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TJ Maxx at Greenery Mall gets community support

BY RICHARD YAGER

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coming marriage of Greenery Mall and a sixth TJ Maxx store in the Kendall area proved a happy occasion for

area homeowners. The East Kendall Zoning Board on July 21 learned meetings with ownership and nearby residents successfully worked out an agreement that will replace a proposed supermarket with a department store in the mall’s largest vacated space of 47,000 square feet, formerly occupied by a Circuit City electronics outlet. “It’s a happy ending for us and we congratulate Greenery Mall for working with homeowners who didn’t want a supermarket there,” declared Elizabeth Hubbart, representing the Tara community of homes at 7811 SW 90 St. Joined by Holly White, president of East Kendall Homeowners Association and Continental Park’s HOA, the two leaders represented homeowners vigorously backing a “No Supermarkets at Greenery Mall” campaign last November. More than 700 signatures on petitions from a half-dozen homeowner associations in the mall’s neighborhood and Continental Park objecting to noise, traffic, safety and security hazards of a major food chain location were submitted to the Planning and Zoning staff. The board, however, voted Nov. 4, 2009 to allow a grocery or supermarket, citing a down-time economics for adjoining small stores whose owners benefit from an anchor presence, and asking HOA leaders to meet with the mall ownership to resolve issues. On July 21, attorney Stanley B. Price, representing the mall’s ownership, announced TJ Maxx’s projected occupancy, contingent on removing a covenant restriction barring a “junior department store over

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Sunkist Estates gets park after 62 years

$5 park parking fees slated to start Oct. 1 BY RICHARD YAGER

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Neighbors A.G. Sheeler and Gayle Bainbridge check Sunkist Park plan. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– BY RICHARD YAGER

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ne of Kendall’s older communities is getting its first public park. Just under an acre in size, Sunkist Park will serve surrounding homes in a Sunkist Estates neighborhood that dates back to 1948, according to its oldest residents. “I should know,” claimed A.G. Sheeler, who with his wife walked across the street to see the dedication for the tiny park at 8401 SW 64 St. that’s bordered by a CSX freight rail line. “Yes, the Sheelers do know,” laughed Gayle Bainbridge. “They built the first home in Sunkist Estates and I was next,

just across the street. We’ve been neighbors a long time.” Bainbridge and the Sheelers were on hand July 21 when Miami-Dade County Commissioner Carlos A. Gimenez headed groundbreakers wielding gold-painted shovels into a small earth pile, symbolic of the restrained development sought by Sunkist residents. “The folks here didn’t want any special equipment. Their aim was to keep the park a small, quiet place for passive use,” said Howard Gregg, deputy director of the Miam-Dade Parks –––––––––––––––––––– See

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eekend and holiday parking will begin costing $5 per vehicle at six MiamiDade County parks, including five most often used by Kendall residents. The charges go into effect Oct. 1 at the Kendall Soccer Park on SW 127th Avenue, Tropical, A.D. Barnes, Indian Hammocks, and Larry and Penny Thompson parks, as well as the soccer field area of Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah. Fees will be collected from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays. “It pains us to do it,” said Doris Howe, communications manager for the Parks Department. “Economic pressures since the first sharply reduced budgets two years ago are forcing us to seek revenues because all parks are operated by tax revenues, continually affected by foreclosures, reduced state funding and other factors of the current downturn that limit or cut municipal budgets.” Parking fees are not new, she added, noting that Crandon Park on Key Biscayne, Haulover, Greynolds, Bayfront (Homestead) and Matheson Hammocks parks have charged parking fees “dating back to the 1970s.” Fees at the six new park areas will be collected by some mechanical means yet to be determined, she said. Expansion of parking fees to the six parks was approved by the Miami-Dade County Commission for inclusion in the 2009-10 fiscal year but will not be implemented until the start of the new fiscal period, beginning Oct. 1, she stated.


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West Kendall commercial site receives Council 11 approval BY RICHARD YAGER

A Coral Gables firm planning a new commercial office complex in West Kendall got its initial go-ahead to change an agriculturally zoned land parcel to a limited business use, as required by the county’s Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP). The 38-acre site, abutting the south side of N. Kendall Drive between SW 170th and SW 172 avenues, will require a southern extension of a new SW 172nd Avenue to allow access into existing or future housing development. A rare occurrence that will permit new commercial building within the present Urban Development Boundary, the property is located about one mile west of the Kendall Town Center, a major but still undeveloped West Kendall commercial hub, SW 172nd Avenue as a half-section road crosses a northwestern curve of N. Kendall Drive before turning west to link with Krome Avenue. On May 26, the executive council of the county’s Developmental Impact Committee reviewed the application to change the land use designation, concluding a limited business zone was “in keeping with the spirit of the regulations” and a “reasonable use of the premises.” Nine county departments reported either “no objections” or “no comment” in the committee report of recommendations. That action preceded a 5-0 approving vote of Community Council 11 Zoning Appeals Board on July 14 that affirms a limited business use on the current county Land Use Plan, part of a CDMP procedural requirements before rezoning the tract. As explained to the council by Juan Mayol, attorney representing its developer, platting for a theoretical SW 172nd Avenue south of Kendall Drive is necessary before proceeding to final development planning. If necessary, a signal light at the SW 172nd-Kendall Drive intersection will be built at the developer’s expense, he noted.

“The reason for proceeding at this time was to develop a plat for the extension of SW 172nd Avenue where it cuts through the property,” said David Brown, principal in Kendall Investors 172 LLC. The development entity includes family members of Brown Development Group, a longtime Kendall commercial building company that most recently built Kendall 124 Plaza opened in 2008. Planning the proposed 172nd Avenue platting will take from nine to 12 months’ time, even before details are finalized for locating commercial buildings on the parcel, Brown added. A currently designated BU-1A (Limited Business District) would allow heights up to four stories but specific plans are yet drawn for development, he said. Council members voting in favor of the business use on the land use map included chair Patricia G. Davis, vice chair Jeffrey Wander, members Joseph E. Delaney, Beatrice Suarez and Ileana R. Vazquez. Moving the UDB to permit commercial development was strongly protested by “Hold the Line” activists after an April 2007 cycle of proposed CDMP changes but county and state authorities ultimately concurred that farming the triangular land parcel was impractical due to its limited size, as well as continued westward trend of residential and retail projects off Kendall Drive in that area The property was re-designated by county commissioners in 2008 by CDMP covenant approval that now includes the tract within the UDB, specifically accommodating a commercial use of the 38-acre plot. In West Kendall, the UDB generally parallels Krome Avenue southward from US 27 to SW Eighth Street where it begins meandering eastward to SW 164th Street. Most recent changes in the line created pockets for urban expansion in Northwest Dade, south of the Opa-locka West Airport. Only agricultural use or residential building on five-acre sites is permitted outside the UDB.

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Department. “Actually, what had become an occasional trash dump will now be converted into a place where kids can play and people take leisurely walks.� The most significant park feature will be its looping walkways forming an ellipse and leading through a naturalistic setting, a plan developed by a park research team headed by Diana Comely and Leticia Fernandez-Berand, landscape architect. They specified native pines and plantings to reproduce a Pine Rockland with limited features that include a boulderstyled climber, spring toys and old-fashioned swings, all to delight Sunkist small fry beside the landscaped pathways. At a cost of just $350,000 for design and construction, “park completion will get underway quickly,� said Gimenez, who contributed unused campaign money

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to funding from the Neighbo bonding program and QN Neighborhood Improvement P Unopposed for reelection said he had no need for the called contributors for per donate toward park improvem Another election touch occ Gimenez recognized Jose Fel Carla Ascensio-Savola, GO opponents for a State House s mary is Aug. 24. Former East Kendall Co Ascensio-Savola was instr spearheading the park proje site drew attention for suspec sacrifices, likely tossed onto from the CSX right-of-way. “Now, the park will show munity residents can do whe for a common cause,� she sai

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10,000 square feet.� The board voted 5-0 to change the covenant. If not appealed by Aug. 8, it will allow a lease signing by Aug. 15, Price said. A list of eight conditions includes stationing a school crossing guard for six months “at sole cost and expense� of the owners (to continue, if needed). Also required are panel fencing, new landscaping, code-enforced exterior lighting, wheel carts with automatic theft prevention, deliveries from 7 a.m.

to 4:30 p.m., and shopping 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.-8:3 Sunday. The new store at 7700-98 will be the sixth southwest a 10 throughout Miami-Dade C existing Kendall area locat Prado Shopping Center, TJ London Square, Southland Westchester Mall. TJ Max than 800 stores nationwide.


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You ought to write a book! Michael Miller EXECUTIVE EDITOR

AROUND TOWN That’s what we thought after the Sunkist Estates mini-park dedication last week. Kendallwhat history backgrounded in That’s we isthought books like Miami’s Historic Neighborhoods where Miami historian Paul George devotes five pages to the area’s inception and growth. His writing dates back to 1763 when the British took possession of Florida and soon afterwards deeded over 40,000 acres of this southwest Florida area to an English lord. Most of the document thereafter traces growth from the early 1900’s through Dadeland, roots established by some of our readers, we’re sure. That’s what came to mind when Gayle Bainbridge of the Sunkist Estates HOA kindly called to describe that community’s borders as Sunset Drive (south), Galloway Road (west), the CSX tracks (north) and

SW 82nd Avenue (east), the total development comprising something just over 200 homes. To our knowledge, there’s no accurate “atlas” of Kendall neighborhoods by individually-developed names. Certainly Kendall is too big to be called a “Neighborhood” in the title of Becky Matkov’s fine compendium of major Miami-Dade areas. . Communities from single condominium buildings to gated enclaves or those calling themselves communities, such as The Hammocks with 16 separate “neighborhoods” of community designation within its developed area. Perhaps the just-taken US Census will provide a spark for an ambitious author to do the research necessary to write a detailed Kendall history, including a list of all the existing communities by ZIP codes.. “Sure, and that’s another book you’ll never write,” claims our better half. Who is usually right on the mark. Paying for park parking at five bucks per weekend or holiday visit is going to Paying park parking cause moreforthan a little reaction, we’re sure, and the Parks Department is preparing for protesting Kendallites who also most recent-

ly raged against toll charges on the Shula and Snapper Creek X-ways. Can’t you see what’s coming next? Of course: sidewalk metering for strolling and dog walking in neighborhoods that have ‘em! ‘Win some, lose some’ as endorsements go from the Herald for two East Kendall Community Council gas who seek seats in the Statesome, House. ayem papyrus (thank ‘Win loseThe some’ you again, Herb Rau) endorses Millie Herrera, former Community Council member from 2003 to 2006 against union leader Robert Blanco, both wanting nomination as Democratic candidate in the August 24 primary for the District 114 Seat vacated by Republican Anitere Flores who is running for a Senate post in the Kendall area and received a Herald nod. The primary’s Democrat winner faces School Board’s Ana Rivas Logan, a Republican, and disability spokesman Denny Wood without party affiliation. Carla Ascensio-Savola, former Council 12 Chair and active from 2006 through didn’t fare as well with C a r l a 2010, Ascensio-Savola, the McClatchy folks who recommended Jose Felix Diaz for the House District 115 seat held by J. C. Planas, a Republican whose term limitation runs

out this year. Both Ascensio-Savola and Diaz were recognized as knowing their “district well and have been involved in local activities.” Dr. Jeffery Solomon, sole Democrat running, joins Christopher Blau under the Tea Party banner come November’s election. They are unopposed in their parties. Rumor mill: Golden Ranches is just another scheme to make money excavating fill from vacant farmland off Krome Avenue, Rumorclaims mill: a West Kendall critic who asks: if the community is built primarily for 47 horse-lovers, why do they need a 130 acres of lake while the developer gets 10 years to dig it up? Thought for the Day:

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Why can private industry do it cheaper than government? R. Kenneth Bluh KENNETHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COMMENTARY The question is simple. All things being equal, if private industry must generate a profit and pay taxes and government doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, then government should be able to perform a function for a lower cost? But it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work that way; it never works that way. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, speaking at the National Governors Association meeting several weeks ago, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you can find a product or a service in the Yellow Pages, see if the private sector can do the job government has been doing at lower cost and higher efficiency.â&#x20AC;? In an effort to reduce the red ink in the state budget Christie wants to privatize New Jerseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state parks, psychiatric hospitals and turnpike tollbooths. The governor went on to say that preschool should be turned over to private organizations. Private vendors should prepare and deliver food to their state-run pris-

ons. Estimated savings: $210 million. Private companies must pay dividends to their stockholders and income taxes on their profits. Yet they can produce the same function for a lower cost than being performed by government? It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make sense! We tried, at home in Florida, to privatize Alligator Alley last year but couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find anyone who wanted to assume the cost of running the highway between Fort Lauderdale and Naples, pay the state a fee and make a profit. The prospective bidders realized that there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sufficient revenue, when considering the fee controls the state proposed, to take over the operation. We must find a way to manage government more efficiently and take the financial burden off the taxpayersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; backs. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s figure out how government can do it cheaper. President Obama recently created the Debt and Deficit Commission to study the spending patterns and revenue sources and try to develop a plan to reduce the deficit. Cal Thomas, columnist for the Tribune, in his recent viewpoint column â&#x20AC;&#x153;Congress is addicted to spending, period,â&#x20AC;? com-

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Motorola releases the Droid-X to compete with Apple iPhone

Al Sunshine 4 YOUR MONEY It’s about the same size of an iPhone and wrapped in a high-tech black plastic case. It’s got multi-media capabilities that can shoot and show HD video right in your computer monitor or big screen TV. It’s also the latest entry in the highly competitive smart phone battle for the hearts, minds and dollars of American technophiles. This new innovative device is called the Droid-X by Motorola. Motorola’s latest high-tech 3G cellular network-wonder features a speedy 1 gigahertz processor and an 8 megapixel camera capable of shooting stills or HD video. This device went on sale July 15 at Verizon stores nationwide. The Verizon store in Doral sold out of its 30 units of the Droid-X in just a few minutes. Mateo Alvarez, the store’s sales manager, told me there was a crowd waiting in line as soon as the store opened. The question everyone is wondering is: What’s under the high-tech black plastic covers? The Droid-X runs on Google’s Android operating system and features its own application store. In fact, the Droid-X currently has fewer applications than Apple’s more established iTunes store. The Droid-X has a touch-screen system with no actual keyboard, just like the Apple iPhone but Verizon’s clearly targeting the very popular iPhone with a more-open platform featuring Verizon’s network. Apparently, consumers shopping for a new phone at Verizon liked what they saw. The question is whether they like it enough to make the Droid-X the hottest phone on the market. The Droid-X also is this summer’s flagship Google Android phone, selling for $200, after a $100 online discount on Verizon’s site. It has a roomy 4.3-inch display, an 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, and runs on a 1GHz processor with Android 2.1 on board. The Droid-X deficiency comes just days after Verizon promised that there would be plenty of Droid-Xs to go around being that it’s one of the most anticipated smart phones of the season. However, the Verizon website on Friday indicated

that the Droid-X was out of stock. “Due to high demand, this device will ship by 7/23.” Consumer Tatiana Santos is considering exchanging her broken Blackberry for a new Droid-X. She likes the new Droid-X but adds, “It’s pretty confusing and I am also a fan of the iPhone. I may wait until January to decide to get the Droid, depending on what happens with the iPhone.” The big question we want to know: Is the Droid-X really that much faster than some of the older phones on the market? We tried an unscientific “Speedtest” using the new Droid-X and a year-old iPhone 3gs under Apple’s older 3.1.3 Operating System which runs on AT&T’s network. The old iPhone beat the new Droid-X in download speed, by about 1.9 megabits to about 896 kilobits per second. But the new Droid-X, with an improved 3gs upload capability, beat the upload speeds. Sales manager Alvarez confirmed that when it came to downloading data that afternoon, the old iPhone turned in better numbers. Even so, the Droid-X has gotten some pretty good reviews. It costs about $299 with a two-year Verizon contract, but you also get a $100 rebate in the form of a debit card through Verizon. Starter plans featuring unlimited data and limited voice and text start at around $70 a month, not counting all those extra fees that seem to add around $10-$20 a month to your bills. For another $20 a month, you can use your Droid-X to provide wireless network service — called “tethering” — for up to five other wireless devices. AT&T is just starting to rollout that option under the iPhones’ new iOS 4 Operating system for about the same monthly cost. Expect lots of heated discussion over who has got the best smart phones through the summer of 2010. And don’t be surprised to start hearing more about over-crowded cellular networks slowing down from all the new digital devices signing into them. There’s really only one sure bet: Expect even more smart phones to be released by other manufacturers throughout the rest of the year, as the phone makers keep trying to attract new customers with the lure of the latest high-tech toys. Watch Al Sunshine’s “4 Your Money” reports Monday-Friday beginning at noon. You may find Al’s blog at <www.cbs4.com/4yourmoney>.

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low the poor schmuck in front of me and get electronically â&#x20AC;&#x153;dinged?â&#x20AC;? Is this a dime ding or a dollar ding? There is no definitive answer. The MDX website, with wonderful videos and graphics (I wonder what that â&#x20AC;&#x153;dingedâ&#x20AC;? us?), informs the inquiring mind that each driver will pay their â&#x20AC;&#x153;fairâ&#x20AC;? share for the roads that we drive. On July 5, I entered SR 874 off of SW 112th Street and headed north to SR 878, going east to exit at SW 72nd Avenue. I went under three toll-levying devices. Must be some really valuable roadway I was using. I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a clue what this little venture will cost me until I check my Sunpass. Is there a way to actually check your Sunpass and see what kind of bang you are getting for your buck? What I find even more disturbing is the lack of being â&#x20AC;&#x153;disturbedâ&#x20AC;? by the MiamiDade populace. What is going on? Why has no one asked about this tax; queried the â&#x20AC;&#x153;thief in the nightâ&#x20AC;? installation of the electronic tolling mechanisms? Is it all okay now because we are informed after the fact that we will now be taxed to use roads that we have already paid for? We just celebrated the Fourth of July; the remembrance of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cry for independence from a government that continually imposed new taxes without our agreement. Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t there something about â&#x20AC;&#x153;taxation without representationâ&#x20AC;? that lies at the very core of our countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foundation? The silence of this community regarding this affair is more than disheartening. It is downright terrifying! Robin Korth Kendall

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Albert Harum-Alvarez kicks off county commission campaign

Albert Harum-Alvarez, candidate for Miami-Dade County Commission District 8 seat, kicks off his campaign in front of nearly 100 supporters who braved the rain to gather at the historic Dice House in Kendall on July 5. For more information, you can visit his campaign website at <www.electalbert.com>.

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Fashion event to benefit girls at J.R.E. Lee Center BY NANCY EAGLETON

Fashion for Charity will host its second fashion show event on Sept. 25, 4 p.m., at the Palmetto Bay Village Center. This year’s show will benefit the Young Women’s Academy for Academic and Civic Development at J.R.E. Lee Center in South Miami. Diane Superville, the founder of Fashion for Charity, is seeking donations and sponsors for the worthwhile cause. “I sat with Cindy Lerner, the mayor of Pinecrest, and reviewed a list of the different schools that needed assistance. Once I was introduced to this school and met the principal, I knew that this was the school that I wanted to help,” Superville said. The approximately 130 girls at J.R.E. Lee Center are in grades 6-12 and are most often academically deficient. These highrisk students attend the school because they require additional teacher assistance and may need credits for graduation. Others attend because they have been assigned by the MDCPS District for various infractions of the Code of Student Conduct. The Fashion for Charity event is fitting to benefit the J.R.E. Lee Center, because the curriculum focus at the school is fashion marketing. One of the many goals of the school is to prepare the girls for entry into the adult work world by improving their reading, math, writing, science, technology, social, and workplace skills. “We are very excited and we appreciate the generous support,” said Claire Warren, principal of J.R.E. Lee. “Our girls come to us from Florida City to Overtown, so community and parental support is deficient. Many of our girls come from foster homes and broken homes. Many are young, single mothers. They really need a lot of support.” Warren said that the proceeds from the

event will be used for programs that reward students for attendance and good behavior. It also will be used for field trips and other enrichment programs. Superville said that a few of the girls from the school will be on-hand to model in the show. She already has secured Cache, Banana Republic, Gap and Men’s Wearhouse to showcase their fashions at the event. Bacardi has generously agreed to sponsor the cocktail happy hour and a few local restaurants are sponsoring appetizer food stations. “I’m still working on securing a few more restaurants so we have a nice, diverse choice of food at the event,” Superville said. Superville, along with her friend helping with the event, Maria Estevez, are seeking more raffle prizes to add to the list of items she already has obtained, including a weekend cruise, Marlins tickets, a Miami hotel stay, jewelry, spa treatments and more. “All of the donors and sponsors will be recognized in advertising promotions, flyers and brochures for the event,” Superville added. The cultural evening will include the sounds of young musicians and the artwork of Deborah Weed on display and for sale, with a portion of each sale benefiting the school. Tickets for the event will cost $50. “Where else can you go for $50 and enjoy an evening of fashion, cocktails, food, music, art and great company…all for a good cause,” Superville said. To become a sponsor or to purchase tickets for this year’s Fashion for Charity event, contact Diane Superville at 786288-8408 or 786-556-2653; send email to her at <dsuperville@cruisesinc.com> or contact Maria Estevez at 305-541-1888.

Last year’s Fashion for Charity event benefited Shriners Children’s Hospital. Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are available for this year’s event, benefiting J.R.E. Lee Center.

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Baptist Hospital brings a day filled with smiles Plastic surgeon Joo Bin, MD, explains to Diana Miranda, 11, the procedure he will use to reconstruct her eyebrow. Last year, Dr. Bin removed a large birthmark from her forehead, and this year he performed a second surgery to reconstruct her eyebrow.

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BY BARBARA MOORE

Thirteen South Florida children, teens and young adults received the gift of a happy smile at Baptist Children’s Hospital during its recent annual “Day of Smiles.” Doctors from various specialties, along with nurses, technologists, and other staff members, volunteered their time to help correct cleft lips and palates, nose revisions, drooping eyes, scars, burns and an eyebrow reconstruction. This is the ninth year the hospital has donated its facilities and provided free surgeries for children whose families couldn’t afford the operations. “We just love this stuff,” said Joel Levin,

MD, chief of plastic surgery at Baptist Hospital. “At the end of the day, we have a beautiful little child to give back to their parents. The surgeries are life-changing for these children.” In addition to Dr. Levin, other volunteer physicians included plastic surgeons Jhonny Salomon, MD; Andres BustilloLopez, MD; Rafael Gottenger, MD; Felix Freshwater, MD; Joo Bin, MD; John Cassel, MD; Anthony Wolfe, MD; oral surgeon Joseph McCain, DMD; ophthalmologist Junhee Lee, MD, and anesthesiologists Martin Moliver, MD; Sovietsky MoretaParedes, MD; Kevin Kueser, MD, and Alfredo Fernandez, MD.


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How Do You Get Read For a Move to a Senior Living Community? BY HELEN SHAHAM Q. My wife and I have lived in our home for more than 40 years. Home maintenance and upkeep problems are becoming a bit overwhelming. We’re considering a move to a Senior Living community, but the thoughts of downsizing and moving cause us too much anxiety. Please help. Where do we begin? A. Often, the appeal of moving to a new Senior Living community is overshadowed by the practicality of having to downsize from a current home filled with a lifetime of treasures and memories. Communities such as The Palace understand that change is sometimes a challenge and have a wealth of resources to make the transition as smooth as possible. Many Senior Living communities offer an on-site move-in coordinator and referrals to a third-party senior relocation companies and specialists so there is always someone to guide you through every phase of the process. Typically, a moving guide —specific to the community—is available in the marketing office. It addresses the most common concerns faced by seniors preparing to downsize and provides a detailed timeline of steps to accomplish in the time leading to the move. The guide may include telephone numbers (post office, utility companies, telephone service providers, etc.) that can be helpful to your move. In addition, an objective third party is usually extremely beneficial since such a move involves many emotional memories. Ask the staff at the Senior Living community to provide you with a list of relocation companies they recommend. These companies offer a variety of services such as organizing; sorting; arranging for the disposal of unwanted items through auction, estate sale or consignment; professional packing; arranging shipments; moving; unpacking and setting up of the new home. Finally, ask the community for help from their on-site move-in coordinator. This person, if you so wish, will visit your home, provide you with floor plans with dimensions and help you figure out which of your furniture will best fit in your new apartment. Try to view the process as a new beginning. You’re not downsizing; rather you’re right-sizing your life. It’s the perfect time to start fresh, eliminate clutter, and share a few of your cherished possessions with your family. At The Palace’s communities, residents actually welcome the opportunity to create a new

look—fresh furnishings and décor—and are excited about the prospect of their new lifestyle and experiences. Residents often personalize their apartments to create a home-like environment or reflect their own personal styles and tastes. Margot Siegel, a resident at The Palace Suites, our Independent Senior Living Community, is a perfect example. A noted journalist, author and curator, Margot describes her residence as “truly contemporary”. Her home features her private collection of art and fashion including Takashi Murakami and Stephen Sprouse handbags and Andy Warhol paintings. It’s important to remember that while most seniors are downsizing their individual residences, there is an entire community beyond an apartment’s four walls. Palace communities have a beautiful grand “living room” called The Plaza, a bar, two dining rooms (one of them is an elegant Private Dining room), extensive library with computers, a theater, a fitness center, a beauty salon, and much more. Prospective residents usually realize that there is no need to maintain an extensive home library, exercise room or a fully equipped kitchen. The entire community is there for them! The value of a Senior Living community cannot be measured in square footage alone! Downsizing can certainly be an overwhelming process; however, remember to focus on all the benefits of your new home: first and foremost is your Peace of Mind (remember, hurricane season has just started and what about medical emergencies?); a Carefree, Secure and Comfortable lifestyle; new friendships; and the unlimited opportunities for social, educational and cultural activities. If you have questions about the lifestyle changes that go with aging, or if you’d like to be invited to a social event at The Palace Suites, please send a note to Helen Shaham, The Palace Suites, 11377 S.W. 84th St., Miami, Florida 33173, call her at 305-270-7020, or email helen@thepalace.org.

Helen Shaham and her husband, Jacob, have been operating Senior Living Communities for the past 30 years. The Palace Suites in Kendall is a luxury Independent Living Community for active seniors. In addition, The Palace at Kendall campus is home to two Assisted Living Residences and a Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. They also operate The Palace Gardens Assisted Living Community in Homestead, Homestead Manor Nursing Home and The Palace @ Home, a Medicare Certified Home Health Agency. Their two newest projects are The Palace at Weston – Luxury Living for Those 55 and Over and The Palace Tel-Aviv, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Israel. They have two communities under development – The Palace at Coral Gables and The Palace at Weston Senior Living. More information can be obtained by calling 305-271-2220 or by visiting The Palace website at www.ThePalace.org.

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Popular MDC local history class open for registration BY TARNELL CARROLL

If you want to know more about Miami’s historic places, the secrets of Coconut Grove as well as some of South Florida’s greatest pioneers, then register for the popular “History of South Florida” (AMH 2079) class at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus. The class, taught by the region’s top historian and MDC faculty member Dr. Paul George, begins for the fall term, Aug. 26. The course will include classroom lectures, visits to historical libraries, repositories and exhibits, video and slide presentations, and tours of Greater Miami’s historic neighborhoods. Students can expect to learn about the Julia Tuttle and Henry Flagler deal that led to the development of the Florida East Coast Railway; the impact of the Great Depression on South Florida; the Tequesta Indians’ significance to the city of Miami;

the great real estate boom of the 1920s; Key West’s role in the region’s history; the Cuban refugee success story; Miami’s emergence as an international city, and much more. The course also accounts for three credits toward teacher recertification. The class will be conducted every Thursday at the Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., Bldg. 3, Room 3218, from 5:40 to 8:10 p.m., beginning Aug. 26 and continuing through Dec. 16. Dr. George is widely recognized by the media and the South Florida community as the region’s foremost historian. He often is interviewed regarding key historical facts about the region and beyond. Cost is $258.57 for the entire course. For more information or to register for the History of South Florida course (AMH 2079), visit online at <www.mdc.edu> or contact Dr. Paul George at 305-237-3723, or by email at <paul.george@mdc.edu>.

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Free Summer Sundays at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden As summer comes to a close, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., is offering free admission to all visitors on Sundays during the month of August. Some of Fairchild’s highlights include the Vine Pergola, the rainforest and the Bailey Palm Glade. Visitors can ride the tram for a narrated tour that includes the history of Fairchild and explanations of its plant collections. For information, call 305-667-1651, ext. 3392.

QUANTUM ENTRAINMENT WORKSHOPS AT HOTEL URBANO, AUG. 21 AND 22 Quantum Entrainment workshops will take place on Saturday, Aug. 21, and Sunday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Hotel Urbano, 2500 Brickell Ave. Quantum Entrainment is a scientific procedure that promotes rapid healing by expanding self-awareness. It is a combination of quantum science, meditation and “the Power of Now.” Dr. Frank Kinslow, author of The Secret to Instant Healing, will teach the workshops. Participants will learn the basic Quantum Entrainment process and how to offer it to themselves and others. The cost for the basic workshop on Aug. 21 is $199 and the cost for the basic and master workshops on Saturday and Sunday is $370. Those who register for the two-day

workshop by July 31 will receive a discounted price of $325. For information, call 305-776-9780.

UM LOWE ART MUSEUM DOCENT GUILD OPEN HOUSE The Lowe Art Museum Docent Guild will host an open house on Thursday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m., at the Lowe Art Museum, located at 1301 Stanford Dr. Volunteer docents lead groups of adults and children in a discussion on how to look at art. The museum depends upon more than 60 docents to conduct about 1,200 tours each year. The open house will provide those interested with information on the volunteer program. Those who attend will receive free admission to the museum for the day. For more information and to RSVP, contact Jodi Sypher at 305-284-3621 or by email at <jsypher@miami.edu>. WOMEN’S CANCER ASSOCIATION HOSTS CHARITY FASHION SHOW The Bush Chapter of the Women’s Cancer Association presents the Second Time Around Fashion Show and Auction on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Courtyard Marriott, 2051 SW Lejeune Rd. The event will begin with boutique shop-

COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS ping at 10:30 a.m., followed by the luncheon and raffle at 11:30 a.m. and the fashion show and auction at 1 p.m. All proceeds are to benefit cancer research at the University of Miami. Tickets are $50. For reservations, contact Evelyn Chesney at 305-596-7115.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP FOR HOMELESS CONDUCTING CHILDREN’S SUPPLIES DRIVE The Community Partnership for the Homeless (CPH) is collecting supplies for their smallest residents — infants and toddlers. All materials and donations can be dropped off at two locations: Chapman Center in Downtown Miami, 1550 N. Miami Ave., and the South Dade Center in Homestead, 28205 SW 125 Ave. CPH will collect and distribute the following essentials to families of the 75 babies and toddlers presently living at the shelter: diapers, wipes, food, formula, bottles, pacifiers, clothing such as “onesies” and socks, strollers, baby

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HISPANIC HERITAGE EXPO/FESTIVAL SCHEDULED ON SEPT. 25 AND 26 In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce invites the business community to exhibit products or services at the annual Hispanic Heritage Expo/Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25, from noon to 7 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 26, from noon to 6 p.m., at the DoubleTree Mart Hotel and Exhibition Center, 711 NW 72 Ave. Admission to the expo is free. More than 150 exhibitors will be participating with several pavilions featuring fashion and beauty products, education, health and wellness, and even a “green” pavilion. For additional information, contact Liliam Lopez at 305-534-1903.

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Ex-dental technician creates sinful treats for sweet tooth BY REN’EE RENTMEESTER

It might seem like a novel way to drum up business for a dental technician — start a dessert company. However, there couldn’t be anything farther from the truth for Andrea “Andy” (as her dad used to call her) Lavina. Andy had a not-so-secret passion as she and her husband ran a West Kendall dental lab for more than 30 years. She is a phenomenal baker baking for all occasions, either serving guests in her own home, or baking her sweet gems and simply giving them away to friends and family. “I find baking very therapeutic — creating it, putting it together, and giving it away,” Andy said. The Butter Crunch Lady Finger Cookies are one of her own creations. Cheesecakes, some with fresh fruit purees, including mangos from her very own organic mango tree. Carrot Cake Cookies, Chocolate Caramel Clusters with pecans, Flan, and the Pumpkin Cheese Roll are some of her most popular treats. When business at the dental lab slowed down due to her husband’s accident, she decided it Andrea “Andy” Lavina displays some of her sinfully sweet was finally time to open her own desserts. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– business in August 2009. “I was scared I wouldn’t enjoy baking as it out the door. “I’m very, very picky,” she said. much if it was a business,” she said. It has been nearly a whole year since she With some strong encouragement from her family, including her two daughters, went into business and countless amounts Lauren and Marissa, as well as some close of sinful desserts have been sold and friends, Andy applied for her business enjoyed by many. She has participated in license and officially opened Sinful Sweets charity events such as the annual “Shop to Stop MS” at Saks Fifth Avenue and organby Andy Lee Inc. Andy has special desserts, which are ized by the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. honoring people she has loved and lost. Andy suggests calling her when you are Julian’s Banana Muffins with pecans and walnuts are a bittersweet tribute to her looking for something extraordinary to daughter’s boyfriend who used to devour serve at your next family dinner, special them every time he visited her home. event, corporate function, or a unique gift Irma’s Flan is a deliciously creamy and for any occasion. A variety of party platters are available dense rendition of an old Cuban family as well as delivery service. Almost any recipe dedicated to her husband’s mother. “It’s very different from any other flan order can be customized and new desserts are constantly being tested. Menu items you have ever tasted,” Andy said. Bubbee’s Honey Cake with almonds is in start at just $16 per order. Sinful Sweets by Andy Lee Inc. can be reached at 305-978homage to her own grandmother. If Andy isn’t personally satisfied with 6207 or through her website at <www.sinhow a dessert comes out, she refuses to let fulsweetsbyandylee.com>.

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A nursing professor and two master’s students from the Florida International University College of Nursing & Health Sciences (FIU CNHS) are chronicling their experiences via blog during a five-week “tour of duty” with the U.S. Navy and medical volunteers from Project HOPE. Assistant professor Dr. Randall Roark and family nurse practitioner students Vanessa Doorasamy and Dawn Horowitz are providing medical care, health education and humanitarian assistance in Southeast Asia through the Project HOPE 2010 Pacific Fleet Tour. Project HOPE is a 50-year-old organization initially founded on the willingness of doctors, nurses and other medical volunteers to travel the globe on a floating hospital ship — the SS Hope — to help people in need everywhere. It eventually became a landbased organization with 35 land-based clinics in underdeveloped counties. After the tsunami in late 2004, Project HOPE returned to the seas when it joined forces with the U.S. Navy to provide relief efforts via a naval floating hospital ship, the USNS Mercy. It has since expanded to a second ship, the USNS Iwo Jima, which serves Haiti and countries in Central and South America. The three-person FIU team is part of a rotating 12-member nursing operations team serving in the Pacific Partnership 2010 Mission to provide patient care in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Indonesia. This is the first collaboration between FIU and Project HOPE. “This is an incredible opportunity for our faculty and students to step outside the com-

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Financial Planning for FPL Employees I am an FPL employee. Do you have any suggestions specifically geared toward my employment? Yes, I have been working with FPL since 1991 (18 years), and I have some suggestions that should apply to you regardless of your age or time with the company. First: I suggest that you complete a comprehensive questionnaire (fact finder) with a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) in order to determine your 401k investment criteria and a realistic budget to see what you can contribute to the 401k. Second: Make an effort to maximize your contribution to your 401k plan. FPL matches your contribution up to 7% of your straight time salary. I suggest that you try to get to the 20% level especially if you are a new hire. Your 401k contribution actually decreases your taxable income so there’s a tax break for doing this. Third: Stay with FPL until the Rule 90 is satisfied. Rule 90 is a point system that

adds your age and time with FPL. Once you reach 90 points, your medical benefits are paid until age 65. At age 65, Medicare will be your health provider. For every point less than 90 you pay 2% of the insurance premium. If your age (55) and time with FPL (25 years) totals 80 then you will pay 20% of the premium. There are certain transition credits and age 55 rules that also need to be considered. The rule 90 does not apply for some new hirees. The health insurance premiums for people outside of FPL is a major cost. This will require that you save as much as you can, keep your other bills low and pay attention to your health. To read the complete column on , go to <www.ricktonkinson.com> Rick Tonkinson and his family have their office at 100 Almeria Ave, Suite 310, Coral Gables, FL 33134. Telephone 305-447-6617. Securities offered through Securities America Inc member of FINRA/SIPC. Rick Tonkinson Registered Representative. Advisory Services offered through Securities America Advisors, Inc. Rick Tonkinson Investment Advisor Representative. Rick Tonkinson and Associates, Inc. & Securities America companies are not affiliated.

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County expecting unprecedented influx of film, TV, ad productions BY LEE STEPHENS

Miami-Dade County is about to see an unprecedented influx of film, television and commercial advertising productions as the State of Florida releases $54 million of incentives for the production industry during the next 12 months. The state’s 2010-11 initiative is the first installment of a five-year $242 million jobs-creation package intended to stimulate Florida’s film and entertainment sector. Among the 52 projects certified for the coming year’s funding are 29 slated to begin production in South Florida before the end of the year. The South Florida projects include seven TV series, a TV pilot, one Telenovela, seven motion pictures, five documentaries, two visual effects projects for motion pictures, three video games and three Digital Media projects. The state estimates that more than $425 million will be spent in Florida as a result of this incentive program in 2010-11, with 26,000 jobs for Floridians paying about $244 million in wages. The entertainment industry stimulus is good news for Miami-Dade’s still struggling economy. “Incentives for the film industry couldn’t come at a better time,” said Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez. “They will help us get Hollywood’s attention as we compete for the dollars and jobs that the film industry brings. It’s also a great way to market our destination. “It is estimated that the TV show Burn Notice alone is worth nearly $170 million in destination promotion per year, according to the Greater Miami Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.” The new incentives will help revive the production industry in Miami-Dade, which has seen its location filming numbers fall from nearly 2,000 productions filmed on-location in 2007 to fewer than 850 productions in 2009. Local spending from location filming also fell dramatically during the two-year period, from $153 million in 2007 to just $87 million last year. The drop off was partly a result of the

economic downturn, which affected commercials and still photo shoots. Lack of significant state incentives for filming, which dropped from $25 million in 2007-08 to $5 million in 2008-09, resulted in almost no feature films being shot in the area. “Marley and Me was really the last movie to film in Miami, back in mid-2008,” said Jeff Peel, director of the county’s Office of Film and Entertainment. “The lack of state incentives really shut down the big budget films that had been coming to Miami on a regular basis.” Over the past decade a number of high profile films shot in and around Miami, including Old Dogs, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Red Eye, Miami Vice, Stuck on You, Out of Time, Bad Boys II, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Ali and Big Trouble. In fact, a new county economic study shows that Miami-Dade’s film and entertainment industry grew rapidly over the past decade. With the effects of the recession easing in 2010, and especially in light of the state incentives coming into play starting July 1, the industry is now poised to resume its growth trajectory. The first six months of 2010 already has seen a 12 percent rise in the number of location filming shoots and a 38 percent increase in the amount of local industry spending over 2009. The new A&E television series The Glades has joined USA Network’s hit Burn Notice in production this year, both shot 100 percent on location in South Florida. Spanish language network giants Univision, Venevision and Telemundo are producing thousands of hours of television programming from their headquarters in Miami-Dade County, and the area continues to be a magnet for reality television shows like The Kardashians, Color Splash and Jersey Shore. The second half of 2010 will see even more film, television and commercial advertising shoots in Miami-Dade County as the productions fostered by state incentives begin their work. For more information, visit online at <www.filmiami.org>.

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Special agent faces hurricane to track down killer in novel BY LAUREN LAVELLE

Alex Kava’s seven previous novels featuring Special Agent Maggie O’Dell including Black Friday, Exposed, and A Necessary Evil have been published in more than 20 countries and have appeared on the USA Today and the New York Times bestseller lists. Now, both Kava and O’Dell are back and better than ever with Damaged (Doubleday, $24.95), Kava’s 10th thriller in which she ratchets up the suspense by sending Maggie into the eye of an impending monster hurricane to track down a killer. On Pensacola Beach, the Coast Guard prepares for a category 5 hurricane that has entered the Gulf of Mexico. When the aircrew patrols the waterways, they spot a huge fishing cooler about a mile off shore. Drug traffickers have been known to dump coolers with smuggled product to avoid detection and pay fishermen to retrieve them. But when the crewmembers open this cooler, they’re shocked by what they find — two decaying torsos. Despite the projected path of the hurricane, Maggie is sent to investigate. Resources are limited. All law enforcement is focused on evacuation and emergency preparations. Eventually, she is able to identify one of the torsos as a businessman who mysteriously disappeared a month ago after a hurricane hit Port St. Lucie. Only Port St. Lucie is on the Atlantic side. How did his body end up 600 miles away in the Gulf of Mexico? Little by little, Maggie pieces the puzzle together. Though the two victims are strangers to each other, the one thing they have in common is that they disappeared after two different hurricanes. Maggie believes this killer stalks his victims when

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they’re at their most vulnerable — after a natural catastrophe. If she is right, he’s getting ready to strike again, and as Pensacola prepares for a monster hurricane, Maggie prepares to catch a monster. With its smart and fearless protagonist, cliffhanger chapters, behind-the-scenes forensic details, and pulse-pounding plot that will be sure to keep you up late at night, Damaged showcases Alex Kava as a master of the thriller genre. Before writing novels full time, Kava spent 15 years in advertising, marketing and public relations. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, the Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller writers. She divides her time between Omaha, NE, and Pensacola. Kava will be speaking and signing her latest novel on Wednesday, July 28, 8 p.m., at Books and Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave. For more information on Alex Kava, visit <www.AlexKava.com> and <www.Doubleday.com>.


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Coconut Grove Arts Festival adding more space for 2011 BY MELISSA NOBLES

The Coconut Grove Arts Festival has announced it has added 30 booth spaces for the 2011 year, and is now accepting applications from artists to participate. The 48th edition of this signature event set for Feb. 19-21, 2011, will feature works in clay, watercolor, sculpture, painting, photography, jewelry and metalwork, fiber, mixed media, print making and drawing, glass and wood from approximately 380 artists. On the heels of last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event, which many participating artists claimed to be their most economically successful festival yet, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival is one of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest and most prestigious fine art exhibitions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The 2010 Coconut Grove Arts Festival was historic â&#x20AC;&#x201D; my best show ever,â&#x20AC;? said neo-pop painter Ed King. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I sold more work that weekend in the Grove than at any other art festival. I am really looking forward to next year.â&#x20AC;? The Coconut Grove Arts Festival recently was named the top fine arts festival in the nation by Sunshine Artist magazine. The 2008 Arts Festival was voted the best fine art show for the seventh year and remains the top fine art event in the history of the magazineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 200 Best.

This awardwinning arts festival is located along scenic Biscayne Bay on the streets of Coconut Grove. Artists will be able to meet and talk to admiring visitors, sample various cuisines from renowned chefs and enjoy first-class entertainment including music, theater and dance. Participating artists also will receive daily complimentary coffee, pastries and lunch. The Arts Festival provides booth sitting and 24-hour security to protect the safety of artists and their collections. Interested artists may apply online at <www.CGAF.com>. There is an application fee of $45 for all entries submitted by Sept. 1, and an extended late deadline application fee for $55 by Sept. 17. The Arts Festival is produced by the non-profit Coconut Grove Art and Historical Association. Proceeds help fund year-round arts programs and benefit a building fund that will create a permanent home for the event. The association also maintains the Coconut Grove Arts Festival Gallery and presents special exhibitions throughout the year from its location at the Shoppes at Mayfair. Since its inception in 1963, the association has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to students who attend fine arts programs in local schools.

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2010 C-Class Mercedes has many new options Ron Beasley AUTOMOTIVE EDITOR

LET’S TALK CARS The C-Class is my particular favorite in the ever expanding lineup of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. It’s just the right size for my needs, handles with precision and is priced within reach of my somewhat limited resources. There are few design changes in the CClass for 2010 and four models are offered — the 451-hp C63 AMG, the 268-hp C350 Sport, and the 228-hp C300 Luxury and Sport. All come standard with a new individual tire pressure monitoring system, more aerodynamic outside mirrors and a steering wheel wrapped in leather. The C300 Sport comes standard with striking new 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels. Heading a list of new options is a Dynamic Handling Package for Sport models that includes active damping suspension; faster speed-sensitive steering and 18inch five-twin-spoke AMG alloy wheels. This package also comes with steeringwheel-mounted shift paddles on cars with

an automatic transmission. The active damping system uses wheel travel sensors and an electronic control unit to provide continuous shock absorber damping adjustment based on both road conditions and driving style. All C-Class models come with Agility Control, which provides the benefits of both soft and stiff shock absorbers. Each twin-tube shock absorber is fitted with a hydraulic bypass piston that acts like a very soft shock absorber to effectively dampen road noise and tire vibration. However, over bumpy or uneven roads, the bypass piston is disabled to preserve the steering and handling response of the stiffer shock absorber. C-Class sedans come with a “Sport/Comfort” button and in the Sport mode understeer and body lean are reduced, while throttle response is faster, steering feel is increased and transmission shift points are higher. In the Comfort mode, shift points are lower and the vehicle begins momentum in second gear. On Sport models with the optional Dynamic Handling Package, the Sport/Comfort button includes a third “Manual” mode for faster, more aggressive shifting. The Keyless-Go system is available for the first time on the C-Class. With the key still in your pocket or purse, the doors can be

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unlocked and the car starts at the push of a button. Other new C-Class options include a rear-view camera, four-way power lumbar adjustment, a tilting side mirror for parking and a universal media interface. C-Class standard equipment includes a power sunroof, eight-way power front seats with lumbar support, two-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity and a central controller with a five-inch display screen. A display in the center of the speedometer is linked to a 12-button multi-

function steering wheel that can call up a variety of information such as the phone and radio station, CD track or iPod playlist, fuel mileage, range and oil temperature. Base price on the 2010 C-Class Mercedes is $33,600. 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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A Coral Gables firm planning a new commercial office complex in West Kendall got its initial go-ahead to change an agriculturally zoned land parcel to a limited business use, as required by the county’s Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP). The 38-acre site, abutting the south side of N. Kendall Drive between SW 170th and SW 172 avenues, will require a southern extension of a new SW 172nd Avenue to allow access into existing or future housing development. A rare occurrence that will permit new commercial building within the present Urban Development Boundary, the property is located about one mile west of the Kendall Town Center, a major but still undeveloped West Kendall commercial hub, SW 172nd Avenue as a half-section road crosses a northwestern curve of N. Kendall Drive before turning west to link with Krome Avenue. On May 26, the executive council of the county’s Developmental Impact Committee reviewed the application to change the land use designation, concluding a limited business zone was “in keeping with the spirit of the regulations” and a “reasonable use of the premises.” Nine county departments reported either “no objections” or “no comment” in the committee report of recommendations. That action preceded a 5-0 approving vote of Community Council 11 Zoning Appeals Board on July 14 that affirms a limited business use on the current county Land Use Plan, part of a CDMP procedural requirements before rezoning the tract. As explained to the council by Juan Mayol, attorney representing its developer, platting for a theoretical SW 172nd Avenue south of Kendall Drive is necessary before proceeding to final development planning. If necessary, a signal light at the SW 172nd-Kendall Drive intersection will be built at the developer’s expense, he noted.

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Department. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Actually, what had become an occasional trash dump will now be converted into a place where kids can play and people take leisurely walks.â&#x20AC;? The most significant park feature will be its looping walkways forming an ellipse and leading through a naturalistic setting, a plan developed by a park research team headed by Diana Comely and Leticia Fernandez-Berand, landscape architect. They specified native pines and plantings to reproduce a Pine Rockland with limited features that include a boulderstyled climber, spring toys and old-fashioned swings, all to delight Sunkist small fry beside the landscaped pathways. At a cost of just $350,000 for design and construction, â&#x20AC;&#x153;park completion will get underway quickly,â&#x20AC;? said Gimenez, who contributed unused campaign money

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to funding from the Neighbo bonding program and QN Neighborhood Improvement P Unopposed for reelection said he had no need for the called contributors for per donate toward park improvem Another election touch occ Gimenez recognized Jose Fel Carla Ascensio-Savola, GO opponents for a State House s mary is Aug. 24. Former East Kendall Co Ascensio-Savola was instr spearheading the park proje site drew attention for suspec sacrifices, likely tossed onto from the CSX right-of-way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now, the park will show munity residents can do whe for a common cause,â&#x20AC;? she sai

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10,000 square feet.â&#x20AC;? The board voted 5-0 to change the covenant. If not appealed by Aug. 8, it will allow a lease signing by Aug. 15, Price said. A list of eight conditions includes stationing a school crossing guard for six months â&#x20AC;&#x153;at sole cost and expenseâ&#x20AC;? of the owners (to continue, if needed). Also required are panel fencing, new landscaping, code-enforced exterior lighting, wheel carts with automatic theft prevention, deliveries from 7 a.m.

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You ought to write a book! Michael Miller EXECUTIVE EDITOR

AROUND TOWN That’s what we thought after the Sunkist Estates mini-park dedication last week. Kendallwhat history backgrounded in That’s we isthought books like Miami’s Historic Neighborhoods where Miami historian Paul George devotes five pages to the area’s inception and growth. His writing dates back to 1763 when the British took possession of Florida and soon afterwards deeded over 40,000 acres of this southwest Florida area to an English lord. Most of the document thereafter traces growth from the early 1900’s through Dadeland, roots established by some of our readers, we’re sure. That’s what came to mind when Gayle Bainbridge of the Sunkist Estates HOA kindly called to describe that community’s borders as Sunset Drive (south), Galloway Road (west), the CSX tracks (north) and

SW 82nd Avenue (east), the total development comprising something just over 200 homes. To our knowledge, there’s no accurate “atlas” of Kendall neighborhoods by individually-developed names. Certainly Kendall is too big to be called a “Neighborhood” in the title of Becky Matkov’s fine compendium of major Miami-Dade areas. . Communities from single condominium buildings to gated enclaves or those calling themselves communities, such as The Hammocks with 16 separate “neighborhoods” of community designation within its developed area. Perhaps the just-taken US Census will provide a spark for an ambitious author to do the research necessary to write a detailed Kendall history, including a list of all the existing communities by ZIP codes.. “Sure, and that’s another book you’ll never write,” claims our better half. Who is usually right on the mark. Paying for park parking at five bucks per weekend or holiday visit is going to Paying park parking cause moreforthan a little reaction, we’re sure, and the Parks Department is preparing for protesting Kendallites who also most recent-

ly raged against toll charges on the Shula and Snapper Creek X-ways. Can’t you see what’s coming next? Of course: sidewalk metering for strolling and dog walking in neighborhoods that have ‘em! ‘Win some, lose some’ as endorsements go from the Herald for two East Kendall Community Council gas who seek seats in the Statesome, House. ayem papyrus (thank ‘Win loseThe some’ you again, Herb Rau) endorses Millie Herrera, former Community Council member from 2003 to 2006 against union leader Robert Blanco, both wanting nomination as Democratic candidate in the August 24 primary for the District 114 Seat vacated by Republican Anitere Flores who is running for a Senate post in the Kendall area and received a Herald nod. The primary’s Democrat winner faces School Board’s Ana Rivas Logan, a Republican, and disability spokesman Denny Wood without party affiliation. Carla Ascensio-Savola, former Council 12 Chair and active from 2006 through didn’t fare as well with C a r l a 2010, Ascensio-Savola, the McClatchy folks who recommended Jose Felix Diaz for the House District 115 seat held by J. C. Planas, a Republican whose term limitation runs

out this year. Both Ascensio-Savola and Diaz were recognized as knowing their “district well and have been involved in local activities.” Dr. Jeffery Solomon, sole Democrat running, joins Christopher Blau under the Tea Party banner come November’s election. They are unopposed in their parties. Rumor mill: Golden Ranches is just another scheme to make money excavating fill from vacant farmland off Krome Avenue, Rumorclaims mill: a West Kendall critic who asks: if the community is built primarily for 47 horse-lovers, why do they need a 130 acres of lake while the developer gets 10 years to dig it up? Thought for the Day:

The art of being wise is the art of Thought for knowing the Day: what to overlook. — William James Richard Yager 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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Why can private industry do it cheaper than government? R. Kenneth Bluh KENNETHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COMMENTARY The question is simple. All things being equal, if private industry must generate a profit and pay taxes and government doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, then government should be able to perform a function for a lower cost? But it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work that way; it never works that way. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, speaking at the National Governors Association meeting several weeks ago, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you can find a product or a service in the Yellow Pages, see if the private sector can do the job government has been doing at lower cost and higher efficiency.â&#x20AC;? In an effort to reduce the red ink in the state budget Christie wants to privatize New Jerseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state parks, psychiatric hospitals and turnpike tollbooths. The governor went on to say that preschool should be turned over to private organizations. Private vendors should prepare and deliver food to their state-run pris-

ons. Estimated savings: $210 million. Private companies must pay dividends to their stockholders and income taxes on their profits. Yet they can produce the same function for a lower cost than being performed by government? It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make sense! We tried, at home in Florida, to privatize Alligator Alley last year but couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find anyone who wanted to assume the cost of running the highway between Fort Lauderdale and Naples, pay the state a fee and make a profit. The prospective bidders realized that there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sufficient revenue, when considering the fee controls the state proposed, to take over the operation. We must find a way to manage government more efficiently and take the financial burden off the taxpayersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; backs. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s figure out how government can do it cheaper. President Obama recently created the Debt and Deficit Commission to study the spending patterns and revenue sources and try to develop a plan to reduce the deficit. Cal Thomas, columnist for the Tribune, in his recent viewpoint column â&#x20AC;&#x153;Congress is addicted to spending, period,â&#x20AC;? com-

â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; VIEWPOINT â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; mented that Erskine Bowles, former White House Chief of Staff under Bill Clinton and now co-chairman of the Debt and Deficit Commission, called the current budgetary trends a cancer â&#x20AC;&#x153;that will destroy the country from within.â&#x20AC;? Thomas added that â&#x20AC;&#x153;he has as much faith in Washington curing its overspending as I do in a bartender helping an alcoholic swear off drinking.â&#x20AC;? For too many years, actually since the Second World War in the 1940s, America has assumed the position of policeman of the world. If it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t what we think it should be we go in and correct it â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a very expensive policy. Gone are the days when our military did not move until someone moved against us. However it now must be recognized that not only have such military actions lost precious American lives but they have brought hatred for Americans from abroad

and have put us in a financial hole that when its cost is added to our attempts to right our domestic budgetary problems we find we have created an almost impossible mission. Most commissions are appointed in Washington to give the illusion that we are trying to right some wrong. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hope that the Debt and Deficit Commission, under the fine leadership of two outstanding economists, can develop a plan to right our government ship. We must find a way to govern more economically. We appreciate your opinions on this column whether in agreement or disagreement. Please send your comments to (fax number) 305-662-6980 or email to <letters@communitynewspapers.com>. The opinions expressed in this column are not necessarily those of this newspaper, its editors or publisher.

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Motorola releases the Droid-X to compete with Apple iPhone

Al Sunshine 4 YOUR MONEY It’s about the same size of an iPhone and wrapped in a high-tech black plastic case. It’s got multi-media capabilities that can shoot and show HD video right in your computer monitor or big screen TV. It’s also the latest entry in the highly competitive smart phone battle for the hearts, minds and dollars of American technophiles. This new innovative device is called the Droid-X by Motorola. Motorola’s latest high-tech 3G cellular network-wonder features a speedy 1 gigahertz processor and an 8 megapixel camera capable of shooting stills or HD video. This device went on sale July 15 at Verizon stores nationwide. The Verizon store in Doral sold out of its 30 units of the Droid-X in just a few minutes. Mateo Alvarez, the store’s sales manager, told me there was a crowd waiting in line as soon as the store opened. The question everyone is wondering is: What’s under the high-tech black plastic covers? The Droid-X runs on Google’s Android operating system and features its own application store. In fact, the Droid-X currently has fewer applications than Apple’s more established iTunes store. The Droid-X has a touch-screen system with no actual keyboard, just like the Apple iPhone but Verizon’s clearly targeting the very popular iPhone with a more-open platform featuring Verizon’s network. Apparently, consumers shopping for a new phone at Verizon liked what they saw. The question is whether they like it enough to make the Droid-X the hottest phone on the market. The Droid-X also is this summer’s flagship Google Android phone, selling for $200, after a $100 online discount on Verizon’s site. It has a roomy 4.3-inch display, an 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, and runs on a 1GHz processor with Android 2.1 on board. The Droid-X deficiency comes just days after Verizon promised that there would be plenty of Droid-Xs to go around being that it’s one of the most anticipated smart phones of the season. However, the Verizon website on Friday indicated

that the Droid-X was out of stock. “Due to high demand, this device will ship by 7/23.” Consumer Tatiana Santos is considering exchanging her broken Blackberry for a new Droid-X. She likes the new Droid-X but adds, “It’s pretty confusing and I am also a fan of the iPhone. I may wait until January to decide to get the Droid, depending on what happens with the iPhone.” The big question we want to know: Is the Droid-X really that much faster than some of the older phones on the market? We tried an unscientific “Speedtest” using the new Droid-X and a year-old iPhone 3gs under Apple’s older 3.1.3 Operating System which runs on AT&T’s network. The old iPhone beat the new Droid-X in download speed, by about 1.9 megabits to about 896 kilobits per second. But the new Droid-X, with an improved 3gs upload capability, beat the upload speeds. Sales manager Alvarez confirmed that when it came to downloading data that afternoon, the old iPhone turned in better numbers. Even so, the Droid-X has gotten some pretty good reviews. It costs about $299 with a two-year Verizon contract, but you also get a $100 rebate in the form of a debit card through Verizon. Starter plans featuring unlimited data and limited voice and text start at around $70 a month, not counting all those extra fees that seem to add around $10-$20 a month to your bills. For another $20 a month, you can use your Droid-X to provide wireless network service — called “tethering” — for up to five other wireless devices. AT&T is just starting to rollout that option under the iPhones’ new iOS 4 Operating system for about the same monthly cost. Expect lots of heated discussion over who has got the best smart phones through the summer of 2010. And don’t be surprised to start hearing more about over-crowded cellular networks slowing down from all the new digital devices signing into them. There’s really only one sure bet: Expect even more smart phones to be released by other manufacturers throughout the rest of the year, as the phone makers keep trying to attract new customers with the lure of the latest high-tech toys. Watch Al Sunshine’s “4 Your Money” reports Monday-Friday beginning at noon. You may find Al’s blog at <www.cbs4.com/4yourmoney>.

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low the poor schmuck in front of me and get electronically â&#x20AC;&#x153;dinged?â&#x20AC;? Is this a dime ding or a dollar ding? There is no definitive answer. The MDX website, with wonderful videos and graphics (I wonder what that â&#x20AC;&#x153;dingedâ&#x20AC;? us?), informs the inquiring mind that each driver will pay their â&#x20AC;&#x153;fairâ&#x20AC;? share for the roads that we drive. On July 5, I entered SR 874 off of SW 112th Street and headed north to SR 878, going east to exit at SW 72nd Avenue. I went under three toll-levying devices. Must be some really valuable roadway I was using. I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a clue what this little venture will cost me until I check my Sunpass. Is there a way to actually check your Sunpass and see what kind of bang you are getting for your buck? What I find even more disturbing is the lack of being â&#x20AC;&#x153;disturbedâ&#x20AC;? by the MiamiDade populace. What is going on? Why has no one asked about this tax; queried the â&#x20AC;&#x153;thief in the nightâ&#x20AC;? installation of the electronic tolling mechanisms? Is it all okay now because we are informed after the fact that we will now be taxed to use roads that we have already paid for? We just celebrated the Fourth of July; the remembrance of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cry for independence from a government that continually imposed new taxes without our agreement. Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t there something about â&#x20AC;&#x153;taxation without representationâ&#x20AC;? that lies at the very core of our countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foundation? The silence of this community regarding this affair is more than disheartening. It is downright terrifying! Robin Korth Kendall

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Fashion event to benefit girls at J.R.E. Lee Center BY NANCY EAGLETON

Fashion for Charity will host its second fashion show event on Sept. 25, 4 p.m., at the Palmetto Bay Village Center. This year’s show will benefit the Young Women’s Academy for Academic and Civic Development at J.R.E. Lee Center in South Miami. Diane Superville, the founder of Fashion for Charity, is seeking donations and sponsors for the worthwhile cause. “I sat with Cindy Lerner, the mayor of Pinecrest, and reviewed a list of the different schools that needed assistance. Once I was introduced to this school and met the principal, I knew that this was the school that I wanted to help,” Superville said. The approximately 130 girls at J.R.E. Lee Center are in grades 6-12 and are most often academically deficient. These highrisk students attend the school because they require additional teacher assistance and may need credits for graduation. Others attend because they have been assigned by the MDCPS District for various infractions of the Code of Student Conduct. The Fashion for Charity event is fitting to benefit the J.R.E. Lee Center, because the curriculum focus at the school is fashion marketing. One of the many goals of the school is to prepare the girls for entry into the adult work world by improving their reading, math, writing, science, technology, social, and workplace skills. “We are very excited and we appreciate the generous support,” said Claire Warren, principal of J.R.E. Lee. “Our girls come to us from Florida City to Overtown, so community and parental support is deficient. Many of our girls come from foster homes and broken homes. Many are young, single mothers. They really need a lot of support.” Warren said that the proceeds from the

event will be used for programs that reward students for attendance and good behavior. It also will be used for field trips and other enrichment programs. Superville said that a few of the girls from the school will be on-hand to model in the show. She already has secured Cache, Banana Republic, Gap and Men’s Wearhouse to showcase their fashions at the event. Bacardi has generously agreed to sponsor the cocktail happy hour and a few local restaurants are sponsoring appetizer food stations. “I’m still working on securing a few more restaurants so we have a nice, diverse choice of food at the event,” Superville said. Superville, along with her friend helping with the event, Maria Estevez, are seeking more raffle prizes to add to the list of items she already has obtained, including a weekend cruise, Marlins tickets, a Miami hotel stay, jewelry, spa treatments and more. “All of the donors and sponsors will be recognized in advertising promotions, flyers and brochures for the event,” Superville added. The cultural evening will include the sounds of young musicians and the artwork of Deborah Weed on display and for sale, with a portion of each sale benefiting the school. Tickets for the event will cost $50. “Where else can you go for $50 and enjoy an evening of fashion, cocktails, food, music, art and great company…all for a good cause,” Superville said. To become a sponsor or to purchase tickets for this year’s Fashion for Charity event, contact Diane Superville at 786288-8408 or 786-556-2653; send email to her at <dsuperville@cruisesinc.com> or contact Maria Estevez at 305-541-1888.

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Baptist Hospital brings a day filled with smiles Plastic surgeon Joo Bin, MD, explains to Diana Miranda, 11, the procedure he will use to reconstruct her eyebrow. Last year, Dr. Bin removed a large birthmark from her forehead, and this year he performed a second surgery to reconstruct her eyebrow.

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Thirteen South Florida children, teens and young adults received the gift of a happy smile at Baptist Children’s Hospital during its recent annual “Day of Smiles.” Doctors from various specialties, along with nurses, technologists, and other staff members, volunteered their time to help correct cleft lips and palates, nose revisions, drooping eyes, scars, burns and an eyebrow reconstruction. This is the ninth year the hospital has donated its facilities and provided free surgeries for children whose families couldn’t afford the operations. “We just love this stuff,” said Joel Levin,

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How Do You Get Read For a Move to a Senior Living Community? BY HELEN SHAHAM Q. My wife and I have lived in our home for more than 40 years. Home maintenance and upkeep problems are becoming a bit overwhelming. We’re considering a move to a Senior Living community, but the thoughts of downsizing and moving cause us too much anxiety. Please help. Where do we begin? A. Often, the appeal of moving to a new Senior Living community is overshadowed by the practicality of having to downsize from a current home filled with a lifetime of treasures and memories. Communities such as The Palace understand that change is sometimes a challenge and have a wealth of resources to make the transition as smooth as possible. Many Senior Living communities offer an on-site move-in coordinator and referrals to a third-party senior relocation companies and specialists so there is always someone to guide you through every phase of the process. Typically, a moving guide —specific to the community—is available in the marketing office. It addresses the most common concerns faced by seniors preparing to downsize and provides a detailed timeline of steps to accomplish in the time leading to the move. The guide may include telephone numbers (post office, utility companies, telephone service providers, etc.) that can be helpful to your move. In addition, an objective third party is usually extremely beneficial since such a move involves many emotional memories. Ask the staff at the Senior Living community to provide you with a list of relocation companies they recommend. These companies offer a variety of services such as organizing; sorting; arranging for the disposal of unwanted items through auction, estate sale or consignment; professional packing; arranging shipments; moving; unpacking and setting up of the new home. Finally, ask the community for help from their on-site move-in coordinator. This person, if you so wish, will visit your home, provide you with floor plans with dimensions and help you figure out which of your furniture will best fit in your new apartment. Try to view the process as a new beginning. You’re not downsizing; rather you’re right-sizing your life. It’s the perfect time to start fresh, eliminate clutter, and share a few of your cherished possessions with your family. At The Palace’s communities, residents actually welcome the opportunity to create a new

look—fresh furnishings and décor—and are excited about the prospect of their new lifestyle and experiences. Residents often personalize their apartments to create a home-like environment or reflect their own personal styles and tastes. Margot Siegel, a resident at The Palace Suites, our Independent Senior Living Community, is a perfect example. A noted journalist, author and curator, Margot describes her residence as “truly contemporary”. Her home features her private collection of art and fashion including Takashi Murakami and Stephen Sprouse handbags and Andy Warhol paintings. It’s important to remember that while most seniors are downsizing their individual residences, there is an entire community beyond an apartment’s four walls. Palace communities have a beautiful grand “living room” called The Plaza, a bar, two dining rooms (one of them is an elegant Private Dining room), extensive library with computers, a theater, a fitness center, a beauty salon, and much more. Prospective residents usually realize that there is no need to maintain an extensive home library, exercise room or a fully equipped kitchen. The entire community is there for them! The value of a Senior Living community cannot be measured in square footage alone! Downsizing can certainly be an overwhelming process; however, remember to focus on all the benefits of your new home: first and foremost is your Peace of Mind (remember, hurricane season has just started and what about medical emergencies?); a Carefree, Secure and Comfortable lifestyle; new friendships; and the unlimited opportunities for social, educational and cultural activities. If you have questions about the lifestyle changes that go with aging, or if you’d like to be invited to a social event at The Palace Suites, please send a note to Helen Shaham, The Palace Suites, 11377 S.W. 84th St., Miami, Florida 33173, call her at 305-270-7020, or email helen@thepalace.org.

Helen Shaham and her husband, Jacob, have been operating Senior Living Communities for the past 30 years. The Palace Suites in Kendall is a luxury Independent Living Community for active seniors. In addition, The Palace at Kendall campus is home to two Assisted Living Residences and a Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. They also operate The Palace Gardens Assisted Living Community in Homestead, Homestead Manor Nursing Home and The Palace @ Home, a Medicare Certified Home Health Agency. Their two newest projects are The Palace at Weston – Luxury Living for Those 55 and Over and The Palace Tel-Aviv, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Israel. They have two communities under development – The Palace at Coral Gables and The Palace at Weston Senior Living. More information can be obtained by calling 305-271-2220 or by visiting The Palace website at www.ThePalace.org.

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Popular MDC local history class open for registration BY TARNELL CARROLL

If you want to know more about Miami’s historic places, the secrets of Coconut Grove as well as some of South Florida’s greatest pioneers, then register for the popular “History of South Florida” (AMH 2079) class at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus. The class, taught by the region’s top historian and MDC faculty member Dr. Paul George, begins for the fall term, Aug. 26. The course will include classroom lectures, visits to historical libraries, repositories and exhibits, video and slide presentations, and tours of Greater Miami’s historic neighborhoods. Students can expect to learn about the Julia Tuttle and Henry Flagler deal that led to the development of the Florida East Coast Railway; the impact of the Great Depression on South Florida; the Tequesta Indians’ significance to the city of Miami;

the great real estate boom of the 1920s; Key West’s role in the region’s history; the Cuban refugee success story; Miami’s emergence as an international city, and much more. The course also accounts for three credits toward teacher recertification. The class will be conducted every Thursday at the Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., Bldg. 3, Room 3218, from 5:40 to 8:10 p.m., beginning Aug. 26 and continuing through Dec. 16. Dr. George is widely recognized by the media and the South Florida community as the region’s foremost historian. He often is interviewed regarding key historical facts about the region and beyond. Cost is $258.57 for the entire course. For more information or to register for the History of South Florida course (AMH 2079), visit online at <www.mdc.edu> or contact Dr. Paul George at 305-237-3723, or by email at <paul.george@mdc.edu>.

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Free Summer Sundays at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden As summer comes to a close, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., is offering free admission to all visitors on Sundays during the month of August. Some of Fairchild’s highlights include the Vine Pergola, the rainforest and the Bailey Palm Glade. Visitors can ride the tram for a narrated tour that includes the history of Fairchild and explanations of its plant collections. For information, call 305-667-1651, ext. 3392.

QUANTUM ENTRAINMENT WORKSHOPS AT HOTEL URBANO, AUG. 21 AND 22 Quantum Entrainment workshops will take place on Saturday, Aug. 21, and Sunday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Hotel Urbano, 2500 Brickell Ave. Quantum Entrainment is a scientific procedure that promotes rapid healing by expanding self-awareness. It is a combination of quantum science, meditation and “the Power of Now.” Dr. Frank Kinslow, author of The Secret to Instant Healing, will teach the workshops. Participants will learn the basic Quantum Entrainment process and how to offer it to themselves and others. The cost for the basic workshop on Aug. 21 is $199 and the cost for the basic and master workshops on Saturday and Sunday is $370. Those who register for the two-day

workshop by July 31 will receive a discounted price of $325. For information, call 305-776-9780.

UM LOWE ART MUSEUM DOCENT GUILD OPEN HOUSE The Lowe Art Museum Docent Guild will host an open house on Thursday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m., at the Lowe Art Museum, located at 1301 Stanford Dr. Volunteer docents lead groups of adults and children in a discussion on how to look at art. The museum depends upon more than 60 docents to conduct about 1,200 tours each year. The open house will provide those interested with information on the volunteer program. Those who attend will receive free admission to the museum for the day. For more information and to RSVP, contact Jodi Sypher at 305-284-3621 or by email at <jsypher@miami.edu>. WOMEN’S CANCER ASSOCIATION HOSTS CHARITY FASHION SHOW The Bush Chapter of the Women’s Cancer Association presents the Second Time Around Fashion Show and Auction on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Courtyard Marriott, 2051 SW Lejeune Rd. The event will begin with boutique shop-

COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS ping at 10:30 a.m., followed by the luncheon and raffle at 11:30 a.m. and the fashion show and auction at 1 p.m. All proceeds are to benefit cancer research at the University of Miami. Tickets are $50. For reservations, contact Evelyn Chesney at 305-596-7115.

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HISPANIC HERITAGE EXPO/FESTIVAL SCHEDULED ON SEPT. 25 AND 26 In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce invites the business community to exhibit products or services at the annual Hispanic Heritage Expo/Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25, from noon to 7 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 26, from noon to 6 p.m., at the DoubleTree Mart Hotel and Exhibition Center, 711 NW 72 Ave. Admission to the expo is free. More than 150 exhibitors will be participating with several pavilions featuring fashion and beauty products, education, health and wellness, and even a “green” pavilion. For additional information, contact Liliam Lopez at 305-534-1903.

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Ex-dental technician creates sinful treats for sweet tooth BY REN’EE RENTMEESTER

It might seem like a novel way to drum up business for a dental technician — start a dessert company. However, there couldn’t be anything farther from the truth for Andrea “Andy” (as her dad used to call her) Lavina. Andy had a not-so-secret passion as she and her husband ran a West Kendall dental lab for more than 30 years. She is a phenomenal baker baking for all occasions, either serving guests in her own home, or baking her sweet gems and simply giving them away to friends and family. “I find baking very therapeutic — creating it, putting it together, and giving it away,” Andy said. The Butter Crunch Lady Finger Cookies are one of her own creations. Cheesecakes, some with fresh fruit purees, including mangos from her very own organic mango tree. Carrot Cake Cookies, Chocolate Caramel Clusters with pecans, Flan, and the Pumpkin Cheese Roll are some of her most popular treats. When business at the dental lab slowed down due to her husband’s accident, she decided it Andrea “Andy” Lavina displays some of her sinfully sweet was finally time to open her own desserts. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– business in August 2009. “I was scared I wouldn’t enjoy baking as it out the door. “I’m very, very picky,” she said. much if it was a business,” she said. It has been nearly a whole year since she With some strong encouragement from her family, including her two daughters, went into business and countless amounts Lauren and Marissa, as well as some close of sinful desserts have been sold and friends, Andy applied for her business enjoyed by many. She has participated in license and officially opened Sinful Sweets charity events such as the annual “Shop to Stop MS” at Saks Fifth Avenue and organby Andy Lee Inc. Andy has special desserts, which are ized by the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. honoring people she has loved and lost. Andy suggests calling her when you are Julian’s Banana Muffins with pecans and walnuts are a bittersweet tribute to her looking for something extraordinary to daughter’s boyfriend who used to devour serve at your next family dinner, special them every time he visited her home. event, corporate function, or a unique gift Irma’s Flan is a deliciously creamy and for any occasion. A variety of party platters are available dense rendition of an old Cuban family as well as delivery service. Almost any recipe dedicated to her husband’s mother. “It’s very different from any other flan order can be customized and new desserts are constantly being tested. Menu items you have ever tasted,” Andy said. Bubbee’s Honey Cake with almonds is in start at just $16 per order. Sinful Sweets by Andy Lee Inc. can be reached at 305-978homage to her own grandmother. If Andy isn’t personally satisfied with 6207 or through her website at <www.sinhow a dessert comes out, she refuses to let fulsweetsbyandylee.com>.

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A nursing professor and two master’s students from the Florida International University College of Nursing & Health Sciences (FIU CNHS) are chronicling their experiences via blog during a five-week “tour of duty” with the U.S. Navy and medical volunteers from Project HOPE. Assistant professor Dr. Randall Roark and family nurse practitioner students Vanessa Doorasamy and Dawn Horowitz are providing medical care, health education and humanitarian assistance in Southeast Asia through the Project HOPE 2010 Pacific Fleet Tour. Project HOPE is a 50-year-old organization initially founded on the willingness of doctors, nurses and other medical volunteers to travel the globe on a floating hospital ship — the SS Hope — to help people in need everywhere. It eventually became a landbased organization with 35 land-based clinics in underdeveloped counties. After the tsunami in late 2004, Project HOPE returned to the seas when it joined forces with the U.S. Navy to provide relief efforts via a naval floating hospital ship, the USNS Mercy. It has since expanded to a second ship, the USNS Iwo Jima, which serves Haiti and countries in Central and South America. The three-person FIU team is part of a rotating 12-member nursing operations team serving in the Pacific Partnership 2010 Mission to provide patient care in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Indonesia. This is the first collaboration between FIU and Project HOPE. “This is an incredible opportunity for our faculty and students to step outside the com-

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Financial Planning for FPL Employees I am an FPL employee. Do you have any suggestions specifically geared toward my employment? Yes, I have been working with FPL since 1991 (18 years), and I have some suggestions that should apply to you regardless of your age or time with the company. First: I suggest that you complete a comprehensive questionnaire (fact finder) with a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) in order to determine your 401k investment criteria and a realistic budget to see what you can contribute to the 401k. Second: Make an effort to maximize your contribution to your 401k plan. FPL matches your contribution up to 7% of your straight time salary. I suggest that you try to get to the 20% level especially if you are a new hire. Your 401k contribution actually decreases your taxable income so there’s a tax break for doing this. Third: Stay with FPL until the Rule 90 is satisfied. Rule 90 is a point system that

adds your age and time with FPL. Once you reach 90 points, your medical benefits are paid until age 65. At age 65, Medicare will be your health provider. For every point less than 90 you pay 2% of the insurance premium. If your age (55) and time with FPL (25 years) totals 80 then you will pay 20% of the premium. There are certain transition credits and age 55 rules that also need to be considered. The rule 90 does not apply for some new hirees. The health insurance premiums for people outside of FPL is a major cost. This will require that you save as much as you can, keep your other bills low and pay attention to your health. To read the complete column on , go to <www.ricktonkinson.com> Rick Tonkinson and his family have their office at 100 Almeria Ave, Suite 310, Coral Gables, FL 33134. Telephone 305-447-6617. Securities offered through Securities America Inc member of FINRA/SIPC. Rick Tonkinson Registered Representative. Advisory Services offered through Securities America Advisors, Inc. Rick Tonkinson Investment Advisor Representative. Rick Tonkinson and Associates, Inc. & Securities America companies are not affiliated.

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County expecting unprecedented influx of film, TV, ad productions BY LEE STEPHENS

Miami-Dade County is about to see an unprecedented influx of film, television and commercial advertising productions as the State of Florida releases $54 million of incentives for the production industry during the next 12 months. The state’s 2010-11 initiative is the first installment of a five-year $242 million jobs-creation package intended to stimulate Florida’s film and entertainment sector. Among the 52 projects certified for the coming year’s funding are 29 slated to begin production in South Florida before the end of the year. The South Florida projects include seven TV series, a TV pilot, one Telenovela, seven motion pictures, five documentaries, two visual effects projects for motion pictures, three video games and three Digital Media projects. The state estimates that more than $425 million will be spent in Florida as a result of this incentive program in 2010-11, with 26,000 jobs for Floridians paying about $244 million in wages. The entertainment industry stimulus is good news for Miami-Dade’s still struggling economy. “Incentives for the film industry couldn’t come at a better time,” said Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez. “They will help us get Hollywood’s attention as we compete for the dollars and jobs that the film industry brings. It’s also a great way to market our destination. “It is estimated that the TV show Burn Notice alone is worth nearly $170 million in destination promotion per year, according to the Greater Miami Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.” The new incentives will help revive the production industry in Miami-Dade, which has seen its location filming numbers fall from nearly 2,000 productions filmed on-location in 2007 to fewer than 850 productions in 2009. Local spending from location filming also fell dramatically during the two-year period, from $153 million in 2007 to just $87 million last year. The drop off was partly a result of the

economic downturn, which affected commercials and still photo shoots. Lack of significant state incentives for filming, which dropped from $25 million in 2007-08 to $5 million in 2008-09, resulted in almost no feature films being shot in the area. “Marley and Me was really the last movie to film in Miami, back in mid-2008,” said Jeff Peel, director of the county’s Office of Film and Entertainment. “The lack of state incentives really shut down the big budget films that had been coming to Miami on a regular basis.” Over the past decade a number of high profile films shot in and around Miami, including Old Dogs, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Red Eye, Miami Vice, Stuck on You, Out of Time, Bad Boys II, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Ali and Big Trouble. In fact, a new county economic study shows that Miami-Dade’s film and entertainment industry grew rapidly over the past decade. With the effects of the recession easing in 2010, and especially in light of the state incentives coming into play starting July 1, the industry is now poised to resume its growth trajectory. The first six months of 2010 already has seen a 12 percent rise in the number of location filming shoots and a 38 percent increase in the amount of local industry spending over 2009. The new A&E television series The Glades has joined USA Network’s hit Burn Notice in production this year, both shot 100 percent on location in South Florida. Spanish language network giants Univision, Venevision and Telemundo are producing thousands of hours of television programming from their headquarters in Miami-Dade County, and the area continues to be a magnet for reality television shows like The Kardashians, Color Splash and Jersey Shore. The second half of 2010 will see even more film, television and commercial advertising shoots in Miami-Dade County as the productions fostered by state incentives begin their work. For more information, visit online at <www.filmiami.org>.

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Special agent faces hurricane to track down killer in novel BY LAUREN LAVELLE

Alex Kava’s seven previous novels featuring Special Agent Maggie O’Dell including Black Friday, Exposed, and A Necessary Evil have been published in more than 20 countries and have appeared on the USA Today and the New York Times bestseller lists. Now, both Kava and O’Dell are back and better than ever with Damaged (Doubleday, $24.95), Kava’s 10th thriller in which she ratchets up the suspense by sending Maggie into the eye of an impending monster hurricane to track down a killer. On Pensacola Beach, the Coast Guard prepares for a category 5 hurricane that has entered the Gulf of Mexico. When the aircrew patrols the waterways, they spot a huge fishing cooler about a mile off shore. Drug traffickers have been known to dump coolers with smuggled product to avoid detection and pay fishermen to retrieve them. But when the crewmembers open this cooler, they’re shocked by what they find — two decaying torsos. Despite the projected path of the hurricane, Maggie is sent to investigate. Resources are limited. All law enforcement is focused on evacuation and emergency preparations. Eventually, she is able to identify one of the torsos as a businessman who mysteriously disappeared a month ago after a hurricane hit Port St. Lucie. Only Port St. Lucie is on the Atlantic side. How did his body end up 600 miles away in the Gulf of Mexico? Little by little, Maggie pieces the puzzle together. Though the two victims are strangers to each other, the one thing they have in common is that they disappeared after two different hurricanes. Maggie believes this killer stalks his victims when

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they’re at their most vulnerable — after a natural catastrophe. If she is right, he’s getting ready to strike again, and as Pensacola prepares for a monster hurricane, Maggie prepares to catch a monster. With its smart and fearless protagonist, cliffhanger chapters, behind-the-scenes forensic details, and pulse-pounding plot that will be sure to keep you up late at night, Damaged showcases Alex Kava as a master of the thriller genre. Before writing novels full time, Kava spent 15 years in advertising, marketing and public relations. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, the Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller writers. She divides her time between Omaha, NE, and Pensacola. Kava will be speaking and signing her latest novel on Wednesday, July 28, 8 p.m., at Books and Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave. For more information on Alex Kava, visit <www.AlexKava.com> and <www.Doubleday.com>.


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Coconut Grove Arts Festival adding more space for 2011 BY MELISSA NOBLES

The Coconut Grove Arts Festival has announced it has added 30 booth spaces for the 2011 year, and is now accepting applications from artists to participate. The 48th edition of this signature event set for Feb. 19-21, 2011, will feature works in clay, watercolor, sculpture, painting, photography, jewelry and metalwork, fiber, mixed media, print making and drawing, glass and wood from approximately 380 artists. On the heels of last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event, which many participating artists claimed to be their most economically successful festival yet, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival is one of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest and most prestigious fine art exhibitions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The 2010 Coconut Grove Arts Festival was historic â&#x20AC;&#x201D; my best show ever,â&#x20AC;? said neo-pop painter Ed King. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I sold more work that weekend in the Grove than at any other art festival. I am really looking forward to next year.â&#x20AC;? The Coconut Grove Arts Festival recently was named the top fine arts festival in the nation by Sunshine Artist magazine. The 2008 Arts Festival was voted the best fine art show for the seventh year and remains the top fine art event in the history of the magazineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 200 Best.

This awardwinning arts festival is located along scenic Biscayne Bay on the streets of Coconut Grove. Artists will be able to meet and talk to admiring visitors, sample various cuisines from renowned chefs and enjoy first-class entertainment including music, theater and dance. Participating artists also will receive daily complimentary coffee, pastries and lunch. The Arts Festival provides booth sitting and 24-hour security to protect the safety of artists and their collections. Interested artists may apply online at <www.CGAF.com>. There is an application fee of $45 for all entries submitted by Sept. 1, and an extended late deadline application fee for $55 by Sept. 17. The Arts Festival is produced by the non-profit Coconut Grove Art and Historical Association. Proceeds help fund year-round arts programs and benefit a building fund that will create a permanent home for the event. The association also maintains the Coconut Grove Arts Festival Gallery and presents special exhibitions throughout the year from its location at the Shoppes at Mayfair. Since its inception in 1963, the association has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to students who attend fine arts programs in local schools.

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2010 C-Class Mercedes has many new options Ron Beasley AUTOMOTIVE EDITOR

LET’S TALK CARS The C-Class is my particular favorite in the ever expanding lineup of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. It’s just the right size for my needs, handles with precision and is priced within reach of my somewhat limited resources. There are few design changes in the CClass for 2010 and four models are offered — the 451-hp C63 AMG, the 268-hp C350 Sport, and the 228-hp C300 Luxury and Sport. All come standard with a new individual tire pressure monitoring system, more aerodynamic outside mirrors and a steering wheel wrapped in leather. The C300 Sport comes standard with striking new 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels. Heading a list of new options is a Dynamic Handling Package for Sport models that includes active damping suspension; faster speed-sensitive steering and 18inch five-twin-spoke AMG alloy wheels. This package also comes with steeringwheel-mounted shift paddles on cars with

an automatic transmission. The active damping system uses wheel travel sensors and an electronic control unit to provide continuous shock absorber damping adjustment based on both road conditions and driving style. All C-Class models come with Agility Control, which provides the benefits of both soft and stiff shock absorbers. Each twin-tube shock absorber is fitted with a hydraulic bypass piston that acts like a very soft shock absorber to effectively dampen road noise and tire vibration. However, over bumpy or uneven roads, the bypass piston is disabled to preserve the steering and handling response of the stiffer shock absorber. C-Class sedans come with a “Sport/Comfort” button and in the Sport mode understeer and body lean are reduced, while throttle response is faster, steering feel is increased and transmission shift points are higher. In the Comfort mode, shift points are lower and the vehicle begins momentum in second gear. On Sport models with the optional Dynamic Handling Package, the Sport/Comfort button includes a third “Manual” mode for faster, more aggressive shifting. The Keyless-Go system is available for the first time on the C-Class. With the key still in your pocket or purse, the doors can be

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