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Matter of legal fees in lawsuit brings an unexpected response BY GARY ALAN RUSE clash of wills erupted at the city commission meeting held last week on Tuesday August 4th when an issue regarding legal fees and who would pay them was brought before the commissioners. In the matter of the lawsuit filed by City Manager W. Ajibola Balogun against Commissioner Valerie Newman, a request was made asking the City of South Miami and by extension its taxpaying residents to cover the legal expenses of Commissioner Newman, with no limit set as to how much of her lawyer’s fees the city would pay. The lack of a maximum limit brought a concerned response from City Mayor Horace Feliu. “I stated that it would be irresponsible to authorize a ‘blank check’ payment like that, since there would be no incentive for her attorney to wrap things up in a reasonable way,” Mayor Feliu told The South Miami News last week. “So I voted against it.” When it came to a vote, Commissioner Newman had to recuse herself from the

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De li L an e h os t s ‘ W in e N C h ees e ’ o n A u g. 2 0 ne of South Miami’s favorite eateries is hosting its “Wine N’ Dine” event again this month, and it’s a great chance to sample some excellent wines and great food for a reasonable price. What: Deli Lane Wine N’ Dine featuring Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley When: Thursday, Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

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Myra & Company 7311 SW 59th Ct., 305-661-2381 First National Bank of South Miami 5750 Sunset Drive, 305-662-5414 Dan Marino’s in the Shops at Sunset Place 5701 Sunset Drive, 305-665-1315 John the Tailor 5609 SW 74 St., 305-667-8768 Irish Times 5850 Sunset Drive, 305-667-4116 Splitsville 5701 Sunset Drive, 2nd floor, 305-665-5263 Physiocore Fitness & Rehab 7800 SW 57th Ave., 305-668-9108 And of course, there are some dozens of other restaurants that are on Sunset Drive and SW 73 St. like: Marhaba, Blu, RA Sushi, Carrabba’s, Town Kitchen and Bar, Casa Larios and Khoury’s.

Stopped in over at Splitsville with my wife, Susan, and friends Michael and Claire Raley. We didn’t want to bowl, but we did want to have dinner and a couple of drinks. We sat in a wonderful place off to the right of the main door. Just far enough away from the music so you could hear yourself think, yet the music was still there and from our vantage point we could still watch people bowl. Our food server was bright, attentive and got the orders right without writing it down. Overall a great time, good food and a wonderful positive atmosphere. This one was really fun! Some folks made some comments at the end of my on-line column and it warrants sharing them with whoever wants a good chuckle. The initial comments came from an unsigned writer and I’d love you to take a few minutes and amuse yourself by reading it. So, folks, here are the first couple of paragraphs; but if you know my sense of humor you’ll appreciate my sharing this with you. Just go ahead and come back with an empty bladder. July 21, “Does anyone know what Michael Miller’s exact LD is? I’m so tired

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of this brainless and weak dribble that he writes week after week after week?” “LD. Learning Disability. The term Learning Disability ‘describes a neurological disorder in which a brain works or is structured differently...’ A learning disability can not be cured or fixed….” The anonymous writer continued on for a few more paragraphs that was just so much information that I knew that I was reading something written by a great communicator that was so far superior to anything that us mere mortals could even comprehend. The fun continued when someone responded with “It’s called Freedom of the Press…they think they now own the city because they have 3 monkeys on the commission...” But wait, there’s more: “Keep writing that column, Mr. Miller, at least your ‘brainless’ articles are truthful and on point.” And there’s more drivel: “Community News is a crucial resource in keeping the light shining light on this town…” Then there were lots of other comments about the Mayor, the nut jobs, and Jacko Wacko’s and some other things that were totally brainless and useless, but awfully entertaining gibberish that helps me chuckle a bit.

So, if you want some relief and want to pontificate a little bit, log on to <communitynewspapers.com>, look for my mug and hunt and peck away. You just might feel a bit better about your place in the universe. And speaking of a place in the universe. City commissioners voted the other night and decided NOT TO to pay for Commissioner Newman legal bills in the lawsuit that the city manger filed against her. This will probably even the playing field, as the city manager is paying HIS OWN bills too. Anyone want to guess how much those legal bills just might be when all the tussle and hassle gets done? If I remember correctly, the Miami Herald reported that her attorney wanted $250 per hour. Golly, that’s whole bunch of money. Maybe some of her friends will hold a legal defense fund party to help her out. PS. Betcha Rene Guim and Velma Palmer both of whom just spent a bunch of bucks on legal fees, have some tips on how to keep her legal bills low. If this is accurate, the City of Pleasant Living has reached a new low. So, here's the story: At last week’s commission meeting, our esteemed leaders ––––––––––––––––– See

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A summer social at The Blue draws lots of VIPs Gloria Burns GLORIA’S GAB Jr. Orange Bowl Committee gathered for a Summer Social hosted and sponsored by The Blue, the new upscale hotel on the Blue Monster Golf Course in Doral. The party, held July 28, served to introduce JOBC members to the Doral City Commission and many business leaders as well as recruit new volunteers and sponsors from the Greater Miami area. Among the VIPs attending were Doral Mayor JC Bermudez with Vice Mayor Michael DiPietro; Doral Commissioners Pete Cabrera and Sandra Ruiz; Mayor Don Slesnick, of Coral Gables, and Mayor Billy Bain, of Miami Springs. Almost 100 people gathered to enjoy a night of networking with JOBC members. JOBC President Marti Bueso introduced the dignitaries and thanked The Blue’s General Manager Steven van Hemert, Executive Chef Josh Wahler and Food and Beverage Manager, George Rodriguez, for their generous support. Among the almost 100 community leaders attending the event were Chuck and Nancy Little, Jim Borgmann, John and Pam Admire, Joey Deyerle, Paula Franco, John Sorgie, Ann Goodrich, Rich Lopez, Gus Machado, Jr., Kathleen Kauffman, Nubielena Medina, Enid Miguez, Don and Ceci Slesnick, Dr. Randy Groh, David Bobbitt, Carol Bovee, Dallas Brown, John Burns, Robin Preston, and Mark Pidal, to mention a few.

By the way, Azul, the beautiful new spa at The Blue, is offering a mother/daughter package for $49 that includes pedicure and manicure for two with lunch. To take advantage of this terrific offer, call 305-597-8600. On July 18, The Children’s Bereavement Center (CBC) held a Harry Potter Movie Event at AMC Sunset Place as a dedicated fundraiser that featured giveaways, goodies, and appearances by costumed Harry Potter “characters” prior to the private screening. A partner event was also held in Aspen for CBC supporters who spend their summer away. Children from the Buddy Program in Aspen were invited as guests to that private screening. Proceeds from these events help CBC provide services. It is South Florida’s only nonprofit bereavement and resource center helping children and their families after loss. It provides free support groups for over 350 family members monthly. Established in 1999, the CBC is entering its 11th year of serving the children/families in our community. Information, resources and sponsorship opportunities can be found by visiting www.childbereavement.org or by calling 305-668-4902. The weekend of August 1, several South Floridians traveled to Boston to participate in the Pan Massachusetts Challenge, a 200 mile bike ride to benefit “The Jimmy Fund” at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. More than 5,000 people accepted the challenge to raise $4,200 each and complete this journey with the common goal of helping the millions of people affected by cancer each year. Now in its 30th year, the Pan Massachusetts Challenge has raised over $239 million dollars for cancer research and care. 100 percent of the

Pictured at Children’s Bereavement Center event at Sunset Place are Amanda Cassel (witch), Seth Cassel (Harry Potter), and Michael Cassel (Hagrid) along with varied children who attended the event.

Pictured resting on an ice couch after completing the Pan Massachusetts Challenge are Miami’s own Lee Kessler, Chris Coffey and Eric Mertens.

rider-raised donations go directly to cancer research and not a single dollar to administrative or organizational expenses. Among the locals participating were Lee Kessler, Chris Coffey and Eric Mertens. Until next week, keep making each

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The Shops of Sunset Place presents ‘Back to School Celebration, Aug. 15 Free event welcomes families to take part in kids activities, safety demonstrations, live entertainment and much more The Shops at Sunset Place, one of South Miami’s leading shopping destinations, will present its annual “Back to School Celebration,” a free-to-the-public event that will provide fun for the whole family on Sat., August 15 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. “The Shops at Sunset Place is dedicated to ensuring that South Miami residents make the necessary preparations for the new school year,” said Claudia Marquez, director of marketing and business development at The Shops at Sunset Place. “The ‘Back to School Celebration’ is a wonderful way for families to receive some great information and incredible retailer markdowns to get ready for the new school season. Families will be able to save on products ranging from clothing, footwear, athletic goods, back-to-school supplies and electronics.” Free fun for the whole family, the “Back to School Celebration” will feature kidfriendly activities including facepainting and bounce houses. The Miami-Dade Police Department will be on hand to provide fingerprint demonstrations and distribute DNA kits and safety literate for parents. There will be two police cars and the Miami-Dade Police Department bus on property for kids to see. Event attendees will enjoy a performance by Elastic Bond, a six-piece band that brings an urban edge with a tropical Miami twist to the local music scene. Families will also have the opportunity to take advantage of special in-store promotions and discounts offered at participating retailers throughout The Shops at Sunset Place. For details go to <www.simon.com> or call 305-663-0482.

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were voting on whether or not to pay the legal bills of Commissioner Newman. As the vote was going down, there was a small group of people in the hallway standing very close to where the pictures of all the elected officials adorn the walls. When the city did not approve the expenditure, someone spat upon the framed photo of the mayor, who by the way, was the deciding vote not to and pay her bills. An investigation is under way and I

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hear that there are witnesses to the event, a photo of the spat upon object and could it be true that there is also a sample of the spit which could be DNA tested. You can count on it that we’ll keep you posted. Thought of the Day: I am extraordinarily patient provided I get my own way in the end. — Margaret Thatcher Got any tips? Contact me at 305-6697355, ext. 249, or send e-mail to <Michael@communitynewspapers.com>.

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MIA Casino? County racing to generate revenues R. Kenneth Bluh KENNETH’S COMMENTARY “Ladies and gentlemen, the horses for the third race at Gulfstream, excuse me, I mean at MIA Park. (Miami International Airport Racing Park). While waiting for the start of the race (or your flight) try your hand at the slot machines or the blackjack tables.” “Get your name in for the once-a-day drawing to win a free roundtrip ticket for two on American Airlines. Travel time restricted to days the county commission is in session.” “Employees, please take a bus to work as your employee parking lot has been temporarily converted into a horse racetrack.” Come on county commissioners. You are making a mistake. If attendance is limited to 1,000 spectators at the track due to current zoning laws, why race horses? Try dogs, they take up less

space, and the event will cost taxpayers less. You can still install slot machines, which will generate income to help cover the cost of running the county. Hey, you might even generate enough money to cover the shortfall at the performing arts center. That’s after you cover the shortfall at the airport. Airport employees had better get up super early to catch a bus inasmuch as the county, due to budgetary restrictions, will be eliminating some bus routes and making fewer trips on the remaining runs. Now to the story behind the story: County administrators (don’t blame our county commission) came up with the idea of installing slot machines at Miami International Airport. With all the flight delays it might give the restless flyers something to do while they wait for their flight. Please note: Local citizens, those not flying but looking for a little action, wouldn’t be permitted go to the airport to play the slots. The county would restrict gambling to those travelers who already have checked in for their flights.

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––– VIEWPOINT ––– County administrators recognize that the airport at Las Vegas has slots, so why not Miami. In case you missed the point, the reason behind the slots at the airport is not to entertain the traveler — it is to generate dollars. The county needs every dollar it can lay its hands on due to the precipitous drop in real estate tax revenues. However, there is a problem. You can’t just have slots, or other games of chance, unless it is associated with another form of gambling, such as horse racing. Our legislators in Tallahassee passed enabling legislation in an effort to get racing back at Hialeah. Hialeah could never make it back only as a horse track so gambling on slots and table games would be needed. This same legislation could apply to Miami International Airport. The only problem is that MIA, like most other airports in the world, was not designed for horse racing. But, with

our fine county administration at work: a few adjustments, build a small 1,000 seat stadium, clear out a few parking spaces at the employee parking lot east of the airport and by magic, you have a racetrack. Now, our county administrators must make a deal with one of our local racetracks to manage the MIA racetrack. After all, our county administrators have their hands too full gambling with our tax dollars, budget shortfalls and constant problems with federal government intrusion into various county departments, to find time to run a racetrack.

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voting since the matter directly involved her. According to budget regulations regarding such spending, a 4/5ths vote was required to pass the resolution. With Newman not voting and Mayor Feliu voting “nay” there were only three out of five “aye” votes—not enough to pass— and the effort failed. The city manager is reportedly cover-

ing his own legal expenses in the lawsuit and is not asking for help from the city. Marring the decorum of the evening, a close supporter of Valerie Newman reportedly decided to express his disapproval of Mayor Feliu’s deciding vote by spitting on the mayor’s photo on the wall in City Hall. Mayor Feliu stated shortly before this issue’s deadline time that he was on his way to a meeting with the City Attorney and the Chief of Police to discuss what, if any, action would be taken against the offending party.

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Sweet Emotions Boutique opens in Temple Beth Am BY LEE STEPHENS Sweet Emotions Event Boutique recently opened in Temple Beth Am’s gift shop specializing in an assortment of unique and exquisite invitations for all of life’s events, event accessories, personalized gifts, baby announcements, baby gifts, baby bedding, room decor, a selection of Judaica and ketubot, housewarming gifts and personalized stationery. Owner Brooke Bloom Lam, a Palmetto Bay resident, says her store is unique in that each customer can customize and personalize the order to meet specific needs, while receiving the personal attention everyone desires. “Armed with a fresh eye in the industry, I pride myself on simplifying the design process and delivering invitations, gifts and accessories exactly as my clients have envisioned,” Lam said. “We call it gLAMorous Details by Design.” Times may be tough, but Sweet Emotions knows life does go on. “Babies are born, birthdays are celebrated, bar/bat mitzvahs, quinces, and sweet sixteens are planned, and weddings bring fairytales to life,” Lam said. “What better way to go on than to rejoice in your lifecycle events? We are here to simplify the

process in making and personalized orders, these events special.” making each gift giving Sweet Emotions carexperience unique. The ries a variety of invitashop offers everything tion lines with over from personalized piggy 1,000 different invitabanks, rocking chairs, tions from which to picture frames, jewelry choose, while also boxes, baby bedding, offering unique and clothing and furniture custom designs to meet for babies and kids, to the needs of all of its monogrammed glasses, clients. In addition to candles, soaps, frames, intricate wedding and platters and ice buckets bar/bat mitvzah invitafor adults. tions, Sweet Emotions In terms of Judaica, also offers invitations they carry items ranging for baby and bridal from candlesticks and showers, and birthday kiddush cups, to tallitot, parties, as well as proketubot and seder Brooke Bloom Lam grams, menus, escort plates. –––––––––––––––––––––––––– cards, monograms, Lam formed Sweet favors, and guest welcome packages. Emotions one year ago and operated out Not hosting an event but looking for a of her house until moving into Temple great gift — even a treat for yourself? Beth Am’s gift shop. Sweet Emotions carries a wide assortment “We had such a great response over the of personalized social stationery, note past year that we could not pass up the cards or note pads to adorn your desk. opportunity to open a store and offer our They also have an extensive variety of gift services to everyone,” she said. “Although ideas for children of all ages and adults. we are open to the public and have many While some gifts can be bought off the customers who are holding their events shelf, Sweet Emotions specializes in custom and sending gifts all over the country, we

offer an added advantage and convenience to those families who are members of Beth Am, send their children to school there, or who are having their events at Beth Am. “We’re a one stop shop. Our online store features baby bedding and many other items that we do not yet carry at our retail store, so we encourage all customers to check out the site at <www.SweetEmotionsStore.com> to see all of our goodies.” Lam was born and raised in Pinecrest and prior to opening her Boutique, obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law. “Owning my own store and utilizing my creative talents has always been a dream of mine,” Lam said. “I am thrilled with the success so far.” Located in Pinecrest at 5650 N. Kendall Dr. in Temple Beth Am’s gift shop, Sweet Emotions Event Boutique offers attention to detail, top-notch personal service, customization options, and discounts on most items. Visit the shop’s event website at <www.SweetEmotionsEvents.com> and the link to the online store (www.SweetEmotionsStore.com), or call 305-278-0558.

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The Falls, South Florida Parenting to present ‘Back to School Splash’ BY MAYRA HERNANDEZ The Falls, one of the largest open-air shopping, dining and entertainment complexes in the United States, has teamed up with South Florida Parenting to welcome back the annual “Back to School Splash” event which will take place on Saturday, Aug. 8, and Sunday, Aug. 9, from noon to 5 p.m. at The Falls. “The Falls is dedicated to ensuring that Miami-Dade residents make the necessary preparations for the new school year,” said Dailen Rodriguez, director of mall marketing at The Falls. “Our shoppers will benefit from finding some real bargains and many stores are eager to offer incredible markdowns to get ready for the new school season. “Families will be able to save on products ranging from clothing, footwear, athletic goods, back-to-school supplies and electronics.” Free fun for the whole family, the “Back to School Splash” event will feature kid-friendly activities including paddleboats, inflatable rides, fishing games, dunk tank and a return appear-

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Workshop helps nonprofits seeking ‘stimulus’ funding BY VANESSA PUIG Miami Southridge Senior High School’s auditorium was filled — not with students, but with representatives from local nonprofits eager to learn more about how to access federal stimulus supported services and programs for their organizations and clients. One hundred seventeen nonprofit leaders attended Miami-Dade Commission chair Dennis C. Moss’ presentation on President Obama’s Recovery Act and the impact to nonprofit services and clients in Miami-Dade. Moss hosted the presentation in an effort to assist nonprofits who are struggling to find information. “As someone who works in the nonprofit industry, I know that it is harder than ever for social service organizations to find dollars to maintain their programming,” said Moss, who also is executive director of the Richmond Perrine Optimist Club. “With an economic recession and the county’s budget shortfall, many nonprofits are in a financial crisis. However, thanks to President Obama’s stimulus package, the county and other agencies

Daniel Wall, director of Miami-Dade’s Office of Grants Coordination, addresses nonprofit representatives at Miami Southridge Senior High School on July 23, during a workshop presented by MiamiDade Commission chair Dennis C. Moss on the Recovery Act’s impact on local nonprofit services.

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For the past year, Café Med has been the place for families to go for dinner. The family neighborhood restaurant, located at The Falls near Bloomingdales, has a cuisine that includes numerous delicious Italian and Mediterranean dishes as well as homemade pizzas, pastas and seafood. Formerly known as Bice Grand Café, it was taken over by Frank Bernstein and business partner Fred Wright. The restaurant had been part of a chain, but they bought it away from the chain and changed the name to Café Med. It has no affiliation with the Café Med that was in Coconut Grove. Bernstein also renovated the décor to make the restaurant more inviting. He added a rug to improve acoustics and created a floral centerpiece as a focal point. It also helps break up the long dining room so the restaurant feels more intimate. Café Med is making good use of Florida’s sunshine and beautiful weather. Bernstein has seating for fifty on the patio and has plans to add a covering to protect diners from the elements on rainy days.

“It’s going to be a nice patio,” Bernstein said. Café Med also has a private room that can seat 40 where they host many private parties. When Bernstein took over the restaurant, he and chef Walter Peralta developed a new menu. “When we came here a year ago, we wanted to be a family neighborhood restaurant where people could come two or three times a week and not spend a lot of money,” he said. It didn’t take long for Café Med to become popular for Happy Hour. “I have entertainment four nights a week,” he said. Café Med offers 12 different wines by the glass including champagne. Food service also is available at the bar. When the recession hit, Café Med changed its Happy Hour to all day every day. “My appetizers are half price and all my drinks are half price, even top shelf,” he said. The appetizers are real food, not fried egg rolls or tiny portions. In fact, some people order a couple of appetizers and a drink and leave feeling full. Bernstein also lowered other meal prices. “It’s about giving back to the communi-

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ty,” he said. “It’s working. Families come in have one or two appetizers and beer and pay less than fast food.” Café Med has Sunset Specials from 4 to 6:30 p.m. for $12.95. “I also have brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can choose from the brunch menu for $10.95,” he said. On Sundays, he has what he calls the Traditional Family Meal —spaghetti and meatballs plus a salad for $11.95. The table service also includes homemade bread and a trio of olive oil, roasted garlic or hummus or garlic butter. The restaurant has weekend brunch menus for $10.95. Because of the family friendly features and the reasonable prices, Bernstein has built up his business. They may come in the first time for Happy Hour and then return with their families. Bernstein is at the restaurant constantly so he can make sure that customers are satisfied. “I work very hard to make sure every guest is treated as a guest in my home,” he said. Café Med is located at 8888 SW 136 St. For information, call 305-232-8878.


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The Way to A Man’s Heart Is Through His Stomach and The Way to Residents’ Hearts Is Through Great Dining Experiences BY KERRY GREEN MIAMI—Innovative retirement communities are dispelling the old-fashioned stereotypes of seniors and dining. As in any fine restaurant where gourmet dishes and appearances by the chef— dressed in crisp white toques—are expected, chefs at senior living communities are now raising the bar to meet residents’ growing demands. “Dining continues to be a common concern for many older adults moving to a senior living community,” said Helen Shaham, President of The Palace Management Group, one of South Florida’s leading companies specializing in senior housing and care. “Whether its breakfast, lunch or dinner, the dining experience can often be the highlight of the day. It’s the time when residents gather to socialize and exchange stories with friends and neighbors. And, nothing goes with great conversation like a great dining.” At The Palace, the first step in creating memorable dining experiences for residents is the selection of chefs with extensive culinary backgrounds. Alon Hershkowitz, the executive chef for The Palace Renaissance and Royale Assisted Living Communities, offers a wealth of knowledge and talent, having worked at several of the most luxurious hotels and country clubs including The National Hotel in Miami Beach. Under his culinary guidance, Assisted and Catered Living residents enjoy fine dining which rivals some of the best gourmet restaurants. He marries their desire for comfort foods such as traditional meat loaf and brisket with his flair for creating French, Italian and Mediterranean specialties. As people age, they experience a natural decline in their senses of taste and smell. Chef Alon compensates by increasing the intensity of the dish’s flavor and aroma with fresh, roasted garlic and special sauces and purees. “Dining has to be both enjoyable and healthy,” said Chef Alon. “We understand the need for limited to almost NO sodium & sugar intake and use no-salt seasonings such as Mrs. Dash. We also offer a wide variety of sugar-free desserts.” Chef Alon along with our Gabriel Garrido, the Food Service Director at The Palace Suites, a luxury independent living community, believe there’s always a reason for a celebration and have cre-

ated themed dinners throughout the month to heighten residents dining experiences. “Palace residents are well traveled and have very high expectations,” said Garrido, who has been with the company for over 10 years. “Employees get their greatest satisfaction from seeing residents happy; therefore, we go above and beyond to exceed these expectations while shattering the stereotypes of dining at a senior living community.” The Renaissance and Royale residents enjoy specialty dinners twice per month. Past themes have included German, Asian and Mediterranean. Suites’ residents enjoy gourmet dinners on Thursday nights with menu items including filet mignon and shellfish. Also, the Suites’ Happy Hour is kicked up a notch regularly, featuring an international theme and small plates from the region along with complementary entertainment. Recently themed Happy Hours have included a Spanish Tapas event featuring over 20 different appetizers along with flamenco dancers and an Italian Antipasto Party with over 15 delicious offerings including proscuitto di parma with fresh tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella. Holidays and special occasions are yet another way The Palace communities make the dining experience special. The Palace Suites recently set a record when it hosted the largest Mother’s Day brunch buffet for over140 residents and their families in addition to hosting a myriad of unique brunches throughout the year including a Sunday Gospel Brunch, a Country Western Brunch, an Oktoberfest Brunch, Father’s Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Xmas Day & Hanukkah buffets, and more. Residents also have opportunities to voice their opinions about the dining experience at The Palace. In addition to talking with the Chef as he visits their table every dinner to solicit feedback, they can share their thoughts during the monthly Resident Council meeting or write their comments in the Palace biannual Resident Satisfaction Surveys. Our chefs and dining room mangers take other steps to further maximize resident dining satisfaction. White linen tablecloths adorn each table and are accented by fresh flowers. Residents also enjoy a glass of wine and freshly baked bread (baked in-house) with dinner, and the young wait staff is educated daily about the Menu, the Daily Specials

& their ingredients and how they should be served. “It’s not simply about food on a plate,” said Chef Alon. “It’s about service. The dining experience begins even before the server arrives at the table; personal service is paramount. Here, the dining staff knows residents by name and anticipate their preferences.” Chef Alon has launched an engaging, interactive cooking show too. Twice per month, he prepares dishes such as stir fry vegetables, soups and meatballs, taking residents through the food preparation process and cooking stages. Donned in aprons and hats, residents cook along, and eagerly look forward to the finished product. “The Palace chefs don’t simply make meals, they make the entire dining experience incredible,” said Shaham. “Our food services satisfaction surveys are extremely high and residents take great pride in inviting their friends and family for dinner.”

Helen Shaham and her husband Jacob have been operating Senior Living Communities for the past 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 & Rehabilitation 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 TelAviv, 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, Independent & Assisted Living. More information can be obtained by calling 305-271-2220 or by visiting The Palace website at www.ThePalace.org.

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Dade Demonstration Elementary alumni sought for reunion Alumni of Dade Demonstration Elementary who attended the school during the 1960s are invited to a class reunion on Monday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m., at Maria’s Greek Restaurant, 2359 Coral Way. Incidentally, the owner of the restaurant, Maria Sotiriou, is the mother of Angela Sotiriou, a Dade Demonstration alumna. To get the word out about this event, groups have been formed on <www.thefacebook.com> and <www.classmates.com> , according to Marcia Spevak Breiter, Class of 1966. “As of right now, about 20 people have confirmed they’ll come,” she said. Dade Demonstration Elementary taught first through sixth grade. Breiter said it was a regular school, but they used different teaching techniques like teaching spelling phonetically and concept learning, rather than memorization. In 1977, the school, located at 3501 SW 28 St., right behind Douglas Park, became the English Center, an adult-education facility. MIAMI-DADE TRANSIT’S ‘EASY CARD’ LAUNCHES Miami-Dade Transit’s “Easy Card” system had its “soft launch” on Sunday, Aug. 2, when installation of new Easy Card fare gates began at the Government Center

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‘GIRLS NIGHT OUT’ EVENT BENEFITING VOICES FOR CHILDREN FOUNDATION The Beat of Miami Inc. presents “Summer Blast: Girls Night Out,” an event benefiting Voices for Children Foundation, on Thursday, Aug. 13, from 5 to 10 p.m., at the Coral Gables Woman’s Club, 1001 E. Ponce de Leon Blvd. The event will feature up-and-coming South Florida’s women designers in the latest fashion, jewelry, accessories, shoes, handbags, beauty-care products, spa treatments and makeup industries. Entertainment includes a summer theme, music and a special appearance by the Mango’s Tropical Café male dancers. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served. Tickets for this event cost $5 in advance and $8 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Voices for Children Foundation.

CHIHUAHUAS TO RACE FOR COVETED TITLE The fifth annual PETCO Chihuahua Races will feature dozens of the fastest pint-sized four-legged racers at the Miami International Mall area PETCO, 1635 NW 107 Ave., on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 9 a.m. For five years, PETCO has called on hundreds of Chihuahuas to mix, mingle and race for a chance at the title of top dog. The regional winners — one pup from each market — will win an allexpense-paid trip to race head-to-head at the finals in New York City on Saturday, Aug. 29. In partnership with the PETCO Foundation, the races also highlight PETCO’s “Think Adoption First” philosophy to help find forever homes for abandoned Chihuahuas and other animals.

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FAMILY FUN DAY AT FROST ART MUSEUM The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University presents its first Family Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the museum, 10975 SW 17th St. This fun-filled afternoon includes mask making, portraiture, face paintings, creative games, music, and light snacks. Visitors also can tour the exhibits including “Genetic Portraits” by Nela Ochoa and “Because I Say So” from the Scholl Sculpture Collection. The event is free-of-charge. The museum is located across from the Blue Garage and adjacent to the Wertheim Performing Arts Center on FIU’s

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ENJOY FINE WINE, FOOD, ART AT DEERING ESTATE AT CUTLER The Deering Estate Foundation invites the community to its eighth annual “Wine on Harvest Moon” on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Deering Estate at Cutler. Here you can enjoy “La Dolce Vita,” the Sweet Life, an authentic Italian experience featuring Strolling Travotori, presented by the FIU School of Music; Vini d’Italia, wines of Central and Northern Italy presented by Crown Wine and Spirits, and Cucina delizioso, an authentic Italian cuisine prepared by a select group of Miami’s top chefs. General admission tickets cost $60 for Foundation members and $75 for nonmembers. VIP tickets are $120 for members and $150 for non-members. Proceeds benefit the Deering Estate Foundation. This is a limited engagement. Purchase tickets in advance by calling 305-2351668, ext. 263. For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary Pettit at 305235-1668, ext. 266, or send email to <pettitmary@bellsouth.net>. MCH FOUNDATION’S DIAMOND BALL, CONCERT ‘AN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIR’ Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation’s annual ball will take place on Friday, Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m., at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave. in Coral Gables. The event features creative international black-tie attire befitting the global spectrum of diversity that makes up Miami Children’s Hospital and the children it serves. The evening of international elegance will include a delectable sit-down dinner followed by live music provided by members of the Billy Joel Band led by Mark Rivera and Tommy Byrnes. Eight-year-old musical sensation Ethan Bortnick will join the band on the piano, with other artists to be announced at a future date. For sponsorship and table information, contact Merlyn Marenco at 786-624-2038 or by email at <mmarenco@mchf.org>.

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The Town of Cutler Bay is committed to its Going Green Initiatives, and is constantly striving to look for ways to do its part to be an environmentally responsible community. One way of doing so is by opting out of receiving Local Business Directories if you do not expect to use them. AT&T has informed the Town that it will begin delivery of this year's Real Yellow Pages® directories in October 2009. Cutler Bay residents wishing to “opt out” of receiving AT&T directories or change the number of AT&T directories they receive can do so by calling AT&T at the number below. Cutler Bay residents are encouraged to participate in this environmental effort by calling AT&T at 1(866)329-7118 and requesting to be removed from the Local Business Directory delivery distribution list. Residents must call by August 16, 2009 to meet the deadline for this year’s distribution. Please let the Town know if you have participated in this effort by contacting gogreen@cutlerbay-fl.gov to inform us.

Residential • Commercial • Industrial • Sales • Service • Installations

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE GOVERNMENT TAX CREDIT & OUR LOW PRICE GUARANTEE. WE WILL BEAT ANY ADVERTISED OR WRITTEN EST. BY 10%. MUST BE FROM A LICENSED CONTRACTOR. INQUIRE ABOUT OUR SENIOR CITIZENS & GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT TERMS & PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

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State License# CACO 56785 CFCO 57254

PINECREST, PALMETTO BAY, CUTLER BAY

S. MIAMI, CORAL GABLES, MIAMI BEACH

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