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hambers have historically been a place to meet prospects and build your business, relationships, and confidence. They have provided the stage upon which you can step into character and work your sales magic. At this critical time in our nation’s stagnant economy, there is no greater opportunity to develop new business and grow your existing client base than by utilizing and maximizing your Chamber membership. You must attack this challenge with robust vigor and endless gusto. For many of our Chamber compaMARK A. TROWBRIDGE, nies, large and President and CEO small, new busiCoral Gables Chamber ness must be attained by reaching out to the most

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BY GLORIA BURNS Jerry Santeiro, is a 20-year resident of Coral Gables and already has made his mark on the City Beautiful. He is a born leader who has a masterful way of entertaining a crowd whether he is emceeing events or simply conducting a meeting, a reason he is much sought after by so many organizations. Santeiro was born in Havana, Cuba, but relocated to Miami in 1960, with his family. After graduating from Christopher Columbus High School and then Georgia Tech, where he earned a degree in JERRY SANTEIRO Industrial Engineering, Jerry joined Florida Power and Light Company as a field engineer. He swiftly moved through the management ranks until his departure in 1994 as manager of corporate and external affairs. During his time with FPL, he received his MBA from Florida International University and also represented FPL in Washington,

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Coral Gables residents Ignacio and Carolina Permuy are pictured with former First Lady, Senator and now Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a pre-inaugural luncheon honoring Mrs. Clinton, Jan. 19, in Washington, DC. Ignacio Permuy is president of Terra Architects in Coral Gables. Also pictured is niece Clara Permuy.

Art exhibit at UM focuses on life with ovarian cancer BY ANDREA SCHNORR Echo, copyright 2006, John Magnan; photo by David J. Arruda Jr., New Bedford, MA.

he National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) presents the “body image | body essence” art exhibition, featuring the work of Massachusetts sculptor John Magnan. A successful nationally touring body of work, the exhibit is on display at the University of Miami through Mar. 21. This remarkable visual journey depicts a universal story of hope, courage and love. The sculptures were created in

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BY ROSALIND MOORE The City of Coral Gables proclaimed Jan. 13 as “Coral Gables Garden Club Day in Coral Gables” recognizing the organization, founded in 1925, for its dedication to the beautification of the city in addition to creating three striking municipal entrances as well as a statue of George E. Merrick in front of City Hall. Because George E. Merrick, founder and master developer of Coral Gables, wanted grand entrances that were unable to be completed because of the Great Depression, Betsy Adams, former club president and the driving force of the club’s Adopt-An Entrance Project, began the development for the new Coral Gables entrances.

Three beautiful entrances were dedicated in 1991, 1997 and 2008. They are located at Coral Way and Red Road, Miracle Mile and Douglas Road, Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Eighth Street. The George Merrick 12-foot bronze statue was dedicated in 2006. Adams and Coral Gables Garden Club president Donna Box accepted the Office of the Mayor Proclamation from Mayor Don Slesnick during a ceremony at City Hall. “I urge the citizens of Coral Gables to acknowledge and commend the Coral Gables Garden Club for their tremendous community pride, spirit and excellent performance that has provided significant beautification and historical enhancements to our City Beautiful,” Mayor Slesnick said.

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South Miami Rotary elects new slate of officers Gloria Burns GLORIA’S GAB Inauguration Day was the featured program for most everyone on January 20 and one of the best seats in town was at Carrabba’s lounge in South Miami where the South Miami Rotary Club met for their weekly luncheon. All agreed, President Obama certainly was the best featured speaker ever. Of course, sharing the historic day with fellow Rotarians made it all the more memorable. Following the ceremony, the Club addressed other matters, electing a new slate of officers for the coming year. The newly elected slate includes Pansy Graham, President 2009 – 2010; Doreen Reitneauer, President Elect; Bill Enright, Vice President; Kathy Miller Secretary; Fabio Fernandez, Sgt. of Arms; and David Jacobs, Treasurer, The board of directors to serve include Ellen Book Ed Fischer, Donna Gaines, Roy Gonas, Linda Kaplan, Mike Mills, Diana Phillips, and Don Streaker. Out of town and area Rotarians looking for a make up meeting are welcomed to join this group who meet at Carrabba’s in South Miami every Tuesday at noon. The Junior Orange Bowl brought hockey teams from as far away as Tampa and West Palm Beach to participant in their Second Annual JOBC Miami Little Toros Ice Hockey Tournament. An amazingly talented group of players ranging in age from as young as 5 years to 12 years of age made this a very competitive match up. Among the competitors were the Golden Wolves, from

President Obama received a good portion of the youth vote now, and possibly, in the future. Pictured is Olivia Kauffman on inauguration day.

Davie; the West Palm Beach Rec All Stars; the Florida Eels, from Ft. Myers; the Junior Panthers, from Coral Springs; the Miami Little Toros; and the Tampa Bay Titans. Held January 16 through 19, at Kendall Ice Arena, this was the second year for the tournament, a very welcomed and relatively new addition to the Junior Orange Bowl festival of events. JOBC President Jim Borgmann and JOBC Administrative Director Mark Pidal credit the success of this event to Joe Tipone, Director, of the Miami Little Toros, and so many others such as Peter Burgess, a parent volunteer. As with most JOBC events, volunteers are the backbone of any event and the reason a small JOBC staff is able to manage what has become the “world’s largest youth festival” is because of that solid base. The Junior Orange Bowl Festival now has activities from as early as September and October through February. For young adults, the JOBC has become an enjoyable as well as excellent way to develop and strengthen leadership skills while meeting new people and helping a great non-profit organization. Those interested in becoming involved should contact the JOBC offices at 305-6621210. Information on the festival is also available online at jrorangebowl.com. In other club news, on January 20th the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club hosted an event for the District 11 President’s Project Heifer International. Florida Federation of Women’s Club (FFWC) President, Linda Dennis joined by FFWC Past president and Project Chair, Charlyne Carruth, and seventy other women to enjoy a day that included a Silent & Live auction as well as a raffle for baskets donated from each club. Each club decorated a table with an animal, Heifers, sheep, elephants, honey bees, Ducks & geese. At the end of the day, Linda Dennis with presented with a check for $2,660.50, the total funds raised that day. Heifer International is an amazing organization that has a proven approach – almost 60 years in the making – to helping people obtain a sustainable source of food and income throughout the world in an effort to reduce world hunger. For more information, go to heifer.org. Among the many making the event a success were Linda Hartwell, who made the basket for the Gables Club; Pam Schaefer, who handled the silent auction; and several other members who attended the event including President, Charo Bolanos, Mary Scull Brown, Nancy Desmangles, Mayra

This was the District 11 Heifer International President’s Project. FFWC President, Linda Dennis, FFWC President’s Chairman, Charlyne Carruth District 11 Director, Mary Wingett, District 11 President’s Chairman, Barbara Lapsley, District 11 Secretary, Pam Schaefer, District ll Arts Chairman, Linda Hartwell.

Pictured enjoying the final game of the JOBC Miami Little Toros Ice Hockey Tournament are JOBC President Jim Borgmann with JOBC Royal Court, Enid Miguez, and several other members.

Dominguez, Ana Lam, Debra Adam, Barbara Lapsley and Claire FrancesWhitehurst, who donate another $500 to FFWC President, Linda Dennis for Heifer International. This group of women attracts membership from as far north as Miramar and Doral to as far south as Cutler Bay. Women looking to give something back to their community will find this organization offers a broad range of activities that will fit your needs. For more information, call Membership Chair Debi Wilborn at 305-595-9195. In other news, the community is invited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of ceramicist Kay Pancoast’s Coral Gables Mural, a permanent installation at the Coral Gables Branch Library. A reception to honor the lives and works of the Pancoast family will be held on Thursday, February 26, from 6 – 8:30 pm. at the Coral Gables Branch Library

– 3443 Segovia Street. Included in the exhibition will be handmade ceramic tiles, watercolors, paintings and architectural renderings, as well as a collaborative ceramic mural, by students from the Coral Gables War Memorial, created specifically for the occasion. For more information, call 305-442-8706 Now just a few weeks away, make plans to attend the South Miami Rotary Art Festival to be held February 21-22, on Sunset drive between US 1 and Red Road. For more information, go online to southmiamiartfestival.org. Until next week, keep making each day count. Keeping up with what’s happening in our community is quite a challenge and I am certain there are many activities I miss. If you would like to submit information for this column, send your news via e-mail to galburns@aol.com.


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Old Spanish Village project progressing on schedule BY KARINA CASTRO Old Spanish Village, the $350 million “new urbanism” development in Coral Gables, is progressing steadily. The exterior structure of the first building, part of Phase I of The Villas, is complete. Underground utilities and underground infrastructure are 90 percent complete. Construction of Phase I began in April 2008 and the first of seven buildings in this phase will be complete in April. The Spanish-inspired grand archway, which serves as the village’s entry and symbolizes the realization of the vision of Coral Gables’ founder George Merrick, was inaugurated in December. Sales also are on target. To date, approximately 40 percent of the luxury units in the 49-residence El Prado, part of Phase II, have been reserved. Construction on El Prado will begin in the third quarter of 2009. “All the fundamentals are in place to deliver a successful development,” said Ralph Sanchez, president of Ponce Circle Developers. “We attribute the positive reception to Old Spanish Village to the type of community we designed. We are creating an urban oasis in the midst of downtown with the finest and most high-end features and finishes.” Inspired by the vision of Merrick, Old Spanish Village will evoke the aesthetics of ancient Spanish

towns yet will be entirely modern, with hurricaneready building materials and structural components. The mixed-use community will span three city blocks on seven acres just south of Miracle Mile adjacent to Ponce Circle. The Villas comprise three- and four-bedroom town-mansions priced from $1.5 million. They will include private rooftop terraces, private elevators, two-car garages, a butler’s pantry and a separate laundry room. El Prado, the signature tower on Ponce de Leon, 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. Residential sales and marketing for Old Spanish Village are being handled by Cervera Real Estate. For more information on sales, call sales director Nancy Iliffe at 305-444-1717. Ralph Sanchez, president of Ponce Circle Developers LLC, is pictured with the scale model of Old Spanish Village.

"Something about the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man". --Winston Churchill Some of the most generous people I know have four legs. Most of my best life-lessons have been learned on the back of a horse: forgiveness, perseverance, when to strive and when to rest, problem solving, focus, and facing fears. When your daughter or son asks for riding lessons, consider what a great learning opportunity you are opening for them – lessons which will help them to become strong leaders, and cooperative companions throughout their lives. Why do I say that horses are generous, not merely obedient? Watch an old school horse accept the beginner's clumsy cues. How easy it would be to ignore them or dump them off. Sure, he will challenge her, but seldom to the point of danger. Over and over, they forgive our mistakes, even though those mistakes are made on their sensitive mouths and backs. Horses vary in their personalities as much as do humans. A good personality match, along with communication, are key in this relationship as in any other. But all horses have something to teach us. Some horses and riders are best suited to the independent problem solving of the horse, others to the speed and determination of jumping or the constant dialog of dressage. Learning to understand the needs and motivations of a horse, we may learn to know ourselves better. Horses have a lot to teach us about leadership and about following. Observe their body lan-

guage while at liberty, and you will see the dynamic relationships they maintain. Speak their language, and you can become a herd leader among your horses. Similar approaches might even work in our human environment. What happens when you approach a horse? First he tips an ear in your direction, swiveling to follow you. Having decided that you are not a threat he turns his head to look at you. If you reach for his nose, he might turn away, offering the shoulder- a public gesture, like a handshake. He's not sure about you, so he moves away, staying just out of reach, until he is hidden behind companions. The message he's giving you is, "I don't feel quite safe here". So you offer a treat and a pat to each of the other horses, and eventually your horse shoves his nose into your hand, looking for carrots. Offer the carrot, put the lead rope around his neck and then the halter over his head , and this moment of conversation is concluded as he obediently follows you back to the barn. Most of the time, horses are asking some simple questions; "Will it eat me?" "Can I eat it?" "Who's in charge here?" "Run now?" and my favorite, "What game are we playing?" When my horse swivels an ear, he is saying "is that a threat or something of interest?". Offering his shoulder, he says "I'm not sure I trust you yet." But offering his nose, he is thinking about food and feeling safe. Feelings slightly insecure, he moves away, but isn't triggered to flee. He belongs to a herd and they will protect him. When I become

part of the herd, he chooses me as leader and looks to me for comfort and direction. If he were to challenge my leadership by trying to crowd me, my body language, mimicking a horse, will be strong and definite in defining my space. We apply similar principles when riding, applying or releasing pressure, striving to be simple and clear in communication, taking a leadership role so the horse trusts us to choose direction and pace without question. The energy of the warm up sets the tone for the ride, and the horse replies, agreeing to the task at hand or needing encouragement to play along. Like a school teacher, we notice and remove distractions, tell our horse "focus on me, wait for

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Mommy and Me Tea is SANTEIRO, from page 1 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– fabulous affair for all DC, for one year on the President’s Commission on Executive Exchange. Since leaving FPL, Santeiro has worked in financial services and for seven years was in the healthcare industry primarily involved in the provision of private home healthcare for private and workers compensation clients. He was named executive director of the Guardianship Program of Dade County Inc. in May 2006. He is a Registered Professional Guardian in the state of Florida. During the past few decades, his civic involvement has been mind boggling. He has served as chair of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, president of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables, and on numerous boards such as the YMCA, World Trade Center, USO of Dade and

Mothers, daughters and grandmothers all delighted in the ambiance of Afternoon Tea at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

BY PAULA FERNÁNDEZ DE LOS MUROS Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden conducted a special Mommy and Me Tea on the veranda and in the ballroom of the Jean Ellen Dupont Shehan Visitor Center on Friday, Jan. 16. Mothers, daughters and grandmothers all delighted in the ambiance of Afternoon Tea served by the Fairchild volunteers at beautifully set tables, complete with fine china. The menu included scones, mini tea sandwiches, cookies and petit fours. Live music by local guitarist Rob Friedman enhanced the guests’ experience. The next Afternoon Tea at Fairchild will be the First Ladies Tea taking place on Feb. 22. Join Fairchild to salute the

First Ladies of the United States with tea and recipes including Martha Washington’s candy and Mary Todd Lincoln’s “Courting Cake” and patriotic tunes from guitarist Rob Friedman. Tea service begins at 3 p.m. Cost per person is $27 for members, $37 for non-members and $17 for children 12 and under. For more information and reservations, call Tricia Frank at 305-663-8091 or purchase tickets online at <www.fairchildgarden.org>. Fairchild is located at 10901 Old Cutler Rd. in Coral Gables. Regular admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for children ages 6-17 and free to children 5 and under as well as Fairchild members.

Monroe Counties, Coral Gables Community Foundation, FIU Alumni Association, Arts and Business Council, and South Florida Guardianship Association. In fact, he is the incoming chair of the Coral Gables Community Foundation and chair-elect of the Alliance for Aging of Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. While Santeiro’s commitment to community service is important, he also takes great pride in his family. Santeiro has a daughter, Christina, who lives in Atlanta, GA. Of course, he insists he is way too young to be a grandpa and yet he is. His baby granddaughter, Nina Isabella, born in May 2007, is too beautiful for words.

EXHIBIT, from page 1 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– response to his wife’s diagnosis and treatment and her seven-year battle with ovarian cancer, but the art speaks to the struggles of anyone living with cancer. “Body image | body essence” explores the conflict between who I am and what I look like faced by women with ovarian cancer after its invasive surgery and follow-up treatments. The art addresses many aspects of changed self-image, both heavy and lighthearted. Serious issues of scarring, fatigue and fertility can be found in some pieces, but so can playful explorations of “chemo brain,” or hair that refuses to grow back the same as before. In the art, visitors will find a remarkable expression of one couple’s response to a life-threatening challenge that speaks to the universal human strengths of courage and survival. The final installation of the exhibition, Echo, serves as the icon for the NOCC’s

“Break the Silence” campaign by paying homage to the spirit of the many women living with and fighting ovarian cancer. The exhibit is on display at the College of Arts and Sciences Gallery, 1210 Stanford Dr. on the UM campus; hours are Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m., and Thursday, noon-7 p.m. There is no charge for admission to the exhibition, but donations will be accepted for ovarian cancer awareness and education. Since its inception in 1995, the NOCC has been committed to raising awareness of ovarian cancer in communities across the country through education and support for women with ovarian cancer and their families. For information on the “Break the Silence” campaign and to contact one of the NOCC local chapters, visit online at <www.ovarian.org> or call 1-888OVARIAN.

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RazzleDazzle Barbershop, a unique new business on historic Miracle Mile, is sure to bring back some of the good old days. Boldly designed to emulate a classic barbershop of the 1940s, the independently owned barbershop brings back the rare art of a hot lather shave and offers a relaxing ambiance where men can get their haircuts, along with the pampering of scalp, neck and shoulder massages, hand and foot care, shoe shines and other grooming services. Customers will be enticed to sit back and relax as they listen to Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra or watch old-time favorite flicks. “RazzleDazzle, with its modernized version of a traditional Main Street barber shop, is a perfect addition to enhance the hometown flavor of Miracle Mile,” said Terranova’s execu-

what a real barbershop should be like, according to owner Elena Linares-Randazzo, a veteran of the salon industry. “I want customers to leave my barbershop relaxed, comforted and refreshed, after special attention from the staff and state of the art equipment,” Linares-Randazzo said. Linares-Randazzo was the first Dominican-born woman to open a Supercuts franchise, eventually running 16 Supercuts, including an award-winning location in South Beach and eight locations in Puerto Rico. Her ties to Coral Gables include spearheading the opening of Randazzo’s Little Italy restaurant along with husband Marc. The shop is located at 224 Miracle Mile. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 306-461-4666.


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tribute to a current student, former student, teacher, adult, business or group. Donations will support the G.W. Carver Middle School PTSA, an organization committed to G.W. Carver and its students. Donations to the Walk of Fame are tax deductible as provided by law. The engraved bricks are available for $30 each and have space for up to three lines of 20 characters each. The deadline for brick orders is Feb. 11. To receive an order form by fax or email, contact G.W. Carver Middle School at 305-444-7388. For more information, visit online at <http://carver.dade.k12.fl.us>.

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with me for a moment, please. You see an attractive person across a crowded room, someone that looks vaguely familiar and has previously sparked your interest. They might be a friend of a friend. You feel a few butterflies fluttering around inside your stomach. Your palms are sweaty and your heart beats a little bit faster than usual. You stride across the room and introduce yourself. You offer a few compliments, lean in ever so slightly to make the setting more intimate, and suggest that the two of you get together in a more private setting. Developing your business in this commercial climate is no different. Read on! You spot a qualified prospect across the room at a Chamber networking event. You recall that they have attended this type of event before and you understand that they might be seeking the services you offer. You practice your elevator speech in your head as you walk across the room armed with your

business cards and winning smile. When you arrive, you engage them with a one-minute introduction on you and your business. You compliment them on the good things you have heard about their company recently and offer to host them for a lunch to talk business. See the fundamental parallels? They are refreshingly obvious, yet we often forget to draw upon our entire arsenal of skills and savvy in these situations. In reality, we are always selling and courting - whether it be our products, our services, or even ourselves. So, for Valentines Day this month, ask yourself â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who do you want to meet? Then, make a list â&#x20AC;&#x201C; of at least ten qualified leads (even ones that might be difficult to get in the door with). Use your Chamber to begin this familiar courtship and take advantage of a new found confidence to secure the business, grow it and ultimately embrace success. See you next month in the business pages.

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Award. Different from previous years, this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s AXA Advisors Businesswomen of the Year Awards has incorporated the Retailer and Restaurateur Award. The committee eagerly anticipates the outcome of this addition. To date, the three award sponsors for the event will be Gulliver Schools, Lopez & Partners and Danâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Video Creations. Two awards are still available for sponsorship. If your company would like to sponsor these awards, please contact Natalie Leon at 305-446-1657. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The recognition benefits outstanding

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Prior to the awards ceremony, a reception recognizing the nominees will take place at Rene Ruiz. For more information on the reception or Businesswomen of the Year Awards, please call 305-4461657.

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D. Wade is healthy and back to his Finals MVP form, and his supporting cast of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Matrixâ&#x20AC;? Shawn Marion, Miami-native Udonis Haslem, and rookie phenoms Michael Beasley and Mario Chalmers have the HEAT poised for another run at the playoffs. And this season, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no letting up because the HEAT has Something to Prove â&#x20AC;&#x201C; every game is a battle for redemption. If you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come to the AmericanAirlines Arena to catch Olympic Gold medalist Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;wyane Wade and the rest of the Miami HEAT, then what are you waiting for? In these economic times, the HEAT has the right ticket package to suit your budget. Individual game tickets start as low as $5 and season tickets start as low as $10. The HEAT has special promotional ticket offers such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guys Night

Out,â&#x20AC;? where the fellows can enjoy a night at the HEATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House, a promotional size beer or Pepsi soft drink, a regular size hotdog, and a halftime meet-and-greet with the three-time â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most Popular Dance Team in the NBA,â&#x20AC;? the Miami HEAT Dancers, for one great low price. For the busy HEAT fan who canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make all the games but still wants to enjoy the HEAT Experience, there are two great partial plans to choose from: The eightgame Premiere Plan and the Pick 4 Plan. To check out the perfect affordable ticket option for you, call 786-777-HOOP or visit HEAT.com. And donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to purchase your tickets for the South Florida Business Marches Forth event on March 4, 2009 at the AmericanAirlines Arena. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your chance to network with hundreds of top business

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exhibit and exchange their products and services. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our March Madness program is designed with our Coral Gables business community in mind,â&#x20AC;? said Mark A. Trowbridge, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce President and CEO. The event is expected to draw over 300 people and showcase 50 table-tops of businesses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Each year, we bring together businesses of all sizes in our Chamber, especially our small and medium-sized companies, to network, sell and showcase their products and services,â&#x20AC;? Trowbridge said.

The event will be held on Thursday March 26, 2009 at the historic Biltmore Hotel at 5:30 p.m. The Chamber expects the event to be one of excitement and dynamic networking. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The expo is high energy, value-laden, and a unique opportunity for our Chamber to really sell our businesses in a personal and meaningful way,â&#x20AC;? Trowbridge said. For more information on the March Madness Business Expo, to showcase your business or to be a sponsor, please call Events Manager Natalie Leon at 305446-1657.

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Completed in 1925 and now meticulously restored, the exquisite Biltmore Golf Course has challenged the likes of Walter Hagen, Tiger Woods, Babe Ruth and Gene Sarazen. The Chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s President and CEO Mark A. Trowbridge feels that the Classic provides business leaders a unique opportunity to network. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is tremendous energy on the links, esprit du corps and good-natured camaraderie that translates into meaningful relationships that benefit all of us in business,â&#x20AC;? he said. To sponsor or participate in the golfing festivities, please call Events Manager Erica Dominguez at 305-446-1657.

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0G:/@@G;<=:/< The Miami Transplant Institute is considered one of the leading transplant centers in the world with a major role in kidney, liver, intestinal, heart and pancreas transplantation. The institute was on display at the Good Morning Coral Gables Breakfast at the Biltmore Hotel on Thursday, Jan. 15. Dr. Andreas Tzakis spoke to the attendees about the importance of transplant medicine and how it will progress into the future. At the Institute, he leads and performs about 500 transplants a year. The Institute strives to increase access to transplantation and improve quality of life. In addition to providing hope and help for patients in need of transplants, the medical center has another mandate: to welcome all patients needing transplants regardless of the organ or disease. The transplant program is a collaborative endeavor between UHealth/Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital. For more information on the Miami Transplant Institute at UHealth, please call 305-355-5000.

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BY MARIE GUMA-DIAZ Two hundred years after the birth of famed naturalist and father of the modern evolutionary theory, Charles Darwin, his ideas are still inspiring new forms of scientific and artistic innovation. Dr. Richard Milner, a physical and cultural anthropologist, author of the Encyclopedia of Evolution and regular contributor to Natural History magazine, has created a one-man musical performance, Charles Darwin: Live and in Concert, that is entertaining audiences the world over. In commemoration of Darwin’s 200th birthday, on Feb. 16 at 6 p.m., Milner will bring his musical production to the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway (next to the Miami Seaquarium). The event is free to the public. Victorian naturalist Charles Darwin is brought to life by Richard Milner in a one-man musical filled with witty original songs, science, and madness. An author of award-winning books on Darwin and evolution, Milner’s unique lyrics have delighted audiences from

Germany to Australia. He appears as Darwin, Thomas Henry Huxley, A. R. Wallace, and Stephen Jay Gould, belts out a blues for the 1925 Scopes “Monkey Trial,” and somehow Maurice Chevalier and Jimmy Durante also get into the act. Darwin Day is an international celebration of the life and scientific accomplishments of Charles Darwin. The year 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his groundbreaking On the Origin of Species. This presentation is sponsored by Ocean Research and Education Foundation, in partnership with the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami. For more information, contact Laura Bracken at 305-421-4207 or by email at <lbracken@rsmas.miami.edu>. Founded in the 1940s, the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science has grown into one of the world’s premier marine and atmospheric research institutions. For more information, visit online at <www.rsmas.miami.edu>.


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Series of lectures about Jesus designed for non-religious Bishop John Shelby Spong will present a series of lectures titled, “Jesus for the Non-Religious,” on Friday, Feb. 6, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (reception and lecture), and 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Feb. 7 (coffee hour and lecture), at Coral Gables Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 3010 De Soto Blvd. Throughout this thought-provoking event, Bishop Spong will take you for a wild and daring ride with Jesus, stripping him of all the myths you’ve grown up with and offering a more approachable, more believable Jesus as the key to new life and new humanity. Tickets for the entire lecture series are $35; tickets for individual lectures also are available for $20. Order your tickets by calling 305-448-7421, ext. 19. For instant processing and confirmation anytime, order tickets safely online at <www.coralgablescongregational.org>. Both Visa and Mastercard are accepted. SABATELLA, RAMBLING STRING BAND PERFORM TRADITIONAL FOLK MUSIC Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band will perform traditional

folk music at the Barnacle Under Moonlight concert on Monday, Feb. 9, 7-9 p.m., at the Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Hwy. in Coconut Grove. This five-member ensemble performs with an impressive array of instruments including guitar, banjo, fiddle and mandolin. Admission for the event costs $7 for adults and children ages 10 or older; $3 for children ages 6-9, and children under 6 are free. For additional information, call 305442-6866, or visit online at <www.TheBarnacle.org> for events schedule and membership information. CHIROPRACTIC CENTER SLATES BENEFIT ‘HAVE A HEART DAY’ The Fisher-Steinberg Chiropractic Center has designated Wednesday, Feb. 11, as “Have a Heart Day.” All fees collected on this day will be given to the Oklahaven Children’s Chiropractic Center, which gives natural and chiropractic healthcare free of charge to children whom often have been “given up on” by the medical profession. A $25 donation will allow one new

COMMUNITY NEWS patient to have an examination and his or her complete history taken. For xrays, the donation is $10. Patients who already are under chiropractic care will get an adjustment for a $10 minimum donation. Appointments can be made by calling 305-385-7200 for Dr. Paul Fisher or Dr. Craig Fisher and 305-387-3896 for Dr. Steinberg. The office is located at 13710 SW 84 St. in the Kendale Lakes Shopping Plaza. FICUS WHITEFLY UPDATE WORKSHOP SET FOR LANDSCAPING PROFESSIONALS The Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension Division will host the Ficus Whitefly Update Workshop on Thursday, Feb. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the John D. Campbell Agricultural Center, 18710 SW 288 St.

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COMMUNITY NEWS, FREE JAZZ CONCERT ON UM CAMPUS FEATURES PIANIST GEOFFREY KEEZER A free jazz concert is scheduled at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15, along the shore of Lake Osceola, in the heart of the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus. The public is invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic lunches, and enjoy a lazy, family-friendly afternoon listening to the musical stylings of jazz pianist Geoffrey Keezer. The event is part of a series of free jazz concerts offered each year on the UM campus and made possible by a generous donation from Peggy Hollander, a member of UM’s Citizen’s Board. This event is free to the public. Leashed dogs are welcome to the concert conducted on the green space behind UM’s Gusman Center Concert Hall. For more information, contact the Office of Community Relations at 305284-5500 or send email to <umneighbors@miami.edu>. CORALGABLES@HOME BENEFITS TO BE DISCUSSED AT LIBRARY The Coral Gables Community Foundation will introduce the benefits

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of a CoralGables@Home membership on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m., at the Coral Gables Public Library, 3443 Segovia St. Coral Gables now boasts the first nonprofit membership organization in Florida designed to provide wellness, transportation, household and social and cultural services to residents age 50 and older. Coffee and danish will be served. The event is free, but because seating is limited, reservations are required. Call 305443-4011 to register. For a complete list of benefits, visit online at <www.gablesfoundation.org>. MACCW WILL HOST YEAR’S ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP GALA The Miami Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women will host its 10th annual scholarship gala luncheon and auction at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Rusty Pelican restaurant, 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway. Since 1996, this scholarship fund has distributed more than $95,000 to 31 girls, enabling them to continue their education at Catholic high schools in

the archdiocese. This year, four $5,000 scholarships were distributed. Contributions to the scholarship fund may be sent to: MACCW Scholarship Fund, 7900 SW 143 St., Miami, FL 33158. For more information, call June Acker at 305-226-5183. ANNUAL DADE AGRICULTURAL TOUR SCHEDULED, FEB. 25 The Dade County AGRI Council’s Annual Ag Tour will begin at MiamiDade County’s UF/IFAS Cooperative Extension Office, 18710 SW 288 St., Homestead, on Wednesday, Feb. 25. The tour begins promptly at 9 a.m. and returns to the Cooperative Extension at 3 p.m. Registration and refreshments will be available from 8 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. The luncheon, scheduled for about 12:30 p.m., will be at the Redland Golf and Country Club, 24451 SW 177 Ave. in Homestead. Guests should call Diane Massucci, AGRI Council secretary at 305-281-6602 to register. Cost is $30 with reservations and $40 without them. If you only can attend the luncheon, the cost is $20.

Proceeds from this event benefit agricultural awareness, education and scholarship programs in Miami-Dade County. For information, call 305-281-6602. APRIL ACT ACHIEVEMENT TEST REGISTRATION DEADLINE NEARS The registration deadline is Feb. 27 for the next ACT achievement test to be administered on Apr. 4. Students may register online at <www.actstudent.org> or obtain registration forms from their high school counseling office. People can register late between Feb. 28 and March 13 for an additional fee. April is an ideal time for students to take the test because once they receive their scores, they can plan senior year coursework to better prepare for college and potential careers. The cost of the test is $31 for the traditional ACT test and $46 for the ACT Plus Writing format. A list of schools that require the writing test can be found at <www.actstudent.org/writing>. The ACT website at <www.actstudent.org> has helpful information, free sample tests and inexpensive test prep materials.

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Romance in a Can Film Fest coming to Miami BY BRUCE BOBBINS Carice van Houten — the acclaimed Dutch film star who is currently starring opposite Tom Cruise in the hit movie Valkyrie and who electrified audiences as the German Jewish resistance fighter Rachel Stein in the 2007 film Black Book — will be the special guest during the Third Annual “Romance in a Can” (RIAC) Film Festival, presented by Eurocinema, Feb. 6-15, at indoor and outdoor venues throughout the Greater Miami area. Twenty-one independent first-run foreign feature films — featuring such international stars as Van Houten, as well as Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy, Giancarlo Giannini, Derek Jacobi, Tovah Feldshuh, and Irène Jacob, and representing 15 countries — will make their big screen premieres on U.S. soil during the 10-day event, the only festival of romantic films in the U.S. The program also will include a tribute to the legendary Polish director, writer and actor Krzysztof Kieslowski, and a short film competition for film students from Europe and Miami area high schools. The program opens at the tropical Art Deco Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach and closes at the legendary Barnacle State Park in Coconut Grove. RIAC — established by Red Chemistry Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the work of independent European filmmakers — pairs screenings of feature-length European films making their domestic debuts and the short film competition with an array of special events, while raising funds for youth arts programs. The award-winning short film will be purchased by Eurocinema for airing on its TV channel. Eurocinema is the first and only TV channel dedicated solely to pre-

senting foreign films to U.S. and North American audiences. It is available in some 25 million homes via Time Warner, Cablevision, Charter, DISH and DIRECTV, among other cable and satellite systems. Van Houten will participate in three programs during the film festival: A red carpet event honoring Dutch cinema and showcasing the U.S. big screen premiere of Love is All, in which she stars, on Friday, Feb. 13; a special Valentine’s Day event on Saturday, Feb. 14, and the closing night festivities on Sunday, Feb. 15. “We are honored that Carice van Houten will be our special guest this year,” said Isabelle Landman, executive director of Red Chemistry. “She has already captivated audiences in her native country with her magnificent and award-winning work on both the small and big screens. “Now, with Valkyrie and Black Book, as well as high-profile roles in such upcoming Hollywood pictures as Body of Lies, Repossession Mambo, and Vivaldi, her allure and beauty is electrifying American audiences. Indeed, she is classy, romantic, and glamorous — just like the films we will be showing throughout Romance in a Can. And preserving romance during Valentine’s week, far away from the war and violence, is the mission of this festival.” In addition to Love is All, which currently is being shown on the Eurocinema TV channel, other films making their U.S. big screen premieres include Forever (from Italy) with Giannini; Bye Bye Blackbird (from Luxembourg) with Jacobi; Love Life (from Germany and Israel) with Feldshuh, and three films Blue, White, and Red (from Poland), each directed by Kieslowski and starring, respectively, Binoche, Delpy, and Jacob.

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Alice in Wonderland comes alive in musical adaptation BY RICHARD BERNARD Actors’ Playhouse Theatre For Young Audiences is taking kids on a wild, thrilling ride into a world of imagination and wonder in Paul Boyd’s musical version of the classic Lewis Carroll books, Alice in Wonderland. In this musical classic, curious Alice, the heroine of the story, tumbles down a magic rabbit hole and into an enchanted world full of whimsical and wacky characters. Follow Alice through this mysterious land as she tries to make her way back home in this all-singing, alldancing musical spectacular. This Actors’ Playhouse production of Alice in Wonderland is the U.S. premiere of Paul Boyd’s critically acclaimed musical which has been delighting audiences across Ireland and the UK for the past decade. Nominated for a BCA “Best Drama” award, Cindy Pearce as the Mad Hatter, Kristi Davis as Alice, and Lauren Boyd’s hit has been called “a Kairalla as the Rabbit are seen in Paul Boyd’s version of Alice in spellbinding production” by the Wonderland at Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre. (Photo by Alberto Romeu) Irish News and “a show that reaches the hearts, minds and funny bones of all generations” by the party group rates for 15 or more are available for show only or show and Irish Times. Enter Wonderland and join in the fun party reception. Select weekday 10 a.m. performances live on stage at the Miracle Theatre through Apr. 4. Performances are are available for pre-arranged fieldtrips Saturdays at 2 p.m. through Feb. 28, and and can be booked through the Department at Saturdays at 11 a.m. from Mar. 2 to Apr. 4. Education Tickets are $15 for adults and chil- <educate@actorsplayhouse.org> or 305dren, and can be ordered online at 444-9293. Actors’ Playhouse provides <www.actorsplayhouse.org> or through detailed study guides and a talkback with the box office at 305-444-9293. Birthday the cast for all weekday performances.

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Miami Civic Music Association launches its 2008-09 season BY ROBERT HAMILTON The Miami Civic Music Association will present the 11th Annual Piano Gala on Feb. 15, at 4 p.m., featuring pianists Rosalina G. Sackstein, Paul Posnak, Tian Ying and Dennis Kam. This and other Miami Civic Music Association concerts will be in Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr. on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus. The concert will be dedicated to the memory of the composer and concert pianist Mana-Zucca, who was a prominent member of Miami’s music world for many years. Also appearing will be pianists Jose Ignacio Diaz Ysomar Granados, Laura Keith, Diana Limeres, Alejandro Mendez, Maria Beatriz Sellek, Leila Torres and Megan Walsh — all graduates from the Frost School of Music who are now performing professionally. Rosalina G. Sackstein and her daughter, flutist Rosy Sackstein, will perform a Mana-Zucca composition dedicated to her daughter. She and her grandchildren — Andrew, Matthew and Alina Roitstein, and Danielle and David Sackstein — will present a special arrangement of Eliseo Grenet’s Cuban classic, Drume Negrita. All proceeds from this concert will benefit the Rosalina G. Sackstein Piano Scholarship Fund at the Frost School of Music. Other programs for the season include: The Conjunto Iberico Cello Octet returns to the series with a performance on Sunday, Mar. 15, at 4 p.m. The group, conducted by Elias Arizcuren, is based in Amsterdam and is composed of eight young cellists from

around Europe. Their programs feature works by composers from Spain such as Turina, Rodrigo and Granados as well as pieces by contemporary composers who have written works especially for the Octet. This time they will be joined by mezzosoprano Elena Gragera from Spain. On Saturday, Mar. 28, at 8 p.m., pianist Paul Posnak from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami; Jules Eskin, principal cellist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Ethan Sloane, clarinet and professor of woodwinds at Boston University, will come together for an evening of chamber music. The trio’s performance at Festival Miami 2002 was praised by critics as one of the highlights of the event. Pianist Daniel Lessner will perform Sunday, May 3, at 4 p.m. Lessner, a Miami native now based in Los Angeles, was an audience favorite in his last recital for Civic two years ago. In addition to his performing career he is a successful composer for television and films. His recent South American tour received critical acclaim. Lessner performs frequently in the Los Angeles area. His April 2008 performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations at Chapin Hall, Williams College was praised for “individuality” and “freshness of interpretation.” He was invited to return to South America in October 2008 to perform Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto at Teatro Oriente in Santiago, Chile. Tickets are $30 general admission. Student tickets are available at the door. Call 305-271-8449 for additional information.

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New year brings thoughts of love to Cauley Square BY SHERRY MILLER The New Year brings new vibrations that fill the air with love and especially at Cauley Square Historic Railroad Village in South Miami Dade County. The 10-acre historic railroad village site is the last of its type in the state of Florida and one of the last in the entire United States. “Visitors come from around the world to experience the history of this country here in the Village,” said Frances Varela, owner and operator of Cauley Square. “There’s just no place like it,” continued the petite business woman who has transformed and preserved the historic site from hurricane devastation to total refurbishment throughout the flowering grounds and lush tropical foliage. South Florida’s public television station, WLRN, recently showcased the property as one of the foremost attractions of the area. The cottages, grounds, historic red train caboose, statued fountains, patio’s and cobble-stoned pathways make unique, one-of-a-kind photographic backgrounds for brides, families, travelers or romantic couples. This Valentine’s Day, Saturday, Feb. 14, from 6 to 10 p.m., both the Tea Room and the Village Chalet restaurants will be serving special menus by candlelight and roses with appropriate background music. Cost for dinner is around $100 per couple (plus tax and gratuity) and includes appetizer, dessert

The cottages, grounds, historic red train caboose, statued fountains, patio’s and cobblestoned pathways make unique, one-of-a-kind photographic backgrounds for brides, families, travelers or romantic couples. and a bottle of wine. Some 20 Cottage Shops adjacent to the restaurants will be exhibiting Valentine gifts that will make yesterday’s memories today’s treasures. Cauley Square Historic Railroad Village is open to the public with free parking Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Shops are closed on Mondays. The Tea Room and the Village Chalet restaurants are open seven days a week with “Happy Hour” every second Friday of each month from 7 to 10 p.m. with live music. Cauley Square is located at 22400 Old Dixie Hwy. in Goulds. For information, call direct to 305258-3543 or visit online at <www.cauleysquare.com>. For Valentine’s dinner reservations at the Tea Room, call 305-258-0044, and the Village Chalet, call 305-258-8900.

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Saab 9-3 lineup sees minor changes for 2009 Ron Beasley AUTOMOTIVE EDITOR

LET’S TALK CARS The Saab 9-3 lineup was given a major exterior redesign in the 2008 model year and there is little visible change for 2009. The Saab 9-3 model range includes the 9-3 Sport Sedan, 9-3 SportCombi and 9-3 Convertible in 2.0T and Aero models. A new “Aero-look” exterior appearance package is an option for 2.0T Sport models, while other new enhancements include interior trim, roof rail and wheel changes, as well as new standard OnStar 8.0 hardware that enables Turn-by-Turn Navigation and Bluetooth hands-free calling. The Saab 9-3 models incorporate design cues of the Aero X Concept, including the powerful front end, larger grille with smaller side grilles and a semi-overwrapping hood. The headlights wrap around the fenders to the flanks and accommodate the

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2005 Lexus LS 430 38k mi, $18000, Silver, Ref#: 5780961, Phone: 954-783-3848

2001 Ford Explorer Sport 92k mi, $4250, White, Ref#: 6102887, Phone: 954-479-7006

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Regular fee $500.00 Exp. date: 2/28/09

305-378-5544

0428DKM

www.watsonhamiltondental.com 11373 SW 211 St., Suite 10 & 11 • Cutler Bay, FL Emergencies welcome • Most insurance accepted

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Master Stylist is now at Joseph’s Salon

Please call me today for an appointment

305.992.1543 305.233.5291

14973 So. Dixie Hwy • Miami, FL 33176 • www.josephs-salon.com

TRADITIONAL CHINESE ACUPUNCTURE

HUI SHAO, AP, OMD

CORAL GABLES OFFICE • (305) 461-4046 3310 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Suite #250, Coral Gables, FL 33134 w w w . a c u p u n c t u r e i n m i a m i . c o m

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By Doctor from Shanghai, China. Practicing Chinese Acupuncture for Over 15 Years Specializing in Pain Control Acute or Chronic Pain (neck, shoulder, back, sciatic...) • Arthritis • Bursitis • Athletic Injuries • Anxiety • Sinusitis • Colitis • Weight Control • Allergies • Migraine & Headache • Hypertension • PMS & Gyn Problems • Immune Disorders • Stress & Depression • Sexual Disorder • Stop Smoking . . . Many other disorders, call to inquire. • We accept most Health Insurance & auto accident insurance

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Teeth whitening Gum treatment Extractions/Fillings Crowns Dentures/Bridges

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Dancin' In The Streets OFFERING CLASSES 4 YEARS - ADULT

Britney Simpson - Artistic Director • 12 Yrs Teaching Exp. • Former FL Marlins Cheerleader

Hip Hop, Lyrical, Ballet, Jazz, Voice, Acting, Broadway Dance, Hip Hop Moms, Yoga, Pilates, Ballroom & Salsa

SimpCity Performance Crew Auditions Saturday, February 21st Ages 9-17 Now Registering For Summer Camp & Jr. High School Musical Workshop

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