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City begins new program to stop red-light running BY MARIA ROSA HIGGINS FALLON


he City of Coral Gables announced the start of a new traffic safety program to prevent dangerous red-light running. On Oct. 22, the city’s red-light safety cameras began taking photos of red-light runners at Alhambra Circle and S. Lejeune Road (SW 42nd Avenue). Photo-enforcement cameras will capture still images and video of red-light running violations. During a 30-day warning period, a warning notice will be issued to the vehicle’s registered owner. “The warning period will give motorists an opportunity to become familiar with the red-light system,” said Coral Gables interim Police Chief Richard Naue. “We encourage people to slow down and definitely stop on red before the actual citations begin. This is a public safety program, and our goal is to deter red-light runners and prevent collisions resulting from these violations.” There will be no fine for the warning notice. At the completion of the warning period, citations will be issued. The program aims to protect drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians from injuries or crashes caused by red-light runners. Cameras will operate 24 hours a day and capture images of every vehicle running a red light at the intersection. The program is administered by American Traffic Solutions Inc. (ATS) with each violation reviewed and approved by the Coral Gables Police Department prior to a citation being issued. ATS is the largest provider of photo-enforcement programs in the state, contracting with 34 Florida cities and counties. For more information about Coral Gables’ red-light safety program, contact the Police Department Community Affairs Unit at 305-460-5402.

Paddlers race to the bay on the Gables Waterway

Gables Great Betsy Adams driving force behind many city projects BY GLORIA BURNS

Pictured are participants in a paddleboard race along the Coral Gables Waterway during the Gables to the Bay Regatta on Saturday, Oct. 17. It was a fundraiser for the Renaissance Waterway group to fix the bridges in Coral Gables.

UM Homecoming fea tures parade, concert and game BY SAHYLI HARTNEY


lmost 3,000 alumni from around the country will travel back to South Florida to join current students, faculty and community members to celebrate the University of Miami’s Homecoming 2009 festivities. Returning alumni will have a chance to go back into the classroom with

leading UM faculty members for the Audrey Finkelstein UM Experience, an interactive education program that lets alumni share the experience of current students. They also will have the opportunity to reconnect with former classmates at the reunion parties on Alumni

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Betsy Adams, a member of the Coral Gables Garden Club for 50 years, has been described as a driving force behind the Coral Gables Garden Club entrance and statue projects for the past 20 years. She humbly credits her associates with the success of those major projects, but they send it right back to her. Drive down Lejeune Road to Coral Gables City Hall to see the statue of George Merrick or to any of the many city entrances and you BETSY ADAMS will see her mark. It was under her leadership that the Coral Gables Garden Club raised funds, gathered in-kind donations and constructed these sites. Just when you think she will never tackle another project, she is hard at work on the next. In fact, the Coral Gables Garden Club recently approved her next challenge that comes with a price tag of around $40,000. With George Merrick’s statue completed, it

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Coral Way-Segovia Street Roundabout inaugurated

Pictured (l-r) are Coral Gables Commissioners Wayne “Chip” Withers and Maria Anderson; Coral Gables city manager Patrick Salerno; Miami-Dade County Commissioner Carlos Gimenez; Coral Gables Mayor Don Slesnick; Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa; Coral Gables Vice Mayor Bill Kerdyk Jr., and Coral Gables Public Works director Alberto Delgado. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

BY MARIA ROSA HIGGINS FALLON A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place Tuesday, Oct. 27, to commemorate officially the Coral Way and Segovia Street Roundabout.

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Women’s Club members collect items to send to troops Gloria Burns GLORIA’S GAB With Veteran’s Day around the corner, GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club recently collected items to send to our local National Guard troops serving overseas. Take heed if you are doing the same. Liquids must be wrapped. After packing dozens of boxes, CGWC members noticed a similar oversight, regrouped and got the packages off in good time. The Community Foundation of Pinecrest’s “Garden Pop” fine art exhibition promises Miami-Dade County teachers an opportunity to bring students to view original works of Andy Warhol, his contemporaries and other well-known local artists.

From Nov. 9 through Nov. 25, this fine art exhibition will be on display at Pinecrest Gardens. Admission is free and event chair, Steve Steele, will accommodate requests from teachers for special tours. A fundraising preview night party will take place on Nov. 7, featuring live music, food and drinks from Whole Foods and Bacardi USA, a tour of the Gardens as well as an opportunity to view and even purchase great works of art with a portion of the proceeds benefiting charity. Among the many other sponsors who have committed to this new event include EWM Realtors, The Corradino Gourp, Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables, Costco, Rick Tonkinson/ Friends of Music, Appliance Doctor, Bustello Coffee, AC Fine Art, Community Newspapers, suPReme liaisons, Galloway Farm Nursery, and Aberto Romeu Photography, to mention a few. For more information or to purchase tickets to the fundraiser go online to <>. More than 100 Scouts and parents recently gathered at the George Merrick Scout Property in Coral Gables for the Annual Scout Cookout. With help from National Deli, Shorty’s, Fritz & Franz, Peterbrooke and Cold Stone Creamery, the event also featured a presentation by Seth Prezant “The Bug Man” and his Wacky Wild Bug Show. Children enjoyed learning about bugs and insects, and were especially thrilled to watch 18 brave parents compete in the bug-eating contest. They were cheered on as they ate crunchy, flavorful larvets with chopsticks. All boys, ages 6 to 10, are welcomed to join the Cub Scout pack and those aged 11 to 17 are invited to join the Boy Scout troop. For more information, see the websites at <> and <> or call 305-443-7973.

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Coral Gables High School’s “Band of Distinction” has an energetic new band director, Daniel Ibar ra-Scur r. With big dreams for his talented students, he is looking for gently used band instruments — from woodwinds to brass to percussion. To make a tax-deductible donation, contact Lynn Stock, Band Booster vice president, at <>. The Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables has tickets on sale for Coral Gables Homes

Tour, on Saturday, Nov. 14. The tour will include five historically and architecturally significant homes and is part of the American Institute of Architects Miami Chapter’s annual month-long series of activities, Celebrate Architecture + Design 2009. Proceeds will benefit the Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables. For more information call AIA Miami at 305-448-7488. Until next time, keep making each day count.

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St. Theresa School students go around world by reading

St. Theresa School students embarked on a global reading journey with the beginning of the school year. The students are taking reading around the world with a variety books about Globetrotting, World Almanacs and Cities Around the World. Students from pre-K to eighth grade are participating in this great adventure and many books have sold out. The annual Scholastic Book Fair, conducted recently, was a huge success proving that reading is a still popular around the world. Saint Theresa School is located at 2701 Indian Mound Trail in Coral Gables; visit online at <>.

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HOMECOMING, from page 1 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Avenue. This block party will feature entertainment, food and spirits, and will take place on Friday, Nov. 6, from 6:30 until 11 p.m., at Stanford Circle on the Coral Gables Campus. Rock down to the “Electric Avenue” during UM’s annual homecoming parade, which kicks off at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6. Grand Marshal, Bennie Blades (former defensive back for the Hurricanes from 1985-1987 and third overall pick by the Detroit Lions in 1988), UM President Donna E. Shalala, Sebastian the Ibis, the Band of the Hour and UM cheerleaders will join 20 colorful floats on the parade route. The spirited parade begins on the corner of Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Carillo Street and continues down Stanford Drive, ending at Dickinson Drive on UM’s Coral Gables campus. Families and future ’Canes can enjoy a bounce house, games, giveaways and plenty of food at the ’Canes Kids Village, 5 p.m., on the University Center Patio. Immediately following the parade will be a pep rally at 8:15 p.m. and one of UM’s most cherished traditions, the boat-burning ceremony and fireworks

at 9 p.m. along the waterfront of Lake Osceola in the center of campus. The boat-burning ceremony involves setting a wood boat on fire in the middle of the lake. The tradition states that if the mast breaks before the boat sinks, UM will win the Homecoming football game. This year’s football game is against the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Land Shark Stadium. The Friday night festivities will be capped off with a live, high-energy concert at 9:30 p.m. on the University Green featuring performances by Common with special guests the Wailers. Reunion parties happening across campus will be held for recent graduates and UM alumni celebrating their fifth, 10th, 25th, 30th, 40th and 50th class reunions. The UM Homecoming parade, boat burning ceremony and fireworks display on Nov. 6 are free and open to the public. For more information on Homecoming events, call UM’s Alumni Association at 305-284-2872 or visit online at <>.

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seemed only fair to have a life-size statue of Mrs. Merrick sitting on a bench by her garden at the Merrick House. Under Adams’ direction, the club now is going through the appropriate city committees for approval and will then come before the city commission. The Merrick House Committee and the Cultural Arts Committee already have approved the project and were very enthusiastic about making it happen. Adams’ endless accolades include having Mar. 31, 2008, proclaimed “Betsy Adams Day in Coral Gables” by the Coral Gables City Commission. She was named “Garden Clubber of the Year” in 1992 by the Council of Garden Club Presidents of Dade County. The next year, Adams was the South Florida recipient of the Federation of Garden Club’s Civic Development Award and received the Deep South Region Civic Development Award from the National Council of State Garden Clubs.

In 2002, she was installed in the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs Hall of Fame. She also was the first recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award in 2006, presented by the Rotary Club of Coral Gables, and the following year was inducted as a member of the “Julia S. Tuttle, Women’s History Coalition of Miami Dade County.” Most recently, Adams received the 2009 George E. Merrick Award of Excellence, which was presented to her at a dinner at the Biltmore Hotel and sponsored by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and the Allen Morris Company. Of course, this is just a sampling of her many honors. Most important when considering Betsy Adams is her spirit. Adams’ softspoken approach, creativity and clear vision have a way of inspiring those with whom she works. She has a charm that endears her to donors and is quick to share the glory with others.

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Downtown Coral Gables place to be on Thursdays BY GRACE SALISBURY Downtown Coral Gables has started hopping as those “in the know” flock to the area for Miami’s hottest bar and restaurant specials during “Get Your Gables On” Thursdays. From the local business crowd looking to unwind after work to partygoers starting the weekend early, Downtown Coral Gables has something for every taste. And with more than 70 restaurants and bars, it’s the place to see and be seen without breaking the bank. Get Your Gables On this and every Thursday with these great specials: Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill, 65 Miracle Mile, 305-444-3210; THE DEAL: Fresh fruit mojitos for $3.50 (choose from pineapple, watermelon, blackberry, grapefruit and blackberry); $1 soft tacos; 3-9 p.m. Da V ittorio, 270 Giralda Ave., 305-4458783; THE DEAL: $5 domestic and imported beer, all wines by the glass, and vodka beverages, 6-9 p.m. Novecento, 121 Alahambra Plaza, 305444-7701; THE DEAL: $10 gets you a glass of sangria and two beef empanadas, 5-10 p.m.

441-0700; THE DEAL: Complimentary glass of wine with ossobuco dinner entrée, 6-11 p.m. The Bar, 172 Giralda Ave., 305-4422730; THE DEAL: A free extra ounce of liquor in all mixed drinks, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Mor ton’s The Steakhouse, 2333 Ponce De Leon Blvd., 305-442-1662; THE DEAL: $5 bar bites including petite filet sandwiches, chicken goujonettes and jumbo lump crab, spinach and artichoke dip; $4$7 select wines by the glass, beers and cocktails, 4:30-6:30 p.m. and 9-11 p.m. Por Fin Restaurant & Lounge, 2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 305-441-0107; THE DEAL: 50 percent off red or white sangria; $5 appetizers, 6-10 p.m. Califor nia Pizza Kitchen, 300 Miracle Mile, 305-774-9940; THE DEAL: Free red and white wine tastings, 6-10 p.m. Las Vegas Restaurant , 112 Giralda Ave., 305-461-2729; THE DEAL: $7.95 shrimp creole, grilled chicken breast or vaca frita with fofo de platano, and $2.75 mojitos, 6-11 p.m. Looking to start a little earlier? Try these Thursday lunch specials:

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BY MARIE GUMA-DIAZ The University of Miami (UM) School of Architecture is receiving a $500,000 gift from Marjorie Korach, widow of Irvin Korach, a pioneer Miami architect. The gift will go towards naming a 1,530-square-foot exhibition gallery at its Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center. Newly named, the Irvin Korach Architecture Gallery hosts up to seven rotating shows a year, bringing to South Florida architectural exhibits of national and international importance, and giving students and faculty members a venue in which to display their drawings, models, and design projects. “The Korach name on our gallery will remind students of Archive photo of Irvin and Marjorie Korach the lasting influence of archi–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– tects,” said School of Architecture dean Elizabeth Plater- Cedars Hospital purchased and now Zyberk. “His buildings and his profession- occupied by the University of Miami Hospital is a newer structure.) al practice remain a powerful legacy.” He served as president of the South Marjorie Korach’s philanthropic gesFlorida Chapter of the American ture was motivated by her husband’s Institute of Architects and was well qualities. known for chairing other civic and fel“The kindest and most trusting perlowship organizations. His endowments son I’ve ever known,” she said, recalling created the Marjorie and Irvin Korach her late spouse who passed away in early Center for Alzheimer’s Research at 2008. When Marjorie Korach decided to Mount Sinai Aventura Medical Center, Korach Patient/Caregiver make a gift to honor her husband, she Irvin Seminar of the National Parkinson initially called Case Western, his alma Foundation, and program sponsorship mater, but learned the university no longer had an architecture school. So for WPBT Channel 2 South Florida Public Television. she contacted UM. “His generosity was legend,” Marjorie “It was a natural fit,” she said. “After all, his career started in Miami and Korach said. “Large or small, he never reached its summit in Florida. I just turned anyone down.” Marjorie Korach plans to donate to know this is something he would have UM’s Paul Buisson Architecture Library wanted me to do.” some of her husband’s architectural drawIrving Korach built a reputation ings and photos and newspaper clippings designing some of Florida’s best-known on his projects, a cache of material she hospitals. Among the medical facilities didn’t even know existed until an associin Florida Irvin’s firm designed: Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, ate at her husband’s firm came forward Boca Community, Holy Cross, Naples with them. Community, the veterans hospitals in “I would like the path he traveled and Miami and Bay Pines, and Cedars of his accomplishments to be rememLebanon Hospital in Miami. (The bered,” she said.

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Over-indulging can cause a lot more problems than a hangover! BY JONATHAN BLECHER, ESQ. Attorney at Law With the holidays right around the corner we should all be mindful of Florida’s DUI (Driving Under the Influence) laws. We should all drink responsibly. Did you know that 3 Martinis in a 2 hour period will put a 180 lb. man over a .08 BAC (breath alcohol concentration)? Likewise, 4 glasses of Champagne in 2 hours will put a 125 lb. woman over a .08 BAC. So sometimes, either by poor judgment, bad luck or over-zealous law enforcement, people are arrested for DUI. Here are some things you should know: Important Facts About Florida DUI Laws • If you have been arrested for DUI in Florida you only have ten days to appeal the administrative suspension of your driver's license. • A Florida DUI conviction will result in a permanent criminal record. • A Florida DUI conviction will result in costly fines, lengthy probation, substance abuse classes and a driver's license revocation, and a possible ignition interlock device. • A Florida DUI conviction may result in higher automobile insurance premiums. • You need to consult with an experienced Florida DUI lawyer about your legal rights. Taking the Breath Test or Refusing If you blow over a .08 BAC you will face an immediate DHSMV- based suspension of your driving privileges for six months. If you refuse the test, the suspension period is one year. You have 10 days to file an appeal of this suspension with DHSMV. If you win the appeal, you get your license back. If you lose the appeal, your license remains suspended and you won’t be eligible for a work permit for 30 days (breath test) or 90 days (refusal). A second refusal to submit to a breath and/or urine test can be charged as a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in County Jail. Ignition Interlock Devices An Ignition Interlock Device is a device placed inside a vehicle which requires the driver to breathe into a measuring device before the car will

start. If any alcohol is detected on the driver's breath the vehicle will not start. Any person convicted of a first offense DUI with a BAC over .15, or a second or third DUI offender who intends to obtain a permanent or restricted driver license, is required to have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle, at their own expense. Drivers are required to submit proof of the interlock installation to the DHSMV before they will be issued a license. A DUI Conviction Usually Affects Insurance If you are convicted of DUI your insurance company will find out. Typically, your rates will go up, sometimes substantially, or the company will simply cancel your policy. If your insurance company raises your premiums but keeps you as an insured, you will likely be labeled a "high-risk driver." Florida law requires the insurance company to provide DHSMV with an SR-22 Proof of Insurance Certificate, which removes your license suspension. Florida Third DUI Offense Is A Felony Changes to Florida's DUI laws have increased the penalties for multiple DUI convictions. In Florida, a third DUI offense within ten years of any prior DUI can be charged as a third degree felony. Prior to July of 2002, a third DUI within 10 years was a misdemeanor offense. Some jurisdictions will prosecute these cases as misdemeanors. Defenses to DUI Cases There are dozens of valid legal defenses to a DUI prosecution. An experienced DUI Defense Attorney will determine which of those may be applicable in your case. These are not “loopholes,” but valuable and meaningful constitutional protections which we all share.

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MCB’s ballerina Kronenberg on cover of Dance magazine BY DAMARIS HAY Acclaimed for her graceful allure, technical prowess and natural lyricism on stage, Miami City Ballet (MCB) principal dancer Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg graces the cover of the October issue of Dance magazine. A major national publication in the industry, Dance covers news on leading dancers, choreographers and dance companies as well as provides reviews and multiple resources to students, professionals and teachers. The issue offers an inside look into Kronenberg’s dancing career, her challenges and her successes, and how she became “More Than a Balanchine Baby.” “Being on the cover of Dance has been my dream since I was a little girl and used to thumb through the magazine’s pages, full of photographs of my favorite dancers,” said Kronenberg, a resident of Coconut Grove. “This is not only a prestigious publication that has covered the finest of the industry in the last 80 years, but that it has shaped the culture and vision of American dance as a whole.” A native of Queens, New York, Kronenberg started taking ballet classes when she was 7 years old. She trained with renowned dancers and directors including Teresa Aubel, Nicholas Orloff and Barbara Walczack. She joined the School of American Ballet in New York City in 1993. That same year, she was awarded the Villella pointe-shoe scholarship. At 17, she auditioned for MCB and joined the Miami troupe as an apprentice during the 1994-95 Season. She was promoted to principal dancer in 2001. Five years later, Kronenberg married dance partner Carlos Guerra, a MCB principal. “Kronenberg’s style of dancing is purely within the Balanchine realm,” said Edward Villella, founding artistic director and chief executive officer of MCB. “Her dancing is a fine blend between delicate beauty in the movement and the portrayal of intense emotion.” According to Dance’s article, last winter, Kronenberg’s performance in Symphony in Three Movements at City Center stirred The New Yorker critic Joan

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Acocella to praise how “she moved through the piece like a symbol of winged victory.” A South Florida audience recently had the opportunity to watch Miami’s cover girl dance this dazzling and colorful Balanchine ballet when MCB kicked off its 24th season at the Adrienne Arsht Center. The Program I opened with four exciting dances including Symphony in Three Movements, a large-cast Balanchine chef-d’oeuvre containing some of the most dynamic and interesting patterns found in dance and set to a driving Stravinsky score, and Company B, a Paul Taylor masterwork performed to carefree World War II hits by the Andrews Sisters contrasted with the melancholy realities of soldiers at war. Program I also will be performed at Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale on Nov. 6-8 and at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach on Nov. 20-22 For more information on Miami City Ballet or to purchase tickets, call 305929-7010, call 1-877-929-7010 toll-free or visit online at <>. You also can become a fan of MCB on Facebook or follow the Company on Twitter.

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Malls embrace holiday spirit with ‘Girls Night Out’ The Shops at Sunset Place, located at the corner of S. Dixie Highway (US1) and SW 57th Avenue, and The Falls shopping center, at S. Dixie Highway and 136th Street, will host the inaugural holiday inspired “Girls Night Out,” on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will engage local women with a magical evening of networking, delicious holidayinspired culinary treats and more. The Shops at Sunset Place’s free event will engage local women in an evening of networking, fashion, fitness, beauty, delicious culinary treats and incredible savings for shoppers attending the event. Famed South Florida event designer and stylist Godfrey del Rio will present a holiday-inspired “trend show” for women that will showcase the latest styles from mall retailers. The Falls’ free event will serve to connect local women in an evening of networking, fashion, delicious culinary tastings courtesy of restaurants at The Falls and discounted shopping. Home stores will be on hand to provide event attendees with tips on preparing any size home for the holidays. For more information and a complete list of participating Simon malls,

visit online at <>. FIU THEATRE PRESENTS COWARD’S SMASH COMEDY HIT ‘BLITHE SPIRIT’ For the first time, FIU Theatre presents the ghostly comedy Blithe Spirit written by Noel Coward, playing Nov. 5-15 at the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center’s Main Stage at Florida International University, 10910 SW 17 St. FIU Theatre’s second production of the 2009-10 season is directed by FIU Professor Michael Yawney. Blithe Spirit tells the story of novelist Charles Condomine as he accidentally summons the ghost of Elvira, his deceased first wife, in a séance. Now back from the dead, Elvira’s mischievous spirit tries to reclaim her husband, causing a hilarious struggle for Charles’ affections between his current wife and the spirit of his deceased first wife. Cost of tickets for this event is $12, general admission, and $10 for students, alumni and seniors. For more information, call the box office at 305348-0496, send email to <> or visit the website at <>.

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COMMUNITY NEWS briefs NORMAN BROTHERS OPEN HOUSE FUNDRAISER FOR UM/NSU-CARD The annual Norman Brothers Open House, which this year will take place on Nov. 6, from 8 to 11 p.m., at 7621 SW 87 Ave. (on the east side of Galloway between Sunset Drive and Kendall Drive), has become a major fundraising event for South Dade with hundreds in attendance. At this event, doctors will mingle with UM professors and farmers from South Dade, all in support of the UM/NSU Center for Autism and Related Diseases (UM/NSU-CARD). There will be live music under a nearly full November moon. You can sample sushi, wines, meats, cheeses, sauces, beverages, chocolates and holiday menu items. Tickets for this event cost $30 in advance and $40 at the door. There is ample free parking in neighboring office lots. For information, call 305-470-8005.

WPBT2 VIZCAYA DOCUMENTARY SCREENING SCHEDULED NOV. 18 Vizcaya , a new documentary film on the remarkable history and survival of Miami’s landmark Vizcaya, will be shown as part of the museum’s film series in the residence’s courtyard on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. The documentary, which is narrated by actor and part-time Miami resident Andy Garcia, is scheduled to air in nearly 70 markets in the coming year and was just nominated for an Emmy by the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Tickets for this event cost $15 and are available on the evening of the program only; seating is limited.

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CALLING YOUNG ARTISTS FOR MDPLS BOOKMARK CONTEST The Miami-Dade Public Library System is seeking budding young artists for its annual Make-a-Bookmark contest, continuing through Nov. 21. Children, ages 6-12, are invited to submit a drawing of a favorite character or scene from a book to reflect the theme “Readiscover Your Neighborhood @ the Library.” The entry must be the child’s original work, and it will be judged on creativity and neatness. One winner will be chosen from each library branch, and the winning design will be used on the library’s official bookmark for 2010. The grand prize winner will receive several prizes including a basket of art supplies, an autographed football from the Miami Dolphins and tickets to a Dolphins game. All finalists will be honored during a party at the Main Library, 101 W. Flagler St., on Saturday, Dec. 12. Contest entry forms are available at all branches and online at <>. Final date for submission is Saturday, Nov. 21.

RICHMOND NAVAL AIR STATION TOPIC OF COMMUNITY MEETING All South Miami-Dade residents are invited to attend a meeting of the Fairway Estates Homeowners Association on Thursday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m., at the Palmetto Golf Club Community/Banquet Room, 9300 SW 152 St. At this particular meeting, special guest Anthony Atwood, an adjunct professor of history at Florida International University and Chief Warrant Officer of the U.S. Naval Reserve, will give a visual presentation on the history of the Richmond Naval Air Station (NAS), which during World War II was located near the entrance to today’s Metrozoo. Atwood currently heads up a Miami-Dade community project that is restoring the surviving Richmond NAS headquarters building complex and converting it into the Miami Military Museum and Veterans Memorial. The museum is scheduled to open to the public sometime early next year.

MDC KENDALL GOLF CLASSIC IN FULL SWING ON NOV. 20 In addition to several quality cultural and educational events, the lineup for Miami Dade College (MDC) Kendall Campus’ Fall Fest 2009 includes the annual Kendall Campus Golf Classic on Friday, Nov. 20, 9:30 a.m., at Calusa Country Club, 9400 SW 130 Ave. A popular event in the charity golf club circuit, this tourney raises money for MDC scholarships and participants include star athletes and celebrities. For more information and to sign up for the Classic, call 305-237-2144. The event is part of a weeklong community celebration, Fall Fest, taking place Nov. 16-21. You can find more information by visiting online at <>. CARNIVAL FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES SURE TO BE A CROWD PLEASER One of the highlights of Miami Dade College Kendall Campus’ Fall Fest 2009 will be the carnival for kids of all ages on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on the athletic field at the school’s campus, 11011 SW 104 St. The event is part of a weeklong community celebration taking place Nov. 16-21. Admission to the carnival, which is presented by University Credit Union,

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is only $1 or a can of non-perishable food for adults. Admission for children under 18 is free. Patrons will enjoy carnival rides, bounce houses, slides, pony and train rides, a rock-climbing wall, bungee jumping, stage performances with clowns and dancers and much more. Plus, this year, the carnival will have a Children’s Health Pavilion sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. For more information regarding the carnival and other Fall Fest 2009 activities, call 305-237-2321 or visit online at <>. SWITCHBOARD OF MIAMI INC. BEGINS NEW SERVICE FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL Switchboard of Miami Inc. and other Florida Helpline/2-1-1 agencies recently started offering a specialty hotline, 1877-BrAlve8, to assist Floridians who are, or were, deployed as military personnel in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as their families. Callers will receive services such as crisis counseling, general discussion, case management, and information and referral to other local social services. Anyone who has served in Afghanistan

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or Iraq and their family members are encouraged to call anytime, 24/7. All services are free and confidential. For more information, go to the Fund’s website, <> or contact Switchboard of Miami at <>.

original sign in the median at SW 180th Street and 137th Avenue and the ongoing problems with visitors constantly passing by the entrance, local residents and citizens felt the need to have some kind of community street. After careful consideration, it was determined that it would be more practical and beneficial to motorists and pedestrians to have the sign elevated and placed near the traffic lights for better visibility and traffic appearance.

RESOLUTION TO CO-DESIGNATE STREET AS SERENA LAKES BLVD. Miami-Dade County Commission chair Dennis C. Moss sponsored on Tuesday, Oct. 20, a resolution co-designating SW 180th Street at the intersection of 137th Avenue as Serena Lakes Boulevard. The resolution comes as a result of requests from residents and the board of directors of Weitzer Serena Lakes Homeowners Association. After concerns and complaints of the

MIAMI-DADE WATER AND SEWER DEPT. EARNS ASSOCIATION’S PLATINUM AWARD The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) has been recognized nationally as a utility service provider of excellence by the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA). WASD was one of six public drinking water systems to earn AMWA’s top management award, the Platinum Award for Utility Excellence.


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The Princess Diaries author to speak a Miami Book Fair BY LINDA RODRIGUEZ BERNFELD Key West author Meg Cabot, probably best known for authoring the Princess Diaries, makes a return trip to the Miami International Book Fair on Saturday, Nov. 14, to promote her new “tween” series, Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls. The series follows the exploits of 9year-old Allie and starts with Allie moving from her nice suburban home to an older house with creaky floorboards. Cabot started writing books for the younger set because she had so many little sisters attending when she talked about The Princess Diaries, her bestknown young adult series. Plus, the Princess Diaries movies, starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews, were geared for younger girls. “Now I get letters from third and fourth graders,” she said. The first book was published in 2008 and has now come out in paperback. Cabot said they have made the paperback covers sparkly. “The new book coming out is Glitter Girls and the Big Fake Outs, It’s about a birthday girl.” Allie Finkle likes rules and she hates red foods. Cabot said Allie is not into new teen series based on a tomatoes and she won’t retelling of the story of put ketchup on her burgPersephone due. ers. She has devised a set She’s looking forward speakof rules to keep order in ing at the book fair. her life because there are “This was my first time for chilno rules for friendship. dren’s book,” she said. Meg Cabot “Somebody’s your best The last time she was a speaker, ––––––––––––––– friend one day and they she was on a panel with Kristin are enemies the next day,” Cabot said, Gore, daughter of Vice President Al adding that she enjoys writing the new Gore, and she had a great time. This series. “The only real difference (from time, she’s speaking on her own. teen books) is that there’s no kissing. “I’m going to be doing an 11:30 on a The drama of being 9 and 10 is so fun to Saturday morning,” she said. “A chat revisit. Being that age and that girl-on- and then signing. It’s going to be on girl evil. There are a lot of girls in my how I became a writer.” neighborhood so I’ve been going to Cabot said she’ll talk about the their birthday parties. It’s been really Princess Diaries and Allie Finkle’s Rules for fun. They’ve let me in their little Girls. She is considering adding a Power Point presentation to her talk and group.” Her contract for the Allie Finkle maybe, just maybe, she might break out books calls for two a year. She says she her tiara. “I have a collection of them. I like it has one more to write and then she is when others wear theirs,” she said. “I going back to the drawing board. “They’re interested in doing some- like to see if anyone else has theirs on. thing about her brothers,” Cabot said. You don’t have many opportunities in life to wear your tiara. I encourage peo“We’ll see how it goes.” For teens, she has a new book in the ple to wear them when Meg Cabot is Airhead trilogy coming out in May 2010. coming.” For more information, go online to The second book, Being Nikki was released last May. After that, she has a <>.


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Joe Bonamassa in concert at Gusman Center, Nov. 7 BY ERIN PODBERESKI Award-winning blues rock star, guitar hero and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa and his touring band will perform in concert on Saturday, Nov. 7, 8 p.m., at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami. The one-night-only show is in support of his No. 1 Billboard album The Ballad of John Henry, released on Bonamassa’s J&R Adventures label earlier this year. The ninth full-length solo release and seventh studio album of his career, the disc marks Bonamassa’s third collaboration with Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Black Crowes, Aerosmith) as producer. “I feel this is my strongest work to date,” Bonamassa said of the album, which finds him opening up personally more than ever before and showcases his growth as a powerful vocalist as well as a master guitarist. On Oct. 6, Bonamassa released Joe Bonamassa – Live From The Royal Albert Hall, which debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard DVD Chart. It is a two-DVD live set capturing the intensity and excitement of the May 2009 show that marked Bonamassa’s headlining debut at arguably the most prestigious concert venue in the world. “May 4, 2009 was a day 20 years in the making,” Bonamassa said. “I have never been so honored in my life. It was truly larger than the sum of its parts.” Bonamassa averages 200 shows every year, and with each gig, he comes more into his own as a virtuoso and a vocalist. At the Hall, Bonamassa had the added honor of being joined onstage by the legendary Eric Clapton. This double DVD set, which also features an exclusive interview and behindthe-scenes footage with Bonamassa, presents that magical night in full — for posterity, and for all the fans that couldn’t be among the roughly 5,000 concertgoers filling the seats. The 12-camera high definition, surround sound shoot was produced by Shirley. Remarkably, Bonamassa’s 2009 tour and the The Ballad of John Henry coincides with his 20th year as a professional musician. A child prodigy, Bonamassa opened shows at age 12 for blues legend B.B. King, who said after first seeing him play, “This kid’s potential is unbelievable…He’s one of a kind.”

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Bonamassa’s recording career began in the early ’90s with Bloodlines, a rock-blues group also featuring Robby Krieger’s son Waylon and Miles Davis’ son Erin. His solo debut was in 2000 with the Tom Dowd-produced A New Day Yesterday, named for the Jethro Tull hit that Bonamassa delivers with what calls, “a jaw-dropping performance.” Prior to The Ballad of John Henry, Bonamassa’s last studio album was 2007’s Sloe Gin, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s blues chart, received a 2008 nomination for Album of the Year from the UK’s prestigious Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards and drew praise including the Boston Phoenix’s comment that it was, “an elegant and brawny guitar-hero album.” For more information and updated tour schedule, visit <>. Tickets prices are $37 and $47.

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The Gold-Diggers to conduct annual fall charity fundraiser BY JENNIFER M. BROWN The Gold-Diggers Inc. is hosting its annual fall fundraiser, “A Winter Wonderland,” at the Riviera Country Club, 1155 Blue Rd., Coral Gables, in support of their charities, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Florida and the Food for Life Network. Centrally located in Coral Gables, the Riviera Country Club will open its doors to a wintry evening of food, entertainment, music and dancing, all in the name of charity, on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. This enchanting event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a cash bar and passed hors d’oeuvres. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m., to be followed by music and dancing until 11 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by The Gold-Diggers Inc. and live and silent auctions. Emporium shopping will

take place throughout the evening. Tickets for this event are $85 per person. VIP Tables for 10 also are available. RSVP by Friday, Oct. 30. This spectacular event is hosted by The Gold-Diggers Inc., a local women’s charity organization now in its 32nd year, which has raised more than $1 million for its beneficiaries, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Florida and the Food for Life Network The Gold-Diggers Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization made up of 60 women from Miami-Dade and Broward counties who raise money for these charities through various fundraisers throughout the year and with their annual spring musical revue. Visit <> for more information. Contact Suzette Curry of The GoldDiggers Inc. at 305-804-0394 or by email at <> for more information.

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A dash of history spices recipes in The Holocaust Survivor Cookbook BY JENNIFER RESNICK Chabad of Kendall, on Tuesday, Nov. 10, presents an evening with the author Joanne Caras who talks about the origination and history of her fascinating and historically unforgettable book, The Holocaust Survivor Cookbook. The book was written/compiled by Caras as a response to her experience in working in a soup kitchen in Israel, which serves 500 meals a day to needy Israelis. The proceeds of the sale of the cookbooks will go towards funding operations of the Carmei Ha’ir soup kitchen and her goal is to raise $6 million, in memory of the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. The event is at Chabad, 8700 SW 112 St., and admission is $18. RSVP to <> or Linda Wolfson at 305-234-5654. ABOUT ‘THE HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR COOKBOOK’ Two years ago Joanne Caras of Port St Lucie visited her son and daughter-inlaw in Jerusalem. Among the sites visited was Carmei Ha’ir, the Soup Kitchen, where they both volunteer. Carmei Ha’ir serves more than 500 meals each day to poor and hungry Israelis. So impressed was Joanne with the Soup Kitchen that she came home determined to raise money to support it. For more than two years Joanne and her entire family worked tirelessly to collect recipes and stories from Holocaust survivors. They are all compiled into this unforgettable cookbook. “We asked Holocaust survivors to send us their favorite recipe, photos, and also the story of how they were able to survive the Holocaust,” Caras said.

“We collected 129 stories from all over the world, including Europe, South America, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Israel, and many U.S. states. Each one is a miracle. “In the introduction to our cookbook we ask each person who cooks one of the recipes to also read to their family the story that comes with it. That way, not only will we preserve the recipes, but more importantly we will help to

We collected 129 stories from all over the world, including Europe, South America, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Israel, and many U.S. states. Each one is a miracle.

— Joanne Caras, author insure that the stories of these brave survivors will live on for generations to come,” Caras added. Proceeds from every cookbook sold will benefit Carmei Ha’ir. Cookbooks can be purchased individually at the retail price or in large quantities at the wholesale price by groups that want to sell them to members as a fundraiser. “Our goal is to raise $1 million for Carmei Ha’ir, and millions more for Jewish groups all over the world,” Caras said. “In total we would like to raise $6 million as a tribute to the memory of those Jews who did not survive the Holocaust.”

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Durable Woodworks builds the kitchen of your dreams The DW team gathers in a “Going Green” kitchen. Pictured from left to right: Wendy Iglesias, Ernesto del Sol, Odalys Cabrera, William Zapantis, Silvana Silva, Cynthia Segovia, Leslie Gomez and Grace and Vasilio Zapantis.

BY NANCY EAGLETON In most homes, the kitchen is the gathering place for families…the heart of the home. The team at Durable Woodworks has been helping families throughout South Florida for the past 16 years revive their outdated kitchens and baths because they know how important it is for families to have functional and comfortable spaces. “Now, more than ever, people are looking to invest in their homes,” said William Zapantis, General Manager of Durable

Woodworks. Durable Woodworks builds dream kitchens and baths with their signature custom cabinetry and molding, unique hardware and beautiful granite countertops. The company offers clients design services, in-home measuring, cabinet and granite installation and friendly customer financing. Zapantis describes his business as a large scale custom cabinetry business. “We’re a family business with roots embedded in South Florida since 1993,”

said Zapantis. Durable Woodworks was started 16 years ago in Medley by Zapantis’ parents, Vasilio and Grace Zapantis. The couple is still very active in the business, serving as President and Vice President, respectively. William Zapantis joined Durable Woodworks in 1999 after attending the University of Miami School of Law. As General Manager of the company, he runs the day to day operations. The company employs 65 people and occupies an 86,000 square foot building in the Doral area. “We offer everything under one roof,” explained Zapantis. “Customers have the convenience of one-stop shopping for their renovation, but with personalized service. There’s really no other business in this area that can do what we do.” Zapantis explained that if the client can dream it, Durable Woodworks can build it. “Clients often know what they want and that’s exactly what they can get,” said Zapantis. “We don’t farm anything out. Everything is built right here so there are no restrictions on door style, wood color or glazes. That’s the competitive advantage that we have.” Most people know someone whose kitchen renovation took an agonizing six

months to complete. Zapantis reports that his company’s turnaround time to build custom cabinets is three weeks and if everyone does their part, a kitchen can be remodeled in less than a month. “We work to meet our customers’ deadlines,” said Zapantis. “It’s a collaborative effort with the customer to come up with a design that is unique and suited to their taste, but not overly expensive. The client is the king and the price is a matter of negotiation.” Vasilio Zapantis talked about the new trend in kitchen design – the “green kitchen.” He is proud to offer customers as well as builders who are looking to build homes that are certifiably green, eco-friendly cabinet choices. “We offer cabinets that are made with wood from Columbia Forest Products,” he said. “This wood is not processed with formaldehyde or other toxic materials. The path of the wood can be clearly traced from the grower to the manufacturer to the fabricator. For every tree taken down, a new one is put in its place.” Durable Woodworks is located at 2323 NW 72 Avenue in the Doral area. The phone number is 305-716-0077 and the showroom hours are Monday-Friday, 8-5:30 and Saturday, 8-3. For information, visit <>.

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Nissan ‘cube’ was designed to be practical Ron Beasley AUTOMOTIVE EDITOR

LET’S TALK CARS The 2009 Nissan cube is another vehicle in the seemingly endless progression of “boxes on wheels” that the automakers are rolling out in the wake of the success of Scion Xb. Nissan says the cube — they don’t capitalize the letter “c” and the word “cube” is a Nissan registered trademark — is designed “to meet the practical needs of today’s active, environmentally aware drivers, and provides a small footprint with a large interior space.” Well, the “cube” is a relatively small vehicle, but there is a plenty of room on the inside, with seating for five adults and lots of headroom. It’s also very maneuverable, has a very tight U-turn radius, is easy to park, and gets 22 mpg around town and 30 mpg on the highway. However, the A pillars are positioned so far forward that front-seat passengers get the sensation of riding in a box. The front-wheel-drive cube is built on

Nissan’s successful B-platform and comes with a 1.8-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine (the same engine that powers the Versa), with a choice of Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) or a six-speed manual transmission. Four models are offered and more than 40 individual accessories are available, ranging from a 20-color interior lighting kit and a “shag rug dash topper” to aerodynamic body kits and custom 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. The numerous options allow the owners to personalize their cube to reflect their own tastes and personalities. The four models are: Nissan cube — base model with a starting price of $13,990; comes with a 1.8 liter four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Nissan cube 1.8 S — Priced at $14,690 with the six-speed manual gearbox or $15,690 with the Xtronic CVT. Comes standard with body-colored outside mirrors, premium-grade fabric interior, cruise control and cargo area cover. Nissan cube 1.8 SL — Priced at $16,790 and adds Xtronic CVT, 16-inch aluminumalloy wheels, auto on/off headlights, Automatic Temperature Control, Interface System for iPod, and six-speaker audio system.

Top of the line ‘cube’ Krom has 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, a sporty interior and Rockford Fosgate sound system.

Nissan cube 1.8 Krom — Specialty vehicle priced at $19,370; adds Xtronic CVT and an integrated body design. Krÿm 16inch aluminum-alloy wheels, sporty interior and Rockford Fosgate subwoofer sound system. The cube comes with a long list of standard safety features, including Nissan’s Advanced Air Bag System (AABS), seatmounted driver and front-passenger sideimpact supplemental air bags, and roofmounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection; standard frontseat Active Head Restraints, Tire Pressure

Monitoring System (TPMS), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). Available technology includes the Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, XM Satellite Radio and Interface System for iPod.

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

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Sonia Martinez and her staff at Marco Drugs Women’s health—Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) for hormonal harmony Men’s health—Therapies for hormonal changes in men Children’s health—Medications in lower strengths or flavored for palatability Pet health—Formulations of special medications/products

The method of formulating and preparing prescription medication and nutritional supplements--customized in formula, dose, and dosage form--for physicians and their patients. Transfer any prescription with one phone call. Professional and personalized consultation about your medication regimen with information on side effects and precautions. Advocacy with your health care provider regarding your medication requirements. Wide selection of natural health products and supplements.

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LOST DOGS KIDDO... A really friendly, sweet dog that is great w/people &other dogs. Terrier mix 40- 50 lbs. Tan color. DIAMOND is a Pit Bull mix I also have. You must live outside of Dade. Please call to meet Kiddo or Diamond. Both great dogs. 786-402-7794 NEEDS A HOME BONGO... G. Shep mix. Found on the street. He has 1 blue eye so maybe mix w/Husky or iberian.70 lbs but should gain some weight. He is FANTASTIC & given some TIME & TLC he will prove to be a truly great dog. Friendly w/all people & other dogs. Please call 954-929-2097 to meet Bongo. NEEDS A HOME JACK RUSSELL & CHIHUAHUA. MILO is a Jack Russell (looks pure) 1 year old and about 12 pounds. Good w/other dogs. LUNA is a 18 mo. old Chihuahua that is about 7-8 pounds. Both beautiful dogs that were found. Please call 786-239-1342

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FURNITURE FOR SALE Queen sized ’Craftmatic Bed" vibrates. 2 yrs old, almost new. Great condition. $2,900.00. Call Helen Haynes at 786-348-7456

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


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

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Gemini - Take advantage of an invitation to a party or networking club. You may find just the opportunity for advancement you were looking for in a setting you didn't expect. Get out and be seen! You may be given an opportunity to travel soon. Cancer - You won't feel much like working right now. Your mind is on your home, family or on a renovation project that has to wait until you have some free time. Pay attention to your intuition this week, you could come up with an idea that puts new life in your career path.

Leo - Extremely positive changes are coming your way. You may have an "Aha!" moment, a sudden creative insight that shakes up the status quo in your life. You may find as a result that you have to do a lot of last-minute reading, studying or research.

Virgo - Sudden and unexpected beneficial energies light up your "debts, investments and share income" sector. You could be the beneficiary of a will, or find yourself making enough extra income that you can now pay off some debts. A financial advisor could be helpful this week.

Libra - Romantic energies return to your chart, and while friends are supportive, family

members may not be too happy about your lifestyle or choice of partner. Rather than worrying about pleasing someone who may be impossible to please, stay focused on your own desires and needs.

Scorpio - You have some incredible ideas that just seem to pop in out of the blue this week, but you may find it hard to act on them because of the demands made by loved ones. You may be willing to play nursemaid, but you should set aside some personal time to look after those ideas.

Sagittarius - Find a good friend and get out for a little play-time. You deserve some time off to have a bit of totally pointless fun. You don't always have to have a practical purpose hidden behind your little journeys, now do you? If there is no one handy, strike out on your own - you might not return alone.

Capricorn - You are considering some significant home improvements or renovations right now, but you and your significant other may not be on the same page. One wants wild and crazy, the other a more subdued approach. If you are single, you might want to think about toning down your digs a bit. Aquarius - After last week's challenges you might be afraid to communicate, but in fact, this week is an excellent time for finding a good friend, sitting down over a cuppa Joe, and sorting out the bats in each other's belfries. You need a good friend to act as a sounding board.

Pisces - A friend or companion will have good ideas or opportunities to make money in inventive, new, original ways. You may find yourself in a new group of people who have dramatic or unusual talents. They may be able to help you boost your own income.dynamic new home-based business involving art or entertainment.




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Lizzie Padro & Co. Coldwell Banker Residential R.E. 12155 South Dixie Highway • Miami, Fl 33156 Direct Line: 305-772-2033 • Fax: 305-235-4424 Email: Web: 8525 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables

520 Brickell Key Dr, PH10 Brickell

Gables Estates Direct Ocean Access 3.5 Acres 375’ Water Frontage.

3BD/3BA Living: 2,712 Amazing Views Rent: $6,300



9403 SW 123 Terrace Estates By The Falls

4BD/4BA 2009

Living: 4,605 Lot: 18,000

9491 SW 124 Terrace The Falls

5BD/4BA Gated

Living: 4,081 Lot: 15,904





520 Neda Avenue - Coral Gables

6010 SW 98 Street Pinecrest

8540 SW 122 Street The Falls

13660 Deering Bay Drive, Slip #55 Coral Gables

Hammock Oaks Wooded Lot


$550,000 9110 SW 100 STREET - BAPTIST AREA 6BD/4.5 BA Living: 5,480 $1,995,000 9200 SW 112 STREET-KILLIAN 6BD/7.5BA Living: 6,000 $1,799,000 - RENTED 12311 SW 94 AVENUE - THE FALLS 5BD/5BA Living: 5,684 2009 Lot: 19,000 $1,750,000 12321 SW 94 AVENUE - THE FALLS 5BD/4BA Living: 5,010 2009 Lot: 19,000 $1,630,000

9BD/10BA 2009


Deering Bay No Bridges


FREE EDUCATION FOR SUCCESFUL REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS Join Lizzie Padro and Company along with Attorney Henry Ensler for an informative session on Real Estate options available to Buyers and Sellers.

October 20th at 6:30pm • Location - Coldwell Banker Office at 12155 S Dixie Highway Please RSVP to 23 SALAMANCA AVE.- CORAL GABLES 7 Units Approved Plans for 11 units $1,150,000 9605 SW 121 STREET - THE FALLS 5BD/5.5BA Living: 4,680 $1,144,000 - SOLD 9603 SW 123 TERRACE - THE FALLS 4BD/4BA Living: 4,169 Porte-Cochere Lot: 15,110 $1,100,000


6624 SW 69 AVENUE - SOUTH MIAMI 6BD/6BA Living: 5,600 2009 Lot: 22,600 $850,000 - REDUCED

328 MAJORCA AVE. - CORAL GABLES Vacant Lot Zoned: MF2 Approved Plans for 11 Units $1,400,000

9630 SW 122 STREET-THE FALLS 4BD/3BA Living: 3,687 $997,000

12020 SW 95 AVENUE - THE FALLS 5BD/4BA Living: 4,791 $1,250,000 - PENDING SALE

Living: 2,533 Lot, 29,000


5852 SW 54 LANE - SOUTH MIAMI 6BD/7.5BA Living: 6,500 2008 Lot: 24,393 $1,599,000

14255 SW 82 COURT - PALMETTO BAY 5BD/4BA Living: 4,060 $1,299,000 - RENTED


Living: 10,000 Lot: 31,798

12501 SW 94 COURT - THE FALLS Investor Opportunity Rented at $4,800/month $990,000 400 ALTON ROAD, #1602 - MIAMI BEACH 2BD/2BA Living: 1,874 Murano Fabulous Views! $900,000

Size: 50 x 24 24 Hr. Security

REDUCED! $275,000 5757 COLLINS AVE #2204 - MIAMI BEACH 2BD/2BA Living: 1,510 L’Excellence Great Views $469,000 - PENDING SALE 11405 SW 82 AVENUE - KILLIAN 3BD/2BA Living: 2,327 House/Lot Lot: 31,799 $450,000 7270 SW 89 STREET, C403 - DADELAND 2BD/2BA Living: 1,242 Downtown Dadeland Condo $310,000

9494 SW 125 TERRACE 5BD/4BA Living: 4,261 $885,000 - SOLD

9900 SW 138 STREET - THE FALLS 5BD/4BA Living: 3,932 $614,000 - SOLD

9472 SW 124 TERRACE - THE FALLS 4BD/3.5BA Living:4,086 $860,000 - SOLD

12021 SW 78 TERRACE - KENDALL 4BD/3.5BA Living: 4,076 Gorgeous Lot: 12,489 $600,00 - SOLD

210 CAMILO AVENUE - CORAL GABLES 3BD/2.5BA Living: 2,820 New Lot: 6,489 $850,000 - PENDING SALE

17214 SW 156 COURT - MIAMI 7BD/4BA Living: 3,704 Guest Room Lot: 37,830 $579,000 - SOLD

12422 SW 124 TERRACE - KENDALL 3BD/2BA Living: 1,419 Kendall Breeze $150,000 - SOLD

12745 SW 93 AVENUE - THE FALLS 5BD/4.5BA Living: 4,700 Lot: 17,097 $799,000 - REDUCED

10103 SW 134 STREET - THE FALLS 4BD/3BA Living: 2,946 Rent: $2,900 Lot: 23,360 $575,000 - RENTED

8810 FONTAINEBLEAU, #120 SW MIAMI 1BD/1BA Living: 680 Rent: $1000 lst Floor $85,000

6910 SW 71 COURT - SOUTH MIAMI 4BD/3BA Lot: 20,000 $525,000 - SOLD

11325 SW 82 AVENUE - KILLIAN Vacant Lot Lot: 37,461 Impact Fees Paid $549,000


11405 SW 82 AVENUE - KILLIAN Vacant Lot Lot: 31,799 $300,000 2101 BRICKELL AVE, #2502 - BRICKELL 1BD/1BA Living: 791 Skyline Condo $205,000 - SOLD


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