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12D THE PALM BEACH POST SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 1998 C PALM BEACH COUNTY LIVING Library Hispanic performers compete at Duncan April 22, 3:30 p.m., Magic Suitcase; ages 5-10. Central Library, 3650 Summit Blvd.1" -West Palm Beach. Pre-registratlonV-: is required. Call 233-2600. .r. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Stories In -English and Spanish; ages 4-6. f ; April 20, 3:15 p.m., Get Ready.."-For Earth Day!, ages 3-7. April 22, 2 p.m., Friends' Feature Presentation. J 3 April 23, 2 p.m., Time To Laugh" (which means never). The music was written by Alex Arce. The lyrics came from an anonymous poem. "When J was 14, my mom gave me a guitar. I taught myself. I've been two years in the States. I came with the American dream," said Aguilera, who lives in West Palm Beach. OTEIZA, M.D. ; Manual Bornia, 16, of the Dominican Republic took second place. The piano player and composer performed a song called Aquella Flor (That Flower), an original composition, accompanied by strings, horns and percussion. He lives in West Palm Beach and attends the School of the Arts. One of the big surprises of the night was 12-year-old Maria Jose of West Palm Beach who represented Ecuador. She walked away with a third place trophy for her first- Jose ever public performance. Daniel, who is devoted to stimulating Hispanic artists and their music in Palm Beach County, coached Maria prior to the competition. He was as surprised as anyone when she walked away with a top prize for Amor a la Mexicana (Love in the Mexican Way). Daniel's goal to promote local talent includes promoting himself. He performed the closing number at the show, but didn't compete. A By Janis Fontaine Palm Beach Post Staff Writer The Duncan Theatre rumbled to a Latin beat on March 1 when 15 artists competed in the Hispanic Song Festival, the first competition of its type in Florida. - Each artist represented a South or Central American country or a Hispanic community in the U.S. and was chosen to compete based upon an application and demo tape. Finalists competed live before the judges and received trophies, prizes and the coveted chance for a record deal. organizer Carlos Daniel, 25, of West Palm Beach, promoted and (fST TTril produced the ! m ?hrTihihe sors including Mountain Dew, Ente-mann's Bak Aguilera ery and Se- manario Accion, a Hispanic newspaper published in Dade and Broward county. The first place trophy went home with 20-year-old Tairon Aguilera of Venezuela, who performed a ballad called Nunca mum in V pleased to announce is now seeing patients i, at the EYE CARE CENTER 'jo you afXfutiHAMent, Riviera Beach Public Library, 600 W. Blue Heron Blvd., offers the following programs. Call 845-4195. Preschool Story Hours, 10 and 1 1 a.m. Monday-Thursday. Registration required Greenacres Branch, 3750 Jog Road, Greenacres. Pre-registration is required. Call 641-9100. April 8, 2:30 p.m., We Love Wild Birds; all ages welcome. April 18, 2:30 p.m.,Saturday Kids' Matinee. ELIZABETH 1601 Forum Place, Suite 101 West Palm Beach (561)688-1204 K V" " " Medicare and Other mm fsni A A Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-5 . n r. rif - nir.iv.ihhl lllimms nequwuti Musi Present Coupon EXPIRES 44-98 r s x x ; k rrr- lit Location inD0 Is she KATZEN cai FULL nilS J ATZEN EYE CARE CENTER : 1325 S. Congress Avenue Boynton Beach (561)732-8005 ' ' Insurances Accepted . t . Sawgrass Boy Scouts honor 7 with highest award - pompon lhis is my first experience as a solo artist, (although) I've been in some merengue bands," said Aguilera. He said he plays in the bands to gain experience, but he Bornia hopes for a solo career. He loves to perform, drawing energy from the crowd. And the bigger the audience, the better, he says. "At first it's really hard, but when you are on the stage. you get secure of yourself. You're (only) nervous for the first 30 seconds." Performers were judged on their creativity, stage presence and their ability to get the crowd out of its seats. COUT CORNER Pat Rice of Vero Beach, cubmas-ter of Pack 551; Steve Steinmetz of West Palm Beach, Explorer Post 342 advisor and assistant scoutmaster of Troop 202; and Pam Wile of Fort Pierce, Treasure Coast District activities chair. A one time special recognition was also given to Publix Supermarkets for their substantial contribution last year to the scouting programs across the state of Florida. Also at the Feb. 2 banquet, the council honored a record-breaking 110 Eagle Scouts (the previous high was 90 attaining Eagle Scout in one year) and received the Quality Council Award. White said the award is given when the council measures up to 10 quality standards including areas of financial well being, total youth membership and quality programs. Hostetler an Eagle now i ! SET of ' ACRYLICS..... 95 (2vks) . 11.95 MANICURE ...5 PEDICURE Lll95 I trj 6 COmmTLOCiTIOS: "It wouldn't be fair," he said, stressing that the competition was for amateur performers. And Daniel, a native of Colombia who has been in the U.S. for five years, is no longer an amateur. He'll be releasing his first single, Protagonista de una Cancion (Protagonist of a Song), to radio late in April in both Spanish and English, in both a ballad and a dance version. Most participants were from Palm Beach County, but some were from Dade County and others from Georgia. The other countries or communities and the artists who represented them included: Jose Ivan Jara of Chile; Lu-ciana Pires of Brazil; Marian Pineda, the Latin American representative; Gustavo Amador of Honduras; Pedro Valentin of Mexico; Tomas (Jeraldo Martinez) of Puerto Rico; Raul Cadagan of Argentina; James Nunez of Peru; Mary Blanch of West Palm Beach represented OPA, the Organization for the Prevention of Abuse, an anti-drug group in Palm Beach County; Yamila Rodrigues represented Georgia's Hispanic community and Rhita (Carmen Rodrigues) was the representative for Junsboro, Ga. Hostetler started in Scouting as an 8-year-old cub scout and is now involved in the service-oriented Explorer Post 110. He used to play hockey, and currently plays and teaches piano. He also volunteers as the church organist. Hostetler doesn't plan on pursuing piano as a career maybe something more stable like accounting, but he said he does plan to continue to look for opportunities to help people. Scout show set for Jupiter Tickets are on sale through May 4 for the annual Scout Show. This year's event at the new Roger Dean Stadium, Jupiter, will be bigger than ever with seven counties participating. During the show, troops and packs will dis-playexhibits on such things as-camping, kite flying, birdhouse building, hiking or finger painting. Tickets are $2 with a percent of sales going back to the troop. Scout Corner appears every other week in the Living section of The Palm Beach Post. For more information, contact The Living Department, The Palm Beach Post, P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33416-4700. ed a tree and gave him a plaque. Hakala also received many letters from teachers and staff. He said it was a humbling experience. "I guess I had quite an impact," Hakala said. "I don't remember doing anything special. I tried to help people when I could," Hakala said, but mostly he just tried being himself. "I don't consider it going above and beyond. Just being a friend." But Lantana Middle School Principal John Stevens' perspective is different "Today's heroes are those who stay to their mission in the good times and bad. To me he is a hero. He really dedicated himself." Though an avid fisherman, boater and orchid grower, Hakala doesn't expect his retirement to be all leisure just yet. Now, instead of selling to students, he is planning a second career selling to teachers insurance. We Want Your Family To Breathe Easierl Cleaning Process Removes: Dust & Pollen, Mold & Mildew Animal Dander . 1 r Sanitizing Special I 2 vents sanitized for I J FREE!! ! I When you sanitize I I the whole system I OFFER KIWI WM L . COUPON 1 FflfMortfcf!t'oaCaIBetKJ 561055919 We dt Sifariq AofeiesS. i?r"Tv Curt Hostetler, 16, of Wellington earned his Eagle Scout March 12 during a Court of Honor at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Hostetler, who is a junior at the Alexander Dreyfoos School of Arts, organized an Eagle project that distributed brown bag lunches to homeless people. Hostetler collected do- Hostetler nations -members - mostlv from church of the ingredients nppHpH tn make 100 lunches with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, bananas, cookies, chips and a drink. He had 35 people making the lunches and 25 distributing them at the Salvation Army in West Palm Beach. This wasn't Hostetler first time feeding the homeless. He volunteered at a soup kitchen when he was about 12. "I felt grateful for what I had, and grateful I could help out," Hostetler said. teachers. Dunlap was one. Several years ago, Hakala guided her as a new teacher to grade six, and for the past four years they team taught that grade. Dunlap, who describes herself as "high energy," said Hakala is the "eye of a storm." He also has given her lots of pointers. "That whole calm thing in a crisis is good," Dunlap said. She said whether it was snakes loose in the room, a student choking on a ring or someone painting a Pennsylvania team's colors on his classroom walls during renovations (he's a Florida-everything fan), Hakala was calm. But mostly, she said, he put the students first, deciding whether something was right by asking: Is it good for the kids? In honor of Hakala's retirement last month, there was a town proclamation, breakfast, Hawaiian luau, and community and staff lunch. The town of Lantana plant By Angel Bedinghaus Zent Palm Beach Post Staff Writer During its recent annual Recognition Banquet, the Gulf Stream Council awarded seven volunteers with Silver Beaver awards. Lowell White, program director, said the awards are the highest level that a local council can give to volunteers. The council is limited by Boy Scouts of America as to how many are awarded in its area each year by the number of youths involved in its programs. Nominations for the award can be made by anyone, but the council makes the final decision based on the person's service to scouting such as number of years involved, exceptional character, resources and talents contributed, what they achieved, and involvement in other church and civic organizations. This year's Silver Beaver winners were: Mary Ann Cain of Boynton Beach, assistant scoutmaster of Troop 301; Russell Douglas of Boca Raton, unit commissioner and Merit Badge counselor; Frank Fitzpatrick of Jupiter, Lighthouse district commissioner; William Fleming of Wellington, promoter of scouting through civic organizations; 31 -year sixth By Angel Bedinghaus Zent Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Dr. David Hakala has retired. After 31 years as the Lantana sixth-grade science and math teacher, Hakala has cleaned out his closet of dead things soaking in formaldehyde, mysterious bones and other things he saved in case it might help sell the day's lesson to a room of 12-year-olds. 1 le could sell snow to an Eskimo," said sixth-grade social studies and language arts teacher Michelle Dun-lap A big part of teaching is getting kids to learn some Hakala thing they don't know they want to learn, Hakala said. During his time at Lantana Elementary and Lantana Middle, I .J - grade icon retires at Lantana Middle CHINA ALL U CAN EAT CHINESE CUISINE OPEN DAILY" DAILY BOFFf MMU 3 Kinds ol Soup Egg Rolls Lo Meins Shrimp in Lobster Sauce Sesame Chicken Salmon Fish Pepper Steak Peel & Eat Shrimp Plus 60 More Items Also Salad Bar. Fruit Dessert & Ice Cream DIMMER 80FF&? speciALties Peking Duck Shrimp 4 Mussels B B Q Spare Ribs Fried Calamari Fried Dumplings Snow Crab Legs Chicken Teriyaki (Fri-Sun Only) 7635 S. Dixie Highway (US1) West Palm Beach 585-7777 CfleWT CARDS ACCEPTED FOHFST HILL WE SERVE BEER AND WINE CAfE 10TH (msg)(fat) FhFF - J-minute Uuick ury u, g . . --. , mm m. 77JX ' AIR BRUSHING AVAILABLE PBP Tim i.fflr,HI!SSl f LOMCH BOFF&? 7 DAYS 11:00 am to 3:45 pm DIMMER BUTTC? MON-THUR 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm FREB SODA FOR PINNER ONLY DIMMER BUTFEt TRl-SAT-SOM 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm $ U PiutTtM PmPtnoH 14. and Spies ) '12. with Curry ) Spicy) '12. V5 4- $JL99 imii . i Phi rr 11 PtrPtnoa 099 f J ) Pkm Tr Parenting he has had plenty of practice. Hakala has taught between 2,000 and 3,000 students. It has gotten to the point where he runs into students whether he is at the neighborhood grocery store or on vacation to Disney World. Hakala, whose last day was Feb. 17, remembers when the classes numbered 45 students, were held in cathedral-style portables with black-tar roofs and no air conditioning. He said they tried to finish teaching by 11 a.m. before it got too hot. He even remembers a time when a teacher in blue jeans caused a scandal. "Yeah, sure. I've done it for a long time," said Hakala about his years of teaching the same subjects, in the same grade, in the same small town. "But every day has been diverse and unique." Along with his lessons of science and math, Hakala coached sports, acted as science fair coordinator, team leader and department chairman and mentored new 3333. Gymboree Play Program. Apnl 6 -June 27, Spnng Sesston, 2174 Jog Road. West Palm Beach. Cost: $ 1 1 0 for 1 2 weeks. 392 6658. Childbirth Preparation Clae. Planned Parenthood of the Palm Beach and Treasure Coast Area, available at two locations. 5312 Broadway. West Palm Beach, and 4889 take Worth Road.. Suite 109. Lake Worth. Call Eneida 848-6402. Apnl 4. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.. West Palm Beach location. Do' and Don't of Co Parenting after Divorce, will be offered from the Center for Psychology and Behavioral Medicine. 9033 Glades Rd.. Boca Raton. 7:30-8.30 p.m.. Apnl 1 3. For more information call 361 0500. LifeCar Ministries offers Lamae Classes. Aonl 22. at First Baptist Church of Wpst Pa'm Beach. Classes run 6 8 p m. on Wdnesdavs. for ftve weks. Cost: $35. Call 650-7474 and reg ster with Ins. "Mommy and Me", children ages 6 24 months at TeC-ie B"?h 1 Nyrsory SCwX. 331 SV 4'h Ave Can 391 9092 to ' S-' CHEF'S SUGGESTIONS llMMilwiMiiHaiMriilferkMr House Snecial Sieak (Sizzling) (Broiled U.S. Chnice Sirloin Srrak Sauieed with Snow Peapod. Mushrooms. Bok Choy and Walerchestnut) Chow Champagne (Lobster Meat. Roast Pork. Chicken. Mushrooms, Snow Pea Pods. Walerchestnut and Bok Choy) Steamed Snapper Fillet with Black Bean Sauce '10. rritnv Boneless Flounder wilh Spicy Same '10. RESIDENTIAL ft COMMERCIAL lumhn Shnmn with Garlic Sauce (Hot Rice Vermicelli (Singapore Style) (Shrimp. Roast Pork. Chit ken Stir Fry i F rot ltis with Garlic Sauce (Hot and Peking Suhgum (Hot and Spicy) '12. (IjtbMer meat. Shrimp. Breaded Chii ken. Roast Pori nh Smm Peapod. Mushrooms. Broccoli. Bok Choy) Butterfly Shrimp tilth Btutm '12. (With Vegetable or Onum) Half R'Hist Out k (Cantonrse Style) '12 I1: lb. Maine Lobster '17 Regular Mem Alst Av&fiabia National Gymnastic Baby Gym, 9793 Glades Road. Boca Raton, for children 6 months to 5 years. Supervised activities with music, parachutes, obstacle course, lummi sticks and more. Child must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $5 per child, if child is currently enrolled in classes. $7 per child if child is not enrolled in classes. For more information call 883 STAR Couple and Family Help Line. FREE confidential and pnvate telephone consultation for marnage. relationship, or family-related problems. Of ered by the Center For Psychological Services. Monday-Fnday. 9 a m.- 5 p.m., Can 392-1013 (Boca Raton). Effective Parenting Cla. Thursdays. 6 p.m. at Palm Beach Gardens H ff School, room 200. Free. Sponsored by The Counseling Center. Call 624-4358. Parenting For Succet. Richard and CarcMe Siemens Jewish Campus. 2 1 300 Cowman Blvd.. Boca Raton, free introductory class. March 3 1 . Classes 6 30 8 D m on April 7 -May 12. Cost- 72 'c s.rge parents. $ 108 'or coofes P"-re j s'.ratton is reqii. Can 652- Cleaning Always!!! $(o)95 per vent Separate ee or commercial wor 1 1 tw r! ua or OUNTAI A 7 V v 3 f7 ft mm RESTAURANT ft C0CXTAJL LOUNGE "Family OwneJ 6 Operated for 27 Years" 3010 U.S.I, Boynton Beach 732-3100 I 95 Exit 4? CK'.lkiL:ht RJ ) Bovnton fV,.h, tht-n Smth. on L,i;l i I 95 Exit 42 (AtUntk: Ave.) LVlrn Ti.tsh thin North on L'Sl Ftniitt F.ilitic AvMiUHe FREE lV!v-rv

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