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The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center hosts ‘Sizzling Season Preview’

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SoBlo Grand Opening Creating ‘So Great Hair Days’

BY BARI AUERBACH

he Aventura Arts & Cultural Center recently rolled out the red carpet for hundreds of Aventura Marketing Council members and students from adjacent ACES (Aventura City of Excellence School) invited to a “Sizzling 201314 Season Preview.” Also featured was a superb ‘Taste of Aventura’ Luncheon courtesy of Aventura Diner, The Cheese Course, CitySlickers, Costco North Miami Beach, Luca Bella, Macy’s Catering, Mo’s Bagels and Sicilian Oven. Special performances that afternoon made members feel as though they were at a live show, including pre-show entertainment by seven year-old pianist Brandon Goldberg; a petit performance by the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida and grand finale by Beatriz Malnic “Best Brazilian Singer Living in U.S.” Past Chairman Bob Hollander of Brown & Brown Insurance Miami, “understudy” for AMC Chairman Cliff Schulman of Weiss, Serota, Helfman, welcomed guests to the magnificent venue as the curtain went up on one of the AMC’s most entertaining meetings. Taking center stage, Steve Clark, Aventura Arts and Cultural Center General Manager, proclaimed the AACC’s fourth season will be even more diverse and “the best yet.” He also highlighted stellar opportunities for business building and a myriad of ways to achieve business objectives, charitable con-

Special performance by Brazilian Star Beatriz Malnic

Kelsey Osterhout, Jonathan Williamson, Stac Yagu and Shari Post, SoBlo; Aventura Vice Mayor Howard Weinberg; The Hon. Regine Chevallier, Consulate General of Haiti; Aventura Comm. Billy Joel; Tony Maiorca and Janice Zollo, SoBlo BY BARI AUERBACH

Aventura Mayor Susan Gottlieb; Steve Clark, Aventura Arts & Cultural Center; and Aventura Vice Mayor Howard Weinberg

tribution goals and enrich lives. An ideal venue for advancing business goals, the AACC frequently hosts professional teams for nights out at the theater as an incentive; rents space for events; and helps showcase companies sponsoring programs or holding fundraisers. The Arts & Cultural Centers season four kicks off with an abundance of entertainment offerings that make this the season to see! Two-time Tony Award-winner Chita Rivera will recreate signature moments from her legendary career in the intimate 326-seat wa-

ACES students were awestruck by 7-year old pianist Brandon Goldenberg

terfront setting while Emily Skinner, Brian d’Arcy James, Stephanie J. Block, Sam Harris, Will Chase and The BroadwayTenors round out a season of Broadway luminaries. Audiences can celebrate the best of world cultures with Antonio Zambujo - The Spirit of Fado, The Girl From Ipanema – 50 Years of Bossa Nova, The Harvey Nevins Swing Orchestra and the popular Foreign Film Series hosted by film expert Shelly Isaacs.  Be See ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER, page 4 Photography by Andrew Goldstein

Petit performance by Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida

Ever since the grand opening of SoBlo’s new Aventura location, lucky ladies who have already discovered the innovative new blowdry salon at the Promenade Shops have been having so great So-Blo hair days! So Busy: So what if you have to drive the kids to school, drop-off at karate, pickup at ballet and still help with homework before dinner? SoBlo’s so convenient no appointments policy means even the busiest moms can relax and enjoy well-deserved “me time” virtually any time. At So-Blo, it’s always so easy to get a professional See SoBlo GRAND OPENING page 4


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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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ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER, from front page prepared to laugh with The Second City: Happily Ever After, An Evening with Sarge and Lisa Landry: That’s Funny… You Don’t Look Jewish. Wrap up your holiday shopping on Cyber Monday, December 2, when all day you can catch bargains on many of these shows as well as CLADDAGH: An Explosion of Celtic Dance and Passion, a two-hour music and dance extravaganza from the creators of Celtic Nights.

One of the most anticipated events will be the Aventura Marketing Council’s 4th annual AT&T YOUNG STARS SHOWCASE presented by Northwestern Mutual/Laser Financial Group on Dec. 8 featuring sensational young singers. Proceeds benefit the AMC’s Education Foundation, supporting a wide range of educational initiatives for students. For Aventura Arts and Cultural Center events and ticket information, phone: 877-311-7469 or visit aventuracenter.org.

SoBlo GRAND OPENING, from front page

Hallandale Symphonic Pops Orchestra Proudly Presents its 2013 - 2014 Season

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blowdry with a friendly, expert stylist. Whether it’s for a Saturday soccer match or a Saturday night out, you can always have so great So-Blo hair days! So Successful: So little time before a meeting or power lunch? So-Blo makes it possible to take care of business and pamper yourself with a fast, fabulous blowdry complemented by highly personalized service. And to seal the deal, it’s so affordable…just $35 for all hair types including a natural shampoo. For an added touch of class, a glass of champagne is also included to celebrate your success and so great So-Blo hair days! So Naturally Beautiful: It’s so nice to know SoBlo is South Florida’s first natural blowdry salon featuring a selection of natural shampoos and styling products - plus the So-Blo styling menu lets you create your own naturally beautiful every day or special occasion look. Beyond the signature $35

SoBlo blowdry, a variety of other services are available including the $25 “Quickie” blowdry - plus twists, braids and updo’s, deep conditioning treatments and rejuvenating scalp massages. You can also feel so confident knowing that every stylist follows exclusive SoBlo training guidelines to ensure quality, consistency and so great SoBlow hair days! So Easy, So Stylish, So Affordable: The grand opening of Aventura’s new So-Blo means you can say “so long” to appointments and start turning heads with so great So-Blow hair days – everyday! The chic new So-Blo blowdry salon at Aventura’s Promenade Shops (20475 Biscayne Boulevard, G-13) is open seven days a week: Monday-Wednesday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; ThursdaySaturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information or to inquire about packages for private parties and events phone: 305-573-0203 or visit soblo.com.

Allegro Forte and Chorus

December 10th, 2013

POPS GOES TO BROADWAY

Peter P. Fuchs Conductor

Dana Paul Harvey Nevins February 4th, 2014

INTERNATIONAL POPS

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New and Improved Version

Patricia C. Frank FRANKLY SPEAKING It is almost impossible to pick up anything in a store today that does not say that it is the “New and Improved Version.” Like-wise, all of the technological gadgets in use today are constantly coming out with a “New and Improved Version.” You are constantly being urged to “upgrade”. If you don’t “upgrade” your systems will no longer be compatible with each other. It is possible that they will no longer operate. So, in a way you have no choice. Since the world, and everyone and everything in it, is changing, you need to change as well. If you are not going forward than you standing still which means you are actually going backwards. You are programmed by society and culture to believe that “new and improved” is always better. No matter how perfect things are or how perfect they seem, you need to be working on the new and improved version

of yourself. You could be perfect just the way you are but if the situation or others around you are changing then you have to change to adapt to those changes. You need to stay compatible to interact successfully. One way to do that is to be the best that you can be. Learn the golden rules and follow those rules. Learn and follow the Universal rules of cause and effect. Take care of yourself physically, psychologically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Value yourself and treat yourself with respect and love. Another way is to be happy. You need to upgrade to happiness and increase your compatibility with others. You must develop the ability to maintain positive emotions in yourself and you must become aware of other people’s emotions and non-verbal cues. Happiness is connected to sharing, giving, kindness, empathy, compassion, forgiveness, love and optimism. You will definitely enjoy and benefit from your upgrades. You will actually be pleased with the “New and Improved Version” of you and so will those who know you. Patricia Frank is a Licensed Psychotherapist. She can be reached at 305-788-4864, Psychotherapy.a2z@gmail.com

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Will Florida Have Mandatory P.I.P. Auto Insurance Next Year? BY RUSSEL LAZEGA, Attorney and Author

Maybe the bigger question on the mind of many a pundit is – should we have mandatory P.I.P. next year? Critics of Florida’s No-Fault Insurance system complain that P.I.P. (a 40year old concept requiring car accident victims to first seek payment of basic medical expenses and lost wages through their own insurance before going after the person who hit you) has become obsolete and rife with fraud. P.I.P. supporters say it provides swift and fairly hasslefree coverage for basic necessities after an accident like medical expenses, lost wages and even household help. However, this year, a major push is underway to eliminate mandatory P.I.P. and replace it with a pure tort system where just the at-fault person’s insurer pays. At first blush it all seems rather first-grade fair. You broke it -- you fix it. Right? However, here are some hitches with scrapping P.I.P. and why we need to keep it: 1) Liability Cases Take Time (like Rip Van Winkle sort of time) to Get Settled: Anyone who has ever been through an accident case can tell you that getting an at-fault driver’s insurer to pay your claim is about as easy as yanking an 18-ounce T-Bone from the snarling jaw of a 120-pound Rottweiler. Enduring the insurance company merry-go-round takes time, patience and

money – something injury victims often have in scarce supply. It’s also why insurers aren’t just asking to get rid of Florida’s NoFault Law, they’re also asking to gut Florida’s Insurer Bad Faith Law – which penalizes insurers who wrongfully delay or deny claims. 2) Without Our Current Protections Against Insurer Bad Faith There Will Be Little to Stop Liability Insurers From Stonewalling Injury Victims. Accident victims currently rely on P.I.P. as their quick fix to cover: immediate medical expenses; lost wages, transportation expenses, etcetera. Take that away and consumers can’t weather the fight against the at-fault party. Worse yet, without a law that punishes insurers for unreasonable delay, the atfault party’s insurer can force nearly every case to trial with virtual impunity. Time is on their side. So remember, while no-fault might not be without fault, we all may want to consider what might replace it before we let insurers toss it. Russel Lazega is an attorney and author of two of Florida’s most widely distributed legal textbooks on Florida Insurance Law. He has also served as chief general counsel to an auto insurer. Mr. Lazega currently represents accident victims and consumers at war with their insurance companies. He is based in Dania Beach, North Miami, Orlando and Tampa, Florida. Contact: Russ@lazegalaw.com.

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Around Town in Aventura Piazzetta Marketplace and Restaurant at Acqualina hosts Aventura Young Professionals Luncheon Door prize winner Lesya Pelyushko, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management MAB Group; Cynthia Bell and Chris Talluto , Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach; Door prize winner Michael Kaplan, Welcome / Bienvenidos Visitors Magazine; Chairman Andrew Waxman, Mercantil Commercebank; Janelle Barroso, Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach

Aventura Marketing Council members enjoy a fabulous lunch at the beautiful Acqualina Resort & Spa’s restaurant, Piazzetta

Marie Parodi, Byron Suarez, Stephanie DeThomas and Amy Stone, Williams Island P.O.A.

Jannike Smit, Trump International Beach Resort; Nayed Sarcos and Stephanie Phillips, Hampton Inn – Hallandale Beach / Aventura; Beatriz Lobaton, Trump International Beach Resort

Phil Rosen and Adam Schucher, Bloomgarden, Goudreau & Rosen; Jeremy Katzman, Miami Children's Hospital Foundation

Aventura Marketing Council and North Dade Bar Association partner on Law Committee Seminar Law Committee Chair Marc Hurwitz, Crossroads Investigations; Jacky Marti, Florida Advocates / North Dade Bar Association; Fredrick Kerstein, Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Ofc.; Joe Centorino, Miami-Dade Commission, Ethics & Public Trust; Co-Chair Jeff Levinson, Coconut Grove Bank

Michelle Sealy, North Dade Bar Association; Sherley Haratz and Vivianna Stubbe, Haratz & Stubbe

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Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center hosts Spa Day More than 70 women received the royal treatment this past October, during the 10th Annual Ladies’ Spa Day, hosted by the Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center. Participants – including cancer survivors and patients receiving cancer treatment at Mount Sinai – enjoyed a day of pampering and relaxation and received useful information to help them manage their cancer. Free services included manicures, massages, facials, hair styling and make-up application. In addition, guests participated in free energy therapy, meditation and yoga sessions. They also received information on healthy eating and integrative medicine, all presented by Dr. Mike Cusnir, a Mount Sinai hematologist/oncologist. Iliana Saavedra, who was diagnosed six years ago with terminal stage IV breast cancer that metastasized to her bones, was among the guests at the event. Saavedra has been able to enjoy life and her family, thanks to the treatment she received at Mount Sinai while in the care of her hematologist/oncologist, Dr. Elisa Krill–Jackson. “You see the collaboration and dedication of all the professionals at the cancer center, and I want them to know that I am grateful and appreciative for all that they do,” said Saavedra. “I have been going to this event every year for the past six years, and it just

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keeps getting better and better. I leave here feeling relaxed, beautiful and inspired. It’s a nice break from all the tension you live with as a cancer patient.” The Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center has received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC). Mount Sinai is the only Florida hospital to receive this recognition three times in a row, and it is one of only 23 out of 1,500 CoC-accredited centers in the nation to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award three consecutive times. To schedule a mammogram at the Lila and Harold Menowitz Comprehensive Breast Center, call 305-535-3434. For more information on Mount Sinai Medical Center, visit www.msmc.com.

Who’s winning the thermostat war in Florida households? Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has unveiled new information that may just reveal why your home suddenly got hotter (or colder). A September 2013 survey of more than 1,500 Florida adults, conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of FPL, revealed that among those who share their home with a spouse or partner, 49% – or nearly one out of every two people – admit to changing the thermostat setting without their partner’s knowledge. When confronted, the top reasons they used to excuse themselves include: 36% pretended they didn’t know how the thermostat changed; 12% blamed someone else; 12% said the thermostat must have mechanical problems; 9% claimed that the thermostat must have been bumped; and 3% blamed the dog or cat. “These survey results highlight the reality that most people in Florida would rather be comfortable, even if they don't want to admit it and may end up spending more money on energy in the process,” said Marlene Santos,

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vice president of Customer Service at FPL. FPL released the results of the statewide study as a way to mark October’s Energy Awareness Month and inform Floridians about the different energy-saving programs that are available to them. Since 59% of Florida adults prefer to keep the temperature on their thermostat low, it stands to reason that only one-third or nearly one out of every three Florida adults (32%) describe themselves as completely or very energy efficient; only 4% say they are completely energy efficient. And the majority (68%) say they are somewhat or not at all energy efficient. Santos recommends customers start saving by taking the Online Home Energy Survey. The survey provides an energy savings plan with expert tips and recommendations that can help customers change the current way they use energy and save up to $250 a year in energy costs. For more information, visit www.FPL.com.


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The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center hosts ‘Sizzling Season Preview’

Bal Harbour Mayor Jean Rosenfield; Alan Neufeld, Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert; Aventura Mayor Susan Gottlieb; Dr. Malou Harrison, Miami-Dade CollegeNorth Campus

Veronica Martin, North Miami Beach Sr. High; Brian Zippin, Zip In Media Productions; Jack Heinemann, Dr. Michael M. Krop High School

Gary Pyott, FirstService Residential; Jerry Roth, MJM Global Insurance; Nina Allen, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida; Matt Pitnick, MJM Global Insurance

FL Rep. Joe Gibbons; Aventura Comm. Enbar Cohen; Hallandale Beach Vice Mayor Alex Lewy

Judge Jason Dimitris and Judge Betty Capote, North Dade Justice Center

Paul Kruss, Mo’s Bagels and Eric Soroka, City of Aventura

Aventura Marketing Council members enjoy a ‘Taste of Aventura’

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Robert Stok: The attorney who ‘takes Stok’ in you BY BARI AUERBACH

drafted many pre-and-post nuptial agreements protecting the assets of clients involved in divorce proceedings. Q: Does the firm have fullservice appeal? RS: We have the ability to take a case from inception, to trial, to appeals and post-judgment action. Our appellate practice is known for success and several reported decisions, including one involving a banking institution that went all the way to the Supreme Court, setting a positive precedent for the arbitration of dis-

Q: Does Stok Folk & Kon take every case “personally”? RS: Our firm is dedicated to providing experienced representation with a highly personalized approach. We offer the legal services you’d expect from a larger firm within the friendly, welcoming environment of our Aventura-based office. Many of our clients include families who have been Robert Stok, founder of with us for generations beStok Folk & Kon, P.A. cause they feel comfortable and confident knowing that my partner putes. Joshua R. Kon and I, along with our entire Q: Is Aventura going global? team of dedicated attorneys, have a vested Aventura is home to people from all over interest in perpetuating their success. the world – many of whom are in need of Q: Is the firm as diverse as its clients? legal assistance with international business RS: Our focus areas include corporate and transactions, obtaining visas or green cards. commercial law, family law, real estate There are always new opportunities to reptransactions, immigration issues, as well as resent clients who appreciate our firm’s sopersonal injury and medical malpractice phisticated legal skills and that multi-lingual claims handled on a contingency basis. We attorneys are conveniently accessible, close represent businesses, individuals, real estate to home in the “City of Excellence.” developers, architects, engineers, financial Q: What are your #1 rules of law? service corporations, entrepreneurs, invenRS: Our priorities include providing comtors, technology service providers and multi- prehensive legal services serving diverse billion dollar corporations located in Florida needs; and giving back with pro bono enand throughout the nation. deavors that support the community at-large. Q: Does it make good “business sense” After practicing in Aventura for over two to retain Stok Folk & Kon? decades, I’m proud of the enduring personal RS: Our attorneys combine real-world ex- and professional relationships we’ve develperience in business ventures and commer- oped. We try to exceed expectations in every cial litigation cases to draft and negotiate possible way, and look forward to continucontracts reflecting forward-thinking, proac- ing to “take Stok” in our clients for many tive strategies that can protect intellectual more years to come. property and prevent disputes. We also proFor more information about Stok Folk & vide corporate counsel services, help resolve Kon, phone: 305-935-4440 or visit collection and bankruptcy cases, and have stoklaw.com.

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The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center hosts ‘Sizzling Season Preview’

Beth Herdegen, GulfCoast Business Finance; Ken Klein, The Q Kapital Group; Beth Hoopes, Laser Hair Reduction

Bernard Osborn and Barbara Hirshhorn, David Lawrence Junior K-8

Guest; Scott Sander, Sander & Associates; Dr. Robert Sheir, Optometric Physician

AMC past Chairman Bob Hollander, Brown & Brown Insurance presents sponsorship plaque to Steve Clark, Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

Aventura Marketing Council presents Aventura Ofc. of the Month Award to Ofc. Nelson Reyes (center); (L to R) Jeff Levinson, Coconut Grove Bank; Aventura Comm. Enbar Cohen; Maj. Skip Washa; Comm. Michael Stern; Mayor Susan Gottlieb; Vice Mayor Howard Weinberg

Dr. Wilbert ‘Tee’ Holloway, AT&T / Miami-Dade School Board; New Chairman’s Roundtable member: Karen Dennis, Forest Trace; Mayor Susan Gottlieb; Bal Harbour Mayor Jean Rosenfield; Bob Hollander, Brown & Brown Insurance

New General members: Henry Menendez, HNO Productions; Camille Merilus, American International Relief; Steven Sorensen, Integra Investments

New General members: Corey Lewis, Miami Book Fair International; Jerry Roth, MJM Global Insurance; Rena Kliot and Ilana Gross, Pulse International Realty; Matt Pitnick, MJM Global Insurance

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Dr. Steven J. Rosenstein: Creating ‘New Reasons to Smile’ with personalized dental health plans BY BARI AUERBACH

frequent jaw tenderness and popping or clicking when you Studies show that healthy, open or close your mouth. happy smiles can enhance apBased on your unique needs pearance, bolster self-esteem and desires, Dr. Rosenstein can and improve overall well-being develop an effective treatment – but now Aventura-based denplan to restore your chipped, tist Dr. Steven J. Rosenstein is cracked, or stained teeth and creating even more “New Reacreate a dazzling new smile. sons to Smile” by combining Many patients also appreciate state-of-the-art dentistry with pain relief that can be achieved good old fashioned patient-centhrough preventive care and tered care. proper maintenance of teeth Dr. Steven J. Rosenstein Practicing highly personaland gums. ized general and cosmetic dentistry for over Convenient consultations can be easily 35 years, Dr. Rosenstein helps people of all arranged at his Aventura office in the Waages look and feel their best – whether they terways Shoppes (by LA Fitness). Dr. just need to fill a cavity or fulfill the desire Rosenstein and his professional staff are to acquire a more beautiful smile. He will committed to exceeding American Dental utilize a wide range of affordable options in- Association and OSHA recommended stancluding natural-looking porcelain veneers, dards for a clean, safe environment. porcelain crowns, tooth bonding, tooth-col- Prospective new patients are invited to visit ored composite fillings, or whitening. Dr. his website aventuracosmeticdentist.com to Rosenstein is also trained to utilize Invisalign submit a request for a complimentary for a non-braces technique to straighten your “Smile Analysis” and start learning more teeth. Implants are the modern approach to about how Dr. Rosenstein can give you replacing missing or highly diseased teeth. countless New Reasons to Smile! Dr. Rosenstein’s experience in this field has Dr. Steven J. Rosenstein is a member of earned him the honor of being appointed to the American Dental Association and the Board of Directors of the most presti- Florida State Dental Association; and serves gious Implant organization in the world. as an Associate Professor at the University Dr. Rosenstein can also diagnose and pro- of Florida Hialeah Dental Clinic. For more vide treatment for facial pain resulting from information, visit his website. You are also TMJ dysfunction, which can cause debilitat- welcome to schedule an examination and ing symptoms such as headaches, neck pain, consultation by calling: 305-933-9911.

Meet da Vinci…same name, same genius The da Vinci Surgical System is a state of the art robotic surgical system utilized by Aventura Hospital’s expert surgeons. This minimally invasive surgical system enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions, with unmatched precision. The da Vinci Surgical System is controlled by the surgeon from a console located in the operating room only a few feet away from the patient. It is configured to equip the surgeon with a three-dimensional view, ten times that of the naked eye. It also enhances dexterity, allowing the surgeon to have precise movements with extraordinary control and range of motion. This means that da Vinci instruments can move in a more precise manner than a human hand. The technological advancements provided by robotic-assisted surgery not only make the surgery easier to perform, but more importantly, provide a number of benefits to the patient. Patients who undergo robotic surgery experience less post-operative pain, decreased blood loss, a smaller rate of infection and a shorter length of stay in the hospital. Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is currently using the da Vinci robot for uro-

logical, thoracic, gynecological and general surgical procedures. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available. For more information about robotic surgery, visit www.aventurahospital.com. For a free physician referral, call Consult-ANurse at 1-888-256-7692.

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Facial Plastic Surgery with Dr. Bustillo Dr. Bustillo, I had filler placed under my eyes several months ago and I feel that it’s actually made my eyes look worse. They have this swollen look to them. Can I have the filler removed? Madeline Dear Madeline, I am going to assume that you had the filler placed by a reputable physician and that it was hyaluronic acid filler, such as Restylane or Boletero. These fillers are the ones commonly injected into the area just below the eyelids, known as the tear trough. Injecting this area fills this valley and smoothes the eyelid-cheek junction. The filler in this area should be injected in the right depth. An injection placed too superficially can cause the eyelid to look puffy. If this occurs, there is a solution called hyaluronidase, which can dissolve the filler. Your physician can help you with this. If you had this done outside of a medical office, there is a chance that the filler may have been something else. If this is the case, you should consult with a physician that has experience with these issues. Best,

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Express Employment Professionals ‘Works to Your Advantage’ BY BARI AUERBACH

Employers and job seekers alike are reaping outstanding benefits associated with discovering how Express Employment Professionals “Works to Your Advantage.” Named on the South Florida Business Journal’s 2013 list of “Top 25 Personnel & Staffing Agencies.” Express Employment Professionals of Miami Lakes general manager Michael Huffaker and his experienced recruiting staff recently celebrated their fifth year helping people find jobs and businesses find the people and human resource services they need. Offering a complete range of employment services, Express Employment provides the highest Sales and recruiting team: Michael Huffaker, Owner; Davinia Osquality full-time or temporary orio, Recruiter; Lori Rivero, Recruiter staffing services; human resource solutions; consulting for businesses; and job veterans, Express specializes in matching placement. Clients especially appreciate Ex- personal skills with appropriate jobs suited press Employment’s ISO certified employee to individual needs and abilities. Applicants selection process promoting the goal to re- never pay a fee and have the opportunity to cruit quality associates as well as expedient earn benefits such as medical insurance, holservices facilitating testing and training, re- iday and vacation pay. Even more benefits in the form of execuporting and tracking, government staffing tive insights and practical advice on everyand online invoice payment. For employers, Express staffing solutions thing from the evolving workplace and job include evaluation and direct hire, tempo- searching – to finding work/ life balance can rary/contract staffing, professional search, be found on Express’ Movin’ On Up blog flexible staffing, and human resource man- (blog.expresspros.com/movinonup) and Exagement. Express can also help companies press’ Refresh Leadership site (refreshleadrespond to changes in healthcare associated ership.com). Recent hot topics include how to handle holiday workloads and expenses; with the Affordable Care Act. The long list of “We Work to Your Advan- avoiding communication shutdown; intertage” Express benefits also features: Screen- view tips; creating successful employee reing, testing, interviews and reference checks; views; goal setting strategies; and associate evaluations and orientations; pay- motivational quotes. For more information about Express ments for salaries, workmans’ comp, social security, state and federal unemployment Employment Professionals, serving northern taxes, earned holidays or time off; plus health Miami-Dade and southern Broward and life insurance coverage as well as bond Counties, phone: 305-364-0700 or visit miamilakesfl.expresspros.com and and insure services are available. For job seekers including many returning facebook.com/expressprosmiamilakes.


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Paying for what you value The County’s new fiscal year began on Oct. 1, but getting there wasn’t easy. On one hand, taxpayers were calling on their elected leaders to provide economic relief by keeping the property tax rates flat. On the other hand, doing so would mean placing services provided by police, fire rescue, the library system and the animal shelter in financial difficulty. Tough choices had to be made and in the end, while not every service emerged completely unscathed, essential services remain secure—at least for the time being. But the future of Miami-Dade County’s Public Library System, as well as the thousands of cats in dogs in the care of Animal Services Department remains uncertain. It’s been said that we most value that which we pay for through charitable contributions. It’s how we stand behind the causes we believe in. So in that spirit, Miami-Dade County is establishing a trust fund to allow the public to make voluntary contributions toward the county services that matter most to them. Through this trust, you and other like-minded citizens will be able to pool your resources and direct them exactly where you believe they’re needed most. Over the next few weeks, property tax bills will be mailed to nearly a million households and businesses. A postage-paid envelope will be enclosed, making it convenient for concerned citizens to make a voluntary monetary donation over and above their property tax payment. Whether you choose to provide additional support to animal services, the library system, the police or fire rescue, your donation will help ensure that the services you care about will continue to be provided. Keep in mind that these donations are tax deductible and will help meet pressing community needs. Be sure to consult your tax advisor with any specific questions regarding your deduction. Help keep your community moving forward and give a little something back.

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Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida continues to celebrate The Nutcracker Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida will, once again embark on a journey to the Land of the Sweets, as they perform the traditional annual audience favorite, The Nutcracker. This is the most popular holiday story ever performed in the US. It tells the tale of a young girl, Clara, on Christmas Eve and the adventure she undertakes when her most cherished Christmas present, a nutcracker, comes to life. Together they battle the Mouse King, meet the Queen of Snow and travel to the Land of Sweets, where they encounter the always classic, Sugarplum Fairy. Company members of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida are getting ready for this year's performances of The Nutcracker and are proud to give life to the roles of the Sugarplum Fairy and her cavalier, the Nutcracker Prince, the Marzipan dance, the Snow Queen and all the wonderful characters that light up the eyes of all ages of South Florida audiences during the holiday season. Vladimir Issaev's holiday tradition will be presented in three magnificent venues: the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center and The Parker Playhouse of Fort Lauderdale. Issaev's engaging choreography preserves the Russian tradition, with music of P.I. Tchaikovsky, yet serves as an alternative to those who already have seen Balanchine's version. Every year the production is

enhanced, adding special effects like falling snow and a growing Christmas tree, which enchant children and adults, making each year a new experience for returning audiences. The Opening Gala performance will be held December 8th at the Fillmore/Gleason, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, a reception with international corps of dancers, and chances to bid on silent auction items that range from donations from Tiffany's, to weekend getaways and art pieces. Don't miss the opportunity to share the excitement and charm of the great tradition of the holidays with Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida during their extraordinary performances of "The Nutcracker." For more information regarding any of the season’s shows, call 305-948-4777 or visit www.artsballettheatre.org.

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Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences Closes on $98.0 Million Construction Loan for First Tower Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences closed on a $98 million loan to fund construction of the project’s first residential tower located on the north side of the waterfront property. The lender is HSBC Bank USA, NA. “This was an ideal loan for us given the highly desirable nature and uniqueness of the project and the first-class development team that is executing on the business plan,” said Michael Wadler, vice president of real estate finance at HSBC Bank USA. Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences, located in North Miami Beach, features two 25-story towers with a combined 468 residences. Construction began on the North Tower in September. Virtually all of its 234 residences have been sold with only penthouses now available for purchase. Coastal Construction is the general contractor. Due to continued strong buyer demand, Marina Palms will begin selling residences in the South Tower with introductory prices averaging at $550 per square foot. “Our first building was a major success and we are transitioning our sales momentum into phase two of the project,” said Anthony Burns, a principal of The DevStar Group, one of the development partners. “The demand to own a well-located condominium residence in South Florida remains strong and Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences offers one of the best values in the area for a luxury product that promotes life on the water. We anticipate selling out the South Tower by the end of 2014.” Located at 172nd Street and Biscayne Boulevard, Marina Palms is being developed by affiliates of The Plaza Group and The DevStar Group. The project will feature a stateof-the-art full-service yacht club and marina with 112 slips for yachts up to 90 feet in

length. Demolition of the existing dock structure has already commenced. This is the first residential and full-service marina/yacht club development to be built in Miami-Dade County in over more than 20 years. Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences offers amenity-rich living, unparalleled services and a boating lifestyle. With one million square feet of livable space fronting a waterfront promenade, the development will entice any buyer in search of luxury waterfront living.

Every two- three- and four-bedroom residence and penthouse offers luxury finishings and amenities such as butler service, infinity-edge pool and hot tub, a state-of-the-art gym, a spa with treatment rooms, sauna, steam room and workout studios, news café, club room with bar, billiard table and 100” plus TV, children’s playroom and teen lounge and secure, gated access with 24-7 valet service. For sales information visit www.marinapalms.com or contact Sales Director Michael Internoscia at minternoscia@marinapalms.com or call (305) 508-5552. About Marina Palms: Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences represents the first luxury high-rise and full-service marina/yacht club development in Miami-Dade County in more than 20 years. Developed by affiliates of The Plaza Group and The DevStar Group, the two residential towers each will have 25 floors with a combined 468 condo units. The marina and yacht club will offer concierge service and 112 slips with mooring for yachts in excess of 90 feet. To learn more, visit www.marinapalms.com. About The Plaza Group: During the past two decades, Neil Fairman, President and Founder of The Plaza Group, has successfully foreseen opportunities that result in world- class real estate developments. From hotels and high-rise,

luxury residences to retail shopping centers and commercial space, their diverse portfolio of real estate projects has reshaped communities and spurred real estate trends. Successful projects include The Palms in Fort Lauderdale and Ocean Palms in Hollywood Beach. About The DevStar Group: The DevStar Group is a development and investment firm headquartered in Miami, FL that focuses on the high-end residential condominium market. DevStar principals have spearheaded the redevelopment and sales efforts of some of South Florida’s most exciting luxury condominium projects including the 47-story Paramount Bay located in the Edgewater District of Miami and Ocean House South Beach, a collection of boutique oceanfront residences located in the exclusive South of Fifth neighborhood. The principals of The DevStar Group are Anthony Burns and George Helmstetter. DevStar is partnering with iStar Financial, a $7 billion dollar finance and investment company focused on real estate and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SFI. iStar, one of the largest investors in luxury condominium, multi-family and masterplanned residential developments throughout the United States, has financed and invested over $10 billion in residential projects since 1993, with a portfolio that has included interests in over 18,000 condominium units in the nation’s top markets.


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FEMBi Mortgage receives honors Miami, FL based FEMBi Mortgage received state-wide recognitions recently by Florida Trend and the South Florida Business Journal. FEMBi Mortgage received honors as the 25th largest privately held company, the 47th fastest growing company and the 6th largest minority-owned company in South Florida, and was also listed as the 83rd largest privately held company in the state. FEMBi Mortgage, a direct mortgage banking company, has its operations center based in Dadeland where it employs over one hundred mortgage professionals. FEMBi also has retail production offices in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Jupiter, Tampa and Jacksonville. In addition, FEMBi has an operations hub and two retail production offices in Puerto Rico, and is licensed in several other Southeast US states. Founded in 1997 by company president Daniel Rodriguez, the company plans to continue to expand in certain markets poised for growth. Although most large banks are experiencing a downturn in production, the company’s focus on exceptional personalized customer service has helped fuel stable growth. FEMBi’s strategy has led to strong business associations with the most active Realtors, builders and financial advisors in the areas served, as well as lending affiliations with several of the most well recognized local credit unions. As a direct Fannie Mae lender and approved Ginnie Mae issuer of government insured mortgage backed securities, FEMBi is authorized to service its borrowers’ loans, or the company may market the servicing to the country’s largest institutional investors. The company expects that the committed emphasis on an exceptional customer experience will pave the way for FEMBi to become the largest independently owned home mortgage provider in the Southeast US. 9300 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 500 Miami, Florida 33156 USA 800.97-FEMBi • PR 866. 62-FEMBi

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Active Giving equals Active Living

Reading Forest Trace’s extensive monthly resident activity calendar is an exhausting but exhilarating process! Daily exercise classes. Happy Hours. Nova University programs. Lectures, clubs, outings, parties and entertainment. Forest Trace residents certainly enjoy Active Senior Living. But there are also a plethora of activities that focus on Active Giving. Thanks to the ladies of Project Linus, a national organization that crafts blankets for needy children, a group of Forest Trace residents have become a “close-knit” group. Others dressed in Halloween costumes and visited Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital to perform the song “Y.M.C.A.” for young patients and distribute special treat bags, room to room. Forest Trace golfers also recently participated in the ADRC Annual Swing for Seniors Golf Tournament and decorated Thanksgiving bags for Holocaust survivors. And this is just the past two

months. Time may be money, but active giving is a strong component of the Forest Trace community culture. Food collections are scheduled regularly, be it canned items for the City of Lauderhill or non-perishable food items for the WECARE food pantry. And the Forest Trace checkbook is always open, with a charitable component integrated into community competitions. Winners of the High Holiday Shofar-a-thon received checks for the charity of choice and a recent carnival raised $1,000 for the Ronald McDonald House. Thanksgiving-kah, the once-in-a lifetime joint celebration of Chanukah and Thanksgiving, is around the corner. What a unique opportunity for all of us to incorporate active giving into our holiday celebration. For more information about Forest Trace, visit www.ForestTrace.com or call 954.572.1800.

Four Luminaries to be Honored at Bnai Zion’s Annual Gala The Southeast region of the Bnai Zion Foundation (bnaizion.org) will honor four community leaders at its annual gala on Thursday, December 5 at the Dezer Collection Auto Museum in North Miami. Being recognized are Michael Abrams of Ballard Partners, recipient of the organization’s Distinguished Humanitarian Award; Pastor Mario Bramnick, New Wine Ministries Church, recipient of the Olam Tikvah Award; Bill Hansen, Bill Hansen Catering, recipient of the Community Service Award, and special guest speaker, Dr. Robert Stearns, Eagles’ Wings Ministries, recipient of the America-Israel Friendship Award. Bnai Zion, in existence 105 years, supports humanitarian projects in Israel that improve the lives of thousands in need across

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Honda Odyssey refreshed; named IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Ron Beasley AUTOMOTIVE EDITOR

LET’S TALK CARS The Honda Odyssey has been refreshed for 2014 with a host of powertrain, styling, interior, feature and safety upgrades, all designed to meet the needs of today’s family. Odyssey continues with five different trim levels available, including the wellequipped base LX model, the EX, the leather-trimmed EX-L, the feature-packed Touring, and the top of the line Odyssey Touring Elite. Key changes to the Odyssey minivan include the addition of a standard six-speed automatic transmission on all trims resulting in better fuel-economy ratings, enhanced safety equipment, cleaner front and rear exterior styling, plus revised instrumentation and electronic controls. With the addition of the six-speed automatic gearbox paired to the 3.5-liter, 24valve, SOHC, i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM), the

Odyssey continues as the fuel economy leader in the minivan segment, with all 2014 models getting EPA fuel economy ratings of 19/28 mpg city/highway. Odyssey’s refreshed styling gives it a youthful, sporty and upscale look, and new premium elements have been added such as black-trimmed headlights, available fog lights, a muscular hood and a black-surround grille. New body-color matched side mirrors and additional bright chrome trim add to the premium appearance. New rear styling and LED taillights with clear lenses and eye-catching perimeter “light pipes” add to the look. Weight savings come from the use of aluminum for the hood, front fenders and front suspension lower control arms. The LX model rides on 17-inch steel wheels, while EX and EX-L models have 17-inch aluminum alloys; Touring and Touring Elite models have 18inch aluminum alloy wheels. For the first time, all 2014 Odyssey models include standard Bluetooth HandsFreeLink connectivity, a four-way power passenger seat, Expanded View Driver’s Mirror, Pandora interface and an SMS text messaging function. New available features include the Honda exclusive LaneWatch blind spot display, Forward

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Looking for a FULL time or PART time JOB? BUSINESS FOR SALE If you’re happy and you know it, have 15-25 hours a week and enjoy talking with people, then this might just be for you. The Aventura News is looking for someone that is confident, has Old established personnel/ sales experience and knows how to sell newspaper advertising. You can make lots of money, have a good time, and make a difference. staffing agency for sale. For more information about this salaried, plus commission position, $75,000, no debts. Owner retiring. call Michael Miller at 305-669-7030 or Email michael@communitynewspapers.com Ideal for motivated couple. Call Mr. Novak 305-891-3600 Want to know more about us? Go on a tour www.communitynewspapers.com 6796 SW 62nd Avenue • South Miami, FL 33143 • Phone (305) 669-7355 Fax: (305) 662-6980

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