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February 11-17, 2009

The Grill on the Alley hosts 'famously American' ribbon-cutting reception BY BARI AUERBACH

Miami-Dade County." Friends from IDEA, Tanenbaum Insurance, Imperial Club, Stern Bloom Media and AFLAC agreed The Grill on the Alley is ideally located in the mall's courtyard piazza, featuring more than 7,000 square-feet of indoor and patio seating for up to 250 diners. Teams from Eggwhites Catering, Ultimate Boxing & Fitness, Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center and Bookkeepers USA had rave reviews for The Grill's sophisticated yet unpretentious ambiance plus superior quality classic American food. Inducted into the Nation's Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame in 1995, The Grill is also a member of the Distinguished Restaurants of North America and was recognized by the Wall Street Journal as a powerlunch spot where "the business elite" can enjoy specialty sandwiches like the Santa Fe Chicken Wrap, The Grill Cobb Salad, Steak

From Rodeo Drive - to Country Club Drive‌The Grill on the Alley recently celebrated the opening of its seventh flagship restaurant at Aventura Mall with a gala ribbon cutting and networking reception attended by over 120 Aventura Marketing Council business and community leaders. Aventura Mayor Susan Gottlieb, Vice Mayor Billy Joel, Commissioners Zev Auerbach, Teri Holzberg, Michael Stern and Luz Weinberg and City Manager Eric Soroka joined North Miami Beach Councilwoman Phyllis Smith in the ribbon-cutting ceremony with Grill on the Alley general manager David Rufener and assistant general manager Jeff Martin, who helped welcome the great turnout of guests invited to enjoy the "famously Aventura City Officials join Grill on the Alley team for ceremonial ribbon cutting (L-R): Ashley Highfield; Patricia Hessler; Aventura Vice Mayor Billy Joel; Mayor Susan Gottlieb; David Rufener; North Miami Beach Councilwoman American" evening. Phyllis Smith; Aventura Commissioners Teri Holzberg and Michael Stern; City Manager Eric Soroka; Commissioners Leaders from Aventura Mall, Northern Luz Weinberg and Zev Auerbach Trust, Aventura Hospital and Bloomingdale's were especially impressed by the Grill's recipe for success. Reminiscent of oldtime grills in New York and San Francisco, the original Beverly Hills restaurant opened in 1984 and became an instant hit serving a classic menu of prime steaks, chops, fresh seafood, pasta and freshly prepared salads. Colleagues from IDB Grill on the Alley ~ Aventura team: Ashley Highfield, dining Dan Palmer, Aventura News; MaryAnn Sciullo and Sherley The Grill on the Alley's Lorenzo Zapata serves up signature bar bites manager; David Rufener, general manager; Patricia Morris, Jet Printing; Shelley Costing, Miami Gardens Florist; (L-R) Debbie Blasberg-Sander, Bookkeepers USA; Scott Sander, Bank, Wachovia Securities, room Hessler, dining room manager; Jeff Martin, assistant general Peter Fisher, Woodbury Financial Services Sander & Associates; Jeff and Ellen Greenfield, The Data Boutique; EWM Realty and Miami- manager Francine Sabin, The Toner Company; Jill Spear, Eggwhites Special Event Catering Dade College learned that under the leadership of CEO Philip Gay, The Grill is continuing its legendary traditions in major cities Salad, Shrimp Louie and Angel Hair Pasta Dinner" served after 5 p.m. on Sundays with professional "mixologists." cream spinach, baked potato, Yorkshire Before the memorable evening was over, including San Jose, Hollywood, Chicago, Pomodoro. everyone was already looking forward to Entrepreneurs from Potamkin Honda, pudding, au jus and creamy horseradish. Dallas - and now Aventura. Busy executives from The Apple returning to The Grill on the Alley for the best "We believe our fine-dining restaurant Keller Williams, O'Connell & Goldberg and concept is perfectly suited for Aventura Mall, Christine Lee's discovered The Grill on the Organization, Hadassah, Classic Residence by "famously American" dining experience that which is a leading high-end shopping destina- Alley lives up to their motto "quality without Hyatt, State Farm and The Credit Council always has a happy ending like Hazelnut tion for international visitors and is also one of compromise" with dinner dishes like Prime marked their calendars for relaxing at the Kahlua Crème Brulee topped with the highest grossing malls in the country," Gay New York Steak, Bone-In Filet Mignon, Grill's Happy Hours Monday through Friday caramelized sugar! For reservations or more information said. "We look forward to introducing our Charbroiled Scottish Salmon, Parmesan from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the bar with freshly prepared American cuisine and uncom- Crusted Chilean Sea Bass, Pan-Seared Sea complimentary appetizers. The Grill is also about the take-out and catering menu, phone promising service to the visitors and local Scallops, Oven Roasted Garlic Chicken, famous for hand- crafted martinis, cocktails The Grill on the Alley at Aventura Mall: 305patrons of Aventura Mall and Braised Short Ribs and the "Prime Rib and classic highballs prepared by 466-7195.


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Ultimate Boxing & Fitness hosts Student Connection “The BEST field trip we’ve ever had!”…..”Can we do this again?”……”I learned so much!” These were some of the comments from students participating in the Aventura Marketing Council’s Student Connection field trip to Ultimate Boxing & Fitness in North Miami Beach. Each month, the Education Committee of the Aventura Marketing Council, chaired by Eileen Glastein, Bnai Zion Foundation, takes a trip to a different site to learn about career options. Miami-Dade Comm. Sally Heyman sponsors the buses so approximately 90 students from the Council’s seven Dade Partner schools can discover new careers. Gail Gensler, partner in Ultimate Boxing & Fitness, said “ The students were completely engaged! We had six stations set up for them…..we taught them how to box and kickbox, participate in a spinning class , receive instruction in ju jitsu, as well as learn about flexibility and nutritional counseling. My trainers really enjoyed working with them, and said there were some exciting potential prospects for their teams. It truly was a joy to have these students with us!” According to Eileen Glastein, “The whole event was so impactful on the children …. you couldn’t help but share their excitement and enthusiasm. The trainers were so good with the kids and gave them such positive reinforcement, it’s no wonder they want to go back there. Even the faculty members from the schools were talking about how wonderful this event was and were thinking about this type of event as a great stressreliever after FCAT testing!” Ultimate Boxing & Fitness is located at 2148 NE 164th Street, North Miami Beach, call 305-405-6151 or visit ultimateboxingandfitness.com


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Simcha Chapter of Hadassah honors Aventura Mayor Susan Gottlieb

Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach offers exceptional beachfront Valentine's Day dining experience and wine tasting The stress of creating the perfectly romantic evening for you and your loved one is no longer necessary. On Valentine’s Day, allow Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach to provide the moonlit setting, enchanting musical backdrop and culinary experience for the perfect al fresco dinner. Lovebirds can flock to Acqualina’s beachfront restaurant, Costa Grill for a special four-course dinner created by Acqualina’s Chef Marc Debas. Private tables will be set on the Valentine lawn adorned with red rose petals and candlelight waiting for Cupid to shoot his arrows. Diners will enjoy the chef’s sensational Sonoma Salad consisting of hearts of palm, organic mixed greens, avocado, apple, smoked bacon, gorgonzola and heirloom tomatoes tossed in a mango truffle vinaigrette; Then set to try the Herb Crusted Sea Bass accompanied by grilled asparagus and baby spinach in a saffron broth; moving onto the delectable Colorado Lamb Chops drizzled with mint bordelaise and bouquet of baby vegetables and polenta heart; and for dessert the Chocolate Truffle Heart Grand Marnier Crème and fresh berries. This four-course prix fixe Valentine dinner runs only $100 per person. What better way to begin your Valentine’s evening than experiencing Acqualina’s new Saturday Night Wine Tastings on the picturesque Aaria Veranda. Beginning Saturday, February 14th, Acqualina will launch its exciting regional wine

tasting series. February will feature ‘the Beauty and Diversity of French Wines. Complimentary paired canapés and live entertainment on the oceanfront Veranda complete this worldly sensory experience. The evening’s sommelier and wine selections will be provided by Southern Wine and Spirits. Wine Tastings are scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Saturday night with regional wine themes changing monthly. Cost is $25 per person and includes complimentary valet parking. To make reservations and for additional information, call 305-918-6860 or visit acqualinaresort.com

To celebrate Israel's 60th anniversary and "Women of Achievement - To Walk in Their Shoes," the Simcha Chapter of Hadassah will hold its Fifth Annual Fashion Show at the Miami Shores Golf and Country Club on Tuesday, February 24, 6 p.m. The Guest of Honor will be the Honorable Susan Gottlieb, Mayor of Aventura. Gottlieb and other Simcha members will model exquisite shoes and accessories by leading shoe designer Stuart Weitzman. The gala event includes hors' d'oeuvres, cocktails, and complimentary wines by Herzog Winery, followed by a three-course dinner and entertainment. Glatt Kosher is available upon request. In addition to the fashion show, there will be a special musical production by Judy Scott, well-known vocalist, and an exciting narrative about the role of shoes in Jewish history. Adding to the fun, there will be raffle prizes and a Chinese auction. Stuart Weitzman shoes will be available for purchase. Cover for the evening is $96; guests are welcome. Patron's cover

Aventura Mayor Susan Gottlieb

is $125, which includes program recognition. Valet parking is complimentary. Proceeds benefit Hadassah Medical Organization Stem Cell Research. Simcha Chapter of Hadassah, chartered in 2001, meets monthly at The Willie & Celia Trump Synagogue on Williams Island, drawing residents of Aventura and Northeast MiamiDade. For reservations and information about the fashion show, call Jo Ann Rauch, 305-856-1402, or Fanny Korn, 305-792-9193.

Making his mark in Aventura, Cort A. Neimark, Bloomingdale's Aventura welcomes interior designer Stuart Geller for Shareholder with Fowler White Burnett Cort A. Neimark, a shareholder sels clients on asset protection plan"Pre-Wedding" Wedding Party with Fowler White Burnett, has spent ning, succession planning, gift tax more than 20 years advising local business owners and families on their professional and personal affairs. Focusing his practice on corporate, real estate and estate planning matters, Neimark has built a reputation as a prominent legal figure in the local community. In his corporate practice, he assists clients with business entity formation and corporate governance. He has significant experience with the preparation of complex operating and partnership agreements, as well as with non-compete disclosures and confidentiality agreements. Neimark also represents buyers and sellers in mergers and stock, asset purchases and other complex transactions. His work in the real estate arena includes acquisitions, commercial leasing and property dispositions. He represents both lenders and borrowers in commercial and residential mortgage financing transactions. He also assists clients with construction contract negotiation and lien law compliance. In addition, Neimark prepares and executes estate plans for individuals and families. He coun-

planning and generation-skipping transfer tax. He also assists with probate administration. An AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, Neimark has been recognized as a top attorney in prominent legal guides, including the South Florida Bar Journal, Florida Trend "Legal Elite" and Who's Who in American Law. He is actively involved in the community, serving as a member of the Ft. Lauderdale City Economic Development Advisory Board, the Community Foundation of Broward's Professional Advisors Council, the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and the Broward County Unit of the American Cancer Society. "Aventura is defined by its local businesses and families, who are dedicated to helping this community prosper," explains Neimark. "I am fortunate to be a resident of this booming city and look forward to serving the community as it continues to grow." For more information, call 954-377-8100 or visit fowler-white.com

Bloomingdale's Aventura was proud to welcome Stuart Geller of Geller Design Group during its recent "Pre-Wedding" Wedding Party where Geller greeted brides and grooms-tobe with an inspiring display of residential design projects demonstrating the versatile looks that his firm Geller Design Group provides. An expert at turning houses into homes, Geller met with each couple one-on-one to explain the importance of having a plan when starting a new marriage and creating a new home, in Stuart Geller with Andrea Bernal, order to create a smooth transition. Bloomingdale's Bridal Registry He also discussed the many design services and options he offers to suit every couple's lifestyle. While at Bloomingdale's, newly engaged couples also had the opportunity to meet Jorge Perez, Wedding Expert and National Spokesperson for Waterford Crystal, as well as representatives from The Westin Diplomat Hotel, Acqualina Espa, A Joy Wallace Event Productions, Nespresso, All-Clad in addition to others. For more information about Geller Design Group, call 305-9370111 or visit stuartgeller.com. For more information about Bloomingdale's, visit bloomingdales.com


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VIEWPOINT Global warming?...No sweat Why Homeland Security is so beloved

BY WILLIAM A. COLLINS

Weather warming, But who cares? It only hurts, The polar bears. See how quickly we found a cure for global warming? It was a breeze. All it took was a worldwide recession (depression?). Now auto sales are shrinking, factories shuttering, thermostats dropping, lights dimming, oil wells slowing, travel diminishing…all that stuff. Of course there's a backlash. As fuel prices sink, many Americans are back to buying bigger cars, especially now that SUVs have piled up on dealer lots and flaunt irresistible discounts. Still, many folks remember their singed wallets from the 2008 oil spike and aren't likely to buy big again anytime soon. Social progress always dawdles like that, but eventually responds to necessity. Climatic progress is less fickle. Once started, it keeps going. Melting glaciers don't refreeze. Thawing tundra doesn't reharden. All that released methane rises inexorably from the Arctic into the stratosphere where it traps ever more of the sun's heat, many times more effectively than mere CO2. Unfortunately we can't will it to stop, or threaten it, or even bribe it. Al Gore was right, darn it. Nor are we likely to stem for long the legitimate desires or economic progress of hundreds of millions of upwardly mobile Asians. They know how to work and how to save. Motorbikes are replacing their pedal bikes, motor scooters are replacing the motorbikes, and tiny cars are replacing the scooters. In India, Tata Motors has rolled out a four-door prototype which it proposes to sell for $2,500. Do you think we can derail that? India feels it deserves its own Henry Ford, even if it destroys the atmosphere in the process. It's their turn. And how could anyone stop them? Climate change is not yet perceived to be an issue in the Third World. Droughts, floods, heat waves, and habitat shifts don't come with labels. They just seem to be typical disasters of nature. For one thing scientists are not yet ready to publicly assign long-term causes to such local events. If researchers won't even blame Katrina on warming, how do we persuade the world's Joe Sixpacks to change their personal

ways? And in our benighted Northeast, land of self-appointed opinion leaders, there is scant evidence of any change at all. A little more rain maybe, but nothing to get excited about. Anyway, SUVs are safer for our families, as long as they don't flip over. Thank goodness we can afford to buy gas for them again. Besides, when warming really cranks up it won't be Americans who get stung the worst. OK, in our drought areas we'll have to say bye-bye to lawns and to car washes. And in the wet areas it may be curtains for our basements. Nonetheless it will all happen so slowly that we'll learn to adjust. It may one day seem odd to old timers to be buying maple syrup from Labrador, wheat from Hudson Bay, and strawberries from Montana, but so what? At least by that time the polar bears and walruses will all have starved or drowned and we won't have to listen to environmental propaganda any more. Naturally a few folks will really take it on the chin, but don't worry, it won't be us. Bangladesh is due to become the next Atlantis and the Sahara will cover most of Africa. The desert will also finally bury Beijing, and the Gulf of Mexico will inch its way up to St. Louis. Other than that you'll hardly notice a thing. Well, maybe a cut in parka sales. But even these modest afflictions do have some timid people worried. They hate change. You might not be surprised that eight Northeast states are already dabbling in carbon cap-and-trade legislation. Not much effect so far but that may have more to do with the recession than anything. At least Wall Street speculators are thrilled at the prospect of something else to trade, having watched the killing their European brethren have made on a similar system over there. The real answer is, unfortunately, a tax. How about another dollar a gallon? THAT would cut consumption. But not yet. Not until WE start to suffer. For now let's just give $25 to Greenpeace and be done with it. -Columnist William A. Collins is a former state representative and a former mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut.

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BY JIM HIGHTOWER Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano is moving to Washington to become head of the Homeland Security Department in the Obama administration, and I sure hope she's bringing a load of two things this humongous agency totally lacks: common sense and common decency. Homeland Security is in charge of building the ridiculous and absurdly expensive 40-foot-high wall that our government is erecting along the U.S. border with Mexico. The very idea of this divisive wall is offensive to the people who live in U.S. border towns, but the insufferable arrogance of the agency has made the wall's offensiveness explosive. The Department's charm was on glaring display just before Christmas, when it sued the Nature Conservancy to condemn land near Brownsville, Tex., for the project. The conservancy owns and runs a unique 1,000-acre preserve along the Rio Grande, and the federal wall builders wanted to take a 60-foot-wide strip from the preserve - amounting to about eight acres. Why fuss over eight acres? Well,

you'd assume that the wall would be going up on the actual border, but no. They want to build this section a mile-and-a-half from the border, thus putting thee-fourths of the preserve in a no-man's land between the wall and Mexico. The most critical part of the wildlife habitat, and even the home of the preserve's manager, would be cut off by the wall, effectively destroying the park, which is home to two kinds of endangered wildcats and a rare palm forest. A decade ago, the conservancy paid $2.6 million to buy this gem, yet Homeland Security now insists that it should pay only $114,000 as "fair compensation" for the 60-foot stretch it intends to take from the center of the preserve. It's this kind of swaggering lunacy that has made the agency so beloved. Good luck to Janet Napolitano. -For more information on Jim Hightower's work - and to subscribe to his award-winning monthly newsletter, The Hightower Lowdown, visit www.jimhightower.com <http://www.jimhightower.com>

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Fruits & Passion introduces new fragrance line for Valentine's Day Sonja Torres, store director for Fruits & Passion at Aventura Mall, is very excited about Valentine's Day this year. "We're introducing a new line for Valentine's Day," she says - "Imagine." Imagine is the lifestyle store's new eco-friendly fine-fragrance line. "The first new Imagine scent that's being released is called Apple Illusion," Torres says. "We have an entire collection of Apple Illusion items, including a shower gel, perfume, body lotion and handwash, all biodegradable." Imagine, says Torres, targets the modern professional women. "It's a sophisticated scent. We're thrilled about it," she says. "It features natural and plant-derived ingredients and recyclable or re-usable packaging." All Imagine products are enriched with ethically harvested, authentic fruit extracts, and Fruits & Passion guarantees the country of origin. The company respects the environment and harvesting methods, and pledges to stimulate local economies around the globe. Fruits & Passion, which opened

in Aventura in October 2007, is one of only five boutiques nationwide. (The others are in Las Vegas, California's fashionable Thousand Oaks community, Natick, Massachusetts and Scottsdale.) The line was formerly distributed in the U.S. through Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. However, the company, headquartered in Canada, is wellknown internationally. "We have stores all over the world," Torres says, "from Japan and Dubai, to France and Mexico." Created in 1992 from a desire to offer the very best in personal care and ambience products, the unique vision of the Fruits & Passion line is to meld body care, beauty, fine fragrances and the home -- all in one beautifully presented store. Imbued with originality and authenticity, the stores boast everything necessary for both sensory experiences and rituals for better living. Visit Fruits & Passion in Aventura Mall or call 305-682-893 or visit online at fruits-passion.com

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Crowne Plaza offers pure enchantment for Valentine's Day Create a lasting memory of your love with a romantic escape to Hollywood's newest boutique resort. The Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, located on the Intracoastal waterway offers guests a tropical retreat for those seeking an idyllic interlude this Valentine's Day. Enjoy an unforgettable weekend getaway with their exclusive Night of Roses Package that includes a private ocean-view balcony room, box of chocolates, dinner for two and a bottle of champagne. Indulge your senses with exceptional waterfront dining at the elegant Elements Bistro offering an enchanting four course mouthwatering menu and complimentary glass of champagne. EntrĂŠe choices include

Intracoastal views are unbeatable from Crowne Plazaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lagoon pool

rosemary scented Cabernet Beef, Seafood Carpaccio with mango essence and Seared Saffron Seabass with Sunchoke puree. Free self parking is available. Even locals will feel a million miles away in this 311-room boutique resort that features a tranquil infinity edge pool set amid a lush tropical landscape. Experience breathtaking water views from your balcony, ensure a peaceful nights rest using a revolutionary Sleep Advantage Program, and enjoy room amenities that will make you feel at home including high speed internet, coffee maker, refrigerator and microwave. Direct beach access is just steps away, and is ideally located minutes away from shops, restaurants, gaming and nightlife. "We want this to be a place where locals can come and still feel as if they are on vacation," says Misty Polihronakis, director of sales and marketing. "Whether they come for cocktails by the pool at LAVA Tiki Bar & Grille, an elegant dinner at Element's Bistro, or for a weekend escape, our hotel offers unparalleled personal services to make every guest feel at home." Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach Resort is located at 4000 South Ocean Drive, on the Intracoastal Waterway at Hallandale Beach Boulevard. For dinner reservations, call 954367-1115; to book a getaway, call 954-4544334 or visit cphollywoodbeachresort.com

World Champion J.P. Perelmutter's Team Martial Arts Centers, Moti Horenstein's Mixed Martial Arts Academy join forces BY LYNN CARROLL Two of Aventura's most prestigious martial arts academies are merging their Aventura locations in order to provide members with more options and greater flexibility. World Champion J.P. Perelmutter's Team Martial Arts Centers has moved in to the Moti Horenstein's Mixed Martial Arts Academy, located at 18425 NE 19th Ave., right behind the BP gas station just off Miami Gardens Drive. The 7,000-square-foot fully equipped, state-of-the-art facility has four floors available for training, says Sensei Jarett Perelmutter of Team Martial Arts. "We feel that by bringing the strengths of both teams together we will enhance each other," he says, "because all of our instructors and our students will be brought together under one roof." "We offer a blend of many different forms of marital arts - Israeli krav maga, Muay Thai, kickboxing, kyokushin karate, jujitsu, judo, kung fu and weapons arts," Horenstein said. The philosophy is that the discipline and focus learned through the practice of martial arts will have a favorable impact on students' lives. For children, he says, "We believe in teaching the martial arts as a tool to assist in developing kids' focus, self

discipline, concentration and motivation. By practicing martial arts, they will grow to become better people." "The Academy takes children as young as three years old which is a very good age to begin," Horenstein says. "First of all they start working on focus and concentration, learning how to follow instructions, how to look people in the eyes, build their confidence, develop fitness and learn self defense. By the time they are 11 or 12, they have self-respect as well as respect for their parents, they're saying no to drugs, being a leader and standing up for themselves." Many adults use marital arts as a tool for weight reduction, increased flexibility, stress relief, heightened levels of energy and developing a more positive attitude, Perelmutter says. The Academy offers classes for several different age groups and skill levels; women-only classes are held twice a week. Private sessions are available. Custom birthday parties, seminars and corporate training programs are available on request. Hours at the new combined facility are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily; class times are scheduled mornings and evenings from Sunday through Friday and during the day on Saturday. Other branches of both academies remain open as usual. For more information, call 305-935-1855.

Shihan Moti Horenstein (upper left) and Sensei Jarett Perelmutter (upper right) with Cyndie Benitez and Glenn Fredericks (middle row); Matthew Chiline, William Mello, Ali Alvarez and Chloe Perrelet (front row)


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Life in the City BY BARI AUERBACH ‘Aventura Oscars’ It’s almost Oscar time again – but Aventura has its own version of nominated blockbusters that just might be even more “award-worthy”… Slumdog Millionaire: Ever seen a pampered pooch being walked around Country Club Drive wearing a couture outfit and dazzling collar worth more than a Tiffany necklace? But much to the credit of Aventura animal lovers, many have adopted pets from the Humane Society – saving a lot of lucky dogs! The Wrestler: Instead of wrestling with the tough economy, thrifty Aventura residents are creating some comebacks even bigger than Mickey Rourke’s – like the concept of dinner and a movie at home, labels without the designer name and group Pilates classes instead of private sessions. Bolt: While this movie has been nominated for best animated film, here in Aventura drivers who bolt through red lights and are caught on camera are being nominated to receive hefty fines winning lots and lots of

new revenue for the city. Curious Case of Benjamin Button: The case for reversing the aging process isn’t really so curious in Aventura where some of the best salons, spas, gyms and cosmetic surgeons help everyone discover the fountain of youth! Revolutionary Road: It really would be revolutionary if roads like Biscayne Boulevard could have a lot less traffic and people paid a lot more attention to driving than they do to texting, talking on the phone, eating and putting on makeup. Happy-Go-Lucky: There’s no “Doubt” that everyone lucky enough to reside in Aventura is very happy they get to “Milk” all the benefits of life in the city where “Vicky Cristina” can shop all day at Aventura Mall; “Rachel Getting Married” can get the bargain of a lifetime on a wedding dress at Filene’s Basement; and every “Iron Man” can get pumped up at Equinox or Olympia Fitness Center. And even though there may be a “Dark Knight” or two of “Tropic Thunder” – one of the most “Wanted” attributes in Aventura that’s definitely Oscar worthy is bright, sunny, warm weather in winter!

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Commissioner Sally A. Heyman Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program for Miami-Dade County District 4 Up to $5,000 grant funds available for qualifying business owners Download applications at: www.miamidade.gov/district04 or Pick up at District 4: 1100 NE 163rd Street, Suite 303, NMB Completed applications will only be accepted January 27th thru 12 noon, February 27, 2009 For additional information, please call 305-787-5999 Businesses must be located in District 4 and meet the guidelines found in grant package. All application packages will be subject to selection committee review and approval.

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Make this Valentine's Day better than ever with Shelley and Steve Costin of Miami Gardens Florist BY LYNN CARROLL

PROVOCATIVE QUESTIONS FOR PROVOCATIVE PEOPLE

LC: This year Miami Gardens Florist turns 30. What has made it such a success for three decades now? Shelley: Our wonderful customers, of course! They know that our product has remained very consistent over the years, and they have rewarded us with their loyalty. They're the reason we work so hard to be known as the WOW florists. LC: Are you having to cut back on your Valentines Day offerings this year? Shelley: Absolutely not! Our customers can expect the same dewy-fresh, perfectly arranged blooms we've built our reputation on. Like everyone else, we are very conscious of the economic turmoil, and Steve has gone over the top this year to keep our prices stable without sacrificing quality. He has really outdone himself this time! I would caution anybody who really wants to make a good impression on their sweetheart this Valentine's Day to be very leery of advertised reduced prices on flowers, because the quality is not going to be what you're used to, and the arrangements will be much smaller. After all, this is the one day in the year when you can really pull out all the stops and make a heart-melting floral declaration of your love. It's that wonderful chance to right all the wrongs and show how much you care. Why would you want to jeopardize that opportunity by choosing an advertised unknown?

Steve: In my experience, long after people forget the price they remember the service. That's what has kept our regular customers coming back year after year. LC: What will you have in stock this year for Valentine's Day? Steve: We have some gorgeous roses in several colors. Our traditional red variety is French Rouge Baiser, which means Red Kiss. Ooh-la-la! Or you can choose more exotic hues, such as our yellow Gold Strikes, white Virginias or peach Osianias. LC: What's your policy on delivery? Shelley: Delivery is never a problem - we get it there! This year is really special, because Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday. So instead of just having flowers delivered to his or her place of business, you can surprise the love of your life with a home delivery of a fantastic arrangement of blooms bursting with beauty. I can't think of a more romantic way to begin the day! Miami Gardens Florist is located at 18500 West Dixie Highway. For more information, visit miamigardens.net or call 305-932-3600 (Miami-Dade) or 954-927-7000 (Broward).

The Victory School for Autism raises funds for first school bus

Executive Chef Thomas Rhyneer, brings cachet to Le Meridien Sunny Isles Beach

$25 Heat game tickets benefit school

Le MĂŠridien Sunny Pacific salmon, and organic Isles Beach Hotel welherb marinated filet mignon comes Thomas Rhyneer as with goat cheese mash the newly appointed exepotatoes. cuted chef de cuisine and This T&T duo will food and beverage managprovide guests with an er, offering to his hosts a impressive culinary expericontemporary American ence incorporating their culinary experience with "savoir faire" and creativity. fresh and organic ingrediChef Rhyneer's ents. kitchen and the polished Chef Rhyneer, who staff also supply the hotel's grew up in the heart of the room service, poolside / apple country in Seattle, beach service, and catering, Washington, brings with in addition to running its him experience gained in signature restaurant and bar. well-respected establishThe inviting 125-seat ments on both coasts, restaurant is located just off including the Diplomat the lobby of the luxury Golf Resort & Spa in hotel, offering elegant Hallandale Beach. His Executive Chef Thomas Rhyneer indoor seating as well as a fine cuisine integrates tradirelaxing oceanfront dining tion with a contemporary style, and is prepared terrace. in refreshing new ways. Meet Chef Rhyneer in person and discover The chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fare is made possible with the the new menu's cutting-edge, refreshing expert help of his trusted Sous Chef Tommy American contemporary cuisine. Nguyen. Together, the team is daring and confiSpecial Valentine's Day menu features a dent enough to offer such American comfort duck tasting, potato crusted sea bass or prime classics as mac 'n cheese. But don't be fooled by New York Steak with lobster. its name, the mac 'n cheese is laced with truffle, For reservations, call 305-503-6011 or fresh herbs and red wine reduction. Other culi- email tom.rhyneer@lemeridien.com. Receive a nary treats include fire roasted tomato soup with discount of 15% (up to a party of six) by menbaby lobster grill cheese, cedar wrapped wild tioning this article to the restaurant manager.

The Victory School for Autism is excited to share with the community an opportunity which will bring them closer to their goal of acquiring their first school bus. By purchasing tickets through The Victory School to see the Miami Heat vs. New Orleans Hornet game scheduled for Tuesday, April 7th, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the American Airlines Arena, you can help the students win big! In addition to bringing the school closer to its goal of raising the funds for the first school bus, the children will have the exciting opportunity to share eight minutes of pre-game court time, a chance at making a tunnel with The Heat players and even a chance at a memorable high-five during half time. The mission of the Victory Center, Inc. is to provide education and services to individuals and families with autism and behavioral challenges in a secure and stimulating learning environment that is not otherwise available in Southeast Florida. Comprehensive individualized and science-based treatment is provided so that every individual can develop to his/her fullest potential academically, socially, and emotionally through academic, and transitional programs, as

Heat fan Graham Pierce, student of The Victory School

well as community outreach services. Game tickets are only $25, regularly priced at $55 and the opportunity to participate in such an event is priceless. To purchase tickets, visit victorycenterforautism.org, download an order form and simply fax the form to 305-466-1143 or mail to 18900 NE 25th Avenue, North Miami Beach. For more information, call Michele Pisano at 305-466-1142 ext. 205


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ASK DR. RUTH BY DR. RUTH WESTHEIMER

Is he really the man of her dreams? Q: My fiance is the man of my dreams ... finally! We are both in our late 30s and financially secure, and we have a happy, stable home with two wonderful daughters - mine from a previous marriage. We both waited seven years before getting engaged again, mostly because our exes hurt us badly. But now we are both thrilled to be starting over, and we are deeply in love. Our only problem is in bed. When we make love, the mountains quake and time stops. But I am always the one in initiate contact. He seems to be satisfied with cuddling and kisses, but it stops there for him. I get tired of hoping he will finally take command. I don’t like to pressure him to do something he just isn’t interested in, so we are only making love once a week or so. It is torture for me to lie beside him at night and not touch him. But I don’t want bedtime to become a nightmare for

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him. I’ve been there. Yet I want him so badly it hurts. Love and desire are inseparable to me. I never slept around because of this. And he says he feels the same, where his heart dwells so does his libido. I don’t want it every night maybe just two or three times a week. Is that abnormal? We are both healthy, although he drinks several alcoholic drinks in the evening and smokes. I do neither. And I have never denied him anything sexually, although he has some tastes that others might find unusual. But even these don’t interest him anymore. I’ll do anything to make things right between us. A: I know that it is the male who is “supposed” to have the stronger libido, but that is not always the case. There are plenty of couples in which it is the woman who wants sex more often. As long as the two of you enjoy sex when you have it, there is nothing “wrong” with you being the initiator. You don’t have to tell anybody, so there’s no reason to be ashamed. The only fly in the ointment that I might see regards his sexual tastes. You don’t specify what they are, but I suppose there is a small chance that he is gay but doesn’t want to admit it. If that were the case, he wouldn’t really be turned on by you, but he might be able to enjoy sex with you by having gay fantasies during sex. But I am not saying this is the case.

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TICKET INFORMATION: Prices: $10, $25, $37, $52, $75 BROWARD CENTER BOX OFFICE Phone: 954-462-0222 www.browardcenter.org/events Also available on Ticketmaster

JULIUS LITTMAN PERFORMING ART THEATER Contact Walenstein Musical Organization to purchase tickets

The orchestra will be under the baton of

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Carlos Riazuelo,

the birth of the great German

Orchestral Director of Florida International University School of Music.

will be commemorating

composer, Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) in concert in February 2009. Pieces featured will be some of his greatest works, such as

featuring 19-year-old pianist,

Christopher Ohanian, student of Judith Burganger at Florida Atlantic University.

Overture to “Fingal’s Cave,” also known as Hebrides Overture, Scherzo from Midsummer Night’s Dream, Symphony No. 4 “Italian” in A Major, and Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor.

WALENSTEIN MUSICAL ORGANIZATION P.O. Box 530518 Miami, FL 33153

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The Grill on the Alley hosts 'famously American' ribbon-cutting reception

Richard May; Marcelle May, AFMDA; Ben Launerts, Park One of Florida; Craig Grasso, Taft Forward Property Management Group

Scott Shear, Michael Shear and Peter Fresco, Wachovia Securities

Alina Feldman, Dr. Michael M. Krop Sr. High; Sue Ramdas, Aventura Home DĂŠcor; Ely Feldman, JFK Middle School

Jean Raymond and Serge Lafrance, IDEA flank Luz Popper, ADT and Daniel Abraira, Allied North America

Marcos Muela and Shirley Flagler, Northern Trust flank Arthur Chernov

Aventura Comm. Michael Stern, Stern Bloom Media; Donna Joseph, Attorney; Steve Friedel

Marbel Ugando, CitiBank; Susan Rose, State Farm Insurance; Sergio Negrini and Natasha Allenger, CitiBank

Lori Heiken and Stacey Mosher, Greater Miami Region of Hadassah flank Barry Harris, DoubleTree Ocean Point Resort

Sandra Sepulveda, MetLife; Anat Goldstein, The Credit Council; Paola Burkholder, Classic Residence by Hyatt

Oscar Llorente, Mount Sinai Medical Center; Anabel Llopis, Aventura Mall; Gerard Nadeau

Isabel Heredia, DoubleTree Ocean Point Resort; Chuck Kuehnle; Sharon King, State Farm Insurance

Jessica Blasberg; Scott Sander, Sander & Associates; Debbie Blasberg Sander, Bookkeepers USA; Dimitry Shaposhnikov, DS Xpress

Gail Gensler and Maxine Fulwood, Ultimate Boxing & Fitness

Jill Spear, Eggwhites Special Event Catering; Matt Silvers, SEO4anyone.com; Daniele Gabay, Stern Bloom Media

Dan Palmer, Aventura News; Debra Marlowe, LMFT; Jose Klahr, EWM

Rebecca Reiner, EWM; Randie Shane, Potamkin Honda; Eileen Glastein, Bnai Zion; Alina Feldman, Dr. Michael M. Krop Sr. High

Anabel Llopis, Aventura Mall; Linda Villafane, Matt Levinson and Barbara Goldberg, O'Connell & Goldberg

Peter Fisher, Woodbury Financial Services; Ellen Fisher, Aventura Hospital

Selecting door prize winners: The Grill on the Alley's General Manager David Rufener and Assistant General Manager Jeff Martin

Dr. Arnold Sheir, Aventura Dental Team; Dr. Robert Sheir, Optometric Physician; Gabriela Ratier, Aventura Optical; Dr. Mitch Farr, Aventura Dental Team


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AVOIDING A BROKEN HEART BY DAVID KORN, MD AND ROBERT RASKEN, MD In recognition of February being Heart Month, Doctors David Korn and Robert Rasken of Aventura Heart Center have prepared the following information to help educate Aventura News readers and help them prevent a broken heart. Numbers you should know to watch when it comes to your heart and heart disease include: Total cholesterol should be under 200 and the bad cholesterol (LDL) should be under 100. The good cholesterol, known as HDL should be above 50 for women and above 40 for men. What doctors used to consider as normal levels of bad cholesterol or LDL, may now be too high. This would leave many people vulnerable to heart attack and strokes. A recent study, called the Jupiter study was just completed. In this study, there were 18,000 patients studied and it showed that giving a cholesterol medication like a statin to these people with normal LDL cut their risk of heart attack and stroke in half. Therefore, the levels used that used to be normal may need to be lowered and more people should be receiving a statin. The Jupiter study suggested that millions of people should be getting statins. Current guidelines recommend that doctors prescribe a statin for anyone whose LDL level is 100 or higher. Doctors may treat patients with lower LDL at their own discretion. Dr. Greg Fonorow, whose study was published in the American Heart Journal, noted that half of all heart attacks occurred at LDL below 100. This study supports the push to drive LDL even

Dr. Robert Rasken and Dr. David Korn

lower, down to 70. This study offered an important clue to another potential risk factor and that is inflammation. The findings of this study offer strong evidence that statins relieve inflammation. LDL carries cholesterol into the bloodstream where it collects in artery walls. Inflammatory cells can attack these deposits and cause them to burst. When that happens, blood clots and other debris can block the blood vessel and cut off the heart's blood supply leading to a heart attack. The two fundamental components are cholesterol and inflammation. CRP is a signal of artery inflammation and can be measured in the bloodstream. This may become an important risk factor of heart disease. Currently, the accepted view of heart risk comes from the Framingham study,

Aventura Worldwide Transportation Service joins the global movement to "Go Green" Aventura Worldwide Transportation Service recently added two 2009 GMC Yukon Hybrid SUVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to its fleet in an effort to continue the process of incorporating green initiatives into the company. The purchasing of the hybrids is just one of the ways in which the company is helping to improve the environment. Within the past year the company began reducing its paper supply by processing reports electronically instead of printing them, by emailing invoices instead of sending by traditional mail and by taking reservations live instead of recording them on paper before entering them into the system. "We think of ourselves as an industry leader, always at the forefront of technology and industry standards, so we understood the necessity of integrating hybrids into our fleet. We believe in contributing to making the environment a safer place, so the addition of hybrids was an easy decision," said vice president and general manager Scott Tinkler. By adding Yukons to the fleet, Aventura Worldwide will be able to save money formerly spent on fuel and will contribute to fewer pollutants and carbon emissions being released into the atmosphere. Aventura Worldwide Transportation Service, awarded #1 in the nation, 2007 -

2008, by Limousine and Chauffeured Transportation Magazine, is based in Aventura and has been serving the Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach areas for the past 20 years. With a fleet ranging from sedans and SUV's, to 61 passenger Motorcoaches, and a full service meetings and conventions department, any ground transportation request can be accommodated. With its affiliate network, Aventura Worldwide also caters to their client's needs outside of Florida and the United States. Aventura strives to provide the most personalized service that has become synonymous with the Aventura Worldwide name. For more information, call 305-770-5466 or visit aventuralimo.com

which was a long term government funded evaluation of the residents of the Massachusetts community dating back to 1948. The Framingham study identified certain risk factors. The risk factors include age, gender, smoking, blood pressure, diabetes, blood cholesterol and family history as key risk factors that can be used to calculate a person's risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the next ten years. In this study, it appears that testing for inflammation simplified the picture and became more important than some of the traditional risk factors as a predictor of heart attack risk. The other numbers to watch in terms of heart attack risk include triglycerides which should be 150 or less and fasting blood sugar which should be under 100. Blood pressure should be no higher than 120 over 80. Your BMI or body mass index (your weight to height ratio) should not be higher than 25. If your body mass index tops that figure, your heart attack risk increases 32 percent. Over 29, it rises to 81 percent. Waist circumference should be 35 inches or less for women and no more than 40 inches for men. Doctors Korn and Rasken are the Directors of Aventura Heart Center located at 2845 Aventura Blvd., Suite 249, in the Mount Sinai Aventura Building. Aventura Heart Center provides the most comprehensive prevention and general cardiovascular services in a unique healthcare center offering state-of-the-art nuclear cardiac and stress thallium testing to effectively diagnose heart disease, ultrasound diagnostics and bone density testing. Office hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To make an appointment, call 305-932-6061.

Comm. Sally Heyman co-sponsors Florida Jewish History Month Exhibit Miami-Dade County Comm. Sally Heyman celebrated Florida Jewish History Month with a free exhibit she cosponsored, along with the Jewish Museum of South Florida (JMSF), at the Stephen P. Clark Center in Downtown Miami. Florida Jewish History Month is the brainchild of the museum, which collects and preserves material evidence of the Jewish experience in the state since 1763. The exhibit featured more than 300 photographs and text representing an overview of Jewish history in Florida and Greater Miami, starting with Ponce de Leon's discovery of the

state in 1513. Although history documents the Jewish population living in Florida facing much antiSemitism, they also greatly contributed to the region's agriculture, politics, commerce, arts, and more. According to the museum, approximately 16 percent of the nation's Jewish population resides in Florida, with South Florida having the second largest concentration in the world, after Israel. "The month of January is a celebration of the rich heritage and milestones our Jewish community has brought to the state and our own backyard of MiamiDade," said Comm. Heyman.


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Aventura Florist * 305-931-6231 City Bikes * 305-682-8889 Gallery Art * 305-932-6166 GloboSports * 305-931-3232 Prudee’s Wig Studio * 305-937-0079 Relax the Back Store * 305-935-0001 Winn-Dixie Liquors * 305-935-4304

Bank & Financial Services Aventura Insurance & Financial * 305-933-0050 Household Finance Corp * 305-945-0022 Mercantile Bank * 786-437-3700 Scottrade * 305-792-5344

Automotive Shell Gas Station * 305-933-3205 Aventura Tire & Auto * 305-935-0455

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Asaka Japanese Restaurant * 305-682-9331 Chuck E Cheese * 305-936-0002 D’Lites * 305-932-2554 Granny Feelgood’s *305-935-5345 Juice & Java * 305-466-2233 Original Soup Man * 305-466-9033 Pilar Restaurant * 305-937-2777 Pinati Cafe * Coming Soon Power Smoothie * 305-792-5338 Subway * 305-933-1901

Health & Fitness Olympia Gym & Fitness Center * 305-932-3500 Dynamic Taekwon-Do Academy * 305-935-0331 Bikram Yoga College * 305-935-5881 Massage Envy * 305-935-1771 Vitamin World * 305-931-4013

Services – Personal & Professional Absolut Int’l Realty * 786-252-7422 Dryclean USA * 305-493-6700 IMACS Learning Center * 305-933-8992 Magic Tan * 305-935-8008 Mailboxes Etc. * 305-935-1600 Maria Chuy Hair Salon * 305-933-1968 Panacea Skin & Body Spa * 305-931-3443 Shoe Repair Plus * 305-937-1730 Supercuts * 305-935-8844

Medical Services Aventura Cardiovascular * 305-932-2448 Aventura Chiropractic Care Center * 305-937-3700 Aventura Dental Group – Dr. Harvey Rosa * 305-935-4030 Pain Control Center – Carlos Rodriguez, MD * 305-933-2303 Eye Optics of Miami * 305-932-2020 H.M.E. Medical Supply * 305-935-1840

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Aventura Chiropractic Care Center has great news for all circulation, improve flexibility, improve range of motion, reduce fatigue, Chiropractic, strengthen the says Aventura immune system, and Chiropractic Care help the nervous Center's Dr. David system function more Muransky, is great fully." for everyone! Why is chiro"A lot of people practic so effective? think chiropractic is It's simple, Dr. only good for Muransky explains. older people," Dr. "The fact of the matMuransky says. "Some think it's only Dr. David Muransky, founder, ter is that the nervous system controls and good for younger Aventura Chiropractic Care Center coordinates all organs people, that if you're too old you can't be treated by a and structures of the human body. chiropractor because of osteoporo- Chiropractic adjustments not only treat individual symptoms and consis and other complications." The fact is, Muransky explains, ditions, but allow the entire body to chiropractic can benefit anyone. "If function at its best possible potenwe had the pharmaceutical industry tial." Remember too, Muransky says, supporting our position and doing our marketing and advertising," the chiropractors only accept patients doctor says, "we'd have lines they feel they can help. "I've been a practicing chiroaround the block. Unfortunately the public has no real idea how great practor for over 30 years," he says. chiropractic is. It's scientifically "Chiropractic has just about the proven and both safe and effective highest success and patient-satisfaction rates of any healthcare for many conditions. Dr. Muransky says that neck provider." Visit Aventura Chiropractic and back pain are the most common Care Center at 20475 Biscayne things that chiropractors treat. "Regular chiropractic adjust- Blvd., Suite G-6 in The Promenade ments not only rid the body of Shops; call 305-937-3700 or visit pain," he says, "but can stimulate muranskychiropractic.com BY LYNN CARROLL

City of Aventura launches 2009 Go Green initiative program How "Green" can your condo or business go? The City of Aventura announces a call for submissions to the 2009 Go Green Initiative Recognition Program. Winners will be recognized at the Arbor Day ceremony which will be held on Friday, April 24th. This award was created to recognize the efforts of residents and businesses who are taking the initiative to preserve the environment. The application form is available at cityofaventura.com or by calling the Community Services Department at 305-466-8930. The deadline for all Go Green applications is Friday, February 27th. Categories include recycling, energy savings and alternatives,

water conservation measures, fuel conservation/alternatives and others listed on the application. The program is a project of the Aventura Community Services Advisory Board, who will be presenting the awards. The Green Initiative Recognition Program benefits the city by raising environmental awareness; and recognizing the residents and businesses that are acting now to preserve our environment; save energy; and prepare the City of Aventura to be a sustainable community. For more information on this program or other Go Green initiatives, call the Community Services Department at 305-4668930 or visit cityofaventura.com

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'Fall in love' with fitness at Olympia Gym $0 enrollment / $39 per month BY BARI AUERBACH This Valentine's Day, why not start falling in love with…your own body! The newly remodeled Olympia Fitness and Personal Training Center in Aventura is giving everyone the best reasons to feel passionate about getting into great shape with an invigorating fitness plan. Love the Savings! Olympia is offering a "Commit to be Fit" $0 enrollment fee/$39 per month membership with classes included and no contracts required. Plus you'll also love the special Valentine's Day "2 for 1" enrollment offer - values earning Olympia heartfelt appreciation from thousands of members. Love the Classes! Olympia is famous for a great choice of classes ranging from Power Plate, Pilates and Salsa - to Spinnng, Kick Boxing, Yoga and Bodyforging. "We're putting 'fun into fitness with innovative classes and diverse programs members can enjoy no matter what their fitness levels are," said Olympia owner Pete Cicale. Love the Amenities! Located in Aventura's Promenade Shops, the newly remodeled, spacious 20,000 square foot gym has been voted "Best Fitness Center" in South Florida. Just some of the most desirable amenities include state-of-the-art equipment, a childcare center, juice bar and services including fitness assessments, massage and personal training, as well as preparation for fitness competitions. Love the Trainers! Olympia is now one of the largest personal training centers in the state sharing serious

fitness philosophies with over 4,000 members of all ages. The boutique atmosphere also features highly personalized service provided by friendly, efficient staff members. Love the Fitness Philosophy! "I've always believed if you're working out, you'll look ten years younger," Pete Cicale said. "Here at Olympia, members achieving their fitness goals often become more vibrant, happy and less stressed…we like to call it the 'fitness fountain of youth effect…We're sharing this positive outlook at Olympia, where our entire team helps create a total support system to help recharge members' bodies, minds - and their social life too!" Olympia Gym is located at 20335 Biscayne Boulevard in the Promenade Shops. For more information, phone: 305-932-3500.

Extreme Advertising keeps Bridgestone rolling at Super Bowl XLIII Extreme Advertising recently completed a fleet of six wrapped buses for Super Bowl Half Time sponsor Bridgestone on American Coach Lines buses.

The Bridgestone wrapped buses rolled out the week before Super Bowl in Orlando and Tampa. Throughout the week of Super Bowl these buses carried Bridgestone executives and guests to many NFL and Super Bowl sanctioned events and to the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 1st. This was the ninth mobile Super Bowl campaign for Extreme Advertising dating back to Super Bowl XVII. Past Super Bowl campaigns inlcuded Motorola, Reebok and the NFL Network. For information about Extrme Advertising, call Eric Feinberg at 917-566-0661


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Coping with loss BY PATRICIA C. FRANK Because there are so many losses in life it would be natural to assume that you are prepared to cope with them when they occur. However, the opposite is true. Coping skills are not taught at home or at school. Grief is an experience and a part of life that is often ignored. Aside from being a Therapist and Coach, I am also a Bereavement Counselor. I want you to know some of the signs and symptoms of grief. I want you to know what is normal and I want to help you cope. Grief is an emotional reaction to loss and separation from a very important and signification relationship. It is a feeling. It is a normal and unfortunately, unavoidable feeling and experience. Within your major loss there are often many other losses. Losing your job or your spouse may mean losing your security and your home. You may have to move. This may mean losing your comfort level and your support system of family and friends. You may even lose your health. These secondary losses can compound and complicate your recovery. The greater your loss the greater your grief. At first, when you suffer a loss, you

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Be heart healthy BY DR. KEVIN COY February is Heart Disease Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to make sure you are following a heart-healthy lifestyle. Despite all the treatment advances and information available to people about prevention, heart disease is still the leading cause of death in the United States. The good news is that the power to prevent or reduce your risk of heart disease is in your hands, and requires nothing more than a commitment to making smart lifestyle choices. The following five tips can help you get started: Stop Smoking Smoking is the leading risk factor for heart attack. Tobacco smoke contains thousands of chemicals that damage your blood vessels and heart, which cause your arteries to narrow and may eventually lead to a heart attack. The benefits from quitting smoking are immediate — your risk factors drop significantly in just one year. Start Moving Exercising just 30 minutes a day, several days a week, is great for your heart.

When you are physically active, the blood flow to your heart increases and your heart can pump more blood throughout your body with less effort. Exercising also has a positive impact on high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Your exercise routine can be as simple as walking briskly, gardening, or even dancing. Expensive gyms or exercise equipment are not required. The important thing is to do some form of physical activity on a consistent basis and for at least 30 minutes. It’s always a good idea to check with your doctor before starting a new exercise program. Eat Well Eating a diet full of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and low-fat dairy products is important for keeping your heart healthy. One of the benefits of living in South Florida is the local supply of fruits and vegetables – right now, strawberries and tomatoes are at their best and make wonderful heart healthy food options. Make a commitment in 2009 to limit how much saturated fat you eat, including fried foods, desserts, packaged snack foods and chips. These types of unhealthy foods can increase your cholesterol level and your chances of coronary artery disease. By adding more fruits and vegetables and

other smart food choices, you are not only decreasing your risk for heart disease but helping to prevent cancer and other diseases as well. Keep a Healthy Weight It is important to stay at a healthy weight as an adult. Any extra weight you gain later in life becomes stored as fatty tissue and this surplus of fat can lead to heart disease, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure, as well as diabetes. If you started a new exercise routine earlier this year, make sure you combine it with a healthy diet to keep the weight off! Be realistic about how much weight you need to lose and how quickly you can lose it. Long-term weight loss does not happen overnight, so don’t fall for products that promise this. Eating a well-balanced diet and doing regular physical activity are the surest ways to lose weight and keep it off over time. Get a Check-Up Following the four steps to a healthy heart will help decrease your chances for developing heart disease. Equally important is making regular check-ups with a doctor. Miami International Cardiology Consultants (MICC), a division of Jackson Health System, is a leading cardiology

practice with convenient offices located throughout Miami-Dade. Each office is staffed with experienced cardiologists and medical professionals specially trained in treating patients with a range of diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels, including coronary artery disease, heart attack, heart failure and high blood pressure. With the latest, state-of-the-art technology, MICC cardiologists are able to test the efficiency of a person’s heart, the amount of stress it may be under and if other heart problems exist through the use of multi-slice CT scans, stress tests, cardiac ultrasounds and other diagnostic testing. If a person has a high risk, doctors can then help make life-saving lifestyle changes to try and offset or treat problems sooner. To find out more about heart health or find a MICC office nearest you, visit the Jackson Health System web site at and click on www.jhsmiami.org “Healthcare Services.” Kevin Coy, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.C., is managing partner of Miami International Cardiology Consultants, a division of Jackson Health System.

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Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are our nation’s No. 1 killer. To urge Americans to join the battle against these diseases, since 1963 Congress has required the president to proclaim February “American Heart Month.” The American Heart Association works with the administration to draft and sign this annual proclamation with the goal to raise funds for research and education and pass along information about heart disease and stroke. Many people aren’t aware that heart disease is also the leading cause of death among women. It’s the third leading cause of death among women ages 25 to 44 years and the second among

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Are we forever changed BY AUSTIN FRYE, JD, MBA, CFP® Finally, 2008, an historically dismal year for economies across the globe is behind us. While the depth of despair and desperation has not reached that of the Great Depression, the financial catastrophe of 2008-2010 will surely be cited in history books and studied for generations. Survivors of the Great Depression developed what became known as the “depression mentality.” Fearing that the economy could crash again at any time, they were very reluctant to take out loans or assume any economic risk. They were extremely cautious in spending, paying cash for all purchases, large and small. We are now seeing signs of a similar aversion to risk taking and of extreme caution seeping into the current mentality. Reduced spending and borrowing will translate to slower or no growth for our economy over the short-term. This can lead to a deflationary cycle, in which consumers will tend to hoard cash and delay purchases, hoping for even lower prices down the road. This will likely lead to lower profits for businesses and more layoffs for workers. Thus, the

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Subaru Forester is Motor Trend ‘SUV of the Year’ Ron Beasley AUTOMOTIVE EDITOR

LET’S TALK CARS The Subaru Forester is one tough little sport utility vehicle (SUV) and it continues to gain in popularity with American consumers and gather industry accolades. Most recently, the Forester topped 12 other vehicles to earn the Motor Trend magazine award for “Sport Utility of the Year.” Editor-in-chief Angus MacKenzie said the judges’ decision was unanimous, a pretty strong recommendation by any standard of measure, and added: “The Subaru Forester is the SUV for our times.” The Forester has been redesigned for 2009 and given a new chassis with a better safety structure. It’s longer (3.6 inches) and wider (2 inches), with more rear seat legroom and cargo space, and about 100 pounds heavier. Forester is exceptionally stable and rugged off

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