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Town hosts meeting of Miami-Dade Clerk’s Association BY GARY ALAN RUSE

he Town of Cutler Bay hosted members of the Miami-Dade Municipal Clerks’ Association for their Tuesday, Apr. 30, meeting in the penthouse suite of Town Hall. Mayor Edward P. MacDougall welcomed the group and while addressing the members recognized the importance of the profession of the municipal clerk. “Municipal clerks are the most underpaid and overworked staff in government,” MacDougall said. “We are very fortunate to have such highly trained and dedicated people keeping our governments running.” Cutler Bay’s Town Clerk Debra E. Eastman served as the hostess for the “Fiesta” themed meeting, providing a colorfully festive setting in honor of the recent Cinco de Mayo holiday. Newly appointed town manager Rafael G. Casals was the keynote speaker at the meeting with an entertaining “thank you” speech recognizing the importance of the professional working relationship between the manager’s office and the clerk’s office. The Miami-Dade Municipal Clerks’ Association (MDCMCA) was incorporated in 1995. The group of professional municipal clerks and staff meet bi-monthly to network and discuss different practices and procedures within their profession, often related to elections, record keeping and other municipal government functions. Sandra Novoa, town clerk of Surfside, is the current president of the MDCMCA.

Whigham Elementary School hosts an Environmental Extravaganza

Miami-Dade partners in study with American Cancer Society

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Pictured (l-r, standing) are teachers Valerie Torres, Luis Saenz, Marilyn Horne; Cutler Bay Councilmember Mary Ann Mixon, and (seated) Erika Hallquist and her son Xavier.

iami-Dade County is partnering with the American Cancer Society as it looks to local residents to help finish the fight against cancer by reaching full enrollment in a historic research study. Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) will give scientists a better understanding of cancer causes and prevention. The Society is looking for local men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 from various racial/ethnic backgrounds with no personal history of cancer to help reach full enrollment of at least 300,000 people. “By joining this study, people can literally help save lives, giving future generations more time with families and friends,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “As the American Cancer Society celebrates its 100th birthday in 2013, I can think of no more valuable contribution to

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tudents and teachers at Dr. Whigham Edward L. Elementary School in Cutler Bay staged a large-scale event on Thursday, Apr. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., to celebrate Earth Day, Arbor Day, National Parks Week and Global Youth Service Days. Called the Environmental Extravaganza, the special observance featured student-led environmental presentations and displays, student artwork, performances by WAVE Academy students and the Whigham Elementary School

Choir, plus a showerhead and light bulb exchange conducted by the Dream in Green environmental group, which promotes conservation and environmental sustainability. There was a craft corner showing how to make bird feeders from recycled materials. The event was attended by nearly 200 people, including Cutler Bay Councilmember Mary Ann Mixon. Student presentations included such topics as a Mangrove Propagule Station, Our Coral Reefs, Composting, Ocean

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Howard Palmetto Orioles win Atom 2 Championship

The Howard Palmetto Orioles won the Atom 2 Championship on Saturday, Apr. 27, with a convincing 13-2 victory over the Yankees at Suniland Field. This final win was a fitting end to a dominating 21-2 season of youth baseball where the Orioles outscored their opponents by 200 runs during the 18-game regular season. For many of the boys and coaches Gator Rebhan and Mike Lesman this championship came on heels of last year’s undefeated season with the Savannah Sand Gnats.


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EXTRAVAGANZA, from page 1 Gyres and The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Green Rangers & Recycling, Problem with Plastics, and Recycle to Help Animal Shelters. Also included was the presentation of awards to 16 Fairchild Challenge student participants. Science teacher Adrian Delesdernier, who was Whigham’s Teacher of the Year for 201112, helped coordinate the event and described the purpose of it. “The Extravaganza was part of Global Youth Service Days and a Youth Service America grant, a State Farm Good Neighbor Grant, to celebrate student initiated service learning, which began with the school’s World Wetland Day cleanup at Black Point Marina in February,” Delesdernier said. “Students worked on projects featuring environmental issues facing us locally and globally.”

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WAVE is an acronym for Whigham Aquatic Visionary Explorers, which is a Destination Academy at the School. The event continued an ongoing effort to increase awareness among

students of environmental problems and encourage a responsible approach to solutions. As part of the Fairchild Challenge for Schools, the event was used to accept dona-

tions of old small electronics, computers, printers, computer equipment, a/v equipment, batteries, laptops, copiers, fax machines and cell phones for recycling.

like what you’d do during a routine doctor visit. Participants also will complete a more detailed survey at home and will continue to receive periodic follow-up surveys in the future that researchers will use to look for more clues to cancer’s causes. “Many individuals diagnosed with cancer struggle to answer the question, ‘What caused my cancer?’ In many cases, we don’t know the answer,” said Alpa V. Patel, PhD,

principal investigator of CPS-3. “CPS-3 will help us better understand what factors cause cancer, and once we know that, we can be better equipped to prevent cancer.” CPS-3 is the latest addition to the Society’s groundbreaking cancer prevention studies, which have been instrumental in helping identify major factors that can affect cancer risk. Researchers say CPS-3 holds the best hope of identifying new and emerging

cancer risks. But its success depends on members of the community becoming involved. Researchers will use data from CPS-3 to build on evidence from those earlier cancer prevention studies, which began in the 1950s and involved hundreds of thousands of volunteer participants. For more information, visit <www.cancer.org/cps3florida> or call Lainie Jones at 305-779-2848.


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The Hope Festival scheduled at Cutler Ridge Park, June 1 BY GARY ALAN RUSE

Lulu and Michael Mena of His Hands At Work, a non-profit organization, have scheduled a fundraiser to take place on June 1. The Hope Festival will be a free family friendly event at Cutler Ridge Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to Lisa Brannon. ”We are not charging admission, rather we are asking for each guest to bring a canned good to be donated to the Miami Rescue Mission,” Brannon said. “There will be live music performances all day, bounce houses, face painting, games, food trucks and lots of vendors, including businesses, restaurants and household items. “Several local schools will be hosting a canned food drive to benefit this event as well. And we are proud to announce that we recently gained the financial support of

[former] Marlin’s baseball player Mike Lowell.” Local musicians who have joined the list of performers to support the event include Mosquito Heads and Omine. “Our vision for the Hope Festival is to bring the community together to build hope, raise awareness and encourage involvement in community service,” said organizer Lulu Mena. “Proceeds of the event will provide immediate support to the projects of His Hands At Work. But we can’t do it alone. We believe that together our efforts are stronger and can make a greater impact on the lives of many.” The organizers still are seeking donations, sponsorships and vendors for the event. For information contact Laura Derrick at 305-794-4366, Lulu Mena at 305-771-4263, or visit <www.hishandsatwork.com>.

Southridge High School combined class reunion scheduled July 5-7 BY ALONZO HARDY

The Southridge High School combined class reunion will take place at the Westgate Resort and Spa in Orlando on July 5-7. Students from the classes of 1978-1981, regardless of whether they graduated, are invited. The three-day reunion also will include a reception at the Westgate Resort and Spa at 6

p.m. on July 5 and a picnic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 6. Reunion banquet at Westgate Resort and Spa is from 8:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. A farewell brunch will take place at 8 a.m. on July 7 at the Westgate Resort and Spa. The public is invited to attend all of these events. For ticket prices and more information about the event call Brenda Wilson at 1-404668-8175.

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Rebuilding Together, partners make difference in lives of homeowners BY ROBERT HAMILTON

mission and to bring national attention to the plight of America’s low-income homeowners and the communities in which they live. Funding the home repairs are Raymond James, Booz Allen Hamilton, SunTrust, Miami Dolphins, Old Navy Miami Market, West Perrine Community Redevelopment Agency, Galvez Construction, Allied Minority Contractors, AGC Apprenticeship, AL-Flex Exterminators, Coda Roofing, Contractors Resource Center, Duffey Construction Company, Everglades Steel, First Florida Building Corp, Hollub Homes, House Doctors, Kingdom Cuts, MDM Corporation, NAWIC, OHL/Arellano, Overholt Construction, Pepsi Beverages Company, Ram Tech Construction, Shorty’s BBQ, St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church, Team Contracting, Valspar Paint and WM Bagsters. “We are pleased to help the West Perrine homeowners. Rebuilding Together Miami is committed to preserving affordable housing and making a difference in the community” said Donna Fales, executive director of Rebuilding Together Miami. For additional information visit <www.rebuildingtogethermiami.org>.

Lue Scott, age 83, has lived in her West Perrine house for 40 years and she is confined to a wheelchair. Rebuilding Together Miami and Duffy Construction partnered to make her home wheelchair accessible by widening doorways and modifying the bathroom to be ADA compliant. Scott is more independent in her home with the modifications. Volunteers put on the finishing touches by painting and landscaping her home. “It feels like a new home. It is the best,” Ms. Scott exclaimed. Commissioner Dennis Moss and Congressman Joe Garcia visited the renovated homes and were impressed with Rebuilding Together Miami’s good work to provide safe, dry and healthy homes for senior residents in Miami-Dade County. More than 350 volunteers turned out to paint, landscape and repair 17 homes in the West Perrine neighborhood. By leveraging resources and organizing volunteers, Rebuilding Together Miami is able to provide repairs for homeowners to live in safe and dry homes. The homeowners live on fixed incomes, which forces them to choose between medicine and food or repairing a leaking roof. “National Rebuild Day” is the annual signature event of Rebuilding Together when affiliates from all parts of the country plan projects to celebrate the organization’s

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– One of the volunteers, a member of the U.S. Coast Guard, helps paint the West Perrine home of Lue Scott.

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Palmer Trinity students celebrated Earth Day and Arbor Day with the “Plant a Tree: Easy as 1, 2, 3” project. The project has three easy steps: pick a young native Florida tree provided by the Science Department, bring it home to plant, and take a photo while planting the tree. Student photos will be collected by the Science Department in order to share with other schools in the future. The project is a part of Palmer Trinity School’s strong commitment to teach sustainability and environmental awareness to students. For more information about the school, visit <www.palmertrinity.org>.

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Wednesday’s council meeting has Publix on the agenda

Michael Miller EXECUTIVE EDITOR

AROUND TOWN Well, folks, Wednesday May 15th is the next Town Council Meeting, and we are told that one of the items on the night’s agenda is the matter of the Shoppes of Cutler Bay and the big new Publix supermarket that would anchor the center. This has been an issue arousing varied opinions over the past year or two, so we expect that residents who are affected in one way or another may want to attend this meeting, too. This month, because there are several “quasi-judicial” matters to be heard as well, the meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m., an hour earlier than usual, but we have it on good authority that the Publix matter won’t come up until 7:00 p.m. or later. As always, the town council meetings are at Town Hall, 10720 Caribbean Boulevard, Cutler Bay. For more info about the meeting, call Town Hall at 305-234-4262 or visit the town’s official website at <www.cutlerbay-fl.gov>. Free Flick! That’s right, Movie Night is at Cutler Ridge Park on Friday May 17, at 7:00 p.m. The park is located at 10100 SW 200 Street, and the big inflated screen will be set up in the elementary school field adjacent to it. This looks like a really cute film the whole family will enjoy, called “Rise of the Guardians” from Dreamworks Studios. Imagine Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and all the other legendary and popular childhood figures banding together to protect humanity, with the quality you’d expect from Dreamworks. Admission is FREE, and the Cutler Ridge Soccer Club will be selling concession food and drinks throughout the night. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. For more info call the Parks and Recreation Department at 305-238-4166. Seniors and others who want to improve their general fitness and look really cool

doing it may want to check out the free Tai Chi classes at Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200th Street, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Tai Chi is said to improve flexibility and balance, help you focus your mind and reduce stress. For more info call the Parks and Recreation Department at 305238-4166. Vacancy! We don’t know the details, but we heard that the Town of Cutler Bay is looking for a person to serve on the Education Advisory Committee. Residents interested in applying to serve should provide a resume, a list of qualifications, or other relevant information to the office of town clerk by Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Town Clerk at 305-234-4262, or in person at 10720 Caribbean Boulevard, Cutler Bay, FL 33189. Like facts & figures? The 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is now online at <www.cutlerbay-fl.gov>. Got pets? If you do and you’re planning a move, or just to travel with them, you may want to check out this website we heard about. TripsWithPets has an online publication called Pets On-the-Move: A Moving Guide for Pets. It’s “designed to be a onestop shop for moving families to get all the information they need to make sure their furry friends are cared for, happy, and safe every step of the way to their new home,” says their PR spokesperson. To learn more visit their website, <www.tripswithpets.com/petmove>. Thought of the Day: Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder. — President George Washington 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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What happens when you spend a lifetime accumulating stuff? BY ERNIE SOCHIN

Vice Mayor One of my all-time favorite comedians was George Carlin, who passed away a few years ago. George did a standup routine back then, which he referred to one of his problems in having too much stuff. One of his solutions to having too much stuff was to move to a larger house, which would allow him to have more stuff. As you get older and the years begin to pass, you accumulate a lot of stuff. I certainly have! Now that my home maintenance manager is retired she has plenty of time to get on my case about having too much stuff. Being the wonderful accommodating husband that I have always been I decided to make an effort to get rid of some of this stuff. This is not as simple as it may sound. Guys, I will need your support on this. When you go to the hardware store to buy a 6/32 x 1/2-inch screw you cannot simply buy one screw but must instead by a box of them. This applies to 8/32, 10/32, various sizes of wood screws and, of course, the various nuts and fasteners that go with them. The end result is lots of rusting corroded hardware in

perfectly good boxes that I simply cannot bring myself to dispose of. Again guys, you know what I mean. The same of course applies to various sizes of wood, lengths of pipe, and pieces of plastic that may someday find a use in your home. I have been very good about some things, however. I threw out an entire collection of 45 rpm records in a perfectly good record storage box. I still haven’t decided what to do with all my eight-track tapes, especially since I don’t even know anyone who has an eight-track tape player. I recently discovered hiding in the back of one of my closets a rack full of cassette tapes. I decided in order to save space, that I would condense them into one plastic box. The problem was the rack I found had two more hidden behind it; perhaps several hundred cassettes. I realized that they were all irreplaceable recordings of my famous (to me) radio shows. How could I possibly part with them? Yes, I could take the time to input them to my computer and put them on DVDs but I have promised to do the same thing with my collection of vinyl records as well. Like most people I have thousands of photographs, taken with old film cameras, just waiting to be scanned into my computer. Yeah sure! I still have boxes of what were once called

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‘floppy disks.” Of course, I have nothing to open them with. Same goes for my collection of ZIP cartridges, another “latest thing.” Anyone need a 5 1/4-inch disk drive. How could I throw such a treasure away? Hey, this is my stuff we are talking about! I still have all my CD installation discs from hardware long gone. What do I do — just heave them? We have discussed the possibility of someday moving to another home. Impossible! There would be no way that I could conceivably pack and organize all of my stuff so that would be accessible in a new location. In other words I am stuck with my stuff. I guess I could just turn this all over to my home maintenance manager but I have watched her go through our refrigerator and food cabinets and throw out food less than a

year after its expiration date. I have no control over this and it seems like waste, but please stay away from my 6/32-inch screws! My books: Anyone who has ever visited my house knows that I have literally millions of pages of books in wall-to-wall bookshelves. It’s most impressive to visitors who probably think that I am brilliant having read all of these. Well I have read all of them but to say that I understand them all would be an overstatement. For years I have carefully removed the jackets from these books as I read them so as to keep them looking fresh and new. The problem is that the entire collection could probably be placed in a $9.95, thumb drive. Oh well, at least I look smart.


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Shame on U.S. Senate for ignoring will of the people R. Kenneth Bluh KENNETH’S COMMENTARY You are member of Congress. You are a Senator or a member of the House of Representatives. It doesn’t matter if you are a Democrat, Republican or an Independent. Unless you are living in a cave without television, newspapers or radio, you know that every national survey (except perhaps a survey conducted by the NRA) says almost 90 percent of Americans favor some sort of a gun sale approval process to weed out the crooks and those with dangerous mental problems. The public doesn’t care if the records are shredded after the sale. They just want to prohibit the sale of guns to those that have a history of wrongdoing or a mental problem that could cause a tragedy. The polling isn’t suggesting that Americans be prohibited from owning guns. They are not advocating ending the sale of guns. Fine, if every law-abiding

American, those of good mental health, want to own a gun. All most Americans ask is that all future sales of guns require a background check to make sure the guns are not falling into the wrong hands. So what happened when such a bill went to the floor of the Senate for a vote on Apr. 17? Flaunting the vast majority of Americans’ wishes the Senators failed to pass the proposed legislation. It would seem the financial support of the National Rifle Association (NRA) trumped the wishes of the public. Although a majority of Senators voted for the bill there were not enough to meet the 60 votes needed to prevent a filibuster. Perhaps, more than the loss of financial support, many Senators fear that not supporting the wishes of the NRA would result in their facing a NRA supported opponent when they come up for reelection. Now Mr. or Ms. Member of Congress, if 90 percent of Americans want some sort of sale clearance, why are you voting against it? Don’t you feel any need to support the demands of your constituents? Don’t you want to get reelected? Why are you being so intimidated by the fringe? You can’t win an election with 10 percent of the voting

• VIEWPOINT • public supporting you. I don’t think the NRA, has sufficient money to turn that 90 percent around. Why even the NRA, just a short time ago, supported background checks on gun buyers. I guess the NRA’s big money backers, the gun manufacturers, fear the loss of sales if criminals and those with mental health problems are prohibited from buying guns. This was a bipartisan issue. The background check bill was drafted, and supported, by Joe Manchim, a Democrat from West Virginia, and Patrick Toomey, a Republican from Pennsylvania. They even exempted from background check sales between individuals in the hope of gaining support from those still on the fence. Senate Leader Harry Reid said “This compromise legislation shouldn’t be controversial.” Shame on our Senate failing on America’s attempt to bring some common sense to gun ownership, flaunting America’s wishes, in order to protect their

support from the NRA. What a spineless bunch of elected officials. One last thought. A law enforcement officer friend once told me “owning a gun to protect your home is fine.” However, he said, “If you pull a gun on someone that just broke into your home you had better be ready to shoot. Because if you don’t and they see you have a gun they will shoot you. You are dead. They will shoot you the moment they see a gun in your hand. And, if you do shoot make sure it is a burglar, not your wife or kid up going to the bathroom in the middle of the night.” What more can I say? We appreciate your opinions on this column whether in agreement or disagreement. Please send your comments to (fax number) 305-6626980 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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Land Rover dealerships host Owner’s Day Off-Road Event BY JENNIFER GUTIERREZ

Land Rover North and South Dade, divisions of Warren Henry Auto Group, hosted the annual Owner’s Day Off-Road Track Event on Apr. 13 and 14. Guests experienced exhilarating rugged terrain as they navigated their vehicles through a custom-made track with a certified Land Rover instructor. The Track Event provides a unique opportunity for owners to take advantage of the unparalleled capabilities their Land Rover has to offer. Drivers learn to properly navigate steep ascents and descents, pick the right line on side tilts, and maintain vehicle control in challenging off-road settings. Following the drive, guests enjoyed breakfast bites courtesy of Dunkin Donuts and a barbecue lunch courtesy of Warren Henry Auto Group. Event partners included Gables Ponce and Island’s Gem Spring Water. Land Rover North Dade is located at 20800 NW Second Ave. (US 441) and Land Rover South Dade located at 16750 S. Dixie Hwy. For more information, call 1-866-379-9844 (North Dade), 1-866-4137426 (South Dade) or visit online at <www.landrovernorthdade.com> and <www.landroversouthdade.com>.

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Arboleya to receive Scouting’s top national award for adults BY JESSICA DROUET

The National Court of Honor of the Boy Scouts of America will recognize Carlos Arboleya’s 53 years of adult service with the BSA’s oldest and highest commendation for extraordinary and truly noteworthy service of a national character to Scouting and the youth of America — the Silver Buffalo Award. One of South Florida’s most recognized businessmen, Arboleya’s success story is that of the American dream. After arriving in Miami in 1959 from Cuba, he rose from an inventory clerk to vice president at a shoe factory. He then reentered banking, the industry in which he worked in Cuba. In a short time, Arboleya made a name for himself. He continuously used the recognition to support the community and his true passion, working for the advancement and guidance of local youth. It is this passion that has led to Arboleya’s participation in the Boy Scouts of America. The success of Hispanic Scouting in South Florida is attributed largely to Arboleya’s leadership, commitment and effort, both personally and financially. He recruited and trained the manpower to lead and organize troops in Miami’s Hispanic community. He is the founder of the Lincoln-Marti Boy and Girl Scout Camporee, held at the Carlos J. Arboleya Camping and Picnic Grounds in Miami for the past 43 years, which is attended by approximately 3,500 Scouts annually. Arboleya is a recipient of numerous Scouting awards, including the Silver Beaver Award on the council level, the Silver Antelope Award on the regional basis, the Vale la Pena (It Is Worthwhile) national award, the St. George Award from the National Catholic Committee on Scouting and the Cuban Silver Fleur-de-

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Lis symbolizing the Scout movement in Cuba before communism. Created in 1925, the first Silver Buffalo Award was conferred upon Lord BadenPowell, founder of the Scouting movement and Chief Scout of the World, with other notable recipients including: Charles A. Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, James A. Lovell Jr., John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Norman Rockwell, Charles M. Schulz, Walt Disney, Hank Aaron, Vince Lombardi, Bob Hope, Marian Anderson, Irving Berlin, Art Linkletter, Marian Wright, H. Ross Perot, J.W. Marriott, General Colin L. Powell, Bill Gates and 14 presidents of the United States. The Silver Buffalo Award will be presented to Arobleya at the national annual meeting of the Boy Scouts of America in Dallas, TX, on May 24. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, visit <www.scouting.org>.

Miami-Dade Commission meeting coming to S. Miami-Dade, May 21 BY ROSA QUIROZ

As part of her two-year term leading the Miami-Dade County Commission, chair Rebeca Sosa hopes to provide access to residents of all areas within the county by hosting the first offsite commission meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 8:30 a.m., at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Typically, commission meetings are held at

the Commission Chamber of the Stephen P. Clark Center in Downtown Miami, but Sosa has a mission to bring meetings to other areas of the community, such as South Dade, North Dade and possibly university campuses. The aim is to bring government closer to residents. The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is located at 10950 SW 211 St. in Cutler Bay. For more information, visit <www.smdcac.org> or call the office of Commissioner Sosa at 305-375-4696.

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Miami Dade College recognized for its commitment to diversity BY ROXANA ROMERO

Miami Dade College (MDC) is no stranger to prestigious honors. It is ranked among the top colleges in the U.S., with a commitment to quality, diversity, innovation and best practices. The latest honor comes from American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) which conferred upon MDC its Advancing Diversity Award for its significant contributions — over a sustained period of time — to advancing diversity in community college leadership, the community, and within higher education as a whole. The first award of its kind, it recognizes MDC’s ongoing dedication to social equity for all students and personnel; reflects the diversity of its community and student population; models innovative and progressive practices that support institutional diversity, and maintains and advocates for policies that support diversity at local, state, and national levels. Under the leadership of Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, MDC’s president, the college has graduated more Hispanics and

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African-Americans than any other college in the country. MDC students represent 185 countries and speak 94 languages; in terms of its full-time workforce, 75 percent of administrators, 63 percent of faculty, and 88 percent of staff are minorities. “This recognition is truly on behalf of everyone who is part of what we call ‘Democracy’s College.’ Diversity is a cornerstone in everything we do. At MDC, we have proven that diversity, open access and quality can go hand in hand,” Dr. Padrón said. The awards ceremony took place on Apr. 23 during the AACC’s 93rd annual convention in San Francisco. The AACC established the Awards of Excellence to align with key recommendations of the 21st Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges, a blueribbon group that issued its findings last spring. Its mission is to elevate community colleges that are at the vanguard of progressive practices. Finalists for the AACC Awards of Excellence were chosen by a specially appointed committee of the AACC board of directors.


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West Kendall Baptist Hospital names board chair, vice chair BY DONNA VAN DER DIJS

West Kendall Baptist Hospital has named Aída Shafer as chair of its board of directors. Shafer, who previously served as vice chair, replaces the late Tony Alonso who died in October 2012. Shafer is owner of the certified public accounting firm Viciana & Shafer PA in Coral Gables. She is a graduate of Florida State University and an active volunteer in local Christian organizations. She also serves on the Baptist Health South Florida board of trustees. Scott Weston, a broker/partner with the commercial real estate firm Maddux and Company, has been named vice chair of the West Kendall Baptist Hospital board. Weston serves on the board of trustees of Baptist Health, as well as the boards of the Baptist Health South Florida Foundation, Baptist Health Enterprises and Baptist Outpatient Services. “Aída Shafer has served in various leadership positions in the Baptist Health network and is a founding member of the board of West Kendall Baptist Hospital,” said Javier Hernández-Lichtl, CEO of West Kendall Baptist Hospital. “She has a deep knowledge of our operations and is well-equipped to lead our board as we continue to grow and expand our services,” he added. “I have big shoes to fill, as Tony Alonso was widely respected and loved throughout Baptist Health,” Shafer said. “He recruited me to serve on this board. As the hospital enters its second year of operation, I hope to continue his legacy of strong and principled leadership for the benefit of the residents of West Kendall.” All board members serve as volunteers, without compensation. They also must abide by a rigid conflict-of-interest policy that prevents them or their family members from

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Palmer Trinity School hosts its 22nd annual Book Fair

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Palmer Trinity School hosted its 22nd annual Book Fair on Monday, Apr. 22, featuring local New York Times bestselling author James Grippando. Parents transformed the school gymnasium into an elegant dining room with table themes like “Nancy Drew Mysteries” and “The Nutcracker.” Money raised at the Book Fair supports Palmer Trinity Matheson Library with funding for books, library automation software, furniture, shelving and special projects. In the past two years,

proceeds from the event greatly enhanced online research databases, which provide an invaluable resource for student research. The Book Fair continued with a weeklong campus book sale for students, faculty, and staff thanks to Books and Books. This year, the event helped raise over $11,000. Most importantly, the event helped strengthen the intellectual mission of the library through promoting love for books, reading, and the attainment of academic excellence. For more information about the school, visit <www.palmertrinity.org>.


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Miami Dade College’s (MDC) softball head coach Gina De Aguero hit one out of the park for the team, clinching the 2013 Southern Conference Coach of the Year Award. The Miami native, now in her second year as MDC’s softball coach, steered the Lady Sharks to first place at the Southern Conference Championship. Coaching for the past 10 years, De Aguero has used her extensive experience

to lead her Kendall Campus team to a 2812 season, thus far. She and the Lady Sharks took what they learned on the field and competed in the state tournament, the first week of May. In 2012, MDC came in second place in its conference. MDC has a winning sports history. Its athletic teams have earned a total of 33 NJCAA titles, and many of the college’s baseball players have gone on to excel in the Major Leagues. Most recently, the softball team was the 2010 national champion squad.

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Parks offer water safety, Learn-to-Swim classes BY LEE STEPHENS

With the warm summer months ahead many families will be spending more time poolside or at the beach, so there is no time like the present to prepare your child for being safe in and around water. The Miami-Dade County Commission has designated the month of May as “Water Safety Month,” during which the MiamiDade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department is partnering with the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade to heighten public awareness about the urgency for all youth to receive water safety instruction and swimming lessons to prevent drowning. In support of this initiative, families are encouraged to attend informative learn-toswim “Summer Safety Splash” community events and register their children for MiamiDade County Parks’ Learn-to-Swim classes. Nationally, drowning is the second-leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1-14. Florida has the second-highest number of drowning incidents in the United States, and Miami-Dade County leads the state in drowning deaths. “We live in a county surrounded by water, so it is critical that citizens make water safety and swimming lessons a priority for their children,” said Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “These essential skills can help save lives. Just one drowning is too many.” Miami-Dade Parks director Jack Kardys added, “To keep children safe around water, they need to learn how to swim. Our MiamiDade Parks Learn-to-Swim classes empower children and enable them to safely enjoy a lifetime of fun in and around the water.” Free community events are presented by Miami-Dade County Parks and Miami Children’s Hospital, with support from AvMed Health Plans, Assurant, the Larry Little Legends Golf Classic and other sup-

porters of the Swim for Jenny Memorial Fund. The fund provides free swimming lessons to disadvantaged children. More information is available at <www.swimforjenny.org>. Activities will include drowning rescue demonstrations; swimming lesson demonstrations; interactive activities related to water safety; supervised water fun for children in the pool and splash playground, and information on the importance of water safety from community leaders. Locally, the Summer Safety Splash will take place on May 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at A.D. Barnes Pool, 3401 SW 72 Ave. It is sponsored by Miami-Dade County Commission chair Rebecca Sosa. Miami-Dade County Parks Learn-toSwim classes are taught by certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. Learn-to-Swim classes include Parent and Tot (ages 2=5), Levels 1-6 (ages 6-18) and adults. For more information or to register, contact the pool of your interest.

Area year-round pools: • A.D. Barnes Pool, 3401 SW 72 Ave., 305- 665-1626; • Helen Sands Pool, 16350 SW 280 St., 305-248-1386, and • Tamiami Pool, 11201 SW 24 St., 305223-7077. Area seasonal pools (open summer months only): • Naranja Pool, 14150 SW 264 St., 305257-0404; • Sgt. Joseph Delancy Pool, 14375 Boggs Dr., 305-238-5692, and • Tropical Estates Pool, 10201 SW 48 St., 305-221-5041. All pools are outdoors and pool lifts are available at all pools.


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Ohio State Buckeyes 8U wins the HPBSA championship

MCH’s Radio Lollipop to host annual ‘A Night at the Improv’ BY JENNIFER CAMINAS

The Ohio State Buckeyes Softball team (8U age division) won the Howard Palmetto Softball 1 championship. The girls finished the season with a 11-5 record and went on to win all their games in the playoffs, including the championship on Apr. 20. Pictured with their trophies are (l-r, top row) coaches Kristina Picon and Luis Zabala; (middle row) Zaria Wright, Alyssa Zabala, Sophia Moran, Riley Diedrick, and Samantha Diedrick; (bottom row) Tatiana Christin-Smith, Annelise Alvarez, Lauren Blanco, Kaitlyn Oikle, Angelina Diaz and Gianna Perez.

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Radio Lollipop, Miami Children’s Hospital’s (MCH) in-house radio station, will host a night filled with fun and laughter at its annual “A Night at the Improv.” The comedy show will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St. in Coconut Grove. Local comedians Dean Napolitano, Jon Vargas and Orlando Leyba will donate their time to bring smiles to attendees. This year’s show, hosted by DJ106.5’s DJ Laz and NBC6’s Roxanne Vargas, will benefit the renovation of the 16-year-old radio station, which brings joy, laughter, play and entertainment to hospitalized children at Miami Children’s Hospital. Tickets for the event can be purchased for $30 each and one ticket is good for two admissions. Raffle tickets also can be purchased for the chance to win one of many donated prizes, including a trip for two to Curacao courtesy of Viva Travel, a sevenday Royal Caribbean Cruise, a two-night

stay at the Ritz Carlton St. Thomas, brunch for two at the Biltmore Hotel and many more. This year’s raffle tickets are 6 for $20 or 15 for $30. Radio Lollipop was founded in England and MCH was the first hospital to establish a U.S. program. Radio Lollipop is the only hospital-run radio program in South Florida. A group of talented and passionate volunteers provide entertainment, music, crafts and activities to hospitalized children on a weekly basis. During program hours patients can visit the studio, help Radio Lollipop presenters ddejay the show, work on creative activities, win on-air prizes and request songs. Radio Lollipop at MCH broadcasts live from the main playroom studio every Terrific Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday and Thrilling Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. To purchase “Night at the Improv” and raffle tickets contact Miami Children’s Hospital’s Community and Volunteer Resources Department at 786-624-4431 or visit miamiimprov.com.


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Party and Bridal Expo coming to Temple Beth Am, May 19 BY RITA DIAZ

Everyone likes to share special moments with friends and family and everyone loves a great party, but did you know that Moses also told us it was a good thing to do? He reminded the people who were just about to enter the Promised Land that it was imperative to take time to celebrate and rejoice over their good fortune. Although we really don’t need permission from a Biblical leader to have a party, it’s good to know that we’re following God’s word when we do. Temple Beth Am is hosting a Party and Bridal Expo and to help you get started planning, whether it’s a bris, bar or bat mitzvah, christening, quince or wedding. The Expo is free and open to everyone on Sunday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Temple Beth Am, 5950 N. Kendall Dr. Invite your friends, family, neighbors and co workers. There will be tons of food sampling, specialty drinks and lots of great giveaways. Life cycle events are cause for celebration. In Judaism, when a baby boy is born, we plan a bris on the eighth day of his life. This event includes a ritual circumcision, which connects the child to his Jewish heritage dating back to Abraham’s covenant with God. Boys receive a Hebrew name at their Bris, while baby girls are given a Hebrew name during a ceremony held during worship services. At the age of 13, Jewish boys and girls may become a bar or bat mitzvah, which literally means son (bar) or daughter (bat) of the Commandments. This rite of passage defines our youth as adults in the community, responsible for carrying out full moral and religious duties. The next life-cycle event is the wedding and the synagogue hosts many of them in the beautiful sanctuary (complete with bride’s room), chapel and exquisite ballroom. Call for a tour.

And, then there are birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and so many other accomplishments and blessings that are worth commemorating with a special celebration. At the Party and Bridal Expo, you will find party-related vendors that can address all of your needs and answer all of your questions. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet and interview these different vendors in one place. So, who can you meet and talk to at the Party and Bridal Expo? Who will give you ideas and suggestions? There will be photographers, videographers, bands and deejays. The florists can design a whole room or create an intimate centerpiece for a dinner party. Looking for party favors? There will be several options. Stationery and invitation needs will be met as well. If you are looking for entertainment or set designers, they will be there too. Party planners will be able to point you in the right direction and take direction! Caterers and venue representatives will be able to help with menu ideas and location details and area hotels can provide accommodations for your guests. In addition to meeting the Party and Bridal Expo vendors, you will be given a free booklet to take home and use as a reference guide. This resource will supply additional names and contact numbers of vendors that can help provide party-related services. So, come join the fun, whether you’re planning something for next week, next month or next year. And let’s remember Moses’ words to the people, that not only must you take time to celebrate and rejoice, but it’s in those moments that we can fully appreciate all the blessings given to us by God. For more information on the Party and Bridal Expo or for details about congregation membership incentives, call 305-6676667, ext. 107, or send email to <rdiaz@tbam.org>.


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Artist Tracy Ellyn’s project uses art for healing purpose BY GARY ALAN RUSE

Miami artist and educator Tracy Ellyn has been using her skills and knowledge of art in an unexpected way with a program called the Zen Tov Project. Its purpose is healing. “I started the project about 20 years ago while contemplating Picasso’s quote, ‘The meaning of life is to find your gift; the purpose of life is to give it away’,” Ellyn said. “I had just enjoyed two decades of a fashion design career in New York and Europe, and it was time to share this gift, which was so freely given to me by the universe, with the next generation. In particular, I was interested in giving to those of talent or need who would otherwise not have such an opportunity.” Having met Mark Knobel, president of The Life Quest Foundation, she joined forces with him to create the Zen Tov Project, which is the therapeutic arts branch of Life Quest. Life Quest advocates for individuals with a variety of impediments who are unable to navigate the maze of social services. “My goal is to help people use the creative process to heal, improve their well-being and overcome their circumstances, whether physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, financial, familial, bereavement, or any other life-related circumstances,” she said. “The creative process is healing and life-enhancing, whether due to an inner state or an outer catastrophic event. We want to provide cathartic expression, as well as talent-related opportunities that could provide once-in-alifetime opportunities to fulfill their gift and/or move out

Tracy Ellyn of The Zen Tov Project (left) and Ana Carolina Moreno of Art Center Miami are pictured during their art opening at Aba House Gallery. The event raised funds from the proceeds for the Emmaus Medical Mission to Guatemala.

of their circumstances.” In the past she has through her project provided such things as art and school supplies to Haitian orphanages after the earthquake, art classes and art therapy consultations for special needs youth and adults, art scholarships for Miami’s magnet art students of talent who could not afford their class museum trips, and tickets to special performing art events to children and teens that were challenged physically, mentally or financially. She has used art projects to help adolescent teens in substance abuse rehabilitation programs and various support groups, anti-bullying groups, and by donating gallery art pieces as fundraising for non-profit organizations. She also has done murals for in-need institutions that wish to promote their important work or enhance their environment. “I will soon be doing projects with the Children’s Bereavement Center, helping youngsters express their grief through the creation of emotion sculptures and art journaling,” Ellyn said. “The goal of the Miami-based CBC is to enable children and families to acknowledge change and integrate loss with healthful grief and mourning. Later in the year, I plan to do artwork with foster children and teens in the areas of self-esteem and transitioning to adult life.” For information search the Zen Tov Project on Google+ where a blog and inspiring photos and videos can be found. “We are grateful to be able to continue to provide artsrelated services and experiences that can help transform lives both locally and around the world,” she said.


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Active shooter tactical training drill takes place in Dolphin Mall May 1 multiagency active shooter training event draws units to Dolphin Mall in the wee hours of the morning.

BY MICHELLE HAMMONTREE-GARCIA

The City of Sweetwater hosted an active shooter multi-agency, hands-on tactical training event on May 1, from 4 to 7:45 a.m., in Dolphin Mall. The active shooter scenario started with uniform patrol units responding to an active shooter at Dolphin Mall. The subject was taken into custody while at least three more armed subjects were loose in the mall. There also were several victims remaining inside the mall. The tactical training slowed down to perform a methodical search using K-9 units and SWAT personnel, while uniformed units rescued victims. Victims were carried outside to

awaiting ambulances. Agencies that participated include: Sweetwater Police Department, Florida International University Police, Hialeah Police, Homestead Police Department, Virginia Gardens Police Department, Coral Gables Police Department, Hollywood Police Department, Miami-Dade Police Department, South Florida Reception Center, North Miami Beach Police Department, Miami Gardens Police Department, Pinecrest Police Department, Custom Boarder and Protection, Homeland Security Investigations, Doral Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigations, School Board Police Department and El Portal Police Department.


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Redland International Orchid Show Deering Estate presents Theatre Lab returning to Fruit and Spice Park in partnership with Theatre League BY BRIAN CULLEN

BY CATHY GUERRA

The 17th annual Redland International Orchid Show will take place May 17-19 at the Fruit and Spice Park located at 24801 SW 187 Ave. in Homestead. The largest annual orchid show in the United States features more than 50 booths of educational exhibits and orchid vendors. The American Orchid Societyjudged event showcases various types of orchids, plants, and unique supplies for sale, as well as lectures by experts, raffles and international food. Admission is $10 per person and children under 12 years of age are admitted free. Doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. For more information, call the Fruit and Spice Park at 305-247-5727. Fruit and Spice Park, operated by the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, grows more than 500 varieties of sub-tropical fruits, herbs, spices, vegetables and nuts from around the world on 39 lush acres

In partnership with the South Florida Theatre League, the Deering Estate at Cutler presents an Improvisation Workshop with Michael Yawney as part of its Theatre Lab on Sunday, May 19, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Visitor Center Exhibit Room at the Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72 Ave. The Improv Class is recommended for ages 16 and older and the cost is $15 per person. Through physical improvisation, participants will develop skills that deepen their ability to respond to other actors and to the onstage environment. Most American actor training focuses on character and story. The Viewpoints focus on what is happening in the present moment, encouraging perform-

in the agricultural Redland. The park offers daily botanical tours, fruit tasting and naturalist led workshops. For more information, visit <www.fruitandspicepark.org>.

ers to follow their gut feeling.. Michael Yawney is a director/playwright whose work has been seen at the Arsht Center and the Public Theater of South Florida. He currently is on the faculty of Florida International University. The Theatre Lab at the Deering Estate at Cutler is a performance art series and residency opportunity developed in partnership with the South Florida Theatre League. The South Florida Theatre League is an alliance of theatrical organizations and professionals dedicated to nurturing, promoting, and advocating for the growth and prestige of the South Florida theatre industry. For more information on the Deering Estateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s educational and cultural programs, visit online at <www.deeringestate.org>.


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Deering Estate lecture series CHI receives $1.9M federal grant to discuss ‘Coastal Carnivores’ to expand its healthcare services BY TIFFANI HELBERG

BY CATHY GUERRA

South Florida is host to some of the richest natural resources in the world. The balance of human and natural systems in our growing urban community is central to political, cultural, and academic dialogues regarding the environment. “Speaking Sustainably” is a film and lecture series offered free to the public at the Deering Estate at Cutler in partnership with FIU’s School of Environment, Arts and Society. The series intends to engage the community with critical environmental issues of the 21st Century and to inspire action. The next event, free and open to the public, is Wednesday, May 22, at 7 p.m, at the Visitor Center Auditorium. The ?topic is “Coastal Carnivores” featuring Mike Heithaus, PhD, executive director, FIU School of Environment, Arts and Society; Philip Matich, doctoral candidate, FIU Biological Sciences, and Adam Rosenblatt,

doctoral candidate, FIU Biological Sciences. On the southern tip of the Florida Everglades, the Shark River meets the Gulf of Mexico to form an estuary where a number of predators, including alligators and bull sharks, call home. Humans have greatly reduced water flows across this famed “River of Grass.” Scientists from Florida International University have been studying predators in the estuary to understand how these animals will respond to changes in water flows, and to ensure they continue to fulfill their role in the food web. The screening will be followed by a panel-led discussion and Q&A session. For more information visit online at <http://seas.fiu.edu> or call 305-919-6000. The Deering Estate at Cutler, a MiamiDade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Ave. For more information on the Deering Estate’s educational and cultural programs, visit <www.deeringestate.org>.

Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI) recently received a $1.9 million federal grant to provide healthcare services to some of the most needy and under-served people in Coconut Grove and South Miami. Out of several bids, the Health Resources and Services Administration choose CHI as the provider of choice to bring primary medical care and a host of other services to that area. This is just one of three new centers to open in the next four months. The new Coconut Grove, South Miami and Kendall centers will bring CHI’s services farther North into areas previously not serviced by the non-profit company. The majority of CHI’s seven current healthcare centers are farther south, primarily in the South MiamiDade area. “We welcome the opportunity to move into that area,” said Colonel Brodes Hartley Jr., president and CEO of CHI. “Coconut Grove, South Miami and Kendall are areas with tremendous need and we will be bringing in the same high level services there that CHI already has established farther south and in Marathon.”

The three centers will reach hundreds of thousands of people both lower and middle income to help fill the healthcare gap. Health services will be provided regardless of the person’s lack of insurance or ability to pay based on a sliding fee scale. Community Health of South Florida has been providing a variety of healthcare services to Miami-Dade and Monroe counties for more than 40 years. It will bring its same exemplary services to the three new centers including: primary care, ob-gyn, dental, pediatrics, behavioral health and more. Door-to door transportation for patients, pharmacy services and delivery also are part of the CHI one-stop shopping model for care. CHI is designated as a level 3 patient centered medical home. That’s the highest level of care designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. It is just one of many such awards and designations given to CHI for its commitment to putting patient care first at its state of the art healthcare centers. “I am tremendously proud of CHI and its progress,” Col. Hartley said. “We will continue to reduce barriers and increase access to good healthcare.”


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2013 SMCRA Summer Youth Program Scholarship The South Miami Community Redevelopment Agency is Currently Offering Scholarship Funding Assistance for South Miami Community Redevelopment Area Youth Entering the City of South Miami’s Summer Youth Program. The City of South Miami Summer Youth Program currently provides ten weeks of academic and recreational programming for South Miami Area Youth.

Program Location: Gibson Bethel Community Center Program Dates: June 7th - August 16th (8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) Age Group: 5yrs (Must Have Completed Grade-K) – 17yrs SMCRA Application Acceptance Date: (Beginning) Thursday, May 16, 2013 SMCRA Application Submittal Deadline: (Ending) May 24, 2013 For more information please contact the South Miami Community Redevelopment Agency (SMCRA) Offices at: 5825 SW 68th Street, Suite 4, Office 400 South Miami, Fl 33143 (305)668-7239 or (305) 668-7236 (Phone) (305) 284-0912 (fax) Exterior of Miami Children’s Museum ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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Viator Travel Blog, a highly respected travel site on the Internet, has named Miami Children’s Museum one of the “Ten Best Children’s Museums In The World.” This news comes following the recent annual gala where MCM raised nearly $1 million for educational programming. In naming the MCM one of the world’s 10 best Viator proclaimed the museum: “Featuring 56,500 square feet of space to play, imagine and create. Families could easily spend all day exploring the museum’s many exhibits. Cure sick pets in Pet

Central, play firefighter in the Safety Zone, give a checkup in the Health & Wellness Center or pick up groceries for dinner at the Supermarket. There are 14 themed rooms in total, each allowing children to learn while having fun.” Miami Children’s Museum is located at 980 MacArthur Causeway on Watson Island. Admission is $16 for adults and children, $12 for Florida residents, free for children under 1 year, and admission for museum members is complimentary. For more information contact the museum at 305-373-KIDS (5437) or visit online at <www.miamichildrensmuseum.org>.


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GroveHouse Artists members exhibit opening at Deering Estate, June 19 BY CATHY GUERRA

The GroveHouse Artists eighth annual members exhibit opening will take place on Wednesday, June 19, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Deering Estate at Cutler. The GroveHouse Artists exhibit opening is free to the public. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available. The GroveHouse Artists memberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exhibit is curated by GroveHouse Artists director Barbara Tejada. Displayed throughout the historic homes, the show highlights award winning pieces from the annual Affair on Plein Air Event, a two-day juried on-site painting experience. The exhibit will be on display daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., from

May 24 through July 26 and is free with estate admission. GroveHouse Artists is a 501(c)(3) not for profit, cooperative art gallery whose purpose is to provide a venue for local artists to exhibit their original art work. GroveHouse Artists also strives to establish a community forum for awareness and participation in the arts and the art experience by presenting cultural programs, presentations, and exhibits that are open and free to the public. The Deering Estate at Cutler, a MiamiDade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Ave. For more information on the Deering Estateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s educational and cultural programs, visit online at <www.deeringestate.org>.


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Biscayne National Park seeks volunteers for public contact BY LEE STEPHENS

If you enjoy working with people and have a bit of free time, consider volunteering at Biscayne National Park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center, located east of Homestead. Volunteers introduce visitors from around the world to the park and answer questions from an information desk overlooking beautiful Biscayne Bay. In addition to covering the information desk, public contact volunteers also rove the boardwalk at Convoy Point to provide park information, explain regulations and answer questions. Volunteers generally contribute four hours once or twice per week. They work side by side with park rangers, and enjoy training opportunities and excursions in the park. Heading into the summer, the park is tight on “people power” to keep the Dante Fascell Visitor Center open for park visitors.

“Volunteers give a warm welcome, provide information, make a lasting impression, are valued members of our team, and make the park a great place to visit,” said Biscayne National Park superintendent Brian Carlstrom. The park will provide volunteers with a uniform and training to prepare them for service as ambassadors to Biscayne National Park and the National Park Service. Additionally, summer is the slow season affording time to read up on the park’s unique ecosystems and colorful human history between groups of visitors. For more information or to apply, contact Christiana Admiral, Biscayne National Park chief of interpretation at 305-2301144, ext. 018, or visit the park’s website at <www.nps.gov/bisc> and select “support your park” from the menu on the left side of the page. For more information on Biscayne National Park, call 305-2307275, ext. 0 or visit the park’s website at <www.nps.gov/bisc>.

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OrchidMania South Florida schedules 15th annual orchid sale, May 25-26 BY MARIANNE SWAN

Great plants and great prices for a great cause are what you will find at OrchidMania South Florida’s 15th annual orchid sale on Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, at Dante Fascell Park, 8600 SW 57 Ave. (Red Road) in South Miami. The sale will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. There will be tents and tables filled with orchids of all varieties, appealing to beginners, serious collectors, and everyone in between who just loves these fascinating plants. And you can feel good about your purchases because proceeds benefit the Pediatric This is just one of many beautiful orchids available at the sale. AIDS program at the University of ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ing tips for the plants you choose to take Miami Miller School of Medicine. OrchidMania South Florida is an all-vol- home. And if the orchid bug already has unteer organization of orchid enthusiasts. bitten you, OrchidMania welcomes new Throughout the year, the volunteers meet volunteers. It is a great way to learn from on Sundays at the OrchidMania green- experts and give back to your community house to care for the orchids that have been at the same time. To learn more about the organization, donated by commercial growers and hobbyists. These knowledgeable volunteers check out the website at <www.orchidmawill gladly provide expert care and grow- nia.org> or call 305-667-2992.


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Honda Civic design upgraded with new standard features

Ron Beasley AUTOMOTIVE EDITOR

LET’S TALK CARS The popular Honda Civic returns for 2013 with a host of design upgrades and new standard features, while continuing with the efficiency and value that has made it an icon for 40 years. The 2013 Civic Sedan and Coupe are available in LX, EX, EX-L and Si models, with the Civic Hybrid, Civic Natural Gas and Civic HF offered in the sedan. The entry model DX has been discontinued. The Civic Sedan gets new front and rear exterior styling and the interior on all models received extensive styling upgrades. Up front, a new open-mouth lower bumper with a horizontal chrome accent and a sportier black honeycomb mesh grille is anchored by new integrated fog lights on EX-L and higher trims. The grille is flanked by new clearlens corner lights and the front end flows into a new taller, more deeply faceted hood. To the rear, a new bumper design and trunk lid are capped by a clean, horizontal chrome

trim piece. The rear bumper features integrated reflector treatments and a new lower diffuser panel finished with a honeycomb mesh vent. Restyled wheels on all models help sharpen the look. Under the hood, the Civic lineup includes the fuel efficient, all-aluminum, 140-hp, iVTEC 1.8-liter 16-valve four-cylinder engine (28/39/32 mpg city/hwy/combined) that delivers 128 pounds-feet of torque at 4300 rpm. It’s mated to either a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. Also available is a sporty all-aluminum, 201hp, i-VTEC 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve engine paired to a six-speed manual transmission. Other power options include 1.8-liter, 110 hp a natural gas engine (available in 37 states) and a 1.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid powerplant mated to Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system and its lithiumion battery pack. Paired to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), the Civic Hybrid earns a city/hwy/combined EPA rating of 44/44/44 mpg. All Civic models have Honda’s ECO Assist technology, which with the push of the green dash-mounted “ECON” button helps drivers operate the vehicle more fuel efficiently. New safety technologies built into the Civic include the application of the next-gen Advanced Compatibility Engineering II

Civic Sedan has a new open-mouth lower bumper with a horizontal chrome accent and a sportier, black honeycomb mesh grille anchored by new integrated fog lights.

(ACE II) body structure, which includes additional front end structures designed to help increase occupant protection by dispersing crash energy in frontal crashes. Also new are SmartVent side airbags and side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor. Available Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems make their debut in the 2013 Civic Hybrid. All 2013 Civic models come standard equipped with such features as Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and Audio, rearview camera,

color i-MID display, USB/iPod connection, Pandora Interface, a SMS text feature, steering wheel audio controls, exterior temperature gauge and sliding center-console armrest. Pricing on the 2013 Honda LX Sedan starts at $18,165. 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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Evacuate and recharge A/C system with up to 2 lbs. of R134A Freon Check system pressures Inspect compressor, drive belts & all visible components FREE 33 point inspection Offer good at participating locations. Most cars and light trucks. Must present coupon at time of write-up to receive discount. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts. Expires 6/30/13

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00 Expires 6/30/13

Auto-Lab is equipped to perform the following services: Computerized Diagnostic Service Computer System Service All Engine Repairs Engine Replacement Air Conditioning Service Alignments Batteries Belts & Hoses Brakes Chassis & Suspension Service Cooling System Service Electrical Repairs Engine Exhaust Systems Fuel Injection Service Oil & Filter Change Starters & Alternators Tire Repair & Replacement Transmission Tune-ups 4x4 Repairs Diesel Repair & Maintenance Towing & Shuttle Available

Expires 6/30/13

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