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One of Miami's Community Newspapers _______________________________________ Supporting local businesses since 1958 Palmetto Bay APRIL 21 - 27, 2009 _____________________________________ www.communitynewspapers.com ______________________________ Fire station zoning approved by council BY BILL KRESS Palmetto Bay he Village Council (PBVC) on Apr. 13 approved zoning to allow a fire station to be located at the north end of the Palmetto Bay Village Center, 17777 Old Cutler Rd. The station will be a two-story, 13,000square-foot concrete-block structure designed to accommodate three bays, 12 firefighters/paramedics at a cost of $3.5 million. It will be the permanent home for Engine 62 and will provide increased life-safety support to surrounding residents. "This is an outstanding improvement for the life and safety of area residents," said Palmetto Bay Mayor Eugene Flinn. "The construction of this fire station has long been the goal of the village, as considered and determined by our Fire Rescue Advisory Committee during the early years of village incorporation." The approval of this site represents an end to a healthy debate over location of a fire station, Flinn noted. The council previously had denied a site in the far south end of the village wherein the proposed station would have required a class one DERM permit due to it being located in a wetland area. "The village council remains opposed to any development in any wetlands area," Flinn said. "The north location is the most logical location and it was important for us to work hard to ensure that it best serves area residents and effectively serves the eastern area residents of Palmetto Bay and northern Cutler Bay community. "It is a great day for Palmetto Bay, and I look forward to construction and the eventual ribbon cutting and operation of this great addition to the infrastruc- T Palmetto Bay proclaims April `Water Conservation Month' Village continues Earth Week celebration through Apr. 25 BY BILL KRESS arth Day comes once a year, on Apr. 22, but in Palmetto Bay, the village celebrates longer. In honor of our home planet, the Village of Palmetto Bay is hosting its second annual Earth Week through Apr. 25, concluding on that day with a bike ride along Old Cutler Road and inside the Deering Estate. "By appreciating the Earth and by knowing how it is changing, we can make responsible life decisions," said Palmetto Bay Mayor Eugene P. Flinn. "I feel it is appropriate to honor this day, and am proud to announce that E The Village of Palmetto Bay, together with the South Florida Management District (SFWMD), remains concerned with saving Florida's precious water resources. Ed Hernandez, SFWMD executive director, (far right) was present at a recent council meeting to accept a proclamation wherein Palmetto Bay expressed its commitment to encourage all residents and businesses to become more aware of the need to conserve water. Visit <www.sfwmd.gov> for information on how to save water. Pictured (l-r) are Vice Mayor Brian W. Pariser, Councilmember Howard J. Tendrich, Councilmember Ed Feller, Councilmember Shelley Stanczyk, Mayor Eugene Flinn, and Ed Hernandez. �������� See EARTH WEEK, page 4 POWERED BY: HOMEXPERTS 305.381.8628 PALMETTO BAY DEALS << FOR SALE 33157 3/2 - 1,667 sq-ft. $200,000 ture of our community," Flinn added. The mayor also extended his gratitude to Miami-Dade County and MiamiDade Fire Rescue (MDFR) officials for working with Palmetto Bay on locating this station. Next step for MDFR is closing on purchase of the property, expected in June. 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April 21 - 27, 2009 COMMUNITYNEWSPAPERS.COM Page 3 7,000 enjoy sun, fun, food at Deering Seafood Festival BY SHEILA STIEGLITZ Festival guests arrived at the historic Deering Estate on bikes, free shuttles and golf carts, some with blankets and chairs, and all eagerly awaiting the opening of the majestic gates. The 7,000 attendees on Mar. 29 hailed from the Florida Keys to Canada, ready to settle in for a glorious, fun-filled day at the fifth annual Deering Seafood Festival. Musicians on steel drums and costumed 14-foot stilt walkers set the mood as festival attendees descended upon the "biggest backyard on Biscayne Bay." The colorful Bahamian Junkanoo danced their way through the crowd and played on horns, drums and tambourines. When their music stopped, the rhythmic sounds of Bay Roots Reggae Band and the Drums of Polynesia could be heard. Closing out the event was Mr. Nice Guy Band, back by popular demand. "Once again, we were blessed with beautiful weather and our guests were able to explore and enjoy our magnificent `Backyard on the Bay' at their leisure, with all of the fan-fare the Seafood Festival offers," said Mary Pettit, festival executive director. "My hat's off to the festival committee and over 200 volunteers who enthusiastically make this event possible each year, and to our community partners and sponsors. It is with their dedicated support and through their partnerships that the foundation is able to annually host the Seafood Festival," Pettit said. "The foundation's mission is two-fold: to raise public awareness of the Deering Estate at Cutler and the many programs it offers throughout the year, and to raise funds to protect, preserve and enhance the estate. We successfully achieved both of our goals, raising over $50,000 in net proceeds while introducing the Deering Estate to over 2,000 first-time visitors." Under the big top tent, it was standing room only for all five of the celebrity chef demonstrations. A five-star lineup of local fish markets, restaurants and caterers included: Golden Rule Seafood Market, Bizcaya Ritz-Carlton, Imlee Indian Bistro, Fleming, Shibui, Rodbenders, Sports Grill, Harvey's Smokehouse BBQ, Black Point Ocean Grill, Gustos, Paella's R Us and the Les Seafood Express. Each helped to create a seafood lovers feast by offering everything from fried conch and lobster sliders to gator bites, frog legs and mountains of shrimp that were steamed, fried, or ready to peel and eat. After a well-deserved rest, the festival committee will begin to plan next year's event. "Mark your calendars for Sunday, Mar. 28, 2010 for the sixth annual Deering Seafood Festival," Pettit said. "As one of South Florida's premier family-friendly events, we are looking forward to another great year in 2010!" The Deering Estate at Cutler, a MiamiDade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Ave. This 444-acre natural and archaeological preserve and historic site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a center for education, culture and recreation. For more information about the Deering Estate Foundation call 305-2351668, ext. 263, or visit online at <www.deeringestate.org>. This youngster checks out a star fish at the Deering Seafood Festival. (Photo by Juan Cabrera and Jaime Seymour Newton) Residential Loan Modifications Workouts and Foreclosure Defense What are your options? What programs are available to you? "Short Sale" "Deed-in-Lieu of Foreclosure" "Loan Modifications" and "Restructuring" What do these mean to you if you are unable to pay your mortgage? 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Earth Day was established as a celebration intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's environment. In the U.S., Sen. Gaylord Nelson met with President John F. Kennedy and urged the recognition of Earth Day. Since January of 1970, many countries decided that a global observance needed to be recognized; therefore, Apr. 22 is recognized each year. This year, hundreds of millions of people in more than 180 countries are expected to participate in Earth Day activities. Following are remaining Earth Week activities hosted by the Village of Palmetto Bay, and related events for residents sponsored by Miami-Dade County: Tu e s d a y , A p r. 2 1 -- "Read to Children," 1-2 p.m. In recognition of National Library Week and Palmetto Bay Earth Week, Mayor Eugene Flinn and Councilmember Shelley Stanczyk each will read an environmentally themed book to children at the Coral Reef Branch Library, 9211 Coral Reef Dr. Wednesday, Apr. 22 -- Lady Bug Release (Part 1). You may not know it, but Lady Bugs are nature's own brand of pesticide. They eat plant-killing aphids and are quite beneficial to gardens. Members of the village council will join Mayor Flinn in releasing 3,000 live lady bugs in each schoolyard at the following times/locations: 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Perrine Elementary School, 8851 SW 168 St.; 10-11 a.m. at Winhold Montessori School, 17555 S Dixie Hwy., and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Coral Reef Elementary. Apr. 22 Wednesday, -- Environmentally themed discussion, 6 p.m., at the village's Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting, staff will discuss aspects of environmental conservation and announce details of a new recycling program at village facilities. T h u r s d a y, A p r. 2 3 -- Lady Bug Release (Part 2): Members of the village council and Mayor Flinn again will converge on local school to release lady bugs: 9-10 a.m. at Howard Drive Elementary School, 7750 SW 136 St., and 10:45-11:45 a.m. at Alexander Montessori School, 17555 S. Dixie Hwy. Thursday, Apr. 23 -- "Read to Children," 1-2 p.m. In recognition of National Library Week and Palmetto Bay Earth Week, Vice Mayor Brian W. Pariser and Councilmember Howard J. Tendrich each will read an environmentally themed book to children at the Coral Reef Branch Library, 9211 Coral Reef Dr. F r i d a y, A p r. 2 4 -- Movie Night (Presenter at 7:30 p.m.; movie at 8 p.m.): Bring your own popcorn, blanket, and favorite beverage for a showing of Bee Movie (90 minutes) at Coral Reef Park. Bee-fore the film starts, meet Willie the Bee Man, who last month achieved notoriety for removing a 75-pound beehive from a nearby home. A former Miami-Dade kindergarten teacher, Willie is a bee removal specialist who also speaks extensively on the importance of bees to the environment. Look for Willie in a funny yellow and black outfit, with an interesting "point" of view. Satur day, Apr. 25 -- Neighborhood Bike Ride: If you haven't been on your bike in a while, now's the time to dust it off and join in on a morning bike ride to enjoy the natural surroundings of the Old Cutler Road bike path and Palmetto Bay's Deering Estate. Registration at the Deering Estate Visitor Center begins at 8 a.m., followed by a safety talk and official welcome by Mayor Flinn. Then, at 9 a.m., head out under the direction of a the Palmetto Bay Policing Unit Bike Patrol and Eric Tullberg, long-time enthusiast, to enjoy a one-hour family bike ride to view the Ludlam Pine Rocklands, Deering's Chinese Bridge, and the natural beauty of this area of the village. Visit the village's website at <www.palmettobay-fl.gov> for a map. Please note: a portion of the ride is along an unfinished road through Deering. 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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 � � � � � � Presentations by U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - Miami-Dade South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC) South Florida Workforce SCORE Miami-Dade Chapter 29 ACCI�N USA We support local businesses, do you? TABLETOP EXHIBITS/ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS For more information, contact Commissioner Sorenson's office at 305-378-6677. www.communitynewspapers.com 305-669-7355 April 21 - 27, 2009 Do your part -- shop close to home Michael Miller EXECUTIVE EDITOR COMMUNITYNEWSPAPERS.COM Page 5 MIAMI'S NEWEST BIG THING AROUND TOWN Keep shopping locally. Yes, you can make a difference by spending some of your hard earned dollars at the locally owned stores. You know--the ones that have been here for years, trying to offer you that special service, those special products and those great meals that are offered to you by local people that want your business. Here are just a few of the places that are in our backyard and I urge you to stop by, spend some money there and tell your friends about your experience: ABE's Flooring Center, located at 14225 S. Dixie Hwy in Palmetto Bay. Call owner Abe Levy at 305-238-8681. Al's Lawnmower Sales & Service, Inc., at 18131 SW 98 Avenue Road in Palmetto Bay. Call Joyce Masso at 305-238-6332. Curbside Florist & Gifts, located at 16115 SW 117 Avenue, #10A in the Village. Call Paul or Lois at 305-233-2668. Minuteman Press, for your printing needs, at 8884 SW 129 Terrace. Call Zac Hall at 305-256-6902. Pitman Photo Supply, with any kind of camera equipment you could want, located in the Village at 13911 S. Dixie Highway. Call them at 305-256-9558. Paella Party, located at 16155 SW 117 Avenue, B-8. Call their director, Boni Guenechea at 305-252-6669. `Bee' there or be square! Where? Why, at Coral Reef Park for Movie Night on Friday April 24 at 7:30 p.m. Village officials say, "Bring your own popcorn, soda, and blanket for a showing of Bee Movie at Coral Reef Park (7895 SW 152 St.). Beefore the 90-minute film starts, meet `Willie the Bee Man,' who gained recent notoriety for removing a 75-lb bee hive from a nearby home. A former MiamiDade kindergarten teacher, Willie is now a bee removal specialist who also speaks extensively on the importance of bees to the environment. Look for Willie in his signature yellow and black outfit." Maybe for a second feature they could show Paul Newman in The Sting....? On March 10, County Commissioners approved use of $9.75 million of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant funds for a homebuyer assistance program to provide second mortgage subsidies towards acquiring affordable singlefamily homes for low- and moderateincome residents. A lottery will award funding for a foreclosed home with a maximum purchase price of $205,000. If interested, applications are available thru May 22 at Commissioner Joe Martinez's office at 1401 SW 107 Avenue, Suite 301M, or by going on-line. For information, visit www.miamidade.gov/ced/ or call 786-4692245, 786-469-2254, or 786-469-2100. What a shock, seeing the news report about South Miami Commissioner Jay Beckman's sudden death and the circumstances surrounding it. Jay was one of those people that everybody had an opinion about, pro or con, and his passion about this city fueled his efforts to make an impact here, and make an impact he did. We are saddened by his passing. FYI: R. Kenneth Bluh's column was not available this week. It is expected to return in the next issue. Thought for the Day: Vision is the art of seeing things invisible. -- Jonathan Swift Gary Alan Ruse and Richard Yager contributed to this column. Got any tips? Contact me at 305-669-7355, ext. 249, or send e-mail to <Michael@communitynewspapers.com>. $3 OFF admission with this ad. 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The Marlins will pay rent -- $2.3 million a year increasing by 2 percent every year for the next 35 years. The ballpark is only one investment in our community. Money is set aside to improve the Miami Beach Convention Center. We're aggressively investing in the arts and cultural facilities. Our parks, including Metrozoo, have never looked better. We're also supporting the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau and its international marketing campaign, "Where Worlds Meet" as well as its local marketing campaign, "Miami Begins with Me." At least three events in the near future -- Super Bowl; Pro Bowl, and Pow-Wow, the tourist industry's premier gathering -- will help cushion the impact of the economic downturn. We know our most important industry is tourism. That's why we continue to invest in all the things that make a community world class. 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Additional discounts available for school & hospital employees. * Must present coupon at time of service COMPLIMENTARY* To sign up, call or visit 877-207-8344 tinyurl.com/trapezeexperience Dave and Mary Alper JCC on the Jay Morton-Levinthal Campus 11155 SW 112th Avenue � Miami, FL 33176 Gift Certificates Available � Kendall Breeze Plaza 12390 SW 127 Ave � Miami, FL 33186 � 305.256.8005 ALEXANDER MONTESSORI SCHOOL See how children learn to love to learn. Experience unlimited education. Understand powers of concentration. SCHOOL TOURS: April 22, May 27 TODDLER, Ages 11/2 - 3 17800 Old Cutler Road TODDLER, Ages 2 - 3 14400 Old Cutler Road PRESCHOOL, Ages 3 - 6 17800 Old Cutler Road 8:15 AM PRESCHOOL, Ages 3 - 6 14400 Old Cutler Road 8:45 AM 8:15 AM PRESCHOOL, Ages 3 - 6 6050 SW 57th Avenue 8:45 AM 8:45 AM ELEMENTARY, Ages 6 - 12 14850 SW 67th Avenue 9:45 AM Alexander Montessori School, founded in 1963, is accredited by these seven prestigious state, national, and international accrediting bodies: � Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS) � Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC) � Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF) � National Independent Private School Association (NIPSA) � Commission on International Trans-regional Accreditation (CITA) � Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) ...and we are the only school in Miami fully accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS) Reserve a space now (305) 665-6274 email@example.com www.alexandermontessori.com This is a non-discriminatory accredited school April 21 - 27, 2009 COMMUNITYNEWSPAPERS.COM Page 11 Volunteers at UM Hospital help to make a difference Hospital can work on nursing floors, in the different business offices, and in the When Charlotte Powell dons her medical areas, which allow them to learn University of Miami green and orange more about the people who deliver care colors it isn't to go to a football game, and how the various services work togethalthough as a UM alumnus with a finance er to meet the patient's needs. degree she might. "There's an added benefit of volunteerInstead Charlotte heads to the ing at a hospital that most people don't University of Miami Hospital where, as think about," said Sonia Martinez, who chair for volunteer recruitoversees volunteer servment, she is hard at work ices as part of her helping to build a network responsibilities as direcof energetic and communitor of Consumer ty conscious people to lend Relations at UMH. a helping hand through"Healthcare is complex out the facility. and navigating through "As a child I always volany hospital system can unteered," Powell said. "I be a little daunting, especame from a family with cially one as large, promedical backgrounds and, gressive, and sophisticatbecause this is my universied as UHealth. As a volty, it was just a perfect fit." unteer you get to know When the hospital offithe staff and physicians, cially joined UHealth, the and gain an `insiders' Charlotte Powell University of Miami Health view of how the process �������������������� System, as its flagship hosworks." pital in December 2007, Charlotte began University of Miami Hospital wants the task of building a volunteer base to potential volunteers to know they are valsupport the not-for-profit medical center. ued and offers benefits to those who "We have a great need for volunteers spend at least four hours a week at the here and anything someone would like to facility. Each volunteer receives a free do will help." meal in the cafeteria; every year volunWhile today the volunteers are small in teers receive free flu shots and tuberculonumber, they are mighty in their commit- sis screenings; free parking is available for ment to the hospital and helping the staff volunteers and a pickup service is providand patients. Volunteers come from all ed for volunteers who don't drive. Each walks of life including young profession- year the hospital honors volunteers durals to retirees seeking the opportunity to ing a recognition luncheon. Volunteers stay active while helping others. are able to select their own schedule, "I'm a retired teacher," said Mary which makes it possible for working proSiefken, who assists in the hospital's fessionals to find time to volunteer on the Consumer Relations Office and helps ori- weekends. ent new volunteers. "To me volunteering at To find out how you can become a a hospital affiliated with the University of University of Miami Hospital volunteer, Miami Miller School of Medicine is terrific. you can contact Charlotte Powell at 305We have both a healing and learning envi- 444-6000 or Volunteer Services at 305ronment that makes this hospital special." 325-5529. Mary and Charlotte point out that stayUniversity of Miami Hospital is a 560ing active is vitally important to maintain- bed hospital with 1,000 doctors. ing good health and a positive social net- Community physicians and University of work as people get older. Some research Miami Miller School of Medicine faculty indicates that active people live longer physicians working side by side to provide and are physically healthier than those care in more than 50 medical specialties. who are socially isolated. The hospital is the flagship facility of "What better way to maintain our alert- UHealth-University of Miami Health ness and good health than to volunteer System, which includes more than twohere," Siefken said. "Volunteers can pick dozen outpatient facilities and the their area of interest anywhere in the hos- nation's top eye hospital. As the only acapital and we'll work with them to develop demic medical center in the region, a fulfilling assignment that truly makes a UHealth provides patients breakthrough difference in the lives of our patients, treatments as a result of the medical family members, and staff." research and clinical trials developed at Volunteers at University of Miami the Miller School of Medicine. 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April 21 - 27, 2009 COMMUNITYNEWSPAPERS.COM Page 15 `A Toast to Awareness' to benefit Family Resource Center The Family Resource Center of South Florida and Crown Wine & Spirits will have a wine tasting on Thursday, Apr. 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Crown Wine & Spirits, 13611 S. Dixie Hwy., near The Falls. This tasting will feature approximately 20 different wines, four tables featuring a spirit with appropriate "mixers," artisan cheeses, meat and the like. A wine connoisseur will be at each table to educate attendees about each featured wine. The cost to attend this event is $35 per person and proceeds will benefit the Family Resource Center of South Florida. For more information, contact AnneMarie Tristan of the Family Resource Center at 305-960-5543 or by email at <email@example.com>. COUNTY PROVIDING SMALL BUSINESSES ACCESS TO MARLINS STADIUM DRAWINGS Miami-Dade County's Department of Small Business Development (SBD) is working with the Marlins Baseball Stadium Construction Manager (Hunt/Moss) to ensure that local certified small businesses have access to project drawings as they are developed. Currently, Design Development Packages are 50 percent complete. From now through Apr. 30 and May 4-29, certified Small Business Enterprises may review drawings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Department of Small Business Development, Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First St., Suite 1910, Main Conference Room. Access to these drawings will enable certified small businesses to preview the conceptual development of the project to better determine potential work opportunities. To facilitate networking and teambuilding, businesses certified in small business enterprise programs also will have access to contact information for potential prime and sub-contractors. For more information or to register as a certified small business, visit <www.miamidade.gov/sba>. FREE SUPPORT GROUP TO HELP FAMILIES COPING WITH STRESS There is a free support group for families coping with stress from the economic crisis every Thursday during April, from 5 to 6 p.m., at Jackson South Community Hospital, 9333 SW 152 St. Room location may vary; come to the COMMUNITYNEWS briefs front desk and ask for details. Visitors will receive a free financial resource packet. FARMERS' MARKET SCHEDULED APR. 24 AT SOUTH DADE GOVERNMENT CENTER Miami-Dade County Agricultural Manager Charles LaPradd will host a farmers' market at the South Dade Government Center Lobby, 10710 SW 211 St., on Friday, Apr. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The county's agricultural industry ranks among the top three industries in the county, second in the state of Florida and is one of the most diverse in the country. The farmers' market will feature locally grown honey, plants, fruits and vegetables. For more information about the Miami-Dade County Agricultural Manager's Office, visit online at <www.miamidade.gov/agriculture> or call 305-971-5091. COMMISSIONER MARTINEZ TO READ TO KIDS FOR NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK In honor of National Library Week, Miami-Dade Commissioner Joe A. Martinez will read to children at Kendale Lakes Library, 15205 SW 88 St., on Friday, Apr. 24, starting at 11 a.m. According to the American Library Association, National Library Week is an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians. For information, contact Commissioner Martinez's office at 305-552-1155. ANNUAL YOUTH ARTS DAY & MUSIC FEST AT DEERING Co-hosted by Students Offering Support and the Deering Estate at Cutler, Youth Arts Day & Music Fest is a community collaboration celebrating youth ������� Continued on next page YOU DECIDE! �El Grandioso Asado! �El Famoso Frito! �T� Decides! LOCATIONS: 750 N. Congress Avenue Boynton Beach, FL 33426 (561) 738-2662 At Boynton Town Center 18660 S. Dixie Hwy Cutler Bay, FL 33157 (786) 293-1634 The Latin Chicken Loved Around the World.TM GRILLED! 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Void where prohibited. 5 10 FOR $10 LEGS & THIGHS ONLY 10 POR $10.00 (S�LO PIERNAS Y MUSLOS) Offer good on your next purchase only at Pollo Campero locations in Florida. Present coupon when ordering. One coupon per customer, per visit. Not valid with any other offers. Void where prohibited. SAVOR BY MAY 31, 2009 CNPCL1 SAVOR BY MAY 31, 2009 SAVOR BY MAY 31, 2009 CNPCL1 SAVOR BY MAY 31, 2009 CNPCL1 Page 16 COMMUNITYNEWSPAPERS.COM April 21 - 27, 2009 NEWS, from previous page artists and creating awareness for the rich emerging resources Miami-Dade County has to offer. Youth Arts Day & Music Fest features a month-long visual and literary art exhibition as well as a daylong series of youth performance art on Sunday, Apr. 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A 5K Dash will start and end at the estate, where the rest of the day's activities will begin. The registration cost for the 5K Dash is $10. Proceeds benefit the Children's Home Society, Make-a-Wish Foundation, His House Children's Home, Honey Shine Foundation, Tim Hardaway Foundation and the Deering Estate at Cutler. To register, visit online at <www.sosmiami.org>. HOSPITAL TO PERFORM FREE FACIAL SURGERIES FOR KIDS For the eighth year, Baptist Children's Hospital will donate its facilities and charitable funds to perform corrective facial surgeries and other clinically needed reconstructive procedures for South Florida children. These operations will be provided at no cost for children whose families are unable to pay for these types of services. A screening to identify children who may be candidates for surgery will take place on Saturday, May 30, at Baptist Children's Hospital. The surgeries will take place on Saturday, June 20. Types of facial deformities which can be corrected include cleft palates, cleft lips, scars, tumors, burns, port wine birthmarks and congenital hand deformities. To be eligible, patients must be 18 years old or younger and residents of Miami-Dade or Monroe counties. They also must present documentation substantiating their parents' or guardian's previous 12 months' gross income. To make an appointment for a financial screening on May 30, call Baptist Children's Hospital at 786-596-3673. MIAMI CIVIC MUSIC ASSOCIATION TO PRESENT SOLO PIANO RECITAL The Miami Civic Music Association will present Daniel Lessner playing the piano in a solo recital on Sunday, May 3, 4 p.m., at the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr. on the University of Miami's Coral Gables campus. Lessner will perform Bach's Goldberg Variations and works by Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Carmen Variations based on Bizet's famous opera and arranged for piano by Vladimir Horowitz. General admission for this event is $30. Call the Miami Civic Music Association at 305-271-8449 for tickets or send email to <www.miamicivicmusic.org>. 1960S-THEMED OUTDOOR FESTIVAL AND CONCERT AT GREYNOLDS PARK "Greynold's Love-In," Miami-Dade Park and Recreation's annual 1960s-themed outdoor festival with a live concert featuring Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, will take place on Sunday, May 17, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Greynold's Park, 17530 W. Dixie Hwy., N. Miami Beach. In addition to the concert, festival goers can take part in a 1960s Costume Contest, peruse vintage cars, bring the children to the Kid's Fun Zone with games and activities, buy '60s-themed arts and crafts, and enjoy great food. Admission to this event is free, but there is a $7 parking fee. No coolers are allowed. For details, visit online at <www.GreynoldsLoveIn.org> or call 305945-3425. ALHAMBRA ORCHESTRA'S SEASON ENDS WITH FREE CONCERT, MAY 17 Under the baton of internationally known Latin American conductor Carlos Rizuelo, director of Orchestral Studies at Florida International University, the Alhambra Orchestra will conclude its regular season with an enticing evening showcasing concertmaster Daniel Andai. The concert, at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, will take place at Ransom Everglades School, 3575 Main Hwy. in Coconut Grove. The orchestra will open with the lively Rosamunde Overture by Schubert, and the concert will conclude with Dvorak's richly melodic Symphony No. 8. Admission to this event is free, but donations to support the orchestra are encouraged. Free parking is available at the school. For additional information, call 305668-9260, or send email to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. MIAMI-DADE PARKS' BLUE WATER FISHING CLASSIC SLATED JUNE 6 Fishing enthusiasts of all ages and abilities will have the opportunity to catch the "big one," while at the same time compete for up to $30,000 in cash and prizes, at Miami-Dade Parks' Sixth Annual Blue Water Fishing Classic on June 6, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., at all six county marinas and the Miami Outboard Club on Watson Island. The event's weekend of festivities begins on Thursday, June 4, at 7 p.m., with a Captains Party where registered anglers can meet and greet prior to the actual competition. The tournament concludes on Sunday, June 7, at 6 p.m., with an awards ceremony and celebration dinner with Miami-Dade Parks' director Jack Kardys announcing the winners and distributing prizes. ������� Continued on next page Free community workshop reveals how to slash thousands off the high cost of college, even if you think you make too much money to qualify for financial aid. On Thursday, April 23rd, 6:30 pm, at Bet Shira Congregation, 7500 SW 120 Street, Miami, FL 33156, Peter Ratzan, M.B.A., a local college planner and former high school teacher will conduct a free workshop on how to cope with the ever-increasing costs of college. Seating is limited. Topics to be covered include: � How even millionaires can save 25% off the cost of college; � The "double secret" formula used to determine how much financial aid you will receive; � The "dirty little secret" about Bright Futures and Florida Pre-paid; � How to triple your chances of free scholarships and grants; and � Much more. Register either by calling 786 522 5566 or by visiting www.CollegeFundingSecret.com Limited amounts of Ratzan's new book, Never Pay Retail for College will be given away (retail value - $19.95). April 21 - 27, 2009 COMMUNITYNEWSPAPERS.COM Page 17 NEWS, from previous page The entry fee is $350 per boat by June 1 and $400 after and up to the day of the tournament. On the day of the tournament, participating boats must check in at any of Miami-Dade County's six marinas -- Black Point, Crandon, Bill Bird Marina at Haulover Park, Matheson Hammock, Pelican Harbor and the Miami Outboard Club on Watson Island by 7 a.m. Boats must remain in U.S. waters and IGFA rules apply. Scales open at 2 p.m. and close by 5 p.m. For more information or to register, call Kathy Haley at 305-755-7939, download an application brouchure at <www.miamidade.gov/parks/blueWater-home.asp> or pickup one at any of the marinas. SEARCH IS ON FOR 2009 FLORIDA BEAUTIES OF AMERICA PAGEANT The 2009 Florida Beauties of America Pageant is set for June 12 and 13 at the Radisson Worldgate Resort in Kissimmee and the search for contestants is now underway. In Florida, four state queens will be chosen (with at least three in each age group): 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. Contestants may be single, married, divorced or widowed. This year's pageant will award thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. Titleholders also will have the opportunity to make appearances throughout the state for one year. For more information, contact the Florida Beauties of America Pageant at 1-561-252-2907. FOUNDATION PRESENTS ART-FULL: A SUMMER OF FUN WITH CIFO The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) presents its "ARTfull: A Summer of Fun with CIFO," program. The program is four weeks long, organized into two two-week sessions, where children will experience visual and performing arts activities that will lead up to a fine arts exhibition and a complete stage performance. This Summer of Fun is for children ages 6 to 11, Enrolled children will attend from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 5960 SW 57 Ave. Session One will last from June 8 to 19; Session Two will last from June 22 to July 3. The cost is $225 per week for a CIFO member and $250 per week for a nonmember. There is a refundable registration fee of $25. Aftercare until 5:30 p.m. is available for $80 a week. For more information visit the website at <www.cifo.org>, call 305-455-3380 or send email to <email@example.com>. Anterior Hip Replacement �Less Invasive �Less Pain �Quicker Recovery Knee Replacement Surgery �Better Long-Term Results �More Accurate Alignment �Computarized Navigation Get Back to Being You, Again! Wednesday, May 13 � 6:00-8:00 p.m. North Broward Medical Center Refreshments will be served PRESENTED BY BROWARD HEALTH NORTH BROWARD MEDICAL CENTER Dr. Bruce Janke and Dr. Steven Naide are among a very exclusive group of surgeons nationwide offering the anterior approach to hip replacement surgery and navigated Knee Replacement Surgery. They are the first surgeons in South Florida specially trained to perform anterior hip replacements using the state-of-the-art Han table. You've suffered long enough... It's time to change your life. RSVP: EAST COAST ORTHOPAEDICS 1201 East Sample Road � Pompano Beach, FL. (954) 942-4433 www.eastcoastortho.com For more information about Anterior Hip Replacement, please visit our website or call our office to schedule an appointment. Myriam HUNTER DOUGLAS Priority Dealer INTERIORS FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1976 � Mini Blinds � Verticals � 2" Faux Wood � Honey Comb Shades � Silhouettes � 2" Bass Wood � Roman Shades � Plantation Shutters � Draperies 10% OFF Any Purchase Over $250 * Not Valid on Sale Items Must Present Coupon At Time of Purchase (No Exceptions) Expires 4/25/09 All items at factory prices � Carpet � Hardwood Flooring � Laminate Flooring 8891 S.W. 131 Street (Near The Falls) 305-232-2449 Page 18 COMMUNITYNEWSPAPERS.COM April 21 - 27, 2009 Multi-event tournament raises money for JCC scholarships These women enjoy a game of Mah Jongg during a past Alper JCC's Grand Tournament. ������������������������������������������������������������� BY SHEILA STIEGLITZ Seventeen years ago the idea of the Alper JCC conducting a multi-event tournament to raise funds was a somewhat novel idea. Since that time, sports tournaments have become a popular and profitable means to a fundraising end, but according to golf course personnel and event caterers, the current economy has forced many scheduled tournaments to be cancelled. Now in its 17th year, the JCC Grand Tournament is thriving due to the generosity of numerous caring sponsors, business owners and participants who support the event as a way to give back to the community. "I think that the reason that the Alper JCC has such strong sponsor support and player backing is that moneys raised by the Grand Tournament directly provide scholarships for children and senior citizens," said Mindy Finkelman, event coordinator. "We haven't seen this much community spirit since Hurricane Andrew with people coming out to help one another." Each year, the Alper JCC has provided more than $200,000 in scholarships to supplement individual and family needs. Many people with limited financial resources depend upon these scholarships to help them participate in JCC programs such as preschool, after school care, summer camp, special needs and senior adult activities. This direct link to how the proceeds are spent is one reason Jackson South Community Hospital again has agreed to be the title sponsor. This year other named sponsors are Humana for Mah Jongg compeition and CarePlus for tennis. The event began at the Alper JCC on Sunday, Apr. 19, with men's tennis, to be followed by women's tennis and Mah Jongg on Monday, Apr. 27. The Golf Tournament takes place on Thursday, May 7, at the beautiful Crandon Golf Club at Key Biscayne, a course known for its breathtaking views of the bay. There are putting contests, and select holes where players participate in poker golf games, and contests for the longest-drive, and closest-to-pin. Any golfer who shoots a hole-in-one gets a 36month lease on a Cadillac CTS provided by Williamson Cadillac Hummer. With multi-tournament events there is something for every interest, and friendly competition for all, it's no wonder why the community comes out to support the JCC Grand Tournament. For more information, to register or to receive a listing of sponsorship opportunities for the Alper JCC's 17th Annual Grand Tournament, contact Mindy Finkelman at 305-271-9000, ext. 230, or send email to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. The Dave and Mary Alper Jewish Community Center on the Jay MortonLevinthal Campus, located at 11155 SW 112 Ave. in Kendall, provides recreational, educational, cultural and social programs for the entire community. For complete Alper JCC information, visit online at <www.alperjcc.org> or call 305-271-9000. April 21 - 27, 2009 COMMUNITYNEWSPAPERS.COM Page 19 Lic# 30211276 Life Line Nursing Care, Inc. 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Come visit our showroom!! 2323 NW 72nd Avenue - Miami, FL 33122 305-716-0077 � www.durablewoodworks.net April 21 - 27, 2009 COMMUNITYNEWSPAPERS.COM Page 23 MSO to celebrate 20 years with concert at The Biltmore Eduardo Marturet, music director and conductor, leads the Miami Symphony Orchestra. ���������������������������������������������������������������������� BY JOSE BOZA The Miami Symphony Orchestra is bringing the stunning performances for which it is known from the concert hall to the community as part of its 20th Anniversary celebration. Eduardo Marturet, music director and conductor, will lead the 40 orchestra members in a medley of old and new world classical favorites on Sunday, May 3, 4 p.m., at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. The al fresco performance by the Miami Symphony Orchestra is expected to draw close to 500 music lovers for this special performance for the community. "We want to introduce a broader musical experience to Miami audiences and to make classical music more accessible." The concert will feature Reynaldo Hahn's Overture Mozart; Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo featuring Spanish guitarist Angel Romero, considered the most important living guitarist in the world, and Jacques Ibert's Divertissement. The Miami Symphony Orchestra's concert programs reflect music from the old world and the new; programs of treasured masterworks accented by sparkling, less often heard gems. Throughout each season, the symphony brings stunning guest artists to Miami, showcasing virtuoso talent drawn from all corners of the globe. The Miami Symphony Orchestra also takes its music beyond its principal concert halls, performing at Art Basel and venues such as Carnegie Hall. Tickets are $50 for adults, $25 for children (12 and under). Call the Miami Symphony Orchestra at 305275-5666 for tickets. Checks should be made payable to Miami Symphony Orchestra. Tickets will be available at the Biltmore Hotel on the day of the performance. The Miami Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1989 by Maestro Manuel Ochoa, has been providing professional classical music experiences for Miami-Dade for 20 seasons. With 80 professional musicians selected from the finest artists from around the world and across the United States, the Miami Symphony Orchestra, now the city's flagship orchestra, represents exceptional talent and diversity that mirrors Miami's own international, multicultural richness. 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Among the disabilities these dancers have effectively subdued, at least for the sake of dancing, are autism, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities and being confined to a wheelchair. In the past, this show was performed at the New World School of the Arts theater in downtown Miami and, at one point, Florida Pictured are Jennifer Smallwood and John Beauregard performing a scene I n t e r n a t i o n a l from Mano a Mano. University. Four years (Photo by Luis Olazobal) ago, Peterson found a ����������������������������������������������������������� venue called Excello This year's spring performance will Dance Space, located across the street feature nine of Karen Peterson's profesfrom The Falls in Kendall. This facility has been an improvement, but because sional dancers performing Mano a it only has 50 seats, this fall Peterson will Mano and Future Memories. The spring relocate her dance troupe again, this shows will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, time to the Byron Carlisle Theater in May 1, and Saturday, May 2, and at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 3. All performancNorth Miami Beach. Peterson's inspiration for starting this es will be at the company's Excello group was classic. Twenty years ago she Dance Space, 8700B SW 129 Terr., off of met a woman by the name of Mildred S. Dixie Highway (US 1) just north of Levinson who wanted to collaborate the Falls Shopping Center. Tickets are $15 each, with $10 student with her. Levinson, who has multiple sclerosis, wrote some text, which she (under 25) and senior (over 65) disread from a page, and Peterson choreo- counts available with ID. Tickets will be on sale at the theater box office one graphed it. "Her story was about how her body hour before each show, cash sales only. was slowly deteriorating from the dis- Advance reservations can be made by ease and she slowly went from walking phone at 305-298-5879 or by email to to using a cane to a walker to a wheel- <email@example.com>. Excello Dance Space is wheelchairchair in a matter of five years," Peterson explained. "That information gave me accessible, and there is free parking movement ideas in my imagination and at an adjacent lot. You can visit helped my create my first `mixed-ability' <www.karenpetersondancers.org> trio at the New World School of the Arts for more information, a map and directions. in the year 1990." To receive a complimentary copy be one of the first 10 callers on Thursday, April 23 at 4:00pm One promotion per customer. Supplies very limited. No purchase necessary. 305-669-7355 Road2College Everything you Always Wanted to Know about Applying to College - but wish you had known. 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The House on Mango Street gave permission to a whole new generation of Latina and other women writers to write honestly about their lives and it remains one of the most important books written by an American woman to date. Cisneros is the recipient of numerous awards for her writing, including a Lannan Literary Award and an American Book Award as well as fellowships from the N a t i o n a l Endowment of the Arts and the M a c A r t h u r Foundation. This spring, Vintage Books is celebrating the 25th anniversary of The House on Mango Street in a big way ing several City Reads programs. with a special Sandra Cisneros will be speakanniversary edition ing and signing her book on Sandra Cisneros of the novel with a Tuesday, Apr. 28, at the Coral �������������������� new introduction by Gables Congregational Church, the author and celebratory events in 3010 De Soto Blvd. (directly across major cities from coast to coast, includ- from the Biltmore Hotel). 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It afforded him the opportunity to not only help patients with hearing loss, but also those suffering from dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance. Joseph had the opportunity to sharpen his skills as an audiologist at the University of Miami Ear Institute. His sister Yvette, who also started working at Caribe Hearing Aids at a young age, "did not think I would spend most of my life in this industry." But while studying Accounting at Florida International University (FIU) she also studied for and received a license to sell and dispense hearing aids. After graduating from FIU she decided to continue working at Caribe and applied her accounting knowledge to the administrative side of the business. Naturally, when the Duran's decided to open their own business, New Generation Hearing Centers, in January of this year, they divided the responsibilities. Yvette is in charge of operations, while Joseph attends to their patients. Both married with children, they believe that owning their own business allows them to continue their careers while, at the same time affording them time to spend with their families. Together, the team has accumulated 30 years of experience in both Audiology and the Hearing Aid industry, making them well prepared when they opened the doors of their new office at 3431 SW 107th Avenue in Miami, Florida in January 2009. Choosing a place to start was not a problem. Joseph and Yvette both grew up in this area of Miami. They both went to Rockway Elementary, and while Yvette continued her education at St. Brendan High School, Joseph attended Belen Jesuit Preparatory School. Born of Cuban parents, Dr. Duran and his sister Yvette are fluent in Spanish and English. "This is our home, we know the people and we understand their needs", commented Joseph Duran, 32, Co-President and Director of Audiology of New Generation Hearing Centers. Although Dr. Duran does not specialize in children under the age of ten, he has patients up to the age of 106. Recently, he had to look for solutions for a patient who suddenly (within seconds) lost his hearing in one ear because of a displaced shot while cleaning a firearm. Another patient lost hearing in one ear while scuba diving. "Luckily he came to see me right away, so I was able to have him begin treatment with an Otolaryngologist getting him on the road to recovery," stated Dr. Duran. Based on their years of involvement with the sale of hearing instruments, the Duran's have been able to keep their finger on the pulse of any and all new technological advancements in their field. They are able to empathize with their patients and understand how hearing loss, when untreated, can lead to other health related problems such as stress, fatigue, decreased self-confidence, and in extreme cases, depression. 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Digital hearing aids, in comparison with analog systems, are extremely flexible in terms of programming. Since they come equipped with computer chips, environmental sounds can be adjusted automatically. Wearing a hearing aid is no longer cumbersome or a nuisance, hearing aids are now discreet and can be fit to suit any lifestyle. "That has allowed me to offer made-to-order hearing aids to my patients," explained Dr. Duran. For example, one of his patients is a teacher and reported difficulty hearing the students sitting in the last row of his class. Dr. Duran programmed his hearing aids to allow this patient to hear those students by simply pressing a button. When not in class, the patient only has to touch the same button again for the hearing aid to function properly in other situations. New Generation Hearing Centers offers a wide range of hearing aid types and styles with prices starting at $500. Most of the hearing aid cost is generally paid for by the patient since most insurance plans will only cover a portion of the total price. More advanced models begin at $1,300. A majority of the hearing aids available have been designed by large manufacturers, one of them being well-known, Swiss-made Phonak Hearing Instruments. It is because of the many years in the field of audiology that both Dr. Duran and his sister felt secure in their ability to achieve success with this business venture, even in this unstable economy. The Durans said..."We believe we are giving a much needed service in an area we know and love". April 21 - 27, 2009 COMMUNITYNEWSPAPERS.COM Page 27 COME HEAR WHAT'S NEW! Experience Dr. Joseph K. Duran's innovative "Choice Fitting Program" at our New Hearing Center. 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