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City, Biltmore Hotel to host July 4 celebration BY ROSIE TOBLINA

esidents and visitors are invited to come out to enjoy another colorful fireworks celebration that will light up the skies over the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables on July 4. The city and the Biltmore Hotel will host the event, and several others including the University of Miami, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, and corporate citizens 396 Alhambra and HBO Latin America have come together to help sponsor this historic and patriotic event.

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UM Communication Studies faculty member David Steinberg (left) receives the 2013 Robert and Christine Staub Faculty Excellence Award from School of Communication Dean Gregory J. Shepherd. Steinberg joined the University in 1990 and has been the director of the University of Miami Debate Team for 23 years.

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ommunication Studies faculty member David L. Steinberg, the director of the University of Miami Debate Team, is the recipient of the 2013 Robert and Christine Staub Faculty Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Effective Teaching at the University of Miami School of Communication. The Staub Faculty Excellence Award, an endowed gift from UM alumnus

Robert Staub, BBA ’56, and his wife, Christine, recognizes a School of Communication faculty member for effectiveness in teaching, advising, mentoring, and service roles in and outside the classroom. Students and alumni nominated deserving professors and a school committee selected the winner. “It is truly an honor to be recognized among this group of phenomenal educators,” Steinberg said. “I can’t imagine a profession that could be more satisfying or enjoyable. I

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High Heels in Left Field event scores another hit with ladies

Among the crowd seen here at High Heels in Left Field event are several members of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club. Pictured (l-r) are Enid Miguez, Clevelander’s Kellie Hensley, Debi Moore, Kate Swain, and Linda and John Hartwell. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

BY GLORIA BURNS

High Heels in Left Field, a monthly event at the Clevelander at Marlins Park benefiting the Marlins Foundation and other charities, is a guaranteed great time for ladies. Tickets include a drink, great food, entertainment, and game admission. With the added bonus of a ball game, the affair makes it a winner for the guys as well. In fact, at the last affair on June 12, several husbands tagged along and loved it. On that particular evening, the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club was treated to a ride to Marlins Park in a stretch limo courtesy of Giovanni Colosi, Ambassador Transportation Group. Riding in style was appreciated especially as it gave club members a chance to celebrate the birthdays of past president Linda Hartwell and New Member of the Year Debi Moore. Of course, it also made them feel like celebrities.

Guests at this affair, coordinated by the Clevelander’s Christina Ward, enjoyed makeovers by Lizz Wiegande of Mary Kay, and blow dry stylings by Blo Blow Dry Bar making everyone look fabulous. At Blo, 3301 NE First Ave. in Midtown, you can choose from the menu of seven styles and the cost is $35 for all hair types and lengths. What a deal! Even the lovely Fox Sports on air personality took advantage of Blo’s fabulous work. Kudos to Blo franchise partner, Sandirose Magder (The Mane Muchacha) and her staff of talented stylists, for adding to an overall great night out. As the evening came to a close, guests left with parting gifts of Mary Kay lip glosses and a pair of those great “end of the night and take those heels off” flats from FlatOut. Save July 31 for the next High Heels in Left Field event. To get on the invitation list, email <Rsvp@clevelander.com>.

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CELEBRATION, from page 1 “Because Coral Gables is home to our offices, the July Fourth celebration presents a great opportunity for HBO Latin America to get involved and show our continued support for the community and the city,” said Miguel Oliva, vice president of Public Relations and Corporate Affairs for HBO Latin America. “We are delighted to be able to participate in this event and to provide residents, our employees and their families with a spectacular venue to celebrate this holiday in.” This year’s celebration, free to the public, will begin at 5 p.m. and will include a special concert by the Greater Miami Symphonic Band at 7 p.m., concessions, patriotic mascots, and the fireworks show will begin promptly at 9 p.m. Additionally, Rhiannon Ally, co-anchor of CBS4 This Morning and CBS4 News at Noon will act as emcee at this year’s Independence Day celebration. “We had an extraordinary event last July

Fourth and we’re thrilled to be able to collaborate with the Biltmore Hotel and businesses to make this wonderful event happen again this year,” said Gables Mayor Jim Cason. “We are pleased to be co-hosting this special Independence Day Celebration with the City of Coral Gables,” said T. Gene Prescott, president of Seaway Hotels Corporation. “The Biltmore — a National Historic Landmark — provides a beautiful venue and surroundings for the fireworks display.” The city will offer free parking and continuous shuttle service throughout the evening to and from the Biltmore Hotel. Shuttle service begins at 5 p.m. from the following locations: • University of Miami: Ponce garage and BankUnited Center surface lot; • Coral Gables Youth Center: 405 University Dr., and • City Garage 4, 345 Andalusia Ave. For information about the event visit online at <www.coralgables.com/july4>. The last shuttle will depart for the fireworks at 8:30 p.m.

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get to watch my students grow and learn through their experiences in debate, speaking, and participating. My job is to pave their path, present them with appropriate challenges, and then stay out of the way. I treasure the relationships we build, and I consistently learn more from my students than I can possibly teach them.” Steinberg joined the university in 1990 and has been instrumental at the School of Communication in teaching students essential skills in argumentation and debate, public speaking, communication theory, persuasion, business, and political communication. These skills have helped them become successful in a wide range of professions. Beloved by students and alumni, he has influenced the lives of thousands of young people. Steinberg has been the University of Miami Debate director for 23 years, leading the team to numerous awards, including the Championship of Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha, National Debate Honorary, in 1996 and 2013. His debaters have been named to the All-American debate team 22 of the past 23 years. Steinberg also serves his profession through his work in national associations, and in 2006-07, he was president of the Cross Examination Debate Association, the professional organization which sponsors and represents intercollegiate policy debate teams in the United States. “When the Staubs initiated this award,

they did so with the belief that we in higher education don’t recognize often enough those who make a difference in the lives of young people through teaching,” said Gregory J. Shepherd, dean of the School of Communication. “It would be easy to conclude they had Dave Steinberg in mind while thinking that thought. “Dave has been making a difference in the lives of UM students for more than two decades. He is a wonderful classroom instructor, but also a gifted coach. I regularly encounter alumni who attribute their post-graduate success to Dave and what he taught them about research, careful preparation, argument, making a case for or against something, and working as part of a team. I couldn’t be happier, seeing him honored in this most deserved way,” Shepherd added. An expert in political debates, rhetoric, speeches, and political campaigns, Steinberg is a highly sought after source and was frequently requested for analysis of the 2012 Presidential and Vice Presidential debates. He has been quoted in a number of international and national publications, including the Washington Post, WIRED, and Reuters.com. He is coauthor of the leading debate textbook, Argumentation and Debate: Critical Thinking for Reasoned Decision Making, now in its 13th edition. Steinberg will receive $2,500 as part of the award, and his name will be displayed on a permanent plaque in the school’s reception lobby. Steinberg was honored during the school’s annual awards ceremony at the Robert and Judi Prokop Newman Alumni Center on May 10.


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Local fitness enthusiast spreads word about benefits of Pilates BY TALIA BARGIL

Local fitness enthusiast Christa Gurka is dedicated to improving the overall health and wellness of the Miami community, and she is doing so through the exercise known as Pilates. A Coconut Grove resident, Gurka, coowner of Pilates in the Grove (3316 Virginia St.) and Pilates on the Beach (712 W. 51 St.), has a contagious energy and passion for sharing the physical and mental health benefits of Pilates to people of all ages and fitness levels. While she has gained notoriety teaching the exercise to a number of Miami-based celebrities, including Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, WNBA player Ruth Riley, pro volleyball player Kelly Schumacher, and pro golfers Cristie Kerr and Natalie Gulbis, Gurka is committed to helping anyone and everyone live their best life. “Whether your training for a marathon, need to be limber to chase toddlers around the house or manage the stress of coaching in the NBA, Pilates can prepare anyone for optimal health and wellness, physically and mentally,” Gurka said. “Pilates offers numerous benefits, including increased flexibility and muscle strength, improved balance and respiratory capacity, weight loss, prevention and treatment of back pain, better overall body

Christa Gurka teaches Pilates to some of her clients.

awareness, and stress relief, to name a few.” An orthopedic physical therapist specializing in Pilates-based fitness, rehabilitation and injury prevention, Gurka has nearly two decades of experience training those of all ages and levels, and believes in offering her clients personal attention with expert and well-rounded instruction. “Along with my partners, Shana Kruger and Aliza Bixon, we take pride in knowing that our talented instructors hold advanced degrees and well-rounded backgrounds in physical therapy, occupational therapy, dance movement therapy and massage therapy,” Gurka said. “We also adhere to a low studentteacher ratio, and offer individual sessions and classes ranging from ‘Pilates for Athletes’ to ‘Pink Ribbon Certified Pilates,’ which is tailored to breast cancer survivors looking to regain full range of motion to those areas affected by breast cancer surgery.” Spreading her message about Pilates from the Grove to Miami Beach and beyond, Gurka is working to help people in the community feel and look their best. For more information, call Pilates in the Grove at 305-446-6899 or send email to <info@pliatesinthegrove.net>; Pilates on the Beach at 305-538-5300 or send email to <info@pilatesonthebeach.net>.


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SHAYLA DURANT

TARALEE BRITTON

Natalie Pacheco, an incoming senior at Coral Gables High, has more than 400 community service hours recorded, most because of her participation on the Gablettes and Co. Dance Team. “We perform at football games, we do performances for AIDS benefits, for middle schools and we do shows,” she said. “We also had a Gablettes review.” The dance team competes at regional and national events. In March, they took first place at the National Dance Alliance for the Medium Varsity Team Performance. “We also won other things too,” she said. “We won first place in junior varsity kick. We are ranked top five in the world in medium varsity team performance.” Pacheco was not a dancer before joining Gablettes. She saw them perform and fell in love with the idea of being just like the dancers. She tried out and is very happy she was picked for the team. While being on the dance team takes up much of her time, Pacheco’s also a member of Interact and the Support Our Sports Club. “It encourages kids to go to football games and soccer games,” she said. “I feel like the students at our school, our football teams and stuff, they need our support and they don’t get it.” In fact, at some football games the stands are fairly empty, she said. Pacheco also takes a music class. She is in the Women’s Ensemble, which recently went to a national competition in Virginia and was ranked superior. Although she wasn’t able to go on that trip because of a conflict with a Gablettes performance, she did perform with the group at the state competition, which qualified them for the nationals. In college, Pacheco plans to major in journalism. “I want to be a writer,” she said. “I want to be an author for children’s books and I want to be a fashion magazine editor.” She is considering applying to FSU, Alabama, and the University of Colorado at Boulder.

When incoming Coral Gables High senior Shayla Durant is not at school, she’s probably on a stage as an actress, singer and dancer. “I want to perform on Broadway when I get older,” she said. “I love musical theater. Acting lets you be another person on stage and gives you the freedom to be whatever character you want to be. There’s no shyness on stage.” She is working on her dream by taking musical theater and dance classes at the Mad Dancing Company at the Little Haiti Cultural Arts Center. “I started singing when I was 12,” she said. “I discovered it in the summer. I didn’t know I could do dancing, singing and acting. Until I went to the African Cultural Arts Center Summer Camp.” She was discovered at the camp by a choreographer and joined a dance company she switched around and has now settled with Mad Dancing Company. “We recently performed at a Heat game,” she said. “And we auditioned for America’s Got Talent. In the musical theater performance area, we do two per year.” At Gables, Durant is in the Cavalier Singers and Thespians. She is an original member of the Gables step team, Sisters With Attitude. Durant also is in Future Business Leaders of America. She competes in the Public Speaking category. In the summer, Durant volunteers at a basketball camp at Christopher Columbus High School, where her brothers and cousins attended. “I love basketball and I love kids,” she said. “I allocated the lunches and snacks. And I helped set up whatever equipment they need in the morning and then in the afternoon. They give me a group to watch over and take to different stations.” Now that college is looming, Durant is narrowing her application list. She’s considering Julliard, NYU, UCLA, New World School of the Arts and Florida State University. Her major will be musical theater.

The last few years have been hard for incoming Coral Gables High senior Taralee Britton. Her mother lost her job a couple of years ago and they lost their home. “It came out of nowhere. She went to work and she got laid off,” Britton said. “We were in another house that we had bought; they foreclosed it and then we were kicked out of the other house and it got harder and harder.” Britton said they had a difficult time finding a place to live. “We had nowhere to go for a while. I lived in a duplex,” she said. They even stayed in a home owned by one of her mom’s friends. Her living situation settled down when her uncle bought them a house. When her mother gets settled financially, they will pay him back. Despite almost being homeless, Britton managed to keep focused on her academics. She ended her junior year with all A’s and B’s. She said her grades her sophomore year were not as stellar as she had hoped, so she is proud she was able to get them back up. Britton is in culinary section of the Design Education and Hospitality Academy. Outside the academy she takes honors and gifted classes. Next year she will be working and going to school. There is a program that allows students to go to school in the morning and leave early in order to go to work. After graduation, she is thinking of going to culinary school so she can earn a living while attending college to become a psychologist. “Since the things I’ve gone through, I want to help others,” she said. “I want to help them mentally and give them advice.” She plans to take the ACT and SAT exams this month and has been studying hard in order to get good scores so she can apply to colleges such as Florida International University, University of Central Florida and Johnson and Wales for culinary arts.

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Coral Gables Rotary’s club year draws to a close Gloria Burns GLORIA’S GAB Coral Gables Rotary’s club year draws to a close with numerous events including a fifth Friday Social at UM’s Sports Hall of Fame on May 31 where guests enjoyed checking out all the sports memorabilia and partaking of a delicious spread prepared by Catering by Lovables. The very next week, Gables Rotary’s final Wine and Dine for Charity event took place on June 4 at the Westin Colonnade. Chefs Thomas Russo and Brian Harding provided a beautiful four-course dinner with wine pairings preceded by a champagne reception courtesy of Yolanda Woodbridge. The dinner closed with beautiful light dessert and lemoncello, made with a liquor and liquid nitrogen. This drink prepared by the chefs certainly made for an entertaining finale to this evening of fun and fellowship. With proceeds benefiting both the Coral Gables Rotary Foundation and Shake-A-Leg Miami, SAL’s H a r ry Horgan was on hand to thank the crowd and say a few words about the incredible programs the organization provides for our community. Among the many faces in the crowd were Coral Gables Rotary president Walter and Annette Alvarez, event chair Rodney and Blanca Langer, Chuck Whitcomb, Rick and Margarita Tonkinson, Elizabeth Silverman, Sally Baumgartner, Larry Goodman, Carol and Ron Rosenau, and Kathy Rosa. Yet another great affair at the Westin, Taste of the Gables, was held the following evening, June 5. Many of Gables’ best restaurants participated in this annual event coordinated by the Business Improvement District. From Fleming’s great steaks to Season 52’s fabulous mini desserts and

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Westin’s handcrafted ice cream made with liquid nitrogen, there was something for every palate. In other news, the Junior League of Miami Foundation’s 1926 Society with its more than 100 members held an elegant Morning Tea at the home of Sue Cesarano, former foundation board member. Orchestrated by Karelia Martinez Carbonell, immediate past president of the foundation, guests enjoyed a traditional tea service featuring Cesarano’s heirloom silver tea set with matching silverware and delicious heart scones and clotted cream served on fine bone china. This annual affair celebrates the foundation’s philanthropists and recognizes donors to the 1926 Society. This year, three individuals were honored as 2013 Life Members for their strong commitment to the Foundation and its mission. Peter Bermont, whose late wife Ronni was the inspiration for the creation of the foundation; Sandra Fairman, who also supports other league projects, and Andrea Heuson-Sharp, who also serves on the foundation board of directors. 2012 Life Member Jennifer Press presented Sandra and Andrea with beautiful silver medallions designed with the foundation logo and presented Peter with stunning silver cufflinks also designed with the logo. Finally, the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club was treated to a limo ride to Marlins Park on June 12 to participate in High Heels in Left Field event to benefit Dress for Success and the Marlins Foundation. The night also gave club members a chance to celebrate the birthdays of past president Linda Hartwell and New Member of the Year Debi Moore. Until next time, keep making each day count. If you want to submit information for this column, please send your news via email to <gloriagalburns@aol.com>.

Pictured (l-r) are Karelia Martinez Carbonell; immediate past chair of Junior League of Miami Foundation; Jennifer Press, 2012 Life Member; Michelle Ramirez-Patricios, Foundation president, and Peter Bermont, 2013 Life Member.

Pictured (l-r) Walter Alvarez, Gloria and John Burns, Chuck Whitcomb, Rodney Langer and Sally Baumgartner.

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First residents move into The Palace at Coral Gables BY PATRICIA MALDONADO

Harriett Dembrow always will have the distinction of being the very first resident to grace The Palace at Coral Gables. “I had been living alone in my home. The neighborhood where we had lived for 51 years had become more seasonal with fewer people around,” said Dembrow who moved from Coconut Grove. “I’ve never lived in the heart of a city or in a high-rise building. Looking out from the balcony is such a thrill. You see the city come to life in the morning and people going to work.” Dembrow moved into the elegant rental senior community at 1 Andalusia Ave. in early June. The Palace is one of the first of its kind in Florida. While many senior communities are on isolated campuses, The Palace takes advantage of a downtown address. “I consider myself very lucky,” Dembrow said. “Now I can walk the neighborhood and visit the shops just down the street.” The Palace was developed after city officials entered into a public-private partnership with The Palace Group, the awardwinning senior housing developer, owner and operator of senior communities in South Florida and Israel. The project includes a nine-story parking garage now open to the public. Dembrow choose The Palace to be closer to her family. She has three children and six grandchildren. However, her new two-

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Epiphany Catholic School works hard to keep its teaching style balanced BY CAROLINA WILSON

Epiphany Catholic School (ECS), 5557 SW 84 St., continues to blossom says Sister Margaret Fagan, who has served nine years as principal while teaching preschool through eighth grade students. Although the increasing wave of society’s technology can pose challenges to the education system, Fagan said ECS works hard to keep its teaching style balanced. Fagan said the school is excited to have implemented its new interactive curriculum. “For our sixth through eighth grades, the books are interactive. Our students have the opportunity not only to learn and practice during school time, but can also access their books online when they are home,” Fagan said. “The program includes tutorials for the students, so they can return home and listen to lessons taught in class 100 times over if they wish to.” Fagan believes that the interactive program also is beneficial in that it allows the students to feel more independent and responsible. “I have also seen the students grow. They feel more mature, not only because they are learning in school, but also because they have the responsibility at home, repeating lessons on their own time,” Fagan said. In the past, the preschool program at ECS included a part-day curriculum, one for 3year-olds and one for 4-year-olds. Recently, the 3-year-old program was eliminated and the 4-year-old program, “preschool-4,” incorporated a full-day schedule. Fagan believes this allows the 4-year-olds to be “full members of the school,” and allows the students to engage more in the classroom technology that the school has to offer. “The ‘preschool-4’ program allows every classroom to have an interactive, touchscreen ‘smart board.’ The students are able to see the world around them, brainstorming with the class, writing their own stories, and developing skills that a few years ago we weren’t able to touch when it was only a part-time program,” Fagan said. Although the growth of technology provides schools with innovative teaching tools, Fagan understands that its use comes with difficulties. “With technology, it is a challenge to try and impress upon the students that when they put something out on the social media, the world sees it and it’s permanent,” Fagan said. “With the social media, I have noticed that there is a lack of awareness of Internet permanency; it can be a danger.” ECS hopes to combat the cons of tech-

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nology use by instilling important spiritual characteristics in students. In addition to the already implemented peacemaker and anti-bullying programs, the school introduced a leadership elective for its seventh and eighth grade students this year. “Through the elective, students work with our counselor in role-playing. By presenting different scenarios to the younger grades, they are able to act out how people should treat one another,” Fagan said. “It has been a learning tool not only for the students actually enrolled in the leadership elective, but also for the younger students that the skits were presented to.” For the future, Fagan said the school will implement a critical-thinking teaching method, the “Common Course Standards” program. “The emphasis next year will be more intense on critical thinking — not just memorization, but application. We’ve started with this critical thinking implementation in student electives such as robotics, inspiring students to bring together creativity, math skills, and critical thinking,” Fagan said. Despite the inevitable challenges that all educators face, Fagan asserts that the desire to grow and progress is what has made ECS a great place to learn. “We’re not perfect, but we always try to make sure that today is better than yesterday and that tomorrow is better than today,” Fagan said. “Our school has a very supportive community.”


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Summer is time for fun but also time for safety BY CINDY MAGNOLE

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It’s that time of year again — school’s out, no more homework and children have lots of free time to have fun. But during summer, with the constant outdoor play — including water activities and, of course, the hot weather — parents should be extra cautious about the hazards to their children’s safety. Here are some important safety tips that can help keep your children out of danger, and out of the emergency room. WATER SAFETY • Never leave a child alone in the water or near the water — not even for a minute to answer the telephone or check the stove. • Children should swim only with adult supervision, even if they are good swimmers. • Floatation devices and inflatable

toys are just that — TOYS. They do not replace adult supervision in the swimming pool, a kiddie pool or a bathtub. It only takes seconds for a child to drown. • If you have a backyard pool or live on the water, you need to have layers of protection to protect your children. These include: window or door locks/alarms, self-latching pool fencing, a Shepherd’s Hook or rescue ring should be available, and have a telephone nearby. Post emergency numbers and your address by a telephone. • No diving into the water — always go in feet first to protect the head and neck. • Select swimming sites that have lifeguards available. Never swim in unguarded lakes or canals because there may be many dangers lurking just beneath the water’s surface. Unseen rip currents in the ocean take too many lives. • Learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Due to the time it may take for paramedics to arrive, CPR skills can make the difference between life and death. • If you see someone in trouble in the

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SUN PROTECTION • The sun is strongest between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., so try to keep your children out of direct sunlight during this time of day. • Apply sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher to all children over 6 months old and reapply it every two hours, or more if swimming. Use sunscreen even when you’re in the shade. • Children should drink plenty of fluids; they are susceptible to heat exhaustion and dehydration. BUG BITE SAFETY • Keep your children safe from bug bites by applying safe and effective insect repellents. Apply those with DEET, citronella and soybean oil to the outside of clothing and exposed skin. • Never apply the repellent directly to a child’s hands and face. Rub it into their necks and ears, staying away from their mouth and ears. • Dusk and dawn are the worst times for bugs, so stay indoors during these times or wear long-sleeved shirts and pants.


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Local entrepreneur launches line of ‘O.riginal’ supplies for school BY CAROLINA WILSON

June 17. “The website allows our cusLocal graphic designer Olga tomers, both new and old, to Martinez, along with her see the scope of our product mother Maria Martinez, has line and customize accordingwatched O.riginals: Design ly. On the site, people can see and Stationery, her boutique the individual products along gift and stationery studio, with the customization options flourish in South Florida. for each product. It’s very visuMartinez attended Our Lady al and intuitive.” Before the site launch, cusof Lourdes Academy High tomers would either place School near South Miami and orders at trunk shows or over in 2003 graduated summa cum the phone, and products could laude from the University of be picked up at the Martinez Miami with a Bachelor of home or delivered to the recipScience in Communications, ient’s address. double-majoring in Advertising “Before the website, we and Graphic Design. In 2005 relied heavily on trunk show she completed a Master of Arts marketing and social media in Communication Studies. networks, but this wasn’t Begun as a fun pastime, enough,” Martinez said. O.riginals specializes in Pictured are O.riginals: Design and Stationery customers with their personalized back-to-school merchandise. In addition to the new webdesigning and producing per–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– site, which will feature the personalized items for schoolaged children and teachers including Martinez said. “My friend then found her- resemble the recipient. By choosing the fect “o.riginal” supplies for this back-tonotepads, backpacks, pencil cases and self giving my contact information to oth- skin tone, hair color and style as well as school season, Martinez hopes the business ers who wanted similar gift stickers with school uniform or attire for the illustration, will expand to new areas. folders. Martinez is able to provide customers with “I would love to include more schools “O.riginals is a hobby turned business. custom illustrations of their little ones.” The illustration on each of the products customized, one-of-a-kind products. Several years ago, a friend asked me to and, overall, to see the products in the “I never imagined the appeal would be hands of a more diverse market,” Martinez illustrate her kids on gift stickers,” Olga is personally designed by Martinez to what it is. Sometimes I stop to think about said. “We are always thinking of new ideas how amazing it is that I’m drawing illustra- and products to keep the line current.” tions and making products for people I’ve Martinez believes that at the heart of never met,” Martinez said. the company is the originality of its prodThe brand initially took off when ucts, which is appreciated by each cusMartinez participated in a trunk show to tomer. benefit La Liga Contra el Cancer on Oct. “Like the company name implies, each 8, 2009. customer receives an ‘O.riginal’ product “I was humbled and amazed by made exclusively for him or her,” Martinez strangers’ reactions to my illustrations. said. “The custom illustration, coupled People kept saying, ‘This is so cute, so with the personalization, makes each prodoriginal,’ which was not only flattering but uct unique. This is what our customers also affirmed I had aptly named the compa- love.” Visit O.riginals’ website at <http://originy,” Martinez said. nalsds.com> to start the new school year Martinez is thrilled to share the studio’s new website which launched on Monday, with customized and trendy merchandise.


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Dr. Omar Monteagudo, School for Advanced Studies principal, and Dr. Jeanne Jacobs, president of Miami Dade College Homestead Campus, welcomed Miami-Dade School Board member Dr. Lawrence Feldman to their campus on Monday, May 20. School for Advanced Studies (SAS) is celebrating a 25-year partnership this year between Miami Dade College and the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and SAS recently was named by Newsweek as the “Sixth Best High School in America” in the magazine’s 2013 rankings. Dr. Feldman visited SAS classes and answered questions from the students. He also had his own questions for the SAS students. Dr. Feldman wanted to know what motivates a high school student to take on

the challenge of SAS. SAS students are able to finish their last two years of high school while they simultaneously complete the first two years of college (all for free). The school is known for academic excellence and a rigorous curriculum that requires a lot of hard work and dedication. The school attracts academically talented students who are not intimidated by such a challenge. Ninety percent of the SAS Class of 2013 received an Associate in Arts degree from Miami Dade College a month before their high school graduation and most of the graduating class was accepted at top tier universities all around the United States. Visit the SAS website at <www.sas.dadeschools.net> to learn more about application meetings that will be held in the fall for the SAS Class of 2016 (current 10th graders).

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Gulliver’s Eco-Cooker team wins Spirit of Innovation Challenge BY DONNA VAN DER DIJS

Gulliver Preparatory School’s engineering team has been selected as one of four national 2013 Conrad Foundation Spirit of Innovation Challenge winners. Each winning team received an innovation grant of $10,000 to continue product development and a one-year affiliate membership to Sigma Xi, the scientific research society. Gulliver’s engineering team won in the challenge’s Energy and Environment category with its Eco-Cooker. The project was inspired by Garandia, a poor village outside

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Over seven months, students use science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills along with creativity, collaboration and entrepreneurship to develop innovative products and services in one of four categories: Aerospace and Aviation, Cybertechnology and Security, Energy and Environment or Health and Nutrition. This year, 20 finalist teams were selected from a pool of more than 230 entries from 44 countries and throughout the United States. The finalists attended the 2013 Innovation Summit at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, located in Houston, TX, April 10-13. Two Gulliver teams were among the finalists: the winning Eco-Cooker team and a biomedical team, MedEasy, which advanced in the Health and Nutrition category with the Pill-Minder, an automatic pill dispenser with an alarm system

designed to remind people to take their medicine on time and at the right dosage. Claude Charron, coach of the 2013 EcoCooker team and 2012 Team Gulliver International, was named Nancy Conrad Teacher of the Year at the Innovation Summit. He received the honor for excellence in education and for being an outstanding advocate for the program. Charron is Gulliver Prep’s Engineering and Biomedical Sciences Department chair. In addition to a cash award, Gulliver will display, for one year, a custom-designed bronze trophy by sculptor Erik Lindbergh, grandson of famous aviator Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh. For more information about Gulliver Schools visit <www.gulliverschools.org>. For more information about the Conrad Foundation, visit online at <www.conradawards.org>.


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Ygrene Energy Fund Florida, the leading provider of property assessed clean energy (PACE) programs for local governments in Florida, recently announced it has funded the first PACE projects in the state. This is a major milestone for Florida and signifies a new era of property improvement and job creation opportunities for cities and counties across the state. The Ygrene program provides residential and commercial property owners with access to low-cost, low-risk capital to implement building upgrades, including hurricane protection, energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Whereas traditional retrofits can burden property owners with high upfront costs and financial risks, Ygrene’s PACE-financed upgrades are nonrecourse financing repaid via annual property assessments over a 20-year term. In Miami, the Ygrene program has funded its first hurricane resiliency project on a commercial property owned by urban development company Barlington Group, which worked with New Holland PACE Consulting Inc. on the project. A second project is approved and underway. Both properties will receive hurricane resiliency upgrades — including impact-resistant and energy efficient storefronts, windows, and doors — expected to reduce the building owners’ hurricane insurance and energy costs while simultaneously improving the value of each property. These projects total more than $210,000, part of Ygrene’s growing pipeline of over $40 million in PACE-related projects in the region. “Ygrene’s comprehensive PACE program offered us the unique opportunity to enhance our properties without diverting resources away from core operations,” said Martin Pinilla, founder of Barlington Group. “We’ve been consistently impressed with Ygrene’s Florida team, including their work to connect us with nearby contractors to ensure our upgrades are not only being completed by trained professionals, but also creating local jobs in the process.” “This is a breakthrough event for the state of Florida and the nation — one that demonstrates the path toward economic revitalization and reduced energy consump-

tion,” said Stacey Lawson, CEO of Ygrene. “Florida governments and property owners will see immediate and lasting results through the PACE program, and Ygrene is the first administrator in the state to demonstrate the viability of this model.” Ygrene has multiple programs under development across Florida. The company’s first Southeast Florida program, Clean Energy Green Corridor, is a partnership with the cities of Miami, Coral Gables, Cutler Bay, Miami Shores, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest and South Miami. For the Green Corridor program, Ygrene already has trained and certified more than 200 local contractors to administer upgrades and provide job opportunities throughout the region. For more information, visit online at <CleanEnergyGreenCorridor.com>. Additional municipalities are evaluating Ygrene’s PACE programs. Three more cities in Miami-Dade County now have partnered with Ygrene to begin establishing two new PACE districts, and most recently, Leon and Lee counties ranked Ygrene as the No. 1 firm in each county’s competitive process to select a PACE program administrator. “With all the promises of PACE over the past few years, it’s exciting to see the first projects come to life,” said Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado. “The PACE program has the potential to address three critical needs in our state: hurricane protection, job creation and rising energy costs. The doors are finally opening on this huge opportunity, and I commend Ygrene and the cities involved in this endeavor for their commitment and vision to enact meaningful change in our communities.” Ygrene Energy Fund is the leading developer and administrator of clean energy financing programs throughout the United States. Ygrene’s fully funded Clean Energy Programs provide privately funded and immediately accessible financing for wind hardening, renewable and energy efficiency upgrades to both residential and commercial property owners at no upfront costs. During the next five years, Ygrene’s Clean Energy Districts are projected to create tens of thousands of local jobs and invest hundreds of millions into local economies. Learn more at ygrene.us.

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UM 2013 Champ of AAF National UM Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Student Advertising Competition Dolphin Tournament, June 28-29

BY LEE STEPHENS

For 40 years corporate sponsors have turned to the collegiate members of the American Advertising Federation for fresh ideas and insight on today’s consumers. Through the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC), the premier student advertising competition in the nation, students from across the country have been challenged to think critically and develop high-level integrated marketing campaigns for some of the country’s most recognizable brands. The American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) University of Miami college chapter has been selected once again as the national champion in the 2013 NSAC. Glidden, the 2013 NSAC sponsor, challenged AAF college chapter members to develop an integrated and multi-platform marketing effort for three different customer segments — DIY renters, current Walmart paint shoppers and DIYers who shop Walmart Home products but do not currently purchase paint. University of Miami was one of 18 teams to advance to the finals in Phoenix

and present their campaign to Glidden’s senior marketing executives: Rob Horton, marketing director, PPG Architectural Coatings; Nestor Hernandez, director, Walmart North America, PPG Architectural Coatings, and Jennifer Ginnetti, Glidden brand manager, PPG Architectural Coatings. “The quality and depth of work that all the students demonstrated both at Nationals and across all 144 participating schools speaks volumes for the talent, creativity and energy that the future generation of marketers possess,” said Eric Stasiowski, director of communications for PPG Architectural Coatings, parent company of NSAC national sponsor Glidden paint. “What we saw were well-thought-out plans backed by insight and strategic thought which ultimately yielded some very real implementable ideas,” he added. University of Miami also was awarded a $1,000 grant from Ad-ology for best use of market research. For more information on NSAC, visit <www.aaf.org/nsac> or contact Education Services at <education@aaf.org> or call 1202-898-0089.

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no better place to be in Florida than the Keys in June to support important causes.” Hurricanes sports fans can register now Ray Lewis added: “The University of for the third annual University of Miami Miami Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Sports Hall of Fame (UMSHoF) Celebrity Dolphin Tournament is a great opportuniDolphin Tournament, which will take place ty for Hurricanes fans and former stuJune 28-29 at the Postcard Inn at Holiday dent-athletes. I look forward to a weekIsle in Islamorada. end of fun, rewarding Ray Lewis, a former activities that are “The University of Miami Hurricanes linebacker planned for this and two-time Super year’s tournament.” S p o rt s H a l l o f F a m e C e l e b r i t y Bowl winner with the Former Hurricanes Baltimore Ravens, will sports stars slated to D o l p h i n To u rn a m e n t i s a host this year’s activiparticipate include ties, which include a NFL Hall of Fame g re a t o p p o rt u n i t y f o r captain’s meeting, full Inductee and 2012 day of fishing, awards Tournament Host H u rr i c a n e s f a n s a n d f o rm e r dinner plus live and Warren Sapp (Tampa silent auctions involvBay Buccaneers and student-athletes. I look ing sports memorabilia Oakland Raiders), as well as a variety of NFL Hall of Fame f o r w a rd t o a w e e k e n d o f f u n , member gift packages. Cash Ted prizes and trophies will Hendricks (Baltimore r e w a rd i n g a c t i v i t i e s t h a t a re be awarded to anglers Colts, Green Bay in eight categories. Packers, Oakland and p l a n n e d f o r t h i s y e a r’ s A portion of the tourLos Angeles Raiders), nament proceeds will NFL Hall of Fame t o u rn a m e n t . ” go to The Buoniconti member Jim Kelly Fund to Cure Paralysis, (Buffalo Bills), Brett — Ray Lewis R o m b e r g Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys and (Jacksonville Jaguars, the UMSHoF. St. Louis Rams and “A record number of well-known former Atlanta Falcons), Gary Dunn (Pittsburgh Hurricanes will participate this year,” said Steelers), Damione Lewis (St. Louis Rams, K.C. Jones, president-elect of the Carolina Panthers, New England Patriots UMSHoF, a 2008 hall inductee, two-time and Houston Texans), and Randal Hill Super Bowl winner with the Denver (Miami Dolphins, Arizona Cardinals and Broncos and founder of the tournament. New Orleans Saints). “Along with this, we’ve seen an increase For information about tournament parin inquiries from fans who want to fish, ticipation, including boat entry or sponsornetwork and simply have fun with other ship opportunities, visit online at supporters of the ‘U.’ We expect the tour- <www.canesfish.com>, send an email to nament to have 500 participants and 100 <info@canesfish.com> or contact K.C. boats in what is only its third year. There is Jones directly at 305-925-3660.

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Miami Children’s Hospital launches free interactive smartphone app BY JENNIFER CAMINAS

Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) is the first hospital in the country to launch a smartphone app for Apple iOS devices that uses Wi-Fi triangulation technology to offer patients the convenience of an on-campus indoor GPS-like way-finding system, along with other service enhancements. Through the Fit4KidsCare app, families now can connect to MCH’s interactive way-finding campus maps, purchase items from the MCH gift shop, order room service and much more. The app originally was launched in 2010, initially providing families with ER and Urgent Care wait times, directions to the main hospital and its nine outpatient center locations as well as physician directories. In 2013, the hospital updated its app using mobile-software company Meridian’s software development kits for navigation and indoor positioning. Additionally, the hospital also used Cisco’s 802.11n Wi-Fi network and the Mobility Services Engine for computing location information in real time from hundreds of Wi-Fi access points, exposing them centrally to third party software platforms like Meridian. “Miami Children’s Hospital is committed to optimizing the patient and family

experience,” said Ed Martinez, chief information officer. “The new app is one of many tools for supporting families in navigating the campus. It supplements a colorful, child-friendly interior way-finding system that uses colors and animal images as visual cues as well as staff commitment to proactive way-finding support. “In our increasingly technically connected world, the new app adds a new dimension to the process,” he said. Once downloaded, the app’s new, indoor, way-finding feature provides smartphone users with an internal view of the main hospital’s layout. Using indoor positioning, it locates the users on the smart phone and provides step-by-step directions to any desired location within the hospital, similar to a GPS guidance system. The technology is an enhancement to MCH’s dedication to excellence in customer service. The application offers inpatients and their families the ability to order room service from the hospital cafeteria and order gift shop items straight from a mobile device. Families and friends also can send gifts or cards to patients admitted to the hospital by downloading the app. To download the app, visit the iTunes app store from your mobile device and search for Fit4KidsCare. For more information on the Fit4KidsCare app visit online at <www.mch.com/Fit4Kids>.

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SPINNING HAS ARRIVED Reserve your bike today to Spin with the best Spinning® Instructors in Miami.

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A Spinning® workout is an excellent and fun way to burn calories, eliminate stress, and improve cardiovascular fitness. The Spinning® bike will also measure your performance, which assists with motivation to reach your fitness goals. Some of the benefits of a Spinning® workout include: • Reduces Body Fat • Improves Cardiovascular Health • Non Impact • • Tones and Conditions Lower Body • Relieves Stress •

The Village of Pinecrest Parks and Recreation Department now features official SPINNING® classes at the Pinecrest Community Center. The SPINNING® program, which has brought health and fitness to millions worldwide since its inception in 1987, brings expert coaching, inspirational music and a supportive environment to group exercise.


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FNBSM serves the community with stability and originality BY CAROLINA WILSON

Residing on the same familiar corner since 1952, First National Bank of South Miami (FNBSM) continues serving the community of South Miami with stability and originality. Executive vice president Veronica Flores believes that this consistency makes the bank unique. “We’ve had the same ownership and have been in the same corner [5750 Sunset Dr.] for 60 years. In terms of banking that’s quite unusual, especially in South Florida,” Flores said. The bank’s consistent location and ownership parallels its desire to provide consistent service. Flores shares that FNBSM is not merely a “transactional bank.” “We do not just want to do one transaction for you. We want to do your loans, your deposit accounts, your children’s loans, and your youth savings accounts,” Flores said. FNBSM prides itself in sustaining generations of customers. Flores said that some of the bank’s clients have banked there since the 1950s. Additionally, although the bank is one of the first community banks of South Florida, it seeks to fight the reputation of being simply old-fashioned. “We have had the reputation of just being

your father’s and grandfather’s bank and of not knowing much about technology,” Flores said. “But we are the first community bank here to have a YouTube channel.” Additionally, Flores shares that the bank has all “the bells and whistles” of high-tech service including mobile banking as well as an iPhone and Android app. “One of the things that we are coming up with this summer is the ability to take a picture of your deposit with your phone and send it in,” Flores said. “We are also launching bank-to-bank transfers soon.” Another unique aspect of FNBSM is the bank’s desire to encourage and support the personalities of its employees. “We encourage and embrace for all of our officers to have their personalities show through their work. Most banks work in a more corporate environment, where you have to be very sterile and scripted,” Flores said. “Here, we give our officers a lot more autonomy. If you go into any of our officer’s

work areas, you’ll see their interests shine through, whether that be pictures of horses or a collection of clocks.” In addition to personable employees, FNBSM has an involved history of commitment to the South Miami community. “We were the first bank to have a registered art gallery within the bank. We don’t charge any fees,” Flores said. “The first Friday of every month we feature different local artists, giving them an opportunity to show their work in a beautiful setting.” FNBSM is so devoted to the community that last year the bank gave as much in donations and sponsorships as they made in net profit for the bank. “We gave about $125,000 last year, whether it be to local businesses, Fellowship House, South Miami Hospital or the University of Miami,” Flores said. “No one else does it, but it’s the right thing to do.” ––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pictured in front of the bank in its South Miami location are (l-r) president and director Drew Dammeier, executive vice president Veronica Flores and board chair Bruce MacArthur.


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ARE YOU READY FOR HURRICANE SEASON? Batteries Plus® Offers Tips for Staying Powered Up and Connected in the Eye of the Storm

Carlos Quinones

With hurricane season approaching (June through November), residents of South Florida should be prepared for widespread power outages and potential property damage. Batteries

Plus Bulbs, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing battery and light bulb franchise, encourages consumers to take action now by stocking up on essential preparation and safety items. . “One of the most important things when preparing for a storm is stocking-up on a variety of products in bulk that will maximize the battery life of items like flashlights, cell phones, tablets and laptops,” said Carlos Quinones, owner of the Batteries Plus Bulbs in Miami, Fla. “In addition, charging stations and Power Banks, or rechargeable battery packs, are critical items to have in order to maintain communication lines as long as possible so you can stay informed on breaking storm announcements.” In preparation of the impending hurricane season, Batteries Plus Bulbs recommends stocking up on the following items. • Power Inverters –Power inverters

allow you to use a car’s battery to run a variety of electronic devices, including phones, laptops, cameras and other appliances. • Flashlights – As a general rule of thumb, have one flashlight per person in your household. • Backup Chargers for Mobile Devices – External, portable battery packs, including one solar-charged and one extended-capacity battery, can help keep a smartphone juiced up longer than its normal battery life. • Alkaline Batteries – Stock up on two to three sets of backup batteries, including AA, AAA, C, D, 9 volt, and 6 volt, for every device that requires a charge. • Generator Starting Battery – The battery for your home or business generator has been in storage and needs to be checked. Bring in your generator and other batteries to Batteries Plus for free testing. • Emergency Lighting and Exit

Signs – Make sure these are in working order and replace batteries regularly. • Solar charger for car, boat, mobility and more – This will help you recharge when the power is out. • Spare batteries – Consider spare batteries for laptops, mobility and certainly medical devices. • Radios – A battery-powered, twoway or hand-crank radio, plus a NOAA weather radio with tone alert to stay informed about weather and evacuation announcements. Other essentials –Stock up on water, non-perishable, easy-to-prepare foods such as canned goods and food that do not require refrigeration, cooking, water or special preparation. Batteries Plus is located at 6400 S. Dixie Highway (between Sunset Drive and 80th Street), phone: 305-661-4567. You can also visit www.BatteriesPlus.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


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Restaurant Week

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3-Course Lunch $18 | 3-Course Dinner $30 Menu extended thru July 7 Switching it up, we're featuring lunch selections such as Lentil Soup, Bruschetta del Dia, Ravioli di Funghi, Cantimpalo Beef Burger and Tilapia Piccatta, with dinner items ranging from Scottish Salmon, Char-Grilled Sirloin, Coq au Biere, Seafood Rissotto and more. There's always room for dessert, so finish off either meal with indulgences such as Belgian Chocolate ice cream, Red Velvet Cake or Raspberry White Chocolate Bread Pudding.

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FLORIDA PARADISE PROPERTIES LISTINGS

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16822 SW 86 AVENUE Very Nice 3 BD/2 BA , Palmetto Bay Family Home on a lush lot with mature oak and mango trees. Updated Kitchen, Bathroom and Tile Floors. Master Bedroom, Kitchen and Living Room with views of large screened in pool. 2 car garage. Also available for lease. Virtual Tour www.obeo.com/736797

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29430 SW 172 Avenue - Meticulously maintained Redland Ranch Estate. 3 bedroom/3 bathroom home on 1+ acre, remodeled with large bedrooms, walk in closets, screened-in pool and spa, fenced and gated with large mature oaks, citrus trees and a dog kennel. Virtual Tour: www.obeo.com/760708

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Gulliver LEARN TO SWIM TODAY! GULLIVER SWIM SCHOOL The Gulliver Swim School, a licensed SwimAmerica site, introduces a state-of-the-art learn-to-swim program brought to you by Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foremost experts on swimming, the American Swimming Coaches Association. The program promotes the importance of learn-to-swim and water safety, while also helping children master the skills to become proficient swimmers for a lifetime. What we have learned by guiding experienced swimmers to olympic medals and world records, we utilize in our swim school curriculum to teach beginning and entry-level swimmers how to enjoy swimming with the best techniques in the world. GULLIVER SWIM SCHOOL Academy Campus 12595 Red Road Coral Gables, FL 33156

Using the station method of advancement, we teach children to swim quickly and efficiently. Our effective and logical teaching progression builds strong swimming by introducing new skills while constantly reviewing those previously mastered. This simple, effective method

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Miami Dolphins, Rebuilding Together Russian singing/dancing troupe join to rehab home of woman, 101 to perform in Gables, July 19 BY LEE STEPHENS

Miami Dolphins volunteers and players including Brandon Fields, Nolan Carroll II and Nate Garner teamed with the 758th Engineer Company, U.S. Army to paint and landscape the home of 101-year-old West Perrine homeowner Ruby Grant on June 7. Volunteer Diane Philbin, wife of Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin, and their two children Tim, 17, and Colleen, 12, are believers in giving back to the community. The Miami Dolphin Foundation contributed $5,000 to make the critical repairs on the Grant home. The 758th Engineer Company is completing the repairs which include a wheelchair ramp, ADA bathroom improvements, electrical repairs, flooring repairs, window repairs, new interior doors, interior and exterior painting and landscaping. To top it all off the Miami Katie and Brandon Fields help paint the home of Ruby Grant, 101. Dolphins Foundation generously Brandon is a punter for the Miami Dolphins. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– provided Ms. Grant with much needed kitchen appliances such as a Dade County Inc. as well as president of the Perrine Senior Citizen Center. refrigerator, stove and a microwave. Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade “I know that it will feel like a brand chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundanew house,” Grant said. “I can’t believe that all of this is happening. I feel loved tion that preserves homeownership and revitalizes neighborhoods by providing today. Thank you all.” Grant, 101, raised three boys in her free of charge rehabilitation services to home of 63 years. She has been an active the elderly, veterans, disabled and low member of her community, serving on income homeowners. For more informavarious committees such as the Perrine tion, visit <www.rebuildingtogethermiaCommunity Action Agency, Seniors of mi.org>.

Golden Gates/Moscow Nights musical troupe

BY CASSANDRA NEWBY

The captivating Golden Gates/Moscow Nights musical troupe from St. Petersburg, Russia will present a magical family show featuring Russian songs, lilting balalaika and accordion instrumentals, folk stories, dances, and comedy routines on Friday, July 19, 7 p.m., at First United Methodist Church of South Miami. Wearing colorful traditional costumes, the performers will thrill you with their musical virtuosity and soaring gymnastic footwork. The performance is free, but voluntary donations to support Russian children will be accepted.

Audience participation is part of the show, so this may be your chance to see a balalaika up close, and get some pointers on those fantastic leaps performed in Russian dance. Golden Gates performers (ages 10 through 18) are drawn from students at St. Petersburg’s Author’s Aesthetic Music Secondary School, and are led by Vitaliy Bezrodnov. See more of the troupe at <www.RussianFolk.com>. The church is located at 6565 Red Rd. in Coral Gables (on the corner of Red Road and Ponce de Leon Boulevard.) The acoustically perfect sanctuary seats 600, so bring all your friends and family. For more information, call 305-667-7508 or visit the Concerts/Cultural link at www.firstumcsouthmiami.org.


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Warriors Baseball Camp Formally

Five Star Baseball Camp “W here fun & baseball are one in the same”

at Westminster Christian School Baseball Complex

June 24 - 28 • July 22 - 26 Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm (Full Day is available thru Camp Westminster) Ages 5-13 CAMP DIRECTORS:

Jorge Fabregas 9 year major league career,World Series Champion University of Miami Baseball Hall of Famer

Emil Castellanos - Head Coach Westminster Christian High School

For more information, Please call

305-233-2030 ext. 1299 E-mail: FiveStarBaseballCamp@yahoo.com

Visit our website and register online: www.wcsmiami.org or www.fivestarbaseballcamp.com

Westminster Christian School is located in Palmetto Bay 6855 SW 152 St.


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Celebrate Splashtacular summer New America’s Best optical of thrills at Miami Seaquarium store now in Southland Mall BY MARITZA ARCEO-LOPEZ

The Miami Seaquarium unveils its new show, “Sky Riders,” as part of the park’s Splashtacular Summer of “Thrills and Chills.” The show continues through Aug. 18. Miami Seaquarium will thrill guests with its new summer show “Sky Riders” featuring daring motorcycle high wire and acrobatic stunts. The show starts with an inclined motorcycle high wire act, 40 feet off the ground. Acrobats run the motorcycle up and down the incline wires they perform stunts atop the motorcycle while balancing it on the cable. The show then switches gears to fun and laughs with “Tony and his Comedy Trampoline.” The exciting finale of the show features the heart-stopping feats in the Motorcycle Globe of Death, which takes place inside a 14-foot diameter steel mesh cage where two motorcycles crisscross and loop around each other at high-speed. After enjoying the exhilarating performance, guests can experience the park’s fun

and cool alternatives to beat the heat. Cool off with a 55-degree splash from Lolita at the Killer Whale Show. Get a blast from the water cannons at Salty’s Pirate Playground. Slide down an inflatable water slide or get refreshed in a “Play and Spray” misting station. “South Florida is a very popular summer vacation destination,” said Andrew Hertz, general manager at Miami Seaquarium. “The park’s new summer show brings thrills and daring elements along with comedic acrobats that are sure to make a big splash and bring added fun to Miami Seaquarium guests this summer season.” Miami Seaquarium, South Florida’s most popular tourist attraction, is a familyoriented marine-life park open to the public 365 days a year. The park provides visitors with a greater understanding and appreciation for marine life through shows, presentations and marine-life exhibits. General admission to Miami Seaquarium is $39.95 and $29.95 for children (ages 39). More information on Miami Seaquarium is available at <www.miamiseaquarium.com>.

BY MONICA WHEELOCK

Quality eye wear at reasonable prices now is available to South Miami-Dade residents with the grand opening of the 11th area America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses at Southland Mall in Cutler Bay. America’s Best is the nation’s fastest growing optical retailer with over 360 stores nationwide. It offers a full range of optical goods including eyeglasses, contact lenses and a selection of more than 1,500 frames. Customers can get two complete pairs of glasses — with single vision plastic lenses — from only $69.95, including a free eye exam (offered by N. L. Elgut, MD, and Associates LLC). There are over 400 frames included in this offer. For people who want designer frames, various brands are available, all at affordable pricing, including Ray-Ban, DKNY, Bebe, Sean John, Argyle Culture and more. Contact lens wearers may opt for an EyeCare Club membership for $99, which includes contact lens exams (offered by N.

L. Elgut, MD, and Associates LLC) for three years — up to two per year — and contacts for as low as $12.49. “We are very excited to expand more into the Miami area. We carefully selected this vibrant location to make quality eye wear at low prices accessible for area residents,” said Reade Fahs, CEO of America’s Best. “We look forward to serving our new customers and becoming an integral part of the community.” N. L. Elgut, MD, and Associates LLC offers eye exams which include full medical and ocular history, glaucoma screening, visual acuity measurement, peripheral vision screening, depth perception and color vision screening, objective and subjective refraction, Internal and external eye health evaluation and prescription evaluation. The store is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit the America’s Best website at <www.americasbest.com>.


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Ultimate Miami Drag Queen competition slated July 13 BY SANDRA RODRIGUEZ

Ultimate Miami LLC, creator of Miami’s talent competitions showcasing local rising stars in the fields of mixology, entertainment and culinary arts, will feature finalists competing for a cash prize of $5,000 and the title of “Ultimate Miami Drag Queen” on Saturday, July 13, 9 p.m., from Stage 305 at Magic City Casino. Celebrities Perez Hilton, Chad Michaels and Thelma Houston will headline the evening’s entertainment. “We’re thrilled to host this saucy event featuring South Florida’s most flamboyant divas,” said Scott Savin, chief operating officer of Magic City C a s i n o . “Having Perez Hilton, Chad Michaels and T h e l m a Houston star as part of the show will certainly make this raucous event even Perez Hilton ––––––––––––––––––– more memorable. It’s going to be quite the evening!” Miami-native celebrity gossip blogger and TV personality Perez Hilton will lend his unique hand to the signature event by serving as the celebrity judge. Hilton’s blog, perezhilton.com, blends star gossip with his own entertaining and sometimes controversial take on celebrity happenings. In 2012, Hilton made a guest appearance on the hit show Glee. The panel of judges will be completed by Where Magazine South Florida editor Aurora Rodriguez and radio personality M a n n y Muñoz, cohost of South Florida’s First News on News Talk WIOD 610AM/100.3. T h e evening’s entertainment will include a performance by drag entertainer Chad Thelma Houston M i c h a e ls. –––––––––––––––––––

Originally a Cher impersonator, Michaels b e c a m e famous as the runner up on the fourth season of R u P a u l ’s Drag Race and as the winner of RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Chad Michaels R a c e . ––––––––––––––––––– Michaels will be accompanied by Grammy-Award winning R&B artist, Thelma Houston, whose best-known song is Don’t Leave Me This Way. She has recently made appearances on American Idol and America’s Got Talent. Stage 305 at Magic City Casino is proud to showcase the following entertainment: • Aug. 3, 8 p.m., Freestyle artists Stevie B and Debbie Deb, free; • Aug. 17, 9 p.m., Comedian Gabriel Iglesias; • Aug. 31, 8:30 p.m., ’80s artists Wang Chung, free; • Oct. 18, 9 p.m., Comedian Carlos Mencia, and • Jan. 18, 9 p.m., Comedian Jo Koy. Magic City Casino also will host the first annual Magic City Casino Classic Rock Festival on Dec. 6-8. The current lineup of bands scheduled to perform includes 38 Special, Bachman & Turner, Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Foghat, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, Kansas, Lovin’ Spoonful and Orleans. Tickets now are available for the Ultimate Miami Drag Queen show on July 13 and Gabriel Iglesias on Aug. 17. Tickets for the Ultimate Miami Drag Queen competition are available at < w w w. t h e u l t i m a t e m i a m i . c o m > , <www.magiccitycasino.com> or by calling 305-460-6579. Entry is $40 and includes a drink and free hors d’oeuvres within the first hour. To purchase tickets for the Gabriel Iglesias show, visit <www.magiccitycasino.com>. Magic City Casino, located at 450 NW 37 Ave. in Miami, offers free self parking with valet parking available as well.

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AHCA/NCAL honors Kelly Rice-Schild with National Patient Advocacy Award

Kelley RiceSchild receives the Joe Warner Patient Advocacy Award from U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia.

BY LEE STEPHENS

The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) recently named local businesswoman Kelley Rice-Schild as a recipient of the Joe Warner Patient Advocacy Award at its 2013 Congressional Briefing event in Washington, DC. The Joe Warner award honors AHCA/NCAL members who have worked diligently to educate members of Congress about the needs of longterm care patients and residents, and who have worked to advance quality care in the long term and post-acute care community. Kelley Rice-Schild is executive director of Floridean Healthcare, which operates the oldest nursing home (The Floridean) in Miami. She also is owner/partner in Partner Care Pharmacy in South Florida. RiceSchild comes from a background of longterm care, growing up in the familyowned facility that was established by her grandparents. She began working in Floridean’s activities department at the age of 18, and today continues the tradition of excellent service, leadership and responsibility to the community. Her grandfather, Jack Rice, also founded Florida Health Care Association (FHCA), the state’s first and largest advocacy organization for longterm care providers. Rice-Schild is a past FHCA president and has received numerous awards for her service to the longterm care profession, including FHCA’s highest honor, the Walter M. Johnson Circle of Excellence Award, as well as Nursing Home Administratorof the Year and the Arthur H. Harris Government Services Award.

Throughout her 20-plus years of service to longterm care, Rice-Schild has been a long-standing advocate for providers and the residents under their care. She has helped to educate numerous federal and state legislators about the profession, making regular trips to Washington, DC and Tallahassee to testify before members of Congress and the Florida Legislature on key longterm care issues. She also has hosted numerous facility tours, press conferences, petition signings and other events that promote the important link between adequate funding and high-quality care. She is a member of the American College of Health Care Administrators and the American Society on Aging and is actively involved in the American Health Care Association, serving as chair of the Independent Owners Committee and past chair of the Political Involvement Committee. Kelley Rice-Schildcurrently resides in Coral Gables and is married with three children. “Kelley is a champion for residents and families all across the state of Florida, as well as the United States,” said State Sen. René Garcia, RMiami. “She has a strong passion and commitment to quality healthcare and services and is most deserving of this award.” Named for the late Joe Warner, the annual award recognizes advocates who possess the same compassion for, and commitment to, the nation’s frail, elderly, and disabled that exemplified the work of former president and CEO of Illinois-based Heritage Enterprises, Joe Warner. Kelley Rice-Schild is one of four recipients of the 2013 Joe Warner Patient Advocacy Award. For more information, visit <www.ahca.org> or <www.ncal.org>.


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FIU Center for Leadership’s board selects Manuel Gonzalez as chair BY LAURA ACKER

Board Services Committee, and the Harvard Club of Miami, where he is on the Manuel Gonzalez, president of MGM Schools Committee. Gonzalez obtained his Consulting, has been elected as chair of the undergraduate degree from Cornell Board of Advisors of the Center for University and his graduate degree from Leadership at FIU. Harvard University. Among his many responsibilities as Founded in 2005, the Center for chair, Gonzalez will use his business Leadership recently received national expertise to extend the recognition from center’s reach locally, Leadership Excellence regionally, and internamagazine in its 2012 tionally; interact with Leadership 500 ranking. members of the student A part of the College of body as well as faculty; Business at FIU, the lead efforts to acquire Center provides leaders long-term funding for the with the competencies Center, and serve as a that will positively withstanding bridge to the transform their organibusiness community. zations and the society “It is an honor to have they impact. The misMr. Gonzalez serving as sion encompasses cutthe chairman of the Board ting-edge research in the of Advisors for the Center area of leadership develfor Leadership,” said opment, delivering innoModesto A. Maidique, vative leadership propresident emeritus of FIU grams and strengthening Maunel Gonzalez and executive director of the leadership under–––––––––––––––––––––––– the Center for Leadership. standing of the commu“His career and tremendous success in the nity-at-large through workshops, seminars multi-faceted business world will assist us and events. in furthering the Center’s mission and “Being elected as the chairman of the achieve global recognition for its leader- Board of Advisors to such a highly respectship development, research, and training.” ed and recognized organization as the FIU Prior to being the president of MGM Center for Leadership is a wonderful Consulting, Gonzalez was vice president, opportunity,” Gonzalez added. “I look forGlobal Operations, Procter & Gamble, and ward to helping further the Center’s goals held leadership positions in marketing, and helping South Florida’s business comsales, innovation and operations of P&G munity as it transforms through continubrands and business teams in the United ously engaging in research projects, develStates, Latin America, and internationally. oping leadership programs, and providing He plays an active role in numerous civic leaders with the tools necessary to positiveorganizations, including the Zoological ly transform their organizations.” Society of Florida, where he is a member of For more information visit the board of directors and co-chair of the <lead.fiu.edu>.


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Porsche 911 Carrera named Best Convertible at ‘Topless in Miami’ BY RON BEASLEY

the Fiat brand for the third consecutive time,” said Jason Stoicevich, head of Fiat Brand North America. “The Fiat 500 Abarth is the most affordable and fuel-efficient highperformance car in America, and now the Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio gives you a front-row seat to better hear the raspy signature sound of the Abarth-tuned dual exhausts.” A total of 14 manufacturers participated in the third annual “Topless in Miami” event, designed to showcase the best convertible automobiles on sale in the United States today. The participating manufacturers included Mercedes Benz, Nissan, Infiniti, Jaguar, Porsche, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford, Jeep, Audi, Mazda, Fiat, Smart and Volkswagen.

Automotive Editor The Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet claimed the overall Best Convertible automobile title on June 6 at the third annual “Topless in Miami” event hosted by the Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA), headquartered at the elegant RitzCarleton Hotel in Key Biscayne. The Porsche Carrera was contested closely in the category by the beautiful Jaguar XKR. However, the Jaguar XKR went on to win the title of Best Exotic Convertible in the voting by 72 SAMA members who drove and graded the 17 participating vehicles on design, ease of convertible operation, and overall driving and handling characteristics. “We’re really pleased with how the manufacturers supported this event and how our members have responded,” said Paul Borden, SAMA board member and event coordinator. “This was our third year and it really was the best yet, with 14 auto manufacturers entering 17 convertibles in the event. And we had a great turnout by our members; more than 70 of them signed in and drove and graded the cars.” It was the second year in a row that the sleek Jaguar XKR has won a trophy in the “Topless in Miami” competition. The Porsche Carrera and Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT Roadster were the two other entrants in the Exotic Convertible category. At the same time, the BMW M3 Convertible won the trophy in the 2013 Best Luxury Convertible class. It was challenged closely by the Audi A5, the Infiniti G37 IPL and the Mercedes Benz E-Class convertibles. In the Full-Size Convertible Class, the Chrysler 200 Limited won top honors. It was closely followed in the balloting by the BMW 135is and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4x4. “We are truly honored that the members of SAMA have chosen the Chrysler 200 Convertible as the ‘Best Full-size Convertible’ at the third annual ‘Topless in Miam’ event,” said Saad Chehab, president

The Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet was judged Best Convertible by members of the Southern Automotive Media Association in the third annual “Topless In Miami” competition at Key Biscayne’s Ritz Carlton Hotel. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

and CEO, Chrysler Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “The Chrysler 200 Convertible is packed with an exceptional level of standard content, exquisite style and a dynamic, openair driving experience, at a surprising value.” In the Performance Convertible category, the Nissan 370Z Roadster Tour was judged the best in the category, with the Chevrolet Camaro 2SS and Ford Mustang GT finishing closely behind in very tight voting. In the Small Convertible category, the Fiat 500 once again found favor with SAMA voters as they judged the little Italian car the best for the third consecutive year, the Abarth Cabrio model winning the trophy this year. The Volkswagen Beetle, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Smart EV were runners-up for the Small Convertible trophy. “We want to thank SAMA for recognizing


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BMW adds hybrid model to popular 3 Series Ron Beasley AUTOMOTIVE EDITOR

LET’S TALK CARS BMW has added a long-awaited hybrid model to the popular BMW3 Series sport sedan lineup. The design of the new model — ActiveHybrid 3 — is typical BMW, with the hint of a wedge shape underlining the sporty character. The silhouette even reflects the sedan’s balance and the even distribution of weight between the front and rear wheels, while the extra flaring around the rear wheel arches denotes the rear wheel drive. But it’s the hybrid technology that makes this car stand out. The ActiveHybrid 3 blends BMW’s responsive TwinPower Turbo 3.0liter inline 6-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission with an electric motor powered by a high-voltage battery. Together the inline 6 and electric motor combine for 335 hp and 332 pound-feet of torque. The powertrain sends combined power to the rear wheels.

The ActiveHybrid 3 is the second hybrid BMW model — after the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 — to use an inline 6-cylinder engine. The engine has won the international “Engine of the Year” award two years in a row. The six-cylinder powerplant’s TwinPower Turbo technology uses a twinscroll turbocharger, High Precision Direct Injection and variable valve timing. It all serves to improve response and rev ability, as well as refinement and efficiency, while an aluminum crankcase helps reduce weight. The ActiveHybrid 3’s electric motor is impressive. It develops a maximum 55 hp and supports all-electric operation around town. It also helps deliver instant acceleration without any lag time and, like all electric motors, develops full torque from a standing start. The motor can drive the sedan emissions free for speeds up to 45 mph for 2.5 miles. The motor is compactly located in the automatic transmission housing and connected to the transmission by a clutch, its operating temperature controlled by the engine cooling system. The motor is powered by a 96-cell lithium-ion high-voltage battery housed under the trunk between the wheels. The battery, developed specifically for the ActiveHybrid 3, is encased in a special high-strength

Sporty BMW ActiveHybrid 3 has hint of a wedge shape, extra flaring around rear wheel arches and a tight kink style line at the base of the C-pillar. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

housing positioned between the wheel arches in the trunk and is uniquely cooled by a system integrated into the car’s air conditioning cooling circuit. The design and location of the battery provides optimal protection for it and helps ensure a well-balanced weight distribution. The internal combustion engine is only started when the driver requires more power; it is then engaged automatically. Its performance can be boosted by the electric motor to provide extra power when acceler-

ating. Under combined ICE/electric power, the ActiveHybrid 3 delivers a 0-60 clocking of 5.3 seconds and a governed top speed of 155 mph. The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 has an MSRP of $50,195. 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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