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Cutler Bay OCTOBER 27, 2009


Town’s first Chili Cook-off adds spice to fall season BY GARY ALAN RUSE

SFWMD, town work to improve water quality, flood protection

he Town of Cutler Bay celebrated its first annual Chili Cook-off on Oct. 10 and the spicy community event got the fall off to a great start with about 700 people attending. Presented by the Cutler Bay Parks and Recreation Department, the event, dubbed “A Chili Day in Cutler Bay,” took place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200 St. Residents attending either took part in the chili cooking competition or simply enjoyed the dozens of savory family recipes or restaurant specialties, all of which had to be prepared, mixed and cooked on site the day of the event. Special musical performances by The Bogs and Mosquito Heads added to the fun and family entertainment.


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BY RANDY SMITH he South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board recently approved a cost-sharing agreement with the Town of Cutler Bay to treat stormwater runoff, which will improve water quality in Biscayne Bay and upgrade flood protection for residents. “Given its location at the edge of Biscayne Bay, effective stormwater management is crucial for the Town of Cutler Bay,” said SFWMD Governing


Zunilda Valdez of Boom Boom Chili receives one of her awards from Town Councilmember Tim Meerbott. (Photo by William Meiklejohn)

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Relay for Life kickoff party launches fundraising event BY GARY ALAN RUSE he combined Palmetto BayCutler Bay Relay for Life kickoff party took place on Oct. 7 at the Palmetto Bay Village Center, in the facility’s Palm Room, with about 100 people in attendance, including cancer survivors. Relay guests, team captains, team members and committee members joined to organize and plan the upcoming special event that will take place in April 2010. Teams and sponsors need to be set up as soon as possible to prepare for the Relay. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is “a life-changing event” that gives everyone in local communities a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember


loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease by raising money to help research a cure. At the Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are overnight events and 18 hours in length. Last year the American Cancer society set a goal of $35,000 for the chapter and it raised almost twice that amount. For more information on participating in the Relay for Life, contact Jean TongNoon at 305-742-3333, by email at <>; call Kathia Fermin at 305-788-1103, or email to <>.

Pictured are (l-r) Alayne Gonzalez, Jo Ann Parns, Cindy Rindone, Bev Gerald, Irene Royston, Jeany Keens, Diane Helving, Jean Tong-Noon, Saddys Garcia, Kim Waters-Koons, Dolores Triana, Angie Furman and Patricia Farina.

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TD Bank of Cutler Bay earns EDC’s Beautification Award

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Pictured (l-r) are Frieda Brown, vice president of Total Bank; Blanca Mulé, branch manager of TD Bank, and Herb Parlato, EDC executive director. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

BY ROBERT HAMILTON TD Bank of Cutler Bay, located at 19199 S. Dixie Hwy., recently was awarded the Beautification Award for the month of August by the Economic Development Council of South MiamiDade (EDC). EDC chair Ed MacDougall and Frieda Brown, vice president of TotalBank, presented the award to the Blanca Mulé, branch manager of TD Bank, during the EDC’s general membership meeting on Sept. 8. “TD Bank’s dedication to quality maintenance and aesthetics demonstrates what it means to be a good neighbor within a community,” said Herb Parlato, EDC executive director. “The continued beautification of properties such as TD Bank creates a more attractive place to live, work and play.” Sponsored by Total Bank, the award is presented to a different business each month. On Nov. 1, 2008, Commerce Bank and TD Banknorth locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Florida were

branded TD Bank. TD Bank currently has 28 convenient locations throughout South Florida, including seven in Miami-Dade County. The Economic Development Council Beautification Award program was designed to promote awareness of business owners’ pride in their establishments, as well as to foster a sense of pride in the aesthetic aspects of the community. Nominations for this award should be forwarded to the Council’s attention at 900 Perrine Avenue, Miami, FL 33157. Founded in 1992, the Economic Development Council is a public/private not-for-profit economic development corporation. The council’s overall objective is to implement an economic development program that will foster a positive image for the community, attract new businesses that create quality jobs for residents, while diversifying and strengthening the economic base consistent for the future of South Miami-Dade. For more information about the council, call 305-378-9470.



Pictured (l-r) are Jordan, Tinky and Chilli. These three precious dachshunds (hot dogs) are the babies in our home. We got Tinky in 2005 and she had these two beautiful boys in 2008. They were originally going to be sold but after eight weeks of helping mom whelp them we just couldn’t give them up and decided to add to our family. They are all loving and playful and they love to cuddle in Mommy and Daddy’s bed. We can’t wait to see them grow up and meet our future kids one day. -Sam and Masiel Castillo TO SHARE YOUR FUZZY FRIENDS’ PHOTOGRAPHS Email photos of you and your pet to us along with a description of 150 words or less. Please send as .jpg (JPEG) file. Send submissions to <>.

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Parks and Recreation director Alan Ricke was pleased with the event, which he said began its preplanning and promotional stage during the Fourth of July Celebration. “We were all happy with how it turned out for a first-time event,” Ricke said. “The weather and the number of people who came out for it were great. This was our ‘walking event’ — next year we’ll be ‘running’ and improve on this one. The cold weather of the 17th and 18th would have been even better for chili, but overall it was still good.” The Chili Cook-off originally was scheduled for Oct. 17, but was moved up to the Oct. 10 so it would not compete with the Holy Rosary Art Festival. Town Councilmember Tim Meerbott enjoyed the day. “I thought it was a great event — a great way to spend an October afternoon,” Meerbott said afterwards. “We definitely hope to have more of them, as well as some seafood events and others — anything to get the community to turn out and spend some time together. Anytime you can get together for good music, good chili and good company, you can’t ask for more than that.” The winners of the 2009 Chili Cookoff are as follows: CHILI First Place — Boom Boom Chili (Booth # 3);


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Second Place — Divers Down Chili (Booth # 7), and Third Place — T.N.W. Substantial Chili (Booth # 4). SALSA First Place — Home Grown Chili (Booth # 6), and Second Place — Boom Boom Chili (Booth # 3). CORN BREAD First Place — Divers Down Chili (Booth # 7), and Second Place — Boom Boom Chili (Booth # 3). SHOWMANSHIP AWARD First Place — Chickadees (Booth # 2). PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD First Place — Boom Boom Chili (Booth # 3). Mayor Paul Vrooman was unable to attend because he was in California on business, but he did wish to comment on the Chili Cook-off. “I just want to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who helped out with the event — from those who organized it to those who participated.” Vrooman said he’s not a big chili fan, but he would like to see cook-off events featuring chocolate or mangoes in the future.

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Board chair Eric Buermann. “This project will provide tangible public safety benefits for residents and protect the bay ecosystem. This effort is also an example of a long-term community partnership providing both local and regional benefits.” The investment of $210,000 in state funds administered by the district will help Cutler Bay significantly reduce nutrients in stormwater entering the C-1N Canal and, ultimately, Biscayne Bay. An analysis determined the upgrades have the potential to reduce total phosphorus by up to 92.7 percent and total nitrogen by up to 89.5 percent. Cutler Bay, which is investing $240,000 to complete the project, will make a host of improvements including: Upgrading catch basins — water treatment systems that capture debris, sediment and solid materials to prevent

them from flowing into the regional flood control system. Installing sediment traps — water treatment devices that capture eroded or disturbed soil that is washed away during rainstorms. Installing baffles — flat boards, plates or similar devices placed in flowing water to create a more uniform flow, absorb energy and prevent debris and other deposits from entering the regional flood control system. Re-sloping/re-grading existing roads to improve drainage. The improvement plan is the result of a long-term partnership between the district and the town to upgrade its stormwater management system. The district provided Cutler Bay with $200,000 in funding in 2006 to develop its initial Stormwater Master Plan. The plan identified priority locations where improvements were needed for water quality and flood protection.

Oct. 27 - Nov. 2, 2009


Lots of very special events this weekend for residents Michael Miller EXECUTIVE EDITOR

AROUND TOWN MetroBoo at Metrozoo Friday, October 30th and Saturday, October 31st from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Families and kids 12 and under are invited to join the fun as Metrozoo celebrates Halloween with their annual trick-or-treat event. Participate in costume contests, make Halloween crafts and enjoy special performances. Miami Metrozoo is located at 12400 SW 152 Street. For more information, visit <>. Halloween at Southland Mall Saturday October 31st, 3-5 p.m. Visit Southland Mall’s Fountain Area in front of TJ Maxx for trick or treating for the kids. Then the fun continues from 5 to 7 p.m. where kids under 12 can make creepy crafts, play games, and join in the costume contest at 6:30 p.m. 5K Run/Walk For Pediatric Cancer Research- At Deering Estate on Saturday, October 31st, 7 a.m. check-in, 5K run/walk begins at 8 a.m. Help in the fight against cancer by sponsoring or participating in this event taking place at the Deering Estate. There will be food and beverages at the end, along with live music and a children’s area. For more information or to register for the event, visit <>. 18th Annual “In the Park with Art” Saturday, October 31st and November 1st, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Don’t miss the Cultural Council’s 18th annual “In The Park With Art.” See spectacular works of art, enjoy music, and more. Both admis-

sion and parking are free. The event takes place at the Palmetto Bay Village Center, located at Old Cutler Road at Southwest 184th Street. For more information visit <> or call 305-238-0703. Krazy ‘bout Kritters... an event to benefit the Miami-Dade Animal Services Trust Fund, to be held on Sunday November 8 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Pet Heaven Memorial Park, 10901 West Flagler Street. Special guests Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz and Dr. Sara Pizano, Director of Miami-Dade Animal Services. There will be pets available for adoption and donations of money and supplies will be gratefully accepted (visit for info). There will also be a raffle, prizes, refreshments and a silent auction. Don’t miss this, pet lovers! Sports Hall of Champions and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce this past week inducted Palmetto Bay’s own Janet Guthrie, Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500 race car driver; also inducted were retired baseball player and Miami resident Charles “C.J.’’ Johnson, former catcher at UM and for the Marlins and other NBA teams; and Jason Taylor, Miami Dolphins linebacker/defensive end. There was also a presentation of the “Lifetime Contribution to Sports Award” to the Orange Bowl Committee. The event took place at Jungle Island. Thought for the Day: Sometimes the best way to convince someone he is wrong is to let him have his way. — Hugh Roe O’Donnell Gary Alan Ruse contributed to this column. Got any tips? Contact me at 305-669-7355, ext. 249, or send e-mail to <>.

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County Commissioners should live their own rules R. Kenneth Bluh KENNETH’S COMMENTARY Every year each of our county commissioners receives $727,500 (reduced this coming year by $400,000) in discretionary funds, to distribute as they see fit to organizations they deem “in need.” Those of us who follow the distribution of these dollars refer to them as “slush fund” dollars used by commissioners to “buy” votes from Miami-Dade voters. Anyone who understands the function of government knows that these dollars would be distributed more appropriately to the public by a county government department designed to provide financial help to agencies and charities that are in need of financial assistance. Those who receive commissioner-doled funds are expected to show their appreciation, unofficially of course, by supporting the commissioner at reelection time. A few hundred dollars handed out

should be good for a few dozen or so votes. This doesn’t mean that the dollars aren’t being put to good use by the recipients; they are. But the selection of recipients should be in the hands of county staff, not elected officials. Those commissioners who “properly” distribute funds are colored “gray” by the acts of other commissioners who are blatantly buying votes. Now we learn from The Miami Herald that commissioners carry forward, from one year to the next, dollars that they do not spend on staffing and office expenses. Yet, the rules set down by our commissioners require that all unused dollars are returned to the county’s general fund to be re-budgeted for the following year. The Herald tells us that every department, including our county mayor, returns all unused funds — but not our rule-making county commissioners. We are reducing the salaries of our county employees; we are firing hundreds of county employees because we do not have the money to cover their salaries and other expenses. Yet, our commissioners keep their surplus dollars and still allocate to themselves a whole new budg-

––– VIEWPOINT ––– et for the coming year — no credit being given to the carry forward funds. The numbers are staggering, considering the financial state of our county government. Commissioners are hoarding over $5 million in unspent budget dollars, some carrying over for more than one year. The numbers run from commission chair Dennis C. Moss with $1.15 million to Dorrin D. Rolle with $59,024. Commissioner Barbara Jordan was the only commissioner with a “zero” carryforward. Commissioners allocate themselves in the county budget $930,000 each to run their offices. The Herald noted that, by comparison, elected representatives to the Florida House receive $29,784 a year to rent a district office. Their district staff is limited to two employees who are paid by state funds that the representative does not control. Commissioners pride themselves in

being the “legislative branch” of our county government — in other words the guys and gals who write the rules by which our county government is run. It’s a crying shame that our commissioners don’t play by their own rules. And at election time, we let them get away with it and reelect them to yet another term in office. What can I say, except, we get what we elect. No wonder 96 percent of the Herald’s unscientific poll (reported Oct. 18, 2009) said “yes” to the question: [Should the governor] empanel a statewide grand jury to investigate political corruption?

We appreciate your opinions on this column whether in agreement or disagreement. Please send your comments to (fax number) 305-662-6980 or email to <>. The opinions expressed in this column are not necessarily those of this newspaper, its editors or publisher.

Oct. 27 - Nov. 2, 2009


Follow me! I have leadership skills (and I need the money) BY ERNIE SOCHIN


I guess it is time that I take advantage of my great leadership skills. People all over the world seem to get others to not only follow them, but give them lots of money in the process. Recently you all read about this guy Arthur Ray, who convinced people to sweat to death out in Arizona by getting into some sort of sauna or “sweat box” and staying there until some of them died. For this they paid somewhere around $4,000 each. Others signed up for $9,000 Spiritual Warrior retreats — over 5,000 people one year. In 2006 Ray earned more than $10 million. That’s even more than I earn as a town councilman. Some years ago a friend insisted that I go to an EST seminar, something invented by a nutcake named Werner Erhard. Once you signed on, you were required to spend a couple of days locked up in a hall of some type, not allowed to leave, even to go for a bathroom break; no kidding. I guess the idea was to get you to release your inner-self or something and therefore become successful. When I first walked into the initial “pitch room” I noticed a lot of people milling about with strange smiles on their face. This always makes me nervous. You don’t just smile for no reason in my book. A guy got up front and began his pitch on how we all would benefit from this training. He gave his brief history of having been a successful married businessman at one time and how three wives and many jobs later, he finally found himself. As he was talking, I noticed the “smiling faces” at the back of the room counting out their victims and

preparing for the final individual pitch. During the break, my wife and I were immediately separated and forced into corners by the “smiling faces” asking us to sign up now for the next session. I answered, as I usually do, that I would like to think about it a bit before committing. Aha! That, I was told, was my problem that they could cure. I wasn’t willing to take bold steps forward or, in their terms, I didn’t get “IT” (EST means IT is). My wife came to the same conclusion. We agreed and left. Then the phone calls started insisting that we join up. When I finally responded in their language and said, “You don’t get IT… We are not interested!” did the calls stop. Sometime later, I was waiting to meet someone in a Chicago hotel lobby when I noticed a strange group of people with the same telltale smile. I couldn’t resist asking if they were with EST. I, of course, was right on target. Werner Erhard ended his marriage in a costly divorce and has since started several other mystical ventures. Google is full of him! So here goes my idea. As you all know, I love ice cream. It makes me feel good and at least temporarily allows me to forget my troubles and woes. If it works for me, why not try to help others. I am planning to have ice cream eating sessions at a place to be determined. They will only cost $2,000 each, plus ice cream, and we will all gather to tell each other how we have all benefited from this therapy. I will call it “FAT” for Forget All Troubles. Send your deposit checks for $4,000 (two sessions) to me, in care of this newspaper, cash preferred. I will notify you of our next retreat.

Editor’s note: We think he’s just kidding. Please don’t send cash to this newspaper. Councilmember Sochin may be followed on <> or contacted by email at <>.

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Cutler Bay Business Association October 8, 2009

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Julio Robaina addresses CBBA about Insurance issues

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Everyone enjoys lunch provided by Sonny's Bar-B-Q

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Want to build your business by enlisting a large "sales force" without adding to your payroll? Come to every CBBA networking luncheon. Let us get to know who you are and what you do best. Word-of-mouth advertising is what you get by joining the Cutler Bay Business Association. Every month, members and visitors meet to build stronger business relationships. By telling everyone who you are and what you do best, doors open for you to receive business referrals. Real Estate attorney, Tim Sander wouldn't miss the meeting for anything. He says, "I want to be early to the meeting to take advantage of the networking." Everyone attending enjoyed the great taste of barbecue from Sonny's Bar-B-Q of Florida City. Our speaker Julio Robaina, Florida House Representative District 11, discussed the changes happening in Florida's insurance industry and how it affects homeowners and business owners. His topic elicited spirited debate during the Q & A that followed. Join Us in November The next meeting will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 12 at the Palmetto Bay Village Center. For reservations, visit the CBBA Web site <>.

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BY LEE STEPHENS Miami-Dade residents recently joined Commissioner Katy Sorenson and HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital (HealthSouth) of Miami in celebrating National Rehabilitation Week. The commissioner invited the public to a free annual Community Fair on Saturday, Sept. 26, at HealthSouth’s Cutler Bay facility to learn more about health and enjoy fun family activities. In addition, Commissioner Sorenson, in conjunction with HealthSouth and Miami-Dade’s Community Action Agency (CAA), sponsored transportation for seniors living in three housing units in her district: Coral Bay Terrace, Saga Bay Apartments and Lakeshore Apartments. Attendees were able to speak with rehabilitation experts and pharmacists, listened to physician lectures about stroke and the flu, received samples of vitamins and other health-related products, participated in free exercise demonstrations from L.A. Fitness, toured HealthSouth’s state-of-the-art facilities, and got free screenings for bone density, blood pressure, body fat analysis, cholesterol, and blood sugar. Also in attendance were representatives from Habitat for Humanity, Town of Cutler Bay, and Greater Homestead/Florida City Chamber of Commerce.

“I applaud the rehabilitation efforts of HealthSouth, which provides the first step towards healing and living an active life for many Miami-Dade residents who undergo treatment at their facility,” Commissioner Sorenson said. Adults and children alike enjoyed live music and entertainment, including touring a fire truck, playing on “The Beary Fun Bus,” inflatable slide, arts and crafts, martial arts and belly dancing demonstrations, games and prizes, and face painting. Attendees also could see demonstrations from My Gym Fitness Center, and participate in Miami Family magazine’s “Cover Star” contest. WLRN provided its own entertainment, bringing along popular PBS kids’ show characters Maya & Miguel. Reflections Productions Showmobile played music and National Karate Academy provided entertainment while guests enjoyed free samplings of local cuisine. National Rehabilitation Week, celebrated from Sept. 20 to 26, was established in 1976 to create awareness of people with disabilities and the effects of rehabilitation. In 1990, a presidential proclamation designated the third week of September as National Rehabilitation Week, which has grown to include more than 7,000 organizations. For more information, contact Commissioner Sorenson’s district office at 305-378-6677.

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CRHS Jazz Band presents ‘Reef Halloween Jazz Fest’ BY ROBERT HAMILTON


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The Coral Reef High School Jazz Ensemble will present internationally known recording artists and Latin Jazz Grammy nominees Negroni’s Trio with special guest artist Ed Calle in concert on Friday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m., at the “Reef Halloween Jazz Fest.” Coral Reef High School is located at 10101 SW 152 St. General admission is $10. The special night also will include performances by the Coral Reef High School Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Brent Mounger. Whether you like bebop, Latin and or contemporary jazz, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to see and hear some of South Florida’s rising jazz stars alongside the area’s most exciting and established players. Saxophonist Ed Calle is known for his extraordinary ability to play bebop, Latin and contemporary jazz, and pop. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, of Spanish parents, it was obvious from the start that he was a natural player, and now Calle can be heard on hundreds of recordings both as a sideman and soloist. He appears on Grammyaward-winning albums by Frank Sinatra, Vicky Carr, Arturo Sandoval, and Jon Secada, as well as on numerous television and motion picture soundtracks. He also has recorded and performed around the world with such artists as Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias, Michael Bolton, Bob James, Bobby Caldwell,

Rhianna, Extreme, and Vanessa Williams. Among his many solo recordings, Ed Calle Plays Santana garnered a Latin Grammy Award nomination in 2005. His latest release, In the Zone (2006), features original compositions and jazz standards and earned a Latin Grammy nomination in 2007. At the heart of Negroni’s trio are father José Negroni and son Nomar, both hailing from Puerto Rico, plus a rotating pool of guest bassists. They’ve been making strides in the international jazz community since the release of their first CD, Naturaleza/Nature, in 2003. A music professor and classically trained pianist with incredible dexterity, José expertly blends the laid-back feel of the music of his native land with the sophistication of jazz. Beyond this, he often adds various elements of classical music to his compositions. He also displays great musical chemistry with 26-year-old Nomar, a gifted drummer who has been honing his skills as a recording artist since his early teens. On their recent disc, Father & Son (Cacao Música), the trio explores various directions while keeping a firm grip on its Latin roots. For instance, De un Pájaro las Dos Alas features fine work by quatro player Quique Domenech, who plays a call-andresponse melody with José’s piano. Percussionist Alex Acuña is predominantly featured on Cajón y Tecla, which showcases (as the title suggests) both his percussive instrument and the piano.

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‘Sticky & Sweet, Halloween Treat’ to benefit LLS Team in Training Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum, Sandals and Beaches Luxury Included Resort have partnered with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Soceity’s Team In Training (TNT) to host a fundraising event on Friday, Oct. 30, from 7 to 10 p.m., in the River Lounge Night Club at the Epic Hotel, 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way. This is a Halloween-themed evening, so come in your costumes or come as you are. Prizes will be given for the best costumes. If you come, prepare for an evening of fun, rum and frolic. For a donation of only $20, guests will enjoy delicious delectables and rum cocktails compliments of Apple Estate Jamaica Rum. Your donation also gives you a drawing ticket for a chance to win amazing prizes from a sponsor. Winners will be announced at various intervals throughout the night. Plus, with an additional purchase of a raffle ticket, guests will be entered in a special drawing for a weekend getaway to any Sandals or Beaches Luxury Included Resort. To purchase tickets and for more information, contact Olivia Porteous, a Team in Training participant, at 786-473-5708.

HALLOWEEN AT CAULEY SQUARE HISTORIC RAILROAD VILLAGE The Cauley Square Historic Railroad Village, located at 22400 Old Dixie Hwy., will have an event on Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31, from 2 to 6 p.m., and families and their pets are invited. Pictures will be taken inside the giant pumpkin and rides can be taken in the Spooky Horse Carriage around the 10acre village. There will be a “Thriller” dance costume contest, face painting, cotton candy and more. Kim Bankston, a current member of the Platters, will perform live jazz entertainment from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Village Chalet Restaurant. Free parking is available for this event. For more information, call 305258-3543 or visit online at <>. FED’S JUAN DEL BUSTO TO SPEAKS AT GABLES CHAMBER TRUSTEE LUNCHEON The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce will welcome Juan del Busto, regional executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Miami branch, to its monthly Trustee Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 11:45 a.m., at the



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COMMUNITY NEWS briefs Ritz-Carleton, Coconut Grove, 3300 SW 27 Ave. Del Busto will be discussing “The Economic Outlook and the Federal Reserve” during the event, which is sponsored by Rasco, Klock, Reininger, Perez, Esquenazi, Vigil & Nieto, PL. The cost to attend October’s Trustee Luncheon is $55 for onsite registration and future chamber members. SERAPHIC FIRE TO PRESENT CONCERT OF AMERICAN GOSPEL, FOLK MUSIC Seraphic Fire, South Florida’s professional choral ensemble, will present its annual gospel and folk concerts on Thursday, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m., at St. Christopher’s-by-the-Sea, 95 Harbor Dr. in Key Biscayne, and on Friday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables, 536 Coral Way. The all-star ensemble will perform a program that consistently has sold out across South Florida.

From the Appalachian spirituals of the Great Awakening to the folk music of the American frontier, the all-star ensemble explores the fervor, joy and hopefulness of a people rejoicing. The soulful voices of Seraphic Fire’s virtuoso performers bring a one-of-akind energy to these already rousing numbers. Tickets for this event cost $35 and are available now at <>, or by phone at 888-544-FIRE. ‘LIMO TO LUNCH’ TO BENEFIT FLORIDA HEART RESEARCH INST. Due to the huge success of Driven to Dine, an evening gourmet dining event that benefits the Florida Heart Research Institute, the organization debuted “Limo to Lunch,” A Driven to Dine daytime event last year. It was so popular

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that it will take place again this year on Friday, Nov. 6, at Neiman Marcus in the Village of Merrick Park, 4425 Ponce de Leon Blvd. in Coral Gables. The day will start at 10:30 a.m. with a gathering on the second level of Neiman Marcus in the St. John Knit Salon. Guests will select a number that tells them which limo waiting outside of Neiman Marcus they’re supposed to climb into. This limo will take the guest to a mystery restaurant, which won’t be revealed to the guest until they arrive. Upon arrival at the restaurant, the guest will be greeted by the chef and staff and treated to a specially prepared meal, along with accompanying wines. After the meal, the awaiting limo will takes guests back to the reception location. The cost to participate in this event is $150 per person or $1,500 for a limo of 10. There’s no problem if you would like to attend but aren’t part of a group; you will be placed a-la-carte in a limo with other interesting individuals. To make reservations, call 305-6743020. You can visit the FHRI website at <>.

DEDICATION DATE CHANGED FOR PARK SOCCER FACILITIES Miami-Dade Parks will dedicate the first phase of development at Homestead Air Reserve Park — new soccer facilities — with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m. Originally scheduled for Oct. 23, the event had to be changed to the new date due to schedule conflicts. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will feature representatives of the Miami FC professional soccer team talking about the growth of soccer in South Florida. Homestead Air Reserve Park is located at 26851 SW 127 Ave. CORAL GABLES MUSEUM PRESENTS ‘CANSTRUCTION’ The Coral Gables Museum’s First Annual “Canstruction” will take place from Friday to Sunday, Nov. 6-8, at the Museum’s temporary offices at 275 Giralda Ave.

The public is invited to view the entries during Gables Gallery Night and throughout the weekend. Attendees will be encouraged to vote for their favorite structure with a canned food item. All canned goods will be donated to the Daily Bread Food Bank at the end of the competition. Canstruction is a charity committed to ending hunger by using canned goods architecture as a catalyst for change. The Coral Gables Museum is the only South Florida institution granted a license by Canstruction to host the Miami-area segment of this nationwide design/build competion. If you think you have what it takes to design and build a structure made of nothing more than canned food, ingenuity and luck, enter today. For more information and registration, visit < uction>, call Chris at 305-910-3996 or send email to <>. 5TH ANNUAL KEY BISCAYNE WINE, FOOD & SILENT AUCTION, NOV. 13 The Rotary Club of Key Biscayne Foundation has announced an extraordinary wine event, a tasting of “California’s Best Limited Production,”

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with over 15 boutique wineries participating in the upcoming fifth annual Key Biscayne Wine, Food & Silent Auction event on Friday, Nov. 13, at the Links at Key Biscayne, 6700 Crandon Blvd. This is a rare opportunity for wine enthusiasts and amateurs to sample and purchase a selection of limited production wineries at a single wine-tasting event. Most of these wineries make less than 500 cases of wine per year and restrict distribution to their private members. Representatives will pour artisan, vineyard-designated wines made in single barrels from superior appellations in California. The cost to attend this event is $75, if paid by Nov. 2; $85 at the door; $65 for members of the Rotary and its participating charitable organizations. Cash, check, and Visa, MasterCard or American Express Cards are accepted. Complimentary valet parking is available. HUMAN SERVICES COALITION GEARS UP IMAGINE MIAMI CHANGEMAKER EVENT The energy level is high at the Human Services Coalition as volunteers and staff gear up for the third Imagine

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Miami Changemaker conference, “Show Us the Money: for Education, for Health Care, for Human Needs,” to take place on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Temple Israel, 137 NE 19 St. in downtown Miami. The conference’s title conveys the driving message behind the event: taxpayers should know where their money goes and should be engaged in the budgeting process. State Senator and Attorney General candidate Dan Gelber will begin the day with his keynote speech, “Raising the Bar.” Karen Woodall of the Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy, Jennifer Glazer-Moon of Miami-Dade County’s Office of Strategic Business Management, Gihan Perera of Miami Workers Center, and others will speak about Florida’s tax structure, the appropriate use of federal money, as well as the relationship between economic and racial equity. Online pre-registration is available at <> until Nov. 2. Entrance to the conference costs $25, including refreshments and lunch. Scholarships are available; details are on the website. AMERICAN RED CROSS TO SEND HOLIDAY STOCKINGS TO SOUTH FLORIDA TROOPS Being stationed overseas or recovering in a military hospital can be rough for American servicemen and women, especially during the holidays. The American Red Cross wants to make the holidays memorable again for those South Florida airmen, marines, sailors and soldiers by sending them stockings stuffed with goodies such as mp3 players and long distance phone cards. To make that happen, they need your help. If you know of a service man or woman who would love a pick-me-up that not only reminds them of home, but reminds them that as Americans we are all here to support them, submit the following information by email to <>, by fax to 305-644-1038, or by mail to the American Red Cross, 335 SW 27 Ave., Miami, FL 33135, Attn.: Stockings for

the Troops and include name, branch of service, unit name/number and military address. CORAL GABLES OFFERING LIMITED SENIOR TAXI DISCOUNT COUPONS The City of Coral Gables, in collaboration with the Alliance for Aging, is offering a limited number of Senior Taxi Discount coupons to residents of Coral Gables who are age 65 or older. These residents can purchase Senior Taxi Discount coupons at the War Memorial Youth Center during regular business hours. Each coupon is worth $5 in taxi charges and can be redeemed only with the Coral Gables Taxi company (305-444-2828). No other taxi company will accept the coupons. A minimum of four $5 coupons are available for sale at a 50 percent discount price of $10 (a $20 value). The individual or combined coupons can be used any time and expire Dec. 31. There is a limited number of taxi discount coupons available for sale at the War Memorial Youth Center, 405 Biltmore Way. If the program is successful, it may be expanded in the future. For additional information, contact Senior Services coordinator Paul Hunt at 305-460-5608. PRIME OUTLETS EXTENDING BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING HOURS Prime Outlets-Florida City, located at 250 East Palm Dr., will open its doors to holiday shoppers on Friday, Nov. 27, at 6 a.m. for the ultimate jumpstart to Black Friday bargains and will remain open until 10 p.m. Known for everyday savings of up to 65 percent off regular retail prices, Prime Outlets-Florida City’s collection of top brand-name merchants — including Nike Factory Store, Gap Outlet, Carter’s and Tommy Hilfiger — will offer an array of additional savings and exclusive discounts throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. For more information, including a complete store directory and driving directions, visit online at <>.

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Stand-up comic Dom Irrera headlines STU Homecoming BY LINDA RODRIGUEZ BERNFELD Six-time American Comedy Award nominee Dom Irrera is headlining Homecoming Weekend, Nov. 6, at St. Thomas University. The event will take place at the university’s new Fernandez Family Center for Leadership & Wellness, 6401 NW 37 Ave. in Miami Gardens. Irrera, a graduate of the Catholic university, remembers his time there fondly. “They’re the only school that would actually give me a degree in anything,” Irrera said. “I owe them. You know how much a Bachelor of Arts helps in standup comedy.” At St. Thomas (then Biscayne College) Irrera played basketball for a team without its own gym. “Had I known that there wasn’t a gym, I would never have gone there,” Irrera joked. “I was such a basketball junky. I played on the JV team a little bit. I ended up doing plays, doing some basketball, doing some intramurals.” Irrera majored in acting, taking acting courses at Barry College (now Barry University), which at the time was a Catholic women’s college that had a cooperative agreement with St. Thomas. “It was all babes and it was the ’70s,” he said. “My major was at Barry but my degree was from Biscayne.” Irrera said one St. Thomas professor was had a major influence on his life. “I never had Dick Raleigh for a teacher, but he was very inspirational to me,” Irrera said. “He saw me in a play one time. I had a really little part, just a couple of lines. He saw something in me.” There was another priest who Irrera didn’t like as much, so he used to tease him. “I acted like Eddie Haskell to him, I would go, “Hi Father, How you doing?’” he said with a laugh. “He couldn’t stand me.” Among his fond memories of St. Thomas was the outstanding food in the cafeteria. “When the [Miami] Dolphins were there we had really good food in the cafeteria,” he said. “Dolphin-sized burgers.” When the Dolphin season was over, the cafeteria food returned to normal (bad), Irrera said. Once he graduated, Irrera’s big break came on Rodney Dangerfield’s Nothing Goes Right comedy specials for HBO. He won CableAce awards in 1989

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and 1995 and was nominated for a third for his work on Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist. He starred in a standup special for HBO in 1992 called Command Performance. Irrera has been on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The View, and has made several appearances on Oprah. Recent credits include an all-new stand-up special Comedy Central Presents. He also hosted four seasons of Comedy Central’s irreverent football show, Offsides, and Comedy Central’s Behind the Scenes at the American Comedy Awards specials in ’98 and ’99. He was a regular the Fox comedy Damon starring Damon Wayans and his guest-star credits include Seinfeld, Becker, Everybody Loves Raymond and King of Queens. Irrera is the judge on the Supreme Court of Comedy, which airs on DirecTV. In addition, he voices the character Ernie, the demolitions expert, on Nickelodeon’s Hey Arnold. Film work includes a role in Hollywood Shuffle, a cameo in The Big Lebowski, The Fourth Tenor and he played himself in the Rodney Dangerfield/Dom De Luise film, The Godson. Ticket prices are $50 or $25. For more information, call Jerry Bernfeld at 305-474-6857 or send email to <>. Tickets can be purchased on-line at <>.

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U.S. Military saying ‘thank you’ with Wings Over Homestead BY TECH. SGT. IAN CARRIER Through years of war and political turmoil since Sept. 11, 2001, the American people have shown unwavering support for the fighting men and women of this country. Folks may support different candidates, different parties and different agendas, but “We Support Our Troops” stickers can be seen everywhere. A big reason for this support is that this nation’s all-volunteer military is not comprised of nameless, faceless masses. The uniforms are worn by friends, neighbors, sons and daughters, and brothers and sisters. The soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines are part of your community and family. For these reasons, Homestead Air Reserve Base is inviting the South Florida community, its neighbors, to a free air show on Nov. 7-8 as a way to give thanks and foster awareness and confidence for the local military units. This will be the first air show hosted by the Air Force at Homestead ARB since being rebuilt after Hurricane Andrew struck in 1992. “The Air Force has had strong ties with South Florida dating back to the Second World War,” said Brig. Gen. William Binger, 482nd Fighter Wing commander. “We believe that those ties will not only continue but become stronger by inviting our neighbors to this air show.” Wings Over Homestead’s feature performers will be the USAF Thunderbirds who show off the capabilities and professionalism of the finest air and space force in the world. “The Thunderbirds bring a high level of professionalism and excitement to air shows and we’re thrilled that they have chosen to take part in our first Air Forcesponsored air show at Homestead since 1992,” Gen. Binger added. “Our vision is to be one of the most recognized air

shows in the country and give our military and civilian community a chance to spend two fun-filled days together.” With a vision to offer affordable, wholesome entertainment for the entire family, this two-day event will be packed with exciting things to see and do. Wings Over Homestead is set to showcase military and civilian aerial demonstrations and aircraft displays. Free parking and admission ensure the price is right for the current economy. Not only will you be able to see Homestead’s very own F-16 Fighting Falcon jets perform a low-level flyover, but there will be a full schedule of aerial acrobatics, skydiving, vintage airplanes, a jet car, simulated dogfights and helicopter rescue missions. Thunderbird pilots will be available for autographs and photos both days of the air show in the Thunderbird tent. The Air Force, Navy, Army, Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security will all be represented not only in the sky, but on the ground with a vast assortment of vehicles, planes and displays. There will be a space-themed Kidz Zone with a climbing wall, slides and bounce house. The Thunderbirds, based at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, tour the U.S. and the world performing aerial acrobatics in their distinctive red, white and blue F-16’s. The team presents precision aerial maneuvers exhibiting the capabilities of modern, high performance aircraft and the high degree of professional skill required to operate those aircraft. Times for the show are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gates may close early depending on the size of the crowd, so if you are coming to see the Thunderbirds you must get there early. For more information, visit online at <> or call 305-224-7330.

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Friday, November 6th 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. 5950 N. Kendall Drive, Pinecrest Casual and family friendly! This open-air service is free and open to the community. Registration is required. Go to

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Ribfest promises weekend of fun on stage, on the grill BY EDITH TORRES Miami-Dade Park & Recreation — in partnership with Eventus, a leading national experiential, sports and entertainment company — has announced sizzling performances and details for Ribfest 2009, South Florida’s largest annual barbecue and live music festival. The two-day event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7-8, at Homestead Air Reserve Park, SW 268th Street (Moody Drive) and 122nd Avenue. Singer/songwriter/guitarist Joan Jett and the BlackHearts, and rock group Blue Öyster Cult will headline Saturday’s classic rock line-up. Charttopping country music singers Tracy Lawrence and Chuck Wicks are slated to headline on Sunday. Presented by Miller Lite, MiamiDade Parks Ribfest is fired-up with over a dozen grill masters who will compete head-to-head for the best barbecue meat and sauce; from ribs and chicken, to pork and brisket, award winning “ribbers” will be put to the test during the weekend’s ultimate grill challenge.

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The food and music extravaganza will showcase live performances by some of the hottest rock and country music artists; fun-filled activities at the Winn Dixie Family Fun Zone; horse shows; great food; arts and crafts vendors; classic car show; motorcycle rally, and much more. “Fans of Ribfest have made this event an annual tradition that attracts more than 25,000 people from throughout the region, and we’re proud to announce this year’s lineup to them,” said Jack Kardys, director of the MiamiDade Park and Recreation Department.


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“Nowhere else in South Florida can you eat some of the finest barbecue and ribs in the nation, hot off the grill, and simultaneously enjoy concerts by some of the world’s leading artists, all in a beautiful outdoor setting for a moderate cost. “Strategic partnerships with Eventus and corporate sponsors like Miller Lite enable Miami-Dade Parks to continue to offer Miami-Dade County residents such high-quality, family-friendly annual events like Ribfest, now in its sixth year at Homestead Air Reserve Park,” he added. “As a national entertainment company, it is great to be partnering with the Miami-Dade County Park & Recreation Department right in our own backyard,” said Eventus president and CEO Nelson Albareda. “Our goal is to continue to build Ribfest both regionally and nationally by offering consumers an unparalleled event experience, capitalizing on staples of our culture — ribs and music.” Ribfest will take place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8. Tickets at the door will be $15 per person and advanced special family packages are available through Ticketmaster at <>, or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Children 10 and under will be admitted free. Parking is $5 per vehicle; no coolers allowed. Ribfest sponsors include Miller Lite, Winn-Dixie, Boost Mobile, Waste Management, and Peterson’s HarleyDavidson. For more information on Ribfest, visit <> or call 305668-4343, ext 224.



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Halloween is ‘Spooktacular’ at Jungle Island festival BY SANDY EDWARDS This Halloween, Jungle Island is looking for all the princesses, goblins, and superheroes of South Florida. Jungle Island’s Annual Halloween Spooktacular is the place to be on Friday, Oct. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 31. Jungle Island, knowing this year has been a difficult one for many South Florida families, has made the admission price so low, its scary. In honor of the spookiness, adults and kids (3-10) can come into the Jungle for just $13, and kids (ages 3-10) in full costume can come in for just $7. In addition to the everyday fun of Jungle Island, the Halloween Spooktacular features tons of tricks and treats. Special trickor-treat doors will be located all over the Jungle, welcoming South Florida children to knock on the doors for some sweet treats. The annual costume contest, sponsored by Miami Subs, is back and better than ever. Conducted both days at 2:15 p.m., the most extravagant children’s costumes from across the community will parade across

the stage to vie for some great prizes. Plus, there will be live performances of Michael Jackson’s Thriller and the Monster Bash, Goblin Pie-Eating Contests, Creepy Cookie Decorating, ghostly tunes and activities from spooky deejays, arts and crafts stations, a Witch Hunt Raffle, bounce houses and much more. Throughout the weekend, South Florida’s best scarecrows will be on display in the Jungle. Nearly 1,000 students from the Miami-Dade and Broward school systems participated in the Create-AScarecrow contest. More than 60 scarecrows will be incompetion for a free field trip to Jungle Island for the class. Jungle Island’s Halloween Spooktacular will be on Friday, Oct. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 31, with activities from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. For more information, visit online at <> or call 305-400-7000. Jungle Island is located on Watson Island off I-395 on the MacArthur Causeway between Downtown Miami and South Beach.

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Book captures adventurous spirit, life of Amelia Earheart BY SETA ZINK Amelia Earhart was a pilot, yes — but she also was a poet, photographer, hospital worker, truck hauler, fashion designer, student of science, social worker, and mechanic, as well as a wife, friend and lover. Her entire life reflected the adventurous, progressive spirit by which she became the first woman to make the dangerous solo flight across the Atlantic and the first person, male or female, to cross the Pacific alone in an airplane. Her disappearance over the Pacific Ocean in July 1937 leaves her never-resting spirit as an eternal model for crossing boundaries and doing the implausible. An American icon of courage, aviation, and feminism, Earhart is still remembered today as a model of perseverance and self-confidence. Amelia Earhart: The Thrill of It (Running Press; October 2009; 978-0-7624-3763-4; $35; Hardcover) by Susan Wels, documents Earhart’s short yet complex life in depth, using never-beforeseen photographs, artifacts, correspondence, papers, and maps. New as America’s first celebrity fashion documents and letters designer, signing each piece and recently donated to Purdue designing them herself by arrangUniversity, and photos ing details and fabric on a dressfrom the Smithsonian, maker’s dummy in her living Harvard’s Schlesinger room. Library, and the The biography also delves into International Center for Susan Wels Earhart’s pioneering personal life, –––––––––––––––– Photography, make this book an illustrated journey through from refusing to marry except under the condition that she would not have to Earhart’s extraordinary life. So extraordinary in fact that Earhart abide by the antiquated “medieval code of fever has taken America by storm, with faithfulness,” and neither would her recent movies that attempt to capture her spouse, to a scandalous affair with Gore effervescent spirit, first with Amy Adams Vidal’s father, Eugene Luther Vidal, a playing Earhart in the summer block- crack pilot, Olympic athlete, and buster Night at the Museum II: Escape from cofounder of three of America’s earliest the Smithsonian, soon to be followed this airlines. Wels captures Earhart’s unorthodox, fall by Amelia, starring Hilary Swank, unflinching zest for life, shining new light Richard Gere, and Ewan McGregor. And it doesn’t end there. Earhart’s avia- on the amazing story of this legendary tor goggles, leather bomber jackets, woman and her mysterious disappearance scarves, ties, britches, and lace-up boots in a gorgeous volume that’s sure to inspire all portray a woman who was comfortable many others to follow their dreams. Wels is the author of several history sporting an androgynous, functional style of dress, a cutting-edge style that was books, including the New York Times bestrecently noted by designer Jean Paul seller Titanic: Legacy of the World’s Greatest Gaultier as inspiration for his fall 2009 Ocean Liner, Pearl Harbor: America’s Darkest Day and The Olympic Spirit: 100 Years of the collection. Amelia Earhart: The Thrill of It by Susan Games. She is a graduate of Stanford Wels explores all facets of this young revo- University and lives in San Francisco. The author will be discussing her new lutionary’s life. From her trendsetting ways, motivating hundreds of women fly- book at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave. in ers to climb into the cockpits, to her turn Coral Gables, on Thursday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m.


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Schiff, DDS; Legal/Judicial: Judge Joseph P. Farina; Not-for-Profit-Services: Johan Askowitz; Philanthropy: Myra Farr; Positive Living: Everett Stewart Sr.; Public Service: Jocelyn H. Bruce, MD, and Congresswoman Carrie Meek, and Sports and Entertainment: Pili de la Rosa. “Our Positive Living Awards honor these individuals who are doing amazing things to make the world a better place and to make growing older a positive, energizing experience,” said Max B. Rothman, president and CEO of the Alliance for Aging Inc. Major sponsors include BNY Mellon Wealth Management, AvMed Medicare Preferred and Health Foundation of South Florida. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Tickets to the event are $175 per person. For more information, call Jeri Volpe at 305-670-6500, ext. 268, or send email to <>.

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Infiniti EX35: SUV with sports car style, performance Ron Beasley AUTOMOTIVE EDITOR

LET’S TALK CARS The 2009 Infiniti EX35 is a luxury crossover with a nice blend of style and performance, combining the look and feel of a luxury coupe with the flexibility of an SUV. The EX35 even resembles a sports car with its long hood, short front and rear overhangs, rearward cabin and smooth coupe-like roofline. It also has excellent maneuverability, and the wide rear hatch and low load floor make it a good vehicle for everyday use. The EX35 rides on Infiniti’s advanced FM platform, the same underpinning that Infiniti uses for the M, FX and G Coupe and Sedan. The FM platform delivers precision handling and balance thanks to a subframe-mounted independent front double-wishbone suspension with aluminum alloy upper and lower links, highperformance dual-flow pass shock absorbers and stabilizer bar. The rear sus-

pension is an independent multi-link design with aluminum-alloy upper and lower links and axle housing, high-performance dual-flow pass shock absorbers and stabilizer bar. Under the hood is Infiniti’s fourth-generation VQ35HR 3.5-liter V-6 engine, rated at 297 hp and 253 pounds-feet of torque, and a five-speed automatic transmission with manual mode, DS sport mode with Downshift Rev Matching (DRM) and Adaptive Shift Control. Fuel economy is rated at 17/24 mpg for rearwheel drive models and 16/23 mpg for all-wheel-drive models. Steering and braking systems include vehicle speed-sensitive power-assisted steering and power-assisted front and rear discs (vented front) and standard Antilock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). Also standard is Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS), while an advanced Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range) with Preview Braking is optional. The EX35 exterior has many Infinitispecific design elements, including a double-arch grille, large L-shaped headlights

EX35 has a double-arch grille, large L-shaped headlights, integrated fog lights, distinctive LED taillights and a “dynamic arch” profile.

(with available xenon headlights with Adaptive Front lighting System), integrated fog lights, distinctive LED taillights and a “dynamic arch” profile. Other exterior features include a high-mounted rear hatchback spoiler, chrome-finished dual exhaust tips, an available power tilt/sliding moonroof with one-touch activation and standard roof rails. EX35 also has a standard puddle lamp integrated in the driver’s side-view mirror as part of the hospitality lighting. The driver-focused “wave-inspired” cabin layout has a “double-wave” instrument panel, easy-to-read high-contrast gauges with white-and-violet illumination and hos-

pitality lighting with a pin LED light mounted over the center console and a signature analog clock. The instrument panel also has a seven-inch color display with Infiniti controller for the trip computer and additional vehicle information, including the available Infiniti Hard Disk-based Navigation System with 9.3GB Music Box hard drive for music storage and playback. Prices start at $33,800.

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 <>.

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WEEKLY HOROSCOPES Aries - If you want to have an interesting discussion with your friends this week, bring up topics like sex, investments, values, and religion. You will not always agree, but the discussion will be fascinating and enlightening. One of you might even pick up a valuable tip. Taurus - If you want to have an interesting discussion with your friends this week, bring up topics like sex, investments, values, and religion. You will not always agree, but the discussion will be fascinating and enlightening. One of you might even pick up a valuable tip.

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and your brain is laser-sharp this week. Unexpected good news could come by phone or email. Someone wants you to take on some kind of leadership role. You sound, look, and act sharp this week and everyone is noticing.

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If your homeowners or condominium association attorney is taking their legal fees and costs out of your assessments they are collecting (or only collecting the assessments due to the association and then billing the association without collecting such fees and costs on top of the association assessments), then you may want to consider finding a new attorney. Florida Statutes and most association governing documents protect an attorney’s right to collect his or her legal fees and costs in addition to the assessments due to the association. Therefore, if the attorney only collects the assessment amount for the association and then separately bills the association for their legal fees (which fees, in some cases, may be more than the actual assessments collected) then, in essence, the attorney has taken their fees out of the association’s money instead of taking advantage of the association’s legal right to collect all of its legal fees and costs in addition to the assessments. Additionally, some attorneys either bill their association clients up front or at some other stage of the collection matter instead of deferring such legal fees until the matter is successfully concluded and the association also receives its money. While smaller practitioners may need to bill their clients up front or along the way in order to cover overhead expenses and other financial needs, the irony is that most associations in this market cannot afford to pay any legal fees (which is why they need a good collection attorney in the first place) and therefore should consider finding an attorney who agrees to defer all of their legal fees until such legal fees are fully collected from the debtor or the lender. Additionally, having to pay legal fees up front or along the way is actually a deterrent to many associations from even pursuing advisable legal remedies such as filing their own association foreclosures against delinquent owners (instead of just waiting for the lenders to come through) because the legal fees are cost prohibitive.


Some naïve attorneys also allow lenders’ counsel to convince them that the statutory cap for a qualified first mortgagee (who completes a foreclosure against its borrower) also includes a cap on the association’s legal fees and costs. It does not. Such statutory caps, if applicable, only apply to “assessments” and, as such, the legal fees and costs are all recoverable in addition to the capped amount of assessments due from the prior owner. If the Florida Legislature had intended to cap legal fees and costs for qualified first mortgage holders, it would have stated so in the applicable statute. Practically speaking, this also could not have been the intent because the legal fees and costs are typically more than the statutory cap in the first place, which would mean that if the legal fees were capped, the association would not only typically get nothing (because the fees would be greater than the assessments due), but would possibly leave the association upside down owing an additional balance to the attorney, in which case no association would be able to hire an attorney for such purpose. Ben Solomon, Esq. is a partner and co-founder of Association Law Group, P.L. (ALG) and practices in the areas of developer representation and association representation. /

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