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Gov. Scott Promotes Business Rent Sales Tax ReductionBy Fred Hamilton & Jason Schwartz For the thousands of people who commute into Boca Raton each day, just getting to the office is becoming a big production. And with many of the citys major arteries functioning at levels judged to be impaired or failing, some fear the sporadic traffic jams will worsen in the coming months and years. ``It reminds me of my days working in New York. It`s a fulltime job in and of itself to get in and out of this city during rush hour,`` said Richard Starling, an attorney who uses the Glades Road interchange from Interstate 95 in the mornings. YOUR CLOSEST NEIGHBOR.Nearly 400,000 readers!The Boca Raton Tribunefor news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com See page 30 see page 7 Trac Woes Continue to Plague Commuters, Residents Former School Police Chief Seeks School Board SeatBy CRA News ServiceJim Kelly, the former long-time Palm Beach County Schools police chief, has filed to succeed School Board Member Jennifer Prior Brown for the District 4 seat. Brown, an attorney who was first elected in 2010, announced she would not be seeking reelection later this year. Justin Katz, a Park Vista High School teacher has also filed for the seat. Kelly, the executive director of the Palm Beach Association of Chiefs of Police, served as police chief for 23 years until he retired in Aug. 2012. I believe I can bring a wealth of experience to the School Board District 4 race, Kelly said. I have a record of solving issues through collaboration. Communitysee page 4 Businesssee page 19Communitysee page 3 MunicipalNew Homeowner Help Initiative Launched Boca Raton man Convicted in Most Lucrative Insider Trading Scheme eresa Minervini Named Sales Director at Covenant Village of FloridaBusinessPersonal Injury Lawyer Partners with FAUs Owl TV see page 3 see page 10 see page 19 SportslynnAlum Lisa Kerney Joins ESPN
2 -Edition 173 www.bocaratontribune.com municipal election debate is 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at 6500 N. Congress Ave., sponsored by the League of Women Voters. of Art director Steven Maklansky has resigned, effective Jan. 31. functional World War II aircraft are at the Signature Flight Support, 3300 Airport Road now through Sunday, Tickets are $6 for age 12 and younger and $12 for adults. Free to World War II Vets. the downtown library, 400 NW 2nd. Ave., Boca Raton. For more info, call 561.368.9500. CenterState Bank bought Boca based Florida Southern Bank for $190 million, after buying Gulfstream business bank for $77 million. Florida Southern has 17 branches in Florida with 6 in South Florida and $482 million in deposits. Food Stamps, affecting one million in South Florida, and 190,000 in Palm Beach County, amounting to $90 per month. Act, commonly known as Obamacare, has become Floridas 22% Hispanic population with only 1% currently enrolled. The long delayed Spanish language website is plagued with missed translations, technical errors and filled with roadblocks for Latinos attempting to enroll in the program, with the most affordable plans often excluding Hispanic doctors. Planning Council (GBREPC) held its monthly dinner meeting on January 21, at the Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton. Alan B. Rosenthal, GBREPC President and Lanny Marks, GBREPC Immediate Past President, presented checks to Barbara Witte, representing Florida Atlantic University, and John Gallo, representing Lynn University. Other recipients, not in attendance, included Palm Beach State University and selected local high schools. The well attended meeting was cosponsored by United Nursing Services and U.S .Trust Company. Orner was suspended for 30 days by the Florida Bar for an ethics violation. appointed president of CRE Florida Partners, commercial real estate firm in Boca Raton. upscale French and American Cuisine restaurant opened at 9101 Lakeridge Blvd. in the Yamato Village Center, West Boca. Director for AIPAC, will talk about the challenges facing Israel and AIPACS annual policy conference, 7 pm, Feb. 12 at Beth Ami Congregation, 1401 N W 4th Avenue, Boca Raton. There is no charge to attend. wrapped up its 17 day annual event with attendance slightly off 30,000 from 580,00 last year due to rain and two cold snaps that kept fairgoers away, with vendors reporting sluggish sales due to the weather and midway attractions drew sparse crowds, The bottom line was boosted the last four days with great weather. week Spring Training season starts this week with the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals in Jupiter, the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie and the Washington Nationals near the Kennedy Space Center, generating $15 per team in economic impact. restaurants, 693 CVS pharmacies and 1,261 tanning facilities. 15 at the Wick Theatre and Costume Museum, 7901 N. Fed. Hwy. Call 561.995.2333or visit www.thewick.org for tickets. Theatre has announced their 20142015 season: Butterflies are free, Aug. 1-Sept. 14; The Last Romance, Oct. 10-Nov. 23; Old Jews Telling Jokes, Nov. 1-Jan. 4, 2015; 5 Guys Named Moe, Dec. 10-Jan. 18, 2015; I love you, Youre Perfect, Now Change, Feb. 6, 2015-March 7, 2015; George M. Cohan Tonight, March 20, 2015-April 26; and Bell Book, and Candle, May 15, 2015June 21, 2015. Call 954.344.7765 or visit www.stagedoortheatre.comfor tickets. the Delray Beach Playhouse at 950 NW 9th St. in Lake Ida Park, off Swinton Ave. Delray Beach through Feb. 16; Upcoming shows include: The Pajama Game, March 29-April 13; Doubt, May 24-June 8, and musical memories shows include; Come Fly With Me, Harlem On My Mind, Call Me Madam, Good News and Make Someone Happy. Visit www.delraybeachplayhouse.com or call 561.272.1281 x 4 for more information. Tickets are $30. Call 561.272.1281 x 4 for reservations. Feb. 23 at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Centers studio Theatre. Tickets atwww.paradeprodutions.org or call 866.811.4111. through March 22, 2014 and the Wizard of Oz is Jan. 7-19 at the Broward Center For the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Avenue. Fort Lauderdale. Tickets at www.browardcenter.org or call 954.462.0222. South Ocean Blvd., Manalapan has Dirty Blonde, March 27-April 13. Seewww.theplazatheatre.net or call 561.588.1820. through Feb. 23 at the Broward Stage Door Theatre, 8036 Sample Road, Coral Springs. Visit www.stagedoorfl. org or call 954.344.7765 for more info. COMMUNITY NEWS PAGE TWOThe Boca Raton Tribune Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid. Proverbs 12:1 INDEX Barrys Buzz Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, president of the Luxury Chamber, the West Boca Leaders networking group and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce; with a weekly internet television show on the Boca Tribune website. 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Edition 1733for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com www.bocaratontribune.com Community News Community NewsThe Boca Raton Tribune sponsored by Valentines Day Givew ay Be our V alentine and enter for a chance t o win a Delight F a cial fr om Vit ality Sp a Just click o n the banne r o n we bsit e WWW.BOCARATONTRIBUNE.COM 2240 NW 19th St #125 (inside of A Suite Salon) Boca R a ton, FL 33431 (Behind the T own Center Mall) Free Consultation call (561) 470-7961 Former School Police Chief Seeks School Board SeatBy CRA News ServiceJim Kelly, the former long-time Palm Beach County Schools police chief, has filed to succeed School Board Member Jennifer Prior Brown for the District 4 seat. Brown, an attorney who was first elected in 2010, announced she would not be seeking re-election later this year. Justin Katz, a Park Vista High School teacher has also filed for the seat. Kelly, the executive director of the Palm Beach Association of Chiefs of Police, served as police chief for 23 years until he retired in Aug. 2012. I believe I can bring a wealth of experience to the School Board District 4 race, Kelly said. I have a record of solving issues through collaboration, team work and consensus building. Kelly said he is focused on student achievement, school safety, improving cooperation with local organizations and elected officials and making sure teachers and administrators have the resources they need to do their jobs. As a board member, our residents can count on me to ensure our children are safe and are given the tools they need to succeed, our tax dollars are used effectively and the board is working together to address the concerns of parents, teachers and taxpayers, he said. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University and a Juris Doctorate from Western New England College School of Law in Springfield, Mass.Gov. Scott Promotes Business Rent Sales Tax ReductionBy CRA News Service Gov. Rick Scott doubled down on his call to lower the business rent sales tax by $100 million during an appearance at R2 Unified Technologies in Boca Raton this week. Scotts proposed budget contains that reduction and lowering vehicle registration fees by $400 million. This tax costs Florida businesses $1.4 billion per year, and our proposed reduction means $100 million in savings for Florida businesses, Scott said during his 15-minute appearance. These savings will help business grow and allow them to keep more of their hard-earned money. Its a way for Scott to contrast himself with former Gov. Charlie Crist, who is seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Scott and regain his old job. The fee increases went into effect under Crist after they were approved by the Republican Legislature. Later, he stopped at Sheehan Buick GMC in Lighthouse Point to tout a $100 million tax cut for businesses. You put it back in Florida families pockets again, theyll buy a car, buy a house, put food on the table, things like that, he told dozens of Republicans. Florida is the only state that has such a tax, Scott said adding that the reduction would keep more money in the hands of companies for marketing, research and other activities that would create jobs. He did not say what expenses might be cut to compensate for the reduced revenue. Were accpeting applications till Feb. 17th
4 -Edition 173 www.bocaratontribune.comCommunity News COMMUNITY NEWS Lions Roar their Moments, Milestones and MiraclesThe pride of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County roared once again at their annual ingathering, as they celebrated their Moments, Milestones and Miracles. The 2014 Lion of Judah Luncheon brought more than 400 Lions together on January 15. Of all ages and from throughout the community, amid tears and laughter, their roar from The Polo Club was heard throughout our community and around the world where their dedication and generosity do so much for so many of our family in need. Inspired by the deeply personal, powerful moments shared on video by Luncheon Co-chairs Monica Goldstein and Margie Marlowe, and Lion Vice Chair, April Leavy, the Lions reflected on their own turning points when they knew in their hearts and minds that they just had to leave the sidelines and join in creating miracles. The real miracles of the afternoon came in the stories of Elinor, Alex, Isabel and Rachel. The lives of these members of our own community have been transformed by the generosity and efforts of South Palm Beach Countys nearly 800 Lions, who are so instrumental to the Federations work to make a vital difference. Just click here to view these beautifully told, compelling stories. Among the milestones celebrated, the pride welcomed 42 new Lions, and eleven LOJEs who had endowed their Lion gifts since the last Luncheon. With 268 LOJEs, South Palm Beach County continues to lead the nation. Three dedicated LOJEs who had passed away in the past year, but who, as Lions forever, continue to make miracles by saving and enriching lives were honored; Barbara Werner, Vice Chair, Planned lighting ceremony for Sylvia Fried, Helen Goldband and Elaine Kofsky. The Marleen Forkas Chair of Contemporary Jewish Issues generously underwrote the featured speaker, Patti Stanger, Jewish entrepreneur, philanthropist and third-generation matchmaker best known for Bravo TVs docu-series The Millionaire Matchmaker. Wells Fargo Private Bank is the generous sponsor of the Dorothy Seaman Department of Womens Philanthropy. The Lion of Judah luncheon is generously sponsored by Baers Furniture, Boca Raton Jewelers. The Boca Raton Observer is the luncheons Exclusive Magazine Sponsor. FEB 21 B ROWARD CE NTE R FT. LAUDERDALEFEB 28MARCH 2 KRAVIS CE NTE R WEST PALM BEACHTICKETS FROM $20 (305) 929-7010 TOLL-FREE (877) 929-7010 miamicityballet.org PROGRAM III: TRIPLE THREATTHIS PROJECT IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY AN AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS. ARTWORKS. SPONSORED IN PART BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF STATE, DIVISION OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS, AND THE FLORIDA COUNCIL ON ARTS AND CULTURE. FUNDING FOR THIS EVENT IS PROVIDED IN PART BY THE BROWARD COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AS RECOMMENDED BY THE BROWARD CULTURAL COUNCIL, THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, THE TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL AND THE CULTURAL COUNCIL OF PALM BEACH COUNTY. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800) 435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. MCB REGISTRATION NUMBER: CH1034. PHOTO: MIAMI CITY BALLET DANC ERS IN WEST SIDE STORY SUITE. CHOREOGRAPHY BY JEROME ROBBINS, THE JEROME ROBBINS RIGHTS TRUST PHOTO GIO ALMA. 561-832-7469 kravis.org Just R eleased: S weetheart S eats!Surprise that special someone with tickets to West Side Story Suite and receive a special Valentines gift. New Homeowner Help Initiative LaunchedBy Jason Schwartz Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne M. Gannon and the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches have launched a New Neighbor Kit to help smooth the transition for new residents to the county. The partnership is designed to put useful how-to information in the hands of new homeowners. Whether new to Palm Beach County or making a local move, every new homeowner will need to make several transactions with our office, Gannon said in a news release. We think working with the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches is a great way to reach them. The New Neighbor Kit was created with the REALTORS to distribute directly to their clients. Working with Anne and her staff on this kit has proved to be a beneficial tool for our 11,000 members, Barb Kozlow, president of the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches said in the release. The organization strives to not only give its members all the tools necessary to succeed, but also provide critical information for homebuyers to make their transition into a new home as smooth as possible, organizers said. This kit succeeds at both, Kozlow said. Notable information in the kits include: address changes for driver license or state ID card, registering and titling out-of-state cars, registering and titling out-of-state boats, property tax information, opening a business in Palm Beach County, emergency hurricane preparedness, key contact numbers in Palm Beach County, voter registration application and opening a SunPass account. The New Neighbor Kits are available online at Palm Beach Countys Constitutional Tax Collectors website or at one of three Realtors Association of the Palm Beachs offices in Palm Beach County. see page B5 for photos
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6 -Edition 173 www.bocaratontribune.comCOMMUNITY NEWS Discover the Biblical Secrets to a "Hot" Marriage this Sunday @ The Journey Church Youve seen the headline: Palm Beach County Boasts Highest Divorce Rate in FL It seems today that the chances of being happily married to the same person for the rest of your life is a long shot at best . BUT it doesnt have to be this way! I want to invite you to join me this Sunday February 16 at The Journey Church for a Special Marriage Sunday where you will discover the biblical secrets to a happy, long & passionate marriage! Its going to be a fun service, complete with great music, a practical message, and one couple will win a special Date Night Giveaway (a $125.00 value). I hope to see you this Sunday! G l a d e s Rd. 9 5E x i t 45 B o c a Rat o n C o m m u n i t y H i g h S c h o o l M E E T S H E R EWhole Foods rfntbr rfntbrJourney Kidz is available for your children (5th grade and under).PG This teaching series is rated PG.rCasual Dress, Rockin Music, Practical Teaching SINGLES, MARRIEDS, FAMILIES... EVERYONES WELCOME! JOURNEY KIDZ activities and games to build a spiritual foundation for during the 10:30am worship service. NELSON SEARCYPastor, The Journey Church NS@bocajourney.com Meets Sundays @ 10:30am Boca Raton High School1501 NW 15th Ct., Boca Raton (at Glades Rd. and I-95 exit 45; beside Whole Foods)THE JOURNEY CHURCHOne lucky couple will win a FREE Date Night Package (a $125.00 value) during the worship service! rbbbThis Sunday, February 16 were celebrating The Journeys 3rd Birthday! Youre invited to join us after the service for cake, balloons and a brief party! www.BocaJourney.com 561.420.0606 r rr r rr r rr
Edition 1737for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com www.bocaratontribune.com COMMUNITY NEWS Florida Community Bank Sells Distressed Properties to LA Investor at Signicant DiscountsBy CRA News Service Florida Community Bank has sold its distressed commercial property west of Boca Raton at a significant discount, the Boca Raton Tribune has learned. FCB recently sold eight units in Boca Ratons Mission Bay Office Plaza Condominium, 20283 S. State Road 7, to Los Angeles-based Republic Western Investments, for $4.3 million. Thats a 46 percent discount on the foreclosed mortgage. CES Properties previously bought the condos for $3.5 million in 2001. The sale is part of two properties sold. The Weston-based bank seized them in 2012 after foreclosing on CES Properties $7.95 million mortgage. The loan was originated by Peninsula Bank, which later failed. Western Investments is managed by Behzad Nehmadi. The second piece of property was a 15,244-square-foot Corporate Executive Suites, 1375 Gateway Blvd. in Boynton Beach, FCB seized the property in early 2013 after foreclosing on MGZ Properties $3 million mortgage. That was also a Peninsula Bank loan. FCB Central Holdings, an affiliate of the bank, recently sold the property for $2.3 million to Nehmadis Republic Western Investments. The buyer received a $1.61 million mortgage from FCB for that property, plus a $3.01 million mortgage that secured both the office building and properties in the Florida Keys. MGZ Properties bought the office on 2.3 acres for $2 million in 2003. Corporate Executive Suites leases the office to small businesses, which share the amenities. The Weston-based bank closed on its $42.5 million acquisition of Miami Lakes-based Great Florida Bank (Pink Sheets: GFLB), paying $3.24 a share. Florida Community Bank received a $20 million capital injection from its parent company, Bond Street Holdings, in the fourth quarter to help it handle the significant growth. The strong support and collaboration between our teams to complete this transaction is extremely gratifying and only serves to reinforce the benefits of this combination FCB President and CEO Kent Ellert said in a news release. On Monday, we look forward to working together to serve our clients as one team with additional products and enhanced financial resources. Trac Woes Continue to Plague Commuters, ResidentsBy Fred Hamilton & Jason Schwartz For the thousands of people who commute into Boca Raton each day, just getting to the office is becoming a big production. And with many of the citys major arteries functioning at levels judged to be impaired or failing, some fear the sporadic traffic jams will worsen in the coming months and years. ``It reminds me of my days working in New York. It`s a fulltime job in and of itself to get in and out of this city during rush hour,`` said Richard Starling, an attorney who uses the Glades Road interchange from Interstate 95 in the mornings. ``And with the new developments coming on the horizon, it will only be a zoo.`` During the day, the citys population soars from 85,000 to 250,000, and the main arteries cant sustain the traffic volume, officials say. Glades Road and NW Second Avenue are among the center of congestion, said Mike Woika, assistant city manager. In fact, Glades Road is the most congested thoroughfare in Palm Beach County, he said. ``If you want to get to FAU or Town Center (at Boca Raton), what would you take Glades Road,`` Woika said. ``It`s not like you can`t take Palmetto Park Road or Yamato Road and go around but it`s much easier using Glades Road.`` Unlike many bustling downtowns, there are not many businesses in the area to attract the same volume of traffic, officials said. Still some residents and city officials fear there could be a ripple effect. Traffic along the downtown streets could become stalled as the main roads become strained. Also having an effect is the projected traffic associated with a list of approved projects including a few apartment complexes, a new hotel and a grocery store. In one bright spot, parking downtown should not be an issue because all the developments have the required adequate parking, Woeika said. Also, the traffic count on the downtown streets is far from reaching its capacity, he added. The city, businesses, project developers and other stakeholders are working toward traffic coordination and communication plans particularly on a controversial Archstone Palmetto Park apartments. Officials have created planned mobility areas or zones, which are designated areas considered ideal for redevelopment headquarters like the citys northwest area and its office parks. These planned mobility areas or zones would allow people to get around easier by walking, biking and city shuttles, reducing the need for cars. The areas that would get that land-use designation are the North Federal Highway corridor, Town Center Mall, downtown, Arvida Park of Commerce and Florida Atlantic University. The city also installed an advanced system of synchronizing traffic lights in hopes of reducing delays and cut the amount of time drivers spent at red lights. But that $306,781 system has only helped a small fraction, especially on Glades Road, which is so highly traveled, officials said. While they are not entirely thrilled with the new system, officials are hopeful that it will be more effective once the Interstate 95 interchange under construction at Spanish River Boulevard is completed. That interchange, scheduled to be finished in 2016, will allow motorists many who now use Glades Road to get to Florida Atlantic University to exit directly onto the campus, Woika said. Resident Shawn V. Copeland called the new growth absurd. I retired to Boca Raton because of the quality of life it provided, the former hedge fund manager said. I am not ready for another metropolis. If I wanted to be in a big city, I would have stayed in Chicago. Despite the gridlock, many think the development is good for the city. Mayor Susan Whelchel, for one, supported speeding up the timetable to create the planned mobility areas or zones considering that it has been a long time since the city had new growth. I dont know if you just want us to raise taxes after taxes after taxes, she said at an August 2012 meeting. I happen to believe in good solid, growth that produces good solid revenue as opposed to constantly raising taxes.Spanish River Christian School Robotics Teams qualify for State CompetitionSpanish River Christian School (SRCS) has two after-school competitive robotics teams that recently competed in the FIRST LEGO Leagueof Florida on Saturday, February 1, 2014 in Winter Haven, Florida. Both teams, Mission 3.16 Launch and Mission 3.16 Orbit competed in the Regional tournament. Mission 3.16 Launch won the 2nd place Project Award. Both teams have earned the right to compete at the State competition at the University of Central Florida in Orlando on March 2, 2014. That places the SRCS Mission 3.16 teams in the top 10% of Robotics teams statewide. Robotics competition melds science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) principles along with the excitement of competition to make FIRST the ultimate Sport for the Mind. The SRCS Robotics team, Mission 3.16, has earned the privilege of competing at the State level six of the last seven years and has brought home a trophy four of those years.
8 -Edition 173 www.bocaratontribune.com EDITORIAL By C. Ron Allen EDITORIALS/LETTERSThe Boca Raton TribuneFounded January 15, 2010 Publisher A blind man driving down Atlantic Avenue last weekend wouldnt need a sign to tell him he had arrived at the 15 Annual Garlic Fest! And if there were any secular or religious worshipers of garlic, Delray Beach would serve as their Mecca. I spent much of my entire weekend inside the Garlic Stadium, supervising a group of students from Atlantic High Schools All Star Leadership Academy who provided videography services in the Garlic Stadium. And although I found time to mosey down Gourmet Alley and sample many of the 180 food vendors` wares. I ate or tasted and breathed a panoply of garlic concoctions: chicken, bread, elk, kangaroo, prawns, artichokes, funnel cake, ice cream, squid, potatoes, corn on the cob, honey, caulking, house paint, deodorant, fly spray, time-release suppositories and mouthwash. It has qualities that are touted, particularly as being good for the heart, and although that is disputed, it is certainly a good excuse should the patient be shunned by friends and family for having halitosis strong enough to drive a hyena off a bucket of baboon livers. By the way, I had a grand time doing so and I must have put on an additional five pounds over the weekend. (I hope my doctor isnt reading this week as I am not sure what effect, if any, this will have on my high cholesterol). The highlight of the affair was the Garlic Stadium where several culinary artists from Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties picked up their favorite pair of garlic clove choppers and went head-to-head in the annual garlic chef competition. Each chef faced an opponent in a 90-minute competition. Each team was given an identical bin containing the mystery item selected for that competition The mystery ingredient not revealed until moments before the battle began. Each competitor had to prepare an appetizer, make a salad, and create an entre in front of 500 curious fans and four judges. The finals had five judges who sampled each dish and scored each entry. Along with the mystery item, assistant event coordinator Sarah Vallely kept throwing curve balls or rather surprises at the chefs. For example, with 30 minutes to go in one competition, she gave them fruit rollups yes that fruitflavored snack that debuted in grocery stores across the United States in 1980 to incorporate in their menu. And they did in fine style. It is my dream, before I move on to glory, to learn to cook like some of these master chefs. The reigning champ, Delrays own Bruce Feingold of Dadas restaurant, defend his title against Sous Chef AJ Benacquisto from 32 East. Last year, Feingolds garlic concoctions in salad dressings, a vinegar garlic avocado cream smothered over seared salmon and a jalapeno garlic caramel drizzled over a fried wonton helped him take home the gold. And this year, Feingold again showed his true mettle. Both teams were tasked with making a vegan meal from tofu. Yet, inside their refrigerators were eggs and other tempting ingredients to tease a cook. But the challenge did not stop there. Just after they made their menus, Emcee Michael C. Giletto told both teams to grab their knives and switched kitchens. Yes, Bruce and AJ had to make a meal using each others menu. In the end, Feingold retained his bragging rights. I cannot say enough about my dear friend Nancy StewartFranczak, who gave birth to Garlic Fest some 15 years ago. She was among a group of local folks who were looking to establish a fund-raising source for local non-profit organizations serving education and the arts for youth. Today, that non-profit organization, named Delray Beach Arts, Inc. has donated more than $500,000 and continues to grow its charitable donations each year. I would be remiss if I did not extend Bravo Zulu to the hundreds of volunteers who pitched in to make this event a community event. Garlic Fest 2014 was truly a community event at its best. C. Ron Allen can be reached at crallen@Delraybeachtribune.comIt was a Fun-Filled Stinking Party C.E.OC.O.O. Editorial Interim Editor Managing Editor Online Edition Editor : Associate Online Editor Social Media Software Engineer
Edition 1739for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com www.bocaratontribune.com EDITORIALS & LETTERS By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr.POSITIVE LIVING world, having 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. Keep Your Friendships Alive!Several easy things in life are often left undone, provoking losses which need not occur! One item which immediately comes to mind relates to the maintenance of friendships, instead of letting them fall by the wayside. Through the years Ive had friends and acquaintances which indicate their desire to see me, to meet for coffee, or to get together sometime, somewhere, to update our lifes activities. I usually indicate that I am also interested and can be available at a time most convenient to that friend. The easiest thing would be, right away, to open our calendars, determine a day, a time, and a place where such encounter would occur. Although that is never a problem for me, most often that is something the individual suggesting the meeting is incapable of doing swiftly. As a result, time passes and nothing happens. Right now, as I write, I remember a friend who wrote me before Thanksgiving 2013, suggesting that after that holiday we should get together. Without hesitation I quickly responded, and agreed to that, asking him to contact me with a date convenient to him and I would try to fit it. Nevertheless, Thanksgiving passed, Christmas came and went, the New Year was entered into, and now we find ourselves several weeks into 2014, but no initiative has come from the proposer of the idea the one to whom I gave total freedom of choice so we could get together. Since childhood, I learned and keep alive, the idea that friendships are worth keeping, as long as we are prepared to treat them as a tender plant, always in need of the ingredients and care which ensure its growth and duration. Fortunately I am sufficiently secure in myself not to be overly affected by such things as many other people are. Some feel insecure, or mad that, unless they do something to a similar situation, nothing ever happens. In my case, I do what I am supposed to do initially and, then, I just wait to see if and when my supposed friend will do what he is expected to do. Sometimes it happens, but there are also occasions when nothing occurs, and thats okay! Im not insecure about that, but only disappointed for the irresponsible behavior that such persons display. As for me, I prefer to keep all friendships going and growing, both for what I can gain, but even more for what Im able to impart! When you think about the rules and regulations that affect you in the workplace, whether they are broad-based laws that apply to everyone or statutes that were designed specifically for your industry or profession, how do you deal with them? Do you comply only to the minimum extent required, choosing to abide strictly to the letter of the law, or would you consider the sometimes broader spirit of the law the underlying and sometimes more demanding intent behind it? For years I have consulted with business and professional leaders, helping them to grasp and understand biblical principles that apply to the everyday marketplace. When I began doing this, it became evident that to avoid the danger of not practicing what I was teaching, I had to do an honest self-appraisal. This included examining my life for any past issues that I ignored or had not properly resolved. To be honest, doing this can be humbling and uncomfortable, but I felt it was necessary and important for my integrity as a consultant. I became convicted about a small, unpaid corporate debt from a previous business I had owned. Although the financial obligation was corporate, and legally I had no personal responsibility, God made it clear that He wanted all of my business dealings to be beyond reproach. As a result, I tracked down the business that was still owed money by my former company and sent them a check for the proper amount. The owners were more than surprised they were amazed. They called not only to thank me but also to tell me that since the debt had been written off and removed from their financial records, they donated the payment to a local church. Without question, I could have overlooked the unpaid debt. It was a legally constructed corporate entity a business that no longer existed that technically owed the money. Since my personal finances were not involved in any way, legally I had no responsibility. That was what the letter of the law would have said. However, as a follower of Jesus Christ, committed to living and working with integrity, I could not use that excuse. The spirit of the law, I knew, would have said differently. How could I speak with and advise leaders in the workplace about honesty and integrity if I were not willing to hold myself to the same standards? In the Bibles New Testament, Ephesians 5:3 teaches, But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Gods standards as He reveals in the Scriptures often exceed the law, but if we are to be effective and credible as His ambassadors, it is essential for us to live accordingly. My purpose is not to put anyone under a guilt trip. However, if God brings to your mind something you have done that should be corrected or something you need to do I urge you to follow through on that as soon as possible. Even if it means going beyond what the law requires. You will not regret it. By Rick BoxxINTEGRETY MOMENTS Copyright 2013, Integrity Resource Center, Inc. Adapted with permission from Integrity Moments with Rick Boxx, a commentary on issues of integrity in the workplace from a Christian perspective. gives a biblical approach for doing business with integrity. Going Beyond What The Law Requires
10 -Edition 173 www.bocaratontribune.comCOMMUNITY NEWS Municipal NewsThe Boca Raton Tribune Boca Raton man Convicted in Most Lucrative Insider Trading SchemeBy CRA Media Group A Boca Raton resident and former hedge fund trader charged with what federal prosecutors called the most lucrative insider trading scheme in U.S. history, was found guilty recently, the Boca Raton Tribune has learned. Mathew Martoma helped his firm, Stamford, Conn.-based SAC Capital Advisors, earn more than a quarter billion dollars illegally through insider trading, authorities said. Martoma, 39, was found guilty Feb. 6 of two counts of securities fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud. Each fraud count carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison; the conspiracy charge carries a maximum sentence of five years. Prosecutors said that Martoma used negative confidential drug trial info in pharmaceutical companies Elan Corporation and Wyeth between summer 2006 and mid-July 2008. The fund, run by Steve Cohen, was then able to exit those positions and short those stocks avoiding losses of $276 million. Cohen was criminally indicted last summer on insider trading charges. Federal prosecutors charged the fund with criminal responsibility for insider trading offenses committed by numerous employees and made possible by institutional practices that encouraged the widespread solicitation and use of illegal inside information. As the jury unanimously found, Mathew Martoma cultivated and purchased the confidence of doctors with secret knowledge of an experimental Alzheimers drug, and used it to engage in illegal insider trading, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement. Martoma bought the answer sheet before the exam more than once netting a quarter billion dollars in profits and losses avoided for SAC, as well as a $9 million bonus for him Bharara said. In the short run, cheating may have been profitable for Martoma, but in the end, it made him a convicted felon, and likely will result in the forfeiture of his illegal windfall and the loss of his liberty, he added. Experts think Martoma could ultimately be sentenced to between seven and 10 years behind bars. In bringing the case, Bharara said the alleged insider trading occurred on a scale that has no historical precedent. Martoma becomes the 79th person convicted as part of Bhararas sweeping crackdown on insider trading on Wall Street. Bhararas office has not lost a single case. Federal prosecutors and agents repeatedly gave Martoma a way out, clearly willing to give him a deal in return for his cooperation in the federal governments epic insider trading investigation into Cohen. When federal agents first showed up and confronted Martoma on his Boca Raton lawn, pressing him to cooperate with them, he fainted, but he never agreed to cut a deal with the feds. Federal prosecutors were successful in their attempt to unseal documents related to Martomas 1999 expulsion from Harvard Law School for fabricating his academic transcript and then trying to cover his tracks by concocting evidence from a phony computer forensics firm. After his expulsion, Martoma changed his name, which previously had been Ajai Mathew Mariamdani Thomas, to Mathew Martoma. He later applied to, and was accepted by, Stanford Business School, where he earned an MBA. In the end, the Harvard episode was never introduced at the trial. Boca Raton Police BlotterOn 02-08-14 Michael Thomas was placed under arrest for domestic battery after he forcefully pushed (step-daughter) backward by her face causing minor injury to her upper lip. Thomas was processed at BRPD and later TOT to PBCJ. W/M arrested for poss of cocaine with intent to sell. TOTCJ Officer McInnis arrested W/M Tai Nguyen, W/M Daniel Sarfati, and 2 W/M/J`s for possession of marijuana <20 grams and possession of paraphernalia following a suspicious incident. Juveniles were released. W/M battered his girlfriend by shoving her multiple times causing her to fall to the ground and into surrounding furniture. B/M drove off the road. After welfare check and consent to search vehicle, he was found to be in possession of 0.9 grams of marijuana and was arrested under F.S.S. 893.13(6B). He was processed at the Boca Raton Police Department then TOT Palm Beach County Jail. Unknown person broke into the storage area of 2700 North Federal Hwy and removed four flat screen televisions. Burglary to Sonoco 1930 N. Federal Hwy sometime between 1900hrs on 2/8/14 and 0511hrs on 2/10/14. Cigarettes, car batteries and motor oil targeted, no suspect information. Report written. A residence was burlarized between 0740 and 1530 hours. No suspect description provided. Crime scene responded to process the scene. W/M Brian Arendt shoplifted two bottles of wine and a block of cheese. Whole Foods refused to prosecute. Arendt was issued a trespass warning
Edition 17311for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com www.bocaratontribune.com for news 24/7 go to delraybeachtribune.com Garlic Fest Two-Time Champ Chef Bruce Feingold (2nd from right) of Dada`s restaurant defend his title against Sous Chef AJ Benacquisto (2nd from left) from 32 East at the 15th Annual Garlic Fest recently. Each year more than 500 volunteers from at least 10 nonprofit organizations do the many behind-the-scene tasks to put on the festival, which is citys signature and arguably most savory event. This year, more than $500,000 would have been donated back to the organizations that staff the event. Photo by Lisa Estime. Village Academy Students Mark Black History MonthBy CRA News ServiceStudents at Village Academy in Delray Beach are discovering that without George Washington Carver, there might not be peanut butter, and if C. Spencer Pompey had not intervened, black teachers in Palm Beach County would not receive equal pay as their white counterparts and later equal number of days for black students. Throughout the month of February, the students are touring a Black History Museum where they are learning about black inventions and ordinary men and women, who struggled and won Nobel prizes, Olympic medals and a firm place in the annals of American history. `We created this opportunity to promote awareness of the myriad stories of triumph, accomplishment, patriotism and artistry of those who for decades were largely omitted from history texts and classroom discussions,` said Guarn Sims, principal of the school. `This exhibit is also attuned with Florida Academic and Learning Standards and provides programs and curriculum that are designed to entertain, engage and educate.` Teachers and community volunteers converted a portable classroom into the museum. The 30-minute presentations dubbed `Through the Years, a Slice of Black History` begin with one-minute profiles of a prominent person, organization or event, and are recorded specifically for that day. The second segment features a re-enactment of the lives of African Americans who changed the course of history. The 15-minute documentary was produced by former students in the KOP Mentoring Networks Summer Enrichment Project at Pine Crest School in Boca Raton. Perhaps the highlight of the exhibit is an interactive segment where the students will see actual artifacts that preceded modern day technology. `We will have a few living legends from the community to serve as presenters in this segment,` said Kyra T. Campbell, a first-grade teacher who had the vision to create the museum. `They will show the students what was used in the early years as well as what replaced them today.` The museum includes exhibits such as a lantern, a wash tub and a wash board from the Spady Museum and collections from area residents. Among the presenters will be Col. William Condry, (U.S. Army, retired) the first African American Delray Beach native to reach the rank of colonel. Others include community activist and funeral home owner Alfred Zack Straghn, who was instrumental in blacks getting on the police force as well as integrating the beach and Jacqueline Nobles, a Boynton Beach nurse who holds three patents for medical-related devices. Several residents from the community are serving as docents. The exhibit is sponsored by the S. D. Spady Museum, KOP Mentoring Network and CRA Media Group. For more information, call Kyra T. Campbell at 561-243-6100. Fire Breaks out at Local RestaurantBy Jason SchwartzA fire broke out at a Burger King restaurant early Tuesday in the western corridor of the city. Firefighters responded shortly after 7 a.m. to the blaze at Burger King restaurant, 5080 West Atlantic Ave., according to Capt. Kevin Saxton, Delray Beach Fire-Rescue public information officer. The buildings sprinkler system had extinguished the bulk of the fire when crews arrived but flames had extended into the roof vent system, Saxton said. The initial arriving unit was able to quickly extinguish the flames. No one was injured in the blaze, smoke filled the entire building and required ventilation before occupants could re-enter the restaurant, he added.
12 -Edition 173 www.bocaratontribune.com Delray Beach News Aordable Care Act Enrollment Fair at Pompey ParkBy Jason SchwartzHealth care consultants will be at Pompey Park Recreational Center on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. 4 p.m., to assist the public in signing up for insurance in the Health Insurance Marketplace. During the fair there will be an opportunity to speak to enrollment specialists, ask questions regarding current health care issues. Individuals should bring their social security number, employer name and income levels for entire household (information is on a current paystub or W-2 form), and if currently insured, all information on insurance, including the current policy number(s). Individuals should go to www. healthcare.gov to set up an account before their appointment. They should also call 561-400-3726 for an appointment.Recognizing and Speaking OutBy Clay RobinsonSince the beginning of mankind weve always had a focus on behaviors. Our behaviors are typically viewed as good or bad, depending on the mindset or common behavior of the person who is judging us. We know behavior has been judged when we consider Adam and Eve. As we speed to the current behaviors that we are seeing in our communities, we are required to judge or react to whats going on around us. This could mean being aware of suspicious actions of someone you know in your neighborhood, being aware of someone watching you when youre out shopping or living with someone who says or does something that requires your attention. I think most times when someone does something very bad, such as a violent crime there is someone who saw something or heard something, but did nothing. A large number of crimes are committed because of intent and a significant number of crimes are committed due to a diminished capacity or mental illness. In Florida, as compared to many other states, the level of mental health services for individuals ranks very low. For a long time families have been aware of problems in their home, but did not know where to go for help or simply turned their head. Ive spoken with many family members of clients Ive worked with and they are usually tired of the crisis situations in their homes. For most families when there is a member with mental illness there can be a wide range of behaviors that impact everyone. Sometimes the actions are very threatening or assaultive. It doesnt matter if its a parent or a child; even though a mature person with an aggressive behavior is usually in some other living arrangement. A person with mental illness might act out only in the community by having poor sexual habits, selfmedicating with drugs and/or alcohol or being easily influenced by others for an assortment of behaviors. The point is that parents and siblings often become very frustrated and angry at the ill person who has little or no help. For years while working in several residential facilities, my most difficult task was getting families to allow the ill person to come home for the holidays or have an extended stay. There are several efforts in place to help bring awareness to the lack of services and to help families learn how to identify behaviors. It is not easy to bring in strangers to help handle such a personal issue. Because of this view of privacy and the limited available services, there are behaviors in our homes and in our communities that can and should be treated differently. If no one speaks out, the problem is not identified until it blows up into a crisis moment. Years of untreated behaviors can culminate in police contact and legal action. When police arrive at a scene the outcome might already be out of hand. Now personally I believe there should be low cost or free behavior improvement centers similarly to the number of libraries we have access to. Such a center would be capable of interviewing anyone regarding any behavior for assessment and referring the person to the proper agency. This means that a responsible parent or a helpful neighbor would know that close by there is a place to go to get help. Before there are behaviors, sometimes there are words, lets respond positively and supportive when we hear or see things that should be mentioned. If a person is willing to cooperate the door is open for intervention. Free Tickets for Delray Beach Open Tennis ChampionshipsBy CRA News Service The City of Delray Beach will once again partner with the Delray Beach Open by the Venetian Las Vegas to offer complimentary grandstand seating tickets to all matches. One hundred tickets per session (total of 200 tickets per day) will be offered to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis. The Delray Beach Open will be held from Feb. 14-23 at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, 201 West Atlantic Ave. Complimentary tickets are limited to two tickets per person/ per day, either for the day or evening session. Tickets will be distributed in the lobby of Delray Beach City Hall, 100 NW 1st Ave., between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on the following days: Friday, Feb. 14 Complimentary tickets will be given away for: Friday, Feb. 14 evening session Saturday, Feb. 15 day and evening sessions Sunday, Feb. 16 day session Monday, Feb. 17 day and evening sessions Monday, Feb. 17 City Hall Closed in Observance of Presidents Day TICKETS WILL NOT BE DISTRIBUTED ON THIS DAY Tuesday, Feb. 18 Complimentary tickets will be given away for: Tuesday, Feb. 18 day and evening sessions Wednesday, Feb. 19 Complimentary tickets will be given away for: Wednesday, Feb. 19 day and evening sessions Thursday, Feb. 20 Complimentary tickets will be given away for: Thursday, Feb. 20 day and evening sessions Friday, February 21st Complimentary tickets will be given away for: Friday, Feb. 21 day and evening sessions Saturday, Feb. 22 day and evening sessions Sunday, February 23 day session Delray Beach will once again be treated to some of the worlds greatest tennis as it is the only tournament that features an ATP Champions Tour event and an ATP World Tour event in the same week at the same venue. Attendees will have an opportunity to not only see some of the current top-ranked players but also legends of the game, including Andy Roddick and Mats Wilander. The 2014 Delray Beach ATP World Tour field currently includes top players John Isner, Tommy Haas, Marcos Baghdatis, Kei Nishikori and the Bryan Brothers. For a complete list of tournament times and matches, visit www.YellowTennisBall.com or call 561-330-6000. For information on the Delray Beach Open complimentary tickets, call the City of Delray Beach Public Information Office at 561243-7190
www.bocaratontribune.com Edition 173 B1Section B The Boca Raton Tribune B Section B Once and AlwaysNew Yorks Catskill Comedians CelebratedENTERTAINMENTLets Be Cool!TONYS TIPS See page B2 See page B2By Skip Sheffield They are throwing a big Irish pub party through Sunday, Feb. 9 at the Arsht Center in downtown Miami. It is well worth the trip. Once is based upon the movie of the same name. The smallbudget Irish musical romance was my favorite movie of 2007. What made it so special was that the music was written by the two stars, who fell in love during screening. Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova are no longer a couple but their fairy tale romance lives on in the movie, directed by John Carney, and in the stage show, directed by John Tiffany with book by Edna Walsh. You know right away Once is a different kind of show, because the action begins before the show proper. The stage is set up as an Irish bar populated with singing, dancing musicians. The audience is invited climb up onstage and mingle with the musicians and even order a drink from a functioning bar. In the transition from movie to stage show there were several changes in the characters known simply as Guy (Stuart Ward) and Girl (Dani de Waal). Czech-born Marketa Irglova was only 17 when the movie was filmed. Irishman Glen Hansard was twice her age. The Girl is some years older than Irglova, closer in age to the Guy. As in the movie she has a daughter, but in the stage show she is older than the movies toddler. The Guy has a girl who has left him, but she has gone off to New York, not London. The Guy expresses his lovelorn vulnerable stage in his first song, Leaving. British singer-musician Stuart Ward has a beautiful singing voice and very fine acoustic guitar technique. Dani de Waal is also Londontrained, and like Marketa Irglova she plays piano while singing in exquisite close harmony with Stuart Ward the Academy Awardwinning theme song Falling Slowly. The wonderful thing about this production is that every character sings, plays an instrument and performs closely choreographed moves. The Guys Da (father) is played by bewhiskered Raymond Bokhour who plays a mean mandolin. There are two lady fiddlers (Erica Swindell and Claire Wellin); multi-instrumentalist Evan Harrington, who plays the hot-headed shop owner Billy; an accordion-playing mother of the Girl (Donna Garner), a cello and guitar-playing bank manager (Benjamin Magnuson) and an allpurpose guy named Svec (Matt DeAngelis) who plays guitar, mandolin, banjo, drums and percussion. With such a simple plot line, the play seemed padded over the movie, but if you love playing, singing, dancing and precision interaction, you should appreciate the eight Tony Award-winning Best Musical Once as much as I did. Tickets start at $26. Call 305949-6722 or visit www.arshtcenter. org.
www.bocaratontribune.com B2 Edition 173 Section B Entertainment Skip Sheffield Tonys Tips For Success Lets Be Cool! Tony HallThis begins our series on being Cool! Think about the coolest person you know. Now why is that person Cool in your mind? Are they wealthy? Popular? Successful? Get good Grades? Why are they Cool? What are the ingredients to being Cool? Lets start with the first Ingredient. Confidence. Today we are going to talk about an important second language. This language cannot be learned through Rosetta Stone. It is the art of reading and speaking Body Language. Lets visualize one of the most Iconic Superhero in American Literature. SUPERMAN. Every picture you see of Superman shows him standing tall, chest out, eyes looking up at the world. You can tell from the picture he is invincible, you never have to open a comic book. Just like you can tell a hero from body language you can tell a victim. Shoulders rolled forward, looking at the floor, unaware of your surroundings screams I am a victim. Lets do a quick exercise, right in your seat, say this as you do it. Shoulders Back, Chin Up, Eyes Straight Ahead! You almost get an instant feeling of power and confidence. You feel energized and ready to take on the world. Now do the opposite. Roll your shoulders forward, look down, put on a sour face. Did you feel that instant tired feeling? Confidence as self-defense. Your body posture will dictate how others see you. Attackers and bullies will watch their victims and choose the ones who appear to be the easiest target. Very few acts of violence or bullying situations are acts of random. Confidence as a success tool. The human mind is very much the most advanced computer on the planet. All computers occupy on 1 basic function. I/O or Input/ Output. What you put in your mind is what you will get out. If you want to be proactive you can also flip the script. Lets change the way we think. When we are followers the Input/output theory is perfect. Since most of us strive to be leaders and innovators we must change our thinking from follower to leader. Think Output/input. The way you present yourself, the way you carry your confidence visually will help others perceive you as a successful leader. By doing this you will attract other successful people, you will attract opportunities to help you succeed, and others will follow you. Fake it until you make it, and it will become real. Dont have confidence? Fake it. Even if you are having a bad day, faking the confidence will attract small victories. With each small victory, you will gain confidence and become invincible, Just like Superman!New Yorks Catskill Comedians CelebratedThe golden era of the Catskills may be over in New York, but the spirit of the great Jewish resorts continues here in South Florida in the form of the comedians who got their start in the Catskills and went on to become big stars and continue to tour. When Comedy Went to School is a 77-minute documentary film that examines the phenomenon of Jewish comedians. Through archival footage and contemporary interviews with such greats as Jerry Lewis, Jerry Stiller, Sid Caesar, Jackie Mason, Larry King and a very young Jerry Seinfield, the film answers the question, Why are there so many Jewish comedians? Robert Klein serves as host of this semi-academic examination of Jewish and Yiddish comedy. Comedy is a Jewish survival mechanism, explains filmmaker, comedian and playwright Mel Brooks. The Catskills were some place to be bad, says Jerry Lewis, who goes on to relate how we performed with his parents as a child to earn the family an extra $5 a night. Lewis began his career as a Catskill tummler who performed pratfalls. The first Catskill resort was a simple farmhouse owned by a family named Grossinger, who began taking in guests in 1914. At its peak in the 1950s, the Catskill resort area had over 500 hotels. Now there are just a handful. Television, cheap, fast travel and the Internet all contributed to the decline of this comedy boot camp. This film provides a nostalgic look back at the beginnings of comedians who have become household names. I was amazed to realize how many of the comedians I have interviewed and met, because South Florida and its condos and performing arts centers are a regular stop for comedians who continue to perform into very old age. The film can be seen at Living Room Theaters and Shadowood in Boca Raton and Movies of Delray. Rating: stars you shall plant trees. Leviticus 19:23 When you shall come to the land When you shall come to the land A tree has been planted in Israel A tree has been planted in Israel Show them you care... Plant a Tree in Memory of a Loved One and plant a tree in Israel as a living tribute of your loved one.
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www.bocaratontribune.com B4 Edition 173 Section B S P O T L I G H T Photos by: Barbara McCormickHonorees Feted at St. Jude Parish 21st Annual GalaCelebrants gathered in the Mount Carmel Banquet Hall on Saturday, January, 25th, to celebrate as a church family, and to honor and congratulate each of the St. Jude 2014 Honorees. An exciting evening of cocktails, fine dining, dancing to the Nello Masci Orchestra and gaming entertainment was enjoyed by all. Fr. Michael Kissane began the Awards Ceremonies by introducing Ronald and Kathy Assaf, winners of the Christine E. Lynn Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Award. As founding members of St. Jude Parish, the Assafs were honored for having shared their time, talent and treasure for over 30 years. Next, Fr. Kissane presented the Ronald G. Assaf Benefactor Award to Dr. Violeta and Dr. Vincent Chiong. The award recognized the Chiongs for assisting St. Jude Parish in the execution of its mission through spiritual, educational and financial endeavors for the past 27 years. The coveted Stewardship Award was won by Joseph and Alice Kraus, for their wholehearted dedication to the youth attending St. Jude School and Church. Miss Debra Armstrong, St. Jude School Principal, assisted Fr. Michael Kissane in presenting the symbolic Crystal Bowl to the dedicated couple. In closing, Gala Honorary Chairs David and Beverly Rolwing expressed appreciation to the Carmelite Priests, the 2014 St. Jude Honorees, Fr. Michael Kissane and Marie Leible, Director of Special Events. The St. Jude Parish, School and Mt. Carmel Banquet Hall are located at 21689 Toledo Road, Boca Raton. For information please phone: 561392-8172. Ronald & Kathy Assaf, Honorees; Beverly & David Rolwing, Gala Honorary Chairs Dr. Violeta Chiong, Dr. Vincent Chiong, Dr. Carmelita Espirito Glen, & Mr. Luke Glen Fr. Michael Kissane; Debra Armstrong, St. Jude School Principal; Alice & Joseph Kraus, Honorees
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B6 -Edition 173 www.bocaratontribune.com BOCA RATON TRIBUNE WORSHIP DIRECTORYFirst Congregational Church of Boca Raton 251 SW 4th Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33432 Phone: 561-395-9255 Website: www.churchofbocaraton.org St. Pauls Lutheran Church and School 701 West Palmetto Park Road Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-395-0433 Website: www.stpaulboca.com Center for Spiritual Living Boca Raton 2 SW 12 Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-368-8248 Website: Somboca.com Frontline Christian Center 901 W. Palmetto Park Rd Boca Raton FL 33486 561-706-5801 Website: www.frontlinechristiancenter.net First Baptist Church of Boca Raton 2350 Yamato Rd. Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-994-4673 Website: www.fbcboca.org Congregation Shirat Shalom PO Box 971142 Boca Raton, FL 33497 Services at Olympic Heights High School 561-488-8079 Website: www.shiratshalom.org Boca Glades Baptist Church 10101 Judge Winikoff Rd. Boca Raton, FL 33428 561-483-4228 Website: www.bocaglades.org Advent Lutheran Church and School 300 E. Yamato Road Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-395-3632 Website: www.adventboca.orgRevival Life Church 4301 Oak Circle Suite 11Boca Raton, FL 33431 Services at Don Estridge Middle School 561-450-8555 Website: www.revivallifechurch.org Grace Community Church 600 W. Camino Real Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-395-2811 Website: www.graceboca.org To have your church listed in the Boca Raton Tribune Worship Directory... Send your information to our mailing address at: Boca Raton Tribune, PO Box 970593, Boca Raton, FL 33497 Gala Goers Glow With $1 Million AnnouncementGala attendees at the recent Caron and Hanley Treatment Centers Glow Gala at The Breakers had more than a million reasons to shine. There was the attendance of nearly 500 supporters of the annual event which raises awareness and scholarship funds for substance abuse treatment at Caron Renaissance and Hanley Center. There was the rocking band that kept the floor jumping as the relaxed Palm Beach Chic dress code translated into creative moves on the jam-packed dance floor. There was the addiction is a disease; we are not ashamed message from Gala co-chairmen Liza Pulitzer and Nellie Benoit which hit home with so many in the Gala audience. There was the mouthwatering menu featuring a braised short rib on top of creamy gorgonzola polenta with a side of parmesan truffle fries which gave guests the strength to jump back onto the dance floor. And there was the magical deep sea dcor for the event with graceful floating jellyfish, evocative of Chris Leidys beautiful glowing photography selected for the invitation and evenings program. But it was the announcement by Carons Florida market president, Andrew Rothermel, which drew million-watt smiles and million decibel applause from the crowd. Rothermel announced a $1 million pledge from Rhode Island-based lifestyle brand, Alex and Ani and their Charity by Design division for Caron and Hanleys Lifesaver Scholarship Fund. Almost half of our patients receive scholarship assistance, said Rothermel, and as we continue to grow to serve more patients of all ages, our scholarship needs will increase. We applaud Alex and Anis leadership gift and glowing example. Alex and Ani CEO Giovanni Feroce, along with Charity by Design team members Dee Fraser and Theresa Block traveled from their corporate headquarters in Rhode Island to Palm Beach paradise to celebrate the milestone gift. Our Charity by Design division empowers non-profit organizations both on a national and local scale to reach their goals by sharing their mission through the power of positive energy and creative design, said Feroce. Our customized symbolic charms, like the Caron and Hanley butterfly, capture the essence of a charity by making it more accessible to the public while raising awareness and funds. The butterfly is one of our best-selling Charity by Design charms and we believe profoundly in the Caron and Hanley Treatment Centers mission to remove the stigma of addiction. We are happy to play a role in supporting their scholarships for women. Designer Carolyn Rafaelian, Founder and Creative Director, created the Butterfly charm for Caron and Hanley Treatment Centers as a symbol of transition and the rebirth that comes with recovery. A butterfly begins as a leafbound caterpillar and is transformed into a beautiful winged creature, free to take flight, said Dr. Rachel Docekal, Hanley Center Foundation CEO. With one in four Americans suffering from the disease of addiction, these funds will assist us in helping more families who otherwise could not afford the hope that comes with recovery. We take our role as a nonprofit community partner very seriously. Every decision we make is driven by our mission to help more people with innovative clinical programs to meet the needs of each patient, regardless of their age or gender, or severity of their addiction. In fact, as an organization, Caron and Hanley Treatment Centers gives away more scholarship support than any other provider throughout the country. Together, Caron and Hanley Treatment Centers comprise one of the largest and most comprehensive nonprofit addiction treatment providers in the country, focused on a 12-Step recovery program with a powerful clinical component. In South Florida, Caron and Hanley Treatment Centers operate lifesaving addiction treatment centers at Hanley Center, Caron Ocean Drive and Caron Renaissance in Palm Beach County; and Gate Lodge in Vero Beach. In another highlight of the evening, guests were inspired by a call from the heart by Bobby Leidy -Chris Leidys brother and son of Gala co-chairman Liza Pulitzer, to donate more than $110,000 to treatment scholarships on the spot during the evenings remarks. In addition to Gala chairs and Caron and Hanley Center leadership, as well as representatives from Alex and Ani, guests attending the Gala included: Barbara and Clark Appleby, Mark and Pam Begelman, Amanda Boalt, Bob Calhoun, Alex Coleman, Gala honorary chairman Mary Davidson and her husband Marvin, Sean Ferreira, Mary and Mark Freitas, Rick Grow, Amber Hopkins, Mary Jane and Mike Hanley, Susan Kirkpatrick, Lilly Leas, Kathy and Paul Leone, Molly and Frank Maguire, Yardley Manfuso, Danielle Moore, Renny Reynolds, Julie and Howard Rudolph, Jane and Larry Scheinfeld, Jack Staub; Cherie Toufanian, and Joanie and Paul Van der Grift.
Edition 17319for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com www.bocaratontribune.com BusinessThe Boca Raton Tribune Auto Repair Air Conditioning Engine Transmission Suspension Tires Alignment EXPERTS IN Theresa Minervini Named Sales Director at Covenant Village of FloridaTheresa A. Minervini has been named sales director at Covenant Village of Florida, a faithbased, notfor-profit, continuing care retirement community administered by Covenant Retirement Communities. She will report to Covenant Village of Florida Executive Director Domenica Wehmann. In her new position, Minervini will develop and implement a sales program for the retirement communitys 294 residential retirement apartments, which include studio, oneand twobedroom residences. In addition to residential retirement, the senior living communitys continuum of services includes 21 assisted living residences, 22 memory-support assisted living residences and a 60bed skilled nursing center. Minervini brings more than a decade of sales and related experience in the senior living industry. Before joining Covenant Village of Florida, she was the sales supervisor at Meadow Ridge, Redding. Conn. Prior to that, she was the sales director at The Club at Briarcliff Manor, a CCRC in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. Minervini has an associates degree in business management from Westchester Community College, Valhalla, N.Y. She lives in Boca Raton, Fla. Celler Law, an innovative and cutting-edge personal injury law firm and a subsidiary of The Celler Organization, a diverse organization designed to help businesses increase revenue, has partnered with FAU's Owl TV and Radio to promote student safety and legal information to students who may be faced with an injury or have insurance questions that need to be answered right away. Founder and CEO Bobbie Celler prides himself on helping people in difficult situations. In 2005, his mother was involved in a tragic automobile accident that left her with permanent brain damage. Because of this personal experience, Celler Law was realized and Bobbie's unique and innovative law practices have catapulted him to success not only as an attorney, but as someone who truly cares about his client's well-being. Celler Law has vast knowledge in Motorcycle, Auto and Personal Injury cases. All this knowledge and experience is now going to be directed at educating students at FAU through a 30-second television commercial and a 30-second radio commercial for a period of one year. Students will have an opportunity to understand how the legal process works to avoid and prevent being taken advantage of by receiving free legal resources in a trusted environment. This can help prepare students for the future in case of any unfortunate accident that may occur. Additionally, Students can obtain a free E-book at CellerLaw.com titled; "The Creative Mind" This is a practical guide offering students' daily exercise for expedited success in life.Personal Injury Lawyer Partners with FAUs Owl TV and Radio on Boca Raton Campus
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Edition 17321for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com www.bocaratontribune.com Real EstateThe Boca Raton Tribune Joshua Carlson Joshua Carlson has been a Real Estate Professional/Broker-Agent in the state of Florida for 14 years. He has a passion for educating his clients and walking them through the home buying/selling process. If you have any real estate related questions or topics you would like to hear about, he can be contacted at 561-929-8874 or JoshCarlson.RealEstate@gmail.com Do I chose a Realtor to sell my home?In todays Real Estate Market, it can become a bit of a blur to know why to hire a Realtor to assist you with the sale of your home. People can resist retaining a Realtor, as they have this pre-conceived idea that they will lose money due to paying out commissions. This actually cannot be farther from the truth. Let me explain why Realtors have been so successful over the Generations.. 1) When you need Legal papers drawn up, the chances are that you are going to hire an Attorney. Why do you and I both do this? Reason being, that the Attorney is schooled and experienced in this field! Well, Realtors need to be placed in a similar light. Realtors are Skilled Negotiators, who have Market Knowledge and Training in writing Contracts that are ethical and ensure your best interests. 2) A Realtor should be in tune with the Market in which you are selling your home. Pricing the home right, and negotiating the strongest contract for you will help to get you a higher sales price and justify the commissions you are paying. A seasoned Realtor can help you get the top dollar for the least amount of inconvenience, and also help guide you with the entire process from Start to Finish. There are a lot of things going on or I like to say moving parts at the same time within a real estate transaction. 3) Before making improvements or sinking additional money into your home to sell it (maybe you thought you would have to update bathrooms, or switch out the carpet). It is best to talk to a Local Realtor first, as they may indicate that the improvement will not give you a return on your money, so they may suggest that you sell your home just the way it is. 4) Realtors enter your home into the Multiple Listing Service, which immediately gives every Realtor within the Tri County region access to your Listing for their clients. This is tens of thousands of Realtors!! Make sure your Realtor is a member of The Board of Realtors as this is a governing body over Real Estate Agents, and they monitor and maintain rules and guidelines to protect you, the Consumer. Always do your homework when hiring a Realtor they are not all the same. If you need a list of questions to ask them feel free to send me an email (JoshCarlson. RealEstate@gmail.com) or give me a call 561-929-8874. Or if you are trying to sell your home yourself I can help you by giving you some information. We both have the Same Goal in mindFinding a Buyer and Getting Your Home Sold for Top Dollar! Homes Inside and Out The Boca Raton Tribune
22 -Edition 173 www.bocaratontribune.com Boca Raton Residential Home Summary Statistics: December 2013 Dec. 2013 Dec. 2012 % Chg 2013 YTD 2012 YTD % Chg Absorption Rate 5.98 8.59 30.38 6.7 9.62 30.35 Average List Price $ 775,912 $ 647,172 19.89 $ 531,319 $ 497,934 6.7 Median List Price $ 350,000 $ 319,000 9.72 $ 289,000 $ 249,900 15.65 Average Sale Price $ 351,221 $ 336,206 4.47 $ 352,156 $ 311,120 13.19 Median Sale Price $ 256,000 $ 212,000 20.75 $ 230,000 $ 182,000 26.37 Average CDOM 93 138 32.61 125 149 16.11 Median CDOM 50 65 23.08 59 75 21.33 Provided By: Joshua Carlson, International Realty of Florida, LLC Source: FlexMLS Comparison Chart: Declining Rate: inventory of homes is decreasing as more homes are being sold than are coming onto the market Rising Rate: more inventory of homes coming onto the market than there are buyers willing to buy at the market prices Absorption Rate Trends: Sellers Market: 1 to 6 months supply of homes Homes Sell Quickly Balanced Market: 6 to 9 months supply of homes Transitioning Period Buyers Market: More than 9 months supply of homes Homes Do Not Sell Quickly Real Estate Market Mover: Boca Raton Rates and Trends Is the Current Inventory Growing or Shrinking?Is Boca Raton Home inventory growing or shrinking? That is the question many people would like to know. By analyzing the absorption rate we can determine the inventory levels and what direction the market is heading. We can also determine whether it is a Buyer or Sellers market. Dont worry if these terms sound foreign to you. I will break it down into a way you will understand and then tell you where the current inventory level is for the Boca Raton area. ABOUT ABSORPTION RATE: What is absorption rate and what does this tell us about the local market? Absorption rate is the rate at which homes are sold in the local market during a specific given time period. In other words, the rate shows show how many months it will take to completely sell the supply of homes on the market. Knowing this rate will help you track trends within the real estate market. There are 2 ways you can use the absorption rate as an indicator. By looking at this number it can indicate, on average, how long it will take a home seller to sell their home. For example, a high absorption rate indicates that a home seller will sell their home in a shorter period of time. Another way to use this rate as an indicator, is that you can compare the absorption rates to a previous time period. When doing so, the rate indicates how the inventory is reacting as homes are being sold. For example, a declining figure indicates that the inventory is decreasing as more homes are being sold which indicates homes are selling at a faster pace and less of a time frame. Home developers use this indicator to know when it is a good time to start building new homes. This calculation does not take into account the new homes that come onto or enter into the market. The absorption rate is calculated by dividing the total number of available homes by the average number of sales per month for a designated period of time. BOCA RATON SUMMARY: What does the absorption rate tell us about Boca Raton Real Estate Market? For the Boca Raton area in December 2013 we have about a 5.98 month supply of homes on the market as compared to approximately a 8.5 month supply of homes in December 2012. What does this mean? This means we have a declining absorption rate. With 5.98 months of supply, we are in a Sellers Market and on the border of a balanced/transitioning market. If market conditions do not change and if no new listings come on the market it will take 5.98 months for the current inventory to sell at the current pace of the market. Compared to 12 months ago, right now inventory of homes is decreasing as more homes are being sold than are coming onto the market. For your neighborhood or local area absorption rate you can contact me at 561-929-8874 or JoshCarlson.RealEstate@gmail. com.
Edition 17323for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.com www.bocaratontribune.com ColumnistsThe Boca Raton Tribune Michael H. Gora has been certified by the Board of Education and Specialization 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 can be reached at email@example.com. FAITHBy Robert J. Tamasy DIVORCE FLORIDA STYLEBy Mike Gora Robert J. Tamasy is vice president of communications for Leaders Legacy, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. A veteran journalist, he has written Tufting Legacies (iUniverse); Business At Its Best: Timeless Wisdom from Proverbs for Todays Workplace (River City Press); and has coauthored with David A. Stoddard, The Heart of Mentoring (NavPress). For more information, see www.leaderslegacy.com or his blogs, www.bobtamasy.blogspot.com and www. bobtamasy.wordpress.com. The Power Of ConnectivityConnectivity has become one of the most powerful words in todays business and professional world. With the Internet, email, text messaging, online tools like Skype and video conferencing, and other technological resources, we can connect instantly with staff, clients, vendors and consultants regardless of where they happen to be around the globe. Smart phones have become increasingly important in this connectivity revolution, affording the luxury of communicating whenever and in whatever ways we desire. We can even actually talk directly to each other if we want to! But no matter how it is done, effective communication remains central to the process. Especially when it comes to matters of a common mission, a shared vision, or a collective desire to disseminate an urgent message. Sometimes, even with the wonders of technology, the importance of the message the who, what, how, when, why and how of presenting it calls for participants to convene in one location where they can interact face-to-face. This is why on Sept. 24-28, 2014, CBMC will be engaging in a different form of connectivity. On those dates, CBMCs global leadership will convene at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. The CBMC World Convention, the first since 2010 when it was held in Singapore, will attract many hundreds of business and professional people from every continent. They will arrive united by the goal of telling others about the good news of Jesus Christ and helping them understand how faith in Christ dramatically transforms the workplace, as well as everyday life. The theme for the Convention is One God. One World. One Global Marketplace. One Gospel. This aligns with the exhortation Jesus gave His followers: ...you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). In the 21st century the marketplace is truly global, transcending boundaries of culture, language, politics, economics and ideology. So the potential and opportunities for spreading the message of Jesus Christ have become greater than ever. At the same time, this mission is not without challenges. For this reason CBMCs international leaders with gather for teaching, training, inspiration and mutual encouragement. Speakers for the event will include: Internationally known evangelist Luis Palau; Bob Doll, chief equity strategist and senior portfolio manager at Nuveen Asset Management; Pat Gelsinger, a leading authority on business technology; award-winning sociologist and educator, D. Michael Lindsay, the president of Gordon College; and Mark Miller, bestselling author, communicator, and vice president of organizational effectiveness for Chick-fil-A. Awardwinning vocalist Steve Green will be the worship leader. For more information about the convention, program, daily schedule, World Center Marriott, the city of Orlando, and to register for the event, visit this web link: http:// worldcon14.cbmc.com Hebrews 10:23-25 gives strong motivation for this 2014 World Convention: Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another and all the more as you see the Day approaching.One of the best divorce lawyers in Florida, and absolutely the funniest from the podium is Cynthia Green of Miami. Every year about this time Florida divorce lawyers are invited to a seminar in the Orlando Area. This year about 1400 of us showed up, gathered in one huge room at the Lowes Pacific for a couple of days and listened to a parade of presenters on various subjects. A few of the speakers attempted to weave some humor through their presentations, but without coming close to Cynthia, the Joy Behar of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar. For the last twenty years the delightful Ms Greene has reviewed with us the most important appellate decisions of the Florida Supreme court and our District Courts of Appeal of the year. As usual Cynthia picked on various members of the Bar and Bench, many of whom were in the room, pointing out their faux pas, as she presented her annual awards to the dumbest husband, wife, and lawyer of the year. Even some judges could not escape her rapier wit. She noted that in one case in another state one attorney had filed papers mistakenly suing himself. Cynthia annually closes the program as the presenters know the power of her performance will keep us laughing, coming back and informed.CYNTHIA GREENE
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28 -Edition 173 www.bocaratontribune.comSportsThe Boca Raton Tribune US Womens National Team Blast Past Russia 7-0 in Boca RatonBy: Pedro Heizer It took a little bit of time, but when the scoring began the floodgates opened and Russia did not know what hit them. Behind the two-goal efforts from midfielder Carli Lloyd and forward Christen Press, the U.S. Womens National Team defeated Russia 7-0 at FAU Stadium. From the opening minute it was clear that the USWNT was superior to the Russia in almost every way, however, the team was not able to capitalize. Heather OReilly was dominant in the right side but was unable to score at the start. Luckily in the beginning of the game, I was happy to get a lot of opportunities on the outside, explained OReilly. I wish we could have converted some of those early chances. It took us a little bit longer to put one away than we would have liked, but we stayed persistent and we kept good habits, and thats how we saw goals come our way. Then, in the 29th minute Carli Lloyd split a pair of Russia defenders and saw herself right in front of the goal. Lloyd sent a rocket past Russian keeper Elvira Todua in the upper right corner to the first goal of the afternoon. That [goal] kind of knocked the steam out of Russia, explained USWNT head coach, Tom Sermanni. Russia defended well for the first 20-25 minutes and made life difficult for us. Three minutes later, the Americans were once again in the scoring end after OReilly, who dominated the right side the entire first half, found herself in the right place after a cross was deflected by Russias Marina Pushkareva. I found myself in the middle of the box when a lot of times Im sort of on the back side as an outside player, explained OReilly. The ball was just bouncing around and I was able to pounce on it the way I see some of my teammates so every single day in training. And, today was my turn, so I feel good about that. After that, it seemed as if the floodgates were opened as the USWNT went on a scoring tear courtesy of Lloyd, Christen Press, Sydney Leroux, and Abby Wambach. Lloyd scored her second of the game after bringing down a pass from Stephanie Cox with her chest. Lloyd then dribbled past the entire left side Russian defense and let it rip up the left corner of the coal to give the US the 3-0 going into halftime. Lloyd was outstanding, praised Sermanni. I thought from the center of midfield, she dominated the game from in there. The great thing is our two central midfield players did [dominate the game]. Their positioning and movement of the ball, I thought was outstanding. [Carli] deserved a hat trick there and some more goals in the second half. It wasnt so much about just getting in the result. I thought some of the habits and some of the things weve been doing in training really came into the game today. I was really pleased about that. The second half was a lot more of the same, as the Americans scored three goals in the timespan of 10 minutes. In the 51st minute, Carli Lloyd sent a cross in the box that found the head of Christen Press to make it 4-0 for the USWNT. Three minutes later, Lauren Holiday crossed to a cutting Sydney Leroux who was able to fight off a defender, as she lunged for the ball and cut it past Todua in the left post to make it 5-0. In the 59th minute, a Ali Krieger cross was deflected by Todua, and Press was first to the rebound to tap it home for a 6-0 lead. Already up by six goals, Coach Tom Sermannis side never let up the pressure for a minute, attacking as hard in the second half as they did in the first. As if to add salt to the wound, he introduced the countrys leading scorer, Abby Wambach, in for Press in the 59th minute to make sure the Americans continued to pressure the visitors. Wambach saw an Amy Rodriguez cross skip clear through the Russian back line where she tapped it into an empty net in the 67th minute to extend the margin to seven goals. With the win, the USWNT extended its unbeaten streak at home to 79 games (69-0-10) and extended its overall unbeaten streak to 41 games (35-0-6), dating back to March of 2012. We feel awesome, explained OReilly of reactions after the match. Its cool and rewarding when you see things from the training pitch translate to games and to goals. Were happy with some of our growth right now, and obviously, the score. We scored some really fantastic goals today. Its exciting.Bobcats Head to Third-Straight State Final Four AppearanceBy: Pedro HeizerIf you had told coach Marcello Castillo at the beginning of the season that his Bobcats would be making their first state final four appearance since winning the title in 2010, he would have called you crazy. After losing 13 seniors from last season, nine of which signed with colleges to continue not only their soccer dreams, but their education, Coach Castillo would have simply been content with a team that could stay above water and be around the .500 mark. Coming into this season I was just hoping we would be a .500 team, confessed Castillo. But this team has taken up the challenge and have responded in a big way. This season we won game 1-0, or 2-0, continued Castillo. Whereas last season we were winning those games 5-0, or 6-0. This seasons team is completely different than the one from last year. This team has stuck together through everything, said captain Tomer Bitton, who has been a trialist at European-side Real Madrid. To be going to the state final four is a great honor not only for me, but for the entire team. The Bobcats surprised this season as the team went 23-1-2, in route to their third straight Regional Championship, and 12th straight regional title, something that Castillo wasnt expecting from this years squad. With a state final four appearance on the line, the Bobcats were flawless last Friday night. Bitton, who leads the team in goal with 27, led the way with two goals and an assist in the Bobcats 4-0 victory over Fort Pierce Central. Their opponent in the semifinals on Friday are the East Lake Eagles (23-3-1), who upset Newsome to earn its first final four appearance since 1998. Josh Page, who transferred to the school before last season, leads the Eagles on the pitch. This season, the Senior has 30 goals and six assists. In his two years at the school he has 96 goals. We know what they know about us, said Coach Castillo about the East Lake Eagles. We know who their leading scorer is, but thats about it. We dont how they play, or their system. But that doesnt scare Castillo. Its refreshing to go into the state final four and play somebody you havent played yet. As the Boca Raton Bobcats prepare for Melbourne, Coach Castillo always remembers them about the Three Hs. Healthy, hungry, and humble, explains Castillo. This team has character, they have something to prove since they were are not expected to even be here. The Bobcats take on East Lake at 5:30 on Friday, February 14 in Eastern Florida State College, Melbourne. The winner will then play either Oviedo or Miami Columbus on Saturday at 5:30 for the state championship.
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30 -Edition 173 www.bocaratontribune.comSports FAUs Brittany Bowe Competing at OlympicsBy Stephanie BihrBrittany Bowe always dreamed of becoming an Olympian, but never thought shed compete on the ice at least not until the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Four years after watching familiar faces from the in-line skating world compete in Olympic speed skating, the Floridian and former FAU point guard heads to Sochi hoping to become the first American woman to win a speed skating medal since 2002. Watching the games lit a fire inside of me and from that moment on, I knew I wanted to go after my dream of being an Olympian, said Bowe. In July 2010, Bowe left the beach and ocean breezes of Boca for the snow-capped mountains of Salt Lake City, Utah. Shed never set foot on ice, but was determined to turn her in-line skating skills into gold medal potential. Just three and a half years later, she broke the world record for the womens 1,000 meters. The 25-year-old Ocala native grew up competing in two sports she loved equally. When she wasnt in-line skating she was dribbling and shooting layups on the basketball court. As a young competitor she captured 32 world championship medals in in-line skating and earned a full scholarship to play basketball at FAU. Having the opportunity to not only play Division-I basketball but to also receive a college education for free is something I will be forever grateful for, said Bowe. From the moment I stepped on campus, I knew FAU was the place for me. Bowe credits much of her success to the encouragement and support she received as a student athlete at FAU. The universitys eighth leading basketball scorer remains close with former teammates and coaches who along with the rest of the FAU family have showered her with support on social media. I wouldnt trade my experience at FAU for the world, she said. Playing four years of basketball and earning my degree from FAU is something that will always remain close to my heart and paved the way to where I am today. Bowe says shes still adjusting to the winter weather. Going to the beach is listed as her favorite activity on her official Team USA profile. Maybe next time she comes home to warm up and soak up some Florida sunshine shell have a medal or two to bring along.FAUs Kevin Alexander Named To NCBWA Preseason Stopper Of The Year Watch ListFlorida Atlantic University baseball senior Kevin Alexander has been named to the initial watch list for the 10th annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award. The award is given annually to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I baseball. Alexander, one of the 2014 team captains, won three games with a 2.89 earned run average in the 2013 season. He recorded 44 strikeouts in his 53.0 innings of work, allowing just 49 hits and 20 runs last season. At the conclusion of the regular season, the Division I national saves leader and four other relief pitching standouts will be selected as finalists by the NCBWA and released prior to the start of NCAA Super Regional tournament competition. The NCBWAs All-America Committee will select the winner, with this years recipient to be announced during the 2014 College World Series. The FAU baseball team has been predicted to finish second in the 2014 Conference USA standings, as selected by league coaches. The Owls open their season on Saturday, Feb. 15, with a home doubleheader against Notre Dame. First pitches are scheduled for 1 and 6 p.m. at the FAU Baseball Stadium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. For ticket information, call 1-866-FAU-OWLS or visit FAUsports.com.Womens Basketball Alum Lisa Kerney Joins ESPNBy Olivia Coiro Former Lynn University womens basketball student-athlete Lisa Kerney has been named the newest member of ESPN. Beginning Monday, February 24, Kerney will appear as a studio anchor on various shows across several ESPN platforms. A member of the Fighting Knights from 2002-04, Kerney was honored as the Scholar Athlete of the Year as a senior where she majored in broadcast journalism. Here is the official announcement from ESPN: Prior to joining ESPN, Kerney had been at WCBS-TV in New York, serving as sports anchor for CBS 2 News This Morning since January 2012. She had also been at MLB Network where she was a sports contributor/reporter (October 2010-December 2011). We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to add someone as talented and engaging as Lisa to our world-class team of studio anchors, said Rob King, Sr. Vice president, SportsCenter and News. Previously, Kerney was at KINGTV in Seattle (October 2005-10) serving as weekend sports anchor and Northwest Sports Tonight host. She was also responsible for the national highlight segment of The Jim Mora Show, which aired after every Seattle Seahawks game. She received the Montana Standard 2005 Peoples Choice Awards: Top Choice for Best Sports Reporter, and Best TV Personality, while sports producer/reporter/anchor at KXLF-TV in Butte (September 2004-05). A native of Kansas City, Kerney is a graduate of Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., where she majored in broadcast communications and was point guard and captain of the womens basketball team. Her husband, Patrick Kerney, played for the Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons. They have two daughters.
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