozarts Cos fan tutte 1 p.m. April 7. Previously recorded.Verdis Luisa Miller 12:30 p.m. April 14. Live Performances Public tickets on sale Nov. 3 at 561-655-7226 or www. fourarts.orgRussell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out 3 p.m. April 8. Free for members, $20 nonmembers. Public tickets on sale Jan. 31. CALENDAR


B6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 5-11, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLYDocumentary Films Free for members, $10 nonmembers. Life. Animated. 5:30 p.m. April 12. Film Series Tickets sold at the door. $5. Show times are 2:30 and 6 p.m. Miss Sloane April 6. A United Kingdom April 13.Page Turners These book discussions meet at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free. No reservation needed. Today Will Be Different, by Marie Semple April 11.LIVE MUSICCityPlace 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. 561-366-1000; www. Live Music: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday on the Plaza. The Colony Hotel 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. 561-659-8100 or 561655-5430; Motown Fridays with Memory Lane 9 p.m. to midnight. After Party with Raquel Williams 9 p.m. to midnight.Guanabanas 960 N. A1A, Jupiter. Info: 747-8878; April 7: Latin Noche: The Pepe Montes Trio and Locos Por Juana May 19: Latin Noche: Electric Piquete and Elastic Bond.Voltaire 526 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, above Lost Weekend. 561-4085603. April 5 Church of Dub April 6 Zoo Peculiar, Wombombs, Grumps, Jersey Glamburger April 7 Cabaret Voltaire: Deep House April 8 Juke Joint Swingers April 12 Cosmic Barley Presents April 13 Kath Bloom, ChewONGOING 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. Info: 561-832-5328; Celebrating Boaz Vaadia (1951-2017) Through April 29. Behold, A New Eden: Laura Woodward and the Creation of Palm Beach Through May 20.APBC Art on Park Gallery 800 Park Ave., Lake Park. Info: 561-345-2842; Scapes / Plein Air Exhibit: Now accepting submissions. The Armory Art Center 1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach. 561-8321776; Amory Faculty Show Through April 14. All Student Show Through April 14. Lunch & Learn With Artist Wayne Werner, 12:45 p.m. April 10. Critique Night With Amy Broderick, Associate Professor of Foundations, Drawing, and Painting at Florida Atlantic University, 6 p.m. April 11. The Audubon Society Bird walk info:; 508296-0238. Bird Walks: Pelagic Birding with South Florida Audubon Society 6:15 a.m. April 7. Easy, mainly sitting from boat. Advance registration required and there is an associated cost; see website for details. Leaders: Paddy Cunningham/ Toe Torres. STA-1E 7:30 a.m. April 7. Mainly from auto. No walking required. Advance registration required; see website calendar for details. Coordinated by Rick Schofield. Birding by Bike at Riverbend Park 8:15a.m. April 7. Boardwalk or paved level surface but mainly from bike. Leader: Vicki Rogerson. Wakodahatchee 8 a.m. April 8. Boardwalk or paved level surface less than 1 mile. Family-friendly and handicapped accessible. Leader: Chris Golia. Tigertail Beach / Marco Island April 8. A day trip to a challenging site with some unimproved trail; uneven, rocky, and/or wet surfaces and distances of more than 1.5 miles. Advance registration required and there is an associated cost; see website for details. Leader: Rick Schofield. Green Cay Nature Center 7:30 a.m. April 9, 12800 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach. Easy walk, less than 1 mile. Family-friendly. Handicapped-accessible Leader: Paton White. Loxahatchee NWR 7:30 a.m. April 11, 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach. Moderately difficult, about 1.5 miles over dirt and uneven surfaces. Associated cost. Family-friendly. Leader: Rick Schofield.Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts 1105 Second Ave. S., in a historic FEC train depot building, Lake Worth. 561-310-9371 or 561-508-7315. Casual Gala Dinner Dance Fundraiser 6-10 p.m. April 7. A Latin-themed sit-down dinner dance with live glassblowing demos by Rob Stern during the cocktail hour. The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. TuesdaySaturday. Info: 561-471-2901; Art & Dcor Through May 12. The work of eight interior designers paired with eight professional artists created a customized vignette inspired by the artists work. Materio Private Collection: Important Images by Florida Artists Through April 21. Stephen Alarid Exhibition Through April 21.Special Events: Evenings at the Council: Lobby Desk Concert 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 6. Live music, art and refreshments. Family Saturdays: Wild Wonders: Live Animal Encounter 10-11:30 a.m. April 7. The Palm Beach Zoo will introduce live animal ambassadors. Also features themed activities, and a take home craft. All ages. Free. Swank Table Fifth Annual White Dinner April 8, Swank Farms, 14311 North Road, Loxahatchee. A special farm-to-table dinner event benefiting arts and culture in The Palm Beaches. Cocktails and trunk show begin at 4 p.m. Chef introductions, followed by dinner and live music. $260. Downtown at the Gardens 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. 561-340-1600; www. concerts: 6-9 p.m. Free. April 6: Samantha Russell Band. Country, southern rock. April 13: Groove Merchant. Jazz, pop, blues Carousel rides help charity During April, 10 percent of the fee from carousel rides will support Autism Awareness and benefit Els for Autism, a Jupiter-based nonprofit organization committed to helping people on the autism spectrum.The Flagler Museum One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: free for members; $18 adults, $10 youth (13-17) with adult; $3 child (6-12) with adult; younger than 6 free. 561-6552833; Exhibitions: Masterfully Human: The Art of Gaugengigl Through April 29. Guided exhibition tours Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. 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. April 7, 2520 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth. 561-596-4423. Jonathan Dickinson State Park 8 a.m. April 8, 16450 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound. A good long hike of 7-12 miles). Meet at the front gate. Park requires entry fee. Bring water. 561-213-2189.The Gallery at Center for Creative Education 425 24th St., West Palm Beach. Info: Royal Palm Beach High School International Baccalaureate Art Exhibition April 6-14.The Historical Society of Palm Beach County Johnson History Museum, 300 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. Free admission. Info: 561832-4164; Shipwreck: Discovering Lost Treasures Through June 30.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. Info: 561-746-3101; Norton Museum of Art 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Free admission. Info: 561-832-5196; www. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: Sculpture Through April 29. The Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Lobby 10500 N. Military Trail. Exhibit hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. MondayFriday. 561-630-1100; gardensart Digesting My Memories Oil and acrylic paintings by Henriett Anri Michel on display through April 5.The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Tickets: $18.95 adults; $16.95 seniors, $12.95 age 3-12, free for younger than 3. Info: 561-533-0887; South Florida Fairgrounds 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-793-0333; West Palm Beach Antiques Festival April 6-8. Barrett Jackson April 12-15.AREA MARKETSSinger Island Green & Artisan Market 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Singer Islands Ocean Walk, 2401 Ocean Ave. along scenic A1A. Pet and kid friendly. Worth High School Flea Market 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, year-round, under the Interstate 95 overpass on Lake Worth Road. Info: 561-439-1539.The Green Market at Wellington 9 a.m. Saturdays through April 28 at 12150 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington, next to the amphitheater. Pet friendly. Info: West Palm Beach Greenmarket 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through April 21 along the West Palm Beach Waterfront, 100 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Parking is free in the Banyan and Evernia garages during market hours. Info: 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. Info: 283-5856; Gardens GreenMarket 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, City Hall Municipal Complex, 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. Live entertainment from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. No pets. Through May 6. 630-1100; The Village of Royal Palm Beach Green Market & Bazaar Veterans Park 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Veterans Park, 1036 Royal Palm Beach Blvd., Royal Palm Beach. Through April 29. Pet friendly. Farmers Market at El Sol 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, year round, 106 Military Trail, Jupiter. Info: 283-5856; Market at Harbourside Place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays along the waterfront. Yoga class at 10 a.m. Live music at noon. Free parking during the market. Pet friendly. www.harboursideplace.comThe Green Market at Palm Beach Outlets 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, year-round, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach. Info: 561-5154400; Market 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the Rivera Beach Marina, 190 E. 13th St., West Palm Beach. Food and Caribbean merchandise. Vendors wanted. Call 561844-3408. Farm Stands @ CityPlace + Sunset Social farmers market 5:30-9 p.m. Thursdays, CityPlace, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach561-2835856; CALENDAR


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 5-11, 2018 B7 THEATER REVIEWDramaworks premiere offers fascinating peek into poets psyches BY BILL HIRSCHMAN Edgar & Emily, the world premiere at Palm Beach Dramaworks, is a fascinating and funny fantasia about the dead Edgar Allan Poe visiting Emily Dickinson late one night, dragging his coffin behind him. Not at all meant as a faithful docudrama, Joseph McDonoughs wry play examines sensitive introspective artists challenge to be fully alive in the everpresent shadow of death an evening laced with copious quips, bon mots and witty banter. The pairs ego-laden swipes at each others work are grin-inducing drollery and their reveries about wrestling differently with mortality land just as solidly, thanks to the skilled performances of Margery Lowe and Gregg Weiner under the hand of Dramaworks producing artistic director, William Hayes. The asterisk is that the intentionally incongruent tones dont mesh or segue as well on stage as these parties heard in their heads. It feels like two plays interwoven, although you can perceive the valid vision of a compassionate meditation leavened with almost Noel Coward comedy. Or vise versa. Exactly whose fault the disconnect lies with isnt clear, although McDonough can likely work on it in a subsequent version. But within each of those two aspect, these four theater artists create a wry evening of chuckles and then insightful examinations of wildly dissimilar lives joined by the prospect of dying, death and the uncertainty of whatever follows a bonding point for all humanity. Edgar & Emily is the first work to emerge fully formed on stage from the Dramaworkshop designed to develop nascent plays over a period of readings, workshops and multiple drafts, aided by a resident company of artists shepherding the work. The tongue-in-cheek premise finds the petite Emily alone in her small bedroom on a wintry night, killing time awaiting the return of her parents and sister. The exact way she is killing time is a hilarious conceit that sends a clear message to the audience that this is not some PBS American Masters program. Ominous thudding reverberates through her door, followed by the crashing into the room of a tall dark stranger with haunted eyes. I hope Im not inconveniencing you, he says, before pulling in his coffin. He is Poe, who ostensibly died 14 years ago. But he tells the stunned woman that he was buried alive as in one of his stories, then dug up by a spirit who said he would be pursued by a doppelganger bent on his destruction. His only protection as he went on the run would be by carrying his coffin as a constant reminder of death. This is emblematic of the plays ingenuity and aforementioned problem an intentionally ludicrous set-up rife with comic possibilities that doubles as an effectively serious metaphor. Weiner gives a chilling monologue about what it felt like awaking buried alive. Over the next hour, with humor about artistic temperament, the two competitively critique each others work and defend their own with that falsely selfeffacing tone of confidence that is anything but modest. Emily sniffs that Poe has awkwardly rhymed at is and lattice in The Raven. While rooted in the icons we have come to know, they create far more complex people who elicit compassion as well as chuckles. The plays real strength is when the two quote their own works, almost unconsciously, to explain their artistic visions of life and death. This gives the audience a sense of recognition. The actors invest passion and sincerity, giving three-dimensional life to their abstract concepts. The welcome surprise is McDonough makes it clear that their divergent views overlap in their joint obsession with mortality, views collegially shared while sitting together on Poes coffin. They prove this initially seemingly artificial and contrived mash-up is not only justifiable but cleverly a method to show the common questions we all face. But some things do not land well. A penultimate scene meant to convey sudden terror seems false and mechanical. Still, the final scene and its beautiful telling tableau redeem any misstep. McDonoughs dialogue melds the stilted formalized language of the period with the poets unconscious compulsion to express themselves in flights of lyricism. For the not-quite-of-this-world Dickinson, this sits comfortably. But for Poe, with his weary cynicism, the mixture feels more at odds with itself. The other minor flaw is McDonough saddles Poe with extraneous exposition. For instance, approximating here, Ill have you know I was one of the best known literary critics and considered the first major literary voice in America. These lines dont clang as loudly as they might because they are used dramaturgically to document a fragile but boastful ego. But they are jarring as they are in 98 percent of all plays about known historical figures. Hayes, who has worked with McDonough over a two-year period, knows how to stage the piece and how to get the most out of actors he has worked with repeatedly. Lowe slips into Emily like a pale arm gliding into an evening glove. Her Emily vibrates with the resonances you have come to expect of Dickinsons legend. But she makes believable an Emily who also has a playful spirit, a New England flintiness, a primly expressed pride in her work and a sharp intelligence. Lowe is especially impressive when McDonough has Emily explain in credible terms why she lived a reclusive life, preferring to command and create her small universe with imagination. Weiner, one of the best actors in the region, has a tougher assignment with the morbid, paranoid Poe. He succeeds, but besides that clunky exposition, his Poe speaks in a brusque throwaway style that seems to be dismissing the worth of what he is saying, even when he slips into lyrical poesy of his own. But he knows how to land a sardonic line, such as when Emily asks for him to read her work, Weiner/Poe responds deliciously, Ive written about torture; I try not to practice it. Dramaworks crack creative team features Michael Amicos set with a proscenium of giant dark raven feathers and Paul Blacks lighting that often morphs subtly not to create mood but to focus attention on a character. Its an intriguing entertaining evening in which two misfits lubricated with cognac and whiskey bond explore their mutual fascination with the darkness of the American psyche and share some laughs. Edgar and Emily plays through April 22 at Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Call 561-514-4042 or visit www.palmbeach


B8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 5-11, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY DOWNTOWN WEST PALM BEACHARTFESTIVALAN OUTDOOR ART SHOW APRIL 7 & 8 SAT/SUN 10AM 5PMROSEMARY AVENUE IN WEST PALM BEACH, FLA Howard Alan EventArtFestival.comInformation: (561) 746-6615 FREE ADMISSION SYMPHONICBANDOFTHEPALMBEACHESOur Stars Shine Indeed36th Annual Scholarship Concert Rising stars and seasoned artists perform audience favorites, including Leonard Bernsteins Overture to CandideSaturday, April 7, 7:30 p.m., Duncan eatre Saturday, April 14, 7:30 p.m., Eissey Campus eatre Tickets: $20 561-832-3115 SOC I TurtleFest, Loggerhead MaFlorida Weekly welcomes submissions for the Society pages from charity galas and fundraising events, club meetings and other to-dos around town. We nee d 1. Halle Barish, Zoey, Janet Nelson, Heather Griffith and Cal Nelson 2 Nicole Giddens, Natalie Beck, Sydney Geller, Cosette Grish, Mia Rubin, Skylar Miller, Mel Mcdonald and Ryan Andrews 3. Bill Caldwell, Susan Caldwell, Rick Linnell, Pete Wells and Michele Chapin 4. William Wintermute, Mitch Wintermute, Karen Wintermute and Alexander Wintermute 5. Dawn Whitehead, David Whitehead, Ashley Whitehead, Michelle Depew and Anthony Depew 6. Amy Marante, Maddie Marante and Nestor Marante Lynn Grace and Jonathan Grace 1 2 3 4 5 6


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 5-11, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B9 Call (561) 655-2833 or visit www.FlaglerMuseum.usFLAGLER MUSEU M henry morrisonpalm beach, florid aA National Historic Landmark One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach y y Sponsored by: Mothers Day in the Caf des Beaux-Arts Saturday, May 12, 11:30 am 3:00 pm Sunday, May 13, 12:00 3:00 pmThe Flagler Museum invites all mothers and their families to enjoy a Mothers Day weekend celebration at the Caf des Beaux-Arts. In corsage. Bluegrass in the PavilionSaturday, April 7, 3:00 pmThe 13th Annual Bluegrass in the Pavilion concert will feature coheadliners Blue Highway and the Gibson Brothers for an unforgettable afternoon of bluegrass music set in the Flagler Kenan Pavilion. Flagler Museum ProgramsBlue Highway Gibson Brothers I ETYrinelife Center, Juno Beach d 300-dpi photographs of groups of two or more people, facing the camera and identi ed by rst and last names. Questions? Email society@ SPILOS/FLORIDA WEEKLY Joanne Cunningham, Judy Cunningham and Larry Cunningham7. Adam Nagele, Gavin Nagele and Delta Nagele 8. Rubin Cruz, Meredith Cruz, Gigi Cruz and Coco Cruz 9. Mia Manatee, Susan McCants, Fletch and Susan Geobel 10. Bob Newman, Tami Shull, Sally Sevareid, Mo Foster and Lynne Wells 11. Omar Shinez, Jack Lighton, Hannah Deadman and Scott Eddy 7 8 9 10 11 4O7 Northwood Rd. West Palm Beach, FL 334O7 onnorthwood.comMondaySaturday | 4-11 Sunday Brunch | 11-3 Sunday Dinner | 3-11FOODFORFOODIESLive Music Friday, Saturday and Sunday | Daily Happy HourValet Parking Available


CityPlace, the city offers Art Affair. Inspired by World Art Day on April 15, Art Affair is a new 10-day art event in downtown West Palm Beach taking place April 6-15, and featuring arts and cultural events, live demonstrations, artist talks and more. A huge part of Art Affair is the unveiling of ASSEMBLAGE: An Organically Grown Exhibition, a yearlong visual art project on the first floor of the Culture Lab, the former Macys storefront-turned-immersive-arts-experience. ASSEMBLAGE will showcase artists Ioanna Pantazopoulou and Jennifer Steinkamp. Pantazopoulous work, Oasis, consists of nine hammocks hung in a carousel-like display that visitors are actually invited to lie back in. Cultured, Ms. Steinkamps projection, depicts large-scale pearls, displayed in what used to be the jewelry department of the department store. The exhibit is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, with special hours during Art Affair from 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays. On the second floor, theres a site-specific sound installation created by artist Stephen Vitiello called You Are the Magic. Mr. Vitiello will be recording kids voices for a special project during Art Affair. The eighth annual Downtown West Palm Beach Arts Festival, organized by Howard Alan, features more than 100 artists displaying their work. The popular art fairs hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 7-8. For those interested in the larger art scene, a special 90-minute walking tour is planned during Art Affair. See the art installations and murals created by artists from around the globe that are making West Palm Beach a haven for artists. The tour is led by Ashley Capps of Gravity, a locally based arts and culture consulting firm. The tour starts and ends at the Hilton, where tourgoers can valet park and enjoy refreshments and browse the hotels art, which features more than 1,000 pieces. To call more attention to Art Affair and to prove West Palm Beachs dedication to being a city where the arts are supported, avant-garde artist Steed Taylor will paint a road tattoo along Rosemary Avenue. The mileplus-long banner will incorporate Celtic crosses, local flowers and names of revered citizens. Painting on the mural will be begin April 12 and will take about two weeks to finish. Art is a focal point in the re-imagination of CityPlace into a stimulating downtown urban district, and were excited to launch our efforts with the first-ever Art Affair, said Gopal Rajegowda, senior vice president at Related Companies. We had more questions about Mr. Rajegowdas vision for the city of West Palm Beach, but he was out of the country, so the mastermind answered our questions by email: You said, CityPlace 2.0 is about pivoting from the design as a lifestyle center to one of the countrys most exciting urban districts. What does that mean? Pivoting to an urban district in this case means that were dressing more like a city and less like a mall. The great cities of the world are rethinking public realms and spaces, ensuring they provide both surprise and delight. With the CityPlace district covering more than 70 acres in the heart of downtown, the reimagining will enhance the density of our offerings with the addition of new and engaging art, culture, food and beverage, community, education and retail experiences. Your work is truly reshaping West Palm Beach, but what can you do about the traffic? Were in the business of development and very much looking forward to watching the continued growth of West Palm Beach. Something that is critical to our development philosophy is supporting smart mass transportation such as Brightline, increasing the ease and accessibility of both our corporate developments and leisure and mixed-use destinations. Where do you see CityPlace/West Palm Beach in five years? In the coming years, I see the Downtown West Palm Beach continuing to grow as a stimulating urban district with dynamic retail, dining and cultural experiences, as well as increased residential opportunities with the CityPlace district at the heart. I also see it as home to a growing number of businesses as new Class A office spaces are built, such as 360 Rosemary, which we just announced and are very excited about bringing to the north end of the CityPlace district. I see an overall healthier economy and better quality of life for our residents, and a place where people have all they need to live, work and play in downtown. How much did the convention center benefit from the addition of the Hilton West Palm Beach? Though Hilton West Palm Beach is a convention hotel and directly connected to the convention center, its anything but conventional. As widely mentioned, the Palm Beach County Convention Center was able to triple their bookings in 2017 as compared to 2015 and we are happy to see this growth. We believe that guests visiting both properties enjoy the convenience and proximity of the CityPlace district, the Palm Beach International Airport, the newly opened Brightline train, restaurants and entertainment. With the many art and cultural offerings Downtown West Palm Beach has to offer, as well as the new event courtyard underway at the convention center, we feel strongly that both Hilton West Palm Beach and the Palm Beach County Convention Center will see continued success. Can you explain very briefly what Brightline will do to the city? We are lucky to have the new Brightline station in our backyard and believe it is a game changer for South Florida. Any office building or development located in close proximity to Brightline stations in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and, upon its completion, Miami and Orlando, is strategically located and poised for future success with this mass transit option. What did the closing of Macys mean to CityPlace? The retail landscape has changed, and we are seeing experiential retail rise to the top, with the best local example being the new RH West Palm: The Gallery at CityPlace. It was unfortunate that Macys closed locations across the country, but when Related Cos. ended up buying back the Macys site, I actually got really excited about the opportunity. The former Macys location is a strategic development site in the heart of the city which will allow us to build out density in the urban core. Density is necessary for the health of any downtown. Culture Lab, which now occupies the former Macys site and is an experiential arts and cultural hub open to the public, is about the intersection of art, culture, community and education being surrounded by dynamic retail, food and beverage offerings. Thats what the reimagination of this project is all about. B10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 5-11, 2018 FLORIDA WEEKLY Art affair schedule of events Opening Day of Assemblage: An Organically Grown Exhibition 11 a.m.6 p.m. April 6, Culture Lab. Armory Art Center Experience Opening Reception 6:30-9 p.m. April 6, CityPlace. Be the rst to christen the new Armory outpost at CityPlace. The 8th Annual Downtown West Palm Beach Arts Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 7, CityPlace, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. Yoga at The Culture Lab 1011 a.m. April 7 and April 14, Culture Lab. A 60-minute vinyasa yoga class held in the luggage chapel surrounded by the sounds You are the Magic.Grand Opening: Armory Art Center Experience Noon to 9 p.m. April 7, CityPlace. Childrens Sound Recording With Stephen Vitiello 1-3 p.m. April 7, Culture Lab. Bring a pre-written story that you can recite in two minutes and record your story with sound artist Stephen Vitiello at the Culture Lab.Downtown Walking Art Tour 3-5 p.m. April 7, 12 and 14, and 9-11 a.m. April 8, 11 and 15, beginning at the Hilton West Palm Beach. Explore downtown West Palm Beach and its awe-inspiring art installations and murals created by artists from around the globe on this 90-min guided walking tour. Coffee Filter Planets Activity With Science Center 11 a.m. 2 p.m. April 8, CityPlace. A family-friendly art activity with the Science Center will have children explore the solar system as they create their own planet with colorful coffee lters and spray mist! Conduct Us Palm Beach Symphony Performance 2-3 p.m. April 8, CityPlace, West Palm Beach. Step on up and try your hand at conducting a Palm Beach Symphony ensemble.Open Mic Night By Seeds Literary Art Magazine/Dreyfoos Students 5-7:30 p.m. April 10 and April 12, CityPlace Stage. Seeds Literary Arts Magazine hosts an open mic night event featuring students from Dreyfoos School of the Arts will perform spoken word poems, extemporaneous speeches, classical instrumentations, modern pop songs, and more. GARALA Art Fashion Nite 6-8 p.m. April 12, GARALA Art. A night of couture, cuisine and culture in partnership with David Maison Haute Couture Boutique! Open to the public.Artist Talk & Book Signing With Carole Feuerman 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 14, Culture Lab. Hyperrealist artist Carole Feuerman discusses her art form, methodology, and experience.Artist Talk With Carole Feuerman 2:30-3:30 p.m. April 14, next to her statue The Message, near the CityPlace fountain. Hear the story behind her artwork. VENUES CityPlace 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. or 561366-1000. Culture Lab 575 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. In the former Macys storefront. April 7-15, stop by WPB Collective to meet Frankie Cihi while she completes two live painting and holds a daruma doll painting classes. West Palm Beach 600 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-2316000; Restoration Hardware 560 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Home of the large-scale mural on the east side of the new RH West Palm: The Gallery. This one-ofa-kind fusion of residential and retail, food and furnishings, has a rooftop restaurant. Learn more on the walking tour. Armory Arts Center Experience A pop of the Armory in the heart of CityPlace. Garala Art 701 Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. A new interactive art studio and gallery run by three local artists: Gabriele Kraus, Ray Gross and Laurent Dareau. 561951-4749. Or visit the Facebook page. For a complete schedule of Art Affair events, visit CITYPLACEFrom page 1RAJEGOWDA


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 5-11, 2018 B11PEAK*RANKY TANKYWednesday and Thursday, April 11-12 at 7:30 pm Includes a ticket for one complimentary beverage. Lowcountry singer Quiana Parler, along with her band of skillful jazz musicians, creates soulful sounds for an evening of rambunctious game songs and spiritual hits.#1 Jazz Album and PEAK*CHE MALAMBOFriday and Saturday, April 13-14 Includes a ticket for one complimentary beverage. Experience the explosive, passionate and unbridled zest of this all-male Argentinian dance company as they perform their remarkable footwork.Beyond The Stage:CAROLE J. BUFFORD IN YOU DONT OWN ME THE FEARLESS FEMALES OF THE 1960SFriday and Saturday, April 13-14 AN EVENING WITH CHRIS BOTTIWednesday, April 18 at 8 pmReigning as the worlds top selling and talent will transport you as he performs an array of favorites. Sunny Sessa In Loving Memory of Leonardo Sessa MLDauray Arts Initiative in honor of Leonard and Sophie Davis ofcial website or call 561.832.7469 or 800.572.8471 Group sales: 561.651 .4438 or 561.651.4304 Find Your Rhythm at the Kravis Center! Artists and programs are subject to change. Landscapes; Stephanie Ovdiyenko of Royal Palm Beach for Nature CloseUps; and Connie Wagner of South Palm Beach for Environmental Trash in Palm Beach County. With the exception of Ms. Wagners photograph in the Environmental category, all photographs were taken within the boundaries of Mounts Botanical Garden. Ms. Ricchitui received a Mounts membership and a $100 Mounts gift certificate. The other prize winners received Mounts gift certificates, and Ms. Wagner received a monetary award. Admission to Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, is free for members and children 4 and under; $15 for nonmembers; $5 for age 5-12. 561-233-1757; at Royal Poinciana The Royal Poinciana Plaza revealed Unigami, its first temporary art installation, by Nathan Slate Joseph, at the end of March. Mr. Josephs works will remain on display on property, both outdoors and within the newly opened Fritz Gallery, throughout the month of April. Stop by 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, for a look and a stroll around the grounds. Find a spot to sit, grab lunch or a dessert, window shop and take a closer look at Mr. Josephs work. Info: Art After Dark Art After Dark continues to be one of the best ways to spend a Thursday evening. From 5-9 p.m. each week, the Norton Museum of Art offers special programming including tours, talks, live music and do-it-yourself art activities for kids and adults. For April 12, a special 6 p.m. artist tour will be held by Michelle A.M. Miller. This informal, 30-minute gallery tour will offer unique perspectives on works in the Nortons collection and special exhibitions. The Spotlight Talks feature Norton Highlights this week. These 15-minute quick hits on favorite pieces will take a closer look at Georgia OKeeffes Ranchos Church No. 1 at 5:30 p.m. and Pablo Picassos Head of a Woman at 5:45 p.m. This weeks art project offers an opportunity to paint a live model from 6-8 p.m. Artist Khaulah Nuruddin will lead this workshop. All materials are provided. Just bring your talent. A lecture by Rod MacDonald, Songs of the Great War, will discuss popular American songwriters of World War I. Mr. MacDonald will take listeners on a musical tour through this American history as told through songs. Live music is by the Indigo Jazz Trio from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This trio of piano, bass and drums covers all the genres, from jazz, funk, rock, classic standards, pop tunes, with lots of improv. Admission to Art After Dark is free. Refreshments including a weekly signature cocktail are available for purchase. 561-832-5196; HAPPENINGSFrom page 1Ballet Palm Beach to host Balanchine summer workshopThis summer, Ballet Palm Beach presents a rare opportunity for dedicated dancers. A program for students ages 11-22 to study the work of choreographer George Balanchine begins Monday, July 23, and runs for five days. Key components of George Balanchine Technique, history and repertory will be taught with an emphasis on the choreographers neoclassical masterpiece, Serenade. The guest director for the workshop is one of Balanchines hand-selected former New York City Ballet company members, Wilhelmina Frankfurt. Another of Balanchines former dancers, Steven Caras, will teach several classes during the program. To register, call 561-630-8235, contact, or visit Lake Worth Playhouse calls auditions for FlashdanceThe Lake Worth Playhouse is auditioning singers and dancers at 7 p.m. April 30-May 1 for roles in Flashdance the Musical. Based on the Paramount Pictures film, Flashdance is a musical about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all the odds. Auditions will consist of vocals and music, choreography, 12 character roles and ensemble and support performers. Contact Artistic Director Daniel Eilola if additional info is needed at daniel@ For more information, visit Facebook at or Twitter at Burt Reynolds Student Scholarship winners to be namedFinalists for the Burt Reynolds Scholarship will find out April 6 who will win $2,500 in scholarships to further their education in the film industry. The finalists are: MLE DeJaco, Marianna Kaimakloitis, and Brianna Seaberg, all from the Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach and Abby Longhofer of the G-Star School of the Arts in Palm Springs. Actor Burt Reynolds will present the Burt Reynolds scholarship and TV star/ rap icon, Vanilla Ice, will present the Music Video Award during a Student Showcase of Films Red Carpet Awards ceremony at Lynn University in Boca Raton. Winners in 11 categories will be announced from 10 a.m. to noon. This event is open to the public. For more information, visit www.pbfilm. com/student-showcase.


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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 PM THROUGH MAY 6, 2018AND THE CREATION OF PALM BEACH In association with Edward and Deborah Pollack Fine ArtRoyal Poinciana, Palm Beach, ca. 1893 Collection of Edward and Deborah PollackPresented by Supporting Sponsor BODYGUARDFrom page 1 The Bodyguard>> When: April 10-15 >> Where: Dreyfoos Hall at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach >> Cost: $28 and up, depending upon day, seat location and performance time. >> Info: Call 561-832-7469 or log on to been able to find anybody they were comfortable with, Alex called me and asked me if Id be interested in traveling with this show. A big fan of the Whitney Houston/ Kevin Costner film of the same name, Mr. Mills agreed to audition. It certainly wasnt something I was thinking about, going on the road with a musical, he laughed. But we got together, I put down my audition on an iPhone, I sent it out and they made me an offer the next day. The story: Frank Farmer, a former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron (played by Deborah Cox) from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge, but neither expects to fall in love. A romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of classic songs, including So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and one of the biggest selling songs of all time I Will Always Love You. Mr. Mills said the storyline of the musical follows that of the movie, except there is quite a bit more humor in the stage version. For myself, the most notable difference between the musical and the movie is Frank Farmers character is written for the screen, Mr. Mills said. Hes a very simple, stoic, fade-to-thebackground kind of guy. Now, on camera that can be very interesting, but it doesnt work so well on stage beyond the fourth or fifth row of the audience. So Ive had to adapt my performance and my take on Frank Farmer and make it engaging use my body, my personality and my voice in a way that I think works a lot better for this version. Mr. Mills has performed more in front of a camera lately than on a stage. He spent three years on the soap opera As The World Turns and since has done over 35 guest starring roles on such television shows as Law and Order, The X Files, Dexter, The Mentalist and ABCs new Notorious and can be seen on HBOs new hit series Westworld. Mr. Mills also was a series regular alongside Chuck Norris on the popular action show Walker, Texas Ranger then went on to star with Mr. Norris in The Presidents Man: A Line in the Sand as well. In addition, he has appeared in 20 feature films, including Major League 3: Back to the Minors, Mighty Joe Young, Chill Factor and Gods and Monsters. He said he is thrilled to be back on stage, is honored to be working with Ms. Cox and the cast of The Bodyguard and is enjoying the difference between stage work and oncamera work. I did start out in the theater, he said. I trained as a theater major and went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Its a fun challenge, dealing with the pace and carrying a show of this size, the set and costume changes. There are no stops and re-dos. There are no second takes. But its all been really rewarding and Ive loved every minute of it. Weve been a close-knit cast and Deborah and I have been buddies from the beginning. Audiences have enjoyed the show, he said. For the most part we have a rowdy crowd that comes to see it and we really like that, he laughed. Our audience is very passionate, gets involved and hoots and hollers, which has been fun for us. But the day-to-day aspect of touring a show can be a grind. We have a day off on Monday, but thats our travel day as we head to our next venue. You have a little time on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the day to get acclimated, find a grocery store, a dry cleaner or to get your hair cut. Then youre back at it for two shows a day for the weekend and it starts all over again, heading to a new town. Mr. Mills concluded that he hopes audiences will find a sense of escape when coming to see The Bodyguard. Theres a lot going on in the world today, he said. Almost every time you turn the television on or pick up your phone you can feel overwhelmed. Theres a lot of hopelessness out there and a lot of darkness. And I would like to think people can come, see our show and let all of that go. They can laugh, enjoy this music, remember Whitney Houston and all the things that were going on in their lives when these songs first came out. Theres also an interracial love story, which makes this show very timely, in my opinion, given some of the steps backward weve taken socially. Its also a story about a single mother whos successful, independent and strong. And I think thats another important topic now in the world we live in. PUZZLE ANSWERS


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B14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 5-11, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY VINOTerroir refers to everything that can affect winemaking Terroir. Its a word from the wine world, and like most of them, its French. And like most French words, it means more than just the limited definition of earth, land or dirt. In wine-speak, terroir refers to the specific place where the grapes are grown. But, as mentioned above, its much more than that. In the widest sense, it means everything about that specific place: the soil, elevation, drainage, the direction the vineyard faces, how the fog from the ocean keeps the grapes cool in the morning and what time it burns off. And in a way, even the winemaking traditions of the particular area. In many regions, the soil is very sitespecific. My vineyard may have a vein of limestone running beneath it, which imparts certain qualities to the grapes grown there. My neighbors vineyard, just a few feet on the other side of the cart path, doesnt have any limestone. Thats why I get $5,000 a ton for my grapes, and he has to sell his for only $2,000. The concept of terroir varies in importance and significance depending on the country and region. In France, Spain, Italy and Germany, its critical. Grapes grown in a certain region, vineyard and even a particular part of a vineyard are carefully and precisely classified. In fact, wine is the very first product in history to establish and promote geographic indications. We dont do it with broccoli or asparagus. In Florida, we do it with oranges. But theres some indication that the idea of giving winegrowing regions specific geographical indications is more a marketing ploy than a designation of quality. According to a recent article in Forbes magazine, this whole idea of a link between location and quality is a big sticking point in international trade disputes. The question is, should we, as wine lovers, care about this? Yes, we should. As far back as 1756, in Portugal, wealthy vineyard owners lobbied for special designations of quality for their own properties, of course. From this, regulations were established about which grapes could be grown where and how the wine must be made. Today, its much more complex than that. In Europe, and especially in France, there are government ministries, like wine police, that decree which vineyards are in the St. Julien appellation, for example, and why the vineyards 100 feet away across the cart path arent. And these decrees are strictly enforced. In the U.S., the delineation of American Viticultural Areas is controlled by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. This gives me the giggles every time I think about it. Nevertheless, knowing where your wine comes from can be important. Certain grapes grow best in certain areas, and it makes a difference (especially in the price) whether your Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Napa or Noplace. Its the climate, the fog off the river or ocean, the kind of yeast that grows on the grapes its everything. Here are some new favorites. Guigal Ctes du Rhne Blanc 2015 ($10) The Guigal family doesnt make every single wine in the northern Rhone, it just seems like it. This value-priced white is the traditional blend of Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne. Hugely aromatic, with flavors of pear, flowers and a pronounced note of minerality. The floral notes are a bit on the sweet side, but quite pleasant. Great value. WW 88. Guigal Ctes du Rhne Red 2013 ($9) Very true to type, this traditional blend of Grenache and Syrah (and perhaps a few others) give you a light-bodied treat of black cherry, blueberry and leather with a medium finish. A good selection for weekday enjoyment. WW 89.Ask the Wine WhispererQ: Ive heard that a coffee filter can remove sulfites from wine. Is that true? Steve N., New YorkA: Sorry, no. Sulfites occur naturally as a byproduct of fermentation, so youll find them in all wines. Winemakers often add more sulfites as a preservative, and in fact only about 1 percent of the population is actually allergic to them. More people experience headaches or other discomfort from histamines in wine, and of course from the alcohol. Jerry Greenfield is The Wine Whisperer. He is wine director of the international Direct Cellars wine club. His book, Secrets of the Wine Whisperer, is available through his website. Read his other writings at Phillipe Guigal and Marcel Guigal PHOTOS BY CAPEHART SOCIETYCoyo Taco grand opening, Palm Beach 1. Ray and Judi Richards 2. Niliette Bravo and Taylor Ferguson 3. Tiffany Lomas, Derek Olsen, Liz Hankin and Phatavanh Olsen 4. Alan Drummond, Lori Berg, Sven Vogtland 5. Andy Fox and Beth Pine 6. 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PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 5-11, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B15When was the last time you saw kreplach on a menu? Its front and center at Mazies, the new restaurant that opened this week in West Palm Beach on South Dixie. Chef Eric Baker, a partner in the upscale diner-bistro spot, calls it, The one dish that speaks volumes about who we are. Its approachable, comforting food. The small brisket-filled dumplings think an Eastern European version of wonton is cooked in rich chicken broth with picked chicken and vegetables. Its redolent with comfort, he says, coming straight out of his grandma Mazies recipe box. I spoke with the chef the day before Mazies formally opened to the public. Tomorrow is the big day. Its been a great week with mock services, a party, and we kind of rebooted this weekend. We did staff tasting and more training. Mr. Baker and partners Jason and Sandra Lakow the latter heads the wine program and her spouse manages the front of the restaurant have built the restaurant from scratch on a site that once housed a Burger King, and later, a seafood restaurant and market. Its been in the works for a year. Hes opened restaurants before as executive chef, but he said this time was much harder. There are so many more layers to the business than I could have ever imagined. So many details to solve. On a daily basis, things just keep cropping up. Because of that, this feels like an even greater an accomplishment pushing on and succeeding on all levels. Mazies is intended as a neighborhood restaurant. We want to be that center of neighborhood and place for people to come and meet and have a great meal. We want to be reliable, a place if youre looking for something, you know you can find it and you know youre not going to spend a fortune, he said. Along with the staff-favorite kreplach, hes proud of other global dishes as well. He describes the Moroccan lamb knish: The flaky pastry on the outside, with savory, juicy lamb on the inside, the tangy yogurt, apricot mustard sauce. It all comes together in one bite, he says. A Chinese American twist on chop suey is another of his favorites. We make a crispy spaetzle and use soft runny egg, he says, as a twist on the traditional. A saucy stir-fry of vegetables and shrimp or meat is laid atop the spaetzle, and the egg on top. In that bowl, all mixed together, its delicious. The Chinese Take-Out menu served Sundays will change weekly. This week, its General Tsos pork ribs with fried rice and black bean bok choy, he said. Its funny, weve had a couple people making reservations for certain nights it seems to be well received. The restaurant has already booked out three weeks from now and the list is growing, though several seats are reserved every night for neighborhood walk-ins. Reservations in the first month are limited to allow the staff to adjust to the dinner menu, he said, before theyll open for breakfast and brunch in May. Then we start all over again. Mr. Baker worked day and night prepping an entire menu twice over, he said. I keep telling myself: youll never have to do that again. He explained that usually a restaurant kitchen preps a quarter of a menu or maybe slightly more daily. But with parties and training, it required full re-prep of every single dish on the menu. It was exhausting, he said. Opening is so challenging. Everyone youre training is learning this menu for the first time. I have to stop and remember Ive been thinking about this menu for a year now. Sometimes I go, What do you mean you dont get understand the dish? Ive been told to back off a little and remember I have lived with it and dreamed it for a year, and theyve only just seen it, and now, tasted it. In the past, he said, menus he created at places like Maxs Harvest in Delray Beach, or the Lobster Bar Sea Grille in Fort Lauderdale were more exotic,. This is pretty straightforward and approachable. But the structure is more difficult. There are a lot of choices, and lots to ring in, and its challenging for the servers and some of the kitchen staff, he said. Two sides from a menu of 12, and a dozen sauces are available for entrees. But its pushing me harder each day. Everyone around us is so supportive. That includes fellow restaurants such as Rhythm Caf across the street, and Table 26 down Dixie, which sent orchids to welcome them to the neighborhood. It was a nice gesture, Mr. Baker said. Its important to support one another. Business brings more business and more notoriety to the area. The open restaurant, designed by Scotty Wood of Wynwood Yard fame in Miami, has a patio, nine seats at the bar, and 65 seats in the dining area. Its open daily; for now, its dinner only, starting at 5 p.m., with happy hour 4-6 p.m. Mazies, 3815 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. Phone 561-323-2573 or online, Crab closesIn a surprise to many, the venerable 38-year-old Charleys Crab in Palm Beach served its last meal Easter Sunday and shutter ed for good. The company statement from Chief Operating Officer Howard Cole released to the media said only the closure was due to the natural lease expiration. The restaurant at 456 S. Ocean Blvd., once the site of Werts a beachfront nightclub in the 1940s and s, was opened by Chuck Muer of Detroit. He eventually owned 20 restaurants, including part-ownership in Chuck and Harolds. Mr. Muer was presumed lost at sea during a March storm in 1993. Following that, Landrys Inc., a restaurant group from Texas, bought the restaurants owned by Mr. Muer. The Dish: Crispy Chicken Sandwich The Place: Honor Bar, The Royal Poinciana Plaza, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach. 561-209-2799 or The Price: $17. The Details: This is the sandwich for which Honor Bar is known. Fortunately, it lives up to the hype. Tender chicken thats been breaded and fried forms the centerpiece of this sandwich thats filled with spicy coleslaw, layered with Swiss cheese and served atop a perfectly toasted roll. Honor Bar is a sister restaurant to adjacent The Palm Beach Grill, which is part of the Houstons family. One does not need anything else, but, as always, the fries looked amazing. Im saving them for next time. Sc ott Simmons THE DISH: Highlights from local menus SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLYPlaces for sangriaA trio worth noting3JANSTHREE FOR2BANKO CANTINA114 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. 561-355-1399; Refreshingly fruity and with subtle spices, their version of red sangria is one of the best around. Pair it here with guacamole made spicy, and the housemade chips and its a great party starter. Cant beat the lively atmosphere at the bar, either. 1 BASQUEHotel Biba, 320 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach. 561-832-0094; www.eatdrinkbasque. com. Both a white and red version of the Spanish wine-based punch, made in house, is served here to match the small tapas plates coming out of this new mobile kitchen. We preferred the tangy white, but acknowledge the red as a very potent contender. Delicious with the seafood paella. FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE3 WINE SCENE501 Fern St., Suite 104, West Palm Beach. 561-420-9016; Step away from the hubbub of Clematis Street and CityPlace to this spot tucked away on Fern Street. It has a lovely wine list, but the red and sangria offer opportunities to relax to the swinging beat of the live jazz that's performed there each Saturday night. J an N orrisMazies makes its debut along Dixie corridor COURTESY PHOTOJason Lakow (left) and Eric Baker of the newly opened Mazies.


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LUXE LIVINGPALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLYTHE PALM BEACH LUXURY HOME REDEFINED APRIL 2018 BESPOKEB. Peterson offers unique fittings. Page 8 DESIGN SOCIETYLaura Woodward exhibition at Ann Norton. Page 9 GETAWAYRelax at Central Floridas Streamsong. Page 10 SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLYPAGE 4 Local estate liquidator there for clients in times of need hand Helping


2 LUXE LIVING APRIL 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY EditorScott SimmonsWritersAmy Woods Mary ThurwachterGraphic DesignerHannah KrusePublisherMelissa BartonDigital Advertising ManagerGina RicheyAccount ExecutivesMaurice Bryant 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 PICK SIMMONSThe Royal Poinciana PlazaA midcentury masterpiece recently received a makeover. Over the past year, The Royal Poinciana Plaza has been thoughtfully revamped with an eye toward the future. If the Palm Beach plaza once was more oriented to services, it has returned to its roots as a retail hub, attracting such Worth Avenue mainstays as Herms, as well as such popups as the textile shop St. Frank, which may be extending its run in the plaza. Its fun to see luxury book publisher Assouline, which recently opened its second freestanding store, at the plaza. Cynthia Rowley has opened a boutique here, as has Rani Arabella, known for its cashmere clothing, pillows and other accessories. Look for POOL LabShow at Odile de Changy, with its pool of independent fashion designers. Theory, resort wear retailers Beach and 100% Capri, and Cremieux round out some of the fashion retailers for adults, while Bognar & Piccolini offers a window filled with clothing for children the christening gowns and other accessories were especially charming. Palm Beach Grill and TooJays have anchored the plaza, which publicists have dubbed The Royal, for two decades. But Sant Ambroeus raised the bar for cuisine, opening in the former Del Friscos space, and Houstons Palm Beach Grill opened its adjoining Honor Bar, which serves lunch and dinner and handles overflow for the grill at dinner. Coyo Taco offers a modern take on tacos and Celis Produce brings fresh juice and its namesake produce. And noted sommelier Virginia Philip has opened an outpost of her wine shop and academy at the plaza. The Royal Poinciana Plaza is at 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach. Info and stores: www.theroyalpoincianaplaza. com. Scott Simmons, Editor SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLYElegant royal palms line the parking lot at The Royal Poinciana Plaza in Palm Beach. Witty and luxurious: A cashmere pillow at Rani Arabella. GIVE MOM OF bt WITH A GIFT CARD FOR DETAILS CALL 561-745-7177 OR VISIT Pnr f r Mfs D SPA GUESTS CAN ENJOY: SIGNATURE SPA TREATMENTS IN ONE OF OUR PRIVATE ROOMS OR DUET SUITE NAIL SALON SERVICES COMPLIMENTARY ORGANIC TEA AND REFRESHMENTS POOL, BEACH AND FITNESS CENTER ACCESS 5 NORTH A1A, JUPITER RefreshRenewand CUSTOM DECORATING WORKROOM Est. 1994 (561) 840-3445 | 1331 S Killian Dr. C, Lake Park, FL 33403

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4 LUXE LIVING APRIL 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLYCOVER STORYLocal estate liquidator there for clients in times of need hand Helping BY AMY WOODSawoods@ oridaweekly.comAn eye for exceptional dcor and an ear for clients parting with a lifetime of belongings play an equal part in the important role of an estate liquidator. Susan Bender, who has worked in the field for more than two decades, masters both skills. The owner of DejaVu Estate Liquidators in Palm Beach Gardens pointed to a flawless Bernhardt dresser, a chic Karl Springer table and a pair of Herman Miller Eames lounge chairs popping in orange and described each as a fabulous find. Estate liquidation is fun, but you have to have a lot of people who know what theyre doing, Ms. Bender said. Mid-century modern is trending right now. She and a team of seven execute as many as 15 estate liquidations a month. The company recently helped a family assess the interior elements of an $11 million mansion in Highland Beach. We get some great stuff, and sometimes oftentimes the client doesnt know it, Ms. Bender said. How terrible would it be to give away something of value? Her job not only is to parse but also to protect, as the reasons for estate liquidations shoulder sad stories. Death, divorce and downsizing are among them. If you see what I see every day, Ms. Bender said. I walk into these houses, and I have to cry. A stereotypical South Florida scenario involves an elderly widow who no longer can live alone. Her grown children have careers, families, likely live up North and now face transitioning their mother to an assisted-living facility and dealing with the contents of the place where they grew up. If you live up North, you cant afford to take a month off, Ms. Bender said. You can hire a real-estate agent to sell the house, but what about the inside? Who is going to help you decide what is good and what is not good? In many instances, proceeds from the estate liquidation are crucial in covering costs of care. The husband died, she never worked and is living on his Social Security, Ms. Bender said of a client. What they have in the house is all they have left. Another common cause of estate liquidations is foreclosure. In todays world, it is a reality, Ms. Bender said. We try to get them as much money as we can. Those who are moving because of a divorce or are downsizing as they enter their senior years similarly stress when thinking about selling their prized possessions. What I say to my clients is, Let somebody else enjoy your treasures, youve had them all your life, Ms. Bender said. I have to be almost a counselor. Estate liquidations begin with a complimentary consultation to evaluate the home and determine whether a sale is the best option. If it is, an inventory will be prepared and printed. Then, the home is professionally staged. Email blasts go out to a 5,000-plus list of buyers, newspaper advertisements are published, and the sale is promoted online. Everything from the bubble wrap to the security guard is provided. Ive been doing this for a lot of years, Ms. Bender said. Weve got it down to a science. Items that do not sell are brought to the 15,000-square-foot DejaVu Design Center for consignment. Walking though the spacious showroom, one can sense and even smell the history with which it is stocked. If you come here, you can find something nobody else has, Ms. Bender said. Its like a hunt. A busily patterned blue-and-white Royal Doulton vase exemplifies the oneof-a-kind antiques on display. This wasnt mass produced, Ms. Bender said. You cant just go out and buy one. DejaVu Design Center plans to open an art gallery this month that will offer wine-and-cheese receptions benefiting local charities. Marc Chagalls, Edna Hibels and Itzchak Tarkays that once hung on the walls of clients homes are among the paintings comprising the current collection. The thing about this is its not artstore pricing, Ms. Bender said. Its secondary art. The March fundraiser supported Hospice of Palm Beach County and Hospice by the Sea. Meanwhile, a gift shop offering crystal, jewelry, pet wares and tropical-themed pieces will be there. Just fun things that, if you want to buy something but dont want to take home a big picture, you can, Ms. Bender said. Its for visitors and locals. The estate-liquidation company, the showroom, the art gallery and the gift shop take up more than 20,000 square feet in the former Loehmanns Plaza. We deal in a little bit of everything, Ms. Bender said. You never know. DejaVu Design Center, the former Loehmann's Plaza, 4086 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-225-1950 or PHOTO Susan Bender PHOTOS BY SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY


6 LUXE LIVING APRIL 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY An Award Winning Club CommunityENRICH YOUR LIFE AT IBIS E N R I C H H Y OU R R L L I F E A A T T I I BI 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 PHOTOSThe Club at Ibis recently underwent a $37 million capital improvement project, which included a Sports Village and an innovative clubhouse.


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY APRIL 2018 LUXE LIVING 7 ADVERTORIALTrue Treasures Crystal Tree: Moving our flagship store BY PAUL SHINEAs the owner of True Treasures, I have many things to consider each day. Our mission statement is Make our consignors and our customers simultaneously delighted. This we do each day and have for the four years I have owned True Treasures and previously under the ownership of Elena Johnson. What I wasnt prepared to do was move our Crystal Tree store. Due to factors that changed during my ownership, I am moving our flagship store from Crystal Tree Plaza to the Village Shoppes, which is two miles directly due south on the same side of U.S. 1. It is not my preference, but I have learned in business that one needs to be adaptable. We will be moving on or before July 1. If you are seasonal, look for us in our new location when you return, and if you stay here all year as I do, I hope to see you in July or even before if we can finish making our new space acceptable to Mrs. Johnson. We still adhere to the principles she set forth as our founder 25 years ago. The great news is we believe the new store is better in many ways than our previous store. It is bigger, with higher ceilings to accommodate more unique furniture. It will have six distinct venues to showcase living room, dining room and bedroom furniture. We will have space to showcase rugs and carpets, and more wall space for pictures. Operationally speaking, we will have a storage area to process incoming consignments and outgoing sales. Finally, it has additional office space for us to conduct business to provide premium service and grow our company. If attitude is everything, then we are feeling very good. The unfortunate part is we are leaving our home of 18 years. We will leave behind memories and experiences acquired during that time. We also will be leaving our neighbors, Cod & Capers and Crystal Tree Carpets behind. I will most miss the great windows and angles of the store. I am prepared to make the new store better. Think of all the new friends I am going to make contractors, building inspectors, lighting and flooring professionals and, most of all, our new neighbor, the restaurant Entre Nous, one of my personal favorites.I never dreamed about moving Crystal Tree, but then I never dreamed of the great success we have achieved in the last four years. So keep this in mind as we will be open by July 1 and maybe sooner.STAY TUNED. COURTESY PHOTOA vignette of chairs and other accessories at True Treasures flagship store in North Palm Beach. SHINE SERVING PALM BEACH COUNTY FOR OVER 25 YEARS. ARTWORK COLLECTIBLES FURNITURE HOME ACCENTS LIGHTING RUGS & TAPESTRY STATUES AND MORE! We c ontinuously consign the highest quality furniture and home decor from the nest homes in South Florida.WHY PAY RETAIL WHEN YOU CAN FIND A True Treasure? WWW.TRUETREASURESINC.COM Consigned Furniture & Home Decor Now Accepting Consignments! Crystal Tree Plaza 1201 US Highway One, Suite 15 North Palm Beach, FL 33408 561.349.6793 Northlake Blvd. 3918 Northlake Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33403 561.571.0214 Delray Beach 14555 S. Military Trail Delray Beach, FL 33484 561.475.3506


8 LUXE LIVING APRIL 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLYBenjamin Peterson sets stage for design excellence BY AMY WOODSawoods@ oridaweekly.comAs a child who split his time between Central Florida, where his mother lived, and South Florida, where his father lived, South Florida left the biggest impression. Id always see this huge, white building with black windows and big letters, said Benjamin Peterson, owner of the to-the-trade interior-design firm B. Peterson in Palm Beach, referring to the Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA). The 800,000-square-foot structure towers over Interstate 95 on Griffin Road in Dania Beach a local landmark that has been part of the skyline for 30 years. I remember someone telling me early on that thats where you went to choose colors for your house, Mr. Peterson said. I always wanted to go there. Not only did he go there, he worked there. After high school he attended the Lois Cowles Harrison Center for the Visual and Performing Arts in Lakeland, where he took classes in lighting, set design and stagecraft he learned the Jerry Pair showroom was hiring. I started at the ground floor and moved my way up the chain to customer service and sales, Mr. Peterson said of the high-end home-furnishings outfit. After four years in its employ, he returned to Central Florida and studied show production at Full Sail University in Winter Park. Thats always been a hobby of mine, Mr. Peterson said. His real passion lay in interior design, though, and he pursued it by conceiving a business that would specialize in niche products not available in the United States. I was developing a plan while I was going to school, Mr. Peterson said. B. Peterson debuted in 2011. Our little phrase is, the ability to create a vision into design excellence, Mr. Peterson said. Tell us a little bit about your philosophy of design. My philosophy of design matches the architecture of the project based on period provenance and the client's style. My objective is to always select exquisite textiles, BenchMade furniture, handmade hardware and natural foliage always green and white. We are not mainstream. Everything is made to order. Our manufacturers have 100-plus years of experience and never have been shown here. How has that evolved over the years? Clients are now looking for innovative design. We are using a mix of traditional, contemporary and transitional items to achieve this. We love to use pattern, color and texture. Is there any one constant, or signature look, in a B. Peterson design? We like to use rare and unusual pieces, staying away from anything common and always looking for items that tell a story. Is there a look that says South Florida or Palm Beach? The look that is reminiscent of Palm Beach was started by the infamous talents of Addison Mizner, Marion Sims Wyeth, Joseph Urban and John Volk a collaboration and mix of influences from Old World Europe, Spain and Italy. What is your favorite design trend right now? My favorite design trend now is the use of gold and silver. For many years, clients steered away from shiny metals and materials. They are starting to embrace the look again. Do you still dabble in show production? I still like to be actively involved in the show-production world. I enjoy putting on a festival or catering an event, assisting and volunteering on projects with different people. It has a lot to do with the design process of a home. What is your favorite place for relaxation? I find serenity in the library and studying. Who are you following / watching, design-wise? I like following our longtime designer clients in Florida, Georgia and New York in addition to the AD [Architectural Digest] top 100. B. Peterson, 240 S. County Road, Palm Beach; 561-771-9580 or Q & A Benjamin Peterson COURTESY PHOTOS


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY APRIL 2018 LUXE LIVING 9Renovations: Its all in the details BY ANNE LOGIUDICESpecial to Florida WeeklyA renovation project may seem a bit daunting at first, but its a lot like baking a cake. Sure, you can get a box cake from a store and have something to eat for dessert in a couple of hours, just like you can go to a big-box store and have a kitchen or bath just like everyone else. However, if you want your home to be a work of art that brings you immense pride, pay attention to the details. And just like baking from scratch, we always begin with quality materials. Your front door/entry is a big statement and sets the tone of the home. In feng shui, the front door must have a good relationship with the house structure. Whether you subscribe to the theory of feng shui or not, the guiding principle of balance and harmony can be expressed at your front door. Your door should have good proportion to the house as a whole, and the door should be clean and strong. To achieve this, incorporate the use of side lights (windows), a transom light (window) and use mahogany. This door was created by The Custom Door Shop, a local Palm Beach County family-owned business. Solid wood interior doors speak volumes about your homes quality without saying a word, and in luxury construction, this is a requirement. With todays predominantly contemporary trends, a good interior door choice is a Shaker design providing a crisp aesthetic and clean lines. And attached to the door are door handles, which come in all shapes and styles, and all price points. Two of the standards we use in luxury construction are Baldwin and Emtek. However, for our climate, especially for those living on the water, Linnea has a beautiful line of door handles made of marine grade 316 stainless steel and whose materials surpass the highest grade requirements set by the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association. Im particularly fond of the LL96, which works really well in a transitional or contemporary style. For a more budget-friendly look, the Schlage Custom Latitude Passage also meets the highest quality grade requirements set by BHMA. And while we are on the subject, can we talk cabinets? This really should be its own article, but for today we will limit our focus to cabinet hardware. What a great opportunity to express your style! For a glam look in your bathroom or closet, Im especially fond of Chrome Clear Positano Handle Cabinet Pull by Schaub, a division of Assa Abloy. Have fun expressing yourself and remember to always think quality first, and remember scale and functionality when choosing finishes. Anne LoGiudice is a local resident and licensed Realtor. She has been involved in over 75 custom home design/ builds since 2001, and provides design, selection and project management for her clients who choose to renovate. She can be reached at PBiLuxuryHomes@ SOCIETY ADVERTORIAL Anne LoGiudice Opening reception for Laura Woodward exhibition, Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens Ben Macfarland and Christina Macfarland Erin Manning and Tracy Kamerer Caroline Villanueva and Natalie Alvarez Frances Fisher and Jeff Fisher Deborah Pollack and Roger Ward Jonathan Cameron-Hayes and Whitney Baldwin Elizabeth Outhit and Eileen Judell Lourdes Fanjul and Pepe Fanjul Jr.PHOTOS BY CAPEHART


10 LUXE LIVING APRIL 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLYTHE LUXE GETAWAY Streamsong, not your typical Florida golf resort BY MARY THURWACHTERmthurwachter@ oridaweekly.comMaking the most of the land, the sand and some top designers, owners of Streamsong Resort built three nationally acclaimed courses that golfers say are playable, walkable, challenging and striking to see, too. The resort is a destination for those who want to enjoy an off-the-beatenpath part of the Sunshine State. Professional golfers are frequent guests, including, most recently, Stacy Lewis, Dustin Johnson, Lee Janzen, Paul Azinger and Zac Blair. The 228-room Central Florida destination also attracts guests from all over the world with its lakes offering guided bass fishing, a cabana-lined outdoor pool, a nature trail, a sporting clay course, archery range, five restaurants and a unique grotto-style spa. About an hour from both Disney World and Tampa International Airport, Streamsong spread across 16,000acre paradise, but isnt a typical Florida retreat. Its inland, away from big cities and sunny beaches. Guests are more apt to see osprey than seagulls and be closer to cattle ranches than performing art centers. Built on a phosphate mining site owned by Mosaic, a Minnesota-based global fertilizer company, Streamsong is in a part of Florida once covered in water. Over time, sand pikes became dunes, native grasses began to grow in, and low-lying areas were turned into lakes. Guests say if they didnt know better, they would never guess they were in Florida. There are very few palm trees to be found. In the five years since it opened, Streamsongs golf courses have collected numerous accolades from the golf industry. Among its recent honors, Streamsong Red and Streamsong Blue courses were ranked No. 1 and No. 3 respectively on Golf Digests list of Floridas Best Public Courses and No. 10 and No. 14 respectively on GOLF Magazines Top 100 Courses You Can Play in the U.S. With the addition of Streamsong Black course last year, the resort has become the only spot in the world where players can enjoy three distinct courses designed by four legendary architects Ben Crenshaw, Bill Coore, Tom Doak and Gil Hanse. Shortly after Streamsong Black opened before Christmas, the course was heralded by Golf Magazine as the Best New Course of 2017. Last year the resort, developed by The Mosaic Company, also launched The Roundabout and The Gauntlet. The Roundabout is a free-flowing practice facility with several green complexes and practice holes to accommodate many players. The Gauntlet, designed to challenge the putting skills of all players, is just outside of the Streamsong Black Clubhouse. Alfonso Architects of Tampa, designers of the golf clubhouse and hotel, took a modern twist on Frank Lloyd Wright with flat rooflines, floor-to-ceiling windows and light-filled rooms with views of a breathtaking landscape. Guest rooms were designed by Alberto Alfonso of Alfonso Architects, as well. For each room, Mr. Alfonso created paintings that reflect Streamsongs natural surroundings of giant dunes, lakes teeming with bass, and the wooded landscape. Guest rooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass with custom louvers and hardware to control light. Most rooms have spectacular water views. Luxurious linens, plush robes and boutique amenities are provided. For nongolfing guests, or golfers looking for other diversions, Streamsong offers ping pong, a fitness center, archery, bass fishing and sporting clay shooting. AcquaPietra spa, located in the hotel, has columns that resemble the roots of a tree. Nine pools, all with different temperatures, from a cool 45 degrees to bathtub warm, keep guest refreshed. For another kind of refreshment, a poolside bar is well stocked with the makings of tropical drinks. When it comes time to eat there are five restaurants on the property, including a 360-degree rooftop lounge where guests can watch for scampering deer outside. Visitors chow down on everything from barbecue smoked fare to ice cream with bacon to crispy roasted fish and filet mignon with wild mushroom demi-glaze. Room rates begin at around $400 this time of year. COURTESY PHOTOS >> Streamsong Resort is at 1000 Streamsong Drive, Streamsong. >> For information, call 888-294-6322 or visit