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Lipshultz to represent USA at Maccabi Games in Australia

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achary Lipshultz of Pinecrest has been appointed to the Open Men’s Soccer Team representing the USA at the Second Maccabi Australia International Games (MAIGs) in Sydney, Dec. 26-Jan. 2, 2011. The Games will take place at Olympic Park where many of the competitions took place during the 2000 Summer Olympics. A senior at Oberlin College, Lipshultz has been a four-year starter as goalkeeper for the Oberlin Yeomen and during his junior year earned Second Team All-NCAC for his efforts in the net and was named an AllAmerican by the Jewish Sports Review. Prior to his college career he played goalkeeper for Ransom Everglades High School for three years, two of which he was a starter. He also played in goal for 10 years in club soccer with the Miami Strike Force and the Kendall Soccer Coalition. A d d i t i o n a l l y, Lipshultz is an avid scuba diver who was certified on the Great ZACHARY LIPSHULTZ Barrier Reef in Australia and conducted his own undergraduate coral reef research in Bonaire, NA, during his junior year.

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Read at the Junior Olympics

Who is right about our real estate market? BY AL SUNSHINE

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The Jumpin’ Beinz jump rope team and Coach Eileen Alvo brought their favorite hometown newspaper with them when they competed at the AAU Junior Olympics in Hampton, VA Aug. 4-7. The team won two silver medals, three bronze medals and 38 ribbons for top-10 placement. Most of the team members attend or have graduated from Bet Breira Day School. Pictured are (front row l-r) Samantha Idiaquez, Jessica Weber, Gaby Perez, Nicole Feldman, Natalie Askowitz, Allison Bramblett, Danielle Moore; (back row l-r) Julia Fistel, Megan Lipsky, Ashley Scarry, Danielle Askowitz, Coach Eileen Alvo, Derrick Whitcomb and Aaron Idiaquez. Congratulations and thanks for taking us along, girls.

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t’s just the latest example of how confused South Florida’s real estate market is getting. On the very same day, South Florida’s two leading newspapers the Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald featured two very different headlines about the local housing market. The Miami Herald said it’s improving while the Sun Sentinel wrote about how it’s getting worse. So which is it? Let’s look at the headlines. The Miami Herald wrote, “The local housing market is in the first phase of a recovery.” The Sun Sentinel wrote that the market was “facing ominous new signs of even more

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Here’s world traveler and longtime Village resident Jonathan Bertner getting a look at his favorite hometown newspaper during a visit to a rain forest while on holiday in Hawaii. Thanks for taking us along, Jonathan.

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Positive PEOPLE in Pinecrest

DANIEL CASTAN Being class president has helped Palmetto High School senior Daniel Castan to earn more than 500 hours in community service. “I was the class president in my junior and senior years,” Castan said. “I also helped with homecoming preparation.” In his junior year, Castan organized the magazine drive, which helped fund grad night and the money needed for the deposit for the prom. “We had an ice cream party for people who sold a certain number of magazines,” Castan says. As senior class president, Castan wants to add some new activities to the mix. Last year, he worked to form a Habitat for Humanity charter for Palmetto. He wasn’t successful at that time, but that project is one of his top goals for the 2010-11 school year, aside from homecoming and prom and all the senior activities. He says Habitat for Humanity is an organization that he wants the school to become more involved in. “I’ve only done it once because you have to be a certain age, but I think it’s a great way to get kids involved in the community,” he says. “It’s a really good organization and they have it all over the U.S.” Castan also wants to organize a campaign to stop teens from texting while driving. “The no-phone zone,” he says. Last year, they did it on the day set aside to remember people who died while texting and driving.

“We did a banner and a video,” he says. “This year we’re planning on having presentations in the auditorium to get the majority of the school to sign the contracts. Testing while driving raises your risk of a crash by about 23 times.” Another school-related program Castan is involved with is the Health Information project, where upperclassmen are trained to talk to freshmen about sex education, mental health and nutrition. It was a pilot program last year and he plans to continue with it. “It’s one of my favorite organizations,” he says. He’s also the sectary of the English Honor Society and a member of the National Honor Society, the Italian Honor Society, the Spanish Honor Society, the Social Science Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. He’s involved in Interact and the Invisible Children club. Outside of school, Castan earned community service hours by volunteering at Miami’s major tennis tournament. “I worked as a ball person at the Sony Erickson,” he says. “I did center court my first year.” Castan has volunteered at the Erickson for four years. He also volunteered at Palmetto High School in the front office. “I worked because they were short on employees because of budget cuts,” he says. He answered the phone, filed papers and worked on the front desk. “One summer I worked 80 hours and another summer I did 50 hours,” he said. During the school year, Castan plays tennis and badminton on the school teams. This year, he is captain of the badminton team. He’s been on the tennis team since sophomore year, playing both singles and doubles. He says he’s not a star player, but he’s solid. “I’ve been playing tennis since I was about nine,” he says. Castan has been playing badminton for less than three years. He plays mixed doubles.

“I heard about the team from a couple of friends and got involved,” he says. “I was pretty decent in a few months.” Castan says last season the team did well because the coaching was top notch. In fact, he ended up an All-Dade Honorable mention for badminton in his junior year. By Linda Rodriguez Bernfeld

TIMOTHY AUSTIN BROWN Timothy Austin Brown, a junior at Palmetto Senior High, recruited over 125 volunteers to help him clean up Matheson Hammock Park for his Eagle Scout Project. The group started at 8 a.m. on a hot June day and worked through lunch, totaling over 500 hours of manpower spent on the park clean-up effort. “I enjoy the outdoors and the environment and I go to Matheson Hammock Park,” said Brown, who has been in Scouting since he was in the second grade. “I had noticed that most people go to the boat ramps or to the beach and the park grounds seemed neglected.” Brown’s recruits, including his fellow

members from Troop 457, family members and friends removed over two truckloads of invasive plants and planted more than 100 red and black mangroves in the lake beds and green buttonwoods on the shoreline. They also repaired, painted and modified three picnic benches to meet ADA standards for wheelchair visitors. The group cleaned foot-path signage and cleared foliage around benches. Finally, a sea grape tree was planted and a plaque was displayed on behalf of Brown and his troop in hopes of inspiring other young members of the community to participate in volunteer activities. “It was an amazing accomplishment and I’m so thankful to everyone who was a part of it,” said Brown. Brown was especially grateful for the help of his parents, Jayne and Tim Brown, Scoutmaster Dave Ziska, committee chair Julie Ziska and Boy Scouts adult advisors Peter Berg and Rick Diaz. “Mr. Berg and Mr. Diaz are present at every Eagle Scout project and they help guide you to get your project off the ground,” said Brown. Brown’s summer continues to be busy. He recently completed a medical forum at Georgetown University where high school juniors and seniors worldwide were invited to learn about the medical profession and gain insight into a broad spectrum of medical specialties. The group of 400 students visited nearby teaching hospitals, viewed live surgeries, interviewed doctors and visited anatomy labs. “The week was exceptional and it was such a great experience,” Brown said. “The days were very structured, but I also made 100 new friends while I was there.” Brown’s goals after high school are to study medicine and become a neurosurgeon. He has his path already mapped out. “I plan to attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis for four years,” he said. “After serving my time in the Navy for four more years, my goal is to attend Georgetown University or Johns Hopkins University.” By Nancy Eagleton

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SYMONE MAJOR Former Palmetto High School student Symone Major is attending Barry University this fall on a full scholarship.

She is taking nursing courses with the goal of becoming a nurse practitioner. “I’ve always wanted to be a nurse since I was a little girl; I’ve always to help people,” Major says. “I told my grandma that I wanted to do it. She passed away, so I need make sure that I do it.” Major says she would rather be a nurse practitioner than a doctor. “Because doctors, they have to direct everybody,” she says. “If you are a nurse practitioner, you get to work with the patients and help them, both mentally and physically.” A nurse practitioner has graduate level training and can perform many of the functions that a doctor does, but not all. However, they are able to spend more time with patients and they can be the primary health care provider. Major says the scholarship is a blessing and will allow her to live on campus. “They just gave it to me,” she says. “It covers everything.” While in high school, Major was an athletic trainer for football, basketball, baseball and wrestling teams. “It really helped me prepare for my nurs-

ing classes,” she says. Taking the sports medicine class for two years and working as a trainer allowed her to practice her first aid technique. When athletes were injured, she would help ice the injury, clean any open wounds and then help the injured athletes with therapy and ultrasound if needed. She did that for two years and then decided that she needed to become involved in the African Heritage Club. “It had been here for years, but no one had taken the time to make it big,” she says. “I wanted to bring it out to teach Palmetto students about African culture. I wanted to bring the club together, be a family and stop the violence. It’s not just for blacks; it’s for whites and Hispanics, too.” The club attracted about 200 members in the 2009-2010 school year. Among other things, the club raised money for Haitian relief and members put together angel backpacks. “We take diapers, necessities for infants and for homeless parents and they take them downtown to Camillus House,” she says. “We collect backpacks, load them up and then send them downtown,”

Major was president of the club for one year and was dance club president for three years. The dance club is affiliated with the African Heritage Club. “We have the dance club, singing team and the Brain Bowl competition that we have at FIU every year,” she says. “All the African Heritage Club members are a part of it. We practice all year for it.” Being involved with the heritage club led her to put on two big Black History Month events. “It’s a big show and everybody comes; we’re sold out every year,” she says. “They’re basically talent shows. That’s where the teams showcase their talent. We have slide shows and videos; we put it on for about two hours.” Not only was she in the show, she taught everyone their dance routines, sold tickets and even hosted a dinner in advance for the cast and crew. Although she’s now a college freshman, Major plans to return to Palmetto this school year to help with the production of the show. By Linda Rodriguez Bernfeld


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Publisher It is almost impossible for teenagers to put the things that happen to them in school in proper perspective. On the athletic field, in the school parking lot, in the classroom, it’s all the same; it’s always big, really big; as big as the BP oil spill or flooding in Pakistan. So, when a high school coach casually dismisses a young athlete who tried out for a team and didn’t make it, it’s big. In fact, it can be devastating if it is not handled properly. Young athletes train for years to make a team and if they succeed in their freshman year they must continue to work hard to maintain their position. However, often even hard work is not enough for a marginal player to beat out a younger, more talented athlete. Nevertheless, not making a team is part of growing up. Making the team one year and being cut the next is tough, but this, too, is a part of maturing. These disappointments can be growing experiences for student athletes when they are handled properly by the adults in their lives. In some circumstances, there may be players who have competed well and made the team for three years in a row, only to find that they did not make the cut their senior year. Coaches certainly have the right to pick the athletes that they believe

have the best athletic ability and the best chemistry with teammates. Seniors sometimes are not the best players, but to cut a senior after years of team loyalty is usually wrong. A great coach would advise a senior, “You have the opportunity to make the team, not as a starter, but as a backup; and more importantly as a mentor to your younger teammates.� Many coaches hide behind their office door after posting the new team roster on the wall for all to see. Certainly, those names are listed by identification number, so there is no direct embarrassment to the young athletes that were cut. But, still, this is an immature and hurtful way for a coach to handle the situation. The proper way to do it is for the coach to call in each player who tried out for the team and discuss the reasons why the youngster did not make the team. They are entitled to know the reason for the cut, and get some constructive criticism, too. The student athlete deserves to have a discussion with the coach about the way forward. After all, these young athletes are in high school to learn and this is the part of a coach’s job that has the greatest long-term value. There are those who would say, “But what about winning?� And winning is precisely what I am talking about. This concept is all about winning, for I will always put my money on a team with heart, a good work ethic and strong team spirit over a team with a ruthless, disrespectful win-at-all-cost mentality.

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It’s great to be a Florida Gator BY MARK TROWBRIDGE

I did not grow up being a Gator. In truth, I was a Buckeye who hailed from the border town of Toledo, OH. My childhood was typically Midwestern and one weekend each November, friendships and family relationships were put aside for college football and a rivalry for the ages — Woody Hayes’ Ohio State Buckeyes versus Bo Schembechler’s Michigan Wolverines. Today, the last weekend in November means a very different type of rivalry, one that I have personally experienced many times since over I first became a Gator. At times, the final outcome of these games resulted in extreme bliss, while others ended with months-long despair. I first became a Gator when I went to summer orientation in Gainesville in July 1986. I had just graduated from Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne, FL, and had applied to attend only one school — the University of Florida. At the time, this choice had more to do with where my friends were going to school than my own desire to attend UF. Little did I know that the two-day break from my summer job at Little Ceasar’s Pizza would change my life and my view of the world forever. I had never set foot on a college campus as impressive and majestic as UF, and memories of that moment still come flooding back today as if it just happened moments ago. My arrival in the fall of 1986 as a newly minted freshman at Hume Hall was just the beginning of my love affair with my alma

mater. I was reminded on a daily basis that my growing passion for UF was a mixture of many things: dedicated faculty, opportunities for involvement, game days, passionate peers, food at all hours of the day and night, and the good old orange and blue, tried and true. It did not take long to know that my experience as a Gator would transcend my own expectations and lead me higher and farther than I ever hoped. My education prepared me well enough that I am comfortable in both the boardroom and the classroom. There is no challenge too great that I cannot rise up to and face head on. There are no obstacles too great. My UF education has given me this confidence and I am eternally grateful. And so, that is why I choose to give back in a meaningful way. I show my loyalty through my life membership and involvement in the University of Florida Alumni Association, by making a financial gift to my alma mater, and by reminding all who I come into contact with in my role as Coral Gables Chamber president and community leader that I am a loyal Gator. This year, I am proud to serve as president of the University of Florida Alumni Association, representing 350,000 loyal Gators around the globe. Collectively known as the Gator Nation, this group of dedicated alumni represents the finest graduates any university could ever offer. It is an honor and privilege to serve as their leader. Go Gators!

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Standarized tests — the good and the bad BY COLLEEN WRIGHT

It’s amazing how a four-hour standardized test could decide the fate of your child’s future – okay, at least his or her future college. After dredging through almost four years of schoolwork, community service, extra-curricular activities and the like, there’s only one more deciding factor in your high school senior’s college application that could make or break him or her — the Scholastic Aptitude Test, more infamously known as the SAT. Luckily, and better for students, universities nationwide are putting less emphasis on students’ standardized test scores. Overall test scores have dropped since 2008 and yet senior high school students everywhere are still stressing about earning a higher score. Even prestigious universities such as Wake Forest in North Carolina are beginning to disregard test scores. Admissions officers strive to view the student as a whole, considering the student’s academic achievement, as well as interests and drive, as demonstrated in the student’s high school resume and essay. Colleges are at least compassionate enough to accept another standardized test; meet the SAT’s ugly cousin, the American College Testing (ACT). The ACT is faster paced, yet more comprehensive to complete. Students usually find their niche in one of these tests, but some, even the brightest of students, still struggle with reasoning tests. It makes sense why colleges consider standardized testing in their admission process. Schools both private and public across the country have different standards of grading. Some schools have a range of 93 to100 for an A and others have 90 to 100 as an A. Some schools give more weight to honors and AP classes, inflating students’

TEEN TALK grade point averages, and some simply have easier classes than others. The SAT is a way to put all schools at the same level and admit students fairly. But sometimes standardized testing isn’t fair at all. For example, Student A is competing against Student B for admission into a credible university. Student A has a somewhat decent score and fairly good grades while Student B has an almost-perfect test score, but unsatisfactory grades. Both students are eligible for admission, but only one student is chosen. Student B, who probably has the potential to get perfect grades to match his or her perfect score, is accepted because of his or her performance on a test, despite his or her laziness in school. Student B, a hard worker who doesn’t necessarily test well, is rejected despite his or her performance in school. Unfortunately, tests like the SAT and ACT are not going to disappear overnight and, with regard to their long history, these tests probably will still be around when your grandchild applies to college. It’s important for your teen to try his or her hardest on the test, but don’t put too much stress on your child. Remember that other factors are taken into consideration in the college application process. Remind your high school senior to relax and take the test with ease; it’s not the end of the world if he or she doesn’t get a perfect score. Besides, after Jan. 1, when just about all college applications are due, you have no more control about your teen’s college decision. In the end, your child will attend the college where he or she is meant to be, and that’s beyond the power of any Scantron or number two pencil.


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‘Wine on Harvest Moon’ fundraiser at Deering Estate BY SHEILA STIEGLITZ

Like some vintages, the Deering Estate Foundation’s ninth annual signature fundraising event Wine On Harvest Moon, presented by South BMW, gets better with age. Each year, the theme features the “fine wine, fine food and fine art” of a different region of the world. On Saturday, Oct.23, the bountiful dishes and wines from California’s Sonoma, Napa and the Central Coastal will be showcased. A highlight of the evening will be the Florida debut of Deering wines of Sonoma County. Owners Blair Collins Maus and her husband, Todd, are bringing their Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Zinfandels “home” to the Deering Estate at Cutler for sampling and sale. Mrs. Collins is the greatgreat granddaughter of Charles Deering. “In 1922, after Charles Deering made the 444-acre Estate his permanent home, he built the Mediterranean style Stone House to accommodate his art collection,” said Mary Pettit, executive director of the Deering Estate Foundation. “Down in the basement, he included a large prohibition era wine cellar disguised behind a bookshelf where he hid away his vast collection of wine and spirits.

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“Having Blair and Todd join us on the Estate to pour their California wines and share their story at this event, is incredibly exciting,” said Pettit. “I’m sure her great-great grandfather, an avid naturalist and wine connoisseur himself, would be very proud not only of the quality of Deering Wines, but especially by the sustainable organic farming practices

they employ to produce them.” Throughout the evening delicious food samples will be prepared by chefs from Bizaya at the Ritz-Carlton, Ana Capri, Smith & Wolensky, Sawa (at Merrick Park), Mango Café, Kaliapy’s and Delicias Del Mundo. Scrumptious desserts are being provided by Wendy’s Chocolates, Donna’s Delights and Sugar

Shack, and Sara Sharpe is catering the VIP reception. Crown Wine & Spirits presents wine tasting with professor Chip Cassidy and event sommelier Veronica Litton, who share their expertise. A new component at Wine On Harvest Moon is the celebrity cook-off. Gourmet food trucks are one of the hottest national food trends. This casual source for highend food sets up the perfect challenge for the event, the Battle of the Food Truck Chefs. Chef Jeremiah, of the GastroPod Mobile Gourmet, opposes Chef Jack Garabedian of Jefe’ Original Fish & Taco Burger. There will be no limit to the creativity of either of these remarkable chefs when it comes using products from the generous pantry stock piled by Whole Foods Market. With superb food and wine offered, Wine On Harvest Moon is not to be missed. Event hours are 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the historic Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72 Ave. General admission is $90 ($75 for members) and VIP tickets are $175 ($150 members). For more information, call 305-2351668, ext. 263, or purchase online at <www.deeringestate.org>.


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REAL ESTATE Have you done your “fall cleaning” yet? If you’re selling your home, it’s essential to take care of the details, both inside and out. Since buyers first see your property from the street, there are steps you can take to pique their interest in seeing more. Obviously, color makes an impact. Emphasize two or three colors in your flowerbeds and shrubs, and coordinate your blooms with the seasons, be it spring, summer or fall. Also, make sure your trees and shrubs are properly sized to the house and grounds, and not blocking any of your home’s positive features. Perfectly maintaining your lawn is critical while you’re listing, since a well-mani-

cured lawn powerfully symbolizes your pride of ownership and attention to maintenance. You can reduce the time invested in mowing and watering if you can do some simple landscaping with rocks, ornamental grasses and drought-tolerant plants. The sound of water also turns buyers on. Even if you don’t have a pond, you can achieve the same effect by installing a small fountain in the front yard, or even by running an electric fountain on your porch or deck. Finally, there are a couple of architectural flourishes that add interest, such as colorful window boxes, a trellis with flowering vines, or even a pretty new mailbox. Contact your agent for a wealth of other ideas to attract buyers. Mike and Lynda Morgan may be contacted at the Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Offices at 12155 S. Dixie Hwy., 305253-2800 or by email at <mmorgan321@aol.com>.

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Wells Fargo Advisors offers 2010 Economic and Market Outlook About 200 guests attended a lunch presentation at the Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort and Club to listen to Bryan Piskorowski, Managing Director, Director of Market Analysis and Business Development Strategy and well known media consultant. Bryan Piskorowski has worked with Wells Fargo Advisors and predecessor firms for more than 15 years. He makes frequent appearances on CNBC and Bloomberg television and is often quoted by all major financial publications. Piskorowski’s presentation gave clients an outlook on the economic and market perspectives for 2010. Also

attending were financial advisors, branch managers and regional managers from Wells Fargo Advisors. The Wells Fargo stagecoach, an American icon, and an immediately recognized corporate symbol, was also present at the event. “We wanted to give clients an overview on the economy, inflation, international markets both equity and fixed income markets and investment strategy for the remainder of 2010”, said Ramon J. Pacios, Senior Vice President and Miami Complex Manager. “Turnberry did an incredible job with this event, from the food to the setting, it was fantastic”

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JCC women’s cultural group more important than ever Linda K. Landy ALPER JCC NEWS The recession has struck museums and performing-arts groups with a vengeance. In the current economy, funding for the arts is a low priority. Audiences are down sharply, because a theater ticket or concert seat seems like an indulgence. Museums, orchestras, opera houses, theater troupes and dance companies are cutting salaries, jobs and programs. A few have simply collapsed. For thousands of years the Jewish people have used the arts and education to enrich their lives, celebrate their traditions and build their unique identity. Jewish art, music, poetry and writings help to preserve our culture from generation to generation. The Noreen and Steven Sablotsky Cultural Arts & Education Center at the

Dave and Mary Alper Jewish Community Center is a place for Jewish authors to be heard and performers to be seen, a gathering place to enjoy a lecture or a performance with family, a home for an art exhibition and a “greenhouse” for budding Jewish artists. Because of the wisdom of two women, the funding of programs, projects and exhibitions at the J is not at risk in this economy. In 2003, Miriam Zadok and Miriam (Mikki) Futernick created Neshama, a Women’s Giving Circle to financially support the visual and performing arts programs at the Alper JCC. Zadok’s mother was a Holocaust survivor and she wanted to insure a place for Jewish culture for her grandchildren. The word Neshama means soul. It stems from the word Neshima (breath), for it is the breath of God that gives life to man (Genesis 2:7). It is said that when you contribute to the arts you become part of a mosaic – Am Yisrael Chai – the people of Israel continue to live. The costs of bringing high level per-

formances, entertainment and art exhibits create a deficit in the JCC’s cultural arts budget. Neshama’s goal is to completely cover any operational deficit the program may incur. Since 2003, the woman’s giving circle has donated over a half million dollars to the J to underwrite live performances, literary presentations, lectures and art exhibits for adults and children. There is no paid staff. All the money raised is used for the programs at the JCC. The organization is now co-chaired by Shelly Brodie and Nadine Pertnoy who are working to increase the number of outstanding programs that Neshama brings to the community. The 100 or so members of Neshama range in age from 20-something to 70something, with a wide variety of interests – sports, education, movies — but all believe that cultural arts are needed close to home. The current economic crisis only intensifies the need for Neshama to add to its membership and increase the financial support to arts programming.

They are constantly looking for new members who share their passion. In addition to the satisfaction they receive from knowing they are helping to preserve the Jewish culture from generation to generation, Neshama members receive tickets to the JCC Women’s Day Luncheon; premier seating tickets for cultural arts performances; two premier seating tickets for six lecturers and speakers during the annual JCC Jewish Book Festival; invitations to all the opening receptions of the Futernick Family Art Gallery and the Lisa Ann Watson Children’s Discovery Museum; the member’s discount rate for JCC cultural arts classes, workshops and events; three passes to use the J’s stateof-the art fitness center and Centerstage (the JCC monthly newsletter). With the current economy, support of the arts is more important than ever. For more information on becoming part of this very special group of women, call Ann Horenstein, Neshama Resource Development Director at 305-271-9000, ext. 253.


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Catching waves on a surfboard, rafting Class IV rapids, trekking through clouded rain forests and living with indigenous families were only some of the activities that 17-year-old Palmetto Bay student Austin Estape experienced during a recent 15-day adventure across Costa Rica with Costa Rica Outward Bound. In addition to physical challenges, Estape developed leadership skills and experienced firsthand the culture of Costa Rica. She hiked into a remote Costa Rican village to conduct home-stays with local families. Estape learned about traditional

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Listen to your feelings BY DR. JUNE GENTLE

Did you ever wonder why people might say “go with what your gut tells you”? My husband reminded of this not to long ago. Wow! I am married; and one reason is because I went with my gut feelings and my heart. When the gut and heart speak to you, something changes physiologically inside you. You might get stomach cramps, feel uncomfortable or feel all funny inside. The intestinal tract and heart can actually remember feelings because of the result of a certain situation in the past. Is there a situation or change you are thinking of doing something about? What does your gut tell you? What do you feel in your heart? We create our own boundaries and limitations. Visualize what you want and need in life, own your dreams. If you cannot dream it, you cannot achieve it. I once heard it said: “Think of life as a piece of clay.” Chip away as much as you can, that which is irritating or uncomfortable, and you have molded a wonderful, happy, healthy life, and possibly a new life-style. What does your gut tell you about health care, and I am not referring to hunger pains? It has been interpreted that there are two philosophies in heath care. The first is the mechanistic philosophy which says that all your body organs function separately, not as a whole. This is our medical model and philosophy.

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Aviv where her career began. Often, Weissberg, who is fluent in Hebrew, will Pinecrest resident Susan Weissberg, presi- accompany groups on tours of the country, dent of Wylly’s Professional Travel in Coral giving her inside perspective to clients. Gables, has been named to Conde Nast In nearly four decades of selling travel to Traveler’s Top Travel Specialist Report for the Middle East, Weissberg has built strong the fourth consecutive year. relationships with key The 11th annual report travel partners to deliver showcases the world’s best VIP treatment for clients, travel agents and singles including breaking waitout Weissberg as a speciallists, providing special ist in Middle East/Israel perks, and securing hardtravel. to-get reservations at the More than 10,000 travel most popular restaurants. agents and tour operators Weissberg has been vied for the honor, with president of Wylly’s only 135 making the list Professional Travel, this year. To be considered, which celebrated its 70th candidates undergo a rigoranniversary last year, ous screening process that since 1987. Although recincludes an in-depth appliognized as an expert in cation, sample itineraries, Israel, her full-service extensive phone interviews travel agency specializes and client references. The in upscale and exotic selected travel agents must cruises and land vacahave first-hand destination tions worldwide. As a Susan Weissberg experience, offer authentic result of the agency’s ––––––––––––––––––––––––– itineraries appealing to a high sales volume in the broad client base, and have earned a reputa- luxury market, it is a member of tion for exceeding customer expectations. Abercrombie & Kent’s elite 100 Club. The results are published in the August issue Through the agency’s affiliation with of Conde Nast Traveler. Ensemble Travel Group, an elite circle of “Each year the judging gets more rigorous, approximately 850 travel agencies in the making the honor even more meaningful,” U.S. and Canada representing billions of dolsays Weissberg, who enjoys being both a lars in travel sales each year, Wylly’s frontline agent and agency CEO. “To be able Professional Travel offers clients special to share my insider knowledge of Israel’s amenities and unique opportunities, many people and culture, especially with those who only available through an Ensemble Travel have never been to the Middle East, is Group member agency. She is a member of extremely rewarding for me.” the Ensemble Travel Group board of direcWeissberg is highly qualified as a special- tors and its national marketing and luxury ist in Israel, a destination she has cultivated committee. through 40 years of first-hand knowledge, For more information, call 305-442-2008 including 10 years as a travel agent in Tel or go to <www.wyllystravel.com>.

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2011 Mercedes Benz S63 AMG a piece of ‘auto heaven’ Ron Beasley AUTOMOTIVE EDITOR

LET’S TALK CARS The S-Class is the flagship sedan of the Mercedes-Benz lineup and many say it is the finest car in the world. My week behind the wheel of the S63 AMG sedan left me in complete agreement. It was like driving around in a little piece of automotive heaven. The S63 AMG sedan is amazingly fast, thanks to a new twin-turbo 536 hp V-8 engine that also gets 25 percent better fuel economy and produces more power than its predecessor. Its sibling, the V12-powered S65 AMG, is even more powerful with 17 an additional horses under the hood for 2011. Others in the S-Class sedan lineup are the S550 (382 hp), the S400 Hybrid (295 hp) and the S600 (510 hp). The S550 is available with either rear-wheel drive or 4MATIC all-wheel drive. Replacing the normally aspirated 6.3-liter V-8 in the high-performance S63 AMG is a new and smaller-displacement 5.5-liter V-8 with such advanced technology as twin tur-

bochargers, direct fuel injection and a multispark ignition. The new bi-turbo V-8 represents the third generation of Mercedes-Benz gasoline direct injection systems, and is the first of its kind to go on sale in the U.S. In the past, most gasoline engines have used indirect port injection. The S63 AMG is also equipped with the award-winning MCT (multi-clutch technology) transmission. The seven-speed MCT combines the direct connection of a manual gearbox with the amazingly fast automatic gearshifts of a Formula 1 racecar. If you select the Controlled-Efficiency transmission mode, the engine is shut down automatically to save fuel whenever the vehicle comes to a stop, and on restarting the engine computer decides which piston is in the best position for first ignition. The direct fuel injection and multi-spark systems work with a starter motor to re-start the engine almost instantly. In the future, this new technology may be used to start direct-injection engines without using a conventional starter motor. The S63 AMG also has special exterior styling, alloy wheels, sports suspension and a high-performance brake system. A muscular front bumper with large air intakes houses LED daytime running lights trimmed in chrome. Contoured side skirts carry the front

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bumper lines to the rear where twin exhaust pipes complete the AMG look. On the inside, the luxury continues with an AMG sport steering wheel, aluminum paddle shifters and multi-contour premium leather sport seats. An analog clock is positioned in the center of the dashboard. New S-Class safety options for 2011 include Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist that incorporate automatic ESP brake intervention. If the driv-

er doesn’t heed the initial warning, ESP braking at individual wheels automatically helps correct the car’s course. Base price on the 2011 Mercedes Benz S63 AMG is $165,000.

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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Step by Step now dresses children from head to toe BY NANCY EAGLETON

Step by Step, Miami’s premiere children’s shoe store, has grown by leaps and bounds. The award-winning store that has offered personalized service and the most fashionable trends in children’s footwear for more than 14 years, now offers the latest in stylish clothing and accessories for infants through “tweens.” The new, chic Step by Step location, which features vibrant colors and elegant chandeliers, opened on June 1 and is just a few steps away across the parking lot from its original location on SW 72nd Avenue in the Bird Road Warehouse Shopping District. Step by Step, owned by Debbie Diaz, always has carried the best footwear from American and European designers. In its new location, Diaz has expanded her shoe and athletic shoe offering and has become a one-stop shopping destination for “fashionista” infants, girls and boys. “Besides all of the most popular shoe brands, we now carry designer T-shirts, skirts, shorts, tote bags, jewelry and great hair accessories,” Diaz said. “For infants, we carry everything from clothing to shoes to burp cloths. We’re proud to feature top name brands from the companies you’ve come to know and trust.” Diaz went on several buying trips over the past year to handpick her unique clothing selections. As a result, she is proud to introduce Penelope Wildberry, a hip, hand-painted clothing line from Los Angeles for girls ages 2-10. Diaz also has a line of baby products from Australia that she said is “very special and unique and no one else will have.” “I attended shows away from this area — in New York, Atlanta and Las Vegas — so I could select merchandise that is

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exclusive to the Miami area,” Diaz said. “I’ve scheduled deliveries so that new merchandise will be arriving every week.” Step by Step has won several awards from South Florida Parenting magazine over the years for having the best shoe selection and best customer service, and Diaz said that attention to detail will continue. “We’ve always been known as quality fit experts when it comes to children’s shoes,” she explained. “Customer service is extremely important. We place special orders for our clients and we ship to clients all over the U.S.” Step by Step is gearing up for “back-to-

school” shopping. The store continues to be the “official shoe store” for school uniform shoes for students who attend several of the parochial schools in Miami. “We’ll have great selections for back to school fashions, including shoes, totes and messenger bags,” Diaz said. Diaz has lived in Miami for 38 years and attended Gulliver Preparatory, where her daughter, Kaitlin, now is a junior. She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Tony, for 21 years. Diaz is a breast cancer survivor, so events that raise money and awareness are near and dear to her heart. Her compassion also extends to CHARLEE House and the Battered Women’s and Children’s organization, and she recently donated over 250 pairs of shoes to the children in Haiti. Step by Step is located at 4796 SW 72 Ave. in the Bird Road Warehouse Shopping District and is open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 305-6658040 or visit online at <www.stepbystepmiami.com>.

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Bet Shira to host drive-thru Sukkah The holiday of Sukkot, the Jewish version of Thanksgiving, begins Wednesday evening, Sept. 22, for eight days. Jews sit, eat, socialize and even sleep in the Sukkah. The Sukkah in the Synagogue courtyard is commonplace. The Sukkah at home is the standard. What about a “drive-thru” Sukkah? Bet Shira Congregation will again construct what is believed to be the first and only drive-thru Sukkah. The Torah details the customs of Sukkot while the Talmud prescribes Sukkah dimensions, and the need for one to see the stars through the roof. Sitting in the Sukkah should remind us of our connection to nature, the Jewish people’s early agrarian days, and links to the temporary dwellings of the Israelites during the exodus from Egypt. Spending time in the Sukkah fosters these connections. “Cars are integral to our lifestyle” said Cantor Mark Kula. “Why not link them to the Sukkah? We sit as we drive; this way, we can sit in our cars in the Sukkah. Perhaps realizing the fragility of the Sukkah will encourage us to drive more carefully.” “Cantor Kula dreamed up this program last year” said Rabbi Brian Schuldenfrei, the

new Rabbi of the 600-member congregation. “Cantor Kula and I believe we should meet people where they are in their life’s Jewish Journey. With this program we capture that quite literally!” The “McBet Shira Sukkah” will be located at 7500 SW 120 St., in the synagogue’s main parking lot. Proceed past the first speed bump, drive into the Sukkah and stop and say the posted blessing celebrating awareness of the Sukkah traditions. Volunteers will be present holding a Lulav (palm) and Etrog (citron) during several time periods during the week of Sukkot. When you stop in the Sukkah and roll down your window, you will also receive a sweet Sukkah treat to take home or enjoy in the Sukkah.” This innovation in the Sukkah ritual may lead to more interest in Sukkot. Cantor Kula suggests “that all of us should be a little more Sukkah Conscientious this year and rejoice in Sukkot which is designated as the Jewish festival of happiness.” For information, call 305-238-2601, send email to <mkula@betshira.org> or go to <www.betshira.org>.


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Beth Am luncheon features Dale Carnegie speaker

Pictured at the Professional Connections networking luncheon at Temple Beth Am are (l-r) Larry Barditch, Pinecrest business Association president; Scott Garvis, president of Dale Carnegie Training South Florida; Shari Debowsky, program director at Temple Beth Am; Michelle Cohen, assistant to the program director at Temple Beth Am; and Adam Hellman, Turnberry Bank vice president and Pinecrest office manager. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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About 80 people attended the fourth installment of the monthly Professional Connections Business Networking luncheons sponsored by Temple Beth Am earlier this month. Scott Garvis, president of Dale Carnegie Training South Florida, was guest speaker at the event. Garvis spoke about the importance of networking to grow businesses. “Be interested and you will be interesting,” he said. Said Rabbi Terry Bookman, spiritual leader of Temple Beth Am: “We welcome temple members and business and professionals from the community to take advantage of this special series. Whether you are currently employed, own a business or simply want to build your referral network, this networking series is for you.”

The monthly series is chaired by Adam Hellman, vice president and manager of Turnberry Bank’s Pinecrest branch. “I believe we have a very powerful network of business professionals here at Temple Beth Am. We’re building something meaningful that helps unify the business professionals at the Temple and the community as well.” said Hellman. “We have an assortment of distinguished guest speakers coming to engage us and a series of excellent business development workshops and activities scheduled for the upcoming months.” Luncheon cost is $10 for Temple Beth Am members and $15 for people from the community. To learn more about the series, contact Michelle Cohen at 305-6676667, ext. 149. To register online for future luncheons, visit <www.tbam.org>.

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The marriage of a man and a woman Archbishop Thomas Wenski ARCHDIOCESE OF MIAMI Recently a federal judge set aside California’s marriage amendment arguing that it violated the U.S. Constitution. The matter will likely be ultimately decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. And so, a new salvo in our nation’s culture wars was fired - and those of us who support the traditional understanding of marriage fear that the U.S. Supreme Court might indeed impose a redefinition of marriage on us in much the same way as it imposed legalized abortion with Roe v. Wade. The stakes are high. Those who see “same sex marriage” as progress towards a more “tolerant” society will - with characteristic intolerance - label their opponents as “intolerant”, “bigoted,” “homophobic” and so on. However, to defend marriage as a monogamous union between one man and one woman is not bigotry. Nor are the efforts of those who seek to enshrine in state or federal constitutions the “traditional” understanding of marriage intolerant. Of course, in America, we value our privacy and that of others - and so today most agree that one’s sexual orientation shouldn’t necessarily be anyone else’s business. And even those Americans who hold homosexual activity to be immoral and sinful are increasingly tolerant of homosexuality as a “private” phenomenon. They might invite the person who experiences same sex attractions to conversion and, in place of behavior viewed as sinful, propose chastity - but they do not invoke the coercive power of the state to force such a conversion. On the other hand, however, in redefining the legal definition of marriage to include same sex unions , the proponents of “gay marriage” are in effect imposing their views and lifestyle on the larger populace and, once legal, the state’s coercive power will punish those who refuse to embrace gay marriages. For example, public officials regardless of their views on the rightness or wrongness of homosexual acts - will be obliged to officiate at same sex “weddings”, public schools will be required to teach their acceptability to children whether parents concur or not. Even First Amendment freedoms will not be protected from assault. Marriage has been primarily about the raising of children (who seem to be hardwired to be best raised by a father and a mother who are married to each other). The

state has had a legitimate interest in favoring such traditional marriages as a way of investing in the future of society by providing for the human flourishing of upcoming generations. Of course, in recent years, in the face of increasing relativism and individualism in the culture, the state has often retreated from vigorously promoting these interests: sometimes this occurred through legislation (e.g. no fault divorce laws); sometimes through judicial fiat (e.g. Roe v. Wade). In the culture wars, the two sides are fighting about the understanding of man and his relationship to truth and reality. One side and today “gay marriage” is its poster child holds that anyone can essentially create his or her own reality. This side holds for a radical autonomy by which truth is determined not by the nature of things but by one’s own individual will. The other side holds men and women are not self-creators but creatures. Truth is not constructed, but received and thus must reflect the reality of things. Or, as the Book of Genesis says: “Male and female, He (God) created them.” (Genesis 1:27). The former’s position, like that of the secular Utopias of the 20th century, is a recipe for tyranny; the latter’s position promises a freedom that is only achievable through adherence to objective truth which we do not, and could never, invent. Same sex “marriage” - if allowed to prevail in law - will result in the devaluation of all marriages with terrible consequences to society. That marriage is a life long union between a man and a woman is certainly part of Catholic teaching - in fact, in our teaching, this union is seen as a covenant and is a Sacrament. However, marriage as a union between a man and a woman for the sake of family is not a product of religious sectarianism. Nor is marriage a creation of the state. It is founded in nature itself. Marriage as an institution precedes church and state - if not a creation of Church or state, neither has any authority to change the nature of marriage. The common good demands that the understanding of marriage as a union between one man and one woman not be lost.

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ARSON Noone AUTO THEFT None ASSAULT None BATTERY None BURGLARY (COMMERCIAL) None BURGLARY (RESIDENCE) Case # 1003375 Location: 12700 Block of SW 72 Ave Sometime between Aug. 11, 1410 hrs, and Aug. 12, 0800 hrs, unknown offender(s) attempted to gain entry into the victim’s residence by trying to break a hurricane resistant glass on a French door. Case # 1003430 Location: 7300 Block of SW 121 St On Aug. 15, sometime between 1130 hrs, and 1700 hrs, unknown offender(s) gained entry into the victim’s residence and stole electronic equipment. The estimated value of the stolen property is $6,510. The case is presently under investigation. ROBBERY None SEX CRIME None HOMICIDE None THEFT Case # 1003328 Location: 11700 Block of SW 67 Ct

On Aug. 8, sometime between 1430 hrs, and 1530 hrs, unknown offender(s) stole the victim’s bicycle. The estimated value of the stolen property is $600. Case # 1003356 Location: 11905 S Dixie Hwy (Best Buy) On Aug. 5, at approximately 1307 hrs, unknown offender(s) stole a laptop computer from the listed store. The estimated value of the stolen property is $800. Case # 1003357 Location: 13501 S Dixie Hwy (Home Depot) On Aug. 11, at approximately 1445 hrs, a known offender was observed taking merchandise and exiting the store making no attempt to pay. The offender was arrested and charged with theft. The estimated value of the stolen property is $30. Case # 1003380 Location: 11701 S Dixie Hwy (Whole Foods) On Aug. 12, sometime between 1730 hrs, and 1811 hrs, unknown offender(s) stole a wallet from the victim’s purse while she was shopping. The estimated value of the stolen property is $750. Case # 1003393 Location: 8000 Block of SW 133 St On Aug. 6, at approximately 1501 hrs, unknown offender(s) stole a package from the victim’s property. The estimated value of the stolen property is $279. Case # 1003410 Location: 6200 Block of Rolling Rd Dr On Aug. 14, at approximately 1236 hrs, the victim observed unknown offender(s) stealing six mangoes from his property. The estimated value of the stolen property is $6.

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Case # 1003460 Location: 7200 Block of SW 132 St Sometime between Aug. 6, 1408 hrs, and Aug. 10, 0700 hrs, unknown offender(s) stole five boxes containing miscellaneous items from the victim’s property. The estimated value of the stolen property is $250.

ASSAULT None BATTERY None BURGLARY (COMMERCIAL) None BURGLARY (RESIDENCE) Case # 1003481 Location: 7500 Block of SW 113 St On Aug. 19, sometime between 1200 hrs, and 1445 hrs, unknown offender(s) gained entry into the victims’ residence by breaking a French glass door and stole miscellaneous jewelry. The estimated value of the stolen property is $179,211. The case is presently under investigation. ROBBERY None SEX CRIME None HOMICIDE None THEFT Case # 1003452 Location: 5900 Block of SW 108 St Sometime between July 1, 1547 hrs, and Aug. 16, 1547 hrs, unknown offender(s)

Case # 1003476 Location: 7400 Block of SW 117 St On Aug. 19, sometime between 0700 hrs, and 0937 hrs, unknown offender(s) stole a garbage can from the victim’s property. The estimated value of the stolen property is $50. Case # 1003487 Location: 13501 S Dixie Hwy (Home Depot) Sometime between July 2, 1700 hrs, and July 3, 1838 hrs, a known offender (employee) stole merchandise from the listed business. The estimated value of the stolen property is $1,598. The case is presently under investigation. Case # 1003494 Location: 112293 S Dixie Hwy (Parking Lot) On Aug. 20, sometime between 1300 hrs, and 1530 hrs, unknown offender(s) stole a decal from the victim’s vehicle. The estimated value of the stolen property is $4.

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50-year reunion of the Miami Edison High School Class of 1960 BY RON BEASLEY

More than 150 members of the Miami Edison High School Class of 1960 gathered in the Legends Conference Center of the Doral Country Club earlier this month for a three-day 50-year reunion celebration. It was a sea of red and white, the school colors, as old friends reunited, reminisced, laughed and recalled memories of a time when life was much easier. Many members of the undefeated football team were on hand for the

event, including class president Shelby Lee and vice president Joe Taylor, the quarterback and fullback of the State Championship team. Very special thanks to Carol Adams, Bill Smith and Nancy Carpenter for coordinating and pulling together an outstanding event. And thanks also to the Edison Over The Hill Gang for allowing the Class of 1960 reunion to join with its annual gathering of Red Raider alumnae. For more information and pictures, go to <http://www.miamiedison1960.com/welcome.htm>.

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