October 2010 Serving Coastal Boca Raton and Highland Beach Volume 3 . Issue 10
Along the Coast The Arts Along the Coast
Intracoastal South County’s
warning signs Meet two of the county’s
months away 215 lifeguards, whose job is
By Nirvi Shah to prevent tragedy on the beach.
New signs that warn boaters By Mary Jane Fine
of speed limits and note the
possible presence of manatees in Patrick McGlamery wasn’t nicknamed Squid
the Intracoastal Waterway could for nothing. A water-baby who learned to swim
be months away from being at three months, he surprised no one when
installed. he dived into life guarding just out of high
The Florida Fish & Wildlife school. He joined Boca Raton’s Ocean Rescue
Conservation Commission Department two decades
has plans for several new ago and rose to lieutenant
signs throughout Palm Beach after a dozen years.
County’s portion of the Midday on July 18,
waterway — including some waves ramped up a
in areas not currently marked rip current that pulled
— based on a 2006 study of Nicholas Donev under, in
Intracoastal boat traffic. But front of Lifeguard Tower
FWC waterway unit planner 17, a usually quiet stretch
Shaun Davis said a variety of of beach just south of
problems are keeping the signs Spanish River Park. Squid
from being erected. McGlamery, just returned
“We’re trying as hard as we Patrick ‘Squid’ from lunch, was manning
can to get it going,” Davis said. McGlamery that tower.
The $100,000 project needs describes his One of the 215 men
permits from the Army Corps job as ‘boring, and women who guard
of Engineers and the U.S. Coast punctuated by Palm Beach County’s
Guard to proceed, and then the increditble bursts 47 miles of shoreline
signs must be ordered. of activity.’ Photo — and the lives of
The delay worries by Tim Stepien those who enjoy them
Ronnie Svenstrup of — McGlamery knows
Highland Beach. As it is, the stereotype of his profession: sun-bronzed
she said, many boaters hunks who collect a paycheck for eight fun-in-
ignore the existing signs and go the-sun hours of sunbather admiration. He’s
far too fast. Their speed creates George Bolge is leading the Boca Raton Museum of Art through a $400,000 quick to define his job with the tongue-in-cheek
wakes that endanger people renovation. Photo by Tim Stepien one-liner: “a job that’s boring, punctuated by
in the water and deteriorates incredible bursts of activity.”
The State of the Arts
mangroves — the pods of His more serious assessment: “Every day
which provide one of manatees’ is different, unlike a desk job. The tides are
favorite foods — and causes always different. The wind is always different.
property damage. It’s almost a matter of finding your Zen, just
“We need more patrol in Cultural organizations voice relaxing and enjoying what’s around you.”
this area, more enforcement On this day, what was different was Donev,
of the laws that they have,” cautious optimism about prospects a football player at Olympic Heights High
said Svenstrup, whose condo School, out celebrating his 16th birthday with
overlooks the waterway. By Hap Erstein Inside friends. A yellow caution flag was flying, but the
Svenstrup, who is moderate risk it signaled couldn’t predict the
chairwoman of the Highland Upbeat, but not without concern. PALM BEACH ARTSPAPER
sudden waves that caught Donev and his buddy,
Beach Beaches and Shores That is the way professional arts institutions FREE VOLUME 2,, No. 4
YOUR GUIDE TO SOUTH FLORIDA CULTURE OCTOBER 2010
Michael Maldonado, just on the far side of the
Advisory Committee, is a boater describe their view of the season ahead, which sandbar, intensifying the until-then modest rip
Our critics pick
herself. Her concerns, she they certainly hope will be the last for a while the best
of the best
for the coming months.
said, have nothing to do with that is riddled with economic challenges. McGlamery had kept his eye on the teens.
curtailing boaters from using “The verbal reports that I’m getting from When he spotted one “apparently going after”
the Lake Worth Lagoon. “I don’t our arts organizations are very optimistic, both the other, he radioed a rescue, then launched
want to stop anybody from with subscription sales and attendance at our himself into action. Within seconds, he was
having fun,” she said. museums,” says Rena Blades, president and INSIDE THE SEASON
shoving a floating device to Maldonado. But
She’d like to see a restriction chief executive officer of the Palm Beach County Donev had vanished.
IN BOOKS: Theater: A move for Florida Stage Page 4
THE SEASON IN JAZZ:
If you know where to look, Palm Beach Art: Soundsuits! Page 10
it’s a good year ahead for Guess who’s
the art form. coming to Classical: Mahler Five, twice Page 22
Page 12 Miami’s book
on wave height in addition to Cultural Council, the prime support agency for Statistics on drowning deaths vary,
fair? Pop: The future of roots music Page 23
LISTINGS: Our arts
calendar. Opera: Orfeo, Cyrano, Cenerentola Page 27
Pages 36-39 Page 25
the speed limits and for others the area’s arts nonprofits. “It’s optimism with depending on the source, but according to
on the water to report speeding some caution over what the economy has thrown Palm Beach ArtsPaper B.J. Fisher, director of Health and Safety
boaters. “If we had more people at us, mostly in terms of private donations.” offers its Season Preview. for the Virginia-based American Lifeguard
See MANATEE on page 17 See THE ARTS on page 4 See LIFEGUARDS on page 7
House Inside Turtle hatchlings
of the head to sea
Month What’s cooking in Boca? Gumbo Limbo
It’s all We explore downtown’s newer Nature Center helps
about the eateries. Pages 10-11 baby sea turtles on their
view at this ocean journey. Page 5
Boca Raton Meet Your Neighbor
Intracoastal Patricia Fleitas, FAU’s director of Plus: Lionfish – it’s
home. choral and vocal studies, lives in what‘s for dinner.
Page 18 Highland Beach. Page 13 Page 12
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Another season is upon us, which for several years has
and that’s cause for celebration. brought together internationally
As writer Hap Erstein renowned musicians and
underscores in his report on the authors, has the potential of
state of the arts in eastern Boca being the area’s largest cultural
Raton and Highland Beach, our event, when it happens March 5
cultural leaders are cautiously to 12 in Mizner Park.
optimistic in these times of And that’s in addition to
economic strife. concerts by Florida Atlantic
Cautious optimism — that’s University’s critically acclaimed
a sensible approach. Klezmer Company Orchestra
Find ways to grow, as Florida and choral ensembles. Patricia
Atlantic and Lynn universities Fleitas, director of choral
have done, with new film and studies at FAU, says it is her
performance spaces. mission “to take our FAU choral
Celebrate the space you’re in, program across Florida and
as Caldwell Theatre has done even outside the United States.” Betty Grinnan volunteers with the Friends of the Boca Raton Library and the Florence Fuller
with a new cabaret series the That’s a nice thought, and it’s Child Development Center. Photo by Scott Simmons
theater hopes will bring in new a far cry from the town of my
Take a gift and run with it,
as Highland Beach’s library has
youth, when FAU had no vocal
program to speak of, Caldwell
Theatre’s home was in a mall
An advocate for reading, library
done in updating its gallery and and the Boca Raton Museum of
performance space. Art was a small space on West By Scott Simmons NOMINATE SOMEONE am passionate about that,
Or take stock of what you’ve Palmetto Park Road. TO BE A COASTAL STAR especially in today’s digital
got, and spruce up your digs, Making all those changes With Betty Grinnan, her Send a note to news@ world.”
as the Boca Raton Museum took vision. voice says it all. thecoastalstar.com or call And she still is passionate
of Art is doing in its $400,000 And I hope our cultural It is at once authoritative 337-1553. about getting kids to read.
renovation. leaders continue that vision to and humorous. Focused, but After her retirement,
As the Palm Beach take their institutions on their sweetened with the honeyed is packed with books, CDs Grinnan became a volunteer
ArtsPaper’s Season Preview next steps into the accent of her native Virginia. and DVDs. Annual sales are librarian for the Florence
shows us, there is much to savor. future. And Grinnan uses that upward of $40,000, said Janet Fuller Child Development
From art to music, theater to voice to get things done. Klingler, president of the Center.
literary events, southern Palm — Scott Simmons, As a member of the Friends Friends. “It is a wonderful
Beach County has it all. managing editor of the Boca Raton Library and The group receives upward venue for me to help
Festival of the Arts Boca, as liaison between the Friends of $70,000 in requests each children love books, and
and the Library Advisory year from the library staff, to encourage parents and
Board, Grinnan helped prod and money it raises through teachers to read to them,” she
LETTERS: The Coastal Star welcomes letters-to-the-editor the City Council into agreeing book sales helps provide says of the Florence Fuller
about issues of interest in the community. These are subject to build a larger library a few lectures and music programs. center, where she reads to the
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The City Council agreed than 1,500 books monthly and two granddaughters
on Sept. 13 to go forward with that cannot be sold in the — three live in Hong Kong
the 35,000- to 40,000-square- book shop to area nursing — who come to visit their
foot project, after more than a homes, hospitals and senior grandparents in Boca Raton.
dozen citizens spoke in favor centers. The children tend to enjoy
of the $9.8 million project, to Grinnan comes by her reading such fantasy material
be built at Fourth Street and library activities naturally. as the Harry Potter series and
Boca Raton Boulevard. She and her husband, books by C.S. Lewis.
It is a move that would Tucker, who live in coastal As for Grinnan, she reads
allow the existing library Boca Raton, moved to the The New York Times and
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October 2010 The COASTAL STAR News 3
The Boca Raton
City Council voted
Sept. 13 to build
a new downtown
library on the
Lumber site, at
Street and Boca
two blocks north of
the current library
(below right). The
new site will include
parking lots, a Highland Beach Highland Beach Boca Raton
garage and possibly Direct Oceanfront Direct Oceanfront Direct Intracoastal
a train station. $14,850,000 $8,995,000 $7,500,000
Staff graphic by
Source: City of Boca
Boca votes to build library
north of current location Miami Beach Lighthouse Point Boca Raton-Blocks to Beach
The Bath Club-Double Unit Deepwater Contemporary Point Lot Spanish River "Estates"
By Margie Plunkett chairman of Boca Raton’s $3,999,999 $3,495,000 $3,250,000
Library Advisory Board.
The direction Boca Raton He favored the Library
council gave its city manager Commons plan for several
on where to locate the new reasons, including that the
library: Two blocks north one-story building under
from the current building at consideration would mean
the former Causeway Lumber lower operating costs and 14
site. percent less construction time
The council favored the and would make management
new site 3-1, and made its of library events easier.
wishes known after a Sept. 13 Dissenting council Boca Raton Boca Raton-Blocks to Beach Delray Beach
public hearing and years after member Anthony Majhess
Direct Intracoastal Spanish River "Estates" Direct Intracoastal Point Lot
voters approved a new library. questioned a campaign of
A one-story Library unsigned emails from Library $3,199,000 $3,000,000 $2,795,000
Commons facility won after Commons supporters,
the public and commissioners calling it “disingenuous” and
contemplated one- and two- wondering “if the lobbyists
story buildings as well as if are registered with the city as
the Florida East Coast railway required.”
would use the old library as His concerns about the
a train station in the event new location included
the new passenger rail plan whether Boca Raton would
ultimately succeeds. end up financially supporting
The selection was made the old library as an unused
over several options offered “mothball” building. Boca Raton Boca Raton-Blocks to Beach Highland Beach
up by PGAL Architects, “If it’s not fit for library Deepwater-Golden Harbour Spanish River "Estates" Direct Intracoastal-Bel Lido Isle
including renovating the patrons, I would imagine it $2,395,000 $1,995,000 $1,975,000
old library in stages so would not be fit for others,”
that it could remain open Majhess said.
throughout construction. The The corner property with
library is at 200 NW Boca a two-story building would
Raton Blvd. be more attractive, he said,
Seven years ago, according noting concern that the
to Betty Grinnan, chairman parking lot, which could
of the Committee to Support be shared with the possible
a New Downtown Library, train station, would be more
residents voted to build a new of a hazard for children and
52,500-square-foot library. others visiting the library.
“There is no question the Construction on a new Boca Raton-Blocks to Beach Delray Beach-Blocks to Beach Delray Beach
Causeway property — Library library could begin in July Spanish River "Estates" Over Half Acre-Seagate Deepwater-Blocks to Beach
Commons — is supported by 2011 on the Causeway site $1,595,000 $1,500,000 $1,395,000
the library community.” and take about a year and a
The largest facility option half, with completion between
offered by the architect was August 2012 and March C AST L E S B Y T H E B E AC H R E A LT Y
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4 News The COASTAL STAR October 2010
Classic film, theater options expanding in Boca Raton
By Hap Erstein price,” he adds.
The ever-buoyant Jan
Despite economic challenges, McArt, director of theater
there are are two new venues on program development at Lynn
Boca Raton’s arts scene. University, concedes that “all arts
A completely new art film organizations are feeling a strain
complex is opening at the end and stress.”
of the month at Florida Atlantic Still, she is in the early
University, and Lynn University’s stages of booking the new
new theater continues to expand 750-seat, $14.3 million Wold
its programming in its first full Performing Arts Center, open
season. on campus since March, and is
Take the arrival busy “keeping prices very, very
of Living Room reasonable and improving the
Theatres, four quality and the popularity of my
50-seat luxury attractions.”
screening rooms She may be in academia,
at FAU, slated to but she has the instincts of a
open Oct. 29. commercial producer. “I think
McArt By day, they nonprofit, but I know that the
will be used for bottom line has to be met.”
the school’s film study program, Run without public grants, the
but at night and on weekends facility relies completely on ticket
they will open to the public sales for one- and two-night ABOVE: The Living Room
with state-of-the-art, digitally concert events and on private Theaters at Florida Atlantic
projected foreign, independent donors. University will offer four, 50-
and classic films. “I’ve been very fortunate in seat screening rooms and will
“In hard times, people need getting some very loyal sponsors show foreign, independent
something to entertain them who have been with me since and classic films.
and take their minds away,” says the very first show that I did
Living Room co-owner Diego here,” says McArt, the former LEFT: The Living Room
Rimoch. dinner theater producer turned Theaters offers leather seating.
At a ticket price expected academic. “There is definitely an Photos courtesy of Florida
to be $9, $6 for seniors and atmosphere of the arts out Atlantic University
students, “This is really a there that is at least holding
premium experience at a bargain its own.” Ú
THE ARTS: version.”
“The more carpet I have to
will still come out, but they’re
going to be more selective.”
‘Hey, can you do a sponsorship
of a production?’ ”
provide the services that we’re
known for,” plus an increase in
Continued from page 1
replace, the better I feel,” says Adding to the challenges the arts complex’s educational
“The economy is on Bolge. [Also being updated is that arts institutions face Library bequest component, like its new
everyone’s mind right now,” the museum’s security system, today are the difficulties of The already busy arts expanded photography classes.
concedes George Bolge, which became antiquated over fundraising, particularly from program at the Highland Beach “People in this community
executive director of the time.] the public sector. Library had received a major are being more cautious with
Boca Raton Museum of Art “The grants, boost, a bequest from patron their dollars, but the arts are
at Mizner Park. The museum Not compromising of course, are Sanford H. Goldstein, who left important to them.”
is closed for $400,000 in Arts organizations may be disastrous,” says the facility $100,000 upon his Even the Caldwell Theatre
renovations, but is expected watching their pennies, but Bolge candidly. death in July 2009. Company, which struggled this
to reopen Oct. 12. “I think they are not compromising on “The state and Library director Mari Suarez summer with two new plays
that the arts really represent the quality of work they are the county put the money into renovations that were sparsely attended, is
the great advancements of presenting. “I haven’t seen our constantly cut of its multiuse community increasing its programming
mankind. And at a time like organizations sort of dumb the granting room, now renamed for and reaching out to new
this, a certain amount of pride down at all,” reports Blades. monies back.” Goldstein. audiences.
in what you’ve accomplished “I’m certainly not seeing it He mentions that seven “We put in a new wooden “We created Club Caldwell,
kind of offsets the weighted- from our theaters.” years ago, Florida awarded floor, a new state-of-the-art a cabaret in our beautiful lobby,
down feeling you get with the “You can’t, you just can’t” $30 million to its resident arts sound and light system,” says and starting it off with (local
economy.” cut corners on quality, insists groups. This year, that figure Suarez with pride. “It is now songstress) Avery Sommers
Now, says Bolge, “You would Clive Cholerton, who has will be $7,000, putting the state a first-class state-of-the-art for a night,” says Cholerton.
think it might be difficult for us completed his first full year 49th in support of the arts. facility. I don’t think any “The hope is to attract the
in a monetary way, but people as artistic director of Boca’s No wonder the performing library has this.” people who are not necessarily
are flocking more and more to Caldwell Theatre Company. arts groups and museums are Harder is figuring out is a traditional theatergoers that
museums.” “Every dollar you save doing looking elsewhere for so-called way to increase the number of we can convert into that. If you
When the museum opens its that results in two dollars “unearned income.” concerts and art exhibits in the are more creative with the way
doors, it will feature a lineup less in revenue. People see it, The Caldwell has had some room. “My goodness, that room you do things, you can get by in
of blockbuster exhibitions they smell it. It’s the path to breakthroughs in that regard is occupied almost every single times like these.”
ranging from Pablo Picasso to destruction.” through the bolstering of its day of the week, but you can Perhaps Cholerton sums the
California Impressionism to Like most organizations that board of trustees. always increase by juggling the situation up best.
Costumes from the Cinema. depends on subscriptions or “Now people from the times,” she adds. “When you get into tough
How can it afford such shows in memberships, the Caldwell has business world are approaching Ask Joe Gillie, longtime times, if you look at it from a
this economy? seen a drop in those numbers. me, because they’re looking for executive director of Delray different way, you can see a way
“Guys like me, we call in a “I think that’s the area that gets opportunities to meet other Beach’s Crest Theatre, about around it. Sometimes it doesn’t
lot of favors,” Bolge explains. hit the most, and it is not just people and develop business for his outlook for the season and feel like it when you’re in the
“That way, we can get these the economy,” notes Cholerton. themselves,” says Cholerton. he responds quickly with one middle of it, but there is
spectacular shows, but not “People are less willing to “So now we have the ability to word, “Excellent.” He adds, “We light at the end of the
at the kind of cost of a retail commit to all four shows. They go to their businesses and say, are just trying to hang on and tunnel.” Ú
October 2010 The COASTAL STAR Along the Coast 5
Along the Coast
hatchling, less Ready for
than 3 days
ounce and an
ounce and a
half. It can grow
to more than
Photos by Jaime Kujala
ABOVE: Sea turtle expert Kirt
Rusenko carries a bucket bearing
about 60 hatchlings destined for
release at Boca Raton’s Red Reef Park.
LEFT: Volunteers display a baby sea
turtle to members of the USA (Under
Sea Adventures) Dive Club before the
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s
Sept. 10 hatchling release.
They came. They relaxed. And then they
headed out to sea from the same beach their
ancestors have used for thousands of year.
The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
helped more than 50 baby loggerhead and
leatherback sea turtles on their journey to the
ocean during a recent hatchling release.
The release, which took place at Red Reef
Park, was a successful one, by all counts, with
all but nine of the baby turtles — who were
3 days old or less — making their way into
the surf to swim off to the floating grass beds
of the Sargasso Sea, southwest of Bermuda,
where they will feed and grow — or make a
tasty snack for sea predators.
Because of the extreme heat, the hatchlings
have been slower moving this season, said
marine preservationist Kirt Rusenko.
Of the nine who didn’t make it that night,
one died. The others were returned to the
Gumbo Limbo, where they were to dine
on shrimp to build their strength before
embarking on their own journeys across the
— Scott Simmons
One of more than 50 baby sea turtles makes its way into the surf at Red Reef Park. From
there, it will attempt to swim to the Sargasso Sea grass beds, where it will feed and grow.
6 News The COASTAL STAR October 2010
Town to vote on whether to replace aging fire truck
By Steve Plunkett any project priced more than can get to buildings, he said,
$350,000. making the ladder no better
It’s in the shop a lot, and “That vehicle has outlived than a much shorter one
repair bills are mounting. its usefulness and it should be positioned nearer to the wall.
It’s not easy to drive in tight replaced as soon as possible,’’ Repair bills have totaled
places. And every time it gets Delray Beach Fire-Rescue more than $135,000 in the
back to the station, the life Chief David C. James warned past 4 1/2 years, and the truck
support equipment has to be town commissioners this is out of service about 50 days
taken out and plugged into summer. Highland Beach each year. ‘’That’s a pretty
the wall. contracts with Delray Beach high average,’’ James said.
Firefighters say it’s time for fire and rescue services. What’s more, the truck
to replace Highland Beach’s The truck, made by originally was equipped for
15-year-old ladder truck, but Sutphen, has a 100-foot ladder basic life support. It since has
they need voter approval to do and is so heavy it sometimes been upgraded to advanced
so. The truck they want costs cracks pavers as it approaches life support but barely has
$810,000; the Town Charter high-rises, James said. Its room for all the gear. ABOVE: The Highland
calls for a referendum on weight limits how close it “When a call comes out, Beach fire truck rescues
or whenever they leave the workers at the Toscana.
station, the crew personnel LEFT: The town may buy
must unplug that apparatus a truck like this $810,000
All your painting needs and restore it to its position in model.
• Removal of textures to smooth ceilings a compartment that is really Photo courtesy of Delray
• Drywall & Plaster Repair quite packed,’’ James said. Beach Fire-Rescue
• Knockdown, Popcorn & Repairs ‘’It’s not designed to carry all
• Carpentry, Crown Molding the equipment.’’ Accardi said the truck is used Beach supplies five personnel
& Baseboards The chief recommends that not only for fighting fires and for each 24-hour shift, with
Reasonably priced for today's economy! Highland Beach buy a lighter- providing emergency medical three shifts rotating every
weight, more maneuverable services, but also for special third day.
Pierce Manufacturing aerial operations. He recalled a The proposal to replace the
truck with a 75-foot ladder. rescue the truck assisted in aerial truck had an instant fan
If the town borrowed at the Toscana condos when on the Town Commission:
money from its reserves, then a thunderstorm trapped two Vice Mayor Miriam Zwick,
paid itself back, the owner workers on scaffolding. who lives in a 16th-floor
of a $500,000 home might “This storm came out of the condo. A recent fall in her
pay $32.71 for seven years or south I believe, very rapidly, apartment left her helpless
$77.27 for three years, Town very high winds,’’ Accardi to move. “Every bone in one
Manager Dale Sugerman said. said. “Suddenly before they side of the neck was broken
Exact financing would be can get down or secure their and the spinal cord was being
determined next year while scaffolding, the scaffolding pinched,’’ she said.
the new truck is being built. ropes and cables got wrapped Zwick praised the
The town has about 60 around some palm trees and emergency medical
high rises. Mayor Jim Newill it moved the scaffolding out technicians, firefighters
Delray Beach 561-272-1400 wondered how many stories of position and they were not and police who responded
up the shorter ladder would able to lower to the ground.’’ in minutes and took her to
reach. “I have a personal Firefighters climbed the Delray Trauma Center.
reason for asking that. I live truck’s ladder and untangled “I take this very
on the ninth floor,’’ he said. the scaffolding. Under the personally,’’ she said. “And
Firefighters said the contract, Highland Beach without looking into it deeper,
smaller truck would get closer owns the fire station just according to the finances et
to buildings, offsetting its north of Town Hall, the cetera, I would stand up and
shorter reach. ladder truck, a rescue truck say, ‘All right, let’s do it —
Assistant Chief Russ and related equipment. Delray please!’ ” Ú
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Plus the town would save up to $75,000
instead of a paid administrative assistant was a year in salary and benefits by not hiring a
OK in the Police Department but not in the permanent employee, he said.
Town Hall lobby. But commissioners insisted nothing but
Chief Craig Hartmann assured them other paid help would do in the lobby.
towns use volunteers as a receptionist and first “Put a part-timer in there and let him or her
point of contact for residents seeking police be seen,” said Commissioner Doris Trinley,
help. who served as town clerk for 16 years.
“They become the best ambassadors for — Steve Plunkett
2010-11 Tax Rates
The final tax rate per $1,000 of assessed property value as approved by the county, school district and
Tax District 2010-11 2009-10
Palm Beach County, Aggregate (see note) $6.58 $6.11
Palm Beach County School District $8.15 $7.86
Palm Beach County Health Care District (preliminary) $1.15 $1.15
Boca Raton $3.40 $3.34
Briny Breezes $10.00 $10.00
Delray Beach $7.19 $7.19
Gulf Stream $2.87 $2.87
Highland Beach $3.25 $3.35
Lantana $3.24 $3.24
Manalapan $2.80 $2.80
Ocean Ridge $5.25 $5.40
South Palm Beach $4.32* $7.65
Notes: *South Palm Beach: Does not include $3.46 per $1,000 Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue tax now billed directly to
The Palm Beach County Health Care District holds its final budget vote Sept. 29, after The Coastal Star deadlines.
County and Municipal taxes shown reflect only those over $1 per $1,000 of taxable property value. Debt services and
B other independent taxing districts often vary by municipality and are not reflected in this chart. Please see your 2010
property tax record.
October 2010 The COASTAL STAR Along the Coast 7
Boca Raton: 50 lifeguards.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. every day,
Delray Beach: 14 fulltime,
19 part-time lifeguards. 9
a.m.-5 p.m. every day, year-
Oceanfront Park: 9 fulltime,
6 part-time lifeguards. 9
a.m.-5:15 p.m. every day,
Delray Beach lifeguard supervisor Bob Black, at Atlantic Dunes Park, year-round. 561-742-6650
once rescued a mother and daughter who were being pulled out to
sea. Photo by Jerry Lower Lantana: 5 lifeguards (also
at $12.79 an hour. In the test,
LIFEGUARDS: a grueling physical challenge
responsible for guarding
inshore and offshore
Continued from page 1 eliminates most: “We’d have to coastlines of Manalapan
Association, the U.S. records go rescue them,” says Taylor. and South Palm Beach).
about 3,800 drowning deaths Rescues are lifeguards’ 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
annually, including both ocean huzzah! moments, but avoiding 561-540-5731
and pools. danger is the real goal.
Danger is nowhere evident “We practice preventative Palm Beach County:
on a recent mid-September lifeguarding here, directing Includes Gulfstream Park,
morning in Delray Beach, people verbally or with a Ocean Inlet Park and South
illustrating the other end of the whistle, Taylor says. “That’s our Inlet, Boca Raton.
life-saving spectrum, a classic focus now: to prevent people Lifeguard staff of 60 year-
green-flag (low-hazard) day: from getting in trouble rather round and 20 seasonal
air temperature 79 degrees at than fishing them out.” guards oversees 13 ocean
7 a.m., water temperature 84, Black employed that method and inlet parks from
a gentle 5- to 10-mph breeze a couple of years ago when, Tequesta to Boca Raton.
from the east, just the slightest manning North Tower 2, he Most are covered from
ruffle of wavelets. This is the noticed two people swimming Lt. Patrick ‘Squid’ McGlamery helped rescue two teens south of
9 a.m. -5:20 p.m.
slow season, those lazy, hazy, in unguarded water that hid a Spanish River Park in Boca Raton. Photo by Tim Stepien
less-than-crazy days of late rip current. He radioed a rescue
summer after the kids return and swam out. He’d covered 25 for a pulse again. There was Donev 99 percent oxygen with “It was the first time in 20
to school and before the yards before the pair, a mother none. Other lifeguards arrived. each breath. The paramedics years of lifeguarding I knew
snowbirds descend. and 12-year-old daughter, They did CPR. They did chest transported him to the hospital, for sure that, without my
At Tower 5, lifeguard screamed for help. And help compressions. They turned him where he made a full recovery. intervention, this person would
supervisor Bob Black scans the was right there. on his side to let water spill McGlamery recovered, too. have lost his life.”
water, where one woman bobs from his mouth. He began to During the rescue, he had little Two months later, when the
close to shore, and a kayaker nnn breathe on his own. time to think. That night was Olympic Heights football team
paddles out, but not too far. “As When McGlamery pulled Within two to three different. “Every muscle in my played Spanish River High,
you can see, it’s really calm out Nich Donev from under the minutes, fire department body was tense,” he recalls. “I Donev had a special fan in the
this morning. There are no sea sea, he detected a faint pulse. paramedics were there with couldn’t eat. I was freezing cold. stands: Lt. Patrick
pests, no jellyfish or nothing,” Seconds later, on shore, he felt a bag-valve mask that gave I had to turn the a/c up to 85. “Squid” McGlamery. Ú
says the genial Black. “Today, I
think we’re gonna be sittin’ and
This is not a complaint.
“Whenever I think about
being bored,’ says Black,
“I think that in a couple of
months I won’t be.”
The county’s beaches are
guarded 365 sometimes-
boring-sometimes-not days a
year, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. But
a lifeguard’s day begins even
earlier, says Bob Taylor, Delray’s
Ocean Rescue superintendent.
Supervisors start at 7, everyone BEST
else at 8. They assess the day’s VALUE IN
weather and water conditions;
get rescue equipment ready —
the watercraft and ATVs, the This gracious 3,662-total-
foam-filled and hard-plastic home, with 3 Bdrms/ 3.5
rescue buoys, the paddleboards Baths, is situated on a beautifully landscaped and very private, patios. New kitchen, baths, impact windows and doors and full-
and backboards and first-aid large lot on a cul-de-sac at 6 Loggerhead Lane, Point house generator. Ownership conveys with a gratis membership
gear. They must be EMT- Manalapan. Set up perfectly for entertaining, the large living to The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach Hotel’s La Coquille Club and
qualified within a year of hire. room flows into the study and opens to the formal dining room. oceanfront facilities! If you haven’t already discovered
And hiring, Taylor says, Bay windows in both the living and dining rooms offer gorgeous Manalapan and Hypoluxo Island, this is the property to inspire
got easier when the economy garden views and French doors from the sun room/den open to a you to do so!
got tougher, making better- side porch that extends to the screened-in heated pool area and Estate owned and offered at only $950,000.
paying jobs scarce. Now, he
gets “dozens and dozens” of
applicants for jobs that begin
8 Around Town The COASTAL STAR October 2010
An away game? Mizner Park is the place for Dol-Fans to gather
Mustard and ketchup. Bees Admission is free; so is to play a bowl game in NCAA
and honey. Beer and pretzels. parking. Special guests will history. Now playing their
Abbott and Costello. The include Dolphins alumni, 10th season under Schnel-
Miami Dolphins and Boca some conducting clinics for lenberger, the Owls have just
Raton. They just naturally go youngsters, the Dolphins attained another major goal,
together. cheerleaders and the T.D. not on the field, but in the
Lots of Dolphins alums Fins Force. Large-screen TVs offices of the state’s Board of
live in the area. Hall of Fame will be set up around the park Governors. On Sept. 16, the
center Dwight Stephenson so fans can watch the game; board approved FAU’s plan to
recently competed in Boca’s games and bounce houses are finance a $70 million, 30,000-
Ballroom Battle dance contest. set up for the kids while adults seat stadium complex with
Former running back Keith can compete for memorabilia, 20 luxury suites plus student
Byars coaches at Boca High. game tickets and travel pack- housing and a retail area.
But the relationship to Boca ages; area restaurants offer The groundbreaking cer-
is nearly half a century in the game specials. For details, go emony is set for 4 p.m. Oct.
making. Way back in 1966, to www.downtownboca.org. 16, with a tailgating party to
when Joe Robbie put the team follow. University officials
together to play in the Ameri- Boca has another Dolphin hope the stadium will be
can Football League, where link — Howard Schnellen- ready next fall.
did the Dolphins practice? berger. Now “The stadium will provide a
At St. Andrew’s School, head coach of wonderful opportunity for us
which also is where the movie the Florida to come together as a com-
Paper Lion was filmed in Atlantic Uni- munity, building traditions
1967, thanks to Dolphins and versity Owls, and enhancing the university
former Detroit Lions Coach Howard experience,” Schnellenberger
George Wilson. (Also take first came to said.
note that Paper Lion proved The March of Dimes honored Countess Henrietta de Hoernle South Florida Soon, however, the school
the springboard to fame for on her 98th birthday at its Fifth Annual Signature Chefs & Wine Schnellenberger as the Dol- administration will have to
three future stars: Alan Alda, Extravaganza at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Photo by Thom phins’ offensive coordinator make another big decision: a
Lauren Hutton and Alex Kar- Smith name for the stadium. Schools
when the team went 17-0 in
ras (who actually came close The Dolphins and the city Bay goes as well as the first 1972. He later led the Uni- name buildings for donors,
to becoming a Dolphin). have teamed up to produce two, against Buffalo and Min- versity of Miami to its first mascots, famous graduates,
Times have changed. Pro “South Florida’s biggest away- nesota. national championship and noted Americans. De Hoernle
football may have been big game parties” every time the “It was great; we had more built Louisville into a national is everywhere in Boca; so is
money back then, but now the Fins play somewhere else. than 1,500 show up for the power. Mizner; Lynn, too!
stakes are huge, both inside Several thousand fans are ex- Minnesota game,” event The Owls are slowly work- It shouldn’t be called
and outside of the stadiums. pected at noon on Oct. 17 for publicist Jon Kaye said. “The ing their way up the ranks. the Owls Nest because the
Boca’s mantra: When the Dol- the third party of the season restaurants were extremely With its bid to the New original residents of FAU dig
phins are away, the Dol-Fans and organizers hope the game happy. Uncle Julio’s had more Orleans Bowl in 2007, FAU holes. Save “The Burrow” for a
will play … at Mizner Park. against the Packers in Green than 400 covers.” became the youngest program See TOWN on page 9
October 2010 The COASTAL STAR Around Town 9
Along the Coast TOWN: finger food at its best, served live music. General admis-
Continued from page 8 by some of the area’s top chefs, sion is $85, VIP $125. Several
fine wines, an auction of spe- charities and nonprofits will
Citizen board opposes campus rathskeller. I’ll throw
my 2 cents in right now and
cial dining experiences from
the chefs — ah, heaven.
public radio station’s sale propose a simple solution that
recognizes the one person
And to top it off, the crowd
wished happy birthday to
Come to the Cabaret, as
mounted at Caldwell Theatre
who’s put FAU sports on the Henrietta de Hoernle, who by Entre’Acte Theatrix, a new
By Angie Francalancia of Education and the map. Call it Howard’s House. was honored for her philan- production company from
Federal Communications thropy. It was her 98th. Palm Beacher Vicki Halmos.
For the first time since Commission. Boca, of course, is loaded The show will run from Oct.
the sale of WXEL-FM 90.7 The license transfer is with restaurants, so naturally The first Oktoberfest of 14-24. Halmos’ goal is to “give
was announced six months anticipated to be on the they want to put the word out. the season is set for 7 p.m. emerging talents from South
ago, the public broadcasting DOE’s agenda at its Dec. 17 On Sept. 14 and 15, Mizner Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Count Florida the opportunity to
station’s Citizens Advisory meeting, which will be held Park hosted Tastemakers, a de Hoernle Pavilion at the get those critical professional
Board had a chance to in Miami. The location has progressive tasting of food of F.E.C. Railway Station in theater credits before contem-
tell its board of trustees not been identified, said a and drink samples at 10 of its Boca. Benefits the Boca His- plating a move to New York,
why the members and the department spokeswoman. prime eateries: from shep- torical Society. Food, Ger- or any other larger arena.”
community oppose the sale. The Citizens Advisory herd’s pie and mac and cheese man bier, bake sale (German) Kimberly Dawn (KD)
The board of trustees Board told the trustees it had at Dubliner to Asian spiced and music by the Sheffield Smith, a protégé of the late
met Sept. 23 for its annual the same concerns as those duck taco at Max’s Grille. Brothers. $75, 561-395-6766 Broadway wunderkind Mi-
meeting. It was the first time raised in past months by the Great deal for $25 a ticket, or www.bocahistory.org. chael Bennett, who a recently
the board met since its April DOE, including the position and most of the 1,200 guests, handled a local production of
20 special meeting in which that the broadcasting license double last year’s turnout, The first Boca Raton Wine Hair, will direct and choreo-
it approved the station’s is a public asset and that didn’t mind that service at & Food Festival, Oct. 10 at graph. Call 561-241-7432.
sale by Barry University to “Barry is profiting from the some places was a little slow. 6:30 (5:30 for VIP ticket hold-
Classical South Florida. sale of a public asset,” del At $100, the price was a ers) is a street festival. The
Citizens Advisory Board Real said. bit higher for the Fifth An- north side of Camino Real Thom Smith
President Pablo del Real, who Pat Meehan of the law nual Signature Chefs & Wine will be blocked from U.S. 1 to is a freelance
had asked for time on the firm Holland Knight, which Extravaganza, Sept. 24 at The the Boca Resort to make room writer. He can
agenda to speak, reminded represents the trustees in Boca Raton Resort & Club, for samplings from 70 restau- be reached at
the trustees that having a the sale, said the trustees but then the bash featured 31 rants and dozens of vintners thomsmith@
citizen’s advisory board is a had addressed all the restaurants and benefited the and breweries, cooking ymail.com.
requirement of its license. concerns raised by the DOE, March of Dimes. Gourmet demonstrations, a bazaar and
“It’s supposed to operate adding that the lawyer who
as a conduit for community described the station as a
input,” he told the board. “It’s public trust “was misguided.”
difficult to advise someone James Roth, a West Palm
on a decision after they have Beach resident who opposes
made that decision.” the sale, said he’s forming a
Del Real told the trustees grass-roots group to fight it,
that the advisory board called SOSWXEL.
opposes the sale because Last month, the Boynton
the new owners wouldn’t Beach City Commission
be local, they’d move to sent a letter to the DOE
an all-music format rather expressing concern about the
than community programs, potential loss of community
and the sale would split the programs and loss of jobs
licenses of the radio station in the city. Boynton Beach
from the public television deeded the land on South
station, WXEL TV. Congress Avenue that is
The transfer of the home to WXEL specifically
station’s license to buyer for the community to have a
Classical South Florida non-profit public voice, said
must be approved by both City Commissioner Bill
the state Department Orlove. Ú
E XCEPTIONAL W ATERFRONT P ROPER TIES
Autumn high tides
may cause flooding
By Steve Plunkett higher around the fall and
Fall has come and, with Town Manager William
it, the season of higher-than- H. Thrasher said Gulf Stream 610 N. Ocean, Delray Beach 700 S. Ocean, Manalapan 609 S. Atlantic Drive
usual tides. had major problems with 200’ of oceanfront, 2.35 +/- acres. Historic
John Volk designed compound in Delray
Direct Ocean-to-Intracoastal land in
Manalapan. 5.57+/- acres, 520’+/- direct
This beautiful direct Intracoastal Hypoluxo
Island home offers 4BR/4.5BA, high ceil-
In the Intracoastal flooded roads about 10 years Beach with Main House, two Guest ocean frontage, 480’+/- on the Intracoastal. ings, marble floors, European kitchen, sauna
Owner can divide. $29.9 Million, Bring
Waterway behind Highland ago but had since invested Cottages, and a Treehouse Office.
$6.4 million, $4.4 million, $2.9 million or Offers. www.oceantointracoastal.com.
room, covered logia & dock. Pool & large
back yard have wide-water views $2,595M.
Beach, for example, tides in extra drainpipes and $1.9 million. www.OceanAppleEstate.com Gino Cicerchia 561-512-2873 Call Jack Elkins (561) 373-2198 or Bunny
David Reback 561-313-7762 Hiatt (561) 818-6044.
crested at 3.5 feet above mean additional pumps.
lower low water levels in Still, water can accumulate
September. especially when tides are
They’ll hit 3.6 feet with the extra high and accompanied
new moon Oct. 7-9 and 3.5 by rain.
feet again Nov. 3-4. “High tide is one thing,
In March, April and May, but high high tide is
by comparison, the tides another,’’ Thrasher said.
maxed out at 2.9 feet. Even though Highland
Tides peak twice each Beach is low-lying, Town 410 N. Atlantic 705 N. Atlantic 1026 N. Atlantic
month, during the new and Manager Dale Sugerman said 102’ waterfront on the Intracoastal w/over Incredible estate sized lot (37,500 sq. ft. ), 4,485-square-foot estate on a Hypoluxo
full phases of the moon, the town doesn’t get tidal 230’ depth includes lush landscaping. Most
rooms of the 4BR, 4.5 BA Hypoluxo Island
direct Intracoastal 4BR/3.5BA located on
Hypoluxo Island, lot size 125’ x 300’ most
Island waterfront lot, offers a brick drive
bringing one to an intimate covered garden
said Robert Molleda, a water on State Road A1A but home overlook the pool, patio & waterway. rooms boast wide water views, large master, entry of this delightful Key West Island-
meteorologist with the rain can back up if tides are Beautifully renovated gourmet kitchen,
spacious rooms and dock. $1,453M. Call
kitchen opens to family room w/fireplace.
Pool, concrete dock (w/water & elec.). Room
style home with 4BR/4BA, Dramatic
2-story foyer with windows that offer
National Weather Service. high. Jack Elkins (561) 373-2198 or Bunny Hiatt for expansion or guest house on property. views of the landscaped gardens, patios,
“They occur when the “If you have a high tide (561) 818-6044. $3.350M. Call Jack Elkins (561) 373-2198 or
Bunny Hiatt (561) 818-6044.
pool, spa, private beach and dock.
$2,295M. Call Jack Elkins (561) 373-2198
Earth, sun and the moon all and a heavy rain it just or Bunny Hiatt (561) 818-6044.
three are in a line,’’ Molleda takes that much longer to
said. dissipate,’’ Sugerman
And they’re generally said. Ú
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10 Food The COASTAL STAR October 2010
The Cheese Course offers an array of cheeses from around the world,
and a bistro that’s just right for relaxing with a glass of wine and a
selection of cheese. Photo provided
in downtown Boca?
Mizner Park and Royal Palm Place are home
to new restaurants and new concepts Gary Rack has converted his Coal Mine Pizza at Royal Palm Place to Table 42. The pizza ove
By Jan Norris tables, and choose from foods such relish or a specialty meat.
as lobster mac n’ cheese, Greek salad, Bistro sandwiches include an
No matter what the economic cheese and artichoke-stuffed squash Italian Caprese, Albacore white tuna
climate, diners still must eat. blossoms, tuna steak “Oscar,” and melt with Gruyere, roast turkey
Restaurateurs may be scaling back, Yesterday’s onion soup, named for breast with smoked cheddar, a
lowering menu prices or offering less a favorite restaurant Rack visited sopressata salami with provolone,
unfamiliar foods, but many are still as a teen in Fort Lauderdale. Daily and a grilled pastrami with Swiss
willing to take the plunge into the specials as well as fresh fish selections Emmental. A number of salads,
hospitality industry. round out the menu. with options for meat add-ons are
In the two east Boca Raton Happy hour here draws bar available — all at reasonable prices.
plazas, Mizner Park and Royal patrons for signature cocktails and Shoppers will find the staff
Palm Place, new restaurants have half-price appetizers. The restaurant friendly and knowledgeable, and
opened, expanding the offerings swings after dark, when the indoor- willing to help pair foods and wines
with American gastropub fare, tapas, outdoor bar sees the action, and and even offer samples.
Italian cuisine, cheeses and spices the music is ramped up for a club- At the Spice and Tea Exchange of
and teas. oriented crowd. Boca Raton, the aroma is a best-seller
In Mizner Park, Gary Rack, It’s quieter over at The Cheese — the shop’s heady spices, displayed
a steel-building magnate, is Course, and though not exactly new, in old-fashioned apothecary jars,
behind the new Rack’s Downtown it’s still yet to be discovered by some perfume the air. With more than 170
Eatery + Tavern. Envisioning a diners. internationally sourced spices, herbs
“neighborhood gathering and eating The small shop features hundreds and teas, along with custom blends, Table 42 offers $5 burgers on Wednesday nights. Pictu
place,” where regulars would show up of cheeses from around the world for specialty rices, flavored sugars and a burger, with jalapeños, cheese, slaw and short rib. Pho
to dine on simple, updated comfort sale, including some by the pound, variety of salts, are sold alongside the
fare, he’s designed a contemporary, as well as all serving platters and best seller — a blend called Florida one-eighth teaspoon of the stuff store, with recipes
space in the old Pranzo location. utensils for cheese service, and the Sunshine, made in house and “with will appreciate the by-the-ounce for using the produ
Rack had a few models in mind wines to accompany them. love,” according to owner Paulette availability of most herbs and spices. the staff. Check for
when creating it. “I like the feel of Diners, however, are missing Callender. It has citrus zests, sea salt, They’ll also like the cook’s tools — cooking demos an
the Buckhead Diner,” he said, of the half the shop if they don’t check out ginger, peppercorns and rose petals mortar and pestle sets and grinders, schedule is posted
Atlanta landmark casual eatery that’s the bistro menu. A number of café in the mixture. Other blends are salt cellars, infusers and a variety of Over at the Roy
set a bar for new American comfort tables lines the room and patio, and for special applications — popcorn teapots for the perfect brew. restaurants include
food. He’s also owner of Miami and cheese and wine lovers can mix and blends, chili blends and seafood rubs, “We also sell the Himalayan salt a bar-lounge, boos
Lauderdale Italian restaurants, and match tastings, based on the country to name a few. platters. Heat them in the oven and count at the plaza t
wanted to try a new concept. of origin (Spain, for example, has “We have flavored sugars, for then serve steak pieces or scallops number of internat
Whimsical touches abound in tetilla, manchego and garrotxa — a example the espresso sugar — I used — and they cook right in front this plaza — from
the décor: rope chandeliers, light goat’s milk cheese from Catalonia) it as a steak rub, and when it was of you, and have the salt infused and Thai.
fixtures made of silverware, and or cheese flavors (mild, strong, grilled, it caramelized and had that in the flavor. Or chill them, and The old Coal M
specially made tiles that emulate medium), served with go-withs great flavor,” she said. serve cheeses and meats on them,” converted to Gary
bubbling brown cheese on pizzas. like Marcona almonds and quince Cooks who are frustrated at Callender said. with an updated pi
Diners can watch the pizza makers, preserves or sundried tomato pesto, having to buy a large jar of spice While prepared foods aren’t sold
or sit in the booths or at high-top homemade cranberry raspberry for a recipe that calls for a mere here, it’s a food lover’s exotic supply See RESTAU
October 2010 The COASTAL STAR Food 11
are on the
at ZED451, at
en is still there, but the restaurant also offers burger specials. Photo by Tim Stepien LEFT: The
spice and Tea
a range of
spices, teas and
IF YOU GO
Mizner Park Royal Palm Place
Rack’s Downtown Eatery + Table 42
Tavern 399 S.E. Mizner Blvd., Royal Palm
402 Plaza Real, Mizner Park, Boca Place, Boca Raton
561-395-1662; grrestaurant.com Open for lunch and dinner daily
Open for lunch and dinner daily
La Bodega Tapas Y Tintos
The Cheese Course 100 H Plaza Real South, Royal
305 Plaza Real, Mizner Park, Boca Palm Place, Boca Raton
Raton 561-395-1217; labodega
ured: A $10 Texas 561-395-4354; thecheesecourse. tapasytintos.com
oto by Tim Stepien com Open Tuesday-Saturday for din-
Open for lunch and dinner daily ner; closed Sunday and Monday
ucts proffered by The Spice and Tea Exchange Caruso Ristorante
r the occasional 426 Plaza Real, Mizner Park, Boca 187 S.E. Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton
nd classes here; the Raton 561-367-7488
on the website. 561-910-1289; spiceandtea.com Open for lunch and dinner, Mon-
yal Palm Place, new Open Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.; day-Friday; dinner only Saturday-
e Italian, tapas and Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 Sunday
sting the restaurant p.m.
to more than 20. A Club 303
ational eateries fill ZED451 303 S.E. Mizner Blvd., Royal Palm
French to Indian 201 Plaza Real, Mizner Park, Boca Place, Boca Raton
Mine Pizza was 561-393-3451; www.zed451.com Open daily from 7 p.m.
Rack’s Table 42 — Open for dinner daily, and brunch
izza menu, snappy on Sundays
The tile on the pizza oven at Rack’s in Mizner Park is tiled to simulate
the bubbling brown cheese on pizzas. Photo provided/Shayne Hensley
URANTS on page 12
12 Food The COASTAL STAR October 2010
Along the Coast
Reef predator: Exotic, spiny — and edible
By Jan Norris aquarium owners, the fish seafood departments anytime
has no natural predators here, soon.
The pest from the Pacific Hardin said. Beachgoers have little to
Ocean called a lion fish could Environment watchers are worry about however, Hardin
soon be called dinner. afraid the fish may take over said. “They’re saltwater animals.
Scott Hardin, exotic species natural habitats and decimate We know they’ve gotten to
coordinator for the Florida reef fish populations if left near-shore waters — they can
Fish and Wildlife Conservation to multiply, so fisheries staff hang around bridge pilings
Commission, said marketing members are training others — and rubble around them — but
the predator that’s attacking divers and anglers — to catch typically they’re on the offshore
native fish on South Florida and destroy any lion fish they reefs.”
reefs as an edible seafood is find. Nobody has a clue as to the
entirely plausible. Compounding the problem current population, but the
“I really don’t know what is that the fish is venomous — growing number is troubling.
it tastes like — I’ve never its long spines give those who “We’ve got something that
eaten them — but yes, they’re touch it a sharp sting, similar to can eat a lot of stuff. They’re
edible. Plenty of people that of a severe jellyfish sting, indiscriminate about eating This lionfish was caught in the waters of Biscayne National Park
have. It’s actually part of the Hardin said. “In most cases, it’s reef fishes,” Hardin said. “They near Miami. Photo courtesy of the National Parks Service
management strategy used in not fatally venomous. You don’t reproduce after two years, then
the (Caribbean) islands,” he want to get stung by them, or can reproduce many times a groupers, and a lot of folks the first marine animal we’ve
said. spined as it were.” year, constantly pulsing out eggs think those fish will eat them,” dealt with, and we have yet to
The lion fish, one of a Anglers and divers, groups in their unique reproduction he said. talk to a lion fish expert. They
number of fishes in the that the FFWCC are working method.” Hardin finds this new don’t have any natural enemies
Scorpaenidae family, is now a with to catch the fish, must There’s hope they may intruder an educational on this side of the world, so
concern on reefs off Palm Beach be taught how to handle them become dinner for other reef challenge. “All our other exotic not that much is known about
County. A non-native species safely; this may deter their fish, though. “A couple have predators have been on land or them. We’ll be learning as
introduced largely by saltwater being sold as a food fish in turned up in some Goliath [in] freshwater. This is really we go.” Ú
share a bowl of paella. Maxie’s — with burgers, dogs,
RESTAURANTS: Caruso Ristorante is salads and yogurt; it’s slated to
Continued from page 10 another nearly new restaurant, open sometime in October as
décor, and a popular burger a family-owned Italian with well. Later in November, expect
night. The eatery offers patio classic dishes married to Raffaele, an Italian restaurant,
and indoor dining, with a bar modern. Housemade lobster to open.
where diners can watch pizza ravioli, gnocchi, or bucatini Not a newcomer, the uber-
makers twirl the coal-fired pies. Amatriciana, with guanciale stylish ZED451 nonetheless has
The place jumps on — an Italian bacon brought in done a turn-around.
Wednesdays for the $5 build- from New York, are a few of the While it maintains its
If you've been looking for your-own-burger event —
guests wait in line to put in
The owners revamped
American churrascaria menu
(grilled meats brought to the
authentic Italian baked their custom burger orders and
a late-night crowd likes it, too.
the interior to add romantic
lighting, and have dressed
table as long as you can eat), but
it now also offers an a la carte
goods, look no further Part wine store, part bodega,
La Bodega Tapas Y Tintos offers
up the adjoining Rouge Bar
(Caruso’s is in the former
menu, plus the choice of only
the Harvest Table — a circular
than Cosi Duci. hot and cold tapas and Spanish
and domestic wines.
Café Joley spot), with outdoor
seating around it as well.
room full of creative salads,
soups, breads and cheeses.
Featuring fig cookies, sesame seed The small-plates menu The new Club 303 is a dance New menu items include
includes traditional tapas such lounge with cool drinks on tap Asian pork belly and New
cookies, almond pine nuts, anisette lemon as potatoes with homemade for the club set. Zealand red deer on the small
drops, cassata cakes cannoli, tirami sú, tomato sauce, baby herring in On Wednesdays, live local plates, with New York strip,
biscotti, gluten-free treats and vinegar, oil and parsley; jumbo bands appear, with a recent double-cut lamb chops, a brick
shrimp wrapped in Serrano Battle of the Bands concert held chicken (good with smoked
many more to choose from... ham with melon, shrimp in here. The music wails till wee Gouda mashed potatoes) and
garlic and a Spanish omelet. A hours. a Kobe burger off the ala carte
nod to modern tapas include Coming soon to Royal Palm entrees.
the grilled wild salmon with a Place is Rivals — a sports bar The mixologists here are
fresh mango salsa. loosely themed to Fenway standouts, too — for the
It’s a place to meet up for a Park’s baseball. Look for sports lengthy Happy Hour or Sunday
glass of port and plate of pata bar noshes — burgers, wings brunch, try the blueberry
negra — cured Iberian ham and such. mojito to pair with the
A percent of our gross profit will benefit research for Multiple Sclerosis made from the black pig, or to Another American place is Buffalo chicken waffle. Ú
October 2010 The COASTAL STAR 10 Questions 13
MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR: Patricia Fleitas
Patricia Fleitas’ story is the
classic story of immigrants who
came to America to escape Patricia Fleitas
oppression and built lives in the helps freshman
new land. Samuel Flores
But, as director of choral and warm up before
vocal studies at Florida Atlantic a vocal lesson in
University, Fleitas has taken her Fleitas’ studio at
role a step further and inspired Florida Atlantic
generations of singers, each of University. Fleitas
whom has trained with her for later worked
a career in music. with Flores, a
“You have to be an educator, baritone, on a
an artist and a taskmaster,” said piece by Henry
Fleitas of her role as teacher. Purcell. ‘You
Students are “the reason on a have your solo
personal basis that I’m seeking successes,’
to satisfy Fleitas says. ‘But
my musical when you are
development with [students],
and it doesn’t just go
experiences,” away and it feeds
Fleitas said. them.’
“They happen Photo by
to be my Tim Stepien
Fleitas partners in
“I have a goal to take our
FAU choral program outside
Florida and even outside the sign up for orchestra and play Q. What are some of the believe will be a very effective quote that inspires your
U.S.,” Fleitas said. “It would be the violin. It was through that highlights of your career? program and a positive way decisions?
a double gift, a highly enhanced experience in the eighth grade A. I have thoroughly to introduce our students A. I love to read quotes so I
opportunity, if our students that I decided that some day I enjoyed my entire career. The to Dr. Mary Jane Saunders really find inspiration in many.
were involved in that.” would be a music teacher like real highlights have been the (FAU’s new president). For her I have a common issue with
Those are lofty goals for Mrs. Naruns, my inspiration to incredible students I have met inauguration on Oct. 29, we quotes and jokes. I don’t seem
Fleitas, a Highland Beach become a music teacher. Since and had the privilege to teach; will be performing with the to recall them when needed. I
resident, who said there was no my parents’ ritual was to listen a very humbling experience FAU Wind Ensemble a setting have one by me right now that
choral ensemble at FAU when to “classical” music before they and an incredible reward! of two Emily Dickinson poems says, “The song that we hear
she arrived in 1992. Now, the retired to bed, my involvement Having said this, some of for chorus and wind ensemble with our ears is only the song
school’s choral programs are with this orchestra bridged the highlights that come to by one of our faculty composers that is sung in our hearts.”
well regarded regionally, if not the miles that separated us. I mind are the international and former chair of the
statewide. had music back in my life and tours I have experienced department, Dr. Stuart Glazer. Q. Have you had mentors in
And Fleitas is especially I had part of them back in my with student ensembles, the Also, all the choral ensembles your life? Individuals who have
proud that she has helped to life as well; my letters to them numerous performances we at FAU will be performing with inspired your life decisions?
start ¡Cantemos!, an a capella were rich with information share on an annual basis, and the FAU Symphony Orchestra a A. Absolutely! My parents
ensemble that will perform about the orchestra’s activities the opportunities I have had piece titled Kaddish. Although were incredible supporters and
music of the Iberian peninsula and repertoire, Mrs. Naruns’ to conduct as guest conductor this performance will be under mentors of my career choices
(Spain and Portugal) and Latin assignments, and, of course, or clinician. Most recently, the baton of Dr. Laura Joella on and everything I did. I grew
America. learning to play the violin. however, was the honor of Nov. 6, I am certainly looking up with a lot of love from
“I even have a Russian in the Unfortunately, the next stage conducting the FAU Symphony forward to wear the hat of them as well as the aunt and
group,” she says. “It’s all about did not involve music. When Chorus and the Palm Beach chorus master. grandmother who were also so
talent and desire.” they came to the U.S., Dad Symphony in a performance active in our lives until their
Fleitas’ mother lived with had to study for his foreign of Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Q. How did you choose to respective passing.
her five years, until her death exam in medicine so that he Bruckner’s Te Deum last spring. make your home in Highland My mentor in music is my
last February, but Fleitas, who could practice here. That year That was the third time that I Beach? professor from the University
has no children of her own, actually bought Tony and me had the honor of working with A. In all honesty, it was of Texas at Austin, Dr. Morris J.
is close to her late brother’s some time before we had to face such fine players. In previous accidental, but a very fortunate Beachy. I will forever love him
children. And then there are all another move. This one was years I have conducted the accident. and be grateful to him for the
of those students. in some ways more difficult for same ensembles in Mozart’s knowledge that he so patiently
“I have a lot of surrogate me. We moved to a small town Requiem, Beethoven’s Mass in Q. What is your favorite and generously imparted and
grandchildren and children,” in Texas — Marlin. Because C minor, and Puccini’s Gloria part about living in Highland for his continuous support and
Fleitas laughs. “I am full with I was a sophomore and did from his Mesa di Gloria. All of Beach? encouragement to date. He has
children and young adults.” not play a wind or percussion these experiences and so many A. The view of the ocean, been a real blessing in my life.
— Scott Simmons instrument, I was not allowed others have enriched my life. the fact that it is quiet, where
to be in band. But since I spent Simply said, every opportunity I live which is at Ambassador Q. If your life story were
Q. Where did you grow up all summers at my aunt’s in has the potential of becoming South, and that it is so close to made into a movie, who would
and go to school? How do you Miami all through my high a highlight so that is rather campus. you want to play you?
think that has influenced you? school years, I was able to take motivating. A. Well, this is difficult
A. Well, I grew up in violin lessons in Miami. Q. What book are you because my choice does not
different places. My birthplace In December 1969, Dad went Q. What works are you most reading now? resemble me by any stretch
is Havana, Cuba. In 1962, into private practice with a looking forward to performing A. Well, the last month of the imagination, to say the
my parents decided to save group in Bryan, Texas. Bryan in the coming season? has not allowed me to do too least! However, based on her
my brother and me from the has been our home since then. A. We have all kinds of much reading. I bought a ability to balance characters
communist regime that Fidel However, when I graduated music programmed for this couple of books and was also that require humor, light-
Castro had implemented in from high school and decided year and I have not even given a couple by friends but heartedness and depth, I would
1959. So, my early years were that I wanted to major in completed the plans for the the beginning of the academic say Julia Roberts.
in Havana and my memories music education, Texas A&M spring semester. We will year is pretty hectic in any
of those years are wonderful University did not offer any be performing at our new department of music, I assure Q. Who or what makes you
and beautiful ones. I was in degrees in music. After president’s Inaugural events you. laugh?
a Catholic American school, many discussions at home, I the week of Oct. 25. The This weekend I will be real A. I actually love to laugh so,
Merici Academy, so when we was allowed to attend Barry Department of Music will happy if I get to read a PhD a lot of things make me laugh.
moved to Miami, I was not as University in Miami. present a concert in her proposal from one of our However, I have a cousin, Mati,
lost as my brother, who did not My brother stayed in Bryan honor on Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. in students and hopefully some with whom I laugh a lot. It
know a word of English yet. and raised his family there the Carole and Barry Kaye of the materials I brought does not take much for us to
At Shenandoah Junior while I was in and out of town Auditorium on the Boca home from my research trip to share some serious laughter. I
High School, since I could not for a few years until I came campus. At that concert, I Colombia this past August. assure you that we find laughter
continue my piano lessons due to work at Florida Atlantic will be conducting the FAU in things and events that most
to the lack of funds, I decided to University in 1992. Chamber Singers in what I Q. Do you have a favorite people would not.
14 Community Calendar The COASTAL STAR October 2010
MERCEDES • JAGUAR • LEXUS
BMW • VOLVO • AUDI • HONDA
PORSCHE • LAND ROVER More than 4,000 people turned out on Sept. 25 along the coast of Palm Beach County for the
Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. Eileen Freund and her daugher Kayla work
with Kelsey Millar, all of Boca Raton, as they cleaned the beach in front of the Sea Ranch Club
MOBIL 1 mercedes condo. Photo by Jerry Lower
Synthetic Oil s e r v i c e s
Service service a from
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$100 less than dealership price! Note: Events are current as of 9/24. Please Highland Beach Library, 3618 S. Ocean Blvd. CVA, CCRT, from Calusa Veterinary Center.
check with organizers for any changes Held every Saturday for children ages 1-8. 1-2 pm. Free. 447-0000.
UP TO 8 QUARTS W/ OIL FILTER
service b from
$200 less than dealership price!
10/2 - Be the Dinosaur: Life in the
10 am. Free. 278-5455.
10/2 - Saturday Stories & Spanish Bi-
lingual Storytime - Music, stories, fun
10/2 - Stitch Rock, an Indie Craft Fair
& Bazaar - Old school crafting techniques
with new school flair at Old School Square
Cretaceous - This first-of-its kind exhibit finger plays and action songs stimulate Vintage Gymnasium, . Handmade crafts
Foreign & European
combines traditional dinosaur exhibit
elements with sophisticated computer
learning at this weekly program at the Boca
Raton Public Library, 200 NW Boca Raton
and unique products like D.I.Y. Fashion,
funky home decor items, natural bath
Domestic Oil 4-Wheel Alignment simulation at the Children’s Science Blvd. For children of all ages accompanied and body goodies, vintage finds, hot rod
Service with computerized report Explorium, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca by an adult. 10-10:30 am. Free. 393-7968. paintings, pin-up photography and much
FROM Raton. This exhibit is designed to answer 10/2 - Chess Club - at the Boca Raton more. Free swag bag for the first 100
$ 95 $ 00 what visitors most want to know about
dinosaurs: what did they do, and what
was it like to be one? Exhibit runs through
Public Library, 200 NW Boca Raton Blvd.
Sponsored by the Boca Raton Education
Advisory Board. Meets every Saturday. For
people. D.I.Y. Noon-6 pm with Fashion
show at 3 pm. $5 admission, children 12
and under free with paid adult. 635-8086.
1/10/2011 during regular hours. Monday- ages 7-17. 10-11:30 am. Free. 393-7968. 10/2 - Gallery Tour - Out of the Book:
includes 5 quarts of motor oil, oil filter, top
off all fluids, complete safety inspection Original Price $199.95 Friday 9 am-6 pm, Weekends/holidays 10 10/2 - Science Stories - Join the staff and Selections from the Arthur and Mata
am-5 pm. $5. 347-3912. volunteers every Saturday as they share Jaffe Center for Book Arts - FAU presents
We Honor All Extended Warranties 10/2 - Tiny Turtles/Kinder Turtles some favorite books about the curious “Out of the Book”, a thematic selection of
- Parents and kids can spend some one- world of science at the Children’s Science more than 200 book art works featuring
THE EDGE ADVANTAGE on-one time learning how sea turtles Explorium, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton. the finest and most innovative works from
24-HOUR TOWING, PICKUP, DELIVERY & RENTALS
are similar to us at Gumbo Limbo Nature Ages 5-12. 11 am. Free. 347-3912. more than 6,000 objects held in the Jaffe
561.750.6118 Center, 1801 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton. 10/2 - Freaky Friday (PG) - presented Book Arts Center at the Schmidt Center
GOEEN EN B
G ON U 4040 NW 1ST AVE • BOCA RATON
Children will decorate a paper plate sea
turtle to take home. For children ages 3 &
as part of Movie Mania at the Boca Raton
Public Library, 200 NW Boca Raton Blvd. For
Gallery (through 10/30) and the Ritter Art
Gallery (through 11/17), FAU Boca Raton
GR ROATIO CALM
T L UT
(BEHIND TIRE KINGDOM ON SPANISH RIVER)
4, accompanied by an adult/9:30-10:15 am. age 9-12. Includes free pizza and drinks. Campus, 777 Glades Road. Tours will be
NI INDFAROGR MON.-FRI. 8AM-5:30PM For children ages 5 & 6, accompanied by Noon-2 pm. Free. 393-7968. led by John Cutrone, who functions as the
MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED an adult/10:30-11:15 am. $5/members, $8/ 10/2 - Let Food Be Your Pet’s First collection’s curator. Tours begin at the
AN P non-members - per child. Class is offered Medicine - Learn how the right foods Schmidt Center Gallery and conclude at the
again on 4/3. Reservations and pre- can improve your pet’s health and vitality. Ritter Art Gallery. 2 pm. Free. 297-2966.
payment required: 391-8110. Whole Foods, 1400 Glades Road, Boca 10/2 - Disney’s Alice in Wonderland
10/2 - Bookworm Story Time - at Raton. Instructor: Andrew Turkell, DVM, - Saturdays through Nov. 13, Showtime
Dance & Performing Arts Theatre, 503 SE
Mizner Blvd., Suite 73, Boca Raton. Tickets:
$10 for children 12 and under, $14 for
adults. 2 pm. 394-2626.
10/2 - Oktoberfest 2010 - Kick off the
season with German beer, food and music
at the F.E.C. Railway Station, Count de
Hoernle Pavilion, 747 S. Dixie Hwy., Boca
Raton. Sponsored by the Boca Raton
Historical Society and Boca Bacchanal.
Reservations required. 7-11 pm. $75/
person; $65/Young Friends members. 395-
6766, Ext. 100.
10/2-3, 7-10 - A Salute To Broadway -
Hear songs from your favorite Broadway
musicals at The Willow Theatre, 300 S.
Military Trail, Boca Raton. 8 pm shows
10/2 & 7-9; 2 pm shows 10/2-3 & 9-10. $17
advance/$18 after 9/25; $10 on Thursday
and for students with valid ID. 347-3948.
10/3 - Prenatal Yoga -Develop greater
vitality and awareness of your body.Gentle
posture, breath work, visualizations,
vocal toning and meditation are
learned to cultivate flexibility, calm and
confidence in preparation for labor and
childbirth. Enhance relaxation, comfort
and enjoyment as you learn techniques to
reduce pain and increase the joy of giving
birth. Doctor’s written release is required.
October 2010 The COASTAL STAR Community Calendar 15
9:30 am four consecutive Sundays, Toppel
Family Place at Boca Raton Regional Municipal meetings
Hospital, 800 Meadows Road. $40. Phone: 10/5 - Highland Beach - first Tuesday of each month at Highland Beach Town
929-4416. Hall, 3614 S. Ocean Blvd. 1:30 pm. Agenda available at www.ci.highland-beach.
10/4 - Auditions for ‘A Christmas Carol‘ fl.us. Closed Columbus Day, 10/11
- at Showtime Dance & Performing Arts 10/13 & 10/26 - Boca Raton - second & fourth Tuesday of each month at Boca
Theatre, 503 SE Mizner Blvd., Suite 73, Raton City Hall, 201 W. Palmetto Park Rd. 6 pm. Agenda available at
Boca Raton. 5-8 pm. Theater also is holding www.ci.boca-raton.fl.us.meeting 10/13 because of 10/11 holiday. Closed
auditions for The Jungle Book (through Oct. Columbus Day, 10/11.
10/4 - Boca Scrabble Club will be held land on your own or with assistance from FAU art students will lead tours of the
every Monday (except holidays) at the Boca a companion; and must have the physical exhibition in association with “10x10,” a
Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford agility to get back into a canoe from the two-day festival celebrating the visual arts
Blvd., Boca Raton. 7:30 pm. $3 donation. water, in case of tipping. Ages 7-adult, an at FAU. Tours begin at the Schmidt Center
361-9091. adult must participate with each child. Gallery and conclude at the Ritter Art
10/4 - Oil paintings by Linda Botwinick 11:30 am-1:30 pm. $15/member, $22/non- Gallery. Noon and 2:30 pm. Free. 297-2966.
in the Friends of the Boca Raton Library Art member. Reservations and pre-payment 10/9-11 - CEO Golfers World Challenge:
Gallery, Spanish River Library & Community required: 391-8110. 2010 U.S. Regional Semi-Final Match is
Center, 1500 NW Spanish River Blvd., Boca 10/9 - “Picture a Cure for Diabetes” - held at the Boca Raton Resort and Golf
Raton. Through Nov. 18. 393-7852 Adult Scavenger Hunt to benefit Juvenile Club, 501 E. Camino Real. Hosted by World
10/5 - Small Fry Story Time at Highland Diabetes Research Foundation will begin Trade Center (WTC) Palm Beach, the CEO
Beach Library, 3618 S. Ocean Blvd. Held at Caruso Ristorante, 187 SE Mizner Blvd., Golfers not-for-profit association caters
10:30-11 am. every Tuesday for ages 1-3. Ste. 39, Boca Raton. Participants are asked exclusively to chairmen, presidents, CEO’s,
Free. 278-5455. to bring their digital camera and detective senior level management and owners of
10/5 - Women From the Heart - Join skills to unravel clues throughout the plaza companies striving to bring better fiscal
fitness coach Sheree Thomas for a walk in in teams of four to six people. Check-in/ understanding, efficiency and productivity
downtown Boca Raton each Tuesday at registration begins at 3 pm, hunt begins at to the Palm Beach County area. Entry fee
Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Royal Palm Place, 4 pm. $25 advance/$30 day of event. After- $500 per golfer, which includes greens fees
100A Plaza Real South, Boca Raton. All party only tickets $15 for non-participants. and carts for two days, practice round 10/9
fitness levels welcome. 5:30 pm. 251-4164. 686-7701. or 10/10 and shotgun tournament 10/11.
10/5 - Heartsaver (Automated 10/9 - Blessing of the Pets - St. Gregory’s 644-1717.
External Defibulator) Class - for the Episcopal Church welcomes pets and their
general public and teaches adult, child and owners to its special annual service, 4 pm, OCTOBER 10-16
infant one person CPR, as well as the use of Boca Raton Police Chief Dan Alexander competes in the 24th in the church parking lot, 100 NE Mizner 10/10 - 1st Annual Boca Raton Wine
the Automated External Defibulator. A AHA annual Police Labor Day Challenge along Delray’s Municipal Blvd., Boca Raton. 395-8285. And Food Festival - Combining leading
certification card is issued upon successful Beach. Officers from the Boca Raton, Delray Beach and 10/9 - Third Annual Think Pink Rocks chefs and wine makers from around
completion of the course. The class runs 2-3 Boynton Beach police departments competed in volleyball, Charity Concert - Concert to benefit the world in a one of a kind mix of great
hours and includes a AHA textbook. basketball and other activities. Photo by Jerry Lower breast cancer research charities will be wine and food on East Camino Real, Boca
at theEducation Center, Boca Raton held at the Count de Hoernle Amphitheater Raton. Entertainment by Urban Gypsy
certification is issued upon successful volunteerism is held at the Boca Raton
Regional Hospital, classroom B, 800 at the Center for the Arts at Mizner Park, Band and the Amber Leigh Band. Ticket
completion of the course. The course Resort and Club, Mizner Center Grand
Meadows Road. $25 per class. 9 am-noon. 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Artists include prices include all wine and food. VIP tickets
includes a course book and runs 2-3 hours. Ballroom, 501 E. Camino Real. 10:30 am/
955-4468. AKON, Asher Roth, Melanie Fiona and include champagne kick-off party (5-6:30)
At Education Center Boca Raton Regional reception, 11:30 am/luncheon. Fashion
10/5 Sign, Say & Play - A six-week Shontelle, along with special guest Pitbull. and after party (9:30-10:30 pm). General
Hospital, Classroom B, 800 Meadows Road. show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue.
baby signs play class program designed Pink Carpet Arrivals begin at 6 pm, concert Admission 6:30-10 pm. VIP admission $125,
$20. 6-8 pm. 955-4468. Tickets $85-$175. 620-4778, Ext. 2.
especially for parents and their babies. at 7 pm. $35. 702-6116. general admission $85. 338-7594.
10/6 - Knight Lights - See a variety 10/8-24 - The Hunchback of Notre
Fun games, songs, and activities highlight 10/9 - Scotch ROCKS at Crown Wine & 10/10 - 10.10.10 benefit for the
of performance styles, including Dame - Opening night at the Sol Children
important developmental skills and Spirits - Sample more than 30 high-end American Health Society and the
musical revue, improv, sketch comedy, Theatre Troupe, 3333 N. Federal Hwy., Boca
introduce families to many of the most blends and single malt scotch whiskies American Soldier Campaign in
performance art and more at the Schmidt Raton. Opening night $15/$10 juniors, 7
popular signs. Maternity Services, Toppel at Crown Wine & Spirits, 3500 N. Federal Afghanistan. Includes dinner and wine,
Family Studio in the Keith C. and Elaine pm - reservations required. 7 pm shows
Family Place, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Hwy., Boca Raton, 7-9 pm. $20/Royalty 5-9 pm Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club,
Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center, Friday-Saturday; 2 pm shows Saturday and
800 Meadows Road. Fee: $170 (includes Members, $25/general admission, free if Boca Raton. Tickets: $60 per person, $100
Lynn University, 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Sunday. Other nights: $12/adults, $8/junior
Sign, Say and Play Starter Kit). 561-585- wearing a kilt. 392-6366. per couple. 361-9091.
Raton. Sponsored by Lynn University’s 11 and under. 447-8829.
3674. 10/9 - Eyes to the Skies with the Monday - 10/11 - Columbus Day
Drama Program. Held again 11/3. 7:30 pm. 10/8 - The Mighty Ducks - Cinema
10/5 - Congressional candidates Allen West professional-grade 16-inch Meade 10/11 - Daughters of the American
$5. 237-9000. In The Park - Celebrate the opening
and Ron Klein - The two have been invited LX Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope at Revolution, Estahakee Chapter, meets
10/7 - Drop-in Story Time - Music, of the Florida Panther hockey season
to speak to the Federation of Boca Raton the Children’s Science Explorium, 300 the second Monday of each month at the
stories, fun finger plays and action songs with this feature film at Mizner Park
Homeowner Associations at 8:30 a.m. at S. Military Trail, Boca Raton. Held in Holiday Inn, 2809 S. Ocean Blvd., Highland
stimulate learning at this weekly program Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton.
the Boca Raton Community Center, 150 the parking lot (weather permitting). Beach. R.S.V.P. one week in advance. 11 am.
at the Boca Raton Public Library, 200 NW Special appearances by Florida Panthers
Crawford Blvd. (next to City Hall). All children under age 18 must be 561-483-1762.
Boca Raton Blvd. For children of all ages Promotions including ticket information,
10/5 - Tai Chi Classes - 2-3 pm Tuesdays accompanied by an adult. No registration 10/12 - Strengthen Your Style & Spirit
accompanied by an adult. 10-10:30 am. rides and games for all ages. Panther
Lynn Cancer Institute at the Harvey and required. Telescope will be out for at least at Bloomingdale’s Morning, Jewish
Free. 393-7968. activities begin at 6 pm. Free. 393-7827.
Phyllis Sandler Pavilion, 701 NW 13th St., one hour after the scheduled start time. Federation of South Palm Beach County.
10/7 - Homestead Exemption 10/9 - Drop-in Story Time - Music,
Boca Raton. $10 per class or $48 for six Note: Stars must be visible for the telescope Chaired by Kim Greenbaum and Dawn
Registration Outreach is held at the stories, fun finger plays and action songs
consecutive weeks. 955-5321. to align. 7:30 pm. Free. 347-3912. Pollay, the event will preview fall trends
Boca Raton City Hall, 201 W. Palmetto stimulate learning at this weekly program
10/5-7 - After School Science Series: 10/9 - Just The Funny: Hilarious with Bloomingdale’s expert stylists and
Park Road. Every person who has legal at the Boca Raton Public Library, 200 NW
Magic Mysteries - Explore the magic Improv Troupe - See Miami’s most storied offer inspiration for the New Year from
title on Jan. 1 to a residential property and Boca Raton Blvd. For children of all ages
of science, or the science of magic, at and acclaimed improv theater company Rabbi Marci Bloch. Bloomingdale’s at Town
lives here permanently qualifies for this accompanied by an adult. 10-10:30 am.
the Children’s Science Explorium, 300 S. at the Caldwell Theatre, Count de Hoernle Center, 5840 Glades Road, Boca Raton. $36
exemption. This event will be held again Free. 393-7968.
Military Trail, Boca Raton. Tuesday: Grades Theatre, 7901 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton. couvert. 9:30 am. 852-6090.
11/4 and 12/2. 11 am-noon. 393-7836. 10/9 - Father and Daughter -
K-1st (with parent); Wednesday: Grades 8 pm. $35. 241-7432. 10/12 - Mizner Mediterranean: The
10/7 - Critter Camp/Craft Time at Photographs by John and Danielle
2-3; Thursday: Grades 4-5. 4-5 pm. $7.50/ 10/9-10 - First FAU Fine Arts Festival Origins of Palm Beach Style is the fall
Highland Beach Library, 3618 S. Ocean Blvd. Torres - Meet the Artist Reception
residents; $9.40/non-residents. 347-3912. - Art and design work of FAU students exhibit at the Flagler Museum, Cocoanut
Held again 10/21 and 11/4. 4 pm. Free. - This exhibit features the father daughter
10/6 - Current events discussion group Row and Whitehall Way, Palm Beach.
278-5455. team of Fine Art Photographers at Sugar as well as some of South Florida’s finest
at the Highland Beach Library, 3618 S. Exhibit explores Palm Beach’s signature
10/7 - Movie Club: Boogeyman (PG-13) Sand Park Community Center, 300 S. professional artists will be on exhibit and
Ocean Blvd. Held 10 am every Wednesday. style through Mizner’s most significant
is presented as part of Teen (ages 13-17) Military Trail, Boca Raton. Display continues for sale at the Performing Arts and Visual
Free. 278-5455. projects. Runs through 1/2/2011. Free with
Movie Club at the Boca Raton Public through 10/28. Hours: Monday-Friday 8 Arts Center, FAU Boca Raton campus, 777
10/6 - Fibromyalgia Lecture - Learn museum admission. 10 am- 5 pm: Tuesday-
Library, 200 NW Boca Raton Blvd. 6-8 pm. am-10 pm, Saturday 8 am-5 pm, Sunday/ Glades Road. All proceeds from the sale of
Saturday, Noon-5 pm: Sunday. $18/adults,
about a new dietary breakthrough for Free and includes free pizza & soda. 393- holidays 10 am-5 pm. Reception: 11 am- student artwork will directly benefit the
$10/ages 13-18, $3/ages 6-12, free/under
adverse food reactions and sensitivity. 7968. noon. Free. 347-3900. mission of educating artists and providing
Lecture by Juliannne Kortiz, MS, LD/N, RD; 10/7 - Dean’s Showcase No. 1 - 10/9 - Canoeing the Mangroves - them with scholarship opportunities,
10/12 - Early Afternoon Science
Nutrition Coach. Whole Foods, 1400 Glades Presented by the Conservatory of Music Enjoy a naturalist guided tour from the access to state-of-the-art traditional and
Series: Solar Science - Learn about this
Road, Boca Raton. Free. 6-7 pm. 447-0000. at Lynn University, this exposition of boardwalk at Rutherford Park, 600 NE digital arts facilities, and enrichment
important alternative energy source at
10/6 - Toppel Family Place Tour - Boca various delightful solo and chamber 24th St., Boca Raton. Presented by the through visiting artist lecture series. 10
the Children’s Science Explorium, 300 S.
Raton Regional Hospital. 6 pm Wednesdays works performed exclusively by the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Following am-5 pm. Free. 297-2971.
Military Trail, Boca Raton. Ages 6-9: 1-2
and 10 am Saturdays, Maternity Service, conservatory’s finest young musicians at the tour, paddle through the mangrvoe 10/9-10 - Gallery Tour - Out of the
pm; ages 10-12: 2-3 pm. $3/residents;
Toppel Family Place Lobby, 800 Meadows the Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall in trails and back along the shoreline of the Book: Selections from the Arthur and
Road. Free. the de Hoernle International Center, Lynn Intracoastal. Experience is necessary. Wear Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts - FAU
10/12 - Suck It Up by Brian Meehl - will
10/6 - Family and Friends - Class teaches University, 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca clothes and shoes that can get wet and presents “Out of the Book”, a thematic
be presented as part of Teen Book Club
parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or Raton. 7:30 pm. $10. 237-9000. dirty. Sun protection, water and bug spray selection of more than 200 book art works
at the Boca Raton Public Library, 200 NW
any family/friend who wants to learn the Friday - 10/8 - 23rd Annual Woman are recommended. Prerequisites: Must be featuring the finest and most innovative
Boca Raton Blvd. Receive a free copy of the
basics of infant, child and adult CPR, relief Volunteer of the Year Luncheon & proficient at paddling and maneuvering a works from more than 6,000 objects held
book at the time of required registration.
of choking, and child and infant one person Fashion Show is presented by The Junior canoe in open water and confined trails; in the Jaffe Book Arts Center at the Schmidt
6:30-8 pm. Free. 393-7968.
CPR, as well as the use of the Automated League of Boca Raton Inc. and Boca Raton Must be capable of getting into and out Center Gallery and the Ritter Art Gallery,
Wednesday - 10/13 - Lyric Arts Duo -
External Defibulator. A completion Regional Hospital Foundation to celebrate of a canoe from a dock and dry or muddy FAU Boca Raton Campus, 777 Glades Road.
16 Community Calendar The COASTAL STAR October 2010
Arlene Stein and Allen McGill - Free only. 1-2:30 pm. $15/members, $22/non- by D’Jamin Bartlett with music and lyrics
concert at the Highland Beach Library, members. Reservations and pre-payment by Mark Bornfield. 7:30 pm. $10. 237-9000.
3618 S. Ocean Blvd. 5-7 pm. Free. 278- GreenMarkets required: 391-8110.
OCT. 31-NOV. 6
5455. 10/9 - Boca Raton GreenMarket is held each Saturday, Oct.
10/14 - Pictures of Hollis Woods by 9-May 7, Royal Palm Place Southwest Parking Lot, intersection of OCTOBER 24-30 10/31 - Studio 6 - Art Exhibit at Sugar
Patricia Reilly Giff - Book Discussion South Federal Highway and South Mizner Boulevard. Opening 10/24 - Concerto Competition Final Sand Park Community Center, 300 S.
- Kids ages 9-12 meet at the Boca Raton day, Oct. 9, will feature an Italian Fest, with food and tastings by Round - Finalists perform before a panel Military Trail, Boca Raton. Studio 6 is a
Public Library, 200 NW Boca Raton Blvd. local restaurants. A concert by the Five Boroughs will take place of guest judges at the Amarnick-Goldstein group of artists who inspire each other
Registration required. 6:30-7:30 pm. Free. at the Royal Palm Place Monument Piazza. 8 am-1 pm. 368-6875 Concert Hall, de Hoernle International through work and life. Display continues
or www.ci.boca-raton.fl.us. Center, Lynn University, 3601 N. Military through 11/28. Hours: Monday-Friday 8
10/23 - Delray GreenMarket opens its 15th season in the
10/14 - Biodiversity Lab - at the Gumbo Trail, Boca Raton. The jury includes guest am-10 pm, Sat. 8 am-5 pm, Sun./Holidays
first block of SE 4th Ave. between Atlantic Ave. and SE 1st
Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N. Ocean Blvd., St. Outdoor venue offers fresh local produce, baked goods, musicians Carol Wincenc (flute), Andrés 10 am-5 pm. Free. 347-3900.
Boca Raton. Participants will be invited gourmet food items, plants, live music and children’s activities Cárdenes (violin), and Bruce Murray 10/31 - The United States Army Field
to explore different taxonomic groups by every Saturday through 5/14. 8 am - 1 pm. 276-7511 or www. (piano). Winners selected will perform Band, “The Jazz Ambassadors,”
examining specimens under a stereoscope, delraycra.org. as soloists with the Lynn Philharmonia at perform a free concert at Royal Palm Place
observing preserved and live specimens 10/30 - GreenMarket Pompano Beach opens its 8th season the annual Concerto Winner’s Concert in Monument Piazza, 101 Plaza Real South,
with demonstrations performed, and the at Flagler Ave. and N.E. First St., Pompano Beach. 8 am-1 pm. December. 9:30 am. Free. 237-9000. south of Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton.
feeding of plankton to a sea anemone. Opening day ceremonies will take place at 10:30 am and 10/24 - Waves of Blue - Concert to The Jazz Ambassadors is the United States
For adults only. 7-8:30 pm. $5/members, will feature the traditional “pepper ribbon” cutting by local celebrate the inauguration of Florida Army’s premier big band. This 19-member
$8/non-members. Reservations and pre- officials. Runs through 4/30/2011. (954) 782-3015 or www. Atlantic University President Mary Jane ensemble, formed in 1969, has received
pompanohistory.com/phc/market. Saunders. Features performances by great acclaim both at home and abroad
payment required: 391-8110.
10/15 - Playground Playdate - at Sugar the FAU Chamber Singers, the Klezmer performing America’s original art form,
Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca independently - parents remain in the YS Free. 393-7968. Company Orchestra and the FAU Wind jazz. 3 pm. Free. 392-8920, Ext. 361.
Raton. 1 pm. Free. 347-3900. area. Held again 10/25 & 11/1. 3:30-4 pm. 10/21-23, 28-30 - Shriek Week: Ensemble, which will perform George 10/31 - Deborah Silver performs
Saturday - 10/16 - The Ultimate Free. 393-7968. Crooked Creek Haunted Ghost Town Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. 3 pm, Irving Berlin - as part of the Libby
Business Startup Workshop - Presented Tuesday - 10/19 - Boca Beachcombing Tours - at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Dodson Live at Lynn Jazz Series at
by SCORE South Florida at Lynn University, - Meet for an introductory talk about Trail, Boca Raton. Creepy creatures from Auditorium, FAU, 777 E. Glades Road, Boca the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold
3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton. This seashells and the animals that make them outer space land in the sleepy western Raton. Tickets: $25 general admission; $15 Performing Arts Center, Lynn University,
workshop is geared for those planning at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N. town of Crooked Creek. $5/advance tickets, for faculty, staff and Life Long Learning 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton. Features
to start a business and those recently in Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton, then caravan over $7/beginning 10/21. 347-3901. Society students; and free for degree- Marshall Turkin and his Classic Jazz
business. Continental breakfast and lunch to Red Reef Park, 1400 N. State Rd. A1A, 10/21 & 28 - Shriek Week: Family seeking students. (800) 564-9539. Ensemble with The Musical Golden Age
will be included. Registration and coffee: Boca Raton, to walk the beach . Open to all Friendly Roundup at Sugar Sand 10/25 - 13th Annual Boca Raton of Jazz, Broadway, Hollywood and Tin
8-8:30 am; Workshop 8:30 am-4 pm. $79 ages, children must be accompanied by an Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton. Regional Hospital Golf Tournament Pan Alley plus guest artists and historical
advance, $89 at the door. 981-5180. adult. 3:30-5 pm. $5/members, $8/non- Halloween Magic Show by magician Criss - at Boca West Country Club, 20583 videos. 4 pm. $25-$40. 237-9000.
10/16 - Gallery Tour - Out of the Book: members. Reservations and pre-payment Cross, plus arts & crafts, games, prizes Boca West Dr., Boca Raton. Participants 11/4 - Wetlands Walk - Wakodahatchee
Selections from the Arthur and required: 391-8110. and more. 6-8:30 pm. Each event requires will enjoy championship golf, a one- is a man-made wetland that has become
Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts - FAU 10/20 - Terrific 2s & 3s - Stories, flannel tickets, which may be purchased at the of-a-kind amenity package and a gala a favorite for birders and photographers
presents “Out of the Book”, a thematic boards, puppets and a simple craft for kids ticket booths. 347-3901. Awards Dinner. Benefits the Ron & Kathy at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center,
selection of more than 200 book art works ages 2-3 at the Boca Raton Public Library, Friday - 10/22 - Making Strides Fund Assaf Center for Excellence in Nursing. 1801 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton. Bring
featuring the finest and most innovative 200 NW Boca Raton Blvd. Adult attends Raiser Luncheon is hosted by the Registration 10:30 am-noon, shotgun start your binoculars for this 3/4 mile guided
works from more than 6,000 objects with child. Held again 10/27 & 11/3. 10- Women’s Executive Network at Bonefish 12:15 pm. Foursomes are $2,000. 955-3249. boardwalk tour to learn more about
held in the Jaffe Book Arts Center at the 10:30 am. Free. 393-7968. Grill, The Shoppes of Boca Grove, 21065 10/26 - Tuesday Book Club - Adults Florida’s wetland ecosystems. Ages
Schmidt Center Gallery and the Ritter 10/20 - 5th Annual Pink Ribbon Powerline Rd., Boca Raton. Cost: $25 meet at the Boca Raton Public Library, 200 7-adult, children must be accompanied by
Art Gallery, FAU Boca Raton Campus, 777 Luncheon is held at Woodfield Country advance, $30 at the door. 364-4035. NW Boca Raton Blvd. Sponsored by the an adult. 8-10 am. Free. Reservations and
Glades Rd. Linda Johnson, chair of FAU’s Club, 3650 Club Place, Boca Raton. 10/22-23, 29-30 - Shriek Week: Gary Friends of the Library. 10:30-noon. Free. pre-payment required: 391-8110.
department of visual arts and art history, Keynote speaker is Liz Thompson, Senior Goodman’s Ghoulish Comedy Magic & 393-7968. 11/4 - Movie Club: Blind Side (PG-13)
and Kate Schmitt, assistant professor in Vice President of Medical and Scientific Frightful Illusion Show at Sugar Sand 10/28 - Frank Chesebro Diary Lecture is presented as part of Teen Movie Club
FAU’s department of English, will lead this Affairs for the global Komen for the Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton. For - Travel back in time with Historical at the Boca Raton Public Library, 200 NW
tour. Tours begin at the Schmidt Center Cure organization. 10 am-1 pm. $100. ages 5 and up. Limited seating - tickets Society as part of the Town Hall Talks Boca Raton Blvd. For ages 13-17. 6-8 pm.
Gallery and conclude at the Ritter Art Registration: 514-3020. may be purchased in advance at the box Lecture Series at the Boca Raton Historical Free; includes free pizza & soda. 393-7968.
Gallery. Noon and 2:30 pm. Free. 297-2966. 10/20-22, 27-29 - Antigone by office. 8 pm 10/22, 29-30 and 6 pm 10/23 Society, Old Town Hall, 71 N. Federal Hwy. 11/4 - “Weeds and Seeds: A History
10/16 - 5k Pumpkin Run is presented by Sophocles - This modern adaptation, & 30. Shriek Week hours: 10/21 and28 Volunteers have transcribed and analyzed of Dining in Southern Florida” by
the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities conceived and directed by assistant - 6-8:30 pm, 10/22-23 & 29-30, 6-9:30 the handwritten diaries of Frank Chesebro, Dr. Michele Williams - Examine various
at the Track and Field Complex at FAU, professor of drama Harry Murphy and pm. $9/adults, $7 children 12 and under. who became the largest property owner plants utilized by early Floridians as well
777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton. Includes 5K star students, will be held at the Schmidt 347-3901. and principal employer in Boca Raton as some of the “meatier” issues of early
run, one mile fun run and a free kids run. Family Studio in the Keith C. and Elaine 10/22 - Fright Night Explorers - Ghosts, after 1903. 7 pm. $5/non-members; Boca diet in South Florida as part of the Town
All funds raised go to support programs Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center, ghouls and monsters take over the Gumbo Raton Historical Society members free. Hall Talks Lecture Series at the Boca Raton
that help people with autism and related 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton. 7:30 pm Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N. Ocean Blvd., Reservations required. 395-6766, Ext. 100. Historical Society Town Hall, 71 N. Federal
disabilities. 5:30 pm. $25/pre-registration shows all six nights. $15. 237-9000. Boca Raton. Follow your ghostly guide 10/28 - Woodwinds: Versatile and Hwy. 7 pm. $5/non-members; Boca
through 10/11, $30 after 10/11; $10/under Thursday - 10/21 - Canoeing the along the haunted trail. For ages 7-adult, Diverse! - Enjoy chamber music with the Raton Historical Society members free.
18 & FAU students; 1-mile walk/run: $10; Mangroves - Enjoy a naturalist guided children must be accompanied by an adult. Lynn Conservatory of Music Woodwind Reservations required. 395-6766, Ext. 100.
age 14 & under $5. 361-1950. tour from the boardwalk at Rutherford 7-9 pm. $7/members, $10/non-members. Studio at the Amarnick-Goldstein Concert 11/4 - Dean’s Showcase No. 2 -
10/16-17 - Martin Preston starring Park, 600 NE 24th St., Boca Raton. Reservations and pre-payment required: Hall, de Hoernle International Center, Lynn Presented by the Conservatory of Music
as Liberace! - Presented as part of the Presented by the Gumbo Limbo Nature 391-8110. University, 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca at Lynn University, this exposition of
Libby Dodson’s Live at Lynn Theatre Series Center. Following the tour, paddle through 10/22-23 - Junior Achievement’s 25th Raton. 7:30 pm. $10. 237-9000. various delightful solo and chamber
at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold the mangrvoe trails and back along the Annual Bowl-A-Thon: Boo-A-Thon - 10/28 - 7th Annual Go Pink Luncheon works performed exclusively by the
Performing Arts Center, Lynn University, shoreline of the Intracoastal. Experience Dress in your favorite Halloween costume featuring Fran Drescher - Actress, conservatory’s finest young musicians at
3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton. Officially is necessary. Wear clothes and shoes that while supporting your local Junior cancer survivor and advocate for women’s the Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall in
endorsed by the Liberace Estate, this can get wet and dirty. Sun protection, Achievement programs at Strikes@ Boca, health will speak at the Boca Raton Resort the de Hoernle International Center, Lynn
dynamic production by Martin Preston, water and bug spray are recommended. 21046 Commercial Trail, Boca Raton. Friday & Club, 501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton. University, 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca
joined by song stylist William Garon, Prerequisites: Must be proficient at 6-8pm, Saturday 3-5 pm. 242-9468. Benefits Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Raton. 7:30 pm. $10. 237-9000.
recreates the magic of Liberace, complete paddling and maneuvering a canoe in Saturday - 10/23 - 9th Annual Making Institute for Women’s Health & Wellness/ 11/5-7 - Wyland Living Green Fair is
with crystal candelabra, elaborate open water and confined trails; Must be Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is held Center for Breast Care. $125. 11:30 am - held at Mizner Park, 327 Plaza Real, Boca
replica costumes, rhinestone-studded capable of getting into and out of a canoe at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 1:30pm. 561-955-4142. Raton. Friday’s Environmental Conference
grand piano and the flamboyance and from a dock and dry or muddy land on your Plaza Real, Boca Raton. American Cancer 10/30 - Suzy Hammer’s Pumpkin Patty Day is held at FAU-Boca Raton Campus,
excitement of Las Vegas’ greatest musical own or with assistance from a companion; Society event is a 5K non-competitive - Children of all ages are invited to attend with public interactive community
showman. A cabaret reception sponsored and must have the physical agility to get walk. 394-7751, Ext. 5311. this special program at the Boca Raton event with art, health and wellness and
by Linda L. Miller will follow the Saturday back into a canoe from the water, in case 10/23 - Boca Raton Police “In The Public Library, 200 NW Boca Raton Blvd. awareness about the environment in a fun
evening performance. Sat. 7:30 pm, Sun. 4 of tipping. Ages 7-adult, an adult must Pursuit Of Safety” Event - This is a Costume parade follows. Registration is atmosphere on Saturday and Sunday at
pm. $45-$65. 237-9000. participate with each child. 9-11 am. $15/ fun-filled and educational community not required. 11-11:45 am. Free. 393-7968. Mizner Park. 10 am-6 pm. Free. 241-7309.
member, $22/non-member. Reservations event at Town Center Mall, 6000 W. Glades 10/30 - MONSTER MASH - Kids ages 6 11/6 - Planet 51 (PG) - presented as part
OCTOBER 16-23 and pre-payment required: 391-8110. Rd., Boca Raton. Rides, clowns, games, and up are invited to this event at The of Movie Mania at the Boca Raton Public
Monday - 10/18 - Flying Fish Kites 10/21 - Creative 6-8: Puppet activities for children, free bicycle helmet Swim Center, 21618 St. Andrews Blvd., Library, 200 NW Boca Raton Blvd. For age
- Learn a few fishy facts helpful in workshop - Great activities and crafts for giveaway, car seat checkup. Also featuring Boca Raton. Come in costume, bring a 9-12. Includes free pizza and drinks. Noon-
identifying our aquatic friends at the just 6- to 8-year-olds at the Boca Raton Boca Raton speciality vehicles/equipment swim suit or both - activities to be held in 2 pm. Free. 393-7968.
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N. Public Library, 200 NW Boca Raton Blvd. including motorcycle demonstration, and out of water. Trick-or-treating, bounce 11/6-7 - Lynn University’s
Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton. Ages 5-12 with Child attends independently. 3:30-4:30 bomb robot, boat and more. 11 am - 3 pm. house, face painting, popcorn and lots of Philharmonia Orchestra No. 2 -
an adult. 3-4 pm. $5/members, $8/non- pm. Free. 393-7968. Free. 347-3938. fun. 11 am-1 pm. Free. 544-8542. Students will perform pieces from Glinka,
members. Reservations and pre-payment 10/21 - Craft Crew: Mandala Sand 10/23 - Fall Herbs With a Pinch of 10/30 - MisSpelled: A Bewitching Mozart and Sibelius under the direction
required: 391-8110. Art - Kids ages 9-14 can unleash their Sugar and Spice - Learn how to spice up Musical Comedy - Enjoy this first musical of Albert-George Schram at the Keith C.
10/18 - Terrific 4s & 5s - Delightful creativity at the Boca Raton Public Library, your holiday foods using simple and savory play reading at the Amarnick-Goldstein and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts
stories, songs and a simple craft for kids 200 NW Boca Raton Blvd. Make your own sugars, spices and herbal ingredients at Concert Hall, de Hoernle International Center, Lynn University, 3601 N. Military
ages 4-5 at the Boca Raton Public Library, and learn about this traditional art form the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 Center, Lynn University, 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton. Sat. 7:30 pm; Sun. 4 pm.
200 NW Boca Raton Blvd. Child attends originating in ancient India. 6:30-8 pm. N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton. For adults Trail, Boca Raton. Conceived and written Tickets $35-$50. 237-9000.
October 2010 The COASTAL STAR Along the Coast/Religion 17
Dozens of new signs InterFaith21
like these will be
added or replaced
along the Intracoastal
Acts of kindness contrast
Waterway to remind
boaters of no-wake with divisive rhetoric
zones meant for “For those of us who experienced 9/11
safety and to protect in America, our hearts were heavy in two
manatees. respects. One, because of the senseless loss
of innocent life. But then there was a double
MANATEE: blow to us, because in the process, the religion
of Al-Islam was blemished, by the conduct
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of people who called themselves doing
doing that on the weekends you would something in the name of Islam.”
see people would start to operate safely,” Those thoughts come from David Shaheed,
she said. “Manatees would benefit. People Superior Court Judge in Indianapolis, Ind.
would benefit. Property would benefit.” He’s also an assistant imam, chairman
While many of the signs Fish & of the Interfaith Alliance and one of the
Wildlife plans to install will replace those founding members of the Coalition for Good
already in place warning boaters of speed Government.
limits and manatees, others are intended He’s a sign of the longtime positive
to cover previously unmarked portions of participation of Muslims in American life —
the waterway, Davis said. and as such, someone of whom the Rev. Terry
For example, “one area is at Woolbright Jones of Gainesville might find it hard to
Road,” he said. “There’s not a zone there, conceive.
but there will be. It’s not enforceable: Shaheed’s comments, from a speech at Yale,
There’s no signs.” underscore Jones’ mistake at the foundation
The sign delay comes on the heels of of much of the angst of recent days: the failure Joe Bernadel (left) is joined by Imam Yahya
a deadly year for manatees. In 2009, 429 to distinguish between the overwhelming Islam, who delivered Haiti relief items from
manatees were killed by weather, boaters majority of Muslims — good people living his congregation. Photo by C.B. Hanif
and other causes. alongside those of other faiths — and the Local acts of kindness
But 2010’s severe cold weather alone comparatively few but murderous extremists. Members of the Delray Beach Interfaith
killed 246 sea cows, for a total of 640 Even when the former are labeled “moderate Clergy Association, on a recent Ramadan
through the end of August, according to Muslims,” they wrongly get blamed for the evening, joined a fast-breaking dinner at the
Fish & Wildlife records. latter. Islamic Center of Boca Raton.
While some manatees may be here It’s that conflation of blame that had Jones And at the clergy’s September meeting,
now, the manatee season in south Florida threatening to burn copies of the Quran on their speaker, retired Army Maj. Joseph
is Nov. 15 through March 31, said Paul the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks against Bernadel — also founder of the Toussaint
Davis, an environmental manager at Palm America — and Islam. That, in turn, brought L’Overture High School in Boynton Beach,
Beach County’s Environmental Resources him the condemnation even of folks who and representative of the Haitian Diaspora
Management Department. admittedly know little about Muslims, on the Haitian Reconstruction Commission
Like snow birds, manatees crave the but who recognize the contradiction of a — gave a warm nod to Imam Yahya Islam
warmth of the waters here as temperatures purported man of faith burning other people’s of Columbus, Ga., who had delivered to the
in other parts of the state cool. religious texts. school a U-Haul truckload of spontaneously
“They’re snow-mammals, I guess,” he With the reverend having backed off, the collected Haiti relief items from his
said with a laugh. focus shifted back to the Islamic cultural congregation.
The county’s Manatee Protection center in Lower Manhattan that has been That was a just another routine act of
Plan pays for more than 2,300 hours of misidentified as “the mosque at ground zero.” kindness among good people, as when
extra patrolling along the coast during Again the same misperceptions persist. Heartsong Methodist Church opened its doors
manatee season, he said, but that doesn’t The proposed equivalent of a YMCA for the congregation across the street when
include the Intracoastal Waterway, which or Jewish Community Center not only that Memphis Islamic Center’s renovations
is the jurisdiction of the Fish & Wildlife would serve the hundreds of thousands of weren’t completed in time for worship services
Commission. New York City’s Muslims — policemen, during Ramadan.
The plan calls for the county to devote firemen, teachers, lawyers, accountants, cab It also was a reminder of the increasing
$200,000 to pay for the extra patrolling, drivers, etc., its very concept serves notice awareness that the unity of humanity is our
via overtime for existing marine patrol to the extremists that Muslim Americans ace in the race against insanity. Said one
officers from 10 law enforcement agencies. in particular are not with their program — woman of the church’s example of “What
The money isn’t on the chopping block, and that perhaps they should take a look at Would Jesus Do” — as opposed to Jones’
although Palm Beach County government America’s pluralistic expression of Islam. misguided plan:
officials have been wrestling with how to Unfortunately, the rhetoric of Jones and “We share Earth together. So what’s the
shrink their budget as property values others has encouraged verbal and physical difference between sharing
drop, decimating county revenue. attacks against innocent Americans already Earth and sharing a street?”
Although budget cuts mean Delray twice victimized by 9/11.
Beach is cutting its marine patrol, that In contrast, countless other individuals C.B. Hanif is a writer and
isn’t one of the county’s partner and organizations made plans to pray, read inter-religious affairs consultant.
agencies for manatee protection. Ú the Quran or otherwise support their Muslim Find him at www.interfaith21.
Source: Florida Fish & Wildlife neighbors, co-workers and fellow citizens in com.
Conservation Commission the face of the reverend’s spiritual assault.
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October 2010 The COASTAL STAR 19
Along the Coast
Amendment 4 puts rules for future land use on the ballot
By Steve Plunkett endum vote, are two groups amendment passes. Manag- ment, and it’s already been percentage point bounce from
more accustomed to being ing growth without the DCA approved,’’ Davis said. the electorate’s mood this year
On one side is Florida advocates: the Delray Beach- would be like a baseball game But Highland Beach Town to “throw the bums out’’ on
Hometown Democracy, the based Florida Coalition for with no umpire, Ganger said. Manager Dale Sugerman said ballots across the country.
sponsor of Amendment 4, Preservation and the 1000 “We’ll play the game site plan approvals would Davis said there was
supported by what it calls a Friends of Florida. without an umpire, and let the become more time-consuming another motivation. “A lot of
“grass-roots group of commit- “It’s frustrating not to take fans decide if it’s a ball or a and expensive. people feel truly disenfran-
ted volunteers’’ as well as the a position,’’ said Bob Ganger, strike,’’ he said. “If Amendment 4 passes it chised,’’ she said. “There’s a
Palm Beach County Environ- the coalition’s president. “We The 1000 Friends of will have a very definite, very good shot this thing is going
mental Coalition, the Florida determined if we did, we Florida, a nonprofit growth serious effect on the town,’’ to pass because of people’s
Public Interest Research might just do ourselves more management watchdog group, Sugerman said. anger.’’
Group and the Audubon Soci- harm than good.’’ at first opposed the measure In Gulf Stream, Town Ganger said Amendment 4
ety of the Everglades, among Ganger said Amendment 4 but in mid-September shifted Manager William Thrasher supporters are very effective
others. could turn out the same way to a neutral stance. said Amendment 4 could at using Facebook, Twitter
On the other side is Citi- the constitutional amendment “The current position is add an unwelcome $3,600 to and other social media, while
zens for Lower Taxes and a on classroom reduction did. voters should educate them- $5,000 to land use decisions. opponents are likely to use
Stronger Economy, which “Now the school system selves and make a conscious “Our town is very frugal, more traditional media to get
says its “grass-roots army’’ runs out of money because decision,’’ said Joanne Davis, very cost-sensitive. They’re their message out in the com-
includes the Associated they can’t build enough community planner with the just generally against growing ing month.
Builders and Contractors; the school rooms or hire enough group’s Palm Beach County government,’’ he said. “I don’t think there’s much
Chambers of Commerce for teachers,’’ Ganger said. “Well, Green Initiative. In the County Pocket, chance of voters coming in
Greater Boca Raton, Greater the same thing is likely going Davis said if the amend- residents who are unhappy uninformed,’’ he said.
Delray Beach and Greater to happen here.’’ ment becomes law there over a county decision to What’s the right way to
Boynton Beach; and the Real- Another fear, he said, is would be no sudden stop boost density at the Sea Horse vote on Nov. 2?
tor Association of the Palm that legislators might do away in development. There are complex may vote in favor of “It’s a very tough call,’’
Beaches. with the Department of Com- enough plans in the pipeline the proposal “to make a state- Davis said. “I’m not going
Stuck in the middle on the munity Affairs, which moni- to keep everyone busy for six ment,’’ Ganger said. to say how I’m going to vote
amendment, which would put tors land use plans, by saying years, she said. He said amendment sup- because I might get in
land-use changes to a refer- it’s no longer needed if the “That’s a lot of develop- porters could get a 10- to 20- trouble on either end.’’ Ú
Paws Up for Pets
Girl helps firefighters get oxygen masks for pets
You’re never too young to animals die each year in
make a difference. Just ask Tune in fires, mostly due to inhaling
12-year-old Monica Plumb of to learn more poisonous gases. This year,
Powhatan, Va. After reading Hear more from Monica a cat suffering from smoke
in her local newspaper about Plumb as well as fire inhalation after an apartment
firefighters using a pet oxygen safety tips from Bat- fire in Winnipeg, Canada, was
mask to save the life of a dog talion Chief Dave Bailey revived after receiving a dose
in a house fire two years ago, by tuning into to Arden of pure oxygen from one of
the then-10-year-old did some Moore’s Oh Behave Monica’s donated pet masks.
research and was dismayed show on Pet Life Radio In Bonner Springs, Kan., a cat
to discover that most fire (www.petliferadio.com), was rescued from a house fire
departments across the country Episode 119. Click on the and resuscitated with one of the
lack pet oxygen masks. ‘Episode Info’ link to see donated pet masks.
With the help of her firefighters using a pet Each pet oxygen mask kit
parents, Monica created the oxygen mask to revive costs about $70 and includes
www.petmask.com website a dog. three sizes. Each set can help
and started to raise money to revive cats, dogs, rabbits, ferrets,
buy pet oxygen masks for fire guinea pigs and even birds.
stations. Thanks to her efforts, Monica’s goals include
more than 320 fire stations smoke inhalation in house fires becoming a veterinarian, but
from Maine to Alaska — because they hide. In addition, she is picking up skills in
plus some in Canada — now ABOVE: A human oxygen masks don’t fit marketing and sales.
carry these specially designed firefighter properly on their faces. To make a donation and/or
oxygen masks, including three demonstrates the Originally developed for sponsor a fire station, contact
departments in Florida. pet oxygen mask. use by veterinarians, this cone- Monica at sponsorship@
“I am an animal lover and shaped, plastic pet mask forms a petmask.com.
care a whole lot about all LEFT: Twelve- seal around an animal’s muzzle As Monica says, “Every
animals,” says Monica. “At the year-old Monica to allow firefighters to deliver penny counts! I hope to provide
time, I was too young to be Plumb is raising the right amount of oxygen. pet oxygen masks to every fire
able to volunteer at my local money to buy pet The mask also protects station that needs them.”
animal shelter. I wanted to do oxygen masks for firefighters from an injured pet Monica’s efforts have earned
something to help animals and fire stations across who may try to bite out of fear. her the 2009 ASPCA “Tommy
that’s when I realized I could the country. Dave Bailey, battalion Monahan” Kid of the Year
raise money and awareness Photos provided chief of the Chesterfield Fire Award and 2009 United Animal
about pet oxygen masks.” Department in Chesterfield, Nations’ Animal Choice Award.
Her proud father, William, prepared and we Va., has been a firefighter for Not bad for a kid who is still
adds, “Monica surprised my said, “I’ve heard about the pet believe strongly that no one — 32 years. His department was a year away from becoming a
wife, Wendy, and me by her oxygen masks, but we do not and no pet — should die from among the first to receive pet teenager.
determination. We thought she have them. I wish we did.” Same smoke inhalation.” oxygen masks thanks to the
was going to just do this locally answer from the Lantana Fire Adds Lewis, “Pets are very efforts of Monica Plumb. Arden Moore, Founder of Four
for about a month and stop, but Department. much part of families. A couple “We responded to a house Legged Life.com, is an animal
she told us she wanted to do However, Steve Lewis, years ago, we had a house fire fire last year on Christmas Day behavior consultant, editor, author
more to help pets all over the spokesman for the Boynton that had a cat stuck inside a and were able to revive a large and professional speaker. She
country. We’re happy to help Beach Fire Department, closed room. Luckily, the fire Labrador from one of the pet happily shares her home with
her.” confirmed that they have pet was contained, but the cat was oxygen masks,” says Bailey. two dogs, two
I called several fire oxygen masks, thanks to a unconscious. We were able to “There are a lot of deadly toxins cats and one
departments in Palm Beach fundraiser organized by the provide that cat oxygen using a present during a structure fire overworked
County to see if their trucks Boca Raton Dog Club. pet mask. The cat was revived, and having the right oxygen vacuum cleaner.
were equipped with pet “We’re on a mission to help taken to a local veterinary clinic mask for family pets is crucial Learn more by
oxygen masks. Kevin Green, animals,” says Diane Wagner, and made a complete recovery.” to saving their lives.” visiting www.
a spokesman for the West president of the Boca Raton Pets, especially cats, are The U.S. Fire Administration fourleggedlife.
Palm Beach Fire Department Dog Club. “We want our county often more vulnerable to estimates that nearly 100,000 com.
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