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for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comThe Boca Raton Tribune YOUR CLOSEST NEIGHBOR.Nearly 400,000 readers! See Page 22 Send us your pictures of you reading a copy of The Boca Raton Tribune for you to be featured in a upcoming edition of the newspaper!Municipal News Business Life & Arts Julio Perez reading the Boca Raton TribuneSee page 12Archstone acquires 252unit apartment commu nity in BocaSee page 24A Spectacular Holidaze Show at Broward CenterSee page 13 Term-limited Aaronson cannot seek another term on County CommissionFirst Night party to celebrate the arrival of 2012See page 9 Happy New Year Boca!


2 December 29, 2011 through January 5, 2012 Edition 80Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.By Robert J. Tamasy Although I am not a golfer, there is one aspect of the game that I find appealing: something they call a mulligan. During a friendly game of golf, sometimes competitors will be permitted to redo one shot, to take a mulligan. It might be following a particularly bad shot, or it could be permission given by fellow players to try again at a critical point in the persons round of golf. In any event, the mulligan a do-over can be a welcome opportunity to correct an errant shot. It would be nice if, from time to time, life offered us a mulligan, wouldnt it? An opportunity to re-evaluate a specific decision or action and conclude, I didnt like how that turned out. Could I do it over? As another calendar year concludes, you may wish someone would offer you a mulligan for something you did: a troublesome financial decision, a damaged relationship, a poor career choice, an ill-conceived business plan or strategy, or a squandered opportunity. Can I have a do-over? you might like to ask. Unfortunately, at least until someone succeeds at inventing a time machine, we cannot go back. Life does not offer do-overs or invite us to take a mulligan. We must face and live with the consequences of wrong decisions and actions, along with reaping the benefits of things we have done well. Nevertheless, as one year ends and another prepares to begin, we often cannot help conducting a year in review, evaluating both the good and not-so-good of the past 12 months. So we make use of hindsight, which enables us to see clearly into the past. Hindsight is good if we allow ourselves to learn from the past so we make better choices in the future. However, if we find ourselves dwelling in the past mourning mistakes we cannot undo hindsight can immobilize us. So as we celebrate our triumphs in the past year and attempt to shrug off our failures, here are some principles taken from letters written by the apostle Paul in the Bible that might be helpful: Do not become distracted. Today people delight in multi-tasking, but as the adage says, if you become a jack of all trades, too often you become the master of none. Determine what you do best; concentrate on that. Endure hardship like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs he wants to please his commanding officer (2 Timothy 2:3-4). Focus on an overriding purpose. Why are you here? What do you think is your purpose? Those questions will enable you to focus. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me (Philippians 3:12). Always look forward, not backward. A runner constantly looking backward will not run a straight course. In the same way, if we keep looking at what lies in the past instead of what we will encounter in the future, we are likely to drift from our objective. At the very least, our forward pace will be slowed. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead (Philippians 3:13). Keep a desired end in sight. Failure need not be the end; it can instruct us on what to change or do better, assisting in our quest for future success. I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14). Robert J. Tamasy is vice president of communica tions for Leaders Legacy, Inc., a non-profit corporation based in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. A veteran journalist for 40 years, he is the author of 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 blog,www.bobtamasy. blogspot.com. Copyright 2011 by The Boca Raton Tribune. All rights reserved by The Boca Raton Tribune. All submissions and published materials are the propery of The Boca Raton Tribune. This publication may not be reproduced in whole or in part without express written consent from The Boca Raton Tribune. The publishers reserve the right to edit all submissions and to reject any advertising or copy they regard as harmful to the publications good or deemed to be libelous. The publisher is not responsible for the articles written by its columnists. The publishers are not responsible for typographical errors, omissions or copy or photos misrepresented by the advertiser. Liability shall not exceed the cost of the portion of space occupied by such error or advertising items or information. All editorials are publisher and not of any individual editorial writer. Signed columns, on of the author and not necessarily those of the publisher. The advertiser and/or the advertising agency is responsible for all content and will assume responsibility resulting from publication of said advertisement in The Boca Raton Tribune.The Boca RatonTribune mailing address: P.O. Box 970593 Boca Raton, FL 33497 Blvd., Suite 212 Boca Raton Fl, 33432 business@bocaratontribune.com www.bocaratontribune.com For general information : 561-290-1202 Fax: Chris Catoggio chris@bocaratontribune.com Angelo Lima Marguax Vickers Marjorie BrandnerPhotographers:Nicole Vickers, Gabriela Heizer Barbara McCormick Klaiton SilvaMaheli Jardim Proud Member of:2010-2011 The friendly community where friends do business with neighbors. BriefsThe Boca Raton Tribune INDEXCommunity News Page 03 Municipal News Page 12 Food Review Page 14 Section B Page 13 Business Page 24 Columnists Pgs 14,15,19,27 Games Page 26 Pet Society Page 26 Sports Page 29 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the street. Proverbs 1. 20 Boca Police Safety TipBoca Raton Police BlotterQ: When is the next Citizens Police Academy and what will I learn? A: The next academy is scheduled to begin on January 12, 2012. This 11-week course is free of charge and will meet every Thursday evening from 6:30pm-9 p.m. and will be located at our police training facility (6500 Congress Avenue) or the police department (100 NW 2nd Avenue); depending on the topic. Topics will range from hands-on demonstrations about the use of laser and radar units, Taser and stop stick demonstrations to learning how cases get investigated -including crime scene techniques such as evidence collection. In addition, each student will be allowed to participate in one 4-hour ride-a-long with a police officer. Applications are available on line at www.BocaPolice.com or contact Mary Ann OBrien at mobrien@ci.boca-raton.fl.us for any questions. Crime and safety questions are answered by officers from the Crime Prevention Unit. For more information, visit www.bocapolice.com.BURGLARY TO RESIDENCE 12/20/2011 18:31 NE 36TH STREET Between 1130 and 1800 hours on 12/20/11 unknown subject(s) attempted to enter a home on NE 36th St. They attempted to enter by breaking the kitchen window and climbing through. The investigation revealed, access was not gained and nothing was taken. BURGLARY/ THEFT FROM AUTO 12/20/2011 10:37 NORTH FEDERAL HIGHWAY Unknown suspect accessed the victims vehicle via unknown tool through the convertible top and rummaged through the vehicle without taking anything. OTHER THEFT 12/20/2011 14:39 NORTHT FEDERAL HIGHWAY Unknown suspects stole a prescription pad from North. Federal Highway doctors office. Unknown suspects, unknown time frame. The suspects have been fraudulently using the prescription pads to obtain Ambien from pharmacies in Lake Worth. AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 12/20/2011 AT 1459 W. YAMATO ROAD Jaret Santa and Jeremy Kevah were in a verbal argument at 1459 W Yamato Road (Mobil Gas). The argument escalated when Santa made verbal threats and displayed a small handgun. A BOLO was issued and Santa was located at Nordstrom parking garage. The handgun was located and Santa was placed under arrest. POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA 12/20/2011 8000 N. FEDERAL HIGHWAY On 12/20/11, Jose Jackson was arrested for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia following traffic stop. He was taken to the county jail.Could You Use A Mulligan A Do-Over?


3 December 29, 2011 through January 5, 2012 Edition 80 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. Community NewsThe Boca Raton Tribune Raymond Lee Jewelers Raises $4,475 for The Haven in Boca Raton at its Annual Holiday CelebrationBoca Raton, FL December 21, 2011When most companies celebrate their holiday parties with eggnog around the copy machines, Raymond Lee Jewelers, the interna tionally renowned Boca Raton jeweler, annually creates an extravagant holiday festivity to benefit a worthy local charity. Held at a multi-million dollar model home at the prestigious Oaks at Boca Raton, Raymond Lee Jewelers hosted their employees, friends and customers at their annual holiday celebration that raised $4,475 for The Haven in Boca Ra ton. Our holiday parties are not only an opportunity to celebrate our employees and esteemed customers, but to give back to the community. We were honored this year to raise thousands for The Haven, an orga nization in Boca Raton that deserves support for the incredible work that they do for boys in need, said Jeff Josephson, Owner of Raymond Lee Jewelers. Besides the live music, food and cocktails, the party was surrounded by extravagant raffle items including items from The Boca Raton Resort, The Four Seasons, Pa tron Tequila and Guy La Ferrera. Raymond Lee Jewelers also raffled a diamond necklace that was a 14kt white gold double oval pendant with 2 carats of round brilliant diamonds. Jeff, his family and all of the staff at Raymond Lee Jewelers have been incredibly supportive of The Haven and our boys. We are honored to have been made a part of their Annual Holiday Celebration and to have benefited from the generosity of their friends and clients, said Don Stewart, Executive Director for The Haven. The Haven was founded in 1976 to serve as a safe haven for Palm Beach Countys runaway children. Today, The Havens 14-acre campus in Boca Raton provides a home for boys ages 9-17 who have been removed from abusive and neglectful homes and placed in protective care by the state of Florida. For more information visit http://haven4kids. org. from left to right, Lee Josephson with sister Erin Josephson next to proud father Jeff Josephson, Owner of Raymond Lee Jewelers, and Don Stewart, Executive Director of The Haven. Boca students surprised with early holiday gift delivery BOCA RATON Thirtytwo students from two Boca Raton elementary schools were pleasantly surprised when they were presented with brand new bicycles. Sixteen students from both Boca Raton Elementary and JC Mitchell Elementary were chosen to receive the bikes as a gift from the Boca Raton Bicycle Club. The students were randomly selected from a larger group of deserving students. The Boca Raton Police Services Departments Community Policing Unit helped deliver the bikes. In addition to receiving bicycles, the children also received new helmets and locks. The Boca Raton Bicycle Club (BRBC) is dedicated to promoting cycling safety and greater awareness of the sport through Club events and community activism. The BRBC is a not-for-profit organization with over 300 members. Anyone interested in the Club may contact them at www.bocabikeclub.org. Boca Raton Elementary School J.C. Mitchell Elementary School Peaceful Mind/Peaceful World series presents Tenzin Palmo at FAUBOCA RATON -Florida Atlantic Universitys Peaceful Mind/Peaceful World outreach series presents a lec ture and book signing with Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo. The lecture, titled Into the Heart of Life, will take place on Saturday, January 7 at 4 p.m. in FAUs University Theatre on the Boca Raton campus. Palmo was one of the first western women to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. She is recognized as a powerful proponent of the universal need of individuals to find their voices so that all human beings can realize their full potential. On this rare visit to the United States, Palmo will offer down-to-earth, practical advice on cultivating a peaceful mind amidst the stress of everyday life. Palmo has become an increasingly sought-after speaker. She was invited by The Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, N.Y., to lead a weekend retreat with men and women on using lifes obstacles to release our strength and energy. Palmo left England for India at the age of 20 to pursue her Buddhist training and in 1964 became a Tibetan Buddhist Nun. After 12 years of study, she sought complete seclusion, spending the next 12 years in a cave. In 1999, Palmo was encouraged to start a nunnery for young Buddhist girls, and construction began on Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery, a place that now welcomes more than 70 nuns. In recognition of her spiritual achievements as a nun and her efforts in promoting the status of female practitioners in Tibetan Buddhism, Palmo was given the rare title of Jetsunma, which means Venerable Master. Tickets are $15 and students are free. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www. fauevents.com or by calling 1-800-564-9539. The Peaceful Mind/ Peaceful World Series is presented by FAUs Peace Studies Program in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, in partnership with the Schmidt Family Foundation.


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6 December 29, 2011 through January 5, 2012 Edition 80Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The Boca Raton Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL ABC Construction Building, Inc.General Contracting / Designing / Building / Planning Consulting / Engineering / Surveying Your Home Remodeling Center Medical Examiners Oce earns national accreditationThe Palm Beach County Medical Examiners Office recently received accreditation by the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME). The accredita tion is valid until 2015 and serves as recognition of a high caliber of medicolegal death investigation. Only six medical examiner offices in the state of Florida have earned NAME accreditation and just 60 na tionwide. The county also received NAME ac creditation in 2005. This recognition would not be possible without the efforts and dedication of our staff, said Medical Examiner Michael Bell, M.D. We have one of the best medical examiner offices in Florida and the United States. The national ac creditation program was created to improve the overall quality of medicolegal investiga tion and is granted only to medical examiner or coroner offices that meet stringent procedural guidelines and pass a thorough inspection. Front, from left, are Linda Macapayag, Medical Examiner Michael Bell, M.D., Dr. Reinhard Motte and Sue Jaffe; Rear, from left, Dr. Glen Axelson, Heron Ruiz, Lydia Littlefield, Deanne Fetkowitz, Kazia Bieluch, Suzanne Steel, Harold Rus Ruslander, Dr. Gertrude Juste, Doug Jenkins, Rick Freiheit, Chris Calandra and Julio Languasco (Not pictured: Pam Cavender, Karen Duarte and Cameron Scott) Snow and Santa brought fun to Boca Raton Childrens MuseumBOCA RATON -The sun shone brightly on the Boca Raton Childrens Museums 18th Annual Breakfast with Santa with lots of snow, food and smiling faces on the young children and their families. You could feel the childrens enthusiasm while waiting for the train conductor to call all aboard. Santa arrived just in time to have a picture taken with all the eager children and listen to the holiday wishes whispered in his ear. More than 1,100 guests and 150 sponsored children came to the event, and enjoyed live entertainment, crafts, a pancake breakfast and more. The event turned out better than we could have imagined! said Jayne Morrison, Director of Educational Programming. Everyone had a great time and I was delighted to see all of the smiling faces at the museum. The museum wants to thank the more than 80 volunteers from the West Boca High Key Clubs, West Boca High Culinary Academy, Flora Belle the Clown, Boca Raton Kiwanis Club, and Boca Ra ton Lions Club. A special thanks to sponsors, The Boca Raton Lions Club, Target Family Stores, Costco, Inc., Publix Supermarkets, and The city of Boca Raton for their support at the event. The Childrens Museum strives to encourage children and their families to join in community to develop critical and creative thinking in children through the exposure to history, science and the humanities through special events. Train ride Crafts Kids play in the snow.


7 December 29, 2011 through January 5, 2012 Edition 80 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. Letters must be signed with name clearly legible along with a phone number and complete address. will be considered for publication. The Boca Raton Tribune reserves the right to edit the letters for The Boca Raton Tribune, P.O. Box 970593 Boca Raton, FL 33497spelling, grammar, news style, good taste and available space. Letters from the same author will not be published more often than every 60 days. E-mails to columnists may be used as letters to the editor.Letter Guidelines By Dale King Letters to the Editor The Boca Raton Tribune EDITORIALS/LETTERS East/West Boca Raton, FLThe Boca Raton TribuneFounded January 15, 2010 Publisher C.E.OC.O.O. C.M.0 Managing Editor Associate Editor D Editor Social Media : Software Engineer bocaratontribune.comWill prescription takers have to swallow a bitter pill in 2012?To the editor: On behalf of Fire Chief Thomas R. Wood, his staff and all the men and women of Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services, we would like to wish you and your families and very happy, healthy and safe holiday season. We want to thank you for the wonderful job that you do and for your continued support of or our department, its members, the city and everyone we serve. Thanks Frank A. Correggio, EMT-P Public Information Officer To the editor: Thank you for publishing the press release and pictures from our recent Breakfast with Santa held Dec. 3. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Sandy Manning Event Coordinator Boca Childrens Museum To the editor: Wishing all our friends and colleagues a Happy Hanukkah, a Blessed Christmas Season and a Healthy, Prosperous New Year. Christine Catoggio Senior Care Coordinator My wife and I are at a point in our lives when we are depending more and more on prescription drugs. During the past few months, we have both dealt with health issues requiring us to take several different drugs in addition to our maintenance medications. My own personal physician has agreed that whenever possible, he prescribes generic medications. He has gladly done it, and I have at least for the past few years noticed that the generics generally save money. As we prepare to begin the New Year, it seems that this is no longer true. My opinion? Generics are no longer the money-saving alternatives to brand names. I dont know why. I have tried to find out why. I checked the Internet, but the best thing I could come up with was an old story about the rising cost of prescriptions. I have two cases in point. My wife had to fill a prescription the other day. First off, the doc tor sent the prescription to the wrong pharmacy (right name, wrong loca tion). The cost of it was $89. Whats happening in this world? What would people on a fixed income do? If they had to buy this drug, it would no doubt become a question of buying food and buying prescriptions. Another case in point. I am in the process of preparing for a medical procedure in January. I have had to fill a number of prescriptions. A doc tor recently prescribed a drug which he assured was a generic. I took it to my regular pharmacy to fill it. The cost was over $23. I have to ask the pharmacist if that was correct. She said yes. A few days earlier, I had filled a new prescription at the same pharma cy. I asked another person in that department what the cost would be since it was a generic. He said it would be around $15, which, in fact, turned out to be true. I remember the days of getting generic prescriptions for $4 or $5. Guess those days are gone. But thats the question. Why are generic drug costs pushing up to and in some cases, past the level of brand name drugs? I was told not to blame the pharma cies or the doctors. I was told the drug companies control the prices. And control, apparently, is the operant word. I did find a story on the Internet which said that prescription medicines, on average, rose 6.9 percent in 2008, just past the 6.8 percent average advance registered in 2008, which was the largest annual jump since prices had been tallied on an annual basis. Some of the big gest, the article said: the Benicar blood pressure pill sold by Daiichi Sankyo rose 29.3 percent; the Gleevec cancer treatment marketed by Novartis jumped 20.9 percent; Johnson & Johnsons Concerta pill for ADD moved up 19.7 percent; Pfizers Lipitor cholesterol blockbuster increased12.4 percent and the Plavix blood thinner sold by BristolMyers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis rose 13.2 percent. We are just a few days away from welcoming 2012 and we know that the biggest party of the year will not take place on New Years Eve. It will take place this coming November, after all the ballots for president of the United States are counted. Either Barack Obama will be jumping for joy, or an unspecified Republican will be collecting the laurels. Prescription drug costs may seem like a small issue compared to the really large problems out there. And certainly there are many. But Mr. Obama doesnt seem all that concerned since hes in the middle of a $4 million, taxpayer-paid vaca tion in Hawaii. I wonder how much he pays for his prescriptions?


8 December 29, 2011 through January 5, 2012 Edition 80Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr. is a Florida resident who, for many years, was a professor at the post-graduate level. received his education in four of them. When he resided in southern California, he wrote a weekly column for the daily Anaheim Bulletin, which was carried for about six years, until he moved to south Florida. By Douglas Heizer The Boca Raton Tribune EDITORIALS & LETTERS East/West Boca Raton, FL By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr. The Importance of Self-ExaminationIf you enjoyed 2011, you should love 2012 even moreA life of purpose requires planning and periodical revisions as long as it exists. You cannot simply let life happen to you! You need to be aware of how you are living and whereto you are journeying. You alone are responsible for your actions in the world and the effect such actions have on others, for better or for worse! The irresponsible attitude that many choose to have toward other members of society will only complicate communica tions and relationships you may need to maintain with others, even if for one single issue. People need to own the words they employ in any communication, the gestures they make in personal interactions, and the specific attitudes they portray in relating to others. Knowing what civility is and means can be a great help in dealing with family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and even strangers. As its paramount that you master the basics of any academic discipline in which you are to be examined, its also a good practice to master your conventional skills in dealing effectively with other people on a day-today basis. Furthermore, once these are effectively mastered you shall know how to make the necessary corrections once any is misused, or not utilized at all! Dr. Leo Buscaglia had once commented that as long as we feel comfortable putting blame on others, we will never be required to evaluate and change our own behaviors. Sadly, this happens more often than it should. But blaming others will never solve anything, nor remove the problem about which a blame is leveled on someone. Self-examination is a habit worth developing as early as possible, and maintained as long as one lives. Everybody makes mistakes and everyone is entitled to find ways to make amends and seek those more effective ways of living decently and meaningfully in the world. Such prac tice needs to be viewed as essential, and a nonnegotiable feature of a persons time on earth! You need to recog nize when and where you are at fault, and not look at others as responsible for your ills or failures. Moreover, you are to do whatever is required to improve your condition, to move you out of where you may be stuck, into triumphant strides toward the best you can still attain! Just as other exams usually place you on a higher plane, if you pass them, self-examination will also point you to better levels of achievement! Its the season to wish everyone all over the world a Happy New Year. But you know something? 2011 wasnt really such a bad year. In fact, were a little bit sorry to see it come to an end. Things really took off at the Boca Raton Tribune during 2011. We maintained the weekly publica tion schedule begun late in 2010 -even through the summer when we thought we might have to go back to every-otherweek circulation, like we did when we first started publishing the Tribune. If youve seen the amount of advertising, it shot up in 2011 and we expect bigger and better things in 2012. In addition, 2011 was our first full year of operation for both the website and the newsprint publication. Weve gotten a lot of good comments and the popularity of the paper both electronic and in print has really soared. We are not resting on this success, though. We will continue to work as hard as ever to bring you all the news of your com munity. Were happy to see more people taking part in our iReporter seg ment, and many people are calling to see if they can join our growing list of popular columnists. In just the past few months, we have added Boca Republican Club Chairwom an Margi Helschien and Highland Beach Mayor Bernard Featherman to our column writers. Weve continue to stay close to some very important events from the OPAL awards to the Festival of the Arts BOCA; from Boca Festival Days in August through the Meet Me on the Promenade event through all the holiday activities earlier this month. Many people are calling us to express their opinions and com ment on what is going in the community so we will know what to cover and what to bring to everyones attention. This year, we are proud of the edition we published honoring Countess Henrietta de Hoernle on her 99th birthday. Sadly, at the end of the year, we had to say goodbye to Gloria Drummond, the founder of Boca Raton Regional Hospital, who passed away at age 81. We quickly put together a special, larger edition with stories and pictures of this lady who was so important to Boca Ratons history. We have gotten many wonderful com ments about it. As 2011 comes to an end, there seem to be hints that the economy is getting better and that unemployment is starting to improve. We have been careful not to jump too fast at reports of potential good news. But we have been at the forefront of media that have urged people to look on the positive side and not to be pessimistic about the difficult economic times. It looks like we may have been right with our pronouncements. The year 2012 will also be big indeed, massive, with a Presidential Election in November. That also means that many state and federal offices will also be up for grabs. Our Congressman, Allen West, has at least two challengers, and will be put to the test in his first re-election bid. State Rep. Steve Perman will also face his first re-election effort and Maria Sachs, who moved from a former state rep to a state senator without opposition in 2010, will look to defend her seat. Yes, 2012 may be a year of major changes. If the economy does get better, there may be many new housing starts and many of those vacant commercial buildings all over the city will be filled with new, stronger retailers. In anticipation of a great upcoming 366 days (its going to be Leap Year, you know), we wish you a very Happy New Year.


9 December 29, 2011 through January 5, 2012 Edition 80 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The Boca Raton Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL Plenty for Kids to Do at Daggerwing in JanuaryBOCA RATON -The following programs and events will be held at Dag gerwing Nature Center during January. Daggerwing is operated by the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department and is located in South County Regional Park at 11200 Park Access Road, off Cain Boulevard between Glades Road and Yamato Road, west of Boca Raton. All programs are by reservation only, unless otherwise stated. Call (561) 629-8760 or visit the nature center to make reservations. Fees (if ap plicable) are due the day of the program by cash or check only. All participants are required to sign a program participation form for every program. If you are more than 5 minutes late to a program for which you have made a reservation, your spot will be given to a person on the waiting list. ALLIGATOR FEEDINGSEvery Wednesday and Saturday at 3:15 pm Families, all ages, FREE (reservations not required) Gather round the alligator tank in the exhibit hall and listen to a short talk about our baby alliga tor while he is being fed. HOW TO PROGRAM: Basic Birding Saturday, January 7 at 1:00 pm Families, all ages, $3 per person (reservations not required) Take part in a series where you can do something with what you learn! Learn how to iden tify common birds and then practice your new skills on a boardwalk tour. Bring binoculars. CHILDRENS NATURE SERIES: Wetland Animals Saturday, January 14 at 10:30 am Ages 3-6, $4 per child (reservations required) Parents, bring your little ones to experience exciting nature topics! Programs may include activities such as: stories, puppets, games, role play, nature walks, and crafts. CHILDRENS NATURE SERIES: Snakes Wednesday, January 18 at 10:30 am Ages 3-6, $4 per child (reservations required) Parents, bring your little ones to experience exciting nature topics! Programs may include activities such as: stories, puppets, games, role play, nature walks, and crafts. ECO EXPLORERS: Invasive Species Thursday, January 26 at 2:30 pm Ages 7-11, $4 per child (reservations required) Looking for something to do during your day off from school? Join us for classes where we explore nature topics through experiments and other hands-on explorations. GATOR TALES Saturday, January 28 at 3:30 pm Ages 2-5 (older siblings welcome), $2 per child (reservations not required) Join us for stories, both fiction and non-fiction, about animals and nature! Daggerwing Nature CenterHanukkah drive nets gifts for sick, economy-aected childrenBOCA RATON -A charity drive to provide Hanukkah gifts to hundreds of sick children or those affected by the bad economy concluded on Thursday night at Boca Raton Synagogue when 25 area children gathered to gift wrap items and write holiday cards to the recipients. The charity drive was organized by Atara Goldberg, 12, daughter of BRS Rabbi Efrem Goldberg and his wife Yocheved, in conjunction with Ataras Bat Mitzvah, which is Jan. 7. On hand to collect and distribute the gifts in time for the holiday were three charities, Chai Lifeline, www.chailifeline.org/about.php, Tomchei Shabbos and Chesed of Florida. The gift wrapping took place in the Social Hall of Boca Raton Synagogue, 7900 Montoya Circle, Boca Raton. The gifts were for children of all ages and included toys, clothes, books, gift cards and electronics. Some of the donations were board games, cameras and MP3 players. Many local Jewish day schools promoted Ata ras project and helped collect the gifts. The Goldbergs called the outpouring overwhelming and are considering turning Ataras Bat Mitzvah project into an annual gift drive for Ha nukkah. For more information, contact Yocheved Goldberg at 561.350.5965 First Night party to celebrate the arrival of 2012DELRAY BEACH The city of Delray Beach and thousands of revelers will welcome in 2012 at the annual First Night celebration Saturday, Dec. 31, from 4 p.m. to midnight in downtown Delray Beach. Admission requires the purchase of a First Night button which allows access to 24 venues. Advanced tickets are $10. The cost on Dec. 31 will be $15. Tickets can be purchased at the following locations: 100-Foot Christmas Tree (credit cards accepted) -Old School Square 51 North Swinton Ave City Hall (credit cards accepted) 100 NW 1st Ave Chamber of Commerce (cash only) 64SE 5th Ave Delray Beach Public Library (cash only) 100 W. Atlantic Ave Delray Beach News Stand (cash only) 429 E. Atlantic Ave Visitors can start the evening off with the Peoples Procession. Join in the parade for everyone at the 600 block at 4 pm. Explore the 24 indoor and outdoor venues located throughout the downtown and find fun activities and entertainment for the entire family. There will be music, dance, a climbing wall, art, mazes, play centers, photo booths, skateboarding, remote control air swimmers, magic, arts and crafts and so much more! Make sure to make your way to the Tennis Center for a twist on a classic New Years Eve Finale both at 9 pm and at midnight. Expect music, food, fun, prizes and surprises. You wont want to miss the fireworks, famous Ping Pong Ball Drop and the FIAT 500 Drop, First Nights take on the Times Square Ball Drop.


10 December 29, 2011 through January 5, 2012 Edition 80Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The Boca Raton Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL bocaratontribune.com FREE PICK UP & DELIVERY Call Today! Florida Intergenerational Orchestra gets county proclamationOn December 8th, in a special performance at The Volen Center in Boca Ra ton, County Commissioner Steven Abrams presented the 55-member Florida Intergenerational Orchestra a proclamation applauding the presentation of the first annual Legacy Award to the orchestra by Floridas Department of Elder Affairs and commemorating Intergenerational Week. The orchestra is comprised of musicians ages 9 to 92 and has been in existence for seven years. Commissioner Steven Abrams with founder/conductor Lor raine Marks and a few members of the orchestra Americas Sweetheart of Song Connie Francis feted in Boca RatonStory, photos by Bar bara McCormick BOCA RATON -Fans, friends and fellow show business professionals gathered recently at the Polo Club in Boca Raton to celebrate the birthday of the leg endary Connie Francis. The elegant evening was hosted by Boca Raton philanthropist, Madelyn Savarick. Guests were given the Red Carpet treatment throughout the evening, beginning with the social hour, followed by a true Italian style 5-course dinner. The evening was filled with music, as fellow professional vocalists serenaded Connie with nostalgic songs from the fifties. From left are Mickey Shephardson, Connie Francis and Madelyn Savarick, the host. From left are Connie Francis, Dick Robinson, Madelyn Savarick, Kate Jolson.


11 December 29, 2011 through January 5, 2012 Edition 80 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. The Boca Raton Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL Driver charged after car crashes into Camino Gardens canalBOCA RATON Boca Raton Fire Rescue crews responded about 5:45 a.m. Dec. 23 to a report of car in a canal, on its side against a sea wall, at 400 West Camino Gardens Blvd., said Public Information Officer Frank Correggio. The black Dodge Charger was halfway submerged in the water with no occupants inside. Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services Battalion Chief Bruce Angier called for divers. Delray Beach Fire Rescue dive team along with Boca Raton Police Services divers entered the water to perform a search. Boca Raton Fire Rescue Boat 3 and Police Services Marine Units were on hand to assist. After an extensive search the divers were unable to locate anyone in the canal. Tow trucks were called to remove the vehicle from the waterway. A passenger who had been in the car told police he wasnt sure if the driver was still inside. Several hours after the search ended, police found a man identified as Tyler Hanley, 19, of Boca Raton, on the lawn of a nearby home. Identified as the driver, Hanley was charged with leaving the scene of a crash and failing to give information and render aid, said police. Correggio said the cause of the accident remains under investigation. Photo by Frank CorreggioChristmas Eve re displaces Boca Raton family BOCA RATON A Christmas Eve fire caused damage to a Boca Raton home severe enough to force the family to find other accommodations, said Fire Rescue Public Information Officer Frank Correggio Damage was estimated at about $100,000. The cause remains unknown and is being investigated by the State Fire Marshal. About 5:20 p.m., Correggio said, Boca Raton firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire at 818 NW 7 Street. He said family members were home and smelled smoke coming from the garage. When they opened the door they noticed the fire. They shut the door and immediately exited the home, running to the home of a neighbor who called 9-1-1. Upon arrival, firefighters were met with heavy smoke and intense flames coming from the garage area. Crews attacked the fire, brought it under control and extinguished it. Correggio said fire extended into the ceiling above the garage where there was also significant damage. The family was not able to return to the home that evening. Photos by Frank CorreggioMenorah Lighting in Old School Square: Fallen Police Ocer Adam Rosenthal Honored DELRAY BEACH, FL December 21, 2011 Tuesday, December 20th marked the second year of a new Delray Beach holiday tradition. The Menorah, installed alongside the 100-Foot Christmas Tree in Old School Square, provided the backdrop for a heart filled ceremony com memorating the Mira cle of Lights. Observers gathered around the Menorah to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah. The City was well represented at Tuesdays ceremony with Commission er Angeleta Gray there to welcome the crowd, former Mayor Jeff Perlman to tell the story of Hanukah, and Commissioner Adam Frankel to recite the Hebrew blessing. Organizers arranged to honor fallen Officer Adam Rosenthal during the ceremony. Assistant Police Chief Jeff Goldman delivered a heartfelt oration dedicated to the sixteen year veteran of the Delray Beach Police Department who lost his life in a single vehicle car crash earlier this year. The turn out for the lighting was absolutely great, said local businessman Dr. Andre Fladell, who was responsible for having the Menorah installed last year. There was easily three times the number of people that were here last year. This has been such a great addition to the community and I think the ceremony will continue to grow moving forward, he added.


12 December 29, 2011 through January 5, 2012 Edition 80Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. Municipal NewsThe Boca Raton Tribune Term-limited Aaronson cannot seek another term on County CommissionBy Burt Aaronson County Commissioner District 5 The year is quickly coming to a close and the holidays are upon us. Sheila, Marylou, Vivian, Meaghan and I wish you all a season of peace and a happy New Year. Many of you know already that term limits prevent me from seeking another term as your County Commissioner. As I reflect on these past two decades, I am amazed at the number of issues we have tackled together. Each year brings its own set of challenges and I can assure you that 2012 will be no different. One issue that I will be focusing on in the upcoming year is unemployment as it relates to the hospitality industry. As the unemployment rate started rising and continues to grow, it bothered me that many local hospitality industry businesses such as country clubs were bringing in foreign workers through the Federal H2B Visa Program. I began meeting with a number of country clubs to address the issue of hiring foreign workers. Since that time the unemployment has risen to over 10 percent and I am more eager than ever to gradually reduce the number of foreign hired by the private clubs. I have spearheaded a collaborative effort with County staff, the Workforce Alliance, the Country Clubs, and the Council of Presidents, an organization of Country Club Presidents. I wanted the Clubs and Workforce Alliance to commit to a four-year plan that would reduce the number of H2B workers by 25 percent per year. They did and we have set to work to fulfill this goal. Perhaps the biggest hurdle is the lack of qualified workers available. A recurring theme among responses from country clubs and golf courses is that despite their desire to hire domestic workers, the reality is that they cannot find or maintain them. During a joint meeting between the County Commission and the School Board, I suggested that a training partnership be created that would provide a vehicle for those students that would be seeking a job upon graduating from high school and not continuing on to higher education. Now the School Board and the Tourist Development Council have joined in our efforts to develop a talent pipeline by way of training programs that will link local young people to jobs and careers that are in demand. I look forward to keeping you informed on this and many other topics over the next year. As always, I invite your comments on any issue of interest to you. As your Commissioner, I am here to help you. You may write me at 301 N. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, 33401 or call my staff at 276-1310 or toll free at 877-930-2205. My email address is: baaronso@pbcgov.org Boca CERT members recognized for outstanding workBOCA RATON -Boca Raton Fire Rescue Community Emergency Response Team held its semiannual CERT meeting at 6500 Congress Avenue. Deputy Fire Chief Glenn Joseph was on hand to present an award for CERT member of the Year to Burt Goodman. Burt has been a member of CERT for over 5 years. He is a supporter and spokesperson for the CERT program and has also taken on the role as a team leader in his community. CERT members train throughout the year on a variety of fire and medical related topics. CERT members are trained to be a useful resource during disaster emergencies such as hurricanes, floods, torna does and terrorism, when conventional emergency services are unavailable. CERT members are also utilized at various events throughout the City of Boca Raton. Anyone interested in becoming part of the CERT program should contact Catherine Vanden Broeck at 561-393-7770. From left are Deputy Fire Chief Glenn Joseph, Burt Goodman and Frank Correggio, CERT coordinator for Boca Raton Fire Rescue.Commission allows voters to decide on slot machines for Kennel ClubThe voters of Palm Beach County will have the final say in deciding whether to place slot machines at the Palm Beach Kennel Club. County commissioners on Dec. 20 voted 6-1 to place a referendum question on the November 2012 ballot asking the electorate to give a yea or nay to the idea of allowing the one-armed bandits at pari-mutuel facilities. If voters give it a thumbsup, slot machines will be allowed at the track, the countys only pari-mutuel betting site.. Commissioner Jess Santamaria cast the only no vote. In other business, the commission took the following action: Redistricting approved new Board of County Commission district boundaries based upon the 2010 Census. Changes include moving Phil Foster Park from District 1 to District 7 and dividing Peanut Island between District 1 and District 7. Legislative update received an update from state Rep. Mark Pafford on local legislative issues and funding requests to be addressed at the 2012 Florida Legislative Session in Tallahassee. MSTUs approved on preliminary reading and to advertise for public hearing on Jan. 24, 2012, amendments to the countys municipal services taxing unit (MSTU) ordinance. The board also continued to the Jan. 24 meeting for consideration of assessments and award of a contract for paving and drainage improvements on Michlar Drive, Ta mis Trail and 105th Avenue South. Okeechobee Boulevard approved a funding agreement with the city of West Palm Beach and FDOT to provide median landscaping on Okeechobee Boulevard between the turnpike and State Road 7. Fire codes adopted the updated Florida Fire Prevention Code, effective Dec. 31, 2011. Lobbyist registration amended the lobbyist registration ordinance in order to match language in the Code of Ethics and to allow the ordinance to apply to municipal employees and elected officials. Vehicles for hire approved a series of amendments to the countys vehi-Continued on page 23


13 December 29, 2011 through January 5, 2012 Edition 80 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. B The Boca Raton Tribune BOCA LIFE & ARTSSECTION See page 15Holiday Films Galore See page 15A Spectacular Holidaze Show at Broward CenterBy Skip Sheffield Cirque Dreams Holidaze is a dazzling spec tacle of sound, light and human feats of derring-do at the Broward Center for the Arts, onstage through Sunday Jan. 1. This Cirque (French for circus) is not to be confused with the much larger, better-known Cirque du Soleil with headquarters in Montreal. Producer-director Neil Goldberg creates his shows right here in Florida in a large warehouse-studio in Pompano Beach. Like the French-Cana dian company, Goldbergs Cirque is a circus with no animals or animal tricks. It is a strictly human show with an international cast of 30 phenomenal acrobats, jugglers, balancing acts, trapeze artist, gymnasts, trick bicyclists, danc ers, roller-skatersyou name it. This is a kitchen sink of diversity, wildly costumed and brilliantly lit, with a thunderous recorded musical accompaniment and live singers. In fact the music is a little too thunderous for those with sensitive ears. Its been a good ten years since I first met and interviewed Neil Goldberg. The show he produces now is vastly improved over what I saw a decade ago. There is only the barest thread of a plot. Its Christmas Eve, and through some magic all the tree ornament and toys spring to life. There are three main characters who sing and thread the acts together: Angel (Hannah Hammond), the Ice Queen (Traci Blair) and author Dickens (Jamarice Daughtry) all from the USA. Each of these singers is powerful in his or her way. I was especially impressed with Daughtrys vocal range. I was less impressed with the original music by Jill Winters and David Scott, but it is lively, to say the least. There are several familiar cover tunes, including Jingle Bell Rock, Rockin around the Christmas Tree and a particularly lovely version of O Holy Night. The cast includes performance artists from Bra zil, China, Ethiopia, Latvia, Mexico, Russia, Spain and the Ukraine. Each act has a specialty and special moments guaranteed to make you gasp. If you enjoy toned bodies performing incredible tricks, this is a show for you regardless of the season. Tickets are $29.25 to $69.25, and well worth it. Call 954-462-0222 or go to www.browardcenter.org. Ornaments on tree Marching on a thin line Santa with puppets


14 December 29, 2011 through January 5, 2012 Edition 80Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. bocaratontribune.com The Boca Raton Tribune B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL By Denise Righetti Japanese SignatureFusionarie is the latest Japanese restaurant to open up in Royal Palm Place in Downtown Boca, and I set out on a mission to find out just what makes this one different from the other two Asian-inspired restaurants situated in the same plaza. Fusionarie stems from the word fusion and this is the name that best describes both the type of dishes youll find on the Fusionarie menu as well as the ambiance theyve created there. Not your typical Japanese offerings, youll find items such as Bahamian Conch Salad, a Surf and Turf Maki roll made with lobster tempura and topped with torched New York strip, as well as many dishes that incorporate tropical fruits such as pineapple, mango and guacamole. I decided to pop in on a Saturday early evening before heading to the theatre and took a seat at the sushi bar. I ran into the owner of the establishment, a young man named Edison Song, who, despite his young age, is the owner of several other suc cessful restaurants in Indiana. Edison pulled up a seat next to me and asked me what Id like to drink. Once I decided upon sake, he was quick to have his house sake brought out for me to try (12 oz. $10). With quite an extensive sake and wine list, not typically found at a Japa nese restaurant, Edison was quite proud of his house offering. He also let me know that it was half price since I was there during their Happy Hour which goes on every day from 5-7pm, including weekends! You can also get select appetizers for half price during their happy hour with prices ranging from $3 $6.50) The first dish that I tried was the Tuna Pizza. It was a toasted flatbread topped with guacamole, thinly sliced tuna, balsamic vinegar, spicy mayo and green micro sprouts. Delish! It was light and the flavor combinations worked really well together. Next, I tried the Chef Ruey Surprise. On the menu, the Chef Ruey Surprise is $50 and is ideal as an appetizer for 2-3 people. I was given the single tasting version which runs between $15-20. It consisted of smoked white tuna, tamago with eel, fish wing (on this day I was served Salmon, on other days it might be Hamachi), tuna ball with snow crab and mint and sweet shrimp. I dove into the smoked white tuna first and boy was my mouth bursting with flavor! I love white tuna, but this was the first time Ive ever had the smoked version. It was thinly sliced and topped with roasted garlic chips-outstanding! The next thing I tried was the Omurice with eel and crab meat (also known as Tamagotchi). This kitchen small plate consisted of a thin layer of egg crepe wrapped with eel and crab meat. It was nice and light and had an airy texture while the eel sauce on top added another dimension, tying the dish together perfectly. ($12 ala carte). The Salmon fish wing (a real treat and not a regular menu item) was one of my favorites of all the things I tasted on this evening. When available, they are offered at $4 per wing. The salmon was incredibly fresh and cooked to perfection and was basted with a terrific sweet glaze. I tried the tuna balls next. They were filled with snow crab and mint. While this dish may appear simple, it packed a nice flavorful punch. ($8 for 2 balls) The Sweet Shrimp ($3.50 ala carte) was featured prominently in a champagne flute in the center of the Chef Ruey Surprise platter. The shrimp was indeed sweet and succulent. Edison informed me that if I was feeling adventurous, I should partake in the Japanese custom of eating the shrimp head, deep fried. Never to shy away from a good food adventure, I told him to bring it on and he did. I will spare you the details here, but lets just say that I can now boast to have earned my honorary Japanese status. It was about this time that Edison introduced me to one of his cold sakes called Tokubetsu Honjozo.($22) It was very smooth and enjoyable, and came packaged in a nice looking bottle. The next plate arrived and on it was a colorful display of Shrimp Toasted with Tuna Jam (listed under Sushi Bar Teasers, four to an order for $14). Crispy shrimp on toasted Asian bread resembling a crostini and topped with a wonderful strawberry jam. It may sound a bit odd, but trust me, the combina tion works. I enjoyed these very much. To the right of the shrimp toasts was Rock Shrimp Tempura (listed under Kitchen Small Plates, $13). A deep water shrimp that tasted akin to lobster, the rock shrimp was the size and texture of popcorn shrimp but was coated with a citrusy/spicy sauce that delighted my taste buds. As if I hadnt sampled enough sake, Edison took the liberty of bringing out a sake flight of 3 different cold sakes for me to try. (Three, 1.5 ounce pours for $13) The first one was Momokawa Pearl coconut and tapioca flavor; next was Momokawa Silver light and a little sweet; and the final one was Momokawa Diamond dry and crispy, (all of which can be purchased individually at half price every day during happy hour 5 7pm). To conclude this wonderful tasting, Chef Ruey fried up some Red Bean ice cream with a side of homemade whipped cream. The red bean had a nice taste and while not overly sweet, satisfied my sweet tooth. Fusionarie Japanese Sig nature 500 Via De Palmas #79 561-367-3283 Open for lunch & dinner: Mon Thurs 11:30am 2:30pm & 5 10pm Fri 11:30am 2:30pm & 5 11pm Sat 12pm 11pm Closed Sunday Denise with Fushionarie owner Edison Chef Ruey presenting his special masterpiece


15 December 29, 2011 through January 5, 2012 Edition 80 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The Boca Raton Tribune B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL Holiday Films GaloreWe are heading into the home stretch of the holiday film season. There are so many films coming out, I couldnt possibly get to them all, but here are a few notables. I belong to two film critics groups: Florida Film Critics Circle and Southeastern Film Critics Association. Because of this, I am invited to advance screenings and some of the studios provide DVDs for viewing at home. SEFCA asked each of its 47 members to submit a top ten favorite film list. I voted The Artist, which opened Dec. 23, No. 1. The rest in descending order were Melancholia at 2, Moneyball, 3, War Horse 4, My Week With Marilyn 5, Descendants 6, The Muppets 7, J. Edgar 8, We Bought a Zoo 9 and Young Adult 10. The rest of the SEFCA writers voted The Descendants No. 1, followed by The Artist 2, Hugo 3, Moneyball 4, Tree of Life 5, Drive 6, Midnight in Paris 7, Win Win 8, War Horse 9 and The Help 10. George Clooney was voted Best Actor for Descendants while Meryl Streep got Best Actress for Iron Lady. Christopher Plummer won Best Supporting actor for Beginners and Janet McT eer was Best Supporting actress for Albert Nobbs. The Help won Best Ensemble and Martin Scorsese was Best Director for Hugo. Good ol Woody Allen got Best Original Screenplay for Midnight in Paris. The very funny film Rango was voted Best Animated Film and the very strange The Tree of Life got Best Cinematography. It will be very interesting to see who scores at Academy Award time. I suspect The Artist will do better because A: its a masterpiece and B: it is all about Film. The Artist is the first major silent, black-and-white film in more than 30 years. The production crew is French, but the film is set in Hollywood in the late 1920s at the ending of the silent film era. The film is written and directed by Michael Hazanavicius and it co-stars his wife Berenice Bejo as aspiring starlet Peppy Miller, who rides the coattails of a married movie star named George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) to stardom. George is a dashing Rudolph ValentinoDouglas Fairbanks kind of action star. George is at the peak of his stardom and wealth in 1927, but all that is about to change because talkies are coming and George thinks silent film is the only pure art film form. I am an Artist not a puppet, he declares to ruthless studio head Al Zimmer (John Goodman). George is so convinced silent film is the only way to go that he invests his life savings in a silent epic. It is not hard to guess how this will go. What makes The Artist so great is that it tells its poignant story through body language and facial expression, not words. Minimal titles are used, and there is a bit of sound at strategic moments. At its core The Artist is a love story for and about film, and it is also a romantic love and redemption story; not just about a woman for a failing man, but of a servants devotion to his longtime employer. For that role of Clifton, Georges butler-chauffeur, James Cromwell will surely be recognized. Iron Lady If you like British history and great acting, I recommend Iron Lady. Americas most versatile actress, Meryl Streep crawls right into the skin of indomitable British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. If you dont care for British history, you may find it on the dull side. Adventures of Tintin and War Horse Yet to come is Steven Spielbergs Adventures of Tintin and War Horse. I have not seen the former, but I have read great things. The latter opened on Christmas Day and I assure you it is a most wonderful cinematic present. Happy Holidays! Jean Dujardin as George Valentin in The ArtistBy Diane Feen Lighting the wayIt is the festival of lights the holiday known for eight nights of family, food and festivities. Yet the meaning of Hanukkah for Jews is the story of miracles. The first one is the Maccabees defeat of the Greek-Syrian army (that invaded Israel) and the sec ond one is that a flask of oil, that was supposed to last for one day, lasted eight days. There are miracles in our lives quite often. Some of us see them, others do not. Popular psychology (and Oprah Winfrey) tells us that we need to focus on the miracles in our lives, not on the harsher side of our existence. And I agree. That is why it is appropriate to highlight someone who truly cares someone dedicated to making a difference. His name is Steven Charlap MD. This highly trained physician and Harvard MBA retired a few years ago but wasnt happy simply going to the movies or resting on his laurels (he sold a healthcare business to a large company five years ago). What Dr. Charlap did was create a company called MDPrevent. This stateof-the-art medical clinic focuses on wellness not on disease. He doesnt run into patient rooms for five minutes with a prescription pad in hand. Instead he and his team access a persons health and prescribe a lifestyle change as part of treatment. Rather than simply focus on treating medical problems as they present themselves, MDPrevents goals are to identify health risk factors and address them before they become problems. By doing so, we give people freedom from the costs, suffering and limitations imposed by chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. And he ought to know. Dr. Charlaps company HealthDrive treated more than five million patients at extended care facilities and nursing homes and found that many of them had preventable chronic diseases. To make matters worse, government regulations often require providers to react to problems rather than support treatments that prevent them. Thats why he created MDPrevent. He realized that prevention is the best medicine and he wants to free people from the shackles of unhealthy weight, high cholesterol and blood sugar and dangerous elevated blood pressure. Hanukkah represents one of many events in Jewish history where Jews faced imminent destruction and survived. For many Jews as well as all other Americans, there can be no greater threat to our health and our lives than the challenges we face today due to increasing obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, said Dr. Charlap, whose father was a rabbi and whose mother was a Hebrew school teacher. So like the brave Mac cabees, who rose up against their Greek oppressors, each of us should find the strength and motivation to defend our bodies against disease-promoting influences and embrace a life full of joy with the freedom to have a healthy mind and body, said Dr. Charlap. If we do so, we too can enjoy the miracle of a happy, healthy, and long life. So we light a candle each night for eight nights and remember the miracles in our lives. It is our light that we embrace on this holiday and the light of others around us that gives meaning to our lives and significance to Hanukkah. Happy Holiday! Dr. Steven Charlap and his wife Yael with daughters Danielle and Nikki and son, Justin.


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17 December 29, 2011 through January 5, 2012 Edition 80 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The Boca Raton Tribune B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL SPOTLIGHT r f n t b b r f ntb t t t r n nt t r rfffntbf fffrr f trt t ttrn SpaMassage151 E P almetto P ark Rd Boca Raton FL 33432561-393-3185 561-689-8999www .palmbeachluckyspa.com 1/2 Hour $ 40 00 MASSAGE West Boca Chamber of Commerce Holiday PartyWest Boca Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party was held at Lakeside Terrace on December 14th. Music was by Angel Curras. Over 100 toys were collected for Toys for Tots and the West Boca Chamber Foundation raffle raised nearly $300 for Toys for Tots. Simon Plummer of All Florida Alarms and Neil Lavikoff of Foundation Mortgage Bob Goldberg of SignArama Deerfield, Susan Goldberg of Mittenthal Weinstein and Barbara Weiss of Keeping it $traight Larry Ervin with Attorney Madeline Evans-Ervin, Tom Kruse of Sir Speedy Margate and Susan Goldberg of Mittenthal Weinstein Tammi Healy of Sage Consulting, West Boca Chamber Chair Jeff Karsin, Rob Healy and Chrissy Piazza of Remax Advantage Back row-Bonnie and Steve Fenyves, Sandi and Simon Plummer, Seated-Seth and Fran Marmor, Randi and Mark Toor Susan and Jeff Karsin of American Financial Eileen Robinson of Palm Beach State College and Bonnie Beinhorn of MetLife Neil Kobrin of Edward Jones, Deborah and Craig Winograd of WIT Group and Flavio Cardoso of The Growth Coach Sheila Nahari, Gilda and Paulo Schneider, Miriam Sino zetz, Francisco Pessoa, Luciana and Carlo Barbieri, and Douglas and Dini Heizer Photos by Annette Levin


18 December 29, 2011 through January 5, 2012 Edition 80Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. SPOTLIGHT The Boca Raton Tribune B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL Happy Holidays from the King familyWishing all our Boca Raton Tribune readers a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year. Dale King, Tribune managing editor, is shown with his wife, Julia Hebert, and their dog, Peanut. Chamber trustee members pack, serve food at Boca Helping HandsBOCA RATON Members of the Greater Boca Ra ton Chamber of Commerce kicked off the holiday festivities by packaging and serving food at Boca Helping Hands, which served more than 39,700 meals in 2011. Boca Helping Hands does so much for our community, said Troy M. McLellan, CCE, President & CEO of the Boca Chamber. To come in here with local business leaders and experience the hard work and dedication they put forth every day of the year was a privilege. The Trustee Members also celebrated the season in style with a holiday party at Carmens at the top of the Boca Raton Bridge Hotel. The Trustee Membership Program was founded in 1999 to bring together senior level executives, whose caring and commitment to the community is the foundation for the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerces continued growth. Over 170 businesses are involved in the program. David Lorber of Child Group Wealth Management stocks shelves at Boca Helping Hands Merryl Haber of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith PLLC Jayne Scala of Ultimate Staffing puts her head together with Boca Chamber Vice President Sarah Pearson and her daughter Lisa Elkin and Michael Coady of First Citizens Bank enjoy the Trustee Holiday Party at the Boca Raton Bridge Hotel From left are Linda Gove, Ioana Grigore and Penny Morey Troy M. McLellan, left, President & CEO of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and Forrest Heathcott, President, JM&A Group and Executive Vice President, JM Family Enterprises


19 December 29, 2011 through January 5, 2012 Edition 80 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The Boca Raton Tribune B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL A Bright Forecast for 2012By Kay Renz If the fashion world has anything to say about it, 2012 will be a year of renewed energy and optimism! The designers spring shows were ebullient and upbeat, featuring bright bursts of color and lots of glamour. While the Hemline Index is considered long passe and the color forecast is only given nominal credence, it does appear that there is more fun in fashion and that is a good thing! The designers are also giving women the wardrobe to play up their feminine side, finally banishing that borrowed from the boys looks. Menswear and military-inspired styles were given their marching orders. The styles this season are soft and visual. Neon Lights Not since the go-go 80s has there been this much neon, but this time around there is more sophistica tion to the brilliant yellows, greens and tangerines. While some runways went wildly vivid, most paired the bright hues with softer pastels for balance. The Great Glamour There is a dressy glamorous feel this spring with lots of diversity Look for lace, sexy sheer fabrics, asymmetrical hemlines, ruffles, geometric prints and more. The key is choosing the stand out piece that works for you and finding fun ways to have it liven up your base wardrobe. Golden Moment With 2012 being an Olympic year, there is definitely a sporty theme running though many of the collections. The looks are sleek, body conscious and colorful. Shoe me these The shoe trends are fun and high! Look for transparent looks, metallic toes, huge platforms, wedgies and super high heels. The look again is more feminine, moving away from clunky and chunky to sleeker and sexier! My Shades Standout Sunglasses are hot this spring. Look for exaggerated shapes, super colors and movie star style. Embellished Bags Lots of detailing on bags this season. Check out the crocheted looks, metal touches and all sorts of embellishments. Super tiny bags also make their mark, not necessarily practical but cute! See you shopping! Bright yellow and pea plum, two big trends The sporty look Super feminine looks


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23 December 29, 2011 through January 5, 2012 Edition 80 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The Boca Raton Tribune MUNICIPAL East/West Boca Raton, FL FAU honors Schnellenberger with endowed scholarship fundBOCA RATON -Florida Atlantic University recently announced the establishment of an endowed scholarship fund in honor of legendary Coach Howard Schnellenbergers retirement from football during a post-game reception at FAUs final football game of the 2011 season. The fund will provide one scholarship each year to a student-athlete that demonstrates determina tion and commitment to the FAU football program. Coach Howard Schnellenbergers legacy as FAUs first football coach will no doubt leave a permanent mark on FAU and its football program, said FAU President Mary Jane Saunders. To honor his vision, leadership and 13 years of service, I am pleased to announce the creation of the Howard Schnellenberger Endowed Scholarship Fund. Schnellenberger announced his retirement as coach in August, but will now remain on staff at FAU as the Universitys first ambassador for development and athletics. In this position, Schnellenberger will campaign to generate support for FAU athletics and its new stadium. I am so delighted to have had the opportunity to be FAUs coach. Its been a true joy. For all of our football players, coaches, and those connected with the university, I thank you for your participation and for your good wishes, said Schnellenberger. I look forward to the next chapter of my career as an ambassa dor for this great university, and I am proud that a scholarship named in my honor will help future generations of studentathletes. The recent post-game reception took place on the Delray Hyundai Priority Club level of FAU Stadium at the Boca Raton campus. More than 300 guests attended the event, including Schnellenberg ers family members, closest friends, former football players, as well as FAU Football Founders, stadium donors, and members of FAUs Board of Trustees, Foundation Board and National Alumni Associa tion Board. Schnellenbergers career has been highly chronicled throughout the years, from winning the Super Bowl as offensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins during their perfect season in1972, to winning the first national championship as head coach at the University of Miami in 1983, to leading the struggling University of Louisville to a top-20 national ranking. As the founder and first head coach of FAUs football team, Schnellenberger helped guide the team to its first Sun Belt Conference title in 2007, the same year the team became to youngest team to advance to and win a bowl championship; as well as led the team to its second bowl game in 2008, where FAU became the only team in the state of Florida to win back-to-back bowl games that year. Continued from page 12Commission allows voters to decide on slot machines for Kennel Clubcles-for-hire (VFH) ordinance. They include adding a luxury sedan category; establishing a special master enforcement process; and no longer allowing VFH companies to deduct fees paid to municipalities from the amount the county collects for application/renewal and vehicle decal fees. PBIA amended airport rules and regulations to allow vehicle-for-hire compa nies to drop off customers at Palm Beach International Airport (PBIA) without having a ground transportation permit or decal. Companies must still have a permit or decal in order to pick up customers at PBIA. Business Development Board authorized a commitment of $200,000 with matching funds from the private sector for the Business Development Boards new marketing initiatives intended to enhance visibility of the countys business environment and attract new businesses to the county. Medical Home Day approved the countys participation in Medical Home Day on Feb. 11, 2012, and authorized spending up to $5,600 to pay for bus pass vouchers and informational material. Inspector General approved the addition of six new positions for the Office of Inspector General to ac commodate expansion of its jurisdiction. Facilities approved a change order to the contract with Moss & Associates in the amount of $2.3 million for expansion and renovation of court facilities at the West Detention Center in Belle Glade. Advent Lutheran Church 300 East Yamato Road Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-395-3632 www.adventboca.org First Church Of Christ, Scientist 566 W Palmetto Park Road Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-391-7689 Armation Lutheran Church 9465 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-483-6004 First United Methodist Church www.fumcbocaraton.org 625 NE Mizner Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-395-1244 Ascension Catholic Church 7250 N Federal Hwy Boca Raton, FL 33487 561-997-5486 Friendship Baptist Church 1422 NE 2nd Court Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-395-6871 Assembly of God Hispanic Church Centro Cristiano Familiar 21121 Oriole Country Rd Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-746-8626 Frontline Christian Center Olympic Heights High Schl 20101 Lyons Rd Boca Raton FL 33434 561-826-0404 www.frontlinechristiancenter.com Ayts Chayim Messianic Synagogue Glades Presbyterian Church 21121 Oriole Country Rd Boca Raton, FL 33428 561-487-3839 Glades Presbyterian Church 21121 Oriole Country Rd Boca Raton, FL 33428 561-477-4898 www.gladespc.com Beth Ami Congregation 1401 NW 4 Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-347-0031 Gold Coast Christian Cathedral 3200 N Federal Hwy Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-750-5235 Beth Sar Shalom Camino Real Community Church 1551 West Camino Real Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-499-4893 www.bethsarshalom.com Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 6301 SW 18 Street Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-393-7007 B'Nai Torah Congregation 6261 SW 18 Street Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-392-8566 Grace Community Church 600 W Camino Real Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-395-2811 www.graceboca.org Boca Glades Baptist Church 10101 Oriole Country Road Boca Raton, FL 33428 561-483-4228 Iglesia Bautista Hispana 2350 NW 51st St Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-998-8360 Boca Raton Bible Chapel 3900 NW 3rd Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-391-9319 Islamic Center of Boca Raton www.icbr.org 141 NW 20th St., Ste. #A-7 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-395-7221 Boca Raton Church Of Christ www.achurchofchrist.com 5099 NW 5th Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-395-0738 Jehovah's Witnesses 19230 State Road 7 Boca Raton, FL 33498 561-479-0956 To have your Church listed in the Boca Raton Tribune Worship Directory...Send your information to our Mailing Address at:Boca Raton Tribune, P.O. Box 970593, Boca Raton, FL 33497Boca Raton Community Church www.bocacommunity.org 470 NW 4th Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-395-2400 Journey Church (e) www.bocajourney.com e Kathyrn Lindgren eater B.R. Community High Schl 1501 NW 15 Court Boca Raton, FL 561-420-0606 Boca Raton Synagogue www.brsonline.org Hahn Judaic Campus 7900 Montoya Circle Boca Raton, FL 33433 (561) 394-5732 Kabbalah Learning Centre www.kabbalah.dynip.com 8411 W Palmetto Park Rd Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-488-8826 Boca Raton Synagogue-West www.brsweb.org 21101 95th Ave. South Boca Raton, FL 33428 Kol Ami of Boca Raton Reconstructionist http://kolami.homestead.com 71 N. Federal Hwy. Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-392-0696 Boca West Community United Methodist Church 9087 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-482-7335 e Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Boca Raton 2601 St. Andrews Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-482-2001 BOCA RATON TRIBUNE W ORSH IP D IRECTOR Y


24 December 29, 2011 through January 5, 2012 Edition 80Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. BusinessThe Boca Raton Tribune Archstone acquires 252-unit apartment community in BocaFrom Business Wire BOCA RATON -Archstone, a leader in apartment investment and operations, has announced the acquisition by an Archstone sponsored partnership of Vinings at Town Center, a 252-unit apartment community in Palm Beach County, from AEW Capital Management. The community was ac quired for a purchase price of some $42 million and will be renamed Archstone Boca Town Center. The complex, located at 5881 Town Bay Drive, will undergo a comprehensive renovation of its amenities and units over the course of the next year. The fitness center and several common areas will be upgraded, while the units will be fitted with brand-new kitchens and bathrooms. We continue to be committed to the continual improvement of our portfolio of apartment communities in the nations best cities, said R. Scot Sellers, Archstones chief executive officer. Archstone Boca Town Center will be an excellent addition to our portfolio and our strategically located communities in Southeast Florida. Archstone Boca Town Center is adjacent to the Town Center at Boca Ra ton mall, which features more than 220 upscale retailers and restaurants. Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue anchor the 1.75-million-squarefoot mall. In addition, the mall showcases a number of well-known dining options, including Grand Lux Cafe, Legal Sea Foods and The Capital Grille. Nearby entertainment destinations include the Boca Raton Resort and Club, Mizner Park, Cinemark Palace 20, Boomers and the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. Floridas beaches are less than four miles from the community. Archstone Boca Town Center offers easy access to a host of major employers in several large office parks, including Arvida Park of Commerce and Boca Corporate Center & Campus. The site is also a short drive to Office Depots new global headquarters. Archstone Boca Town Center is located in a highly desirable upscale neighborhood with expensive single family homes and limited land available for new residential development, which is very consistent with our investment strategy, said Charles E. Mueller Jr., Archstones chief operating officer. Our operating team in Southeast Florida is looking forward to producing very strong results at this fantastic community. The community currently offers several amenities including a 24-hour fitness center, clubhouse, tennis court, resort-style pool and picnic area with barbecue grills. Among the features inside the Boca Raton apartments are washers and dryers, walk-in closets and private balconies and patios. Select units feature vaulted ceilings and lake views. The Boca Raton-based ARA sales team of Principal, Avery Klann; Senior Vice President Hampton Beebe, and Principal Marc deBaptiste represented AEW Capital Management in the sale. AEW sold the property on behalf of one of its institutional clients. Multifamily investment in Boca Raton continues to be extremely attractive, said Avery Klann, lead broker on the transaction. Archstone Boca Town Center has been institutionally owned for more than 23 years, which has helped the property maintain stabilized long-term occupancy and premium rental rates. Archstone strives to provide great apartment rentals and great service to its customers--backed by service guarantees. As of September 30, 2011, the company owned or had an ownership position in 428 communities located in the United States and Europe, representing 73,955 units, including units under construction. Atlanta-headquartered ARA is the largest privately held, full-service investment advisory firm in the nation that focuses exclusively on the brokerage, financing and capital sourcing of multihousing properties including conventional, affordable, distressed assets, notes sales, seniors, student & manufactured housing and multihousing land.JARC executive director celebrated for excellenceBOCA RATON -Jewish Association for Residential Care (JARC) executive director, Dr. Debra Hallow, was honored with a Senior Achievement Award by the American Health Association recently. Hallow received the 2011 Non Profit Executive Director of the Year Palm Beach County honors. U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch presented her with the award. The suc cessful Senior Achievement/Veterans Day Gala Luncheon was held at Benevenutos in Boynton Beach. The event honors five outstanding volunteers/ staff whose service to the community inspires, enriches and contributes to the good of many. Past honorees represent a wide spectrum of volunteer and staff effects including mentoring the children, wildlife and environment, health and medical care and everything in between. Dr. Hallows leadership, inspiration, commitment and visionary direction for JARC was marked at the event. Her commitment will again be recognized a gala to be held at Boca West Country Club on Sunday, March 11, 2012. This years gala keynote speaker will be Academy Award winning actress, Marlee Matlin. Michael Williams of WPTV News Channel 5 will preside as emcee. For more information on purchasing tickets for JARCs 26th Anniversary Gala or the programs of JARC Florida, please visit www.jarcfl.org. The Jewish Association for Residential Care (JARC) is a nonsectarian orga nization which provides group homes, apartments and vocational training for adults with development disabilities Dr. Debra Hallow


25 December 29, 2011 through January 5, 2012 Edition 80 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. By Mayor Bernard Featherman Copyright 2011Bernard Featherman. Bernard Featherman is a columnist for the Boca Raton Tribune and is also the mayor of Highland Beach. What New Years resolutions do you want to make?Have you ever thought about what kinds of New Years resolutions you want to make for yourself to improve your health and wellness, your lifestyle or personal rela tionships? Here are some suggestions you might want consider. Lose weight to improve your health. It is a great idea to make a resolution to do so. You can go on a diet by eating a variety of foods that have less fats and cholesterol like poultry, fish, fruits and fresh vegetables for better weight control. Yet it is easier said than done for most of us. Successful dieters need incentives to stick to a regimented diet. One way is to learn to read food labels to see the favorable or not so favorable; ingredients that are in some of the packaged foods you eat. Exercise more by walking or by training at your condo, home or gym. Several ways to learn about the right exercises is to read books on exercising, review workout vie3os o seek out a professional trainers advice. Medical specialists say you should also drink at least eight glasses of water a day, and cut back on drinking alcohol or smoking Be more optimistic abo9ut life. You should work to develop positive feelings about other people and let them know it. One example is to be the first to simply say, Hello, to others. Or compliment at least two people a day on good deeds they have done. Build a network with other people in your community. Make a resolution to attend more community events. You can exchange views on doing things differently or the same way. Consider a resolution to live simpler, quieter life in order to relieve tensions. Thank about a resolution to act on all matters enthusiastically, by eliminating negative thoughts. One way is to not waste your time getting even with others who try to hurt you emotionally. Instead, get even with people who have helped you bodying thins back for them, in return for their favorable past support. Make a resolution to laugh more, read more, listen more and say less. My friend Charlie, a retired Highland Beach resident, made a similar resolution that added in hugging more, loving more and even crying more. He joined a local selfhelp group to discuss problems that he goes through each day. By meeting more people with similar interests, he has learned to satisfactorily cope wit his problems. It is still working for him and it can work for you, too. Charlies extra New Years resolution for this coming year is to give his condo a good safety inspection, for his own protection against injuries in the home. And remember, be more organized. A great resolution would be to learn how to manage your time better, by making a daily list of things to do, in the order of importance on the things you need to do. Even a resolution to communicate better, to both friends and relatives, is a good idea tat will help you reach you New Years goals next year. Get those resolutions started for the New Year now. Email your Business News, promotions and acknowledgements to Chris Catoggio at: chris@ bocaratontribune.com. BOCA RATON -The GEO Group has announced the opening of the new 1,500bed Riverbend Correctional facility in Milledgeville, Ga. Under the terms of its contract with the Georgia Department of Corrections, GEO financed, developed, and will operate the new $80 million facility on state-owned land pursuant to a 40-year ground lease. The institution is expected to generate approximately $28 million in annualized revenues and is expected to ramp through the first quarter of 2012. We appreciate the confidence placed in our company by the Georgia Department of Corrections. The opening of this important facility marks a significant milestone towards meeting the states need for correctional bed space, said George C. Zoley, chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GEO BOCA RATON -Metropolitan Health Networks, Inc. has announced that Michael Earley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present an overview of the companys business at the 30th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco on January 12, 2012 at noon, Pacific Time. A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available via Metropolitans investor relations page at www.metropolitanhealthnetworks.com The company suggests that webcast participants sign on approximately 15 minutes in advance of the presentation to allow time to run a system test and download any free software needed for access purposes. PNC Bank has announced it will install ATMs at Palm Beach State Colleges campuses in Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, Boca Raton and Belle Glade. The bank said it will also offer money management seminars on campus. PNC also promised to waive one overdraft fee for students who open PNC accounts. With the ATMs, the bank will be able to reach PBSCs 51,000 students. BOCA RATON Oce, a Canon Group company and an international leader in dig ital document management, announced that Patrick Chapuis has been appointed president and CEO of Oce North America effective January 1, 2012. Chapuis suc ceeds Joseph Skrzypczak, who has informed the Oce Board of his intent to retire in 2012. Chapuis will also retain his current responsibilities as president of the Wide Format Printing Systems division of Oce North America. In his new role, Chapuis will have responsibility for the Oce North America sales, marketing, service, operations, finance and support functions. Oce is headquartered in Trumbull, Conn., with other business units in Boca Raton and Chicago.


26 December 29, 2011 through January 5, 2012 Edition 80Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.Annie is 2-year-old, spayed female, Cairn terrier mix. This sweet and outgoing girl is in desperate need of a loving home and she would love a new family to spend the holidays with! Annie is housebroken, very playful, loves to cuddle and is good with other dogs. She would do best in a home with no children or children over the age of 10 years. Her adoption fee is only $58; please ask for ID#1590799. She is available at Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, 7100 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach. All animals are adopted out to qualified applicants on a first-come-firstserved basis. Adopted dogs and cats come with a health care certificate, which must be used within seven days. It offers a free exam from one of the local participating veterinarians and includes health care if the animal becomes sick with a shelter related illness within the first seven days of the adoption. The certificate is restricted and must be used by the adopter immediately. Pet adoptions are not handled by phone. Interested parties must visit the shelter to view and interact with the adoptable pets before making a final decision about adoption. For information, call the adoption office at (561) 233-1272 during business hours, M-F 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those living in the Boca/Delray area may call 276-1344 ext. 41272. GamesThe Boca Raton Tribune Pet SocietyThe Boca Raton Tribune PET OF THE WEEK Annie is looking for a holiday present you!


27 December 29, 2011 through January 5, 2012 Edition 80 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. By Mike Gora Michael H. Gora has been certified by the Board of Specialization and Education of The Florida Bar as a specialist in family and matrimonial law, and is a partner with Shapiro Blasi Wasserman & Gora P.A. in Boca Raton. Mr. Gora may be reached by e-mail at mhgora@sbwlawfirm.com. Happy New Year Eecting Change Renewing Your MindBy Rick Warren Columnists The Boca Raton TribuneAlmost every one of us has something about ourselves we would like to change at work, in rela tionships, in day-to-day habits and actions. To change your life, however, you must first change how you think. Behind everything you do is a thought. Every behavior is motivated by a belief, and every action is prompted by an attitude. To hear modern-day gurus tell it, this would seem to be a startling new discovery. But God revealed this truth thousands of years before psychologists understood it: Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts (Proverbs 4:23, Todays English Version). To illustrate this point, imagine riding in a speedboat on a lake with an automatic pilot set to go eastward. If you were to decide to reverse course and head toward the west, you have two possible ways to change the boats direction. One way is to grab the steering wheel and physically force the speedboat to head in the opposite direc tion from where the autopilot has been programmed to guide it. By sheer willpower, you could overcome the autopilot, but you would feel constant resistance. Your arms would eventually tire of the stress, you would have to let go of the steering wheel, and the boat would instantly turn back toward the east, as it had been internally programmed. Sounds like a lot of hard work, correct? And the change would only be temporary once you stopped trying to force the change, all would return to the way it was before. This is what happens when you try to change your life with willpower. You tell yourself, I will force myself to eat less ... stop smoking ... quit being disorganized and late not respond angrily when I am under pressure. Willpower can produce short-term change, but creates constant internal stress because you have not dealt with root causes of what you would like to change. Making the change you desire does not feel natural. It requires great effort and willpower. Eventually you give up and go off the diet, grab another cigarette, arrive late for another important meeting, or react with inappropriate anger. There is a better and easier way: Change your autopilot change the way you think. Or, as the Bible says, be willing for it to change: Let God transform you into a new person by chang ing the way you think (Romans 12:2). Change always starts first in the mind. The way you think determines the way you feel, and the way you feel influences the way you act, which means, there must be a spiritual renewal of your thoughts and attitudes (Ephesians 4:23). To be like Christ, you must develop the mind of Christ. The Bible talks about having the mind of Jesus Christ, and calls this mental shift, repentance. The Greek literally means, to change your mind and direction. To repent means to change the way you think. You must change your thinking about God, yourself, sin, other people, life, your future, everything; and adopt Christs outlook and perspective on life: You follow Him! 2011, Purpose Driven Life. All rights reserved. Adapted from a column by Dr. Rick Warren, the author of numerous books, including the highly acclaimed, The Purpose-Drive Life, which has been translated into many languages and sold throughout the world. It affirms the importance of having a carefully considered, clearly expressed purpose to guide everyday life. It has been named one of the 100 Christian books that changed the 20th Century. He also has written The Purpose-Driven Church. It was the best of times and the worst of times. As usual the opening line of the classic novel by Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, remains applicable to every year, all people, and all times. We are well. Our moms, both in their 90s, are now well, although my mother-in-law had another fall, more broken bones, and another stay at rehab. My mother complains about living too long but remains as healthy as a horse. On the other hand, son Matt, 42, has developed a painful, permanent and debilitating disease of the nervous system and our strong, brave son, husband and dad must fight the battle of his life and remain a hero in the eyes of his two little girls against odds. He is lucky to have a strong, loyal, intelligent and successful wife. My daughter and her husband, who pursue careers in teaching and computer related fields, respectively, are on the verge of having a sec ond child in high school for one year, before sending their oldest, a football player, off to college; both all A students. Younger son and his wife expertly raise their almost 4 and 5 year old cuties and prepare to move into a new home in a Chicago suburb. Bonnie and I are lucky to have two of the three families with us for this holiday season. As I type, four year old Jack has given me his delicious first hug of the early morning. We have all been tested in 2011, and we are passing the test. Our great country has its own test to face in 2012, the general election. My family members are political animals, but not entirely of the same herd. We range from right to left, Democrats to Republicans, Obama supporters to detractors. We discuss politics, but not all the time. We are always civil to one another regarding our political views, but none of us will ever be persuaded to the others side just because we are a family. In the biggest and most important way all of us citizens of the United States of America are members of a family as well. We all want the best for our country, but often disagree on the path to success. I suggest to you that in the year 2012 we all pull together in our common cause by supporting our respective candidates, with respect for the efforts of the opposing candidates. We can offer up our ideas for a better nation, and compare our ideas and our candidates ideas without denigrating the other. In many if not all cases the best path is not owned by either political party or its candidates, but an amalgamation of the best ideas of both Parties and all candidates. It is not be necessary to call the opposing inflammatory names, or compare them to historys most devilish demons to make our sides case. Hold whatever values you wish without finding it necessary to disregard the values of other fellow citizens. We can and will get through the political year ahead of us, but we will all be better for it if we do it with respect for our fellow citizens whatever their Party, position religion or race. Lets make 2012 the best of times.


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29 December 29, 2011 through January 5, 2012 Edition 80 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.SportsThe Boca Raton Tribune Let the Excitement Begin: Marlins Making Moves 2011By: Matt Blue The Miami Marlins proved they are dead serious about spending money and making moves. The organiza tion has undergone an extreme makeover. The franchise has been given a new beginning and a fresh start. Not only do they have a completely new look, they have also shown there fan base that they are ready to contend for a championship. The Marlins shocked the baseball world by inking closer Heath Bell, All Star shortstop Jose Reyes and starting pitcher Mark Buehrle. Incredibly, a club that has never spent more than $60 million on payroll, all of a sudden gave three free agents $191 million. Just think about it, 191 million for just three players alone? Believe it or not, they also reached for the stars by trying to lure future hall of famer Albert Pujols. Ultimately, Pujols made the decision to sign with the Los Angeles Angels. The Marlins also attempted to ink arguably the best starting pitcher on the market in C.J. Wilson. The Fish were Wilsons highest bidders. They gave him the most number of years and they even offered to go all the way up to $100 million. The problem for the Marlins was that Wilson preferred his hometown team all along. Thats why Wilson left $20 million on the table and took the Angels less lucrative offer. So you may be wondering where the Marlins are getting all of this money from. To answer this question, they are expecting to generate a considerable amount of ballpark related revenue. Therefore, the Marlins will get to keep every dollar made in the new ballpark including concession stands, tickets sales, merchandise sales etc. Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria said he expects to draw about 2.8 million in 2012. This goal may be a bit optimistic since the franchise has finished last in attendance in the NL for six straight years. Sure, the Marlins new ballpark will inspire curiosity, anticipation and excitement during the ballparks honeymoon period. But whats going to happen once the newness factor begins to evaporate? To answer this question, you have to understand that if they win; they will come. South Florida always embraces its winning teams. This is why the Marlins have a great opportunity to thrive in this market even though South Florida has never traditionally been known as a baseball town. If you build it they will come. And, if you sign them, they will come. Newly acquired Miami Marlins Jose Reyes and Heath Bell St. Andrews South Striker Joe Riccobene Named National Senior League Wii Bowler of the YearBOCA RATON, FL -The National Senior League recently named its 2011 Wii Bowlers of the Year. Joe Riccobene of the SAS Strikers, St. Andrews South, Boca Raton, FL, and the 2010 Wii Bowler of the Year, led the pack with another stellar year. Riccobene has been the captain of the Strikers team for three years leading them to three National NSL championships. During the 2011 league play, Riccobene led the NSL with a 290 average while recording 20 perfect games. Over 750 senior residents Wii bowled in the NSL in 2011, and the average score was 175. The oldest bowler was 103. The NSL 2012 National Championship season kicks off in August. Watch for Riccobene and the Strikers again this year to be in one of three team divisions: Championship (Wii average 225+), The Elite Division (average 175-224) and Master Division (less than 174). What else does Joe do in his spare time? Play ping pong, help others and drives to visit his friends and family in Ohio in his red corvette. Joe Riccobene of the SAS Strikers, St. Andrews South, Boca Raton, FL Owls Womens Basketball Completes NonConference Season with Loss at StetsonDeLand, FL Stetson University relied on a strong defensive effort to pick up a 52-37 victory over the Florida Atlantic University womens basketball team on Wednesday at the Edmunds Center in DeLand. The game wrapped up the non-conference schedule for the Owls. FAU stands 5-6 on the season and begins Sun Belt Conference action following the holiday break at Arkansas State University on December 29, at 6:35 p.m., from Jonesboro, Ark. The host Hatters improved to 11-3 overall. We just didnt play with the intensity needed to win a game against a quality opponent, said Chancellor Dugan, FAUs head womens basketball coach. We strug gled to make shots in the first half and were fighting an uphill battle the entire game. Stetson stormed out of the gate to take a 14-4 edge in the opening eight minutes and managed to hold a 2217 halftime advantage. The Owls were held to 21.4 percent shooting in the first 20 minutes. FAU started the second half scoring four of the first six points to trim the deficit to 24-21 at the 18:25 mark. However, the Hatters scored the next nine points to build a comfortable double-digit margin that was held for the rest of the half. Sophomore forward Chenise Miller paced the Owls offensive attack with eight points and a career-tying 12 rebounds. She was named to the Stetson Hatter Classic all-tournament team. This is the second straight all-tournament team selection for the Eastern Michigan University transfer. Senior post player Vontrice Dennis scored a seasonbest seven points, while senior guard Teri Stampsadded seven points. FAU shot 27.1 percent for the game, including 4-of-16 from behind the three-point line. Stetson was led by Vic toria McGowans 11 points and tournament Most Valuable Player Shanasa Sanders scored nine points and grabbed 12 rebounds.


30 December 29, 2011 through January 5, 2012 Edition 80Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The Boca Raton Tribune SPORTS East/West Boca Raton, FL Miami Beats Defending Champions Mavericks in Season OpenerBy: Pedro Heizer The NBA Season is finally back! The Dallas Mavericks received a championship banner for Christmas. Miami, the team it defeated to win last seasons NBA Finals, received a dose of revenge. LeBron James scored 37 points and Dwyane Wade added 26 as the Heat soured Sundays sea son-opening celebration in Dallas and snapped a long regular-season losing streak to the Mavericks with a 105-94 vic tory. Dallas, led by Ja son Terry (23 points) and Dirk Nowitzki (21), had won 14 straight regular-season meetings against Miami dating back to 2004. James broke the Heat record for points in a sea son opener, set by Tim Hardaway with 32 in a double-overtime victory against Detroit on Nov. 2, 1999. James was 11-for19 from the field and 15for-19 at the line with 10 rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks. Maybe the pregame festivities left the Mavs emotionally drained because they were down by 15 after one quarter and 21 at halftime. They then gave up 14 straight points early in the third quarter. The blowout had less to do with an emotional hangover and more to do with exposing the slow process of breaking in a new rotation. Dallas lost center Tyson Chandler and backup point guard J.J. Barea and added guard Vince Carter, do-it-all Lamar Odom and backup guard Delonte West. The defending champions had no chance against a Miami team that brings back its core rota tion players, Were going to have to forge an identity with this team; its a different team, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said. Thats work, and its going to take honesty, and its not going to be easy. Perhaps one of the most interesting part of the game was the play of rookie point guard Norris Cole in his NBA debut. Cole finished the game with seven points, and had a Rajon Rondo moment when he stole the ball at one end of the floor and raced to the basket took the contact and one. Miami went on a 12-0 run late in the first quarter, a 15-1 spurt in the second quarter, then the 14-0 binge in the third period. At the end of that final surge, James made a spin move to free himself for a 17-foot jumper off the glass, then followed with his alley-oop tip to Wade. It was showtime, said Heat point guard Mario Chalmers, who had the initial pass to James. That comes from playing a whole season together last year and working out during the offseason with each other. With the win, Miami improved to 6-2 all-time on Christmas Day and 12-12 in season openers, while Dallas lost for the first time on Dec. 25 (2-1) and dropped to 18-14 in openers.


31 December 29, 2011 through January 5, 2012 Edition 80 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The Boca Raton Tribune SPORTS East/West Boca Raton, FL Bring YOUR CLOSEST NEIGHBOR The Boca Raton Tribune home with you. RECEIVE THE PAPER from the comfort of your HOME! www.thebocaratontribune.comStay in touch with whats happening in BOCA RATON! Edition 80Lynn Softballs Aimee Murch Inducted in SSC Hall of FameBy Lance Thomas Lakeland, Fla.Former Lynn University softball standout Aimee Murch was inducted into the Sunshine Hall of Fame as announced by conference commissioner Jay Jones on Wednesday. In just two seasons, Murch etched her name all over the NCAA Division II record books. She ranks sixth in DII with 428 strikeouts in a single season. She is eighth among career leaders with a 10.14 strikeout ratio and 10th with a 0.55 ERA. Additionally, Murchs name appears among the NCAA Division II singleseason leaders in wins (T13th, 39), shutouts (T13th, 21) and winning percentage (T16th, .929). She places 21st nationally with a career win percentage of .838. A two-time All-SSC selection, Murch earned firstteam all-conference honors in 2005 en route to also being tabbed SSC Pitcher and Female Athlete of the Year. She was selected as a member of the SSC Silver Anniversary Team. She was an NFCA first-team All-American in 2005 and a two-time All-South Region honoree. Twice named the Lynn Blue & White Athlete of the Year, Murch still holds 10 LU career pitching records. In 2005, she combined with Saint Leos Katie Heintz to set the NCAA Division II single game record with 45 strikeouts in a contest. This years inductees represent the 20th class to be selected to the SSC Hall of Fame. A total of 170 student-athletes, coaches, and administrators have previously been inducted into the hall since the inaugural class of 1991-92. Other member joining Murch of the Class of 2011-12 are: Charlotte Campbell (Rollins womens golf), Nick Diyorio (Florida Southern baseball),Pamela Feggans (Florida Southern womens golf), Johanna Fischer (Barry womens soccer), Thomas Hipp (Barry mens tennis), Allison Macsas(Tampa womens cross country), Ronnie Merrill, Jr. (Tampa baseball), andGreta Trotman (Barry womens tennis). The Sunshine State Conference Hall of Fame was founded in 1991 to honor those persons who have made outstanding contributions to the conference. Its purpose is to perpetuate the memory of those who brought distinction, honor, and excellence to the SSC.Jake Long, Brandon Marshall selected to Pro Bowl By: Chris Nelson Last week, I looked at players on the Dolphins roster that could or should be in the discussion for a Pro Bowl selection. Two of players mentionedoffensive tackle Jake Long and wide receiver Brandon Marshall were indeed honored with selections in the NFLs official announcement Tuesday. Long earned his fourth Pro Bowl selection (and third as a starter) in as many pro seasons since being taken by the Dolphins first overall in the 2008 NFL Draft. His consecutive starts streak was snapped at 62 in Week 15 due to a back injury. Meanwhile, Marshall receives a Pro Bowl invite for the second time in his career and first with the Dolphins. Despite a high number of drops and missed opportunities during the 2010 season, Marshall currently ranks sec ond among AFC wide receivers in receptions (77), third in yards (1,177), and ninth in touchdowns (six). Acquired from the Denver Broncos in exchange for two second-round picks in April 2010, Marshall has topped 1,000 yards receiving in each of his first two seasons in Miami. He also teamed with running back Reggie Bush for the first time in franchise history the Dolphins have had a 1,000-yard rusher and 1,000-yard receiver. Worthy selections? Most fans dont pay attention to offensive line play when they watch NFL games, and thats understandable. Thus, when a lineman is a high-profile name (such as a first overall pick like Long) he typically gets voted to the Pro Bowl based more on reputation than actual play. That is indeed the case when Long in 2011. I give Long a ton of credit for playing through numerous injuries (knees, shoulder, back) and for playing fairly well through all of it. That being said, there is simply no way you can say Long was one of the three best offensive tackles in the AFC this season. For the season, Long grades out as a positive pass protector and slightly subpar run blocker. Hes blamed for five sacks on the season, which is down from last years six allowed by would be the second-highest total in his four-year career. He also ranked 20th out of 76 tackles in the NFL in quarterback pressured allowed with 15. Bottom line: Long is having another good season and is performing incredibly well given that he hasnt been near 100% healthy at any point this season. That being said, Long is not Pro Bowl worthy in 2011. As for Marshall, he certainly has the numbers to rank near the top of the AFCs receivers and thus in Pro Bowl consideration. Its actually crazy to imagine what his numbers would be if he didnt have all his drops many of them that would have been touchdowns. Personally, my four Pro Bowl receivers would have been Wes Welker, Mike Wallace, A. J. Green and Vincent Jackson. I think Greens numbers are astounding for a rookie, while both he and Jackson have stretched the field better than Marshall with fewer drops. That being said, Marshall has elite numbers despite his drops and at worst was a deserving Pro Bowl reserve, but I really have no complaints about him being selected outright.


Tribune Sports ofSee page 29 See page 30Let the Excitement Begin: Marlins Making Moves 2011 East /West Boca Raton, Highland Beach Miami Beats Defending Champions Mavericks in Season OpenerSee page 29 St. Andrews South Striker Joe Riccobene Named National Senior League Wii Bowler of the Year