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‘Dentistry from Our Hearts’ provides free services for over 400 as Dental Care Group shows their hearts

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Consider Dr. Rick Mars, partner in Dental Care Group/Aventura Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics with offices in Aventura and Pembroke Pines. For the second year, he and his partners, Dr. Joel Glicksman and Dr. Josh Coussa and associates Dr. Jack Berne, Dr. David Koslovsky, Dr. Aicel Carbonero, Dr.

Maigrely Abreu-Henanadez, Dr. Samira Alempour and their four hygienists and entire clinical and administrative team all agreed to provide free services for children and adults who weren’t fortunate enough to have routine dental care. They chose Sunday, February 26th as their “Dentistry from our Hearts” day and sent word out to

the community through the schools, police departments and through a dynamic interview with DJ Laz from Power 96 who encouraged everyone to show up that day to receive free exams, fillings, extractions, –––––––––––– See

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Wandering & Pondering Ten Years

Judy finally felt it was time to straighten Judy called one of her closest friends to Bob out. listen to what Bob would say when he was They’d been married 10 yeas and the away for the weekend on business... with rumors about him had to be straightened Eric, the attorney. out. John’s business had gotten That weekend Bob was away very huge and what was worse on business and she invited her he had gotten so busy. In fact friend to be with her as a witevery week or so, he seemed to ness. Sure enough, right after have to go out of town to put one midnight the call came: “Honey deal or another together. What I’m giving you a quick call. Eric bothered her more was that the is in the other room negotiating family attorney, Eric, seemed to the deal, and I snuck out to call be with him when these deals you. We’ll be staying a day more DAN PALMER were going through. and I’ll be back in a few days.” Always the same call “Honey, Eric (the Judy turned to her friend sitting with her in attorney ) and I are in the midst of the deal her bedroom, “Think I can get him good? and we can’t even talk to you until after You can’t be in two places the same time, the weekend. Don’t expect to hear from can you Eric?” me.” Then she turned off the bedroom lights. She decided that maybe the rumors were Judy got herself an excellent settlement. true and if so she would find a way to Fact... she and Eric are on the second catch him in the act and go in for the kill. month of their world’s cruise.

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Around Town in Aventura Wrap-up party for 2nd annual AT&T YOUNG STARS SHOWCASE has everyone singing and dancing Vi Living in Aventura was the host for the Wrap-Up party for the young singers and sponsors of the recent 2nd annual AT&T Young Stars Showcase at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center produced by the Aventura Marketing Council.....and just having some great food and showing the video from that evening would have been enough. Vi Living, an upscale senior lifestyle center, held the party in their beautiful Everglades Room and brought out an array of delicious hors d’oeuvres for the party. Costco in North Miami Beach baked a huge sheet cake with the YSS signature purple colors decorating the frosting. But to Ran Oz, Creative Director of the last two AT&T YOUNG STARS SHOWCASE productions, a ‘real’ party has to have more than a great ambience and food, and he had some plans up his sleeve for that evening. Ran owns CooLAM Dance Studios and CooLAM Dance Productions, and to him, everything should be a ‘production’! Valerie Vargas; Nicole Bequer; Ran Oz; Hellen Rivas; Wilbert “Tee” Holloway; Cameron Wheeler; Biana Pinchuk; Donna Alima; Claudia Sanchez; Sivan Ben-David; Brian Inerfeld

As the young singers arrived with their families, they were only too happy to see each other and re-live some of the great memories from the show...and since they were backstage for most of the show, they didn’t have the opportunity to see it. The show’s title sponsor, AT&T, was well represented by Dr. Tee Holloway, Director of Corporate & External Affairs, and his wife Linda; and other sponsors, the “Friends of the Young Stars” attending the Wrap-Up party were Aventura Comm. Bob and Arlene Diamond, Ken Bernstein, Norma from Miami-Dade Comm. Sally Heyman’s office, Alex and Monique Halbertsein, Fernando Levy Hara and Howard and Elaine Adler. Special guest, recording star Chloe Dolandis, who was co-emcee for the showcase, was also there with her mother Mindy. Fortunately, Ira Haber, owner of All in 1 Productions, videotaped the entire show and had DVDs available... but he went the extra mile and created a 14-min. show recap and placed it on YouTube for the world to see and enjoy. (Youtube 2nd annual Young Stars Showcase 2012). The DVD of the show ran for about 30 minutes, and then the real fun began! Ran divided the young singers into two teams...but one team had the advantage of having Dr. Tee Holloway

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YSS Creative Director Ran Oz had everyone singing and dancing LEFT: Who knew he could sing?

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How to Avoid Faded Glory

Patricia C. Frank FRANKLY SPEAKING Just about everyone has their moment in life, a special time when they are or were the star. It might have been the touchdown pass or the leading role on stage, or the life-changing invention. You could have been the brilliant scientist, caring humanitarian or a part of a “power couple”. Then time passes and your glory days pass as well. So many things can change your identity. Injury, sickness, divorce, death and age have an impact on your image of yourself and on the world’s image of you. This is a difficult adjustment unless you know how to handle it. When your star dims, it is still possible to keep your glory from fading. Stay in the same milieu. Don’t get benched so to speak. Don’t sit on the sidelines. Don’t stray too far afield. Get back in or stay in the same environment in which you shine. Find

something else you can do within the same sphere that will showcase your talents. Perhaps, you could coach or teach. Perhaps, you could endow an organization that will foster your ideals. Perhaps, you could volunteer and support and encourage others. The best option of all would be if you could still do what you love to do on a different scale. Instead of singing on Broadway or at the opera you might sing for organizations or community groups or charities. The list of possibilities is endless and unlimited. If you stay in the same field then your glory stays with you. Your past remains alive. Your story is told and retold. Your identity is reinforced. Your celebrity is assured. Your sense of yourself and your self-worth is enhanced. Your life has credibility and meaning and purpose. You have the opportunity to leave a bit of a legacy and to impart the knowledge and experience you have amassed to others. You will be a true philanthropist which makes you a true star and that glory will never fade. Patricia Frank is a Licensed Psychotherapist. She can be reached at 305-788-4864, 212-308-0309.

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‘Dentistry from Our Hearts’ provides free services for over 400 as Dental Care Group shows their hearts DENTISTRY, from page 1 ––––– x-rays, cleanings and emergency care. Over 400 people did show up, and they patiently waited their turn to be seen by the doctors and hygienists from the Dental Care Group/Aventura Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics team. Volunteers abounded at the registration area set up in the parking lot.....offering water and snacks. The day was long...the line of patients was neverending, but the professionals pushed

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Dr. Rick Mars and patient

on...knowing the need was there. Dr. Mars said that at the end of the day, when the doctors were thanking all the staff and volunteers for this ‘service from the heart,’ their response was to thank Dental Care Group/Aventura Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics for allowing them this opportunity to give back. “This was an incredible day,” said Dr. Mars. “It was a coming together of our team and a community of patients, volunteers and generous corporate partners to provide dental care to hundreds of patients who would not have received den-

tal care without our efforts. Most of the patients were either unemployed or disabled or in a serious financial situation, so this made our efforts all the more gratifying. One patient said, ‘I have not been able to go to the dentist in years and you doctors gave me a gift today.’ One patient even gave us a box of candy and a thank- you card!” Added Dr. Coussa, “Dentistry from our Hearts” was our way of giving back to the community. By volunteering our team, dental office and time, we were able to put smiles on the faces of hundreds of people today.”

Special friends from the community came through in a big way to help... including Parksman Parking, Platinum Group Security, Henry Schein, Care Credit, Chase, Holland and Knight, Mo’s Deli, Invisalign, Don-El Printing and Ariela and Gary Mars.

For more information on Dental Care Group / Aventura Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, visit dentalcaregroup.net 305.935.2797 or aventurapediatricdentistry.com 305.935.1613


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The Great Depression: The Eagle v. The Chicken

Bob Diamond HISTORICALLY YOURS In fighting the Great Depression in 1934, President Roosevelt’s New Deal administration chose as a test case the most unlikely defendants in criminal proceedings for allegedly violating the Code of Fair Charges by the newly adopted National Recovery Administration (NRA). Charges were leveled against four first generation immigrant sons of a rabbi, the Schechter brothers of Brooklyn, who engaged in the Kosher chicken business in strict conformity with Jewish dietary law. The Schechter brothers would soon move from obscurity to the “center of the debate about the New Deal.” According to author Amity Shlaes, “The Forgotten Man,” the indictment charged that the method that the brothers engaged in business violated the Code, including refusal to price fix. Consumer prices went up markedly under the Code. Small businessmen complained that without the right to compete on price, the giant corporations were price fixing them out of the marketplace. At trial, Martin

Schechter testified that the chicken business was highly competitive, that customers would shop around, “Chicken dealers will walk into my place and wouldn’t like my price, they would go out again.” The charge of selling unfit chickens came down to one questionable chicken, which, on autopsy, would have been difficult for Schechters to detect before sale. The jury found the brothers guilty. They became the shame of the Jewish neighborhood. The Schechter appeal soon reached the Supreme Court. The Schechter’s attorney argued, among other points, that his clients did not engage in interstate commerce and adherence to the Code would drive them out of business. He argued, “The whole Code must fall.” “Nine to nothing,’ the Schechter brothers kept repeating, with tears in their eyes, as the Supreme Court declared the NRA unconstitutional. “Mrs. Joseph Schechter, of Brighton Beach, displayed her poem to the press, entitled, “Now That It’s Over.” No more excuses to hide our disgrace, With pride and satisfaction I’m showing my face. For a long long time to be kept in suspense, sarcastic remarks made at our expense. I’m through with that experience I hope for all my life, and proud again to be, Joseph Schechter’s wife.”

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Wrap-up party for 2nd annual AT&T YOUNG STARS SHOWCASE has everyone singing and dancing

Wilbert “Tee” Holloway from AT&T and, his wife Linda Holloway Brian Inerfeld takes the mic as Sivan Ben-David and Donna Alima show off their dance steps

Claudia Sanchez and Dani Kozavchinsky

Hellen Rivas and her younger sister (left) sing and dance with Cameron Wheeler –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

AT&T YSS, from page 1 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– from AT&T on their side. (Who knew Tee could sing!) Each group was given 5 seconds to sing at least 1 line from a song with the word “love” in it, and the first ten rounds were fairly easy — after all — don’t most songs have the word “love” in them somewhere! As the game progressed, and it became harder and harder to come up with songs, the parents and sponsors started chiming in...by the end of

the game, practically the entire room was participating, and laughing so hard they could hardly talk. Afterwards, the young singers started singing... some with songs they knew, and some with songs they never rehearsed before...parents and siblings sang and danced as well... and the energy level kept on growing! “We are excited to already be working on our 3rd annual YOUNG STARS SHOW-

Valerie Vargas and Sandra Gomez; Claudia and Claudio Sanchez; Tany Bequer; Cameron Wheeler; Nicole Bequer; Hellen Rivas ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

CASE at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center,” said Cliff Schulman, (Weiss Serota Helfman ) Chairman of the Board of the Aventura Marketing Council and Chairman of the past two AT&T YOUNG STARS SHOWCASES. “The date is Sunday, December 2nd, and once again, proceeds will benefit the Aventura Marketing Council Education

Foundation to support a wide range of educational initiatives for students... from at-risk to cultural arts programming. This is one event you need to place on your calendars now....it’s always a sell-out!”

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Julia’s Journey Julia Yarbough SEASON OF CHANGE How many of you remembered to change your clocks this past weekend; setting the time to “Spring Forward” and start the week with a fresh perspective on time? This seemed like the perfect opportunity to discuss the passage of time and what seems to be something of an epidemic for successful professionals: career transition. Since stepping away from my own career with WTVJ-NBC 6 in October, 2009 I have noticed I am far from alone in my new, unchartered and still frightening new world of “reinvention.” The first few weeks after making such a drastic change felt euphoric. Like a kid who gets to spend day after day at Disneyworld. The next few months felt like the most amazing vacation ever; doing whatever I wanted, when I wanted and sleeping until I felt rested. But then weeks, turned into months and then beyond. Now I have begun to wonder, “Am I losing my mind? Does this lack of specific career direction make me a bum? Why does everyone else seem to know what they want out of their careers, but I still can’t decide?” A small voice in my head whispers... L-O-S-E-R... BUT HOLD ON! Turns out I am not losing my mind, nor am I a bum. I have come to this conclusion based on an extremely unscientific poll - basically chatting with others who are in the same boat. Exhibit A: My dear friend Rhonda Smith. After years of climbing the career ladder as a high-powered marketing consultant, breast cancer changed the course of her life. She beat the disease but since, has been on a new career path that focuses on

bringing education and awareness to other women to make healthier life choices. It’s a slow transition to turn her passion, www.breastcancerpartner.com into a revenue supporting project. We often tease each other of who will be living under a bridge first. Exhibit B: My friend Johnny Holliday. He is a devoted husband and father and serves the U.S. Air Force. He loves his work. But his heart’s passion is music. Johnny is a South Florida jazz musician who plays a mean saxophone! He too is in a transition of sorts. He would love for music to take a larger role in his life. Thus far, reality and economics dictate-his passion remains second string. Exhibit C: A good friend, John is a pharmacist by trade. A very successful one at that. But like many Americans, downsizing and cutbacks changed his world. He has dibbled and dabbled in various positions, wanting to apply his scientific experience but doing so with a passion to help others. We spoke recently and I asked him what he was up to. He paused, smiled, shrugged his shoulders and said, “Well... a little of this, a little of that. I haven’t quite figured out what comes next.” Phew! I feel validated. It’s not just me. Many of us - women and men - with amazing talents, passions, drive and focus are in the same boat. Maybe with a new season of change the answers will come to all of us who are in career transition.

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CIA Cruise, luncheon focus on support for the arts “I never dreamt Goldie Hawn would be follow- forming arts in South Florida. Each year, it provides grants to qualified members of the South ing me around,” says CIA President Stuart Geller. But not long after Geller’s organization— Florida artistic community. The theme of the CIA in this case stands for Citizens Interested in 2012 Champion of the Arts Gala Luncheon, Arts, not that federal agency—announced the benefiting the grants program, is “Love and Inspiration Through the Arts.” It ImagINation Initiative, a partwill be held March 22 at nership with the Dade County Fontainebleau Miami Beach. School Board to fund arts proSonia Tita Puopolo, author of grams, the film star also announced funding to benefit Sonia’s Ring, will be honored for children at two county elemenher work as philanthropist, writer tary schools. Coincidence? and inspirational speaker. Guest ImagINation Initiative, speaker is Alberto Carvalho, Geller explains, is to make it superintendent of Miami-Dade possible for children in public Public Schools. Award-winning schools to have arts again. journalist Michele Gillen with Fundraising for the initiative WFOR-TV Miami is emcee, got off to a healthy start during while Tara Solomon, founder & a recent “Sail Away with the principal of TARA, Ink, Public CIA” cruise. “We took 60 ‘CIA Relations, is honorary chair. operatives’ aboard the luxuriIn addition to his work as a ous celebrity cruise ship philanthropist, Stuart Geller is CIA President Stuart Geller well-known as one of South Eclipse for one week, stopping ––––––––––––––––––– Florida’s top interior designers. at San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten and St. Kitts,” Geller says. The cruise, “I have a passion for my work and also a pasorganized by Geller and Patty Soffer, CIA vice sion for giving,” he says. I’m so blessed that my president & director of strategy, raised more passions are running my life.” than $30,000. Since 1997, the non-profit CIA has been For more information about the CIA, visit committed to preserving the visual and per- cia4arts.org.

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The City of Aventura presents the 2012 Go Green Expo and Symposium The City of Aventura in conjunction with The Continental Group (TCG), a FirstService Residential Management company, are presenting the “Go Green Expo and Symposium” on Thursday, March 29th, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the City of Aventura Government Center located at 19200 West Country Club Drive. Residents and condo management staff are invited to attend and learn all about the newest, cost-effective practices in the Green and Sustainable Movement. The City of Aventura is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and teach attendees how they can participate in making the City more environmentally friendly. TCG is Florida’s leading property management company and is dedicated to educating its communities on green practices and sustainability by encouraging residents and businesses to participate in eco-friendly practices. The Expo will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. and will feature tabletop exhibitions by former “Go Green” City of Aventura winners. Tentative participants include Corporate Green presenters, such as Florida Power & Light (FPL), Luke’s Landscaping, Waste Management, All Florida Pest Control, (Green) Paint Products, LED Lighting Vendor and

AmSan Green Cleaning Products. Topics will include: All natural pest control, recycling, water conservation, Florida Friendly™ landscaping, and energy saving tips. The Symposium will begin at 7 p.m. with a panel discussion, Q&A, and feature presentations by experts in the field. The Go Green Awards will be presented to several Aventura communities from 8 to 8:30 p.m. Recipient communities have been selected by a panel of judges based on the criteria that they have exemplified innovation in sustainable practices and a commitment to making their community “greener.” All multimedia presentations aim to educate residents, businesses and condominium managers and board members on the ways that the City of Aventura is “going green,” and how they can establish or enhance their own Go Green initiatives in their homes, businesses and high-rise communities.

For more information on the City of Aventura’s green efforts, visit the Go Green page at cityofaventura.com. To learn more about The Continental Group, call 954-9258200, toll-free: 1-800-215-2316 or visit tcgmgt.com.


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The Regev Team Takes a Tour of Local Neighborhoods BY RITA REGEV

Aventura, Excellent City, Excellent Home Buys Aventura, the Spanish word for “ A d v e n t u r e <http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Adventure>”, surely lives up to it’s name with a bustling and action packed city adorned with magnificent landscaping, luxurious homes, a welcoming community and the ever popular Turnberry golf course. Whether it’s a first, second or third residence, Aventura is where many want to call, HOME. Envisioned as a tropical version of Beverly Hills back in the 1970’s during planning stages, Aventura has become a premiere home destination for celebrities, sports stars and an eclectic mix of homeowners that just love the “City of Excellence” lifestyle. New community developments include the Bellini Williams Island, 24 story project with 70 units, each with its own private elevator, and Terzetto of Aventura, 2850 NE 185th Street, a restructured development that consists of 62 villas. Condominiums, townhouses, and a few private homes line “The Circle”, a three mile jogging path that encases the Turnberry Resort, Coronado and Delvista condos. The ‘veteran’ buildings: Bonavista, Villa Dorado, and Flamenco show their

signs of age, but the prices and location keep them desirable. There are three communities within Aventura that house several building and share amenities: Williams Island to the south, Mystic Point in the center and The Point on the north end, abutting the Waterways Marina. Home Purchase Value Tip Of The Day: The Point. A private enclave spanning 36 acres of stunning waterfront homes, verdant landscapes, unsurpassed amenities and dedicated and caring service people ensuring a joyful and dreamlike lifestyle is the best value in the area. Two bedroom condos now available in the low $400,000’s and 3 bedrooms are going from the low $500,000’s to mid $600,000’s in the Towers. The three Atlantic buildings are running from 30% + higher, and the townhomes start at $1.2 M. Included in maintenance is use of the 25,000 square foot fitness center, pools with towel service, and tennis courts- 4 allweather clay courts. Residents have direct access to local shopping and fine dining at The Waterways Shoppes.* Intrigued to hear more about project developments and what is happening in Aventura? Just a call or click away: Contact Rita Steinfeld Regev, Broker Associate & Santina DiSalvo, Realtor, with Optimar International Realty in Sunny Isles Beach, Tel: 305-343-1214; 786-338-1041; www.SunnyIslesFLRealEstate.com <http://www.sunnyislesflrealestate.com/>.

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Advice for getting through a divorce BY DEBBIE MARTINEZ

Divorce Coach

I found out that my ex changed the address at the school to his address only. Now I don’t get the kids’ report cards and other notifications. Is there legal action I can take? Rule #1, avoid legal recourse if at all possible. So many times people run to their attorney to show their ex “who’s boss”. The financial and emotional toll it will take on you isn’t worth it. Very simply, go to the school’s registrar and explain the situation. There should be a way that they can flag your account so no changes can be made that involve your name and address. Then take that money you would have spent on an attorney and go have a spa day. My ex will never accommodate any schedule changes that I may have, yet he expects me to accommodate all of his. How can I coparent with someone who is unreasonable? Simply put, you can’t. There are two issues here — one is scheduling and the other is co-parenting. Let me address the scheduling problems. Depending on your MSA, there might be certain times spelled out that you will need to accommodate him. But, in general, it is your choice if you want to change the schedule. If he is asking you to change and it benefits your child or it is not an imposition for you, then by all means do it, but do it with the acceptance that it might not be reciprocated. Leave that expectation at the door. Divorce is not a two-way street; depersonalize it. Stop looking at his refusal to switch as a way to get back at you. That might be the case, but if it is, do you think you are going to change that? Change if you want and if not, just tell him by email or text that the switch isn’t possible this time. The second issue

here is the term co-parenting. Let me define terms here as I’m applying them. There is joint custody/parallel parenting where each parent does their own thing when they have the children. Rules, values, parenting style and philosophy are different. Then there is co-parenting where the parents work together on every aspect of their children’s upbringing. If you are divorced from someone who is unreasonable, trying to get back at you or using the kids as a pawn, the reality is such that you won’t be able to co-parent. The focus is not the child, but you. If you have an ex that doesn’t see parenting the same way you do, take a deep breath, know that you are in this for the long haul and be consistent with the structure you have set up in your home. Let go of trying to get him to see parenting your way. Put your focus on being the best parent you can be.

I am going through a divorce and my ex wants to settle this between “us”. Is this a smart thing to do? You might want to explore the option of you and your ex coming up with an agreement and then you have an attorney look it over for your protection. Remember the saying, “Every man for himself”? I think the person who said that was going through a divorce. Debbie Martinez is a Certified Divorce Life Coach. She has given workshops on divorce and women’s issues and has offices in South Miami. For more information, go to <www.thepowerofdivorcecoach.com>.

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Turnberry Isle Resort & Club appoints Membership Director Turnberry Isle Resort & Club, the 300-acre club membership sales and marketing commuMediterranean-style resort and private mem- nications. Most recently, Persinger served as bership club, has appointed Stacey Persinger as Membership Marketing Director for The Forest Membership Director. The Country Club, where her focus announcement was made by was member recruitment, relaDouglas Hustad, Managing tions and communications. Director of Turnberry Isle Prior to that, Persinger held the Miami. In her new role, Senior Director of Persinger oversees all memCommunications and Public bership-related initiatives Relations (Marketing) at the including promotional activiSouth Florida Section of the ties and offerings, generating Professional Golfers’ new members, as well as club Association of America, the member retention. second largest of 41 PGA sec“We are excited to have tions nationwide. Stacey as our newest addition An avid golfer herself, to the club membership team Persinger was a member of the at Turnberry Isle,” said College Golf Team at Stacey Persinger Hustad. “The appointment of University of Miami, where ––––––––––––––––––––––– a new membership director she graduated with a bachelor’s marks another steppingstone in our process of degree in broadcast journalism. renewing and reinstating the property’s origiSecluded on 300 tropical acres, the legnal, authentic legacy, embedded with distinc- endary Turnberry Isle Resort & Club offers tive spirit and enriching experiences.” an unrivaled luxury resort lifestyle experiPersinger joins Turnberry Isle Resort & ence to its club members. To learn more, call 305-933-6590 or visit Club, the membership component of Turnberry Isle Miami, with an extensive career in golf turnberryislemiami.com.

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2012 ‘Around the World Dinner and Auction,’ March 31 The 2012 “Around the World Dinner and Auction,” Taste the Cultures of Miami, sponsored by Johnson & Wales University, will be held on March 31. The dinner and auction will benefit the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, a program currently in 13 Miami-Dade high schools for students interested in pursuing college and careers in the tourism industry. The “Around the World Dinner and Auction,” Taste the Cultures of Miami, will feature gourmet cuisine from around the world in the themed kitchens at Johnson and Wales. Attendees will sample a collection of dishes celebrating the history and culture of Miami prepared by university chefs and apprentice chefs. Tickets for the VIP Veuve Clicquot Rose Champagne Reception followed by the Signature event are $175 per person while the cocktail reception, dinner and dessert tickets are $125. This year’s auction items will be posted for bidding online until March 21 at biddingforgood.com/aoht. The bidding will resume in a live-auction format at the

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‘Best’ Diet and Fitness Tips BY BARI AUERBACH When it comes to fitness and nutrition, everyone’s always interested in sharing some of the best tips on how to look better, get stronger and live a longer healthier life…of course, it doesn’t hurt if you look good doing it to by getting some good fitness fashion tips as well! Best New Bar: Sweetened with Truvia, the new Balance Nimble bar comes in peanut butter and yogurt orange flavors. The label says, “Finally – a delicious energy bar developed specifically for women that feeds your body while nourishing your skin. This 120 calorie bar is packed with daily nutrients like protein, fiber, iron and calcium plus lutein and beta-carotene for your skin. Nimble also has 40-30-30 balanced nutrition (40% of calories from carbs; 30% from protein; 30% from dietary fat) to give you energy that lasts to enjoy everything that life has to offer – from your friends at Balance Bar. (PS-it’s kosher). Best Whey Alternative: If drinking whey protein shakes makes you feel bloated, a great alternative is Egg White protein by Jay Robb sweetened with natural stevia. It’s available in packets or tubs at Whole Foods Market in chocolate, vanilla and strawberry flavors. One scoop or packet has 120 calories, 24 g protein, 0 g sugar, 0g fat and 4 g carbs. Best Low-Glycemic Carb: Most fitness enthusiasts know brown rice, sweet potatoes and oatmeal are among the best low-glycemic carb choices – but not everyone knows about Quinoa – it looks somewhat like rice but here’s the best hot tip: It’s actually a complete protein including all nine essential amino acids, which also makes it an excellent choice for vegetarians. Quinoa (Pronounced (keen-o-wah) has extra high amounts of the amino acid lysine, which is essential for tissue growth and repair. It’s also a very good source of magnesium, iron, copper, phosphorous, the B-vitamins and folate, another essential nutrient needed for the formation and development of new and normal body tissue. The other B vitamin quinoa provides is riboflavin - or B2, which is necessary for

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The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center pays tribute to Icons, Music and Theater this March

The city of Aventura presents The life, laughter and love of George Burns and Gracie Allen showcased in the hit Broadway play Say Goodnight Gracie from Wed., March 14 Sun., Saythrough Goodnight March 25. Wed., Say Goodnight is a Sun., tender, March 14Gracie through Gracie funny,25life-affirming story following entertainer March George Burns as he starts his career in vaudeville, finds fame and meets the love of his life. Broadway’s third longest running solo performance show, the heart-warming comedy was nominated for a Tony Award® for Best Play and won the National Broadway Theatre Award for Best Play. Tickets are $37.50. Showtimes vary. West Coast Performing Arts presents Ol’ Blue Ol’ Blue Sun., Eyes Is Back starring Michael Matone, Sun., Eyes Is Back March 18, 2 p.m. In an evening that salutes legMarch 18, singers 2 p.m. of Las Vegas and the Catskill endary Mountain resorts, Matone pays tribute to Frank Sinatra by performing his timeless hits alongside a jazz ensemble. Tickets are $35.50 and $45.50. The Aventura Foreign Film Series continues Revanche March 7 p.m with , Tues., Revanche Tues., March 27,27, 7 p.m . . An excon plans to flee with his girl but their desperate

plans for escape unexpectedly intersect with the lives of a rural cop and his seemingly content wife in this 2009 Academy Award-nominee for Best Foreign Film which is presented in German and Russian with English subtitles. The film is hosted by Shelly Isaacs who introduces the film and leads a post-screening discussion. Tickets are $10. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts manages the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, a 14,864-square-foot, 326-seat waterfront complex that hosts performing arts, cultural and educational programming for all ages. The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is located at 3385 N.E. 188 Street in Aventura and on Twitter @AventuraCenter. Tickets, group discounts and scheduling information for all performances are available through the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center’s box office at (877) 311-7469 or online at AventuraCenter.org.

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2012 Nat Moore Florida Golf Classic Celebrity Weekend to benefit Nat Moore Foundation

Fred Williamson, Walter Briggs, Richard Dent, Nat Moore and Ottis Anderson –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Hall of Famers Bobby Bell, Richard Dent, Artis Gilmore and Moses Malone are just a few of the more than 70 current and legendary sports personalities, actors and entertainers who will attend the 2012 Nat Moore Florida Golf Classic Celebrity Weekend benefiting the Nat Moore Foundation. The three-day golf and party extravaganza will take place Saturday, March 17 through Monday, March 19, with the Celebrity Party held at the exciting and entertaining Seminole Hotel & Casino and the golf tournament at the world renowned Doral Golf Resort & Spa. The fun-filled festivities include the Wii sports-themed Celebrity Party and Auction on Saturday, Corporate Skins Game on Sunday, and the golf tournament on Monday. Proceeds from the event will enable the Nat Moore Foundation to continue to provide educational scholarships for graduating high schoolers and support for disadvantaged children and youth in South Florida. Other celebrities confirmed to attend the event include Hall of Famers Ted Hendricks,

Dwight Stephenson and newly inducted, Chris Doleman; Sports legends Flex Anderson, Dick Anderson, Donny Anderson, Super Bowl XXV MVP OJ Anderson, Fred Banks, Cornelius Bennett, Otis Birdsong, Keith Byars, Ki-Jana Carter, Harvey Clayton, Jeff Cross, Parnell Dickinson, Troy Drayton, Mark Duper, Irving Fryar, Jimmie Giles, Reggie Givens, Victor Green, Harold Green, Jr., Lorenzo Hampton, John Harris, Jim Hart, Thomas Henderson, Rickey Jackson, Arthur Johnson, Ed Jones, Sam Jones, Brian Kelley, Pierre LaRouche, Fred Marion, Fred McCrary, OJ Duffie, Michelle McGann, Stanley Morgan, Tony Nathan, Valeria Ochoa, John Offerdahl, James Pruitt, Dan Roundfield, Sterling Sharpe, Lito Sheppard, Keith Simms, Jim Thornton, Dwayne White, Darryl Williams, Gus Williams, Carri Wood, Shawn Wooden.

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Take Madison home... until the end

Madison, turning 6 years old this year, was born on October 4, 2006. She was sent home from the hospital with a clean bill of health. By her first birthday, Madison was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), Type 2. An almost certain deathsentence for children, it is the 2nd worst type of SMA and the #1 genetic killer of children. Due to rapid deterioration of Madison’s muscles, she lost her ability to crawl or walk, like other children. By the age of 2 years-old Madison used a power wheelchair for everyday movement like playing in her home or going out with her family. She depended on a BiPap machine

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for breathing support to sleep at night and the Vest for lung therapy including respiratory support. She must wear feet braces, knee braces, wrist splint and a critical body brace to support her spine. Her home is redesigned with ramps, therapy equipment and more just so this bright and playful child has the same comforts we all take for granted. Madison, from birth, was healthy and right on target in all milestones and she was even considered a strong baby up until 6 months. At around seven months of age, they noticed that Madison was having difficulty bearing weight on her legs and stopped using her walker and bouncy seat altogether at eight months. After repeated appointments to the Pediatrician, Orthopedic and Neurologist her parents were able to get some testing done. The Neurologist ordered blood work be taken on Madison because she suspected Spinal Muscular Atrophy; if she had it, the blood work would be definitive since this is genetic. When they went to the Neurologist to get the test results the specialists confirmed Madison had SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) Type II. and then told them to take her home, make her as comfortable as possible until the end. They were handed the phone number of pediatric hospice and left feeling an overwhelming despair. Determined to fight for their daughter’s life her parents tried to reach out to find support groups, organizations and other families within the community to help them and their family cope. After months of searching and not finding any, Jennifer, Madison’s mom decided to start the 1st South Florida SMA Chapter to bring families of this rare disease together for support. Jennifer holds SMA support meetings, raises awareness in the community, does numerous fundraisers to raise funds for

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research, she makes hospital and home visits to newly diagnosed families and gets them needed resources. In past years, Jennifer and her family decided not to exchange Christmas presents and instead adopted another SMA family who needed it more than they did. The Smith family are currently organizing fundraisers for Madison, with the goal of raising enough money for a much needed power wheelchair that costs approximately $30,000.00. Madison’s insurance benefit only covers up to $2,000. Her previous fundraisers helped pay for adequate wheelchair van transportation, home accessibility modifications, copays for specialists & hospitalizations, an iPad for another friend suffering with SMA, and also funeral costs for her friend, William Odgen, who past away from SMA at age 9. Madison and her family invite the entire South Florida community to participate,

sponsor or donate toward the 5th Annual Madison’s Wish Charity Golf Tournament. “Last year’s golf tournament was a tremendous success for all involved” says Madison’s mom Jennifer. They look forward to another outstanding event this year. Your participation, sponsorship and donations will help Madison and many other special children in their battle with SMA. (The ongoing medical expenses are extremely costly and insurance does not cover such as therapies and supplements that improve her quality of life.) The tournament will again be at Jacaranda Golf Club in Plantation, FL on May 19th, 2012. Your support of Madison’s Wish will improve the quality of life for children suffering with SMA. Call today 954.4445937 or go online (www.madisonswish.com) to learn how you will bring life to a hurting child with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

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Bloomingdale’s hosts Once-In-A-Lifetime Fashion moment with Vogue & New World Symphony Fashion, Friends, and music collided when Bloomingdale’s Aventura recently hosted a OnceIn-A-Lifetime Fashion Moment with Vogue Magazine & the friends of the New World Symphony (NWS). The exclusive event benefited NWS, America’s orchestral academy devoted to preparing highly-gifted graduates of distinguished music programs for leadership roles in orchestras and ensembles around the world. Guests were treated to a runway show, featuring the newest resort collections and trends for spring, commentated by Bloomingdale’s Fashion Director Stephanie Solomon and Vogue Stylist Anne Vincent. The finale was a musical performance titled, “Amped!,” featuring live fusion of symphonic and electronic music by former NWS Fellow Sam Hyken and Trombonist Chad Bernstein with DJ LeeOr of Scratch Events. (Photo Credit: Red Eye Productions)

Nathalie Cadet-James (Director of Friends of the NWS), Stacey Glassman Mizener (Assistant Vice President, Development for NWS) and Dara Schoenwald

Amped! performance featuring NWS Fellow Sam Hyken and Trombonist Chad Bernstein

Jeanetteda Waserstein & Dr. Netta Shaked

Vogue Market Stylist Anne Vincent and Bloomingdale’s Fashion Director Stephanie Solomon

Runway photo from the fashion show

Runway photo from the fashion show

Disney Performance Artist Trevor Carlton to entertain crowds as he paints live to classic rock at Barker Animation Art Gallery Jewish Adoption & Foster Care Options (JAFCO) to benefit as Disney characters come to life on canvas during this unique 4-day event, March 15-18 California-based Trevor Carlton is known for entertaining crowds by combining his two loves: painting and performing. Setting up his easel in a large space, Carlton amazes his audience as he creates a huge painting start to finish within just 30 minutes, to the accompaniment of classic rock music. As one of only 25 authentic Disney artists worldwide, his distinctive blend of art and entertainment draws crowds wherever he performs. After introducing the audience to a preliminary sketch of a Disney character, he lets the reaction of his audience guide the direction of his painting, boldly using large brushes, and occasionally his hands, to apply the paint. The result: A classic Disney image with a fresh, contemporary boldness. Gloria and Herb Barker, owners of Barker Animation Art Gallery plan to use this event to benefit JAFCO, as part of their 2012 Year of Art

for Health. A portion of the proceeds of every sale framed art will be donated to JAFCO in the purchaser’s name. T h e 4 - d a y Tr e v o r C a r l t o n e v e n t w i l l take place at Barker Animation A rt G a l l e r y i n T h e Vi l l a g e a t G u l f s t r e a m P a r k located at 1270 Seabiscuit Trail in Hallandale Beach. Trevor Carlton will be painting live on T h u r s d a y, M a r c h 1 5 , f r o m 5 t o 9 p . m . , F r i d a y, M a r c h 1 6 , f r o m 5 t o 1 0 p . m . , S a t u r d a y, M a r c h 1 7 f r o m 2 t o 1 0 p . m . and S u n d a y, M a r c h 1 8 f r o m 1 2 to 4 p.m. For more information on the 4-day live painting event at Barker Animation Art Gallery in The Village at Gulfstream Park, contact Troy Giorgio, Gallery Director, at 954-457-2280, 888-224-2357 or flgallery@barkeranimation.com.


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Rising gas prices affect all aspects of our lives

Al Sunshine CBS MONEY WATCH In today’s economy, rising gasoline prices affect not only what it costs to fuel our cars but every aspect of our lives. For example, the groceries we buy — which arrive in gasoline-powered trucks — go up as well. Although it not only causes consumers to stay home, it causes everyone to have to cut their budget to accommodate other important areas. It turns out domestic oil demand is near record lows at the very same time U.S. oil supplies remain at high levels, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. I spoke to one Miami driver who blames speculators for hiking the price of wholesale oil. He said that is who is behind the recent spikes in local gas prices. In fact, some stations by Miami International Airport already are selling Regular-Unleaded for $4.39 a gallon! “The politicians better watch out what they are doing to the investors who are driving up prices?” this driver insisted. According to a report by the House Natural Resources Committee, between 1999 and 2007 the number of drilling permits on public lands has increased by more than 361 percent, yet gasoline prices continued to skyrocket. However, increased leases have not reduced the price of gas. With consumer prices up about 3 percent since last year, overall food and energy costs have risen at their fastest annual rate

since 2008. They’re up more than 6 percent for energy-related costs, and almost 4.5 percent for food prices. So do oil companies need new leases along the OCS (Outer Continental Shelf)? According to the U.S. Minerals Management Service, only 20 percent of the 38.5 million acres of existing leases along the OCS are being used for production. The vast majority of oil and gas deposits along the OCS already are open to drilling. What’s more, 82 percent of the gas in the OCS and 79 percent of the oil in the OCS is available for leasing. Local produce buyers say if gas prices keep rising, food costs will keep climbing too following the expected extra fuel surcharges from shippers. One Norman Brothers produce manager told me, “We’re not seeing it just yet, but it’s coming. It’s still early.” Consequently, a Kendall consumer complained, “I think that’s terrible having to pay extra for fuel products.” Her sentiments are commonplace. The price of oil on world markets climbed again recently, closing above $106 a barrel. Tension in the Middle East is partly to blame, but the rising price of gas at the pump provided political fuel for Republican presidential hopefuls. The surprisingly swift rise in oil prices recently has sent the average price of gasoline up and it’s hurting many families that were already fighting to survive tough economic conditions. The Obama administration says it’s not responsible for this rise in gas prices and insists that the solution to the problem is difficult. According to the administration, there is no easy answer to this problem.


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Community Association Beat

The three phases of a delinquent unit’s life BY MITCH DRIMMER, CAM Community Association Manager

MCollections of delinquent maintenance fees for community associations have unfortunately become a reality these days, a process that can be broken down into three distinct phases: (1) Action when a unit owner misses paymenment; (2) The nitty-gritty of collection; (3) How delinquency is resolved. Step one is making contact with the delinquent unit owner in a timely manner, usually with a courtesy letter. (People forget, checks get lost). And there are times when people simply can’t afford the current month’s payment. That’s when they would welcome a friendly note letting them know a payment plan can be worked out. In its early stage, sending a delinquency to a collection agency or an attorney is not the way to go. Only if the owner fails to contact the association directly is it necessary to escalate a recovery effort, such as calling a professional collections service that has the expertise, systems and resources to resolve such issues. Professional collection companies will contact delinquent owners and advise them of the association’s intentions regarding collection, providing the resources and assistance to an owner to resolve a situation. If initial collection efforts are unsuccessful, the unit can then be scheduled for a lien notice in advance of a foreclosure. The plain and simple fact is that attorneys focus only upon two steps for an association: (a) a notice of lien and (b) foreclosure of title. It’s a good idea for an association to enter into an agreement with collection professionals to defer legal costs and fees until the time when a unit ‘settles out,’ at which

point such costs would be collected. When it comes to the touchy subject of collection legal costs and fees once an association forecloses on title, new options open. With title in hand, the association has power and control over the unit. It can first decide whether or not to rent the unit, monetizing it for the association. A second option is to do nothing and await a bank foreclosure filing for the unit collateral value. The final ‘settle out’ phase is tied to timing in one of three ways: •iWhen the bank finally comes for its cocollateral; • When the unit owner pays up (unlikely, but itit does happen); • When a short sale is made before a bank foforeclosure. If a short sale occurs, both new and old owners are jointly and severally liable for all funds legally owed to the association. Associations should resolve each case in the most favorable manner possible, and as soon as possible. This means maximizing the amount collected and eliminating any outof-pocket costs or risks to the association. Association boards should also remember that when it’s time for a unit to settle out, it’s the title company doing the work for the bank (in most cases). Thus a collections firm working on a merit basis has a great incentive to battle it out with the title company in behalf of the association’s interests. That’s why collection professionals are best suited for collections — because of the time they’ll devote, their strategy and great negotiating skills, as well as their knowledge, experience and the incentive to do the job right.

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