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Louise Lockwood honored by town council for her service BY GARY ALAN RUSE

he Cutler Bay Town Council presented a proclamation to longtime resident and community activist Louise Lockwood on Feb. 20 in the council chambers at Town Hall. With her husband, Jay Lockwood, by her side, she listened as the proclamation was read aloud, acknowledging her many accomplishments over decades of the area’s history. “Louise has always strived for a better community, was a member of the steering committee which led to incorporation of the town, is a longtime member of the Whispering Pines Civic Association and the Women’s Club,” the proclamation stated in part. “She has served as chair of the town’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and as a member of the Education Advisory Committee.” Lockwood also is credited with beginning the town’s Fourth of July celebration more than 40 years ago. It is a hugely popular event that continues making an impact in the Cutler Bay Community. Until recent years she continued to help organize the parade and picnic as well as participating in the events. Also acknowledged was the fact that because of her efforts over the years Whispering Pines Park is one of the most pleasant parks in the community. Cutler Bay Mayor Ed MacDougall had

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Youth Fair announces more special offers for South Florida Community

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BY ELOISE E. RODRIGUEZ

Pictured (l-r) are Town Councilmember Mary Ann Mixon, Mayor Edward MacDougall, Jay Lockwood (husband), Louise Lockwood, Councilmember Peggy Bell, Vice Mayor Ernie Sochin and Councilmember Sue (Photo credit: Town of Cutler Bay) Loyzelle.

high praise for Louise Lockwood. “From my perspective as mayor, a city or town is the sum total of its citizen involvement,” said MacDougall during an interview

on Feb. 22. “Elected officials can only do as much as the help they get from those they serve. Louise Lockwood has been the cornerstone of what built this community.”

Author/consultant Mer yl Koslow tells CBBA members, ‘Be credible’

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r. Meryl Koslow, president of Timeline Consulting and co-author of the new book Self-Made: Generate Your Wealth Like a Millionaire, addressed members of the Cutler Bay Business Association (CBBA) at their monthly meeting on Feb. 14. Although Valentine’s Day, Koslow’s presentation was all about credibility as a business person and how anyone’s busi-

ness could benefit from working on the ways they present themselves to others and how they connect with them. Through examples and explanations of the importance of establishing trust, certainty and confidence in others, whether it be with customers or employees, Koslow showed how to improve working relationships. She said afterwards that she found the group receptive.

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ow in its 62nd year, The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition is offering fairgoers more deals and ways to save than ever, making it even more accessible to everyone in the South Florida. Taking place Mar. 14-31, the Youth Fair is also announcing this year’s entertainment lineup. Free entertainment is included with the price of admission and features: • The Shangri-LA Chinese Acrobats in the E. Darwin Fuchs Pavilion; • The Zuzu African Acrobats at the Main Street Stage; • Royal Hanneford Circus with five new thrilling acts; • Show-Me Safari Pig Races; • Petting Zoo; • Strolling entertainment including: The House of Flying Cards street magicians, Rainbow Circus performers and Tadpole & Katie the Clowns;

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Deering Estate at Cutler to host Vintage Auto Show on Mar. 10 BY CATHY GUERRA

The Deering Estate at Cutler, in collaboration with the Antique Automotive Club of America–South Florida Region, will host the 2013 Vintage Auto Show on Sunday, Mar. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Car enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy a variety of vintage cars from the 1920s through 1950s. General Admission is $12 for adults and $7 for youth (ages 414). The Deering Estate at Cutler is located at 16701 SW 72 Ave. The 1950 International Harvester Truck, which was donated to the Deering Estate Foundation, also will be on display. The truck was purchased brand new in Chicago by Marion Deering McCormick, Charles Deering’s daughter. After Mrs. McCormick passed away in 1965, the truck passed to her son and was maintained by the McCormick fam-

ily until they donated it to the Deering Estate Foundation. Guests can take a guided tour of the historic houses at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., as well as a tour of the natural areas at 12:30 p.m. It also is the final exhibition day of Speak Now, part of the Deering Estate Festival of the Arts. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event. In addition, preordered picnics are available by Chef David Schwadron Catering and Joanna’s Marketplace for pickup or delivery. They can be contacted directly to place an order. Call 305-238-5881 for Chef David Schwadron Catering and 305-661-5777 for Joanna’s Marketplace. For more information on the Vintage Auto Show at the Deering Estate at Cutler, visit <www.deeringestate.org> or call the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235-1668, ext. 233.

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Cutler Bay officials turn out for town’s Taste of the Bay

Pictured at Cutler Bay’s Taste of the Bay on Sunday, Feb. 24, are (l-r) Councilmembers Peggy Bell and Sue Loyzelle, and Rhoda Sochin with husband, Vice Mayor Ernie Sochin, at the town’s booth.

Cutler Bay Mayor Ed MacDougall (left) and Interim town manager Rafael Casals are pictured at the town’s information booth at the Taste of the Bay on Sunday, Feb. 24. (Photo credit: Town of Cutler Bay)


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CBBA hosts another great Taste of the Bay event Michael Miller EXECUTIVE EDITOR

AROUND TOWN This year’s annual Taste of the Bay event, put on by the Cutler Bay Business Association to bring area restaurants and residents together for a fun family outing was by all reports a big success again. Especially weather-wise, since unlike previous years there was no rain until after everything wrapped up. Besides the food booths, cooking up tasty fare, and the music, the Town of Cutler Bay had a booth provided by Marlin Engineering, the company that is doing the roadwork on Old Cutler Road, so they could provide information to the public. Councilwoman Peggy Bell put in the hours at the town’s booth and also that of the CBBA. “I had a signup sheet for our new Youth Council at the booth and the town provided much information,” Peggy tells us. “It was a beautiful day, there were many restaurants to try, and other booths and exhibits to see. I volun-

teered for CBBA, the sponsor, in their booth selling drink tickets. The warm weather made everyone thirsty and kept us busy the entire day!” Also helping out were Town Interim Manager Ralph Casals, Maria Porada from Marlin Engineering, and Delores Dimetriou, Bell’s appointee on the Citizens for a Lifetime committee. Mayor MacDougall was there as well. Mark this on your calendar! The 9th Annual Deering Seafood Festival on the Bay takes place on Sunday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is another popular annual event, hosted by the Miami-Dade C o u n t y ’s Deering Estate at Cutler as a fund-raiser to benefit the preservation of and programming there. This is another event with a relaxed picnic atmosphere held on the bayfront estate’s lush lawn and if you like seafood this is not to be missed, with chefs from area eateries such as Golden Rule Seafood Market, Devon Seafood + Steak, Whole Foods Market Coral Gables, Rodbender’s Raw

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Bar and Grill, Imlee Indian Bistro, Black Point Ocean Grill, Shibui Japanese Restaurant, and Paella Party. If you have family members who aren’t into fish, they’ll enjoy the wings and burgers of Sports Grill. And if you want to learn how to cook seafood, local executive chefs Damian Gilchrist of the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Samir Canaan from Truluck’s Seafood Steak & Crab House, and Kareem Anguin at The Oceanaire Seafood Room, will host cooking demonstrations. Crown Wine and Spirits has wine-tastings paired with the chef’s food samples. To add to the fun, there’ll be steel drums, Bahamian Junkanoo musicians, allday live entertainment, an Artist Village, tours of the estate, a Lil Shrimp Kids Zone, and pontoon boat rides to Chicken Key. Tickets are $15 in advance online and $25 at the gate for adults, $5 for children (4 - 14 years), and free for kids age 4 and younger. Admission includes park entrance and all activities excluding food, drink, pontoon boat rides, and rock climbing. You can visit Deering’s website <www.deeringestate.com> for general information or for tickets, or call 305-2351668, ext. 263 for more info. The Deering

Estate is located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue in Palmetto Bay. Gentle exercise... Something that happens at Coral Reef Park in neighboring Palmetto Bay that may be of interest is an informal gathering of area folks who are enthusiastic about Tai Chi. It’s every Saturday and Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. at the park, located on 152nd Street near the 77th Ave parking lot. Palmetto Bay resident Joe Casaday organized the group to talk about the health benefits derived from Tai Chi. It’s not an official village-sanctioned activity and there’s no fee required. For more info call Joe at 305-253-5172. Tought of the Day: A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts. — Harold Macmillan Gary Alan Ruse contributed to this column. Got any tips? Contact me at 305-6697355, ext. 249, or send emails to <Michael@communitynewspapers.com>.


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“From my perspective as a speaker, the improving. The members were still chatting with Cutler Bay Business Association is a business each other long after the meeting had ended. group that has strong bonds with each other Dr. Koslow founded Timeline Consulting and is dedicated to creatin 2010 to “help entrepreing mutually advantaneurs and organizations geous relationships with create business plans, each other,” Koslow said. implement sales strate“They were gracious, gies, build positive corpowarm, enthusiastic and rate culture, and improve eager to hear my message personal outlook and of ‘Credibility: Make it or quality of life.” Break it in Three Seconds An undergraduate at or Less!’ CBBA truly the University of Florida wants to make a differin Gainesville and City ence with their communiUniversity of New York ty of Cutler Bay and Queens College, Koslow demands to continually graduated from New York educate themselves. It Chiropractic College. She was my privilege and maintained a chiropractic honor to be their speaker practice in New York City on Valentine’s Day 2013.” Dr. Meryl Koslow is pictured with her new before turning her attenAs part of her presenta- book after speaking to CBBA members. tion from the body itself to ––––––––––––––––––––– tion, Koslow had the memthe mindset of success, bers fill out questionnaires about the person seat- and began advising other doctors. She now is ed next to them, rating them on such things as a resident of South Florida. Determination, Energy, Feelings, Skills, Her new book, co-authored with husband Authenticity, Appearance and whether they Brian Koslow, focuses on personal finance seemed to be proactive and had a positive and wealth-building opportunities. approach. Comparing scores afterward was For more information visit <www.timeintended to help each work on areas that needed lineconsulting.net>.

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• Also for a limited schedule the NEW Jump, The Ultimate Dog Show (Mar. 19-22 and 25-28).

SPECIAL EVENTS AND SHOWS INCLUDE: Fridays Rock @ The Fair Presents: • Mar. 15 — Colombian teen pop artist Matt Hunter; • Mar. 22 — Dove Award-winning Christian band Newsboys “God’s Not Dead Tour,” with special guests Building 429 and All Things New, and • Mar. 29 — American pop punk band We Are The In Crowd. Saturdays LIVE @ The Fair Presents: Mar. 16 — Puerto Rican BMI & Billboard Reggaeton artist Gocho; Mar. 23 — DJ Irie & MMA Matches, and Mar. 30 — FCW wrestling with special WWE guest appearances. VIP Tickets for the Fridays Rock and Saturdays LIVE Shows called the Ultimate LIVE! Experience packages are $49.99 and include: • Meet and Greet and digital photo with artist following the concert (find your photo at facebook.com/miamidadefair); • VIP seat in the Ultimate LIVE! seating area; • Admission ticket to the Youth Fair; • 16 ride coupons, and • Ultimate LIVE! Experience lanyard. (Quantities are limited.) Upgrade to the VIP Ultimate LIVE! Experience PLUS for $64.99. The package includes all the perks of the Ultimate LIVE! Experience package plus the Midway Express Access, which gets you on the rides faster. Quantities are limited. SunDay FunDays A-LIVE @ The Fair Presents: Mar. 17 — Yo Gabba Gabba Meet & Greet; Mar. 24 — Ron Magill and The Zoo Characters; Mar. 31 — The NEW Disney’s Annual Pass Interactive Experience and Billboards No. 1 kids artist Kidz Bop LIVE in concert, • Plus other special family events from noon to 5 p.m. on all three Sundays of the Youth Fair.

The Youth Fair wants to make it easy for everyone of all ages to come and experience everything it has to offer by creating amazing deals, including:

OPENING DAY OFFERS (MAR. 14): • 50 percent off admission ($5 admission for adults) all day, no coupon necessary; • Free admission with the purchase of an advance ticket; • Free School Spirit Uniform Day (FREE admission on Opening Day only for students wearing their uniform and presenting coupon. (School ID may be required for high school students.) • Free for active duty or retired U.S. military personnel and • Free Seniors Day (62 and older with ID). $5 BEFORE 5 P.M. OFFERS: • $5 admission and $5 Fair Foods & Games, Monday-Friday before 5 p.m. at The Youth Fair. • Coupons are available at participating Pollo Tropical locations and online. Visit <www.fairexpo.com> and Sedano’s supermarkets for ways to save. Seniors Day, Thursday, Mar. 21 — Free admission for seniors (62-plus with ID) This year’s Youth Fair features 100 thrilling rides, including the new Speed, Marc 3 and Air Raid, as well as those in KiddieLand and KiddleLand Too! Areas with a new train, 160 food vendors, 130 merchandise shops, 40,000 student and adult exhibits, and 50 games. The Youth Fair is located on Coral Way (SW 24th Street) at 112th Avenue. Gates open on weekdays at 3 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at noon and at noon during Spring Break, which takes place Mar. 22-29. General admission is $10 and admission is free for children 5 years and younger. Admission for active duty and retired military personnel is $5 during weekdays (with military ID). Parking is free; preferred parking is available for $15 per vehicle. Space is limited. For more information, visit >www.fairexpo.com> or call 305-223-7060.


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How not to boost the growth of the economy R. Kenneth Bluh KENNETH’S COMMENTARY Foreign nations must be laughing at us. I can hear them now: “Those crazy Americans, they have almost bankrupted their country trying to convert the governments of the world to what they call democracy when they can’t even govern their own country.” And they are right. Our elected officials should hang their heads in collective shame for the way they are treating our nation. When a country puts itself in a position where they could default in the payment of its debts, a country that could be laying off tens of thousands of workers at a time of high unemployment, it is asking for ridicule from its citizens much less the rest of the world. I don’t care; I am criticizing the White House, the Democrats and the Republicans. They are all to blame. Their egos, their party loyalty, their interest in their personal wellbeing have put our nation at risk. We are, at this date of writing, getting ready to plunge into a cut in government spending, the

method of which, I have never seen before. Don’t get me wrong. I am for fiscal responsibility. I am for cutting waste. I am for tightening our belts — but, not by an across the board, no respect for the needs of an individual agency cut. Cuts must be selective. Many programs in the federal government could be eliminated completely. Some have their budgets severely cut, some modified and some actually increased. But an across-the-board cut doesn’t make sense. The problem? Our elected officials, from the White House to the most junior member of the U.S. House of Representatives are more concerned about how they look to their reelection financial supporters and core voters than they are about how our county is prospering. And, for the life of me I don’t know how to correct the dilemma. At one time I thought “get rid of every elected official in Washington and replace them with a new group.” Unfortunately, when we have done this in the past on a small scale we always end up with a group of fresh faces that end up just like the ones we removed. Here is where we are heading if party loyalty and self-interest prevail and the end of the month comes and we go into March without resolving the Sequester:

• Thousands of federal employees will be forced to take a one-day-a-week unpaid vacation to save the government on payroll. • We will wait longer at the airport to board a flight inasmuch as there will be fewer security officers to check us out. • Courts will experience delays in starting new trials as we will have to cut back on court employees. • Our military will be flying less missions, have less training programs and delay the acquisition of new equipment. • Local school boards will be cutting back on supplies, teachers and administrative support — affecting the education of our children. • Some national parks will be closing down facilities as well as the time the parks are open. • Road and bridge repairs, vitally needed, will be cut back. • Community hospitals will cut back on service to those without medical insurance. • Research at our universities will be cut back. There is an interesting correlation between all those that will be temporarily unemployed and the needed growth in our economy. Please remember that 70 percent of spending is made by the individual and 20 percent by

• VIEWPOINT • corporations and the government. All these people temporarily unemployed they will stop spending. And those that are still employed, fearing for their jobs, will stop spending. And when spending stops state and federal tax collections drop. The manufacturers that make the good we buy, the sales men and women that are employed in the stores around the nation will start losing their jobs as we have entered into a downward cycle that will put our economy in a tailspin. And, all this thanks to our elected officials that can’t look after the needs of the nation but rather pay attention to their own personal lives. Shame on them! We appreciate your opinions on this column whether in agreement or disagreement. Please send your comments to (fax number) 305-662-6980 or email to <letters@communitynewspapers.com>. The opinions expressed in this column are not necessarily those of this newspaper, its editors or publisher.


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As I get older, all the noise seems to get louder BY ERNIE SOCHIN

Vice Mayor I recently was chatting with an attorney friend of mine, who is much younger than I am, about going to bar mitzvahs and similar events. He stated that he dreaded getting invited to these affairs because unlike the “good old days,” these functions usually involve a deejay with super large speakers and a megawatt amplifier to be sure that everyone hears his music. This is great for the kids, of course, but pity the poor adults in attendance while trying to speak to one another across a table. Now I must admit to getting “Oh—El—Dee” but the attorney, as I said, was much younger. I guess that noise in general is something that I no longer can tolerate. I will admit to being one of the first kids in my block to have a pair of 6- by 9-inch oval loudspeakers in my car attached to my eight track tape player with which I was able to listen to Patti Page, Frankie Lane and others. I felt no strong need to have the person several car lengths in front of me hearing my booming bass sounds. BOOM…THUMP BOOM…THUMP. Again I am Oh — El —Dee.

I am happy that I have someone who comes to cut my lawn several times a month, but I dread when he arrives with his mufflerfree lawnmower and incredibly loud leaf blower. I will be the first to vote for banning these in my town but I doubt that it will ever appear on the ballot. My nice neighbors seem to own every piece of equipment that is capable of producing noise and they are constantly in use. My only way to fight back is when I test out my generators and leave them running for a few minutes. It even annoys me but that is the price I pay for revenge. I grew up living right under the flight path leading to Logan Airport in Boston. I loved the sounds of a DC3 or DC6 as they approached the runway. Once they began flying these modern jets it became a rude awakening, in more ways than one. No more sleeping with the windows open at night. I recently went to a new restaurant that opened near my town and although the food wasn’t too bad, the noise level was intolerable and the place was half empty. I guess that is the new thing for restaurants. I believe it started with TGI Friday’s and their attempts to create an ambience of a crowded busy bar and restaurant. I, for one, much appreciate a quiet meal with perhaps some soft background music and

the ability to carry on a conversation across the table without the necessity of screaming. Anyone who knows me knows that I love dogs. All of my neighbors have them (my home animal control expert vetoed having another one of my own). They all tend to bark a bit especially when I attempt to leave my house and forget to bring dog biscuits with me. This is acceptable to me. I do however have one neighbor who owns a breed of dog that seems to think that constant barking has some benefit, perhaps in keeping elephants away. It must be working, because I have not seen any elephants in my neighborhood for several years. My neighbor in his effort to assuage us, has placed some sort of bark collar on the dog which prevents it from barking but does not prevent it from making the most awful

squeaking sounds that I find even more annoying. So far the only solution has been to keep the dogs indoors all of the time which becomes problematic. I would tend to think that barking dogs must annoy the owners as much as the neighbors but apparently that is not the case. I also love children but can’t stand the screeching “little angel” next to me in the checkout line or heaven forbid in the seat behind me on an airplane. The screamers are almost bound to be seat-kickers as well. Some airlines have been thinking about a separate section for parents with rotten kids. I for one also would vote for this. Perhaps that old saying “Rest in peace” should be changed to “Rest in peace and quiet!” You can contact Ernie Sochin via email at <community@sochin.com>.


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Commissioner Bell’s ‘Work Day’ features visit to Brooks Tropicals

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BY MAURICE R. HERNANDEZ

Miami-Dade Commission Vice Chair Lynda Bell recently toured the Brooks Tropicals packing and distribution plant in Homestead as part of her tradition of learning the everyday pressures and challenges that small businesses in her district face. Once there, Bell received a briefing from the company’s president, N.P. Brooks; its CEO, Greg Smith, and Mary Ostlund, the firm’s marketing director, on the scope of their domestic and international tropical fruit and vegetable distribution business. After the briefing, Bell got down to business by helping to pack and prepare the fresh produce for the market. “This was an unforgettable experience as it gave me a profound understanding of the pressures and demands this small familyrun firm faces to distribute only the freshest tropical produce to American dinner tables,” Bell said. “Brooks Tropicals is administered by dedicated individuals who place quality above all else to provide only the finest produce. I am delighted to have an institution of this caliber in my commission district.”

Founded by Charlie Brooks in the 1920s, the company has remained in the Brooks family while steadily expanding to become the premier grower, packer and shipper of tropical produce grown in Florida and the Caribbean. Farming more than 4,000 acres, Brooks Tropicals harvests more than 70 percent of what they sell including papayas, avocados, starfruit, and other tropical specialties. In order to maintain the company’s reputation for quality tropical fruits and vegetables, Brooks Tropicals solidly invests in research and development. This has been essential in producing several revolutionary achievements over the past 30 years to help bring tropical produce to market in top condition for the enjoyment of the North American consumer. Commissioner Bell’s “Work Days” program has been highly acclaimed by a number of governmental organizations and institutions, including the National Association of Counties (NACo) as examples in innovative leadership. If you are a business owner who would like to invite Vice Chair Lynda Bell for a “Work Day,” or if you would like more information on the program, contact her office at 305-378-6677.

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Rhinoplasty is more than just creating a pretty nose BY DR. ANTHONY BARED

In my practice devoted to facial plastic surgery, the primary procedure I perform is rhinoplasty, or “nose job.” The goal of this surgery is pretty straight forward — to help make the nose more attractive, assuring that it “fits” with the rest of the facial features. While often performed for purely elective cosmetic purposes, occasionally there is a history of trauma where the nose may have been fractured or “broken” in the past. No matter what one’s cosmetic displeasure is with the nose, the nose has a primary function — to allow the unobstructed passage of air into the lungs, and humidify and filter that air. The function of the nose must never be compromised, otherwise one will have a very unhappy patient who is unable to sleep, breathe, exercise normally, and other potential lifetime problems. Nasal blockage can lead to excessive tiredness, lack of energy, and sleeping problems. The decision to have a rhinoplasty usually follows a great deal of time and thought dedicated to undergoing the procedure. Additionally, once the decision has been undertaken to have a rhinoplasty an even more important decision awaits — selecting a surgeon. Do your homework! Rhinoplasty is more than just a pretty nose. It is a very complicated surgery where millimeters not only make the difference between a “good” and “poor” result but the proper techniques also insure that your breathing will not be compromised. Your surgeon should have an indepth knowledge about not only how to change the outside cosmetic structure of

the nose but also the inner nasal anatomy. Lastly, but just as important, the results of a rhinoplasty should last for a lifetime. Older rhinoplasty techniques entailed, in part, the excessive removal of the bone and cartilages of the nose to give the nose its new shape — techniques which are still implemented. Although patients often are satisfied with the immediate and short-term results of their rhinoplasty, with time they become all too concerned with the lack of longevity of the results. What good is a rhinoplasty in your late teenage years or early twenties if you seek to have it revised in your thirties or forties? We have come to learn secondary to these older techniques that the nose continues to “heal” throughout many years. That is, the skin overlying the cartilages of the nose continues to contract, applying forces onto the cartilages. If your nose does not have a strong foundation of support, unwanted changes will result. These changes may not only compromise your cosmetic results but may affect your breathing as well years later. As an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon, I have seen firsthand all the things that can go wrong with this challenging surgery. More importantly, much more in fact, I have developed techniques that can assure both a short-term and long-run aesthetic result — a nose that not only looks good, but also “works” well. Dr. Anthony Bared is a board certified otolaryngologist, fellowship trained in facial plastic surgery. He is in private practice, together with Dr. Jeffrey Epstein, with offices in South Miami and Aventura, and a consultation office in Tampa. He devotes his practice to the management of all problems with the nose — breathing, aesthetics, and reparative procedures.


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Deering Seafood Festival reels in the next big one BY SHEILA STIEGLITZ

The bar has been set high for Sunday, Mar. 24, when the Deering Estate Foundation hosts it’s annual island-themed seafood celebration — the Deering Seafood Festival. After being selected one of the Top 100 Events in the Southeastern USA in 2011 and 2012 and chosen one of Florida’s Top 10 Food Festivals by BizBash Media, the staff and volunteers at the Deering Estate Foundation have been working overtime to keep the festival unique. What keeps people returning to the festival each year, and others eager to attend for the first time, is the wholesome family experience created at the historic Deering Estate at Cutler, in the biggest backyard on Biscayne Bay. To fully experience the Deering Seafood Festival many guests plan to spend the day. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., visitors of all ages can be entertained with music, art and nature activities, while savoring Florida’s freshest fish and seafood prepared in an infinite number of delectable dishes. At the estate’s entrance, towering stilt walkers and the sounds of steel drums greet visitors. Once inside the property the magic happens. Free-spirited Bahamian Junkanoo musicians playfully dance throughout the crowd, and the bands Code Red and Caribbean Crew performs reggae/calypso music on the main stage. This year the Mosquito Heads reunite with friends to close out the day. Pontoon boat rides are available aboard the Pelican Skipper for those who want to cruise on Biscayne Bay to Chicken Key. An Artists Village features paintings, photography, crafts and jewelry by local artists, and naturalists conduct tours of the historic homes. A one-day only food emporium is created on Seafood Alley with shrimp, lobster, oysters, conch, crab and other treasures from the sea that are broiled, boiled, steamed, fried, seared or sautéed. Some of the restaurants and caterers par-

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ticipating are Golden Rule Seafood Market, Devon Seafood + Steak, Whole Foods Market Coral Gables, Rodbender’s Raw Bar and Grill, Imlee Indian Bistro, Black Point Ocean Grill, Shibui Japanese Restaurant and Paella Party. For landlubbers, Sports Grill is on hand with its famous wings and burgers. Under the big top tent that is sponsored by Whole Foods Market Coral Gables, local executive chefs hold cooking demonstrations and Jonny Rose is the emcee. The chefs’ lineup includes Damian Gilchrist of the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Samir Canaan from Truluck’s Seafood Steak & Crab House and Kareem Anguin at The Oceanaire Seafood Room. Following the demonstration, attendees receive a copy of the recipe, a sample of the food prepared and engage in a Q and A with each chef. For the second year, the winner of Johnson & Wales University’s Student Seafood Competition recreates the winning recipe at

the festival. Throughout the day, fellow J & W culinary students assist all of the chefs in food preparation, serving and clean up. Adding to the experience, a sommelier from Crown Wine & Spirits discusses wine

pairings and offers tastings following each cooking demonstration. Just inside the main gate children can pick up their passports to the Deering Discovery Cove, a hands-on adventure created by the estate’s Educational and Interpretive Staff, where they’ll visit the “Five Oceans of the World.” As scientistsin-training, kids explore specific migratory species that inhabit each ocean, collect plankton and observe a plankton pool, paint with algae, fish and shells, and dissect a crawfish. There is a Mad Scientist station where they will run experiments and test the properties of water, and learn about climate change and pollution. The Kids Zone also offers unlimited fun on inflatables, and serves kid-friendly food. The Deering Estate at Cutler is a MiamiDade County park, located at 16701 SW 72 Ave. in Palmetto Bay. Admission is adults, $15 in advance online, and $25 the day of the event; children 4-14 years, $5, and Foundation members free, includes park entrance and all activities, excluding food, drink, pontoon rides and rock wall, from10 a.m.-6 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit the Deering Estate Foundation. For more information call 305-235-1668, ext. 263, or log on to <www.deeringseafoodfestival.org>.


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All aboard for visit to Miami by Thomas the Tank engine

Eager fans wait to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

BY SARAH GUMINA

Bring your preschoolers to take the ride of their lives! Seen on the pages of favorite storybooks, in playrooms, and on the television screen, Thomas the Tank Engine is adored by little engineers everywhere. Now, Thomas is pulling into the station for a larger-than-life experience at Day Out With Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 visiting the Gold Coast Railroad Museum. Remaining weekends to visit are Mar. 9-10, and 16-17. The event, now in its 18th year, is presented by HIT Entertainment and sponsored by MEGA Brands, a leading toy company, and all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels. Thomas the Tank Engine is star of Thomas & Friends making tracks to great destinations on PBS KIDS and Sprout. Along with his engine friends, Thomas captivates children in more than 145 countries and 30 languages. The No. 1 blue engine and his friends invite children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story. To date, 200 million Thomas & Friends books and e-books have been sold and the CGI-animated Thomas & Friends series is more popular than ever, rating as one of the top programs for children ages 2-5. Day Out with Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 is a fun-filled event that provides children of all ages the opportunity

to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas as well as participate in Thomas & Friends themed activities. The tour, which begins in March, is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers through November. Little engineers and their families are invited to take a 25-minute ride at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum on their favorite engine; meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway, and enjoy a day of themed activities including arts and crafts, storytelling and more. The Gold Coast Railroad Museum also will offer miniature golf, Zoo Miami animal encounters, storytelling and juggling with Michael Rosman and live music with folk singer Matthew Sabatella, face-painting and two foot gauge train rides running every 30 minutes during the event. Thomas the Tank Engine rides depart every 45 minutes, rain or shine. Departure times begin at 10:30 a.m. through 3:45 p.m. each day of the event. Tickets for the Day Out With Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 are $18 for ages 2 and older. Tickets are on sale now by calling toll-free 1-866-468-7630 or logging onto <www.ticketweb.com/thomas.html>. For more information and directions, contact the Gold Coast Railroad Museum at 305-253-0063 or GCRM.org. For general information or to find a Day Out With Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 event near you, visit <www.thomasandfriends.com/dowt>.


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‘Shabbat Under the Canopy’ at Temple Beth Am, Mar. 22 BY MOLLE GRAD

Join Temple Beth Am, 5950 N. Kendall Dr. in Pinecrest, for the dedication of a new chuppah and the opportunity to meet Anita Diamant. The theme for this special event on Mar. 22 is “Shabbat Under the Canopy.” The evening (6-9 p.m.) will be a lively spirited celebration. In Jewish tradition, a chuppah is a canopy under which a couple stands during their wedding ceremony. As a gift of the heart, a dedicated group of women at Temple Beth Am have created a custom-designed handcrafted chuppah. It symbolizes a home that the couple will build together, a place that is welcoming and secure. Diamant is a prizewinning journalist and author of numerous books about contemporary Jewish practice, Handcrafted chuppah as well as four bestselling –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– novels, including The Red Tent. A woman for our times, Diamant will cussing wedding plans with her, often be the temple’s special guest, courtesy of expressed surprise that there was no the Dr. Morton M. Axler Speaker Series Temple chuppah. The board agreed that and the temple’s Sisterhood. Following a providing one would make a wonderful festive dinner, Diamant will share her Sisterhood project, whereupon Sarah thoughts in a personal, free-form conver- (who was married under a hand-embroisation hosted by the synagogue’s Rabbi dered chuppah her mother made) “volunteered” her mom, Judith Davidoff, to Judith Kempler. The public is invited to attend; reserva- chair the committee. And once fibertions are required for dinner. The service artist Nancy Billings was recruited as begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m. artistic co-chair, the “Chuppah Project” Cost is $20 per person for dinner. was born. The committee held a temple-wide Sponsorships are available for Wine and Cheese reception with Diamant at 5 p.m. design competition. Using strictly anonyAll information is available at mous judging, the Sisterhood board select<www.tbam.org/shabbatcanopy> or by ed the top three entries, ranked them by preference, and sent them to the clergy for calling 305-667-6667, ext. 149. the final selection. Judging was no easy task as any of the top three would have THE STORY BEHIND THE CHUPPAH The chuppah that the Sisterhood of been a fine choice. In the end, artist Tracy Ellyn was named Temple Beth Am created for the congregation truly has been a labor of love, cooper- winner of Sisterhood Chuppah Design ation, and community. Each of the women Competition. The women who translated Ellyn’s brought a unique talent and skill to the task; each put in time and effort to bring a design into fabric art were Nancy Billings, design to life in the form of a ritual object Margie Buchbinder, Judith Davidoff, Susan Golinsky, Elizabeth Janowitz, handcrafted in fabric. It all began when Temple caterer Natalie Kleinberg, Marlene Kohn, Phyllis Sarah Davidoff (also a Sisterhood board Meyers, Marcia Reisman, Lily Serviansky member) reported that brides, while dis- and Jackie Zucker.

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Do you or someone you know have Facial Acne? FXM Research in Miami is looking for males and females 12 to 35 years of age that suffer from Facial Acne, to participate in an eight [8] study-visit clinical research study. Medical Insurance is not required for study participation. Qualified participants will receive: • Evaluation by a Board Certified Dermatologist. • Investigational Study Medication at no cost. • Reimbursement for time and travel up to USD $800.00.

¿Tiene usted o alguien que usted conozca Acné Facial? FXM Research en Miami está buscando hombres y mujeres de 12 a 35 años de edad que sufran de Acné Facial, para participar en un estudio clínico de investigación que requiere ocho [8] visitas. No se requiere seguro médico para su participación en el estudio. Los participantes que califiquen recibirán: • Evaluaciones por un Dermatólogo Certificado. • Los medicamentos bajo investigación sin costo alguno. • Reembolso por tiempo y transporte hasta $800.00. For more information please call:

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Do you or someone you know have Actinic Keratosis? FXM Research in Miami is looking for males and females 18 years or older that suffer from Actinic Keratosis “can be caused by prolonged exposure to the sun, result in discrete, rough, dry, scaly bumps on the face and/or the scalp”, to participate in a four [4] studyvisit clinical research study. Medical Insurance is not required for study participation. Qualified participants will receive: • Evaluation by a Board Certified Dermatologist. • Investigational Study Medication or placebo at no cost. • Reimbursement for time and travel up to USD $200.00.

¿Tiene usted o alguien que usted conozca Keratosis Actínica? FXM Research en Miami está buscando hombres y mujeres de 18 años o más que sufran de Keratosis Actínica “pueden ser causadas por la exposición prolongada al sol, resultan en discretas lesiones abultadas, ásperas, secas, y escamosas en su cara y/o cuero cabelludo”, para participar en un estudio clínico de investigación que requiere cuatro [4] visitas. No se requiere seguro médico para su participación en el estudio. Los participantes que califiquen recibirán: • Evaluaciones por un Dermatólogo Certificado. • Los medicamentos bajo investigación o placebo sin costo alguno. • Compensación por tiempo y transporte hasta $200.00. For more information please call:

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FPL selects 5 teachers for classroom energy grants BY JULIA WAKEFIELD

Florida Power & Light Company recently announced that five teachers in Miami-Dade County were selected to receive $4,216 in funding through FPLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 Teacher Grant program. The winning teachers will receive the funding to support classroom projects that help teach students about energy and adhere to the Florida State Board of Educationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sunshine State Standards. In total, 43 teachers across FPLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 35-county service territory have been selected to receive a total of $47,000. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As new energy sources become more prevalent in our everyday lives, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more and more important that our children have a hands-on understanding of clean energy,â&#x20AC;? said Manny J. Rodriguez, FPLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s external affairs regional director for Miami-Dade County. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re thrilled to partner with Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teachers to bring exciting, innovative projects into the classroom to get their students inspired to help us lead the way to tomorrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clean energy world.â&#x20AC;? The winning teachers, schools and projects in Miami-Dade County are: Susy Chu, grade 8, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart â&#x20AC;&#x201D; This project will help students explore and discover alternate forms of energy by building models of vehicles powered by fuel cells. Rosa Milagros Rengifo, grades 6-8, Rockway Middle School â&#x20AC;&#x201D; In â&#x20AC;&#x153;Solar Roboticsâ&#x20AC;? students will build robots powered by solar energy. Suzanne Banas, grades 6-8, South Miami Middle Community School â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Students will learn about sun, earth, and atmospheric interactions by combining NASA climate data with innovative and inexpensive instruments for ground based measurements. Dianne Rizo and Ana Ugarte, grades 2-

4, Whispering Pines Elementary â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Students will be challenged to think like engineers and find ways to make alternative energy sources available to the public. To accomplish this task, children will learn the basics of electricity using real circuits, solar panels, wind turbines, hand cranks, and batteries. The awards range from $500 to $2,500 per project, based on the proposed budget and number of students that will benefit, and come from the NextEra Energy Foundation, which is funded by shareholders of FPLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parent company, NextEra Energy Inc., the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest producer of renewable energy from the wind and the sun. Award recipients are selected by the National Education Energy Development project (NEED), a non-profit organization working with energy companies and agencies to bring balanced energy curriculum and training to the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classrooms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;FPL and NEED share a common mission to educate the next generation about clean, sustainable energy sources,â&#x20AC;? said NEED executive director Mary Spruill. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Today, the need for this education is greater than ever, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why we partner with FPL on these teacher grants to help ensure that Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kids develop practical knowledge about clean energy sources.â&#x20AC;? Projects were judged according to stated goals, energy content, creativity and plans for budget and evaluation. Completed projects may be featured on FPLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Solar Station website at <www.FPL.com/solarstations>. This is the fourth year for FPLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Teacher Grant program and is part of a larger commitment to the state. So far, the company has granted more than $175,000 to 175 teachers, installed Next Generation Solar Energy Station arrays at 14 educational facilities across Florida, and built three large-scale solar power plants to power its customers. For more information, visit

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UM students design free ad campaigns for non-profits BY IVETTE M. YEE

More than 100 college students recently pulled an all-nighter — with a philanthropic twist. During the fourth annual “PhilADthropy” event on Friday, Feb. 8, and Saturday, Feb. 9, University of Miami School of Communication students provided free advertising and public relations services to 16 South Florida nonprofit organizations in just 25 hours, creating materials such as vibrant advertising, buzz-worthy viral videos, cool websites and more. PhilADthropy began at 11 a.m. on Friday and lasted until noon on Saturday when final projects were unveiled to the nonprofits during a reception. This year, a record 207 organizations applied for help, up from just 11 when the event was established in 2009. Selected nonprofits included Easter Seals South Florida; the Parks Foundation

of Miami-Dade, and the Mystic Force Foundation, an organization working to find a cure for childhood cancer. PhilADthropy is organized annually by the school’s advertising program and hosted by AD Group, an advertising club for students. “We are beyond thrilled. We feel like we went to a New York ad agency with an unlimited budget,” said Susie Hansen, of Abandoned Pet Rescue, one of South Florida’s largest no-kill animal shelter that through PhilADthropy received a glossy new brochure, website makeover advice, and several vibrant posters spotlighting the cute puppies and kittens the organization saves each day. The event drew 133 student volunteers who, led by UM faculty and industry professionals, put into practice the skills they have learned in the classroom. “I was expecting maybe a flyer or two, UM advertising major Monique Beaupre, 18, presents a slogan and visuals she and a team of students created during PhilADthropy to bring awareness to the not-profit organization, Guitars Over Guns. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

UM School of Communication students show off their advertising campaign created during the fourth annual PhilADthropy event for Abandoned Pet Rescue, with representatives from the organization in the front row. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

but I’m walking out with so much more to make people aware of our organization. The students surpassed anything that I could have ever imagined,” said Bianca Caviglia, president and COO of Guitars Over Guns, an after-school mentoring program that pairs at-risk youths with professional musicians who serve as mentors using popular music to connect with the adolescents and help them overcome the negative influences in their lives. UM students created an entire branding campaign for Guitars Over Guns — complete with a new logo, advertisements, social media, business cards, and other promotional materials. “I’m still recovering from working 25 hours straight,” said Katelyn Murray, 21, an advertising student who has taken part in the event each year. “But when you hand over the work that you’ve spent all night creating and see just how grateful the non-

profits are, it’s worth it, and it’s why I come back every year.” “The event was a huge success,” added Meryl Blau, a UM advertising professor and founder of the event. “The students put their heart and souls into it and you could tell from the work they produced. They did a fantastic job, everyone had a lot of fun, and the nonprofits were so happy with the results.” PhilADthropy was sponsored by Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Pasha’s, Conill, Sergio’s Family Restaurants, Titan Reprographics, URAWk Energy Bars, ZICO Coconut Water, popchips, LIME Fresh Mexican Grill at Dadeland, SapientNitro, Ronin Advertising Group, Distraction Magazine, TCBY, and Lionsden Creative Inc. For more information, visit <www.philADthropy.com>, follow PhilADthropy on Twitter, or like the PhilADthropy page on Facebook.


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Ocaquatics Swim School celebrates 19 years of teaching water safety BY LEE STEPHENS

killer of children ages 4 and under. “After working with families for so many years, I believe parents have Ocaquatics is celebrating its many misconceptions about drown19th anniversary of teaching ing and about what it takes to keep it swimming lessons and water from happening. They think it only safety to the South Florida comhappens to children with ‘bad’ parmunity. ents, but that’s just not the case. A Founded in February of 1994 drowning can happen quickly and in Miami, Ocaquatics has since quietly and it can happen to anyone,” grown from doing private lesOca said. sons in its clients’ homes to a Most parents would be surprised year-round, state-of-the-art to find out that most drownings of indoor facility at 13408 SW 131 young children occur in backyard St. in West Kendall. A second pools and that it often happens durindoor facility is under construcing a time when a child is in the care tion near Tropical Park. During of one or both parents. Most young its 19 years of operation, children who have drowned had been Ocaquatics has helped thousands missing for less than five minutes of swimmers gain the skills, conwhen the tragedy occurred. fidence, and enthusiasm to parIn addition to pool safety measures ticipate in aquatic sports and another of the best drowning prevenactivities. tion strategies includes teaching chilA great deal of the success can These youngsters learn how to have safe fun in the water. dren to swim as early as possible. be attributed directly to the devel(Photo credit: Swim Snaps) opment of the school’s unique –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Even toddlers can learn basic swimming skills that they can use if they method of teaching. They strive ever end up in the water. to teach swimming and water safety in a expertise, dedication, and positive, caring has been replaced by a knowledge of swim“It is very important to us that the chilapproach. After completing the program, ming and a newfound respect and love for fun and friendly manner. Instructors have dren in our program enjoy their experience, earned an unsurpassed reputation for their children and parents find their fear of water the water. “Looking back, I sometimes find it hard and we strive to build self-esteem and conto believe just how many years have fidence through positive reinforcement and passed, and how much we’ve grown,” said patience,” Oca said. “Then we teach them Miren Oca, owner of Ocaquatics. “It is basic swimming skills, such as how to roll important to acknowledge all those who over on their back and float to the side of have helped make Ocaquatics such an out- the pool.” These are critical skills, and parstanding company — our students and fam- ents should make sure the swimming proilies, our teachers, and our administrative gram they chose will teach them. “However, even children with excellent staff. They are the very best, and I am both The Center for Independent Living of South Florida, Inc. swimming skills need the watchful eye of proud and humbled by their efforts and (CILSF) is seeking volunteer tutors for our very successful tutoring an adult to help keep them safer around the accomplishments.” program held at three Miami-Dade Adult Education Centers. The The primary mission of Ocaquatics water. Constant supervision around the program provides support to young adults with disabilities who Swim School always has been to teach water is key and no child should ever be families to love swimming and to become left unattended around pools or open are enrolled in GED and vocational programs in Miami-Dade safer, more comfortable, and more respon- water,” she added. Public Schools. The volunteer must have a college degree and be For more information about Ocaquatics, sible around the water. able to pass a level 2 background checks will be reimbursed by Water safety is of particular concern in South visit <www.ocaquatics.com> or call 305Florida, where drowning remains the No. 1 969-7946. CILSF. The Center will also reimburse mileage expenses to and

Volunteer Tutors Needed! Give Back To The Community

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Pilot program providing students experience in biomedical sciences BY DONNA VAN DER DIJS

Gulliver Academy Middle School has been selected for a national biomedical sciences pilot program in South Florida. The new program, developed by Project Lead The Way (PLTW), is a middle school curriculum that will be launched in the spring of 2013. PLTW, the nation’s leading non-profit provider of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum and professional development to middle schools and high schools, made the announcement earlier this year. It joins more than 5,200 PLTW programs in more than 4,200 schools nationwide. The new unit, known as Medical Detectives, will be part of the middle school’s Gateway to Technology program. In this program, students will explore the biomedical sciences through hands-on projects and labs that require them to solve a variety of medical mysteries. “We are thrilled to be included in this new pilot program and are very proud that Ms. Yolanda Baquet has been selected from thousands of educators to implement the program,” said John Krutulis, Gulliver’s director and head of schools. Approximately 30 teachers around the nation will pilot the unit. They will be the lead instructors for professional development training for other educators who wish to implement the Medical Detectives unit when it officially rolls

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Organization seeking hosts for international exchange students BY LEE STEPHENS

Global Student Housing is looking for hosts for international exchange students. The students are from all over the world, high school age, and will be attending one of the following high schools: Coral Gables, Dr. Michael M. Krop, Felix Varela, G. Holmes Braddock, John A. Ferguson, Miami Killian, Miami Palmetto, Miami Sunset. Ronald Reagan and Southwest Miami. Organizers are looking for hosts who live within the school zone of any of the schools. Hosts must provide students

with a furnished room and meals. Hosts also must be bilingual (English/Spanish). Host are compensated $750 a month for hosting the student. Students are arriving in August and stay for either one semester or a full school year. Global Student Housing is seeking hosts immediately though to give the students time to finalize visas. Anyone interested can contact Global Student Housing at 786- 999-2151 or send email to <info@globalstudenthousing.com> to request an application. They should simply mention they are interested in the High School Program.

Florida Friendly Landscaping and Rain Barrel Workshop scheduled BY GUILLERMO SALAZAR

The Miami-Dade County Cooperative Extension Florida Yards and Neighborhoods program is hosting a free Florida Friendly Landscape and Rain Barrel workshop on Saturday, Mar. 9, and Saturday, Mar. 23, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72 Ave. in Palmetto Bay. During the workshop participants will learn the nine principals of creating and maintaining Florida Friendly Landscape in their backyard. In addition, they will learn how to use a rain barrel to collect rainwater for use during dry months. Why Use Rain Barrels? • Rain barrels conserve water and help lower costs. (A rain barrel can save

approximately 1,300 gallons of water during peak summer months.) • Rain barrels reduce water pollution by reducing storm water runoff, which can contain pollutants like sediment, oil, grease, bacteria and nutrients. The rain barrels will be available for purchase at a cost of $40. If you’re interested in getting your own rain barrel make check or money order payable to: Miami-Dade Extension Program Account. Credit card or cash payments cannot be accepted. The workshop will be taught by MiamiDade County Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Extension Agent Guillermo Salazar in collaboration with Miami Dade County Master Gardener Volunteers.

County to establish a registry of locally based manufacturers BY ALEJANDRA CASTRO-NUÑEZ

In an effort to provide local manufacturers with additional opportunities to promote their products and services and to increase their sales, the Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER) will assemble a database of local manufacturers. The collection of companies will include contact information for each, as well as a listing of each company’s specialty areas. It is the intent of the county to utilize this

online registry to project future utilization of these materials and to provide local manufacturers with informational resources to assist in increasing their business activities. To enroll as a “Resident Manufacturer” you must create an account and complete the automated Local Manufacturer Application Form. Visit <www.miamidade.gov/rer/localmanufacturers/> to begin creating your account. By signing up on the registry, businesses will be able to market themselves in future local business and manufacturer expositions.


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Wine, Women and Shoes raises nearly $450K to benefit MCH BY JEREMY KATZMAN

More than 450 ladies slipped into their stilettos and joined together at the sold out second annual Wine, Women and Shoes Presented by Elizabeth Spill for a day of shopping and fun with the common purpose of supporting world-class pediatric healthcare. Guests from throughout South Florida gathered at Coral Gables Country Club on Feb. 7 not only to raise their glasses, but raise nearly $450,000 to benefit the children and families at Miami Children’s Hospital, which nearly doubled the amount raised at the inaugural event. “We are proud to announce that after 150 Wine Women & Shoes events produced throughout the country over the past eight years, Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation’s event in only its second year has raised more than any single Wine Women and Shoes event in history,” said Elaine Honig, Wine, Women and Shoes founder and president. Guests were treated to a sophisticated day of wine tasting, a silent auction featuring lavish trips and experiences as well as a fashion marketplace and a fashion show presented by Neiman Marcus Coral Gables. Event co-chair and CBS4 anchor Shannon Hori once again served as emcee. Joined by her fellow co-chairs, Criselda Breene and Carola Pimentel, Hori called upon the women in the audience to donate to Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Miami Children’s Hospital is here for my family because of people like you,” Hori said. “This event sold out two months ago because you care about our children and I encourage everyone in the community not to take this precious gem for granted and donate to help fund world-class children’s healthcare in our backyard.” In observance of February’s Heart Month, guests had the opportunity to hear from

It’s time to raise the anchors as (l-r) ABC10’s Laurie Jennings; FOX7’s Belkys Nerey; CBS4’s Shannon Hori, second annual Wine, Women and Shoes co-chair, and NBC6’s Jackie Nespral appear at the Miami Children’s Hospital fundraiser. (Photo credit: Orlando Garcia) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Vanessa Martinez, whose 19-month-old daughter Luna’s life was saved by the Miami Children’s Hospital cardiac team. Luna also made a special appearance on stage. “I feel so lucky to have a hospital like Miami Children’s in our community, because if it was not for their incredible doctors and staff, Luna would not be here today,” Martinez said. “Luna is a real miracle. Through events like this one and donations of supporters, this incredible hospital can continue to make miracles for families like ours.” Three fashionistas were awarded with Neiman Marcus gift certificates for winning a shoe contest. Andrea Noboa won “Best Stiletto,” Priya Panjabi won “Best Classic” and Barbara Becker came home with the prize for “Best Overall” shoes. Shoe judges included CBS4 entertainment reporter Lisa Petrillo, 2012 Best Overall winner Alison Kunkel and Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation president and CEO Lucy Morillo-Agnetti. “I’m very excited that we are able to bring together women of all generations for philanthropy, friendship and fun,” Morillo-Agnetti said. “When it comes to our children, we only want the best. Miami Children’s Hospital is about providing the best healthcare of the children of our community and across the world.” The luncheon also was highlighted by the “Shoe Guys” who showed off the latest ladies fashions on a silver platter, literally. Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation is a not-for profit 501(c)(3) established to create a world-class pediatric hospital in South Florida. To learn more about the Foundation and offer support, visit mchf.org, become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/MCHFoundation, or call 305666-2889 (toll free: 1-800-987-8701).


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In the Company of Women to recognize 14 leaders BY EDITH TORRES

In the Company of Women, presented by Macyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Enterprise Holdings, will celebrate its Silver Jubilee during an annual awards ceremony and reception recognizing 14 women who have helped shape the South Florida community through their artistic talents, business acumen, pioneering spirit, ingenuity and courage. Timed to coincide with Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s History Month, the 25th Annual In the Company of Women Awards Presentation will take place on Thursday, Mar. 7, 7 p.m., at the newly renovated Rusty Pelican, 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway. Local 10 News anchor Neki Mohan will serve as emcee. The event is hosted by the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women and MiamiDade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces, in partnership with the non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, and made possible by the support of generous sponsors including Macyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Enterprise Holdings, Florida Power and Light, AT&T and others. Proceeds support parks and parks programming, including recreational scholarships for underserved children. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s honorees include: Mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pioneer Award â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Marie Osborne, Esq., chief assistant public defender, Juvenile Division, 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida; Arts and Entertainment â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Rosie Gordon-Wallace, executive director/curator, Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator Inc.; Business and Economics â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gabriele Marewski, Founder and Owner of Paradise Farms Organic; Communications and Literature â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Anne Cruz, PhD, MA, AB, acting director, Center for the Humanities, University of Miami, Department of Modern Languages and Literature, College of Arts and Sciences; Education and Research â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jacqueline

Foster-Moody, opera singer and music educator at Coral Reef Elementary School; Government and Law (elected) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hon. Anitere Flores, Florida State Senator, District 38; Government and Law (elected) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hon. Lisa Walsh, Circuit Court Judge, Civil Division; Government and Law (non-elected) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Katherine W. Ezell, Esq., Partner, Podhurst Orseck, PA; Health and Human Services â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dr. Sonjia Kenya, assistant professor, Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; Science and Technology â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Susan Markley, PhD, chief, EECO Division of the Miami-Dade County Regulatory and Economic Resources Department; Sports and Athletics â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Amy Deem, head coach of the U.S. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Olympic Track and Field; head coach, University of Miami Track and Field; Community Spirit Award â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Constance Collins, Esq., president, The Sundari Foundation Inc., d/b/a Lotus House Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shelter; Community Spirit Award â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Priscilla Dames-Blake, founder and president of Wingspan Seminars LLC, and Posthumous Honors â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Diana CordovaPeĂąa, Miami-Dade Police Officer from 2006 to 2012. Tickets to the reception and awards ceremony are $50 ($60 at the door). Contributions of $250 and above also afford young women from Miami-Dade Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Girls Empowerment and Mentoring (GEM) Program and the Girl Scoutsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Get Real! Mentoring Program, an opportunity to attend the event. Advance tickets can be purchased at <www.mdparks.org>. For more information, call Victoria Mallette at 305-755-7804 or Vivian Greer-Digon at 305-271-0812.

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Zoo Miami’s fun new website geared Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all weekend toward children, parents, educators at JohnMartin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant BY RAFAEL BRAZON-DI FATTA BY CINDY CASTELBLANCO

Zoo Miami and the Zoological Society of Florida have announced the launch of <www.funzoomiami.org>, a state-of-theart website created for students, parents and educators to encourage learning, promote wildlife conservation, and inspire a stronger interest in science. <www.Funzoomiami.org> is a colorful, vibrant, eye-catching experience which covers the world’s geographic regions, animals, habitats, adaptation, and conservation efforts. Easy to navigate, website visitors will be engaged in the many interactive games, crafts, fun facts, etc. It also contains teacher and parent sections. A simple link transports the reader to <www.zoomiami.org>, Zoo Miami’s main website. “We invite you to get closer to the animals at <www.funzoomiami.org>,” said Benjamin H. Pingree, Zoological Society of Florida president and CEO. “Aside from games, activities, and photos, this will be a valuable resource for many students completing projects and homework related to wildlife.” The goals and objectives of this innovative site, which was supported in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), are to create a fun and interactive website that encourages learning for children, fami-

lies, and educators; develop a platform for advancing institutional programs and partnerships by increasing outreach efforts to underserved populations; engage students in an educational environment which employs a scientific method to encourage learning; provide opportunities for students to develop necessary skills for critical thinking, problem-solving, and much more. Experts in the education field, conservation, and animal science were involved intimately in the site’s development. One feature of the website is a pop-up survey that appears at login and logoff that affords the user the option to provide feedback. The survey results will help the zoo determine who is using the site and why; whether it is a fun and interactive learning experience; allow for input regarding satisfaction and recommendations for improvements. Once the surveys are collected and evaluated by a professional consultant, the results will be used to make necessary improvements to the website. Zoo Miami is located at 12400 SW 152 St. General zoo admission is $15.95 per adult and $11.95 per child (3-12), plus tax. Children under 3, zoo members and parking are free. Zoo Miami’s hours are 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.; ticket booths close at 4 p.m. For more information visit <www.zoomiami.org>.

The original and biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration just got better. JohnMartin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant is taking the Irish festivities one step farther by extending the celebration all weekend long. This year’s roundup of events includes: Friday, Mar. 15: JohnMartin’s famous St. Patrick’s Day Street Party will feature food, drinks and live musical performances by Deck 52 and U2 by UV tribute band. U2 by UV will delight the crowd with the U2 live concert experience, playing the hits and classics that have made U2 one of the biggest bands in the world and Ireland’s No. 1 musical export. The party-goers will enjoy delicious items such as fish and chips, chicken tenders, corn beef sandwiches, hotdogs, and Irish beverages. The Street Party is free and open to the public, and starts at 5 p.m. along Salzedo Street and Aragon Avenue in Coral Gables. Saturday, Mar. 16: The festivities continue with a prix fixe St. Patrick’s Eve Dinner with live Irish entertainment by Paddy Kelleghan starting at 6 p.m. The Irish-themed menu includes potato soup or salad, for starters; corned beef and cabbage, Gaelic steak, or salmon fillet for entrées, and for dessert, Baileys ice cream or Bushmills bread pudding. The price is $30 per person. Sunday, Mar. 17: On St. Patrick’s Day, and to culminate the weekend of celebrations, JohnMartin’s will host a breakfast buffet featuring a live bagpiper performance and live entertainment all day. The buffet will open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with St. Patrick’s Day specials continuing throughout the day. The price is $24.50 per person.

Those interested in attending Saturday’s dinner or Sunday’s buffet must make reservations by calling 305-445-3777. “We are excited to extend our St. Patrick’s Day celebration to the whole weekend,” said Martin Lynch, proprietor of JohnMartin’s. “The celebration started 22 years ago and it has become the place for those who are Irish and for those who are just Irish for the day.” JohnMartin’s has been recognized continually for its cuisine by publications that voted the restaurant “Best Pub Food” for several years. In honor of its 20th anniversary, JohnMartin’s has launched a new menu that includes some typical Irish dishes as well as new American and Continental cuisine. The restaurant features live entertainment every Friday and Saturday nights, and Trivia Night, Thursdays from 9 to 11 p.m. JohnMartin’s is located at 253 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. For more information, call 305-4453777, or visit online at <www.johnmartins.com>.


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SMDCAC to present touring production of A Chorus Line BY NICOLLE UGARRIZA

A Chorus Line, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line is back on tour with an all new production. A Chorus Line comes to South MiamiDade Cultural Arts Center (10950 SW 211 St. in Cutler Bay) on Sunday, Mar. 17, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $65-$45 and can be purchased at <www.smdcac.org> or by calling the box office at 786-573-5300. Free parking is available. The original production of A Chorus Line opened at the Public Theater’s Newman Theatre on May 21, 1975 and transferred to Broadway’s Shubert Theatre on July 25, opening there on Oct. 19 of that year. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Score and Book, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. It ran for nearly 15 years, closing on Apr. 28, 1990 after 6,137 performances. On Sept. 29, 1983, A Chorus Line became the longest-running American musical in Broadway history and held this title for 28 years from 1983 to 2011 (when it was surpassed by Chicago). In 2006, A Chorus Line reclaimed its place in the heart of Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre where it opened to rave

reviews on Oct. 5, 2006. A “show for all ages” this all-new production will be directed and restaged by Baayork Lee. Lee has performed in a dozen Broadway shows and created the role of Connie in A Chorus Line. As Michael Bennett’s assistant choreographer on A Chorus Line, she has directed many national and international companies. Her directing credits include The King and I and Bombay Dreams (National tours), Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (NYC Opera), Barnum (Australia), Carmen Jones (Kennedy Center), Porgy and Bess and Jesus Christ Superstar (European tours), Gypsy and A New Brain. She has choreographed shows including Mack and Mabel (Shaw Festival); Cocoanuts, Camelot, Damn Yankees, Helen Hayes nomination for Animal Crackers and South Pacific (all at Arena Stage); and Goya, Sly and The Merry Widow (Kennedy Center). She received the 2003 Asian Woman Warrior Award for Lifetime Achievement from Columbia College, as well as the Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association Achievement in Arts Award. Through her new company, National Asian Artists Project (NAAP), naaproject.org, she directed productions of Oklahoma! and Carousel using all Asian artists. NAAP’s mission is to promote Asian performers in theater across the country.

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‘Peace, Harmony and Moonlight’ GodSpeed3 concert set Mar. 21 set at Fairchild Garden, Mar. 14 at First United Methodist Church BY JO BAXTER

The annual fundraiser for The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment will be 6 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 14, at beautiful Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables. “Peace, Harmony and Moonlight” will be as delightful as the name implies, with live music, tram rides through the moonlit garden, and the company of good friends. In addition to enjoying a delicious dinner, attendees can bid on more than 100 items at a silent auction. Grace Carricarte, auction chair, called the auction items “a wonderful collection of exciting things such as trips, jewelry, wine baskets, spa services, Heat tickets, and much more. It’s amazing that every year our committee comes up with such a broad array of goodies.” Honorary co-chairs of the event are Ken

O’Keefe, Jason Stephens and Karyn Cunningham. Last year, some 300 people attended Peace, Harmony and Moonlight and a record crowd is expected this year. Tickets are $175 and can be purchased by contacting the Institute at 786-662-5210 or they can be purchased directly at melissainstitute.org. The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment is a nonprofit organization with a mission to prevent violence and promote safer communities through education and application of research-based knowledge. The Institute was established to honor the memory of Melissa Aptman, who was murdered on May 5, 1995. Lynn Aptman, Melissa’s mother, currently is president, and Susan Keeley, PhD, is president-emeritus. They, along with Michael Aptman, MD, Melissa’s father, founded the Institute.

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Edgy and positive, GodSpeed3 is a dynamic band that uplifts you with an exciting stage presence and a modern rock edge. Making music over the past five years, the band has played across the Southeast and the Midwest, garnering rave reviews along the way. The band will present a concert on Mar. 21, 7 p.m., at First United Methodist Church of South Miami. Admission is a $5 donation at the door. The sonic footprint of the band is unique in a world of sound-alike copycats. The vocals are smooth and unparalleled in pas-

sion and conviction. The guitar-driven melodies will have you grooving to the music before you even hear the first words. GodSpeed3 was honored to be included on the official Grammy Nomination list in 2009, 2010 and 2011. 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 305-6677508 or visit the Concerts/Cultural link at <www.firstumcsouthmiami.org> or check out the Godspeed link at <www.godspeed3.com>.


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Dade Heritage Trust CEO to Lecture at Deering Estate speak at New Neighbors Club to discuss maritime history BY KATHRYN SHEPARD

New Neighbors Club of South Dade will present Becky Roper Matkov, CEO of Dade Heritage Trust, as the featured speaker on Mar. 13. Dade Heritage Trust (DHT) is a nonprofit membership organization committed to advocating on behalf of Dade’s historic properties and for sustainable community revitalization solutions on a local, state and national level. Matkov will talk to the group about the Dade Heritage Days, an eightweek-long celebration of Miami’s cultural and environmental heritage with more than l00 different events that the trust has sponsored for the last 27 years. Matkov is the founding editor of Preservation Today magazine, the coauthor of Florida’s Historic Restaurants

and the editor of the book Miami’s Historic Neighborhoods. For 10 years she was a consultant for the Elizabeth Ordway Dunn Foundation, working on national and statewide environmental issues. She currently is a member of the International Women’s Forum and serves on the boards of the Stiltsville Trust, the Prologue Society and the Art in Public Places Trust. The monthly luncheon takes place at the Coral Gables Country Club, 997 N. Greenway Dr. in Coral Gables. Social time begins at 11 a.m., followed by the luncheon and program. Cost of this event is $25 and reservations are required. Deadline for reservations is 6 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 7. Contact Rita Casagrande at 305-595-0213 or by email at <ritafosse@yahoo.com> to place your reservation.

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In partnership with the Archaeological Society of Southern Florida, the Deering Estate at Cutler presents a free lecture on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Lectures are held in the Visitor Center Auditorium at the Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72 Ave. The Thursday, Mar. 14, program’s topic is “Maritime History of Southern Florida” presented by Ray Stewart, maritime historian and enthusiast. The Deering Estate at Cutler also will host its 2013 “Archaeology Day” on Saturday, Mar. 16. Activities and programs for the entire family will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., including educational activities, expert lectures and walking tours of the historic Tekesta Trail. With 2,276 statute miles of coastline, Florida cannot be studied without focusing on its maritime history, and this includes

those scavengers of the sea, Pirates. Florida’s development always has depended on its waterways and the men and women who sail its coastline. Stewart strongly believes Floridians survive, profit, and die because of the sea. His extensive maritime experience began with his boating family’s home on the New England shore. He served in U.S. Coast Guard lifeboat stations, ships at sea, and while assigned to the Key West Coast Guard Station temporarily as the Key West Lighthouse Keeper. Stewart’s upbringing and his Coast Guard experience instilled in him a love of all things nautical and especially of our nation’s maritime service. One of his career highlights was rescuing crews off freighters in the north Atlantic while aboard a weather ship. For more information on the Deering Estate’s educational and cultural programs, visit <www.deeringestate.org>.


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Pego Lamps: Providing top-quality lighting to homes and businesses BY DONNA SHELLEY

With customers from all over the world, interior designers and conPego Lamps has been providtractors among those who patroning top-quality lighting to homes ize Pego Lamps, the Perez family and businesses in South Florida has earned a reputation for excelsince 1980. lent service and superior products, A family owned and operated honed over 30 years. business, Pego Lamps features Keeping up with the latest trends quality lighting for sale in two in lighting while maintaining a locations. They also offer lighthealthy inventory of more classical ing, lighting accessories and fixtures is another reason Pego home decorating items on their Lamps continues to succeed. Also Pego Lamps website at they and their extremely knowl<www.pegolamps.com>. The edgeable staff are on hand to assist flagship store continues to operwith remodeling advice and in ate from its original home at spotting what the future of lighting 5407 SW Eighth St. The second will be. location, an elegant showroom is “LED lighting is definitely something of a landmark at 9855 going to continue to gain in popuS. Dixie Hwy. larity for its energy-effectiveness “We keep our inventory up to alone. But I don’t think incandesPego Lamps’ elegant showroom on S. Dixie Highway date. And it is not limited to our cent lighting is going out of our ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– showroom. We can order what lives, either — there will continue the customer likes from a large number of ioned in clay and bronze, to the palatial can function as a work of art. The Perez to be applications for it,” Alexis said. suppliers,” said Alexis Perez, manager of splendor of crystal chandeliers, to today’s family identifies the best suppliers for Pego Lamps is a family success story infinite variety of styles and materials, high-quality lighting, featuring the very that started in Puerto Rico when Alexis’ the Pinecrest location. At Pego Lamps, the Perez family adding light to our lives continues to rely finest attributes from Europe: blown and father began selling lighting supplies doorcolored glass from Italy, Bohemian crystal to-door in 1973. Originally from Cuba, the understands that lighting is a necessity heavily on aestheticism. Lighting can enhance your décor, make from the Czech Republic and cast bronze family fled the Castro regime and started that has been transformed into an art form. From the early oil lamps fancifully fash- mundane tasks more interesting and often from Spain. life a new in the United States.


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Updated Volkswagen Beetle Convertible returns as 2013 model Ron Beasley AUTOMOTIVE EDITOR

LET’S TALK CARS The Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is back after a two-year hiatus; it’s sportier and more practical than ever, and there’s even a turbocharged power option available. The Type 15 VW Convertible rolled onto American highways in 1949 and it has been one of the most popular ragtops ever built. More than 330,000 copies of the first Beetle Convertible were made over a 32year span, while another 234,619 of the newer version were produced in an eightyear period. The so-called New Beetle Convertible was not a straight copy of the original, but a reinterpretation of it, and that’s the case with this third-generation. Designers have reinterpreted the Beetle Convertible’s timeless styling with a sportier, more dynamic silhouette, just as they did with the Beetle Coupe. The new version is substantially wider, has a longer hood, and has a more upright

windshield that sits further back than on the last version. The standard rear spoiler adds to the little car’s sporty look. The Convertible also keeps the bold stance of the Coupe, thanks to wider tracks and a longer wheelbase than the previous Convertible. The latest Beetle Convertible is 3.3 inches wider at 71.2 inches; 1.1 inches lower at 58.0 inches tall, and 6.0 inches longer at 168.4 inches overall. The top goes up or down in about 10 seconds and can be operated at speeds up to 31 mph. Top up, the Beetle Convertible has an even lower roofline than the Coupe. Volkswagen decided to stick with a traditional softtop because it allows for a roofline that’s more like the original 1949 version and it takes up less space than a folding hardtop, thus giving more trunk space. The 2013 Beetle Convertible offers several powertrain combinations, including a 2.0liter TDI turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission. Also available is a 2.0-liter TDI turbocharged Clean Diesel with the same manual or DSG options and a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine mated to a sixspeed automatic transmission. The turbocharged dual-overhead-cam,

New Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is longer, wider and sportier with a longer hood, a more upright windshield and a standard rear spoiler.

16-valve, 2.0-liter, direct-injection, fourcylinder engine makes 200 hp and 207 pounds-feet of torque, delivered from just 1700 rpm. With the DSG transmission, the Turbo gets 21/29 mpg and 21/30 mpg with the manual box. The TDI 2.0-liter turbocharged, directinjection Clean Diesel engine in the Turbo model makes 140 hp and 236 pounds-feet of torque and gets 28/41 mpg with the manual transmission. The 2.5-liter inline fivecylinder has dual chain-driven overhead camshafts with variable timing on the

intake side, four valves per cylinder, and an aluminum-alloy cylinder head. The engine makes 170 hp and 177 pounds-feet of torque and gets 21/27 mpg. Pricing on the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible ranges from $24,995 to $31,195. 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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Early Bird Dinners Served with soup or salad, garlic rolls, coffee and dessert 3pm – 6pm daily (must be seated by 6pm) NO SHARING OR SUBSTITUTIONS Whole wheat pasta available for only $2

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Salmon Bruschetta Grilled filet of Atlantic salmon topped with a cold mix of diced tomatoes, red onions, basil, garlic and aged balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. Served with vegetable or pasta 15.99 Tilapia Francese 15.99 Linguini with Red/White Fresh Clam Sauce 14.99 Mussels Marinara 13.99 Penne & Broccoli 11.99 Add chicken only $3 Add shrimp only $4 Meat Lasagna 12.99 Baked Ziti 11.99 Fettuccine Alfredo 12.99 Eggplant Parmigiana 13.99

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FREE CHEESE PIZZA FREE ENTREE when you buy one when you buy one large entree and two beverages. pizza with 3 toppings. (up to 12.00) Dine in only Not valid with any other specials or discounts, or prior Purchases, no copies, not refundable for cash, not for resale. One coupon per party, order or household. Exp. 3-31-13.

Take out & Delivery only Not valid with any other specials or discounts, or prior Purchases, no copies, not refundable for cash, not for resale. One coupon per party, order or household. Exp. 3-31-13.

FREE EARLY BIRD when you buy one early bird and 2 beverages. (up to 12.00) Dine in only Not valid with any other specials or discounts, or prior Purchases, no copies, not refundable for cash, not for resale. One coupon per party, order or household. Exp. 3-31-13.

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