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By Paul Paquet Beethoven wrote nine symphonies. Big whoop. Joseph Haydn wrote more than a hundred symphonies, many of which are known by playful nicknames. The Surprise Symphony, for example, lulls you to sleep before a surprising full-orchestra crash. Symphony No. 100 is the Military Symphony, No. 101 is the Clock Symphony for its ticking rhythm, and No. 103 is called the Drumroll Symphony because it begins with a timpani. Which of these is not called the Four Seasons? A) A brand of Chinese tea B) A Canadian-based hotel chain C) A singing group led by Frankie Valli D) Four violin concertos by Antonio Vivaldi Previous answer: Tweety taw Sylvester. INDEX Briefs

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Q: I have seen some good deals on gift cards offered over the Internet. Is it safe to purchase them? A: Be careful when purchasing gift cards over the Internet. Gift cards purchased through auction sites or classified ads could be fraudulent, causing you to lose your money or purchases. If you are going to purchase gift cards, it is safest to purchase gift cards directly from the merchant or retail store. Crime and safety questions are answered by officers from the Crime Prevention Unit. For more information, visit

Boca Raton Police blotter BURGLARY ON PENINSULA CORPORATE CIRCLE: - On 12/13/2010, at about 1155 hours, in the parking lot of 950 Peninsula Corp Circle, a landscaping company trailer was forcibly entered and landscaping equipment was stolen. The total value of all the equipment is about $11,000. Two male suspects fled in a gray Dodge Intrepid. No further suspect or vehicle information. SHOPLIFTING AT TOWN CENTER MALL On Saturday, 12/11/10 at approximately 1828hrs officers responded to Old Navy Store re: a retail theft investigation. Loss prevention advised two females had been detained. Edtronda Simon (10/18/79) and Dierdre Dixon (07/13/79) were arrested after it was determined they stole $178.50 worth of clothing from Old Navy. Dixon was released from the scene with a notice to appear in court. Simon had an upgraded felony charge after it was determined she had four prior theft convictions on her record. VANDALISM ON NORTH DIXIE HIGHWAY Two men were arrested for vandalism after they were observed in a residential neighborhood acting suspiciously. An investigation revealed both juveniles spray painted the railroad cars on the FEC track at this location. Released to parents.

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FAU receives $5.9 million grant to renew child welfare workforce program BOCA RATON - Florida Atlantic University has just received a five-year grant renewal of $5,975,000 for a Title IV-E Child Welfare Education Program from Florida’s Department of Children and Families. The money funds a program designed to educate and train social work graduates to work as child welfare professionals. FAU is serving as the lead institution of the project. Actually, said school officials, it is a collaborative effort with other state schools that are members of the Florida Association of the Deans and Directors of the Schools of Social Work (FADD): Florida A&M University, Florida International University, Florida State University, the University of Central Florida, the University of South Florida and the University of West Florida. “We are so pleased to have received this renewal grant from Florida’s Department of Children and Families,” said FAU President Dr. Mary Jane Saunders. “This type of program is a winwin situation for students and for local agencies responding to our community needs. This grant will help educate and train social workers who will be able to work with the complex needs of children in foster care and adoption.” Students accepted into the program will obtain specialized professional train-

ing in child welfare, with opportunities for postgraduation employment, which will then enable local agencies to hire qualified child welfare professionals. As part of the collaborative nature of the grant, the deans of social work from the participating universities will work with Florida’s Department of Children and Families to develop budget, policies and curriculum. All the schools will receive money to hire one to two faculty members whose duties include working individually with stipend students and teaching specialized child welfare courses. In addition, the program offers internships in foster care and adoption agencies. After completion of the stipend program, students have a requirement of employment for one year in a child welfare agency. “We are at a time when there are many urgent social problems facing our country and the global world, including poverty, child abuse and neglect, family violence, underfunded schools and social welfare programs, and unemployment, to name a few,” said Michele Hawkins, Ph.D., principal investigator of the Title IV-E Child Welfare Education Program and director and professor of the School of Social Work in

FAU’s College for Design and Social Inquiry. “To address the growing needs of our communities and the challenges they are facing, it is critical that we train professionals in the areas of child welfare and other social services. Graduate-level trained social workers provide more mental health services than psychologists, psychiatrists or any other mental health profession in the U.S.” Hawkins is spearheading the program with Patricia Scott, M.S.W., the statewide program coordinator, and Xiaowen Ma, M.B.A., the statewide budget coordinator at FAU. The Department of Children and Families is one of the state agencies charged with assisting abused and neglected children. According to the department, in Florida each year, between 9,000 and 10,000 children are removed from their homes because they experienced neglect or abuse by a family member. Through programs like the Title IV-E Child Welfare Education Program, today, there are 10,000 fewer children in foster care than three years ago. In November 2009, the number of Florida children in foster care was 19,229 compared to 29,255 in December 2006. To help meet these demands in South Florida and beyond, the School of

Social Work at FAU offers two programs of study, one leading to a Bachelor of Social Work and the other leading to a Master of Social Work. The school is headed by Hawkins whose practice experience includes school social work, legislative policy, couples therapy and work with adults. She previously served on faculty at the National School of Social Service at Catholic University, Washington, DC and the University of Oregon.

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Tax Collector Anne Gannon announces new services for drivers, ID ‘toolkit’ for everyone

Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon

Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon recently announced the addition of road tests and non-citizen services to the western communities and a multicultural “toolkit” for use by all motorists in the county. She said the Belle Glade Service Center is now a one-stop shop for all tax and driver license transactions for residents in the Tri-Cities area. The “License to Drive” county-wide education program is designed to assist residents unders-tand the changes in both state and federal laws that impact driver licen-ses and identification cards. The new multicultural “License to Drive” toolkit includes a document organizer which is multi-functional. The document organizer lists the required documents as well as where to get them if you can’t locate them.

It also doubles as a storage place where you can keep the documents as you gather them, she said. Finally, the new toolkit includes improved checklists in English, Spanish and Creole. All of these documents are also available on Gannon’s website at In 2010, the Florida Legislature transferred the issuance of driver licenses to all constitutional tax collectors. In 2005, the United States Congress passed the Real ID Act in an effort to prevent terrorism. The Real ID Act requires individuals to bring original certified documentation proving birth, Social Security number and residence prior to being issued a driver’s license or identification card. People under the age of 50 have until December 2014 and people over the age of 50 have until December 2017 to become Real ID compliant. Anyone who is not Real ID compliant by these dates will not be permitted to board a commercial flight or enter a federal building. Gannon created the “License to Drive” public education program to help citizens better prepare for what she characterizes as a time-consuming and often complicated process. The toolkit was developed with

input from Palm Beach County community leaders and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. For the official launch of new driver license services in the western communities, Gannon was joined by other elected officials including State Rep. Mack Bernard, County Commission Vicechair Shelley Vana, and Belle Glade Mayor Steve Wilson, Mayor Belle Glade. At the launch, Gannon also announced her agency’s partnership with the Florida Highway Patrol. “We are able to provide approximately 40 needy families with free infant and toddler booster seats today,” she said. “This is made possible by the $2 Difference Child Seat Program.” “Child safety is paramount. We are especially pleased to be able to do this during these tough economic times,” Gannon said. “I want to thank the Highway Patrol for making this possible.” Gannon launched the first Full Service Center in Delray Beach at 501 South Congress on September 13. Target dates to expand driver license services throughout the rest of the county are: Palm Beach Gardens on January 24, 2011; Lantana on February 22, 2011 and Royal Palm Beach on April 4, 2011

Boca state Rep. Hager co-sponsors Florida Health Care Freedom Act BOCA RATON - State Rep. Bill Hager (R- Boca Raton) has signed on as a co-sponsor to the Florida Health Care Freedom Act (HJR 1) sponsored by Representative Scott Plakon (R-Longwood). The Health Care Freedom Act proposes an amendment to the state constitution that prohibits Floridians from incurring fines and penalties if they choose to opt out of the national healthcare plan passed by Congress last year.

“We must work to provide greater access to affordable healthcare for all Floridians.” Hager said. “The answer, however, will not be found by rescinding our personal freedoms and forcing all Floridians into a one-size-fits-all plan chosen by the federal government.” If the Senate and the House pass the Florida Health Care Freedom Act by a two-thirds majority, the proposal will be placed on the ballot in 2012.

Police accuse mother of leaving kids in car while getting her hair done

BOCA RATON - Local police recently arrested a 35-year-old mother for allegedly leaving her three children alone in a car at a busy shopping area while she had her hair done, police said. The call to police came from a security guard at East Coast Jewelry, 4251 North

Federal Highway, said the report. The guard was doing a routine security check in the parking lot when he saw three small children in a white Toyota minivan. Upon arrival, Officer John Cagno noticed the three children in the car. The police report said he asked the oldest girl, age 5, to unlock the door. Once the door was open, Officer Cagno asked the 5-year-old about her mother’s location. The girl said she was inside Luigi’s Hair Salon getting a haircut. The girl identified the other two children as her 3-yearold brother and 10 month old sister. All three children were watching a DVD. The

car was locked and the keys were in the ignition. The sunroof was open about 10 inches, said police. Officer Cagno stayed with the children until the mother, Ana Cecilia Pazmino of 1070 NW 3rd Ave., Boca Raton, returned nearly 20 minutes later. When asked by Officer Cagno why she left the children unattended in the car, police said she had no response. The children’s father, Francisco Moreno, arrived and took custody of the children. Pazmino was charged with three counts of child neglect.

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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus 8 years old. m a I r: o it d E Dear s say there d n e ri f e l t i l y m Some of us. is no Santa Cla e it in THE ou se Papa says, ‘If y tel me the lease SUN it’s so. P Claus? Santa truth; is there a n Virginia O’Hanlo

Confessions for the Holidays By Ben Stein | Dec 15, 2006

*The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary, December 18, 2005. Here at this happy time of year, a few confessions from my beating heart:

Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies, and other editorials, and on posters and stamps.

New York’s Sun September 21, 1897

VIRGINIA,your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except [what] they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge. Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and gene-rosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. Not believe in Santa Claus!You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world. You may tear apart the baby’s rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, VIRGINIA, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. No Santa Claus! Thank God! He lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

I have no freaking clue who Nick and Jessica are. I see them on the cover of People and Us constantly when I’m buying my dog biscuits. I still don’t know. I often ask the checkers at the grocery stores who they are. They don’t know who Nick and Jessica are, either. Who are they? Will it change my life if I know who they are and why they’ve broken up? Why are they so darned important? I don’t know who Lindsay Lohan is either, and I don’t care at all about Tom Cruise’s baby. Am I going to be called before a Senate committee and asked if I’m a subversive? Maybe. But I just have no clue who Nick and Jessica are. Is this what it means to be no longer young? Hm, not so bad. Next confession: I am a Jew and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish, and it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautifully lit-up, bejeweled trees Christmas trees. I don’t feel threatened. I don’t feel discriminated against. That’s what they are - Christmas trees. It doesn’t bother me a bit when people say ‘Merry Christmas’ to me. I don’t think they’re slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we’re all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn’t bother me one bit that there’s a manger scene on display at a key intersection at my beach house in Malibu. If people want a creche, fine. The menorah a few hundred yards away is fine, too. I do not like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don’t think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can’t find it in the Constitution and I don’t like it being shoved down my throat. Or maybe I can put it another way. Where did the idea come from that we should worship Nick and Jessica and aren’t allowed to worship God as we understand him? I guess that’s a sign that I’m getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where Nick and Jessica came from and where the America we used to know went to.

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Cards and carols - they make the holidays bright I have heard Brenda Lee singing “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” about 47 times, and my patience is being tested. I do wonder where the legendary songs of the future will come from. There are already so many carols that define the Christmas season: Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas,” Nat Cole’s “The Christmas Song” and Gene Autry’s “Here Comes Santa Claus.” I must admit, I’m amused by Madonna’s “Santa Baby,” and “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” is just plain silly – something that might have come up on “Hee Haw.” I was surprised to learn the other day that the Number 1 seller of holiday music is Manheim Steamroller. A radio personality said the syntho-pop/rock group led by Chip Davis had even outsold Elvis, the Number 2 holiday sales setter. Through all of this, I still stick to a decision I made more than 30 years ago that the funkiest Christmas song ever made is the Bing Crosby – David Bowie

rendition of “Little Drummer Boy.” Bing is crooning away about the little kid with the drum while Bowie, in his best Ziggy Stardust way, is semi-singing about ending war. Oh, yeah, one last thing. I was recalling the first time I ever heard Bobby Helms’ song, “Jingle Bell Rock.” I was 10 years old and getting a haircut at Rocco’s Barber Shop when it was played on the radio. My wife wonders why I remember these things and forget what I did five minutes ago. The holiday spirit Speaking of the little woman, we took in a couple of shows to get into the spirit. We saw “The Nutcracker” at the Kravis Center. Great


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I love to send Christmas cards. You know, the ones you can hold in your hands, the ones that arrive in the mailbox with holiday stamps and other decorations. I know, in this era, e-cards are all the rage. I’ve received several already, and I must admit, they run the gamut from beautiful to outrageous. My niece, Tracy, in Massachusetts always sends e-cards, for example. Several of our friends here in Florida do the same. One very cute one arrived the other day. It required a level of interactivity - that is, helping little animals build a snowman. Maybe I’m just stuck in the old Currier and Ives period. I feel a little like Charlie Brown going to the mailbox to send his greetings. That brings me to the o-ther topic of this column - Christmas carols. I know that several Florida radio stations play holiday selections throughout the season. It seems they start playing holiday tunes around the Fourth of July, but it couldn’t be that long.



performance by the Miami City Ballet. It has made a ballet fan out of me, though I get pains in my toes just watching them dance en pointe. Also, and this is not necessarily holiday oriented, we took in a performance of “Nabucco,” also at the Kravis. It tells the story of the power-hungry King of Babylon who provokes the wrath of God in a battle for the throne with his daughters. It was Verdi’s first operatic success, the program said. It gave us an opportunity to see several stars of the Metropolitan Opera: Sebastian Catana (Nabucco), Laura Vlasak Nolen (Fenena), Adam Diegel (Ismaele) and Harold Wilson (High Priest of Baal). All great.

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Jesus Christ is the reason for the Christmas season

Christmas is getting closer and closer. Have you noticed the level of preparation? Shoppers are crowding the stores hoping to get one final present for a son, daughter, wife or other relative or friend. At the supermarkets, the shelves are packed with ingredients for fancy meals - boxes of stuffing, cans of pumpkin pie filling, and containers of pre-made mashed potatoes. But are Christians going to church in larger numbers? Are they taking part in church-sponsored carol sings, Christmas plays and tree decorating? More important, are they taking time to meditate and

pray to God as Christians prepare to mark the birth of his Son? How many Christians have visited the house of God lately - to hear the beautiful story of the Virgin Mary, and how she gently and courageously accepted the responsibility of carrying the Son of God in her womb? In the midst of holiday music, one can hear the tender and heartfelt songs about the birth of Christ: “O Holy Night,” “Mary, Did You Know?” and “Away in a Manger.” Christmas is a time for joy. It’s the one day of the year when troubles can be set aside. And it’s the one day that Christians must give their

attention to the Savior. Yes, it’s all right to buy toys and gifts, to enjoy rich foods and candies, to sing secular songs and build snowmen, hang candy canes on trees and watch football. But Christians believe none of this would be possible without the arrival of Christ two millennia ago to show us that death is not the end of our existence - and to declare that we have a place to spend eternity that is wonderful and holy. That’s the message of Christmas. Please don’t forget it. Even if you take a few moments away from your celebration, don’t let the day go by without giving thoughts and thanks to Our Lord.

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POSITIVE LIVING By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr.

Not Everything Can Be Instant! In contemporary society, many people have become accustomed to accomplishing quite a few things instantly. Very often, just pressing a button or clapping one’s hands, will bring the desired result right away. People are offered instant credit, photos are developed instantly, or while one briefly waits, we drink instant coffee, and ingest many instantly-prepared foods and, through a multiplicity of television channels, we can access instant entertainment and news. Information today is literally at one’s fingertips. Examples can easily be multiplied, each illustrating the unlimited possibilities available in our push-button society. Although much of that can be beneficial for us, a prob-

lem it creates is the false expectation that other issues may also be resolved in great speed. Even though rapidity may denote progress in many situations, it would mean total disaster in others. We need to learn the difference, and employ genuine understanding as we confront a diversity of issues and options in life! Many of the things that count most, take time. The birth of a human occurs only after the usual nine months in a mother’s womb; friendships are developed over a lengthy period, as rapport and confidence are built, and as each individual unveils his or her true self to the other. Illnesses, likewise, must follow a certain pattern, in spite of medications used, before full healing becomes a reality; a journey can only

occur within the time-frame necessary for its realization; any problem cannot be instantly swept under a rug, but it requires thoughtful, and often lengthy, concentration and action for its resolution. We all need a lifetime to learn the lessons that each new day would teach us. Everybody must exercise wisdom and patience which every situation requires of us. Even if God keeps you waiting for an answer longer than you may desire, His meaning is to give you not just anything, but the best thing, at the right time! Nevertheless, He never postpones the outpouring of His blessings; they always follow His divine schedule and appointment!

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.

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Philanthropist Jan Moran Boca Raton firefighters help deliver Santa to Fuller Center donates $1 million to BOCA RATON – Local firefighters helped make the holiHoly Cross Hospital days brighter for the children of Florence Fuller Child

FORT LAUDERDALE -Holy Cross Hospital has received a $1 million personal gift from Jan Moran, philanthropist and leading advocate for issues affecting children and families, in support of the new Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center at Holy Cross HealthPlex. The Jan Moran Reception Suite will be named in her honor at the state-of-theart medical facility which opened its first phase in August. “Jan Moran is a visionary who understands the unique challenges women face and she has touched countless lives through her support of medical research

and care, family literacy, childhood education and services combating domestic abuse,” said Dr. Patrick Taylor, president and CEO of Holy Cross. “Her gift is a beautiful act of faithfulness to Holy Cross, the continuing work of the Sisters of Mercy and the women of this community.” Funded entirely through philanthropy, the $15 million, 55,000-square-foot Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center features advanced breast imaging including digital mammography, minimally invasive diagnostic procedures, stereotactic breast biopsy, bone density studies and ultrasonography. Future plans for the center include special programming, a medical spa, meditation chapel, lifestyle center, education center and a café. Jan and her late husband Jim, owner of a vast automobile empire, have a long history of supporting nonprofit organizations that improve the lives of children and families.

Development Center. Due to a mechanical problem with his sleigh, Boca Raton firefighters helped transport Santa to Morgan Stanley / Smith Barney at 1801 N. Military Trail in their fire truck. The children were waiting in front of the building as Santa arrived in the truck, with sirens blaring and lights flashing. The children and Santa went to the offices where the team at Morgan Stanley/Smith Barney had wrapped gifts and Christmas stockings for each child. Morgan Stanley / Smith Barney has been bringing smiles to the children of Florence Fuller for more than 15 years. Credit: Photos by Jay Bell

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PB County Cultural Council ‘grills’ food writers at ‘Culture & Cocktails’ event

BOCA RATON - The popular series “Culture & Cocktails,” hosted by the Palm Beach County Cultural Council, recently attracted more than 60 hungry fans to the Boca Beach Club of the Boca Raton Resort & Club. The tasty topic was: Food Glorious Food. • A delicious conversation was held with restaurant reviewers and food writers: Liz Balmaseda, restaurant reviewer for The Palm Beach Post; Bill Citara, food editor & restaurant reviewer for Boca Raton Magazine and food writer & blogger Jan Norris of JanNorris. com. They were grilled by Andrew Roenbeck, executive chef of the Boca Raton

Resort & Club. • The next Culture & Cocktails event will be held at Cafe Boulud in Palm Beach on Monday, January 10, and the topic will be: Sight and Sound. • All Culture & Cocktails events are free for members of the Cultural Council ($175 level and above). The price for everyone else is $35 per person, with all proceeds going to the nonprofit Palm Beach County Cultural Council. The event will run from 5 to 7 p.m., with registration and cocktails from 5 to 5:45 p.m., and the “Conversation” from 5:45 to 7 p.m., including audience Q&A.

• Cafe Boulud will serve complimentary beverages and an array of specially prepared hors’ d’oeuvres. A cash bar and free valet park-

ing are also available. Interested people can RSVP by calling the Cultural Council at 561.472.3330.

Chef Andrew Roenbeck, Liz Balmaseda, Bill Citara, Rena Blades

Cherie Golden, Susan Diamond

Henry Petraki, Deanna Stepanian, Dr. Harry Horwich

Credit: Photos by Corby Kaye’s Studio Palm Beach

First annual Fedstock Jewish festival brings “love and nachas” to Boca Raton By Sam Tett

The first annual Fedstock festival by the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County was a roaring success last weekend at the Count de Hoernle Amphitheater in Mizner Park. Modeled on the historical Woodstock festival of 1969, these “two days of love and nachas” (translated as “pride”) drew Boca residents in their hundreds to the amphitheater for this weekend-long celebration of the Jewish faith. Hasidic Jewish performer, Matisyahu, headlined the first night of the event, performing his world-famous reggae-inspired rap

and hip-hop music to an ecstatic crowd. He sang with unfailing energy for almost two straight hours to delighted fans. Besides crowd-pleasing favorites, like “One Day” (the official song of this year’s Winter Olympic games in Canada), Matisyahu treated the crowd to several new tracks, like Sunshine, which he deemed particularly appropriate for us Floridians! During the second day of the festival, tents were erected on the grass around the amphitheater for some daytime festivities. Local organizations - from artists and churches, to food vendors and businesses shared information, while

a band jammed on-stage as people wandered in and out. Children’s activities included games and contests, geared towards the event’s themes: love and nachas. To finish Fedstock in style, world-famous singer and Jewish activist, Dudu Fischer, performed to a sold-out amphitheater on Sunday night. Besides his wellloved songs, Dudu entertained the crowd with jokes and anecdotes; “’Come and enjoy the Florida sun,’ said my manager when I agreed to come to Fedstock. Well,” jokes the singer, “where is it?” Throughout this event the Woodstock influence was reflected, not only in the psychadelic tie-dye shirts

which became the signature apparel of the event, but also in the general air of joy and peace that pervaded the amphitheater throughout the weekend. See mor pictures on page 19

Yaacov Heller and Mandy Cohen

Dudu Fischer

A captivated crowd at the Dudu Fischer concert

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Boca Bacchanal sets dates, names chairmen for 2011 event BOCA RATON - Planning for the ninth Annual Boca Bacchanal Winefest & Auction, the Boca Raton Historical Society’s largest and most eagerly anticipated fundraiser, is in full swing. The organizing committee is once again promising an exciting roster of internationally renowned top chefs and vintners, delectable cuisine and scores of fine wines to taste. Boca Bacchanal benefits the Heritage Education and Historic Preservation Programs of the Boca Raton Historical Society. Scheduled for March 18-20, 2011, the weekend will be uncorked with Friday night Vintner Dinners hosted in private residences and featuring the

talents of highly acclaimed chefs and vintners. Then be ready to dine, dance, bid and “Rock your Bacchus!” at Saturday evening’s Bacchanal & Auction. Hosted at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, this year’s edition transports guests into a tropical Floridian wonderland where native flora and fauna will be part of a fantasy backdrop for the chef’s reception and multi-course feast, created with the encore participation of the Vintner Dinner Chefs and Vintners. A live auction, named by the Wine Spectator as one of the top 20 wine auctions in the country, along with a silent auction, is the evening’s centerpiece.

From left are Dick and Barbara Schmidt with Historical Society Executive Director Mary Csar and Bobby Campbell.

The weekend concludes Sunday afternoon outdoors at Miner Park Amphitheatre with the popular Grand Tasting, featuring the specialties of 30 outstanding local chefs and scores of top vintners. Each year more than 1,200 guests sip, savor and stroll their way through this delicious alfresco luncheon on the green. The Boca Bacchanal Committee announced chairpersons who will lead this year’s event. Honorary Chairmen are Betsy Fletcher and Skipp Jackman; General Chairmen, Ted and Kate Toomey; The Bacchanal & Auction Chairmen, Steve and Stephanie Miskew and The Grand Tasting Co-

Chairmen, Mary Glynn and Tommy Cullinan, Elizabeth and Josh Titcomb, Katherine and Craig Regna and Michele and Ted Toomey. Committee members include: Chris Kearney, Roxana Garciga, Lauri Saunders, Julia Johnston, Carla Marsh, Robin Deyo, Debbie Abrams, Duncan and Janie Lott, Jim Ballerano, Sharon and Bill Shubin, Jami Guttenberg, Tashia Rahl, Barbara Levitt and Richard Kuster. For more information or to purchase advance tickets, visit www.bocabacchanal. com or call the Boca Raton Historical Society at 561395-6766 X 101.

Churches plan Christmas Eve candlelight services Several South Florida churches have announced candlelight Christmas Eve services Dec. 24: • First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach, 33 Gleason St., candlelight services at 7 and 9:30 p.m. • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Boca Raton, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd. Candlelight Christmas Eve service at 6:30 p.m., with choirs, pianist, violinist and vocal soloists. • At Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, carols, live music, candlelight service starting 4:30 p.m. by The Journey Church. Admission is free.

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ON THE MONEY By Steve L. Pomeranz

Overcoming a Force of Nature It’s an investment dilemma. In tough markets, investors are sometimes wracked by fear and anxiety raising the question; are either of these emotions helpful? Feeling fear can be a healthy response to real danger for which you can prepare a plan of action. For example, if you meet a bear in the woods, this is a real danger which is accompanied by fear. As the cowboy stranger says in the “The Great Lebowski”, “Sometimes you eat the bear (sic), and sometimes, well, he eats you”. The fear we feel when confronting the bear is real and healthy and should be handled accordingly. You don’t chase or approach a bear at close range. You shout, wave your arms, bang pots and metal objects. You stand your ground hoping the bear will go away sooner or later. Feeling anxiety over the possibility of encountering a bear is another story entirely. It may cause you to exaggerate danger and lead you to make irrational decisions. Perhaps you would avoid going the woods forever. In today’s modern world, the chances of meeting a real bear are unlikely, but a type of bear that investors will always encounter is the bear market. Which emotion does a bear market instill in you? Fear (healthy) or anxiety (unhealthy)? If you are feeling fearful, you can take appropriate action. Identify the fear. If you fear

losing your money permanently, assess whether the failure of any one investment would irreparably harm your overall wealth. Too much in one stock? Sell some and redistribute among others. Mutual funds or index funds are a good way to diversify. Healthy fear. Healthy reaction. If you are feeling anxious, consider the following: Your investments are already diversified and any single company’s disaster will not hurt you too much - but you’re anxious and tempted to sell everything when the market declines. Selling when the market is low may cause permanent portfolio damage so recognize this as anxiety and keep the big picture in mind. Remember markets and economies are always cyclical. Stay put until things recover. Another Mental Trap: Extrapolation: Extrapolation is the taking of recent current events and projecting them into the future. In the 19th century a London magistrate complained that the filth from the growing number of horses crowding the streets would create unbearable health problems and disease. This person was extrapolating the current horse population straight out into the modern era, unaware of the changes in transportation which would take place a few decades later. In 1999, stock prices had been going up double digits for 4 consecutive years. Investing seemed easy and the media

paraded a number of gurus who declared the “death of the business cycle” due to the invention of the internet. Two unprofitable internet companies, CMGI and Internet Capital Group were worth more than the combined value of International Paper, Alcoa, GM, Honeywell, AT&T and Eastman Kodak because investors were extrapolating a continued advance in stock prices. Unfortunately, they were doing this right at the time stock markets were beginning to collapse. Three years later when the Dow fell to 7,286 many were extrapolating a further vicious decline. One year later the Dow had increased by 32%. How to Stop Extrapolating Reorient your thinking by contemplating an idea called “reversion to the mean”. “Reversion to the mean” suggests that after an extreme move, prices will bounce back. This idea can give you the courage to enter a bear market when you least want to and exit a bull market as well. When Warren Buffett says: “Be greedy when others are fearful and fearful when others are greedy”, he’s counting on the reversion to the mean. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? All you have to do is avoid these two mental traps and you could make a load of dough. Be warned, the mental traps of anxiety and extrapolation are a force of nature. If you are one of the few who can conquer them you may become the next Warren Buffett. Good luck!

Steven L. Pomeranz, Certified Financial Planner, is President of Steven L. Pomeranz Finanacial Management, the host of NPR Radio’s “On The Money!” on WXEL 90.7 FM and a frequent expert guest on CNBC.

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The Rotary Club of Boca Raton Receives Donation of $25,000 from The Ziegfield Girl’s of Florida, Inc. for The Club’s Future Stars Performing Arts Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Ziegfield girls that attended were Audrey Mize, Janis Wilson, Gloria Meeker and Flossy Keesely. BOCA RATON - The Ziegfield Girls of Florida, Inc. presented a $25,000 donation check to the Rotary Club of Boca Raton for the Club’s Future Stars Performing Arts Scholarship Endowment Fund at the Club’s weekly luncheon meeting. Representing the Ziegfield Girls of Florida organization in the presentation were Audrey Mize, Janis Wilson, Gloria Meeker and Rotarian Flossy

Keesely. “After witnessing first-hand the commitment and efforts that the Rotary Club of Boca Raton makes to support young talented performers at the Pathway to the Stars Musical Showcase and Future Stars Competition at the Mizner Park Amphitheater, our board felt that it was a natural fit with our mission to donate funds to support the Future Stars Scholarship

Endowment Fund so that these talented young people can pursue their dreams,” said Ziegfield Girls of Florida, Inc. President Audrey Mize. Established in 1980, the Ziegfeld Girls of Florida is a not-for-profit, philanthropic organization comprised of women ages 50 and up paying homage to long-admired Ziegfeld showgirls of the past. With a membership

comprised of former professional dancers, singers, comediennes and beauty pageant contestants, the club has performed their special “vaudeville show with glamour” at venues around the area including Flossy Keesely ‘s “Pathway To The Stars” Musical Showcase at the Mizner Park Amphitheater in April. “Through our Club’s scholarship program, developed

for changing lives and building futures, we are underwriting expenses for local high school students who pursuing a college education,” said Rotary Club Future Stars Co-Chairman Douglas Mummaw. “A recent example is the Shiann Romero Memorial Performing Arts Scholarship that was awarded to Alex Anderson, a 2010 Future Stars winner in the dance group category who is now attending The Julliard School in Manhattan, one of the world’s most prestigious performing arts conservatories. Our Club finds it remarkable that the past generation of dancers of Ziegfield Girls of Florida, Inc. will now enable the next generation of dancers to attend college and pursue their art.” The 8th Annual Rotary of Boca Raton Future Stars Performing Arts Competition is in its third year as the opening night performance event of the Festival of the Arts BOCA. Attracting an audience of more than 1,300 fans last year, more than 2,000 expected at the 2011 festival event on Friday, March 4, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Mizner Park Amphitheater. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit: www.rotaryclubbocaraton. com.

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Brandeis National Committee raises $40,000 at ‘Queen for a Day” event


Wild Olives - Funny Name - Serious Dining Located at 5050 Town Center Circle in the rear of the Center’s walkway, this year old club-like restaurant features cuisine by celebrity Chef Todd English as interpreted by Boca Chef Jamie Pruitt. We reviewed six out of the nine appetizers offered including a Boston Bibb salad with shaved red onion, mache toasted walnut dressing and maytag bleu cheese- it’s sweet and flavorful, a very nice taste and texture. Olives’ Caesar salad with eggless dressing we found to be too light for true Caesar taste to come through. Yellowfin tartare with cucumber salad and some crispy shrimp was smooth and tasty with sesame dressing. Wild Olives’ Carpet Bagger oysters with beef carpaccio, whipped truffle potatoes and scallions was a fantastic treat not be missed. Crispy calamari was not too spicy with its chipotle aioli and tomato picante but had a tangy flavor. In contrast, the Braised Mussels - small Prince Edward bivalves featured calebrese peppers and spicy roasted tomato broth - put over garlic bruschetta, it was an open-faced

sandwich, spicy and with a lovely after bite- wow! The menu lists fifteen items as antipasto ingredients the Chef’s antipasto choice serves 2 to 4, the family style antipasto serves 6 to 8, mix and match. Pasta, pasta, pasta - as entrees, three variations are presented - we chose the Old School Bolognese - a great tasting, hugh dish of tagliatelle with pork, beef and veal bolo and fontina crèma that would make an Italian Grandma smile exceptional! Likewise, the lobster ravioli - large pasta pillows filled with sweet meat, featuring peas, grape tomatoes and a great, rich lobster crème - wonderful. We tried potato gnocchi with spicy shrimp, lump crabmeat and arugula, tomato and a fine aglio e olio, lovely. We could not taste the Spaghetti Polpetinni “Brooklyn Style” but will be sure to do so at a later date. Four fish listings include sweet pan-seared Diver scallops served with parsnip puree, frisee and orange salad, shaved fennel, crispy pancetta and toasted pistachios - a perfect marriage of flavors to savor. You must try the crispy hog snapper

with saffron rice, mussels, shrimp, chorizo and green peas- it’s most tender and tasty, a real winner. We must return to try their salmon with its horseradish potato puree, prosciutto lardons and escarole in roasted tomato burro fusso and the wasabi crusted tuna with shrimp fried rice, nori confetti, ginger carrot puree in a sweet soy reduction. These dishes hold great promise. We were told that the slow braised short ribs was comfort food personified - true - especially with the sweet pea risotto, pearl onions and cranberry gremoulata - a must try! The king of steaks is the rib-eye and we had these brown sugar cured slices both medium rare and medium - each done as requested, each tender and surrounded with silky parmesan whipped potatoes, bacon braised brussels sprouts in a veal jus. There is none better. We were not able to try the filet mignon or the bone-in chicken cacciatore or the boneless pork loin as listed. By the way, Wild Olives has a roster of six starters listed as “signature flatbreads” We were temped to try a crispy rosemary

crust with fig and balsamic jam, gorgonzola and fontina cheese and also try the “Boca Bomber”, smoked salmon, cream cheese crema, capers and garlic olive oil - both a delight. Wild Olives menus change quarterly and there are specials offered at the Chef’s option. There is also a childrens menu - free dining for up to 4 with 2 full dinners purchased by adults. To accompany their fine food, Wild Olives has an extensive selection of winesby-the glass and currently over 100 choices of bottled wines.. The desserts offered include Todd’s ricotta cheesecake, an apple cobbler, a white chocolate bread pudding, crème brulee and a chocolate trifle. Wild Olives seats 110 inside dining and another 50 on patio, serving lunch Mondays to Fridays from 11:30AM to 3PM, dinner 5:30PM to 10PM. Dinner is also served from 5:30PM to 10PM on Saturdays, Sundays from 6:30PM to 10PM. This club-like atmosphere, fine food and drink combined with flawless service makes a wonderful dining experience – Go and Enjoy!

BOCA RATON - Boca Raton Chapter of Brandeis National Committee held a “Queen for a Day” fundraiser at the Wyndham Garden Hotel Nov. 17 that raised more than $40,000 to support the Carl J. Shapiro Science Center at Brandeis University. More than 200 guests attended the event that raised money for support of continued research into causes and cures for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and ALS.

The event also honored the Robbins family for its continued support of the neurodegenerative disease research laboratory at Brandeis University. The “Queen for a Day” concept was created by event committee chair Fran Ritter. Co-chairs were Arleen Roberts, Carol Benjamin, Betty Aroesty and Fran Berger. Credit: Photo by Janis Bucher

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Boca Chamber celebrates season with festive holiday breakfast BOCA RATON - The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday Breakfast Dec. 9 was a festive way to celebrate the holiday season. “This breakfast is always a wonderful opportunity to network and get into the spirit of the holiday season,” said Troy M. McLellan, CCE, president and CEO of the GBRCC. “We are very thankful for the continued sponsorship of this beautiful breakfast by our member, Ellis, Ged & Bodden P.A.” More than 300 people were in attendance at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, as the West Boca Raton Community High School Encore Ensemble, made up of students in Grades 9-12, expertly sang a variety of holiday songs. The next membership breakfast will be held Thursday, January 13, 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., at the Country Club at Boca Raton, 6200 Boca Del Mar Drive, Boca Raton. It will be sponsored by Caron Renaissance. Visit to register.

From left, Tracie Swanson, Joanne Iannazzone, Matt Swanson and Ed Gagliardi

Steven Pollack and Brian Cooil

Marsha Rimokh and Ro Rabozzi

From left are Marius Ged, Carlos Bodden, C. Glen Ged, Ronda Ellis of Ellis Ged & Bodden, P.A., Troy M. McLellan, CCE, president and CEO of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, John T. Mulhall, of Rutherford Mulhall, P.A. and GBRCC Chairman Ethel Isaacs Williams of FPL, J. Albert Johnson of Ellis Ged & Bodden, P.A.

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Pre-Concert Private Reception Held To Welcome 2010 - 2011 Boca Raton Symphonia Concert Series Principal Conductor Philippe Entremont The evening before the sold-out opening concert in the Boca Raton Symphonia’s 2010-2011 Connoisseur Concert Series, an intimate group of arts supporters gathered to welcome the Orchestra’s new, internationally-renowned Principal Conductor and Piano Soloist Philippe Entremont at a special reception hosted and underwritten by Boca Symphonia Co-President Steve Pomeranz and Bonnie and Jon Kaye at Morton’s Steak House. Joining reception hosts Pomeranz and the Kayes and Entremont were Marta Batmasian; J.L. and Merryl Haber from Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC, the Symphonia’s newest Circle of Excellence Sponsor; Robin Trompeter; Rita Haddow; Paul and Marlene Borman; Ingrid and Fred Fulmer; Joanna Marie; Marleen Forkas, Molly Foreman-Kozel; and Symphonia Music Director Jeff Kaye

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2 Jon Kaye, Phillippe Entremont and Steve Pomeranz

BOCA RATON – Boca Raton Republicans threw a party Dec. 16 to celebrate the holidays and GOP victories during 2010. Among recent victories was the election of Margi Helschein, head of the Boca Raton Republican Club, as vice-chairwoman of the Republican Party of Palm Beach County. Incumbent Chairman Sid Dinerstein won his seat again after fending off a challenge from intraparty rival Ed Lynch. The event was held at the Boca Raton Marriott. Photos:

3 Marleen Forkas, Rita Haddow and Molly Forman Kozel

1 - On the dance floor are Yvonne Boice Zucaro and husband Al Zucaro. 2 – Officers of the Republican Party of Palm Beach County are, from left, Secretary Mike Barnett, Chairman Sid Dinerstein, Vicechairwoman Margi Helschein and Treasurer Ira Sabin. 3 – Among those attending the Boca Raton Republican Club holiday party are, from left, Margi Helschein, Sid Dinerstein, Yvonne Boice Zucaro, Jack Furnari and newly elected State Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff (R-District 25).

Ingrid & Fred Fulmer, Jeff Kaye and Joanna Marie Stack at Mortons reception for Symphonia

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‘The Fighter’ is no ordinary boxing movie Boxing has never appealed to me, so if I like a movie about boxing, it must really be good. Such is the case with “The Fighter,” starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale as pugilist brothers and Melissa Leo as their battleaxe mom. “The Fighter” isn’t so much about boxing as it is about family, the pitfalls of fame, love and loyalty. Directed by David O. Russell (“Three Kings”), “The Fighter” is distinguished by extraordinary performances by Wahlberg, Bale and Leo and the biggest surprise of all, Amy Adams as a toughtalking bad girl with a heart of gold. “The Fighter” is inspired by the real-life story of Lowell, Mass., Welterweight fighter Micky “Irish” Ward, played by Mark Wahlberg. I had never heard of Micky Ward (I’m not a boxing fan, remember?), but evidently he is somewhat of a legend in New England. The story is set in 1993 in the depressed and depressing industrial town of Lowell, Mass. Dicky Ecklund (Bale) is the older half-brother of Micky and a former contender himself. His biggest claim to fame is that he once knocked down Sugar Ray Leonard. Dicky now acts as Micky’s trainer, but reliability is not his strong suit. As he did in “The Machinist,” Bale dropped a lot of weight to

play his twitchy, edgy, attention-deficit character. There is a reason for this we soon learn. Dicky is a crack addict. His domineering mother (Leo in a tough-asnails performance) loves Dicky so much neither she nor her six daughters see the obvious signs. Dicky’s weakness is readily apparent to Charlene (Amy Adams), a foul-mouthed college dropout who now works as a bartender. Charlene immediately takes a shine to hunky Micky, but she is met with instant hostility from the hovering Ward sisters and their tyrannical mom. When Dicky ends up in prison after an idiotic, drug-addled crime caper, Charlene sees her chance to wean Micky away from the poisonous family that is holding him back. Micky begins training with a family friend, Mickey O’Keefe (who portrays himself), an upstanding guy who is also a cop. At first it seems Micky is going nowhere, but then he unexpectedly defeats a stronger, heavier opponent and gets a shot at a title fight in Las Vegas. It is at this point that the movie begins to resemble “Rocky,” but it is a lot deeper than that. Christian Bale will most certainly be nominated for an Academy Award for his tragic-comic loser. I wouldn’t be surprised to see

Amy Adams recognized for her career-changing role. We’ve seen Mark Wahlberg play tough but tenderhearted guys before, but he is darn good as the type, and he obviously put a lot of work into perfecting his boxing moves. This may be the first boxing movie that also works as a date movie, and that is no mean feat. The Black Swan Natalie Portman channels her inner bad girl in “The Black Swan,” a lurid, fascinating melodrama about the world of New York ballet as interpreted by writerdirector Darren Aronofsky. Portman is Nina Sayers, a good girl who has dedicated her life to ballet at the expense of everything else. Nina is thoroughly dominated and intimidated by her mother Erica (Barbara Hershey), herself a failed ballerina. When the skirt-chasing artistic director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassell) decides to cut his prima ballerina Beth (Winona Ryder) from a production of “Swan Lake,” Nina has a chance to step up to the big time. Ah, but the company’s newest member, Lily (Mila Kunis) has her eye on the prize too, and she will do just about anything to get it. The problem, as Thomas Leroy sees it, is that while Nina is perfect for the

virginal, self-sacrificing White Swan, she just does not have the sexuality or experience of the converse side of the character, the Black Swan. Thanks to both Leroy and the scheming Lily, Nina will get in touch with her dark side, with some disastrous side effects Portman’s performance is certainly a bravura, sometimes shocking one. Not only did Portman go through rigorous ballet training, she lost weight to the point of emaciation to achieve the swan-like ideal. Even more startling is the evolution of her torrid relationship with Lily. Like her leading lady, Mila Kunis thoroughly trashes her goody-goody image from “That 1970s Show.” ‘Black Swan” goes overboard with its histrionic, Grand Guignol finale, but it is never dull. For those who think prima ballerinas enjoy a privileged existence, it is an eye-opener. Certainly Ms. Portman will be remembered at Oscar

nomination time. Somewhere “Somewhere” is the latest from writer-director Sofia Coppola, whose fertile imagination gave us “Lost in Translation.” Mark Wahlberg in “The Fighter” Stephen Dorff plays a lost character: play- all the way. boy actor Johnny Marco, Director Coppola has made who doesn’t realize how an astute choice in little lost he is. Elle Fanning, who conveys It will take a surprise visit a maturity far beyond her from his 11-year-old daugh- years. ter Cleo (Elle Fanning) and But “Somewhere” is essena sudden dose of responsi- tially a comedy, and Johnbility before Johnny will ny’s transition is played for realize how irresponsible, laughs, yet with a gentle self-centered and infantile reminder of the more serihe has been. ous issues beneath the light As it says in the Old Testa- comedy. It’s a rather neat ment Book of Isaiah: “And trick from Ms Coppola, a child shall lead us,” and who knows a thing or two so Cleo leads Johnny to about human nature. self-realization, resisting

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New Year’s Eve-ring it in with style

Still not sure what to wear for the big night? Have you been to Apolonia yet? The chic new boutique at Glades Plaza has an eclectic mix of fashion and accessories. Whether you are opting for a more casual night with friends or a super sexy affair, Apolonia has a stunning selection of styles. Find them between Starbuck’s and Peter Coppola. Nina Raynor, in Delray Beach, of course always has the most exquisite collections and their new décor is simply divine! A landmark on East Atlantic Avenue, Nina Raynor has been wowing us with their designer trunk shows for years and their evening wear collection this season is stellar. And another fashion favorite, is Barbara Katz, celebrating 50 years in the business, this iconic store, located in Glades Plaza also carries an array of celebrity inspired gowns that will have everyone turning heads! Need a touch of sentimental sparkle? Consider Chrysalis Bleu’s one-of-a-kind necklaces. These “the divine little treasures” are made from the finest gemstones, pearls and sterling silver. Created by Boca Raton-based artist Jennifer Vasilakos, she believes gemstones have healing powers and speak to the strength and beauty of those who wear them. New for the holiday collection is the Chakra necklace featuring the Seven Chakra Balancing Stones at $168 and the mantra collection featuring inspirational messages, Wish and Spirit on sterling silver pendants with fresh water pearl and gems at $68. View the complete

collection at Flirt Alert: According to celebrity makeup artist Sharon Gault, a “perfect holiday look is complete with full lashes, a gorgeous brow and a bold lip” that sure to WOW party guests. Gault often layers individual clusters over her favorite strip style, Ardell’s Demi Wispies, to give her clients a bright-eyed and dramatic lash. For a beautiful brow, try Ardell’s Brow Defining Powder and top it off with the Brow Sculpting Gel to hold hairs in place. For an extra twinkle, celebrate with Ardell’s Elegant and Wild Lashes: strip lashes adorned with rhinestones and glitter that compliment any festive look. These lashes are a perfect way to ring in the New Year! www. Perhaps you may party too much. If so, be prepared with these great eye-awakening beauty products from Three Custom Color (www. Introducing: Bright Eyed & Bushy Tailed ($37.50) A problem-solving duo featuring a new Eye Brightening Eye Shadow and our Cult-Favorite Light Clarifier Pencil.Eye Brightening Shadow – This peach-toned shadow counteracts blue undertones that can make eyes look tired. The satin finish subtly reflects light for a fresher, livelier look! Light Clarifier Pencil - Apply this nude-toned pencil to the lower inner rim of the eye to make them appear brighter, instantly! This shade compliments all skin tones and is water-resistant to last all day long. I want to wish you all a

very Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year. May you have a safe and fashionably fun time ringing in 2011 and enjoy a blessed year filled with friends and family!

Angels & Pearl Necklace

Matisyahu’s signature moves on stage

Impressionista Chakra Necklace

Silver Flower & Pearl Necklace

Mantra Wish Necklace

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Flossy Keesly and Countess de Hoernle

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Sid’s a Schnauzer who’s looking for a loving home Story, photo by Pam D’Addio BOCA RATON - Sid here. I’m a Schnauzer, a 7-yearold male weighing about 15 pounds. I’m here, but I’m not sure how I landed here. And I’m not real happy to be homeless, but I’m still hopeful to find a loving family. I know there’s someone out there for me. Let me tell you about myself. I’m a cute, nice little dog who’s very shy and intimidated in this bustling shelter. I seem to need a ho-

me with adults only, due to my fears, but I do get along with other nice, small dogs. I’m housebroken. I’ll be a great companion for a retired person who can shower me with attention in a calm and loving home. Got a lap for me? I’m available for adoption at Tri-County Humane Society, a no-kill animal shelter located at 21287 Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton. The shelter is open for adoptions Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adoption fees are $110 and up. Animals are

heartworm-tested and up-to-date on vaccinations. Included in the adoption fee is one year of free office visits to Regency Veterinary Clinic. Please visit us to find a lost pet or to consider adding a shelter dog or cat to your family. We have puppies and kittens, too! Call (561) 482-8110 or view many of our available animals and volunteer opportunities at Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at “TriCounty Humane.’

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By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr.


The Costliest Christmas Gift This year, as it happened in previous Christmas celebrations, anywhere in the world, several people will be extravagant in their giving of presents to family, relatives and even close friends. Some persons will spend a lot in the purchase of the presents they plan to give to special people in their lives. Obviously, there is nothing wrong with lavish giving. There need not to be any limitations in one’s spending if the resources are there, and if the recipient of a gift is truly worthy of the same. And though giving of gifts can and does occur at any season of the year, Christmas is primarily a time when such gift exchanges occur with greater consistency and intensity. It affects all age levels and every strata of society! From a monetary standpoint, very expensive items shall always be given and received. Nevertheless, no human gift will ever supersede the costliest Christmas gift ever provided. No individual, no corporation, no combined team of billionaires could ever afford the gift I’m speaking about.

The costliest Christmas gift ever produced and provided cannot be matched by any other in the entire universe. It’s impossible to be surpassed in significance and in value. In fact, the wealthiest person of any generation will be totally incapable in purchasing it, or duplicating its extravagant cost! Such gift came not just for one person but for many. For ages it had been promised; for centuries also it has been offered, and shall continue to be provided. What is most amazing is that this gift, in spite of its unsurpassable cost, is made available indiscriminately to any person anywhere in the world – rich or poor, young or old, educated or illiterate, powerful or very humble! Obviously, I am referring to a gift which has been rejected by so many, not on account of its high cost, but due to people’s lack of understanding of what it represents and what it can do for them both in this life and in the life to come. Jesus Christ is that gift – God incarnate, God with us, the promised Messiah,

the only and all-sufficient Savior of the human race. That extravagant gift was provided by God the Father on that first Christmas day. His only begotten Son, Jesus, came down to earth, for the sake of the world, with a specific mission which He faithfully fulfilled later on, culminating at Calvary’s cross! While other gifts break or decay, God’s Christmas gift to us lasts forever! As the apostle John indicated, “He came to His own and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His Name!” (John 1:11-12). The gift is still being offered. It’s free though costly; it has no competitors or substitutes. It cannot be bought nor exchanged, but with urgency and gratitude it can be personally appropriated. Its possessors are promised abundant life on earth and life everlasting with God in heaven! Be sure you don’t miss this unspeakable gift now. Some other time may be too late to claim it!

By Barry Epstein

• Word has it that the Mizner Park Theatres will be closing by the second week in January. Frank Theatres, which had taken over the operation from Sunrise Theatres and originally was an AMC theatre, could not come to agreement with the owners of the Park who wanted millions of dollars in upgrades, including new seats, new screens, new projectors, etc. The closing should bode well for the new Living Room Theaters off Glades Road on the campus of FAU, as well as the Cinemark Theatres on Airport Road, both close by to Mizner Park. • State Representative Bill Hager (R- Boca Raton) signed on as a co-sponsor to the Florida Health Care Freedom Act (HJR 1) sponsored by Representative Scott Plakon (R-Longwood). The Health Care Freedom Act proposes an amendment to the state constitution that prohibits Floridians from incurring fines and penalties if they choose to opt out of the national healthcare plan passed by Congress last year. • Tune in tomorrow to barry epstein live at 10 a.m. on Guests include Morrie Zryl discussing the top ten movies of the year and Oscar potentials, Florida Stage’s Michael Gepner, on the current show Molly, Max and Milk; Palm Beach Pops, Executive Director David

Quilleon on the upcoming show, “Streisand Songbook featuring Gloria Loring”, MobileSource’s Ed Kissell, Zavee COO Ron Stack, Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson and Sun-Sentinel columnist Kingley Guy, among others. • Clybourne Park opens the 2011 season at the Caldwell Theatre Jan. 2. Caldwell Theatre Company is the longest running regional theater in South Florida. The 20102011 Mainstage Season celebrates the 36th Season. The theater has 333 seats with no obstructions and no seat is over 60 feet from the stage. You’ll feel as if you’re watching a performance from your living room. All donations are 100% tax deductable. Caldwell Theatre Company is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Call 561.241.7432 for ticket information or visit www. • The Ultimate Jersey Boys tribute concert, Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons will be the Temple Beth Shira fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 8 at 8 p.m. in the Countess de Hoernle Theatre at Spanish River High School. Call 912-1453 for the $35 tickets. • Movies opening this week at other theatres include Little Fockers, True Grit, Gulliver’s Travels, Somewhere, Oy Vey, My Son is Gay, The Illusionist and the Kings Speech.

• As he pushed a cart containing all his belongings, no one could have guessed what was about to take place when they saw a homeless man arrive at the front door of the Animal Care and Control shelter with two dogs in tow. Staff watched as Richard, aka “Florida,” delivered more than 1,000 pounds of dog food. He arrived with his dogs Brutus and Lila, who all walked from 6th Avenue South and Congress Avenue to the shelter located at 7100 Belvedere Road, west of the Florida Turnpike. Richard made the 10mile trek to donate food for the homeless dogs in the shelter. This well-known man, who has no home, was given dog food by generous dog lovers and walked all the way to Animal Care and Control to make a donation for the shelter dogs. He said he welcomed the opportunity to help homeless animals in need. After all, ’tis the season for giving. After making his donation and wishing everyone “happy holidays” with a big smile, Richard began the barefoot journey back to Lake Worth. We can all learn a lesson from this compassionate man, for angels indeed walk among us. We just have to look with kinder eyes to see them. A very Merry Christmas to all who celebrate the holiday with their friends and loved ones.

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Many food, beverage firms are advertising healthier foods for kids By Better Business Bureau A recently released progress report shows that the companies participating in the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CFBAI) continued to demonstrate excellent compliance with their pledges to advertise healthier foods to kids under 12. The CFBAI progress report was issued by the Council of Better Business Bureaus, which is responsible for program administration and oversight of pledge compliance. The report for 2009 shows that through reformulation and innovation, the leading food and beverage manufacturers participating in the CFBAI continue to achieve steady progress in promoting pro-ducts to kids that are better for them. “The Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative was intended to be a dynamic program that would encourage participants to raise the bar when marketing foods to kids,” said Elaine Kolish, vice president of the Council of Better Business Bureaus and Director of the CFBAI. “Our unique self-regulation effort continues to show steady progress with many significant enhancements and tightening of program requirements.” As highlighted in the re-

port, the following has been achieved: Increased Participation. Post Foods joined in 2009 and Sara Lee joined as the 17th participant earlier this year. Excellent Pledge Compliance. Pledge compliance in 2009 was excellent. There were only a handful of instances where non-CFBAI approved products appeared in advertising to children. These minor problems were detected and resolved quickly. Expanded Program Scope. An extensive review that CFBAI conducted in 2009 resulted in several significant program changes. CFBAI now requires that participants devote 100 percent of children’s advertising to “better for you” products, up from the original 50 percent requirement. The participants’ commitments now also cover child-directed ads in new and emerging media, such as child-directed interactive games in all formats, mobile media, DVDs of G-rated movies and DVD content primarily directed to kids and word of mouth advertising. Substantial Harmonization

of Definition of Advertising primarily Directed to Children under 12. As a result of changes earlier this fall, virtually all participants will be using a threshold no higher than 35 percent children 2-11 in the audience to define childdirected advertising. Additionally, the report notes the ongoing improvement in the nutritional profile of foods that CFBAI participants advertise to kids. CFBAI’s review of TV advertising directed to kids on 38 hours of children’s programming in 2010 found: • 75 percent of the ads were for products that provided at least 10 percent of the Daily Value of one nutrient that is a shortfall in kids’ diets or a half-serving of a food group to encourage; • 32% of the ads included at least a half-serving of vegetables or fruit such as apples or applesauce; • 33% included milk or yogurt; and • 27% were for products or meals that provided at least 8 grams of whole grains/50 percent whole grains. The report also notes that 52 percent of the cereals that participants advertise to kids contain no more than 10 grams of sugar. All of these cereals contain less than 130 calories and provide many essential vitamins and minerals; many contain a half-serving of whole grains and are a good source of Vitamin D.

Dr. Virginia Crist How to keep Love alive - at Any Age!

“Sharing a life together is sharing steps in time. The music is different to each of us - but how beautiful the dance.” Flavia. Even couples that lived a lifetime together have troubles. I know, because they come into my office with their broken dreams. In some cases, the difficulties began upon returning home from their honeymoon. And as the bickering and fighting grew, so too did the resentments. This occurs because the communication was lacking. Instead of fixing the issues, the continuous fighting only furthered the already damaged relationship. DON”T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU! “Of those who stay married, 90% report their marriages as Unsatisfactory.”-- Gary Brainerd, PhD., American Bar Assoc. This is both stunning and sad. As a licensed psychothera-

pist, what I do is help people attain healthy love relationships out of the hope that they can lead happy lives. Marriage is the joining of two imperfect individuals. Mature love is your awareness that you are making a commitment to an imperfect person. Love involves caring, intimacy, trust, and commitment. It is important to accept the differences of your partner. Smile often. Start each day with a kiss. Look for positives. You want to know what I hear as one of the greatest maladies among couples? She never listens to me. He doesn’t talk to me. We don’t communicate. And they boil with frustration. One of the chief dysfunctions in failing marriages is of the verbal variety. Satisfying intimacy cannot be achieved without good communication. There is a critical difference be-

tween ineffective and effective communication. We all want, deep within ourselves, to be heard and understood. That is a basic need and desire for partnering. However, it seems that many people, however well intended, are very poor listeners, which leaves many in their lives hurt and frustrated. Love is fun. An unhappy marriage can take away pleasure in so many other aspects of your life. A joyless relationship depletes the energy of an otherwise vibrant individual. As hope is renewed in my counseling sessions, steps can be taken to reinvigorate your life with new energy, more smiles, and that special twinkle in the eyes. How beautiful will your dance be? It’s all up to you. Dr. Virginia Crist (Tel.) 561- 212-6855

Virginia Crist, Ph.D., Individual and Couples Therapist Certified Diplomate, American Psychotherapy Association

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Football’s Henry Earns National Recognition Boca Raton, FL - Cory Henry, a Florida Atlantic University defensive lineman, has been named to Phil Steele’s Magazine’s Postseason All-Freshman Team. Henry played in every game during the 2010 season for the Owls and drew four starts as a true freshman. The Miami Gardens prod-

uct had a team-leading five sacks. His eight tackles for a loss lists in a tie for No. 16 among Sun Belt Conference (SBC) members and he is the only freshman to be listed. He is also tied for eighth in sacks and is the only freshman in the SBC’s top-10 in sacks. Henry, a member of Steele’s

fourth team, is the only SBC defensive player and was one of two on either offense or defense. Henry is projected to help anchor a defensive line in 2011 that will return only two out of nine seniors who consistently rotated during the 2010 season.

Boca Little League homers for Lynn Cancer Institute

Mayor Susan Whelchel, philanthropist Christine E. Lynn and Boca Raton Little League Board of Director member Dan Hodgeman hold a check, surrounded by representatives from the Lynn Cancer Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation, The Learning Experience (underwriters for the Boca Raton Little League), and the Boca Raton Little League, all wearing the wristbands that were sold at their opening games.

BOCA RATON - The Boca Raton Little League recently presented a check in the amount of $1,000 to the Lynn Cancer Institute’s Special Fund for cancer patients at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The Boca Raton Little League sold wristbands to promote Breast Cancer Awareness month during their opening day games on October 16th. The Lynn Cancer Institute fund was established by

the Psychosocial Support Team at the Lynn Cancer Institute and is maintained by donations that allow the social work team to screen and assist patients during the course of their treatment. The fund helps patients with tangible expenses such as transportation, gas, groceries, medication and medical supplies. In attendance were Philanthropist and Boca Raton Regional Hospital Donor, Christine E. Lynn;

Boca Raton Mayor Susan Whelchel: Boca Raton Little League Board of Director, Dan Hodgeman; Lynn Cancer Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital Medical Director, Louise Morrell, MD; Jan Savarick, president of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation and members from the Boca Raton Little League who were donning uniforms and the wristbands.


Magical Trade The Orlando Magic, desperately trying to keep up with the Miami Heat in the southeast division, decided not to stand pat this past Saturday, blowing up a team with championship aspirations that had been in first place in the Southeast Division for most of the first month of the season. On the same day that the team sent Rashard Lewis to Washington for Gilbert Arenas, Orlando agreed to cut ties with forwards Vince Carter and Mickael Pietrus, center Marcin Gortat, a future first-round pick and $3 Million to Phoenix for veteran forward Hedo Turkoglu, guard Jason Richardson and secondyear center Earl Clark. The mega deals completely change the face of the Magic, who are sitting with a 16-10 record this season, and reunites Turkoglu with the team where he played his best basketball. Turkoglu has been a disaster ever since he left Orlando. He signed a big free agent contract in Toronto, lasting just one season with the Raptors before being dealt during the offseason in a trade for guard Leandro Barbosa, and Turkoglu also struggled in Phoenix. The Suns had hoped he could play the hybrid power forward position that they’ve used to great effect

in past seasons with Amar’e Stoudemire and Boris Diaw. But Turkoglu never figured out a way to play with Steve Nash, and his energy was so low, a team source said, that he was beginning to drag down the effectiveness of backup guard Goran Dragic as well. The Suns had to do something, barely on the periphery of the playoff race in the west at 13-13 after making the Western Conference finals last season. Phoenix needs size, and the 6-foot-10 Gortat should be able to step in immediately and help inside. Pietrus had fallen out of favor with Magic coach Stan Van Gundy, but seems tailor made to play the uptempo style Phoenix loves to run with Nash at the controls. The gamble is with the 33-year-old Carter, who has not been the same highflying player he’d been earlier in his career. The hope is that the Suns can get Carter interested “in being a helluva player again,” a source said, but the gamble is minimal because Carter’s $18 million

contract for next season is only guaranteed for $4 million next season. At the same time as the Phoenix trade, the Washington Wizards and Orlando Magic agreed to send guard Gilbert Arenas to Orlando in exchange for forward Rashard Lewis. Arenas returned to the Wizards this season and has played reasonably well, averaging 17.3 points and 5.6 assists for Washington. He would give Orlando someone who can create for himself and others off the dribble, something the Magic have sorely lacked this season as they have struggled at times against the league’s better teams.

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Senior Exercise For Golf Prolongs Golfing Life By: Mike Pederson Senior exercise for golf is becoming evident, but not enough to make a dent in the aging golfers’ approach to golf improvement. So many golfers who reach their 60’s and up are looking for anything that will help them improve and yet the last thing they look at is their body. With age comes a declining level of strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, coordination and more. With that being said, why wouldn’t a senior golfer take care of those issues with a golf training and conditioning program? It is quite obvious the body at that age dictates the outcome. With a slight improvement in both strength and flexibility the senior golfer can see dramatic improvements on the course. The return on investment is well worth it! If you’re a senior golferwanting to enjoy many years of good golf, you need to take a serious look at a senior exercise for golf program. One that suits your needs and current physical fitness level. Once you do…you’ll need to create some consistency to see results. There’s no such thing as a “quick-fix” in regards to health, fitness and even golf. At the same time, it doesn’t need to be a commitment of several hours every day seven days a week. You would be setting yourself up for failure from the ‘get-go’. Being realistic with your

goals and commitment level will give you the best results in the shortest amount of time. The number one cause of failure is adherence. Stick to it long-term and the sky is the limit. A senior exercise for golf program can consist of 4-6 strength exercises, and 3-4 flexibility ones. That’s how simple and easy it can be. If you get the “fitness bug”, you’ll naturally do a little more. But starting off with this type of program format will be doable and enjoyable. As soon as you start seeing results in your driving distance and accuracy, you’ll become a believer in fitness for golf. It really is the missing link to a great game. The main focus of your senior exercise for golf program will be your core

rotational strength and flexibility; along with hamstrings and maybe shoulders. Those are the key areas that will give you a noticeable improvement in power output and consistency of swing. The best part is you can do this type of program right in your own home. I’ve developed all my golf performance programs and websites to utilize minimal (and affordable) equipment in the home or even office. I’ve received over 10,000 emails in the last 6 years, since launching the first online golf performance website…on how great it is to not need a gym membership. So take a look around or do a search for golf fitness or golf training to see what senior exercise for golf program suits you the best.

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Lynn Student-Athlete Kyle Conrad dies Fifth Annual Allianz Championship to tee following tragic accident By Chad Beattie BOCA RATON, Fl - Lynn University, its athletic department and the entire University community are mourning following the loss of student-athlete Kyle Conrad. A senior from Jensen Beach, Fla., Conrad died at 1:40 p.m. Saturday, December 11, following injuries suffered from an accident Friday night/Saturday morning. Scheduled to graduate this May with a degree in Sports & Recreation Management, Conrad was a four-year letter winner with the Fighting Knights men’s soccer team. This past season he led the squad with 11 goals, four assists and 26 points to cap off an incredible playing career. For his efforts in 2010, he was honored as a Daktronics Third Team AllAmerican, First Team AllSouth Region and Second Team All-Sunshine State Conference selection. The midfielder became just the fourth player in the program’s illustrious history to accumulate 100 career points, and first since 1995, while also being the fourth-highest scorer with 39 goals. During his time in Boca, he helped lead the Blue & White to three NCAA Tournament appearances and three Sunshine State Conference titles. Away from the pitch, Kyle was an exceptional student, boasting a 3.79 cumulative grade-point average. He was the first student-athlete in school history, from

any sport, to garner First Team ESPN Academic All-District accolades three times and was twice named an ESPN Academic AllAmerican, including this year. In addition to his school and playing career, Kyle was an important figure around campus. He interned with the Lynn Sports Information and Marketing Departments and was a constant supporter of the entire student-athlete community. Everything he achieved was due to his exceptional work ethic, drive to succeed and heart of a champion. A fantastic person dedicated to his friends and family, studies and the men’s soccer program, Kyle is survived by his parents, Mary Ann and Sherman, and his sisters Kristen and Kayla. Here are some thoughts about Kyle from those who knew him: Lynn University President Kevin M. Ross - “Kyle represented the best of Lynn. He was an excellent student, wonderful teammate and just a great person. I am deeply saddened by the sudden loss of such a promising young man, and my condolences go out to his family.” Director of Athletics Kristen Migliano - “Kyle was a person who lived with exemplary character and resolve. He was a hard worker and leader, not only among the men’s soccer team but all student-athletes. I’ll always remember

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him greeting me with an infectious smile and tremendous warmth.” Head Soccer Coach John Rootes - “We are shocked and saddened by the loss of Kyle Conrad today. Kyle was one of the finest examples of a true scholarathlete as I have had the honor of working with in my 23 years of coaching. He was loved and respected by his teammates. We were blessed to have Kyle in our lives.” Director of Student-Athlete Services Sara Quatrocky “Kyle was a part of my first ever Champs Life Skills class [four years ago] and he shone bright even as a freshman. His personality was a joy to be around and thinking about putting up his final Academic AllAmerica plaque gives me great sorrow.” Director of Compliance, Jeff Schaly - “Kyle was the epitome of a student-athlete. He was one of those rare people that ranked among the best in the country both in the classroom and on the soccer field. Kyle was a truly special

young man.” Sports Information Director Chad Beattie - “Kyle was an outstanding human being who accomplished so much during his time on Earth. He touched the lives of many with his enthusiasm while his commitment to friends and family was unmatched. I am extremely honored to have known him as a player, intern and, more importantly, friend.” Teammate and captain of the men’s soccer team Scott Gordon - “The thing about Kyle is that he had the best spirit of anyone I’ve ever met in my life. He was genuinely a good person and words cannot sum up how I or the team feels about him. Kyle was a player we could always count on to give it his best and a person we always knew would bring the best out of us.” From former teammate and MLS player Jean Alexandre - “Kyle had the heart of a champion. He never stopped running and never quit. That’s the type of person Kyle was, a champion who gave it his all always.”

BOCA RATON - Because of record crowds that turned out last year to watch the legends of golf competing for the $1.7 million tournament purse during the 2010 Allianz Championship, ProLinks Sports management has added new “events within the event” to its upcoming 2011 week-long tournament program planned to broaden and attract an even larger regional audience of avid golfers, tournamentgoers, newcomers to the golf experience and nonprofit supporters. Scheduled for February 7-13, 2011 with the Golf Channel televising live all three rounds from The Old Course at Broken Sound Club, Champions Tour pros such as Bernhard Langer – last year’s winner -- Nick Price, Tom Lehman, Corey Pavin, Fred Couples, Paul Azinger and tour rookies Kenny Perry, Mark Calcavecchia, and Steve Lowery will be vying for a tournament purse of $1.7. Proceeds from the Allianz will again benefit Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Kicking off tournament week will be the first Annual Allianz Championship Women’s Executive ProAm presented by Lilly Pulitzer on Tuesday, February 8th at the Old Course. The first Annual Allianz Championship Fairway 5K/Family Day will hit the green

on Saturday, February 12 at 7:15 a.m. offering runners and walkers a first time ever experience of running on a championship golf course in Florida. In addition, the tournament’s introduction of the Allianz Championship “Birdies Fore Charity” fundraising program offers regional and national nonprofits limitless opportunity to generate much needed funds with 100 percent of dollars raised by participating nonprofits going directly to the nonprofits. The popular Allianz Championship Golf & Wine Experience that was introduced last year will return Friday, February 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Broken Sound Club house. “Due to the high interest and success of our first annual Golf & Wine Experience last year that featured varietals from the private wine collections of PGA’s top pros, we have expanded the golf experience this year with more spectator, Pro Am, social and business networking, and charitable offerings,” said Allianz Championship Tournament Director Ryan Dillon. “Since we saw a soaring increase of families come out last year when we introduced free admission to the tournament and received a number of requests for a women’s golf Continued on page 31

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