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Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center welcomes New Year 5772

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n the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center looks forward to sharing this milestone with its congregation and the greater community. Under the leadership of Rabbi Jonathan Berkun, Chairman of the Board William Landa, President Marcy Resnik, and Executive Vice President Dr. Amir Baron, the year 5772 in the Jewish calendar marks the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center’s twenty first year on its current campus as a vibrant conservative synagogue. Once a small, storefront synagogue and now a bustling spiritual home to more than 2000 Jews, ATJC has many reasons to celebrate. Religious services begin tonight and continue on Thursday and Friday mornings, during which worshippers contemplate

the year that has passed and commit to leading better lives in the year ahead. The Tashlikh ceremony will take place the 2nd Day of Rosh Hashanah, September 30, 5 p.m. at the marina behind the Waterways Shoppes. This annual ritual includes the blowing of the Shofar (ram’s horn) and invites the more than 250 participants to cast breadcrumbs into the water, symbolizing the casting away of personal sins. As Rabbi Berkun explains, “Gathering with our families for the

Cantor David Muchnick and Rabbi Jonathan Berkun ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Tashlikh ceremony is a meaningful way of doing, pray and give charity. enacting the personal transformation we The eve of Yom Kippur, the holiest day hope to achieve in the New Year. In such a of the Jewish calendar, begins with the magnificent, serene outdoor setting, it is solemn service of Kol Nidre, an evening hard not to be inspired to try service named for an to be better spouses, parents, ancient prayer that children, and neighbors in speaks of the power of the year to come.” words and promises. The synagogue’s popular Yom Kippur is observed musical Friday Night Live by fasting and praying service will begin on the and concludes with a outdoor stage at the blast of the Shofar. Waterways immediately This year, congregants following Tashlikh. are invited to reserve their In between Rosh place at the synagogue’s Hashanah and Yom Kippur, “Break-the-Fast Feast,” the Day of Atonement, are October 8 at 7:30 p.m. the Days of Repentance during which Jews are For more information, traditionally encouraged to Cantor Yakov Hadash visit atjc.org or call make amends for wrong- Cantor for Ritual and Youths 305.937.1880 Rabbi Jonathan Berkun at Waterways Shoppes sounding the shofar


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Wandering & Pondering Changes

Bob is 49 years old and his thinking how to deal with this. Elsie has to be kidseems a bit old fashioned. Been married ding. After all they do go out occasionalto Elsie for over twenty five ly and their sex life has been years. Couple of kids that are good. Well, maybe not so much now in their 20s and gone out the last few years when he’s on their own. He’s very been pretty busy. Yet, he has involved in his community and given her a good home in his considers himself in a solid estimation and what else does marriage. True he’s had a few she want? Got to be a man side affairs but never a stay somewhere in this mix. Has to over. Always got home before be. What other reason could she daybreak and equates that with have? DAN PALMER being a faithful husband. Met with Bob for lunch the Got the shock of his life the other day... other day. He moaned and groaned about Elsie told him that she wants a divorce. this situation with Elsie. Trying to be Right now. The reason? Nothing to do nice and helpful I mentioned that if nothwith his occasional meanderings, she just ing else, at least he and Elsie could be feels that it’s time she really found her- friends after all this is over? “Friends?” self. exclaimed Bob” What’s friendship got to Wants to find herself? What? Find do with it? Friends are friends and wives another man? “No,” Elsie says, “Now are wives” that the children are grown and on their Elsie is still going ahead with the own, the thought of spending the rest of divorce. And Bob still can’t understand her life with Tom alone is too much for why? her to contemplate. Tom doesn’t know Sound familiar to you?

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Around Town in Aventura Mo’s Bagels & Deli hosts Aventura Young Professionals Luncheon

AYP Chair Jeff Levinson, Sabadell United Bank and Paul Kruss, Mo’s Bagels & Deli

The Kabbalah Centre hosts AMC SpeedBiz Meeting

Door prize winner of lunch for two Marcos Tabares, Superior Trust and Paul Kruss

Kabbalah team from L to R: Katrina Camaj, David Grundman, Orly Auerbach, Aventura Vice Mayor Zev Auerbach and SpeedBiz Chair, Aventura Comm. Michael Stern, Stern Bloom Media

Hallandale Beach Comm. Alex Lewy and Alana Gabriel, Westin Diplomat

Rony Joseph, Platinum Group Security; Dr. Vann Johnson, Advanced Footcare; Adolfo Ruiz, RBC Bank

Hope Bieri, Berman Chiropractic; Geniene Miller, Beth Torah; Pam Solomon and Andrea Ramos, City of North Miami


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You as a Cab Driver

Patricia C. Frank FRANKLY SPEAKING There is an often told story about a woman’s unconventional cab ride that carries a message for everyone. The driver arrived at an address and honked his horn. After a few minutes he went to the door. A frail woman in her 90’s opened it and he helped her to the car. She kept thanking him profusely. He said it was nothing. He was treating her as he would want his mother treated. She gave him the address and then she asked him if he would mind driving her through downtown. “It’s not the shortest way”, he said. She replied that she did not mind. “I’m in no hurry; I’m on my way to a hospice.” “I don’t have any family left and the doctor said that I don’t have much time.” The driver reached over and shut off the

meter and for the next two hours he drove her through the city. They went to the building where she once worked and the neighborhood where she lived with her husband. They went by a warehouse that was once a ballroom where she danced as a girl. Sometimes, she asked the driver to slow down or stop and she would sit quietly. As the sun began to set she said, “I’m tired, we can go now.” When he dropped her off he refused any payment and gave her a hug. He was deeply touched and did not take any more passengers for the rest of the day. He kept driving around, thinking how different it would have been if she had gotten a rude, angry, impatient driver or one that might have refused to drive her around. What if he had honked once and then driven away? You are a cab driver no matter who you are or what you do. You have many choices and opportunities every day to open your heart and be kind and caring to everyone you meet. Patricia Frank is a Licensed Psychotherapist. She can be reached at 305-788-4864, 212-308-0309.

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Mormons, Jews and Simon Bamberger

Bob Diamond HISTORICALLY YOURS According to the American Jewish Historical Society, Judaism is foundational to the history of Mormonism. Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism in 1830, proclaimed that his followers were direct descendants of the ancient Hebrews, with the tenth Article of Faith of Mormonism proclaiming. “We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (for Smith’s followers) will be built upon this (North American) continent.” Smith sent Orson Hyde to prepare the land of Palestine for the return of the Jews to their ancient homeland. In Europe, Hyde met with Jewish community leaders, not to proselytize them, but to urge them to return to Palestine. On October 24, 1841, Hyde prayed on the Mount of Olives to “dedicate this land…for the return of Judah’s scattered remnants.” Hyde’s mission began a long and continual positive link between Mormons and the modern State of Israel.” Brigham Young,

successor to Smith and called the “American Moses,” led his flock across the desert to the Promised Land. Although Jews were highly respected as the “Covenant people of God,” some early Mormons referred to all nonMormons- regardless of their religion – as “Gentiles.” In 1916, Simon Bamberger ran for governor of Utah. He was the first nonMormon, the first Democrat and the only Jew ever to seek that office. During the campaign, “Bamberger visited a remote community in Southern Utah that had been settled by immigrant Norwegian converts to Mormonism. The community’s leader, a towering Norwegian, met Bamberger at the train and told him menacingly, “You might yust as vell go right back vere you come from. If you tink ve let any damn Yentile speak in our meeting house, yure mistaken.” Bamberger is said to have replied, “As a Jew, I have been called many a bad name, but this is the first time in my life I have been called a damned Gentile!” The Norwegian threw his arm around Bamberger and proclaimed, “You a Yew, an Israelite. Velcome my friend: velcome, our next governor.” The Norwegian was right. Bamberger won the election and served with great distinction.

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Eleven of HCA East Florida’s Hospitals listed on the Joint Commission’s Annual Report naming top performing hospitals

Eleven HCA East Florida hospitals were named the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.

The hospitals earning this designation were recognized by The Joint Commission based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and children’s asthma. HCA EAST FLORIDA HOSPITALS RECEIVING DESIGNATION: BROWARD COUNTY Northwest Medical Center in Margate Plantation General Hospital University Hospital and Medical Center in Tamarac Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation PALM BEACH COUNTY JFK Medical Center in Atlantis Columbia Hospital in West Palm Beach

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY Aventura Hospital and Medical Center Kendall Regional Medical Center ST. LUCIE COUNTY Lawnwood Regional Medical Center St. Lucie Medical Center Raulerson Hospital

Only 405 U.S. hospitals and critical access hospitals earned the distinction of top performers on key quality

measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. To be recognized as a top performer on key quality measures an organization must meet two 95 percent performance thresholds. First they must achieve a composite performance of 95 percent or above after the results of all the accountability measures for which they report data to The Joint Commission were factored into a single score, including measures that had less than 30 eligible cases or patients. Second, they must meet or exceed a 95 percent performance target for every single accountability measure for which they report data, excluding any measures with less than 30 eligible cases or patients. “We are extremely proud that eleven HCA facilities listed in South Florida named as one of The Joint Commission’s top hospitals list. This distinction is a direct result of our physicians and employees dedication in each area of its Key Quality Measures program.” Said Michael Joseph, CEO and President of HCA East Florida, “We will continue to be committed to quality care for our patients and excellence in the communities we serve.”

For more information, call 305-682-7000 or visit AventuraHospital.com


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Victim of Negligent Security? BY JASON NEUFELD, ESQ.

Most negligent security cases boil down to two major issues that involve foreseeability and preventability: (1) Was the event foreseeable? While not all crimes can be reasonably anticipated, many can and are. The history of a particular area can be an incredibly accurate predictor of future criminal activity in that same area. A corollary to this concept is that criminal/security-related events that occur in one type of property (based on a variety of circumstances) may be more likely to occur at similar types of properties – in different locations. If a pattern of break-ins occurs in one location, I would argue that it would be negligent and careless for the owner/developer not to take preventative action to reduce the chances of similar activity occurring in their other locations. Our firm digs deeper and will pull police-incident reports, crime grids, police calls for service reports, subpoena internal property owner reports, security/maintenance company reports, investigate ordinance violations, and more. (2) Was the event preventable? Crime-prevention experts are likely to rely on the Routine Activity Theory and Rational Choice Theory. - Routine Activity Theory states that crime

occurs at a place when there is an intersection of: (a) a likely target; and (b) the absence of any deterrent, such as a guard or detection device; and of course, (c) a potential offender. - Rational Choice Theory simply states that criminals commit their bad acts when the perceived benefits outweigh the perceived risks. So someone with an interest in preventing criminal activity should look to: (i) increase the perceived difficulty of carrying out a crime; (ii) reduce the perceived reward of that crime; and (iii) increase the perceived risks involved. Crime prevention involves hiring an expert with an eye toward strategically placing or protecting ingress/egress points, landscaping, lighting, fencing, that maximizes visibility and communicates control of an area of concern. The idea is to, when possible, manipulate the environment to reduce or increase such factors as necessary. It is a commercial-property owner’s responsibility to consider these variables when risk factors present themselves. Mr. Neufeld is an associate with Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA (www.nkplaw.com) If you would like to speak to an attorney, please call 1-800-379-TEAM (8326) and ask for Jason Neufeld, or email him directly at jneufeld@nkplaw.com.

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Turnberry Isle Miami gets ‘Sweet on Pink’ during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October Turnberry Isle Miami is getting Sweet on Pink this October for a special promotion in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A minimum $1 donation is recommended with each special and all money raised will go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Miami-Ft. Lauderdale affiliate. The public is invited to enjoy the following as part of the Sweet on Pink promotion: • Spa experiences in the pink-painted treatment room at the award-winning Spa & Fitness Center. • Sweet on Pink dessert specials at Cascata Grille and Celebrity Chef Michael Mina’s BOURBON STEAK restaurant. The resort’s executive Pastry Chef Danny Malone plans to create a coconut dome with a raspberry gelee center sprayed with a pink cocoa butter that’ll be served with a chocolate sorbet and a bittersweet chocolate sauce with berries. At BOURBON STEAK, Pastry Chef Andrea Sans Araiza will serve a cheese cake with a pink lady apple compote. • $5 pink cocktails during Thursdays’ Ladies Night at BOURBON STEAK. Because breast cancer strikes every day, not just in the month of October, the award-winning Spa & Fitness Center keeps its signature treatment room pink year-round in an effort to continuously raise money for this very important cause.

For more information, call 305-932-6200 or visit turnberryislemiami.com

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Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus 2011 BBC Food and Recreation Expo Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Recreation Department invites you to participate in the 2011 BBC Food and Recreation Expo October 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring the host of Dinner Impossible, Chef Robert Irvine, from the Food Network. Guests will be treated to a free vendor fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., including participation from organizations such as The Miami Heat, Florida Blue, Whole Foods, 5hr Energy Drink and the Sports Authority amongst many more. The Expo vendor fair also includes health screenings, diet/nutrition sessions, giveaways, free massages and food! At 1 p.m. Chef Robert Irvine will deliver the keynote speech and perform a live cooking demonstration for those pre-registered guests for $20, who will then be treated to a lunch inspired by the Chef and prepared by FIU’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

For more information, call 305-919-4595, 305-919-4272 or contact shaww@fiu.edu


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Ben Launerts and members of ‘Stangs of South Florida’ honored for 8th Annual ‘9/11 Patriot Day Run’ fundraiser The roar of over 275 American Muscle Cars escorted by police and fire rescue units, on their annual ride from Davie, Florida to Islamorada in the Florida Keys, meant only one thing... Ben Launerts, president of Parksman Parking and community leader, in his 2011 Mustang GT, was leading his group, “Stangs of South Florida (SSF)” for the 8th year on their 9/11 “Patriot Run” benefiting fallen patriots. Through sponsorships like title sponsor Power by the Hour and many donations to their silent auction, SSF raises thousands of dollars for the Sheriff’s Fallen Heroes Foundation and the Florida Firefighters Foundation. Launerts and The Stangs were given a surprise honor at the completion of this year’s event when the City of Miami Fire Rescue, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security and Urban Search & Rescue- Florida Task Force II presented Launerts with a plaque noting their appreciation for “...fundraising efforts benefitting their fallen heroes’ families.” It was especially meaningful this year as SSF honored the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and fifteen Broward Sheriffs along with the City of Miami USAR team escorted them all the way to the Keys. For information on SSF or the 9/11 Patriot Day contact Ben Launerts at Ben Launerts accepting plaque on behalf of Run, ben@parksmanparking.com or call 305.610.0892 “Stangs”

Patriot Committee from L to R: Louis Lay, Ricky Ayoung-Chee, Bill Posner, Ben Launerts, Jay Uzzalino, Brandon Launerts, Jeff Baliban, Frank Zingale and Carlos Caneda


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Juicing for Health Shari Lynn Rothstein-Kramer EAT THIS... DRINK THAT For those of you who do not know what I look like, I am scarcely 5 feet tall, weigh less than 90 pounds (wet) and love to eat. I am one of the fortunate that at almost 40something years old, I can still eat just about whatever I want and it doesn’t go right to my hips or thighs…yet. And I, always being acutely aware of my stature, never take that for granted. As a matter of fact, I think that the older I get, the more thankful – and respectful - I am of my body. My husband, who I still think, after 10 years of being together, is one of the most handsome men I know, has recently gained a few pounds and is really unhappy about it. So, in order to get his body back to the way he’d like it, he’s decided to go on a juice cleanse. I, being the supportive and curious wife that I am, decided that I had to go on this adventure with him. It isn’t such a far stretch for me to juice as I love all things natural and vegetal. I was a vegetarian for 20 years before reconnecting

with a filet mignon some eight years ago. I while I love meat, and just about everything else, there comes a time when you start getting sick of eating (yes, I did say that!). Lately, I have been having a hard time figuring out what to eat, not wanting much of anything and that has led me to the place I am now. I have a terrace garden, where I grow mad amounts of herbs, and now it is time for me to reap the benefits of my labor. I will be drinking the herbs that I’ve grown. Okay, so one can’t live by herbs alone – I went out today and bought a Breville juicer, as well as copious amounts of fruits and veggies to begin the cleanse tomorrow. I’ve watched more juice videos on You Tube than one could ever imagine and we will see what happens. I am really excited. I believe that if I can survive without brownies, Werther’s candies and Hershey’s Kisses for about a week I will be fine. I do not remember the last time I went a whole day without chewing, much less without carbs or sugar. I think it will be the beginning of a whole new me…we’ll see. Shari Lynn Rothstein has been writing about food, wine, lifestyles and fashion for more than 20 years, in New York and Florida. She resides in Aventura. Shari can be reached at shari@slkcreative.com for comments, questions thoughts.

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The Continental Group is a Gold Sponsor of 6th Annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon for Susan G. Komen for the Cure ®

The Continental Group (TCG), a FirstService Residential Management company, announced it is a Gold Sponsor of the 6th Annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in South Florida on Wed., Oct. 19, 2011. The event will be held at 10 a.m. at the Woodfield Country Club located at 3650 Club Place, Boca Raton, FL 33496. This is the third consecutive year TCG has sponsored the Pink Ribbon Luncheon through its Continental Cares program. As Gold Sponsors, TCG has twelve seats at the luncheon, in which two seats will be offered to the two employees who raise the most funds for the “Boca Walk for the Cure” – a TCG Boca Raton office fundraiser. The walk will be held on Oct. 14th, with all proceeds donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure South Florida. “The theme of this year’s luncheon is ‘Not for Women Only, Men Get Breast Cancer Too!’” said Gary Pyott, TCG President, Garden Style/HOA and second year Pink Ribbon

Luncheon Committee Co-Chair. “Cancer does not discriminate against age, race or gender; therefore it is important to educate the community about this disease that has affected millions of individuals worldwide.” In addition to the sponsorship, TCG’s Boca Raton, Fla. office has raised an estimated $3,000 throughout the past three years. The money was collected through donations and events such as the walk, jewelry sales and raffles. All of the monies raised at the luncheon will be used for research, education, screening and treatment programs, with up to 75 percent of the money staying in the Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties. The other 25 percent goes to Komen National to fund cutting-edge breast cancer research. The keynote speaker will be Eric Brinker, son of Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® founder and CEO, Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, and the nephew of Susan G. Komen, for whom Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® is named.

Holding oversized check for Susan G. Komen from (l-r) Jayme Gelfand , Regional Director; Michele Bilawsky, CAM; Gary Pyott, President SFL and 2nd to (right) Fern Duberman, Chairman of the Pink Ribbon Luncheon along with Boca office staff ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––


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Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida begins its season with the ballet Harlequinade and the premiere of a piece celebrating painter Gustav Klimt’s 150th anniversary Each season Vladimir Issaev takes his company through an exciting dancing journey, while his audience is anxiously waiting for a new breathtaking experience to begin. For its first program, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida’s 2011-2012 Season will bring the wonderful classical ballet Harlequinade and a new neo-classical piece celebrating the 150th anniversary of painter Gustav Klimt. Vladimir Issaev integrates visual arts and performing arts, creating A Celebration to Gustav Klimt: an exhibition of a creative neo-classical ballet piece, where dancers demonstrate their bravura, while celebrating the colors and the genius of Gustav Klimt. Costumes designed in conjunction with acclaimed visual artist Elena Bond and Issaev himself, will bring a new perspective on stage to Klimt’s wonderful works. For the second part of the program, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida is bringing back Harlequinade, a ballet where Issaev’s creativity and ingenuity combined with his reverence for the classics allows dancers to sparkle.

Did you know that arthritis affects one in every five dogs in the United States? If your dog displays any of the following symptoms, it could be arthritis. Here's more information: • Consistently favoring a limb • Difficulty sitting or standing • Sleeping more • Seeming to have stiff or sore joints • Hesitancy to run or jump • Weight gain • Decreased activity • Behavioral changes If your dog has any of these symptoms for more than two weeks, take him to your veterinarian for an exam. Treatments may include: • Diet changes and exercise to maintain a healthy weight, which will reduce joint stress.

Meow. Whether she's asking for food or attention, your cat can be very demanding and persuasive with just one sound. Interestingly, cats only use that sound with humans. Kittens meow at their mothers if they're cold or hungry, but once they reach adulthood, cats don't meow at each other. Have you deciphered your cat's meows? Here's a guide. Why your cat meows • To greet you: Your cat may greet you with a meow when you arrive home or even when you speak to her. • To get your attention: Cats are generally social animals and will expect a certain amount of attention from you. A meow in this case may mean she wants you to pet her, play with her or talk to her. • To be let in or out: A meow is her way of

Top row (l-r): Jun Tanabe, Kelvin Rabines, Claudia Fernandez, Fan Shi, Vladimir Issaev, Kohhei Kuwana, Yosvany Rodriguez. Bottom row (l-r): Kaori Fukui, Lusian Hernandez, Lillian Hill, DeeDee Rosner, Liza Maltseva ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

• Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), which are the most common form of pharmaceutical treatment for arthritis in dogs. • Over-the-counter treatments, such as pills or food containing glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, Omega fatty acids, or both. • A combination of prescription NSAIDS and overthe-counter treatments to relieve pain and slow arthritis progression. Never give your dog human medications without checking with your veterinarian. Certain medications can be toxic to dogs, and dosages will vary depending on weight. Pet Supermarket carries a vast selection of specialty foods designed for a wide range of diets. We also carry supplements as well as a variety of pet beds, leashes and exercise aids to ensure your pup stays healthy, happy, and comfortable.

requesting (or demanding!) something. If she meows at the door, it's a sure sign she wants to be let in or out. • To ask for food: Cats can get quite vocal at meal time! Besides meowing at her regular meal time, she might also meow when you're in the kitchen, just in case you're willing to feed her again. • To express anxiety: Some cats meow when they're anxious during a thunderstorm, for example, or when they're alone. Does your cat meow too much? If she's being more vocal than normal, take her to the vet. There are various medical conditions that may make her more hungry, thirsty or restless than usual. Respond to your cat's meows with cat food, toys and more from Pet Supermarket.

Originally made into a ballet in 1900, by Marius Petipa, with music by Riccardo Drigo, Harlequinade follows Harlequin and his lover, Columbina, as they outwit Columbina’s father, Cassander who wishes her daughter to marry a rich suitor. Columbina’s friend, Pierretta steals the key away from Pierrot unlocking her house and letting Harlequin in, allowing the two lovers to reunite and more dancing ensues. Twelve professional dancers originally from Japan, China, Australia, Cuba, Peru, Venezuela, and the USA complete the main corps of the company; including medalists at the Korea International Ballet Competition Jun Tanabe and Kaori Fukui, who meet every day at Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida’s studios to be part of this breathtaking season. Performances are scheduled for Oct. 1 and 2 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Oct. 9 at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center.

For tickets and information, call 305.948.4777 or visit artsballettheatre.org


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Mount Sinai Medical Center welcomes John Chaloupka, M.D. Mount Sinai has recruited Dr. The Center of Excellence in John Chaloupka as the new Neuroscience at Mount Sinai Section Chief of the Division of provides a full range of innoInterventional Neuroradiology. vative and promising neuroDr. Chaloupka is an internationlogical solutions and is recogally acclaimed expert in the nized by U.S. News & World neuro-endovascular surgical Report as high performing in management of cerebrovascuneurology and neurosurgery. lar diseases and was one of the In addition, The Mount Sinai first doctors in the world to perHarvey R. Chaplin Family form the detachable aneurysm Emergency Stroke and Chest coiling operation. Pain Center has been desigJohn Chaloupka, M.D Dr. Chaloupka completed nated a comprehensive stroke ––––––––––––––– his medical doctorate at center by the Agency for Johns Hopkins University in 1986, Health Care Administration, meaning receiving post-graduate medical training Mount Sinai follows national standards and in internal medicine and diagnostic radi- guidelines that can significantly improve ology at Sinai Hospital-Johns Hopkins the outcomes of even the most complex Affiliate and Emory University, respec- stroke cases. tively also completing three fellowships For information call 305-674-CARE in diagnostic neuroradiology, endovascu(305-674-2273) or visit msmc.com lar therapy and neurosurgery.

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Miami-Dade Residential Appliance Rebate Program

Residents are encouraged to participate in the Miami-Dade Residential Appliance Rebate Program, designed to help residents decrease energy consumption and increase savings on their energy bills by replacing older and inefficient appliances. With $500,000 in federal funds available through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, rebates are available for the purchase of a new Energy Star refrigerator and/or Energy Star clothes washer. Rebates will be available to MiamiDade County residents only through a pre-registration process on a first-come, first-served basis. Rebates offered to Miami-Dade residents include: • Energy Star refrigerator: $200 rebate • Energy Star clothes washer: $150 rebate • Participants can pre-register online or call 3-1-1 between September 26 and

Rebates will be available to Miami-Dade County residents only through a pre-registration process on a first-come, first-served basis. October 10, 2011 — or until reservations run out — to obtain a rebate reservation number. Rebates are only offered to applicants with a reservation number.

For application form and more information, visit http://green.miamidade.gov/appliancerebate.htm


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The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center announces exciting 2011-2012 season The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center unveils a spectacular new season including Broadway hit Say Goodnight Gracie (Mar. 14 – Apr. 1), the comedy Cups (Oct. 12-22) and Saturday Night Live alumna Ana Gasteyer (Nov. 4). The Melodies and Memories Series adds sophisticated elegance with the music of Kander and Ebb (Dec. 14-18); Jerome Kern (Jan. 18-22); Harry Warren (Feb. 8-12) and the Paramount Pictures era (Mar. 7-11). The Aventura Foreign Film Series screens Kawasaki’s Rose (Jan. 31); The Piano in a Factory (Feb. 28); Revanche (Mar. 27); and My Afternoons with Margueritte (May 1). Comedy takes the stage with Michele Balan (Dec. 3), Corey Kahaney (Jan. 7), The Second City (Feb. 2) and Sarge (Feb. 18). Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida and the Miami International Piano Festival present full seasons, where families can enjoy theater performances of shows based on classic childhood stories. Must-see shows include, Orchestra Miami’s Fifth Anniversary Celebration (Oct. 4), 21st Century Rat Pack (Oct. 29), Stayin’ Alive: Reflections of the Bee Gees (Nov. 5), An Evening with Lucie Arnaz (Nov. 12), Connie James - Raising The Bar: Love Songs From The Great American Songbook (Nov. 19), South Florida Symphony’s Master Concert Series I (Dec. 6). Freddie Roman’s Monticello Memories (Jan. 25-29), The Bronx Wanderers (Feb. 3), The Long and Winding Road (Mar. 1), Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back (Mar. 18) and Simply Streisand: Back to Broadway (Apr. 14).

For more information, call 954.462.0222 or visit aventuracenter.org

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Drag racing with Boys Town Jerusalem

Pictured at the Finish Line are: (first row left to right) Kevin Shacter, Alexander Matz, Avi Weintraub, Mitchell Lazar, Michael Yavner, Gary Arnowitz, Jorge Linkewer, Gary Heldermuth, Kenneth Bernstein, Eran Frai, Ryan and Dennis Amoils. (Second row:) Mitchell Feldman, Brett Bobo, Eytan Laor, David Martin, Spencer Enslein, Daniel Halberstein, Kevin Rader, Hugo Reiter and Stephen Fiske. Not pictured: Les Blumberg, Dirk Goldwasser and Rasciel Socarras. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Florida Friends of Boys Town Jerusalem (BTJ) held their third “Boys Night Out” at Miami GP Raceway where everyone raced Go Karts at 60 miles an hour. Dennis Amoils, Stephen Fiske and Daniel Halberstein co-chaired the evening.

BTJ is one of Israel’s premier institutions for educating the country’s next generation of leaders.

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‘Just do it - right!’ maximize fitness efficiency ‘BY BARI AUERBACH AND CARLA FREDA

At the gym, you keep bending from side to side - so why is your waist getting so wide? You’re doing hardcore cardio – so why are your arms still so soft? To maximize fitness efficiency, knowing “just do it – right!” training tips may be just what you need to overcome plateaus and achieve optimal results. According to expert personal trainer Carla Freda, a former fitness competitor who works with clients of all ages and fitness levels at Olympia Gym in Aventura, there are common mistakes being made in the gym that can be easily corrected by combining proper form with enlightening information. . ‘Waist’ of time It may be “mind bending” to learn that an exercise to avoid is the side bend - especially when performed with weights. “Many people have the misconception that holding hand weights and doing side bends will trim or tone love handles,” Freda says. “But by performing this exercise, you’re actually doing the exact opposite - you’re thickening your waist!” Back to basics Incorporating back and shoulder resistance exercises into your gym routine can make your waistline appear smaller and help you achieve enviable “v-taper” symmetry. If you do the lat pull-down targeting the latissimus dorsi – one of the largest muscle groups of the back – make sure you “just do it – right!” “I often see people pulling the bar down using only their arms and pulling it down way too low, to about stomach level,” Freda says. “The correct form for lat-pull downs is to grasp the bar with the hands a little wider than shoulder width apart and pull the bar just above the chest, letting the body lean back slightly as you pull down.” Spinning your wheels? Do you want to firm and tone? Everyone answering in the affirmative,

should know that while spinning, running and using cardio machines all burn body fat, it’s weight training that creates the optimal muscle tone men and women want most. “Cardio and weight training are both effective fat burning activities, but many women still hold the old common misconception that they’ll get too big if they lift weights,” Freda says. “The truth is that it’s weight training that can create sexy arms, shapely legs, a flat stomach and an overall appealing shape. Not to mention, the more muscle mass you gain, the more calories you’ll burn - even at rest.” Just eat right!’ Ultimately, beyond what you do in the gym, it’s what’s on your plate that determines how great your physique will look. For example, Freda points out, “You can do all the crunches in the world - but unless you’re eating clean, you won’t lose excess fat and see the muscle underneath. The good news is, if you’re burning body fat by doing cardio and weight training, this will allow you to get away with consuming quite a few more calories!” Just remember… “Keep changing up your workouts, make them challenging and you’ll see results,” Freda says. “Talk to a fitness professional for some tips on new and different routines as well as how to improve your nutrition. Or you can just keep doing what you’re doing – and you’ll just keep getting what you’ve always got!”

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Jose J. Alvarez, DMD welcomes Irenia Mendoza, DDS to his practice “Dr. Mendoza is a true professional with a warm, friendly personality that fits in perfectly with our office. We are thrilled to have her here and anticipate she will develop her own loyal patient base in a very short time,” says Dr. Alvarez. “Our goal is to expand our current location while maintaining our high standards of providing quality dental care with the most modern technology available to our industry. Our focus is personalized treatment for each and every patient, and that will always be our priority.” Dr. Irenia Mendoza is a Howard University graduate and completed one year of residency in Advanced General Dentistry at the University of Florida, she is also a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. For information, call 305-948-5002 or visit DrJJAlvarez.com

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Grant received by Jewish Community Services benefits homeless

Jewish Community Services of South “This grant will allow us to significantFlorida (JCS) has been awarded a $20,000 ly increase the level of services we are grant from The Miami able to provide one of the Foundation to provide most vulnerable segThe funds will be used services for homeless indiments of our communiby JCS’ Project H.O.P.E. ty,” viduals in Miami-Dade said Thomas County. Fleischmann, JCS VP of (Homeless Outreach The funds will be used the Rehabilitation and Program for by JCS’ Project H.O.P.E. Employment Division. Employment) to provide (Homeless Outreach Fred Stock, JCS Program for Employment) President and CEO, short-term vocational to provide short-term expressed his gratitude to training, as well as vocational training, as The Miami Foundation well as travel assistance to for their support, saying travel assistance to homeless persons referred “JCS receiving this grant homeless persons to the project by the amounts to a vote of conreferred to the project Miami-Dade Homeless fidence in our organizaTrust (MDHT) Continuum tion’s experience and by the Miami-Dade of Care (CoC). expertise in serving the Homeless Trust (MDHT) homeless population. As one of the MDHT’s service providers, JCS is These funds will be used Continuum of Care an integral part of the CoC. in the most effective way (CoC). Last year, Project H.O.P.E. to help the largest number provided 427 participants of people and positively with either direct job placement or voca- impact their lives.” For more information visit jcsfl.org tional and day labor training opportunities.


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Yes, you can recycle last year’s phone directory BY GAYLE LOVE

Even as the world goes digital, receiving new phone books continues to be an annual fall ritual. But recycling old phone books is a year-round activity. “We accept all kinds of paper materials in our single-stream recycling program,” said Kathleen Woods-Richardson, MiamiDade County Department of Solid Waste Management (DSWM) director. “This time of year, we like to remind our residents that they can recycle their old phone books as soon as they get their new ones, but we’ll be happy to take old phone books any time.” No matter what time of year it is done, recycling old phone books is a great way to help the environment. Considering that the DSWM has more than 350,000 recycling customers, and that an estimated 17 trees are saved for every ton of paper that gets recycled, if Miami-Dade residents were to recycle four pounds of old phone books, that would equal more than 700 tons of recycled paper and more than 11,900 trees saved.

“When you recycle your old phone books, you’re not just helping to save trees and paper,” Woods-Richardson said. “You also help save energy, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions; you help save water, and you help save landfill space for items that must be landfilled.” The DSWM provides curbside recycling service to more than 350,000 single-family households in the unincorporated areas of Miami-Dade County as well as all residences in 21 participating municipalities. Area communities include Cutler Bay, Florida City, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest and South Miami. In 2011, the DSWM’s single-stream recycling program won two awards: a 2011 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties and a “Recycling and Waste Reduction Award for Outstanding County or City Program (Urban)” from Recycle Florida Today. For more information on Miami-Dade County’s recycling program, visit the DSWM’s website at <www.miamidade.gov/dswm> or call 3-1-1.

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‘Wine on Harvest Moon’ at Deering Estate, Oct. 15 BY SHEILA STIEGLITZ

Fine wines, fine food and fine art of Chile and Argentina will be showcased at this year’s Wine On Harvest Moon, “Taste, Tango & Toast to the Andes” at the Deering Estate at Cutler. Presented by South BMW on Saturday, Oct. 15, the Estate will be immersed in the art and culture of the region — outdoors on the rolling lawn under the glow of the harvest moon, and indoors throughout the historic Stone House and Richmond Cottage. Food tasting stations arranged with savory dishes are presented by many area restaurants, including Olivo’s, Smith & Wollensky, Sawa, Sugarcane, The Local Craft Food & Drink, Creative Tastes, and Paella Party. Desserts are catered by Whole Foods Coral Gables featuring elegant pastries, fruit tarts, and mounds of dazzling confections. Sugarcane’s Chef Timon Balloo demonstrates his culinary talent center courtyard, while food journalist Riki Altman describes his creative use of Chilean flavors. Wine tastings presented by Crown Wine & Spirits, compliment the food, and are certain to confirm the Andes’ reputation as an internationally acclaimed wine region. For the oenophiles, some of the Chilean wines being tasted are from the renowned Montes Premium Wines; along with Koyle, a 2008 cabernet sauvignon and Terrapura, a 2009 sauvignon blanc. Argentinean wineries participating are Antigal Winery & Estates, Familia Zuccardi, and Bodegas Norton. “We are proud to once again be the presenting sponsor of Wine On Harvest Moon,” said Joe Canaves, general manager of South BMW. “The Deering Estate at Cutler is a center for cultural arts and a focal point for historic preservation in our South Dade community, and we support the Foundation’s efforts wholeheartedly.” The culture of the Andes is celebrated in native dances, with performers dressed in their traditional costumes. Oscar Caballero and Roxana Garber, creators of the legendary show “The Streets of Buenos Aires,”

perform Argentina’s sensual tango. Two outstanding Chilean dance troupes, Conjunto Alturas and Club De Huasos De Chile, perform their country’s rhythmic folk dances, with a spectacular grand finale. The evening marks the Preview Opening of the Deering Estate’s fall invitational art exhibit, “Just North of the South Pole.” The show highlights artwork of these talented emerging and established Andean painters and sculptors, all residing in South Florida: Jaime Ferrer, mixed media; Daniel Bottero, Isabel Brinck, Ana Candioti, Andres Dominguez, Carla Fache, Rosana Tossi, painters; Josepo, Alberto Carbi sculptors. Wine on Harvest Moon is an evening filled with the sights, sounds and flavors of these two unique countries. But, to get an

even more authentic Andean experience, guests can bid on the high-end Treasures, Pleasures and Adventures live auction that includes enticing international travel to Chile and Argentina. Tickets for Wine on Harvest Moon are $125, and $100 for Foundation members. Proceeds benefit the Deering Estate Foundation whose mission is to protect, preserve and enhance the Deering Estate at Cutler for this and future generations. The Deering Estate at Cutler, is located at 16701 SW 72 Ave. For tickets and information, call 305-235-1668, ext. 263, or go to <www.deeringestate.org>.


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Ballet Etudes Company presents Giselle BALLET ETUDES COMPANY Susana Prieto, Director Presents GISELLE One Show Only! Saturday, October 15th 8:00PM The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater 1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Susana Prieto’s production features Ballet Etudes principal dancer DAGMAR MORADILLOS in her farewell performance of GISELLE! Formerly with the Ballet Nacional de Cuba and Principal Ballerina with Ballet Etudes Company for the past 15 years, Ms. Moradillos has received numerous accolades for her past performances of Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Paquita, Les Syplhides, & Others. Partnering Ms. Moradillos will be internationally acclaimed star JOSE MANUEL

CARREÑO in the role of Albrecht. Mr. Carreño has graced the stages of the world with renowned companies such as American Ballet Theatre, The Royal Ballet, the English National Ballet, and Ballet Nacional de Cuba. A Gold Medalist Winner at several prestigious international competitions, he is the favored partner of many leading ballerinas. In this very special Gala performance, other principal artists will be travelling to Miami Beach to perform with these two great stars! Puerto Rico’s leading ballerina, LAURA VALENTÍN, will perform the role of Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis, in honor of Dagmar Moradillos’ and Jose Manuel

Carreño’s respected careers. JOSE RODRIGUEZ, Director and Principal Dancer of Ballet Nacional de Puerto Rico, will perform the role of Hilarion, the ballet’s Gamekeeper whose passion for Giselle ends in tragedy. Ballet Etudes Company’s production features talented soloists and a full corps de ballet in a detailed version that leaves nothing to the imagination. The story line is fully developed through pantomime and the final tragic moment will leave the audience breathless and in awe. This is a longawaited once-in-a-lifetime theatrical experience not to be missed by ANYONE. Corporate sponsors of the Gala: TotalBank, ODM Performance Solutions, Tiger Business Forms, and Diario Las Americas. ROMANCE! JEALOUSY! REVENGE! REDEMPTION! These are all underlying themes of the ballet GISELLE! Ticket prices are $30, $50, $60 and $100 (VIP Seating). There are discounted prices for SENIORS with ID available only at the box office. Tickets available at The Fillmore Miami Beach Box Office or Call 800-745-3000; Visit www.livenation.com or www.fillmoremb.com. For information,

Email balletetudes@gmail.com. “Giselle is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.” “Giselle is funded by The Children’s Trust. The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County.”


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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY INVITES YOU TO ‘PUT ON YOUR PINK BRA’ Thousands of Miami residents, breast cancer survivors, business and community members will join together and put on their pink bras at the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk to fight breast cancer and provide hope to all people facing the disease. This noncompetitive, fundraising event will unite the community in celebrating breast cancer survivors, educate men and women about the importance of early detection and prevention, and raise money to fund lifesaving research and support programs that will further the progress against this disease. The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will take place at on Sunday, October 9 at the Shops of Midtown Miami at 3201 N Miami Ave. Registration will open at 8 a.m. and the walk will begin at 9 a.m. Participants will need more than sneakers for this year’s walk, as they are encouraged to “Put On Your Pink Bra.” The “Put On Your Pink Bra” campaign empowers walkers to wear pink bras in support of the fight against breast cancer. All across the state, walkers will sport pink bras to represent a personal breast cancer journey or the journey of a survivor

they know. “When you ‘Put On Your Pink Bra,’ you are symbolizing the personal nature of the fight against breast cancer,” said Event Chairperson Claudia Puig. “Participants decorate, bedazzle and bejewel pink bras that tell their individual stories. The range of bras donning lace, glitter, flowers, feathers, jewels and other embellishments is as unique as each Floridian’s battle with this disease.”

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This year’s inaugural “Put On Your Pink Bra” campaign is a part of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program. Money raised through these events funds breast cancer research, provides up-to-date breast cancer information, ensures everyone has access to breast cancer screening and treatments – regardless of income – and provides services that improve the quality of life for patients and their families. “Almost everyone has been touched by breast cancer in some way,” said Cynthia Rodriguez, American Cancer Society Area Executive Director. “Florida ranks third in the nation for the number of new breast cancer cases and the number of related deaths. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer celebrates those who have survived and helps ensure future generations of Floridians do not face this life-threatening disease alone. Making Strides truly demonstrates that hope starts with each and every one of us, right in our hometown.” The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk supports the American Cancer Society’s unique mission to fight cancer on all four fronts: research, education, advocacy and patient services. Over time, the Society has invested more in breast cancer research than any other voluntary public health organization. Since 1972, it has invested nearly $323 million in breast cancer research grants, resulting in many of today’s breast cancer treatments. Media partners for the 2011 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Miami are Local 10, Univision-23, Majic 102.7, Amor

107.5, 1140 AM, La Kalle 98.3, and Mambi 710 AM. Additionally, hundreds of teams from businesses, schools, and community groups from the community will participate. For more information or to sign up for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Miami, please call 306-779-2858 or visit www.putonyourpinkbra.com. ABOUT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest nongovernmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org


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Actress Pilar Uribe to speak to breast cancer survivors BY PHYLLIS TEITELBAUM

Finding  inner  strength  and  hope  during breast cancer treatment will be the focus of featured  speaker  Pilar  Uribe’s  presentation at  this  year’s  Breast  Cancer  Survivors Celebration. The free event for breast cancer  survivors,  their  families  and  friends  is set  for  Wednesday,  Oct.  5,  6-9  p.m.,  at South  Miami  Hospital’s  Clarke  Education Center,  S.  Dixie  Highway  (US1)  and  SW 62nd Avenue. A  stage  and  telenovela  actress,  Uribe also  is  a  breast  cancer  survivor  with  firsthand knowledge of the challenges faced by patients  and  survivors  as  well  as  their loved ones. Diagnosed in 2009, she recorded her entire breast cancer experience and created  a  documentary  to  inspire  others and help them cope. In the short documentary, which will be shown at the event, she shares what she learned and how it helped transform her life. “I  learned  a  lot  about  myself  during  my breast  cancer  journey,”  Uribe  said.  “I  now want  to  help  others  move  through  and beyond  treatment  with  a  new  sense  of  purpose.” Other  speakers  at  the  celebration  include Baptist  Health  breast  surgeons  Robert Derhagopian,  MD,  and  Gladys  Giron,  MD; cancer specialist Grace Wang, MD, and plastic surgeon Brad Herman, MD. More  than  20  community  organizations will have displays and exhibits of interest to breast  cancer  survivors.  There  also  will  be entertainment and a light dinner. The  event  is  free,  but  space  is  limited. Reservations  are  required.  Call  786-5963815. The celebration is hosted by Your Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group. “We began in 1997 as a small event just for our  group,  but  because  it  was  so  well

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Registration open for 16th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure BY ANA MARQUEZ

Registration is open for the 16th Annual Miami/Fort Lauderdale Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd. in downtown Miami. Race participants may register as individuals or form teams and start collecting pledges for the power of 10 challenge. Organizers are expecting more than 20,000 participants and 1,500 breast cancer survivors to participate in this year’s Race for the Cure. Activities include a survivor procession and ceremony, 5K run and walk, one mile fun run and tot run to benefit the fight against breast cancer. Registration currently is available online at <www.komenmiaftl.org>. The schedule for Saturday, Oct. 15: 6:00 a.m., Race Day Registration; 7:30 a.m., Survivor Procession; 7:45 a.m., Survivor Ceremony; 8:30 a.m., Race Begins (5K Coed Run and Walk); 8:50 a.m., One Mile Fun Run, Two survivors are pictured during a past Susan G. Komen Race and for the Cure. 9:45 a.m., Tot Run, ages 2-7. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– What started as one promise between two sisters is now the care for all, and energizing science to find largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated the cures. to the fight against breast cancer in the Since its inception in 1996, the world. Susan G. Komen for the Cure Miami/Fort Lauderdale Affiliate has raised Miami/Fort Lauderdale is part of this some $12 million to help fund breast cannational network dedicated to saving lives cer screening, education, and treatment iniand ending breast cancer forever by tiatives throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, empowering people, ensuring quality of and Monroe counties.

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Arsht Center ‘Miami Made’ program invites artists to submit proposals BY SUZETTE ESPINOSA FUENTES

The  Adrienne  Arsht  Center’s  commissioning program, “Miami Made,” is calling for  new  proposals  from  South  Florida artists  interested  in  extending  the  boundaries  of  the  performing  arts  by  creating, writing,  composing,  or  choreographing  a new work. If selected, that work may be supported by and presented as a work-in-progress or a  completed  short  work  at  the  Adrienne Arsht Center during the 2012 Miami Made Weekend.  MIAMI  MADE  has  been  supporting  the  work  of  local  artists  since before  the  center  opened,  beginning  in 2005. Artists  living  and  working  in  South Florida are invited to submit proposals for new  works  in  any  area  of  the  performing arts, including mixed media, which extend beyond current artistic practices and incorporate new technology. Projects  may  be  of  any  scale  and  suitable for performance either indoors or outdoors. In developing their concepts, artists should take into account the range of venues  and  alternative  spaces  at  the  center (Visit  online  at <www.arshtcenter.org/tech> for details). Proposal  deadline  is  Monday,  Nov.  14, at  5  p.m.  For  guidelines,  go  to <www.arshtcenter.org/miamimade>,  send email  to  <miamimade@arshtcenter.org> or  call  the  Miami  Made  Hotline  at  786468-2094. “Over  the  past  six  years,  Miami  Made has  selected  remarkable  local  artists  from all disciplines to expand the boundaries of the  performing  arts,”  said  Scott  Shiller, executive  vice  president  of  the  Adrienne Arsht Center. “A  number  of  the  works  in  progress have  turned  into  fully  realized  world  pre-

Artists living and working in South Florida are invited to submit proposals for new works in any area of the performing arts, including mixed media, which extend beyond current artistic practices and incorporate new technology. mieres — creating a profound effect on the South Florida arts scene — and some have gone on to tour in the US and abroad, We are  extremely  honored  to  be  part  of  an incredible  process  that  gives  artists  the opportunity to develop their ideas in a professional setting.” This  fall,  the  Arsht  Center  will  select several proposals that will receive funding awards  of  varying  amounts  depending  on the creative needs of each individual project. Selected works may be performed during Miami Made Weekend at the Adrienne Arsht Center in spring 2012. In  conjunction  with  the  call  for  proposals,  the  Adrienne  Arsht  Center’s Education and Outreach Department will offer a writing workshop on Oct. 15 and 16 and a presentation workshop on Nov. 19  and  20.  (Applicants  will  choose  one day  for  each  workshop.)  These  workshops  will  serve  artists  who  wish  to enhance  their  writing  and  presentation skills.

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