Volume 17 Number 3
Savor the Memories Untraditional Thanksgiving
Sweet November Learn a Highly Coveted Skill in Just 5 Days
In the Pines - A Lasting Relationship Pitching PR
JUNIOR LEAGUE OF BOCA RATON
“Women Building Better Communities”
2006-2007 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
THE BRIDGE NOVEMBER 2006/VOLUME 17 NUMBER 3
PRESIDENT...........................KATHY ADKINS THE COMMUNICATION BRIDGE BETWEEN THE JUNIOR LEAGUE
PRESIDENT-ELECT..............KRISTIN CALDER OF BOCA RATON, ITS MEMBERSHIP, AND OUR COMMUNITY.
VP COMMUNICATIONS...STACEY HANNAN QUINN
VP COMMUNITY AFFAIRS........LISA WARREN FEATURES:
VP PERSONNEL.............KIMBERLY KENNEY SAVOR THE MEMORIES ..............................................................................................7
VP FINANCE............................ROBIN DEYO KNEADING LESSON ..................................................................................................13
FUND DEVELOPMENT...MARY GLYNN TOOMEY WHO’S JAMES BEARD? ............................................................................................14
NOMINATING/PLACEMENT................KATHY POTTS COOKBOOK UNIVERSITY ..........................................................................................15
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT.....DELYNN TRIVISON 10 REASONS TO BE THANKFUL WE LIVE IN THE USA ............................................41
P.R./MARKETING........................ELYSA ELK 10 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR GOOD CHOLESTEROL ....................................................42
SUSTAINING ADVISOR....CINDY KREBSBACH PEBBLES & SAND ....................................................................................................43
PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE DEPARTMENTS:
EDITOR.............................KRISTIN CALDER PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE ..........................................................................................5
CHAIR-ELECT.......................REAGAN SUCH LETTER FROM THE EDITOR ..........................................................................................6
ASSISTANT EDITOR.........LEALA DICKENSON HATS OFF ..................................................................................................................9
ASSISTANT EDITOR.......ADRIANA FINNVOLD CARING HEARTS ........................................................................................................9
ASSISTANT EDITOR................KAREN GROSS ROVING REPORTER ..................................................................................................10
ASSISTANT EDITOR ..............KRISTINA RIZK COOK’S POINT OF VIEW............................................................................................16
LAYOUT & ADVERTISING.......ROBIN PHILPIT HEALTH NEWS ..........................................................................................................42
THE BRIDGE IS PUBLISHED MONTHLY TRANSITION REPORT ................................................................................................45
(ONCE DURING THE SUMMER) BULLETIN BOARD ....................................................................................................45
BY THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF BOCA RATON, INC. LIST OF ADVERTISERS ..............................................................................................45
LINES OF COMMUNICATION/ADVERTISEMENT RATES ................................................46
DECEMBER BRIDGE DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 7TH CALENDAR OF EVENTS..............................................................................................46
ADVERTISING DEADLINE FOR THE
DECEMBER BRIDGE IS OCTOBER 31ST
NEWS FROM COMMITTEES:
FAMILY PORTRAIT DAY ..............................................................................................4
JUNIOR LEAGUE OF BOCA RATON COOKBOOK ..............................................................................................................12
(561) 620-2553 FAX: (561) 620-2554 CHOCOLATE DECADENCE ..........................................................................................18
EMAIL: INFO@JLBR.ORG FUND DEVELOPMENT ................................................................................................19
OFFICE HOURS: MON. - FRI., 9:00 A.M - 5:00 P.M. WOMAN VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR ..........................................................................20
OFFICE MANAGER: JUDY CRUDEN COMMUNITY COUNCIL ..............................................................................................22
COOKBOOK OFFICE IN THE PINES ............................................................................................................23
(561) 620-0765 FAX: (561) 620-0767 PUBLIC ISSUES & ADVOCACY ..................................................................................26
TOLL FREE: (866) 574-9229 VCRC PROGRAMMING ............................................................................................28
EMAIL: COOKBOOK@JLBR.ORG HOMETOWN HISTORIES ............................................................................................29
OFFICE HOURS: T, W, TH, 9 A.M. - 1 P.M. COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUND ....................................................................................30
COOKBOOK OFFICE MANAGER: MARY LAVALLE KIDS IN DISTRESS ....................................................................................................30
DONE IN A DAY ......................................................................................................31
NEWMAN-CRASKE GRANT RESOURCE LIBRARY NOMINATING/PLACEMENT ........................................................................................32
TUES., THURS., 9 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. INTERNAL P.R. ..........................................................................................................34
LIBRARIAN: LIZ LOCKE PR/MARKETING ........................................................................................................35
MEMBERSHIP SATISFACTION & TRAINING ..................................................................36
WEB SITE: WWW.JLBR.ORG MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT ....................................................................................36
NOVEMBER GENERAL THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF BOCA RATON, INC. IS AN ORGANIZATION OF WOMEN COMMITTED TO PROMOTING
VOLUNTARISM, DEVELOPING THE POTENTIAL OF WOMEN AND IMPROVING THE COMMUNITY THROUGH THE
EFFECTIVE ACTION AND LEADERSHIP OF TRAINED VOLUNTEERS. ITS PURPOSE IS EXCLUSIVELY EDUCATIONAL
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH AND CHARITABLE.
SOCIAL 6 P.M. - MEETING 7 P.M.
MARRIOTT BOCA RATON THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF BOCA RATON, INC. AND THE ASSOCIATION OF JUNIOR LEAGUES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
REACH OUT TO WOMEN OF ALL RACES, RELIGIONS, AND NATIONAL ORIGINS WHO DEMONSTRATE AN INTEREST IN
5150 TOWN CENTER CIRCLE AND COMMITMENT TO VOLUNTARISM.
4 The Bridge November 2006
PRESIDENT ’S MESSAGE
It is inevitable that I am thankful to be part of an organization that has given me
this time of year incredible friendships. My membership with the Junior League
our thoughts turn has strongly connected me with the community and introduced
to our blessings. me to the best friends a girl could ever ask for. I am so fortu-
With the Thanks- nate to have such an amazing group of friends that are so car-
giving holiday we ing, so supportive and always make me smile. You are my
naturally assess “Florida Family” and I treasure each of you.
and give thanks for
all that we have received throughout the year. I would like to I am so very thankful for my wonderful family. My husband
share the following quote from W.T. Purkiser with you . . . Paul and daughters Lauren and Caroline continue to be so sup-
portive of my League endeavors. Their laughter and smiles are
“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is contagious and always keep me going. I am grateful for the
the true measure of our Thanksgiving.” opportunity to show my daughters the value and importance of
volunteering and helping others. It was something my parents
As this quote states, it really is how we act that shows our shared with me that has had a lasting impact on my life and I
understanding, recognition and appreciation of the blessings we hope the very same for my girls.
have received. That could not be truer than with the members
of our organization – past, present and future. I am continu- Have a wonderful month of Thanksgiving! Take the time to
ously amazed by the dedication, commitment and energy that give thanks for your blessings and value their significance.
our membership puts into their volunteer work and our collec- Share your appreciation with your family, friends, co-workers,
tive goal of improving the community. Whether it is a member neighbors, committee members and community supporters. It
who has double placed, someone who spent their lunch hour will make a difference!
making phone calls, a committee that is determined to surpass
their fundraising goal or a member that has completed three I wish you and your families a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Done in a Days, the unselfish gift of your time speaks volumes. With gratitude and appreciation,
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I want to express my gratitude and
tell you that I am thankful to be part of an organization that is
widely respected and exceptionally effective in our community.
We are an organization of caring, thoughtful and determined
women making a difference in so many lives of the families and
children in our area. Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
I am thankful to be part of an organization that has given me the
opportunity to work with such a dynamic and experienced Board Be thankful when you don’t know something,
of Directors, dedicated members who share their time and talents For it gives you the opportunity to learn.
and enthusiastic new members who have made a commitment to Be thankful for your limitations,
voluntarism. I am also grateful for our sustainers who continue to Because they give you opportunities for improvement.
be an incredible resource, always sharing their wisdom and lend- Be thankful for each new challenge,
ing a hand, effective community partners working side by side Because it will build strength and character.
with us to find solutions to ever growing needs and our supporters Be thankful for your mistakes,
who help us accomplish our mission through their generosity. They will teach you valuable lessons.
I am thankful to be part of an organization that has such a remark- Be thankful when you are tired and weary,
able history and lasting legacy. Over 100 years ago Mary Because it means you’ve made a difference.
Harriman and her friends, recognized the needs in their communi- It’s so easy to be thankful for good things.
ties and were willing to work hard to find solutions that would A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
assist those people. I am equally thankful to our 27 founding Are also thankful for the setbacks.
members that sprang into action 35 years ago and formed the Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Junior League of Boca Raton. These determined ladies were Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
thinking BIG and their actions had tremendous results. The And they can become your blessings.
impact their vision has had on our community continues to grow
- Author Unknown
and reach more needy people each and every year.
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR BY KRISTIN CALDER
So many moments of entertaining have of our members to share how untraditional ways of celebrating
been savored a little more, thanks to the this special time have become new or favorite traditions.
recipes for sensational food and creative
table settings from our League's cook- Do you ever have questions about your Done In A Day or
book, Savor the Moment: Entertaining fundraiser shifts? Or wonder about what committee you'd like
without Reservations. It is for these spe- to serve on next year? Our wonderful Nominating/Placement
cial memories, created in part by this mar- committee, which acts as the human resources of our League, is
velous book, and the many great memo- profiled in this issue. Each member of this committee serves as
ries still to be made, that we dedicate this an advisor for a group of our members. Your advisor can help
issue to our award-winning masterpiece answer your questions, provide direction based on your interest
that helps fund our community projects. and determine the best way to fulfill your commitments for the
League year. I'm sure you already know your advisor, but I
When I flip through the pages, I'm blown away by how beauti- think you'll enjoy getting to know even more about her and the
ful the book really is. It made me think back to the years when rest of this awesome committee in this issue.
the book was in production – the many details, endless hours
and unlimited energy that went into each component of the As you'll notice this year, we've really focused on capturing the
cookbook. I remember submitting recipes, even sampling a few JLBR's good times in photos this year. Enjoy the center spread
myself, but I wondered, do you know what really happened and the great photos that accompany many of the articles. If
behind the scenes in making one of the best things to ever come you have comments or photos you want to submit, please e-mail
out of the JLBR? I spoke to several League leaders who were high resolution photos to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Robin
instrumental in the cookbook's creation and you'll be fascinated Philpit at email@example.com.
by some of the stories they shared. We are grateful to these
members for all of their contributions to our League and com- We certainly have so much to be grateful for. Thanks to the
munity. Woman Volunteer of the Year committee for planning another
amazing event! Thanks to you for giving of yourself to make a
We've also featured cooking experiences, cookbook recipes and difference in our community! And, thanks to the most loving
how you can get a copy of the cookbook in its third printing. As and supportive family and the best friends a girl could have!
we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, we also asked a few Best wishes to you and yours for a happy Thanksgiving holiday.
6 The Bridge November 2006
SAVOR THE MEMORIES BY KRISTIN CALDER
Savor the Moment: ship was behind us so we researched dozens of forms, came up
Entertaining without with ours and had them printed for that General Membership
Reservations printer, Meeting. We took a written vote so we would get an accurate pos-
Favorite Recipes Press itive count. We counted the “yes” votes and then we handed every
(FRP), has published member ten forms, which were clipped with a “chip clip” that
numerous books for read: JLBR Chip in Recipes! The Souper Sizzling Summer
nonprofit organiza- Testing Contest took place during the summer of 1998. The Spice
tions including more Girls (Kris Killip, Shelly Hedge, Ann Schauer) were the winners!
Cindy Krebsbach, Chair; Lisa Mulhall, Sales; than 150 for Junior The Happy Cookers (Cindy Dunay, Carol Lawley, Cathie Smaga
Marti Kinsel, Finance; (back row) Julie Leagues across the and Janet Little) were second and the Kitchen Magicians (Sheila
Talerico, Recipes; Kelly Husak, Marketing
country. When it Aucamp, Susan Diener, Julie Finnigan and Brenda Sulmonetti)
comes to promoting our beautiful cookbook, FRP pours on the were third. All the teams tested so many recipes and went through
compliments, which on behalf of all the talented people who so many forms trying to decide what to test. The Chapter Chairs
contributed to this book, I accept, read on: and Recipe Doctors worked so hard with the forms. I would go to
the office every couple of days just to see what surprises had come
“Exquisite photography, beautiful design, and hundreds of inspira- in. Mary Lavalle was the JLBR Office Manager at the time and we
tions for entertaining with Florida flair are just some of the features loved seeing everyone that came in. Sometimes Mary would stop
that made the Junior League of Boca Raton's cookbook, Savor the at Publix on the way home from work and try out a recipe that had
Moment: Entertaining without Reservations a tremendous success. come in that day. It was the “buzz” and kept us so entertained!
Published in September 1999, the cookbook earned great praise
from critics and in 2001 was presented the James Beard Kelly Husak remembers: As the token non-cook on the cookbook
Foundation/KitchenAid Book Award. This prestigious award was task force, and later the core cookbook committee, I early on won-
the first of the many accolades that have helped sell more than dered if I had landed in the best placement. I was among women
40,000 cookbooks and resulted in a third printing last fall. who cataloged their dinner party place settings in scrapbooks
(complete with Polaroids) and kept files of menus served! I won-
“Savor the Moment illustrates the art of entertaining by assembling dered if I would be found out -- that I didn't read a cookbook like
all of the ingredients to create special occasions at any cook's fin- a novel, and in fact, didn't even own that many that I used.
gertips. South Floridians pull from northern traditions and south-
ern hospitality with equal grace and in Boca Raton, the blue sky I was wrong. I had found the best placement in the oddest place.
and water, the sound of the surf, and the tropical air temper the culi-
nary experience to create a cuisine that is at once Mediterranean, The cookbook became a celebration of the Junior League, and
classical French, and uniquely American and fresh. it was incredibly fabulous to watch it unfold. Not only is it an
award-winning nod to countless contributors (of recipes, time,
“Savor the Moment is a multi-sensory tour of entertaining, with props, and dollars too), it is a showcase for amazing talents and
color photographs to enhance extensive tips on setting the mood it brought the best out in everyone involved.
of a party, planning the menu, accessories, and creative ideas
for table settings – everything from the invitation to the after- In our committee's task force days, this non-cook became a con-
glow. Thoroughly tested recipes are selected with care to noisseur of cookbooks. Cindy Krebsbach, who was our chair,
inspire cooks to try something new and to prepare something made sure we saw all the top cookbooks, and for hours we
old in a new way.” debated their merits. While I was looking at the photos (or lack
of), the typeface, the book cover size, and whether the recipes
Cookbook Memories – From the Beginning had sub heads, the great cooks on our committee (like Julie
How did the book go from a simple concept to an award-winning Talerico and her legions of recipe testers) were checking the
cookbook? Do you know how many people it took to make it hap- recipe references. By the end of our first summer, we knew a
pen? How was the name chosen? When you choose a committee cookbook could succeed in Boca, and we knew what we liked.
placement, do you ever know the impact it will have on the League,
the community and your life? I asked a few members of the cook- Top on our list – excellent recipes – and we called for the finest.
book task force and committee and here's what that had to say: Take a peek at pages 274-275 in your book. Recognize any names?
More than 3,000 recipes were submitted and had to be tested – the
Cindy Krebsbach remembers: I still dream about all the pink best, a few times. Only the amazing ones made the cut.
recipe collection forms and the potential for another book just
from the reject recipes! Those little pink forms were our “life” As for the look of the book – one of our most difficult mandates
from the 1997 November General Membership Meeting until we was food on location. We wanted a book that celebrated our
turned in the recipes in March 1999. The committee really went
for it at that November meeting. We really felt like the member- . . . continued on page 8
SAVOR THE MEMORIES CONTINTUED FROM PAGE 7
community, but photographing food in the hot Florida sun is not 21st century and put it on CD!” and the idea went from there.
always the easiest task. Again, our committee of stylists and chap- Winning the prestigious James Beard award still stands out as
ter chairs saw to it that we had a platform for the most incredible one of the best moments for our League and for all the hard
food in the most spectacular settings. With all its long hours (did work each member put into the finished product. It was a blast
you know the twilight shots on the chapter opener pages of being in NY, especially at an awards show. We were definitely
“Appetizers and Beverages” were shot at dawn after a very long the most excited group there! Most nominees nodded their head
night of prepping food and styling shots?), trials and impulsive and quietly rose to accept their award. When JLBR was
leaps of great faith, it really was a recipe for success. announced as the winners Brenda Lusher, Cindy, Lisa and I
jumped for joy and screamed and hugged and basically carried
Now turn to pages 5 and 272. The unstoppable combo of Cindy on like schoolgirls not able to contain our excitement. We did
and Lisa Mulhall had its beginnings on those very critical finally pull ourselves together and floated up on stage where
pages. The two led an effort to tout this book, and all the good Cindy made a beautiful acceptance speech.
it would do for our community, to each of the names listed on
that page. Marti Kinsel kept all our finances in line – and the Karen Edwards remembers: My favorite time during the early
dollars came rolling in. From our guest of honor, the E.M. Lynn years of the cookbook days were helping with the CD ROM.
Foundation, to the Notable guests, and past president participa- The photoshoot we did at Darcy Sims house was incredible - we
tion, they convinced Boca Raton, a cookbook publishing com- actually had people cook each recipe and then we prepped the
pany, and some of the Leagues best allies today, to support this food to look pretty for the shoot. Everyone brought items they
great effort. I feel certain that all are still proud to see their thought would look good either with the food or in the back-
name included – especially now, with all the award stickers on ground shot. Most of the time, we even got to sample the food.
the cover! I still think the CD ROM is a neat tool since every recipe has a
So while my placement on the cookbook committee happily
chose me, I couldn't be more grateful! Even as a sustainer, I Lynn Holcomb remembers: I remember exactly how the name for
stay in close touch with so many of the women on that com- the cookbook came up! I originally thought of it as we were all try-
mittee. I'm really proud of all the work that we did, and I'm ing to name the book, and I threw it out there as a possibility. The
grateful to those of you whom I haven't yet met, but who keep night before what we thought was going to be our last photo shoot
the sales going and the funds coming in. And while I still don't (we added Town Hall afterwards), I said to Cindy, “Well, I can't
catalog my dinner parties, I make a mean “Magical Toffee” believe that this is going to be our last one! It has been so much
(page 265). work, but so much fun! We all better Savor the Moment! I still
think that that would be a great name for the book!” She looked at
Wanda Harrold remembers: It was three wonderful action- me with a BIG smile, and said, “I think you're right!” And that was
packed years. Definitely a labor of love. it! I remember it like it was yesterday!
I know my family has never eaten so good as when the tasting What's in A Name?
of recipes was a high priority in our house for quite a while. I
can still remember meetings at playgrounds so our kids could What's in a name, anyway? Well, Lynn shared the story of how the
run around and have fun while we got a little work done. The name came to be, but have you ever wondered what were some of
CD ROM production was exciting as this idea was generated at the other titles considered? Cindy shared with me a list from 1998
a General Membership Meeting by a member who said “join the of more than 50 suggestions the group considered (maybe one of
these could be the title for that reject cookbook!). Here's just a few
of the varied titles: A Bite of Boca, Seasoned with Sun, So Boca,
Tropical Pleasures, Boca Decadence, White Gloves and Pearls
and Exquisite Tastes, A Colorful Palette of Elegant Tastes, A Well-
Stocked Pantry, Champagne Bubbles and Moonbeams, Settings in
the Sun and From the Kitchens of Sandcastles.
So many moments of entertaining have been savored a little
more, thanks to the recipes for sensational food and creative
table settings from Savor the Moment. What a fitting name –
On behalf of the entire League, thank you to all of the wonder-
ful women of our League who were instrumental in the creation
A James Beard Sponsor, Cindy Krebsbach, Lisa Mulhall, Brenda Lusher, of this magnificent cookbook. It is truly a pleasure to recognize
John Ritter, Wanda Harrold & Fonzie (Henry Winkler)
your contributions in this issue.
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HATS OFF & CARING HEARTS
HATS OFF TO . . .
Cottage Meeting Hostesses Elysa Elk, Kimberly Kenney, adults in Kids@Home regarding banking and finance.
Denise Elia, Kathy Adkins, Dorothy MacDiarmid, Kim
Flittner, Phoebe Chapman, Nancy Dockerty, Kristin Calder Public Issues & Advocacy Committee, for coordinating, orga-
and Cindy Krebsbach for their graciousness and hospitality. nizing and hosting an amazing SPAC Conference weekend in
Boca Raton at the VCRC and surrounding sites.
Linda Donoghue for graciously agreeing to help MSAT take
reservations for Moët & Manicures. Karen Harwood did a phenomenal job preparing for the 75
participants who came to hear Terry Axelrod’s Raising More
Robin Philpit for bringing creativity, patience and brilliance to Money presentation.
the first ever WVOY Calendar and larger than ever Souvenir
Program book and beautiful invitation. DIAD volunteers and the SPAC Conference participants for
volunteering their time entertaining the children at the Kids In
Melinda DeHoff for graciously volunteering to make all of the Distress’ first Foster Parent Training Session.
copies for Nominating/Placement for the September General
Membership Meeting (GMM). Emily McMullin for faithfully updating all the many DIADs
on the JLBR website! The DIAD Committee appreciates her
Robin Philpit for creating a fabulous Moët & Manicures invi- hard work and quick response time!
tation/flyer and making copies for the GMM.
Michelle Toomey for being a great advisor to the DIAD
Sustainer Lou Ann Such for generously helping to hand out year- Committee! She has gone above and beyond! She assisted the
books to sustainers at the Sustainer Party and Sustainer Luncheon. committee with personally chairing DIAD events and recruiting
new committee members!
Jamie Wicker, for assisting Lisa Warren in contacting commu-
nity organizations to inform them that JLBR had computers to Shalise DeMott for doing such a great job with the bulk mail-
donate to area non-profits. ing of yearbooks to sustainers.
Holly Studt, for presenting a Life Skills Seminar to the young
The Junior League of Boca Raton gratefully acknowledges the John and Marit Fitzpatrick from Fitzy’s in Delray Beach for
following people and/or companies for their “Caring Hearts:” their generosity in helping MSAT create a fabulous first boot
Norman Shapiro for contacting the JLBR with the news that
computers were available to us to distribute to non-profits as
needed and also for organizing the pick-up of the machines.
Thank you to American Heritage School for donating the com-
puters to the JLBR. Kids@Home, The Haven and the Wayne JUNIOR LEAGUE OF BOCA RATON
Barton Center received a total of 56 MAC computers! “Women building better communities”
Sherry Ferrante for taking the fabulous photos at our 35th WHO WE ARE
Birthday party at the September General Membership Meeting. A group of women committed to improving the lives of children
and families in the Boca Raton area since 1971.
The Kids In Distress Committee would like to thank Temple
Beth El for offering their classrooms and playgrounds for our WHAT WE DO
first Foster Parent Training Session. Provide trained volunteers and funding for community agencies
HOW WE DO IT
Proceeds from fundraising events and grants are given back to
OUR IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY
Total Membership of more than 700. Last year the Junior
League of Boca Raton members provided more than 5,000 vol-
unteer hours and raised more than $500,000 over the last two
years for grants to our community partners while helping
147,000 women and children in South Palm Beach County
through our placements and collaborations.
UNTRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING COMPLIED BY REAGAN SUCH
Everyone loves Thanksgiving. Many of Finally, we would complete our meal with an array of desserts.
us celebrate in a very traditional way Of course we needed to take a break between courses, and as
with the Macy’s Parade, football, and children we were full after the lasagna. There were numerous
family. Of course the main event years as a child I never had a bite of turkey with Thanksgiving
includes piles of the customary foods dinner! I am happy to say this is a tradition I have kept through
like turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry the years . . . my children probably wouldn’t think of Thanks-
sauce and pumpkin pie. There are others giving any other way. ~ Samantha Vassallo
who do things a bit differently. We
asked Junior League members to share My dad fries turkeys for friends and neighbors every
their unique stories of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving morning. He usually has three fryers going,
everyone has a time slot (he likes to call it “the flight pattern”)
We have a nice Thanksgiving tradition. My husband Mike and I for their turkey, and he’s never without his “Real Men Fry
have been going on a Caribbean vacation (with Hawaii mixed in Turkeys” apron. It’s always a big party at my parents’ house
one year) for the past six years every Thanksgiving - just the two and that morning it makes a great start for a big day of eating!
of us. It made more sense when we lived in Washington, D.C. ~ Elizabeth Murdoch
and we were escaping the cold weather, but even when we moved
to Boca in 2005, we couldn’t bear to end the tradition and head- Mine is a turkey tradition with a South Florida twist. With our
ed to Anguilla last year. This 7th year is a little different. We will first Thanksgiving living together, my husband and I decided to
be bringing our 6-month-old boy Jackson with us to St. Croix for create the tradition of naming our big birds like hurricanes! It
our first Rhine family vacation! ~ Caroline Rhine began in a small apartment on Brickell Avenue in Miami with
turkey ‘Alberto’ in 1998. Then came Bertha ‘99, Cubano ‘00,
My mom’s family is Italian . . . so Thanksgiving for us was an and Dolores in 2001 in honor of the woman from whom we had
all day affair. There were always tons of cousins to play with just purchased our first home. 2002 was Edito, or little Eddy if
and the food was never-ending. We started early in the after- you speak Spanglish and ‘03 was the year of Flo-’eat my grits’
noon with huge antipasto platters, followed by lasagna, and (after the diner waitress from TV’s Alice). November 2004 was
meatballs and sausage. Our third course consisted of the tradi- George, of course, for the President’s second term. For 2005,
tional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings, we served two turkeys in our new Boca home, one fried and one
including stuffed artichokes, and fried zucchini and cauliflower. . . . continued on page 11
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UNTRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10
baked. Since the letter was “H” and it is a year we won’t ever bly at the original Thanksgiving Feast) wanted no part of it. So
forget, we went with Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Wilma. . . . I spend my day off toiling in the kitchen. Mom was really
This year we will pick a male name starting with the letter “I,” onto something. ~ Anne Henderson
and hopefully it won’t be after a real hurricane! If we make it to
“Z,” we’ll be very lucky and happy to look back over a quarter About four years ago, we decided it would be fun to travel out
century of marriage. ~ Tina Towery west for the holidays. We decided to go to Texas, Arizona, New
Mexico and Nevada. With no ‘real’ plans for Thanksgiving we
It has become tradition in my neighborhood to have a “Bloody made our minds up to land at the Grand Canyon for our
Mary party” on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. We all Thanksgiving dinner at one of the resorts. You couldn’t have
bring the makings for a Bloody Mary bar and meet at a neigh- asked for a better main course - amazing vistas, a light snow,
bor’s house at 10 a.m. with whatever family and friends are vis- deer running through the roadways, breathtaking sunsets. It
iting for the holiday, all are welcome! We play horseshoes, was remarkable and totally made up for the less than desirable
football in the yard, listen to Jimmy Buffett (sometimes turkey dinner! To conclude our Thanksgiving weekend we
Christmas Carols) and celebrate with the neighbors. Then decided to head to Las Vegas . . . the land of everything else
around 2:00 p.m. or so, everyone goes their separate ways and that the Grand Canyon is not! We really enjoyed our trip that
puts their own turkey in the oven, starts the mashed potatoes, year and for us, who usually celebrate two traditional
deep fries our turkey. This has been such a great tradition and Thanksgiving dinner events on the same day, it was as non-tra-
continues to grow with each holiday, now there are kids and ditional as you can get! ~ Lisa Warren
babies to add to the group. We look forward to it every year and
now so do our “out of town” guests. ~ Emily Roberts Years ago, when my husband and I lived in Roslyn, New York
(Long Island), we decided to go into New York City to see the
Not a tradition, but my extended family will be spending famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. As a child growing
Thanksgiving in the Bahamas this year celebrating my par- up in Miami, I had always gone to the Orange Bowl New Year’s
ents’ 50th wedding anniversary where they spent their honey- Eve Parade to watch the floats and marching bands strut their
moon. ~ Wanda Harrold stuff down Biscayne Boulevard, so going to Macy’s Parade,
was big time. We found our spot on the corner around 45th and
My family has an unusual tradition. My family moved to the Broadway and were wired with excitement along with freezing
States in 1970 from England, so Thanksgiving was not a holi- our fannies off (didn’t have that problem in Miami). Here came
day that my parents grew up with. My mother, who hates cook- Big Bird, wow! Then Garfield, double wow! Then came the
ing anyway, quickly caught on that this new American Holiday silent marching bands, not one band played a single note (we
meant spending her day off toiling in the kitchen and quick as a found out that they only played in front of the cameras.) All of
flash, she set up her own tradition. It goes like this: Mom would a sudden, our corner became a “village.” We set up a cheering
spend the morning lounging around in her PJ’s while we squad (or hecklers) made up of people from Memphis, Arizona,
brought her pastries and cups of tea. Then about 2 p.m. we New York, chanting, “Please play something!” Then we start-
would all get dressed up and go to a restaurant that my father ed singing standard march tunes. Even though we never got a
had painstakingly chosen by pouring over the paper to get the single note out of the bands, we made an instant family which
one with the best menu and most variety of food (usually a buf- we will never forget. On the way back to our home on the train,
fet at a posh hotel). A few days later my mother would get the tickets were free because the conductor didn’t have change
around to cooking a turkey and the trimmings - mainly so we for a customer and declared it “free ride” day. I am thankful for
would have leftovers. When I married, I tried to install this tra- great memories and I love New York! ~ Robin Philpit
dition in my home, but my husband (whose family was proba-
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SAVOR THE MOMENT
SAVOR THE SUCCESS BY MARY LAVALLE
This month The Bridge is highlighting Awards:
our award winning cookbook Savor the
Moment. Ladies we have sold over ! 2001 James Beard Award – only 2nd nonprofit to win
42,000 copies of this fabulous cook- ! 2001 Foreword Magazine – 2nd place
book. Everyone involved with this pro- ! 2001 Benjamin Franklin Award - Finalist
ject is to be congratulated first for the ! 2001 Writer’s Digest “National Self-Published Book”
vision and then for the hard work to Award
make that vision become a reality. ! 2001 Independent Publisher Book Award – Finalist
Now that the holiday season is approaching, Savor the Moment
A few quick facts about Savor the Moment:
makes a perfect gift for a special mother, grandmother, sister or
! Self published by the Junior League of Boca Raton friend. Pairing it with your favorite specialty cooking item or
! Perfect hardcover, coffee-table quality, 288 pages food adds that special touch.
! Stunning, four-color photography throughout Don’t forget when you are doing your holiday shopping to ask
! More than 300 menu choices shop owners if they carry Savor the Moment. A member of the
! Features 10 celebrations showcasing complete menus with cookbook committee will be happy to visit the shop and follow
unique “how to” ideas up for you.
! Creative cooking and entertaining tips
! First ever Junior League cookbook presented on CD-ROM For further information call Mary Lavalle, Cookbook Manager,
! Currently in its third printing at 561-620-0765 or Toll Free at 866-574-9229.
STM DINNER CLUB - A GREAT WAY TO CONNECT BY STEPHANIE MISKEW
The Second Annual Savor the Moment Dinner Club will be
Saturday, February 10, 2007. Stay tuned for further details or
contact me directly at 561-317-6663. Don’t miss a perfect
opportunity to promote our cookbook and enjoy a great evening
of food, fun and friends – both old and new!
The Savor the Moment Dinner Club is a great way to have fun
with friends on your Junior League committees and, as my
Diner Club co-chair Lynne Gayle and I found, it is also a great
opportunity to connect with Sustaining members of the League.
During the First Annual Savor the Moment Dinner Club on
April 29th of this year, Lynne and I found ourselves connecting
with two Sustainers who were involved in the creation of the
cookbook itself - Caron Dockerty and Brooke Qualk. Over fab-
ulous Grilled Tuna with Rosemary Butter, Shrimp with Cajun
Remoulade Sauce, and Key Lime White Chocolate Cheesecake
(and not to mention many bottles of wine), we learned of the
great efforts that went into creating our award-winning cook-
book from the lengthy recipe testing process, to logistical chal-
lenges with photo shoots and procuring props for the beautiful
photo vignettes. By the end of the night, we had a whole new
perspective on Savor the Moment and a great appreciation for
those who worked so hard to make it happen. Oh, and did I
mention the food was spectacular!
12 The Bridge November 2006
SAVOR THE MOMENT
“KNEADING” A LESSON BY MORGAN GREEN
Cooking hasn’t always been my strong “Would you like a rest?” Nan comes over and touches my
suit. Sure, I can whip up some pasta shoulder. “It’s hard work when you’re not used to it.” This,
and stir fry as good as the next girl. I coming from my 83-year-old grandmother!
can scramble, poach, and fry an egg. I
don’t even mind doing the dishes most “I think that’s enough kneading,” she says after seeing me huff-
of the time. But one lazy Sunday after- ing and puffing, taking the dough from me and patting it into a
noon I was in the mood for a challenge. round shape.
I decided I would try to take it to the “Now what?” I say. “Put it in the oven?”
next level. I was going to make some- “Not yet. Now we wait for the yeast to rise and work its magic
thing fabulous. Something I’d never on the dough. A small miracle is happening.”
done before. But I was going to need some help. Who to call?
My grandmother, of course. She glides through the kitchen, not even breaking a sweat from
the hard work and puts on a pot of coffee. The best part is now.
I arrive at my “Nan’s” with my favorite apron in tow. It’s quite We talk, we reminisce and catch up on all the latest gossip. We
adorable with fun pink and green stripes from Williams discuss my “cooking” specialties: toast (anything in a toaster
Sonoma. Very Junior “League-y” I must admit. Anyway, I really), cereal and how I can heat up a mean can of soup. She
digress. As I enter her home, I hear the sweet sound of “Hello, laughs. At that time, I’m about to get married and she takes this
Mo!” (Hey, some nicknames, you just can’t kick). I’m excited time to tell me more of her cooking prowess. How to slice an
to learn from this cooking master. “We’re going to make onion finely, turn it the other way and produce a tiny die. I learn
bread!” Did I hear her right? I was going to make bread? From that pastry has to be made with quick, cold hands by an open
scratch? Well, how hard could it be, really? window. I learn the trick of blanching French beans in boiling
“I’ve started us off already,” says Nan, going over to a large, water before sautéing them in butter.
old-fashioned mixing bowl on the table. “Yeast, warm water, In between cooking we have such beautiful moments and I actu-
melted butter and flour. Mix together and you have your dough. ally introduce her to something, Savor the Moment. She is mes-
Now, you’re going to knead it.” merized at the beauty and quality of the book. In fact, she’s
“Right,” I say, looking blankly at the dough. making a couple of recipes from the book for Thanksgiving!
What is better in life than a grandmother and a cherished copy
“I know people have machines to do this for them,” she says,
of Savor the Moment?
hefting the dough onto the table. “But this is how we make it
the old-fashioned way. You’ll never taste better.”
She kneads it briskly a couple of times. “You see? Fold it over,
make a quarter turn. You need to use a bit of energy.”
Cautiously I plunge my hands into the soft dough and try to imi-
“That’s it. Get into a rhythm and really work it. Kneading’s
very good for releasing stress,” she adds with wry humor. 3 years
“Pretend you’re bashing all your worst enemies.” through
“I’ll do that!” I manage a cheerful tone. This is hard! playschool
SAVOR THE MOMENT
WHO IS JAMES BEARD? BY CRISTY STEWART
Published in September 1999, Savor the immersed in the culinary community. Between 1945 and 1955
Moment earned tremendous praise from he published:
critics. In 2001, Savor the Moment won
The James Beard Foundation Award for " Fowl and Game Cookery " The Fireside Cookbook " Paris
the Entertaining and Special Occasions Cuisine " James Beard’s Fish Cookery " How to Eat Better for
category. As members of JLBR, most of Less Money " The Complete Book of Outdoor Cookery " The
us know that our cookbook is an award Casserole Cookbook.
winning cookbook. However, if you He appeared in his own segment on television’s first cooking
joined the League after 2001 would you show on NBC in 1946, and then on many other spots on televi-
know what the James Beard Foundation Award is? Many of us are sion and radio. He contributed articles and columns to Woman’s
familiar with the golden seal emblazed on our treasured cookbook, Day, Gourmet and House & Garden, served as a consultant to
but do not know the history behind the prestigious award. many restaurateurs and food producers, and ran his own restau-
The James Beard Foundation Awards are the nation’s preemi- rant on Nantucket. He became the focal point of the entire
nent honors for culinary professionals. More than 60 awards American food world.
are given out each spring in the categories of cookbooks, restau- In 1955, he established The James Beard Cooking School. He
rants and chefs, design and graphics, broadcast media, journal- continued to teach cooking to men and women for the next 30
ism, and achievement. Nominees and award winners are select- years, both at his own schools (in New York City and Seaside,
ed by their industry peers, with more than 600 culinary profes- Oregon), and around the country at women’s clubs, other cook-
sionals involved in the voting process. Award winners receive ing schools, and civic groups. He was a tireless traveler, bring-
a bronze medallion engraved with the image of James Beard, ing his message of good food, honestly prepared with fresh,
the late journalist, cookbook author, chef and cooking teacher. wholesome, American ingredients, to a country just becoming
In 1940, James Beard penned what was then the first major aware of its own culinary heritage.
cookbook devoted exclusively to cocktail food, Hors d’Oeuvre When James Beard died at 81 on January 21, 1985, he left a lega-
& Canapés. In 1942 he followed it up with Cook It Outdoors, cy of culinary excellence and integrity to generations of home
the first serious work on outdoor cooking. cooks and professional chefs. He was hailed as “The Dean of
American Cookery” and his name remains synonymous
When he returned from the War in 1945, Beard became totally
. . . continued on page 15
14 The Bridge November 2006
SAVOR THE MOMENT
COOKBOOK UNIVERSITY BY CRISTY STEWART
At the end of April I attended Cookbook # Distribution Sales - Find out why distribution is an impor-
University. Kurt, my fiancé, was so tant part of our sales mix. Learn what a distributor is, how to
excited when he saw it on the calendar. choose the right one to work with, and how to make the most
He had visions of me coming back as a of that relationship in order to sell more books.
gourmet chef. You can imagine his dis-
appointment when he found out that this In addition to the breakout sessions, a couple of Junior Leagues
event had nothing to do with learning were asked to speak about what makes them so successful. The
how to cook; instead it was a seminar Junior League of Baton Rouge who has sold more than two mil-
about how to develop and market cook- lion copies of their cookbook, River Road Recipes, spoke about
books. how they run their sales like a business with paid staff members
and how important their membership is in their continued sales.
The printer of our very own Savor the Moment cookbook,
Favorite Recipes Press (FRP), hosts an intense two day seminar From the moment I checked in I was so proud to be a member
every year. Last spring it was hosted in Nashville, TN. By the of the JLBR. Almost every FRP employee came up to me to say
end of day two we all affectionately called the seminar Cookbook congratulations on all of our success and said that they love
boot-camp. FRP publishes a host of “community cookbooks” working with our League. During every break, women from
that are all self-published (meaning that the organization pays for other Leagues came up to me to say how much they love our
the printing and development instead of the publishing house like cookbook. If you ever have an opportunity to go to a seminar
a traditional best seller). 80% of the organizations represented with the Junior League, I would recommend going, as it is an
were Junior Leagues from around the country. incredible experience. I came home even more excited about
our League and motivated to sell Savor the Moment.
FRP team members host breakout sessions on cookbook devel-
opment, working with FRP publicity, budget and plans & goal Did You Know?
setting. Other breakout sessions included Cookbooks are a # The United States is the leading market for cookbooks.
Business 101, Pre-Sales 101, Sponsorship & Underwriting 101 # The 3rd best-selling book in the world after the Bible and the
and the list goes on. I attended: dictionary is the Better Homes and Garden’s Cookbook, with
# Cookbook Marketing 101 - To freshen up on the basic prin- 34 million copies sold.
ciples of marketing and how to apply them to Savor the # The Joy of Cooking was self-published in 1931 and still sells
Moment. During the session we heard success stories that over 100,000 copies per year with 15 million copies sold. It
illustrated the tremendous opportunities associated with self- was started as a fundraiser just like Savor the Moment!
publishing cookbooks. # The average American woman owns 15 cookbooks.
# Wholesale 101 - Discussed how to work with local retail out- # 80% of all cookbooks are sold by word of mouth.
lets, who to approach, and what to expect in order to get your # 52% of all books are not sold in bookstores. More books are
books on their shelves. sold in gift stores, culinary stores and hair salons.
# Retail Sales & Special Events 101 - Learn how to pull in the All these fun facts are great motivators to get us out there to sell
most profit per book through retail sales. Capitalize on sales Savor the Moment! As always, thank you for celebrating this
through members of JL, friends, and community supporters. truly elegant, amazing book with us.
We also heard stories of successful events.
WHO IS JAMES BEARD? CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14
with American food.
Since 1986, the James Beard Foundation has been at the fore-
front of America’s culinary revolution. The Foundation was Send your precious photos in a wonderful
photo card. Make an appointment to see a
established that year in honor of James Beard, the late cooking
teacher, journalist, and food consultant who is widely consid-
ered the father of American gastronomy. The James Beard wide selection of festive designs to personalize
Foundation is a national not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization
with your Holiday message and name.
Janie Lott Inc. 561-391-8638
based in New York City. The Foundation’s mission is to cele-
brate, preserve, and nurture America’s culinary heritage and
diversity in order to elevate the appreciation of our culinary JLBR Sustainer
excellence. Savor the Moment is truly honored to have been
selected for this important award.
SAVOR THE MOMENT
FROM A COOK’S POINT OF VIEW BY MARY LAVALLE
Sometimes cookbooks become old or until cooked through. Keep warm.
friends you can count on them every
Melt the butter in a large skillet over low heat. Stir in the flour until
time to help you out. One favorite
well blended. Add the chicken broth and whisk with a wire whisk.
recipe makes a book worth having in
Add the milk and whisk until well blended. Stir in the cheese.
your collection. I have a friend who
Cook over low heat for 30 minutes or until the liquid is reduced and
instead of keeping a recipe card box
the mixture is thickened, stirring frequently. Stir in the spinach and
keeps a recipe “made” file on her com-
red pepper. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve
puter. She can pull up a recipe or cate-
over the baked chicken with pasta or rice. Serves 6
gory, like chicken and her file will tell
her exactly what cookbook the recipe Baked Fudge
came from. Also a nice way to keep track of the recipes we cut 2 cups sugar
out of the newspaper and try. I have a long time “friend” to ½ cup flour
reintroduce you to and a new potential “pal.” ½ cup baking cocoa
Two years ago the League swapped Apron
1 cup butter, softened
Strings, with the JL of Little Rock, for the sec-
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
ond time and it flew off the shelves. With all of
1 cup chopped toasted pecans
the New Members this year, I thought this
1 cup whipping cream, whipped
would be a good time to bring back this little
gem. Apron Strings ($26.95) has suggestions Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Mix the sugar, flour and bak-
for everything from a simple meal or a holiday ing cocoa in a bowl. Add the eggs and mix until smooth. Add
shopping drop-in to a cocktail buffet for fifty. There is helpful the butter, vanilla and pecans and mix well. Spoon into a 9” x
party planning forms, a nutritional profile and a herb chart to 9” inch baking pan. Set in a larger pan of hot water. Bake for
name just a few of its features. With little effort, Apron Strings 45 minutes or until it has the texture of custard when tested with
will make the inexperienced cook look like a gourmet chef. a knife; fudge will become more firm as it cools. Cool on a wire
Chicken and Feta Spinach Sauce rack. Cut into squares. Serve with the whipped cream. Serves
8 to 10. This dessert will really please chocolate lovers!
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
salt and pepper to taste When I attended the 2004 Cookbook University
1 teaspoon paprika with Carolyn Arnold, Once Upon a Time, from
½ cup butter the JL of Evansville, IN ($26.95) caught my eye.
½ cup flour Not because it was a national winner of the
1 ½ cups unsalted chicken broth or water Tabasco Cookbook Awards, but because of its
1 cup milk whimsical cover and drawings throughout the
8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled book. I knew the recipes had to be good because
1 ½ chopped spinach it was a winner, right? Believe me, I have not
¾ cup chopped red bell pepper been disappointed. This year Evansville was willing to swap and
cooked pasta or rice so far Once Upon a Time has been well received.
For the chicken: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Rinse the Queen of England
chicken and pat dry. Season with salt, pepper and paprika. (A quick and tasty main course)
Arrange in a greased baking dish. Bake, covered for 20 minutes 2 (4-ounce) chicken breasts
flour for dredging
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup honey
Carolyn Cole Arnold, Psy. D., P.A. ½ red grape halves
¼ cup chopped walnuts
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Pour over the chicken. 2 servings. Yum!
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SAVOR THE MOMENT
FROM A COOK’S POINT OF VIEW CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16
Lorenzo’s Chocolate Bourbon Cake The following League books would make wonderful hostess
gifts for your Thanksgiving dinner chef:
1 ¾ cups hot brewed coffee
¼ cup bourbon Secret Ingredients, JL of Alexandria, LA ......................$26.95
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces Amarillo JL Cookbook, JL of Amarillo ..........................$18.95
5 ounces unsweetened chocolate, cut into small pieces Of Tide & Thyme, JL of Annapolis ................................$21.95
2 cups sugar The Bountiful Arbor, JL of Ann Arbor ..........................$21.95
2 cups flour True Grits, JL of Atlanta ................................................$29.95
1 teaspoon baking soda River Roads III, JL of Baton Rouge ..............................$19.75
Pinch of salt Charleston Receipts Repeats, JL of Charleston ............$22.95
2 eggs, at room temperature Dallas Dish, JL of Dallas ..............................................$32.00
1 teaspoon vanilla extract Colorado Colore, JL of Denver......................................$29.95
Once Upon A Time, JL of Evansville ............................$26.95
Combine the coffee, bourbon, butter and chocolate in a large
Made In The Shade, JL of Ft. Lauderdale ......................$22.95
metal bow. Let stand, covered, until the butter and chocolate
Apron Strings, JL of Little Rock ....................................$26.95
are completely melted. Whisk until blended. Whisk in the
Always Superb, JL of Minneapolis ................................$29.95
sugar. Cool to room temperature.
Bay Tables, JL of Mobile................................................$26.95
Sift the flour, baking soda and salt together in a bowl. Whisk half California Fresh Harvest, JL of Oakland - East Bay ....$28.95
at a time into the chocolate mixture. Whisk in the eggs and vanil- Lone Star to Five Star, JL of Plano ................................$28.95
la. Pour into two greased and floured 8 or 9 inch round cake pans. Oh My Stars!, JL of Roanoke, VA..................................$24.95
Bake at 275 degrees for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick insert- California Sol Food, JL of San Diego............................$29.95
ed into the center comes out clean. Cook in the pans on wire Downtown Savannah Style, JL of Savannah ..................$17.95
racks. (May be used immediately or refrigerated in the pans, cov- Savannah Style, JL of Savannah ....................................$21.95
ered with plastic wrap. It is easier to decorate a cool cake.) Capital Celebrations, JL of Washington, DC ................$26.95
Take Five for Every Occasion, Independent ..................$21.95
To remove from the pans, run a knife around the inside edges and
Kansas City Barbeque Society, Independent..................$24.95
invert, tapping on the bottoms of the pans to loosen the layers. Spread
Cooking Up A Classic Christmas, Independent ............$19.95
your favorite chocolate butter cream icing or chocolate ganache
Granny’s Taste of Christmas, Independent ....................$21.95
between the layers and over the top and side of the cake. 12 servings.
SWEET NOVEMBER BY LESLIE KEYES
November is a time of remembrance We are getting ready to light up the Shops of Boca Center on
and Thanksgiving, a time to be grateful February 1, 2007 where the chocolate will be abundant, the VIP
for all we have and to do all we can to tent will be expanded, and we will have more vendors and raf-
help others. In a recent trip to New fles then ever before, as we have been hard at work contacting
Orleans, I witnessed first hand the still chocolatiers, selecting community sweethearts and arranging
lingering affects of Hurricane Katrina for some of the most eligible “bachelor and bachelorette sweet-
and I was challenged to find anything hearts” to be part of the biggest “Boca Chocolate bash” yet!
that compared to the will of the people I
We are grateful for our donors and sponsors; Anne and Peter
worked with, most of whom had lost
Vegso have generously agreed to support the event again this
almost everything, yet were grateful for
year, as has the J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation and other fine
the one pair of shoes, or the one suit that
organizations. Check out www.bocachocolate.com for our full
list of sponsors. This website which is dedicated to our event,
While in Chicago last week, I was shopping at the old Marshall was designed last year and has been updated with the new infor-
Fields (now Macy’s). I learned that the largest box of choco- mation on the 2007 event. Tickets can be purchased online too,
lates ever made was a Frango Mint chocolates box weighing so be sure to check it out!
3,226 lbs. created by Marshall Field’s, Chicago, Illinois, USA The cornucopia, or Horn of Plenty, is a symbol of food and
on November 14, 2002. The box contained 90,090 individual abundance dating back to the 5th century B.C. The cornucopia
chocolates! (Unfortunately, I was four years late to that party!) has come to be associated with Thanksgiving and as a mytho-
logical symbol, it was believed to have the power to give to the
But when we compare and contrast the abundance or lack in
person in possession of it whatever he or she wished for, magi-
either situation it made me stop and think that there is always
cally replenishing itself with whatever the bearer requested. So
something to be thankful for and always something to celebrate
as you set your Thanksgiving table, take time to enjoy the holi-
no matter how dire the circumstances. It’s perspective that gets
days, be grateful for what you have, remember those less fortu-
you through it.
nate and when you make your wish, hope to make a difference
The Chocolate Decadence committee is fortunate and grateful in someone’s life.
to have such wonderful members on our team and leadership in We leave you with this wonderful recipe from Savor the
our League as we plan what will be the sweetest party in town Moment, in time for the holidays and in honor of my new friends
and the best one yet! . . . continued on page 19
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HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU KID . . . BY BRENDA BROWNING
What do Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman ing, hors d’oeuvres,
and Katharine Hepburn have in com- open bar and of course a
mon? Bogart of course! movie, first come, first
serve. Did I mention
The Fund Development Committee is Stars? Look for your
proud to announce the Grand Opening of favorite Hollywood
Bogart’s Bar and Grille, Boca’s newest Impersonators as they
themed restaurant located in the Premier meet and greet the
at Muvico on Airport Road. Burt Rap- guests.
paport, from the Rappaport Restaurant
Group, is ready to showcase the new Invitations will be mailed soon but don’t delay in responding,
restaurant with a star-studded Grand tickets are limited and in high demand.
Opening Event with proceeds going to our Junior League.
HAVE AN IDEA FOR A FUN OPENING?
Join us as we spend the evening celebrating Hollywood style!
This star-studded event will be held on Thursday, November 9th The Fund Development Committee is always looking for ideas
from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. with tickets priced at $30 per for grand opening events. If you have a suggestion please con-
person in advance. Your red carpet ticket includes: valet park- tact Mary Glynn Toomey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SWEET NOVEMBER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 18
on Bourbon Street, who showed me the true meaning of spirit. bourbon. Chill in the refrigerator.
Triple Chocolate Brownies For the topping, cream the butter, rum and confectioners’ sugar in
a bowl until light. Spread on the cooled brownies and chill until
You don’t need a “designated driver” after eating these spirited
firm. Melt the chocolate and shortening in a sealable plastic bag
brownies; they just taste like you should!
in the microwave. Knead the bag to mix the chocolate. Cut a
Triple Chocolate Brownies small hole in the comer and drizzle the chocolate over the brown-
6 (1-ounce) squares bittersweet chocolate, chopped ies. Chill until serving time and cut into bars. Makes two dozen.
2 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, chopped
Chocolate flirty fact: The melting point of cocoa butter is just
3/4 cup (11/2 sticks) unsalted butter
below the human body temperature (98.6 degrees) - which is
1 1/2 cups sugar
why it literally melts in your mouth. Maybe that’s why they
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
named them Hershey’s kisses.
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt Original Cr eations
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vanilla. Stir in the eggs one at a time. Add the flour and salt
and stir just until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. JLBR Member
Pour into a greased and floured 9x13-inch baking pan. Bake at and WVOY Program
350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick insert- Layout Designer)
ed in the center comes out with moist crumbs. Drizzle with the
A MILLION THANK YOUS TO OUR SUPPORTERS BY WVOY COMMITTEE
The Junior League and the Woman Volunteer of the Year committee would like to thank the following benefactors for their gener-
ous gift to our wonderful event.
PLATINUM SPONSOR Elysa & Scott Elk We are also grateful to all of the following
Woolbright Development Stacey & Mike Quinn businesses and individuals who donated
Jillian Hasner items for our beautiful raffle baskets.
AWARD SPONSOR Fabiola M. Hooker
Wachovia Bank Susan Kaelin 32 East
Kimberly Kenney Acqua Moon Interiors
GOLD SPONSOR After Hours Formalwear
Gordon Homes Al Stephen’s Salon
Crystal McMillin Anti-Aging Clinics of Florida
RED CARPET SPONSOR
Lisa Moss Atlantic Paradise Island
Davida Nelums Basil Garden Restaurant
CHAMPAGNE SPONSOR Jeanne F. Nolan Beatrice Beckers, Indigo Studios
Stacole Fine Wines Palm Beach Community College Boca Raton Museum of Art
Foundation, Inc. Boca Raton Historical Society Fire Bay
SILVER SPONSOR Kathy & John Potts Gift Shop
Boca Raton Resort & Club Lisa & Paul Romanowski Brecashe Jewelers
Devcon Security Services Corporation Diana Swords Brewzzi
Feeney & Printz Families Catherine Toomey Café Boulud
Kolter Communities DeLynn & Kenneth Trivison Carole Putman, The Carlisle Collection
Marta Rendon, M.D. Candace Vaughn CBS Outdoors
Publix Supermarket Charities Lisa Warren Centre for the Arts
Thomas Produce Michele Weizer Cindy Sperling
Willcaro Communications City Oyster
BRONZE SPONSOR Coal Mine Pizza & Marcello Restaurants
Amzak International We also want to thank our past JLBR Creative Design Group
Cendyn WVOY nominees, JLBR Presidents and Custom Murals
FirstLantic Healthcare Honorary Chairs who accepted our invi- Dana Buchman
HLN Company tation be on our first ever Host Delia Weiss, M.D.
Jacqueline Moroco Maloney, D.D.S., Committee. Duck Tours - Miami
M.S. P.A. Eden Day Spa
Pilates of Boca Debbie Abrams Elizabeth Murdoch
Seasons 52 Kathy Adkins Eye Catcher’s Optique
Denise Alman Fabiola Hooker
GRAND PATRON Carolyn Arnold Faconnable
Jamie Snyder Arlette Baker Family Chiropractic & Nutrition,
Mr. & Mrs. S. Ruzika Yvonne Boice Dr. Derek Friedman
The John Henry Foundation Lillian Clarke Fountainebleau Resort
Pattie Damron Ginny Page, Doncaster
Katharine Dickenson Good Year Blimp
Annie Green Guy La Ferrera’s International Designs
Peggy Henry Holistic Therapies Inc.
Lawless, Edwards & Warren
Teri Kennedy Ileana Moreno
FRIEND Cindy Kresbach Jacqueline Moroco Maloney, D.D.S., M.S.
Caroline Angstadt Mary Lavalle John Speacht
Carol Auerbach Marta Batmasian Kristen Ross & Michele Toomey,
Lisa Bariso Lynn Lawless Etcetera
Amy Brand Jayne Malfitano Laure Carter, CMT
Kathleen Buerosse Carole Putman Leon Loard Portraits
Becky Carlsson Michelle Rubin LF Stores
Lara Carter Elizabeth Pankey-Warren Lilly’s
Pam Disher Eleanor Zacagnini Linen Closet
20 The Bridge November 2006
A MILLION THANK YOUS TO OUR SUPPORTERS CONT. FROM PAGE 20
Little Miss Priss Peter Ballas, II, M.D. Serendipity
Madison Avenue Salon Pilates of Boca Sonoma Café
Marta Rendon, M.D. Pippo Italia Starbucks
Michael’s Body Scenes Potions In Motion The Crystal Leaf
Monogram Closet Pulse Pilates The Grille on Congress
Morton’s Steakhouse Rascal’s Fine Jewelry The Rustic Cellar
Heather McMechan, My Little Black Rejuvenate Day Spa Town Center at Boca Raton, Simon Malls
Dress Saint Andrew’s School Tropical Totes
Native Sun Boutique Salon Cielo & Spa Vineyard Vines
New York Prime Salon Duda Vintonio of Boca Hair Salon
Palm Beach Opera Salutations
Pandora Jewelers Sarah’s Sweets Finally a very special thank you to Leon
Paradise Café Seasons 52 Loard Portraits for donating an oil por-
Paradise Salon Seminole Hard Rock Casino Hollywood trait to the 2006 WVOY winner.
Perfume Mania Seminole Museum & Swamp Safari
COMMUNITY SUCCESS EXPERIENCE FIRST HAND BY LISA WARREN
As I was getting on the elevator in the ed programs which are proven to have positive effects on
lobby of the Boca Raton Community improving an individual’s health and development. Many of
Hospital, I noticed a man and woman you may remember their guest appearance at last year’s gener-
being escorted by a dog through the al membership meeting.
halls and thought, “what on earth could
this dog be doing at the hospital?” The I mentioned to Tom that I was a member of the Junior League
man and woman appeared healthy and and familiar with his organization as a result. He profusely
looked very joyful. Knowing what thanked JLBR again for the grant opportunity and caught me up
amazing strides have been made by the to speed on the organization’s progress. They are doing won-
hospital in many areas, I actually derfully and have two dogs “on assignment” at the Boca Raton
thought they might have opened an Community Hospital. My Mom was delighted to learn of this
Emergency Room just for animals! After realizing I was com- news and shared how impactful and uplifting even this short
pletely insane and really happy that I didn’t share this thought visit was to her.
out loud, I dismissed it, walked onto the elevator and headed to Not only was it wonderful to witness what I already know the
the 7th floor to visit my Mother who was admitted rather unex- JLBR does so magnificently, but it was exceptionally rewarding to
pectedly. While sitting and visiting with my Mom and family, see the success of our community outreach efforts as they serve
I saw the dog again – this time on the 7th floor and immediate- members of our community -- in this example, my Mom, a patient
ly had a flashback to my once religiously watched sitcom, Ally at the hospital and recipient of Pet Therapy during her stay.
McBeal, and believed that this dog may be my version of the
dancing baby (hopefully those of you who followed the show The JLBR has been involved with and facilitated so many of
get this!) these successful opportunities for all facets of our community.
Get connected! I invite you to join in on experiences that are
Just as I was really purchasing truly changing lives and communities on a daily basis. We have
my one-way ticket to La-La some amazing opportunities to share with you. Please be sure
Land, the dog and its escort to read our community articles in The Bridge, our announce-
came into the room and began ments at general membership meetings, League-wide e-mails
introductions. Charley, a yellow and log onto the website to participate in one or more Done-In-
friendly Labrador Retriever, A-Day (DIAD) shifts. It is an amazing and rewarding feeling
and Tom DeCicco of Pet to be a part of this kind of change.
Therapy of South Florida wel-
comed us and asked if the
patient would like to visit with
Charley. My Mom was very
excited about this opportunity
for many reasons. It was com-
pletely unexpected, a non-med-
ical visit/procedure, a little more cozy and with an at-home feel-
ing and more important, an incredibly wonderful distraction!
As I was enjoying Charley’s visit and talking to Tom - it hit me!
The JLBR’s community support fund had awarded Pet Therapy
of South Florida a $1,000 grant last year to fund animal-assist-
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22 The Bridge November 2006
IN THE PINES - A LASTING RELATIONSHIP BY DENISE O’SULLIVAN
This month, the In The Pines (ITP) national evaluations every three years. The center reaches up to
committee wanted League members to sixty-eight children at any given time.
learn more about the relationship we
have with Kay Larche, our primary liai- The forty new apartments at In The Pines-South came to be,
son to the families at In The Pines, and because of the genuine efforts of the JLBR being a community
the 2005 Wachovia Woman Volunteer of partner. You could hear the appreciation in Kay’s voice when
the Year nominee for In The Pines. We she was telling me about all of the work that was needed to raise
also wanted to talk about the need she funds, deal with architects, planning and zoning, builders, etc.
has for volunteers to help out at the after The families are in much better living conditions, and the fam-
school program. ilies take pride in taking care of their gardens and homes.
The beauty of ITP is the relationships that families have with
When I called Kay for our scheduled inter-
our organization and the other individuals on campus. Some
view, she was so excited to talk about her
children have moved on to college, begun families of their own,
relationship with the JLBR and ITP. I was
and built careers. It is known that the volunteers have assisted
looking forward to learning about Kay, yet
with their success.
I learned things about the relationship that
members of the League have with ITP that Well, now that you have heard about the history and the positive
I didn’t know including: Lisa Mulhall, impact that has been made, some more help is needed. The volun-
Dorothy MacDiarmid, and Paul Adkins teer Homework Help program is in need of tutors. The tutors help
(Kathy’s husband) sit on the Board of with vocabulary building and literacy. Many of the children’s par-
Directors. Through the years, many members of the ITP commit- ents do not speak English, so the volunteers assist with the children’s
tees have continued to stay in touch with the families they interact comprehension of the English language. The elementary students
with, even after their League placement is over. need assistance from 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m., and the middle school stu-
dents from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.. If you can volunteer one day a week, for
Kay has always had a love of voluntarism. She is a graduate of either the elementary students and/or the middle school students, you
Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida. After graduation, she spent can impact the future of these migrant workers’ children. Please call
two and a half years in the Peace Corps in Chile, South America. Kay at (561) 637-1108, or e-mail her at ChileNorte@aol.com.
It is during her time in the Peace Corps that Kay learned Spanish,
and when she returned to the United States she was involved with If you would like to help ITP, but cannot commit to one day a
community organizations in Miami assisting Cuban Americans. week, please check the DIAD sign-up for the upcoming Animal
Kay is married and has two children. Megan is a Florida State Adventure or future events in early 2007. Also Kay has requested
University graduate and a Broadway Casting Director, and Will is if anyone has family oriented videos or DVD’s that they no longer
currently a student at The Boston Conservatory of Music. need, please consider donating them to ITP. Friday is “rewards
day” for the children and they get to watch a movie for all of their
While working with volunteers at a Soup Kitchen in Boynton hard work throughout the week. The videos/DVDs can be dropped
Beach, Kay heard about a position at In the Pines. This year marks off at the League office and put in the ITP mailbox.
the ten-year anniversary of Kay becoming the Outreach
Coordinator, working with volunteers and running the after school I hope that you agree with me. The JLBR and ITP have a last-
homework assistance program. Kay also wanted to mention that ing relationship and have made a positive impact for thousands
it has been 10 years with her partnership with the JLBR. of migrant workers’ families. League members have gained
much satisfaction from volunteering at ITP as well. Here’s to a
Soon after Kay started her new position, she was advised that job well done!
Sports Day was coming up, and she had to coordinate getting
the ITP families to participate. As she told me, she thought that
it would be overwhelming, but little did she know that the JLBR
has Sports Day down to a science. To this day, Kay is amazed
how nothing is ever forgotten, it runs smoothly, and the families
look forward to it every year.
The “extraordinary relationship” between ITP and the JLBR has
allowed for some great successes. “The impact on the farm
worker’s families is incredible,” Kay said. The R.C.M.A.,
Child Development Center on the ITP site, is a nationally
accredited Day Care Center. The center has a curriculum simi-
lar to Head Start, with strict training, and the center has to pass
24 The Bridge November 2006
FALL SPAC CONFERENCE RECAP BY JAMIE WICKER
the Boca Raton League for putting on a fantastic conference.
The weekend started off with a reception at the beautiful home
of Kathy Adkins, President of the Junior League of Boca Raton.
Steve Abrams, the Mayor of Boca Raton, welcomed conference
attendees. Also honored in the audience was Representative
Anne Gannon, the member of the Florida Legislature who filed
human trafficking legislation last session aimed at increasing
criminal penalties for human traffickers. Everyone enjoyed the
delicious food and the one-on-one time with elected officials,
which is so important to the work SPAC does.
SPAC President Melissa Fritsch, Fla. House Rep. Anne Gannon,
Kathy Adkins and Jamie Wicker
Saturday was an extremely busy day that started off at the
The Fall Conference that the Public Issues and Advocacy Vegso Community Resource Center, home to the Junior League
Committee has been preparing you for has finally happened! of Boca Raton. The entire day was spent learning about the life
The JLBR hosted the Junior Leagues of Florida State Public of a foster child. Our morning began with the Director from
Affairs Committee, and it was a great success. We were able to Children’s Place at Home Safe, a shelter for infant foster chil-
introduce Leagues throughout Florida to our community pro- dren. Our next stop was Temple Beth El to play with children
jects and partners and share our passion for children and fami- from Kids in Distress, a foster care program for children of all
lies. As a result, many wheels have started turning. League ages. We played with the toddlers and elementary aged chil-
members throughout the state have been contacting our com- dren, fed bottles to the infants and held a therapeutic session
munity partners to learn more, find out how they can help and with the preteen girls. Following our play date, we sat in on
inquire about how they can start projects in their areas. Another training sessions for foster parents and also had the opportunity
resulting letter is seen below. Great work PIA! Thank you to to learn about Kids in Distress from the Executive Directors.
Pattie Damron, Barbara Hill, Debbie Abrams, Michelle Rubin, We then followed that by having a working lunch with Senator
Lisa Mulhall, Kathy Adkins, Kristin Calder, Dorothy Dave Aronberg and Representative Shelley Vana, who held
MacDiarmid, Melissa Fritsch, Amy Brand, Kellie Mejia, Nicole breakout sessions for the group on health and criminal justice
Biscuiti, Jane Rea, Debbie Dersnah, Shannon Caruso, Ezra issues and education issues, respectively.
Krieg, Ellyn Okrent, Jami Guttenberg, Andria Cunningham,
Dan Brannen, Don Stewart, Donna and Jerry Goray, We then returned to Vegso Community Resource Center and
Representatives Adam Hasner, Anne Gannon and Shelley Vana, spent the afternoon learning about older children aging out of
Senator Dave Aronberg and Mayor Steven Abrams. foster care from the Executive Directors of The Haven, a home
for boys in foster care, and Kids at Home, an organization pro-
JUNIOR LEAGUES OF FLORIDA viding independent living and self sufficiency care for teenagers
STATE PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE who are 18 and aging out of foster care. The afternoon con-
FALL CONFERENCE A SUCCESS cluded with Representative Adam Hasner, who came out to help
by Melissa Fritsch, Chair, Junior Leagues of Florida us with an “idea raiser” on children and family issues.
September 15th thru September 17th, 2006 was a great weekend A dinner was held Saturday evening at The Bridge Hotel and
for League members attending the State Public Affairs Restaurant in Boca Raton. The view from the top floor was
Committee’s Annual Fall Conference in Boca Raton. Many amazing – overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Our guest of
thanks to Jamie Wicker, Fall Conference Chair, and her team from honor was Mary Wyatt Allen, a sustainer from the Junior
League of St. Petersburg. Ms. Allen was the 2006 recipient of
the Berte Blecke Award for Outstanding Advocacy. With a
community service career expanding over more than 50 years,
the crowd rose to its feet as Ms. Allen was presented with her
Following the award presentation, past presidents from the
Junior League of Boca Raton spoke to us about their AJLI
WVOY Official Florist award-winning project, In the Pines, and the important role
advocacy played in developing this project: an after school-
homework program for children of migrant workers. In the
. . . continued on page 27
26 The Bridge November 2006
FALL SPAC CONFERENCE RECAP CONTINUED FROM PAGE 26
Pines recently submitted a proposal to Extreme Makeover: Booster Seats, and Guardian Ad Litem funding.
Home Edition to remodel the current facility. The Directors
from In the Pines spoke passionately about the work they do A huge thanks to the Leagues who sent delegates to the confer-
and the plight of the migrant family. ence. The more women we have attending these conferences,
the more effective we will be. Also, a gigantic thanks to all of
After a good night’s sleep, the conference attendees were raring the Executive Directors, staff, and elected officials who took the
to go on Sunday morning as we started off listening about the time to meet with us. And a special thanks to Temple Beth El
needs of the Guardian Ad Litem program from the local for allowing us the use of their gorgeous facility.
Executive Director, Arlene Friedman. The Guardian Ad Litem
program provides a voice for children in dependency court pro- Next up: Child Safety Week – February 12th, 2007 –
ceedings and represents children who are abused, neglected or Tallahassee – SPAC is working with numerous organizations to
abandoned. host a Child Passenger Safety Day at the Capitol. The Capitol’s
Rotunda and Courtyard have been reserved and off site booster
The day ended with the development of our 2006/2007 and car seat safety inspections will take place. Attendance is
Legislative Agenda. Our top three priorities for this upcoming optional. Further information will be provided at a later date.
session will be: Young Adults Emerging from Foster Care,
LEARN A HIGHLY COVETED SKILL IN JUST 5 DAYS BY JACQUI NICHOLSON
Attend the TGCI Grantsmanship new sources of support, maintaining relationships with funders
Workshop . . . is of prime importance. When an organization applies for a
grant, non profits are hoping to establish a relationship with
As a part of the Vegso Community that funder for years to come. The grant report provides a
Resource Programming Committee vehicle to build that association. While you are telling the fun-
whose goal is to provide workshops for der how you will spend their money you are also making a con-
improving the management and gover- nection between the organization’s program and their mission.
nance of nonprofit organizations in
south Palm Beach and north Broward More good reasons for writing grants include:
Counties. We are offering this intensive
• The development of a grant proposal requires creating a clear
workshop to the community and our membership.
plan of what an organization is going to do. Grant writing
This is a highly coveted skill in many organizations and this is instills discipline to plan something from beginning to end.
your opportunity to learn how, but . . . • Additional valuable collaborations and partnerships are
formed through developing proposals. All but the largest
Why Learn to Write Grants? Nonprofit organizations have dif- organizations usually need to join forces with others to
ferent strategies to raise money for their programs and organiza- achieve a grant’s goals.
tion. Grant writing can be one of the most popular means because • A solid proposal can be used as the basis for other funding
it provides large sums of money and can be a way to establish rela- proposals. Applying to other funders also promotes further
tionships that provide ongoing fiscal stability to organizations. refinement of the plan.
Grants can be written to fund general operating expenses, program • Grant proposals open the door to additional and sustained
and project expenses, event planning expenses and any facet of an funding.
organization that needs dollars for survival and/or maintenance.
So, Power Up Your Grant Writing Skills - The Junior League of
Currently, there are over 40,000 foundations that give money.
Boca Raton is proud to host an outstanding TGCI Grantsmanship
That’s incredible! (Charity Channel)
Training Program on November 27 – December 1, 2006, 8:30 a.m.
Together, We Can Accomplish More … Relationship building is to 5:30 p.m. except on Wednesday, November 29th, the hours are
one of the most important secondary gains of grant writing. from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. This program is not just a “fast track”
Although non profit organizations are continually looking for . . . continued on page 29
28 The Bridge November 2006
THANKS FOR BOCA! BY KRISTEN HUZE
I love Boca and have lived here named after him) former bean fields. As we begin the holiday sea-
most of my life – I could not son, many of us start gearing up for holiday shopping. If you are
imagine living elsewhere. I a Boca resident, chances are, your preferred shopping destination
even transferred to Florida is the Town Center Mall, but how much do you know about the
Atlantic University in college mall’s beginnings? The first store to open was Burdines in 1979,
because I missed my city so but Town Center’s official opening was not until 1980 with Jordan
much; there is no place like it. So with Thanksgiving around Marsh and Sears. Following that in 1986 Town Center saw the
the corner what a great time to think about all there is to be openings of Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale’s. 2005 brought
thankful for within our great city of Boca Raton and its the newest addition of Neiman Marcus. It is estimated that 35,000
founders. The Hometown Histories committee is diligently to 50,000 shoppers visit the mall daily.
working on the curriculum for our local students, and I thought
I’d share some history that we can all be thankful for. With the weather beginning to cool, we cannot spend all our
time at the mall – we need to get outside and enjoy the beauty
The earliest known settler in Boca Raton was Thomas Moore Boca has to offer. Mizner Park is one example. Jamie Snyder
Rickards. He made the area’s first real map in 1896 for was the driving force in the idea of this new “art park.” Crocker
Flagler’s Model Land Company. When his family moved here, bought the property which was the old Boca Mall, and then the
they built Boca’s first home just south of today’s Palmetto Park Community Redevelopment Agency bought it and leased it
Bridge. By 1917, a manually operated bridge at Palmetto back to him to develop the architecturally Mizner inspired park.
allowed for easy access to the beach. Rickards acted as an agent The design was approved in 1989, and opened in 1991.
and oversaw transactions for land and crops.
Hometown Histories looks forward to sharing more with you
Speaking of crops, Boca was known as the “Bean Capital.” In about our great city!
fact, Town Center Mall is built on August Butts’ (yes the road was
LEARN A HIGHLY COVETED SKILL IN JUST 5 DAYS CONT. FROM PAGE 28
grant writing course but an intensive, total immersion workshop For further information, or to sign up for this workshop, please
that covers funding research, program planning and proposal writ- call 800-421-9512 or you can enroll online at www.tgci.com.
ing. There is a “hands on” component whereby you will prepare
and critique real grant proposals during the class.
A few highlights of the program: Home Health Care...
Interpret grant instructions and requirements
How to write a foundation “letter of inquiry”
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TGCI’s Grantsmanship Training Program was the first grants- Monthly Reports
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who successfully complete the Program. This is the most wide- President Boca Raton, Florida 33433
ly recognized and most highly regarded certificate among grant (a Junior League Member) (561) 368-7422
professionals world wide. www.personalseniorservice.com
COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUND BY MICHELE WEIZER
The Community Support Fund Com- is open to all socioeconomic
mittee (CSF) approved one grant backgrounds. The organiza-
request this month. tion has never received a CSF
Sunflower Creative Arts, Inc. has been
awarded a $1,000 grant to provide The Community Support
scholarships for the creative art’s pro- Fund Committee continues to
gram also known as the “Seedlings encourage charitable organi-
Scholarship Fund.” zations whose mission and
program request meet the
“Seedlings” is a parent co-operative, Junior League of Boca
arts and language enrichment program Raton’s mission and vision
for children ages three to six years. Parental involvement in and are aligned with the League’s position statements.
their children’s activities is a program requirement and nonvio- Organizations may request up to a $2500 grant every other
lent conflict resolution is taught to the participating parents. League year to assist with bylaws approved programs. Public
Additionally, the program utilizes a significant amount of vol- schools may apply for up to a $500 grant each year to support
unteer hours to support its existence. Sunflower Creative Arts onetime activities such as an educational program or for Project
has been in existence for 14 years, but didn’t become a charita- Graduation. A CSF grant application can be found on the JLBR
ble organization until three years ago. The Seedlings program website www.jlbr.org under community projects.
TOUCHING THE LIVES OF FOSTER FAMILIES BY KELLIE MEJIA
To say our first “Enrichment Session” The activity we planned for the school aged children was to
with the foster children of Kids in decorate pencil pouches and then fill them with school supplies.
Distress [KID] was a success would be We were amazed by the creativity of the children and they real-
understating its value and ignoring the ly enjoyed being able to express themselves and to have the
profound effect it had on the Junior opportunity to have choices regarding the school supplies.
Leaguers in attendance. The purpose of
these monthly enrichment sessions is to Another important part of the day was that SPAC [State Public
entertain and enrich the lives of the chil- Affairs Committee] was in attendance as a field trip as part of
dren whose families are involved in the their Fall Conference that JLBR hosted [see Jamie Wicker’s
foster parenting program. Foster par- article for more information on the conference]. This field trip
ents are required to do continuing education in order to contin- gave the SPAC committee the opportunity to see and “feel” our
ue foster parenting and they need help with child care We are newest project in action. There was no doubt about why JLBR
using our time with the children not just as child care, but to was there and how much there is to be accomplished.
help cultivate “family traditions.” Each month we will have an The Kids in Distress committee would like to encourage the mem-
activity and a theme, for September we focused on back to bership to come see and feel this project. You will not be bored! It
school, October will focus on Halloween, and November will will fulfill your DIAD shift and give you the opportunity to meet
focus on Thanksgiving, and so on for the months ahead. and interact with really great kids! We’ll see you there!
On September 16th we had our first monthly enrichment ses-
sion. The day started out a bit chaotic. Parents began arriving
and dropping off their children about thirty minutes before we
were anticipating. Luckily we had DIAD volunteers arriving at
the same time and jumping right in! Temple Beth El hosted our
event; it was a fabulous facility to host the 73 children, 23 of
which were two or under, and nearly 100 adults were in atten-
dance. This was the first opportunity for the Foster Parents to
attend a continuing education session since May and since it
was a Saturday we had really high attendance! We had the chil-
dren split into three different preschool classrooms and had
direct access to an amazing playground. After the first hour,
things settled down and everyone seemed to be having a good
time playing in the classrooms or outside on the playground.
30 The Bridge November 2006
DONE IN A DAY: ‘TIS THE SEASON OF GIVING BY JAMIE VECCIA
November is an exciting month for to sign up for this DIAD is at the November General
DIAD. There are many events that took Membership Meeting. When you pick the ornaments up, check
place this month including the Caring to see which drop off time works for you. Keep checking the
Kitchen Sandwich Day, Palm Beach League website for other DIAD shifts. There are many great
Literacy Coalition Fall Fest and Kids In events coming up and we are counting on you to support our
Distress Enrichment Seminar. The local organizations and show them how great the Junior League
Junior League also helped with the is. After all isn’t volunteering a main reason you joined the
playground restoration at Twin Palms. League?
Everyone who helped had a great time
while helping a great facility. Along The DIAD committee is hard at work organizing our great
with these events we have our annual Thanksgiving in a Box DIAD events. If you want to join the fun and be a part of this
and new this year, Spirit of Giving Ornaments. Just take two spectacular committee, please contact your Nominating
ornaments and fulfill the wishes of the children and receive Placement Advisor. Any of you gals thinking about double or
your 2-hour DIAD credit. Quite fabulous I know. What a great triple placing, we would love for you to consider our committee.
way to send some love to some very special kids. The only way Come drop by for a glass of wine and be a part of a terrific team.
GET TO KNOW YOUR N/P ADVISOR BY LESLIE JACKSON
As we all know, Nominating/Placement Canal and beyond. She is currently reading The Year of Yes
is the human resource branch of the with her fabulous book club and highly recommends it. She has
League. We not only help make sure been a vegetarian for 22 years, growing up on a farm will do
that your League year is going smooth- that to you. And yes, her hair is NATURALLY CURLY!
ly, but we also help you plan for next
year. If you are unsure which direction Dorothy MacDiarmid, Committee Advisor:
you want to travel, whether it is in a Dorothy and her husband Blake have one
community placement or an in-league child, Ian (7) and another one due on
placement, or if you want to give lead- Valentine’s Day! She has been in Boca on
ership a try – whatever your questions and off since 1988. She graduated from
or concerns may be, your Nominating/Placement advisor is the Pope John Paul II, and then returned to fin-
person you need to contact. Willingness to serve forms will be ish her last two years of college at Lynn
filled out in January, but feel free to contact your advisor prior University. She met her husband here and
to that to discuss your options. Now that November is here and was glad to move back about six years ago. Dorothy just fin-
we’ve all settled into our committee responsibilities, it is a good ished a fascinating trilogy by Penny Vincenzi – No Angel,
time to get to know your Nominating/Placement committee. Something Dangerous and Into Temptation. It’s about a pub-
lishing family in London in the early 1900’s. When asked what
Kathy Potts, Chair Nominating/Placement: she likes to do on Friday night, Dorothy replied “Being preg-
Kathy, a Boca Raton native, and her husband nant, I like to sleep!” As far as music goes, you can catch her
John, a Delray Beach native, have been mar- listening to Gwen Stefani 50 cent, all kinds of 80’s and Latin
ried for six years. They have two loveable jazz.
children, Lindsey (2) and Justin (10 months)
and four “four-legged” children (two dogs Kim Flittner, Member at Large: Kim has
and two cats). Kathy is an Exercise been married to John for five years and they
Physiologist at Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. have a two-year-old son, Jack. She has lived
Lauderdale. She and her husband were both competitive swim- in Boca on and off for almost 20 years. She
mers and continue to love the sport as well as the swimming and her family love the beach (that’s proba-
community. Kathy loves to exercise and in October ran her first bly where you’ll find them on Friday nights)
race since having her children, be sure to ask her how it went! and spending time with friends. Kim is
In addition to the League, Kathy volunteers as “Room Mom” presently reading Once Upon a Day by Lisa Tucker and she’s
for her daughter’s preschool class. not sure if she would recommend it yet. She enjoys listening to
Jack Johnson, Dido, The Cure, Raffi and The Wiggles!
In addition to the newspaper and People magazine, Kathy is
presently reading 1*2*3 Magic – A Toddler Discipline Book – Meg Enright: Meg is a Florida native who is
she’ll let you know how it turns out! In her car, you can catch married to John and has two wonderful sons,
her listening to her daughter’s favorite artist Dan Zanes, if Andrew (2½) and Aidan (8 months). With
Lindsey is in the car she won’t listen to anything else! While two young boys, Meg doesn’t have much
Kathy is exercising, she likes to listen to anything upbeat – spare time to read but enjoys suspense novels
country (loves Miranda Lambert!) 80’s and Hip Hop, anything from author Stuart Woods. Okay – she con-
that makes her exercise a little faster and a little longer! On fesses “I’m a celebrity gossip magazine
Friday nights you can catch her with take out food and catching addict!” Meg enjoys a variety of music, but
up on missed episodes of Grey’s Anatomy. her favorites are jazz and R & B. She loves to go out to dinner
with her husband, but being a homebody, a Friday night at home
Melinda DeHoff, Chair-elect Nominating ordering dinner in and renting a movie is also quite enjoyable!
/Placement: Melinda has been in the Boca
Raton area for almost fourteen years. She is Kara Donvito: Kara has lived in Boca since
single, and in case you’re wondering, there she was six years old so she’s pretty much a
was no love connection on the Bachelor native Floridian! She is married to David
Date she won last year at the May dinner and they have a 19 month old son, Michael.
meeting! She works selling telephone sys- She loves to cook, organize closets and
tems and voice mail to businesses for TCS drawers (she insists that she finds this fun!)
Group. Melinda shares her home in Deerfield with her six- and hanging out with family and friends.
year-old Yorkie-Pekinese named Co Co. Just ask her and she’ll She is anxious to read The Devil in the
show you his picture! Melinda loves to travel and her most Junior League because she has heard from a fellow Leaguer
recent trip was to Panama where she explored the Panama that it is very entertaining! While driving in her car she will lis-
32 The Bridge November 2006
GET TO KNOW YOUR N/P ADVISOR CONTINUED FROM PAGE 32
ten to a variety of music including Carly Simon, Rolling Stones, of Florida. Their paths had crossed many
Jimmy Buffet and of course the necessary kid songs for times before, although they had never met
Michael. Come Friday night, you will probably find Kara and until that day in Europe. For this reason they
family strolling around the neighborhood, or if she’s lucky and felt their meeting was a divine intervention.
“Grammy” is babysitting she might be able to sneak out for a They dated from then on and married three
rare “grown-up” dinner. years later. Their life together stays very
busy with three little ones (Sarah Katharine
Kirsten Stanley: Kirsten was raised in Boca 5, Wyatt 2, and Anna Claire 15 months).
and she now lives in Delray with her hus- Katharine is currently reading Boundaries with Kids (Dr. Henry
band Tom. Aside from attending Duke Cloud) and highly recommends it as it has helped her tremen-
University and living in New York City for dously with her son who appears to be very strong willed! She
five years, she has lived in the greater Boca also just started The Female Brain and will let us know . . .
area most of her life. Her husband’s family Katharine likes to spend Friday nights with her husband and
has a cattle ranch about 1½ hours from kids and they usually do some sort of activity like a neighbor-
Boca, so most weekends you will find her hood football game or dinner/ice cream at a local restaurant.
riding horses on the ranch. They usually drive there Friday After the kids are asleep she and Scott will enjoy a movie.
evening or early Saturday, so Fridays are generally quiet fami-
ly time when Tom cooks (which he does most nights!). Kirsten Michele Toomey: Michele and Ted have
is a voracious reader, but rarely remembers the titles of what she been married for almost six years. They
has read. However, her paternal grandfather just had a book have two wonderfully behaved four legged
published, Beyond Madagascar. So since she has read several children, Bruno the Beagle and Charlie the
drafts she is anxious and excited to see it in print. Cocker Spaniel. They enjoy dining with
friends, traveling . . . all the fun stuff!
Stacey Hannan Quinn: Stacey and her hus- Michele loves to hunt down goodies at local
band of nine years, Mike, have 2 daughters antique and thrift stores, decorating and
Courtney (7) and Caitlin (4 in December). cooking. She is presently reading The Devil in the Junior
They also share their home with Shelby (9- League and is very glad it is fiction although a little concerned
year-old yellow lab), Sydney (11 year old
cat), Stitch (beta fish) and Danny . . . continued on page 34
(Courtney’s hamster that she wanted for her
birthday). Stacey’s family moved to Boca in
1971 and her daughter is attending the same school that Stacey
did – Courtney’s pre-K teacher was Stacey’s 2nd grade teacher! Gift bags, be gone!
Stacey is constantly busy as homeroom mom, Brownie Leader Just in time for the holidays,
and keeping up with Junior League commitments. Stacey loves MSAT brings you
Wrapping that Rocks
to read, but is too busy lately to finish a book. She enjoys listen-
ing to everything from Disney’s Greatest Hits to Bon Jovi.
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nights, Dayna loves to go out with her husband for a great dinner. as well as refreshments. Seating is limited.
Katharine Moss: Katherine met her husband, Scott in Prague, RSVP to Robin Schnars at (561) 393-6364.
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had grown up 2 miles away from one another in Fort
Lauderdale and they both attended the same college, University
GET TO KNOW YOUR N/P ADVISOR CONTINUED FROM PAGE 33
that it is loosely based on the author’s personal experience with Candace Berry-Vaughn: Candace and her
the League. “It is a very easy, entertaining read, but kind of dis- husband Reginald have an 8-year-old son,
turbing too.” She enjoys listening to everything from Ella Nygel. She has lived in Boca for six years.
Fitzgerald to Nelly. She says her ipod has several personalities Candace enjoys playing the piano, traveling,
– she thoroughly enjoys music from Big Band to Country to reading and playing scrabble. She is current-
Contemporary. On Friday nights she and her husband like to ly reading Running with Scissors by Augusten
open a bottle of wine, throw some steaks on the grill and crank Burroughs and although she just started it she
up the ipod! Their neighbors LOVE them! finds it hilarious and a little twisted! Candace
enjoys listening to jazz, gospel, some rap (clean rap!), R&B and
Phoebe Chapman: Phoebe and her husband classical music. On Friday nights it’s usually bowling or some-
David just celebrated their 11-year anniver- thing with the family or occasionally dinner with friends.
sary. They have two children Chase (8) and
Sally (5). They have lived here for five years; Leslie Jackson: Leslie and her husband Jeff have three children
however, Phoebe grew up in Boca. She – Courtney (11), Griffin (9) and Devin (6). She has lived in
enjoys running, needlepoint, her children and Boca since 1983 when she came down to attend FAU and just
getting a babysitter and going out with her couldn’t go back to the cold, cold north. Leslie enjoys reading,
husband. Phoebe can’t remember the last needlepoint and volunteering at her children’s schools. At the
book she read, but she can definitely recommend a book she recommendation of Holly Yeager, she just finished My Sister’s
reads often – the bible. She listens to whatever crazy music her Keeper and if you’re in the mood for a good cry, this is the book
husband puts on her mp3 player, but when she’s in the car with for you! While walking the dog or cleaning the kitchen, you
her kids she will listen to 88.1. The music is great and uplifting will catch her listening to anything from Billy Joel to The
and her kids will not hear anything inappropriate. Friday night is Killers (sorry had to delete Eminem). Friday nights are for chill-
family night which will include a trip to Chuck E. Cheese or in’. Stay home, grill out and prepare for the hectic weekend!
maybe a fun dinner at Ichiban followed by family movie night.
SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP BY JOANNE GOLDEN
again, be sure to sign-up early!
While we are in the thankful spirit, thank you to Shalise
DeMott of Palm Beach Papers, Bizarre Avenue Café, and
Boca Nails for the terrific raffle items in our gift baskets at
the September General Membership Meeting (GMM). We
are planning some fantastic raffles at the next GMMs, so
bring your cash and look for the ticket gals. September’s
GMM was sponsored by Golden Group Florida, Realtors
from Keller Williams Boca Raton.
A special thanks to those of you who shared your kind words with
the Internal PR team after our first GMM. It meant so much you
would take the time to express your congratulations and good
wishes. It’s just the fuel we need to keep this party going!
Internal PR is having a busy, but fun, pre-holiday season! First
a huge thank you to our October Cottage Meeting hostesses: November 14 is our General Membership Meeting at the
Elysa Elk, Kimberly Kenney, Denise Elia, Kathy Adkins, Marriott at Boca Center. We invite you to “Shop in the City!”
Dorothy MacDiarmid, Kim Flittner, Phoebe Chapman, Nancy (Think Manhattan with palm trees and reasonable tempera-
Dockerty, Kristin Calder and Cindy Krebsbach. Our hostesses tures.) Start your holiday shopping off right with fabulous finds
were amazingly gracious and flexible - opening their homes and from our fantastic vendors. Old favorites will be back along
adding more chairs! Cindy (Sustainer to the rescue!) offered her with lots of new treats. When you buy from our vendors you
house when we realized how tremendous our turnout would be. are supporting our meetings, so please put your plastic where
Elysa switched her meeting to meet our demand for evenings. your heart is! Please come to shop, have a bite and a cocktail
Thank you to Emily McMullin and Cendyn for putting the at 6 p.m., our meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Our vendors will
meeting sign-ups online. The success of the Cottage Meetings stick around until after the meeting so you can shop some more,
is also dependent upon the enthusiasm of the guests; thank you then join us for cocktails in the shopping lounge! A Very Happy
for attending! Remember, February is Cottage Meeting month Thanksgiving to all of you from Internal PR.
34 The Bridge November 2006
PITCHING PR BY LESLIE KEYES
Extra - Extra – read all about it! – Junior necessary releases.
League of Boca Raton is batting a thou- DO: Remember to submit them to us in a JPEG format as we
sand and getting major League PR! must submit them to the papers as attachments so we don’t
Ok – so it’s a corny beginning – but it’s
baseball time – the World Series is on DO: PLEASE REMEMBER – when submitting photos to give us the
our minds and in PR, like baseball, the names of the people in the photo from left to right; top to bottom.
right pitch can make all the difference.
Here is a list of whom to contact about your upcoming events
The goal of a great pitch is to get your to help us help you pitch your best game:
attention – and with all the enthusiasm on
our small but dynamite committee we are getting great hits in the THE LINE UP:
world of publicity – just look at all the clips about our previous
On first base and team captain we have Elysa Elk – Elysa’s back-
fundraisers like FunKey Nutz and the Woman Volunteer of the
ground as a nonprofit consultant makes her a great PR coach –
Year luncheon which was featured in several publications. As a
she motivates the group – monitors the local media with a great
matter of fact, the Sun-Sentinel, Boca News and Palm Beach Post
eye for catching headlines and besides we love the meetings at
all featured the 19th anniversary event in their publications and a
her house – the meals are awesome! Elysa’s team consists of:
recent issue of the Sun-Sentinel even featured our very own nomi-
JLBR Board # JLBR Endowment Fund # Community Support
nee – Kate Toomey in their “Unsung Hero” section. Our commu-
Fund # Fund Development # Membership Satisfaction and
nity committees have been getting good hits too – like the Kids In
Training # Membership Development # Cookbook # VCRC
Distress and Kids@Home publicity. We will be hitting it out of the
park(ing lot) when the news of 6th Annual Chocolate Decadence At second base is Laura McMullen – a marketing professional
reaches the airwaves! for whom raising two kids and a full time job just isn’t enough
If it sounds simple – you might think again – behind the scenes – she’s got to get in the game! Laura’s team consists of: Public
this team of women has been hard at work trying to keep up Issues and Advocacy # Family Portrait Day # DIAD #
with an entire League of activities. If you want to get in the Hometown Histories
game – here are the details: At shortstop (yes, we said short) is Leslie Keyes – she’s no PR
THE GAME: professional, but she has been known to throw a pitch or two to
the local media. Leslie’s team is made up of: In The Pines #
Each of your committees has been assigned a PR/Marketing Kids in Distress # Chocolate Decadence # Kids@Home
committee team member as a liaison to assist in getting the
word out about your activities and coach you in your PR game. And Sarah Flynn, our pinch hitter, has done an outstanding job
If you have activities that are open to the public - we want to covering WVOY!
know about them so we can submit calendar listings and get a
We want to thank the other JLBR committees for their hard
good audience. We will pitch them with a press release to the
work and cooperation and we want to wish everyone a happy
local media – which are available to review in the news section
Thanksgiving from the PR/Marketing Committee.
of the JLBR website. If your activity is not open to the public
– we still want to know about it – and we will write a post-event Get in the game we all love to play and remember, the great thing
release about all the good works being done! about pitching PR for the Junior League is that every team wins!
The entire PR/Marketing team actively watches the media for For more information – contact your PR team!
clips and blurbs about not only League events but also other
events in the community where our members are involved.
Articles are then posted on the bulletin boards in the League
office for everyone to see. If it seems like a lot to read – just
remember there are two boards – one of our activities and one ALMAN & KATZ, D.M.D., P.A
of activities of our members. FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY # BLEACHING # CROWNS # BRIDGES # IMPLANTS
Think you can handle it? In order to get effective coverage –
Steven R. Alman, D.M.D., F.A.G.D.
there are a few do’s and don’ts when submitting your informa-
tion to our committee: 7820 Glades Road, Suite 250 (561) 460-0007
Boca Raton, Florida 33434 Beeper: (561) 936-5798
DO: Remember to take photos of your events and obtain the
IT’S A WRAP BY KRISTEN ROSS
Have you ever given a gift with such challenged wrapper to create beautiful and unforgettable gift
sloppy wrapping that you told the recip- presentations that will turn heads and do your presents proud.
ient your three-year-old “helped” you
wrap it? Do you consider a Nordstrom You will learn the secrets to the finest gift-wrapping techniques,
box with the matching sleeve and gauze including the French method of tapeless wrap, making luscious
bow a wrapped gift? Have you become bows, using fresh flowers and cutting the perfect size paper. And,
a slave to the no frills, no-fuss gift bag? you’ll rock the latest and finest quality papers, imported from Italy
Let’s see … yes, yes and yes. Oh, snap! and Asia, and ribbons from France. Who knew? I sure didn’t.
There is something wrong with this pre- To be part of this wrap session, you’ll need $15 and a reserva-
sent-giving picture. tion in advance, plus a gift to wrap and a pair of scissors that
Well, gift bags be gone and crappy wrap jobs no more! Just in evening. Exclusive wrap, ribbon, embellishments and refresh-
time for the holidays, Membership Satisfacton and Training ments will be provided. RSVP by calling Robin Schnars (561)
(MSAT) brings you gift wrapping as an art form. Join us on 393-6364, and do so soon because seating will be limited to 25
Wednesday, November 15th, from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Vegso people.
Community Resource Center for boot camp #2: “Wrapping that Get ready to channel your inner Martha and hand out haute cou-
Rocks.” During this hands-on demonstration, Renée Feder of ture holiday packages this season. Oh, snap! It’s a wrap.
Renée’s Paperie & Wrap, Inc., will inspire even the most craft-
ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN BY NANCY DOCKERTY
115, what does that number represent? Member projects that they were allowed to sign up for, kinda
Well it could be the temperature on a like a mini placement fair.
hot summer day somewhere in Arizona,
or it could be the cost of a facial at your Be on the lookout for some great New Member projects this
favorite spa, but that’s in no way as year. These ladies are ready to roll up their sleeves and make
exciting as telling you that 115 is the things happen!
number of amazing ladies in our New
Junior League of Boca Raton
Endowment Fund, Inc.
The entire Membership Development Established to further the mission of the Junior League of Boca Raton, Inc. by
committee is thrilled to have the opportunity to guide these providing a permanent fund to maintain the Vegso Community Resource Center.
ladies through their first year in our incredible organization. As
everyone has heard, we started off the year with a great Kick Enclosed is my tax deductible contribution to the JLBR ENDOWMENT
Off Party, and we had our first New Member Core Meeting in a FUND INC. $
very packed room at the Vegso Community Resource Center, (make checks payable to the Junior League of Boca Raton Endowment Fund, Inc.)
but it was full of excitement. In Honor of
This is a diverse group of New Members and they are ready to (Occasion: birthday, anniversary, graduation, marriage, birth, accomplishment, other)
volunteer. We’ve had several members already sign up for In Memory of
Please send acknowledgment to:
shifts and one of the first DIAD events in September, the Kids
in Distress Foster Care event, was packed with new members.
In addition to signing up for shifts, these ladies are also coming
out in full force to meet other League members. We had a great
turn out for the General Membership Meeting in September, they City, State, Zip:
were well represented at the Cottage Meetings, they were some Contributed by:
of the first ladies to sign up for the Membership Satisfaction event,
Moet & Manicures, and they’ve even planned some happy hour
events to get to know their class even better. Address:
City, State, Zip:
We had a great turn out for Super Saturday, which always has
such an impact on our New Members. We visited some former Please mail form to: JLBR Endowment Fund
and current League projects and the most exciting part of the 261 N.W. 13th Street # Boca Raton, FL 33432
day was when the class was presented with some amazing New
36 The Bridge November 2006
SUSTAINER SCOOP BY LOU ANN SUCH
EXCITEMENT! As I write, part of my luncheon which once again surpassed our wildest expectations.
new kitchen is being installed, the gran- Dorothy MacDiarmid, the chair and her able committee outdid
ite counter tops to be exact. That means themselves from centerpieces to raffle baskets. The style show
I will be able to cook a turkey for consisted of St. John’s Knits which suited the more mature fig-
Thanksgiving, I hope. Of course, that ure. Of course, the models probably weighed 100 pounds or
means that I will have read through my less, but we could still sort of see ourselves in some of the out-
two volume explanations of how to use fits. Congratulations to all five Junior League nominees, Pam
my new convection ovens. Also I still Begelman, Joyce DeVita, Ann Rutherford and our own Kate
have to hope that a cook top will be Toomey. Somehow, an active, Michelle Duffy managed to
installed, a disposal would be nice, and sneak into that group. Congratulations ladies. (Remember, I am
even a microwave could help. I need all the help I can get writing this October 1st, so I have no idea who won. Too bad it
preparing a Thanksgiving dinner. That usually comes in the can’t be a five-way tie.)
form of my daughter Reagan, who has taken over the turkey
since her college days. For anyone who has not had a kitchen If you joined Caron Dockerty on the red carpet or even if you
replaced, it is a long, arduous process. No matter what compa- didn’t, a half hour show will appear on BRET, our local Boca
ny you hire, they all stretch the truth as to how long it will take cable channel in about three weeks. We will email you League-
from beginning to end. Maybe they actually believe that a wide to let you know the times. That way you can see what the
kitchen can be installed in six weeks as they claim. A better “beautiful” people wore that day.
approximation would be six months. Most women don’t care
I have to digress again to first thank LuAnn Warner-Prokos for giv-
because that means we get to go out more or order in or buy pre-
ing a great, impromptu party at her house in September. Hopefully
pared food from Fresh Market. Most husbands act as though
another crazy sustainer will offer her house for an equally casual
they are: 1) Starving to death and 2) going to the poor house by
having to go out so much. In the end, they are usually extreme- and fun evening this spring. Thank you, too, to Brooke Qualk and
ly happy to have a new kitchen, at least that’s what I have been Lynn Lawless for a great fall luncheon. The center pieces were a
told. Anyhow, I digress as usual. I hope you all have a satis- riot, with footballs and pompoms from the Florida Gators and the
fying and happy Thanksgiving with family and friends. Florida State Seminoles, and they each wore a football jersey from
those schools. They already have a new and crazy idea for a theme
Our big event last month was the Woman Volunteer of the Year for next year’s luncheon. I keep telling you guys that you need to
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come and have fun with us. We had lots of you sign up for the inter- Book Group II: Hostess Barbara Williams, RSVP at 391-2491.
est groups. This year Michele and Diana have us going to the bal-
Evening of Giving: Simon Town Center Mall on Sunday,
let instead of a play, Lucille Gioia has three new restaurants, and I
November 19th from 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. A special, private shop-
may be able to put together a third book group. If you would like
ping event with entertainment, food, special discounts and
to sign up for any of these, and museum tours, flower shows, house
more. See the JLBR website (www.jlbr.org) for details. Come
tours, etc. please call me or email me. I’m in the book. join us at something we are all good at, shopping.
NOVEMBER’S SCHEDULE OF EVENTS The Junior League of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Hospitality
Family Portrait Day: November 2 – 13 and 20. For information presents “Philadelphia’s Art, Antiques and Antiquities,” April
call Anna Parrott at 561-274-2174 or firstname.lastname@example.org 12-15, 2007. Stay at The Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel in the
Ritterhouse Square area. $1140 per person double occupancy.
Bridge Group: Day, Friday, November 3rd at Katie Stack’s Call 1-800-714-3287 or email Marlyn Lucov at lucov@phila-
RSVP 561-391-1270. Night, Tuesday, November 14th at hospitality.org Highlights include Tutankhamun and the Gold
Nancy Schwaderer’s RSVP 368-8759 Age of the Pharaohs, Belmont Mansion tour, Pennsylvania
Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia Antiques Show,
Opening: Bogart’s Bar and Grill at the premium level of Philadelphia Museum of Art, National Constitution Center, and
Muvico Theater, Thursday, November 9th, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., tour of the elegant Powel House.
$30.00 at League office or $35.00 at the door.
Dinner Group: Tuesday, November 7th, 6:00 p.m., Cucina
D’Angelo at Boca Center. Mail a check for $45.00 made out to
Lucille Gioia, 6574 Newport Lake Circle, Boca Raton, FL
33496 or call her at 561-988-0811. 5 Betsy Bleich 18 Janet Accetta Fuchs
Kerry LoBello 19 Patricia Cayce
General Membership Meeting: Tuesday, November 14th,
Sharon Shubin 22 Betty Schulz
Social Hour 6 p.m. and holiday shopping followed by the meet-
Honey Steiner 23 Maryann DeShields
ing at 7 p.m. Note: There is always a Sustainer table for us and
9 Susan Hutchens Wendy Horton
lots of vendors at this meetting!
10 Susan Doyle Beth Janser
Book Group: Thursday, November 16th at 12:00 Noon. This 11 Laura Applewhite 23 Daphne Maingot
month’s book is White Ghost Girls by Alice Greenway. It is a Rhoda Cobb 24 Kelly Husak
story of two teenage American sisters living in Hong Kong in 14 Marsha Love Emily Schelter
1967 during the turmoil of the Maoist revolution. Virginia Page 28 Kristin Viets
15 Jan Andrew 30 Maureen Workman
Book Group I: Hostess Andrea Kornblue, RSVP at 395-0758.
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40 The Bridge November 2006
MINUTES BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING, OCTOBER 3, 2006
Junior League of Boca Raton Board of Directors meeting was member will be made at the November 2006 membership meet-
called to order on October 3, 2006 at 9:35 a.m. by President ing.). Community Council moved the approval of several new
Kathy Adkins at the VCRC. In attendance were Kathy Adkins, DIAD events: Caring Kitchen, YMCA (two events), Palm
Kristin Calder, Nancy Dockerty, Robin Deyo, Kathy Potts, Beach County Coalition, Spirit of Giving and Kids in Distress.
DeLynn Trivison, Stacey Hannan Quinn, Lisa Warren, Elysa The motion was seconded and passed unanimously. Finance
Elk, Cindy Krebsbach, Mary Glynn Toomey and Lisa Mulhall. Council moved the use of PKG surveys as a find development
Absent was Kimberly Kenney. Remarks from the President: tool. The purpose is to make money on each survey—the
Kathy moved approval of the consent agenda. Seconded by C. amount varies per survey. No identifying information is placed
Krebsbach. Motion passed unanimously. Personnel Council: on the survey. It is an AJLI recommended fundraiser.
A member of the month was chosen and will be announced at Participation is voluntary. The motion was seconded and
the November General Membership Meeting. Jody Cruden has passed. Cues and Clues-Membership Connection and
been hired for the position of Office Manager. She will begin Retention. Discussion regarding methods to improve retention
on October 16. Thank you to Kimberly Kenney and Kathy of our membership. Kathy moved a confirmation of the two e-
Adkins, who worked very hard to interview job candidates and mails votes made between September and October—one
select the best person for the job. A motion was made to select approving DIAD activities and one approving the Bogart’s
a new honorary member of the JLBR. The motion was second- restaurant opening. Motion was seconded and passed. There
ed and approved. A motion was made to accept th enew hon- being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 11:00 a.m.
orary member into membership was made. The Motion was
seconded and passed (The announcement of the new honorary Respectfully submitted by Lisa Mulhall
MINUTES GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING (COTTAGE MEETINGS), OCTOBER 10, 2006
The Junior League of Boca Raton Cottage Meetings were called invitations for the Bogart's opening at Muvico on Nov 9th.
to order on October 10, 2006. A motion to approve consent Membership Satisfaction and Training announced a League
agenda made and seconded. Motion passed. (Due to a clerical social, "Moet & Manicures," to be held on October 19th at 7
error, the Treasurer's report will be voted on again at the next p.m. at Fitzy's. Also another social, Wrapping that Rocks, gift-
General Membership Meeting in November. Woman Volunteer wrapping session, will be held on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. on Nov
of the Year update: the luncheon will be held on October 27th, 15th at the VCRC. Nominating Placement process overview
centerpieces are available for $35, volunteer shifts available and given and committee highlights discussed. Hometown
tickets are on sale. Family Portrait Day still has slots that are Histories presented a crossword puzzle activity. Finally, a
open. Please contact Anna Parrott for more information. Fund Junior League of Boca Raton Vision Statement was brain-
Development announced a fundraiser shift on Wednesday, Oct stormed and discussed at this meeting. There being no further
11th at the Vegso Community Resource Center (VCRC) to stuff business, the meeting adjourned.
10 REASONS TO BE THANKFUL WE LIVE IN THE USA BY REAGAN SUCH
10. 2.5 million miles of well-paved 4. TiVo and the marvelous and tacky TV shows it help us
roads to take you from coast to record and watch.
3. Target - so many bargain items under one roof. You can
9. The Grand Canyon, Rocky get lost in there for hours!
Mountains, Old Faithful, Napa
Valley, and beautiful blue 2. Shoes in every shape, color, fabric, heel height and variety
oceans. a gal could ever dream of.
8. Matthew McConaughey, Brad 1. Turkey, mashed pota-
Pitt, GEORGE CLOONEY, the list toes, fried chicken,
goes on! apple pie, Krispy Kreme
7. Blue jeans. doughnuts, melted
chocolate soufflé, and
6. Disney World! all of the other deli-
cious foods available
5. A nice glass of wine after a long
to us at any time!
10 WAYS TO HELP BOOST ‘GOOD’ CHOLESTEROL BY ELAINE MAGEE MPH, RD
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic - Feature are now being tested.
How Does HDL Help?
At the risk of sounding like a certain
20-something socialite, HDL is hot! Experts aren’t yet sure exactly how HDL cholesterol helps
Recent advances in research have reduce the risk of heart disease. But a few possibilities have
brought more attention to the blood emerged.
lipid (or fat) we often called “good” The NCEP says that high HDL levels appear to protect against
cholesterol. the formation of plaques in the artery walls (a process called
atherogenesis), according to studies in animals.
“Good” cholesterol doesn’t refer to
the cholesterol we eat in food, but to Lab studies, meanwhile, suggest that HDL promotes the
the high density lipoprotein choles- removal of cholesterol from cells found in abnormal tissues, or
terol circulating in our blood. It’s lesions, in the arteries.
one of the blood fats measured in the lipid panel blood test doc-
tors perform. And it’s the component you want more of, “Recent studies indicate that the antioxidant and anti-inflam-
because increasing HDL helps lower your risk of heart disease. matory properties of HDL also inhibit atherogenesis,” says the
A recent report from an expert panel of the National Cholesterol
10 Ways to Increase Good Cholesterol
Education Program (NCEP) notes that although LDL or “bad”
cholesterol has gotten most of the attention, there’s growing What many people don’t know is that some diet and lifestyle
evidence that HDL plays an important role. changes may help to increase “good” cholesterol levels.
Here are a few fast facts about “good” cholesterol from the Here are some of the contenders:
1. Orange Juice. Drinking three cups of orange juice a day
" HDL cholesterol normally makes up 20%-30% of your total increased HDL levels by 21% over three weeks, according
blood cholesterol. to a small British study (at 330 calories, that’s quite a nutri-
" There’s some evidence that HDL helps protect against the tional commitment). This study could be highlighting an
accumulation of plaques (fatty deposits) in the arteries. effect from high-antioxidant fruits and vegetables. Stay
" Research suggests that a 1% decrease in HDL cholesterol is tuned in the years to come.
linked to a 2%-3% increase in heart disease risk.
" In prospective studies - that is, studies that follow partici- 2. Niacin. There is some evidence niacin (vitamin B3) helps
pants for a certain period to watch for outcomes -- HDL usu- increase HDL. Michael Poon, MD, chief of cardiology at
ally proves to be the lipid risk factor most linked to heart dis- the Cabrini Medical Center in New York, says people with
ease risk. low HDL levels might benefit from taking 500 milligrams
" HDL cholesterol levels are thought to have a genetic factor in of niacin each day, building up to 1,000 milligrams a day.
some people. But he warns that supplemental niacin “can have some side
" Women typically have higher HDL cholesterol levels than effects and is not for everybody, particularly for people who
men. About a third of men and about a fifth of women have already have high HDL levels. “He says anyone taking
HDL levels below 40 mg/dL. (Doctors consider levels of niacin supplements should be monitored by a doctor. Short
less than 40 mg/dL to be low.) of supplements, many foods contain niacin as well. Here
are a few:
Researchers from the Netherlands who analyzed 60 studies
concluded that the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL (in which Food - Amount of niacin:
your total cholesterol number is divided by your HDL number)
is a better marker for coronary artery disease than LDL mea- # White-meat chicken, 3.5 oz cooked - 13.4 mg
surement alone. # Mackerel, 3.5 oz cooked - 10.7 mg
# Trout, 3.5 oz, cooked - 8.8 mg
“Boosting HDL is the next frontier in heart disease prevention,” # Salmon, 3.5 oz cooked - 8 mg
says P.K. Shah, MD, director of cardiology at Cedars-Sinai # Veal, 3.5 oz cooked - about 8 mg (ranges from 6.4 - 9.3)
Medical Center in Los Angeles. Shah says that if the new drugs # Dark-meat chicken, 3.5 oz cooked - 7.1 mg
designed to increase HDL levels prove effective, they could # Lamb, 3.5 oz cooked - 6.6 mg
potentially reduce the number of heart attacks and strokes by # White-meat turkey, 3.5 oz cooked - 6.2 mg
80% to 90% -- and save millions of lives. HDL-boosting drugs # Ground beef, 3.5 oz cooked - 5.3 mg
42 The Bridge November 2006
10 WAYS TO HELP BOOST ‘GOOD’ CHOLESTEROL BY ELAINE MAGEE MPH, RD
# Peanuts, 1/4 cup - 5.3 mg fat), and a possible enhancement in blood vessel function.
# Pork, 3.5 oz cooked - about 4.8 mg (ranges from 4.1 - 5.4) Other studies have shown a decrease in LDL cholesterol
# Peanut butter, 2 tablespoons - 4.4 mg (about 3%) and triglycerides (about 6%) with about three
# Beef steak, 3.5 oz cooked - about 4.1 mg (ranges from 3.6 - 4.5) servings of soy a day. That adds up to 1 pound of tofu, or
three soy shakes.
3. Glycemic Load. The glycemic load is basically a ranking of
how much a standard serving of a particular food raises your 6. Enough Time. Make sure you give soy some time. An
blood sugar. And as the glycemic load in your diet goes up, analysis of 23 studies on soy found that improvements in
HDL cholesterol appears to go down, according to a small HDL cholesterol were only seen in those studies lasting
recent study. Along these lines, the NCEP report recom- longer than three months.
mends that most of our carbohydrate intake come from
whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and fat-free and low-fat 7. Alcohol in Moderation. Drinking moderate amounts of
dairy products. These foods tend to be on the lower end of alcohol, especially with meals, appears to do two things to
the glycemic scale. help reduce heart disease risk. According to researcher
Byung-Hong Chung, Ph.D., it increases HDL cholesterol
4. Choosing Better Fats. Replacing saturated fats with mono levels, and enhances the movement of cholesterol deposits
unsaturated fats can not only help reduce levels of “bad” out of cells in the artery walls.
cholesterol, it may also increase levels of “good” choles-
terol, according to the Food & Fitness Advisor newsletter 8. Aerobic exercise. At least 30 minutes on most days of the
from Cornell University’s Center for Women’s Healthcare. week is the exercise prescription that can help raise your
HDL, according to many health care professionals.
5. Soy. Add heart health to the list of potential benefits from
soy. A recent analysis found that soy protein, plus the 9. Stopping smoking. Experts agree that kicking the habit can
isoflavones found in soy “raised HDL levels 3%, which increase your HDL numbers a bit, too.
could reduce coronary heart disease risk about 5%,” says
Mark Messina, Ph.D., a nationally known soy expert. 10. Losing weight. Being overweight or obese contributes to
Messina notes that soy also may lead to a small reduction in low HDL cholesterol levels, and is listed as one of the caus-
LDL cholesterol and triglycerides (another type of blood es of low HDL, according to the NCEP.
PEBBLES & SAND UNKNOWN AUTHOR
When things in your life seem almost too much table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively fill-
to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not ing the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the
coffee. “Now,” said the professor, as the laughter subsided, “I want
you to recognize that this jar represents your life The golf balls
A professor stood before his philosophy class are the important things -- your family, your children, your
and had some items in front of him. When the health, your friends, and your favorite passions-- things that if
class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very everything else was lost and only they remained, your life
large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with would still be full.
golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They
agreed that it was. “The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your
house, your car. The sand is everything else -- the small stuff,
So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured “If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued, “there is
them into the jar He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled no room for the pebbles or the golf balls The same goes for life.
into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you
students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was. will never have room for the things that are important to you.”
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into
the jar Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups.
once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18 holes. There
unanimous “yes!” will always be time to clean the house, and fix the disposal.
Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter. Set
The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the your priorities. The rest is just sand.”
44 The Bridge November 2006
LIST OF ADVERTISERS NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS
Absinthe........................Front Inside Cover 2 Elizabeth Gallo 22 Kyle Meade
APC Interiors ................Back Inside Cover 3 Nancy Dockerty Kari Soltys
Attain Your Dreams ................................22 7 Diana Swords 23 Jennifer DeWolff
Barbara Hill ............................................14 10 Priscilla Missita 25 Jaime Veccia
Ber-KirA Learning Center ......................13 13 Laurie Dankowski 26 Lori Fertel
Carolyn Cole Arnold, Psy.D., P.A ..........16 16 Lara Carter 27 Lizzy Bush
17 Derinda Lewis 28 Mary Margaret Gentile
Cohen Laser and Vision Center ..............38
22 Michelle Duffy 29 Leslie Jackson
Devcon..........................Front Inside Cover
Dr. Derke Friedman................................................................44
Formal Accents, LLC ............................................................18 LITTLE LEAGUERS
From Roehm with Love ........................................................26
Home Improvements ..............................................................11 THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF BOCA RATON MEMBERSHIP WOULD LIKE TO
Jacqueline Moroco, D.D.S., M.S. ..........................................18 CONGRATULATE THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS ON THE ARRIVAL OF THEIR
Janie Lott, Inc.........................................................................15 LITTLE LEAGUER:
Leon Loard ............................................................................27
Lynn University Family Holiday Concert................................6 Kimmie and Matt Whelchel on the birth of their daughter,
Lynn University’s Tom Kelley Lecture..................................10 Makayla Rose, born September 16th, 6 lbs. 4 oz.
Monogram Closet ..................................................................28 Christiane and Tom Head on the birth of their daughter, Awbrey
Mark Wilt ..............................................................................13 Miquette-Elizabeth, born October 4th, 7 lb, 5 oz., 20 in.
Michele Broadfoot........................................Back Inside Cover
Opus South Corp. ..................................................................23
Personal Senior Services, Inc.................................................29 PASSINGS
Pilates of Boca........................................................................12
Reagan Such & Lou Ann Such ..............................................31 THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF BOCA RATON MEMBERSHIP WOULD LIKE TO
Robin Philpit ..........................................................................19 EXTEND THEIR SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO THE FOLLOWING MEMBER
Steven R. Alman, D.M.D., F.A.G.D. ......................................35 AND HER FAMILY:
Tips on Trips & Camps ..........................................................17
Woolbright Developments, Inc. ............................................37 Millie Strickroot on the death of her beloved great aunt.
TRANSITION REPORT FOR
SEPT. 2006 SUBMITTED BY LINDA DONOGHUE
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you have rekindled all of our flames
by your kindness, helpfulness, cheeriness,
We extend a
and humor. You set an example for all of us to
aspire. Thank you for coming into our lives,
to our new Office Manager, we love you and wish you all the
JODY CRUDEN. happiness life has to offer.
The Membership of the Your friends always,
Junior League of Boca Raton JLBR Membership
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Day Day Begins 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Election Day Bogart Event Veteran’s 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
7-10 pm Day
Board Meeting 29 30 31
12 13 14 General 15 16 17 18
Membership Wrapping that
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New 22 23 24 25
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