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Open house to discuss SR 874 improvements BY CINDY POLO-SERANTES onstruction is set to begin on a major project to improve the Don Shula Expressway (SR 874) that will benefit drivers for years to come. During an open house on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6-8 p.m., the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) will provide details on the plan to widen the roadway, build additional ramps at the Killian Parkway interchange and replace toll plazas with all-electronic tolling. The meeting will take place at the Dave and Mary Alper Jewish Community Center on the Jay MortonLevinthal Campus, 11155 SW 112 Ave. “It’s critical that we make the best use of existing roadways,” said MDX executive director Javier Rodriguez. “It is also important the public understand how we put their toll dollars to work in the most efficient ways possible. Adding more lanes to the expressway, widening the Killian Parkway interchange and implementing ‘Open Road Tolling’ will all help to improve traffic flow in a very congested area.” Completion of the $61.5 million project is scheduled for the fall of 2011 and improvements include: • An additional lane northbound and southbound on SR 874 between SW 120th Street and Killian Parkway; • Widening of the Killian Parkway interchange, including a new three-lane westbound exit ramp; • Noise walls that will mitigate the impacts of construction and future expressway noise, and • Open Road Tolling (ORT) lanes to replace conventional toll plazas. These electronic tolling points will promote faster travel time, reduce vehicular pol-

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New water line available to over 100 area homes

$90,000 noise study approved for airport BY RICHARD YAGER

The rush of water from a newly installed hydrant is celebrated by Miami-Dade District 7 Commissioner Carlos A. Gimenez. A new water main system is providing county water to residents of the Glenvar Heights area off Sunset Drive and SW 82nd Avenue.

BY RICHARD YAGER lenvar Heights residents joined Miami-Dade District 7 Commissioner Carlos A. Gimenez and East Kendall Community Council 12 chair Carla Ascensio-Savola on Nov. 7 to cut a ribbon celebrating new county water service available to an estimated more than 100 homes. Varying levels of arsenic had been found in 103 private water wells serving residences in areas north and south of Sunset Drive (SW 72 Street) near SW 82nd Avenue, leading to an intensive effort by Commissioner Gimenez to locate immediate funding to extend county water lines to the area. With $2.6 million from the Building Better Communities bond issue, another $400,000 was budgeted from

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the county’s Water and Sewer Fire Hydrant Capital Fund to get the project underway with a groundbreaking in February for completion just nine months later. Residents who want to use the new water main still have to pay an estimated $3,000 to $5,000 to install a connecting line from the street to their homes, plus an initial $500 “hookup” fee, as originally determined. Previously, residents needed to install special filtration systems that cost up to $10,000, depending upon the type of model selected. “Having safe water to drink and use is essential to quality of life,” said Gimenez who christened the water flow with the turn of a wrench to open a newly installed hydrant at the corner of SW 77th Street and 82nd Avenue.

A $90,000 “noise evaluation” study of Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport has been approved by the Miami-Dade County Aviation Department to explore complaints by nearby residents of excessive overhead noise. Those complaints were transmitted formally in mid-October by a newly organized 12-member Community Advisory Committee headed by Karen Herzog who, with neighbor Janice Martone, attributed the noise to increased overhead training flights occurring since last June. Herzog now chairs the group and Martone is a member. Proposing the consultant study were Jeffrey R. Bunting, manager of Aircraft Noises and Environmental Planning, together with Norman Hegedis, a planning associate, and airport manager Mike Handrahan. The county officials will engage the services of Landrum & Brown, a Miami airport noise consultant, to “evaluate aircraft operational procedures,” a report they said would be similar to one performed at Opa-locka Executive Airport several years ago. Bunting told the committee that he expects the consultant’s report to be ready by April or May of 2009 and would include recommendations for any new noise abatement procedures, if warranted.

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KFHA joins legislator to aid condo budgets BY RICHARD YAGER Kendall Federation of Homeowner Associations (KFHA) has begun liaison with State Rep. Julio Robaina (District 117) to address the mounting effects of the Florida foreclosure crisis on condominium association budgets. “The latest estimate is that six of 10 condominiums in Florida are in a hardship position due to foreclosures,” said Robaina, who will co-introduce protective legislation with State Sen. J. Alex Villalobos (District 38) in the 2009 legislative session. Even before then, the Florida Legislature will hold a special session in December to address procedures to apportion Florida’s share of the $750 billion in federal bailout funding, largely due to failed mortgage financing and a nationwide housing downturn. Robaina said the December session is intended to address a $2 billion shortfall in the state’s 2008 budget caused by a weakened economy, adding that, “some state services would likely be reduced or cut entirely.” Describing worsening effects on association budgets at a KFHA town meeting on Nov. 10, Robaina advanced three proposals now under consideration: (1) Creation of six-month tax certificates for investment purchase on foreclosed property back-logged fees and assessments to alleviate current association budgets; (2) Develop a mandated six-month payment of fees and assessments as a lien on the first mortgage holder of a foreclosed property, for the same purpose, and (3) Define specific channels that would replace foreclosed property fees and assessments from current and potential federal bailout funding. “These are raw ideas at this point,” Robaina said, adding, “I’m up almost every night until 2 a.m. reading emails with suggestions to help existing owners.” Robaina also wants to introduce an

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entirely new package of statutes governing homeowner associations which are not regulated in Florida. “Can you imagine? We now have people coming to government and asking for regulation!” A poll taken statewide of association members “showed that 96 percent of homeowners now want their association under some type of state regulatory code,” he said. More than a dozen KFHA members signed a list to develop examples of homeowner association budget shortfalls as well as proposals to help save condominium associations from increased costs due to foreclosure of existing units. “I’ve spent six years since my first election getting condominium laws updated that hadn’t been looked at since 1991,” he said. “I’ll spend the last of four terms to leave a legacy of establishing the first state agency for homeowner associations.”

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lution and allow motorists to pay only for the portion of road they drive. “We know that travel will be challenging during the construction period,” Rodriguez said. “This is why MDX has joined forces with several government agencies to provide commuters with alternatives. Together with South Florida Commuter Services, we are working to identify options including carpools and van pools, as well as use of the Kendall Area Transit (KAT) bus service.” MDX also will have a telephone hot-

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A 10-page study outline includes developing “noise contours” based on research of existing uses and off-airport mapping to determine the extent of noise issues and, if necessary, list abatement alternatives that may be similar to those committee members have suggested (i.e., reduced flight hours and/or elimination of weekend and holiday operations). “Frankly, we were really amazed and pleased at how quickly the county responded to this continuing issue,” said Miles E. Moss, president, Kendall Federation of Homeowner Associations (KFHA), who assisted in formation of the citizen group. Moss and a dozen residents who live or work near the airport were joined by three Aviation Department officials on Oct. 28 and Nov. 5 at Wild Lime Park in

The Hammocks to discuss a three-page list of noise and safety issues. Instead, they received the study proposal and reviewed its content. “While the proposal did not include actual noise monitoring with on-site instrumentation, because, if necessary, the county can use its own equipment to supplement the study,” Moss advised. Long-range requests of the citizen group included replacing temporary sound monitors with permanent equipment and a real-time Internet monitoring of aircraft usage, similar to a program used at Boca Raton Airport. The study during an estimated threeto-four month period would include presentations to citizens, including the liaison committee, with displays of data and research procedures.

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New faces in Council 12 and KFHA leadership Michael Miller EXECUTIVE EDITOR

AROUND TOWN New leadership for East Kendall Community Council 12 is headed by Atty. Elliott N. Zack who succeeds Carla Ascencio-Savola as Chairperson with Realtor Albert Santana the new Vice Chair of the seven-member board. Both were elected for service during the coming year by unanimous 7-0 votes during the Council’s last non-zoning session November 13. Zack, partner in a North Miami Beach law practice, and Santana, associated with First Service Realty/GMAC, won their seats in the September 5, 2006 primary. Atty. Jose Valdes, a former Vice Chair who later nominated Zack, said before nominations began that he preferred “a rotating basis” for chair positions to spread the responsibilities and provide the experience of chairing the board to newer members. While not adopted as an official policy, the subsequent elections of both Zack and Santana (nominated by Ms. Ascencio-Savola) accomplished that mission, both having had the least years of service of holdover Council members. An irony: Zack defeated incumbent Valdes in the 2006 election but Valdes was later appointed to fill a Council vacancy with the backing of fellowCouncil members. Some changing of the guard also occurred last week during the election

of officers of Kendall Federation of Homeowner Associations, including an unexpected change when Ms. Jane Walker was elected Executive Vice President of the governing board, replacing longtime VP Lawrence Percival. Ms. Walker became active in homeowner affairs in West Kendall when she joined as unofficial co-chair of the successful effort to block six-laning of S.W. 104th Street with Board member Martha Backer. “While Lawrence has been criticized for having his views taken as those of the Association, he has been tireless in serving the organization and will continue to do so,” commented Miles E. Moss, reelected President, who added: “KFHA is taking on a different role in recent times as both a community forum and an information base. “We now have an active liaison committee working to maintain better relations on matters at Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport, and have just established liaison between our members to work on homeowner and condominium association legislation with Rep. Julio Robaina.” The Board also welcomed two new members, Ernest Porzio of The Hammocks Master Homeowner Association, and Don Kearns, advertising exec’ seeking appointment for an appointive vacancy on Community Council 11 to replace Miguel Cervera. Postscript on Foreclosure: Direct result of foreclosures has hit Moss’s home territory in the pocket. Winston Park community association recently had to raise its maintenance fee by $4

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monthly to subsidize more than $10,000 in uncollected fees from nonpayment of homeowners in the tightening economy — an item leaving Atty. Robaina urging KFHA members and others to Email him on such examples to help support his campaign to create new regulatory legislation for HOAs, similar to that now in effect for condominium owners. You can Email him at julio.robaina@myfloridahouse.gov. Reports William Leher of MiamiDade Elections Department: Total absentee and early voting accounted for 867,932 ballots or 69.71 percent of 1.2 million registered voters who turned out for the November 4 election at 765 county precincts. Such heavier-thananticipated lines at 20 early voting locations countywide (plus use of absentee ballots to avoid them) created an unprecedented scenario: near empty voting precincts on Election Day, particularly during late afternoon hours before the 7 p.m. ballot closing hour when presidential years traditionally draw long ‘after-hour’ lines. Best Election Story we heard is told by retiring East Kendall Council member Bob Wilcosky who attended a preelection meeting held by the Elections Dept. to inform voters how to mark the electronic ballot sheet. Relates Wilcosky: “The representative couldn’t get the procedure across until he told a mostly gray-haired audience, ‘Look, just mark it like you do your lottery ticket!’ Everyone agreed they knew how to do that!” “Keeping Kendall Moving” is the title of an Miami-Dade Expressway Authority special session Wednesday, November

19 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Alper Community Center, 11155 S.W. 112th Avenue. Advertised as an “Open House,” MDX folks want your input on expanding capacity of the Shula Xway (SR 874) while briefing you on the redevelopment of the S.W. 104th Street (Killian Parkway) interchange which began re-construction just last week. For information, call Teresa Cure at 786-552-0000. Space Exploration update at F.I.U. Friday, November 21, at 8 p.m. stars Russell Romanella who directs the ‘payload process’ for International Space Station program at Kennedy Space Center, base for future Constellation and Orion Missions. Southern Cross Astros will also host Romanella’s wife, Fiorella, an astrophysicist from Italy, who will participate in the free public program in the FIU Physics Building (CP-145) at University Park. Romanella, a graduate of Southwest Miami Senior High School and FSU, is responsible for ground processing of the Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission. Enter campus on S.W. 109th Avenue entrance off S.W. 8th Street, park opposite the FIU Physics Building. For details call 305-661-1375 or visit: www.scas.org. Thought of the Day: Men are more often bribed by their loyalties and ambitions than by money. — Robert H. Jackson Richard Yager contributed to this story. Got any tips? Contact me at 305-6697355, ext. 249, or send e-mail to <Michael@communitynewspapers.com>.

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Over 1/3 of registered voters didn’t vote. Why? R. Kenneth Bluh VIEWPOINT KENNETH’S COMMENTARY Thirty six percent of the registered voters in America didn’t bother to vote in our presidential election. Why that many didn’t cast ballots is probably a bigger question than why did voters select Obama over McCain. I am over 70 and I can’t remember an election that has so grabbed the public’s attention. Everywhere I went, the conversation was “Obama this, Obama that,” or “McCain this, McCain that.” It seemed to be the only subject of conversation. No one even asked, “What’s going on in Iraq?” A subject that dominated our headlines for years was suddenly pushed back to page 6, if it was mentioned at all. You would have thought that 99.99 percent of those registered would have voted. I have asked a dozen friends, “Why

did so many registered voters neglect to vote.” Some suggested that “a threehour line discouraged them,” they went home and never went back to vote. “It was raining!” “What does one vote mean?” “Many just don’t care!” There are nations where voters stand in line for days for the opportunity, yet they vote. Voters are shot at by opposition party loyalists while in line, yet they vote. India once used ballots with pictures of the candidates as many voters couldn’t read, yet they voted. Men have died in prison because they “spoke out.” Yet their supporters continued to vote. So what is the problem with Americans? Has our country grown so large that we individually feel insignificant and our vote really doesn’t count? Many blame the existence of the Electoral College. “I voted but my vote really doesn’t count.” My Brazilian-born wife, who recently became an American citizen, and voted in her first presidential election, asked a simple question: “Why not just count our votes? Whoever gets the most votes wins. It’s just that simple,” she said, as we stood in line for three hours and 15

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on Dec. 15) to vote for the candidate who received the largest number of national votes on Election Day. So far four states have done just that — Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey and Maryland. As hard as it is to pass such a law in Florida it would much easier than amending our national Constitution. The next question is: How many “eligible” voters haven’t bothered to register? We may find that far less than half the “eligible” voters voted, not just 64 percent of the “registered” voters who did vote.

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Dadeland, The Falls join McGruff for crime prevention programs BY MICHAEL GOODMAN Dadeland Mall and The Falls, have announced their plans to team with the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), home of McGruff the Crime Dog, to conduct a variety of activities in 2009 to promote safety awareness and crime prevention throughout the area. Dadeland Mall and The Falls join nearly 300 malls nationwide, owned and operated by Simon Property Group, helping NCPC spread crime prevention and safety messages through a wide variety of events and activities, such as Simon Kidgits Club. “While the program does not officially launch until 2009, Dadeland Mall, The Falls, Simon, and NCPC will provide safety strategies for…the upcoming holiday season,” said Ozzie Dominguez, general manager of Dadeland Mall. “The National Crime Prevention Council has long played a leading role in making communities safer places to live, work and play,” he said. “We are proud and delighted to be working with this organization and have some remarkable programs planned that will greatly benefit shoppers and the entire community,” said Julie Goldman, general manager at The Falls.

At Dadeland Mall and The Falls, NCPC will address a number of important topics including • Bullying and cyber-bullying; • Home, school and Internet safety; • Financial safety and identity theft, and • Stranger awareness and conflict resolution. Founded in 1982, NCPC works to raise awareness and educate communities about crime prevention and safety through public service announcements, publications, educational programs and appearances by McGruff the Crime Dog, who has been urging millions of young people to “Take A Bite Out Of Crime!” since 1980. For more information, visit online at <www.ncpc.org>. Dadeland Mall is located at 7535 N. Kendall Dr. between the Palmetto Expressway (SR 826) and S. Dixie Highway (US 1). For more information, contact Dadeland Mall at 305-665-6226. The Falls, located at S. Dixie Highway (US 1) and SW 136th Street, is one of Florida’s largest open-air retail and entertainment destinations. For more information about The Falls, go to <www.simon.com> or call 305-255-4570.

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Local HS students launch financial literacy program BY LOREN LLANES Fifty Miami-Dade county public high school student ambassadors launched a financial literacy program, named Financially Free, during a student press conference at Miami Jackson Senior High School on Oct. 22. Financially Free is unique because it is run by students for students. Student ambassadors learned they will be developing their own financial literacy program throughout the school year with support of a partnership between MiamiDade County Public Schools, South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union, and with generous funding provided by State Farm Insurance. Students from the following MiamiDade county public high schools participated: Booker T. Washington, Coral Gables, Coral Reef, Homestead, John A. Ferguson, Miami Jackson, Miami Sunset, North Miami and Southwest Miami. The event was truly student-driven. Guests received a musical welcome by Kevin Tenor on the saxophone. He is a

Financially Free student ambassador from Miami Jackson Senior High. Breakfast was served by Booker T. Washington Senior High School’s Twister Café, a student-run business operated by trainable mentally handicapped students. Executive student ambassadors, Claudia Vallin of Coral Reef, Rockford Dias of Coral Gables and Stephannye Cruzatt of John A. Ferguson, pioneered Financially Free during their summer internships with South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union. Each utilized a unique approach to communicate the urgent need for financial literacy in schools. “Students listen to each other more than anyone else,” Vallin said of the opportunity for positive peer influence. Dias said, “The first thing we have to do is shock and awe students before they walk blindly into credit traps,” referring to the rule of first impressions dictated by Will Smith’s character in the movie Hitch. Cruzatt showed a comedic video montage of student responses to basic financial questions such as “What does the

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These young ladies are enjoying a rare Miami “snowfall” at Dolphin Mall during a previous holiday season.

BY JOSE BOZA As the holidays quickly approach, weather experts predict heavy snow flurries at Miami’s Dolphin Mall beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m., and continuing into the new year. For the sixth consecutive year, Dolphin Mall’s Magical Snowfall will take place in the Ramblas Plaza. In addition to the daily 7 p.m. snowfall, snow will fill the air at 9 p.m. as well every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Jan. 4, 2009. There will be no snow on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22), Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), Christmas Day (Dec. 25) or New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31). In true Dolphin Mall holiday tradition, magical wands will be distributed every night to children under 12 years of age when their parents sign up to receive the Dolphin Mall e-bulletin. At 7 p.m., the children will wave their wands in the air and cause the snow to return to the mall while illuminating the sky with a warm holiday glow. Youngsters

can pick up their wands one hour before each show. “There’s only one place that snow falls in South Florida and that’s at Dolphin Mall,” said Madelyn Bello, marketing sponsorship director for Dolphin Mall. “Santa Claus brings his holiday cheer with him every year along with some magical snow from the North Pole.” Dolphin Mall is an enclosed value retail/entertainment/dining destination with an 850-seat food court and more than 240 retailers. It is located just five miles west of Miami International Airport, where the Dolphin Expressway (SR 836) and Florida’s Turnpike intersect. Shoppers can access the mall by taking Exit 27 off of Florida’s Turnpike. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy extended hours during the holidays and at Ramblas Entertainment area. Preview the stores, the styles and the savings online at <www.shopdolphinmall.com>.

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Miami Children’s Theater presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast BY ROBERT HAMILTON “It’s a tale as old as time” and it is coming to Miami for the holidays. The Miami Children’s Theater presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, at 8 p.m. on Dec. 4, 6, 11, 13 and 20, and 2 p.m. on Dec. 7, 14 and 21, at the Alper JCC’s Russell Theater in Kendall, 11155 SW 112 Ave. The show opened in New York in April 1994 and already has become the sixth longest running musical in Broadway history, with more than 4,000 performances for more than 5.7 million people. It has had record-breaking runs in New York, London, Los Angeles, Toronto, Sydney and Tokyo. Nominated for nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, the play is based on the 1991 Disney movie, which became the first animated feature film ever to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Written by Linda Woolverton with music by Alan Menken and memorable songs by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast tells a heartwarming “tale as old as time” about love conquering all. A handsome prince, played by Charles Benitez, with a cold heart is turned into a grotesque beast by a magic spell that also transforms the staff of his castle into dancing and singing objects such as a teapot, cup, clock, candelabra and more. The only chance to break the spell is for someone to learn to love the Beast. The show’s director, Julie Pappas

Pictured are Karina Fernandez as Belle, and Charles Benitez as the Beast. (Photo by Lennie Rohrbacher)

Smith, performed in the show for four years with the Broadway cast and in the National Tour. “It’s such a beautiful and fun piece for all ages, and everyone in cast and crew are responsible for making it a great ensemble piece,” Smith said. Pre-sold tickets — $12 for children/students and $14 for adults — may be purchased online at <www.miamichildrenstheater.com> or by calling 305-274-3595. Tickets purchased at the door are $18-$22.

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BY LAUREN SIMO The Second Annual American Fine Wine Competition (AFWC), presented by Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler, Attorneys at Law, and Guarantee Insurance Company, will take place on Nov. 3 and 4 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club with a AFWC gala dinner on Nov. 21 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami. “This is one of the only wine competitions in the country that celebrates only American made wine,” said Shari Gherman, chair of the Second Annual AFWC. “We are very particular on which wines we accept into this competition. We accept only top-quality, Americanmade wines. We judge wines in 30 categories, by varietal and price. Last year’s gala dinners were sold out, and we are looking forward to another exciting and successful year.” With at least 400 exceptional American wines, from Chardonnay to Zinfandel, entered in the 2007 competition, Gherman anticipates an estimated 500 wines to be entered for judging this year. More than 300 wineries are invited to participate, and each winery may enter more than one variety of wine. A few of the wineries to be featured are Brochelle Vineyards, which won “Best of Show” last year; Krupp Brothers Estates; Oakville Ranch Vineyards, and Frank Family Vineyards. A “dream team” of 22 judges, who pos-

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Comedy Tour to benefit Tom Joyner Foundation BY GEORGE AIELLO The BankUnited Center at the University of Miami presents the “Comedy with a Purpose Tour: An AllStar Comedy Tour” on Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. The tour features comedians J. Anthony Brown, Melanie Comarcho, Marvin Dixon, Gary Owen, Damon Williams and Earthquake as they take the stage to help raise money for the Tom Joyner Foundation. The Tom Joyner Foundation provides funds directly to the Historical Black College and Universities (HBCU) for the purpose of helping black students continue their education at the college level. Each month the Tom Joyner Foundation designates an HBCU to receive its support. The scholarship support money is sent directly to the university for the students. The scholarships are awarded to the students through the financial aid office at the college based on financial need and other requirements from the school and the donor.

The BankUnited Center has a past history of hosting such charitable events as Bike MS, the fundraising bikea-thon benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, as well as the United Way Women’s Leadership Breakfast on Sept. 9. The breakfast hosted 900 women who celebrated their philanthropy and volunteerism. Tickets for the Comedy with a Purpose Tour start at $16.25 and are at available at all Ticketmaster Outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 305-358-5885 and at the BankUnited Center Box Office at the University of Miami. The BankUnited Center, an 8,000seat multipurpose entertainment facility located on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus, hosts concerts, family shows, trade shows, lecture series, sporting events and the University of Miami men’s and women’s basketball teams. The BankUnited Center is located at 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables, FL. For information call 305-284-8686 or visit <www.BankUnitedCenter.com>.

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track (62.2 inches) yield a comfortable ride and good stability, while the short front and rear body overhangs allow the Sorento to navigate steep terrain. Sorento is available in both twowheel- and four-wheel-drive configurations. On two-wheel-drive models, power is directed to the rear wheels, while the 4WD offers a part-time or a Torque-on-Demand automatic full-time four-wheel-drive system, depending on the option package. The part-time fourwheel-drive system engages with the

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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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IndoCraftsSpices, Inc. Rugs and cushion covers, statue & figurines, beach and belly dancing clothing, incense, jewelry & beads, metal art woodcraft, herbs and spices. Tel: 305-257-2524

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Zion Bazaar Our gift shop has a variety of antique collectibles, novelties, souvenirs, figurines and gift baskets for all occasions. Call us at 305-804-3635 for our Tea Time parties reservation.

Cauley Square Historic Railroad Village was built in 1903 and the last of the Pioneer Railroad Villages in the U.S.A. Twenty antique shops are nestled in lush tropical foliage of fountained gardens and sculptures. Our village also offers outdoor space for weddings, sweet sixteens, showers, company parties and/or events. Tea Room Restaurant Dine at the Famous Tea Room in a Victorian-American setting where lace and flowers abound. Ambrosia, finger sandwiches, gazpacho and spiced tea are standard luncheon fare. Tel 305-258-0044.

PLEASE BOOK YOUR RESERVATION FOR THANKSGIVING DAY!

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Dreams 2 Cherish We specialize in event accessories, favors, wedding and bridal items. Over twelve years experience in event planning. Tel: 305-275-9848

SCHEDULED EVENTS FOR THE REST OF 2008 ARE: Nov 29 and 30, 2008 - ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW (10am - 4pm)

Over 25 vendors displaying hand made crafts for the holidays.

Scrap'N Elegance We carry a large variety of scrapbook albums, stickers, paper, embellishments, and tools to create memory books. Tel: 305-258-7770

December 6, 2008 - HOLIDAY CHEER (12noon to 6pm) Make your reservation for your kid's holiday package which includes a picture with Santa, face painting and pony ride for $18.00 per child.

The Village Florist Floral Arrangements for weddings, funerals, parties, birthdays, anniversaries or any occasion. Tel: 305-258-4303

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