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City of Sunny Isles Beach hosts Anchors Away Foundation 'sail-ebration' BY BARI AUERBACH Hundreds of business and community leaders recently joined in "sail-ebrating" the mission of the Anchors Away Foundation when the City of Sunny Isles Beach hosted an Aventura Marketing Council breakfast meeting at the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort. The Anchors Away Foundation, chaired by Aventura Commissioner Billy Joel, in cooperation with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and a dedicated crew of benefactors, helps children with cognitive and physical disabilities learn to sail and set a course for success in the marine industry. AMC Chair Cliff Schulman of Greenberg Traurig, an Anchors Away Foundation board member, launched the event by introducing Sunny Isles Beach lead- Sunny Isles Beach Mayor Edelcup with ers including Mayor Norman S. Norman Supt. Carvalho Edelcup, Commissioner Roslyn Brezin and City Manager Rick Conner. Dr Jayne Greenberg, Executive Director of Physical Education and Health Literacy for Miami-Dade County Public Schools along with Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho and Assistant Superintendent Enid Weisman were also on deck to share in "sail-ebrating" the success of Anchors Away. "About five years ago, Dr. Jayne Greenberg came to the Aventura Marketing Council to share her excitement about a new marine academy," Comm. Joel explained. "Her dream was to teach disabled kids how to sail on their own while learning science, math and life skills. "Our third Anchors Away launch marked the addition of 14 new boats to our fleet - bringing the total to 29. Last month, we ordered three more and on Thursday, October 22, 10 a.m. at Oleta River State Park, we will hold our fourth launch. The Anchors Away program is a perfect example of the partnership between Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the private business sector." Dr. Greenberg added, "It's been great watching the

Anchors Away program expand. It has now been adopted in New South Wales, Singapore and will soon be launched in China. Our water sports manual is also being used as a model in London for the 2012 Olympics." During the meeting, Mayor Edelcup announced that the City of Sunny Isles Beach will be sponsoring a boat christened "Florida's Riviera" - and two more boats have been purchased thanks to chiropractor Dr. David Muransky and Belina Nagar of ORNA Security and Camera Services. Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, M-DCPS; Aventura Comm. Billy Joel, Chairman, Anchors Away Foundation; More accolades were Mayor Norman Edelcup; Aventura Marketing Council Chairman Cliff Schulman, Greenberg Traurig; Belina Nagar, Security and Camera Services; Dr. Wilbert "Tee" Holloway, School Board Member, M-DCPS; Dr. Jayne extended to Anchors Away ORNA Greenberg, MDCPS with Kathryn Guevara, North Miami Beach Sr. High (center) lead sailing instructor David Diamond for his contributions as well as North Miami dition of "Break Away," Beach Sr. High student Kathryn Guevara, heralded as a expressing how the Away "role model" who has been "sailing with a smile" for the Anchors Foundation "gives wings" past several years. Highlighting flagship Sunny Isles Beach amenities, to challenged children: Mayor Edelcup and Ibis Romero, director of the Sunny "I'll spread my wings and Isles Beach Resort Association, encouraged everyone to I'll learn how to fly; I'll see the city's K-8 pubic school which earned an "A do what it takes til' I grade" its first year; Pelican Community Park; an abun- touch the sky; I'll make a dance of lush landscaping; and the Visitor Center now wish, take a chance, make open at Government Center. Exciting coming attractions a change and breakinclude the second annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest away." For information October 17; and even more city parks coming to the about Sunny Isles Beach, south end of the city and Sunny Isles Boulevard. Before it was time to sail away, Superintendent call 305-947-0606 or Carvalho commended everyone involved with the visit To become Anchors Away program and created even more cause for an Anchors Away spon- Sunny Isles Beach Comm. Roslyn "sail-ebration" by reporting good news about balancing sor, contact the Aventura Brezin and City Manager Rick Conner the budget and committing to sponsor a boat. Then, Krop Marketing Council: 305Sr. High student Natalia Sulca sang an inspirational ren- 932-5334. Photography by Andrew Goldstein

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Craig Zinn Automotive Group celebrates unveiling of Lexus of North Miami Craig Zinn Automotive Group, South Florida's premier auto group, recently celebrated the unveiling of Lexus of North Miami with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. "We were honored that so many community leaders and residents attended the ceremony to show their support for Lexus of North Miami," said Craig Zinn, President of Craig Zinn Automotive Group. "We have been anxiously awaiting the unveiling of this amazing facility. This dealership is not only one of the largest in the world, but it offers a wonderful variety of amenities featured in our unprecedented Lifestyle Center that truly caters to clients, respecting both their time and lifestyle." Guests were able to tour the 1 million plus square foot facility and experience firsthand all the amenities that Lexus of North Miami has to offer. The dealership features a luxurious showroom with a parking structure Former Mayor of the City of North Miami Kevin Burns; Craig Zinn; Zack Zinn; North Miami Vice Michael Blynn; Brittany Zinn; Martine Zinn, Corporate Relations Executive of Lexus of North to hold an inventory of up to 2,000 automo- Mayor Miami biles, and also offers a service and parts facility with 116 service bays. In addition, the building process. The dealership itself contains numerous facility features an innovative Lexus Lifestyle Center. The 'green' features such as intelligent building management resort-like center is designed to allow clients access to the systems for heating and cooling, non-absorbent tile floorfinest facilities for consultation and first-class amenities. ing in the service department and a containment system for The center also includes a Club Lexus lifestyle and fitness lubricants and chemicals used during the dealership's center, juice bar and lounge, concierge service, spa treat- operations. ments, massage therapy chairs, make-up consultations, Joining Craig Zinn for the celebration was City of Lexus boutique, a cafĂŠ, children's play area, teeth whiten- Aventura Mayor Susan Gottlieb; City of Sunny Isles ing station, meditation room and a wireless business cen- Mayor Norman Edelcup; City of North Miami Interim ter. The dealership has also forged relationships with Deputy City Manager Mark Collins; City of North Miami select, premiere boutiques to assist with personal shopping Police Chief Clint Shannon and several Lexus representaservices for clients. tives. Guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres courtesy of The Grill Lexus of North Miami is also an eco-friendly dealer- on the Alley, live entertainment and entered a raffle to win ship. Stiles Construction Co. used energy-saving construc- one of two $100 gift certificates to The Grill on the Alley. tion techniques and recyclable materials throughout the For more information, visit

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Aventura City Clerk Teresa Soroka receives Robert N. Clark Award

The Florida Association of City Clerks recently presented Aventura's very own City Clerk with the most prestigious honor given by the FACC - the Robert N. Clark Award, given to one city clerk annually for having promoted and advanced the ideals and goals of the city clerk profession by actively participating in the improvement of municipal government in the state and local community. "It is a great honor to receive this award," said Soroka. "I am deeply appreciative and most humbled to have been nominated by my peers." Robert N. Clark was the original organizer of FACC and the former City Clerk of Sunrise.

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Wanderings & Ponderings The Moaner

Whatever he tries to do businesswise he knows the Mona will worry that what he does will financially destroy them. Doesn’t Mona is a moaner. matter that Charley is an excellent busiHer view of the world is one great catas- nessman but to her, even excellence has trophe around the corner. She has maybe to fail somewhere and she moans about three or four friends who, somehow, have that possibility. If he wants them to go out known her for all of her 35 years. They just she’ll only go to some restaurant that is set have accepted the fact that in up for romance with dark corners Mona’s life, nothing good can hapand very low lights. She figures pen. She expects hurricanes every that others might think that’s day in one form or another. If it romantic but she feels that places doesn’t happen that day, just you like that tone down whatever wait till tomorrow. Her jobs were wrinkles she has and makes her far apart because although she was look better. bright and capable, her insecuriHe decides they should take a ties drove her co-workers nuts and trip to Vegas, she worries how her employers gladly got rid of her much he’ll lose which is great for quickly. him. If he wins she knows it won’t Dan Palmer The most unusual part of all this –––––––––––––– last long and she’ll be right. If he is that she’s been married to Charley for over wants to take her to a football game, she’s 10 years. No children, because Mona has sure she’ll freeze at the game (even in seen too many little brats make their parents Florida) or it might be too hot and she’ll nuts and she doesn’t want that happening to have a heat stroke. her. They live in a nice home but with a minTo Charley, he has a perfect marriage imum amount of furniture because sooner because he knows how his wife will react to or later, Charley’s business is bound to go anything he does. bad and they will have to sell their home, so She’s sure she’ll catch him meandering why bother to spend money furnishing it one day and that will break them up. The question arises as to how this 10-year As for Charley why run around? His life is marriage has survived. Charley has his own too good. theory about Mona and their life together. As long as Mona keeps moaning he knows He feels that it’s a perfect deal for him. she’s happy so what’s to worry about?


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Aventura Hospital establishes Circle of Caring

Designer Stuart Geller's Art of Transformation

Aventura Hospital is proud to announce the establishment of the Aventura Circle, a hospital-wide effort on the part of the Aventura Hospital staff dedicated to helping those in need. The title Circle is an acronym for the team's motto: Community Involvement Requires Concerned Loving Employees. Each month, the Aventura Circle selects a special cause, such as donating food, clothing and supplies to local not-for-profit organizations that benefit the poor, needy and homeless throughout Dade and Broward counties. This past June, Aventura Hospital donated more than 50 bags of clothing to Safe Space. This organization, also known as the Miami-Dade County Advocates for Heather Rohan, CEO, Aventura Hospital; Winifred Fountain and Armstrong, Safe Space; Manon Lepage and Judy Victims Program, aids women and chil- Cassandra Newell, Aventura Circle dren who are victims of abuse. "We are immensely grateful to the way for us to give back to our community," staff at Aventura Hospital for helping us in our said Aventura Hospital CEO Heather J. Rohan. endeavor to provide clothing to women and "The caring staff of Aventura Hospital are dedchildren in our communities," said Cassandra icated to improving the lives of all residents Armstrong, Social Worker for Safe Space. within our community." "Our program is not only designed to provide The Aventura Circle's efforts will victims of abuse with a safe refuge, it is also continue throughout the year, with a special designed to help these women get a fresh start drive this July to donate non-perishable food to in life. They can wear the clothes that the Stop Hunger, Inc. and another drive in August Aventura Circle has donated when they go to to donate much-needed school supplies to Kids interviews for new jobs to help provide for in Distress and to a local community school. their families." For more information, call 305-682-7000 "The Aventura Circle was established as a or visit

Ocean Prime at Aventura Mall offers sizzling summer special BY JEREIMA FERRER Cameron Mitchell's famed Ocean Prime located in the Aventura Mall is heating things up this summer with an irresistible summer special. For a limited time only, the restaurant is offering a three course meal which includes a house salad, choice of ginger salmon or petite fillet and a signature dessert, all for just $35. The predominantly seafood menu will entice guests with modern twists to retro "supper club" favorites. In addition to the incredible summer special, diners can

opt to enjoy reinventions such as White Truffle Caviar Deviled Eggs and "Surf and Turf" with Diver Scallops and SlowBraised Short Ribs. Select items pull inspiration from formal French techniques and Asian esthetics to deliver dishes such as the Ginger Salmon with Stir-Fried Snap Peas and Soy Butter Sauce. The dishes unite the finest coastal and inland ingredients to prepare simple dishes with dramatic plating. Ocean Prime stands as a trendy oasis for business lunches, cocktails or a night out on the town. In addition to two private dining rooms with seating for up to 35 guests, Ocean Prime features a stylish outdoor terrace and piano bar. The restaurant boasts state-of-the-art lighting, granite bar tops and a bustling cocktail lounge. Sheer, amber-toned drapes embellish the high ceilings with a contemporary style and the warm tan finishes and rich woods are all designed to add to the restaurant's energetic ambiance. For information or to make a reservation, call 305-931-5400 or visit or

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By Lynn Carroll

new concept, Geller-to-Go. "I do the specs for a flat fee and they can use their own labor to put it together," he says. "It's not about how much you spend, but how you do it. Am I better for all of this artistically? Yes, I think I am. It's also putting people

The times they are a-changin', and Stuart Geller, one of South Florida's premiere designers, is changing with them. Think you can't afford a top-tier designer on a budget? Give Geller a call. You'll be pleasantly surprised. "What I am all about is due diligence to come within my clients' budgets," he says. "Budget is the new buzzword." Total conversions are out; face lifts - new kitchens, new bathrooms, reupholstering, fresh wallpapering, new paint jobs - are in. "I've picked up some beautiful domestic lines that are about 40% less than what I was using from Europe," Geller says, "and that has been a very big help. "One of my recent jobs is for a new client who is downsizing - downsizing is another new buzzword. He went from an unnecessarily large home to 3,700 square feet. He didn't think he would be Stuart Geller, Geller Design Group able to afford me, but I did due diligence and was able to meet his budget. back to work, and that is what is going to "I have some clients who are downsiz- move our economy." ing from three residences to one, and others Geller Design Group is located at 900 who are refurbishing on a conservative N. Federal Highway, Suite 205, Hallandale basis. Am I enjoying it? Sure! It's still the Beach. For more information, call 305art of transformation, and I love it." 937-0111(Dade) or 954-457-3692 The designer has even introduced a (Broward) or visit

CPA firm Melnick Lilienfeld & Castonguay has plans for a better future BY LYNN CARROLL Amid the current chaos in the financial markets, CPA Bob Lilienfeld at Melnick Lilienfeld & Castonguay says the thing to focus on is what to do now -and know why you're doing it. For example, "Should you be in stocks?" Most lose money over time. Since 1980, the top performing 25% of stocks represented all the gains in the Bob Lilienfeld broad market, while the rest lost 2% annually." Still, he says, stocks represent a good place for the young to invest, though he recommends broad diversification. "Overall," Lilienfeld says, "you're still better off owning a mix of market index funds to cover U.S. and foreign stocks." Now is the right time to buy a first home if you're single with income under $75,000 or married with income of less than $150,000. "The government is giving an $8,000 tax credit to help purchase that first home," Lilienfeld says. "In the long-term, it's

always better to know what your payment is. There are long-term advantages and, in time, selling for a profit may be tax free." Right now, he adds, the government and banks may lend a hand. "The free credit that helped fuel the housing boom now brings cheaper mortgages. Rates on 30-year loans are at about the lowest they've been in decades." Lilienfeld suggests clients write down the "what-ifs" that could affect their financial future - an exercise he says has several positive effects because, for one, it forces people to think about how to deal with the possibilities. "You usually find things aren't as bad as you'd expected," Lilienfeld says. "It also points out that the good old days may likely be gone for good." For a full slate of advice based on years of experience, call Melnick Lilienfeld & Castonguay at 305-937-1040 or visit

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Weight control and short stature treatment offered at Pediatric Endocrine & Wellness Center

Sandi Salon & Spa: A one-stop oasis for all your beauty needs Keeping up with the harsh economic times, the salon is offering a slew of For co-owners Sandi incredible specials including Kastner and Leon Perez, crea free haircut with any color ating a welcoming environor highlight through ment was top priority when September 30th and a manithey opened Sandi Salon & cure / pedicure for just $45 Spa, located at 3565 NE through the end of June. 163rd Street in the Their Summer Spa Specials Intracoastal Mall, nearly include beauty packages for three months ago. as low as $99. "In addition to providSuccessfully transing impeccable service, we forming an otherwise ordiwant our clients to feel at nary business space into a home, like they are part of hip and stylish salon with a the family," says Kastner. European flair, the owners "What sets us apart from incorporated vibrant colors other salons is that we are a one-stop-shop for 'all' beauty Sandi Salon co-owners Leon Perez and furnishings that provide and Sandi Kastner a warm ambiance while at needs." the same time bringing a This full service salon has it all… from massages, facials, permanent South Beach flavor to North Miami Beach. Thursday night is Ladies' Night at Sandi make-up, Botox, teeth whitening and hair Salon & Spa. Every Thursday between the extensions to manicures and pedicures. And those needs extend to gentlemen as hours of 4 and 8 p.m., ladies who schedule an well. Sandi Salon & Spa has private rooms for appointment in advance are welcome to comwaxing and massages which Kastner says are plementary cocktails and decadent appetizers while they enjoy their treatments. among the favorites of male clients. To indulge and pamper yourself call The salon, which opens seven days a week, welcomes walk-ins but clients who Sandi Salon at 305-934-1010 or visit request Botox or teeth whitening will need an appointment in advance. BY JEREIMA FERRER

Huerta says, "there are new developments that could make a difference in optimizFind the latest treating a child's height." ments for childhood obesity, Regarding childhood short stature and other obesity, Dr. Huerta says, "it is endocrine conditions at a serious health problem Aventura's Pediatric because it damages vital Endocrine & Wellness Center. organs and causes illnesses Open since January, the center like diabetes and high blood offers medical treatment for pressure. Children who are growth problems, pediatric overweight today will have a diabetes, early/late puberty, shorter lifespan than their parpolycystic ovary syndrome, ents. A personalized evaluaexcessive body hair and high tion is important to determine cholesterol. "We also provide dietary and physical activity individualized nutritional Dr. Milagros G. Huerta habits contributing to excessive evaluation and counseling", weight gain. Hormonal factors says founder Milagros G. Huerta, MD, a board-certified pediatric may also play a significant role and require treatment. Prevention is still the best remedy endocrinologist and diabetes specialist. Based on her clinical and academic and I try to work with community organizaachievements, Dr. Huerta was included tions to spread my knowledge and help to among America's Top Pediatricians for 2009. improve the health of our children." The Pediatric Endocrine & Wellness She was a faculty member at the University of Florida and University of Virginia for five Center is located in Concorde Centre II, 2999 years. She says she started her practice NE 191st St. Suite 300. Hours are Monday because she saw a need to provide cutting- and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday and edge medical care delivered in a patient- Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 4 friendly office. The clinic accepts patients p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 305-935-2441 or pediendofrom newborn to age 21. For short stature and slow growth, Dr. BY LYNN CARROLL

"Cruisin’ for Literacy" The Mocombeian Foundation sets sail aboard Carnival's Destiny December 10 - 14 BY JEREIMA FERRER Planning on a winter cruise? This year you may want to consider cruising for a cause and help to fight illiteracy… The Mocombeian Foundation and Carnival Cruise Lines are partnering for the first ever "Cruisin for Literacy" fundraiser. Carnival is offering bargain deals for a four-day Western Caribbean cruise onboard the Carnival Destiny. A portion of the proceeds collected from ticket sales will be donated to the Mocombeian Foundation, a nonprofit organization who's mission is to empower and inspire at-risk youth to become critical thinkers by teaching reading strategically. "We hope to raise anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 for the foundation," said Dr. Paul Mocombe, Founder and Chairman of The Mocombeian Foundation. "The funds raised through this fun-filled event will enable us to charge into 2010 making more programming available in order to achieve our overall goal of eradicating illiteracy among inner city youths." Cruise suites start at $359 for an interior suite, $409 for an ocean view suite and $499 for a balcony suite. Carnival Destiny will set sail from

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the Port of Miami on Thursday, December 10th and cruise to its first stop in Key West and then to Cozumel, Mexico before returning home to Miami on Monday, December 14th. Based on his research as a professor of sociology at BethuneCookman University, Dr. Mocombe created the Mocombeian curriculum which is designed to strategically tackle illiteracy. "The curriculum I have developed can be used for any children anywhere, but the concentration for the foundation is specifically inner city children," adds Mocombe. In 2008, Dr. Mocombe established The Mocombeian Foundation as a 501c 3 non-profit organization to teach the Mocombeian Curriculum and provide students with the curriculum materials titled Mocombe's Reading Room Series. Presently, over 80 children ranging from kindergarten through high school are enrolled at the reading center and curriculum materials are aiding over 400 struggling students throughout the nation. For more information about The Mocombeian Foundation and the upcoming winter cruise, call 786-356-4920 or visit

Creative art display by Biscayne Institutes community participants by Dr. Teri DeGrand, a licensed clinical psychologist who oversaw the The Miami-Dade therapeutic art program. Department of Cultural "Participants were Affairs and The Biscayne asked to create a non-traFoundation are jointly ditional, mixed-media presenting a creative dispiece fashioned after an play of artwork by adults American quilt," said and children from the project co-leader Elaine Biscayne Community Defibaugh, a Miami-area under the banner "Hand artist who has developed a to Hand: Nature's Quilt" reputation for using the at 10:30 a.m., July 29th, arts to help heal individuin The Biscayne als with medical probInstitutes of Health & Julio Casterline and Lynn Katzef lems. Living, 2785 NE 183 "The materials used in this workshop Street, Suite 100. "The art represents the culmination of are fabric, old clothing, canvas, vinyl, a summer therapeutic program for commu- thread, glue, and various types of fasteners, nity participants," says Dr. Marie A. acrylic paint and markers. The majority of DiCowden, a nationally known healthcare the materials used were recycled materials psychologist who is founder and program from thrift shops, clothing and fabrics director for the Biscayne Institutes of designed by the participants." Dr. DiCowden said the disabilities of Health & Living, a HealthCare Community the children and adults who took part in the program. "The idea," she says "is to assist those summer therapeutic art program include with disabilities in an artistic therapeutic individuals with traumatic brain injury, program under the guidance of a profes- cerebral palsy, developmental delays, consional artist. The patients who took part are genital neurological disorders, strokes, all residents of Miami-Dade County who learning disorders and hemiparalysis. For more information on the Biscayne receive rehabilitation services at the Institute or the Biscayne Academy, call 305Biscayne Institute on a regular basis." She said the program was coordinated 932-8994 or visit BY LYNN CARROLL

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Life in the City BY BARI AUERBACH ‘On a Budget’ Before the Aventura City Commission approves the 2009-2010 fiscal year budget, let’s hope they consider including funding for much needed budget line items like these…. Wide Bike Paths: Is that the Tour de France?? No it’s just a very large group of bike riders cycling down Country Club Drive – directly in front of your car! But if the city budgeted for new bike paths, maybe you’d take up biking too…and then use the money you save on gas to buy all that elaborate looking gear! Bigger Parking Spaces: Finally found an empty spot – but even a Cooper Mini won’t fit? Redrawing lines to make parking spaces bigger might be a bit costly, but it would be worth the investment if the city could forever eradicate dents, dings and injuries caused by trying to squeeze in or out of your car – only to

realize the sunroof is the only escape! New Entertainment: The city is building a new cultural center – but in the meantime, why not budget for hosting the Cirque du Soleil at the old Circuit City site – or turning the old Linens ‘n Things into a baseball stadium – with a retractable roof of course! Free Ice Cream: When it’s this hot outside, the best thing to do is stay inside a nice, cool air conditioned room and eat ice cream…Wait a minute! That’s a brilliant way to get residents to come to City Commission meetings – especially if the budget includes free ice cream! More Cameras: There are already cameras to catch red light runners – so why not also budget for cameras to catch people who cut you off, swerve while texting or putting on lipstick and use obscene gestures while incessantly leaning on the horn? The fines collected would surely help ensure Aventura will always have everything other cities envy including – the lowest tax rate in Miami-Dade County!

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Choreographer and Ballet Master Vladimir Issaev hangs dancing shoes at new location BY JEREIMA FERRER The Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida recently took a big leap into their new 8,400 square foot location at 15939 Biscayne Boulevard where they've grown into three fully-equipped state-of-the-art dance studios. The immaculate space designed by local architect Ari Sklar features sprung dance floors, ballet barres and mirrors, abundant natural light and a large waiting area for families. But that's not all‌ the space was built as "environmentally friendly" using polished concrete floors and non-toxic paint. The Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, a non-profit organization founded in 1997 by Russian-born Ballet Master and Choreographer Vladimir Issaev presents professional ballet performances throughout the community and has grown tremendously over the years to offer classes including pre-ballet, classical ballet, hip hop and jazz year-round for children three years of age through adulthood. The opening of this grand new location reflects the growth of the organization and the demand highlighted by the increase in enrollment from 2008 to 2009. The new location will combine the activities of the professional ballet company, the ballet school and it will be welcoming additional disciplines of dance including flamenco, modern dance, Pilates Š, Yoga among others. It is the only school in South Florida that teaches the Russian "Vaganova Method", named after a Russian teacher who devised her own method of classical ballet training. The new location will give greater flexibility to professional dancers, dance students

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and families and will provide the full range of dance classes for the current students as well as for new students in the area. "We couldn't have made the move without the help of the parents, students, our President of the Board of Directors Leslie Rozencwaig and Architect Ari Sklar," said Marketing Director Ruby Issaev. Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida will continue its collaboration with Miami-Dade County Public Schools through their program "Arts Ballet goes to School" where they present dance demonstrations and reward students with free or reduced price tickets to their shows and a number of scholarships for talented boys. In addition to all the great things happening at Arts Ballet Theatre, Vladimir Issaev was recently awarded the prestigious honor of "Best Arts Educator in Florida" by The Florida Alliance of Arts Education, an honor he is most elated to receive. For more information, call 305-9353232 or visit

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STOPPING THE TRAIN Q: Are men physically able to stop when already engaged in sexual intercourse? If so, why do they use that excuse to keep going when asked to stop? A: Very good question. There comes a point during intercourse when a man can’t stop himself. If a freight train were crashing into the room, he still could not halt ejaculation. Learning to recognize the moment right before he gets to that point is the key to ending premature ejaculation. If, when he approaches that precipice, he calms himself down a little, he can regain control. Some men are afraid that if they do stop from going over the edge they’ll lose their erection and won’t be able to reach the goal of having an orgasm. They have to be taught that it’s a baseless fear and if they are going to become good lovers they have to learn to gain as much control as possible. Q: Is it normal to not have an orgasm every time you have sex? I have been


involved in a sexual relationship for two years and have only had four orgasms. (I am a 19-year-old female). A: My guess as to what is happening here is that except for those four times, the two of you normally don’t engage in enough foreplay to get you sufficiently aroused to have an orgasm during intercourse. What you have to do is prolong foreplay to the point of being almost ready for an orgasm and then start intercourse, or, if that doesn’t work, continue foreplay until you do have an orgasm. Many women can’t have an orgasm from intercourse alone, and that’s all right as long as they achieve sexual satisfaction in another way. Q: Over the years, the role of sexuality has changed within many different cultures. How do you account for the wide variation of views held by different populations considering we are all the same species? A: I’ve traveled all over the world speaking about sex, and at my lectures I always ask for questions, and guess what? Most of the time the questions are pretty much the same. I’m not saying there aren’t differences in people’s attitudes, but deep down there are many more similarities. I think if you remove the surface differences, basically sex is about giving and receiving pleasure and procreation.

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City of Sunny Isles Beach hosts

Charles Orvieto, Orvieto's Trophies Awards & More; Lynda Peeler, Richard Schulman, Sunny Isles Beach

Sunny Isles Beach Comm. Roslyn Brezin and Mayor Norman Edelcup receive host plaque from Dan Palmer, Aventura News

Dr. Jayne Greenberg; David Diamond; AMC Chairman Cliff Schulman, Greenberg Traurig

Sandra Joel; Natalia Sulca, Dr. Michael M. Krop Sr. High; Aventura Comm. Billy Joel and Vice Mayor Teri Holzberg

Bob Hollander, Brown & Brown Insurance; Daniel S. Weinger, The Ticket Eagle; Mark J. Lynn, Attorney

Maiko Del Bel, Jay Taylor and Eric Beck, IT Doctors

Ben Launerts, Marksman Security; Comm. Bob Diamond; Michael Yavner, Northern Trust; Andy Rosenkanz, ADL

Enid Weisman, John Doyle and Dr. Jayne Greenberg, M-DCPS

Chuck Kuehnle, A Life Coach For You; Cristine Allen, Aventura Worldwide Transportation Service; Dr. David Muransky, Aventura Chiropractic Care Center

Maxine Lopez, Airstron; Arleen Weintraub, City of North Bay Village; Susan Stuart, Monarch Electronics; Lauren Morris, AIPAC; Amparo Vargas, City of North Bay Village

Dr. Wilbert "Tee" Holloway; Natalia Sulca; Supt. Carvalho

Sara Fiedelholtz, Cravings Magazine; Peter L. Fishel, CPA; Carol Christmas, Nordstrom

Lauren Morris, AIPAC; Sen. Ron Silver; Mayor Edelcup

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Anchors Away Foundation 'sail-ebration'

Cliff Schulman; Aventura Mayor Susan Gottlieb; Caryn Rae Robin; Karen Dresbach, National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Paola Burkholder, Globalinx; George Massialas; Rita Regev, Optimar International Realty; Ken Klein, Bar Rosso

Dr. Wilbert "Tee" Holloway; Supt. Alberto Carvalho; Enid Weisman; Aventura Comm. Billy Joel

North Miami Beach Mayor Myron Rosner; Chuck Kuehnle, A Life Coach For You; Sunny Isles Beach Mayor Norman Edelcup; Laurie Oliva, Digital Cut; Dr. Craig Silver, Center for Advanced Medical Care; Aventura Mayor Susan Gottlieb

Sunny Isles Beach Mayor Norman Edelcup; Janet Cini, Concerned Citizens of NE Dade

Cliff Schulman presents gift to Kathryn Guevara, North Miami Beach Sr. High

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Dr. Milagros Huerta, Pediatric Endocrine and Wellness Center; Belina Nagar, ORNA Security and Camera Services

Ibis Romero, Sunny Isles Beach Resort Association

Officer of the Month: Aventura Comm. Michael Stern, Vice Mayor Teri Holzberg; Police Chief Steve Steinberg; Comm. Billy Joel; Mayor Susan Gottlieb; Det. Anthony Angulo; Heather Rohan, Aventura Hospital; Comm. Bob Diamond

Andy Lewis, Eisinger Brown Lewis & Frankel; Jeff Levinson, BNY Mellon

Murray Rubin, Levitt-Weinstein Memorial Chapels; Brad Elmowitz, Corporate Communications Group; Martin Granoff, Granoff Enterprises; Aventura Comm. Michael Stern, Stern Bloom Media; Dr. Robert Sheir, Optometric Physician

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VIEWPOINT Coal remains as malevolent Should charity hospitals be as ever charitable? BY CARL POPE Both sides continue to draw lines in the sand as climate and energy legislation debates rage in Congress. Many heavy-hitters are making their voices heard - but none perhaps more so than the coal industry. Let's compare what's best for the United States here. Clean energy legislation will create millions of jobs, boost the economy, and reduce our global warming pollution. Giving Big Coal endless loopholes props up an industry that poisons communities, pollutes our air, adds to our global warming pollution, and has done nothing to end its job growth stagnation in the past decade (a recent study shows the wind industry now employs more people than coal mining!). You see, using coal to power our country is dirty from beginning to end coal's entire lifecycle harms people and the earth. At the beginning, destructive mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia destroys watersheds and contaminates community drinking water. Mining companies fill streams with waste blown off the tops of mountains. But in reality - communities just want to see mountaintop removal coal mining stopped all together. And yet the dirty coal cycle doesn't stop with mountaintop removal. Trucks take the coal to the processing facilities but not before they leave a trail of harmful dust and haze in mining communities. Once burned, coal is just as dirty. It causes more than 30 percent of our global warming pollution and contributes to major health problems, including asthma and other respiratory issues - not to mention the mercury pollution coal plants spew. But the major newsmaker recently comes from the very end of the coal cycle - the ash waste from burning coal which is frequently kept in artificial ponds near coal facilities. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finally released a list of the 44 coal ash sites deemed “high hazard.” Coal ash is the same black goo that devastated a Tennessee town last December when a Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) dam failed and released 1 billion gallons of the heavy metal-laden sludge into area rivers. This comes two weeks after a coali-

tion of organizations including the Sierra Club filed a Freedom of Information Act request demanding the release of the list. The "high hazard potential" coal ash storage sites listed by EPA are all located near coal-fired electric power plants concentrated in 10 states. After doing some demographic research on these locations, we've also noticed that 20 of the coal ash storage sites are in areas where high percentages of people live below the poverty line (some sites have more than one pond). We still don't know just how many of the hundreds of coal ash sites nationwide are leaking toxic pollution into local drinking water supplies, but evidence is mounting that dozens of communities are living with that nightmare every day. We do know that the cancer rate is as high as 1 in 50 for those living near themost hazardous sites. An industry that fights to keep communities in the dark about hazards is not interested in what is best for the public, only in what is best for the industry's bottom line. The industry doesn't deserve the free pass it has enjoyed for years. We must stop mountaintop removal coal mining, lower our global warming pollution by decreasing the coal used for energy production, and regulate coal ash. We must move the United States beyond coal and toward a clean energy economy. Communities are in pain - this is a justice issue in Appalachia and other communities that suffer from devastating mining, being located near coal ash sites, or from dangerous soot and air pollution. Until coal cleans up its act, it's time to get America running on clean energy. A wind farm at West Virginia's Coal River Mountain that creates jobs both in the manufacturing of the farm and its operation makes a lot more sense than blowing up the mountain to get a small supply of coal. Instead of the toxic legacy of America's dirty energy past, the clean energy future promises millions of new jobs, healthier communities, and a safer climate for future generations. -Carl Pope is Executive Director of the Sierra Club.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER As Lily Tomlin says, "No matter how cynical you get, it's almost impossible to keep up." The truth of Tomlin's observation struck me when I read that lobbyists for America's charity hospitals are campaigning to kill reform legislation that would require charity-care hospitals to provide get this - charity care. I sat there blinking for a while, thinking: You mean they don't? As it turns out, no. Although they're called "charity hospitals," and although they are tax-exempt and they get some $6 billon a year worth of special tax breaks on the grounds that they provide free health care for low-income folks - they either don't, or provide very little. In fact, it's hard today to tell the difference between these non-profits entities and your run-of-themill for-profit hospital chains. The charitable outfits often turn away the poor from the hospital doors, and when they do provide treatment, they're likely to use nasty, bullying tactics to try to collect money from the poor. They've gotten away with this by

claiming that they meet the charitable standard by holding some health fairs, offering occasional screening days for cholesterol, and doing medical research. A bipartisan proposal in Congress, however, says that tax-exempt hospitals could no longer refuse service to charity cases, and the bill also would rein in the hospital roughhouse bill collectors. In other words, this reform provision would require the non-profits to put the "charity" back in charity care - or lose their tax exemption. Hospital lobbyists are squealing like stuck pigs. They recently sent an astonishingly cynical call for charity hospital executives to "oppose charity care." To help battle this greed, join the email campaign by Community Catalyst. Contact the group by email at - or call 617-275-2896. -For more information on Jim Hightower's work - and to subscribe to his award-winning monthly newsletter, The Hightower Lowdown, visit <>

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Dodge Caliber has ‘techno’ design, functionality Ron Beasley AUTOMOTIVE EDITOR

LET’S TALK CARS The Dodge Caliber is an odd looking vehicle with its “techno” design, yet it has the functionality of three different vehicles — a station wagon, a hatchback and a minivan. The Caliber made its debut as a 2007 model, replacing the Neon, and little has changed for 2009, though the high-performance SRT4 model was added to the lineup last year. Four models are available, all with four-cylinder engines — SE, SXT, R/T and SRT4 — and either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.. The SE and SXT come with a 148-hp 1.8-liter engine (a 158hp 2.0-liter engine is an option for the SXT). The R/T gets a 172-hp 2.4-liter engine and the SRT4 comes with a 2.4liter, 285-hp turbocharged powerplant. As for transmissions, the 1.8 liter engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox; the 2.0 comes with a continu-

ously variable automatic transmission (CVT); the 2.4 is available with the fivespeed manual in the front-drive R/T, and the CVT in the all-wheel drive R/T; the SRT4 comes only with a six-speed manual gearbox. Caliber is a five-passenger, five-door vehicle and it does have some practicality in its design and function. The familiar Dodge crosshair grille and large flanking headlights dominate the front. The lower bumper separates the grille and headlights from a lower air intake and fog lamps. The side features a wedged beltline and bulging fenders, tires that fill up the wheelwells and longitudinal moldings with a chrome accent along the lower doors. The roofline arches from the base of the hood and flows over the side doors into the upright lower liftgate. The rear is accented by a short overhang and a steeply raked back window beneath a lipped spoiler. Oversize taillights jut from the fenders. On the inside, there is plenty of headroom in the front passenger compartment and the front seats are comfortable. There is plenty of cargo space and the folding rear seats (with an optional recline adjustment and fold-flat front pas-

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senger seat) allow for even more hauling space and room for long items such as skis, surfboards or ladders. There’s even a cooler for the glove box to keep water bottles and canned drinks cold. New for 2009 are Uconnect Tunes and Uconnect GPS. Uconnect Tunes includes a 30-gigabyte hard drive for storing as many as 6,700 digital songs or photographs, and movies can be played on the dashboard navigation screen when the vehicle is in Park. Uconnect GPS combines the features of Uconnect Phone and Uconnect Tunes with navigation and real-time traffic. The system includes an

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Providing excellence for a living BY BENTON LAUNERTS In my previous “introduction” column I had mentioned that I have been fortunate enough to serve Aventura and its surrounding communities for the past fifteen years both as VP of Marketing for PK1 and under my current position of VP of Business Development for Marksman Security. The common denominator between these two companies is that I have the opportunity to service some of the finest properties that South Florida, if not the world has to offer. Working directly for Stephanie Trump at Williams Island was probably one of the greatest experiences I have had in my career and where I really learned to exceed customer expectations directly to the residents and guests of the Island and also to the Building Managers as clients. Serving so many luxury properties since then has taken this education to a new level. Obtaining a contract at a luxury property comes with tremendous challenges as your only product is your continuous and consistent deliver y of excellent service. The key to success in this arena is clearly the understanding your clients needs. When a resident buys into a luxury proper-

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Person to person BY DR. MICHAEL GILINSKY As a family practice physician, every day is an adventure as one never knows what medical ailment is going to appear in the exam room, from soup to nuts. We have to stay on our toes as our focus is on every body system, from male pattern baldness to arthritis of the baby toe. My practice evolved into an adult practice limited to patients 14 years and older. I have limited my practice to give my patients a minimum amount of 30 minutes for an established visit and 60 minutes for a new patient. Patients are yearning for “good old-fashioned” medical care. All patients would love 24/7 access to their physician via cell phone or pager. All patients deserve same-day appointments, even house calls, emergency department visits, and hospital visits. Because of this commitment, my practice gives me time to study, time to read, and time to consult with specialists for my patients’ health. My emphasis is on preventative medicine, as preventing heart disease and cancer are two of the greatest challenges our

society faces. This is the “front line” in my office. By analysis of blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and the use of nutritional and exercise interventions, we are able to diagnose and prevent certain diseases. We can prevent blockages of arteries, stave off kidney diseases, and slow diabetes progression. Cessation of smoking and careful cancer screening techniques lead to earlier diagnoses or, in many cases, prevention of colon, prostate, ovarian, lung, breast, and uterine cancer. Obesity is also a great risk factor for cardiovascular disease and cancer, so I utilize nutritionists and personal trainers as well as metabolic testing to evaluate calories burnt in a typical day and then plan a course of treatment. Finding a balance in life is key! We must find ways manage our own life, our family’s needs, and maintain our involvement in the community. Stress in these modern times is upsetting this delicate balance - in my next column, I will go into ways of restoring this balance to make ourselves happier, more productive citizens. Dr. Michael Gilinsky, My Personal MD, is located at 21097 N.E. 27th Court, Suite 330, Aventura, FL 33180, 305-6969663,

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Longevity BY PATRICIA C. FRANK The oldest living person is a Montana man who is 112. The number of individuals that will live to 100 years of age and beyond is on the rise. When questioned about this, most people reported that they were pleased but only if their mind was still active and functioning. One of the most debilitating events than can happen to an individual is cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s Disease. There is a growing body of scientific evidence that attests to the fact that certain activities and mental exercises prevent your brain from aging. An important activity is to engage in social interaction of a positive nature. Irritable conversations will actually harm the brain. Relaxation, meditation, visualization and intellectual challenges are other activities that strengthen neural connections These activities actually buffer the brain from the devastating effects of brain deterioration. Relaxation is a basic technique for enhancing the brain. Breathing also triggers the body’s relaxation response. Smiling stimulates certain important cir-

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‘Ageless Fitness’ BY BARI AUERBACH “Fitness is a fountain of youth!” A statement proven time and again by the exceptionally fit people often seen at gyms who look at least ten years younger than their actual age. One of the first steps to “defying gravity” and looking forever young is to learn more about what happens to our bodies after entering the “30 something” realm… According to the website, our body is at its peak at about age 30. After this, the key components of fitness decline leading to a tendency to put on weight… Bone and muscle loss begins around age 35. Flexibility and strength are also on the decline, as body fat levels and blood pressure are on the rise. A whopping 50% of these changes are a direct result of inactivity. With regular exercise you can take control of your life and delay the effects of the aging process. Additionally, you can reverse many of the effects that have already taken place. So how do you take control? You have to choose to move! Make exercise an integral part of your daily routine. A good exercise routine contains all three elements of fitness including: 1) strength or resistance training 2) aerobics 3) flexibility. By far, the most ideal way for a woman to workout is circuit-training which incorporates these three elements into one effective and time efficient routine. Some women buy into the common misconception that an aerobics only exercise routine is the answer to weight loss and weight control. This is definitely not the case. Since 75% of the calories that you burn are burned at rest, aerobic exercise is not as effective as developing muscle, to increase your body’s ability to burn calo-

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Uncovering a Hidden Asset BY JON KIDD AND KEITH OWEN Imagine you were informed that, thanks to a close relative, you had inherited millions of dollars worth of Coca Cola stock certificates that had been lost in the attic for decades. Since this “negotiable instrument” belongs to you, would you climb up into the attic to get it and immediately enquire as to its value? Forgotten or unrealized assets are surprisingly more common than people think. Many families have not liquidated their bonds or stock certificates due to a lack of communication from generation to generation. Life insurance premium financing creates a very similar scenario by tapping into an unrealized asset we call “insurable net worth”. A life insurance policy is an asset just like a house or car. You may qualify for a loan that pays the annual premiums, just like a mortgage or car loan, except the interest and payments may be accrued into the loan. Interestingly, the policy value itself typically repays the loan for those of age 70 and over.

5 Common Questions 1. What if I already have an estate plan in place? Life insurance can supplement any existing estate plan. Most people are unaware of how life insurance premium financing benefits estate or charitable planning. It is recommended that individuals consult with their tax attorneys; gift taxes might be avoided with premium financing versus paying premiums outright. 2. What if I already have life insurance? Very rarely is an individual insured up to their net worth or full capacity. Many people do not realize the need for that much insurance. If the hidden asset (one’s insurability) exists, why not benefit from it? Further, many consumers are unaware that they have the option of exploring a sale of this policy in their lifetime to enjoy a “living benefit”. It is important to note that most insurance carriers do not condone originating new life insurance policies for the sole purpose of selling it for a financial gain as an investment. Another common purpose of life insurance premium financing is for a corporate key person or to fund a “buy-sell agreement”. Today, people often consider a 1035 exchange and/or to sell a policy to ultimately enjoy lower premiums due to the new

mortality tables; the 2008 Valuation Basic Tables (VBT) adjustment has resulted in lower premiums due to longer life expectancies. 3. I have heard of premium financing before, how do I choose the most specialized firm? Individuals should feel comfortable dealing with a specialized firm that focuses solely on premium financing; seek a practice that works with top CPAs, estate and tax attorneys among agents and advisors throughout the country referring clients to them. Premium loans should always be fully disclosed, transparent, safe and compliant and therefore be accepted by regulators, insurance companies and all other parties involved. A specialized firm will ensure that an individual is in a life insurance transaction that matches their needs. Choosing an experienced firm is important because insurance companies and regulators frown upon certain transactions that take place within the industry. 4. What if you have bad health? You may be pleasantly surprised that you are likely to be insurable provided you do not have a terminal illness. An insured could be classified as a standard health risk, even if. There are advantages to be gained by working with a firm that has developed very strong relationships with underwriters

and insurance companies over the years and as a result, can leverage this to bring a client a better insurance rating. 5. This sounds too good to be true, why is everybody not doing this? More than likely, they have not yet been made aware of it. It is also human nature to ignore death and unfortunately, this often results in harsh financial consequences. Each person has a limit to the amount of life insurance they may qualify for, usually based on their estimated estate tax liability, business interest or charitable involvement; they may, or may not, qualify for life insurance premium financing at a later date. This is not “something for nothing” or “free insurance”, as the premiums are paid for and an insured person is expending their insurable capacity. Not everybody qualifies and clients should understand the risks and rewards relative to this or any product that proposes to enhance the family’s net worth. Jon Kidd or Keith Owen may be reached via phone at 305-695-8052 or toll-free at 800828-ESTATE (3782). You may also wish to visit or simply stop by for a tea or coffee at their office on the edge of the bay at 1800 Sunset Harbour Drive, Marina Suite 3, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

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Independence of Ukraine On Saturday, August 22, 2009 at the Town Center Park, located at 172nd Street and Collins Avenue, music, food and a cultural exhibit will mark the 18th anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine. From 4 pm to 8 pm the Ukrainian Cultural-Education Center of Miami is planning a festive event free to the general public. There will be a stage show featuring well known singers from Ukraine and local talent, The Ukrainian Dancers of Miami, the Maksymowich Trio and the Ukrainian Choir of Greater Miami. There will be an exhibit of Ukrainian embroidery and handcrafts. Traditional Food will be available for purchase. In case of rain, the program will be held in the Pelican Park Community Center, 18115 North Bay Rd. For additional information, call 305-798-0190.

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King David Foundation, Inc. 17971 Biscayne Blvd. Suite 117, Aventura, FL 33160 Es una Organización sin fines de lucro, dedicada a la Medicina Preventiva a través de intervenciones de Salud Pública, para la comunidad Hispano/Latina del Sur de la Florida. Ofrece servicios directos de prevención GRATUITOS en: Alcohol, Drogas, VIH/SIDA, Diabetes, Hepatitis C, Hipertensión, pruebas clínicas (testing), consejería y referimiento. ESOL: clases de inglés de lunes a jueves de 6:00 pm a 8:30pm. Clases de Yoga los miércoles de 6:00 pm a 7:30pm. Clases de computación de lunes a miércoles de 4:00 pm a 5:00 pm.


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Es una Coalición Latina para la prevención de Alcohol, Cigarrillos y Drogas en general.

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WEEKLY HOROSCOPES Aries - If you are invited to go out with friends this week, buff up your shoes, and put on your sharpest duds. Get ready for a good time. If you are single, you could meet someone who pushes your buttons in a good way by sharing musical or creative interests. Taurus - Expect a powerful push forward in your career this week. You will be filled with abundant energy this week and can get a lot cleared off your desk. There could be disagreements or challenges at times, but the end results will most likely turn in your favor.

Gemini - You may be getting a lot of unusual calls featuring connections between the people in your career, and friends or those you meet with socially on a regular basis. People are full of excitement and energy this week. One of your friends may be in a new romance. Cancer - There is a secret you are keeping this week, one that could make you a lot of money if you play your cards right. You may have a partner or associate who has some inside information that will help you, but do be careful to make sure everything you do is legal. Leo - Romantic signals clear up dramatically this week. You are almost reading each other's minds all of a sudden. It could be that the challenges you have had lately have forced you to stop playing games with each other and you are both a lot happier.

Virgo - It will be even more difficult to concentrate this week because you'll be far more interested in playing or daydreaming than working or getting the family chores finished. Take the family out for a movie, it is a good time to enjoy a great flick or get out to a park.

Libra - You need to have a little fun right now. You may be drawn to art galleries,


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theatres, and music stores right now. You want to get something to play with that sooths your soul and uplifts your mood. You may be given a spiritual book or self-help guide this week.

Scorpio - You will get plans, documents or information that will help you make those big changes you are planning in the old homestead. You and your partner have to come together on the biggest plans, make sure you both understand what it is you are committing to.

Sagittarius - You will be able to communicate your ideas and feelings more forcefully and directly this week, and are likely to be much better received than the past two weeks, especially where it comes to close friends and siblings. You may feel a bit hyperactive this week. Capricorn - There is wonderful news heading your way about your finances, work and career. You had recent hints that something big and beautiful was headed your way and you are going to be hearing confirmation soon. That dream promotion could be right around the corner. Aquarius - A massage session or a meditation retreat may seem like an exorbitant luxury, but yourself have those little treats you have been denying yourself. You will be able to work that much more effectively if you are relaxed, refreshed, and in command. Pisces - You may get an unusual or innovative insight during meditation or a relaxing moment this week. Write down the ideas that come to you this week, because they may have a lot of value for you later on, even though they might not make sense at the moment.

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