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for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comThe Boca Raton Tribune YOUR CLOSEST NEIGHBOR.Nearly 400,000 readers! Municipal News Business Life & ArtsCouncilman Anthony MajhessSee page 13St Andrews School celebrates 50 years one student at a timeSee page 27Black Hat Divas attend J.A.F.C.O luncheon at St. Andrews C.C.See page 21 More People Riding e RailsDave Aronberg Running for State Attorneys OceSee page 13 Festival of the Arts BOCA opens pop up retail store in Mizner ParkCommunity NewsSee page 3Boca Raton Regional Hospital Goes For e Gold Send us your pictures of you reading a copy of The Boca Raton Tribune for you to be featured in a upcoming edition of the newspaper!Boca police set free document shredding event for Jan. 28See page 13 See page 5 See Page 36Municipal News Life & ArtsBoca Raton Womens Club presents medical scholarship awards See page 19
2 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. Copyright 2011 by The Boca Raton Tribune. All rights reserved by The Boca Raton Tribune. All submissions and published materials are the propery of The Boca Raton Tribune. This publication may not be reproduced in whole or in part without express written consent from The Boca Raton Tribune. The publishers reserve the right to edit all submissions and to reject any advertising or copy they regard as harmful to the publications good or deemed to be libelous. The publisher is not responsible for the articles written by its columnists. The publishers are not responsible for typographical errors, omissions or copy or photos misrepresented by the advertiser. Liability shall not exceed the cost of the portion of space occupied by such error or advertising items or information. All editorials are publisher and not of any individual editorial writer. Signed columns, on of the author and not necessarily those of the publisher. The advertiser and/or the advertising agency is responsible for all content and will assume responsibility resulting from publication of said advertisement in The Boca Raton Tribune.The Boca RatonTribune mailing address: P.O. Box 970593 For general information : 561-290-1202 Fax: Chris Catoggio email@example.com Angelo Lima Marguax Vickers Marjorie BrandnerPhotographers:Nicole Vickers, Gabriela Heizer Barbara McCormick Klaiton SilvaMaheli Jardim Matt Epperson Proud Member of:2010-2011 The friendly community where friends do business with neighbors. INDEXCommunity News Page 07 Municipal News Page 13 Food Review Page 22 Section B Page 15 Business Page 27 Columnists Pgs 19,22,25Games Page 34 Pet Society Page 34 Sports Page 37 I also will laugh in your destruction, and will mock when that shall come to you which you feared. Proverbs 1. 26 Upcoming events in Boca RatonBOCA RATON The following events are planned by FAUs Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letter: Tuesday, January 24 through Saturday, February 11 Exhibition: Figured Spaces: Selections from the John Morrissey Collection Schmidt Gallery, FAU Boca Raton Hours: Tues Fri, 1-4 p.m.; Sat, 1-5 p.m. Free www.fau.edu/galleries or 561-297-2966 Twelve artists present 40 works including paintings, drawings and photographs. Thursday, January 26, 7 p.m. Lecture and Gallery Talk with Karen Leader: Figured Spaces Exhibition Schmidt Gallery, FAU Boca Raton Free 561-297-2966 or www.fau.edu/galleries Lecture presented by Karen Leader, cu-curator of the exhibition Sunday, January 29, 3 p.m. Lecture: From Cairo to Qatar: The Current State of Jewish-Muslim Relations, with Professor Burton Visotzky of the Jewish Theological Seminary Performing Arts Building, Room 101, FAU Boca Raton Free, no reservations required 561-297-2979 Thursday, February 2, 3:30 p.m. Poetry Reading with Christina Davis Administration Building, Board of Trustees Room, FAU Boca Raton. Free 561-297-2553. Davis is the author of the poetry collection Forth a Raven. Friday, February 3, 6:30 p.m. Lecture: Linda Nochlin Taking the Space: Gender and the Figure in Contemporary Art. Performing Arts Building, Room 101, FAU Boca Raton. Free. www.fau.edu/galleries 561-297-2661 Part of the Figured Spaces symposium. Sunday, February 5, 4 p.m. Lecture: A German Life: Against All Odds Change is Possible, with Dr. Bernd Woolschlaeger. Performing Arts Building, room 101, FAU Boca Raton Free, no reservations required. 561-297-2979 The following activities are being planned by the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce: FROM HOW TO WOW A free event at the Chamber Thursday, January 26 / 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. *Exclusively for Trustees!* TRUSTEE LUNCHEON with Alex Sanchez, President & CEO of Florida Bankers Association Thursday, January 26 / 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Ruths Chris Steak House (225 NE Mizner Blvd, Suite #100, Boca Raton) How to Network & Build New Business Presented by Dale Carnegie Training Wednesday, February 1 / 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Williow Theater at Sugar Sand Park (300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton) RIBBON CUTTING Assaggio Del Forno Thursday, February 2 / 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Boca Ratons Regency Court at Woodfield, 3011 Yamato Road, Boca Raton. AMBASSADORS at the Chamber Friday, February 3 / noon to 1:00 p.m.
3 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84 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.BOCA RATON Boca Raton City Council member Anthony Majhess recently visited the Boca Raton Tribune and discuss this years campaign with Publisher Douglas Heizer and Managing Editor Dale King. Majhess holds Seat D on the City Council. He is being challenged this year by Frank Chapman. Anthony Majhess was elected to a three-year term on the Boca Raton City Council in March, 2009. By the City Charter, he can serve on more three-year term before he has to stop down due to term limitations. He said the main platform in his campaign is to continue to work for transparency in government. A native Floridian, Majhess grew up in Coral Gables and has lived in Boca Raton for 13 years. He is employed as a Driver/Engineer with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Anthony and his two brothers all followed in the footsteps of their father who served as a firefighter in Miami for 31 years. Majhess has a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the University of Florida. He brings business experience to the City Council, having worked in retail management as well as domestic and interna tional business to business sales. The incumbent council member is treasurer of the Golden Triangle Neighborhood Associa tion. Several years ago, he and his neighbors championed the responsible laws governing construction of places of assembly within residential zoning districts. This past week, he voted against a proposal to allow off-campus student housing along 20th Street. The measure, which passed 4-1, was opposed by Florida Atlantic University officials. Community NewsThe Boca Raton Tribune Boca Raton Regional Hospital Goes For The GoldBy Dale M. King And Julia Hebert BOCA RATON Boca Raton Regional Hospital celebrated its 50th anniversary Jan. 21 with a spectacular gala that filled the Mizner Center at the Boca Raton Resort & Club with guests, musicians, dignitaries, golden trees with long branches of white leaves and golden draperies on the ceiling connecting the walls to a center monitor. And while the Founder and First Lady of the hospital, Gloria Drummond, passed away late last year, her memory was fondly remembered and honored with tumultuous applause. Fifty years ago, Gloria Drummond turned tragedy into triumph, said hospital President and CEO Jerry Fedele. In 50 years, she has affected millions of people. She had looked forward to being at this event, and I know she is looking down on us tonight. Drummond led a group of citizens to raise money for, and interest in, building a local hospital after two of her children died of accidental poisoning en route to a hospital in Boynton Beach, a trip considered too long for them to survive. Not only does Drummond live on through the hospital called The Miracle on Meadows Road, but for the Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League, which she created as a volunteer and fundraising unit. The league present a $250,000 gift to the hospital in addition to $1.2 million raised at the gala. Also honored was Dick Schmidt, outgoing chairman of the board of BRRH, who is leaving that spot after five years. He is head of the Schmidt Family Foundation which has contributed million to the facility, and underwrote the cost to the Jan. 21 gala. The Schmidt Family is in the fabric of the community, said Fedele. Dick has shown many talents. The one that shows above all is his genuineness. He has a real passion for the community and staff. There is not one instance where he was unavailable to me. Greeted by a standing ova tion from the 1,100 attendees, Schmidt said, I want to take a moment to think about Gloria because we miss her. Then he joked that he wanted to apologize to the 60 or 70 people I cut off driving around the circle outside the resort. He praised Boca Raton Regional Hospital for being in capable hands. We have the most magnificent staff. We have invested in the most advanced technology. I want to thank Jerry Fedele for the powerful team he has assembled to lead us. Warren Orlando, chairman of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation, also acknowledged Jan Savarick, foundation president, as a tireless advocate for the hospital. Last year, in really tough times, the foundation raised $26 million. Physicians honored at the event were: Stephen Babic, Nicholas Breuer, Stephen Grabelsky, Michael Lewis, Stewart Newman, Mark Rubenstein, Alan Saitowitz, Mark Saltzman, David Scott and Jose Yeguez. Honored posthumously were Gloria Drummond; former hospital President and CEO Stephen Ladika and Dr. David Wulkan, MD, a general vascular surgeon and member of the hospital staff for 26 years. Photos by Dale King and Yaacov Heller.See pics page 20 Majhess Visits Boca Raton Tribune, Discusses Campaign from left, Boca Raton City Council Member, Anthony Majhess, with Boca Raton Tribunes Managing Editor, Dale King and Publisher Douglas Heizer
4 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84Support 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 561-488-5737Accept orders for parties. $ 9.90 www.picanhabrazil.net Have an authentic Brazilian Barbecue Have an authentic Brazilian BarbecueOne coupon per person. One coupon per person. FREE PICK UP & DELIVERY Call Today!
5 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84 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.BOCA RATON From automobile manufacturers to high-end designers, pop ups, temporary retail stores, have become a popular trend nationwide. This year, for the first time, Festival of the Arts BOCA is popping up in Mizner Park. Through Saturday, March 17, it will be located at a lounge-style storefront at the northeast corner of Mizner Park, across the street from Uncle Julios and adjacent to the Amphitheater, to showcase the upcoming Festival and provide shoppers an opportunity to purchase tickets on-site. Festival of the Arts BOCA Author in Residence and Pulitzer Prize winning Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin was on-site on Thursday, January 19, to greet the first visitors to this temporary location. The Festival of the Arts BOCA Pop Up, sponsored by Mizner Park and KREISS, will be open each Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Those who purchase tickets on-site will receive personal service from a Festival of the Arts BOCA concierge who will help secure best available premium seating. The Festival of the Arts BOCA Pop Up will feature occasional live music by musicians from the Boca Raton Symphonia and impromptu visits by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Visitors will also enjoy video vignettes and musical previews from artists and authors including Poncho Sanchez; Patti Austin; Tony DeSare; Time for Three; Jose Carreras; Valentina Lisista; the movie classic Casablanca set to Orchestra; Doris Kearns Goodwin; Kevin Bleyer; Mika Brzezinski; Andrew Ross Sorkin and Barbara MacDonald Stewart. The 6th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA is set for March 7 18. Individual tickets will range from $20 to $100 per person and packages are available for admission to all events. Student discounts will be available for some events with proper identifica tion. Mizner Park is located at 350 Plaza Real in Boca Raton and is a highend lifestyle center with restaurants including Maxs Grille; RACKs Downtown Eatery; Ruby Tuesday; Starbucks; The Cheese Course; Trulucks Seafood Steak and Crab House and Uncle Julios Fine Mexican Food. Retailers include Aerosoles; Banana Republic; D. Stern Jewelers; Janie & Jack; and Z Gallerie. For more information, visit www. miznerpark.com. For more information about the Festival of the Arts BOCA call 561368-8445 or visit www. festivaloftheartsboca. org.The Boca Raton Tribune COMMUNITY NEWS East/West Boca Raton, FL Festival of the Arts BOCA opens pop up retail store in Mizner Park From left are Chris Molho, General Manager of Mizner Park; Lainie Lewis of KREISS Furniture; Doris Kearns Goodwin; Wendy Larsen & Charlie Siemon, directors of the Festival of the Arts BOCA. bocaratontribune.combocaratontribune.com
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7 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84 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 PB International Film Festival hosts Oscar Night AmericaBOCA RATON -As one of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 49 sanctioned official hosts of Oscar Night America (ONA), Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) and the City of Boca Raton will roll out the red carpet for the 84th Annual Academy Awards at Mizner Park Amphitheater on February 26, 2012. The evening begins at 7:30 pm with a red carpet arrival for guests and local celebrities. At 8:00 pm watch the live telecast of the Oscars, hosted by Billy Crystal, on the giant movie screen outside under a canopy. Were thrilled to present this years event at Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton. I can think of no better way to see the stars at the Oscars than under the stars at this lovely venue. This will be one of the most exciting events the festival has ever hosted, commented Randi Emerman, executive director of PBIFF. Attire for the evening is Oscar chic. Stroll the silent auction tables for some great finds on unique items and pick-up an Oscar Ballot to take your best guess on who will win for a chance at great prizes. Raffle tickets will also be available for a chance to win the Red Carpet Experience at the 17th Annual PBIFF Opening Night Silver Screen Splash, April 11, 2012. Oscar Night America benefits PBIFF which is committed to supporting emerging filmmakers of today and tomorrow. The festival strives to recognize new and original voices throughout the world and channel the excitement of film into Palm Beach County local schools. The 17th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival will take place April 11 19, 2012. VIP tickets: $100 includes The Greatest Show On Earth buffet, 2 drinks, VIP seating, red carpet entrance, first 100 to purchase tickets receive Premier complimentary parking. As an official Oscar Night America party, PBIFF will have copies of the commemorative poster and the official Oscar show program available to VIPS. Sections of the amphitheater lawn areas are open to the public for free viewing-Bring your own blanket or chair. Food and beverages available for purchase through venders. To purchase tickets in advance visit: NostalgicAmerica.us1.list-manage.com or call 561-362-0003. Mizner Park Amphitheater is at 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Oscar Night America Palm Beach Committee: Randi Emerman, Shanna St. John, Terry Watkins, Mary Kate Leming, Jerry Lower, Jo Anne Moeller, George Elmore, Charlie Siemon, Chrissy Biagiotti, Beverly Haas, Harvey Wachman, Arlene Herson, Yvonne Boice, Jill Poser, Barbara Russo, Barbara Brietstein, Bonnie Kaye, Jon Kaye, Joan Schnell, John Oxendine, James Beardon, Mary Stern, Linda Stein, Robin Trompeter, Roni Harkey, Cary Roman, David Etzler, Jan Andrew-Rudin, Joanne Polin, Lori Fagien.
8 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.Dear Dale, Great to hear from you and thank you for all the publicity for FAUs Peace Studies program and Barb Schmidts important work. Sincerely, Polly Burks Coordinator of Public Relations School of the Arts and Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Dear Dale, Thank you for the great placement of the story featuring Candace Caplin, the Boca Raton resident and executive producer of Parade Produc tions, which has brought its debut performance of Brooklyn Boy starring Avi Hoffman to The Studio at Mizner Park. It runs through Feb. 12. Sincerely, Lori Falling Dear Friend of the Boca Raton Fine Art Show, Thank you for the publicity in the Boca Raton Tribune about the Boca Raton Fine Art Show January 20-22 in downtown Boca Raton. We appreciate the news coverage. Sincerely, Elise RicheyHave you thought much about the history of communications? Its a fascinating subject, how we have gone from pounding out messages on hollow logs to punching up apps on our hightech telephones. Just the telephone alone has morphed through a variety of changes since Alexander Graham Bell first uttered those excited words, Watson, come in here, I need you. Now, Im sure, Alex could probably get a recording that said, To reach Mr. Watson in English, press 1; to reach him in Spanish, press 2. But I digress. What I really wanted to talk about here is a communications device that has really gotten short shrift, probably because its main task is not communications. I was thinking about it the other day when I was on the phone, taking a message for my wife. I wrote the message on a piece of paper and looked around. Where should I put it so she will see it? So, I took a magnet and stuck it to the refrigerator. Yes, how many of us use some type of adhesive device to leave messages on the refrigerator? I mean, where would we be without that big, flat door to place messages? I have been in some homes that actually have calendars on the refrig erator door. Then, there are kids drawings, flyers from various organiza tions announcing upcoming events. A lot of us place doctor appointment cards on the doors of refrigerators. Im sure Alexander Graham Bell would have had a tough time reaching Watson if he tried to leave a message on the refrigerator. I dont think they were invented yet. When I was a kid, my mother would never have abided attachments on the refrigerator door. She liked to keep appliances free of encumbrances and the like. I do suspect in her later years, she eased up a bit on that requirement. Of all the homes Ive been in, I cant think of any in which the refrigerator is not used as a means of communications. In our home, the refrigera tor does triple duty. Not only does it keep things cold, but the front door is used for messages and the sides are used for the placement of magnetic cards for doctors, the veterinarian, gate house numbers, the alarm company, a 2012 calendar (for some reason, it is upside down Ill have to fix that), the pet groomer and a list of things you should not feed your dog. I wouldnt be surprised if, someday, someone were to invent apps for the refrigerator door. DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO I was going to tell readers in this column to remember to vote in the Republican Presidential Preference Primary next Tuesday. Then, I realized that I was not a reg istered Republican, nor is my wife. When I called the Supervisor of Elections office a few days ago, I was told that it was too late to change party affiliation. That had to be done by Jan. 3. But we do have until later this year to change our registration for the Primary Election. A very nice woman at the elec tions office said she would send two applications to our home. That is very nice. You see, my wife and I are still thinking like Rhode Islanders. In the Ocean State, you can go to a polling place on Elec tion Day, change your affiliation on the spot, vote, and then change your affiliation back to what it was on the way out the door, after you have cast your ballot. Its a lot less cumbersome. But, then, again, Rhode Island is a much smaller state. clearly legible along with a phone will be considered for publication. The Boca Raton Tribune reserves the right to edit the letters for The Boca Raton Tribune, good taste and available space. every 60 days. 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.comHow could we communicate without our refrigerators?
9 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr. is a Florida resident who, for many years, was a professor at the post-graduate level. received his education in four of them. When he resided in southern California, he wrote a weekly column for the daily Anaheim Bulletin, which was carried for about six years, until he moved to south Florida. By Douglas Heizer The Boca Raton Tribune EDITORIALS & LETTERS East/West Boca Raton, FL By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr. Can You Say Yes to Anything?The value of discernment is in that it provides you a grid by which to evaluate every situation that arises in your day by day activities. There will be occasions when, of necessity, you shall have to respond No very emphatically, and with finality, to a variety of events around you! People who lack discernment, however, will be at peril in their confrontation with certain situations, or in their responses to specific requests. Some may answer Yes too easily to anyone, and to anything, without measuring in advance the potential consequences of their reply. Sadly, there are also others who appear to have conditioned themselves only to say No at all times, regardless of what is being posed, asked, or proposed to them. It is with this type of individuals that I am primarily concerned in these paragraphs. I have encountered several people who consistently deny whatever others request of them. Children who grow in such environment, and are left without any explanation as to why their requests are being denied, will be adversely affected in varied ways, not only for that moment, but into their future as well! The underlying problem is that those who respond No to everyone and everything they face, have already said the same to life itself. That having been the case, they lack the joie de vivre, i.e. the joy of living. They allow negativity to color and pervade whatever they see and hear. Nevertheless, although dark clouds may often be present, one needs to confront life and its offers more optimistically. In spite of distressing conditions existent in the entire world, one can still contemplate beauty, a measure of goodness, and human sincerity among those whom one carefully chooses as friends and close ac quaintances. Furthermore, every evil which makes its appearance, any dark cloud which passes through, are not here to stay. Common difficulties that humans face in their earthly journey are challenges which can be diminished or totally eliminated. There are mechanisms to be utilized in the resolution of any conflict, and anyone can find them through diligent search! Life is lived more securely, and its experience becomes more pleasurable, if one learns to say Yes more often, due to good understanding and discernment, instead of choosing to limit all reactions and responses to an unchangeable nega tive reply! Thus, if youre ever asked Can You Say Yes to Anything hopefully you can respond affirmatively, on account of employing sound discernment in all your evaluations and considerations!Getting the best of both worlds in Boca RatonWhen Bill Trinka withdrew a few days ago from the City Council race in the March 13 city elec tion, we initially thought it might be detrimental to the electoral process. But after mulling over Trinkas decision for a while, we realized, as Martha Stewart might say, that it was a good thing. If Trinka had stayed in the race against incumbent Constance Scott, voters would have had to pick between the two. And it might have left the alsoran too disappointed to do the citys business. Instead, Scott continues to serve in the office she has held for the past three years and Trinka can help out in the community, as he has for many years, as a citizen activist. That is, after all, what Bill has been doing for years. A retired Boca Raton firefighter, he is one of only a few people who regularly attend City Council meetings. He is almost always in the crowd at meetings of the Federation of Boca Ra ton Homeowners Association. And he shows up at many other meetings. He was also a member of the Downtown Advisory Board, though he resigned from that panel when he decided to run for office. Theres really no reason why he cant go back and rejoin that board. Scott and Trinka have special attributes that can help the community. One thing they have in common is a love for Boca Raton. Constance has worked in a variety of ca pacities, including public information officer for the city of Boca Raton. She has handled several jobs involving economic development a field in which she has an abundance of experience and knowledge. She is currently a banker at Citicorp. Trinka came to Boca Raton as a youth and, in his own words, learned from his father the importance of self-reliance and the spirit of giving. When he decided to pull out of the council race, he said it was not his nature to ask people for money he was very uncomfortable with that prospect which has become an integral part of running for office. No, instead he reassessed his own position and decided he would continue to work for the city as an interested citizen. He could still attend meetings and speak at council sessions. He did not need to be a member of the council to get his words heard. He can still step to the lectern when he has something to say. And at 6-foot-8, Bill is certainly an impressive figure. Just look at what the people of Boca Raton are getting in this new package. Scott has served for three very productive years. And her service as chairwoman of the Community Redevelopment Agency has enhanced her council experience. Not only that, she has gained leadership skills that even Mayor Susan Whelchel noted when she endorsed Scott earlier in the campaign. Trinka has also learned much, both as a firefighter for Boca Raton (he is now retired) and a local businessman. He is obviously not shy about making his comments known in any type of forum. Both have spouses who have served the community as well. Scotts husband, Tom, is a former legislator in Michigan. Trinkas wife, Roxanna, is CEO of Baseline Engineering and has served many organizations such as the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. Together, the Trinkas have done much for the city and its residents. When you come right down to it, removing oneself from a run for political office is something that will help the city by guaranteeing that two well-educated and wellintentioned people will continue to aid the community in many different ways. It also avoids a potential political confronta tion that might not be in the best interests of residents. Boca Raton is getting the best of both worlds with Scott and Trinka working in tandem for the peoples interests.
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12 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84Support 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 Mad Cow Comes to Sunset GoveBOCA RATON -The West Boca Community Council and Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation will present a free concert featuring the classic rock band Mad Cow on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Sunset Cove Amphitheater. Take a far out trip back to the 60s and 70s with Mad Cows highenergy covers of hits by The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and The Doors, just to name a few. Whatever lights your fire, youre in for A Hard Days Night of nonstop, infectious rock n roll that provides plenty of Satisfaction and leaves you Comfortably Numb. Gates open at 7 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m. Free admission and free parking. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and coolers. Vendors will be on site. No pets are allowed. Sunset Cove Amphitheater is located in South County Regional Park, 2.5 miles west of State Road 7 on Glades Road. Boca City Council Candidate Frank Chapmans Campaign Kicko Indicates Voters in for Quite an ElectionWith at least 100 people in attendance at the home of Armand Grossman, community leaders from every corner of the city shared their thoughts about the current state of the city in an interactive and high-energy format. Chapman focused his initial comments on economic recovery, job creation and budget issues, but after recognizing his family and mentioning his three children attend local public schools he reminded the attendees schools, public safety and neighborhood issues are also central to his policy platform. Boca Raton is my hometown and Ann and I feel lucky to be able to raise our family here, said Chapman. It is time to bring new integrity, ideas and results-oriented action to Seat D on the City Council Im ready! Excerpt submitted by Lori Walsh: Campaign Manager for Frank Chapman for City Council Seat D Trinka quits Boca City Council race; Scott wins second termBOCA RATON The March 13 Boca Raton city elec tion lost some of its steam this week when Bill Trinka, an announced candidate for Seat C on the City Council, withdrew. That means incumbent Constance Scott wins automatically since Trinka was her only challenger. My father raised me on the principles of self reliance and generosity, Trinka said. While making calls to request support for my campaign, I found that while an offer to help easily flows from my lips, to ask for help continually caught in my throat. Because of my personal discomfort with a request for support and the amount of times I would need to do so to be successful in this endeavor, I have withdrawn from the Boca Raton City Council race. My heartfelt thanks to those of you that have made your own offers of help and support, but this is not the path for me. I will remain a voice for the community and continue to give my time, ideas and insight on the issues that are important to me. In response, Scott said, I am excited and look forward to serving my second term on the Boca Raton City Council, and I will continue to be a strong voice for job creation, balanced budgets, neighborhood concerns and public safety. As chair of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) working together with the city and businesses, we have created over 3,000 jobs. Like everywhere else, Boca Raton faces economic challenges, but I am proud that our city is fiscally sound and residents receive excellent services City Clerk Susan Saxton said Trinka came to her office and said he was going to withdraw from the race. She said he took an oath to withdraw from the race. Trinkas withdrawal leaves just a single race on the March 13 election ballot. Anthony Majhess, who holds Seat D on the council, is being challenged by political newcomer Frank Chapman Majhess first won elective office in 2009 when he defeated former Councilman M.J. Mike in what was considered an upset. Chapman, 44, said he is a 1986 graduate of Boca Raton High School and served as an attorney until age 40 when he retired. Israel Cancer Association USA names chairs for galaAri Rifkin and Gail Worth are bringing their experience of hosting charity events to their roles as CoChairmen of Israel Cancer Association USAs 2012 Gala, Israel A Place in Our Hearts. Assisting them with the annual event are: Herme de Wyman Miro, International Chairman; Rhoda and David Chase, Grand Honorary Chairmen; Lois Pope, Honorary Chairman; and Lexye Aversa, Chairman Emeritus. The Gala will be held on Wednesday, February 22nd at The Breakers in Palm Beach. The evening will begin with a welcoming cocktail reception featuring compelling photographic vistas of Israel by Ari Rifkin and Ferenc Illenyi, and panoramic African landscape and candid wildlife images by Ari Rifkin and Eric Zvenieks. Dinner and dancing to the popular Soul Survivors dance band follow, with a musical interlude by Violinist Ferenc Illenyi. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Israel Cancer Association USA (ICA USA), a nonprofit organization established in Palm Beach in 1994 to fund cancer research fellowships for distinguished Israeli scientists. E For sponsorship or ticket information, phone Jill Cooper at Israel Cancer Association USA, HYPERLINK tel: (561) 832-9277. Ari Rifkin and Gail Worth bocaratontribune.combocaratontribune.combocaratontribune.com
13 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84 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.WEST PALM BEACH -Flanked by supporters, including former Florida Attorney General Bob Butterworth and members of local law enforcement agencies, former Democratic State Sena tor Dave Aronberg recently announced his candidacy for State Attorney in Floridas Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, which covers all of Palm Beach County. The diverse group of supporters standing with me today illustrates the true needs of our community, said Aronberg. Families have a right to live without the threat of gangs and pill mills operating in their city. Seniors have a right to enjoy their lives without identity thieves and scam artists draining their retirement. Taxpayers have a right to expect government employees and officials will act in their best interest and not for personal gain. Crime affects all of us, he said, and if I am given the opportunity to serve, the State Attorneys Office will be about justice, not politics. Aronberg not only becomes the first candidate for the position, but also the first to receive a major endorsement. Former Attorney General Butterworth said he believes Aronbergs background qualifies him for the position of State Attorney. Dave has well over a decade of experience fighting for Floridians, Butterworth said. Dave started my economic crimes division in West Palm Beach in 2001, and Ive seen up close his relentless efforts to protect consumers from fraud. As a senator, he was ahead of the curve. His early recognition of the pill mills crisis prompted him to author tough legislation and ultimately led to his appointment as the pill mill czar for the state. His work on this issue alone has earned the respect of the law enforcement community and helped to stifle a thriving drug trade. Aronberg entered the race only days after incumbent State Attorney Michael McAuliffe suspended his campaign for re-election and said he would leave the office to take a job in the private sector. A former assistant attorney general and state senator, Aronberg is currently a special prosecutor for prescription drug trafficking. Municipal NewsThe Boca Raton Tribune Dave Aronberg Running for State Attorneys Oce Dave AronbergBoca police set free document shredding event for Jan. 28BOCA RATON -On Saturday, January 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Boca Raton Police Department and Microshred Corporation are again teaming up to help prevent identity theft by hosting a free document shredding event. It will take place at the Boca Raton Town Center Mall, 6000 W. Glades Road, in the northwest corner of the parking lot near Sears. By shredding and properly disposing of all your sensitive documents, you will be taking a key step toward protecting your identity. According to reports from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, more than 15 million people reported having their identities either stolen or misused last year. Florida had the highest per capita rate of reported identity thefts in the United States. The overall losses from identity theft last year were close to $37 billion. Microshred Corpora tion will have document shredding trucks on-site and each participant will be given a Certificate of Destruction after all their documents have been shredded. The event is open to all non-commercial participants. Officers from the Boca Raton Police Department Crime Prevention Unit, along with employees from Microshred Corporation, will be on-site to provide expert advice and tips to prevent identity theft. For additional information contact Officer Craig Kolnick at 561347-3934 or visit www. BocaPolice.com. More People Riding The RailsBy Diane Feen If you think youre the only one tired of paying exorbitant prices for gaso line, think again. According to the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority ridership on Tri-Rail was up by over 10 percent in 2011 (on weekdays) and up eight percent on weekends and holidays. That means that 3,424,030 people rode the trains in 2011 (on weekdays) and 300,000 on weekends and holidays. Not a huge number but significant when you think that trains and Florida are rarely used in the same sentence. But it could very well mean that Floridians are a bit burned out from the sticker shock at the gas pump. Last years total marked the second highest ridership in the 22year history of the com muter rail system serving Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Tri-Rails 2011 figures were surpassed in by 2008 when gas prices hovered around $4 a gallon. So it should not come as a surprise to hear that Palm Tran broke rider ship records in 2011 with a total of 11,124,904 pas sengers. It marked the first time in its 40-year history that the county transit system exceeded 11 million passenger trips. Overall ridership on Palm Trans fixed-route service increased by nearly 8 percent from the previous year and has grown by approximately 50 percent since 2004. SFRTA officials said two keys to more people using Tri-Rail have been an improving employment outlook and better con nectivity to feeder routes and other transit systems, such as Palm Tran. In 2011 Tri-Rail riders that used partnershuttle services increased by 64 percent -a total of 783,947 passengers, compared with 479,155 in 2010. In Palm Beach County Palm Tran integrates bus service to Tri-Rail sta tions with two or more routes serving each sta tion and connecting to buses and trains. Palm Trans Intermodal Transit Center in downtown West Palm Beach is adjacent to TriRails West Palm Beach station providing bus service from multiple routes and connecting to the entire county. Commuter transit service is getting so popular that 285 companies joined the SFRTAs Employer Discount Program (EDP) in 2011 and 2,829 indi vidual employees joined as well. All this is terrific for transplanted New Yorkers who are used to tak ing public transportation, but a bit disappointing for those who know that Miami has rail service past midnight every day of the week. And, the interesting news is that people of all income level (and lifestyle) use it to attend concerts, events and city parks. Too bad that Palm Beach County does not have rail service later in the evenings like they do in Miami. And it is too bad that no one asks why.
14 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.TALLAHASSEE -A face-to-face chat with Governor Rick Scott and Lt. Governor Jenni fer Carroll highlighted a very busy and successful Palm Beach County Day in Tallahassee on January 11. The meeting included discussions about the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, Medicaid, Glades economic development and Palm Beach State College funding. Other highlights involved meetings with Senate President Mike Haridopolos, House Majority Leader Carlos Lopez Cantera, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Attorney General Pam Bondi. Under this years theme, Palm Beach County is Hot!, more than 75 business, government, and community leaders attended various legislative meetings to discuss pressing issues affecting their constitu ents. Four county commissioners and top adminis trative staff participated in the days meetings. Commissioner Paulette Burdick and county staff met with Representative Lori Berman on sales tax, proportionate fairshare mitigation, and her local bill that allows our county to increase penalties for violators of child care laws. Commissioner Karen Marcus met with Representative Tom Rooney on assisting Representative Lori Berman with her efforts on the proportionate fair-share mitigation language. Commissioner Marcus also met with Representative Stephen Precourt, chair of the House Finance and Tax Committee, with regard to Internet sales tax, library funding and the film/television cap. County Commission Chair Shelley Vana, Senator Maria Sachs, and Representative Berman participated in a news conference seeking to ban concealed weapons from government build ings and daycare centers. Commission Vice Chair Steven Abrams met with Representative Chris Dorworth on gaming and the Internet sales tax. Boca Police Safety TipBoca Raton Police BlotterThe Boca Raton Tribune MUNICIPAL East/West Boca Raton, FL TheBocaRatonTribune.com Read... Q: Can I leave my kids alone in the vehicle while I quickly run an errand, like running into the post office or dropping off my dry cleaning? A: Florida law permits a child to be left unattended in a vehicle for 15 minutes or less only if the health of the child is not in danger. Floridas high temperatures mean that even on a mild day a child is in danger, as vehicle temperatures rise 20 degrees for every 10 minutes that the vehicle is turned off. Because childrens temperatures rise 3-5 times faster than an adults, there is no safe amount of time for a child to be left alone in a vehicle. Crime and safety questions are answered by officers from the Boca Raton Police Services Departments Crime Prevention Unit. For more information, visit www.bocapolice.comBANK ROBBERY 1/2012:38 SOUTH FEDERAL HWY e Comerica Bank, located at 1 S Federal Highway, was robbed by an unknown male wearing a blue baseball hat with an oval design, a light colored Tshirt and blue jeans. He handed the teller a note without showing or stating he had a weapon. e amount taken was $1576. BURGLARY TO BUSINESS 01/18/2012 10:47 NORTH FEDERAL HWY e account manager for Grin Industries advised that a female and male approx 30 years of age had stolen approximately $700.00 in grease from the Wendy`s at 865 N Federal Hwy on 01-13-111 at 0130 hrs. A Wendy`s employee witnessed two suspects leave the area in a 2000, white, Ford Econoline bearing Florida tag BURGLARY/ THEFT FROM AUTO 01/18/2012 9:22 600 W CAMINO REAL Burglary to a 2006 Kia SUV occurred at Grace Community Church, 600 W Camino Real, between 0905 and 0910 hours. Suspect vehicle was later discovered to be a new model silver Lincoln Town Car occupied by two, unknown race, males who le eastbound. THEFT OF AUTO PARTS 01/18/2012 9:17 3100 NW 2ND AVE Victim stated that the catalytic converter from his 1997 Ford was stolen sometime between 01/13/12 and 0800 hours on 01/18/12. e vehicle was parked at 3100 NW 2nd Avenue, Boca Raton. THEFT OF GAS / DRIVE-OFF 1/18/2012 8:08 21290 ST ANDREWS BLVD At approx. 2330 hours on 01-17-12 about 75 gallons of gasoline was taken from pump #8 at 21290 St. Andrews Blvd. (Shell). County takes its message to legislators on Palm Beach County Day Commissioners, state legislators and other elected officials meet with the governor to discuss Palm Beach County topics.Latest Update On The Boca Bank RobberyBOCA RATON Detectives from the Boca Raton Police Services Department are investigating a bank robbery that occurred shortly after 1:30 pm Friday, Jan. 20, at the Comerica, 1 South Federal Highway. Police said the suspect passed the teller a note asking for money and left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Hes described as a heavyset white male, 5, wearing a blue baseball cap, a light colored shirt and blue pants. No weapon was seen. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 800-458-TIPS or Detective Chris Suarez at 561 620-6146. Bank robbery suspect
15 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. B The Boca Raton Tribune BOCA LIFE & ARTSSECTION See page 22 See page 22Sometimes I Just Dont Like a MovieFOOD Tee Up With The Pros at the Allianz Championship for FreeBOCA RATON, FL (November 7, 2011)--The Allianz Championship, a PGA Champions Tour tourna ment returns to The Old Course at Broken Sound Club from February 6-12, 2012 bringing the legendary champions of golf to Boca Raton for a celebrated week-long PGA Champions Tour event that includes a series of interactive, up close and personal preand during tournament events for golf fans of all ages, while driving net proceeds to benefit Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The Allianz Championship is the PGA Champions Tours first full-field tournament of the season in the U.S. and the first of the early-season Florida swing with the Golf Channel televising live all three rounds of the championship from The Old Course at Broken Sound Club. General admission is free due to the generosity of sponsors. During Championship rounds, attendees will follow the legends of golf such as 2011 Allianz Champion Tom Lehman, 2010 Allianz Champion Bernhardt Langer, Mark Calcavecchia, Fuzzy Zoeller, and many more as they vie for the $1.8 championship purse. All events listed will be held at The Old Course at Broken Sound at 1401 NW 51st Street in Boca Raton; for updates and information visit www.allianzchampionship.com. The following is whats in-store for event-goers: PRE-TOURNAMENT PLAY TUES, FEB 7TH 2NDANNUAL A/C EXECUTIVE WOMENS PROAM 10:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. This second-annual event with a private group clinic by LPGA legend and eight-time player of the year Annika Sorenstam gives women of all skill sets a chance to play nine holes with a PGA Champions Tour pro during the Allianz Championship. This fun-filled day also includes a continental breakfast, Q & A session with Sorenstam prior to her clinic, a gift package and an invitation to the VIP Executive Pro-Am draw party that night when the champion of the Executive Womens Pro-Am is announced.Ticket Price: $750 per player WED, FEB 8TH A/C KONICA MINOLTA PROAM 7:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Teeing up memorable rounds of corporate ca maraderie on the green, client entertainment or employee recognition with each foursome paired with a PGA Champions Tour pro. Lunch and an invitation to the VIP draw party with Champions Tour legends on Feb. 7th are included. Each player also receives a premium gift package including a $300 Callaway gift card and a Peter Millar apparel shopping spree valued at $250.Pro Am Fee: $3,000 per participant THURS, FEB 9TH A/C PRO-AM 7:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. A second day of Executive Pro-Am play at the Alcontinued on pg. 18
16 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.By Skip Sheffield BOCA RATON -The Big Band Era never died not as long as younger musicians like Gary Farr keep it going. Gary Farr & his AllStar Big Band rocked the Funky Biscuit in Boca Ra ton Jan.15 and will be back at the same venue at 7 p.m. on Sundays, January 29, Feb. 12 and Feb. 26th. The Big Band that brings back the best of Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and Glenn Miller performed to a sellout crowd at the Funky Biscuit in Royal Palm Place on Jan. 15, and the show was extended into February. I got an idea of what I did with my band in the 1990s and revived it as a big band now, said Farr, now a Boca Raton resident. The players are all the best in South Florida, and I have worked with all of them before many times. They range from older guys who toured with Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett to young guys like my son, Matt, who is one of the singers with Danielle Navidad. Never mind how Carr is going to fit 16 musicians on Funky Biscuits not-solarge stage. Hell find a way, and his enthusiasm is infectious. We have great guys like Ron Fattorusso and Jim Hayward on sax; Scott Melarmeson, who is first trumpet with Palm Beach Pops, on trumpet, and Tony Lavender, who has played with everyone, on drums, he declares. We are having a ball. Gary Farr was born and raised in Miami and attended college at Miami-Dade Community College, Barry College and University of South Florida. Farr began pia no training at age 6 and worked his way through college playing every conceivable kind of music at every kind of venue from the not-so-wholesome to the very upper echelons such as the Fontainebleau and the Jockey Club. Most recently Farr spent 10 years in Los Angeles producing and recording CDs, scoring music for television and films and programming music for Internet radio channels. In May of 2010 Farr returned to South Florida to care for his aging parents (his mother has passed away) and re-connect with his musician friends. The fruition of this reconnection will be evident at the Funky Biscuit. Its an experiment, he admits. We are a big band that can really rock out. We hope people come out and see for themselves. We think theyll be surprised. Doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner and drinks. Tickets are $12 advance at www.eventbrite.com and $15 at the door. Call 561395-2929. Gary Farrs Big Band rocks in Boca Raton; held over at Funky BiscuitThe Boca Raton Tribune B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL Garys son Matt fronts the band Danielle Navidad, a singer with the Gary Farr Band Gary Farr and his Big Band 561-208-6029
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18 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84Support 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 lianz Championship featuring memorable corporate camaraderie and golf with each foursome paired with a PGA Champions Tour pro. Participants enjoy lunch, receive a premium gift package that includes a $300 Callaway gift card and a Peter Millar apparel shopping spree valued at $250, and an invitation to the VIP draw party with Champions Tour legends on Feb. 7th. Pro Am Fee: $3,500 per participant Phone: 561-241-GOLF Contact: Anthony Greco Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT DAYS FRI,FEB 10TH A/C FIRSTROUND TOURNAMENT PLAY 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. An impressive roster of PGA Champions Tour leg ends tee off to compete for a $1.8 million purse during first round championship play at the Allianz Championship, with all net proceeds chipping in to benefit Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Boca Raton will host defending Champion Tom Lehman and other PGA Champions Tour pros at the Champions Tours first tournament of the early-season Florida swing, with The Golf Channel televising all three rounds live from The Old Course at Broken Sound Club.Ticket Price: General admission free; skybox tickets available for purchase. SAT, FEB 11TH A/C SECOND ROUND TOURNAMENT PLAY AND FAMILY DAY 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. PGA Champions Tour legends continue to vie for a $1.8 million purse in second round championship play during Family Day at the Allianz Championship with all net proceeds chipping in to benefit Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Family Day features a full schedule of free interactive family activities for all generations, including face painting, a bounce house, putting contests, Don Law golf clinic, children painting their own art on a Lexus vehicle, appearances by South Florida sports team mascots and much more. Ticket Price: General admission free; skybox tickets available for purchase. 2012 Allianz Championship Tees Off With Events Within The Events. SAT, FEB 11TH 3RD ANNUAL A/C GRAPES ON THE GREEN GOLF & WINE EXPERIENCE 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Overlooking the 18th green, wine and food connoisseurs, golf enthusiasts and those who want to enjoy an afternoon out with friends or meeting new ones will get the chance to sample reds and whites on the green from the private wine collections of PGA pros own vineyards in this special event within the event that benefits Boca Raton Regional Hospital. In addition to indulging in the varietals from international vineyards and labels owned by golf pros Arnold Palmer, Fred Couples and more, attendees will enjoy delicious gourmet foods from top local restaurants, VIP experience auction, appearances by golf legends and live entertainment. Ticket Price: $85 per person; ticket packages available include a Twosome Package for $200 that includes two tickets, two passes to VIP suite overlooking the 16th green during Allianz Championship, two beverage vouchers, and one Saturday VIP parking pass and a Fuzzy Zoeller Package for $750 that includes four tickets, four passes to the Executive Skybox for Saturday, Feb. 11th, and two Saturday VIP parking passes. SUN FEB 12TH A/C FINAL ROUND TOURNAMENT PLAY 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. The exciting finish for players and fans alike as PGA Champions Tour leg ends vie for a $1.8 million purse during final-round play, with the check and trophy presentation immediately following the days play, all televised live from The Old Course at Broken Sound Club on The Golf Channel. The Allianz Championship, the Champions Tours first tournament of the early-season Florida swing, will drive all net proceeds from the tournament to chip in to benefit Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Ticket Price: General admission free; skybox tickets available for purchase. The Allianz Championship tournament is managed by Pro Links Sports, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. Directing five tournaments on the Champions Tour schedule, all are continuously voted in the top ten tournaments by the players. This reputa tion attracts the top golfers on the PGA Championship Tour to Boca Raton, along with other legends of golf. Spectator Experience Can Be Upgraded With Skybox Seating Or Sponsorships Premium ticket packag es can be purchased for VIP and Skybox seating ranging from $75 to $175. Sponsorship packages include branded opportunities, premium seating, and a variety of invitation-only receptions, Pro-Am play, meet and greets with the legends of golf, etc. For more tournament information, premium ticket packages, skybox seating and Grapes On The Green event tickets, call 561-241GOLF (4653); fax 561241-4658, or visit www.allianzchampionship.com. For Pro-Am registration and sponsorship package opportunities, contact Anthony Greco at 561-241-GOLF (4653) or email email@example.com.Tee Up With The Pros at the Allianz Championship for Freecontinued from pg. 15
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20 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84Support 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 Matt Ladika, left, CEO of Home Safe Inc. with his wife, Wendy, and Kevin Ross, president of Lynn University. John and Lisa Mulhall. Troy McLellan, president and CEO of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce with Julia Hebert, wife of Boca Raton Tribune Managing Editor Dale King. City Councilwoman and Community Redevelopment Agency Chairwoman Constance Scott and her husband, Tom. Members of the staff of Skanska USA Building Inc., which constructed the Lynn Cancer Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, are, from left, Jose Cortes, Maria Houle, Robert Houle and Andy Allen. Robert was the project superintendent and Maria, his wife, was project manager. From left are J.C. Perrin with Dr. Phil Oranburg and his wife, Lulu. Community benefactors Richard and Barbara Schmidt, right, with Boca Raton Tribune Managing Editor Dale King and his wife Julia Hebert. from left are Yaacov Heller, Flossy Keesely and Doug Crosley.Boca Raton Regional Hospital Goes For The Gold Jan Savarick, left, president of the Boca Raton Community Hos pital Foundation with community benefactor Christine Lynn. 1 2 Shown from left are John Gallo, Christine Lynn and Chris Wheeler. Marta and Jim Batmasian. pics from story pg.12
21 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84 for news 24/7 go to bocaratontribune.comSupport your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.SPOTLIGHT The Boca Raton Tribune B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL Black Hat Divas attend J.A.F.C.O luncheon at St. Andrews C.C. Eight of the Black Hat Diamond Divas attended a fabulous luncheon in support of JAFCO at the beautiful St. Andrews Country Club. The luncheon was attended by approximately 200 people from our community. A delightful lunch consisting of chicken and salad, three desserts, a chocolate cheesecake on a stick was awesome. Laine Furtado, Dini Heizer, Ivanete Dombrowski, Zalfa Gis soni, Janne Gesund George and Janne Gesund Ivanete, Dini, Zalfa, Eliane, Gilda, Janne Janne Gesund and Fernanda Cirino Petra, Mrcia, Janne, Glria, Valria, JosyJanne Gesund Celebrates Birthday with FriendsJanne Gesund celebrated her birthday this past weekend in her home in West Boca Raton with a few of her friends. Here are some photos from the event.
22 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.Expand your dining experience with this four year old family owned gem of a restaurant with its menu of old world delights. Try mercimek corbasl, deep flavored vegetarian lentil puree soup and/or this evening special soup of the day, smooth mushroom with a bit of spinachgreat! There are five salads listed we sampled cingene with its romaine hearts, carrot, red cabbage, feta and lemon and olive oil. The deniz urunlen fantastic with shrimp, calamari, oc topus, smoked salmon, lemon juice and olive oil. Both were cold, crisp and delicious. Humus a puree of chickpeas, garlic and tahini, cacik a yogurt with minced cucumber and herbs, ba baganus fire roasted eggplant plus tahini and herbs are three of five spreads not to be missed. A mid-east staple is a stuffed grape leaveshere the cold dolma contains the rice, pine nuts and herbs.They have a delightful taste and texture. Anatolia offers Turkish pizza thin crust covered with ground lamb, peppers, tomatoes and onions the flat breads and baked sandwiches feature ground lamb, feta cheese, pastrami, kashar cheese, spinach and various veg etables all crisp and delicious. Anatolia has a dozen poultry and meat listings, all served with rice and bulgar, sumac onion and tomato and green pepper garnish. Try spiced ground lamb or seasoned lamb cubes, lamb chops or chicken kebobs, beef kabobs, lamb kabobs. A word about the lamb chops either plain with ac cents of rice, bulgar, tomato wedge, red pepper slice or a part of a mixed grill of assorted kebobs. Lamb is marinated in a mixture of garlic, salt, black pepper, paprika, oregano and vegeta ble oil for 2 hours or more then grilled as you order. They are rib chops, tender and tasty, done medium for wonderful flavor try them! We ordered the daily fish special a yellowtail arriving as a well grilled full fish with a a bed of rice, bulgar and cold carrot strands It was a delicious fish, enough for 2 or ? Maybe 3. Try their fire roasted salmon with or without almond sauce or try the fire roasted octopus, calamari and, when available, branzino the Mediterra nean sea bass. Vegetarians can select from a dozen hot/ cold offerings either in small or large portions and their variety of spreads. Desserts this evening included fantastic baklava, a smooth flan, kunere (shredded dough with cheese) or an almond rice pudding with a taste far and above all that went before. Of the 3 coffee on the menu, we chose the Turkish coffee thick and deep flavored. Note that Anatolia serves soft drinks only. Owner Nadir Jan offers BYOB so take your favorite wine or liquor have a complimentary initial basket of fresh baked hot bread to share. There is a $5 per bottle corkage charge levied. Anatolia seats 95 inside and another 25 on a courtyard pa tio, open 7 days from 11AM to 9PM, 10PM on weekends. Both lunch and dinner menus may vary with the season but the sta ple dishes remain. Anatolia call 3614000 in Boca or drop in at 212 S. Federal Highway Go and enjoy! Call me a grumpy old man. Sometimes I just dont like a movie. I have two prime examples this week. I saw Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close over a month ago for awards consideration. Director Stephen Daldry and screenwriter Eric Roth have attempted to bring Jona than Safran Foers sprawling novel to life on the big screen. The story is about a young boys attempt to cope with the enormous tragedy of 9/11, which took the life of his father. Oskar Schell (newcomer Thomas Horn) is a bright but very introvertedpossible autistic11-year-old boy living in Manhattan. Oskars best friend is his father Thomas, played by Tom Hanks. In fact Thomas seems to be Oskars only friend, and the only one who understands his convoluted way of communication. Dad devises elaborate games, scavenger hunts and fantasies to amuse Oskar. For instance, Thomas insists there was once a sixth borough of New York City, and you can find evidence of it in Central Park. Take away an influence so strong and loving and you have one lost kid. The film begins with the funeral of Thomas. Oskar is not weeping. In fact he thinks it is a sham -empty casket and all. Oskars mother (Sandra Bullock) does not know how to cope with her strange, distant child. Oskar has hidden his fa thers last voicemail messagesdelivered from the burning World Trade Centerfrom his mother by cleverly replacing the answering machine. One day poking through a closest, Oskar knocks over and breaks a vase. Inside are a key and a piece of paper with one word: Black. Oskar deduces Black must be the name of a person in one of the five boroughs who has the key to communicate with his father. So begins the ultimate treasure hunt. Oskars journey is hampered by the fact he refuses to use public transportation. Nevertheless he meets a string of colorful characters, all who contribute some piece to the puzzle. The first is a quarrelling couple, Abby (Viola Davis) and William Black (Jeffrey Wright). It is interesting but rather unlikely that Oskar connects immediately and more closely with Abby than his own mother. Oskar is closer to his Grandmother (Zoe Caldwell) than his mother. They have a kind of non-verbal communication, rooted in mutual suffering. Grandmother is a Holocaust survivor. The ultimate non-verbal communication is with The Renter (Max von Sydow), who may in fact be Oskars grandfather. The Renter has taken a vow of silence, and it is wonderful seeing the mournful, whimsical great actor communicate with the needy boy. The pleasures of Extremely Loud are few, and the two-hour, ten minute length does not help. A lot of people have been angered by this film, saying it is exploitative and manipulative. For me it was more disenchantment and then disinterest. That is not the way anyone should feel about 9/11. Two and a half stars For Haywire I have devised a new rating: WTF? Haywire is a showcase for a gorgeous mixed martial arts fighter, Gina Carano. Carano is poetry in motion as Mallory Kane, a special ops agent who is double-crossed in Barcelona and becomes a hunted woman. Mallory faces a series of bad guys: Channing Tatum in upstate New York, Michael Fassbender in Dublin, Ewan McGregor all over the place and Antonio Banderas (in a comically brief cameo) in Barcelona. There are other bad guys: Michael Angarano and the grey fox kingpin, Michael Douglas. How they all figure into the plot. I honestly cant say. Lem Dobbs (Kafka, The Limey) is so complicated and convoluted; it is difficult to say who is doing what to whom. If you want to see an artfully choreographed series of fights in which a beautiful woman kicks the butts of a bunch of blithering blokes, than this is an action flick for you. Im betting once Gina Carano gets some real acting under her belt, she could be a contender on the silver screen. Two starsThe Boca Raton Tribune B BOCA LIFE & ARTS East/West Boca Raton, FL Sometimes I Just Dont Like a Movie Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock in Extremely Loud and Incredibly CloseAnatolia Mediterranean Dining with a Turkish Flair By Marc Kent
23 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84 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 BOCA RATON -Renowned interna tional multi-media artist Yaacov Heller will present Love Is to benefit the Tri County Humane Society. The event, scheduled for Monday, February 6 at Hellers Gallery 22 at 320 Esplanade in Royal Palm Place, is a celebration of the shelters work to rescue and rehome abandoned dogs and cats. From 5:30 7:30 pm, guests are invited to enjoy cocktails and hors doeuvres in Gallery 22s studio and sculpture garden, and view Hellers extensive display of sculpture, painting and jewelry. The event includes a silent auction of Hellers exclusive artwork and offers an opportunity for attendees to bid on unique gifts for Valentines Day, a wedding, and other upcoming celebrations. Or just treat yourself! Visit www.yaacovheller.com to see the creativity and depth of his collections. Heller has long been a strong supporter of Tri County Humane Society, a no-kill animal shelter in Boca Raton. Recognizing that the shelter has confronted many unexpected costs in the past few months, hes opening his gallery, Gallery 22, for a gala fundraiser. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Tri County Humane Society. Tri County provides shelter, food and medical care to hundreds of animals every day until they can find their forever home. The shelter has seen a significant increase in the number of abandoned pets, especially those in poor medical condition. As a private non-profit, these increased medical bills have put a severe strain on the shelters resources. Yaacov Hellers artwork is included in the collections of kings and presidents. His jewelry graces royalty and Hollywoods elite. But as someone who is constantly looking forward, he never forgets to glance back. While Hellers vision is global, his heart is rooted in his community. Complimentary parking is available at Royal Palm Place.Renowned Artist Yaacov Heller Sponsors Benet for Tri County Humane Society Original Yaacov Heller sculptures of greyhounds are shown in this photo. They will be on display with his other works at his Gallery 22 Feb. 6 during a benefit for the Tri County Humane Society. bocaratontribune.combocaratontribune.comBoca Raton Womens Club presents medical scholarship awardsStory, photos by Barbara McCormick BOCA RATON -Boca Raton Womens Club members and officials representing Boca Raton area universities recently gathered at the Eleanor Baldwin House on the Florida Atlantic University Campus for a celebration luncheon and presentation of awards from the Helen M. Babione Medical Scholarship Fund, which was established to assist and encourage students studying in the medical field. Dr. M.J. Saunders, president of Florida Atlantic University, welcomed guests to the Baldwin House and expressed her appreciation for the clubs scholarship programs. Womens Club President, Sue Gerding, officially opened the meeting by giving the Invocation, leading the Pledge of Allegiance and introducing officials seated at the head table. In the presentation of the awards, Janice Williams, Boca Raton Womans Club 1st V.P. and Honor Your Doctor Scholarship Luncheon Chair, was joined by Helen Babione, for whom the scholarship was named. On hand to accept the awards were: Dr. Stuart Markowitz, FAU College of Medicine; Marlaine Smith, Dean, FAU Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing; Dr. Bernadette Russell, Provost, Palm Beach State College and John Gallo, Retired Direc tor of Development, Lynn University. Following the presentation of the awards, Shawn Friedkin, Founder and President of Stand Among Friends addressed the group and informed them of the successes of his programs to assist the handicapped. Funds generated from the annual Boca Raton Womens Club Honor Your Doctor Luncheon have made these medical scholarships available. The 14th annual luncheon will be held March 7at Boca West Country Club. For information visit www.gfwcboca.org. Helen Babione, left, with Dr. M.J. Saunders, president, Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton Womans Club Officers Lisa Jensen, Treasurer, left, and Janice Williams, 1st V.P. From left are Sue Gerding, Boca Raton Womans Club president;; Shawn Friedkin, speaker, CEO of Stand Among Friends and Helen Babione.
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27 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84 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.BOCA RATON Lynn University, site of the HYPERLINK http://debate2012.lynn.edu/ final 2012 presidential debate, is set to cut more than 30 percent from its utility spending thanks to an energy savings performance contract with HYPERLINK http://www.buildingtechnologies.siemens.com/bt/ global/en/Pages/home. aspx Siemens Building Technologies Division. The comprehensive $10.7 million energy efficiency program is the largest single-phase university project of its kind in Florida and will begin rolling out the same year Lynn hosts the presidential debate. Because the project is performance based, Siemens guarantees the amount of energy savings that will be produced by the upgrades and retrofits. These savings will reduce energy expenses enough to finance the project over time. Our nations energy policies will no doubt be a central topic of the election and we are thrilled that as a debate host, we will serve as an excellent example of how to improve sustainability, said Lynn University President Kevin M. Ross. We think creating an energy-efficient future is one of the best investments we can make, and we are confident the work done today will sustain us ecologically and economically for future generations of students. Over the contracts 20year duration, according to Siemens Greenhouse Gas Calculator, Lynn University can expect to reduce C02 emissions enough to remove the equivalent of approximately 10,000 cars from the road, preserve 386 acres of forest or negate the consumption of 290 rail cars full of coal. After Siemens completes the project work, Lynn is expecting to trim more than 32 percent off its annual utility spending by reducing the consumption of electricity by at least 30 percent, water by 32 percent and natural gas by 20 percent. Year one energy savings are expected to yield, according to guaranteed estimates, just under $650,000 in equivalent cost reductions. Sustainability and energy efficiency are key tenets of Lynn Universitys master plan, Siemens Building Technologies Zone Manager Todd Galimidi, said. Those elements are key drivers of the project. When complete, this work will have a significant impact on the universitys development plans and ultimately its ability to attract top students and faculty. World-class energy efficiency will bring world-class results. Most campus buildings will see multiple improvements and upgrades to produce the energy and savings guaranteed by the Siemens performance contract. Plans call for the construction of a new central chilled water plant in 2012 to provide the cooling needs for most campus facilities and produce significant energy efficiency and operational benefits. More than 500,000 square feet of space will be affected when the first phase of the project, scheduled to be completed June 2013, is finished. Siemens will expand the number of buildings being controlled by its APOGEE Building Automation System which will provide a 360-degree view of building operations and optimize the performance of the campus energy systems. Lighting will be upgraded and controlled based on occupancy and natural daylight conditions. Siemens will also implement its SiPass access control system to help Lynn University improve campus security. BusinessThe Boca Raton Tribune St Andrews School celebrates 50 years one student at a timeBOCA RATON -Business and community members alike understand that excellence in education is key to a successful community. A sold-out crowd of 250 business leaders and community members came together to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Saint Andrews School at the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerces Membership breakfast January 12. Saint Andrews School sponsored the breakfast and brought in the vocal talents of the schools Lower School Chorus. The more than 50 students entertained the crowd with great renditions of songs, including Never say Never by pop artist Justin Beiber. Sixteen-year-old Charlotte Osbourne gave the crowd a student perspec tive of the opportunities, challenges and hopes of the students of today. The year 2012 is a year of great milestones for many institutions in our city, said Troy M. McLellan, CCE, president & CEO of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. We are honored to celebrate this 50th anniversary with our breakfast sponsor Saint Andrews School and the many business leaders who attended. After the breakfast, Congressman Allen West (R-FL) presented Saint Andrews School with the American Flag to honor the anniversary. The next Membership Breakfast will be held Thursday, February 2, 7:45 to 9:00 a.m., at the Via Mizner Golf & Country Club. The breakfast is sponsored by Delray Beach Medical Center. Visit www.bocaratonchamber. com/events for details and to register. Jon and Bonnie Kaye of Kaye CommunicationsLynn University launches energy-saving eciency program Lise Orr of Minuteman Press and Holly Kreisman of Embassy Suites Hotel From left, Boca Raton City Council member Constance Scott, Penny Morey of RemarkAbleHR, Inc. and Jayne Scala of Ultimate Staffing The Saint Andrews Schools Lower School Chorus performs at the Boca Chamber Breakfast Saint Andrews School Head of School Dr. Ann Marie Krejcarek and student Charlotte Osborne accept the American flag from U.S. Rep. Allen West.
28 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.The Boca Raton Tribune BUSINESS East/West Boca Raton, FL Spady Museum welcomes FAU student as new assistantDELRAY BEACH The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum has added Chudnei J. Bennett to its staff as museum assistant. Bennett is responsible for assisting with and promoting museum programs and events, overseeing front office responsibilities and leading tours through visiting exhibits and perma nent galleries. We are excited to have Chudnei as part of our team, said Charlene Jones, museum administrator at the Spady Museum. She is enthusiastic, energetic and personable. We invite our members and supporters to welcome her to her new role. Prior to joining the Spady, Bennett was a leasing agent for Student Housing, LLC, in Tallahassee, where she led tours of model units and performed administrative duties. She has also worked as an intern for Achievement Centers for Children & Families Foundation in Delray Beach, a student clerk for the City of Boynton Beach Utilities Department, an administrative assistant for the Home Care Association of Florida in Tallahassee and as a special events coordinator for Florida A&M University. Bennett is currently attending Florida Atlantic University, earning her B.A. in Sociology/Public Relations. Chudnei J. BennettBerger reappointed as trustee of PBSCRecognized business and community leader, attorney William Berger, who serves as senior shareholder and litigation group co-chair for Greenspoon Marder, as well as managing shareholder of the firms Palm Beach County law offices, has been reappointed by Governor Rick Scott to the District Board of Trustees of Palm Beach State College. Bergers term, which was effective Dec. 22, 2011, will run through May 31, 2015. The purpose of the district board of trustees is to establish policies in alignment with the colleges mission and in accordance with Florida Statutes and the Florida Department of Education Rules. As chairperson, Bergers main role will be to serve as the board advisor to Dr. Den nis Gallon, president of Palm Beach State College. Berger had previously been appointed as trustee of the college by Governor Charlie Crist in August 2007 and served as vice chairman for a year, before being selected by his peers to serve as chairman in 2010. As a Florida resident for 37 years and Palm Beach county resident for 23 years, Berger will bring to the position his extensive experience and knowledge of the community and college. Its an honor to be serving on the board of such a reputable institution as Palm Beach State College, said Berger. Our goal is to continue to make Palm Beach State College the institute of first choice in the county. Berger currently heads up business development for Greenspoon Marder and is credited for much of the firms growth over the last decade. In fact, Greenspoon Marder is one of very few firms which has continued to grow and prosper during the eco nomic downturn. It currently has ten offices in Florida, nearly 140 attor neys, 400 staff and more than 40 different practice areas.
29 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84 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 BUSINESS East/West Boca Raton, FL Email your Business News, promotions and acknowledgements to Chris Catoggio at: chris@ bocaratontribune.com. BOCA RATON -First Capital, a specialized commercial finance company, announced that Gerard Hanabergh has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. Hanabergh has over 25 years experience in the loan and finance industry in compliance, credit structuring and underwriting, client relationship management, marketing and general management. We are very pleased to have Gerard joining our team, said Lee Wilson, Chairman, President and CEO of First Capital. BOCA RATON February is Heart Health Month. The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a membership breakfast Feb. 10 with breakfast sponsor Delray Medical Center. The event will be held Friday, February 10 from 7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at Via Mizner Golf and Country Club, 6200 Boca Del Mar Drive, Boca Raton. Tickets are $20 for members, $50 for non-members and must be purchased in advance. BOCA RATON Office Depot has announced that it has been recognized by DiversityBusiness.com, the nations leading multicultural business-to-business website, as one of the Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities for the 12th year in a row. Office Depot was ranked 4th on the list, a move up of two spots from last year. We are proud to be named one of the top organizations for multicultural business opportunities for the 12th consecutive year, said Steve Calkins, Senior Vice President of Office Depots Business Solutions Division. WEST PALM BEACH Attorney Gerry Rosenthal, senior shareholder at Rosenthal, Levy & Simon, P.A., is one of 18 to be elected to the charter class of The Florida Workers Compensation Institute Hall of Fame for January 2012. It recognizes that many individuals have dedicated themselves to making the Florida workers compensation system work. In recognition of those efforts, the Institute established the Workers Compensation Hall of Fame. Town Center welcomes AT&T Company Store, expanded Forever 21BOCA RATON -Town Center at Boca Ra ton welcomes AT & T and an expanded Forever 21 store to its diverse and luxury retail offerings. The new 3,000-squarefoot AT & T location fea tures a state-of-the-art, hands-on design with multiple touch screens throughout the store and a live bar of devices and services that provide shoppers with a try before you buy experience. A grand opening celebration is set for January 28 from noon 2 p.m. Pantech Element tablets will be given away every 30 minutes for two hours, food will be served and Deena Lang from WRMF 97.9 FM will be on-hand at the store providing entertainment and giving away additional prizes. The opening of the AT & T store is another example of our ability to provide our customers with an assortment of retail offerings, said Brian Nelson, general manager of Town Center at Boca Raton. Our shoppers will now have the ease, convenience and selection of AT &T service and products. This is AT & Ts third company-owned store in Boca Raton. Town Center is also marking the expansion and relocation of Forever 21 to its soon-to-becompleted Cafes at Boca. The 19,000-square-foot upgraded store will offer the retailers other popular brands including Heritage 1981, a lifestyle brand for women; 21MEN, a line of fresh, fast fashion for men of all ages; Love 21, a contemporary womens line; as well as Love & Beauty, a cosmetics line; lingerie and shoes collec tion. The newly expanded Forever 21 is a welcome addition to our already impressive roster of luxury and fashion-forward stores, said Brian Nelson, general manager of Town Center at Boca Raton. This expansion solidifies Town Center at Boca Ra tons reputation as Palm Beach Countys leading fashionable address. Forever 21s grand opening event is scheduled for January 28 at 9 a.m. The first 400 people in line will receive free gift cards with values of $10, $20, $50 or $100, and one lucky winner will receive a $210 gift card. Customers can enter to win a Forever 21 or 21 Men outfit selected by stylists, each valued up to $125, on Saturday, only. Shoppers will receive 10 percent off when spending $40 or more on their purchase on grand opening day. We are very pleased to provide South Florida shoppers with a larger selection of great fashion at a great value. With the relocation of our store at Town Center at Boca Raton, we are able to accommodate more brands and new concepts, said Larry Meyer, Forever 21 executive vice president. The Cafes at Boca is Town Center at Boca Ra tons newly renovated dining space for shoppers on-the-go. With a contemporary modern design and a selection of new and popular restaurant choices, the gathering area combines natural light with state of-the-art technology and neutral-toned furnishings to create a caf look and feel. Forever 21, Inc., headquartered in Los Angeles, is a specialty retailer of womens and mens clothing and accessories, known for offering the hottest and most current fashion trends at a great value to consumers. Forever 21s model of fast fashion works by keeping the store exciting with new merchandise brought in daily. The retailer operates over 495 stores in the United States, with international operations in Canada, Europe, Ireland, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Israel and United Kingdom. For more information please visit: www. forever21.com.
30 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. Columnists The Boca Raton Tribune By Mike Gora Michael H. Gora has been certified by the Board of Specialization and Education of The Florida Bar as a specialist in family and matrimonial law, and is a partner with Shapiro Blasi Wasserman & Gora P.A. in Boca Raton. Mr. Gora may be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Guys Being StupidTwice during the last two weeks young women have come into our offices for help in dealing with their physically or emotionally abusive husbands. This would not have been particularly unusual except for the fact that at the time they arrived in our office both husbands were in jail for ignoring a court ordered injunction. Before seeing us the women had legitimate claims of spousal abuse and had found help at the South County Courthouse in Delray. In both incidents the duty judge had issued injunctions, removing the respec tive men from their homes with a court order clearly describing what they could and could not do: Do not be within 500 of your mate, at her home, job or elsewhere. Do not communicate with her in any way, directly or through another person. Do not go to your home to pick up some clothing and other personal property unless you bring a law enforcement officer with you. Both men, within hours of being served with the courts injunction violated the injunction. In both cases the woman went back to the courthouse, filed more pa pers, and received a second order from the duty judge agreeing that the men had violated the original order. It is a misdemeanor to violate a domestic violence injunction, and unlike most other minor crimes bond can be denied, until a further hearing is held. Both men were found by sheriffs deputies, arrested, and now reside at the county jail on Gun Club Road. Both men have (had?) jobs. In each case children were witnesses to the sadistic conduct of their father towards their mother. In both cases the men were so clever that they virtually delivered themselves to jail by their failure to follow the courts orders. While women oc casionally commit domestic violence upon the men in their lives the statistics reflect that 90% of all such cases are based upon the abuse of a man on a woman. The question remains, why? The answer is evident, the guys are usually big ger, and on one level or another are truly inferior to their mates in ways that count like empathy, sympathy, and intelligence. I am not suggesting that all men are prone to such conduct, to the contrary, most have never and will never abuse their wives and lovers, but to those few who do there is one thing that can be said, GUYS STOP BEING STUPID OR YOU WILL LAND IN JAIL.Proven Principles For Building Your NetworkAll leaders are devout believers in and practitioners of networking. To become president or CEO of a company or organiza tion of considerable size, a person must rely on a massive network of friends, advisors and contacts they built over the previous years. Former U.S. President George Bush, for instance, is reported to have continued his habit of personally staying in contact with his network through brief phone calls and writing notes every day. Even at the end of a busy day, he was known to pick up the telephone and make as many as 20 calls to friends across the nation. SUCCESS IS RARELY A ONE-MAN SHOW. IT IS USUALLY A TEAM EFFORT. Meeting people. Working with teams. Developing a list of trusted advisors. Having personal contacts in place when you need the resources. These all are aspects of networking. And todays technology has made it easier than ever before. Telephone conference calls, fax machines, overnight mail, e-mail, and cellular phones are just some of the devices that today make it possible for you to stay in touch with far more people than you could even imagine just a few years ago. These innovative and life-changing tools are available to anyone who recognizes the benefits of networking. You no longer have to live near the people you network with on a daily basis. You can reach out and touch them as often as you want through technology. HOW CAN WE BUILD AN EFFECTIVE PERSONAL NET WORK? There are many approaches for developing a network of people that can be useful to leaders in ac complishing their missions and goals. However, some of those methods can be self-serving and manipulative, designed solely for the leaders purposes. An ancient but ever-timely resource, the Bible, gives what I consider to be six building blocks for constructing long-term, mutually beneficial relationships: 1. The leader must be CONSIDERATE. Do a favor and win a friend forever; nothing can untie that bond (Proverbs 18:19). 2. The leader must be CONFIDENTIAL. A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret (Proverbs 11:13). 3. The leader must be CANDID. An honest answer is the sign of a true friendship (Proverbs 24:26). 4. The leader must be CONSTRUCTIVE. As iron sharpens iron, so a friend shapes a friend (Proverbs 27:17). 5. The leader must be CONSISTENT. A friend loves at ALL times, and a brother is born for adversity (Proverbs 17:17). 6. The leader must be COMMITTED. Some friendships do not last, but some friends are more LOYAL than brothers (Proverbs 18:24). The point seems fairly obvious: If leaders desire networks of friends and advisors that are considerate, confidential, candid, constructive, consistent and committed, the leaders themselves must pave the way by example. In building a personal and professional network, You will attract whatever you are! Rick Warren is the author of the highly ac claimed, best-selling book, 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. This is adapted for Monday Manna from one of Mr. Warrens columns.By Rick Warren
31 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84 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 COLUMNISTS East/West Boca Raton, FL By Alan Chesler Condo managers must monitor association nances carefullyThere was a time when being appointed to the board of directors of a condominium association was somewhat ceremonial and considered an honor and a position of status. These times, were, of course, when associations were thriving, collecting monthly assessments on a regular basis, and easily maintaining services, lifestyles, and property values. But times have changed as these associations have plunged into financial distress as units are foreclosed on and service assessments and dues go unpaid. As a result, members of condominium boards are required to make tough decisions regarding the management of these associations. And with these tough decisions have come an increasing incidence of lawsuits involving residents suing board members for a wide variety of issues. Consequently, those considering taking a position on a board and those currently serving should take a close look at their associations directors and officers liability insurance because faulty or insufficient coverage could result in financial catastrophe for those elected to serve. First, lets define direc tors and officers liability insurance: Basically, it is nec essary when mismanagement of funds or policies result due to negligence by the board. Typical claims can include wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination and mismanagement of funds. It should also protect employees and any committee members or volunteers. While these issues have always been applicable, todays financial crisis among associations have resulted in many more claims and threats of lawsuits. These volunteers serving as the BODs are faced with many situations that frequently result in litigious actions. Keep in mind that this insurance is in place to protect both the residents and the board members. It gives residents and the association recourse in the event there is mismanagement. And it gives board members protec tion in the event of frivolous or baseless accusations and subsequent law suits. In some cases, directors are justifiably cited because by virtue of them accepting a nomination and then being elected they have willfully assumed professional and fiduciary liability. With the position comes the fiduciary responsibility to be wellinformed and to investigate and make good-faith evalua tions of issue before voting. They are also expected and legally obligated to be apprised of association activities. If someone isnt willing to take on these responsibilities, it is best that they dont accept the nomination. So, the question remains: How much is enough? One million dollars per event/per member is probably the minimum. These policies should also include indemnification clauses which call for the entire community to act as the insurer if the claim against a director exceeds the amount of insurance coverage. This would, obviously, result in a special assessment. Keep in mind that indemnification is not applicable in the event of criminal action, fraudulent acts or willful or reckless misconduct. To avoid this scenario, boards should insist on higher levels of coverage which doesnt result in a financial hardship because in most cases the difference in premium between $1 million in coverage and $5 million in coverage is negligible. With many vigilant residents keeping an eye on the management of their associations, it is highly recommended that directors continually monitor levels of coverage and make sure that they are up to date on all issues related to employment, hiring/firing, proper methods of bidding on services, and sexual harassment. It is also recommended for boards to do background checks on prospective direc tors prior to them accepting nominations. In some instances, directors have criminal histories and commit these same infractions following their election to boards. The management of todays condominium associations has become increasingly complex, and, as a result, its in the best interest of the communities and the boards to carry sufficient liability insurance so they can carry out the responsibilities of the job. Alan S. Chesler is Partner of Alan James Insurance, a diversified insurance brokerage with offices in Sunrise, Florida. One of the firms specialties is developing comprehensive insurance programs for condominium associations throughout Florida. For more informa tion, call 954-838-8828 or visit www.alanjamesinsurance.com
32 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune. Advent Lutheran Church 300 East Yamato Road Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-395-3632 www.adventboca.org First Church Of Christ, Scientist 566 W Palmetto Park Road Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-391-7689 Armation Lutheran Church 9465 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-483-6004 First United Methodist Church www.fumcbocaraton.org 625 NE Mizner Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-395-1244 Ascension Catholic Church 7250 N Federal Hwy Boca Raton, FL 33487 561-997-5486 Friendship Baptist Church 1422 NE 2nd Court Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-395-6871 Assembly of God Hispanic Church Centro Cristiano Familiar 21121 Oriole Country Rd Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-746-8626 Frontline Christian Center Olympic Heights High Schl 20101 Lyons Rd Boca Raton FL 33434 561-826-0404 www.frontlinechristiancenter.com Ayts Chayim Messianic Synagogue Glades Presbyterian Church 21121 Oriole Country Rd Boca Raton, FL 33428 561-487-3839 Glades Presbyterian Church 21121 Oriole Country Rd Boca Raton, FL 33428 561-477-4898 www.gladespc.com Beth Ami Congregation 1401 NW 4 Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-347-0031 Gold Coast Christian Cathedral 3200 N Federal Hwy Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-750-5235 Beth Sar Shalom Camino Real Community Church 1551 West Camino Real Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-499-4893 www.bethsarshalom.com Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 6301 SW 18 Street Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-393-7007 B'Nai Torah Congregation 6261 SW 18 Street Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-392-8566 Grace Community Church 600 W Camino Real Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-395-2811 www.graceboca.org Boca Glades Baptist Church 10101 Oriole Country Road Boca Raton, FL 33428 561-483-4228 Iglesia Bautista Hispana 2350 NW 51st St Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-998-8360 Boca Raton Bible Chapel 3900 NW 3rd Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-391-9319 Islamic Center of Boca Raton www.icbr.org 141 NW 20th St., Ste. #A-7 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-395-7221 Boca Raton Church Of Christ www.achurchofchrist.com 5099 NW 5th Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-395-0738 Jehovah's Witnesses 19230 State Road 7 Boca Raton, FL 33498 561-479-0956 St. Paul Lutheran Church and School 701 West Palmetto Park Road Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-395-0433 Boca Raton Community Church www.bocacommunity.org 470 NW 4th Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-395-2400 To have your Church listed in the Boca Raton Tribune Worship Directory...Send your information to our Mailing Address at:Boca Raton Tribune, P.O. Box 970593, Boca Raton, FL 33497Journey Church (e) www.bocajourney.com e Kathyrn Lindgren eater B.R. Community High Schl 1501 NW 15 Court Boca Raton, FL 561-420-0606 Boca Raton Synagogue www.brsonline.org Hahn Judaic Campus 7900 Montoya Circle Boca Raton, FL 33433 (561) 394-5732 Kabbalah Learning Centre www.kabbalah.dynip.com 8411 W Palmetto Park Rd Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-488-8826 Boca Raton Synagogue-West www.brsweb.org 21101 95th Ave. South Boca Raton, FL 33428 Kol Ami of Boca Raton Reconstructionist http://kolami.homestead.com 71 N. Federal Hwy. Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-392-0696 Boca West Community United Methodist Church 9087 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-482-7335 e Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Boca Raton 2601 St. Andrews Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-482-2001 BOCA RATON TRIBUNE W ORSH IP D IRECTOR Y
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34 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84Support your community newspaper Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.GamesThe Boca Raton Tribune Pet SocietyThe Boca Raton Tribune PET OF THE WEEK Story, photo by Pam DAddio BOCA RATON Hi, Im Rudy, a year and a half old Springer spaniel whos neutered and housebroken. Im just as sweet as I am adorable and ready for a home, sweet home! I enjoy chasing cats and going for walks in my spare time. Im mannerly and easy-going and a romantic at heart, just in time for Valentines Day! Im available for adoption at Tri-County Humane Society, a no-kill animal shelter located at 21287 Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton. The shelter is open for adoptions Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adoption fees for companion animals are $110 and up. Animals are heartworm-tested and up-todate on vaccinations. Included in the adoption fee is one year of free office visits to Im available for adoption at Tri-County Humane Society, a no-kill animal shelter located at 21287 Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton. The shelter is open for adoptions Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adoption fees for companion animals are $110 and up. Please visit us to find a lost pet or to consider adding a shelter dog or cat to your family. We have puppies and kittens, too! Call (561) 482-8110 or view many of our available animals and volunteer opportunities at: www.tricountyhumane.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at TriCounty Humane. If youre looking for a great pet, count on Rudy
35 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84 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.BOCA RATON, FL-As part of the 2012 Allianz Championship tournament event week, wine connoisseurs and golf enthusiasts will get the chance to hobnob on the green with legends of golf while sampling reds and whites from the private wine collections of golf pros own vineyards while overlooking the 18th green at the tourna ments third annual Grapes on the Green Golf & Wine Experience presented by the www.bocaratonbridgehotel. com Boca Raton Bridge Hotel on Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. In addition to indulging in the varietals from international vineyards and labels owned by golf pros Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Fred Couples, Da vid Frost, Annika Sorenstam, and more at this special event within the event that benefits Boca Raton Regional Hospital, attendees will enjoy culinary samplings from top area restaurants, appearances by golf leg ends and live entertainment at close of tournament play, and a special VIP experience auction. The tasting will be held between the 18th green and the driving range during second round of championship play, where attendees can watch the action unfold from a private area. Participating restaurants include: www.bocaratonbridgehotel.com/carmens-at-the-topof-the-bridge.html. Carmens Top of the Bridge, www. bocaratonbridgehotel.com/ watercolors-restaurant.html. WaterColors at the Bridge Hotel, maxsharvest.com. Maxs Harvest, www.maxsgrille.com. Maxs Grille, www.brokensoundclub.org.Broken Sound Club, www.opentable.com. frank-and-dinos Frank & Dinos, assaggiodelforno.com. www.mortons.com. Mortons The Steakhouse, www.ruthschris.com. Ruth Chris Steakhouse and more. Special highlights for guests include the chance to participate in a special raffle with VIP experiences and a silent auction featuring an original painting by Jean-Claude Gaugy, the Father of Linear Expressionism who was discovered at the age of 15 by Salvador Dali. The painting, Le Panier de Fruits, a 20 x 24 acrylic on wood valued at $12,500, was donated by the web.bocaratonchamber.com/ Art-Galleries-Studios/MonaMartin-Gallery Mona Martin Gallery as part of the fundraising efforts to benefit the Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Other highlights include an appearance by Wines of Passion: The Best of South America author and restaurateur Frank Reider of www. golthetasteofbrazil.com. GOL! Taste of Brazil who will serve tastings of fine Chilean wines and sign books available for sale, with 20% of sales donated to the Boca Raton Regional SportsThe Boca Raton Tribune Meet the Pros and Sample The Grapes at Up Coming Benetcontinued at top of pg.36
36 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84Support 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 FAU womens basketball team hopes to carry its recent road success home versus Western Kentucky UniversityBoca Raton, FL The Florida Atlantic University womens basketball team hopes to carry its recent road success home when it hosts Western Kentucky University in a Sun Belt Conference East Division contest on Wednesday, January 25 at 7 p.m., at FAU Arena, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. The Owls find themselves in second place in the East Division with a 5-2 record after successive road victories at FIU, with a score of 50-49 on January 21, and Troy University, with a score of 66-46 on January 19. Four of the teams five victories in league action have come on the road. That success has helped improved FAUs record to 10-8 on the season. Were off to a good start in conference play with good intensity and aggressive play in our early road league games, said Chancellor Dugan, FAUs head womens basketball coach. Our success on the road has put us in a good position in our division. Now, we have to defend our home court in an important home stretch during the next three weeks (playing four home games). Defense and rebounding have been strong virtues for this years FAU team in SBC games. The team has held six of its seven league opponents to 58 or fewer points and outrebounded six of those opponents. In the victory over FIU, the Owls held the Panthers to one field goal in the final 3:35 after senior guardTeri Stampsthree-point field goal gave the team a 50-47 advantage. The FAU also had to defend a last-second shot attempt by FIUs Jerica Coley, the conferences leading scorer at 24.3 points a game. She had 21 points in the game. We have made the keys plays those little things -at the right times to pick up important victories. We need to continue to do those things against a quality Western Kentucky team this week, Dugan said. For the season, sophomore forward Chenise Millerleads the team in scoring (10 ppg) and rebounding (7.5 rpg). The first-year Owl, after transferring from Eastern Michigan University, ranks eighth in the SBC in rebounding. Senior forward April Goins has been a double-fig ures scorer in three straight games, including 10 points against FIU. She is scoring at an 8.2-point clip for the sea son. Sophomore guard Latavia Dempseycomes off the bench to score 8.5 points and has made 32 percent of her threepoint field goal attempts. Senior guard Teri Stamps leads the team with 24 steals, while also averaging 8.3 points per outing. Another guard, guard Takia Brooks has made 74 percent from her free throws in league play and is grabbing 5.1 rebounds a game. Senior guard DaLita Scott tallied eight points in the road victory over Troy. Sophomore guard Kimberly Smithscored 10 points and made two threepoint field goals at FIU. Western Kentucky stands 6-13 on the season and 3-4 in SBC play. The Hilltoppers are coming off a 61-50 home loss to the University of Arkansas-Little Rock on January 22. The team has dropped its last three league games, but did pick up a non-conference victory over Tennessee Tech, with a score of 71-58, on January 17. WKU is led by LaTeira Owens 10.8 points and 7.8 rebounds a game. Keshia Mosley also is an all-around threat, averaging 9.6 points and seven rebounds per outing. The Hilltopppers will be searching for their first road victory in 10 games this winter. Hospital. In addition to bringing the legendary champions of golf to Boca Raton for a celebrated week-long PGA Champions Tour event, the Allianz Championship will be driving all net proceeds to Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The Old Course at Broken Sound in Boca Raton, Florida will play host to the event February 6-12, 2012. The Allianz Championship, with a purse of $1.8 million, is the Champions Tours first fullfield tournament of the season, and first of the early-season Florida swing with the Golf Channel televising live all three rounds of the championship from The Old Course at Broken Sound Club. Visit www.allianzchampionship.com. for updates, to purchase VIP tickets, and learn more about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities. Tickets for the Allianz Championship Grapes On the Green Golf & Wine Experience are $85 per person. Ticket packages include the Twosome Package at $200 that includes two tickets, two passes to VIP suite overlooking the 16th green during Allianz Championship, two beverage vouchers, and one Saturday VIP parking pass; and the Fuzzy Zoeller Package at $750 that includes four tickets, eight passes to the Executive Skybox for Saturday, Feb. 11th, and two Saturday VIP parking passes. Sponsorship packages are available. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit www. allianzchampionship.com, call the tournament office at (561) 241-GOLF or e-mail Anthony Greco at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org agreco@ allianzchampionship.com.Allianz continued from pg.35
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38 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84Support 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 Lynn Mens Basketball Readies for Round TwoBy: Lance Thomas BOCA RATON, Fla. After a 1-1 split this past week, Lynn Universitys mens basketball team remains in contention for the Sunshine State Conference title as the second half of SSC play approaches. The Blue & White first overcame a nine-point deficit with Josh Garcia pouring in 22 in an 82-67 win over Nova Southeastern on Wednesday, January 18. In addition to a game-high 22, Garcia added four assists and no turnovers. After Garcias 22, Jeremy Lampkin finished with 15, Slobodan Miljanic had 14, Bo Jukic had 11 and DeMario Fountain collected 10. In front of a hostile sellout crowd, the Knights fell 77-67 to Florida Southern on Saturday, January 21. Four Fighting Knights reached double-digits in points, led by Jeremy Lampkin who dropped 14 on 5-of-8 shooting from the field. On Wednesday, January 25, Lynn welcomes Eckerd to the de Hoernle Center. The series between the Fighting Knights and the Tritons dates back to 1998 with Eckerd holding a 1912 series tilt. The Tritons ended Lynns season last year with a 79-73 win in the first round of the SSC Tournament. Lynn last defeated Eckerd on Jan. 10, 2009. After an 87-80 loss to Barry this past Saturday, Eckerd fell to 4-3 in conference, which ranks fourth in the league. The Tritons have SSC wins over Nova, Rollins, Tampa and Saint Leo. The Tritons are led by Lance Kearses 17.9 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per match. He ranks second in the SSC in scoring and sixth in rebounds per contest. On Saturday, January 28, Lynn starts round two of SSC play by traveling to face the Tampa Spartans. In one of the most dominant performances of the season, the Knights defeated Tampa 57-37 on December 3, in the de Hoernle Center. Garcia tallied a game-high 19 in the early-season matchup versus Tampa with Slobodan Miljanic collecting 11. Lynn now possesses a 17-14 advantage in the all-time series against the Spartans. Tampa (4-13, 0-7 SSC) is led by Ashton Graham with 12.5 points per game and Callum Townsend at 12.1 points per game. Gra ham also leads the squad in rebounds per contest with 4.9. The Spartans rank sec ond in the SSC in scoring defense, allowing 64.0 points per game, but last in the league in scoring offense by posting only 54.6 PPG. Lynn Womens Hoops Hits Midway PointBy Chad Beattie BOCA RATON, Fla. Lynn Universitys womens basketball team is about to hit the turn in its Sunshine State Conference season with a pair of match-ups this week. The Fighting Knights host Eckerd on Wednesday before prepar ing for its second meeting at Tampa on Saturday. Both games are set for 5:30 p.m. It was a bittersweet week for LU as it turned away Nova Southeastern to move up in the SSC standings before falling at Florida Southeastern to make its way back to the middle of the pack. The Fighting Knights record stands at 9-8 overall and 4-3 in the league, putting them in a tie for fourth. Charla Nelson-James proved pivotal in both contests, scoring the winning shot and blocking the potentially tying basket against NSU while leading the Blue & White with 10 points and a career-high 17 rebounds at Southern. Kira Harvey and Marquis Lee are neck-and-neck in the race to lead the squad in scoring, averaging 12.4 and 12.2 points per game. Nelson-James is just shy of averaging a double-double with 10.1 ppg and 9.7 rebounds per game. Eckerd (10-5, 4-3 SSC) travels to Boca having won three of its last four games. The Tritons will be looking to better its 10-20 alltime record against Lynn. Despite the losing record to LU, Eckerd has split the season series in eight of the last nine years. Emilie Hesseldal, who paces the Triton offense with a team-high 12.1 ppg, has missed the past five games. In her absence, Kati Rausberg and Taylor Young have picked up the scoring slack, upping their average to 11.9 and 11.7 ppg. Eckerd is scoring 65.3 ppg and holding opponents to 58.3 ppg on .374 percent shooting. Traditionally one of the top schools in the SSC, Tampa (8-9, 1-6 SSC) has struggled mightily in 2011-12. The Spartans snapped a four-game losing streak against Palm Beach Atlantic but have not won in league play since knock ing off Saint Leo 61-30 on January 4. Tampa could see its SSC losing streak con tinue with a Wednesday battle at Florida Tech. In the first meeting between LU and UT, the Fighting Knights emerged victorious, 55-54, on a layup by Marquis Lee with three seconds remaining. Moriah Hodge led all scor ers with 18 points. Hodge is averaging 11.8 points per game on the season, trailing only Jaleesa Harmon who leads the team with 13.5 ppg. The Spartans are shooting a respectable .432 percent from the field and holding opponents to .365 percent shooting. Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Returns to South Florida With Two Days of Tennis Action Oct. 27-28 in Delray BeachBOCA RATON, Fla. (Jan. 24, 2012) For the 23rd consecutive year, the Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic will bring stars from the tennis and entertainment worlds to South Florida with two days of tennis action on Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Delray Beach Tennis Center in Delray Beach, Fla. The events annual Gala will take place the evening of Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton. For more than two decades tennis legend and South Florida philanthropist Chris Evert has hosted the event to help abused and neglected children in South Florida. Since the first event in 1989, the Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic has raised more than $20 million. Chris Evert Charities partners with the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida, a public-private partnership in conjunction with the state of Florida, to raise money supporting programs for at-risk children. Previously, the event has brought a wide range of stars to the event, including former President George H. W. Bush, Billy Crystal, Gavin Rossdale, Jeffrey Donovan, Elisa beth Shue, Matt Lauer, Matthew Perry and many more. Tennis stars have included John McEnroe, Lindsay Davenport, Martina Navratilova, Monica Seles and many of the top players in the sport. Participants in the 2012 event will be announced in the coming months. The annual Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Gala will feature an evening of music, silent and live auctions and dinner and dancing at the renowned Boca Raton Resort and Club. Past fea tured entertainers have included The Spinners, Natalie Cole, Gloria Estefan, Kenny Loggins, Kool and the Gang, The Commodores and Gladys Knight. Principle sponsors supporting the 2012 event include Raymond James Financial, Broward Health Chris Evert Childrens Hospital, Inspirations Teen Rehab, Boca Raton Resort & Club and the City of Delray Beach. Tickets for the tennis action and the Gala dinner are available through Chris Evert Charities at 561-394-2400 or www. chrisevert.org. Series tickets are $70 and individual day club seats (reserved seat with seat back) are $40 for each day with general admission tickets available for $20 for each session. Box ticket packages range from $175 to $900, with individual box seats for $90. Children age 10 and under are free if accompa nied by a paid adult in the general admission section. Gala tickets are $750 each.
39 January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 Edition 84 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 84Consistency is KeyBy: Matt Pineda There could be a major element at play for the Miami HEAT this season that would increase their productivity now and later that they didnt have last season. Coach Spoelstra has made some great improvements to this team. One of these improvements that hopefully remains is, consistency. Last year, the HEAT had extended starts to 3 different point guards, and three different centers. Of those six players, half of them did not spend the entire season with the HEAT (Arroyo, Bibby, Dampier). Consistency will help the HEAT improve from within this year. Its obvious Miami has made improvements with the addition of Norris Cole and Shane Battier, but they have also been helped by a healthy Udonis Haslem and now a healthy Mike Miller. Those are all key ingredients to the HEAT improving their play and dominance, but in addition to that, a consistency at the point and center positions will bring fruits to the HEATs offense. Last year, Mario Chalmers played in 70 games, starting 28 of them. He averaged 6.4 ppg and 2.5 apg. As you can remember, Carlos Arroyo started the seasons first 42 games and then was benched in favor of Mario Chalmers. Arroyo then played the next 6 games off the bench before being sent to waivers in fa vor of Mike Bibby. Bibby played in 10 games before taking over the starting job for the final 12 games of the season and throughout the playoffs until Game 6 of the Finals, where Chalmers started. Just think about that for a minute! The starting point guard for 1/2 the season was benched, then cut. And another player who only played 22 games with the team, started throughout all the playoffs. Thats a lot of turnover for a Championship contending team. One would think, a little bit of consistency would have helped Miami. The same thing happened with the HEATs starting center rota tion. Joel Anthony started 11 games last year, and opened the season as the starter. He was soon sent to the bench in favor of Zydrunas Ilgauskas who started 51 games. Later, Erick Dampier started 22 games for the HEAT before being benched and not seeing the court again. Jamaal Ma gloire also received plenty of time but never getting a start. It was a very sporadic rotation, as Joel Anthony eventually became the starter again in the playoffs. The HEAT will gain much better gains from keeping the same starters throughout the sea son, especially at point guard. Weve seen the improvements in Mario Chalmers game. Hes now averaging 11.9 points and 4.4 assists per game. Chalmers has become much more consistent and reliable in his role. And at center, Joel Anthony is necessarily the answer the HEAT want, but with what they have, keeping him as the starter is key to suc cess. The resurgence of Eddy Curry may help that rotation out a bit as well. The HEAT will be a much better team if they can keep their starters throughout the season. With Cole, Miller, Battier, Jones, Haslem all ready to contribute off the bench, Miami should have a good, deep rotation heading into the playoffs.Scott Gordon Impresses FC Dallas In PreseasonBy: Pedro Heizer Former Lynn University Standout Scott Gordon is once again playing with FC Dallas of Major League Soc cer during the preseason. The Boca Raton native is no stranger to the FC Dallas brass, just last season Gordon was selected by FC Dallas with the 53rd pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft. Gordon played with FC Dallas during the summer for two months on a trial ba sis. Due to injury in the left back position, Gordon saw a lot of playing time when the team played in Orlando for a summer tournament. Yet, at the end of the summer FC Dallas did not offer him a contract. They told me that if they were to sign me, I would be a reserve on a team that already has two terrific left backs. And as rookie, that isnt the way you envision your career beginning, explained Gordon So they told me to get some game under my belt. Freshly released from a MLS team, Gordon had no problem finding a new club to play in. In April of 2011, Gordon signed with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League (NASL). It was a great team down there, Gordon said. I got a lot of games that I probably wouldnt have gotten here some experience under my belt. I got used to the speed of play, worked on my technical abilities and one-touch stuff. In general, my game and knowledge of the game really improved. Last season Gordon was a vital part of the Strikers run to the NASL Championship Series in which they lost to the Minnesota Stars FC (formally known as NCS Minnesota). Regardless of his experience, Gordon will have his work cut out for him this preseason. FC Dallas has already added three young talented defenders this offseason but manager Schellas Hyndman sees the potential Gordon has, Scott brings very good athleticism, Hyndman said. Hes got good size, a great engine and a great vertical leap. Hes everything that we remember. Making a MLS squad isnt easy and Gordon knows it but with the experience he gained playing with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers this past season, he feels comfortable with the challenge and with one opening spot remaining, there is no reason to lose hope. Scott Gordon
Lynn Mens Basketball Readies for Round Two Tribune Sports of East /West Boca Raton, Highland Beach Delray Beach, FL January 27, 2012 through February 2, 2012 See page 39See page 38Scott Gordon Impresses FC Dallas In Preseason FAU womens basketball team hopes to carry its recent road success home versus Western Kentucky UniversitySee page 36