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NOVEMBER 18, 2008

Commission names Jimenez as interim city manager BY MARIA ROSA HIGGINS FALLON

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ssistant city manager Maria Alberro Jimenez has been appointed by the Coral Gables City Commission as interim city manager. The selection was made on Nov. 6 during a special commission meeting conducted to accept the resignation of city manager David L. Brown. “As a 27-year employee, Coral Gables is not only where I have invested my professional career, it is also where I have chosen to raise my family,” Jimenez said during the meeting. “I love this city both as a homeowner and as an administrator.” Jimenez, a resident of Coral Gables, began her employment with the city in 1981 as an engineering technician. In 1986, she was selected Coral Gables’ “Employee of the Year,” the highest honor afforded an employee in the City Beautiful.

New Junior Orange Bowl Queen, Princesses chosen

George Corrigan: Business and civic leader, statesman BY GLORIA BURNS

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Pictured (l-r) are Princess Alyssa Hidalgo, Queen Marlis Miller and Princess Taylor Mathews.

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here’s new royalty in South Florida with the Nov. 8 selection of the 2008-09 Junior Orange Bowl Queen and her Court. Marlis Miller, 12, was crowned Junior Orange Bowl Queen during the finals at the Miami Elks Lodge No. 948 on Sunset Drive in Kendall, and Alyssa Hidalgo, 12, and Taylor Mathews, 14, were crowned

Princesses. Prior to their selection, Miller was chosen as Miss Congeniality by her peers in the competition, and Angeline Pino was named winner of the “Give-a-Hand” Award for her essay in that separate contest. Pino also will ride on the float in the JOB Parade with the Royal Court. In a three-hour program that was

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usinessman, civic leader, statesman and public servant, George Corrigan’s impact on Coral Gables and Miami-Dade County has been impressive. A three-time elected mayor of Coral Gables, Corrigan brings to his current positions on various charitable and corporate boards, the wisdom that comes from a 32-year career in retailing and another 13 years in banking. Corrigan retired in 1983 as vice president, member of the Burdines board and store manager for the Dadeland store (now Macy’s), the largest store in sales volume GEORGE CORRIGAN in the nation. His banking career began as a founding director of the Bank of Coral Gables. He went on to become the bank’s president in 1983, and then board chair in 1986. When the bank merged with Intercontinental Bank in 1995, Corrigan became board vice president until a merger in 1966 with Nation’s Bank that later became the Bank

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BY MARIA ROSA HIGGINS FALLON

The future of the Country Club of Coral Gables looks promising once again, after the City of Coral Gables reacted quickly to find a new business partner. Now a company based in Canada with a successful track record of renovating historic facilities and turning this type of facility into profitable ventures is interested in the long-term leasing of the country club. “We are the largest privately own hospitality company in Toronto, with 1,000 employees, 15 properties and $40 million in sales per year,” said Nick Di Donato, president and CEO of Liberty Entertainment Group. The executive made a presentation in October to the Coral Gables City Commission to persuade government leaders to allow negotiations for the management of the historic city-owned facility. Just a few months before, the City of Coral Gables requested proposals to find a suitable operator willing to manage the country club facility after the former operator abandoned the project in May. An evaluation committee reviewed the proposal presented by the Canadian company and deemed it worthy of presentation to the city commission for approval. On Oct. 14, the commission agreed with the recommendation, and authorized the city manager to begin negotiations with Liberty Events for the longterm leasing of the facility. “The city was looking to find the best suitable use for the country club,” said David L. Brown, Coral Gables city manager at the

time. “We have received a great proposal from Liberty Events and now a Letter of Intent is in the works to outline the vision and future plans for the country club.” The proposal includes plans for the renovation of the country club and its tennis courts. It does not include the management of the popular Burger Bob’s and the Granada Golf Course, which will continue to operate as is. Liberty is proposing to become the exclusive provider of food, beverage and hospitality services and is prepared to invest up to $1.5 million in refurnishing and startup costs. It also is proposing an annual percentage reduction in fees for former club members. Plans are to reopen the club in fall of 2009 and make it accessible to everybody, not just a small group of members. Liberty Group is not new to private/public ventures. Di Donato referred to the work his company has done with the City of Toronto to renovate several facilities such as the Courthouse, now a successful restaurant, and Casa Loma, a castle built in 1911 which is the No. 2 tourist attraction in Toronto. This facility, like the country club, is located in the middle of a residential neighborhood. Di Donato said he is willing to learn more about this community as he is planning to spend a great deal of time in Coral Gables while his son goes to medical school at the University of Miami. City leaders are hoping to move expeditiously with this project and have asked to approve the business plan for the club in the upcoming months.

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It was raining golf balls for a good cause Gloria Burns GLORIA’S GAB If you saw golf balls falling from the sky in Coral Gables on Halloween, you were not imagining things. It was part of Rotary District 6990 Annual Golf Tournament and a Golf Ball Drop fundraising raffle. Hundreds donated to the cause by purchasing a ball and, with 1,820 golf balls dropped by helicopter on the Biltmore Golf Course driving range, the closest to the pin winner was Randy Godard, from the Rotary Club of Coral Springs-Parkland. His prize is a seven-day trip to Argentina on American Airlines with hotels donated by Jo Burke. Second prize, a watch donated by Cartier, valued at $2,500, went to Richard DeW itt of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables, and third place was a weekend with breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables won by Gloria Rossomano, another member of the Rotary Club of Coral Springs-Parkland. Best of all, the drop raised a total of $45,500 from 43 different Rotary Clubs in District 6990 to help meet the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation $100 Million Challenge Grant for Rotary International’s global polio eradication initiative. Speaking of Rotary, Coral Gables Rotarians visited the VA Hospital again for a fun day of bingo and then another party the following weekend at Jackson Memorial Hospital. To add to the festive nature of these outreach programs, volunteers showed up in costumes that also brought smiles to all. Joining Judy Pantoja at the VA as she spread joy to the vets were Yolanda Woodbridge , Sally Baumgar tner , Jo Burke, Bonnie Blaire, and club president Abe Horowitz. These folks and others helped organize a Halloween party at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Diagnostic Treatment Center with the kids of the International Kids Fund and Ronald McDonald House. Among the standouts at that party were Ter r y Long, dressed as Little Red Riding Hood: Dick Golden, as The Sorcerer; Bob Schr eiber , as Captain Jack Sparrow; Jim Hirschman, as Captain Sparrow’s first mate, and Judy Pantoja’s UBS colleague, Pamela Leslie, as Witchie Poo. Alfred Cardenas and Marcelo Dalto, of the international Kids Fund, also were

on hand with Lizztice Pratt, Bladimir Gomez, Dennis Bar riento, Lai Thi Dao, Natasha Casseus and Luigi Cevallos, children of the International Kids Fund (IKF) at Holtz Children’s Hospital. For those unfamiliar with IKF, this is a great program of Jackson Memorial Foundation that seeks to facilitate access to lifesaving or life-changing medical care for children. This includes international children who cannot be treated within their native country, as well as children living in the United States who, without IKF assistance, would otherwise have no options. On the cultural front, Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre is bringing our community yet another funny musical for the holiday season, Gutenberg! The Musical! The show originated at Actors’ Playhouse in New York and will be presented at Actors’ Playhouse in Coral Gables this December. A play within a play, it pokes fun at the making of a Broadway musical through the antics of the two writers Bud Davenport and Doug Simon played by actors Wayne LeGette and Francisco “Pancho” Padura. LeGette is a native Floridian, two-time Carbonell award winner, and six-time Carbonell nominee, including three nominations at Actors’ Playhouse. Padura, the other half of the comedic duo, also is an Actors’ Playhouse regular since 1988 and was nominated for a Carbonell for his performance in Das Barbecue. Performances of Gutenberg! The Musical! will take place Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. from Dec. 3 through Jan. 4, 2009, with an additional matinee Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. If this is anything like Big Bang, it will be a “must see” show. In other news, the University of Miami Alumni Association (UMAA) hosted an alumni and parents reception in Madrid on Nov. 4, at the Westin Palace Hotel at Plaza de las Cortes, 7. Two days later, the UMAA traveled to London, together with Humana Europe, to host a reception in Mayfair at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), with lots of UM alumni, parents and friends attending, and meeting with Barbara E. Kahn, dean of the University of Miami School of Business Administration, the featured speaker at both events. International events such as these are the beginning of a global approach to alumni outreach, which will continue to expand its efforts during the 2008-2009 academic year with stops in the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. For more information, you may send

Rotarians are pictured during Halloween party at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Diagnostic Treatment Center with the kids of the International Kids Fund and Ronald McDonald House.

email to <alumni@miami.edu> or contact Octavio Colominas, director of International Alumni and Parent Relations, at 1-305-284-2872; 1-866UMALUMS, or via email at <ocolominas@miami.edu>. The Jerry Herman Ring Theatre is truly a wonderful community resource offering good live theater. Next up at The Ring, you will want to attend The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare. The chilling comedy romance covers a span of 16 years and has a stunning and surprising ending. For information on tickets and show times, visit online at <www.miami.edu/ring>. The Dinner Key Cruising Club will be hosting a nautical-themed flea market to benefit Shake-A-Leg Miami on Nov 22, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Shake-A-Leg Miami, 2620 S. Bayshore Dr. in Coconut Grove. Look for bargains, concessions and raffles as part of this community event. For more information, call 305-858-5550 Join the Victim Response Inc.—The Lodge & The Office of Community Advocacy, Addiction Services Board, Asian American Advisory Board, Black Affairs Advisory Board, Commission For Women, Community Relations Board, Domestic Violence Oversight Board, Equal Opportunity Board, and the Affairs Advisory Board in celebrating their fifth annual Winter Social on Friday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m. to midnight, at the Miami Woman’s Club located at 1737 N. Bayshore Dr. RSVP by Nov. 24. This event is free of charge but there is suggested donation of $20. For more information contact send email to: <info@thelodgemiami.org> or call 305-693-1170 ext 237 or 233

Larry and Betsy Adams are pictured at Burger Bob’s on the morning of their 57th anniversary.

On a sad note, condolences to the family of War ren Zeiller, a long time member and past-president (1978-79) of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables. Zeiller passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, after a long illness. Warren had been married to his wife, Chardy, for 47 years. Aside for a successful career, Zeiller had authored numerous books, most recently one on Florida’s history. Finally, on a happy note, congratulations to Lar r y and Betsy Adams on celebrating their 57th wedding anniversary. They were spotted the morning of that special day having breakfast at everyone’s favorite place, Burger Bob’s, where they ran into many friends wishing them well. What a great couple. Until next time, keep making each day count.


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The Keyes Company reopens Gables branch after extensive renovation The Keyes Company commemorated its 70-year presence in Coral Gables with a grand reopening celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 30. The facility, located at 2423 Lejeune Road, underwent a major renovation and has reopened with a stunning new interior to complement the striking exterior architectural design. The grand reopening was styled as a true hometown celebration, with food, refreshments and special guests, including Coral Gables Mayor Don Slesnick, and Ted Pappas, the patriarch of Keyes who recently shared his own 83rd birthday with the company’s 83rd anniversary, and his sons, president and CEO Mike Pappas and CFO Tim Pappas. The celebration marked the culmination of several years of construction and a $1.5 million-dollar investment in the complete refurbishment of both interior space and exterior detail. During the renovation, the branch’s real estate sales associates continued to serve clients from a temporary location at 3194 Coral Way. “The history, beauty and tradition of Coral Gables combine to make it a special kind of sanctuary amidst all of the hustle and bustle,” said Gustavo Llamas, district sales manager. “Many of us within the Keyes organization grew up playing under the tall shade trees and attending the fine schools here, and we know that this area is a great place to

raise our own families. “Our ties to Coral Gables run deep, so we are very excited to have this opportunity to develop our business even further, add new associates, and continue to build our reputation for solid expertise and dedicated customer service,” he continued. The Keyes Company’s Coral Gables branch has state of the art technology, and more than 50 associates specializing in residential and commercial real estate sales. The Coral Gables branch is one of approximately 30 Keyes Company locations spanning southern Florida. With the recent expansion and renovation of the Coral Gables branch, the company is stepping up recruiting efforts to add more proven real estate professionals to the Coral Gables team. “I have strong ties to this location because it is the office where I started my management career with The Keyes Company in the 1980s,” said Mike Pappas. “This branch has been an integral part of the Coral Gables real estate market for many years and we are so excited to open our doors again to serve the local community. “The decision to invest in the renovation and expansion of the Keyes Coral Gables branch is a measure of our confidence and allegiance to this special area,” he continued. For more information about Keyes’ Coral Gables branch, contact Gustavo Llamas at 305-443-1423, or visit online at <www.keyes.com>.

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Pictured at the ribbon-cutting ceremony are (l-r) Marc A. Berenfeld, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce; Mike Pappas, The Keyes Company, CEO; Mark Trowbridge, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce; Coral Gables Mayor Don Slesnick; Ted Pappas, The Keyes Company, chairman; Tim Pappas, The Keyes Company, CFO; Marie Pappas, The Keyes Company, vice president, and Gustavo Llamas, The Keyes Company, Coral Gables District Sales Manager.

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She later was promoted to code enforcement officer in the Building and Zoning Department, before moving up the ladder as project engineer in the Public Works Department and Building and Zoning Department assistant director for building matters. She began working for the City Manager’s Office in 1994 as assistant to the city manager and was later promoted to assistant city manager in 1998 where she has overseen several departments including Human Resources, Public Works, Building

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of America. He also served two years as a member of the Advisory Committee to Financial Institutions for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Anyone who knows George Corrigan, a member of the Iron Arrow Society, is aware of his dedication and love for the University of Miami. At UM, he received a degree in Business Administration majoring in management, marketing, finance and economics. His leadership skills were evident early on as he served in a variety of service clubs, was Junior Class president, was advertising and them business manager for The Hurricane school paper, was involved in Sigma Chi social fraternity as well as other service fraternities, played in varsity sports, and was listed in the Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. Corrigan served in the United States Navy Reserve from 1945 through 1953 and was called to active duty in 1951 for the Korean Conflict. At Jacksonville Naval Air Station, he was a supply officer assigned to VF 172 “Banchee” Jet

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and Zoning, Planning, Public Service Development and Historic Resources. She also has been responsible for overseeing the city’s capital improvement projects, among other responsibilities. Jimenez has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, as well as a Master of Public Administration, both received from Florida International University. She will remain as interim city manager until the city commission completes a national search for a permanent replacement.

Squadron aboard the aircraft carrier Franklin Delano Roosevelt and saw service in the Article Circle and Mediterranean Sea with NATO forces. He holds the rare naval card, “Royal Order of the Blue Noses” established by Admiral Byrd. Listing of a few of Corrigan’s affiliations will best explain the scope of his influence in our community. He was the national president of the University of Miami Alumni Association, chair of the Miami-Dade County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, chair of Coral Gables Community Foundation, and a member of the Baptist Health South Florida Board of Governors. For 25 years he has served on the board of South Miami Hospital and also is on the board of trustees for the Dr. John T. McDonald Foundation. He is the Thailand Honorary Counsel General for Florida and is associated with Turnberry Bank, with offices in Aventura, South Miami, Pinecrest and Coral Gables. He is a long-time member of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, the Consular Corps of Miami. He lives in Coral Gables with his wife, Ana Mae.

The finalists anxiously await the results.

expertly coordinated by chair Enid Miguez, emcees were Debra Knox and Anastagia Pierre, the current Miss Florida USA. Jim Borgman led the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem was sung by Miss Kendall USA, Kourtney Gallego. Mark Pidal, administrative director of the Junior Orange Bowl Committee, gave a presentation about the organization. Judges for the competition were Mireya Kilmon, Jorge Zabaleta and Lourvenante “Lulu” Orange. The new Queen is a student at Key Largo Middle School and is president of her sixth grade student council. She does volunteer work at area animal shelters, sings for the elderly during the holiday season as well as work for the American Cancer Society. Her hobbies are dancing, cheerleading and gymnastics. Her sister, Brionna Miller, was a 200405 JOB Princess. The newly crowned Queen was excited and beaming. “I’m very surprised and I’m glad,” Miller said. “It’s a privilege to be able to be the Queen of the Junior Orange Bowl. I’m looking forward to all the volunteer work and to being best friends with the other members of the court.” Hidalgo is in the seventh grade at Herbert Ammons Middle School. She does volunteer work at her school, at Kendall Boys and Girls Club, and at Whispering Pines Elementary. Her hobbies are Latin dance, singing, tennis, collecting dolls and swimming. Hidalgo was caught up in the moment as young ladies and proud parents mingled with photographers and committee members. “I’m excited,” Hidalgo said. “I saw the presentation the other girls did for last

year, and those are big shoes to fill, so I’m excited and nervous, but very happy. I’m looking forward to the year ahead.” Mathews attends Pembroke Pines Charter Middle School, where she is president of the Junior National Honor Society and a member of the student council. She has done volunteer work for Bookpal since third grade, reading weekly to kindergarten students after school. Her hobbies are art, acting and public speaking. She said she was feeling a bit overwhelmed. “I have mixed emotions. I’m happy; I’m sad,” Mathews said. “I’m just so excited about it. I didn’t expect it. I really had a good time today, and I can’t wait to attend all the events.” Preliminaries were conducted for girls ages 12-14 in Key West, South Miami, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, and Broward County beginning in midOctober. Those selected from each preliminary were eligible to advance to the Nov. 8 event, which consisted of 20 finalists. Girls attending the finals underwent personal interviews, gave self-introductions, and answered spontaneous questions from the panel of judges. The outgoing Queen and Princesses gave moving farewell speeches, charged with emotion, and a slide show displayed many of the special events at which they made appearances. Queen Marlis and Princesses Alyssa and Taylor also will attend numerous events in the coming year, including the Queen’s Ball on Sunday, Dec. 14, and the 60th Annual Junior Orange Bowl Parade on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables on Tuesday, Dec. 30.


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Dadeland, The Falls join McGruff for crime prevention programs BY MICHAEL GOODMAN Dadeland Mall and The Falls, have announced their plans to team with the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), home of McGruff the Crime Dog, to conduct a variety of activities in 2009 to promote safety awareness and crime prevention throughout the area. Dadeland Mall and The Falls join nearly 300 malls nationwide, owned and operated by Simon Property Group, helping NCPC spread crime prevention and safety messages through a wide variety of events and activities, such as Simon Kidgits Club. “While the program does not officially launch until 2009, Dadeland Mall, The Falls, Simon, and NCPC will provide safety strategies for…the upcoming holiday season,” said Ozzie Dominguez, general manager of Dadeland Mall. “The National Crime Prevention Council has long played a leading role in making communities safer places to live, work and play,” he said. “We are proud and delighted to be working with this organization and have some remarkable programs planned that will greatly benefit shoppers and the entire community,” said Julie Goldman, general manager at The Falls.

At Dadeland Mall and The Falls, NCPC will address a number of important topics including • Bullying and cyber-bullying; • Home, school and Internet safety; • Financial safety and identity theft, and • Stranger awareness and conflict resolution. Founded in 1982, NCPC works to raise awareness and educate communities about crime prevention and safety through public service announcements, publications, educational programs and appearances by McGruff the Crime Dog, who has been urging millions of young people to “Take A Bite Out Of Crime!” since 1980. For more information, visit online at <www.ncpc.org>. Dadeland Mall is located at 7535 N. Kendall Dr. between the Palmetto Expressway (SR 826) and S. Dixie Highway (US 1). For more information, contact Dadeland Mall at 305-665-6226. The Falls, located at S. Dixie Highway (US 1) and SW 136th Street, is one of Florida’s largest open-air retail and entertainment destinations. For more information about The Falls, go to <www.simon.com> or call 305-255-4570.

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Local HS students launch financial literacy program BY LOREN LLANES Fifty Miami-Dade county public high school student ambassadors launched a financial literacy program, named Financially Free, during a student press conference at Miami Jackson Senior High School on Oct. 22. Financially Free is unique because it is run by students for students. Student ambassadors learned they will be developing their own financial literacy program throughout the school year with support of a partnership between MiamiDade County Public Schools, South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union, and with generous funding provided by State Farm Insurance. Students from the following MiamiDade county public high schools participated: Booker T. Washington, Coral Gables, Coral Reef, Homestead, John A. Ferguson, Miami Jackson, Miami Sunset, North Miami and Southwest Miami. The event was truly student-driven. Guests received a musical welcome by Kevin Tenor on the saxophone. He is a

Financially Free student ambassador from Miami Jackson Senior High. Breakfast was served by Booker T. Washington Senior High School’s Twister Café, a student-run business operated by trainable mentally handicapped students. Executive student ambassadors, Claudia Vallin of Coral Reef, Rockford Dias of Coral Gables and Stephannye Cruzatt of John A. Ferguson, pioneered Financially Free during their summer internships with South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union. Each utilized a unique approach to communicate the urgent need for financial literacy in schools. “Students listen to each other more than anyone else,” Vallin said of the opportunity for positive peer influence. Dias said, “The first thing we have to do is shock and awe students before they walk blindly into credit traps,” referring to the rule of first impressions dictated by Will Smith’s character in the movie Hitch. Cruzatt showed a comedic video montage of student responses to basic financial questions such as “What does the

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FDIC stand for?” This self-produced video was indicative of the lack of financial literacy among young adults. Student reporters from each of the nine participating high schools demonstrated professionalism throughout the press conference, securing interviews from guest speakers and student ambassadors. John A. Ferguson High’s student production team will document the Financially Free initiative throughout the school year, producing video clips for broadcast on WPBT Channel 2 and throughout Miami-Dade County Public Schools as in-class public service announcements and commercials. South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union is the largest Credit Union

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These young ladies are enjoying a rare Miami “snowfall” at Dolphin Mall during a previous holiday season.

BY JOSE BOZA As the holidays quickly approach, weather experts predict heavy snow flurries at Miami’s Dolphin Mall beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m., and continuing into the new year. For the sixth consecutive year, Dolphin Mall’s Magical Snowfall will take place in the Ramblas Plaza. In addition to the daily 7 p.m. snowfall, snow will fill the air at 9 p.m. as well every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Jan. 4, 2009. There will be no snow on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22), Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), Christmas Day (Dec. 25) or New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31). In true Dolphin Mall holiday tradition, magical wands will be distributed every night to children under 12 years of age when their parents sign up to receive the Dolphin Mall e-bulletin. At 7 p.m., the children will wave their wands in the air and cause the snow to return to the mall while illuminating the sky with a warm holiday glow. Youngsters

can pick up their wands one hour before each show. “There’s only one place that snow falls in South Florida and that’s at Dolphin Mall,” said Madelyn Bello, marketing sponsorship director for Dolphin Mall. “Santa Claus brings his holiday cheer with him every year along with some magical snow from the North Pole.” Dolphin Mall is an enclosed value retail/entertainment/dining destination with an 850-seat food court and more than 240 retailers. It is located just five miles west of Miami International Airport, where the Dolphin Expressway (SR 836) and Florida’s Turnpike intersect. Shoppers can access the mall by taking Exit 27 off of Florida’s Turnpike. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy extended hours during the holidays and at Ramblas Entertainment area. Preview the stores, the styles and the savings online at <www.shopdolphinmall.com>.

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Miami Children’s Theater presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast BY ROBERT HAMILTON “It’s a tale as old as time” and it is coming to Miami for the holidays. The Miami Children’s Theater presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, at 8 p.m. on Dec. 4, 6, 11, 13 and 20, and 2 p.m. on Dec. 7, 14 and 21, at the Alper JCC’s Russell Theater in Kendall, 11155 SW 112 Ave. The show opened in New York in April 1994 and already has become the sixth longest running musical in Broadway history, with more than 4,000 performances for more than 5.7 million people. It has had record-breaking runs in New York, London, Los Angeles, Toronto, Sydney and Tokyo. Nominated for nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, the play is based on the 1991 Disney movie, which became the first animated feature film ever to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Written by Linda Woolverton with music by Alan Menken and memorable songs by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast tells a heartwarming “tale as old as time” about love conquering all. A handsome prince, played by Charles Benitez, with a cold heart is turned into a grotesque beast by a magic spell that also transforms the staff of his castle into dancing and singing objects such as a teapot, cup, clock, candelabra and more. The only chance to break the spell is for someone to learn to love the Beast. The show’s director, Julie Pappas

Pictured are Karina Fernandez as Belle, and Charles Benitez as the Beast. (Photo by Lennie Rohrbacher)

Smith, performed in the show for four years with the Broadway cast and in the National Tour. “It’s such a beautiful and fun piece for all ages, and everyone in cast and crew are responsible for making it a great ensemble piece,” Smith said. Pre-sold tickets — $12 for children/students and $14 for adults — may be purchased online at <www.miamichildrenstheater.com> or by calling 305-274-3595. Tickets purchased at the door are $18-$22.

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Kiwanis Club of Little Havana Presents

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BY LAUREN SIMO The Second Annual American Fine Wine Competition (AFWC), presented by Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler, Attorneys at Law, and Guarantee Insurance Company, will take place on Nov. 3 and 4 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club with a AFWC gala dinner on Nov. 21 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami. “This is one of the only wine competitions in the country that celebrates only American made wine,” said Shari Gherman, chair of the Second Annual AFWC. “We are very particular on which wines we accept into this competition. We accept only top-quality, Americanmade wines. We judge wines in 30 categories, by varietal and price. Last year’s gala dinners were sold out, and we are looking forward to another exciting and successful year.” With at least 400 exceptional American wines, from Chardonnay to Zinfandel, entered in the 2007 competition, Gherman anticipates an estimated 500 wines to be entered for judging this year. More than 300 wineries are invited to participate, and each winery may enter more than one variety of wine. A few of the wineries to be featured are Brochelle Vineyards, which won “Best of Show” last year; Krupp Brothers Estates; Oakville Ranch Vineyards, and Frank Family Vineyards. A “dream team” of 22 judges, who pos-

sess top qualifications in wine knowledge, will judge the wines based on the criteria of the varietal, including character, depth, smell, taste and finish. The wines submitted for judging are among the finest produced in the country and each is hand picked by the winery as the best they have to offer. Guests who attend the AFWC gala dinner will have the opportunity to sample the wines judged in the competition as well as enjoy an incredible wine-country inspired gourmet meal. The beneficiary of the Miami event is the Junior League of Miami Inc., an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The charity also will benefit from a live and silent auction, which will include signed bottles of wine from each winery that enters the competition. Tickets can be purchased by the general public for $350 each, $1,250 for four or $3,000 for a table of 10. For more information about the Second Annual Fine Wine Competition, to find out about sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets to American Fine Wine Gala Dinners, visit <www.southfloridabusinessjournal.com> or contact Shari Gherman, at 1-954-949-7580 or via email at <SGherman@bizjournals.com>.


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Comedy Tour to benefit Tom Joyner Foundation BY GEORGE AIELLO The BankUnited Center at the University of Miami presents the “Comedy with a Purpose Tour: An AllStar Comedy Tour” on Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. The tour features comedians J. Anthony Brown, Melanie Comarcho, Marvin Dixon, Gary Owen, Damon Williams and Earthquake as they take the stage to help raise money for the Tom Joyner Foundation. The Tom Joyner Foundation provides funds directly to the Historical Black College and Universities (HBCU) for the purpose of helping black students continue their education at the college level. Each month the Tom Joyner Foundation designates an HBCU to receive its support. The scholarship support money is sent directly to the university for the students. The scholarships are awarded to the students through the financial aid office at the college based on financial need and other requirements from the school and the donor.

The BankUnited Center has a past history of hosting such charitable events as Bike MS, the fundraising bikea-thon benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, as well as the United Way Women’s Leadership Breakfast on Sept. 9. The breakfast hosted 900 women who celebrated their philanthropy and volunteerism. Tickets for the Comedy with a Purpose Tour start at $16.25 and are at available at all Ticketmaster Outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 305-358-5885 and at the BankUnited Center Box Office at the University of Miami. The BankUnited Center, an 8,000seat multipurpose entertainment facility located on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus, hosts concerts, family shows, trade shows, lecture series, sporting events and the University of Miami men’s and women’s basketball teams. The BankUnited Center is located at 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables, FL. For information call 305-284-8686 or visit <www.BankUnitedCenter.com>.

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track (62.2 inches) yield a comfortable ride and good stability, while the short front and rear body overhangs allow the Sorento to navigate steep terrain. Sorento is available in both twowheel- and four-wheel-drive configurations. On two-wheel-drive models, power is directed to the rear wheels, while the 4WD offers a part-time or a Torque-on-Demand automatic full-time four-wheel-drive system, depending on the option package. The part-time fourwheel-drive system engages with the

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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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IndoCraftsSpices, Inc. Rugs and cushion covers, statue & figurines, beach and belly dancing clothing, incense, jewelry & beads, metal art woodcraft, herbs and spices. Tel: 305-257-2524

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Zion Bazaar Our gift shop has a variety of antique collectibles, novelties, souvenirs, figurines and gift baskets for all occasions. Call us at 305-804-3635 for our Tea Time parties reservation.

Cauley Square Historic Railroad Village was built in 1903 and the last of the Pioneer Railroad Villages in the U.S.A. Twenty antique shops are nestled in lush tropical foliage of fountained gardens and sculptures. Our village also offers outdoor space for weddings, sweet sixteens, showers, company parties and/or events. Tea Room Restaurant Dine at the Famous Tea Room in a Victorian-American setting where lace and flowers abound. Ambrosia, finger sandwiches, gazpacho and spiced tea are standard luncheon fare. Tel 305-258-0044.

PLEASE BOOK YOUR RESERVATION FOR THANKSGIVING DAY!

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Dreams 2 Cherish We specialize in event accessories, favors, wedding and bridal items. Over twelve years experience in event planning. Tel: 305-275-9848

SCHEDULED EVENTS FOR THE REST OF 2008 ARE: Nov 29 and 30, 2008 - ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW (10am - 4pm)

Over 25 vendors displaying hand made crafts for the holidays.

Scrap'N Elegance We carry a large variety of scrapbook albums, stickers, paper, embellishments, and tools to create memory books. Tel: 305-258-7770

December 6, 2008 - HOLIDAY CHEER (12noon to 6pm) Make your reservation for your kid's holiday package which includes a picture with Santa, face painting and pony ride for $18.00 per child.

The Village Florist Floral Arrangements for weddings, funerals, parties, birthdays, anniversaries or any occasion. Tel: 305-258-4303

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