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his month’s magazine honors one of my favorite things: Men! (I do have a fabulous husband, father and two sons, you know.) And I must say, this may be our best Men’s Issue yet. Whether you’re looking for the latest in cuttingedge healthcare and grooming trends or guy-geared vacations and lip-smacking barbecue recipes, we’ve got it all.

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First, our cover subject, Miami Heat star Udonis Haslem opens up about his successful career and the challenges he faced along the way in Playing – and Paying – It Forward (page 54). You’ll enjoy reading about Haslem, who we found to be a man of character and heart. Next, we tackle the pressing healthcare issues no man should ignore in Medicine Men (page 82). This is a must-read, guys: From prostate health to healthy cholesterol levels, we’ve got you covered. And from physical health to emotional balance, our piece Facing Manopause examines the phenomenon of male menopause (yes, it exists) and what can be done about it (page 70). We also include a great selection of over-the-top boy toys – just to lighten up the mood! Next, we take you on a wild ride in The Hangover (page 76), our ode to bachelor party-inspired vacations. From Las Vegas and New Orleans to our neighboring South Beach and beyond, we found no shortage of destinations in which men may sow their proverbial oats. Finally, in honor of Mother’s Day, we get up close and personal with some of South Florida’s favorite male media personalities and their moms in Mama’s Boys (page 60). You won’t want to miss this fun and touching photo essay featuring the guys you watch on TV and listen to on the radio each day. Finally, for you women out there who want to honor the special “man” in your life, there is still time to enter him in our Boca’s Hottest Husbands contest. See page 88 for details. Winners will be photographed and featured in an upcoming issue. Don’t miss this great opportunity to show off your hot hubby to the world! The females on my staff always look forward to this annual feature… Looking forward to a great summer in Boca. In the meantime, let’s hear it for the boys!


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You may not know saxophone player Clarence ‘Big Man’ Clemons (though at a commanding 6’4” with dreadlocks, he’s

hard to miss), but in the music business, he’s a pretty…well…big deal. The 68-year-old Singer Island resident, married to Elizabeth Connell-Barr, is best-known for his nearly 40-year gig with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, as well as performances with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Jackson Browne, Ringo Starr and the Grateful Dead. Clemens, who began playing the sax at age 9, has also appeared in films (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, New York, New York and Fatal Instinct), on TV (Nash Bridges, The Wire and Diff ’rent Strokes) and in 2009 published his autobiography, Big Man: Real Life & Tall Tales. He’s got a big heart, too: For the last five years he’s hosted The Clarence Clemons Classic! Gala & Auction to benefit Lake Worth-based Home Safe, an organization that helps abused and neglected children. This year, the event takes place May 8th at Hollywood’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (for ticket information, visit clarenceclemonsclassic.org.). Clemons recently took time out for a quick chat with The Boca Raton Observer. How did you get involved with Home Safe?

“A friend of mine turned me on to the organization. I saw what they were doing and I thought, I have to get involved because it’s so big and what they’re doing is so great. It’s one of the best organizations I’ve been involved with.” What does your role as host entail?

“Every year I perform and always bring along some friends to play. This year Narada Mi-

chael Walden (drummer, singer and music producer), Roy Hinson (former NBA star) and Leonard Marshall (former NFL star) will be there. I like to make it fun.” To what do you attribute the E Street Band’s staying power?

“It’s because of Bruce. He’s such a great writer. We’re all really serious about our jobs. We don’t hang out and party a lot, but we have one joy and that’s coming together to make music with Bruce.”

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It’s been reported that Springsteen’s November 2009 tour may have been his last – was it?

“You know, this is my life and this is what I do. This is why God put me on this earth. I don’t foresee an end to touring with Bruce’s band.” What artist do you still hope to collaborate with?

“Mick Jagger. I’ve always wanted to play with him and I talk to him, but he has his own sax player (Bobby Keys) and I don’t

want to make Bobby feel bad. I really like Mick’s swagger. He has the same attitude that I have. We’re both mature gentlemen who still rock out.” What would you be doing if you weren’t a musician?

“I’d probably be a preacher. I have a spiritual guide and he told me my purpose in life is to bring peace and joy to the world. And with my music, that’s what I do.” -- Jessica Gross

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Forge Ahead


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The grand dame of Miami Beach restaurants – a favorite among Boca residents willing to make the drive – has undergone a facelift. The Forge Restaurant/Wine Bar’s owner Shareef Malnik has traded his iconic eatery’s dark woods, stained-glass murals and gold framed art for lighter floors, smoked mirrors and lilac-andwhite crystal chandeliers.“I didn’t just redesign a restaurant, but a living space where people can create their own worlds,” Malnik says. “At the new Forge you can enjoy a five-course meal with wine pairings, order a burger and glass of Bordeaux by the fire and read art books or check Facebook. There are no rules.” The elimination of 100 seats left the 6,000-square-foot space with an open, modern appearance; especially nifty is the bar’s Enomatic Wine System, where guests serve themselves with a debit Forge wine card. Of course, it wouldn’t be the Forge without some flash: Celebrity deejay Irie spins the tunes while Chef Dewey LoSasso, formerly Donatella Versace’s personal chef, handles the new menu. People magazine reports that Oscarwinning actor Mickey Rourke enjoys the eatery’s signature Lobster Peanut Butter & Jelly, served with toasted brioche, chopped fresh peanuts, onion marmalade and diced chilled lobster. For dessert, we recommend Pastry Chef Malka Espinel’s Apple Pie Sundae with cinnamon-roasted walnuts, brown butter ice cream, butterscotch sauce and pie crumble. The Forge Restaurant/Wine Bar is located at 432 41st St. For more information, call 305-538-8533 or visit forge.com.

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The Next Food Network Star reality TV show kicks off June 6th at 9 p.m. Hollywood resident Aria Kagan, 30, caught producers’ attention during an open casting in Atlanta and after several auditions, landed one of the cooking program’s 12 coveted gan Aria Ka spots. The show features contestants from all walks of life who share a Los Angeles home and compete in cooking challenges under the eyes of discerning judges Chef Bobby Flay, Chef Giada De Laurentiis and Food Network bigwigs Bob Tuschman and Susie Fogelson. The grand prize: Their own six-episode Food Network show. While Kagan can’t reveal the winner (she’s legally bound to stay mum), she calls the experience life-changing. “It was absolutely amazing,” says Kagan, a Florida International University School of Hospitality Management graduate who three years ago launched her private chef service, D’Lish. “From the people that I met to the people I lived in the house with, from beginning to end, it was a wonderful experience.” Kagan, whose parents owned a restaurant in her native Wisconsin, fell in love with food at age 17, when her mother took her to a local farmer’s market. “Whatever inspires me at the market, I’ll cook,” she says. “It’s very spontaneous and that’s what I love.” -- Jessica Gross


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automobile. He started collecting toy cars when he was 5 years old and living in Austria, and by age 16 was driving his Mini Cooper S in Austrian Hill Climb racing. He’s since parlayed his passion into art: His design installations, which are on exhibit at Boca Raton’s Karen Lynne Gallery from May 27th through June 30th, make metaphorical statements about social and cultural issues, utilizing spare automobile parts, children’s toys and model cars. “The craftsmanship and design of the automobile have been my inspiration,” says von Richthofen, 64, a descendant of Manfred von Richthofen, the World War I fighter pilot known as the Red Baron. “American horsepower, Italian design, Japanese technology and German perfection continue to inspire my work,” adds the artist, who lives in West Palm Beach with his wife, sculptor Jane Manus. He finds peace in the solitude of creating. “Without TV or listening to music, I escape from the hectic daily schedule and concentrate exclusively on the work at hand.” Karen Lynne Gallery is located in Royal Palm Place at 101 Plaza Real S, Suite I. For more information, call 561-338-9801.





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Cuts And Corsets Know a guy who needs pampering? The folks at RazzleDazzle Barbershop in Coral Gables are banking on it. The business, being touted as “Your Vintage Neighborhood Barbershop,” offers clients an Old School shaving experience, replete with Rat Pack-inspired decor, pretty female barbers wearing corsets (featured in a RazzleDazzle pinup calendar) and free welcome shots of Brown Sugar (whiskey) or White Sugar (vodka). “There’s nothing like my barber shop anywhere in the world,” says owner Elena Linares, who owned eight Supercuts franchises in Puerto Rico and South Florida. “We truly have a Disney production going on for the gentlemen. It’s all about them from the moment they walk in.” She hopes to franchise her concept, which she says the market has been missing. “I knew there was a void in the industry for men specifically,” says Linares, who opened her shop last January and plans to open a second on Miami’s Brickell Avenue. By the way, the first haircut for young boys is free, says Linares. “Then they’re hooked for life.” oddball


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Botox — it’s not just for women anymore. Even tough guy Simon Cowell admits to an injection here and there. With the American male grooming industry now worth $3.5 billion, local physicians are taking notice. Dr. Diane Walder, a South Florida dermatologist with offices in Miami Beach and Delray Beach, receives about 10 “Boy-tox” requests per week. “Men want to feel younger and look their best, just like their female counterparts,” says Dr. Walder, whose male clientele increased 15 percent in

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observed8 la vida boca Franchise Phenom: Larry Feldman

I’m so lucky that, even though I’m not a pro athlete or a rock star, I still wake up in the morning excited. I wake up eager to get started, excited about creating entrepreneurial opportunities.

Feldman refined an agent development program that has helped account for the huge and seemingly recession-proof success of Subway. “We’re expanding at a terrific rate,” he points out. “Sixty-nine new stores in 2009 and 74 in 2010. We do well in good times and better in bad times.” The Secretary of Sandwich last August was wooed as a consultant for an enterprise taking a whole new approach to that traditional frat party staple, pizza, and he liked their idea so much – healthconscious, organic pizza made in earth-friendly establishments using all-natural ingredients, along with gluten-free and vegan choices (they even use environmentally friendly cleaning products) – that he joined the company as an agent development specialist for South Florida.

Taking The Subway Larry Feldman Goes From Secretary Of Sandwich To Patriarch Of Pizza

By Bill Bowen


arry Feldman first experienced his affinity for Florida at age 8, during an early air travel adventure that in 1958 usually involved a thunderously vibrating prop-driven plane and being wedged between two chain-smoking adults. The doors of the Miami airport opened before him and “that warm air came into my soul,” he recalls. He’s now a Boca Raton resident, although the famous relaxed lifestyle of the Sunshine State is lost on him. Feldman is a lawyer and entrepreneur


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whose calling in life is turning others into entrepreneurs. He owns so many Subway eateries in the Washington, D.C. megalopolis (about to go to 1,100 shops) that the Washington Post called him “The Secretary of Sandwich.” “I’m so lucky that, even though I’m not a pro athlete or a rock star, I still wake up in the morning excited,” he says. “I wake up eager to get started, excited about creating entrepreneurial opportunities.”

The company, Pizza Fusion, started by Boca Raton resident Mark Begelman, has 15 stores in five states, including seven in Florida in Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens, Fort Lauderdale, North Miami Beach, Weston, Fort Myers and Orlando. That number could grow significantly under the influence of Feldman. The Patriarch of Pies? The Prince of Free-Range Pepperoni? Family reaction was rather one-sided in its concern for Feldman, 60, who would seem to have enough on his plate already. “Larry, what do you need this for?” was his wife’s first reaction. “My mom said, ‘For this, you went to law school?’, but we bought her a condo in Florida and now she’s OK with it,” he quips. It’s that Florida affinity that makes it alright. Must be genetic.O



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Die Laughing Death At A Funeral A Fun, Fast-Paced Romp By Steve Kates


t is unusual for a film to be remade within three years of its first release, yet that is precisely the case with Death at a Funeral, the new film directed by Neil LaBute and written by Dean Craig, who penned the original British version (they’re almost scene for scene identical). I should state, up front, that probably no one does farce better than the Brits. Whether it’s their clipped accents or their superior training in their craft, they are masters of impeccable timing and cunning double takes. This is not to say that Americans

cannot produce successful farce (the film of Noises Off is a wonderful example of our own industry skills)

director LaBute has amassed just about every luminary black comic actor in America to people his reworking of this story – only Bill Cosby is absent (but his generation is effectively represented by Danny Glover). The ensemble cast, with Chris Rock as its titular leading man, is well-suit-

From the delivery of the wrong corpse to the unsavory gathering of odd relatives to the outrageous secret harbored by the dead patriarch, this film will amuse and delight. and, within reason, this Death at a Funeral is a successful comedy. This remake is a very stylish, fast-paced romp worthy of its predecessor, even if lacking some of its polish. The idea of an African-American version of the original is interesting and

ed to the enterprise. Peter Dinklage, a critical character (a Caucasian dwarf) is appropriately annoying, as he was in the same role in the 2007 version. However, James Marsden steals the picture as a young man suffering the effects of mistakenly ingested LSD. Apart from the laughs generated by

Danny Glover as a cantankerous uncle in a grossly vulgar and sidesplitting bathroom scene, Marsden is the funniest thing in the movie. Craig has adapted his crisper British original to accommodate the more ethnic and casual orientation of the cast, and its many zingers and oneliners are consistently amusing, as are his slapstick farcical elements, with adroit editing by Tracey Wadmore-Smith adding to the fun. From the delivery of the wrong corpse to the unsavory gathering of odd relatives to the outrageous secret harbored by the dead patriarch, this film will amuse and delight. No more can be asked of good farce. O Rated R: contains language, drug content and some sexual humor.

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Got Game Books To Broaden Your Sports Horizons

By Bill Bowen

The games people play are, in the final analysis, all about numbers, but this selection of books gets beyond sports stats and scores and into the why, the wherefore – the what-the-heck?! Readers will appreciate the following volumes’ emotions, memories, motivations, aspirations, ruminations, adorations and annotations.

Long-Range Goals: The Success Story Of Major League Soccer By Beau Dure Soccer has millions of fanatical fans across the globe, and a few in the United States who never fail to point out that it’s the world’s most popular

sport and therefore we should all be fans too. They start leagues and talk it up and send their kids to soccer camp, etc., but soccer never quite catches up with more traditional American sports and they wonder why (here’s a hint: The rest of the world calls it futbol.) This is a book

by one of those fans. Beau Dure covers soccer for USA Today and knows the history and minutiae of the sport and its current American professional league, Major League Soccer, inside and out. In his book, he writes about its high points, hopeful signs, attendance figures, incredibly talented players and various bankruptcies, infighting and lawsuits with authority and style. If you’re a fan of futbol, you’ll like this book.

Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham And The Science Of Success By Matthew Syed Award-winning newspaper columnist Matthew Syed’s book – a farreaching analysis on an exponentially growing number of subjects including sports – is unique in that it’s 34

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written by a journalist who has actually been a champion at something. Syed, an Oxford graduate, threetime Commonwealth table tennis champ and two-time Olympian, writes about what really lies behind world-beating achievement in sport and other walks of life. The answers, taking in the latest in neuroscience, psychology and economics, will change the way we think of sports stars and what it takes to become the best. From the upbringing of Mozart to the mindset of Mohammed Ali, Bounce weaves together fascinating stories, telling insights and revealing statistics into a wonderfully thought-provoking read and examines the real nature of talent, what kind of practice actually works and how to achieve motivation. A great read for anyone interested in human nature and what drives us all to succeed.

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made it in. He pulls no punches in his views about steroid-enhanced candidates. For baseball fans, this is a must-read.

By Zev Chafets The first and foremost of America’s sports shrines, the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. has come to embody all that is glorious, majestic and ethereal, as well as sordid, greedy and unfair about “America’s Pastime.” Perhaps the mixed emotions can be summed up best by preeminent sportswriter Red Smith, who suggested that the Hall should be blown up and rebuilt. Author Zev Chafets’ book covers all the bases – the good, the bad and the steroidally outlandish about the hallowed shrine to baseball and its many lofty personages and raw deals. He touches on the keepers of the Hall’s treasures, much of which was just an ex-player’s junk until he was voted in. He delves into the politics of the Hall and how race played a role in who

Rivals: Legendary Matchups That Made Sports History Edited by David K. Wiggins and R. Pierre Rodgers Magic Johnson and Larry Bird could not have been more different, but they had this in common: Johnson’s Los Angeles Lakers and Bird’s Boston Celtics would still be there at the end of the NBA playoffs, waiting to face each other in the finals. The incredible rivals seemed to take turns creating epic finishes a generation of basketball fans would never forget. This book contains 16 essays on such rivalries, from a variety of sports including track and field, golf, boxing, basketball, tennis, ice skating, baseball, football, soccer and more. The essays are diverse but together they

illustrate what is common to any rivalry: equally matched opponents with cultural and social differences that may center on race, societal ideologies, geography or religion, often heated by intense media scrutiny. From individual competitions to team contests, the essays illuminate what these opponents and the passions they inspire tell us about ourselves and society.

fects of the NFL on domestic and foreign affairs. Author Frank P. Jozsa, Jr. knows his stuff: he’s professor emeritus of economics and business administration at Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, N.C.

Football Fortunes: The Business, Organization And Strategy Of The NFL

These are just two funny guys who are so outspoken and outrageous that 3 million listeners tune in to their show, Mike And Mike In The Morning, on ESPN Radio. Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic engage in effusive dialogue that goes way beyond sports news into esoteric areas such as why baseball managers should dress like real people and how to maintain a level of dignity while losing a fight with your wife. According to these guys, the Fourth of July should be eliminated, replaced by an Independence Day that always falls on Thursday, creating a four-day weekend like Thanksgiving, which, by the way, could do without the Detroit Lions. Oh, and kids should not eat French fries for breakfast – ever. At some point during the course of these rambling analyses, someone suggested to the guys: “Hey, you should write a book!” Lucky for readers, they did. O

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The game of football had its origins, as many sports do, being played in vacant lots by kids in ragged clothes until the sun went down. When as adults they refused to give up the game, the National Football League was born, though at first, few people were interested in watching the games. Now, a century later ... well, you know. It costs millions for an ad during the Super Bowl telecast. How did this happen? This book examines the league from a business standpoint and details its evolution into an enterprise that generates billions in revenue. It covers the intricacies of league expansions and mergers, territories and relocations, the operation and organization of franchises, the role of stadiums and markets and the ef-

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Riotous Rabbi Jackie Mason Brings His Perpetual Comedy Tour To Kravis Center


hen Rabbi Maza’s fourth son, Yacov Moshe Maza, was born, who could have known the PR that would accrue for “the bratwurst capital of the world,” Sheboygan, Wisconsin? Seriously, who would have heard of the woodenshod Dutch-German municipality if not for Jackie Mason? Mason, who performs at 8 p.m. on May 11th at The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Art’s Alexander Dreyfoos Jr. Concert Hall in West Palm Beach, was for three years an ordained rabbi, like his three brothers, his father, his grandfather, greatgrandfather and seemingly every Maza since Abraham. But he found a pursuit better matched to his gift when he


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Mason combines pungent political satire and insightful observations on the foibles of modern life for his humor, which is “straightforward and hardhitting” (another way of saying he gets sued a lot). He mines his ethnicity for all it’s worth, billing himself as “The Ultimate Jew.” No one can accuse him of slowing down – he practically lives on the road, a rambling comedy tour that somehow leaves him time for a weekly radio show, blogs and newspaper commentary.

The World According To Me, ran two and a half years and garnered a Tony Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, an Ace Award, an Emmy Award and a Grammy nomination. He won an Emmy and an Ace for his HBO special, Jackie Mason on Broadway and his 2005 show, Freshly Squeezed. Mason has appeared in films (Caddyshack II), a TV sitcom (Chicken Soup) and written several books with his writing partner, Raoul Felder, with whom he hosts a Sunday night show on The Talk Radio Network. Their most recent book is Schmucks!: Our Favorite Fakes, Frauds, Lowlifes, Liars, the Armed and Dangerous, and Good Guys Gone Bad (2007). O

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switched to the stage and quickly became one of America’s hottest comics, catapulted by his 1961 appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

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Hot Hit Sexually Charged Spring Awakening By Bill Bowen

Arrives At The Adrienne Arsht Center


ere’s an extreme case of a play being ahead of its time. Like, say, 115 years. Spring Awakening made such a splash in 2006, it moved to Broadway and won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, which would have made German playwright Frank Wedekind proud were he not, of course, pushing up daisies since before Prohibition.

The mesmerizing musical, which runs May 11th through May 16th at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami, is an adaptation of Wedekind’s 1891 play, which was produced only in fits and starts through the 20th century, usually labeled pornographic and immediately shut down. But this new-millennium version, which retains the hormonally tortured German schoolboys of the original but with a rockstar-like effervescence impossible to depict in the Kaiser’s day, stirred a frenzy of approval when the show took Broadway by storm. “Beautiful, exhilarating and vital ... a transcendent new musical,” reported USA Today. “The boldest and most contemporary musical on Broadway,” said Time magazine. “Spring Awakening is brave, haunting and electrifying. Broadway may never be the same,” said Meredith Viera, co-host of NBC’s Today. The musical explores the sexual awakening of adolescent boys in an American junior high school whose insistent new feelings take the form of masturbation, homosexuality and what amounts to date rape. But these protagonists, unlike the similarly repressed young slavics of the original, are able to whip microphones out of their jackets and launch into high-energy Sex Pistols-type rock songs, creating a startling juxtaposition that seemingly delights and enthralls audiences. Said the New York Times: “A fresh breeze of true inspiration blows steadily through this ambitious ... show, which features alluringly melancholy music by the pop singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater.” O For more information, call 305-949-6722 or visit arshtcenter.org.

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Fine Irish Superstar Van Morrison Performs At Hard Rock Live

By Bill Bowen


hough every guitar-slinging lounge act from Vancouver to Key West has performed the song until death-by-redundancy became a real possibility, Van Morrison’s 1967 hit Brown Eyed Girl remains the fourth most-requested song of working deejays. The 43-year-old song certainly helped solidify the legend of Irishman Van Morrison, who plays at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood at 8 p.m. on May 5th. Morrison, a multi-instrumentalist with a soulful R&B singing style who formed several bands through his teens, played guitar, saxophone,


keyboards and harmonica in a series of Irish show bands after becoming enthralled with American music while listening to his father’s extensive record collection. He made his first big splash with his band, Them, and the garage-band hit Gloria while living in the Belfast neighborhood of Detroit. He’s been successful ever since: Influenced by such artists as Muddy Waters, Lead Belly, Ray Charles and Solomon Burke, his unique sound incorporates what has been described as his “Irish romantic mysticism” to produce such hits as Moondance, Into The Mystic, Domino and Wild Night and collect six Grammy Awards. Rolling Stone

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called his performances “at their best transcendental and inspired.” Still, Morrison has a reputation for moodiness and irascibility and has been known to perform in a desultory way and even on occasion to walk off stage. Through the 1990s, Morrison performed with a renewed version of his early energy and remained prolific, turning out almost an album per year. In 2000, he re-

leased a concert recording performed with Lonnie Donegan, The Skiffle Sessions: Live in Belfast, 1998, and You Win Again, an album of country, rockabilly and blues covers. Morrison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 and is in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. O For more information, call 954-797-5555 or visit hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com.

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PERFORMING WITH DUMMIES Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham’s Feisty Group Rants At BankAtlantic Center By Bill Bowen


ith celebrated ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, you don’t so much get a comedian as an ensemble cast of the most politically incorrect and outspoken characters ever to have an arm up their backsides. Dunham’s verbose troupe of plastic and fabric sidekicks, performing at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise at 7:30 p.m. on May 19th, present a vast array of prejudices and intractable opinions possibly unmatched in western civilization, so insensitive and oblivious to reason that ... well, it’s just funny.

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When It Comes To Modern Bromance, The Buddy System Works


here is perhaps nothing better than a good friendship. A good friend feeds the soul with understanding, sympathy, empathy, laughter and straightforward advice. Sometimes, a little too straightforward. Our girlfriends make us dinner when we’re sick, pick up the kids when our wires get crossed at the office and call to make sure the dress we bought for the gala last Saturday actually looked nice when we wore it. And what did you have to drink that night? they might ask.

But do guys have these kinds of friendships? When’s the last time a man called his BFF to see if the new suit he wore to the big meeting actually made an impression?

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The men in their lives were a bit dysfunctional – and he wasn’t so sure it was really their fault.

Robert Heasley, Ph.D., is a nationally known sociologist and researcher who began studying male relationships about 30 years ago. He started as a college kid in Alaska who got caught up in the feminist movement of the late

“It’s when we discovered battered women and we discovered rape and we discovered issues that make the world better for women,” explains Dr. Heasley, who teaches at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and serves

as president of the American Men’s Studies Association. “We discovered that if we didn’t change men, then we were just going to keep producing batterers and rapists.” Dr. Heasley has a private practice where he helps families muddle through life’s messy moments. But he’s also focused his research on something quite fascinating – something that explains why women call women to check on the cute dress while guys call guys to go to a bar and watch the big game. m ay 2 0 1 0


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“Men do have many acquaintances, actually, but they have more business relationships. Women can

“Males in our country tend to do things together,” says Dr. Heasley, who is married and has grown sons. “We tend to play poker together or golf together or take on projects together.”

A few years ago, when Dr. Heasley was getting lots of national attention because of the “bromance” movie I Love You, Man, he did an interview on National Public Radio with another colleague who put it something like this: Male friendships tend to be shoulder-to-shoulder and women tend to have friendships that are face-toface. And Heasley thinks that explains a lot. “Men do have many acquaintances, actually, but they have more business relationships,” he says. “Women can usually identify three or four female friends in their lives that they can really call.” Why is the nature of our friendships so different? And do men get the same benefits from their friendships as women do from theirs? Absolutely, says Dr. Heasley. Well, sort of. During his research – he and his team recently finished a gallery show of black and white photos 44

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usually identify three or four female friends in their lives that they can really call.”

— Robert Heasley, Ph.D., president of the American Men’s Studies Association

that capture the beauty of the male friendship – Dr. Heasley also studied the history of friendships. And he noticed an intriguing evolution. As early as the mid-1800s, friendships between two American men were actually more overtly genuine, more affectionate and more central to their lives than now. And then, through time, as homophobia became more prevalent in our society, these friendships became less overt, he says. Indeed, when traveling abroad, Dr. Heasley notes, it’s interesting to watch how heterosexual men behave with each other. He was recently in Greece and straight men were “holding hands when they were walking, leaning on each other. It was just very affectionate relationships,” he says. But homophobia in America “moved men away from this,” he explains. “We tend not to feel as

comfortable with the physical, spiritual and emotional – unless we’re in church and the minister instructs us to do it, or we’re at AA.” Dr. Heasley also found something else while studying male friendships of the past and present. Today’s young men – especially those who were raised by stronger mothers – are more comfortable with affectionate friendships. And middleaged men? The ones who appear blasé about nights out with the guys? They may respond more gruffly, but really they reap the same nurturing qualities. “Men [in general] tend to focus on opinions or their judgment of things,” he says. “‘The administration sucks.’ ‘The weather sucks.’ We describe the fishing trip, but we’re not likely to talk about how much we love nature, which is one of the reasons to go fishing in the first place,” he says. Still, there’s “something in the water” today that’s telling men it’s OK to reach out with both arms – instead of just one, around the shoulder. “If we’re given permission,” he says, “we love it.” O



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Papa Don’t Preach

When It Comes To Raising Kids, Dads Just Wanna Have Fun


f you stop by my house on a school night and find my daughters with the TiVo remote catching up on American Idol, you can safely assume that I’m not the parent on the couch with them. I’m not the one turning the volume up loud enough to keep our preschool son awake, encouraging the girls to cheer and boo when they should be winding down for the evening, or squirting whipped cream into their mouths after they’ve already brushed their teeth. That would be Fun Dad. Me? I’m in the other room cleaning up the remains of the day, calling out reminders and watching the clock tick from Past the Girls’ Bedtime all the way to Ridiculously Late For People Who Have a School Bus to Catch in the Morning. I don’t want to begrudge my husband this time with his children. He works long hours, he comes home tired, they all enjoy the emotional release and I know they’re creating lasting memories. But I’ve been cooking, cleaning, driving, grocery shopping and refereeing sibling squabbles all day. I’m tired too. And I don’t even like American Idol. Still, I have to admit: I’m a little jealous of Fun Dad. “A lot of mothers feel this way,” says Tracy Cirelli, a licensed mental health counselor in Delray Beach. “They 46

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have all the stress, they have all the discipline, they say, ‘Wait till your father gets home.’ And then the father gets home, and what does he do? He plays with them.” My friend Bonnie, who has three children under the age of 6, says her husband’s idea of play is too over-stimulating for little ones nearing bedtime. “At the end of the day, the kids are so over-eager to see him that they get really wound up when he appears,” she says. “Then after dinner, he likes to put on music videos and dance with them. Which is great, but not when I’m trying to get them ready for bed. Because then he says, ‘OK, I’m done with this,’ and he doesn’t understand why they’re not ready to go to sleep 30 seconds later.” She adds, “I know my kids benefit from having this fun time with Daddy when he comes home. But I also think they feel like he’s the proprietor of

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the fun, while I’m the one saying, ‘I can’t do that right now.’” My friend Wendy, who has two boys ages 4 and 7, says she wishes her husband’s game of choice wasn’t always the Wii. “They’re only allowed 45 minutes a day of Wii, and sometimes when he gets home they’ve already hit that limit,” she says. “But he really enjoys doing it with them. So then he will kind of… re-calibrate the rules.” And if Wendy points out that Wii time is over? “There’s this huge out48

cry and then I’m the bad guy. So it feels like the rules are negotiable with Daddy, but not with me. Especially for our older son, who sees himself as Robin to Daddy’s Batman. And it makes me feel like a spoilsport.” Sandy Galgano, a licensed clinical social worker in Plantation, says parents must be consistent about the rules they establish together. “It’s important that children don’t have the idea that discipline comes only from one parent,” Galgano says. “They have to see the parents as a united front, because

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the father to provide some of the structure that the child needs.”

they can sense it if you’re not. They can sense who the primary discipliner is. And you don’t want to split the power, where they ask Mommy, and Mommy says one thing, and then they ask Daddy and he says another.” This issue is especially problematic for stay-at-home and part-time working moms, Galgano says. In those cases,

Dad and transforming himself into Algebra Homework Dad, Science Project Dad or even Mad Dad. “There should always be a balance,” Cirelli says. “You have to make sure there’s time for the mother just to play with the child, and for the father to provide some of the structure that the child needs.” O

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f George Washington visited Cambridge, Mass. today, a stay at the Sheraton Commander Hotel would be just his style. After all, it’s named for America’s first Commander-in-Chief.

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As one approaches the 3-Diamond hotel, its homage to American history is apparent: Guests are greeted by a bronze statue of President Washington in a porticoed doorway that emulates the entrance to Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. Notably, the statue actually faces the exact spot in Cambridge Common where Washington first inspected his troops and where rebel activity took place during the Revolutionary War.

Commander Hotel was built in 1927; in the 1960s it was renamed when Sheraton entered into a franchise agreement. Its location is prime: Just a few miles from Boston, guests can easily jog from the Sheraton Commander Hotel along a path that leads to the Charles River and then go canoeing or kayaking. It’s also close to the Peabody Museum, with its culturally rich collections; Mount Auburn Cemetery, where Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Winslow Homer are buried; Longfellow House National Historic Site, which served as George Washington’s headquarters in 1775-1776 and MIT, Tufts University and Harvard University.

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Its location is prime: Just a few miles from Boston, guests can easily jog from the Sheraton Commander Hotel along a path that leads to the Charles River and then go canoeing or kayaking.

President Washington would be impressed, if not awestruck, by the modern touch recently added to the lobby – the Link@Sheraton powered by Microsoft, where technology enables guests to interact with family and friends.

Even more relaxed is the Cafe Lounge, which serves dinner and lighter fare, such as salads and sandwiches. This is the place to slide a high-back stool up to the bar or around one of the lounge tables to enjoy an evening of drinks and conversation.

The hotel offers two dining options: The 16 Garden Street Restaurant serves New England cuisine ranging from chowder and pot pies to scrod and lobster. The menu changes seasonally and the atmosphere during breakfast, lunch and dinner is intimate and casual.

Hotel amenities include a fifth-floor fitness facility, which boasts a wide variety of exercise equipment and a relaxing rooftop sun deck with fabulous city views. Guests on the fifth and sixth floors enjoy upgraded amenities and gain exclusive access to the sixth-floor Club Lounge,


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where complimentary breakfast, afternoon canapés and beverages are served and a computer and office equipment are available (should you choose to work while on vacation). When it’s time to turn in, there are 175 guestrooms, 23 of which are deluxe suites fitted with king-size canopy beds. Two-toned striped wallpaper, tufted leather armchairs, wood furniture with clean lines, wall-hung framed prints and tapestry window shades create colonial inspiration and a cozy, warm ambiance. All rooms feature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Beds with crisp, cool linens (there’s even a Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Crib and Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Dog Bed upon request). Guest baths feature marble sinks, magnifying mirrors and select toi-

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Playing – And Paying – It Forward Miami Heat Star Udonis Haslem Chats About Beating Challenges, Playing Basketball And Giving Big

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“I have a blessed life,” says Haslem, who stands 6’8” and weighs 235 pounds, after an afternoon practice. “I get joy out of helping others. I like to make people happy. I want to really give back to this community when I stop playing basketball,” says the big-time jock, who signed with the Heat as a free agent in 2003, then re-signed to a five-year contract two years later for a cool $34 million.

Success didn’t come easy for Udonis Haslem. He’s had to remain focused and work diligently – and still, there were twists in the road. “I wasn’t drafted by the National Basketball Association (NBA) after four years at University of Florida as I had hoped,” Haslem admits. “So I made a deal to spend the 2002-2003 season playing in France. I worked hard, lost weight and became a better player.”

Not bad for an urban kid who learned to shoot hoops in Miami’s Liberty City.

He certainly has. As the Miami Heat’s team captain for the past two seasons, Haslem has played in more

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fter years of dedication both on and off the basketball court, Miami Heat Forward Udonis Haslem, 29, has a burning desire to give back to his hometown community. While some big-time NBA players get caught up in their own hype, Haslem remains grounded. He says the hope of helping others improve their lives is as important to him as winning in basketball.

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than 450 games during his NBA career with nearly 400 starts. In 2006, when the Heat beat the Dallas Mavericks 95-92 in the sixth game to win the coveted NBA championship, teammate Dwyane Wade was named series MVP (Most Valuable Player) after scoring 36 points.

football team. By 10th grade, he’d suffered a bad knee injury. Consequently, he chose to forgo football and concentrate on basketball.

“He was a little awkward, uncoordinated,” Haslem’s stepmother Barbara Wooten told The Miami

Haslem moved yet again in 1998, this time to Gainesville on a full athletic scholarship to play center for the Uni-

“I felt like I needed to focus on one sport,” recalls Haslem, who moved back to Miami during his junior year. “I practiced basketball twice a day, worked really hard and won back-to-back state titles while at Miami Northwestern Senior High.”

national championships during my sophomore year.” The one tragic exception to an otherwise joyful college career: His older brother, Samuel Wooten, who took him to the basketball courts as a child and encouraged his career, died of cancer in 1999 at 36. Haslem took it hard, but he’s a fighter, and eventually moved forward and continued to better himself in ways his brother would have wanted. “It was a tough time in my life,” he says. “But I kept busy.”

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While those in-the-know actually credit Haslem for lifting the team into the basketball stratosphere for the first time in the franchise’s history, he received little public recognition for his efforts. Still, his fellow players know the gem they have in Haslem.

In basketball and in life, nothing has been handed to Udonis Johneal Haslem (his nickname is U.D.), born in Miami’s North Shore Hospital as one of six children. He learned to play basketball on an asphalt court at West Little River Elementary School in Liberty City, where the rims were just 8 feet high. He played with his brothers and cousins in the early days, but wasn’t a natural-born star.

“If you want to win a championship like we did in 2006, you need five Udonis Haslems on your team,” says former teammate Alonzo “Zo” Mourning, “He’s going to give up and sacrifice his body to make sure the team is successful. He’s a very tenacious rebounder and he gets you timely baskets. He does all of the little things that help you develop a championship franchise. He played a huge role in the Miami Heat winning the NBA Championship.” Adds Jose Lambiet, a Palm Beach Post columnist and avid basketball fan: “Even with stars like Wade and Shaquille O’Neal playing with him that year, Udonis elevated the team. He’s not a huge scorer but he gets those rebounds. He’s a blue-collar guy who doesn’t get the credit he deserves.”

“ The same type of determination and attitude that Udonis has on the basketball court, he has off the court as well. Words can’t explain how much of a good man he is.” Herald. “But he still went out there and played.” Haslem had a tough start: In 1986, he was unexpectedly uprooted to Jacksonville. “My mom was drugaddicted so I lived with my dad and stepmom,” he reveals. “I wasn’t eager to move to northern Florida but my stepmom had a job in Jacksonville.” He attended Jacksonville’s Wolfson High School, playing both forward and center positions in basketball and was also a member of the

versity of Florida. Majoring in leisure service management, he had a blast in the Central Florida college town, calling those four years the best of his life. The workhorse would go to class and then practice basketball with a staff of respected coaches. He started all four years and left as the history-making most-winning player in Florida basketball with 97 wins. “Being away on my own was great, but the best part was not having to pay any bills,” he says with a laugh. “And we went to the

– A  lonzo “Zo” Mourning, former Miami Heat center

Haslem chose to leave college in 2002 prior to graduating and accepted a deal to play basketball for Chalon-sur-Saône in France. The NBA had bypassed him, he says, largely because he was too large. He needed to lose weight and beef up his muscle tone. He knew the year in France would be difficult – the Miami boy with the Florida tattoo on his back was not thrilled to be leaving the States – but M ay 2 0 1 0


The Foundation holds an annual summer fund-raiser at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood and for the past three years has provided Thanksgiving meals in Overtown and Liberty City, as well as to families affected by AIDS. Haslem proves that no matter how busy a person is, there’s always time to give back. “The same type of determination and attitude that Udonis has on the basketball court, he has off the court as well,” praises Mourning. “Words can’t explain how much of a good man he is.” he was ready to tackle the challenge. His Aunt Jackie Newsom went with him (she once promised to accompany him anywhere the beginning of his professional basketball career took him) and on August 14, 2002, the pair flew to Europe and moved to the French village they would call home. “It was a cultural shock for me those nine months in France,” Haslem recounts. “We lived in a house which had TV channels from England so we watched a lot of English-speaking shows. I really made no friends.”

“ I get joy out of helping others. I like to make people happy.I have a driving need to give back.” – Udonis Haslem He played the pre-season, and then the first game. His career grew from there.

in the process. When he returned to Miami, he was thinner, stronger – and a lot more attractive to scouts.

He kept busy rebuilding his body, chiseling it down by lifting weights, playing intense basketball and hanging out in the gym. He also changed his eating habits, eschewing pork and red meat for chicken, seafood and vegetables that his aunt often prepared.

In 2003, he played summer league basketball with both the Heat and the San Antonio Spurs. While home awaiting a call, the Spurs invited him to pre-season camp with no pay, while the Heat wanted to pay him to go to camp. He chose Miami, working hard enough to make the final cut as a forward (he’s too short to be an NBA center).

“Eating differently was a major help in my weight loss,” he says. His lifestyle change not only impacted his weight, but his game. Haslem averaged 17 points and nine rebounds for Chalonsur-Saône, and lost about 40 pounds

“I did everything a coach had told me to do to make it big,” recalls Haslem. “I worked my butt off, conditioning, weight lifting, training, working out every single morning, letting them know I really wanted it.”


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“I’m happy with the team this year, although at times I wish we could be more consistent,” he says of the current season. “But we have played well against some big teams.” Haslem is known as a big guy with an even bigger heart. Each year he plays with the Heat, he gives back more to Florida and his hometown Miami community. He’s visited Red Cross shelters and helped hurricane victims; filmed Public Service Announcements for Tobacco-Free Florida; supports the Grandmothers Raising Children Foundation and participates in goodwill tours providing kids with school supplies, athletic gear and clothing. Five years ago he launched the Miami-based Udonis Haslem Chil-

He’s a family man, too. Haslem has two sons, Kedonis, 11, and Josiah, 3, with whom he enjoys working out, playing video games and eating seafood. He lives with his girlfriend of 10 years, Faith Rein, who is helping to raise Josiah. The couple enjoys movies (Bad Boys, Scarface and Young Guns are some of Haslem’s favorites) and listening to music (he likes Jay-Z and Trick Daddy). And, of course, spending time with the kids. In July, his family and some of the Foundation children will spend July 4th weekend at Disney World in Orlando. Sometime later, he’ll steal a few days in Las Vegas with old buddies from Miami. “I do a little traveling in the off-season then get back to light working out right up to training camp in November,” he says. “And then it starts all over again.” O

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dren’s Foundation, which helps needy kids. “We promote youth development and self-confidence for kids through programs and services designed to help them reach their personal and educational potential,” says Haslem. “I have a driving need to give back.”

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“When I think of my Mom, I think of warmth and love,” says WSVN-TV 7 Deco Drive co-host Louis Aguirre. Mom is Aida Nise Aguirre, a 70-year-old Miami resident who makes a to-die-for coconut flan and calls her 43-year-old Emmy Award-winning son “a total joy.” Except, she says, when he pulls one of his capers, like he recently did, arriving unannounced at her house with a camera crew to record her reaction as he told her he’d entered them in the Best Buddies Challenge scheduled for this coming June (they’ll be riding in memory of Eunice Shriver).

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“I was wearing a faded shirt with no makeup and here comes Louis with the cameras,” she laments. “He made me ride the bike around the block and the neighbors came out to see all the commotion.” But she easily forgave him. “He’s very lovable, what can I do?” she says with a sigh. Her only son (he has three sisters) is generous, spontaneous and a natural on the air, she says, recalling he dreamed of being on TV since he was little. “I watch him all the time. I’m so proud of him.” Louis, who talks to his mom every day and admits he’s “the biggest Mama's boy there is,” says, “Every day is a holiday with Mom. She has a wonderful sense of humor and finds enjoyment in everything. That’s how I learned to live my life. I always find the silver lining.” Louis, who is single, grew up in Miami. “Mom was the chauffeur, nurturer and chef. I had a blessed childhood,” says Louis, a former correspondent for EXTRA and A Current Affair who in 2005 was named one of People en Español magazine’s 25 sexiest bachelors. “She wasn’t always Miss Merry Sunshine, though. She could be a hard-ass when she needed to be, but that was the exception. Most of the time she was the nurturer and the cheerleader.”


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Mama's Boys Meet South Florida’s Favorite Media Guys – And The Mothers Who Love


Ever wonder what inspired some of your most beloved local celebrities to become the ambitious, successful, spotlighttext By Linda Haase Photography by Patty Daniels

grabbing men they are today? ♥ Or, shall we say – who inspired them? ♥ In honor of Mother’s Day, we thought it fitting to get up-close-and-personal with the guys we hear on the radio and watch on TV each day and find out what makes them tick. And whom better to ask than the women who raised them? ♥ After all, behind every great man, is a great mother. M ay 2 0 1 0


560 WQAM Host of The Sid Rosenberg Show

Sid Rosenberg & His Mom, Naomi

560 WQAM Sports Radio Host Sid Rosenberg and his mom, Naomi, have a lot in common – including their April 19th birthdays. “Having him on my birthday was the best gift I could have ever wished for,” says Naomi, an ebullient 74-year-old mother of four and part-time Aventura resident. From the beginning, Sid, now a 43-year-old husband and father of two, was extremely bright – and talkative, she says. “He spoke when he was less than a year old. He hasn’t shut up since,” she quips. Some of his outlandish remarks landed him in the proverbial talk show dog house. “I give my parents a lot more grief than most kids. It isn’t easy be-


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ing Sid Rosenberg’s parents,” declares Sid, a Boca Raton resident. “But I love them to death and they love me. And when the chips are down, I’m there for them.” His mom, he says gratefully, doesn’t admonish him for his controversial outbursts. “She isn’t intrusive, which is part of the reason we get along so well. Sometimes she gives me a look like ‘what were you thinking?’ but when someone is going through a lot of sh--t they don’t want to be pounded more and she understands that,” he explains. “Sure, sometimes I choke when I hear what he said,” Naomi admits. “But he’s not my little child in the house anymore. I try to tactfully say maybe you should have said it differently, but not tell him

what to do. That doesn’t work.” And for those who think Sid’s macho – well, it isn’t so, says his mom. “Beneath all that macho he portrays, he’s a very sensitive person. I taught him to be spiritual and a good person. I think in the end he does respect people and does good deeds. He does a lot of charity work,” she says. Sid credits his mom for persuading him to earn a degree from Baruch College in Manhattan at a time of his life when he was floundering and basically headed nowhere. So is he a Mama's boy? “One thousand percent,” he says, although he confesses, “most Mama's boys don‘t do the things I‘ve done.”

He spoke when he was less than a year old. He hasn’t shut up since.

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“Call my son!” begged Ginger Castronovo, writhing in excruciating pain after a horrific car accident. Her devoted son, Paul, the 50-year-old co-host of The Gater 98.7-FM and BIG 105.9-FM’s Paul & Young Ron Show, raced to help his mom and his wife, Gina, also badly injured in the crash. The 2007 ordeal strengthened an already stalwart mother-son bond. “Mom has always been there for me. When this happened, I had a chance to help out and take care of her,” says Paul, a Lighthouse Point resident and University of Florida graduate. “It was so traumatic. I was going between my wife’s room and my Mom’s room and worried I wasn’t spending enough time with either of them.” Memories of his mom’s kindness through the years flashed through his mind. “She’s always been so nurturing. She was there for me for everything,” says Paul, who has a younger sister. “And, can she cook!”

Co-host Of Gater 98.7-FM And BIG 105.9-FM’s Paul & Young Ron Show

Paul Castronovo & His Mom, Ginger

Paul’s an excellent chef, thanks to his mom, a 74-year-old Boynton Beach resident. “When I was in Gainesville, I’d call her and she would tell me step-by-step how to make her sauce or a chicken cutlet. Because of her, I’m a pretty darned good cook and have won some cooking competitions,” says the father of two. “I could impress the girls because not many other guys knew how to cook like that.” Ginger says having a son who’s a media star is exhilarating. “When people see or hear my name, they ask if I’m related to him. They fall all over me,” she says proudly. “That’s my son,” I say. “When he first started, I was in Home Depot and I heard his voice over the radio. I stopped a woman and said, ‘You hear that, that’s my son.’ She probably thought I was crazy.” Not only is Paul a popular talk show host and the ultimate family man, he gives his heart and soul to a lot of charities, she says. “He doesn’t have a selfish bone in his body.” And yes, Paul admits, he’s a Mama's boy. “If Paul had his way,” says Ginger, “I would live in a house next door.”

He doesn’t have a selfish bone in his body. If Paul had his way, I would live in a house next door.

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He’s very good to me, a real sweetheart.


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When WPTV-NewsChannel 5 reporter Tim Malloy wants to dish politics, he calls his 88-year-old mom, Katie Jones. “She’s a newshound. Ask her a question on world events and she will have an answer,” he says with admiration. “She was very instrumental in my becoming a reporter.” His mom, a part-time Boynton Beach resident, watches Tim’s broadcasts with a critical, albeit loving eye and doesn’t hesitate to offer advice and even quiz him about the number of sources he’s had on a story. “Her best suggestion,” says Tim, who has reported from more than 20 countries, including Iraq, “was to ‘be yourself.’ She said, ‘Just pretend you are in the kitchen or living room talking to us.’” His mother knew best: Malloy has won numerous awards, including five Emmys. “She’s taught me a lot,” says Tim, a 60-year-old Hamilton College graduate and Palm Beach resident. “She’s indomitable, tough, smart and young at heart. She has taught us (my siblings and I) how to grow old, not just gracefully, but with a certain level of defiance. She is not going quietly into the night, I can tell you that.” Tim spent an idyllic childhood in upstate New York, imbued with a college campus atmosphere (his dad was a football coach at Hamilton College in Clinton). “I grew up in the ’60s. I saw a lot and experienced a lot,” says Tim, who is married. “It was a great place and a great time to grow up.” Political discussions were rampant in his family, he says, spurring his curiosity and desire to be in the

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middle of things. When he was 10, says his mom, there was a hint at his future. “We have a lot of early American antiques. My other boys asked if they could have this or that, but Tim said, “I just want the TV set,’” recalls Katie. These days, Tim and his mom talk frequently. “He’s very good to me, a real sweetheart,” she says. “We’re tremendously close,” Tim admits, adding emphatically that he’s no Mama's boy. “No way. She wouldn’t want that either.”

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As the Sports Anchor for WPEC-CBS 12, Josh Samuels stands

When he was little I bought him a business card that said Josh Samuels, Sportscaster. I look at him in total awe…to see the man he has become.

tough, front and center in the rough-and-tumble world of pro ball. But his mom, Adria, also adores his sweet side. “I’m very sentimental and he gives me schmaltzy birthday cards that make me cry, but in a good way,” she says. The mother-son bond cemented the instant Adria gazed at her first-born, who she calls “the most caring, kind, considerate, wonderful son and person any mother would ever imagine or want.” Josh, who is single, has the same admiration for his 57-year-old mom. “She is one of the most unselfish people I have ever met. She worked the overnight shift at nursing homes so she could be there in the morning to get us to school and when we got home,” says the 31-year-old Palm Beach Gardens resident and University of Colorado graduate, who has two younger siblings. “I can talk to my mom about anything. I call my mom because I want to, not because I feel like I have to.”

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Josh Samuels & His Mom, Adria

Josh and Adria are positive influences on one another. He helps her expand her horizons. “He takes me to restaurants and makes me try new things because I am a picky eater,” says the part-time Stuart resident. She taught him to cook everything from chicken soup with matzo balls to made-from-scratch spaghetti sauce. Her words of wisdom grace his wall. “She made me a needlepoint of three owls on a branch and one of them is hanging upside down. It says ‘Nobody’s Perfect.’ My mom tells me you can’t expect everyone to be what you want them to be, to take them for what they are because no one is perfect.” Josh’s successful sports career – he’s covered three World Series and the 2008 Rose Bowl – doesn’t surprise his mom. “He was always a performer,” she recalls of his boyhood days in Newton, Mass. “When he was little I bought him a business card that said Josh Samuels, Sportscaster,” she says. “I look at him in total awe…to see the man he has become.” O


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Men Don’t Get Hot Flashes And Night Sweats, But The Midlife Crisis isn’t What It Used To Be


By Dianna Smith

It used to be, not so long ago, a stereotypical midlife crisis for a man included buying a fancy sports car or running away with a woman young enough to be his daughter. But that was then. When the economy was better and men were making money and felt, well, powerful. Today is a different story. Those once secure in their careers are losing their jobs. The economy stinks. And some men who might have toyed with the idea of having an affair or splurging on a candy apple two-seater can no longer afford either. So what does a midlife crisis do to men in this day and age? For many, it strips them of their self-esteem, confidence and masculinity. And it leads some to seek counseling from therapists like Lori Sarvis, a licensed clinical social worker in Deerfield Beach, whose practice once consisted of mostly women. Now, she says, men are calling. And she doesn’t expect them to stop anytime soon.


“Six years ago, they were all acting out – a man would have an affair or buy a Corvette or have sex with a secretary,” Sarvis recalls. “Now I see more of just exhaustion, depression. Husbands are calling and saying they need marital counseling. “Midlife,” she says, “is really changing.”

SWITCHING GEARS Don, who asked that his last name not be used for this piece, is a 48year-old financial advisor in Deerfield Beach who needed some advising of his own. His relationship was ending and he was tossed back into the dating world where he felt he didn’t belong. Women in South Florida want men with money and status, he says, and Don felt he didn’t have either. He was going through a career change and was struggling with the passing of his father. And it didn’t help that he wasn’t where he wanted to be in life.

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“We want to be further than where we are,” Don says of men in general. “It comes up real quick on us and we sit back and go, ‘Wow. This is the furthest I got?’” That question is being asked at an earlier age these days as more and more men are finding themselves unemployed. Sarvis says she used to hear it from men in their 50s, but

now the question is being echoed by men in their early 40s. They’re forced to switch careers midlife because of the economy, many with families in tow, and the pressure builds inside them. “They are either losing their jobs or they don’t get accepted for jobs because they’re too old,” Sarvis says. “And when the company does want to hire them it’s

“Six years ago, they were all acting out – a man would have an affair or buy a Corvette or have sex with a secretary. Now I see more of just exhaustion, depression. Husbands are calling and saying they need marital counseling.”

Lori Sarvis,

licensed clinical social worker in Deerfield Beach

at least half of the salary they used to make. Now it takes them longer to get off the couch to look for a job.” Sarvis has four male patients in their 50s who’ve had to move back in with their mothers. “They’re at a stopping point and they’re struggling with what they could’ve done from the past,” she says.

Don struggles with not having children. And though at 48, he knows it could still be a possibility one day, he says he thinks he would’ve done things differently when he was younger. But regrets get you nowhere so – through therapy with Sarvis – he’s learned to refocus and look forward instead of backwards. Don worked in the car business and later with a M ay 2 0 1 0


Dr. Rafael Cabrera

Dr. Daisy Merey

Dr. Mark Rosenberg

pro-hockey team. He decided to go back to school and now works as a certified financial planning specialist. He also works out often and is focusing on bettering himself. And the relationship that ended? Well, it’s come alive once more. Now Don wants to create a men’s group of his own that would be seen as motivational instead of a “desperate housewives sort of thing,” he says. Women have so many social outlets, but Don says finding something similar for men is almost impossible. “There’s never anything for men because we think we know it all,” he points out. And Don finally realized that they don’t. So did Ron Browne, who started his very own group called The Years Ahead. 72

“One of the problems people my age have is this perception that the line we draw in the sand called retirement is the last hoorah before you die. Men need to do some soul searching about who they are. They need to look for other opportunities. Go out there and take a risk and get involved in things.”

Why? Because he was getting older, too. It’s one of the many hats he’s worn over the years. He’s taught high school and college and worked in broadcasting as well as marketing. He turned into a businessman in his 40s and opened a running store, then a gourmet coffee shop. Now at 67, he’s thinking of dabbling in painting. For Browne of Palm Beach Gardens, the learning never stops. But for some men, it does. And Browne wants those men to know it doesn’t have to. “One of the problems people my age have is this perception that the line we draw in the sand called retirement is the last hoorah before you die,” he says. “Men need to do some soul searching about who they are. They need to look for other opportunities. Go out there and take a risk and get involved in things.”

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Ron Browne

, Palm Beach Gardens resident and founder of The Years Ahead

Men his age, Browne says, were raised to be “real” men – no crying, no complaining, no going to the doctor when they’re sick. They are the kings of their castles. “But one of the things that happen with men as they reach retirement is that all of a sudden that world comes crashing down on them. They’re no longer in charge,” Browne says. “Their social network was related to their work and they don’t have that any longer.” The men’s group focuses on communication because, let’s face it –

men don’t communicate well. “One of the rules is you don’t have to do anything but sit and listen,” he says of his group. “After three or four sessions, almost everybody is talking.”

CHANGE OF FACE Only women get menopause… right? If a woman in her early 50s is moody and sweaty and gaining weight, then some might whisper, “Oh, she’s going through the change.” But what

about the men? Do they go through this change too?

“They say they just don’t feel like themselves,” he says.

Well, it is called menopause for a reason!

Others who don’t feel like themselves turn to plastic surgeons to try and recapture a youthful body.

Though they might not experience the hot flashes, turns out some men do suffer from moodiness, fatigue and that overall down-in-the-dumps feeling some call male menopause, also referred to in the medical world as male andropause (and in pop culture circles as manopause). “It’s a syndrome,” says Daisy Merey, a West Palm Beach doctor who focuses on anti-aging. “You’re fat, you’re tired, you don’t feel good. They look pouchy and pale and they come to me for weight loss. I ask them if they’ve had their hormones checked.” And most of them answer, “No.” So Dr. Merey checks them. And what she almost always finds is that their testosterone levels are low and, if that’s the case, she gives them good news. They can get that testosterone back. Some men get injections weekly and find themselves more energetic at work, at the gym, even in the bedroom. Injections are about $30 and Dr. Merey says she sees men from as young as their 30s to as old as their 70s. “They’re not embarrassed,” she says. “They’re happy they found the reason and they’re happy they’re getting improvement.” Dr. Mark Rosenberg, president of the Institute for Healthy Aging in Delray Beach, says testosterone falls gradually in the majority of men as they age. Symptoms include decreases in energy level, sex drive, muscle mass and bone density. Usually, he says, a man will start to notice these things in his 40s. Besides injections, Dr. Rosenberg says men can use a special cream that will increase testosterone levels as well. Right now he has 200 male patients with low testosterone levels.

Though money might be tight for most people, the number of men getting plastic surgery has increased from years past. For example, the number of women who received tummy tucks throughout the country was down 20 percent in 2009, but, for a man, the number jumped 11 percent. Compare that to the number of men getting tummy tucks in 1997 and you’ll see that’s a 300 percent change, according to Dr. Rafael Cabrera of Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton. “Every procedure was down in 2009 for women, but for men it was actually up,” Dr. Cabrera says. “Some of it may have to do with the difficulty in the economy. Men say they can’t compete because they don’t look young enough.” So what do men want to change about themselves nowadays? The sagging neck, the droopy eyelids and the beer belly. But even though they want these procedures, that doesn’t mean every doctor agrees to do them. Dr. Cabrera tells his potential patients that he simply won’t do the surgery if he doesn’t believe they need it. “If you look at symptoms for male menopause … decrease in muscle mass, they may have more fat or maybe depression. None of these are really good reasons for plastic surgery,” he says. “At the end of the day, it’s a realization that we really are getting a little bit older. The answer is generally going to be a healthy lifestyle, exercise and being moderate with alcohol.” But in some cases, men going through some kind of mid-life change might actually need plastic surgery, like Mike from Delray Beach, who asked to remain anonymous.

“Because they’re unhappy in their jobs or they don’t feel appreciated… That’s why they go and have extramarital affairs. The women tell them how wonderful they are and men need that. A man needs to be admired.”

Toni LaMotta,

midlife reinvention specialist in Sarasota and online life coach

The 39-year-old had breasts comparable to a woman’s size D-cup. They were such a problem that he avoided the beach, wore oversized dark shirts to mask the top of his chest and avoided walking against the wind because the breeze would push his shirt against his body. He didn’t date and turned to food for comfort. Overweight and depressed, he read an article one day about his condition and that’s when he found a surgeon. Three surgeries later, Mike is now wearing tight T-shirts and he’s 110 pounds thinner thanks to dieting. Mike has gained the confidence he needs to live the rest of his life the way he’s always wanted. “I just want what most people want,” he says. “To be happy.” It’s all about reinvention, really. That’s what a midlife crisis is all about. A time one steps back and asks, “What have I made of my life?” Toni LaMotta is a midlife reinvention specialist in Sarasota who offers life coaching online. She knows about midlife crisis and menopause because she’s gone through it herself. She cried for months for no reason, had hormone replacement therapy and bought a red sports car.

LaMotta explains that most midlife crisis in men are related to career and work. “Because they’re unhappy in their jobs or they don’t feel appreciated,” she says. “That’s why they go and have extramarital affairs. The women tell them how wonderful they are and men need that. A man needs to be admired.” LaMotta says a midlife crisis isn’t as common as it used to be because people are making positive changes before they fall into a depression or stray from their partners. Men are doing things they would’ve never done 10 years ago – counseling, meditating, journaling and seeking solace through Pilates or yoga. “They find out who they really are,” says LaMotta. And often times it turns out they’re surprised at what they learn. O M ay 2 0 1 0


Gadgets And Toys To Satisfy Your Inner Boy We’re not saying overpriced, overthe-top gizmos will cure a midlife crisis – but they sure are fun to contemplate!

Martin Jet Pack gives you wings; it’s powered by a specially designed 2.0L gas engine capable of traveling up to 8,000 feet; visit martinjetpack.com.

By Marissa Hicken

Breitling Cosmonaute Chronograph Watch was the first chronograph worn in outer space and has been reissued in limited quantities to honor the company’s 125th anniversary; visit breitling.com.

Apple iPad features a 9.7 inch multi-touch LED-backlit display, offers 10 hours of battery life and weighs less than a pair of shoes; visit apple.com.

Hennessey Venom GT is limited to just 10 per year; based on the Lotus Elise, it’s powered by the Corvette ZR1’s supercharged 6.2 liter LS9 V8; visit hennesseyperformance.com.


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Nottage Design G-1 Pool Table sports a sleek, transparent glass top with the same rolling resistance as a traditional felt surface; visit nottagedesign.com. Gordon & MacPhail’s Mortlach 70 is the world’s oldest bottled single malt whisky; distilled in 1938, it costs roughly $15,200; visit gordonandmacphail.com.

Yankee Stadium Seat represents an authentic piece of history from baseball’s Bronx cathedral, the original Yankee Stadium; visit neimanmarcus.com.

Stainless-Steel Ofuro Soaking Tub features 18 built-in air jets to massage and soothe tired muscles; visit hammacher.com.

Garia Soleil de Minuit Golf Cart is the most expensive of its kind, featuring a built-in fridge, LED speedometer and more; it’s manufactured in the same factory as Porsche; visit garia.com.

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Swim-up Blackjack at Caesars Palace

Where else can a group of guys gamble, inhale buffets, take in a strip show (or 10) and explore the Grand Canyon – all in a single day? Even President Obama was quoted as saying, “There is no place better to have fun than Vegas, one of our country’s great destinations.” Want to replicate the zany adventure in The Hangover? Grab a group of rowdy pals and book a room at Caesars Palace, where parts of the movie were filmed (ask for The Hangover package and you’ll get a $50 food/beverage credit and a T-shirt based on the film). We also suggest the sixroom, 1,380-square-foot Find Your Flavor Suite, which has its own dance floor (make sure to request blackout shades). There’s lots to do at this 85-acre iconic hotel/adult theme park, with shows (Cher, Jerry Seinfeld, Elton John and others have performed here), bars (make your way to Cleopatra’s Barge and try out the floating dance floor), food (26 restaurants, including Bradley Ogden, awarded Best Burger of the Year in 2009 by GQ magazine) and an art gallery (check out works by noted sports photographer Neil Leifer).

During the day, head to the the cabanas in the Garden of Gods Pool Oasis – they feature luxurious amenities including refrigerators, TVs, DVD players, iPod docks, wireless Internet service, ceiling fans and plush furniture (one of the pools even offers swim-up Blackjack). At night, the famous Vegas Strip awaits and the Rum Jungle in Mandalay Bay is a good first stop. “A world of rhythmic fire and melodic waterfalls, this visually spectacular three-tiered nightclub features the world’s largest rum bar and one of Vegas’ best dance floors. Alluring dancers invite guests to realize even their most primal fantasies,” according to its Web site. When can we sign up? For more information, call 702-731-7110 or visit caesarspalace.com.

GO WILD IN NEW ORLEANS Really want to party? Where better to go than a destination that encourages crazy pre-wedding antics (via drinking, late nights and the obligatory strip clubs)? In other words, head to The Big Easy. Reserve rooms in or near the French Quarter (try legendary The Roosevelt New Orleans, home of the world-famous Sazerac Bar or Harrah’s Hotel if you want to play the slots).

Bourbon Street

Photos courtesy of the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau

The French Quarter

“New Orleans is the perfect place to escape, indulge in great food, drinks and live music, and have fun with the guys,” says Kelly Schulz, a representative of the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Bachelors can enjoy nightlife on Bourbon Street or Frenchman Street, try their luck at Harrah’s New Orleans Casino, take in a professional sports game, charter a fishing boat and much more.”

“We find that guys are using the bachelor party as a reunion and a great opportunity to introduce new friends of the groom’s to old friends from the past… Guys can tear it up and be guys before they put on a tux and be gentlemen.” – Michael Mead of Mead Brown

But back to the nightlife… Known for its red-hot live music – from street sounds and opera to blues and jazz – there’s no shortage of places to quaff a few while listening to some tunes. Stop at the House of Blues in the French Quarter, where walls are covered with folk art (check out the crest-shaped plaque honoring Blues Legend Clarence Brown). Other must-stops include The Old Absinthe House, one of Bourbon Street’s oldest bars, the landmark Pat O’Brien’s (hint: it serves great Hurricanes) and The Cat’s Meow, a karaoke hotspot (singer Seal, country duo Brooks & Dunn and comedian Weird Al Yankovic have all stopped by, so you know it’s gotta be cool). Of course, N’awlins is home to some amazing food. We hear beignets are just the thing for a hangover and you’ll find the best in town at world-famous Cafe Du Monde in the French Market (open 24/7). And locals swear by the Gumbo Shop’s food (the courtyard of this restored 1794 cottage makes for great people-watching). For the ultimate thrill, rent a room with a balcony high above Bourbon Street. For more information, call 800-672-6124 or visit neworleanscvb.com.

Harrah's New Orleans

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SOAK UP THE SCENE IN COSTA RICA While there’s an avid nightlife in Costa Rica (trust us – you won’t go thirsty with its plethora of bars and dance clubs), there’s an incredible “daylife” here too, with gorgeous beaches, abundant nature and no shortage of stunning, bikiniclad women. For a beach-focused bachelor party adventure, Michael Mead, who organizes Costa Rican excursions, recommends Jaco Beach on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast. Imagine “the Pacific Ocean in your front yard and the rainforest in your back yard,” says Mead. You’ve also got surfing, fishing, water sports, hiking, forest zip-lining (great for thrill-seekers), horseback riding, birding, golfing and smoking Cuban cigars (they’re legal here). “Best men are arranging whitewater rafting trips, golf weekends and other extreme vacations,” he says. “We find that guys are using the bachelor party as a reunion and a great opportunity to introduce new friends of the groom’s to old friends from the past. Our private, non-touristy ATV adventures have been a particularly big hit. Guys can tear it up and be guys before they put on a tux and be gentlemen.”

Whitewater rafting on the Savegre River in Costa Rica

La Iguana golf course at Los Sueños Resort in Costa Rica

While there’s an avid nightlife in Costa Rica (trust us – you won’t go thirsty with its plethora of bars and dance clubs), there’s an incredible “daylife” here too, with gorgeous beaches, abundant nature and no shortage of stunning, bikini-clad women. Here, nature lovers explore hot springs, expansive caves and inactive volcanoes; fishermen catch everything from sailfish and marlin to snapper and snook; scuba divers explore underwater marvels and golfers take on challenging courses (with friendly monkeys, brightly hued macaws and other indigenous creatures providing a captive audience). Sounds wild. For more information, call 888-744-6599 or visit meadbrown.com.

HAVE AN ICE TIME IN BRITISH COLUMBIA Oh Canada! Askmen.com rated Whistler one of its Top 10 bachelor party destinations. And here’s why:“Snow, beer, babes who ski – what else do you need? Whistler (in British Columbia, Canada) has long been known for its ski slopes and killer village filled to the brim with snow bunnies. And the restaurant and club scene is nothing to sneeze at either,” the popular Web site touts. A bonus: There’s no need for a designated driver in this hip ski town – Whistler’s public transit runs practically nonstop; there’s also a free village shuttle. Your only challenge will be choosing where to party: There 80

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Zip-line tours in Costa Rica

ATV tours near Jaco Beach in Costa Rica

are 134 restaurants and bars in Whistler Village and many hotspots are within walking distance. “Come right off the slopes and walk straight into a bar for drinks and food. It’s not uncommon to see people dancing on the tables to tunes of the famous après band, The Hairfarmers, or stumbling home in their ski boots at midnight,” says Amber Turnau, a Whistler spokesperson. How does this itinerary sound? Spend the days skiing, snowmobiling or sledding (in winter) or whitewater rafting, ATV riding, biking or golfing (in summer), then gear up for late-night indulgences at the award-winning Garibaldi Lift Co. (dubbed GLC by locals) where the guacamole is homemade, the beer is imported, the fireplace roars and the music is loud.

Whistler "Fire & Ice" photo by Toshi Kawano; Bike Park photo by Sterling Lorence; zip-line photo by Sergio Pucci; other Costa Rica photos courtesy of Mead Brown

Next, it’s off to Merlin’s bar which features wall-to-wall windows with views of Blackcomb Mountain, live music, payper-view sports, legendary wild theme parties, a suspended deejay station and a staff that encourages bar-top dancing. The bar’s motto: “Expect the Unexpected!” Indeed. For some serious shut-eye, locals suggest the Aava Whistler Hotel, Delta Inn and Suites, the Crystal Lodge or renting a house or condo.

party playground Nikki Beach (a combination outdoor beach club, restaurant and nightclub) and Club Madonna, where exotic dancers take over three stages from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. (you’ll still be partying when your friends back home leave for work). No matter how much revelry took place the previous night, you’ll want to check out Ocean Drive the next day – there’s a totally different vibe here when the sun shines and the convertibles whiz by while models and wannabes fill the eclectic outdoor cafes. The scene is just as enticing on nearby Lincoln Road. “Not only do we have dancing, drinking and fabulous 5-star restaurants, but they can cruise on Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive and see the other pretty girls – the ones they can’t touch anymore (because they’re getting married),” quips Aller, who’s known to send hot sauce to meeting planners with this message: “If you think this is hot, you should come to Miami Beach.” O For more information, call 305-673-7400 or visit mrmiamibeach.com.

For more information, call 866-218-9690 or visit whistlerblackcomb.com or whistler.com.

LIVE IT UP IN MIAMI BEACH You don’t need to travel far to feel worlds away. Mix up a cocktail of beautiful beaches, bodacious babes and bountiful bars and you’ve got a men’s bash, South Beach-style. “This is heaven for a bachelor party,” says Michael Aller, Tourism and Convention Director and Chief of Protocol for The City of Miami Beach (aka, Mr. Miami Beach). “This is the sun and fun capital of the world. Our logo is 25/7 – you’ll need an extra hour for all the fun.”

Whistler Bike Park

Whistler Fire and Ice Show

Book a room at the recently revamped Clevelander Hotel South Beach (it has nine bars!) and you’ll be in the heart of the Art Deco District action. The club scene doesn’t start until late, so there’s plenty of time for a savory dinner at Prime 112, the hot sports/celebrity steak house. From there, get your groove on at Mango’s Tropical Cafe, where the nonstop action includes belly dancing, a Cuban conga show and an uninhibited staff that’s not afraid to show off some sexy salsa moves. Then the sky is the limit: Choose from the high-energy 30,000square-foot LIV Nightclub at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach (reserve one of the six private skyboxes for a VIP experience), oceanfront

Mango’s Tropical Cafe

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Men The Six Pressing Health Issues No Male Should Ignore

By Emily J. Minor We don’t want to pick on you guys, but we’re going to and here’s why: Research shows that a woman is four times more likely to go to the doctor than a man. Indeed, a very telling series of events occurred one recent spring morning at the office of Aymen Atallah, M.D., who practices internal medicine in Boynton Beach. “I had three men come in, back to back, and they all told me they were there because their wife made them,” he says. Why the resistance? Dr. Atallah says it probably has something to do with machismo. “It’s not macho to complain,” he explains. “Unless the male is sick, he will not come in.” But it’s not just male macho syndrome. It also

might be habit. According to research, women are simply more accustomed to going to the doctor. Think about pregnancy. If you’re a woman who’s had a baby, you’re used to schlepping to the doctor’s office – every month, at least. And once children arrive, the woman is more likely to handle their healthcare needs. But we’ve talked to the experts – all male doctors, by the way – and here’s their advice: Men, you need to start taking care of yourselves. To help you on your way, we’ve gathered the inside scoop on six areas that are key to your overall well-being, from prostate, nutrition and colon care to cholesterol, sleeping habits and testicular health. If you don’t go, you won’t know. So, read on, gentlemen. Then make the call.

“Sometimes, patients are getting treatment for prostate cancers that would never be a health problem. There are many more men who die with prostate cancer than of prostate cancer.” – Dr. Scott Beede

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Prostate Health Nothing’s black and white in the medical world, but doctors generally agree that prostate exams need to start at age 40. This can be done with an in-office rectal exam and/or with blood work, although usually the blood test doesn’t occur until age 50. Prostate health is numerically gauged by measuring the patient’s level of prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, and if the results are 4 or higher, your doctor will keep watch. (A PSA from 4 to 10 constitutes a 25 percent higher chance of developing prostate cancer; anything larger than a 10, the percentage goes up to almost 70 percent.) There’s little debate about treatment if a dangerous cancer is found. But

We all know from the commercials that an enlarged prostate can interfere with urination. But the gland – about the size of a walnut in a young, healthy male – also makes a whitish secretion that helps move along sperm and gives semen its whitish color.

what if the cancer is small? And very slow growing? Is it wise to put the patient through radiation? Dr. Atallah, who’s on staff at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach, says there is “starting to be a little bit of questioning” about this. Scott Beede, M.D., an internist with a private practice who is on staff at Boca Raton Community Hospital, agrees that the answer is not so clear cut. “Prostate cancer screening in asymptomatic men 75 and older without a prior history of prostate disease probably does more harm than good,” says Dr. Beede. “Sometimes, patients are getting treatment for prostate cancers that would never be a health problem. There are many more men who die with prostate cancer than of prostate cancer.” 84

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What’s a prostate do anyway? We all know from the commercials that an enlarged prostate can interfere with urination. But the gland – about the size of a walnut in a young, healthy male – also makes a whitish secretion that helps move along sperm and gives semen its whitish color. Now you know (just in case you didn’t already).

Good Nutrition Let’s be honest here. If potatoes, bread and cheese sauce were “longevity” foods, we’d all be happy campers, right? But Dr. Beede says men can be just as happy with a healthy diet. (Eventually.) “You eat what you like and you like what you eat,” says Dr. Beede, who started preaching good nutrition early in his medical career. “I’ve struggled with my own weight my entire adult life.” He assures his patients of one thing. “There’s no magic longevity food. Good nutrition comes from eating a wide variety of whole foods and a very modest amount of whole grains. What you eat is at least as important as what you don’t eat.” And guys: Nix the words “big-man dinners” and “hearty meals.” Longevity foods are a hot ticket on the fad market these days. Dr. Beede tells patients to be particularly leery of exotic juices that are sold as a magic potion. “There’s been a string of these fruit juices that are just basically made from fruits that are unfamiliar to us in America,” Dr. Beede says. “But they’re just juice.” So, the first step to eating healthy is realizing you have to eat healthy. There’s no other choice. Dr. Beede likes greens, olive oil and fish that’s high in Omega-3 fatty acids. He also recommends vegetables of all different colors – each color represents a different nutrient – and lean meats with the visible fat trimmed away. And now for the two dirty words all foodies dread: portion control. No matter how big of a guy you are, your baked potato should be half the size of your fist – when you even allow yourself to indulge.

A colonoscopy is painless because the patient is under sedative for the quick procedure. But it’s the 24 hours prior – when a patient has to drink the colon-cleaning liquid and stay close to the bathroom – that Dr. Atallah calls “an eventful day.” “I try to get people to stay away from the white starches,” says Dr. Beede, who admits he still sometimes has to remind himself.

Colon Care Here’s the good news about a colonoscopy, which is recommended at age 50. “In the old days, it was quite an uncomfortable procedure,” says Dr. Atallah. “But things have changed quite a bit.” The bad news? You still have to have one. Of course, the frequency of this riteof-passage test is not set in stone. “Nothing in medicine is cut-anddried,” Dr. Atallah says. Research shows that if a patient has a first-degree relative who has had colon cancer – meaning, a father, mother or sibling – he needs to start the

test earlier. Let’s say a man’s father was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 45. Atallah recommends that patient “subtract 10 years” and have the first colonoscopy at age 35. The test itself is painless because the patient is under sedative for the quick procedure. But it’s the 24 hours prior – when a patient has to drink the colon-cleaning liquid and stay close to the bathroom – that Dr. Atallah calls “an eventful day.” Then, you wait for the results. If there were no polyps, another test in 10 years is the norm. That’s generally how long it takes for a cancerous polyp to form. If there were polyps, the doctor will take a biopsy and those results determine when the next test will be done, Dr. Atallah explains.  “It depends on what is seen,” he says. Of course, medicine is always chang-

ing and a new “virtual colonoscopy” is gaining momentum. The CT colonography takes an imaging scan of the colon, so there’s no scope, nor is there any need for sedation. It’s completely noninvasive. But if results show polyps, you’ll end up having scope work done. And even with the CT version, you still have to soldier through the nasty drink the day before. Researchers haven’t figured a way around that one. Not yet, anyway.

Cholesterol Levels Cholesterol is one of those magic numbers Americans actually try to keep track of in their medical charts. But what is it, really? Why do we need a lot of some and a little of another? Gregory Cohn, M.D., explains that cholesterol is part of something called a lipoprotein particle that busily roams the body, sometimes doing good, sometimes doing evil. If there’s too much LDL – the bad kind – it’s deposited in places where it shouldn’t be. The good kind – the HDL cholesterol – picks up this excess and M ay 2 0 1 0


takes it to the liver, where it’s turned into bile or expelled from the body. “We’re not talking about something that is unnatural,” says Dr. Cohn, a Boca internist who is board-certified in clinical lipidology. “Cholesterol is definitely needed for normal body function.”

But how much? And what kind? Well, Dr. Cohn says a physician should establish your “global cardiovascular risk” – based on age, sex, lipids, smoking habits, blood pressure, blood-sugar levels and family history. “Generally speaking, men have a higher risk of heart disease,” Dr. Cohn says, although women “catch up” later in life.

Dr. Cohn likes his high-risk patients to have an LDL below 100. Everybody else should shoot for under 130. And a man’s HDL should never be lower than 40, he says. But, as with all things medical, there’s often a diagnostic snag. Here, it’s getting an accurate LDL reading. Sometimes these lipoproteins are sneaky, small and dense, and not accurately measured in standard testing. Cohn thinks many

“We’re not talking about something that is unnatural. Cholesterol is definitely needed for normal body function.” – Dr. Gregory Cohn

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patients who have high blood pressure, low HDL levels and problematic triglycerides (and that’s tens of millions of people). In recent years, he’s begun to rely on advanced blood work that research shows gives a more spot-on reading. When it comes to health, ignorance is anything but bliss.

Sleeping Habits Dr. Beede has heard this a million times and it still makes him cringe. “Hey doc. I don’t need a lot of sleep. I can get by on five hours.” “People will train themselves to get by on less sleep, but the body doesn’t work well,” he explains. “It isn’t healthy.” Recent research has shown that too little sleep can raise the blood pressure, lower the cognitive process and affect a host of life-coping skills. Sleep matters.

Dr. Beede suggests a few tricks for the over-worked man who tends to bring the office home. First off, never work in bed. The laptop doesn’t mix with the mattress. Avoid caffeine after noon. Turn off the computer and TV an hour before bed. And if you exercise earlier in the day, that “will definitely improve your sleep pattern,” he says. Most importantly, allow ample time. “That’s probably the number one problem,” says Dr. Beede. “People don’t leave enough time.” It’s not macho to limp around with four or five hours. Get seven to eight, he insists. Beyond typical insomnia, if your bed mate has indications of sleep apnea, get them checked, he urges. Symptoms can include heavy snoring, heavy breathing and breathing that seems to stop at intervals. “This is emerging as a major health concern,” says Dr. Beede.

the heat makes the scrotum loose, soft and pliable. Another male health issue, of course, is the production of testosterone. Testosterone is the most important male hormone and responsible for muscle, bone and sexual development as well as sex drive. It’s normal for testosterone levels to drop with age. Indeed, some research suggests a man who’s 80 may have half the testosterone in his blood that he did when he was 20. But if levels dip too low, men can complain of – or suffer

from, and not complain of – lack of energy, low libido and even depression. After blood work, if the results are below 300 nanograms per deciliter of blood, your doctor may consider hormone therapy. Low testosterone also may lead to loss of muscle tone and bone strength and an increase in weight and the risk of heart disease and diabetes. “If somebody comes in and is having trouble with impotence, this would be something you would want to check,” says Dr. Beede.

Testicular cancer is “a very difficult disease to find, because it grows slowly. Men should be doing self-exams and they should be checked once a year by a doctor.”

Dr. Atallah agrees, and says you always want to “re-check” the levels just to be sure. Sometimes this diagnosis is tough because the symptoms could indicate another health problem. Tiredness and fatigue could also be traced to the thyroid or the heart or anemia, Dr. Atallah says. “You want to check that and then check the testosterone level.” But first, guys, you have to get yourselves to the doctor’s office. That’s the most important thing for your health. O Online sources include wholeliving.com, the Testicular Cancer Research Center, Hopkinsmedicine.org, mayoclinic.com, americanheart.org and menshealth.co.uk.

– Dr. Aymen Atallah

Today’s worries about household finances and other stressors can also affect shut-eye, and that’s where life balance can be key. “If you’re working so much that you’re impacting your health, that’s a problem,” Dr. Beede says. Use the vacation time. Take off the occasional weekday. Get some rest. “Especially here in Boca, we’re very focused on stuff. If you’re working to accumulate more stuff and this has you neglecting your health, it’s not good.” Not convinced, guys? Maybe you should sleep on it.

Testicular wellness Just as women are asked to do regular home breast exams, men should be doing monthly self-exams to check for lumps in the scrotum, doctors urge. “It’s a very difficult disease to find, because it grows slowly,” explains Dr. Atallah, referring to testicular cancer. “Men should be doing self-exams and they should be checked once a year by a doctor.” For the home exam, doctors recommend checking in the shower when M ay 2 0 1 0



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The Whole-Person Approach to Taming Unruly Digestion For anyone struggling with a digestive disease, the most difficult aspect of coping is often the long and winding path to wellness and recovery. Treatments typically focus on remedies that aren’t universally effective. And instead of improving quality of life, some come with an array of unpleasant side effects. for chronic digestive conditions like gastroparesis, dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), reliable, long-term solutions have proven as elusive as the cure for the common cold. “It’s been our challenge that one patient will respond completely differently to a specific treatment than another patient with the same condition and symptoms,” says Johns Hopkins gastroenterologist Linda Lee. “Or that a treatment becomes ineffective or less desirable because of its side effects.” So it’s no surprise that today’s patients are seeking better ways to find relief. “Good medicine isn’t always just about prescribing a drug or scheduling a procedure,” Lee says, “and it’s definitely not the same set of tactics for every patient.” A traditionally trained gastroenterologist, Lee heads the Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine and Digestive Center, which draws on the expertise and research of both traditional and complementary medicine specialists in a single location. Integrating these two perspectives—and the vast choice of therapies on both sides—offers a powerful resource for patients who struggle with chronic GI conditions, says Lee. Gastroparesis—a delayed emptying of the stomach that causes symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and bloating—is a classic example of a condition for which physicians may

reach first for a pharmacologic solution. “The problem,” Lee says, “is that the only FDAapproved drug for gastroparesis may cause terrible side effects.” In such cases, doctors need to think broadly about how they treat their patients, Lee adds.

“We’re very selective about the alternative therapies that we offer, we really want to try to control symptoms in a different way—through choices that are wellness-based” It’s not about turning away from pharmacology and surgical interventions, she explains, but about increasing treatment options by integrating traditional and complementary medicine treatments such as acupuncture and mind-body therapies and by taking a closer look at patients’ lives. That includes helping them to achieve a sense of wellness and improved quality of life despite their chronic condition. “We’re very selective about the alternative therapies that we offer,” Lee says. “We really want to try to control symptoms in a different way—through choices that are wellnessbased.”

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in this ever-changing healthcare landscape, it’s not always easy to choose the provider that best fits your needs. When making such an important decision, it’s crucial to do your research and ask for references. Looking for quality healthcare? The following is a compendium of our community’s leading healthcare providers and practitioners. From dentistry and gynecology care to orthopaedics and plastic surgery (and more), you’ll find an expert of every specialty.

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The American Academy Of Anti-Aging is located at 301 Yamato Road, Suite 2199, Boca Raton. Call 1-888-997-0112 or e-mail heidi.pepper@a4m.com to become an A4M Member.

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Bauman Medical Group is located at 6861 S.W. 18th St., Suite 102, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-394-0024 or visit baumanmedical.com.

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toration Surgery, a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and is recommended by the American Hair Loss Association.

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Dr. Glenn Charles Treats Baldness With Exemplary Care And Cutting-Edge Treatments


hen it comes to innovative surgical techniques and treatments for hair

transplants, Dr. Glenn Charles is on the cutting edge. Not only is Dr. Charles one Dr. Glenn Charles

of a handful of doctors worldwide using PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatments for hair restoration, he’ll soon be one of the first to incorporate stem cell therapy. The Nova Southeastern University School of Medicine graduate, who interned and completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Michigan State University-affiliated hospitals, performs hair transplant surgery annually at the World Hair Society live surgery workshop and is a contribut-

T he Charles Medical Group is committed to exemplary patient care. Patients are treated as individuals, with a focus on their individual wants and needs.

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The Charles Medical Group is committed to exemplary patient care. Patients are treated as individuals, with a focus on their individual wants and needs. Dr.


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The Charles Medical Group is located at 200 Glades Road, Suite 2, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-395-5544 or visit charlesmedicalgroup.com.

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Dr. S. Robert Davidoff

Over the last 30 years with experience in over 15,000 dental implants, Dr. Davidoff has perfected his work in Dental Cosmetics and Dental Implants, lecturing throughout the world, publishing in several of the most prestigious dental journals and teaching at several dental schools in the United States. He has developed the international Web site, www.dental-implants. com, which is used by 20,000 patients and dentists each week for information about dental implants, dental reconstruction and the techniques that are necessary

 hen the economy W started to decline, I stopped charging patients a separate fee for placing implants.

to achieve success in these highly technological areas. He sees patients from Europe, Africa, South America, the Islands

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and all over the United States. In talking about today’s dentistry with Dr. Davidoff, he shared that, “The original concept of dental implants was to provide a low cost means of replacing teeth for our patients. Unfortunately the fees have gotten totally out of control and many


ery early in his career, Dr. S. Robert

A few years later, after Dr. Davidoff, a

patients just cannot afford what some

Davidoff attended a lecture by a

graduate of Tufts Dental School, at-

dentists are charging for dental implants.

dental professor who had published one

tained his Board Certification in Prostho-

When the economy started to decline, I

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dontics, he heard about a new type of

stopped charging patients a separate

and it changed his life. He sold his fledg-

dental implant from Sweden that had

fee for placing implants and only charged

ling dental practice in New York and

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them for the much more demanding pro-

traveled to California to study for two

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Dr. S. Robert Davidoff is located at 3695 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach. For more information, call 561-734-0505 or e-mail srobert@dental-implants.com.

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service for that patient rather than sending them out to other dentists for parts of the work, the patient benefits in both quality and savings.”

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Zarina Staller, D.M.D.

TopNotch Care Zarina Staller, D.M.D. Practices Dental Excellence In A Relaxed Ambiance


r. Zarina Staller might be a busy professional who enjoys skiing, scuba diving

and golf, but she knows where her priorities lie: with her patients. A native of Colombia who worked in dental offices when she was growing up – her father was an oral surgeon – Staller says she always knew she’d be a dentist. “For me, that was not a hard decision,” she says. What was hard was moving to America, going back for a second dental de-

I do everything that patients need to improve their smile.

gree, learning English and establishing a

phases of restorative and cosmetic dentistry, including implant reconstruction, porcelain veneers and whitening. She uses a computerized sedation system that is noninvasive and loves that the office

top-notch boutique practice that pro-

South Florida in 1992. She attended Nova

ambience is calm and pretty. “Our office

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Southeastern University School of Dental

doesn’t feel like a dental office or look like

what she’s done!

Medicine and graduated with honors,

a dental office,” she says.

and has been on staff at Nova as a partHer kind, experienced staff focuses on

time professor for nine years – teaching

A member of many professional organiza-

each patient, one-on-one, and offers a

third-year students.

tions, including the American Academy

full range of dental services. “I do every-

of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Staller volunteers

thing that patients need to improve their

Using state-of-the-art technology and her

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smile,” says Dr. Staller, who uses instant im-

caring “chair-side manner at her Addison

profit organization founded 21 years ago

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to help the working poor.

look like. A graduate of the Colegio Odontologico in Bogota, Dr. Staller practiced in Colombia for several years before moving to


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Dentistry by Zarina Staller, D.M.D., is located at 16950 Jog Road, Suite 106, Delray Beach. For more information, call 561-638-3007 or visit zarinastallerdenistry.com.

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Feet First

Dean B. Dorfman, D.P.M. Specializes In Innovative Podiatry Care

dermatological, neurological and vascular problems of the foot,” he explains. Dr. Dorfman especially loves treating the so-called weekend warrior, and getting that South Floridian sports enthusiast active again. Using procedures like non-invasive extracorporeal shock-wave treatment to accelerate healing, Dr. Dorfman can soothe common foot ailments like plantar fasciitis without simply prescribing ice and rest – always frustrating advice for busy patients. Dean B. Dorfman, D.P.M.

At his office, he has the latest laser technol-


r. Dean Dorfman is a family guy with

At his modern, recently renovated medi-

ogy to treat toenail fungus – a tenacious

deep roots in the community who has

cal office in Deerfield Beach, Dr. Dorfman

condition that is particularly troublesome in

practiced podiatry in the area for 21 years

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South Florida. And he’s having tremendous

– 13 of them from the same high-tech of-

tive care for even the most common foot

success with the very advanced Platelet

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 e really like to focus on patients who are active and W want to continue playing sports. We have the technology to return them to the sports they love more quickly.

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icine when I was growing up,” says Dr. Dor-

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during the 2004 World Series playoffs.

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of problems, including musculoskeletal, “We really like to focus on patients who

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are active and want to continue playing sports,” he says. “We have the technology to return them to the sports they love more quickly.”

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your eyes. Trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Garmizo will co-manage your surgery needs with his ophthalmology colleagues providing you with the highest level of care for your vision needs. Dr. Garmizo has proudly joined with his esteemed colleague and hospital residency-trained optometric physician, Dr. Salvatore M. DeCanio, Jr. A graduate of Wake Forrest University and University of Houston College of Optometry and a LASIK expert, Dr. DeCanio has practiced in south Palm Beach County for over 20 years. Together, they specialize in treating cataracts, glaucoma, dry eyes, allergies and keratoconus. They are both Fellows of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Gus Garmizo and Dr. Salvatore M. DeCanio

At his newer location, Dr. Garmizo has built the perfect palace for eyeglass shopping. He offers more than 1,500

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eyewear selections – including Versace, Gucci, FRED, Alexander McQueen and Jimmy Choo. Dr. Garmizo, a graduate of

Everything Eyes Is The Perfect Prescription For All Your Vision Needs

the University of Florida and the New England College of Optometry, knows medical expertise is important, but equally as important is the look and feel of a properly prescribed pair of glasses.


ustom care. These days, that can be hard to come by. But, that’s exactly

what you get at Dr. Gus Garmizo’s new luxury eyewear and eye care center on the Boca Raton/Delray Beach line. Garmizo, who since 1985 has established a faithful following in West Broward, has brought his new Everything Eyes to Palm

Beach County. Garmizo, O.D., F.A.A.O., is a board-certified Optometric Physician who specializes in custom-fit contact lenses, disease diagnostics and the perfect prescription for


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 t his newer location, Dr. A Garmizo has built the perfect palace for eyeglass shopping. He offers more than 1,500 frames – including Versace, Gucci, FRED, Alexander McQueen and Jimmy Choo.

Howard Kornblatt, an Everything Eyes Luxury Eyewear Consultant, is on staff to combine styling with artistic flair, ensuring that every patient gets the vision correction they need in a look they love. Everything Eyes combines unparalleled state-of-the-art vision care with fashionforward luxury eyewear that will leave you looking – and seeing – your absolute best.

Everything Eyes is located at 16950 Jog Rd., Delray Beach. For more information, call 561-499-2055 or visit everythingeyesboca.com.

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It is this evidence-based approach that allows me to use cutting-edge technology and surgical techniques to consistently improve my patient outcomes.

total elbow replacement to rotator cuff repair, revision surgery, fractures and shoulder and elbow instability. Inarguably, Dr. Levy is one of the foremost experts in his sub-specialty, and his academic credentials are impeccable. A graduate of Northwestern University Medical School, Dr. Levy did his orthoDr. Jonathan Levy

Top Of His Game

Jonathan Levy, M.D. Is Renowned For Arthroscopic And Complex Shoulder And Elbow Reconstruction

paedic residency at University of Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital. He followed with a fellowship with Mark Frankle in Tampa and was a visiting clinician with the Mayo Clinic elbow service in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Levy continues to write for leading medical publications and presents before top medical organizations and boards. He belongs to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons


arly in his medical career, Jonathan

and complex shoulder and elbow recon-

and is a member of the prestigious Alpha

Levy, M.D., developed a special inter-

struction that makes him one of the best

Omega Alpha at Northwestern University

in the field.

Medical School.

specialty orthopaedic surgeons in South

At the Holy Cross Orthopaedic Institute in

Besides his busy surgery schedule, Dr. Levy

Florida. With his impressive history of aca-

Fort Lauderdale, he combines his steady

works with a special team that is designing

demic achievement, scholarly writings

surgical skills with state-of-the-art tech-

the next generation of shoulder replace-

and national and international lecture

niques and technologies to treat the most

ments that he and other surgeons will use.

engagements, Dr. Levy provides his pa-

complex shoulder and elbow problems

For him, the academics will never stop,

tients a niche expertise in arthroscopic

– from reverse shoulder replacement to

and he thinks this continual study and re-

est in shoulder and elbow surgery that has made him one of the most successful

view keeps him at the top. “It is this evi-

Holy Cross Orthopaedic Institute is located at 5597 North Dixie Highway, Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call 954-958-4800 or visit shoulder-and-elbow.com.

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dence-based approach that allows me to use cutting-edge technology and surgical techniques to consistently improve my patient outcomes,” says Dr. Levy.

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Dr. Randye Karmin

Heeding The Call

Randye Karmin, M.D. Provides Top-Notch Women’s Healthcare


r. Randye Karmin says she always knew she wanted to be a doctor, but it

wasn’t until medical school that she realized she had a calling for women’s health. Thank goodness she listened. Because now Dr. Karmin, who specializes in Ob/Gyn, gives her smart, sensitive service to hundreds of women in South Florida – providing them with the kind of expertise she knows they deserve, at all ages, in all stages. From the  teenager going for her first pap test to the twentysomething professional planning a family to the woman entering menopause who is curious about hormone therapy, Dr. Karmin and her office staff provide hightech, quality care in a calm, comfortable setting. Dr. Karmin specializes in office-based procedures such as endometrial ablations for heavy or painful periods. She personally performs all pelvic sonograms right in

In this time of immense debate over healthcare, I want my patients to feel confident that I will continue to advocate for the needs of women.

ida College of Medicine, Dr. Karmin did her residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. She returned to Florida in 2006 with her husband and two young children, and works hard to balance family life with her dedication to the women she cares for every day. “In this time of immense debate over

the office. That means her patients aren’t

your normal activities the next day,” she

healthcare,” says Dr. Karmin, “I want my

driving to another location on another

says. A South Florida native who graduat-

patients to feel confident that I will contin-

day and they get their results immediate-

ed with honors from the University of Flor-

ue to advocate for the needs of women.”

ly. Her in-office tubal ligations are not the procedures of the past; there is no incision and the sedation is very mild. “You come into the office and within an hour, your procedure is done and you return to


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Randye Karmin, M.D., is located at 1601 Clint Moore Road, Suite 210, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561- 939-0520 or visit bocawomenshealth.com.

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Great Sports (Medicine) Dr. Kevin J. Kessler Provides Cutting-Edge Orthopaedic Services

elbow and other sports injuries get back in the game. Kessler Medicine pairs top experts with state-of-the-art diagnostic tools. They have cutting-edge outpatient operating rooms and physical therapy centers on site, so there’s no visiting big hospitals. The medical staff is amazing and accommodations are spotless and inviting. Years ago, when Dr. Kessler began practicing, he paired up with South Florida’s top high school, college and professional Dr. Kevin J. Kessler

teams. His patients were some of our most noted pro athletes. Now he concen-


r. Kevin J. Kessler has practiced in South Florida for over 18 years and spe-

cializes in Orthopaedic sports medicine. He treats everyone from the 12-year-old Little Leaguer to the 75-year-old retiree who still wants a killer serve. That’s why Dr. Kessler, who is the medical director at Kessler Sports Medicine Center, loves working here.

 oard certified by the B American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Kessler specializes in ACL knee reconstruction and rotator cuff repairs, elbow and ankle injuries.

trates on the “weekend warrior” around South Florida. “I focus more on the Floridian who’s active all year ‘round” says Dr. Kessler, who has always loved sports. Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Kessler specializes in ACL knee reconstruction and rotator cuff repairs, elbow and ankle injuries. His patients aren’t just men. “There are lots of

With two locations – one in Boca Raton and

women in South Florida who are active in

“It’s a very active population,” says Dr.

another in Fort Lauderdale – Dr. Kessler and

sports and activities,” says Dr. Kessler, who

Kessler, a New York native.

his staff help patients with knee, shoulder,

trained at New York University, then did his fellowship at the University of Miami.

Dr. Kevin J. Kessler is located at 2900 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-988-0442 or visit soflasportsmed.com.

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It’s Dr. Kessler’s life mission to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of Floridians who want to live a healthy, active lifestyle.

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Gorgeous Grins Dr. George R. Nicolas Provides High-Tech Orthodontics Excellence


t his sparkling new orthodontic center equipped with state-of-the-art tech-

nology, Dr. George R. Nicolas provides unsurpassed care to both new and established patients. A South Florida orthodontist for 12 years, Dr. Nicolas’ new solo practice provides custom personalized service to both children and adults. Dr. George R. Nicolas

A graduate of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Dr. Nicolas

Dental Society, the American Associa-

In fitting with his high standards, Dr. Nico-

followed his impressive academic ac-

tion of Orthodontists, the Roth Williams

las’ office technology is top of the line. Dr.

complishments with two years of train-

International Society of Orthodontists

Nicolas is one of the few orthodontists to

and the Florida Dental Association. He

use the 3D Cone Beam Scanner. Rather

is also a diplomate of the American

than providing a flat X-ray that shows no

 hen there is W excellence, good is not enough!

Board of Orthodontics. And at his bright,

dimensional aspects of the mouth, the 3D

new office – 2,000 square feet of high-

system allows Dr. Nicolas to make quali-

tech efficiency – Dr. Nicolas believes it

tative and quantitative assessments for

is a privilege to have been designated

more thorough orthodontic treatment.

ing at the world-renowned Roth-Williams

by Invisalign braces as a premier pro-

With his staff of dedicated professionals,

Center for Functional Occlusion. As such,

vider, making his practice among the

Dr. Nicolas has abided by his office motto

Dr. Nicolas is one of only 300 orthodontists

top 5 percent of offices throughout the

every day for many years: “When there is

worldwide to incorporate the Roth-Wil-

United States.

excellence, good is not enough!”

liams philosophy in his daily work. Dr. Nicolas is a member of several prominent professional associations, including the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary


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Dr. George R. Nicolas is located at 7000 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-361-5665 or visit bocaratonorthodontics.com.

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rooms and requires only local anesthesia. No overnight stay is required. Recovery can be complete within seven days. Men are especially good candidates for this procedure. Incision placement, recovery time and distortion of hairline are all important factors for men considering a necklift operation. Dr. Cabrera’s One Incision Necklift makes all of these con-

 en can finally optimize M their necks without having the “plastic surgery” label attached to them.

cerns obsolete. Patients love the results and appreciate the low-stress, anxietyfree and painless local anesthetic apDr. Rafael C. Cabrera

proach. Men can finally optimize their necks without having the “plastic sur-


ompromises are a thing of the past. Now through expert surgical tech-

niques, there are greater opportunities for improvement for men who are put off by artificial results and long recoveries. Specializing in facial rejuvenation, Dr. Rafael C. Cabrera performs the One In-

the right choice Dr. Rafael C. Cabrera Performs Men’s One Incision Necklift

gery” label attached to them. Outstanding credentials and training is the hallmark of Dr. Cabrera’s expertise and reputation. Trained in New York at the world’s most highly acclaimed institutions, Dr. Cabrera’s curriculum vitae includes a degree with distinction from Cornell University, a medical degree from

cision Necklift, which finally provides the

New York University School of Medicine,

sought-after combination of long-lasting

post-doctoral training as Executive Chief

results and minimal recovery. The proce-

incision, this procedure banishes a heavy

Resident in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at

dure literally reverses the effects of time

neck or “turkey gobbler”. The One Incision

Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital

and gravity, using state-of-the-art surgi-

Necklift is performed in one of our four

and a microsurgery research fellowship

cal techniques. Through just one hidden

fully accredited and licensed operating

at the New York University Medical Center Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.

Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton, Rafael C. Cabrera, M.D., F.A.C.S., is located at 951 N.W. 13th Street, Suite 4A, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-393-6400 or visit pssbocaraton.com.

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Licensure and board certification in New York and Florida includes the American Board of Plastic Surgery and endoscopic and laser certification.

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Smart For Life

Dr. Sasson E. Moulavi Provides Tasty Foods For Healthy Weight Loss


t started in the battlefield, so to speak, when Sasson E. Moulavi, M.D., was

working as an emergency room doctor in Canada. “I started seeing the suffering related to obesity,” says Dr. Sass, who is Board Certified in bariatric medicine. “I saw what people are seeing now, but 20 years ago.” And it bothered him. Flash-forward to 2010, and there he is at the Smart for Life center in Boca Raton. With his wife, Renata (“She’s always giving me great ideas,” he says) Dr. Sass has helped tens of thousands of patients achieve the weight and lifestyle they’ve

Dr. Sasson E. Moulavi

 e are a much bigger W program than the cookie diets. After you do those for a month, you’re bored.

always wanted.

“We are a much bigger program than the cookie diets,” he says. “After you do those for a month, you’re bored.” Of course, Smart for Life isn’t just a food; it’s a lifestyle. This internationally known

Dr. Sass speaks from experience. A few

doctor wants to help you take off the

Sure, there are plenty of “cookie diets,”

years back, he lost 38 pounds on Smart

weight – and keep it off. “I specialize in

but Dr. Sass has something innovative. He

for Life and recently another 10. And his

the hard cases,” he says, “so they should

offers more than 40 products – everything

products are always improving. A new

give us a try. Ask about our exciting new

from cookies to cereals to muffins – and

drink called Underway is coming soon to

hCG protocol.”

a key ingredient is the HeroFiber, which

Publix and BJ’s. Recognizing child obe-

helps with appetite suppression. Smart for

sity, he started a kid’s program called

After all, it worked for him – and for thou-

Life also uses Sasson technology: Smart


sands of others.

Appetite Suppressing Sustained Organic Nutrition. Foods are 60 percent organic, all-natural and made with a unique blend of vegetable sugars, producing a better Glycemic Index.


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Sasson E. Moulavi, M.D. and the Smart for Life Center are located at 190 Glades Road, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-338-3999 or visit smartforlife.com.

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INDUSTRY LEADER Spodak Dental Group: Pioneering A New Vision In Dentistry To ensure that you attain the finest restorative results possible, the practice houses one of the nation’s only on-site dental From left to right: Dr. Myles Spodak, Dr. Craig Spodak, Dr. Tiffany Peterson, Dr. Jerome Vitale

laboratories. Their master ceramists work to artistically replicate and enhance the natural beauty and optimal function of your teeth. Coming chair-side to personally assess your case, they are able to cus-


erving the community since 1976, the

and full-mouth reconstruction. Their emi-

tomize your restoration based on actual

Spodak Dental Group is pioneering an

nently qualified staff of dental and medi-

knowledge of both your present and de-

unprecedented team approach to den-

cal professionals includes general and

sired appearance (an advantage impos-

tistry by assembling the finest dental and

cosmetic dentists, as well as a team of

sible to attain with an off-site laboratory).

medical professionals, from all disciplines of

periodontal, oral and maxillofacial sur-

the field, under one roof. No more hopping

geons. Among them, their credentials in-

The newest addition to their “go green”

from one specialist to another - they con-

clude board certifications in oral, plastic

initiative has been the installation of a

veniently offer a full range of dental services at their all-inclusive facility. Dedicated to both quality and continuity of care, their entire team embraces the ideal of comprehensive dentistry - harmonizing science, technology, and artistry to achieve optimal dental health, function and beauty.

 edicated to both quality and continuity of care, their D entire team embraces the ideal of comprehensive dentistry – harmonizing artistry, technology and science to achieve optimal dental health, function and beauty.

and craniofacial surgery. And now, the

state-of-the-art, advanced digital scan-

practice is one of the only in the country

ning system. The new system takes the di-

Their patients come to them for every-

to be partnered with a board-certified

agnostic efficacy of dental imaging to a

thing from cleaning, whitening, simple

M.D. anesthesiologist to oversee the

whole new level of safety, precision, and

fillings and extractions, to implants, Invis-

medical well-being of each patient un-

comfort. It eliminates the use of toxic-

align®, complete smile enhancement,

dergoing IV Sleep Dentistry.

developing chemicals while delivering a fraction of the radiation of traditional

Spodak Dental Group is located at 4665 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. For more information, call 561-498-0050, or visit spodakdental.com.

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X-rays. Visit them on the Web or call their office to explore the beautiful, healthful difference their unique approach to dentistry affords.

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Straight Talk Statler-Krumholtz Orthodontics Provides Knowledge, Experience And Innovative Treatment


tatler-Krumholtz Orthodontics has a long-standing tradition of excellence

serving patients in a loving, caring environment for more than 40 years. The service delivered by this highly professional team is known throughout the Boca Raton community. The attention to detail and individualized care sets the practice apart. Statler-Krumholtz Orthodontics is proud

Dr. Jennifer Statler

to have treated many generations of families and a large number of local dental professionals. Dr. Statler’s enthusiasm and love of or-

thodontics ensures the continuation of

T he service delivered by this highly professional team is known throughout the Boca Raton community. The attention to detail and individualized care sets the practice apart.

the highest standard of care in the com-

the most optimum positions on the teeth,

munity. The practice serves patients of

resulting in fewer wire adjustments, more

all ages in a low-volume, high-quality

controlled movements of the teeth and

In addition to straightening teeth, the focus

setting. Our goal remains the same –

shorter treatment time.

is on improving the overall health, facial

to exceed expectations and provide

where patients are treated like family.

balance and function of every patient.

exceptional service to everyone in our



Making the decision to undergo orthodon-

practice family.

aware of the importance of each pa-

tic treatment is an investment in your future

tient’s time, so the entire staff takes

with lifelong benefits. This team of dedi-

The office uses the latest advances in or-

pride in running on schedule. In addi-

cated professionals is ready to help you

thodontics, including computerized im-

tion to providing comprehensive care

achieve the smile you’ve always wanted

aging, low-radiation digital radiography,

for each patient, they strive to provide

and show you what can be accomplished

Invisalign and self-ligating clear brackets

a friendly and positive environment

at your complimentary consultation.




to maximize patient comfort and esthetics and minimize treatment time. In addition, Dr. Statler has introduced to the practice the use of indirect bonding, which allows brackets to be placed in


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Statler-Krumholtz Orthodontics is located at 7400 W. Camino Real at Powerline Road, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-368-3688 or visit bracesandfaces.com.

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 our nose needs to Y match your face, as if it always belonged there. It’s all about creating that idealized version of your nose.

most advanced surgical techniques, this young surgeon is sought out by men and women in search of the highest quality facial work with natural-looking results. Dr. Steiger strongly emphasizes that all facial plastic surgery must look natural, and has just the techniques to do so. Take nose jobs, for example. “The days of the cookie-cutter nose are over,” says Jacob D. Steiger, M.D.

this passionate young surgeon. Combining a keen artistic eye and his modern,

Beauty Appreciation

Jacob D. Steiger, M.D., Creator Of The Natural Looking Nose

advanced rhinoplasty techniques, Dr. Steiger’s patients get the nose they’ve always wanted. “Your nose needs to match your face, as if it always belonged there,” he emphasizes. “It’s all about creating that idealized version of your nose.” With this approach Dr. Steiger has established a leading rep-


acob D. Steiger, M.D., has always appre-

progression for this Miami native.

utation in restoring noses that have previously been operated on, called revision

ciated beautiful things – paintings,

sculpture, a brilliant sunset – and that’s

One of Florida’s most prominent facial plas-

rhinoplasty. Thanks to his success, he has

why he loves what he does.

tic surgeons, this Ivy League-trained physi-

a national and international client base.

cian worked hard to watch his reputation “I always knew I wanted to be a sur-

skyrocket in just eight years and has built

Dr. Steiger uses advanced computer imag-

geon,” says Dr. Steiger. Merging a passion

his own designer facial cosmetic surgery

ing software to show his patients the pos-

for both art and surgery was just a natural

clinic right here in South Florida. Utilizing the

sibilities. “I can actually show them on the screen what we are aiming to achieve,”

Jacob D. Steiger, M.D., is located at 4675 Linton Blvd., Suite 200 in Delray Beach. For more information, call 866-994-FACE (3223) or 561-499-9339, or visit drsteiger.com.

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says Dr. Steiger, an avid diver, surfer and artist. “A picture is worth a thousand words.” And so is a beautiful piece of art.

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Double The Smiles

Taylor Orthodontics Offers The Latest Treatments With Efficiency And Care


here are plenty of orthodontic teams

Dr. Ron Taylor and Dr. Roger Taylor

around, but perhaps none as unique

as Taylor Orthodontics. Led by twin broth-

ers Drs. Roger and Ron Taylor, the team provides custom treatment with efficient service. The doctors are always up-todate on the latest treatments and personally attend to every patient.  That’s

 e’re giving people W the utmost in quality and affordable care.

why so many doctors send their patients

brother, who has also since become an orthodontist, spent many hours at their uncle’s orthodontic practice. “I think being able to watch him work helped guide our career choice,” says Dr. Rog-

ing more adult friendly, especially with

er. Each twin graduated Phi Beta Kappa

the aesthetic clear braces and Invisalign.

from the University of Florida, then went

“We’re giving people the utmost in qual-

We run a tight ship so patients are seen

to UF College of Dentistry. Dr. Ron did his

ity and affordble care,” says Dr. Ron.

immediately,” says Dr. Ron. And while

orthodontic residency at St. Louis Univer-

family or friends wait, they can enjoy a

sity and Dr. Roger went to Boston Univer-

Each office – they see patients in Boca

movie in the theater, free wireless Internet

sity – two of the country’s top programs.

Raton, Coconut Creek and Miami Lakes

and a great coffee bar.

and families to Taylor Orthodontics.

– has a Hollywood theme. There’s a the-

“We’re always trying to help the other

ater, video-game room, murals and TVs

The doctors’ history is fascinating. Their

one out,” says Dr. Roger, about practic-

at every treatment chair. “We have a lot

father, an optometrist, died when they

ing together since 1993. “It’s very natu-

of fun distractions and kids love the col-

were little and the twins and their older

ral. We get along great.”

ored braces,” says Dr. Ron. About 80 percent of their practice is kids and the remainder is adults – but that’s growing.  “Orthodontics is becom-


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Taylor Orthodontics is located at 9181 Glades Road, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-558-9467 or visit twinortho.com.

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Chef Allen On The Ave Taste Gastropub A Hot Ticket In

Delray Beach


orget any preconceived notions you have about pubs and pub food – Delray Beach’s Taste Gastropub is far from your typical watering hole. Rather, picture a casual, tavernlike haunt that serves inventive, top-notch and affordable cuisine. Now, add owner Robert Workens, an 18-year hospitality veteran and Consulting Chef Allen Susser, owner of Chef Allen’s Seafood Grill in Aventura to the mix and you’ve got a restaurant grand slam. Chef Allen was tasked with designing the eatery’s concept and menu. “I set out to create a uniquely American neighborhood gastropub, where the pure taste of farm-fresh ingredients comes through,” says Allen, whose project includes three bars, a backyard garden with waterfall, a sidewalk cafe and two indoor dining areas. “A place where you are always welcome and can happily enjoy a cocktail, wine or beer by the waterfall and indulge in a light snack, a tasty meal or a tempting sweet, knowing there will always be something you love on the menu.”

Dining Duo:

Consulting Chef Allen Susser and Executive Chef Jamie DeRosa

Joining him is Executive Chef Jamie DeRosa, who has worked alongside acclaimed chefs such as Wolfgang Puck. Together, the team has created a culinary lineup that includes unique treats, as well as revamped favorites and classics with a twist.

Even the bar snacks here are standouts, including Marinated Olives with roasted garlic and almonds, house-made Taste Hot Potato Chips with garlic, chive and caramelized onion dip and ChorizoStuffed Piquillo Peppers made with sheep’s milk cheese. Small and medium plates include Chicken Wing “Lollipops” with mango barbecue sauce, Red Curry Mussels with glass noodles and cilantro and Chef Allen’s signature Lobster Mac and Cheese. Large plates include handcaught Diver Scallops with shell bean and ham hock stew, Barbecue Grilled Chicken with chorizo and cheddar tater tots and Braised Pork Belly with crispy pork rinds and edamame succotash. Then there’s the ridiculously decadent Candy Bar dessert menu: Imagine house-made retro chocolates, including Almond Joy bars; Chocolate Peanut Butter Bread Pudding with espresso sauce, a Chipwich with Rocky Road ice cream and crunchy chocolate pearls and Key Lime Pie with brown sugar meringue. Hungry? O Taste Gastropub is located at 169 N.E. Second Avenue in Delray Beach. For more information, call 561-274-4444 or visit tastegastropub.com. --Jessica Gross

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Is there a better way to spend a leisurely weekend than with a backyard barbecue surrounded by good friends and family? We think not. The following tasty recipes will have everyone wanting seconds (and thirds). Applewood Preparation Combine cider and barbecue sauce Smokehouse Sandwiches With in saucepan; simmer until reduced to Cider BBQ Sauce thick consistency. Combine coleslaw The multiple flavors and textures in these hearty chicken or pulled-pork sandwiches are fantastic paired with a rich dark beer or ale. Ingredients ½ cup apple cider ½ cup smoky barbecue sauce 1 cup deli-style shredded coleslaw blend 2 tbsp. thinly sliced green onions ½ cup julienne-sliced Granny Smith apples ¼ cup mayonnaise 2 tsp. cider vinegar 2 tsp. honey 4 Kaiser rolls, sliced and toasted 1 pound smoked pulled pork or smoked sliced chicken 4 slices crisp Applewood smoked bacon


blend, green onions, apples, mayonnaise, cider vinegar and mayonnaise in bowl and toss. Layer smoked pork or chicken evenly on bottom halves of Kaiser rolls; top evenly with bacon, cider barbecue sauce and apple slaw. Close sandwiches with top halves of rolls. Serve warm.

Grilled Corn on the Cob Served hot off the grill, sweet, flavorful corn on the cob makes the perfect side dish for just about any summer cookout. Don’t forget your favorite butter! Preparation

Pull husks of corn back (do not completely remove; remove and discard only the silk). Reposition husks

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back over the kernels. Soak whole cobs in a pot of cold water for 30 minutes. Be sure ears are completely immersed (using a clean brick will work). While corn is soaking, preheat grill to 350°F or the coals to medium-hot. Place prepared ears of corn on the grill, rotating corn as needed to keep it from getting too charred on one side. Allow corn to slowly cook for another 30 minutes. Serve with butter.

Grilled Ribs This quick and simple recipe lets you enjoy smoky, meaty, fall-off-the-bone ribs without a lot of fuss. This dish is a real crowd pleaser. Ingredients 2 racks of ribs McCormick® Grill Mates® Pork Rub Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 350°F. Place ribs, meaty side up, on a cookie sheet. Cover with rub and salt and pepper. Roast in oven for one hour or until tender. Place ribs on grill rack over coals and roast for 30 minutes.

Pesto Grilled Pizza With Sausage And Peppers This fresh take on classic sausage-and-pepper pizza features individualsize grilled crusts with delicious toppings and a basil pesto drizzle. Ingredients 1 pound prepared pizza dough 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 small red bell pepper, sliced into short strips 8 ounces shredded fontina cheese

3 hot Italian sausage links, grilled and diagonally sliced 1 cup ricotta cheese, room temperature Salt and black pepper, as needed ¼ cup refrigerated basil pesto, room temperature Preparation

Heat oven to 450°F. Preheat grill. Divide dough ball into four pieces; roll each into a 6-inch crusts. Brush both sides lightly with oil. Carefully place one crust on grill and heat for one to two minutes or until light golden brown; flip with spatula and grill on other side for one minute. Remove from grill and repeat with remaining crusts. Combine 1 tbsp. oil, peppers and onions in nonstick skillet; heat over medium-high heat for two minutes or until tender crisp. Top grilled crusts evenly with shredded fontina cheese, sliced sausage and pepper mixture; arrange on baking sheets and heat in oven for five to eight minutes or until golden and bubbly hot. Remove from oven. Spoon dollops of ricotta evenly over baked pizza; season lightly with salt and black pepper. Drizzle pesto over ricotta; slice each pizza in quarters.

Sea Salt And Lime Grilled Fish Tacos Cilantro-lime marinated red snapper fish tacos are fast and easy to fix with prepared slaw, fresh avocado slices and a drizzle of creamy salsa verde. Ingredients 1 pound (1-inch thick) red snapper fish fillets ¼ cup lime juice ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro ¼ cup canola oil ¼ cup prepared salsa verde ¼ cup reduced-fat mayonnaise 1 tsp. sea salt, divided 2 cups shredded coleslaw blend 16 avocado slices (about 2 small avocados) 8 corn tortillas 2 limes, cut in half

mini food processor or blender. Puree until smooth. Remove fish from marinade, season with 1/2 tsp. sea salt, and place on hot grill. Grill fish for six minutes on each side and remove. Let rest several minutes then flake fish with fork. Place lime halves on grill, flesh sides down, along with tortillas for one minute or until limes are grill-marked and one side of tortillas are toasted. Remove and bend tortillas, toasted side out, into taco shape. Fill each tortilla with 1/4 cup slaw and two avocado slices. Divide fish evenly among tacos and drizzle each with one tbsp. of sauce. Sprinkle with remaining sea salt and serve with grilled lime half.

Tuscan Brick Chicken


For tender, succulent chicken that’s juicy inside and crispy outside, grab a couple bricks and fire up the grill.

Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Combine lime juice, cilantro, oil and red snapper in large zip-top bag; marinate in refrigerator for 20 minutes. For creamy salsa verde, combine salsa and mayonnaise in

Ingredients 2 to 3 pounds chicken, laid open Kosher salt 2 /3 cup olive oil 4 tsp. grated lemon zest (four lemons)

Recipes and photos courtesy of The Food Channel. For more dishes and ideas, visit foodchannel.com.

2 /3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 6 cloves garlic, mashed 2 tbsp. minced fresh rosemary leaves Freshly ground black pepper


Stand chicken upright and cut out backbone with large kitchen knife. Spread chicken open on a board skin side down. Sprinkle chicken with one tsp. salt on each side. Combine olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, rosemary and one tsp. pepper in a glass dish. Add chicken, turn to coat. Cover dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least four hours. Preheat grill; cover two bricks with tin foil. Place chicken on grill skin side up; weigh it down with a sheet pan and two bricks. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes until underside is golden brown. Turn chicken skin side down, weigh down again and cook for another 12 to 15 minutes, until skin is golden brown and the chicken is cooked through. Place chicken on plate or cutting board, cover with aluminum foil and allow to rest for five minutes. Cut into quarters, sprinkle with salt. O M ay 2 0 1 0






Upscale New York Prime Serves Succulent Steaks With Style By Linda Haase


here’s something you should know before entering New York Prime: this spectacular restaurant is absolutely addicting. The arched floor-to-ceiling windows, lush live plants and energetic vibe in this Boca Raton steak house will captivate you; the impeccable service will pamper you and the delectable food will make you yearn for more. New York Prime doesn’t skimp on anything – the owners insist on the best of everything. This “only the best” pledge begins with the meat that’s served: only USDA-grade prime cuts are used – and they’re cooked to perfection (think soft as butter) on special broilers to ensure the optimum amount of caramelization. “We refuse to use gimmicks to cut costs, particularly in the buying, aging and cutting of meat,” the owners promise on the menu. But their quest for perfection goes beyond that: only jumbo lump crab meat is used, the fish is always fresh, Maine lobsters are live and baked potatoes weigh at least one pound each. Even the coffee is the finest, procured from a small New Orleans specialty producer.

where New York Prime is located at 2350 Executive Center Drive. For more information, call 561-998-3881 or visit centraarchy.com. 114

Live entertainment seven days a week keeps the place lively – this is not a stuffy steak house by any means. Although the menu is very straightforward (no embellishment whatsoever), the food is artfully presented. Start with the shrimp appetizer – 1/3 of a pound of tender shrimp baked with delectable garlic butter and topped with Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. As an entree, the filet is scrumptious


MEAT AND GREET: The 40-ounce Porterhouse for Two; The restaurant's chic dining room: owners Jerry and Barbara Greenbaum

(sauces are divine, too); seafood lovers will enjoy the innovative Salmon Topped With Sautéed Portobello Mushrooms. Tasty sides (available as individual or table-size) include Sautéed Mushrooms, a mixture of shiitake, portobello and button mushrooms, cooked with the perfect mixture of herbs and garlic and Cheese

Mashed Potatoes, a melt-in-yourmouth creamy blend of freshly baked potatoes and mild cheese. The Giant Baked Potato, accompanied by sweet butter, sour cream, bacon and chives, has just the right amount of crispy skin and a soft, creamy inside – it’s even delicious plain, which is the ultimate test for a top-notch baked potato. The portions here are enormous, but don’t leave before tasting the sumptuous Cheesecake (it’s from the famous Carnegie Deli in New York). O




ITALY'S FINEST: Gamberoni and Sea Scallops; Chef Lillo Teodosi and Gina Caruso; the dining room


16-ounce Veal Chop is another mouthwatering option: perfectly pink and juicy on the inside yet crunchy on top. As for the tenderness? “We use By Molly Arost Staub only the first, second and third bone,” explains Chef Teodosi. It’s served crowned with a forest of pomodoro sauce, mozzarella balls, olives, cucumber royal trumpet mushrooms – and heavenly scented rings encircling crab meat and squares of egg souffle truffle essence. Accompaniments include a swirl enfolding diced veggies. A basket includes Italian of mashed potatoes, a fan of green broccoli and sautéed sliced zucchini – an orchestral delight. bread and a fabulous, ethereal tomato focaccia.

Guests Can’t Get Enough Of Caruso Ristorante


ince Caruso Ristorante in Boca Raton opened in January, its tables are consistently filled with happy diners – even on a mid-week evening. One can see why: The decor is bright and cheery; the service friendly and efficient (guests are greeted by Lillo’s wife, Gina Caruso, who presides over the dining room and for whom the restaurant is named). But that’s not all that attracts the faithful to fill the Italian eatery. There’s also the food’s fantastic taste and presentation. While Chef/Owner Lillo Teodosi claims Roman roots, the restaurant features dishes from Italy’s varied regions, a refreshing change from so many Sicilian spots. Dinner begins with a complimentary antipasti plate: mini polenta squares crowned with



One can’t go wrong starting with the top-notch Pasta e Fagioli alla Caruso. The hearty tomatobased broth is served packed with pasta and beans, along with some tiny meatballs. Even its presentation is divine: A server elegantly pours it from a tureen into a huge bowl at the table. Entree choices include fresh fish – we recommend the Chilean Sea Bass en Brodetto, a two-inchthick juicy slice in a savory seafood stew flavored with red peppers and onions. It’s served brimming with Little Neck clams, mussels, calamari and scallops, all resting on a bed of spinach. The

For dessert, Fragole allo Zabaglione is a treat rarely seen at local Italian eateries – probably because of the intense labor involved. Presented in a martini glass, this delicate frothy confection of beaten egg whites laced with Marsala wine, served atop sliced strawberries, made a delightful encore. O

where Caruso Ristorante is located in Royal Palm Place at 187 S.E. Mizner Blvd. in Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-367-7488.





Photos by Michael Lloyd

AMERICAN/STEAKHOUSES Glades Plaza ❘ 2300 W. Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.447.0024 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly, Sunday Brunch. ABE & LOUIE’S

Shops at Boca Center ❘ 5150 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.620.3754 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily. ABSINTHE


Raton ❘ 561.395.9335 ❘ Dinner nightly.

Chef Dudley Bell Rich


Cinemark Palace 20 ❘ 3200 Airport Rd. ❘ 561.544.3044 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.


Boca Grove Shopping Center ❘ 21065 Powerline Rd. ❘ 561.479.0411 ❘ Dinner daily.

The Boca Raton Bridge Hotel And Restaurants Get An Overhaul


BREWZZI Glades Plaza ❘ 2222 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.2739 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

500 South Federal Hwy. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.427.9302 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Sunday in season, offseason Wednesday-Sunday. BROOKS RESTAURANT

6000 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.1077 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly.


he Boca Raton Bridge Hotel is getting some work done. The landmark space, which opened in 1976, has recently embarked on a multimillion-dollar overhaul to include its façade, public areas and two restaurants, Carmen’s at the Top of the Bridge and Watercolors Restaurant & Bar. At the helm of the restaurant revamp is acclaimed Chef Dudley Bell Rich, previously with the

Addison Reserve Country Club, the Country Club of Coral Gables, his restaurant, Aquasol Restaurant and Lounge in Boca Raton and his catering company, Good-2-Go Gourmet Foods. Chef Rich already has completed the menu at Watercolors, adding mostly salads and sandwiches to the upscale cafe. He’s currently completing the menu for Carmen’s, where he’ll bring his signature California continental cuisine (a unique focus on proteins and vegetables, with more relishes and chutneys than sauces). Diners need not fret: The hotel and restaurants will be open during renovations. The Boca Raton Bridge Hotel is located at 999 East Camino Real in Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-368-9500 or visit bocaratonbridgehotel.com. --Jessica Gross


CARMEN’S Boca Raton Bridge Resort ❘ 999 Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.9500 ❘ Dinner Wednesday-Saturday, Brunch Sunday.

101 Plaza Real South ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.2675 ❘ Dinner nightly.

432 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.9898 ❘ Dinner nightly.


52 North Swinton Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.330.3232 ❘ Dinner nightly.




2006 N.W. Executive Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.893.8838 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. COPPER CANYON GRILL


Town Center ❘ 6000 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.2141 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

CUT 432

DUFFY'S SPORTS BAR & GRILL 401 N. Federal Hwy. ❘

Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.429.8820 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

116 N.E. Sixth Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.243.9499 ❘ Dinner nightly. FALCON HOUSE


5101 Congress Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.912.9800 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner Monday-Saturday.

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.9557 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Fifth Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.265.0122 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.



4060 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Lighthouse Point ❘ 954.784.7667 ❘ Dinner daily. Closed Mondays.

1900 N.W. Executive Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.0550 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.274.6244 ❘ Dinner nightly. 118


17940 N. Military Tr. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.995.5044 ❘ Dinner nightly. KEE GRILL

Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.421.9272 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

821 S.E.

4199 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.6033 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner MondaySaturday.

The Shoppes at Addison Place ❘ 16850 Jog Rd. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.1949 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. HENRY’S

Glades Plaza ❘ 2440 N.W. 19th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.391.8903 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.


1400 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.9875 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. J. ALEXANDER’S



LUCILLE’S BAD TO THE BONE BBQ Regency Court ❘ 3011 Yamato

MARIPOSA Neiman Marcus at Town Center ❘ 5860 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.2320 ❘ Lunch daily, Dinner Friday and Saturday.



THE DISH ON FOOD, WINE & RESTAURANTS MAX’S GRILLE Mizner Park ❘ 404 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.0080 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, SaturdaySunday Brunch only.


301 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.912.0000 ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday, Dinner Tuesday-Saturday.

THE SUNDY HOUSE 106 S. Swinton Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.5678 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Saturday, Dinner Tuesday-Sunday, Brunch Sunday.



Shoppes at Blue Lake ❘ 1200 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.988.9142 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

7050 W. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.391.6601 ❘ Dinner daily.



9244 W. Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.2989 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

225 N.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.6746 ❘ Dinner nightly.

SOUTH PHILLY INVADES SOUTH FLORIDA he name Steve Martorano may sound familiar. The famed restaurateur, whose extensive background in the dining and nightclub industry has already won rave reviews for Cafe Martorano’s in Fort Lauderdale, has opened another eatery. His latest venture is Martorano’s Italian-American Kitchen at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. The newly opened 7,400-square-foot restaurant and entertainment spot seats 300 and features a friendly atmosphere accented with music, movies and an exhibition kitchen where the culinary team prepares fresh mozzarella, Ital-

ian salads, homemade cornbread and Martorano’s famous meatballs (along with signature dishes like Linguine and Fresh Clams and Fusilli Pollo). Martorano’s features a nightly deejay and caters to a late crowd with Philly Cheesesteaks, chicken wings and pizzas. Hint: If you want a quiet dinner, plan to leave by 9 p.m.

Martorano’s Italian-American Kitchen at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is located at 5751 Seminole Way in Hollywood. For more information, call 954-584-4450 or visit cafemartorano.com. --Marissa Hicken


Shops at Boca Center ❘ 5050 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.7724 ❘ Dinner nightly. 2350 N.W. Executive Center Dr. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.3881 ❘ Dinner nightly. NEW YORK PRIME

2300 N.W. Executive Center Dr. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.9952 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. SEASONS 52

SIX TABLES 112 N.E. Second St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.6260 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Saturday.

❘ 1350 S.W. Second St. ❘ Pompano Beach ❘ 954-545-1313 ❘ Dinner nightly.


Boca Valley Shopping Plaza ❘ 7401 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.241.0400 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly. FAH ASIAN BISTRO

Palms Plaza ❘ 22191 Powerline Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.8778 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly. FUJI


The Shops at Boca Center ❘ 5050 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8000 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

3400 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.8803 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly.




Shoppes of Blue Lake ❘ Suite A1 ❘ 1200 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.989.1688 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. ASIA SUSHI/WOK/GRILL

7600 Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8100 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly except Friday. Royal Palm Place ❘ 500 Via de Palmas ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.394.6912 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. BANGKOK IN BOCA

25 N.E. Second Ave., #116 ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.330.9191 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly. ICHIBAN Somerset Shoppes ❘ 8841 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.451.2429 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Riverstone Shoppes of Parkland ❘ 7367 N. State Road 7 ❘ Parkland ❘ 954.345.4268 ❘ Regency Court ❘ 3011 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.999.1263 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. JAPANGO

25 N.E. Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.330.2275 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly. KYOTO SUSHI SAKE


861 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.981.8986 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly.

Shops at Boca Grove ❘ 21073 Powerline Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.218.1708 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. KYOJIN BUFFET

110 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.330.FISH (3474) ❘ Lunch Wednesday-Saturday, Dinner nightly. THE BLUE FISH

249 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.4568 ❘ Dinner nightly. LA TRE

640 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.243.8581 ❘ Dinner MondaySaturday. The Ritz Carlton, Palm Beach ❘ 100 S. Ocean Blvd. ❘ Manalapan ❘ 561.533.6000 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.

Royal Palm Place ❘ 309 Via De Palmas ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.3499 ❘ Sushi and Small Plates Wednesday-Saturday.


THE OFFICE 201 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.276.3600 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Waterway Shoppes of Parkland ❘ 7609 N. State Road 7 ❘ Parkland ❘ 954.755.3191 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.


7400 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.0278 ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday, Dinner Tuesday-Sunday.


Regency Court ❘ 3013 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.988.9883 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.



WATERCOLORS CAFE Boca Raton Bridge Hotel ❘ 999 E. Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.9500 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner nightly.



200 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.416.2185 ❘ Dinner nightly.

DAIMATSU SUSHI 41 Royal Palm Place ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.361.7557 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.





420 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.5050 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. 101 Plaza Real South E. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8181 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Make your mother's day. Cook a little something special or pick up a little something special. Either way, your mother will appreciate a home-cooked meal from your kitchen or ours. Fine meats. Delicious meals. Everyday groceries. Kosher Marketplace. The Palms Plaza

22191 Powerline Road





wThe Dish on Food, Wine & Restaurants Mai Hibachi44801 Linton Blvd. x Delray Beach x 561.499.2766 x Lunch and Dinner daily. PEI WEI41914 N.E. Fifth Ave. x

Boca Raton x 561. 226.0290 x Lunch and Dinner daily. P.F. Chang’s China Bistro4

1400 Glades Rd. x Boca Raton x 561.393.3722 x Lunch and Dinner daily. Phuket Thai4Palms Plaza x

22191 Powerline Rd. x Boca Raton x 561.447.8863 x Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly. Saba4499 S. Federal Hwy. x

Boca Raton x 561.353.4600 x Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. Saito’s Japanese Steakhouse

48316 Jog Rd. x Boynton Beach x 561.369.1788 x Lunch Monday-Friday,

Dinner nightly. 4CityPlace x 700 S. Rosemary Ave., #208 x 561.296.8881 x Lunch and Dinner daily.4Palm Beach Gardens x 4675 PGA Blvd. x 561.202.6888 x Lunch and Dinner daily. Soba Sushi Caviar Lounge4

Mizner Park x 415 Plaza Real x Boca Raton x 561.620.0606 x Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly. Stir Crazy fresh asian grill

Town Center x 6000 Glades Rd. x Boca Raton x 561.338.7500 x Lunch and Dinner daily. Sushi Masa47140 Beracasa

Way x Boca Raton x 561.395.8862 x Dinner nightly. Sushi Ray4Shops at Boca Center x 5250 Town Center Circle x Boca Raton x 561.394.9506 x Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. SUSHI THAI4100 N.E. Second St. x Boca Raton 561.750.4448 x Lunch and Dinner daily. Sushi Zen422191 Powerline Rd.

x Boca Raton x 561.392.8778 x Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. Taisho420423 State Road 7 x

Boca Raton x 561.479.0041 x Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. 122

Tempura House4The Reserve x

St. Tropez47000 W. Camino Real x

9858 Clint Moore Rd. x Boca Raton x 561.883.6088 x Lunch and Dinner daily.

Boca Raton x 561.368.8580 x Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.

Uncle Tai’s4Shops at Boca

Tea-Licious Tearoom & Gifts44997-B W. Atlantic Ave. x

Center x 5250 Town Center Circle x Boca Raton x 561.368.8806 x Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly.

Delray Beach x 561.638.5155 x Breakfast and Lunch, MondaySaturday.

Yokohama49168 Glades Rd. x Boca Raton x 561.451.1707 x Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.

ZED4514201 Plaza Real x Boca



Boheme Bistro41118 E. Atlantic

The Melting Pot45455 N.

Ave. x Delray Beach x 561.278.4899 x Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.

Raton x 561.393.3451 x Dinner nightly, Lounge nightly, Brunch Sunday.

Federal Hwy. x Boca Raton x 561.997.7472 x Dinner nightly.

Cielo4Boca Raton Resort

Greenfield’s on Atlantic4

La Cigale4253 S.E. Fifth Ave. x Delray Beach x 561.265.0600 x Dinner nightly.

Le Pavillon414812 S.E. Military

Tr. x Delray Beach x 561.499.9882 x Dinner nightly. Le Rivage4450 N.E. 20th St. x

Boca Raton x 561.620.0033 x Lunch Wednesday-Friday, Dinner Monday-Saturday. Lola Restaurant and UltraLounge4The Shoppes

at Addison Place x 16950 Jog Rd. x Delray Beach x 561.496.5652 x Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner daily. Tiramisu

4170 W. Camino

Real x Boca Raton x 561.368.7910 x Dinner nightly. Olio Bistro442 S.E. Second Ave. x Delray Beach x 561.278.6633 x Lunch Tuesday-Friday, Dinner Tuesday-Saturday.

T h e B o c a R at o n Ob s e r v e r

Carrabba’s Italian Grill4

Wharfside Plaza x 6909 S.W. 18th St. x Boca Raton x 561.544.8838 x Lunch and Dinner daily 4335 E. Linton Blvd. x Delray Beach x 561.266.9393 x Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly. Caruso Ristorante4Royal Palm Place x 187 S.E. Mizner Blvd. x Boca Raton x 561-367-7488 x Lunch and Dinner, Monday-Saturday. Casa D’Angelo4171 E. Palmetto Park Rd. x Boca Raton x 561.338.1703 x Dinner nightly.

Cucina Mio4Shoppes at Addison Place x 16950 Jog Rd. x Delray Beach x 561.499.9419 x Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly.

5199 W. Atlantic Ave. x Delray Beach x 561.498.5010 x Dinner nightly.

Town Center x 6676 Parkside Drive x Parkland x 954.755.0708 x Dinner nightly.

Town Center x 6000 Glades Rd. x Boca Raton x 561.268.2805 x Lunch and Dinner daily.

Coal Mine Pizza4Royal Palm Place x 399 S.E. Mizner Blvd. x Boca Raton x 561.826.2625 x Lunch and Dinner daily.

& Club x 501 E. Camino Real x 561.447.3222 x Dinner WednesdaySunday.

Le French Bistro4Parkland

California Pizza Kitchen4

Italian Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza4Shops at Boca Grove x

21065 Powerline Rd. x Boca Raton x 561.218.66004115 N.E. Sixth Ave. x Delray Beach x 561.273.9898 x Lunch and Dinner daily. Arturo’s Ristorante46750

N. Federal Hwy. x Boca Raton x x Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly. 561.997.7373

Basil Garden45837 N. Federal

Hwy. x Boca Raton x 561.994.2554 x Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. Bova Prime4401 E. Las Olas Blvd. x Fort Lauderdale x 954.767.6555 x Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. Cafe Bellino4180 S. Federal

Hwy. x Boca Raton x 561.393.2844 x Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. Caffe Luna Rosa434 S. Ocean

Blvd. x Delray Beach x 561.274.9404 x Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.

Ferraro’s48208 Glades Rd. x Boca Raton x 561.477.2750 x Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner SundaySaturday. Giovanni’s Coal Fire Pizza4

Waterway Shoppes at Parkland x 7625 N. State Road 7 x Parkland x 954.345.9282 x Lunch and Dinner daily. Il Bacio429 S.E. Second Ave. x

Delray Beach x 561.865.7783 x Dinner Wednesday-Sunday. Il Girasole4Tropic Square x 1911 S. Federal Hwy. x Delray Beach x 561.272.3566 x Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. Josephine’s Italian Restaurant45751 N. Federal Hwy. x

Boca Raton x 561.988.0668 x Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. LaStellas Restaurant and Catering 4159 E. Palmetto Park

Rd. x Boca Raton x 561.544.2081 x Dinner Tuesday-Saturday. La Luna Bistro4The Polo Shoppes x 5030 Champion Blvd. x Boca Raton x 561.997.1165 x Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.




4351 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.8403 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. 451 East Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.0208 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner daily. LILLY’S

21090 St. Andrews Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.361.8244 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. MAGGIANO’S

MATTEO’S RESTAURANT 233 S. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.0773 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner daily.

Shoppes at Blue Lake ❘ 1200 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998. BEST (2378) ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. PEACE A PIZZA

4400 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.2920 ❘ Dinner nightly. POSITANO

5999 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.994.3495 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. RENZO’S OF BOCA

3360 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.5520 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Saturday. RINO VESUVIO

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Royal Palm Place ❘ 99 Royal Palm Place ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.367.9779 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. RISTORANTE SAPORI

Turkish Restaurant & Taverna Mediterranean-Style Weekend Brunch 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $10.95/Per Person All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $11.95/Per Person

Full Bar & Bring Your Own Bottle Of Wine Live Music with Belly Dancer on Thursday-Friday-Saturday Private Parties




ROSARIO’S RISTORANTE Royal Palm Place ❘ 145 S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.393.0758 ❘ Dinner nightly. SAPORISSIMO 366 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.2333 ❘ Dinner nightly.

41 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.245.7598 ❘ Lunch and Dinner nightly. SPERANZA


Pointe ❘ 6006 S.W. 18th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.393.6757 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly. 119 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.1944 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly. TRAMONTI

499 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.393.6715 ❘ Dinner nightly. TRATTORIA ROMANA

290 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.9570 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Wednesday-Sunday. VIC AND ANGELO’S



Mizner Park ❘ 344 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.447.2257 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. VILLAGIO ITALIAN EATERY

The Reserve ❘ 9858 Clint Moore Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.470.0112 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly. VILLA ROSANO


114 N.E. Second St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.869.0030 ❘ Dinner Monday-Saturday.

LATIN/CARIBBEAN CARIBBEAN GRILL 1332 N.W. Second Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.0161 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.

3350 N.W. Boca Raton Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.8860 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly (closed Sunday June-November). CUBAN CAFE RESTAURANT

105 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.274.9090 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

CHEF FRANK ROSANO Exclusively at Villa Rosano


411 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.6565 ❘ Dinner nightly. GOL, TASTE OF BRAZIL

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INCA GRILL 47 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.3553 ❘ Lunch Saturday-Sunday, Dinner Tuesday-Friday.

4631 State Road 7 ❘ Ste. 26 ❘ Coral Springs ❘ 954.755.0941 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. MEDELLIN RESTAURANT

900 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.279.2300 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly, Brunch Saturday and Sunday. OLD CALYPSO

Mission Bay Plaza ❘ 20455 State Road 7 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.451.1070 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. PADRINO’S

Palm Trail Plaza ❘ 800 Palm Tr. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.265.1368 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner TuesdaySunday, Brunch Sunday. PINEAPPLE GRILLE

MEXICAN 201 N.W. First Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.394.5449 ❘ 1310 S. Federal Hwy. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.596.1305 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly. BAJA CAFE UNO


Boca Raton ❘ 561.394.9990 ❘ Dinner nightly.

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ROCCO’S TACOS AND TEQUILA BAR Boca Center Shopping Plaza ❘

5250 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.416.2131 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. SEÑOR BURRITO 513 N.E. 20th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.6600 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Mizner Park ❘ 449 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.300.3530 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, Brunch Saturday and Sunday. UNCLE JULIO’S

ORGANIC The Shoppes at Addison Place ❘ 16950 Jog Rd. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.455.2466 ❘ Dinner nightly. THE GREEN GOURMET

SANDWICHES/DELI The Reserve ❘ 9942 Clint Moore Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.470.9963 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.


BOCA DOLCE BAKERY & CAFE Lakeside Centre ❘ 8202 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.479.4011 ❘ Breakfast and Lunch daily. THE GELATO SHOP PERINI (KOSHER)

8177 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.716.0389 ❘ Lunch Sunday-Friday, Dinner Saturday and Sunday. GRILL TIME (KOSHER) 8177 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.482.3699 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Sunday-Thursday, Closed Friday-Saturday.

22191 Powerline Rd., #5A ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.391.3318 ❘ Sunday-Friday, Closed Saturday. KOSHER MARKETPLACE


814 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.276.0013 ❘ Breakfast and Lunch daily. Polo Shops ❘ 5030 Champion Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.241.5903 2200 Glades Rd., #700 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.4181 Regency Court ❘ 3013 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.9911 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily. TOOJAY’S GOURMET DELI

SEAFOOD 14820 Military Tr. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.8338 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.


40 S. Ocean Blvd. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.3364 ❘ Breakfast Saturday-Sunday, Lunch and Dinner daily. BOSTON’S ON THE BEACH





CITY FISH MARKET7940 Glades Rd. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.1600 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. CITY OYSTER213 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘

Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.0220 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly.

FINZ RAW BAR & GRILL710 Linton Blvd. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.1960 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

VOTED FAVORITE ITALIAN RESTAURANT Incredible Food Full Liquor Bar Extensive Wine List Hand Tossed Pizza Original Recipes Old World Atmosphere Full Catering Menu Lunch Mon-Sat Dinner 7 days


St. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.437.7888 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.


Blvd. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.571.5220 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.


634 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.3390 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Saturday, Dinner Sunday only. JAKE’S STONE CRABRoyal Palm Plaza ❘ 514 Via de Palmas ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.1055 ❘ Lunch Friday-Sunday, Dinner nightly.

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6000 W. Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.447.2112 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. LINDA BEAN'S 200 East Atlantic Ave. ❘

Delray Beach ❘ 561.276.2502 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S

University Commons ❘ 1400 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.394.2428 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, Brunch Sunday. 32 EAST32 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray

Beach ❘ 561.276.7868 ❘ Dinner nightly.

TRULUCK’SMizner Park ❘ 351 Plaza Real ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.391.0755 ❘ Dinner nightly.

THE WHALE RAW BAR & FISH HOUSE7619 State Road 7 ❘ Parkland ❘ 954.345.9190

❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.


Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.361.5783 Lunch and Dinner, Monday-Sunday. O

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FITTING TRIBUTE Honoring A Community Of Men With Caring Hearts

I Tim Snow

During the luncheon, more than 300 attendees paid tribute to an outstanding group of men for their exceptional dedication of time, talent and resources for the betterment of our community.

t was a full house at Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton recently, where honorees from 18 nonprofit organizations were recognized at the 9th Annual Men with Caring Hearts Awards Luncheon benefiting Florence Fuller Child Development Centers (FFCDC). During the luncheon, more than 300 attendees paid tribute to an outstanding group of men for their exceptional dedication of time, talent and resources for the betterment of our community. The luncheon, which was chaired by FFCDC Board of Directors’ Vice President Peggy Henry and FFCDC Board Member Carrie Rubin, raised $85,000 to support FFCDC’s comprehensive programs for children from low-income families. Chosen to receive the “2010 Biggest Heart Award” was Tim Snow, president of the George Snow Scholarship Fund, which provides educational grants to some of Palm Beach County’s brightest and most deserving students and single parents. Shawn Friedkin, honoree for Stand Among Friends, was awarded the “2010 Tiffany Outstanding Service Award,” and extolled for being a special friend to multiple community nonprofit agencies.

Shawn Friedkin

Fellow honorees were: Edward I. Burns, Boca Raton Community Hospital Foundation; Michael Daszkal, The Haven; Jay DiPietro, SOS


Children’s Villages – Florida; Robert Greenberg, Donna Klein Jewish Academy; Brian Handleman, Horses & the Handicapped of South Florida; Jeff Hollander, Pine Crest School; Patrick M. Park, American Heart Association; Eugene “Gene” Pawlowski, Boca Raton Police Services Department; Gary Peters, Boca Helping Hands; Doug Rolfe, The Boca Raton Central Rotary Club; Ken Ronan, Tri County Humane Society; Mark Scheer, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers; Charles Shane, Golden Bell Education Foundation; Mickey Silverman, Junior League of Boca Raton; Michael Spears, United Way of Palm Beach County; Badara Alioune Taal, Florida Atlantic University; and Tom Thayer, Kiwanis Club of Boca Raton. Neil Meany, Director of Tiffany & Co. Boca Raton, served as master of ceremonies and the event opened with a musical performance by the children of FFCDC. For more than three decades, FFCDC has made a positive difference in the lives of young children from economically challenged families in our community. The organization provides quality childcare, early education, family support programs and the only Head Start preschool in Boca Raton. O For more information, call 561-391-7274 or visit ffcdc.org.

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CARE GIVER Local Nonprofit Organization Becomes A National Resource


he Boca Raton-based American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY) is the only organization in the United States that identifies, recognizes and supports children who care for ill, aging and/or disabled family members. In celebration of its new role as the national resource for youth caregivers throughout the country, AACY held a national kick-off at the Broken Sound Club that combined awards, action and advocacy. “The AACY represents the nationwide expansion of the Caregiving Youth Project (CYP), the Palm Beach County-based program on which AACY is modeled,” explained Fred Galland, board chairman. “We

are especially pleased that over 250 local, state and county elected officials, leaders in the health and education fields and community supporters recognize its importance and joined us at the celebration.” Among those who received honors for furthering the organization’s goals were Ann Faraone, Ed.D., retired Director of Student Intervention Services for Palm Beach County Schools; Connie Siskowski, RN, Ph.D., founder and president of both CYP and AACY; and 15 local youth caregivers who received Awards of Courage for sharing their personal stories with the public.

sistance, support and education to more than 5,000 students in Palm Beach County. Currently, it’s working with more than 275 youth caregivers who entered the project from seven middle schools in the county. Its first Florida affiliate is the Caregiving Youth Project of Pinellas.

Since its inception in 2006, the Caregiving Youth Project has provided as-

“Our work in Palm Beach County has been only the tip of the iceberg,”

Art Johnson, Mark Hansen, Connie Siskowski and Ann Killets

stated Dr. Siskowski. “There are more than 1.3 million children throughout the United States who face the challenges of juggling the adult-sized responsibilities of caring for ill, aging or disabled family members while trying to keep up at school.” O

L For more information, call 561-391-7401, e-mail connie@aacy.org or visit aacy.org.



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around town HAPPENINGS

STANDING OVATION Restaurants Help Celebrate “New” Caldwell Theatre Company


n the true spirit of a united community, citizens of Boca Raton joined to celebrate the Heroes Extravaganza of the “New” Caldwell Theatre Company. “The evening exceeded all our expectations,” said Board Chairman Sam Caliendo. “By combining a Who’s Who of Broadway talent along with the participation of Boca Raton’s world-famous restaurants, we re-established Caldwell as Boca Raton’s essential destination on the South Florida scene.” Donors were greeted into the stunning Caldwell Theatre lobby with the sophisticated jazz renderings of Bill Parsons, Jorge Garcia and Julie Jensen, along with the sensuous aromas of almost 20 participating restaurants, all of whom earned the title “Hero” under the capable coordination of Chef Lillo Teodosi of Caruso Ristorante.

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An engaging point of interest was provided by David Rosenberg Diamonds, who invited supporters to find real diamonds in a miniature sandbox. Next, guests were whisked into the theater where a Vegas-style variety show began with a recreation of the opening dance number from Caldwell’s original musical, Vices: A Love Story. Other highlights included Melissa Minyard’s emotional rendition of I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables, Broadway star and recording artist Billy Porter’s engrossing performance of his original song Time and Tony Award winner Gary Beach of Producers fame, who performed I Am What I Am from La Cage aux Folles. Finally, supporters were treated to decadent desserts and a performance by 12year-old violin prodigy Sage McBride.

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“What we properly articulated with the Heroes Extravaganza was the right balance of showcasing 35 years of history of some of the best theatrical productions in South Florida, along with the “New” Caldwell’s commitment to “Acting, Different”, said Marta Batmasian, event vice chair. “Just wait until everyone sees the announcements for our new programming for the summer and fall.” O


L For more information, call 561-241-7432 or visit caldwelltheatre.com.






around town HAPPENINGS

FUTURE LEADER North Broward Preparatory School Student A Standout


orth Broward Prep student Darryl Gene Long, Jr. wants to restore faith in government and defend our constitution. And he’s only 17.

Admitted early to Georgetown University, the high school senior plans to study politics and is one of two students in Florida selected as a delegate to the recent 48th Annual United States Senate Youth Program held in Washington, D.C. During the week-long program, Long, Jr. attended meetings and briefings with government leaders and members of the national media.

Darryl Gene Long, Jr.

President Obama and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor were among the key speakers at the session, where 104 students from across the country gained knowledge about the interrelationships of the three branches of government, the caliber and responsibilities of federally elected and appointed officials and the vital importance of democratic decision-making not only for America but for people around the world. Long, Jr. was selected to attend the program by Dr. Eric Smith, Florida’s Commissioner of Education, because of his academic success – he ranks in the top 1 percent of students in Florida – and for his involvement in his school and community. He has accomplished a great deal in his 17 years – he’s an IB Diploma Candidate, Student Government President, basketball team captain, National Achievement Scholar, Silver Knight Nominee and an American Mensa Member. North Broward Preparatory School prepares students for college in grades PK-12 in Coconut Creek and is a member of Meritas, an international family of private, college preparatory schools. O

L For more information, call 954-247-0179 or visit nbps.org.



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Cultural Festival At Royal Palm Place A Success


rowds were transported through song and dance to the Polynesian Islands of Hawaii, Tahiti, Maori, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and more during the recent 1st Annual Boca Raton Polynesian Cultural Festival at Royal Palm Place. The festival’s opening commenced with the blowing of the conch shell, traditionally used to summon villagers to special occasions, and concluded with an amazing Samoan Fire Knife dance. During the fun festival, the young and young-at-heart participated in island dance lessons and contests and enjoyed cultural demonstrations including basket weaving, coconut husking, hat weaving with coconut leaves and coconut milk making.



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This beautiful dance form has been practiced for hundreds of years throughout the Pacific, consisting of hand and hip movements that symbolize words and tell stories. There are two types of hula: Kahiko is the ancient form of the dance accompanied by chants and Auana is danced to music. The mission of the Polynesian Culture Association (PCA) is to preserve, promote and share the culture of the Polynesian people. Next year’s Polynesian Cultural Festival is already scheduled for March 6, 2011 and it’s expected to be even bigger and better. O



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MISSION POSSIBLE Local Surgeon And Nurse Team Provide Medical Relief In Haiti


effrey Miller, M.D., a urological surgeon at Boca Raton Community Hospital (BRCH), traveled to Haiti to assist the vast number of earthquake victims still seeking medical attention. With him were a number of the hospital’s Creole-speaking nurses and physical therapists, who served as team leaders and teachers for Haitian nurses still struggling to provide medical care amidst the post-earthquake devastation.


Dr. Jeffrey Miller in Haiti

“I have been to Haiti several times over the past two years performing mainly urologic surgery,” said Dr. Miller. “But now I see an urgent need for more widespread clinical assistance.” Just three days before the earthquake on January 12th, Dr. Miller had arrived in Haiti to provide voluntary medical services at the Hôpital Sacré Coeur (HSC) in Milot. The earthquake struck during a routine prostate operation being performed by Dr. Miller and his team. Given that the hospital did not sustain major damage, the staff began preparing the 50-bed hospital for the arrival of hundreds of quake victims from Portau-Prince, 65 miles to the south. Since the disaster, the hospital has become a 400bed, multi-specialty triage center in desperate need of staff and supplies to carry out its mission. Over the next 12 months, Dr. Miller and his wife Rachel, a registered nurse, will be coordinating the credentialing and travel arrangements for BRCH nurses and ancillary medical staff volunteering their expertise to the people in Haiti. O




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UNFORGETTABLE AFFAIR More Than $65,000 Raised For Louis And Anne Green Memory And Wellness Center


ore than 200 guests enjoyed a glamorous evening at the annual Shades of Green event to benefit the Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Held at the Eleanor R. Baldwin House on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, the evening raised more than $65,000. The event was hosted by Honorary Chairs Nicolas Breuer, M.D., David Hevert, M.D. and Robert Sonneborn, M.D. It was presented by the Caring Hearts Auxiliary and chaired by Board Members Cibi

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Hoffman and Holli Rockwell and Auxiliary Member Becky Davis, along with committee members Morgan Green, Krissy Martinez, Maria Selvaggio Maughan, Michelle Kaufman, Leslie Schroeder and Lynda Willlams. It was a grand affair: The milieu recreated the elegance of a posh 1950s nightclub complete with live music of the era. “The stately president’s house was the perfect setting for this event,” said Hoffman. “Our Auxiliary members truly have what it takes to bring our community together for this deserv-

Louis and Anne Green and Cibi Hoffman

ing cause. Thanks to them, we are able to support scholarships for Day Center participants and caregiver support programs.” The Memory and Wellness Center, located on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, is part of Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and averages more than 14,000 visits per year. The Center offers a wide range of services and programs to individuals with mild to moderate memory disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias; its Day Center provides an active place for families to bring spouses or parents who are

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experiencing memory loss, while caregiver programs provide muchneeded support. “We are grateful to the members of our Caring Hearts Auxiliary for their dedication and hard work and to our sponsors for their generosity and commitment to the Center which enables us to continue to provide compassionate, innovative services for families living with memory disorders,” said Denise Sparks, Ph.D., director. O

L For more information, call 561-297-0502 or visit fau.edu/memorywellnesscenter.


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South Palm Beach County Israel Bonds Campaign


arry Altschul has been named co-chair of the South Palm Beach County Israel Bonds campaign, it was announced by Bonds President and CEO Joshua Matza. As part of his new leadership responsibility, Altschul will work with Skip Nashban, co-chair of South Palm Beach County, and Palm Beach County Community Chair Michael J. Lazar to ensure continued strong support for Israel through investment in Israel bonds. “Larry Altschul will be an excellent asset to the South Palm Beach campaign,” Matza said. “I am confident his strong leadership will help provide vital economic resources for Israel and greatly expand the number of individuals participating in the Bonds program.”

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Altschul, who, with wife Karen was honored in 2008 at the prestigious Israel Bonds campaign inaugural in Boca Raton, has been involved in Jewish communal and Israel-related causes for many years. In his native Cleveland, he served in a number of top-level capacities with the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland and its affiliated agencies, including Mt. Sinai Hospital, Jewish Family Service Association, the JCC and the Montefiore Home for the Aged. Since moving to Boca Raton, he has become a prominent leader with the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, serving two years as president. He also served on the board and executive committee of AIPAC and is a committee member of the board of governors of the Jewish Agency for Israel. “We look forward to Larry’s involvement at the chairmanship level and anticipate excellent achievements for the Bonds campaign,” said Michael Lazar, Boca Bonds leader and Israel Bonds’ national Prime Minister’s Club chairman. Added Skip Nashban: “Larry is an enthusiastic advocate for Israel, which I know will translate into significant results for Israel and Israel Bonds.” O

L For more information, call 561-988-3066 or 1-800-229-7611, or visit israelbonds.com.

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Do your toes say, “There’s a fungus-among-us?” You probably have a common condition called “Onychomycosis” (on-ee-kó-my-ko-sis) or a yellowing underneath your toenails caused by an ugly fungus. It will not go away quickly with topical or oral medications. It is also extremely contagious. Dr. Dean Dorfman has a new pain-free laser treatment that kills the fungus after one 30-minute treatment. Shoes and nail polish can be worn immediately after treatment.





05.10 May 8 With his signature cowboy hat, snug jeans and sultry scowl (not to mention killer pipes), singer Tim McGraw has all the fixings to join the ranks of Willie, Waylon, Hank and Merle as country music royalty. The Louisiana native’s self-titled first album was released in 1993, but it wasn’t until his second album, Not a Moment Too Soon (which topped the Billboard country charts for 26 weeks and grossed $8 million) the following year that he received serious radio play and superstar status. He’s since had 10 consecutive hit albums and won honors including 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 10 American Music Awards and three Grammy Awards. Married to singer Faith Hill, McGraw also acts, having appeared in films The Kingdom, Friday Night Lights and, most recently, The Blind Side. But fans love him for his music: The show starts at 7 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, with opening acts Lady Antebellum and Love & Theft.


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MAY 12 Jazz On The Latin Side-Negroni’s Trio-Gold Coast Jazz (Amaturo Theater) Show begins at 7:45 p.m.

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events MAY 7-23 Through The Looking Glass, A Musical This adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s book is a fast-moving musical full of mystery and danger. Starts at 7 p.m. Takes place at Sol Children’s Theatre Troupe in Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-447-8829 or visit solchildren.org. MAY 7-8 North Broward Fine Arts Department Dance Recital Starts at 7 p.m. Takes place at Township Theatre in Coconut Creek. For more information, call 954-247-0000. MAY 8 THROUGH JUNE 13 Three Tall Women West Palm Beach’s resident professional theater company celebrates its 10th anniversary with this Edward Albee Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Takes place at Palm Beach Dramaworks. For more information, call 561-232-9918 or visit palmbeachdramaworks.org.

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05.10 MAY 14 10th Annual Goldie’s Gang JM Lexus Golf Classic Radio personality Steve “Goldie” Goldstein hosts this event to benefit Goldie’s Gang, a charity that sends underprivileged and/or handicapped children to live sporting events. Takes place at The Miccosukee Golf & Country Club in Miami. For more information, call 754-244-7567 or visit goldiesgang.com. MAY 15 Start Your Own Butterfly Garden Learn how to attract butterflies to your own back yard. Starts at 11 a.m. Takes place at Butterfly World in Coconut Creek. For more information, call 954-9774434 or visit butterflyworld.com. MAY 16 International Museum Day A tribute to museums. Starts at 10 a.m. Takes place at Boca Raton Museum of Art. For more information, call 561-392-2500 or visit bocamuseum.org. MAY 16-17 7th Annual Jason Taylor Celebrity Golf Classic Proceeds benefit the foundation, Holtz Children’s Hospital and Take Stock In Children. Starts at 7 a.m. Takes place at Grande Oaks Golf Club of Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call 954424-0799 or visit jasontaylorfoundation.org. MAY 17 THROUGH JULY 12 Singing On Stage For Kids And Teens This course introduces students ages 10 through 18 the art of singing on stage. Starts at 7 p.m. Takes place at Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton. For more information, call 561347-3900 or visit sugarsandpark.org. MAY 18 Tikkun L’eil Shavuot-Celebration Of The Festival Of Shavuot Examining the future of Judaism. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Takes place at Temple Beth El of Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-391-8900. MAY 18 AND MAY 25 Project Nuremberg A class on the Holocaust and Nuremberg trial documents. Starts at noon. Takes place at Temple Beth El of Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-391-8900.

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International Designer Michael Weiss Speaks About New Modernism Collection At Robb & Stucky Interiors In Boca Raton Michael Weiss launched his new Modernism Collection this spring, making a personal appearance at the Robb & Stucky Interiors showroom in Boca Raton to meet with staff and customers alike. The collection, which reflects the international designer’s love for 19th and 20th century classic Modern style, is available at Robb & Stucky locations nationwide. Weiss’ designs appeal to a new generation of collectors who are selecting investment-quality furniture. “They want their homes to reflect individuality, style and taste,” Weiss said. Robb & Stucky, Mizner Park, 200 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561-347-1717; robbstucky.com.

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Third Location Of European Auto Service, Inc. Now Open In East Boca European Auto Service, Inc. is a family owned and operated business with three locations to serve you. They are located in Aventura, West Boca Raton and their newest location is in East Boca Raton. For over 30 years they have specialized in European car repairs. They pride themselves in giving the service and attention you expect as a European motor car owner. Please call them at 561-451-0502 in West Boca or 561-416-6099 in East Boca for the personal luxury you expect. They service world-class automobiles and the world-class people who drive them. European Auto Service, Inc., 2740 N.W. First Ave., Boca Raton, 561-4166099; bocaeuropean.com.

The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach is revamping its casual fare menu and introducing a delectable array of gourmet burgers, sandwiches and salads at its cool beachfront restaurant, Breeze. Under the direction of acclaimed Executive Chef Ryan Artim, this oceanfront burger bar offers yet another distinct dining experience for resort guests. Breeze’s new menu is served up in a relaxed and cozy setting, as the restaurant offers exclusive seating for guests to marvel in the majestic views and breathe in the crisp ocean air with sand between their toes. G. Richard Cohen, M.D. Illuminated by tiki torches, this oceanfront enclave is Palm Beach’s barefoot elegance at its best. The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach, 100 South Ocean Blvd., Manalapan, 561-533-6000; ritzcarlton.com.



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Remember The Troops America’s Moms For Soldiers Sends Care Overseas By Marissa Hicken don’t let a soldier walk away “Please from mail call with nothing.” This is the motto of America’s Moms For Soldiers, a Pompano Beach nonprofit organization that sends monthly care packages filled with ChapSticks, Chex Mix and other treats and necessities to young troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. For many of these soldiers, typically no older than 22 and with no family support, these packages are the only sign they get that someone cares. Fort Lauderdale resident Karla Smiley couldn’t ignore this harsh reality while attending her son’s graduation from basic training in Fort Benning, Ga. She saw so many soldiers by themselves. “It made me worried about them because who would send them letters and packages; who would tell them to be strong and that someone is there for them and praying for them every night? It made me sad that they stood there alone.” So she decided to take action. She started small, collecting names of 20 soldiers stationed with her son. Funded by a second job and the generosity of friends, family and volunteers, she began purchasing supplies suggested by army chaplains and got to work preparing care packages. People noticed and soon, so did the media. After the Sun Sentinel pub160

lished an article commending her work, she received myriad community phone calls. One of those calls came from Judy Smith, a mother of a U.S. Army Infantry Lieutenant. Smith also knew of young soldiers with no family support and had considered starting her own organization. It made sense for Smith and Smiley to join forces and in January 2009, they formed America’s Moms For Soldiers. The organization now supports more than 1,200 service members with referrals provided by military command, chaplains and family readiness groups. Once someone is accepted into the program, they receive a monthly care package until they return home. Packages include a letter of support and a non-denominational prayer.

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These packages mean so much to the troops, Smith emphasizes. “My son stationed in Afghanistan told me there are three things that affect morale: food, living conditions and mail. When you don’t have the first two, the mail is so important.” Want to help? The organization needs money for postage, as well as donations of supplies such as Tylenol and granola bars (a complete list is on the organization’s Web site). Volunteers are also welcome to write letters. For more information, call 954-358-9358 or visit americasmomsforsoldiers.com. O

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