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308 Tequesta Drive, #3, Tequesta, FL 33469.
HOLIDAY CHEER LACKING: We were quite dismayed
over the fact that none of the area towns put up Christmas
decorations this year, and very few of the shopping centers
had them displayed. County Line Plaza in Tequesta has their
old sad-looking light post attachments, but there was nothing
sparkling and few lights. We don’t recall having seen any
other plazas with them. The one exception was Harbourside
Place. Wow! They really went all out, so one would have to
give them credit. Did you see that huge tree in the central
court they erected? Splendid job! Few stores bothered to do
any decorating locally. What we saw was again - sparse.
There were quite a few decorations up in the neighborhoods,
but nothing particularly spectacular like in past years, and it
seemed like it was down this year. Greetings were also sparse,
at least that was our experience. What’s with everybody?
Where’s that old holiday spark we once knew? Let’s get that
old spirit going once again and keep it intact. I actually
received more greetings on my birthday than at Christmas.
Can you believe that? Hopefully, next year will be different.
Happy New Year everybody! May it be prosperous for you.
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In This Issue...
The Roving Reporter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
The View From My Pedestal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Boston Chowda. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Better Business Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Let’s Talk Chocolate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Beaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Cypress Drive Promotion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Massage, Clinically Speaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Tasty Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Private “Eye-deas” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Bizz-Buzz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
The Armchair Philosopher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
It’s the Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Fishing Forecast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Water...View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Bean There...Brewed That . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Is There Life After Treatment? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
The Comfort Keeper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Healthful Hints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Whole Body Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Your Real Estate Resource . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Aliens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
The Rejuvenatror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Cross Country Mortgage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Author Jeff Ford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Beyond the Proscenium Arch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Pet Ponderings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Hurricane Grill & Wings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Steppin’ Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Ask the Chef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Entertainment Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Strummin’ Around. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Service Business Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Corporate Spotlight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Loggerhead Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Community Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
RJ’s Native Sun Cafe, County LIne Plaza, Tequesta
Ocean Bleu, County Line Plaza, U. S. One, Tequesta
Mail & News Plus, County Line Plaza, U. S. One Tequesta
Rancho Chico U. S. One, Tequesta (Count Line Plaza)
Iceland Cryo, 590 U. S. Hwy. 1 N., Tequesta (County Line Plaza)
Tequesta Terrace Assisted Living, Village Blvd. & US 1, Tequesta
Blondies, 181 US Highway One, Tequesta
Our Sister’s Place, 580 US Hwy. 1, Tequesta - County Line Plaza
Tequesta Steakhouse, 157 N. U. S. Hwy. 1, Tequesta
Tequesta Sunoco, U. S. Hwy. One & Tequesta Dr., Tequesta
Helix Urgent Care, 225 S. U. S. Hwy. 1 (Village Square), Tequesta
Rinaldi’s Deli, Village Square, Tequesta
Tequesta Drugs, 1 Main Street, Tequesta
Oceana Coffee, 221 Old Dixie Hwy., #1, Jupiter
L & G Fueling (Sunoco), 1625 N. Old Dixie Hwy., Tequesta
Stingray Fishing Outfitters, 1405 N. Alt. A1A, Jupiter
Cypress Cafe, 357 Cypress Drive, Tequesta
The Good Stuff, 1515Cyypress Drive, Jupiter
Fassage, 725 N. A1A, C-114 (The Alhambra Plaza), Jupiter
Ligthouse Cove Adventure Golf, A1A (East of Alhambra Plaza)
Blueline Surf & Paddle, 997 A1A, Jupiter
Food Shack, 103 S. U. S. Highway One (Publix Plaza), Jupiter
Double Roads Tavern, 251 S. U. S. Highway 1, Jupiter
Shoe Gallery, Driftwood Plaza, So. U. S. One, Jupiter
Royal Cafe, 75 E. Indiantown Rd. (Concourse Vilage), Jupiter
P. B, Compounding, 2151 S. Alt. A1A #1500 (Three Palms Cent)
Economy Tire, 621 Alt. A1A, Jupiter
Jupiter Medical Center Thrift Shop, 205 Center Street, Jupiter
Old Dixie Cafe, 300 N. Old Dixie Hwy., Jupiter
Jupiter Golf Carts, 300 N. Old Dixie Hwy., #102, Jupiter
Rancho Chico, 6390 Indiantown Rd., Ste. 45 (Chasewood; Plaza)
Jupiter Nails (Publix Plaza), Jupiter Farms
End Zone Bar & Grill (Publix Plaza), Jupiter Farms
West Jupiter Camping Resort, 130th St., Jupiter Farms
J. J. Muggs Stadium Grill, Abacoa Town Center, Jupiter
Hurricane Cafe, 14050 U. S. Hwy. One, Juno Beach (No. of CVS)
Kirby’s Pub (Plaza La Mer), Juno Beach
New York Bar & Grill, 12189 U. S. Hwy. 1, North Palm Beach • January 2015
Famous Boston Chowda
Outlet Opens in Tequesta
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rave reviews for years and that the famous chowda won the
coveted Boston Chowda Fest in 1993 and 1994. Further, their
Lobster Bisque was the favored soup for the Masters Golf
Tournament banquet.
The Award-Winning New England Clam Chowder and
Also, the company has been profiled on the Food Network,
E Entertainment
Other Specialty Soups Outlet is the First for Florida
Television, QVC
TEQUESTA -- Although he has served up his award-winning and most recently
on the NBC Today
Clam Chowder for the past seven seasons at South Florida
Show (March
Green Markets,
Steve Cassidy has
opened a Boston
People from
Chowda outlet store Canada to Florida
here as of
and from Boston to
November 1. It is
California have
located in the
raved about the
Fashion Mall, 150
Boston Chowda.
N. U. S. Highway
One of the more
Cassidy is a
Steve Cassidy proudly shows off
testimonials this
partner in the
reporter noted came his awards from winning the Boston
Boston based soup
from YELP, the
Lobster Fest for several years.
and other stuff
online review site.
company with
You have to love this: I've tried clam chowder before, but I
This sign in The Fashion Mall,
Richard Lamattina,
didn't realize that I haven't ever really tried clam chowder
Tequesta, will serve as an
president and CEO.
untill I came to the Boston Chowda Co.!!
identifying marker when searching
The flagship store
Please note, I taste tested some chowder down the hall at a
has been in the
for Boston Chowda.
same location for 29 competitor's tasting booth, and my first reaction was:
hmmm....if this is real Bostonian chowder, then maybe clam
years in Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Other branches
chowder just isn't for me!
are in four other locations in the Boston area including
Prudential Center. The Tequesta branch is the first outside of
Due to my friend's insistence at getting a meal at Boston
Clam Chowda Co., I gave in. She ordered the lobster roll &
clam chowder. I ordered the lobster bisque and the mac n'
Cassidy explained: “Our chowda has received many
cheese lobster. I gotta say, that if I lived in Boston, I would
accolades through the years and is probably the most popular
want to come to this stand everyday. Heart, I got sold!
of all our manufactured soups, although all 11 of them are
favored by many. Our store here will be mainly for take out,
This is not an
but customers can come to the store, order their chowder and
sit at our five stool counter and enjoy. “
revelation. It is
As stated on the Boston Chowda website:
interesting to note, Lamattina said, “People who tried
that the reviewer’s
our clam chowder
friend ordered the
kept asking me why
clam chowder and
don’t we start
the lobster roll,
making more for
while the other
everyone to enjoy.”
individual got the
So, they did just
lobster bisque.
that. Today, the
Boston Chowda has
chowda and other
also won rave
soups are
reviews over its
manufactured and
Step inside Boston Chowda
lobster roll. too,
enjoyed all over the
and you are immediately met by
and that may
this soup counter where Mary
account for the
Cassidy will likely be serving up
Cassidy told The
company slogan,
their famous clam chowder or
Beacon that the
“The Best Lobster
Steve Cassidy, owner of the
lobster rolls.
recipe for the
Roll Between
Boston Chowda outlet store in
Boston Chowda
Boston and Florida.”
Tequesta stocks the shelf with its
came from his
The Boston Chowda is open here Tuesday through Friday,
11 different soups, including their
brother’s restaurant
- 5:30pm. Cassidy is at the Palm Beach Gardens Green
in North Andover,
Market Saturdays, 8-1, and at the West Palm Beach Green
Massachusetts, The
Market Sundays, 8-1.
Loft. “Most of the recipes for the chowda and other soups are
To learn more about Boston Chowda outlet store here, visit
based on those handed down from generations.”
in the Fashion Mall, call (781) 760-5153 or go to
Cassidy is proud of the fact that the company has received
The Beacon • 839-3145 • January 2015
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Better Business
by Arlene Alpert, MS, LMHC
Licensed Psychotherapist &
Relationships Specialist
I don't remember when I knew deep inside myself that I
would never "march in place" and that I would "never give up,
no matter what!" I also don't recall when I promised myself to
be open to life's ebb and flow and to accept that risk (even
though unfamiliar territory is more intimidating) was far more
rewarding than living in my comfort zone.
However, I do know the moment I first made the choice to
decide on continued self-awareness as a means of
understanding myself more fully. It was during one of the long
weekends of training in a mind/body program I was a part of,
studying to become a psychotherapist. Sometime during my
second year (which was quite intense and demanding) I had an
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Although, at the beginning, developing knowledge about
myself was a means to become a more "enlightened" therapist,
it ended with my discovery of who I am under all the
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was to write our feelings about how we saw the world and
how that would impact our being a therapist. I wrote the way
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I'll share with you the essence that came to me so many
years ago during one of those weekends of intense selfexamination: I realized I had a total commitment to continual
learning about my inner self. My "Aha" moment was grasping
my eariler unconscious decision to accept risk and the
unknown as the basis for personal evolvement.
My essay began with seeing myself at the base of a
mountain. I couldn't see the top, yet I began to climb
regardless. I wrote that I experienced many years going by as I
climbed ever upward. One part of me wondered why I had left
the warmth of home to venture out into the unknown;
however, a deeper strength inside knew I would continue my
climb (in good weather and bad). At the end of my tale, and
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As I stood looking out at a seemingly never-ending
panorama and breathed in the rarified air, I felt free!
All I knew in that moment was that all the hard work, the
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The Beacon • 839-3145 • January 2015
by Tory Hawkes, B. S. CMT (MA37755) • (MM12956),
owner of Fassage, Jupiter
“I just want to email you from the bottom of my heart for helping to
heal my sciatica and low back pain! Going to two chiropractors did not
help; as a matter of fact, made matters worse! After three months of
extreme pain, to the point of tears, I was going to give up until a friend
told me about you and I came to see you! You have changed my life and
I can go about my normal day once again! You were SO in tune with
my body, my pain and where the root of the pain came from! After
weeks of seeing two different chiropractors neither one of them
bothered to look at my shoes and make the connection to a much bigger
problem! YOU, on the other hand, noticed my shoes on my second visit
and asked “HOW OFTEN do you wear these 4” high wedge heels?”
When I told you they were my staple for five years, at least six days a
week, you KNEW WHY I WAS IN SO MUCH PAIN. As soon as we
finished my second session of massage and I put my heels back on I
INSTANTLY FELT THE PAIN in my hip area again which confirmed
your theory on heels! You are brilliant! Or, as I have felt in the past,
you are a modern day Leonardo Da Vinci! I’m not sure what I would
have done without you! So, thank you again and I look forward to
telling everyone I know and love about you! You are a gift to us!! I now
wear my heels only once in a while to avoid any future pain!!” Love C
The client lay prone on the massage table and the body presented a
stress pattern to the right pelvis and down the entire right leg. The right
pelvis was medially rotated rather than lateral causing a restriction at
the exit of the sciatic nerve. The right foot and knee also presented a
medial rotation. What we normally don’t look for when treating low
back pain is the ankle joint and the Achilles tendon, Soleus muscle and
Gastrocnemius muscle. With so many women wearing high heel shoes
these days I find it necessary to treat whatever I find because these
muscles affect the legs, low back, diaphragm, neck and eyes just
because of the pressure that these muscles can hold. In this case the
Achilles tendon was so extremely shortened and tight that it was
embedded between the joint of the heel bone (calcaneus) and ankle
bone (talus). The Soleus and Gastrocnemius muscles were very thick
and heavy with lots of pressure within the fibers. These areas were all
treated and the client felt no pain afterwards until the “Stiletto High
Heels” were put back on.
Obviously the body presented the first layer of the yarn; however, we
must still treat the Sesamoid bones under the ball of the big toe due to
their involvement at the attachment at the base of the metatarsal of the
big toe. Most likely there is a stress pattern at this location due to the
longtime wearing of the 4” high wedge heels. Also, the tendons of the
Flexor Halluces Brevis, Peroneus Longus, Tibialis Anterior and Tibialis
Posterior need to be treated since these leg muscles attach to the same
metatarsal and are involved in foot pain.
Here is a list of symptoms that can happen when the feet and ankles
are in an elevated position for a long period of time: changing the footloading which causes an alteration in the low back muscle activation,
affect the pelvic tilt resulting in a different walking pattern and raise
the center of mass of the body affecting postural stability. Use wisdom
as you enjoy the times that you do wear these types of high heels. On
my website will be more symptoms listed and
exercises that you can do for prevention of foot pain.
Tory Hawkes, Clinical Massage Therapist MM12956 MA37755
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The Beacon • 839-3145 • January 2015
New Headquarters Showcases
Growing Chocolate Franchise
This Store Began in the Owner’s Home in 2003 and
has Developed into a Worldwide Chocolate Franchise
JUPITER -- Talk to Derri Cerbone, owner of the
international chocolate company, Tasty Image,
which just moved to new corporate headquarters at
75 E. Indiantown Road, unit #506. She will tell you
that starting a chocolate company with no business
background, but having a huge need to succeed and
an insufferable desire to make chocolate, has been a
rewarding trip.
“If I can do it, anybody can do it,” Cerbone told
this reporter in a recent interview. “Ms. Cerbone
was referring to the fact that she started out of her
home making chocolate and catering events back in
2003. The concept caught on and within two years,
a retail store was established in Tequesta. With
much intestinal fortitude the chocolate lady began to
franchise in 2010 and relocated to larger space in
Jupiter’s Chasewood Plaza. Tasty Image found a
way to print chocolate images and this concept has
been a large part of her
business and a perk for those
buying a franchise, because
her chocolate image printing
apparatus is patented and the
only one available.
Austin check over the chocolate printer to make certain
all is right before patrons converge on the new store
December 23.
With the relocation, the company has gained
nearly twice the square footage than they had in the
previous location. Coming from 1,300-square-feet
to 2,400-square-feet has allowed the addition of so
many more new amenities. Derri explained: “This
new store will serve as a showcase for our
franchising. We are hopeful it will draw more
interest here in the U. S. and abroad.” Tasty Image
has eight franchises abroad and several in the
United States, primarily in
South Carolina and Nevada.
A new franchise opened
December 22 in the
Southwest Airlines corridor
at McCarin Airport in Las
Vegas. A Tasty Image photo
booth (it prints chocolate
images) is soon to be
available in Honolulu at
Oahu. More U. S. franchises
are in the works.
With the new world
headquarters, Derri has added
many new options. “We have
added sugar free frozen yogurt
(regular and vegan) and
sorbet. Also, a separate party
room is available at the store
Tasty Image is a hands-on
where up to 30 people can
The staff at Tasty Image took time out for this
chocolate experience,” Derri
group picture while putting the finishing touches
enjoy making chocolate and
said. “When one walks into
doing other activities. There is on the opening of the new store in Concourse
our store the chocolate
Village Plaza. From (l-r) are owner Derri
also a separate candy-making Cerbone, Amy Ryan, Paola Armstrong, Ashley
aroma is addictive. We have
room, plus several grab and
Biehl, Brin Cerbone and Austin Patterson (in
good quality control, a
go platters that are available.” back).
friendly staff and make it fun
But, that's not all - gourmet popcorn, truffles and
to be here.” It is fun because the staff enjoys what
chocolate pizza (with a 24 item topping bar) are
they are doing and have a great time working with
prominently displayed. Plus. three chocolate
customers who want to make their own chocolate
fountains are flowing in the store all of the time.
images and observe the entire chocolate-making
Then, of course, the signature item, chocolate
images, are printed and available on the premises
Another service offered by Tasty Image is
The staff can turn out chocolate images in two
“We cater many onsite events, Derri said,
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Most people who have vision insurance will have a
benefit available as of January. Please let us know if we
can help you to maximize your benefits. Kim and
Colette are now experts in all of the vision insurances
and can help answer any questions you may have. We
accept most plans and know how to recommend the best
value available with your individual plan. Often the
vision insurance pays for a specific "add-on" and just
extends a copay to the patient. Expensive features end
up being quite affordable.
Also, we now have a one day disposable multifocal
contact lens available. This is so exciting to those of us
who are over 40 years old and either have allergies or
dry eyes, or both. The Proclear Multifocal One Day
contact lens from Cooper vision holds much promise for
our multifocal fans. The optics are quite sophisticated
for a one day lens....and yet the price point is quite
reasonable. Of course, convenience is also a
days are disposed of nightly, so there is no need for
cumbersome solutions. They are perfect for traveling
and do not compromise quality. Patients who frequently
have allergies with contact lenses (due to a protein
build-up on the lens itself) are no longer having to
endure such an allergic response to their own tear's
proteins. With a lens that has such planned obsolescence,
patients are seeing clearer than ever. Proclear is known
for its soft hydrophilic materia,l so they are great for
those with dry eyes. Please let us know if you would
like to be evaluated to see if you are a candidate for this
revolutionary new contact lens. Cooper vision offers a
great rebate back on the Proclear Multifocal One, if you order from our website you will receive
the discounts there, free shipping - plus the rebate.
We look forward to seeing you and are wishing you
the very best new year. Here's to 2015 being the best
year yet. Let's raise those "glasses" high! • January 2015
Your Retail Connection
Bright Smiles Mini Dental Implant Center, 3755
Military Trail, Ste. B2, Jupiter, uses Fastbraces
technology for fast, safe and affordable teeth
straightening. They offer free consultation for children
and adults. Call then at 743-2699 to schedule an
appointment or to learn more.
Coastline Vapor. your place for the tobacco free
smoking alternative, offers electronic cigarettes with a
variety of flavors. It’s Jupiter’s first vapor lounge and
it’s centrally located at 850 W. Indiantown Road, Ste. C,
Jupiter. Call (561) 406-2492, or go to
RENU Medical Aesthetics, located at the southeast
corner of Tequesta Drive & Cypress Drive, Tequesta,
offers a variety of services ranging from skin resurfacing
and tightening to body contouring and cellulite reduction
to Botox and other treatments. The center is offering
monthly seminars pertaining to its services. Call (561)
406-6123 to make an appointment with Valerie A Barrett,
MD, or to learn more about the seminars.
Stone Source Design Center, 820 W. Indiantown Rd.,
Jupiter, is headquarters for flooring from around the
world and exceptional custom cabinetry made in the
USA, The company imports,
distributes and retails
natural stone, porcelain,
glass, mosaics, granite and
wood. They are also quarry
owners. Call (561) 9021086, or go to
Sugar Baby Wax, 2151
Alt. A1A, Suite 440-500,
Jupiter (Three Palms
Center), is the place for
hydration waxing. The secret
is in the sauce made from
natural and organic
ingredients. Located inside
Salon One Studios, call
(561) 748-3332, or visit
Celtic Kitchens and Bath
Design Center has moved
from Cypress Drive to a
stand-alone building at 521
Old Dixie Hwy. in Tequesta.
They are now inviting
people to come see their new
showroom. Celtic specializes
in kitchens, baths, cabinetry,
counter tops, stone and tile.
Call (561) 745-5650.
Lacy Hint European
Lingerie is not open in Plaza
La Mere at 829 Donald Ross
Road, Juno Beach. Here, one
will find classy European
under garments including bra
ups A-H, designer bras,
European swimwear, lace
panties, sleepwear and top
trends. Call (561) 504-5815,
or go to
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Wills • Trusts • Living Wills
Probate Estates • Health Care Surrogates
Durable Powers of Attorney
(561) 744 - 4600
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The Armchair
Editor’s Note: This column is intended to make you think. The
Armchair Philosopher does not pretend to be a great philosopher. He
just looks at things a little differently, and offers only food for
thought, perhaps an occasional smile. Enjoy.
At the Scottish wedding reception the D.J. yelled:
"Would all married men please stand next to the one
person who has made your life worth living."-- The
bartender was almost crushed to death.
A guy broke into my apartment last week. He didn't
take my TV, just the remote.-- Now he drives by and
changes the channels.
Our Phones ~ Wireless, Cooking ~ Fireless, Cars ~
Keyless, Tires ~ Tubeless, Dress ~ Sleeveless, Youth ~
Jobless, Leaders ~ Shameless, Relationships ~
Meaningless, Attitude ~ Careless, Wives ~ Fearless,
Babies ~ Fatherless, Feelings ~ Heartless, Education ~
Valueless, Children ~ Mannerless,
Everything is becoming LESS but still our hopes are ~
Endless. In fact we are ~ Speechless. And our Politicians
H.L. Mencken (born 1880 - died 1956) was a
journalist, satirist, critic, and Democrat. He wrote this
editorial while working for the Baltimore Evening Sun,
which appeared in the July 26, 1920 edition.
"As democracy is perfected, the office of the President
represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the
people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks
of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the
White House will be occupied by a downright fool and
complete narcissistic moron.---H.L. Mencken,
The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
• If walking is good for your health, the postman
would be immortal.
• A whale swims all day, mainly eats fish, drinks water,
but is still fat.
• A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years, while
a tortoise doesn't run and does mostly nothing, yet it
lives for 150 years.
And you tell me to exercise?? I don't think so.
Now that I'm older here's what I've discovered:
1. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.
2. My wild oats are mostly enjoyed with prunes and
3. I finally got my head together, and now my body is
falling apart.
4. If all is not lost, then where the heck is it?
5. These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the
hereafter . . ... I go somewhere to get something, and
then wonder what I'm "here after".
"Work like you don't need the money, love like you've
never been hurt, and dance like you do when nobody's
1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat
less food that is manufactured in plants.
3. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the
4. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or
5. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
6. Don't overdo. Keep your limits.
7. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't
hate others.
8. Call your family often.
If I die, I forgive you. If I recover, we shall see.
1. On a can of pepper spray: “May irritate eyes.”
2. On a knife set: “Never try to catch a falling knife.”
• As I was lying around, pondering the problems of the
world, I realized that at my age I don't really give a
bloody turnip anymore.
• Don’t ever clean your car in San Francisco with used
underwear. It’s illegal. • January 2015
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The Straight
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Locally owned & operated
Specializing in
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C/V Axles • Brakes
W heel Alignment • Tune-up
Air Conditioners • Electronics
& Engine Diagnostics Test
Hours:M-F 8-5 • Sat.7:30-5:00
621 Alt. A1A Jupiter, FL 33458
Divorces are NO-FAULT, meaning that the reasons for the
divorce are irrelevant unless marital assets were expended
in furtherance of activities that were not related to the
The purpose of ESTATE ADMINISTRATION is to collect and
liquidate the Decedent’s assets, pay creditors’ claims
against the Estate and distribute whatever remains to the
HIPAA is short for the Health Insurance Portability
Accountability Act and came into effect in 2005-2006. It is a
privacy law which prevents anyone, even your spouse, from
speaking to your doctors or accessing your medical
information. This is why it is so important to name a
HEALTH CARE SURROGATE (“HCS”) so that the Surrogate
of your choice can speak to your doctors, access your
records and make medical decisions on your behalf if you
are incapacitated and unable to do so for yourself. If you
don’t have a HCS and are incapacitated, then your family
will have to pursue a Guardianship in Court, which is
traumatic, time-consuming and much more expensive than
simply having the HCS.
A LIMITED GUARDIANSHIP only grants the Guardian
specific rights to act on behalf of a Ward, whereas a
PLENARY GUARDIANSHIP authorizes the Guardian to have
total control over the Ward and his/her assets.
JUPITER LAW CENTER is a private neighborhood law firm
W. Indiantown Road, Suite 7, Jupiter, (561) 744 - 4600, and focuses primarily on Estate
Planning (Wills & Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Care
Surrogates, Living Wills & Probate Administration) and
Family Law (Divorce, Paternity, Child Support & Time
Sharing, Alimony, Property Distribution and Modifications).
Lic# 04900557
JUPITER -- The Andrew “Red” Harris Foundation
has announced that a non-profit partnership to
manufacture huge coral reef replicas that will be
modeled after the coral heads found in The
Bahamas. These replicas will be placed in clusters
and aligned in north-south corridors in 30- to 90 feet
of water on permitted artificial reef sites between
Jupiter and Juno Beach.
Funding of the reefs will be with part of the
$125,000 already raised and by giving naming rights
and design input to individuals. families, groups,
clubs, businesses and others for $1,000 per module.
A personalized plaque will be placed on the donor’s
Interested? Go to, contact Sue
Harris at (561) 718-7348. or write the foundations at
18230 River Oaks Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458.
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Section for
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The Comfort Keeper
“Comforting Solutions for In-home Care”®
By Paul Cain, Ph.D
Many resolutions have been made in recent days. Some will be
kept, some will be forgotten. Others will wind up in the nebulous
regions of “in progress”.
Family caregivers have a particular challenge when it comes to
resolutions. It starts with something like, “I promised my mother we
would never put her in a nursing home…”
Caregivers help seniors maintain their sense of independence and
dignity by remaining in their own home. While this sounds simple,
it isn’t. Many resolutions for family caregivers this year will be, “I
need to find some help”.
If this resolution is yours, the following will be of some help in
getting started:
First, there are two kinds of caregivers; Companions and Aides.
While both will perform ‘homemaker services’, only Home Health
Aides or Certified Nursing Assistants are licensed to provide
‘personal care’. Personal Care pertains to the 6 Activities of Daily
Living (ADL’s); eating, bathing, toileting, grooming, dressing and
ambulation. Remember, only professional Home Health Aides (or
CNA’s) are trained and licensed for this kind of service.
Second, there are four levels of professionalism; Independents,
Companion Services, Contractors and Employees. An Independent
Caregiver will often come with references but not have any
insurance, training or license; a Companion service is not licensed
for personal care, so their caregiver cannot touch any one, thus
limiting their value; Contractors will be referred by a ‘Registry’
who will have done a background check, but they will be
responsible for their own basic insurance as well as tax withholdings
and not be covered by Workman’s Compensation. The Employee
will be provided by a ‘Home Health Agency’ and have full
screening, references, liability insurance, Workman’s Compensation,
bonding, supplemental driving insurance as well as company
management for scheduling and quality control.
Third, terms are like other services; there will be price differences,
but no one should ask for a long-term contract, although you will
most likely be asked for a retainer in advance. Billing will be hourly
and payment is usually handled on a weekly basis.
Finally, rates will range from 15 to 20 dollars per hour depending
on the type of caregiver, the number of hours and the level of
service you choose. Ask questions, compare, be clear on security
and coverage issues and know whether you are dealing with an
independent, a companion service, a registry or an agency before
you decide. Above all, know what form of business relation you are
Your Resolution to act should result in a lasting Resolution of
your challenge and an improvement of the quality of Your life going
forward in the New Year!
Paul Cain, Ph.D. is the Owner of ‘Comfort Keepers®’ located in
the University Commons Business Complex at the Southwest corner
of Military and University in the Jupiter/Abacoa area. The company
covers the Northern Palm Beaches and the Treasure Coast by
providing Caregivers who - as screened, insured, bonded and
trained employees - serve as Homemaker/Companions or Home
Health Aids, as client needs require. Dr. Cain can be reached at the
‘Comfort Keepers®’ offices - 561-694-1950 or 772-233-4434.
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Healthful Hints
by Dan & Liz Brumer, R. Phs.
of Tequesta Drugs
Cholesterol is a soft, waxy substance in your blood. It increases
your chance of heart disease, stroke, and other problems. Many things
may put you at risk for high cholesterol. You can’t control some of
these risks such as your age, gender, or family history. Fortunately,
the list of things you can control is longer: It includes your weight,
diet, exercise, blood sugar, and smoking.
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Let’s take a look at what this might mean for you.
Maybe you’ve put on a few (or more than a few) pounds in the last
couple of years. Or your recent New Year’s resolution was shortlived, making that gym membership a bit of a waste! Don’t scold
yourself. Just start over.
The good news is some changes may give you a “twofer.” For
example, eating healthy foods can reduce the amount of cholesterol
you are taking into your body. It can also help you lose weight, which
lowers LDL (bad cholesterol).
Try eating:
More fresh fruits, vegetables, and other foods high in fiber
such as whole grains and beans
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Fewer foods that contain cholesterol, trans fats, or saturated
fats such as fatty meats and whole milk, cream, butter, cheese, and
ice cream
Increasing your exercise not only lowers your LDL. It also raises
levels of HDL (good cholesterol), which carries bad cholesterol away.
Take steps to enhance your chance of success, especially if exercise is
a bit foreign to you. Gradually increase the intensity and length of
your exercise routines. Or find an exercise partner to help you stay
Sometimes lifestyle changes are simply not enough to get your
cholesterol into a safe range. In these cases, your doctor may
prescribe a special medicine to lower your cholesterol. Make sure you
take it exactly the way your doctor directs. If you don’t, it may not
work. Just remember: we can double check to make sure you’re on
the right track. And, if cost is an issue, ask us whether a generic
version of your medicine is available.
Statins are one type of medicine commonly prescribed for high
cholesterol. You’ve probably heard a lot about this medicine. Recent
studies have added encouraging news about statins.
For example, statins may help kids who have a genetic type of
cholesterol disorder. They may also help boost survival rates after
people have a certain type of stroke. Statins may even prevent
common and serious complications from diabetes. They apparently
protect against damage to small blood vessels that can lead to
blindness or amputations.
None of this means medicine gives you a free pass to smoke,
overeat, and be a couch potato. Instead, lifestyle changes can work
together with medicine to improve your cholesterol levels even more.
And, as you already know, these changes can really improve your
overall quality of life. Always remember, that we are here for you-- to
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Integrated Therapies for Whole Body Health
• Holistic Medicine • Acupuncture
• Herbs • Massage and Body Work
• Tai Chi • Qi Gong • Yoga & Meditation
385 Tequesta Drive #4 (Gallery Sq. North), Tequesta
561-76-AGAPE (24273) •
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levels. When your hormones go out of whack they can
affect your fertility by up to 90%! Acupuncture affects
the hormone system positively thereby normalizing
secretion of some hormones that affect fertility,
lutenizing hormone for example.
In China it has been shown that women whose ovaries
were not producing eggs who then received acupuncture
began to produce eggs. Wow! So in conclusion.... I have
good news for you. ACUPUNCTURE WORKS!
Did you know modern research has shown that
acupuncture increases uterine arterial blood flow?
So, you ask "How does Chinese Medicine work?” Here
is a brief overview to help you understand the nature of
this ancient holistic healing modality.
Women diagnosed with decreased blood flow to the
uterus find conception difficult. Many times just
implementing simple natural changes to improve
innervation of the uterus will result in a significant
increase in blood flow to the uterus which causes a
fertile ground for a baby to grow.
• Acupuncture & Chinese medicine enhance
reproductive potential by harmonizing the endocrine
system. They also directly affect the pineal &
hypothalamus glands thus affecting gonads &
reproductive system.
Acupuncture improves the lining of the uterus.... your
future baby's home! That's a good thing, don't you
Another leading cause of infertility is STRESS. As the
level of daily stress goes up in life so do infertility
issues for couples everywhere. Stress does not
discriminate. It affects everyone. This is not only on the
women's end, for 40% of infertility cases are due to
male issues.
Another culprit to fertility issues is abnormal hormone
• In TCM, reproduction is closely related to the
Kidneys, Liver, Spleen, Chong and Ren channels
• Anything that might cause blood to be deficient
might cause infertility
• anything that leads to blockage or stagnation of the
bloods ability to flow freely and throughout the womb
may also cause infertility.
• It is historically believed that in order to cure
infertility, the first important thing is to adjust the
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• • January 2015
by Elizabeth Baldassarre
Realtor, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
What's in Store For the Real Estate New Year?
Despite the ebbs and flows of our local real estate
market, 2014 was fairly stable as well as seeing an
increase in our property values. There are many reasons
to be optimistic that the trend will continue in 2015.
Inventory of homes, or lack thereof, has impacted our
local market. There are signs, however, that inventory
will be on the rise. There are more listings compared to
this time last year. Based on the Realtors Association of
the Palm Beaches local market update, inventory of
single family homes is up 19.7 percent from last year.
Since more houses have appreciated in value,
homeowners have recouped equity in their properties
and are closer to test the market by putting their homes
up for sale. Prices are not likely to increase much more
since increased inventory of homes means there will be
more competition. Sellers will have incentive to sell
before prices flatten out.
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Interest rates are another factor that have positively
influenced our local market. It was predicted by many
that the rates would go over 5 percent in 2014 but they
are still hovering at about 4 percent and even dipped
below that for 30 year fixed mortgages. While it is not
expected to have a sudden increase early in the year,
potential buyers will want to take advantage of the low
Recent programs extended to first time homebuyers,
that according to the National Association of Realtors
only comprises 33 percent of buyers, will also lend
promising results to our local market. Fannie Mae and
Freddie Mac are offering 3 percent down payment
programs that will help to make purchasing their first
home a reality, especially if they have good credit and
steady employment but not enough saved for a 10-20
percent down payment. We expect to see the percentage
of first time homebuyers increase by this time next year.
All in all, 2014 was a great year for both sellers and
buyers and we look forward to an exceptional 2015.
Best wishes to all for a happy, healthy and prosperous
New Year!
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The Beacon • 839-3145 • January 2015
Edison Kiela, owner/operator of Iceland Cryo, Tequesta
Is Here
Minus 220 degrees
for 2 to 3 minutes
Your Mind and Your Body
Edison Kiela,
(561) 315-3434
& Sewing
Commercial • Residential
275 Toney Penna Dr. • Jupiter 33458 • 561-746-5859
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm • Sat 9am-1pm
Service to all makes and models • in store or on location
This Beacon issue addresses the magic sauce which Whole
Body Cryotherapy (WBC) activates in the brain to release a
collection of wonderful chemicals inside the human body to help
rejuvenate and heal.
Within 30 seconds inside a Cryosauna at minus 220 degrees
Fahrenheit, the human body’s skin sensors send an extraordinarily
powerful signal to the brain that the body is about to succumb.
The brain responses instantly; to preserve the body’s core
temperature of 98.6 F degrees;; neural signals are sent to
vasoconstrict the blood vessels in the limbs to pool as much warm
blood into the core of the body.
Simultaneously, the brain’s pituitary gland releases endorphins
(which gives relief from pain) and the hypothalamus secretes
neurohormones which treat and repair target organs like the brain,
heart, liver, lungs, kidneys, reproductive organs, and the body’s
largest organ, the skin. This internal process also produces a
massive boost of collagen production, which gives cartilage its
strength and helps with joint problems and reducing wrinkles and
For the next 2 to 3 minutes while inside the Cryosauna, the
person’s core blood is super enriched with oxygen, endorphins
and neurohormones. All crucial life processes are dramatically
accelerated. The body’s metabolic rate is spiked to accommodate
this extra internal energy and will burn up to 800 calories over the
next 10 hours. In other words, during WBC, if the performance
of any organs or tissues were low or impaired, these deficiencies
are remedied as much as possible with all the required
components, so the bolstered organs and tissues can begin to
recover. And this is all accomplished naturally using the body’s
own regenerative chemicals and powers. In contrast, Western
medicine mostly treats organs and tissue when signs of a failure
are evident.
When the WBC session is finished and the client steps out of
the Cryosauna into normal room temperature signals to the brain
indicate this new temperature change and all peripheral blood
vessels and tissues expand. Under the temporary higher blood
pressure caused by WBC, enriched blood is now released from
the “internal core cycle” and flows back out to the peripheral
tissues, filling all the remote corners of the body from which it
was withheld during the low temperatures. Thus WBC works
from within the body.
When this enriched blood reaches peripheral tissues, they are
enhanced in the same beneficial way as the internal organs were
during the treatment. In fact, this beneficial process continues in
the body for 6 to 8 hours after the treatment. Cumulative WBC
sessions expand this beneficial process lasting months.
This enriched blood creates favorable conditions for internal
organ regeneration, for expelling toxins from subcutaneous layers,
for the cell renewal process, replacement of damaged cells and
elimination of dead cells from peripheral tissues – rejuvenation of
the body at the cellular level.
WBC is the only known modality which accomplishes this
extraordinary response in the human body, and without any
collateral damage to the body…meaning no adverse side effects
such as can be caused by drugs or surgery.
Iceland Cryo is the first and only WBC office in Palm Beach
County and The Treasure Coast.
Yours for good health,
Edison Kiela • January 2015
Flexibility is Watchword of
Direct Mortgage Lender
Founded in 2003 this Mortgage Company has Enjoyed
Rapid Growth and Offers Full Service Capabilities
JUPITER -- It’s all part of a decade old direct mortgage
lending company based in Ohio, but the Cross Country
Mortgage branch, 612 Orange Ave. #D12, has been making
great strides here for the past three years under the guidance
of branch manger Vincent J. Fiordilino and his staff.
Not only is the branch manager attracting new accounts
briskly, but Fiordilino is in the running for Man of the Year
through a competition fundraising program in behalf of the
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Champions of Hope
campaign. The results will be announced in April during a
grand finale ceremony.
As for Cross Country Mortgage, Fiordilino said, “With the
flexibility we enjoy
as a full service
mortgage lending
company, we have
the right to do loans
directly through
other programs such
as Fanny May, Fanny
Mac and FHA. Our
clients must maintain
certain assets and
have a good credit
rating. In the end, by
Vince Fiordilino, licensed mortgage
handling everything
is branch manager at the
in house, we
eliminate the middle Cross Country Mortgage branch in
man and there is a
fast turn around.”
Lending services available through Cross Country
Mortgage include home financing and refinancing; primary,
second homes and investment homes; multi family homes
and condos; debt consolidation; jumbo loans; foreign national
loans; FHA, VA and USDA home loans; HARP refinancing
and more.
Vincent and his staff at Cross Country Mortgage Inc, of
Jupiter are focused on providing high-quality mortgage
lending services and customer satisfaction “We will do
everything we can to meet your expectations,” Vince
explained, “We offer a wider selection of home purchase and
refinance products than most mortgage companies, so
whether you’re in the market for a starter home or your longterm dream house, we have the products and services to make
either a reality.”
Cross Country Mortgage is more than a mortgage company.
This slogan the company carries applies to all licensed
branches located in 49 states. With such a large direct
mortgage lending base, better rates and better closing costs
are enjoyed by most clients.
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Cross Country
Mortgage corporate
is NMLS 3029,
while Jupiter’s
branch is NMLS
929747. Fiordilino
is a licensed
mortgage broker
NMLS 285274.
Other local staff
members include
Sharon VogtSantiago, senor loan The conference room at Cross
Country is spacious and impressive.
consultant with
NMLS #1030429;
Marc Croce,
Representative and Marketing Coordinator NMLS #180053;
Elena Vasquez, mortgage loan originator NMLS #1214341;
and Michael P. Boyd, senior mortgage consultant NMLS
#1108751. There are several other associates.
Fiordilino was formerly with Main Street Financial before
joining Cross Country. Vincent actually graduated from
Physical Therapy School, but never entered the field. Rather,
he became involved in real estate and merged into
mortgages. He has been in the finance consulting and
mortgage lending business for more than a decade. “I
literally backed my way into this environment,” he said, “as
I began to purchase properties through a property investment
company started with a family friend.” A Brooklyn, New
York native, Vincent moved to Florida with his family at the
age of 11 and eventually received his Bachelors Degree from
the University of North Florida, Jacksonville. He later
obtained his MBA Degree at Nova Southeastern University,
Ft. Lauderdale.
Fiordilino does a radio broadcast dealing with mortgage
lending every Wednesday from 6-6:30 pm on 95.9 FM and
900 AM in Palm Beach Gardens. With this issue of The
Beacon, he is
starting a monthly
column titled
Mortgage Matters.
concluded by
stating, “Our
mission here has
always been
trustworthy and
There are two client lounges at
services of a locally Cross Country, both providing
owned company
comfortable and clean surroundings
while delivering the to those waiting.
expertise and cost
benefits of the largest wholesale lenders.”
To learn more about Cross Country Mortgage, go to, or call the local office at
(561) 745-3344.
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The Beacon • 839-3145 • January 2015
Diversified Author Completes
Novel with Intricate Elements
the reader realizes the
complicated maze of
encounters Capt. Billy
Forbes experiences and the
This Former Yacht Captain Spells a Delicious Tale of
realism of life on the water
Love, Loss and Moral Decay of One Man on the Water can only be conveyed by
one who has lived this kind
JUPITER -- Local author and yacht captain Jeff Ford has
of life, which Ford did for
completed a unique novel titled “Loco,” which takes the
nearly 15 years as captain
reader on a riveting cruise from the opulent New York
of a yacht. Of course, Ford
Hampton's to a poor fishing village in Honduras.
has weaved a fictional tale
In relating the theme of the book, Ford told The Beacon,
that brings real life to the
“Capt. Billy Forbes finally finds the perfect woman. While
cruising the Atlantic Ocean aboard a luxurious yacht,
Ford has brought more
Destiny, the couple fall madly in love. Later, Capt. Forbes
realism into the story as
encounters multiple problems on the ocean including a
Capt. Forbes first mate,
hurricane, a ruthless murderer, Honduran drug dealers and
Ford shakes hands with the
Marco, a character in the
his own personal
owner of CoinJack Marina
book, is an actual person
struggle in facing his
(Louis), one of the stops on the
the author worked with for author’s East Coast book
worst fears.”
six years. In the story,
signing tour.
The book has been
Marco witnesses a brutal
proclaimed a winner
murder in the drug- laden
by several critics
entrails of Honduras. As the book reveals, the main
which generally
character, Capt. Forbes, years later sacrifices his morals
characterizes the plot
for the fortune that can be derived from dealing in drugs
as a fast moving tale
and is eventually confronted by the same ruthless killer.
with convincing detail
Ford explained that the book has several different layers
and much drama.
The author, Jeff Ford, is shown by his
the reader will have to sort through, and in the end,
Ford said he grew up
promotional display at a book signing
his own interpretation of its meaning. But,
on the water in
Dec. 5 at RJ’s Native Sun Cafe.
essentially, it is a cleverly crafted story of love, loss and
moral decay. “The underlying message,” he said, “is
Massachusetts and loves the ocean. He became a musician
identifying what the important things in life really are.”
in high school, later mastering the drums and performing
Ford has done a number of book promotions including
with several bands for a number of years. He became a
the latest book signing at the new RJ’s Native Sun Cafe in
graduate civil engineer designing various systems for
Tequesta during its grand opening. December 6. Further,
different companies. Eventually, he received his captain’s
he earlier completed an East Coast tour by boat aboard a
license and served on a yacht for a number of years,
1974, 53-foot Hatteras. The tour included eight stops
cruising from New York to Ft. Lauderdale and The
between Cape Cannerval, Florida and Boston,
Caribbean. He has also obtained a dive masters
Massachusetts. More are
planned for Florida and
“My father had written two books,” Ford explained, “and
elsewhere, he said.
inspired me as well as other writers, I had always dreamed
Ford said a sequel to
that someday I might become an author.” With Loco, he is
Loco is in the offing
fulfilling that dream - and in a big way! Morgan White, Jr.
of CBS Radio, Boston eventually. The sequel is to
be titled, Imminent Hazard.
said, “Ford has
displayed an Ian
Loco is available in
Fleming like style of
several countries and may
detail and edge of
be purchased through
your seat excitement Amazon and other sources.
a definite must read.”
Barnes & Noble is also
handling it in their stores.
His style has also
Or, it may be ordered
been described as a
This is the cover of Ford’s
cross between Michael through Ford’s website:
Loco, which One
Creighton and Clive
conveys the
This is the 1974. 53-foot Hatteras Cussler. But, when
may contact the author
various layers of the plot Ford sailed on during his recent
through his email:
one becomes
love, loss and moral decay.
East Coast book tour.
engrossed in the book, [email protected] • January 2015
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre has broken all previous
records by exceeding 7,626 subscribers for the current
2014/15 season, Spark Your Imagination!
“Our 2014/15 season ticket sales represent a milestone
for the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, and we believe this new
record is a testament to the outstanding artistic
excellence that our patrons have come to expect,” said
Andrew Kato, the Theatre’s producing artistic director.
The 617-seat venue features a new subscription seating
option: 62 new luxurious premium seats and an adjacent
private upstairs, The Green Room. Spoil yourself in
spacious 23” seats and enjoy the amenities throughout
the season, including a stylish Club Level Lounge with a
private bar and restrooms, one free drink of choice with
ticket purchase for season shows, panoramic views of
the stage and a private entrance and elevator.
In addition to the theatre’s season shows, tickets are
currently on sale for the theater’s annual series of
outstanding concerts and more. New upcoming limited
engagements include the falsetto and smooth harmonies
of the Atlantic City Boys (January 2) and a dynamic
tribute to Frank Sinatra with Steve Lippia Centennial
Sinatra (January 3).
Ever wanted to try singing, dancing – or perfect your
skills?The Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra
Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts has just the
class for you, with exciting spring classes taught by
Broadway-caliber theater professionals beginning
Jannuary 5.
In addition to producing full-scale professional family
shows throughout the season, the Theatre’s Conservatory
offers year-round learning opportunities for kids and
adults of all ages, including a spring semester of
exciting, fun-filled classes taught by Broadway-caliber
theatre professionals. The Theatre is currently enrolling
students of all ages in all levels of dance, voice, acting,
musical theatre and more!
The Conservatory offers a range of ballet, jazz, tap
and hip hop dance classes, as well as courses in play
creation, guitar, audition techniques and musical
theatre singing.
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“We have something for everyone at the Conservatory,
and we are very excited that our signature Musical
Theatre Production classes will be producing two fullscale musicals this spring: Dr. Doolittle Jr. and Sweet
Charity,” said Julie Rowe, the Theatre’s director of
education. “The musicals will be performed on the Maltz
Jupiter Theatre’s stage, complete with professional
production values: sets, costumes, lights, a full orchestra
and more. Enrollment fees are all-inclusive, covering all
costumes and performance-related costs.”
Over 600 students per year come from as far as Miami,
Wellington and Fort Pierce to study at the Conservatory.
The connection to the Theatre allows students the
opportunity to perform on the Theatre’s stage and work
alongside professionals both onstage and off, with
hands-on workshops and master classes that offer
students an opportunity to learn first-hand from
nationally known directors and Broadway performers,
agents and local instructors.
Spring classes began January 5, and registration is now
open. Scholarships are also available. For information,
call (561) 575-2672 or visit the theatre’s website:
Join Dorothy in an adventure with her lovable friends
as they journey to meet the Wizard in the Tony Award®winning Broadway sensation The Wiz!
This January, ease on down the road with the spirited
rock gospel and soul musical based on the beloved
classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, January 13 through
February 1 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Featuring the
hits “Ease on Down the Road,” “Home” and “Believe in
Yourself,” this family-friendly stage phenomenon is the
smash hit of the New Year!
Directed by the Theatre’s producing artistic director,
Andrew Kato, The Wiz will come alive with the
exhilarating theatrical elements of full-stage projections,
imaginative puppetry, aerial flying and evocative scenery
to tell the story of Dorothy’s quest to Oz.
Tickets for The Wiz start at $54. Tickets are now on
sale for all of the shows in the 2014/15 season. For
tickets and additional information, call (561) 575-2223
or visit For more information on
bringing your group to the Theatre, contact group
concierge Shannon Murphy at (561) 972-6117.
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The Beacon • 839-3145 • January 2015
Protype Store for Popular
Wings and Things Opens
features a large booth
section at the front, a
separate dining room
and a bar and lounge
This Corporate Restaurant is a Showcase for All of the area. Broedus said
Future Hurricane Grill & Wings Franchises Operations happy hour is daily
from 2-7 pm.
JUPITER -- Hurricane Grill & Wings started in Ft. Pierce,
Domestic beers are 1/2
Florida back in 1995 and has grown immensely ever since,
off, with draft beer at
now having more than 74 franchises or corporate stores open
$1.75. Wine and well
or under construction in 15 states.
drinks are also half
An outdoor patio and bar is
The latest store opened in Chasewood Plaza December 15 to
price during this time. available at Hurricane Grill and
enthusiastic patrons. General Manager Ramon Broadus told
The decor at the
The Beacon, “This store is a prototype for all future franchise
prototype restaurant is
operations. With the introduction of our new restaurant model,
tropical at best and very comfortable. The staff is friendly and
the company has gone green and enlarged into a full scale
attentive. All foods are made to order, but turn around is fast.
restaurant.” The menu highlights the restaurant’s famous wings The restaurant features a rewards program, E-Club and other
and sauces, but a full
online opportunities. Go to
menu is now available
Hurricane Gill & Wings is unique in that it attracts a wide age
with a wide selection of range of patrons. The median age of 18-55, with a preference
appetizers, soups and
for families, is noted. A Kid’s Night is featured here Tuesdays
salads, burgers,
and entertainment with balloons and things is to be introduced
sandwiches, sliders,
tacos and quesadillas,
A large patio is adjacent to the restaurant with an outside
seafood, steak and
bar that is serviced through open windows from the main
chicken entrees. Plus,
inside bar. The patio
there is a wide variety
will accomodate up to
of party platters and
50 people besides the
Hurricane Grill & Wings General some tasty homemade
bar seating, which
Manager Ramon Broadus, right, is
features at least a
shown with part of his staff at the
Hurricane Grill &
dozen stools. Soon,
front entrance to the new facility in Wings is known for its
live music will be
Chasewood Plaza.
jumbo wings and
featured on the patio.
signature sauces. The sauces range from Raspberry Ice to Sea
Since the restaurant
Salt & Vinegar, 12 in all. Also, there are BBQ favorites honey
a new prototype for
chipotle, a Seven Seas section with such items as Jamaican
Jerk and Teriyaki.
When you see this sign at the northeast
there are
There are also sauces
of Chasewood Plaza on Indiantown
certain criteria for
on the sweet side and
Road, you’ll know you have arrived at
prospects as to
spice rubs, such as
Hurricane Grill & Wings.
preferred sites.
smokey mesquite and
Locations must be
blackened lime. The
freestanding or end cap spaces (such as the one in Chasewood
newest sauces are
Plaza), with square footage of 3,400 to 5,300 in areas offering
Margarita Jalapeno
high visibility, accessibility, easy ingress/egress and
and Creamy Sriracha.
convenient parking. The company states that a Hurricane
Besides their new
Wings restaurant is the”coolest opportunity in franchising.”
sauces, the restraurant
and a prospect “must be “ready to trade in their wing tips for
is promoting
This is one of thee interior dining areas at
flip flops.”
Hurricane2Go, wing
the new Hurricane Grilll & Wings.
“With the opening, the company has enjoyed busy days and
platters for football
nights and positive feedback,” Broadus said, “and we are
parties at home and 1,000 ways to Build a Burger.
looking forward to serving the community for a long time.”
Prior to the official opening, the restaurant featured a two
day preview and many local residents were invited to partake
of the foods offered. This reporter enjoyed the Hurricane
Salmon entree with the ginger and garlic and the raspberry ice
sauces. It was genuinely tasty. The two sides consisting of rice
and broccoli were an added treat.
The restaurant is cleverly designed as a family restaurant and
Broadus is new to Hurricane Grill and Wings. He has been
in Jupiter since last October. With regard to his employment
at the company, Broedus said, “When I looked at what the
company has accomplished and the future potential, I decided
it was exactly the type of place I would open. What better
testament than that could one want for a restaurant?
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The Beacon • 839-3145 • January 2015
Catch the New Wave in Casual Fine Dining Where
the Focus is Primarily on Locally Sustained
Quality Food, Quality Service and Value
Join Us Tuesday, January 20, 2015
for Our 5 Course WINE DINNER
Featuring STAG LEAP
Call for Reservations As Seating is Limited!
REMEMBER: We are Open for Lunch
Wednesday - Saturday, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Open Mon-Sat at 5pm
566 N U. S. Highway One, Tequesta, FL 33469
(561) 406-2552 •
Like us on Facebook
(STEPPIN’ OUT cont. from page 47)
and a Sake Bar as well. It really is quite a place, and with the
prompt and friendly servers, it’s a pleasant place to be for lunch,
probably anytime. If you are a Thai food lover, you’ll really like
this place, which lives up to its reputation they’ve had in
Tequesta for many years. Give it a try!
Burger FI is just that in Harbourside Place - a step up to the
counter and convey your order kind of spot. The Burger FI was
born out of the owner’s desire for the “Burgerfication of
America.” Would you believe that the whole concept was
derived from the success and acclaim generated from The Office
in Delray Beach, and the all-natural Angus “CEO Burger” there?
The owner, Mr. Rosatti, is actually in the process of taking his
award-winning burger beyond Atlantic Avenue now, claiming
almost 70 locations to date. The Burger FI in Harrbourside Place,
which opened December 5, is one of the newest in the
developing chain. Burgers and fries, hot dogs, frozen custards,
frozen concretes and craft beers are pretty much the menu for
this place. Some say, it’s the best burger ever introduced
anywhere. We haven’t tried it, but one look at their menu the
other day and we decided it is to be placed on our list of places
to go in the future. Meanwhile, try their “Hippie Burger” and tell
me what you think. That’s quite a name for a burger. The menu
says it is two grilled quinoa burgers served on a potato bun with
a side of neon relish. That neon concept probably makes it a
hippie and no doubt makes all who go there curious. The quinoa
is probably a curious thing, too. If you don’t know what it is,
well, it’s a protein-packed grain found in the Andes. It was
brought to America and people are including it in all kinds of
the Chef
by Chef Levent Yurdatap,
Ocean Bleu Restaurant
I Hope everyone had a great Holiday Season and a Happy
New Year. 2014 was a great year. Now we are in 2015 and
most of us will have a New Year’s resolution. Most of the
New Year’s resolutions have something to do with shedding
the extra pounds we put on from Holiday Dinners. A good
clean diet is a great way to start. After all, we are what we
At the Ocean Bleu, we believe in eating the freshest
vegetables and proteins, not using any processed foods. We
use local purveyors that are also available to the public. We
connected with most of our local purveyors through
farmer’s markets around town. My wife and I go to the
farmer’s markets every week. Most of the purveyors at the
Markets are GMO free and Organic, and their product tastes
great. Here is a very popular and healthy side dish recipe at
the Ocean Bleu;
Black Eyed Pea Succotash
2 oz Good Quality Bacon
2 oz Red Bell Peppers Small Diced
2 oz Red Onions Small Diced
6 oz Local Corn removed from the Cob
6 oz Kai Kai Farm Black Eyed Peas lightly blenched
1 oz Fresh Pesto
Salt and Pepper
Directions; In a saute pan render the bacon fat, add the red
peppers and onions. Cook the mixture until onions are
lightly caramelized. Add in the corn and black eyed peas,
cook for 2 minutes , mix in the pesto and season.
recipes. Protein is good for you, they say, so please notify me
when you try it – make a believer out of me! Oh, and get this –
their burgers are all under $10. The Burger FI Burger is only
$5.87. Unbelievable!
Here’s something to put on you calendar – the 9th Annual
Jupiter Craft Brewers Festival is coming to Roger Dean
Stadium Saturday, January 24, 1-5 pm. More than 60 Brewers
and 175 different beers will be showcased. Tickets are available
online at We caught this event last
year and it is well worth attending. There is live entertainment, a
silent disco and other activity going on the whole time. But,
remember, it’s all about the beer!
Here’s the scoop on the progress of several new restaurants that
have opened up, or are about to; Rustic Inn on the Jupiter Inlet
off A1A is shooting for mid January. Old Florida Bar & Grill in
the former Sharky’s location west of the railroad tracks on
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Band is Making Big Strides
Here with Real Life Originals
This Group Had their First CD Release Party in Late
November at Guanabanas and was Well Received
JUPITER -- He’s a Pilot, He’s a Surfer, He’s a Rocker and a Hit
Maker. That sounds like the lyrics of a pop song, don’t you think?
Maybe not, but in the case of one Perry Strait, he is all of these things.
And, he may very well be a romantic.
Strait is making big strides in this area with his group, The Perry
Strait Band, having organized about two years ago. But, Strait has been
performing for seven years other places, mostly in West Palm Beach.
Strait is beginning to cement bookings locally for the band and has
already gained a following from solo performances at Tiki Bar 52 and
the full band at Guanabanas. Strait has done solo gigs at Das Biergarten
and Specialty Beer Cellar, both in Abacoa. His last performance in this
area was on December 4 at
the Beer Cellar.
With the release of the
new CD, “Warmer than
Whiskey” November 29 at
Guanabanas, the band
gained a whole new
popularity. “The album
release party was great,”
Strait said,“because all my
friends and family were
there and I think we
gained some new followers
Here, Perry Strait really gets into one of
that had not heard us
his songs.
The “Warmer than Whiskey” CD cuts are all originals. The album
title song, we feel, makes Strait a romantic aside from all the other
accomplishments he has made, because it is about being loved and
appreciated. The CD itself has been dedicated to the victims of
Hurricane Katrina, which did a horrifying number on New Orleans a
few years ago. Strait, a New Orleans native, said most of his family
was wiped out by the storm, including the old family homestead which
has never been refurbished. “I hope someday I can go back to New
Orleans and be in a position to rebuild that home. It has held a lot of
memories as my grandmother’s great grandmother homesteaded the
property, and until Katrina, it has been lived in and well maintained.”
Thus, another reason why we think Strait is a romantic, although he
won’t admit it.
Strait claims his band is Southern Rock, but there are many
resemblances of bonefide country and a bit of the blues in his music.
When performing, the band’s playlist has a good mix of originals and
commercial cover songs.
Another original song on Strait’s new CD is called “Open Hands.” It,
too, has ties with Hurricane Katrina. Lyrics in a part of the chorus in
the song, ”Power in the Palm
of the Open Hand”, would
reflect the outreach people
had after the storm and
Strait’s feeling towards
family and recovery.
Some of his songs have
also been influenced by
surfing, a sport he has long
enjoyed. In fact, Strait left the
surf to come to our interview
and said he planned to return
to the Juno Beach Pier for
more afterwards.
Some of Strait’s songs are
very imaginary, perhaps
humorous. Song title “Money
in a Briefcase” has
Perry Strait in one of his soulful moments
reminiscences of the
songwriter’s time spent as a at the Perry Strait Band CD release party at
private pilot for an
executive airlines. He
envisions a wealthy man sitting in the back of the plane carrying a
briefcase full of money. This is definitely a southern rock tune.
Listening to the Perry Strait Band is, indeed, an experience in itself.
Much of their music is upbeat and strongly presented by very
experienced musicians. The key factor, we believe, is that the band is
together and always on target. The band personnel includes Bob Taylor,
keyboard; Michael Esnie, bass; Jack Tree, drums; and Strait, lead guitar
and vocals.
The band performs often on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach.
Their next two bookings are January 9 at Osage and on January 17 at
Probably the crucial
factors regarding Strait’s
band and music would be
its outstanding musicians,
and the original lyrics of
Perry’s tunes - all of
which are heartfelt, warm
and sometimes reflecting a
bit of humor. All his songs
are based on actual
happenings, but are
presented with a degree of
twists. Some are so special
The Perry Strait Band held its first CD
that we think they could
Release Party at Guanabanas on November
be picked up by other
29, 2014.
The CD is available on ITunes, Spotify, Amazon, Rhapsody and other
online sources. Also, one can order through Strait’s facebook page: Strait Music.
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The Beacon • 839-3145 • January 2015
StrumminA ’R O U N D
by Jay Wolfe, proprietor of Wolfe Guitars,
2875 Jupiter Park Dr. #400, Jupiter, FL 33458
We were recently very pleased to host an in-store clinic with one of my
favorite Singer-Guitarist, Robben Ford. Ford has been a favorite of mine for
several decades and counting, but I’d not met him before. His excellent Clinic
ran approximately two hours and covered many topics of interest to the 40+
attendees. Following the teaching session and a lively Q&A period, Ford
performed for us with our own rhythm section, which was really exciting.
Typically, when you see and hear such a musical giant perform, the tickets are
expensive and the artist is far from you and you don’t get to hang out and
pose questions, as we did in this case.
Robben was very gracious and giving with his knowledge, time and talents.
He readily signed cd’s, album covers and a few guitars for us. He answered
many questions and he explained it all in clear, understandable terms. His
teaching style is relaxed and gentle, even though he covered a lot of territory.
Many participants told me afterwards that they did in fact “learn” from Ford,
which is always good to know when we plan future clinics..
Our rhythm section band consisted, by design, of guys that never played
together before, and I felt this would be interesting. I was confident that these
particular musicians would enjoy playing with the great Robben Ford, and
also that Robben would enjoy them. To lead the group I selected Royal Hayes,
Jr. on Guitar, our own Graham Zebedee on Bass and Joe Wyman on drums.
Very competent players all, and they did a superb job. I felt the fact that they
had never played with one another added a bit of intrigue, but I had my
confidence in these folks and they measured up fine.
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Offering Expert Repairs and Set-Up
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-4
(STEPPIN’ OUT cont. from page 48)
A specially assembled band performed at a recent Robben Ford clinic at Wolfe
Guitars. Pictured are Ford (left), guitar: Royal Hayes, guitar; Graham Zebedee, base and
Joe Wyman, drums. Jay Wolfe, is shown at the far right with a smile on his face.
Robben conducted a five minute rehearsal with the guys before the clinic.
When he concluded his teaching, young Royal kicked the band into gear with
a couple of his own excellent jam style tunes. Ford had planned a 15 minute
break, but when he heard the band, he quickly joined in and things really got
interesting. Ford treated us all to a solid hour an 15 minutes of great music,
with lots of his guitar brilliance and some smooth vocals. He generously
tossed young Royal lot’s of solo breaks which he handled with skill and style.
Smiles were in abundance and we all had a ball. I must say the acoustics in
our Wolfe Guitars shop are superb, which added to the fun.
Robben Ford is an interesting and very talented fellow and I plan to host
other events with him in the months and years to come. He was pleased with
the event and complimentary of our band and the fine musicians that attended
the clinic, among which were some of the finest musicians in South Florida.
Many more wanted to attend, but space was limited. Please check out Robben
Ford, and let us know what you think. I hope you become a fan as well.
Indiantown Road, is also shooting for mid January. Legendary
Sports Grill in Tequesta’s County Line Plaza is open and
waiting for business to accelerate. Pizza City, in The Shoppes
of Tequesta (next to Sir Speedy) expects to be open in late
January. The second location for Too Bizarre Wine Bar, in
Harbourside Place, is open. RJ’s Native Sun Café, the great pit
BBQ place, opened in County Line Plaza, Tequesta, December
5th. Where does that leave us now? Let’s see, hummm – can’t
think of anything else at the moment.
If you have been wondering where all the seasonal crowds are,
hit the road during rush hour, or most anytime, for that matter.
You’ll know. If you’ve been wondering where the crowds are
at lunch, go to Blondies Café in Tequesta during lunchtime.
You’ll know. We slipped in there just before Christmas and the
place was jammed to capacity. The kitchen was humming. The
waitresses’ were intent and the customers were enjoying their
orders. We had – so did the guy next to us at the counter – the
famous Blondies Mediterranean House Salad, commonly
known as a Greek Salad, Blondies puts their own personal
touch to this salad, along with everything else they bring out of
the kitchen. Unbelievably good! Check it out.
We welcome Boston Chowda to The Beacon this month. This
new Chowder and other good stuff place opened a storefront in
The Fashion Mall, Tequesta, recently and has been gaining
new customers right and left with award-winning chowder,
lobster rolls, etc. The facility is a take out, or they will do
catering, but one can stop in and get a bowl of chowda, sit up • January 2015
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(STEPPIN’ OUT cont. from page 48)
Was the Night before Christmas
And All Through the Land
The People Were Sleeping with Joy
in Their Hearts
The Beacon was finished and Words put
to Bed
Info and Knowledge they hadn’t yet read
With Stillness not even a Mouse could be
As their ears waited for Santa and Burt
They squeeze through the Chimney a sight
to behold
The Joy of Christmas was seeing them both!
Skinny they weren’t but what does it matter
They bring the Beacon and come down the
Ho Ho Ho !!!
at a small counter and enjoy while watching the traffic go by on
US One. It’s a hoot! Owner Steve Cassidy has been in the
restaurant industry 40 years and has been winning “Chowda
Lovers” since the 90s. His recipe has won several awards and
been features on a number of TV shows, the most recent – NBC
Today Show. Also, he has been participating in the West Palm
Beach and Palm Beach Gardens Green; Markets for several
years. Look for the Boston Chowda article in this issue of The
Beacon, and be sure to stop by for some really great clam
chowda. You won’t regret it.
New York Bar & Grill, 12189 U. S. Highway One, North Palm
Beach, was really busy over the holidays with parties, catering
and music for dancing. Joanne Gomez, new owner, has
introduced a new live entertainment schedule. A great band,
Memory Lane, is on stage here Wednesday nights for Motown
dancing, 6:30-10:00 pm. Thursday is Karaoke night from 7:30
pm. A number of popular bands rotate schedules on Friday
nights. They include Gypsy Lane, Pocket Change, L-Tribe,
Fabulons, Synergy X-Live, Feeder Band and a Billy Idol Tribute
Band. Saturday nights, Larry Johnson & Elevated Soul performs
from 9:30pm to 1:30am. Check out the NYBG food while you
are there. It is fabulous. Such things as prime rib, shrimp scampi,
steaks, chicken, seafood and much more are always available
from 4 pm to 4:30 am. That’s right, their kitchen is open all night
long. You might want to try the onion rings, too. They are
homemade right on the premises, and o-so-delicious! Check
NYBG front cover this issue of The Beacon.
The Holidays have consumed us. We’ve gotta quit. Bye! • January 2015
-- Best of the Country Clubs exhibition will continue at
Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta through January 10, 2015.
The exhibit features artists from the following gated
communities: Admiral’s Cove, BallenIsle, Eastpointe, Ibis,
Jonathan’s Landing, Lost Tree Village, Old Marsh, PGA
National, Sailfish Point and The Loxahatchee Club. Artists will
display paintings, ceramics, photographs, needlepoint, jewelry,
sculpture and much more. Plein Art painting and faculty works
are also on display. Coming January 16 & 17 exhibition and
workshop with Linda Riggs is set for January 16 and 17. In
February, Richard Burkett will hold a workshop on the 27th
and28th about Finding New Forms and Surfaces with the
Extruder and the Wheel. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is located at
373 Tequesta Drive.
--Visiting Angels of the Palm Beaches is pleased to announce
that Maureen Hyland, RN has been appointed Director of Client
Maureen joins Visiting Angels with a long and distinguished
career in nursing and elder care. Most recently, Maureen served
as a Family Nurse Consultant for Alzheimer’s Community Care
in West Palm Beach, where she counseled and educated clients
and their families to guide them through issues relating to
Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of cognitive impairment.
Ms. Hyland graduated from the University of North Carolina
with a Bachelor’s Degree and obtained her Nursing Degree from
Palm Beach Community College. She brings an important layer
of knowledge, judgment and expertise to Visiting Angels.
--Gillian Rose, partner in Old Dixie Cafe North, Hobe Sound,
and formerly the Old Dixie Cafe in Jupiter, has published a book
about her hometown, Wigan, England. Titled “The Poison
Glen’, Gillian writes about the dreadful child labor working
conditions in the 1800s through two wars, a prisoner of war
camp in Nazi Germany and ending on the shores of the United
States of America. The book is available through Amazon and
all e-books. The photo below is the cover of the book.
---The congregation at Jupiter First Church made Christmas
merry and bright for the children of families served by El Sol,
Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource Center. December 20. As part
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of their Secret Shepherd program, members of Jupiter First
Church fulfilled the Christmas gift wishes of nearly 100 of El
Sol’s children. On Monday, December 8, 2014 volunteers from
Jupiter First Church started moving the toys and gifts to El Sol
in anticipation of the big party.
El Sol's mission is to improve the quality of life of all residents
of the town of Jupiter by providing services to those in need,
especially day laborers and their families.
--An Art & Tea Fashion Show is planned for January 10, 2:00
pm, at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta. There will be an
afternoon of fashion, food and fun as unique artist-made
clothing and accessories will be modeled, and a shopping
boutique will follow after the show. Regular seating is $90,
premium seating is $125. For more information, contact Shelia
[email protected]
-- The Village of Tequesta will provide the public with online
access to building permits, building plan reviews, fire
prevention permits, and development review applications. The
online building permit application information is available from
the date of August 1, 2014 to present. Permits must be a
registered contractor in Village of Tequesta to apply for a
permit or schedule an inspection over the Internet. A limited
type of building "trade" permit applications is accepted online.
The list of available permit applications will be displayed after
you log in and select "Apply for a Permit". Currently, Owner
Builder, New Constructions, Interior Build Outs, Additions,
and Cell Towers, must be submitted in person to the Building
Department located at 345 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta/ To obtain
a username and password and an online application manual,
please call (561)768-0450.
To find out if you need a permit or if you may have other
questions, call us (561) 768-0450.
To Schedule an Inspection Online:
You must be a registered contractor using a valid username and
password to schedule an inspection over the internet.
Inspections can be scheduled daily from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
using the online permitting system. This system not only allows
you to schedule inspections, but view inspection results.
--Vincent J. Fiordilino, branch manager at Cross Country
Mortgage, 612 N. Orange Ave., #512, is a candidate for Man of
the Year through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s current
fundraising campaign, Champions of Hope. While each
candidate conducts his own campaign , all candidates are united
by one goal - to use their leadership skills to help blood cancer
patients live longer and have more fulfilling lives. The
campaign lasts 10 weeks and candidates are requiresd to pledge
to help raise a minimum of $10,000 in secured funds or auction
items that will count towards individual fund raising totals. All
proceeds will support the LLS mission: Cure leukemia,
lymphona, Hodkin’s disease and myeloma and improve the
quality of life for patients and their families.
The kick-off for the Man and Woman of the Year is scheduled
for February 12 at the Gardens Mall Grand Court. The Man and
Woman of the Year Grand Finale will be April 24 at the
Wyndom Grand Jupiter in Harbourside Place, Indiantown Rd.
& U. S. Hwy. 1.
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Expansion the Result of Need,
Luck and Lots of Negotiating
For this Popular Fitness Center a $225,000 Makeover
Found New Equipment, Training Room and Studio
JUNO BEACH -- “The perfect storm,” as described by
Rick Opton, owner of Loggerhead Fitness, occurred and
paved the way for a $225,000 expansion project, which is
now completed at the Plaza La Mer facility, 901 Donald
Ross Road.
Opton explained: “We were in need of a larger space for
our personal trainers to work in and were then compelled
This separate and fully equipped personal training
to expand when a competitor closed in nearby Loggerhead room
was created with the Loggerhead Fitness
Plaza. When Juno Beach Fitness closed down, we received expansion.
a considerable windfall. In less than a month, 130 new
members and four full time personal trainers moved down completed this past fall and we opened the expanded
the hill and joined our family. In June 2013 (prior to the
facility November 1.”
other fitness center closing), the Seagull Diner vacated
As a result of the expansion, Loggerhead Fitness was
from space directly next door to Loggerhead Fitness. We
able to gain a Fitness Class Studio (2,000-square-feet) with
found ourselves in a position to negotiate a fair lease with impressive wood flooring that floats on wood strips with
the Plaza La Mer management and took over half of the
foam. “We currently run more than 40 classes a week in
diner’s 4500-square-feet of space. The renovations were
this studio,” Opton advised. “Everything from yoga, group
cycle, zumba and step is taught here and a full class
schedule can be found on our website.”
Additionally, the center now has a separate personal
training room with all new equipment and several new
fitness machines in the main workout room. Further, Opton
said, in the near future he may be able to take over the
other half of the former diner space for even more fitness
The improvements in the main workout area include a
new rubber flecked flooring, which is much cleaner and
more flexible than the old black mats. Also, $100,000
worth of new cardio and gym equipment was installed
including eight treadmills, two lateral X trainers, two
recumbent ellipticals and another step mill. The cardio
machines are all equipped with integrated TVs that are Wi
Fi and blue tooth enabled.
The new personal training studio features a multi-station
hoist cage, battle ropes, TRX. kettle bells, dumb bells, web
slide with resistance bands and a Cybex functional training
machine. The space is large and will accommodate small
group personal training.
Loggerhead Fitness is one of the better operated
programs in this area, and certainly one of the largest in
terms of membership, which now totals over 1,600.
Rick Opton, owner of Loggerhead Fitness,
Opton bought the original Loggerhead Fitness in 2005
explains the function of some new equipment to a
and operated it part-time, with the help of a general
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manager and several part-time front desk employees. Rick
maintained a full time job at the time, and also operated a
marketing firm he founded in 2009, Harvest Marketing
Group. He eventually merged the marketing company with
SoVi Digital and was a managing director. He left SoVi
last November and is giving full attention to the fitness
operation. “The club has grown,” he advised, “and I felt it
was best to no longer manage from the sidelines.”
Opton gave accolades to his staff, which now consists of
25 personal trainers that make Loggerhead Fitness their
home, and a dozen group class instructors. He noted that
the club caters to fitness afficionados over 40. “The core
demographic we serve is the baby boomer population that
lives three miles in every direction around us,” he said,
“but, we want to take steps to attract younger residents,
Eight new treadmills were included in the additional
$100,000 worth of fitness equipment added to the main gym
area at Loggerhead Fitness.
A community minded business man, Opton belongs to
the Northern Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, and was to The Beaches Small Business Initiative and is a member
recently recognized and awarded as Small Business of the of Friends of Jupiter Beach, serving on the organization‘s
Year. He also serves on the Chamber’s Small Business
board of directors and serves the Town of Jupiter as a
Advisory Council. The fitness center owner also belongs
member of the Beach Committee. Recently, he was called
upon to lead a technology seminar for the Small Business
Advisory Council of the Chamber of Commerce and
received high grades for this.
Like a healthy muscle, Loggerhead Fitness has grown
and expanded. “It’s not every day that we can devote the
time and money to this type of growth,” Opton concluded,
“so we are trying to think ahead of what our future needs
will be. We do have our eyes on further expansion and
plan to be in the community for a long time. We are one of
only a few independent boutique clubs to survive, and for
that we are grateful.”
An open house is planned for early 2015, but a date has
not been set. To learn more about Loggerhead Fitness, go
to, which is a very thorough
website, visit the facility at Plaza La Mer in Juno Beach,
With its expansion, Loggerhead Fitness gained a new
or call them at (561) 625-3011.
group class studio which offers many opportunities.
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will be Painting lessons, daily painting demonstrations by
O'Neil illustrating key points and non-stop information and
essential learning tools including: Authentic impressionists and
expressionists palette, Clear informed thinking, Passionate
--ArtiGras is fast approaching and the Northern Palm
expression, Seeing with a more refined eye, Looser flowing
Beach Chamber of Commerce is in need of volunteers for the
brush work and Powerful color mixing.
February 14-16 event. It would be an opportunity to
--An Art Tea and Fashion Show will be held at the
participate in one of the top art exhibitions in the country.
Lighthouse ArtCenter on Saturday, January 10, 2015, 2-4:30
There are several different volunteer areas and shifts, so there
pm. Original handmade clothing, textiles, jewelry and
is sure to be something for everyone. ArtiGras is held along
the ocean front on A1A from Marcinsky Blvd. to Juno Beach. accessories from around the world will be presented. A fabulous
artisan couture show, a chance to win great gifts, the “Best of
--A Call To Artists, sponsored by The Artists Association
the Country Club: art exhibition and a trunk show of special,
of Jupiter & A Unique Art Gallery, will present a two-day
one-of-a-kind pieces for purchases will be included. The event
Workshop with Hugh O’Neil Feb. 5 & 6, 2015 at 226 Center
is in support of the ArtCenter’s next 50 years. Premium seating
Street, 8A. The event is designed for beginners to advanced.
is $150, regular seating is $90 and sponsor opportunities are
Members pay $160 and the non-members fee is $180. There
available. Contact Sheila McDonald-Bell, Director of Events, at
(561) 746-3101 or visit
--The Northern Palm Beach
Chapter of the American
Business Women’s Association
will host its monthly meeting on
Wednesday, January 24, at the
PGA Embassy Suites Hotel.
Networking is from 6:00 – 6:30
p.m. A Dinner/Program starts at
6:30 p.m. The cost is $20. There
will be an informative
discussion. To make
reservations or for more
information, contact Karen
Dooley at (561) 543-5641, or
call Pat Key at (561-622-2713.
For more information on
ABWA, contact Chapter
President, Pat Key at 561-6222713, or visit the organization’s
--An opening reception for a
new exhibition at Town of
Jupiter Gallery of Art is set for
January 9, from 6-8 pm at the
Jupiter Community Center. The
public is welcome. A wine
tasting will be presented by
PRP International, Inc. Featured
artists will be Bruce Bain,
photography; painting by
Norma Conway; pottery by
Jackie Cortese Lanier; and
paintings and photoraphs by
Harry Mcvay. Watch for the
Celebreation of the Arts 2015
upcoming events. For more
information, call Faye at (561)
First floor end unit. Parking just steps away.
746-0378 or (561) 329-5007.
Large greenspace out your back patio. Roman tub.
Or, one may go to
Unique unit, priced at only $117,900!
[email protected] The
Gallery is located at 200
Military Trail, Jupiter.
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