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BOCA RATON - A lot of things happened in Boca Raton during 2010. Money was donated for exceptional causes. New pro-jects began. The economy remained sluggish and businesses - city government included - had to shed workers as the unemployment rate in Florida notched in even higher than the national average. As for local news, many people could have remained in the dark were it not for another event that occurred in 2010 - the arrival of The Boca Raton Tribune and its accompanying website. See on page 5

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By Paul Paquet A few days ago, we looked at the bad people at the Supermax. But there are “celebrities” in all sorts of prisons. John Gotti, Leonard Peltier and Pete Rose were all in Marion, built in Ohio to replace Alcatraz. Folsom has housed the Hells Angels’ Sonny Barger, Timothy Leary, Suge Knight and Charles Manson. And Attica has been home to bank robber Willie Sutton, assassin Mark David Chapman, the Son of Sam and Black Panther H. Rap Brown. What prison’s last “inmates” are its ravens, whose wings are clipped to keep them from flying away? A) Alcatraz B) Bastille C) Devil’s Island D) Tower of London Previous answer: The Saints were exiled because of Katrina. INDEX Briefs Page 02 Municipal News

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Q: At what age can I leave my child home alone? A: While Florida statute does not give a specific age, police take several things into consideration when determining whether it is safe for a child to be home alone. The maturity level of the child, duration of time alone, ability to care for him/herself, safety of the home environment, and accessibility to food/water are some of the factors considered. If you feel your child is ready to be left home alone, make sure that he/she understands an emergency plan you have developed, has access to a phone for dialing 911, and notify a friend, neighbor, or relative of the situation. Crime and safety questions are answered by officers from the Crime Prevention Unit. For more information, visit

Boca Raton Police blotter BURGLARY TO BUSINESS 12/21/2010 ON W. YAMATO ROAD Front door to business smashed. Empty cash register taken from front counter. BURGLARY TO RESIDENCE 12/21/2010 11:55 0N NW 4TH AVENUE Woman reported that between the hours of 0930 and 1155 an unknown subject gained entry to her home on NW 4th Avenue via the front door (pry-tool). Miscellaneous jewelry taken (estimated value $2,000). BURGLARY/ THEFT FROM AUTO 12/21/2010 ON TOWN BAY DRIVE Victim stated over the phone that sometime between 2200 hrs 12-20-10 and 0630 hrs 12-21-10, unknown subject(s) pried/jimmied the lock of the driver side door of a white 2001 Ford F350 that was left parked overnight in the south lot of the Vinings community. Nothing taken from the vehicle. The victim returned to the city at 0930 A.M and the damage was verified.

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VANDALISM TO BUSINESS 12/22/2010 ON NE 20TH STREET Two unknown males broke a small glass window to TJ Murphys, 495 NE 20th St. Area checked and police were unable to locate suspects. 2009-2010

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By Dale M. King BOCA RATON - Some people wonder about the popularity of bus travel in Palm Beach County. They only have to look at Palm Tran Route 94 in Boca Raton to see a major success story. The buses on the route that operates between the Boca Raton Tri-Rail Station, Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach State College and Federal Highway carries 1,000 riders a day, said County Commissioner Steven Abrams. He recently announced approval of an agreement between the county and the city of Boca Raton “to continue and enhance one of the county’s busiest Palm

Tran bus routes, Route 94. This route provides service for approximately 1,000 passengers a day, an increase of almost 50 percent from last year.” The funding for this bus route, originally provided by the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFTRA), was due to expire in early 2011, Abrams said, “and Route 94 was in jeopardy of being reduced.” “Due to the high level of ridership and the fact that it serves students all across the region, it was important that we keep this bus moving,” said Abrams, who also serves on SFTRA. Together, he said, the county and the city successfully obtained funding

Reverse Commute grant of $170,000 per year for three years). Additionally, funding is being provided by both the county and the city ($164,331 per year each). They said they took action before the money ran out so there would be no disruption of service. “This route is critical, not only for our students, but all of our residents, as we are able to take car trips off our busy streets,” said Boca Raton Mayor Susan Whelchel, who worked with Commissioner Abrams to keep the popular route running. Route 94 buses run every 15 minutes in the morning from 6:00 am until 9:45 am. In the afternoon they run every 20 minutes from 1:45 pm until 9:00 pm, which is when the service ends. During offpeak hours (9:45 am - 1:45 pm), the route operates on a 40-minute schedule. City Manager Leif Ahnell said enhanced Route 94 service began in 2008. “Since its inception, ridership has increased 98 percent.”

BOCA RATON - Expert photographer, attorney and Boca Raton Tribune columnist Mike Gora shot this picture of the recent total lunar eclipse that occurred on the day of the winter solstice. The eclipse took place from 2:41 to 3:53 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Dec. 21, coinciding with the date of the December solstice. It was visible in its entirety as a total lunar eclipse in North and South America, Iceland and northern Scandinavia. The eclipse was the first total lunar eclipse to occur on the day of the northern winter solstice (southern summer solstice) since 1638. The next lunar eclipse to occur on a northern winter solstice will be on Dec. 21, 2094. This eclipse occurred at the descending node of the moon’s orbit. Lunar eclipses are always paired with a solar eclipse either two weeks

before or after at new moon in the opposite node. In this case, it will be followed by a partial solar eclipse at the ascending node on Jan. 4, 2011, visible from Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia.

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Lynn named On the Job Training (OJT) Site of the Year; receives $2.5 million federal grant BOCA RATON - Lynn University’s Project ACCESS (Assimilation to Community, Careers, Employment, and Self-Sufficiency) - a program that brings young people with disabilities from the local community to campus for employment opportunities - was selected as one of only three model sites for this type of program in the state of Florida by United States Department of Education. Lynn’s program was also recently awarded the Palm Beach County Business Leadership Network (BLN) 2010 On the Job Training (OJT) Site of the Year for exemplary use of best practices in transition programming for students with disabilities. Project ACCESS was spearheaded by the late Patrick Hartwick, dean of Lynn’s Ross College of Education who was tragically lost in the Jan. 12 Haitian earthquake earlier this year. On Wednesday, Dec. 15 and Thursday, Dec. 16, the first annual Hartwick Symposium on Transition Programs was held on campus with representatives of transitional programs from across the state. In 2007, Lynn developed a partnership with the Palm Beach County School District called Project ACCESS. It is one of only 12 programs currently available for young people with disabilities in the state of Florida.

The program offers students ages 18-21 who have graduated with a special diploma (and would otherwise have a very limited or non-existing chance of going to a postsecondary institution) with the opportunity to attend a university campus to receive academic instruction, job training and the opportunity to socialize with their peers. “The ultimate goal of Project ACCESS is for the students to be as independent as possible,” said Mayra Camacho, a professor in Lynn’s Ross College of Education who, together with Hartwick, was influential in developing the program. Currently, Lynn supports seven transitional students in Lynn’s library, cafeteria, fitness center, bookstore, study abroad office, College of Hospitality and College of Education. On Oct. 1, Lynn and two other Florida universities received $2.5 million grants from the U.S. Department of Education to become one of three model sites for this type of program in the state of Florida. Lynn, the University of South Florida and the University of North Florida will each receive $220,000 over a period of five years to support the programs. The remainder of the funds will be used to support the start of new, related efforts, the salary of those coordinating the grant and the Hartwick Sympo-

sium for the next five years. In memory of Lynn’s former dean of education, the first annual Hartwick Symposium on Transition Programs was held on campus Dec. 15 and 16. Representatives from Florida’s 12 transitional programs gathered to discuss future plans and services. Hartwick and the other members of the Lynn community lost in the Haiti earthquake will be remembered on Jan. 12, 2011 (the one-year anniversary) during Lynn’s Knights Unite Day of Caring. In addition to its model Project ACCESS program that helps students with disabilities from the community, Lynn supports and helps its own students with learning differences realize their full potential in college through tutoring and a variety of on-campus services offered by its Institute for Achievement and Learning. On Jan. 28, 2011, Lynn will host the second annual Transitions Conference to help students, parents and high-school guidance counselors learn about the opportunities in higher education for students with learning differences. This year’s conference features renowned speakers including the president of the College Board. Tickets to the day-long event are $40. For additional information and a full lineup of speakers, visit www.lynn. edu/transitions.

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Boca Raton Tribune arrived in 2010 to keep you up-to-date on news BOCA RATON - A lot of things happened in Boca Raton during 2010. Money was donated for exceptional causes. New projects began. The economy remained sluggish and businesses - city government included - had to shed workers as the unemployment rate in Florida notched in even higher than the national average. As for local news, many people could have remained in the dark were it not for another event that occurred in 2010 - the arrival of The Boca Raton Tribune and its accompanying website. It began in January 2010 with a website that quickly developed into a newspaper - published every other week through October, when it starting coming out weekly. Led by the passion and drive of Publisher Douglas Heizer, who gathered a cadre of experienced writers and editors along with young men and women looking to launch journalism careers, the product has succeeded. Two more websites, for Coral Springs and Delray Beach, are being developed in advance of additional newspapers due out in 2011. The first edition of the Boca Raton Tribune reported on the horrible earthquake in Haiti; its local impact and the conclusion of the Allianz Golf Tournament in Boca Raton, won by local resident Bernard Langer. The Tribune kept in contact with Lynn University when the quake in Haiti took a toll on a contingent of students and faculty who had just arrived to conduct a charity mission. Four students and two professors were killed.

Biographer and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin accepts the key to the city from Boca Raton Mayor Susan Whelchel during Festival of the Arts BOCA.

Sergio Rivera, a chef from Chops, serves Sara Giffler of Greenacres during the Boca Bacchanal in 2010. The annual event is a fundraiser for the Boca Raton Historical Society.

The guest of honor at the March of Dimes Signature Chefs event in 2010 was Henrietta, Countess de Hoernle, one of Boca’s most prominent philanthropists. From left are Carol Wagman, the countess’s daughter; the Countess and her friends, Rosemary and Ben Krieger.

Gloria Drummond, left, founder of Boca Raton Community Hospital (now Boca Raton Regional Hospital) celebrated her 80th birthday this year. Christine E. Lynn presented the hospital with a $10 million gift in her honor. With Drummond are her friends, Elaine Johnson Wold, center, and Kristen Alley.

To honor those lost, Lynn held a memorial service that drew hundreds to the campus to remember the courageous students and staff. Meanwhile, the Boca Tribune staff renewed associations with city officials. To honor the creation of a new newspaper for Boca Raton, Mayor Susan Whelchel presented a proclamation to Publisher Heizer and Managing Editor Dale M. King. Municipal news filled the Tribune’s pagers. The imminent arrival of parking meters was a topic on page one of Edi-

tion 5 that came out in May. In that same edition, County Commissioner Steven Abrams announced that the county had named a panel to deal with any consequences of the BP oil spill. Both the city and county were ready for the worst; luckily, it didn’t happen. But the news didn’t end there. Edition 9 kept up coverage of the BP oil spill. Also, Boca Raton Community Hospital - which was soon to change its name to Boca Raton Regional Hospital - placed in the top 5 percent of medical facilities nationally for emergency care. Boca Hospital continued to make news in 2010 - all recorded in the pages of the Tribune. The change in name, officials said, came about because the facility, opened in 1967, had come to serve a regional clientele. The hospital got a big boost from local philanthropist Christine Lynn later in the year when she donated $10 million to the hospital’s cancer institute named for Lynn and her late husband. The announcement came in the occasion of the 80th birthday of Gloria Drummond, the woman who led the drive in the 1960s to build a hospital in Boca Raton. She was driven by a personal tragedy, the death of her two young children, who drank milk that was accidentally tainted with poison. The children died en route to the nearest hospital, Bethesda, in Boynton Beach. As a result, Drummond and her husband mustered a team to begin fundraising and planning a medical facility in Boca. Her children are memorialized in the Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League, the volunteer arm of the hospital. BRRH also reported that during 2010, it made its first profit in several years. The hospital had hired a firm to help turn around a moneylosing trend - and after much work, it did so. Another special birthday was celebrated during 2010 - the 98th for philanthropist Henrietta, Countess de Hoernle. Boca Raton Managing Editor Dale King and his wife, Julia Hebert, got an exclusive interview with the Countess at her home - and Boca Raton Tribune readers followed the festivities surrounding the Countess’s special Continued on page 11

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By Dale King

Spending time doing things for kids makes the best Christmas Santa’s workshop. There could have been a foot of snow outside, we didn’t know. But the atmosphere of giving filled the room with warmth. Then, the party itself. I joined my wife at the festivities where these many young people, from teens to toddlers, received presents of every kind. We felt good inside when we saw the presents we had wrapped being carried out by smiling children. These are special kids who deserve to smile. Toward the end of the event, I stood at one end of a long corridor and watched a couple of kids running up and down the aisle, laughing broadly. For one day, these children could forget the abuse and neglect they had suffered and all the bad things that caused them to be removed from their biological parents. If these children can smile, then anyone can smile. Even in tough times like this, Christmas is fun. Even if you can’t be with

your family, it was still a time to celebrate. The only sad part is that Christmas ends so quickly. But as we old Boston Red Sox fans used to say, “Wait ‘til next year.”

End of an era Speaking of sadness, I spent some holiday shopping time going through the Borders Books in West Boca Raton – the one that’s going out of business. I love bookstores, and it hurt to see the empty shelves and the big, yellow and black signs blaring “40” and “60” percent off. I know that, little by little, books are being replaced with electronic pads. I wonder sometimes if all these technological gizmos are really necessary. My wife urges me not to be such “a crotchety old man.” But there’s something about a book that’s special. They are wonderful companions on trains and planes. They sometimes hold deep, dark secrets. It’s always great to go into


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Well, Christmas is over. No more carols on the radio. No more special twinkle in the holiday lights. We’re in that odd limbo that comes at the end of each year. Holiday songs tell us about the importance of Christmas memories. So, this year, my wife and I decided to do some things that we would remember fondly. We don’t have children. But we spent lots of time doing things for special youngsters. My wife works for an agency that deals with foster children and foster parents. They have a major Christmas party each year, and hundreds of gifts need wrapping. So I joined the other “volunteers” from her agency to help wrap the gifts. And you know something, it wasn’t a chore, it was fun – especially knowing that each package would have a special meaning for a youngster. So there a bunch of us sat, passing around paper and tape, listening to Christmas carols. It could have been



a used book store and find a volume printed in the mid19th century. Ironically, not only is Borders closing, but so is the Blockbuster Video near my house. In fact, its doors are already shuttered. Only the big yellow “going out of business sign” remains. We all hope that 2011 will be a better year for our economy, just like we hope for more jobs to open up. Let’s just hang a litte more tightly to those hopes this year.

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Health report: OK Some of you may recall my column from a few weeks ago about how I had to have a mammogram (or MAN-o-gram, as I called it) to check a soreness in my chest. Well, I’m happy to report that I got a letter the other say saying there was no sign of cancer. That makes my New Year hopes bright. And we wish the same to all our readers as 2011 arrives.

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POSITIVE LIVING By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr.

By Douglas Heizer

Boca Raton Tribune looks to improve its services in 2011 It’s said that during its first year, a new business is more likely to fail than succeed. That’s particularly true in this economic downtown. But the Boca Raton Tribune is still up and running, with its commitment to community service intact. The staff’s desire to improve and make this publication YOUR news source during 2011 is as strong as ever. Like any new business, the Tribune did a lot of good things since it began publishing last February. But it hasn’t accomplished everything it set out to do. I’m proud to say that the Boca Raton Tribune has a lot going for it. The community seems to love it. We get compliments galore about the content and the appearance. The website, which has been improved several times since it was first posted last January, looks better than ever, with links to breaking news and weather and an archive of stories and back issues that’s available to all readers. Just look at our first paper, “00” and compare it to this one, number 28. The change is dramatic. We have accumulated a list of interesting columnists, a society section that reach-

es into the heart of the city’s upscale community and lots of municipal and sports reports. The paper started out being published every other week, and now it is weekly. But if something happens, we can post it on the website right away. And we have, on numerous occasions. We put high school football scores online within a day of the games, and we offered day-to-day coverage of the Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity games. We strive every day to support our community, both East Boca and West Boca. And we are working on websites for Coral Springs and Delray Beach, in advance of launching papers there. But these are large and expensive tasks. We need the support of community businesses, large and small. Finances have been tight this year. We also need more subscribers. Perhaps the biggest complaint we’ve received it that the paper is difficult to find. Subscribing is easy – just visit the website – and there are many news racks around the city. Our distribution is over 20,000 printed editions and we distribute them around in our racks,

paper boxes, and we do free home delivery to selected zip-codes periodically. More will be going up in the New Year. The Boca Tribune office is now located closer to downtown Boca Raton, about a block north of Boca Raton City Hall at the corner of NW Second Avenue and NW 4th Diagonal. Just drop in to get a paper, buy an ad, offer a story idea or just to say hello. Like most people, we hope 2011 will see improvements in the economy and a drop in unemployment to put a lot of hopeful people back on the worker rolls. If your business is doing better, tell us, and we’ll tell the community. And if you can help us by purchasing more ads, that’s even better. The Boca Raton Tribune has cleared its first hurdle. It has been here for nearly a year. And we have many more plans for the future. Help us to reach our goal. Your advertising and investment dollars will keep the presses rolling and the staff working. It will deliver to you – at no charge – the best newspaper we can create. Let’s work together to make 2011 a truly Happy New Year.

Happy New Year!

Not Everything Can Be Instant! In contemporary society, many people have become accustomed to accomplish 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 problem 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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FAU’s Peace Studies Program Receives $600,000 Gift BOCA RATON- Fl- Atlantic University held a dinner at The Eleanor R. Baldwin House with close to 90 people in attendance to celebrate a $600,000 donation recently made to FAU’s peace studies program. President Mary Jane Saunders announced that the gift was given by three Boca Raton families to establish the Lynn, Wold and Schmidt Peace Studies Endowment, the first permanent endowment for FAU’s peace studies program. The gift is eligible for matching finds by the State of Florida University Major Gifts Program and the FAU Clearwire matching gift program, making the total value of the endowment $1.44 million. The gift was made by the E.M. Lynn Foundation, represented by Christine Lynn; the Bay Branch Foundation, represented by Elaine Wold; and the Schmidt Family Foundation, represented by Dick and Barbara Schmidt. The purpose of the gift was to establish an endowed fund to support educational and community outreach activities in the peace studies program within the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.

“Over the last decade, our distinguished faculty associated with peace studies has built a high quality academic program with a focus on global peace and personal transformation,” said Manjunath Pendakur, dean of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. “The community outreach program, in collaboration with the Schmidt Family Foundation, has brought such apostles of peace as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet and Dr. Jane Goodall to Boca Raton. This generous gift from three families will help us immensely to continue such great work to serve the cause of peace, FAU students and the community at large.” The endowment will provide scholarships and fellowships to students pursuing academic studies in the peace program at FAU; fund distinguished speakers and events that enhance peace and understanding for the benefit of students and the wider community at large; and support community enrichment activities including workshops, seminars and cultural activities related to peace. “It is an honor to be able to •Teen Political Forum planned

Shown from left are FAU President Mary Jane Saunders; Dick Schmidt; Christine Lynn; Barbara Schmidt; and Manjunath Pendakur, dean of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.

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Noemi Marin, director of FAU’s peace studies program; Dick Schmidt; Barbara Schmidt; Christine Lynn. share my passion for bringing peace to the world one life at a time,” said Barbara Schmidt. “Collaborating with our friends Christine and Elaine, the Lynn, Wold and Schmidt families are pleased to give this endowment to FAU. The schol-


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arships, fellowships and community programs that this endowment supports will touch lives for generations to come, helping South Florida become the change we all wish to see in the world.” For more information about FAU’s peace studies program, visit peacestudies or call 561297-2623.- FAU -

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Delray-based motorcycle club delivers $7,000 in toys and gifts to Home Safe kids By Dale M. King WEST PALM BEACH The Delray Beach-based Alternative Motorcycle Club has two missions. One is to live and encourage a life without drugs or alcohol. The other is to help abused and abandoned kids during the holiday season. The 15-member club spent the last year collecting donations for the children at Home Safe Inc., an agency which provides services and finds foster homes for neglected, abused and abandoned kids. So, when a crowd of Home Safe kids showed up for their annual Christmas party Dec. 18, they walked into a hall filled with $7,000 worth of toys, gifts and gift cards provided by the motorcycle club. The children enjoyed lunch, met with Santa Claus and left with their gifts - many of them carried by members of the bike group. “This is the best part of Christmas,” said Steve Stalbaum of Boynton Beach, whose friend is a member of the club. Helping the youngsters, he said, slows the hectic holiday pace and allows them to enjoy it more. “Radar” Jimmy Saville, a

Delray resident and club member, is following in his late father’s footsteps. He said his dad used to gather donations and provide gifts for kids at the holidays as part of the motorcycle club. Home Safe Marketing Manager Joe Maltese said this year’s collection “marks the fifth straight year” the Alternative Motorcycle Club has given to the Home Safe kids. “The motorcycle group organized the event, which included raising the money to buy gifts for more than 100 kids - and they also secured food and beverages for a holiday party” from Longhorn Steak House. Due to rainy weather, the event was held inside Home Safe’s West Palm Beach facility. (The agency also has quarters in Boca Raton and Lake Worth). “It was a monsoon,” said Saville, who rode his cycle through the rain. “I had to pull over.” Darlene Torres, coordinator of the party, praised the bike group. “They are great. They did everything to make it work.” Santa Claus was also on hand, giving out gifts and meeting the children. The Alternative Motorcycle Club website is http://





Photos: 1 - Elissa Malec, left, and Joira Candeloro do some last-minute wrapping; 2 - Santa Claus shares some thoughts with Alternative Motorcycle Club member, Cookie; 3 - Motorcycle club member Trisha Marini applies face paint; 4 - With a pink hat to match her jeans, Elizabeth Weinstein dabs paint on a child’s face;

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Yvonne Boice, left, and Joyce DeVita welcome patrons to the Boca Raton Historical Society’s Oktoberfest.

day in three successive issues of the paper - Number 14, which featured the Countess on the cover - as well as 15 and 16. The Countess and her late husband, Count Adolph de Hoernle, arrived in Boca Raton in 1981 and spent a lifetime giving to many institutions in the city, county and around the nation. It’s said a total of 40 buildings bear either her, his or both names - including the Count de Hoernle building that houses the Caldwell Theatre; the Count de Hoernle Train Pavilion; Count de Hoernle Amphitheatre; Henrietta, Countess de Hoernle building that houses Children’s Home Society in West Palm Beach and buildings on the campuses of Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach State College and Lynn University. The Boca benefactor was honored on her 98th birthday by the Boca Children’s Museum and the March of Dimes at its Signature Chef’s Extravaganza. Speaking of FAU, the university’s sixth president, Dr. Mary Jane Saunders, arrived this year, replacing former President Frank T. Brogan, who in 2009 became chancellor of the state university system. She was inaugurated in late October with ceremonies steeped in antiquity. Music, robed officials and a large audience gathered to see the former provost of Cleveland State University and native of Worcester, Mass., take over the uni-

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versity’s reins. The year 2010 saw FAU moving forward with a couple of major projects that have been on the books for some time. The university broke ground for its Innovation Village – a mix of housing and retail - and also began the process of building a 30,000-seat football stadium for FAU’s 11-yearold Fighting Owls football team, which has never had an on-campus home field. The Boca Raton Tribune grew during the year to cover high school football this season. A number of columnists have come on board, including Rebecca Coleman on the society scene, Kay Renz reporting on style and fashion, on-the-scene reports from Linda Gove and the humorous and quirky columns of Diane Feen. Well known entertainment writer Skip Sheffield is also on the Tribune team. A series called “10 Questions” gave readers insight into the lives and thoughts of Boca Mayor Susan Whelchel, newly elected State Sen. Maria Sachs and Police Athletic League boxer and national champ Steve Geffrard. The Tribune delivered lots of political news during 2010, a year considered critical to the future of President Barack Obama. The so-called “mid-term elections” were held, and the Tribune gave voters advance information and postelection coverage of the massive Republican sweep. Locals who made the cut included County Commissioner Steven Abrams, State Sen. Maria Sachs and State Rep. Steve Perman, all of whom won without opposition. The cover of issue No. 20 showed a collage of photos of state and federal office winners Rick Scott, Allen West, Ellen Bogdanoff and Marco Rubio. Municipal news was a major focus of the Tribune, including a weekly police log and police safety tips. The paper reported on the city budget, adopted in September, which held the tax rate at about $3.15 per $1,000 valuation. Sacrifices, including staff cuts and the elimination of the security officers at City Hall, were the result of money cutbacks. Boca decided not to move ahead with annexation this year. There was no city election this past March, but one will be held in March of 2011. Already, Mayor Whelchel and Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie announced they are seeking re-election. Financial troubles hit the cultural arts scene, forcing the city to pump cash into the moneystrapped Caldwell Theatre. Boca had to take over the Count de Hoernle Amphitheatre and all its trappings when the Centre for the Arts went out of business. Despite these setbacks, the Schmidt Family Foundation

announced it will fund the fifth annual Festival of the Arts BOCA, which had been a Centre for the Arts project. With the holiday season just about over, residents will return to their normal schedules and Boca will continue into the future, with hopes that 2011 will see economic progress and greater financial success. And the Boca Raton Tribune moves into its second year of operation with its continued commitment to serve East Boca and West Boca.

District 4 County Commissioner Steven Abrams discusses the county budget last summer with members of the Federation of Boca Raton Homeowner Associations.

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Gifts Ahoy! Dozens of entries turn out for annual Boca Holiday Boat Parade BOCA RATON – Dozens of holiday-lighted ships sailed the Intracoastal on a drizzly night Dec. 18 as Boca Raton held its 34th annual Holiday Boat Parade. The event was organized by the city of Boca Raton, the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County and Sea Tower Services of Palm Beach County. As in past years, parade officials encouraged everyone to participate in the US Marine’s Toys for Tots Drive to benefit children in the area. Boats stopped along the route to pick up toys from spectators on shore. A spectacular traveling fireworks display led the parade route along the Intracoastal from the C-15 canal at the Boca-Delray line to the Hillsboro Inlet.

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Palm Beach Opera Palm Beach Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi’s monumental Requiem in a special one-night-only performance on January 16, 2011, at 4:00pm at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, followed by a Gala Dinner with the Artists at the Cohen Pavilion. The Requiem is filled with musical grandeur, orchestral splendor, dramatic choral movements, and sublime vocal melodies. Wo r l d - r e n o w n e d Verdi mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick leads Palm Beach Opera’s magnificent quartet of soloists. Hailed as “THE Verdi mezzo of the day” (Opera News) and considered “a mezzo in a class by herself” (New York Times), Ms. Zajick, who has been a leading soloist in all of the major opera companies and festivals of the world, makes her debut with Palm Beach Opera. Joining Ms. Zajick will be

soprano Angela Meade, the First Prize winner of the Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition Advanced Division in 2008, who burst on the international opera scene when she jumped in at the last minute to sing the leading soprano role of Elvira in Verdi’s Ernani at the Metropolitan Opera to great acclaim. Rounding out the quartet of Verdi specialists are tenor Carl Tanner, who returns to Palm Beach Opera after his great success in 2009 in the title role of Verdi’s Otello, and bass Morris Robinson who sang the Bass solo in last season’s Beethoven Symphony No. 9 - Choral concerts. Maestro Bruno Aprea conducts the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra and Chorus which will be joined by select guest choruses to form a 150-voice massed chorus. Guest choruses include singers from the Master Chorale of South Florida, Delray Beach Chorale, Masterworks Chorus of

the Palm Beaches, and the Robert Sharon Chorale. “The Verdi Requiem packs the maximum of human passion and man’s ‘need for a greater force’ into emotionally charged and almost overwhelming music”, Palm Beach Opera’s General Director Daniel Biaggi says. “This will be a highlight of the season, an absolute must-see event.” A Gala Dinner with the Artists honoring Requiem sponsor, Helen K. Persson will follow the concert. The Gala Dinner, chaired by Dr. Elizabeth Bowden will take place at the Cohen Pavilion. Tickets include premium concert seating and dinner at $375 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 561.835.7569 or events@ Experience this awe-inspiring masterpiece! Ticket prices for the concert range from $20 - $125 and are available through the Palm Beach Opera Box Office at 561.833.7888 or online at

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III Forks - Prime Aged Steak and More

III Forks at 200 East Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton (561-416-2185) is open for dinner only, 7 days a week. From 5PM to 10PM Monday through Thursday, 5PM to 11PM Friday and Saturday and 5PM to 9PM Friday, it would be wise - in season- to call for reservations at this superior dining establishment. There are seven III Forks restaurants in both Texas and Florida, the Boca branch with elegant atmosphere, a warm and knowledgeable staff give the impression of a fine private dining club. Turning to the menu offerings - of the seven listed appetizers, we sampled the Seafood Medley, a presentation of Crabcake St. Francis containing bacon wrapped Diver Scallop, a couple of huge white shrimp and smooth textured, delicious crabcake -remolade and catsup sauces on the side. While ahi tuna, beef croustades, shrimp cocktail, full portions of both the bacon wrapped scallops and Crabcake St. Francis are listed, we opted for the onion rings. They arrived - ten enormous crusted rings, tender and tasty and enough for two or more to feast upon! Listed as Starters, were a tomato and onion salad, a wedge salad, the house III Forks salad and our favorite – Caesar! This proved to be a real winner – shards of crisp lettuce with a delicious dressing having just the right flavor bite. We tried lobster

bisque and found it smooth with a pleasant soft taste and bits of lobster meat which we enjoyed. A crock of French onion soup arrived, bubbling hot with a toasted cheese crown and chock full of onions in a rich, flavorful broth - superb. Let’s talk about Beef Market - a roster of eight selections featuring prime rib and tenderloin tips, both with creamy mashed potatoes. We tried the prime rib, done medium rare, a generous half inch thick slice of perfection in taste and tenderness. In addition, there are six steak choices - all USDA prime - the finest in juiciness, tenderness and flavor. This is the III Forks guarantee. Filet mignons can be had in 8 ounce or 12 ounce cut, the New York strips in 12 ounce or 16 ounce cut or a bone in rib eye at a 18 ounce portion. We sampled the 8 ounce filet and found it perfectly broiled to be “juicy, tender and flavorful”. This is a prime steakhouse - avail yourself of your favorite and salute Chef Eric Morales. We found six fish selections - Atlantic salmon, a shrimp platter, scallops, Australian lobster tail, Chilean sea bass and a fish of the day. The sea bass - nicely grilled, juicy and tender, had a very gentle taste and was accompanied by a portion of wild rice - a fitting companion to the sea bass. The gently encrusted fried lobster tail was a 12 ounce beauty, served with a mustard/Creole sauce

or drawn butter, a giant tasty portion. There is a listing of Local Favorites including a ribeye sandwich, a prime burger or a prime rib sandwich - all served with fries. Roasted chicken with red pepper sauce, tenderloin salad with blue cheese dressing, a salmon Caesar salad and a prime double-cut pork chop plus rack of lamb round out this list. We tried the lamb, cooked medium and found it quite flavorful. Eight sides are available the house suggested we try the six cheese potatoes. They were right - a bubbling concoction of cheeses in sauce poured over sliced potatoes great. The off-the-cob cream corn, while tasty kernels in a nice sauce, had a bit too much thyme for our taste. Mashed and baked potatoes, wild rice, both sautéed spinach and sautéed mushrooms plus fresh asparagus round out this list. We had to try the crème brulee which was very much like a custard, a great bread pudding with a scoop of cinnamon ice cream and a towering portion of a fantastic chocolate Grenache, rich in taste and texture. A cheesecake and a Texas pecan cake are also offered - Thank you Pastry Chef Andrew. III Forks has an extensive and varied wine list, a full bar with 13 tables and 13 stools in a lounge area and seats some 300 diners It is a treasure for you to - Go and enjoy!

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Local Civil Air Patrol members take part in ceremony Credit: Photos by: at Veterans Ceremony Senior Member Lisa Rader, Boca Raton Composite Squadron LAKE WORTH - Colonel Buddy Harris from the US Air Force’s Volunteer Auxiliary, The Civil Air Patrol, along with CongressmanElect Allen West, were featured speakers at the annual Wreaths across America Program, laying wreaths on veterans gravesites in the Lake Worth National Veterans Cemetery. The event takes place the second Saturday of December from coast to coast where nearly a million live wreaths are placed at veterans grave sites in national cemeteries. “In 2006, the Civil Air Pa-

trol, United States Air Force Auxiliary, became a key national partner in conducting the ceremony of remembrance to show thanks to our brave members of the armed forces who served heroically to maintain our freedom,” said Colonel Harris. Civil Air Patrol members from the Palm Beach County, Boca Raton, Lantana & North County squadrons joined various veterans organizations in the laying of wreaths. Cadets also participated by carrying the Colors and marching in the parade. Colonel Harris said the ca-

Wreaths Across America was started in 1992 by the Worcester Wreath Company of Maine. Recalling the visual impression of his visit to Arlington Cemetery at the age of 12, Morrill Worcester decided to ship all the wreaths to be placed on each veteran’s grave site which was covered with snow.

dets, in listening to the speeches and laying of wreaths, “learned that freedom is not free and we owe a great deal to our veterans who sacrifice much and readily fought and fight today to protect it.”

Boca Raton Composite Squadron Cadet Airman First Class Robert Robinson pays tribute with a salute after he laid wreath at veteran’s tomb. Cadets Ted Schroeders and Zackery Macdonald in background.

Boca Raton Composite Squadron Cadets Chief Master Sergeant Zackery Macdonald, Airman First Class Robert Robinson and Technical Sergeant Ted Schroeders II stand at attention as the Colors are presented.

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God figures in two new plays at theaters in West Palm Beach Two plays opened this past weekend in West Palm Beach. Coincidentally, both of them debate the existence of God. Even stranger, both are largely comic, but with inescapable philosophical implications. “Goldie, Max & Milk” is the funnier production, presented at Kravis Center for a long run though Jan. 16. A woman, Karen Hartman, wrote “Goldie, Max & Milk.” Another woman, Margaret M. Ledford, directs the show, which has four female characters and just one male. It is interesting and amusing to note the character of Mike (David Hemphill) though played breezily for laughs, is essential to the premise of the play (and to the existence of all men). Mike is sperm donor to the lesbian, atheist single-mom Maxine (Erin Joy Schmidt), whose lover Lisa (Carla Harting) has left her after convincing Max to become a mother. Oh, and by the way Mike, a free-wheeling dope dealer, is Lisa’s ne’erdo well-younger brother. Max is poor, afraid and insecure in her crummy Brooklyn apartment, and perhaps because of this she is having trouble lactating; producing the mother’s milk essential to the good health of her infant. She doesn’t believe in God, but as an optimist she allows there could be something called the soul. In desperation Max calls a

social worker named Goldie (Deborah L. Sherman), who is an Orthodox Jew and a “lactation coach” for nursing mothers. Who knew there was such a thing? I certainly did not, but the device allows for a comedic clash of cultures and beliefs as “New-Agey,” anti-organized-religion Max is forced to cope with a woman whose views are so set and so diametrically opposed to her own. But wait, there’s more to test Goldie’s mettle. Her eldest daughter Shayna (Sarah Lord) is what you could delicately call “bi-curious,” and she is fascinated by mom’s newest client. Sex is a funny thing, and playwright Hartman milks the subject (pardon the pun) for maximum effect. On the other hand there is real pain in the characters of down, out, but not defeated Max; loving, nurturing but rigid Goldie, and her uncertain, vulnerable daughter Shayna, who is enduring a painful sexual identity crisis of her own. At times “Goldie, Max & Milk” is like a TV sitcom, with fast-flung bon mots and quick comebacks, but then it hits back with doses of real emotion. This is not a comedy for everyone, but for people who want to explore and appreciate the greater value of true “family values,” it is reassuring to know we still can laugh. Tickets are $47 and $50. Call 800-514-3837 or visit

Freud and C.S. Lewis Debate God’s Existence “Freud’s Last Session” is a paradoxical comedy by Mark St. Germain, playing through Feb. 6 at Palm Beach Dramaworks, 322 Banyan St., West Palm Beach. Producing artistic director is William Hayes. The play is paradoxical because it is not really a comedy at all but an extended debate between two intellectuals representing opposing spectrums of human faith, values and belief. Dr. Sigmund Freud (Dennis Creaghan, uncannily resembling the famed thinker) was the father of modern psychoanalysis and a staunch atheist. C.S. Lewis (portrayed by Chris Oden) was a novelist and allegorist whose works such as “The Chronicles of Narnia” are being read and re-interpreted to this day. Lewis was probably England’s most ardent defender of the Christian faith, which he declared publicly in his apologia “The Pilgrim’s Regress” in 1933. Playwright St. Germain finds a kinship in these divergent characters through their intellectual brilliance, their restless quest for knowledge, their courage to face and challenge any opponent, and not the least of all, their ready, self-deprecating wit. The play is set in London at the crucial point in the year 1939 When King George VI is about to make his famous Sept. 3 speech regretfully announcing England’s dec-

laration of war against Germany and its allies. Freud has summoned the younger professor and writer to his study for an unspecified reason. There is a lot going on at the time. London is evacuating, planes are flying overhead, and air raid sirens are being tested. As a result Lewis is late, allowing Freud some goodnatured scolding. This sets the combative tone of their meeting. Freud has read “Pilgrim’s Regress,” and he wants to know why a highly-intelligent, otherwise rational man can suddenly express a belief in a man who died 2,000 years ago claiming to be the Son of God and the savior of all who would believe in him. Freud is desperately ill with oral cancer, and only too well-aware of his own mortality, which gives an added edge to the question of where one spends eternity after this physical life is over. Having been raised in a religious home (I am a preacher’s grandkid), I have heard these debates a thousand times. Rarely have I heard the opposing points of view expressed so eloquently and cleverly. I think the point of the playwright is that dialogue is essential if opposing factions are ever to live together in peace. This play is performed quickly in less than 90 minutes, without intermission. In that brief interlude it leaves one with the

feeling maybe there is hope for communication regardless of poles of belief as long as individuals respect a worthy opponent. Tickets are $47. Parking is just $1 an hour at the nearby City Center Garage (first hour free) and it is free on Sunday. Call 561-514-4042 or visit

Freud (Dennis Creaghan) and Lewis (Chris Oden) confront each other in “Freud’s Last Session.”

Maxine (Erin Joy Schmidt) and Mike (David Hemphill) in “Goldie, Max and Milk.”

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REBECCA REPORTS By Rebecca Coleman

The best is yet to come… in 2011! Happy New Year everyone! We bid farewell to 2010, but as Frank Sinatra sang, “The Best is yet to Come” in 2011! Culture is still alive in Palm Beach County despite a difficult year. Hot on the heels of the Festival of the Arts BOCA 2011 dates announcement comes news of a Palm Beach Cultural Council Muse Award for Outstanding Festival. The Awards will be presented Feb. 10 at the Kravis Center. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Cultural Council’s education programs. Boca’s very own Carbonell-winning Caldwell Theatre Company is producing three plays this coming season - all of them fresh from Broadway and the New York awards season. First up on Jan. 2 is Bruce Norris’s provocative comedy, Clybourne Park. Opening night is Jan. 4. So treat yourself to a seat subscription for three months of comedy and drama. Businesses continue to sup-

port non-profits. The recent opening of the first standalone Ulysses Nardin luxury Swiss watch boutique at Town Center Mall attracted over 400 guests. PR pros Tilson Communications pulled out all the stops including special guest retired baseball great, Randy Johnson (pardon the pun). A live auction of a limited edition watch raised $35,000 for Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The Boca-based watch company also announced plans for the opening of a new 7,000 square foot headquarters building in the spring. I found a quiet corner to catch up with the Mall’s Marketing Director Ellen Korelitz who told me the good news that two new retailers are scheduled to open in the spring with

more to be announced. New York fashion designer Betsey Johnson and Brazilian label Santa Lola shoes and handbags will both open new stores in the coming weeks. The Grand Opening Celebration of the new Boca Raton City Furniture and Ashley Furniture HomeStores on Jan. 13 will benefit Florida Atlantic University and Hospice by the Sea with a silent auction of furniture items and room groups. Another first for Boca: The Airport Road store will be the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified green furniture store to be built in the United States. So stay warm and stay busy and don’t blink because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! And that is life in Boca…


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Intentional Moms! Host funding dinner at Boca Country Club Story, photos by Barbara McCormick BOCA RATON - Volunteers, donors, staff, and friends of the Intentional Moms attended the group’s Annual Funding Dinner celebrated at the Boca Country Club on North Congress Avenue. Intentional Moms! is a national organization dedicated to empowering mothers of all ages in all stages of parenting. IM! educates and equips all moms through seminars, studies, mentoring, and resource referral, with special attention to teen moms, single moms, and moms of adult children. Catherine Hickem, LCSW, founder, author, teacher, and keynote speaker for the evening, shared that the 2011 IM! vision builds on this year’s outreaches to single moms, homeless moms, and moms in prison to offer formal programming for these groups. “Our goal is to continue to empower moms and impact children,” she said. Tanya Andrews, the newly hired IM! executive director, is the daughter of a minister, and mother of a 6-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son. Andrews earned her Doctorate and Masters Degrees in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Bowling Green State University, and her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Florida International University. “It has been through my experience as a single mom that I have come to fully

Catherine Hickem and Tanya Andrews.

From left are Dorinda Spahr, Jerilyn Ewton, Holly Schuttler and Jeannette Lewis

Tom and Hilary Lynch appreciate the faithfulness of God,” she said. Special thanks were given to the board of directors: Jacqueline Perez, Chair; Fitz Carty; Jeannette Lewis; Natalie Little; Paula Martinez; and Holly Schuttler. Also honored were the members of the Funding Advisory Council: Holly Schuttler, Chair; Jerilyn Ewton; Jeannette Lewis and Dorinda Spahr. For more information please visit IM! website:

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Dido is looking for a new home for the New Year Story, photo by Pam D’Addio BOCA RATON - Hi, everyone, I’m Dido. Wanna see my whole body wag. Just approach my kennel. I love to meet new people, so how about we get together and see if we’re a match? I’m a Golden Retriever/ Lab/Chow mix, a year and a half old, a neutered male weighing about 40 pounds. I’m a very happy, energetic dog who loves to have fun. I get along well with other dogs and I’d love a doggie sibling, but I chase all small critters with reckless abandon (it’s fun!), so no cats, please! I’m a unique and handsome young dog, so I’ll look great as part of your family. Take me home for the holidays! 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 for companion animals are $110 and up. Animals are heartwormtested 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 Barry Epstein

By Pr. Sandy Huntsman

The End of a thing I have known many to start something, but few to finish. I’ve known many who had glorious dreams, but know few who saw them realized. Solomon, Israel’s renowned king, writes in Ecclesiastes 7:8 “The end of a thing is better than its beginning.” Soldiers going off to war understand the wisdom of this statement. Is not the end of a thing better than the beginning for that soldier? How he longs to complete his tour and be safely home! Imagine the joy of a ship’s captain leaving for a far port. When he returns with all his cargo he remembers the storms and dangers he weathered. He recalls the days without the sun and the treacherous nights without the stars; the fear of the rogue waves and being lost at sea. Oh the joy of the end of a thing... 1. This verse reminds us of the cycles of life. This verse can help relieve the sting of regrets. Another year has become a part of history. Perhaps you are mindful of opportunities that you have missed or mistakes that you have made. We are so tempted to say “Oh! If I could have just lived that over again.”

So many people say, “My, how time flies! I wish I had this year over! I would love to fix this or that.” Do we really want to do it over... would we really do things differently? Again Solomon writes in Ecclesiastes 7:10 “Do not say, “Why were the former days better than these? For you do not inquire wisely concerning this.” It is not wise to wish to go back in time. Be like that ship’s captain for a moment. Would you really like to relive the storms of life you have experienced? Like the tune from Fiddler on the Roof, “Sunrise, sunset... sunrise, sunset; swiftly fly the years,” life moves in cycles. If you are in a storm right now know that it will not last forever... joy can come in the morning. Winter will end; spring is coming. 2. This verse can encourage us about the future. This year will come to an end, but there is next year. This year is history but next year is a new canvas for us to paint what we will. Last year’s choices are a matter of record, but if this year is going to be different we must take action. If the end is to be better than the beginning, there must be a

beginning. You cannot end what you do not begin! Philip Yancey writes in his book Where is God When It Hurts, “You hurt all over. You hear a groaning sound and an awful, sudden fear rushes in on you. It is happening - your world is collapsing. You’re sure it’s the end. You see a piercing blinding light. Cold, rough hands pull at you. A painful slap. Waaaahhh! Congratulations! You’ve just been born.” If that is birth, what makes us think life will be any easier. Someone has likened our lives to the development of diamonds. Only intense heat and tremendous pressure can change coal into a diamond. Once it has undergone that great and tremendous pressure it is mined and a jeweler begins to shape it. In order to shape it, the jeweler cuts away a great deal of the diamond. No doubt this process would be painful to the diamond, but only after the pressure and the cutting is the diamond a beautiful gem stone. If you are under pressure or if your life is being pruned right now, be assured that the end is better than the beginning. It is worth it!

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• We know why the chicken tried to cross the road but why did these guys try? One mile south of Atlantic avenue in front of Saturnia Isles, a 7 1/2 foot gator tried and one mile north of Clint Moore Road, a boar/ pig and a large raccoon tried. • Peter Sachs, managing partner of Sachs Sax Caplan, has been named to the Treasure Coast Planning Council. • 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, Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson, Sun-Sentinel columnist Kingley Guy, Palm Beach Pops Marketing Director Christine Stickney or Executive Director David Quilleon, Rick Alovis, Temple Beth Shira on their upcoming fundraising concert, among others. • Boca Raton’s Tucci’s Pizza is among the 10 best pizza restaurants in the country according to Craig Agranoff, the Boca Raton founder of the Web site Tucci’s (50 NE 1st Ave., Boca Raton, 561-620-2930, was the only pizza spot in the state to make Agranoff’s list. Despite its name, was established in 2006 to find the best pizza in South Florida and across the country. To

come up with this year’s list, pizza experts ate their way through 25 states and 500 pizza restaurants. This is the first year for the top 10 list. Here are the other winners: Pizzeria Bianco, Phoenix; Johnny’s Pizza, Mount Vernon, N.Y. Sally’s Apizza, New Haven, Conn.; Tacconelli’s Pizza, Philadelphia; Great Lake Pizza, Chicago; Lucali’s Pizza, Brooklyn, N.Y.; L & B Spumoni Gardens, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Buddy’s Pizza, Detroit and Frank Pepe’s, New Haven. Conn. • 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 2010-2011 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. • The West Boca Chamber of Commerce 7:30 a.m. breakfast at Boca Lago

Country Club, sponsored by West Boca Medical Center will feature noted motivator Bob Burg on “Go-Givers Sell More”. Further information is on the website at RSVP to info@westbocachamber or call 561.482.9333 for further information. • The Jewish War Veterans of Palm Beach County are holding their next meeting on January 16th, 2011 at 9 a.m at the Hagan Ranch Road Fire Station north of Atlantic Ave on the west side of Hagen Ranch Road in Delray Beach. New Veterans members from all WARS are welcomed as well as regular members. Free Coffee, Bagels etc. included. Cpl. Burt Richards of The Veterans Speakers Forum for educating School students will speak on the accomplishments the veterans have had since last meeting. The programs are designed to educate the students in Palm Beach County Schools and more speakers are needed. Friends and guests are welcomed. For more information, call 561734-4527. • FAU’s Living Room Theatre is showing the best of the movies. This past week they screened Client 9:the Rise and Fall of Eliott Spitzer; Tiny Furniture, Last Train Home, Soul Kitchen and Undertow. Opening Friday is Kings of Pastry. • A most Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to all my readers and their loved ones.

Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, and is president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce ( His website is

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‘Tis the season to remember your social responsibility Our schools today are teaching social responsibility by requiring students to do some community service. They are learning early on that it’s the right thing to do! This time of the year is a good time to remind businesses to share the joy of the season with others by remembering their social responsibility. Businesses have the unique opportunity to practice their social responsibilities while at the same time improving their image and thus their profits. One of the opportunities is working with non-profit organizations. Partnering/sponsoring with a non-profit is a direct way to serve the community. Non-profits need to get their word out and this is where for-profit businesses/services have the chance to become involved. This symbiotic relationship can prove to be a benefit for all…the non-profit, the business organization and the public they serve. This association with a non-profit gives the commercial organization the chance to both serve the community and receive positive public opinion. Both smaller and larger non-profits need positive public opinion, media attention and help in conducting events to raise funds. Their

survival depends on reaching their target market. Non-profits like the United Way, Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Red Cross and other large non-profits do employ public relations personnel and advertise but most non-profits try to do PR in house by members or volunteers or relationships with companies that can support their needs. There are always opportunities available to companies who wish to be socially responsible and partner with nonprofits. Naturally, when a commercial enterprise supports a non-profit it should consider some of the following: • Is it serving the needs of the community? • Does it align itself with your company’s culture, product or service? • How active do we want to be? How active do they want the partner to be? One of the ways of supporting a non-profit is sponsorships of special events. It brings your company’s product to the attention of the audience. It also enables a company to reach the target audience in a specific geographical area. This partner/sponsorship program combines local advertising, public relations, promotions and philanthro-

pic activity. Many companies find this cost-effective due to fewer expenses involved in marketing the event. The charitable organization does CO-OP advertising with the commercial company and the charity does all the marketing with the participating company’s logo which is identified with the charitable cause in all the advertisements, mailers and brochures. The company sponsoring a fashion show or band concert is assured of an audience that will relate to their target market. The main thing is for companies to be pro-active in working with charitable causes and to make sure they are compatible with the product/service they are marketing. Social responsibility for commercial entities is clear; become active in the community and look to help others. It will pay big dividends in knowing you served. After all, being socially responsible is the right thing to do! Wishing you a wonderful and Happy New Year! Excerpts from the book, Fashion Public Relations Gerald J. Sherman & Sar S. Perlman, Fairchild Books, Division of Conde Nast Publications.

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“I am so grateful that Nike was able to donate gifts this holiday season and give me the opportunity to give back to the kids at the Florence Fuller Child Development Center

BOCA RATON, FL - Steve Geffrard #1 U.S. Amateur Heavyweight Boxer headed to the 2012 Summer Olympic Trials - of Boca Raton knows firsthand the importance of giving back. As a former student that was able to overcome adversity from an early age through the warm and caring environment that the Florence Fuller Child Development Center of Boca Raton provided when there was no one at home to take care of him, it was the stepping stone he needed to excel on his path in life. Steve, now 20-years-old, continued on by earning an academic scholarship to the prestigious St. Andrew’s High School and began pursuing boxing competitively at the age of 13-years-old.

Since then, Steve has won four national boxing championships and two world championships to become the top-ranked heavyweight boxer in the U.S. and a member of the USA Boxing National Team. Steve will also be attending Nova

Southeastern University in January 2011 where he will pursue a degree in business with the ultimate goal to represent the U.S. in the 2012 Summer Olympics London. After recently hearing that donations were down for the older kids at Florence Fuller Child Development Center, Steve decided to partner with his first endorser Nike to provide a gift to each child this holiday season. During the holidays the smallest children are always the first to receive a gift at Florence Fuller, but unfortunately, the kids ranging from 1013 years of age are not as fortunate. Thanks to help of Steve and Nike though, at Tuesday’s Florence Fuller’s Holiday Party in Boca Raton, each child received a donated gift from Nike personally handed out by Steve. “I am so grateful that Nike was able to donate gifts this holiday season and give me the opportunity to give back to the kids at the Flor-

Steve Geffrard and Taylor Henry Recieve teddy bears from the kids as a Thank You

Taylor Henry gives a gift to one of the kids at the Florence Fuller Child Development Center

Kids at that the Florence Fuller Child Development Center pose with Steve Geffrard and Taylor Henry with their presents

Taylor Henry, Steve Geffrard and two kids from the Florence Fuller Child Develpment Center

ence Fuller Child Development Center – a program that did so much for me growing up,” said Steve Geffrard. “I was happy to see all of the smiles on the kids’ faces.” Taylor Henry, 19-yearsold and another alumnus of Florence Fuller Child Development Centers who attended pre-school with Steve, was aware of the shortfall of Christmas gifts

this year and asked her boss, Bruce Young, CoOwner of Delray Motors, if he could help make a difference. Bruce Young agreed without hesitation to help as well and provided Taylor with a check to purchase gifts for the children. Having been one of the children of Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Taylor knew what this meant to the children

and stated “I have so many happy memories as a child because of Florence Fuller, I wanted to do what I could to help give back during the holiday season.” For more than three decades, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers (FFCDC) has made a positive difference in the lives of young children from economically challenged families in our community. Florence Fuller Child Development Centers has been providing quality childcare, early education, family support programs and the only Head Start preschool in Boca Raton for over 39 years. FFCDC prepares children for a lifetime commitment to learning and social achievement, while empowering their families to build a brighter future.

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Proper Practice Skills By: Bobby Lopez, PGA You are not a professional, so don’t be too critical of your development. It takes time. However, you can use your limited time far better than most amateurs. Remember what we said about the way most people practice golf? These players are actually practicing bad habits. If you practice properly, you will save a lot of time and find the game of golf much more rewarding. Proper practice will build motor memory; in other words, good habits. With the right motor memory, you will be able to avoid that bunker on Number 18, even with the whole gallery (the geeks in the lounge) watching. Many teaching professionals, while giving excellent hands-on instruction, don’t give students a means for continuing self-critique. They don’t provide a spe-

cific practice plan or a way for students to observe their own development after completing a few lessons. Consequently, golfers tend to slip into their old habits, or they develop new swing faults without even realizing it. Golfers don’t plan to fail they simply fail to plan. What makes the Bobby Lopez Program uniquely effective is that it gives you a plan. Not only does it help you understand your own golf swing, but it also gives you a specific regimen to follow a program built around your own needs. It teaches you to give yourself the kind of feedback you really need in order to develop. You will learn to practice with awareness, observing your development as you move through the program. You will document your progress. Follow the plan and you will improve far more rapidly

than you imagined possible. Most of you have never even come close to practicing golf in an organized way, the way touring professionals practice. Now you will have the opportunity and the guidance to do so. Remember, practice does not make perfect; perfect practice makes perfect. Copyright Bobby Lopez and the G-TEAM and/or Robert J. Lopez Article Source: http://www.

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RUN DLC: Miami Runs Over Defending Champions in Los Angeles In a game that has been over hyped since the schedule was released over the summer, the Heat, behind a triple-double from LeBron James, beat the 2-time defending NBA Champions Lakers, 96-80, Saturday at Staples Center. Miami was led by LeBron’s 27 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and four steals. Chris Bosh tallied 24 points and 13 rebounds, and Dwyane Wade chipped in with 18 points and six assists. For the Lakers, Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol each finished with 17 points and Lamar Odom helped with 14 points and nine rebounds. There is no other way to say this, but, Los Angeles rolled over and Miami, which led by as many as 21, leave as is. Los Angeles’ effort against Miami was especially surprising after just being embarrassed by the lowly Bucks three days ago. In the past 15 games, Miami has been 13-2, with losses coming only to the Dallas Mavericks, while the Lakers have been a mediocre 8-7 and are now 2-4 against teams with a winning record. Game MVP: LeBron James LeBron James was simply sensational on Saturday; there is nothing more that needs to be said. LeBron

raises his game to another level when there’s a big game (Cleveland, Knicks, and Lakers). LeBron’s triple-double was just what Miami needed to keep the snake charmer and his gang far away from a win. Biggest Surprise of the Game: Mario Chalmers Chalmers, who logged his third most minutes this season, finished with 13 points and hit three 3-pointers. Chalmers came into the game averaging 5.2 points per game, but in his last three games he is averaging 12.3 points. Tough Night: Kobe Bryant Dwyane Wade and company held Kobe Bryant to only 17 points. There is nothing that can be done when your best player only scored 17 points in a important game. After the game, a frustrated Bryant told the media, “We always suck on Christmas. I don’t think we’re mean enough to show up on

Christmas Day and play.” The Lakers also lost to Miami on Christmas Day 2004, and they were manhandled by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers last Christmas. Lights Out Performance: Chris Bosh Chris Bosh played probably one of his best games in a Miami Heat uniform. Bosh gobbled up 13 rebounds to go with his 24 points. This is the Chris Bosh Pat Riley envisioned playing when he inked him to his 6 year deal. A double-double machine, something we’ve been missing since the days of Shaquille O’Neal. Stat of the Night: 40 The number of years that have elapsed since a player posted a triple-double on Christmas Day. Only three players have accomplished the feat along with James: Billy Cunningham, John Havlicek,and Oscar Robertson.

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Delray Beach, FL - On Saturday, December 18th the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships (ITC) held live auditions for talented and vibrant young ladies to become the world famous 2011 VolleyGirls-the promotional team for the Delray Beach ITC set for February 18 - 27, 2011. The ITC’s VolleyGirls are the ambassadors and spokespersons of the event- the iconic figurines of the ITC both on-site at the tournament’s sponsors’ private parties, PR engagements with players, as well as appearances throughout the community. As the success and notoriety of the Girls has grown, the audition process has as well, as over 400 young ladies applied. The audition was narrowed down to 25 applicants, 10 of which applied to ‘dance’ during the

ITC event and showcased their learned talents during the audition. The 2011 team will encompass the ITC’s vision of the quintessential role model for our event, the city and the sport-welcoming positive personalities, excellent public speaking and hospitality traits and entertainment elements such as dance and gymnastics. VolleyGirl’s must be at least 18 years of age, sporty, electric, engaging and charming and must be able

to work nights, weekends and during all hours of the tournament. Official VolleyGirl apparel provided by Loup, and New Balance footwear, Gym 111 membership, public speaking coaching and professional dance instruction, choreographed by Amy Williams. The 2011 VolleyGirls will make their public debut on Atlantic Avenue, January 27th at 7 pm during Delray Beach’s ever-popular “Art & Jazz on the Avenue.”

Lester Jean to Play in 86th East-West Shrine Game BOCA RATON, FL - Lester Jean, FAU wide receiver, has accepted an invitation to play in the 86th East-West Shrine Game®. The Game will be held Jan. 22, 2011 at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., kicking off at 4 p.m. EST. Lester joins an elite list of football greats, such as John Elway, Tom Brady, Brett Favre, and 62 NFL Hall of Famers, who have played in the East-West Shrine Game, America’s longest-running college all-star football game. “The East-West Shrine Game has always fielded players among college football’s best,” said East-West Shrine Game Executive Di-

rector Harold Richardson. “With all 32 NFL teams represented by GMs, coaches and scouts during game week, our players have the terrific opportunity to showcase their talents and get their first glimpse of life in the NFL. `Just Like on Sunday.’” While the teams are divided by East and West, the players come together for the beneficiary of the event, Shriners Hospitals for Children®, an international pediatric specialty health care system. “We hope our supporters all over the country will come out and enjoy this exciting game,” said Douglas E. Maxwell, president and CEO of Shriners Hospitals

for Children. “Our health care system depends on the generosity of our supporters, and this game is one of our signature events benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children®.” Those who would like to support Lester and the EastWest Shrine Game can do the following: Attend the East-West Shrine Game in Orlando on Jan. 22 at 4 p.m. EST Tune in to the NFL Network on Jan. 22 at 4 p.m. EST to watch the live broadcast Sign up as a volunteer online at www. For more information about the East-West Shrine Game, please visit www.

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BOCA RATON, FL - Despite putting five players in double-figures, the Lynn University men’s basketball team fell to the University of Indianapolis, 9486, Sunday night at the de Hoernle Sports & Cultural Center in the LU Courtyard by Marriott Holiday Classic. The Fighting Knights fall to 2-8 while the Greyhounds improve to 7-2. Chris Hall recorded 20 points to lead the Fighting Knights on 6-16 shooting and also posted a team-high five assists. Junior Cameron McCallum had a double-double in his debut in the Blue & White, tallying 18 points and 12 rebounds in just 25 minutes. The transfer from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La., went 7-9 from the floor and also got to the line ten times. Jovan Robinson also scored 18 for the Fighting Knights while Josh Garcia and Jimmy Gaskins pitched in with 12 and 11 points, respectively. LU shot well from the field going 48.1% on the night, but Indy shot better at 50.8%. Both teams also made their share of threes with Lynn making 12 and the ‘Hounds sinking 11 on

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