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BOCA RATON — Three years ago, Anthony Majhess won Seat D on the Boca Raton City Council with an upset victory over Councilman M.J. “Mike” Arts, retired 20-year president of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. He won re-election Tuesday, defeating Frank Chapman, who far outspent Majhess and was endorsed by Mayor Susan Whelchel and the other three members of the council. Majhess took just

over 56 percent of the vote while Chapman collected 43.7 percent. Victory was sweet for Majhess, surrounded by hundreds of supporters at the Ellenville Garden Center where he held a post-election party. As he prepares to go back to the dais, Majhess told the Boca Raton Tribune, “I’ll just do the same things I’ve always done. Our jobs are to represent the city – to read things over and make informed decisions.” see pg. 11 for story

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BURGLARY TO RESIDENCE 3/05/2012 12:36 NE 7TH AVENUE On 03/05/12 between 1015 and 1230 unknown person/s entered into home on NE 7th Avenue by prying the rear door. Taken were two men`s Movado watches and white gold cuff links. THEFT FROM BUILDING 03/06/2012 7:28 TECHNOLOGY WAY Unknown persons pried a locker in the men’s locker room at LA Fitness, 4950 Technology Way and removed a Bell & Ross watch valued at $8,000.00. This occurred on 03-06-12 between 0600-0720 hours. EMBEZZLEMENT 03/06/2012 11:15 NORTH FEDERAL HIGHWAY On 03/06/12, unknown suspect entered Wells Fargo Bank, 7531 N. Federal Highway, and attempted to withdrawal $6000.00 using a fraudulent driver’s license from a customer’s account. The suspect left the area after being told to wait for the funds. Investigation continues. VANDALISM TO RESIDENCE 03/05/2012 8:04 NE 5TH AVE Construction foreman advised between 1600 hrs. on 03-03-12 to 1600 hrs. on 03-04-12 someone entered the residence under construction and vandalized it. Suspect used various colors of spray paint and painted graffiti type lettering on several walls in the master bedroom. Estimated damage to the walls is $500. Photos were taken. POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA 03/05/2012 20000 ST. ANDREWS BOULEVARD Subsequent to a traffic stop, Daniel Perez, 18, was arrested for possession of a fake driver`s license and possession of marijuana less than 20gm. Perez was processed and turned over to the Palm Beach County Jail.

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The Bobcat Battalion Once Again State Champions On the eve of March 3rd, 2012, the reigning National Champions of the Bobcat Battalion instilled their preparations for the Oviedo State Championship the following day. Just two weeks after their previous field meet, the cadets were filled with anxiety and energy. Upon arriving at Oviedo High School, the cadets put all of their effort into completing the various events, which included Personnel Inspec-

tion, Push-ups and Sit-ups, Color Guard, Exhibition and Basic drills, Academics, and the 100 and 220yard relays. All of the cadets had an enormous amount of pressure on their shoulders, however, when it came time to get the job done, every individual participated fully and without fail. Every cadet was as willing and wanting to achieve the title of State Champions as their leaders, cadet Command-

ing Officer Christopher Brown, and cadet Executive Officer Sofia Melgar. As the sun died down, the cadets formed up, filled with anticipation to hear the receivers of the various awards. In Personnel Inspection and Academics, the battalion took a second place, with c/ Sean Osler and c/ Jennifer Menke placing first and fifth in the state for Academics. Additionally the battalion placed first for overall drill, with c/ Miguel

Marcano leading them to a first place in the Color Guard event. The tensions rose, and the cadets took extreme

pleasure and rejoiced when the speaker announced their first place victory. Now, the battalion has the following four weeks

to prepare for the longawaited event of Navy Nationals, where they will go to defend their title as National Champions.

Explorium Ed-venture Day will excite all with science at Sugar Sand Park

BOCA RATON -- Children’s Science Explorium at Sugar Sand Park invites kids and adults to explore the wonderful world of science for the third Explorium Ed-venture Day on Friday, March 23 from noon to 4 pm.

Festival goers will marvel at the everyday science presented by a variety of community partners, and kids 7-12 will have the opportunity to take part in the Gee Whiz Quiz Show. The show offers a

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chance for kids to get on stage with their peers and participate in a wacky program that bounces between trivia questions and fun physical challenges. The silly host, along with game show cast, will lead teams through a series of

questions and messy obstacles, while the audience laughs and cheers them on. Children age 7-12 can register that day to participate in the program where they can show off their knowledge in this

off the wall game show of physical and mental challenges. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team. Admission is free and food will be available for purchase. Food vendors will include 4

Alarm Pizza, whose fire truck is equipped with a full sized pizza oven; and Kona Ice. For general information call Sugar Sand Park Community Center at 561-347-3900 or visit

Have Fun With Dance Aerobics; Raise Money for Thyroid Cancer BOCA RATON -- South Florida ThyCa, A thyroid cancer support group, has joined hands with a local gym to raise money for thyroid cancer support services

and research. Busy Body Gym, located at 9183 Glades Road in Boca Raton, will host a thyroid cancer fundraiser Sunday, March 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. Led by the area’s best danceexercise aerobics instructors, participants will dance to the latest music including Zumba (Latin Dance), Hip Hop Dance-exercise, India’s Bollywood Dancing, and Rock N Roll Dancing and will have exercise choreographed to country music sung live by a well known thyroid cancer specialist, Dr. R. Mack Harrell MD, who is also an award winning songwriter. All costs and services

for this event have been donated. Therefore, the entire suggested $20 entrance fee will be donated to ThyCa. Each participant will receive a free colorful reusable water bottle as a gift from Busy Body Gym. Thyroid cancer is one of the few cancers that have increased in incidence in recent years. It’s the fastest increasing cancer in both men and women. ThyCa is an international non-profit organization that provides free information and support for thyroid cancer patients and their families and also funds research on thyroid cancer. ThyCa’s award winning website, has a wealth of information about all types of thyroid cancer. All services and materials are also available in Spanish. Thyca Support Groups meet to help patients and their families with needed information and support. The South Florida ThyCa Group meets on the last Saturday of each month, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at The North Broward Medical Center, 201 East Sample Rd. in Deerfield Beach. For more information, call Christine Ciletti, ThyCa facilitator561-852-8994 (home) or 561-706-7526 (cell).

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Actress Marlee Matlin Addresses Audience at JARC Anniversary Gala

BOCA RATON – Academy Award winner actress Marlee Matlin address the audience at the 26th year anniversary gala of the Jewish Association for Residential Care March 11, 2012 at Boca West Country Club. JARC also honored Dr. Debra Hallow, executive director, for her 18 years of service and dedication to this organization. The gala was chaired by Judy Levis Markhoff. Boca Magazine, Capital Grille and Bloomingdales 2012 Gala partners. Markhoff underwrote the cost of the event. Growing up with severe hearing loss, Marlee was able to channel her experiences into her character in “Children of a Lesser God,” in which she became the youngest actress at age 21 to win an Oscar for Best Actress in a

film debut. She appeared with her interpreter, Jack Jason. WPTV News Channel 5 Anchor Michael Williams was the MC. “Eighteen years ago when Debra Hallow became the executive director of JARC it necessitated a complete reorganization of the agency.  Within a short time her organization was in full swing.  These years have been fruitful and happy.  With her constant smile and hard work we have seen JARC grow and become extremely successful and a far reaching asset in the community and beyond.  We are grateful for the fulfillment of her dream as well as ours,” stated Dr. Melvin and Edith Clayman, JARC Founders and last year’s honorees. “I can’t imagine what JARC would be like without Debra Hallow.  Her commit-

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ment and devotion to JARC’s clients are exemplary. She is a most deserving honoree, as without her, JARC would not be the same. We are so fortunate to have her,” states Ron Siegel, JARC board president. Photo by Mike Gora



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Kick Up Your Heels for the 10th Annual Tri County Humane Society Doggie Ball BOCA RATON -- HOT DIGGITY DOGS! Get ready to kick up your heels at The Tri County Humane Society’s 10th Annual Doggie Ball, March 18th at Boca West Country Club. This fabulous Country Western themed evening includes cocktails and hors

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Founder and CEO of Tri County Humane Society, Jeannette Christos, left, is shown with Sharon DiPietro at 2011 Doggie Ball. Ms. Christos passed away later in the year.

d’oeuvres, a “not to be missed” silent auction, outstanding dinner with live auction, plus entertainment and dancing. This year’s celebration is dedicated to the memory of Jeannette M. Christos, founder and executive director of the Tri County Humane Society who passed away in 2011. On Sunday March 18th starting at 5:30 pm, put on your jeans, boots and

Announcing the Doggie Ball. country western wear and party for a good cause at Boca Raton’s premier fundraising event, ‘The Doggie Ball’ to benefit the Tri County Humane Society. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served starting at 5:30 pm. A five-star sit down dinner buffet will be served at 7:30 pm.  Enjoy dancing to The Magic City Band.  Live and Silent Auctions will take place through-

Boca Chamber Welcomes more than 400 to a Day Outdoors at the Community Cookout

A Day of Fun is Always Good Business. BOCA RATON, FL The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce celebrated a day outdoors with the community members, business professionals and families on Saturday, March 3rd at the YMCA of South Palm Beach County. The event, which welcomed more than 400 attendees, was part of the Boca Chamber’s effort to reach out

to not only business community but residents as well. “No matter if you work or live in Boca Raton … or if you work and live in Boca Raton, you are part of what makes up the fabric of this great community and we wanted to celebrate with a fun day for our friends and families,” said Troy M. McLellan, CCE, President & CEO of the Boca Chamber. Members of the Boca

Chamber’s Board of Directors and the YMCA’s Board of Directors spent the afternoon grilling hamburgers, hotdogs, and chicken. Staff from the YMCA ran a dance party for the children and a few daring adults. The event was made possible by the partnership with the YMCA, Comerica, US Food Service, and South Florida Bounce.

background in art, public relations, and diplomacy to create a novel of suspense and intrigue about the adventures American expatriate Bébé Deverton’s experiences while living in Rome. Capece infuses her first

novel with romance, humor, and the passion and splendor of the Eternal City. A book signing follows her talk and video presentation. (60 min.) To preregister, call 561-4701600.

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Author JoJo Capece to Appear at West Boca Branch Library

out the evening. Auction items include a seven night Caribbean yacht cruise from Sea Dream Yachts, a golf BOCA RATON -- On foursome at Trump Interna- Saturday, March 17, at 3 tional, and a private airplane pm, author JoJo Capece will ride to Key West and back discuss her new book at the for a day of sightseeing and West Boca Branch Library, lunch for four people and two 18685 State Road 7 in Boca Raton. well behaved pets.  Capece draws from her Tickets are $200 per person, and can be reserved by calling Tri County Humane Society at 561-482-8110.  This event always sells out.   Chairperson is Harriet Lewis-Mooney.  Honorary Grand Marshall Dog is Murphy Lewis-Mooney.  Honorary Chairpersons are Herme De Wyman Miro and Lois Pope.  Honorary Grand Marshall is Ric Bradshaw.  Honorary Guest is Jerry Kramer.  Honorary Cats are Lily and Max Cook.  Proceeds will benefit Tri County Humane Society.  Tri County provides shelter, food and medical care to hundreds of animals every day until they can find their forever homes.  The shelter has seen a significant increase in the number of abandoned pets, especially those in poor medical condition.  As a private non-profit, these increased medical bills have put a severe strain on the shelter’s resources.  Tri County is funded totally through donations and by fundraising.

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County Commissioner Abrams Fundraiser May 5 for Boca Attends Eagle Scout Court of Honor Woman With Incurable Disease BOCA RATON -- On February 26, County Commissioner Steven L. Abrams attended Boy Scout Troop 337’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony held to recognize the scouts who recently attained their Eagle Scout badges. The commissioner congratulated them on attaining their Eagle Scout badges and recognized their hard work and dedication involved in such an achievement.

Pictured from left are Corey Seldin, Mitchell Eisenberg, Commissioner Steven L. Abrams, Chris Saunders and Michael Vander Meiden.

Nominations Sought for Boca Raton’s Walk of Recognition 2012 BOCA RATON -The annual “Walk of Recognition” award, coordinated by the Boca Raton Historical Society, recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a significant long-term commitment to serving the interest of  Boca Raton and enriching the lives of its citizens.   Those interested in nominating individuals for induction into the Walk of Recognition in 2012 should visit  www. to obtain a nomination form.  Forms must be returned to the Boca Raton Historical Society by Friday, March 30.  The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 3. Instituted in 1997, the Walk of Recognition award has been presented to 69 deserving members of the community.  Each inductee’s name is inscribed in a stunning black granite plaque, which is set into a commemorative

Boca Raton’s Royal Palm Place where Walk of Recognition granite stars are inlaid into the floor. monument featuring the award which has become mission of the program an annual community beneath the Addison program organized and Mizner statue in Royal maintained by the Boca Palm Place. Raton Historical SociA cornerstone of the ety.  The plaques are community and sup- underwritten by Marta porter of numerous or- Batmasian as part of ganizations in the area, her commitment to her Marta Batmasian origi- community. nally conceived of  the

By Kay Renz BOCA RATON – Boca Raton resident Catherine Abbott-Horowitz spent months suffering from an array of neurological problems before she was diagnosed with a rare, little known but always fatal malady called Battten Disease. One of the first things she did was set up a nonprofit organization to help find a cure. The group has scheduled the first annual golf fundraiser for Catherine’s Hope for a Cure” for Saturday, May 5 at the Ocean Breeze Country Club in Boca Raton. Tickets are $121 and include the golf game, breakfast, lunch, a month-long membership to Ocean Breeze and more. Batten Disease is a progressive, always fatal neurodegenerative condition for which there is no cure. Upon learning of her diagnosis, Catherine was determined to help others around the world by starting a 501(c) 3 that would fund critical research being done by Massachusetts General Hospital and University College London. So far, she said, she has already raised more than $100,000 from her grassroots efforts, and she hopes this golf tournament will bring a greater awareness about a disease that is often misdiagnosed.  “We are so grateful to Catherine’s Hope for a Cure,” said Katherine Sims M.D., professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School. “Research funding is critical to help us develop better treatments and someday find a cure for Batten dis-

Catherine Abbott-Horowitz and her sons, Alexander (the younger) and Nicholas.

ease. Through this charity, we are able to get the seed money required to help us continue our scientific studies.” “Catherine endured a long, difficult journey to find the reason behind her debilitating symptoms. And while we do not have a cure yet, we hope, like her, that with fundraising efforts we will make that breakthrough soon,” said Dr. Sims. “This charity has become my mission,” said Abbott-Horowitz. “I feel confident that if I dedicate myself to raising awareness and funds that one day through these wonderful doctors’ dedication, there will be a cure. This golf tournament is the first public event for the charity and I am so grateful for the tremendous support I am receiving from the community, especially from my friends at the Boca Raton Alumni Association.” The association is made up of graduates from all the high schools within the city of Boca Raton. Their goal is to enhance the educational ex-

perience of local students at all levels though community service projects, fundraising and educational awareness events. “While the Alumni Association’s main function is to provide social and financial support to former/current students who strive to achieve higher learning, we are a family of former students who will do anything to support each other in our important endeavors,” said Todd Victor, the association’s president. “Many of us are high school friends of Catherine’s and when we heard of her illness, we could not wait to help her with this tournament.” “We created this event to be fun for golfers and wanna-be golfers alike,” said event organizer Karrie Wilson-Lauro. “Our main goal is to have people come out and have a great time!   To find out more about the tournament, to become a sponsor, or to learn more about Batten Disease, visit

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A Time to Honor Our Canine Friends and Remember a Great Humanitarian The Tri County Humane Society’s Doggie Ball is coming up again, as it has each year for the past nine. It is the major funding source for the no-kill shelter in Boca Raton. Patrons will put on their jeans, boots and country western wear and party for a good cause at the 10th annual event to be held at Boca West County Club. One person will be missing this year: Jeannette Christos, the founder and CEO of Tri County who passed away last year. Thankfully, this year’s event will be dedicated to Jeannette’s memory. My wife and I remember Jeannette as a friend and a fighter, a woman who hated animal abuse and was proudly protective of her brood of homeless cats and dogs. If she came across as tough or abrupt, it was because she was trying to protect animals from going to a home where abuse or neglect might happen. I wasn’t immune. I remember getting yelled at

by Jeannette a few times – and I probably deserved it. She began Tri County when it didn’t have a home, and when it did, beginning in 2001 when it took over the municipal shelter from the city of Boca Raton, she worked and worked to make the place a true home. Love of animals comes directly from the heart, and Jeannette had a heart of gold when dogs and cats were concerned. When my wife and I lost our wonderful dog, Medessa, in 2006, Jeannette came to our aid – unsolicited – to lessen our grief. Little Medessa is buried in the animal cemetery next to Tri County. At Jeannette’s funeral, we cried when someone said that Jeannette had crossed “the rainbow bridge.” The reference is something that few people other than pet owners understand. The “rainbow bridge” is the route animals take to heaven. We know Jeanette is there, and her heart is with the animals she protected. We love her and miss


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Mr Heizer Your Tribune today was MOST informative re: election information. Great job. It helped me to cut through the rhetoric and pick the right man. Thank you, Ron Congratulations Mr. Zucaro. It is refreshing to find someone who says it like it is. I’ve lived in Boca Raton for over 30 years and have never seen such a disgusting campaign. Chapman has ruthlessly assassinated Councilman’s Majhess’ character while the mayor and council members encourage his angry, deceitful, distorted behavior. Hopefully, the citizens of Boca Raton are intelligent enough to see through this smoke screen. - Linda Baumann

her and continue to support the work she started. So please come to the Doggie Ball -- Sunday March 18th starting at 5:30 p.m. It includes a sit-down dinner buffet at 7:30 p.m. and then dancing to The Magic City Band.  There will be live and silent auctions.  Tickets are $200 per person, and can be reserved by calling Tri County Humane Society at 561-482-8110.  A FEW WORDS ABOUT PEANUT I have to share a few stories about little Peanut, our toy poodle. He is getting smarter and smarter all the time. I caught one of his

latest feats in a photo that’s included with this column. I came to bed one night and found that Peanut had gotten there first and was in control of the remote control. (Well, he was sleeping on it, but that also counts.) He is watching a lot more television lately, so that may account for this behavior. He still can’t seem to distinguish dogs on the TV screen, not like Medessa, who would run to the screen and scratch at the image, thinking they were inside the set. He is such a smart dog. They say dogs have a vocabulary of a second grader. Peanut has the understanding of a Ph.D. And you thought Snoopy was so smart!

Thank you Mr. Zarcro! Your insights are appreciated. The shameful lack of human kindness and respect that this City Council has shown Mr. Majhess in this “ganging up” is nothing short of shocking, embarrassing and sad, if not unethical. - Andrea O’Rourke Thank you Al. I have been boiling from an ad I saw on television yesterday…a fabled nose ad that sickened me to think that this is my town and there are such nasty people allowing such ugliness in our election. Kudos for taking the time to express what i and I am sure others are thinking. - Skeets Friedkin Thanks to your story, the annoying Chapman (56) campaign signs in the public right of way between 5th Avenue and Federal Highway, mysteriously went down to just a couple. Chapman (like the council) is so out of touch he has no idea how he offends voters by his thoughtless words and actions until a story is published about. Thanks for not being intimidated by these politicians. I for one am now a fan of the Boca Tribune and will be a loyal reader going forward! - Heidi Klier Bravo Al! ….. Now of course, they’ll label you a “Whacko” and sling as much discrediting mud on you as possible. It’s amazing that there hasn’t been a reality TV show made about American politics. That would be a hoot. - John A new day is dawning in reference to journalist. Al Zucarro and the Boca Raton Tribune should be applauded for their clarity in realizing we the people will be heard and in the long run those standing with us will be rewarded for their efforts. - Patricia Dervishi Floridian

To whom this may concern, A new day is dawning in reference to journalist. Al Zucarro and the Boca Raton Tribune should be applauded for their clarity in realizing we the people will be heard and in the long run those standing with us will be rewarded for their efforts. Support your community newspaper - Patronize The Boca Raton Tribune Advertisers. Let them know you saw their Ads in the Boca Tribune.

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Can you hear me now? About the election Congratulations to Anthony Majhess for the huge victory. His win was not only against a fierce challenger, Frank Chapman, but was against all of  the people, known as “Establishment Boca,” that supported and endorsed his opponent. Like I commented at the beginning of this race, with some people, including some council members, this public support of Chapman by the council members, even if  it resulted in victory, would not be good for the city. The loss shows that the citizens are not happy with them. The Majhess win should put council members on their toes. The citizens said that they don’t have enough credibility in the council to endorse a candidate, and the council’s action made the citizens angry because they got involved in the electoral process. My next prediction.  The actual City Council members will need to work very hard to regain the citizens’ credibility or they will have their re-election bids jeopardized. The biggest winner, the citizens of Boca , now have enough “cash value” and will deposit everything in the bank of hope with Anthony Majhess as their faithful guarantor. Majhess, with his second victory against the “Establishment Boca,” come with pockets full of supporters and with the possibilities of soaring even height at the next election. 

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All about a clean campaign

The second biggest buzz in the city is about The Boca Raton Tribune. Everywhere you go, you are going to hear comments thatThe Boca Raton Tribune’s coverage of this race was fundamental to help people to express their feelings and decide their vote.  Our questionnaire was a real open debate that was available not only for a small group of people that went to those debates around the city, but was available for more than 20,000-plus online readers and printed in another 20,000 newspapers distributed free in the city. The article written by Al Zucaro, expressing his personal point of view of this race, made people know they are not alone with their feelings and gave them courage to express themselves and also gave them confidence to decide who to vote for. We received hundreds of emails, online comments and voice mails from citizens proud of their community newspaper. Al Zucaro will continue his duty as “The Citizens Voice” in our next issues and his column that used to be at the business section will be moved for municipal section. If someone wrongly doubted the penetration and the level of credibility of our newspaper, I am pretty sure that this was enough to make them rethink the power of the free community press. We are here to be the best partner of the city.

Two months ago, I met Anthony Majhess for the first time. He came to my office to introduce himself and asked if we couldpost his campaign press releases. Also he talked about buying 8 full page ads to use for his campaign. He guaranteed me at that time that he would never send us any defamatory ads and he would make a clean campaign. He did what he promised.   At the same week I called Frank Chapman and offer him the same deal. He gave me Lorie’s numbers and said to call her. I called.  I called both again two weeks late. No answer. I met Frank at the Chamber debate and again I approached him and offered him a chance to use their press releases. He thanked me and introduced me to Lorie. Later, she called me and bought two pages. I went to visit him at his campaign office and he handed me a full dossier against Majhess. I asked him if he knew about the web site someone published about him. He said yes and gave me his side of the history. I told him that the paper would not publish his dossier against Majhess and neither the information on the web site against him. I am an advocate of clean campaigning, especially because I don’t believe that the sinless and mistake less people don’t exist We are very confident that we gave the same opportunity for both candidates.

POSITIVE LIVING By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr.

Creating and Sustaining Community Humans were created as social beings; no individual should prefer to live in isolation from others. Some people may desire solitariness from time to time, but few are those who would ever want to remain permanently in that condition. All humans should acknowledge their interdependence. Members of the human family need one another at all times, far more than anyone realizes. Thus, we look at others to find healthy qualities being manifested in them and, perhaps, we can emulate them if not yet distinguished in our own being. We learn far more about ourselves when we are in community than if we are all alone. There needs to be a personal desire to be in community; this has to do with our belonging.

It is not something any club, organization, or even a religious organization can force on its members. “The only thing we have to bring to community is ourselves,” according to author Parker J. Palmer. And the late Thomas Merton reflected that “to live in communion, in genuine dialogue with others is absolutely necessary if man is to remain human.” Contemporary American culture vastly demonstrates that, in spite of so many people being at any one place at the same time, it does not denote that fellowship is occurring, that true community is a fact. Quite often, people are most lonely in crowds, unless they can relate to another and, gradually, remove the masks which conceal

one’s real self. That reflects accountability. As George Gallup pointed out through his many surveys, “Americans are among the loneliest people in the world.” And as such, they can hardly be accountable to others. If you are comfortable being all by yourself at all times and circumstances, it’s okay. But don’t forget that many other people in close proximity to you may need a friendly word, an offer of help you can provide, or any other manifestation that you are not aloof, but that you truly care for fellow humans. Not to be forgotten is the fact that whatever you do for others will always affect you positively with greater force than the impact of your kind gestures to someone else!

Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr. is a Florida resident who, for many years, was a professor at the post-graduate level. He is a writer, a sought-after conference speaker, a man who lived in five continents of the world, having received his education in four of them. When he resided in southern California, he wrote a weekly column for the daily “Anaheim Bulletin,” which was carried for about six years, until he moved to south Florida.

About advertising and credibility The Chapman campaign did use a lot of TV commercials that were very expensive and broadcast to a lot of homes. He sent his message, he choose the TV media to send his message. Majhess’s option was to send his message using the community newspaper. Both candidates have flood people with

mail advertising with a very high cost and with yard signs, t-shirts and other campaigns souvenirs. Their expenses are a public record and we will have a special article about this later this month.  Guess what: The community paper won! The Boca Raton Tribune was more effective than all the TV commercials combined. Who do you think will deliver your business or institutional mes-

sage to our local citizens with better cost benefit? Congratulations, Boca Raton for this beautiful democracy festival! I sincerely hope that Chapman continues to be involved with the city issues and maybe run for office in the future. For the citizens and business owners, support your local newspaper. And for all: I hope you can hear me now!

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OLYMPIC HEIGHTS COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL Community Education Class Schedule Spring 2012 Some classes have materials fees. ESOL and GED classes register continuously and have fees. * Denotes book or

other materials fees that must be purchased by the student. **Denotes books or materials fees included in cost.

Classes begin on Monday April 9, 2012, unless otherwise noted. Registration will be March 26, 27, 28, 29,


Title .....................................................................................Time .........................Weeks ........Tuition............... Mat’ls ***Monday*** GED, Learning Lab (M,T,W,TH) ...........................................4:30-8:30PM.............CONT ....................................... * ESOL (All Levels) (M,T,W,TH) ..............................................6:30-9:00PM.............CONT ....................................... * Informational Meeting Mon or Tues (Required) .............6:00-7:00PM.............................................................. * Microsoft Excel 2007 (M/TH)................................................6:30-8:30PM ............2 ..................$78.00 ................ ** ***Tuesday*** Basic Computers for Seniors, Intermediate .........................4:30-6:30PM.............8 ..................$68.00 ................ ** ***Wednesday** Basic Computers for Seniors, Beginner ...............................4:30-6:30PM.............8 ..................$68.00 ................ ** ADULT CLASSES ***Monday*** College Financial Planning/Scholarships ............................7:00-:8:30PM ...........3 ..................$15.00 ................ ** Guitar (Grades 9-Adults) .....................................................7:00-8:00PM.............8 ..................$68.00 ................ * Hatha Yoga, Beginner/Interval Weight/Cardio (M/W) .......4:30-6:00PM.............8 ..................$82.00 ................ * Hatha Yoga, Beginner/Interval Weight/Cardio (M) ............4:30-6:00PM.............8 ..................$48.00 ................ * Hatha Yoga, Intermediate/Interval Weight/Cardio(M/W) ..5:45-7:15PM.............8 ..................$82.00 ................ * Hatha Yoga, Intermediate/Interval Weight/Cardio(M) .......5:45-7:15PM.............8 ..................$48.00 ................ * Men’s Basketball (M/W) (Ages 25 & Up) Loggers Run.......7:15-9:15PM.............9 ..................$50.00 ................ * (Begins March 26) Piano, Beginner I .................................................................7:00-8:00PM.............8 ..................$48.00 ................ * Piano, Beginner II, Intermediate & Advanced ...................8:00-9:00PM.............8 ..................$48.00 ................ ** Spanish, Beginner................................................................6:00-7:00PM.............8 ..................$48.00 ................ ** Spanish, Intermediate .........................................................7:15-8:15PM.............8 ..................$48.00 ................ ** Table Tennis, Advanced Players (M/W) (OHCHS) .............7:30- 9:45PM............9 ..................$90.00 ................ * (Begins March 26) All Levels of Table Tennis with Coaching ............................6:00-7:30PM.............9 ..................$90.00 ................ * (Begins March 26) Hints (M/W) (OHCHS) Zumba With Ada (M/W) (Call 561-289-8694) .................7:00-8:00PM ............8 ..................$75.00 ................ ** Zumba With Ada (M) ..........................................................7:00-8:00PM.............8 ..................$45.00 ................ ** ***Tuesday*** Basics of Tae Kwon Do, Beg (T/TH) (Ages 11 to Adults) .....5:00-6:30PM.............8 ..................$109.00 .............. ** Financial Planning & Investments.......................................6:30-8:00PM.............5 ..................$30.00 ................ ** How to Lose Weight With Hypnosis ( April 17 ) ..................6:30-8:15PM.............1 ..................$20.00 ................ ** Pilates (T/TH).......................................................................5:45-6:45PM.............8 ..................$72.00 ................ ** Stop Smoking Through Hypnosis (April 24) .......................6:30-8:15PM.............1 ..................$20.00 ................ ** Zumba With Valerie (Call 561-289-8692)..........................7:00-8:00PM.............8 ..................$45.00 ................ ** Zumba With Valerie (T/TH) .................................................7:00-8:00PM ............8 ..................$75.00 ................ ** ***Wednesday*** Hatha Yoga, Beginner/Interval Weight/Cardio ..................4:30-6:00PM.............8 ..................$48.00 ................ * Hatha Yoga, Interrmediate/Interval Weight/Cardio ...........5:45-7:15PM.............8 ..................$48.00 ................ * Mandarin Chinese for Beginners .........................................6:30-8:00PM.............8 ..................$48.00 ................ ** West Boca Toastmasters (Call 561-716-6816 for Info)........7:00-9:00PM Hip Hop Aerobics for Adults (Grades 9-Adult ....................7:00-8:00PM.............8 ..................$48.00 ................ ** Zumba With Ada ..................................................................7:00-8:00PM.............8 ..................$45.00 ................ ** ***Thursday*** Ballroom, Beg/Int (Waltz,Foxtrot, Slow Night ....................7:00-8:00PM.............6 ..................$48.00 ................ ** ClubDancing)(Call 561-883-7725) Latin Dance Beg/Int (Salsa, Tango & Rumba) ....................8:00-9:00PM.............6 ..................$48.00 ................ ** (Call 561-883-7725 for Info) Zumba With Ada (Senior Class) (Call 561-289-8694) .....6:00-6:45PM.............8 ..................$45.00 ................ ** Zumba With Valerie ............................................................. 7:00-8:00PM............8 ..................$45.00 ................ ** ***Friday*** East Coast Swing ..................................................................7:00-8:00PM.............6 ..................$48.00 ................ ** (Call 561-883-7725 for more info) ***Saturday*** Hatha Yoga, All Levels/Interval Weight/Cardio ..................8:45 -10:15AM .........8 ..................$48.00 ................ * Zumba With Ada .................................................................10:30AM-11:30AM ..8 ..................$45.00 ................ *

April 2, 3, 2012 from 5:308:00PM in the front office. Please pay by check , payable to OHCHS. NO CHARGE




Title .....................................................................................Time .........................Weeks ........Tuition............... Mat’ls ***Monday*** Guitar (Grades 2-4) .............................................................5:45-6:45PM.............8 ..................$68.00 ................ * Painting, Beginner (Grades 3-8) .........................................4:30-6:00PM.............8 ..................$55.00 ................ * Drawing, Beginner (Grades 3-8 ).......................................6:15-7:45PM.............8 ..................$55.00 ................ * Table Tennis, Instruction & Play (M/W) (Grades 3-5) .........4:30-5:45PM.............8 ..................$70.00 ................ ** (Mon for Instruction and Wed for Play/Practice) Piano, Beginner I & II (Grades 3-8) ..................................6:00-7:00PM ...........8 ................$48.00 ................ ** ***Tuesday*** Basics of Tae Kwon Do, Beg (T/TH) (Ages 6-10).................5:00-6:30PM.............8 ..................$109.00 .............. ** Zumba for Kids (Ages 5-9) (Call 561-289-8694) ................6:00-6:45PM.............8 ..................$48.00 ................ ** ***Wednesday*** Hip Hop (Grades PreK-2) ....................................................4:30-5:30PM.............8 ..................$48.00 ................ ** Hip Hop (Grades 3-6) ..........................................................5:45-6:45PM.............8 ..................$48.00 ................ ** Table Tennis Instruction & Play (W/M) ................................4:30-5:45PM.............8 ..................$70.00 ................ ** (Wed for Instruction and Mon for Play/Practice)

LIONS TENNIS ACADEMY (CLASSES HELD AT OLYMPIC HEIGHTS TENNIS COURTS) TUES Tennis, Beg , Adults ..............................................................6:45-8:00PM.............8 ..................$80 ..................... * WED Tennis, Inter Adults ..............................................................6:45-8:00PM.............8 ..................$80 ..................... * Tennis, Adv Adults ................................................................8:00-9:00PM.............8 ..................$80 ..................... * THUR Tennis , All Levels, Grades 3-11...........................................6:45-8:00PM.............8 ..................$80 ..................... *

GOLF CLASSES ARE HELD AT OSPREY POINT GOLF COURSE LOCATED IN THE SOUTH COUNTY REGIONAL PARK 12551 GLADES ROAD, BOCA RATON, FL 33434 Registration: OHCHS, Mar 26, 27, 28, 29, Apr 2, 3 from 5:30-8:00PM Classes begin April 9, 2012 Web Learn to Swing, Putt and Drive Choose any One Hour Session

Osprey Point: ......................................................................9:00AM .....................Tue, Wed, Thu, or Sat, Osprey Point: ......................................................................1:00PM......................Wed, Thu 8 Consecutive Weeks for $40.00 * $6 Charge Each Class for use of facility and materials. $48.00 will be collected at the first class. NOTE: GOLF CLASSES ARE STILL CONDUCTED ON HOLIDAYS

Mail in Registration/Must be postmarked by March 23, 2012 Name:_____________________________________________________ Address:___________________________________________________ Home:( )___________Work:( )___________Cell:( )___________ Course Name: Date: Time: Cost: Fee: ____________________ ______ ______ ______ __________ ____________________ ______ ______ ______ __________ Signature_________________________Total Cost:_________________ My signature above indicates that I understand and assume that participating in classes may present certain risks for which I hold P.B. School District, Olympic Heights Community High School and the instructor harmless. Make check or money order payable to Olympic Heights Community High School. Class space may be limited.

Please remit payment to: Olympic Heights Community High School • 20101 Lyons Rd., Boca Raton, FL. 33434 Attn: Community School

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MAJHESS RE-ELECTED Story, photos by Dale M. King BOCA RATON — Three years ago, Anthony Majhess won Seat D on the Boca Raton City Council with an upset victory over Councilman M.J. “Mike” Arts, retired 20-year president of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. He won re-election Tuesday, defeating Frank Chapman, who far outspent Majhess and was endorsed by Mayor Susan Whelchel and the other three members of the council. Majhess took just over 56 percent of the vote while Chapman collected 43.7 percent. Victory was sweet for Majhess, surrounded by hundreds of supporters at the Ellenville Garden Center where he held a post-election party.

As he prepares to go back to the dais, Majhess told the Boca Raton Tribune, “I’ll just do the same things I’ve always done. Our jobs are to represent the city – to read things over and make informed decisions.” Despite his colleagues’ backing of Chapman, Majhess said he will “take things on a case by case basis and I hope they do the same thing. This is a new day.” He said he got a congratulatory text from Councilman Mike Mullaugh, but as of Wednesday, had heard nothing from other council members. Chapman chose to hold his post-election gathering at his home in Royal Palm Yacht and County Club, where a smaller crowd gathered. Among those attending were Mayor Whelchel, Deputy Mayor Su-

Frank Chapman with Mayor Susan Whelchel, one of his supporters, at his home following the election.

Boca Raton Police Officers Honored for Rescuing Boy From Under Car BOCA RATON -- Three Boca Raton Police Services officers who helped free a boy trapped underneath a car were honored recently by the Safety Council of Palm Beach County. Officer Mike Daly, Officer Bruce Sonnenblick and Community Service Officer Ernie Bucinskas received the Council’s Heroism award at a ceremony on March 8th. The three men respond-

ed to the Verde Elementary school last September after receiving information that a boy was trapped under a car in the drop-off area of the school. Six year old Domenic DeRoberts slipped off of the curb and became trapped under a car approaching the drop off area.  The three officers along with others at the scene lifted the car enough so Domenic could be pulled out.

san Haynie and Councilwoman Constance Scott. After the tallies were in, Chapman reflected on the campaign. “I’m really happy I did it. It was the right thing to do.” He said the council will soon have to begin the process of preparing a new budget “and I hope they make good decisions.” “You don’t look back, you look ahead – and I will continue to be involved,” he said. “ He said he felt “the issues” contributed to his loss, and added that the endorsement of the mayor and council did help his effort. Chapman also received the endorsement of BLU-PAC, the political arm of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President and CEO Troy McLellan said the PAC chose Chapman “because he aligned much better with our priorities.” But the Chamber chief said Majhess “has served on the council three years, and we have opened a dialogue with him. We will work with him in the future to let him know where we are coming from.” McLellan said he also texted congratulations to the re-elected councilman. During his campaign, Chapman said he “met 100s of new people that I might never have

met. There are very nice people in Boca Raton. He heard some very personal stories and made very cool friends.” The Seat D race – the sole contest on Tuesday’s Boca Raton election ballot – took some negative turns as the candidates tried to blow each other away with references to past indiscretions. Chapman accused Majhess of allegedly being fired from the Boca Raton Fire Rescue Service for taking drugs – a charge he denied. Majhess’ supporters also went on the offense, creating an anti-Chapman website that accused the candidate a lawyer, of overcharging his clients, among other things. In a Boca Raton Tribune pre-election story, Majhess said

Re-elected Councilman Anthony Majhess, center, with his brother, Joe, left, and Lupo Jimenez with his son, Eric at his victory party.

that “Mr. Chapman has run a campaign of insults, name calling and attacks that disregard the truth, deny the voters the opportunity for a meaningful debate of the issues and contribute to an overall disdain for

Doris Majhess, left, mother of candidate Anthony Majhess, with Karen Posner, center, and Barbara Levine at Ellenville Garden Center, site of the candidate’s victory party.

the political process.” Chapman claimed Majhess “has hidden behind anonymous Tallahassee and West Palm Beach political groups that have relentlessly and unfairly attacked me. He has mischaracterized my record and experience in a way that is negative.” Majhess also noted that the council’s decision to move the date for filing nomination papers for city office a month earlier was a mistake. “Instead of improving campaigning, it ended up giving too much time,” and that, he said, allowed the race to “turn ugly.” “I think I was the guinea pig for that,” he said. For more info on the election go to

Vehicle Crash Closes Southbound Entrance Ramp To I-95 BOCA RATON – A car crash on Interstate 95 about 3:30 p.m. March 8 closed the southbound entrance ramp to the highway, investigators said. Fire Rescue Public Information Office Frank Correggio said 911 operators received a call that a car had overturned on the southbound entrance ramp to I-95 at Yamato Road.  Fire crews arrived within minutes to find a Ford Explorer on its side.  Rescue crews noted there was one person, unconscious, inside the ve-

hicle.  The ramp was immediately shut down by Boca Raton Police to assure rescue workers safety.   Correggio said special stands were used to stabilize the vehicle while crews worked in the rain to cut and remove the roof.  Rescue workers removed the victim who was transported to Boca Raton Regional Hospital for evaluation and further treatment. The I-95 ramp was closed for about an hour. The cause of the accident

is being investigated by Flori-

da Highway Patrol

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Kretzer Piano’s ‘Music for the Mind” Concerts set Third Tuesday of Each Month WEST PALM BEACH -- The third Tuesday of every month is “Music for the Mind” night in The Harriet Theater, 700 S. Rosemary, just off Okeechobee, at CityPlace.  This month is a special treat as pianist extraordinaire David Crohan will perform a program he calls “CHOPIN AND SHOWTUNES.”  Blind since birth, David began playing the piano at age 3 and holds two Master of Arts degrees and an Artist’s Diploma from the New England Conservatory of Music.

Crohan’s exceptional execution of all styles of music, coupled with a passion that fills the room, captivates every audience. A wizard at the piano, he entertains with vigor, imagination and humor.  Tuesday, March 20 will be one enchanted evening starting at 7 pm.  Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling 866-4492489. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and all receipts will benefit The LIGHTHOUSE’S LITE Club (Learning Independence Through Experience.).   LITE Club offers

year-round activities for children who are blind or visually impaired, from grades K-12. It provides opportunities for socialization, recreation, education, parties and field trips.

Boca Police Nab a Pair of Brassiere Bandits at Victoria’s Secret BOCA RATON - On Friday, January 20, an unknown female distracted a clerk at Victoria’s Secret, 6000 West Glades Road, while her accomplices stole more than $3,000 worth of bras, according to Boca Raton Police. When detectives went to the store to investigate the crime, they were told the merchandise had been returned at another store. Victoria’s Secret Loss Prevention Manager, Osmany Benitez, told detectives that less than two hours before the crime in Boca Raton, two females, alleged to be Tysheka Pink and another female, were in their store in Miami Beach returning stolen items from a prior theft.  Benitez told detectives the two females in Miami were dressed in the same clothing as the suspects who were seen on surveillance video in the Boca store when the

theft occurred.  Benitez told detectives Pink and the other female had returned merchandise to various stores dating from October 2011 to January 2012 valued at over $6,000.  In mid-February, Boca Raton detectives spoke with Boynton Beach detectives who told them they had active warrants for Pink for similar crimes. On Wednesday, February 29, Benitez called Boca Raton detectives and told them he was following Pink and another female, later identified as Katina Summerset, at the Town Center Mall.  Officers located Pink and placed her under arrest for several outstanding warrants. A short time later, officers located and arrested Summerset.  Detectives spoke with Summerset who told them she had been working with Pink for months, stealing clothing from different

stores in Boynton Beach and Boca Raton. Summerset said they either kept the items or returned them for other merchandise or gift cards.  Police said Summerset also admitted to committing the theft from Victoria’s Secret with Pink. Detectives reviewed Victoria’s Secret surveillance video from earlier in the day on February 29, and saw Pink and Summerset enter the store without shopping bags, go to a display table, and leave carrying a white shopping bag.  Benitez told detectives he had found the shopping bag outside the store and it which contained over 90 bras valued at $4,500.  Detectives charged Pink with two counts of grand theft and one count of organized scheme to defraud, Summerset was charged with grand theft.

Distraction Schemes Target Homeowners in Boca Raton BOCA RATON – During a recent weekend, officers with the Boca Raton Police Department investigated three different incidents involving distraction schemes. The first two occurred within a very short time of each other Saturday afternoon. At about 1:30, the victim in the 2600 block of NW 37th Street heard a knock on her front door. She spoke to a short male through a window

next to the door. The male told her he was working on her neighbor’s yard and wanted to show her how it would impact her property. The victim went to put on a coat and when she returned to her front door the male was getting into a maroon station wagon and drove off. About thirty minutes later, a resident in the area of 1100 SW 18th Street answered a knock on his

front door. A heavyset male about 40 to 45 years old was standing there and spoke to him about doing work on his roof. The resident and his wife went outside into the back yard with the suspect who drew their attention away from their house. The suspect had a hand held radio with him and at one point spoke into it saying, “Don’t cut the trees right now, it’s too windy.” About 10 minutes later,

police said, the suspect left and when the resident went back inside his home, he realized it had been burglarized. The victim said the suspect had tattoos on his arms and legs. The third incident occurred at about 2:45 at 555 NW 4th Avenue. The resident answered a knock on his door from a white male in his late 40’s claiming to be there to spray for pest control. The suspect told the residents to wait

on their patio while he sprayed, explaining where he was going to be spraying. The suspect spoke into a cell phone saying, “It looks like it’s going to rain. We better not do the job today.” The resident looked through the sliding door and saw two unknown males leaving the bedroom and condo. The suspect left quickly. Nothing was taken. Police issued the following warning: “Crimes

like these are far too common in South Florida. We encourage people to remain vigilant and not allow strangers in their home. Any legitimate worker(s) will have identification and have it clearly displayed.” If anyone has information about these incidents, they are asked to call Detective James Giumenta at (561) 338-1303 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-8477.

Attempted Purse Snatching Reported at Town Center Mall BOCA RATON – On Wednesday, March 7 at about 8:10 p.m., Boca Raton Police responded to an attempted purse snatching in the parking lot of the Town Center Mall, 6000 West Glades Road. The victim, a 76 year

old female, told officers she had just finished eating at the Grand Lux Café and was walking to her car. The police report said that as she approached her car, she noticed a male who was walking past, staring at her.  The victim was about to

open her car door when she noticed the male was standing behind her. She turned to face the suspect and saw he had put on a ski mask.  Police said the suspect tried to grab her purse, but she held it tightly to her chest, refusing to let it go. 

The suspect told her to get into her car, but she refused and turned away. The victim took her cell phone out of her pocket and pretended to make a phone call, saying, “Call the police, call the police.”  At this point, the suspect walked away

without the purse and got into a dark colored sedan parked several spaces away. The suspect drove away. The victim was not injured. The suspect was said to be between 20 and 30 years old, 5’5” tall, with a medium building, wearing dark

clothing. If anyone has information about this crime, they are asked to call Detective Jeff Clare at (561) 3381246 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.

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BOCA LIFE & ARTS The Boca Raton Tribune

March 16, 2012 through March 22, 2012 • Year II • Number 091

Florida Grand Opera, Beatlemaniacs Bringing Diverse Music Styles to Lynn Florida Grand Opera, Beatlemaniacs at Lynn; You’ll love them, yeah, yeah, yeah. BOCA RATON -Lynn University and Jan McArt, director of theatre arts program development, are promoting several musical performances this month, both of them diverse shows and both presented as part of the Libby Dodson’s LIVE AT LYNN Theatre Series. On March 17 at 7:30 p.m. and March 18 at 4

p.m., the Florida Grand Opera Young Artists will perform with the Lynn University Philharmonia Orchestra. Seven Florida Grand Opera Young Artists are joined by the Lynn University Philharmonia Orchestra performing high-

lights from some of the most popular and famous operas, including La Boheme, Romeo and Juliette, Rigoletto and La Rondine. On March 31 at 7:30 p.m. and April 1 at 4 p.m., the Liverpool sounds of the Beatlemaniacs will fill the Wold Performing Arts Center on the Lynn campus. Imagine what it would be like if The Beatles were performing today. The Beatlemaniacs brings the sounds of the “Fab Four” to life with spectacular

visual lighting effects, video/multi-media presentations and costume changes. In full regalia, The Beatlemaniacs span the musical library and history of the Beatles. Tickets are $45/mezzanine, $50/orchestra, and $65/box. They are


available for purchase at the Lynn University Box Office, located in the Wold Performing Arts Center at 3601 N. Military Trail. Tickets also may be purchased online at http:// by phone at  561.237.9000. Both shows will be held in the 750-seat Wold Performing Arts Center. It features superb acoustics, a modern lighting system, a large, light-filled

“Billy Elliot” Celebrates the Joy of Dance at Broward Center See page 19

lobby and flexible space well-suited for dramatic

productions, concerts and other cultural events. With an elegant salon, outdoor sunset terrace and intimate black-box studio, this new center is home to numerous concerts and events, including live theatrical performances by the Lynn’s theatre arts program and professional Live at Lynn Theatre and Jazz Series, as well as Conservatory of Music concerts.

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Monaco at Mercedes Casino Game Night Raises Over $30,000 to Benefit Habitat For Humanity of South Palm Beach Delray Beach, FL – March 9, 2012 – It was a fun night of exciting gaming of Blackjack, Texas Hold’em Poker, Roulette, Craps, Baccarat, silent auction and raffle prizes all supporting a worthy cause. The 1st Monaco at Mercedes Casino Game Night benefiting Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County was held on Tuesday, February 21st at Mercedes-Benz of Delray Beach and presented by Doctor’s Choice Pharmacy and raised over $30,000 for the local nonprofit organization. The event was hosted by local Habitat business supporters committed to raising funds to help solve the affordable home crisis, make homeownership a reality and giving

hope and opportunity to those that might otherwise have none. Host committee members included Leo Coto, Dennis Crowley, Nicole Flier, Ron Gilinsky, Ioana Grigore, Diana Hileman, and our event host Ralph Mesa. Our High-Roller sponsor was Solstice Point Partners, All-In sponsor was Northern Trust Bank and Lucky 7 sponsors were Fox Rothschild, Great Estates International Realty, Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo. Raffle prizes were donated by: Broken Sound Club, Butterfly World, Excentricities, Kennedy Space Center, La Cigale, PRP Wine Group, SeaWorld, Skin Embassy and Disney. All proceeds were donated to Habitat for Hu-

manity of South Palm Beach County, a local nonprofit organization that is committed to working in partnership with God and community stakeholders to provide homeownership opportunities, revitalized communities and promote safe neighborhoods for those in need. The nonprofit organization relies on corporate and individual sponsorship to sustain services and cultivate growth. About Habitat: Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County is one of the premier charitable organizations in South Palm Beach County that works in partnership with God and community stakeholders to provide homeownership opportunities, revitalized communities

Front L - R: Linda Gove (Habitat), Ana Vento, Dennis Crowley (Doctor’s Choice Pharmac Presenting Sponsor), Anna Benjamin. Back L- R: Matt Roth (Solstice Point Partners - High Roller Sponsor) and Dr. Douglas Barlow. and promote safe neigh- ty has served more than resent housing for over borhoods for those in need. 95 families since 1991 in 300 adults and children! To learn more, visit With the support and good the communities of Boca will of our neighbors, Raton, Delray Beach, and www.habitatsouthpalmHabitat for Humanity of Boynton Beach, Florida. or call 561-819see pics pg.17 South Palm Beach Coun- Our combined efforts rep- 6070.





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Festival Of The Arts Boca is in Full Swing By Diane Feen One thing we know for sure man (or woman) cannot live by bread alone. We also know that art and culture are to a civilized society what a cash register is to a check-out line. That is why we are very lucky to have Festival of the Arts BOCA in our own backyard at Mizner Park. The festival started last week, but there are still some exciting events to choose from this week. And if you were lucky enough to have attended the “Opera Goes to the Movies” on Saturday night you would know that brilliance is in our midst for

another few days. The Boca Raton Symphonia had one of its most spectacular nights on Saturday with Soprano Angela Meade, Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson and Tenor James Valenti (who is a Palm Beach County resident). The music permeated the air like twinkling stars from another galaxy and came from great classics like Carmen and La boheme. Many of the songs performed have popular culture roots in American films like Pretty Woman, Raging Bull, Moonstruck and The Pink Panther. And recently appointed Musi-

cal Director Constantine Kitsopoulos was charming, chatty and endearing, not to mention talented. He is a real gift to our town and to the festival. Just because you may have missed the movie Casablanca on a huge outdoor screen with live synchronized music by the Boca Symphonia does not mean that all is lost. There is still time to get tickets for upcoming events. On Thursday (March 15) the Festival and Larry Rosen’s Jazz Roots Series presents An Evening of Gershwin featuring Patti Austin and Tony DeSare. On Friday night Poncho

Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band will perform a fiery stew of jazz, soul and heart stomping rhythm and melodies (it’s OK to dance in the aisles). The musical finale will take place on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 with a St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza filled with folk dancers, acclaimed fiddlers and Celtic bands. Come prepared to be delighted and bewitched under a spell of euphoria with food and drink that honors this great Irish tradition. But dance you might – and enthralled you will be. But on the cultural side of things don’t

miss the week’s Artist & Ideas Lectures. Awardwinning author and Wall Street Media star Andrew Ross Sorkin will be at the Mizner Amphitheater discussing “How To Fix The Financial System” on Friday night, and on Sunday at 2, P. Scott Cunningham will do a Reading and Discussion of Poetry’s Place in the Modern World - in the Cultural Arts Center. The final event of the Festival will take place on Sunday March 18th at 4pm and will be the platform for award-winning author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. If you haven’t listened to her riv-

eting tales of history and humanity then you are really missing out on a front row seat of our countries finest hours (and minutes). In order to continue having these world class orchestras, musicians and cultural and literary icons we must all support the Festival of the Arts BOCA. It is with this type of venue that civilized societies continue their march onward toward greatness. Care to join? For information call 561-368-8445 and to purchase tickets visit www. or call 866-571-ARTS. see pics on pg. 20

National Society of Arts and Letters Hosts Afternoon Tea Story, photos by Barbara McCormick BOCA RATON -- National Society of Arts and Letters (NSAL) Boca Raton South Florida Chapter President Judi Asselta recently welcomed benefactors, patrons, members and guests to Afternoon Tea, hosted by Jay & Marilyn Nelson in their Royal Palm Yacht &

Country Club residence. The philanthropic organization’s members are dedicated to identifying, encouraging and assisting young talent by hosting competitions, creating opportunities for them to perform and promoting a greater interest and knowledge of the arts. Matthew Asselta provided background

music with classical guitar selections. Featured speaker Steven Maklanski, director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, gave an overview of the changes and additions being made since he assumed his position as director July 1, 2011. “It is very important to me, that the Boca Raton Museum of Art

is perceived as a magical place… for children of all ages.” Alyce Erickson introduced the NSAL”Adopt an Artist” program which featured McKinley Wallace, III. Some of his art was auctioned and money will be applied for his college tuition. Next on the program was pianist Stephen Seto,

a master’s student majoring in piano performance at Lynn University Conservatory of Music, under the tutelage of Roberta Rusk. Stephen was born in Miami and began playing the piano at age 5. He completed his Bachelor in Music degree at the University of Miami and has won numerous awards in Piano Compe-

titions.      At the conclusion of the performance, host Marilyn Nelson thanked Stephen and commented: “Our Steinway has never been played so beautifully.” For more information about NSAL programs and activities, please visit:   see pics on pg. 28

What’s Coming up at Festival Of The Arts BOCA This Weekend

BOCA RATON – The following programs are scheduled this weekend at the Festival of the Arts BOCA. March 16th Friday – 7:00 PM Authors & Ideas: Andrew Ross Sorkin Title: “How to Fix the Financial System” Venue:  Amphitheater  Andrew Ross Sorkin is The New York Times’s chief mergers and acquisitions reporter, columnist and editor of   http://dealbook.blogs., an online daily financial report he started in 2001.  In addition, Sorkin is an assistant editor of business and finance news, helping

guide and shape the paper’s coverage. His first book,  Too Big to Fail: How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System — and Themselves, became a best-seller and was made into an HBO special feature.  March 16th, Friday – 8:30 PM Concert & Dancing: Poncho Sanchez Venue: Amphitheater  For more than three decades as both a leader and a sideman, conguero Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straight-ahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin Ameri-

can and South American sources. At any given show, on any given record, fragments of Latin jazz, swing, bebop, salsa

Andrew Ross Sorkin. and other infectious grooves collide, with results that are no

less than dazzling March 17th Saturday – 3:00 PM Concert: Saint Patrick’s Day Bash with Drake School Dancers, and Seven Nation Venue: Amphitheater  March 18th Sunday – 2:00 PM Authors & Ideas: P. Scott Cunningham Title: “A Reading and Discussion of Poetry’s Place in the Modern World” Venue: Cultural Arts Center  March 18th Sunday – 4:00 PM Authors & Ideas: Doris Kearns Goodwin Distinguished Writer in Residence

Venue: Cultural Arts Center Returning to the Festival for the 5th year is Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian and the Festival’s Distinguished Writer in Residence.  Goodwin has been writing and speaking around the world about politics and baseball for more than two decades.  Author of several best-selling biographies and a memoir of her childhood love for the Brooklyn Dodgers, she currently serves as an NBC-TV news analyst as well as a consultant and on-air person for PBS documentaries on Lyndon B. Johnson, the Kennedy Family, Franklin Roosevelt, and Ken Burns’ “The

Doris Kearns Goodwin. History of Baseball.” Individual tickets range from $20 to $100 per person. For more information call  561-368-8445 or visit  www.

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Monaco at Mercedes Casino Game Night Raises Over $30,000

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Estia Greek Taverna & Bar I kicked off the month of March with a Culinary Journey around the Globe. First stop on the Culinary Chew Chew was a Taste of Greece at the newly opened Estia Greek Taverna & Bar in Royal Palm Place. I brought a group of 27 there this past Tuesday evening to have an authentic Greek experience. We arranged a sampling of several mezes (appetizers) and a couple main dishes and dessert. We began with their wonderful hummus served with warm pieces of pita bread. Next we had a Greek Salad that was chock-full of perfect-

Greek Meatballs which were small and tasty in a tomato based sauce. Our main dishes were Lamb Shank served with orzo and Moussaka, layers of eggplant, potatoes,

ly ripened tomatoes and nice chunks of feta, red onion and green peppers tossed in a nice dressing. Their homemade fried zucchini chips and dipping sauce came out next and were very addicting. “Opa!” was shouted as the waiters brought out the saganaki and flamed it table side for our entertainment. This was a crowd pleaser for sure. Next we had Bifteki, or

ground beef & bechamel sauce. By this point I was stuffed, but since I was the one who had organized the group, I had already tasted these dishes weeks before and knew they were great. This time, I took them home and enjoyed them the next day for lunch. We finished with some baklava which is a perfect balance in my opinion of sweet and savory.

Ordinarily they do not have live belly dancers on a week night, but they surprised us by bringing one in and handed out several tambourines to our guests to join in on the fun. This really added to our overall enjoyment. I would suggest if you are booking a group that you request this entertainment in advance for your group as well. Otherwise, you will find live music and entertainment there on the weekends. Visit their facebook page and become a fan to receive updates, specials and notific- ations of upcoming events at:

tiaGreekTavernaBoca They are located at 507 SE Mizner Blvd. Phone: (561)-245-8885.

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Addiction is not pretty. Neither was the play “High,” which ran through March 4 at Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale. It was shocking, yes, even quite funny at times, but it was anything but a conventionally pleasurable experience. Playwright Matthew Lombardo is in recovery himself and he obviously knows intimately the horrors of addiction, Addition does not just hurt the addict. It damages everyone and everything in its path. I wanted to see “High” primarily because Kathleen Turner starred as Sister Jamison Connelly, a nun and recovering alcoholic who is pressured into counseling a 19-year-old drug addict named Cody Randall (Evan Jonigkeit). Turner was torrid in her big screen breakthrough,

A Jolting “High” at Parker Playhouse

still an unmistakable allure to her It felt like a magnetic force when I met the actress face-to-face. Turner is the first one onstage in “High” in spotlight silhouette in a monologue that begins, “When I was a girl…” I did not recognize her at first, but there is “that voice;” deeper than ever now, and that pretty face that grows more beautiful when she smiles. Turner is perfect as Sister Jamison, a once-wild woman who still has dark shadows dogging her life. Although she is a nun she curses like a sailor. She has regrets but she does not dwell on them. She has focused her energy on helping others, which keeps her personal demons at bay. Then Cody Randall (Evan Jonigkeit) unwillingly infiltrates Sister Jamison’s fortress of faith. Cody is a homosexual drug

Kathleen Turner and Evan Jonigkeit “Body Heat’ in 1981. I last saw her as Tallulah Bankhead in “Tallulah!” at least 10 years ago at Coconut Grove Playhouse. Though she had thickened and coarsened, there was

addict and prostitute with a horrendous past. It is not by accident that Cody has shown up at the rectory of Father Michael Delpapp (Tim Altmeyer). The Father has a

Evan Jonigkeit special connection to the wayward Cody; a relationship that unfolds in two acts as Sister Jamison gets closer and closer to the truth. Truth is elusive even among the most highly-principled people such as Father Michael. It is almost impossible to face for a hardcore addict like Cody. An addict will lie, cheat, steal, commit unspeakable acts and even murder for that next fix. Evan Jonigkeit makes the horror palpably real in a searing, painfully raw performance. In 12-step programs people are encouraged to confess their sins to a higher power. In a sense “High” is a confessional in the form of a play. It depicts the pain and depravity of the addict and those that enable him or her. It does not moralize, but it does allow that some find redemption through religious faith. Others find it when they find purpose in life. Some never find it. They do not survive. “High” was a hit in New Haven, then it flopped on Broadway. It is simply too tough for the average audience, with all its foul language, sexual explicitness and a notable scene of full male nudity. I think it found its audience in Fort Lauderdale, thought, judging by the mostly-male cheers at the standing ovation.

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Congratulations Councilman Majhess…. 56.30% Now that is a MANDATE! The rhetorical question I must ask today is “When is a local election like an ‘all in’ bet at the Poker table? When the local politicians are foolish enough to stand up for and bet their reputations, their judgments, and their futures on a untested candidate against the instincts, the will and the sensibilities of the people the elected officials are duty bound to represent. People generally get the government they deserve! Boca Raton voters have taken a great step forward with this clear and unambiguous election day outcome. Tuesday’s election result is a rebuke to the Mayor, the three joining council members and the developer community for their unprecedented negative campaign tactics in which they engaged to defeat a sitting elected colleague who’s voice and vote they simply do not like. It is not to be said that

individuals, elected or otherwise, cannot express there support for a candidate, any candidate. But it is to be said that to participate in a coordinated and well funded attack on a candidate’s character with innuendo and misleading propaganda while using the full weight of their elected office is, in this writer’s opinion, immoral and unethical. To have engaged in this effort and to have so distorted the record and misrepresented the facts is unconscionable. Such egregious activity does and will have consequences both now, with the loss of the public‘s confidence, and, in future agenda items and votes yet to be taken on behalf of the people. Elections do have consequences! Consequences that will play themselves out over the next 24 months when these same elected officials will have to face the voting public and answer for their activities in this 2012 election cycle. Three Thousand Eight

Hundred Fifty Seven voters in Boca Raton loudly rejected the efforts to denigrate Councilman Majhess’ public service record. Three Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty Seven voters have now echoed a no confidence message on the judgment and integrity of four members of this city’s sitting elected body. Three Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty Seven voters have sent back the following message: Agree or disagree with Councilman Majhess’ positions on the issues and/ or his technique on the dais but do not engage in another character assault to his person, to his profession and to us the public. That type of negative electioneering has now been soundly rejected by the voting public and all I can say is thank God for the wisdom and insight of the people of this “great” city, Boca Raton. AZ

Commission May Order Signs Reminding Vendors Not to Sell Alcohol to Minors WEST PALM BEACH – The Palm Beach County Commission approved on preliminary reading – and will advertise for a public hearing March 20 an ordinance requiring the posting of signs by vendors advising that the sale and/or serving of alcohol to persons under age 21 is prohibited. The vote came after discussion of claims that underage drinking and service of alcoholic beverages to minors is an increasing problem in Palm Beach County. The ordinance, if approved, will require the posting of signs by vendors and certain other dispensers of alcoholic beverages warning of the prohibition against and the penalties associated with the sale or provision of alcoholic beverages to minors. In other business at its March 6 meeting, commissioners directed staff to negotiate a no-cost, long-term lease agreement with the nonprofit Drop-In Sk8 Park, Inc. (DISP) for 1.75 acres on the east side of Loggers’ Run Park in West Boca Raton where DISP intends to build a skating and BMX facility. The request came from the West Boca Community Council. As a provision for using the land, DISP would have

to invest up to $500,000 in property improvements on the land. Commissioners also to the following action: Homeless shelter – approved the naming of the new central Palm Beach County homeless resource center as the Senator Philip D. Lewis Center. The former state senator was one of the original members of the Palm Beach County Homeless Advisory Board and has been an active participant on several subcommittees. Medical Home Day – received a very positive followup report from local health officials on Medical Home Day. On Feb. 11, pparticipating health clinics throughout the county cleared their schedule of appointments and opened their doors to walk-in patients.  Food initiative – heard a presentation from the Palm Beach County Food Bank on ways to coordinate local food collection and donation efforts for the needy.  Mecca property – selected a lease proposal from Pope Farms, Inc. and directed staff to negotiate a final agreement for a portion of the countyowned Mecca property north of Northlake Boulevard. Pope Farms proposes to lease 750 acres for five years at

$150,000 per year for sugarcane production. Building codes – approved on preliminary reading and to advertise for public hearing on March 20 an ordinance repealing 2007 amendments to the Florida Building Code pertaining to Chapter 1 administration, the basic wind speed map of Palm Beach County, plumbing codes, and building codes for turf and landscape irrigation systems, and replacing them with the 2010 Palm Beach County amendments to the Florida Building Codes.  Annexation – approved an interlocal agreement with the Village of Palm Springs allowing for the annexation of 20 enclaves totaling 14.77 acres. The board also gave tentative consent for the annexation into the Village of Wellington of two countyowned parcels totaling approximately 25 acres on the west side of State Road 7 north of Forest Hill Boulevard.  EG Board – adopted a resolution dissolving the Education and Government Programming Advisory Board (EG Board). A review determined the mission of this panel would be better served through public forums and meetings with media and public relations groups.

Verde Teachers of Tomorrow Promote Opportunities for Disabled BOCA RATON -- The Teachers of Tomorrow at Verde Elementary School in Boca Raton have been working with the Stand among Friends Organization to help promote opportunities for the disabled. Stand among Friends assists people with disabilities to live a life without limits and experience the highest degree of independence and success in their communities.   The organization is located on the campus of Florida Atlantic University, in the disability center.  The sponsor, Candice Brodie, has been actively in-

volved with the Teachers of Tomorrow by making others aware that just because someone looks a certain way or has a disability does not mean that they are different -- just unique. It is spinning off into an Anti-Bullying campaign to “Take a Stand among Friends” and stand up for others and get rid of bullying. Brodie welcomed Shawn Friedkin, the CEO of Stand among Friends, as a guest speaker at one of the Teachers of Tomorrow meetings.  Shawn was in a car accident which left him paralyzed and confined to a wheel chair. 

The students were able to have a question and answer session with Shawn.   This was a wonderful way for the students to get a better understanding about Stand among Friends and how this organization provides opportunities for people with disabilities.  Shawn was also a speaker at one of Verde’s faculty meetings to share his story and raise awareness of about Stand among Friends. Brodie held fundraisers at Verde for Stand among Friends, from Ghost Gram sales to having the entire school contribute with the

monthly Jeanerosity Day. came about as an opportuBrodie created a Team Verde nity for all in the community that was involved in the first to come together to learn annual Emb(race) for Stand about each other and to emamong Friends.  brace our differences as indiLast year Verde partici- viduals.  pated as “Team Verde ElThe day focused on evementary” in the first annual eryone’s abilities and celEmb(race) for Stand among ebrated the uniqueness of us Friends. This race is open all.   Brodie ran the 5K and to any and all Verde families came in in the top 5 in her that want to participate and age group.  The students, show their support.   parents and staff that parBrodie created, once ticipated walked in the 1 mile again, “Team Verde Elemen- Family Walk.  tary” and participated in The total amount of the 2nd annual Emb(race) money raised and donated on Feb. 26, 2012 on FAU’s was more than $1500. campus.  The Emb(race) is a For more information, community wide event that contact Candice Brodie at

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Boca Regional Hospital Designated as Comprehensive Stroke Center

BOCA RATON – Boca Raton Regional Hospital has earned the designation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). Boca Regional is now

one of only 20 AHCA stroke centers in the state and one of only four in Palm Beach County to receive this designation. A stroke, or “brain attack,” affects the arteries leading to and within the

brain, disrupting blood flow. The stroke may be the result of a clot that develops in the brain (ischemic stroke) or a weakened blood vessel that ruptures and bleeds into the brain (hemorrhagic stroke Studies show that hospitals designated as Comprehensive Stroke Centers offer patients the best chance for survival and return to normal life. Research shows that stroke victims receive better treatment and recover with fewer disabilities at such hospitals.

NCCI Employees Take Part in Mount Bethel Walk to Make Positive Community changes BOCA RATON -NCCI Holdings’ team of nearly two dozen employees and their family members participated in Mount Bethel’s 33311 You Are Not Alone Walk. This event is held each year in Broward County to raise awareness of the

need to make positive changes in the communities where unemployment, abuse and crime are high. Mount Bethel Human Services Corporation, Inc. is a 501 c (3) faith-based organization and was established in 1993. Its mission is to help at-risk fami-

lies make better choices by providing them with the necessary tools to live better lives. NCCI, located in Boca Raton, employs 925 professionals dedicated to fostering a healthy workers compensation system. 

For instance, comprehensive stroke center recommendations require round-the-clock neurosurgical staff and the latest technology to swiftly and accurately diagnose and treat acute stroke victims on an emergency basis. They offer access to advanced neuroradiological imaging and therapeutic techniques, which provides the widest range of interventional options to stop and minimize potential damage from a stroke. “When a stroke happens, timing is critical,” said Charles Posternack, MD, chief medical officer at Boca Regional. “Having a Comprehensive Stroke Center close by is extremely beneficial to this community. Our center is staffed with physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who are specially trained to treat stroke patients in the most effective and efficient manner possible.” Boca Regional has

a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency department. This includes having a Stroke Team available around the clock to evaluate patients within 15 minutes of arrival and 24/7 capability to perform and interpret brain imaging scans and written guidelines for emergency treatment including administration of specialized medication therapy and advanced radiology interventions.  Stroke care also includes pre-hospital communications with EMS, coordination with other healthcare providers, ongoing community outreach and education as well as a robust performance improvement program.   The ACHA designation adds to Boca Regional’s burgeoning capabilities in the neurosciences. In January 2012, Boca Raton Regional Hospital received

a $25 million grant from the Marcus Foundation to create the Marcus Neuroscience Institute on the Hospital’s main campus. The facility will serve as a new, state-of-the-art nexus of care for neurologic and neurosurgical patients and transform the landscape of clinical capabilities available in the region. In August 2011, Boca Raton Regional Hospital received the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–StrokeBronze Quality Achievement Award.  “We’re proud to achieve this important clinical designation,” said Jerry Fedele, President and Chief  Executive Officer. “AHCA’s designation is yet another reflection of Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s commitment to providing outstanding care to our patients and our community.”

Brownie’s Marine of Fort Lauderdale Acquires Boca Dive Center BOCA RATON -- Brownie’s Marine Group, Inc., a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of highly specialized dive and safety products, has purchased substantially all of assets, and assumed the lease of the former Boca Dive Center at 176 Glades Road in Boca Raton. The purchase of these assets for a combination of cash and restricted common stock will provide Brownie’s with its first retail location in Palm Beach County. The Company has begun to refurbish the store which is situated between the Town Center Mall and Federal Highway on Glades Road. The new store, which is expected to open for business in April 2012,

and be fully stocked and operational by the end of June 2012, will be operated under a new retail concept, Brownie’s Adventure Center. The new store is expected to include the following products, features and activities: A broad range of unique water sports products, training and services at level not customarily found at “big box” outlets or online. A unique and dynamic display configuration of some of the industry’s finest outdoor products and companies Video action throughout store and interactive web based product information onsite. A 10-foot+ wide video screen playing dive, surf, SUP and nature

film content during store hours and will feature special content on feature presentation nights (customer and pro exhibitions. “We remain focused on leveraging our innovative and industry leading products to deliver shareholder value,” said Robert Carmichael, CEO of Brownie’s Marine Group.” “This transaction provides us with a prominent location to launch our concept store and gives us physical presence in an area with excellent demographics. We are confident the Boca Raton outdoor and recreational community as well as sports enthusiasts in general will embrace our novel new concept.”

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BOCA RATON -- It’s time for another of Boca Raton’s best after-hours networking meetings. The event, sponsored by the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, allows participants to enjoy fresh foods, including gourmet, healthy bites; relieve tense muscles with a massage or bring your sneakers to enjoy a few minutes of working out. The networking session will be held Tuesday, March 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Facility - For Personal Training, 1200 S. Rogers Circle, Suite 3, Boca Raton. To make a reservation, call 561-395-4433

Beth Sar Shalom Camino Real Community Church 1551 West Camino Real Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-499-4893 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 6301 SW 18 Street Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-393-7007 B'Nai Torah Congregation 6261 SW 18 Street Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-392-8566 Grace Community Church 600 W Camino Real Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-395-2811 Boca Glades Baptist Church 10101 Oriole Country Road Boca Raton, FL 33428 561-483-4228 Iglesia Bautista Hispana 2350 NW 51st St Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-998-8360 Boca Raton Bible Chapel 3900 NW 3rd Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-391-9319 Islamic Center of Boca Raton 141 NW 20th St., Ste. #A-7 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-395-7221 Boca Raton Church Of Christ 5099 NW 5th Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-395-0738 Jehovah's Witnesses 19230 State Road 7 Boca Raton, FL 33498 561-479-0956 St. Paul Lutheran Church and School 701 West Palmetto Park Road Boca Raton, FL – 33486 561-395-0433


Journey Church (The) The Kathyrn Lindgren Theater B.R. Community High Schl 1501 NW 15 Court Boca Raton, FL 561-420-0606 Boca Raton Synagogue Hahn Judaic Campus 7900 Montoya Circle Boca Raton, FL 33433 (561) 394-5732 Kabbalah Learning Centre 8411 W Palmetto Park Rd Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-488-8826

WEST PALM BEACH -- On Friday, March 9, at 10 a.m., the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners and the Department of Economic Sustainability hosted a topping out ceremony to celebrate the construction of the Westgate Plaza Apartments, located at 4150 Westgate Avenue in suburban West Palm Beach. DES is partnering with Westgate Plaza Apartments, Ltd (affiliated with Landmark Development Corporation and the Palm Beach County Housing Authority) to build an 80-unit senior/elderly affordable rental apartment complex on 2.67 acres within the boundaries of the Westgate/Belvedere Homes Community Redevelopment Agency and the county’s urban redevelopment area. BOCA RATON – On the heels of winning IBM’s most prestigious Business Partner Award, IBM’s Beacon Award, in the Cloud Computing category, Flagship Solutions Group has received Tivoli’s top honors by being awarded the 2012 Business Partner Innovation Award. Last year, Flagship was the only IBM business partner to be a finalist for both the Beacon Award and the Tivoli Award. This year, Flagship is the only IBM business partner to take top honors in both award competitions. BOCA RATON -- CBRE has announced the addition of Russell Bornstein as senior vice president, to serve retail clients in South Florida. Bornstein will focus on providing landlord and tenant representation services, based in the firm’s Boca Raton office. He joins CBRE with more than 26 years of experience in South Florida commercial real estate. “Russell’s reputation and experience in the South Florida retail industry are invaluable qualities,” said Ken Krasnow, managing director for South Florida.

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A ‘Historic Moment’ in Delray Beach Politics

By CRA News Service DELRAY BEACH – (March 13) Vice Mayor Angeleta Gray strolled to victory Tuesday, winning a second full term by crushing challenger Victor Kirson to retain her seat on the City Commission. Political newcomer Al Jacquet secured his seat on the commission by handily defeating three other candidates. The election of Jacquet, a Haitian American, and Gray a black woman, is a historical moment for the City of Delray Beach. It is the first time in the city’s 100 years that two people of color will serve together on the city commission. “This is a historic moment

for Delray Beach,” Jacquet, 32, told his supporters at Deluxe restaurant after the results were announced. “This is a momentous occasion. Delray Beach has spoken. [The voters are] tired of the old politics, they’re ready for new energetic leadership and they’ve elected me to serve. I am honored, I am humbled and I am ready to work for the community. You may not have voted for me but I will be a commissioner for all. It doesn’t matter, I will treat everyone the same.” Jacquet, an attorney and legislative aide for Rep. Mack Bernard, D-West Palm Beach, earned 48 percent of the votes over former City Commission-

er Pat Archer, who received 1,156 or 29.1 percent; Christina Morrison, a real estate agent and chairwoman of the Financial Review Board who finished with 723 or 18.2 percent; and David Armstrong, a community activist who prior to running for office advocated for a clothing optional beach, who bagged 135 or 3.4 percent. Voters also struck down a ballot question that would have extended term limits from three, 2-year terms to three, 3-year terms. City officials said the move would save the city money by only having an election every three years instead of every two. Gray’s win indicated that

residents did not want to tinker with the commission that many say has work well together for the past year. “If it’s not broken, why mess with it,” resident Ben Hutley said. “So what? She probably could improve in some areas but they [the city commission] worked well and there was none of those fights like you see in some of these other cities around here.” Gray, who garnered 2,261 or 62 percent of the votes, credited her victory on a team of dedicated volunteers and an electorate who believe in her. “We ran a wonderful race,” said Gray who was appointed to the City Commission in 2009 to replace Bernard,

City Commissioner Elect Al Jacquet greets supporters at his victory party. the state representative. She resentative. She was re-elected was re-elected unopposed in unopposed in March 2010. March 2010. Read more about the elecGray was appointed to the tion at www.DelraybeachtriCity Commission in 2009 to replace Bernard, the state rep-

By CRA News Service DELRAY BEACH – As Palm Beach County’s third black lawyer, I.C. Smith won a victory for all children when he almost single-handedly forced the Palm Beach County School District to teach white and black students together. With legal know-how and personal strength, he successfully integrated schools, golf courses, department stores, the airport’s taxi service, and the turnpike’s restaurants and bath-

rooms through lawsuits and negotiations in the mid-1950s. Mr. Smith, who served six years as a Palm Beach County Court judge, died shortly after midnight Tuesday at Pinecrest Rehabilitation Center. He was 89. Mr. Smith had been sick since November last year when he fell and fractured his hip, family members said. He did not recover. “He hadn’t been active since November,” his wife, Henrietta

Mays Smith said on Wednesday. “That was the beginning of the downslide. He never really came back from that.” Along with his wife, other survivors include children, the Rev. Cynthia Smith Jackson and Robin Smith, a retired Delray Beach police officer; a sister, Dorothy Bender; two brothers, David Smith and Leroy Smith and sister-in-law Ruthye Smith. He also leaves behind a generation of Palm Beach County children whose lives he

improved. Born Isiah Courtney Smith in 1922 in a log cabin near Lake Helen, a small town near Sanford, Mr. Smith’s first and middle name was a well-guarded secret to most who knew him. He was known for sharing stories about his childhood, and how he was in the midst of 10 siblings and he was “the last of the second half.” He often talked of how he trekked eight miles to elementary school each day. “The city

had a school bus for the whites, all our friends, and we had to walk,” he once said. That bothered his father, who eventually bought land and moved the family next to the black school. In 1940, he graduated from Euclid High School in Deland and enrolled at then Florida A&M College. But World War II interrupted his education and Mr. Smith volunteered and was sent to the intake facility near Raiford.

It was in college where he met William Holland, Palm Beach County’s first black attorney and its pioneer in all matters of civil rights. The two maintained a steadfast friendship, and in his journal, Mr. Smith penned that they promised to open a law firm together in Florida to serve “the people of our community.” Read more about Judge I. C. Smith at

By CRA News Service DELRAY BEACH - With family members, fellow students, teachers and wellwishers standing by, Devonte Robinson recently became the first Division I athlete from Village Academy to play for West Virginia University after he signed a letter of intent. “This is a big day for Village Academy,” Principal Guarn Sims told Robinson. “One day you’re going to walk

back on this campus, 15 or 20 years from now, and you will begin to see what this day has done for this school. “You have been a role model to so many students and athletes at this school that they now recognize that I can accomplish anything I can, whether as a student or athlete right here at Village Academy,” Sims continued. Village Academy, which has had a varsity football pro-

gram for three years, retired Robinson’s No. 1 jersey Feb. 1 after the speedy wide receiver signed with the Mountaineers. Robinson picked the Mountaineers, of the Big East Conference, over offers from Michigan State, Minnesota, UConn and Wake Forest. Overall Robinson held 16 offers, including instate schools Florida Atlantic and FIU. Robinson said he selected

the Mountaineers after carefully reviewing the program. “First, I got to know the coaches, then the academic part about it came into play, and then the offense and the players that have been producing in that offense [in past years],” said Robinson, who is among the top 25 rising senior prospects in Palm Beach County. Last season, Robinson suffered a broken hand early on

and only played in the final six games, finishing with 28 receptions for 635 yards and nine touchdowns. He also had three rushing TDs. This winter, he was named the wide receivers MVP at the National Underclassmen Combine (NUC) at Chaminade-Madonna in February. Sims, a graduate of West Virginia, said he has no doubt Robinson will be a good ambassador for his state and

school because of his upbringing. “If you continue to take the family values that have been instilled in you, with that work ethic, that mannerism, and definitely with God first in your life, you absolutely will enjoy the next four years of your life,” Sims told Robinson. For more on Robinson, visit www.Delraybeach

Judge I. C. Smith, Civil Rights Champion, Dies at 89

Village Academy’s Devonte Robinson heads to West Va.

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Fay Wants a Home of Her Own – and That’s No Bull

Here’s Fay. She’s a 5 year old, female, bull mastiff mix who’s looking for a home. Sadly, her previous family no longer had the means to care for her properly and now she is in need of a new place to live. Fay is exceptionally sweet, very playful, and housetrained too! She is looking for a loving family, with previous dog handling experience.  Her adoption fee is only $58; please ask for ID#1605218. She is available at Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, 7100 Belvedere Road, West the animal becomes sick Palm Beach. All animals with a shelter related illare adopted out to quali- ness within the first sevfied applicants on a first- en days of the adoption. come-first-served basis. The certificate is restrictAdopted dogs and cats ed and must be used by come with a health care the adopter immediately. certificate, which must be Pet adoptions are not used within seven days. It handled by phone. Interoffers a free exam from ested parties must visit one of the local partici- the shelter to view and pating veterinarians and interact with the adoptincludes health care if able pets before making a

final decision about adoption. For information, call the adoption office at (561) 233-1272 during business hours, M-F 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those living in the Boca/ Delray area may call 2761344 ext. 41272.

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FAITH By Rick Warren

Little Frustrations Can Lead To Big Problems


Hunting for Good Will

Q     I am a single practitioner denMany times I have been For instance, the copy ma- tration by internalizing tist, and have been practicing for several years.  amazed to witness how chine breaks down and you your anger. minor frustrations in the (or someone else) must take - Do not resign to them. I am not of retirement workplace can mount up the time to get it operating Refuse to indulge in self- age, and have no curinto one big, bad attitude by properly. Traffic jams up, pity simply because of an rent intent to sell my the time you leave for home. leaving you sitting still on unexpected obstacle. practice.  My wife of As wise King Solomon of the roadway rather than ar- Reduce them. Treat 20 years and I are diIsrael wrote thousands of riving for appointment on the frustration as signifi- vorcing.  Our only child years ago, “Catch for us the time. Or you cannot find an cant, but put it into proper is in college.  My wife, foxes, the little foxes that important document for a perspective. Regard it simruin the vineyard” (Song presentation. ply as a minor setback, a a C.P.A., works for a of Songs 2:15). IRRITATIONS: These part of living, rather than large accounting firm, but is not a partner.  Each workplace is its typically are delays of vari- as a major calamity. own unique problems, the ous kinds: For instance, unThe Bible teaches that The value of my denissues that can arise to reliable people who fail to one of the byproducts of tal practice is the only ruin even the most pleas- keep commitments; playing wisdom is patience. We disagreement we have ant and peaceful day. But “telephone tag” with some- need to view our circum- left to settle. I have learned the frustra- one you need to talk with, stances from God’s perMy attorney and fotions that we all experience exchanging messages but spective. When I am in tune rensic accountant tell in the business and profes- never succeeding in making with God, I remember He me that there is little sional world typically come direct contact; contracting has everything under con- chance that my practice in three varieties: a minor illness that leaves trol, even though I do not. will be worth more than INTERRUPTIONS: you feeling below par; or As Galatians 5:22 tells us, These come in the form of obnoxious clients that fail “The fruit of the Spirit is a few thousand dollars unexpected visitors – or to appreciate all you are love, joy, peace, patience….” for distribution purphone calls such as the one trying to do for them. © 2010, Purpose Driven poses. They believe the I received while typing this Whether you like it or Life. All rights reserved. correct amount would particular sentence! These not, interruptions, inconve- Adapted from a column by be the “book value”, interruptions have an un- niences and irritations are Dr. Rick Warren, the author the value of my busicanny way of showing up all facts of life. No matter of numerous books, includ- ness’ hard assets and whenever we have a dead- how hard you try, you can- ing the highly acclaimed, receivables over busiline to meet, or some other not eliminate these. I guar- The Purpose-Drive Life, ness debt. I don’t have important matter that re- antee you will encounter all which has been translated much in receivables, quires our time. Even the three types of frustration into many languages and and my equipment is most thorough prepara- this week. However, even sold throughout the world. leased. tions cannot keep our best though you cannot avoid It affirms the importance I know that I can sell plans from being inter- them, you can learn to keep of having a carefully conthe practice for about rupted.          them from causing you un- sidered, clearly expressed  INCONVENIENCES: necessary stress. What is purpose to guide everyday a $1.5 million, but, I Interruptions usually come the secret for managing life. It has been named one would have to sign in the form of people, but frustrations? of the 100 Christian books a long non-compete inconveniences are usually situations involving things – often tools and modern “conveniences” that put us into a tailspin when they fail to function properly.

- Do not resist them. Accept frustrations, but do not overreact or explode in anger. - Do not resent them. Do not intensify the frus-

that changed the 20th Century. He also has written The Purpose-Driven Church and The Purpose of Christmas.

agreement, or at least an agreement not to solicit my existing patients. My wife would like one-half  of the “million-five” distributed to her. What do you think?   A:    Based on a history of  decisions in Florida Appellate Courts over the last 15 years, I would agree with your professionals.  In Florida, personal good will in a business or professional practice is not a marital asset.  Personal goodwill is defined as the amount of money a business is worth over “book value”, as you defined it.  Florida appellate courts have ruled that the value of your practice must be based on a sale which does not require that you stay in your practice, and would not have to sign a non-compete agreement.  Ourappellate courts has been asked if an agreement not to solicit one’s patients,

but not a full agreement not to compete, also disqualified comparable sales from being used in an evaluation. The court said there was no difference, that an agreement binding a seller not to solicit his clients or patients was virtually the same as a non-compete.  The court sent the case back to the trial court to determine the “book value” of the business.  The original case, which led to this conclusion, involved a law practice. Some lawyers and accountants originally thought that the case law did not apply to businesses, other than the professional kind.  However, over the years these rules have been applied to small businesses in addition to professional practices.   Business valuation specialists will, doubtlessly, try to create exceptions to this rule, and may, eventually be successful.

Michael H. Gora has been certified by the Board of Specialization of The Florida Bar as a specialist in family and matrimonial law and is a partner with Shapiro Blasi Wasserman & Gora P.A. in Boca Raton. Mr. Gora may be reached at mailto:mhgora@

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National Society of Arts and Letters Hosts Afternoon Tea

From left, Paul Carman, Judi Asselta, Steven Maklansky.

Shown from left are Avery Summers, Shari Upbin, Scott Woodburn, Dr. Marilyn Johnson.

Jay & Marilyn Nelson, hosts.

Pianist Stephen Seto.

Roswitha Guzinski, seated. Marilyn Nelson, host.

Isabelle Paul and Alyce Erickson.

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FAU Spring Football Practices Set BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Atlantic University football will take the practice field for the first time under the direction of first-year Head Coach Carl Pelini and his staff on Monday, March 19 at the Tom Oxley Practice fields located behind the Tom Oxley Athletic Center. This day also will symbolize the ushering out of the old as the 2011 draft eligible seniors will work out for Pro scouts beginning at 9 a.m. The afternoon will bring in the new as the 2012 team takes the practice field under a new coaching staff and playbook in preparation for the fall campaign. The first two practices, Monday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 21, will be the adjustment period with no

pads. Friday, March 23 will be the first day players will don pads. The Owls will then continue with a Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday schedule with practice on the field beginning at 3:15 p.m. each day. The Saturday practices scheduled for March 24 and March 31 will begin with field work at 9 a.m. The time for the Saturday, April 7 drills has yet

to be determined, while the drills on April 14 will mark the end of “Spring Drills” with the first spring game played in the new on-campus stadium. The 2012 Spring Game is scheduled to kick-off at 6 p.m. and it will hold to the traditional game format, featuring two teams drafted by a divided coaching staff.

Strikers Sign Former Boyd Anderson Midfielder Abel Gebor

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers have announced the signing of midfielder Abel Gebor who graduated from Boyd Anderson high school in 2008. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We’re excited to add Abel to our group,” said Strikers head coach Daryl Shore. “He’s a young holding midfielder with a lot of tenacity, good defensive instincts, and the ability to push guys for playing time at that position.”  Gebor, 22, played at Tyler Junior College and Lon Morris Junior College after high school. Gebor signs with the Strikers after having attended the team’s open tryouts the last three years. Each time improving his performance.

Gebor has previously trained during past seasons with the team. “I never gave up,” said Gebor. “Every day I would train, and my friends would tell me I’m crazy. I’m very happy.”  Gebor is a native of Liberia who left the country in 2003 to come to the United

States. His most recent club was playing for Fort Lauderdale Schulz Academy. “The guys really like him in the locker room and he’s just an all-around good kid who we think has the potential to turn into a very good player.” said Shore.

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FAU Women’s Basketball Postseason Bound, Chosen to Play USF on Thursday in WNIT

Boca Raton, FL - The Florida Atlantic University women’s basketball team has been selected to participate in the postseason Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT). The Owls will play USF on Thursday, March 15, at the USF Recreation Center in Tampa. Game time is still to be determined. FAU had a 17-12 regular season record and advanced to the semifinals of the Sun Belt Conference (SBC) tournament after placing second

in the league’s East Division. The team received the SBC’s automatic bid to the 64-team WNIT field by being the conference’s highest ranked team after the University of Arkansas-Little Rock and Middle Tennessee State University were selected to participate in the NCAA tournament. The Owls will be playing in a postseason national tournament for the sixth time in program history and first since an appearance in the NCAA Division I tour-

nament in 2006. This will be FAU’s first trip to the WNIT. “We are very excited about being selected to compete in the WNIT as the league’s automatic bid,” said Chancellor Dugan, FAU’s head women’s basketball coach. “We are very proud this season’s accomplishments, with our best record and finish since joining the Sun Belt Conference. The players are happy that this special season isn’t over yet.” FAU’s 10-win improve-

ment over the seven wins during the 2010-11 season was the sixth-best victory turnaround among Division I teams. The team’s 11-and5 league record was the most victories in a season since joining the SBC in 2006-07. Sophomore forward Chenise Miller earned secondteam all-league honors after leading the Owls by averaging 10.8 points and 7.3 rebounds a game. She scored a career-high 21 points in the team’s conference tourna-

ment victory over the University of North Texas on March 4. Senior guard Teri Stamps was named the SBC’s Defensive Player of the Year, has recorded 38 steals and is averaging 8.6 points per contest. Senior post player April Goins was an inside presence for FAU, scoring eight points and five rebounds a game, while sophomores Kimberly Smith and Latavia Dempsey have been key contributors in the backcourt. Smith made

a team-high, 36 three-point field goals, while Dempsey was close behind at 34 threepointers. USF went 17-15 and 8-8 in the Big East Conference. The Bulls are one of two teams in the WNIT field that have won a WNIT title, champions in 2009. The team is led by Jasmine Wynne at 15.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Inga Orekhova is averaging 13.5 points per outing.

Strikers Defeat Old Dominion University in Preseason

By Steven Bernasconi The Fort Lauderdale Strikers remain unbeaten in preseason matches, defeating Old Dominion University 2-0 on Wednesday afternoon at Fort Lauderdale Stadium. Head Coach Daryl Shore fielded a strong starting eleven with Matt Glaeser in goal, Toni Ståhl anchoring the defense, and Abe Thompson paired up top with Andy Herron. Recent addition Jack Stewart started at right back, while Lance Laing returned to the opposite flank. Conor Shanosky and Alfonso Motagalvan controlled the midfield, with Polo Mo-

rales deployed ahead of them. Trialists Ernest Mba and Josey Portillo were also given starts. Old Dominion University, from Norfolk, Virginia, weren’t intimidated lining up against professional opposition; on Monday the college side had played Orlando City Soccer Cub of the USL. The Monarchs started the first half against the Strikers with great intent, but were unable to create any clear-cut chances. The college side would soon get punished for some sloppy defending when Conor Shanosky drew a foul outside the box. The

resulting free kick was steered around the wall and beyond the goalkeeper’s reach by Lance Laing, putting the Strikers on the board first. Laing had only just arrived in Fort Lauderdale earlier in the week following training stints with the Columbus Crew and Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer. It was a sensational way to announce his return. The Strikers would continue to create chances, but were unable extend their lead before halftime. Coach Shore made several changes after the interval, bringing Scott Lorenz, Pat Otte, and Abel Gebor into

the mix. Polo Morales was put through with just the goalkeeper to beat, but somehow the keeper managed to deflect the shot wide. Polo would have another chance on the ensuing corner. After a failed clearance landed at his feet, his shot rebounded hard off the post, and was tapped in by Andy Herron. Pat Otte continued to show the potential which made him such a promising prospect before his injury last season. The young winger created several chances from the left, and combined well with Scott Lorenz down the flank.

Shore continued to make changes to the side, replacing many of those already on the roster with those hoping to make the team. Trialists Lionel Brown and David Martin, who will be fighting for a spot as Glae-

ser’s backup, both saw little action during their time in net. Into the final minutes of the match the Strikers slowed the game down and kept possession of the ball to see out the match.

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Knights Bats Pick Panthers Apart By Chad Beattie BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University’s 23rd ranked baseball team recorded the most hits since the first series of the season to knock off Adelphi 9-4 on Monday afternoon.  Mike Diorio was the catalyst for the Fighting Knights offense with a 4-for-5 day at the plate but Cory Elasik provided much of the firepower by going 3-for-5 with a home run and four runs batted in.  Overall, Lynn managed 16 hits with five players recording multi-hit outings. Clutch hitting helped carry LU (13-7) to five two-

out runs in the bottom of the first frame. With Diorio and Smith on base, Elasik made it 2-0 with a single down the right field line.  A stolen base later, Jason Matusik drove in his only run of the contest with a single inside the third base line.  Kyle Radzewski then topped off the inning with a two-run bases loaded single back up the middle to plate Matusik and Eric Herrera. Adelphi (5-2) starter Jimmy Milani was chased in the third after Phil Mannally lassoed a single to center field to give the Blue & White a 6-0 advantage.  His replacement, Jeff Andersen,

would only last 1.2 innings as Lynn added two more to the scoreboard in the fourth. Diorio and Smith once again held down first and second and Elasik brought home one with a base hit through the right side of the infield.  Mannelly then drove in his second RBI with a single to right field. Jason Whelan (2-2) was impressive in his first career start, limiting the Panthers to four hits over five innings.  His only mistake came in the top of the fourth when he surrendered a solo home run to Anthony Zarrella.  Whelan and LU’s four relievers did not issue

a walk, marking the second time this season the Fighting Knights pitching staff did not allow a base on balls. Austin Bailey was also a victim of Zarrella as the lefty first baseman drove

in one with a double and later scored on a single by Richard Mejia in the sixth. Elasik answered back in the bottom half of the inning with his first career home run, a solo shot over the left

field fence. Lynn limited Adelphi to two hits over the last three innings as the Panthers were only able to score on a wild pitch.

FAU Stadium Receives $50,000 Gift From Law Firm Of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith The Florida Atlantic University athletics department recently received a gift of $50,000 for its on-campus stadium from Gary Lesser on behalf of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC. The contribution has been recognized with permanent signage on a stadium concession area. “We are extremely

grateful to Gary Lesser and Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith for this gift,” said Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., vice president of community engagement at FAU. “We truly appreciate their generosity, and we’re pleased to name the Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith concession area in their honor.”

From left, Joseph Landy; Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., vice president of community engagement at FAU; Gary Lesser; and Merryl Haber.

Gary Lesser is managing partner for Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith and serves on the Florida Bar Board of Governors. He also is a member of the FAU Foundation Board, a dedicated group of alumni and friends of the University who volunteer their time and expertise to spearhead fundraising efforts and manage the Foundation’s assets. This year, Lesser and his Firm are celebrating 85 years of serving its clients and supporting the greater community of Palm Beach County. “As committed members of the Boca Raton community, we are proud to support the FAU football program as it continues to shine a bright national spotlight on the University,” said Lesser. “We

look forward to the Owls’ 2012 season and being an active part of the many other exciting events that will be hosted at FAU Stadium.” To date, FAU has secured more than 30

named sponsorships for the stadium. The University is offering naming rights for more than 30 additional venues in and around the stadium to help fund the $70 million project. FAU’s 30,000-seat

open-air stadium features 6,000 premium seats, including 24 suites, 26 loge boxes, 1,000 premier club seats and 4,000 priority club seats, and the latest, state-of-the-art amenities.

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FAU Stadium Receives $50,000 Gift




FAU Women’s Basketball Postseason Bound

Strikers Defeat Old Dominion University in Preseason

Knights Bats Pick Panthers Apart

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