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TAKE ME TO Be prepared for an emergency. For your FREE rst aid kit, call 855.831.2803 ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 HEALTHY LIVING A7 BUSINESS A19 BEHIND THE WHEEL A21 REAL ESTATE A23 ARTS B1 COLLECTING B2 CALENDAR B4-7 PUZZLES B13 FILM A14 CUISINE B15 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. Behind the WheelThe hidden traditions behind BMWs X2. A21 Surfing caninesHang 20 Surf Dog Classic is this weekend in Jupiter. A5 Hard BodiesLacquer art at Delray Beachs Morikami. B1 Collectors CornerSalt and pepper set shakes memories of JFK. B2 www.FloridaWeekly.comWEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018Vol. IX, No. 4 FREE PHOTOS AND STORY BY EVAN WILLIAMS EWILLIAMS@FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM PHOTOS AND STORY BY EVAN WILLIAMS EWILLIAMS@FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM BY CHRISTINA WOODFlorida Weekly CorrespondentResearch shows that reading is a great way to relieve stress, reduce your risk of dementia and even boost your brain power. Despite that and all the other benefits associated with reading less than 20 percent of adults in this country read for pleasure, according to the American Time Use Survey published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In an effort to remind people of the pleasures of curling up with a good book, the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County is turning to the man largely responsible for establishing International Talk Like a Pirate Day Florida funnyman and Pulitzer Prizewinning columnist Dave Barry. Mr. Barrys humorous ode to Florida, Best. State. Ever. A Florida Man Defends His Homeland, is the selected book for the coalitions 2018 Read Together Palm Beach County campaign. I was honored, but also surprised that the Literacy Coalition didnt pick a more literary work, such as The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Mr. Barry says. On the other hand, Steinbeck died in 1968, so maybe the Literacy Coalition figured that Id be more likely to attend the campaign finale. And I will. Not being dead yet is one of my strongest qualities, as an author. Being alive is a plus, but according to Sharon Hill, chair of the Read Together Palm Literacy Coalition wants us to Read TogetherSEE READING, A6 OLAKEAROUND Exploring the people and places outside the perimeter of Floridas 730-square-mile body of water. A8 BARRY


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COMMENTARYSobaheg for all!Long before we linked ourselves by computers and social media, before we linked ourselves by voice, internal combustion and air travel, before we linked ourselves by steam way back when we still relied on wind and sail we also created a turkey link. Turkeys came to Europe from two places, and in fact they were two distinct birds: Numida meagris or the African helmeted guinea fowl from Madagascar off the southeast coast of Africa; and Meleagris gallopavo, the North American turkeys native to Mexico, the eastern half of the United States and southern Canada birds probably first domesticated by the Aztecs some 2,400 years before Pilgrims arrived in North America to share a threeday feast with the Wampanoag Indians at Plymouth Rock, in November 1621. By that time Europeans had been eating guineas for a century or more after the Ottoman Empire had imported them from Madagascar to Istanbul, then exported them to Europe on a tide of war and trade in the 15th or 16th centuries. Even then, Europeans had begun referring to the Ottoman Empire as Turkey, and to the African guineas as turkey fowl. Explorers who sailed west from Europe, meanwhile, carried the North American birds back home in the 16th or 17th centuries, calling them turkeys because they mistook them for African guinea fowl, which also have small heads and rounded bodies.I happen to have some guineas hopskipping around my yard with the ducks and chickens. They lay little mocha eggs the size of big walnuts and chatter in alarm like crazed crickets with bullhorns. So Ive been forced to think about their importance in our lives. At first glance, its not much. Should I harvest a couple for Thanksgiving dinner, perhaps an unusual turkey twist on the traditional holiday fare? No, heaven forbid! And certainly not with my wife and son sitting down to dine at the same table. How about relying on our guineas as avian watchdogs? They sure as hell make enough noise. But thats too imprecise. They chatter if a squirrel runs by at the same deafening volume theyd chatter if the Persian horde ran by. What about their importance as icons of cultural progress as lessons in how humans should behave?Sounds a little pretentious but it makes some sense. If we didnt have guinea fowl from the Ottoman Empire we wouldnt have Turkey, which became a nation following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1922. And if we didnt have Turkey, we wouldnt have a liberalized Islamic nation more European than not, nowadays a member of NATO. And if we didnt have an Islamic member of NATO, we wouldnt benefit from an obvious and powerful truth: Things work a lot better when you trade and get along when you invite people to sit at your table than when you dont.The North American turkey, with five species including Floridas wily Osceola, can teach us something, as well. Heres the lesson: It doesnt matter what youre eating together. It only matters that youre eating it. Together.At the first Thanksgiving, however, turkeys were irrelevant. If they were on the menu at all, they werent significant. The main course was probably venison, since the 90 or so Indians led by Chief Massoasoit brought five deer, and William Bradfords 50 men contributed fowl likely ducks and geese among others migrating in the New England autumn.Theyd raised a good first-year crop of greens, beans and turnips, records show, and they had onions and corn, but little sugar. Supplies from Britain had mostly run out, so nuts and berries including native cranberries wouldnt have been sweetened. They also had pumpkins not the big orange orbs popularized by Irish immigrants more than two centuries later, but squash. And they likely ate a lot of fish and shellfish, while digging into big helpings of sobaheg, the Wampanoag word for stew, according to Wampanoag historian Linda Coombs, an expert in the bicultural history of the Plymouth colony. Consisting of just about anything available, sobaheg could include meats, squash, beans, nuts onions, corn and roots (potatoes would not become part of the American diet for a century to come, or more). So why bother with turkey at Thanksgiving?Traditionalists should be eating sobaheg on this holiday only after proclaiming a single Latin truth over the bounty: E. pluribus unum.Thats the sobaheg recipe, after all: Out of many ingredients, one dish. You can find the recipe at Its our national character even in divisive times: out of many, one. But the first Thanksgiving failed to meet the standards of e. pluribus unum, even if guests were eating sobaheg. The event was most likely male only (the women cooked), a goodwill affair cementing a military alliance, in the words of Robert Krulwich, an NPR commentator. As for Meleagris gallopavo, about 250 years would pass before Abe Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863 and cultural cheerleaders made the native turkey prominent in ways no early Americans could have imagined. Norman Rockwell proved to be one of the greatest turkey promoters who ever lived, completing his famous painting of Vermonters (including members of his own family) celebrating a Thanksgiving feast in November 1942. The painting appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post, March 6, 1943, with the title Freedom From Want. So now I wonder: What if Rockwell had known the history and decided to paint sobaheg instead of a golden roast turkey at the bountiful center of that scene? Then he might have sketched in a couple of Wampanoags, an Ottoman Turk and an African or two to go with the Vermonters, dont you think? roger


Mended Hearts Program Cardiac Support GroupMonday, December 17 @ 10 a.m. 11 a.m. Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Rehab Center 2503 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens 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. Please call 855.387.5864 to make a reservation. Reservations are required. Light refreshments will be served.*$5.00 per year will be collected solely by the local Mended Hearts Program to provide educational materials for members. *$20.00 per year will be collected solely by the Mended Hearts Program if participants would like to become a national member. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center | 3360 Burns Road | Palm Beach Gardens | Atrial Fibrillation: New Advancements to Help Keep Your Heart in RhythmLecture by David Weisman, MD cardiac electrophysiologist on the medical sta at PBGMC Thursday, December 6 @ 6 p.m. 7 p.m. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center // Classroom 4 Approximately 2.7 million Americans experience atrial brillation, or AFib. Join Dr. David Weisman, a cardiac electrophysiologist on the medical sta at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center for a lecture on risk factors, symptoms and the latest advancements in AFib treatments available right in your own backyard. Reservations are required. Please call 855.387.5864 to make a reservation. Light refreshments will be served. Hands-Only CPR ClassTuesday, December 18 @ 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 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. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center has teamed up with Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue to provide free monthly CPR classes for the community. Classes will be held at Fire Station 1. Local EMS will give a handsonly, CPR demonstration and go over Automated External Debrillator (AED) use. Participants will have the opportunity to practice their new skills using CPR manikins. Certication will not be provided. Please call 855.387.5864 to make a reservation. Reservations are required. FREE Community Chair Yoga Class Class taught by Sara Chambers, RN, BSN, CYT Wednesday, December 5 or 19 @ 6 p.m. 7 p.m. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center // Classroom 4 We now oer 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. Please call 855.387.5864 to make a reservation. Reservations are required. Healthy Cooking for the Holidays Cooking DemonstrationLecture by Lena Bakovic, MS, RD, CNSC Clinical Nutrition Manager at PBGMC and Chef Cristiane Brito Thursday, December 13 @ 6 p.m. 7 p.m. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center // Classroom 4 Holiday meals tend to be large, buet-style and include second and sometimes even third helpings. However, holiday cooking can be made healthy! Join Lena Bakovic, a clinical nutrition manager and Chef Cristiane Brito for an informative, hearthealthy cooking demonstration. Afterwards, youll even get to sample the food! Please call 855.387.5864 to make a reservation. Reservations are required. FREE COMMUNITY SCREENINGSGardens GreenMarket Blood Pressure ScreeningsSunday, December 2 or 16 @ 8 a.m. 1 p.m. 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach GardensFree Heart Attack Assessment Screenings (blood pressure, BMI, glucose and cholesterol) Wednesday, December 12 @ 7 a.m. 11 a.m. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center // Classroom 3Osteoporosis ScreeningsThursday, December 20 @ 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center // Outpatient Entrance FOR RESERVATIONS, PLEASE CALL 855.857.9610. DECEMBER COMMUNITY EVENTS & LECTURES RECEIVE AFREECOOKBOOK!


A4 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY Editor & Interim Publisher Scott Reporters & ContributorsRoger Williams Evan Williams Janis Fontaine Jan Norris Larry Bush Mary Thurwachter Amy Woods Steven J. Smith Bill Meredith Gail V. Haines Andy Spilos Christina Wood Gretel Sarmiento Ron HayesPresentation Editor Eric Production Manager Alisa Bowmanabowman@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersChris Andruskiewicz Emma Campos Paul Heinrich Linda Iskra Meg Roloff Scott Sleeper Sales ManagerCindy Giles Sales and Marketing AssistantBetsy JimenezCirculation SupervisorTara Rosheimtara.rosheim@floridaweekly.comOperations ManagerKelli CaricoOffice SupervisorMegan Roberts 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 Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2018 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC. OPINIONDitch the hard passesIve said this before, but my colleagues in media have either disagreed or simply ignored me. After Jim Acostas confrontation with the president at a White House press conference and the subsequent retaliation, its time for me to renew my call for all reporters who hold so-called hard passes to turn them in and abandon their posts at the White House en masse. Yes, it would be a gesture of defiance to a president and administration that uses reporters as props. There is nothing in the First Amendment that guarantees freedom of the props. Besides, the nations current chief executive demonstrates time and again his utt er disregard for the entire Constitution. Consider the tone of his post-election news conference, after the frayed Democrats were able to weave a takeover of the House of Representatives. Thats a big deal. Yet Trump somehow managed to twist the midterm results around into a tremendous success, because Republicans had expanded control of the Senate. The Senate wasnt really in play, but whatever. Once again, he hurled invectives at any media type who dared ask a tough question. When CNNs Acosta tried to ask whether the president had demonized immigrants with his campaign rhetoric, Trump rejected him out of hand, and a press-office intern tried to take away Acostas microphone. Jim held on to the mic and brushed the intern in the process. He even said to her pardon me, maam. He then persisted with his line of inquiry, which Trump refused to answer except for a tirade: CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You are a rude, terrible person. That was it. Just another day in White House paradise. Except that the administration later decided to lower the boom on Acosta. They pulled his press pass, denying him access to the grounds. That apparently is an unprecedented action, particularly when it was accompanied by a statement from press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders that it was really because Acosta was guilty of placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern. How shall I say this? Thats another Sarah Sanders lie. Various camera shots showed that it was a lie. To make matters even worse, Sanders press office distributed a video that had been clumsily doctored. There should no longer be a White House Correspondents Association, simply because there should no longer be any White House correspondents. Then the crowd of self-respecting journalists, which includes many of them, will give up their access to the grounds and go back to their offices. They can work their phones Im told they even have portable ones these days and do some old-fashioned reporting, mining that gold mine of corruption that defines this president and his accomplices. Sure, if he wants to stage a news conference, we should go. If he wants to hold a rally, we should tape it, and the TV networks can decide whether hes simply firing the same old ignorant, racist bullshot. In any case, its time for them all to escape the White House prison and do journalism to explore whether its the president who is the enemy of the people. Bob Franken is an Emmy Awardwinning reporter who covered Washington for more than 20 years with CNN.No, Trump is not diminishedMidterm losses typically humble a sitting president of the United States, but Donald Trump is beyond humbling. He is the most unbowed president ever to lose a house of Congress. Anyone who thought Trump would be taken down a notch, even by a more stinging electoral rebuke, doesnt know the man. He will remain the ringmaster of American politics until the day, presumably in January 2021 or 2025, when he gets on Marine One for the last time. He made the midterms about him, because, really, what else would he make them about? Trump will never lose his interest in airtime or the ratings. He boasted at a rally that, thanks to him, interest in the midterms was running higher than ever. And he was right. Even if Democrats had a larger victory, on the scale of the Republican sweep in 1994, it would be impossible to imagine Trump getting upstaged. His 90-minute post-election Q&A in the East Room of the White House was expansive, combative, boastful, gripping, outlandish, conciliatory, amusing and unlike any post-election news conference weve ever seen (even without Trump mentioning, by the by, that he was firing his attorney general). The press loved every minute of it, practically begging him to keep going. The perverse symbiotic relationship between Trump and the media, so key to the success of both, is alive and well. According to Trump, the election wasnt a thumpin or shellacking George W. Bushs and Barack Obamas words for their own setbacks it was a personal victory that had been blighted by some Republicans not sufficiently embracing him. He proceeded to mock by name fellow Republicans who had lost, in another presidential first. Trump has legitimate bragging rights: The Republican showing in the Senate was strong. His political base is still there for him, and in many key statewide races, there for the candidate he endorsed and stumped for. His rallies are still a hot ticket. He now has a cadre of allies, like newly elected Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, whom he basically created. Alienating traditional Republican voters in the suburbs, of course, comes with a real cost. For one thing, it hands Democrats a constituency spread throughout the country, as demonstrated by the GOP carnage in widely dispersed House races. But, for Trumps purposes, the GOPs strength in Florida, Ohio and Iowa suggests that, all things being equal, key pieces of his 2016 electoral map are still ripe for the picking in 2020. Losing the House is a blow, not so much because it stalls Trumps congressional agenda (there wasnt going to be much of one), but because he now has an adversary with subpoena power. Investigative conflict looms. The subject matter will be most unwelcome to Trump, including his tax returns and his businesses. The fight wont be. It will be high-stakes combat of the sort that he thrives on, the more intense, perilous and dramatic, the better. Because he will be at the center of it. Trumps genius at keeping our interest is undimmed, whether we are appalled, energized or entertained. Hes so far avoided a fate worse than electoral setbacks getting tuned out. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Revi rich LOWRYKing Features bob FRANKENKing Features


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 A5 900 Village Square Crossing Suite 250 Palm Beach Gardens(561)962-0101We are pleased to announce the new location of our oce at: JACK WATERMAN, D.O.Nephrology Internal Medicine CONTACT US TO SET UP A ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATION OR TO ATTEND ONE OF OUR UPCOMING | FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT 561-744-7373 Pups take to the waves in Hang 20 Surf Dog ClassicCarlin Park will go to the dogs Nov. 26. The rescheduled third annual Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic, sponsored by Jupiter Pet Emergency & Specialty Center, is expected to draw thousands to the beaches of Jupiter to watch surfers of all breeds compete in the annual Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic. Registration opens at 7:45 a.m., as does a vendor village, and just before the pups hit the water, there will be a blessing of the animals, by the Rev. Mike Peratta, a Catholic priest. Between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., attendees can get holiday photos with Surfin Santa for a $5 donation. There will be five heats beginning at 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m., with categories for small dog, medium dog, large dog and stand up paddle boards as well as the new heat for veterans, first responders and K-9 officers and their dogs. Bark and Brunch opens at 9 a.m. With support from the sponsors and donations from local restaurants, food and beverages will be provided by Carrabbas, Cod & Capers Seafood, Another Broken Egg, Titos Vodka, Voga and Oceana Coffee with a $7 donation. Surf Awards Ceremony & Parade of Adoptable Pets begin at 11a.m. K-9 demonstration by Jupiter Police Department begins at 11:30 a.m. Cowabunga Kids Zones are open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Civic Center. Bring your kids to have some fun craft time in the kids zone as local not-forprofits help to create dog and holiday creations. This event is a fundraiser for Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch. It is free to attend and donations are recommended. Cost to register your dog to participate in the competition is $45. The military veteran/first responder heat is $35 per dog contestant. Register your dog at www.furryfriendsadoption. org. Dogs are permitted on the beach with a leash only (nonretractable), one dog per handler. Connections Education Center awarded $25,000 grantFlorida Panthers fans got a glimpse of the plight of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. At the Oct. 20 home game, a crowd chanting Lets Go Panthers heard that Connections Education Center of the Palm Beaches was the charity selected for its home-game $25,000 Community Champions Grant-award by the Florida Panthers Foundation. We are so very honored to be recognized among so many admirable peers who advocate for children and families, said Debra Johnson, executive director and principal of Connections Education Center. Ms. Johnson received the award alongside one of her students, Jonathan MacDonald, 20, of Royal Palm Beach, among others. Under Florida Panthers ownership, community outreach and involvement are part of the makeup of the Florida Panthers Foundation. Launched prior to the 2016-17 season, the Community Champions Grant Program has committed $5 million over five years to charitable organizations throughout South Florida. Connections Education Center serves children and families year-round to help all reach their own, unique, full potential to become happy members of the community. Connections has launched a capital campaign to build and refurbish a new school campus when an anonymous donor gifted them with a building. To learn more about Connections or Connections High School & Vocational Center, or make a donation, call 561-3286044, or visit For a tour, visit Connections Education Center of the Palm Beaches at 1310 Old Congress Ave., Suite 100, West Palm Beach. GAIL V. HAINES / FLORIDA WEEKLYCowabunga practices for the Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic, set for Sunday, Nov. 26, at Carlin Park in Jupiter.COURTESY PHOTOConnections Education Center of the Palm Beaches was the charity selected for its home-game $25,000 award by the Florida Panthers Foundation.


A6 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 FLORIDA WEEKLY FREE SANTA PHOTONOW-DECEMBER 24 Food PavilionHo Ho HVisit for details.TWO FREE 4x6 Santa Photo Prints + Digital download of single image for every family who visits Santa!Sponsored by I-95 Exit 71 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. Beach County campaign, it is Mr. Barrys unique perspective on Florida that the Literacy Coalition found appealing. One of the main objectives of Read Together is to remind people that reading is fun, she says. His books truly epitomize the concept of reading for fun. The way he uses language and his self-effacing way of speaking about himself, draws you in and makes you feel comfortable. This year marks the 10th installment of Read Together Palm Beach County, which encourages people throughout the county to read the same book at the same time. The community reading campaign also features a variety of activities, ranging from a discussion of the book over Key lime pie at the Palm Springs Public Library to a celebration of the best state ever at Keiser University in West Palm Beach. (For a complete listing of events, visit The activities highlight something devoted readers are already familiar with the joy of sharing a good book. When selecting a book, however, the Literacy Coalition also hopes to promote community dialogue and bring people together. This year, Ms. Hill says, We want people to talk about the book so that they talk about Florida. She hopes discussion groups might talk about places Barry could visit if he were to write a second volume about Floridas charms. We want people who have just moved here or are thinking of moving here to know that this is a great place. Every place is quirky, she says. Our quirky parts are lovable, too. Despite all the bad press it gets, Mr. Barry, a proud resident of The Sunshine State, contends that Florida is great. Best. State. Ever, he writes in the books introduction, is a celebration of that greatness. Its also an entertaining account of Mr. Barrys travels around the state, from a clothingoptional bar in Key West to the mermaid show at Weeki Wachee and a psychic reading in Cassadega. The intrepid New York Times bestselling author goes in search of the Skunk Ape, stays up past his bedtime to visit a nightclub in Miami Beach, drops in on Gatorland and otherwise demonstrates his keen investigative skills as he introduces readers to a side of Florida they may not be familiar with. The book isnt a typical Read Together selection. Dont tell Mr. Barry, but Ms. Hill says, We have a history of picking books that are more literary. Literary doesnt mean stuffy, however. Previous Read Together selections include everything from Fahrenheit 451 (2002) and Their Eyes Were Watching God (2004) to The Light in the Ruin, a mystery set in Italy during World War II (2016) and A Man Called Ove, the story of a Swedish curmudgeon (2017). The response to this years choice has been overwhelmingly positive. Ms. Hill isnt surprised. Everybody can read [this book], everybody can enjoy it, she says, And a lot of people have been to some of the places hes talking about. Copies of Best. State. Ever are available through the Literacy Coalition for a $10 donation. You can also visit your local library. Many county and municipal libraries have ordered additional copies of the book in anticipation of the Read Together campaign, which usually attracts thousands of readers. In addition to enjoying Mr. Barrys unique perspective on The Sunshine State, research indicates that those readers can expect to sleep better and be more empathetic. Reading can even make them smarter. But, even if every resident of Palm Beach County were to increase their IQ by participating in this years Read Together campaign, Mr. Barry doesnt think it would be enough to save us from the kind of happenings that have inspired people to refer to the state as Flori-DUH. I honestly dont think anything can reduce the number of stupid things that happen here, he says. I believe that if global warming causes the seas to rise until Florida is entirely underwater and theres nothing living here except marine life, that marine life will be doing stupid things. The 2018 Read Together Palm Beach County Finale, which will feature an appearance by Dave Barry, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Harriet Himmel Theater in West Palm Beach. The event is free, although a donation to the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County is welcome. Reservations are required. For more information, call 561-279-9103 or visit READINGFrom page 1


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 NEWS A7 THE ROYAL POINCIANA CHAPELPRESENTS Thursday,November 29, 2018BENEFITTING FOR TICKET INFORMATION PLEASE CALL561-655-4212Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 60 Cocoanut Row Palm Beach Jupiter Medical Center gets an A for safetyJupiter Medical Center was awarded an A from The Leapfrog Group in its fall Hospital Safety Grades. The designation recognizes the centers success in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States, a news release said. Leapfrog, a national organization involved in health care quality and safety, assigns an A to F grade to more than 2,600 hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care. This designation gives our community confidence in the care that we provide it validates the time, energy and effort that our team puts forth on a daily basis to ensure the quality of care that we provide, as well as the safety and well-being of our patients, said Don McKenna, Jupiters president and chief executive officer. Leapfrogs Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Jupiter Medical Center that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region, said Leah Binder, Leapfrogs president and CEO. Jupiter, a 327-bed regional medical center, was one of 855 hospitals across the United States awarded an A in the fall update of grades. Other area hospitals that received an A include Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and Palms West Hospital. For more details, visit HEALTHY LIVINGKeeping and friendships despite philosophical differencesMarcy had enjoyed playing bridge and socializing for many years with a group of women who had shared so many of each others joys and heartaches. However, as time passed, their political views had shifted and it became clear that Marcy had aligned herself more with one political party, while her friends had moved in the opposite direction. But Marcy still believed she had many values in common with her friends. Marcy had decided that she would not let politics get in the way of these friendships. Whenever the group got involved in passionate discussions that Marcy didnt agree with, she remained quiet. She didnt want to provoke any arguments, but clearly her silence had become provocative in its own right. Once, when Marcy approached the group, Marcy thought shed overheard a close friend, Joyce, whispering about her with the others. Joyce had looked a bit sheepish, but Marcy later decided that perhaps shed imagined the whole thing. One day at lunch, things came to a head. The group had been heatedly discussing a controversial news event. Wendy, who organized the bridge games, was strongly voicing her concerns. She looked at Marcy, with daggers, and said: I suppose you disagree with me! But before she could answer, Wendy became belligerent. I knew you wouldnt agree. I cant believe how naive and stupid you are! You know what, Marcy? I dont think it will be comfortable for you to play with us anymore. The group was hushed, but not one person told Wendy she was wrong. Joyce looked the other way. Marcy was speechless. Some people are so self-righteous in their views, they become outright hostile in their disdain for those who think differently. It seems that, lately, for many, our political party affiliations may have become a huge measure of our affinity for other people and how we evaluate their character and judgment. Although the incident above was fictionalized, scenarios with similar sentiments and behaviors have been occurring all too frequently. Unfortunately, political discourse today has become so polarized, that it seems, in many instances, that others are making a personal attack, or even more concerning, a value judgment about each others morality and principles. The level of vitriol and animosity has reached unprecedented heights. So, can we remain friends with people who have philosophical differences? Well, that depends. While many of us have been raised to restrain ourselves from divisively chastising those who disagree with our views, it seems like were now living in a climate that condones rude, contentious attacks on those who think differently. Its a daily occurrence to see politicians, celebrities and newscasters who we count on to show leadership behaving shamelessly and speaking out in ways that make us cringe. Parents worry that children will not learn to behave respectfully or kindly when so many adults are such embarrassing role models. Most of us count on our friendships to be positive, affirming additions to our lives. Theres often a comfort and affinity when we affiliate with like-minded folks who share common beliefs and values. But how do we navigate our differences in todays polarized climate?Its important that we carefully consider the personalities and temperaments of those around us and proceed with caution.When we try to overly assert our position or change a persons mind, we will likely be woefully disappointed. How we respond and conduct ourselves in the face of upset speaks to our own character and sense of self-worth. It may be difficult not to react defensively and to restrain our negative reactions. While we may want to rant, rage or malign, there are obviously more dignified, self-protective steps we can take. There are folks who enjoy a spirited debate with challengers, knowing how to stay civil, while putting up careful boundaries to protect the relationship. Each side knows how to recognize dangerous territory and to put on the brakes sometimes with good humor, other times with dismay. In these instances, we take care to recognize the validity of our friends point of view and feelings, without animosity, even though we acknowledge that were in disagreement. And theres a good likelihood these relationships can weather the storm. With friends (or relatives), we can make a concerted effort not to discuss controversial topics. But sometimes, we find ourselves so busy sidestepping the landmines, we may end up with a relationship that feels superficial or strained. We may find ourselves avoiding certain people or social venues we previously enjoyed. We all know others who may be looking to pick a fight, and who will vociferously take over conversations to belligerently promote their positions. It may feel demeaning and aggressive. Sadly, there are those occasions where the sentiments are so strong, and the revulsion so entrenched, that the parties can no longer tolerate being in each others presence. Its as if a person has become defined by his politics. We may need to reevaluate relationships. With family members, deciding to cut off a relationship has many more layers of complication. But, lets not lose sight of what matters most to us. Ironically, many of us happen to agree on more issues and policies than our contentious rhetoric would have us believe. Have we lost our ability to have a civilized discussion that doesnt deteriorate to an ugly, name-calling shouting match? Can we become BETTER than the ugliness swirling around us, and treat each other with thoughtful care? Can we remind ourselves of the traits we DO have in common with each other and enjoy each others humanity? I certainly hope so. Linda Lipshutz, M.S., LCSW, is a psychotherapist serving individuals, couples and families. She can be reached in her Palm Beach Gardens office at 561630-2827, online at, or on Twitter @ LindaLipshutz. linda


A8 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY Like radio signals gradually dissipating in outer space, the noise of the coast faded as I drove around the lake from the city of Okeechobee on the northern shore, which is surrounded by cattle pastures, to Uncle Joes Fish Camp on the southwestern edge between Moore Haven and Clewiston, by sugar cane fields that stretch out for some 450,000 acres. The 730-square-mile lake itself was to me at first, in terms of scenic beauty, a disappointment. That gave way to surprise and then appreciation. You cant see most of it from the road due to a massive dike the Army Corps of Engineers built around it following the horrific 1928 hurricane that breached its southern levee, killing maybe 2,500 or 3,000 people. There are worries a similar catastrophe could happen today, one of the reasons the Corps must send water to the coasts if the lake gets too full. When you do get up on the dike there often isnt a lot of lake to see; much of its outer rim is covered with scrubby green-brown marshland. There are a few points to observe vast open water from the shore at the marina in Pahokee (which is currently closed for renovations) and at the Port Mayaca lock, for example. And across the entire top of the dike in a 109-mile loop there is a mostly paved hiking-biking path, the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST), a part of the Florida National Scenic Trail that is for the most part exposed to the glaring sun. Sections along the way are now being renovated by the Corps various projects and impassable. The towns on the southern shore of the lake are known for their impoverished populations, but they are also home to residents who would never trade their homes for the n the second week of November, as the Midterm elections roared on, I actually set out to discover and photograph Lake Okeechobee and the communities surrounding it as if it were some foreign country, a mysterious Eastern apparition instead of a Florida landmark only a little more than an hour from my home in Fort Myers closer than my usual weekend destinations in Tampa or Miami and one that has been in the news this year with negative coverage that, fairly and unfairly, tends to position Lake O at the epicenter of Floridas serious water problems.IPHOTOS AND STORY BY EVAN WILLIAMS EWILLIAMS@FLORIDAWEEKLY.COMAROUND LAKEOKEECHOBEEA fishing boat cuts a wake on the southwestern shore of the lake at dawn by Uncle Joes Fish Camp outside Clewiston.1


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 NEWS A9 bustle of the coast. And they are rich in diversity in other words, there are some excellent places to eat. During an airboat ride, when the captain told one of the passengers from Canada how shallow the lake is (its average depth is 9 feet), he looked visibly disappointed or perhaps just confused. What kind of lake is this anyway? Actually, its extraordinary, unlike any other lake in the U.S. and not really a proper lake at all, at least in terms that a Midwestern transplant like myself understands. Its Seminole name means Big Water, and it is the headwaters of a vast River of Grass, the Everglades, capturing runoff from as far north as Orlando and naturally flowing south to the ocean, or at least it used to. Human engineering and enterprise, in order to build our homes, raise cattle, grow sugar cane, and create roads (Interstate 75) across the southern rim of the lakes natural spillway has altered and damaged this ecosystem, with a footprint roughly the size of New Jersey, forever. I have seen the worst invasive species and it is us. But much of the lake and its communities stubbornly retain a feeling of times past, even if their early agricultural boom years ended in the 1970s Joes Fish Camp looks much as it did in the 1950s or even earlier. Much earlier. On a typically misty Saturday morning here on the dike above Joes on the lake, there remained a sort of prehistoric-looking beauty; the subtle gradations of color over marshland extending out beyond the visible horizon just before dawn, the sound of insects, fish rising in the water, a distant flock of birds, a heron soaring over the marsh, the hooo-ing of an owl, the silhouette of a palm tree, the intensity of the sunlight; enduring Florida images that I embrace even and maybe especially if they are clichd. The only sign of predawn man was a small fishing boat, probably out to catch the bass the lake is famous for, along with its commercial catfish industry; and, appearing like a ghost out of the mist a LOST hiker coming closer, closer, and f inally stopping where I stood: Jim Maruna, a slight 75-yearold man who had bicycled from his home in Key West to St. Augustine and now was camped at Joes before continuing on his journey. Even though these images of Lake O and its communities are by no means comprehensive, I tried to capture some of the remaining beauty of this landscape and of those who call its vicinity home, or were, like me, just passing through. Uncle Joes Fish Camp at dusk seen from the top of the Herbert Hoover Dike. Atop the dike sits the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST), which runs for 109 miles around the lake. Uncle Joes includes rental cabins, RV hookups, a campground, and a small store and bar. During World War II, German POWs were kept at this site, called Liberty Point. In 1948, Uncle Joe Griffin and his wife, Thelma, bought the property, which is now owned by Cindy Massey, 62. She and her family have run the business since 1986. 2 12 Lake Okeechobee Clewiston PahokeeBelle GladeMoore Haven Okeechobee 70 78 76 80 27 98Kings BarMyacca CutPelican Bay Okeechobee Waterway B B B B B B Kin Kin Kin Monkeys BoxSouthern Bay 1 1 10 11 14 13 15 18 2 7 9 3 5 6 8 16 10 12


A10 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLYA crop duster swoops low over a sugarcane field between Moore Haven and Clewiston off County Road 720. West Palm Beach residents Felix Guy, 19, and Clayton Burney, 57, on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, fish in the rim ditch, the canal around Lake O dug out by the Army Corps to build the Herbert Hoover Dike in the 1930s. They are at the Florida Trail Henry Creek Trail Head on the northeastern shore. Mr. Burney came out to fish because Im tired of looking at the walls of the house. Asked about the election, the conversation quickly turned to President Trump. He has no respect for anybody, Mr. Burney said, but added, He can go ahead and build the wall. They were fishing for crappie using minnows and plastic bait. 3 4


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A12 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY Okeechobee resident and airboat captain Denise Ferrell, 36, and her husband run Eagle Bay Airboat Rides, located at a produce stand on Eagle Bay on the north side of the lake off FL-78. Shes also a mother of three and volunteers for the fire department. I paid $35 for the ride along with two others about 5 p.m., near dusk. It was a beautiful night. There was a rainbow, the sun setting over cow pastures, Spanish moss dripping from trees, and birds soaring down in front of the boat as we sped along. Ms. Ferrell stopped at some of her favorite spots, including where a bald eagle nests and a Stormwater Treatment Area. I had fresh fried catfish fingers for lunch one day at Lightseys Seafood Restaurant in Okeechobee, an excellent spot to enjoy this local staple. The fish came from just down the street and around the corner off FL-78 at Okeechobee Fish Company. Every weekday, fishermen bring in thousands of pounds of catfish. Jeannett Courson, 40, and her husband Buddy Courson, 45, both grew up here and own the company. (Mr. Courson comes from a long line of Lake O fishermen, so to speak.) At just past 10 a.m., workers here are processing catfish fresh out of the lake. They set trot lines and collect them with the fish starting before dawn. 5 6


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 NEWS A13Okeechobee resident Chris Harris, 18, unveiled the catch of the day at Okeechobee Fish Company: about 500 pounds of catfish. Its pretty soothing, he said of fishing on the lake. It clears your mind. Its pretty cool to watch the sunrise on the water, too. Clewiston resident Ysabel Parker, 60, is a front desk receptionist at the Clewiston inn, a 1938 Inn on the National Register of Historic Places, built by U.S. Sugar Corp., with an old Southern plantation look and a stunning cypress wood-paneled lobby. President Herbert Hoover once stayed here. Ms. Parker and her husband moved to town a few years ago from Georgia for work. She grew up in Lima, the capital of Peru, and speaks Spanish, English, French and a little Italian. 13Passengers on an airboat ride in Eagle Bay look toward a rainbow at dusk.14 15


A14 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLYJ.P. Sasser, 63, is the former mayor of Pahokee, the town where he grew up. We had lunch at Banyan Tree Caf, a popular diner in nearby Belle Glade, where he seemed to know just about everyone. We both ordered the special: Cornish hen smothered in gravy with stuffing, lima beans, collard greens and hoe cakes, with what else? sweet tea. It was delicious. He now works on his hobby, restoring classic cars at a Belle Glade auto body shop. Every business in the Glades is directly or indirectly connected to agriculture, Mr. Sasser says. He grew up fishing, hunting and waterskiing on the lake, its periphery and islands, and sees these inland communities as the real Florida Southern drawls and all. Mr. Sasser also was one of the first openly gay mayors in the United States, elected in his small hometown of about 6,000 people (from 2002 to 2008 and 2010 to 2013). Oreo, resident Great Dane at Uncle Joes Fish Camp. Pahokee resident Terry Butler, 53, runs his lawncare and landscaping business and does work for the city, including here at the Pahokee Marina, which is currently closed for renovations. Mr. Butler grew up here playing football, catching fish as well as alligators. His grandparents came here from Georgia and other Southern states to harvest crops such as corn. He has six children. I asked him what the best and worst things about living here are. The greatest thing about Pahokee, Florida, is its a small-town community, everybodys in it together, he said. The least thing I like about Pahokee is we dont have any growth here. We need some growth here. Ive watched my city crumble like a war zone. 87 9


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 NEWS A15Milton Carpenter, 89, gently helps an orchid open up at his greenhouse and home in Belle Glade, where he has lived with his wife, Nancy, for nearly 45 years. The day I stopped by unannounced, one of their daughters was visiting from Switzerland, and his roof was being repaired. But he was happy to talk and left me with a signed copy of his book, From the Hand of God to the Miracles of O rchids, along with advice that at age 38 I should start thinking about marriage. The owner of Uncle Joes Fish Camp, Cindy Massey, 62, sits on the front steps of her home on the property. She is looking at flowers she got from her husbands funeral, a decorated Vietnam War veteran and U.S. Army Sgt. Eddie Massey. She had just replanted them the day before, a Friday, when I arrived. Thats why yesterday was kind of hard for me to talk, she explained, it was just seven months yesterday. Still aint easy. He often worked at Joes from dawn until after dusk. I learned how to keep (dinner) warm, she said. 1210Cattle graze in a pasture off Eagle Bay on the northern edge of the lake. 11


A16 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLYJim Maruna, 75, about an hour after sunrise at Uncle Joes Fish Camp. Mr. Maruna has a P.O. box and a place in Key West, but is mostly a full-time traveler. Starting on May 1, he bicycled from the Keys all the way to St. Augustine, staying at state parks and campsites along the way for a few weeks at a time, usually riding on U.S. 27 with a backpack weighing about 70 pounds. A day of riding takes him 55 to 60 miles. He plans to be back in Key West by mid-April. My daughter flies in from Ohio to visit for two weeks and then I start traveling again, he said. I asked him why he stays on the road and how he manages the rigor of this lifestyle at his age. I worked in an office job my whole life, he said, an electric company in Cleveland, Ohio. I was sitting all day. When I got out I wanted to do stuff so I used to bike a lot, cross-country ski, whitewater kayak. So I kept active that way and now its a way of life for me. 17Roland Martin Marina in Clewiston at dawn. 16


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 NEWS A17ANDY 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@ SOCIETYPalm Health Foundations Better Brain Luncheon, Kravis Center 1. Inger Harvey, Greg Quattlebaum and Carmelle Marcelin Chapman 2. Jennifer Doak, Marnie Poncy, Andrea Stephenson Royster and Terrell Seabrooks 3. Barbara Jacobowotz and John Lacy 4. Lisa Williams Taylor and Alina Alon 5. Seth Bernstein and Laurie George 6. Katherine Senn, Wendy Galinsky, Jill Merrell, Justin Merrell, Veronica Merrell, Jessica Merrell and Libby Snyder 7. Marsha Fishbane and Mark Elhilo 8. Jay Sherouse and Christine Koehn 9. Helen Fisher and Pat McNumar 10. Paula Triana, Miguel Benavento, Pam Perrin and Pablo del Real 11. Neal Nay, Roxanne Stein and Daniel Lichtstein 12. Kathleen Ahearn, Don McKenna and Sheila Griffin 13. Peter Lansing, Sue Hutchon and Jack Lansing 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 A NDY S PIL O 11 Jeri Muoio and Ilene Soloman Silber


A18 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 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@ SOCIETYMaking Strides Against Breast Cancer, Meyer Amphitheatre 1. Lynda Schrier, Marty Schrier and Shadow 2. Thomas Lee, Heemoon Lee, Heeduk Lee and June Lee 3. Mary Jo McPhail, Julian Berrocal and June Lee 4. Kelly Madey, Deborah Goldstein, Crystal Paglino, Allison Kerr and Donna Skillings 5. Teresa Williams, Roberta Fowler, Lauren Karali, Linda Newman, Dawn Paynter and Angelica Howe 6. Mo Foster, Sally Severied, Erick Solm, Paul Mikel and Giorgio Schiavone 7. Hector Echevaria, Thomas Volante and Antonio Correa 8. Laura Seoglio and Karen Sweeney 9. Kylee White, Jenna Thiel and Taylor Anderson 10. Carol Anderson and Camryn DelRio Linton 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10Carlos Diaz and Marais Diaz


BUSINESS PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018| A19WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM HERE ARE THREE THINGS THAT MAKE Oxbridge Academy a unique school, says Dr. Ralph Maurer, who became head of school in July after being head of schoolelect since the beginning of the year. One is the quality and disciplinary depth of the faculty, Mr. Maurer says. Weve got an enormous number of Ph.D.s on the faculty that are not only superb teachers but can go very deep into the field. And that leads to the second thing. We offer a lot of choice for students, he says. Students cannot only get an amazing core education, but they can explore their interests deeply. We offer things like aviation, material science, design engineering and AfricanAmerican literature. We also have electives that very few other schools have. The third thing is what he calls a culture of kindness. Its roots are kind of the diversity in the school diversity thats socio-economic and international, too, Mr. Maurer says. And theres a core respect between students and MONEY & INVESTINGPG&E hit from California fires proves no stock is risk-freeWith scores of people confirmed dead, thousands of homes destroyed and hundreds of thousands of acres burned, two California wildfires have become the most destructive in modern history. All of our hearts go out to those suffering from these terrible forces of nature, affected by the Camp Fire in Northern California, and the Woolsey Fire in Southern California. Along with the tragic human suffering, one surprising stock has been devastated along with its customers utility company Pacific Gas & Electric. Since the start of the fires, the stock has lost about a third of its value and many analysts believe that the stocks descent is not close to being finished. PG&E was founded in 1905 through the merger of The San Francisco Gas & Electric Company and the California Gas & Electric Corporation. The combined company provided power and gas services to San Francisco and northern California. Soon the company expanded through acquisition and internal growth until by 1914 it was the largest utility company on the West Coast. Today the company has diversified into producing energy via solar, natural gas, hydroelectric and nuclear power. It produces power for nearly two-thirds of California encompassing, over 5.2 million households and is one of the largest power utilities in the United States. Soon after the Camp Fire, investigators attempted to ascertain the cause of the blaze. Approximately 15 minutes before the fire started, a PG&E transmission line went offline. And two days before the fire started, the company warned that it may have to shut down certain power lines due to dangerous fire weather conditions. So, although the cause of the fire is not yet known for certain, investigators and analysts are starting to believe that some incident SEE INVEST, A22 SEE MAURER, A22 BY MARY THURWACHTERmthurwachter@ COURTESY PHOTORalph Maurer became head of school at Oxbridge Academy in July.Oxbridge head mentors next generation T


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PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE A21 earlSTEWARTearls@estoyota.com561-358-1474 EARL ON CARSShould I buy a car or have a colonoscopy?If youre over 55, you should have had a colonoscopy. If you havent, call a gastroenterologist, because this could save your life; it did mine, but thats another story. I had another colonoscopy (about a half-dozen, so far) a few days ago, and I must tell you that its a very unpleasant experience, mainly from the mental anguish, anticipation and the discomfort of the preparation the previous day. I had a lot of time to think about my procedure and I started thinking about how this experience parallels that of buying a car. Its something you must do and has a very good benefit, but you dread the process. If you need further proof that buying cars is an unpleasant experience, just read the latest Gallup poll titled Honesty and Ethics in Professions. The Gallup organization has been taking this poll every year since 1977. Car dealers have ranked last, or nearly last, in every poll for 42 years! For the latest full year poll in 2017, click on My newspaper columns and blog consist mainly of suggestions and inside information that can make your new or used car buying experience less of a fearful one. Some of the titles/subjects are Always Get an Out the Door Price, Bait and Switch Advertising, Beware of Deceptive Internet Car Pricing, Beware of Direct Mail Car Advertising, Buying a Car When You Have a Credit Problem, Eight Steps to Ensure You Are Buying the Best Car for the Best Price, List Price and MSRP Might Not Be the Same, Negotiating to Buy a Car, Open Letter to Florida Car Dealers (I, II, III, and IV), Shop Your Financing and Trade, Should I Buy My Car at the End of the Lease?, Should I Lease or Buy my Next Car?, Should I Pay Cash or Finance My Next Car?, Should I Trade in My Old Car or Sell it Myself, Tell Your Car Dealer to be Nice, The Right Used Car is a Better Buy than a New Car, Translating Misleading Car Ads, What is the True Cost of that New Car?, What to do if You Are Treated Badly by a Car Dealer, When is a Car Sale Not a Car Sale?, and The Internet Price is the Lowest Price for a New Car. You can read all my articles (hundreds) at Youll find links there to listen to my live, weekly radio show (Saturdays 8-10 a.m. EST), my YouTube videos, Podcasts, Facebook, Twitter and a wealth of other information on how not to get ripped off by a car dealer. Almost every one of these articles originated from readers of my column, callers to my radio show, and others experiences when buying cars from car dealers. I get a lot of calls from people whove never bought a car from me. They call to tell me of their bad experience with another dealer and, when I get several calls on the same subject, I write a column on it. People often call me asking for advice or assistance after theyve already bought, which is closing the barn door after the horse is gone. On more than one occasion, Ive called car dealers asking them to consider undoing a wrong they have caused one of their customers. I must confess that my batting average on this effort is below .300. I wont give up, however. One of my most recent calls was from a customer who was charged nearly a $1,000 in service work performed on her car when she had brought it in for a routine service that should have cost her less than $100. She called me for help and was forceful and diligent in following my advice. She got a complete refund on the unasked for, unnecessary charges. One thing that amazes me about these weekly columns and my radio show is that I have been writing and airing for nearly 14 years is that no car dealer has ever called me to complain, or for any other reason. Ive not been sued, either. I think that says something about the truth of my articles. Im not a lawyer, but I do know that you cant successfully sue somebody for libel or slander if they write or say the truth. Im puzzled why not one single dealer would call me just out of curiosity. I dont have a secretary and I dont screen any of my calls nor do any of my employees. They do know how successful my dealership is and how fast my sales are growing. They know that Im selling a lot of their former customers. Many of these new customers tell me how they told the other dealers why they chose to take their business elsewhere. I believe that before too much longer we will see some changes in the way other car dealers do business even if they refuse to call me, as I have invited them to do. Sooner or later, they will understand that treating your customers with courtesy and integrity is just plain, good business. BEHIND THE WHEELBMWs X2 is part of a hidden tradition Small crossovers are red hot right now, and so the new X2 is a part of a decisive strategy. Those young professionals on the rise who were surprised they could lease their first BMW 1-Series or 3-Series three years ago are now coming back. Theyve earned a little extra status, and that comes with some extra money in their pockets. They want crossovers, and the X2 was built for this market. It looks sporty with a great style line that starts at the front wheel arch and runs down the body before melting into the taillight design. Theres even a bit of history with BMWs famous Hofmeister kink (thick rear pillar) that includes a large roundel logo just like the classic CS coupes of the 1960s and 0s. In fact, the X2 is really more like a hot hatchback, but BMW puts in beefy jowls to make sure the people see it as a crossover. Inside, this one shares its DNA with the rest of the BMW lineup. For the driver, that means a sport steering wheel, clear dials and a very straightforward setup compared to a lot of other luxury machines. The layout is nearly identical to the X1, and thats because they are close siblings. This ones sleeker lines mean less room in the rear and less cargo space. It still doesnt take away from the fact that its a useful design with a usable back seat. One thing to watch out for are the options. Our car came in at $50K. That might not make a big impact on the junior executive who loves leases, but those who are buying outright might find it a bit expensive for the market. Mindful shoppers can stay closer to the $37,395 base price. A good reason its fine to be frugal with X2s options is that all but the M-Sport versions come with the same engine. The vehicle delivers on its sporty looks with the 2.0-liter turbo motor that makes 228 horsepower. Its quite energetic, and when left on Sport mode, it delivers a linear acceleration package. BMWs are known for embracing rearwheel drive, but the X2 rebels. The platform is the same as the X1, which was developed for the Mini brand. That means front-wheel drive with all-wheel drive as an option. It seems a bit sacrilegious, but the Mini is an exciting car to drive, and it translates to a sharp-handling BMW. At first it might appear like the X2 is making compromises to cash in on an emerging market. In reality, BMW is not selling out its heritage, and instead, its servicing one of its most enduring customer bases. Enthusiast magazines spent the 1980s and s praising the 3-Series for being a great handling car. However, the real value to BMW was that it became the popular sports sedan in the junior executive starter kit. Many of those customers didnt take advantage of the sporty suspension, because it was only used for bumper-to-bumper traffic on the way to Wall Street. Why is this history lesson so important? Because the X2 doesnt exist for its usefulness. The taller X1 is more practical, and the 3-Series wagon is an even bolder choice while still offering added utility. But the X2 has that ideal chemistry of popular style, brand fame and genuine sportiness that the premium market loves right now. Theres no shame in being a yuppie, and the X2 proves that BMW still loves you.


A22 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLYdents, students and faculty and staff and employees. You just walk in and its a very happy place. Its one of the first things I noticed. Parents and students choose the school based on those three core reasons, among others, he explains. But how does the Oxbridge, a private coeducational college-preparatory high school in West Palm Beach, foster that culture of kindness? One of the things I learned was that if you want to have a very strong culture, you ritualize, and you repeat, he says. We try to discuss it a lot and discuss what it means. You have to do that in a highly legitimate way. You cant do it in a shallow way. Discussions take place during classes. When were discussing literature or history, the teachers bring the concepts of respect and diversity to bear on challenges in history or concepts in literature, the Head of School says. We also celebrate student achievement in athletics and academics with each other in our assemblies. We do it consistently. It gives the students an appreciation of each other in a way that were not just telling the students to be kind to one another, but were giving them ways of showing each other whats unique about them, celebrating difference and giving them ways of seeing what is meaningful and special about each other. That, he says, is really the root of learning, that other people are legitimate human beings and that they deserve kindness. This year the school celebrates its first class five-year reunion, a reminder of how much the school has excelled in such a short time. Created as an innovative, alternative concept to high school education, Oxbridge has experienced impressive growth in just eight years, with exceptional college placement to top-ranked schools including the Ivy League schools. Its varsity athletic teams in a wide variety of sports have won more than 40 state, regional and district titles. Mr. Maurers focus, he says, is to continue to lead Oxbridge toward becoming a world-class school of distinction known nationally and internationally for its innovative approach to balancing intellectual rigor, strong participation in extracurricular activities, and a culture of kindness. A leader in education, he is a regular contributor to the global discussion regarding innovation in independent schools, presenting at the National Association of Independent Schools annual conference and participating in the NAIS Institute for New Heads. Before coming to Oxbridge, Mr. Maurer was the Headmaster of The International School Nido de Aguilas (Nido), an independent English-language international day school in Santiago, Chile. Mr. Maurer grew up in Gainesville, where both his parents taught at the University of Florida. His mother, who recently retired, was a business law professor. His late father was a medical school professor and an expert in autism. I sort of grew up steeped in education, Mr. Maurer says. I always figured that I would be a research professor, a more traditional academic. I had no idea what field. I figured that probably right up until a year after I finished my Ph.D. at Stanford and we moved to New Orleans right after Hurricane Katrina. I met my wife there. I realized that either I wasnt cut out to be a research professor and/or was much more interested in other areas of education. He started a consulting firm and, in the course of that, he ran a public/private venture capital fund. I got very involved in entrepreneurship in the city. I taught a lot of entrepreneurship strategy, he says. I ended up running the Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship Research at Tulane, which gave me a real sense of academic administration very early in my career, which I was very fortunate to do. So, I started to get a better sense of what my role in education might be. He and his wife, Meg Butler, a classical archeologist, and their 10-year-old son live in West Palm Beach. Dr. Ralph Maurer Age: 43 Where I grew up: Gainesville Education: A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy; earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communications studies from Northwestern University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida, and a Ph.D. in management science and engineering from Stanford University. What brought me to Florida: My family was moving back to the United States from Santiago, Chile, and had several options in different states. Certainly, moving back to my native Florida was attractive, but even more so was the opportunity to run such an ambitious, meaningful, and much needed educational institution as Oxbridge. My first job and what it taught me: Working at the Gator Gift Shop at the University of Florida the summer I turned 16. This taught me how much educational institutions mean to community spirit and the importance of customer service. A career highlight: Founding the Professional Development Academy at my former school, International School Nido de Aguilas. The Academy delivers more than 300 hours of professional development a year to Nido faculty, faculty from other independent schools internationally, and public school faculty in Chile on a pro bono basis. What I do when Im not working: Playing with my son, enjoying good films and food. The spark or seminal moment that made me decide on my field: I was on the faculty at Tulane University and helping the head of a K-12 independent school in New Orleans develop an innovation and design curriculum. After working with her, her faculty, and some of the students in a pilot middle school class on new product development I realized I could make a much bigger difference in the K-12 part of the education sector. Best advice for someone looking to make it in my field: Schools are complex organizations. Leaders need to understand education deeply, but they also need to understand and continually improve on organizational structure and climate, finance, marketing, operations, fundraising, and constituent relations, among other functions. Heads of schools need to be ambidextrous leaders who can be deep into educational innovation at the same time that they fully tend to a thriving nonprofit. About mentors: I have several mentors, but the most significant piece of advice I have been given came from my father The quality of your life is ultimately determined by your relationships with other people. MAURERFrom page 19 involving PG&E power equipment may have started this deadly fire. Unfortunately, this is not the first time that PG&E has been blamed in natural disasters. From 1952 to 1966 the company dumped 370 million gallons of tainted water into ponds around Hinkley, Calif. In 1994, the company was found guilty of starting a fire in the Sierra due to negligent tree trimming. In 2010, one of PG&Es gas pipelines exploded, killing eight people. And just last year, the companys equipment was found to have started several wildfires, most notably a large one around the Napa wine area. Unfortunately for PG&E, the timing of the recent wildfires could not be worse. Just a few months ago, the California legislature passed a law that goes into effect in January which would minimize the financial impact of wildfire liabilities caused by a utility company if the company can show that it acted responsibly. But the rules are not yet in effect, so PG&E may be liable for billions of dollars in damage. Clearly the state of California will not allow PG&E to fail, as it is a monopoly in bringing power to millions of people throughout Northern California. However, that does not mean that stockholders of the company will be spared. It is entirely possible that the company will be forced to pay tens of billions of dollars in restitution or even file for bankruptcy, wiping out current shareholder equity. The primary lesson to be learned here is that no company should be considered an absolute safe investment with no risk. One may think that a highly regulated power company where government regulators set a specific return for shareholders and has monopoly power is a relatively no-risk investment. Clearly the last few weeks show that even one of the largest utility companies can suffer devastating hits to its valuation. It is always important to hold a diversified portfolio with no single investment becoming too large, no matter how safe that investment seems. As for investors who may want to buy PG&E, I would caution against it. It is true that some analysts believe that equity holders of PG&E will be saved by the California state government and the stock is a buy at this level. However, if it is shown that PG&E caused the fire, public outcry may be so overwhelming that the government may want to punish PG&E and shareholders will bear the brunt of this condemnation. For a low return utility investment, the reward is just not worth the risk. 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. INVESTFrom page 19 Cookie Cutters opens two locations for kids haircutsChildren have places to go for haircuts now that C ookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids is open in South Florida. Local couple Alex and Katerina Kramarchuk own two salons, at 1695 W. Indiantown Road in Jupiter and 9920 Alt A1A in Palm Beach Gardens. We are eager to introduce the Cookie Cutters brand to the communities in Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, and look forward to helping the community discover how much fun a childrens haircut can actually be, she said. Cookie Cutters offers an interactive haircut experience, including an in-store playground, a news release said. For the Jupiter salon, call 561-307-7930. For Palm Beach Gardens, call 561-557-9854Luigi Fuoco gets planning advisor credentialsLuigi J. Fuoco, TFG Financial and Fuoco Group managing partner, has received the Certified Exit Planning Advisor designation from the Exit Planning Institute. Mr. Fuoco joins a group of worldwide business consultants able to advise business owners on exit planning, retirement and succession issues. To receive the CEPA credential from the institute, professionals complete a program and testing process, a news release said. A long-time licensed CPA in New York and Florida, Mr. Fuoco was honored as a Whos Who in Accounting by Long Island Business News. The Fuoco Group, together with TFG Financial, is a multi-state professional and financial services organization. Visit to learn more.Venture X opens in Palm Beach GardensVenture X, a shared workspace community, has opened its newest office space at City Centre, 2000 PGA Blvd., Suite 4440, in Palm Beach Gardens. Venture X Palm Beach Gardens offers workspace alternatives from virtual offices and shared workspace to 40 private offices of various sizes, according to a news release. Its meant for corporations seeking to upgrade their real estate investment, entrepreneurs, professionals, startups, small businesses and nonprofits. The space also is for seasonal residents who need an office during their stay in Florida. Unique to the Palm Beach Gardens location is a podcast studio which will allow clients to bring their message to life. The 13,000-square-foot second floor space features a balcony with outdoor seating. For more information, visit VentureX. com. BUSINESS BRIEFS


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BY GRETEL SARMIENTOFlorida Weekly Correspondent HARDPBODIESLacquer sculpture gets a surreal twist in new Morikami show LEASE DO NOT TOUCH reads a warning on the platform holding a gigantic glittering eyeball that has managed a clean break from its socket. It seems almost cruel to flaunt sizable glossy artworks and demand that they be admired from a safe distance, where they are left to incu-SEE BODIES, B10 COURTESY IMAGEBody by Aoki Chie. Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue. These instructions that Hamlet gave his players aptly reflect the goals of the South Florida Shakespeare Troupe, whose mission is to provide training and support for professional actors to perform Shakespeares plays as they were originally created, according to troupe founder and Carbonell-nominated actor Peter Galman. Our aim is to cultivate an appreciation for the text of Shakespeare among new audiences, Mr. Galman said. Ive been able to attract about 30-40 of the best actors in South Florida to our troupe. We give live performances from the First Folio as originally practiced by Shakespeares company. Using workshops, we explore the original text for cues and clues that guide us to the most authentic oral delivery of Shakespeares writing. Formerly a New York actor with Broadway and national television credits on his resume, Mr. Galman spent 10 years as a company member of the Actors Shakespeare Company of New Jersey, playing such plum roles as Bottom in A Midsummer Nights Dream, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, Prospero in The Tempest and the title role in King Lear, among many others. He has been very acBY JANIS FONTAINEpbnews@ oridaweekly.comWhats big and brown, festive and fun, bright and merry and shows up every year this time? Of course, its West Palm Beachs signature holiday celebrant, Sandi the 700-ton sand tree, back for her seventh year. This year, two friends will join Sandi. Her foster pup, Duke, from last year will return and her new friend is Merry the Mermaid, who should feel right at home along the Intracoastal Waterway. This year, Holidays in Paradise has a musical, under-the-sea theme. Sandi and Merry will serenade visitors with nightly music and light shows through New Years Eve. Daily activities include fan favorites SnowieVille, where kids can make their own lifesize, tropical snowman for a super-seasonal selfie. Its free and open daily on the Great Lawn. Also back this year: Glow FORE It Mini Golf, a glowin-the-dark course along the Intracoastal Waterway thats dressed in holiday decorations and neon lights. On Wednesday and Thursday nights, a live DJ will be spinning favorite jingle jams. Other returning favorites: Sandis Dressing Room and Sandi Mail. New this year is a holiday shopping boutique in the Lake Pavilion. The Holidays in Paradise festivities begin Nov. 29 during Clematis by Nights time slot with the official lighting of the 35-foot tree. The evening features extended entertainment with two performers: Generation Gap, an a cappella group, opens, followed by headliners Jerry Waynes Private Party Band performing highenergy Top 40 hits. Dont forget to follow Sandi on Twitter @Sanditreewpb. For more information about Holiday in Paradise, visit www.wpb. org/events or call 561-822-1515. Post-Thanksgiving Yappy Hour If you feel like Fido has been neglected over the Thanksgiving holiday, bond with him at The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill, 209 Sixth St., West Palm Beach, during Yappy Hour on Nov. 23. From 5-8 p.m., dogs enjoy plenty of puppy play time in the outdoor patio area, plus there are lawn games and food and drink specials for humans. Live music is by Dekade Djdekade Blair. A portion of sales helps injured rescue pups in HAPPENINGSSEE TROUPE, B11 SEE HAPPENINGS, B10 Sandi returns to West Palm waterfrontCOURTESY PHOTO The plays the thing for Shakespeare troupeBY STEVEN J. SMITHssmith@ ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTPALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY | SECTION BWWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COMWEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 GALMAN


B2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY COLLECTORS CORNERA find thats worth its salt in presidential memories scott SIMMONS Fifty-five years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the 35th presidents legacy looms large over Palm Beach. The state currently is replacing the Southern Boulevard bridge over which he drove his Lincoln convertible from the airport, but you can stop for lunch, dinner or drinks at Ta-boo, where the president dined on occasion, or get ice cream in the luncheonette at Greens Pharmacy in Palm Beach, where he was known to cool his heels. Both he and his family worshiped at St. Edward Catholic Church in Palm Beach and he frequently stopped to pray at St. Anns, in downtown West Palm Beach. You can see the gates to the Kennedy familys oceanfront Addison Miznerdesigned estate, where Kennedy spent one of his final nights. The property sold a few years ago for $31 million and, according to published reports, its interior has been exuberantly reimagined for the current family that calls it home. Its hard to imagine that Nov. 22 marks 55 years since the president was murdered in Dallas. Its one of those moments folks always remember. Older friends recall being sent home from school that day, many of them in tears. I was 10 months old on that fateful day, so I have no memory of the president or his death. My grandmother had just put me to bed for a nap when the neighbor banged on the front door and told her to turn on the television. That was my family. For the Kennedy family, it was part of a cycle of tragedy the presidents father had suffered a major stroke two years before, the presidents newborn son, Patrick, died and less than five years later, the presidents younger brother, Robert, would be felled by an assassin.What stands out to me from events leading up to the presidents assassination? That John-John Kennedy cried the last time he said goodbye to his daddy. Was it coincidence? He must have known in his 3-year-old heart that hed never see the 35th president again. Well never know. But what I do know is that his loss was our nations loss, as the violence shredded a layer of innocence that was never to return. THE FIND:A John F. Kennedy salt and pepper shaker setBought: Noahs Ark Helping Pets, 824 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach; 561-833-8131. Paid: $15 The skinny: This salt and pepper set, made in Japan in 1962, shows the affection with which folks viewed the 35th president. Hes depicted seated in his trademark white rocker it eased the back pain he suffered as the result of injuries he received during World War II. The president forms one shaker, the chair forms another. The cold-painted ceramic piece is in nice shape there are no rubs to the paint, and the back of the rocker is clearly marked JFK, so theres no doubt as to whos seated on your breakfast table. Dont missHistoric Downtown Arcadia Antique Fair Fourth Saturday of the month (Nov. 24) along Oak Street, 863-993-5105 or www. Stuart Antique Show Nov. 24-25, Martin County Fairgrounds, 2616 SE Dixie Highway, Stuart. 941-697-7475 or www. SCOTT SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKLYLeft: This John F. Kennedy salt and pepper set stands about 4 inches high. The president forms one shaker and his chair another. It was made in Japan in 1962 and marketed by Arrow of New York.


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B3 FLORIDA WRITERSHavana/Key West conference encourages discussion but meets disaster Death on the Menu by Lucy Burdette. Crooked Lane Books. 304 pages. Hardcover, $26.99.This is the eighth installment of Lucy Burdettes Key West Food Critic mystery series featuring the loveable Hayley Snow. This time out, its under the imprint of a new publisher. When a major three-day event is planned to find common ground between the cities of Havana and Key West, Hayleys mother gets the catering contract. The venue is the Harry Truman Little White House. As the conference approaches, conflicting political agendas seem likely to undermine this opportunity for fostering goodwill. They are also undermining the aspirations of the man who manages the Little White House facility. Hayley and Miss Gloria (Hayleys 80-plus-year-old landlady and friend) are pressed into service to help with the catering chores. Meanwhile, Hayley is being pushed by her employers at Key Zest magazine to meet several deadlines. Members of a Cuban-American family get caught in the tangle of crosspurposes, and there is a scandal over the disappearance of a rare piece of Hemingway memorabilia the Cuban visitors had loaned to the event. Who stole the piece from its display case? And why? How and why was Gabriel, a member of that Cuban-American family and assisting the event, murdered? Well, of course, Hayley cant help pushing herself into the investigation even when her boyfriend, police Det. Nathan Bransford, warns her about going too far. As with previous titles in this series, Hayleys investigations give the author the opportunity to provide colorful and flavorful tours all around Key West. Ms. Burdette brings this unique town fully to life, in both its physical and cultural dimensions. The inside look at the Truman Little White House is delightfully engaging, as is the portrait of the Hemingway home and all the adjacent neighborhoods. Hayleys connection with the conference catering, as well as her need to generate three restaurant reviews for Key Zest, take readers into a series of food establishments. The focus for the conference menu and for Hayleys column are Cuban specialties, and these vivid scenes will make readers mouths water. Suspense tightens when a relative of the murdered Gabriel is at first missing and then found seriously injured. It gets even tighter when Det. Bransford allows Hayley to play a dangerous role in the investigation as part of his plan to draw out the perpetrator. Like other cozy mystery titles, Death on the Menu blends serious matters with lighthearted tension relief. In this case, the humor stems from Hayleys exuberant personality and her dogged determination to pursue answers as well as justice. She is at once caring and silly, capable and overwhelmed. She overloads herself by saying yes to way too many requests. Sometimes even she knows that she is overextended and exhausted, but she doesnt frown for long. More importantly, she can laugh at herself. Miss Gloria is also a comic character, an older woman who doesnt take her limitations seriously and becomes a kind of role model for active senior living. Hayleys time living on Glorias houseboat is time well spent for both of them and for Ms. Burdettes readers. The complications of Hayleys love life and of her relationship with her mother are powerful ingredients in the authors cozy mystery recipe. The blend of ingredients provides just the right mixture of thoughtfulness, action and escape. Speaking of ingredients and recipes, the book includes 15 pages of recipes that focus on the Cuban palate. Clinical psychologist Lucy Burdette has published 15 mysteries, including the latest in the Key West food critic mysteries. Her books and stories have been shortlisted for Agatha, Anthony and Macavity awards. Shes a member of Mystery Writers of America and a past president of Sisters in Crime. She lives in Madison, Conn., and Key West. BURDETTE NOVEMBER th DECEMBER nd ORIGINAL PRICING! DOOR RIZES AND RAFFLES!ALL LOCATIONS: D O D D O A A A R R R A A A A F FF $ 9.99 Served with Baked Beans & Coleslaw $ 3.99 Served with Coleslaw


B4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY CALENDARPlease send calendar listings to calendar editor Janis Fontaine at pbnewsfw@ THURSDAY11/22FRIDAY11/23The TransCuba Exhibition At Great Hall Gallery at Compass Community Center, 201 N. Dixie Highway, Lake Worth. A photo essay that includes images of transgender Cuban women by photographer Mariette Pathy Allen, an advocate of the transgender community for more than 35 years. Free. https://compassglcc.comNightly Snowfall at CityPlace Through Dec. 31, CityPlace Plaza, West Palm Beach. Times: 6 and 7 p.m. MondayWednesday and 6, 7 and 8 p.m. ThursdaySunday. Free. Friday 8:30 a.m. Nov. 23, Temple Emanu-El, 190 N. County Road, Palm Beach. Following a light breakfast, participants will head out to their choice of four volunteer sites for the Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians & Jews annual morning of community service the day after Thanksgiving. Register in advance at 561-833-6150; www. in the Gardens 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays at the PGA Arts Center, 4076 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets: $15, includes hors doeuvres. Beer and wine for sale. Sponsors, food and merchandise vendors and jazz performers wanted. Info: The Nutcracker Nov. 23-25, Olympic Heights Performing Arts Theater, Boca Raton. Boca Ballet Theatre. 561-995-0709;! PhotoFest 2018 Through Dec. 16, The Box Gallery, 81 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach. Four exhibitions, a workshop, roundtable discussions and minifair in partnership with Compass Community Center, 201 N. Dixie Highway, Lake Worth. www. TheBoxGallery.Info. Nov. 23: New directions in portraiture by photographer Brian Cattelle of Bare USA project. RSVP at Eventbrite. com Nov. 30: The Ties That Bind, a series of works by Valan Evers of Alt.Pix., looks at bondage. RSVP at Eventbrite.comSATURDAY11/24Lecture: Revolutionary Rogues Noon-1:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, FAU John D. MacArthur Campus, Jupiter. David Head, Ph.D., speaks about The Spanish American Pirates and Privateers Who Tried to Conquer Florida. Tickets: $25/member $35/nonmember. www.fau. edu/osherjupiter; 561-799-8547.Holiday Tree Lighting 5-8 p.m. Nov. 24, Downtown at the Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. A free, family-friendly event that includes a light show synchronized to classic holiday tunes on the hour beginning at 6 p.m. plus a marching band and an interactive DJ, stilt walkers and jugglers, crafts and snacks, and visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus. 561-727-2640; Mounts Botanicals Garden of Lights 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. daily Nov. 24 through Dec. 30 at Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 S. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Walk the garden paths bathed in the glow of twinkling lights and lightballs along an easy-to-follow route that takes you through the 15 different gardens. Mounts will also host live dance performances and musical presentations featuring local kids. $8 members; $10 nonmembers; $5 for age 5 to 12. Available online at or at the main gate. Saturday Night Movies 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Canyon Amphitheater at Canyon District Park, 8802 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach. Screening The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. BYO lawn chairs and blankets. fourth annual Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic & Holiday Beach Bash 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 25, Carlin Park, Jupiter. A dog-surfing competition and bikini contest on the beach, plus games, food and entertainment at Carlin Park Civic Center, 351 Old A1A, in Jupiter. Visit the vendor village and take photos with Surfin Santa. Benefits Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch The Humane Society of Greater Jupiter/Tequesta. Admission to the bash is free. Registration for dogs begins at 7:45 a.m. and dog surfing heats begin at 8:30 until 11 a.m. Fees: $45 for small, medium, large, and stand-up paddleboard heats; $35 for military veterans/first responder heats. Donations welcomed. at the Movies, starring Bill Mays 6 p.m. Nov. 25, Club Colette, 215 Peruvian Ave., Palm Beach. Presented by the Jazz Society of Palm Beach. Tickets: $60-$300. 305-8586970; Fall Exhibition: Envisioning Miracles Through Jan. 3, Levis JCC Sandler Center, 21050 95th Avenue S., Boca Raton. An exhibition by the National Association of Women Artists Florida Chapter. 561 -558-252 0; www. Americana: The Songs of Elton John and Billy Joel 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 27, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, FAU John D. MacArthur Campus, Jupiter. Performers: Rod MacDonald & The Humdingers. Tickets: $25/members, $35/nonmembers. www.; 561-799-8547.WEDNESDAY11/28Pre-Festival screening of Hummus 1 p.m. Nov. 28, Levis JCC Sandler Center, 21050 95th Ave. S., Boca Raton. A Muslim woman, a Jewish man and a Christian Arab are on a restless quest for meaning. Despite their historical and cultural differences, they find common ground in their love of hummus. A preview of the Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival which takes place March 10-31. Tickets: $10. The South: Exploring an American Idea 2-4:30 p.m. Nov. 28, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, FAU John D. MacArthur Campus, Jupiter. Stephen Engle, Ph.D, will speak about the South as an idea and what cultural effect it has had. Tickets: $25/ members, $35/non-members. www.fau. edu/osherjupiter; 561-799-8547.LOOKING AHEADAt Home World Premiere Nov. 29, Dec. 1, 6, 8, 9, 13, 15 and 16, Levis JCC Sandler Center, 21050 95th Avenue S., Boca Raton. Award-winning playwright Dan Clancys story about family is presented by West Boca Theatre Company. $40 for VIP reserved seats, $30 general admission. 561-5582520; le Night Out at Sara Campbell, Ltd. 4-7 p.m. Nov. 29, 1051 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. Meet some of the 2019 Ford Warriors in Pink! Sips, bites and shopping and pop-up registration site for the 2019 Race for the Cure. 561-514-3020 or visit & Baskets Holiday Happy Hour 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 29, Salute Market, 5530 PGA Blvd., Suite 101, Palm Beach Gardens. $25, includes a drink ticket and appetizers. An auction too. Benefits the Center for Child Counselings Childhood Trauma Response Program. Info and registration: www. by Night Tree Lighting 6-9 p.m. Thursday, the Great Lawn at the Waterfront, Flagler Drive and Clematis Street, West Palm Beach. 561-8222222 or Palm Beach Antiques Festival Nov. 30, Dec. 1-2, South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach. www. or Sofiya Uryvayeva Martin 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, FAU John D. MacArthur Campus, Jupiter. Program: Music, Money, Wine featuring masterpieces of the great masters Beethoven, Schubert, Tchaikovsky and what effect money and wine had on their success. Tickets: $25/members, $35/nonmembers.; 561-799-8547.Ballet Palm Beach presents The Nutcracker 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, and Dec. 13-16 at The Kings Academy, 8401 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach. For Kravis tickets: 561-832-7469; For Kings Academy: 888-718-4253; Beach Symphonys Symphonic Tales Dec. 2, Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. A program of lively danceinspired orchestral masterworks features guest vocals by the Master Chorale of South Florida. A preshow lobby performance by The Kings Academy Honor Choir under the direction of David Snyder, begins at 2 p.m. or American Ummah Noon-1:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, FAU John D. MacArthur Campus, Jupiter. Lecturer Jacqueline F ewkes, Ph.D., speaks about Anthropological Perspectives on American Muslim Communities. $25 members, $35 nonmembers.; 561-7998547.The Garden Club of Palm Beach Christmas Boutique 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6, the Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach. A fundraiser for Palm Beach Town Beautification and educational efforts. Find preserved boxwoods, hundreds of handmade ornaments, tree toppers, wreaths with signature bows, hand-blown glass, native plants, orchids, handbags and footwear, backgammon boards, toys & puzzles. 561-833-5580; email Choral Society Goes Pops: Holiday Favorites Dec. 15-16, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Auditorium, FAU Jupiter Campus, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. $25 adults, $10 students. 561626-9997; Drummer Boy The Christmas Tour 7 p.m. Dec. 15, Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansburys Way, W. Palm Beach. Features for King & Country with special guest Zach Williams. $20-$65. 561-881-1929; www.wayfm. com; DOLLY HAND Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on PBSCs Belle Glade Campus, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade. 561-993-1160; Annual Living Christmas Tree Dec. 2.Celtic Angels Christmas Dec. 6. Worth the trip: Hot tickets across the state>> GHOST Nov. 23, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Walt Disney Theater, Orlando.; Nov. 24, The Fillmore, Miami Beach. www.; Nov. 25, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. >> MAYDAY PARADE WITH THIS WILD LIFE Nov. 23, House of Blues, Orlando. >> THE STORY SO FAR WITH TURNOVER Nov. 23, The Plaza Live, Orlando. www. >> ELTON JOHN Nov. 23, BB&T Center, Sunrise.; Nov. 24, AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami.; Nov. 27, Amway Center, Orlando.; Nov. 28, Amalie Arena, Tampa. >> SEVEN LIONS Nov. 23, The Ritz Ybor, Tampa.; Nov. 24, House of Blues, Orlando. >> MONICA WITH TANK Nov. 24, James L Knight Center, Miami. >> THE STORY SO FAR Nov. 24, The Ritz Ybor, Tampa. >> JIM BRICKMAN Nov. 27, Artis-Naples, Naples. artisnaples.ticketof; Nov. 28, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota. >> CIRCA SURVIVE WITH LA DISPUTE Nov. 27, House of Blues, Orlando. www. >> MINUS THE BEAR WITH TERA MELOS Nov. 27, The Ritz Ybor, Tampa. www. >> FONSECA Nov. 28, House of Blues, Orlando. >> CIRCA SURVIVE Nov. 28, Jannus Live, St. Petersburg. 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PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B5 Mounts Botanicals Garden of Lights 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. daily Nov. 24Dec. 30 at Mounts Botanical Garden. TOP PICKS #SFL #HAHAHA 11.26 Tony Rock Nov. 2325, Palm Beach Improv at CityPlace. 561-833-1812; www. palmbeachimprov.comAT DRAMAWORKSPalm Beach Dramaworks at the Ann & Don Brown Theatre, 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. 561-514-4042. Ext. 1; on Fire Dec. 7-30.The Spitfire Grill Feb. 1-24.Fences March 29-April 21.The House of Blue Leaves May 17-June 2.AT THE EISSEY The Eissey Theatre, Palm Beach State College, 3160 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 561-207-5900; Treasure Coast Youth Symphony 7 p.m. Nov. 26.Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30.The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday on the first floor of the BB building. 561207-5015. Henriett Anri Michel Exhibition Through Dec. 7.AT THE FLAGLER Flagler Museum, 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $18 adults, $10 youth ages 13-17, $3 ages 6-12, free for younger than 6. 561-655-2833; Exhibition: Star Power: Edward Steichens Glamour Photography Through Jan. 6. More than 80 dramatic black and white portraits of celebrities and fashion models from the 1920s and 30s by Edward Steichen (1879-1973). Guided exhibition tours at noon Wednesday. Free with museum admission.Star Power Lecture Series $35 for each lecture, $60 for the series of two lectures. Reservations required. Selling Celebrity: Edward Steichens Portrait Revolution 6 p.m. Nov. 29. Speaker: Scott Eyman, bestselling author and critic. AT GARDENS MALLThe Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 561-775-7750; www.thegardensmall.comBig Dog Ranch Rescue Pupup A pop-up adoption site and pet boutique, on the lower level of Sears Court.Pet Photos with Santa 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 24 and Dec. 2. Reservations required at 561-775-7750 or in person at the Information Desk.Holiday Gift-Wrapping Suite Nov. 23-Dec. 24. Complimentary giftwrapping for all purchases from The Gardens Mall in the lower level of Bloomingdales Court. Also find free cellphone charging, holiday movies, kidfriendly crafts. Donations benefit The Arc of Palm Beach County.Salvation Army Angel Tree Nov. 23-Christmas on the lower level of Sears Court. Pick an angel, help a underprivileged child in Palm Beach County. The 29th Annual Musicthon 10 a.m. Dec. 15 in the Nordstrom Court. The performances are by kids from the Palm Beach County Schools Music Programs taught by members of the Palm Beach Music Teachers Association. Proceeds benefit Camp Vitas of Vitas Hospice.AT THE KELSEYThe Kelsey Theater, 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. 561-328-7481; www.thekelseytheater. com or DJ Logic Black Friday Jam 8 p.m. Nov. 23. Funk. Every Time I Die, Turnstile, Angel Du$t, Vein 7 p.m. Dec. 4Joe Marcinek All Star Jam 8 p.m. Dec. 14. AT THE KRAVIS The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-832-7469; Through Dec. 2. Tickets start at $39.Jersey Boys Nov. 23-24. Tickets start at $47.Benji Brown Nov. 25. Tickets start at $15.Black Violin: Classical Boom Tour Nov. 26. (PEAK). Tickets start $15.The Modern Gentlemen Nov. 27. (Adults at Leisure Series). $99 for the six-show package. Starting Nov. 2, individual tickets are $29.ThePianoGuys: Christmas Together Nov. 28. Tickets start at $35.Jill and Rich Switzer: Saloon Songs: From the Rat Pack to Right Now Nov. 30-Dec. 1. $35.AT THE LIGHTHOUSEJupiter Lighthouse and Museum, Lighthouse Park, 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter. 561-747-8380, Ext. 101; a Blue Star Museum, active duty U.S. military and their immediate families, are admitted free year-round. Valid U.S. military ID required.Lighthouse Sunset Tours Nov. 28. Spectacular sunset views and an inside look at the nuts & bolts of a working lighthouse watchroom. Tour time: 75 minutes. $15 members, $20 nonmembers. RSVP required. Lighthouse Moonrise Tour Nov. 23. See the moon rise over the lighthouse. $20 members, $25 nonmembers. Lighthouse Story Time & Crafts for Kids 10:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of the month. Ages 8 and younger. Bring a mat. Free. Reservations required. Next meeting: Dec.Hike Through History 8:30-10:30 a.m. the first Saturday of the month. A 2-mile trek. Free. Reservations required. Next hike: Dec. 1. 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: Dec.Twilight Yoga at the Light 7-8 p.m. Nov. 26. By donation.AT LYNN Lynn University, 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton. 561-237-9000; events.lynn. eduDeans Showcase No. 2 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29. Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall. $10.AT THE MALTZ Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. 561-575-2223; www. jupitertheatre.orgBeauty and the Beast Nov. 27-Dec. 16.AT THE JCC Mandel Jewish Community Center, 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens. 561712-5200; events: Duplicate Bridge 12:30-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. $9 members; $11 guests. Timely Topics Discussion Group 10:30 a.m.-noon Mondays. Lively discussions. $4 drop-in fee. Bridge: Advanced Beginners Supervised Play 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays. $13 members; $15 guests Bridge: Intermediate Class 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays. $13 members; $15 guests Bridge: Advanced Beginners Supervised Play 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Fridays, $13 members; $15 guests Pickleball 9-11 a.m. Monday and Wednesday. $20 per month or $5 drop-in fee. Special Events Reel Matters presents Leon Blum: For All Mankind 7 p.m. Nov. 27. This powerful documentary tells the story of Leon Blum, the first Jew to serve as prime minister of France and a survivor of the Nazis at the Buchenwald concentration camp. $12. Ladies of Literature 10 a.m. Nov. 28. For discussion: White Houses by Amy Bloom. $5 drop-in fee. AT OLD SCHOOL SQUARE Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. 243-7922; 11.25 #SHINE Mays at the Movies, starring Bill Mays 6 p.m. Nov. 25, Club Colette. Presented by the Jazz Society of Palm Beach. Tickets: $60-$300. 305-858-6970; www. Black Violin: Classical Boom Tour Nov. 26, Kravis Center. 561-832-7469; CALENDAR


B6 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 FLORIDA WEEKLY PEAK Series made possible by a grant from the MLDauray Arts Initiative in honor of Leonard and Sophie DavisVisit the Centers ofcial website or call 561.832.7469 Group Sales: 561.651 .4438 or 561.651.4304NOTHING LIKE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BENJI BROWNSunday, November 25 at 7:30 pmFrom relationship drama to drive-through ordering, nothing escapes Benji Browns rambunctious, high-energy humor and hilarious voices, especially that of his most-requested character, Kiki. Contains mature content. S un d ay, THE CROWD GOES WILD! The New York TimesGo behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award-winning true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. Not recommended for children under the age of 12 due to strong profane, authentic Jersey language, smoking, strobe lights, and gun shots.Sponsored by Dorothy Halperin and Carol Halperin Minkin Joyce T. YeckesJERSEY BOYSFriday and Saturday, November 23-24Friday at 8 pm Saturday at 2 pm and 8 pmDreyfoos Hall PEAK SeriesBLACK VIOLIN: CLASSICAL BOOM TOURMonday, November 26 at 8 pmDreyfoos Hall Artists Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin) combine classical training with hip-hop cool to create a sound that critics have called classical boom. All programs and artists subject to change.JILL AND RICH SWITZER SALOON SONGS: FROM THE RAT PACK TO RIGHT NOWFriday and Saturday, at 7:30 pmPersson Hall As Jill and Rich celebrate the most requested tunes from their careers performing in clubs, youll be transported on a journey to the soundtrack of watering holes everywhere. CALENDARFree Friday Concerts Through Feb. 1, Pavilion. 7:30 p.m. Free. Food and beverages vendors. Uproot Hootenanny Nov. 23. Bluegrass. Forever Eric Eric Clapton Tribute Nov. 30. AT THE PLAYHOUSE Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. 561-586-6410; www.lakeworthplayhouse.comBarefoot in the Park Through Dec. 2AT THE IMPROVPalm Beach Improv at CityPlace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 250, West Palm Beach. 561-833-1812; www.palmbeachimprov.comTony Rock Nov. 23-25.Fresh Drunk Stoned Nov. 29.David Spade Nov. 30-Dec. 1.Craig Gass Nov. 30-Dec. 2.AT THE FOUR ARTS The Society of the Four Arts, 100 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. 561-6557226; Series Showtimes: 2:30 and 6 p.m. $5 at the door. Free to members. Gigi Nov. 30.AT THE GALLERIES Ann Norton Sculpture Garden 253 Barcelona Road, West Palm Beach. 561-832-5328; Exhibition: David Kapp: Crossing the Grid Through Dec. 9. Oil paintings.Armory Art Center 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach; (561) 832-1776; No. 6: Details Through Nov. 23. Mixed media instructor Nun Asatrayan will exhibit with her students.Norton Museum of Art 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Reopens in February. 561-832-5196; Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. Free for members, $5 nonmembers. 561-746-3101; Art of the Figure Dec. 3-Jan. 5. Deck the Walls Dec. 5-8.The Palm Beach Photographic Centre 415 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. 561-253-2600; Laurence Gartel: Digital Titan Through Jan. 5. The Richard and Pat Johnson History Museum 300 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. 561-832-4164; Remembering the Storm of Through Jan. 5. Building Palm Beach: Addison Mizners Legacy Through June. LIVE MUSIC AND MORE American German Club of the Palm Beaches 5111 Lantana Road, Lake Worth. or 561-967-6464, Ext 2. Dinner dance 5-11 p.m. Nov. 30. $20 dinner and dancing, $10 dancing only, $12 dinner only. Artists Eye Gallery & Boutique 604 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth. On display: Visions: An Art Show Through Dec. 2. Hours: Noon-4 p.m. TuesdaySunday. Arts Garage 180 NE First St., Delray Beach. 450-6357; Lauren Mitchell Nov. 23. The Five Boroughs Nov. 24. Spencer and Sequoia Nov. 25.CityPlace 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. 561-366-1000; www. cityplace.comLive music: 7:30 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Nov. 23: Khemistry Top 40s Nov. 24: Static Band Soul / Rock Nov. 30: Spred the Dub Reggae Sunday Yoga at the Culture Lab 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday. A Vinyasa yoga class held on the second floor of the Culture Lab. Register online for this donation-based class. Sunday Afternoon Music & Dance Performances Times vary. Visit Holiday Music Mondays Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10 and 17, following the 6 p.m. snowfall. musicmondays. $5 Ticket Tuesdays at AMC Theaters CityPlace Every Tuesday for AMC Stubs Members. Free to join. www.cityplace. com/5tickettuesdays. Music for the Mind 7 p.m. Nov. 20, Harriet Himmel Theater. A special holiday show with the Irwin Solomon Jazz Trio. $15 adults, $5 students. 866-4492489; Walking Art Tours by Gravity Friday-Sunday, Hilton West Palm Beach. Hours vary. A 90-minute guided tour. Check for tickets at Urban Youth Artisans Shop Urban Youth Impact hosts student artwork, drum performances and freestyle painting. The Satellite 701 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 116. A pop-up exhibition featuring Reimagine, a sampling of current and past exhibitions from the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, on loan from its Lake Worth headquarters. This new event space will include a visitor information center, host an art and design lecture series and other special events by local cultural organizations. ASSEMBLAGE: An Organically Grown Exhibition opens 11 a.m.-6 p.m. ThursdaySunday. Features works by artists Olek (Poland), Ivan Navarro (Chile/ New York), Ioanna Pantazopoulou (New York/Athens), Jennifer Steinkamp (Los Angeles) and local artists Amy Gross, Sarah Knouse and Phillip Estlund. Downton Abbey: The Exhibition 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily. An immersive experience inside the world made famous by the PBS show. $35, free for younger than


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This pop-up bar is brought to you by Delrays popular watering hole, Death or Glory. The Delray Beach Playhouse 950 Lake Shore Drive. Delray Beach. 561-272-1281; The 1940s Radio Hour Through Dec. 16.Downtown at the Gardens 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. 561-340-1600; www. Friday Night Live 6-9 p.m. Fridays. Family-friendly concerts in Centre Court. Loggerhead Marinelife Center 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. 561-627-8280; Lyric Theatre 59 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart. 772-286-7827; Get Ready: The Ultimate Motown Experience! Taking Motown to a New Level Nov. 27. Going Going Gone! Nov. 29. The Three Mess-keteers: Discovery Series for Young Audiences Nov. 30.MNM Theatre Company. Performances at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-832-7469; or www. Grease Through Dec. 2Palm Beach Gardens City Hall 10500 North Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. On display: Connections by Lynne Solomon through Jan. 3. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Beach Outlets 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561515-4400; Free family photos Get two free professional Santa photos and a digital download of a single image. One per family per season. Some restrictions may apply. Through Dec. 24. GivingTuesday Nov. 27. Free pet picture with Santa. A $10 to Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is suggested. Also offered from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 16. Santas Breakfast Dec. 1. Free buffet breakfast and free Santa photo, plus decorate cookies, make holiday crafts. Kids are asked to bring a new book or new pajamas to be donated to the Pajama Program of Palm Beach County. Chanukah at the Outlet 5 p.m. Dec. 9 in Center Court. A menorah lighting, music, dancing, latkes and a BMX bike demonstration. Carters Babies and Kids Pajama Party 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21. Come dressed in their pajamas for crafts led by Rhythm & Hues and story readings. A donation of new pajamas at the event or an online donation at is required. Benefits the Pajama Program of Palm Beach County.The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Tickets: $18.95 adults; $16.95 seniors, $12.95 age 3-12, free for younger than 3. Info: 561-533-0887; South Florida 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; Dinosaur Invasion Through April 21. Fisher Family Science Trail Now open with 15 new exhibits. The Wick Theatre 7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. 561-995-2333; thewick.orgNew Concert Series: Top of the World: A Tribute to the Carpenters Nov. 23 and 24, 8 p.m. $75. AREA MARKETSSinger Island Green & Artisan Market 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays, Singer Islands Ocean Walk, 2401 Ocean Ave. along scenic A1A. Pet and kid friendly. West Palm Beach Antique and Flea Market 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays in the 300 block of Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Pet friendly. Free parking in the Evernia Street garage during the market.; 561-670-7473.The West Palm Beach GreenMarket 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through April 20, West Palm Beach Waterfront, 100 N. Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. Parking is free in the Evernia/Olive Garage or $5 in the Banyan/Olive Garage. Info: www.wpb. org/GreenMarket or 561-822-1515.Lake Worth Farmers Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, through April 27, Old Bridge Park, A1A at Lake Avenue (1 S. Ocean Blvd.), Lake Worth. Info: 283-5856; Palm Beach Gardens GreenMarket 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, City Hall Municipal Complex, 10500 N. Military Trail. More than 140 vendors. Through May 5. No pets. 561630-1100. The Village of Royal Palm Beach Green Market & Bazaar Veterans Park 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Veterans Park, 1036 Royal Palm Beach Blvd., Royal Palm Beach. Through April 28. Pet friendly. 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B10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLYbate a supernatural glow. But thats the way the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens wants to keep its new show: surreal. Billed as the first-ever comprehensive exhibition of contemporary Japanese lacquer sculpture, Hard Bodies: Contemporary Japanese Lacquer Sculpture tells tradition to take a hike with the help of 16 artists and 30 works. Drawn from the Clark Centers collections at Minneapolis Institute of Art (or Mia), the works have been on view only once before. The omnipresent witness, titled This One, took Yokouchi Mie about six months to complete. Gold powder, eggshell, seashell and mother-of-pearl decorate its ethereal surface, the smoothness of which resulted from multiple layers over a foam polystyrene mold. Its pupil, restrained by a bright red ring, gets disturbed by white specks that appear lost in a pitch-black galaxy. A reddish brown iris is next, followed by a gray, scaly layer that screams alien alert! Ms. Mie is one of several artists who continue to test lacquers limitations. Employing polystyrene for the base, instead of wood, is a relatively new development and daring departure so is using a car hood, as Kurimoto Natsuki does in The Dual Sun. That element of surprise was part of the plan all along, said Andreas Marks, who oversees Mias renowned collection of Japanese and Korean art. Collecting the unusual and the unfamiliar was Marks and late collector Bill Clarks guiding principle when they set out to secure the large-scale sculptures on display. Clark eventually gifted the collection to Mia in 2013. We purposely left out anything utilitarian and focused very strongly on our goal, said Mr. Marks, who was on his way to New York to receive an award for his latest book on Japanese woodblock prints. For the inaugural exhibit last year, he organized the works based on the catalog, with the older artists appearing first. Every venue always gives an exhibition a new look and thats very much the case here, he said. The approach at the Morikami is much more aesthetically oriented making the show look maybe a bit more harmonious. Running through March 31, Hard Bodies is broken into three segments exploring the connection between man and nature, the use of symbols and imagery and the human form as inspiration. Most of the artists could fit into multiple categories but this provided a flexible narrative thread for the pieces, said Carla Stansifer, Morikamis curator of Japanese art. Its a deserving tribute to a natural substance repeatedly processed and violently born. Lacquer is essentially collected by scratching the Urushi (rhus verniciflua) tree. Later, it gets refined and aged before forming the durable coating that fights off liquids, rotting and even acid and salt. Throughout the show, the mediums star attribute (that high gloss) does not mind taking a step back to function as an accent a striking one for that matter but still an accent. In Layered Form 5, Fujita Toshiaki dresses the polished, deep wound of a vase-like structure with rough edges. Like a sacred fruit that has just been carved, one senses the object retains a pulse. Its wound is also a beaming source of energy sporting a reddish hue. The scarred exterior resembling a tree bark guards its intimacy. There is a particular corner where one grows breathless. This is where the faceless creature titled BODY 09-1 Impact lives. The satiny finish amplifies the striking effect of its tar body. Its fluid continuance and fluctuating origin enchants everyone in the room and keeps them there. The toned figure to the right takes an active stance while the big blob on the left sits patiently, seemingly unaware that its contributing to the struggle. Is this the selfs battle against its better sense? Who will prevail in the wrestling match? What would Hayao Miyazaki say? The more the entities resist, the more one wishes to engage, give a little push here and there. But any victory would still be a loss. The triumphant figure will have conquered its counterpart and, in doing so, killed the puzzle. The sculpture, by Chie Aoki, single-handedly gives the show transcendental value. For a moment, it ceases to be about a particular material. The pieces assert themselves as definitive proof that this medium is not only alive but young at heart and bursting with innovation. They fight off premeditated judgment that pictures them in ancient times as hair combs hugged by the sap of the lacquer tree. When allusions to the artforms formidable past appear, they are still bold interpretations. That is the case with Matsushima Sakurakos Elements II, which features a V-shaped structure crawling through the wall. It might resemble a dragons body but its actually wearable art. A photograph depicting how the large jewelry pieces are meant to be worn appears later in the show next to another of Ms. Sakurakos sculptures: Undercurrents 2009-II. An abstract, minimalist rendition of a bowl comes from the hands of Tanaka Nobuyuki and nine layers of hemp cloth later. The first encounter with Inner SideOuter Side depends on ones point of entrance. Be sure to walk around it. One side of the sculpture reveals underlying red veins while its other face sports a protective shiny black coat, which is stripped of decorations. Mr. Marks calls it just pure perfection. Its one of many pieces here embodying that label. need of medical attention. 561-812-2336; timeBallet Palm Beach presents Tchaikovsky timeless story The Nutcracker at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 with a special matinee at 2 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. The company also will perform at the Kings Academy, 8401 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, on Dec. 13-16. For Kravis tickets, call 561832-7469 or visit For Kings Academy tickets, call 888-7184253 or visit Shopping op The Garden Club of Palm Beach presents its annual Christmas Boutique from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 at the Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach. This fundraiser benefits the clubs beautification projects and educational programs in Palm Beach. Find preserved boxwoods, hundreds of handmade ornaments, tree toppers, wreaths with signature bows, handblown glass, native plants, orchids, handbags and footwear, backgammon boards, toys and puzzles. For more information, call 561-833-5580 or email BODIESFrom page 1HAPPENINGSFrom page 1 Hard Bodies>> When: Through March 31 >> Where: Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. >> Cost: Free for members; $18 for adults, $13 for seniors, $11 for college students, $9 for children ages 6-16; free for kids under 6. >> Info: Body by Aoki Chie. Bear Glittering by Sano Akira. Mount Bull by Someya Satoshi.


WEST PALM BEACH Presented by the Armory Art CenterSat & Sun, Dec 1 2, 2018 10 am 5 pm FREE Armory Art Center Campus811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Fine Art & Crafts Live Music Food & Beer Kids Activities DemonstrationsArmory Open House Sat Dec 1st from 1-4 pm FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 B11tive on the South Florida theater scene lately at such venues as the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Palm Beach Dramaworks, The Wick Theatre, Area Stage, GableStage and more. Mr. Galman said he saw his first Shakespeare production at the University of Chicago at the tender age of 18, when he had an epiphany of sorts. It was a production of King Lear, he said. The character playing the villain walked up to the front of the stage and addressed the audience in a famous soliloquy. I was blown away at the connection, the immediacy that theatre can have. Ever since then, Ive looked to perform Shakespeare or use that passion to get other roles. Mr. Galmans Shakespeare troupe, formed as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in April of 2016 (the 400th anniversary month of the Bards passing), has since brought Shakespeare to schools, community centers, professional theaters and retirement homes from Miami to Palm Beach Gardens. This enterprise has been a journey of inspiration and faith, he said. I depend on the rules of elocution and the tips found in Shakespeares first folios, which are his original text with all its unusual punctuation and funny spellings. We use these as a guide to how theyre meant to be played and what the master intended. From there you can do your own take on it. Mr. Galman holds workshops for his actors to acclimate them to this unique approach in performing Shakespeares works. After a warm-up that includes vocal exercises and an exercise to get actors moving, he supervises the breakdown of Shakespeares texts for clues on how to play a soliloquy or an entire scene. Its like studying a painting by closely examining the brushstrokes, he said. Its remarkable how just one stroke can create such a profound effect in a painting. The same can be said for how a Shakespearean speech can be delivered. After the text is analyzed, Mr. Galman oversees the creation of cue scripts the actors hold in their hand. Resembling small scrolls, these are used in self-staging techniques for the troupes upcoming readings for audiences. These scrolls contain only the actors cue line as well as his or her own speech. That way they stay manageable in size so actors dont need to carry around large scripts. Sometimes these cue scripts can also be used as props, he said. You can point with them or use them as a dagger, for example. One-hour programs are developed around themes found in Shakespeares plays such as scenes of power, love or comedy, he added, and taken to venues all over South Florida. And were now looking to perform abridged versions of Shakespeares plays, he said. Plays like Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Nights Dream and King Lear, to name a few. Weve gone into some homeless shelters and community centers, where the people dont usually get to hear this glorious language. And we look to integrate them into a schools curriculum as well, where applicable. In fact, the Palm Beach Day School has already booked the troupe for a performance of Romeo and Juliet on Jan. 16 and an abridged version of A Midsummer Nights Dream on Jan. 23. In addition, the troupe performed A Midsummer Nights Dream at the Devonshire Retirement Community at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens in October and will give an additional performance of Romeo and Juliet at the Boca Raton JCC on Jan. 22. We serve the underserved, Mr. Galman said. We go to them. Thats why I call it a troupe. And the response we get from these groups is phenomenal. They say our programs are the best events theyve had all year. At one event, we had people asking for encores. As a nonprofit group, were also always on the lookout for donations to sustain our work to supplement the small grants we get from the state. For more information about the Shakespeare Troupe of South Florida, visit TROUPEFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOTroupers Chris Cooper (left) and Jude Parry rehearse a scene with their cue scripts.


FOUR ARTS. FOR EVERYONE. CELEBRATE THE SEASON HOLIDAY EVENTS THE SOCIETY OF THE FOUR ARTS www. f ourarts.or g 100 FOUR ARTS PLAZA, PALM BEACH | 561-655-7226Holiday BoutiqueWEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M.The annual event hosted by the Garden Club of Palm Beach features a wide selection of unique holiday gifts and plants.Aaron Diehl TrioWEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018 AT 7:30 P.M.Enjoy a night of jazz by this acclaimed phenom. Tickets $40New York PolyphonySUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2018 AT 3 P.M.Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble performing Sing Thee Nowell. Tickets $30The Nutcracker in HDSUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2018 AT 1 P.M.Experience the classic holiday favorite on screen. No charge to attend. RSVP at (561) 655-7226 or B12 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 FLORIDA WEEKLYLake Worths downtown master plan focuses on arts and cultureHeightened arts and culture. A thriving downtown. Enhanced quality of life. These are the goals of the Arts & Cultural Master Plan for Downtown Lake Worth, an 18-month planning process agreed to by the city of Lake Worth, Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, a news release said. I am extremely pleased that Lake Worth will be embracing the art of Florida living in the launch of this new master plan focused on enhancing our cultural and artistic resources in our downtown, said Pam Triolo, Lake Worth mayor. The master plan, funded by a grant from the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties and assisted by Lord Cultural Resources and Jon Stover Associates, focuses on five priorities: Maintaining and promoting Lake Worths unique character. Retaining and enhancing downtown vibrancy. Encouraging greater arts and culture engagement and collaboration. Improving access to arts and culture in the downtown. Strengthening public support. A series of strategies and tactics has been set out in support of the plan by the city and its partners. As the local arts agency in Palm Beach County, headquartered in Lake Worth, it was important for the Cultural Council to take a leadership role in this effort, said President and CEO Dave Lawrence. This plan is designed to enhance the citys economic impact, provide funding and exposure to the arts, and take strides to be known as the place for artists to live, work and play. In celebration of the plans launch, the three groups will host a first-annual FOCUS, a celebration of art, music and design Nov. 29-Dec. 1 throughout Lake Worth. The weekends events include murals painted by 19 local artists, live music at multiple venues, art exhibitions, gallery openings, lectures and an architectural design competition. The event ends with the citys annual holiday tree lighting and artist market. For details, visit HOLIDAY CONCERTSUse our guide to plan your holidays! The Nutcracker Nov. 23-25, Olympic Heights Performing Arts Theater, Boca Raton. Boca Ballet Theatre. 561-995-0709; ThePianoGuys: Christmas Together Nov. 28, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach. 561-832-7469; The Nutcracker Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach. www. Carols by Candlelight Pavilion Dec. 1, Old School Square, Delray Beach. Christmas with the Ricardos 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Mizner Park Amphitheatre, Boca Raton. 844-672-2849; Sing A Joyful Song Dec. 1, Olympic Heights Performing Arts Theater, Boca Raton. The Delray Beach Chorale & Chamber Ensemble Winter Concert. 561-419-4878; 800-984-7282; The 30th Annual Living Christmas Tree Dec. 2, PBSCs Belle Glade Campus. 561-993-1160; www.palmbeachstate. edu/theatre/dollyhand. Three Cantors in Concert Dec. 2 and 3, 7:30 p.m., the Wick Theatre, 7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. Tickets: $65. Part of the Wicks New Concert Series. 561-995-2333; Barry Manilow: A Very Barry Christmas Dec. 6, American Airlines Arena, Miami. 786-777-1000; Celtic Angels Christmas Dec. 6, PBSCs Belle Glade Campus. 561-993-1160; A Christmas Wish with Herb Alpert & Lani Hall Dec. 7, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach. 561-832-7469; Chris MacDonalds Memories of Elvis Merry Christmas Baby 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Mizner Park Amphitheatre, Boca Raton. 844-672-2849; Handels Messiah Dec. 9, University Theatre, FAU, Boca Raton. The Delray Beach Chorale & Chamber Ensemble with the FAU Chamber Singers. 561-419-4878; 800-984-7282; A Treasury of Jewish Christmas Songs 3 p.m. Dec. 9, Mizner Park Amphitheatre, Boca Raton. 844-672-2849; A Treasury of Jewish Christmas Songs Dec. 12, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach. 561-832-7469; www.Kravis. org. The Nutcracker Dec. 13-16, Kings Academy, West Palm Beach. www. Mariah Christmas: A Mariah Carey Christmas Tribute Show 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Mizner Park Amphitheatre, Boca Raton. 844-672-2849; Messiah Dec. 14 at Benjamin Upper School Campus, 4875 Grandiflora Road, Palm Beach Gardens. The Masterworks Chorus of the Palm Beaches performs. 561-845-9696; Messiah Dec. 16 at Royal Poinciana Chapel, 60 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach. Tickets $25, $10 students, or three concerts for $60. The Masterworks Chorus of the Palm Beaches performs. 561845-9696; Christmas Cheer: Live from the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Dec. 18, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road. Jupiter. 561-575-2223. www.Jupitertheatre. org. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical Dec. 23, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach. 561-832-7469; (Family Fare). An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas Dec. 27-28, Delray Beach Playhouse, 950 Lake Shore Drive, Delray Beach. 561-272-1281; Starring Evan Tyrone Martin. An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas Dec. 29-30, Mizner Park Amphitheatre, Boca Raton. 844-672-2849; Capitol Steps New Years Eve Dec. 31, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road. Jupiter. 561-575-2223. FEVER: Peggy Lee & Friends New Years Eve Party Dec. 31, Delray Beach Playhouse, 950 Lake Shore Drive, Delray Beach. 561-272-1281;


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B13 SYMPHONICBANDOFTHEPALMBEACHES Winter Dance Party Tickets: $20 561-832-3115Friday, Nov. 307:30 p.m. EISSEYCAMPUSTHEATRESaturday, Dec. 87:30 p.m.DUNCANTHEATRE Celebrate the Season of Joy With a Festive Evening of Holiday Music PUZZLESMANY MEANINGS HOROSCOPESSCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Before you point fingers at who might be to blame for the unexpected change in your plans, take a few moments to reflect on how this turn of events might be a blessing in disguise. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You seek out advice in the first part of the week. But be careful not to let counsel from others overshadow your own sense of perception. Things become clearer by the weeks end. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The trusted colleagues you relied on earlier continue to offer support with your project. But you take more control, and by the weeks end, you should be in full command. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Rely on your practical side while exploring investment possibilities. Caution is still your watchword in these matters. Your social life takes a gratifying turn by the weeks end. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) An already confusing situation appears to grow murkier during the first part of the week. But it all starts to clear by the weeks end. Plan to spend the weekend with someone special. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Keep your feelings to yourself as you work through an awkward circumstance. Complaining is useless, and also unwise since your words could come back to haunt you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A sudden flash of Bovine practicality shows you how you might be able to turn your artistic pursuits into a profitable venture. A spouse or partner offers some sage advice. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be prepared with several Plan Bs that you might have to use as backups just in case you encounter some troublesome complications with your carefully constructed schedule. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might think youll never have a free moment again with the demands of the workplace piling on. Cheer up. The pressure eases as holiday time nears. An old friend brings good news. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your Leonine pride might make it difficult to offer an apology to a co-worker you unintentionally offended. But a quick and sincere Im sorry could prevent problems down the line. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) This is a good time to tackle those backed-up chores that have kept you from moving into other and potentially more worthwhile projects. A personal matter needs your attention. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You usually have no problem rushing to the defense of someone you perceive as being treated unjustly. But perceptions could be deceiving this week. Check the facts before you act. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a passion for life that inspires others to follow your example. You could be a motivational speaker. SEE ANSWERS, B14 SEE ANSWERS, B14 By Linda Thistle SUDOKUDifficulty 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.Symphonys 45th season showcases orchestral worksSymphonic Tales brings its ear candy to the opening of Palm Beach Symphonys 45th season. On Dec. 2 at 3 p.m., Symphonic Tales animated program will be shown at The Kravis Centers Dreyfoos Hall in West Palm Beach. This program will be performed by a 72-piece orchestra under the direction of Artistic and Music Director Ramn Tebar. The first half of the concert will transport audiences from Strausss Overture to Die Fledermaus to Kodlys folksy Dances of Galnta to Ginasteras gaucho-themed Four Dances from Estancia, Op. 8a. The second half opens with WolfFerraris overture to Il segreto di Susanna, then moves to Borodins Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor, and flows into a finale with Tchaikovskys The Sleeping Beauty Suite. In keeping with its mission to promote music education and performance opportunities for young musicians, the symphony has arranged a preshow lobby performance by The Kings Academy Honor Choir under direction of David Snyder, beginning at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www. Palm Beach Symphony opens its 45th season with a program of dance-inspired orchestral works.


B14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY 7:45am Surf Dog Registration 8:15am Blessing of the Animals, Beach Fun,Cowabunga Kids Zone 8:30am-11am Dog Surf Heats 9am-1pm 9am-12pm Bark & Brunch 11am-11:30am Surf Awards Ceremony,Meet Our Adoptable Dogs 11am-2pm Pawty Wave Picnic 11:30am-12pm Jupiter Police DepartmentK9 Demonstrations 11:45am Doggie Bikini Contest Vendor Village Open All DaySCHEDULE OF EVENTS WWW.FURRYFRIENDSADOPTION.ORG PICTURED ABOVE: FORREST GUMP, OWNED BY LORIE ARENA,LOVES TO SURF AND WON HIS HEAT IN 2016 LATEST FILMSThe Ballad of Buster ScruggsThere are few filmmakers better than the Coen Brothers at their best (Fargo). There are also few more frustrating filmmakers than the Coen Brothers at their most mediocre (Inside Llewyn Davis). The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs is thoroughly mediocre. Netflix is hedging its bets with Scruggs by releasing it online and in select theaters at the same time, and understandably so: It lacks the bite, sharp writing and social commentary that comprise the brothers best work. And because its composed of six unconnected vignettes set in the Old West, it also lacks cohesiveness nothing binds these stories together except the setting, which isnt enough. The first fable, also titled The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs, sets the uneven tone. Tim Blake Nelson stars as Buster, a brash and flamboyant singing cowboy who has the fastest hands in the West. Although everyone and everything around Buster is deadly serious, hes in his own world of whimsy. All the way down to his white outfit, he doesnt fit in. Its unusual in a what is this? kind of way, though you can tell its trying to be quirky with a splash of violence.The second tale, Near Algodones, stars James Franco as a bank robber whos not very good at his job. He loses his first stick em up attempt to a feisty bank teller (Stephen Root), then goes on the run and encounters Native Americans. Were reminded of what an awful time it must have been to be alive, living in a land that isnt exactly lawless but certainly lacks law and order. Once again, a splash of hyper violence keeps the audience uncomfortable.The best segments are the third and fourth. Meal Ticket follows Liam Neesons aptly named Impresario as he travels the Old West with the Artist, a talented orator played by Henry Melling. They travel from town to town, stopping and setting up in each location so the Artist can recite the U.S. Constitution, parts of the Bible, etc. The catch is that the Artist has no arms or legs, which is both part of the acts appeal and a great burden on the Impresario to care for him. How this ends is admittedly surprising. In All Gold Canyon, Tom Waits plays a grizzled old prospector whos mining for gold. He has success, but complications ensue; twists and surprises abound in what is both the simplest and most dramatically successful part of the film. The fifth and sixth segments, The Gal Who Got Rattled and The Mortal Remains, are overlong and heavily metaphorical. After more than an hour and a half of movie, leaving the two most Meta pieces for the end is questionable, as youre asking the potentially fatigued audience to mentally engage even more down the home stretch. Completely flipping the order wouldve made more sense in terms of watchability. One of the Coen Brothers (True Grit) auteur characteristics is that life isnt always explicable, and often things dont make sense. This is effective when the writing and acting are so superb that the story can take on an element of randomness and still be compelling. Sadly, thats not the case with The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs. dan >> No worries if the lm is not playing in a theater near you: Its available on Net ix. Hollywood is slowly changing. PUZZLE ANSWERS


PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B15 The Dish: Huevos Rancheros The Place: Original Pancake House, 4360 Northlake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens The Price: $8.69 The Details: If its true you eat with your eyes first, then on first sight, I was not going hungry with this brunch presentation. A lovely pan full of black beans, chopped tomatoes, onions and green peppers all cooked together, and two eggs of choice I like mine over medium on top. Sour cream is served on the side, and Tabasco brought to the table with it as well as (just say no!) ketchup. Though it was a tad soupy, it was still delicious. You get three large pancakes with it, two more than I could finish. Eyes and appetite satisfied here. Jan Norris, jnorris@florida w eekly.comTHE DISH: Highlights from local menus 3 1000 NORTH 1000 N. U.S. Highway 1, Jupiter. 561-570-1000; Fall visitors may not know of this newbie on the river by the lighthouse that serves Sunday brunch for $42. The basic includes nonalcoholic drinks and juice, pastries baked in-house, potato latkes, an entree and one side. Its upscale lobster Benedict, filet and eggs, crab cakes...with yummy sides. Theres a Rose brunch, and a Champagne brunch, too but their cocktails (a la carte) are stand-alones anytime (sunset!) and recommended, as are reservations. Jan Norris, jnorris@floridaweekly.com1 THE WATERWAY CAFE2300 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 561-694-1700; Waterfront brunches are the ticket for visitors soaking up the weather. The Waterway Cafe is a good deal on Sundays, at $18.95 for adults, albeit a short, 3-hour one from 9 a.m. to noon. Reservations a must for the buffet that has a carved meat station, omelets and the other typical breakfast foods. But the views the thing you can see the water anywhere you sit, indoors or out. Large parties are no problem but make a reservation.2 DUNE DECK CAFE100 N. Ocean Ave., Lantana. 561-582-0472; Pros are easy: Directly on the oceanfront, good food a la carte, familyowned, friendly service, and the owner is almost always there. Cons: Pesky metered parking, and they only take cash. (But theres an ATM on site.) Eggs Benedicts are a good start, or a big Greek salad to share. Crepes, egg dishes, seafood (crab claws and cakes), meats and flatbreads theres something for all here. Served all day weekends. FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Talking turkey: Spots to enjoy your Thanksgiving meal JAN NORRIS / FLORIDA WEEKLY The Trophy Room in Wellington opened its doors at last this week. A few last-minute inspections and construction details held up the hoped-for October start. Taking the place of The Grille Fashion Cuisine on South Shore Boulevard, its an upscale American grill with a chef-driven menu creative touches to traditional favorites. The chef is Joe Bonavita Jr., who gained notice at 50 Ocean in Delray Beach. Theres thought behind the seafood plates, taking standard catch-of-the-day to a notch above. Beef is from a dry-aging room, held for 60 days, which produces steaks that early diners have found to be the best theyve tasted, Mr. Bonavita said. House-made chicken liver mousse and smoked duck breast is on the charcuterie board with cheeses and cured sausages. They really liked the small plates, he said about the guests at the soft opening a few days before their public opening. Along with steaks, seafood, pasta and flatbreads, hes built a two-patty burger for the hard-playing equestrian crowd whos expected to frequent the place. Going along with his master plan to use local sources for his foods when possible, the buns for the burger and breads are baked by Old School Bakery in Delray Beach, and greens and other vegetables are from Swank Farms in Loxahatchee. Seafood is locally sourced when possible. A cocktail program is in place at the chic bar, rebuilt along with the rest of the dining space after the closing of Fashion Cuisine in June. A late-evening club will emerge with music and dancing, following the success of the former restaurants social late-night. For now, the restaurant is only open for dinner; lunch service begins next month, and brunch for three days, Saturday, Sunday and Monday starts Dec. 1. The Trophy Room, 12300 South Shore Blvd., Wellington. 561-793-2110; Bar opens at CityPlaceCityPlace gets tacky with the opening of the seasonal pop-up Miracle Bar on Friday, Nov. 23. The bars opening all at once across the nation, and now in Palm Beach County, are here only for the winter holidays in select areas. Death and Glory in Delray was the first to host the bar in Palm Beach County, and now West Palm gets its own. Naughty inflatable reindeer, bad Santas, mischievous elves and tons of tinsel and ornaments decorate the bar space on Rosemary thats open 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily through New Years Eve. Originally a bar in a built-out space in New York Citys East Village, the concept of an adult let-loose for the holidays and party bar was a hit that has now spread worldwide. Organizers compare it to the best office party you ever went to. Holiday attire, the tackier the better, is encouraged. Small plates are served along with custom cocktails that reflect the flavors of the season, in spirits form. Miracle Bar is in CityPlace at 550 S. Rosemary Avenue, Suite 158, West Palm Beach directly below Blue Martini.In briefNow open and packed is Papichulo Tacos, in Jupiter at 1556 U.S. Highway 1, just north of Bridge Road. Its the product of one of Hullabaloo and Kapows dads, Scott Frielich. Definitely going to be another beachy hangout spot... report to come. Places to take visitors to brunch A trio worth noting3JANSTHREE FORLIBBYVISION.COMLobster Tail Benedict from 1000 North in Jupiter. COURTESY PHOTOThe Trophy Room burger.


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