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					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
   manatee                                                                                                                                                                                                   life-savers
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

                                                                                                     Theater! Music!
                                                                                                                           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
                                                                                                       Art! Books!
                                                                                                        And Film!
                                                                                                     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.
                                                                                                      Pages 4-33

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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                  Looking ahead
              to our cultural future
    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.         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
    to editing and must include your name, address and phone
    number. Preferred length is 200 words or less. Mail to 5011                                                          blocks north of the current          “They really are incredible,”   children.
    N. Ocean Blvd. #2, Ocean Ridge, FL 33435 or email editor@                                                            location on Boca Raton            Grinnan says of the Friends,          Grinnan’s love of books                                                                                                  Boulevard.                        who she says also donate more      extends to her 10 grandsons
                                                                                                                            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
                                                                                                                         to remain open during             area in 1977, with their four      biographies of people both
                                                                                                                         construction.                     children. Tucker Grinnan,          contemporary and historical,
                 Municipal Bonds:               Since our inception in 1976, David Lerner                                   Grinnan was there, with a      a business consultant, had         but concedes that she loves
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          Real Estate Investment                preserving investors’ assets. Learn about what                           are we here?”                     by-the-Sea.                        Pride and Prejudice nuts.”
                Programs (REITs)                thousands have heard.                                                       She drew applause from the        Grinnan had a graduate             Well, one of those Pride
                                                                                                                         audience for her presentation,    degree in English, and had         and Prejudice nuts who sees
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                      Mutual Funds              office, or at our next seminar in your area.                             jokingly admonished the           of her children’s schools          place for the community.
                                                                                                                         crowd by saying, “Do not          offered her the job of school         “Every time I go in the
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                                                                                                                         give that woman any more          librarian. She accepted the        library I see people working
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                                                                                                                         her because we’ve known each      Broward School, now called         mothers and kids with bags
                                                                                                                         other for about 40 years.”        North Broward Preparatory          of books. I see retirees siting
                                                                                                                            But Grinnan is modest,         School. She later got a degree     in chairs reading. I see young
                                                          568 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, Fl 33431                          and insists that she is just      in library/information science     people using the computers
                                                                                            one of about 120 people who       from the University of South       for research,” she wrote in an
                                                                                                                         volunteer with the Friends of     Florida.                           e-mail. “We have to keep the
 There are risks inherent in investing. Past performance is not guarantee or future results.
                                                                                                                         the Library.                         “My main goal in that           library open. The library
 Certain investments are offered by prospects. Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and
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                                                                                                                         the library’s second floor        reading,” Grinnan says. “I
  October 2010                                                      The COASTAL STAR                                                             News 3

Boca Raton

  The Boca Raton
  City Council voted
  Sept. 13 to build
  a new downtown
  library on the
  former Causeway
  Lumber site, at
  Northwest Fourth
  Street and Boca
  Raton Boulevard,
  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
  Bonnie Lallky-
  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
12,000-square-feet smaller       2013, according to PGAL                     899 E. Palmetto Park Rd • Boca Raton, FL 33432
than the size voters gave        Architects’
thumbs up to, said Bob Keltie,   anticipated schedule.     Ú                     WORK: 561-392-8770 • DIRECT: 561-212-4403
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The Arts
             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
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                                       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

   A loggerhead
  hatchling, less                                                                                        Ready for
                                                                                                        their ocean
      than 3 days
       old, weighs
     between an
   ounce and an

     ounce and a
 half. It can grow
    to more than
     250 pounds.

                                                                                                              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

Highland Beach
                    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
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•   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.
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                                                                                  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
    State-certified general contractor
    777 East Atlantic Avenue • Delray Beach, FL 33483
               License # CGC060433                                                                           Police to use volunteers in office
    (561) 245-1193 •                                                  HIGHLAND BEACH — Town
                                                                                  commissioners decided using a free volunteer
                                                                                                                                                your department,” he said.
                                                                                                                                                   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
                                                                                  property owners.
                                                                                  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

                                                                                                                                                                       Guarded beaches
                                                                                                                                                                       Boca Raton: 50 lifeguards.
                                                                                                                                                                       9 a.m.-5 p.m. every day,
                                                                                                                                                                       year-round. 561-393-7820.

                                                                                                                                                                       Delray Beach: 14 fulltime,
                                                                                                                                                                       19 part-time lifeguards. 9
                                                                                                                                                                       a.m.-5 p.m. every day, year-
                                                                                                                                                                       round. 561-243-7352

                                                                                                                                                                       Boynton Beach:
                                                                                                                                                                       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-
                                       square-foot Bermuda-style
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

Around Town
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           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.
                                                                                                                                                                         benefit. 561-338-7594.

  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                           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                                          
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
                                    spring equinoxes.
    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.
                                                                                                                                                                        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.          Gino Cicerchia 561-512-2873                     Call Jack Elkins (561) 373-2198 or Bunny
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crested at 3.5 feet above mean      additional pumps.
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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

       What’s cooking
     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

                                                                                                                                                        ABOVE: Buffalo
                                                                                                                                                        chicken waffles
                                                                                                                                                        are on the
                                                                                                                                                        brunch menu
                                                                                                                                                        at ZED451, at
                                                                                                                                                        Mizner Park.
en is still there, but the restaurant also offers burger specials. Photo by Tim Stepien                                                                 LEFT: The
                                                                                                                                                        spice and Tea
                                                                                                                                                        Exchange offers
                                                                                                                                                        a range of
                                                                                                                                                        spices, teas and
                                                                                                                                                        flavored sugars.
                                                                                                                                                        Photos provided

                                                                                                                              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
                                                                                                   Raton                               561-826-2625
                                                                                                   561-395-1662;      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.
oto by Tim Stepien                                                                                 com                                 Open Tuesday-Saturday for din-
                                                                                                   Open for lunch and dinner daily     ner; closed Sunday and Monday
  and suggestions
 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;       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
                                                                                                   Raton                               561-395-2929
Mine Pizza was                                                                                     561-393-3451;        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
                                                                                                                      signature dishes.
                                                                                                                         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

10 Questions
               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.
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                                                  $200 less than dealership price!
                                                                                                 OCTOBER 2
                                                                                     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

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            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
                                                                                     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
        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
  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.

                                                                                                                                                                                             OCTOBER 3-9
                                                                                                                                                                                   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.
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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
10/4 - Auditions for ‘A Christmas Carol‘                                                                                                  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                                                                                                10/13 because of 10/11 holiday. Closed
auditions for The Jungle Book (through Oct.                                                                                                        Columbus Day, 10/11.
10). 394-2626.
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
                                                                                                                                                                                                6. 655-2833.
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
                                                                                                                                                                                                $3.75/non-residents. 347-3912.
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.
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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                                                                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,                                                                               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
                                                                                                       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.
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                       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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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                                                                                      (,          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 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
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, 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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