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We’ve Got Talent! Singers compete at Hard Rock Café-Miami; 2nd Annual Talent Show-Down Seven organizations partner for phenomenal networking extravaganza BY BARI AUERBACH


roving We’ve Got Talent! the Aventura Marketing Council recently presented the second annual Talent Show-Down singing/networking extravaganza at the Hard Rock Café at Bayside Marketplace - perfectly orchestrated with partner organizations including the Coconut Grove Chamber, Coral Gables Chamber, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Miami Beach Chamber, Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber and the Miami-Dade Chamber. Hard Rock Café Sales & Marketing Manager Gonzalo Del Rio extended a warm welcome to a huge turnout of busi-

ness and community leaders thrilled at the innovative prospect of combining ultimate business-building opportunities with socializing, enjoying a delicious array of food and great entertainment presented by seven vocalists representing the organizations. Heartfelt appreciation was expressed to public relations specialist Yaffa Mizrachi for her event coordination, who exclaimed, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be part of such a fabulous event! Then AMC Chair/emcee Cliff Schulman of Weiss, Serota, Helfman kicked off the evening on a high note by announcing the organization submitting the winning act would receive $500 to donate to their favorite charity. A big round of applause also rang out for

Nick Merico presented as winner of 2010 Hard Rock Café-Miami Talent Show-Down (l-r) Event Organizer Yaffa Mizrachi; 2009 Hard Rock Café-Miami Talent Show-Down winner Natalia Sulca; Merico; Hard Rock Café Sales & Mktg. Manager Gonzalo Del Rio; Aventura Marketing Council President Elaine Adler; AMC Chairman and Event Emcee Cliff Schulman, Weiss Serota Helfman; Henry Menendez, HNO Productions. (Photography by Juan Saco Miranoff) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Contestants Paula Zuleta representing Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce; Nick Merico, representing Aventura Marketing Council; Stephanie Llamas, representing Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber; JEI representing Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce; Mike Colucci representing Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau; Quintin Davis representing Miami-Dade Chamber; Patrick Harris representing Coral Gables Chamber.

HNO Productions, ensuring a “sound’ success”; photographer Juan Saco Miranoff, capturing memorable moments; and Billy Graydon and partners of Grape Ape Films, taping the evening for media outlets and a YouTube video – sure to go viral! Then it was time for a “drum roll” to introduce illustrious celebrity judges: Joe Alonso, School of Rock; Joanie Edwards, Little Theatre School of the Performing Arts; Vivian Greer-Digon, Raices Hispanic Heritage Cultural Arts Council; Florida State Senator Gwen Margolis; Suzan McDowell, Circle of One Marketing;

George Neary, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau; Natalia Sulca, ’09 Talent Show-Down winner; comedian Johnny “Trabs” Trabanco; artist/agent Pati Vargas; and Michael Vita, former Broadway singer and dancer. Throughout the evening, everyone was singing the praises of the Hard Rock Café’s private dining room transformed into a festive “Christmas in August” theme, complete with Santa, holiday decorations, a


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September 15 - 21, 2010

Around Town in Aventura The Israel Sport Center for the Disabled Palm Beaches Marathon Campaign Shimi’s race for disabled kids Over 2,500 young disabled are being rehabilitated through wheelchair sports at The Israel Sport Center for the Disabled. On December 5th, 27-year-old disabled marathoner Shimi Schayek will complete the 26 miles of the Palm Beaches Marathon in Florida. For Shimi this will be a completion of much more than an ordinary Marathon. Shimi was born with Cerebral Palsy. He has been a member at the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled since early childhood and thanks to the intensive rehabilitation program of the center, Shimi today is not only an accomplished athlete, but also a professional, a coach and an inspiration for the nearly 2,500 disabled children who begin their journey towards

rehabilitation at the Center. This year, Shimi is racing for the children. Once a helpless disabled child himself, this experienced marathoner has undertaken the responsibility to help the disabled children by raising funds for the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled, where he took his first steps to become the inspirational athlete that he is. Join Shimi on his amazing journey by sponsoring his race for the children. All proceeds go to benefit the disabled children of the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled. Donations are tax deductible.

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Annette Edwards celebrates 101st birthday in style

Joannie Edwards and her mother Annette Edwards

A phone call to Joanie Edwards’ Little Theatre School of Performing Arts in Aventura will usually bring you a cheery “Hello” from Annette Edwards, Joanie’s mother, who works every day at the Little Theatre helping her daughter . You would never suspect that this beautifully cultured voice belongs to Annette Edwards, who recently celebrated her 101st birthday with a party full of friends and students of Annette’s spanning her 20 years here in Florida. Born on September 5, 1909… the same year that Joan of Arc was declared a saint… Annette remembers everything… in vivid color! “My mother and grandmother were actresses, but I wanted to be a dancer!” she said. She was 6 years old when she performed in her first ballet recital, and her dancing career blossomed from that point on. Her teacher was the renowned Russian balletmaster Michael Fokine, whom she studied with for ten years. As her career progressed, she became the teacher, and among her celebrity students was Josef Layton, Emmy and Tony-award winner from Brooklyn, New York.

Annette taught children how to study a variety of the performing arts…then known as musical comedy. Her goal was to teach combined arts to produce real talent needed to rise through the ranks to the top performers. When she moved from New York to Florida , Annette decided that she should give underprivileged children the same opportunities that children of families who could afford the lessons would receive, and so she would travel to communities to teach children there on a weekly basis. For the past 18 years, Annette has been working with her daughter Joanie at the Little Theatre School, helping to interview students and register them. Her secret to a long a healthy life? “To be real….to use the love and intensity I have for each person to help them reach their goals in life.” “You know, “ she says with a smile, “giving of yourself comes back tenfold!”

For more information, call Joanie Edwards Little Theatre School of Performing Arts in Aventura, 305.936.9795

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Wandering & Pondering felt a victory coming on and I was getting my mental sword ready to put in the finishing blow on this definite moral victory. It’s amazing how I write constantly about There I was expounding away and I made there is no way a male can get the last word the mistake of pausing to get my breath and to in a male female conversation. The other day putting putting the finishing touches to this I had a discussion with my wife, Lynda, as great victory as she looked at me accusingly I’ve probably done over the years. I constant- and stated “how dare you bring up a situation ly seem to fall into the trap. It’s scary how that happened ten years ago that has anything easily it can happen. to with today?” Big mistake. “You Actually it’s stupid to even let mean to tell me that you don’t even yourself get caught up in such a sitremember what you said about all uation but the male ego just forgets this ten years ago?” She looked at how under matched it is when it me “if you can’t remember what comes to the women with whom he you told me then, why do you think we can discuss it today?” and she might be involved. walked away, leaving me completeI’ve considered myself smart ly confused. I tried to figure out enough to avoid such situations but DAN PALMER what might have happened ten years as it always seems to happen, you ago that she remembered and I had really don’t have any choice. There was a discussion with Lynda (the wife) and I had rela- no idea of what she was talking about. Then tive to something that had happened that I felt once again I suddenly knew. She had changed the subject on me and just fairly strong about and felt that my position on the matter was quite clear and a fit one. I was like that my big victory was down the tubes. getting my point across clearly and concisely. It’s been over a week now and I still can’t The word battle started and I felt very certain remember how she pulled victory out of my that I had right on my side and was bringing well planned attack. It made me wonder why up enough reasons to justify my thinking. I I had even started. When will I learn? sort of felt that I was doing a superb job of get- Probably never but that’s life in the male ting my point across clearly and concisely. I female category.

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We’ve Got Talent! Singers compete at Hard Rock Café-Miami; 2nd Annual Talent Show-Down Continued from page 1 –––––– beautiful ice sculpture from Miami Ice Man, an amazing array of Hard Rock Café specialties plus sweet treats from Blue Bell Ice Cream... the perfect place to plan your holiday party. The excitement grew as contestants took center stage…From the GMVCB: Mike Colucci; Miami-Dade Chamber: Quintin Davis; Coral Gables Chamber: Patrick Harris; Miami Beach Chamber: Jei; Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber: Stephanie Llamas; Aventura Marketing Council: Nick Merico; Coconut Grove Chamber: Paula Zuleta. After all the judges’ votes and audience ballots were tabulated by CPAs Jack Rosenberg and Steven Price of Goldstein Schechter Koch, Gonzalo Del Rio announced the winner of the Talent Show-Down was 14-year-old Nick Merico, an amazingly talented vocalist attending American Heritage School on a Fine Arts scholarship. While Nick is already being sought by record labels and production companies, last year’s winner Natalia Sulca has received a musical scholarship to Berklee College. Nick was presented with gift certificates and the great reward of knowing $500 would be donated to the Aventura Marketing Council’s Education Fund for at-risk children in his name. Runner-up Paula Zuleta was also awarded a package with assorted gift certificates. For working in concert to produce another amazing Talent-Showdown, special thanks goes out to volunteers Sydney Faye Davis, Belina Nagar, Gar Mickler and Jessica Bert; and to contributors providing generous gifts for contestants and judges: Hard Rock CaféMiami, Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, The Grill on the Alley, The Cheesecake Factory, Doubletree Ocean Point Resort, Emeril’s Restaurant at Loews Hotel, Filene’s Basement, Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, Morton’s Steakhouse, Computer Café, Sweet Paradise Cupcakes and Cookies, Graziano’s Pizzaria, Green Gables Café, GMCVB, Dee & Company Hair Salon, Green Monkey Yoga, Art Connection Jewelry, Agua Spa at the Delano, Baptist Health Comprehensive Health Screening, The Westin Cincinnati, Florida Marlins, Macy’s, SoBe Dentist, Boca Tanning Club, and Arts at St. Johns.

For information about planning a holiday party at the Hard Rock Café, Bayside Marketplace, phone: 305-377-3110. (Photography by Juan Saco Miranoff)

Aventura Comm. Billy Joel with wife Sandra

Steve Price and Jack Rosenberg of Goldstein Schechter Koch (center) tabulated results given to event host Gonzalo Del Rio and event emcee Cliff Schulman, Weiss Serota Helfman

Miami Beach Comm. Jerry Libbin, President & CEO, Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce; Bill Talbert, CEO, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Above: Paula Zuleta presented as runnerup of 2010 Hard Rock Café-Miami Talent Show-Down (l-r) Gonzalo Del Rio, Hard Rock Café Miami; Zuleta; Peter Laird and Tom Santono, Coconut Grove Chamber Commerce

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Seasons of change

Patricia C.Frank FRANKLY SPEAKING The seasons change and so should you. Change means that something is different. Change is inevitable and unavoidable. It is part of nature. You can see and feel the changes all around you in the world. The sun changes its position, the temperature changes, the trees change. When you look in the mirror you can see the changes that have occurred for you as well. When you are young you cannot wait for the changes. You want to grow up and grow older. You enjoy the changes and the independence and joys they bring. Some time during this process you start to become conservative and resistant to them. You do not always like or want them. You find comfort in the status quo. It can be sad to give up or get rid of one state or way of being for another. It can feel like the death or loss of something.

That is because you are judging the changes as good or bad. For instance, going back to school and responsibilities after your carefree vacation times might be the source of your feelings that changes are not always better. Another reason change might not feel good is because you do not have control over many of the changes in your life. Train yourself to shift your thoughts and feelings. Try to accept them. They simply are what they are. Wishing things were different hurts you and inhibits the strength and flow of your life energy. Get in synch with the changes and go with the cycles of nature. Changes bring new experiences. Changes allow you to transform yourself and to substitute one thing for another. They allow you to modify and alter your behavior. Replace old and former patterns with new ones. Change your style of being, thinking and coping. You cannot stop change so embrace it. If you cannot embrace the variety of new experiences then, at least, accept them. You other option is to ignore them. Patricia Frank is a Licensed Psychotherapist. She can be reached at 305-788-4864, 212-308-0309.

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Aventura Hospital teams up with NFL for National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Aventura Hospital is encouraging men to Know Your Stats ®, the second-leading cause of cancer about Prostate Cancer® deaths for American men. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and Aventura Hospital has teamed up with the NFL to educate the community about prevention and innovative treatment options that greatly reduce risks associated with surgery. On Tuesday, September 21st, Aventura Hospital, in conjunction with Aventura’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, is hosting its Know Your Stats about Prostate Cancer seminar at a men’s health seminar highlighting innovations in Robotic Prostatectomy.. The event will feature urologist Dr. David Robbins. It will take place at the Aventura Community Recreation Center, located at 3375 NE 188th Street in Aventura. It all kicks-off at 6 p.m. Led by Pro Football Hall of Fame player and prostate cancer survivor Mike Haynes, the Know Your Stats about Prostate Cancer, is a national prostate cancer awareness campaign from the American Urological Association (AUA) Foundation and the National Football League (NFL). Now in its second year, the campaign is bringing the message to fans across the country, educating men and their loved ones about the importance of prostate health. Every year, more than 230,000 men are diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. Sadly, approximately 30,300 will die as a result of this potentially fatal illness. One in every six American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, and African American men are more than twice as likely to die from the disease. Early detection is the key to survival and so is selecting the appropriate treatment. Additionally, Aventura Hospital and Aventura Comprehensive Cancer Center will host an upcoming seminar to promote Prostate Cancer awareness: “The Latest Updates on Robotic Surgery” D r s . H e n r y Wodnicki (colore c t a l s u r g e r y), David Robbins (urology), Frank Cirisano (gynecological oncology) Alfredo Rego, (cardio-thoracic surger y) Tuesday, S e p t e m b e r 28, 2010 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. 21110 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 101 Av e n t u r a Those in need of further support and education may attend the monthly Man-to-Man Prostate Support Group at Aventura Hospital, co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society and Aventura Comprehensive Cancer Center.

For further information on prostate health awareness, call the Cancer Center at 305-682-2151.

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Dr. Tracey Heiken, a hometown girl, joins Aventura Dentistry & Orthodontics BY LYNN CARROLL

North Miami Beach Senior High School. She is a member of the Florida Dental Association, the American Dr. Tracey Heiken, a University of Miami graduate Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric who earned her doctorate in dentistry at Nova Dentistry, the Women’s Dental Society and Alpha Southeastern University and served her residency at Omega, a professional dental fraternity. “What I always wanted to do,” Dr. Temple University Hospital in Heiken said, “is help people look their Philadelphia where she received her cerbest. Because every child is a beautiful pertificate in pediatric dentistry recently son, I believe every child should have a joined the professional staff of Aventura beautiful smile.” Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, locatDr. Heiken says that from the time she ed at 2797 NE 207th Street, Suite 201 in decided to pursue dentistry, it was clear that the heart of Aventura. she wanted to specialize in the treatment of The practice, located in the same facility children. Since joining Aventura Pediatric as the Dental Care Group in Aventura, Dentistry & Orthodontics in July, Dr. recently added 12 exam chairs in an allHeiken has come to be known to her young digital environment specially designed for patients as “Dr. Tracey.” pediatrics and orthodontics. The office feaShe says she always wanted to bring her tures new overhead LCD screens with the Dr. Tracy Heiken skills as a pediatric dentist “back home” and latest movies, a dedicated waiting room, –––––––––––––––– is thrilled that she is now living her dream prizes for children and above all, a topin her own backyard. Dr. Tracey currently resides in notch, caring, clinical staff. Aventura Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics remains Aventura and is active in the community through the only local dental practice that is open on Saturdays, involvement in several South Florida-based nonprofit which is very convenient for patients who no longer have organizations. to miss school and parents who no longer have to miss For appointments or information, call 305-935-1613 work because of a child’s dental appointment. Dr. Heiken, a South Florida native, is a graduate of or visit

Special needs ‘shine bright’ at Michael-Ann Russell JCC The Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center located on the Sanford L. Ziff Campus, 18900 NE 25th Avenue, North Miami Beach, is known for its richly diverse programs and events. Particularly shining bright is its Special Needs Department, also known as “Or Gadol” - which in Hebrew means “Bright Light.” Or Gadol provides programs and services to kids with special needs, beginning at age 5, to young adults, regardless of skill or ability. Included in the programming are: “Or Cadash” after school program for ages 5-12, offering one to five week options with a staff ration of 1:2. Includes tennis gymnastics, yoga, and swimming, along with yoga therapy through motion, movement, and music. Daily life skills are incorporated as well. For elementary through high school age youth, homework assistance is offered, Monday through Thursday afternoons, in either a small group setting or with a private tutor. For those who wish to make their “world a stage,” a drama program is offered on Sunday mornings, through the Exceptional Theatre Company. An end of the semester presentation is planned for January. For ages 10 and up looking for a sports oriented experience, a weekly Friday afternoon basketball class is offered that includes instruction and game play. For ages 13 and up looking to enjoy a social experience similar to that which “typical” teenagers enjoy, a weekly weekend social group is offered which emphasizes both fun and social skills development through

off-JCC and on-JCC campus activities. For ages 20 and up, the “OMETZ” Program offers a hands-on learning environment designed to teach prevocational and daily living skills incorporating a weekly off-site work experience. New this year: Photography & Photoshop classes for teenagers and adults on Tuesday afternoons. A “Chalav U’Dvash” Sunday morning Hebrew for Kids class that promotes Israel cultural programming, Jewish holiday celebrations, and Hebrew language instruction. Heading the Or Gadol Department is Special Needs Director, Yafit Avni. Yafit hails from Tel Aviv, Israel and has been working with special needs children for 12 years. With a master’s degree in special education from Bar Ilan University, Yafit applies her knowledge and experience by utilizing specialized curriculum designed to the specific needs of each child. In her work, Yafit utilizes advanced methods such as Kundalini Yoga – a method which focuses on balance between mind and body and releases anxiety and frustration through breath control. “My mission,” says Yafit, “is to help children and adults with special needs reach their full potential by providing them with the most advanced tools necessary to develop and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually.”

For information about the Or Gadol Department, call Yafit at 305-932-4200, ext. 135.

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The Tennis Match of a Lifetime

Bob Diamond HISTORICALLY YOURS At the French Tennis Open in 1955, Angela Buxton, a Jewish tennis player from England, met Althea Gibson, a black tennis player from America. They shared a common problem – neither had a doubles partner as they were both shunned by their fellow teammates. Buxton, then age 20, was rated No. 4 in England and No. 9 in the world, however, anti-Semitism by the British tennis establishment kept her from being paired with any of England’s top women players in doubles competition. Gibson, sometimes referred to as “the Jackie Robinson of tennis” for breaking the color barrier, was the rising star in women’s tennis but was also shunned by her American teammates. Neither Buxton nor Gibson went public with their isolation. Of Althea, Buxton said, “She was on her own and so was I. We became close buddies.” Buxton and Gibson decided to team up together in

1956 and the rest is history, as they “dominated competition, beat everybody and became the best women’s doubles team in the world.” That year, they won both the Wimbledon and French Doubles championships. Despite Buxton also becoming the first British woman to reach a Wimbledon singles final in 17 years and ranked No. 5 in the world in 1956, she was never invited to become a member of the exclusive All England Lawn Tennis Club. After the pair won the French Open Doubles title in 1957, a devastating hand injury ended Buxton’s playing career. Gibson, the first black woman to win a Grand Slam title in 1956, reached a career high No. 1 in the world in 1957 and 1958. In 1958, she retired from amateur tennis – there being no women’s professional tour at that time. In 1971, Gibson was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The story does not end there. In her 70’s, Gibson, living alone, extremely ill, unable to afford rent or medication, called Buxton and told her she was considering suicide. Buxton arranged for a letter to appear in a tennis magazine about Gibson’s plight, who thereafter received nearly $1 million from her tennis fans around the world.

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Denise Rubin — The Realtor for those who expect more BY LYNN CARROLL When it comes time to buy or sell a home, some people think any Realtor will do. For those who expect something more, Denise Rubin at Prudential Florida Realty can offer an impressive track record of successes backed by industry awards that attest to her business acumen. “I’ve always been driven to be the best in my profession,” Rubin says. A member of Prudential’s Legends Society, restricted to agents in the top 0.5% of sales worldwide, Rubin is listed in the top 500 “Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate” internationally. She’s won 22 Builder’s Association of South Florida “Best” awards, including Best Real Estate Professional, Best Website Marketing, Best Multimedia

Campaign Marketing for a Condo / Highrise, Best Multimedia Campaign Marketing for Single-Family Homes, and many others. Even in a tough market, Rubin continues to achieve record-breaking sales and the highest prices in many South Florida communities. Her dedication to getting the best deal has earned her the loyalty of clients all over the world, a list that includes CEOs of major companies, famous artists and musicians, celebrities, and sports stars such as Deion Sanders, Miguel Cabrera and Rony Seikaly. “I’m proud of my repeat and referral clients,” she says. Rubin attributes her success to an aggressive marketing strategy with an international reach. A combination of highimpact traditional marketing and state-of-

Lower your operating costs with energy efficiency help from FPL With many industries nationwide still reeling from the economic recession, local businesses should examine all ways to reduce overhead without sacrificing from core business operations. Energy costs can be a significant portion of a business’ operating costs, yet many companies mistakenly treat it as a fixed expense. You do have some control over your energy use and can take some simple steps to create a positive impact on your bottom line. FPL offers a quick, easy and no cost way to reduce energy bills through the Business Energy Evaluation, a program that helps business customers better understand their electricity usage and identify potential ways to save through energy efficiency. Through FPL’s in-person evaluation, an FPL Energy Expert will thoroughly examine your facility’s energy consumption and provide you with a personalized energy-efficiency analysis to help you understand where your energy dollars go and how your energy usage compares to similar businesses. The FPL Energy Expert will also provide energyefficiency solutions – some that may be implemented immediately and others that may require some longerterm planning. You’ll get a list of low-cost measures that will help you save energy and money. These may include installing a

programmable thermostat that automates temperature settings to maximize efficiency according to your hours of operation or occupancy sensors that automatically turn off lighting in areas with transient use. If equipment upgrades are recommended, you’ll also get information about potential FPL rebates to help offset the cost of these investments. FPL’s energy-efficiency incentives can often be the deciding factor when determining if new equipment is the right decision for a business. Some small businesses opt to take the Business Energy Evaluation online instead. Available 24/7 at, the OBEE is ideal for busy business owners who’d rather do the assessment at their own convenience, day or night. The best part is – there is absolutely no cost for either of these services. Using less energy lowers carbon emissions and helps the planet. “Green” companies also have a competitive advantage in today’s marketplace because being environmentally friendly improves your company’s image and opens the door to new business and promotional opportunities. A good energy plan is good business, whether your company is large or small. To register for a Business Energy Evaluation or for additional information about FPL tips, programs and incentives to help your business save money, visit or call 877-748-4BEE.

the-art technology, it includes professional photography, full-color brochures, virtual tour and exclusive websites for each property she markets. Her personal website,, is available in 13 languages; her listings reach potential buyers in 200 countries. “To sell or buy in today’s market, you need the best partner to achieve your Real Estate objectives,” Rubin says. “Having nearly 30 years of experience in the real estate industry means I’m always able to find the best match for my sellers and buyers.”

For more information, call 305-4090019 or visit –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Denise Rubin with Bentley

Commissioner Heyman to host Home Energy Savings Worshop Miami-Dade County Comm. Sally Heyman will be hosting a Home Energy Savings Workshops in District 4 on Wed., Oct. 13th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (registration begins at 6:30 p.m.) at Bay Harbor Islands City Hall, 9665 Bay Harbor Terrace. The workshops are being held to educate residents on energy efficiency and conservation and provide homeowners with the information, resources and incentives to reduce their utility costs. Participants will receive a free energy savings toolkit valued at over $100 and learn to track household energy consumption/reduction. Most importantly save money by learning how to reduce energy use in their homes by 20-30 percent. “Whenever we can save energy it helps us now and in the future,” said Comm. Heyman. The free energy savings toolkit will include items such as a programmable thermostat, hot water gauge, LED sensor nightlight and compact florescent light bulbs (CFLs). According to Energy Star, if every American home replaced just one light with an Energy Star qualified CFL, we would save enough energy to light more than three million homes for a year, save about $700 million in annual energy costs, and prevent nine billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year, equivalent to the emissions of about 800,000 cars. To register and for additional information, call 3-1-1 or visit The workshop has limited space, and is open to the first 50 registered residents. Each participant will receive the free energy savings toolkit, limit one per household.

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Florida State Senator Gwen Margolis Above: Vivian Greer-Digon, Raices Hispanic Heritage Cultural Arts Council; Pati Vargas, Artist Agent, CEO, Pati Vargas Entertainment; George Neary, VP of Cultural Tourism, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; Joe Alonso, General Manager, School of Rock

Left: Michael Vita, former Broadway singer and dancer; Suzan McDowell, CEO / President, Circle of One Marketing

Joanie Edwards, Owner, Little Theatre School of the Performing Arts in Aventura

Johnny “Trabs” Trabanco, Comedian

2009 Hard Rock Café-Miami Talent ShowDown winner Natalia Sulca


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• • • CONTESTANTS • • • WINNER Nick Merico, representing Aventura Marketing Council singing “Faithfully”

Quintin Davis representing Miami-Dade Chamber singing “A Change is Gonna Come”

Patrick Harris representing Coral Gables Chamber singing “Anything But Mine”

RUNNER-UP Paula Zuleta representing Coconut Grove Chamber, singing “Colombian Mix”

Stephanie Llamas, representing MiamiDade Gay & Lesbian Chamber singing “Point of No Return”

JEI representing Miami Beach Chamber singing “Stranger in my House” Mike Colucci representing Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau singing “Wonderwall” (PHOTOS BY JUAN SACO MIRANOFF)

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Ready, set, hut! Yard House restaurant is kicking off with a new location opening at The Village at Gulfstream Park on Sunday, September 26 - just in time for football season! Best known as a scrumptious casual eatery with the world’s largest selection of draft beer, this addition to the Sunshine State’s mustshop center is brewing with delight. “We’re excited to continue growing in southern Florida. Our locations in Palm Beach Gardens and Coral Gables do phenomenal business and we owe our success to our loyal guests,” Yard House partner and CEO Harald Herrmann says. Named after a three-foot tall glass originally designed in England to hand to stagecoach drivers back in the day when travel by horse drawn carriage was common, the Yard House has West Coast beginnings. The very first restaurant opened its doors in 1996 in Long Beach, California. Since then, the Yard House has developed a massive following with locales in Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Nevada, Texas and now — Hallandale Beach, Florida. For those of you unfamiliar with the restaurant, a visit to The Village at Gulfstream Park isn’t complete without a pit stop here. Why? Each and every Yard House location features a center island bar and an endless fleet of tap handles ranging from classic lagers to more obscure ales. The glass-enclosed keg room is the pulse of the operation, housing as much as 3,000 gallons of beer at a time (whoa!). Five miles of individual beer lines stretch over-

head from the keg room to the island bar maintaining a constant, perfect temperature of 34 to 36 degrees keeping the beer consistently fresh and perfectly chilled for every pint. Guests can sip their favorite draft beer from the popular half-yard, traditional pint or six pack sampler sure to get one buzzing with glee. Frothy, ice-cold ale aside, Yard House’s menu boasts good ol’ American cuisine with an Asian twist. Think pizzas, seafood, steaks, sushi and ribs — over 130 items to choose from! Executive chef Carlito Jocson has whipped up signature dishes such as California rolls, sashimi, juicy steaks, ribs and more. Kids are also welcome and a prix fixe children’s menu (printed on a 12-page activity book!) boasts a selection of items found on the regular menu served in age-appropriate portions. For the vegetarian set, there’s even a meat-free menu on hand. “Our aim in Hallandale Beach is to provide the community with a fun, quality dining experience,” Herrmann adds. Set amongst a backdrop of vivid abstract artwork and dozens of flat-screen televisions, the Yard House is the perfect place to unwind with family and friends while grooving to classic rock tunes or tuning into your fave football team — or kicking back after a hard day’s shopping. Jeannie Roberts is the Director of Marketing for The Village at Gulfstream Park, south Florida’s newest open-air shopping, dining and entertainment destination, anchored by the legendary Gulfstream Park Racetrack and Casino. Ms. Roberts’ column runs the third Wednesday of each month. The Village at Gulfstream Park is located at 501 South Federal Highway in beautiful Hallandale Beach, Florida. Visit for details.

September 15 - 21, 2010


So what exactly is Scuba Diving? BY CAPT BOB KRAUT

I give away my age when I tell you that Lloyd Bridges playing Mike Nelson in Sea Hunt on TV in the fifties was the main reason that I wanted to learn how to Scuba Dive. I was a little kid and I was fascinated by the black and white version of what this mystery was all about. Fast forward to my college days in New York City where I needed a gym course for graduation and conveniently a course in Scuba was given. However there is not good diving in N.Y. The water is cold, murky, and there is not that much to see. It was not until I moved to Florida in 2003 that I started to dive seriously, because there is so much beauty to see here. SCUBA stands for self contained underwater breathing apparatus. Like many other inventions, it was developed by the U.S. Military back in the 1930’s and many of the military divers wanted to continue diving after service. Jacques Cousteau and Emile Gagnan patented the worlds first open circuit scuba regulators, the Aqua Lung in 1942. But it was not until the mid sixties that Scuba started to gain popularity. A scuba diving kit contains a cylinder

of compressed regular air. The regulator delivers the high pressure air from the tank and transforms it to normal pressure air that we can breathe. We also use a Buoyancy Compensation Device (BCD) to help us control the way we move through the water and a weight belt. Also needed are gauges (or a computer) that tell you how much air is in your tank and how deep you are diving. A compass is also necessary so you can determine your direction underwater. Add to his a mask, fins and snorkel and you have everything you need to dive. As you descend the pressure of the ocean above you compresses everything that it not liquid in your body like the air spaces in your lungs, ears and sinuses. The ocean also compresses the air in your tank so that, the deeper you go the less dive time you have. If you dive in 15 feet for example, a typical experienced diver might have enough air for several hours, but if you dive to 100 feet then you might have only 20 minutes. It might sound complicated but PADI the Professional Association of Diving Instructors and the other agencies have developed many courses that will teach you everything you need to know to be able to dive safely and enjoy the amazing beauty of the world that is underwater.

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Aventura North Miami Beach Lions Club sponsors annual Back-to-School Shopping Spree BY LYNN CARROLL

The Aventura North Miami Beach Lions Club recently held its annual Back-toSchool Shopping Spree to help 400 students get ready for the coming school year. North Miami Beach Police Department Maj. Kathy Katerman, chair of Lions Club’s Back-to-School Shopping Spree Committee, says the idea is not only to let

the children stock up on school supplies but also to learn some basic budgeting skills. She says the children were taken to Walmart stores in North Miami Beach, Hallandale Beach, Hialeah-Miami Lakes and Florida City. “The Lions Club raised about $20,000 to be able to present each kid who took part with a $50 gift card,” Maj. Katerman says. “Social workers choose the ten most deserving kids from each of 40 participating elementary schools, and they were accompanied on the shopping trip by a parent or a Lions volunteer.” She says this is the seventh year the Aventura North Miami Beach Lions Club has sponsored the program. “We always do it right before school starts,” she says. “We do four stores simultaneously with 100 kids at each store.” Anther feature of the day, Maj. Katerman says, is the Heiken Children’s Vision Program, an effort overseen by Miami Lighthouse for the Blind.

Imperial Club names directors for nursing, food ser vice BY LYNN CARROLL

the creation of menus at the famous Grand Bay Hotel in Coconut Grove and several local The Imperial Club Retirement Community, assisted-living communities. 2751 NE 183rd Street, Aventura, “Hector devotes his energies to named Evelyn Watkins director of creating pleasing menus and prenursing and Hector David Lima direcsentations to his clientele,” Strong tor of food services. says. “Mr. Lima’s true talents Watkins, a registered nurse, has a shine for the special banquet occamore than 20-year career in healthcare sions. and is licensed both as a nursing home He is known for his ice sculpadministrator and healthcare risk mantures and carved fruit displays.” ager. She says residents of the “My goal at the Imperial Club,” she Imperial Club community have a says, “is to maintain a standard of Evelyn Watkins choice of enjoyable and exciting excellence while improving the qualiprograms, activities and social ty of life for all who reside here.” events for both independent and Lima in the past has been with assisted living. Brookwood Garden Skilled Nursing Located just off Biscayne and Palace Assisted Living. A graduBoulevard near the entrance to ate of the Culinary Institute of Williams Island, the Imperial America University, he has more than Club Retirement Community two decades of experience in the food offers under the banner “On Your service industry and has dietary manOwn, Yet Not Alone” quality care agement certification from Florida Hector David Lima and affordable senior living in a –––––––––– University and an associate of science quiet residential neighborhood in culinary arts degree from Johnson & Wales surrounded by tropical landscaping, bay and University. water views. Spring Strong, Imperial Club’s executive For more information: 305-935-1801 or director, says Lima has been executive chef at the New York Hilton Hotel and took part in

“It’s a $180-value free eye exam, and glasses if they need them,” she says. “This was a voluntary feature, but many took part.” Maj. Katerman says money for the event comes from year-long fundraising efforts. The Aventura North Miami Beach Lions Club, one of more than 70 Lions Clubs in Florida, welcomes new members, says Secretary Carmen Gomez.

“We meet every Tuesday at 12 noon in Tony Roma’s, 18050 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach,” she says. “Come on out and join us for lunch.”

For information about the Aventura North Miami Beach Lions Club and to make reservations to attend an upcoming luncheon, call 954-850-1407.

Miami Gardens gains national award for Playful City efforts BY LYNN CARROLL

The City of Miami Gardens has earned national recognition as a 2010 Playful City USA community, an honor designed to recognize municipal commitments to foster play and physical activity for their citizens. The city achieved the accolades, says Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley Gibson, despite difficult budgetary decisions and the fact that funding for the city’s Parks & Recreation Department is at its lowest level in decades. The award is given by KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit that seeks to recognize community officials for employing resources through the development and implementation of unique local action plans that increase the quantity of available recreational spaces and quality of play. Advocates say the awards also help call attention to some of the most innovative ideas and cost-effective programs being developed in the nation. In commenting on her city’s efforts, Mayor Gibson cited a report from the National League of Cities that shows seven

in 10 city officials are responding to the economic crisis by making personnel cuts, while a pre-summer National Recreation & Parks Association survey found that 55% of its members suffered budget cuts in 2010 and 60% expect more in 2011. These funding cutbacks persist, she says, despite findings that only 20% of homes across the country have parks within a half mile. To help counteract these trends, KaBOOM! officials cite First Lady Michelle Obama for launching the Let’s Move campaign, which is geared toward solving childhood obesity issues and coincides with the Playful City USA national recognition program. Mayor Gibson shares the honors with Vice-Mayor Aaron Campbell, Jr., and council members Oliver G. Gilbert III, André L. Williams, Melvin L. Bratton, Sharon Pritchett and Barbara Watson. In all, 118 cities were given the award this year.

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How a “Relationship Coach” Saved Our Marriage BY DEBORAH BRUNO John and Sarah were on the brink of divorce when they came to me for “Marriage Coaching” six months ago. After several failed attempts with marriage counselors and several different therapists, they were seeking out a solution that worked. There were several reasons that marriage counseling failed. In fact, marriage counseling has a very low success rate. Reasons are numerous but some of the key reasons are that either one or both are not committed to the process therefore 90% quit after 2-3 sessions, the counselor is not advocating for the couple to remain together, there is no structure nor measurable attainable mutual goals determined, the couple is focused too much on the past with unresolved anger and resentment or they have reached a point of hopelessness about the recovery of their relationship. As an expert psychotherapist specializing with couples and after witnessing the failure for years, I developed a “coaching” model that resolves most of the deficiencies of marriage counseling and improves relationship success rate. Marriage or Relationship Coaching helped John and Sarah get on track and stay on track in accomplishing their mutual relationship vision. They were amazed by the structure and guidance provided by the Marriage Coach. The Marriage Coach kept them focused on the

“here and now” challenges in the marriage. John and Sarah were serious about making their marriage work and they were willing to commit to a 12 week program. By week two they had already established what goals they needed to accomplish and empowered to conduct exercises at home to assist them in making these changes. As a Marriage Coach, I also made myself available through email and telephonic exchange. John and Sarah were held accountable for their results. As a coach and advocate for their marriage, I guided them through conflict giving them the tools for resolving conflict effectively. When they would start blaming each other, I was able to redirect them into focusing on self-improvement. Following the 12 week program, John and Sarah had a 75% improvement in their relationship. They continue to come in for marriage coaching on a monthly basis for the marriage maintenance program. They track the issues they want to discuss and engage me as a mediator when needed. As a marriage coach and advocate, I became necessary to the survival of the marriage but most of all an essential ingredient in remaining part of the long-term success of their relationship. Deborah Bruno, LCSW is a Life Coach and Psychotherapist. She is the mastermind of Mindbuilders, Inc. a Life Coaching and Counseling company located in Aventura. She can be reached at 305-905-7177 or visit her website at

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Sir Pizza chain expands reach in South Florida BY CYNTHIA CHIPI

Popular pizza restaurant chain, Sir Pizza, is planning a rapid expansion during the next year. The Miami-based pizza establishment, which currently has locations in Key Biscayne, Coral Gables, Pinecrest and Kendall, recently opened a new restaurant in West Kendall at 12562 SW 120 St. Ernesto Fernandez and Marcelo Chopa, owners of local favorite Caffe Vialetto are at the helm as franchisees. In September, Sir Pizza expects to open its first Broward restaurant in Coral Springs at the Walk Shopping Center on University Drive. The two launches are the first phase of the expansion that will result in 20 restaurants throughout Miami-Dade and Broward by late 2011. Future Miami-Dade locations are planned for Aventura, Doral, Downtown, Flagler, Hialeah, Homestead, Midtown, North Miami Beach, Palmetto Bay, South Beach and West Dade. “Sir Pizza has long been known as a destination for family fun that offers ‘good to the very edge’ pizza, subs, salads, pastas,

chicken wings and desserts,” said Rene Prats, Sir Pizza South Florida CEO. “We look forward to serving our guests a great dining experience in South Florida.” Long-time restaurateur Prats now is the franchisor of Sir Pizza in South Florida. Agustin and Betty Duarte had been longtime fans of the original Sir Pizza on Key Biscayne, and they had a dream of bringing the concept to the mainland. They decided to start a franchise, and soon a new place for devoted fans to get their Sir Pizza fix opened in Coral Gables. The restaurant was an immediate success and was quickly followed by two more locations in Pinecrest and Sunset. Their popularity was ensured the moment the doors opened for business. Sir Pizza is known for its signature “square” cut pieces topped with high-quality, fresh ingredients including proprietary sauce, proprietary specially-blended cheese, and unique toppings such as crumbled bits of proprietary pepperoni as well as salads, sandwiches, blankets, chicken wings, hamburgers and lasagna. Beer and wine are served at every location. Takeout

Pictured (l-r) are Ernesto Fernandez, Junior Amaro and Marcelo Chopa. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

and delivery also are offered. Sir Pizza is acquiring franchisees who love the pizza industry and are passionate

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Sir Pizza chain expands reach in South Florida BY CYNTHIA CHIPI

Popular pizza restaurant chain, Sir Pizza, is planning a rapid expansion during the next year. The Miami-based pizza establishment, which currently has locations in Key Biscayne, Coral Gables, Pinecrest and Kendall, recently opened a new restaurant in West Kendall at 12562 SW 120 St. Ernesto Fernandez and Marcelo Chopa, owners of local favorite Caffe Vialetto are at the helm as franchisees. In September, Sir Pizza expects to open its first Broward restaurant in Coral Springs at the Walk Shopping Center on University Drive. The two launches are the first phase of the expansion that will result in 20 restaurants throughout Miami-Dade and Broward by late 2011. Future Miami-Dade locations are planned for Aventura, Doral, Downtown, Flagler, Hialeah, Homestead, Midtown, North Miami Beach, Palmetto Bay, South Beach and West Dade. “Sir Pizza has long been known as a destination for family fun that offers ‘good to the very edge’ pizza, subs, salads, pastas,

chicken wings and desserts,” said Rene Prats, Sir Pizza South Florida CEO. “We look forward to serving our guests a great dining experience in South Florida.” Long-time restaurateur Prats now is the franchisor of Sir Pizza in South Florida. Agustin and Betty Duarte had been longtime fans of the original Sir Pizza on Key Biscayne, and they had a dream of bringing the concept to the mainland. They decided to start a franchise, and soon a new place for devoted fans to get their Sir Pizza fix opened in Coral Gables. The restaurant was an immediate success and was quickly followed by two more locations in Pinecrest and Sunset. Their popularity was ensured the moment the doors opened for business. Sir Pizza is known for its signature “square” cut pieces topped with high-quality, fresh ingredients including proprietary sauce, proprietary specially-blended cheese, and unique toppings such as crumbled bits of proprietary pepperoni as well as salads, sandwiches, blankets, chicken wings, hamburgers and lasagna. Beer and wine are served at every location. Takeout

Pictured (l-r) are Ernesto Fernandez, Junior Amaro and Marcelo Chopa. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

and delivery also are offered. Sir Pizza is acquiring franchisees who love the pizza industry and are passionate

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Dr. David Korn and Dr. Robert Rasken discuss chest pain and Acute Coronary Syndrome Acute Coronary Syndrome is a composite of symptoms related to chest pains, shortness of breath, angina, and small and large heart attacks. If the blockage is not totally occluding the heart blood vessel, the symptoms may present as angina, chest or upper abdominal discomfort, sweating, shortness of breath or nausea. The symptoms may be associated with mild heart damage, as manifest by release of enzymes in the blood from damaged heart muscle cells. The clinical diagnosis is then a Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NSTEMI). The electrocardiograms determine that distinct diagnosis based on the specific wave forms. The last situation is a major heart attack or ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) with specific defined electrocardiographic changes and significant enzymes rises in the blood. Frequently, chest discomfort will precede a heart attack by minutes, hours or days, and act as a harbinger of future more ominous cardiovascular events. Time to diagnosis and therapy is very critical to prevent heart muscle damage and more severe heart attacks. Getting to the emergency room immediately with the onset of chest or upper abdominal discomfort, with or without possible shortness of breath, nausea or sweating, may make the difference between life and death. The difference may

also be a small heart attack with a good prognosis and minor heart damage vs. a large one associated with congestive heart failure, fluid in the lungs and a poor prognosis. Calling the doctor to determine what to do usually delays the time to diagnosis and therapy; going to the emergency room facilitates the diagnosis and initiates definitive life-saving therapy. Substantial numbers of patients die at home without the aid of modern medical care readily available in the emergency room. In cardiology, time is related to heart muscle damage; saving the heart muscle is the most important priority. The larger the amount of heart muscle death, the worse prognosis for longevity and quality of life. New therapies are available to open the blood vessels of the heart and prevent worsening damage from heart attacks. These new drugs affect the clotting system in the body and specifically the blood vessels in the heart to prevent a blood clot from clogging a cardiac blood vessel. Heart attacks are due to a clot forming in a cardiac blood vessel thereby preventing oxygen and other nutrients from getting to the heart muscle. This blockage leads to heart cell damage and death of the heart cell, called a myocardial infarction. Thrombolytic drugs may dissolve the clot, and anticoagulents may prevent future clots from forming. The faster these clot busting

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The drugs that affect clotting are part of a whole protocol to treat angina and heart attacks. The drugs involved are aspirin and Plavix or Effient, beta-blockers, angiotensin receptor blockers, and cholesterol lowering drugs such as statins. Multiple clinical trials have demonstrated benefit from such a regimen to prevent second heart attacks and death in cardiac patients. The most important message is that early diagnosis and treatment are essential for acute coronary syndrome. Get to the Emergency Room quickly. Call 911 and seek help as early as possible. Dr David Korn and Dr Robert Rasken are the Directors of Aventura Heart Center. Aventura Heart Center provides the most comprehensive prevention and general cardiovascular services. It is a unique healthcare center offering state-of-the-art nuclear cardiac and stress thallium testing to effectively diagnose heart disease, ultrasound diagnostics and bone density testing in our office. Also offering complete lipid treatment, arrhythmia detection and pacer evaluation.

Aventura Heart Center is located in the Mount Sinai Aventura Building. 2845 Aventura Blvd. Suite 249. Office hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To make an appointment, call 305 932 6061.



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The ‘Little Plates’ Phenomenon Shari Lynn Rothstein-Kramer

EAT THIS... DRINK THAT For years, people have been eating tapas, “snack”-sized portions or little plates. Spanish in origin, tapas came about because of the timing between the end of work (5 or 6 PM) and the time dinner was served (9 PM to Midnight). In between, people would go bar hopping. Many of these establishments would offer about a dozen types of little plates or “nibbles” to guests as they drank and socialized. Typical Spanish tapas are well-spiced with garlic, saffron, salt, pepper and even paprika, and include ishes dishes such as Bacalao (salt cod), Albondigas (meatballs), assorted olives, chorizo (spicy sausage), Croquetas, Pulpo (Octopus), papas (potatoes), Queso (cheese), and many others. While tapas may be the most famous of the “little plates”, most every country has its own variation (Japan has izakaya; In Venice, Italy, they eat cicchetti; Korea offers anju; and China has Dim Sum).

These little plates offer a few pieces per order and are made to be shared, fostering a social atmosphere). But it s only in America that we take Little Plates to yet another level. Instead of using them as they were meant to be – a “snack” before the real meal, we’ve turned eating tapas style into “the main event.” We serve all kinds of cuisine – American, Asian, Spanish, Italian, and all kinds of Latin – in little portions so that we can order and taste many things throughout the dining experience. And I like that. There is something to be said about variety; I believe there is nothing better than sampling as many items on a menu as possible. And sharing. To me, food is love and sharing with those at your table is wonderful. I do not like to eat with people who do not “share”, so this just reinforces my basic philosophy. South Florida is still perfecting the concept. There are many restaurants who’ve done a great job making the “Little Plates” concept something special. Some trendy, some intrinsically “who they are”, here are my picks for Tapas-style dining: Il Mercato (1454 Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale; 954.457.3700) started with a few “small plates” and has had such a great



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response that Chef Emily Lynch has expanded her menu. She offers everything from grilled chicken wings with a sesame glaze or Pork belly bites, mango, cilantro, jalapeno to Spätzle with gruyere, onions, paprika or brie with caramelized apple. The menu is great and most plates are no more than $6 ($6! Love that!) … Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill (3250 NE 1st Ave., Miami; 786.369.0353) offers tons of little plates from five separate areas that operate as independent kitchens all under one roof. Sushi/Sashimi/Raw Bar, Crudos, Robata Grill (meat, fish or veggies grilled over bincho-tan charcoal); tapas and raw bar. It is on the pricier side, but well worth it. Try the Brussels Sprouts done with orange and sweet soy, the skirt steak, and anything Robata! There’s a great happy hour that features $5 sushi rolls, $2 oysters and $18 pitchers of sangria … Gigi, a brand new place in Midtown (3585 Northeast 207th St., Miami, FL; 305.466.4648) is the closest thing to a “noodle house” we have, but none-the-less, Chef Jeff McInnis’s small but inviting menu begs to be shared. Broken into “basics, raw, grill, noodle and rice bowls” the most expensive thing on the menu is $16 (for Caribbean shrimp pad Thai. We tried grilled shitake mushrooms ($4). Delish – but with only five bites on the plate, it left me wanting more. Steak Chow Fun was also tasty – perfect cooked rice noodles, eggplant, mushrooms and cabbage broth and medium rare skirt steak. For $16, well worth it. Final stop, pork ramen ($15) – filling, great broth, an organic poached egg (bonus!) and a large tender chunk of pork. My only beef (no pun intended!) – the ramen seemed “off”. They weren’t bad, they just didn’t taste authentic. I’d go back and try it again – the vibe was awesome and it’s open until 5am on weekends! … Sra. Martinez (4000 Northeast 2nd

Ave., Miami; 305. 573.5474) in the design district part of the Michele Bernstein family of eateries. Tapas style plates that truly cross cuisines run approximately $7 -$18, and the portions are not big, so go with the intent to nibble and imbibe or bring a lot of money. There are some very nice dishes – Bacon Wrapped Medjool Dates and Pulpo ala Plancha, for example. There are dinner plates and paella for hungrier folk. It’s worth a try for the outdoor seating, the beautiful building it resides in, and people watching in the design district … We also like La Baracca (115 South 20th Ave., Hollywood; 954.925.0050), a true Spanish tapas restaurant that offers the real thing. Hot and cold tapas (mostly about $10) filled with garlicky sauces and spices. They are definitely large enough to share. Paella is prominent and the sangria is potent. There’s even entertainment – Flamenco dancing happens at 8:30 and 10PM Thursday – Saturday night! Tropical Chinese (7991 Bird Road, Miami; 305. 262.1552) is one of the oldest Dim Sum places in town. Dim Sum is traditionally a morning meal).Go on a Sunday at about 11 and it is packed! Carts are pushed up and down the rows of the jam packed dining room, woman serve plates and plates of Chinese broccoli, soupy dumplings, shrimp dumplings, sesame balls, clams in black bean sauce and so much more. With each plate priced from $2.50 to $8 – who can resist ordering until they want to explode!

Shari Lynn Rothstein has been writing about food, wine, lifestyles, events, and fashion for more than 20 years, in New York and Florida. She resides in Aventura. Shari can be reached at for comments, questions thoughts.


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Calling all ‘Heroes’ to join childhood obesity fight









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Children and youth across Florida have the opportunity to become “Health Heroes” by learning about childhood obesity, designing programs to address it and implementing the programs in their communities. UnitedHealth Heroes is a service-learning, health literacy initiative designed to encourage young people, working with educators and youth leaders, to create and implement local hands-on programs to fight childhood obesity. As childhood obesity rates are increasing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UnitedHealth Group is taking the fight to Florida and offering UnitedHealth Heroes grants to schools and youth-focused, community center-based programs. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to programs that demonstrate a clear understanding of the health risks associated with childhood obesity; propose creative solutions to fighting obesity in their schools and communities, and can be easily implemented, scaled and measured. In addition, each grant also engages participating youth in servicelearning, an effective teaching and learning

strategy that supports student academic achievement, and helps students develop their workplace readiness skills. To obtain an application, visit online at <>. The website also contains more information about the program as well as “First Responders: Youth Addressing Childhood Obesity Through Service-Leaning,” a step-by-step manual that helps youth, parents, teachers and other volunteers deploy YSA service-learning models to fight childhood obesity in their communities. Applications must be submitted online before midnight, Oct. 22. Grant recipients will be notified in December and January. “With the UnitedHealth Heroes program, we are helping young people take action to improve their overall health and quality of life in a way that’s not only educational, but beneficial for their communities,” said Dr. Manuel Selva, chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare South Florida. “We believe that as people become more aware of health issues through health literacy and advocacy initiatives they will make positive changes to live better lives. We look forward to seeing the creative ideas young people come up with to help fight obesity and encourage healthier living.”

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Ed Calle to headline 3rd Annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest The Third Annual 2010 Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest is pleased to announce an artist line-up that will bring cool jazz sounds to the beautiful city on the weekend of October 15-17. The Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest will celebrate the extraordinary sounds of jazz music throughout the event weekend; featuring renowned jazz artists. Headlining the festival is one of the most recorded saxophonists in jazz history, Ed Calle.

Calle is known for his extraordinary ability to play bebop, Latin jazz, contemporary jazz, and pop. He appears on such Grammy award-winning albums by Frank Sinatra, Arturo Sandoval and Jon Secada. Ed has also recorded and performed around the world with such artists as Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias, Michael Bolton and Rihanna. Additional musical guests include successful saxophonist and flautist Jesse Jones, JR. whose amazing talent in playing everything from traditional jazz to Bebop has allowed him to perform with such notable artists as Donald Byrd, Blue Mitchell and Ira Sullivan. Jesse Jones, JR. will be featuring multi- talented vocalist Yvonne Brown, and the performance is sponsored by the Sunshine Jazz

Organization. Also, performing will be the always distinctive sounds of the AfroCuban Jazz band, Oriente. The Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest, produced by the City of Sunny Isles Beach in partnership with the Sunny Isles Beach Tourism and Marketing Council, will showcase and highlight the best that the city has to offer including great music, fine dining, exclusive resorts, beautiful beaches and much more! The Jazz Fest’s special nonprofit partners, who will get partial event proceeds, are Joshua’s Heart Foundation (, which strives to “Stomp out Hunger” by providing necessities such as food and water to individuals in underserved communities and Miami Children’s Hospital (, a world leader in pediatric healthcare. The weekend Festival kicks off on Fri., Oct. 15th with musical performances at the elegant Jazz Club in the Acqualina Resort & Spa. The festival will continue on Sat., Oct. 16th, at the spectacular Samson Oceanfront Park with a performance by the headlining artist, Ed Calle and ends on Sun., Oct. 17th with a sumptuous Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Newport Beachside Resort. Event Corporate sponsors include Miami Dade County, Comm. Sally Heyman, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, Around Town Magazine, Barefoot Wine, Polar Bear, Continental Group, Epicure Market, J. Milton & Associates, Marenas Resort, Newport Beachside Resort and Acqualina Resort. “The Third Annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest keeps getting better every year!” adds Ibis Romero, exec. dir. of Sunny Isles Beach Tourism and Marketing Council. “We are happy to produce an event that, after three years, continues to attract both local residents and tourists.”

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FWC REPORT FWC cracks down on illegal Internet sales BY RODNEY BARRETO Chairman, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission In our technologicallyadvanced society, we have a lot of advantages and conveniences. Unfortunately, technological advancements can also provide an avenue for law violators. Online businesses that deal in wildlife trade are an increasing concern for Florida’s law enforcement agencies. With merely a laptop, garage and mailbox, anyone can open a business dealing in Florida’s wildlife. These businesses could be exchanging dangerous species, such as conditional snakes and lizards, or venomous reptiles, which are a serious public-safety concern. Also, if released into the wild, these nonnative species can pose a threat to indigenous wildlife. The Internet needs to be monitored to protect Florida’s natural resources from exploitation. Fortunately, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is aware of this issue and has an effective tool on its side — the Internet Crimes Unit. The unit, a part of the FWC’s Division of Law Enforcement, is experiencing tremendous success. In the past six months, seven hardworking undercover officers have made 151 arrests and issued 51 warnings through covert Internet operations. This technique is

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Miami Dade College among ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ BY TERE ESTORINO

Miami Dade College (MDC) is one of the nation’s best colleges to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For the second year in a row, the major publication has announced that MDC has been selected for its Great Colleges to Work For program. More than 42,000 college employees and nearly 300 institutions nationwide participated in the application process. This program is higher education’s version of the popular Fortune magazine survey, with one key difference: It does not rank institutions in one big list. Instead, the program recognizes select groups of colleges for specific best practices and policies, such as tenure clarity, collaborative governance, work/life balance, teaching environment, security, compensation and benefits, and others. The program results, including recognized institutions, were published in The Chronicle’s Academic Supplement in July. MDC was recognized in three categories as part of the process. In the Work Environment category, the college was recognized for Respect and Appreciation. It also was lauded in the Diversity category. In the Institutional Policies category, MDC was recognized for Professional/Career Development. “I am very proud of this distinction, especially during a time when many challenges continue in higher education. Our students, faculty and staff truly make MDC a great college to work for,’” said Dr.

Eduardo J. Padrón, president of Miami Dade College. The process consisted of two online surveys: the ModernThink Institution Questionnaire (IQ) completed by one or more management representatives at each institution, and the ModernThink Higher Education Insight Survey (Climate/ Engagement assessment) completed by a random sample of full-time and adjunct faculty members, administrators, and professional support staff at each institution. Results from both of these surveys were used in the assessment process that included analysis of demographic data and workplace policies at each of the participating institutions. The program also is designed to help colleges improve as workplaces through the individual reports they receive, so The Chronicle names only those institutions that have scored well enough to be recognized in any category. There was no cost to participate and the program was open to all non-profit higher education institutions. The Chronicle is the nation’s most important source of news about colleges and universities. “With the Great Colleges program, the Chronicle can provide even more of the vital information our readers rely on – unbiased reporting on which colleges are being innovative in their workplace practices.” said Jeffrey J. Selingo, the Chronicle’s editor. MDC joins Harvard, Georgia Tech, Georgetown, USC, Notre Dame and other prestigious institutions on list of colleges recognized.

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You can save on those monthly car payments Al Sunshine CBS MONEY WATCH Record low interest rates may be boosting mortgage refinancing, but it turns out that those low rates can help you lower your monthly car payments too. Josh Mungavin told me that he just cut his monthly car payments by about $41 a month. “Money’s cheap now at the banks,” he said. “It’s a perfect time to consider refinancing your car.” The Evensky & Katz financial planner was paying $242 a month on his car, but he recently found cheaper rates on the Internet at the Pentagon Credit Union. As a result, he was able to get a new loan and cut his payments down to about $200 with a new interest rate under 3 percent. “I read a lot of financial blogs and look for deals,” Mungavin said. “I found the Pentagon Credit Union offering 2.99 percent auto loans, which is the cheapest I could find on the market.” I took a look at the numbers. One prospective shopper was three years into a five-year loan that she took out at 8 pecent. She still owed $16,600, and she’s currently paying about $499 a month. She just found a 6.5 percent loan, which she could extend for another five years and end up paying just $346 monthly. But the extra term of the loan would add another $2,800 to her final costs. And that’s something most lenders won’t tell you unless you run the numbers yourself.

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