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GABLES GREAT Jeannett Slesnick succeeds with her work ethic, tireless service BY GLORIA BURNS

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eannett Slesnick is one of those self-motivated forces of nature whose work ethic and tireless efforts make her title of “First Lady” seem redundant. A mother, grandmother, businesswoman and civic leader, Jeannett Slesnick’s impact on the organizations in which she is involved are mammoth. Now a top Realtor in Miami-Dade County with her own real estate company, Slesnick graduated from the University of Florida in 1972. It was in Gainesville that she met her husband, now Coral Gables Mayor Don Slesnick, who was there attending law school. They married and settled in Coral Gables where they raised their daughter, Kathleen, and son, Donald, both of whom follow their parents’ leads in giving back to their community JEANNETT SLESNICK through service. For 19 of the 22 years Slesnick worked with EWM Realtors before founding her own firm,

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City program helps toddlers with developmental delays

Fanning the Fires! BY MARK TROWBRIDGE President & CEO of Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce

Cecilia AlvarezTabio works with a 3-year-old student during a one-on-one session.

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arents with young children who have autism or related developmental delays find it challenging and frustrating to find quality educational programs specific to their child’s condition. In August, the Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center is offering a preschool preparatory program for toddlers (18-48 months) who demonstrate delays in language and social skills, or those who have been diagnosed with autism. The program, called Stepping-In 2 Learn, is an early intervention program that helps to increase a child’s communication and social skills, and provides oneon-one therapy sessions. Instructor Cecilia Alvarez-Tabio, a Board Certified Associate Behavioral Analyst and former preschool teacher, will guide youngsters through a structured curriculum in a classroom setting with various stations that provide visual cues. “Because the children have a hard time communicating, visual cues are used for anything from requesting items to fol-

lowing a classroom schedule,” AlvarezTabio said. Parents or caretakers must participate with the child to ensure they also learn how to apply these new concepts to everyday life. Alvarez-Tabio will provide parents with behavioral techniques. “It’s important to help parents understand some of the behavioral characteristics their child is demonstrating, and give the parents the tools they need to so they can help their child become more functional,” she said. “By giving parents those tools, they’ll feel confident in their ability to help their child.” No parent ever is prepared for the unique challenges that autism presents, but early intervention gives families a chance to lead a normal and functional life. Stepping-In 2 Learn is being offered Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Youth Center, 405 University Dr. For more information on the program, visit online at <www.SteppingIn2Learn. com>. To register, visit <www. gablesrecreation.com> or call the Youth Center at 305-460-5600.

Are you a fan of something? I mean, truly a fan? Not someone who jumps on a bandwagon as it is about to head out for glory, but the type of person who has been there all along – from day one. Through thick and thin. The good times and the bad. The ups and the downs. Are you a real fan? In our community, as you might suspect, we have seen some shifting loyalties over the years in the world of sports, politics, and even fads and trends. Our fans are tough on their teams. We are a fickle populace and demand that our heroes be perfect and without a flaw. Plus, many of us arrive on the scene a fan of someplace else. But we live in a complicated world filled with complex issues and real people, so this ideal is not always a reality. In truth, our heroes are just ordinary people who

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Gold-Diggers Cut-A-Thon event to benefit charity BY JUSTINE CHICHESTER

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Westin n Colonnadee Rotunda 180 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables, Florida 305.441.2600 A minimum of a $5.00 - five dollar donation (cash only please) is required to participate with 100% of the proceeds going directly to “Give Kids The World” charity Menu u includess thee fallowing: Freshly Brewed Starbucks Coffee Lamberth Farms Fresh Squeezed Florida Orange Juice Seasons Best Ripe Sliced Fruit Straight From the Oven Flaky Croissants, Danish and Muffins Fluffy Scrambled Eggs Apple Wood Smoked Bacon and Herbed Sausage Links Breakfast Potatoes Ice Cream Sunday Bar with All The Fixings

The Westin Colonnade is managed by Davidson Hotel Company, one of the leading privately held hotel management companies in the world. Davidson is committed to giving back to humanity and “Give Kids The World” www.givekidstheworld.org is their charity.

Camelot Salon & Spa in Coral Gables is sponsoring The Gold-Diggers Inc.’s Third Annual Cut-A-Thon charity event. Centrally located in the heart of Coral Gables, Camelot Salon & Spa is opening its doors on Sunday, Aug. 15, from noon to 4 p.m., for a salon experience like no other, all in the name of charity. While haircuts usually range from $65 to $100 at Camelot, guests at the salon on Aug. 15 can receive a haircut for $20, nail polish change for $5 and/or a relaxing chair massage for $10. Gourmet, “couture” cupcakes will be served from Cupcakes Nouveau. Other sponsors of this event include Giardino Gourmet Salads and Gables Fitness. This fabulous event is hosted by local Coral Gables women’s charity organization, The Gold-Diggers Inc. The

Gold-Diggers, a 501(c)(3) organization, now in its 33rd year, has raised over $1 million for its beneficiaries, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Florida and Food for Life Network. The Gold-Diggers Inc. is made up of 40 women from Miami-Dade and Broward counties who raise money for these charities through fall fundraisers and their annual spring musical revue. Visit online at <www.gold-diggers.org> for more information. Camelot Salon & Spa is located two blocks south of Miracle Mile at 2600 Galiano St. in downtown Coral Gables. Visit <www.camelotspa.com> for more information. Appointments and walkins are welcome for this event and there is ample parking nearby. Contact Danielle Barreras of The Gold-Diggers Inc. at 305-986-3133 or via email at <dbaffa2@hotmail.com> to reserve your appointment.

SLESNICK, from page 1 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Slesnick and Associates. At EWM she was that firm’s top producer. Slesnick’s work ethic matches her passion for Coral Gables and is reflected in her volunteer efforts, including service on multiple boards and often rising to the position of president and chair of those organizations. She served on the city’s Historic Preservation Board, Economic Development Board and Cultural Affairs Board from 1986-2000, and was at St. Philips Episcopal Church as a Member of Vestry from 1991 to 1994. After years with the Junior Orange Bowl Committee she rose to position of president of the JOBC in 1989, and remains active to this day where her children are making their impact as well. With the Junior League of Miami, Slesnick has been a board member, public relations chair, headquarters chair, advertising manager and sustaining chair — and continues to be active. She has served on the boards of directors of the Community Foundation of Coral Gables, becoming chair in 2008, and of the Coral Gables Museum since 2006. A vice president of the Biltmore Homeowners

Association since 1985, and member of the Coral Gables Garden Club since 1999, Slesnick also is a past president of the Ponce PTSA, an active member of the Coral Gables Board of Realtors, and active in the Coral Gables Chamber serving on its board from 1984 to 1987. Slesnick currently serves on the board of directors of Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre and the Bach Society, and is a member of Dade Heritage Trust and the University of Florida Alumni Association. Slesnick’s family was nominated as White House “Great American Family” by 81st U.S. Army Reserve Command (1987). Other accolades include Volunteer of the Year Award in 1982, presented by the Junior League of Miami Inc. as well as Sustainer of the Year in 2001 and 2007; Junior Orange Bowl Outstanding Member Award; Athena Award Finalist for Miami-Dade County in 2003; George Merrick Award Honoree in 2009, and the winner of the Margaret Weedman Elder Advocate Award in 2010 from the Alliance for Aging for helping to start Coral Gables @ Home.


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Rotary Club installs new officers and directors Gloria Burns GLORIA’S GAB The Rotary Club of Coral Gables has installed new officers for the coming year and they are already hard at work. President Sally Baumgartner was installed by former Rotary 6990 District Governor M a rcy Ullom. Also installed were officers and board of directors including president-elect, Deborah Swain; sec-

retary, Walter Alvarez; vice president, Hadley Williams, and treasurer, Carlos Bolado. Other members serving on the board with this writer are Dr. Randy Groh, E d Morris, Deena Bell Llewellyn, Bruce Kerestes, Te r ry Long, Lan Nghiem-Phu, Dick Golden, Yoli Woodbridge, Rick Tonkinson, Jody Pantoja, Gene Witherspoon, Catarina Jimenez, Frank Sexton, and Dr. Phil Boswell. Corrections: Longtime Coral Gables businessman and resident Robert J. Fewell received the Martin Hughes Citizen of the Year Award. The Rotarian of the Year honors went to a very dedicated Gables Rotarian, Walter Alvarez. July was a month of many celebrations that began with Canada Day on July 1, U.S. Independence Day on July 4 and French Bastille Day on July 14. For this multicultural community, that translates into many parties. Westin Colonnade general manager Mike Wurster, a Canadian, and wife, Katherine, put off celebrating Canada Day to avoid conflicts and held their eighth annual Canada party after Bastille Day. Swimming, fishing, billiards and great food all played into a great time that also doubled as a birthday party for –––––––––––––––––– Coral Gables Rotarian of the Year Walter Alvarez receives award from the club’s immediate past president Wiley Hicks.

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Holly, one of three beautiful daughters he calls his harem. In fact, the newest addition, Veronica, is just turning 4 months old. Speaking of the Westin, on July 21 the Westin Colonnade Hotel and CBS4 news anchor Jawan Strader hosted “History in the Making” as the new millennium members of South Florida’s Teen Board and past Teen Board members took the runway to tell their stories, showcase local designers’ clothing, and honor the amazing women who made it all possible. On hand were fashion veterans Hannelore Hill and Sonia Gibson who received Lifetime Achievement awards for blazing fashion trails across Miami over the past 30 years. By the way, Gator football fans, there was a sighting of Tim Tebow recently as

the former UF quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner spent the weekend at that same Westin hotel attending a friend’s wedding. Word has it Tebow was as nice as ever and enjoyed his stay. Just think, football season is but a month away. Good times! Summer is still upon us and if your children need swimming lessons, you might check out the Venetian Aquatic Club, a volunteer organization which has taught Red Cross swimming lessons to children and adults for over 50 years. Lessons for children 5 years and older are conducted mornings, Monday through Friday. Adult lessons also are available. For more information call 305-460-5306 or 305-460-5357, or go online to <www.venetianaquaticclub.org>.


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Biltmore Hotel’s restaurants spice up your summer dining BY ROSA QUIROZ

This summer the Biltmore Hotel’s signature restaurants, Fontana and Palme d’Or, are joining forces with the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau and other top restaurants to bring diners the ninth annual Miami Spice Restaurant Program. Now through Sept. 30, the Biltmore will offer three-course prix fixe lunches at $22 per person, and dinners at $35, giving diners the rare opportunity to sample fullcourse meals at an incredible price. Each menu will include an appetizer, entrée and dessert offering an average discount of 3050 percent off the regular value (excludes tax and gratuity). “This will be the ninth year that the Biltmore participates in Miami Spice. Every year the success of Miami Spice at the hotel increases dramatically,” said Dennis Doucette, general manager of the Biltmore. Fontana specializes in northern Italian cuisine, helmed by Chef Betania Salles. In the restaurant’s courtyard, lush landscape

surrounds a beautiful fountain, creating an elegant dining experience. True to Tuscan tradition, both in food and wine, Fontana also features an open kitchen and woodburning stove. French cuisine and extraordinary wines take center stage at the property’s awardwinning Palme d’Or, recognized by Zagat as “one of the best French restaurants in the country.” Refined and sophisticated, Palme d’Or is led by highly acclaimed Chef Philippe Ruiz and Sommelier-Maitre D’ Sebastien Verrier. Discover the tropical fusion of ingredients that makes dining at the Biltmore out of the ordinary. To view the Miami Spice menu at the Biltmore, visit online at <www.biltmorehotel.com>. Fontana serves lunch or dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. For reservations at Fontana, call 305-913-3200. Palme d’Or serves dinner Tuesday through Sunday beginning at 6 p.m. For reservations at Palme d’Or, call 305-913-3201. The Biltmore Hotel is located at 1200 Anastasia Ave. in Coral Gables.


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Norman Van Aken opens new restaurant in Westin Colonade

Pictured at the media night party for Norman’s 180, Norman Van Aken’s new restaurant at the Westin Colonnade in Coral Gables, are (l-r) Westin general manager Mike Wurster; Community Newspaper’s Gloria Burns; Chef Norman Van Aken, and Mari Gallet, executive director of the Coral Gables Business Improvement District.

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Spanish Ambassador visits City Hall and receives key The Spanish Ambassador to the United States Jorge Dezcallar recently visited Coral Gables City Hall where he received the Key of the City from Mayor Don Slesnick. The ambassador was accompanied by the Hon. Santiago Cabanas, outgoing Consul General of Spain in Miami. Offering a warm welcome to the Spanish diplomats were city clerk Walter Foeman, assistant city managers Dona Spain and Maria Menendez, as well as Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce president Mark Trowbridge. Pictured are (l-r) Spain, Trowbridge, Slesnick, Dezcallar, Foeman, Cabanas and Menendez.

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Youngsters learn water safety during classes at Venetian Pool

Red Cross swimming lessons taught by the Venetian Aquatic Club at Venetian Pool are now in their 50th summer. The two-week sessions always include a day devoted to teaching safety in and around pools, and water. In this picture Alexandra Major and Amarilys Milian are practicing techniques for the most important lesson of all, “throw, don’t go.” The best way to help someone in water is to extend a flotation device to them; the most dangerous course of action is to enter the water and approach the victim. A frightened or exhausted victim can drown even a strong experienced swimmer.

Multinational education coming to city with opening of academy BY MARIA ROSA HIGGINS FALLON

The first ever PPIP (public-public international-private) partnership in the nation that will bring a multinational educational flair to an already international city was announced on July 20. Miami-Dade County Public Schools, City of Coral Gables and the Spanish, Italian and French education ministries are joining hands to open a new high school in Coral Gables dedicated to international studies. Coral Gables Mayor Don Slesnick and Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho unveiled the International Studies Preparatory Academy (ISPA) on the outside grounds of the facility located at 1570 Madruga Ave. in Coral Gables. Other officials in attendance included city manager Pat Salerno, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce president Mark Trowbridge and Miami-Dade School Board member Perla Tabares Hantman. Coral Gables is ideal to launch this new partnership because of the presence of the many consulates, foreign trade and tourism offices located within the city. The office

building, which was purchased by the school system, eventually will house 575 students from ninth to 12th grades. Foreign consular offices whose language will be a curriculum requirement will have a presence in the same building. The school is set to open in August, beginning the first year with a group of 100 students going to ninth grade in an alternative location until the building is ready for occupancy in the fall of 2011. At this international high school, students will take three hours of instruction in the language of their choice — Spanish, Italian or French. School officials also announced the establishment of the Coral Gables K-8 Center. Coral Gables Elementary will now be the Coral Gables Preparatory Academy with two campuses — one at Coral Gables Elementary and the second at the Merrick Educational Center, which will serve grades 6-8. Approximately 120 sixth graders from Coral Gables Elementary will populate the school at the site of the Merrick Educational Center, which is just a short walk from the elementary school.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;We did not create this shirt,â&#x20AC;? McCullough told me. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t create anything like this with the image of the three guys just yet.â&#x20AC;? I asked him: â&#x20AC;&#x153;In your opinion, is this a counterfeit knockoff?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;That is definitely a knock-off without question,â&#x20AC;? he replied. We also found so-called autographed pictures on eBay supposedly featuring the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Three Kings of Miamiâ&#x20AC;? signatures. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure where they picked up the signatures, or if the signatures are accurate or not,â&#x20AC;? McCullough cautioned. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe this is a legitimate piece of merchandise.â&#x20AC;? The Heatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s marketing director said the bulk of the latest Heat merchandise now being sold online is not approved by the team or the NBA. So how do you know you are getting legitimate merchandise? The Heat wants its fans to know that their official NBA approved merchandise carries special 3D holograms and official NBA logos to guarantee their authenticity. And only authorized vendors are allowed to sell the Heatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s official merchandise. Heat officials tell me the NBA is very much aware of all the bogus Heat merchandise being sold all over the country now. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be surprised if the problem gets even worse as the 2010-11 season approaches, and the Miami Heat start making NBA History.

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Paper Boutique teams up with students to provide backpacks BY JILLIAN O’CONNELL

The Florida Baptist Children’s Home, located in Kendall, has seen severe funding cuts this year. The home, which serves the needs of abused, disadvantaged and orphaned children, was finding it difficult to meet the back-to-school needs of the kids in its care. A call for help went out to the community and once again, The Paper Boutique of South Miami, 7346 SW 57 Ave., came to the rescue of these deserving kids. Teaming up with Staples, they were able to donate all the back-to-school supplies for the home’s residents. Mission Backpack, the store’s annual back-to-school charity event to benefit the children of the Florida Baptist Children’s Home took place on July 27 and attracted student volunteers from Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart who helped arrange and wrap the school supplies at Paper Boutique. “It is always heartwarming to see the community banding together for a worthy cause,” said Susan Isenberg, who coordinated the effort. “Many of these kids have never had a new backpack and often arrive

Pictured are Mission Backpack participants (l-r) Julia Rodriguez, Emma Rivas Vasquez, Christine Weill, Gaby Rodriguez, Willie Garcia, Claudia Rodriguez-Weill, Susan Isenberg, Lucy Vives and Angeline Gonzalez.

to school without the necessary supplies. These generous retailers will ensure that the first day of school is a happy one and will set a positive note to a successful academic year.” The South Miami retailer, who has had a loyal clientele for over 20 years, is happy

to help in this great effort. “For us, as a local business with deep roots in the community, we feel privileged to be able to help out these deserving children,” said Christine Weill, the store’s Mission Backpack liaison. “On a personal note, as a parent, it’s fantastic to see these

student volunteers taking time out from their summer vacations to help less fortunate children; it’s a great experience for them with a very valuable lesson.” The Florida Baptist Children’s Home always is in need of donations. To help, call 305-271-4121.


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Letters to the Editor There should be a cap on campaign spending To the Editor: I agree that we should cap the total each candidate is allowed to spend (including in the total any funds spent by third parties on their behalf). Furthermore the cap should be low, so that candidates needn’t spend so much time raising money, nor find themselves and their constituents forever indebted to the special interests that bankrolled their campaign. In lieu of such a cap, here’s a simple solution that will save the taxpayers a lot of money. Skip the campaign; skip the election; list each “elected position” on eBay and let the high bidder “win.” Arlene Goldberg Kendall • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Reader finds major flaws in column about pensions To the Editor: Although I agree with some of Kenneth Bluh’s theory of how government pensions have developed and grown, some of the information provided is extremely flawed. As a deputy sheriff I am a member of the Florida Retirement System (FRS) Special Risk Class. This class includes all state and county law enforcement and fire fighters. My retirement benefits are based on a formula, which accounts for years of service times your Average Final Compensation (AFC). Your AFC is computed by taking the average of your five highest years (not one as described). In order for an officer or fireman to boost their AFC, they must work hard for five years. Retirement is at age 55 or 25 years of service. Which is great, except when you consider that law enforcement officers only live to an average of 58 years old. (Many studies are available online to support that fact.) Your final benefit is computed by years of service times 3 percent times your AFC — collecting 75 percent of your AFC at 25 years. I would have to make an average of $120,000 for five years to collect the $90,000 in retirement that Mr. Bluh claims.

I fully understand that salaries may need to be dialed back in order to keep pace with the economy. However, I’ve dedicated over 15 years of my life so far to this line of work — with the understanding that I may be shaving years off my life, but at least I will be providing for my family and my future with a pension. As it is impossible to return those years of my life, I find it unconscionable that he is so quick to suggest stripping away my pension. You mentioned that this senior is paying $1,270 a year in real estate taxes — no doubt courtesy of the Save Our Home and Senior Citizen Exemptions. I continually pay in excess of $5,000 for a home that I am told is worth only $180,000, because I purchased my home within the past five years. I wish you would consider the ramifications of your article and confirm a few facts before going to print. Irresponsible journalism like this only serves to enrage the public and build anti-police sentiment. God bless the 80-year-old friend who is living off her Social Security benefits. I pray I live long enough to enjoy mine. Jeremy Hansen Deerfield Beach • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Other points should be made concerning bloated pensions To the Editor: R. Kenneth Bluh wrote a balanced column, explaining how taxpayers got tied up having to pay bloated pensions to fire and police workers. He mentioned some of the salaries, but I would like to see him research other points. The Miami Herald wrote that upon retirement, not only are the pensions for firefighters higher than for other city government workers, but, depending on several factors, a single payment of $500,000 to $750,000 at retirement is not unusual due to the state DROP program. That is in addition to the lifetime pension. Also, these workers do not have to put in a healthy 30 years. After 20 years, while they are still young enough to embark upon a second career (and many do), they are already collecting a salary worthy of a workingman or woman. Imagine that. Although we understand that policemen put their lives in danger

every day, in reality, firefighters rarely fight fires (It would be interesting to know exactly how many in a lifetime). Most of their work is in rescue operations in which they are in no danger whatsoever. What is being done about this drain on the county coffers? Nothing from what I gather. We need to hear more about this issue. Marta Magellan Pinecrest • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Xway toll imposition smacks of taxation without representation To the Editor: With all due respect, you might not be the Redcoats; I might not be the wife of Paul Revere, and Miami-Dade County might not be Lexington. But it’s the same dynamic of taxation without representation. There should be no tolls until there is a public vote — otherwise it is taxation with-

out representation. It seems counter to the basic historic tradition of our awesome representative democracy that appointed personages (no matter how well their intentions) of appointed personages of appointed personages of elected officials can inflict taxation. The silent majority and I will persist to drive along the by-ways to avoid the toll roads whenever and wherever possible, until there is a bonafide public vote, at a time and day when most people will be available to vote, with a ballot that has understandable context, is clearly written and includes no double negatives nor legalese that befuddles even the best of minds. They might have conjured up all the administrative rules and regulations to confirm themselves and their decision to toll as they are now tolling. But it is a house of cards, and I think they know it. Charlotte Klieman Kendall


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Local brother team preparing to premiere first feature film BY ASHLEY SUGARMAN

Watch out Hollywood, there is a new brother duo coming to take the film industry by storm. South Florida’s very own brothers, Julio and Diego Hallivis, professionally known as the Hallivis Brothers, recently completed post-production on their first feature film, The Duel, and are ready to conquer more.

The Duel, a romantic drama about a young man overcoming life challenges, basketball triumphs and finding love, is the first film that the Hallivis Brothers have completed professionally. However, Julio, the 26-year-old producer, and Diego, the 23-year-old director, are no strangers to the film industry. The Hallivis Brothers competed in the Miami Film Race 2009 where their short film This Girl’s Life won seven awards, including Best Film 2009 and Audience Award overall. “Given only 24 hours to create a short film from scratch has its challenges, but we were very fortunate that our film, This Girl’s Life, was positively received,” Julio said. “The Miami Film Race gave us the confidence we needed to keep pursuing our dreams of mak-

ing movies and entertaining audiences everywhere.” Due to the success of the Miami Film Race 2009, the Hallivis Brothers proceeded with their next project, the low-budget feature film, The Duel. Teaming with writer Alberto Veloso to create the perfect script and finding investors to support their venture during a weak economic time, the Hallivis Brothers worked diligently to make their dreams become a reality. After getting permits, holding casting calls and overcoming many obstacles, everything fell into place and production began on The Duel, which was shot during a two-month period in New York City during the summer of 2009. The film features “The Cage,” a world famous enclosed basketball court located on W. Fourth Street in New York City’s Greenwich Village. “The Cage” has become one of the most important tournament sites for the city’s amateur basketball and is noted for its non-regulation size and tough physical play. “Creating our first feature film was a surreal experience,” Diego said. “I look forward to what the film industry has in store for the Hallivis Brothers.”

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Sonia Martinez, pharmacist and owner of Marco Drugs and Compounding, located at SW 67th Avenue and S. Dixie Highway (US 1), believes that serving her customers goes way beyond simply filling prescriptions. “After a patient visits their doctor, I’m the next step in their healthcare,” Martinez said. “It’s important that I get to know my customers and maintain a good relationship with them and their doctor.” Before buying Marco Drugs from the original owners in 2006, Martinez spent 13 years working for a major drugstore chain. She said she enjoys the personalized service that she can provide in her own pharmacy. “It’s actually a bit like Cheers in our store. We know everyone’s name and we also get to know them, so we can take better care of them,” Martinez said. “The healthcare needs of my clients are my top priority. We don’t just sell prescriptions; we provide good health and peace of mind.” Martinez has developed a reputation with doctors as a compounding specialist. Compounding is the art of making custom made prescription medications for a patient whose specific needs are not easily met by commercial products. Martinez makes each compound prescription by hand from the highest quality chemicals. “Compounding not only requires special training and knowledge, but willingness,” Martinez said. “Some patients may not realize that their prescription may be hard to fill. I’ve had customers come to us after trying four different pharmacies and we were able to help them.” Martinez attends 20-30 hours of continuing education each year, well above the standard needed. She received her degree in pharmacy in 1990 in Venezuela, where she was born and raised, and became a licensed pharmacist in the U.S. after taking the U.S. equivalency exams in early 1996. Martinez has built strong relationships with some of the best doctors and veterinarians in Miami and serves as a resource for her doctors and patients. Martinez recently organized a Certified Medical Education (CME) program on hormone therapy that was attended by several physicians in the area, including Dr. Joyce Miller, Miami OB/GYN.

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Back-to-School supply sales to help Miami-Dade Schools BY MEGHAN RUSSELL

Navarro Discount Pharmacies, the largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain in the U.S. and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has launched a Back-to-School shopping promotion that includes local partners and donates 5 percent of the sales it generates from Back-to-School products to Miami-Dade County Public Schools. “The goal of this year’s Back-to-School promotion is to save busy parents time and money, prepare them early for the start of the school year and help out their schools at the same time,” said Cristy Leon-Rivero, vice president of marketing, Navarro Discount Pharmacies. “We are committed to supporting education and creating a convenient shopping experience for parents.” School and grade level supply lists are available at all Navarro store locations as well as the top 10 general classroom related items that parents are usually asked to provide.

Navarro’s 28 Miami locations offer onestop Back-to-School shopping for parents including school supplies and hand sanitizers, over-the-counter products, vitamins and supplements plus convenient services such as free prescription delivery, photo development and much more. When checking out at the register, parents simply tell the cashier the name of the Miami-Dade County Public School and the donation will be sent directly to the school. Navarro’s Back-to-School promotion includes other partners such as SpendforED, a local non-profit dedicated to supporting public education that links schools with businesses and the local community providing them with financial resources. SpendforED’s EDBUCK coupons can be redeemed at any Navarro store location. SpendforED is a supporter of Miami-Dade County Public School’s Foundation for New Education Initiatives. For more information, visit online at <www.navarro.com>.

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Financial Planning for FPL Employees This is Part II of an article published in a previous issue. These suggestions are specifically geared toward FPL employees by Rick Tonkinson who has been working with FPL since 1991 (18 years). These suggestions should apply to all employees regardless of age or time with the company. This is the second part of an ad series that began in the last issue. 4th: Before you retire become debt free. This means getting the kids raised, educated and maybe married off. It also means a zero balance on the credit cards, car and truck loans, home equity loan and house mortgage. If you have a choice to reduce debt or save an extra dollar you should consider putting the extra dollar towards reducing the debt. This process of debt reduction should be a priority and it may take several years to attain. Proper use of your net pay will shorten the time to attain this. Extra money from an outage or overtime can be extra money towards your debt. Try to live on your straight time income only. 5th: If you can afford it and have family to take care of, then purchase the most group term life insurance. You can purchase as much as 4x

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UMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Frost School of Music launches redesigned website featuring expanded faculty proďŹ les, videos

Concert listings and student proďŹ les are just two of the many new features of the Frost School of Musicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s redesigned website.

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Bascom Palmer again ranked No. 1 eye hospital; three other UM/Jackson specialties ranked by U.S.News

The Miller Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

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Women’s Clothing • Accessories Personal Styling • Personal Shopping

Come visit us at Prinzzesa Boutique!

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We are open from Tue. - Sat. 11-6 & March-April ONLY Mon. 11:30-3 4746 SW 72 Avenue • Miami, FL 33155 305.663.8117 • 305.668.0260 warmheartsboutique@gmail.com Bring in this ad to receive 10% OFF your next purchase. One per customer.

Are you tired of the same Miami malls and shopping arenas? If you are seeking a unique shopping experience, you should peruse through the Bird District shops, open weekly Monday-Saturday. Located between Southwest 72nd avenue and Bird Road, this four-square-block area offers the avid shopper an assortment of boutiques to meet any need. From cakes, fabrics, home décor, jewelry, shoes, furniture, plants, cigars, party supplies, wedding, antiques, aquariums, glass art, framing, photography studios, printing, upholstery, and much more. You can find anything here to meet your every needs and desires, for children and adults. Due to zoning and building regulation wars, many businesses were forced to leave the Bird Road Art District. New building codes were being enforced and fines placed on those who did not comply. Now this area has won the zoning wars and is steadily growing with new merchants and merchandise from the most exotic to the most innovative of products. The Bird Road Art District, as always, is open to the public while offering trade specific items and services. Amongst the array of businesses, Zoffinger Interiors, specializes in designing high-end residential and commercial interiors. Inspired by the natural beauty of South Florida, Zoffinger Interiors creates extraordinary spaces, while keeping with today’s trends and your personal style. Immediately walking into their showroom, you will experience a taste of Zoffinger’s designs; a unique blend of traditional and modern highend furniture and accessories. Other services are offered for hospitality, space planning, model homes, event planning, holiday decoration, and/or consultations. Z. Interiors has a full team of licensed and insured subcontractors that are just as meticulous as designers Natalie and Maria Elena Zoffinger, to complete the most innovative of projects. If you are on a budget, but love to keep up with the transforming trends, Prinzzesa Boutique is the place for you. Specializing in professional styling, Prinzzesa stocks their

inventory every mid-week with the latest fashion, offering their customers the opportunity to look fresh and hot in a city like Miami. All professional styling is a free service included with your purchases of clothes and accessories. Even for a last minute engagement, ensuring a fabulous look, is no challenge for Prinzzesa owner Yari Riguero. Stop in now to stock up on their latest spring fashions. Do you have an upcoming special occasion, like a communion, graduation, baptism, or wedding, and want your son or daughter to look their most fashionable? Find your child’s distinctive flair in Warm Heart’s Children’s Boutique, offering clothes for girl’s (newborn to teen size 16) and boys (infant to toddler). This award winning child’s boutique offers a large selection of hair accessories, belts, purses, and shoes. Professional styling, for your little one, is offered at no cost with your purchases. Visit Warm Hearts today, for the cutest of spring fashions. Glass art does not only belong in churches. Check out Rowe Studio Art Glass for a one of a kind custom piece of glass art that you can display anywhere from your business, home, or even as an accessory. Founded over 36 years ago by the late Brian Rowe, Lynne Rowe has continued to carry on the legacy. Glass designs are original and can be purchased, in the studio. Lynne offers classes on how to create this unique form of art, both on the torch and in the kiln. Prices range from as little as $20 per hour to $200 for extended sessions. Known mostly for offering designs and fabrication of stained glass, sandblasting, mosaics and jewelry, are also offered. You can purchase here any materials for creating your own glass art custom pieces. Visit the showroom TuesdaySaturday from noon to 5pm, or their website at: www.RoweArtGlass.com for more details and schedules. With prom and graduation dates around the corner, take a visit into the clothes-lined


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of the Bird Road Art District walls of Castelli’s boutique. Catering to high-fashion minded city slickers, Castelli’s has been voted #1 by South Florida’s Prom & Graduation Committee, while participating in various fashion shows in Miami. Castelli’s offers all types of styles from classic to contemporary chic, for both day and evening designer attire at lower costs. This boutique is a one of a kind elegance. Owner Sandra Infante-Zibilich, has an incredible eye for what customers look for in today’s fashion. Any occasion is their specialty. Come today and make your one of a kind dress dream come true. Get your upholstery needs met at Rada Upholstery, where you can find a plethora of fabrics to fit any design preference. Rada is a one stop shop for custom design in wall paper, pillows, linens, window treatments, furniture, monogramming and more. Rafael Gonzalez, owner, and his team have the professional experience to design and create any custom piece with luxurious fabrics and textiles. Their attention to detail and friendly demeanor provide clients with an excellent customer service and repeat business for Rada. Your furniture could not be left in better hands. Like many moms, Debbie Diaz had a hard time finding great shoes she liked for her 4 year old daughter. That’s when she decided to open her own kids shoe store. For 14 years, Step By Step, has become a Mecca for the shoe lovers and fashionable moms. The store stocks a wide variety of brands and price points to appeal to Miami’s diverse population. Diaz makes sure to keep her footwear offerings fresh and exciting. And as the market changes, she continues to tweak her assortment. She also has been stocking more of what she calls” French Fry” items such as: hair accessories, tights, pencil cases, wallets, and the like. As a shopper herself, Diaz ensures a friendly service. This focus on service, together with her unique footwear selection, have made Diaz’ store a favorite of the locals, here in the Bird Road Art District.

Step By Step is expanding to a new location, in front, across the parking lot. Visit the store Monday- Friday from 11:00 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 to 6:00 p.m. or the website : www.stepbystepmiami.com for more details. The deep aroma of rich tobacco permeates through Mesa’s Cigars, where you can smoke, lounge, and sip delectable wine and beer. If you seek alternate social events and outings, come to Mesa’s Cigars where the whole shop becomes a lounge with music and where ladies drink free, from Thursday through Saturday. You can even have your special event hosted at Mesa’s. Monthly events, like sports games, domino and poker tournaments, are currently booked here. Aside from the social realm, cigars can be purchased at wholesale prices. Apart from name brand cigars, here you find house blend cigars, with filler binder and wrapping, from Esteli, Nicaragua. Rolling cigar services are also available for any event or occasion. Visit their website at www.mesacigars.com for more information and a schedule of events. Look for this article in any of the following Tuesday papers (Kendall Gazette, South Miami News, Coral Gables News, or Palmetto Bay News) to update yourself with the many businesses and services, which are a part of this Bird Road Art District. Don’t keep this a secret and share the news about this cluster of diverse shops in your community, to your friends, family, and acquaintances. Make it an exciting adventure to get great finds. There are many cafes and restaurants surrounding the Bird Road Art District to satisfy any appetite and to complete a wonderful shopping experience. Be sure to take a copy of this article to any of the participating advertisers to receive a 10% discount on your purchases. You couldn’t ask for more from this centric, one-stop shop Art District, with a great diversity of unique shops and services, affordable prices, friendly atmosphere.

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UM great Gino Torretta enshrined in College Football Hall of Fame

Gino Torretta, who won the Heisman Trophy and finished his UM career with 11 school passing records, is the sixth Hurricane to be inducted into the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame.

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Commissioner to host free Back-to-School immunizations In preparation for the beginning of the school year, Miami-Dade Commissioner Joe A. Martinez will host a free Back-to-School immunization event on Friday, Aug. 6, at the Tamiami Park Coliseum, 10901 SW 24 St. Residents can attend between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to receive vaccines. MiamiDade County Public Schools resume classes on Monday, Aug. 23. Trained medical staff from the Miami-Dade Health Department will be on hand to administer all the required and recommended vaccinations for children up to age 18. In order to be immunized, a child’s parent or legal guardian must bring the child’s immunization record and be present when the shot is administered. Staff will provide Certificates of Immunization for all attendees. For information, contact Commissioner Martinez’s office at 305-552-1155. S. FLORIDA WRITERS ASSOCIATION TO PRESENT ‘TUNA DIARIES’ AUTHOR The South Florida Writers Association (SFWA) invites the community to hear Robert Platshorn, author of The Black Tuna Diaries, on Saturday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Lifestyle Center on San Remo, located on the first floor of the Whole Foods Market, 6701 Red Rd.

The cost of admission is $10 for visitors and $8 for members. This cost includes a buffet brunch. Parking is free in the Whole Foods garage. You can pre-register by email by the end of business hours on Wednesday, Aug. 4, to Teresa Bendana at <Ebendana@att.net>. You may pay in advance online at <www.southfloridawritersassn.org>. LOCAL GIRL SCOUT COUNCIL TO HOST FUNDRAISER AT CHUCK E. CHEESE The Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida Inc. will partner with Chuck E. Cheese to host a fundraising event on Wednesday, Aug. 11, from 3 to 9 p.m., at the restaurant’s Kendall location, 8701 SW 124 Ave. Chuck E. Cheese will donate 15 percent of the net profits to help the organization continue to provide programs that build girls of courage, confidence and character that make the world a better place. Before arriving, attendees can download a flyer to receive 10 free tokens at the location by visiting <www.girlscoutsfl.org>. For more information on the Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida, call 305-2534841. To learn more about the organization, visit <www.girlscoutsfl.org>.

COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS BILL COSBY, JELL-O SEARCH FOR AMERICA’S BEST GIGGLE Jell-O will be bringing its Hello Jell-O “Give it a Giggle” Tour to Miami on Friday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152 St. Consumers will be auditioning for an opportunity to have their giggle, selected by Bill Cosby, featured in a national TV spot. To bring on the giggle, consumers will be able to view content from Cosby’s new Web series “OBKB,” where Cosby interviews kids between the ages of 6 and 11, mining spontaneous and unexpected comedy from their responses. Consumers also can audition online by submitting their giggle at <www.hellojelloaudition.com>. Public voting this fall will pare down giggles and the winning giggler will record his or her giggle with Cosby. Visit <www.thefacebook.com/Jell-O> for tour details, or contact Charlotte Maumus, Hunter PR, at 1-212-679-6600, ext. 276, or <cmaumus@hunterpr.com>.

COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR SCHEDULED ON AUG. 14 Warriors of Faith & Praise Church Inc., will be hosting a Community Health Fair on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Goulds Park, 21805 SW 114 Ave. There will be free health information and screenings, giveaways, music, bounce houses and giant slides for the children to enjoy. For more information, call 786-2934956 or 305-761-7362. INFORMED FAMILIES OFFERS FREE ‘LUNCH AND LEARN’ WORKSHOP Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership invites parents/caregivers to attend its free monthly “Lunch and Learn” workshop in August titled, “Parenting with a Purpose: Responding to Developmental

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Challenges,” on Thursday, Aug. 17, from noon to 1 p.m., on the second floor of the partnership’s headquarters, 2490 Coral Way. Guest speaker and world-renowned child development expert Dr. Daniel Armstrong, PhD, will discuss various developmental challenges and ways to support a child’s healthy development. An optional $10 box lunch will be available for purchase when making reservations. To RSVP and/or order the lunch, send email to <agoldstein@informedfamilies.org> or visit <www.informedfamilies.org>. Call 305-856-4886 for more information. FUNDRAISING EVENT SET FOR LOCAL 2-YEAR-OLD WITH NEUROBLASTOMA The family of 2-year-old Mia A. CalecaMiller will be having a fundraising event on Sunday, Aug. 20, at Signature Gardens, 12725 SW 122 Ave. in Kendall, from 8 to 11:30 p.m., to help this toddler battle a rare cancer she’s been diagnosed with known as neuroblastoma. During the Casino Night Fundraiser for Mia, guests will enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, open bar and music and receive

funny money to play at the various casino stations. Former NFL player Marvin Jones is scheduled to make an appearance. For more information, visit online at <www.hope4mia.com>. GO CASUAL FOR KIDS TO HELP CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK Children’s Miracle Network Program at Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation (MCHF) invites companies, groups and individuals to partner with them by participating in this year’s Miracle Jeans Day on Wednesday, Sept. 15. For a minimum donation of $5, individuals may make a selection from event merchandise to wear to work with their jeans on Sept. 15. By doing so, they will support the Children’s Miracle Network program at Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation. Register your company or as an individual by visiting <www.MiracleJeansDay.com>. Miracle Jeans Day merchandise includes buttons for a $5 donation, T-shirt for $15, or lapel pin for $20. Contact Glenda Saez at <gsaez@mchf.org> or 786-268-1831 to register or request additional information.


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Community Newspapers endorses Michael Bileca for Florida House of Rep. District 117 MICHAEL BILECA is a visionary leader in our community. A man of integrity, strong character and intelligence, Bileca deeply loves his country and the democratic principles upon which it was founded. He and his wife Vivian are first-generation Americans, each born to immigrant parents who fled the tyranny of dictatorships in Eastern Europe and Cuba. Their family stories represent the true ideals of our country and our community: the willingness of one generation to risk everything to reach the shores of America so that their children might thrive in a land of freedom and liberty. Bileca has chosen to commit his leadership, talents and passion to represent our community in order further the dreams of those who sacrificed so much, and to work for the benefit of all of Florida’s children. Bileca grew up in Miami and graduated with honors from our local public school system. He studied at Tulane University under a tuition scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Science in Management with a minor in Classical Philosophy. He received his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Bileca believes that it is incumbent upon government leaders to create an environment where freedom and responsibility empowers the individual to flourish. These are the principles that have guided his business experience as a

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2011 Mustang GT gets new 5.0 liter V-8 engine Ron Beasley AUTOMOTIVE EDITOR

LET’S TALK CARS The Mustang is the most recognizable nameplate in the Ford family of fine cars, the “go-to” badge when the going gets tough. The Mustang, like the Eveready Bunny, just keeps going, and going, and going, and going. During a recent meeting in Miami, I suggested to a Ford executive that it would be nice to see a plug-in electric Mustang option. After the initial look of horror, he humored me with the comment that it might be a good idea. Instead, for 2011 we get the Mustang GT with an all-new aluminum 5.0-liter V-8 engine mated to either a new six-speed manual (17/26 mpg) or a new six-speed automatic (18/25 mpg) transmission. Ford says the engine uses advanced technology to deliver better fuel economy. The engine has fourvalve Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) and makes 412 hp and 390

foot-pounds of torque. The aluminum fourvalve-per-cylinder heads feature a compact roller-finger follower valvetrain layout leaving more room for high-flow ports for freebreathing performance. The head structure was designed to support higher cylinder head pressures and crossflow cooling for sustained high-rpm use, while head bolt size was increased from 11 to 12 millimeters to contain the higher combustion pressures. The aluminum block was developed for optimized windage and oil drainback under lateral conditions and high-rpm use, such as a track-day outing for an enthusiast owner or driver. Increased main bearing bulkhead widths and nodular iron cross-bolted main bearing caps with upsized bolts were also used to accommodate the healthy jump in performance. This new Muscle Car has specially tuned Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS) for better driving dynamics, large vented disc brakes and suspension enhancements for better ride and handling, including revised damper tuning and spring rates for a smooth highway ride, new rear lower control arms and firmer stabilizer bar bushings to improve stiffness and handling for better cornering.

Mustang GT has sculptured front fender wheel flares, angled rear corners, a sculptured decklid and a prominent rear badge.

Additionally, the increased capacity and baffling of the deep-sump stamped steel oil pan to enable sustained high-rpm use and offer the convenience of 10,000-mile oil change intervals. Piston-cooling jets also were incorporated for performance-minded owners and for faster oil warm-up on cold start. Specially designed tubular exhaust headers were developed to maximize exhaust pulse separation and improve flow. Under the hood, curved intake runners are framed by an acoustic cover with the new 5.0 logo and “Powered by Ford” cam covers. As for styling, the front fenders have

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Ron Beasley is the automotive editor for Miami’s Community Newspapers. He may be contacted by calling 305-662-2277, ext. 261, or by addressing email correspondence to <LetsTalkCars@aol.com>.


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