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2nd annual AT&T YOUNG STARS SHOWCASE wows audience Biana Pinchuk, 8

Katie Harmon, 9

Brian Inerfeld, 12

Maya Hedrick, 11

Donna Alima, 12

Rebekah Umansky, 11

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANDREW GOLDSTEIN

Jodine Seide, 15

Sivan Ben-David, 9 Soliel Rowe, 10

Sydnie Rathe, 10

Zhia Henderson, 15


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2nd annual AT&T YOUNG STARS SHOWCASE wows audience

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ver 300 people filled the beautiful Aventura Arts & Cultural Center on a balmy Sunday afternoon—eager to hear the young singers about to take the stage for the 2nd annual AT&T YOUNG STARS SHOWCASE. This would be the second year that the Aventura Marketing Council created this special family event that drew rave reviews and standing ovations last year.

Creative Director Ran Oz, CooLAM Dance Studio Productions, had spent months rehearsing with the ‘young stars,’ ranging in age from 8 – 15 years old—and now—the curtain was about to open. Noted pianist Kiki Sanchez entertained the audience prior to the show, and as the theatre went dark, the theme from Rocky filled the room. Aventura Marketing Council Chairman Cliff Schulman of Weiss Serota Helfman, and Event Chairman, and the stunningly gorgeous

Emcee Chloe Dolandis; AMC Chairman / YSS Event Chairman Cliff Schulman, Weiss Serota Helfman; Emcee Jessica Rafalowski

(Center) Ran Oz, CooLAM Dance Productions with 2010 Young Stars (L to R): Claudia Sanchez, Serenity Roscoe, Nicole Bequer, Cameron Wheeler, Valery Vargas and Julia Levy

Board Member Dr. Martin Karp; Ass’t. Supt. Enid Weisman; Supt. Alberto Carvalho; Board Member Dr. Wilbert “Tee” Holloway, Miami-Dade County Public Schools; Aventura Vice Mayor Billy Joel Chloe Dolandis with 2010 Young Stars (L to R): Valery Vargas, Hellen Rivas, Nicole Bequer, Claudia Sanchez and Julia Levy

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Wandering & Pondering Wheel Chairs

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Honesty • Integrity • Values • Respect • Knowledge • Ethics

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“WHEEL CHAIRS,, WALKERS S andd CANES”

DAN PALMER

Charlie Friedlander is all of 93 years old. For many years he owned an advertising agency on the beach going back to the days of the building of the original Fontainbleu Hotel. He has been through the mills of those historic days, and now at his leisure, has come up with a few good articles and poems of where he is today. The following poem and its humor are worth repeating. I felt that his view on what he sees are worth reading.

I sit in the lobby nothing better to do Watching neighbors ignoring aches and pains They walk... they hobble... some even ride on wheelchairs, walkers and canes. It’s near twelve o’clock... no whistle need blow They come down regardless of pains The call to lunch brings the whole crowd on wheelchairs... walkers and canes. The name of the game is retirement No more work... no losses or gains The target is getting from here to there on Via wheelchairs... walkers and canes.

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2nd annual AT&T YOUNG STARS SHOWCASE wows audience AT&T YOUNG STARS, from page 2 –––––––––––––––––––––––––– model Jessica Rafalowski by his side, entered from the back of the theatre as the spotlight followed their path to the stage. The first act was a surprise treat for the audience, as singer/songwriter Chloe Dolandis, sang her original “New Suit” from her CD, accompanied by singers from the 2010 Showcase. Dolandis and Rafalowski then took over as Emcees for the rest of the evening, with a special tribute to their friend, Doris Porter, who passed away recently and was such an important part of their careers, as well as last year’s showcase. As each young singer took the stage, the audience response grew more and more enthusiastic. From opera to salsa, the stage was filled with song and dance, provided by choreographer Sonic from CooLAM Dance Studios, and dancers from Artistic Explosion and even some of the 2010 showcase singers, proving their multi-talents. Surprising the audience was Ran Oz, a former Israeli Idol contestant, with some of his 2010 singers in “I’ll Be There”....their message of support and friendship for the 2011 young singers. Dr. Wilbert “Tee” Holloway, Area Director for Corporate and External Affairs with AT&T, said, “Performers have connected us all with the artists in our souls, and AT&T is honored to be the title sponsor once again of the YOUNG STARS SHOWCASE.” He added a special message to the young singers, “Bravo....your dreams make our lives better.” Thirteen people became “Friends of the Young Stars,” helping to assure the success of the event, while Aventura

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KIKI SANCHEZ Capturing the hearts of many through his variations of skillful styles, Peruvian native Luis Enrique “Kiki” Sanchez was born into a musical atmosphere. Kiki played and studied under jazz piano legends such as Latin Grammy nominee Jim Gasior, Israel “Cachao” Lopez, Mike Gerber, Mike Orta, and Eddie Barzola. His musical influence is heard on 2005 Latin Grammy nominated albums “Blown Away,” featuring Arturo Sandoval and Frankie Marcos and “La Onda Latina,” in conjunction with Frankie Marcos & Clouds. Kiki has also worked on numerous projects with Grammy- winning producer Glen Kolotkin, as well as conducted and arranged for the Philharmonic of Colombia. Kiki has just released an instructional DVD titled “The Real Latin Piano and Intro to Afro-Peruvian Rhythms, Vol. 1” and received the CASIO, Japan endorsement for America.

2010 YOUNG STAR NICK MERICO Nick Merico, 15, is a natural born star. His Aventura Marketing Council singing debut at the Hard Rock Café Miami 2010 “Talent Showdown” silenced a full house as captivated guests listened to the powerful vocals that filled the room during Nick’s rendition of “Faithfully” by Journey...winning him the competition. As one of last year’s young singing sensations, Nick gave an encore performance of the classic ballad at the “Young Stars Showcase” 2010. He has since gained the attention of, and signed a production deal with, American Grammy award winning record producer Jim Jonsin who has collaborated with numerous artists including Beyonce, Usher and Jamie Foxx. With a debut album scheduled for release next year, Nick continues to follow his dreams of making his appearance on the music scene and leaving his original impression on the world of entertainment! As for the loyal fans of this rising star, we are here to watch Nick go all the way!...congratulations to Nick on his amazing success!

PASCAL COHEN, FOODINVEST GROUP AND FAMILY Pascal Cohen, .....a name synonymous with fine dining restaurants in Florida, exclusive catering, fine desserts and chocolates, satisfying the most gourmet sweet tooth. The host of last year’s AT&T Young Stars Showcase VIP reception, Pascal Cohen once again hosted and tantalized taste buds with treats from his Chefs’ team from Savarin in the Bal Harbor Shops, just upstairs from one of his other wildly successful French restaurant, La Goulue. The Parisian received his first taste of sweet success after applying his passion, vision, creativity and experience from the private equity industry, into reinventing the exclusive French chocolatier, Cote de France. The company was reestablished as a leader in France and Japan and awarded by the media as the “Best Dark Chocolatier in 2004.” Pascal extended his business savy to the U.S., and in 2007, one of his own creations, “the chocolate caviar,” was recognized as the “Best 100 in the USA” by Saveur Magazine. As the founder of Foodinvestgroup, Pascal merged many others brand as MadMac (the delectable Macarons and chocolates leader brand) and Rococoa Cafe, recently opened in the Aventura Mall. Bon appétit, mes amis!


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Holiday Magic and Miracles

Patricia C. Frank FRANKLY SPEAKING One of the reasons that the Holidays are so special is how they make you feel. They touch something very basic deep inside of you. They allow you to experience the wonder of magic and miracles. They are stimulating, inspiring and exciting. They raise your expectations. It is very important to anticipate and expect wonderful things to happen. The Holidays also foster hope and trust and generosity. They carry the promise of fulfillment and joy. They encourage you to express your desires. Children and adults wish for gifts and they receive them. The holidays are a time that reinforces and proves that wishes and dreams do come true. They solidify the belief that a pure heart and good behavior are rewarded. The holidays are the perfect time to instill and renew these feelings in children and adults alike. These feelings are truly

wonderful gifts to give. The gifts of anticipation, faith, hope, trust, optimism and generosity will last a lifetime. The earlier you learn to give the more rewarding your life will be. Giving and receiving graciously are the essence of the holidays. There is an art to giving. It is something that should be learned and understood and practiced. You need to open your heart and to give from your heart with appreciation and gratitude. If you can, do not just give material things try to give spiritual things as well. Give with a genuine desire to make the other person feel happy, important, valuable and cherished. Create magic and miracles and joy for others and you will also experience a part of that magic and joy yourself. There is a special joy and delight that comes from giving and helping others realize their dreams and desires. These are indeed the real gifts of the season. These are the gifts I would like to give to you and yours. May you experience all the joys of magic and miracles during the Holiday Season and throughout the year. Patricia Frank is a Licensed Psychotherapist. She can be reached at 305-788-4864, 212-308-0309.

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2nd annual AT&T YOUNG STARS SHOWCASE wows audience

(Center) Jodine Seide with 2010 Young Stars (L to R): Serenity Roscoe and Claudia Sanchez

Brian Inerfeld (center) with 2010 Young Stars (L to R): Valery Vargas, Julia Levy, Cameron Wheeler and Nicole Bequer

Donna Alima with 2010 Young Star Nick Merico

Artistic Explosion dancers

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Vice Mayor Billy Joel was recognized for his unwavering support of this annual event, benefiting the Aventura Marketing Council Education Fund at The Miami Foundation. Herb and Gloria Barker of Barker Animation Art Gallery gifted each of the 2011 singers with a trophy and a $350 certificate to select a piece of Disney artwork from their gallery. Pascal Cohen,

known internationally for creating the “chocolate caviar,” had his Savarin Restaurant located in the Bal Harbour Shops provide an exquisite VIP Reception complete with gourmet appetizers and desserts, drawing “oohs” and “ahhs” from the guests who recognized the top-calibre ingredients and amazingly delicious creations. The Grand Finale featured the 2011

and 2010 young stars, joined by the Emcees, dancers and sponsors in an enthusiastic rendition of “What A Feeling.” The energy, the laughter, the camaraderie that permeated the entire theatre was palpable....another great success for the AT&T YOUNG STARS SHOWCASE! The 2011 AT&T YOUNG STARS SHOWCASE was drawing to a close, but within 24 hours, plans were already underway for the 2012 show scheduled for

Sunday, December 2nd at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center.

For more information on the AT&T YOUNG STARS SHOWCASE, call the Aventura Marketing Council (305) 932.5334 or visit aventuramarketingcouncil.com PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANDREW GOLDSTEIN


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Sexual indiscretions by presidential candidades

Bob Diamond HISTORICALLY YOURS Recent presidential candidates from both political parties can take advice from former presidents Grover Cleveland and Thomas Jefferson as to how to respond to alleged sexual indiscretions. “Tell the truth,” they would say, “but silence may ultimately prove disastrous.” The election of 1884 pitted Democrat Grover Cleveland against Republican James G. Baine. The campaign turned on personal attacks. The Democrats assailed Blaine for profiting from association with railroad interests while in Congress. Republicans blasted Cleveland’s liaison with Maria C. Halpin. It turned out that Maria had kept company with various men, including Cleveland and his law partner, Oscar Folsom. In September 1874, Maria gave birth to a son and uncertain as to his paternity, she named him Oscar Folsom Cleveland. Cleveland, also uncertain as to paternity, then a bachelor, accepted responsibility rather than “burden the other potential fathers, all of whom, including

Folsom, were married men.” Cleveland boldly instructed his campaign handlers to tell the truth. His candid admission helped defuse the issue. The popular chant of the Republicans against Cleveland was, “Ma, Ma, where’s my Pa?” When Cleveland won the election, Democrats responded, “Gone to the White House, Ha, Ha, Ha!” Sex scandals broke out in Jefferson’s second presidential election in 1804. The first charge was that Jefferson tried repeatedly and unsuccessfully to seduce Betsey Walker, wife of Jefferson’s close friend, while he was away. While that was pending, a bomb-shell hit the press. A reporter, James Callander, charged that Jefferson had continual sex with his slave Sally Hemings, described as “The Black Venus of Monticello.” Jefferson was advised to deny both charges. To his credit, Jefferson admitted as to Betsey Walker, “When young and single I offered love to a handsome lady. I acknowledge its incorrectness.” As to Hemings, Jefferson remained silent, leaving the issue, he believed, solely to historians. Jefferson scholar Merrill Peterson “doubted that Jefferson would stoop to such exploitation of his slaves,” while author Fawn Brody’s book in 1974, made a convincing case that Jefferson, in fathering Sally’s children, had a mutually fulfilling love affair. Recent DNA revealed the probability that Jefferson fathered Sally’s children.

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2nd annual AT&T YOUNG STARS SHOWCASE Friends of the Young Stars “We are proud to support our talented Young Stars, and know that they will all be very successful” mckafka Development Gro u p Ve ro n i k a C e rm a k o v a , Jaqui Levy Hara, Stephan Gietl a n d F e rn a n d o L e v y H a r a

“Congratulations to all the 2011 Young Stars” K e n B e rn s t e i n and Family

“May the Young Stars of today become the shining stars of tomorrow. “Break a leg and best wishes” L a u re n a n d C l i ff Schulman

“I am proud to support our amazing Young Stars” H o n o r a b l e N o rm a n S . E d e l c u p M a y o r, S u n n y I s l e s B e a c h

“On behalf of our Miami-Dade County Commission, I am honored to support our Young Stars” Miami-Dade Comm. Sally Heyman

“We are bursting with pride as we see our Young Stars shine” Sandra and The Hon. Billy Joel

“Congratulations to all our Young Stars” Alex and Monique Halberstein

“To our Young Stars—pursue your passion!” B i l l a n d C a ro l e L a n d a “We are inspired by your musical gifts”

“Delighted to give talented youngsters an opportunity to shine and realize their dreams”

Arlene and The Hon. Bob Diamond

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Looking Back on 2011 BY CONGRESSWOMAN DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ

MAs the year draws to a close and we look back at all that 2011 brought us, there is much to be thankful for this year, despite some of the challenges we’ve faced. To start off with a significant accomplishment, a report released in December shows that an additional 2.5 million young people now have health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act. And in Florida, parents have been able to keep some 78,000 young adults on their insurance. Additionally, seniors are seeing more benefits this year as a result of the health care reform law that passed last year. In South Florida, we have more than 120,000 seniors on Medicare, who now have access to free annual preventive care services, including mammograms, colonoscopies, and annual wellness visits. The Affordable Care Act also caps out-of-pocket expenses, even for private insurance plans, and works to close the donut hole completely over the next nine years, saving seniors more than $3,000 a year in drug costs. We’ve been fighting to make sure that hard work pays off for middle class families and that everyone has a fair shot at the American dream. We’ve seen some progress, for example the jobless rate fell to 8.6 percent in November from 9 percent in October. Job creation was steady, adding 140,000 private sector jobs, making it the 21st straight month of private sector job growth, with 2.9 million jobs added during that period. These are good numbers, but there is still much more to be done. One effort I supported in Washington to help turn our economy around and boost job creation was the American Jobs Act. Earlier this year, I met with three local independent small business owners from Hallandale, Miami and Hollywood to talk about a specific piece of legislation in the American Jobs Act that would help 98 percent of all small businesses in America by providing much-needed pay-

roll tax relief and deductions for buying equipment and hiring veterans. To help our Florida veterans who are looking for employment and to help small businesses find the workers they need, Rep. Ted Deutch and I hosted a Veterans Jobs Fair at the Fort Lauderdale Armory on Dec. 3 and we had a great turnout from businesses, veterans, and active duty guardsmen. The event happened shortly after the passage of new tax credits for employers who hire unemployed veterans. With so many of our troops returning home to a difficult economy after serving bravely in Iraq and Afghanistan, this event provided some of our servicemen and women with an opportunity to meet with local employers interested in hiring a hero. As we end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, we are redoubling our efforts at home by rebuilding the American economy and restoring the American dream for our children. We must ensure that our returning veterans can get jobs, housing, and the health care they deserve after honorably serving our country and making America safer and stronger. In 2012 I’ll continue to work hard on behalf of the people of South Florida, both in Florida and in Washington. I’ll continue to stand up for our school children, whether it’s fighting against cuts to their education or making sure that law enforcement has the resources they need to protect them from online predators. I’ll continue to champion the interests of small businesses and meet with owners and employees regularly at events like my yearly small business workshops and roundtables so I can hear directly from them about their concerns, challenges, and successes. I am proud to be an advocate for South Florida, and my office is always open to you. You can reach us in Pembroke Pines at 954-437-3936, in Aventura at 305-936-5724 and in Washington, DC at 202-225-7931. I’m also available online at http://wassermanschultz.house.gov <http://wassermanschultz.house.gov> , on Facebook, and Comcast-on-demand customers can stay up to date with my work for you on channel 890.

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Former Bank Lawyer Fights for Miami Homeowners By Ann Lino Should I pay the mortgage on my home? What about the taxes and condo fees? What’s the worst that can happen if I don’t pay? What’s the best I can hope for? There are so many people offering advice. Realtors will tell you to sell. Bankruptcy attorneys will tell you to go bankrupt. Loan modification services will tell you to ask nicely for a loan modification. One attorney who spent years representing banks in foreclosures, Bruce Jacobs, will tell you to negotiate from strength. Bruce is not only a former bank lawyer, he’s also a foreclosure defense client. “I didn’t want to go bankrupt or spend the rest of my life paying for this mortgage mess,” said Bruce. “I had five mortgages on 2 properties underwater by almost $500,000.00. I stopped paying and put up a fight. Now, I have one property with one mortgage.” There are plenty of reasons to fight. Banks got bailed out $7.7 Trillion in almost interest free loans from our taxpayer dollars. They still pay out billions in bonuses to Wall Street executives while Main Street is left to fight for themselves. The loan modification programs are disasters, making homeowners run in circles before getting denied or offered a deal that only helps the Bank make more money. Bruce is part of a national group of dedicated lawyers fighting back against banks. They train at seminars around the country and online to share resources and develop cutting edge strategies in foreclosure defense. Many of the attorneys are former bank lawyers who, like Bruce, are passionate about fighting for meaningful help for their clients. Bruce has lectured in real estate offices and at continuing legal education seminars for other attorneys so more homeowners have access to better advice. “The goal is either a meaningful loan modification with a principal balance reduction, a release from the debt, or to fight to clear the mortgage off the property,” said Bruce about most of his clients. “There are reasons banks filed “robo-signed” fraudulent documents in foreclosures all over the country. Many have serious paperwork problems which makes proving the right to foreclose in a courtroom difficult.”

For a free consultation call (800) BANK-LIE (226-5543) or watch our free webinar: “Strategies for an Underwater Mortgage” at www.negotiatefromstrength.com. Remember what Jacobs says, “Not paying your mortgage is not a strategic default unless you have a strategy.”


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Do I really need chemotherapy? Mammaprint may have the answer BY ROBERT B. DONOWAY, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.S.S.O.

I know you’re asking yourself why is a breast surgical oncologist discussing chemotherapy. As a surgical oncologist I sit in a unique position of being the first breast cancer specialist a woman meets. Hours are spent both before and after surgery discussing in a “one on one” fashion the options and reviewing reports. During this time a very special relationship develops and I am inevitably asked the question... “Doctor do I really need chemotherapy?” Today more than ever the answer may be “No!” Large clinical trials show that chemotherapy has its benefits. But only a small percentage of women truly benefit: perhaps 10-15 percent. The rest receive treatment with less benefit and with possible serious side-effects. This philosophy is not new. It has existed since the beginning of chemotherapy in the 1960’s. It wasn’t until discoveries in gene sequencing, this decade, that enabled us to answer the ques-

tion... “Will I benefit from chemotherapy?” The FDA has recently approved the use of a 70 gene assay test called Mammaprint to determine whether a woman has a high or low risk of benefitting from chemotherapy. Fresh breast cancer cells obtained at surgery or thru biopsy are sequenced to see which cancer genes are present. A score is then assigned. Mammaprint has gained popularity throughout the world and is now being used in many large clinical trials to determine if chemotherapy should be used. Yes, we’re definitely entering a new era. An era where specifically gene tailored therapy governs “your” breast cancer treatment. And doesn’t this make the most sense since why would you expect your cancer to be the same as your neighbors? For more information about Mammaprint contact our office at 954-9866366. Robert B. Donoway, M.D.,F.A.C.S., F.S.S.O. www.thedonowaycenter.com 954 986 6366, 305 682 4993. The Donoway Center for Cancer Treatment & Prevention, 3800 Johnson Street, Suite A, Hollywood, FL 33021

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World was abuzz over Miami mega event – Art Basel BY CARL RACHELSON

It’s a pilgrimage of sorts for many around the world interested in attending Art Basel; for us in Miami, it’s a drive, shuttle, Metrorail, or bike ride away. Perhaps you are late to this art game – at the movies, watching the debates, (pre) occupied by Wall Street, or busy playing with your Smartphone. If so, you’ve been missing out on something raging like Everglades wildfires in early May, a bona-fide explosion of creativity throughout much of Miami. While the hashtags tweeted from Miami’s tankless water coolers last month may have centered on topics like the end of the NBA lockout, the new Miami Marlins’ logo, and Herman Cain’s visit to Versailles, the rest of the world was abuzz over the city’s grandest mega event, Art Basel. Cyberspace was full of addresses touting this exhibit, that installation, this opening, that gallery, this or that. Never before had the world seen so much furniture, paintings, industrial décor, sculpture, performance, film, music, graffiti, and edgy, cutting-edge edginess collide as the beach, the bay, and we suburbanites took a back seat. Oh, and did I mention the traffic? Aside from the granddaddy – Art Basel itself on the beach in the Convention Center – dozens of peripheral events orbited around the Beach, the Design District, and Wynwood. Amid the opulent lobbies of our finest hotels, massive pavilions symbolically erected in seven days or less, and once abandoned but newly redesigned warehouses, dealers from Tokyo to Tierra del Fuego unpacked crates of craftwork to crowds of creatures clamoring for creativity. Throughout the week, bloggers were all

about sightings of Adrien Brody, P Diddy, A-Rod, Owen Wilson, and countless Kardashian lookalikes, the soundtrack blasting NAS, Shaggy and Theophilus London or on Spotify. By Sunday, everyone was down a few dozen Advil. This whirlwind Miami experience invigorates visitors, along with all our DASH and New World graduates, unlike any other weekend of the year – bigger than, dare I say, ULTRA, or even the Super Bowl. Every venue in the city piles on. There are happenings at the SoHo Beach House, the Mondrian and the W, where the security is rougher than the TSA. There are gatherings at the Delano, the Ricochet Lounge and the Dutch. There are showings at The Bakehouse, SEVEN and Primary Projects. Jennifer Rubell hosted her art show/breakfast for the umpteenth consecutive year. If you remain unfamiliar with these spots, you have been hoisting too many at Miller’s Ale House or the Sports Grill. There – it’s out there! Miami’s sub-communities are loaded with all kinds of folks other than Heat, Dolphin and Cane haters. In our schools, driveways and monthly art walks, there exist the ingredients to stimulate ongoing fountains of ingenuity. Finding the Art World’s next Iron Chef is a major undertaking – a crapshoot of sorts. Remember, this is not a ride to your neighborhood Starbucks, but a quest to find a pop-up Nespresso opportunity in a botanical garden. Everyone can find Sushi Maki, but Sakaya Kitchen is another thing. Around the corner may be a Mickey Ds, but there is only one Phuc Yea and only for a moment. In any case, few know what the future may deliver, Picasso or The Situation, but in the end – well, art speaks for itself. Here is some of what it said: Art Miami runs a splendid affair. It is amazing to see how age, wealth and plastic surgery do little to impede one’s ability to

grab seats in the VIP Lounge. This crowd pays homage to an era populated by the Rat Pack, as suave gray foxes admire all the fair has to offer; the street in front of the Art Miami tent has more pick-ups and drop-offs than Terminal E at MIA. That said, peripheral as it may be, the art was superb. Across the street, Red Dot gave me a headache. More Advil. The last time everybody saw that much red was after receiving the stub noting an annual increase in health insurance, at a bullfight, or at Target. There was some red I admired, particularly Frank Hyder’s fish swirling on canvas. His Projects Gallery shares Philadelphia and Wynwood locations. At Art Asia, Lee-Nam Lee’s scroll drew attention with a ten-minute rendition of a Korean transformation of a traditional scroll; from the placid majesty of mountains and waterfalls, development begins, recasts the landscape, with its cranes adding urban grit. Before long, the sky changes and aircraft darken the sky. War breaks out, and what was once beautiful becomes a battle royal, ultimately shooting down the Chinese characters that graced the top of the scroll in the beginning. This take on the four seasons is exhilarating and frightening. Art Asia shares a space with another exquisite perennial favorite – Scope, this go round featuring 80 galleries from around the world. Scope has been curating shows in Miami for the past 11 years. At Scope, one could enjoy the Mona Lisa With Spray Can by Blek le Rat who used a spray can. Photography by Ursela Sprecher and Andi Cortellini won the Grand Prize. Corporate sponsorships always reflect burgeoning mass-market appeal, and the presence of Bombay Sapphire granting Harlem artist Lerone Wilson the award insures more of a mainstream presence for Scope in the city.

ART in MIAMI Pulse, at the edge of the long shadows of the Arsht Center, in Miami’s wood-beamed, white Ice Palace, is the coolest of the spaces. The long-running aesthetic includes swinging red hammocks, landscaped gardens, waterfalls, lounges, and a café or two. It’s the venue where you might spend a great day without looking at anything at all, just chillin’ in the chaise by a Buddha with your single speed chained to the fence outside. The exhibitors, however, are first class. Berlin’s FTC. Showed one of Alain Delorme’s outstanding photos from his Totem series, a photo-shopped Shanghai street scene displaying a pile of tubes, hoses, and pipes upon a wobbly bicycle rickshaw of sorts. In Wynwood, everybody who had ever tagged a building or dreamt of occupying an art gallery was on the corner hanging out – from NW 29th Street and Miami Avenue to NW 2nd Avenue and 20th Street, it was wall to wall with tourists, artists, food trucks, bikes, and spray paint – everyone looking for something or somebody. Whether at the upscale magnet, the Wynwood Walls, or the reasonable hangout, Panther Coffee, the center held from Wednesday to Sunday, and Miami got its party on unlike any other week of the year. Carl Rachelson has a Masters Degree in the Humanities and is an English teacher at Palmer Trinity School. He may be contacted by email at <crachelson@palmertrinity.org>.

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Sell your condo at auction? It just may be your best option

RayPrinciotta

Each method produces results that compare with, and in many cases, exceed traditional brokerage methods. The properties are sold AS-IS with no contingencies, and can include all furnishings if desired. With an Auction, you set the date your property will sell. An Auction generates excitement by sending a clear message that you, the seller, are serious and highly motivated. Remember, motivated doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean desperate. It means that you want to sell and move on to the next chapter. We all know the feeling of relief when your property goes into contract â&#x20AC;Ś and the pressure and anxiety when your home lingers on the market. Every passing month you are carrying the property, and if you have already bought a new home, you are carrying two..Ouch! Auctions bring Buyers to the point of decision quickly. In preparation for the Auction, the Bidders must bring a Cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Check in order to bid; and the winning Bidder must make a deposit of 10% of the contract price at the signing of the contract. This significant earnest money deposit means the property is far more likely to close. Another major difference between an

ON REAL ESTATE Once a popular selling method in California, non-distressed Residential Auctions are showing up here in Florida. The recent Auction Sale of two Golden Beach mansions sold in tandem set the local real estate market talking. The sellers decided to auction their properties at an Absolute Auction, which means the properties would be sold to the highest bidder regardless of price. The two properties sold for $12.4 million...the sale was fast, fair and satisfying to all concerned. If you are interested in selling your real estate at auction, you will need to work with an auctioneer who is a licensed Florida real estate broker. Based on your situation, there are various types of Auctions, the most popular are Absolute, Reserve, and Minimum Bid. Also, there are both Live and Online Auctions as well a hybrid Live and Remote, which is used to facilitate bidders from around the world.

auction and a traditional brokerage sale is there is no inspection period after the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Purchase and Sale agreement is signed by the Buyer and Seller. Prospective Bidders conduct their due diligence inspections before the auction. So the day of the auction, everybody is set and ready to deal. Live â&#x20AC;&#x153;On-Siteâ&#x20AC;? Auctions create spirited bidding, producing higher sale prices. The Auction will quickly bring the true market price. (The True Market price is the price a buyer is willing to pay for the property on that day.) As you can see, there are proâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and conâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to selling your home at Auction. Built in to the Auction experience is the Buyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expectation that they will get something at a low price. This may or may not happen. Promoting and advertising the Auction through Target Marketing increases the visibility of the property. A larger audience sees the property and more potential bidders attend the Auction, on-site or on-line. For the Seller, the speed of the Auction is a major advantage. The home will sell

very quickly and the sale will be completed more rapidly than selling through the traditional methods. The waiting and worrying come to a quick conclusion. If you want to or need to sell in a set period of time, an auction may be your best option. Ray Princiotta is a licensed Florida real estate broker. If you have any questions, contact me - ray@rayonrealestate.com.

For more detail, visit www.rayonrealestate.com. Ray Princiotta is a licensed Florida real estate broker. Contact him at 305.494.4101 or ray@rayonrealestate.com.

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2nd annual AT&T YOUNG STARS SHOWCASE EMCEES

B I A N A P I N C H U K – A violinist and singer of opera and Broadway songs, Biana has sold out solo concerts and won many singing competitions. SOLIEL ROWE – Soliel has won many competitions including the Duhaney Park International 1st Annual talent show and The Royal Palm Beach 2010 Youth Talent Show.

B R I A N I N E R F E L D – A performer and first member for Tunes for Tots, Brian spends his spare time singing to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

DONNA ALIMA – This 7th grade singer, dancer, and pianist has been the lead in Oklahoma, The Wiz, and much more.

This former Miss Florida USA graduated from Stetson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Her busy career taker her between New York and Miami as the Beach Bunny Swimwear Model Search Winner and as a model for Maxim Magazine. Jessica finds time to ‘give back’ to her communities by hosting charitable events and mentoring teens.

Chloe recently released her debut jazz/pop/soul album Bring Back The Fever. The singer/songwriter has shared the stage with a broad spectrum of entertainers including pop star Jon Secada, jazz legend Ira Sullivan, comedian Jeff Dunham, and rapper Pitbull. On TV, Chloe hosted Nickelodeon’s Friday Night SlimeTime and SPLAT! Her voice-overs include HBO Latin America, Coca-Cola, Miami Dolphins and UNICEF. Chloe was named one of the Magnificent Seven by Boca Raton Magazine, and was featured in Boca Life Magazine’s 40 Under 40 as one of South Palm Beach County’s rising stars.

S Y D N I E R AT H E – Sydnie loves performing on stage. Her play credits include Madeline, Oliver, Joseph and the amazing Technicolor dreamcoat, and Gondoliers.

K AT I E H A R M O N – Katie is currently acting, singing, dancing and playing the piano and has appeared in multiple musical and talent competitions. R E B E K A H U M A N S K Y – Rebekah’s passions are music, dance and theater. Credits include the role of Annie, The King and I, Oliver and Aladin. ZHIA HENDERSON – Young star Zhia sang at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall in Washington D.C. and received The Golden Trophy Award.

S I VAN BEN-DAV I D – This 4th grade singer, actor, dancer has sung at BankAtlantic Center, MetroZoo, Broward County Fair and performed in multiple shows. J O D I N E S E I D E – A singer and violinist, Jodine is a star in her church choir and has performed in “Voices In The Night”

M AYA H E D R I C K – Singer and Dancer, Maya performed at Walt Disney World and is a main performer with Entera Entertainment Group’s Vocal Academy.

PHOTOS BY ANDREW GOLDSTEIN


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Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe redesigned for 2012 Ron Beasley AUTOMOTIVE EDITOR

LET’S TALK CARS The Mercedes CLS coupe is my favorite in the German manufacturer’s lengthy lineup of luxury vehicles; it’s just a special automobile, even if I continue to disagree with their classification of a four-door automobile as a coupe. But, the 2012 CLS represents the first major redesign of this beautiful car since it came on the market in 2004, and Mercedes literature claims that it “established an entirely new market segment — the four-door coupe, which combines the emotional appeal and dynamic design of a coupe with the comfort and functionality of a sedan.” I guess I’ll have to accept that, even though just about any dictionary defines a coupe as a two-door vehicle. For 2012, the CLS line consists of three models — all powered by new biturbo directinjection V-8 engines and, for the first time, offer 4MATIC all-wheel-drive. Pricing starts at $71,300 for the CLS550, $73,800 for the CLS550 4MATIC and $94,900 for the high

performance CLS63 AMG. Add another $875 for delivery charges. The distinctive body lines of the CLS have been accentuated by its new design. Overall, the new CLS is about 1.2 inches longer and wider, and it fits right between the S-Classbased CL and the E-Class two-door, forming a family of Mercedes “coupes” that makes efficient use of existing chassis and powertrain layouts, while preserving their individual identities. With its new 4.6-liter direct-injection twinturbo V-8, the new CLS550 gets 26 percent better fuel mileage (17/26 mpg), while still producing 402 hp and 443 pounds-feet of torque. The CLS550 is equipped with new electrically assisted power steering, AIRMATIC air suspension and a revised sevenspeed automatic transmission. The 5.5-liter version of the new directinjection V-8 engine in the 2012 CLS63 AMG is rated at 518 hp and 516 pounds-feet of torque. An optional AMG Performance Package hikes the output to 550 hp and 590 pounds-feet of torque. Even with its highperformance, the CLS63 AMG is 26 percent more fuel efficient (16/hwy), thanks in part to an innovative ECO stop-start system. Whenever the AMG model stops in “D” or “N” with the brake pedal depressed in “Controlled Efficiency” transmission mode, the engine is automatically turned off to save

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fuel. As soon as the driver releases the brake, the engine computer decides which piston is in the best position for first ignition, and the direct fuel injection and multi-spark systems work with a starter motor to re-start the engine almost instantly. The CLS63 AMG features a seven-speed MCT (multi-clutch technology) sport transmission with an innovative startup clutch that replaces the conventional torque converter.

Providing the direct feedback of a manual transmission with the convenience of an automatic, the MCT transmission offers impressive versatility and faster shift times.

Ron Beasley is the automotive editor for Miami’s Community Newspapers. He may be contacted by calling 305-662-2277, ext. 261, or by addressing email correspondence to <LetsTalkCars@aol.com>.


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2nd annual AT&T YOUNG STARS SHOWCASE

L) Cliff Schulman, Weiss Serota Helfman; Sandy Thomas, Makayla Johnson, Andrea Bryant, Dexter Johnson, Monique John, Daisy Jones and Clarence Burts, AT&T. (R) Elaine Adler, AMC; Emcees Chloe Dolandis and Jessica Rafalowski; Herb Barker, Barker Animation; Linda and Dr. Wilbert “Tee” Holloway, AT&T / M-DCPS Board; Ran Oz, CooLAM Dance Productions

Sandra and Aventura Vice Mayor Billy Joel; M-DCPS Supt. Alberto and Maria Carvalho Larry and Becky Herrup; Arthur Barr, Barr & Associates

Sunny Isles Beach Vice Mayor Lew Thaler; guest; Bob and Arlene Diamond

Sunny Isles Beach Mayor Norman Edelcup

Carolina Del Burgo and Gary Pyott, The Continental Group

Steve Weisman; Asst. Supt. Enid Weisman, M-DCPS; Dr. Bruce Weissman; Dr. Annette Weissman, NSE Sunny Isles Beach K-8 with grandchildren

Ken and Roger Bernstein and families

(Back row) Randy and Aventura Comm. Michael Stern; Aventura City Clerk Teresa and City Manager Eric Soroka (Front row) Jordan and Ryan Stern

Michael Revivo; Logan, Ariel and Comm. Zev Auerbach; Sandra Joel

Beck family: (Back row) Shannon and Eric (Front row) Merritt and Miles

PHOTOS BY ANDREW GOLDSTEIN Dan Palmer, Aventura News; Amit and Yael Bloom; Yaffa and Herman Mizrachi

Irene and Michael Shear, Wells Fargo; Brandon and Ben Launerts, Parksman Parking


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Merry Christmas Happy Hanukah and

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‘Seasons Eatings’ How to battle the holiday season bulge BY BARI AUERBACH

You may be challenged by a lot of holiday treats, but if you know how to replace fattening foods with lower-calorie substitutes that can still be filling as well as “fulfilling” - you just might be able to drop a pants-size before the ball drops on New Year’s Eve! Instead of indulging in decadent diet-derailers, here are some better choices you can enjoy instead: Instead of dark meat with gravy: White meat chicken or turkey with Dijon mustard Instead of fried chicken: Chicken breasts dipped in egg white and wheat germ, seasoned with garlic and parsley and oven-baked Instead of scrambled eggs with bacon: Egg white omelet with avocado slices Instead of pancakes: Protein pancakes made with oatmeal, protein powder and egg whites Drizzled with sugar-free maple syrup Instead of pepperoni pizza: Whole wheat pita topped with low-fat cheese, spinach and sundried tomatoes Instead of white rice pilaf: Brown rice or quinoa mixed with steamed vegetables Instead of asparagus with Hollandaise sauce: Asparagus with a creamy fat-free, zero calorie Walden Farms salad dressing Instead of mashed potatoes: Lowglycemic sweet potatoes Instead of French fries: Oven-baked potato slices brushed with a little olive oil Instead of lobster with drawn butter: Tilapia, flounder or orange roughy with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spray Instead of creamy dips: Salsa or oil-

free hummus Instead of Caesar salad: Cancer preventing bok choy and tomatoes tossed with low-fat grated cheese and balsamic vinegar Instead of Frappuccinos: Whey protein shakes made with favorite fruits and fat-free whipped topping Instead of whole milk or cream: Almond milk or soy milk Instead of ice cream sundaes: Fat free yogurt parfait layered with fruit and low-sugar, high-fiber cereal Instead of eggnog: Egg white protein shake sprinkled with nutmeg Instead of fruit and nut cake: Raw almond butter with sugar-free Smucker’s jam or jelly on whole grain bread Instead of oatmeal cookies: Plain oatmeal with Splenda Instead of apple pie: Baked apples with cinnamon Instead of chocolate covered strawberries: Strawberry sugar-free Jello with Hershey’s sugar-free chocolate syrup Instead of chocolate cream pie: Sugar-free, fat-free Jello chocolate pudding with fat-free whipped cream Instead of apple pie: Extra Dessert Delights Apple sugar-free gum

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2nd annual AT&T YOUNG STARS SHOWCASE

Dr. Wilbert “Tee” and Linda Holloway, AT&T, with YSS singer Soliel Rowe and family

Steve Clark, Aventura Arts & Cultural Center; Howard Adler, Attorney; Scott and Ali Allen; Evelyn Grossman

Ira Haber, All in 1 Productions and Jessica Rafalowski

(Back row) Belina Nagar, ORNA Security Services; Lisa Mannis; Sandra Joel. (Front row) guest; Andie and David Mannis

Zora and Al Miller; Arlene and Sam Konig, The Continental Group guests

Shay and Ayala Zeev; Randa Marder; Sharon Oz, CooLAM Dance Productions

(Back row) Chloe Dolandis; Nicole Bequer; Claudia Sanchez; Ran Oz; M-DCPS Supt. Alberto Carvalho; Aventura Comm. Zev Auerbach; Jessica Rafalowski (Middle row) Brian Inerfeld; Asst. Supt. Enid Weisman; Julia Levy; Cameron Wheeler; (Front row) Biana Pinchuk; Maya Hedrick; Donna Alima; Katie Harmon; Sivan Ben-David; Sydnie Rathe Jessica Rafalowski; Herb and Gloria Barker, Barker Animation Art Gallery; Chloe Dolandis (second from the right)

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Regions Security Services offers solution for home and business protection BY SUSAN SMITH

Distinguished service-disabled veteran from Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom military initiatives Carlos Rivero Junior is having a banner year. His new company Regions Security Services is growing and acquiring premier assignments. “We just got a call from the City of Hollywood and they were in need of armed security guards for two water treatment plants and a few parking garages. They called us on a Tuesday and by the next day we had responded with 11 guards on site within 24 hours. This is the kind of growth and client base we are enjoying thanks to a team of attentive and qualified professionals,” said Rivero. Now licensed in New York and North Carolina as well as Florida, the team of over 60 security specialists and support staff at Regions offers turn-key security service for any commercial enterprise or residential property. “Last night we were contacted at 8:45pm for a burglary in progress requesting on site emergency services and we had an officer on location within 30 minutes in the commercial district of Doral. We are fast and effective and I guess the news is spreading because referral business is on an increase,” said Rivero. Not only commercial spaces such as warehouses and airlines within Miami International, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airports use Regions Security but also residential communities and private homes are clients as well. Jon Simpkins of Land and Sea Equipment Corporation said “If you really want to know who Carlos Rivero is follow him around on one of his 15 hour days. He is a well-seasoned security professional. He is the motivating force that supports the services that his company provides through quality training with security officers. He gets the job done!” According to Rivero’s research provided by Trulia, crime increases dramatically this time of year and Doral is no exception. Property crime statistics in Doral are 11.92 percent as opposed to 5.46 percent in Miami, and 3.99 percent in Florida. Rivero suggests common sense strate-

Carlos Rivero Jr, President of Regions Security Services. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––

gies to keep your home and property safe. Make sure all windows and doors are locked before leaving the home as well as while at the residence, activate outside lighting for the evening and a home security system to include a surveillance system if possible, keep car doors locked at all times with garage remote control out of plain view and keep valuables in the trunk. Regions has caught several burglars in both Doral and Homestead recently. The local police department was contacted immediately while security guards observed suspicious behavior and several arrests were ultimately made. Regions Security Services provides armed and unarmed security guard services to Commercial/Real Estate companies, Residential Communities, Educational Institutions, Government Agencies, Financial Institutions, Distribution Centers, Hotels, Industrial Facilities, and Airlines. Regions Security Services is the solution for companies and individuals seeking quality and affordable security investment solutions with a fresh innovative approach. To reach Carlos Rivero Junior and Regions Security Services visit www.RegionsSecurity.us or contact him directly at 305-517-1266, email crivero@RegionsSecurity.us

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Turnberry Isle Miami Spreads Holiday Cheer for Holtz Children’s Hospital

BY LEE STEPHENS In collaboration with the Aventura Marketing Council, several of the brightest and most talented young performers from the AT&T YOUNG STARS SHOWCASE will spread their Chanukah and Christmas cheer through a variety of favorite holiday songs at the legendary Turnberry Isle Miami on Friday, December 23. Through its continued commitment to give back to the community, the 300-acre retreat is partnering this holiday with the Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. While enjoying the entertainment, complimentary hot apple cider and holiday cook-

ies, guests can also take photos next to the spectacular gingerbread house created by Turnberry Isle’s celebrated Executive Pastry Chef Danny Malone, who designed this masterpiece with help of 50 children from the hospital. Guests are encouraged to consider a minimum $20 donation to Holtz Children’s Hospital that evening. The general public is invited to attend the festive affair, which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Lobby Lounge next to the resort’s Christmas tree and menorah. Valet parking is additional.

For details, call (305) 932-6200. Turnberry Isle Miami is located at 19999 West Country Club Drive in Aventura.

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Dining Out

Dining Out PAQUITO’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT Orale! Come enjoy mixed flavors, colorful decorations, and variety of spices and ingredients, many of which are native to the country. Paquito’s Mexican Restaurant offers specialty drinks, one of a kind ‘cocina creations’ that will put you in the heart of Mexico, and lunch specials that will be sure to please your appetite. Adults can enjoy Happy Hour specials and Karaoke Nights. Paquito’s also offers events and private parties as well as catering. 16265 Biscayne Boulevard 305-947-5027 P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO At P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, you’ll enjoy American Chinese cuisine from a menu originally conceived and planned by Chef Philip Chiang. P. F. Chang’s is one of a few restaurant chains that offer a dedicated menu to diners that must follow a strict gluten-free diet. Come experience their newest wine program as they went “green” with the creation of VINEYARD 518, a new custom wine label with earth-friendly packaging. 17455 Biscayne Boulevard 305-957-1966 KITCHEN 305 Kitchen 305, located in the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, it “is an exciting and unique dining experience that showcases distinctive gastronomic American-eclectic fare at its best.” Featuring live music, Chef special prixfixe or a la carte menu, and a weekly lineup of events. 16701 Collins Avenue 305-749-2110. TEXAS DE BRAZIL Bringing a true taste of Brazil to America, Texas de Brazil is well known for their elegant style, lively atmosphere, and exquisite cuts of meats. Begin the dining experience with a Brazilian favorite, Caipirinha cocktail, followed by endless choices of salad items, and fresh meat carved at your table side, finished with one of their delicious desserts. 800 Silk Run 954-843-7600 TIMO RESTAURANT Located in the heart of Florida’s Riviera, Sunny Isles Beach, Timo’s ItalianMediterranean inspired cuisine, attentive,

seamless service and a timeless, contemporary dining room, is the perfect place for a quick bite, an intimate meal, or a fun meeting place to gather with family friends. Timo offers an exquisite menu with a strong emphasis on local fish, homemade pastas and brick oven pizza using only the highest quality and freshest ingredients available. 17624 Collins Avenue 3 05-936-1008 THE GRILL ON THE ALLEY The Grill on the Alley captures the ambiance of dinner clubs of the 1940’s, taking diners back to Rat Pack days. The knowledgeable, friendly staff will guide you through the 500-plus wine offerings and extensive menu featuring Kobe Beef, USDA Prime Steaks, fresh seafood and American classics. 19501 Biscayne Blvd 305-466-7196 www.thegrill.com. BAR ROSSO Socialize by the Glass at Bar Rosso, Aventura’s newest neighborhood hotspot, where food, friends, and fun come together daily. This restaurant and Vinoteca offers upscale Italian fare with a Modern American twist and more than 100 varieties of wine by the glass, or more specifically the pour-a 3ounce piccolo or a 9-ounce quartino. Dine at cozy tables for two, communal tables for 20, or al fresco in “The Park,” Bar Rosso’s special outdoor area. 19004 Ne 29th Avenue 305-933-3418 ACQUO 124 Acquolina (Italian for mouth watering) was created to provide guests an elegant, casual dining setting with excellent service and authentic Italian food. Guest can choose to dine at the bar, enjoy a meal on their gorgeous waterfront patio, or gather with family and friends in the main dining room. They promise you will always be treated like family. 124 S. Federal Hwy 954-454-2410 www.italianrestaurantweston.com COPPER CHIMNEY INDIAN CUISINE Copper Chimney embraces the various influences of Indian cuisine alongside the country’s culture and traditions. Each dish contains numerous spice combinations and truly reflects the depth of Indian cuisine. Guests are able to enjoy a modern upscale atmosphere while pleasing their palates

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with authentic Indian flavors. 18090 Collins Avenue 305-974-0075 MR. CHEF’S FINE CHINESE CUISINE & BAR The newly renovated and revitalized fine Chinese Cuisine & Bar now for the first time ever opens in Aventura. Offering a wonderful upscale dining experience with plenty of delicious surprises. Serving traditional Chinese cuisine including Peking duck, Cantonese Dim Sum, Mongolian Beef and many more. 18800 NE 29th Ave 786-787-9030. THE HEAVY BURGER Come and join The Heavy Burger for lunch, happy hour, dinner and night spot that runs until 5 a.m. They promise the game will be on, the music will be wicked, your drink will be priced right and your burger will be HEAVY! With a rock and roll influenced menu, the restaurant experience will take you back when big hair and makeup on men was HOTT! 19004 NE 29th Avenue 305- 932-7553 ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZA Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza prides themselves on delivering mouth-watering, gourmet, custom made pizza’s to please any palate. Promising every bite to have that classic “well done” flavor, the chain’s trademark, you expect from a coal fired pizza without the use of coal. For more infomation about Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza and locations visit at www.anthonyscoalfiredpizza.com BOURBON STEAK Located inside the luxurious Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club, this modern American steakhouse offers contemporary fare with a focus on all-natural and organic cuisine. Some delicacies include TapiocaCrusted Yellowtail Snapper, Butter-Poached Prime Rib, and Whole-Fried Organic Chicken. A library collection of wines and small-batched spirits highlight the bar. 19999 West Country Club Drive. 786-279-6600. CAFÉ AVENTURA Café Aventura, invites customers to enjoy “fresh food, fresh ingredients” with a menu featuring low fat yogurts, breakfast wraps served all day, gourmet wraps, sandwiches

and grilled pitas, salads and soups. If you’re in the mood for a refreshing snack or on-thego healthy meal, stop in and enjoy! 19495 Biscayne Blvd., 305-682-0354. ROSALIA’S Rosalia’s comfortable, Sicilian trattoria is best known for pizzas, pastas, paninis, and carpaccio; however, her menu of award-winning, comfort food offers other specialties flavored with creative tomato and cheese sauces sure to please every palate, the gourmet taste included. One of the most notable items is the Salmon Carpaccio - thin slices of cured salmon with mixed greens, parmesan cheese and portobello mushrooms in tomato raspberry dressing. Worth noting are murals, complementing its Italian theme. 19501 Biscayne Boulevard 305-792-2006 CHRISTINE LEE’S Gulfstream Park Christine Lee left New York more than 30 years ago to open her doors in South Florida. Today, CHRISTINE LEE’S is in the hands of her daughter Mary, and still delivering their well known Asian fusion creations, including a classic Szechwan specialty, prime sirloin, or catch the live entertainment. 901 South Federal Highway 954-457-6255. DUFFY’S SPORTS GRILL If you’re a Miamian who enjoys sports, chances are you’ve been to Duffy’s. Affordable drinks, burgers, fries, wings, and more TV’s than your entire block, this makes for a perfect combo to enjoy watching your favorite teams with friends. 3969 NE 163 Street 305-760-2124. CHINA BISTRO China Bistro’s Asian flare dishes bring the bold and rich flavors of Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese and Thai food to create their eclectic menu. Their mission is to create an experience guests are sure to remember by offering amazing creations, unlimited selections, and preparing everything 100% from scratch daily, making them an immediate success. 3565 NW 207th Street 305-936-0755 www.chinabistrogk.com.

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Dining Out HARD ROCK CAFE HOLLYWOOD Seminole Hard Rock is the adult place to play offering live music, shopping, bars, gambling, nightclubs, and restaurants. Join the Player’s Club for the true insiders guide with discounts on hotel stays, dining, and more. It’s the place to have dinner with the family or happy hour with your friends! One Seminole Way 954--315-9112. www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com MO’S BAGELS & DELI This New York-style deli serves everything you would expect, from soups, salads, smoked fish and deli meats to noodle pudding, challah french toast, homemade blintzes and potato pancakes. Bakery items are made fresh each day and bagels are hand-rolled. 2780 NE 187 Street 305-936-8555. Q This small restaurant has an excellent and imaginative menu and a well provisioned bar. The chef/owner (who worked with Gordon Ramsey in London) and his wife have come up with a menu that is good for business lunches, formal dinners or just drinks. Appetizers are varied and include dishes inspired by Caribbean cuisine. Main courses are innovative and portions are just right. Finally, don’t miss the desserts. 3575 Ne 207th Street 305-931-9957 YES PASTA! This authentic Italian, casual dining, restaurant prides themselves on delicious cuisine for health conscious families and professionals on-the-go. Three easy steps get you in and out without skipping on the quality of your diet: choose from seven different pastas, (plus whole wheat and gluten free pasta) fifteen sauces, and poultry, vegetable or seafood add-ons. 14871 Biscayne Blvd 305 944-1006. www.yes-pasta.com OCEAN’S PRIME “Welcome to Ocean Prime, the Modern American Supper Club,” is the summation of world winning wines, award-winning, handcrafted cocktails, timeless elegance, and take your breath away service. As they say, “What better way to enjoy a night on the town than with prime steak or seafood,

and live music.” 19591 Biscayne Blvd 305-931-5400. www.ocean-prime.com GRAND LUX CAFÉ Grand Lux Cafe’s eclectic menu offers extraordinary variety and selection, with flavor profiles ranging from Thai, Malaysian and Caribbean, to classic American and European specialties. With every item prepared fresh to order in our exhibition-style kitchen, the focus remains on providing guests with the finest, freshest foods available. 19575 Biscayne Blvd. 305-932-9113. LOLA’S ON HARRISON Lola’s on Harrison is an elegantly cozy dining destination showcasing chef/owner Michael Wagner’s mouthwatering contemporary American cuisine. Putting the emphasis on fresh and simple, the menu features award winning appetizers- purple potato skins with sundried tomato crème fraîche, roasted garlic, smoked bacon, chives and American sturgeon caviar and the infamous “falling off the bone” beef short rib, roasted aromatic vegetables, orangehorse radish gremolata, natural pan juices, topped with ricotta salata. 2032 Harrison Street 954-927-9851 ANDIAMO BRICK OVEN PIZZA Being loyal to traditional pizza parlors in the North Eastern United States, Andiamo delivers an authentic pie with dough made fresh daily. The finest toppings are brought in fresh every day and prepared on site. A true Italian-American restaurant, Andiamo’s pizza will bring you back to New York City where every corner has “The Best” pie in town. 5600 Biscayne Blvd. 305-762-5751 THE MELTING POT A unique, interactive dining experience creating memorable moments with family and friends, The Melting Pot is the premier fondue restaurant where guests can enjoy a choice of fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrees, salads and indulgent desserts. From the time the first piece of bread is dipped and the last piece of dessert is savored, you’ll be graced with the time to discover new things about people you thought you knew. And, those you’re get-

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Dining Out ting to know. 15700 Biscayne Blvd. 305-947-2228 LUL GRILL CAFE Lul Grill Cafe is a Hip Israeli restaurant offering a variety of classic Middle Eastern dishes, and extraordinary grilled Steaks and Baby Lamb Chops, as well as the LuL MUKPATZIM™ (stir fry). They also serve authentic Middle Eastern delicacies, Malawach and Burekas, (puff pastry) try our SHAB-LUL™ which is a stuffed puff pastry, filled with either ground beef, potato or mushrooms and onions. Don’t forget to try their famous shakshouka (eggs cooked in a savory tomato sauce) 18288 Collins Avenue 305-933-0199 AZZURO When you’re looking for authentic Italian cuisine north of Miami, come into Azzuro’s and let their flavors take you all the way from Florida to Sicily. Located in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Azzuro is a fine dining Italian restaurant and cocktail bar located right on the beach. Locals and visitors alike have come to know them for their delicious food, fine wines and creative cocktails. 17901 Collins Avenue 305-792-5500 OLIVE GARDEN Olive Garden is a family of local restaurants focused on delighting every guest with a genuine Italian dining experience. Delicious Italian Specialties freshly-made daily to pair with a wide variety of Italian wines that will complement your meal. 17985 Biscayne Blvd 305-932-6310 GRILL TIME Grill Time, Florida’s first Glatt Kosher Steak House and was established in 1990. A beautiful 150 seat restaurant, complete with background music and an intimate atmosphere. The bar is bar fully stocked with beer, wine, and any other liquor your pallet is craving. 16145 Biscayne Blvd 786-274-8935 BULL DOG BURGER Bulldog Burger offers guests a chef’s perspective on a great burger. Intimate seating for 60 and conjoined to it’s sister Bulldog BBQ by a barn door. Bulldog

Barbeque, Bulldog Burger offers signature burgers which include the bold flavors with creative combinations, along with great sides, traditional and something new. They also serve floats, milkshakes and homemade desserts. Guests can also choose from Bulldog Barbeque menu favorites. 15400 Biscayne Blvd 305-940-9655 MORTON’S THE STEAK HOUSE Morton’s strives to exceed guests’ expectations through our food, wine list, our atmosphere and our genuine hospitality and unmatched customer service. They have been using the same providers since they opened more than 3 decades ago and through them are capable of serving some of the finest aged steaks. Morton’s takes pride in searving steaks that are above and beyond people’s expectations. 17399 Biscayne Blvd 305-945-3131 SUSHI HOUSE CO. Sushi House offers a casual elegant dinning experience in North Miami Beach. Specializing in modern sushi and pan asian cuisine. Sushi House adds a delightfully innovative flare to Asian cuisine which is an amazing blend of traditional Chinese, new Japanese and traditionally prepared sushi; with a hint of French and Hawaiian influence. They have put much thought into their wine and sake list offering 15 wines and sakes by the glass. 15911 Biscayne Blvd 305-947-6002 CHEEN HAUYE Cheen Hauye offers fresh regional Yucatecan cuisine, in an environment as inviting as the food is delicious. They offer traditional family favorites passed down through generations and original dishes created by Chef Marco. They have delights for every pallet with flavors that are subtle and mild, to bold and flavorful. 15400 Biscayne Blvd 305-956-2808 RUSTIC CRAB HOUSE INN The Rustic Crab House Inn offers a fun dining experience. Enjoy waterfront dinning on their dock while cracking crab with a wooden mallet on a table covered in news-paper and if you’re afraid of making

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When Ivan Mladenovic moved back to Miami, he started a technology solutions company and called it Preemo. It only took six months for Preemo to grow from a homebased company to one that needed to move into an office space. “We’re five times bigger than last year,” he says. “I think we’ll be a million-dollar business sometime in June of next year. I think what we bring to the table is our quality of people.” He attributes his company’s rapid growth to relationship building and networking. “I’m on the board of the Red Sunset Merchant Association,” he says. “I’m also on the executive board and on the ambassador team for the Pinecrest Business Association.” Mladenovic opened his shop in South Miami across from Sunset Place and has taken on several technicians to help him with his expanding business. “Our primary service is IT support for small to medium-sized businesses,” he says. “We have about 200 clients. Our second service is a computer repair shop. We do a lot of Mac repair.” They also help people with hard drive problems. “It’s a fixed priced service,” he says. “Our third service, we also do website development and search engine optimization for a few clients. We have 20-25 clients that we have done online work for.” But the core of Preemo’s service is Virtual IT. “Instead of a paying for IT on a reactive basis, we set up a monthly cost. They shift their IT services to us. We serve as a help desk for any technology questions. They rely on us,” Mladenovic says. “We can do that for a company of up to 100 users.” He says Preemo will do remote support as well as onsite support. Technicians will also track and monitor everything for their clients. If a client gets an error message on their system, Preemo can help them deal with that problem.

“We do a lot of service maintenance,” he says. “We do host email for clients as well as an online back-up solutions.” Plus, the Preemo techs follow approved repair procedures. “If you have an Apple product, we do it the Apple way,” he says. “We’re in the process of becoming an apple certified consultant. They get technical training through the manufacturers.” In addition to Mladenvoic, Preemo has a chief technology officer and three techs, “We coach them to be a technician as well as an account manager,” he says. “The business owner knows which tech they are communicating with.” They also document everything for those times when the tech isn’t available and someone else has to step in. “There is always someone at our offices, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and then we offer after hours and emergency support,” he says. “That’s for our business clients. We do have a few non-business clients.”

The company’s client base includes 300 individual realtors. They set up wireless networks for their clients and they have done complex network connections in large homes. “We have the in-store services where some of our clients will come to us,” he says. Sometimes clients will get a new phone and come to the store so a tech can help them figure out the features. “We take this very personally. I think each one of us is a nerd at heart,” he says. “If we can’t figure out a problem or something is repetitive, we team up (to figure it out).” That’s one of the reasons that in just two and a half years, Preemo has become the highest rated computer repair service in Miami on Google and Yelp. Preemo Technologies is located at 5815 SW 68th Street, South Miami. For more information, call 305-669-6049 or go online at <www.preemo.com>.

TAVERNA OPA Taverna Opa is the place to go for authentic Greek food and fun with no limits. They focus on a traditional combination of great Greek food, following the unique recipes from Greece. Dried herbs hang from the rafters and village scenes adorn the walls of the rustic interior. Belly dancers and night of music help top of the amazing dining experience. 410 N Ocean Dr. 877-393-4162 SNAPPERS FISH & CHICKEN Snappers Fish & Chicken offers some of the best chicken wings and shrimp in town and not to mention the delectable crab legs and oysters. After your meal try a piece of one of the several carefully prepared homemade cake. you won’t be able to get enough of their food. 17990 NW 27th Ave 305-621-8570 REVALES RISTORANTE Everything is homemade at this tiny and intimate restaurant. The dining room is intimate and quaint in a rustic way. The excellent staff will never make you feel rushed, as you enjoy succulent seafood, fresh al dente pasta, tantalizing sauces. Superb Italian wines, rich cappuccino and stellar desserts complete the experience. 8601 Biscayne Blvd 305-758-1010

TIMO RESTAURANT Timo Restaurant specializes in Italian and Mediterranean dining options for lunch and dinner. Their main dining room is casual and can accommodate up to 90 people. Their menu includes a wide range of dishes such as beet and red onion soups, salads, wood-fired pizzas, seared sea scallops and bacon-wrapped pork tenderloins with vegetable sides. They also provides a selection of wines, this place will captivate you and have you coming back time and time again. 17624 Collins Ave 305-936-1008 HOUSTONS Houstons offers a very diverse menu of American classics beginning with the freshest meats and fish. Experience the suburb quality and exceptional presentation of dishes prepared daily in a beautiful architecturally designed ambiance that helps heighten all your senses. 17355 Biscayne Blvd (305) 947-2000 AREA CODE 55 AREA CODE 55 is the perfect place to bring the entire family for a satisfying meal. This Brazilian steakhouse can offer you an amazing menu selection at affordable prices without jeopardizing the quality of food. 16375 Biscayne Blvd (305) 947-6202

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