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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 A7 HEALTHY LIVING A8 BUSINESS A13 BEHIND THE WHEEL A14 REAL ESTATE A18 ARTS B1 COLLECTING B2 CALENDAR B4-6 FILM B7 PUZZLES B13 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 MAY 3-9, 2018 CuisineFood writer Jan Norris offers picks for tacos, Cinco de Mayo. B15 Food deliveryYou no longer have to go out to eat restaurant fare. A15 Sounds of SunFestA look at the South Florida talent playing this year. B1 Vol. VIII, No. 27 FREE Behind the WheelWhat Detroits car shows offer to journalists, the public. A14 COVER ART BY LEOMA LOVEGROVE Heres to Heres to the the people, people, places and places and things that things that make South make South Florida Florida so special so special BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ Luxury real estate sales in Florida could get a boost from a rule in the federal tax bill that President Donald Trump signed into law in December. The rule caps SALT or state and local tax deductions at $10,000, when before those deductions were unlimited. Those include real estate, and either income taxes or sales taxes. For wealthy people who itemize deductions, income taxes alone exceed that amount, let alone property and sales taxes. If they also live in a relatively high tax state SEE ESCAPE, A10 The reason why some may be escaping to Florida


A2 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY *To receive this discount, you must make a reservation ONLINE at: Offer available for a limited time only. Join Us for...Belly Dancing Shows and Live Music Fridays & Saturdays starting at 7pm! To re c Join U Agora Kitchens Consecutive Year as the Restaurant on TripAdvisor! 3r th Celeatin Numbe On gp To Show Our Appreciation, Come In and Receive% Off!* roger COMMENTARYTeachingI have a black-and-white picture of my father, teaching. High School history, in Colorado, for $6,000 a year. This was about 1962 when John F. Kennedy was in the White House, Id decided to marry my fourth grade teacher, Miss Compton, and daddy was in his mid-30s earning a salary with the spending equivalent of $47,646 in 2016 dollars, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. He had three kids and hed been at it since 1959 three years. My mother didnt work (for money). In Florida today, the average annual salary of a teacher is $45,723, which ranks about 39th in the nation but teachers average 12.29 years of experience across degree levels, in the rather dry account of the Florida Department of Education. So newly certified teachers should expect nowhere near that amount. What a deal for a professional. You work 12 years with our nations youth and you too might earn $46,000. Good teaching is ultimately alchemy, not just method a potion drawn from experience, knowledge, energy, an eccentric appreciation for little people or those swimming in testosterone and estrogen, a natural playfulness, the oncall temperament of a drill instructor when required, and a preachers capacity to address crowds with authority, clarity and joy in discovery. You either have it or you dont, and my father had it. Our supper table was the most fascinating classroom Ive ever attended. Many teachers have that magic. If Americans decided to solve half the social problems we face in a single generation, wed simply establish a teacherstudent ratio of 1 to 10 in every public school in the nation. And wed pay every teacher a salary roughly equivalent to that of a construction manager about $88,000 per year, according to the BLS. In short order wed be spending a great deal less than we do now mopping up the broken lives of students who dont make it through our current high-test, public-education gauntlet. Suicides, addictions, lack of focus, depression, anger and sorrow in children these arent the fault of teachers anymore than it was the fault of the Good Samaritan to come across some guy busted flat in Baton Rouge. The Samaritan decided to stop and help. Teachers do that every day. Theyre in the business of construction, too, just like construction managers. And generally they deal not with one or two construction projects at a time, but with 100 or more (at four classes of 25, per day). Theres no point in arguing this. Everybody knows that one good teacher with 10 kids can do a lot more for those whippersnappers than one good teacher with 25 or 30 kids. Could we afford it? Well, weve afforded the Iraq War, apparently, now almost certain to exceed $6 trillion and run up toward $9 trillion as damaged veterans age. A 1-to-10 student-teacher ratio would cost a fraction of that; the U.S. Department of Education estimates we now spend roughly $650 billion a year on elementary and secondary public schooling in the 50 states. A transformation would result in huge savings on the back end, 30 years down the line. Unlike the Iraq War. Meanwhile, my father dead 19 years or 19 minutes, Im not sure which is still standing in front of those students (the first baby boomers to hit 17) with the cocky grin he sometimes wore when amused and challenged. Hes dressed in a white shirt and tie, hands squarely on his hips. Somebody has stacked his two desks one on top of the other. Suspended on a string from the ceiling above them, and him, is a dead chicken. Hed probably been teaching medieval European history, an honors class he sometimes talked about in which the Catholic Church figured prominently. And hed likely been tracing with graphic delight the pagan roots of that monumental Western religion, which included sacrifices; hence, the sacrificial chicken. Dad had grown up in the church, in Albany, N.Y., during the Great Depression and early war years, where his grandparents periodically lived with his family. His Irish immigrant grandmother tried to make sure he was Catholic. And his Scottish Presbyterian grandmother tried to make sure he wasnt. He attended a Catholic high school staffed by Jesuit priests, including Jesuits who had boxed. Dad was a fighter both by temperament and sport, a good one who won several school and regional championships as a middleweight. One of those priests cornered him one day and bounced punches off his head with bare fists when he misbehaved, no matter how much he ducked and dodged, leaving his face and cranium bruised and swollen for a week, he recalled. I doubt that would have been considered good teaching even then, but he felt hed received a fine education. Not that he appreciated the church and its bloody history any more for the favor. But that became part of his teaching alchemy, along with his constant reading and all manner of other experience. The same is true of every good teacher.Dad was never paid what he deserved for any of it, either, which is also true of public school teachers, today. He lasted 10 years in the profession before stepping out to lead a more lucrative life. Sadly, countless good teachers make the same choice today. About 40 percent of new teachers quit the profession in Florida within five years, state records indicate, a rate more than 15 percent higher than the national average. Theres one obvious way to change all that: Vote. We vote for any wouldbe legislator who insists on hiring and fairly paying more teachers. That could produce an alchemy never before seen in the state or the nation.


FREE Community Chair Yoga Class Class taught by Sara Chambers, RN, BSN, CYT Wednesday, May 16 @ 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. All screenings held at: Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center FREE COMMUNITY SCREENINGS Stroke Mended Hearts Program Tuesday, May 8 @ 6-7pmPalm Beach Gardens Medical Center // Classroom 4 PBGMC is teaming up with The Mended Hearts Program to provide support for heart disease patients and their families. Members will be able to interact with others through local chapter meetings, volunteer opportunities and special events. Members are encouraged to listen, share their experiences with other heart patients, and learn from healthcare professionals about treatment and recovery. A small fee* will be collected by the Mended Hearts Program for registration. Light dinner and refreshments will be served. Reservations are required. *$5/year will be collected solely by the local Mended Hearts Program to provide educational materials for members. $20/year will be collected solely by the Mended Hearts Program if you would like to become a national member.Mindfulness Better Breathers Club Guest speaker: A retired neurologist and sleep specialist Wednesday, May 23 @ 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. Reservations are required. Smoking Cessation ClassesWednesday, May 23, 30 & June 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 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, May 15 @ 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 Heart Attack Assessment Screenings (blood pressure, BMI, glucose and cholesterol) Wednesday, May 9 @ 7am-11am Classroom 3 Osteoporosis ScreeningsThursday, May 17 @ 9am-1pm Outpatient Entrance Stroke Panel of Experts Lecture Lecture by: Ali Malek, MD, Medical Director, SMMC Comprehensive Stroke Center & Neurointerventional Program Paul Acevedo, MD, Neurologist PBGMC Primary Stroke Center Cory Bessette, PBG Fire Rescue EMS Division Chief Thursday, May 31 @ 6-8pm PBG Council Chambers // 10500 North Military Trail In honor of Stroke Awareness Month, we are teaming up with St. Marys Medical Center and Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue to oer FREE stroke risk assessments and a panel of experts presentation with a local stroke survivor. The event will be held at the Palm Beach Gardens Council Chambers and there will be a Q&A session following the presentation. Reservations are required. Light dinner and refreshments will be served. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center | 3360 Burns Road | Palm Beach Gardens | MAY COMMUNITY EVENTS & LECTURES FOR RESERVATIONS, PLEASE CALL855.857.9610


A4 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY PublisherMelissa Bartonmelissa.barton@floridaweekly.comEditor Scott Reporters & ContributorsRoger Williams Evan Williams Janis Fontaine Jan Norris Larry Bush Mary Thurwachter Amy Woods Steven J. Smith Gail V. Haines Andy Spilos 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.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. OPINIONLeaked liesTheres one aspect of the saga about the newly released batch of Jim Comey memoranda that I totally love. First, a bit of background. In one of the contemporaneous memos the then-FBI director wrote to himself detailing conversations with the new President Donald Trump, Trump and Comey did agree on one issue: Both expressed a mutual scorn for leaks and leakers. They also seemed to feel that the reporters who publish leaks were fair game for putting the squeeze on, up to and including jailing us if we didnt reveal our sources. The new documents containing such tidbits were just declassified and sent to Congress by the Department of Justice after pressure from Republicans. Now, heres the part I love: The documents were immediately leaked to reporters. The hypocrisy is exquisite. Jim Comey acknowledges leaking earlier memos. Donald Trump is a serial leaker, even to the point of creating aliases and avatars who could leak favorable stories. Hes built an entire career with phony accounts of his prowess and riches. At the same time, hes had others, usually his lawyers, who would lower the boom on anybody who dared to cross him with an article or TV blurb that didnt correspond to his ego-driven narrative. But now that his presidency is being eroded by constant leaks, hes scorning the leakers, which is to say everybody around him, and is launching attacks on anyone who threatens his increasingly slipping hold on the presidency. Even his network of enforcers is crumbling. One of his personal lawyers, Michael Cohen, just had his files scooped up by federal agents looking into his activities on behalf of Trump. The crimes for which Cohen is being investigated could carry several years in prison if hes found guilty, or less if he works a deal and flips on higher-ups. President Trump is the highest-up, of course. From his lofty perch, hes tweeting like crazy, screeching that all threats to him are threats to America. Now Cohens spot is being backfilled by Rudy Giuliani. One prominent attorney after another wisely refused the presidents request to represent him, particularly in his struggles with special counsel Robert Mueller. Now he finally has found someone well-known. Yes, hes convinced Giuliani that he can harvest the publicity he adores by taking on Trump as a client and trying to finesse Bob Mueller or, in Giulianis telling, use his connections with Mueller to speed things up, finish his investigation into collusion with the Russians and all things Trump and simply get it over with. There are a couple of problems with that: For starters, Methodical Mueller has made it clear that he wont be rushed. Additionally, Giuliani himself could well be interrogated about his part in Trumps campaign activities. So, he might not be particularly useful. Right now, there is a scramble to protect reputations, those tattered by any association with Donald Trump and those, like Jim Comey, who are taking him on. Theyll do whatever it takes, by leak or crook. Bob Franken is an Emmy Awardwinning reporter who covered Washington for more than 20 years with CNN. bob FRANKENSpecial to Florida Weekly We need this new voice of idealismThe youth-led campaign to get comprehensive gun control is historic for that cause alone. But its even more historic and potentially more consequential for how it could widen and impact our country in many other fields, if it stays constructive and broadly based. This evolution has happened before. It can happen again. That is the big import from the huge marches after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre. At the Washington, D.C., demonstration, eloquent young voices demanded strong gun laws and decried the primitive gun culture epitomized by the National Rifle Association. All ages attended, but this was the largest protest ignited and articulated by young people since the 1960s and early 0s, then over civil rights and the Vietnam War. The young made it happen. That was significant and heartening. Young generations always show abundant idealism, rebellion against outdated precepts and yearnings for a better world. But these arent massively energized unless the young see a direct threat such as Vietnams military draft or school shootings. Thats plainly occurring. We need this force of vocal idealism freed from old assumptions, fears and prejudices to make progress, shake established ways and disrupt an inertia that resists changes. High-profile liberal movements invariably provoke virulent reflexes from reactionary elements, which go beyond always-legitimate criticisms of opinion. That invective flared during the s and 0s and is flaring now. Thus, our emergent youthful progressives, just as their predecessors, are targeted by scurrilous lies. But hysterical attacks on students who seek gun control shame only the attackers. It is an honor for those who advocate a more humane future to be assailed by relics of a brutal past. Once again, these attacks will fail. As we age, youthful idealism clearly can last and passions that sometimes were excessive can moderate and mature, which they did with my earnest 1960s generation. Numerous older people from that group who successfully protested a war and racism still tackle reforms as fervently as they did years ago and are among todays gun control promoters. But they need the pressure of a rising generation to bolster their effectiveness. Hopefully, this erupting activism will expand into many spheres, from politics to culture, legislation to education. Upcoming actions on guns will likely involve lobbying and politics before Novembers elections. In time, the new consciousness might ally with complementary outlooks, such as those in Black Lives Matter, and foster advancement on other urgencies that include immigration, climate change and police shootings of black men if young people are committed and sophisticated enough to leverage their strength. The idealism that can sway our democracy, pursued with the pragmatism required by our system, can indeed be powerful. Perhaps this intensity occurs only once every several decades. So lets take advantage of it. We need these moments of liberal dynamism to propel reforms that often languish. Just as Vietnam stimulated a youthful awakening that ultimately changed our country, so the killings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School eventually may stimulate youth-driven progress on many long-neglected needs. We can hope so. Roger Buckwalter is a retired editorial page editor of The Jupiter Courier. roger BUCKWALTERSpecial to Florida Weekly


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A6 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLYGAIL V. HAINES/FLORIDA WEEKLYFlorida 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@ SOCIETYJuno Beach Civic Associations annual meeting 1. Chris Rowe, Joe LoBello, Donna Hamilton and Brian Smith 2. David Cox, Susan VanLindt and Frank Jiffo 3. Connie VanIderstine, Jim Gill and Sofia Gill 4. Catherine Haselkorn and Jason Haselkorn 5. Lew Wheeler and Peggy Wheeler 6. Juno Beach Civic Association 7. Don Grasso and Jeri Glynn 8. Lorraine Lovgen and Frank Jiffo 9. Deb Rand, Michele Greene and Lauren Opt Holt 10. Millen Lidis, Jean-Marie Petarz, Reid Magid and Suzy Cantor 11. Steen Eriksson, Tom Murphy and Donna Hamilton 12. Jeremy LeClainche, Jane LeClainche and Duane Keuning 13. Marian Miltenis, Jack Kneuer, Paul Shea and Kay Brayden 14. Paul Fertig, Joe Nuez and Brian Smith 15. Duane Keuning and Greg Riley 16. Jennifer Behnke and Bruce Fanson 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 NEWS A7 Learn more at jupitermed.com1210 S. Old Dixie Hwy. l Jupiter, FL 33458Celebrating National Nurses WeekIt takes great nurses to make a great hospital. And Jupiter Medical Center has the greatest of all. We are proud to have a team of talented and skilled nurses who provide compassionate care each and every day. Thanks for caring for our patients, their loved ones and our community! PET TALESWalking the dog BY KIM CAMPBELL THORNTONAndrews McMeel SyndicationAt our house, a long dog walk is 45 minutes each way and may involve stairs and beach walking. A moderate walk is 20 to 30 minutes around the block. A short walk is 10 to 15 minutes around our complex. We first devised those dog walk descriptions for our then-3-year-old cavalier King Charles spaniel, Harper. It wasnt unusual for her to walk anywhere from 2 to 7 miles daily. What amount and distance of walking does your dog need? Its a common Google search: How long should I walk my cockapoo/ German shepherd/puppy/small dog/etc.? The answer? It depends. Cavaliers like Harper are among the dogs who can switch from couch potato to avid walker or hiker depending on their persons energy level and time available on a particular day, but many dogs need and demand longer or more strenuous outings every day, and often more than once or twice. And some, of course, would prefer gentle walks the shorter, the better. While there are always exceptions, its smart to assume that dogs bred to herd (border collies, Australian cattle dogs, German shepherds and Australian shepherds, for instance) or hunt (the various retrievers, pointers, setters and spaniels) require large amounts of daily exercise to burn off their vast energy reserves. Dog trainer Liz Palika of Kindred Spirits in Oceanside, California, lives with two English shepherds, Bones and Hero, and previously had several Australian shepherds. When her dogs are young puppies, they get an hour to an hour and a half daily of running off leash in her training yard or retrieving balls and toys. Once their growth plates close an age that varies by breed and ranges from 10 to 20 months she gradually introduces them to running several miles a day alongside her bike in the morning, plus their hour or more of play in the evening. We generally take Sunday off, she says. In Allentown, Pennsylv ania, Deb Rabucks Pyrenean shepherds (small French herding dogs) get walks of a half-hour to an hour, or 1 to 3 miles. New York City Leonbergers Cleah, 10, and Emily, 5, walk about 2 miles daily on city streets, plus one or more 16-story stair climbs, says owner Mara Bovsun. On Long Island, they have the opportunity for off-leash runs and 3 1/2-mile walks or runs in the woods.Older dogs can be surprisingly active when it comes to walks. Susan Rosenaus dogs, a 10-year-old Boston terrier and a 10-year-old French bulldog, get four walks daily, two for 20 minutes and two that are shorter. Jenn Stollerys cavalier King Charles spaniels walk 1 to 4 miles daily.Age and infirmities dont deter dogs from their daily walks. My oldest sets the pace, says Stollery, of Parsippany, New Jersey. He is 13 but still loves a serious walk. Chris Foxx of Seattle drives his 13-year-old pug Lola, who is blind, to a nearby park for daily walks. While Lola used to love hiking on trails, Foxx says now its better for her to explore an open field so she doesnt run into trees or stumble over rocks. Mika, a 10-year-old German shepherd mix, and 9-year-old Hina, a chow-Akita mix, take owner Mary Wakabayashi for a 45-to60-minute walk every morning, plus a 2-to-3-mile walk after Wakabayashi gets home from work. The average adult dog benefits from at least 30 minutes of exercise daily, which can be broken up into two or three walks. Harper, now 10 1/2 years old, still enjoys a 2-mile walk or several short walks daily. Its good for her health and mine, and best of all, it makes both of us happy. Pets of the Week>> Nikki is an outgoing 5-year-old male cat that enjoys the company of other pets. Reference ID# 1888365. >> Judah is a 9-year-old male, mixed breed dog that weighs 47 pounds. He is house trained, enjoys sunbathing and taking walks in the neighborhood and he is good with other dogs. Reference ID#1902891.To adopt or foster a petPalm Beach County Animal Care & Control is at 7100 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach; 561-233-1222 or animal >> Tilton is a 7-year-old male tabby that has a distinct head tilt, but is in good health. He likes to be petted, and hes very fond of catnip! >> Pierre is a 10-yearold male gray and white longhaired senior cat that loves to be petted. To adopt or foster a catAdopt A Cat is a freeroaming 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 www.adoptacatfoundation. org, or on Facebook, Adopt A Cat Foundation. Daily walks have physical and mental health benefits not only for dogs, but also for people.


St. Marys, childrens hospital have a new chief operating officerSt. Marys Medical Center and the Palm Beach Childrens Hospital have named David OBrien, as their new chief operating officer. He brings 15 years of experience working in healthcare, with more than a decade in a leadership position. In this role, he will manage daily operations and oversee the development and implementation of longrange plans, goals and objectives for the hospital. Mr. OBrien recently served as the chief operating officer of Hilton Head Hospital and chief nursing officer of Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and Coral Gables Hospital. He earned his bachelor of science degree in nursing, a masters in nursing and health administration from the University of Phoenix. The ultimate book for seniors, senior health care providers REVIEW BY PHIL JASON The End of Old Age: Living a Longer, More Purposeful Life by Dr. Marc E. Agronin. Da Capo Press. 227 pages. Hardcover, $27. This book should be on the desk of every geriatric specialist, senior living facility staff member and senior citizen caretaker. Most senior citizens will also benefit from its wisdom, compassion and sensible guidelines for successful living at an advanced age. Carefully organized into four easily digested parts, each containing two complementary chapters, Dr. Marc Agronins book is nothing less than a manual for moving beyond the negative connotations of aging. We must learn, he writes, how to age in a creative manner that is both the antidote to feeling old and the elixir of aging well. It is a philosophy aimed not at recapturing youth but rather exploiting the gifts of advanced age. Dr. Agronin is an accomplished writer whose experience and empathy generate positive vibes as well as practical planning advice. One of his key points concerns the accumulated wisdom of the elderly. He offers many examples, stories of patients and others, of how this wisdom has value not only for others, but as a resource for the person going through the aging process. He articulates five categories of behavior, vividly defined and exemplified, to explore the growth and use of an individuals wisdom in old age. Presented as five jewels in the crown of wisdom, they are: savant, sage, curator, creator and seer. Though the categories overlap somewhat, they are useful concepts. They are not meant to pigeonhole people but to find the ways in which aging is useful, to counter the customary dread and denigration of aging and to build new habits of identity. Dr. Agronin defines a concept he calls age points as periods of adversity, struggle or despondency along the aging journey. Age points threaten our ability to cope; Dr. Agronin guides readers through a series of stages to work through the trauma of an age point. First is recognizing the precipitating event, after which comes a sense of suspension of not being able to respond to a crisis productively. Next comes a multi-faceted evaluation of how to reconcile the gap between what we have and what we need. Finally, comes the action of resolution and forward movement, usually attached to an altered perspective and sense of positivism. Further chapters reveal and illustrate similar tools. Each is filled with carefully crafted case studies that are as uplifting as they are informative. Readers will recognize themselves, their parents and their friends in these vignettes. They will see how others have pushed away the blocks that seem to stand in the way of a fruitful, worthwhile passage through lifes final decades. They will understand how fear and loathing can be transformed into celebration, indeed, even celebrations with new rituals and the refinement/renewal of habitual ones. Aging well requires creativity, and Dr. Agronin pursues this important ingredient in the chapter titled Renewal, Reinvention and Creative Aging. Once again, he designs a conceptual frame, in this case an action plan that leads to performance and accomplishment. Its steps, each clearly articulated and exemplified, are reserve, resilience, reinvention, legacy and celebration. Sample charts and grids help readers to get started on the path to building and maintaining an aging process that will bring the best possible experience and o utcome. Bolstered by the findings of other professionals in the field, Dr. Agronin provides well-tested roadmaps for successful years and decades of aging. He is a fine stylist whose thoughtfulness, clinical experience and caring nature will give readers confidence in new, attractive possibilities for their aging selves. But there is much work to be done. A8 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY Nerve Pain? 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A10 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLYsuch as New York or New Jersey, that could make officially declaring Florida their home a more attractive proposition because it has no state income tax. Real estate agents, certified public accountants and other industry professionals say that since the law went into effect they have seen a flurry of interest from wealthy clients in higher-tax states who are looking at buying homes in South Florida and declaring the state their official domicile. Were getting a bump in the wealthiest people looking for this to minimize their tax liability, said Michelle Noga, a Realtor with the Palm Beach-based Fite Group, which sells luxury properties. Tiffany McQuaid of McQuaid & Company, a real estate brokerage based in Naples, has seen a recent uptick in buyers from places in upstate New York as well as the San Francisco area, she said, though its uncertain how much the $10,000 cap alone affected their decisions. For one of her clients, New York state resident Louis Polsinello, it is a significant part of his plans to declare Florida as a domicile, maybe sooner rather than later. That cap at $10,000 isnt going to go very far when you make any kind of money, said Mr. Polsinello, owner of Polsinello Fuels, an oil company based outside Albany. New York has a maximum 8.82 percent state income tax, so tax on any income over $120,000 has already exceeded the $10,000 cap. And then you cant even take real estate taxes into consideration, Mr. Polsinello said. Areas of Palm Beach County have long been on the list of potential homes for people in the greater New York area, leading some to nickname it the sixth borough. Real estate broker David Fite of Fite Group, with its headquarters on Palm Beach island and an average home sale price of $1.8 million, is looking to capitalize on any new sales the $10,000 cap could inspire. Seventy percent of Fites business comes from the northeastern tri-state area: parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Especially when the tax plan went into effect we definitely saw a bump in hedge funds and wealthy New Yorkers and (people from) Chicago and even California inquiring and even purchasing multimillion-dollar homes in Palm Beach and Palm Beach County, Mr. Fite said. I think its going to be a boon for Florida in general but definitely the luxury markets in Florida, the waterfronts, Palm Beach island-type areas are going to see people that dont necessarily need to be based in New York that can live anywhere, theyre going to put their fulltime residence in Florida. Mr. Polsinello and his wife, who are in their late 50s, spend part of the year at a condo in Naples. They have considered making Florida their official residence for a number of years. Taxes, along with their enjoyment of the Naples area, both come into play. Were trying to make that decision, when do we make that move to make it our full-time residence? he said. Because of the tax law it could be significant savings for us to do that, so youve got to take a hard look at it financially. One of his business partners, and three friends, are looking at making Florida their official domicile as well, he said. One friend moved to Port Charlotte, he said. Ones looking at Bonita (Springs). And the rest are looking in Naples. Luxury properties in Collier County have been hot in the first quarter; some feel the $10,000 cap may have played a part. Home sales priced above $1 million in Naples during the first three months of the year were up 61 percent, according to the Naples Area Board of Realtors, and pending sales of condominiums priced at $2 million or more were up 109 percent from the same time last year. The higher priced homes are surprisingly doing well, said Michael Kilbourn, a financial and wealth preservation planner in Naples and co-author of The Florida Domicile Handbook. Thats kind of a sweet spot in the $2 to $4 million range, possibly because of the incentive given by the change in the income tax law. Along with its sunshine and coastlines, Florida has long been sold as a tax-friendly state. The cap on SALT deductions could be a tipping point that pushes some highincome residents in other areas of the country to look at calling Florida home. But to take advantage of the Sunshine States lower taxes they would have to disconnect from their current home state, which isnt always easy. Mr. Kilbourn stresses that becoming a Floridian is not as easy as bu ying a home here and declaring it your domicile. The Sunshine State may be happy to have you pay taxes here without much trouble. A new Florida drivers license, electing a homestead exemption on a home, registering to vote, and changing your mailing address are among a simple checklist of to dos. But states where you stop paying taxes will likely audit the decision, especially for high-income earners. If the state decides it has evidence you still live there the decision could ultimately go before a judge. You have to prove your intent to make (Florida) a domicile, Mr. Kilbourn said. Owning a home could help pr ove that intent, but theres no rule against renting. Though each state has separate requirements, New York generally will claim you as its resident if you have a home there and spend 183 days or more in the state per year. It may also look at credit card statements, the clubs you belong to, where your kids go to school, where your business is located, and other considerations. Mr. Kilbourn added that in one case an audit from New York required a man to come up with the number of cell phone tower pings from his phone to prove he was no longer living there. If you have homes in two states, there is even an app called TaxBird that tracks your whereabouts and gives you alerts when you are nearing your state residency threshold. For Mr. Polsinello, making Florida home for tax purposes means he may have to give up the title of president and CEO of his company in New York. On the other hand, he notes, the internet makes it easier these days to work from home, wherever that may be. Were still developing that final ESCAPEFrom page 1 NOGA FITE PHOTOS BY FITE GROUPProperties listed on Palm Beach-based Fite Groups website may get higher in demand due to changes in the nations tax laws. MCQUAID


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 NEWS A11plan in what we have to do to comply, with New York state laws, he said. We have lawyers involved, accountants involved, to make sure we comply with the laws. A handful of clients in northeastern states including New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Maryland and Virginia have inquired about moving to Florida or accelerating plans to come here potentially to retire after the tax law was signed, said Rick Fioretti, a broker associate with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Naples. Yes, I have had people call me and say, I was thinking about doing this a few years from now, but now with the current tax changes Im going to leave my northern property sooner, rather than three to five years from now, he said And a smaller number of clients, just one or more here or there, he said, have made appointments to come down within the next month, buy a home and declare Florida their official domicile in response to the new tax law. While he doesnt expect to see a flood of wealthy people migrating here because of the $10,000 cap at least not right away, as states like New York are already talking about work-arounds to the rule it could be one more selling point for Florida. Our theory from a marketing standpoint is its cheaper to own and operate a home in Florida, Mr. Fioretti, said. Weve always been attractive, this helps us be even more attractive. Some clients from northeastern states who also have Florida homes are a little sticker shocked by the $10,000 cap, but are waiting to see how their own states respond to the new rules, said Julio Barina, a CPA and tax manager with the Fort Myers and Naples accounting firm Markham-Norton. The representatives from New York and New Jersey and California, all these high-tax states, theyve been grumbling whether or not theyre going to come up with some sort of work-around to this $10,000 rule, he said. So it might be a little early to tell. Gary Nagle, an attorney and general counsel for the Palm Beach Board of Realtors, agreed. Its just too early to tell what the impact of the tax laws going to be, he said. I havent yet seen a situation where someone has made the decision to move to Florida because of the cap on local taxes. Mr. Nagle feels people in places like Manhattan or elsewhere would rather pay more in taxes and keep their lifestyle; after all, theyll still be wealthy after taking a hit because of the new rule. They go on with life as they know it, he said. Still, some have shown interest in buying a home in Florida as well as moving businesses here as a result of the $10,000 cap and other reasons. When (news of the new law) first came out in late November, we fielded a lot of calls from our high-net worth clients in New York and Massachusetts and whatnot, in moving or purchasing a home or creating more permanence here in Florida, said Kenneth Rios, state and local tax partner with the CPA and advisory firm Kaufman Rossin, which has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, Miami and Naples. Theyre concerned what the impact would be on their personal taxes and some of them are trying to be proactive and stay ahead of this. Could they move here? Could they move their businesses here? The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County could also use the $10,000 cap along with Floridas no income tax as another selling point to lure out-of-state businesses. I think youre starting to see a tipping point of CEOs of specifically financial service firms that are looking at the more tax-friendly states, said Kelly Smallridge, the boards president and CEO. Florida Weekly staff writer Robbie Spencer contributed to this report.PHOTOS BY FITE GROUPProperties listed on Naples-based McQuaid & Companys website may get higher in demand due to changes in the nations tax laws. FIORETTI IronyAt Pennsylv ania State University, the Outing Club, founded in 1920, provided students with outdoor recreation opportunities such as hiking and camping. But no more. Penn State has announced that after this semester, the university will no longer allow the club to organize student-led trips because it is too dangerous out in the wilderness, according to the offices of Student Affairs and Risk Management. Two other outdoorsy clubs, the Nittany Grotto Caving Club and the Nittany Divers Scuba Club, have also been restricted from club activities outdoors. Michael Lacey, president of the Caving Club, told the Centre Daily Times: Penn States just been clamping down really hard on the nature of activities since the Jerry Sandusky scandal. University spokesperson Lisa Powers said Penn State will offer school-sponsored outdoors trips, but students noted the cost will be much higher. Unclear on the conceptIn a perhaps unintentional bid for the worst criminal disguise of 2018, Kerry Hammond Jr., 22, broke into a GameStop store in St. Marys, Ga., at 1:19 a.m. on April 13, where he was captured on camera wearing a clear plastic wrapper (of the sort that holds bundles of bottled water) over his head. Even with the plastic mask, WJXT reported, Hammonds face is clearly visible in surveillance video, and St. Marys police quickly identified him and captured him on April 17. Hammond already had two active felony warrants for his arrest for burglary and second-degree criminal damage to property. Techno-weirdIn Tokyo, women who have qualms about living alone may soon have a new security option. Man on the Curtain is a prototype smartphone app that connects to a projector and throws a moving shadow of a man onto a closed window curtain. The shadow man can be doing any of several different activities, such as boxing, karate, vacuuming, playing guitar or getting dressed. Keiichi Nakamura, advertising manager of Leopalace21 Corp., an apartment management company where the idea originated, told Reuters that eventually his company would like to commercialize it once we add variety, such as releasing a new video every day. Fun-seekersIn Oslo, according to Reuters, tradition calls for recent high school graduates to participate in Russ, a several-weeks-long party that includes drinking, nudity and public sex, sometimes resulting in fatal car crashes. So this year, the Public Roads Administration issued a statement on April 18 headlined No to sex on roundabouts, warning that students should refrain from running naked and having sex on bridges and roundabouts, because such behavior gives drivers too much of a surprise. Terje Moe Gustavsen, head of the administration, said: Everyone understands that being in and around roundabouts is a traffic hazard. It may not be so dangerous for someone to be without clothes on the bridge, but drivers can ... completely forget that they are driving. Bright ideas Resorting to a low-tech, but possibly offensive strategy, Largo detectives visited a dead man at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home in Clearwater and attempted to use his finger to unlock his smartphone. Linus F. Phillip, 30, was shot and killed by Largo police March 23 after he tried to drive away from an officer wanting to search him. As part of their investigation, police said they needed to access and preserve data on Phillips phone. Legal experts generally agreed the detectives had not broken any laws, but Phillips girlfriend, Victoria Armstrong, 28, was less forgiving: Nobody even calling us ... to let us know detectives were coming there at all is very disturbing, she told the Tampa Bay Times. Im very skeptical of all funeral homes now. United Press International reports that in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, the mayor has employed a clever way to keep his finger on the pulse of the city. When he goes out, he wears a fake beard so hell blend in and not be recognized as the capital citys leader. Mayor Albek Ibraimov told Fergana, a Russian news agency: I dress in old clothes ... take off my tie and I go and look, and see how things actually are. Entrepreneurial spiritOver the last two years, Cameron County employee Gilberto Escamilla, 53, of Brownsville, Texas, has been accepting shipments of fajitas worth a total of $1.2 million at the Darrell B. Hester Juvenile Detention Center in Brownsville. The only trouble is, the inmates there arent served fajitas. Escamilla had been ordering the meat from Labatt Food Service in Harlingen and intercepting it to resell. It started small and got bigger and out of control, Escamilla told the court, according to The Brownsville Herald. On April 20, he was sentenced to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to theft by a public servant. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY THE EDITORS AT ANDREWS MCMEELDistributed by Universal Press Syndicate


A12 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETYFrenchmans foundation awards $300,000 at English-style tea BY CAROL SAUNDERSFlorida Weekly CorrespondentFrenchmans Creek Charities Foundation recently held its 2018 Annual Charity Weekend Appreciation High Tea and handed out $300,000 at its Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens. The money was raised at a Frenchmans Creek Charity Weekend, for residents only, March 22-25. The money was given to representatives in the cities of Palm Beach Gardens, Juno Beach and Jupiter, along with selected nonprofit organizations that have made specific requests for money. Organized by Co-Chairs Syd (Sydelle) and Gerald Shaw and a large committee of volunteers, the purpose of this event is to help with financial support to civic and not-for-profit organizations that provide civic and cultural programs, community and social services, hospital and health services and education programs to the residents and their communities. We are community of 600 homes and we raised $300,000 dollars, Mrs. Shaw said after the tea. All of our residents participate in one way or another, either by donating money or taking part in the great weekend of activities by paying fees or sponsorships. She has served as chair for 10 years. Committee members recognized for their dedication and hard work include Helene Myers, Judy Chesler, Bobbe Wiener, Lila Silver, Toni Smith and Marie Adler Kravecas, And anyone in the Frenchmans Creek community who wished to participate, Mrs. Shaw said. We ended up with about 45 people. The Charity Weekend of activities started Thursday, March 22, with bocce games, pickleball, Zen and Sip (meditation and wine). Friday, March 23, featured card or board games like canasta, bridge and mahjong, followed by a cocktail party. A Pro-Am tennis game and luncheon was held Saturday, plus a Westminster Dog Show and ending with a twilight softball game and Booze and Bites party that evening. The weekend ended Sunday, March 25, with morning and afternoon golf, a matinee movie and a cocktail party. A closing banquet and raffle drawings finished the weekend March 25. The 2018 Designated Beneficiaries handed out in Palm Beach Gardens to: the recreation, fire and police departments, as well as Alzheimers Community Care, Pathways to Independence, Grove Park Elementary School, Allamanda School and Palm Beach Gardens High School and Loggerhead MarineLife Center. In Jupiter: the Jupiter Medical Center, Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, Connor Moran Childrens Cancer Foundation, West Jupiter Community Center, El Sol and Furry Friends. Elsewhere in the Palm Beaches, checks went to A.R.C. Jerome Golden Center, Ernie Els School of Excellence for Children under the Autism Spectrum, Epilepsy Foundation and Wounded Veterans. Some dignitaries attending the teasipping party included Palm Beach Gardens Mayor Maria Marino, Steven Stepp, Clint Shannon and Jim Storms from the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department; Jack Lighton, Lynne Wells and Claire Trehan of Loggerhead MarineLife Center; Edna Runner and Anna Paulin of West Jupiter Community Center; Pat Deshong and Matt Kleiman of Furry Friends; Amy Kight of Busch Wildlife Sanctuary; Chris Goodson of Connor Moran Childrens Cancer Foundation; Michael Durkee and Lt. Gen. Robert Chelberg of Wounded Veterans Relief Fund; and Stacie Boutt of the Ernie Els School of Excellence for Children and many more. At Frenchmans Creek we all work together to achieve our motto, Giving is our favorite game, said Syd Shaw. For more information, contact Mrs. Shaw at 561-691-5848. PHOTOS BY CAROL SAUNDERS/FLORIDA WEEKLY Anna Poulin (left) and Edna Runner of West Jupiter Community Center and Palm Beach Gardens Mayor Maria Marino. Katherine Charlton of Connor Moran Children's Cancer Foudation (left) and Stacie Routt of Ernie Els Autism School of Learning at the Frenchman's Creek Charities Foundation Appreciation High Tea. Mathew Freeman and Charley Brown of Furry Friends Adoption Clinic and Ranch. Pixie the skunk from Busch Wildlife Sanctuary in Jupiter. GAIL V. HAINES/FLORIDA WEEKLY Foundation for Womens Cultural & Economic Literacys Managing Your Credit Identity, Bice, Palm Beach 1. Craig Glover and Sonia Bunch 2. Melissa Gannon, Melanie Cabot, Lydia Sudick and Barbara Gilbert 3. Colleen Greene and Linda Boyle 4. Shelley Plumb and Joi Cardwell 5. Lydia Sudick and Gary Georg 6. Greg McBride and Karin Bates 1 2 3 4 5 6Florida 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@


BUSINESS PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY | A13WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM SEE FOOD, A15 TBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ HEORETICALLY, AN EFFICIENT WAY TO DISCOVER a sleepy, once-upon-a-time place to live or retire might be simply to see if the town or region has a food delivery service. If not, it could be a backwater. During the last six or seven years food delivery services have become big business throughout the country, but usually only in metropolitan areas or regions with a sufficiently dense admixture of restaurants and people.Bring your favorite restaurant home in minutesFOODtoYOU COURTESY PHOTOUberEATS (left) is going head to head with such national servicces as Delivery Dudes and Bite Squad.I think food delivery is ideal when you want to eat something you cant prepare at home. Beth Preddy, Neapolitan food lover MONEY & INVESTINGNew tobacco product breathes life into Philip Morris stockPeople around the world are smoking less. Most people would agree that this is a good thing, unless you are a shareholder of Philip Morris International. Luckily for owners of this company, management has come up with a plan to create value even as fewer people light up each day. What is this plan and how are analysts and investors reacting to its execution? The Philip Morris Companies can trace its roots back to 1847 when it operated as a single store selling tobacco and cigarettes in London. Since then, it grew to become one of the largest manufacturer of tobacco products in the world. But in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the company was rocked by significant litigation exposure as well as restrictive smoking laws in the U.S. As a result, in 2008 the company spun off its international operations into another company named Phillip Morris International to give it more flexibility in selling its products outside of the U.S. where laws were less restraining. Today PMI sells tobacco products in 180 countries around the world. But despite more favorable laws around the world, especially in developing countries, cigarette sales overall continued to decline. People understood that cigarettes were harmful to their health and the product lost its cool factor. In addition, many governments started to impose ever rising taxes on cigarettes, making them unaffordable in many countries. At first, PMI thought that vaping or e-cigarettes was the answer to its problems. This is where a liquid form of tobacco is heated and the resulting vapor is inhaled. While this product has become popular, many smokers do not enjoy this form of tobacco as much as cigarettes. As a result, many smokers quit tobacco entirely after vaping for a while. Recently investors in PMI were excited when the company rolled out a new product named iQOS. This is where solid tobacco leaves are heated but not burned by an electronic device similar to an e-cigarette. The smoker gets many of the same sensations that he or she would get with a typical cigarette, with supposedly much fewer of the harmful side effects. Investors jumped on the stock last year as this product showed 120 by the second quarter. But last week, the companys shares experienced the largest one-day percentage decline since becoming a SEE INVEST, A15


A14 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLYHere, Florida Weekly writer Evan Williams tests Bite Squad: I placed the Bite Squad order from Cantina Laredo, a gourmet Mexican restaurant at Bell Tower, at 5:27 p.m. The website estimated it would take 55 minutes, but the food got here in 37, at 6:04. I ordered Carne Asada (a skirt steak with chimichurri sauce, $20.99), a side of guacamole ($1.99) and fajita veggies ($2.29) along with flan for dessert ($6.99). With a booking fee of $2.99, an automatically added 20 percent tip of $7.44, and taxes and fees of $3.20, the total came to $45.89. A few months ago when I used the Bite Squad app on my phone, it had allowed me to choose what to tip. Now, a Bite Squad live-chat employee explained, it was added for the benefit of drivers. The website tracked when my order would arrive and provided a map showing my driver, Axan C., in real time on the way. A notification on my phone let me know he was about to arrive. Axan, a young guy in a green Bite Squad polo shirt and ballcap, came to the door with a huge insulated container full of orders, handed over a large fragrant brown bag, and left swiftly to further deliver the sacraments of a Tuesday in Fort Myers. The meal was as Id ordered it no rice sub veggies and also came with a bag full of tortilla chips and salsa. Cantina Laredo is a mainstay, and dinner was as richly flavorful as expected, the grilled meat pairing well with a sharp, dark-green cilantro-garlic blessing of chimichurri surrounded by zucchini and peppers. The flan was a thick, rich happy ending. A happy ending is what its all about. The NICEST delivery service in the business ( When I was in the hospital last year having my gall bladder removed I posted about the ordeal on Facebook and when I returned home there was Amber Phillips knocking at my door with trays of food roasted chicken and vegetables and for the next four days, while I was recovering, she came with delicious food in enormous trays, recalls Neapolitan Beth Preddy. What a gift! I dont know if anyone has ever been so kind to me. Naturally her gesture inspired me to order meals from her for a few weeks while I got up to speed after the surgery. I chose vegetarian, paleo and whatever her special of the day was. I think this says a lot about what kind of company Amber is running. Yes. But thats a whole other story. We take some delivery food for a test drive ...FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF_________________________ Amber Phillips, founder and owner of Sage, in Naples.EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYEvan Williams used Bite Squad to bring him food from Cantina Laredo. BEHIND THE WHEELBig car shows are a delicate balanceAny large show is a great way to get to know a new car thats a good rule for the public as well as journalists. Press releases and glossy photos promise groundbreaking designs, but an industry event is the first place theyll really have to prove it. Theres time to feel the grain of the plastic, see the precision of the panel gaps and test out the latest technology. After all, its easy to embellish in an email, but its hard to fool the senses. That experience seems to be a bit endangered both for a journalist like me and for the public. The best example goes back to the debut of the currentgeneration Mustang. Ford showed the latest pony car in December 2013 with plenty of glamour but not a lot of info. So, another writer and I thought it was worth seeing it in person at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The January 2014 expo would give us a headstart on Detroits North American International Auto Show the next week. The usual CES attendees are interested in technology, and so the new Mustang was far from the shows star in the back of a massive expo hall. We were free to inspect the curves of the sheet metal, test out the seats and really check out the details. We also happened to break the trunk latch of this pre-production car (the only one in all of Las Vegas.) But people didnt seem to notice the Mustangs rear awkwardly sticking up, because this techheavy crowd wasnt interested in Fords classic nameplate. Still, this wasnt a complete automotive strike-out. Audi was getting its moneys worth showcasing its new Virtual Cockpit. The stand was filled with people who might not know cars, but they were enthralled by the 3D maps going into them. In fact, Audi nurtured a great way to get publicity, because it was one of the few automotive news items consistently pulled from the CES. The following week in Detroit had plenty of automotive journalists hungry for a big story, but Audi didnt need to feed this monster. It already had an abundance of press from CES. Instead, these Germans relaxed as every other major manufacturer was battling to be the big story of the NAIAS. It seemed like a savvy play on Audis part, and I wasnt the only one who took notice. Cars are becoming rolling supercomputers. So, other automakers have quickly adapted and poured more money into a showing at CES as an ideal way to stand out and showcase new technology. In contrast, the NAIAS has been declining steadily for the last three years. Where once minor players had to exhibit in the lobby, the 2018 show seemed to offer them main floor space as large as Mazda once occupied (it was one of many manufactures that didnt attend at all.) The outlook for 2019 is even worse. Mercedes-Benz has held one of the largest and most prominent NAIAS spaces for a decade, but it is not returning next year. BMW has also followed suit. It joins car companies like Porsche, Volvo and Land Rover, which have already packed up and left town. This leaves huge holes in the shows traditional floorplan, and so the organizers are scrambling for solutions. One suggestion is to move the event from a frigid Detroit January to a milder October. This is a mistake. A fall show doesnt take into account an important factor: the public. Michigan cherishes its outdoor time, and October is that last brisk gasp of peewee football and apple picking before buttoning down for the long winter. An indoor auto show cant compete with that. But in January, the NAIAS is a local blessing where families and first dates have a place to go thats warm and unique. These people generate ticket revenue and introduce thousands to new cars that they cant see on the snowcovered dealer lots. Also, the CES is not open to the public. I even had to temporarily join a tech companys PR team just to solidify my credentials for Las Vegas. Auto shows are open to the public for as long as two weeks. During that time, any exhibitor (automotive, tech, etc.) gets direct feedback that answers the essential question, Will anyone buy it? So how does Detroit rebuild its advantage? In my opinion, its about being both humble and dynamic. The NAIAS cannot return to the prestige it had a decade ago. So, its time to be humble with a cost that reflects current value. Porsche left the show a few years ago, citing the seven-figure budget needed to run its medium-sized stand could fund an entire racing program. In fact, the latest auto company exodus feels like a long-term tactic to get cheaper rates for displays. Being dynamic will also help drive traffic to the show. Just as CES is a less-congested place for generating auto news, the NAIAS staff should be actively courting more tech companies to save their big automotive-related premieres for Detroit. The seeds of that can already be seen with a small technology exhibit space that takes place one level below the main auto show floor. But now is the time to literally elevate the sideshow out of the basement. A car shows chemistry is the perfect balance of manufacturers, journalists and the public. So its worth remembering that it takes everyone to get the formula right.


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE A15In Palm Beach County or along the southwest coast from Naples to Fort Myers and from Sarasota northward increasingly crowded locations with numerous restaurant options customers can now choose from a competitive handful of techsavvy services that partner with restaurants to deliver hot food to home or office right off the menu of almost any place customers choose, for roughly the same price theyd pay by going out to the restaurant. With a computer or smart phone and a credit card, a customer can make the order from the restaurants menu and see the order placed (restaurants have tablets that signal them when online orders come in). The customer can then track it out of the kitchen, track the drivers progress in real time, sometimes even see the driver, receive notification a few minutes before the food arrives, and take the order at the door or on the curb for delivery fees ranging from $1.99 up to about $5, depending on location and distance. People seem to love it, especially people with busy lives. Its the convenience, and the price we dont mark up, said Liz Sniegocki, a spokeswoman for Bite Squad, a Minneapolis-based service in more than 15 Florida cities, including Fort Myers where it employs 150 drivers and partners with about 80 restaurants, and Naples, where it began operations in midApril after acquiring a local operation called Naples Express Meals. There, Bite Squad has about 50 drivers and roughly 50 restaurants, including Fuji Sushi Bar & Asian Bistro, Cosmos Cafe & Pizzeria, Michelbobs Ribs & Steak, Araya Sushi Asian Grill, Dylans Drafthouse, Hurricane Grill and Wings, Tijuana Flats, The Counter Burger and California Pizza Kitchen. The company also expanded into Lakeland, Winter Haven and Plant City last week. People are busy, becoming more accustomed to on-demand services, whether its Netflix or Amazon or something else, and everyone has to eat three times a day. So the convenience of the delivery and the variety is a lifesaver. But not yet in Port Charlotte. Theyre on our radar, Ms. Sniegocki acknowledged. We look for a variety of restaurants and the right mix of people who want it. A lot of people want it, apparently. As far as we can tell, were the market leaders in the state, she said. With aggressive growth plans for the east coast in the next 90 days, and our eye on a few other areas, including Port Charlotte, youll see our footprint continue to grow in the state. How it worksRestaurants in general pay a 20 percent to 30 percent partnering fee to the delivery service on any meals sold, simply because the service is bringing them business they wouldnt otherwise have, and marketing a given restaurant at the same time. Its a good deal for everybody, apparently, although some food vendors prefer to maintain their own vehicles and delivery services. As a result, UberEATS, the 2014 addition to Uber designed just to deliver food, is now in head-to-head competition with such nationwide outfits as Delivery Dudes, operating up and down the east coast, and the west-coast-centric Bite Squad, itself aiming to kick off operations along the east coast of Florida this summer, officials said. There are others in Palm Beach County, too, including GrubHub, Amazon Prime, and DoorDash, along with MyTown2Go and Cravy. By all accounts, business is profitable, with a 25 percent to 35 percent growth year-over-year since about 2012 throughout the industry as a whole, they report. Such business is only a good thing, in the mind of Neapolitan food lover Beth Preddy. I think food delivery is ideal when you want to eat something you cant prepare at home. I dont know how to make Chinese or Thai food, so when my daughter and I want it we order from Dine Home Delivery or Naples Express Meals (Now Bite Squad) for dishes from China Chen or Fuji. Both services have enlisted dozens of restaurants for delivery services. The same goes with Greek and Cuban food. Whenever I have a taste for ethnic food and dont want the hassle of going out, I order in. I pay a delivery fee and gratuity, but its no more expensive than if you were dining in the restaurant and left a tip. Florida Weekly writer Evan Williams tested the Bite Squad service in Fort Myers for this story from his home, during rush hour and with the dinner hour almost upon him, incidentally providing a critical look at a popular local restaurant that provided the fare (see sidebar, A14). For the most part the experience was gratifying, he said, and the minimal effort in procuring the meal, astonishing.Getting over the labor humpBy hiring its drivers and paying them an hourly wage with all company benefits, plus the tips they receive (the company adds a 20 percent gratuity for the drivers, automatically, unless a customer questions it) and by not marking up meals Bite Squad has attracted customers and employees, and avoided lawsuits such as one faced by Delivery Dudes in Palm Beach County. In 2015, drivers working as contractors sued the company because they performed the services of employees without receiving overtime pay or benefits, they said; other companies have faced similar suits. That was settled out of court. Delivery Dudes lists 43 restaurants it services from West Palm Beach and about 80, with a custom grocery, in Palm Beach Gardens. There are many others in towns throughout Palm Beach County. A customer goes online (, picks a town or a zip code, looks at a restaurant list or chooses by cuisine, and is taken to a Delivery Dudes menu for the restaurant of choice. Theres a lot of fast food or quick food pizza and sub shops, burger joints, Americanized Mexican food, sandwiches, pub fare, Chinese, sushi and barbecue but you can also get Foie Gras Torchon for $26 and seared tuna credo for $18 from Pistache, for example. A call to the dispatcher in West Palm Beach suggests the company is only about business, all the time; he hung up immediately when a reporter identified himself. All these food delivery services insist theyre secure when you order online UberEATS, for example, keeps your card on file so theres never cash involved, and promises security. Some independent food vendors still do their own deliveries. Amber Phillips, founder and owner of Sage in Naples (, started delivering regular meals to a medical doctor and triathlete with a husband and children in Fort Myers in 2012. I was doing this before anybody else here, she said. Her delivery business offers a wide menu of gluten-free and nondairy dishes prepared with both panache and stylish sophistication, so her reputation spread rapidly by word of mouth. Soon she found herself employing drivers. Now, shes won the Best Pre-Made Food prize from Gulf Shore Life Magazine five years in a row, beating out Wynns, Adas, Fresh Market and the like, and shes maintaining two vehicles, paying for all the gas, and paying her drivers $15 an hour, plus tips. She charges clients $3 to deliver a three-day meal plan, no matter how many people or meals that delivery requires, and $5 for a five-day meal plan all over the Southwest coast. I thought about partnering with one of these food delivery services. Its a struggle to find and hire good drivers and we like them to be presentable, she said. But Ill keep doing it this way. FOODFrom page 13INVESTFrom page 13 COURTESY PHOTODelivery Dudes has a large presence along the east coast of South Florida.alone company, falling 16 percent after PMI announced its quarterly earnings. The earnings total was not the issue as the $1 per share easily topped the 90 cents per share analyst estimate. The problem was that iQOS growth started to plateau in its star market, Japan. This scared investors, as Japan was supposed to be iQOSs biggest success story and if growth was not as expected, maybe the product wouldnt be successful in other regions. Today, PMIs stock stands at around $80 per share with a Price/Earnings of 16.75. It also pays a healthy 5.2 percent dividend. I think that I would be a buyer of the stock at this level. One slowing quarter in one country of iQOS sales, in my opinion, should not be a cause for all-out panic. The company already has a marketing plan in place to hopefully increase sales of its new growth product, and it has yet to introduce it to many of the countries that it sells into. iQOS could be a total game changer for the company. I think it is worth the risk to buy the stock now for this significant potential upside. 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.


A16 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 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@ SOCIETYSpring into Fitness Health Fair, PGA National 1. Curtis Jackson and Brendan Rodriquez 2. Melissa Wolfe, Curt Sample and Kathy Myers 3. Brian Hernandez and Jim Calanera 4. Brian Hernandez and Harriet Markowitz 5. Brendan Rodriquez, Frank Marsh, Joseph Carbone and John Lambert 6. Karen Woolf and Nicolette White 7. Robin Best and Cecilia Franco Tate 8. Holly Hooper and Kelly Bates 9. Ken Scholl and Meta Ryan 10. Richard Slavitt and Lynnette Wetherington 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Karen Martini, Pam Whitton and Jennifer Orsi


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE A17PHOTOS BY CAPEHARTtext 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@ SOCIETYPalm Beach Civic Associations annual meeting, end of season celebration, The Breakers 1. Cathy Flagg and Paul Leone 2. Lori Berg, Samantha David and Alexandra Patterson 3. David Frisbie and Suzanne Frisbie 4. Janne Rumbough, Bob Wright and Gail Coniglio 5. Linda Olsson and Erin Manning 6. Richard Kleid and Mehmet Oz 7. Skip Aldridge and Edward Carter 8. Pat McLaughlin and John Corey 9. Will Matthews and Andy DeLong 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 H OT 7 P te te t xt xt x t Ryan Burgoon and Anthony DeJesse


WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018A18 | WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Ritz Carlton Residences, Singer Island. Fall in love with this highly sought after 21st-floor condominium at the Ritz Carlton. Enter the condominium and find a visual masterpiece with ocean views from every room. The balcony is one of the largest in the building, able to accommodate a small crowd for beach watching. Two bedrooms with separate den/office that can easily accommodate an overnight guest. The master suite includes a spacious bathing area, a walk-in closet and ocean views by day and city lights by night. The kitchen includes beautiful Italian cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances, including SubZero and Meile. Grandly situated on 8.8 acres along the crystal blue waters of the Palm Beach coastline, The Residences are a private oasis. Rising 27 stories and offering panoramic ocean views. Imagine a home not only defined by sophisticated style and sumptuous furnishings, but equipped with impeccable service delivered by the Ritz Carlton. From valet services to on-site dining and dedicated concierge, youll enjoy five-star living. Nestled between the celebrated Worth Avenue, PGA Golf and Wellingtons polo community. Come enjoy the lifestyle. Offered at: $1,499,999. Represented by Walker Real Estate Group, Jeannie Walker, 561-889-6734, 21st-floor luxury with a view COURTESY PHOTOSREAL ESTATEPALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY


Art of Palm Beach Brokerage340 Royal Poinciana Way | Palm Beach, Florida 33480 | 561.659.3555Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered (or unregistered) service marks used with permission. Operated by Sothebys International Realty, Inc. Real estate agents aliated with Sothebys International Realty, Inc. are independent contractor sales associates and are not employees of Sothebys International Realty, Inc. 269 Everglade Ave | $3,300,000SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM/0077679Tierney OHara 561.449-1212 Malloy Realty Group at Premier Brokers International 9123 N. Military Trail Suite 104, Palm Beach Gardens Florida 33410 WWW.MALLOYREALTYGROUP.COMWhen you want a SOLD sign CALL 561-876-8135 Buyers do not miss out on our Coming Soon properties!Email your contact information and request to be sent our Coming Soon properties. Rarely available lake lot on cul-de-sac across from clubhouse with all of Evergrenes sought aer resort style amenities. is home has everything. Master bedroom on the rst oor with 3 bedrooms and a lo on the second oor. Spacious living room with room for the baby grand piano. Grand staircase, chefs kitchen and gas cooking and beautiful views of the lake are just a few highlights. Great investment property. Call 561-370-5736 for home never made it to the market! Call Dawn at 561-8768135 and let her know if you are interested in selling or buying a home. We have sellers and buyers on the sidelines and one of those buyers or sellers could be exactly what you need or are looking for!Elliston Model Buyer Representation Elliston Model Buyer RepresentationLocation, Location, Location! 1212 Merlot Drive (Evergrene) 912 Mill Creek Drive (Evergrene)930 Mill Creek Drive (Evergrene) UNDER CONTRACT PENDING Highest sold price per square foot in the last year! Call 561-876-8135 To have your home sold. 8856 San Andros, West Palm Beach (Andros Isle) SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! Rarely available sought aer extended Laurel model with 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, plus a lo and a den on a preserve lot in the resort style community of Evergrene. is stunningly upgraded homes features a chefs kitchen with gas cooking, stainless steel appliances and 3cm granite counters, warm wood custom staircase and ooring, one of a kind custom 3cm granite in 3 of the bathrooms, expansive covered and uncovered outdoor living space and accordion shutters. Make this home yours today! Oered at $659,000 1067 Vintner Blvd (Evergrene) FEATURED LISITING


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PAGE 21 Featured House Of The WeekRitz Carlton Tower Suite 7A Tower Suite 7A is a world class condominium with panoramic oceanfront views encompassing over 7,440 square feet under air. There are two massive living areas each with its own unique features. The kitchen is t for a large family with two dishwashers, subzero refrigerator, beautiful LEEDS cabinetry along with a separate butlers pantry, additional subzero refrigerator, dishwasher and plenty of storage. Tastefully completed in a beaut iful array of classically designed nishes that would suit any decor. Three large guest suites plus a master bedroom suite with his and her bathrooms, separate si tting room with a morning kitchen area and media center. There is a large ofce just off the master bedroom facing the ocean, perfect for watching the sea turtles make their way back to the ocean. This residence is being offered at $8,495,000. For a private tour, please call Jeannie Walker (561) 889-6734. Jim Walker III Broker Jeannie Walker Luxury Homes Specialist 561-889-6734 Ritz Carlton Townhome 401A 6BR+2DEN/6.5BA $4,700,000 Ritz Carlton Residence 402A3BR+DEN/3.5BA $3,300,000 Ritz Carlton Residence 1904A3BR+DEN/3.5BA$3,200,000 Oasis Singer Island 17A3BR+DEN/3.5BA -$2,695,000Ritz Carlton Residence 2104B2BR+DEN/2.5BA $1,499,999 The Resort 2050 3BR/3.5BA $1,799,000Water Club 1603-S2BR+DEN/2.5BA -$1,350,000 Water Club 1504-S2BR+DEN/2.5BA $1,349,000 Ritz Carlton Residence 2506B2BR+DEN/2.5BA $1,149,000 Martinique ET19032BR+DEN/2.5BA $1,095,000 Martinique WT6042BR/3.5BA $599,000 Ritz Carlton Residence 1502B 3BR/3.5BA $1,999,000Ritz Carlton Residence 306B2BR+DEN/2.5BA $925,000 SOLD Martinique ET5022BR/2.5BA $725,000 SOLD Oasis Singer Island 15B3BR+DEN/3.5BA $2,599,000 UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACTMartinique WT8042BR/3.5BA $649,900 NEW LISTING


BY JANIS FONTAINEpbnews@ Over the last several years, the city of West Palm Beach has brought a dynamic and entertaining art installation to the Waterfront to celebrate our long, hot summers. For this years summer art installation, visitors will find 15 child-size playhouses the Fairy Tale Playhouses on the Great Lawn in downtown West Palm Beach beginning June 7. This industrious project is happening thanks to a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, whose mission is to build simple, decent and affordable housing. The playhouses are designed to draw attention to the need for affordable housing in Palm Beach County and around the world. The 15 nonprofits that will sponsor the houses have just been announced. Working alongside Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County are Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches Inc.; Autism Speaks; Children Seen and Heard; Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County; Palm Beach Habilitation Center; Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League; Police Athletic League of West Palm Beach; Take Heed Theater Company; Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County; The Arc of Palm Beach County; The Lords Place, Inc.; United Way of Palm Beach County; Urban Youth Impact; and Vita Nova, Inc. The houses will be transformed by local artists to illustrate beloved fairy tales, like Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, The Boy and the Dragon, and Rapunzel. The local artists who agreed to take on this challenge include Steve Brouse, Marcos Conde, Sylvain Copon, Jason Fleurant, Freddy Hennevelt, William Joyner, Jr., Batia Lowenberg, Grace McGann, Craig McInnis, Erick Marquez, Mayling Marquez, Melissa Mastrangelo, Frank HAPPENINGSARTS & ENTERTAINMENTPALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 | SECTION BWWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM SEE HAPPENINGS, B12 Harlem Quartet plans trio of concerts BY JANIS FONTAINEpbnews@ Listen up! Theres a rare listening opportunity coming your way. The renowned Harlem Quartet, featuring violinists Ilmar Gavilan and Melissa White, violist Jaime Amador and cellist Felix Umansky, offers a trio of performances presented by the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, in conjunction with the West Palm Beach Arts and Entertainment District. The quartet took home a Grammy Award in 2013 for Best Instrumental Composition for Mozart Goes Dancing, written by Chick Corea and Gary Burton, but its just one of the many SEE QUARTET, B12 West Palm plans fairy tale summer eventsCOURTESY PHOTO Country singer Eli Mosely plays Clematis by Night on May 10. PRACTICALLY EVER SINCE ITS INCEPtion in 1983, SunFest has been the prime annual gig for which local performers strive. The reasons are numerous, as the 36th SunFest runs through May 6. First, theres the kind of built-in large, captive audience they dont get at area nightclubs. Secondly, locals get the rare opportunity to SEE SUNFEST, B12 BY BILL MEREDITHFloirda Weekly Correspondent Think locallyINSIDE: Lineup of local acts at SunFest this year. B12 South Florida acts take the stage at SunFest The Harlem Quartet will play a concert May 7 at the Rosarian Academy. The group also will perform shows May 6 at the Brightline Station and May 10 at the Blind Monk. COURTESY PHOTOMarley Waters NostalJah


B2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY MAY 5 at 7:30PM and MAY 6 at 2PM MAY 18 and 19 at 7:30PM JULY 27 and 28 at 7:30PM JUNE 22 and 23 at 7:30PM Box Ofce: (561) 575-2223 UPCOMING STUDENT MUSICALS TICKETS: ADULT$25 STUDENT$20PER PERSON, PER SHOW SO MUCH TO SEE THIS SUMMER! COLLECTORS CORNER A find that opens memories of a special place in time scott SIMMONS There are two ways you can tell when youre in the Glades. During the winter, the air hangs thick with the smoke of sugarcane fires and the sickeningly sweet scent of the bagasse mulling at the mill. But in the summer, it begins with the lovebugs. It used to be that as you drove out of LaBelle and neared U.S. 27, youd hear the first thwack. Then another. And another. Until, finally, the whole front of your car was coated with the sticky residue of the amorous insects, whose final climax had met an untimely end on your grill or windshield. Those things are the same. But for those of us who came of age in South Florida in the 1960s and 0s, much has changed. My great-grandparents, Grandmother Dorothy and Aunt Cleo first came to Pahokee and Canal Point from southern Georgia in 1923. At the time, there were no roads to the Glades, so they would have taken the train to West Palm Beach, walked down Tamarind Avenue to the turning basin of the Spur Canal near where Howard Park and the Kravis Center now stand and been ferried along the Palm Beach Canal to another world at the northern tip of the Everglades. The rest of the family came to visit. Cousin Douglas Thompson later said he visited and wrote home to his daddy that you could plow a straight line as far as the eye could see. The land was so flat there was no need for terracing. The 40 years or so that followed were the heyday of the middle-class truck farmer, who worked his fields, but lived in town. That era ended about 40 years ago, as the last of the old-time farmers retired and sold out, and big sugar and corporate farmers took over. Everyone knew everyone else in these small towns, where folks looked after each other. My grandmother said she never worried about my dad all she needed to do was ask and invariably someone knew exactly where he was and what he was up to. But all that has changed as the upper and middle classes of the Glades have shrunken away, leaving a cluster of towns that grapple with an unemployment rate that hovers somewhere around 40 percent, and brings with it poverty. But there is splendor amid the decay. I see great beauty as the shadows grow long over the abandoned Pahokee High School building, where my grandfather weathered the 1928 hurricane. And the big houses along Bacom Point Road remain elegant holdouts in a town that has seen better days. The rows of royal palm trees still line the entry to the city and beckon one to enter what was and what is Pahokee, the city whose name means grassy waters. I stop, breathe deeply and listen. They seem to whisper, Welcome.Dont miss:West Palm Beach Antiques Festival May 4-6 South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 4 (early buyer is noon-5 p.m.), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 5 and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 6. Tickets: $8 general admission, $12 two-day pass and $25 VIP, with early buyer and threeday pass. Info: 941-697-7475 or www. M y friend J anice Lowder, who owns a thrift shop in West Palm Beach, knew Id get a kick out of this can opener from Pahokee, the longtime home of my dads family and the town where I was born. Its funny how something as basic as this can opener can stir memories of a place and time. Pauls, a tire and automotive shop, stood near the old high school in Pahokee on the north side of the downtown core. The Elks, the KFC and the A&P all were nearby. The Sasser family owned it for many years; the owners son, J.P. Sasser, the former mayor of Pahokee, runs an auto body shop in Belle Glade. As a collector piece, the piece is not worth much a couple of dollars, maybe. But it stirs memories of a time when my birthplace was a thriving little hub of commerce along the shore of Lake Okeechobee. Thats priceless. THE FIND:A can opener from PahokeeSCOTT SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKLYRoyal palms line Bacom Point Road into Pahokee.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 B3 Choose your seat at the Centers ofcial website or call 561.832.7469 or 800.572.8471 Group sales: 561.651 .4438 or 561.651.4304 Got Tickets? Artists and programs are subject to change. MICKEY THOMAS TERRY ORGAN RECITALSaturday, May 12 at 7:30 pmRenowned recitalist Dr. Mickey Thomas Terry shares his extraordinary skill on the George W. Mergens Memorial Organ, a custom Marshall & Ogletree digital organ.TERRY FATORSaturday, May 12 at 8 pmCelebrated ventriloquist, singer and comedian, Terry Fator and his host of characters show off his masterful impressions and gift for entertaining. For mature audiences.Sponsored by Ron Kochman, Kochman & Ziska, PLC ALWAYS AND FOREVER: AN EVENING OF LUTHER VANDROSS STARRING RUBEN STUDDARDSunday, May 13 at 7:30 pmRuben Studdard, hailed as the next Luther during his run on American Idol, sings many of the hits that made Luther a legend including Endless Love, Dance With My Father and much more. PUZZLE ANSWERS ANTIQUESAntique sprinklers anything but all wet as collectibles BY TERRY AND KIM KOVELLawn sprinklers could not be used before the first water distribution systems were invented in the 1870s. The new ways to distribute water through underground pipes were used by public buildings, then private water tanks. Farms, public landscapes and public parks were the next to install the systems. So by the 1880s, there was a way to use a sprinkler. At first, a plain metal piece with holes was screwed on a hose. Water sprinkled out of the holes. But by the 1890s, some clever companies started making decorative figural iron sprinklers to be used in a private yard. There were sprinklers shaped like monkeys, frogs, ducks, alligators, turtles, a two-faced man and even a mermaid. At a recent auction a twosided mermaid sprinkler sold for $2,040. Some experts say only about 18 different characters were used as iron sprinkler figures, although at least six companies made them. Most unusual probably is the 30-inch high cowboy who spins a lasso flinging water on the grass. It is thought that fewer than 100 were made. If iron sprinklers are too pricey to collect, look for the colorful Bakelite examples that are not figural made in the 1940s and '50s. They often are found at garage sales. Q: What kind of dishes would my ancestors have used? Pewter? Wood? Porcelain? A: Dishes used for dinner were made of wood before the 16th century. Then thick ceramics like stoneware were used. It was easier to clean. The Chinese were making thin porcelain dishes from the 1st century to the 21st century, and thick pewter plates and pottery dishes were popular in the United States by the 1700s. It also was possible for the rich to order Chinese export porcelain that was delivered by ship in about a year. By the 19th century, all these wares were being made in Europe, China and the United States. In 1945, plastic dishes were sold in a few department stores, although they had been tested by the armed forces since 1940. But by 1948, plastic dishes were often considered the "best" dishes and were used for company. At least 20 companies were making plastic dinnerware. Best were the sets made of Beetle or Melamine plastic by companies like Brookpark or Boontonware. Cheap copies were made, popularity went down, and by the 1960s, plastic dishes were suitable for picnics not major entertaining. Q: I have two ship's lanterns that appear to be copper and brass. One has green glass and one has red glass. They are 18 inches high and have a rounded handle, and still have the oil burners inside. The green one has a label shaped like a crown and reads, "By appointment to the Admiralty and Board of Trade, Nunn Patent Trade Mark, Army & Navy, Lamp Signal & Binnacle Works, London Docks." The red one has an oval label that reads, "Griffiths and Browett, Brimingham." Can you tell me anything about them and their possible worth? A: Ships use red and green lanterns to indicate "port" (left) and "starboard" (right) sides of the ship to prevent collisions when passing other ships. Ships traveling toward each other always pass on the port side. W. Nunn was appointed lamp manufacturer to the Admiralty and Board of Trade. He patented a convertible lamp, which combined port, starboard, masthead and anchor lights about 1863. Griffiths & Browett were iron and tinplate workers, in business from the 1860s until the early 1900s. They were contractors to the British Admiralty and War Departments in 1903 and made brass and copper goods. Your pair is really two single lanterns "married" to make a pair. The lanterns were made by two different companies. A single ship's lantern sells for $150 to $300. Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel answer questions sent to the column. By sending a letter with a question and a picture, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of photographs, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The amount of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, Florida Weekly, King Features Syndicate, 628 Virginia Dr., Orlando, FL 32803.It took $2,040 to buy this painted antique sprinkler at an auction.


B4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLYPlease send calendar listings to calendar editor Janis Fontaine at THURSDAY5/3 SunFest Through May 6, along Flagler Drive, downtown West Palm Beach. 561-659-5980; 800-SUNFEST; Art After Dark 5-9 p.m. May 3, Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Spotlight talks, tours. 561-832-5196; Clematis by Night NO CBN. SUNFEST!Time Step Through May 6, Stage Door Theatre, 8036 W. Sample Road, Margate. Award-winning director/choreographer Kevin Blacks newest creation, with musical direction by Ben Bagby. Tickets: $48. 954-3447765 / FRIDAY5/4 Rally for the Cure 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 4, Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center, 5110 117th Court N., Palm Beach Gardens. A fun, ability-based, changepartner doubles round-robin, followed by a festive lunch courtesy of Chef Chris Paul. Register in advance. $20 (by check payable to Komen South Florida). Nonplayer donations will be gratefully accepted. Proceeds are spent locally. 561775-8277 or email Star Wars Day at Kapow Noodle Bar 4-11:30 p.m. May 4, 519 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Featuring Star Wars cosplay, prize giveaways, and the original trilogy playing on repeat in the background and Star Wars-themed cocktails. 561-246-3827. SATURDAY5/5 Tennis Fiesta 1-3 p.m. May 5, Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center, 5110 117th Court North. Tennis Center professional Kim Franklin will direct, while other members of the USPTA-certified staff will assist. Several courts will be running, with families assigned according to their stage of tennis development. Emphasis will be on enjoyment and the development of basic tennis skills in a family group. Beginners, both adult and youth, are encouraged to attend. $10 per family, includes food and refreshments. Register in advance at 561-775-8277. SUNDAY5/6 Free 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 recinfo@ Why Courts Matter brunch 1-3 p.m. May 6, Atlantis Country Club, 190 Atlantis Blvd., Lake Worth. The special guest speaker at this brunch is Ellen Freidin, who will discuss Federal court judicial qualifications. Tickets: $40. RSVP at or 561-968-4123. Harlem Quartet 2:30 p.m. May 6, at the Brightline Station, 501 Evernia St., West Palm Beach. Presented by the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, in conjunction with the West Palm Beach Arts and Entertainment District. Free. 561-379-6773 or visit www. MONDAY5/7 Young Artist Series Harlem Quartet 7 p.m. May 7, Rosarian Academy, 807 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach.561-379-6773; TUESDAY5/8 The 10th Anniversary of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 8, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter. Celebrate this important rare federal designation that protects the unique 120-acre property. Coffee and cookies will be served at the Lighthouse deck. $10 adults, free for children. RSVP at Calling All Artists 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Plein air artists and photographers are invited to bring their cameras and materials to capture the Jewel of Jupiter and its surroundings.Learn to Fish 1-5 p.m. The team from will be on site with fishing reels and equipment to teach children of all ages and abilities how to fish.WEDNESDAY5/9 The Grand Reopening of the Childrens and Teen Room 2-3:30 p.m. May 9, North Palm Beach Library, 303 Anchorage Drive, North Palm Beach. A ribbon cutting, crafts and refreshments. Hosted by the Friends of the North Palm Beach Library. New members welcomed. 561-841-3383; LOOKING AHEAD Worlds Largest Hitting Frenzy 8:30-10:30 a.m. May 10, Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center, 5110 117thCourt N. A program of drills and games conducted by Tennis Center professionals on courts with 6-12 players. Fee: $24 residents and $30 nonresidents. Register in advance at 561-775-8277. Clematis by Night 6-9 p.m. Thursday, West Palm Beach Waterfront, West Palm Beach. Music, food, drink, vendors and a sunset. Info: May 10: Eli Mosley May 17: Wonderama May 24: Paul Anthony & The Reggae Souljahs May 31: The Goodnicks Harlem Quartet 6 p.m. May 10, The Blind Monk, 410 Evernia St., West Palm Beach. Featuring violinists Ilmar Gavilan and Melissa White, violist Jaime Amador, and cellist Felix Umansky, presented by the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, in conjunction with the West Palm Beach Arts and Entertainment District. Tickets are $45, which includes beer, wine and hors doeuvres. Seating is limited. 561-379-6773 or visit The Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach Countys Spotlight Concert May 11, Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-281-8600; AT CORAL SKYCoral Sky Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansbury Way, West Palm Beach. 561-795-8883; or Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of the Street Survivors Tour May 4. Alan Jackson: Honky Tonk Highway Tour 2018 May 12. Steely Dan With The Doobie Brothers: The Summer Of Living Dangerously May 17. Top Dawg Entertainment: The Championship Tour May 23.Kenny Chesney: Trip Around the Sun Tour May 24.John Fogerty and ZZ Top: Blues And Bayous Tour June 3.Luke Bryan: What Makes You Country Tour 2018 June 21.Weezer / Pixies June 22.Thirty Seconds To Mars June 29.Chris Brown Presents: Heartbreak On A Full Moon Tour July 5.Chicago / REO Speedwagon July 20.Dave Matthews Band July 27-28.AT DRAMAWORKS Palm Beach Dramaworks, Ann & Don Brown Theatre, 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. 561-514-4042, Ext. 1; www. Mainstage Productions: Equus May 16-June 3. A psychiatrist attempts to treat a young man who has a troubling obsession with horses, by Peter Shaffer.Dramawise A three-part opportunity to talk theater with others who are fascinated by the characters, themes, social relevance, and points of view. Act 1 features a revealing discussion of the play and playwright. The intermission and lunch at a local restaurant. Act 2 is an informative discussion with our production team. Three parts: $50 members, $60 nonmembers. Intermission and Act 2: $40 members, $45 nonmembers. Act 2 only: $15 members. $20 members. Equus May 17.AT DREYFOOS Dreyfoos School of The Arts 501 S. Sapodilla Ave., West Palm Beach. 561-802-6000; Theatre Senior Showcase May 4, Brandt Black Box Senior Dance Concert May 5, Brandt Black Box Theatre Senior Showcase May 5, Brandt Black Box Chorus Concert May 11, Meyer Hall.Theatre Directing Showcase May 11-12, Brandt Black Box Band Concert May 12, Meyer Hall.AT THE EISSEYThe Eissey Theatre, Palm Beach State College, 3160 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 561-207-5900; Ballet Palm Beach presents A Midsummers Night Dream and Other Works May 4-6 Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches presents Americana May 18 Indian River POPS Orchestra presents Remembering Americas Heroes May 26 AT THE GARDENS The Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 561-775-7750; Kendra Scotts Mothers Day promotion 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 5, Kendra Scott, on the lower level near Nordstrom Court. An in-store, wrap-up party to help shoppers pick the perfect gift for Mothers Day (May 13, 2018), and 20 percent of all sales will be donated to Clinics Can Help. Enjoy light bites and nonalcoholic beverages. RSVP to Maureen Ashe, director of community outreach, Clinics Can Help, 561-6402995; How To Improve Your Bone Health 8:30 a.m. May 8. Featuring Judy Dellosa, manager of the Orthopedic Navigation and Accreditation, will give tips on how to improve your bone health. Refreshments. To RSVP, contact Kaci Hanner at or call 561-622-2115. AT HARBOURSIDE PLACEHarbourside Place, 200 U.S. 1, Jupiter. Info: 561-935-9533; Live 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 KELSEY The Kelsey Theater, 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Info: 561-328-7481; or Wanting Blue May 5. The Firewater Tent Revival & The String Assassins May 10 The Fourth Anniversary Block Party May 12 AT THE KRAVISKravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Info: 561-832-7469; Kravis On Broadway: Something Rotten May 1-6.Family Fare Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia: Rainbow Fish May 5.AT THE LIGHTHOUSE Jupiter Lighthouse and Museum, Lighthouse Park, 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter. 561-747-8380, Ext. 101; 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: June. CALENDAR


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B5 #BEAUTY TOP PICKS #SFL Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of the Street Survivors Tour May 4, Coral Sky Amphitheatre. 561-795-8883; www. or Bent, by Martin Sherman Through May 6, Lake Worth Playhouse. 561-586-6410; #HAHAHA #SEEIT Tommy Davidson May 4-6, Palm Beach Improv at CityPlace.561-833-1812; www. Behold, A New Eden: Laura Woodward and the Creation of Palm Beach Through May 20, the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. 561-832-5328; #SOUTHERNROCKTwilight Yoga at the Light 6-7 p.m. May 7. 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: May 5. Lighthouse Book Club 6-7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month. Join the museum staff in book discussions on all things Florida. The complete book list is available online. Donation requested. RSVP. Next club: May. 2 AT THE MALTZMaltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. 561-575-2223; www. Conservatory Productions: Disney MULAN JR. May 5-6. An action-packed story and tons of hit songs. Tickets: $20 students. $25 adults.AT THE JCC The Mandel JCC, 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Info: 561-689-7700; Ongoing: 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: 9:3011:30 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: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday. $13 members; $15 guests. AT MIZNER PARKMizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. 561-393-7984; myboca. us/pages/mizneramph Eddie Money, Blue Oyster Cult, Foghat & The Livesays 6 p.m. May 12.Lotos Music Fest Ft. Cypress Hill, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, + More 4 p.m. May 27.Memorial Day Concert 6 p.m. May 28. 3 Doors Down & Collective Soul with Special Guest Soul Asylum 7 p.m. July 10.AT MOUNTS Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Info: 561233-1737; Beautify Your Garden with South Florida Native Plants 10-11:30 a.m. May 6, Mounts Exhibit Hall A. Jeff Nurge, Florida Native Gardening & Native Choice Nursery, will teach. $15 members; $20 nonmembers.The 14th Annual Connoisseurs Garden Tour 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 12 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 13. Tour a variety of private gardens at your own pace on this self-guided tour. $25 members; $35 nonmembers. Info: events. AT PGA ARTS CENTER PGA Arts Center, 4076 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. and Doors Alive May 5. A Doors tribute band An Evening with the Long Run May 11. A tribute to the Eagles.AT THE PLAYHOUSE The Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Info: 561-586-6410; Black Box Series All shows $23. Bent, by Martin Sherman Through May 6. Screenings in the Stonzek Theatre 561-296-9382. Double Lover Through May 3. Death of Stalin May 4-10. Zama May 4-10 AT THE IMPROV Palm Beach Improv at CityPlace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 250, West Palm Beach. Info: 561-833-1812; Chad Prather May 3 Tommy Davidson May 4-6 Wanda Sykes May 11-12 Whitney Cummings May 17-19 AT THE SCIENCE CENTER The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Park Road, West Palm Beach. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Info: 561-832-1988; www. 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. MUSIC American Airlines Arena 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 786-777-1000; Martin Lawrence May 11 Justin Timberlake May 18 BB&T Center 1 Panther Parkway. Sunrise. Tickets available through Ticketmaster. 800-745-3000; James Taylor with Bonnie Raitt May 11 Justin Timberlake May 19 Shania Now June 1 The Colony Hotel 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach 561-659-8100 or 561655-5430; www.thecolonypalmbeach. com. Motown Fridays with Memory Lane 9 p.m. to midnight. After Party with Raquel Williams 9 p.m. to midnight. Hard Rock Live 5747 Seminole Way. Hollywood 866-502-7529; www. Fifth Harmony May 11 Dane Cook May 12 Kenny Loggins May 15 The Arts Garage 180 NE First St., Delray Beach. 561-450-6357; www. Leon Foster Thomas Quintet with Special guest Mino Cinelu May 4 Huntertones May 5 Lucas Apostoleris Quintet May 6 SHINE May 8 JM & The Sweets May 11 Chino Nunez & Orchestra A Latin Music Journey May 12 Mac Arnold & Plate Full O Blues May 13 Guanabanas 960 N. A1A, Jupiter. Info: 747-8878; Latin Noche: Electric Piquete and Elastic Bond May 19. Respectable Street Caf 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Info: 561CALENDAR


B6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY832-9999; Voltaire 526 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, above Lost Weekend. 561408-5603. ONGOINGThe 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; 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; Still Life 2018 Images of Posed Objects Through May 18. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. May 4. Class: Acrylic painting with Irma Friedman 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Learn your own personal style. Reservations required. Fee. 561-632-6401. Classes from Marsha Bhagwansingh 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays. Classes in drawing, painting and calligraphy. Reservations required. Fee. 561-507-4527. The Armory Art Center 1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach. 561-8321776; Florida Atlantic University MFA Candidates Exhibition: May 5 June 1, Montgomery Hall. Opening reception: 6 p.m. May 4.The Audubon Society Bird walk info:; 508-2960238. Monthly meeting 6:30 p.m. May 1 in rooms 101 and 102 at FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, 6301 Summit Blvd., east of Jog Road, West Palm Beach. Dr. Jerome H. Lorenz will talk about the plight of the roseate spoonbill as its habitat is slowly degra ded by development.Bird Walks: STA-1E 7 a.m.-noon May 5. Driving tour. No walking requited. Advance registration required. See website calendar for details. Coordinated by Rick Schofield. Snook Islands 9-11 a.m. May 6, Lucerne Ave. adjacent to Bryant Park, Lake Worth. Boardwalk or paved level surface; less than 1 mile. Family friendly and handicapped accessible. Leader: Gael Silverblatt. Pelagic Birding 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Easy. Viewing is mainly from boat. Advance registration required and there is an associated cost; see website for details. Leader: Rick Schofield. Green Cay Wetlands 5-7 p.m. May 18. Easy walk with boardwalk or paved level surfaces. Less than one mile. Family-friendly. Handicap Accessible. Leader: Valleri Brauer. 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. Members Only Field Trip to the WMODA 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 17. A bus trip with a lunch stop at Mizner Park.CityPlace 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. May 4: Lauren Echo Band (Classic Rock and Soul) May 5: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta with Tairon Aguilera, DJ Arrow & DJ Yass May 11: TGIFamily May 12: Elastic Bond (Latin Soul) Palm Beach Symphony in the Square 1-2 p.m. May 5. Step on up and try your hand at conducting a Palm Beach Symphony ensemble by the fountains. Walking Art Tour 9-11 a.m. May 8 and 15, and 3-5 p.m. May 12 and 19. Explore the art installations and murals on this 90-minute guided walking tour which ends with refreshments and appetizers at Hilton West Palm Beach. Bring your dog on May 8 only for National Pet Week. Get tickets at The 4th Annual CityPlace Job Fair 3:30-6 p.m. May 9. On-site recruiting by local West Palm Beach employers. All job seekers are welcome: full-time, parttime, weekends, sales, management, etc. For more information, please visit www. Wellness Wednesday: Meditation 7-8 p.m. May 9. Meditation expert Matt Cardone coaches you through various breathing and mindfulness techniques. DJ Adam Lipson will perform beats to assist in relaxation. Budgets Made Easy by Capital One Caf 2-3 p.m. May 10. A free informational session on budgets. TGIFamily: Ma & Paw 5:3010:30 p.m. May 11. Celebrate National Pet Week and Mothers Day with entertainment and activities. Music and Painting at Brother Jimmys 9 p.m. May 11. An immersive art performance with live painting by Emmanuel Gonzales and live music by Marcus Solo. Psychology of Spending by Capital One Caf 4-5 p.m. May 12 and noon-1 p.m. May 15. Learn your money personality and its impact on your attitudes, relationship with money and spending habits. Free. Armory Art Center Experience Noon to 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday through May 13. Demonstrations of techniques taught in art classes for adults, hands-on workshops for children and ongoing faculty exhibitions on display. Features artists Anthony Burks and Hillary Putnam. The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Info: 561-471-2901; www. 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.Downtown at the Gardens 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. 561-340-1600; www. Friday concerts: 6-9 p.m. Free. May 4: Altered Roots May 11: Sting Police May 18: The Other Guys May 25: Casey Raines 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. 561-655-2833; Mothers Day May 12-13 Founders Day June 5 Independence Day Celebration July 4 Grandparents Day Sept. 9GardensArt A city of Palm Beach Gardens Art in Public Places, various locations. 561-630-1100 or visit www. Digesting My Memories A solo exhibition by artist Henriett Anri Michel on display through May 30 at Sandhill Crane Golf Clubhouse,11401 Northlake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens.The Happiness Club of Palm Beach Meets at 5 p.m. the first Monday of every month at Bice Restaurant, 313 Peruvian Ave., Palm Beach. Donation: $20 at the door or online at The Historical Society of Palm Beach Countys Richard and Pat Johnson History Museum 300 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. 561-832-4164; Exhibitions: Picturing Nam Through May 25. Beaches, Creatures and Cowboys: Florida Movie Posters June 4-July 28. 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; Exhibition: The 48th annual Kindergarten 12th Grade Show and Sale Through May 25. Student artists from public and private schools from ages 5-18. Opening reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 2 for grades 6-12 and 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 3 for grades K-5.Loggerhead Marinelife Center 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. 561-6278280; Manatee Lagoon 6000 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. The FPL EcoDiscovery Center. Info: 561-626-2833; The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach 411 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Info: 561-868-7701; Multilingual Language & Cultural Society 210 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Info: 561-2281688 or DROP-in classes French, Italian, Spanish. Pay as you go, $40 for a two-hour class. Reservations required.The Norton Museum of Art 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Free admission. Info: 561-832-5196; www. Channeling Immortality Through May 6. Old School Square 51 S. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach. 561-243-7922; www. Tito Puente Jr. 8 p.m. May 5, Crest Theatre. Tickets: $65/$55. Delray Beach Craft Beer Fest May 11 in the Pavilion. The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. every day. Tickets: $18.95 adults; $16.95 seniors, $12.95 age 3-12, free for younger than 3. Info: 561-533-0887; The River Center 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. TuesdaySaturday. This teaching facility and recreation area offers programs to enrich the community and the river. Call 561743-7123; The Society of the Four Arts 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Call 561-655-7227; In the Esther B. OKeeffe Gallery: Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Admission: $5; no charge for Four Arts members and children 14 and younger. AREA MARKETS Singer 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. www.singerislandgreenmarket. com. Lake 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 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; greenmarket.Jupiter Farmers Market at El Sol 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, yearround, 106 Military Trail, Jupiter. Info: 283-5856; www.Jupiterfarmersmarket. com. Waterfront Market at Harbourside Place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays along the waterfront. Fresh produce, specialty foods, flowers and plants and local art. Yoga class at 10 a.m. Live music at noon. Free parking during the market. Pet friendly. The 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; Tiki 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. CALENDAR


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B7 LATEST FILMSAvengers: Infinity WarIs it worth $10? YesSince Iron Man in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been using cutting-edge visual effects to tell entertaining stories on a grand scale and has billions in box office gross to show for it. Nothing, however, can prepare you for what happens in Avengers: Infinity War, which is guaranteed to shock you. No worries, this is a spoilerfree review. Just be prepared for anything, because stuff is about to go down. The premise has been teased and known for years: Thanos (Josh Brolin), the baddest villain in the galaxy, seeks to acquire all six Infinity Stones, which will give him absolute power in the universe. Its up to the principals of the MCU to stop him: Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), the Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), and more. Numerous supporting characters from the MCU also appear, and its a credit to writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, as well as director-brothers Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: Civil War), that the 149-minute film is balanced and never rushed, with all the characters feeling prominent and necessary. The disparate storylines connect in a logical, unforced way, and the chemistry among the cast members, especially those whove never shared the screen before, is seamless. Its as if the actors have watched one anothers movies and are excited to finally work together. Expectedly, the action, visual effects and spectacle of it all are impressive, but what should not be overlooked is its humor. Spider-Man has choice pop culture references, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) offers some good laughs, and Downeys Tony Stark is, well, his amusing self. Heres why this is important: If the movie were all action, death and destruction, it would be joyless (you know, like DCs Batman v. Superman). Adding the humor and interspersing some softer colors engages the audience with warmth, and makes you like and root for the characters. Without this it would be all gloom and despair, yielding a final product dourer than it should be. Avengers: Infinity War is not a great movie, but it is certainly good a popcorn muncher thats thoroughly enjoyable and not at all a let down. Regarding the ending, remember this is part one of two, with the as yet untitled Infinity War sequel opening May 3, 2019. If youre a fan of the MCU, odds are youll spend a good amount of time between now and then speculating whats to come, and the fact that this Infinity War inspires that discussion is significant in itself. Per usual, for an idea of whats next stay through the credits theres a scene at the end you will not want to miss. dan >> Fans will not have to wait long for the next MCU installment Ant-Man and the Wasp opens July 6.Did you know? FILM CAPSULESI Feel Pretty (Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Tom Hopper) A woman with low selfesteem (Schumer) bangs her head and now views herself as beautiful, though she looks the same to the rest of the world. Its got a great message and will be a great for a group of girl friends to enjoy together, but its not consistently funny for the rest of us. Rated PG-13.Truth or Dare (Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Sophia Ali) College seniors enjoy spring break in Mexico, but return to school cursed to play Truth or Dare; if they dont play, they die. Its a fun idea to put real life-or-death stakes on a game so many of us have played, but the filmmakers dont do quite enough with it to keep us entertained throughout. Rated PG-13.Beirut (Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike, Dean Norris) A U.S. diplomat (Hamm) in early s Beirut must negotiate the release of an old friend whos been taken hostage by terrorists. Its laborious to the point that you stop caring whether the hostage, diplomat, or anyone else comes out alive. Rated R.Ready Player One (Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn) In 2045, people use avatars to search for an Easter Egg in a virtual reality world. The visuals and action are great in director Steven Spielbergs latest, but its the retro pop culture references, along with the classic rock soundtrack, that make this an absolute blast. Rated PG-13. CONTRACT BRIDGERationale of good declarer play BY STEVE BECKERHere is a test of good technique in declarer play. Lets say youre in four hearts and West leads the queen of spades. You play low from dummy and ruff the spade continuation. How would you proceed? The club loser is inescapable, so the problem is to avoid losing two diamond tricks, one of which must be lost in any case. Two factors are obvious. If the trumps are divided 2-2, you can make the contract by drawing them and playing the A-K and another diamond. The fourth diamond can then be ruffed in dummy if the missing diamonds are not divided 3-3. Likewise, you will be in good shape if the diamonds are divided evenly, whether trumps are drawn early or not. So you proceed on the assumption that both suits will break badly and consider what, if anything, you can do about it. Note that you cannot afford to test the trump situation by first drawing two rounds. If you did this and then played the A-K and another diamond, you could be defeated by a trump return, as in the actual deal. The way to give yourself the best chance is to cash one high trump at trick three and then lead a low diamond. This gives you the maximum protection against bad breaks. Assume the diamond is taken and a spade is returned. You ruff and cash a second round of trumps, hoping they are divided 2-2. But when West shows out, you next play the A-K of diamonds, still hoping for a 3-3 break in that suit. The diamonds dont split, but you get lucky when it turns out that East is the one with the greater length. This allows you to ruff a fourth diamond in dummy safely, and you wind up making the contract. At no point were you sure youd make four hearts, but at least you followed the line of play that offered the best chance of success.


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PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B11 FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFFBallet Palm Beach closes its 2017/2018 season with a work inspired by the Bard. It will offer the mixed bill A Midsummer Nights Dream and Other Works May 5-6 at Palm Beach State Colleges Eissey Campus Theatre. Opening the mixed bill is George Balanchines Who Cares?, presented in its concert version. Set to music by George Gershwin, the ballet evokes the exuberance of New York City with romantic pas de deux, syncopated group numbers and virtuosic solos. A Midsummer Nights Dream turns Shakespeares comedy of love triangles and magic into a one-act ballet, perfect for families of all ages. Felix Mendelssohns music beckons audiences to the Athenian woodland, where fairy capers pose hilarious results for unsuspecting mortals. McKeely Borger plays the mischievous Puck. The bickering fairy royals, Queen Titania and King Oberon, will be danced by Lily Ojea Loveland and guest principal dancer, David Ward. Select students from Ballet Palm Beach Academy also will be featured alongside professional company dancers. The academy students are excited to go through the rehearsal and performance process with us, said Ballet Palm Beach dancer Lily Ojea Loveland. It is important for students to gain these experiences, especially if they wish to pursue a professional career in dance. As for the guest artist, Mr. Ward, who hails from England, trained with the English National Ballet School and went on to be a soloist at the Northern Ballet in Leeds and most recently BalletMet. In addition to the Shakespeare and the Balanchine, Ballet Palm Beach will present works from its repertoire. Saint-Sans Suite, a neoclassical work choreographed by Artistic Director Colleen Smith, aims to embody Saint-Sans sparkling music while showcasing the versatility and strength of the company dancers. Space Between Words, set to music by minimalist composer Arvo Prt, is an intricate, contemporary-styled piece by local choreographer Donna Murray. Performances are 7:30 p.m. May 5 and 4 p.m. May 6 at Palm Beach Stage Colleges Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets available at 800-297-8309 or 561-814-5598. Group of 12 or more get a 10 percent discount upon calling the box office. Student discounts also are available. Ballet Palm Beach finds inspiration in Shakespeare SMITH OJEA LOVELAND PHOTO BY JANINE HARRIS Lily Ojea Loveland as Queen Titania with Bottom in Ballet Palm Beachs production of A Midsummer Nights Dream.


B12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLYNavarrete, Missy Pierce and Renata Rodrigues. At the end of the Summer in Paradise promotion, the houses will be auctioned, with the money benefiting the nonprofit that built the house. Between June 7 and July 26, visitors will find plenty of other reasons to visit downtown, from Clematis by Night to Sunday on the Waterfront. For more information about Summer in Paradise, and other waterfront events, visit, call 561822-1515 or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB and on Twitter and Instagram @westpalmbch. Whats up downtown? If youre wondering whats happening downtown after they clean up after SunFest, mark your calendar for these events: Clematis by Night returns to its usual schedule on May 10, with live music, food, drink and a sunset near the water from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Eli Mosley May 10 Wonderama May 17 Paul Anthony & The Reggae Souljahs May 24 The Goodnicks May 31 Your favorite free outdoor theater beneath the stars returns to the Great Lawn on May 11. Screen on the Green will feature a make-and-take creative craft for kids, followed by a screening of the new updated Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson. The fun begins at 7 p.m. The movie starts at 8 p.m. Bring your own chairs or blankets and pack a picnic dinner or pick up takeout downtown. Sunday on the Waterfront returns on May 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. with a tribute to two of musics most outspoken women: A double-header of Katy Perry and Gwen Stefani is planned for this free concert at the Meyer Amphitheatre, 104 Datura St., West Palm Beach. For more information, visit www.wpb. org. Cinco de Mayo Local eateries want to help you celebrate with authentic food and drink. If youre looking for somewhere to raise a margarita and who ever needed a reason for that? here are a few options: Cinco de Mayo at The Butcher Shop 11 a.m. May 5, 209 Sixth St., West Palm Beach. Authentic drink and food specials all day. 561-812-2336. Roccos Tacos Cinco de Mayo Block Party 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. May 5, 224 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Cocktails, street food, music, giveaways. 561-650-1001; Cinco de Mayo at Accomplice Brewery 5 p.m. May 5, 1023 N. Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach. 561568-7242; CityPlace Cinco de Mayo Fiesta 6-11 p.m. May 5, CityPlace Plaza, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. Entertainment, dancers, art and food, $4 tacos, $4 empanadas and signature cocktails is a strawberry daiquiri served on a fresh cut coconut. www.cityplace. com or 561-366-1000. Cinco De Mayo Party Margaritas with Glitter 7-10 p.m. May 5, Uptown Art, 510 Evernia Street, West Palm Beach. BYO tequila and they provide the margarita mixers, limes, chips and salsa. Reservations are highly recommended. $30. 561-899-3980. Cinco de Mayo Patio Party 11 a.m.-10 p.m. May 5, LIME Fresh Mexican Grill, 1880 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561.323.4819; play through the same massive sound systems as the international headliners surrounding them. Beyond, there are the same backstage accommodations as the touring acts; a one-day pass for the entire day on which an artist performs, and payment for one set that equals or surpasses what they would make playing a full evening at a club. This years local and regional artists run the gamut from pop, hip-hop and reggae to rock, bluegrass and a DJ, and may be epitomized by two disparate bands playing practically simultaneous sets on Saturday afternoon. Opening the northern Ford Stage that day is the String Assassins, a 4-yearold, Treasure Coast-based quintet with members ranging in age from their 20s to their 60s, and best-known for bluegrass-infused interpretations of material from the Allman Brothers Band to Pink Floyd. The southern JetBlue Stage opener on Saturday is Thoughts, a 9-month-old power-pop collective of teenagers educated at area School of Rock locations that will play mostly original material from its recently released EP, Heart It Breaks. Further contrast lies in the fact that the String Assassins (guitarist/vocalists Mark Mangrove Shubert and Matt Gill, guitarist Dr. Jay Kuchera, bassist/vocalist Dennis Lasher, and 23-year-old violinist Paddy King) make their SunFest debut, while the members of Thoughts (vocalist/guitarist Ben Rothschild, bassist/vocalist Angel Leiser, and drummer/ vocalist Roman Conde) already have performed at the event multiple times. Angel and I played SunFest in 2015 with our previous band, Jumbo Shrimp, says Mr. Rothschild, although wed played the kids stage before with the School of Rock band. But you cant get your friends to come out and see you play covers on the kids stage the way they will to see you play originals on a main stage. Angel and I left Jumbo Shrimp because we wanted to tour more than the younger members, and Thoughts has done East Coast and Southeastern tours since. The 19-year-old SunFest veteran sounds practically grizzled compared to the String Assassins 61-year-old Mr. Shubert, whos exuberant to appear at the event for the first time. Were so stoked, but humbled at the same time, he says. Itll be a high point in all of our careers. Thoughts will blend in a cover song or two amid its original EP material, while the String Assassins will do the opposite. We have around six original tunes now, Mr. Shubert says. Well probably do three at SunFest, along with covers like the medley of Pink Floyds Breathe and Time; Jimi Hendrixs Voodoo Child, Americas Ventura Highway, and Led Zeppelins Going To California, where Paddy does some great violin playing. Hes incredibly intuitive, and destined for great things. The String Assassins vocal harmonies, guitar interplay and unique arrangements had already made them a formidable unit for years before Mr. King more recently joined full-time. The young violinists solos stand out, and his rhythm playing provides a percussive quality to the drum-free ensemble. Thoughts presents the classic guitar-bass-drums format, augmented at SunFest by the addition of keyboardist, trumpeter and vocalist Guido Parente for texture. Well do a couple cover tunes, says Mr. Rothschild. Im not sure which yet, but one will definitely be Stevie Wonders I Wish. At a recent club appearance, Mr. Rothschilds natural baritone voice easily soared into an alto range on the funk classic by Mr. Wonder, while the animated Ms. Leiser moved around the stage like shed been there her whole life. Which, for the most part, she has. She and Mr. Rothschilds natural chemistry has been honed since the two started playing together 10 years ago with Mr. Conde at the School of Rocks North Palm Beach and Lake Worth locations both owned by Mr. Rothschilds father, Rick Rothschild. The Heart It Breaks originals showcase throwback influences The Beatles, The Who, Pink Floyd, Chic and Fleetwood Mac all delivered with a modern twist by the trio. Roman is a great drummer, and hes the right fit musically and personalitywise, says Mr. Rothschild. Its comfortable to have all the right parts. And Angel and I are great friends, and she has so much energy. So SunFest will be a blast. It always is. HAPPENINGSFrom page 1SUNFESTFrom page 1 SunFest>> May 3 Brothers of Others (5:15-6 p.m. on the central Tire Kingdom Stage). The rock trio of vocalist/bassist Joshua Stedman, guitarist/ vocalist Vic Kingsley, and drummer/vocalist Derek Cintron has been called the Miami Beach hotel band primed to go international. Marley Waters (6-6:45 p.m. on the northern Ford Stage). A Jamaican-American singer/ songwriter, Mr. Waters grew up in Boston as a Christian rapper, and also spent time in Los Angeles crafting a career thats had him rubbing shoulders with Lil Wayne and Wyclef Jean. >> May 4 Hell & Hollar (5:45-6:30 p.m. on the southern jetBlue Stage). Performing heavy original rock and blues, this West Palm Beach band features guitarist/vocalist Blake Burns, bassist Johnny Dusko, drummer Nate Largent, and multi-instrumentalist Mike McCleary. www. DJ Adam Lipson (6:45-7:30 p.m. on the Ford Stage). A Brooklyn-born DJ in uenced by his fathers vinyl record collection, Mr. Lipson has ascended to current residencies in Palm Beach, the Hamptons and St. Tropez. www. >> May 5 Thoughts (1-1:45 p.m. on the jetBlue Stage). String Assassins (1:15-2 p.m. on the Ford Stage). NostalJah (1:15-2 p.m. on the Tire Kingdom Stage). A Cape Coral-based reggae band, NostalJah adds hints of R&B to deliver a positive message through its roots reggae style. The Captain (6:15-7 p.m. on the jetBlue Stage). California-born and South Floridaraised, The Captain grew up in a household lled with music and poetry, and uses the in uence via vocals and spoken words that are often reality-based. Nite Box (6:45-7:30 p.m. on the Tire Kingdom Stage). This four-piece band of area School of Rock-educated teenagers promises that no two shows are ever the same, and uses improvisation to combine elements of rock, rap, jazz, pop, and hip-hop. www. cial Paul Anthony & the Reggae Souljahs (7-7:45 p.m. on the Ford Stage). Currently holding down a residency at the Boca Raton resort the Waldorf Astoria, this band is led by its namesake vocalist, son of singer Pat Satchmo, who toured with Bob Marley and recorded with Lee Scratch Perry. >> May 6 DAFEAUXNITO (4:45-5:15 p.m. on the Tire Kingdom Stage). A hip-hop duo from West Palm Beach, DAFEAUXNITO features emcees Rodolfo Beckles and Steven DelRosario. www. Battle of the Bands winner Big Sounds Better (5-5:30 p.m. on the jetBlue Stage). SunFest executive director Paul Jamieson expressed admiration at the talent level of the festivals battle of the bands, which produced this winning sextet mixing hip-hop, rock, pop, and R&B. Sonali (5-5:45 p.m. on the Ford Stage). A Floridian now based in New York City, this singer-songwriter also traded in her acoustic guitar for a more produced sound of synthesizers and drum programming after overcoming a two-year battle with Chronic Lyme Disease. >> Where: Flagler Drive along the Intracoastal Waterway between Banyan Boulevard and Lakeview Drive, downtown West Palm Beach. >> Info and tickets: ($43-$54, with discount two-day, four-day, youth and senior packages). 800-SUNFEST (786-3378) or www.sunfest. com. awards and accolades the performers have earned since they debuted in 2006. The quartet loves performing, but thats only part of its purpose. Their heartfelt mission is to bring classical music to inner-city schools to perform for kids who might never have heard live classical music. The foursome will budget time to perform at five local schools and for the residents at MorseLife while theyre here. First up is a 60-minute performance at the Brightline Station at 2:30 p.m. May 6, where theyll perform both jazz and classical works. This concert is free. On May 7, the quartet performs at Rosarian Academy at 7 p.m. A program of Debussy and Schubert will be combined with pieces by Antonia Carlos Jobim and Dizzy Gillespie. Tickets are required. Theyre $30 for adults and $5 for students. The quartet will wrap its performances in West Palm Beach on Thursday, May 10, at the Blind Monk with a special Happy Hour performance at 6 p.m., when theyll be joined by acclaimed oboist James Austin Smith of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Youd better have reservations if you want to see this show. The cozy space will surely sell out, especially with this deal that includes tapas, beer and wine for $45. The Brightline Station is at 501 Evernia St., the Rosarian Academy is at 807 N. Flagler Drive, and the Blind Monk is at 410 Evernia St., all in West Palm Beach. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 561-379-6773 or visit www. QUARTETFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTODJ Adam Lipson


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B13 Chef Owned C 181 N US Highway 1, Tequesta | 561-406-5000 4595 Northlake Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens 561-622-2259 962 SW Saint Lucie West Blvd, Port Saint Lucie | 772-871-5533 860 SW Federal Hwy, Stuart | 772-219-3340Locations:All our Seafood comes Fresh from New Bedford Mass!! Lobster Roll$18.50reg. $19.90 Exp. 5/10/18FW Fried Shrimp Basket$10.50reg. $12.90 Exp. 5/10/18FWBeer & Wine Available SYMPHONICBANDOFTHEPALMBEACHESAmericanaPiano Virtuoso David Crohan & Patriotic Favorites Classics from Aaron Copland, Henry Fillmore, John Williams, Hoagy Carmichael, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson & more!Friday, May 18, 7:30 p.m., Eissey Campus eatre Monday, May 21, 7:30 p.m., Duncan eatre Tickets: $20 561-832-3115 PUZZLESF I RS T OF THE F I F TH H OROSCO P ESTAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You know how to balance lifes practical aspects with the poetic. This gives you a special edge this week in both your professional endeavors and your personal life. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Focus on keeping a balance between your home-related activities and your workplace responsibilities. Be mindful of both without obsessing over one or the other. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A change in plans is likely as you discover more facts about a possible commitment. Continue to ask questions and, if youre not sure about the answers, demand proof. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Be careful not to let that Leonine pride keep you from seeking wise, experienced counsel before making an important decision. A family member once again seeks your help. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) That surge of Virgo energy drives you to take on more work assignments. Be careful you dont overdo it, or you might find yourself overdone: i.e., burned out. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your decision to be upfront with colleagues on a touchy matter causes some consternation at first. But in the end, your honesty wins their trust and admiration. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) As in the past, someone again wants to share a secret with you, knowing it will be safe. But do you really want to be this persons confidante? Think about it. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) As one of natures straight shooters, you seek to correct misconceptions about a project. Do so, of course, but without giving away too much too soon. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Creative pursuits continue to be strong in the gifted Goats aspect. New friendships can come from sharing these experiences with like-minded art aficionados. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Resolve lingering grumblings over your way of doing things by keeping your mind open to suggestions while continuing to show how your plans will work. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The perceptive Piscean might find that changing course in midstream isnt as workable as it would seem. Explore this option before making a decision. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Taking advice isnt always easy for selfassured Rams and Ewes who think they know whats best. But it wouldnt hurt to listen to what close colleagues have to say. BORN THIS WEEK: Your willingness to share your love of lifes good things brings joy to many, including, of course, yourself. SEE ANSWERS, B3 SEE ANSWERS, B3 By Linda Thistle S UD O KUDifficulty level: Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.


10 B14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 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@ SOCIETY10th annual Legacy Place Fork & Cork 1. Brie Hamma, Tara Melby, Sean Waglow, George Lott and Kennedy Lott 2. Jason Fagnano, Jase Fagnano and Raquel Fagnano 3. Cris Martinez, Catriona Sherwin, Travis Sherwin and Felicia Rodriguez 4. Joe Chase, Kim Chase, Kathy Picciano and Rich Kelly 5. Jan Norris and Virginia Sinicki 6. Kaitlyn Nicholson, Jennifer Castro, Diego Castro, Oswaldo Castro and Susanna Castro 7. Thea Hay, Erin Hay and Andrew Hay 8. Laura Tingo, Kayla Willson, Heather Helphrey and Jane Doherty 9. Renee Metzger, Kari McCord and Jennifer Maconia 10. Richard Blume, Lori Reading, Joyce Perlick and Warren Reading 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Greta von Unruh, Ken Parent and Camie Swinson


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B15The Dish: Burrito de Chorizo The Place: Los Altos Jalisco, 6611 S. Dixie Highway (just north of Napoleon Bakery), West Palm Beach; 561-3012440. The Price: $8.99 The Details: A stop at Los Altos Jalisco made for happy snacking one Saturday afternoon. Inside, the small space is tidy, with decor thats evocative of Mexico. The menu matches. The sausage in this chorizo burrito was moist and flavorful. It had been tossed in an earthy tomato sauce that lent it a mild heat. And a pastor enchilada was packed with tender bits of pork and cheese and served in a tangy red sauce. Its not fine dining, but it is good eating. What could be finer than that? Sc ott SimmonsTHE DISH: Highlights from local menus SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLYPlaces for tacosA trio worth noting3JANSTHREE FOR2 TAQUERIA TACO CHULA10800 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. 561-530-7755; Another little jazzy taco spot thats tucked away: this in the Tanglewood Plaza in Palm Beach Gardens. The friendly family-owned shop turns out tasty traditional authentic tacos soft or hard shell, and all gluten-free. Fillings are a pastor or carnitas pork, barbacoa, chorizo, chicken and vegetarian. The salsa rioja is made in-house, as are all their aguitas refreshing drinks. Just sorry they close at 9 every day. (Hint, hint: Taco eaters are late nighters!)1 CHOLO SOY COCINA3715 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. 561-619-7018; At this tiny slot 600 square feet on West Palm Beachs Antique Row, find Andean-American cuisine based on the chefs stint in Ecuador. Clay Carnes grinds corn to make masa for the tortillas that wrap up grilled steak, pork belly, fish or a vegetarian combo, topped with fresh radishes, cheese, cabbage and mango sauce among others. Theyre a splurge as tacos go, but you really can taste the difference.3 TACOS AL CARBON2200 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. 561-812-3565. 4420 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth. 561-432-8474.. Heres the go-to for all those wanting a good, nonchain taco at 3 in the morning. OK, theyre a mini chain of a few, but foods nothing like that drive-thru repped by a Chihuahua. Their window is open 24/7, and is busy no matter what time you go. They serve up frou-frou free tacos; we like the pastor here. Get it with street corn dont miss that thing. Cheap, a little dive-like, and just right for what youre after at that hour. Jan Norris, FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby fall on the same Saturday this year, May 5, making for a big party opportunity at area restaurants. For diners who don the hats and party for hours to watch The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports, The Cooper in PGA Commons will set a Southern backdrop. Offered up are a Run for the Roses cocktail or a mint julep and a traditional Kentucky Hot Brown: an open-faced shaved turkey sandwich on rye toast with a Mornay sauce (Chef Adam Brown gives it a twist with pimentos) and bacon. Fried green tomatoes and special bourbon-laced deviled eggs also are on the list. If youre the betting type, make plans to watch the race at the Burger Bar in Palm Beach Gardens. Derby day diners will be asked to pick a horse, and if it wins the roses, their bill is cut in half. $5 margaritas, shots of Patron, and Corona beers for Cinco de Mayo are served that day for the fiesta types. To go loco for Cinco de Mayo, get to a Roccos Tacos DJs, free tequila pouring by Rocco Mandel, prizes and drink specials are part of the chains yearly block party the Mexican equivalent of St. Pats Day. Wheres Ro cco? F ollow him as he makes the rounds to all seven of his restaurants at By the way, with more than 330 varieties of tequila at the restaurants, he has the agave market cornered. Roccos in Palm Beach County are in PGA Commons, on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach, Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, and Boca Raton. Start the fiesta early at Calveras Cantina at Harbourside Place in Jupiter. The cantina throws a block party with three outdoor bars, a taco tent, and the cute part: Chihuahua races that benefit Jupiter Dog Races (at 1, 4 and 8 p.m.). A mariachi band performs 1-6 p.m., then DJ Lucho spins it until 1 a.m. The Grandview Public Market is offering drink specials, as well as tacos and pupusas (stuffed thick tortillas) for Cinco de Mayo. It opens early, at 7 a.m. and rocks until 10:30. A mariachi band plays. For the north enders, up in Stuart at Ians Tropical Grill, Chef Eric Grupta serves up a Derby party mixed with Cinco de Mayo. Drink specials abound, with $6 Derby drinks and mint juleps all night long. A $100 gift certificate goes to the best hat wearer. For Cinco de Mayo, a special taco and ceviche menu is in place, with tequila cocktails. To learn how to make tacos al pastor, drop in at the Mandel Public Library on Clematis Saturday. From 2-4 p.m., Chef Pedro Alaniz will prepare the classic tacos, and a band, Mariachi Pancho Villa, plays. Its free to all.Mothers Day You waited too long last year. Make amends and get on it, making reservations for Mothers Day meals. (Its the No. 1 dining out day in the U.S.) Rules: Reserve early. Tips and tax arent included in quoted prices. Buffets are usually unlimited but ask before going for seconds. Dont take food you wont eat just because its there. Keep kids from sticking their hands in the buffet lines and dont let them run wild. Here are some of those offering specials on Sunday, May 13: Chez LEpicier in Palm Beach has a three-course prix fixe served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Highlights from each course: watermelon gazpacho; grilled tuna with fennel and green olive vinaigrette; braised lamb shank, orechiette with local shrimp; lavender crme brulee, or a platter of homemade macarons. Drinks a la carte. $65 per person (no sharing); 561-508-7030. Sant Ambroeus in Palm Beach offers a three-course brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an appetizer buffet, choice of entre, and a dessert buffet. $85 per person. 561-285-7990. Leopard Lounge at the Chesterfield in Palm Beach puts out a buffet that includes a seafood display, gourmet salads, carving stations of lamb and beef, and a lobster eggs Benedict, among others. A dessert station caps the meal. $99 adults; $45 kids 12 and under. 561-659-5800. Caf Boulud in Palm Beach puts on a buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Highlights include blue crab deviled eggs, avocado toast, plus a large dessert buffet. Adults, $105; kids under 12, $45. 561-655-6060. Temple Orange at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Palm Beach serves brunch from noon to 3 p.m. It features a live entertainment, a brunch buffet with omelet, carving and action stations, and a dessert buffet. Included in the price are a Champagne garden, bloody Mary bar and craft beer selection. $105 for adults, and $20 kids 5-12. 561-540-4923. Basque at Biba in West Palm Beach is serving a family-friendly brunch 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with live music, a la carte menu specials and free sangria for moms. 561-557-7875. Bistro Ten Zero One in the West Palm Beach Marriott will have a buffet at three seatings noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Salads, seafoods, charcuterie, carving stations, entrees and desserts are on the menu. Unlimited mimosas and sparkling wines. $48 adults; $24 kids 4-12, and under 4, free. 561-833-1234. Salute Market in Palm Beach Gardens has free mimosas all day for moms. Signature brunch is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with highlights such as a smoked salmon display, short ribs, eggs Benedict, omelet and waffle stations, antipasto display and Jupiter donuts on the tables. Adults $34, kids 12-5, $18 and those under 5, free. 561-425-5651. Ironwood at PGA National serves a brunch buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with unlimited mimosas for moms. Menu highlights: Smoothies on arrival, then omelet station, waffles or Cuban bread French toast. Asian chicken salad; curried ancient grains salad. King crab legs, poached shrimp, prime rib, butterbasted turkey, glazed salmon buffet $89 adults; $29 for kids 6-12. 561-627-4852. Serenity Tea House in West Palm Beach offers up high tea with Champagne May 12-13. Lobster bisque, pots of tea, scones, sandwiches, desserts and pastries. $32 per person. 561-655-3911.In briefSorry to hear of the passing of JeanPierre Levierrier at just 62. He opened Chez Jean-Pierre in Palm Beach in 1991 and took the island by storm. The French restaurant is a mainstay on the island, serving a mix of classic and modern French dishes, grounded in classical technique. A gentle giant and teacher to many, including this reporter, hell be missed. Picks for Cinco de Mayo and Derby Day; dont forget Mom


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PAGE 45 FLORIDA WEEKLY4 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 Section EditorScott SimmonsPresentation Editor Eric Raddatz Copy Editor Ron Hayes Publisher Melissa Barton Account Executives Maurice Bryant Gina Richey Graphic Designers Chris Andruskiewicz Alisa Bowman Paul Heinrich Linda Iskra Hannah Kruse Meg Roloff Scott Sleeper Sales & Marketing Assistant Betsy JimenezFlorida Weekly11380 Prosperity Farms Road Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410 Ph: 561.904.6470 Fx: 561.904.6456 Subscriptions:Call 239.333.2135 or visit One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. Welcome to Florida Weeklys Best special section The is Florida Weeklys take on some of the best, of course, but also some of the wackiest, most wondrous, obscure, ridiculous and even scandalous people and things that make South Florida such a great place to live. Many best of publications are filled solely with content thats bought and paid for; thats not our style at Florida Weekly. Yes, our advertisers the folks who make this piece of Floridian pulp and history you hold in your hands possible receive shout-outs from us in these pages. Its only fair. But the bulk of our Best section has nothing to do with invoices or ballot-box stuffing. The nonscientific, noncrowdsourced process by which we choose our Best winners begins with a brainstorming meeting of our writers and editors. A couple of months later, after scouring the nooks and crannies of the region and our Florida Weekly archives, this section emerges: page after page of things we praise and applaud, pontificate on and poke fun at. Herewith, our Best. We had fun doing it, and we hope you have fun reading it. Heres to the Best of South Florida 2018. ONLYINPARADISE PAGEThe people and institutions make the place, and Palm Beach County has its share of characters, achievers, do-gooders, movers and shakers and scores of institutions and nonprofits to keep our staff supplied with stories all year round.CALLUSCRAZY PAGESometimes its called Flori-Duh, and often the news stories across the country begin, A Florida Man (or woman). Theres no denying it. We have wild politics and colorful folks who do interesting, notable, corrupt, or even illegal things.HOMESWEET HOMEPAGEbWhether you already live in South Florida or look forward to settling here someday, there are lots of people at the ready to make sure its always the BEST home, sweet home from those who can help you find financing, to building, furnishing or decorating your abode, to someone to watch over it when you have to tear yourself away for whatever reason.LETUSENTERTAIN YOUPAGEbWhen it comes to leisure time, we cannot live on beaches and sunsets alone. We need live theater and music, shopping and movies, resorts, museums and galleries, places to take the kids and grandkids and other places to send our houseguests to explore on their own when everyone needs a little space. Lucky for us, South Florida has the BEST of them all. GETTINGAROUND PAGEttWhat moves you? Oh the places we can go, and the choices to get there boats, ferries, cars, trucks, trolleys. When the mood strikes, take your pick and roll out! We have them all.ATYOURSERVICE PAGEtFor those with the time, skills and the tools, doit-yourself projects have their place. But when it comes to the serious business of life, we always go the BEST professional route. Take that path when you need help with finances, legal matters, insurance or planning that well-deserved vacation.FEELINGGOOD LOOKINGGOOD PAGEtnLets face it, Floridians feel better and look better than folks in most other parts of the country. After all, it was here Juan Ponce de Leon came in search of the fountain of youth. Whether you need treatment for an illness, or seek to brighten your physical appearance, the BEST providers are here.BONAPPTIT PAGEtbLearning about food, dining out, cooking, taking photos of the food we eat its the great American pastime. Every kind of cuisine, offering the BEST, freshest ingredients and a wide variety of ambience, can be found here. Best contributing writers: Ron Hayes, Jan Norris, John Thomason and Mary Thurwachter. Best cover design: Florida artist extraordinaire Leoma Lovegrove. INSIDE


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FLORIDA WEEKLY6 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 Only in ParadiseThe people and institutions make the place, and South Florida has its share of characters, achievers, do-gooders, movers and shakers and scores of institutions and nonprofits to keep our staff supplied with stories all year round. CITIZENSOFTHEYEARAWARDThe Parkland Massacre SurvivorsTheres no shortage of ideas about how to curb gun violence in America. Tougher background checks. Armed personnel in schools. A ban on assault-style weapons. Reasonable men and women may differ. But the young men and women who emerged alive from the barrage of bullets that killed 17 of their classmates and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentines Day 2018 have organized their generation with articulate grace, passion and intelligence. You dont have to agree with their goals to acknowledge that theyve embraced democracy with a sense of decency and maturity that shows the world America at its BEST. BESTSPOTFORAPROTESTSIGNThe Impeachment Now billboard on Interstate 95Mad Dog PAC, an anti-Trump political action committee, has rented billboards in Pennsylv ania, California, Virginia and Ohio. But their latest installation, which appeared from March 19-April 15, really brought the message home. The giant billboard with its red, white and blue message Impeachment Now Make America Great Again stood at the southwest corner of I-95 and Southern Boulevard, where the targets motorcade couldnt fail to see it on his way to and from Mar-a-Lago and the airport or even more often, Mar-a-Lago and the Trump golf course.MOSTOPTIMISTICCAPITALISTSThe folks who dreamed up BrightlineWere trying. Were really trying. But so far we just cant convince ourselves that enough tourists and Florida drivers are going to fall in love with a fast-rail train service that whisks passengers from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale in 35 minutes, but then deposits them at the station to find some other ride to their final destination. At $20 a trip. But maybe were wrong. After the West Palm/Fort Lauderdale service had been running for nearly two months, the Brightline CEO told the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce that ridership was THREE TIMES what the company had predicted. Wow! On the other hand, we couldnt help noticing that Mr. CEO didnt reveal just what the company had predicted. After all, if you expect only 10 riders a day but get 30, thats three times your prediction, right?


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PAGE 49 FLORIDA WEEKLY8 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 BESTBROADSIDE FOROURTIMESThe sign at Harrys Banana Farm, Lake WorthHarrys is known for its witty signs that call out everyone from pundits to politicians. A recent one poked fun at retirement: Its like retirement but your parents R never home. On the other side, the folks at Harrys have taken a somber tone, remembering each of the 17 people killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas massacre. Agree or disagree with Harrys messages, one thing is for sure the folks there are passionate and offer food for thought along with a cold brew.MOSTINTREPID LOCALTVREPORTERWanda Moore, WPTV-Channel 5If you think local TV news means insipid happy talk and extra light features, you dont know Wanda Moore. As part of WPTVs investigative team, Ms. Moore has stalked the Riviera Beach City Council relentlessly, exposing apparent conflicts of interest, tracking down emails and phone records and holding council members feet to the fire just as those men who wrote the First Amendment intended.MOST PRETENTIOUSREBRANDING SOFARWest Palm Beachs Flagler ShoreFirst the city decided the vacant lot where the library used to stand should be renamed The Great Lawn. New Yorks Central Park already has a truly Great Lawn of 55 acres, but maybe no one will notice. Then they gerrymandered a geographically scattered list of admirable cultural addresses into a nonexistent Arts & Entertainment District. And now theyve tried closing down two lanes of Flagler Drive from October to March and dubbing that stretch of sidewalk Flagler Shore. The plan flopped with residents perhaps because it lacked a shore but we wont be surprised if next year the City Commission votes to rename Clematis Street The Avenue des Champs Elysee.LONGESTSURFINGRETAIL ESTABLISHMENTNomad Surf ShopIn 1968, a local surfer named Ron Heavyside opened the Nomad Surf Shop in a walled-off corner of his dads TV sales and repair store, just south of Briny Breezes on S.R. A1A. He was 19 then. A half-century later, the Nomad boasts 8,000 square feet of T-shirts and sandals, sunglasses and watches, dresses, tops and, yes, even surfboards. Mr. Heavyside died in April at age 69. We realize the words local landmark are easily abused, but when a small-town shop has lasted this long and served so many generations of surfers, we conclude theyve caught a great wave.BESTLASTfMINUTESIGHOF RELIEFHonda ClassicThat would be from the Honda Classic organizers who learned a week before the tourney that Tiger Woods would play. It marked his return to the prestigious PGA golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens after a four-year absence. Despite several years of physical and personal setbacks that kept him off the courses and in the tabloids, he still draws legions of Tiger Tailers. 2018 results: Tiger finished 12th; Justin Thomas took home the trophy. Are You Searching for a DENTAL MIRACLE? You CAN eat what you LOVE again!CALL TODAYfor your FREE complimentary exam and consultation!Oer expires 5/31/18. ALL PHASES OF YOUR DENTISTRY UNDER ONE ROOF! Beautiful Smiles...Exceptional Dentistry! ALL PH A SES OF YO South Florida Sedation Dentistry Mitchel Sen, DMD, DICOIwww.southoridasedationdentistry.comCall 561-967-2001 Today to Schedule Your Appointment! The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination, or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. D9130, D0140 ASK ABOUT OUR TEETH IN A DAY!


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PAGE 51 FLORIDA WEEKLY10 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 MOSTANNOYINGDOfGOODERSThose anti-homeless cellphone stalkersYes, the homeless make us uncomfortable. Theyre sad, sometimes smelly, occasionally harassing and rarely but sometimes dangerous. But that doesnt make us feel any more kindly toward all those self-righteous citizens who snap smart phone photos of West Palm Beachs homeless men and women asleep on downtown benches, and then post them on social media. We know the town has a homeless population. We dont need you to post photos. And so we wonder: Do you really want to solve the problem, or just whine self-righteously from the comfort of your nice warm homes?BESTSIGNPLACEMENTUltra LoungeUltra Lounges bright neon announcement that porn star Stormy Daniels would appear there in mid-April. Wheres there? The adult entertainment club is on Congress Avenue just south of Palm Beach International Airport, and around the corner from Donald Trumps Trump International Golf Club on Summit Boulevard in West Palm Beach. The sign read Keep America Horny Again! MOSTIMPRESSIVEPRSPLASHGrand opening of RH HomeIn November, 3,000 swells and influencers from on and off the island crowded onto the four floors of the new 80,000-square-foot RH Home, Restoration Hardwares furniture gallery sitting front and center in the middle of Okeechobee Boulevard downtown. The party included bars on each floor, including a fros bar in the outdoor garden and bellinis, vodka and caviar inside; an ice bar filled with stone crab claws on a mezzanine, and an appearance by Matthew McConaughey and spouse, model Camila Alves. Oh yeah: there was furniture staged throughout. Restoration Hardware, 560 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-804-6826 or www.restorationhardware. com.BESTSHOWOFOSTENTATIOUS EXCESSPalm Beach International Boat ShowPalm Beach Boat Show, where most of the guys who work the docks and clean the boats at the show that features billion-dollar vessels are doing it as a days side-hustle to just get by. Most of the mega yachts are roped off to the public, as well the hoi polloi are relegated to just a look-see from the docks.BESTCOMMUNITY PHILANTHROPYFrenchmans CreekFrenchmans Creeks ongoing dedication to Jupiter Medical Center via its Mens Golf Tourney. The Jupiter community is small, but gives back big. Over the years, theyve raised more than $300,000 for mens health research for the Jupiter hospital, and thousands more for numerous community charities.BESTARTFESTIVALTHATS NOTABOUTVENDORSALESThe Lake Worth Street Painting FestivalThe Lake Worth Street Painting Festival, a free event, showcases temporary art chalked onto the streets of downtown. It draws more than 600 artists and thousands of visitors who watch the paintings come to life in real time. No rain this year; and fingers crossed for next years mark the calendar for Feb. 24-25. Sbt Bn f r Pn Bnt Save the Dates 2018-19 Season Fall ConcertEissey Campus eatre: Saturday, October 20, 2018 Duncan eatre: Saturday, October 27, 2018Holiday ConcertEissey Campus eatre: Friday, November 30, 2018 Duncan eatre: Saturday, December 8, 2018Big Band/Pops ConcertEissey Campus eatre: Saturday, February 2, 2019 Duncan eatre: Saturday, February 9, 2019 Scholarship Concert37th Annual Rudolph von Unruh Scholarship Concert Eissey Campus eatre: Saturday, March 23, 2019 Duncan eatre: Saturday, March 30, 2019Americana ConcertDuncan eatre: Monday, May 13, 2019 Eissey Campus eatre: Friday, May 17, 2019 All performances at 7:30 p.m. Single Tickets: $20 Season Tickets: $85 per personMay Concerts: Americana featuring David CrohanEissey Campus eatre PB Gardens, Friday, May 18, 2018 Duncan eatre Lake Worth, Monday, May 21, 2018Both performances at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to either performance are $20.561-832-3115 5 6 1 8 3 2 3 1 1 5


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PAGE 53 FLORIDA WEEKLY12 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 BESTLANDSCAPING ADVOCATESNative Plant SocietyThe Native Plant Society members who meet at Mounts Botanical Gardens in West Palm Beach are strong advocates for native-plant landscapes. Its not just plants its about the environment that carries over to soil and water, and wildlife, birds and insects that belong here. A worthy organization dedicated to education, too the Palm Beach County chapter holds lectures monthly and plant sales twiceyearly. Native Plant Society information: www.palmbeach. NefzgerSusan Nefzger, whose book, A Practical Guide to Awareness: Discovering Your True Purpose guides readers to self-fulfillment by bringing back awareness. It was after her own epiphany at a life-changing retreat in Europe that the Jupiter public relations specialist was compelled to tell others how she did it, and how to discover gifts within. Her five steps: 1. Visualize your dreams. 2. Create space in your mind for awareness. 3. Care for yourself. 4. Practice being mindful of the moment. 5. Commit to awareness. She has done several book signings; local bookstores carry her book or find it through Amazon.BESTQUIETSPACEATSUNRISEOn the beach at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Its secluded anytime, but at sun-up, its practically a private beach. With almost 2 miles of beachfront, and 438 acres of a natural landscape behind it, its a true piece of paradise. Watch for turtles here: Its a huge nesting area. The park rangers offer turtle walks in season (get tickets in May). John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive, North Palm Beach. 561-624-6950; macarthur-beach.BESTLOCALSUMMERESCAPE WITHKIDSRapids Water ParkGet em wet. Kids (and kid-keepers) eagerly await the March opening every year of the Rapids Water Park, now age 39, in Riviera Beach. There are 30 acres of splashing for any age child in pools, on myriad water slides, raft plumes, a Flow Rider surf tank, lazy rivers you get the drift. A one-day ticket can be spendy (check for discounts online) but if you live here and go even twice, invest in a season pass that gets you in through October. Rapids Water Park, 6566 N. Military Trail, Riviera Beach. 561-848-6272; www. UNINTENTIONALLYJupiter Inlet jettyCareful, tourists, a visit to the Jupiter Inlet jetty walk can turn into a splash park on a blustery day. Small rogue waves crashing over the jetty at the inlet can be a surprise even on calm days, and if youre holding a phone or camera, better have a rice bag handy to dry them out. This winter, a wave swept a toddler off the railing and into the shallows nearby (shes OK), so hold tight onto the kids and pets, too. Jupiter Beach Park, 1375 Jupiter Beach Road, Jupiter. Tesla in spaceElon Musks Falcon Heavy, which rocketed to space carrying a mannequin called Spaceman, and a cherry red Tesla from his collection on Feb. 6. This sent space nuts into jubilation and got a new generation excited again about space. The real bonus: Seeing the rockets return, and re-dock successfully at the launch pad for use another time. Schedule for launches: 221 WORTH AVE., PALM BEACH, FL 561.835.3500 Best Place to Get Your Vanilla French Toast! CASUAL DINING ON WORTH AVENUE PALM BEACHOPEN 7 DAYS LUNCH & DINNER 11:30 AM 10:00 PM SUNDAY BRUNCH 11:30 AM TO 3:00 PM VISIT US AT TABOORESTAURANT.COM HAPPY HOUR EVERYDAY 4 TO 6:30PM 6 6


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 THE BEST 13 BESTUSEOFSHADEFitteam Ballpark of the Palm BeachesAt the Fitteam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, designers figured out seat placement and sun movement. Probably 80 percent of the stadium seats are shaded during Spring Training. The stadium still fails, however, on parking; a near-mile walk from the lots to the seats in full sun makes it all even. Fitteam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, 5444 Haverhill Road, West Palm Beach. 561-500-4487; GROUPThe Friends of Jupiter BeachThe Friends of Jupiter Beach hold beach clean-ups and maintain dog cleanup stations all along Jupiter Beach. Its a volunteer, word-of-mouth group that helps maintain the dog beach area one of the last in the area where pawed swimmers are allowed. High school kids: Their monthly cleanups are a great way to get in community hours and be at the beach at the same time. Friends of Jupiter Beach: 561-748-8140; trailer with two rooms that go up in flames as a demo for fire sprinklersFire departments in Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach and Jupiter use them at their Open Fire Station and Touch-a-Truck days. It wows kids and adults with two separate rooms set ablaze and then put out promptly. The one with sprinklers is scorched, but intact; the other is destroyed. A sobering look at home fire safety that serves to scare kids away from playing with matches, too.BESTPLACETOHAVEAN INfYOURfFACEENCOUNTER WITHANOSTRICHLion Country SafariOstriches are the worlds largest birds and cant fly due to lack of wing muscle. They can strut, though, and they can and do come right up to your car window as you explore Floridas only drive-through safari. We find them amusing. But dont even think about opening your window!BESTBOATfPARTYSANDBARNorth of Jupiter Inlet in the IntracoastalNorth of Jupiter Inlet in the Intracoastal, beyond the Jupiter Island bridge, a sandbar emerges where boats converge to party on the weekends with tropical abandon. Its near enough to the Blowing Rocks Marina and Tiki Bar to stock up with extras or pull in for a bite, and off the channel enough to make it safe to swim and float and play loud music. BESTFOWLERONTHELINKSThe Honda ClassicYou thought we were aiming at Rickie (Fowler), last years Honda Classic champ. Not this time. Tiger Woods is our man. He hit a goose with a drive on the 8th hole of this years tournament and didnt cry foul. Instead, he went on to make a birdie. Last we heard, the goose was still waddling around PGA National.BESTPLACETOSEE ATWOfHEADEDTURTLEHouse of Refuge at Gilberts BarAre two heads better than one? You wont find any answers at Gilberts Bar and House of Refuge. Thats because the two-headed turtle house here has been dead since 1984. Still fascinating, though, in a Ripleys-Believe-It-Or-Not way. The two-headed critter is another good excuse to visit the Gilberts Bar, the only one remaining of 10 Houses of Refuge built on Floridas east coast and the oldest structure in Martin County.BESTPLACETOSEE ASEATURTLEONTHEMENDLoggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno BeachThe center has been committed to the rehabilitation of sick and injured sea turtles for more than three decades. Its like a mini Mayo Clinic for turtles with a surgical suite, X-ray room, blood work lab, endoscope, and ultrasound. We just love watching them swim around in their cool blue pools. Turtley awesome!BESTPLACETOBE PHOTOGRAPHEDIN THEWINNERCIRCLEPalm Beach Kennel Club. OK, so its not actually the winners circle, but theres a funny stick-your-face-in-the hole cartoon board you can use for silly Facebook or Instagram posts! Besides, we like seeing bettors go dog wild when they hear the announcer say, Here comes Rusty. BESTDAYTRIPBok Tower Gardens, Lake WalesFrom its garden walk and flowering shrubs to its 205-foot Gothic bell tower stretching out of the highest point in the Florida peninsula, Bok Tower Gardens is a glorious place to de-stress. The Caf serves up a healthful, tasty lunch and the gift shop always has something spiffy for our backyard garden. BESTSECRETGARDENPans Garden in Palm BeachIts tiny, spreading over a half acre, but Pans Garden on Hibiscus Avenue features 300 species of native trees, shrubs, grasses and wild flowers, some of them endangered. So pretty and peaceful? A good place to destress. BESTNEWSEASIDERESORTHutchinson Shores Resort & Spa in Jensen BeachThe 178-room destination has an oceanfront restaurant, two pools, a Jacuzzi, a signature spa, 8,000 square feet of state-of-the-art event space, and a magnificent beach location ideal for sun bathing, cooling off in the surf, and strolling barefoot along the shore. Youd never know the spot was once home to a Holiday Inn destroyed by hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004Call Us CrazySometimes its called Flori-Duh, and often the news stories across the country begin, A Florida man (or woman). Theres no denying it. We have wild politics, and colorful folks who do interesting, notable, corrupt or even illegal things.ABSOLUTEPROOFTHAT AMERICASGETTINGDUMBERThat new Audible books commercialAudible, the Amazon division that offers recorded versions of popular books, has come up with a new slogan that makes us throw good books across the room every time we hear it. Listening Is The New Reading. No! Its not! Its just not! Listening to some velvet-voiced Brit read Harry Potter to you on the way to work is NOT reading. The velvet-voiced Brit is reading. Youre listening. Listening is not reading, and reading is not listening. Listen up.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 THE BEST 15 DRUNKINDONUTSCUSTOMER OFTHEYEARScott Rapson, PalmettoWhen Manatee County Sheriffs Deputies arrived at the scene of a hit-and-run on S.R. 62 on Nov. 28, they found Scott Rapson, 21, racing back and forth to taunt them, and then doing doughnuts driving his vehicle in circles After a chase, Rapson was arrested and found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.1 percent.BESTPLACETOWATCHCRAZY INACTIONHot coal walkers at Tony Robbins seminarsYes: Seminar attendees are practicing their selfconfidence and mind-over-pain when they take off their shoes and race over real fire bricks staged behind the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Dont worry: Only a few had to get medical treatment. Tony Robbins seminars: www.tonyrobbins. com/events/.FORTMYERSBIGGESTTAYLOR SWIFTFANKevin Thorn and his cell phoneMr. Thorn, 27, was arrested at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fort Myers after he repeatedly called 911 to demand that police bring him to the Park Royal Mental Health Facility so he could meet the pop singer Taylor Swift, who he claimed was his wife. He was arrested for trespassing and abusing the 911 system. For the record, Taylor Swift is not his wife.NAPLESBUSTIESTBUSTNordstroms serial bra thief (alleged)In September, the Collier County Sheriffs Office arrested 78-year-old Myrna Plotkin for walking out of a Nordstrom Rack store with seven bras, two camistyle tops and a pair of earrings worth $271 without paying. In July, deputies said, she allegedly stole three bras worth $299 and was back in August to take seven bras, three cami-style tops and a ring worth $324.MOSTSEXISTMEDIAMEMEFlorida ManEvery time some misguided or over-served Shame of the Sunshine State gets arrested, the Florida Man headline appears. Hey, weve got women here too! Lets give some credit to those unhinged gals who dance naked in public places or get tattoos in private places and then show them off in public places and prove men and women really are equal.Home, sweet homeWhether you already live in Southwest Florida or look forward to settling here someday, there are lots of people at the ready to make sure its always the BEST home, sweet home from those who can help you find financing, to building, furnishing or decorating your abode, to someone to watch over it when you have to tear yourself away for whatever reason.BESTTREASURESOFTHEPALM BEACHESDejaVu Design CenterWhere do you go when you need home furnishings? Or need that one special piece to complete your room? DejaVu. And are you ready to downsize? Whom do you call? Its DejaVu all over again. In addition to its elegant retail gallery in Palm Beach Gardens, the company offers full-service, onsite estate liquidations. DejaVu Design Center, the former Loehmanns Plaza, 4086 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-225-1950 or FINISHINGTOUCHESExcentricitiesFor 32 years, Excentricities has been synonymous with home furnishings and accents throughout Florida with its unique style and fresh approach to interior design. Whats your style? Casual sophistication? Playful elegance? Or sumptuous formality? The professionals at Excentricities can help you create the perfect ambience. Excentricities supports local artists and companies with four showrooms in Palm Beach County, from Jupiter to Delray Beach, and specializes in home, condo, business and luxury yacht design. For the highest quality furnishings, custom upholstery services, designer lines, one-of-a-kind pieces, handmade rugs, hand embroidered pillows and exotic antiques, Excentricities has you covered. For information, visit BESTMEMBERSHIPAND AMENITIESINSOUTHFLORIDABallenIsles Country ClubThere are many top-notch, worldclass country clubs in Palm Beach County, but when you start comparing, none come close to BallenIsles Country Club. The members at BallenIsles share a connection to one another through a unique legacy of the club having served as the first home to the PGA of America. You will find that the members of this club are rooted in the traditions of family, great friends, numerous clubs within the club, exceptional dining options and endless fun.BESTPLACE FORHIDDEN LUXURYTrue TreasuresFor the better part of three decades, True Treasures has been northern Palm Beach Countys go-to place for quality consignment furniture and accessories. The store has expanded beyond its Crystal Tree Plaza location in North Palm Beach to include stores on Northlake Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens and in Delray Beach. And this summer, True Treasures is moving that flagship store from Crystal Tree to the corner of Northlake Boulevard and U.S. 1, in Lake Park. NEWGALLERYON ANTIQUEROWRenata Fine ArtsDesigners and art connoisseurs are discovering the treasures Renata Metelska has amassed from artists all around the globe. She represents painters ranging from Urszula Tekiell in Poland to David Ruhe in Florida and sculptors, as well. Theres always something new and always a reason to check out Renatas impressive gallery.Let Us Entertain YouWhen it comes to leisure time, we cannot live on beaches and sunsets alone. We need live theater and music, shopping and movies, resorts, museums and galleries, places to take the kids and grandkids and other places to send our houseguests to explore on their own when everyone needs a little space. Lucky for us, South Florida has the BEST of them all. BESTPLACETOCULTIVATE SOMETHINGNEWMounts Botanical GardenThink of the Mounts as a little corner of Eden just west of Palm Beach International Airport. Here, you can gain inspiration for your own landscape, buy plants, get tips from the Master Gardeners and learn to grow something of your own. The Mounts also offers classes, lectures and demonstrations for gardeners of all abilities. Careful you might learn something. This year, the garden has offered an exhibition titled Washed Ashore, with sculptures created from garbage found at sea. We all need to nurture what better place to do it? Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach; 561-233-1757 or


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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 THE BEST 17 BESTENTERTAINMENTVALUESymphonic Band of the Palm BeachesFor 57 years, the Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches has been performing concerts and giving back to the youth of our communities. Concerts include a wide repertoire of music from classical and jazz to marches and Broadway hits. Concerts are held at the Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens and the Duncan Theatre in Lake Worth. The proceeds of the concert series are used for scholarships for talented students, grants to local public school music programs, and musical instruments for needy students at Title I schools in the Palm Beach County School District. Enjoy the music and help build the cultural future for the children of Palm Beach County at the same time. 561-832-3115 or BESTPLACEFORASTAYCATIONPGA National Resort & SpaHeres the perfect place for a summer getaway. Whether it is a family reunion or weekend with the kids, a romantic spa retreat at the Spa at PGA, a girls weekend or a guys golf getaway, the newly redesigned PGA National truly has an offer tailored for you. Try one of the specialty spa or PGA suites, complete with either a massage table or pool table in room. Plus, kids 12 and under, stay, play and eat breakfast for free, when staying with an adult who is paying the resort fee. Unlimited golf packages start at $94.50 per person, double occupancy, per room per night. There also will be Florida resident rates. Call 877631-4693 or visit FANCYFOOTWORKThe Duncan TheatreOnce again, the Duncan Theatre amazed us with a dizzying array of performances that showcased the finest in cutting-edge chamber ensembles, and vintage popular and rock music concerts. But it is dance for which the theater, at Palm Beach State Colleges Lake Worth campus, has made its mark. This past season alone, it brought in performances by Dorrance Dance, Ballet Boyz, the twists and turns of Pilobolus, Parsons Dance, among others. Next season is sure to bring more of the unexpected and awe-inspiring. Palm Beach State College, 4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth; 561-868-3309 or www. Drowsy Chaperone, The Wick TheatreWeve seen this show plenty of times before, but rarely with this kind of dazzling polish. Everything clicked in the Wicks tonally sturdy production of the cheeky musical-within-a-musical, with the cast comfortably straddling the Venn overlap between slapstick, satire and earnestness. BEST of all was lead actor Bruce Linser, effortlessly embodying the shows gregarious narrator while hinting at the despair residing somewhere in the crackled grooves of his vinyl escapism.BESTPLAYAn Inspector Calls, Maltz Jupiter TheatreThe Maltz dusted the mothballs off this antique drawing-room drama and lacquered it with a 21st century shine. J.B Priestleys 1946 play, about a mysterious police inspector who probes the collective guilt of a callous upper-class family for the death of a composite proletarian, arrives with metaphysical baggage that could, in lesser hands, play as hokey. But, with the aid of expressionistic lighting, a fog machine, a daring use of hanging windows to obstruct our view of the plays cosseted aristocrats, and a haunting postscript, this Inspector Calls was a bravura revision.

PAGE 59 FLORIDA WEEKLY18 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 BESTPLACETOWASTEATAX RETURNCHECKThe back room of Double Dees in West Palm BeachIts a not-so-secret entrance to the strip club part of Double Dees (uh, not a ranch brand) ostensibly a line-dancing country bar and restaurant in the front. Its a lively spot during the South Florida Fair. Double Dees, 8199 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. 844337-2624; Camp, West Boca Theatre CompanyWhile keeping its action set entirely in a makeshift U.S. military office in Germany, Michael McKeevers World War II drama painted vivid, unshakeable pictures of Nazi atrocitiesand the complicity of their convenient enablers. For a troop of American soldiers, what should be a paperwork-laden waystation at the tail end of the war becomes Ground Zero for a newly discovered concentration camp, one hidden on the outskirts of a village of good Germans who did nothing to prevent it. An extraordinary monologue from a camp survivor centered this potent morality tale, whose cautions about crimes of omission resonate today.BESTACTORNicholas Richberg, Billy and MeIn Palm Beach Dramaworks world premiere, the Billy was playwright William Inge, a Midwestern craftsman who wrote tidy dramas that fit in square containers. The me was Tennessee Williams, an urban hedonist whose explosive plays burst against their boxes like restive animals. Mr. Richberg portrayed Williams like one of those untamable beasts, a chatterbox with a drinking problem and a debauched wit that masked enough jealousy, insecurity and misplaced lust to fill one of the Williams own shows. It wasnt mimicry so much as heightened reality, played with a codependent desperation and magnetism we wont soon forget.BESTACTRESSMallory Newbrough, Little Shop of Horrors, MNM ProductionsAs Audrey, the daft, buxom love interest to the klutzy Seymour, Ms. Newbrough stepped into a part occupied by countless forbears, in a show whose ubiquity stretches from middle schools to Broadway. But this triple-threat newcomer to South Florida theater managed to personalize this chestnut of a character. While the chipmunk squeak of her voice left us in stitches, she played Audreys domestic-abuse victimhood with the gravity it deserved. She sang Somewhere Thats Green with a longing we hadnt heard before, as equal parts aspirational dream and cry for help.BESTACTINGENSEMBLEThe Revolutionists, Theatre Lab at FAUTheatre Labs inspired meta-play about the schemes, squabbles and insurrections of a quartet of powerful women during the French Revolution was one of the highlights of this young companys short history. Director Matt Stabiles postmodern dramedy was buoyed by a note-perfect cast led by Niki Fridhs insatiably eager but creatively blocked playwright. Candice Marie Singleton brought a simmering passion to her soft-spoken abolitionist, Nicole Stoica expertly realized her characters sexy vigilantism and, saving the craziest for last, Mia Matthews indelibly bonkers portrayal of Marie Antoinette managed to steal scenes from a stage full of fellow-thieves. Charcte Counts ProgamMonthly Reward of a bicyle to a l elmentary studn who exbibtts ountandig chartef.Gota Get A Bike ProgamAfer schol progfam th teachs bicyle rraif nd sfety. to all of you who have made this possible! Earn A Bike ProgamProvids a pthwy to exchange work ff a bicyle.Christma Giveawy ProgamCreating smilen on bike at ime, 10s of times a yer! Our pfograms includ: The Cbristman Giveawy, Charctef Counts, Gota Get A Bike, Earn A Bike, Bicyle Donatis, Comunity Servic, Womens Rentry Wofk Exprienc Traintg ad Bike Rgistraion. THANK YOU


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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 THE BEST 21 BESTDIRECTORMarcos Santana, Newsies, Maltz Jupiter TheatreWith thoughts of income and gender inequality at the front of his mind, Mr. Santana transformed a Disney musical with a wobbly history into a punchy manual for mutiny. His inclusion of female newsies in what had traditionally been a male-dominated chorus was both progressive and historically accurate. And he guided his entire cast through the regions most imaginative choreography of the year, in which the props of newspaper production became expressions of the characters exultant awakenings.BESTLECTUREEugene Robinson at FAURobinson, a prize-winning Washington Post columnist and one of the elder statesmen of the cable-news punditocracy, had much to say about the present and future of reportage in Trumps America. His Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency included applause-inspiring bromides about journalisms dogged necessity to speak truth to power, along with wistful comparisons to the quainter scandals of the Obama era a thousand years ago. Perhaps most telling was his description of his TV news colleagues, in the makeup rooms, as slumped in their chairs in utte r exhaustion, because that is the life of someone who covers this president.BESTARTEXHIBITIONRegarding George Ohr at Boca Raton Museum of ArtCeramics, with their traditional favoring of functionality over aesthetics, have long occupied a bottom rung on the ladder of important contemporary art. But this phantasmagoric group show at the Boca Museum exploded the preconceptions of pottery skeptics. Its roomful of priceless turn-of-the-20thcentury vessels by eccentric potter George Ohr shapely urns and vases with unexpected flourishes segued into a gallery of modern sculptors influenced by Ohrs work, whose extreme, feverish visions were the kiln-made equivalent of a Pollock or a Rothko, and just as worthy of our consideration.BESTCLEVERIDEATHATS GOTTENCOMPLETELYOUT OFHANDTribute bandsWe never saw the Beatles play live, alas, so The Fab Faux was the next BEST thing, even with the faux hair. But then we got the Beatlemaniacs, the Beatnix, Beatlejuice and Beatallica. Now its Gimi Jimi, (the Jimi Henrix tribute band); The Petty Hearts (Tom Petty); Dark Star Orchestra (Grateful Dead); The Whoodlums (The Who). Etc., etc., etc. Were old. We love the old tunes, but as far as were concerned, Fred Zeppelin is a stairway to hell and a step too far.GREATESTNEWOLDMOVIE IDEATurner Classic Movies at the Cinemark multiplex in Boynton Beach.In April it was Grease. This month (May) the classic Sunset Boulevard returns, and South Pacific, Die Hard and The Big Lebowski are not far off. Streaming services are fine. Television is fine. DVDs are fine. But watching old movies the old-fashioned way on a big screen, with popcorn and other people thats the way it was meant to be. Special lavender spa treatments for the month of May...ALL SPA SERVICES INCLUDE ACCESS TO OUR EXCLUSIVE WATERS OF THE WORLD SPA POOLS. Weekday \ WeekendLavender Bliss Pedicure 50 min $49 \ $65 Weekday \ WeekendLavender Bliss Manicure 25 min $34 \ $55Weekday \ WeekendLavender Escape Massage 50 min $109 \ $125Weekday \ WeekendLavender Body Polish 50 min $109 \ $125Weekday \ WeekendLavender Aromatherapy Facial 50 min $109 \ $125Sun Fri onlyMother & Daughter Express Mani/Pedi 50 min $93.60 $350 spa gift card purchase receive a ONE-night stay at PGA National Resort $450 spa gift card pur chase receive a TWO-night stay at PGA National Resort* $600 spa gift card pur chase receive a TWO-night stay in a Suite at PGA National Resort* Ask about golf, retail, or dining gift cards!Book your experience today! 855.367.9497 or explore AN ADDITIONAL GRATUITY IS ADDED TO ALL SERVICES. NO DISCOUNTS APPLY ON MOTHERS DAY. MEMBERS DISCOUNTS APPLY MON-WED. *GIFT CARD PURCHASES CAN BE MADE IN ANY DENOMINATION OF $50 INCREMENTS MINIMUM. STAY VOUCHERS TO BE USED FOR FUTURE STAY ONLY. NO EXCEPTIONS. BLACKOUT DATES APPLY. COMBINING PROMOTIONS PROHIBITED. TREATMENTS OFFER MAY 1 THROUGH JUNE 15TH Gift cards available starting from $50. Ask about golf, retail, or dining gift cards!

PAGE 63 FLORIDA WEEKLY22 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 Getting AroundWhat moves you? Oh the places we can go, and the choices to get there boats, ferries, cars, trucks, trolleys When the mood strikes, take your pick and roll out! We have them all.BESTPLACETOSERVICEYOUR EUROPEANCARForeign Affairs AutoWhat sets this family-owned business apart from the competition is its unique customer-centered approach to car care. If you are looking for a better place to service your Audi, BMW, Benz, Mini or Porsche, this is a must-go place. Take your car to Foreign Affairs Auto for its next maintenance service or repair and be pleasantly amazed how easy car care should be. This auto repair company was established 36 years ago and continues to offer its award-winning customer service in Palm Beach County. At Foreign Affairs, you truly receive a top-class customer service experience. Enjoy a delicious cappuccino in the beautiful lounge while waiting for your vehicle to be serviced. Prefer not to wait? They have you covered with complimentary shuttle service to and from your home or work. Word travels quickly. It is apparent that their clients rave about their commitment to full transparency by their 5-star online ratings. This workshop provides all of its customers with real-time photographs of any recommendations made. Foreign Affairs Auto is at 1681 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach; 561-478-9999 or online at BESTPLACETOPUTYOUR PEDALTOTHEMETALJack the Bike Man Samuel H. Jack Hairston III literally gives away thousands of bikes each year to underprivileged kids, the homeless, women reentering society from prison, recovering addicts in halfway houses and people living below the poverty line. His effort became a not-for-profit organization in 2007, but hes been called Jack the Bike Man since 1999. For more than 20 years, he has fixed donated bikes and handed them out to needy children and adults in the area, especially around the holidays. 561-832-0071 or South Florida Fairgrounds, looking for the rideshare lot after a concertSigns arent helpful and the police directing traffic have no clue either. Hint: Its on the south side of the fairgrounds off Southern Boulevard just west of Sansburys Way. Since you cant pick up inside the fairgrounds after a concert (all traffic is routed outward bound), walk to meet your ride at the nearby Dicks Sporting Goods plaza to the east. Youll thank us.BESTTRAFFICRELIEFReopening of the Flagler Memorial BridgeThe reopening of the Flagler Memorial Bridge to Palm Beach aka the North Bridge came in time for the Palm Beach International Boat Show that had the bridge up more often than down. But well take it.BESTTRAFFICLABYRINTHOkeechobee Boulevard It can be tense along Okeechobee Boulevard between Tamarind/Parker and Quadrille when the Kravis and the Convention Centers, CityPlace, and events at the Hilton are letting out at the same time. Between rideshare drivers unfamiliar with the area, tourists, and the senior drivers so carefully and politely trying to merge into traffic and confusing cross-lanes on Okeechobee its no wonder there 4O7 Northwood Rd. West Palm Beach, FL 334O7 561.847.4O85www.hur onnorthwood.comMondaySaturday | 4-11 Sunday Brunch | 11-3 Sunday Dinner | 3-11FOODFORFOODIESLive Music Friday, Saturday and Sunday | Daily Happy HourValet Parking Available Palm Beach Illustrated Best New Restaurant Nominee!


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FLORIDA WEEKLY24 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 Ever touch a giant rainbow sh in a garden? Now at Mounts Botanical GardenWashed Ashore: Art to Save the SeaA hands-on learning exhibit for the entire family. PLUS, feed the koi sh, encounter butteries, explore a living maze and walk on water!(Kids 4 and under are FREE)Open daily 10:00am:30pmwww.mounts.org531 North Military Trail (Between Southern Blvd. & Belvedere Rd. in West Palm Beach) Feeling good, looking goodLets face it, Floridians feel better and look better than folks in most other parts of the country. After all, it was here Juan Ponce de Leon came in search of the fountain of youth. Whether you need treatment for an illness, or seek to brighten your physical appearance, the BEST providers are here.BESTHOMEHEALTHCAREVisiting Angels of the Palm BeachesThis family-owned, home health agency prides itself on providing high-quality, private-duty home care and customized companionship services so their clients can thrive, not just survive! A Florida Weekly BEST award winner for three years in a row, Visiting Angels focus on character, compassion and client satisfaction won them the BEST of Home Care Provider of Choice Award, four years in a row. They received high marks of 99.2 percent for compatibility of caregivers, work ethic, knowledge, timeliness, communication, and responsiveness. If you or a loved one are looking for a refreshing approach to home care, call 561-328-7611 or visit: BESTURGENTCAREJupiter Medical CenterJupiter Medical Center Urgent Care offers convenient walk-in care for minor emergencies, injuries and illnesses. Additional services include flu shots; preoperative clearance; pre-employment screenings; workers compensation exams; on-site lab and radiology tests; and more. With locations in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach and another coming soon in Stuart, Jupiter Medical Center Urgent Care is open Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., and Sundays, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., making fast, affordable care available when you need it, where you need it. Online appointments and virtual consultations are also available. Visit and For more information, call 561-263-7010. .BESTGUYTOKEEPYOU INTHEGAMEDr. Michael PapaWhen Dr. Papa began serving Palm Beach County in 1989, he implemented an innovative gentle approach to chiropractic care and physical therapy and has built on that foundation for 25 years. His multidisciplinary practice offers a combination of health care, chiropractic care, complementary therapies and state-of-the art diagnostic testing that enhances his ability to treat each patients individual needs, bringing lasting resolutions to their health concerns. Papa Chiropractic and Physical Therapy, 2632 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter; 561-744-7373, 9089 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, 561-6309598; and 9109 S. U.S. Highway 1, Port St. Lucie, 772-337-1300 or www.papachiro. com. BESTPLACETOHEAL YOURANGELNicklaus Childrens HospitalNicklaus Childrens Hospital is South Floridas only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 289-bed hospital, known as Miami Childrens Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine. It includes more than a dozen outpatient centers extending from Palm Beach County to southern Miami-Dade County, offering a range of pediatric healthcare services, including urgent care, rehabilitation services and subspecialty physician appointments for children of all ages, including up to age 21. National Resort & SpaWhether you desire an invigorating massage or the HydraFacial celebrities swear by, it is all here at the 40,000-square-foot European-style spa. Guests are pampered with over 100 treatments amid lavish amenities. Spa guests luxuriate in the iconic Waters of the World pools, featuring healing minerals from the French Pyrenees and wondrous salts from the Dead Sea in Israel. With 32 treatment areas, medical spa services, a poolside spa caf with a full bar and a full-service nail and hair salon, the Spa at PGA National is unlike any other place for pampering in the South Florida. 561-627-3111 or


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PAGE 67 FLORIDA WEEKLY26 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 BESTRESTAURANTTHROWBACKMAKEOVERCucina Cabana RistoranteCheck out the dance floor, and pianos (plural) at Cucina Cabana Ristorante in North Palm Beach. Its old-school swank, but with a splashy modern design that could have been inspired by a 1940s movie set, and lively piano bar that gets the over-50 crowd up and on its feet. Owner Aldo Conigliaro is the fedora-sporting guy greeting everyone and putting them in the room of their choice dance and sing-along music or quiet piano. The Italian restaurant swings on the weekends in particular late(r) at night. Cucina Cabana Ristorante, 1201 U.S. Highway 1, North Palm Beach. 561-626-1616; Hub in Riviera BeachKaf Hub is not just a decent caf with craft coffee, mini quiches, breakfast bowls, flatbreads and shortribs. Its designed as a co-op workspace for business meet-ups and entrepreneurs to get traction without an office space. Plenty of outlets and wifi to get the computer work done in an upbeat environment. Kafe Hub, 1939 Broadway, Riviera Beach. 561-557-8704; Highway, West Palm BeachWest Palm Beachs Dixie Highway between Okeechobee and Southern boulevards steps it up with buzzworthy restaurants opened in the last few months. Basque at Biba (Spanish), and Mazies (comfort modern) down toward Southern have added to an already tasteful mix including Grato (Italian) and Cholo Soy Cocina (Andean-American). With the established Joy Noodle (Asian), Rhythm Caf (eclectic), Table 26 (American grill) and Maison Carlos (Continental), theres a place for every diner.BESTMIDNIGHTMENURoccos TacosIts Roccos Tacos $5 margaritas and $2 tacos. Get your midnight munchies sated at a step up from that chain taco place. Your stomach will thank you, too. Roccos has several locations throughout South Florida. Wrestling Mondays, The Parched PigIts Wrestlemania making a comeback! The Parched Pigs Monday raw oyster promotion has customers dressing up like Hulk Hogan and Randy Rhodes for its RAW Wrestling Mondays. Dress up like your favorite 1980s wrestler, and eat the shuckers for free. The Parched Pig, 4850 Donald Ross Road, Palm Beach Gardens. 561-249-6760; ACCORDINGTOJAMES BEARDFOUNDATIONLindsay Autry and Clay ConleyLindsay Autry of The Regional in West Palm Beach, and Clay Conley of buccan and Imoto in Palm Beach and Grato in West Palm Beach made it to the semifinal round for BEST Chef Southeast in the prestigious James Beard Awards. Kudos to them, and for helping co-chair the important Taste of the Nation charity dinner that feeds kids in South Florida. BESTPLACETORUNTHEBASESThe Field of BeersThe Field of Beers beer-food pairing event that precedes the Jupiter Craft Brewers Festival is staged in the dugouts and along the baselines at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Its always a sellout, usually in the week after tickets go on sale in October for the late January event. Get in on it early and put a Save the Date for late October. Info at BESTPLACETOGETSTICKYFINGERSBurger BarThis is where to go when you want a messy, five-napkin burger. The sandwiches are imaginative at Burger Bar. You could go whole hog with Home on the Range, a buffalo patty topped with thick-cut bacon, caramelized onions and blue cheese. Or you could go light with the Thai Boxer, a shrimp burger with bahn mi slaw and spicy mayo. Whatever you do, try one of the shakes banana and vanilla wafer goes well with anything. Just go! Donald Ross Village, 4650 Donald Ross Road, Palm Beach Gardens; 561-630-4545 or www. Terrace at 1000 NorthWhat is it about a view of the lighthouse? Maybe it just makes us feel safe to see a beacon of light go round and round. Watch it while soaking in the sunset, too, at 1000 Norths Terrace in Jupiter. The new restaurant, which serves happy hour, dinner and Sunday brunch, has a great view of the river and the lighthouse, creative cocktails and tasty appetizers. 1000 North, 1000 N. U.S. Highway 1, Jupiter. 561-570-1000 or PlaceIf the economy tanks, head to the old-fashioned diner Barbies Place in Lake Park for lunch. A freshly made egg salad sandwich on wheat is $3.50 with chips at this throwback in Lake Park. Friendly servers whove been there forever. These are 1990s prices. How old is it? A Woodstock poster hangs on the wall. Barbies Place, 935 Foresteria Drive, Lake Park. 561-844-2035. 7853 Fairway Lane3 Bedroom | 3 Bath | 3 Car Garage +OFF/On Estate Lot3,513 LSF | 4,560 TSF | Screened in pool and spa | $699,900 7779 Ironhorse blvd 3 Bedroom | 3 Bath | 2.5 Car Garage2,652 LSF 3993 TSF | Screen in patio/pool | New Roof | $715,000 Alawn Rockoff ABR, GRI, TRC, SRES561.801.0210 | ALAWNROCKOFF@GMAIL.COM | WWW.IPRE.COM/ALAWNROCKOFF ALAWN C. ROCKOFFYOUR TRUSTED REAL ESTATE SOURCE.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 THE BEST 27 BESTNEW FOODHALL CONCEPTGrandview Public MarketThe opening of the Grandview Public Market in West Palm Beach. The food hall with a variety of food and drink vendors, plus artisan shops, created quite a buzz for the warehouse district. It could become a hotbed of entrepreneurship with a new brewery to open nearby as well. Grandview Public Market, 1401 Clare Ave., West Palm Beach. 561771-6100; free muffin topA free muffin top if youre new to the Deli Inn in West Palm Beach. Go for the friendly service, good soup and daily specials and the colorful patrons even if you dont like muffins. Deli Inn, 1494 S. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. 561-964-1116; Sam offers vegan mealsGood Samaritan Hospital is the first in the area to offer vegan meals to patients. The all plant-based meals take the place of the typical animal-based diet still served, including cheeseburgers, to cardiac and other patients there. Kudos to doctors and dietitians working to link diet and health sans medicines.BESTFOODFIGHTTOBENew health-food grocer adds to mixEarth Fare, a grocer out of North Carolina, is slated to open this summer in Palm Beach Gardens, where already there are four other health-food stores: Whole Foods, Publix Greenwise, Trader Joes and Nutrition Smart. It will be a boon to the organic shoppers, who are beginning to go mainstream as a demographic. Restaurant at the Jupiter Beach ResortThe healthy Earth Grain Bowls may be all the rage here and the fish dishes never disappoint. But we just love Executive Chef Ricky Gopeesinghs Dare burger, a peanut butter and grape jelly cheeseburger, designed to appeal to what he calls adventurous and young hipsters. Its all about combining two iconic food staples that everyone is familiar with that just taste really, really amazing, Chef Gopeesingh said. SERVING PALM BEACH COUNTY FOR OVER 25 YEARS. WWW.TRUETREASURESINC.COMARTWORK COLLECTIBLES FURNITURE HOME ACCENT S LIGHTING RUGS TAPESTR Y STATUES AND MORE!We continuously 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? Consigned FurnitureCrystal Tree Plaza Moving July 1st 111 US HWY1 1201 US Highway One, Suite 15 North Palm Beach, FL 33408 56 1.349.6793 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 & HOME DECOR Now Accepting Consignments! True Treasures


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