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T he R oving R eporter
Editor’s Note: The Beacon is always receptive to comments or letters from readers.
Please send your thoughts or remarks to The Beacon, c/o Words Plus, 308 Tequesta
Drive, #3, Tequesta, FL 33469.
EVERYBODY’S FEARS ANSWERED: Many had feared there would be heavy traffic
congestion with the advent of the Harbourside Place at U. S. Highway One & Indiantown Road.
The inevitable traffic tie-up occurred Friday afternoon, January 16. Your Roving Reporter was
roving in the vicinity of Harbourside Place about 2:00 pm. We had decided to take U. S. One to
reach Fisherman’s Wharf on Indiantown Road. Many times we take Alt. A1A to Indiantown Road,
then go east to this plaza as there are no draw bridges to contend with. But, from our office, it is
shorter to go via U. S. One, if the drawbridge is not up and no trains are blocking crossings. The
Indiantown Road Bridge was stalled in the up position. Traffic was tied up from the bridge east to
A1A and beyond. Traffic was backed up both north and south on U. S. One for miles. To further
complicate things, heavy traffic was exiting from both Harbourside and The Shoppes at Jupiter
(opposite corner). Additionally, a fire truck with lights flashing and siren blaring, was attempting
to turn into Harbourside. Chaotic! There was a 30-minute wait trying to get to our destination.
We finally broke from the stalled traffic, circled around to the U.S. One Bridge only to find it
was open. Very frustrating! When the Indiantown Road Bridge closed and we finally arrived at
our destination, our appointment had gone. Commerce stalled again! This kind of disruption will
not occur every day, but when it does it is not only exasperating, but also very dangerous. Trains
and drawbridges are constantly disrupting business activity daily. We’re hopeful something can
be done to schedule bridge openings less frequently and that All Aboard Florida does not get
approved, so that business may continue without heavy delays. It’s vital!
The Beacon inadvertently identified the name of a championship in
an article about Boston Chowda last month. The award title is The
Boston Chowda Fest. Also, in the same article the wrong dates pertaining
to the company’s participation in area Green Markets were published.
Boston Chowda is featured at the Palm Beach Gardens market Sunday and West Palm
Beach market Saturday.
A Consumer
We regret the error.
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In This Issue...
The Roving Reporter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
The View From My Pedestal . . . . . . . . 7
Better Business Relations . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Blueline Surf & Paddle Co. . . . . . . . . . . 9
Corporate Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Riding the Tides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Water...View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Cypress Drive Promotion . . . . . . . . . . 14
Progressive Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Massage, Clinically Speaking . . . . . . 16
JMC Expansion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
The Armchair Philosopher . . . . . . . . . 20
Beynd the Proscenium Arch . . . . . . . 21
Community Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
It’s the Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Fishing Forecast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Shutter Orchids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Let’s Talk Chocolate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Think Local . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Is There Life After Treatment? . . . . . 28
The Comfort Keeper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Bean There...Brewed That . . . . . . . . . 30
Healthful Hints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Your Real Estate Resource . . . . . . . . . 33
The Rejuvenatror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Gillian Rose Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Service Business Directory . . . . . . . . . 39
JMC Auxiliary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Keppin’ it Clean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
The Modern Juice Company . . . . . . . 42
Steppin’ Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Ask the Chef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Strummin’ Around . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Entertainment Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . 49
Whole Body Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Pet Ponderings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Bizz-Buzz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Private “Eye-deas” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
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 • February 2015
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and the verbal kind -- start falling.
Just because a representative of a nation has applied a
signature to a document that establishes accepted wartime
treatment of prisoners does not mean that country will be
able to abide by those precepts. Intention and reality are
two distinctly different things. Time and the depravity of
the human mind has a way of changing what is “acceptAN ARMY OF LIONS LED BY A SHEEP IS
When faced with an enemy who smiles while decapitatI’ve grown weary of the anti-torture people condemning
young children and cheers while a teacher is burned
ing the United States for the methods used to extract
a person should be able to understand that every
information during a time when an attack on home soil
has a different set of rules. The first and
is not only probable but has already made its way into
rule is to protect a homeland and its peoour history books. Many have compared our methods of
means necessary.
enhanced interrogation to those of the Japanese and Nazis I wonder how the
naysayers would feel if they had to
during World War II. Nothing could be further from the
the innocent. Would the cries of
sight of their blood pooling around
There has been a growing tendency to condemn the
to see that their misguided noU.S. by comparing past history to present circumstances. tions of decency are being
used against us. How many of
My thoughts immediately go to the millions of people
above their necks, would
murdered in concentration camps. How many of them
them? This scenario decould have been saved had we – the nation others turn
“There are no atheists
to in times of aggression – used enhanced interrogation
techniques .
Shortly after the attack on the World Trade Center my
War by the very nature of its purpose is hypocritical.
and I made two road trips to Sedona, Arizona.
Rarely does one country invade another for altruistic
I sat in the Chapel of the Holy Cross and
reasons. When attacked, the responsibility of a governing cried. The first
time I cried for all those who had died on
body is to protect soil and citizens. Carrying out that reSeptember
second time – just 90 days later – I
sponsibility requires people in decision making positions cried because so many
Americans had already forgotten
who understand the enemy and can play by their rules.
nation, we have a short memWar requires a titanium spine and a dedication to flag and ory. I hesitate to think whata that
means to our future.
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Community Involvement is
Surf & Paddle Co. Credo
thing associated with
being on the water,
but they also rent
This Four Year Old Company is Swiftly Taking the Lead in
Surf and Paddle Activity Throughout the Area
Additional activity
here includes yoga
on the water, dozens
of classes, SUP 101,
seminars, themed
party planning,
special events and
Owner Adam Whittington and fun facilitator
much more. SUP
Kim DePasquale say paddleboarding is great!
stands for Stand Up
Paddleboarding. The basics are taught with the focus on water safety, the Dos and Don’ts of the waterways and the most
efficient paddleboarding techniques. “It teaches you how to
respect the waterways and other boaters,” Kim explained in
an interview last spring. “There is something that happens
on the water that is like a healing process. Whether it just
gives them the opportunity to feel normal or gives them the
opportunity for a little bit of freedom,” Kim concluded.
JUPITER -- At Blueline Surf & Paddle Company, it’s all
about the water. Or, perhaps, we should say what one can
do on the water that is fun,
exciting and perfect for
fitness. As for Adam and
Katy Whittington, owners
of this four year old company, they had been avid
surfers and paddleboard
enthusiasts who turned
their passion into a thriving
business. Katy is the ladies Surf and paddle boards are key
fashion coordinator here.
items at Blueline.
Her husband is involved in
the other side of the equation.
Blueline is organizing the first Ocean Warrior Challenge
for September 12-13, at Carlin Park. The town of
Whittington explained: “We wanted to have access to a
is co-sponsoring the event which will attract those
certain type of Hawaiian board to feature in a higher end
in the Eastern SUP Surfing Circuit (ESSC). There
store strictly for those who enjoy adventurous activity on the
water. Also, we wanted to offer gear, accessories and related will be stand up paddleboarding and surfing competition
both days that will find amateurs as well as some pros (or
merchandise for these sports.” This concept was realized
near pros) participating.
with the opening of Blueline in July 2010 at 997 N, A1A.
In the interim, Blueline fun facilitator Kim Depasquale hap- Whittington said, “This event will benefit the Surfing for
pened to meet the Whittingtons and learned about their proj- Autism Foundation and Ride Nature, a Christian based
ect. Kim, also an avid paddleboarder and surfer, had planned non-profit organization.”
to open a mobile store that featured similar products. Instead, Blueline also sponsors the Special Olympics Paddleboardshe went to work for Blueline and working in tandem with
ing group here. DePasquale is a certified Special Olympics
each other they have escalated the interest in these sports
here through considerable community involvement.
An H20 Summer Camp like no other camp is offered each
This fascination with community engages them in educating year for boys and girls ages 7 to 14. New adventures are ofchildren, adults, corporate entities, schools and many other
fered every day where the campers learn to excel in surfing,
sources, not only on the advantages of surfing and paddleskate boarding, surfboarding, paddleboarding, snorkeling,
boarding, but the importance of respecting the environment
yoga, balance training, games, field games and more. Blueand ecosystem as
line has teamed up with the Village of Tequesta to provide
well. In fact, an
local kids with the chance to to get a taste of all areas of
Eco Tour is part of
balance and to disconnect from electronics to enjoy nature.
their schedule of
From all of this activity and the involvement in water
activities, group
related retail, it is clear that Blueline Surf & Paddle Co. is a
tours as well as
one-of-a-kind surf boutique for the modern waterman. Their
private outings.
knowledge of water sports, the gear associated with it and
The company
the diligent quest to align the community with respect for
not only sells
the water, its ecosystem and the total environment of this
area is unique.
surf boards skate
Ladies clothing at Blueline is handled
To learn more go to or call Blueline
boards, kayaks
by Katy Whittington, buyer and fashion
at 561-744-7474.
and nearly everycoordinator.
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unique iphone/ipad shooting and processing workshop will be
offered February 7,from 9:00 am-4:30 pm at the Museum. The
instructor, Cindi Hobgood, has more than 25 years as a film and
television scout for major Hollywood studios.
--A longtime and well known business owner on Cypress
Since it’s invention, the iPhone has become the most used
Drive in Jupiter lost his battle to cancer January 20 in Orlando.
Michael Stover owned It’s About Time, a clock sales and repair camera in the history of photography. In this information-filled
shop, at 1650 Cypress Drive. He celebrated his 10th anniversary intensive workshop, participants will discover the creative
process beyond just simple photo snapping. From capture to
on Cypress Drive about a year ago. The Beacon was notified
by his sister, Debbie Stover McClenny on January 22. She said final image, you’ll be introduced to some of the best apps out
there for creating images beyond your wildest imagination!
Michael was visiting his brother Scot in Orlando, had a short
Cindi has learned to create stunning works of art by developing
stay in Orlando East Hospital then was transferred to Hospice
awareness and mastering the best apps. She’ll be teaching how
where he died.
to get the highest resolution when setting up your iPhone and
apps. Students will practice techniques that include HDR (High
--Visiting Angels of the Palm Beaches is pleased to announce
that Maureen Hyland, RN has been appointed Director of
Dynamic Range), shooting multi-row panoramas, and use the
Client Services. Maureen joins Visiting Angels with a long and latest editing, filters and stylizing apps. Students will learn
distinguished career in nursing and elder care. Most recently,
about a myriad of iPhone equipment, including lenses (yes, you
Maureen served as a Family Nurse Consultant for Alzheimer’s
read correctly!) and how to turn beautiful photos into masterful
Community Care in West Palm Beach, where she counseled and works of art. Space is limited. The fee is $110 per person.
educated clients and their families to guide them through issues Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to.561.747.8380 x101, or
relating to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of cognitive
visit the website:
impairment. Previous to her ACC tenure, Maureen spent over
eight years as a nurse for Hospice of Palm Beach County where --The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents:
she worked in primary palliative care and case management.
“Embracing the Spectrum” By Russell Gulick & Edward
Ms. Hyland graduated from the University of North Carolina
Trujillo. Two of North County’s emerging artists present an
with a Bachelor’s Degree and obtained her Nursing Degree
eclectic use of color and mixed media in landscape and spiritual
from Palm Beach Community College.
abstracts. The event will be held on Wednesday February 11
from 5:30-7:30 at A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St #8 in
--The Northern Palm Beach Chapter of the American Business
Jupiter. A portion of proceeds from sales of artworks created by
Women’s Association will host its monthly meeting on
Russell and Edward along with the Artists of AAOJ will benefit
Wednesday, February 11, at the PGA Embassy Suites Hotel.
the Autism Speaks Foundation of Palm Beach County.To learn
Networking is from from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. A Dinner/Program
more about this group go to www.autismspeaks.or.
starts at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $20. To make reservations or for
more information, contact Karen Dooley at 561 543 5641.
--A Women’s Health Seminar sponsored by Palm Beach
For more information on the American Business Women’s
Gardens Medical Center is schedule for Monday, February 9,
Association, contact Chapter President, Pat Key at 56110:30am-2:00pm PBGMC will be at the Jupiter Community
622-2713, or visit the organization’s Website: www.
Center providing bone density screenings and heart attack
risk assessments. Screenings will be held from 10:30am-1pm,
--Loggerhead Fitness in Juno Beach, has announced the start of
Small Group Personal Training Classes. This program is open to
everyone--members and non-members alike.
If you have ever wanted to try personal training, now is your
chance to do so at a fraction of the cost. Finding the right
Fitness Program is the key to weight loss, strength gains and
overall better health. For many, the motivation to exercise is
increased in a group setting with friends and peers. Add to this
private 1:1 instruction and you have a recipe for success!
Starting this month, we will offer a variety of SGT classes. Each
class will be taught by one of our talented certified personal
trainers. Class size will be limited to four people and will meet
two times per week for six weeks. Call 561-625-3011 for more
preceding a physician panel presentation and discussion on
women’s health that will begin at 1pm. Jupiter Community
Center is located at 200 Military Trail, Jupiter,
To reserve a spot, please call (561) 625-5070 or sign up online
--Our Sister’s Place of Tequesta is holding a fundrasier March
28, 2015 at Mangrove Bay Senior Lifestyle Community,
Jupiter. The event will be the 4th Annual Casino Night and will
feature a full cash bar, with purchase of drink tickets and a free
Hors D’oeuvres Buffet. The doors open at 5 pm and only 200
tickets will be sold at the door. The casion will feature gaming
tables and equipment lstrictly for entertainment purposes by
Casino Party Nights, Fl, Inc. There will be a Texas Hold ‘Em
Tournament, a 50-50 raffle and drawingss for five grand prizes.
For more information, call Our Sister’s Place at (561) 744--The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum’s new Hands-On
6997. Our Sister’s Place, Incorporated, is a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt
History series is dedicated to creative and unique experiences
tailored to give participants an expanded and diverse perspective charity that provides support to victims of domestic violence
and abuse. All donations and proceeds will go to the charity.
on Florida heritage and our environment. iPhoneography; a • February 2015
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The Beacon • 839-3145 • February 2015
Grand Opening for JMC’s
$46 Million Wing a Big Draw
vides a spacious dining area.
JMC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) John Couris told The Beacon,
This Development Boasts State-of-the-art Birthing Suites,
an Orthopedic Unit and 44 New Patient Rooms
JUPITER -- The grand opening January 25 of the new $46 Million
Florence DeGeorge Pavilion at Jupiter Medical Center (JMC) not only
celebrated the completion of this state-of-the art wing, but a health and
wellness fair was also held in conjunction with the event.
Area residents streamed into the new 85,000-square-foot facility on
the JMC campus, 1210 S. Old Dixie Highway, by the hundreds to tour
the DeGeorge Children’s and Women’s obstetric unit, the Anderson
Family Orthopedic and Spine Center and 44 band new patient rooms plus a new modern cafeteria.
The DeGeorge Obstetric unit which provides eight birthing suites,
14 post-partum rooms and two c-section operating units offers the
most modern and up to date facilities of any hospital in this area. The
addition will boost the Medical Center’s obstetrics capacity from the
current 1,200 births annually to 2,000. The existing birthing suites will
be converted to patient rooms. Children’s and Women’s Healthcare
Services will also incorporate the hospital’s existing pediatric therapy services for children ages newborn to 17. Through this program,
speech/language pathologists, and occupational and physical therapists
The new birthing suites are state-of-the-art and spacious.
“We are very excited about the new wing and all that it provides local
residents. There is nothing like this new pavilion anywhere in the area
and it is totally funded and supported by the community. This second
phase of the Medical Center’s three-phase expansion plan is another
example of fulfilling our commitment to
provide world-class healthcare to the residents of Northern Palm Beach County and
beyond.” Couris pointed out that fundraising
efforts by the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation made the new wing possible. He explained that it is important for local residents
to understand that everything provided by
the medical center comes from community
support and major pledges.
The DeGeorge Pavilion was made possible
by A $10 million gift to the Foundation from
The Lawrence J. and Florence A. De George
Charitable Trust. The donation - the largest
single donation in the hospital’s history at the
This rendering shows how the Florence DeGeorge Pavilion ties in with the rest of
time - paved the way for JMC to advance chilJupiter Medical Center.
dren’s and women’s healthcare services here.
The health fair offered free screenings, fitness
provide specialized, comprehensive and individualized treatment to
demonstrations and a Honda Classic Golf Swing Cage for adults. For
meet a child’s particular ongoing healthcare issues. Treatment address- children, a bounce house, face painting, teddy bear clinic and a chance
es a wide range of needs, from Attention Deficit Disorder and autism to to win a four-pack of tickets to Disney World or a four-pack of Honda
neurological disorders, pediatric diabetes education and a new pediatric Classic tickets were also provided.
swallowing program, among many others.
To learn more about this new development call the Jupiter Medical
The Anderson Orthopedic unit provides a seamless patient expeCenter at (561) 263-2234, or go to:
rience from pre-admission through rehabilitation. It features direct
access to the orthopedic surgery suites, 30 private patient rooms, an
on-site rehabilitation gym and a patient dining room. The Center not
only provides the utmost in comfort for patients and families, it is
a revolution in orthopedic care. Patients transition from surgery to
recovery and rehabilitation all in one integrated unit on the second floor
of the Pavilion. Bringing the entire multidisciplinary team together in
one comprehensive unit enables greater collaboration in the care of
patients. Orthopedic and neurological surgeons, physical therapists,
rehabilitation specialists, pain management staff and specially trained
and experienced registered nurses all work side-by-side to get patients
back on their feet again.
The new state-of-the-art cafeteria will serve the entire medical center,
while the old facility on the opposite end of the hospital complex will
A rehabilitation gym is available in the orthopedic unit.
be vacated to make room for other services. The new facility also pro-
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whole time you kept your composure, and no matter how loud
and disruptive he got, you just calmly kept saying ‘things
would be okay.’ William is very lucky to have you as his
“Thanks,” said the grandpa, “but I’m William. The kid’s name
is Kevin.
I may have disturbed you, troubled you, pestered you, irritated
you, bugged you , got on your nerves with all the emails I send,
So today I just wanna’ tell you that... I plan to continue !!!!!!
A woman in a supermarket is following a grandfather and his
badly behaved 3-year-old grandson. It’s obvious to her that he
has his hands full with the child screaming for candy in the
candy aisle, cookies in the cookie aisle and for fruit, cereal and
soda in the other aisles.
Meanwhile, Grandpa is working his way around, saying in
a controlled voice, “Easy William, we won’t be long . . . easy,
boy.” Another outburst and she hears the grandpa calmly say:
“It’s okay, William, just a couple more minutes and we’ll be
out of here. Hang in there, boy” At the checkout, the little
terror is throwing items out of the cart and Grandpa says again
in a controlled voice, “William, William, relax buddy, don’t get
upset. We’ll be home in five minutes, stay cool, William.”
Very impressed, the woman goes outside where the
grandfather is loading his groceries and the boy into the car.
She says to the elderly man, “It’s none of my business, but
you were amazing in there. I don’t know how you did it. That
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As the elderly man was ready to check out and pay for my
groceries the cashier said, “Strip down, facing me.”
Making a mental note so I could complain to my local MP
about this running amok security rubbish, I did just as she had
After the shrieking and hysterical remarks finally subsided, I
found out that she was referring to how I should position my
credit card.
Nonetheless, I’ve been asked to shop elsewhere in the future.
They need to make their instructions a little clearer for seniors.
Man, I hate this getting older stuff.
1. I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately
clear your computer history if you die.
2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument
when you realize you’re wrong.
3. I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when
I was younger.
4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.
5. I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired.
6. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a
moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to
do anything productive for the rest of the day.
7. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given
Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite
than Kay.
8. How many times is it appropriate to say “What?” before
you just nod and smile because you still didn’t hear or
understand a word they said?
1. Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married.
The ceremony wasn’t much, but the reception was excellent.
2. A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, “I’ll
serve you, but don’t start anything.”
3. I went to a seafood disco the other day and pulled a mussel.
4. What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fish.
5. A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm
and says: “ A beer please, and one for the road.”
A fisherman got some vinegar in his ear and now suffers from
pickled hearing.
Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then,
suddenly, he turns on you with a miniature machine gun. • February 2015
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by Burt Brewer
Stated plain and simple...”The Wiz” was one of the
better productions staged at The Maltz Jupiter Theatre
that we have seen over the past several years. There
have been many award-winning productions here and
many Carbonell Awards received, which were well
earned, and we expect more (see the listing below). It
is our belief that any production produced locally and
directed by local theater staff is always better. Such is
the case of The Wiz, the rock gospel and soul musical
based on the classic, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz:”.
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre has earned 14 nominations
for the 39th annual Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s
equivalent of the Tony Awards®.
The Theatre garnered the most nominations of any of
the nominated organizations in Palm Beach County.
By show, the Theatre earned nine nominations for The
King and I and five for The Foreigner. Celebrating the
best shows and performances in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, Carbonell nominations encompass the entire length of South Florida.
“We are honored and grateful that we are being recognized for two of the shows in our eclectic spectrum
of work – including a classic, re-envisioned musical
(The King and I) and a comedy (The Foreigner),”
said Andrew Kato, the Theatre’s producing artistic
The musical was directed by the Theatre’s own
producing artistic director, Andrew Kato. We’ve given director.
kudos to Kato before in this publication, but additionDirector and Choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge
al accolades must be extended for his effort in “The
earned more than one Carbonell nomination for her
Wiz.” It was sharply staged, the cast splendid, the mu- work: Best Director of a Musical and Best Choreogsic perfect, staging exceptional, sets workable, dancraphy, both for The King and I. Two of the Theatre’s
ing tight and on target - and the lighting unbelievable. artists were nominated for Best Scenic Design, douWe were very impressed with the professionalism of
bling the chances of winning in that category: Narelle
the cast. In the end, the audience marveled at the stun- Sissons for The King and I and Rob Odorisio for The
ning onstage tornado, enchanting illusions and move- Foreigner.
ment. Ovation after ovation resulted. Some of the mu“I credit much of our success to the local and nasical scenes and several of the illusions nearly brought
tional artists – including actors, directors, musical
tears to our eyes and others around us because it was
so wonderfully impressive. Several commented on the directors and designers – who contribute their creative
talent to our productions,” Kato said. “There is reproduction and agreed it was phenomenal.
markable work being produced here in South Florida,
Additional praise must go to choreography by
and we’d like to congratulate all of the artists and
Jennifer Werner, music direction by Eric Alsford and
designers who have been nominated.”
costume design by Leon Dobkowski. Costumes for
The nominations come just weeks before the Thethe scarecrow, the tin man and the lion were perfect.
The use of puppets was extraordinary and the method atre’s much-anticipated unveiling of shows for its
2015/16 season, set to be announced Feb. 9. The news
delivered very clever.
also comes on the heels of a record-breaking subscripPraise should go to the star of the show, Dorothy,
tion season with 7,626 subscribers.
played by New York actress Destinee Rea, who issued
And the Theatre’s current season is far from over,
a creditable performance. In fact, additional kudos to
as the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Glengarry Glen
all the cast who did their job well.
Ross is (February 8 – 22) and the final show, Tony
If the production of “The Wiz” is a prelude to what
Award®-winning musical Les Miserables is (March
is coming next season, we can expect more excellent
10 – April 5).
shows. Whether “The Wiz” will receive a Carbonell
Winners are to be announced at the 39th annual
Award, or not, is unknown at this point, but we feel it
Carbonell Awards set for March 30, at the Broward
definitely should. We look forward to the announcement February 9 when The Maltz Jupiter Theatre will Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale.
announce its 2015-2016 season.
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interactive chocolate experiments and activities, including
liquid nitrogen chocolate, learning how to paint with M & M’s,
make and take cocoa lip balm, face painting and more. The
center is located at 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach.
For more information, call (561) 832-1988.
--The Town of Jupiter Art Committee presents “Celebration
of the Arts commencing February 12. A Basket Workshop with
Joan Stoneham will be presented from 9am-5pm at the Town
of Jupiter Gallery of Art. Materials will be included in the fee
of $55. February 19 a Meet the Authors session is planned.
Noted authors whose work is recognized nationally will be
present including James Snyder, Karen Smith, Walter Breede,
Roy Sanders, Sherry Williams, Keith Rummel, Dave Mallegol,
Jim Boone and Gerry Pirani. There will be an open form at the
conclusion for question. Later, a photography program will be
presented with Bruce Bain. The event will be free, but no date
has been set.
--A blood drive in honor of Col. Leon R. Reed who passed
away October 29, 2014, will be held at the Jupiter Library, 705
Military Trail, February 7, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Col.
Reed was a resident of Tequesta for over 35 years. One Blood Share your Power.
--ArtiGras is fast approaching and the Northern Palm
Beach Chamber of Commerce is in need of volunteers for the
February 14-16 event. It would be an opportunity to participate
in one of the top art exhibitions in the country. There are
several different volunteer areas and shifts, so there is sure to
be something for everyone. ArtiGras is held along the ocean
front on A1A from Marcinsky Blvd. to Juno Beach.
--A Call To Artists,
sponsored by The Artists
Association of Jupiter &
A Unique Art Gallery, will
present a two-day Workshop
with Hugh O’Neil Feb. 5 &
6, 2015 at 226 Center Street,
8A. The event is designed
for beginners to advanced.
Members pay $160 and the
non-members fee is $180.
There 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
expression, Seeing with a
more refined eye, Looser
flowing brush work and
Powerful color mixing.
--Tenet Florida Physician
Services will be at Jupiter
Community Center February
9, at 1:30 pm to conduct a
Women’s Health Seminar.
A variety of health topics
will be discussed including
obstetrics, reproductive health,
gynecology, cardiac care and
the treatment of neurological
Divorce/Paternity • Alimony • Modifications
disorders. Call Susan
Child Support & Timesharing • Property Distribution
Cesarano for information at
(561) 741-2310.
Appointments Av
Trusts • Living Wills • Probate Estates
--Science gets sweet at
Health Care Surrogates • Durable Powers of Attorney
the South Florida Science
Center and Acquariam’s 10th
Annual Science of Chocolate
event Saturday, February 7,
Jupiter Creek Professional Center
11 am - 5 pm. Both science
1102 W. Indiantown Road - Suite 7 • Jupiter, FL 33458-6813
lovers and chocoholics will
delight at the delicious sights,
sounds and taste of science.
Guests will experience instant
chemistry with a variety of
“Take a good look,
son, someday
this will all
be your
(561) 744 - 4600 • February 2015
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Let us sweat the details!
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Marketing Strategy
Corporate Event Planning
561 512 1440
This month, we would like to showcase one of our
many members, Rick Upson, owner of Palm Beach
Compounding Pharmacy. The interview quickly revealed
how much he values his community and the deep
relationships he is able to form with his patients. Rick
Thinks Local! and hopes you will too!
continues to grow. We are in the process of obtaining
our sterile compounding permit from the State of Florida
(a new requirement for sterile compounding) and, once
accomplished, we will be even more productive and
helpful to our community by making medicine that can
only be compounded.
What if the least favorite part of your work day? What is
your favorite?
Least favorite - dealing with the ever-increasing amount
of regulations imposed by the State of Florida. Our
What prompted you to start your business?
first and foremost concern is the safety and health of
our patients. However, because of what happened at
In March 2009, then-owners of Palm Beach
the New England Compounding Center, the Board of
Compounding Pharmacy decided to sell their business.
I’d never owned a business, but the pharmacy was a small Pharmacy seems to be going overboard in its regulation
and independent compounding pharmacy which appealed of compounding pharmacy. Favorite part of the day is
to me very much. With the support of family and friends, providing medications that make our patients feel better.
I purchased the pharmacy and have been fortunate
Dream vacation?
enough to work with a great staff and continue to grow
the pharmacy. Another nice aspect of owning your own
Island hopping on a catamaran in the Caribbean!
pharmacy is that you can spend as much time as you want
with your patients!
Are you a beer, wine or spirits type?
Where do you see your business in the next few years?
Our pharmacy, thanks to our wonderful patients,
I enjoy craft beers, but also like a good Rick Special (a
drink I modestly named after myself – rum, ginger beer
and a splash of cranberry juice).
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Diabetes by the Numbers
Do you pay attention to health news? If so, you may know
that the diabetes epidemic is enormous! But there could be a
surprise or two for you in the numbers below.
Nearly 1 in 10. That’s how many people have diabetes in the
United States:. Fortunately, the number of new diabetes cases
fell an average of 5.4 percent between 2008 and 2012. Researchers think some of this success is due to overall declines in
obesity rates.
Double trouble. Some racial and ethnic groups, though, are
still seeing a rise in diabetes rates. Native Americans have twice
the rate of diabetes as non-Hispanic whites. Hispanics and
non-Hispanic blacks don’t fare much better.
Perhaps. most humbling of all? Researchers predict that half
of black women and Hispanic men and women will develop
type 2 diabetes during their lifetime.
Could you be one of the 8.1 million Americans who has diabetes but doesn’t know it?
Diabetes may sneak up on you in the form of prediabetes. It
causes high blood sugar and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. That’s when your body doesn’t use the hormone insulin the
right way.
Lifestyle changes that increase activity and take off extra
weight can often prevent prediabetes from becoming full-blown
diabetes. In fact, the National Diabetes Prevention Program
has cut people’s risk of type 2 diabetes in half with diet and
Clearly, lifestyle changes can make a huge difference. They
can help prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. That’s
why a U.S. task force now recommends that every American
over age 45 be screened for both prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.
176 billion. That’s how much money people spent on diabetes
medical care in 2012. Those with diabetes, on average, spend
more than twice that of people without the condition.
According to the CDC, diabetes was the seventh leading cause
of death in the U.S. in 2010.
Together, let’s make sure this statistic doesn’t include you.
See your doctor to be screened for diabetes, especially if you
are obese, have a family history of diabetes, or are over age 45.
Don’t waste any time getting to your doctor if you have symptoms of diabetes. These may include: Needing to urinate often,
Extreme thirst. Feeling very hungry even after eating, Feeling
very tired, Blurred visio OR Cuts or bruises that heal slowly
If you don’t manage diabetes well, you’re at risk for serious
complications. These can range from skin infections and nerve
damage to vision loss and kidney disease—and, yes, even
Healthy eating and exercise is a winning combination for
some people with type 2 diabetes. Others need insulin, other
injectables drugs, or pills to stay healthy. Don’t hesitate to get
the help you need. We can really help you stay on track.
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Family Owned & Operated, There is a difference! • February 2015
Consignment Store Opts for
More Space Over the Bridge
This Business Gained a Reputation on Cypress Drive for
Tricky Home Design and Repurposed Furniture
JUPITER -- Wouldn’t you know it, that Chicly Blond
Lady (aka Karen Williamson) has up and moved across
the bridge to a larger location. What was she thinking?
She only gained double the space from the old store
on Cypress Drive. And, she will have to do more work
chicing shacks all over town. But, that’s OK, her handy
husband (aka Rob Williamson) is going to help out.
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customers can get 10 percent off on their purchase. Oh,
and tiaras are on sale here, too.
Karen (the “Chicorator”) says “the new items will have
a raw, unclaimed look to them, but all are quality wood
and affordable.” Plus, the new items are made in the good
ole USA.
Also, there will be more repurposing of furniture at
the new location. “We can take an old piece that may
look like it is ready for the junk pile and make it look
attractive and useful again,” Karen said. A lot of that
could be accomplished with Robs’s artistic and “handy”
skills. “He might take an old egg crate and turn it into a
really nice coffee table,” so says the chicly blond lady.
“We’re actually helping the environment by repurposing
furniture,” she concluded.
So, now, The Good Stuff is located at 129 Center
Street, across from the Ale House, and a little to the east.
Actually, it’s just a few yards west of Ralph’s Stand Up
Bar. Or, you could say it’s a couple of doors east of Jupiter Staff? Yes, there will be a staff - the same old staff
everybody is accustomed to - namely, Nancy Beneduci
Donut Shop. Simply stated, it’s across the street from J.
and Karen “Sea Shell” Snyder. Oh yes, and Rob.
Town Bicycle, sort of.
Karen says she has been “chicing more shacks” than
Karen (otherwise known as the “Chicorator”) says
since she started doing that six years ago. Her
The Good Stuff will continue consigning and providing
design services, “but we will be introducing a line of new talent is so exceptional, the word got around and there
are requests coming in right and left. She expects more
reclaimed furniture as well. Also, we will be featuring
local artists with their works on display in their own little chicing as more and more people find out about The
cubicles.” She claims that the store will be “the same good Good Stuff and Karen’s unique talent for taking an
otherwise boring room (even whole houses) and turning
stuff and good times.”
it into something interesting and spectacular.
We tend to believe what that means is you never know
The illustrious proprietor admits she has a passion for
what is going to happen at The Good Stuff. You might
balance, and texture in designing homes. “It is
walk in the door and find yourself confronted with
very rewarding to make people happy when I turn their
somebody in costume, certainly wearing a tiara. Or, the
home into one with character and envied by many.” The
door opening might trip off some weird tune, or make
“Chicorator” claims she can go into a home, take a quick
some kind of comment about your entrance. And, no
look and begin to plan and organize changes in her mind.
doubt you’ll find all kinds of humorous sayings painted
Of course, all of this is after she learns what the customer
on wood plaques - something like - “I’ve got a furniture
is looking for. “Much of the time, however, people aren’t
problem. My chest fell into my drawers.” And, it just
goes on and on - something different every time you turn really sure what they want and I feel fortunate when they
allow me to be the judge and just go forward with the
project.” She claims complaints are rare. Well, what she
The “Chicorator” advises that she is pleased with the
really said is they just don’t happen.
new location because “there is more visibility, more space,
Parking is plentiful and easily accessible at the new
added services and we will be planning more events.”
location of The Good Stuff. “We have gone from two or
That’s the thing about The Good Stuff - always holding
three spaces at the old store to nearly a dozen on Center
some kind of event or activity. It could be a wine tasting
Street,” Karen noted.
party with live entertainment, or it could be a painting
Be sure to check the unique specials on The Good Stuff
class. The chicly blond lady assures us that these classes
will be held every month, so check it out and get yourself Facebook page, watch for their grand opening later this
month or in early March. If you aren’t familiar with the
signed up.
The Good Stuff by now, call (561) 746-8004, or go to
We mentioned that somebody might be wearing a tiara Check out this place
when you arrive at The Good Stuff. Usually, tiaras are
right away, as the “Chicorator” will be chicing your shack
mandatory here, but especially on Tiara Tuesday when
before you know it.
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Local Resident Completes Poignant
Book About Family Ancestors
The U. K. Native Reveals Amazing Experiences of her
Family’s Struggles that Span Over Two Generations
by Gillian. “While the booming industrial revolution brought
wealth to some, it only brought misery and abject poverty to
others,” she concluded.
The other woman, Eliza Jane Skelton, “was born in the county
of Yorkshire to a privileged family where the countryside was
lush and green, with rolling ridges of woods dipping down to
TEQUESTA -- It’s not every day that somebody writes an hisbroad valleys. She was sheltered from the harsh realities of life
torical novel about their ancestors. However, local resident, Giland took for granted her place in society that would leave her
lian Rothwell Rose, completed what she calls a historical novel
with little to combat the hardships that would come from the
based on truth.
tragic results of wrong decisions,” again so stated by Gillian.
Her book titled
“The Poison
Glen” is really
about her hometown of Wigan,
England and the
dreadful child
labor working
conditions in the
1800s. Gillian
takes the reader
through two
wars, time in a
This is the cover of Gillian Rothwell
prisoner of war Rose’s book, “The Poison Glen.”
camp in Nazi
Germany, across
India to darkest Africa and on to the shores of the United States
of America.
Perhaps, the key to the book is in following the events of these
families that proves to be interesting and fully documented.
Gillian uses a unique twist in the account by telling her story
through many, many letters members of these families had
written. Fortunately, she was able to gather copies of the letters
in which a dramatic story unfolds and one begins to realize it is
factual. “You couldn’t make these stories up,” she said.
Another unique factor of the book is that every chapter begins
with a poem that relates to the incidents in that chapter. Some
are poems by famous poets, while others are written by Gillian.
The first chapter is Gillian’s own poem about “My England.”
There is contrast in Chapter two: The poem leading off is actually the lyrics to “Moon River,” by Johnny Mercer and sung
by Andy Williams. Both, as do all the others, instill a feeling
of the times and scenes the reader is about to encounter. Still
another clever adaptation is the title. “It’s actually one of the
songs well known by the Celtic
group Clannan,” Gillian said. “The
Poison Glen” seemed appropriate
for the novels content.”
Gillian told The Beacon that the book is already in its second
printing and she only completed it last December. “It’s going
well,” she said, “and I’m very pleased that people find it interesting.” It is available through Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Nobel, Scrib and most of the e-books. It is also available by going
This book is written with so much
to [email protected], or calling the author at (561) 744-4905. heartfelt passion that it almost
Gillian said “the book was actually written for my three sons
makes one cry - it is so beautifully
Mike, Mark and Steve so that they may know who the are.”
written, and self testimony makes
one want to examine his own life
The account is Gillian’s perception of the times and events
many members of her family experienced, and it is a phenome- - was it really the right one - did I
do the things I should have - did I
nal read.
convey the love that surely must
“I never experienced any of these events myself,” she said,
“but I did go through the last bombing of World War II in 1944. have been anticipated - do I actually know my own family’s history?
However, I don’t remember it as I was only born a few days
before.” Gillian left England at the age of 18 and came to Amer- Gillian tells her story with conica. She became a naturalized American in 1967.
viction. In the introduction she
Gillian Rothwell Rose,
Regardless, Gillian decided to trace her family’s history when offers a profile of her father that is the author.
a son asked about his grandfather. “I didn’t know anything,” she as poignant as anything anybody
could have said about their own
admitted. “I then realized that people today are never really at
risk and don’t even realize what many immigrants went through father. Her father died in 1998.
in their history, although my mother had told me of events in the “The Poison Glen” is well worth the time to read it. Gillian’s
family that were interesting and dramatic, I never looked into
account of her family’s experiences could have been yours or
mine. As a writer, this reporter is pleased that he knows Gillian
So, she began to do research and decided to follow the lives of
two women, their families and their generations that followed.
One, May Ann Oxley “was born in poverty in the town of Oxley
and was permanently shrouded in a poisonous black smog and
her rivers were running with the ooze of industry,” as stated
personally, because her first attempt at writing is brilliant, the
account interesting and obviously the truth. She dedicates her
book to many including her husband Terry Rose. The author
wrote this in the dedication: “To my dear husband whose love
and patience made this book possible.”
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The Beacon • 839-3145 • February 2015
Auxiliary Speaks to Years of
Service to the Community
A History of JMC Auxiliary Being Drafted to Tell of its Aid
to Services and Fundraising for the Hospital
JUPITER -- Forty years of volunteerism at the hospital and
helping to raise funds for the Jupiter Medical Center (JMC) is soon
to be told in a 40 year history of the JMC Auxiliary. The document
is to be distributed as part of a 40th anniversary celebration in 2016.
The Auxiliary began serving this community in 1976 when, what
is now an ever expanding
Jupiter Medical Center, began
as a small medical facility.
Jupiter Hospital opened its
doors three years later in 1979.
The hospital is and always
has been supported by the
community through donations
and major gifts, which are very
important to help the hospital
provide the necessary services
This is the new Gift Shop
The emphasis on the need
in the main lobby of the
for communtiy support was
hospital. All proceeds go
reiterated by John Couris,
directly to JMC.
JMC Chief Executive Officer,
January 24 at the grand
opening of the new De George Pavilion, the latest additon at the
community hospital.
The Jupiter Medical Center Auxiliary exists to assist in these
services. A secondary role is to help raise funds for the hospital,
according to the Director of Volunteer Services, Dominique
Kruisland. Ms. Kruisland told The Beacon, “the Auxiliary was
actually in place before the small facility was opened. It was
formed under the auspices of the Women’s Club of Jupiter and
Tequesta, and was founded in June of 1976 with 137 members.
Today, nearly 40 years later, the organization has more than 600
member volunteers, including college and high school studemts.”
The Auxiliary continues to play a major role in providing services
to the hospital.
Dominique said, “Funds
raised for the hospital are solely
through sales of merchandise
from the Jupiter Medical Center
Thrift Shop on Center Street
and the hospital Gift Shop in
the hospital’s main entrance
lobby.” She continued, “That is
why it is so important for local
residents to understand that
The Auxiliary provides this the purchases they make at the
Thrift Shop and the Gift Shop
service to the community: benefit the community hospital.
Motor Aid fleet.
Any funds raised go directly to
Jupiter Medical Center.” Ms.
Kruisland pointed out that more than $12 million has been raised
in the 40 years the Auxiliary has been functioning. “The biggest
percentage of these funds come from the Thrift Shop,” she advised.
The Gift Shop is fairly new and Dominique said, “It has turned out
to be a marvelous project.”
Dee Perez, president of the
Auxiliary, heads a committee
responsible for drafting a
history of the organization.
When completed, many
contributions by the Auxiliary
will be noted. The president
pointed out, “A recent
contribution of $100,000
This is a recent
provided a Portable Ultra
Violet Light Disinfection
contribution by the Auxiliary
Robot, which will kill all
- a Portable Ultra Violet
existing germs where it is
Light Disinfection Robot - a
$100,000 gift.
Another significant gift of
$400,000 from the Auxiliary will fund the remodeling of the
south entrance lobby. The entrance will remain open during the
renovation, Ms. Perez said.
There have been numerous contributions by the Auxiliary over
the years, such as the $2 million that allowed for the Emergency
Room expansion in 2007.
Also, a recent gift of $50,000 helped to upgrade and expand
the hospital Chapel, and another $50,000 was contributed for the
creation of an Internet Cafe on the second floor of the new Raso
Education Center.
Without the funds derived from the Thrift Shop and Gift Shop,
the Auxiliary could not do the things that we do,” Ms.Perez
As part of the services the Auxiliary provides the community,
the three vans that make up the Motor Aid fleet are donated and
maintained by this organization.
Still another of the many community services the Auxiliary
funds is the Teenage Volunteer
Scholarship, which was
implemented in 2008. The
funds raised for this go directly
to the student volunteer who
qualifies as a prospect for
medical field studies.
Much of the history
being prepared for the 40th
anniversary has already
been drafted. Sample copies
Jupiter Medical Center
provided to The Beacon reveal
Auxiliary Director of
various interesting facts that
Service, Dominique
are quite impressive. For
and Auxiliary
instance, the Jupiter Medical
President Dee Perez.
Pavilion welcomed its first
patients September 2, 1977.
In September, 1984. what had been called The Jupiter Hospital
underwent a name change to The Jupiter Medical Center. JMC
remains a non-profit community medical facility governed by a
Board of Trustees.
And, here’s an interesting revelation - the Auxiliary’s first office
was the front desk in the Outpatient Medical Center. In 1994, the
organization moved into the newly constructed Fred E. Ahlbin
building and is still there.
To become a JMC Auxiliary volunteer one must be approved by
the board. To schedule a volunteer interview, call (561) 263-4461.
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Customized Juice Company
Opens in Fisherman’s Wharf
This Modern Way to Create Healthier Choices Offers a
Variety of Nutritious Smoothies, Juices and Bowls
JUPITER -- It all started with some friends who were
looking for a lifestyle change. The group experimented
with different juices; their ultimate goal was to discover
the best tasting juices possible. As the equipment got
bigger, the recipes expanded and the word got out, more
people wanted to join this
unusual coop that had
developed for the purpose
of becoming healthier.
As a result, Jon Sullivan
eventually established
The Modern Juice
Company and it opened in
Fisherman’s Wharf (287
E. Indiantown Road) here
on December 16. Sullivan
said he has been pleased
with the reception so far.
Eager customers await their
smoothie or bowl at The
Modern Juice Company in
Fisherman’s Wharf, Jupiter.
Sullivan explained: “I was
a chef and noticed I was
getting heavier and heavier. I decided to change my habits
and began making fresh juices at home. Friends found
out and I soon began to create nutritious juice blends
for them. Eventually, a number of us got together and
began experimenting with juice combinations. We began
working out and adopted a healthier lifestyle and better
eating habits.”
Not long after that, the idea for The Modern Juice
Company arose. A storefront was opened and the concept
became quite popular rather rapidly as more and more
people discovered this new juice bar in Fisherman’s
Wharf. Sullivan said the
juices are all cold pressed
or centrifugal. No sugar
is used and everything is
made to order.
The company offers
some unusual bowls and
smoothies. A practice
which started in Brazil
and was quickly adopted
The Modern Juice Company in California is the use
menu is visibly posted on the of Acai, a berry from
wall allowing customers to
Brazilian palms. The
order healthy fruit-inspired
Acai Bowl has now made
combinations designed to
its way to Florida and
keep one hydrated.
is available at Modern
Juice Company. Another
unusual bowl is the
Pitaya Bowl. Pitaya is
from Dragonfruit, which
is indigenous to Central
America. Both bowls
are nutrient-packed. The
Pitaya Bowl, for instance,
features vitamins B & C,
is rich in magnesium and
This Pitaya poster displayed
a good source for iron
at Modern Juice Company
plus it is high in fiber and
the nutrients contained
rich in antioxidants. It is
in this Central America
also very tasty.
fruit commonly know as
Acai is filled with antiDragonfruit.
aging antioxidants and
has been associated with basic weight loss products. It
is a good source for vitamins and minerals. It has been
determined as good for overall health and fitness.
Modern Juice Co. uses the same purchasing systems that
top restaurants use to provide the best produce available
from local, sustainable and certified organic sources
as often as possible. “We take great care to research
our vendors and resources to help us provide the best
products available,” Jon says, “and you can taste the
Many of the smoothies and bowls include protein
including The Slice (bananas/protein), Rise and
Shine (mixed fruit, apple juice/protein) and both the
Pitaya juice blend and bowl. One bowl this reporter really
liked is the El Tradicional
which features a blend
of strawberry, apple and
acai, then topped with
fruit. The list of delicious
combinations goes on and
on. The company uses
Garden of Life protein in
the smoothies, but upon
request the staff will use
Modern Juice Company owner
protein in anything the
customer orders.
Jon Sullivan, otherwise known as
“Sully”, starts a Pitaya Bowl for
Sullivan is a Florida
this reporter.
native and has been a
Jupiter resident for the
past 15 years. He told The Beacon, “We hope to branch
out with the juice company eventually, possibly even
consider franchising, but for now we are concentrating on
promoting the local store.” He does that through www., social media and The Beacon.
Modern Juice Company is open seven days, 8am - 5pm.
One can count on them blending smoothies, cold pressed
juices, acai bowls and wheatgrass daily. It is your place to
begin a healthier lifestyle. • February 2015
True Blues Singer Now Based
Here, has White-Hot Band
This Former Lead Vocalist For the Johnny Winters Band
Tells of Many Fortunate Breaks in a Long Career
TEQUESTA -- This area is fortunate to have many wonderful and
nationally known musicians residing here. Now, one more has been
added as Jay Stollman, former lead vocalist with the Johnny Winters
Band, has established base here. Already, the Jay Stollman Blues Band
has performed at several local venus including RJ’s BBQ, Guanabanas
and Maxi’s Lineup.
Stollman says he will continue to seek bookings here, but expects to
be on the road much of the time as he is in demand at clubs and various
concert locations around the country.
In a recent interview with The Beacon, Stollman told of many
interesting breaks
he had in his long
career, including
how he came to
be in the music
business in the
first place. “I had
two sisters who
were into the 45
rpm craze when
I was a kid. One
The Jay Stollman Band performs at Maxi’s gave me one of her
records, which just
happened to have a
Sun Label and it featured ”Great Balls of Fire” by Jerry Lee Lewis. I
fell in love with it and knew I wanted to be involved in music. Later,
I became a drummer and at age 15 I had a chance to play with a rock
band at a New Year’s Eve Party. I was fascinated because the party was
held at a Burlesque house, I became a professional musician that night
because I got paid for the gig, and I never looked back.”
Over the next few years Stollman played with many bands, but was
stuck on the blues. He wanted to align himself with somebody well
respected in that genre. “I met Debbie Davies, a veteran blues guitarist
and protege of Matt Collins, a famous blues guitarist. She really
schooled me on the blues, and I’ve been doing blues ever since.”
Stollman performed in the lounges in Atlantic City, New Jersey
for 10 years. He said those gigs came about as the result of a trip to
Mexico. I met Frank Sinatra’s bodyguard at the pool one day and he
invited me to a Sinatra concert at the Golden Nugget. I went and wound
up sitting backstage with Sinatra’s wife to watch the show. It was
unbelievable.” He got the engagements in Atlantic City, he said, after
he was introduced to some of Sinatra’s friends and they discovered he
could sing.
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A few years ago, Stollman met Johnny Winters through a friend of
his who was a bass guitar player. He wound up becoming the lead
vocalist for Winters. “He was my mentor,” Stollman said, “and I
learned a lot from him.” Winters died July 16, 2014. The Winters band
was still together and booked many places. Stollman toured with them
until last December.
The Jay Stollman Band
was formed not long after
Winters death and the
leader eventually moved to
this area. Stollman will be
performing at Maxi’s Lineup
every Monday night during
February. He is booked at
RJ’s Native Sun Cafe (BBQ)
Here, Jay Stollman plays that
Friday, March 13 and the melodica
21st, as well as April 4. He
will be playing regular gigs
at Guanabanas and expects to land other venus locally.
Listening to the Stollman band is fascinating. They are all excellent
musicians. In fact, many of the gigs here feature Scott Spray. bass
player from the Johnny Winters Band, Stollman said. Sometimes,
the band consists of a trio, sometimes five pieces. Their playlist is so
diverse it includes rock, soul, funk, country, old standards, bluegrass
and, of course, the blues. Stollman said “We do just about any kind
of music except rap.” Any song they play always has that blues twist.
Stollman’s voice is somewhat raspy, which is perfect for the blues.
Besides singing, Stollman plays multiple instruments: drums,
keyboard, harmonica, guitar and melodica. Many of his performances
find him playing the
melodica, which is a wind
instrument with a small
keyboard controlling a row
of reeds, and a mouthpiece at
one end. It is a perfect blues
Jay said, “I really feel my
blues music, and I can feel
the people around me. The
Jay Stollman can feel the crowd
pulse is awesome. I find it around him as he wails the blues.
very rewarding to help people
escape. Because of that trait, a Stollman concert becomes inspiring.
Stollman is a songwriter, too. He has been writing music for TV
for 20 years. His music has been featured on the Today Show, Sex
and the City, Saturday Night Live and others. He is also an actor and
does voice-overs. Presently, he is the voice of Grey Goose vodka.
His great love, however, is playing the blues. For bookings, go to his
website: Follow them on
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Wednesday until further notice. It will be a grand opportunity
for all the northerners from Cape Cod to get together and get
acquainted, if they don’t already know each other. Also, Harry and
Dan will be serving up some authentic Cape Cod seafood – like
Atlantic Cod Fish and Scallops. Sound good! It will be, believe
me. Since this place is a steakhouse, we slipped in the other night
and ordered up a big, delicious Teriyaki Strip Steak. Those cooks
in the kitchen really know how to prepare a steak – perfection is the
word! Of course, there are lots of other delicious steaks, seafood
and other food, too, so stop by and check it out They have a great
happy hour, too, daily from 4-6 pm, outside bar and inside bar.
You’ll want to check out the Ocean Bleu Painting on the Patio
event every Wednesday. Just $45 will get you an entrée, a glass of
select wine, all art materials and instruction. You’ll need to make a
reservation to insure a place in the crowd. Ocean Blue is located in
County Line Plaza. They feature some of the best seafood around
and are open for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Sunday, just
dinner Monday and Tuesday nights. Chef Levent rolls out some
very creative dishes that should be award-winning if they aren’t
already. Check the Chef’s column in The Beacon every month for
lots of useful information, and usually a really, delicious sounding
Have you heard about the new Angry Moon Café down at 2401
PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens? Well, it is open Monday
through Saturday for lunch and dinner. I’m told that a wine bar will
be finished soon and will be open from 4-midnight daily. They have
also been appointed an Illy Coffee merchant. Did you ever hear of
that? Well, they say it’s pretty good stuff. We discovered it’s a
pretty nice place with lots of leggy pictures on the wall. There are
also quite a few wine bottle pictures hanging around, too. Food is
pretty good, too, we think. To pinpoint exactly where this place is,
it is in the former Kevin’s N. Y Deli location. Remember it?
We just found this out before deadline – Pizza City has been
delayed with their opening in The Tequesta Shoppes due to an
uncooperative piece of equipment and some other complicated
things. But, Chris tells me they should be open by the end of this
month, if all goes well. This place will be featuring some really
classic, original pizza and a full Italian menu. If you’re wondering
where this place is - think former Steverino’s location. It’s gonna’
be a good one, folks, so stay tuned in.
Well, the old clock on the wall is tick-tocking rather fast these days
and suddenly we are out of time for this month. Please join us again
in March for more scoop on our great dining & entertainment scene
here in beautiful, extreme northern PBC.
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