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JANUARY 20, 2009

‘Art in the Park’ back at Ponce Circle Park, Feb. 6 BY SYLVIA C. VIETA

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rt in the Park” returns to Ponce Circle Park in Coral Gables on Friday, Feb. 6, from 6 p.m. until midnight. Admission is free. Scheduled in coordination with Gables Gallery Night, Art in the Park honors the “month of love” in the City Beautiful with a Valentine’s concert under the stars presenting jazz and blues, funk and reggae with blends of Afrocuban. The program features the poly-ethnic sounds of Amereida at 7 p.m. followed by Joe Donato at 8 p.m., continuing with Brendan O’Hara at 9 p.m., and closing with the descargafunk of Suenalo at 10:30 p.m. Art in the Park offers activities for children, exhibits of paintings, photography, crafts and jewelry by local artists, and a Happy Hour all night long. Art in the Park is a production of the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana and is presented by Fox Sports en Español, sponsored by Coors Light and Winn Dixie.

Barbara Lapsley focuses on family, community service BY GLORIA BURNS

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“Art in the Park” takes place monthly in coordination Gables Gallery Night.

Old Spanish Village hosts holiday celebration, archway dedication BY KARINA CASTRO

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Pictured with the new Old Spanish Village grand archway in the background are (l-r) Jorge Hernandez, master architect for Old Spanish Village; Arva Moore Parks, noted Miami historian; Alberto Perez, vice president of Ponce Circle Developers LLC, and Ralph Sanchez, president of Ponce Circle Developers LLC.

ld Spanish Village, inspired by the vision of Coral Gables founder George Merrick, recently hosted a festive holiday celebration for the Master Brokers Forum that included the inauguration of the Old Spanish Village grand archway, Coral Gables’ first new entrance since the 1920s. The colorful event featured a cocktail reception and formal dinner. Guests, including members of the Miami Master Brokers Forum and Coral Gables Mayor

Don Slesnick, were greeted by costumed Spanish guards true to the theme of the mixed-use development, and were serenaded by carolers. Alicia Cervera Lamadrid of Related Cervera Realty Services, chair of the Master Brokers Forum and exclusive broker for Old Spanish Village, addressed the crowd followed by a presentation of Old Spanish Village and the introduction of the broker incentive program. The highlight of the evening was the lighting by Mayor Slesnick of the Old

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resident of Coral Gables for the past 35 years, Barbara Lapsley has devoted much of that time as a dedicated and hard working volunteer taking on leadership positions in service clubs locally and statewide. While much of her work is done with little fanfare or recognition, you can be sure that she has made an incredible impact on the community. Born in Rochester, NY, Lapsley’s family moved to the Falls area when she very young. She graduated BARBARA LAPSLEY from Miami Palmetto High School and moved to the Gables after marrying her husband, Bill. The couple has two grown boys, Brett, 31, and Bobby, 30. While raising her sons has been a priority in her life, her community service is

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ers knew about your business and/or industr y? As the second largest NFTE program office in the country, we have over 3,000 students currently enrolled in our program. Our volunteers are an integral part of the success of our program. I’d like people to know that we have a range of short- and long-term volunteer opportunities for both college student and adults. College students can help NFTE students with their business plans in the classrooms. Adults can impact the lives of many kids by volunteering with NFTE as guest speakers discussing specific business topics such as website design, accounting, product development, and branding as well as overall topics such as networking and professionalism. 3) What was your ver y first job and how has it af fected your business style today? My first job was as a Sandwich Artist at Subway. Working in the service industry taught me how important customer service and listening are. I strive to represent my company in a friendly and professional manner. In my position, this translates to providing NFTE volunteers with positive volunteer experiences and NFTE students with positive learning experiences. 4) What of fice gadget could you not live without and why? I couldn’t live without my Blackberry. It helps me stay organized. 5) Where’s your favorite place to have a lunch meeting and why? Novecento. They are centrally located for me and have a good selection of dishes on their menu.

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Participate in public meetings on Long Range Transportation Plan BY ELIZABETH ROCKWELL The community is invited to attend a public meeting to review and comment on the draft Needs Alternative of the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The LRTP is being developed to guide federal, state and local transportation funding allocations through the Year 2035 and the Needs Alternative is a list of needed improvements to the county’s transportation system that will form the basis for the LRTP. This comprehensive plan will consist of highway, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and other types of improvements for maximizing local and regional mobility

of people and goods. Solutions will include new, creative, and innovative approaches to current transportation challenges. The final draft of the LRTP will be presented for approval to the MPO Governing Board in late 2009. The following area meetings are scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Jan. 29, West Kendall Regional Library, 10201 Hammocks Blvd.; Feb. 3, Homestead Branch Library, 700 N. Homestead Blvd., and Feb. 3, Coral Gables Library, 3443 Segovia St. Feel free to attend at the most convenient location. For more information, visit the website at <www.miamidade2035transportationplan.com>.

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Junior OB honors some talented young writers Gloria Burns GLORIA’S GAB Books & Books hosted the Junior Orange Bowl Creative Writing Award ceremony on Jan. 3. This competition, sponsored by the South Florida Writers Association (SFWA), uncovers some uniquely talented young writers and this year’s competition, chaired again by Connie Goodman-Milone, was no exception. Family, friends, teachers, JOBC members and local writers enjoyed refreshments before sitting down for best part of the program. The 2009 winner, Wendy Ser ra, read her essay, “Silent Night,” aloud to an audience captivated by the maturity and beauty of her piece. Serra was awarded several gifts including a $100 check from the SFWA. Serra, a student at Miami Lakes Middle School, was encouraged to enter the competition by her teacher, Tracie Pullum, who also was recognized and awarded some gifts of thanks. Others receiving recognition and checks were Alexis Lauda, St. Timothy Parish School, who took second place, and Emily Raitan, Rabbi Alexander S. Gross Hebrew Academy, who captured third place. This annual competition is open to eighth grade students from MiamiDade County. Look for the winning essay on the JOBC website and in SFWA’s Author’s Voice. The week prior to this event, the Junior Orange Bowl was busy wrapping up its International Golf Invitational and producing its 60th Annual JOBC Parade, “Moon Over Miami.” While volunteers handed out helium filled balloons thanking Miami Children’s Hospital for its support to the crowd, VIP’s enjoyed a lovely reception at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables. Among the many guests were Haytt’s Gabe Castrillon and Tyler Or wig , Mayor Don and Jeannett Slesnick, past presidents Rev. Ar nie Per r y, Eunice Per r y, Robbie DiPietro, Val Macor and Carolyn Voigt, to mention a few. After enjoying a beautiful buffet provided by the Hyatt, the crowd was transported, courtesy of Super Shuttle, to the grandstand area across from City Hall where they enjoyed one of South

Florida’s best parades featuring the youth of the world. While Obie, the Orange Bowl Mascot, was the grand marshal, the parade also was honored to have Channel 10’s Laurie Jennings as its honorary grand marshal. Jennings rode in a convertible with her twin boys dressed in Santa hats, and they could not have been more adorable. In other news, Coral Gables Rotarians kicked off the New Year with their traditional Moose Milk Party at the lovely home of Bob and Cindy Trescott. While Bob Trescott and fellow Rotarian Sally Baumgartner prepared the Moose Milk, a concoction of ice cream and gin, members arrived with all sorts of great covered dishes that made for a fabulous buffet and great way to kick off the new year. Among the many attending the affair were Yoli and Fred Woodbridge, Jo Burke , Coral Gables Commissioner Ralph Cabrera and Jodi Cabrera, Br uce and Janie Kerestes, Manny Mares, Lynn Mitchell, Lan and Marie Rose NghiemPhu, Bill and Rita Oates, Dr. Patricia P a d r i n a s , D a v i d O r tiz , E l i z a b e t h Silver man, Chris Zoller and John Bur ns. The BCS National Championship Football Game was every bit as much fun and exciting as promised. With the biggest crowd ever to attend a game at Dolphin Stadium, hundreds of fans who could not get tickets actually tailgated in the stadium parking lot and watched from satellite TVs. For all the Gator fans there, it might as well been at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville; although, the Sooners were the “home” team for the game. Former Heisman Trophy winners were recognized prior to kickoff adding to a VIP list that even included President Bill Clinton. The security seemed to be exceptionally tight and, of course, seeing President Clinton on Jumbotron answered that question for many. This writer spent the pre-game hours tailgating with half of South Florida where Gators and Sooners enjoyed a picture perfect day for an outdoor party. Among the crowd tailgating in the East parking lot were Steve Beiley, chair of the Community Foundation of Pinecrest; Coral Gables Commissioner Chip Withers with wife, Cindy, and daughter, Ashley; 2008 Rotary Group Study Exchange member Chris Cof fey, and Pinecrest Councilmember Jef f Cutler. On Jan. 11, Gators gathered at Florida Field, “The Swamp,” to party with the team and witness the unveiling of the SEC Championship and 2008 National Championship banners during a ceremony that honored those

Coral Gables Commissioner Chip Withers is pictured with daughter, Ashley, while tailgating with friends at BCS/FedEx National Championship game.

responsible for the winning football program. Orange Bowl president and University of Florida alum Danny Ponce was on hand to present the crystal football trophy to Florida Head Coach Urban Meyer. In other news, Abigail Myeress, who heads up the Miami-Dade Public Library System’s literacy program, Project LEAD (Literacy for Every Adult in Dade) was the guest speaker at the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club meeting on Jan 7. Myeress shared some startling statistics regarding illiteracy here in our own backyard and spoke about the program — what it accomplishes in the Miami-Dade community, what it entails, and the time commitment it requires, tutoring location specifics. Those interested in learning more about this program may call Myeress at 305-375-5323 or visit the website at <www.mdpls.org/services/outreach/lead. asp#1>. With budget cuts at an all time high, schools need our help and Adopt-AClassroom is a great way to meet that need. Donors may pick any classroom and donate to help a teacher purchase

critical resources. One hundred percent of your donation is passed through as Adopt-A-Classroom takes nothing out for administration. You receive direct feedback from the teacher and students and Impact Reports that detail exactly how the funds are used. Minimum donation is $25 and may be tax-deductible. It’s easy, accountable and makes a real difference for our teachers and students. Visit online at <www.adoptaclassroom.org> to help a classroom near you. Finally, the Farmers Market is back again. Every Saturday through Mar. 28, you can start the morning off with popular gardening workshops conducted by local experts at 9 a.m., followed by cooking demonstrations by local chefs at 10 a.m. Buy fresh produce from local farmers and a variety of plants as well with lots of great activities for children. The Farmers Market takes place on the corner of Biltmore Way and LeJeune Road. For a complete schedule of the events, contact the City of Coral Gables Development Department at 305-460-5312 Until next time, keep making each day count.


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County helping property owners apply for 2009 tax exemptions BY PATRICK SMIKLE The Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser’s Office is undertaking a number of measures to help property owners apply for property tax exemptions during the 2009 application period, which continues through Monday, Mar. 2. Throughout the period the Property Appraiser will operate satellite offices across the county. Staff will be available at these sites to receive applications, to assist property owners in completing the applications and to provide general information about the various exemptions, which Florida law allows. Through Mar. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, applications can be filed at the Stephen P. Clark Center (Ground Floor Lobby), 111 NW First St., Downtown Miami, and the South Dade Government Center (Second Floor), 10710 SW 211 St., Cutler Bay. The South Dade Government Center also will be open on Saturday, Feb. 7, 9 a.m.-noon. In addition, applications can be filed at the Miami-Dade Permitting and Inspection Center (First Floor), 11805 SW 26 St., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, through Feb. 20. All offices will be closed on county observed public holidays: Monday, Jan. 19, Martin Luther King’s Birthday, and Monday, Feb. 16, President’s Day. The Property Appraiser recently mailed courtesy Homestead Exemption application forms and return envelopes to new 2008 homeowners in Miami-Dade. EXEMPTIONS Exemption Renewal Receipts also were sent to more than 450,000 MiamiDade residents who currently benefit from a Homestead Exemption. These Renewal Receipts serve as a reminder to homeowners that they have a responsibility to report to the Property

Appraiser any changes that could affect the status of the exemption. Any change such as all or part of the property being rented, the owner moving out, or the property no longer being his/her permanent residence, must be reported to the Property Appraiser by following the instructions on the receipt. SENIORS Renewal application forms and return envelopes also have been mailed to the 46,000 property owners who benefited from the Senior Citizens’ Exemption last year, reminding them of the requirement that they reapply annually for this benefit. To qualify for the Senior Citizens’ Exemption a homeowner must be over 65 as of Jan. 1, have a Homestead Exemption and meet the income requirement. Under Florida law homeowners have until Mar. 2 to apply for property tax exemptions. Homeowners who miss the deadline can file a late application but only after paying a $15 non-refundable fee to the Value Adjustment Board. BUSINESSES Similarly, businesses are receiving forms and notices. Letters were sent recently to 30,000 businesses reminding them of the requirement to file a Tangible Personal Property (TPP) tax return by Apr. 1. Another 80,000 business operators were scheduled to receive reminders about renewing their $25,000 TPP exemption. For more information about these notices, business operators should call 786-331-5376. For a list of the satellite offices and their operating hours, or for other general information about the 2009 application period, property owners and business operators should call 786-3315321 or visit the Property Appraiser’s website at <www.miamidade.gov/pa>.

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Do you qualify for Property Tax Exemptions? Available exemptions include: • Homestead • Veteran Disability • Civilian Disability • Senior Citizen • Widow and Widower • and more… • Portability The deadline to apply is March 2, 2009.

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VILLAGE, from page 1 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Spanish Village entrance — listed on the National Register of Historic Places — and an address by historian Arva Moore Parks. “Here you will recognize beauty, outstanding architecture, consummate expressiveness of art — structural strength and militant challenging permanency,” Parks said. Now under construction, the $350 million “new urbanism” development evokes the aesthetics of ancient Spanish towns yet is an entirely modern community, with hurricane-ready building materials and structural components. When complete, Old Spanish Village, designed by Jorge L. Hernandez Architect PA, will span three city blocks on seven acres just south of Miracle Mile and adjacent to Ponce Circle. The Villas comprise three- and fourbedroom town-mansions priced from $1.5 million. They will include private rooftop terraces, private elevators, twocar garages, a butler’s pantry and a separate laundry room.

El Prado, the first of the mid-rise condominiums, will include a landscaped pool with deck and intimate park area, professional fitness center, common areas, and valet parking. The separately owned Ponce de Leon Towers, which are being built by Allen Morris Company, has signed its first tenant: New York-based Rockefeller Group Business Centers. Ponce Circle Developers is a joint venture between racing-promotion legend Ralph Sanchez and prominent regional development firm Mas Group. The Master Brokers Forum is a networking organization comprised of South Florida’s top residential real estate professionals. Membership is limited to the region’s most successful real estate professionals, and is by invitation only. For more information, visit online at <www.masterbrokersforum.com>. For information on sales, call sales director Nancy Iliffe at 305-444-1717.

LAPSLEY, from page 1 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– another high on the list. As a seemingly full-time club woman and volunteer, Lapsley has tackled a variety of jobs including working for Mackle Brothers (Deltona Corp.) as payroll and insurance supervisor; Greenbrier Construction; Young Stovall & Company in accounting, and her husband’s CPA firm. Of course, the mystery is how she has time for anything other than her volunteer activities. For two decades as her sons were growing up, Lapsley was very active at Plymouth Congregational Church and served as a member of its board of directors. She was an active member of the Women’s Cancer Association’s Barton-Ravlin Chapter for 12 years and Lamda Mu for seven years. For the past 23 years, Lapsley has been an active member of Coral Gables Junior Woman’s Club. Her leadership skills have been a blessing to the organizations in which she has volunteered. She served as president of the Coral Gables Junior Woman’s Club for five terms and then as first vice president and treasurer of both the GFWC Coral

Gables Woman’s Club and the Coral Gables Junior Woman’s Club before they merged to become one club. For many years, Lapsley also was chair of the CGJWC’s major fundraiser, “Cabaret,” for the Clubs’ May Van Sickle Children Dental Clinic. Operated as a free clinic, it makes the job of club president like that of a corporate executive with three businesses to run: dental clinic operations, club house rental and service organization. Working with a dedicated board, Lapsley did all three without missing a beat and with the full support of a loving family. On a state level, Lapsley has served as the Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs district director and junior district director. While Lapsley enjoys travel, reading, cooking, decorating, and spending time with family and friends, she continues to give freely of her time to so many projects, from Smart Ride and Relay for Life, and, if the Coral Gables Woman’s Club is involved, you can bet Lapsley is there helping out and generously donating her time.


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MPO announces its annual PSA Contest for students BY ELIZABETH ROCKWELL The Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the agency responsible for transportation planning in Miami-Dade County, is conducting its Sixth Annual PSA Contest that attracts many applicants from high schools and colleges throughout MiamiDade County. Students are being given the opportunity to create a 30-second PSA to inform citizens about the South Florida Vanpool Program (SFVP) and encourage them to take advantage of this commuting option. Each winner will be recognized officially by the MPO Governing Board and the PSA will be aired on local municipal access television channels. The winning

PSAs also may be recognized on a national level by South Florida Commuter Services. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 6, and can be sent to the MPO by mail — MiamiDade MPO, Attn: Paul Chance, Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First St., Suite 920, Miami, FL 33128; fax — 305-375-4950 or email — <chance@miamidade.gov>. The contest gives students an opportunity to learn about the MPO and the South Florida Vanpooling Program, which is offered in Miami-Dade County, and then take their interpretations to film to educate the community. To learn more about the Sixth Annual PSA Contest, contact Paul Chance, MPO Public Involvement Officer, at 305-3751888 or visit the website at <www.miamidade.gov>.

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OXXO Care Cleaners in Gables convenient and eco-friendly BY LEE STEPHENS Anyone who has ever rushed to a dry cleaner to pick up a garment needed for that evening, only to find the place closed, will appreciate one of the unique services OXXO Care Cleaners provides: The environmentally friendly dry cleaner, located at the Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables, offers customers convenient 24-hour pickup and drop off of clothing, seven days a week. OXXO’s ATM-style pickup after-hours window is easy to use, with the aid of a preregistered card, much like a bankcard. The card goes in, the specific order is automatically staged, the door opens, and the customer takes the order and receipt. OXXO customers pre-register and provide credit card information, making the procedure quick and effortless — whether it’s during work hours or after hours. The bright, spotless, open OXXO site — located just steps from the busy intersection of LeJeune Road (SW 42nd Avenue) and Bird Road (SW 40th Street) — beckons customers inside to experience the friendly, efficient service. OXXO, one of the world’s leading global environmentally conscious care cleaning providers, is widely known for its spe-

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mation dresses, and stain treatment. They also clean comforters, carpets, cushions, pillows and stuffed dolls. “When I moved to Miami in 2005, I was looking for a franchise. My partners and I met with OXXO president and CEO Salomon Mishaan, and learned about the revolutionary OXXO Care Cleaners and its convenient, 24/7 boutique style and environmentally friendly cleaning system,” said Roland Haiek, owner/franchisee of the OXXO Care Cleaners in the Village of Merrick Park. “We started the process immediately to open the branch at the Village of Merrick Park. I wanted to be involved in a business that had identified precisely what people want, and provide it to them. OXXO certainly fits that bill.” Haiek, a franchisee since June 2005, opened the Village of Merrick Park site in October 2006. “Many of our customers live, shop, work or dine in and around the elegant Village of Merrick Park, but I want others in the area to know that we are there, and that we are different,” Haiek said. “The atmosphere is cheerful and very reassuring to customers. Even from the outside, you can see the entire operation — people ironing, pressing shirts, all the immaculate cleaning equipment. Once you are inside, you find the air fresh, cool and clean, with no toxic chemical odor.” Haiek, who holds one of the earliest OXXO franchises in the area, interacts

regularly with other local OXXO franchisees, for mutual benefit. Haiek has taken a long journey across two continents to get to his current destination in Coral Gables. He has lived and worked in Venezuela and other places in South America, and in California and Florida in North America. Wherever he has lived, he has been committed and dedicated to environmentalism and sustainability. “I am committed to the green movement, and to having minimal impact on the environment, both personally and professionally,” he said. “So OXXO and I are a really good fit.” In Venezuela, Haiek earned his degree in mass communication and founded an audio-visual company that created multimedia presentations for corporations and institutions. In 1981, he moved to the U.S. and completed his master’s degree in fine arts and cinema at the University of Southern California. He has worked with many international producers of feature films and commercials, including Steven Spielberg, executive producer, on Arachnophobia. He is a member of the Business Referral Group, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, and other networking organizations, to inform others about the benefits of the OXXO dry cleaning system and build his business. Haiek’s OXXO Cleaners LLC is located at 324 Altara Ave., Coral Gables. For more information or to set up an account, call 305-441-2996.


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David Zambrana named as CNO of University of Miami Hospital BY STEPHEN CABEZA David Zambrana has been named chief nursing officer (CNO) at University of Miami Hospital. Zambrana brings to the post more than 18 years of experience in a broad range of critical care, trauma, and cardiac nursing. His focus is on ensuring the highest quality of care and service for patients and their families. “Nursing is my passion,” Zambrana said of his new role. “Providing leadership to the incredible nursing staff at University of Miami Hospital allows me the opportunity to use both my administrative and nursing skills to help our patients.” Zambrana comes to University of Miami Hospital from Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis, MO, where he served as CNO. He also served in key nursing leadership positions in South Florida at Hollywood Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, and Delray Medical Center. Zambrana holds a nursing degree from Southern University, Chattanooga, TN, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration (in management) from the University of Phoenix, Fort Lauderdale. He plans to continue his education in the University of Miami inaugural doctorate in nursing practice program. Zambrana is responsible for personnel, financial management, and clinical operations of all nursing departments at University of Miami Hospital. University of Miami Hospital is a 560bed hospital with 1,000 doctors — com-

Do you qualify for Property Tax Exemptions? Available exemptions include: • Homestead • Veteran Disability • Civilian Disability • Senior Citizen • Widow and Widower • and more… • Portability The deadline to apply is March 2, 2009.

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munity physicians and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine faculty physicians working side-by-side to provide care in more than 50 medical specialties. The hospital is the flagship facility of UHealth-University of Miami Health System, which includes more than two dozen outpatient facilities and the nation’s top eye hospital. As the only academic medical center in the region, UHealth provides patients breakthrough treatments as a result of the medical research and clinical trials developed at the Miller School of Medicine.

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Gulliver’s Schusterman, Lawrence inducted into FACA Hall of Fame BY JENNIFER VAIDA Gulliver Schools’ Mark Schusterman and David Lawrence were inducted into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) Hall of Fame on Jan. 10. Schusterman currently serves as Gulliver’s athletic director, and Lawrence has since retired from coaching but is part of Gulliver Prep’s science faculty. Schusterman began coaching in 1985 for the softball, boys basketball and girls basketball teams at Gulliver Preparatory School. His softball teams have won more than 400 games, with five Final Four appearances to go with two state championships, one state runner-up, and four regional titles. Coach Schusterman was elected three times as head coach in the FACA Softball All-Star Classic and five times as an assistant coach. He has served as FACA District Softball chair for 14 years and currently is the FACA State Softball chair and FACA representative on the FHSAA Softball Advisory Committee. Coach Schusterman was named FACA/Florida Dairy Farmers Softball Coach of the Year in 2001 and was

Gulliver Schools athletic director Mark Schusterman (right) and former football coach David Lawrence were inducted into FACA’s Hall of Fame on Jan. 10.

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from the University of Oklahoma. He began coaching at Hamilton County High School in 1966. Throughout his career he has coached teams at Miami Coral Park, Punta Gorda, Lake Weir, South Dade, Coral Gables, and Gulliver Prep. Lawrence coached football, track, swimming, basketball, and tennis. His Lake Weir Boys Basketball team was state runner-up in 1975, and his Coral Gables Boys Track team was state runner-up in 1996. Coach Lawrence was elected as an assistant coach for the South Football All-Star Team, represented his district as district track chair, and served 14 years on the FACA Board of Directors. He was FACA President in 1997 and 1998 and currently serves as FACA Awards Chairman. He received the FACA Life Membership and Meritorious Service Awards for his outstanding contribution to high school athletics and the coaching profession. In order to be inducted, coaches must have a minimum of 20 years in the coaching profession and/or participation in FACA or service beyond the call of professional duty.

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MDPL Foundation to present third Library Champions Award BY VINORA HAMILTON The Miami-Dade Public Library Foundation will present its Third Annual Library Champions award to Georgie and Frank Angones, longtime advocates of literacy and the library. Georgie Angones is the assistant dean for Alumni Relations and Development at the University of Miami School of Law. Frank Angones is the immediate past president of the Florida Bar and is a partner at Angones McClure & Garcia PA. The event, billed as “Stories in the Garden,” will take place on Friday, Jan. 23, 6:30-10:30 p.m., in the courtyard of the Pinecrest Branch Library, 5835 SW 111 St. The evening will feature Miami’s preeminent chef and author Thomas Buckley of Nobu, who will be joined by top chefs Arthur Artiles, Brosia; Tom Azar, Ahnvee; Sean Brasel, Meat Market; Jonathan

Eisman, Pacific Time; Marco Ferraro, Wish; Cindy Hutson, Ortanique on the Mile; Edgar Leal, Cacao; Frank and Andrea Randazzo, Talula, and Marc Vidal, Por Fin, in serving up delicious treats. Also participating in the event are local authors Rodrigo de la Luz, Anjanette Delgado, Carolina GarciaAguilera, Linda Gassenheimer, James Grippando and Fabiola Santiago. There will be music from the Carlos Averhoff Quartet and a Rum Bar donated by Matusalem Rum as well as wine and chocolates. Proceeds from the event will benefit the literacy programs of the Miami-Dade Public Library. To purchase tickets online ($100 per ticket), go to <www.mdplf.org>. Deadline is Jan. 21. For information, call 305-895-5843.

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"Something about the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man". --Winston Churchill They’re big, expensive and they eat a lot. So why do kids long for a pony? Dreams of freedom? Riding into the sunset? The thrill of speed and notion of a perfect partnership? Mastery of so much power? Patience and courage, learned by confronting a jump as we focus and persevere, builds confidence that carries over into daily life. It promotes overcoming of fears and increases the ability to deal constructively with difficult people. Tommy, six years old and in love with the idea of horses, until confronted with their actual size, said, “I don’t want to run. I don’t want to go fast.” We dealt with his fears of speed and falling through balance and steering exercises while standing still. Trotting has become his favorite exercise and Tigger is his new best friend. Overcoming fears will give him courage to make friends in school and the world, as well. Through relationship with non-verbal, non-human partners, we can learn much about ourselves: to handle frustration, distraction and fear, as well as separating our needs from those of our partners. Oscar, a small-business owner and former military, is self-critical and intense. He doesn’t drink or

smoke or go dancing so riding is his pleasure. Verdy is a sweet and willing but also intense. They are learning to relax, to be soft with one another. Lately, Oscar has been thrilled as he senses which leg is under him, to control Verdy with his weight rather than pulling on the reins, and with the immense power and tranquility when Verdy responds unhampered by tension from his rider. Success leads to success, in the arena and on the trail, and ultimately in his daily life. Riding enhances physical strength, balance and flexibility. Many riding students are also dancers, runners, or practitioners of yoga and the martial arts. It can ease the process of birthing children since some of the same muscles are involved. Many women can ride up until the last month of pregnancy. Equestrian therapies include hippo-therapy, (physical therapy on a horse), and horseassisted psychotherapy which aids in increasing self awareness and psychological change. Therapeutic riding is a method for teaching horsemanship to students with handicaps. A cerebral palsy patient who rode from the age of five to seventeen progressed from needing an assistant to hold him on the horse, to riding independently with a leader nearby just

for insurance purposes. His head control, speech and gestures became clearer, and he grew to be a spokesman for his therapeutic riding program. Watching the Olympics demonstrates that age is no bar to this sport. The oldest competitor is 62, followed by Karen O’Connor, 50, on the eventing team. Some children gravitate to horses from their earliest months, and may begin riding lessons at three.

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Boys & Girls Clubs receives grant to help kids with math, science BY DESERAE E. DEL CAMPO

PRE-K (AGES 3 & 4) THROUGH 8TH GRADE The Heritage School offers an enriched integrated curriculum; Arts, Music, Dance, Drama, Physical Education, Technology, Languages, wireless laptops, computer lab, robotics, Small Class sizes limited to 20 students - 10 acre campus, swimming pool, baseball field, soccer field, camera surveillance system,

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, which has been serving the youth in the community since 1940 and serves more than 13,000 boys and girls every year, has announced it will receive a $50,000 Innovation Generation grant from the Motorola Foundation. The funds will be used for the Learning Today Smart Tutor Program. The Motorola Foundation’s Innovation Generation grant program seeks to spark students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and to help develop critical-thinking skills for the long term. Providing $4 million to K-12 programs across the U.S. in 2008, the initiative supports handson, innovative after-school programs, science and math clubs, teacher training and mentoring programs. “The funds will enable us to provide children with a computer-based academic enhancement program, which will hopefully improve their academic learning and retention,” said Alex Rodriguez-Roig, executive director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. “This grant is a great source of assistance for our Clubs.” The Learning Today Smart Tutor Program will provide researchedbased, online instructional program and training in clubs in Miami-Dade. It will consist of university science faculty providing hands-on, inquirybased science activities and training

at all four clubs, as well as external evaluation through an ongoing assessment to ensure the program’s fidelity, and provide for program adjustments and enhancements. The program is further proof of how local initiatives can have a global impact. U.S. student achievement in STEM is lagging compared to the rest of the world. Evaluated against international competition, fourthgrade students score similarly, but by the time they reach 12th grade, U.S. students fall near the bottom in math and science. Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade is working with Motorola to overturn this trend. “By showing students the realworld applications of concepts they learn in the classroom, Innovation Generation programs open their eyes to possibilities,” said Eileen Sweeney, director of the Motorola Foundation. “Programs like Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade develop students’ confidence and skills to succeed in a sophisticated world and a dynamic and competitive global marketplace.” Since 2000, the Motorola Foundation has contributed more than $35 million to education initiatives with a focus on STEM. For more information on the Innovation Generation grant program visit online at <www.motorola.com/giving>. For additional information on the Learning Today Smart Tutor Program visit <www.bgcmia.org>.

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How to Select a Hearing Aid BY CURT HAGEDORN If you remember your grandfather or other relative with a box about the size of a transistor radio in their pocket with a wire running to an earplug, hearing aids have changed a lot since then. With the rise of digitization and computerization, hearing aids have become ever smaller, and more effective – in fact, like contact lenses, there are now even disposable models. However, unless you’re the kind of person who picks out a pair of reading glasses by trial and error at the local drugstore, you should really first consult with your physician and/or audiologist to make sure that you’re getting the proper hearing aid for you – and to make sure that your hearing loss isn’t cause by some other underlying problem. Also, since hearing can change over time, it’s important that you have a relationship with a professional that can help you analyze problems and make adjustments over time as you break in the device and learn how to use it over the long term. A hearing professional will do a variety of tests covering the full range of sounds and frequencies you may need assistance or have trouble hearing. What are called tone tests or pure tone tests measure the kind of hearing loss you might have. Speech recognition tests measure the threshold of volume where you can hear and understand speech. Finally, impedance tests help the audiologist understand the functioning of your middle ear in your overall hearing profile. Once these tests are completed, you can expect to be presented with the results of what is called “audiogram,” which will tell you if there is any variation in hearing between your right or left ears, your total level of hearing loss, and at what levels or frequencies you hear best. Your potential hearing aid will then be adjusted based upon these results. There are a number of different kinds of hearing aids available, not only in their operation but also how they’re worn. Conventional hearings aids pretty much are based upon the same “transistor radio” technology of your grandfather’s hearing aids. They have an analog microphone and amplifier, and a man-

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