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Courtyard by Marriott celebrates ‘It’s a New Stay’ — the Turnberry Way BY BARI AUERBACH

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ventura Marketing Council members were recently among the first to discover all the great new reasons why “It’s a New Stay” at Courtyard by Marriott when Turnberry Associates hosted a gala networking reception showcasing the hotel’s contemporary new lobby featuring high-tech amenities and variety of new culinary delights. Courtyard’s general manager Stephen Policare and director of sales Yara Mendes welcomed a great turnout of business and community leaders from the Aventura Marketing Council, members of the Aventura

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Yona Lunger, The Greater North Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce; Aventura Comm. Luz Weinberg; Aventura Comm. Zev Auerbach; Aventura Comm. Teri Holzberg; Aventura Vice Mayor Billy Joel; Stephen Policare and Yara Mendes, Courtyard by Marriott- Aventura Mall; Evan Piper, The Greater North Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce; North Miami Beach Councilwoman Phyllis Smith, Coldwell Banker; North Miami Beach Councilwoman Barbara Kramer, Cartridge World; Miss Aventura USA Amaryllis Rodriguez (Photography by Andrew Goldstein)

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Wandering & Pondering The Property

My mother’s brother had a piece of property chance she had to make him see how great their in upstate New York. Bought it when it was just life would be. No decision by Jerry. The state decided to make a super highway a piece of land. He also had a small store but no going through his propery and wife. offered even more money. Jerry went The store was Jerry’s Emporium into negotiations but when it came to and he sold everything. Never got the final offers Jerry somehow came married even though he had a long up with something that would louse time girlfriend, Lorraine, who was 30 up the deal. This made Lorraine even years younger than him and was more loving and pleasing and how somewhat married. Lorraine figured lucky he would be with youngish that Jerry was the only one around Lorraine and him oldish Jerry with that could get her out of this hamlet. much money and great things to do. Her husband left after 20 years of Then, just like that, Jerry said that hell. All of a sudden the state needed DAN PALMER maybe he’d sell the property and his property for a road and offered him some big money. Jerry, however, decided take Lorraine down south. A slight problem not to sell yet. Along came some developers and however occurred. At the age of 83, Jerry forgot they offered him more money but Jerry decided to wake up one day and was gone. Everyone in not to sell yet. Sweet Lorraine had her mind set town sympathized with Lorraine. The only one to get Jerry to sell and maybe move with him to who smiled through this was my mother. In later Florida or Arizona and enjoy all the money years she told me “Jerry never was going to sell the property,” she continued, “He knew he had coming in. property and a younger woman always around However, Jerry decided he’d think about it. Lorraine tried getting him out of the town for him down South, he would be one old man with weekends to persuade him and making him feel nothing to do but sit around waiting to die.” Jerry came out Ok.Wonder what happened to very wanted. Jerry did feel wanted but wasn’t quite ready to make a decision. A few years sweet Lorraine? Probably turned a little sour. went by with sweet Lorraine trying every

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Reaching Your Breaking Point

Patricia C. Frank FRANKLY SPEAKING When enough pressure is applied to something it will break apart and crash into little pieces. When something breaks it becomes inoperable and unable to function. When enough pressure is applied to a human being they will collapse and burst into and then dissolve into tears when they have reached their breaking point. Their life comes to a stop. They are unable to function, move or move forward literally and figuratively. They psyche feels extremely weary and completely exhausted. A breakdown is considered a temporary loss of mental health sometimes described as a nervous breakdown. When it happens to you it feels like you are disintegrating. In addition to everything else, you could have a subtle concern or subconscious dread about what will happen to you if you do reach your breaking point especially if it happens in front of others. On

top of the issues involved you might have feelings of shame and embarrassment. Relax; you may never reach your breaking point. Everyone has one but not everyone reaches it. How can you prevent a break down? This is difficult, because, sometimes, you do not see it coming. You have been on the edge before and always manage to keep going. It is not uncommon to reach what you think is your breaking point and still go on. Sometimes you think that you are actually doing better when your breaking point occurs. How can you recover from it if it happens? Don’t try to stop it. Go with it. Release all of the emotions that are washing over you. Listen to your thoughts and listen to what you are saying out loud. Shut down all of your other systems. Locate the pressure and the cause. Review your options for recovery. You must change something even if it is only how you will think and feel and act going forward. Make a resolution that you will never, ever be in this position again. Talk to someone if you can. Patricia Frank is a Licensed Psychotherapist. She can be reached at 305-788-4864.

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Around Town in Aventura Shefaor Development hosts Aventura Marketing Council Board Meeting

Claudio Stivelman, Shefaor Development; Dan Palmer, Aventura News; AMC Chair Cliff Schulman, Weiss Serota Helfman; James Edwartoski, Vi at Aventura; Kevin Shacter, Northern Trust

Jan Hansen, Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino; Andy Lewis, Eisinger Brown Lewis; Rony Joseph, Platinum Group Security; Claudio Stivelman; Jordan Laser, Northwestern Mutual / Laser Financial Group; Gary Pyott, The Continental Group

Aventura Marketing Council inaugurates new Real Estate Committee The Aventura Marketing Council’s new Real Estate Committee, chaired by Patricia Rotsztain, Director of Sales for Weichert Professional Partners, recently held a standing-room only meeting. The goal of this committee is to learn from key industry leaders, exchange ideas and relevant information. Aventura Marketing Council members in the real estate industry (real estate brokers and agents, real estate attorneys, developers, community association companies, mortgage and title companies) were invited to hear noted attorney Dennis Eisinger, founder of the law firm of Eisinger Brown Lewis Frankel & Chaiet, speak on relevant subjects, including: • Accessing community association records relevant to the prospective sale • How to quickly analyze the stability of a community association • What recourse a buyer has if turned down by an association • Negotiating assessment reductions in short sales • “Prescription pets” as a reasonable accommodation under Fair Housing laws “We received extremely valuable information,” said Rotsztain. Dennis shared with us “pearls of wisdom” and tips for negotiating. We are all looking forward to our next meeting. There are many many real estate agents in South Florida, and we know the true professionals take the time to keep

Dennis Eisinger and Patricia Rotsztain

–––––––––––––––––––––– learning and growing — ensuring a positive difference in their results. ” Topics for upcoming sessions include International Buyers: Different Legal Entities Pros and Cons; Money Transfer Issues; EB5 Visas; Forecast of Credit by a panel of lenders; Short Sales and Clearing Liens. If you are a member of the Aventura Marketing Council in one of these six industries: real estate brokers and agents, real estate attorneys, developers, community association companies, mortgage and title companies you may be eligible. For more information and details, contact Patricia Rotsztain at 786-251-9513 or the Aventura Marketing Council at 305-932-5334.

Drew Backoff, The Real Estate Book Miami & The Beaches; Gabriel Markovich and David Koster, Decorus Realty

Alessandra Stivelman, Eisinger Brown Lewis Frankel& Chaiet; Michael Schmerling; Andy Lewis, Eisinger Brown Lewis Frankel & Chaiet; Marc Schmulian, Shefaor Development

Seminar participants

Fernando Levy Hara, mckafka Development Group and Patricia Rotsztain


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‘What’s in a Name?’

Bari Auerbach LIFE IN THE CITY Ever wonder how some of the communities around Aventura got their names? The mystery may never be solved – but one thing’s for sure – they’re all the perfect place to call “home!” ‘Nothing to Hide’: At Hidden Bay, the only thing residents may be hiding is their secrets to success! ‘Magically Marvelous’: At Mystic Pointe, even David Cooperfield would never want to make the ideal lifestyle “disappear!” ‘Internationally Known’: From Mediterranean Village and Porto Vita - to Flamenco, Ensenada and Bella Mare, Aventura condos are attracting many new international families who feel right at home living in a city where the condo names are just as culturally diverse as the residents! ‘Turn Up the Prestige’: One particular name is virtually synonymous with Aventura: Turnberry Towers, Turnberry on the Green,

Turnberry Village, Turnberry Isle Resort, Turnberry Hotel Group, Turnberry International Realty, Turnberry Way…almost everywhere you turn, Turnberry Associates is associating “prestige” with Aventura! ‘Totally Not Confusing’: It’s a good thing there are so many of those green signs around Country Club Drive – otherwise, some people might wind up at a different building every time they come home to Del Prado, Del Vista, El Dorado, Villa Dorado, Bonavida, Bonavista, Bravura, Harbor Towers, Harborside, Hamptons South, Hamptons West, Biscayne Cove, Biscayne Lake Gardens, Parc Central, The Parc at Turnberry…you get The Point and Point East (only Mystic Pointe ends with an “e”). ‘Floating on Air’: With names like Portsview, Yacht Club, Admiral’s Port, Alaqua, Aventura Lakes and Mariner Village, no one ever needs to go on a cruise …After all, when life at home in Aventura is like a year-round vacation, who needs to take one?! ‘Famous Name’: According to Wikipedia, the City of Aventura’s name was derived from the Spanish word for adventure, and was christened “Aventura” after a savvy developer made this very astute prediction: “What an adventure this is going to be!”

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AT&T is first company in nation to earn Homeland Security Certification for disaster preparedness AT&T is the first company in the nation to earn Department of Homeland Security (DHS) certification for disaster preparedness. AT&T’s certification is the first under the DHS Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Program. The PS-Prep™ program is administered by DHS’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. The program enables private sector organizations to enhance their capabilities for planning, responding to, and recovering from natural disasters and other threats. “AT&T has a long-standing commitment to business continuity and disaster preparedness. We are proud to be the first company in the nation to secure this Homeland Security certification,” said Marshall Criser, lll state president of Florida for AT&T. “Our business and network operations are state-of-the-art when it comes to performing during and after a disaster or emergency. This doesn't happen by accident. We are constantly pumping new innovation and technology into our networks, to the tune of $95 billion over the last 5 years.” The strength of AT&T’s continuity program coupled with its industry-leading Global Network Operations Center helps the company and its customers effectively continue operations during and after emergencies. “We are prepared, as well, to help customers achieve a high level of preparedness for their own business networks and IT systems,” Criser added, noting that AT&T offers business continuity consulting to its customers. “We encourage other companies and private entities to seek certification under this program. Being proactive about continuity planning helps keep the country be as prepared as possible for emergencies.” About AT&T AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world <http://www.att.com/corporateawards> . Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.


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Courtyard by Marriott celebrates ‘It’s a New Stay’ — the Turnberry Way COURTYARD, from page 1 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Rosie Pena, Esther Monteagudo, Nicole Ruiseco, Stephen Policare, Sofia Carvajal, Ashley Escorcia, Yara Mendes and Onix Batista, Courtyard by Marriott- Aventura Mall with Ran Oz (center) and team of dancers, CooLAM Dance Prodoctions

Aventura Vice Mayor Billy Joel congratulates Courtyard Marriott on behalf of the city

City Commission, North Miami Beach City Commission and North Miami Beach Chamber invited to share in the festivities featuring amazing “new age” entertainment by CooLAM Dance Productions and the debut of “new and exciting” Courtyard by Marriott renovations and innovations. Aventura Vice Mayor Billy Joel noted, “ We s a l u t e Tu r n b e r r y f o r t h e i r commitment to the community and their vision and imagination to know ‘what could be.’ Albert Einstein said, ‘Logic will get you from A to B – imagination will take you everywhere.’” While AMC members were admiring the lobby’s chic new décor and inviting ambiance, everyone was exceptionally impressed by Turnberry’s efforts to go high-tech with interactive GoBoards®, a home theater, and MediaPods. Mendes explained, “Our signature GoBoard located in the lobby is an interactive touch screen informational display panel enabling guests to access driving directions, view local weather, find a local restaurant and catch up on all the latest news. MediaPods are cozy booths that offer complimentary Wi-Fi, power outlets for laptops and a flatscreen TV with a personal remote control – they’re perfect for work or play!” In keeping with the new lobby’s “eat, drink and connect with others” theme, Courtyard also features The Bistro, serving new breakfast and dinner favorites plus specialty beverages made with Starbucks coffee. What else is new? Courtyard’s new fitness center, outdoor patio, swimming pool and two new meeting rooms with state-of-the-art technology including a built-in 47” LC TV, 86”retractable screen, glass whiteboard and premium surround sound/audio-visual equipment. Generating another new sensation, generous door prizes were bestowed during the networking event as lucky winners received a two-night, three-day stay at the hotel; a $100 Aventura Mall shopping spree; and a Blackberry Playbook Tablet – perfect for spreading the great news about Aventura’s Courtyard by Marriott, showcasing why “It’s a New Stay” – the Turnberry way! For reservations or more information about Courtyard by Marriott at Aventura Mall, managed by Turnberry Hotel Group, a premier property management company, phone 305-937-0805 or visit aventuracourtyard.com. Become a fan at facebook.com/AventuraCourtyard and twitter.com/#!/AventuraCY

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Emerging Destination: Panama

David Gedansky TRAVEL TIPS In the most recent Travel Trends survey conducted by Travel Leaders, expert travel agents cited Panama as the top upand-coming vacation destination in Central and South America, and with good reason. Many people are familiar with the Panama Canal, the impressive 98 year old manmade waterway that links two oceans and, in itself, is a reason to visit the Central American country. However, there is much more to Panama than the canal. The incredibly diverse landscape ranges from quiet beaches ringed with coral reefs to pristine rainforests and mountain peaks that lose their tops in the clouds. Panama City, which lies at the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, offers a vibrant atmosphere, stunning skyscrapers, great dining, and a convenient base from which to see the rest of the country. There are really three Panama Cities, all worth exploring: the modern city, Panama Viejo and Casco Viejo. In the 1500s, development of the original Panama City was set back several times by fires and earthquakes. The city was completely destroyed by fire in January 1671 after being attacked by pirates. The ruins, located in the suburbs of the modern city, have are now a popular attraction called Panama Viejo.

After the destruction of the original city, residents conceived of a walled city that would protect against future pirate attacks. This is now the historic district called Casco Viejo, which is full of wonderful buildings and monuments. Panama City is within easy driving distance of the beautiful Soberania National Park. The park, which stretches along much of the length of the Panama Canal, is great for hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, birdand monkey-watching, or simply taking in the beauty of the rainforest. You’ll need to venture a bit farther from the city to tour Panama’s spectacular highlands. From the heights of Volcàn Barù National Park, it’s possible to see both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, as well as the coffee plantations around the charming town of Boquete. Then, of course, there’s the famous canal, a true marvel of engineering. The Miraflores Visitor Center is a 20-minute ride from Panama City. It has a museum of interactive exhibits and an outdoor terrace where you can get a close-up view of transiting ships. Another way to experience the canal is to hop on a day cruise that will take you through one or more of the three impressive sets of locks. You can also take a cruise from Miami or Los Angeles that will sail through the canal as part of a longer itinerary. For more ideas for things to see and do in Panama, talk with your travel professional Travel Leaders (305) 935-5560 or david@travelleaders.com or www.travelleaders.com/experts

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2011 Frist Humanitarian Award nominees honored at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center On April 12, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center honored its nominees for the annual HCA Frist Humanitarian Awards during a presentation ceremony in its beautiful Mezzanine lobby. Established in 1971, the awards honor outstanding individuals for their humanitarian and volunteer activities. “Frist Humanitarian Award nominees embody the selfless and caring attributes of so many healthcare professionals, and we are proud to honor our hospital representatives today,” said Heather Rohan, CEO of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. “Each of our nominees are extraordinary individuals that have gone above and beyond in the personal and professional roles to do what is needed for our community and abroad.” In recognition of the caring spirit and philanthropic work of the late Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr., The Frist Humanitarian Awards carry on his legacy by honoring those who follow the same life mission. Physicians, employees and volunteers who demonstrate commitment and dedication to humanitarianism through their chosen field of healthcare are nominated by hospitals around the country.

Thomas Frist, Sr., a founder of HCA and award namesake. This year’s HCA Frist Humanitarian Award nominees from Aventura Hospital and Medical Center are: • Physician Nominee Frank Cirisano, MD • Employee Nominee Patricia Stover • Volunteer Nominee Myrna Dichter

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center Frist Nominees (from left): Employee Nominee Patty Stover, Director of Risk Management; Physician Nominee Dr. Frank Cirisano, Gynecologic Oncology; and Volunteer Nominee Myrna Dichter –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

During the ceremony, each nominee received a personalized plaque highlight-

ing their nomination, as well as a special pin emblazoned with the likeness of Dr.

Nominees from Aventura Hospital and Medical Center join the list of nominees from HCA hospitals throughout the country. Winners will be chosen and announced at the national level in May. In the words of Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr., “There is so much good to do in the world and so many different ways to do it.” Each nominee from Aventura Hospital and Medical Center represents the mission of this powerful quote through their unwavering dedication to the community. Aventura Hospital and Medical Center and its team of physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers proudly congratulate Dr. Frank Cirisano, Patty Stover and Myrna Dichter on their nominations for the HCA Frist Humanitarian Awards.


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Courtyard by Marriott celebrates ‘It’s a New Stay’ — the Turnberry Way

Guests enjoying fabulous hors d’oeuvres by Exquisite Catering

Roberto Pelaez, Scott Byrd, Amy Betancur, Everbank; Andrew Waxman, Mercantil Commercebank Esther Reynolds, Hats Off Party and Event Planners; Gabriella Ratier, Dr. Robert Sheir, Optometric Physician Ofc.; Claudio Stivelman, Shefaor Development; Dr. Robert Sheir, Optometric Physician; Ruth Vernick, Hats Off Party and Event Planners

Courtyard team Stephen Policare, Yara Mendes and Jackie Ortiz present Ellen Fisher, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center with 3-day 2-night stay at the Courtyard Marriott, as well as a gift card of $100 to Aventura Mall

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Courtyard team presents Shelley Costin, Miami Gardens Florist with Blackberry Playbook Tablet

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Maria Delgado, Ofc. of Dr. Martin Karp, Miami-Dade School Board and Scott Byrd, Everbank

Guests enjoying the evening Dani Kozavchinsky, Krop Sr. High; Sandra Joel; Evelyn Grossman; Aventura Comm. Teri Holzberg Dan Palmer, Aventura News; guest; Gabriella Ratier, Dr. Robert Sheir, Optometric Physician Ofc.

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Some dentures cause the wearer to have a lisp or a click during eating. It is very sad and now there is a way to change all this. Compare Traditional and Facelift Dentures If you compare the one denture wearer with a before and after image in the ad, it is obvious that the FaceLift Dentures make and incredible difference visually. If you were to interview this lovely woman, she would also tell you that eating now is much easier and does not embarrass her anymore. So What are FaceLift Dentures? Now you can look years younger with no facial surgery. Your beautiful smile sparkles and you can walk out od Dr. Hoffman’s dental office with your custom-fitted dentures within a few visits of relaxing appointment time. With Dr. Hoffman’s FaceLift Dentures technique you are able to quickly determine where your teeth would have ideally been located when you were in your twenties or thirties. After Dr. Hoffman listens to your desires, he will create a new refreshed smile that looks natural and feels comfortable. This stat-ofthe-art technique requires special advanced training and the success rate is extremely high. For more information, Call Dr. Hoffman at 305-933-3070 for an appointment and free consultation to see how FaceLift Dentures can change your life.

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Courtyard by Marriott celebrates ‘It’s a New Stay’ — the Turnberry Way

Onix Batista, Ashley Rodriguez, Luis Malespin, Courtyard by Marriott- Aventura Mall

Nicole Ruiseco, Sofia Carvajal, Stephen Policare, Rosie Pena and Yara Mendes, Courtyard by Marriott- Aventura Mall Rachelle Buyak, Morton’s Steakhouse; Grace Corzo, Costco North Miami Beach; Ken Klein, The Q Kapital Group; Liz Becker, Life After Split

Glenis Henriquez, MetLife; Barry Harris, Double Tree by Hilton Ocean Point Resort & Spa; Beatriz Lobaton, Residence Inn by Marriott- Aventura Mall

Isabel Heredia, Double Tree by Hilton Ocean Point Resort & Spa and Dr. Janie Greenleaf, The Ancient Spanish Monastery Foundation

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Team Williams Island takes top place at MS Walk Aventura

The MS Walk Aventura was held on Sunday, March 25 at Founders Park, where Williams Island Residents Doug Bonds and Cathy White served as CoCaptains of Team Williams Island, helping to raise $11,160, making Team Williams Island the event’s Top Fundraising Team. This team’s effort raised $1,160 more than their goal of

$10,000. Williams Island residents have supported the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s events throughout the year. For them this is a personal battle that hits home in their community. Williams Island POA-Property Owners Association Board Secretary and 1000 Building Resident Paul Polachek has battled Multiple

Sclerosis for several years. Other Team Williams Island members include: Doug Bonds, Andrea Aghlaghanian, Clifford Ain, Adriana Nadelman, Alex Faren, Valerie Faren, David and Diana Schwartz, The Johnson Family, Tom Gellman, Fanny Korn, Gordon Masters, Roberta Rousseau, Fred Schneider, Kyle Smith, William Smith, Cathy White, and Carlos Yudica. This year’s event was very successful due to other teams and participants on Williams Island also joining in the effort. Williams Island offers an exclusive, private way of life to those accustomed to the finest of things at one of South Florida’s most prestigious addresses. Residents engage in an amenity-rich lifestyle that encompasses a world-class European-style spa and fitness center, Grand Slaminspired tennis center and inviting Café, a magnificent marina worthy of those in its sister Rivieras, and exquisite fine dining, private functions and entertainment. For more information on this private, waterfront community, visit www.williamsislandclub.com

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Kentucky Derby headquarters at Bourbon Steak Make Bourbon Steak in the legendary Turnberry Isle Miami your Kentucky Derby headquarters. On Friday, May 4 at 6 p.m., the popular Michael Mina restaurant is offering a special horse betting workshop with Ron Nicoletti, who is the track handicapper and TV host for Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino. Then from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, enjoy complimentary canapés and reduced-priced cocktails at the chic bar while watching history be made on the restaurant’s flat-screen televisions. Both nights, Bourbon Steak will feature $5 mint juleps. The race goes off at approximately 6:24 p.m. on May 5.

For more information, call 786-2796600. Turnberry Isle Miami is located at 19999 West Country Club Drive in Aventura.


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Israel Film Festival May 2-10 at Frank Intracoastal Cinemas BY GARY SPRINGER

Enriching the American vision of Israeli life and culture through the powerful medium of film, the Israel Film Festival definitively has become the largest showcase of Israeli films in the United States. Running May 210, this 26th anniversary year celebrates the finest of Israeli cinema, encompassing more than 25 dynamic titles, including award-winning feature films and documentaries. The Opening Night Gala Salsa Celebration, co-sponsored by the Israel Ministry of Tourism and Isram Realty

Group, will begin with a red carpet reception at Rouge Waterfront Dining and then will proceed to the Frank Intracoastal Cinemas, 3701 NE 163 St. in North Miami Beach, for the awards presentation and Florida premiere screening of Salsa Tel Aviv. The Israel Film Festival is presented in association with the Consulate General of Israel in Florida and Puerto Rico. Prior to the film screening, the 2012 IFF Career Achievement and Lifetime Career Achievement Awards will be presented to Salsa Tel Aviv stars Angélica Vale and Angélica María, respectively.

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Beethoven piano concerto. Her sister Michelle, 15, will perform the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, and Annabel Chyung will perform the beloved Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. Each will have full orchestral accompaniment. The program also will feature Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5, Rossini’s Overture to The Barber of Seville, and portions of Bizet’s L’Arlesienne Suite. There is free admission (donations requested) and free parking. No reservations are needed except that large groups should call in advance. For information, call 305-668-9260 or visit online at <www.alhambramusic.org>.


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Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center Monte Carlo Night Saturday, May 12 — 8:30pm Monte Carlo Night begins 9 p.m. Poker Tournament begins Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center’s event benefitting the Tauber Academy school’s educational programs is open to the public. This “Party of the Year” will turn the Raff Social Hall into a casino for a glamorous evening of gaming. Everyone is invited to throw the dice for a chance to win at roulette and craps and try their hand at blackjack and slots. Keep your Texas Hold’em Poker Face intact while you place your bets to win the tournament along with amazing prizes. No evening at ATJC is complete without a fabulous selection of fine cuisine, spirited cocktails and good times. The silent auction promises to be the hit of the evening offering something for everyone from jewelry, dining and travel gift certificates, tickets to sporting events and much more. Sponsorship opportunities are available as well as ad space in our digital journal. The cost per per–––––––––––– Brittney Mutchnik and Lauren Geduld

TICKETS Michael and Erin Yavner Tickets are also –––––––––––––––––––––––––– available through Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center by calling 305-937-1880 or visiting atjc.org. Casino entry includes $25 in chips. Poker entry includes 2000 units of tournament chips. Additional chips available for purchase. Ages 21 and over. Casual chic attire.

AVENTURA SENIORS: SAVE THE DATE FOR PROM Save the date! The Aventura Senior Prom will be held on Saturday, May 19 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Go back in time and celebrate high school memories swaying to the sounds of Frank Hubbell’s 10 Piece Big Band. Aventura seniors will be treated to a night of dancing and desserts. Entrance is complimentary and light refreshments will be served. The Senior Prom will be held at the Aventura Community Recreation Center located at 3375 NE 188 Street.

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‘Hit or Miss-Fit’ BY BARI AUERBACH

Is your fitness or nutrition plan missing the mark when it comes to getting the results you want? If so, it may be time to reevaluate what you’re doing to make sure you’re not “miss-fitting” out on opportunities to make the most efficient use of your time and sweat equity efforts! ‘Running On Empty’ Misinformation about how much cardio you should be doing and restrictive diets could lead to a lot of frustration rather than elation about your fitness results. If you feel like you’ve been exercising until you’re exhausted and aren’t fueling your workouts with the right kinds of foods, odds are the only gains you’ll see are on the scale. You can actually start storing body fat if you’re not consuming enough calories – and if you’re doing too much cardio and not any resistance training, there’s no way you’ll ever be able to firm up. The formula for “can’t miss’ fitness success is simple: Incorporate a balance of cardio and weight training into your routine; and eat five or six quality meals and snacks a day to keep your metabolism revving and avoid becoming so hungry you eat everything in sight - late at night! ‘Foods That Fool ‘Ya’ Don’t make the common “miss-fit” mistake of falling victim to notorious diet sabotagers! Just some examples of foods often misinterpreted as being good for you include fruit yogurts, granola, certain protein/energy bars, flavored oatmeal, smoothies and “skinny” lattes that all have so much sugar – you might as well just eat candy and ice cream! Beware! Just because you may be shopping at Whole Foods Market – don’t be misled into thinking all those tempting dishes in the display cases are diet friendly…Most have sauces, oils, cheeses and other high-fat and high-caloric ingredients that could potentially ruin your “whole” goal to lose weight.

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Bellini Williams Island… Truly transforming into a one of a kind development The exclusive Aventura community, Williams Island, is currently undergoing some major transformations including the construction of a brand new luxury residential development, Bellini Williams Island. Known as Florida’s Rivera, Williams Island, will also undergo some other changes including the expansion of the aerobics center and spinning area, the spa and adding two separate lounges for men and women with new steam showers. The upgraded spa will feature products by Decléor Paris. The fitness center will offer state of the art equipment and will feature a retail boutique with products by Bluefish Sport, Lululemon and more! Bellini Williams Island, a spectacular 24-story residential development with 70private units, is located just steps away from the brand new facilities. Bellini Williams Island is progressing quickly with construction. This past Saturday, the newest Aventura exclusive residential development poured the foundation for its 6th floor amenities level.

The pour signified a great milestone as the project will now build one floor per week to ensure an on time completion date in Summer 2013. Aside from being the first luxury project to break ground back in December this is another positive step forward to real estate in South Florida. The 6th floor of this luxurious development will consist of 2 residential units, a pool, fitness center and spa. Bellini Williams Island continues to push forward on its success and Martin Margulies is confident that the remaining inventory will continue to sell throughout the summer season. “The Aventura real estate market is continuing to flourish,” says Daniel de La Vega, Broker/Managing Partner of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty “Our success in sales has us moving forward and going vertical at this luxurious residential development. Starting in July 2012 Bellini Williams Island will open a satellite sales office in Aventura Mall.

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Stuart Geller says goodbye as CIA President and hello as CIA Chief Fundraiser Next week, Stuart Geller will step down as President of Citizens Interested in Arts (CIA), having successfully served two years in the position. Geller, whose interior design firm, Geller Design Group, has won dozens of accolades over the years for Turning Houses into Home s, says, “Because I am an artist, I love what CIA stands for. I’ve also had much experience in the philanthropic world,” he adds, “so I knew when I took on the presidency I had to commit to leaving CIA significantly better than I found it, just as I do with my design clients. And I have.” Geller and his CIA team, led by strategist Patty Soffer, set big goals and big things happened. First was the wildly successful maiden Sail Away With CIA Caribbean cruise. Next, CIA Founder Gloria Muroff ’s Grantees on Parade filled the house at the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center. Then, the 2012 Champion of the Arts Luncheon honored the literary arts for the first time, attracted its largest and most diverse audience ever and gave Geller and keynote speakers Alberto Carvalho and Enid Weismann from Miami-Dade Public Schools (M-DCPS) the platform

to announce CIA’s biggest step of all, the Imagination Initiative. “This Initiative, the brainchild of Patty Soffer and an alliance between CIA and M-DCPS, is the highlight of my presidency, “he says. “It promotes community partnership and expands our impact on children. Historically,” he adds, “approximately 75% of CIA grant dollars go to applicant programs that directly affect school children. Now, the schools themselves can apply for grants. That’s big.” Geller is a former schoolteacher who used imagination to teach inner city students that anything was possible. “I feel I’ve come full circle,” he says. “My presidency is ending but my position as chief fundraiser is just beginning.” Geller will raise significant funds for the Imagination Initiative, providing not just money but access to the arts for school children. “That,” he says, “is how you can change a life. What’s better than that?” ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– CIA President Stuart Geller and Patty Soffer


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The Third Annual Adopt-A-Pet to benefit The Humane Society of Greater Miami Dogs and cars go together like a bushel and a peck. Dogs love taking rides in cars, and when on land— chasing them. On Saturday, May 5th, William Lehman Subaru will combine both when they host the Third Annual Adopt-A-Pet event that benefits the Humane Society of Greater Miami. From noon to 3 p.m., at 21400 NW 2nd Avenue, there will be more than a dozen dogs at the dealership for adoption. Lehman Subaru, long time supporter of the organization, is donating $1,000 to the Humane Society of Greater Miami. The

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