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for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comThe Boca Raton Tribune YOUR CLOSEST NEIGHBOR.Nearly 400,000 readers! Municipal News Business Life & ArtsSt. Paul Lutheran School, 2nd Grade read ing the paper. R to L: Harumy Miura, Spencer Retamar, Ashley BiggieSee page 14Gary Zinger opens new delicatessen in West Boca plazaSee page 27Hot Works Presents 3rd Annual Boca Raton Fine Art ShowSee page 15 Incumbents in Boca both facing chal lengers in March 13 electionBoca woman volunteers for Habitat for Humanity work with Carters in HaitiSee page 13 Five leaders receive OPAL awards from Rotary Club of Boca Raton Community NewsSee page 5FAU Libraries host reception for donors of ne art and cras collection 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!Boca mayor endorses Scott and Chapman in March 13 electionSee page 14 See page 3 See Page 5
2 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83Support 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. All editorials are publisher and not of any individual editorial writer. Signed columns, on of the author and not necessarily those of the publisher. The advertiser and/or the advertising agency is responsible for all content and will assume responsibility resulting from publication of said advertisement in The Boca Raton Tribune.The Boca RatonTribune mailing address: For general information : 561-290-1202 Fax: Chris Catoggio firstname.lastname@example.org Angelo Lima Marguax Vickers Marjorie BrandnerPhotographers:Nicole Vickers, Gabriela Heizer Barbara McCormick Klaiton SilvaMaheli Jardim Matt Epperson Proud Member of:2010-2011 The friendly community where friends do business with neighbors. 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 You have despised all my counsel, and have neglected my reprehensions. Proverbs 1. 25 ObituaryThe Boca Raton Tribune Memorial Service for Jane C. RiggsRiggs, Jane C. 63 years of age passed away on January 3, 2012. Most recently, Jane resided in Delray Beach, FL. Prior to that, Jane resided in Boca Raton, FL for 25 years. She is survived by her ex-husband David Riggs of Boca Raton, beloved son, Peter C. Riggs, of Delray Beach, FL; by her brother Richard B. Chaffee, Jr., and his wife, Pamela P. Chaffee, of Auburn, New York; by her brother, Robert B. Chaffee, and his wife, Marcia G. Chaffee, of Portland, Maine; and by a large number of cousins, nieces and nephews. Jane was born in Newark, New York. She attended high school in Morris County, New Jersey. She graduated from Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont, and Katharine Gibbs School in Boston, Massachusetts. Jane was employed by Wold Corporation, Boca Raton, Florida, for many years. Jane was generous, kind and loving. She will be greatly missed by her many friends and family. A Memorial Service for Jane will be held at the Chapel of Saint Andrew Episcopal Church, Boca Raton, Florida, on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. Burial will be at Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, New York.
3 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83 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 Five leaders receive OPAL awards from Rotary Club of Boca RatonBOCA RATON For a few somber minutes, Rabbi Merle Singer mesmerized a crowd at Boca Pointe Country Club Saturday night with a said story about his near-failure in school. My teacher told me, Youll be lucky if you graduate high school, said the rabbi, one of five chosen to receive an OPAL (Outstanding People and Leaders) Award from the Rotary Club of Boca Ra ton. At the time, no one realized the severity of dyslexia with which he was afflicted. And Rabbi Singer said it was the advice of a junior high school guidance counselor who pushed him to continue and to reach much success in life. He dedicated his OPAL award to that counselor. Achievement in the face of difficulty is the mark of OPAL recipients through the years. Proceeds raised at this years event, the 15th for the local Rotary, will provide scholarships to deserving local students who, as a result of difficult circumstances do not have the means to attend college. Other OPAL winners Saturday were pilot Kenneth Davis, who has found success in the real estate market and, with his plane, has helped the Cat Island Orphanage in the Baha mas; Patricia Thomas, a longtime volunteer for many area organizations; Timothy Snow, president of the George Snow Scholarship Fund which has provided more than 1,300 students with the means to attend college and Warren Orlando, chairman of the board of 1st United Bancorp and 1st United Bank. The OPAL Awards Gala is the Rotarys flag ship fund raising event with all monies delegated for scholarships, and celebrates the accomplishments of five remarkable individuals in our Community who exemplify the Club Mission of Chang ing Lives and Building Futures. Our OPAL Awards event is our most anticipated gathering of the year when we have the chance to fill a room with past OPAL honorees, community partners and leaders, business associates, friends and family who witness the energy and magic that makes Rotary such a special and important organization, said Douglas Mummaw, event co-chair and Rotary president. The Rotary Club of Boca Raton identifies scholarship candidates from the Boca Raton Community and, working in conjunction with the George Snow Scholarship Foundation, has established a vetting process with our scholarship chairman and committee. We offer our recipients a personal mentor to assist them in adjusting to college life, and beyond, he added. Our scholarship program benefits needy students from Boca Raton and surrounding communities and is flexible as to the amount awarded based upon need, scholarship and citizenship. This year scholarships were granted to both local colleges and those in other states. from left: civil service category, Rabbi Merle Singer, Kenneth Davis, for community service; Patricia Thomas, health and medicine; Tim Snow, for education and Warren Orlando, private business. see pages 19-21 561-208-6029
4 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL 561.672.78942800 North Federal Hwy, Suite 300 | Boca Raton, FL 33431 Full Service Salon & Spa HAIR STUDIO First Time Clients Get 10 % O when you bring this ad Chalk art show, Puppet Fest on tap at Sugar Sand ParkSugar Sand Park is accepting entry forms for the 2012 Chalk Art Show, taking place during the Puppet Fest on Sunday, January 29. Artists will have from 8 am to 3 pm to chalk. Awards and prizes will be presented shortly after. All ages are welcome to participate. Students will be given community service hours. There is no fee to participate. For more informa tion and to download an entry form visit www.SugarSandPark. org or pick one up at Sugar Sand Park Community Center, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton. For questions call the community center at 561-3473900. Sugar Sand Park will host its annual family festival paying tribute to the artistry of puppets that same day from 11:00 am to 4 p.m. Visitors will enjoy face painting, make and take puppets, games and prizes, strolling characters and puppeteers, rides, sand art, and food vendors, all in a whimsical setting. Plus, The Amazing Mr. A will perform his ventriloquism and comedy show. In addition to the festival, Bits N Pieces Giant Puppet Theatre will perform The Musical Tale of Peter Rabbit in the Willow Theatre. The Bits N Pieces Broadway musical-style show tells the story of dapper young Peter Rabbit, who slips away from the drudgery of chores on a musical adventure, to the paradise carrot patch. The Musical Tale of Peter Rabbit will be presented at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. and tickets can be purchased by calling the Willow Theatre Box Office at 5613473948. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under.
5 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83 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. bocaratontribune.comCOMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL FAU Libraries host reception for donors of ne art and crafts collectionBOCA RATON -Florida Atlantic University Libraries hosted a reception recently for Doc tors Joan Rosma rin Chodorkoff and Bernard Chodorkoff, two donors who made a gift of their eclectic mix of contemporary fine art and crafts, including glass, fiber, ceramics, painting, sculptures and prints to the Wimberly Library. Bernard Chodorkoff is a retired psychoanalyst/psychiatrist and his wife is a retired clinical psychologist. Seventy-five guests attended the reception hosted during the exhibition Conceptual Narrative: Mixed Media from the Chodorkoff Collection, which fea tured many of the 120 pieces of art in the collection. A A permanent display of pieces from the collection will remain in the librarys atrium lobby. From left, William Miller, dean of FAU Libraries, with Doctors Joan Rosmarin Chodorkoff and Bernard Chodor koff and FAU President Mary Jane Saunders. From Left: Arthur Jaffe, founder of the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center at FAU with Doctors Bernard Chodorkoff and Joan Rosmarin Chodorkoff. From left, FAU Provost and Chief Academic Officer Brenda J. Claiborne with FAU President Mary Jane Saunders, Marny Glasser, Judith Weiner and Dr. Howard Weiner. Shown from left are Christina Klischuk and Brittany Curtis, FAU students and curatorial assistants, with Terri Berns, curator and communications officer at FAU Libraries. Tibetan Buddhist nun speaks at FAUs Peaceful Mind/Peaceful World eventBOCA RATON Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, a Tibetan Buddhist nun, spoke on the topic of Into the Heart of Life during the first lec ture of this years Peaceful Mind/Peaceful World series held at Florida Atlantic University earlier this month. Palmo left her native England for India at the age of 20 to pursue her Buddhist training and, in 1964, became one of the first Western women to be ordained a Tibetan Buddhist nun. After 12 years of study, she sought complete seclusion. She spent the next 12 years in a cave. In 1999, she started a nunnery for young Buddhist girls. That facility, Donguy Gatsal Ling Nunnery, is now home to 70 nuns. Following her speech, she signed her book. Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, a Tibetan Buddhist nun, is shown with the creators of the FAUPeace Studies Program; from left, Mary Cormier, co-founder; Barb Schmidt, founder; Adriana Faraldo, co-founder and Noemi Marin from the FAU-Peace Studies Program.
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7 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83 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 NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL Aerospace education one of main missions of Civil Air PatrolBOCA RATON -Aerospace education is one of the primary missions of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP). It accomplishes that in many ways. CAP offers flight scholarships, summer flight and glider academies, detailed aerospace curriculum and orientation flights. Boca Raton Composite Squadron Cadet Airman First Class Daniel Henao, an eighth grader at Loggers Run Middle School, took his first orienta tion flight (Oflight) out of Boca Raton Airport in a CAP Cessna 172. Here is his ac count: This was the first time I ever flew in a Cessna in my life. It was the craziest thing ever, when we lifted from the ground, I felt my heart drop and the blood rushing through my veins. My favorite thing is to fly in a plane, but it was a unique feeling to fly in a little one. Then later when we had enough air to see the horizon, the most beautiful thing I have ever seen was the reflec tion off the sun hit the edge of the earth. While flying the pilot said Im going to take the wheel and I was like wow thats awesome I actually get to fly! When I took the handles I felt the planes power going through my fingers. I remembered some advice an experienced pilot told me, that when you drive a plane, control it gently and I did. Then the CAP pilot said okay here you are going to turn right and so I did very gently. In the air when I turned against the sun I felt all its heat hitting my face. It gave me happiness while I was up there. Later the pilot told me he loved my way of flying. I was so proud of myself. I have always wanted to fly planes since I was two years old and my dad first put a toy airplane in my hand. Thats when I fell in love with airplanes. Now that Ive had my first Oflight I want to keep going to all of them, so I can learn more about planes. I learned a lot and I want solo at CAPs Power Flight Academy. First I have to be 16 years of age so the only thing is to wait. In my opinion I think flying is the best feeling anyone can have. It is my dream to get my pilots license. The Boca Raton Composite Squadron has a flight simulator so pilots and cadets can practice their skills. As part of its support of aerospace educa tion the Boca Raton Composite Squadron will be on hand to assist the Collins Foundation when they bring the WWII Bombers in to Boca Raton Airport January 27th through 31st. It is a great experience for our cadets, says Squadron Commander 1st Lt Douglas Macdonald. We are there to help with parking and greet visitors. Not only do our ca dets get to hear firsthand ac counts from area veterans, but several have actually gotten a ride in those giant birds. Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organiza tion with 58,000 members na tionwide. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving 72 lives in fiscal year 2009. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counter-drug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 23,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for 70 years. The Boca Raton Composite Squadron meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 9 at the Civil Air Patrol building at Boca Raton Airport. For more information call or email Squadron Commander 1st Lt. Douglas Macdonald at (561)-251-7935 or dbmac1@ msn.com. Check out Civil Air Patrol websites: www.gocivilairpatrol.com; www.flwg. us; www.group6cap.org; www. capboca.org CAP Pilot Major Richard Davis does preflight plane inspection with Cadets Daniel Henao and Zackery Macdonald. Major Richard Davis instructs Cadet A1C Daniel Henao. CAP Cessna Oflight pilot does preflight checklist with cadets CAP Cessna takes off at Boca Raton Airport during cadet orientation flight. Happy with completion of successful OFlight C/2d Lt Zackery Macdonald, Major Richard Davis and C/A1C Daniel Henao. World War II bomber pilot, CAP Major Bill Bottle talks about experiences with Cadets Zachary Weinbaum, Ted Schroaders and Zackery Macdonald. Cadet Zackery Macdonald got birds eye view of Boca Raton from inside WWII Bomber. Boca Raton Composite Squadron has flight simulator on which cadets and pilots can practice their skills.
8 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.Dear Editor, Congrats on Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, in edition 79. He exists in the hearts and minds of people. And the article by Ben Stein, Confessions for the Holidays, speaks to and for us all: Christians, Jews, Muslims and yes, the agnostics and the atheists. We live together in our freedom to believe, to participate in religious ritual and to avoid these if we so choose. America is indeed exceptional. Sincerely, Dr. Leo Shatin Boca Raton To the Editor: Just a reminder about the 11th annual Chocolate Decadence being held on February 9 at the Shops at Boca Center. This event is known as The Sweetest Party in Town and draws upwards of 800 people each year. Its a fabulous evening to taste delicious samplings from our areas hottest restaurants while helping to raise funds that benefit the projects and mission of the Junior League of Boca Raton. Sincerely, Sara Ritzler To the Editor: Thank you for using the story about the appointment of Kathy Schilling, MD, as medical director at the Christine E. Lynn Womens Health & Wellness Institute. Sincerely, Marlene Moni Communications Department Boca Raton Regional Hospital The recent sinking of the cruise ship Costa Concordia a shock in itself has proven several things about seafaring ships and about life in general. For one thing, it shows that when the chips are down, high technology can easily be trumped by human error. It also shows that no matter how hard you try to prepare for the worst, its pretty hard to stay calm and follow directions when your life is really at stake. It also proves that growing older does not mean youre becoming more mature. My wife and I love cruise ships. Our trips together have only taken us to the Caribbean, but she had already sailed to other places with her family and before we met. So she was already an experienced cruise ship passenger when we first sailed together some 20 years ago. And by the way, we have sailed on Costa not the Concordia but one of its sister ships. Each voyage on any cruise ship begins with a lifeboat drill. When we first began cruising, we noticed that this drill was taken very seriously by the crew. We would have to respond to a danger signal (a series of blasts of the ships whistle). We would actually have to put on our lifejackets and go to our muster station to be counted with all others assigned to that deck. While a lifeboat drill is not the happiest way to begin a cruise, it does show concern for our safety. Over the years, the lifeboat drill has become something of a joke. During the last cruise we took just a year ago the lifeboat drill essentially required us to go from our cabin to one of the bars. We didnt even have to check for a life jacket, let alone put it on and it is an intricate piece of equipment to fasten particularly if the ship is in trouble. I have often told my wife that no matter how organized the lifeboat drill seems to be, in case of a real emergency, the crew would toss out the playbook and run for their lives, leaving us poor passengers fending for ourselves. This appears to have happened aboard the Concordia. The captain set the tone by purposely going off course, bypassing the computer-set course and shutting down the off-course alarms. When he struck something underwater, he decided to forget the old adage about the captain going down with the ship and hightailed it for safety. This event will be a sad chapter in maritime history. First, it was so unnec essary. Second, the crew acted with such disdain toward the passengers. A number of people died in this shipwreck so tragically and without need. In a moment, a blissful sail on the ocean turned into a disaster. Many have compared this tragedy to the Titanic. But in the case of the Titanic, there were heroics. People gave away their lifejackets so others could live. Many chose not to get into lifeboats so women and children would have room. The ships band played, Nearer my God to Thee as the ship went down. The Titanic has been a legend for 100 years, spawning books, movies and documentaries. But this time, there will be no stories of heroism except for the man who gave his life jacket to his wife, saving her. There will be no movies showing brave people risking life and limb to escape from an overturned super liner. No, the legacy of the Costa Concordia will be one of gross neglect of duty; a perfect storm of inappropriate behavior and an attitude of save my own posterior first on the part of the crew. every 60 days. used as letters to the editor.Letter Guidelines By Dale King Letters to the Editor 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.comWhen the going gets tough, human error trumps high technology
9 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83 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 EDITORIALS & LETTERS East/West Boca Raton, FL By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr. Capturing Your Fugitive ThoughtsFor the past several years Ive been improving my habit of not letting a day go by without recording some thoughts which, unexpectedly, enter my mind. God continues to flood my brain with new ideas which rapidly permeate my thinking. To that end, and aware of how fugitive such thoughts are, as soon as Im aware of them I swiftly apprehend them on paper, or record them on tape while they are fresh, for further clarification and expansion, besides eventual broader use. I have collected them on restaurant napkins, the back of used envelopes, small sheets of paper, as well as pads on which those thoughts are better orga nized for later, improved usefulness. These have become springboards for articles, are included in blogs I write, talks I give, and even in my teaching and preaching, whenever appropriate. Had I failed to capture those ideas and thoughts as quickly as they enter my mind, I would never find them again, nor be able to utilize them for a wider, beneficial aim. Anyone can (and should) develop the habit of thinking. Whenever that happens, at any time of day or night, regardless of where one may be, and no matter what one may otherwise be doing, the mind will overflow with an abundance of good material worthy of further exploration and development. The same also occurs while reading a book, an article, a piece of poetry, or even the daily newspa per. Whether in moments of leisure or agitation, in quietness or in noisy places, besides several other circumstances where we may be found, the mind will inevitably entertain new thoughts even if totally unrelated to what is specifically being read, heard, felt, or observed! All these are to be rec ognized as seeds God is planting in your mind to see how your creativity will be manifested, how you will recognize how far a seminal idea may advance if you follow the direc tives already implied in the thought itself. Thats why it is imperative for people to cultivate healthy mind habits from which useful ideas shall continually stem and emerge. The Bible places a high premium on thinking right thoughts, setting ones mental powers on what can lead to beneficial outcomes through inventions, writings, or any other creative endeavors. Like everything a child of God does, this activity should aim at the edifica tion of others, the advancement of Gods Kingdom, and the ultimate glory of the creator. St. Paul rightly proposed to Christs followers the practice of bring ing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ (II Corinthians 10:5b). After all, as the same apostle affirmed, we have the mind of Christ (II Corinthians 2:16b). May all we verbalize and do truly validate the origin of our words and actions!How To Have A Job You LoveBy: Robert J. Tamasy Some of us are fortunate to have jobs we truly enjoy. But accord ing to studies, the vast majority of men and women in the business and professional world dislike, even hate their jobs; at best, they tolerate what they have to do every day to earn a living. Are you among them? Would you like to be able to say with sincerity, I love my job!? What do you think it would be like to begin each day with eager anticipation, looking forward to the opportunities and challenges you will encounter at your workplace rather than with dread and anxiety? Well, I would have to change jobs! many people would agree. Perhaps, but recently I heard an intriguing sto ry that seemed to indi cate a new place to work might not necessarily be required for finding a job you love. At a cancer support group meeting I attended (my wife is a cancer survivor), a woman was telling about an inspiring person she had met while going for her treatments a valet parking attendant. This woman was amazing, she said. She truly loved her job and she loved each of us, patients at the hospital where she worked, as we would arrive each day for our appoint ments. She never failed to have a big smile and an uplifting word of encouragement for each of us. She made the greatest impression on me, the speaker at the meeting observed. She would be out there every day, even in scorch ing heat and freezing cold, focused on greeting each patient and helping to make their day a little bit brighter. Being an adminis trator for a non-profit organization, the woman telling this story thought to herself, This is the kind of person we need to hire as our new receptionist. In fact, she offered the job to the parking attendant. The woman, with her customary smile, politely declined. She explained she could never leave her job not because it paid well, but in a real sense it had become her dream job. She looked forward to each day and the opportunity to offer a kind word, give someone a needed smile, or shine a light of hope to someone desperately needing it. In a word, she saw her job as ministry. What if we each took that same attitude, viewing our work as ministry an opportunity to serve and be of help to others rather than simply a source of a paycheck or a way to fill time between weekends? But how can we do this, especially if circumstances are far from ideal? Consider this advice from the Bible: Focus on the positive. Undoubtedly, as pects of the parking attendants work are not perfect, things she might change if she could. But instead, she concentrates on oth ers. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things (Philippians 4:8). Remember whom you ultimately serve. In our jobs we must envision doing our part in something much bigger than ourselves. Centuries ago, someone observed a brick mason and asked if he ever grew tired of his work. No, he replied, because Im building a cathedral. Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord. It is the Lord Christ you are serving (Colossians 3:22-24).
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11 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83 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. bocaratontribune.comCOMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL New Hadassah chapter forming in eastern Palm Beach CountyDELRAY BEACH -A new Intracoastal Eastern Boca Raton, Highland Beach, Delray Beach Chapter of Hadassah will be forming at a meeting on Monday, January 23 at 1 p.m. at a private condominium meeting room on A1A in Highland Beach. All non-members of Hadassah may attend to show support to Israel. Life Members are welcome! Snowbirds are also invited. Refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend, but Life Membership is $212 and to join as an annual member is $36. As of January 1, 2012, in honor of its centennial year, Hadassah is offering life & associate enrollment for $212. As a thank you for enrollment, new life/child life members will receive a gift. A reservation is necessary by calling Sherry at the Hadassah region office HYPERLINK tel:561498-1012 \t _blank 561498-1012. Hadassah region personnel will be on hand to answer questions and to give information. For more information about Hadassah, the larg est womens organization in the world, visit www. hadassah.org or the Florida Region Hadassah website www.floridaatlantic.hadas sah.org.Fireghters battle early morning blaze in Boca RatonBOCA RATON An early morning house fire in Boca Ra ton Wednesday, Jan. 18, caused an estimated $100,000 damage to a home on NW Fourth Street, said Public Information Officer Frank Correggio. Fire crews responded about 4:30 a.m. to a report of a structure fire at 1284 NW Fourth Street. Emergency dispatchers received the 9-1-1 call by the homeowner who noticed flames in a bedroom. Correggio said Heavy smoke and intense flames reaching above the roof were seen coming through the bedroom window on the west side of the residence as firefighters arrived. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire which was con fined to the one bedroom. The entire home suffered smoke and heat damage. The owner of home was not injured, said Correggio. The Red Cross was on hand to assist the displaced homeowner and her family. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the state fire marshal. Credit: Photos by Frank Correggio
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13 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83 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 BOCA RATON -Linda D Jones of Boca Raton along with nine others -part of a volunteer group from Habitat for Humanity Broward recently joined forces with Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter to help build houses in Haiti for Habitat for Humanitys 28th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work project. During the weeklong build, 500 volunteers from around the world helped to construct 100 homes in partnership with earthquake-affected families in Logne, a city 18 miles west of Portau-Prince and near the epicenter of the Jan. 12, 2010 7.0-magnitude earthquake. It was a remarkable journey and build, said Jones, volunteer house leader for Houses 116 and 117. To have the opportunity to share in this experience with other volunteers and friends from South Florida was most satisfying. Working along side the Haitian Home Partners, knowing we were making such a tremendous difference in their lives was both emotional and rewarding at the same time. There is still so much to do in Haiti; yet I felt that what we were able to accomplish in that one week was inspirational. I welcome others to become involved, if they have an opportunity, youll be a different person afterward. The build took place in the Santo community where Habitat built a total of 150 core houses in 2011. An additional 100 houses will be built on the site in 2012. The community will ultimately house 500 families displaced by the 2010 earthquake. Habitat for Humanity has made a five-year commitment to serve 50,000 Haitian families, and the Carter Work Project will help us to build homes and raise awareness to meet that goal, said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. We are incredibly appreciative of the Carters and all the volunteers, sponsors and partners who are joining with us to help families in Haiti rebuild their lives. The Carters are Habitat for Humanitys most famous volunteers and give a week of their time each year to help Habitat build, renovate or repair homes, and raise awareness about the need for affordable and decent housing. They joined Habitat for Humanity in 1984 to help renovate a decaying building in New York Citys Lower East Side. Today, the building is part of a thriving, reinvigorated and dynamic community. Since that first build, the Carters and thousands of volunteers have worked with Habitat for Humanity across the United States and in Mexico, Canada, Hungary, South Africa, South Korea, India, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, China, Laos and Vietnam. Jones has also partic ipated in builds across the United States, including Detroit, Los Angeles, The Gulf Coast and overseas in Mexico, India, and Thailand. Habitats Carter Work Project was the culmination of a month-long observance of the need for safe, decent and affordable shelter that began on World Habitat Day, Oct. 3. Observed annually on the first Monday of October, World Habitat Day is designated by the United Nations as a time to reflect on the dire need for adequate shelter around the globe. Habitat will kick-off the World Habitat Day observance in Washington, D.C., with a focus on rebuilding hope after disasters, highlighting the work in Haiti as an exempla ry response to the need for recovery.Boca woman volunteers for Habitat for Humanity work with Carters in Haiti Linda on right with friends in same travel group stand beneath a school that was demolished in the quake that is yet to be rebuilt. Linda on right in shorts; first day on the site preparing to get started. Midweek on the build site. Linda and Garth Brooks enjoy some down time after a long day at the job site. Linda outside one of the houses late in the week. Haiti House photo with Carters and homeowners. Linda is shown in orange tee-shirt on right above house number 117.
14 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.BOCA RATON -No one gets a free ride in Boca Ratons municipal election this year. When the deadline for qualifying arrived at 5 p.m. Jan. 11, incumbent City Council members Anthony Majhess (Seat D) and Constance Scott (Seat C) both had opponents for the March 13 balloting. Newcomer Frank Chapman filed papers early in the qualifying period to oppose Majhess. And Scott, who appeared to be on her way to an unchallenged win, drew an opponent when retired Boca Raton firefighter Bill Trinka filed to run against her shortly before the final bell tolled. I love Boca, Ive lived here 40 years 32 years in the same house, said Trinka, who is well known in the community for his activism as well as his height 6-foot-8. He said he waited until the last minute to see if anyone else was going to challenge Scott. No point in showing my cards, he said. But when it looked like no one would take that plunge, Trinka threw his hat into the arena. I see us going down the wrong road, said Scotts challenger. High density, no parking, traffic Its not easy to travel around the city. Trinka said he doesnt want Boca to become a Fort Lauderdale or a West Palm Beach. We are between two cities. We are between two major airports. I like being right here. I want to keep Boca Boca. Scott told the Boca Ra ton Tribune she is proud of my record and will run on that platform of accomplishments. She also cited her work as chairwoman of the Community Redevelopment Agency. She said she announced her re-election bid in July or August and has been raising funds since then. She said she never took for granted the possibility that she would run unopposed. I look forward to serving, she said. Majhess first won elec tive office in 2009 when he defeated former Councilman M.J. Mike in what was considered an upset. Chapman, 44, said he is a 1986 graduate of Boca Raton High School and served as an attorney until age 40 when he retired. Majhess held his reelection kick-off Dec. 29 with an event that drew between 200 and 300 people. The candidate said he took in $7,200 that night. He said the event was organized in eight days and held during a holiday seek. He noted that during the kick-off, he returned $2,500 of a $3,000 dona tion from a contributor who was tapping money from his individual corporation to endorse the candidate. That is legal, Majhess said, but he felt uncomfortable taking that amount from someone with corporate ties. Boca Police Safety TipBoca Raton Police BlotterMUNICIPAL East/West Boca Raton, FL TheBocaRatonTribune.com Read... Q: Where can I go to dispose of all of my old checks and tax returns that I have been collecting for the past 10 years? A: It is recommended that all documents which contain any type of personal informa tion (name, address, account numbers, etc.) are properly disposed of by shredding them. NEVER throw these documents in the garbage even if they are torn up. Boca Raton Police is hosting a free SHRED EVENT on Saturday January 28, 9 am-1 pm at the Town Center Mall, 6000 W. Glades Road. Call Officer Kolnick at 561-347-3934 or visit http:// www.BocaPolice.com for additional informa tion.SHOPLIFTING /RETAIL THEFT 01/12/2012 14:45 ST ANDREWS BOULEVARD Publix Greenwise manager reported that a white female exited the store with several items in her grocery cart without paying. The Items were beer, wine, subs and a Publix bag, totaling $111.44. The female fled in a 2009 Smart car driven by a male. BURGLARY/ THEFT FROM AUTO 01/12/2012 11:00 NE 5TH COURT Unknown person smashed out the front passenger side window to a 2010 Cadillac Escalade. The person reached into the window and took the womans $2,500. purse from the front passenger seat. This occurred between 1830hrs. and 1045hrs. THEFT OF AUTO PARTS 01/12/2012 7:34 NE 20TH STREET Between 01/11 1900 hours and 01/12/2012 0700 hours a catalytic converter was stolen from a 2006 Honda Element parked in Boca Del Sol Apartments. No video surveillance available. A neighbor advises he heard unusual noise at 0300 hours but did not see anything suspicious. OTHER THEFT 01/12/2012 9:42 EAST PALMETTO PARK ROAD At the Crocker Partners building, the chief engineers reported that between 01/05/12 and 01/12/12 unknown suspect(s) stole 16 brass caps for the fire hose hook-up valves in the stairwells (total $640). BURGLARY TO RESIDENCE 01/15/2012 11:11 E MIZNER BLVD A couple reported an unknown subject(s) stole a brown colored Louis Vuitton purse and wallet valued at approximately $1,400 from their residence It contained a wallet, two credit cards,$200 cash, Brazilian identification and two passports.Incumbents in Boca both facing challengers in March 13 election Constance Scott Anthony MajhessBoca mayor endorses Scott and Chapman in March 13 electionBOCA RATON Mayor Susan Whelchel has endorsed city council candidates Constance Scott and Frank Chapman in the March 13 election. Scott is the incumbent holding Seat C on the council. Chapman is a political newcomer challenging incumbent Anthony Majhess for Seat D. Whelchel told the Boca Raton Tribune that Chapman is someone I have known for a while. She said he was a student at Boca Raton High School around the time she was a teacher there, and Chapman was a member of Student Government. She said she feels he has a very common sense approach to solving problems. Majhess said he was not surprised that she is looking to replace me with someone more sympathetic vote to hers. He also said the mayor is supporting several issues that he disagrees with in particular, off-campus student housing. As to Scott, the mayor said, She and I may not always agree on everything, but she has shown that she understands the issues. On the learning curve, she has come a long way and has also shown leadership skills. Scott faces challenger Bill Trinka in the March balloting.
15 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83 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 18America Enters the Ring in Chad Deity Hot Works Presents 3rd Annual Boca Raton Fine Art ShowHot Works Presents 3rd Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show Downtown Boca Raton, Southeast Mizner Blvd @ Federal Hwy. Friday, Saturday & Sunday, January 20-22, 2012 Event Location: On Southeast Mizner Blvd., east of Federal Highway, south of Palmetto Park Place, adjacent to Royal Palm Place. South bound lanes only will be closed from Friday, January 20, at 5am until Sunday, January 22, it reopens at 11pm. Northbound Mizner Blvd. remains open all weekend. Produced by Hot Works, LLC, PO Box 1425, Sarasota, FL 34230; Juried Show invited artists from around the globe. Hot Works also produc es the award winning Orchard Lake Fine Art Show in West Bloomfield, Michigan voted top 100 art shows in the country the last four years in a row! Show HoursFriday, January 20, from 5pm-8pm; Saturday, January 21, from 10am5pm; and Sunday, January 22 from 10am-5pm. Free admission and free parking. Juried ShowThis fine art & fine craft event showcases world renowned artists from around the globe including glass, clay, wood, fiber, jewelry, sculpture, painting, photogra phy, and metal. There is art work for every budget. Focus is on quality and originality. Juried by art professionals. Artist Awards $1,500 distributed as follows: Two $500 Jurors Award of Excellence; and five $100 Awards of Excellence. Artist Demonstrations: Art demonstrations will be happening throughout the weekend. Patrons can learn techniques of how some of the art work is made. Live Entertainment: Various rhythmic music throughout the weekend for your listening pleasure including Michelet Innocent: French Music and Old-Time Favorites and Jay Blue Band New Teen Art Competition: Artists please send in your application by September 30, 2011. Accepting all forms of media including paintings, sculpture, glass, fiber, clay, wood, photography, digital, jewelry, and other. The 3rd Annual Boca Ra ton Fine Art Show happening on January 20-22, 2012 brings high quality juried artists to sell their art works in the heart of downtown Boca Raton, on southeast Mizner Blvd., adjacent to Royal Palm Place. All work is original and personally handmade by the artist. This show is different than other art shows in the area in a number of ways. The nations best artists exhibit at this show. In order to attract the best artists, Artist Awards are given away. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that enhances the artwork and creates a relaxing environment for art lovers. There is all type of discipline for sale including sculpture, paintings, clay, glass, printmaking, fiber, wood, jewelry, photography and more. Event hours are on Friday, from 5pm-8pm; Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm; there is free admission and free parking. In addition to the great art, there is great food from the local area restaurants, and free live entertainment from world class favorites including Michelet Innocent, a performer of French Music and Vladimir Gorodkin with the Tsimbaly, Art demonstrations happening around the event help teach the community how some of the art work is made. New this year is the Teen Art Competition! Sponsored by Institute for the Arts & Education, teens in grades 9-12, or ages 13-19, are invited to enter their art work to be publicly displayed at the show all weekend, and have an opportunity to win a cash prize. Sol Children Theatre Troupe is another not-for-profit community theatre in Boca Raton that is part of the art show. Sol offers a full season of musicals, plays, concerts, improv, talent shows and is home of the Commedia del Sol troupe which is featured at many community events. Sol also offers classes and a renowned Performing Arts Summer Camp in addition to private lessons and coaching available year round. More info on the web at www.HotWorks. org. Robinson Scott, GlassHot Works Presents Teen Art Competition at Boca Raton Fine Art ShowYoung artists may want to start thinking about creating art work to enter into the Teen Art Competition of the Boca Raton Fine Art Show, being held on January 20-22, 2012 on Mizner Blvd. The Teen Art Competition invites kids ages 13-19, or grades 9-12, to submit their art work to be publicly displayed at the event, and also for the opportunity to win a cash prize! The art work entered will be placed in a tent labeled Teen Art Competition, which the program encourages kids to use more of their imagination and creativity when they know that their work is going to be submitted to a high quality art show for public display and with the opportunity to win cash! All entries must be original and unaided by other people. Art work medium acceptance categories include painting, clay, fiber, jewelry, glass, wood, print making, photography, mixed media, sculpture, metal, drawing, digital or other. Each entry is $3, maximum two entries per person. To obtain an applica tion, please go to the website, www.HotWorks.org or send a self-addressed and stamped envelope to Boca Raton Fine Art Show, PO Box 1425, Sarasota, FL 34230 and an application will be mailed to you. Each entry will be individually judged by participating artists. Four prizes will be awarded as follows: $100 for Best Teen Artist; and three $50 prizes. The winners of the 2012 Teen Art Competition will be photographed and posted on the Boca Raton Fine Art Show website, www.HotWorks.org, for people to view. Completed applications with a photograph of art work must be post marked by December 31, 2011.continued on pg. 23
16 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.BOYNTON BEACH -Members and friends of the Womens Circle of Boynton Beach gathered at the Lake Ida home of Mary & Joseph Veccia for a sunset cocktail reception, brief planning meeting and a pre-event photography session for the annual fundraising gala themed Carnivale of Caring, Mardi Gras. The benefit will be celebrated at the Hamlet Country Club, 3600 Hamlet Drive, Delray Beach. Honorary Chairs are Jerry & Janet Soderberg. Event Chairwoman is Peggy Martin, assisted by Co-Chairs Eileen Augustyn and Helen Babione. Jim Sackett will be master of ceremonies. Music will be performed by Will Bridg es. Tickets are $90 per person. Beginning at 6 pm, guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, followed by an evening of fine dining, danc ing and entertainment. A display of silent auction Items will be available. Womens Circle is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization providing services to assist impoverished women of all cultures to pursue educational and employment goals. For tickets or information, contact Wendy Rogers at 561-2447627 x 105 or visit mail to:wc.wrogers@ yahoo.com.Circle of Hope Carnivale of Caring Gala set for Feb. 20B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL Event Sponsors, from left, Eileen and Frank Augustyn, Ana Kenefick, Dr. Sharada ShakarAlducin and Mr. Donald Alducin, (seated front) Judge Rodney Eielson and Barbara Messier. From left, Eileen Augustyn, Co-Chairwoman, Peggy Martin, Chairwoman and Helen Babione, Co-Chairwoman. bocaratontribune.com FREE PICK UP & DELIVERY Call Today!
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18 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL By Diane Feen We Take Our Hats O to Brent BlackBrent Black is on a mission. He has been on this crusade since 1987 and has found his calling (both professionally and spiritually) in helping the people of Montecristi, Ecuador. It is in Montecristi that the finest Panama Hats are woven, and it is Montecristi that Black has found his craft to be perfected to a fine art. I have been working to preserve the art of Montecristi hats since 1987. I am obsessed with the very finest examples of this art. I buy the finest hats directly from the weavers, said Black, who used to be an advertising writer and creative direc tor before making mens and womens hats. The interesting thing about Black (and why he is not a heartless corporate stiff) is that he shares his success with the citizens of Montecristi. When he sells one of their handmade hats, the weavers and other artisans who created the hat receive 40 percent of the retail price. And when you realize that Black was commissioned to make a hat for Charlie Sheen for $25,000, you realize that this one man can change the lives of hundreds (if not more) people in this small village. Huge commissions were paid to the weaver and other artisans. In 2009 a king bought 21 hats priced between $10,000 and $25,000 each, it rained money in Montecristi. Have you ever tried to open bank accounts for people who cant read or write and cant sign their names? I have. Hopefully this lack of literacy will be a thing of the past. Monies raised from that large hat sale were used to build a water project for the community and Black also started a Foundation (called The Montecristi Founda tion) for projects and educa tion. Funding for Founda tion projects and programs comes from sales of Montecristi hats that are $5000 and up. Profits are then sent back to the weaving community in the form of free medical care, safety masks, eye glasses and other programs. The Foundation also receives direct donations from those who want to help. So far Black has been effective in saving the art of Montecristi hat making. People have bought hats from him in 66 countries. And he is so protective of this fine hat making tradition and reputation that he has put the word out that he is willing to wager $20,000 to anyone who can prove their Panama Hat is made better than his. I challenge anyone to show me that they make the finest Panama hat woven. I suggest we have a hat contest. Someone can bring their finest Panama hat thats possible to be woven and I will choose a hat from my inventory to prove that some of these extravagant claims are not true. How about a contest with a $20,000 entry fee and the winner takes all? For now no one has challenged Black. And so far Black continues to sell fine Panama hats by skilled hand labor from jungle plant to finished masterpiece. It takes four and a half months of skilled, focused, hand work to create a single hat, a single work of art, adds Black. We believe him. For more information about Brent Black Panama hats, or the Montecristi foundation go to: www.brentblack.com. Happy New Year 2012The decorations have been set out and displayed, taken down and put away. The shopping is done, the presents wrapped and unwrapped, cards sent and received and now tucked away. And now it is 2012. A time to change the calendar. A New Year that arrives with hope and challenges a year that holds the promise of change and improvement. And a New Year that represents a renewed hope of a better tomorrow. This is a political year, a presidential election year, which brings promises for hopes and dreams and a chance to get things done. The new year is one that is taking place amid a continuing economic downturn that has produced soaring national debt, and high unemployment. We can expect the Obama field to have a very competitive campaign this year and the Republicans to be out in front running for a hopeful victory. And so this new year promises to be a better year. There are signs of a recovery in America with a 2012 election for president in the horizon. One who will help us to get this country going in the right direction. We must keep courage and keep committed to the values that good government is based upon the individual and that each persons ability, dignity, freedom, and responsibility must be honored and recognized. The year 2012 will bring in to focus with the upcoming presidential election that the proper function of government is to do for the people those things that have to be done but cannot be done as well by individuals, and that the most effective government is government closest to the people. After the Wall Street Crash in 1929, and just as after the banking crisis of 2008, a lot of observers even thought that the worst was over. But in the summer of 1931, a wave of banking panics swept across central Europe. History can repeat itself if we are not careful. This is the time and this is the year, we must elect a republican president. The year 2012 is a year where the Democrat vision and the Republican vision are on opposite playing fields. The 2012 election will be a referendum on these two competing visions for Americas future. But with the support of each other, we will be confident the American people can face whatever challenges the new year offers. Heres to 2012!Margi Helschien is a resident of West Boca since 1986 and is mom to 2 sons, 2 dogs, and 2 large lizzards. She is currently the Palm Beach County Vice Chair of the Republican Party. Active in the Junior League of Boca Raton, the Advisory board of the American Red Cross, and author of several childrens books. by Margi Helschien Brent Black
19 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83 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 B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL Five leaders receive OPAL awards from Rotary Club of Boca Raton From left are Rick Coffin, Carmel Pagaue, Delores Puchi and Peter Baronoff Steve Palmorane and Carol Malvo R. Merle Singer, Ainee Levine, R. Dan Levine and_Myra Singer Micheal Basel, Fred Fulmer and Bob Gitlin Marilyn Rotter and Brandy Young Mario Dangalo, Anthony Comparato, Ethan McAwey and Bobby Diangalo Marcelo Carabala, Betty McMiller, Julie Carabala, Dave Carpenter, Diana Mummaw, Andreza and Luie Fernando Anthony Comparato and wife Lisa and Michael Dasol Dini Heizer and Sue Heller Dale King, Julie Hebert, Mike Gora and Yaacov HellerSee more pics at BocaRatonTribune.com
20 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL SPOTLIGHT Five leaders receive OPAL awards from Rotary Club of Boca Raton Carol Bouchard and Emily Lilly Neil Saffer, Jim Batmasian and Dennise Frisch Michael Israel and Yaacov Heller Dennis and Jennifer Frisch Lockart Russel, Julie Dianale and Ingrid Fulmer Howard Tai and wife Julie Hebert and Dale King Dini, Douglas, and Gabriela Heizer Martha Batmasian, Patti Carpenter and friend Bill Reidck, Arman Batmasian, and Jeremy Pound Michael Basel, Fred Fulmer and Bob Gitlin Marta and Jim BatmasianSee more pics at BocaRatonTribune.com
21 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83 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 B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL Five leaders receive OPAL awards from Rotary Club of Boca Raton Kenneth Davis, for Community Service category Tim Snow, for Education category Patricia Thomas, Health and Medicine category Warren Orlando, Private Business category Civil Service category, Rabbi Merle Singer Yaacov Heller, Flossy Keesely, Sue Heller, Emilly Lilly, and Doug Crosley Kenneth Davis and Ann BrandaSee more pics at BocaRatonTribune.com
22 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.Umbria a delight for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the hotel guests and for all with discriminating tastes. Nestled at The Renaissance Hotel at 2000 NW 19th St. in Boca Raton (561-368-5252), this quality restaurant seats a dozen at their bar and sixtysix at tableside. Umbria is open 7 days from 6:30AM to 11PM with a caring and informative staff that makes the dining a pleasure. You can chose from ten specialties for breakfast including Bananas Foster French toast with caramel flambed banana slices over warm French toast, a great dish. Also, Boca Benedict which is smoked salmon over poached eggs with a smooth and creamy homemade caper hollandaise sauce a taste above Eggs Benedict (also available). French toast, Belgian waffles and pancakes join eggs with bacon, ham or sausage or a continental breakfast to tempt the diner at breakfast. There are five items listed as healthy offerings for the diet conscious, a bevy of omelets, cereals, Danish, et al. Three Renaissance signa tures include fresh grilled pearsa lovely creation with cinnamon sugar and cottage cheese, delicious lemon souffl pancakes with pine nuts and warm raspberry syrup or orange creamsicle pancakesall in all, great treats! Luncheon menu features four salads including the Caesar and a delightful spinach salad with baby greens, walnuts, sliced pear and gorgonzola cheese with a fine sweet balsamic glaze do try it! We followed the salads with a corned beef Reuben on seeded rye bread toast a genuine Reuben with great taste the hot corned beef with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing. There is also a featured Prosciutto panini and a Portobello sandwich, both juicy and flavorful. Today, there was a smooth, creamy yet lightcream of mushroom soup that we applaud! Pay attention to the four appetizers listed as they are all great tastes! A chicken quesadilla of grilled fowl with cheddar cheese and a vegetable quesadilla with onion, spinach, mushroom and cheddar-both in a spinach tortilla and both wonderful. They serve a trio of humus and mushroom tapenade and tabbouleh with pita points for delicious dipping, then the most flavorful grilled Italian sausage with sauted escarole! The desserts offered, four in number, are reviewed with the dinner items below. The dinner menu features a dozen tapas to whet the appetite including the grilled Italian sausage pieces with the sauted escarole a great combination as is their egg plant parmesan with roasted red pepper marinara! Their mussels were served with garlic and olive oil and their shrimp scampi with a fine lemon risotto a must try. Congratulations to Chef Michelle Gallo for a perfect Caesar saladthe dressing just right. The house salad, too, was a winner fresh romaine with carrots, red onion, cucumber and cherry tomato with shredded cheddar. Two other salads are listed. There is a very tasty tomato Florentine soup with pasta shells, spinach and a touch of parmesan cheese hot and fully bodied. The market soup was a fine chicken with dumpling and celery combination we applauded. We sampled the grilled salmon with a fantastic lentil and butternut squash stew, a base for a large, juicy salmon steak. Both pistachio encrusted mahi and pan seared tuna are also featured in the from the sea category. Under beef and poultry, we ordered the grilled NY strip done medium and the outcome was a tasteful, juicy center with a crisp surfacejust right. Topping the steak was a sundried tomato and green olive relish a nice touch. The veal cutlet pic catta proved to be the only disappointment-a almost tasteless meat that was overpowered by a strong caper sauce, much too strong, sug gest you confer with your waiter on this. Ill try the chicken breast with apricot and fig wine sauce next time. Desserts, outsourced, were delicious-a tiramisu, chocolate mousse, amaretto cheesecake and a spectacular blackberry-cabernet sorbetgreat selections, all. Umbrias wine list, include 5 champagnes/ sparkling wines, 12 whites, 16 reds and 16 signature cocktails/martinis. Most wines to be had by glass as well as bottle. Pricing for all meals and beverages is realistic and portions are ample and well presented. There is a happy hour from 5PM to 7PM when the tapas and martinis are half price. While the hotel guests enjoy the facility, casual diners, as well, will find the food fare and service above par, so we suggest that you Go and Enjoy!BOCA RATON -Is professional wrestling an allegory for life in America? It sure is in The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, running through Feb. 12 at Caldwell Theatre Company, 7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. In wrestling you have clearly defined heroes and villains. The heroes are staunch upholders of the American dream. Villains want to tear the USA apart. Part of the appeal of wrestling is that everything is so clear-cut and black-andwhite. Real life is a confusing mess of gray-scale tones. Chad Deity (Donte Bonner) is the hero of Kristoffer Diazs 2010 Pulitzer Prize-finalist play. Hero is in quotes, because Chad Deity is not a hero at all. Oh, he makes the most money and he is adored by the masses, but the real hero of the story is Macedonio Guerra, known as The Mace (Brandon Morris). Mace is a professional bad guy. He is costumed in the garb of whatever ethic group we are hating at the moment. Mace sets the stage by talking about his childhood in the Bronx; how he and his brother ate sugary cereals and played with wrestling figures. Dont call them dolls, please. Mace grew up to be a very good wrestler; so good it becomes his job to make lesser wrestlers appear better than they are. Wrestling is all about team work, Mace explains. If you dont work together, someone could get hurt. Maces love of wrestling is so lofty he likens it to an art form, like ballet, performed by 300-pound bruisers. It is Maces job to make Chad Deity look good. Chad is handsome, confident, with gym-sculpted body. He drapes himself, literally, in the American flag. He is the star of THE Wrestling company. His action figures and T-shirts make buckets of money for the crass promoter Everett K. Olsen, known as E.K.O. (Gregg Weiner). EKO knows what sells. When Mace brings in a charismatic upstart from Brooklyn, EKO smells money. No matter that Vigneshwar Paduar is of Indian descent, or that his sport is basketball. VP has presence. People stand up and take notice. EKO cooks up a new script. Mace plays the villain as usual, but this time he is an America-hating Mexican called Che Chavez Castro. VP is a vaguely Mideastern Muslim character called The Fundamentalist. Boo! Hiss! Chad Deity is extremely funny in its portrayal of the ridiculous extremes of wrestling, yet playwright Diaz salutes the men who play the roles. For authenticitys sake, a real wrestler named Matthew Schaller plays three stereotypical heroes. You dont have to care a fig about wrestling to love Chad Deity. My brother and I watched wrestling on television when we were kids mostly for the comedy and entertainment value. Later, brother Richard got to know several professional wrestlers. They were hardworking stiffs like anyone else. Chad Deity is a lefthanded salute to the people of wrestling and a scathing commentary on Americas greed, materialism and jingoism, but above all its is an amazing theatrical spec tacle that will make you laugh, jeer, gasp and feel both shame and pride. In the swift course of under two hours, director Clive Cholerton presents a microcosm of the paradox that is the good old USA. Tickets are $27-$50. Call 561-241-7432 or go to www.caldwelltheatre.com.B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL America Enters the Ring in Chad Deity Donte Bonner as Chad DietyTop Gourmet Food +Modest Pricing Umbria at The Renaissance! Scene from The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, now playing at Caldwell Theatre. By Marc Kent
23 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83 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 BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL Actual art work is to be delivered to the event sight at Royal Palm Place, 308 S. Federal Hwy., Boca Ra ton, FL 33432 (corner of S. Federal Hwy and Mizner Blvd.) on Friday, January 20, between 8am-12 noon and picked up on Sunday, January 22, between 3pm-7pm. Any art work not picked up becomes property of event. Institute for the Arts and Education, Inc., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to enhance artistry and community enrichment through promoting and educating fine arts and crafts among artists and students, of all age groups and diversity, and the general public. IA&E implements ways to enrich lives and strengthen our community through the power of arts. We help teach communities how art work is made, and further enhance the involvement of the community with our events. An essential component of Institute for the Arts & Education is the invitation to young artists from the local schools to have their art work displayed and judged by the same art professionals. This program is to encourage and promote art among the young, with an opportunity to win a cash prize. For more information, contact Patty Narozny at 941-755-3088 or email Info@HotWorks.org.Hot Works Presents 3rd Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show & Teen Competition Barbara Holloway, Fiber Crowd shot Larry Hughes, Jewelry
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26 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL BETTER LIFEInternational Networking Business OpportunityFor a happier, healthier lifestyle! Lose weight and gain muscle. Bring this ad in to get a FREE Health Evaluation and a vitamin and protein shake. Call Dorival or Ivone at 754-581-3511or 954-261-0847833 West Sample Road Pompano Beach, FL 33064(In the shopping Center at Sample & Military) WWW.GOHERBALIFE.COM/BETTERLIFENUTRITIONBUY NOW Dr. S. Benjamin Roldan D.M.D. M.S. P.A. and Associates
27 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83 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.From January 31 through February 7, Panera Bread and The Pap Corps are teaming up for the SOUPer Bowl! Panera Bread is demonstrating its winning spirit by donating $1 for every bowl of soup sold at their 25 Palm Beach and Broward county bakery-cafs to The Pap Corps. This campaign will help raise funds for and increase awareness of The Pap Corps, champions for cancer research. The Pap Corps is the largest all-volunteer organization in the United States dedicated solely to funding research on all types of cancer. It is celebrating its 60th birthday in 2012, and its 21,000 volunteers have good rea son to celebrate. Over the past ten years alone, they have donated more than $29 million to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. We are so excited to have Panera Bread launch this SOUPer Bowl initia tive for us, said Sheila Alper and Rita Seiff, Pap Corps co-VPs of fundraising. Everyone loves Panera Breads soups so we hope this amazing weeklong event at Panera will attract new volunteers to our team. Together we can kick cancer once and for all! We are proud to partner with an organization so dedicated to the South Florida community, said Nicky Tesser, marketing director for Covelli Enterprises, franchisee of Panera Bread. Their volunteers work tirelessly to raise funds for cancer research and we salute them as the Champions for Cancer Research! For more information, visit www.papcorps.org or call 877-495-8100. BusinessThe Boca Raton Tribune Gary Zinger opens new delicatessen in West Boca plazaBOCA RATON -Zingers Delicatessen, a New York style deli known for making its own premium meats and made-fresh-daily dishes, has opened a modern sit-down restaurant in Boca Ra ton at 7132 Beracasa Way on the northwest corner of Powerline Road and Palmetto Park Road. The new eating spot features an assortment of homemade and high quality foods, such as bread baked daily in-house, homemade soups, knishes and salad platters. The privatelabel meats include pastrami, corned beef and brisket. The menu also features such items as potato pancake latke tots and a veggie burger made with 20 secret ingredients. It also features flat screen TVs and a sleek modern feel, and the deli serves beer and wine. The restaurant also has a quick-takeout counter and large glass cases display the chocolate cakes and specialty meats. Everyone enjoys the taste of New York-style deli food and we are now serving up all of our tra ditional offerings with a new deli twist, said Gary Zinger, owner of Zingers. Boca Ra ton has a great mix of people that we hope will enjoy and appreciate our homemade and premium offerings. Gary Zinger brings over 15 years of restaurant and deli experience to the new deli. His first restaurant was Pastrami King in Queens, N.Y. He left the restaurant eight years ago when he decided to move to South Florida and opened Pastrami Queen in the same West Boca shopping center. The 2,400-squarefoot restaurant, which has seating for over 60 guests, is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Sunday and serves breakfast Saturday and Sunday. Panera Bread and Pap Corps team up for SOUPer Bowl
28 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.BUSINESS East/West Boca Raton, FL FAU names director for School of Communication and Multimedia StudiesBOCA RATON Noemi Marin, Ph.D., has been appointed the director of the School of Communica tion and Multimedia Studies within the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University. In my opinion, Noemi is the ideal person to continue the exciting trajectory that the school is venturing toward, said Heather Coltman, Ph.D., interim dean of the college. Noemi has great passion for the school and its curricula, for its students and its mission, and she brings tremendous enthusiasm, energy and vision to this position. Marin came to FAU in 1999 as a visiting assistant professor and is now an associate professor. In 2007, she was named director of the FAU Peace Studies Program with responsibility for overall coordination and management. Marin was the recipient of the FAU 2009 Researcher/Creative Scholar of the Year Award and the FAU 2010 Presidential Leadership Award. She is the author of numerous publica tions in edited volumes and journals She earned an M.A. in English and Spanish language and literature from the University of Bucha rest in Romania and her second M.A. in communication from California State University, Northridge, specializing in Eastern European political discourse. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1999 in rhetorical studies, specializing in post-communist rhetoric. Marin replaces Susan Reilly, Ph.D., who recently retired.
29 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83 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.BUSINESS East/West Boca Raton, FL Email your Business News, promotions and acknowledgements to Chris Catoggio at: chris@ bocaratontribune.com. Friendly Ice Cream Corp. has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, selling its business to newly created Friendlys Ice Cream LLC and subsidiaries. Friendlys Ice Cream LLC is the new name of Sundae Group Holdings II LLC, which is affiliated with Sun Capital Partners, a Boca Raton-based private equity firm. Sun Capital is owed $267.7 million by Friendly, according to Nations Restaurant News. Sun first invested in Friendly in 2007. The bankruptcy court deal essentially returns the restaurant chain to its old owner. The chain closed 37 restaurants after being unable to reach more favorable leases. The Wilbraham, Mass.-based Friendlys filed for Chapter 11 in October 2011 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. BOCA RATON -The Coca-Cola Company announced today that Gary Fayard, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York Conference being held in Boca Raton at 12:30 p.m. (EST), Wednesday, Feb. 22. The company invites investors to listen to the live audiocast of the conference call at its website, http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/investors/index.html A replay in downloadable MP3 format will also be available within 24 hours after the audiocast on the companys website. BOCA RATON -The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for Leadership Boca 2012. Leadership Boca is an annual program designed to elevate the awareness and knowledge level of civic-minded individuals in regards to local issues that drive the economy, education and overall success of the community. Enrollment is limited to 40 participants and tuition investment for the 2012 session is $995. Please note that in order to participate in the program you must be a member in good standing of the GBRCC (dues must be current and paid in full). Once the first application is received, you will receive a secondary application via email. For more information contact Chasity J. Navarro by calling 561.395.4433 ext. 233. BOYNTON BEACH --A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. in Boynton Beach was held Jan. 9. The first 100 customers received a free dozen bagels and a six pack of Brooklynized water. The store is located in the Renaissance Commons, 1790 North Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach. Just within the last year, six Original Brooklyn Water Bagel restaurants have opened and 13 locations are in different stages of development. By Gerald J. ShermanTraining is the Road to People DevelopmentAt a training seminar I conducted several years ago in Dallas, Texas, I was criticized by Stanley Marcus, former president and Chief Executive officer of Neiman Marcus Department Stores. He was adamant that the word, training, is for animals and not to be used for people. He thought the word training was demeaning. I deferred to his seniority but still stand in respect of Websters dictionary which defines training as to instruct so as to make proficient or qualified. Throughout time, we have found that the word training has remained a via ble description for educating and improving the skills of people. We train the military, we train emergency personnel on disaster response, nurses on hospital procedures and we train our personnel on methods and techniques. Training is a vital part of managements job. It allows the employee to prac tice methods in a stress free environment where errors can be observed and corrected without costing the company in lost business. Training includes much more than methodology; it must also include informa tion on existing and new services/products, technological updates, and prac tices in written and verbal communication. Dont assume that things you mention to an employee are training. Training should be organized and ongoing. In order to be successful in todays marketplace, the employee should not only manage their time effectively but also be able to operate their own virtual office. In this electronic age of the Internet, cell phones, laptop computers, and webbased video conference calls, employees must be proficient with the various software programs and devices that are involved in their job function. The type of training in the past will not work today training today must be directed to make the employee more knowledgeable and attuned to the needs or wants of the target market. For example, in sales, the sales manager who formulates a training program which focuses on a solid foundation of selling methodology allows the salesperson to practice their sales presentation, and offers ways to answer common objections, is sure to see a marked increase in performance and closing rate as a result. There is nothing wrong with salespeople learning how to develop methods in which to close sales and gain relationships. We are not talking about using trick methods or gimmicks these selling techniques are dinosaurs that belong to the distant past and will never work in todays market. What we are talking about is raising the salespersons awareness of the mechanics of the sale, the personal selling methods, the presenta tion expertise and the ways to negotiate a sale. Whether it is a product or service related, all orga nizations need to make provisions for formal training. Have you ever gone into a business and been turned off by the receptionists attitude? Training programs that include speaking skills and writing skills are more in demand today because many employees are not properly trained in these two essential tools. Companies that are getting the edge over competition are incorporating communication training as part of the training program. Show me a successful business and I will show you an ongoing training program focusing on product knowledge, people skills (empa thy training), selling skills, mathematical skills, individual management skills and communication skills. The training program must encompass all facets of the business in order to provide the employee with a wellrounded foundation upon which to build his or her job function. The bottom line is that we are in the people development business. As you build the skills of your people so will you build the business. Should the word training sessions trouble you like it did Mr. Marcus, you can call them motivational sessions, learning seminars, etc. or as Shakespeare wrote, Whats in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Excerpts from the book, The Real World Guide to Selling & Management, Gerald J. Sherman & Sar S. Perlman. Fairchild Books, Division of Conde Nast Publications
30 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83Support 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 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. Problem with Deadbeat HusbandQ My deadbeat exhusband told me when we got divorced 15 years ago that he would make sure that I never got a penny of the alimony or child support the judge awarded me in the trial. He now owes me about $350,000. I started to try to collect years ago, but he disappeared. I just found him living in North Florida, under another name, with another woman; they are not married. He lives in a huge home, worth a million dollars, which is in her name, in a golf course community. The records show that the house has no mortgage. I can prove that all the money that went into the house came from the deadbeat. I can not find any assets in his name. Can I collect anything, by getting at the money that he has in the house? A It might be possible to force the sale of the home, but you have a few hurdles to get over. As she owns the home, you must first prove that putting the home in her name involved a fraudulent transfer of the money to buy the home, or the home itself. First you must prove that you are a creditor, which seems apparent. You must join both your ex and the woman in your lawsuit, and serve process. Secondly, you have to prove your ex-husband is insolvent, or became insolvent by transferring the property to his girlfriend, without receiving anything of equivalent value for the home. If you can con vince the judge of these facts, the court can give you remedies to help you collect. An injunction can issue to prevent the home from being sold, mortgaged, or given away. A receiver can be appointed. An order can be entered setting the transfer to the woman aside; the home can be attached, forcing its sale. The homeowner and your former husband will try using the homestead provisions of the Florida Constitution as a defense. The homestead protection prevents legitimate creditors, such as you, from collecting from the forced sale of the defen dants home. If you can prove the fraudulent transfer, you may be able to get around the homestead defense, as the title was never legitimately in the woman, and was no longer in the ex-husband. There are some cases in lower appellate courts that alimony or child support can trump homestead, but that has yet to be approved by the Florida Supreme Court. He might be able to raise the defense of laches, which is simi lar to a statute of limi tations. However, if you have been actively pursuing you claims through the years, and he intentionally hid from you by using an assumed name, you will be able to defeat that defense. What Are You Worried About?Two businessmen were talking about the uncertainties of the current economic climate. Jack said, Im about to lose my job and our house is in foreclosure but I dont worry about it. His friend Bob asked, How can you not be worried? Jack answered, Ive hired a professional worrier. He does all my worrying for me. That way I dont have to worry! What do you pay for that service? Bob asked him. $50,000 a year, Jack answered. Hearing this, Bob gasped, $50,000! Where are you going to get that kind of money? Jack replied, I dont know. Thats his worry! WORRY IS SOMETHING YOU LEARNED TO DO. There is no such thing as a born worrier. It is a learned response to life. You learned to worry from two sources: 1. You learned to worry from experience. After years of mistakes, failures and unfulfilled hopes and expectations, you have discovered that things do not always turn out the way we want or expect them to. Out of these experiences, you formed the habit of worrying. 2. You learned to worry from examples. There are many models around you. Studies show that children usually pick up their parents worries. Anxious, fearful parents raise anxious, fearful kids. The good news is that since worry is a learned response to life, it can be unlearned! The starting point for overcoming worry is to realize one basic, universal truth: it is useless. You derive no benefit from worrying. It is stewing without doing. Worry has never changed anything. Worry cannot change the past. Worry cannot control the future. Worry only makes you miserable today. Worry has never solved a problem, it has never paid a bill, and has never cured an illness. It only paralyzes you, inhibiting your ability to take proper remedial steps, so you cant work on the solution. Worry is like rac ing a car engine in neutral it doesnt get you anywhere, it just uses up fuel. As Proverbs 12:25 tells us, An anxious heart weighs a man down. On top of that, worry exaggerates the problem. It plays on your imagination. Have you ever noticed that when you worry about a problem, it seems to get big ger and more difficult to solve? Every time you repeat your concern over and over in your mind, you tend to add details and increase its intensity amplifying the situa tion so you feel worse. So what is the solution? Instead of worrying, talk to God about what is worrying you. He is someone perhaps the only One who can do something about it. Dont worry about anything. Instead pray about everything; tell God what you need and dont forget to thank him for his answers. If you do this you will experience Gods peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand (Philippians 4:67). Rick Warren is the author of the highly ac claimed, best-selling book, The PurposeDrive Life, which has been translated into many languages and sold throughout the world. It affirms the importance of having a carefully considered, clearly expressed purpose to guide everyday life.By Rick Warren TheBocaRatonTribune.com
31 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83 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.Good Ol Auntie Faye, my favorite aunt. She was good looking and lots of fun. An aunt that treated me like a grown up, even though I was a child. Auntie Faye liked to sing. She was an opera singer in her younger days. It was nothing for her to hit the high C notes on the voice scale. And she even knew show business, too. One of her girlhood friends was the famous Mae West, known for that greater line, Come up and see me sometime. Auntie Faye had style and grace. She was a savvy, frugal businesswoman. She and her family moved to Hot Springs, Ark., from Atlantic City, N.J., to open a jewelry store there. Auntie Faye traveled to Florida on occasion, especially during winter months. One time, she and my mother shared a vaca tion in Florida. And thats where the story begins. When I was 12, Auntie Faye had me as her luncheon guest at a popular deli in South Beach. It was a crowded eating place. Great atmosphere, loaded with tourists, and expensive; a place where celebrities went to be seen. We had a delightful meal. At that time, the price was 75 cents per person for soup, salad and sandwich. That translates to about $12-$15 per person at todays prices. Then came dessert. Auntie Faye asked the waiter, What is really good for dessert? She certainly wanted to treat me well, no doubt. The waiter replied, We are world famous for our baked apples. Its the best in all of Florida. He went on to tell all the positive selling features about it. Why, he said, I even eat the baked apples myself. What a salesman. Yep, that did it. Auntie Faye ordered a baked apple for each of us. I still remember her saying it was the absolute best baked apple she ever had, anytime, anywhere. That is, until the luncheon check arrived. Auntie Faye looked at the price of the baked apple. I still remember her shouting, What! 95 cents for a baked apple? And thats when her vocals hit the fan. She let out an ear-splitting shrill that was heard throughout the restaurant. It sounded like the walls were crashing down or a fire alarm went off. In my minds eye, I can still see many people bolting out of their seats and literally stampeding for the nearest exit. What pandemonium, and what a voice to go with it! Well, the rest is history. Auntie Faye reluctantly paid the bill, but only after getting a 25 cent reduction on the price of each baked apple. Her error was in not asking for the price before ordering. If she knew the price beforehand, there would not have been a problem. We truly enjoyed the lunch, the food and the ambiance of each others company. And, yes, those were great baked apples. A smart person should review all the information, including prices, before buying a product or service. Sometimes, price is only a small part of the overall package to be considered. The old saying, You get what you pay for, eliminates cutting corners that may lead to trouble. Although at times, depending on the situation, you may pay more than the going rate, because you feel it is well worth the price. Think about sports events, charitable affairs, theatre or meetings where food is sold. You may want something to eat, even though perhaps you pay more than the usual going rate, because you want it now, not later. So, the next time you order food, think of good ol Auntie Faye and her baked apple story. She let everyone know how she felt in grand old opera style. But in the end, she paid the bill anyway because the dessert was worth it. Many years later, Auntie Faye recalled the incident and told me that it was the best baked apple she ever ate.By Mayor Bernard Featherman Copyright 2011Bernard Featherman. Bernard Featherman is a columnist for the Boca Raton Tribune and is also the mayor of Highland Beach. COLUMNISTS East/West Boca Raton, FL When Good Ol Auntie Faye Really Let Her Voice Be Heard
32 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. Advent Lutheran Church 300 East Yamato Road Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-395-3632 www.adventboca.org First Church Of Christ, Scientist 566 W Palmetto Park Road Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-391-7689 Armation Lutheran Church 9465 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-483-6004 First United Methodist Church www.fumcbocaraton.org 625 NE Mizner Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-395-1244 Ascension Catholic Church 7250 N Federal Hwy Boca Raton, FL 33487 561-997-5486 Friendship Baptist Church 1422 NE 2nd Court Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-395-6871 Assembly of God Hispanic Church Centro Cristiano Familiar 21121 Oriole Country Rd Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-746-8626 Frontline Christian Center Olympic Heights High Schl 20101 Lyons Rd Boca Raton FL 33434 561-826-0404 www.frontlinechristiancenter.com Ayts Chayim Messianic Synagogue Glades Presbyterian Church 21121 Oriole Country Rd Boca Raton, FL 33428 561-487-3839 Glades Presbyterian Church 21121 Oriole Country Rd Boca Raton, FL 33428 561-477-4898 www.gladespc.com Beth Ami Congregation 1401 NW 4 Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-347-0031 Gold Coast Christian Cathedral 3200 N Federal Hwy Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-750-5235 Beth Sar Shalom Camino Real Community Church 1551 West Camino Real Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-499-4893 www.bethsarshalom.com Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 6301 SW 18 Street Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-393-7007 B'Nai Torah Congregation 6261 SW 18 Street Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-392-8566 Grace Community Church 600 W Camino Real Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-395-2811 www.graceboca.org Boca Glades Baptist Church 10101 Oriole Country Road Boca Raton, FL 33428 561-483-4228 Iglesia Bautista Hispana 2350 NW 51st St Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-998-8360 Boca Raton Bible Chapel 3900 NW 3rd Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-391-9319 Islamic Center of Boca Raton www.icbr.org 141 NW 20th St., Ste. #A-7 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-395-7221 Boca Raton Church Of Christ www.achurchofchrist.com 5099 NW 5th Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-395-0738 Jehovah's Witnesses 19230 State Road 7 Boca Raton, FL 33498 561-479-0956 St. Paul Lutheran Church and School 701 West Palmetto Park Road Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-395-0433 Boca Raton Community Church www.bocacommunity.org 470 NW 4th Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-395-2400 To have your Church listed in the Boca Raton Tribune Worship Directory...Send your information to our Mailing Address at:Boca Raton Tribune, P.O. Box 970593, Boca Raton, FL 33497Journey Church (e) www.bocajourney.com e Kathyrn Lindgren eater B.R. Community High Schl 1501 NW 15 Court Boca Raton, FL 561-420-0606 Boca Raton Synagogue www.brsonline.org Hahn Judaic Campus 7900 Montoya Circle Boca Raton, FL 33433 (561) 394-5732 Kabbalah Learning Centre www.kabbalah.dynip.com 8411 W Palmetto Park Rd Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-488-8826 Boca Raton Synagogue-West www.brsweb.org 21101 95th Ave. South Boca Raton, FL 33428 Kol Ami of Boca Raton Reconstructionist http://kolami.homestead.com 71 N. Federal Hwy. 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
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34 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83Support 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 Story, photo by Pam DAddio BOCA RATON Hi, there, Buster here but I want to be there with you! Only the most wonderful of hearts adopt a senior dog. At 10 years old, I know how to love and appreciate you. My lifes been hard but Im happy to be at Tri County while I wait for you to find me. Im a neutered male Greyhound/Lab mix, 45 pounds, housebroken and wonderful with kids, cats and other dogs. Im calm, gentle and sweet. Give me my happy ending! Im available for adoption at Tri-County Humane Society, a no-kill animal shelter located at 21287 Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton. The shelter is open for adoptions Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adoption fees for companion animals are $110 and up. Animals are heartworm-tested and up-todate on vaccinations. Included in the adoption fee is one year of free office visits to Im available for adoption at Tri-County Humane Society, a no-kill animal shelter located at 21287 Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton. The shelter is open for adoptions Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adoption fees for companion animals are $110 and up. Please visit us to find a lost pet or to consider adding a shelter dog or cat to your family. We have puppies and kittens, too! Call (561) 482-8110 or view many of our available animals and volunteer opportunities at: www.tricountyhumane.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at TriCounty Humane. Buster may be a senior, but hes got a lot of love waiting for a new owner
35 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83 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 Baseball and Softball Season Tickets Now on SaleBOCA RATON, FL Season tickets for both Florida Atlantic softball and baseball are now on sale. Both teams expected to contend for conference championships as well as spots in the NCAA Regionals. John McCormacks baseball team will host 33 games this year, beginning on February 24 with a four game series against Manhattan. The Owls also face Princ eton for a four game series beginning on March 3and host a home game against national power the University of Miami on March 21. FAU opens its home conference schedule on March 30, the first of a three game series against Louisiana-La fayette. Sun Belt foes South Alabama, Arkansas State, Western Kentucky and FIU will also come to Boca Raton. The Owls will also face UCF and Florida Gulf Coast as part of home and home series. Head Coach Joan Joyces Owl softball team will play 33 home games. FAU will open its home schedule against Kentucky and Wright State on February 17 as part of the FAU Kick-Off Classic. Michigan, Maryland and Long Island will wrap up the schedule on the opening weekend. The following weekend is the sixth annual Strike Out Cancer tournament featuring Auburn, Florida A&M, Michigan State, Loyola Marymount, FIU and Tulsa. FAU kicks off conference play with a three game series against Western Kentucky starting on March 7. The tournament season will conclude with the Owls hosting two more tournaments, the Embassy Suites Classic (March 9-11) and the Parents Weekend (March 16-18) tournaments. Sun Belt play then resumes with a single game at rival FIU on March 21. A three game series against long time rival Troy on April 14 and 15 highlights the home schedule. Coach Spos ImprovementsBy: Matt Pineda Erik Spoelstra took a lot of heat last season for the failures throughout the regular season and finals. Despite the HEAT winning 58 games, Spoelstra was always under the eye of the media, for they thought he wasnt good enough for the position. Even people in Miami began to question whether he was the right guy from time to time with Pat Riley looking from above. But Spoelstra kept his job, took this team to the finals in the first season (w/ James & Bosh), and he has improved his wins each sea son with the team. And now, Spoelstra used part of his off-sea son picking the brains of some very talented coaches to better himself as a leader. Its been obvious that Spo has made some chang es. Here are several ways that Spo has improved his abilities as coach in a tangible way. Depth Miami was severely hurt last season as Wade, James, and Bosh played heavy, heavy minutes in the regular season. Although they needed to learn each other, it was a burden knowing they would continue to play through June. This year, Spoelstra has been able to reach down the bench. He and Riley made the tough call to keep young guys Terrel Harris and Mickael Gladness instead of veteran Eddie House. Spo has used Harris in times to help with depth, but also seeing James Jones, Battier, and the rookie Norris Cole, there is an improved rotation. There is balance with Haslems minutes, and things will get even better once Mike Miller returns. Spoelstra has been able to limit the minutes of the Big 3 for the most part, not reaching over 40 minutes very often, and that is an improvement that will yield its fruits in the playoffs. Rotations One of the obvious deficiencies last season was Spoelstras hard rotations. It was always so obvious when guys would come out, and come back in. This year, Spo has loosed the reigns a bit. There is still a standard rotation as far as James playing the whole first and third quarters, but Bosh and Wade leave at different times each game. Sometimes its with 5 minutes left, sometimes its 2:30. He has allowed to flow of the game to be a part of that. Hes also allowed Chalmers and Cole to determine who plays in the final minutes of the game by whoever is playing better that night. He isnt afraid to change things up, that was clear with his recent benching of Joel Anthony. End of Game The HEAT took huge criticism for their late game execution last season. There were lots of numbers and stats all pointing to the HEAT being terrible in the clutch. So far this season, they havent been all that bad, and much of it goes to the coach. Spoelstra has changed things in his approach. So far this season weve seen the ball in Dwyane Wades hands to make the play. Once in Charlotte where Wade was able to score on an isola tion, and that was a success. The coach allowed his best closer to close. Last year, it was often LeBron in isolation, and Spo has learned that is not always their best chance. And despite their failures at the Clippers, the HEAT ran pretty good plays at the end of the game, they just missed free throws. Spo has gotten LeBron to take it to the rim and get fouled, and thats an improvement over a jumper or whatever else he would do. Next time, the free throws should fall. They arent always successful, but Spoelstra has improved the HEATs chances of winning at the end of games. Commitment He has gotten everyone to buy into his system, both offensively and defensively. That isnt necessarily a change from last year, but hes got the stars from the top buying into defense and its causing this team to win. This is the greatest attribute to Spoelstras resume. Overall, he has done several things to improve his abilities as a coach. He can only do so much though, much of it rests on the players performance. But one thing is clear, with Riley giving an extension to Spoelstra, his job is not in jeopardy this season. He is doing a much better job, and fans should have trust the Erik knows what he is doing, and has improved. Heres to hoping that Coach Spoelstra gets his first Championship as a Head Coach this season.
36 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.SPORTS East/West Boca Raton, FL Allianz chips in $1,000 for every Lehman birdie during upcoming tourneyBOCA RATON -Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America announced it will donate $1,000 for every birdie from Allianz-sponsored golfer Tom Lehman last years champion -at the upcoming Allianz Championship February 6-12 at the Old Course at Broken Sound in Boca Raton. The money will be shared between the southern Florida chapters of Junior Achievement and the Alzheimers Associa tion. This is a fun and excit ing way to support the local community and were confident that Tom is up to the challenge, said Allianz Life Chief Marketing Officer Nancy Jones. Allianz Life is proud to work with Junior Achievement and the Alzheimer Association to further our goals of enhancing financial literacy and senior service programs. In this challenge, every time Lehman shoots a birdie (meaning 1 stroke under par), Allianz Life will donate $500 each to the southern Florida chapters of Junior Achievement and the Alzheimers Association. With 15 chapters in Florida, Junior Achievement is the worlds largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. The Alzheimers Association enhances efforts for researching a cure and provides support and educational services to Alzheimers patients, families and caregivers. The Allianz Championship is the Champions Tours first tournament of the early-season Florida swing. The tournament includes such legends of golf as Bernhard Langer, Nick Price, and Allianzsponsored golfers Tom Lehman and John Harris. The Golf Channel will be televising all three rounds and proceeds benefit Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Fighting Knights Bitten by PanthersBy Lance Thomas BOCA RATON, Fla. Lynn Universitys mens basketball team fell to the Florida Tech Panthers 6661 on Saturday despite a season-high 15 rebounds and 12 points from Michel Vidal and a 17-0 secondhalf run. Vidal tied for the team lead in points with Brandon Smith. Slobodan Miljanic and DeMario Fountain both added 11 as the only other Fighting Knights with double-digit points. At the first break of the game, with 15:47 on the clock, Florida Tech pushed to a seven-point advantage. Lynn (9-8, 2-3 SSC) cut the deficit down to six on a Vidal made free throw but the Panthers took advantage of Lynns 26.5 percent shooting in the first half and went into the locker room up 36-20. Florida Tech tallied a 51.7 percent shooting clip from the field to go along with a 50 percent mark from downtown during the first half. Lynn could only connect on one of 10 three pointers during the first period. With a mere 9:28 left in regulation, the Panthers amassed their largest lead of the game at 22. But Lynn rallied with 17 unanswered points to make it a 56-51 game with 4:48 left to play. Tech bounced back with six straight points to go up by 11. Lynn cut the advantage down to four on a Fountain three with 28 seconds left, but Lynn could not complete the comeback and fell 66-61. The Blue & White collected a 37.1 percent mark from the field but went 6-for-21 from behind the arc for the game. Lynn bested Florida Tech 20-9 on second chance points by out-rebounding Tech 21-9 on the offensive glass. Lynn Womens Basketball Holds on To Beat Florida TechBy Chad Beattie BOCA RATON, Fla. Lynn Universitys womens basketball team snapped its three-game losing streak with a 63-62 victory over Florida Tech on Saturday afternoon. Kira Harvey scored a teamhigh 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting while Charla Nelson-James added 11 points, eight rebounds and six blocks. The Fighting Knights improve to 8-7 overall and 3-2 in the Sunshine State Conference. It was a tight offensive game in the early-goings with six lead changes in the first eight minutes of play. A 19-1 run over a six minute span pulled LU ahead 31-14 advantage. The Blue & White went 8-for-9 on the run with Harvey and Marquis Lee combining for 13 points. Lynn shot a sizzling 66.7 percent in the opening period, including an eye-popping 5-of-5 from beyond the three-point arc. On the flip-side, Florida Tech (10-6, 1-5 SSC) was held to 34.5 percent shooting. The second half proved more challenging for the Fighting Knights as the Panthers battled back to a single-digit deficit with 8:54 left to play. Florida Tech used an 8-2 run of its own to pull to within eight, 53-45. A pair of LU turnovers late in the game aided FITs bid for the comeback victory with Briauna Hagins knocking down a jumper in the paint to make it a one-point game, 63-62 with 1:04 remaining. Harvey, though, made the play of the game with 25 ticks on the clock as she blocked Panthers leading scorer Ashton McClairens lay-up attempt to preserve the victory. Overall, Lynn shot 50.9 percent from the field and 46.7 percent from threepoint range compared to Florida Techs 39.7 percent from the court and 25 percent from downtown. Hagins led all players with 17 points and nine rebounds. Lee recorded 11 points, six assists and five rebounds and Karolina Ba zua added 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the floor. FAU Womens Basketball Falls to First Place Middle TennesseeBoca Raton, FL The Florida Atlantic University womens basketball team suffered its first Sun Belt Conference home loss to Middle Tennessee State University 55-38 on Saturday at the FAU Arena in Boca Raton. The Owls fall to 8-8 on the season and 3-2 in conference action. The team returns to the court on Thursday, January 19, at 6:15 p.m. when it travels to Troy University. The visiting Blue Raiders improved to 14-5 and remained perfect at 6-0 in SBC play. The victory was their eighth straight, a streak that included a victory over sixth-ranked University of Kentucky. Both teams battled back and forth in the first half with six lead changes and five ties. FAU took a 10-7 lead at the 12:35 mark of the opening half after a three-point field goal by sophomore guard Latavia Dempsey. The Owls took an 18-17 advantage with six minutes remaining in the half on a layup by senior forward April Goins. However, Middle Tennessee scored seven of the last nine points of the first half to take a 26-20 lead into intermission. The Blue Raiders continued the momentum building a 14-point lead at 36-22 with 16:13 remaining. FAU got within 10 points on a couple of occasions in the second half. A layup by senior guard Teri Stamps cut the deficit to 40-30 at the 11:42 mark. Goins added a jumper midway through the second half to bring the Owls within 10 points at 42-32. Goins paced the FAU offensive attack with 10 points. Sophomore post player Chenise Miller added eight points. The Owls out-rebounded the Blue Raiders by a 3124 margin, led by senior guard DaLita Scotts seven rebounds. MTSU placed three players in double figures led by Ebony Rowe and Kortni Jones 14 points each. Icelyn Elie chipped in 12 points.
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38 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.SPORTS East/West Boca Raton, FL LPGA Legend And Eight-Time Player Of The Year Annika Sorenstam To Headline Womens Golf Clinic At Allianz ChampionshipBOCA RATON, FL -Getting the ladies into the swing of championship golf, LPGA legend with 72 LPGA victories and eight-time player of the year Annika Sorenstam (www.annikasorenstam.com) will give 36 executive women (nine foursomes) expert golf tips at the start of the second annual Allianz Championship Executive Womens Pro-Am on Tuesday, February 7th at the Old Course at Broken Sound Club at 10:30 a.m. The womens tournament is part of the 2012 Allianz Championship, a celebrated week-long PGA Champions Tour event, the first full-field event of the season that brings the legendary champions of golf to Boca Raton to vie for a $1.8 million purse. Chipping in net proceeds to benefit Boca Ra ton Regional Hospital, the Executive Womens Pro-Am offers women the opportunity to participate in a golf and business networking experience like no other while giving all skill sets a chance to play nine holes with a PGA Champions Tour player. The fun-filled day includes a private group clinic with Sorenstam presented by JM Lexus that follows a continental breakfast with an up close and personal Q&A session with her and a shotgun start at the conclusion of her clinic. Reg istration is $750 per player, and includes Pro-Am gift package, two invites to VIP Draw Party where awards will be presented for the womens back nine play, and two VIP Partners Club Tickets. We are delighted to feature Annika this year at our popular Executive Womens Pro-Am as she was one of the most dominant players in womens golf, noted Allianz Championship Tourna ment Director Ryan Dillon. In addition to a great ladies day on the course, participants will enjoy a rare opportunity to learn from and get to know one of LPGAs storied champions who has rewritten the LPGA and Ladies European Tour record books, won countless awards and events, and brought unprecedented attention to womens golf. He added that Sorenstam was recently selected as the recipient of the United States Golf Associations 2012 Bob Jones Award, the USGAs highest honor that has been presented annually since 1955 in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf. The award will be presented just a few days before the Allianz Championships Executive Womens ProAm on February 4th at the USGAs Annual Meeting in recognition of a person who emulates Jones spirit, his personal qualities and his attitude toward the game and its players. Sorenstams success has changed how womens golf is played, covered and viewed, and in her rise to mainstream athlete and celebrity, she has had a positive impact on all womens sports. She was born in Stockholm, Sweden on October 9, 1970 and began playing golf at the age of 12; her sister Charlotte also plays on the LPGA Tour. Dillon said he expects with Sorenstam being part of the tournaments experience this year and only 36 openings available, this years Executive Womens Pro-Am will sell out quickly and encourages those interested to register early. To purchase foursomes and individual tickets, contact Anthony Greco at agreco@allianzchampionship. com or 561-241-GOLF (4653).Executive Womens Pro-AM To Benet Boca Raton Regional Hospital
39 January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 Edition 83 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 Florida Atlantic University womens tennis team fell its spring season opener, losing a 6-1 match to Stephen F. Austin University on Thursday afternoon at Patch Reef Park in Boca Raton. Senior Erika Mrazkova picked up the Owls lone point, winning in straight sets at No. 5 singles. She saved two sets points in the opening set tiebreaker before dropping only two games in the second frame to win the match. Junior Marlene Ryan fell in a third-set tiebreaker, 10-7, after winning the second set, 6-1. Freshman Catalina Ene also lost in three sets in her first collegiate match. She won the second set 7-5 before falling 12-10 in the deciding third-set tiebreaker. FAU returns to the court on Saturday, January 14 when four individuals compete in Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Eagle Invitational in Fort Myers. The tournament will conclude on Monday, January 16.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 83FAU Tennis Drops Season Opener to Stephen F. AustinOwls Swimming and Diving Teams Swept by Rival SchoolsThe Florida Atlantic mens and womens swimming and diving teams were swept by two instate schools in separate meets over the weekend. On Friday, the team traveled to Tallahassee to take on Florida State. The men fell, 131-96, and the women by the score of 127-96. Each team only picked up one individual vic tory in the meet, in the same event, the 200-yard butterfly. For the men, senior Mikolaj Czarnecki won in a time of 1:50.76. Freshman Anett Kovacs finished first in her race in a time of 2:03.97. Czarnecki added a runner-up finish on Friday in the 200-yard freestyle (1:42.10). Eric Williams had two third-place finishes, in the 50-yard freestyle (21.19) and in the 100-yard freestyle (48.03). For the women, Iwona Lefanowicz had a secondand third-place finish in two different events. The freshman was runnerup in the 400-yard IM (4:29.32) and third in the 200-yard backstroke (2:04.57). Adding thirdplace finishes were Jonna Nyback, in the 50-yard freestyle (25.24), and Elizabeth Starke, in the 200yard butterfly (2:08.91). On Saturday, in Gainesville against Florida, the women were defeated 159-115, and the men were topped 162-120. Czarnecki had the only win of the day on Saturday, again topping the 200-yard butterfly, 1:49.70. He also finished with a second-place time in the 100-yard butterfly (50:23), and was part of runner-up finish in the 200-yard medley relay (1:36.01), with Csaba Pek, Alan Forbes and Anthony Fermin. Williams picked up two runner-up finishes against UF, in the same events as Friday. He had a time of 21.16 in the 50yard free and 46.93 in the 100-yard free. Forbes added two second-place Saturday finishes, in the 100yard breaststroke (59.54) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:07.74). Diver Gregory Cox had a second-place finish as well, on the 3-meter boards, with a score of 331.05, just a little less than three points behind the top finisher. For the women, Lefanowicz was the only top-three finisher, with two thirds, in the 100yard backstroke (57.59) and in the 200-yard backstroke (2:03.10). Both teams have two weeks off until their next meet, when they head to Fort Pierce on January 28 to take on Indian River Community College. Fort Lauderdale Strikers Release 2012 ScheduleFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. The Fort Lauderdale Strikers will begin the 2012 regular season against FC Edmonton on Saturday, April 7th. The first matchup with the rival Tampa Bay Rowdies will come on the road on Saturday, April 28th, while the Rowdies first trip to Fort Lauderdale will take place on Saturday, June 2nd. The Strikers will not have to wait long for a rematch with the Minnesota Stars, as they visit the Strikers in the second game of the sea son on April 14th. Other highlights of the regular season include two visits from the newly-formed San Antonio Scorpions and the traditional Independence Day clash with the Rowdies on the road. The Scorpions visit the Strikers on July 14th and Aug. 25th this season. All Strikers home games will begin at 7:30p.m. except for the mid-week match on April 25th against the Puerto Rico Islanders, which will start at 1:00p.m. Fort Lauderdale Strikers season tickets for 2012 are now on sale for the 14-game home schedule. Season tickets offer fans a great discount over single game price and bonuses which include a 10% discount on merchandise, ticket exchange program, bonus tickets (four per sea son ticket), and much more.
LPGA Legend And Eight-Time Player Of The Year Annika Sorenstam To Headline Womens Golf Clinic At Allianz Championship Tribune Sports of East /West Boca Raton, Highland Beach Delray Beach, FL January 20, 2012 through January 26, 2012 See page 35See page 38Coach Spos Improvements