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Town’s July 4 celebration attracts largest turnout BY GARY ALAN RUSE

lways one of the most popular events each year, the 46th Annual Cutler Bay-Whispering Pines 4th of July Celebration at Whispering Pines Park was once again a big success, drawing more people than ever. “There were approximately 1.500 people, which was a little bit larger than last year,” said town manager Rafael Casals. The event was started in 1967 by Louise Lockwood, an area pioneer who helped keep it going every year until 2011 when she handed the work over to Mark Zipay, Andy Moss, Fidelma Farinas and Jennifer Kelley of the Whispering Pines Civic Association. The parade to celebrate America’s birthday always is sponsored by the Town of Cutler Bay, the Whispering Pines Civic Association and the Whispering Pines Woman’s Club. It is known for its participation by local groups, its homebuilt floats, decorated bikes and colorful patriotic costumes. “I like the parade,” Casals said. “To me it’s the hometown crowd. I like seeing the neighbors there to say hello too. There are the impromptu floats and the golf carts. It has a great small town feel to it.”

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Dwindling support dooms Council’s annual art in the park event

Cutler Bay native completes prestigious grad fellowship

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Pictured is the 2008 event at Coral Reef Park.

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he once highly popular annual event, “Saturday and Sunday in the Park with Art,” presented by the Cultural Council Inc., is a thing of the past, according to Yolly Buchmann, president of the organization. Proceeds from the art show were used to benefit the scholarship fund established by the Cultural Council to provide tuition assistance to talented students entering Florida colleges and universities to major in art and music. There was no admission charge, but the exhibiting artists paid fees to participate. First held in 1985 at the Deering Estate where it continued until 1992 and Hurricane

Andrew, the event then moved to Fairchild Tropical Garden until 2000. It relocated to Palmetto Bay’s Coral Reef Park in 2003, where it ran successfully through 2008. In 2009 it moved to the Palmetto Bay Village Center on Old Cutler Road at SW 184th Street when, according to Buchmann, new fees and charges for the use of Coral Reef Park meant that there would be no funds left for tuition assistance. Buchmann, now 87, laments the loss of the event, which she says no longer takes place due to a lack of public support. “After the village threw us out of Coral Reef Park, Scott Silver was gracious enough to allow us to have the event at

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utler Bay native Emma Lopez has completed the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s nationally recognized and highly competitive Graduate Fellowship Program. Chosen from hundreds of applicants from across the country, Lopez, who recently received a master’s in environmental engineering from Florida International University, was the 201213 CHCI – Shell STEM Graduate Fellow, completing a nine-month fellowship split between the National Science Foundation and the Washington, DC, office of Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas). The nation’s premier Hispanic youth leadership development and educational organization, CHCI picked Lopez as one of only eight recent graduates for the program; other fellows worked on health, housing, law and education issues. Their intensive work experience, enhanced by weekly leadership training sessions with national policy leaders, was capped off by the CHCI Young Latino Leaders Summit Series, Apr. 15, on Capitol Hill, during which the fellows, members of Congress and subject matter experts participated in a range of in-depth discussions addressing some of the most critical issues facing Latinos today. “My experience as a fellow has

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Fourth of July flyovers lift eyes toward S. Florida skies BY SUZETTE RICE

Wings Over Miami Air Museum at the Kendall Tamiami Executive Airport celebrated July 4 differently this year. Normally closed for the holiday, Wings opened its doors and invited the public to watch three of its planes take off for a

series of flyovers timed to honor veterans at various community holiday events. The three WWII era planes flew wingto-wing across the county from the airport to the Village of Key Biscayne and its annual celebration. On the return trip to the Kendall, the planes flew directly over Palmetto Bay’s Mangowood community

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and its seventh annual flag-raising event. A short flight from there was a flyover of the Cutler Bay festivity in Whispering Pines before returning to the museum ramp. Waiting at the hangar were visitors who greeted the returning pilots, peeked inside the planes and took many photos. Mangowood resident George Tabor reported back to Fred Schlafly, lead pilot for the mornFormation of aircraft flies over Wings Over Miami. ing’s museum event, that (Photo by Allen Lubitz) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– “The weather was perfect. We had a great crowd. The planes all flew capabilities to be able to participate in a forover as the Star Spangled Banner was mation flight. While most of the planes at the museum are air worthy, not all of them being sung and the flag was raised.” Wings Over Miami has a group of skilled have the capacity to fly formation flights. While the normal military flyovers were pilots and friends of the museum who are certified in formation flying and often fly grounded due to sequestration it was certogether, mainly on weekends and for spe- tainly great to see the museum’s warbirds cial events such as the Homestead Air fill the void left in the South Florida skies. More information about the museum Reserve Base air show. It takes many hours of practice to get the certification and may be found on the website at requires a group of aircraft with equal flight <www.wingsovermiam.com>.


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broadened my horizons in my career and made me more aware of the possibilities that are out there for me to achieve,” Lopez said. “The Summit was a wonderful opportunity for me to make connections with professionals in Washington in my field, who in turn have led me to aspire to greater goals,” she added. “The last election demonstrated the growing power of Latinos, with record turnout at the polls and 11 new Latino members of Congress, from both parties,” said Esther Aguilera, CHCI president and CEO. “But the story does not end with one election, and CHCI is committed to creating a pipeline of talented Latinos with unmatched public policy experience and leadership development training to lead this country into the future. This class of fellows is a part of the new generation of American leaders, and we look forward to their future achievements.” At the Summit, Lopez presented a white paper, “Renewable Energy: Helping America Thrive” in which she discusses the benefits of the government incentivizing renewable energy development — namely because U.S. businesses want cleaner energy sources as well as stability

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in the marketplace. Lopez also discusses how colonias — poor border districts with cheap housing stock — would be suitable incubators for increased usage of renewables, since they are often off the grid and are in need of locally available energy resources. CHCI’s Graduate Fellowship Program provides all participants with round-trip transportation to and from Washington and a monthly stipend of $2,900 to help cover housing and local expenses. All this is possible through longstanding support from partners such as the American Petroleum Institute, PepsiCo Foundation, Shell, Amgen and Southwest Airlines - the official airline of CHCI Leadership Development Programs. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), a nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization, provides leadership development programs and educational services to students and young emerging leaders. The CHCI board of directors comprises Hispanic members of Congress, nonprofit, union and corporate leaders. For more information call CHCI at 1-202-543-1771 or visit <www.chci.org>.

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Boy Scout Troop 806 hands out hamburgers and hotdogs. Pictured (l-r) are Daniel Wheeler, Austin Delfino, James Dell and Rodney Thomas. (Photo by Mimi Delfino)

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the Village Center for several years, but there was poor attendance at that location, behind the walls,” Buchmann said. The open air art show once had drawn large crowds of people who could browse and purchase fine art while strolling through the lush park setting. The Cultural Council Inc., begun in 1982, was made up of volunteer members who were dedicated to bringing cultural and artistic events to the communi-

ty of South Dade. They lobbied for years for a Cultural Arts Center to be built in the area, and when it opened in Cutler Bay were the first to host a concert there. The recent recession also was likely a contributing factor in the show’s demise, with people less willing to spend money on artwork at a time when tight family finances and unemployment were on the minds of many.

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As usual, the parade started at 9 a.m. and followed its route around Whispering Pines Lake, returning to the park about 10 a.m., where the rest of the activities took place. Boy Scout Troop 806 cooked the hamburgers and hotdogs enjoyed by residents, and there also were soft drinks, popcorn, snow cones and other treats available. The event featured live music, a water slide and a bounce house.

Sara Andrus, 11, sang the National Anthem, continuing a longstanding tradition of area youngsters with musical talent singing America’s keynote song. Later that night, an estimated crowd of six or seven thousand people from all over the county attended the MiamiDade County-sponsored fireworks spectacular that took place at Black Point Marina.


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Homestead Job Corps Center hosts visit by U.S. Rep. Garcia

Homestead Job Corps Center Student Government Association executive board members meet U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia during his recent visit to the center. Pictured (l-r) are Melissa White, Michael McGee, Kendra Stallings, Ishikeeba McLeod, Congressman Garcia, Ricky Martin Jr., Mark Young and Diasha McKenzie.

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County renames Speedway Boulevard in honor of HMS founder Ralph Sanchez

In ceremonies on July 12 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (HMS), Miami-Dade County officials co-designated the roadway that runs in front of the track as “Ralph Sánchez Speedway Boulevard.” Pictured (l-r) are Commissioner Lynda Bell, Mayor Carlos A. Giménez, Ralph Sánchez’s daughter Patricia Sánchez-Abril, Ralph Sánchez’s wife Lourdes Sánchez, Commissioner Dennis C. Moss, Commissioner Javier D. Souto, and Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz. (Photo credit: Homestead-Miami Speedway)

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4th Annual ‘Kids Week’ returns to Southland Mall Michael Miller EXECUTIVE EDITOR

AROUND TOWN Just for the kids! Southland Mall presents its fourth annual kids’ convention, better known as ‘Kids Week’ now through July 27th. Highlights include a sing along with ‘Dora la Exploradora’ on Wednesday, July 24th at 4 p.m., a wing eating contest on Thursday, July 25th from 5-7 p.m., courtesy of Buffalo Wild Wings, and a two-hour grand finale on Saturday, July 27th from 1-3 p.m., sponsored by ZOO Miami and Superstar Productions. “Southland is excited to present its fourth annual ‘Kids Week’ event,” said Maggie Anzardo, marketing director at Southland Mall. “This family friendly event has become one of two signature events at the center and is held every summer at Southland.” Southland Mall is also giving away a $500 mall gift card. To enter simply ‘Like’ them on Facebook at ‘southlandmallmiami’ and click on the ‘Win A $500 Gift Card’ tile. The winner will be announced during the ‘Kids Week’ grand finale on Saturday, July 27th and must be present to win. CBBA... The Cutler Bay Business Association meeting on Thursday July 11 had a great turnout at the Palmetto Bay Village Center with burgers on the grill, live music, and networking. Guest speaker was Todd Paton, who discussed Social Media and Business. Todd is the President of Paton Marketing, a full

service online marketing agency based here and specializing in website development, search engine optimization and social media marketing. If you want to attend next month’s meeting, mark your calendar for August 8th. Drivers heed this! We hear that there will be a construction phase work zone detour scheduled for the closure of Franjo Road from Old Cutler Road now through September 16. Vehicles traveling on Old Cutler Road will not be able to turn onto Franjo Road. Vehicles traveling southbound on Franjo Road will be detoured to SW 200 Street before arriving to Old Cutler Road. Travel lanes in both directions on Old Cutler Road will remain open. Speed to Feed... the Chrome Knights Motorcycle Association and Christ Fellowship Church are hosting a “SPEED TO FEED” event at the Campbell Drive K8 Center, 15790 SW 307th Street in Homestead on August 10, from noon to 5 p.m. There will be live music, food, vendors, stunt fighters and show bikes. Come help feed the kids and have fun. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to help feed hungry children in Miami. This event is free and open to the general public. Sponsored by Peterson Harley Davidson Victory Motorcycles and others. For information, sponsorship, vendor, or school supply donation opportunities please contact Jenny Love at <musicjennylove@gmail.com> or call 786-506-5076. Friday Night Food Trucks... It’s that time again. The Food Trucks are returning on August 2nd from 5:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at the Palmetto Bay Village Center at Old Cutler Road and 184th. There’s always

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a nice turnout there to enjoy the summer breeze, live music, great picnic areas, the neighborhood camaraderie and of course, the Food Trucks! It’s a family-friendly atmosphere and there’s a vast variety of foods to taste from, and they now have a cash bar. This event is held the 1st Friday of each month. For info on the food trucks, visit <www.foodtruckinvasion.com/palmetto-bay>. Gloria! the University of Miami Frost School of Music’s Festival Miami, celebrating its 30th Anniversary Season this October, opens its month-long music festival with seven-time Grammy Awardwinning international superstar Gloria Estefan performing a unique jazz-influenced program on October 1 at 8:00 p.m. at UM’s Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive on the Coral Gables campus. The singer-songwriter-entrepreneur will perform standards from the American Songbook that have special significance to her and are featured on her upcoming album, The Standards, arranged, orchestrated and co-produced by Grammy-nominated jazz arranger and Dean of the Frost School of Music Shelly Berg. For the full Festival Miami 2013 schedule, visit

<www.festivalmiami.com>. or call 305284-4940. South Dade Toastmasters Club 2463 is hosting its annual Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest on July 31at Deli Lane /Sunset Tavern, 7232 SW 59 Avenue in South Miami at 7:30 a.m. during its regularly scheduled meeting time. The contest is for registered Toastmaster members, but is open to the general public. The Club also invites anyone interested in learning more about the purpose and benefits of becoming a Toastmaster to attend the regular meetings also held at Deli Lane every Wednesday at 7:30 am. To find out more about Toastmasters feel free to take a tour at <www.southdadetoastmastersclubs.org>. Thought of the Day: It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final. — Roger Babson 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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My computer nightmare: I have good reasons to hate Windows 8 BY ERNIE SOCHIN

Vice Mayor I would like to send a letter to Bill Gates offering the following suggestion. I doubt that he will read it, but here goes: Bill, I suggest you gather all of your software engineers together, give them a huge bonus and tell them to go home and play with their kids or girlfriends or whatever, but please demand that they no longer design any new versions of Windows, at least for the next 100 years. Why am I so hostile? I recently was forced, as many others were, to purchase a new computer because my old one got infected with some horrible virus from Russia that pretty well messed up everything inside the little box. Of course, I had been chomping at the bit for an excuse to buy a new computer anyway so this allowed me to convince my home IT person that it was time. My old computer was almost 5 years old and in the world of computers, that would make it almost equivalent to my own age. I was given the choice of receiving my new computer with

Windows 7 or the latest version, Windows 8. They also told me that eventually everything would be based on Windows 8 and that I had better have the latest and best if I intend to continue computing. So begins the nightmare. Generally speaking, buying a new computer presents quite a few problems, most of which a person of average computer intelligence is eventually able to solve. Not so with Windows 8. Ask anyone who has or is attempting to understand this totally convoluted new operating system. It is much more difficult to understand if you have been using other versions of Microsoft operating systems through the years. I for one started with DOS and gradually progressed from Windows 3.1 all the way to XP. Frankly I had gotten a pretty good handle on XP and was able to do just about anything that I needed to do on my computer without too much difficulty. I thought certainly the engineers at Microsoft would understand this and make their new wonder at least somewhat under-

standable to those of us who spend our lives with Windows. They did just the opposite. For example they left out a very minor feature called the start button. I had gotten used to clicking that start button and going just about anywhere I needed to go from there. Now you have a whole bunch of colorful little squares on your screen most of which are of little value and only add to the confusion. Over the years I have accumulated tons of software and lots of hardware. The trouble is hardly any of this will work with Windows 8. Hooking up the few pieces of equipment that do work with Windows 8 presents a whole new set of problems. I literally have spent days on the phone with people from India and the Philippines who are most anxious to help but simply haven’t adjusted to this new technology. I have gotten to know the people in India so well that they have begun sending me pictures of the terrain in India and inviting me

to visit. Perhaps I will take my computer with me and take them up on their offer one day. Simple gadgets like a business card reader that I have become most fond of and a PC camera (Made by Microsoft) will not function with this new operating system. Of course that means I must go out and buy new ones for whatever they might cost now. As an example, I had a lovely program called Visio, which apparently came installed with one of my earlier computers. Of course this will not work with Windows 8 nor will my thousands of dollars’ worth of Adobe and other software products. The new versions are several hundred dollars each. So much for Visio etc… No doubt, several years from now when Windows 10 or 12 is introduced, I will have become somewhat familiar with this present version and be just about to the point of becoming comfortable with it. If my new computer decides to give me problems at that point, I may very well buy several pads of paper, a bunch of pens, and a calculator and go back to communicating with people via the telephone or perhaps through the post office if they still exist at that time. Am I bitter? You bet I am. You might be able to help me and yourself if you copy this article and send it to Bill Gates and let him know just how you feel about this new monstrosity. (One more warning: If you go to Google or some other search engine looking for technical support from a particular company, be very careful. There are a lot of companies that use an address such as Microsoft.com/support or Adobe/on line help.com. In many cases these are private companies that will end up charging you or selling you something that you do not need. Even if you ask directly they have some gobbledygook that sounds like they are the actual company but they are not!).


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Homestead florist selected new president of state association BY LEE STEPHENS

Krome Ave., features exquisite fresh flower arrangements, orchid baskets, Homestead florist Darenda Darnell- plants and unique gifts for all occasions. Garbarz of Designs by The family business, Darenda Flowers and established in 1977, Events was selected presidelivers daily throughout dent of the Florida State South Dade from Coral Florists’ Association at the Gables to Ocean Reef and orgnization’s annual conprovides floral support vention, June 7-9, at the for weddings and events Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk from Miami-Dade Hotel. through the Upper Keys. Darnell-Garbarz, a cerThe Florida State tified Master Designer, Florists’ Association, also was recognized with founded in 1921, is a prothe 2013 Harry J. Killian fessional trade association Memorial Award for her for retailers, wholesalers, contributions to the organgrowers, manufacturers, ization. She previously shippers and importers. Darenda Darnell-Garbarz served as vice president Nationally, the floricul–––––––––––––––––––––– and represented Miamiture industry is estimated Dade and Monroe counties as District 8 by the U.S. Department of Commerce to director on the association’s board of be in excess of $32 billion. directors. For more information, contact Designs by Darenda Flowers and Darenda Darnell-Garbarz at 305-245Events, located adjacent to Homestead’s 4355 or by email at <darenda@designsHistoric Business District at 240 S. bydarenda.com>.

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Toastmasters Club schedules Humorous Speech Contest BY ROBERT HAMILTON

South Dade Toastmasters Club 2463 is hosting its annual Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest on July 31 at the Deli Lane CafĂŠ and Tavern/Sunset Tavern, 7232 SW 59 Ave. in South Miami, at 7:30 a.m. during its regularly scheduled meeting time. The contest is for registered Toastmaster members but is open to the general public. Club 2463 invites anyone interested in learning more about the purpose and benefits of becoming a Toastmaster to the contest. Club 2463 meets weekly on Wednesday at the Deli Lane CafĂŠ and Tavern at 7:30

a.m. Meetings are scheduled for one hour. Visit and find out what being a Toastmaster is all about. Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Founded in October 1924, the organization currently has more than 270,000 members in 13,000 clubs in 116 countries. Each week, Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million people of every ethnicity, education and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, visit <www.toastmasters.org>.


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Miami Heart Gallery photo shoot spotlights area’s foster children BY ELOISE E. RODRIGUEZ

The Children’s Trust Miami Heart Gallery hosted a photo shoot on Monday, June 24. Nearly 20 foster children were photographed by a team of award-winning professional photographers who volunteered their time to take portraits of the children around Coconut Grove. The Heart Gallery is a Web-based exhibit featuring children who are available for adoption from Miami-Dade’s foster care system. Photographers, makeup artist and hairstylist donated their time and talent, while video crews recorded interviews with each child. Portraits, short biographies, and videos of each child will be added to the ongoing exhibit at <www.miamiheartgallery.org>. The production was headquartered at the offices of the Coconut Grove Arts Festival and in adjacent vacant retail space donated by Mayfair Shops. The photo shoots took place in and around Coconut Grove including Dinner Key Marina, Cocowalk, Green Street Café, Peacock Garden Café, Monty’s Raw Bar, Mayfair Hotel in the Grove, Mayfair Shops, Barnacle Historical State Park, Coconut Grove Sailing Club, and Sonesta Bayfront Hotel, among others. The production coincided with a rebranding of the initiative around artwork created by Maria Reyes Jones (www.mari-

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areyesjones.com), a previous Coconut Grove Arts Festival poster artist. “Few people remember that back in the 1950s Coconut Grove was a thriving haven for artists, so it was wonderful to see Coconut Grove at the epicenter of a fusion of fine art, photography, and contemporary Web design for a grander purpose that is significantly more meaningful than just art for art’s sake,” said Monty Trainer, president of the

Coconut Grove Arts Festival. The Children’s Trust Miami Heart Gallery is a partnership between The Children’s Trust and Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe Inc., the local lead agency for child welfare in Miami and the Keys. According to the State of Florida, more than 1,500 foster children are eligible for adoption in Florida and approximately 150 of them live in Miami-Dade. These children have been removed from their biolog-

ical parents for reasons of neglect or abuse with no possibility of family reunification. Approximately half of the children who have been featured in The Children’s Trust Miami Heart Gallery since 2009 either have been adopted or are in the process of being adopted. “It’s wonderful to see how many children have found forever families because of The Miami Heart Gallery,” said Charles Auslander, president and CEO of The Children’s Trust. “Foster care is meant to be temporary, but oftentimes circumstances extend it to much longer than it should, so for these children, loving, permanent homes are exactly what they need to thrive and feel secure.” The Children’s Trust Miami Heart Gallery is modeled after the first Heart Gallery that launched in 2001 in New Mexico at the suggestion of a Santa Fe photographer and adoptive mother. The Children’s Trust Miami Heart Gallery can be seen at <www.miamiheartgallery.org>. The new portraits will be uploaded by late summer. Anyone interested in learning more about adopting a foster child should call Our Kids at 305-455-2563 or send email to <nortonf@ourkids.us>. The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County.


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Marco Drugs & Compounding among the nation’s first to offer innovative service that optimizes patient care by encouraging safe medication use

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Gulliver Swim Club’s Mangimelli ranked among world’s Top 25

MedsOnCue leverages the latest digital technology to help Marco Drugs & Compounding advance its primary mission of providing quality patient care Marco Drugs & Compounding has become one of the first pharmacies in the nation to reinforce safe medication use by providing its patients with on-demand access to prescription-specific videos through MedsOnCue. Solidifying its position as a care innovator, the new MedsOnCue service strengthens the close relationship between Marco Drugs’ pharmacists and patients by adding a unique digital component to the education experience. “We take great pride in our personal approach to patient communications. MedsOnCue was a natural addition because it creates an immediate connection between our patients and the information they need to take their medications safely and as directed,” said Sonia Martinez, RPh. “It is exactly what we have been looking for to help us continue delivering a quality experience no matter when, where or how our patients choose to communicate with our pharmacy. Whether it is at our pharmacy counter or at their kitchen counter, we want to be the trusted source of information for our patients and their families.” A family-owned pharmacy, Marco Drugs & Compounding has been serving South Florida since the early 1980s. While continuing to provide old-fashioned personal service, Marco Drugs & Compounding’s state-of-the-art laboratory uses the newest technologies and the highest quality pharmaceuticals to ensure patients get the best possible treatment. By combining the ageless art of compounding with the latest medical knowledge, the team at Marco Drugs & Compounding will formulate customized medications to fit each patient’s unique needs. By printing QR codes on its prescription labels, Marco Drugs & Compounding now creates a direct link to thousands of medication-specific videos in the MedsOnCue library. Available in both English and Spanish, the videos provide comprehensive information on top-prescribed medications, including proper usage, expected benefits and potential side effects. This helps ensure patients understand how to take their medications safely and limit any avoidable reactions. MedsOnCue is distributed by Rx30 and backed by the trusted experts of VUCA Health. In addition to on-demand videos, it includes three customizable services designed to reinforce patient relationships and cultivate brand loyalty: Connect Me, providing “click-to-call” access to pharmacy’s phone lines; Remind Me for streamlined registration with the pharmacy’s medication alert and reminder program; and Inform Me, providing on-demand access to additional prescription information and health or wellness resources.

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Gulliver Swim Club’s Jana Mangimelli recently competed at the 2013 Phillips 66 National Swimming Championships and U.S. World Championship Trials in Indianapolis, IN. She placed fifth in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:12.75. The time represents a personal best for Mangimelli by nearly a full second and places her 25th in the FINA world rankings. Mangimelli’s time was 0.64 seconds away from the second place time of Olympic Gold Medalist Elizabeth Beisel from the University of Florida. Earlier in the competition, Mangimelli swam a personal best time of 2:31.14 in the 200 breaststroke and finished 14th in the event. Mangimelli has been swimming for Gulliver since December 2012. In March, she was crowned the Speedo Sectional Champion in two individual events — the

200 individual medley and the 200 breaststroke. Mangimelli’s fifth place finish at the World Championship Trials makes her eligible for a spot on the U.S. National Team. On Sept. 2, USA Swimming will announce the National Team roster, which will include the top six swimmers from the combined results of therecent 2013 Phillips 66 National Swimming Championships/U.S. World Championship Trials and the 2013 U.S. Open. The Gulliver Swim Club is USA Swimming-certified and open to all athletes — Gulliver students and non-Gulliver students alike. The club offers various levels of training, practice and competition year-round. For additional information about the club, visit online at <www.gulliverswimclub.org>. For more information about Gulliver Schools visit <www.gulliverschools.org>.


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Miami Sports Medicine covers all sides of athletic wellbeing BY JESSE SCHECKNER

Miami Sports Medicine (MSM), located in the Baptist Medical Arts Building at 8940 N. Kendall Dr., Suite 101-E, is the premier sports-related injury treatment facilities in South Florida. Renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Joe Fernandez and his 15 employees regularly work with athletes of all types, including some from the NBA, NFL and MLB, treating issues such as torn rotator cuffs, knee and ankle injuries, Achilles tendon repair, shoulder dislocation, and ACL tears. A legitimately all-in-one facility, MSM provides x-rays, laser therapy, pain treatment, manual therapy, postural reeducation, and stretching and flexibility programs. The staff of physical therapists boasts more than 20 years of combined orthopedic related treatment experience. A former athlete, Dr. Fernandez, who was born and raised in Miami, channeled his affinity for athletics into a successful private practice. “I’ve always been involved in sports, I played basketball at Columbus High School, and it’s always been my passion,” he said. “I think most sports medicine doctors are frustrated athletes that wanted to move forward and I always felt that I could combine work with my passion, so it makes it just a pleasure to go to work every day.” MSM remains at the forefront of sports injury treatment. Great leaps in surgery for ACL tears have made it so that only four or five barely visible holes need to be made to successfully use cadaver replacement techniques. Similarly, treatments such as platelet-rich plasma therapy, where injured areas are injected with a patient’s own plasma, and Theralase, which applies infrared and visible light on the body, have been used to positive effect and may be more widely employed in the future.

“With platelet-rich plasma therapy we can, through use of ultrasound guidance, find out the exact area of an injury and treat it to where the healing rates are one-fifth of the regular time,” Dr. Fernandez said. “What Theralase does is it penetrates the skin and basically stimulates a metabolic healing response, accelerating the healing potential of whatever is damaged in a noninvasive way.” In 2010, Dr. Fernandez and MSM unveiled the sports performance training program Athletes United, which provides athletes of all types with a state-of-the-art training facility, located at 9135 SW 87 Ave. The gym has 15 employees led by head physical therapist Dave Calvo and athletic trainers Trevor Bowman and Tom Mendez. “Once athletes finish therapy, they’re not ready to directly transition back to sports,” Dr. Fernandez said. “The athletic training center is a way to bridge that gap for people who are recovering from injuries and it also serves as a means through which a lot of the younger kids who are just starting out can learn how to train correctly.” The athletic trainers at Athletes United work in very close contact with the physical therapists at MSM to ensure proper treatment and to lessen the chance of delayed recovery or re-injury. Examples of equipment at the facility specifically designed for this are a counterbalance machine which strengthens the gluteus and hamstring muscles, effectively preventing knee injuries by making the muscles more symmetrically developed, and a high-speed treadmill that goes up to 25 miles an hour and up to a 20 degree incline that develops core strength. “When your core is strong, there is a lot less injuries in the extremities and athletes just perform better,” he said. One of the most highly regarded orthopedic surgeons in the country, Dr. Fernandez currently acts as chief of Orthopedic

The athletes who train at Athletes United benefit greatly from the expertise of its proficient staff

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Surgery at Baptist Hospital and has served as Master Instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has been included in many best-of lists, including “Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors,” “America’s Top Physicians,” “Miami’s Best Doctors” and “The Best Orthopedic Surgeons in America.”

He currently serves as team physician for his alma mater, Columbus High School. A husband and father of four, he spends his free time exercising and attending his children’s sports activities. For more information, visit online at <www.miamisportsmedicine.com> and <www.athletesunited.com>.


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Changes to state’s red-light camera laws now in effect BY CHARLES TERRITO

American Traffic Solutions, the leading red-light safety camera provider in Florida, reminds Florida drivers that several important red-light safety camera changes are now in effect. These changes include new provisions for right-turn-on-red violations, updates to Notice of Violations and new associated challenge procedures, and slight modifications to requirements for issuing Uniform Traffic Citations. Currently, more than 70 communities across the state use red-light safety camera programs to help enhance road safety. The changes to the Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act are a result of a bill overwhelmingly approved by the Florida Legislature earlier this year and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott. Communities that have not yet adopted a new ordinance reflecting the changes in the law will continue to capture events but will not issue violations until the ordinance is approved. Mark Wandall, a 30-year-old Bradenton man, was killed by a red-light runner in 2003 and is survived by his wife, Melissa Wandall, who was pregnant with their daughter at the time of his death. The Wandall Traffic Safety Act focuses on saving lives and reducing dangerous red-light running in Florida, and is now amended for: • Right-on-red violations — Right-turnon-red violations can still be issued if the driver fails to make the turn in a “careful and prudent manner.” The amendment further defines issuance standards by prohibiting violations for failing to stop before crossing over the stop line or another point at which a stop is required. In other words, if the driver comes to a complete stop before or after the stop line and before turn-

ing right, then a violation will not be issued. • Extended hearing request timeframe — Persons who receive a notice of violation for running a red light now have either 60 days to pay the violation or request a hearing. No payment or fee is required before the hearing if one has been requested. • Local hearing officers — Cities and counties now need to appoint their own local hearing officer. Local governments may recoup the costs for this service by assessing administrative hearing fees of up to an additional $250, in addition to the $158 statutory penalty. • Transfers of Liability and Uniform Traffic Citations — Previously, the law allowed a person who received the ticket to transfer the violation to the person who was driving the vehicle, but the transfer was only possible as a Uniform Traffic Citation, which carries a higher fee. This no longer applies. Now a Notice of Violation or a UTC can be reissued by the owner of the vehicle to the person who was driving and a new Notice of Violation will be issued. A UTC will only be issued if the alleged violator fails to request a hearing, pay the fine or transfer the liability within 60 days of issuance. The Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act was signed into law in 2010. It created uniform standards for the use of cameras for the purposes of traffic enforcement, and designated a portion of the funds from traffic violations to the state, the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund and the Department of Health Administrative Trust Fund, which supports trauma centers. Under the statute, a red-light running fine is $158. There are no points attached to a red-light running violation issued under the Wandall Act. Additional information about the changes and the new process can be found at <www.atsol.com/hb7125/>.


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Stonegate Charitable Foundation awards scholarships to 5 high school graduates Celebrating with our community South Miami Hospital was once again the proud sponsor of the City of South Miami’s Fourth of July Celebration held at Palmer Park. The annual event brings neighbors together to commemorate our country’s independence. Thousands of residents gathered to enjoy live entertainment and delicious food and drinks offered by local vendors. In the Children’s Zone, youngsters hopped in bounce houses and lined up at the hospital’s booth to have their faces painted. The patriotic evening ended with a spectacular fireworks display that lit up the South Miami sky.

Staying true to our mission As a community partner, South Miami Hospital supports many organizations that foster health and wellness. For the last several years, the hospital has partnered with a children’s charity. This year’s focus benefits His House Children’s Home – a private, non-profit, faith-based organization that provides housing and care for abused, neglected and drug-exposed children in a home-like setting. The Miami organization is dedicated to restoring the lives of the children it serves, who range in age from newborn to 18 years. South Miami Hospital employees are collecting toiletries, food and backpacks filled with school supplies to donate to the children living at His House. “Our employees believe in South Miami Hospital’s not-for-profit mission, and are committed to reaching deep in to the communities we serve,” said Lincoln Mendez, chief executive officer.

BY ANSLEY CAMPBELL

From teaching English to students in Africa, to assisting disabled youths discover the thrills of water activities stateside, for 30 of Florida’s recent high school graduates, helping those in need knows no boundaries. Stonegate Charitable Foundation recently announced it has awarded a total of $30,000 to students across six Florida counties served by Stonegate Bank. The second annual Stonegate Charitable Foundation Community Service Award and Scholarship honored five exemplary Miami-Dade County high school seniors. Each was presented with a $1,000 scholarship during a luncheon on June 18. The scholarships, to be used toward the students’ college education, were awarded to: • Karolina Marquez-Gil from Alonzo and Tracy Mourning High School; • Gabriela Ortiz from Miami Coral Park High School; • Jacqueline Ramirez from Westland Hialeah High School; • Keaton Scanlon from MAST Academy, and • Betsy Trujillo from G. Holmes Braddock High School. Additionally, the award and scholarship were presented to five students each in Broward, Collier, Hillsborough, Lee, and Palm Beach counties. The Community Service Award and Scholarship was instituted to support the volunteer and leadership

potential of Florida’s youth. The high school seniors were selected based on their superior community service involvement and high academic achievement. Winners were chosen by a committee of the Stonegate Charitable Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors and from within the school districts Stonegate Bank serves. “Stonegate Bank is honored to recognize these exemplary students who are impacting the lives of those in need through philanthropy,” said Erin D. Knight, Stonegate Bank Miami Market president and Foundation chair. “They are the shining stars of tomorrow, and Stonegate Charitable Foundation is pleased to award these deserving individuals and young pillars of our community.” Stonegate Charitable Foundation Inc. was created by Stonegate Bank in October 2007 for the support and benefit of charitable and educational purposes within the bank’s market area. The Foundation’s mission is to reinforce, encourage and support the bank’s ongoing commitment to the wellbeing of the communities it serves. The Foundation allocates its resources specifically for the advantage of the community at large, including educational, social and human services. Stonegate Bank has offices in Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Jupiter, Naples, Fort Myers, Tampa, and Doral. For more information about Stonegate Bank, visit <www.stonegatebank.com>.


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Youth Fair & Exposition names Martinez to board of directors BY MELISSA LICHTENHELD

The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition has announced the appointment of Alexis Martinez, DEd, as a member of its board of directors. Martinez is the superintendent for Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ South Region Office. “Alexis has an exceptional background in education, which is the founding mission of the Youth Fair,” said Eduardo Cora, fair board chair. “We look forward to his expertise as we work year around to showcase and reward youth achievements and promote South Florida agriculture,” Cora added. “I look forward to working with the board as I value the enrichment that the Youth Fair has provided Miami-Dade County’s students and community for well over half a century,” Martinez said. Martinez began his career as a biology teacher at Miami Jackson Senior High School after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Marine Biology from the University of Florida. He moved swiftly through the ranks as assistant principal, principal and regional director to his current role as regional superintendent. His hands-on experience includes a special assignment to coordinate the Guantanamo Naval Base Educational Program and Migrant Affairs. As an ardent supporter of agriculture, Martinez had the honor of opening the Agriscience Academy at William H. Turner Technical Arts Senior High School, which advances technology associated with agriculture. The Agriscience Academy was a model for the School to Work initiative at the time. Martinez holds a doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University.

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The Youth Fair awards more than $300,000 annually in college scholarships, cash premiums and awards to local public, private, charter and home school students. To date, the fair has awarded more than $10 million to Miami-Dade County students to help them achieve higher education. The Youth Fair is the only venue where students can showcase their educational, art and science achievements all in one place and be rewarded for their efforts. More than 40,000 student projects are exhibited annually to more than half a million families, friends and fairgoers. For more information visit <http://fairexpo.com/thefair/fairinfo-about_us.php>.

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Charles Auslander appointed CEO, president of The Children’s Trust BY EMILY CARDENAS

Charles M. Auslander, attorney and longtime child advocate, has been appointed president and CEO of The Children’s Trust after serving as its chief programs and operations officer for the past seven years. “We could not have made a better choice,” said Maria Alonso, chair of The Children’s Trust Board of Directors. “The entire board is confident in Charles’ leadership and professionalism to steer The Children’s Trust in its next decade as a key funder of children’s services in MiamiDade County and a leader in statewide public policy relating to children and families.” Auslander’s career highlights prior to joining The Children’s Trust include organizing a firm-based dependency pro-bono project to represent guardians in dependency court as well as litigating authority for the Guardian ad Litem program to pursue termination of parental rights actions when the state would not. He participated in several cases that halted the unnecessary criminal drug prosecution of cocaine-addicted pregnant mothers, which impaired their access to necessary medical care, as well as their right to privacy. More recently, Auslander was one of several attorneys instrumental in overturning Florida’s ban on gay adoptions. He also filed a “friend of the court” brief helping to secure in-state college tuition for young adults born in the U.S. of immigrant parents who were denied this benefit, and hence the opportunity to attend college, because of their parents’ illegal status. In 1995, Auslander took a leave of absence from Greenberg Traurig to serve as District Legal Counsel for the Department of Children and Families, suing to close a developmental services residential program that had mistreated children and adult

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clients. He subsequently served as MiamiDade/Monroe District Administrator for DCF. During his four-year tenure, there was a dramatic five-fold increase in the number of adoptions and a specialized foster care program was created to maintain children in family-like settings. After returning to private practice, Auslander represented many adolescents transitioning from dependency to independent living. He continues to serve on the Miami-Dade Community Based Care Alliance and previously served on several not-for-profit boards. The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County by making strategic investments in their future.


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VooDoo BBQ announces new partnerships with Castronovo Vineyards, Stack Wines BY LAUREN ODOM

VooDoo BBQ & Grill, the nation’s fastest growing barbecue franchise, has added wine to its beverage menu in South Florida thanks to new partnerships with both Castronovo Vineyards, owned by South Florida radio personality Paul Castronovo, and Stack Wines based in Los Angeles, CA. The fast-casual restaurant has started selling both brands at its locations in Kendall (The Palms at Town and Country) and Pembroke Pines and also will add to the menus at soon-toopen restaurants in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood. VooDoo BBQ is selling both varietals offered by Castronovo Vineyards — a red wine called Montepulciano and a white called Pecorino — both constructed from Italian grapes. The cost is $18 for a bottle and $6 by the glass. Four years ago, Paul Castronovo, host of the syndicated Paul & Young Ron Show, and his wife, Gina, invested in a vineyard located in the Abruzzo region of Italy so they could offer their own private label. The Castronovos wanted to share their passion for fine Italian wine with the public. “We are extremely pleased to partner with VooDoo BBQ and pair our wines with their

delicious New Orleans-style BBQ,” Paul Castronovo said. “South Florida is in for a treat when they get a taste of what we’re serving.” Stack Wines is made with quality California grapes. The refreshing, fruit forward product is unique in the way that it’s served. The wine is packaged in a zip-apart shrink sleeve with four individual stackers shaped like stemless shatter-proof wine glasses. When each stacker is snapped together, it creates the equivalent of a full bottle. Customers can order the four stackers together for $18 or each one individual for just $5. There’s a choice between Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, or a red blend called Charisma. “We are extremely pleased to offer these quality products to our customers who enjoy wine with their barbecue,” said Jack Flechner, whose company owns and operates both South Florida VooDoo BBQ restaurants. “We believe many people will be curious to try the Castronovo brand because they have heard him talk for years about his love of fine wine and Italian food on his radio program. And the Stacker brand provides a whole new experience because of the way it’s packaged. Both are a great fit for us.” In addition to the new wines, VooDoo BBQ also sells Abita Beer, which is brewed in Louisiana.

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Take your four-legged ‘best friend’ to Marlins’ ballpark on Aug. 4 BY ALICE FISHER

If you haven’t been to the Marlins ballpark yet, here is a chance to bring your entire family — both two- and four-legged — to the ballpark, and help a worthy cause at the same time. “Bark at the Park,” which takes place on Sunday, Aug. 4, at 1:10 p.m., invites families to watch the Miami Marlins play the Cleveland Indians. People tickets, including children over 3 years old, are $15 and doggy tickets are $10. All proceeds from the purchase of the doggy tickets go to the Humane Society of Greater Miami. Please note that tickets can no longer be purchased on the day of the game. Visit <www.marlins.com/specialevents> so you won’t be left out. Seats are assigned and availability is limited, so if you want to attend with

friends make sure to purchase the tickets together. To purchase an on-site garage parking pass, go to <www.marlins.com/parking> and passes are $15 per car. Marlins Park is located at 501 Marlins Way, on the site of the former Orange Bowl. Guests must enter the ballpark through the First Base entrance (located on the corner of NW Fourth Street and 14th Avenue). Guests needing ADA accessibility should enter through the First Base Dugout Club and take the elevator to the Vista Level. Dog owners must carry their dog’s rabies certificate on them. Visit the Humane Society of Greater Miami website at <www.humanesocietymiami.org> for additional information. You also can contact Laurie Hoffman by email at <laurie@humanesocietymiami.org> or by phone at 305-749-1815.

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From smoking pot to injecting heroin… the transition getting shorter & cheaper By Dr. Marino Carbonell One of the major drug stories in 2012 was the emergence of heroin abuse in white young adults 18 to 30 who are transitioning from oxycodone to heroin underscoring the crux of addiction disease: the addiction remains, the drug of choice changes. Addiction is a complicated brain disease. The disease does not discriminate on substances. Alcohol, nicotine, cocaine and other illicit and prescription drugs have an effect on the brain. According to the National Center Dr. Marino E. Carbonell, licensed on Addiction and Substance Abuse, psychotherapist/certified addictions at least 16% of the population has professional/national certified counselor this disease—that translates to 40 million people—more than those affected by heart ailments (27 million), diabetes (26 million) or cancer (19 million). Additionally, another 80 million people use addictive substances that “threaten public health and safety.” The habitual use of addictive substances sometimes turns into full-blown addiction disease. The Center also reports that “more than half of those with this disease also are risky users of more than one substance and about one in five have addiction involving multiple substances.” Unfortunately, the disease of addiction escalates with use, drug of choice, and time. What may start out at age 14 with occasional marijuana use, it does not take long for the user to graduate to Xanax and Ecstasy, then jump to oxycodone, and eventually the user finds the cheaper high— heroin. The risky user involved multiple substances—abusing them in multiple ways: smoking to snorting to injecting. One of the concerns with heroin addiction (same with prescription pills) is that it is a hard drug to kick and most often requires long-term residential treatment. Yesterday’s poor-grade heroin is today’s potent heroin. At a local detox center, the number of patients with heroin addiction has increased over the past two years, jumping from 1% in 2011 to 7% in the first quarter of 2013. There is no best therapy model for addictions but many individuals do succeed in attaining freedom from their addictions. Nip the problem in the “bud” and do not let it get to the “needle”.

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FON FEST releases call for artists, non-profits, vendors, volunteers BY MEGAN SEDLACEK

purchasing tickets to FON FEST, visit <www.fonfest.com>. For inquiries about Friends of Nature Music Festival (FON sponsorships or partnerships, contact Ines FEST), an innovative environmentally con- Galindo at <inesgalindo@fonfest.com>. scious festival taking place at the Historic Friends of Nature Music Festival (FON Virginia Key Beach Park on Virginia Key, is FEST) aims to raise awareness about saving calling all artists, nonthe planet through two Friends of Nature Music profits, vendors, and days of spectacular volunteers for participamusic, food, entertainFestival (FON FEST), tion. ment and a wide variety an innovative environmentally of activities as well as During the weekend of Nov. 9 and 10, festi- conscious festival taking place exhibitors. FON FEST val attendees have the will welcome thousands at the Historic Virginia Key opportunity to conof attendees with the purBeach Park on Virginia Key, tribute to the memopose of raising environis calling all artists, rable first edition weekmental awareness and non-profits, vendors, end. FON FEST welpromoting companies that comes those who would have green initiatives. and volunteers like to participate as the Unlike many music for participation. following: festivals, it will source all Artists: FON FEST is power from natural looking for artists who are interested in dis- sources such as solar, bio-fuel and natural playing their artwork onsite. gas generators as well as ensure all products Non-Profits: FON FEST wants to help sold remain true to the festival’s eco-friendnon-profit organizations spread their mes- ly mandate. On the festival grounds there sage to festival attendees in a unique, inter- will be numerous recycle stations, compost active setting. stations, and water stations where attendees Vendors: FON FEST currently is accept- can refill water packs or bottles instead of ing applications for vendors, food trucks, creating excess waste by purchasing bottled and food carts. Vendors have the opportuni- water. It also will allow a free platform for ty to sell eco-friendly, organic, and unique several foundations to promote their miscrafts at various booth sites during the festi- sion to save the planet. val. Food vendors are encouraged to get creIt is the first comprehensively eco-friendative with their menus, offering vegetarian ly, interactive music festival to happen in and healthy options. Miami. Ines Galindo and Oscar Diaz, coVolunteers: FON FEST is dedicated to owners of Eyeness Productions and coreducing its carbon footprint and leaving the founders of FON FEST, along with festival Historic Virginia Key Beach Park a healthy organizers aim to set the standard for other environment. The festival is looking for vol- festivals and events by encouraging enviunteers to contribute to the mission, sup- ronmental protection and sustainability. porting the festival staff in a variety of tasks Every year, the festival will donate a persuch as keeping the grounds clean to mak- centage of the sold tickets to organizations ing sure that attendees are safe and in a dedicated to protecting the environment. healthy environment. For more information, visit For more information about the festival or <www.fonfest.com>.

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Verizon offers $100,000 to groups Golfer Julie Steinbauer representing in effort against domestic violence USA at the 19th Maccabiah Games BY CHUCK HAMBY

The Verizon Foundation has launched a new program to provide $100,000 in grants to Florida organizations in the effort to prevent domestic violence and to serve victims of abuse. The 2013 Florida Domestic Violence Prevention Solutions Grant Program is open to non-profit agencies and organizations all over the state. Funding will be distributed in individual grants up to $10,000 each. The focus this year will be on programs that do one or more of the following: • Support health and wellness of families affected by domestic violence or provide training to first responders/health care professionals to safely screen for domestic violence. • Engage men to act to prevent domestic violence in the office, at home, or in other social situations. • Educate teens on using new choices to create safe digital dating and healthy relationships. • Provide workforce development and entrepreneurship training for individuals participating in domestic violence prevention programs.

The new request-for-proposal (RFP) is the latest of a long-running effort by the Verizon Foundation, the company’s HopeLine program and other initiatives in partnership with Florida organizations against domestic violence. The company has contributed millions of dollars of funding and other support to various groups across the state in recent years. “We’re lucky to have so many great organizations in Florida providing such important services and care to victims,” said Pam Tope, Florida region president of Verizon Wireless. “Verizon is proud to support these efforts to help our families, friends and neighbors in need.” The deadline to apply for the new program is 5 p.m. on Aug. 30. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by early October. To apply, go to <www.verizon.com/foundation>. Florida residents can participate in the Verizon HopeLine program all year by dropping a no-longer-used wireless phone into collection bins at every Verizon Wireless store. The phones are then refurbished and/or recycled to benefit domestic violence agencies and victims. For more information, visit <www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline>.

BY LEE STEPHENS

Golfer Julie Steinbauer, a South Florida native, is representing the United States at the 19th Maccabiah Games taking place July 11-30 in Israel. She is part of the five-member junior girl’s team. The Caesarea Golf Club, (built in 1958, a 7,155 yard, par 72 course which was redesigned by Pete Dye in 2009), is hosting 250 of the world’s best golfers in three different divisions (Masters, Open, and Junior). Forty five countries sent their best golfer’s to compete in this sport. The Caesarea GC is the only 18-hole golf course in Israel and has been the site since the first Maccabiah golf matches in 1961, when the sport was introduced into the games. “I am really excited to be representing the USA in this event,” Julie Steinbauer said in a pre-games interview. “It is an honor to be selected and an even bigger honor to be able to represent my country. I have never been to Israel, and that’s what makes it very special.” Another note that Julie is proud of is that her mother, Jodi Appelbaum, participated in the games in tennis in 1976. Jodi won a

bronze metal in singles and a silver medal in doubles. One of the coaches for Team USA is Bruce Fleisher, who in 1969 won a gold medal at the Eighth Maccabiah Games. Other golfers who have competed are LPGA greats Amy Alcott and Morgan Pressel. The Maccabiah Games sometimes referred to as the “Jewish Olympics,” take place every four years in Israel attracting the most outstanding Jewish athletes from around the world. Past athletes that have competed in these games include Sandy Koufax (baseball); Mark Spitz (swimming); Kerri Strug (gymnastics); Brad Gilbert (tennis), and Larry Brown (basketball). Julie was named the Miami-Dade County High School Girl’s Golfer of the Year in 2012 and 2013, she is a four-time Miami-Dade County High School First Team member and last fall she represented The First Tee of Miami at the Champions Tour — Nature Valley Pebble Beach Open. Julie will be attending and playing golf at Rollins College in the fall. For information on the Maccabiah Games, go to the website, <www.macabiusa.com>.


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Children’s theater camp gets a hand from Florida Grand Opera

Tandem Theatre Project campers enjoy a wide range of experiences, from acting and musical theater training to an introduction to filmmaking. (Photo credit: Alina Vidal Photography)

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BY REBECCA CASAMAYOR

Florida Grand Opera’s season may be over, but that does not stop the company from continuing to bring opera to the community through local partnerships. This summer, the company’s education and costuming departments are working with Tandem Theatre Project to provide costumes, scenery, and props for a children’s performing arts summer camp, which culminated with a production of Romeo and Juliet at the Deering Estate’s ballroom on July 14. The partnership came about through a pre-existing relationship between Cerise Sutton, director of education at Florida Grand Opera, and Tandem co-founder Jeannie Sensale, who also doubles as a teaching artist for the opera’s “Read Along, Sing a Song” literacy program. “The connection with Tandem allowed us to leverage our resources as a professional opera company to enrich the performance experience for local children and continue having an impact on the community, even in our off season,” Sutton said. Tandem campers enjoy a wide range of experiences, from acting and musical theater training to an introduction to

filmmaking. As part of the arts education, the students perform staged theatrical productions. The younger age division consisting of elementary and middle school children completed a successful staging of Three Little Pigs on July 1 featuring costumes and sets by Florida Grand Opera staff. Florida Grand Opera’s head of costuming, Camilla Haith, who is charged with the opera’s entire costuming department during the season, dedicated the past month to designing and building multipurpose pieces that doubled as costumes and scenery for this endearing musical production. Next, the high school division performed an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. Haith lent a hand here as well, not only constructing new pieces for the show, but allowing campers to use actual costumes and props from Florida Grand Opera’s 2011-12 staging of Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet, pieces that both students and teachers were excited to work with. The campers took a fieldtrip to the opera’s costume warehouse, where Haith fitted them for their costumes, giving them a taste of what it is like to be a professional artist. For more information about the Tandem Theatre Project, visit <www.tandemtheatreprogram.org>.


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Sweetwater honors Adonel Concrete with street signs on NW 110th Ave.

OBITUARY Herbert L. Northrup, 82, died peacefully June 14, 2013, at the Villa Maria Nursing Center, Miami. Herbert was born July 7, 1930 to Gertrude Pearl Davis and Herbert Lee Northrup, Sr., both of whom settled here in the early 1900s and established Northrup Lumber Company. He attended school at Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur, Texas where he lived from 1941 to 1947. He graduated from high school in Miami and attended the University of Miami.

BY JOHN KISKINIS

The City of Sweetwater recently unveiled new street signs at the intersections of NW 14th Street and 25th Street along NW 110th Avenue in recognition of Adonel Concrete’s longstanding commitment to the growth and prosperity of the city. The street signs flank Adonel Concrete’s headquarters at 2101 NW 110 Ave. City of Sweetwater commissioners unanimously passed a resolution in June to name the intersections “Adonel Way.” Mayor Manny Maroño wanted to spotlight Adonel Concrete to show others that through hard work and perseverance one can attain success. “[Luis] Garcia is the epitome of the American dream,” Mayor Maroño said. “A Nicaraguan immigrant, Garcia began his concrete business with one truck in 1984 and today has seen it grow to become the largest privately owned concrete company in South Florida. What better example for those aspiring to attain business success

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Herbert was a gifted linguist and during the 1950s worked for the CIA as well as serving in the United States Air Force. Herbert is survived by his first cousins, Jo Ann Bledsoe of Groves, Texas and Claire "Sharon" Davis of Arvada, Colorado.

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than Luis.” Adonel Concrete currently has a total of 11 concrete plants — four in Miami-Dade County, one in Broward County, two in Palm Beach County, two in St. Lucie County and two in Haiti. It has more than 210 employees and a fleet of 120 trucks. In 2010, the company expanded into Haiti to help in the rebuilding.


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Eric Poms has eyes on future role of Orange Bowl Classic BY JUSTIN HESSER

National Championship Games. Q: During your tenure, what improvement The Orange Bowl Classic has been a staple have you been most proud of? A: The growth of our community outreach of the South Florida sports landscape since 1935, having hosted 80 college football bowl programs especially with youth football and games, including four BCS National cheerleading as well as our legacy gifts at Moore Park in Miami and Carter Park in Fort Championships. The Orange Bowl has a committee of 348 Lauderdale are what I am most proud of. Q: Name the one thing that keeps you up at outstanding members of the South Florida community, a full-time year-round staff, and night and what you are doing to prepare to more than 1,000 volunteers who not only plan meet that challenge. A: How to best position the Orange Bowl and and run the Orange Bowl game, but also proSouth Florida to secure mote and serve the South future College Football Florida community. National Championship The man in charge of Games. We are engaging the entire organization is community and business the Orange Bowl’s CEO, leaders to put our best foot Eric Poms. Poms has been forward. a member of the South Q: What piece of advice Florida community since could you give young he was 3 years old, spendaspiring sports business ing his youth at Glades professionals? Junior High and Miami A: To be successful, do Killian Senior High. He not be afraid to fail. attended the University of Develop a strong work Florida and became the ethic and a focus and deterstudent manager for the mination to succeed. Use university’s basketball each day to learn and get team. better and understand how Poms later became the organizations work optidirector of operations for mally as a team. Conduct the Blockbuster Bowl, Eric Poms yourself with the highest which took place in Fort ––––––––––––––––––––––– values, ethics and princiLauderdale at the time, before he moved to Las Vegas to work as the ples, carry a strong sense of respect for othcoordinator of operations at UNLV and the ers, be patient with your career path, and director of operations at the Las Vegas Bowl. remember to always be yourself. Q: Other than the Orange Bowl Game, Poms came back to Miami to become the Orange Bowl Committee chief operating what does your organization do for the South officer. He took on the Orange Bowl Florida community? A: We are involved in many additional Committee CEO job in 2006 and has held the Orange Bowl Festival events including the position for the past seven years. I had the opportunity to discuss his posi- MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic, tion, the Discover Orange Bowl and the the Orange Bowl International Tennis Orange Bowl Committee during a question Championships, the Orange Bowl Sailing Regatta Series, the Orange Bowl Swimming and answer session with Poms. Q: What barometer do you use to define Classic, the Orange Bowl Lacrosse Championships and the Orange Bowl success or failure for your organization? A: If we are making a positive impact on Paddleboard Championships. In addition, we the South Florida community and collegiate support many community outreach programs football as a whole then, we are doing our including the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance. Moreover, we have spearheaded job. Q: What is the long-term goal for your several ‘Legacy Gift’ projects, including Orange Bowl Field at Moore Park in partorganization? A: To make an effective transition into the nership with the City of Miami and Orange new College Football Playoff System which Bowl Field at Carter Park in partnership begins in 2014-15. For this 12-year term, our with the City of Fort Lauderdale. Q: How can members of the community get leadership is embracing the tremendous opportunity for the Discover Orange Bowl to involved with the Orange Bowl Committee? A: Through service as a member of the host (a) four National Semifinal Games and (b) eight traditional bowl games featuring the Orange Bowl Committee as well as through ACC Champion versus a highly ranked team our Ambassador volunteer program. To learn more about for volunteer opportufrom either the Big Ten, SEC or Notre Dame. In additional, we will lead a community-wide nities with the Orange Bowl Committee, visit bid effort to pursue future College Football its website at <www.orangebowl.org>.

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Frank O. Mora takes helm of FIU’s Children’s Trust Family Expo Latin American-Caribbean Center at Fair Expo Center, Aug. 24

BY JOANN ADKINS

Former Pentagon official Frank O. Mora has joined FIU as the director for the Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC). With more than 30 years of experience, both as an academic and government official, Mora will lead the premier center that serves as a nexus between academia and public policy in the Western Hemisphere. In his vision for the center, Mora plans to utilize FIU resources to help solve economic, political, social and technological problems in Latin America and the Caribbean. “LACC has always been a think tank for those issues that challenge the region and the opportunities that could foster progress,” said FIU president Mark B. Rosenberg, who founded LACC in 1979. “We are fortunate to welcome Dr. Mora as he brings both an academic mind and real-world experience to the job.” Prior to joining FIU, Mora spent three and a half years guiding the U.S. Defense Department policy in the Americas as deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Western Hemisphere. There he oversaw policy issues and defense relations, U.S. government funding of hemispheric defense cooperation, and the integration of U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Southern Command, while also providing policy advice to the U.S. Secretary of Defense. During his tenure with the Pentagon, Mora pursued greater collaboration of security and disaster-response efforts throughout the Americas. He also oversaw the U.S. response to Haiti’s Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake. As a result of that earthquake, as well as one in Chile, Mora helped to implement a multi-national coordination system for future humanitarian disasters in the hemisphere, which allows nations to share contacts and information about resources being brought to disasters. “FIU has enormous intellectual capital in the form of students, faculty and staff,” Mora said. “We must highlight and integrate this capital and put it to use towards our work in

BY ELOISE RODRIGUEZ

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Latin America. LACC is the reference point for this integration.” John Stack, executive director of FIU’s School of International and Public Affairs and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, expressed great enthusiasm for the new addition to the team. “Dr. Mora’s insight and dedication to Latin America and the Caribbean are such tremendous assets to our students and the community at large,” Stack said. “His commitment to collaboration is a welcome addition to the Miami community, which serves as a gateway to both Latin America and the Caribbean.” Mora, who also spent time at the National War College, grew up in Miami and earned his bachelor’s degree from George Washington University. He earned his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Miami. For more information about FIU, visit online at <www.fiu.edu/>.

The Children’s Trust 2013 Family Expo will host its seventh annual free all-day festival to provide parents with direct access to educational, health and social services in a fun and festive atmosphere. The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., inside the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center at 10901 Coral Way. Already the largest free event of its kind in the community, with crowds exceeding 20,000 in previous years, more than 250 displays are featured in two exhibit halls showcasing information about after-school programs, vaccinations, programs for children with special needs, pre-K registration, KidCare and much more. Each hall also offers two stages packed with entertainment and theatrical presentations of beloved children’s stories, face painting, balloon sculptures, stilt walkers, magicians, and character greetings, including Nickelodeon’s Dora, Diego and others. The Children’s Trust will give away free gifts to the first 1,000 children. Additional Event Highlights: • “Five A Day, the Baptist Health Way,” Baptist Health will provide a fresh produce giveaway and a cooking demonstration. • A Book Fair and Reading Area featuring the latest in children’s fiction as well as classics. • Read to Learn Book Club presented by the Miami-Dade Family Learning Partnership offering discounted books for kids and enrollment in the Read to

Learn Book Club. • Read to Learn Stage featuring storytelling and performances of well-known children’s stories and books. • Expo Greenhouse led by teachers from The Education Fund’s “Plant a Thousand Gardens” Nutrition Initiative. Edible gardening workshops teach children how to grow their very own vegetable or herb plant. Each child who participates in the workshop will be able to take home his/her own seedling. • Interactive, creepy-crawly bug adventure at the Wacky Wild Science Area. • Family Pet Corner featuring a petting zoo with different animals. • Chess tournaments by Stormont Kings. • Experience Aviation’s Barrington Irving, the youngest person to pilot a plane around the world solo, provides aviation simulators for school-age children and youth. • Indoor Sports Fun Zone T-ball and speed pitching practice presented by the Miami Marlins, as well as tennis and martial arts demonstrations. • Outdoor Recreation Area showcasing rock climbing walls and elaborate bounce houses. The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County by making strategic investments in their futures. For more information about The Children’s Trust Family Expo, visit <www.thechildrenstrust.org> or call 2-1-1, The Children’s Trust Helpline.

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50 State Security recognized for veterans hiring program BY LAURA ACKER

50 State Security Service Inc. (“50 State”), one of South Florida’s leading security service providers, was recognized recently by the U.S. Army Transition Strategic Outreach program for the company’s on-going commitment to hiring veterans who are qualified and interested in seeking employment in the security industry. Having distinguished themselves as a “military friendly” organization, 50 State has been instrumental in assisting over 100 service men and women transition from military service to civilian employment through its involvement in multiple military supportive partnerships. The initiative’s success is reflected in a retention rate of almost 65 percent. 50 State developed their military employment program, which includes active military members and veterans, titled “Hire A Vet” to forge partnerships with military support organizations such as the U.S. Army Transition Strategic Outreach program, which serves as the connection between transitioning soldiers and fulfilling job opportunities for all active, guard and reserve soldiers. Since the “Hire A Vet” program, established 18 months ago, 50 State has hired more than 100 veterans of which 65 still are current employees. Led by 50 State project manager Jim Mills

— a veteran himself — “Hire A Vet” provides returning service members with the opportunity to become employed in a career field that is closely aligned with the experience they gained while serving our country. The program guides potential military applicants through the employment process and provides them with either an appropriate employment match or advice on additional training or education that they may need to gain employment. “It is an honor and a privilege to be involved with such an influential military supportive partnership as the U.S. Army’s Transition Strategic Outreach program,” said Jim Mills, project manager of 50 State’s “Hire A Vet” program. “Military support programs are essential for the betterment of our veterans’ lives.” In addition to its involvement with the U.S. Army Transition Strategic Outreach program, 50 State is a member of the Florida Financial Alliance which works to deliver information and best practices in hiring veterans and educating them on strategies to improve their personal finances. The company additionally supports the Therapeutic and Supportive Employment (TSES) Department at the Miami VA Medical Center, along with the military supportive initiative of Army OneSource, a program designed to raise awareness and gener-

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ate support among the private sector to effectively serve the unique challenges of military life, including the growing demand for behavioral health, financial, legal and faithbased services. A locally owned and operated business of Miami-Dade County since 1971, 50 State has a proven track record of success providing comprehensive security solutions to a broad range of business and residential customers using the best practices and cuttingedge tools available in the surveillance and

security industry. “It is our duty as Americans to provide support and assistance to the brave men and women who have served our country with such dignity and honor,” Mills added. “We look forward to continuing our involvement with various military support organizations and helping serve our veterans as they served us.” To learn more about 50 State and its comprehensive security solutions, call 305-8917000 or visit <www.50state.com>.


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Hyundai Santa Fe is bigger and has more power Ron Beasley AUTOMOTIVE EDITOR

LET’S TALK CARS If you liked the new Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, but felt that it was just a little too small for your family needs, then take another look. The new long wheelbase (LWB) Santa Fe with three rows of seating and room for seven is now available and it is a honey of an SUV. The Santa Fe Sport went on sale last year with a bold design, high-output powertrains with Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) and a host of features to please consumers who wanted functionality, versatility and comfort. The latest third-generation Santa Fe (LWB) raises the bar even higher, with impressive performance, attractive styling, a high-quality interior and a laundry list of standard features. Hyundai engineers designed the Santa Fe Sport and the larger three-row Santa Fe together, with the side window shape of the larger vehicle differentiating the two, denoting the increased passenger and cargo

room behind the third-row seat. The Santa Fe also got its own body side character lines from the B-pillar back, a unique grille design, 18-inch Euroflange alloy wheels, chrome-tipped dual exhaust and a flushmounted tow hitch design. The smaller Santa Fe Sport is offered in Base and 2.0T trims. Standard features on the Base include 17-inch alloy wheels, full power accessories, air-conditioning, a tiltand-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth, Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics system and a six-speaker audio system. The 2.0T adds a turbocharged engine, 19-inch wheels, keyless ignition/entry, heated front seats and an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat. The larger Santa Fe (LWB) model is offered in GLS and Limited trims. The GLS has much the same base equipment as the Base Sport, but gets more power with a V-6 engine. It also gains 18-inch wheels and sliding second- and third-row seats for ease of access. The Limited model replaces the secondrow bench seat with captain’s chairs, reducing the seating capacity to six; includes the Sport 2.0T features and adds a power liftgate, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated second-row seats and a power passenger seat. Additional major options for the bigger Santa Fe

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include a navigation system, panoramic sunroof and a premium sound system. For power, the Santa Fe Sport comes with either a 2.4-liter four-cylinder (190 hp and 181 pound-feet of torque) or (in the 2.0T) a more powerful, turbocharged 2.0liter four (264 hp and 269 pound-feet). The larger Santa Fe has a 3.3-liter V-6 (290 hp and 252 pound-feet) and can tow as much as 5,000 pounds. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard across the line and

all Santa Fe models have front-wheel drive as standard; all-wheel drive is optional. Pricing on the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Santa Fe models ranges from $24,700 to $34,850. 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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Lorenzo-Bomnin Chevrolet rolls out New Showroom, facility and car line By Jesse Scheckner Drive by Lorenzo-Bomnin Chevrolet, located at 8455 S. Dixie Hwy. and one thing is immediately evident: drastic improvements are being made. Although construction for the dealership is still roughly two months away from completion, the two-time GM Mark of Excellence award-winning business, led by partners Lorenzo Llerena and Arnaldo Bomnin, already looks better than ever. The new facility is 34,000 sq. feet in its entirety, with a 4,300 sq. foot showroom and a massive 15,400 sq. foot air conditioningready garage stocked with high end, state of the art equipment. The new main building houses 28 personnel offices, a general office, and has a repositioned storefront that places the showroom in direct view of US1complete with all of the latest Chevrolet- approved designs. It is the most up to date Chevrolet facility in South Florida and the only one being rebuilt from scratch. “The visibility of the design is great, and we now have a lot more exposure from US1 into the showroom,” says Llerena. It’s great for Chevrolet, for the area and for us as deal-

ers. I think it’s a win-win for everybody.” Originally built as a gas station during the 1940’s, the property was later repurposed as a car dealership. Its small size made it impossible to provide many modest amenities, however. Among the things Llerena and Bomnin are most excited about is the opportunity to reward their customers’ loyalty with a much more accommodating setting that includes a new customer lounge outfitted with a large flat screen television and a dedicated internet room equipped with free wi-fi. Customers bringing in their vehicles for service are provided with free carwashes and there is a point-accumulation reward system for repeat visitors. “We’re very excited that we are able to offer customers much better conditions now,” he says. “They were very loyal to us in the old facility and we’re thrilled to offer them a much improved environment.” All of this remodeling coincides with the largest product revamp in General Motors’ history, with almost 70 percent of their 2014 vehicles being gorgeously redesigned including the Silverado, Colorado, Tahoe, Suburban, Malibu, Impala and the Corvette, of

which they are the number one dealer in the entire southeast region of the United States, year to date. The new rollout also will include the debut of the Chevy SS (Sports Sedan), which boasts a sedan exterior with a Corvette engine. Both Llerena and Bomnin are first generation (l-r) Lorenzo Llerena and Arnaldo Bomnin proudly stand in Cuban immigrants their beautiful new showroom who came to the U.S. during the 1990’s with no family or money. Neither of better way is there to do it than with an Amerthem spoke English when they arrived and it ican brand that is so iconic?” he says. “We was through sheer will, determination and both came to this country with absolutely strategic planning that they got to where they nothing at all and I feel extremely privileged are today as the only 100 percent Hispanic- and grateful to this nation for the opportunity it has given us.” owned Chevrolet dealership in the region. “The way I see it, my partner and I are the For more information, call 305-740-7475 or realization of the American dream, and what visit <www.lorenzobomninchevrolet.com>.

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Happy Feet 305-342-6475 / Foot & Full Body Massage. 13817 S. Dixie Hwy. Miami, FL 33176 —————————— Mindful Time 305-761-5001 Meditation with Alice Lash/ 7800 Read Rd. Suite 207B South Miami, FL 33143 —————————— LA Fitness SoMi: (305) 665-7846 South Dade: 305-232-6778 Gym and Sports Club www.lafitness.com —————————— Stormy Smoleny, Ph.D. 305-412-9885 Professional Counseling. 9150 SW 87th Ave. Suite 106 Miami, FL 33176 —————————— A Personal Touch Fitness 786-395-1588 Sibyl Adams, personal trainer for all ages and fitness levels sibyladams@comcast. net —————————— Fleur Sack M.D. 786-871-7188 Experienced Family Physician. 8740 N. Kendall Dr. #112 Miami, FL 33176 —————————— Paul Merker, MS, CAP 305-34-5887 Addiction Therapist. 7600 SW 57th Ave, Suite 215 S. Miami, FL 33143

Nonsurgical Lipo & Tightening Center 305-278-0928 Face & Body / www.nonsurgicalcenter.net —————————— Urgent Family Care 305-385-3949/ General Medicine, Minor Emergencies. 5673 SW 137th Ave. Miami, FL 33183 —————————— Zumba with Fabi www.zumbawithfabi. com / Zumba® and Zumba Gold® Weekly and Weekend Classes in Cutler Bay

HOMES HOMESFOR FORSALE SALE Condos in South Miami 305-812-3370/ 1/1½ 924 sq ft. $199k; 2/ 1½ 1290 sq ft. $299k. Heart of South Miami, walk to shops and restaurants. —————————— Key Largo Getaway Home 305-304-6334 100430 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo. 5000 sq. ft. home on 23,000 sq ft. lot. 5 bedroom 5 bath, pool & lagoon —————————— If You Are Looking To Sell to sell your 3 or 4 bedroom home in Kendall and it is fairly priced and you are willing to hold a mortgage then call Paul at 305970-3067. —————————— 29240 SW 172 Ave 305-979-0370/ Remodeled 6 bedroom 6 bathroom coral rock home, 2 car garage & separate in-laws quarters. 5.52 acres —————————— Medical & Professional Offices 305-431-5409 Pinecrest area all inclusive, and completely updated. Various sizes available. 8353 SW 124th Street —————————— 16882 SW 86 Ave. 305-606-3007 3 bedroom 2 bath home in Palmetto Bay. Screened in pool and 2 car garage.

15 Seaview Avenue 305-606- 3007 1.3 acre Marina Facility in the Florida Keys. Ocean access, protected deep water lagoon. —————————— 29430 SW 172 Ave 305-979-0370/ 3 bedroom 3 bath redland ranch with walk-in closets on 1 acre. Screened in pool and spa and dog kennel. —————————— Realty World Office: 305-251-4044 Cell: 305-613-8421 Dr. Patricia Brumley, Realtor brumley@ gmail.com —————————— We Buy Houses 305-726-2422/ Call Today for a Cash Offer on Your House. www.welovetobuyhouses.com

LANDSCAPING LANDSCAPING Otero 786-499-9501 Residential and Commercial Landscaping services —————————— Steve Moring 305-233-0699 Tree Trimming, Landscaping, Fence work, Stump Grinding, Chickee Huts, Free Estimates —————————— Verber’s Jungle Garden 305-242-9500 Wholesale and Retail Nursery. 24605 SW 197th Ave.Homestead, FL 33031 —————————— ArborTreck Tree Services 786-236-6784/ Tree Trimming, Stump Grinding, Specializing in Hazardous Removalstkolo@ bellsouth.net —————————— Joey’s Tree Service 305-666-2044 Tree Trimming, Stump Grinding, Tree Planting, Removals

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MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS TWO BOATS FOR SALE 28’ Bertram 1972 Restored wires, motors, paint, 350 Marine Power - 700 Hours. $27,000 28’ Bertram 1973 New long blocks, stearing, new shaft, rebuilt transmissions, new props and the list goes on. $17,000. Both Vessels: $39,000 Call Captain John: 305-522-4787 —————————— Study of an investigational medication for menopausal hot flashes Research study for participants in good health having hot flashes every day between the ages of 45 and 65 years old. call 305-596-9901.

Miami Crystal 305-767-7550 Cleaning service; Carpet, Tile & Grout Discounts for Seniors and the Disabled —————————— Plaster Repair 305-238-3956 / Interior Ceilings & Walls, Water Damage Repair, Match Any Finish, 30 Years Experience —————————— The Solution Cleaning Service 305-392-6696 Carpet Cleaning, Free Estimates, Commercial & Residential —————————— Organic Maid Home and child environment cleaning service that utilizes organic and natural cleaning supplies. www.organicmaid.biz —————————— Pool Service 786-273-8796/ Maintenance, Plumbing, Pumps, Acid Wash, Filters, Motors, Lights, Electric. —————————— Florida Storm Protection, Inc. 305-971-9379/ Storm Panels, Impact Glass, Bahama &Colonial Shutters. 16215 SW 117 Ave. Suite 2 Miami, FL 33177 Licensed & Insured —————————— Nursing Registry Inc 305-252-7511 16201 SW 95th Suite #213 Miami, FL 33157 —————————— Tiki Huts 305-259-9232 New Installation and Repair —————————— Spray Rite Inc. 305-598-3866 Complete Pest Control Services —————————— Isabella Concrete Finish 305-781-0188 Concrete services, Patios and Pool Decks, Specializing in Driveways. Lic. # 11-BS00563 —————————— Carpet Steam Cleaning 954-479-1302/ Basic Cleaning, Tile and Grout, Sofas, Driveway Pressure Cleaning, A/C Duct Cleaning.

Video Lab 305-665-6697 Transfer Old Home Movies to DVD and Video Disc —————————— Asian Massage 305-665-6055 Shiatsu, Swedish & Chinese Tuiana 5815 SW 72nd St. Suite A, 2nd Floor South Miami, FL 33143 —————————— Riva Insurance Group 305-252-8680/ Group Health Insurance, Individual Health Insurance, Medicare Supplements —————————— Sunshine Painting & Restoration Co. 305-668-4344. Coating & Waterproofing Specialist. 8305 SW 117 Ter. Miami, FL 33156. Lic.#CC 18924 —————————— Garay Kitchens & Baths, Inc. 786-252-8474 Over 20 Years of Experience, Custom Cabinets, Complete Remodeling, Free Estimates. —————————— Ace Grooming and Boarding 305-264-1717/ Voted Best Groomer in South Florida by CBS Channel 4 —————————— Friendly Wheels (305) 790-6880 or 305-230-5606/ Personal Driving Services —————————— One Price Dry Cleaners is now providing Pick-up and delivery free of charge 305-259-3800 —————————— Dog from Ipanema It’s the best place to pamper your pooch 305-663-1712

PAINTERS/ PAINTERS / HANDYMAN HANDYMAN Steve’s Painting 305-248-8180 Free Estimates, House Painting, Pressure Cleaning & Roof Cleaning. Lic. & Ins. CC#968500340 —————————— Painter and Handyman 786-337-2374/ Call for an Estimate

PLUMBERS PLUMBING Arko Plumbing Corp. 305-978-6937 Backups, Slow Drains, Water Damage, Experts in Cast Iron Drainage Problems —————————— Chapman Septic Service 305-661-0628 Drainfeild Installation and Repairs, Pump-Out, Septic tank Inspections

ROOFING ROOFING Evans Roofing 305-896-4846 Re-Roofing, Roof Repair, Free Estimates Lic. CCC1326276 —————————— Roofing Repairs 305-216-4717 Residential & Commercial, Wood Replacement/ Repairs. Free Estimates and Consultation. Lic. CCC052480/ CGC1515299

SUMMER SUMMER PROGRAMS PROGRAMS Fit 2 Play Call: 331 or visit www. miamidade.gov/parks Miami-Dade County Parks Summer Camps programs —————————— Teen Miami Summer Institute 305-375-1601 Photography, research, culture and design. Work with other teens and experts to create an exhibition. —————————— FunCamps 305-666-2992 Magicamp, Jurassicamp, Space & Rocket Camp, Amazing Science Camp www.funcamp.com —————————— MVSA Summer Camps (305) 234-0723 Dance, Music, Fashion & Acting Camps. Ages 5-14, in Pinecrest.


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Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree + Graduate Level Marketing specialization + 5 yrs. experience managing media businesses. Responsible of advertising incomes of the company, establish income Budget, pre-sale strategy of advertisement, understand marketing & creation of tariffs and design of new products adapted to the needs of the announcer. Design of tariff integrated multi platforms to minimize cost. Manage sales of printed & digital products; marketing announcers and prints/digitals of new businesses; responsible of coordinating & managing all the media for the associated newspapers; supervision of high level management (Digital Sales, PR, Customer Service, Operations); High knowledge of Latin American Newspapers.

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TUTORING SERVICES Subject Areas Taught: SAT Prep (math), ACT Prep (math), GRE Prep (math), Algebra I & II, Geometry, Calculus, Statistics, Physics, College Physics, Chemistry, Organizational Skill, Memory, Technical Writing. 15 Years Experience Office near 786-367-6713 Baptist Hospital

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Advertisement for St. Alban’s Renovation’s Project St. Alban’s Child Enrichment Center is undertaking a renovations project for improvements in bathrooms, electrical, flooring and plumbing at the Coconut Grove Center facility. We are seeking qualified Contractors who can begin the Phase I project immediately utilizing funds from an initial grant for 7,000 sq ft of flooring and renovations to 1 (one) children’s bathroom. The bidders must also provide an additional quote for a Phase II of the project that will include additional flooring, bathroom renovations, electrical, and plumbing improvements. Funding for the Phase II of the improvement project is pending. Bid packages will be distributed at the address below for only four (4) business days from the publication date (7/23/13) of this advertising. There will be a mandatory pre-bid walkthrough three (3) business days (7/31/13 @ 2 PM) after the final distribution of the Bid Packages on 7/26/13. Bid Packages must be submitted in person to the Project Manager at the address below within seven (7) business days (8/9/13) after the mandatory pre-bid walkthrough. Location of Project: 3465 Brooker Street, Miami, FL 33133 Contact Person: Bruce Page, Project Manager Contact Phone Number: 305-443-1234 Bid packages will be opened and reviewed by St Alban’s management and Board of Directors and the winning bidder will be notified within two (2) days after the selection. NOTICE TO BIDDERS / PROSPECTIVE CONTRACTOR(S) This project, will be federally funded, in part or whole through the Miami-Dade County Public Housing and Community Development with Community Block and Development Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and as such, bidder must comply with Presidential Executive Order 11246, as amended; by Executive Order 11375; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended; the Davis-Bacon Act of 1968, as amended; the Copeland Anti-Kickback Act; the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and all other applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and ordinances. Note that bidder is required to pay workers on this project the minimum wages as determined in the Wage Determination Decision included in the Bidder’s package; and that the contractor must ensure that employees are not discriminated because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. This project is also a Section 3 covered activity. Section 3 requires that job training, employment and contracting opportunities be directed to very-low and low income persons or business owners who live in the project’s area.

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