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                                                    FLORIDA                                                                           • R E A L E S TAT E

                                                                                                                                      • GARDEN
                     AUGUST 18, 2007

                PalmBeachPost.com                                                                                                        • DESIGN                                        Greek yogurt:
                                                                                                                                                                                   What it is. How to make it.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Martha Stewart, 10H

                                        NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE WEEK

                                Ocean Ridge
              ‘No matter where you live, you can walk to the beach.’
                 In this tiny town by the sea, the sidewalks are sacred, the Seaside Deli is the place
                    for sandwiches, and, in addition to heat, the police are packing doggie treats.

                                                                                                                                                                                                               Photo by KAKI HOLT

                                                                                                                                                                        EVERY WEEK, A GREAT PLANT FOR YOUR GARDEN

                                                                                                                                                                                      THIS WEEK:
                                                                                                                                                                               Pitch Apple (clusia rosea)
                                                                                                                                                                           Why we like it: The broad leathery leaves of
                                                                                                                                                                        this native evergreen tree can be written on with
                                                                                                                                                                        a fingernail. In summer, showy pink and white
                                                                                                                                                                        flowers appear at night before ripening into light
                                                                                                                                                                        green, poisonous ‘apples.’ Eventually, the fruit turns
                                                                                                                                                                        black, slits open and reveals bright red seeds. The
                                                                                                                                                                        resinous material around the seeds was once used
                                                                                                                                                                        as caulking for ships, hence the name.
                                                                                                                                                                           How to grow it: Pitch apple is especially
                                                                                                                                                                        attractive espaliered. It works well near decks and
                                                                                                                                                                        patios as its dense canopy doesn’t reach taller than
                                                                                                                           BRUCE R. BENNETT/Staff Photographer
                                                                                                                                                                        30 feet. It also tolerates salt water and winds as
          SHE WROTE THE BOOK ON OCEAN RIDGE: After moving in 14 years ago, Gail Adams Aaskov fell so hard for her new home that                                         well as drought. Plant in full sun to partial shade.
          she began publishing a free quarterly town newspaper and also wrote The History of Ocean Ridge. In 1993, she and her husband,                                    Where to buy it: Widely available.
          Walter, custom-built their 4,600-square-foot home, where they live with their dogs, Inky and Ginger. Their story, 8H                                                                                    — Kaki     Holt
                                                                                                                                                                                   Z More garden tips and news:
                                                                                                                                                                                      In your garden, 4H
              THE REAL-ESTATE                                                                                                Ocean Ave.
                 MARKET IN                                                                                        Boynton                       A1A

               OCEAN RIDGE                                                                                         Beach
             Total number of homes:

                                                                                                                Woolbright Rd.

                                                                                                                           al Waterw

           Homes listed for sale:
                                                                   ON THE MARKET                                                     Breezes

   Median single-family sales price last year:               $2.68 million (27 Hibiscus Way)

             $1.4 million
                                                          3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 4,630 square feet with boat
                                                         dock, heated pool and shared ownership in 200 feet                                 BRENNAN KING/Staff Artist

                                                                                                                                                                            A TREASURE WITH
                                                          of beach and dune. Listed by Ocean Ridge Realty.

                                                      INSIDE, 3H & 8H:                                                                                                      A TIMELESS STORY
                                         Z Complete sales history and a detailed map of 2006-07 sales
                                    Z Neighborhood profile, what residents say, plus more homes on the market                                                                LOOK WHAT WE FOUND, 5H

                                                                               How do I know if a home                         that a product doesn’t release harmful            protect the environment.
                        Tips from the                                          product is really ‘green’?
                                                                                                                               indoor toxins. With wood products,
                                                                                                                               certification from the Forest Stewardship
                                                                                                                                                                                    “Green Seal” certifies things such
                                                                                                                                                                                 as paint, household cleaners and paper

                    HOME TEAM
                                                                                                                               Council means the wood comes from a               products.
                                                                             Answer: To avoid being “greenwashed”              responsibly managed forest.                          All these programs have Web sites
                                                                          by companies making unproven earth-                     For appliances and light bulbs, look           with lists of approved “green” items for
                                                                          friendly claims, look for third-party                for the “EnergyStar” label, which is a            your home.
                                                                          certification that the product is non-toxic          certification from the U.S. Department
                    Z For mortgage and gardening tips:                                                                                                                                      — Bernadette Upton, EcoDecor,
                                                                          and made from renewable resources.                   of Energy and the EPA that the product                                    North Palm Beach
                 Meet the Home Team, Page 9H                                 The “Greenguard” label certifies                  uses less water and energy and helps
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2H         THE PALM BEACH POST   •    SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2007

JUST SOLD                                             How homes are selling in your neighborhood
                                                      Just Sold highlights homes that recently sold throughout Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie
                                                      counties. Realtors are invited to e-mail photos and listings to justsold@pbpost.com.

                                                                                     JUST MOVED IN!

             $246,600 in Lake Park
                     (323 Bayberry Drive)                                                                                                                 $450,000 in Palm Beach Shores
Neighborhood or subdivision: Kelsey City                                                                                                                                  (315 Tacoma Lane)
The house: A 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1,575-square-foot
single-family home built in 1960.                                                                                    DAMON HIGGINS/Staff Photographer   The house: A 2-bedroom, 2-bath, 1,752-square-foot
                                                                                                                                                        single-family home built in 1955.
Amenities: New roof, updated kitchen and bath
                                                                                                                                                        Amenities: Stamped concrete driveway, lush
Sold by: Chauncey Gelin, Property Expo Center
Listed by: Michael DeSouza, Keller Williams Realty                                         Mark Palermo,                                                landscaping, near the Intracoastal
                                                                                                                                                        Sold by: Pamela L. Murray, Community Real Estate
                                                                                            Lake Worth                                                  Services
                                                                                                                                                        Listed by: Sherry Temple, Illustrated Properties
                                                                           His home: A 2,473-square-foot, 4-bedroom, 21⁄2-bath single-
                                                                        family home in the Journeys End subdivision in suburban
                                                                        Lake Worth. Mark paid $391,112 for the house, which was
                                                                        built in 2002.
                                                                           How he found it: Mark, a licensed Realtor who had lived
                                                                        in a townhome in Boynton Beach, decided last year he
                                                                        wanted to spread out into a single-family home. He ended
                                                                        up in Journeys End, a gated community off Jog Road just
                                                                        south of Lantana Road.
                                                                           Real-estate agent Randy Bianchi at Paradise Proper-
                                                                        ties of Florida helped him find the single-story home on
                                                                        a lake he was looking for, and Mark couldn’t say enough
                                                                        nice things about him: “Even a Realtor needs help buying a
                                                                        home, and Paradise and Randy made the negotiating easy
                                                                        and my personal buying experience a pleasure.”
                                                                           Why he loves it: “I like the area: It’s very well-maintained
                                                                        with a nice mix of families and quiet. The home is U-
                                                                        shaped, very social and open, and it has a view of the lake.”
                                                                           Seller’s Realtor: Kristen Adams-Kearney, Keller Williams
            $436,050 in Lake Worth                                      Realty
                                                                                                                    — Margaret McKenzie                   $6,100,000 in West Palm Beach
                      (534 S. Palmway)                                                                                                                                (622 N. Flagler Drive, #604)
The house: A 4-bedroom, 3-bath, 2,640-square-foot                                                                                                       Neighborhood or subdivision: One Watermark Place
single-family home built in 1920.                                                                                                                       The unit: A 4-bedroom, 41⁄2-bath, 5,650-square-foot
Amenities: Huge corner lot, pool, fireplace in master                             > Did you recently buy a home?                                        condominium built in 2003.
bedroom and living room, pecky cypress ceilings                                                                                                         Amenities: Concierge, valet, fitness, pool, spa, marina
Sold by: Mary Martin, Continental Properties
                                                                            Want to be featured in a ‘Just Moved In’ story?
                                                                                                                                                        Sold by: Gloria Blackburn, Sotheby’s International Realty
Listed by: Steve & Lauren Hollander, Hollander Real                        Please e-mail Margaret McKenzie at mmckenzie@pbpost.com,
                                                                                     with ‘Just Moved In’ in the subject line.                          Listed by: Elaine Edwards, Sotheby’s International Realty
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                                                                                                                                                                                THE PALM BEACH POST           •       SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2007          3H

                                                            N E I G H BO R H O O D O F T H E W E E K
                                                       How residents live, and how homes are selling in one South Florida community
                                                                   This week: The town of Ocean Ridge

                                                  Mayberry by the Sea
        Small-town charm meets oceanfront luxury in this 3-mile strip of beachfront along A1A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BRUCE R. BENNETT/Staff Photographer

          ‘I WANTED A LITTLE PLACE BY THE OCEAN’: Marie Speed (with Sophie) moved to Ocean Ridge 17 years ago. She paid $140,000 for her home in 2000. See her story, below.

                      By PAUL LOMARTIRE                                         Home sales 2006-07                                                                                  What residents say …
                   Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

              cean Ridge is a tiny town with a big
                                                                                                                                                                                        MARIE SPEED
                                                                                               Lake                    Harbour Dr.
              attraction: No one who lives there is                                           Worth
              more than a half-mile from the ocean.


         “Everyone can walk to the beach,” says Pam

      Shudlick, a Wisconsin transplant who has lived                                           Sailfish                                                                       HER HOME: 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, built in 1961,
                                                                                                 Dr.                                     r.
      in Ocean Ridge for 23 years. “I feel like the                                                                       and
                                                                                                                              D                                                 with screened Florida room, bamboo floors
      chamber of commerce, but we have no com-                                                                         Isl
                                                                       Boynton                            Sa
                                                                                                              bal                                                                     and a Key West-style front porch.
      merce.”                                                           Beach
         Residents pay anywhere from $900 a month

                                                                                                                                                                              WHEN SHE MOVED IN: In 1990 as a renter; she
                                                                                                                        S. Ocean Blvd

      for a rental to $8.5 million for an oceanfront                                                Spanish                                                                bought the home in 2000.
      mansion to live in this 3-mile strip that lies                                                                                                                          WHAT SHE PAID: $140,000
                                                                                                           River Dr.

      between Boynton Beach and the ocean.                                                                                                                                    WHY SHE LOVES IT: With healthy good humor,
         With 700 single-family homes and 850                                                                                                                              Marie Speed will tell you that a town commissioner
      condos and townhouses ranging from a half-                                                    Inlet Cay Dr.                                                          once referred to her neighborhood at the south end
      century-old to brand-new, Ocean Ridge puts                                                                                                                           of Ocean Ridge as a “shantytown.”
      Old Florida and New Florida side by side. Few                                                                                                                           She’s a group editor at JES Publishing, which
      homes are listed as historic, and tear-downs are                                                                                                                     produces Boca Raton magazine and Florida Table
      common, but older homes that recall the area                                             Ocean                                                                       magazine, a new culinary monthly now taking up
      as it was decades ago still remain, especially in                                        Ridge                                                                       most of Speed’s talents.
      the south end, which borders the mobile-home                                                                                                                            When she mentally goes down her street
      community Briny Breezes.                                                                                                                                             ticking off what her neighbors do for a living, it’s an
         “There’s something charming and a bit                                                                                                                             impressive list for a “shantytown.”
                                                                                         Ocean Ave.                                                                           “We have new neighbors, doctors in their 40s,”
      bohemian about a beach-side town,” says Marie
      Speed, a magazine editor and resident. “Our                                        Hudson Ave.                                                                       she begins, moving on to “a retired couple from
      houses are closer together. Everybody knows                                                                                                                          the Carolinas who have been here, like, 50 years,

      everybody. We take our cars to be fixed and                                                                                                                          a graphic designer, antique dealers, a plumber,
      buy our gas from Vin at the Texaco station, and                                                                                                                      filmmaker, a handyman, a holistic healer and a
      Jim (Weege) is our vet. We get our breakfast                                                     Engle                                                               postal worker. “We have people from the Philippines,

      sandwiches at the Seaside (Deli & Market),                                             Anna       Dr.                                                                Trinidad and England.”
      where Hughie or his son, Richie, make them.”                                           St.                                                                              The Florida native came to Ocean Ridge 17 years
         “Sidewalks are important in Ocean Ridge,”                                                                                                                         ago from Atlantic Beach near Jacksonville to work
      says Betty Bingham, a town commissioner.
                                                                                                                                                                           for JES.
      “People want to walk their dogs and stop to talk                                                                                        Atlantic                        “I wanted a little place by the ocean and had no
                                                                                                                                               Ocean                       idea I couldn’t afford to live by the ocean down here.
      about what’s happening with their mother, their
      children, catch up on news.”                                                  Ocean                                                                                  But I had a wonderful Realtor, and we drove down
         But while the small-town feel has remained                                                                                                                        this street, and they were putting a “For Rent” sign
                                                                         Hibiscus Harbour Cir.
      constant, Ocean Ridge has changed dramatical-                        Way                                                                                             up.”
      ly from its beginnings as a snowbird sanctuary.                                Adams Rd.                                                                                Neighbors come together for beach bonfires and
         “I’ve been here 27 years,” says Karen Hanc-                                                                                                                       turtle walks in June and July.
      sak, the town clerk. “Once, you could count                     Woolbright Rd.                                         Town of Ocean Ridge                              “Our neighborhood is not over-gentrified,” she
      the children on one or two hands. But now the                                                                          April 2006 to                                 says. “It’s one of the few beach communities left
                                                                                                                             March 2007 sales                              on the east coast of Florida. I don’t think there are
      homes have recycled into family homes. It’s                                                                                   $540,000 - $750,000
      now a working town, not all retirees.”                                                                                                                               any like this left. There are no high-rises and no
                                                                                                                                    $750,001 - $1 million                  McMansions at the south end of Ocean Ridge.”
         The original town hall was razed Thursday.                                                                                 $1 million - $1.5 million                 And the reason she could never leave is simple.
      Two large trailers now house the town offices                                                                                 $1.5 million - $2 million                 “When you look out my windows, you see palm
      and a 15-member police force while a new hall                   Briny                                                         $2 million - $3.45 million
                                                                                                                                                                           trees and blue skies.”
      and a police department are built. Fire protec-                 Breezes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 — Paul Lomartire
      tion is provided by the Boynton Beach Fire
                                                                                                                                               BRENNAN KING/Staff Artist
         Ocean Ridge residents came together with
                                                                      Z How single-family homes, condos and townhomes                                                               Z More residents’ stories: Page 8H
                                    See OCEAN RIDGE, 8H >                          have sold in the past 8 years: Page 8H

APPRAISE THIS!                                                                                                                                                                                                                   How to have your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 item appraised
       Cash in the Attic star and Martin County resident Tim Luke appraises Post readers’                                                                                                                                           for FREE!
                               treasures each week in Florida Home.                                                                                                                                                              E-mail a brief description
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             of the item and the story of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             how you came to own it.
                This week: Jan Donovan of Tequesta                                                                                                                                                                               You must include at least
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             one photograph of the item,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             your name and daytime
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             phone number. If selected,
   Her treasure: A turtle flask she thinks was       ferences between the rare items showcased                                                                                                                               you will be invited to bring
used during the Revolutionary War.                   on the program and what most people have in                                                                                                                             your item to The Palm Beach
   What she thought it was worth: Maybe $20,000.     their closets. Unfortunately, this is not like any-                                                                                                                     Post to have a personal
   The story: ‘‘My grandmother bought this           thing you would have seen on the show. This is                                                                                                                          appraisal by Tim Luke. You
at an antique show in the 1920s, probably in         an early 20th-century ceramic piece. It’s a fun,                                                                                                                        will be photographed for an
Cleveland, Ohio,’’ Jan said. ‘‘I saw something       little, decorative turtle flask, but not something                                                                                                                      upcoming Appraise This!
similar on Antiques Roadshow that they said          that would have been used during the Revolu-                                                                                                                            entry. Sorry, but we cannot
was worth a lot of money.’’                          tionary War.”                                                                                                                                                           accept entries through the
   The Luke lowdown: “I hear this a lot,” said           The verdict: It’s worth about $2.50.                                                                                                                                mail.
Luke who was once an Antiques Roadshow                                              — Barbara Marshall                                                                                                                           E-mail appraisethis@
appraiser. “But there are usually crucial dif-                                                                                                                                              TIM STEPIEN/Staff Photographer   palmbeachpost.com.
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4H     THE PALM BEACH POST       •    SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2007

 Mushrooms result of rainy season                                                                                                                              THE CALENDAR
                                                                                                                                                                                                    will follow. Guests welcome. Call
                                                                                                                                                                TODAY                               Jeff at (561) 756-4370.
   Question: As of late, in my front                                                                    or dig them up and air-dry and store                                                            The Tropical Orchid
lawn, I have had an invasion of mush-                                                                   the new corms for planting during the                      Wildlife Safari: Take a          Society meets at 7:30 p.m.
rooms. I’m guessing they’re not edible,                                                                 next season.                                           guided safari tracking wildlife      Thursday, at Mounts Botanical
so how do I eradicate them properly?                                                                       Q: For several years we have had                    at Riverbend Park, 9060              Garden, 531 N. Military Trail,
   Answer: The appearance of mush-                                                                      four ponytail palms in containers on                   Indiantown Road, Jupiter, at         West Palm Beach, for its annual
rooms, like the absence of snowbirds,                                                                   our balcony. All of a sudden, the new                  8:30 a.m. For all ages. Free. Call   orchid auction. Call Cheryl at
is a typical byproduct of our summer                                                                    growth center is giving up all of its                  (561) 741-1359.                      (561) 329-4390.
rainy season. You can pull the mush-                                                                    new growth and looking “chewed”                            Tropical Ranch Botanical
                   rooms up (use gloves,                                                                where it detaches from the plant. Any                  Gardens Plant Sale: From
                   please) or mow them                                                                  thoughts?                                              9 a.m.- 3 p.m. today, 1905           ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS
                   down, but there re-                                                                     A: While the ponytail (Beaucarnea                   S.W. Ranch Trail in the Tropical
                   ally is no way to keep                                                               recurvata) is occasionally affected                    Farms area of Martin County.
                   them from popping                                                                    by mealybugs and scale, for which                                                               Lizards: Kids 3-6 years
                                                                                                                                                               See hundreds of rare and             old learn all about lizards
                   up again when the                                                                    you can treat the foliage with a dilute                unusual plants from large palms
                   ground is wet.                                                                       soapwater spray, the problem more                                                           from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday,
                                                                                                                                                               to plants perfect for container      at Daggerwing Nature Center,
                      The most common                                                                   likely is root rot.                                    gardening. Call (772) 283-
                   rainy season mush-                                                                      Unpot the plant and snip off any                                                         South County Regional Park,
      Ron                                                                                                                                                      5565 or visit www.tropicalranch      11200 Park Access Road, in
    Sympson        room in South Florida                                                                wet, brown roots. If the plant is root-                botanicalgardens.com.
                   is called the green-                                                                 bound, slice off the bottom of the root-                                                    western Boca Raton. Fee: $4.
                                                                                                                                                                   Mounts Botanical Garden          Reservations are required. Call
                   gilled lepiota (Chloro-                                                              ball and loosen the remaining roots.                   Presents A Shady Affair:
phyllum molybdites). This mushroom                                                                      Repot the ponytail in a clean, sterile                                                      (561) 488-9953.
                                                                                                                                                               From 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Saturday            Eco-Watch: Learn about
has a beige cap that can grow up to 5                                                                   container, upsizing if necessary, with                 and Sunday, Mounts Botanical
inches in width. The mushroom’s gills,                                                                  new potting soil.                                                                           the natural world from local
                                                                                                                                                               Garden, 531 N. Military Trail,       experts from 7-8:30 p.m.
as its name implies, are green.                                                                            Though sometimes called a palm,                     West Palm Beach, will offer
   You are correct in assuming they                                                                     the ponytail is actually a succulent re-                                                    Tuesday, at Gumbo Limbo
                                                                                                                                                               informative lectures, a plant        Nature Center, 1801 N. Ocean
are inedible. In fact, they are poison-                       Photo courtesy Arizona State University   lated to aloe, so go easy on the water.                sale by top shade-loving plant
ous, and eating any part of the mush-                                                                                                                                                               Blvd., Boca Raton. Alyssa Dodd
                                                                                                                                                               growers, and a silent auction of     of the University of Florida’s
room can cause nausea, vomiting,               What’s not for dinner: The green-gilled                  Ron Sympson is a landscape designer                    plants. Lectures include Kitty
cramps and diarrhea.                           mushroom is the most common in South                                                                                                                 Institute of Food and Agricultural
                                                                                                        and consultant and the author of books                 Phillips, of the Palm Society,       Sciences will discuss the Lake
   Q: My bottlebrush tree has bloomed          Florida, and it’s highly poisonous.                      on Florida gardening. You can send                     speaking on “Right Palm,
only once in the last four years. Any                                                                                                                                                               Worth Lagoon. For ages 14 and
                                                                                                        e-mails to ronsympson @aol.com; or                     Right Place”, Charlie McDaniel       older, but an adult must sign-
suggestions about what I should do to         more widespread planting of raspber-                      write to 11691 Dawn Cowrie Drive, Fort                 speaking on “The Versatility of
help it along?                                                                                                                                                                                      up and participate. Free, but
                                              ries to help compensate for the loss of                   Myers, FL 33908.                                       Shade Plants”, Steven Royer, of      reservations are required. Call
   A: For best blooming, the bottle-          other crops destroyed by Hurricane                                                                               Mounts Botanical Garden, will
brush (various species of Callistemon,                                                                                                                                                              (561) 338-1473.
                                              Andrew in 1992. For more information,                                                                            present “Ferns for the Shade
zones 9-11, native to Australia, mod-         contact your local Cooperative Exten-                      HARDINESS ZONES                                       Garden” and Mounts Board
erate salt tolerance) needs full sun,         sion office or the Florida Institute                      Manatee Hardee
                                                                                                                               Okeechobee                      member Doris Happel will speak       UPCOMING
good drainage and triannual applica-          of Food and Agricultural Sciences                                                       St. Lucie                on “Adding Color to Your Garden
tions of an acid fertilizer — labeled         (www.ifas.ufl.edu) at (352) 392-1971.                              De Soto
                                                                                                                                        Martin                 with Begonias”. Admission is $5
for azaleas or palms. The bottlebrush            Q: I planted some gladiolus in
                                                                                                                                                               entrance donation; members               Florida Master Naturalist
disdains alkaline soil.                                                                                       Charlotte Glades                                                                      Program Freshwater
                                              March and they bloomed with beauti-                                                                              and children under age 10 enter
   Q: I fertilize my plants and keep the      ful colors. After blooming, I cut them                                        Hendry
                                                                                                                                                               free. For more information, call     Wetlands Course will be
                                                                                                                    Lee                Beach
beds heavily mulched for water con-           back to about 3 inches. Will they come                    Average                                                (561) 233-1757.                      offered from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
servation and weed control. Does the          back?
                                                                                                                                                                   Smart Watering Seminar:          Saturdays for six weeks,
                                                                                                        temperatures                   Broward
mulch take away from the fertilizer’s            A: They should come back. The                                           Collier                               Get tips from the experts on         from Sept. 8- Oct. 13, at
effectiveness?                                gladiolus (various species of Gladiolus,                                                                         watering your landscape at           the Palm Beach County
                                                                                                          Zone 9
   A: Quite the contrary. As mulch de-        zones 9-10, South Africa, not salt-toler-                  (20°-30°)                     Miami-                  11 a.m. at the Smith & Hawken        Cooperative Extension, 531
cays, it adds organic matter to the soil,     ant) is a member of the Iris family and                                    Monroe
                                                                                                                                                               Florida Store, 11701 Lake            North Military Trail, Mounts
which promotes good drainage and              blooms in the cooler months.                                Zone 10                                              Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm          Building Auditorium, West
adds to the effectiveness of fertilizer.         After blooming, the plants should                       (30°-40°)                                             Beach Gardens. Call (561)            Palm Beach. Topics include
   Q: Is it possible to grow raspberries      be cut back, allowing new under-                                                                                 776-4201.                            concepts of ecosystem
in South Florida? Any special needs?          ground corms to grow on top of the                          Zone 11          The K
                                                                                                                                eys                                                                 processes, identification of
   A: In fact, the state is encouraging       old ones. You can leave them there,                        (Above 40°)                                                                                plants and wildlife and the
                                                                                                                                       STAFF GRAPHIC
                                                                                                                                                                SUNDAY                              role of humans in shaping
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Florida’s environment. Cost is
                                                                                                                                                                                                    $225, which includes materials.
                                                                                                                                                                  Water is the Life Line:           Register online before Aug. 27
                                                                                                                                                               Discover 5 miles of lakes,

  Summer is a good time to replace your lawn
                                                                                                                                                                                                    at www.MasterNaturalist.org or
                                                                                                                                                               ponds, sloughs, runs and             call Alyssa Dodd at (561) 233-
                                                                                                                                                               swamps and learn how our             1725.
                                                                                                                                                               waterways provide a habitat for
                                                                                                                                                               local wildlife from 9-11 a.m.
   Maintaining a beautiful                                             hiring a lawn maintenance                       then lightly raked in.                  Sunday, at Riverbend Park,            UPCOMING
lawn is a real challenge in                                            service or contractor.                              Irrigate newly seeded               9060 Indiantown Road, Jupiter.
our area and time will take                                                When it’s first put in, the                 areas at least once a day for           Free. Call (561) 741-1359.
its toll on established lawns,                                         grass should be watered                         5 or 10 minutes to keep the                                                      Lake Placid Caladium
often declining to the point                                           every day, and after a week                     upper inch of soil moist.                                                    Festival Bus Trip: Make
                                                                                                                                                                                                    your reservations now to join
of requiring replacement.                    Gene Joyner               or two, watering can be                         Within a few weeks, the                  MEETINGS                            Heathcote Botanical Garden
   If you want to replace or                                           gradually reduced.                              grass seed will germinate
redo a lawn, summer is a                                                   Allowing new sod to                         and within a month or two,                                                   members on this trip to Lake
good time to do it.                                                    become dry is asking for                        it should be filled in nicely.             The Florida Native Plant          Placid, also called the City
   One thing that helps is       or two for the chemical to            trouble. It turns brown very                        Do not mow newly sod-               Society meets at                     of Murals, for the Caladium
frequent moisture, which         take effect and then re-sod.          quickly because of the lack                     ded or seeded areas for                 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Mounts         Festival on Aug. 25. Cost is $45
we are getting with our             If you have weeds, put-            of root development.                            at least one month so the               Botanical Garden, 531 N.             for Heathcote members, $55 for
summer rains. Also warmer        ting new sod in without                   Don’t fertilize new sod                     grass has time to get well-             Military Trail, West Palm Beach.     nonmembers, includes round-
temperatures help grass          getting rid of them first is          for at least one month after                    established. Watch these                Carl Terwilliger, owner of           trip bus fare and a grower-
take root quickly, and we        asking for trouble, because           installation, because it                        areas carefully for signs of            Meadownbeauty Nursery, will          guided tour of the caladium
certainly have enough            the weeds will quickly                doesn’t have enough of a                        pests and diseases.                     speak about the native plants of     fields. Reservations are needed.
warm temperatures.               infest the new grass.                 root system to effectively                                                              Palm Beach County. Plant raffle      Call (772) 464-4672.
   If you have a small area         Also, make sure you buy            absorb the fertilizer.                          Check out your local garden
to re-sod, you can consider      good quality sod from repu-               Planting seeds is another                   center or retail nursery for
doing it yourself.               table dealers. Sometimes              option.                                         more ideas, or call the Palm
   First, go in and remove       poor quality sod is weed-                 The major grass grown                       Beach County Extension                   Put your announcement in the calendar!
any weeds and dead grass.        infested.                             from seed in our area is                        Service at (561) 233-1750 in
Some people will spray it           If you have big areas              Bahia, which can be bought                      the north and central county            Send gardening events at least two weeks in advance to
with Roundup or similar          to sod or it’s going to be            at larger garden centers and                    area or (561) 276-1260 in               Janis Fontaine, Garden Calendar, Florida Home section,
herbicides and allow a week      too large of a job, consider          can be put over the soil and                    south county.                                                 .O.
                                                                                                                                                               The Palm Beach Post, P Box 24700, West Palm Beach, FL
                                                                                                                                                               33416-4700, or fax to: (561) 820-4472.

              Fertilizers, pesticides not all bad                                                                                                              SOLUTIONS
    A few readers have writ-                                               Another misconception is                    by professionals in the land-           Here are the answers to the
ten in to chastise me for                                               that all inorganic fertilizers                 scape industry. The need                Patio Page puzzles found on Page 6H.
recommending fertilizers                                                are “chemical” and there-                      for products that are less
and pesticides, which they                                              fore bad. Inorganic fertil-                    harmful to the environment
fear may be harmful to the                                              izers are made of the same                     has been recognized by the
environment. Here’s where I           Stephanie Bledsoe                 nutrients that organic fertil-                 Environmental Protection
stand on the organic vs. non-           The Plant Professor
                                                                        izers are broken down into                     Agency, which has pulled
organic gardening debate.                                               by nature. Plants take up                      many harmful pesticides off
    There is great potential                                            nutrients in specific forms                    the shelf and is currently
for pesticide misuse in          mized, and the least damag-            no matter what the source.                     phasing out many more.
Florida’s $5.26 billion land-    ing chemical pesticides are            Plants generally respond                           There are some very
scape industry. Home- and        used only when necessary               better to inorganic fertil-                    good “biopesticides” avail-
business owners can spend        to treat plant pests.                  izers because the nutrients                    able that I recommend for
$100,000 or more on land-           There is a perception               are supplied in a form that                    certain problems such as
scapes whose sole purpose        among some interest groups             can be taken up immediate-                     mites, thrips, caterpillars,
is to add aesthetic value to     that ALL chemicals con-                ly by roots without waiting                    and soft-bodied insects, but
their properties, and main-      taminate lakes, oceans, and            for microbial processing to                    some infestations are not ef-
tenance costs average an         drinking water. This is not            occur in the soil.                             fectively controlled by such
additional $2,500 per year.      true. Many are broken down                The main issue with                         products.
    People who spend this        quickly by microbes in the             inorganic fertilizers in-                          Researchers are work-
kind of money understand-        soil, while others are bound           volves those that are not                      ing to develop more natural
ably have little tolerance for   tightly by organic matter,             slow-release, meaning                          alternatives to traditional
plant damage. While they         which prevents them from               that their nutrients are                       chemicals, but until these
don’t necessarily want to        reaching water sources.                delivered immediately to                       technologies are developed,
rely on pesticides, if they         Most problems with en-              the soil. Over-application                     it is not realistic to expect
have to choose between           vironmental contamination              of these fertilizers can                       effective plant and turf man-
losing plants (or grass)         from pesticides result from            result in nitrate-leaching                     agement in the balmy haven
and applying a pesticide to      irresponsible use. Commer-             into groundwater supplies                      for pests and diseases that
treat a problem quickly and      cial pesticide applications            and phosphorous runoff to                      is South Florida without the
effectively, they will likely    often are made by people               lakes, which in turn can                       use of at least some pesti-
choose the latter.               who are not licensed or                lead to excess algae growth                    cides.
    It is my obligation as a     qualified to do so. Problems           and insufficient oxygen in                         So, in this column, I have
doctor of plant medicine         are often misidentified and            the water for fish. While                      and will continue to try to
to diagnose problems and         poor choices are made as to            livestock manure is probably                   help homeowners address
provide solutions that are       which product to use and               a bigger culprit, inorganic                    their landscape problems
effective, economical and as     in what quantities. Hom-               fertilizers generally get                      using a holistic approach
friendly as possible to ben-     eowners treating their own             most of the blame from an                      that includes the use of
eficial organisms and the        landscape problems often               uninformed public.                             non-chemical tactics as well
environment. The corner-         make mistakes. Populations                The key is education.                       as pesticides and inorganic
stone of my profession is a      of beneficial organisms can               Over the past several                       fertilizers if necessary.
philosophy called integrated     be destroyed, making the               years, University of Florida,                  If you have questions for the
pest management, or IPM,         original problem harder to             Florida Nursery Growers                        Plant Doctor, send them to
in which cultural factors        control when it returns.               & Landscape Association                        Dr. Stephanie Bledsoe at
(watering, fertilizing, the         This is not an organic              (FNGLA) and others have                        stephdpm@adelphia.net. You
use of drought-tolerant          vs. non-organic problem. It’s          developed educational and li-                  may include one or two pho-
plants, etc.) and the use of     a matter of education and              censure programs to encour-                    tos. Include your name, your
natural products are opti-       regulation.                            age responsible pesticide use                  town and phone number.
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COLLECTIBLES                                                                                                                           THINGS TO DO
ANTIQUES                                                                                                                                       Narrated bus tours of historic Delray Beach

          Collectors flock to buy                                                                                                          WHEN: Departs at 11 a.m. Saturday,
                                                                                                                                       August 25
                                                                                                                                          WHERE: from the new Downtown
                                                                                                                                                                                                        1926 Colony Hotel and the 1903 Cason
                                                                                                                                                                                                        United Methodist Church. Tours last about
                                                                                                                                                                                                        an hour and 45 minutes.

           antique birdhouses                                                                                                          Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W.
                                                                                                                                       Atlantic Ave. INFORMATION: Call (561)
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ten historic sites are visited on a
                                                                                                                                                                                                        rotating schedule. The fee is $10 for
                                                                                                                                                                                                        adults and senior citizens, and free for
                                                                                                                                           WEB SITE: www.DelrayBeachBus                                 children and teens under age 18 when
      King Features Syndicate                                                       THIS WEEK’S TIP:                                   Tours.org                                                        accompanying their family (maximum
   A birdhouse in the back                                                          To remove stains from a                                DETAILS: The Museum of Lifestyle &                           5 children free per family). Arrive no
                                                                                    glass vase, fill it with a                         Fashion History’s next narrated bus tours                        later than 10:45 a.m. Reservations are
yard is not a new idea. In
                                                                                    mixture of ammonia and                             of historic Delray Beach will focus on the                       recommended.
the 19th century, there were
                                                                                    water and let it stand for a                       1936 Sandoway House Nature Center; the                                                           — Janis Fontaine
many attempts to lure birds
into a yard.                                                                        few hours.
   A Victorian house might
have had a birdhouse that
                                                                                        A: The mark on your cow
was a small copy of a Victori-                                                      creamer indicates it might be
an-style house, with “rooms”                                                        an early figural piece made
for many birds. Colonial                                                            at the Royal Bayreuth factory
houses often had openings                                                           in Tettau, Germany. Figurals
                                                                                    were first made around 1885
near the top of the roof that                                                       and were sold as inexpensive
were made to help birds                 Showcase Antique Center, Sturbridge, Mass   souvenirs. If the mark is blue,
build safe, dry nests under                                                         it was made about 1900. If it
the overhang. Sometimes             RARE STONEWARE                                  is green or black, it was pro-
                                    BIRDHOUSE: This stoneware                       duced after 1900. A similar
a stoneware jug birdhouse           birdhouse made about 1870                       mark in gold was also used
or a sewer pipe “fantasy”           sold last fall for $71,500.                     after 1957. The animal in the
birdhouse was created by a                                                          mark is a lion, a symbol iden-
talented folk artist. A very        ed States in 1855 and opened                    tified with Royal Bayreuth
                                    a furniture-manufacturing                       porcelain. In good condition,
rare stoneware birdhouse                                                            your creamer could sell for
from the 1870s sold recently        shop in New York City. The
                                    business thrived, and Hunz-                     $100 to $185.
for $71,500. It looked a like       inger became best known for                                       Z
a jug with a hole in the side.      his innovative chairs, includ-                      Q: I have an old wooden
The maker signed it “M +            ing platform rockers, lounge                    baby stroller that can be
T Miller, Newport, Perry            chairs and folding chairs.                      folded up into a small car-
                                    Some of his chairs look as                      rying case. The label on it
Co, Penn.” A blue incised           though they were made from
design of a man’s bust in a                                                         reads “Kari Kart, U.S. Hame
                                    plumbing parts. Your game                       Co., Buffalo, N.Y.” Any idea
wreath and birds perched on         table is a well-known Hunz-                     when it was made?
branches made it clear this         inger patented design. It was                       A: U.S. Hame Co. was
                                    made in different sizes and                     in business from 1902 to
was meant for a bird.               with different kinds of wood.                   1917, so your stroller dates
   Q: My antique game               The tables were manufac-                        from those years. A hame
table is in great shape. The        tured until at least 1920.                      is one of two curved pieces
inscription on the bottom           Prices range from $600 to                       of a draft animal’s harness.
reads, ‘Hunzinger, Pat. June        close to $2,000.                                U.S. Hame Co. made horse
26, 94.’ The round tabletop                              Z                          collars, saddles, hames and
can be completely reversed                                                          other carriage hardware.
on pivots in two of the four           Q: My sister died and
                                    left me a creamer I always                      Someone must have decided
table legs. The top is wood on                                                      U.S. Hame should diversify
one side and felt with bins for     loved. The creamer is a
                                    brown-and-white-china                           -- and invented your stroller.
poker chips or game coun-                                                           But the company went in
ters on the other. There’s a        cow’s head. The markings
                                    are “Royal Bayreuth” and                        another direction. It changed
platform near the bottom                                                            its name to USHCO Mfg. Co.
mounted on the legs, which          a shield with the letter “T”
                                    held by an animal, maybe a                      in 1917 and started making
curve inward. I can’t find any                                                      chassis for Ford and Chevro-

information.                        rooster. Under the shield is
                                    the number “1794” with the                      let trucks.
   A: George Jakob Hunzing-         country “Bavaria.” I know it                    Write to the Kovels, in care of
er (1835-1898) was an im-           is old because I am 85 years                    the King Features Syndicate,
portant New York furniture          old, and it was something my                    888 Seventh Ave., New York,
maker and designer. He was          mother had. What can you                        N.Y. 10019. Photos will be
a cabinetmaker in Germany           tell me about this creamer                      returned only if sent with a self-
before he moved to the Unit-        and its value?                                  addressed, stamped envelope.

     Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout
  the United States. Prices differ in locations because of local economic conditions.
     Sioux Indian beaded moccasins, white beads with stripes, green and brown design, c.
  1880, size 10, $90.
     1910 Spaulding Fall and Winter Sports Equipment catalog, 89 pages, 81⁄2 x 11 inches, $115.
     Casper the Friendly Ghost lunchbox, navy-blue vinyl, haunted house, Casper and Wendy,
  1966, King Seeley, $290.

                                                                                                                                                            This Weekend
     Coca-Cola toy truck, battery-operated, white, yellow and red, 1960s, tin lithograph, Allen
  Haddock Co., box, 121⁄2 inches, $525.

LOOK WHAT WE FOUND!                                                                                                                     FLORIDA HOME
        A gift that’s up to snuff                                                                                                       OPEN HOUSES
   What: A papier-mâché snuffbox
   Where: Gift from a friend
   Why it’s special: This papier-mâché
                                                                                                                                            Special Real Estate Pages
snuffbox is a beauty. Topped with inlaid
stones, it speaks to a time in the early
Industrial Age when folks tried to have a
                                                                                                                                                     Realtors®. . .
place for everything and everything in its
place. The Victorians laminated, molded
                                                                                                                                                          Advertise Your Weekend Open
and lacquered layers of paper to make
papier-mâché tables, chairs, trays and such.                                                                                                         Houses for Saturday and Sunday in
                  Those pieces frequently
                  were decorated with inlays
                  of mother of pearl and other
                                                                                                                                                                         Florida Home!
                  shells and stones.
                     Back in the day, folks
                                                                                           JAIME KUJALA/Staff Photographer
                                                                                                                                                                        pm                             Special Pages Publish
                                                                                                                                                                 • 1pm-4
                  used these boxes, also
                  frequently made from metal
                                                          living room.
                                                             Our Mary, a generous soul, passed away                                                   OPEN HOUSE                                             Every Saturday
                  or wood, for inhaling snuff,            in May, two days after going through other                                                                                                   Full Color • Full Run
                  made from tobacco. Inhaled              goodies she wanted me to see or have. She
                  snuff fell out of favor in the          had hoped one of them might make the Look                                                                                                      Boca Raton to Indian River County
Day               early 20th century; most                What We Found column.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Each Listing is

                  folks who use snuff today                  Now, Mary and the box have made the

                                                                                                                                                                                                              $                     00
tuck a pinch in their mouth.                              column, and they underscore an important
   My dear friend Mary Day of Palm Beach                  fact about collecting: The item is not nearly
Gardens gave me this snuffbox a couple                    as important as the memories it evokes.                                                                 Address
of years ago, around the time she was                        Each time I see the snuffbox, I see                                                                  HEADER
diagnosed with cancer. The snuffbox had                   Mary’s beaming smile.                                                                                        descriptio

belonged to her grandfather, and she wanted                  And I’m reminded that a good friend is                                                                     descriptio

me to have it after seeing an inlaid mirror               always the best thing to find in your quest                                                                    descriptio
                                                                                                                                                                        ONS: Dire
made by my great-great-grandfather.                       for treasures.                                                                                         DIRECTI ctions
   They now sit side by side on a table in my                                                         — Scott Simmons
                                                                                                                                                                       me • 56
                                                                                                                                                                                     000                      Account Executive
                                                                                                                                                            Realtor NaESTATE COMPANY
                                                                                                                                                                 RE AL                                          TODAY! Or Call
    Scott’s tips                                                                                                                                                                                         (561) 820-4367
    Z  Use a soft-bristled brush to clean papier-mâché accessories.                                                                                                                                                Applies to Realtors Only
    Z Keep papier-mâché items out of direct sunlight and at stable temperature and humidity
    Z Don’t try to repair cracks. If the lacquer or varnish on the surface begins to flake, contact a
    Z See the Web site papiermache.co.uk for information on care and repair of papier-mâché.

    Z Check out the Web site snuffbox.org.uk to see how snuff was made and used.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 THE PALM BEACH POST                          •         SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2007                             7H

                       Each week, Florida Home will show you three homes for sale
                                in South Florida at the same price point.

              THIS WEEK:                  What you can get for about $950,000

    What it is: A 3-bedroom, 2½ -bath, 2,681-
square-foot townhome with 2-car garage
built in 2004.
   Where it is: In the Marina Gardens
condominium north of PGA in Palm Beach
   What you get for your money: Multilevel
townhome with garden view, 55-foot boat
slip in adjacent marina, balcony, covered
porch, granite countertops, community
swimming pool, clubhouse.
   MLS ID: R2648086
   Asking price: $920,000
   Offered by: Rita Dickinson, Marker One                                                 33 E. Marina Gardens Drive, #33, Palm Beach
Realty                                                                                    Gardens

   What it is: A 2-bedroom, 2½ -bath, 2,757-
square-foot condominium with 2 covered
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       PAUL ITTLEMAN REALTY
parking spaces, built in 2007.                                                                                                                                                                                               Your Personal Connections in Mirasol.
   Where it is: Flagler Landing, just south of                                                                                                                                                   PAUL ITTLEMAN                                 Office 561-776-9034                                                               DR. MARTIN LEVY
Rybovich Marina, near 39th Street on the                                                                                                                                                          561-214-1476                                                                                                                   561-252-7309
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ED TO
   What you get for your money: Brand-                                                                                                                                                              ER CO                                               IRAB                                                 PRIC
new luxury unit on the third floor, direct                                                                                                                                                       UND                                               M
water view looking north, elevator, large
great room, 10-foot ceilings. Complex has
waterfront pool, on-site guard.                                                                                                                                                                 ONE OF A KIND - Chateau model.                 CUSTOM SEGOVIA - 5BR/3BA, upgraded                        BEAUTIFUL ESTATE - Olivera Way,
   MLS ID: R2798319                                                                                                                                                                             Saturnia flrs; expansive golf course            pool w/sun shelf and colored lighting                     close to clubhouse/driving range,
   Asking price: $949,000                                                                                                                                                                       view; custom built-ins; fabulous               package, marble inlaid floor designs,                      w/3BR & den, wood inlaid ceilings,
   Offered by: Steven Falk, Related Cervera                                                                                                                                                     pool & patio area; upgraded kit.               3CG w/carport for extra prkg spot,                        dec. wall units, screened-in porch,
                                                                                              3920 N. Flagler Drive, #303, West Palm Beach                                                      & cabinets; & more... $873,900                 oversized prvt back yard. $897,000                        sum kit., adv. electronics. $989,000
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                  3-BEDROOM UNIT STEPS FROM BEACH IN DELRAY                                                                                                                                       UND
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    What it is: A 3-bedroom, 2½ -bath, 2,804-
square-foot townhouse with 1-car garage built
in 1997.                                                                                                                                                                                        BRAND NEW CALABIA II - 4200 sq. ft.            LA MIRADA MODEL - Gourmet kitch-                          PROFESSIONALLY decorated 4036 sq.
                                                                                                                                                                                                with 4BR/4.5BA, golf cart garage, up-          en, fireplace, crown molding, auto                         ft., 4BR/LBRY, large lot, on water/
   Where it is: In the Seaside Dunes                                                                                                                                                            graded tile & cabinets, huge laundry           screens, summer kitchen, and much                         golf view, privacy, ext. patio w/
condominium complex on A1A just south of                                                                                                                                                        room, central vac, golf membership,            more. Reduced.       $1,347,000                           canopy, wall units, Saturnia floors,
Linton Boulevard in Delray Beach.                                                                                                                                                               & more. For Sale or Rent. $1,149,000                                                                     plantation shutters. $1,497,000
   What you get for your money: Waterfront                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            IST  ING                                                     ENT
property with ocean frontage, gated
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community, metal roof, automatic garage                                                                                                                                                                                                            NE                                                       P LAY
door, balcony, marble floors, walk-in closets.
   MLS ID: R2836190
   Asking price: $969,000
   Offered by: Jacqueline Brandt, Tauriello &                                                                                                                                                   PROFESSIONALLY DECORATED 4                     REMO PLACE - Private cul-de-sac.                          Custom Las Brisas III - Long water
                                                                                                                                                                                                bedroom, 4.5 bath estate home.                 Huge back yard overlooking lake;                          views, 5769 sq. feet, media room,
Co. Realty                                                                                   1835 S. Ocean Blvd., #C, Delray Beach                                                              Hardwoodfloors,designersinks,                   Genovese model - 4BR - Saturnia floors                     hurricane windows, summer kitchen,

                           — Margaret McKenzie                                                                                                                                                  built-ins, screened-in porch and               - built in speakers - upgrades galore.                    Jerusalem stone floors & more.
                                                                                                                                                                                                much more.           $1,599,000                For Sale or Rent.       $2,190,000                        For Sale or Rent.     $3,199,000

                                     2/2 $969 2 Mo. Free!          3/2 - FOR RENT/SALE 1800                   PBG- Ibis FULL GOLF
                                                                                                                2/2/2 + Den. Beautifully
                                                                                                                                                3/3/2 Jupiter Farms                 Bay Hill Estates: Excep-           Torino CBS 1 yr old, 4/2 2 Lake Okeechobee 35 acre,
                                 1st 6 Mo. you pay only $832. sqft,storg,yard, fncd boat or
                                      www.pblocators.com            RV
                                                                                 $1400/ mo FLS,                decorated. Preserve view.             Waterfront                      tional 3400 AC SF home on
                                                                                                                                                                                     one acre in 24/7 gated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         car gar. Ceramic tile, eat in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          kitc, Corian counter tops.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Residential /Commercial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               with air strip.
                                                                    561-626-6378 / 309-0772                    $7,100/mo Carol Clawson           Canoe/Kayak. Lg pool, spa,          community. 4BR/3.5BA, den           $289,000. Lease w/option.           Up to 144 Units
                                Propertylocators 561-615-0007 Mobile & Web ID 8751045                          KW Realty 561-762-3704              fenced 2-story metal roof.        family rm, pool, granite             $1,495mo. Sale agt 3.5%      possible,near water.($2.6M)
                                    Mobile & Web ID 8708673                                                    Mobile & Web ID 8846299             $625,000. 561-301-6009            counter tops, new appls.             Todd Dockswell Rlty 561-       house & hangars on site.
                                                                   EASTPOINTE CC - Immac,                                                         Mobile & Web ID 8828626            Priced to Sell $789,000           601-1144 Tony 561-301-2662        FINANCING AVAILABLE.
                                2/2 VILLAGE AREA                    2/2+den, Lake & golf views,
                                   Apt. Homes Huge Liv/Din                                                                                       Jupiter - Beautiful CBS tile         Tom Bailey 561-625-6696            Mobile & Web ID 8854355              561-718-7162
                                                                    Rent/Seas $4900/mo or Yrly                                                                                            Illustrated Properties                                        Mobile & Web ID 8854743 Okeechobee 2/2 Cottages At 12’ X 52’ GREAT BUY! 55+,
1/1, 2/2, 3/2, 1 Month Free! Room. Eat-In-Kit. Pool-Spa - $1800/m, or Sale $349K,                                                                 flrs., wine bar, granite, spa,                                       3/2/1 $179,900, Beautiful
    Renaissance Commons              Tennis Courts - Fitness.                                                                                         fenced yard. Must see          Mobile & Web ID 8821741            1700SF, totally remodeled LAKE OKEECHOBEE                      The Lake. Waterfront cot- 2/1,Fla. rm. pool, clubhouse,
   Brand New! Utilities Incld,                                      561-302-3833/413-441-2400
                                  Gated, Free Cable w/HBO           Mobile & Web ID 8817860                   Call Today, Move in Tonight!                  $449,000                BAY HILL ESTATES:                   inside & out, new modern M i x e d u s e R e s i d e n t i a l tage with loft and dock. Rim g o o d c o n d . A S T E A L @
     Pets OK 561-734-2445                1, 2 & 3 $970.                                                       Rates from $1,000, Dep. $300      Rita Dickinson 561-262-0847           Have It All!!! Beautiful 4606     kitchen, laundry room, over- /Commercial 20 Acres up Canal, less than a mile to $9,000. Financing available.
RC Leasing & Management, Inc.          TENNIS TOWERS                                                           Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal!             Marker One Realtors            SF, A/C home on acre plus          sized lot on quiet cul-de-sac, to 70 Units possible. Near Lake Okee acess. H.O.A., all            BUYERS CHOICE
   Mobile & Web ID 8828623                 561-471-0800                                                                                            Mobile & Web ID 8841666           lot with own tennis court &        Call 772-285-5062              water access, on 441 m a i n t . i n c l . $ 3 6 5 , 0 0 0           561-963-1591
                                                                                                               1,000’s of Pictures & Prices!                                                                                                                                           772-263-6202
                                    Mobile & Web ID 8681214                                                                                                                          lake view in 24/7 manned             Mobile & Web ID 8760927      ($1.2M ) Terms possible                                        Mobile & Web ID 8834122
                                                                                                              www.shortermrentals.com           JUPITER FARMS 3/2/2                  gated comty. 5BR/4BA, den,                                          FINANCING AVAILABLE.           Mobile & Web ID 8759769
                                2/2 w/Den • $1,280                   2/1- MODERN! Small den,                   Rent To Own, Lease Option              Immaculate rambler.            living, family & club rooms.                                             561-718-7162                                          12’ x 56’ Good Cond. 2/1
                                                                      screened porch. Cent. A/C.                                                  Recently updated, new roof.                                                                                                                                        Move in Now! 55+. Reduced
1/1 $865 & $835 •
                                      Enjoy Free Rent                 New tile floor. Nice fenced,
                                                                                                                Avail Too! 800-934-7002
                                                                                                                Mobile & Web ID 8838477            1.50 fenced acres w/ gate.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Dynamite kitchen &
                                                                                                                                                                                     upgrades throughout. Pool &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mobile & Web ID 8854703
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to $6,950 or Best Offer!
                                    • Spacious Floor Plan •         shaded corner lot. $1200/mo                                                   2300SF. Screened porches.
  Patio, Storage, Laundry &
      Pool. 561-575-0975          W/D • Resort Style Pool •                  561-588-7868                                                           $299,000 561-234-0631
                                                                                                                                                                                     summer kitchen patio.
                                                                                                                                                                                     $1.295M. Tom Bailey,                $500 DOWN                                                                                               BUYERS CHOICE
                                   • Tennis • Gated Entry •            Mobile & Web ID 8840082                                                    Mobile & Web ID 8855670                                                                                                                   JUPITER- Greenwich 2/2/2                 561-963-1591
      www.shelltrace.com                                                                                                                                                             561-758-2373                                                                                             Live and Work Unit. Brand
   Mobile & Web ID 8790649         Pets OK • 561-422-8180
                                  Mobile & Web ID 8751381                                                                                       PASEOS - $470,000 FSBO                    Illustrated Properties
                                                                                                                                                                                      Mobile & Web ID 8821707
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           TO OWN                       PBG- Beautiful Bay Hill Est -         new w/ commercial space.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mobile & Web ID 8834267
1 & 2 Brs starting @ $1000.                                                                                   Juno Bch Beautiful 2/2.5 TH           4/3/2 2 story, new const.                                          3/2 CBS, Newer Roof & A/C,        One acre lot in 24/7 manned          In developing town center.     12’ x 56’ Handyman Special
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2/1 + Fla. room. 55+.
 3 & 4 Brs Abacoa frm $1650          2BR/1BA                                                                   w/gar at Ocean Trace. Close
                                                                                                                 to beach. Full amenities,
                                                                                                                                                   Beautiful kitchen. Preserve
                                                                                                                                                   view, master down, many
                                                                                                                                                                                    Bay Hill Estates: New Con-                     $179,900
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bob Graeve, 561-758-8571
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         gated golf community. Bring                    $227,800
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Call Larry 717-512-1679               All appliances.
   RENTALS Plus                   Renovated near PB Lakes           3BR/2BA/2CG, NEW HOME
                                                                    Minutes to Turnpike
                                                                                                                   $1,350mo. Available            upgrades. Owner/ Agent.
                                                                                                                                                                                     struction. Exceptional buy.
                                                                                                                                                                                     5100 sq. ft. A/C home. Total          Illustrated Properties
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         your own builder. No time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         limit to build. $479,000,             Mobile & Web ID 8843446                   Act fast!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    $3,950 Takes it.
         561-744-1770              Blvd. $700/mo. 1BR also                                                     Immediately 516-456-3778               Call Ed 561-302-9374           7586 sq. ft. 4BR, 4.5Bath           Mobile & Web ID 8855203        Tom Bailey, 561-758-2373,
   Mobile & Web ID 8719427            avail. 561-718-7162           $1000/mo, 772-879-2257                      Mobile & Web ID 8849521           Mobile & Web ID 8822078                                                                                                                    Jupiter Island - Boat Dock               561-963-1591
                                  Mobile & Web ID 8854748           MalettaRealty@bellsouth.net                                                                                      Den, family rm & game rm.                                           Illustrated Properties              Incl. Lowest price on Jup. Isl.   Mobile & Web ID 8834158
2/2 $990                                                              Mobile & Web ID 8847597                 Palm Springs 3/2.5 TH               Waterfront - Priced to sell        Great patio and pool area                                           Mobile & Web ID 8848289                 2/2 furnished. $500mo
  Patio, Storage, Laundry &     3/2 $1100 LOW MI $                                                              Springdale. Pool/Tennis,            now! Reduced $250,000.           with unbelievable view. 24/7                                                                           maint. Beach access. $425K. 28’ X 52’ BRAND NEW &
      Pool. 561-575-0975         Beaut. lakeviews from most                                                     Cable incl. Ready Sept 1.                                           manned gated comm $1.650M                                           Port St. Lucie 1/4 acre             Rita Dickinson 561-262-0847 BEAUTIFUL! Many extras.
                                                                                                                                                  1+acre/dock. 3br, 3ba, main                                                                           in Becker area. Paved roads,
      www.shelltrace.com         rooms. Corner unit, pets ok.                                                    $1480mo. 561-667-3838            house, 2br/1ba guest qrtrs.          Tom Bailey, 561-625-6696        LaMancha - Pampered CBS                                                   Marker One Realtors          WOW! Only $69,500 or
   Mobile & Web ID 8790644            www.pblocators.com                                                        Mobile & Web ID 8829438                                                   Illustrated Properties        3/2/2. Vaulted ceils, 2 fire-       nice surrounding homes..           Mobile & Web ID 8841619
                                                                                                                                                  MBR/bath on 2nd level/bal-                                                                                    Near new Turnpike                                             make an offer. Move Right
                                Propertylocators 561-615-0007                                                                                        cony & wide water view          Mobile & Web ID 8821727            plcs, lrg. yard, upgraded              exchange. $48,000                                              In! Free lot rent. Financing
                                                                    2/2 large yard, screen back                                                                                                                         roof, hurr.shutters $262,500.                                       Jupiter Island
                                     Mobile & Web ID 8711456
                                                                        & front porch, $1100mo
                                                                                                                                                Glenn Goldstein 561-714-3794        Carleton Oaks - Expanded            Geri Brackman (561)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  561-798-2529              Intracoastal Escape 4br, 3ba, avail. Pets & Kids ok. WOW!
                                                                                                                                                Prudential Florida WCI Realty        2700 AC sqft DiVosta’02 blt                                           Mobile & Web ID 8820929                                                 Free Cruise for 2!
                                     Furnished $750.                    or sale $179,000. Call
                                                                   561-632-9211/ 561-712-0292                                                      Mobile & Web ID 8842051           Carlyle Model. 4BR/3BA,            -798-5890. RE/MAX Masters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mobile & Web ID 8786725        PORT ST LUCIE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              docks, views, ocean access
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       $1.3 million              Buyers Choice
1/1, Central A/C, blinds, tile,      Nice, near Downtown              Mobile & Web ID 8832148                                                                                        DEN, living & family rms,                                                                              Rita Dickinson 561-262-0847
 2nd floor. Small pet ok.                 561-656-2874                                                                                                                               granite counters, 24 inch flr                                                                               Marker One Realtors                 561-963-1591
 South K Street. $660 / mo.        Mobile & Web ID 8850052 3/2 Townhouse in quiet priv                                                                                               tiles, awesome elongated 12                                                                               Mobile & Web ID 8841570          Toll Free 888-778-6318
 + Sec. 561-577-0766                                               community, waterfront, comm                                                                                       acre lake view. $499,000                                                                                                                  www.snowbirdsnest.com
  Mobile & Web ID 8854803                                             pool, central location, near                                                                                    Tom Bailey, 561-625-6696                                                                                                                 Mobile & Web ID 8834208
                                                                                                                                                5/2 - CHESTNUT HILLS, nice
1 & 2Br Effcy, Remodeled.
                                                                      public park, schls., & hospi-
                                                                     tals. no pets $1,100mo. FLS
                                                                                                                                                 size yard, Low HOA, fresh                Illustrated Properties       RIVER FOREST - $279,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       3/2/2 w/huge master suite.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5 Adjacent Lots
 $195Up. Pool, cable, pet ok.                                                                                                                    paint & new SS applics,             Mobile & Web ID 8821721                                              85x125 each. McCandless
                                                                             561-753-7555                                                        $268,000, Brett Burge,                                                A+ schls, near I95, low HOA,                                                       MARINA GRANDE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         o f f P a r r & P o r t S t . L u c i e 3BR/3.5BA, Water View, New
  Close to Beach / Downtown                                           Mobile & Web ID 8708244                  Ocean Access from dry lot G w e n B u r g e R e a l t y ,             Catalina Lakes 3BR /2.5BA          Avail Immed., comm pool,
      1332 South Federal        GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS                                                                                                                                       /1CG Bonus: Lake views                                           Blvd. $360,000 for all.                     Towers at NW Corner, Blue
                                  Charming 2/1 restored cot-                                                        via shared dock.3/2/2        561-719-8609                                                           clubhse, boat ramp, gym,         772-260-3978 321-689-4649
         561-585-1100                                              Beautiful 3/2 Lakefront lot. 2             Handyman. New roof dbl lot, Mobile & Web ID 8823205                    from in front & back of home.      owner/agt, 561-254-0174                                                      Heron Bridge, Boaters Pets
   Mobile & Web ID 8790641          tage, w/3 encld porches,          car garage, Covered patio.                                                                                       DiVosta built, Orig. owner,                                          Mobile & Web ID 8839544                    Welcome - Valet Garage,
                                  cent ac, wd flrs, $1175/mo                                                     priv. rd. Opposite Boynton                                                                             Mobile & Web ID 8817973
                                                                     Comm pool & tennis courts.               inlet. $525,000 Sellstate Rlty Reduced $50,000 to                          true pride of ownership!                                       PSL - Help! Help! The Deal                   Tropical Setting...$499,000,
EFFICIENCY SPECIAL $175 561-835-0066; 617-875-8327                     $1500mo. F/L/S No Pets.
 weekly. Furnished. Pool.                                                                                        R. Warnke 561-436-5555           $299,900. 5BR, 4BA, SFH                Brand new accord. hurr.                                         F e l l T h r o u g h ! F o u r 0 . 2 5 Marilyn Peirce 561-309-3579
                                  Mobile & Web ID 8839260                  Call 561-723-4249                    Mobile & Web ID 8823546          w/guest suite over 3400sqft.         shtrs, extended Lanai, blt in                                      acres, High & Dry, West                        Illustrated Properties
 Near Beach. Util/Cable/AC,                                           Mobile & Web ID 8755627                                                                                              wall unit, updted kitc.,                                                                                   Mobile & Web ID 8821267
 Pet ok. 561-588-9968                                                                                                                                     Call for details                                                                               PSL, Paved Rds, City Water,
  Mobile & Web ID 8839789                                          LaMancha 3/2 New 18” tile &                                                      Virginia 561-685-2890            $305,000. Open Sun. 3-5pm                                           City Sewer, ONLY $100,000
                                                                    Berber carpet, new kitchen &                                                     C-21 Sunland Realty
                                                                                                                                                  Mobile & Web ID 8841455
                                                                                                                                                                                             335 Salinas Drive.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Kristen Cicerchia 561-254-9351
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       GRAND ISLES 4/2.5/2car gar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2 story on lake. Many
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Brett Burge 561-719-8609
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Gwen Burge Realty, Inc.
                                                                     MBR, Cabs. Golf crse, Can                                                                                                                          upgrades incl. granite coun-                                               @Downtown in The Gardens,
                                                                    now view. Cul-de-sac $1350/mo                                                                                                                                                        Mobile & Web ID 8823115                          2/2.5, 6th flr Condo.
                                                                                                                3/2 Lakeview TH- NEW!                                                                                   tertops, new appliances.
                                                                       FLS. No Pets. 308-0527                      Pool, patio, tile. NOW                                                                               Ceramic tile. Owner/Agent       RIVIERA BEACH - Triplex                         Brand New, $649,000,
                                                                      Mobile & Web ID 8708248                                                                                         Mobile & Web ID 8800333           $379,000. 561-714-3441           lot, w/ complete plans & soil                        561-743-3745
2/2 $800 Mo. $500 Sec. Dep.                                                                                       REDUCED to $168K! Or
Coach Home in gated comm                                                                                       Can Rent. No money down.                                             Frenchman’s Reserve,                Mobile & Web ID 8740348          report, ready to build,                      Mobile & Web ID 8825520
 Large pets ok... Must See!                                                                                   65K Grant to purchase. Matt 4/2.5/2 Brand New SFH                      2BR/2.5BA/2CG + den (3rd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Isles 4/2.5/2 By Owner!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Located on 37th St., W. of
     www.pblocators.com                                                                                       Malone ReMax 561-202-7670           Loads of extras! 2100+ sf,         BR) - Priv. elevator, 3000 sf                                       Old Dixie, $125,000,
                                                                                                                                                    granite kitc., tile thruout,     u/air,Great room, eat-in             Mint Conditon! 2600 SF 2       561-685-3168/561-494-0132
Propertylocators 561-615-0007                                                                                    Mobile & Web ID 8626162                                                                                 story home w/ 1+/- acre lot.
   Mobile & Web ID 8706300                                            3 BDRM W/DEN & Large                                                        Immed occupy. $339,000.            kitch, Impact glass,                                                Mobile & Web ID 8840403
                                3 B R / 2 B A o n A c r e , partly                                           5/3/3 REDUCED AGAIN!                100% Financing available            $675,000, Owner/Agt, John,            $425,000 All reasonable
                                                                      Fenced Yard. Remodeled.                                                                                                                                 offers considered!                                                   Greenacres - 2BR/2BA,
                                 fenced, Washer/Dryer,                    Like New. Pets OK.                  Open Sun. 8/12, 1-4pm. SS                 Brokers Welcome.             561-767-0288                                                                                                            Pine Ridge IV,
                                 $1,450 per month, $3,000 to                                                   appls, granite, molding, rock 561-308-2182 561-642-8188                Mobile & Web ID 8826629                   561-537-9630
                                                                       $1500/mo. 619-379-9049                                                                                                                            Mobile & Web ID 8785006                                                        55+ comm, clubhouse
                                 move in. 561-964-6369                 Mobile & Web ID 8855845                    water fall, jacuzzi, beach       Mobile & Web ID 8830148                                                                                                                                 w/pool, $115,000.
                                 Mobile & Web ID 8750642                                                        entry pool, koi pond. $519K                                         Harbour Oaks       By Owner        VILLAGE WALK - Oakmont
2/1 Waterfront.                                                                                                     FSBO. 561-876-1885                                              3BR      3.5BA 2 Car Garage                                         DELRAY-2/2/1car garage.                               561-969-3815
   Renovated, From $950.                                                                                                                                                            Waterfront New 2450Sq Ft            3/3/2 + den, upgraded. Pvt      New granite, cabinets, appls.                      ★★★★★★★★★★
                                                                                                                Mobile & Web ID 8780188                                                                                 bkyard w/water view. Gated                                                    Mobile & Web ID 8847293
      Others from $800.                                                                                                                                                             250K or best reasonable offer                                             Up to 65K Grant to pur-
      FLS + Good Credit.                                                                                     Nautica Isles 5/3/2                                                    Inspection Sat - Sun 10-5           comm. w/tennis, 2 pools,            chase. FHA Comm. pool.                                                    B O Y N T O N - Sand & Sea,
                                                                                                                                                3/2/2, 1.5 ACRE. Paved road.                                            clubhouse, more. $399,900.                                                 L A K E W O R T H - Lucerne 4/2, all applics, w/d, attached
         561-845-6320                                              5/3/2 - Luxury 2 story, Huge,                                                                                    Will be SOLD Sunday night to                                           Close to Beach. $149,000                 Lakes - Brand New Condo, shed, large scrnd patio, 3
   Mobile & Web ID 8790638 BOYNTON LAKES 3/2.5/2                    over 4100 SF, lake view,                                                     Great fenced corner lot, auto      Highest Bidder 561-951-4449        561-967-2736; 561-248-6236        Matt Remax 561-202-7670
                                 2 story, lg. encl. patio. Nice gated, amenities, sm pet                                                               gate, pool with large                                             Mobile & Web ID 8726943                                                    P o s s 3 B R / 2 B A , N o a g e car parking, Great commty,
                                                                                                                                                                                       Mobile & Web ID 8847764                                             Mobile & Web ID 8832045                  restr, ONLY $199,999 Call pools, clbhse, ‘04, Must See!
                                 area. Comm. pool & park. OK, $3500/m, 954-665-8293                           By-Owner. Stunning                   screened patio. $360,000.                                                                                                                        Brett Burge, 561-719-8609, $56,000, 561-731-4242
                                 $1,700/mo. 561-602-5743
                                 Mobile & Web ID 8853233
                                                                    Mobile & Web ID 8802929                   Designer-Done Graciously
                                                                                                              Upgraded. Spectacular
                                                                                                                                                        Dan 561-386-5725.
                                                                                                                                                      PowerNetRealty.com.                       IBIS 3/2/2                                                 Jupiter-Bluffs Better than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           New! 2/2.5 Walk to Ocean.                Gwen Burge Rlty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mobile & Web ID 8823255
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mobile & Web ID 8816409
                                                                                                              Lakefront, Tile Flrs, Molding,       Mobile & Web ID 8842369          4 SALE 1 MONTH ONLY@                                                   Next to Preserve. Privacy &
 1BR & EFFCY'S                                                                                                Gourmet Kitchen, Custom             4/3/6 COUNTRY LIVING!
                                                                                                              Drapes, Impeccable - Pkgd Brick home with fireplace on
                                                                                                                                                                                     T H I S P R I C E B Y 2/2 VILLA New bath/kitch,
                                                                                                                                                                                     O W N E R - B e s t d e a l i n fenced yard, comm. pool, low
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Amenities Galore! Act Now! Lake Worth - Willow Bend,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             $229,500 Nick Daugenti                 2/2, 55+, no rear neighbors,
      Furn'd, Cable & utils incl.                                                                                                                                                    Ibis-Spectacular home w/                                             561-358-8273 Diane Turton                 1st flr, canal vu, All ameni-
         West of bridge.                                                                                      To Sell/Rent. $398,500                2 acres with barn. Quiet                                           HOA, quiet, private neigh-          Mobile & Web ID 8831741
                                                                                                              561-542-8424.                                                          refinished pool, updtd cabi-       borhood, on Buy Owner                                                       ties, Lowest Price $105,000,
        Call 561-842-7713
     Mobile & Web ID 8777677
                                     Nautica Isles 5/3/2 Impec-
                                      cable! Hurr. shttrs. All                                                   Mobile & Web ID 8853297
                                                                                                                                                    neighborhood. Close to
                                                                                                                                                       schools & shopping.
                                                                                                                                                                                     nets, much more! $305,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         #FTL65464, $174,999            Jupiter Riverfront                          Lance Burge, Gwen Burge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rtly, 561-719-8610
                                      amenities. $2,100/mo w/                                                                                   Only $399,000 561-723-4290                                                    561-373-1694                  Communities $137,500 -                                                       Pre-owned manufactured
                                      Lease Opt. Avail. Furniture                                                                                                                      Mobile & Web ID 8831065          Mobile & Web ID 8841599          $249,900. Abacoa - 3/2 only                Mobile & Web ID 8823335               home, in 55+ golf course
                                                                                                                                                  Mobile & Web ID 8783904
                                      optional. 561-542-8424                                                                                                                        LANDMARK - New 11th flr                                             $275,000 Maureen Flanagan                                                       comm. 2/2 w/ Den 1344 SF.
                                      Mobile & Web ID 8853384                                                                                   $550,000
                                                                                                                                                  4+/3+/3 - 2 sty. 1.75 acres.
                                                                                                                                                                                     condo, 3/3, 3225 total SF,            Andros Isle                               561-254-5444
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  JT Brokers Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                $37,000 Firm.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Outstanding views, finishes &                                                                                                                       800-523-1630 ext. 100
2/2 w/Garage • $1,360                                                                                                                               on MO Canal/Preserve.
                                                                                                                                                                                     amenities, $1.3M, Michele              3/2/2 Villa                    Mobile & Web ID 8754922                                                          Visit our website at
One Month Free!                                                             PBG Biggest 1/1 San Matera, I C W P o i n t E s t a t e . 5 / 5 / 4
                                                                                                                                                    Room for horses/hobby.
                                                                                                                                                      Ideal for large family.        Sousa 561-627-4949               Owner/ Agent w/Pier Group.        PBG Gardens of Woodberry LANTANA - 1/1 condo, 2nd www.indianwoodgolfclub.com
         • 1,427 Sq. Ft. •                                                                                                                                                                                               $245K. 561-644-1784             3/2.5/2 TH, 2460SF, custom flr, no age restriction, WIC,                         Mobile & Web ID 8791170
       W/D • Large Closets •
     • Pool • Fitness Center •
                                         2/2/1 New paint, carpet, tile,
                                          kitchens & baths. Fenced
                                                                             ground floor, lake view,
                                                                             close to fitness center. $995
                                                                                                              pool/spa, protected dockage
                                                                                                              for 100ft+ yacht. $3.395M
                                                                                                              Bob Lynch 561-236-6900
                                                                                                                                                   Wrap porches & Elevator
                                                                                                                                                        Call 386-441-8705
                                                                                                                                                  Mobile & Web ID 8808921
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8H      THE PALM BEACH POST       •     SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2007

                                                                    N E I G H BO R H O O D O F T H E W E E K
                                                             How residents live, and how homes are selling in one South Florida community
                                                                         This week: The town of Ocean Ridge

            Inlet proposal, bikers worry town                                                                                                                         What residents say …

> OCEAN           RIDGE from 3H
northern neighbors, Manalapan, and south-
ern neighbors, Gulfstream, to help kill a
recent mega condo/timeshare/hotel develop-
ment proposed on their doorstep at Briny
   “It’ll probably be developed in a certain
way, but they can’t put unlimited condos
there,” says Bingham, a second-generation
Ocean Ridge guardian.
   Her father, Peirce Brawner, and mother,
                 Grace, were Ocean Ridge
                                                                                                                                                                                         BRUCE R. BENNETT/Staff Photographer
                 pioneers who arrived in
                 1957, and two years later
                 bought an acre for their
                 home at North Ocean Avenue
                                                                                                                                                                      GAIL & WALTER AASKOV
                 and AIA. They started a                                                                                                                              THEIR HOME: 3 bedrooms, 3 baths,
                 Boynton Beach travel agency                                                                                                                          heated pool, with boat dock on canal
                 and a bank.
                    Peirce served as Ocean                                                                                                                                WHEN THEY MOVED IN: 1993
                 Ridge’s mayor and town com-                                                                                                                              WHAT THEY PAID: $850,000
Bingham           missioner from 1961 to ’70.                                                                                                                             WHY THEY LOVE IT: Gail Adams Aaskov
                     “They were interested in                                                                                                                         wrote the perfect beach book for Ocean
keeping it a quiet, laid-back community,”                                                                                                                             Ridge.
says Bingham of her parents.                                                                                                                                              For $5, you can sun in the sand with The
   In the mid-’80s, her mother fought to                                                                                                                              History of Ocean Ridge, which is filled with
keep the city from selling an estuary on the                                                                                                                          old photos and irreplaceable information.
nearby inlet (what locals call the Boynton                                                                                                                                She also publishes the free quarterly
Inlet but which is officially known as the                                                                                                                            Ocean Ridge Reporter, which keeps town folks
South Lake Worth Inlet). After her mother                                                                                                                             up to speed on everything from meetings
organized, and Bingham went door-to-door                                                                                                                              to landscaping tips in a drought. All profits
with pamphlets, the town voted to not sell                                                                                                                            from the 12-year-old newspaper are donated
the ecologically crucial estuary.                                                                                                                                     to the Ocean Ridge Police Department.
   That estuary at the end of Corrine Street                                                                                                                              Aaskov moved to Ocean Ridge 14 years
opened as a public park in December. The                                                                                                                              ago from Boca Raton. She lives with her
Ocean Ridge Natural Area is 12 acres of raw                                                                                                                           husband, Walter, and owns Ocean Ridge
Florida that features a wealth of wildlife,                                                                                                                           Realty. Walter, retired from selling real
from Eastern racer snakes to red hawks and                                                                                                                            estate, is now a master gardener who
                                                                                                                      Photos by BRUCE R. BENNETT and PAUL LOMARTIRE
yellow crowned herons. The brackish canals                                                                                                                            donates his skills to a botanical garden.
winding into the Lake Worth Lagoon feed             FROM THE EXTRAVAGANT … TO THE EVERYDAY: The mansion on 6301 North Ocean Blvd.                                         The couple live with their two mixed-
gumbo limbo trees, beautyberries and wild           (top photo) is an example of the opulent homes that exist in this beach-side community. Bottom right:             breed dogs, Inky and Ginger.
coffee plants.                                      The Seaside Deli & Market is a holdover from the old days of Ocean Ridge.                                             Gail Aaskov, a former three-term Ocean
   Since the park opened, three baby mana-                                                                                                                            Ridge mayor, also served on the town
tees have been born there.                                                                                                                                            commission. These days she’s a member of
   “We need to be vigilant to keep Ocean            state Department of Transportation. The             lottery and wanted something for over a mil-                  the town’s Board of Adjustment.
Ridge the beautiful little town that it is,”        riders basically want a riding path along           lion, “ Shudlick says, “we’ve sold to both.”                      “Ocean Ridge is a very special place
says Bingham, who is optimistic about her           Palm Beach County’s ocean coastline that               Generally, single-family homes run from                    with its small-town atmosphere, easy
town’s ability to keep life there slow and          includes A1A in Ocean Ridge, where the              a $695,000 fixer-upper to $5 million. Of the                  access to the ocean and beach,” she
serene. One key, she thinks, is that enough         DOT is currently constructing new shoul-            50 single-family homes currently for sale,                    says. “It’s safe with a wonderful police
kids have grown up there to continue the            ders along the two-lane road.                       10 are under $1 million and 10 are above $3                   department with constant road patrols,
diligence of their parents and grandparents.           Packs of weekend bicycle riders flood the        million.                                                      town dog tags in case a dog gets lost,
   What Ocean Ridge and its neighbors are           town, creating traffic problems. Last year,            Condos and townhomes run from $157,000                     dog biscuits in the police cruisers, and
keeping a hawk’s eye on now are rumblings           the town council instructed police to enforce       to $3 million, and there are 80 on the mar-                   residents know all officers by first name.”
from the Boynton Beach mainland about               traffic laws on bikers sailing through red          ket.                                                              Inky has a Pavlovian recognition of
widening the inlet. A wider waterway would          lights. Officers handed out enough $170                “We sell to people from the Northeast,                     Ocean Ridge police cars. “He barks for the
allow for money-making tourist boats and            tickets that the problem stopped.                   basically, but now buyers are coming from                     officers to give him dog ‘cookies.’ ”
mega yachts. Opponents contend that a                  Shudlick is an agent with Hampton Real           Chicago,” says Debby O’Connell, the owner                         One of Gail’s favorite Ocean Ridge
widening of a perfectly efficient inlet would       Estate Group and says she sells to all types        of Hampton Real Estate Group. “They used                      stories combines her love of dogs and cops.
lead to an ecological nightmare.                    of buyers in Ocean Ridge.                           to go to Naples/Sarasota, but it’s younger                        “Four years ago, a resident’s dog fell
   Then there’s the recent court battle                “A retired teacher looking for a condo           here.”                                                        from a dock into a canal. Three officers
between recreational bicycle riders and the         under $200,000 and someone who won the              ~ paul_lomartire@pbpost.com                                   arrived at the scene. Officer Darville
                                                                                                                                                                      climbed down a ladder into the canal and
                                                                                                                                                                      grabbed the dog. Officer Burnett held the
                                                                                                                                                                      ladder from sinking into the muck of the
                                                                                                                                                                      canal and Officer Eubanks was able to
                  History of home sales in Ocean Ridge                                                                  ON THE                                        assist and pulled the dog to safety.
                                                                                                                                                                          “Only in Ocean Ridge.”

     Single-family homes                                                                                                                                                  The History of Ocean Ridge is available
                                                                                                                                                                      for $5 at Ocean Ridge Realty, 5011 N. Ocean
     YEAR             SALES       MINIMUM PRICE         MEDIAN PRICE         MAXIMUM PRICE                         A sample of homes for sale                         Blvd. and the Ocean Ridge Town Hall. All
                                                                                                                        in Ocean Ridge:                               profits go to the police department.
     1999              40             $112,500           $506,000             $3,700,000
     2000              44             $137,000           $622,500             $4,975,500
     2001              43             $218,500           $560,000             $2,700,000
     2002              40             $200,000            $970,000           $3,200,000
     2003              36             $341,500           $880,000             $3,100,000
     2004              28             $392,500          $1,085,000            $3,425,000
     2005              37             $300,000          $1,100,000            $4,100,000
     2006              12             $736,000          $1,400,000            $7,900,000                   $198,000 to $320,000 (550 N. Ocean Blvd.)
                                                                                                           The Crown Colony Club Intracoastal complex has
     2007               1         $2,170,000            $2,170,000            $2,170,000                   several units available with private beach, boat
     (Jan.-Mar)                                                                                            docks, heated pool, clubhouse. Listed by Ocean
                                                                                                           Ridge Realty.                                                                 BRUCE R. BENNETT/Staff Photographer

     Condominiums                                                                                                                                                     JIM WEEGE
                                                                                                                                                                      (with Bijou, a long-haired Chihuahua)
     YEAR             SALES       MINIMUM PRICE         MEDIAN PRICE         MAXIMUM PRICE
                                                                                                                                                                      HIS HOME: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2,400
     1999              44              $50,000             $98,250              $625,000                                                                              square feet on Intracoastal, with pool.
     2000              31              $56,500            $135,000            $1,250,000
                                                                                                                                                                          WHEN HE MOVED IN: 1997
     2001              28              $66,000            $146,500            $1,375,000                                                                                  WHAT HE PAID: $400,000
                                                                                                                                                                          WHY HE LOVES IT: Oconomowoc is one of
     2002              29              $95,000           $235,000             $1,122,500                                                                              those nearly perfect Wisconsin towns with
                                                                                                                                                                      streets shaded by ancient oaks and big,
     2003              32             $100,000           $200,000             $1,025,000                                                                              green public parks and homes well kept by
                                                                                                           $690,000 (5580 N. Ocean Blvd.)
     2004              41             $120,000            $375,000            $1,075,000                   A 4-bedroom, 21 ⁄ 2 -bath townhome with 2,800              people who paid attention in class.
                                                                                                           square feet and deeded boat dock in Ocean Ridge                That’s where Ocean Ridge’s popular
     2005              28             $160,000            $250,000            $1,650,000                   Yacht Club (pictured). Listed by Hampton Real              veterinarian Dr. Jim Weege (pronounced
                                                                                                           Estate Group, Inc.                                         Wig-ee) grew up with 10 siblings.
     2006              15             $203,000           $360,000             $1,548,000                                                                                  He never imagined he’d end up living
                                                                                                                                                                      in an even better place — one of Ocean
     2007               3             $300,000           $300,000               $565,000                                                                              Ridge’s three islands.
     (Jan.-Mar)                                                                                                                                                           “I wanted to be near the ocean,” he
                                                                                                                                                                      says, “and the lure of Ocean Ridge was that
                                                                                                                                                                      it is a friendly, small town on the ocean.”
     Townhomes                                                                                                                                                             Weege has lived in Ocean Ridge for 18
                                                                                                                                                                      years. After raising two sons he downsized
     YEAR             SALES       MINIMUM PRICE         MEDIAN PRICE         MAXIMUM PRICE                                                                            eight years ago to his current island home.
                                                                                                                                                                          Weege likes to fish and says one of the
     1999               2             $495,000            $497,500              $500,000                                                                              appeals of Ocean Ridge for boaters is that
                                                                                                                                                                      he can use the Boynton Inlet to hit the
     2000              11             $270,000           $340,000               $542,248                                                                              ocean within minutes.
                                                                                                           $1.25 million (5900 Old Ocean Blvd.)                           One of the vet’s unofficial jobs is being
     2001              14             $349,000            $510,000            $1,100,000                   Three-bedroom, 2-bath villa with 2-car garage, with        on call 24/7 to the police department for
                                                                                                           1,629 square feet and large balcony overlooking            animal emergencies.
     2002               4             $425,000           $690,000               $742,500                   pool and ocean in Villas of Ocean Ridge (pictured).            “Things like a turtle washing up
                                                                                                           Listed by Hampton Real Estate Group, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                      onshore or a snake escaping. I had an
     2003              12             $369,000            $610,000              $785,000                                                                              officer call when he thought he ran over
     2004               4             $526,000            $756,250              $825,000                                                                              and killed a python,” Weege reports. “The
                                                                                                                     WANT FLORIDA HOME                                snake lived. They call any time night or
     2005               9             $645,000            $765,000            $1,830,000                       TO FEATURE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?                          day, and I’m glad to do it.”
                                                                                                                                                                          Weege says the people are another
     2006               2             $540,000            $710,000              $880,000                  If you are interested in making your neighborhood           hidden treasure in Ocean Ridge.
                                                                                                             the Neighborhood of the Week, or if you have                 “I like the mix of people, older, young
     2007               1             $540,000           $540,000               $540,000                   questions or comments about Florida Home, call             families with children and snowbirds. This
     (Jan.-Mar)                                                                                           Florida Home Editor Dan Neal at (561) 820-4718,             is a very unique place to live.”
                                             Mapping and data analysis by William M. Hartnett                      or e-mail dan_neal@pbpost.com                                                  — Paul Lomartire
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                                                                                                                                                 THE PALM BEACH POST    •        SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2007                  9H

HOME LIFE                                                                                             STORM 2007 UPDATE

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compost, manure or humus, then             about $35 per hour, likely with a 4-hour
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Heliconia enjoy full sun to a light
shade. Protect taller ones from
                                               How to do it: First of all, if the door is
                                           more than 20 years old, be aware that the                                                                                     Tile                    2 Areas
wind, which can tatter the large

                                                                                                                                                                                                    59            95
                                           glass may not be tempered and can shatter
leaves and break the flower stalks,
by planting them against the house,
                                           easily. You can’t be too careful.
                                               Clear the room to give yourself plenty
fence or hedge line.
   Each stalk flowers only once and
should be cut off at ground level
                                           of space, and, before you remove the door,
                                           think through how you’re going to position                                     Sun Coast                                     Grout
to make room for new shoots and
flowers. Never cut the entire clump
                                           it in order to clean and work on it. Waiting
                                           until you’re reeling around the room with
                                                                                                                               Est. 1988
                                                                                                                                                                       Cleaning                     Carpet
to the ground unless it was severely
                                           a heavy, dangerous sheet of glass in your
                                           hands to come up with a plan is a very,
                                                                                                               Expert Cleaning Services:                                                             Clean
                                           very bad idea.

                                                                                                               Carpet                  Stone Care
                                                                                                                                                                   $                 95
   Heliconias come in three types.             With someone helping you, lift the door                                                                                                             Areas not to exceed
Most common are the warm-sea-              up by its sides until its bottom is clear of
                                                                                                                                                                                                 200 sq. ft. With Coupon.
son-blooming dwarf varieties that          the wheel track, then carefully tip the bot-
                                                                                                               Upholstery              Area Rugs                                                     Expires 8/31/07

grow from about 1 to 4 feet tall.          tom out of the track and lower it out and                           Drapery                 Pet Stains
They include H. psittacorum or
“parakeet” types such as dwarf or-
ange, Andromeda (red/orange) and
                                           away from the opening.
                                               Stand it on its side and lean it against                        Tile & Grout            Water Damage                                              3 Areas

                                           something immovable. One look at the
Lady Di (red/yellow). Golden torch
(gold) is a year-round bloomer that
                                           wheels should tell you what the problem is.
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10H     THE PALM BEACH POST         •   SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2007

 Greek yogurt,
it’s a ‘cultural’
    Dear Martha: How does Greek yogurt dif-
fer from regular yogurt?
    Answer: All yogurt starts out the same
way: “Friendly” bacteria cultures are added
to heated milk, which causes it to thicken.
The difference between regular yogurt
and Greek yogurt is that the latter is then
strained, separating out the watery whey
                    from the curd. The result is
                    a thick, creamy yogurt with
                    an intense, slightly sour
                                                                                Photo by ANTONIS ACHILLEOS
                       Because Greek yogurt is       STRAINED BREW: Greek yogurt carries more
                    strained, its nutrients are      nutrients per spoonful because of its density.
                    more concentrated, so you
                    don’t need to eat as much
  Good Things to get the same benefits.            home centers. (Avoid acidic solutions, which
  Martha Stewart    These include high levels of   dull a stone’s finish, especially if it’s com-
                    calcium, protein, vitamins     posed of calcium carbonates, as limestone,
                    B6 and B12, and magne-         travertine and marble are.) With a soft
                    sium, which promote intes-     brush or a nonabrasive sponge, scrub tiles
tinal health and cure bacterial infections.        in a circular motion, then rinse with water.
    Along with the enhanced nutrients,             Never use steel wool or metallic brushes, as
Greek yogurt contains up to 20 grams of fat        these can lead to hard-to-lift rust stains.
if it’s made with whole milk, compared with           Dear Martha: How do safety, tempered and
the 8 grams of fat of whole plain yogurts.         laminated glass differ?
That said, most brands come in low-fat and            A: The word safety is used to describe
even fat-free versions.                            glass that is either tempered or laminated.
    Greek yogurt is available in many gro-         Glass is often made by combining sand and
cery stores in larger cities, and in health-       lead with other minerals and chemicals in
food stores and specialty shops across the         a kiln. The mixture is heated until it lique-
country. If you can’t find it in your area, it’s   fies, then poured onto a surface to cool and
easy to make a Greek-style yogurt (also            solidify.
called yogurt cheese) at home. Simply line            Tempered glass is heated and cooled
a sieve with a few paper towels, cheesecloth       again, resulting in a product that is five to
or a coffee filter. Rest the sieve over a bowl,    seven times stronger than regular glass.
and fill it up with plain yogurt (low-fat or       Used in car windows, tempered glass is
whole will work).                                  much harder to crack than other kinds;
    Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and re-       when it does break, the pieces are blunter
frigerate it overnight, then discard the whey      and less likely to cause injury.
that has strained into the bowl. Enjoy the            Laminated glass consists of thin layers
remaining yogurt in many of your favorite          of plastic sandwiched between two sheets
recipes, including with fruit and honey, or        of glass. When it breaks, it does not shatter,
with chopped garlic and chives as a refresh-       but cracks in a spider web formation. Car
ing dip.                                           windshields are made of this glass, which
    Dear Martha: What is the best way to clean     also blocks about 97 percent of ultraviolet
natural-stone shower tiles?                        rays.
    A: Because stone shower tiles are blasted         The glass used to make outdoor furniture
with soap and water on a daily basis, they         is always tempered or laminated. In addi-
require more attention than stone floors or        tion, building codes require that glass doors
countertops. Jeff Gammelin, owner of Fresh-        be made of safety glass; it can be used for
water Stone, in Orland, Maine, suggests            windows, too.
cleaning tiles about twice per month.              Send questions to Ask Martha, c/o Letters
    It’s imperative to choose the right clean-     Department, Martha Stewart Living, 11 W.
ing solution. Gammelin suggests a mild, pH-        42nd Street, New York, N.Y., 10036, or e-mail
neutral cleaner with streak-free properties,       mslletters@marthastewart.com.
sold at stone fabrication shops and many


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