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911 gets Facelift

Family, fun & fishing The 21st annual Children’s Holiday Fishing Classic proved fun for all ages. PAGE 11 Volume 2, Number 1

Monthly Little League Champs

Palm Beach is the first county in Florida – and one of the first in the nation – to implement the new Next Generation Capable 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) telephone system system.

The Cubs proved victorious in the Wellington Little League fall championship in the coach-pitch division that just ended.




January 2012

Celebrating 100 years

The South Florida Fair comes to town Jan. 13-29 Happy 103th birthday, and many more As Wellington resident Dorothy Godfrey celebrates her 103rd birthday, she takes time to reflect on her long life.


6th Annual Yoga Day takes place Jan. 21 The Meyer Amphitheatre in downtown West Palm Beach will be the setting for the free outdoor event.


World Dressage Masters coming Top champions will be featured as The International Polo Club’s world-class dressage competition takes place at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center Jan. 26-28.


INSIDE Local Happenings ................4, 5 In Brief................................6 Nice and Easy ........................8 Arts & Entertainment ............ 10 Community Round-Up ........ 13, 17 Manely Speaking....................15 Outside The Neighborhood .......19 Just For the Fun of It ............. 22 Classifieds .......................... 23

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Wellington resident Ana Cusell, who was laid off last April from her position as a vice president at a private wealth management firm, shows off her creation – the UnFrame – currently available at all Palm Beach County Walgreens stores.

FRAMED for SUCCESS What Steve Jobs did with the iPhone, Ana Cusell is doing with the UnFrame – giving the world a product it didn’t know it needed. By ANGIE FRANCALANCIA Neighborhood News Group

WELLINGTON — The dozens of Christmas cards and holiday photos neatly arranged on a foyer table in Ana Cusell’s home stand as a testament to her perseverance in making her dream of owning her own company a reality. Every card and photo from friends and family stands nicely on its own, aided by a little piece of cardboard that adheres to the back and provides a third leg to prop them up. What Steve Jobs did with the iPhone and iPad, Cusell and her husband Robert are doing with the UnFrame – giving the world a product it might not have known it needed. Ana Cusell is the picture of a modern entrepreneur. After losing her job in the spring of 2011, she took the idea she’d been toying with and put all her efforts into launching her company. The idea blossomed about two years ago when she went hunting for something to use to prop up her own Christmas

cards and photos. She had seen the same devices used at financial institutions where she worked to prop up signs at the teller windows. After some research, she found the product, but it wasn’t being marketed to consumers. It was being sold only in large quantities to sign companies and the photography trade. Undeterred, she ordered the smallest box: 500. “Robert and I always talked about starting a business,” Cusell said. “And the idea of the UnFrame originated when I needed something to display the photo cards I received that holiday season.” But it wasn’t until Cusell got laid off last April from her position as a vice president at a private wealth management firm in Palm Beach that things really started moving. “When I was laid off, I said this was meant to be,” said Cusell, who, along with Robert, a captain with the Palm Beach County Fire Department, have two daughters, 26-year-old

Ashley and 14-year-old Alex. “I decided to roll up my sleeves and take this to the next level.” So with the aid of Cusell’s entrepreneurial spirit, lots of research, assistance from experts and – perhaps most important – an infusion of cash from the family’s savings, Cusell dove right in. “In the beginning, I was working 20-hour days,” Cusell recalls. And that’s also when she started negotiating with retailers. The fact that she had no experience in starting a business didn’t deter her in the slightest. And looking back now, that could have been a blessing. “As we began to pursue this, we realized how much we didn’t know,” she says. “I decided that I wouldn’t let that deter me, but that meant that I would have to surround myself with professionals who were experts in their field and whom I could trust to guide me through each step of this process.” And there were times during the past year when Cusell worSEE UNFRAME / PAGE 12

WEST PALM BEACH — Little did a group of local businessmen in 1912 know that when they decided it would be smart to promote the area’s agriculture industry, they planted the seed of what is now the Palm Beach County Fair and Exposition. Today, the South Florida Fair is not only the oldest local event in the community, but also the largest – drawing more than one-half million visitors every January. This January, the Fair celebrates 100 years with a blend of show favorites and events along with first-time promotions, such as the South Florida Fair Marching Band. Look for the band, which will be featured in the parades held during the Fair. The 2012 South Florida Fair Centennial runs Jan. 13-29 on the South Florida Fairgrounds off Southern Boulevard. The entire 17 day spectacle, including the exposition theme, will be a celebration of 100 years of the Fair and the community. National recording acts include John Anderson, John Michael Montgomery, Colt Ford and Grand Funk Railroad. New family entertainment acts include Dale Scott, the Future of Magic and The Mitchell Showboat Marionettes. Hypnotist Mark Yuzuik returns along with the Racing Pigs and The Extreme Canines Stunt Dog Show. Advance discount ride and admission tickets are currently on sale. For complete information about the South Florida Fair, including admission prices, go online to 

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Winter registration is Jan. 9-12 and Jan. 23-26, 2012 Mon-Thurs from 4-8PM at the school. Cash, check or money orders only. NO CREDIT or DEBIT CARDS. You can also enroll by clipping and mailing the coupon at the bottom of this page, complete with course selections. Classes begin the week of Jan. 23, 2012. Some classes have fees for materials. * Denotes book or other materials fees that must be purchased by the student. Golf classes are held at Lone Pine Golf Center, Military Trail, West Palm Beach (across from Rapids Water Park). Full refunds will be issued if a class is cancelled. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ONCE A CLASS BEGINS. A $10 NON-REFUNDABLE FEE WILL BE WITHHELD WHEN A STUDENT TERMINATES HIS/HER REGISTRATION BEFORE A CLASS STARTS. Checks must be received no later than Jan. 20, 2012. Any payments after that date must be paid by money order or cash.

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Local Happenings Lunch meeting offers info about Alzheimer’s

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authors known for their political commentary on most major television networks, will discuss their new book, “Our Haggadah: Uniting Traditions for Interfaith Families,” at the Delaire Country Club in Delray Beach Thursday, Jan. 12. They will talk about their own marriage and family life with the hundreds of guests at this annual event. An Emmy Award-winning journalist, Cokie Roberts is a contributing senior news analyst for National Public Radio, and political commentator for ABC News. As a Washington pundit, Steve Roberts contributes regularly to ABC Radio, Washington Week in Review, CNN and “Hardball” with Chris Matthews. The review of their book takes place at 10:30 a.m. at the Delaire Country Club, 4645 White Cedar Lane in Delray Beach. Cost is $45 for Jewish Community Club members, $55 for guests. Tickets are available online at

Mary M. Barnes, president and chief executive officer of Alzheimer’s Community Care, will speak on her organization’s work at the Tuesday, Jan. 10 noon luncheon of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. A non-profit organization, NARFE provides specialized care to patients and caregivers living with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Barnes also will be available to answer questions. The luncheon will be held at the Sugar Cane Island Bistro, 353 U.S. 1, just south of Indiantown Road in the Jupiter Bay Plaza. Social hour, including a cash bar, starts at 11:30 a.m. A buffet luncheon will be served at noon. Cost is $14. NARFE is open for membership to federal civilian employees, retirees, spouses and survivors. For more information, call George Lesino at (561) 624-2400.

Benjamin School to honor local judge

Best-selling authors to discuss new book

The public is invited to attend The Benjamin School’s 3rd annual Martin Luther King Jr.

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Pet of the Month

Cole is a 6-year-old neutered male Labrador Retriever mix. Cole is housebroken and loves to socialize. He is very smart and knows how to sit, shake and roll-over on command! He is very playful and would love a semi-active household where he will have a family that has as much love to offer him as he does for them. His adoption fee is only $58; please ask for ID#1162447. Adoption fees include rabies vaccination, license tag, microchip, spay or neuter surgery and more. To view other adoptable pets at Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, visit them at 7100 Belvedere Rd., West Palm Beach, or go online to For more information, call 233-1200.

Celebration Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 13, at the school’s Healey Athletic Center at 4875 Grandiflora Rd. in Palm Beach Gardens. Sheree Davis Cunningham was appointed as a county court judge by Gov. Lawton Chiles in November 1993. Cunningham’s appointment marked the first time in Palm Beach County history that an African American woman has served as a jurist. Due to limited seating, reservations are encouraged by calling (561) 472-3451 or by sending an e-mail to sbrady@

Maltz Theatre set to host annual gala at The Breakers

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s ninth annual gala, “We’ve Got Elegance,” is set to shine and sparkle as the non-profit theater’s most spectacular and elegant evening of the year. Inspired by the theater’s upcoming production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Hello, Dolly!,” this year’s gala will take place at 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, at The Breakers in Palm Beach. Guests will be transported back in time to the turn of the 20th century, complete with magnificent hats, glittering gowns and more. A cocktail reception and silent auction will be followed by dinner, live auction and dancing to the music


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located at 531 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach. For more information, call (561) 233.1757 or go online to

‘Taste of Compassion’ to benefit Quantum House

It’s not too early to begin planning a vegetable garden for 2012. So says Arthur Kirstein, coordinator of agricultural economic development at the Mounts Botanical Garden. He will teach a workshop about how to successfully grow vegetables in the backyard on Saturday, Jan. 14. This program focuses on establishing and managing small vegetable projects. Tips on site preparation, seedling establishment, planting, maintenance and harvesting also will be covered. Recommended for the intermediate level gardener, interested persons should register early, as this popular workshop has sold out quickly in the past. The workshop starts at 9 a.m. and continues until 1 p.m. Cost for members is $30, for non-members, $40. Mounts Botanical Garden is

More than 25 chefs from the American Culinary Federation, Palm Beach County Chapter, and a variety of local restaurants will join for the eighth annual “Taste of Compassion,” a gourmet event benefitting Quantum House. The food and wine tasting event will take place at the Harriet Himmel Theater in CityPlace, at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 16, preceded by a 6 p.m. VIP reception. Taste of Compassion will feature an array of epicurean offerings from four different courses and a selection of more than 65 wines presented by Southern Wine and Spirits. Guests can enjoy foods from participating restaurants and clubs including The Breakers, McCormick and Schmick’s, Ruth’s Chris and Paddy Mac’s. The event will also feature a silent auction consisting of items for the “foodie” at heart and live entertainment. Tickets are $75 each. VIP tickets are $125. Quantum House is a nonprofit hospitality house that


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provides lodging for more than 500 family members each year while their children are receiving treatments for serious medical conditions in Palm Beach County. For more information about Taste of Compassion call Natalie Carron at (561) 494-0515.

Polo Club to host meditation workshop

A two-day meditation workshop will be held at the International Polo Club of Palm Beach Jan. 20-21, with Sharon Salzberg and Mark Epstein, two of the West’s most prominent Buddhist teachers. The workshop is designed to help participants gain greater control of their unconscious by providing useful tools for improving life’s daily stress levels and by eliminating inclinations toward negative thoughts and feelings. The workshop is suitable for both new and experienced meditators. Sharon Salzberg is an author and co-founder of The Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA. Her latest book is a New York Times best seller, “Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program.” Mark Epstein is also an author and a psychiatrist in private practice and a clinical assistant professor of the post doctoral program in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis at New York University.

Cost of $225 includes both days and meals. Special rates are available for IPC and Wanderers Club members. The event begins with check-in at 5 p.m. on Friday, followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m. The first meditation session begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s schedule starts with breakfast at 7:30 a.m., followed by two morning and two afternoon sessions. Lunch is included. The International Polo Club of Palm Beach is located at 3667 120th Ave. S. in Wellington between Lake Worth Road and Pierson Road. To purchase tickets, call (561) 282-5334.

Yoga Day takes place Jan. 21 at WPB Waterfront

The Meyer Amphitheatre in downtown West Palm Beach will be the setting for Yoga Day, a free outdoor event that will take place 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21. The sixth annual Yoga Day will offer 14 classes led by teachers from various studios. Sample choices include a physical practice, a movement series, alignment, foundations, balance, partner-up and mindfulness as well as yoga for children. These classes offer stress relief, improved physicality, balance and flexibility. Classes will take place in two settings – on the main

amphitheater area and on the east berm overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Each participant is asked to bring a mat or buy one there. In addition to the classes, participants may also get a henna tattoo, have their faces painted, or shop the marketplace for things related to yoga and a healthy life. For more information call (561) 281-5895.

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Tickets on sale for Wellington’s FatherDaughter dance

Fathers, step-fathers, grandfathers and all blends of families are invited to Wellington’s annual Father-Daughter Dance Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Village Park Gymnasium. It will be a night designed for dads to share with their daughters, ages 5 to 14, and includes dancing, dinner, games and pictures. Each couple will receive a free keepsake to cherish the memories of this fun evening. The dance is from 6 to 9 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale through Friday, Jan. 27, at the Wellington Community Center and the Village Park Gymnasium. Cost is $50 per resident couple and $62.50 per non-resident couple. Additional tickets may be purchased for $20 per resident and $25 per non-resident. For more information, call (561) 791-4005.

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The Auto Show of the Palm Beaches Presented by Northwood University

February 25-26, 2012

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In Brief Women’s softball league needs players

Free tax prep offered at Vickers House

Female players are being sought for the Greater Palm Beaches Women’s Slow Pitch Softball League for 2012. The league plays Sundays at Howard Park, 1302 Parker Ave. in West Palm Beach. City residence is not required. For more information, send an e-mail to softballgalhere@ or call (561) 758-8082 for details.

PBC Citizens Justice Academy accepting applications

The Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission is accepting applications for its 23rd Citizens Justice Academy. The 10-week program runs from Jan. 12 through Mar. 15. Classes are held Thursdays from 6 - 9 p.m. This free program is open to Palm Beach County citizens who want to learn more about the criminal justice system. Participants will be informed about local law enforcement efforts, including PBSO Special Operations. A tour of the Main Detention Center, the Palm Beach County Courthouse and the PBC Medical Examiner’s Office is included. The academy is limited to the first 50 enrollees due to space limitations. To register, call (561) 355-4943 or go online to Registration closes

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The Cubs won the 7-8 year-old Wellington Little League fall championship in the coach-pitch division this past season, winning the playoffs as well as the regular season. The Cubs were ranked No. 1 heading into the playoffs, then went on to win all their playoff games to win a spot in the championship. The team won decisively with an 8-1 victory. Proudly displaying their trophies are, front row from left, Timothy Starr, Jace Lovell, Eli Wilson, JoJo Fedoruk, Ryan Oswald and Jackson Spellman. Middle row from left are Max Goldman, Max Epstein, Andrew Schaefer, David Kane, Alan Bencosme and Casey Siner. The team’s coaches are, back row from left, David Goldman, Mike Lovell, JP Hernandez and Jeremy Fedoruk.

Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Free fair tickets offered to all area centenarians Centenarians will be admitted free this year to the South Florida Fair. It’s one of the promotions to mark the observance of the fair’s 100th birthday. Any person age 100 or

older may have free, unlimited admission to the 17-day-long fair, Jan. 13-29. The fairgrounds are located off Southern Boulevard. For centenarian tickets, call the South Florida Fair Public Relations Office at (561) 7956408 or send an e-mail to A fair representative will process a complimentary any-day

Hey, Wellington, we’re coming to your schools! And parents, you’re invited too! Join your child at his or her elementary school during their scheduled PE Class and have some FUN with 10 and Under Tennis Games! DATE



Tues., Jan. 10 .......................Binks Forest Elem. Thurs., Jan. 12 ......................Elbridge Gale Elem. Fri., Jan. 13 ...........................Discovery Key Elem. Tues., Jan. 17 .......................Equestrian Trails Elem.


Thurs., Jan. 19 ......................New Horizons Elem. Fri., Jan. 20...........................Everglades Elem. Mon., Jan. 23 ........................Panther Run Elem. Tues., Jan. 24 .......................Wellington Elem.

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admission pass. For more information, call 561-793-0333.

Help offered to those hit by down economy For those who have experienced financial hardship due to job loss or reduced hours resulting in a shrinking income, the federal government has allocated funds to the State of Florida to help. Applications are free. Those who qualify may be eligible to receive up to six months of mortgage payments. Applications will be available in the Clematis Room of the West Palm Beach Library at 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 8. For more information, call the library at 868-7703.

Wellington launches Facebook, Twitter pages

For the latest happenings in Wellington just check the city’s new Facebook and Twitter pages online at CityofWellington and twitter. com/City_Wellington. These Web sites will have the latest information about events, activities and programs as well as helpful information for residents. The links to Wellington’s social networking Web sites are also posted on Wellington’s Web site,

Free VITA tax preparation service is available for those who qualify at both Vickers House locations Jan. 18 through April 15. If you earned less than $50,000 in 2011, you may be able to get an earned income tax credit up to $5,751. VITA is a program of United Way of Palm Beach County that partners with the Internal Revenue Service and the Vickers House. Free tax preparation is offered by trained volunteers. Call the north location at (561) 804-4970 or the south locationat (561) 804-4970 to make an appointment. Spanish translation assistance will be available at both locations. Joint returns require both filers to be present to sign the tax return. Persons seeking this service must bring:  Photo IDs (self and spouse’s if filing jointly);  W2s and all form 1099s for 2011;  Social Security cards for all family members;  Correct birth dates for all family members;  Voided check or savings account number for optional direct deposit of any refund. Households with a gross income of $50,000 or less in 2011 can qualify for free tax preparation through VITA.

Palms West Chamber to offer leadership training

Be a part of the Palms West Chamber’s premier leadership program that has served to develop local leaders of business, community and government. This five-day interactive course begins with a private cocktail reception for new candidates and alumni hosted by the South Florida Fair on Thursday, Jan. 19. The first day of the program is Thursday, Jan. 26, and continues with dates in February, March, April and May. Tuition is $300 for chamber members, $450 for nonmembers. Applications must be received by Friday, Jan. 13. Tuition includes breakfast, lunch, supplies, and transportation to selected sites on each of the five days. Enrollment is limited to 30 candidates. For more information, call Mary Lou Bedford at (561) 7906200 or send an e-mail to her at



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NICE AND EASY by Ernie Zimmerman

No debate: Ernie is looking for a kindler, gentler hobby Ernie’s enjoyment of attending meetings is coming to an end as he finds himself getting into more and more heated arguments. When I retired from the working world a few years back, I knew I needed a hobby that would occupy my time and keep me out of trouble. I didn’t want to fall into the trap of staying home watching TV or playing with the computer (that is, my newly upgraded computer). Doing without the computer wasn’t hard for me. TV, on the other hand, was another story. I’m an admitted news junkie and staying away from TV news was going to be very hard for me – especially since the TV in my new man cave has over 800 stations to choose from. But nowadays the so-called 24/7 news shows have become so bad and boring it doesn’t bother me one bit to miss them. And the local news is so minor league that my decision to tune out was easy. (I don’t know why they call it local news anymore – at best they show about five

Hands down, the best part of golf is driving the cart. (If anyone is looking for a golf cart driver, I’m your man.) I don’t like to fish, even though I grew up in a fishing community. Fishing and I just don’t get along. I get so sea sick, in my younger years my friends would take me fishing with them because they knew I would provide the chum, if you know what I mean. I’ve even tried playing tennis, however the few times I played I thought I’d have to go to the heart doctor after the game. (Tennis is a lot harder than it looks.) I used to enjoy the beach and always lived close to one. However, there’s lot of critters off our waters (sharks come to mind) that we didn’t see too often up north. So, the beach and I are not the friends we used to be.

minutes of local news). I also keep wondering how many weather reports are needed in a half-hour news show. If someone asks me if it’s going to rain today, I can give the local weather report in about 10 seconds. (Two of our local stations have done away with their sports departments, maybe they should start looking at doing away with the weather people, too.) So with TV news becoming less and less appealing, I’m finding myself in need of a new hobby. I don’t play golf – or even like it for that matter. I can’t understand the thrill of chasing a little white ball all over a field of green. I will say though, the few times I tried to play golf I discovered I can hit the ball far, but I couldn’t get the little ball into the little hole.

So what was my hobby of choice? I’m a meeting person. I don’t know why, but I like going to meetings. Political meetings, social club meetings, you name it, I’ve most likely been there, done that. They keep me busy, plus most of the meetings I attend keep my brain working at its max. Most days I attend between two and three meetings. I belong to more organizations then I can count on my fingers and toes. But a strange thing is beginning to happen to me in these meetings. As those who know me will attest, I have always been an opinionated person, but in my later years I’m becoming “super” opinionated. I find myself getting into some very heated debates. At first I was enjoying the give and take of these so-called debates, but that enjoyment is coming to an end. I find it very hard to sit at some of these meetings and say nothing, so I’ve decided I need

a new hobby. As my membership in all of my organizations expire, I don’t think I will renew any of them. (I think I hear a lot of folks clapping at about this point.) So I’m asking you, my readers and friends, please help me find a new hobby. If you don’t want to help me, please do it for my wife Sharon, because she is the one who will be stuck with me in the house every day. She’s already having nightmares just thinking about that. Just send an e-mail to me at My wife will thank you. Ernie Zimmerman, a retired New York City police officer and Vietnam veteran, walks at least three miles a day and takes life nice and easy in Wellington, where he and his wife Sharon have lived for more than 27 years.

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At The Movies

On Stage Theater & Concerts Bank Atlantic Center

One Panther Way, Sunrise (954) 835-8000 Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band – Jan. 12 / $39-$99 Red Hot Chili Peppers – Jan. 20 / $39.50-$59.50 Jeff Dunham – Feb. 11 / $59.50 Andrea Bocelli – Feb. 14 / $78.75-$378.75 Disney’s Phineas and Ferb – March 2 / $17-$56 Rammstein – April 20 / $35-$78

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Lake Worth Playhouse

713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth - 586-6410 The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Jan. 19 - Feb. 5 / $23-$32

Palm Beach Dramaworks

201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach 514-4042 The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds – Jan. 6-29 / $55 The Pitmen Painters – Feb. 17 - March 11 / $55

PBSC Eissey Campus Theatre 11051 Campus Dr., Palm Beach Gardens 207-5900 Golden Dragon Acrobats – Jan. 9 / $25-$30

Live Local Music Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) gets up close and personal with one of his new four-legged neighbors in “We Bought a Zoo.”

‘We Bought a Zoo’ not as hairy as it looks By CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie Writer

Sometimes, reacting to a movie is all about the expectations you bring with you walking into it. “We Bought a Zoo” is about a family that buys a zoo. It’s as high-concept as you can get, outside of maybe “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” or “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry,” and it’s equally straightforward in wearing its heart on its sleeve. We know to expect this ahead of time because “We Bought a Zoo” comes from Cameron Crowe, the writer-director of “Say Anything ...,” ”Jerry Maguire,” ”Almost Famous” and, more recently, the 2005 flop “Elizabethtown.” We know there will be some poignantly phrased life lessons in store for this family as they struggle to reconnect after the mother’s death. The whole exercise could have been agonizingly mawkish, and/or filled with cheap, lazy animal-poop jokes. And yet, it’s not. It’s actually surprisingly charming and more emotionally understated than the material would suggest, and a lot of that has to do with Matt Damon’s performance. He is an actor incapable of faking it, one who cannot mail it in, and so he brings great authenticity and gravitas to the role of Benjamin Mee, a widower and father of two. (“We Bought a Zoo,” which Crowe co-wrote with Aline Brosh McKenna, is based on a true story with some tweaks.) Six months after his wife died

of cancer, Benjamin is struggling to move on. He’s having trouble dedicating himself to his career as a Los Angeles newspaper columnist and finds himself squabbling with his troublemaking teenage son, Dylan (Colin Ford); meanwhile, his younger daughter, Rosie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones), is an impossibly adorable angel. Benjamin thinks a change of scenery might help, so he quits his job and moves the family to a rustic, rambling house on 18 acres outside the city. Seems perfect – except for the fact that the land includes an animal park that has fallen into disrepair. Since Benjamin is a writer and not a zoologist, he has no idea what he’s doing. He gets some help from the park’s ragtag, hippie crew, led by Scarlett Johansson as the hottest zookeeper on the planet. Moving to a zoo – spoiler alert! – eventually helps everyone reconcile. No big shocker there. And no, this does not occur through the mystical power of the animals radiating positive vibes to the universe. The lions and tigers and bears are mercifully free of cloying anthropomorphism. Basically, father and

son are just stuck in the middle of nowhere and the necessity for teamwork thrusts them back together. Dylan also makes friends with the only other kid his age on the grounds, the ebullient Lily, played by Elle Fanning. Yes, “We Bought a Zoo” is sentimental and overlong, and full of obligatory fish-out-ofwater physical humor. But everyone is so good in it – especially Damon, who brings real emotional truth to his character’s grieving process – that it’s hard not to be won over. Johansson has a no-nonsense likability about her performance, and the suggested romance between her character and Damon’s, while easy to predict, isn’t milked for easy heart-tugging. It’s a beautiful film, too: Everything is bathed in this sort of magical sunlight, the work of cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto (“Brokeback Mountain,””Lust, Caution”), which enhances the sensation that anything is possible. This is the first feature from Crowe since the heavy-handed, overly quirky “Elizabethtown,” and while it’s not a complete return to form, it’s close enough.

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1977 College Dr., Belle Glade (561) 993-1160 The Two and Only – Jan. 12 / adults: $20; seniors: $17; children: $10 Guy Penrod – Jan. 26 / adults: $25; seniors: $21; children: $10

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Wholesome family fishing a Wellington holiday tradition By BOB MARKEY II Neighborhood News Group

WELLINGTON — Forty-five children and their families spent the Saturday before Winter Break outdoors, catching fish as large as 18 pounds and winning trophies and prizes in the Children’s Holiday Fishing Classic at Lake Wellington. The 21st annual free fishing tournament is organized by Christina Weber and family and volunteers, with support from the Village of Wellington, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and sponsors. Toddlers to teenagers 15 and younger packed the circular village pier behind the community center trying their luck with live and plastic worms, bread and other treats. The action heated up early with weigh-ins of a bunch of bream, tilapia and other panfish and highlighted by the catch of several huge grass carp – a duo weighing in at 12 pounds, 4 ounces and 18 pounds, 4 ounces. In the case of the smaller fish, it was almost as large as its captor, Alison Duchrow, 7, of Wellington. Nicole Linn, 15, of Wellington caught the near-19-pounder, winning the biggest fish prize. Maximo Roldan, 8, of Wellington was skunked, but his 11-year-old brother Lucas placed first in the Bluegill (ages 10-12) division with a 4-pound tilapia in their fifth year of the tourney. Living on a lake, the boys get plenty of practice, said their mother, Kathryn. Maximo once caught an 8-pound bass, his favorite fish. “It’s an annual event,” Kathryn Roldan said. “We love to fish and they (organizers) do a great job.” Other trophies, tackle boxes and other donated fishing gear were awarded for first, second and third place (based on the total weight of fish caught and released) in each age group: 6 and under; 7 to 9; 10 to 12; and 13 to 15. Every participant left with a Gambler Lures pack. Liam, 11, brother Brian, 10, and dad Robert Stokes of Wellington covered the lake-

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Harrison Crotts, 7, of Jupiter, who placed first in the Shiner Division (ages 7-9) with three fish totaling 22 pounds, 10 ounces in the 21st Annual Holiday Children’s Fishing Tournament on Lake Wellington, is helped with a large grass carp by volunteer Troy Weber.

front well but their only fish came too early. The talented bass and catfish anglers “caught one before (the tourney started),” said Brian, who has won a first place prize before. Liam has taken second and third places in the past. Robert said the tourney timing was perfect. “I wanted something I could do with the

kids.” Jason Thomas, 8, of Whippoorwill Lakes, came with his father Chris and grandfather Gordon Paget for the first time. “It’s awesome. Anything they do for the local kids is cool – especially when you keep it free for some of the kids who can’t afford it because of the economy,” Chris Thomas said.


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“It’s Dad, Grandpa and little guy – you know what I mean?” Yes, the outdoors camaraderie and teaching of a wholesome sport is what the tourney has been about since it was started in 1990 by Tom Sawyer. “I told this one mother – when her daughter caught a big grass carp – that kid will be hooked on fishing for the rest

of her life. It’s an experience and a memory that they’ll cherish,” said Sawyer. “The kids get so excited. I even get excited when the kids catch the fish. It’s nice to share the same feelings,” Weber said. Weber, 22, first fished in the tournament “when she was a kid with her brother,” Sawyer said. “Her brother, Ryan Kenny, got a trophy and she didn’t and she has never forgiven me for that.” “I was so mad at him (Ryan). He had it on his desk for like a year and I had to look at it. I was so mad and I never let Tom forget it,” Weber joked. But she was hooked and can now often be found in her kayak bass fishing and is part of the angling industry. The tourney had drawn as many as 142 children. The day’s drizzle probably cut the number, but Weber hopes to grow the event. “Tom really did everything for me. He just kind of handed it to me,” Weber said. “I just want to reach more kids. Hopefully some day we will have so many that they need to build a new dock.” “It’s nice to see it has been turned over to someone else that appreciates it and is going to get as much enjoyment out of it as I have,” Sawyer said. “It’s been well taken care of. The community supports it. It’s been a lot of fun. The kids and the fish are the story.”

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invaluable advice on retail pricing. I had no idea about pricing and retailer expectations,” she says. They say when it rains it pours. The nation’s largest arts and crafts retailer, Michael’s, was the first company to place an order, and when it did, Cusell scrambled. They gave her two weeks to ship 25,000 units for its 1,023 stores in the United States and Canada. “When I received that call, I felt that the culmination of all those months of hard work had finally paid off,” Cusell said. Cusell had to turn to a fulfillment firm to fill the order. She chose Palm Beach Habilitation Center in Lake Worth to package the product. There, developmentally and physically disabled adults assemble the products into the individual cellophane sleeves, pack in cases of 48, and then prepare the pallets for shipping. And since right after Thanksgiving, Cusell’s UnFrame is currently being test marketed in all the Walgreens stores in Palm Beach County. Though Cusell’s dream of starting her own business has been realized, she says she’ll celebrate when the retailers’ checks arrive along with the new year and puts them in the black on their business venture. They’re also hoping the Walgreens test market will result in orders from all 8,000 stores. “That would be a nice problem to have,” she said. 

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Wellington resident says eating right, good genes the secret to turning 103

From the Mayor

Wellington’s future is tied to our horses

By ANGIE FRANCALANCIA Neighborhood News Group

WELLINGTON — In the lush garden of Dorothy Godfrey’s home, peppers, radishes and tomatoes grow in the back yard, while multitudes of shrubs and flowering plants adorn the front. “I’ve been gardening all of my life,” she says. She knows the value of being able to grow food to eat, having lived through hard times before. And she’s been recognized for her dedication to gardening. Inside on her living room wall is a plaque from the Wellington Garden Club recognizing her efforts. That was a few years back on her 95th birthday. Adjacent to it is a certificate from St. Rita Catholic Church’s Forever Young club when they had the “blowout” party for her 100th. Age has never stood in the way of Dorothy Hockaday Godfrey, who has spent more than 10 decades making a good life for herself and her family. Dorothy turned 103 Dec. 7, not really much of a milestone, she says. After all, she had an aunt who lived to be 107. But 70 years after her birthday was overshadowed by the attack on Pearl Harbor that led to the United States’ entry into World War II, Dorothy doesn’t dwell on the date much. When asked to reflect, she’ll admit amazement that she’s surpassed 100. Most of her Sugar Pond Manor neighbors might be amazed as well. She’s a longtimer in Wellington, having moved down from her life-long home in Selmer, Tennessee, to live with her youngest son in 1993. But for a person who has seen 10 decades, her Wellington life is just a small slice. “I keep thinking about that other depression,” she says, reflecting back. “It was bad, and I guess worse than this one because people didn’t have much.” Dorothy Hockaday was a young woman then, running a beauty shop in Tupelo, Mississippi, the first place to have electricity in the area, she remembers. “When the depression came, everything went so bad,” she recalls. She moved back to her family’s farm in Selmer. “We grew everything we ate. People who didn’t, why, they’d starve to death. You’d be surprised how little you can live on.” Dorothy had married Glenn

Most of us agree that a strong equestrian presence will be good for Wellington. By MAYOR DARELL BOWEN Exclusive to Palms West Monthly

With the holiday season behind us, we have come to the most exciting time of the year – the Winter Equestrian Season. From January through April, more than 14,000 horses will fill our barns and pastures and they are here to compete. Crunch the numbers, that’s one horse for every four people. Even if you aren’t a horse lover, you can’t deny that’s a whole lot of hay. Riders, owners and spectators participating in Wellington’s winter equestrian activities pump more than $350 million dollars into our economy every year. That spending benefits us all. During these uncertain times it is more important than ever to protect Wellington’s equestrian community. We all need to recognize that we must work together to make smart decisions that will promote the equestrian lifestyle and preserve Wellington’s traditional “Great Home Town” values. As a community Wellington is continuing to look at the equestrian community and build focus groups whose goal is to recommend better options to preserve, protect and enhance the equestrian lifestyle. A major part of our planning efforts will be surveying the entire equestrian community. As a community we need a better understanding of the equestrian disciplines and their needs both present and future. Wellington’s future is inexorably tied to our horses. Almost everyone can agree that horses and Wellington have been good for each other. Most of us agree that a stronger equestrian presence will ultimately be good for Wellington. Expanding the equestrian

season does not mean more horses and more disruptions to our unique lifestyle. What it can do is provide the opportunity for more competition, more stable property values and an assurance that horses will remain in Wellington. It will have the added benefit of encouraging businesses that produce equestrian products and services to stay in Wellington year round. It can encourage business to bring their corporate headquarters or perhaps a secondary base here to Wellington. There is no limit to the positive impact enhancing our equestrian elements could have on the entire Wellington community. I am proud that Wellington has grown into a Great Hometown with excellent schools, parks and facilities. Without a doubt equestrians are truly our X-Factor. They put us on the map nationally and internationally. By looking at our past and our present, we can continue to build our equestrian community and do it sustainably. I encourage you to visit one of the many equestrian events hosted in Wellington in the coming months. Some facilities even offer free admission to events, providing the perfect opportunity for you and your family to truly experience our unique and wonderful equestrian community. On behalf of Wellington’s Council I wish you and your family a healthy, happy and prosperous new year!

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Wellington resident Dorothy Godfrey, who celebrated her 103rd birthday on Dec. 7, shows off her garden where she grows her own peppers, tomatoes and radishes.

Godfrey, the beau she met in Tupelo, when she was 21. The following year in 1932 when things really hit, the pair would move back to Selmer to the 500-acre farm of Dorothy’s childhood. It’s the place they raised their five children. Everybody worked on the farm. Dorothy also had a flower shop in Selmer. And later, she would own a ceramics shop. Her biggest job, she said, was subdividing half her family’s land after her father’s death, and selling it as homesteads. Folks who live on Godfrey Circle in Selmer might not know that Dorothy is the Godfrey who created their neighborhood. It was Dorothy’s brother, Arnold “Tiny” Hockaday, who forged the family’s path to Florida. He owned Hockaday Trucking of Fort Pierce, a longhaul trucking company. At one time, two of Dorothy’s sons, Don and Billy, worked for their uncle. “We made trips down here,” she said. And because Don and her third son, Steve, got into flying, she sometimes got the chance to fly in small planes. She recalls her and Don traveling to Wellington and landing at the strip in the Aero Club. “Well, I just love flying,” she said. “I enjoyed all kinds of trav-

eling.” But she did most of her traveling about the time most seniors are slowing down, crossing the country in a camper with the older of her two daughters, Pat. “We went to California, then went north to Alaska,” Dorothy said. “Another time, we went to Hawaii, and spent a week over there,” she said. “I went to Pearl Harbor,” where she and Pat toured the spot where the United States was attacked by Japan. She was reminded of a cousin who was an instructor on a submarine. Her oldest, Billy Glenn, would later enlist. “You know it’s the awfulest feeling to have them ship out,” she said. She pauses to reflect. “Steve died with cancer when he was 44. And Pat was 67 when she died with cancer. I buried 3 of my children with cancer.” Her oldest son, Billy Glenn, died in 2006. While both of her living children live near, her 17 grandchildren “are scattered everywhere,” she said. “I just don’t see them like I like.” Dorothy attributes her long life to eating right, good genes, and a good outlook on life. “I’ve lived a good life,” she said. “But I’ve made it a good life.”



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Rider’s resolve will put her back in the saddle It seems that most resolutions can be more easily reached with better time management By LAURA DANOWSKI Neighborhood News Group

Ah, once again, time for mutterings of “Where has time gone?” Either spoken or rolled between one’s ears, the sentiment also carts along the “fourletter” word r-e-s-o-l-u-t-i-o-n. Bleech! A loose definition of resolution is a commitment made by an individual to a lasting personal goal, project or reforming of a habit. This lifestyle change is generally interpreted as advantageous.   I’ve never been good at resolution, but lately find myself intrigued by resolve, and concerned with why things have or have not happened.  For 35 years I’ve had horses in my life on a day-to-day experience. And too often during the last seven years, if I could have made a clean break from these animals and the sport, I would have. But why?  Truth be told, I haven’t sat on a horse since February 2011 and have been okay with that – which is not normal. Wellintentioned friends have said, “Just make yourself go ride.” My reply, “Make yourself go to the gym.” Conversation ends. Seeking help from horsemen who make their living riding and training, I was asked questions non-riders wouldn’t know. My response was often vague. The riders left me with, “Do what you love, the rest will follow.” I’ve never made my living with horses. I’m a bonafide cube dweller with a 20-year command of keyboards and misbehaving printers. I’m too old to make money with horses. Searching for why not riding was acceptable has taken me on many paths. And what I’ve learned was surprising: I’m my own worst enemy. Only recently and somewhat by accident, has insight turned into progress. To those who attended The Holiday HorseFest at the Meyer Amphitheatre along the West Palm Beach Waterfront, put on by Equestrian Sport Productions, what they saw was nothing shy of a grand, wellcoordinated effort. The purpose of the event is to bring people into the world of horse on any level. I wanted to go and see if that might rekindle my desire to ride. The event provided food, music, face-painting and other details for a great family outing. And the stars of the show – the jumpers, dressage, driving and trick horses – all were there to represent dedication to the bond between animals and humans, communication and the time it takes to teach, learn and reproduce the magic. And that’s when insight appeared … in the word time. We didn’t go because we didn’t have time. Wow – I had misplaced (not lost) my desire to ride, because

my time management was out of control. Some of my chaos was self-induced from having too many commitments in my life that require maintenance. Hence, I’ve been weeding and learning to say “no.” Some of my chaos comes from doing what has to be done and that’s okay. I’m learning to ask for help and accept others’ best efforts in getting things done. I can’t do it all. One of the best things about being down-sized from corporate America is being afforded time for mental and emotional house-cleaning. I can longer hide behind “my job.” The empty time has forced me to look at myself, relationships and learn from my mistakes. Another piece of the solution was money management. We never lived far beyond our means, nor in a comfortable affair with plastic money. Having my income of $40,000 per year disappear forced us to evaluate needs and wants. We started to pay for things with cash – refer to the definition of resolution and reforming a habit. This was a chore. We have eliminated significant debt, which has eased the burden and given spirit to pursue what I love.  My freedom provides writing about horses and working with great personalities in the industry. I also clean stalls and paddocks everyday, scrub buckets, doctor wounds, unload hay, trim bushes and do yard work. I’ve lost 11 pounds and the pallor of fluorescent lights, but can’t say much for my manicure.  One downside of the freedom is realizing the need to go into a gym and regain my wind, leg and balance before getting back in the saddle. At 45, I don’t recover from getting buckedoff like I used to. Willie is fit and has been in consistent work with another rider since May. People at the gym applaud me on starting my New Year’s resolution and sticking to it three days a week. I explain why I’m there and will most likely reduce my attendance as soon as I get back into a riding routine.  I hate to admit that going to the gym for only a month now has made a visible and effective difference in my stamina and mental well-being.  Resolution, resolve … whatever. The definition said “…This lifestyle change is generally interpreted as advantageous.” So far, so good.  Laura Danowski is the owner of Heads-Up Media, specializing in equestrian promotion. A former circuit competitor, she now resides on her layup facility in Loxahatchee.

Great Charity Challenge selects winning charities The big winners during the 2011 Holiday Horsefest had nothing to do with the horses and riders. It was the 28 lucky charities randomly selected for a chance to win a portion of $1.5 million during the 2012 FTI Consulting Great Charity Challenge, slated for Feb. 17. During the annual equestrian exhibition at the Meyer Amphitheater in downtown West Palm Beach, representa-

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The stallion, Totilas, reigning dressage world champion and current world record holder in the Grand Prix Freestyle, is scheduled to compete in the International Polo Club’s worldclass dressage competition at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach. Competition dates are Jan. 26-28 for the World Dressage Masters CDI 5. Totilas is scheduled to compete with his current rider, Matthias Alexander Rath of Germany. Totilas won the CHIO Aachen in July 2011 with Rath just a few months after the new partnership

had formed. The pair also helped the German dressage team win a silver medal at the 2011 European Dressage Championships in August. Last year’s WDM Palm Beach champions, American Steffen Peters and Akiko Yamazaki’s 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, Ravel, thrilled the sold-out audience when they earned the highest score ever given at the WDM Palm Beach. Peters intends to return in 2012 to defend his title. For tickets and more information, call (561) 282-5334 or (561) 282-5301.

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City seeks citizens to Sand sculptures take over WPB volunteer their talents Volunteer opportunities are available for anyone with a few extra hours to spare By MAYOR JERI MUOIO Exclusive to Palms West Monthly

Happy New Year! I hope you had the opportunity to visit West Palm Beach during the holidays to view our magnificent sand sculptures located throughout Downtown and the waterfront for “Sand and SeaSun’s Greetings.” Sand artists who created 12 elaborate holiday scenes drew thousands to our city to take in the sights and snap photos beside these impressive sculptures. As we head into the New Year, I am excited to share with you more details about the City of West Palm Beach Volunteer Program. Over the past decade, we have gratefully welcomed hundreds of volunteers to help in our parks, at events, in City Hall, at the library, the police department and other locations. The value to the city and its citizens has been immeasurable, resulting in a savings of tens of thousands of dollars. We are now increasing awareness about the volunteer opportunities throughout the city so everyone from teens and college students, to older adults and those with a few extra hours, can share their talents with West Palm Beach. Do you have a unique skill or talent, and are you interested in giving back to your community? If so, I encourage you to go online to volunteer to view the dozens of opportunities now available, or to tell us how you would like to utilize your skills for the benefit of the city. I am also looking forward this month to delivering my first State of our City address, themed “Building an Inspired City,” on Jan. 18 during a breakfast hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. I recognize that an inspirational city, where people want to live and raise families, is built on the talents of

many – the residents, employees, business and neighborhood leaders. During the presentation, I will address building on the resources we have as well as focusing on continuing to enhance economic development, public safety, government efficiency, and environmental sustainability and quality of life opportunities. I encourage you to attend the event, which starts at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $30 in advance (if paid by Jan. 11) for chamber members and $40 for nonmembers. You can register by sending an e-mail to Kelley Burke at, or for more information, call (561) 833-3711 x 231. If you cannot attend, the event will be broadcast on WPB TV 18. I also invite you to share your ideas about what inspires you about West Palm Beach and for creating an even more inspired city by going online to ideas. The site will launch in mid-January. Also, did you know that the City of West Palm Beach has a free iPhone app? This resource was created to offer you one convenient location to access City events and news, and to report any issues including pesky potholes, damaged street signs, and other local problems. The app puts the popular City Hotline in your hands where you can take a photo of the issue and submit it along with your comments. To access, simply visit iTunes and search for WPB Connect. Wishing you a prosperous, healthy and happy New Year.

One dozen holiday sand sculptures – totalling 225 tons of sand – have greeted visitors to downtown West Palm Beach all holiday season long. The biggest sand sculpture, weighing in at 100 tons, depicts the city of West Palm Beach in the City Center courtyard. A 25-ton tropical scene featuring “Sandy Claus” greets passersby at the waterfront. Ten more sculptures crafted from two to 15 tons of sand are displayed in storefront windows and scenic areas throughout the downtown West Palm Beach waterfront, the Clematis Street District and CityPlace.

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Outside the Neighborhood Dog steps on gun, shoots hunter in buttocks

SALT LAKE CITY — A bird hunter was shot in the buttocks after his dog stepped on a shotgun laid across the bow of a boat. Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Potter says the 46-year-old Utah man was duck hunting with a friend when he climbed out of the boat to move decoys. Potter says the man left his 12-gauge shotgun in the boat and the dog stepped on it, causing it to fire. It wasn’t clear whether the safety on the gun was on at the time. Potter says the man was hit from about 10 feet away with 27 pellets of birdshot. He says the man wasn’t seriously injured, in part because he was wearing waders. The man was treated at a nearby hospital.

Pa. ad executive sends holiday cards from grave

PITTSBURGH — The holiday cards from ad man Bob McCully were truly a special delivery – from beyond the grave. About 400 people recently received the macabre but humorous greetings from McCully, who died in August at 88. The former Pittsburgh advertising executive is pictured on the front of the card talking on the phone in an office. “Hello, please don’t call,” it reads. “I recently moved to a quiet neighborhood ...” Inside, the card says: “My new place doesn’t have a phone and our gates close after dark.” Pictures show the gates at Allegheny Cemetery in Lawrenceville and McCully’s tombstone. Friends say a relative produced the card, which generated a mix of emotions for longtime McCully friend David Newell. “It was the strangest feeling getting that card. It was almost eerie. But when I opened it, I laughed out loud. It was the ultimate Christmas card,” Newell said. McCully often performed

locally in satirical musical revues and was known for his darkly funny Christmas greetings. For several years, Newell said, cards were written from the perspective of McCully’s former dog, Rolf. This year’s card might be the most memorable of all. “I was delighted to no end. It was a great source of joy for me,” said Ed Blank, former Pittsburgh Press and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review film critic. “It was like nothing I’ve ever received.”

Elderly man returns cash stolen from Sears in ‘40s

SEATTLE — The manager of the Sears store in downtown Seattle says an elderly man has repaid – with interest – cash the man says he stole in the late 1940s. KING-TV reports that the man hand-delivered an envelope in November addressed to “Sears manager.” Inside were a note and a $100 bill. The note said the man stole $20 to $30 from a cash register decades ago and wanted to pay back $100. Manager Gary Lorentson says he thinks the man’s conscience “has been bothering him for the past 60 years.” Store security cameras recorded the man, but Sears officials said they don’t know who he is and they won’t release the video. The store plans to put the money toward helping needy families in the holiday season.

Police: Pa. man fakes mom’s obit to get time off

BROOKVILLE, Pa. — Authorities say a U.S. man published a fake obituary for his living mother in a ploy to get paid bereavement time off from work. Relatives called The Jeffersonian Democrat newspaper in Pennsylvania after the obit appeared to say the woman was actually alive and well. The woman herself then visited the paper. Police charged 45-year-old Scott Bennett with disorderly

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Curfew-breaking teen gets stuck in Calif. chimney

STOCKTON, Calif. — A California teenager has learned the hard way that he’s no Santa Claus. The Stockton Record reports 18-year-old George Herrera got stuck in a chimney while trying to sneak into his house in December. Art Ray of the Stockton Fire Department says the teen was breaking curfew and trying to get inside his home. Ray says Herrera was trapped near the chimney bottom for about 90 minutes before emergency crews were called around 10:15 a.m. When they arrived, they could see his feet sticking out of the fireplace. Rays says rescuers secured ropes around the teenager’s wrists and pulled him up about 8 feet with the help of a firetruck ladder. Officials say Herrera wasn’t hurt and was allowed to return home after the rescue, which

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Utah woman posts husband for sale on Craigslist

LOGAN, Utah — A Utah woman says she listed her video game-obsessed husband for sale on Craigslist after she got tired of being ignored. Alyse Bradley told the Herald Journal of Logan she put the post up as a joke. The 22-year-old Kyle Bradley is a veteran who served in Afghanistan and was so engrossed in the game “Modern Warfare” that he spent most of his day playing it. Within hours, shoppers were responding to the “One husband to the highest bidder” listing on the free classified advertising site. The ad describes Kyle Bradley as easy to maintain, but warns purchasers they’ll need Internet service and space for gaming. The ad also says Alyse Bradley would trade her husband of two years for an acceptable replacement.

NY high school suspends students for organizing ‘Tebowing’

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — Two New York high school athletes have been flagged for organizing several “kneel-downs” in tribute to Tim Tebow. The mother of 17-yearold twins Connor and Tyler Carroll says they are impressed with the Denver Broncos quarterback. Tebow has led Denver to a 7-2 record and is a devout Christian known for kneeling in prayer on the gridiron. The twins play football and baseball for Riverhead High School on Long Island. Mom Sherry Carroll says they had no religious intentions when they organized the kneeldowns in December. About 40 students participated in the largest act of “Tebowing” Dec. 14. District Superintendent Nancy Carney says the tribute posed a safety hazard by blocking others from getting to class.

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This Month in History Jan. 26, 1784: In a letter to his daughter, Benjamin Franklin expressed unhappiness over the choice of the eagle as the symbol of America, and expressed his own preference: the turkey. Jan. 28, 1878: The first daily college newspaper, the Yale News, began publication in New Haven, Conn. Jan. 4, 1885: Dr. William W. Grant of Davenport, Iowa, performed what’s believed to have been the first appendectomy on 22-year-old Mary Gartside. Jan. 1, 1913: The U.S. Parcel Post system went into operation. Jan. 30, 1933: The first episode of the “Lone Ranger” radio program was broadcast on station WXYZ in Detroit. Jan. 29, 1936: The first members of baseball’s Hall of Fame, including Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, were named in Cooperstown, N.Y. Jan. 18, 1943: A wartime ban on the sale of pre-sliced bread in the United States – aimed at reducing bakeries’

demand for metal replacement parts – went into effect. Jan. 31, 1945: During World War II, Private Eddie Slovik, 24, became the only American soldier since the Civil War to be executed for desertion as he was shot by an American firing squad in France. Jan. 30, 1962: Two members of the “Flying Wallendas” high-wire act were killed when their seven-person pyramid collapsed during a performance in Detroit. Jan. 14, 1963: George C. Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama with a pledge in his inaugural address of “segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!” Jan. 2, 1965: The New York Jets signed University of Alabama quarterback Joe Namath for a reported $400,000. Jan. 14, 1970: Diana Ross and the Supremes performed together in concert for the final time, at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas.

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SCARLETS IN THERE by Patrick McConville ACROSS 1 Compete in logrolling 5 The L train? 9 Child’s play 14 Tenor’s standout 15 Article for Mozart 16 Harper sitcom 17 Untouchable one 19 On a scale of one ___ 20 Certain mibs 21 Bit of broccoli 22 Resigned response 23 Rocky Rockies ridge 24 N.Y. neighbor 25 Parts of a series 28 Uncommon sense 31 Prudential’s purchaser 33 Like 007, not Austin Powers 34 “The Time Machine” people 36 Marsh plant 38 Revenuers 39 When they’re proper, it’s capital!

41 “Out on a Limb” singer Marie 43 Call off 44 Bar choice 46 Radio code sound 48 Decorative toiletry cases 49 Planted roots? 53 Annexing 55 Practical world situation 56 Reaction to “Take my wife, please!” 57 Coupled 58 Sales circuit 59 Bride’s time, often 60 Adams of “The Ernie Kovacs Show” 61 Pointed a finger at, perhaps 62 Musher’s vehicle 63 Fortune seeker? DOWN 1 Deep, as a tone 2 Plenty sore 3 Elmer, Anne and

Grantland 4 Town in many oaters 5 Reconciles differences 6 More companionable 7 Lennon’s in-laws 8 A really good place to sit? 9 Unsophisticated 10 Old West event 11 Place for Quasimodo 12 Zip-___-doo-dah 13 Type of leg 18 Daughter of Juan Carlos 21 Calendar abbr. 23 Take ___ from history 25 The rear of rear, perhaps 26 Square 27 “___ Me No Flowers” 28 Poetic nights 29 Hog feed 30 Dispensed, as beer from a keg

32 Nice heads? 35 Put through Hell Night 37 Won over 40 Knocked for a loop 42 Supermarket part 45 Sharp, erratic turn 47 Spanish diacritical marks 49 Catherine de Medicis, e.g. 50 Electron tube 51 Miss Klinker 52 Shelve 53 Prefix meaning “field” or “soil” 54 Word with anchor or off 55 Julia of Hollywood 57 Cribwear, informally

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Horoscope by Madame Hughes Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County is asking for the public’s assistance in finding Palm Beach County’s wanted fugitives. Robert Dills is a white male born 11-376. He is 6-feet 1-inches tall and weighs 190 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. His last known address is Caroline Drive in West Palm Beach. His occupation is auditor. The suspect is wanted on a felony charge of Public Assistance Fraud.

Robert Dills Marquitta Wilcher, alias Kita, is a black female born 3-19-83. She is 5-feet 6-inches tall and weighs 175 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. She has a tattoo of roses on her chest. Her last known address is Oliver Lane in Royal Palm Beach. The suspect is wanted on a felony charge of Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle. Warrants checked on 12-15-11. Remain anonymous (don’t give your name) and you may be eligible for up to $1,000 reward. Marquitta Wilcher

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Aries (March 21 - April 20) Certain tunes are considered to be “toetappers.” Certain personalities are thought to generate action and energy. You will be a catalyst for lively frolicking among your friends. Delight in the vitality you spawn. Taurus (April 21 - May 21) You’re secretly glad that you’re not in the shoes of a family member who has gotten into hot water with some bad choices. Show your compassionate side. And remember, it’s not so much what you say as how you say it. Gemini (May 22 - June 21) No one is quicker with astute verbal reflexes than a Gemini. You will be put in a position where you pull yourself and everyone around you out of an embarrassing spot. They will love you for “rescuing” them. Cancer (June 22 - July 23) Some may pooh-pooh the notion of intuition, but you are a believer. Lately, under certain circumstances, you have had definite feelings that have no connection with rational thought. Maybe it’s best there is no

logical explanation. Leo (July 24 - Aug. 23) Anyone attending a special dinner with concerns over how and when to use multiple forks can consult you. Etiquette details interest you as you yearn to be seen as one of the beautiful people. Virgo (Aug. 24 - Sept. 23) Hindsight being 20-20, it’s always a cinch to recognize a foreshadowing or harbinger after that event has occurred. Often, it matters little how many signs are thrown in our path; we are blind. Libra (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23) Don’t “pave paradise and put up a parking lot.” A project you’re involved with can go one of two ways and the majority is leaning toward what they see as progress. The good news is: YOU are in control, so Save Paradise! Scorpio (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) Being independent and controlling the reins has made you capable and assertive. That was one challenge. Now you’re confronted with another – relying on and trusting

in someone else’s decisions. Sagittarius (Nov. 23 - Dec. 21) The natural tendency is to surround oneself with like-minded friends, especially in the area of politics. But you will be surprised at how discussions with a perceived foe feel unusually comfortable. Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20) Technology is here to stay. You’re witnessing that more and more in your workplace. Sure, there are coworkers whose analytical skills surpass yours. Fear not, your grasp may be slower, but is plenty adequate. Aquarius (Jan. 21 - Feb. 19) It’s mighty tough to preserve a wideeyed innocence in the face of all the news with which the Information Age bombards us. Take a breather – swear off newspapers and TV news for a week. You’ll feel better. Pisces (Feb. 20 - March 20) The younger generation will challenge you. The best course of action is to step back, cool off and ponder your response. This may not be a time for meting out punishment.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 12 Personals 13 Professional 14 Legal Notices 15 Special Occasions 16 Roommates Wanted 18 Lost & Found 19 Miscellaneous


21 Babysitting 22 House Cleaning 23 Companions 24 General Maintenance 25 Computers 26 Typing/Wordprocessing 28 Tutoring 29 Miscellaneous


32 Household Items 33 Furniture 34 Computers 35 Electronics 36 Automobiles 38 Miscellaneous 39 Wanted to Buy

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42 Professional/Sales 43 Personal Services 44 Trade 46 Part Time 48 Restaurant/Hotel 49 Miscellaneous Jobs


51 Rentals – WPB 52 Rentals – Palms West 53 Rentals – In State 54 Rentals – Out of State 55 For Sale – WPB 56 For Sale – Palms West 57 For Sale – In State 58 For Sale – Out of State

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RE V E RSE M OR T G AG E – Eve r Consider a Reverse Mortg a g e? At l e a s t 6 2 ye a r s old? Stay in your home & Increase cash flow! Safe & Effective! Call Now for your FREE DVD! Call Now 888-760-8935 PSYCHIC BOUTIQUE – Readings by Lola. Crystals, Tarot Cards, Aura Cleansing & more. For apptointment call 355-0036. RPB.

LAPTOPS REPAIRED just $79. Macs too. REALLY! FREE Fedex shipping! $49 extra for screen or motherboard replacement. CALL Authorized Laptop Repair Specialists 888-903-0512 PERSONAL TRAINING - Cer tified & Insured. Home or gym. Healthy Bodies by Helen. (561) 317-0742. Free consult.

INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING Specializing in professional murals and faux finishes. Professional inter i o r/ex te r i o r j o b s . L o c a l resident, welcome big or s m a ll j o b s . Ca ll a ny ti m e for free estimate. Ask for Gilberto, 398-4273.

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SERVICES 22 House Cleaning DEBRA’S CLEANING Service Dependable, experienced, affordable. (561) 574-4031, Lic. & Ins.

Extra charge for Color, Toric, Monovision & New Fittings

28 Tutoring AIR RIZZO – Personalized flight training for those who wish individualized tutoring and one on one instruction from a CFI-II-MEI-ATP and former 141 Commercial Chief Flight Instructor. Call Lawrence P. Rizzo. (561) 255-2751

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29 Miscellaneous

51 Rentals – WPB

FIREARMS SAFETY CLASS for Florida Concealed Gun Permit. for more info. PRESSURE CLEANING - Residential • Commercial • Industrial • Driveway Sealing • Roofs, • Walls • More! Mr. Clean Pressure Cleaning and Sealing (561) 541-4339. Call anytime!

WHITEHALL CONDOS – Bldg. 1-406: $1050/mo. (unfurn); B l d g . 3 -101: $10 0 0 /m o . (unfurn); Bldg 11-106: $1050/ mo. (LOP); Bldg 16 -305: $ 10 5 0 / m o . ( f u r n ) ; B l d g 18-102: $1100/mo. (furn); All available NOW. Val Oliva, 762-7702, Illustr. Prop. WHITEHALL VILLAGES & L.O.P. Spacious 2B/2Bth/Bonus Room with fabulous viewsFr o m $ 9 5 0 /m o. A n n u a l Unfurnished. Call Barry L. Salandro 561.632.8268 or Terry Cronin 561.346.6776 Village Realty Group www.

MERCHANDISE 39 Wanted To Buy SILVER COINS WANTED. I pay more now! U.S., 20 times face value. Some foreign ok. Call John, (954) 263-3355.

EMPLOYMENT 42 Professional/Sales WORK FROM HOME – All natural products made in USA. Make $$. 561-282-7648.

43 Personal Services L E T U S D O T H E TA S K S t h a t keep you from other concerns. Offi ce work, bill pay, errands, barn chores. Local residents / lifetime horsemen with great attitudes and references. Seasonal / yearround. (561) 889-2344

46 Part Time ADVERTISING SALES – Palms West Monthly has expanded and we’re looking for successful, experienced sales people! Flexible hours, great commission plan. Call Rob, 793-6397.

48 Restaurant/Hotel TESTA’S RESTAURANT is now hiring professional and experienced staff for all front of house positions. Apply in person: 221 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, Fl 33480. No phone calls, please.

REAL ESTATE 51 Rentals – WPB HERITAGE VILLAGE TH – $2000 seasonally. Val Oliva 561762-7702, Illustr. Prop. LOP – WHITEHALL FURN. Golf view, $2,200 seasonal. Longer nego. Teresa Fredricks 561315-8366. Award Realty S A N D A LW O O D L A K E S S O . – Upgraded 2/2.5 townhouse with encl. patio and bonus room, $1,100. Nikki Calabrese, Village Realty Group (561) 697-8449

52 Rentals – Palms West SPACIOUS 2/2 APARTMENTS – Archstone Hidden Harbor. Great location! Call for Specials & pricing: 798-3738

55 For Sale – WPB CYPRESS LAKES - 55+ community, updated 2/2 villa. End unit, water view, golf incl. in maint. $62,900. Village Realty Group, Nikki Calabrese, 697-8449. BEAR ISLAND – 3/2 home in gated community in the Villages of Palm Beach Lakes overlooking prestigious golf course. $220,000. Val Oliva 561-762-7702, Illustr. Prop. WHITEHALL SALES – 2/2 1385 sq. ft. condos from $79,900 with or without balconies. Va l O l i va 5 61-76 2-7 70 2, Illustr. Prop. WHITEHALL VILLAGES – Breathtaking golf course, garden and clubhouse views 2B/2Bth/+bonus room, 1385 sq. f t. Barr y L . Salandro 632.8268 or Terr y Cronin 3 4 6 . 67 76 V i l l a g e R e a l t y Group From $98,500, Furnished.

56 For Sale – Palms West SELLERS, REGISTER YOUR HOME at www.wpbhomeandprope r t i e s .c o m f o r f a s t e f f i cient service or call Seeta Mahabir, 561-779-4620.


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