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Megan Clementi is crowned Around Town Miss Florida USA 2010 The movers and shakers
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egan Clementi, 25, a former South Miami resident who is returning to the area this week, was crowned Miss Florida USA 2010 during a live telecast seen by over 5 million viewers worldwide. A beautiful young woman with an unusual combination of interests, Clementi is an Electrical Engineering graduate of the University of Central Florida and also an Orlando Magic dancer. She will be representing the state of Florida in the Miss USA 2010 Pageant in the spring of 2010. Her aunt was born and raised in South Miami and still resides in the
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Weekend mornings, over at Deli Lane is the place to be seen and to see. Here are some notables that make it so popular: David Hill, J.L. Plummer and their possé are frequent guests at the Deli Lane/Sunset Tavern complex as well as are Mr. South Miami, John Sorgie; Gary Rackear, a legal eagle; Manny Fonseca, the personal trainer; Wayne Brackin, the go-to guy at Baptist Health; and a truckload of Coral Gables Firefighters go there too. And let’s see... Over at Casa Larios, Brett Koven, the remote data saver guy, is a frequent guest, as well as
Girls try out binoculars at the city’s summer camp.
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Megan Clementi is crowned Miss Florida USA 2010. (Photo by Don Seidman)
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Tom Byrne, Mayor Horace Feliu and there have been sightings of Raul Masvidal, Rene Guim, and someone told me that they saw former South Miami Commissioner Randy Wiscombe. And over at The Big Cheese, the place is loaded with South Miami cops, one of whom I ran into for the second time the day I was there. The first time I saw him was at Casa Larios at 6:45 a.m. and then for lunch at Big Cheese at noon time. Golly, just can’t get away from South Miami’s finest. Also ran into Michael Raley from the Baptist Credit Union, as well as Robin Korth and Diane Schiller, both of whom I work with five days a week. Also, couldn’t help but see Marc Spiegelman from AT&T who was having lunch with a colleague, as well as Grant Miller and who else blesses the tables over at Big Cheese—there’s Howard Schneider and Melvin Mann, the CPA’s. And oh yes, over at Osteria Delgi
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Amici Ami at 7382 SW 56 Ave, which is on the east side of Ace Hardware, I hear that the top guy from the First National Bank of South Miami, Bruce MacArthur, was having lunch there the other day with a couple of guys that think they are part of the 170 or so influential people of South Miami. They were causally mentioned in a New Times article that outlined how the city threw out parking tickets for the 170 or so, tickets at a value of $3,000 plus. I can tell you with all certaintly that the three guys that were there with Mr. MacArthur are just ordinary guys, of no influence, and I did hear that they were subjected to 45 minutes of story telling by the BIG Guy. And speaking of BIG Guys, haven’t seen much of Wayne Brackin, the guy that used to run South Miami Hospital. He seems to be stuck in the executive offices in the Baptist administration building on Red Road. If you happen to run across him, first check and see if you hurt him, then tell him he ought to take a walk through the hospital, cuz I hear that plenty of people still love him and want to whisper sweet nothings in his ears. And speaking of sweet nothings, I
hear that the Miami Dade Ethics Commission has found that there is Probable Cause in the complaint that was filed against Commissioner Valerie Newman. What does it mean? Well, it might mean a fine and not much else. Unless that evidence can be used against her in the city manager’s lawsuit against her. This most recent complaint will probably be heard in a couple of months by a local judge. And do you want to bet that if the judge finds her at fault that those findings will make their way up to the Governor? HMMMM. And speaking of Valerie, saw and heard her husband, Kevin, who was strumming his guitar at Black Point Marina not too long ago. He is actually pretty good and sings well, too. You might want to make your way down there, have a nice Saturday afternoon lunching with friends, maybe have a drink, sitting on the water, looking at all those boats and the calmness of the bay. And speaking of calmness, the city’s Community Center, AKA Gibson Bethel Community Center is looking real, real good. The field is looking great and the attention to details with
plastic protective coverings on top of the fences, so that the kids won’t hurt themselves, the bushes and the overall appearance of the park is super duper. And of course, the operation seems to be very smooth and there are lots of smiles on the kid’s faces. The City of Pleasant Living made it to the big times, with a five-page spread in the June edition of HotVWs, a national glossy magazine. It was a very nice piece about the 11th annual Volksblast weekend, which took place last February. The event which featured a Conga Cruise drive from Tropical Park and parties on Commerce Lane ended with dozens and dozens and dozens of Volkswagens of all ages, some nearly as old as my good friend, Al Elias, from the 40’s to the present time. Some of the cars were redone completely while others just a bit, but overall the event was a Blast and come this February I hope that you’ll make your way over to Sunset Drive for a look back and a look forward as well. And speaking of South Miami, ––––––––––––––––– See
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Local folks are singing and swinging (golf, that is!) Gloria Burns GLORIA’S GAB The Singing Miamians’ own Director, Gene Cokeroft, was recently inducted into the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Hall of Fame in Nashville. A well deserved honor, his leadership and amazing talent have helped keep this tradition alive in South Florida. The Singing Miamians now call Pinecrest home and are always looking for new singers. The general public is always welcome to attend their Tuesday night sessions at Evelyn Greer Park where they are currently working on their Fall
Director of Singing Miamians of Pinecrest, Gene Cokeroft.
concert presentation featuring a medley of tunes from “The Music Man.” For more coming events and information about this group go to <www.miamians.org>. David Evensky and the team at Evensky & Katz are preparing for the firm’s 4th Annual Charitable Golf Tournament to benefit local children’s charities. Save the date of November 6, 2009, and join the fun at The Biltmore Golf Course for great event that has donated to dozens of local youth related charities since its inception. Evensky & Katz has partnered with the University of Miami for Motivated Youth, a program that educates young adults and teens on good grantmaking. On September 12, another date to save, His House Children’s Home will hold its 2nd Annual Waves of Renewal Ladies Luncheon aboard Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas. This promises to be an inspiring afternoon with Jean Caceres Gonzalez as the keynote speaker. Tickets are $55 and reservations are required as space is limited. For more information, go online to www.hhch.org.or call Daniella at 305430-0085 Ext. 209. As a follow up to last issues write up on Actors’ new musical comedy, Married ALIVE!, at Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, Actors’ Playhouse received a special gift from long-time sponsor American Express, a $20,000 check in support of the Theatre. American Express Director of Corporate Affairs and Communication Ann Marie Taglienti presented the check. This very funny show may be seen Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8
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or online at www.actorsplayhouse.org <http://www.actorsplayhouse.org> . Finally, Paws4you, a no-kill rescue organization for dogs, sponsored an Adoption Day at Petco at 6200 S. Dixie Hwy. in South Miami on Saturday, July 25. Rotarians were on hand to volunteer for this organization that provides a great service and a wonderful option for those seeking pets. 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, send your news via email to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Camp Little House needs help with roof Camp Little House celebrated its 15th year of providing a scouting program for the South Miami area on behalf of the Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida this summer. A reunion was held on July 8th. Former campers, staff, and volunteers reminisced around the campfire, roasted marshmallows, and participated in a traditional flag retirement ceremony. The
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area. Clementi is looking forward to returning to South Florida. “I’m very excited about the move,” Clementi said last week. “Miami is a fun and fast place, and I can’t wait to get absorbed into the city and all that it has to offer.” The Miss Florida USA Pageant is a statewide tradition that highlights the outstanding young women of the sunshine state. Now in its 59th year of competition, the pageant draws from more than 20,000 initial applicants and narrows down to about 60 contestants through regional pageants statewide. The top four finalists were: Fourth runner-up Annilie Hastey representing Coral Gables, third runner-up Greta Jimenez representing Carnival Miami, second runner-up Kendra Walker representing Gainesville, and first runnerup Amanda Zitzman of Daytona Beach,
South Miami Little House sits on two acres of property between 67th Ave. and 59th Street and has been serving the Girl Scouts since 1954. The Little House, which serves over 400 girls throughout the year, is looking for your help to replace its roof (a $15,000 project). Contact the Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida at 305-253-4841 ext. 250 to support the CLH roof fund. So, folks, help yourself and others, smile, be grateful and have a super day. On the political fodder trail: If you can guess who was having a sit down with Commissioner Valerie Newman at Casa Larios two Sunday mornings ago, I’ll pay for your next breakfast at Casa Larios or Deli Lane. $10 maximum, please. P.S. Here’s a hint. He has blond hair and used to be a vendor of the city. Thought for the Day: A true friend is one who likes you despite your achievements. — Arnold Bennett Got any tips? Contact me at 305-6697355, ext. 249, or send e-mail to <Michael@communitynewspapers.com>.
who was also voted “Miss Photogenic” by television and newspaper photographers during the Miss Florida USA Press Day on Thursday, July 16 at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa. In an event that was hosted by television host Louis Aguirre of WSVN Fox 7’s show Deco Drive, television hostess Kristin Beall and Miss Florida USA 2009 Anastagia Pierre, fifty-two contestants were judged in the categories of personality and interview, swimsuit and evening gown. The Miss Florida USA Pageant was sponsored by The City of Hollywood, the Hollywood Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, The Westin Diplomat Hotel and Spa, La Casa Hermosa, Broward Community College, PageantDiva.com, Photography by Bob Lasky, Federico Leone shoes, Bijoux Terner, Carroll’s Jewelers, FICA, Ritchie Swimwear, Built 2 Win, Don Baker Communications, Act True, Las Palmas Restaurant, IST, Bewelled by Susan Fixel and DJ Alexandre Marc of Spin Fantastic.
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Insider trading can make senator or congressman very rich R. Kenneth Bluh KENNETH’S COMMENTARY General Motors is having a worse than anticipated quarter. Several members of the U.S. House of Representatives learn the extent of the loss in the course of a committee meeting that keeps on top of the company’s activities since our government became the majority stockholder in GM, information that won’t be public knowledge for a few days. A Washington businessman, whose daughter happens to work as a staffer in Congress, tells her dad of the news she overheard her boss telling his chief of staff about GM’s condition. The Congressman puts in a sell order on GM as a result of the committee hearings. The Washington businessman goes short on the stock. Two days later the news of GM’s worse than anticipated quarter is made public and both the Congressman and the Washington businessman make killings in the stock market.
The Congressman sold his GM stock before the news drove the price of GM down 20 percent. He saved a small fortune. The businessman, shorting the stock, made a pile of money. What’s wrong with this picture? The businessman can go to jail for insider trading. The Congressman can keep his savings and not have to worry as he did not break the law. Wait, I thought that insider trading was against the law. The law says that you can’t use knowledge obtained in advance of the public, to make a profit. People regularly go to jail for doing it. Didn’t the Congressman have to fear the law? No, because members of Congress and their staffs are exempt from the law against insider trading. Does this mean that members of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, who on a daily basis are privy to insider information now that we, our United States government, is a major stockholder in so many large public corporations, can take advantage of this information and make a killing in the stock market? Yes, they can. How can we expect Congress to regulate the operations of the market when they are exempt from the laws they create
––– VIEWPOINT ––– to protect the community from skullduggery? We can’t! Try this scenario: A well-to-do citizen has a friend running for reelection to Congress. He goes to the Congressman and says, “Hey buddy, I’ll make a major contribution to your national committee, and give the maximum I can give to your reelection fund; my wife too, if you watch out for me.” “What do you need, my friend?” responds the Congressman, looking around the room to make sure no one is listening to their conversation. “You sit on the General Motors oversight committee. I know you are made aware of information about GM’s financial condition before the general public knows, right?” “Right!” “It’s not illegal for you to use this information, so pass the news on to me, I will buy or go short on the stock in your name and we will make a financial killing! Okay?”
“Okay!” It’s hard to believe, but two members of Congress, Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Brian Baird (D-WA) have introduced legislation that would prohibit lawmakers and their staffs from trading stocks or engaging in other financial transactions based upon information they learn in their jobs that is not available to the public. It’s nice to know someone in Congress is looking out for us. Just don’t bet on this bit of insider information that the proposed law will pass. If you make that bet, you are a sure loser.
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The American Red Cross Greater Miami & The Keys has announced its newly elected members, and the new chairman and secretary of its board of directors. Marielena A. V illamil, a longtime Red Cross volunteer and board member, will lead the board of directors as its new chair. Michael Aller , Tourism & Convention director and Chief of Protocol for the City of Miami Beach, will serve as secretary of the board. The newly elected members are: Brig. Gen. W illiam B. “Blaze” Binger , commander of the 482nd Fighter Wing, Homestead Air Reserve Base; Edwar d J. Joyce, Northern Trust Bank; Jimmy L. Morales, Stearns & Weaver; Adora Obi Nweze; special advisor to the governor on Minority Affairs and chair of the NAACP Florida Conference, and philanthropists Penny Stamps and J.P. Miquel. Also re-elected were: Mona Ignatz
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Advocacy groups and residents demand changes to Virginia Key Master Plan BY LEE STEPHENS
Thirty residents of Miami and 10 community organizations, among them Tropical Audubon Society, Urban Environment League, Sierra Club and Dade Heritage Trust, sent a letter and a detailed report to the Miami City Commissioners, Mayor Manny Diaz and City Manager Pete Hernandez expressing disappointment with the Virginia Key Master Plan developed by Ft. Lauderdalebased planning firm EDSA. This is the latest protest against a plan widely criticized for excessive development in an ecologically sensitive location. EDSA has held four public meetings, at which they heard input from citizens, though many who attended the meetings claim their suggestions were ignored. EDSA’s final design “does not represent what I saw or heard at the public meeting that they had,” Miami resident Steve Hagen said. Hagen, who is chair of the Parks and Public Space Committee of Miami Neighborhoods United, compared the plan to the administration’s Bicentennial Park Plan, saying, “This is just one more public charade.” Both the Public Advisory Board and the Waterfront Advisory Board rejected EDSA’s plan, forcing Diaz to pull it from the City Commission’s agenda. Critics of the plan were alarmed when the city manager’s office printed an agenda for the July 23 Commission meeting containing the Virginia Key item. Chairman Joe Sanchez directed the manager’s office to remove the issue from the agenda. Several environmental and historic preservation groups decided to put their concerns and recommendations in writing so that the plan may be changed sufficiently before it comes to a vote. The documents they compiled identify specific areas of the Master Plan that are
dangerous to the coastal environment. For example, the proposed active recreational and regional park, which includes over 20 athletic fields, would prove hazardous to sea turtles by luring hatchlings away from the water with large light fixtures that usually accompany ball fields. The Master Plan would also increase car traffic without significantly enhancing public transportation or the island’s carbon sinks—mangroves and other vegetation. According to the report, entitled “Virginia Key Redevelopment: A Sustainable Approach,” EDSA’s plan would not only be problematic from an environmental perspective, but from a social one as well. The proposal calls for a massive expansion of the Rickenbacker Marina and the construction of a multi-story dry dock storage complex, without providing a public access ramp into the basin. “Virginia Key’s future should not be limited to those who can afford expensive dry boat storage or marina slips,” the report states. The Miami Rowing and Watersports Center, which supports the report, uses the basin for rowing and would be affected by an increase in motorboat traffic. Regarding the Marine Stadium, concerned residents said, “The Marine Stadium, which has been designated a historical site, should be restored to its original condition.” Dade Heritage Trust has been also advocating preservation of the stadium. The report concluded, “In general, the proposal requires more environmental restoration with protection and less intrusive construction.” “This paper represents a wide array of interests and we feel it is a good compromise that has something for everyone,” Laura Reynolds, Executive Director of the Tropical Audubon Society, said. “A mismanaged and overdeveloped county has not led us down a prosperous economic path; it’s time we realize less is more.”
Letter to the Editor Dear Editor; It is a good sign that the Virginia Key Master Plan has been taken off the City Commission’s July 23rd agenda. EDSA and the City now have time to carefully consider some of the concerns that have been raised about the proposed development. The public is not in favor of an expensive project that will increase traffic, threaten native plants and commercialize the waterfront. Rather, a wide range of people have expressed interest in minimal improvements that will increase public access to the water, restore historic landmarks and preserve the natural beauty of the island. Defenders of the Master Plan have said it will only touch 257 of Virginia Key’s 1,030 acres. This reasoning fails to consider the farreaching effects facilities such as athletic fields and a BMX course can have on the surrounding coastal ecosystems. Light fixtures used on ball fields would lure hatching sea turtles away from the ocean, ending their lives. Any playing fields that are constructed should be for day use only. Runoff from such fields would also be an ecological hazard. The extreme amount of development proposed by EDSA imperils many threatened and endangered species, such as the sea turtle and the manatee. Low-impact trails for passive walking and
biking would provide recreational opportunitites to visitors without overwhelming the island’s inhabitants. A final Master Plan should include less construction, improved public transportation, and a detailed plan for green construction. The hardwood hammock should be improved to provide a buffer between buildings and the critical wildlife area, while serving as a carbon sink to offset emissions. Large structures should not overshadow the Marine Stadium or the scenic ocean view. The current plan threatens to occupy nearly every inch of space with new development. A significant amount of this development will likely be privatized, creating an island exclusive to most, but profitable for some. These points are not the complaints of a few outliers. Ten organizations, such as Tropical Audubon Society, Urban Environment League, Sierra Club and Dade Heritage Trust, as well as thirty individuals voiced these concerns in a letter addressed to the City Commissioners, which can be found at www.tropicalaudubon.org. Hopefully, the Commissioners will listen to their constituents on this matter. Laura Reynolds Executive Director Tropical Audubon Society
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New high school in Homestead offers 21st Century approach BY ELLEN SCHULMAN The Homestead City Council recently approved plans for the new Mavericks High School of South MiamiDade County to be located at The Chamber Centre, 698 N. Homestead Blvd. The unique 21st Century, hightech school will be part of the MiamiDade Public School system with first year capacity to handle up to 400 students in three daily sessions. “We have been so pleased with the support we’ve received from the entire community and the enthusiasm among city leaders for providing parents an alternative school Mark Thimmig option,” said Mark –––––––––––– Thimmig, president and CEO of Mavericks in Education Florida LLC, the firm that currently opening five charter public high schools throughout Florida. “It’s heartwarming and encouraging to see such a strong desire to help kids in this community.”
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tions also are available on the website or by calling 1-866-733-9409. According to Thimmig, the school offers an “out-of-the-box” approach to education which promises to increase Homestead’s graduation rate of 48.5 percent and offer students who are not succeeding in the traditional school environment an alternative setting and approach to successfully graduate with a high school diploma. “Our approach is three-fold,” Thimmig said. “First and foremost, we want all of our students to receive a state-recognized high school diploma by passing the FCAT and earning the required 24 credits. “Second, we will be providing students with employment preparation skills and helping them find jobs, and third, we will make sure each student has a plan for continuing education, college, trade school, military or fulltime employment.”
The high-tech design of Maverick High School is geared toward offering students individualized learning that allows them to work at private computer terminals and advance at their own paces. The latest in computer-based learning technology will be in place and curriculum will be directed by state-certified teachers. “We are thrilled to be part of the Homestead community and look forward to helping hundreds of students realize their dream of earning a high school diploma,” Thimmig said. Founded in 2007, Mavericks is an Education Service Provider (ESP) dedicated to designing, developing and implementing better ways to serve a large and rapidly increasing student population, that is not realizing success through a traditional education process and dropping out before earning a high school diploma.
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MDC to host community forum on future of healthcare To better understand current issues related to the future of healthcare in the United States, Miami Dade College will host a community forum on Wednesday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the school’s Chapman Conference Center, 300 NE Second Ave., Building 3, second floor. The forum will begin with an introduction by MDC president Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón who will be followed by Joel E. Miller, senior vice president for communications and policy research at the NCHC, and Rod Petrey, president of the Collins Center for Public Policy. A panel discussion will follow with experts including hospital and insurance executives, physicians, researchers and professors. Dr. Eneida Roldan, Jackson Memorial Hospital CEO, will participate. Registration for this event is free to the public. To register online, visit the NCHC website at <www.nchc.org>. Interested parties also may register the day of the event beginning at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Joel Miller at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or Caryn Kaufman at <email@example.com>.
DADE COUNTY BAR TO OFFER FREE LEGAL HELP-LINE, AUG. 5 The Dade County Bar Association will be conducting LegalLine, a toll-free helpline answering a broad range of basic legal questions, on Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. Callers can phone 1-866596-0399 and anonymously ask their question in English or Spanish. Each three-hour help-line is staffed by more than a dozen volunteer attorneys who answer basic questions across a wide spectrum of legal specialties including family, probate, criminal, real estate, condo, landlord-tenant, business and immigration law, and refer callers to other service organizations, as appropriate. For more information about LegalLine, which is conducted on the first Wednesday of the month, except holidays, visit online at <www.dadecountybar.org/forms/legalline.php>.
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Thursdays, Sept. 3 and 17, to allow for citizen input in the fiscal year 2009-10 county budget process. Both hearings will take place at 5:01 p.m. in the Miami-Dade Commission Chambers on the second floor of the Stephen P. Clark Government Center, 111 NW First St. Anyone wishing to speak needs to register with the office of the agenda coordinator at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the budget hearing. Directional signs will be set up on the first floor pointing to a registration table where people can sign up to speak. FREE INFORMATION SESSIONS ABOUT NEW MAVERICKS HIGH Free information sessions will be conducted to give parents details about the new Mavericks High School in Homestead. Parents will be able to meet staff, learn about this new way to earn a high school diploma, tuition-free. The sessions will take place on Thursday, July 30, at 4 p.m.; Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m., and Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m. All three sessions will be he at 698 N. Homestead Blvd. in Homestead. The informal meetings will include a
short visual presentation and open question-and-answer period. Enrollment now is available at <www.maverickshigh.com>. For more information and to schedule interviews, call 786-259-2780. TEMPLE BETH TOV-AHAVAT SHALOM TO HOST BUFFET DINNER, SPEAKER Temple Beth Tov-Ahavat Shalom will host a buffet dinner on Friday, July 31, 6:30 p.m., on the congregation’s premises at 6438 SW Eighth St. The meal will include spaghetti and meatballs/brisket, salad and a beverage. The cost is $15 for adults, and children will be admitted for free. Dinner will be followed by Friday night services at 8:15 p.m. guest speaker Michael Slotnick will discuss the “Jews of Khazaria” at 9:15 p.m. There is no charge for this portion of the program. To RSVP for this event, call either the Temple at 305-261-9821 or Charlotte Klieman at 305-279-8150. COMMISSIONER TO HOST FREE BACK TO SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION In preparation for the beginning of the school year, Miami-Dade Commissioner Joe A. Martinez will be hosting a free Back-to-School Immunization event on Thursday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Tamiami Park Coliseum, 11201 SW 24 St. Trained medical staff from the Miami-
Dade County Health Department will be on hand to administer all the required and recommended vaccinations for children up to age 18. In order for a child to receive immunizations, his or her parent or legal guardian must bring the child’s immunization record and also be present at the time the shot is administered. In addition, staff will provide Certificates of Immunizations (form 680 or “Blue Card”) for all attendees. For more information, contact Commissioner Martinez’s office at 305552-1155. MORTON’S TO HOST BLIND WINE TASTING SEMINAR Morton’s The Steakhouse Coral Gables is hosting a Master Class Blind Wine Tasting Seminar on Friday, Aug. 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the restaurant, located at 2333 Ponce de Leon Blvd. in Coral Gables. The seminar will feature the Guild of Master Sommeliers “Distinguished Service Award” winner Tylor Field III, vice president of the restaurant’s Wine & Spirits department. Guests will “blind taste” seven wines, including Lunetta Prosecco, Erath Pinot Noir and Chianti Classico Banfi, while enjoying Morton’s signature hors d’oeuvres. At the conclusion of the event each participant will receive a “Morton’s Associate Sommelier” Certificate. The cost to attend this event is $45 per
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person. For reservations, please call 305442-1662. BAPTIST CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL PRESENTS ‘JUMPING JACKS AND HEALTHY SNACKS’ Baptist Children’s Hospital’s next community parenting program, titled “Jumping Jacks and Healthy Snacks,” offers parents new ideas for healthy meals and snacks, and ways to fit exercise into their children’s already jam-packed schedules. The program, which is not intended for children, will take place on Thursday, Aug. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m., in the auditorium at Baptist Children’s Hospital, 8900 N. Kendall Dr. Exercise physiologist Christy Bowen, physical therapist Cristina Parsons and registered dietician Susan Nowrouzi will help parents learn to jump-start their family’s daily activity level, and put a new healthier twist on eating. They will discuss ways for parents and kids to exercise together, boosting thefamily’s fitness with everyday activities, ideas for packing healthy lunch boxes, choosing healthy substitutes for snacktime favorites, making meals nutritious and delicious and forming healthy habits that can last a lifetime. The fee for the program is $5 and must be paid in advance. To reserve space and make your payment, call 786596-3812.
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Great Florida Bank teaches ACUPUNCTURE students value of saving The Point of Well-Being
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BY TERRENCE BROWN Great Florida Bank is teaching third, fourth and fifth grade students at Highpoint Academy in west Miami-Dade County the importance of learning to save with a bank course that offers real world experience. It will lead to the establishment of the Highpoint Academy Savings Bank staffed by students. “By learning to save at a young age, kids gain an early appreciation for the basics of money management,” said Ana Maria Perez, market lead with Great Florida Bank, who started the program with three other bank associates. “Ultimately, we are teaching sound money management skills designed to last a lifetime.” Perez and her team have been teaching the students the basic principles of banking, including: deposits, withdrawals, interest rates, building credit. Students entering fifth grade in the fall who are interested in applying for a job as a “relationship banker” or “ambassador” at the Highpoint Academy Savings Bank were asked to fill out an application. Great Florida Bank associates then interviewed students. Parents of the students applying for the jobs were invited to join in and witness the interview process. Alicia A. Casanova, principal of Highpoint Academy, believes the program not only will encourage the students to save, but also teaches them real-world skills.
“We’re all very excited about this venture since our students are learning hands-on at an early age not only about the importance of saving money and how the banking system works, but also how to interview and apply for a job and then assume the responsibilities the job requires. These are important skills that will translate into any field the students decide to pursue,” she said. Here’s how the Highpoint Academy Savings Bank works: All students in grades 1-5 are encouraged to open a Great Goals Kids Savings Account. Parents have been asked to send a check payable to themselves in the minimum amount of $25 to open the savings account. Starting in the fall, students who have open accounts will be able to make deposits/withdrawals every Friday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. A Great Florida Bank associate will be at the Highpoint Academy Savings Bank every Friday morning to teach and assist the student “relationship bankers” and “ambassadors.” “This program benefits our customers and our communities,” said Marilyn Orozco, a loan consultant with Great Florida Bank who recently taught one of the classes at the school. “We know that the earlier people learn the importance of sound money management, the better off they will be. Our goal is to create generations of savers.” For more information, visit the website at <www.greatfloridabank.com> or call 1-866-514-6900.
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Boy Scout Troop 10 earns ‘Best Overall’ at Camporee BY CARYN TANIS BOREN Boy Scout Troop 10 from West Kendall won Best Overall Troop for the fourth year in a row during the recent Hurricane District Camporee. Winning the title involved multiple activities which all had designated point values, including a photo hunt competition which began a month prior to the Camporee. Clues were given for locations of significance throughout Miami-Dade County and Scouts had to determine the locations, then have a photo taken wearing their Scout uniform with an adult leader and holding a troop flag. Several organized outings also scored points from watching a movie to bowling a few games. Daytime activities at the Camporee involved a gateway competition, an ice cream eating contest and a water balloon catapult event where adult leaders were the targets. Evening competitions revolved around the Camporee theme of a Hawaiian luau, which included a skit and other events where Scouts were required to demonstrate skills such as first aid and knot tying.
Pictured are Boy Scout Troop 10 participants just before they boarded a charter bus to go to Camp Old Indian in Traveler’s Rest, SC, where they enjoyed fresh mountain air, camping, as well as canoeing, swimming, fishing and hiking. Summer camp is an Eagle requirement. Troop 10 meets weekly at the Central Presbyterian Church in West Kendall.
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Miami Civic Music Association announces 77th season lineup BY ROBERT HAMILTON The Miami Civic Music Association will begin its 77th season of concerts on Friday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m., with the Frost School of Music Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Sleeper. The featured soloist will be pianist Tian Ying in a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, E flat, Op. 73, the “Emperor.” Mr. Ying has been the winner of many prestigious awards, including high honors at the Eighth Van Cliburn International Competition and is well known for his eloquent, poetic, dramatically intense performances. He has appeared with orchestras and in solo recitals throughout the United States, Europe, China and the Far East. Civic’s second concert on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 4 p.m. will feature Tian Ying in a solo recital. The 11th annual Piano Gala on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 4 p.m., will feature Rosalina G. Sackstein, piano, with guest artists in a program of music by the great classical composers arranged for two pianos. Always an audience favorite, this annual event is a fundraiser for the Rosalina G. Sackstein Piano Scholarship Endowment at the Frost School of Music. On Sunday, Mar. 7, at 4 p.m., internationally recognized soprano Margarita De Arellano will make her first appearance with Civic. De Arellano is a graduate of the Frost School of Music and the Juilliard School and made her opera debut as Gilda in Rigoletto at the Prague State Opera. She has appeared in leading soprano roles in operas by Bellini,
Donizetti and Verdi with the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich Opera and the Stuttgart Opera. Other performances include appearances with opera companies in Berlin, Vienna and Florence as well as the Seattle Opera in the United States. She has performed in concert with the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic and the Israel Philharmonic. Her performances have received critical acclaim wherever she has appeared. A very special event, presented in cooperation with the Friends of Chamber Music, will feature four of the finest chamber musicians performing today. The ensemble includes Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Kyoko Takezawa, violin; Cynthia Phelps, viola, and William DeRosa, cello. They will perform on Sunday, May 2, at 4 p.m. The final performance of the season on Sunday, June 13, at 4 p.m., will be the annual Young Artist Debut concert. In February 2010, the Eighth National Chopin Piano Competition of the United States will take place at MiamiDade County Auditorium. This prestigious competition attracts talented young pianists from all over the United States and this concert will feature one of the most talented finalists in a solo recital. All concerts are in the Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr., of the University of Miami’s Coral Gables Campus. Subscription information can be obtained by calling 305-271-8449; online at <www.miamicivicmusic.org>, or from Miami Civic Music Association, 5360 SW 87 Ave., Miami, FL 33165.
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Local author launches 3rd Pleasure Emporium novel BY PAGE SIMON Westchester resident Michelle Marcos, historical romance author of the immensely popular Pleasure Emporium novels, is launching the series’ third book, Wickedly Ever After (St. Martin’s Press). Set in a London bordello, the Pleasure Emporium novels have received rave reviews and developed a large following among readers around the world. In Wickedly Ever After, Athena McAllister discovers her fiancé in the arms of a courtesan and comes to the realization that most men prefer the company of their mistresses to their wives. How can she, and other brides-to-be, become both wife and mistress to a man? In her quest for knowledge, she starts a school at the infamous bordello, where she and her students discreetly invite London’s most notorious rakes to educate them on the art of seducing a man. But when Marshall Hawkesworth’s sister becomes far too knowledgeable about the ways of sex, he suspects read from the racy new novel. that her new finishing Marcos grew up in Miami as a firstMichelle Marcos school is to blame. He ––––––––––––––––– generation American. After graduatposes as a lecturer on several topics, including sensual kissing, ing from the University of Miami with and finds Athena to be a most apt pupil. degrees in English and education, she But before he has her school shut down spent several years as a middle and high for good, he’s determined to give her a school teacher teaching English to chilfew private lessons she won’t soon forget. dren from other countries. She currently A launch party for Wickedly Ever After serves as the communications director for will take place at Books & Books, 265 Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami. For more information, visit her website Aragon Ave. in Coral Gables, on Aug. 7 at 8 p.m., when Michelle Marcos will at <www.michellemarcos.com>.
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Chamber South and the Pinecrest Business Association, and he serves on the board of Kent Crook has built a career Community Health of South on offering a unique guarantee, Florida (CHI), which provides “On Time or On Us,” and his healthcare to people with no long-time customers are insurance. He is playing a major pleased that he has carried it role in Chamber South’s new over to his new company, “Going Green” initiative. Wiremasters Electric Inc. “We can offer customers many “Especially in Miami, when energy-saving options for their service people are rarely on homes and businesses,” he said. time and sometimes never show Crook said that Wiremasters up at all, it’s great to know that is specializing in residential and Kent and his employees will small business, rather than always be there at the appointed large commercial projects. time, and you can plan your “We offer quality at an affordschedule around that,” said able price,” he said. “Our cusJohn Smith of Pinecrest, who tomers know they get good has been using Crook’s services value for their money, and for 20 years. always the best quality service.” “His guarantee — that there He said Wiremasters does not is no charge if he is not on time offer quotes over the phone. — is amazing in this day and “We don’t want to guess at what age, and tells you all you need needs to be done,” he said. “We to know about the way he does will look at the job and offer an business,” Smith said. itemized bill so the customer The commitment to customer Wiremasters carries thousands of parts on its trucks saving time in completing a job. knows exactly what they are getservice allowed Crook to build –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ting for their money. The cushis previous company, KC Electrical Services, to more than 30 ness that way,” he said. “It means that word-of-mouth for referrals,” he said. tomer will never hear ‘Well, it was more employees. The new streamlined com- the repairman has to leave the job after “In addition to the on-time guarantee, complicated that we thought, so we’ll pany, Wiremasters, has just three trucks seeing the specifics of the problem and we also offer a 100 percent satisfaction have to charge extra,’” he said. go back to the warehouse or to a store guarantee: If you are not happy and I Crook believes his reputation for cuson the road. can’t make it right, I will give you a tomer services puts Wiremasters in a “We needed to get small in this terri- to get the needed parts. “At Wiremasters, we are carrying thou- refund. When you say that, and you good position in this economy. ble economy,” said Crook, a leader in sands of parts on our trucks, which mean it, that builds a customer base “People need to be extra careful in the small business community. these difficult economic times. With the three trucks, Crook said, enables us to handle just about any job that will always stay with you,” he said. Wiremasters employees wear orange Wiremasters promises that we will give and “all-star” employees, Wiremasters is with the parts we have with us,” he said. professional service at a competitive able to give same-day service and “It’s a huge timesaver for the customer, booties when they enter a home. “It’s says to the homeowner that we price, and you will get good value for respond to emergencies 24/7. The and it’s just the right way to do business.” He said his longtime customers have care about their property, and when we your money, and we will give you a trucks carry a large selection of parts, which enables Wiremasters to quickly remained loyal and have followed him leave, it will be like we were never refund if we can’t make you happy. there.” to Wiremasters. That is always a formula for success.” repair most problems. Crook has been a leader in many “I spent 20 years building my business To contact Kent Crook at “While many companies are saving money by reducing inventory, carrying based on customer service, one happy local business organizations, including Wiremasters, call 305-385-9379 or send little on their trucks, I just can’t do busi- customer at a time, and depended on West Kendall Business Association, email to <email@example.com>.
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Dodge Caliber has ‘techno’ design, functionality Ron Beasley AUTOMOTIVE EDITOR
LET’S TALK CARS The Dodge Caliber is an odd looking vehicle with its “techno” design, yet it has the functionality of three different vehicles — a station wagon, a hatchback and a minivan. The Caliber made its debut as a 2007 model, replacing the Neon, and little has changed for 2009, though the high-performance SRT4 model was added to the lineup last year. Four models are available, all with four-cylinder engines — SE, SXT, R/T and SRT4 — and either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.. The SE and SXT come with a 148-hp 1.8-liter engine (a 158hp 2.0-liter engine is an option for the SXT). The R/T gets a 172-hp 2.4-liter engine and the SRT4 comes with a 2.4liter, 285-hp turbocharged powerplant. As for transmissions, the 1.8 liter engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox; the 2.0 comes with a continuous-
ly variable automatic transmission (CVT); the 2.4 is available with the five-speed manual in the front-drive R/T, and the CVT in the all-wheel drive R/T; the SRT4 comes only with a six-speed manual gearbox. Caliber is a five-passenger, five-door vehicle and it does have some practicality in its design and function. The familiar Dodge crosshair grille and large flanking headlights dominate the front. The lower bumper separates the grille and headlights from a lower air intake and fog lamps. The side features a wedged beltline and bulging fenders, tires that fill up the wheelwells and longitudinal moldings with a chrome accent along the lower doors. The roofline arches from the base of the hood and flows over the side doors into the upright lower liftgate. The rear is accented by a short overhang and a steeply raked back window beneath a lipped spoiler. Oversize taillights jut from the fenders. On the inside, there is plenty of headroom in the front passenger compartment and the front seats are comfortable. There is plenty of cargo space and the folding rear seats (with an optional recline adjustment and fold-flat front pas-
Dodge Caliber is a five-passenger, five-door vehicle with the trademark crosshair grille, bulging fenders and an arching roofline.
senger seat) allow for even more hauling space and room for long items such as skis, surfboards or ladders. There’s even a cooler for the glove box to keep water bottles and canned drinks cold. New for 2009 are Uconnect Tunes and Uconnect GPS. Uconnect Tunes includes a 30-gigabyte hard drive for storing as many as 6,700 digital songs or photographs, and movies can be played on the dashboard navigation screen when the vehicle is in Park. Uconnect GPS combines the features of Uconnect Phone and Uconnect Tunes with navigation and real-time traffic. The system includes an
integrated voice recognition system and touch screen for easy operation. There’s also a drop-down stereo speaker in the liftgate that’s ideal for tailgate parties. Base pricing on the 2009 Dodge Caliber ranges from $14,000 for the SE model to $22,435 for the high-performance SRT4, though you might find those figures much lower in today’s environment.
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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