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SOMI for Haiti, Saturday, March 13

BY GARY ALAN RUSE

Red Sunset Merchant Association community relief effort, SOMI for Haiti, will take place on Saturday, March 13th, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown South Miami, and residents and businesses are being asked to take part. Everyone can make a difference for the millions of Haitians urgently in need of life saving services. The goal of the event is to have the community come together to collect donations of food, water, medical supplies, and money for Haiti relief efforts. Brandon Lurie of the Richard-Brandon Company, a South Miami based real estate development firm, explained the significance of the event. “We want to get the community involved,” said Lurie last week. “When the earthquake took place, I was thinking of ways to try to help the Haitian people, and as an individual it’s very hard to do anything large and meaningful, so I came up with the idea of getting the whole community involved. I also wanted to get everyone

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Dr. Armando Bardisa receives Honorary MBA

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Dr. Barth Green (left) is pictured with Samuel Dalembert, the only Haitian American NBA player of the (Photo by Alexia Fodere) Philadelphia 76ers, feeding a little boy rice at Project Medishare’s field hospital.

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r. Armando Bardisa of South Miami Pharmacy was awarded with an Honorary MBA from Florida International University's Chapman Graduate school of Business. Brian Brito, South Miami Pharmacy's VP of operation presented him with this prestigious honor. Brito explained at the presentation that he had returned to complete his business masters degree due to the inspiration and guidance Dr. Bardisa had bestowed on him. “I have had the privilege of being part of the exceptional growth of South Miami Pharmacy,” Brito said. “Armando's leadership and vision have been indispensable for completing my graduate degree, and I thank him for this.”

Fred Truby is all smiles just moments after finishing the recently held ING Half Marathon (13.1 miles) in Downtown Miami. Fred, a long time resident of South Miami has been a running hobbyist for years. Dr. Armando Bardisa of South Miami Pharmacy (right) receives Honorary MBA from FIU Chapman Graduate School of Business. Brian Brito, VP of Operations at the pharmacy, presented the award.


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HAITI, from page 1 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– together because all too often everyone’s running around with their own issues, doing the best they can, but as a group we can do a lot more for each other, too.” The locations for the special event are at the front entrance to The Shops at Sunset Place and at the front Courtyard area of the First National Bank of South Miami. Live bands and other entertainment will appear on a stage and there will be convenient drop off areas set up at both locations where volunteers will be accepting all donations. Among the bands already lined up for the event are Dear Dad, Yours Trully; Minimal; Mr. Bongo Man; Soma; Elastic Bond and TBD. Organized by the Red Sunset Merchants Association (RSMA) and sponsored by The Shops at Sunset Place, First National Bank of South Miami, CN, Town Kitchen and Bar, Smoke ‘T BBQ Restaurant, Chamber South, City of South Miami and Save Haiti, Saturday the event hopes to raise donations for the following charities: “Project Medishare,” the “Athletes Relief Fund

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for Haiti” and “Save Haiti Saturday.” Project Medishare was founded in 1994 by Dr. Barth Green and Dr. Art Fournier and is dedicated to “sharing its human and technical resources with its Haitian partners in the quest to achieve quality healthcare and development services for all.” This mission includes a continuing commitment to sustainable health programs such as operation of clinics and hospitals, employment of rural health agents, and training of Haitian physicians, nurses and health professionals. Save Haiti Saturday started out as a grassroots effort by a group of friends from Miami and Haiti and has now turned into a collaboration of hundreds of people around the country from all walks of life, all working together for one cause: to save as many lives as humanly possible in earthquake ravaged Haiti. Athletes Relief Fund for Haiti, cofounded by NBA legend Alonzo Mourning and Miami HEAT all-star Dwyane Wade, has received pledges

totaling more than $800,000 from the sports community since its unique inception. Mourning and Wade launched the initiative with the intent to form a united front within the world of professional sports and to rally collective support to fund immediate relief efforts. Besides individual donations, merchants in the RSMA area will be offered an opportunity to join the RSMA with half of the membership fee being contributed to one of the participating charities. In addition, the participating merchants will have the opportunity to become part of the “Save Haiti Saturday” drive by contributing 2 percent of the March 13 gross sales to the participating charities with all proceeds going to Haiti earthquake victim relief to be distributed through the RSMA. “The merchants in the Red Road and Sunset area are caring, community minded people,” said Amy Donner, President of the RSMA. “The response support for this effort was instantaneous.” All donations are tax deductible and everyone is being invited to turn out for a great, worthwhile cause. For information, call 305-740-3254.

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Jakhari Gore wins this year’s Nick Kodys Award Gloria Burns GLORIA’S GAB The Nick Kodys Aw a r d, named for Coral Gables High School’s legendary football coach, is voted on by area coaches and awarded to Miami-Dade County’s best football player. Every year, the Coral Gables Kiwanis Club then arranges an awards affair to present the trophy and celebrate the accomplishments of the payer selected. This year’s award winner, J a k h a r i G o re, is the best player ever to play for Columbus High, according to his Football Coach C h r i s M e r r i t t . He is not only a SuperPrep All American but is also listed as the #6 all-purpose RB in the Country by Rivals.com. The audience attending the award dinner enjoyed watching many of the highlights of Gore’s career on a large screen television. Coach Merritt noted that while he gained 4,666 yards rushing and made 64 touchdowns in his prep career, that those amazing stats are misleading. It seems they had to take Gore out of the game early on numerous occasions so as not to run up the score. In fact, Coach calculated that Jakhari had cumulatively been taken out a total amounting to 8 games. Adding to the evening’s excitement was the appearance for former award winner, Coral Gables High and UM star, F r a n k G o re, now playing in the pros, who is Jakhari’s cousin. Frank Gore is the only player in the history of the award to win two years in a row, 1999 and 2000. Helping orchestrate the event were Kiwanis President Bill A d a m s , Past

President D o u g K e l l n e r and Holl is B at ch el or, whose efforts have insured the continuation of this prestigious award over the years. In other news, close to 100 high profile female philanthropists joined forces with top community and college leaders at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables to raise funding for student scholarships at F l o r i d a I n t e r n a t i o n a l U n i v e r s i t y ’s H e r b e r t We r th eim C olleg e of Med icine ( HW CO M) . The luncheon featured presentations from Founding D e a n J o h n R oc k, M . D ., and Executive Associate D e a n f o r S t u d e n t Af f a i r s S a n f o r d M a r k h a m, M . D . , as well as several medical students who benefit from scholarships. Dr Rock noted that a recent study by the M a c y F o un da t i on shows that medical students who graduate with little or no debt are more likely to become primary care physicians – an area of critical need in our community. The fashion portion of the affair included informal modeling of local designer Victoria Lopez Cas tro’s spring 2010 collection. Sponsors included Northwestern Mutual Financial Network and Victoria Lopez C a s t ro. The PR sponsor was R o a r Media. Finally, congratulations to all the Canadians in our reading audience on the incredibly exciting Winter Olympics. While the US racked up the most medals, Canada reined supreme with Gold. Of course, the final hockey game was probably one of the most exciting games ever going into overtime and making both countries proud of their respective teams. Until next week, keep making each day count. Gloria Burns is Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Pinecrest, a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization, as well

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Congress: For the people or for political parties? R. Kenneth Bluh KENNETH’S COMMENTARY I have been following Washington, DC, politics for many years. Never have I seen our elected officials more concerned about the preservation of their political parties or for the preservation of their “careers,” than we are experiencing with the current bunch of elected officials in Washington. It is pathetic! Members of Congress are of the opinion that we have sent them to Washington so that they might have a high-paying job, unbelievably good health insurance and a guaranteed pension that puts our Social Security to shame. No, Mr. or Ms. Elected Official, we elected you to represent us, to run our country in our best interest while we go about our lives earning a living, raising our children and looking forward to a secure retirement. If we elected our officials solely to guarantee them that they might have a secure job we would elect

ourselves to the position. The average elected official in Washington would vote for the devil if he or she thought it would preserve their political party — be they Democrat or Republican. They do not see that that we, the voters, recognize the self-interest that abides in the halls of Congress. The problem is that our disgust for the actions of our elected officials seems to disappear when we vote. Only 36 percent of the surveyed voters are happy with the actions of our current Congress. If this anger was carried into the voting booth we would replace most elected officials in Congress. Two things keep them at their jobs. First, the amount of dollars thrown into the typical election campaign masks the flaws of the candidate and shows only the side they wish us to see. Second, the prevailing feeling is that the “next” elected official won’t be any better than the one we are replacing. We dumbly go to the polls and return them to office. When Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts died and the state elected a Republican to fill the seat held by a Democrat for 47 years, the whole political system in Washington seemed to fall apart. The Democratic hold on the Senate and the

–– VIEWPOINT –– ability to prevent a filibuster disappeared. Conservative Democrats realized that they now had an opportunity to speak out as their votes are needed even more by the White House. Liberal-leaning Republicans realized that they could cross party lines on a specific issue and still remain a Republican. Newly elected Sen. Scott Brown, Kennedy’s replacement, seems to vote with logic rather than strictly along party lines when he recently voted for the Jobs Bill, a strongly supported Democratic issue. We need more men and women who put our country first to break this unbelievable allegiance to their political party. It is amazing that our elected officials don’t see that we, the voters, identify loyalty to country over loyalty to the political party when it is displayed by an elected official. You think they would want to emulate,

rather than convert, back to the party line. Our nation is deeply in debt. We are fighting endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 40-plus million Americans are without healthcare. Unemployment is over 10 percent; the man on the street feels that his children’s future will not be as good as his. This is deplorable. We are losing faith in the system. It is time for selfinterest to leave the minds of our Congress and work toward a bi-partisan solution to the problems facing our nation.

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Yummy Cakes and More places 2nd in NFL Super Bowl Tailgate Cake contest

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Sophie Rojas Tallon, of Yummy Cakes and More. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– BY LEE STEPHENS

As the Saints and the Colts prepared to play in the most anticipated game of the year, Steven and Sophie Rojas Tallon, husband and wife owners of Yummy Cakes and More put on their “game faces” to compete in the NFL Super Bowl Tailgate Cake Contest on Sunday. Sophie and her assistants decorated their cake with a detailed interpretation of the football field and placed second. The competition took place at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens as part of the Super Bowl XLIV Festivities. Yummy Cakes and More is quickly becoming well known in South Florida for great tasting treats and amazing cake designs. Sophie was inspired to bake by her mother, and the original plan was to create cakes and other desserts for friends and family during the holidays. Eventually, her hobby turned into a fullblown specialty bakery creating custom cakes and more for businesses, schools, and special occasions. Recently, Steven encouraged his wife to put her “yummy” expertise to the test by entering into the NFL Super Bowl cake contest. “Yummy Cakes and More was honored to participate in a cake decorating contest at the Super Bowl, and we are, of course,

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Baptist Hospital playing host to Relay for Life for 5th year BY JOSE BOZA

ipants enjoy food and entertainment, play games and even get a chance to sleep in Baptist Hospital, for the fifth consecu- their tents between laps. tive year, will host the American Cancer The event is supported by the BaptistSociety’s East Kendall Relay for Life — an South Miami Regional Cancer Program, all-night campout, survivors’ celebration and health professionals and patients from and relay-style walk around the hospital Baptist, Baptist Children’s and South campus lake. Miami Hospitals will The fundraiser — participate. The fundraiser — which begins at noon on “We’re delighted to which begins at noon Saturday, Mar. 20, and host this community ends the next morning event because cancer care on Saturday, Mar. 20, — benefits cancer is a big part of what we and ends the next research, education and do,” said Bo Boulenger, patient services. The Baptist Hospital CEO. morning — benefits 2009 Relay for Life at “It’s inspiring to see so cancer research, Baptist Hospital raised many of our physicians, $208,000 for the employees and former education and patient American Cancer cancer patients planning Society, which conducts services. The 2009 Relay this event.” hundreds of Relay for For more information for Life at Baptist Life fundraisers all over and to register, call the country each year. Hospital raised $208,000 Yomayra Mora at the This year at Baptist American Cancer Society for the American Cancer Hospital, 8900 N. at 305-779-2860 or go Kendall Dr., more than Society, which conducts online to <www.relayfor2,500 participants are life.org/ekfl>. hundreds of Relay for expected to pitch tents The Baptist-South and pull an all-nighter Life fundraisers all over Miami Regional Cancer for the cause. How it Program is part of the country each year. works: People of all Baptist Health South ages form 10- to 15Florida, the largest faithmember teams to walk relay style around based, not-for-profit healthcare organizathe lake. Team registration is $100, plus tion in the region. Cancer services are any other money the team may collect offered at Baptist, Baptist Children’s and from pledges and fundraisers. South Miami Hospitals. Baptist Health Cancer survivors are given special T- also includes Homestead Hospital, shirts and are invited to take the first lap Doctors Hospital, Mariners Hospital, around the lake. They will be treated to a Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute and special dinner and other gifts. A moving Baptist Outpatient Services. Baptist candlelight ceremony at 9 p.m. will honor Health Foundation, the organization’s people battling cancer and those who have fundraising arm, supports services at all died from the disease. hospitals and facilities affiliated with The event continues overnight as partic- Baptist Health.

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I am asked this question everyday. Not everyone is going to have the same alternatives. However, understanding your options is the first step to saving your home and your sanity. Is a Loan Modification for me? The Making Homes Affordable Plan is President Obama’s loan modification plan that helps homeowners who are struggling to make their monthly mortgage payment stay in their homes. This plan requires lenders to reduce monthly payments to no more than 31 percent of the homeowner’s monthly income. The first step in this plan is to lower the interest rate of the loan—sometimes as low as 2%. Second, if the mortgage payment is still too high with the reduced interest, then the loan may be extended to a 40 year term. Third, if the monthly payment is still not affordable, then there may be a reduction of the principal of the loan. Is a loan modification what you need? It is if you want to keep your home. I see loan modifications being given every day, allowing homeowners to stay in the home they have worked so hard to keep. Why do I need to defend my foreclo sure with an attor ney? Once you are given a complaint to foreclose, take that complaint to an attorney so legal responses can be given to the complaint. The response should be specific to each point/count made in the complaint; and affirmative defenses should be formulated for your individual case. The attorney you hire should know foreclosure law, mortgage law and how to properly prepare and answer the foreclosure complaint. If you fail to answer appropriately you risk your right to bring any affirmative defenses against the lender. Do you need to defend against a foreclosure? If you want to save your home and your credit, the answer is yes. Even if you are working on a loan modification, are in the middle of a short sale,

or simply want to avoid foreclosure on your credit you must take legal action to prevent the foreclosure process. uld I aggreee to a shorr t saalee and leavee Shou me? my hom If you want to throw the towel in or you do not qualify for a loan modification, then a short sale is a good option. A short sale is when a lender accepts less than what you owe on the property and agrees to the sale of your home. With a short sale, you need to find a realtor experienced in short sales; and an attorney who can properly negotiate the short sale with your lender. The short-sale process is similar to a loan modification and must be properly executed so as not to delay the closing and ultimately lose the interested buyer. Should I file Bankr uptcy? If so, when and which Chapter should I file? Bankruptcy is a perfectly legitimate way to stop foreclosure, put an end to lawsuits, protect paychecks from garnishment, and regain control of your financial situation. However, this should be your final option after having tried reaching a loan modification, you have defended your foreclosure with a real estate attorney and time is ticking towards the foreclosure sale date of your house. In the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy there is no loan modification option and if you stop paying your mortgage you could lose your home. In the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy you can save your house and you are given time to pay off your debt. Do not lose hope. Changes and new programs are being offered to help homeowners every day. Even though this is a time of great challenge, do not forget the true meaning of life—the love of your family, the beautiful children you may have and the beautiful place you live in. Fight for what you want, exercise, regularly, read happy books, and watch the program Funniest Home Videos. Soon you’ll be smiling again!

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Symposium on transforming Miami’s downtown, Mar. 11 The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s New World Committee will host a symposium on Thursday, Mar. 11, featuring municipal experts from across the country who will discuss how they have successfully transformed their own downtowns into livable communities, and how Miami can do the same. Registration for this event, which will take place on the ballroom level of the Hilton in downtown Miami, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., will begin at 7:45 a.m., as will breakfast. The program will last from 8:15 to 10:30 a.m. The speakers at this event will include the Hon. Joseph P. Riley Jr., Mayor of Charleston, SC; Tom Murphy, former mayor of Pittsburgh, PA, an Urban Land Institute Senior Fellow and Klingbeil Family Chair for Urban Development, and Eugenie Birch, a professor of Urban Research and Education in the Department of City and Regional Planning in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design. Bernard Zyscovich, managing principal of Zyscovich Architects and author of Getting Real About Urbanis, Contextual Design for Cities will be the moderator. You can register for this event online at

<www.miamichamber.com>. Advanced registration costs $45 for members and $55 for nonmembers. Registration onsite costs $60. FAIRWAY ESTATES HOA MEETING TO DISCUSS FORECLOSURE ISSUES The Fairway Estates Homeowners Association meeting will take place on Thursday, Mar. 18, 7 p.m., at the Palmetto Golf Course Community Room, 9300 SW 152 St. Former State Sen. Daryl L. Jones, Esq., will speak on “How to Save Your Home: Avoiding the Foreclosure Mess.” Senator Jones served South Dade in the Florida Legislature for 12 years and now is president and owner of EquiVest PA, specializing in real estate, investment, credit and foreclosure law. For more information, visit online at <www.FairwayEstatesHOA.com>. INFORMATIONAL OPEN HOUSE SLATED AT RENOWNED EDUCATIONAL CENTER Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes — an internationally recognized leader in literacy research, remediation and professional development — will host an informational Open House on Thursday, Mar. 18, 6:30 p.m., at the Miami Learning

COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS Center, 806 Douglas Rd., Suite 100 in Coral Gables. The free event is open to the public and will include a presentation about Lindamood-Bell programs at 7 p.m., as well as student demonstrations and activities for children. Lindamood-Bell staff will be available to answer individual questions. Attendees can register for summer sessions, take a tour of the Learning Center and enjoy refreshments while learning more about research-based instruction that develops language and literacy skills for reading, spelling, comprehension, critical thinking and math. You can RSVP at 786-552-6470 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You also can RSVP by sending email to <miami.center@lindamoodbell.com>. ANGELS HATCHERY HOSTS ANNUAL KOI POND WORKSHOP, MAR. 20 Paul and Judy Radice, owners of Angels

Hatchery in Homestead, will be hosting a Koi Pond Workshop on Saturday, Mar. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Castellow Hammock Park, 22301 SW 162 Ave. The annual workshop will cover a variety of topics, from establishing and maintaining a healthy and environmentally balanced koi pond, including pond construction, filtration and management, and water testing techniques, to the latest information on products that help to promote optimal fish health and nutrition. They also will offer helpful tips that are specific to South Florida ponds. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and take an ornamental fish farm tour at Angels Hatchery. The $20 admission fee will be donated to Miami Metrozoo’s Kids Summer Camp program. Call 305-248-7777 to make a reservation.

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Pre-registration is required because seating is limited. For additional information, go online to <www.angelshatchery.com>. UM FROST CONCERT JAZZ BAND WITH SPECIAL GUEST DAVE KOZ The acclaimed University of Miami Frost Concert Jazz Band, under the direction of Dante Luciani, will welcome award-winning saxophonist Dave Koz as a very special guest in a concert on Friday, Mar. 26, 8 p.m., at the Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr. in Coral Gables. In a career spanning nearly two decades, Koz has established himself as a platinumselling artist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host and instrumental music advocate. A six-time Grammy nominee, he was honored in 2009 by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce with a star in the sidewalk on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame. General admission tickets are $15 and are available by calling 305-284-5813. The concert will benefit WDNA-FM 88.9 Public Radio and the University of Miami School of Music. TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM EVENT SCHEDULED The citizen advisory committees of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) are hosting an interactive televised meeting

to discuss the MPO’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) on Tuesday, Mar. 30, 5 p.m., at the Miami-Dade County Commission Chambers in the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First St. The meeting will be broadcast on the county’s cable-access TV station, MiamiDade TV. Residents are encouraged to check with their local cable operators for the correct channel in their lineup. The MPO is providing an opportunity for residents to share their concerns and ideas to help the planning process. All urban area transportation agencies will be present. For those who are unable to attend the meeting, it will be televised. Phone calls, faxes and emails will be encouraged during the meeting or prior to the event: email to <mpo@miamidade.gov>; fax to 305-375-4950, or call 305-375-4507. To learn more about the TIP Interactive Meeting, call 305-375-4507 or visit online at <www.miamidade.gov/mpo>. HAMMOCKS’ DISTRICT CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO MEET The Citizens Advisory Committee of Miami-Dade Police Hammocks District has scheduled its next meeting for Wednesday, Mar. 31, at 7:30 p.m. The district headquarters is located at 10000 SW 142 Ave. Ms. Dickie Davis from Miami International Airport will be speaking.

DADELAND MALL TO HOST ANNUAL ‘MOM’S NITE OUT’ ON MAY 6 Dadeland Mall will host its second annual “National Mom’s Nite Out” event, a nationally organized celebration for motherhood that plans to unite moms across the country, on Thursday, May 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. This free event will provide the opportunity for moms to enjoy social networking, fun interactive activities, Style Wars, live demonstrations, food and wine tastings, the chance to receive special discounts and more. It will bring together today’s moms physically and virtually, by uniting mom bloggers, mom social networking sites, popular mom websites, local playgroups and social media groups. The mall is located at 7535 N. Kendall Dr. This event will take place at Center Court and throughout the mall. For more information, call 305-6656226 or visit online at <www.simon.com>. DIABETES SUPPORT GROUPS MEET AT BAPTIST HOSPITAL Two separate support groups for people with diabetes meet at Baptist Hospital: A support group for families with newly diagnosed children with diabetes meets the first Wednesday of every other month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Diabetes Care Center conference room located on 3 Main West at Baptist Hospital, 8900 N. Kendall Dr. The group is led by Judy Waks, RN, CDE. A 10-week series for teens with diabetes

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meets on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Call for information to enroll in the next 10week series. The group meets in the conference room located on 3 Main West in the Diabetes Care Center at Baptist Hospital. For more information on these support groups, call the Diabetes Care Center at Baptist Hospital at 786-596-3696. S. FLORIDA EDUCATIONAL F.C.U. AWARDS NEW SCHOLARSHIP South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union (FCU) recently awarded its first Miami-Dade College (MDC) Tuition Reimbursement Scholarship to Stephanie Pena, a student at Miami-Dade College’s Kendall campus. Like Pena, MDC students now have a chance to win up to $1,000 each semester through South Florida Educational FCU’s new scholarship. All MDC students are eligible for South Florida Educational FCU membership and all Credit Union members who attend MDC have an equal chance to win the scholarship. Qualifying is simple; no application is required. To qualify, students must be South Florida Educational FCU members and be enrolled in at least one credit course towards the completion of a MDC degree. To learn more about South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union’s scholarship programs or about becoming a member, visit <www.sfefcu.org> or call 305-270-5250.


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Georgina Pelaez named president of Amigos Del Youth Center Georgina Pelaez, U.S. Century Bank Vice President and Branch Manager, has been appointed President of Amigos del Youth Center, a youth organization of the Archdiocese of Miami. Pelaez joined U.S. Century Bank in 2004 and has more than 17 years of banking experience. She serves as branch manager for the Coral Way office, where she oversees the day-to-day operations of the branch and is responsible for continuing to increase deposits, the lending portfolio and expand the bank’s customer base in the area. Amigos del Youth Center is a youth organization of the Archdiocese of Miami. It provides religious education, community services, sporting activities and social events for 18 to 23 year olds in our community. “I am pleased to be named president of this important organization

that provides services for our youth,” said Pelaez. “I would like to invite members of our community to our upcoming fundraising luncheon on March 6th at the Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne. The annual event allows us to raise much needed funds for our youth programs,” she added. Established in 2002, U.S. Century Bank is one of the 10 largest community banks headquartered in Miami, with assets of $2 billion. Through its network of 25 branch locations and its online banking platform, it offers its customers a wide range of financial products and services. U.S. Century Bank is the recipient of the 2008 Beacon Award in Financial Services and a 2009 and 2008 Outstanding Minority Business Award from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. U.S. Century Bank has received the highest ratings from independent bank analysis agencies. For more information or to find a U.S. Century branch near you, call (305) 715-5200 or visit <www.uscentury.com>.

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1800s bigamy trial inspires Florida author’s first book BY KATIE RUDKIN

Florida author Johanna Moran made her literary debut in February with The Wives of Henry Oades (A Ballantine Trade Paperback Original). More than 50 years ago, Moran’s father, a law student, came across an abstract about the case of Henry Oades, a man who faced persecution for bigamy in San Francisco in the late 1800s. The story fascinated two generations — her father and mother, and now Moran. She used it to inspire her novel, an unforgettable page-turning drama that explores the intricacies of marriage, the construction of family, the changing world of the late 1800s, and the strength of two remarkable women. As the novel opens, Henry Oades accepts an accountancy post in New Zealand and subsequently moves his wife, Margaret, and their children to exotic Wellington. Their new home is rougher and more rustic than they expected — and then a single night of tragedy shatters the family when the native Maori stage an uprising, kidnapping Margaret and her children. For months Henry scours the surrounding wilderness, until all hope is lost and his wife and children are presumed dead. Grief-stricken, he books passage to California. There he marries Nancy Foreland, a young widow with a new baby, and it seems they’ve both found happiness in the midst of their mourning — until Henry’s first wife and children show up, alive and having finally escaped captivity. Now, Henry has to make the most difficult of decisions and his actions will stir a community, cause emotions to flair and result in a stunning trial. Sparking provocative discussion about

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Curves of Miami to host food drive benefiting local families BY ROBERT HAMILTON

Curves of Miami is encouraging women in the area to show their philanthropic strength by participating in the annual Curves Food Drive. And, even though donating food to families in need is its own reward, the club is offering compelling incentives for both existing and potential members who participate. Now through Mar. 31, Curves of Miami is collecting non-perishable items and monetary donations for food banks in the local area. The goal, according to Jeannie Borsanyi of Curves of Miami, is for the community to come together to help families in need. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the core of our business is the message that women are stronger when they rally together, and that is the point we hope to bring home with our food drive,â&#x20AC;? Borsanyi said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to show our community just how powerful the generosity of our members can be.â&#x20AC;? Borsanyi said members who donate a bag of groceries or make a minimum donation of

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The Sunshine Corvette Club will present its 24th annual Spring Meet Corvette Show on Sunday, Mar. 14, at Kendall Chevrolet, 8455 S. Dixie Hwy. (US1). The show is open free to spectators from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is sponsored by Kendall Chevrolet at the Dadeland Mall. The show features more than 100 beautiful examples of “America’s Sports Car,” from the classics of the 1950s to the latest technological marvels, all meticulously

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Nissan Altima Coupe a ‘darling’ of youth market Ron Beasley AUTOMOTIVE EDITOR

LET’S TALK CARS The Nissan Altima Coupe has been a hit with U.S. consumers since it was introduced three years ago. Its sporty styling, jackrabbit power and exceptional handling have made it especially popular with younger consumers who really have no need for four doors on a car and a roomy back seat. For 2010, the Altima Coupe gets new exterior styling, three new exterior colors, refined interior fabrics, a new available red leather-appointed interior color and revised option package content. The Coupe is available in four levels — a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine and an equipped 2.5 S; a 3.5-liter V-6 engine (18/27), and an equipped 3.5 SR. Each level is offered with a choice of a six-speed manual transmission or Nissan’s advanced Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). The Coupe’s styling changes include a

revised hood, grille and front bumper, along with new projector beam headlights and standard 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Altima 3.5 SR models have standard 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with Michelin P235/45R18 tires. The Coupe’s exterior design definitely stands out from other cars in its class. It is nicely proportioned and has a sensual, flowing design, with a shorter wheelbase, shorter overall length and lower height than its sibling Sedan. It’s smaller and lighter overall, which gives it a sportier driving feel, an important element for the more performance-oriented and youthful coupe buyers. The front-wheel drive Altima Coupe rides on Nissan’s advanced D platform and has a 105.3-inch wheelbase, four inches shorter than the Sedan. Overall length is 180.9 inches — 10 inches less than the Sedan — and it has a two-inch lower profile at 55.9 inches. The two cars share only a common hood, with all other panels, grille, headlights and rear combination lights unique to the Coupe. Twin chrome exhaust tips with unique taillights distinctively mark the rear. Inside, the 2010 Altima Coupe has revised interior fabrics and finishers, a new

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red leather-appointed interior color and a revised blonde color choice. The gauge appearance has been changed to incorporate a new white illumination and the automatic transmission finisher has a revised design. The Coupe also includes a 60/40 split and flat fold-down rear seat. The instrument panel features a Fine Vision gauge display for better readability and the L-shaped flow of the instrument panel to the center console adds to the driver-oriented cockpit. The center console includes a

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Some Things Are Worth Repeating Upscale consignment is the perfect way to recycle items of value within the community. Consignors, whether they have one item or an entire estate, love the effortless and private selling approach. Buyers revel in unique finds at affordable prices, an opportunity to own quality and style without the heavy price tag. And as expected, the line between consignors and shoppers disappears, as one delightedly becomes the other. The fun and excitement of consignment shopping is irresistible!

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