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Lanzilli Group joins Atlantic Broadband, Showtime and Bloomberg to host author Jane Applegate Easily-implemented modular components include medical service buildings, assisted living, retail and affordable homes Broadcasting the "entrepreneurial spirit," the Aventura tailored to each area's specific needs. In keeping with goals to Marketing Council's April breakfast meeting was tuned into 'go green,' architectural designs optimize ways to harness solar energy and help reduce community energy bills." success thanks to a stellar lineup of co-hosts from the Before condensing many of the "201 Great Lanzilli Group partnering with Atlantic Broadband, Ideas for Your Small Business" into her presentaBloomberg and Showtime. The feature presentation, Applegate explained, "When I was writing a tion was made by Jane Applegate, author of "201 business column for the L.A. Times, we ran a conGreat Ideas for Your Small Business" published test asking for the biggest problems and soluby Bloomberg Press. tions applicable to all businesses. We got over Applegate, a former syndicated columnist 2,000 submissions and the very best ideas from heralded as one of America's leading small fellow entrepreneurs around the world went into business experts, received a warm welcome the book. from hundreds of business and community The most important thing is your relationleaders eager to learn more about her top winships with people - never work with employees ning strategies for successful businesses. or customers who give you a headache or a stomWhen the meeting went "live" from The achache! Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club, Bob "Review all your money relationships - if Hollander of Brown & Brown Insurance, standing in for AMC Chair Cliff Schulman of Greenberg Traurig, AMC Past Chairman you're not a bank, you should not be financing your customers or extending enormous amounts of credit. introduced special guests including Mary Hughes, Bob Hollander, & Brown Now is also a good time to re-negotiate relationships. director of commercial development for Atlantic Brown Insurance Take advantage of competitive rates for all kinds of Broadband and Kelli Clark, senior manager of nationmarketing - cable advertising for small businesses al accounts for Showtime; Sandra Mosiello, Bloomberg News and Lawrence Lanzilli of the Lanzilli Group - a joint "commu- has never been more affordable. "Part of the success of the entrepreneurial market is that nity enhancing" venture with G&D Developers, IDEA" (International Design, Engineering and Architecture), The people are willing to share. You have the answers - you're the HealthCare Acquisitions Group and strong financial affiliates. Hughes could have cited at least 201 reasons why in Miami-Dade County alone, there are over 100,000 satisfied customers connecting with Atlantic Broadband - the 15th largest cable provider in the United States. "Since our arrival here five years ago, Atlantic Broadband has invested over $50 million dollars in our systems and the local economy to deliver the latest in video, high speed Internet and telephone services. The Showtime network helps us support over 450 condominium properties we serve throughout the area." Hughes also noted, "Our new business services are designed to save small businesses a lot of money on phone and Internet services without sacrificing features or reliability." Speaking on behalf of the Lanzilli Group, Lawrence Lanzilli explained, "We've developed a business model that can be franchised to act as an anchor for attracting industry into low-income Aventura Comm. Bob Diamond; Claudio Stivelman, Shefaor Development; Aventura and high-density geographical areas. Police Chief Steve Steinberg; Det. Emilio Perez; Comm. Michael Stern; Vice Mayor Teri BY BARI AUERBACH

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Florida Marlins step to the plate with innovative economic relief incentives

Aventura Hospital awarded City of Aventura "Go Green Award" on Arbor Day

The Florida Marlins are known or rent payment. throughout Major League Baseball for comMarlins Workforce Mondays gives ing up with unique promotions and offering unemployed South Florida residents the some of the best in-game entertainment for opportunity to receive up to four compliSouth Floridian sports mentary tickets on fans. In 2004, the select Monday Marlins introduced the home games. Fans Mermaids, baseball's must bring their first dance/energy current governsquad. In 2007 it was ment issued Super Saturdays, a unemployment family filled evening documentation to with giveaways, autothe Customer graph signings, a fireService table by works spectacular and Gate H. The proa post-game concert gram will run with internationally from May to acclaimed artists all for August. as low as $12 a ticket. Fans that carIn 2008 the Marlins hit The Florida Marlins recognized Sgt. Miguel Gonzales at pool in vehicles it big with the Marlins a recent game with four or more Photo courtesy of Florida Marlins, Robert Vigon people on Monday Manatees, MLB's first all-male dance/energy games will be squad. rewarded with the Go Green, Get Green As the tough economy squeezes every- with Marlins Baseball initiative. Each drivone's pockets, the Marlins are coming up to er will receive a $25 voucher towards future bat for their fans. Marlins owner Jeffrey ticket purchase. Loria developed five unique economic relief The Marlins will also recognize the programs designed to give South Floridians military and Sports Talk 790 The Ticket lisa spending break. From mortgage payments teners. The Marlins Stars and Stripes proto free tickets, here is a list of the newest gram will allow military personnel and their ways to enjoy a day at the ballpark: family to attend Sunday games at no cost. The Marlins Mortgage Payout will Fans must present their military identificareward one lucky fan on 11 of the 13 Super tion cards at the Gate F box office one hour Saturdays, a check of $2,500 for their mort- before the start of the game. gage or rent payments. During the Super Sports Talk 790 The Ticket allows fans Saturdays on June 20 and Sept. 26, one fan to purchase Infield Box Tickets for $7.90 on at each game will win $15,000 to apply Wednesday home games by applying online towards their mortgage or the remainder of or by presenting the Infield Box Blowout their annual lease. To apply visit Office coupon. marlins.com. Entry is free and fans will be For more information on any of the asked to provide personal information along packages or the Florida Marlins visit with the amount of their monthly mortgage marlins.com or call 1-877-MARLINS.

Av e n t u r a Hospital was recently recognized by the City of Aventura as a "Go Green Initiative Award" recipient for its energy conservation efforts. The senior team accepted the award at a special Arbor Day Celebration at the City of A v e n t u r a Aventura Hospital's Stuart Thompson, VP, Human Resources; Richard COO; Thomas Schafer, Director of Food & Nutrition and C o m m u n i t y Kennedy, Environmental; Joseph Pino, Associate Administrator; Heather Rohan, CEO; Karen Bibbo, CNO; Caridad Nieves, Associate CNO Recreation Center. "We are very proud to accept this the hospital for collection of eligible important award," stated CEO materials. Aventura Hospital also Heather Rohan. "Aventura Hospital recycles corrugated cardboard, is committed to identifying and which is collected from the facility's implementing new, more efficient receiving area and placed in a bulk ways to reduce energy consumption container. Office paper collection and care for our environment with bins are also placed in each hospital the same compassion and care that department, and their contents are we give our patients." both shredded and recycled. The "Go Green Award," part of In addition to its recycling the City of Aventura's Go Green efforts, the hospital has contracted Recognition Program, honors resi- with an energy management firm to dential and business organizations reduce energy consumption without that are taking initiatives to preserve sacrificing patient comfort. This is our environment. The Community accomplished by identifying effiServices Advisory Board conducts a cient operating parameters for all thorough evaluation of these proper- chillers, boilers, and other major ties and facilities in order to select equipment, and adjusting equipment the award recipients. cycles to accurately reflect these Aventura Hospital was com- findings. To date, Aventura Hospital mended for its participation in Waste has saved enough electricity to Management's "Single Stream" recy- power more than 135 homes. cling program, in which recycle bins For more information, visit are strategically placed throughout aventurahospital.com

Naomi Ragen's "Women's Minyan" to premiere at MARJCC, May 6th The Jewish Cultural Arts Theatre (J-CAT), of the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center proudly presents the Southeastern Premiere of Naomi Ragen's thought provoking and powerful play, Women's Minyan on Wed., May 6th at 7 p.m. A spellbinding exploration of religious fundamentalism in a patriarchal society, Women's Minyan is based on a true story that wound its way through the Israeli courts. When a highly respected ultraorthodox rabbi's wife returns home to see her children after abandoning them two years earlier, her

women friends and relatives judge her fitness to do so. Hearing for the first time what led to her divorce, they explore the boundaries between religious and social convention, truth and falsehood, and women's true place in the religious world. "Women's Minyan" will premiere on Wed., May 6th, at 7 pm with a wine and cheese reception at the Sanford L. Ziff Campus of the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center, 18900 NE 25th Avenue, North Miami Beach. Other performance dates are: Thurs., May 7th, 7 p.m.; Sat., May 9th,

10 p.m.; Sun., May 10th, 2 p.m.; Tues., May 12th, 7 p.m.; Thurs., May 14th, 7 p.m.; Sat., May 16th, 10 p.m.; Sun., May 17th, 10 p.m.; Wed., May 20th, 7 p.m.; Sat., May 23rd, 10 p.m.; and Sun., May 24th, 2 p.m. Tickets for the opening night performance are $36; all other performances $27 front row seats; $20 general admission; $12 senior adults and students. All seats are reserved and may be ordered online at jcctheatre.org or call Lillian Andron, J-CAT educational director at 305-932-4200, ext. 130.


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Mount Sinai Comprehensive Breast Center: Only center in Florida to be accredited by National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers expertise of the team. Mount Sinai Medical Center's The breast center's certified Comprehensive Breast Center is the first technologists perform digital mamand only center in Florida to be accreditmography and ultrasound. They are ed by the National Accreditation highly trained and participate in eduProgram for Breast Centers (NAPBC). cational forums to keep them up to This accreditation is given to cendate on new procedures and techters that have passed a rigorous evaluaniques. tion, are committed to provide the highThe Mount Sinai est quality care in breast disease diagnoComprehensive Breast Center has sis and treatment, and have demonstratthe most technologically advanced ed they can comply with the accreditastereotactic machine and breast tion program's high standards. biopsy equipment to perform spe"We are proud to be one of the first cialized breast biopsy procedures. breast centers in the United States to The center provides the following earn NAPBC Accreditation," said diagnostic services: fine needle aspiSteven D. Sonenreich, president and ration, ultrasound guided biopsies, CEO of Mount Sinai Medical Center. stereotactic core biopsies, cyst aspi"This recognition confirms our commitrations, surgical biopsy, galacment to provide quality breast care, to togram, sentinel node injection and invest in the best technology for detecsecond opinion consultation. tion and treatment, and to conduct lifeThe center also is actively saving cancer research." involved in clinical trials and new The Mount Sinai Comprehensive Breast Center is staffed by a team of Patient having a routine mammogram at the research studies that provide women with the most progressive treatment board certified radiologists. They are Mount Sinai Comprehensive Breast Center options available in South Florida. supported by their colleagues in medical For more information, or for an and surgical oncology as well as those in pathology to ensure that each woman has access to the appointment, call 305-674-2273.

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The Continental Group appoints Douglas Cooper Corporate Director of Training and Development The Continental Group, the largest property management company in Florida, announced the appointment of Douglas Cooper to Corporate Director of Training and Development. In his new role, Cooper will oversee the development and delivery of training programs for the company's 5,500 employees throughout the state of Florida.

Café A GoGo makes the coffee break a gourmet occasion BY LYNN CARROLL Caryn Rae Robin has a win-win business proposition for business owners who'd like to offer their employees more perks without further strain on the budget. Here's the deal: Robin will install, maintain and service a Café A GoGo machine that dispenses freshly brewed, gourmet blends of premium coffee, at no cost to you. "When employees compare our price of a dollar a cup for top-of-the-line cappuccino or mochaccino," she says, "there's no competition. The only condition is that we sell a daily average of about 20 cups." No more mess, no more hassle over who does the cleanup. No more coffee stains on surfaces and grounds down the drain. Café A GoGo's Barista Supremo System uses a sleek, space-saving Barista design that fits just about anywhere, without any plumbing modifications. That's what makes it particularly

Caryn Rae Robin displays a Cafe A GoGo coffee dispenser

convenient in an office - though Robin says it's also a popular addition to condominium lobbies and anywhere else people congregate. "We've even installed one in a school," she says. Barista machines - used by some of the leading specialty coffee chains serve up delicious cups of ground, fresh-from-the-bean coffee, whipped and frothed individually, on demand. In addition to regular coffee and hot chocolate, choices include a wide range of options - cappuccino, mochaccino, café latte - as well as popular flavors such as French Vanilla. "Just think of the time your employees will save getting their specialty coffee onsite," Robin says. "And, of course, you can really please clients and customers when you're able to offer them a fresh cup of coffee. It all translates into higher levels of service and satisfaction." Call Caryn Rae Robin at 305785-5687 to find out how you can plug in.

Cooper brings to the company more than 28 years of related experience, including serving most recently as Director of Training Design and Support for DHL Worldwide Express in Plantation, Fla. There, he developed training programs and managed electronic recruiting for the international company. Cooper earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. Founded in 1990, The Continental Group's corporate headquarters is located in Hollywood, Fla. It also has regional offices in Kendall, West Palm Beach, Orlando, St. Petersburg and Jacksonville. The company is the largest manager of multifamily rental communities and condominium and homeowner associations in the state, and one of South Florida's leading private sector employers. Today, The Continental Group manages and maintains more than 1,620 condominium and homeowner associations in Florida, representing over 350,000 residential units. To learn more about The Continental Group, call 954-925-8200, toll-free: 800-9274599 or visit thecontinentalgroupinc.com


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Life in the City BY BARI AUERBACH ‘Dear Aventura’ If there was an Aventura advice column, you just might see intriguing questions and informative answers like these: Q: Dear Aventura: I’m moving into a new condo and the realtor said “just bring your toothbrush” – but what else do you think I’ll really need? A: A bike, rollerblades or running shoes for the circle; reusable Whole Foods Market bags; lots of 20% off Bed Bath & Beyond coupons; a computer so you can buy movie tickets online instead of waiting on a long line at the mall; and a map pinpointing traffic cameras so you don’t get fines in your new mailbox! Q: Dear Aventura: How can I make a smart investment in the city? A: Open a beauty salon, shoe store, Mercedes or SUV dealership; offer Mommy & Me classes; startup an exclusive

Starbucks/sushi/organic food delivery service; or turn the old Circuit City into a City Zoo with special exhibits for native species like cougars. Q. Dear Aventura: How long do you have to live in the city before knowing what these acronyms stand for: ACES, ATJC, AMC, DSW, IDEA? A. Long enough to have won the enrollment lottery at the Aventura City of Excellence School; met Israeli dignitaries at Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center; joined the Aventura Marketing Council to build business; shopped at Designer Shoe Warehouse countless times; and still have no idea that IDEA based at One Aventura Executive Center stands for International Design, Engineering and Architecture. Q: Dear Aventura: What souvenirs should I get to remember my stay? A: A bagel from Mo’s; an “I Survived Biscayne” t-shirt; a security gate barcode; a Cheesecake Factory beeper; a towel handed to you at Equinox; and the Aventura News so you can see homes for sale when you decide to stay forever!

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Ameriprise Financial's Mason Mishcon helps clients finance their dreams BY LYNN CARROLL

PROVOCATIVE QUESTIONS FOR PROVOCATIVE PEOPLE

LC: How does your certification as a Certified Financial Planner, or CFP, benefit your clients? MM: Getting a CFP designation requires a financial planner to take courses and pass an examination to show competency in a broad area of topics such as stocks and bonds, taxes, insurance, retirement planning and estate planning. So it gives your clients confidence by establishing your credentials as a financial planner. LC: What else helps Ameriprise Financial stand out from other personal finance firms? MM: One thing that distinguishes us from most companies is that we are first and foremost a financial planning company. While we also do insurance, investments and so on, the financial plans dictate what we do going forward. We do more financial plans per client than any other company out there. Ameriprise is very conservative, so although, like everyone else, we've had some collateral damage from the economic crisis, we've done a fairly good job of navigating through the problematic economy. We had very little exposure to the mortgage mess and scandals like Bernie Madoff and Stanford Financial. In fact, the company recently made some acquisitions. We bought H&R Block Financial Advisors and J&W Seligman. LC: What are some of the basic things a financial planner looks at on behalf of clients?

Aventura Plaza Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center to host Open House, May 14th Aventura Plaza Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center has a whole new look and all are welcome to visit on Thursday, May 14th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. when the Hebrew Homes Plaza Health Network celebrates the reopening of this center located at 1800 NE 168th Street. Having just completed a four year renovation, the 1960's Aventura Plaza Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center has been transformed into a stateof-the-art rehabilitation and nursing center for the 21st century. The first floor of the center includes a gorgeous rehabilitation therapy room complete with a balance machine, Gait Trainer, Versatrainer, Omnicycle, NuStep machine and all of the equipment required for physical, occupational and speech therapy. Residents dine on tablecloth covered tables; daily menus reflect dietician select meals that are tailor made to meet all dietary needs. Their dining room is also used as a multi-purpose room in

which social events, concerts, and family celebrations take place. The third and fourth floors are home to over 50 residents. Each room is sunny, cozy and contains residents' memorabilia, personal furnishings and a flat screen television. Michael Alexander, NHA, administrator of Aventura Plaza and his team of professionals will be on hand to welcome all guests. In addition to refreshments and entertainment by Rafael Nodal, tours of the center will be available. For further information or to make reservations, contact Charlita at 305-917-1800 or Maria at 305-917-0400.

MM: I make sure my clients' debts are paid off and they have the right insurances in place to protect them in case of unexpected events. Most people have life and health insurance, and insurance policies on their house and car, but they may not realize that you can also insure your investments. Then I look into accumulating money for whatever goals and dreams they may have. Financial planning is something everyone should be doing regardless of the times, because without a plan you don't have any direction. Knowing they have a plan in place, my clients sleep better at night. It's easier to adjust a plan to changes in the economy than to start from scratch. LC: Your family has always been known for public service. What have you been doing lately on that front? MM: With Elaine Adler of the Aventura Marketing Council, I put together the Executive Suite, which is composed of one person per profession. It's a monthly forum where we can bounce new marketing ideas off each other and any issues that anyone in the group may need advice on. It's been very successful. Ameriprise Financial is located in Aventura Corporate Center, 20801 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 403. For more information call 305-9320016 or visit ameriprisefinancial.com.

Budget Blinds brings the showroom to you BY LYNN CARROLL While home prices readjust, many people are choosing to remodel rather than move. Budget Blinds of Aventura can help you save time and perfectly match your dĂŠcor by bringing the showroom to you through its free in-house consultation service. The company, which has more than 1,100 franchises in the U.S. and Canada, features a complete line of interior shutters, blinds, draperies, shades, awnings and window films. "We're all about helping customers improve and beautify their homes and offices," says Aventura franchise owner Joyce Boggerson, "by providing quality window treatments in a convenient location with exceptional service. "With lifestyles becoming more hectic, consumers require the most convenient services possible for home improvements. When our specialists visit a home, they do more than just display products. After customers pick the treatments, colors and extras they want from the thousands of options and combinations we offer, we professionally measure and install those products. You never have to leave your house." Superior customer service is a hallmark of Budget Blinds in all its locations, she says - a priority that attracted her to the company.

"I have a service-oriented background," she says. "I joined Budget Blinds because it puts the accent on customer service. I see that as the reason it's the largest and fastest growing window-covering company of its kind in the U.S. Joyce Boggerson We make sure that we provide a good experience for our clients." In fact, Budget Blinds' sterling reputation brings customers to the Aventura store who have enjoyed a good relationship with their local branches, Boggerson says, and are now looking for window treatments for their vacation or retirement homes in South Florida. It's not only the most convenient way to go, she says, it's also the safest. "Nothing is more frustrating in a home improvement project than discovering the color isn't right when you get the products home," Boggerson says. "We eliminate the guesswork." For more information, call Budget Blinds of Aventura, 305-772-5660 or fax 877-321-9554 or visit budgetblinds.com/Aventura


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ASK DR. RUTH BY DR. RUTH WESTHEIMER

Can’t forget first partner Q: I think my first partner ruined sex for me. I went out with this guy for six months and the sex was fantastic. I always had an orgasm and loved going to bed with him. Since we broke up I’ve had three sexual partners and none of them were able to bring me to orgasm. Is sex over for me? A: I think it is very important to let some time pass. What you did was to rush into these other relationships before you were really ready. I don’t know if he broke up with you or vice versa, but I do know from your letter that you still are taking him into bed with you. By your thinking about him and by your comparing the present to what went on when he was around, you are preventing yourself from having good sexual experience with a new man. Not only are you lessening your chances of developing a successful relationship by rushing into the arms of all these men, but you are also increasing the risk that you’ll catch a sexually transmitted disease. So

take a breather for a while, and if you still are having problems forgetting him, then go for a few sessions with a counselor. Q: What can I do about this? I’m disappointed because I get the feeling that my husband touches me only because I like it and because my reactions turn him on. I want him to touch me because he finds my body irresistible. A: If it’s pleasurable for you and it turns him on, don't waste any more time analyzing it. Putting further pressure on the situation isn’t going to add to anyone’s enjoyment. The one thing I can suggest you do is explore his body, looking for erogenous zones. Maybe you’ll even find some that he didn’t know about. Q: Do you think that women still associate love with sex more so than men do or has that changed? A: I do think that in general in our society women still need more emotional reassurance and love rather than just a sexual encounter. But there are women who say that all they want is the sexual encounter, and since they use contraceptives so that they don’t have to worry about pregnancy as in previous years, they prefer not to have any emotional involvement. However, I personally believe that most people, men and women, do want to have the intellectual and emotional companionship of a partner and not just the sexual experience.

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When it comes to gourmet toppings nothing tops the selection at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza ranging from Italian sausage, mushrooms, Calamata olives, prosciutto and long hot finger peppers - to anchovies, onions, pepperoni and sweet peppers…And when it comes to building business - nothing tops the top-of-the-line events planned for Aventura Young Professionals, who recently enjoyed a networking luncheon at Anthony's in the Aventura Plaza on Biscayne and 179th Street. AYP Chair Michael Yavner of Northern Trust helped Anthony's friendly management and staff welcome a great turnout of under45 "top of their game" guests discovering proprietor Anthony Bruno's recipe for pizza success…Reinvent coal fired pizza ovens first used in the early 1900's; preserve the "old world" art of cooking with coal; put a pizza in an 800 degree oven; cook for just four minutes; and char the thin crust to perfection. During the luncheon, teams from Dolphin Stadium, the Florida Marlins, Williams Island POA and Marksman Security commended the over-the-top value of Anthony's large Specialty Pies for under $20 - and choices like Meatball, Sausage, Hot or Sweet Peppers and Ricotta; Meatball and Ricotta; Broccoli Rabe & Sausage; Eggplant Marino; and Frittata (pepper & egg). Calculating "see you at the top" reasons for Anthony's continual expansion, colleagues from Melnick Lilienfeld & Castonguay CPAs, BNY Mellon, JGB Bank, RBC Bank, Ameriprise Financial and Bernstein Global Wealth, figured out at least 2,000 pizzas a day are served at Anthony's in Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Plantation, Pembroke Pines, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Wellington and Tampa. While business cards were being exchanged by leaders from the Miami Beach Convention Center, Florida's Blood Centers,

Jarett Grushka, Dolphin Stadium; Mason Mishcon, Ameriprise Financial; Howard Fabian, Fabian Realty; Chris Huff, Dolphin Stadium; Bray LaDow, Florida Marlins

Southeast Computer Solutions and Coane & Associates - so were pizza trays as everyone tried Anthony's top pizza picks including Fresh Mozzarella, Sliced Tomato & Basil; White Pizza with ricotta, mozzarella and Romano cheese; Arugula salad served over traditional pizza; and Calzones with mozzarella and ricotta. Publishers from Stern Bloom Media planned on making it a top priority to report Anthony's is famous for serving the best coal oven roasted chicken wings. Attorneys Eric Miller and Mark Lynn along with legal scholars from Bloomgarden, Goudreau & Rosen also gave rave reviews to Anthony's "raising the bar" for coal oven roasted focaccia sandwiches made with Italian tuna salad and top quality roast beef. Hungry for more, AYP members from Fabian Realty, Delta Psychological Group, Mo's Bagels, My Netkey Velocity Printing, Pizza Fusion, Allstate and Corporate Communications created top of the mind awareness for delicious side orders like broccoli rabe and sausage. Colleagues from Goldstein Photography, Taft Forward, Banyan Life Financial, Minuteman Press, Globalinx and Workout Master put Anthony's Italian Salad at the top of their list for "go green" favorites. And creative minds from Schrager & Associates, DS Xpress, Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, ASAP Staffing, Double Click and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation came up with good excuses for indulging in New York style cheesecake topped off with cappuccinos for dessert! Before the luncheon was over, the consensus was the slogan "Our Pizza Is Well Done!" is certainly apropos for Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza…and everyone had "Job Well Done!" accolades for the Aventura Marketing Council - planning events for the Aventura Young Professionals committee that are always top notch! For more information about Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza in Aventura, phone: 305830-2625. To inquire about upcoming Aventura Young Professionals events, phone: 305-932-5334.

Katie Gaidouk, Stern Bloom Media; Michel Bouchard, Florida's Blood Centers; Michelle Desjardins, Allstate

Ralph Ceccarelli and Jaleidy Rodriguez, Southeast Computer Solutions; Stacey Schrager, Stacey Schrager & Associates; Jeanine Dronsick; Sonia Ferrera and Elizabeth Gonzalez, Southeast Computer Solutions

Ian Loughlin, My Netkey; North Miami Councilman Scott Galvin, Junior Achievement; Leslie Stein, JGB Bank; Jeff Levinson, BNY Mellon; Jeff Davidson, Velocity Processing

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Lanzilli Group joins Atlantic Broadband, Showtime

Dan Palmer, Aventura News (right) presents host plaques to Lawrence Lanzilli, Lanzilli Group and Mary Hughes, Atlantic Broadband

Alan Lips, Gerson Preston Robinson CPAs; Claudio Stivelman, Shefaor Development; Comm. Billy Joel; Andy Lewis, Eisinger Brown Lewis & Frankel

Eric Beck and Steve Goitia, IT Doctors; Sandra Figueroa and Cecilia Vignoli, Sleek MedSpa;

Leslie Stein, JGB Bank; Steve Schatzberg, Telecom Management

Linda Nash, American Impact Media; Nancy Doyle, Broadway Across America; Ellen Windheim, EWM; Beth Herdegen, Presidential Funding Group

Dan Palmer, Aventura News; Michael Sheir, Wachovia Securities / Wells Fargo

Jane Applegate autographs copies of "201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business" for Dr. Arnold Sheir, Aventura Dental Team; George Mohama, Atlantic Broadband; and Maxine Hanchard-Foote, Colonial Bank

(L-R) George Mohama, Mary Hughes and Iliana Gonzalez, Atlantic Broadband; Kelli Clark, Showtime; Ed Ford, Dawn Mitchell, Nancy Irizarry, Ira Levy and Guillermo Pecyner, Atlantic Broadband

Lawrence Lanzilli, Jr. and Lawrence Lanzilli, Sr. accept AMC Chairman's Roundtable plaque

Edna LaRoche and Steven Klotz, Miramar Cultural Center / ArtsPark

Ben Launerts, Marksman Security

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and Bloomberg to host author Jane Applegate

Robyn Kane, Aventura Hospital; Eric S. Kane, Attorney; Michael Yavner, Northern Trust

Aventura Vice Mayor Teri Holzberg; City Manager Eric Soroka; City Clerk Teresa Soroka

Ira Levy, Atlantic Broadband; Sandra Mosiello, Bloomberg News; Mary Hughes, Atlantic Broadband; Kelli Clark, Showtime; Jane Applegate

Dimitry Shaposhnikov, DS Xpress; Norman Axelman, Advantage Computer Solutions; Jentry Redinger, FastCare; Martin Granoff, Granoff Enterprises

Eric Mannis, Nature's Best; Joy Felton, ADL; Luis Luciani, ASAP Staffing Services

Murray Rubin, Levitt Weinstein Memorial Chapels; Elliott Kalus, Hebrew Homes Foundation

Aventura Comm. Michael Stern and Charlene Welker of Mount Sinai Medical Center present AMC Chairman's Roundtable plaque to Maiko del Bel, Eric Beck and Steve Goitia of IT Doctors

Mathew Kirkland, HealthCare Acquisitions Group; Fernando Levy Hara, G&D Developers; Lawrence Lanzilli; Alejandro Avayu and Stephane L'Ecuyer, IDEA / International Design Engineering Architecture

Cecilia Vignoli, Sleek MedSpa (right)

Jaleidy Rodriguez and Elizabeth Gonzalez, Southeast Computer Solutions

Cesar Conde, Pizza Fusion; Eric S. Kane, Attorney; Lori Fein, Prudential Realty

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Electronics/Home Furnishings Accents of Aventura * 305-792-6171 AT&T Mobility * 305-682-8000 Extreme Surface Design Center * 305-792-2482 Game Stop * 305-466-3606 MiaCucina * 305-970-8494

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If only BY PATRICIA C. FRANK Are you guilty of playing the “if only’ game with your life and happiness? Does it dictate and dominate your life without your knowledge or awareness? When you use “if only” you are implying that there is a condition that is in effect and that condition is not fulfilled. It can be used as an excuse or it can be used as an accusation. Take a few moments to finish these sentences. You may have more than one response to each statement. Write them all down separately. “I would be happy if only. I wouldn’t suffer if only. I wouldn’t be angry if only. I wouldn’t be fat if only. I wouldn’t be a failure if only. I would have what I want if only. My life would have been better if only. My life would be perfect if only.” These statements become excuses when you think them or say them about yourself. They are a way of explaining, justifying and rationalizing your behavior past or present. There can be a grain of truth in these statements. There is no doubt that certain situations and conditions have a tremendous impact on your life.

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IDEAL MEDICAL CENTER These statements become accusations when someone else says them about you or, heaven forbid, to you. “If only you did such and such, I would have been a greater success or I would have been richer or I would have been happier.” At the same time that they are accusations they are also excuses for the person making the statements. The individual is attempting to lessen the blame they feel for not succeeding or making more money or being happier. They are expressing their disappointment with themselves and or with you. It becomes destructive when they use these statements to put you down, restructure the balance of power in the relationship, find fault with you and create guilt. These statements threaten your self-esteem and wellbeing. Try not to use them on yourself and do not allow someone else to use them against you. Accept the fact that your happiness cannot depend on someone else acting in a certain way. That is not the definition of love. “I would not be fat if only you did not bring home sweets and eat them in front of me” may be true but it avoids the real issue and it diminishes your power to succeed and be happy. Patricia Frank is a Licensed Psychotherapist. She can be reached at 305-788-4864, 212-308-0309.

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Free stuff and real deals are available just for the asking

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I hear about a lot of good deals that are available all over the country and here’s one I wanted to pass along that could mean free supplies for your family. It comes from my CBS TV friends at KTVT in Dallas and it offers a helpful hint about all the free stuff companies will give-away to keep old customers and find new ones. Maggie Grayson has two little ones to clothe and feed, so she’s always on the lookout for new products she can try. She enjoys saving money, too, and says, “It certainly is great to try things out in sample sizes instead of buying a full size.” Consequently, she’s discovered that many companies are willing to give away free samples of baby products as a way to build brand loyalty. Maggie tells us, “Any company that you see online or any of your favorite companies, just go online. Contact their corporate office and say, ‘Hey, I would really like to check out your product.’” Sounds way too easy, but it has worked pretty well for her. She has received free samples of diapers, baby wipes, suntan lotion and household cleaners. She’s guessing it can save families hundreds of dollars a month. Maggie breaks into a big smile as she thinks about all the free

stuff she’s gotten. “We have diapers; we have toiletries, and we have wipes — and all of those products are available.” Tony Palmer is chief marketing officer of Kimberly Clark, which makes Huggies, Kleenex and many other popular brands. Palmer says the company gave away 15 million free samples last year and adds, “Our opportunity is to bring mothers into the Huggies family and let them use those wonderful products and know they really work.” Parents can sign up for free samples and coupons on the Huggies’ website. And that’s not all to which they may be entitled. Most pediatricians also offer free samples for giveaway, including pricier items like formula and medications. It turns out that “Enfamil” will send new parents a free insulated diaper bag filled with $250 in free gifts. And when you register with the company, they’ll send coupons and samples that are appropriate for your child’s age. And here’s another little tip: If you don’t get any help the first time you call or contact the company, try again a little bit later or on a different day. The response you get may depend on whom you talk to. And remember, the nicer you are on the phone, the better chance you may have a company extending a little “customer service” to one of their customers. Watch Al Sunshine’s “4 Your Money” reports Monday-Friday on CBS4 beginning at noon.

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Do your part to stimulate the economy: Travel! BY DAVID GEDANSKY Travel and tourism is a huge segment of the U.S. economy: according to the U.S. Travel Association (USTA), spending on travel in the U.S. totals $740 billion annually. That’s almost as much as the entire economic stimulus package passed by Congress. “Whether it’s Las Vegas or Orlando, where hundreds of thousands of workers are directly or indirectly employed in travel and tourism, or communities throughout the rest of the country that rely on airlines, hotels, resorts, car rental companies, restaurants, theme parks and other tourist attractions for productive jobs and the taxes they produce, travel serves as a natural economic stimulus to keep America working,” said Roger E. Block, CTC, president of Travel Leaders Associates. Clearly, going ahead with your 2009 travel plans will help to further stimulate a large and essential segment of the U.S. economy. And, if you have some discretionary income to spend on travel, you’ll find that it’s a buyer’s market. With help

from a travel professional, travelers can find substantial price reductions across virtually every segment of the travel industry. “Business and leisure travelers alike can travel with the confidence that they’ll receive increased value for every dollar they spend, as well as pride in knowing they are contributing to the nation’s economic well-being,” said Block. Moving ahead with your travel plans also means you won’t miss out on the benefits of travel. Studies show an actual decline in overall quality of life when people hold off on traveling. Two studies cited by USTA reveal that travelers rate their overall health one full point higher (on a scale of one to five) while on vacation. To firm up your travel plans and ensure that you receive maximum value for your travel dollars, talk with your travel professional at Travel Leaders at 20801 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 306, Aventura or phone 305-9355560 or email david@travelleaders.com or visit us on the web www.travelleaders.com/experts.

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Solving ‘Diet Dilemmas’ BY BARI AUERBACH Diet Dilemma 1: Jane and Linda go out for a power lunch. Jane orders a grilled vegetable plate with white rice; Linda orders a grilled chicken sandwich on whole grain bread. Who made the smarter choice? Diet Dilemma 2: At least three times a week, John goes to Starbucks and orders a venti size cafe con leche sweetened with two Equals...how could he still enjoy his favorite drink but make it less caloric and more healthful? Diet Dilemma 3: Ellen decided to go on a crash diet to lose weight. She drastically cut her caloric intake by hardly eating anything all day – so why are the pounds stubbornly staying on? Diet Dilemma 4: Two fit moms pack an after workout snack. Mom #1 chooses a nutritional protein bar, while mom #2 chooses to fill a small bowl with chopped up pieces of chicken mixed with asparagus and brown rice. Which mom’s snack will rev the metabolism more? Diet Dilemma 5: For lunch, Joe goes to Wendy’s and gets a Broccoli & Cheese Baked Potato – while Stacey gets a Taco Bell Taco Supreme – who had more calories? For dinner, Bob goes to Subway for a 6” Cold Cut Combo – while Jackie goes to Carl’s Jr. for a Charbroiled Chicken Club Sandwich – who had more calories? Solving Diet Dilemmas: Solution 1: Linda made the smarter choice since Jane’s grilled vegetables will most likely be sautéed in too much oil and the white rice is a high glycemic carb...Opting for steamed veggies with brown rice would have been a smarter choice. Solution 2: John could order a grande size non-fat cafe con leche; and instead of sweetening it with Equal, he could bring along his own packets of Stevia – the natural non-caloric sweetener available at Whole Foods Market and GNC. Solution 3: Our bodies have a built-in survival mechanism that stores and holds onto

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2009 Nissan Versa is America’s lowest-priced car Ron Beasley AUTOMOTIVE EDITOR

LET’S TALK CARS With a suggested retail price of $9,990, Nissan is billing its new 2009 Versa Sedan as the lowest-priced new car on the market in the United States. Nissan debuted the front-wheel drive Versa in the U.S. as a 2006 model and it has been a solid seller with consumers looking for fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance or roominess. It also has one of the highest standard horsepower/torque ratings and the largest interior in the entry-level segment, along with good quality, reliability and durability. Versa is built at Nissan’s Aguascalientes, Mexico, assembly plant (where the Sentra is made) and is available in three models in five-door Hatchback or four-door Sedan configurations: 1.8 S with four-speed automatic and 1.8 SL with Xtronic CVT.

All 2009 Versas feature a standard 122 hp, 16-valve, 1.8-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine and a choice of three transmissions — Nissan Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), four-speed electronically controlled automatic with overdrive or the standard six-speed manual gearbox. The automatic tranny combination delivers a pleasantly responsive performance, as well as 26 mpg around town and 34 mpg on the highway. You’ll get 27/33 mpg with the CVT transmission; 24/32 mpg with the four-speed automatic transmission; and 26/31 mpg with the sixspeed manual transmission. The Xtronic CVT, unlike conventional stepped gear automatics, operates as essentially “one gear” through use of a belt and two pulleys. By varying the working diameters of the two pulleys, the transmission eliminates the “steps” between gears, resulting in a smoother, more efficient operation by keeping the engine in its optimum power range under a variety of driving and load conditions. Both the Hatchback and Sedan ride on a 102.4-inch wheelbase and have short front and rear overhangs, dynamic styling with crisp body forms and long rooflines, large

Versa has a long roofline, large halogen headlights, signature Nissan grille, body-color bumpers and outside mirrors.

halogen headlights, a signature Nissan grille and large taillights. Body-color front and rear bumpers and dual remote-controlled outside mirrors accent the exterior. A Sport Package (optional on the Versa Hatchback SL model) adds performance styling with a roof-mounted rear spoiler, lower body side sill extensions, unique front and rear fascia, and fog lights. On the inside, there’s a spacious cabin and a clean, simple, high-quality interior design that allows for comfort for all passengers. A wide, laterally oriented instrument panel emphasizes the car’s width, while the low center console flows freely toward the

rear. Both Sedan and Hatchback integrate convenient storage areas, including the center console, glove box, front doors and an in-dash CD storage compartment. Versa also comes with a laundry list of standard and available equipment, including Nissan Intelligent Key, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, XM Satellite Radio and Clarion speakers with a Rockford Fosgate-powered subwoofer.

Ron Beasley is the automotive editor for Miami’s Community Newspapers. He may be contacted by calling 305-662-2277, ext. 261, or by addressing email correspondence to

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JACKSON HEALTH BEAT Maintaining a healthy weight and nutritious diet is also essential to a mother and baby during pregnancy. Make sure you are engaged in regular physical activity and try to do some form of exercise for at least 30 minutes a day. Ask your healthcare provider what kinds of exercise is safe for you to do as your pregnancy progresses. Do not smoke tobacco, drink alcohol, or use any kind of drugs, legal or illegal, that are not prescribed to you. Be sure to ask your doctor about taking any medication because certain ones can be harmful to the fetus. This includes herbal and “natural” products, too, because they can also cause side effects. Avoid hot tubs, saunas and x-rays while you are pregnant, and do not eat uncooked or undercooked meats or fish. Avoid or control caffeine in your diet; pregnant women should have no more than two servings of caffeine per day. Teas, sodas and chocolate often contain caffeine and count toward your daily caffeine limit. In addition, stay away from chemicals like insecticides, solvents, lead and mercury. For more information on prenatal care, visit online at <www.jhsmiami.org/body.cfm?id=157> or <www.4women.gov/FAQ/prenatal.htm>. To learn more about our special prenatal care programs, call Jackson South Community Hospital at 305-251-2500. You can also take comfort in knowing that the Jackson Health System is experienced in managing complicated pregnancies at its High-Risk Obstetric Clinic at Jackson Memorial Hospital, 305-5856480, as well as having one of the best neonatology units in the nation at the Holtz Children’s Hospital, 305-5855437. Visit <www.jhsmiami.org> to find out more about all of our prenatal and neonatal services.

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If you are interested in placing a notice or want to contact one of our BARTER BOARD members, please contact Robin Korth at robinkorth@communitynewspapers.com

RESTAURANT GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE! MAY BE PURCHASED AT 50% OF FACE VALUE. CALL 305.284.7389


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AVENTURANEWS.COM

May 6 - 12, 2009

SUIT EVENT MEN’S SPRING

Traditional & modern styles, impeccably tailored in the finest fabrics

EVERY SUIT 50-70% OFF original department and specialty store prices

25 OFF

% AllMen’s Suits

from the Best European & American Designers

NOW $14999-$44999 our regular $199.99-$599.99 compare at $425-$1,295

25%off Saddles Dress Shirts

our original price $24.99

now pay $18.74!

compare at $39.50

25% off Ties $39.99 & up save up to 70% OFF their original prices

FILENE’SBASEMENT In AVENTURA 176th & Biscayne Blvd.

www.filenesbasement.com

Discount taken at register. Styles & price points vary by store. Event ends Sunday, May 10, 2009.


Aventura News, May 6, 2009 Edition - Miami, Florida