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Community comes together to help the needy
Su s gBoca Raton residents and
S- -- neighbors proved their gen-
erosity once again by par-
ticipated in several holiday
AR ATON gift drives this year, includ-
S ing the U.S. Marines Toys
FIRE RESC C for Tots campaign, Carou-
sel Day at Sugar Sand Park
sponsored by the Boca Ra-
ton Rotary Club West and
Boca Raton Rotary Club
Sunset to benefit the Wayne
Barton Study Center and
Boca Hel-ping Hands, and
Shopping for Soldiers Inc.
"Toys for Tots" program to aid wounded veterans.
See stories and photos in-
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of the Week
Plans are established by
seeking advice; so if you
wage war, obtain guidance.

Proverbs 20:18

Paul Triviabits
By PaulPaquet

Ever wonder where all
those names for cooking
pasta come from? Carbo-
nara comes from the Ita-
lian word for "coal," pro-
bably because of the black
pepper added to it. Prima-
vera is from "springtime,"
in reference to all its veg-
gies, just as marinara re-
fers to seafood. Amatrici-
ana comes from the town
of Amatrice, and puttan-
esca is from Naples slang
for streetwalkers.

Who was defeated by a
dead man, former Mis-
souri Gov. Mel Carnahan,
in a 2000 Senate race?
A) John Ashcroft
B) Condi Rice
C) Donald Rumsfeld
D) Tom Ridge

Previous answer: The
RAF credited carrots for
its success in the skies.


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Safety tip from

Boca Raton Police

Boca Raton police safety tip
O. We're going away for the holidays. Should we stop
our mail and newspaper delivery?
A: Nothing tells a criminal you're not home like a pile of
mail and newspapers. A better option would be to have
a responsible neighbor pick up the items. By doing so,
you put fewer people on notice that you are away, there
will be activity at the home, and the neighbor can check
on the security of your home when picking up the mail
and newspaper.
Crime and safety questions are answered by officers from
the Crime Prevention Unit. For more information, visit

Boca Raton Police blotter

Resident advised that sometime after 0100 hrs on 12-08,
an unknown persons) entered her apartment while she
(and two other roommates) were sleeping and stole a 40"
Apex LCD TV, several DVDs, and $100 cash. She said
the slider was left unlocked.

The victim reported that someone stole her purse and
its contents from the passenger seat of her courtesy car
while she was pumping gas at a station on West Glades
Road. The video footage shows a black male in a red/
orange Toyota committing the act. Value of items missing
set at $3,600


BOCA RATON The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Of-
fice reports that a man died early Wednesday, Dec. 15
when his car plunged into a canal at Via Ancho and Boca
Rio Road, a PBSO report says.
The driver, identified as Charles Scher, 53, was pro-
nounced dead at West Boca Medical Center, said Media
Relations Officer Eric Davis.
PBSO was notified of the crash at 8:17 a.m. Davis sai
the accident may be the result of a medical event. The
investigation is ongoing.

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your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you.
If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for
a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on
time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages,
money, and property may be taken without further warn-
ing from the court.
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an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney,
you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you
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legal services from a nonprofit legal services program.
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County tax collector lists holiday

hours and schedule of services

Palm Beach County Tax
Collector Anne Gannon
has listed her holiday office
hours along with a sched-
ule of services through the
end of the year.
Dec. 22, offices close at
noon. No driver licenses
will be issued at any loca-
tions on Dec. 22.
Dec. 23 and 24, Christmas
holiday offices closed
Dec. 31, New Year's Day
holiday, offices closed.
Dec. 31, last day to receive
3 percent discount on 2010
property taxes; last day
to submit 3rd installment
payment for 2010 property
taxes; last day to renew
registrations of mobile
homes and last day register

trucks over 5,000 pounds,
truck-trailers, semi-trailers
& automobiles for hire
which carry nine or more
Payments can still be made
online at www.taxcollec-
torpbc.com or through the
mail. Payments should
be mailed in the envelope
provided with your tax
notice to: P.O. Box 3353,
West Palm Beach, FL
33402-3353, ATTN: Prop-
erty Taxes.
If paying by mail, prop-
erty tax payments must be
postmarked by December
31 in order to receive the 3
percent discount or to meet
the deadline for the 3rd in-
stallment payment.

Fire destroys vacant clubhouse at
former Executive Golf Club in

Boca's North End

fighters said a million
dollar blaze destroyed the
clubhouse of the former
Executive Golf Club in
Boca Raton's north end
early Sunday, Dec. 12.
The blaze broke out about
8 a.m. at the clubhouse
at 7601 E. Country Club
Blvd., said Public Infor-
mation Officer Frank Cor-
He said a large column
of black smoke was seen
from as far south as Pal-
metto Park Road and 1-95.
Crews, he said, arrived
to find heavy smoke and
flames at that location.
Firefighters used elevated
master streams as well as
numerous hand held lines
to fight and extinguish the

A portion of East Country
Club Boulevard and Hid-
den Valley were closed
while fire crews fought the
early morning blaze.
No injuries were reported
and the cause of the fire is
under the investigation by
the State Fire Marshal's
Office, Correggio said.
Officials estimate the dam-
age at more than a million
The once-thriving North
Boca club went out of busi-
ness in 2006. A developer
had once eyed the course
for a housing complex, but
plans for that fell through
due to neighborhood op-
position and the declining
Continued on page 4

Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie seeks

re-election to Boca City Council

Haynie, a member of the
Boca Raton City Council
and also deputy mayor, has
announced she is running
for re-election when city
voters go to the polls on
March 8, 2011.
Haynie is currently serving
her fourth term on the coun-
cil. She was a member from
2000 to 2006 and was elec-
ted again in 2008.
"The recent mid-term elec-
tions showed that voters
want smaller government,
lower taxes, fiscal respon-
sibility and ethical repre-
sentation and that's what I
stand for," said Haynie. "I
am proud of my record and
look forward to continuing
my commitment to Boca
Bill Hager, a former coun-
cilman who was just elected
state representative in Dis-
trict 87, said, "I have worked
with Susan Haynie on the
Boca Raton City Council
and she is one of the most
dedicated, hard-working and
outstanding people in our
community. Susan has al-
ways had strong support
from the business commu-
nity, neighborhood leaders
and city employees. She is
truly a representative for the

entire community."
Haynie has served on se-
veral state and regional
boards, including the Flo-
rida Metropolitan Planning
Organization, Treasure Coast
Regional Planning Coun-
cil, South Florida Regional
Transportation Authority and
as president of the Palm
Beach County League of
A Florida native and a 38-
year resident of Boca Raton,
she is a graduate of Lynn
University and holds certi-
fication in Traffic Enginee-
ring Studies from Georgia
Institute of Technology and
Northwestern University.
Haynie is a state licensed
general contractor and a co-
mmunity association mana-
She has been an active in
the community, serving on
several boards including the
Zoning Board of Adjust-
ment, Planning and Zoning
Board, Federation of Boca
Raton Homeowners Associ-
ation and St. Paul Lutheran
Church Property Commit-
tee. She is also a member
of the Board of Directors
of Boca Helping Hands and
serves on the CERT Team.

Mayor Susan Whelchel to seek

second term as city's chief



city's 33rd mayor, incum-
bent Susan Whelchel,
plans to seek re-election in
the March 8, 2011 city bal-
loting, she told the Boca
Raton Tribune.
She said she expects to is-
sue a statement about her
candidacy early in the new
Whelchel began her tenure
of public service in 1995
when she was elected to
city council. She was re-
elected in 1997 and 1999
and served as deputy may-
or from 1999 to 2000. She
was vice chairman of the
Community Redevelop-
ment Agency (CRA) from

1996 to 1999.
After being term limited
out in 2000, she served on
the Palm Beach County
School Board. She was
then re-elected to Boca Ra-
ton city council in March
2003 and 2005. She has
served as city council dep-
uty mayor for the periods
of 2003-2004, 2005-2006
and 2006-2007.
Whelchel has resided in
Boca Raton for more than
30 years. She has a BA
degree in political science
and has completed post
graduate course work at
Florida Atlantic University
and Nova Southeastern
Among her accomplish-
ments, Whelchel was a
leading advocate for cre-
ation of the Don Estridge
High Tech Middle School
on the historic IBM cam-
pus. As chairman of the
CRA, she was influential
in the conversion of the
former cartoon art muse-
um in Mizner Park into a
retail and cultural facility.

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AJC celebrates 40 years of service

in Palm Beach County

The American Jewish Com-
mittee marked its 40 years
of service to Palm Beach
County with a celebration
at the Cohen Pavilion at the
Kravis Center, West Palm
Beach, on Dec. 2 that drew
more than 100 guests.
David Makovsky, Ziegler
distinguished fellow and
director of The Washington
Institute for Near East Po-
licy's Project on the Middle
East Peace Process, spoke
on the topic of "2011: A
year of Decision in the
Middle East."
The evening's Chairs were
Elyssa Kupferberg and Leo-
nard Greenberg. Richard
Davimos was recognized
as a founding member of
the AJC's regional office.
The American Jewish Com-
mittee has been an integral
part of Palm Beach County
for 40 years. Twenty years
ago, it officially opened
its doors in Boca Raton as
the Palm Beach County re-
gional office.
More than 25 years ago,
AJC helped begin the Ca-
tholic-Jewish dialogue in
South County between St.
Joan of Arc Church and
Beth El Synagogue. The
two houses of worship are
located across the street
from one another in Boca
Founded in 1906, the A-
merican Jewish Committee
seeks a secure Jewish fu-
ture in a more just world by
advocating for Israel, fin-
ding common ground with
other religious and ethnic

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groups and safeguarding
human rights. AJC has ac-
cess to key decision makers
around the country and the
AJC advocates behind the
scenes and in public forums
aimed at changing hearts
and minds to secure greater
peace, freedom and mutual
respect. AJC addresses the
most difficult, dangerous
and critical issues facing
the world today. It conti-
nues its efforts to promote
pluralistic and democratic
societies where all minori-
ties are protected. AJC is an
international think tank and

advocacy organization that
attempts to identify trends
and problems early and
take action.
Anniversary sponsors in-
cluded The Adolph and
Rose Levis Foundation,
FPL, BNY Mellon Wealth
Management/ Elyssa Kup-
ferberg, Gary Betensky/
Richman Greer, PA., Keith
Braun and Richard Comi-
ter/Comiter, Singer, Bese-
mer & Braun, PA., Gary
Walk/ Casey, Ciklin, Lubi-
tiz, Martens & O'Connell
and Lisa B. Beers / Premier
Planning Group II, Inc.

Fire destroys vacant
Continued from page 3
The building has been van-
dalized, and, at one point,
neighbors demanded that
the owner erect fences to
keep out trespassers.

Credit Photos by:
Frank Correggio, Dave
Woodsi-de, Gary Sweden-
borg and Jay Bell

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2011 A KI W '" N A

The Rotary Club of Boca Raton takes pride in announcing the
2011 OPAL Awards Honorees
Dr. David Robbe (Education)
Jerry Fedcle (Healthcare/Medicine)
Emily Lilly (Civil Service)
Flossy Keesley (Lifetime Achievement Award)
Arlene & Jim Sdafani (Private Sector)
Marta Batmasian (Community Service)
Co-Chairs: Ingrid Fulmer and Neil Saffer

Please join us to honor these Outstanding People and Leaders
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Boca Pointe Country Club
6:30 p.m. Reception
7:30 p.m. Dinner, Dancing, Auction and Awards Ceremony

For Information and to purchase tickets:
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FAU Sat., Nov. 6,2010
Peter Nero
Two-time Crammy
Award-winning pianist
Peter Nero blends classical,
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Tovah Feldshuh
Out of My Mind
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Theatre Fans, and four
Tony nominations.

PBSC Fri., Jan. 7,2011
FAU Sat, Jan. 8, 2011
Bobby Vinton
He started with his first hit
release "Roses Are Red" in
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more #1 records than any
other solo male artist.

PBSC Fri., Feb. 4,2011
FAU Sat., Feb. 5,2011
Leslie Uggams
From Harlem to Broadway,
The American Song Book
This Tony and Emmy
Award-winning performer
will delight your senses.

PBSC Fri., Mar. 4,2011
FAU Sat., Mar. 5,2011
Lorenzo Lamas
A Romantic Evening
Lamas croons in a baritone
that is reminiscent of Dean
Martin. He is not just a pretty
face he sings well, too.

Florida Sunshine POPS Orchestra
SWith World Famous Conductor/Arranger
Richard Hayman and Full Orchestra

FAU Sun., Nov.14,2010
PBSC Mon&Wed, Nov.15&17
Viva Italia...
The Mob Hits
Featuring a great mix of
Traditional Folk and Modern
Italian music. Music of
Dean Martin, Al Martino
and Jerry Vale.

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PBSC Mon&Wed, Dec. 13&15
Behind The Mask
Broadway featuring
the music of
Andrew Loyd Webber
Music from today's
Broadway shows.

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PBSC Mon&Wed, Jan.17&19
Club Swing
Five by Design
Where the music's hot,
the drinks are cool
and the legend lives

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Ginger Rogers
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A Tribute to
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The Original Jersey Boy
Nineteen top ten hits and
over one hundred million
records sold.

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he f ,ota Raton Eribune
Founded January 15, 2010
Our Writers/Reporters and Columnists

By Dale King

All is calm, all is bright but not for long

The holidays, as the very
secular Charles Dickens
once said, should be filled
with good cheer, and peace
to men on earth.
Unfortunately, it's rarely
the case.
I was hoping the 2010 sea-
son would be one of joy
and the sharing of friend-
ship and fellowship. I
should have known some-
thing would come along
to muck it up. I just didn't
realize it would come from
the Catholic League for
Religious and Civil Rights
in New York.
In an article posted on the
Internet, the League said:
"In 2009, some Florida
Christians petitioned the
city of Boca Raton to in-
clude a creche in the city's
holiday displays, but were
rebuffed. Now, they are
being told to display the
manger scene in the center
of the downtown area in
the city's Sanbom Square
Park. It admits to display-
ing in the lobbies of public
buildings 'city-owned dec-
orations,' which include
the menorah."
Catholic League president
Bill Donohue says this dis-
criminates by allowing a

Jewish religious symbol,
the menorah, while pro-
hibiting a Christian reli-
gious symbol, the nativity
OK, let the fights begin.
Drag out the old picket
signs. And let's start the
religious battles. Oh,
good, just in time for
Maybe I'm just from that
laissez-faire era, but I've
always believed that com-
munities should celebrate
the holidays Christmas
and Hanukkah mainly -
any way they want. The
Constitution says they
don't really have to do
anything since freedom
of religion can also mean
freedom FROM religion.
For me, the real irony
in this argument about
whether to put up a na-
tivity scene or whether
anyone's sandals will be
stepped on if we only put
up snowmen and Santas -
goes back many years.
Consider this. In 2010, the
Catholic League of New
York is excoriating Boca
for not having a nativity
scene although I under-
stand there actually is one
in Sanbom Square.

I spent a lot of years in
the city of Pawtucket, R.I.
I worked for that city's
newspaper for 28 years be-
fore coming to Florida.
And while Pawtucket is
mainly known for only
two things the Pawtucket
Red Sox and the headquar-
ters of Hasbro the city,
some years ago, fought a
pitched battle, an expen-
sive and nasty holiday
knock-down, drag-out, to
have a nativity scene on
the grounds of City Hall.
In fact, Pawtucket made
national news when the
city took its case all the
way to the U.S. Supreme
Court in its effort to get
the OK to have a nativ-
ity scene. It was such an
important issue that the
newspaper sent a reporter
to Washington, D.C. to
cover it. (Not a usual thing
for a small town paper
with a tight budget).
I don't recall what hap-
pened in D.C. But I do
know that one of the local
civic groups which owned
a small park adjacent to
City Hall gave the city
permission to set up the
nativity scene there. That
seemed to settle the rancor.

Ratchet forward a few
years. A Jewish family
lives across the street from
our house here in Florida.
Every year, they put up a
lighted menorah and a Star
of David in blue and white
lights. It's there right now,
for example, and it's very
beautiful. I see it every
time I walk out at night.
For at least the past couple
of years, it has been van-
dalized. Last year, when
I saw a sheriff's cruiser
parked outside their yard,
I knew they were reporting
it as a hate crime as well
they should.
Is it any wonder that when
I hear people singing about
peace on earth, about shar-
ing the spirit of the sea-
son, I can't help getting
irritated? It doesn't matter
if you read the Torah or
the Bible. It doesn't mat-
ter if you believe Christ
is the Messiah or whether
the Savior is yet to come.
If we can't get along with
each other, then how can
we truly carry out the mes-
sage of our Maker to love
one another as we would
have them love us?

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By Douglas Heizer

Community deserves a big

'thank you' for Carousel Day donations

There's nothing like a
child's smile to brighten
the day of a parent or other
We saw an awful lot of
smiles this past weekend
during the fourth annual
Carousel Day at Sugar
Sand Park.
The Boca Raton Rotary
Club West and Rotary Club
Sunset joined forces again
to sponsor the toy collec-
tion day. People coming
to the carousel that day
brought an unwrapped toy
for a needy child and in
return, they and their chil-
dren could ride the carousel
for free and enjoy hot dogs
and hamburgers with all the
I wanted to wish special
thanks to Marianne Mir-
rione, Steve Laine, Dep-
uty Mayor Susan Haynie,

Councilwoman Constance
Scott, Allu Sheik and Vale-
ria Zazula for their contri-
So many toys were brought
in. But so many toys are
needed because a lot of
families are going through
hard times. Many, many
thanks to those who gave.
We are particularly grate-
ful because we know how
difficult it is for everyone
to get by in this recession
- and the holidays will be
tough on a lot of people.
But many children who
would not have received a
toy or other gift for Christ-
mas will be able to unwrap
a toy on the morning of
Dec. 25. I'm sure there
will be even more smiles
that day.
No children should suffer
with a lack of gifts when so

many others are enjoying a
multitude of toys and pres-
ents stacked under large
Christmas trees.
Not only do we want to
thank donors, but also
Boca Helping Hands and
the Wayne Barton Study
Center for helping to get
the toys to the children.
Here's something else to
be thankful for. Christmas
comes only once a year.
But Boca Helping Hands
and the Wayne Barton
Study Center are here 12
months of the year, assist-
ing people at the holidays,
and in spring, summer and
fall as well.
I guess we should all be
grateful that we have them.
To everyone, a happy holi-
day and best wishes for the
New Year.


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Living and Acting Organized

Persons are best served
who plan their day's activi-
ties. Much more can be ac-
complished when people
organize themselves and
operate within that plan.
God has given humankind
twenty-four hours each new
day, which can be divided
realistically for maximum
Bodies and minds need rest
for greater productivity the
next day. Therefore, it is
good that one enjoys a reg-
ular number of hours per
night for sleep, preferably
encompassing the same ap-
proximate number of hours
each time.
Once morning arrives, the
best thing is to keep mo-
ving with a sense of ur-
gency, since once the hours
pass, they shall never be-
come available to us again!
In order for anyone to bene-
fit from the moments of any
new day, the best approach
is to have the projected ac-
tivities outlined in a pro-
gressive, ongoing fashion.
Thus, waking up at a pre-
planned hour will normally
lead one into the bathroom

for a quick use of the same.
The next half hour, or what-
ever length of time one de-
termines, before other ac-
tivities demand attention,
the best option is to devote
to a time of mental prepa-
ration for all that lies ahead.
This may be followed by
bath or breakfast, depen-
ding on what preference
one chooses for first place.
Realistically, after much or all
of the preceding is achieved,
a new day may commence.
The person has awakened,
used the shower, had break-
fast, got dressed. If physi-
cal exercise is part of one's
early day that can be easily
incorporated at the time of
one's choosing.
From whatever angle one
begins the day, each hour
slot may be filled with
the activities projected or
planned for that day, which
more than likely include
one's daily work, fulfilling
the tasks already scheduled.
Even though life is so "dai-
ly" it needs not be monoto-
nous if one plans it well. The
greatest benefit is that much
more is accomplished when

the day is organized and
planned, than if one just
lets life happen.
No one will ever be cheated
of the best things life can of-
fer by being organized, by
planning even the minutest
details of a day's operation.
And due to observing regu-
lar sleep hours, one's mind
will always be fresh, rested
and creative for extra oc-
currences which otherwise
would not happen. There
will be no unduly "huff-
ing and puffing" because
things are being performed
within the best time-frame,
and with extra time to spare
in case of emergencies or
other unexpected events.
The important detail is to
maintain the above consis-
tent, day in, day out. We
don't need to subordinate
ourselves to other people's
demands if we keep our
own calendar up-to-date
and adequately organized
for maximum effective-
ness. God gave us time
to be good stewards of it!
Those who do it get ahead
and move into genuine tri-
umph in life!

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He is a writer, a sought-after conference speaker a man who lived in five continents of the 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.


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What we've been waiting for...Authentic Chicago

Food has finally come to Boca!

Created on the South Side
of Chicago, in the Itali-
an enclaves around what
used to be the Stockyards,
the classic Chicago Italian
Beef Sandwich is a unique
variation on the French Dip
Sandwich. It is available in
hundreds of "joints" around
the city, and rarely found
beyond its vicinity...until
now...behold the arrival of
Maxies Grill in Royal Palm
Place, right in the heart of
Downtown Boca Raton.
Nobody knows for sure the
inventor, but the recipe was
popularized by Pasquale
Scala, a South Side butcher
and sausage maker.
Italian Beef is made by
slowly roasting lean beef
on a rack above a pan filled
with seasoned beef-based
stock. Then it is sliced
paper thin, soaked in the
juice for a few minutes, and
layered generously, drip-
ping wet, onto sections of
Italian bread loaves. The
meat is topped with sauteed
green bell pepper slices and
giardiniera, which is usu-
ally a spicy hot blend of
chopped serrano peppers,
carrots, cauliflower florets,
celery, olives, herbs, salt &
pepper, packed in oil and/
or vinegar. Finally, juice is
spooned over the toppings,
making the bread wet and
chewy. At Maxies, the beef
is juicy and very tender, the
gravy is rich and flavorful,
and that's their secret. Their
shoestring and sweet potato
fries are positively first rate,
and make the perfect ac-
companiment. By the way,
most Italian beef joints of-
fer a "combo," which also

has a grilled Italian sausage
nestled in with the beef, and
Maxies is no exception.
And for you hot dog lo-
vers out there? Oh, do they
have something special for
you! A Chicago Style Hot
Dog. A Chicago Style Hot
Dog is more than just a
Hot Dog; it's a taste sensa-
tion with the perfect blend
of toppings. So, what ex-
actly is a Chicago Dog? A
Chicago Style Hot Dog is
a steamed all beef hot dog
topped with yellow mus-
tard, bright green relish, on-
ions, tomato wedges, pickle
spear or slice, sport peppers

and a dash of celery salt
served in the all-important
steamed poppy seed bun. It
is never boiled, but slowly
simmered using steam heat.
Some people, like me, love
to have these dogs grilled (at
Maxies they call it "char")
before they are placed in
the bun. Vienna Beef Hot
Dogs are probably some of
the best tasting dogs you
will ever experience. Over
80% of hot dog vendors in
Chicago proudly serve Vi-
enna Beef Hot Dogs, and

Maxies follows in that same
tradition. They come in reg-
ular and "jumbo" sizes...
opt for the jumbo and you
won't be disappointed as it
has a nice "snap" when you
bite into it. Not into having
your dog with "the works"?
Fear not, as you have other
yummy topping choices:
chili, cheddar and even chili
For the salad lovers out
there, and there are plenty
of you, Maxies offers the
"Create Your Own Salad".
This is no ordinary salad of-
fering, as you will see from
the list of toppings avail-

able: Artichoke Hearts, Ba-
con, Bean Sprouts, Beets,
Black Beans, Blue Cheese,
Broccoli, Carrots, Cau-
liflower, Celery, Cheddar
Cheese, Corn, Cranber-
ries, Croutons, Edamame,
Eggs, Egg Whites, Feta
Cheese, Fried Onions,
Garbanzo Beans, Green
Peppers, Hearts of Palm,
Jicama, Mushrooms, Moz-
zarella Cheese, Olives, On-
ions (Red), Peas, Raisins,
Roasted Red Peppers, Sun-
flower Seeds, Sun Dried

Tomatoes, Tofu, Tomatoes,
Wasabi Peas, Water Chest-
nuts, and Zucchini. And get
ready for this... their "Take
It To The Max" salad lets
you have any number of
toppings for only $ 7.50!
For those of you with young
kids, Maxies offers a kid's
menu called "Mini Maxi's"
that offers everything from
chicken fingers and burgers
to grilled cheese sandwich-
es and mac and cheese.
And for dessert, you ask?
Check out their Maxi Chill
menu...frozen yogurt with
your choices of: Fresh
Fruit: Banana, Blueberries,
Blackberries, Grapefruit,
Kiwi, Mango, Pineapple,
Rasberries, Strawberries,
Watermelon; Candy-Nuts-
Cookies: Carob, Chocolate
Chips, Chocolate Sprinkles,
Graham Crackers, Gummy
Bears, Marshmallow, Gra-
nola, M&M, Oreo, Raisins,
Rainbow Sprinkles, Sliced
Almonds, Trail Mix, Va-
nilla Wafers, Yogurt Chips;
Cereals: Captain Crunch,
Fruity Pebbles, Trix, Golden
Graham, Cinnamon Toast
Crunch, Rice Krispies, Go
Lean Crunch (Kashi).
The prices at Maxies are
surprisingly reasonable, and
the portions quite large.
Maxies is located in Royal
Palm Place at 500 Via De
Palmas (#79) and they can be
reached at 561-394-8800.
You owe it to your tastebuds
to pay them a visit, because
that's all it will take to turn
you into a "regular"...sav-
vy students at FAU have
"fueled up" for their final
exams here, and now it's
your turn to discover this
neighborhood "gem".

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Holiday shopping spree brings in $80,000 worth of gifts for Marines'

'Toys for Tots' program

Rearl from left, are Danielle Gibson, Kathy Gibson, Sharon
Lambert, Taylor DiPietro. Front, from left, are Camille Zywc-
zyk, Emma McCarthy, Jordan Lambert, Julia Lambert.

Front, from left, are Michael DiPietro, Patrick Casto, George
Stavropolous, Michael Gibson, Jr, Michael Gibson, Sr Rear
from left, are Mark Raiger Jay DiPietro, Michael McCarthy

\,1.'I. a from left are Lt. Col. Aaron Marx, Lt. Col. Michael
Bracewell, Mark Raiger Jay DiPietro, Stan Deck, Michael
DiPietro, Sgt. Billy Meyer GySgt. David Shumaker

Story, photos by
Barbara McCormick

Management Association
of America (CMAA) Sem-
inole Region Charity Golf
Committee conducted its
annual shopping spree
recently that brought in
$80,000 worth of gifts to
benefit the Marines' "Toys
for Tots" program.
As in the past, children
of club managers vol-
unteered to shop for the
gifts. At 6 o'clock on a
recent Sunday morning,
children and parents filled
the shopping carts at Toys
R Us with musical instru-
ments, sports equipment,
bikes, tricycles, trucks and
wagons, stuffed animals,
books and games.
"The goal of 'Toys for
Tots' is to deliver a mes-
sage of hope that will build
self-esteem and motivate
needy children to grow
into responsible, produc-
tive, patriotic citizens and
community leaders," said
Committee Chairman Jay
DiPietro, manager at Boca
West Country Club.

Rear, from left, Jay DiPietro, Michael DiPietro. Front,
from left, Taylor DiPietro, Jack Lambert

From left are Gracelyn Comans, Emma McCarthy, Lauren
Raiger Madison Edwards

To date, the Seminole region has donated more than
$430,000 worth of new toys.
The gifts were delivered to Marine Headquarters for dis-
tribution throughout Palm Beach County.

Palm Beach County shelter kicks off

holiday Pet Toy Project

Palm Beach County Ani-
mal Care & Control has
kicked off its 18th Annual
Santa Paws & Claws
Shelter Pet Toy Project.
Officials are asking resi-
dents to help a shelter dog
or cat find a new home
for the holidays. They can
also donate a new toy for
a homeless animal during
the Santa Paws & Claws
Pet Toy Project. This year's
project runs through Janu-

ary 7, 2011.
Having toys helps keep
shelter pets happy, healthy
and playful; therefore mak-
ing it easier for them to find
loving homes. Here is the
shelter's Wish List:
For cats: Cage-sized, card-
board cat scratchers, play
amice, ball play toys, treats,
Kuranda pet beds.
For dogs: tennis balls,
Nylabones, Kong toys, pet
food puzzles and treats (no

All types of haircuts
Ihot Iowcl Shaves

Toys can be mailed or deliv-
ered to Palm Beach County
Animal Care and Control,
Attention: Pet Toy Project,
7100 Belvedere Road, West
Palm Beach, FL 33411.
Lobby hours are Monday
through Friday from 11 a.m.
to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Have Heart" Benefiting the Lynn Heart & Vascular

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A specially created work
of art will be unveiled at
"You've Gotta Have Heart,"
a musical extravaganza
to benefit the nationally
ranked Christine E. Lynn
Heart &Vascular Institute
at Boca Raton Regional
Hospital. The Hospital part-
nered with the Boca Raton
Museum of Art/The Art
School for the creation of
the original art that will
serve as the signature ima-
ge for the event, which
takes place March 5, 2011
at the Keith C. & Elaine
Johnson Wold Performing
Arts Center at Lynn Uni-
versity. Christine E. Lynn
and James J. Morris, M.D.,

Medical Director of the In-
stitute, will be the honored
Students at The Art School
were invited to submit their
interpretation of "You've
Gotta Have Heart," and the
members of the Steering
Committee selected the
winning entry. The artwork
will be displayed during the
event and incorporated into
the event promotional ma-
terials and invitation.
The committee selected a
colorful abstract created
by Damaris Schneider of
Boca Raton. The work is a
Monotype/chine colle with
pastel. Damaris speciali-
zes in large scale, abstract

paintings and is particular-
ly influenced by color and
shapes, creating an expres-
sionistic mood within all
her art works.
"You've Gotta Have Heart"
will feature the songs and
dance of the 50s, 60s and
70s. Tickets are $250 per
person, and a portion of the
ticket price is a tax deduc-
tible donation. Individual
and corporate sponsorship
packages are available.
The Lynn Heart & Vascular
Institute, which opened in
2006, has been ranked #1 in
cardiac programs and car-
diac surgery for the state of
Florida in 2011 by Health-
Grades, the leading inde-

pendent health care ratings
organization. The Institute
boasts the area's top car-
diothoracic and vascular
surgeons, cardiovascular
specialists, interventional
cardiologists, and cardi-
ac specialists. This excep-
tional level of care provides
area residents with the
critical treatment they need
to ensure world class heart
care right here in South
For additional information
about the Heart of Boca,
"You've Gotta Have Heart"
performance tickets or spon-
sorships, please call the Boca
Raton Regional Hospital
Foundation at 561.955.4142.

Joan Wargo, co-chair "You've Gotta Have Heart" Steer-
ing Committee; Rebecca Sanders, director The Art School;
Damaris Schneider artist; Eydi Lampasona, art instructor;
Chickie Silver member "You've Gotta Have Heart" Steer-
ing Committee, pose with signature art created for the mu-
sical extravaganza. The March 5 event will celebrate the
5th Anniversary of the Christine E. Lynn Heart & Vascular
Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital.

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Toy drive a great success thanks to community effort!
BOCA RATON The community came ;' n i, this Sun-
2day, Dec. 12, with Boca Helping Hands, Rotary Club
Boca Raton West and Sunset, and Wayne Barton Study
S- Center to bring C h, J'1,,,,, to needy children across the

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Holiday Street Parade
BOCA RATON Hundreds ofpeople from Boca Raton and
beyond turned out Dec. 8 for the annual Holiday Street
Parade along North Federal Hi -hi, i from SE 8th Street
toMiznerPark. Community businesses, churches, schools
and civic organizions were invited to participate. The line
ofmarch included more than 40floats. The eventwas spon-
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Shopping for Soldiers Inc. readies


By Marc Kent

Judging Legal Sea Foods

Legal Sea Foods has one
of their 31 restaurants at
6000 Glades Road in Boca
Raton's Town Center Mall
(561-447-2112) and true to
their tradition, have a fine,
consistent source of sea-
food and other offerings.
Chef David Morel oversees
an eclectic menu including
the following:
Raw oysters from 4 or 5
regions, fresh and delicate
on their bed of cracked
ice can be had from just
a single oyster to a dozen
at market price while raw
clams littlenecks and/or
cherrystones can be had by
half dozen or dozen. The
"Treasures of the Reef',an
assortment of shellfish can
be ordered for 2 4 or 4 -8
diners. Shrimp cocktails,
steamers and mussels are
other "seafood bar" offer-
Five soups are listed, we
tried the smooth and rich
New England clam chow-
der with or without a
splash of rum or sherry is
a delight with its bit of a
bite. The light clam chow-
der, though, we found to be
quite weak in taste and tex-
ture. We also tried a cool,
tasty and chunky yellow
gazpacho very, very nice.
Their five salads include a
ceasar with a fine dressing
over cut lettuce, a chopped
Greek salad with diced ol-
ives, cucumber pieces, to-
matoes, chick peas and feta
which was a great combi-
nation plus a tortilla, apple
and goat cheese salad with

avocado, roasted red pep-
pers and a tasty chipotle
orange dressing!
Appetizers such a "Le-
gal Experience" include
raw tuna sashimi, steamed
wontons, a generous shrimp
cocktail as well as a deli-
cious sweet and soft crab
cake. We had a trio of
calamari ranging from a
gentle Montauk style to a
spicy Rhode Island style
then to a very spicy Thai
version. Each has its own
merit and each delicious.
Other listings include a hot
lump crab dip with seafood
chips, Caribbean coconut
shrimp, New England fried
clams, popcorn shrimp and
shrimp wontons.
We sampled the "Fisher-
man's Platter" a spec-
tacular collection of fried
shrimp, scallops, calamari,
clams and scrod with
French fried potatoes and
cole slaw their tastes com-
ing through the coatings.
Cioppino, with its seven
ingredients, falls short on
flavor perhaps due to a
dull, flavorless light to-

mato broth. Chef agreed
and asked us to try their
bouillabaisse in the future.
We returned a week later
to sample the dinner por-
tion of a fine presentation
of clams, mussels, shrimp,
crab legs, scallops, grouper,
calamari and potato in an
excellent tomato and fish
stew soup-like base. It was
a huge portion of interwo-
ven tastes that rival the of-
ferings of fine New Orleans
Items under "Surf, Turf and
Beyond" include a surf &
turf in various combina-
tions, a vegetarian box of
Asian stir-fried veggies, an
8 ounce filet mignon and an
oven roasted herbed chick-
Steamed or baked stuffed
lobsters from 1.25 to 2.50
pounds abound larger si-
zes available too. There is
a fabulous new New Eng-
land lobster bake a cup of
chowder, a plate of steam-
ers, mussels, chorizo, corn
on the cob and a steamed
lobster all at market price.
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By Dale M King

been a busy year for Neal
And unlike Santa Claus,
he isn't even close to being
Bellinger has been keep-
ing in close touch with the
Boca Raton Tribune with
information and new twists
and turns in his quest for
money to finance the Shop-
ping for Soldiers Inc. Holi-
day Gift Basket Program
Founder and director of op-
erations for Shopping for
Soldiers, Bellinger emailed
his special thanks to the
city of Boca and Mayor
Susan Whelchel for donat-
ing the proceeds from the
Dec. 18 dress-down day to
the organization. "The city
employees come dressed
down and donate either $3
or some items for our bas-
kets," he said passionately.
In conjunction with that
event, he asked Assistant
Fire Chief Daryl Scott
if collections could be
dropped off at local fire sta-
tions. "He said yes." So,
Bellinger called to deliver
the good news to the Boca
Raton Tribune.
As a result, donations can
be left at the following fire
*Fire Station 1, 1151 North
Federal Hwy
*Fire Station 2, 903 West
Palmetto Park Road
Fire Station 3, 100 South
Ocean Blvd
*Fire Station 4, 351 West
Yamato Road
*Fire Station 5, 2333 West
Glades Road
*Fire Station 6, 1901 Clint
Moore Road

gift baskets for vets

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*Fire Station 7, 3001 West
Yamato Road
*Fire Station 8, 190 SW
18th Street
Bellinger founded Shop-
ping for Soldiers Inc. in
2008. The two-year-old or-
ganization provides Palm
Beach County injured sol-
diers and homeless veter-
ans with needed items. The
merchandise is placed in
gift baskets and distributed.
This year, the deliveries
will be made on Dec. 22
to the Community Living
Center located at the VA
Medical Center in West
Palm Beach. Donations
will also go to the Fisher
House facility a place for
families to stay while their
loved ones are receiving
medical care at the VA.
"We do the baskets, we do
Publix gift cards, we give
rides, we do whatever is
needed, whatever they
need, and we try to provide
for them. Can we always
do it? No, but we help as
much as we can. We have
three or four different pro-
grams during the course of
the year that we use to build
toward our holiday gift bas-
ket program that allows us
to pack and distribute these
baskets," said Bellinger,

who said the baskets con-
tain everyday needs from
food to gift cards.
Bellinger said Theresa
Ringel, who manages the
Fisher House, "told us
Shopping for Soldiers is
helpful." It provides sup-
port for the families and
items needed by the veter-
ans. Shopping for Soldiers
volunteers also visit to pre-
pare meals, which is very
important. "Food is very
comforting," said Bell-
inger. "And when someone
comes in and makes a re-
ally nice home baked meal
for a family that they can
sit down and eat, it's very
much appreciated."
The group's founder said
he hopes for more commu-
nity support. "We would
like people to know that
there is a tremendous need
for people to get involved
to try to make a difference,
even if it's just to provide
toothpaste, even if it's just
to volunteer some time, just
any way that they can help
us to provide these needed
items for these soldiers
would be a Godsend."
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Toy drive a raging success thanks to community effort!

By Sam Tett

community came together
this Sunday, Dec. 12, with
Boca Helping Hands, Ro-
tary Club Boca Raton West
and Sunset, and Wayne
Barton's Study Center to
bring Christmas to needy
children across the city.
The effort was a team
one; Sugar Sand Park of-
fered free carousel rides,
hamburgers, and hot dogs
to anyone who came with
and unwrapped toy for the
drive; volunteers wrapped
the gifts as they came in,
and a magnificent dinner
was later provided at the
Wayne Barton Study Cen-
ter, where Santa Claus ap-
peared to present the col-
lected toys to delighted
children. In addition, Boy

Scout Troop 337 has con-
tinued to collect toys for
the needy children even
after the fact, in hopes of
continuing the flow of
goodwill in Boca.
"The Annual Boca Help-
ing Hands/Wayne Barton
Study Center Christmas
Dinner for Pearl City is
one event that the entire
community anticipates
and supports," said Boca
Helping Hands Executive
Director, James Gavrilo.
"The food was donated by
local congregations, the
volunteers came from all
across Boca Raton, and of
course the Rotary rallies
behind the toy collection."
The event was certainly a
success, as evidenced by
Gavrilo's fond recollection
of the day's culmination:
"The best part of the day

is seeing the faces of the children when Santa arrives.
While over 300 people enjoyed a festive Christmas Din-
ner, well over 150 children received presents from Santa
Claus. Anyone who doubts that there can be peace and
brotherhood on earth needed to be at the dinner on Sun-
day! "

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By Skip Sheffield

Festival of the Arts BOCA will

be back for fifth season

Festival of the Arts BOCA
will return for a fifth season
March 4-12, though with
a somewhat scaled-down
schedule and younger, less
famous artists.
"A city must have a cultural
arts component in order to
be a world-class commu-
nity," stated Boca Raton
Mayor Susan Whelchel at
a press conference at the
Mizer Cultural Arts build-
ing. "A cultural component
is vital to the success of any
community. It is fun to see
Festival BOCA is younger
this year."
At the youthful end of the
spectrum, the phenomenal
10-year-old operatic sopra-
no Jackie Evancho will per-
form with the Young Stars
of the Metropolitan Opera
at the Festival finale on Sat-
urday, March 12.
Instead of the costly Rus-
sian National Orchestra,
the Festival has engaged
the much more reasonable
Boca Raton Symphonia
Orchestra, which also gives
a boost to the local musical
Festival BOCA 2010
might not have happened
at all without the generos-
ity of Richard and Barbara
Schmidt and the Schmidt
Family Foundation.
"We provided seed mon-
ey to make the Festival
possible," revealed Dick
Schmidt. "The city has
stepped up its role, too, by
taking over the amphithe-
ater. We would hate to see
the Festival fall victim to

Boca Symphonia patron Marlene Forkas with conductor
Philippe Entremont. The Symphonia willperform in the
2011 edition of "Festival of the Arts BOCA "

The Festival begins at 7
p.m. Friday, March 4 with
the traditional Future Stars
Competition of young per-
formers, presented by the
Rotary Club of Boca Ra-
ton. The literary compo-
nent begins at 4 p.m. Satur-
day, March 5 with a talk by
Kate Walbert, author of "A
Short History of Women,"
in the Cultural Arts Center.
The Canadian Brass head-
lines at 7:30 p.m. Saturday
in the Amphitheater.
Literature continues at
4 p.m. Sunday, March 6
with Kevin Bleyer, Emmy
Award-winning writer for
The Jon Stewart Show
and author of "Earth: The
The musical component
continues at 7:30 p.m. Sun-
day with the American de-
but of Montenegro classical
guitarist Milos Karadaglic,
As the literary program is
a "work in progress," the
Monday, March 7 author
is to be announced. At 7:30
p.m. Monday evening Bal-

let Hispanico debuts.
The Latin theme continues
at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
with Piano Latino, featur-
ing veteran Eddie Palm-
ieri, Dominican Grammy
Award-winner Michael
Camilo and Cuban-born
Alfredo Rodriguez, 24, dis-
covered by Quincy Jones at
the 2006 Montreaux Jazz
Improvisational genius pia-
nist Gabriela Montero of
Venezuela plays classics
and takes requests at 7:30
p.m. Thursday, March 10.
An author is to be an-
nounced for Friday, March
As the Russian National
Orchestra is not touring this
year, the Boca Raton Sym-
phonia is providing live
music for the family movie
classic "The Wizard of Oz"
at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Distinguished writer-in-
residence Doris Kearns
returns at 4 p.m. Saturday,
March 12 and the Festi-
val finale, "A Night at the
Opera" stars Jackie Evan-

cho and the Young Stars
of the Metropolitan Opera
with the Boca Raton Sym-
phonia, under the baton of
famed French pianist/con-
ductor Philippe Entremont.
Individual tickets are $35-
$125 and packages are
available. Call 561-368-
8445 or 866-571-ARTS
or visit www.festivaloft-
Things are Not Idyllic
in "Hemingway's Garden
of Eden"
Ernest Hemingway never
wanted his "Garden of
Eden" to be published.
Nevertheless, his final
novel was published post-
humously in 1986. Now
it is a movie, starring Jack
Huston as the Hemingway-
like World war I veteran
and young novelist David
Bourne, Mena Suvari as his
young, wealthy, reckless
wife Catherine and Cateri-
na Murino as the couple's
sexy, seductive Italian
friend, Marita. It is show-
ing at FAU's new Living
Room Theaters.
The newlywed young
American couple is enjoy-
ing life bombing around the
French Riviera in a 1927
Bugatti sports car Cath-
erine bought for David.
They rent a seaside villa for
the season, and Catherine

Dynamic young singer
Jackie Evancho will per-
form at Festival of the Arts
BOCA in March 2011.

soon grows bored and rest-
less while David attempts
to write.
One afternoon Catherine
shows up with Marita in
tow, and Catherine practi-
cally dares David to have
an affair with the Italian
A menage a trois develops
with predictably unhappy
Mena Suvari is no longer
the dewy-eyed doll she was

in "American Beauty," and
with her hair chopped off
and bleached platinum, she
looks fairly ridiculous. Jack
Huston looks even sillier
with his platinum hair and
dark eyebrows.
"Garden of Eden" may
have been Hemingway's
attempt to emulate his
friend F. Scott Fitzgerald,
but "Tender is the Night"
this is not.

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lifetime member.

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Caldwell Theatre to host 'Not So Nutcracker'
BOCA RATON Take the classic "Nutcracker" that every-
one knows and loves. Move it into the 21st century. Infuse it
with today's music and dance styles.
What you end up with is "The Not So Nutcracker," a modem
retelling of Clara, her wonderful Christmas present, and the
joys that lie ahead while visions of sugarplums dance in her
Destination Dance will present the exploration of that story
through our 21st century perspective Dec. 18 at the Caldwell
Theatre, 7901 N. Federal Hwy, Boca Raton. Two perfor-
mances are scheduled, at 2 and 6 p.m. Expect some of the tra-
ditional music, some new music and, maybe even a few sur-
prises as everything Nutcracker is Not So this time around.
Tickets are $25, and students with ID can see the show for
$10. Call 561-241-7432 or 877-245-7432

Palm Beach County Science and Engineering Fair

Representing the U.S. Sub-
marine Veterans South
Florida Base, Ken Lee com-
pleted his annual volunteer
duty as a Judge for the Palm
Beach County Science and
Engineering Fair. The Fair
was held Dec 6-8 at the
South Florida Fairgrounds
Exposition Center.
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PR gurus Jon & Bonnie
Kaye had a great turnout
for the grand opening of
attorney clients Lesser,
Lesser & Landy & Smith's
new Boca office. More
than 200 people filled a
spacious tent complete
with heaters and season-
al music by Boca Raton
Symphonia members.
Guests included Melissa
Fronstin, newly appointed
executive director of the
Schmidt Family Centre
for the Arts who's charged
with producing the 2011
Festival of the Arts BOCA,
March 4-12.
Most of us ventured out-
side for the official ribbon-
cutting ceremony where
Chamber of Commerce
head honcho Troy McLel-
lan wielded the giant rib-
bon-cutting scissors and
then ducked back inside
to the bar and buffet oh
yes it wasn't all business,
although there was a lot of
business talk going on!
More new business cel-
ebrations... Maui Spa &
Wellness Center is cel-
ebrating its fourth anniver-
sary-I remember the open-

ing like it was yesterday!
Owner Gayle Wentworth,
who opened the center
with mother Chickie in
2007, gave me a tour of
newly added features. The
Zen lounge is totally Feng
Shui correct (the fountain
will put you instantly into
relaxed spa mode) and the
huge roof top terrace now
has an all-weather awning.
Congratulations both!
In upcoming fundraiser
news, fundraising super
star Lynda Levitsky is
spear-heading the Palm
Beach, Boca Raton and
Parkland recruitment drive
(pardon the pun!) for the
Second Annual Rally For
Kids With Cancer "Scav-
enger Cup" taking place
in Miami April 29-30.
The celebrity-spotting fun
starts on Friday evening
with "The Qualifiers" Ce-
lebrity Draft Party at race
headquarters, The Eden
Roc Hotel.
So, if you have a passion
for exotic cars, want Des-
perate Housewives Star
Eva Longoria Parker as
your Celebrity Naviga-
tor and raise fund for kids

with cancer, call Lynda
at 561-703-1738 or visit
From new fundraising
events to one of Boca's
oldest. The 49th Annual
Boca Raton Regional
Hospital Ball takes place
Jan. 15 at the Boca Raton
Resort & Club. The Olde
World-themed, black-tie
gala will feature a cock-
tail reception, sumptuous
dinner and dancing to the
music of South Florida's
Heatwave. (Something to
look forward to as we bun-
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Minkoff Lemer & How-
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Jo Ann & Philip Procacci
and Gail & Peter Salva-
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person by calling 561-955-

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me to play with? I'm active
and silly like most pups.
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hurry and sign my papers
and let's go HOME.
I'm available for adoption at
Tri-County Humane Socie-
ty, a no-kill animal shelter
located at 21287 Boca Rio
Road in Boca Raton. The
shelter is open for adop-
tions Tuesday through Sun-
day, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Adoption fees for compan-
ion animals are $110 and
Animals are heartworm-

tested and up-to-
date on vaccina-
tions. Included in
the adoption fee
is one year of free
office visits to
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or to consider
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By Pr. Sandy Huntsman

Hearing But Not Listening

All of us would probably
readily acknowledge that
our ability to speak, read
and write are communi-
cative skills taught to us
by others. But what if the
question was: "Who taught
you how to listen?" If
you're like most people, the
answer would be "no one."
What makes this fact so
truly amazing and ironic is
that listening is the part of
communication we engage
in the most (40% listening,
35% speaking, 16% read-
ing, 9% writing), and it's
the one for which we typi-
cally receive the least train-
Scripture has much to say
about hearing and liste-
ning. "Spouting off before
listening to the facts is both
shameful and foolish."
(Prov. 18.13NLT) "He who
has an ear, let him hear..."
(Rev. 3.22 NIV) "Where-
fore, my beloved brethren,
let every man be swift to
hear, slow to speak, slow to
wrath." (James 1:19 KJV)
So, why is it that people
spend so little time and ef-
fort becoming better listen-
ers? Two reasons:

1. We assume that hearing
and listening are the same
While they are similar they
are not synonymous. Hear-
ing is the mechanical (phys-
iological) function of re-

ceiving sounds. Listening,
however, is an interpretive
function which involves
turning those sounds into
Our modem Western cul-
ture tends to focus on men-
tal activity. "It's the thought
that counts," we say. But
biblical cultures were very
action-oriented, and this is
reflected even in the lan-
guage. Many verbs that we
consider mental activities
(hearing, knowing, remem-
bering, etc.) are broadened
to include their physical
outcomes as well.
An excellent example is
the Hebrew word "shema,"
that has a primary mean-
ing of "hear" or "listen."
Too often our hyper-speed,
techno-saturated society
considers listening just a
mental activity, and hearing
just the ability to discern
different sounds. But in the
Bible, the word "shema"
is widely used to describe
hearing and also its out-
comes: understanding, tak-
ing heed, being obedient,
doing what is asked. Any
mother who has chided her
children, "Were you listen-
ing?" when they ignored
her request to clean up their
rooms, understands that lis-
tening should result in ac-
In fact, almost every place
we see the word "obey" in
English in the Bible, it has

been translated from the
word shema. To "hear" is
to "obey"!

2 We see listening as a
passive activity.
If you ask most people
what is the opposite of talk-
ing, they will likely say it
is listening. Unfortunately
close observation reveals
that when most of us are
engaged in a one-on-one
conversation, and the other
person is talking, for the
most part, we are not listen-
ing, but focusing on what
we will say in response. It
seems that there is very lit-
tle listening going on. Each
person is waiting to speak
their mind, nearly heedless
of what the other person is
really saying.
Effective listening is an ac-
tive process that requires ef-
fort, discipline and learned
skills. Three retirees,
each with a hearing loss,
were playing golf one fine
March day. One remarked
to the other, "Windy, isn't
it?" "No," the second man
replied, "its Thursday."
And the third man chimed
in, "So am I. Let's go have
a Coke."
Our problem may be our
hearing, but it is more like-
ly our listening, or failure
thereof. "He who has ears,
let him hear...."

Pastor Sandy Huntsman Administrative Pastor
Boca Glades Baptist Church www.bocaglades.org

By Barry Epstein

* The Delray Beach and West
Boca Chambers of Commerce
will be enjoying a joint holi-
day network, this Tuesday,
Dec. 21 from 5:30 p.m. to
7:00 p.m. at Lola's, 16950
Jog Rd. between Clint Moore
and Linton Roads, hosted by
Wendy Rosano. Details are
on the website, www.west-
bocachamber.com, Costs are:
$10 for Chamber members
and first time guests, $15 for
returning guests. RSVP to
or Candace@delraybeach.
* City Furniture and Ashley
Furniture will be opening on
Airport Road in mid January.
* Indiana based appliance and
retail store HHGREGG will
be opening a Boca Raton lo-
* County Commissioner Ste-
ven L. Abrams announced
that the county has successful-
ly procured funding through
the Homeland Security Grant
program to be used to increase
border patrol presence along
Palm Beach Countys coast-
line. The grant for $100,000
requires no local match or
tax dollars. These funds were
made available through Op-
eration Stonegarden to assist
local, state and federal law
enforcement agencies in their
ongoing efforts in securing lo-
cal borders. More specifical-
ly, the money received will be
used for overtime to provide
additional patrols associated
with crime suppression opera-
tions and intercepting those
who have illegally crossed our
* Porn sites are closer to get-
ting their own address on the

Intemet. The online red-light
district would be in the form of
an ".xxx" domain name suffix
alongside longstanding ones
such as ".com" and ".org."
Following a decade-long
battle, the Intemet Corpora-
tion for Assigned Names and
Numbers, or ICANN, voted
Friday to proceed with a con-
tract with ICM Registry LLC
to sell domain names ending
in ".xxx." Palm Beach based
ICM Registry already has
189,000 "pre-registrations"
for ".xxx" sites and expects to
register roughly 500,000 new
sites when it launches the reg-
istry in the second quarter of
* The 34th annual City of
Boca Raton Holiday Boat Pa-
rade will be Saturday, Decem-
ber 18 at 6:30 p.m. from the
C-15 canal (Boca-Delray city
limits) south to the Broward
County line, sponsored by
Summit Brokerage, The Boca
Raton Resort & Club, Marine
Industries of PBC, barry r. ep-
stein associates and others.
* Temple Beth Shira 5th an-
nual Yard Sale will be Sunday
December 19th from 7 a.m. to
2 p.m. Call 912-1453 for one
of the only 200 spaces avail-
able. 5,000 attended last year.
They expect 6,000 this year.
* The next concert of the
swing and jazz preservation
society season at the Spanish
River Church, 2400 Yamato
Road is Dec. 21. Tickets are
$18 for members, $26 for
nonmembers. Subscriptions
are available at $102 for six
shows. Membership in the so-
ciety is $30 the first year, $25
thereafter. Visit illip :
swingandj azzpreservation-
society.org or call 561-499-
* The Ultimate Jersey Boys
tribute concert, Frankie Valli

and the 4 Seasons will be the
Temple Beth Shira fundraiser
on Saturday, Jan. 8 at 8 p.m.
in the Countess de Hoemle
Theatre at Spanish River High
School. Call 912-1453 for the
$35 tickets.
* The Jewish War Veterans
of Palm Beach County are
holding their next meeting on
January 16th, 2011 at 9 a.m
at the Hagan Ranch Road
Fire Station north of Atlantic
Ave on the west side of Hagen
Ranch Road in Delray Beach *
New Veterans members from
all WARS are welcomed as
well as regular members. Free
Coffee, Bagels etc. included.
Cpl. Burt Richards of The
Veterans Speakers Forum for
educating School students
will speak on the accomplish-
ments the veterans have had
since last meeting. The pro-
grams are designed to educate
the students in Palm Beach
County Schools and more
speakers are needed. Friends
and guests are welcomed. For
more information, call 561-
* FAU's Living Room The-
atre is showing the best of
the movies. This past week
they screened Ahead of Time,
Hemingway's Garden of E-
den, Client 9, The Rise and
Fall of Eliot Spitzer, Leaving,
Soul Kitchen and Last Train
Home. New movies opening
Friday include: Strange Pow-
ers: Stephin Merritt and Re-
lated Fields, Wasteland and
White Material.
* Movies opening this week at
other theatres include Under-
tow, Black Swan, The Fighter,
Tron 3D, Yogi Bear 3D and
How Do You Know.Black
Swan will be an Academy
Award winning contender for
best Actress.

Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca
Raton, and is , ..' West Boca Chamber of Commerce (www.westbocachamber.com).
His website is www.publicrelations.nu

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L By Gerald Sherman

Recognizing and keeping up with -

changes in the marketplace

Many successful busi-
nesses hope to stay in their
magical "comfort zone,"
where things always stay
the same. However, they
will find that just as there
is change in their daily
lives so is there change in
their daily business envi-
Today's fast-paced world
places an enormous pres-
sure on companies to keep
up with change. Demo-
graphics, social and politi-
cal events, competition, all
contribute to the volatile
shifts in the marketplace.
How do you keep up with
these changes? How do
you anticipate why and
when changes occur? What
strategies will you use to
stay ahead of these chang-
es and manage them?
Change is not only a natu-
ral process in the business
world, but one which is
also necessary for the com-
pany's existence. Consum-
ers' changing attitudes and
preferences intensify the
changing process. Accord-
ing to the Merriam-Web-
ster Dictionary, change is
defined as "to replace with
another to make a shift
from one to another."

Consumer demand and
competition are forces that
cause market shifts and
are generated from outside
your control. It is important
to recognize these mar-
ket shifts when they take
place. There are three types
of market shift changes:
* Product-oriented Market
Shift a significant change
in the product or service
which can potentially af-
fect sales

* People-oriented Market
Shift a significant change
in the demographics and
psychographics which can
potentially affect sales.

* Structure-oriented. Mar-
ket Shift a significant
change in the structure of
the industry the way prod-
uct/service is designed,
manufactured, distributed
or sold which can poten-
tially affect sales.
By evaluating a particular
'Market Shift', we deter-
mine its importance, sig-
nificance, and the appro-
priate adjustment methods.
It is important to recognize
when a market shift is tak-
ing place, and take steps

needed to adapt to it in
order to take advantage of
any opportunities the shift
presents. Ignoring a market
shift, or failing to take the
steps necessary to adapt to
it, could bring about dras-
tic negative consequences
to the company's survival.
Ideally, the organization
should have a reliable re-
source to identify the type
of market shift; product-
oriented, people-oriented,
or structure-oriented and
formulate a strategy of ad-
aptation. Then it is a mat-
ter of processing the infor-
Unfortunately, there is no
rule in the Real World pro-
hibiting market shifts of a
different type, or several
of the same type, taking
place simultaneously.
We are currently in a state
of constant change which
is evident in the changing
markets. No field or indus-
try is free from change.
Excerpts from the book,
The Real World Guide to
Fashion Selling & Man-
agement, Gerald J. Sher-
man & Sar S. Perlman.
Fairchild Books, Division
of Conde Nast Publica-
tions, N.Y.

Boca Chamber kicks off holiday season

with get-together at Morton's
tee Members of the Greater
Boca Raton Chamber of
Commerce kicked off the
holiday season in style with
a get-together at Morton's
The Steakhouse Nov. 30.
The annual gathering brings
together some of the area's
top business leaders in a
festive atmosphere.
The Trustee Membership
Program was founded in From left, Jerry Fedele, Melanie Dickinson, Richard Murdoch
1999 to bring together senior and Troy M. McLellan, CCE.
level executives, whose car- .. .
ing and commitment to the
community is the founda-
tion for the Greater Boca
Raton Chamber of Com-
merce's continued growth.
More than 170 businesses
are involved in the program,
including companies such
as Jarden Consumer Solu-
tions, JM Family Enterpris-
es, NCCI Inc., Office De- Alichael and Joanne Del Gigante and John T Mulhall
pot, Town Center at Boca
Raton, Wachovia Corpora-
tion, Woolbright Develop-
ment, and Tyco.
As the largest Chamber in
Palm Beach County, the
Greater Boca Raton Cham-
ber of Commerce's mem-
bership is presently com-
posed of more than 1,500
companies. Since 1952, the
companies. Since 1952 the litch and Kolleen Feldman and Forrest Heathcott
Chamber has been enabling
the community's business
people to thrive by provid-
ing opportunities for lead-
ership, networking, inno-
vative business programs,
education, and giving back
to the community.
For information, visit info@a
bocaratonchamber.com or
561.395.4433 ext. 0.

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Dr. Virginia Crist

ByDr JF:gimio Crist

What could be more excit-
ing than love? Living and
loving are two lifelong pro-
cesses intricately interwo-
ven. I will love for as long
as I live. I love the birds,
and the sunsets, and the
stillness of the lakes, and
the sounds of the waves on
the ocean. I love the sand
between my toes, the sun
on my skin, and the high
flying pelicans. I love the
smell of fresh brewed cof-
fee in the morning, choco-
late, and char-broiled salm-
on. I love phone calls from
my family, and I love help-
ing a friend. To me, living
and loving are inseparable.
Now, what about loving
one special person? How is
that different? You see, we
can love our parents, chil-
dren, pets, roses, cheese-
cake, symphonies, football
games and never exhaust
our capacity to love.
But "being in love" with
one special person is an al-
together different kind of
love which involves a dif-
ferent kind of energy.

what I'd like to focus on.

One of our greatest person-
al challenges is to create the
love we want. People try
their best to love each oth-
er, but there is a lot of frus-
tration and disappointment.
The high divorce rates at-
test to that: 50% in 1st mar-
riages; sadly, 67% in 2nd
marriages; and a whop-
ping 74% in 3rd marriages!
These clues suggests that
even if you roll up your
sleeves and try your hard-
est with your first marriage,
it becomes increasingly dif-
ficult as you move forward
to find lasting love. Please
don't be complacent.
It's one thing to fall in love,
but it's another thing to stay
in love. So, here is one key
feature of a healthy love
relationship: High Mutual
Regard. It is paramount in
keeping love alive. Treat
each other with respect,
value, and dignity. Avoid
criticizing one another in
public that is a form of
disregard. This type of be-
havior will not cultivate
your partner's admira-
tion, long term presence,
and leaves the door open
to infidelity. One phrase I
often here in my office is,
"My partner often puts me
down, criticizes me, or tries
to make me feel bad about
myself." Thoughtfulness
and consideration are im-
portant to feel safe and vul-
nerable with one another
under the auspices of high
mutual regard. Thoughtful
gestures can be as simple as
a quick love note scribbled
in the morning, or a lovely
card received in the mail

every couple of weeks but
you must write something
special in it, or it is mean-
ingless. A beautiful long-
stemmed rose across a bed
pillow one evening could
be an unusual surprise for
many. Be creative. What
would your partner like or
enjoy from you? Consid-
eration suggests opening
the door for her and pull-
ing out her chair. I am all
for women's rights, but I
am also very much a lady.
I am sure I am not the only
one who appreciates a kind
gentleman with etiquette.
Reciprocity would be offer-
ing a cold drink, getting the
mail everything applies to
whichever gender is more
comfortable doing so--just
make sure you do them fre-
quently. A high quality, de-
sirable, healthy, long term
relationship does not run
on auto-pilot.
Treat him or her as though
they are the most important
person in the world. This is
vital because to you, they

Dr Virginia Crist is a contrib-
i,,i5. columnist to the Boca
Raton Tribune. She is practic-
ing Individual and Couples
Counselor and has two M.A.
degrees in Counseling along
with afive year Ph.D. in Mar-
riage and Family Therapy
from Florida State University.
She also holds the esteemed
Diplomate from the American
Psychotherapy Association.
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appointment of new Chairman and

Four New Directors to 2010-2011 Boca

Raton Champions Golf Charities Board

chairman of the board and
four new directors have
been appointed to the Boca
Raton Champions Golf
Charities (BRCGC) board
for the fifth annual Alli-
anz Championship, a PGA
Champions Tour event to
be held Feb. 7-13 2011 at
The Old Course at Broken
Sound in Boca Raton. The
announcement was made
by Allianz Championship
Tournament Director Ryan
Dillon and Mike "MJ" Arts,
outgoing BRCGC board
Brent Colson, President-
Southern Region, Konica
Minolta, who has served
on the BRCGC for three
years has been appointed
2010-2011 chairman of the
BRCGC board of direc-
tors, with William "Bill"
Berger-Senior Partner,
Greenspoon Marder, PA;
Patti Hamilton- Vice Presi-
dent, Southern Waste Sys-
tems; J.C. Perrin Senior
Vice President, U.S. Trust;
and Ivan Snyder-President,
Broken Sound Club joining
as directors of the BRCGC
board that serves as the
operational and financial
oversight group for the an-
nual Boca Raton event as
well as the oversight group
for the distribution of all
charitable funds. All net
tournament proceeds will
benefit Boca Raton Re-
gional Hospital. Champi-

ons Tour events generate
significant sums of money
for charity; the three tours
of the PGA and their tour-
naments reached the $1.5
billion mark in charitable,
more than all other profes-
sional sports combined.
Berger, Hamilton, Per-
rin, and Snyder join long-
standing BRCGC board
members: Don Allison,-
Partner, Gillespie & Al-
lison, PA; Mike "MJ"
Arts-past BRCGC Board
Chairman; Gary Bhojwani
-President & CEO, Allianz
Life Insurance Company
of North America; Hol-
lis Cavner-President, Pro
Links Sports; John Crean-
Ex-officio General Man-
ager, Broken Sound Club;
Jim Dunn Vice Presi-
dent & General Manager,
JM Lexus; Jerry Fedele-
President and CEO, Boca
Raton Regional Hospital;
Mark Gensheimer Presi-
dent, Penn-Florida Com-
panies; Nancy Jones-Chief
Marketing Officer, Allianz
Life Insurance Company
of North America; J. Scott
Senior Vice President,
City National Bank of
Florida; Keith O'Donnell-
Managing Director, Flagler
Real Estate Services.; Da-
vid Rosenberg- Founder,
Rosenberg Diamonds;
Jan Savarick-President &
Executive Director, Boca
Raton Regional Hospital

Foundation; Dick Schmidt-
Chairman of the Board,
Boca Raton Regional Hos-
pital President, Schmidt
Companies; and Susan
Whelchel-Mayor, City of
Boca Raton.
"We are pleased to have
longtime board member
Brent Colston take the
helm this year and add four
new accomplished, com-
munity-focused leaders to
our board to support the
2011 Allianz Champion-
ship," noted Dillon. "They
each bring an abundance of
diverse personal and busi-
ness relationships that will
further empower the board
and the tournament team to
making this year's tourna-
ment the best yet."
The tournament is man-
aged by Pro Links Sports,
headquartered in Minne-
apolis, MN. Directing six
tournaments on the Cham-
pions Tour schedule, all are
continuously voted in the
top ten tournaments by the
players. This reputation at-
tracts the top golfers on the
PGA Championship Tour
to Boca Raton, along with
other legends of golf.
The week-long fifth an-
nual Allianz Championship
schedule of events includes
three days of championship
play from Friday through
Sunday, Feb. 1lth-13th
plus a first Annual Wom-
en's Executive Pro-Am on
Tuesday, Feb. 8th with an

rxecuLive rro-Am rair-
ings Party that evening;
two days of Executive
Pro-Am play on Wednes-
day and Thursday, Feb. 9th
and 10th; a second annual
Golf & Wine Experience
at the close of first day of
championship play, Friday,
Feb. 11th; and a first an-
nual Allianz Championship
Fairway 5K/Family Day on
Saturday, Feb. 12th. This
year the Allianz Champion-
ship has also added a "Bird-
ies Fore Charity" fundrais-
ing program through which
participating nonprofit or-
ganizations solicit pledges
from supporters based on
the number of birdies made
by PGA Champions Tour
players during the three-
day championship play.
The Allianz Championship,
with free general admission
on all three championship
play days, will be held on
The Old Course at Broken
Sound Club, located at 1401
NW 51st Street, (Yamato
Road), Boca Raton, FL
33431. The tournament of-
fice is located at 6450 E.
Rogers Circle, Boca Ra-
ton, FL 33487. For more
information, contact 561-
241-GOLF(4653); fax 561-
241-4658, or visit www.al-

Boca girls medal at national

swim competition; relay team

places second
per Bruens and Rebec-
ca Aiello, both of Boca
Raton, medaled at the
recent 2010 Junior Na-

tionals swim meet held
in Atlanta, Georgia.
Bruens and Aiello train
with FLA and were
part of an FLA relay
team. Bruens is an
l1th grader at Boca
Raton Community
High School. Aiello
attends Pine Crest
School in Fort Lauder-
The relay team in-
cluded Bruens, Lauren
Driscoll, Damaris Iriondo
and Rebecca Aiello. The
relay team came in 2nd na-
tionally in the women's 800
freestyle. In addition, Bru-
ens came in 9th in the 100
free. The meet was held at
Georgia Tech's pool.
The FLA Swim School of-
ficially opened in Decem-
ber of 2007. FLA is Flori-
da's #1 swimming program

for youth and adults, one of
the nation's fastest growing
swimming programs, and
one of the top 100 pro-
grams in the country. The
FLA staff brings more than
40 years of swimming ex-
perience and are all Ameri-
can Red
Cross Water Safety certi-
fied. For more informa-
tion, visit www.FLAswim.


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Why Golf lessons don't seem to help

as much as they should

By: Bobby Lopez, PGA

I've been giving golf les-
sons since 1970. Some stu-
dents improve more than
others, even if some gol-
fers don't realize it at first.
However the break down
is in maintaining the im-
provement. Both students
and golf professionals alike
need to pay more attention
to how the student is going
to continue to maintain the
improvement and not fall
back to old habits and ten-
I've seen golfers improve
from a golf lesson in less
than an hour, only to fall
right back to their old hab-
its two or three days later.
The practice you put in
right after the lesson,

(within the first 60 hours)
is crucial. You need to re-
peat the new motion again
and again until it begins
to "sink in", (some call it
muscle memory my wife
calls it nagging).
The proper way to do this
is NOT at a driving range
or with a golf ball. In your
lesson your professional
should have assigned drills
that isolate the specific
area in your swing mo-
tion that you are trying to
re-program. You should
have a point of reference
assigned so you can tell
whether you are accom-
plishing the goal.
I like a full length mir-
ror, maybe clubs on the
ground as a reference
point or maybe a stick in

the ground that forces you
to take a new path to the
golf ball. The more you
practice with isolated drills
and some kind of reference
point as a guide the better
off you'll be.
Yes a golf lesson can get
things started in the right
direction but the golf les-
son only serves as a map to
follow. Most of the results
will come far after the les-
son with the continued
nagging of your isolated
motion drills.
A word of caution here...
do NOT carry over the
drills to the golf course.
I like to call it drill, drill,
drill and forget it.
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Delray International Tennis Championship

needs volunteers for February event

of only 62 tournaments in
the world, and the world's
only combined ATP World
Tour & ATP Champions
Tour event, the Delray
Beach International Tennis
Championships (ITC) is
seeking volunteers who will
play an integral role in the
production of the 10-day,
world-class tennis event to
be held February 18 27,
2011 at the Delray Beach
Stadium & Tennis Center.
The ITC provides its selec-
ted volunteer team a unique
glimpse in the behind the
scenes and hands-on op-
portunity working directly
with players, spectators,
media, officials, sponsors
and tournament manage-
ment. Positions include
drivers, media personnel,
ushers, player services, reg-
istration, ticket takers, and
in-office tournament staff.
Individuals must be able
to work at least 30 hours
during the event; students
will receive community
service hours. Benefits of
volunteering include selec-
tive complimentary event
tickets, meals, parking,
uniforms and souvenir dis-
The ITC "Refer a Friend"
Program enables return-
ing volunteers who refer a
friend as a new volunteer
will receive two tickets
to the semi-finals or ATP
World Tour Finals.
The deadline to sign up as
a volunteer is December

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31. Sign up online at www.
YellowTennisBall.com or
email mhall@yellowtennis-
ball.com to receive an appli-
Further information can
be obtained by calling the
tournament office at 561-
The ITC annually attracts
the best tennis players in
the world and thousands
of visitors to Delray Beach
and Palm Beach County. In
October, the tournament re-
ceived the 2010 Providen-
cia Award from the Palm
Beach County Convention

& Visitor's Bureau for its
extraordinary contribution
to tourism, and it was also
honored in 2003 with the
ATP Award of Excellence.
The privately-owned
$500,000 ATP World
Tour event is entering its
19th year (13th in Delray
Beach) and features one of
11 ATP World Tour events
in the United States and the
first-ever ATP Champions
Tour event played on US
soil. Total player compen-
sation is more than $1 mil-
lion for both events.

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Wade wins Player of the week

Dwyane Wade was named
the NBA's Eastern Confer-
ence Player of the Week
for games played from
December 6 12. That
span of time included the
HEAT's four road wins of
Milwaukee, Utah, Golden
State, and Sacramento.
The HEAT won all of those
games by double digits.
During that time, Wade av-
eraged 30.8 ppg, 8.3 rpg,
5.5 asts, and 1 spg. The
games included a career
high 14 rebounds from
Wade in a win against
Milwaukee along with
25 points that evening.
He also had back to back

nights of 34 and 36 points
against Golden State and
Sacramento. Wade was
outstanding in these games
and displayed a fight to
win during this stretch.
It isn't the first time Wade
has won this award, this
marking the 13th time in
his career (a Miami HEAT
franchise record). But it
may come surprising he
wins this award for the
season before star team-
mate LeBron James does.
James leads the HEAT
in scoring and assist, but
it was this string of four
games that grabbed the at-
tention of the NBA to give

Wade the Player of the
Week award.
Wade started his cam-
paign for another week
with 32 points in a vic-
tory over New Orleans on
Monday night. Wade has
had the hot hand lately for
the HEAT and his steady
play has been instrumen-
tal in their success. Look
for Wade to continue his
strong play as long as he
is healthy. And as long as
the HEAT keep winning
largely, more awards and
mentions will be headed
their way.

Soccer Player Janelle Blake Named

to All-South Region Second Team

Boca Raton, FL The post-
season honors continue to
roll in for Florida Atlantic
University women's soc-
cer player Janelle Blake.
The senior defender has
been named to the all-
south region's second team
by the National Soccer
Coaches Association of
America. She becomes the
first Owls' player to earn
regional recognition since
"This is a deserving honor
based on Janelle's leader-
ship and performance for
this season and throughout
her four-year collegiate ca-
reer," stated Brian Dooley,
FAU's head women's soc-
cer coach.

Blake, from Ne-
pean, Ontario,
put her name in
FAU's soccer
record books
by playing the
second most
minutes (6,607)
and starting the
eighth most
matches (72) in
school history.
She had three
assists this sea-
son all coming
in conference victories.
Earlier, Blake earned sec-
ond team all-Sun Belt
Conference honors for her
outstanding performances
this season.
FAU finished the 2010

season with a two-win
improvement in confer-
ence matches, with a 5-6
record, and qualified for
the league's championship

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Swimming and Diving

Hosting National Field in

Boca Raton, FL The
Florida Atlantic University
men's and women's swim-
ming and diving programs
will host a strong national
field of competitors from
Clemson University, Rice
University, the Air Force
Academy, Florida Interna-
tional University and Uni-
versity of Denver in the
FAU Invitational on Satur-
day, December 18 begin-
ning at 11 a.m., at the FAU
Aquatic Center, 777 Glades
Road on the Boca Raton
"The meet features top
flight competition among
teams at the top of their re-
spective conferences," said
Steve Eckelkamp, FAU's
head swimming and diving
coach. "We will have one
of the top team in the Sun
Belt Conference in Denver
while other strong contend-
ers nationally. It will be a
good test for all that is in-
The men's team is coming
off a seventh-place finish in
last month's Georgia Tech
Invitational. Leading the
squad has been junior Csa-
ba Pek, who was named the
Sun Belt Conference "Male
Swimmer of the Week" af-
ter posting four top-10 ef-
forts and season-best times
in Atlanta; senior Adam
Corbin, a key contributor in
sprint freestyle, individual
medley and relay races; and
senior Mikolaj Czarnecki,
the conference's defending
200-yard butterfly champi-
on and two-year provision-

al NCAA qualifier. Other
strong FAU competitors
are senior David Rudolf, a
multiple-event swimmer;
junior divers Garret LeMon
andRyan King; and sopho-
more sprint specialists Alan
Forbes and Eric Williams.
Meanwhile, the women's
team is led by sophomore
standout swimmer Eszter
Bucz, who has already pro-
visionally qualified for the
NCAA championships in
three events and set school
records in the 200- and
400-yard individual med-
ley events. She has also
been named the Sun Belt's
"Female Swimmer of the
Week" three times this sea-
Other top women's per-
formers are junior freestyle
swimmer Jonna Nyback,
an all-conference perform-
er last season; junior butter-
fly and medley relay swim-
mer Erin Hersey, the team's
third highest point scorer
last season; sophomore
diver Maegan Butler; se-
nior breaststroke specialist
Janelle Nassim; and junior
butterfly swimmer Eliza-
beth Starke. All of these
swimmers also contribute
to the team's talented relay
The FAU Aquatic Center
features an Olympic-sized
meter pool and has served
as the winter training facil-
ity for hundreds of colle-
giate swimmers. The facili-
ty features a diving well for
one and three meter events.

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