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Cutler Bay DECEMBER 9, 2008

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Jim Shiver honored by memorial tree, plaque BY GARY ALAN RUSE special memorial service honoring Cutler Bay resident and activist Jim Shiver, who passed away on June 8 at the age of 71, took place at Cutler Ridge Park on Nov. 25 at noon. A tree was planted in his memory at the park, and a special plaque honoring him was unveiled and will be on display temporarily on the wall of the community building until a permanent location can be found. Shiver was well known in the community for fighting for infrastructure and park improvements as well as for the incorporation of Cutler Bay. As a member of Concerned Citizens, then known as the Cutler Ridge Civic Association, he took part in getting a traffic circle built on Caribbean Boulevard, putting in a left turn at Marlin Road and S. Dixie Highway, and helping pass a $2 million bond issue for Cutler Ridge Park that included a community room. Shiver stayed involved with the informational watchdog group, Concerned Citizens, after the successful push for incorporation in Cutler Bay, and was a vocal member of the town’s parks committee. Councilmember Peggy Bell presided over the ceremony, addressing those who gathered for the event, first at a seated memorial service, and then at the site of the tree. “We planted the tree here because eventually one of the plans in the Parks Master Plan is to have a memorial area,” Councilmember Bell said. “We planted this tree for Jim, and I think this is a really appropriate place because it’s overlooking the building that meant so much to him, and being near the chil-

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Pictured flanking the tree are (l-r) Councilmember Timothy Meerbott, Shiver’s sister Mary Harpel, Councilmember Peggy Bell and Alfie Sergio of Commissioner Katy Sorenson’s office.

Cutler Bay resident needs community’s help for her grandson serving in Iraq BY GARY ALAN RUSE arlayne Behenna, a longtime resident of the Cutler Bay area, is facing a situation that no family member with a loved one serving in the military in Iraq ever wants to face. Not only has her grandson, Michael, been serving in a particularly difficult war zone, but he now also is facing charges in a court-martial proceeding involving the death of a suspected Iraqi insurgent.

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Pictured (l-r) are Susana Herrera, Denny’s Restaurant server; Vilma “Gabby” Trejos, Denny’s Restaurant general manager, and Frieda Brown, vice president of TotalBank.

BY ROBERT HAMILTON

enny’s Restaurant, located at 19313 S. Dixie Hwy. in the Town of Cutler Bay, was awarded the Economic Development Council (EDC) of South Miami-Dade’s Beautification Award for the month of October. EDC chair Ed MacDougall and Frieda Brown, vice president of TotalBank, presented the award to Vilma “Gabby” Trejos, general manager of Denny’s Restaurant, during the EDC’s general membership on Oct. 14. The Economic Development Council Beautification Award program was designed to promote awareness of business owners’ pride in their establishments, as well as to

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Chabad of Homestead/Cutler Bay plans Hanukkah menorah lighting BY LEE STEPHENS Something brand new is being added this year to the already lively, fun-filled mix of holiday events in Homestead. For the first time Homestead will include a Hanukkah Celebration and Giant Menorah Lighting on Sunday, Dec. 21, 5 p.m. at Losner Park. Hanukkah is the eight-day Jewish “Festival of Lights,” this year beginning on the evening of Dec. 21. Each evening at sunset an additional candle is lighted to commemorate the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem some 2,000 years ago. The holiday also celebrates the miracle of one day’s worth of pure ritual oil burning for eight days until a new supply could be obtained. “The message of Hanukkah is one of hope in the face of extreme adversity,” explained Rabbi Yossi Wolff, executive director of Chabad of Homestead. “It’s a message with broad appeal to everyone who believes in religious freedom and that faith and determination can

triumph against even the most overwhelming odds.” People of all ages will enjoy singing traditional songs like Rock of Ages and The Dreidel Song, while eating the free, delectable holiday treats, including tasty potato latkes (pancakes) with applesauce and sour cream, jelly doughnuts, plus chocolate gelt (coins) and prizes for the children. The event will feature live music, jugglers, free gifts, a raffle and much more. Chabad of Homestead is a non-profit organization dedicated to Jewish worship and study, and to fostering an appreciation of Jewish cultural heritage. As spiritual advisor to the Chabad Jewish Center of Homestead and Cutler Bay, Rabbi Wolff will be distributing free menorahs and candles to people wishing to celebrate Hanukkah. For information about Chabad activities, call Rabbi Yossi Wolff, at 305-9756680 or send email to <rabbi@chabadhomebay.com>. Visit the organization’s website at <www.ChabadHomeBay.com>.

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“This has been so hard on us, and I don’t like publicity, but we do need help with raising some of the expenses in Michael’s case,” Behenna said in a recent interview. First Lt. Michael Behenna, 25, is a graduate of the Army ROTC program at the University of Central Oklahoma, and was an infantry platoon leader with the 101st Airborne Division near Sadam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit, Iraq. That platoon was at less than half its normal number of personnel, in a region where the distinctions between friend and foe are often blurred. Lt. Behenna is a product of midAmerica, raised by parents who are career public servants. His father is a retired Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agent, and his mother is a widely respected Assistant United States Attorney who was on the team that successfully prosecuted Timothy McVeigh for the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building. Behenna has been charged with the premeditated murder of Ali Mansur Mohammed on May 16, 2008. Evidence from the Article 32 preliminary hearing held aboard Contingency Operating Base Speicher near Tikrit on Sept. 21-22, revealed that Lt. Behenna had received information from intelligence sources and from the local sheik, head of the Sons of Iraq, that Mansur was involved with the insurgency. On May 5, Lt. Behenna had detained Mansur in his home with illegal weapons in his possession, only to be told on May 16 that Mansur was to be released and returned to his home. Evidence from the Article 32 indicated Mansur was not released to his home, but was taken to a location where the versions of what happened are in dispute. The next day, Mansur’s body was discovered by area residents, who notified the Iraqi police. Mansur had been shot twice,

and appeared to have burns on his neck, face, and shoulders. To help him best defend himself against those charges, Michael and his family enlisted the services of veteran criminal law specialists Jack B. Zimmermann and Kyle R. Sampson of Houston, TX, both former Marine Corps judge advocates. Both were Marine Corps prosecutors, and Jack Zimmermann served as a military judge. Lt. Behenna also is represented by Army Judge Advocates Capt. Tom Clark and Capt. Nick Anderson. After the Article 32 hearing, Zimmermann stated that he was pleased with both the manner in which the hearing was conducted, and the content of the testimony. Zimmermann further stated that ethics rules keep him from making any more detailed comments at this stage of the case. He is known for his strict interpretation of the rules regarding pre-trial publicity, and has advised Lt. Behenna and his parents to decline interviews by the press. Michael’s grandmother, Marlayne, has been involved in the Cutler Bay community for years and was even on the committee that worked for incorporation of the town. Family ties for her have always been close, no matter where her relatives might be. “I have five children and 11 grand children, and we’ll all 100 percent behind Michael,” Marlayne Behenna said. “We know he’s a good person, and we love him.” The Article 32 and pending trial, including costs associated with travel to Iraq for the 15 days, are very high. Zimmermann and Sampson have discounted the fee they would charge for a similar civilian court case, but it is still a significant expense. For this reason, a legal defense fund has been established to help Lt. Behenna pay legal fees and expenses. For more information, visit online at <www.defendmichael.com>. The fund trustee is Jack Dawson, 100 Park Ave., Second Floor, Oklahoma City, OK 731028099.

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dren. It’s a live oak, so it will grow very slow, but it will withstand a hurricane, and we guarantee that if anything happens to this tree, we will replace it.” Councilmember Timothy Meerbott, who represents the district in which the park is located, grew up there as well and found special meaning in the event and offered high praise for Shiver. “I’m glad to be here,” Meerbott said. “I’ve said over and over again what Jim has done for the community. We wouldn’t have a lot of the things we have today; we wouldn’t be the town that we are today, without him. “I appreciated his input. I didn’t always agree with him, that’s for sure, and he would always let me know when he disagreed, but I always appreciated his take on things. He helped me make better decisions and helped make this a better town. “We’re indebted to him and his family for the sacrifices he made for the community, not just for the park but for the street lights, the walk bridge, so many things that he worked on,” Meerbott added. “I’m glad that we were able to remember him in this The plaque honoring Shiver and his photo way.” Jim Shiver’s sister, Mary Harpel, addressed the group of friends, family and town representatives to express her appreciation for the recognition and to recall her brother’s dedication to Cutler Bay. “My brother loved his community,” Harpel said. “There was nothing he wouldn’t do; it was his first priority. Even when we had holidays or when he and I spoke on the phone, it was always about his community and what he could do. “The one thought I have in my heart, which is the only way I can describe him, is that he was a diamond in the rough, but no greater love had anybody than James did for his family and for his community. I’m very proud of him, and I’m very proud that all of you have acknowledged him in such a touching way. Thank you.”

BEAUTIFICATION, 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 Ave., 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

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Remember our service men and women overseas Michael Miller EXECUTIVE EDITOR

AROUND TOWN Holiday Mail For Heroes: The American Red Cross is partnering with Pitney Bowes this holiday season for the Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign. They are collecting holiday cards to distribute to American service members, veterans and their families in the United States and around the world. Their goal is to collect and distribute one million holiday cards to spread holiday cheer and facilitate thanks to these brave individuals and families. Please send cards to this address, following the guidelines listed below: Holiday Mail for Heroes PO Box 5456 Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456 Complete information can be found at: www.redcross.org/email/saf/ Xerox also provides an opportunity to pass some kind words on to our troops. Xerox has collected millions of messages and passed them on to U.S Service Men and Women. Please visit their website at http://www.letssaythanks.com/Home1 280.html The Town of Cutler Bay Police Department tells us that they have been

very successful in reducing crimes by over 18 percent at this time in 2008 compared to the same time in 2007. “Some of the current trends the Town has been experiencing include a high number of vehicle burglaries scattered throughout the Town limits. The majority of the vehicle burglaries were done by the subject breaking/smashing the window. These are opportunity crimes which are usually the result of valuables being left in plain site in a vehicle. Citizens are reminded to secure valuables when leaving vehicles unattended. Another trend within the Town is residential burglaries in the Lakes by the Bay area. These burglaries are occurring at different times of the day and no specific pattern has been observed.” The Cutler Bay police unit of the Miami-Dade Police Department believes that community involvement and education are integral to crime fighting. In an effort to inform the community we can provide presentations on several different topics at HOA meetings, community meetings or other similar venues. Some of the presentation topics are: Domestic Violence Awareness – This presentation covers topics such as Domestic Violence, Repeat Violence, DV effects on Children, Dating Violence, Injunctions, etc. Take 25 - Discusses why and how parents should take 25 minutes to talk to their children on safety awareness. Elderly Abuse – This presentation

can be offered at nursing homes and ALFs. Identity Theft. If anyone is interested in any of these presentations, please email Major Julie Miller at jamiller@mdpd.com with the approximate number of attendees and the name and contact number of person organizing the presentation. Meetings... There will be a Communications Committee Meeting Monday, December 15th at 6:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 10720 Caribbean Blvd., Suite 105. The next Regular Council Meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the South Dade Regional Library, 10750 SW 211th Street, 1st Floor. Free Gift Wrapping at the Falls, across from Cafe’ Med. That’s right— we hear that Christ Fellowship will be providing free gift wrapping during the holiday shopping season, December 13 up to December 24 at the Falls Shopping Center. For more information, contact: Sharon Spallone, Assistant to Pastor Eric Geiger Christ Fellowship 8900 SW 168 Street Miami, FL 33157 305-238-1818 Ext. 240 Or visit http://www.cfmiami.org My wife, Susan and I went out to dinner at Carrabba’s the other night with Nick and Nancy Poulos. Dinner was

great and Ray, our server, did a great job and was very helpful. The wait to get in was relatively short and the food was way better than good and was very affordable. If you haven’t been there yet, you should go, you’ll really enjoy the whole experience and by the way, the restaurant is in the city’s new parking garage on S.W. 73 Street. P.S. Couldn’t help but notice Jeanette Navarro, the Human Resource manager at the City of South Miami, who was there with her family. Also, stopped in over at Khoury’s, for a cup of coffee and some dessert. Golly, and I thought I couldn’t eat anymore… Maroun and his family now have just celebrated 15 years of serving some great Lebanese food, and they always take great care of us. You’ve really got to have dinner at Khoury’s—you’ll not only enjoy the food, you’ll love the friendly family atmosphere that they’ve created. They’re located at 5887 S.W. 73rd Street, and their phone number is 305-662-7707. Thought for the Day: Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius. — George Bernard Shaw Gary Alan Rusecontributed to this column. Got any tips? Contact me at 305-669-7355, ext. 249, or send e-mail to <Michael@communitynewspapers.com>.

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Educational system makes it too easy not to learn R. Kenneth Bluh KENNETH’S COMMENTARY I received a call from a young student in her sophomore year at Miami Dade College who had a lot to say after reading last week’s column “Connecting Classes to Careers.” Her opening remarks were “Why don’t we just require students to stay in school until they graduate? And, enforce it!” The basic thrust of her conversation was that our school system makes it too easy for a student not to attend school. “Ever see those little roadside signs ‘GED in 60 days’?” GED, she reminded me stands for General Education Development. “It’s a cheap, quick substitute for a secondary education,” she explained. “You don’t learn much with the GED! And don’t let them tell you that getting a fast

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VIEWPOINT on to the next kid!” Somehow we must figure out how to make a student want an education. We spend virtually no time with career awareness programs. Students are expected, I assume, to know what’s out there as far as earning a living is concerned. Our youth must be made aware of the benefit of attending a college or a tech school that will prepare them for far better paying jobs than working at a supermarket as a bagboy and hoping that something better may come along in the future. The young lady on the phone was thankful for the fact that her Cuban parents fought to come to the United States. Their drive to seek a better life for their children was the force behind their daughter’s desire for a high school

education and preparation for an undergraduate degree. The goal for this young lady is to keep earning good grades at Miami Dade, and then earn a scholarship to the University of Miami or FIU. She knows where she is going. She is family- and self-motivated. Many kids don’t have that benefit. Somehow we must find the way to keep our kids in school. We must create an atmosphere that motivates our children to see the long-term benefits of an education.

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I just received this email from a viewer and I thought I would pass it along: It asked, “Why did we bail out the banks, when all they have done is turned around and increased the credit card percentages to the max. My card went from a 12 percent to 29 percent just because I was a day late. Why doesn’t this government go after these banks? When I explained that I couldn’t afford to pay what they were asking, but I was willing to pay a certain amount, they stated that they could do nothing about it. “The coldness of these banks doesn’t merit them getting bailed out. That is why most customers just go into bankruptcy! It’s not that they don’t want to pay; it’s just that what they are asking, most people don’t even make in a week.” The message is probably similar to what you or a friend may be experiencing. During good times, the banks flooded us with credit card applications. And admittedly, we probably opened way too many credit card accounts than we should have. However, the banks probably sent out way too many applications than they should have. Overwhelming credit card debt doesn’t happen overnight and isn’t an accident. The banks are just as guilty for purveying loose credit standards to credit-addicted consumers who can’t stop ringing up more debt than they can afford. So why are the banks suddenly adding on all these extra charges… and why isn’t anything being done about it? First and foremost, the banks are losing billions of dollars because they loaned money to people they shouldn’t have. They’re looking to boost their earnings as much as possible and we’re the only ones they can hit with bigger bills. Second, the rules governing how credit cards are regulated are still in the banks’ favor. Consequently, consumers

aren’t getting much protection from local or federal regulations. Third, it wasn’t an accident that it all happened to begin with. The financial services industries are still spending lots of money lobbying Congress and state legislatures for the weakest rules possible to protect their bottom line. As you might imagine, very few highpaid lobbyists wine and dine Congress in order to promote tougher consumer protection laws. As a result, Congress basically has been ignoring most taxpayers. Instead, they’ve been concentrating on ways to better protect their campaign contributions. Congress held hearings earlier this year to overhaul the credit card industry. Lawmakers heard consumers’ pleas for help. The hearings resulted in a lot of demands for tighter consumer protection laws. Unfortunately, because of lobbying from the industry, coupled with record losses out of country’s biggest banks, nothing was done. All we got was a lot of talk, but no real action. As the new administration comes into office along with the new Congress, this issue may again be pushed to the back of the bus. There are a lot of bigger problems facing us all. But credit-challenged consumers need to be heard too. We need to remind our elected officials that credit card reform also needs to be a major priority. As President-elect Barack Obama suggested, “Let’s help Main Street, not just Wall Street.” Doing nothing just helps the banks keep their abusive practices that got us in this mess in the first place. One Final Thought: Banks are getting billions of public tax dollars in bailout funds, and they’re probably using much of the money lobbying Congress against stronger consumer protection laws. Why isn’t Congress or anyone else limiting exactly how our bailout dollars are being used? Are we getting hit with abusive credit card rates at the same time our tax dollars are being use to lobby against us? There’s certainly something wrong with that proposition.

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Master Velazquez Tae Kwon Do wins 2nd national championship BY ROXANA FERNANDEZ

Humberto Marrerro, Traditional Weapons (9); Gabriel Estevez, Fighting The Master Velazquez Tae (11), and Angelo Borges, Kwon Do Institute in Kendall Traditional Forms (7). has been crowned National Grappling Medalists-Kick Champions for the second year Inter n a t i o n a l National in a row. Championships —Nicholas Founded only four years ago, Quintero, Gold (7); Adam the school continues to gain a Pereira, Silver (7); Jordan respected reputation as an elite Stein, Gold (6); Jason Stein, martial arts institute. Master Silver (6); Christopher Velazquez Tae Kwon Do Alvarez, Bronze (7); Institute is located at 8762 SW Matthew Esquijerosa, 131 St., across from The Falls. Fourth Place (7), and At the 2008 Disney Martial Thomas Reerdon, Fourth Arts Festival, in Orlando, the Place (6). school captured its second Master Velazquez Tae straight title, with the most Kwon Do Institute was points accumulated at tournafounded by Master Philippe ments throughout the year — A. Velazquez and his wife, this while competing against Roxana Fernandez, in 2004. much larger schools, some with The school now has more over 1,200 students. than 100 active students, “Repeating as champs is a great accomplishment,” said Pictured are members of the Kendall-based Master Velazquez Tae Kwon Do Institute which has been crowned National Champions for the sec- from age 3 to adults, and was selected as a Top 10 school Master Philippe Velazquez, ond year in a row. two consecutive years (2005 founder of the school. “In fact, it’s been several years since another the Tiger Claw Elite Championships, Fighting (13), and Carolina Seffeld- and 2006). The school won back-to-back state and national championships in school accomplished this feat. This year’s which is specifically for Black Belts. In the Gomez, Sparring (12). National Champions Triple Cr own 2007 and 2008. tournament was even tougher, with more event, the best of the best in the country Master Velazquez has dedicated his life students competing than ever. I’m really in each division compete against each (three events) — Stefano Pinto, other for the National Title. Six students Sparring, Traditional Forms & to the Martial Arts. He holds the rank of proud of our kids.” Sixth Dan in Moo-Duk-Kwan Tae Kwon The Disney Martial Arts Festival fea- from Master Velazquez competed in the Traditional Weapons (7). National Champions Double Crown — Do, and Third Degree in Jhoon Rhee Tae tured the annual Junior National Martial event: 13-year-old twin brothers Nikolas Arts Championships for Kick USA (Kids and Zachary Bergollo; Marilyn Pinto, 14; Giancarlo Pinto, Traditional Weapons & Kwon Do. He served in the United States in Competition Karate). Twenty students Giancarlo Pinto, 10; Xander Mason, 12, Traditional Forms (10); Patrick Garcia, Air Force for 20 years and was a member Fighting & Traditional Forms (6); of the Air Force Tae Kwon Do Team. from Master Velazquez won National and Christopher Marrero, 8. In their respective divisions Zachary Nicholas Master Velazquez received the ultimate Quintero, Fighting & Championship titles, the most of any Bergollo won for Traditional Weapons; Traditional Forms (7); Joseph Bermudez, honor in 2007 when he was inducted into school in the competition. The Disney Martial Arts Festival is for Marilyn Pinto won for Sparring, and Fighting & Traditional Weapons (10); both the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame youth ages 5-17 and is the culmination of the Giancarlo Pinto won for Sparring. Master Nikolas Bergollo, Open Weapons & and the USMA International Hall of Martial Arts season. More than 2,000 partici- Velazquez students also won Grand Traditional Forms, and Zachary Bergollo, Fame, a landmark Lifetime Achievement Award given to him for his years of dedipants from schools across Florida, the U.S. Championships, and Single, Double and Fighting & Traditional Weapons. and the world came to compete. Participants Triple Crown Championships. National Champions Single Crown — cation to the Martial Arts. For more information on classes, call competed in categories that included Katherine Sanchez, Fighting (11); The winning students were: Weapons, Sparring, Forms, Extreme Martial Grand Champions (Champions against Ezequiel Martinez, Fighting (10); 305-235-3088. You can find more inforon Kick USA at Arts, Olympic TKD, and Judo. Seffeld-Gomez, Fighting; mation Champions) — Nikolas Bergollo, Open Carolina One of the most anticipated events is Weapons (13 years); Zachary Bergollo, Xander Mason, Open Weapons (12); <www.kickusa.com>.

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Charity golf tournament to benefit autism groups BY LISSA TORRES The Fifth Annual Wicho’s on the Green Golf Tournament scheduled for Friday, Dec. 12, at Don Shula’s Golf Club, 7601 Miami Lakes Dr. (NW 154th Street), will benefit Carpe Diem Academia along with two important organizations — the Autism Society, Miami-Dade Chapter, and UM-NSU CARD (University of Miami and Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism & Related Disabilities). Registration and lunch are at 11 a.m. with tee-off at noon. Both benefiting organizations focus on helping children and families directly affected with autism, a lifelong neurological disorder, which is currently one of the most common developmental disorders in the world. Every year, not only does this charity golf tournament bring together community members interested in supporting a good cause, but it also creates awareness and offers education regarding the organizations it is highlighting.

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Shopping event to raise funds for Liga Contra el Cancer BY LINDA RODRIGUEZ BERNFELD Maggie Maceiras and Georgette Hoyo are hoping enough people will want to mix shopping with the need to help those who suffer from cancer. The best friends are conducting a fundraising event titled “Shop for the Liga’s First Annual Holiday Bazaar” on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Coco Plum Women’s Club, 1375 Sunset Dr. “We are having 40 vendors and six artists,” Maceiras said.” It’s like a secret sale boutique.” The sale, which benefits Liga Contra el Cancer (League Against Cancer), will offer clothing, accessories, home goods, candles, and children’s gifts. “We have someone who will be having a wine tasting and someone with cigars,” she said. “There is something for everyone on your shopping list.” The event also will have a number of speakers who will give short talks while everyone shops. Those who attend can take part in a raffle with some great prizes. A portion of the proceeds from the vendors will be donated to the League. This is the second time organizers have put together this type of event. The first one, in October, was quite successful. “It was a lot of fun,” Maceiras said. “And more than anything, it was fun to see that it was so successful.” She said she went to sleep the night before the October event worrying that no one was going to attend. “At 8 a.m. we opened the doors and until 3 p.m. it was non-stop,” she said. “It was awesome.” It was so awesome that they raised $5,000. And the feedback from those who attended was such that they wanted to try again, but this time, instead of donating the funds to breast cancer research, they switched to the Liga Contra el Cancer (League Against Cancer). The vendors also were in favor of doing a second sale. “People wait to the last minute for Christmas shopping,” Maceiras said. “It’s for a great cause. If you went once and you had a good time and it was a good experience, you’ll tell your friends.” They chose La Liga because they

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Volunteers walk, run to benefit S. Florida Transplant Community BY INGRID VEGA Avid walkers and runners laced up their sneakers on Sunday, Nov. 16, in an outreach effort to educate the community about the importance of organ donation with Transplant Foundation’s third annual 5K Miracle Walk/Run at Miami’s Metrozoo. More than 700 participants from across the county, including 25 transplant recipients, joined forces to take this special walk on the wild side “Miracle Walk/Run this year fulfilled our mission to the transplant community in what has been our biggest turnout yet,” said Melissa ChediakWetzel, special events manager for the Transplant Foundation. “Funds raised from this event benefit the local transplant community by providing education, research and assisting patients in financial need,” Since it’s inception in 1987 the Transplant Foundation has brightened the lives of more than 5,000 transplant patients and families by granting special requests that help ease many of the burdens associated with the transplantation process. CBS 4 Morning/Noon News anchor and Miami native Cynthia Demos kicked off the walk alongside Melissa Chediak-Wetzel. Participants enjoyed a healthy breakfast provided by Whole Foods; welcome greetings from Miami-Dade District 9 Commissioner Dennis Moss and District 12 Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz as well as free massages stations sponsored by Keiser University. In addition the Florida Panther Ice Dancers were present to cheer the run-

Melissa Chediak-Wetzel, special events manager, (left) presents liver transplant recipient Brenner Logan and his mom, honoree fundraiser Kristin Logan, with their prize envelope.

ners and walkers on throughout the zoo. Honoree fundraiser winner this year was Kristen Logan who pooled her resources from friends and business associates to raise more than $3,000. Her son, Brenner Logan, 3, a liver transplant recipient, cheered his mom while she crossed the finish line in 24 minutes. “I am greatly appreciative of the Transplant Foundation,” Kristen Logan said. “Our lives were forever changed when this journey began and on the day my son received his gift of life. We all have to do what we can to help out this great cause and assist those families during the transplant experience.” 2008 Miracle Walk sponsors included SeaDream Yacht Club, Remedy Intelligent Staffing, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Perry Ellis International, BioScrip Pharmacy, Walgreens Co., Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Dan Goldstein PA, Chroniscript Pharmacy, Bank of Miami, Keiser University, Whole Foods, Popeye’s Chicken, Carvel, Cookies by Design, European Corner, and Ragaman Power Drink. Transplant Foundation Inc. is a Miami-based 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to assist transplant patients in need, educate the community on the importance of organ donation and fund transplant research. For additional details, call 305-8175645 or visit online at <www.transplantfoundation.org>.

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Volkswagen CC blends sports car with sedan Ron Beasley AUTOMOTIVE EDITOR

LET’S TALK CARS Volkswagen has hit a home run with the all-new CC; it’s an outstanding automobile that should solidify VW’s new position as the world’s third largest automobile manufacturer behind GM and Toyota. The new CC — formerly the Passat — is a nice blend of sports car dynamics and the comfort of a sedan, sleekly designed in a very sophisticated package. We liked what we saw from the moment we set eyes on the car, even more so after taking it for a highway spin. Aesthetically, the CC is a beautiful car. It has a bold face with a large VW logo and a cross-strut chrome grille, rides on 17- or 18-inch multi-spoke wheels (there are four designs to choose from) and has a dramatic roofline that sweeps to the rear, with frameless doors and flowing lines. The mid-level beltline visually connects the front wheel wells to the taillights.

On the inside, there’s a sophisticated four-passenger interior, with four ergonomically formed sport seats positioned to sit low and offer strong lateral support. The split folding rear seats are separated by a center roll-top fold-down console. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter are standard, as are chrome finished dials and brushed aluminum trim on the Luxury and both VR6 models. As for power, there’s a choice of an inline four cylinder or a V-6. The Sport and Luxury models come with VW’s 2.0T turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with an intercooler and double overhead camshafts. The advanced four-valve per cylinder powerplant also is equipped with variable valve timing and a direct-injection fuel delivery system, both of which contribute to optimum fuel efficiency. Mated with either a six-speed manual (Sport only) or six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic, the 2.0T delivers 200 hp and 207 pounds-feet of torque. It clocks 0-60 mph in a respectable 6.9 seconds with the manual gearbox (21/31 mpg) and 7.4 seconds with the automatic (19/29 mpg). For even more power, the VR6 Sport

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Kids Party raises $300K to aid diabetes research BY NATASHA NORRIS More than 1,000 local children and adults enjoyed an “Around the World” adventure on Nov. 23, without even leaving Miami. Kids Party for a Cure, presented by the Lexi Bayview Residences and Amy and Scott Greenwald, offered food, entertainment and activities from each of eight featured regions of the globe. The fun-filled evening at the Hilton Miami Downtown raised nearly $300,000 for the cure-focused research underway at the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI). according to co-chairs Barbara and Dennis Amoils, David and Carol Walker and the Greenwalds. “Once again, I am awestruck with the generosity of the volunteers, committee members, and donors, along with the capabilities of the DRI Foundation special events team,” said David Walker, who also was a longtime chair for Feast Among the Grapes, another event that benefited the DRI. “Having the kids there made it feel so much more important to me,” he added. “As a diabetic, with the potential for my children to contract the disease, I was much more acutely aware of the generational impact that we are facing. The DRI certainly is the Best Hope for a Cure.” Upon arrival, “travelers” received a passport, which was stamped at the entrance to each destination. Cuddly lemurs, kinkajous (honey bears), wallabies (small kangaroos) and marmoset monkeys, provided by Safari Edventures, welcomed guests as they entered Africa to the beat of tribal drums. Hula dancers lured them into Hawaii, where colorful leis and frozen “mocktails” were plentiful. Moving on to USA’s mainland, the rodeo took first place for many chil-

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New villagers cookbook features photos, recipes with Miami flavor BY ROBERT HAMILTON The Villagers Inc., established in 1966 and one of Dade County’s oldest historic preservation organizations, has unveiled its newest project, a cookbook titled Cook It Like A Native! The book will be available at the Holiday Open House at the Merrick House in Coral Gables on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2-5 p.m. This cookbook, which retails for $22, will make a great present for any celebration. Cook It Like A Native! will tempt your tastebuds and features beautiful color photography, taken by awardwinning photographer Robin Hill, of the historic sites the Villagers have helped to restore or preserve through grant funding. Some new restorations included are Pinecrest Gardens entrance cottage to the (former) Parrot Jungle and the Mini Train located at Virginia Beach on Key Biscayne. The book includes more than 200 recipes contributed by Villagers members who come from every section of Miami-Dade County. The recipes

Pictured (l-r) are Villagers Cookbook Committee chairs Kendra Brennan, Lisa Chaffin and Kathleen Slesnick Kauffman.

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A Christmas Carol rings in theater holiday season BY RICHARD BERNARD Actors’ Playhouse Musical Theatre for Young Audiences begins the holiday season with a presentation of a timeless tale of holiday spirit live on stage in A Christmas Carol, the Musical, an event for the entire family. This Charles Dickens classic takes a musical turn in this festive holiday favorite — adapted by Nina Felice and Earl Maulding with music and lyrics by Scott Morlock and Earl Maulding. Tiny Tim and the entire Cratchit family join three unearthly “Spirits” in trying to convince Ebeneezer Scrooge to change his “Bah-Humbug” ways. This fabulous musical adaptation written especially for family audiences will warm your heart as it reveals the true meaning of the holidays. Join in the holiday fun live on stage at the Miracle Theatre through Dec. 27. Performances are Saturday at 2 p.m. Special Holiday performances are Dec. 21 at 5 p.m. and Dec.

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13118 South Dixie Hwy. 305-235-5382 www.powermowersales.com Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm Saturday 9am - 1pm

Specializing in residential & commercial lawn maintenance equipment, accessories, service and repairs. Family owned and operated since 1960. Power Mower Sales, Inc. at 13118 S. Dixie Hwy. is a family business started in 1960 by the Thompson Family. Their first store was in South Miami across from South Miami Hospital. In 1967 when the business grew larger, they moved to the Falls area and have catered to all the local churches, schools, municipalities, commercial landscapers & homeowners that depend on their expertise for their lawn & garden equipment needs. Power Mower Sales is now proudly owned by the Rodriguez Family and they have kept the original staff in order to continue the long time tradition. The new owners have brought in new lines and products.

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