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Police Explorers earn top honors at local competition

Fellowship Cash Scramble 2009

BY GARY ALAN RUSE he South Miami Police Explorers, Post 256, an organization for teenagers interested in learning more about law enforcement, recently participated in the 2nd annual local law enforcement explorer competition hosted by the Hialeah Police Department and did very well. A total of 15 police explorer posts from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties were represented in the conference, which was designed with several police team scenarios, such as traffic stops, domestic violence investigations and traffic crash investigations among others, and physical individual challenges such as obstacle and bike courses. The purpose of the events is to test the team’s knowledge, organization, procedures, camaraderie and ability to work under stress. The South Miami Police Explorers

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Participants in the “Dash for Cash,” the UM mascot and Veronica Flores of First National Bank of South Miami. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

BY MERCEDES CRUZ

FNBSM Vice President, Marketing ith the University of Miami baseball season in full swing, First National Bank of South Miami stepped up to the plate at Alex Rodriguez Park for the annual “Dash for Cash” at the Friday, April 24th game against Georgia Tech. For nearly thirty years, First National Bank of South Miami has been a sponsor of UM Baseball. Each season, the bank sponsors the “Dash for Cash” where one lucky fan is chosen to scoop up as much

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Pictured (l-r) are Max Gonzalez, Yovann Ruiz, David Celis, Franklin Gadea, Elba Beltran, Richard Munoz, Jose Montes De Oca, Richard Perez, Jonathon De Jesus and Christopher Zambrana at the Hialeah event.

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James T. Bowman, Sr. was a lifelong South Miami resident and a community leader. He served tirelessly in numerous community organizations and on several municipal boards. He also held memberships in various South Miami organizations including the Community Action Agency and the Alliance for Youth. He served as a

South Miami City Commissioner from 1978 through 1986. His life was dedicated to facilitating economic development opportunities and establishing career opportunities for African American youth. He will be fondly remembered for his many contributions to improve the South Miami Community. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– See

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demonstrated their commitment to the program by training and preparing intensively, and they were rewarded for their efforts by earning 1st Place in traffic crash investigations and Burglaries in progress. They also placed 5th in domestic violence investigations and 5th overall in the competition. The Explorer team was made up of the following members: Captain Yovann Ruiz, Lieutenant Jonathon De Jesus, Lieutenant Elba Beltran, Sergeant Richard Perez, Sergeant David Celis, Richard Munoz, Max Gonzalez, Jose Montes De Oca, Franklin Gadea and Christopher Zambrana. Sgt. Jesus Aguiar is the post advisor and leads the group with great skill, according to SMPD’s Major Michael Mills. “The program is excellent for the kids,” said Aguiar. “It takes them out of trouble and teaches them leadership, responsibility and how to be good citizens. They interact with each other and have fun. It gives them a chance to explore a career they’re interested in. There are police explorers, fire rescue explorers and law explorers, and our group learns about law enforcement.” Aguiar said that with involvement in the explorer programs, teens gain more insight into what police officers really do.

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“Not only that, they also better understand why we do certain things, and how it’s perceived in the community,” said Aguiar. “Later on, they explain everything to their parents and even their parents end up having a greater support for law enforcement.” The explorers commitment to serve their community and achieve self improvement through education is commendable, Aguiar feels. “I’m very proud of them,” he said. “They worked very hard. They prepared, they trained, and now they’re training some more for the state competition. We’ve never been to the national competition, mostly because of lack of funding, but hopefully we’ll be going next year.” The South Miami Police Explorers are very involved with community events and regularly participate with organizations such as the Drug-Free Coalition. The group meets at the City of South Miami Community Center, 5800 S.W 66 Street every Monday at 6:30 p.m., and Thursday’s at 4:30 p.m. in the South Miami Police Station. Any young man or young woman age 14 to 21 can sign up to be a Police Explorer. They must accept the Explorer Code and maintain good grades in school. Sgt. Aguiar himself and other members of the SMPD began their careers as a result of being in the explorers. For information, call 305-663-6301.

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of the $2,000 scattered near home plate as they can. One lucky winner walked away with $335 of the 2,000 one-dollar bills donated by First National Bank of South Miami. The remainder of the donation left on the infield was donated to the Fellowship House Foundation, which provides services to mentally ill adults in our community. “We all come away winners” noted First National Bank of South Miami’s, Executive Vice President, Veronica Birch Flores. “We are proud to support our UM Baseball Team, and First National is proud of its commitment and long history in support of Fellowship House.” Mrs. Flores also serves on the Board of Fellowship House and its Foundation. Fellowship House assists adults with severe and persistent psychiatric disabilities and individuals with co-occurring substance abuse disorders, achieve the maximum level of community integration and self reliance. They are also committed to helping the persons served to better understand their illness, develop coping strategies, improve their quality of life and experience recovery.

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BOWMAN, from page 1 The SMCRA Board has since established a scholarship dedicated in his name. This scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis to eligible South Miami CRA resident students. The total amount of scholarship funding in the 2008-2009 SMCRA Budget is $11,000. Awards shall be made at the discretion of the SMCRA Board to students exhibiting a strong desire for self improvement through education. The SMCRA Board reserves the right to select more than one recipient with the total available funding to be shared amongst the selected recipients. Scholarship funding may be utilized by selected award for tuition assistance and related books/supplies for either vocational or higher level educational training. The deadline for receiving this year’s scholarship applications is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2009. To be considered for funding consideration, a fully completed application must be received by the application deadline. Applications can be picked up in the SMCRA Office. Incomplete applications will be automatically eliminated for funding consideration. All scholarship application packages must include the following information:

• Completed Scholarship Application • Proof of Residency in the South Miami Community Redevelopment Area • Letter of Acceptance from an Accredited Educational Institution or Trade School (This item is Required for Entering Freshman Only) • A Letter of Recommendation on Official Letterhead from an Employer, Faculty Member or School Counselor • Official copy of the High School or GED transcript • A copy of Class Schedule for the 2009-2010 Academic Year • A copy of your High School Diploma of GED Equivalent • Breakdown of Tuition Costs and or Other School Related Expenses • Applications must be submitted from May 1st and no later than June 30th • An affidavit must be submitted to verify proof of residency of the applicant • Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.0 from prior academic year (This applies for both high school and current college students. The South Miami Community Redevelopment Agency is located at 6130 Sunset Drive, South Miami, Florida 33143. Phone: 305-668-7236. Fax: 305-668-7356. On the web: <WWW.CITYOFSOUTHMIAMI.NET>.

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City’s Rotary Club presents awards to students Gloria Burns GLORIA’S GAB South Miami Rotary Club presented awards for its James Stehle Memorial Essay contest on April 16, during the annual Social Studies Fair at South Miami Middle Community School. Top prize and $100, went to Michael Empriella, whose name has been added to the commemorative plaque in the school office. Honorable mention and $25 each went to Alyse Fernandez and Thomas Garcia. South Miami Rotary Past President Diana Phillips, presented the awards and noted that 2009 marks the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. Thus, the theme had students discuss Lincoln’s greatest achievements and their effect on the country. Stehle, award honoree, was a long-time dedicated Rotarian and World War II veteran. More than 800 guests enjoyed The Women’s Fund’s Power of the Purse Luncheon on April 24, at the Hilton Miami Downtown. This annual affair included a silent auction with dozens of fabulous designer purses and a lunch program featuring stories told by individuals whose lives have been changed because of the support this Fund offers to gender specific programs in our area. This year’s event was a first for the Woman’s Fund of Miami’s new CEO Debi Harris who promises to be a great addition to this incredible group of philanthropists. Chairing the event was Joyita Garg, ably assisted by her committee members: Melissa Campbell, Ali Codina, Margarita Codina, Sophia Galvin, Dana Kulvin, Norka Munilla, Sharon Socol and

Wendy Mestepey. Also, volunteering for the Power of the Purse were some members of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club, a busy group of women have had a busy few weeks as well. On Saturday, April 25, the Club honored President Charo Bolanos with it annual President’s reception. The year’s event was held at lovely lakeside home of member Linda and John Hartwell. The western theme called for BBQ ribs by Terry Cooke’s catering and lots of folks in cowboy and cowgirl attire including such notables as past president Mary Scull Brown, Barbara Lapsley, Pam Schaefer, and Claire-Frances Whitehurst. Coral Gables Rotarians held a reverse raffle to raise funds for civic and charity the culminated with a fabulous outdoor BBQ dinner party at the lovely Pinecrest home of Fred and Annette Baddour. Shorty’s BBQ and a raffle count out program by the hilarious team of Susan Guttman and Dr. Randy Groh, made for a fun filled evening. Among the many helping make the evening a success were Sally Baumgartner, who oversaw the food, and Wiley Hicks, who chaired the raffle and manned the board to mark off the numbers until the final winner was revealed. A few days later, Gables Rotarians also turned out for a day of fun on the bay at Shake-A-Leg, helping with a fun day for dozens of special needs kids as well as some children from inner city. Watersports were followed by food from the grill cooked by Rotary volunteers. Judy Pantoja organized this Rotary outreach as she does with so many others every month. Until next week, keep making each day count. Keeping up with what’s happening in our community is quite a challenge and I am certain there are many activities I miss. If you would like to submit information for this column, please send your news via e-mail to <galburns@aol.com>.

Above: GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club President Charo Bolanos is pictured at her President’s Reception/Dinner Party with Past Presidents: Barbara Lapsley, Pam Schaefer, Claire-Frances Whitehurst and MaryScull Brown.

Left: Pictured at Reverse Raffle Rotary BBQ at The Baddours home are Bill Forshee, Jo Burke, Carlos Bolado and Wiley Hicks.

Women’s Fund board member Ann Pope with Laila Brock at Women’s Fund Luncheon.

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Alec J. Rosen runs for commission seat

BY GARY ALAN RUSE

Alec J. Rosen, a resident and businessman of South Miami, has declared his candidacy for the special election for City of South Miami City Commissioner, to fill the seat vacated by the tragic death of Jay Beckman. Rosen, who is a military veteran, successful small business owner and family man, wants to be your next City of South Miami Commissioner. “I’ve lived in the city for six or seven years, my office has been here in South Miami across from Deli Lane for three years, and I’ve lived around South Miami for many years,” said Rosen last week. “To have better services we built a house in South Miami. It’s a great, cool town, and we really enjoy shopping and dining and living here.” Rosen said that while he had never given much thought to running for political office before, recent trends have made him want to get involved. “What got me going is that I run a business in the City of South Miami and I do not feel that the city takes proper interest in the small business owner,” Rosen said. “I feel that the businesses in

the main street area of Sunset are the lifeblood of the city and they need a voice and they need someone to hear it. I live in the city, I work in the city, I earn my living in the city, so I never would do anything that would be detrimental to my house, my family, my community, but I also would never do anything detrimental to the business community — the other people who are making a living in the city as well. Speaking with people around here, I get the feeling that the city has been hijacked by activist wackos who have a very narrow agenda that harks back decades and is not facing the realities of the economy that we’re in today.” His military record includes two tours of duty in the Persian Gulf as well as participating in Operation Eagle Claw / Iranian Hostage Crisis for which he was awarded the Navy Expedition Medal, Unit Citation and USN Overseas Service Ribbon in a Hostile Zone. In business, Alec runs a very successful PR and marketing agency, AJR & Partners. Alec has local clients within walking distance to his office and clients in Canada, Brazil and London. In 2008, Alec Rosen was

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Half-cent sales tax: Spend it correctly; don’t kill it R. Kenneth Bluh KENNETH’S COMMENTARY Eight years ago we were promised more busways and an expanded Metrorail system. Since that date the county has collected more than $900 million in sales tax and has not delivered what we were promised. The question today is: Do we kill the additional half-cent sales tax or do we do the right thing and start getting what we were promised? The Miami Herald, in an exposé, tells us that the money was spent on a greatly increased staff, bloated paychecks and the maintenance of existing facilities. We can’t take back salaries long ago paid, nor can we un-maintain our existing facilities. But, we can do what is right for the future. County Commissioner Carlos Gimenez proposes giving the voters the right to go to the polls and eliminate the

half-cent increase. Commissioner Barbara Jordan, chair of the county’s transportation subcommittee, stated that erasing the tax would devastate the current transit system. Commission chair Dennis Moss suggests increasing the fee for using our current system and eliminating many of the freebie bus tickets given to seniors and other groups. What to do? Here is my suggestion. First, find out who was responsible for the hiring of additional unneeded staff. If they are still on county payroll, get rid of them. Next, find out who received outlandish pay increases and roll their salaries back to their appropriate levels. Segregate the dollars that have been spent on the maintenance of our existing system and start spending it on what we were promised — more transportation. Lastly, follow Moss’ suggestion and eliminate most of the free passes, which will generate more revenues. It is obvious that we can’t expand the Metrorail system by the promised 88.9 miles of new lines. That was an impossible proposal from the very beginning. It could not happen if for no other reason than it requires matching dollars from

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Fine Arts Photographers captures the moment Owner and photographer Lewis Feldman is pictured with his team, Monica Irwin Menezes on the left and Rachel Joannou in the middle, and surrounded by stunning examples of their work.

BY NANCY EAGLETON

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Lewis Feldman’s Fine Art Photographers in South Miami has created a library filled with treasured works and best sellers. Fine Arts Photographers has been capturing Miami’s smiling faces in portraits for almost 50 years. Feldman, the owner and photographer extraordinaire of Fine Arts Photographers, bought the business from his mother in 1985, who started the studio with Feldman’s father in Little River in 1950 and later moved to a location near Riviera Theater in South Miami in 1960. “I’ve been in this business for 42 years,” said Feldman. “Before I bought the business, I was a filmmaker working in the Bahamas and I started as an aerial photographer in the U.S. army. These experiences taught me how to use more editorial features in the background of photos.” Feldman has a natural eye for creating beautiful, creative shots and he works to keep things fresh. “I stay on top of the trends and every year I like to introduce something new,” he explained. “Of course, we are completely digital and have been for five years.” With this philosophy, family photos that Feldman takes over the years will never look exactly the same. Feldman recommends that families do professional photographs every few years in order to capture a portrait in time and document the changing and growing family. “You shouldn’t cut your own hair and you shouldn’t take your own family photos,” said Feldman. “You don’t have the studio setting with the right lighting, creative eye or proper equipment to produce a high quality image. Feldman offers his clients many creative services in addition to family photo-

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Bertha Diaz, Yoga Instructor, joins Self-Enrichment Center BY LEE STEPHENS The Self-Enrichment Center, the enriched alternative for health and wellness, welcomes Yoga Instructor, Bertha Diaz teaches both Power Vinyasa Yoga classes for beginners, and hot yoga for all levels. Classes are conducted in a comfortably heated room in order to promote weight loss, improve circulation, detoxify the body, and to relax the muscles for maximum range of motion. All classes are held in small groups in order to give the maximum attention to each student. Private classes are available upon request. Location: Self-Enrichment Center, 6301 Sunset Drive, Ste. 201B. South Miami, Fl 33143. Spring 2009 Daily Class Schedule: Monday 9:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Tuesday 6:30 p.m., Wednesday 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Thursday 9:00 a.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. Prices: Single Class: $18.00; 10 Class Card: $150 (valid for 3 months from the date of purchase) Student Discount 10 Class Card: $130 (valid for 3 months from the date of purchase). For information, contact Bertha Diaz by calling 786-488-8739 or sending an email to <bertha@fireflyhotyoga.com>. Self-Enrichment Center found its new home on Sunset Drive in South Miami, a tranquil oasis for people who choose to lead healthier lives. The new location continues to offer a sense of serenity and peace. Once you walk through the door, you enter the Feng Shui reception to the sounds of relaxing music and trickling water from their soothing fountain. Self-Enrichment Center truly is the alternative for health and wellness. “We are a center that is worthy of our

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Boy Scouts Troop 457 honors Eagle Scouts BY ROBERT HAMILTON Boy Scouts of America Troop 457 honored its newest group of Eagle Scouts on Saturday, Apr 25. This group of young men and their families are part of what has become a South Florida tradition. Troop 457, originally chartered in 1972, has been sponsored by Kendall United Methodist Church and led by David and Julie Ziska for nearly a quarter of a century. Through the leadership of the Ziskas, the troop now has advanced more than 200 young men to the rank of Eagle Scout. Troop 457 shows no signs of slowing as there are another 100 Scouts in the troop who are working to become Eagle Scouts. The new Eagle Scouts join an elite fraternity composed of leaders from all walks of life. Some well-known Eagles have been President Gerald Ford, Senators Bill Bradley and Sam Nunn, and astronaunt Neil Armstong. From the field of journalism and entertainment are Walter Cronkite. Steven

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Sivan Sax honored as SHS ‘Sophomore of the Year’ Sivan Sax of West Kendall recently was named “2009 Sophomore of the Year” during the annual Sunset High School (SHS) awards banquet at Signature Gardens. Last year she was honored as “2008 Freshman of the Year.” These recognize academic excellence, leadership qualities and community service. Sivan maintains a 4.7 GPA and is involved with Key Club, Florida Business Leaders of America (FBLA), National Honor Society, and recently was selected as the sophomore Student Government treasurer. She wants to pursue a career in culinary arts and business.

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Orchestra Miami to perform with piano soloist Ning An Orchestra Miami will be in concert with piano soloist Ning An on Friday, May 15, 8 p.m., at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St. Elaine Rinaldi will conduct. In collaboration with the Chopin Foundation of the United States, Orchestra Miami performs with Ning An, first-prize winner of the prestigious Chopin Piano Competition for 2000. The program includes Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in b flat minor , Beethoven’s dramatic Leonora Overture No. 3 and Brahm’s Symphony No. 1 in c minor. Individual ticket prices for this performance start at $20 for students and seniors, with other ticket prices ranging from $30 to $50. Tickets can be purchased via the website <www.OrchestraMiami.org>, from <www.Ticketmaster.com>, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, at any Ticketmaster outlet or in person at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium Box Office, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Group sales also are available. For more information, call 305-2742103.

CORAL GABLES HOSPITAL TO HOST ‘BROWN BAG’ MEDICATION EVENT Coral Gables Hospital is inviting the community to attend a free event where pharmacists will be on hand to answer questions about drug interactions, expired prescriptions and recalled medications on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the hospital, 3100 Douglas Rd. in Coral Gables. This “Brown Bag” event is taking place to teach patients how to properly take and store over-the-counter medications, like Advil or Maalox, and how to properly take and store prescription medication, such as diabetes or cholesterol medication. All attendees should bring every medicine they are taking in its original container, even if the medicine is only taken occasionally. All attendees will receive literature and a free gift. To learn more about the hospital, visit <www.coralgableshospital.com>. COMMISSIONER JOE A. MARTINEZ SPONSORS FREE SWIMMING LESSONS Commissioner Joe A. Martinez is sponsoring free swimming lessons for

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SHOPS AT SUNSET PLACE TO HOST ‘HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS EXPO’ As the 2009 hurricane season approaches, the Shops at Sunset Place will host the “Hurricane Preparedness Expo” on Saturday, May 16, from noon to 7 p.m. The free event is designed to inform the public about hurricane hazards and provide knowledge that can be used to take action before, during and after a storm. This event will showcase various companies that can educate families and offer different products that can be used to facilitate and protect public in case of a hurricane. Attendees can enjoy safety demonstrations and product displays, and Miami-Dade County will be

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International Airport to the Kendall area. This meeting will inform the public regarding progress in the CSX Corridor Evaluation Study and solicit community thoughts regarding corridor re-use and possible CSX freight service relocation. To learn more about this study, contact Elizabeth Rockwell, the MPO Public Involvement manager, at 305375-1881 or <erock@miamidade.gov>. WHITE HOUSE SETS DEADLINE FOR FALL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM The White House has announced that applications for the Fall 2009 White House Internship Program, which runs from Sept. 8 to Dec. 18, are due by Tuesday, May 26. People interested in applying must meet the following criteria: be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, and enrolled in a college or university (2- to 4-year institution) or must have graduated from college in the past two years. If an applicant doesn’t meet that criteria, he/she can be a veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty at any time during the past two years. In addition to normal office duties,

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interns will supplement their learning experience by attending a weekly lecture series hosted by senior White House staff, help at White House social events and volunteer in community service projects. More information on the White House Internship Program, including application instructions, can be found at: <www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships>. UM-NSU CARD TO REGISTER FAMILIES FOR SERVICES, JUNE 6 The University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UMNSU CARD) will visit JD Redd Park, 550 N. Homestead Blvd., Homestead on Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Mobile Autism Clinic to register children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Registration takes about 20 minutes per family. Parents and individuals must bring proof of diagnosis (i.e. child’s IEP report or DX from physician stating the ASD. The child does not need to be present at registration. For more information on UM-NSU CARD or to schedule a registration time for June 6 at JD Redd Park, call Natalee George at 305-284-5901 or 1-800-9AUTISM, ext. 1.

MIAMI CITY BALLET SCHOOL’S SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM Miami City Ballet School’s annual Summer Intensive will be held June 22 through July 24 at the school, 2200 Liberty Ave. in Miami Beach. Classes are Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and include technique, pointe, partnering, jazz, variations, stretching and repertoire classes. Most of the students will be housed at the Johnson and Wales University dormitories. Special weekend activities are also planned for the students. The 2009 program already has been filled. However, students ages 12-19 interested in the 2010 Summer Intensive should call Miami City Ballet School at 305-929-7007. MIAMI FREESTYLE INVASION CONCERT AT THE BANKUNITED CENTER, MAY 30 The “Miami Freestyle Invasion” concert presented by 93.9 MIA will invade the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami on Saturday, May 30, at 8 p.m. This is the largest Freestyle show ever in Florida. Legendary mega stars of Freestyle will entertain Miami with the popular dance music from the ’80s and

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Fitness expert to motivate cancer survivors at SMH BY PHYLLIS TEITELBAUM Cancer survivors and their loved ones will learn how physical activity can fight fatigue, calm anxiety and help them feel better during Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, May 17. The free event will run from 1 to 3 p.m. at South Miami Hospital’s Clarke Education Center, S. Dixie Highway (US 1) and SW 62nd Avenue. Fitness expert, professional dancer and cancer survivor, Cathee Connor, with the help of movement therapists from the South Miami Hospital Behavioral and Collaborative Medicine Program, will provide information and interactive demonstrations that will help participants ease into exercise. “Research is proving that moderate exercise helps those undergoing cancer treatment and those who have completed treatment,” said Connor, who is one of the instructors of a popular dance movement class for cancer survivors, called Health Steps. The class meets weekly at South Miami Hospital. “It improves muscle tone, flexibility and balance. It helps them get a better night’s sleep, reduces fatigue and tension and improves mood,” she added. Cancer survivors, their families and friends are invited to this event sponsored by the Baptist-South Miami Regional Cancer Program. It is part of National Cancer Survivors Day, which celebrates the lives of those living with and beyond cancer. A light lunch will be served. The event is free, but reservations are required. Call 786-596-2871 by Wednesday, May 13. Attendees are encouraged to wear clothing that allows for gentle exercise.

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Student artworks to be featured at ‘Creative Visions’ exhibition BY LORENA GUERRA-MACIAS

Maria Valsangiacomo may only be in sixth grade, but her artistic ability already is receiving notice across Miami-Dade County. The Zelda Glazer Middle School student’s artwork was chosen recently to grace more than 1,000 invitations for Commissioner Joe A. Martinez’s Sixth Annual “Creative Visions” Student Art Exhibition on Wednesday, May 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. The annual exhibition showcases artwork from the 27 elementary, middle, and high schools throughout Commissioner Martinez’s district, at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum of Florida International University, 10975 SW 17 St. Maria’s work is just a sample of the hundreds of art pieces created by Creative Visions 2009 invitation features the artwork of Maria young local talent that Valsangiacomo, a sixth grade student Zelda Glazer Middle School. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– will be displayed at the museum. “Every year, Creative Visions The competition and exhibit oppor- embraces more and more artistic outlets tunity was created by Commissioner of expression to include a broad specMartinez to promote art in public trum of the visual and performing arts,” schools, encourage fledgling young Commissioner Martinez said. “There is artists, and provide a venue to exhibit a wealth of talent that our local students their artwork. Now in its sixth year, the have that I feel should be shared with Creative Visions program has grown by the community. Our students and teachleaps and bounds since its inception. ers work extremely hard every year to In its first year, only 90 pieces of art put together an exhibit that continues were submitted. Now, along with the to astonish and impress the public.” hundreds of submissions from District A panel of local art industry personal11 schools, Creative Visions has expand- ities will select the best three works of ed to include video media submissions, art from each academic level at the known as “11-Tube,” as well as the works exhibition. The creators of the nine of local senior citizens in a separate winning art pieces will each receive a exhibition. The “11-Tube” program, in trophy, a county certificate, and the first which three district high schools partic- place award winners will receive a sumipate in a video competition showcasing mer art scholarship. Other participants creativity, won the 2008 Achievement will receive certificates of appreciation. Award by the National Association of For more information, contact Counties (NACO), despite only having Commissioner Martinez’s office at 305launched two years ago. 552-1155.

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them qualify for VA benefits. In general, the application takes about 15-20 minutes to be completed and the processing time varies from 6-8 months. It’s good to remember that the benefits are retroactive to the date the application was received. Be cautious of third-party companies who charge fees to assist you with applying for Pension with Aid & Assistance Program. The County Veteran Offices, located at 11025 SW 84th Street in Miami, offers this service free of charge and can be reached by calling 305-270-2940. Another program which is available is the Long-term Care Community Diversion Program which also helps cover the costs of an assisted living community. It is a Medicaid Waiver program designed to provide community-based services to people who would otherwise qualify for Medicaid Nursing Home placement. Seniors must meet the following qualifications in order to be eligible: 1) be at least 65 years old; 2) reside in a Diversion Project service area; 3) be a Florida resident; 4) be a U.S. citizen or qualified noncitizen; 5) file any other benefits to which they may be entitled; 6) disclose any rights to third-party liability; 7) have Medicare part A and part B; 7) meet nursing facility level of care; 8) meet the income limit of $1,911 for an individual or $3,800 for a couple; and 9) meet the asset limit of $2,000 for an individual or $3,000 for a couple. While The Palace’s assisted living communities participate in the Diversion Program, other ALFs may not. It’s important to find out this information before selecting a community for your parents. There are also other programs that can offset costs such as the Assisted Living for the Elderly (ALE) waiver. For residents of qualifying ALFs, the waiver will cover three services: case management, assisted living and if needed, incontinence supplies. Additionally, the senior living community may offer special incentives or programs to assist with expenses. For example, The Palace recently launched a new “Security Agreement” which allows prospective residents to move to the community paying only a discounted monthly rate (whatever they can afford without selling the home) while they await the pending sale of their home. Once the home is sold, The Palace is reimbursed the accrued rental difference with minimal interest fee. These are just a few of the federal and state programs which offer financial assistance. I recommend contacting the VA, Department of Elder Affairs, Agency for Health Care Administration or Area Agency on Aging for information specific to your parents’ case as soon as you begin considering options. Helen Shaham and her husband Jacob have been operating retirement communities for nearly 30 years. The Palace Suites in Kendall is a luxury Independent Living Community for active seniors. In addition, The Palace at Kendall campus is home to two Assisted Living Residences and a Nursing & Rehab Center. They also operate The Palace Gardens Assisted Living Community in Homestead, Homestead Manor Nursing Home and The Palace @ Home, a Medicare Certified Home Health Agency. Their two newest projects are The Palace at Weston – luxury living for those 55 and over, and The Palace Tel-Aviv, a continuing care retirement community in Israel. They have two communities under development – The Palace at Weston Senior Living and The Palace at Coral Gables. More information can be found on the company website, www.thepalace.org or by calling 305-270-7000.


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Ride of Silence to call attention to cyclists killed by motorists BY LEE STEPHENS Hundreds of local bicycle riders will take part in a silent slow-paced ride (maximum 12 mph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. The 2009 Miami Ride of Silence on Wednesday, May 20, 7 p.m., will take place long the Rickenbacker Causeway, beginning at Hobie Beach (across the road from Mast Academy), a popular cycling area where motorists and cyclists coexist. More than 700 cyclists are killed each year while riding. Most of them occur in cities, and suburbs. This ride serves to educate motorists that cyclists have the legal right to the road and to watch out for cyclists. The Ride of Silence is similar to a funeral procession. There will be no talking, only silence, to remember fallen brothers and sisters. Black armbands are worn in memory of those who have been killed; red armbands are worn for

those injured while riding. Originally started in May 2003 by Chris Phelan in Dallas after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was hit by the mirror of a passing bus and was killed, it was suppose to be a one time event, but as word got out about the ride, many cyclists contacted Chris with the desire to participate in this event. Hundreds of rides in Antarctica, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, Chile, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore will all begin precisely at 7 p.m. on May 20. Recent bicycle-motorist accidents in Dade County illustrate the need to remind motorists of the 2006 law that requires motorists to leave a 3-foot space when overtaking a bicycle. The ride of silence is a safe, silent way of reminding them of this need. The ride is not a fundraiser and there is no fee. Cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to ride. The ride is 12 miles long at 12 miles an hour.

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Nissan 370Z for 2009 is a redesigned beauty Ron Beasley AUTOMOTIVE EDITOR

LET’S TALK CARS The Nissan 350Z has been a personal favorite from the day I first slid behind the wheel back in 2002. My appreciation for the iconic little sports car only has deepened after driving the all-new 370Z. It’s the first full redesign of the vehicle since its re-introduction as a 2003 model and Nissan says that almost every piece and component has been re-thought or redesigned, giving the car a shorter wheelbase, greater use of lightweight body materials, a new engine with more horsepower and improved fuel economy, a new seven-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, a synchronized downshift rev matching system for the manual transmission, a new high-quality driver-centric interior and new add-on technology features. But it’s the sensual new design that ini-

tially grabs your attention. There’s even a subtle upswept line to the new rear quarter window that recalls the original 240Z of 1970, a car that carried the Datsun name back then and was a hallmark of performance and style. Nissan designers really did their homework to improve the popular Z car. The 370Z has an aggressive yet sensual look and a lighter, tighter structure for better performance. It rides on a wheelbase that’s about four inches shorter than the previous generation Z car (100.4 inches versus 104.3 inches), while overall length is reduced by 2.7 inches (167.1 inches versus 169.8 inches). Engineers moved the rear wheels forward in the second generation of the FM platform to achieve the shorter wheelbase. At the same time, overall width has been increased by 1.3 inches, the rear track by 2.2 inches and overall height reduced by 0.3 inches. The more compact exterior dimensions and expanded use of lightweight materials — including an aluminum hatch and door panels, and an allaluminum hood (the previous design had steel reinforcements) — reduce the car’s overall weight.

Redesigned Nissan 370Z has sensual, aggressive look and rides on a four-inch shorter wheelbase.

The body structure also was extensively revised, improving front body torsion rigidity by 30 percent; a new front suspension cradle to reduce front body lateral bending; new rear structural reinforcements, and an underbody “V-bar” to help reduce rear lateral bending. Rear body torsion rigidity is improved by up to 22 percent. The result is enhanced overall solidity and handling. Other enhancements include a carbon fiber composite radiator housing and strengthening of the rear fender and hatch areas. Under the hood, the 370Z gets power from the fourth generation of Nissan’s

award-winning VQ-series 332 hp 3.7-liter V-6 engine with VVEL (Variable Valve Event and Lift), a gain of 26 horses from the previous engine. The new 370Z Coupe hit U.S. showrooms in January and has been one of the few bright spots in the struggling economy. A convertible Roadster is in the pipeline for 2010. Base price on the 370Z is $34,460.

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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Ace #8201725

FEATURES:

Stainless steel cooking grates are made of 7mm diameter rods—they resist rust and conduct heat evenly.

The Genesis® S-320™ comes with a 12,000 BTU-per-hour input flush-mounted side burner which lets you multitask at the grill.

South Miami 7325 SW 57th Ave Ph: 305-667-1195

side and rear panels • Accent-colored painted steel frame • Six tool hooks • Two heavy-duty front locking swivel casters • Two heavy-duty back swivel casters • Natural gas grill includes a 10-foot flexible hose • Enclosed tank storage area and precision fuel gauge (LP models only) • Tank not included with LP models • Weber® cookbook • Limited warranty Dimensions (with the lid open) • Height: 64.5 inches • Width: 60 inches • Depth: 30 inches Color Options Available Finish: porcelain-enamel

• Three stainless steel burners • Primary cooking area = 507 square inches • Warming rack area = 130 square inches • Total cooking area = 637 square inches • 7mm diameter stainless steel cooking grates • Stainless steel Flavorizer® bars • 42,000 BTU-per-hour input main burners • 12,000 BTU-per-hour input flush-mounted side burner • Electronic Crossover® ignition system • Stainless steel shroud with a center-mounted thermometer and accent-colored, cast-aluminum end caps • Two stainless steel work surfaces • Enclosed cart with stainless steel doors and stainless steel handles and accent-colored painted side and rear panels

Pinecrest 8285 SW 124th St Ph: 305-235-9341

• Accent-colored painted steel frame • Six tool hooks • Two heavy-duty front locking swivel casters • Two heavy-duty back swivel casters • Natural gas grill includes a 10-foot flexible hose • Enclosed tank storage area and precision fuel gauge (LP models only) • Tank not included with LP models • Weber® cookbook • Limited warranty Dimensions (with the lid open) • Height: 64.5 inches • Width: 60 inches • Depth: 30 inches Color Options Available Finish: Stainless Steel

Miami Beach 545 41st St (Arthur Godfrey Rd.) Ph: 305-531-0836

We will meet any competitor pricing on Weber Grills.


South Miami News, May 12, 2009 Edition - Local, Community News - Miami, Florida