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Sun Life Stadium and Marksman Security host Mike Dee, Miami Dolphins CEO BY BARI AUERBACH

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ventura Marketing Council members recently huddled with Mike Dee, CEO of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium when Marksman Security Corporation and Sun Life Stadium co-hosted the AMC’s December breakfast meeting. Kicking off the event at the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, AMC Chair Cliff Schulman of Weiss, Serota, Helfman greeted business and community leaders, who joined in wishing him a very happy birthday by singing “Happy Birthday Mr. Chairman” accompanied by a vivacious squad of Dolphins cheerleaders. On behalf of Marksman Security, Ben Launerts explained why the company’s

Nat Moore, Miami Dolphins / Sun Life Stadium; Aventura Marketing Council Chairman Cliff Schulman, Weiss Serota Helfman; Mike Dee; Ben Launerts, Marksman Security

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Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders with TD the Mascot

Sunny Isles Beach Mayor Norman Edelcup; Aletha Player, FPL; Jordan Laser, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network


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Aventura Marketing Council Quotes of the Year “I find it awe-inspiring that in these tough economic times, our membership has still ‘stepped up to the plate’ to help others. ...we now have 35 sailboats for disabled students of the school system and have raised over $1.4 million for other charitable endeavors. I’m proud to be Chairman of such a loving and caring group of members of the AMC. Happy and Healthy New Year to all of you.” C l i f f S c h u l m a n , We i s s , S e r o t a , Helfman, Pastoriza, Cole & Boniske “This is the Quebec-Florida Chamber’s first trade mission to South Florida and I’m positive this will become an annual event - continuing indefinitely. The Aventura Marketing Council has been one of our models because the partnerships and the energy are absolutely fantastic!” M a r c e l R a c i c o t , P re s i d e n t o f t h e Q u e b e c - F l o r i d a C h a m b e r o f C o m m e rc e a t Q u e b e c , C a n a d a s y m p os i u m h o s t e d b y Av e n t u r a H o s p t i a l , HCA East Florida and IDEA

“The game of basketball opened so many doors for me and made my family’s life so much easier. It’s only right that I give back by showing young kids the right way to go and getting them to be top players - mentally and physically.” N B A A l l - S t a r K e n n y A n d e r s o n h o s t e d b y L a w F i rm o f E i s i n g e r, B ro w n , L e w i s , F r a n k e l , C h a i e t & K ru t “China looks at the investment in their people as a long-term growth strategy – it’s one I think we should all embrace as well. ‘It’s all about China’ - but really all about people and the relationships we cultivate.” Dr. S t e v e n M o l l , F I U V i c e P ro v o s t , B i s c a y n e B a y C a m p u s , hosted by AKAM On-Site-Florida

“Business leaders can now visit our website floridaesgr.com and register their company to be a supporter, pledging to give preferential hiring to returning National Guard and Reserve veterans. Men and women of the Guard and Reserve deserve everything we can do for them because they’re loyal, dedicated and doing a tremendous job.” P h i l l i p S p e a k e , F L E m p l o y e r S u p p o rt F o r t h e G u a rd a n d R e s e r v e , h o s t e d b y B B & T

“Leaders have a ‘laser light’ focus on people. Know everybody’s first name, know what’s important in their life and they’ll know you care.” C h a r l e s P. G a r c i a , author of Leadership Lessons of the White House Fellows hosted by N o rt h w e s t e rn M u t u a l Financial Network

“If we want Florida to be a safe and secure “Together, let’s imagine a world where place our children and grandchildren will want "I am delighted to host this meeting all kids have enough food to eat that’s to be, we need to grow a greater proportion of for the Aventura Marketing Council healthy and nutritious; and where they successful people…It’s all about early investand I look forward to representing this can take pride in growing, harvesting ment. If children get off to the right start in life, community once again as your and selling new food. We can make chances are they’ll have wind at their backs to Florida State Senator." this come true with hard work, love move forward their entire lives.” S e n a t o r G w e n M a rg o l i s and conviction.” S e m i n o l e H a rd D a v i d L a w re n c e , J r. h o s t e d b y R o c k C a f é d i re c t o r o f s p e c i a l City of Sunny Isles Beach events Robyn Melvin at AMC event helping “When I look at these young men and women “A sports team is at its best in relation to its communi“International business - we leading the AMC meeting, I am truly inspired ty outreach when it empowers and encourages people by the fact that this is the generation that will only see it growing and to rally around proactive ideas. Dolphins’ endeavors find the cure for cancer, end world poverty, South Florida is a fine examinvolving the community include our Special Teams restore justice and establish democracy across ple of that. Today, the trend program which now has over 2,000 volunteers; and the the globe. This will be ‘the greatest generation’. is all about going global.” Dolphins Cycling Challenge that raised over $500,000 They’ll get to do it - if we do right by them.” David Adams, editor of this year for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer A l b e rt o C a r v a l h o , S u p e r i n t e n d e n t Poder Enterprise Center.” M i k e D e e , M i a m i D o l p h i n s C E O h o s t e d Miami-Dade County Public Schools, magazines hosted by by Sun Life Stadium h o s t e d b y N o v a S o u t h e a s t e rn U n i v e r s i t y T h e M c K a f k a G ro u p and Marksman Security “Florida can only achieve great“Our South Florida “We want to extend ness with an educated population “The Super Bowl brings in $500office is one of the best our appreciation to – the Florida Prepaid College $600 million of economic impact. - protecting the citithe community for Program is worthwhile to support To be competitive with new stadizens of Florida in all efforts put forth in because it will make a difference ums coming online in new mardifferent ways…from response to the in everyone’s life.” S t a n l e y G . kets, it will become more and hate crimes and law Ta t e , f o u n d e r o f F l o r i d a disaster in Haiti more important to make sure enforcement training P re p a i d C o l l e g e P ro g r a m , and the support we’re on the cutting edge as to helping with hosted by Michael Shear of we receive from the well.” F r a n k S u p o v i t z , N F L discrimination We l l s F a rg o A d v i s o r s Special Events, hosted by Aventura Marketing complaints, legislative JGB Bank C h i e f Council.” “The arts have the and policy issues.” Dr. M a r k P i t c a v a g e , D a v e D o w n e y, M i a m i - D a d e F i re R e s c u e ability to connect “This landmark theater Anti-Defamation League, hosted by ASAP F l o r i d a T F 1 , h o s t e d b y Av e n t u r a people around the will provide a wide range S t a ff i n g S e r v i c e s a n d T D B a n k Hospital and Medical Center world. At AT&T of cultural and educathat’s something we tional opportunities for work hard to do all age groups, all ethAventura Marketing Council ‘Quotes of the Ye a r ’ always. That’s why nicities, all of our resiwe’re a proud dents and neighbors to Compiled by Bari Auerbach/Photography by Andrew Goldstein sponsor of the enjoy.” A v e n t u r a As we all look forward to 2011, it’s time to take a look back at some of 2010’s most memorable quotes AT&T YOUNG Mayor Susan Gottlieb from Aventura Marketing Council business and community leaders as well as special guest speakers STARS SHOWCASE.” a t Wa c h o v i a , A We l l s who were fascinating, moving and inspiring. A toast goes out to thank everyone for making it another Dr. Wi l b e rt “ Te e ” H o l l o w a y o n b e h a l f o f F a r g o C o m p a n y e v e n t b e n e f i t t i n g Av e n t u r a great year for creating business and building community with the Aventura Marketing Council! AT & T, p re s e n t i n g s p o n s o r o f t h e AT & T A rt s & C u l t u r a l C e n t e r YOUNG STARS SHOWCASE plus AMC member charities


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Wandering & Pondering Midweek

worse was Liz telling him that the next weekend she was flying to see Burt and Ivan wasn’t happy with his situation with meeting his family. This made Ivan very Liz. She was very nice easy to talk to, great uncomfortable .He went over to Liz’s home to be around. However she had unusual rules and told her that he was tired of all this midfor dating him. She would only see him on week dating and as far as he was concerned Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thusdays.All when she went to meet Burt’s family he other days were out. Struck him as strange wanted nothing further to do with her. He but she was definite on all this. At first he was quite adamant and told her that when she left he didn’t want to see or talk again to really didn’t care what her reasons her until” hell froze over.” were because she was an occasionThat weekend a gigantic storm al date. However the more he saw hit the area. Nothing moved. her the better he liked what he saw. Ivan spent the weekend at a He finally decided to ask her why neighbor’s bash without even weekends were out. thinking of Liz more than every Liz told him that she was seeing half hour. Monday morning he Burt who could only get together was awakened by a call from with her on the weekends since he DAN PALMER Liz. She told him that the storm lived about one hundred miles away, had stopped her from flying to would fly in on Thursday when they would see Burt and his family and had decided spend the weekend in a hotel and fly out Mondays. She felt she needed a day or so to that maybe his “hell froze over” made her prepare herself for seeing r anyone else. She realize that maybe she should really take a liked the arrangement and if he was unhappy better look at their relationship. Ivan solemnly told her’ Wait until you see what with it then he could go his own way. This arrangement went on for about a I can do with “locusts and firstborns if you year and Ivan found himself brooding about don’t marry me.” They got married and no locusts have Liz He had gotten fonder of her and thinkshown but a first born has. Probably keeping that sharing her in this arrangement wasn’t what he wanted anymore. What made it ing locusts back just in case.

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Sun Life Stadium and Marksman Security host Mike Dee, Miami Dolphins CEO

Nat Moore and Mike Dee, Miami Dolphins / Sun Life Stadium with door prize winners Veronica Martin, North Miami Beach Sr. High (left) and Ashley Boniface, FIU Biscayne Bay Campus (right)

TD the Mascot with guards from Marksman Security and Ben Launerts (right of TD)

Heather Rohan, Aventura Hospital; Dan Palmer, Aventura News

(PHOTOS BY ANDREW GOLDSTEIN) Marcus Bash, Sun Life Stadium; TD; Jeff Levinson, Sabadell United Bank; Eric Knowles, Sun Life Stadium

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motto is “Security personnel and concierge services…right on target.” Founded in 2003, Marksman has since grown to serve over 100 clients throughout South Florida including, Boca Raton Executive Airport, Cinemark Theatres, construction sites, office parks, schools and many luxury residential communities including Mystic Pointe, Vi at Aventura, Turnberry on the Green, Alaqua, Artech, The Peninsula, Trump Towers, Sayan and Beach Club Towers. “At Marksman, we work very closely with leading management companies and pride ourselves on providing top-notch security guard and front desk concierge personnel. We’ve earned our place in the local market largely through integrity, cutting-edge tech-

Right: Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders surprised AMC Chairman Cliff Schulman with a personalized birthday cake

nology and superior training including Department of Homeland Security counterterrorism tactics. We attribute our success to relationships we’ve made through the Aventura Marketing Council and the people on our team who have helped us build a great company. Marksman also supports many charities, public schools and hospitality and tourism programs fostering future leaders.” While Marksman is committed to providing the highest level of customized service in the property security industry, Dee emphasized the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium remain focused on business development and growth – as well as positioning the team and stadium in the forefront of the sports and entertainment field. Dee noted, “The season has not unfolded the way we all hoped but there’s no script to a game or a season and I think that’s what makes the NFL so exciting.

“We’re committed to trying to bring a Super Bowl championship back here - but a sports team is at its best in relation to its community outreach when it empowers and encourages people to rally around proactive ideas Dolphins’ endeavors involving the community include our Special Teams program which now has over 2,000 volunteers; and the Dolphins Cycling Challenge that raised over $500,000 this year for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.” Providing an update on Sun Life Stadium, Dee said, “We’re committed to making sure the stadium is positioned and equipped to serve this community’s best interest as we move into the future. The potential renovation of the Miami Beach Convention Center is also of extreme importance to the tourism industry. We’ve been talking with community leaders about ways to expand and upgrade the stadium and convention center that can

be integrated in a way that makes sense for economic development and job creation. “We have a Super Bowl bid coming up in October for the 2015 game; and the 2016 bid will follow in May of 2011. What’s especially important about the 2016 bid is it’s the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl and it also happens to be the 50th anniversary of the Dolphins. Wouldn’t it be great if the Dolphins were in that 2016 Super Bowl on our home field celebrating a championship? If you can dream it and visualize it - it may happen! We want to make sure we’re ready for those two Super Bowl bids.”

For more information about Marksman Security, call 954-964-6704 or visit marksmansecurity.com. To learn more about volunteer efforts with the Dolphins, click on “Dolphins Special Teams” on their website, miamidolphins.com; to support the Dolphins Cycling Challenge, visit ridedcc.com


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Dance the night away at kosher Pre-New Year’s Eve party at CooLAM Dance Studio NEW! $20 per person Yes... 2010 is coming to a close... and with all that's happened this year, many people are only too happy to welcome in 2011. CooLAM Dance Studio in the Waterways Shoppes in Aventura has an intriguing way to celebrate the New Year... with a Pre-New Year's Eve dance party on Thursday, December 30th, 8:30 p.m. Complimentary light refreshments and a glass of wine are included. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes as the entertainment heats up later with Ran Oz, an Israeli DJ/singer direct from Los Angeles will sing and dance and invite everyone to the dance floor. Tickets are $20 each. CooLAM Dance Studio is located at 3575 NE 207 Street in Aventura.

For details and reservations, call 305741-4219 or visit coolamdancestudio.com

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Fairmont Turnberry Isle strengthens core through new partnership with Pure Pilates To further expand its comprehensive wellness program, the legendary Fairmont Turnberry Isle has teamed with the top Pilates center in the southeast — Pure Pilates — to provide resort guests, club members and locals with the best instruction South Florida has to offer. As part of this new partnership, the 300-acre resort added a Romana Pilates® studio (one of only a handful found in the United States) that features top-of-the-line Gratz equipment within its award-winning Willow Stream Spa at 19999 West Country Club Drive. Pure Pilates at Fairmont Turnberry Isle is overseen by owner and certified instructor Karen Winselmann, whose long list of clients include professional baseball and basketball athletes, the British Olympic Swim Team, aspiring ballet dancers and ice skaters. Pure Pilates hosted the worldwide annual Romana’s Pilates® Conference in both 2009 and 2010. In addition, the acclaimed center has been entrusted for the past two years with arranging the Grand Master Extravaganza, a continuing profes-

sional education for hundreds of instructors. Classes and private sessions will be led by Jaclyn Bachor, who recently moved to Miami from New York. Both Winselmann and Bachor trained under Romana Kryzanowska, a protégé of Joseph Pilates, and teach the same system of exercises and philosophies originally developed and taught by the renowned inventor and his wife, Clara Pilates. “When we were first approached by Fairmont Turnberry Isle about this unique partnership, we knew right away this would be an excellent fit,” said Winselmann. “The addition of a renowned Pilates’ program to the resort’s large array of world-class amenities provides a great draw for locals looking for a day or weekend getaway. Plus, this is the only Romana Pilates® studio in the Aventura area.” Private lessons and group classes are available Sunday through Saturday by appointment only. Mat classes are kept to a maximum of six people. To book a class or private session, call the Willow Stream Spa at 305-933-6930. Pure Pilates also has a studio in Fort Lauderdale.

Jason Stein demonstrates the true meaning of giving back Thirteen year-old Jason Stein of Aventura recently presented his grandfather, who suffers from Parkinson’s Disease, with a check while at the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center last month with money he raised to contribute to the National Parkinsons Foundation. Jason, an 8th grader at Miami Country Day School, son of Janet and Clifford Stein of Aventura, and the Grandson of Carolyn and Gerald Stein, of North Miami Beach, raised $780 for the National Parkinsons Foundation on behalf of his Grandfather, through a website he created with assistance from the National Parkinsons Foundation. Visit www.parkinson.org/jason to see Jason’s Community Fundraising Page, which is currently up and running, and includes a heartfelt wish from Jason for his grandfather, and instructions on how you can be a donor. “I wanted to do something that was truly meaningful, that others would benefit from,” Jason remarked. Additionally, Jason emailed hundreds of people to let them know about the website including schoolmates, teachers, and even

Jason Stein, alongside Mom - Janet Clifford, Grandmother and Grandfather Carolyn and Gerald Stein, presents $700 check to Bill Marsa, president of Herbert Kay Parkinsons Chapter, Aventura ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

friends from his Bar-Mitzvah guest list. Jason also contributed $700 from his very own savings, for a grand total contribution of $1,480. The Herbert Kay Parkinson Chapter, an affiliate of the National Parkinson’s

Foundation, is a non-profit organization with close ties to the University of Miami’s Department of Neurology, and Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders. The chapter began with 15 patients and has

since reached over 100, including members from the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, the Aventura Community Recreation Center, Temple Sinai, and MAR-JCC. Bill Marsa, president of the Herbert Kay Parkinson chapter, runs classes and meetings at the MAR-JCC and welcomes participants to become members with open arms. “Join us for monthly meetings at the JCC or attend one of our weekly classes, which includes Tai Chi, exercise classes, a social hour tea time, breathing and meditation, caregiver sessions, yoga, strength training, and movement classes,” Bill explains. This extensive and growing list of activities is made possible by the partnership Bill has forged with the MAR-JCC. He credits MAR-JCC executive director Gary Bomzer with integrating the chapter’s activities into the JCC’s outreach and community service programs under the direction of Jena Webman. For more information about the Herbert Kay Parkinson Chapter, or to receive a monthly newsletter, call 305-932-1870 or email hkpcbm@aol.com


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‘Many happy returns’

Bari Auerbach LIFE IN THE CITY If your gift return pile now looks about as high as your stack of post-holiday credit card bills, here are some productive problem-solvers for surviving the necessary evil of making “return-trips”: Problem: When the traffic dissipates, you venture back to the mall to return a sweater from Aunt Betty that’s so not your style. All of a sudden, guess who you run into? “Oh, hi Aunt Betty – what a surprise to see you here!” you exclaim, frantically trying to hide the fluorescent lime green sweater with orange and purple polka dots behind your back. Solution: Return gifts when stores first open - or right before they close. It will be easier to get a parking spot – plus, the odds of running into the person who knows nothing about your taste will be drastically reduced. Problem: You want to return an electronic gift but the “best buy” on everything else

you might want is at least $50 more. Repeat this scenario a few more times and you’ll see why leaving home with the best return intentions can often add to the deficit on those post-holiday credit card bills you still haven’t paid off! Solution: Pay the difference for the item you really want and think of it as “a bargain.” Then make another New Year’s resolution to zero out your credit card balances so you can start with a clean slate on the Visa card you never got around to activating. Problem: A friend asks if she can borrow “that cute silver purse” she got you since it will go so well with her outfit. Oops! You already returned the silver purse and bought a wallet you really needed instead. Solution: Return to the store and when you find out they don’t have the silver purse anymore, log on to eBay and win it for a ridiculously high bid. Maybe later you’ll find out the seller is your nefarious friend who “conned you for Christmas.” So whether you wind up getting a refund, store credit or taking the solemn retail oath to never wear something once and return it the next day, remember there’s at least one special gift you wouldn’t ever want to exchange: Enjoying life in the city of Aventura during yet another Happy New Year!

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Cold hands, warm hearts at JCS’ Lapciuc Reception Despite the chilly temperatures outside, Jewish Community Services’ Milk & Honey Reception Dinner recently hosted by Tania and Israel Lapciuc warmed the hearts of over 130 guests who gathered at the couple’s beautiful Miami Beach home. After the candles were lit to mark the seventh night of Chanukah, a very special program celebrated some of JCS’ most generous supporters. This was the eighth consecutive year the Lapciuc family graciously hosted this event to thank donors for contributing to JCS’ food distribution programs which help seniors and others in need throughout MiamiDade County. The evening included keynote remarks from Jackson Health System’s President and CEO Dr. Eneida Roldan and a violin solo by Daniela Lapciuc. One of JCS’ critical food distribution programs, the Milk & Honey campaign takes place each year around Rosh Hashanah when volunteers deliver 500 food baskets to seniors and others in need. In addition, the JCS Kosher Food Bank receives over 2,500 visits annually while the Senior Meals programs provide more than 233,000 meals to individuals who are at nutritional risk. The largest Jewish social service agency in South Florida, JCS annually serves over 35,000 people, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, with mental health, senior support and vocational programs.

For information about JCS, call 305-576-6550 or visit jcsfl.org

Dr. Carlos Valdes-Lora; Dr. Eneida Roldan; JCS Board Chair Shelley Niceley Groff; JCS President and CEO Fred Stock; Event hosts Israel and Tania Lapciuc

Karel Exposition goes social

Larry Karel, President, Karel Exposition –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Connecting with his customers has always been a priority for Larry Karel, president, Karel Exposition Management. Karel Exposition Management (KEM), is the nation’s largest producer of regional furniture and accessory trade shows, known for showcasing an exceptional roster of manufacturers and distributors. Always one to embrace new technology, the Aventura based company, is leading the path in the furniture industry and the entire team is embracing social media. “We want to make it easy for exhibitors and buyers to find us. Social media has added a new enthusiasm in my office. We are re-connecting with customers we lost touch with and communicating with new cus-

tomers from across the country,” said Karel. The company has been incorporating social media in their day to day business for the past few months and with great success. “We are talking to people we lost touch with, generating new leads and selling space,” Karel said. “Everyone is excited!” Karel remembers the day when he pleaded with his father to buy a fax machine and was met with resistance. “Social media is a powerful way for people to stay informed and connected and to stay competitive we will utilize all of the tools at our disposal,” Karel added. Karel’s mantra has always been “For less than a tank of gas, buyers can drive to the show in their own hometown.” And that’s where KEM enters the picture. The company provides cost-effective venues for exhibitors and buyers to conduct business. Don’t look for lavish parties or trendy seminars. These are no-frills shows. At the end of the day, the show managers turn out the lights and everyone leaves for the night. This is great news! For distributors, representatives and manufacturers there’s no costly, permanent showroom to maintain. It’s great for the buyers since the show comes to them. There’s no airfare, hotel room or car rental needed. “So, follow us on Twitter, be our friend on Facebook and connect with us on Linkedin,” he added.

For additional information, call 305 792-9990 or visit http://www.kemexpo.com/index.php; Twitter.com/FurnitureMarket; Facebook.com = Larry Karel; Linkedin.com/in/LarryKarel

Sponsorship deal offered to support Krop Senior High baseball team

BY LYNN CARROLL

It may seem out of season, but it’s time to play hardball, say the folks at Dr. Michael M. Krop Sr. High School. For the uninitiated, they’re talking about the Krop Lightning nine. It strikes far more than it strikes out, but to succeed it needs teamwork both on the inside and from the stands. In that spirit, Krop officials are recruiting supporters for what they call a win-win situation to keep the ball in play. Here’s the pitch directly from Krop’s College Assistance Program Advisor Robert E. Roddy. “We’re offering a full-color, 6-foot banner on our baseball field along with a full-color coupon in our new coupon book,” he says. “It’s an awesome way to promote a business!” Roddy is asking fans to please pass the word along to any business that could bene-

fit from getting word about its products or services out on the playing field. “A small contribution to Krop,” he says, “can not only make a huge difference for our team, but also for any enterprise.” Roddy says in the past Krop has enjoyed a great response from local businesses popular in the community, and always hopes to add to its roster of supporters. And time flies like a shot to the outfield, he says, so there’s some urgency in the situation. “Donors should please contact me as soon as possible,” Roddy says, “as our coupon book and the banners are going to press very soon.” Contributions, he adds, are 100% taxdeductible. Checks in any amount can be made out to Lightning Baseball Booster Club II and sent to Adrienne Scheck, 19400 Ambassador Ct., Miami, FL 33179, or call 305-652-6808, x. 184.


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Sun Life Stadium and Marksman Security Ben Launerts, Marksman Security flanked by Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Sunny Isles Beach City Manager Rick Conner and Mayor Norman Edelcup

Dr. Wilbert “Tee� Holloway, AT&T / Miami-Dade County Public Schools Board Member; Aletha Player, FPL

Jonathan Morris, Jay Steven Levine Law Group; Scott Sander, Sander & Associates; Arnold Goldman, The Alternative Board Cliff Schulman, Weiss Serota Helfman (center) goes for a winning pass flanked by Mike Dee and Nat Moore

Greg Gringruz, iBeautiful.com; Michael Leitman, KioCash Aventura Police Skip Washa with cheerleaders

Dimitry Shaposhnikov, DS Xpress flanked by Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders

Alphoncia Lafrance Mompremier, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network; Eileen Glastein, Bnai Zion Foundation; Alicia Schindler, Miami Jewish Health Systems

Dr. Frederick Knoll, DDS

Barry Snyder, Law Firm of Snyder & Gonzalez with TD and the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders

Nat Moore, Miami Dolphins / Sun Life Stadium; Jordan Laser, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network; Mike Dee


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host Mike Dee, Miami Dolphins CEO Danielle Bogun, Tony Milian and Cathie Starkey, Memorial Healthcare System flanked by Miami Dolphins cheerleaders Dan Palmer, Aventura News (right) presents Ben Launerts, Marksman Security with host plaque

Jan Solomon and Ashley Boniface, FIU Biscayne Bay Campus flank Eric Knowles, Sun Life Stadium

Bal Harbour Mayor Jean Rosenfield and Sunny Isles Beach Mayor Norman Edelcup present AMC Executive Level membership plaque to Casey Lee, DynaServ Florida

Susan Fitch, AKAM On-Site (center) receives AMC Chairman’s Roundtable membership plaque

Above: Jonathan Morris and Jay Steven Levine of the Jay Steven Levine Law Group presented with AMC Chairman’s Roundtable membership plaque

Right: Mayor Rosenfield and Mayor Edelcup present AMC general members with plaques: Ran Oz, CooLAM Dance Studio; Joy Felton, American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Greater Florida Region; Howard Perl, Katzman, Garfinkel & Berger Lance Ross, Oppenheimer & Co.; Niv Alexander and David Harari, Kent Security; Barbara Adams and Emra Batts, MyNetKey

Bruce and Laura Sher, Sher Gallery; Yossef Sagi, Success for Kids; Dr. Annette Weissman, Sunny Isles Beach Community School K-8

(PHOTOS BY ANDREW GOLDSTEIN)

Presenting Officers of the Month: Aventura Commissioners Michael Stern, Bob Diamond and Billy Joel; Ofc. Brian Hankoff; Claudio Stivelman, Shefaor Development; Ofc. Carlos Rivas; Aventura Police Chief Steve Steinberg (Not shown: Det. Michael Leoncini)


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pate, hope for, presume and assume that it will happen. Expect you health to improve Expect your finances to improve. Expect your relationships to improve and they will. It is vital that you leave room for another very important part of this process. Leave room for surprises and serendipity. You need to believe and expect the unexpected to happen. You can start the New Year out right by focusing on your expectations. Take each aspect of your life and day dream about the ideal outcome. Allow yourself to feel the joy of that outcome. Feel the happiness spreading through your body right down to your toes. Smile when you think about it. Think about it and feel it often. You can also start each day by focusing on your expectations for every event and encounter you are going to have that day. It may seem mundane and too simple but the results will be spectacular. You will be amazed at the power of this technique. You will be delighted with the changes that will occur and the life-changing effect this will have. Patricia Frank is a Licensed Psychotherapist. She can be reached at 305-788-4864, 212 308-0309.


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Can Art Improve Your Health? BY CARI COHEN M Once in a while after one of my classes ends, a student will comment, “In my opinion, art is the best therapy,” or, “When I paint, I get away from the world. I relax, and I forget about everything.” Personally, there are days when I feel like I need to paint in order to unleash my inner energy. This has lead me to wonder, why do these feelings of pleasure arise when we express ourselves artistically? And how much truth is in the statement that art can improve our health? It has been in fact proven that anxiety and stress, such common factors in our daily lives, can negatively affect how we feel, not only emotionally but also physically by weakening our body functions. Our immune system tends to weaken as a response. In response, people sometimes turn to physical activity, which undoubtedly helps. However, exercise doesn’t always seem to be enough since we don’t only need to tend to our physical health, but also to our spiritual health in order to feel whole. There is a theory, which has gained a lot of support, that states that artistic expression has the power to change our state of mind by

getting rid of our negative thoughts and allowing positive energy to come in. Therefore, it isn’t a coincidence that alternative therapies such as art therapy that use art as a form of expression are gaining momentum every day. Art doesn’t only stimulate our capacities or develop our creativity and expression as a way to improve ourselves personally, but it also allows us to express our feelings, emotions, and thoughts, ultimately instilling confidence and security in ourselves. Furthermore, art has a liberating and cathartic effect. Every individual is capable of being creative and this is a necessity, an innate impulse found in most people. The ability to create something is where the strength of therapeutic art comes in. Satisfaction, relaxation, and fun are only some of the therapeutic qualities one can find when they engage in an artistic activity. Simply choosing an artistic project that interests you can be the beginning of a healthier life as well as a more satisfied self. “Imagination is not a talent of some men, but is the health of every man” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). Cari Cohen . Artist-Abstract Art-Jewelry . Adults & Kids Art classes. caricohen.com – thefunpalette.com . 786.301.5174

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Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital receives federal approval to open Pediatric Heart Transplant Program First patient successfully transplanted With an expert cardiac transplant team standing by and one patient waiting for a heart, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital achieved an extraordinary milestone on Dec. 15. Just five days earlier, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, the leading Children’s Hospital in Broward and Palm Beach counties, received federal approval from UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) to launch a pediatric heart transplant program, clearing the path for pediatric cardiac surgeon Dr. Frank Scholl to perform the first heart transplant in the hospital’s history. “This is a momentous occasion for our team, but it’s also great news for our surrounding communities and the patients and families we have the pleasure to serve,” said Dr. Scholl, chief of pediatric cardiac surgery at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. “The establishment of this program is truly an advancement in medical care in this community, and one that will impact the lives of many children and families in years to come.”

ists and cardiologists including Kak-Chen Chan, M.D.; Lilliam Valdes-Cruz, M.D.; and Ming-Lon Young, M.D.; as well as with Director of Cardiac Surgery Richard Perryman, M.D., and Chief of Pediatric Critical Care Gerald Lavandosky, M.D. Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, is a facility of Memorial Healthcare System, the fifth-largest public healthcare system in the nation. It is a patient- and family-centered care facility that meets the complex needs of children by providing a wide scope of inpatient and outpatient pediatric services supervised by the largest diversity of board-certified specialists in the region. As an advocate for children’s healthcare and related causes, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital offers community education, child safety programs and the Conine Clubhouse, a home away from home for families of hospitalized children. The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cardiac Transplant team includes (l-r) Maryanne Chrisant, MD, Medical Director; Chris Mashburn, RN, Director of Clinical Programs and Lead Transplant Coordinator; and Dr. Frank Scholl, Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Heart Transplant Program is one of only two programs in South Florida, an area that serves close to 1.5 million children. There are now a total of four pediatric heart transplant centers in Florida: Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg and Shands Hospital at the University of Florida in Gainesville. With this new program in Broward County, many families will benefit from having a specialized team closer to home. Prior to federal approval, statistics showed that a large number of children did not have sufficient access to heart transplant services, and many had to seek services outside South Florida and even out of state. The approval of the program is the culmination of years of strategic planning, including the formation of a pediatric cardiac transplant team with the right mix of expertise and compassion. “The pool of pediatric heart transplant

experts is quite small and finding physicians that would fit in well with our team, had exceptional clinical skills and a philosophy of patient-and family-centered care, was certainly well worth the effort,” said Nina Beauchesne, administrator for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Pediatric Services for Memorial Healthcare System. The core Pediatric Heart Transplant team includes Dr. Scholl; Maryanne R.K. Chrisant, M.D, director of pediatric cardiac transplant, heart failure and cardiomyopathy; and Chris Mashburn, RN, lead transplant coordinator. “Pediatric heart transplant demands a comprehensive team effort,” Dr. Chrisant said. “Beyond the physicians, we’re fortunate to have a team of high caliber, dedicated nurses, intensivists, perfusionists, and laboratory medicine experts – all levels of patient care – who are helping us make this dream a reality.” The transplant team works closely with Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital hospital-

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Just a few days to get end of year finances in order Al Sunshine CBS MONEY WATCH It’s just a few days until New Year’s Eve and the start of a new year, 2011. And that means we’re running out of time to get our last minute financial planning done for 2010 and to get our finances in order for the new year. So what do those plans entail? Paying off holiday bills, tax planning, healthcare spending accounts, insurance options for next year, and that’s just for starters. All these issues will challenge our family budgets and we’re running out of time to prepare. Still, it’s not too late to start by asking

yourself these questions: • How much do I owe on all my bills and what will my yearly income be this year? • Am I withholding enough on taxes to avoid a bigger tax bill next April? • Do I have any money remaining in any flexible spending accounts that I need to use or lose? • What is my money doing for me and where can I cut expenses? • Should I rebalance my investments between stocks, bonds or cash? These are all viable questions and should give you a good basis for determining your strategy. On the other hand, financial experts say that if you ignore your end of the year money management, it could leave you with an expensive — and unwanted — New Year’s surprise. Watch Al Sunshine’s “CBS Money Watch” reports Monday-Friday beginning at noon.


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2011 Chevy Corvette marks 58 years of production Ron Beasley LET’S TALK CARS I’m still somewhat amazed that the Corvette made it through the recent General Motors bankruptcy to continue as a part of the Chevrolet product line. After all, it certainly doesn’t meet the new criteria for smaller, more fuel efficient vehicles. But, survive it did and next year Corvette will mark 58 years of production to continue the claim to being “America’s sports car.” The 2011 Corvette model year sees the same product lineup, one that includes the base coupe and convertible, the rejuvenated Grand Sport and the Z06 and ZR1 performance models. The base Corvette and the Grand Sport models are powered by the LS3 V-8, while the racing-inspired Z06 is equipped with the 505-hp LS7 engine and built on a lightweight chassis. The ZR1 gets a unique supercharged LS9 6.2-liter engine and is the fastest, most powerful car ever

offered by Chevrolet. The 6.2-liter LS3 small-block V-8 engine in Corvette and Grand Sport models is rated at 430 hp and develops 424 pounds-feet of torque with the standard exhaust system. An optional dual-mode exhaust system brings the power to 436 horses and 428 poundsfeet of torque. A standard six-speed manual transmission and an optional six-speed paddle-shift automatic are offered. The Grand Sport was a runaway hit in its debut last year, accounting for almost half of all coupe sales and 70 percent of convertibles. The Grand Sport returns for 2011 with Magnetic Ride Control as an option that includes Goodyear F1 Supercar Gen 2 tires when the car is equipped with a manual transmission. The Grand Sport has widebody styling that gives it wider fenders, a wider track, wider wheels and tires. It has revised shocks, stabilizer bar and springs, and specific gearing to deliver better handling, and it clocks 0-60 in a head-snapping four seconds. A launch control system is standard on models equipped with a manual transmission to optimize performance for full-throttle starts on a racetrack. In the competitive mode, the system will hold a predetermined engine speed while the driver puts the pedal

Corvette Grand Sport has a wider track with wide-body styling and wider fenders.

to the floor, allowing a quick clutch release. The system modulates engine torque 100 times per second to maximize traction. Corvette models offer two suspension choices that allow you to choose the setup that best suits your driving style. The standard suspension is tuned for a balance of ride comfort and precise handling. The optional Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension features magneto-rheological dampers that can detect road surfaces and adjust the damping rates to those surfaces almost instantly for optimal ride control.

The Corvette interior is inspired by the car’s dual-cockpit heritage. The instrument panel and doors are covered with cast-skin foam-in-place trim that looks like a leather panel. Pricing on the 2011 Corvette starts at $49,900. 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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Honoring the men and women serving our country this holiday season By Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz With the holiday season upon us, this is the time of year we gather with our family and friends to celebrate all the blessings we have received. But not everyone has the chance to share the holidays with their loved ones during this joyous time of year. The men and women of our armed forces regularly spend their holiday season protecting our country, and for the past nine years many of our deployed service members have been actively engaged in combating terrorism around the world. As we join family and friends this holiday season and reflect upon 2010, we shouldn’t forget to give thanks to every man and woman who has served our country, or is serving our country, to keep us safe and free. These brave men and women have nobly served our country so that all of us can live free from tyranny. We must never forget this. For over a quarter of a millennium, our country’s citizens have defended the core principles of our democracy – principles set out so eloquently by Thomas Jefferson, and embedded in the Declaration of Independence.

He wrote: “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” These are powerful words – and even more powerful principles. Jefferson’s message stood the test of time and has inspired generations. But we know all too well that living by these principles does not come easily, without pain or a price. Every generation has fought to preserve our freedom and defend life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And every generation has lost young servicemen and women in that defense. One important way my office gives back to local veterans is by hosting an annual Veterans History Project. The project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. The event held in my district every year gives local high school students an opportunity to interview local U.S. Veterans and gather first-hand accounts of their experiences. Over the past several years we have had the chance to sit down with local veterans and hear stories from

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both of them hailed from South Florida. Or maybe it was that they just hit it off. But regardless of the reason, Juan and Jorge soon became close friends. In fact, in 2009, Juan and Jorge and their families joined together to celebrate Thanksgiving at Fort Campbell. I didn’t have the pleasure to know Staff Sgt. Rivandeneria, nor Corporal Villacis. Nor did our families know each other. Yet, my family, and our nation, and everyone reading this column owes a deep debt of gratitude for the service and ultimately the untimely loss of these two brave young men. America’s service men and women face great danger and sacrifice to protect our nation and they should be able to count on the full and unwavering support of their government. As a Member of Congress I will always honor their service and do my part to honor the sacred trust we all have with those who wear the uniform of the United States of America. I am proud to be an advocate for veterans and service members, and my office is always open to you. Whether you have a question, a comment, or you are having trouble with a federal agency, my office is here for 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. You can also find me on the Web where you can sign up for my e-newsletter, at: http://wassermanschultz.house.gov <http://wassermanschultz.house.gov/> I’m also on Facebook or on Twitter @DWSTWEETS

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Ros-Lehtinen reaffirms commitment to winning strategy in Afghanistan, praises troops for progress against insurgents BY LEE STEPHENS U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, commented today on the administration’s release of President Obama’s year-end report on the war in Afghanistan. Statement by Ros-Lehtinen: “The President’s year-end report shows steady signs of progress in Afghanistan, particularly in Southern Afghanistan and in the crucial efforts to train Afghan forces. I am deeply thankful to the men and women of our Armed Forces, whose valor and sacrifice is making all of our progress possible. “It is extremely important that we keep on top of what’s working and what isn’t, as well as where we are making progress and where the trouble areas remain. That’s the way to put together and implement a winning strategy. “The focus must remain on implementing a winning strategy, and not an exit strat-

egy. It is my hope that, as we move closer to July 2011, the administration is guided by conditions on the ground and will not commence a withdrawal against the advice of and facts presented by its commanders in the field. The strategy must be eventbased, not chronologically-based. Meeting goals and objectives is the proper barometer of U.S. successes in Afghanistan, rather than the passage of time. “Pakistan also has a crucial role to play in Afghanistan, and, moving forward, must do a better job at confronting the presence of al-Qaeda, Taliban insurgents, and other militant extremists, and at eliminating their operational safe-havens. “Also, looking ahead to the next Congress, I am eager to work even more closely with the administration to exert strong oversight of our efforts in Afghanistan to help ensure that corruption, mismanagement, and waste do not jeopardize our mission.”

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U.S. Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, staff send cards to Armed Forces U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (center) and her staff took part in the recent “Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes” event conducted every year on Capitol Hill. Rep. Ros-Lehtinen signed holiday cards for U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait with the Red Cross then sending the cards to our troops during the Christmas season. Rep. Ros-Lehtinen considers it a Holiday tradition and honor to sign cards for our brave men and women in uniform. Pictured are (l-r) Luis Buentello; Odete Santinin; Red Cross representative Marin A. Reynes; Ros-Lehtinen; daughter Patty Lehtinen, and Ros-Lehtinen’s DC interns, Jean Pierre Martinez and John Stricker.


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Miami Art Museum breaks ground for new building BY ALLIE SCHWARTZ

Following years of planning and anticipation, Miami Art Museum (MAM) has broken ground for its new Herzog & de Meuron-designed facility in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park and next to the future home of the Miami Science Museum. The groundbreaking ceremony took place the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the museum’s new site overlooking Biscayne Bay. The new Miami Art Museum is scheduled to open to the public in 2013. “Miami Art Museum’s groundbreaking at Museum Park is a giant step forward in Miami’s emergence as one of the world’s great cultural cities,” said Aaron Podhurst, chairman of Miami Art Museum’s board of trustees. “The launch of this construction process signals that the public and private sectors are committed to enhancing Miami’s profile as a global arts destination and we are proud that Miami Art Museum factors prominently into that reputation. “Our new building will fill many roles – as a repository for our city’s greatest works, a resource for learning, an economic engine in our urban core, a gathering place for Miami residents and visitors, and as an architectural icon of our city.” The groundbreaking ceremony featured remarks by Podhurst, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez, Commission vice chair-elect Audrey M. Edmonson, MiamiDade County manager George M. Burgess and MAM director Thom Collins. MiamiDade County Commissioner Sally A. Heyman and Herzog & de Meuron senior partner Christine Binswanger also were onhand for the milestone. The new Miami Art Museum will comprise 200,000 square feet of programmable space, including 120,000 square feet of interior space — more than three times the size of the museum’s current facility — and 80,000 square feet of exterior space ideal for the display of works of art, educational activities,

Pictured (l-r) are Miami Art Museum (MAM) director Thom Collins; Miami-Dade County Commission vice chair-elect Audrey M. Edmonson, MAM Board of Trustees chair Aaron Podhurst, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, Miami-Dade County manager George M. Burgess, and (Photo by Juan Cabrera.) Herzog & de Meuron senior partner Christine Binswanger. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

relaxation and dining. The building will house an educational complex with a library, auditorium, classrooms and workshop space, as well as a café and museum store. “Launching our construction timeline is certainly an exciting moment in the history of Miami Art Museum and Miami, but I’m most looking forward to the expanded possibilities that the new facility will unlock on the programming side,” Collins said. “From large-scale touring exhibitions that will expose Miami to the world’s finest art works, to meaningful educational programs

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for students young and old, the new Miami Art Museum will be a showcase for the power of the visual arts.” Total construction costs for the Miami Art Museum project are budgeted at $131 million, comprised of $100 million in MiamiDade county bond proceeds and $31 million in private sector support raised through the capital campaign. Miami Art Museum has raised an additional $15 million for the institution’s operating endowment and will continue to cultivate donor support throughout the construction project.

Beyond its impact on Miami’s cultural arts community, construction of the new Miami Art Museum is expected to positively influence the local economy. More than $37 million will be spent on local construction labor, and the museum is expected to draw 200,000 new visitors to Downtown Miami each year, accounting for a $12 million annual economic impact, according to a study by Miami Economics Associates. For more information about Miami Art Museum, visit online at <www.miamiartmuseum.org> or call 305-375-3000.


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