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for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comThe Boca Raton Tribune YOUR CLOSEST NEIGHBOR.Nearly 400,000 readers! See Page 37 Send us your pictures of you reading a copy of The Boca Raton Tribune for you to be featured in a upcoming edition of the newspaper!Municipal News Business Life & Arts Ivanete Dombrovisk reading the Boca Raton TribuneSee page 13Boca Hospital doc rst in PBC to implant new antiheart failure deviceSee page 27Kids decorate cookies, collect toys for St. Marys Medical CenterSee page 19 Batmasian proposes rental housing development on Wildower siteFriends and helpers make Boca Fire Rescue toy de livery a successSee page 7 Merry ChritmasHappy Hanukkah
2 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. Copyright 2011 by The Boca Raton Tribune. All rights reserved by The Boca Raton Tribune. All submissions and published materials are the propery of The Boca Raton Tribune. This publication may not be reproduced in whole or in part without express written consent from The Boca Raton Tribune. The publishers reserve the right to edit all submissions and to reject any advertising or copy they regard as harmful to the publications good or deemed to be libelous. The publisher is not responsible for the articles written by its columnists. The publishers are not responsible for typographical errors, omissions or copy or photos misrepresented by the advertiser. Liability shall not exceed the cost of the portion of space occupied by such error or advertising items or information. 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INDEXCommunity News Page 07 Municipal News Page 13 Food Review Page 22 Section B Page 15 Business Page 27 Columnists Pgs 19,22,25Games Page 34 Pet Society Page 34 Sports Page 37 My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent.Proverbs 1. 10 Preparing for ChristmasFor every meaningful activity, preparation is imperative. The celebra tion of Christmas, each year, is no exception, though I am not speaking of the usual, mundane activities associated with this significant holiday. Indeed, most people think of Christmas only in terms of shopping, sending cards, exchang ing gifts, not to mention the usual sights, sounds, and smells of the sea son, besides other fac tors associated with this festival, noticed everywhere. Thus, the prepara tions in which many engage themselves for Christmas is limited to the foods they choose, the parties they enjoy together, the presents they give or receive, not to mention some of the excesses into which so many also go! There is no question that Christmas is indeed an ideal time for giving, a time for joy and celebration, a season when beautiful music fills the air in a great variety of locations. Nevertheless, Christmas is much more than all that which, sadly, is often left out completely. While much of what has been mentioned may have a place as part of the festivities throughout the season, its true significance is in the Person Whose birthday is celebrated on December 25. Jesus, the Son of the living God, condescended to come down to earth and be born of a virgin, so as to identify Himself with the people He came to save through His eventual death on the cross. Sadly, as St. John records in his Gospel, He came to His own, and His own received Him not; but as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become the children of God, even to those who believe in His name(John 1:11-12). Christmas is, and shall always be, about Him Who came to bring us life, and life more abundant! Thus, in preparing for Christmas, we must never lose our focus no matter whatever else we do. We need to gaze upon Him with grateful and believing hearts, since He is the greatest gift anyone can receive at Christmas time, or at any other occasion!A Boca ChristmasTwas the night before Christmas down here in Boca, I was sitting at Starbucks, ... drinking my mocha. I know were all Jewish, but was wondering still, if Santa would come here and give us a thrill. On my way home, no Christmas lights did I see, on the houses, the windows, not even the trees. What a strange feeling. Not a decoration in sight. Was it really December or a warm summers night? I drove past Toojays, there were lines out the door. People were waiting for kishka and more. The restaurants were busy, Christmas dinners not planned. Never, not here, were in Boca Land At home all was quiet. I left out Kosher wine, In case Santa came to Boca for the very first time. Snoozing came easy to me Christmas Eve. I wasnt waiting for presents to be left under a tree. I could hope all I want. I could fuss and then see, if Santa would make time for little old me. Then all of a sudden he pulled up in his Jag, with a sack full of presents each sporting a tag. Oh Bloomies, Oh Saks, Oh Neimans and more. He knows where to shop, he frequents my stores! He looked for the lox, the bagels and deli. He came to Boca first to fill up his belly! I have a long night ahead, I want you to know. From Boca I leave for New York and the snow. He stayed for a while, he chatted and ate. Then he left in a flash before it got late. What a great night I thought with a sigh. That jolly old Santa is a really nice guy. As I cleared off the table I heard with delight Shalom to you all, and OY, vat a night!! Best wishes for a happy new year.....
3 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. Continuing with our tradition that we began last year, The Boca Raton Tribune once again wants to share with our readers this historic piece of writing to remind us of the innocence and pureness of the Christmas season.
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7 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. Community NewsThe Boca Raton Tribune ABC Construction Building, Inc.General Contracting / Designing / Building / Planning Consulting / Engineering / Surveying Your Home Remodeling Center Santa, friends and helpers make Boca Fire Rescue toy delivery a successBOCA RATON -On Saturday December 17th and Sunday December 18th, Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, elves and friends boarded a fire engine and delivered toys to good boys and girls throughout the city of Boca Raton. Instead of his usual red sleigh, a fire engine driven by members of the Firefighters of Boca Raton Local 1560 loaded with gifts took Santa to visit the children. The fire engine pulled down the street with the siren and air horn sounding to announce Santa had arrived. This is the 21st year that members of Boca Raton Firefighters Local 1560, family and friends have been doing this event. For a $20 donation per gift, Santa and his elves will deliver each gift on a fire engine to the childs home. This years proceeds will assist in sending holiday care packages to troops overseas, and funding college scholarships for eligible students within our community. The firefighters of Boca Raton and special volunteers donated their time to make this program a suc cessful part of their commitment to serving the community.
8 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.To the editor: WOW, what a wonderful issue (Edition 78). Your tribute pages to Gloria Drummond were so deserved by a woman who changed the landscape for quality healthcare access to the Boca Raton community and now the region. Thanks for a great overview of her life, which as the tribute from Boca Raton Regional Hospital acknowledg es: Memories become treasures. I also wanted to thank you for your warm wishes for Jon and my 25th wedding anniversary. Seeing our photo and your wishes were both unanticipated (which made it that much more special) and much, much appreciated. It is a milestone that we are blessed to celebrate! Bonnie S. Kaye President & Chief Strategist Kaye Communications, Inc. Many blessings to you and your staff, Doug. The residents are thrilled with reading their hometown paper -The Boca Tribune! Thank you for the wonderful coverage; I will keep news coming! P.S. Loved the story on The Countess as well. She is amazing! With enthusiasm, Colleen M. Wilson Public Relations Manager ACTS Retirement-Life CommunitiesMy home town of Attleboro, Massachusetts, isnt a tourist trap. But there is one attraction which draws local residents and tens of thousands of travelers around Christmas time. Most people whove traveled through southern New England have seen the Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette. Its open nearly every day of the year, and provides a wonderful spot for walking, meditating and clearing ones mind. At Christmas, the 10acre Shrine becomes a holiday showplace with as many as 300,000 bulbs on the trees, hedges and religious symbols that dot this wonderful and beautiful spot. Every Christmas since weve moved to Florida, my wife and I think of the holiday seasons when we visited La Salette. Its practically a must for everyone from Attleboro and its environs to visit. I remember the large parking lot filled with cars, and, at the far end, buses from many other states and even as far away as Canada would line up. A visit to La Salette usually meant one thing wear something warm. It wasnt uncommon to see lots of people gathered in the cafeteria nursing cups of coffee and hot chocolate and enjoying something to eat. The lights go on at La Salette on Thanksgiving Day and shine every evening through Jan. 1. I remember riding with my parents in the car late on Thanksgiving just to get a look at the light display. The traffic on lower Park Street was heavy in both directions, and often, police had to direct vehicles as they entered the Shrine grounds, going down the hilly driveway to the parking lot below. Brave souls who didnt mind the cold walked the semi-circular realm of displays the outdoor chapel, the crche, the stairways lined with voting candles that shone through the dark red glass. There was the tomb of Jesus, with its large votive candles, and the Stations of the Cross along the walkway. One site I remember well is the stairway leading up to a large crucifix. Those with passionate needs would climb those stairs in hopes of bring ing Gods attention to the matter. I remember my mother climbing up those slate-rock stairs on her knees to pray for my younger brother when he was a small boy afflicted with a serious illness. La Salette has a wonderful bookstore and gift shop, another spot for warmth on a cold night. Nearby was the chapel where Masses were said on a daily basis. I dont know if he is still there, but Father Andre Patenaude Father Pat, we used to call him was one of the top brass. He was a wonderfully friendly man and a great singer. He has released a number of albums, and has a melodious tenor voice much like Neil Sedaka. There is a special personal addition to the Shrine this year, one that my late mother asked for. My brother recently sent a photo showing a plaque on the Rotary Walk memorializing our parents. I know she spent a lot of time there, and its a fitting honor. If you cant visit La Salette in person, log onto www.lasalette-shrine.org And as you look at pictures of the heavenly lights, have a wonderful and merry Christmas season. Letters must be signed with name clearly legible along with a phone number and complete address. will be considered for publication. The Boca Raton Tribune reserves the right to edit the letters for The Boca Raton Tribune, spelling, grammar, news style, good taste and available space. Letters from the same author will not be published more often than E-mails to columnists may be used as letters to the editor.Letter Guidelines By Dale King Letters to the Editor The Boca Raton Tribune EDITORIALS/LETTERS East/West Boca Raton, FLThe Boca Raton TribuneFounded January 15, 2010 Publisher C.E.OC.O.O. C.M.0 Managing Editor Associate Editor D Editor Social Media : Software Engineer bocaratontribune.comFond memories of Christmas holidays at La Salette Shrine Rosary Walk at La Salette Shrine in Attleboro, Mass.
9 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr. is a Florida resident who, for many years, was a professor at the post-graduate level. received his education in four of them. When he resided in southern California, he wrote a weekly column for the daily Anaheim Bulletin, which was carried for about six years, until he moved to south Florida. By Douglas Heizer The Boca Raton Tribune EDITORIALS & LETTERS East/West Boca Raton, FL By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr. Your Ever-Present Past!The past, though long gone, remains ever-present in your life. Even things you may have forgotten can easily return to mind, either to haunt you or to bless you. Although ones past is forever gone, it still influences ones present, whether for good or for ill. We look to the past only to move in a fresh direction; we dont return to yesterday to stay there, for only tomorrow invites us into new possibilities and hope! No one can live in the past, but nobody can discard it completely either. Thats why in the Bible the verb remember is often found. It is used as a means of bring ing back to mind whatever can encourage us in the present and lead us forth into the emerging future. It is also a means of reminding us that issues that appear impossible in our current predicament may have already been suc cessfully resolved in years past. Therefore, we remember! In many ways the past has been removed far from us, but we can still visit it from time to time for what it can teach us about ourselves, about the world, about the here-and-now, and about the emerging future! The very concept of memory is perpetually cherished by any human, because the term frequently denotes something pleasant, worth remembering. Bad memories, however, are also lodged in the human mind but these need not remain central in ones heart and remembrance. Everyone has the ability to put away every corrosive influence that, if left undetected or untouched, can bring ruin into a persons life! One problem is that many who faced unpleasant life experiences, tend to hold on to them indefinitely instead of eliminating them at the earliest possible chance. Whenever distressing events hold us captive, they inflict on us unnecessary, harmful pain, often with paralyzing or even lethal consequences. Such is indeed the picture of a person who remains in the grip of past hardships, enslaved by bad memories, and incapable of moving forward. Yet, the impacting effects of such experience need not become central in a life, for they can be avoided altogether. Certain memories, whether good or bad, may remain within ones recollections as long as that individual breathes. But even then, they need not become dominant in that persons experience; they can be transcended by newer, pleasant, positive thoughts! In my evaluation of certain humans, Ive come to discover that some peoples clock stopped ticking a long time ago. Other persons advanced their clock too far ahead into a future that wont arrive for quite some time, while a few freeze their clock in the present, not allowing it to make progress beyond a fixed moment. Christians must take their clue from Him Who is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the Lord of all time! While giving heed to the present moment in which you live, theres no need to ignore the past altogether, nor be unconcerned about the future. St. Augustine provided a good balance in the challenge he once offered: Trust the past to the mercy of God, the present to his love, the future to his providence. That we all can do!We wish you a Merry Christmas, a very, very Merry ChristmasI want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. And to those honoring Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or celebrations specific to other faiths, I want you also to enjoy your special time. Let me talk about Christmas for just a bit. Like the song says, Its the most wonderful time of the year. Thats true of any year. Its great when a year is good and everyone has some cash jingling in their pockets when holiday time comes around. But this year, as in the past few years, a lot of people dont have very much money to pay the bills and also to buy presents. Sometimes, we have to forget about the now in favor of the traditional. We have to think of the Miracle in Bethlehem more than 2,000 years ago. Even if you dont believe that Jesus Christ was the Messiah, we have to believe that he was a man with a very special message, who was gifted with a charisma that reached to all parts of the world. And whose memory is memorialized by millions. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, could have come to this world on wings of Glory. But he didnt. He came the same way your and I arrived on this planet as a baby nurtured in the womb and born into the world. But Christ was born on a day that would be celebrated for all times. No matter how you perceive Jesus, he did not come with royal robes and flights of angels. He was born in a manger in a stall where horses and cattle feed. There was nothing spectacular about his arrival on earth much the way there was nothing spectacular in many of our lives this past year or in the past few years. Jesus was never rich in a material sense. His family was poor, and he eked out a living the way his father, Joseph, did as a carpenter. As he grew, he went to the Temple and taught his lessons. Yes, Jesus was also a teacher. In our world today, carpenters and teachers do not receive substantial amounts of pay. But their work is important because it provides us shelter and gives us an education things vital to our lives. In life, Jesus never ruled as the Son of God. If anything, he rejected the regal world for that of his Father in Heaven, where we all want to dwell someday. He told us how to do it. He told us he loved us he loved all of us, imperfect as we humans are. We are sinners, but he will always forgive. Even as he died on the cross, he forgave us. To this day, he hears the cries of the poor and the wails of the homeless. And while some feel Jesus doesnt treat us all fairly, this just isnt so. We are the ones who must work for a living, pursue happiness, which is not guaranteed, and learn the lessons of life that are sometimes difficult to fathom, but are necessary. Now is not a time to fall into depression, but rather, its the time to celebrate. To hang colorful wreaths and ornaments. Share the spirit of the season. It costs nothing to share good will with other men and women. We have seen how those with more material things help those with less by donating food and toys. There is a special feeling we share just by walking down the street and saying Hi to people we dont even know. Its the spirit thats important, not the materialism. At this time of year, we must abandon sadness for a happier demeanor. We need to keep the good mood and the faith of good days into the future as we wish all of you a very Merry Christmas.
10 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The Boca Raton Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL YMCA of South Palm Beach surpasses 2011 goal; raises $300,000 in seven weeksBOCA RATON -YMCA of South Palm Beach Countys CEO Dick Pollock announced Dec. 9 at the Y Annual Campaign Celebration Breakfast and Holiday Party that the organization not only met their goal for the 2011 Annual Community Support Campaign, but surpassed it by over $70,000 and exceeded the amount raised in 2010. This feat was achieved in only seven weeks by a group of 900 campaigners and donors made up of YMCA members, staff and Board Members, a class of preschoolers from the Boynton Y, and the local Palm Beach County community. The funds raised support the YMCA of South Palm Beach Countys Financial Assistance Program, giving over 2,500 families in need the ability to take part in all the Y has to offer, from preschool and youth sports to aftercare. I want to recognize the efforts of all involved, but in particular, special thanks go to the Campaign Chairs, Pollock said. Because of their leadership and dedication, the 2011 Campaign raised $300,000 this is $70,000 over the established goal and an impressive $80,000 more than last years campaign. We are grateful for their continued and unwavering commitment to the Y. The Association Annual Community Support Campaign Chair was Paul Adkins. The Peter Blum Family YMCA of Boca Raton Campaign Chairs were Craig Ernst and Devon Falcone and the DeVos-Blum Family YMCA of Boynton Beach Chairs were Jody Rivers and Nicole Cummings. Front row, from left, Devan Tatto, Kyle Echevarria, Danica Gallant, Lex Loung, Seanna Dykes, Lucas Gambetta and Adriana Curotto. Back row, kneeling: Kyle Hirsch, Aowynn Baldwin, Paul Gombaut, Juliette Cavanagh, Valetina DAsaroWee Dream Ball raises funds for Zimmerman Family Toddler ProgramBOCA RATON -Passionate long-term donors and enthusiastic new friends came together at the recent Wee Dream Ball with a single, united goal to ensure that the disadvantaged children at Florence Fuller Child Development Centers (FFCDC) will continue to have access to educational and wellness programs that prepare them for Kindergarten and beyond. Under the leadership of Linda & Ralph Behmoiras and Amy & Mike Kazma, the Bollywood-infused Wee Dream Ball contributed an astounding $366,000 to the two Florence Fuller Child Development Centers in east and west Boca Raton. We are awed by the ongoing support of our multi-year sponsors who are committed to our mission to create a brighter future for at-risk children in our community, said Linda Behmoiras. Amy Kazma added: This year it was crucial that we secured funding for the need of quality early childhood education. Our donors understand the importance of preschool and afterschool programs for low-income families and realize that every child deserves a chance to reach their full potential. We are especially grateful to Gail Wasserman, our honorary chair, who is truly a Big Heart Helping Little Ones. Board member Jay Foreman, along with MC Alberto of Pure Energy, led the evenings activities and DJ Andre ensured that the dance floor was always full. The evenings appeal called Giving from the Heart, was introduced by Denise & Jordan Zimmerman and raised an unprec edented $106,000 for the centers Zimmerman Family Toddler Program. Spokespersons for the appeal, former FFCDC students, Joshua McMann, an 8th grade class vice president, Julissa Caballero, an executive with Toshiba and Steve Geffrard, current #1 U.S. amateur heavyweight boxer who is headed for the Summer Olympic Trials, took the stage and relating stories of how FFCDC made a difference in their lives. FFCDC parent, board member and Boca Raton police officer, Cornelius Reilly also spoke of the importance of FFCDC programs to both his family and the community The FFCDC mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of young children from economically challenged families in our community. Florence Fuller Child Development Centers provide childcare, early educa tion, family support programs and the only Head Start preschool in Boca Raton. Shown from left are Evan and Stacey Packer, Rosa and Francis Feeney. Shown from left are Nancy Gilbert, Karen Foreman and Hiromi Printz. Jordan and Denise Zimmerman. From left are Neil and Karen Meany, Sharon and Jay DiPietro.
11 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The Boca Raton Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL FREE PICK UP & DELIVERY Call Today! Boca Raton Rotary Leadership Center Committee members of the five Boca Raton Rotary Clubs have been meeting to organize a strategic planning workshop for January 17th 2012. The workshop will be an oppor tunity to brainstorm ideas for a future Boca Raton Rotary Leadership Center. The facility is intended to serve as a weekly meeting place for the Boca Raton Rotary Clubs as well as serve as a home for many of the nonprofit organizations that serve south Palm Beach County. Contact Ken Hirsch at 561 826 2555, firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to be a stakeholder participant.Stonebridge Golf & Country Club Announces Nada Savu Employee of The Year!It was a very special event. The evening was filled with food, drinks, dancing, and raffle prizes for all Stonebridge employees in their recently renovated, spec tacular clubhouse, as they celebrated the holidays. During the event Mr. Martino announced Nada Savu as the winner of the employee of the year award. Each month the department heads nominate and select an employee of the month and from that list of stellar candidates, one special employee is recognized for the annual high honor because of his or her special contribution. In presenting the award, Martino said Nada has been a member of the Stonebridge family for over six years and a tremendous asset to the orga nization. Nada Savu is presented with the Stonebridge Golf and Country Club Employee of the Year Award by General Manager Richard Martino.
12 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.JARC takes to the greens for annual benet golf tournamentBOCA RATON The Jewish Association for Residential Care (JARC) will host its annual golf tournament Monday January 16, 2012, to benefit JARCs much needed programs for their extraordinary clients. The tournament will be held at the Del Aire Country Club in Delray Beach and will include something fun for everyone. For the non golfers; cards, Mah Jong and other games are available and all guests will enjoy a gourmet brunch as well as a cocktail reception and awards ceremony. This years event chair is Claire Abrams along with pro chair, Joe Jones. Tournament play will feature mens foursomes, womens foursomes and mixed foursomes along with 9-holers. Golfers can enjoy the days festivities for $250 per person and card players for $100. I am thrilled to chair this event. The tournament and cards was a fabulous success in the past and we look forward to a great day for a great cause this year, said Claire Abrams. For more informa tion how you can obtain tickets, donate or volunteer to JARC, please call 561-558-2550. Sponsorship opportunities are available, so dont miss the opportunity to be included! www.jarcfl.org. JARC is a nonsectarian organization which provides group homes, apartments and voca tional training for adults with development disabilities. From left are Billi Marcus, Morgan Pressel and Claire Abrams.The Boca Raton Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL Kids decorate cookies, collect toys for St. Marys Medical CenterBOCA RATON A couple of dozen kids got a chance to decorate cookies at a Boca Ra ton restaurant Sunday afternoon. They also collected toys for St. Marys Medical Center. The children did their award-winning work at Saquella Cafe, in Royal Palm Place. Three winners were chosen, and received prizes for $75 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place. Avi Sekerel, chef/owner of Prosecco Cafe in Palm Beach Gardens, where a similar cookie decorating contest was held Saturday, and Saquella Caf, said This is a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays. The children can have fun dec orating and eating the cookies -which we will bake at our restaurants -but they will also be donating toys to the children that are at St. Marys. We are proud to be able to get the community involved in a wonderful family-centered event that captures the true spirit of the season. Participants decorated their cookies as gingerbread men, Christmas trees, dreidels, and menorahs using icing, sprinkles, colored sugar, and chocolate supplied by Saquella. The toys were turned over to the Parent-Child Centers Child Life Program at St. Marys When children are ill and in the hospital, they are unable to celebrate the holidays with their loved ones. The gifts that the children receive from caring individuals, really make a difference during their hospital stay, said David Tkac, the director. The Parent-Child Center, Inc. has two special programs, the Child Life and Pediatric Oncology Support Team (POST) programs, which are dedicated to providing medical psychosocial support services to children who have acute or chronic health conditions and their families. Both programs provide services to children who are in the Childrens Hospital at St. Marys Medical Center. Winners were: Sonya Smith-Tembe, first; Ben Sekerel, second and Romy Hurwitz, third. Romy gave $5 from her award to the fund for toys at St. Marys Medical Center. Judges were: Dale King, managing editor of the Boca Raton Tribune; his wife, Julia Hebert and Leslie Gray Streeter from the Palm Beach Post. Amanda Siegel, 7, and her creation. One of the decorated cookies. Bob Saddler adds finishing touches to his decorated cookie. Sonya Smith-Tembe at work. Third place winner Romy Hurwitz, 8, with her mom, Mandy. Alison and Avi Sekerel with son Ben, the second place winner.
13 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. Municipal NewsThe Boca Raton Tribune Carver students work to be displayed on bus shelters, water billsDELRAY BEACH Carver Community Middle School and the city of Delray Beach began celebrating Florida city government by proclaiming October 2011 as Florida City Government Month. This year, the city expanded its award-winning civics education to include a new program that teaches middle school students about the importance of water conservation through an understanding of the citys water and wastewater operations. The new water conservation program included presentations from city staff on the municipal drinking water opera tions and water conserva tion efforts to 100 CCMS students as well as a field trip for 20 students to the Citys Water Treatment Facility and the South Central Regional Waste Water Treatment Plant. During the field trip, students got a hands-on opportunity to see both plants in action and how they can protect/conserve water resources. In addition, students were educated how water, after it is used, is collected, treated and safely returned to the earth to recharge the aquifer. Following the field trip, the middle school students were encouraged to participate in the Delray Beach Water Conservation Poster Contest. They created art posters on water conservation, which were evaluated by the Citys Art Board. Selected art works will be converted into glass panels and displayed in bus shelters around Delray Beach. Students also wrote articles that will be featured in city water bills, reaching 25,000+ residents. Students also wrote news articles educating the public on the importance of water conserva tion. Selected articles will be published in the citys monthly newsletter, which is included in more than 21,000 residential and business utility bills. During a City Commission meeting on December 6, participating students were recognized for their efforts in promoting water conservation and received a personalized proclama tion from the mayor and City Commission. BOCA RATON -Since purchasing the property that once housed the long-closed Wildflower restaurant, the Boca Raton City Council has been seeking a revenue generating use for the land. A new restaurant seems the popular choice for the prime parcel located on the Intracoastal at East Palmetto Park Road. But downtown property mogul James Batma sian recently urged the council to scrap the restaurant idea in favor of rental housing. He said there are currently 150 to 200 eating spots in the downtown, all of which are suffering because of the poor economy, heavy competition and the need for more bodies in East Boca. Rental property, he said, would deliver those bodies, to dine at the existing restaurants and help keep them afloat. Batmasian and architect Douglas Mummaw made a presentation at a recent council workshop. City officials had no questions for either of them and took the matter under consideration. The city bought the property for $7.5 million in 2009 after deciding the site has strategic importance to the downtown. But Batmasian noted that both the Wildflower and Maxwells Chophouse previously failed on that block. Another restaurant is certainly not a guaranteed business plan for the Wildflower property, he said. A restaurant would have to be substantial, similar in size to the original Wildflower restaurant, in order to lease the land from the city. Batmasian said the city would be hurt if the restaurant succeeds since it would draw customers from other eating places that may be on the financial edge. But failure of a new restaurant would also hurt as it would add another empty building to the cityscape. He said a rental housing development would be compatible with surrounding homes. He also said the Wildflower land could be used for public access to the Intracoastal and revive Silver Palm Park on the south side of the Palmetto Park Bridge. In total, Batmasian said he wants the site to have the dual function of a public park/boardwalk along the water, with some modest-sized (9001,000 square feet) rental apartments. The priority of the concept would be to extend the public park realm of Silver Palm by creating a continuous boardwalk and additional boat docks. This would create continuity beneath the bridge and give the water to the public. Moving parking into a compact structure both below and at grade, would mitigate parking concerns, Batmasian said. Small-scale rentals would mean an increase in residents living east, which would help promote commerce as these individuals would be shopping locally, dining and paying taxes in the east Boca quarter. The council is current considering five potential uses for the Wildflower: an outdoor center, a dockside market or three eating spot plans from the Hillstone Restaurant Group, Guanabanas Restaurant and Bricktops. Following an Oct. 18 meeting, the council received 61 emails. Eleven favored passive recreation while 45 opted for a destination such as a restaurant, concession, amphitheater, a place for food trucks or a site for art shows, among others.Batmasian proposes rental housing development on Wildower site Wildflower property.
14 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. Boca Police Safety TipBoca Raton Police BlotterThe Boca Raton Tribune MUNICIPAL East/West Boca Raton, FL Q: When is the next Citizens Police Academy and what will I learn? A: The next academy is scheduled to begin on January 12, 2012. This 11-week course is free of charge and will meet every Thursday evening from 6:30pm-9 p.m. and will be located at our police training facility (6500 Congress Avenue) or the police department (100 NW 2nd Avenue); depending on the topic. Topics will range from hands-on demonstrations about the use of laser and radar units, Taser and stop stick demonstrations to learning how cases get investigated -including crime scene techniques such as evidence collection. In addition, each student will be allowed to participate in one 4-hour ride-a-long with a police officer. Applications are available on line at www.BocaPolice.com or contact Mary Ann OBrien at email@example.com for any questions. Crime and safety questions are answered by officers from the Crime Prevention Unit. For more information, visit www.bocapolice.com BURGLARY OTHER 12/13/2011 12:41 600 N FEDERAL HWY Unknown suspect stole two small portable Honda generators from the Accuchipusa trailer during the holiday parade on 12/7/11. BURGLARY TO RESIDENCE 12/12/2011 16:38 NE 48TH STREET Sometime between 0850 hours and 1638 hours unknown suspects entered the victims townhouse through an unlocked window in the bathroom. The townhouse was ransacked. The adjoining townhouse also had pry marks on the windows and two screens from windows were on the ground. BURGLARY/ THEFT FROM AUTO 12/12/2011 20:50 NORTH FEDERAL HWY Between 1430-2000hrs, unknown suspect(s) entered the victim`s unlocked Mercedes and stole CDs, an iPod, digital camera, and case. Total loss about $1000. THEFT OF AUTO PARTS 12/13/2011 7:54 NE 70TH STREET A reported that overnight 12/12/11 and 12/13/11, unknown suspect(s) stole all four tires from his 2012 black Infiniti M56 parked in his driveway. AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 2/17/2011 15:54 EAST JEFFERY STREET A man told police his neighbor was yelling outside of his house and held up an aluminum pole while threatening to kill him. The alleged assailant fled the scene before officers arrived. There were two independent witnesses who saw the incident.FAU gets $3.5 million grant for school leadership development programBOCA RATON Florida Atlantic University was recently awarded a $3.5 million Race to the Top grant for Job-embedded Principal Preparation Programs through the Florida Department of Education. The grant will provide funding for an innova tive leadership development partnership between FAUs College of Educa tions Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology and Broward County Public Schools Department of Human Resource Development. The grant will fund the Principal Rapid Orientation and Preparation in Educational Leadership Program (PROPEL), which will be based at FAUs Davie campus. The program will institute streamlining and reform of current educational leadership and research methodology and of human resource development programs to develop a model of professional development that will fa cilitate qualified, motivated teachers to move into the role of successful principals within the Broward County School District. FAUs College of Education and Broward County Public Schools have been collaborating for some time on developing an innovative educational leadership program, said Valerie J. Bristor, dean of the College of Education at FAU. We look forward to working together to move teachers into the role of principals who will suc cessfully improve student achievement. Daniel Reyes-Guerra, assistant professor in the Department of Educa tional Leadership and Research Methodology at FAU, will serve as the principal investigator for the program and will have overall programmatic and fiscal responsibilities. He also will chair a steering committee of FAU faculty and Broward administra tors who will oversee the co-construction, development and delivery of the academic program. PROPEL is designed to address the need for principals who can effectively respond to the challenges faced by urban school leaders in todays challenging environments. Its purpose will be to build a joint educational leadership program to improve student achievement by implementing researchbased strategies and concrete evaluative measures centered on job-embedded experience. It will accomplish this by starting groups of 30 highly qualified teachers each year and, through a rigorous and accelerated program, prepare them to be principals of high-need schools. The first two groups of 30 will be grant-funded. The first cohort will act as the pilot of the newly developed program. The second cohort will run through a reformed model based on the experiences of the first cohort, thus developing continued program improvement. The program has built-in mea sures to become self-sustaining by the third cohort. Broward County Public Schools is the nations sixth largest school district, running 232 traditional schools, 76 charters and one virtual school with diverse socio-economic, racial, and cultural demographics including immigrants from 173 countries, speaking 53 languages. New qualifying dates set for Boca Raton city electionBOCA RATON New qualifying dates candidates in Boca Raton elections will go into effect starting with the city election March 13, 2012. The City Council recently adopted an ordinance which amends the City Charter to change the candidate qualifying dates from the first seven days of February to the first seven business days of January. So, the official qualifying period for the March 2012 election begins at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 and continues through Wednesday, January 11, 2012, ending promptly at 5 p.m. The council seats held by Constance Scott and Anthony Majhess will up for contention in the 2012 election. Both have announced plans for re-elec tion while no one has come forward yet to challenge either. Official qualifying packets are available in the Office of the City Clerk, 201 W. Palmetto Park Road. For questions or additional information, contact the City Clerks Office at 561393-7742. Man charged with cruelty to animals after killing girlfriends dogThe Palm Beach County Sheriffs office and Animal Care & Control apprehended a man who was charged with cruelty to animals after he allegedly killed his girlfriends dog. In September, Animal Care and Control responded to a complaint that came in anonymously regarding a man fatally beating his girlfriends dog (Pomeranian) and then burying the dog in the back yard. Animal Care & Control questioned the girlfriend who stated her boyfriend got bitten by her dog and he then slammed the dog down on the ground and the dog passed away a few hours later. The boyfriend stated the dog bit him when he tried to put the dog in a cage and he just pushed the dog away. Animal Care and Control retrieved the dog and brought it for a necropsy. Even though the dog was decomposed, the procedure found 7 broken ribs on the dog, severe internal hemorrhaging and internal bruising. After a thorough investigation, the boyfriend, identified as Benson Thelismont, was arrested cruelty to animals!
15 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. B The Boca Raton Tribune BOCA LIFE & ARTSSECTION See page 22 See page 25Getting Warm and Sentimental in Le Havre Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Major Gifts Event Shown from left are Wendy Pressner, Event Chair; Meryl Gallatin, Womens Philanthropy Chair; Dan Rather; Judi Schuman, Womens Philanthropy Major Gifts Vice Chair See page 19
16 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. The Vogans at Tuccis Pizza The Vogans playing at Tuccis Pizzaria in Downtown Boca Fans of The Vogans show their support The Vogans: Nick Palmieri, Nick Jamshidi, Andre Heizer, John Paul Morrissee, and Paul DeFilippis Nick Jamshidi Andre Heizer Paul DeFilippisA local band, The Vogans, preformed this past Saturday night at Tuccis Pizzeria in Downtown Boca. The band brought their fans and family out to enjoy a nice night out and good music. Alberto, the owner of Tuccis Pizzeria has told us he is planning on having one local band per month preform at his Pizzeria. Keep your heads up Boca, Saturday nights at Tuccis are now rocking!
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18 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. The Boca Raton Tribune B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL bocaratontribune.comSPOTLIGHT The Rotary Club of Boca Raton annual Holiday SocialThe Rotary Club of Boca Raton annual Holiday Social. It was held at Uncle Tais restaurant in Boca Center, and orga nized by past OPAL recipient Ingrid Fulmer. Kendra Fulmer entertained with Holiday song stylings. Neil Saffer and Doug Giardano raised money with a raffle and auction of matching Yaacov Heller sterling silver bow ties won by Silva and Dr Ron Rubin, pic tured here wearing the prized sculptured jewelry) The money raised is for the scholarship fund which the drive is gaining momentum nearing the January 14th Gala to be held at Boca Pointe Country Club. Also pictured were is upcoming OPAL recipient Ken Davis and Jeanie, Trish Saffer, Joy Giardano, Gary Hildebrand and Jeremy Pounds, Evelyn Tai, and Dr Dennis Frisch. In attendance were Craig Davis, Mike DePalmer, Sue and Yaacov Heller,Alexis Aubrey,Michael Gora, Trevor Headly, Robert Hildreth,Mary Kelly,Don Londeree, Todd Martens, Arlene and Jim Sclafani,Carol and Joseph Orze, Linda Petrakis, William Riddick, Howard Tai, Janice Williams,Julie, Rick Taylor, and Rick Zimmer to mention a few. Photos credit:Yaacov Heller JoyandDougGiordano,TrishSaffer Rotary Club Annual Holiday Special Dr Dennis Frisch, Neiland Trish Saffer, Joy Giordano Gary Hildebrand and JeremyPounds Ingrid and Fred Fulmer Neil and Claudia Neil and Trish Saffer Rick Zimmer and Kendra Fulmer Dr. Ronand Silva
19 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The Boca Raton Tribune B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL Dini and Douglas Heizer with Regina Valente Paulo and Gilda Schneider with Douglas and Dini Heizer Luciana, Gabriela, and Carlo Barbieri with Dini and Douglas Heizer Robin with Douglas and Dini Heizer Douglas Heizer and Chris Catoggio Denny, Linda, Anna and Mason Gove, and Olivia Haynie with Douglas Heizer Marco and Ivanete Dombrowski with Douglas and Dini Heizer By Diane Feen Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Major Gifts EventIt was an evening of glamour and purpose one marked by the act of giving. To honor those who donated at least $10,000 to the 2012 UJA/Jewish Federa tion of www.sun-sentinel. com Palm Beach County, a special evening of camara derie, cocktails, education and emotion was held, anchored by special guest (and former anchorman) Dan Rather. The annual Major Gifts event was held at St. Andrews Country Club in www.sun-sentinel.com. It was there that guests got to pose with Rather for a friendly chat and photograph, and it was there that guests heard from those who help to anchor (and support) the UJA/Jewish Federation of South www. sun-sentinel.com/news/ local/palmbeach/ Palm Beach County. We are thrilled to be celebrating our most generous donors with a night of substance and sophistication amid the warmth of our Federation family. This is the largest and most prestigious fundraising event of our season, said Wendy Pressner, chair of the Major Gifts Event. Not only was there a sparkle in the air, but Jewish hope and courage stood firmly on solid ground at the event. After everyone sang the Star Spangled Banner, the Hebrew song of hope, Hatikvah was chanted by the guests. But it was the generosity of Anne and Norman Jacobson that was brought to the forefront of the evening. Because of their donation a charitable annuity trust (with $1 million) will be created that will pay $50,000 a year to the Create a Jewish Legacy Campaign, leaving a $2 million endowment to pay $100,000 to the Create a Jewish Leg acy Campaign in perpetuity. Guests were the first to hear that the Federations Jewish Community Foundation will be renamed the Anne and Norman Jacobson Jewish Community Founda tion of South Palm Beach County. David Pratt, Jewish Community Foundation Chair, was elated about the gift and the new naming of the Jewish Community Foundation of South Palm Beach County. With incredible generosity, Anne and Norman Jacobson have made a gift that will allow our Jewish children and grandchildren and future generations to continue to thrive in our community. To make the ethereal real two Holocaust survivors spoke at the event about how they had met years ago in the concentration camps. The women now both live in Palm Beach County and were reunited after 60 years at Caf Europa. To see a video of their reunion check out www. youtube.com.The event also honored those inducted into the Ketubah Society. The Ketubah Society pays tribute to the dedicated and generous individuals, couples and families who have made cumulative financial commitments of one million dollars or more during the Federations 32-year history. Ketubah Society members Larry Phillips and Phyllis and Harvey Sandler welcomed new members William Newman, Dollsey and Seymour Rappaport, Ellen R. Sarnoff, and Ruth Weinberger. Guest speaker Dan Rather had a few things to say about politics and the state of the union (so to speak). He spoke quite candidly, like someone who is not running for office (or a promotion). The 2012 election will cost $3 billion but the election story needs coverage. We should know who gives how much to whom, expecting to get what. It is special interest and money that has polluted our political system. He did have a few things to say about the current state of the news. The media has really changed. The standards are lowered by the Hollywood-ization and corporate-ization of the media. Only six companies own 80 percent of the media. This is a problem. The free press is the red beating heart of our country. To the 300 guests who attended it was a gracious evening of acknowledgement and gratitude for what will be the future of the Jewish Federation of South www.sun-sentinel.com/ news/local/palmbeach/ Palm Beach County. For more information, call 561852-3160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Douglas Heizers 50th Birthday CelebrationDouglas Heizer celebrated his 50th birthday last Saturday with friends and family at Picanha Brazil in West Boca. The celebration was filled with laughs and good times. The guests were treated to Feijoada which is a typical food of Brazil. Below are some pictures of the celebrationSPOTLIGHT
20 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The Boca Raton Tribune B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL SPOTLIGHT r f n t b b r f ntb t t t r n nt t r rfffntbf fffrr f trt t ttrn SpaMassage151 E P almetto P ark Rd Boca Raton FL 33432561-393-3185 561-689-8999www .palmbeachluckyspa.com 1/2 Hour $ 40 00 MASSAGE Diva Design Specialist Consignment: For the Divo: clothing (size 32-44) suits, pants, shirts and tuxedos For the Diva: clothing (size 00-14) for the fuller Diva: 4 racks of size 16-32 to include a gorgeous selection of holiday glamour wear For the Divas family: clothing (and uniforms), young teens, formal and of course the everday: housewares, chatchkas, knick-knacks, bedding, jewelry, shoes and accessories Men: 100% silk shirts on sale for $95.00 with this ad (normally $106-160.00) Men: designer 100% silk ties vintage and contemporary $ 25.00 with this ad (usually $38$60) (except for vintage Pierre Cardin and hand made italian silk. They are $41.00 each) $5any purchase of $20 or moreDiva On A DollarWith this coupon. Coupon cannot be combined with any other oer. Oer expires 12/31/11Diva On A Dollar consignment(1 block west of Dixie in Plum Park Plaza) Al Zucaro, Yvonne Boice with Douglas and Dini Heizer Karina and Dario Israel with Douglas Heizer Angelo Lima with Doulgas Heizer Lucia and Jose Uchoa with Douglas Heizer Barry and Joanne Epstein with Douglas Heizer John and Marianne Mirrione with Douglas Heizer
21 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.SPOTLIGHT The Boca Raton Tribune B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL Music For All Occasions Standard, Pop, Swing, Ballads and Rock n Roll For your next event... Contact Mark Gualtieri 561.483.7030 Tommy Wong has been serving Palm Beach County for 3 decades! Open for Lunch and Dinner! Boca Ratons GRAND OPENING! NOW OPEN!!Still Specializing in Our Appetizers Starting at $4.00 Entrees Starting at $11.00 Boca Raton 561-998-3388 Bring in this ad & receive 15% O checks over $50* *Excludes Holidays, Tax & Gratuities SPICY GINGER SPICY GINGER Douglas Heizers 50th Birthday Celebration Michael Razler, Adrienne Mazzone with Douglas Heizer Charlotte and Bob Beasley with Douglas and Dini Heizer Julia Herbert, Dale King with Douglas and Dini Heizer Dini and Douglas Heizer with Adrianna Sabino
22 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The Boca Raton Tribune B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL By Denise Righetti Getting Warm and Sentimental in Le HavreWe dont normally think of the French as being warm and sentimental. Think again. Le Havre is as warm and sentimental a film as any Ive seen all year. Le Havre is a port city in the south of France. As such it is a portal for the flotsam and jetsam of the world. Sometimes that flotsam and jetsam takes human form. Finnish writer-director Ari Kaurismaki has crafted a heart-warming tale of the human kindness of strangers. Yeah OK, Kaurismaki is Finnish, but his characters and setting are French or French-speaking Africans. There are many immigrants from former French colonies of Africa to the homeland of France. Some are legal. Many are not. Idrissa (Blondin Miguel) is just such a person. Idrissa is a 12-yearold boy from the former colony of Gabon. He is one of a crowd of illegal immigrants packed in a sealed cargo box. When the box was opened, the immigration police were there to bust them. Idrissa was one of the lucky ones to flee successfully. Desperately he appeals to the first person he saw; an elderly shoeshine boy. Marcel Marx (Andre Wilms) is a classic underachiever. Apparently he is perfectly happy working one of the most menial jobs and caring for a sickly wife Arletty (Kati Outinen). Marcel has the proverbial heart of gold, and there is no way he cant help the cute little kid who is in such great need. There are other good people in Le Havre: Chang (Quoc Dung Nguyen), a recent immigrant from Vietnam, and Francois (Francois Monnie) the friendly local grocer. Even the jaded cop Monet (JeanPierre Darroussin) has a soft spot for the appealing alien boy. In short if you need a little mood elevation, Le Havre may make you feel better, and youll even have some gentle laughs at the same time. Three stars Marcel Marx (Andre Wilms) and Idrissa (Blondin Miguel)The Spaniard Tapas Bar & CafI had the great pleasure of organizing and attending a Media dinner recently at the brand new restaurant that just opened up in the former Moquila location in Downtown Boca called The Spaniard Tapas Bar & Cafe. Amongst the distinguished guests were popular food columnist Jan Norris, Leslie Streeter of the Palm Beach Post, Peter Leonard, host of The Food for Though Radio Show & co-host of The Talk of The Town Ra dio Show, Deby Goldfarb of Stepping Out Florida, Cary Roman from LivingFla, Linda Haase from The Boca Raton Observer, Shawn & Karen Alleyne-Means from HerLife Magazine, Misha Grosvenor from Broward/ Palm Beach New Times and Taylor Morgan from South Florida Dines. The night got off to a great start as we were greeted by Chef Jorge Luis Fernandez who poured each of us a unique Spanish beer called Estrella Inedit, served in an unusual and attractive bottlewhich resembled more of a wine bottle and was even served to us in wine glasses. We were told that this beer was the collaboration between Executive Chef Fernan Adria of elBulli (a famous Chef from Barcelona), elBullis Sommelier and Estrella Damm brewing company conceived & created specifically for food pairings. Im not much of a beer drinker myself, however I did give it a try and found it to be pleasantly crisp and clean with a hint of orange under tones. Once everyone arrived, we were seated at a long table where Chef Jorge stood in front of an easel and drawing board. He let us know that we were in for a fun evening and that this was going to be an Interactive Experience. We hadnt been told of the menu in advance and the Chef wrote on the board the name of each dish and described it to us prior to the staff presenting each one to us. After we had a chance to savour each dish, he asked us our feedback and if he accurately presented the dish in the description. We all had a great time with our contributions. The first dish to arrive was a plate of Cured Pork Loin with Manchego Chees and Spicy Chorizo, Walnuts and Dates. Freshly baked breads and a Mixed Olive Cocktail with homemade Pickle Garlic and Wild Capers accompanied this course. Next up was the Chilled Andalucian Gazpacho with a Typical Spanish garnish. The soup itself was great, but when topped with the assorted garnishes of apples, diced peppers, tomatoes and croutonsit became elevated to a whole new level. This was a real unique treat. The next dish was Roasted Sweet Piquillo Peppers filled with Calamari and Shrimp, and served in a Goat & Cream cheese Bechamel sauce. The filling was smooth and creamy and slightly sweet which contrasted nicely with the bechamel sauce, which was slightly more rich, had a hint of fresh anisette and tied the whole dish together perfectly. The Baked Corvina with Clams and Shrimp came in a lightly scented Saffron Broth Fume topped with White Asparagus. The fish was so flaky and tender while the flavors of the broth were so intense. We werent provided spoons for this dish, so I ended up using the delicious bread as a vehicle for mopping up what remained in my bowl once the fish was all gone! We were served a Lemon Sorbet with Dry Cava as a palate cleanser to prepare us for our next course which was the star of this evenings delights: the Black Seafood Paella with Cuttlefish and Aioli. Now, I have only had paella maybe once in my life and never black paella. Chef Jorge took the time to explain the proper technique for eating his pa ella. He instructed us to incorporate his wonderful aioli (not too mayonnaisey, not too eggy, oily or garlickyjust right!) into each bite and you know what, he was not joking. Combining the aioli with the rice and seafood made each bite a taste of heaven. To complement each course we served throughout the evening a variety of delicious white and red wines. We finished with a Viennese assortment of desserts, European Coffees and sweet Sherry. Not one of us left hungry and all of us left very excited and eager to come back for more! The Spaniard Tapas Bar & Cafe is located at 99 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33432 Restaurant: 561347-7000, Catering: 954609-0656 TheSpaniardTapas They are open Tuesday Sunday for lunch and dinner; closed on Mondays. Chef Jorge also designs custom menus that can meet all culinary needs and tastes for parties of any size. From 1,000 people or more to just one. The Spaniard will plan and cater corporate meetings, events, team-building activities, weddings, garden parties and festivals. Interested in taking a cooking class? Gather your friends and co-workers and have a blast cooking with Chef Jorge, aka The Crazy Spaniard.
23 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The Boca Raton Tribune B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL What a night; what a parade!BOCA RATON What a night..what a parade! exclaimed Boca Ratons event specialist, Emily Lilly, following last Saturday nights Boca Ratons Holiday Boat Parade that took place along the Intracoastal from the C-15 canal to the Hillsboro Inlet. An awards party for those involved and those who enjoyed it will be held Jan. 9 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Boca Raton Bridge Hotel, 999 East Camino Real, upstairs in Carmens Top of the Bridge restaurant. Please RSVP by January 7 to Emily or Becky at (561) 393-7827Winners were: Best of Parade #23.BIMINI TWISTScott McIlvane $1000 cash prize Travel package to Paradise Island (airfare, transfers, 4 day-3 night stay at Beach Club Atlantis) approx value $3000 Best Corporate #33.PALM BREEZE.Holly Sauer $1000 cash prize Boats 29 and Under 1st place $1000: #21 TUNED BLUE..Ernest Nigg III 2nd place $ 500: #13 VIRGENCITAGlen Reoyo 2nd place-$ 500: #27 SO WRIGHT.Steven Wright 3rd place $ 250: #4 KARIS KURSE..Lance Mooney Boats 30 40 1st place $1000: #25 TIME FOR US Bob May 2nd place $ 500: #26 TRANQUIL II..Bob Toll 3rd place $ 250: #38 WHIRLWIND XIV..Shake-A-Leg 3rd place $250: #3 SMARTS R HERE TOOJeffrey Smart Boats 41 and up 1st place $1000: #24 NOAHS ARK ..John Rayson 2nd place $500: #39 SEXY.Rowan McMahon 3rd place $250: #42 WON BUY LANDHarry S. Patten Best Manpower $200 cash prize #60 City of Delray Beach Justin Rumbaugh & Bryce Clough HONORABLE MENTION $100 EACH: #5 TALLY HORick Simmons #36 ROOTN TOOTN.William Youngerman #6 REEL PRIORITYBrian Rask #18 KRIS KRAFT...Kris Ziegler #9 VITAMIN GEE..Mike Gee #29 FIESTA ZEEDuwayne Watson #16 ITS GOOD..William Broyles #7 AQUAHOLIC..Sean & Amanda Rieder #34 MIZNERS DREAMCapt Chris Shaw #14 CAT 10.Michael Reiman
24 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. Dr. S. Benjamin Roldan D.M.D. M.S. P.A. and Associates
25 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The Boca Raton Tribune B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL Oleda Baker Douglas Heizers 50th Birthday CelebrationNick Palmieri with Dini and Douglas Heizer Adilberto, Deborah, Larissa, David, Mariah, and Victor Mancebo Nancy and Rick Alovis with Douglas Heizer What Does It Take To Have Beautiful, Strong Healthy Nails? Even if you go to a fancy nail salon its no guarantee you nails will be strong and healthystrong and healthy starts at home. Many people say theyre having serious problems with their nails . some even have problems when keeping their nails short. You will learn here how to take care of the top surface of the nails, as well as the nutrition it takes to develop strong healthy nails. This part does not happen overnight but stick with it and it will work. Basic Information. Fingernailsand toenails, tooare products of your epidermis and are composed of the protein keratin. Each nail grows outward from a nail root that extends back into a groove of skin. Fingernails normally grow at the rate of 1/8th inch a month, approximately 2 or 3 times faster than toenails. Growth slows in old age. Sudden or significant changes in the appearance of the nails can be a first sign of illness. Abnormal or unhealthy nails may be the result of a local injury, a glandular deficiency, or a deficiency of certain nutrients. Contrary to common belief, the structure of the nails is not related to the structure of bone, and taking extra calcium will not strengthen brittle nails. Neither will taking gelatin. With severe malnutrition, after an injury or during a course of some kinds of chemotherapy, nail formation is impaired. During the several weeks of such impaired formation an area of thinning of the nails can be seen. The width of this zone of thinning of nails corresponds to the duration of the injury or the use of, for example, chemotherapy. How To Get The Nail To GROW Strong and Healthy. A protein deficiency can cause opaque white bands to appear on the nails or cause them to become dry, brittle and very thin. Insufficient amounts of complete proteins and/or vitamin A slow down the rate of nail growth (which is also affected by various drugs). A shortage of vitamin A in the diet may also cause dryness and brittleness. A lack of the B vitamins causes nails to become fragile, with horizontal or vertical ridges appearing. The B complex is also a factor in fungus infestation found underneath the nails. Frequent hang nails usually indicate an inadequate intake of vita mins C, folic acid, and protein. An iron deficiency can disturb the growth of the nails, causing dryness, brittleness, thinning, flattening and eventually the appearance of moon-shaped nails. White spots can be caused by a zinc deficiency. Any nail abnormality usually indicates that the diet is not adequate; a wellbalanced diet supplying all essential nutrients is rec ommended. Nutrients that may be beneficial in treatment of nail problems: Vitamin A, Vitamin B complex, Folic acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Zinc, and Protein. If you have a nail problem that is the result of poor diet or illness, and you plan to do something about it, think in terms of three months because thats how long it will take before you see the results of improved nutrition through your diet and supplements. Meanwhile, here are some measures that will help strengthen your nails and keep them that way: 1. Wear rubber gloves whenever you use soap and water or do any kind of manual activity; and have them larger than your usual glove size. 2. Use your fingers, not your nails, to pick things up. This, of course, is easier said than done! If you have long nails, use the sides of your fingers. 3. Carry a small Bandaid in your handbag. If a nail cracks, put it on immediately, then mend your nail as soon as you return home. You can buy a mending kit of some kind in almost any drug store. 4. Always keep a coat of some type of polish, even clear polish, on your nails for protection. www.oleda.com Oleda Baker, now 76, began her career as a high fashion model with the prestigious Wilhelmina Model Agency, based in New York City and doing print and TV assignments in New York and Europe. She has written ten books on beauty, diet and health.
26 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The Boca Raton Tribune B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL GILL 954.937.1301 Cell email@example.com We Come To You!TV Repair and More... BOCARAY BARBER SHOP A Full Service Barber Shop Gentleman Cuts Fades Flat Tops Blow Outs Children Hot Towel ShaveMonday Friday 8:00am-6:00pm Saturday 8:00am-5:00pmTel: 561-498-8166Bocaray Plaza 4900 Linton Blvd, Suite 27 Delray Beach, FL 33445 (Delray Commons S.W. corner of Military & Atlantic facing Military Trail in the same plaza as Delray Fitness)Must bring in empty cartridge. With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior purchases. Offers expires 11/30/11 With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior purchases. Offers expires 11/30/11 With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior purchases. Offers expires 11/30/11 With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior purchases. Offers expires 11/30/11 A Security InsurancePROTECTING YOUR PERSONAL AND BUSINESS LIFEA Security InsurancePROTECTING YOUR PERSONAL AND BUSINESS LIFE What can our Insurance WE CAN SAVE YOU $$$$$ CALL 561-487-5115 NOW FOR A FREE QUOTE!We also oer tag, title and registration services and we can open your Corporations.I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 Agency do for you? 23257 State Road 7, Suite 201 Boca Raton, FL 33428 firstname.lastname@example.org
27 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. BusinessThe Boca Raton Tribune Boca Hospital names Shilling new medical director for Womens InstituteBOCA RATON -Boca Raton Regional Hospital has announced the appointment of Kathy Schilling, MD as Medical Director at its Christine E. Lynn Womens Health & Wellness Institute. Dr. Schilling joined Boca Raton Regional Hospital in 1988 and became the Medical Director of Imaging and Intervention for the Center for Breast Care at the Womens Health & Wellness Institute two years later. Under her stewardship, the Center has become the most experienced and comprehensive program in the region, performing over 90,000 diagnostic and therapeutic procedures a year. An internationallyknown radiologist and pioneering researcher in the field of womens breast health, Dr. Schilling performed the worlds first positron emission mammography (PEM) biopsy at Boca Regional. She authored a subsequent study that showed that PEM and breast MRI had compara bly high ability to detect cancerous lesions. Dr. Schilling is also the principle investigator of the SOMO-INSIGHT 3D Automated Breast Ultra sound (ABUS) technology for the detection of cancer in women with dense breasts. The hospital is one of six sites nationally participating in this clinical research study. After attending Miami School of Medicine, she completed her internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami and completed her residency and fellowship programs at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami where she served as Chief Resident of Radiology. In 2001, she was awarded the Weizmann Institute of Science Women of Vision Award. It is with great plea sure to announce the appointment of Dr. Schilling to Medical Director of the Institute, said Jerry Fedele, president & Chief Executive Officer of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. She has demonstrated significant leadership ca pabilities at the Center for Breast Care and her contributions to womens healthcare and research are immeasurable. We are most confident that she will play an integral role in the evolution of the Womens Institute. In September of 2010, the Christine E. Lynn Womens Health & Wellness Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital received a $10 million donation from philanthropist, Christine E. Lynn. Today the Institute is built on the four pillars: clinical excellence, education and research, cutting-edge technology and quality. The Institute serves as a centralized address for womens health care needs and information, providing a convenient one-stop shop for women, with coordinated access to the broad spectrum of services. Kathy Schilling, MD County Commission honors Boca business leader M.J. Mike Arts At the Board of County Commissioners meeting on Dec. 6, Commissioner Steven Abrams presented a proclama tion declaring December 6, 2011 as M.J. Mike Arts Day in Palm Beach County. Arts, now retired, was president of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce for 20 years and also served on the Boca Raton City Council. Pictured from left are M.J. Mike Arts, Commissioner Steven Abrams and Andrew Duffell.Boca Hospital doc rst in PBC to implant new anti-heart failure deviceBOCA RATON -Boca Raton Regional Hospital is the first hospital in Palm Beach County to implant the Unify Quadra cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) and Quartet Left Ventricular Quadripolar Pac ing Lead in the treatment of heart failure disease. The new pacing technology, developed by St. Jude Medical, offers additional options that can reduce the need for another procedure to reposition a lead. It also provides physicians with the ability to more efficiently and effec tively manage the individualized needs of patients with heart failure. Murray Rosenbaum, MD, an electrophysiologist at the Christine E. Lynn Heart & Vascular Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, was the first in Palm Beach County to implant the pacing system. Boca Raton Regional Hospital is proud to be among the first hospitals in the country to implant this state-of-the-art device, said Dr. Rosenbaum. Were committed to providing our patients with this smart technology that will help improve their quality of life. Cardiac resynchroniza tion therapy (CRT) is delivered by an implantable cardioverter defibrilla tor (ICD) or a pacemaker. CRT is designed to optimize the hearts pumping function and help the heart perform in its most natural state by synchronizing the left and right ventricles of the heart through timed electrical pulses. Some 23 million people worldwide are afflicted with congestive heart failure, and 2 million new cases are diagnosed each year worldwide. This new system is designed to manage the dynamic challenges of heart failure, Dr. Rosenbaum said. Based on the clinical experiences and publica tions to date, this innova tive CRT system has the potential to redefine the standard of care in resynchronization therapy for heart failure patients around the world.
28 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The Boca Raton Tribune BUSINESS East/West Boca Raton, FL Dr. Marta Rendon named recipient of Chambers Diamond AwardBOCA RATON Troy McLellan, president and CEO of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, has announced that Dr. Marta Rendon, Medical Director of The Rendon Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine, is the recipient of the 2012 DIAMOND Award A DIAMOND recipient is a Dedicated, Inspiring, Accomplished, Motivated, Outstanding, Noble, and Driven businesswoman. Once again, we have chosen a deserving recipient who has achieved suc cess in her professional career and who continually makes a difference in the community of Boca Raton, said McLellan. In her daily life, Dr. Rendon manages to be both a clinical woman of science and a person of incredible caring and commitment to others. The award luncheon will be held Feb. 23 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center, 5150 Town Center Circle Boca Raton Dr. Rendons state of the art, 7,000-square-foot facility is a completion of her life-long mission. Her goal is one of passion and profession to her patients. Dr. Rendon the previous chairperson of the Department of Dermatology of Cleveland Clinic Florida, also serves as a clinical associate professor to the Department of Dermatology at the University Of Miami School Of Medicine and in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. She has gained notoriety through serving as the spokesperson for Procter & Gambles Head & Shoulders brand as their global celebrity dermatologist, and has been a speaker, advisor to and physician trainer for a multitude of companies, including Merz Pharmaceuticals, Allergan, Galderma, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Medicis, LOreal, among others. She is a generous dona tor to The Junior League, Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation, Spirit of Giving, and Soroptimist causes as well as to a multitude of others. Motherhood, an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, a passion for her patients, and compassion for her community all position Dr. Rendon as one of the pivotal members of our community, said McLellan. Although she has been featured on numerous television news and entertainment programs, and many global magazines including Prevention, Vogue, Allure, Elle, her international presence hasnt taken away from who she is, and that is someone that is truly beautiful from the inside out. Blimp ride, Naples trip among items sold at Chambers Holiday AuctionBOCA RATON -A ride in the Goodyear Blimp, a weekend in the Naples Grand Resort, 3D Custom Photography. These were a few of the favorite things at the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerces 30th Annual Holiday Auc tion with a Cause! The event, held Wednesday, December 14th at Via Mizner Golf & Country Club, supported the Chambers educational programs and networking events throughout the year, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Chambers Golden Bell Education Foundation and Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County. Its always fun to get a great deal on a truly unique gift, said Troy M. McLellan, President & CEO of the Greater Boca Ra ton Chamber of Commerce. This auction combines unique gift options for attendees, the ability to have their purchases benefit charitable causes and the ability to network and benefit their business all at the same time. We are grateful for our members and friends who come out to support the Chamber and the Holiday Auction year after year. The evening fea tured live and silent auctions and was, once again, facilitated by champion auctioneer Bob Nichols. Cuisine and beverage vendors included American Fine Wine Competition, Boca Dunes Golf & Country Club, Hooters Boca Raton, Oceans 234, Philippe Chow, and Stir Crazy. Nancy Deatley of First Citizens Bank and Beth Johnston, IOM, Executive Vice President of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. Kata and Ed Breman of Accelerate Exceed. Dr. Marta I. Rendon and Fern Cole of The Rendon Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine. Margaret Mary and John Shuff of JES Publishing.
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Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-392-0696 Boca West Community United Methodist Church 9087 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-482-7335 e Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Boca Raton 2601 St. Andrews Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-482-2001 BOCA RATON TRIBUNE W ORSH IP D IRECTOR Y BOCA RATON -Whelchel Partners Real Estate Services, launched in 2010, has developed a successful business with its full service commercial real estate brokerage. Stemming from its strong roots within the local community, Whelchel Partners has played a pivotal role in helping businesses, owners, and investors with commercial leasing, sales, and customized real estate services. Hospice of Palm Beach County has announced that James W. Smith, Jr. has achieved the status of Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The Fellowship designation is based on the achievement of a significant body of work in the field of hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Smith has been on staff at Hospice of Palm Beach County for the last seven years. He dedicates a great deal of his time to the education and training of hospice and palliative care to second and third year medical students. Dr. Smith serves as the organizations internal expert on pediatric end-of-life care. In addition to his work with Hospice of Palm Beach County, he has been in family practice since 1984. BOCA RATON-BKF Capital Group Inc., a publicly traded company, has announced that Greg Heller has joined the firm as senior vice president. His responsibilities include the pursuit of BKF Capitals corporate strategy to acquire companies that show growth characteristics at a reasonable valuation. Greg brings a wealth of experience in mergers and acquisitions, the capital markets and corporate finance strategy to BKF, said Steven N. Bronson, the firms chairman and CEO. BOCA RATON -MobileHelp, a medical alert company in HYPERLINK http:// www.orlandosentinel.com/topic/us/florida/palm-beach-county/boca-ratonPLGEO100100412020000.topic \o Boca Raton Boca Raton, is expanding its office space in the city with plans to add 55 jobs, said the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County. The majority of the jobs will be in sales, customer service and technical support, said Elias Janetis, founder. The average salary is in the low $40,000s with benefits, he said. The employer provides medical alarm service for seniors by integrating cellular technology, GPS and medical alarm technology.
30 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. Columnists The Boca Raton Tribune By Sandy Huntsman By Mike Gora Michael H. Gora has been certified by the Board of Specialization and Education of The Florida Bar as a specialist in family and matrimonial law, and is a partner with Shapiro Blasi Wasserman & Gora P.A. in Boca Raton. Mr. Gora may be reached by e-mail at email@example.com. Changing TimesQ: My wife and I have been going through a difficult divorce for some time. We have a mediation coming up. We have two boys, ages 11 and 8. I travel for business and we have worked out a visitation schedule which fits our lives, although she has about 70 percent of the overnights. One of the remaining issues is whether she will agree to a clause stopping her from moving with the boys outside of South Florida. My lawyer tells me that such a clause makes little difference; she could still move, with court approval. Is she correct? A: Ultimately, your lawyer is correct. However, not having such a clause in your settlement agreement has a serious effect. Relocation is governed by a Florida Statute, which provides a list of factors that a court must consider, before allowing the move. That statute has changed from time to time. For several years, before the current statute was passed, there were appellate cases, which said that the residential parent was favored with a presumption for allowing the move. The statute eliminated the presumption and concept of residential and nonresidential parent. Since the statute change, many more relocations have been denied, then before the statute was changed. Under the cases interpreting the new statute, the most tightly drawn anti-removal language does not prevent a judge from allowing removal. If the judge does not find, after applying the statute, that it would be in the childrens best interest to allow the move, and that the move would allow a meaningful rela tionship between the remaining parent and the children, permission will be denied. The non-relocation clause in a marital settlement agreement gives the judge a hook to deny permission to re-locate which might make the difference in the outcome of the case. The judge may require a far stronger reason for your wifes wish to move than if there were no limitation clause. Either way, it might take months to get the issue into court. Her reasons to move might change or evaporate. A basic premise of Florida law is that it is generally best for children to have regular access to both parents. Christmas ThoughtsChristmas means many things to different people. A teacher asked young Patrick Murphy: What do you do at Christmas time? Patrick addressed the class: Well Ms. Jones, me and my twelve brothers and sisters go to midnight mass and we sing hymns; then we come home very late and we put mince pies by the back door and hang up our stockings. Then all excited, we go to bed and wait for Father Christmas to come with all our toys. Very nice Patrick, she said. Now Jimmy Brown, what do you do at Christmas? Well, Ms. Jones, me and my sister also go to church with Mom and Dad and we sing carols and we get home ever so late. We put cookies and milk by the chimney and we hang up our stockings. We hardly sleep, waiting for Santa Claus to bring our presents. Realizing there was a Jewish boy in the class and not wanting to leave him out of the discussion, she asked, Now, Isaac Cohen, what do you do at Christmas? Isaac said, Well, its the same thing every year...Dad comes home from the office. We all pile into the Rolls Royce; then we drive to Dads toy factory. When we get inside, we look at all the empty shelves...and begin to sing: What A Friend We Have in Jesus. Then we all go to the Bahamas. To merchants it is the busiest, most profitable time of the year. To employees, we hope for a big Christmas bonus. For many teen-agers & adults it is a time of fun & parties. For children it is a time of unbearable waiting for Christmas morning. Clearly Christmas has become a mix of the sacred and the secular, and like it or not, believe it or not, we all have to deal with it. The birth and life of Jesus was in a real historical context. The biblical account makes numerous references to historical charac ters like Caesar Augustus, Archelaus, Publius Quirinius all of whom can be verified as having actually existed. The events of the taxing, the slaughtering of babies, the visit of the Magi, all have other nonbiblical references as well. His birth was predicted in Scripture Born of a virgin Isaiah 7.14 Born in Bethlehem Micah 5.2-4 In the Old Testament there are sixty major messianic prophecies and approximately 270 ramifica tions that were fulfilled in one person, Jesus Christ. Using the science of probability, we find the chances of just 48 of these prophecies being fulfilled in one person to be right at 10157 (a one followed by 157 zeros). (A Ready Defense, Josh McDowell, pg.210) In Luke 2.19 it says that Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart. Another word for ponder means to bring together, not unlike what someone would do with the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Like Mary, as we hustle through this Christmas, I hope we will take some time to consider, even contemplate, the real details of the Christmas story and all their implications. Pastor Sandy Huntsman Boca Glades Church www.bocaglades.org
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BOCA RATON TRIBUNE BUSINESS DIRECTORY ART GALLERY & JEWELRY Bijou Bijou ....................................................................................... 561-451-8290 Harolds Jewelers .......................................................................... 561-392-0507 Yaacov Heller Gallery 22 ........................................................... 561-347-1677 AUTO SERVICES Save On Tire .................................................................................... 954-786-3306 Superior Tint ................................................................................... 561-338-7711 Tires 4U2 ........................................................................................... 561-272-2226 BARBER SHOP Bocaray Barber Shop .................................................................. 561-498-8166 Rubens Barber Shop Inc. .......................................................... 561-487-2152 BEAUTY & HEALTH Age In Place Management ....................................................... 561-929-1195 Ageless Energetics ....................................................................... 561-394-5160 Bells Lifestyle ................................................................................. 800-333-7995 Glades Medical Group ............................................................... 561-394-3088 Green Wave Waxing Boca Raton ..................................................................................... 561-367-7323 Weston ............................................................................................ 954-659-0033 Helenas Beauty ............................................................................ 561-487-3292 Herbalife ........................................................................................... 754-581-3511 Oasis Day Spa ................................................................................. 561-393-3185 Vitality Laser Spa ......................................................................... 561-470-7961 CHURCH Boca Glades Baptist Church .................................................... 561-483-4228 See Boca Raton Worshop Directory for more Churches. DENTIST Nova Dental Pompano Beach ........................................................................... 954-788-2388 Boca Raton ..................................................................................... 561-488-5088 DRYCLEANING Bernies Cleaners Boca Raton ..................................................................................... 561-338-7843 North Lauderdle .......................................................................... 954-726-5530 ENTERTAINMENT Boca Raton Museum Of Arts ................................................... 561-392-2500 Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival ......................................... 561-338-7594 Bridge Hotel .................................................................................... 561-886-4570 Caricatures by Ray Russotto ................................................... 954-570-9256 Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars .................................................. 800-796-5672 Delray Beach Tennis Center & Boca Raton Resort and Club ............................................................... 561-394-2400 Miami City Ballet .......................................................................... 877-929-7010 Music For all Occasions ............................................................. 561-483-7030 Symphony Of The Americas .................................................... 954-335-7002 GOLF Osprey Point Golf Course ......................................................... 561-482-2868 HOME SERVICES, DESIGN & REPAIRS ABC Construction Building, Inc. ............................................ 561-998-5776 Design Matters .............................................................................. 561-361-0375 Handyman ....................................................................................... 954-345-5565 J.D. 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34 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.GamesThe Boca Raton Tribune Pet SocietyThe Boca Raton Tribune PET OF THE WEEK Dear Santa, They say you can make Christmas wishes come true. Can you please make mine come true? Ive been good all year, and all I want now is to get out of this place! I cant even tell you how long Ive been here, but it feels like Ive been here forever. Yes, really nice people do come in to pet me and my friends, and some of us get to leave with them. The nights are the hardest, because ...its so lonely, and we find ourselves crying a lot. Why doesnt anyone love us? What did we do wrong? We cant figure it out. The people who work here at the shelter are really nice, but they work really hard and get tired. They do their best to give us hugs and kisses and stuff, but we know they really want someone to come and take us to a new home. All we want for Christmas this year is to find new mommies and daddies, so we can make them the happiest people in the world. When we love people, its unconditionalwe just want a chance to show people that thats really true. We miss curling up in someones lap, playing with the kids, and all the things that make life so wonderful when we have humans to love and take care of us. We know youre really busy right now, but could you please, please, please just tell everybody about us? Presents under the tree are great, but we think that WE could be the greatest gift ever because we are the gift that just keep on giving and giving. Thank you Santa, for being our friend! Love, Shannon, Foxy, Cindy, Cosmo, Hansel, Mickey, Pearl, and all of the rest of us here at the shelter.
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37 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.SportsThe Boca Raton Tribune FAU Owls fall to Miami Hurricanes in double-overtime in Orange Bowl ClassicSUNRISE, FL Florida Atlantic met the University of Miami in as part of the Orange Bowl Classic on Saturday, and the game matched the title as the two teams engaged in an offensive shootout. However, FAU ultimately fell short, losing 93-90 in double overtime. The Owls (4-7) had to overcome a sluggish start to the game, as Miami scored 10 of the games first 12 points in just over four minutes. FAU rallied to tie the game at 13, before the Hurricanes pushed the lead out to 10 at 25-15. Another Owl rally cut the lead to two late in the half, but FAU surrendered a layup at the buzzer that put the Hurricanes ahead 34-30 at the half. The second half of the game was a back and forth affair, with neither team able to build a lead bigger than seven points. Miami led by six points with less than a minute left in regulation, when Kore White slammed home back-to-back dunks to cut the lead to two, 7169. After Miami split a trip to the line, Omari Grier his one of his Orange Bowl Classic record-tying seven threepointers as time expired to send the game to overtime. FAU once again found itself down by three points late in the first overtime, and Grier again delivered the game-tying triple to knot the score at 82. The Owls then had to dig in on the defensive end to force the second overtime. After a Kore White dunk and two Miami misses from the free throw line, the Owls had the ball and a chance to tie, but a three-pointer at the buzzer was just short. Grier led all scorers with a career-high 27 points.Raymond Taylor scored 20 points and tied an OBC record with nine assists in the game.photos by Bob Markey II
38 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The Boca Raton Tribune SPORTS East/West Boca Raton, FL Dolphins-Bills game observationsBy: Chris Nelson Moore rebounded nicely from his mild concussion in Week 14. He only com pleted 50 percent of his passes, but Brandon Marshall dropped three (in cluding two touchdowns) and Moore threw some very nice balls. to Reggie Bush, dont you? Hes really proving he can be a feature back this year and is running as well as Ive ever seen him. I still question how long he can hold up, but hell be great of Daniel Thomascan be a reliable partner. dropped so many passes this season its ridiculous. Hes still got good num bers on the season, but hed have great numbers if hed hauled in the touchdowns he should have. On the other side of the coin, Brian Hartline has been making incredible catches all season and had another one here just before he got drilled by a defender. Hes impressing me more and more all the time and Id love to see what hed do in a great offense. hard to entirely judge his play when the Bills dont have a pass rusher on the roster. The unit as a hole was iffy at first but really got going and opened up holes for Bush in the second half. tribute to the cold conditions. Everyone looked like they were going half-speed early on and too cold to really hit somebody, which inflated C. J. Spillers numbers. Fitzpatrick on multiple occasions and each notching a sack.Cameron Wake was the biggest beast of the day, drawing multiple penalties while recording six tackles and a sack. ceptions. Hes really having a nice second half after being hampered by a hamstring injury and temporarily in the dog house. say? also signified just how weak of a returner he is. Watching the game, Buffalos coverage was weak and there were at least two times where a great returner would have broken it all the way. The slow-footed Bess was caught easily from behind. Reggie Bush
39 December 22 through December 28, 2011 Edition 79 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The Boca Raton Tribune SPORTS East/West Boca Raton, FL Bring YOUR CLOSEST NEIGHBOR The Boca Raton Tribune home with you. RECEIVE THE PAPER from the comfort of your HOME! www.thebocaratontribune.comStay in touch with whats happening in BOCA RATON! Edition 79 FOR SALE2006 Nissan Sentra good condition $7000 or best oer. Call 954-790-4960Lampkin, Garcia Kingly in Overtime Win Versus RoyalsBy Lance Thomas BOCA RATON, Fla.Lynn Universitys mens basketball tallied an overtime win with the help of Jeremy Lampkins 21 points and Josh Garcia game tying three-pointer at the end of regulation to defeat the Queen College Royals 81-79 on Monday. Lampkin led Lynn (75) with 21 points on an 8-for-12 night from the floor. Josh Garcia collected 11 points with three buckets from behind the arc. The Blue & White jumped out to a six point advantage after a DeMa rio Fountain three with 16:40 on the clock in the first half. Lynn built its first-half advantage to as much as 14 after Slobodan Miljanic connected on two free throws with 05:20 remaining to make it a 36-22 game. The Knights ended the first half up nine with the score Lynn 46, Queens 37. LU posted an impressive 60 percent shooting from downtown during the first half and out-rebounded the Royals 16-10. Lynn held its nine point advantage till the 15:15 mark in the sec ond half when Queens posted an 11-3 run to take its first lead of the game since 14:24 on the clock in the first half. The Royals run continued as they went up 60-56 with 10:44 left in regulation. The advantage swayed back and forth the rest of the second half until Queens looked to put the Knights away after Brandon Nichols made two free throws to put his Royals up 72-69 with 54 seconds left. On the ensuing passion, Garcia hit one of the biggest buckets of the season for Lynn on a three from the corner in front of the Lynn bench to knot the game at 72 with 29 seconds left. The Lynn defense answered the call and stone walled the Royals to preserve the tie and send the game to overtime. Lynn battled through a 28.6 percent clip from behind the arc in the sec ond half while Queens collected a 48.1 percent mark from the floor in the second period. Lampkin gave the Blue & White the first advantage in overtime after going one-of-two from the free throw line with 04:24 left. Then it was Lampkin again with a huge dunk to extend Lynns tilt to three after a Queens turnover. The Royals answered right back with back-toback buckets from Brent Evans to claim the lead at 76-75with 02:45 left in overtime. Senior captain Michel Vidal then stole the lead back for LU with two clutch free throws with 02:28 on the clock with the score 77-76. Down by one, Queens Nate Blackburn connected on a three with just under a minute and a half left to take the score to Lynn 77, Queens 79. The next possession, Lampkin found Garcia open for an easy layup to, once again, tie the game. With the game tied at 79 and less than a minute on the clock, Fountain planted his feet on the baseline and collided with Queens Daniel Bailey. Fountain earned the charge and a chance for the Knights to win the game with 42 second to play. As the shot clock began to dwindle for Lynn in a tied game, Fountain knifed his way into the lane and drew a foul. Fountain converted both free throws and the Blue & White went up 81-79 with 12 seconds left in the game. The suspense continued as Blackburns three pointer clanked the iron but while grabbing the offensive rebound, the Royals leading scorer, Brandon Nichols was fouled. At the free throw line with less than two seconds left and down by two, Nichols missed the first free throw. The intentional miss on the second free throw caromed off the rim and over the back of the goal. The Knights were able to run out the remaining 1.4 seconds and collect their first overtime win of the season. Lynn shot 48.2 percent from the floor for the game while hitting 47.8 percent of its shots from behind the arc. The Knights perimeter defense allowed Queens a mere 14.3 percent shooting from behind the arc. Vidal was one point away from a doubledouble with 14 rebounds and nine points. He also dished out a team-high six assists. Miljanic added 14 points, six rebounds and five assists. Lynn starts the heart of Sunshine State Conference play in a New Years Eve face-off versus the Saint Leo Lions starting at 4 p.m. in its next game. Stay tuned to LynnFighting Knights.com for information concerning live coverage of the Saint Leo game.
Tribune Sports ofSee page 37 See page 38 Owls fall to Hurricanes in double-overtime thriller in Orange Bowl Classic East /West Boca Raton, Highland Beach Dolphins-Bills game observations Lampkin, Garcia Kingly in Overtime Win Versus Royals See page 39