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Local foundation funds the South Miami Alliance for Youth

Miami International Book Fair — A total success BY ALEX DADE

BY LEE STEPHENS

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he South Miami Alliance for Youth (SMAFY) was awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000 from the Ethel & W. George Kennedy Family Foundation in support of its Youth Enhancement Skills (YES) program. The YES program targets low-income students ages 5 to 14 who are struggling academically by empowering them to meet the demands of school and society successfully. The Kennedy Foundation’s gift will assist in supporting a two-year program that develops strong reading comprehension skills for fifth-grade students enrolled in the South Miami K-8 Center School. Students who are in Intervention Groups as determined by the results of the Florida Assessment in Reading will be considered for tutoring. Teachers from the school will be tutoring between 30 and 40 students each year. “We are so pleased that the Kennedy Foundation has recognized the value of the Alliance’s long-established programs to help the youth in our community,” said Daisy Harrell, President of the SMAFY board. The South Miami Alliance for Youth is a non-profit organization established to empower the youth of South Miami to develop to their fullest potential. SMAFY has been providing assistance to community youth for 15 years via educational programming, scholarships, back-toschool giveaways and funding for South Miami youth sports programs. The Alliance welcomes new board members and volunteers. Those interested in empowering local youth should contact Daisy Harrell at 305-546-8499.

Interval International Food Drive benefits South Miami residents

Judges for the contest pictured (l-r) are South Miami Commissioner Brian D. Beasley; city manager Hector Mirabile, and Dayami Rodriguez, sales representative for Waste Services of Florida Inc., pictured with the Interval International Human Resources team who created the winning “Ratatouille Thanksgiving” entry. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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nterval International recently hosted its 14th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive and Decorating Contest benefiting residents of the City of South Miami. More than 50 boxes filled with complete holiday meals were donated by employees of the Miami-based global provider of vacation services and distributed immediately following the contest. Interval’s Human Resources Department won first place for its rendition of this year’s

theme — The Cartoon Turkey— with its “Ratatouille Thanksgiving” entry. In line with the company’s commitment to a greener workplace, participating teams were asked to use recyclable products to decorate the entries. Part of the judging criteria was based on how creatively teams incorporated those materials to support this year’s theme. Guest judges included South Miami Commsssioner Brian D. Beasley; city manager Hector Mirabile, and Dayami Rodriguez, sales representative for Waste Services of Florida Inc.

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hether you were young or old, a merciless critic or a PR guru, an aspiring writer or simply an avid reader, the Miami International Book Fair left little room for disappointment. From around the world, over 300 authors and 250 publishers and booksellers sought warmth and mutual admiration for literature in beautiful downtown Miami. This year’s event, presented by Miami Dade College and Florida Center for the Literary Arts, provided thousands of literary aficionados with a variety of author signings, book readings and discussions, workshops and more. With 8 days of literature exploration, you were certain to find something of interest. Notable attendees at this year’s fair included former Vice President Al Gore, Canadian poet Margaret Atwood, activist, former presidential candidate and author Ralph Nader, and American novelist Barbara Kingsolver. Without question, however, many fairgoers reserved time in their schedule to hear a man not generally known for his literary prowess speak about his recent and highly anticipated autobiography, “Decision Points.” George W. Bush kicked off the festivities this year by offering insight into the defining moments of his life and the decisions that ultimately shaped his life, character, and political career. Over 3,000 people attended the discussion that afternoon. This year, the Miami International Book Fair gave special recognition to the country of Mexico and the wealth of notable works of art and prominent figures from its literary history. Most notably, Carlos Fuentes, a public intellectual and writer, appeared at the fair ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– See

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Arthritis Walk nears $75,000; Team Paradise helps impaired Gloria Burns GLORIA’S GAB The “Let’s Move Together” Second Annual Arthritis Foundation Walk held November 13 at Crandon Park and now in its second year raised almost $73,000. Cochairs for the event, Mireya Kilmon and Kathy Lubbers, were pleased to double last year’s proceeds but hope additional late donations will help them reach their $75,000 goal. To donate visit www.miamiwalk.kintera.org. Proceeds from the Walk stay in South Florida, funding two arthritis clinics, a yearly children’s camp and research. Mireya Kilmon, a board member of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club, recruited CGWC Past President Charo Bolanos as a Team Captain for the Club that also signed up as a sponsor. Among the hundreds participating in the walk: Debi Wilborn, Linda Hartwell, Claire Frances

Whitehurst, Ana Lam, Pam Schaeffer, and Andy Young, to mention a few. This active group of women from South Miami (and most every other municipality in South Florida) had a very busy November supporting numerous events and collecting food for needy families whose children are clients of the Club’s May Van Sickle Children’s Dental Clinic. Owned and operated by the Club, the clinic provides more than $150,000 in free dental care annually to needy children and is one of many outreach efforts in which the Club is involved. For information on joining this dynamic group of women, visit www.coralgableswomansclub.org. Team Paradise Sailing Academy brings together legendary sailors from around the globe to race on Biscayne Bay as part of the Calle Ocho Regatta Series, the most recent event taking place November 20 at ShakeA-Leg in Coconut Grove. World-class athletes race on mixed-teams uniquely paired with physically-disabled sailors. Team Paradise partnering with Shake-A-Leg Miami helps those with physical and developmental challenges to empower themselves by through sailing with US Olympic Gold Medalist sailor Magnus Liljedahl

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leading the charge. Among other renowned sailing vets who participate are Cuban athlete and current Snipe Western Hemisphere Champion, Ernesto Rodriguez, and his coach from the 1996 Cuban Olympic Sailing Team, Gabriel Alvarez; past Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, Augie Diaz; and Roberto Lizano. Others include members of both the US Disabled Sailing Team and the US Sailing Team; US Blind National Champions, Janice Baa rtleson and J P C reignou; US Disabled Veterans of War; as well as volunteer sailing instructors from Shake-A-Leg Miami and the Team Paradise Sailing Academy. The event not only served to promote disabled sailing but the Team Paradise Sailing Academy that features a sailing school, boat rentals, and classes for all lev-

els of sailing from beginners to advanced. In addition, all proceeds from the Academy are dedicated to helping fulfill the organization’s mission to provide Paralympics equipment and coaching support to disabled and blind athletes from around the globe. For additional information on Team Paradise go online to http://www.teamparadise.org- and for Shake-A-Leg, visit http://www.shakealegmiami.org . Both organizations are Florida nonprofit corporations with 501(c) (3) IRS designation Until next time, keep making each day count.

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Letter to the Editor Dear M r. Miller; In response to the story South Miami K-8 recognized for drug prevention at commission meeting (November 16-22), my strongest congratulations to South Miami K-8 in being recognized as a Red Ribbon Certified School — joining three other schools in MiamiDade County. Peggy Sapp, CEO of Informed Families (one of the organizations involved in the Red Ribbon certification) states, “The Red Ribbon Certified Schools program… is prevention at its best.” Parents and educators need to continue to dedicate time and resources to discussing the many factors known to be associated with teen substance abuse. Most factors including poor academic performance, rebelliousness, delinquency, as well as low self-esteem and depression precede rather than follow the initiation of substance abuse. I agree strongly that education and prevention go hand in hand. As a professional specializing in adolescent substance abuse issues, I encourage all parents to spend time with their children — talking, sharing, parenting and bonding as a family. Know the new drug trends and slangs. Beware prescription drugs. Education is the most effective strategy in prevention. Sincerely, Marino E. Carbonell, Ed.D. , LMHC, CAP, FAPA, NCC Licensed Psychotherapist/Adolescent Addiction Specialist

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this year to discuss highlights of his life and the influence it had on his career. In 1985, Fuentes’ book “Gringo Viejo” was the first Mexican novel to become a bestseller in the United States. Some literature enthusiasts prefer the early morning read; others enjoy the P.M. peruse. Either way, with events running all day long, the attendees enjoyed their newfound author or rekindled classic work over complimentary cups of coffee or a glass of wine at the Twilight Wine Tasting event. Since its inception in 1984, The Miami

International Book Fair has been at the forefront of the literature world. Always aware of influential scenes and progressive ideas, the book fair has transformed over the years to include showcases for comics and graphic novels and other artistic mediums such as painting, photography, and cinema. This year’s Miami International Book Fair served as a platform and voice for the promotion and appreciation of international literature and the arts – and all participants are undoubtedly looking forward to next year’s events.

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Feed hungry Americans or rebuild Iraq, Afghanistan? R. Kenneth Bluh KENNETH’S COMMENTARY The headline read “50 million Americans need more food.” Two days later another headline read “New plan: Troops staying until ’14,” referring to a new extended war plan for Afghanistan. A third headline could read “Americans go hungry so we can stay in Iraq and Afghanistan.” I am not a bleeding heart liberal, nor am I blind to the need to protect America from international terrorism, but it seems that we do not apply common sense to our priorities and allocation of our tax dollars. If there was a glimmer of hope that our efforts in Afghanistan had any chance of succeeding, then I might see some logic in continuing our efforts. But from what I read, see and hear, we are going from one disaster to another. We secure a town, move on and then the Taliban takes it back. When I read that Hamid Karzai, president of Afghanistan, is saying that if Americans don’t complete their mission and leave

“his” country, he might go over to the Taliban, the very group we are spending our nation’s youth and our tax dollars to defeat. Then there is the subject of government contracts with American and European construction companies in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is evident that neither a Republican nor Democratic president can bring the waste and corruption under control. We learn daily that billions of dollars, in cash, are given away without accountability; billions are spent on the reconstruction of roads, government building and schools only to see them either destroyed or taken over by the enemy. The spending of our of tax dollars evidently is out of control. Meanwhile, young American men and women are losing their lives on foreign soil or returning disabled to the United States, to a nation that doesn’t even find the war interesting enough to warrant front page coverage anymore. The newspapers feel that we prefer to see a picture of a football or basketball player on the front page of our local daily, rather than read about Iraq or Afghanistan. Meanwhile, back at home, Americans by the millions are reported going to bed hungry. It must be devastating for a parent to see his or her children go to sleep crying

because their stomachs are empty. Where is the compassion in Washington? Do they really think that hungry Americans are an acceptable trade off for spending our nation into bankruptcy fighting a war that seems to have no end, or a chance of success? Americans currently are spending $10.7 billion (Congressional Research Service report for Congress 09/02/2010) a month fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and spending unreported billions more attempting to rebuild their countries, while our nation’s infrastructure is falling apart. If it weren’t for the digging, research and reporting of a free American press, no one would have any idea what is happening to our tax dollars in Washington. What should we do? Admit that we can’t win a guerilla war in the deserts and mountains of Afghanistan? Do what every nation has ever done with Afghanistan, from earlier invaders to the Russians, pull out of the area and give the country back to the tribes that rule their little fiefdoms. There is some hope that a transition to a stable central elected leadership in Iraq might be successful. Iraq did function under a central government whereas Afghanistan always has been ruled by

VIEWPOINT regional tribes. I don’t think the formula for success in Iraq will work in Afghanistan. We must put the two countries behind us. Then we can concentrate on rebuilding our nation and taking care of 311 million Americans. Let’s sort out our immigration problem; resolve funding issues of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security; work on reducing our national debt, and start rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure. We need our Republican and Democratic representatives in Washington to start worrying about their constituents and stop spending their time building personal and political party empires. We appreciate your opinions on this column whether in agreement or disagreement. Please send your comments to (fax number) 305-662-6980 or email to <letters@communitynewspapers.com>. The opinions expressed in this column are not necessarily those of this newspaper, its editors or publisher.


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Bell sworn in as District Eight’s Miami-Dade County Commissioner

New Miami-Dade Commissioner Lynda Bell is sworn in by Homestead Councilmember Wendy Lobos as members of Bell’s family look on. (Photo Credit: Ryan Holloway)

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Lynda Bell, former mayor of the City of Homestead, was sworn in as Miami-Dade County’s Commissioner representing District 8 on Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the commission chambers of the Stephen P. Clark Government Center. Commissioner Bell was surrounded by her family as she took the oath of office administered by City of Homestead Councilmember Wendy Lobos. As District 8’s newly elected commissioner, Bell will represent the municipalities of Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay and Homestead, as well as unincorporated areas of south Miami-Dade County. In her remarks, Commissioner Bell stated she would make job creation and solving Jackson Memorial Hospital’s financial crisis some of her top priorities. Commissioner Bell promised to work diligently to seek common sense solutions to the challenging times facing MiamiDade County. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Board of County Commissioners to identify and invent creative ideas for smart business development; these incentives will create jobs and decrease the unemployment rate in the county,” Commissioner Bell said. Additionally, Bell said she is committed

As District 8’s newly elected commissioner, Bell will represent the municipalities of Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay and Homestead, as well as unincorporated areas of south Miami-Dade County. to ensuring county government is efficient, fiscally responsible and that taxpayer dollars are maximized to provide resources and services for the citizens of Miami-Dade County. “We have a responsibility to county residents to ensure that every tax dollar is spent wisely, not wastefully,” Bell said. “I will not forget why I was elected and who I serve, and I look forward to being held accountable by the taxpayers. Transparency is a priority in my office and I am excited about the opportunity to restore my constituents’ trust in their elected officials.”


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Legislative Delegation takes oath in ceremony at FIU College of Law

Members of the Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation were sworn in during a ceremony on Monday, Nov. 22, at the FIU College of Law. Pictured are (l-r, front row) State Rep. Cynthia Stafford, State Rep. Esteban Bovo, State Rep. Jeanette Nu単ez, State Rep. Oscar Braynon II, State Rep. Daphne Campbell, State Sen. Anitere Flores; (back row) State Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, State Rep. Eddy Gonzalez, State Rep. Erik Fresen, State Rep. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, State Rep. Michael Bileca, State Rep. Carlos Trujillo, State Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, State Sen. Rene Garcia and State Rep. Frank Artiles.


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St. John Neumann students score high marks on tests

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BY YELANY RODRIGUEZ

The scholastic quality of students at St. John Neumann Catholic Preparatory School in Kendall was reflected by 24 of 70 seventh and eighth graders who qualified for two major U.S. university talent search programs. Both Duke University and Johns Hopkins University accepted the students under a National Youth Talent Identification programs after all 24 candidates scored in the 95th percentile or better in national standardized tests. The identification program provides a measure of student ability advancement which traditional testing often fails due to the variation among many gifted students reaching the upper limits of scoring on grade-level exams. By taking advanced above-level testing

(at least two years above a student’s current grade placement) gifted students and their families gain a better understanding of where the student stands in relation to his or her gifted peers and appropriate levels of educational challenge. “We are very proud of the students who by qualifying represent the best that St. John Neumann School can offer,” said Maria Elena Vilas, St. John Neumann principal. “Participation in these prestigious programs allow our academically talented students to fully realize their potential.” St. John Neumann Preparatory School presently offers PK-3 through Grade 8 study, including a highly sophisticated computer lab and library offering a collection of more than 1,000 books, videos, computer programs, and other audiovisual teaching materials.


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Junior Orange Bowl crowns Royal Court for 2010-11 BY JOHN MAXSWEEN

The three young ladies chosen to reign over the 2010-11 Junior Orange Bowl Festival are Queen Leia Schwartz, 14, and Princesses Valerie Katz and Sloane Rice, also 14. Together, they make up the Junior Orange Bowl Royal Court. The queen and princesses of the 2010-11 Junior Orange Bowl Festival are expected to reign over all the events, especially the 62nd Junior Orange Bowl Parade on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011. During the festival, the Royal Court will participate in various award ceremonies and serve as goodwill ambassadors to all the youths participating in the festival’s events. The Royal Court’s duties culminate during the annual Junior Orange Bowl Parade, where the queen and princesses will ride on a float through the streets of Downtown Coral Gables. The Royal Court finals took place at the Miami Elks Lodge No. 948, and this year there were a record-breaking 26 finalists. All Royal Court finalists were chosen from one of the three preliminary selections in order to qualify for the final. The finalists were judged on a variety of different aspects such as personality, academics, community service, and poise. “This 60-year-old tradition is much more than a beauty pageant,” said Enid Miguez, chair of the JOB Royal Court. Queen Leia, who attends Coral Reef Senior High School, has been an NBC6 News “High School Athlete of the Week” as well as a Jeopardy! Kids Search National Finalist. In addition to her academic and athletic accomplishments, she is a very talented singer and songwriter, helping to raise over $100,000 as a featured performer for a number of different charity events. Leia has been a poster child for the American Lung Association for nine years and teaches golf to kids who suffer from

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Down Syndrome. She also is in the process of growing her hair out for the fourth time to donate it to Locks of Love, a non-profit charity that makes wigs for youths who have lost their hair due to medical conditions. “I am looking forward to representing the Junior Orange Bowl Committee in all their events and doing everything I can to help the kids,” Leia said after being crowned queen. She also was the winner of the “Give-AHand” Award, which was given to the finalist who wrote the most outstanding essay on community service commitment. “As you can see from her involvement in the community, Leia Schwartz is the perfect candidate for this award. I am extreme-

ly proud of her and truly amazed with her level of commitment to the community,” Miguez said. Princess Valerie Katz, a student at MAST Academy, is an accomplished artist and debater along with being a member of the MAST Academy swimming and water polo teams. She received the only Gold Key in her age group at the 2010 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her excellence in visual arts. “I am so grateful to be crowned princess and I look forward to the lifelong relationships I will make,” Valerie said. Princess Sloane Rice, a ninth grader at Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, is on the varsity swim team and a devoted member of the Key Club. She also is part of

her church’s youth group, which takes monthly volunteer trips to the Homeless Assistance Center. “I was so happy when I heard my name called and I can’t wait to interact and help youths with disabilities,” Sloane said. The Junior Orange Bowl Royal Court also named Briana Paiewonsky, a student at Killian High School, this year’s Miss Congeniality. Her fellow Royal Court finalists nominated Briana for her vibrant attitude and outgoing personality backstage throughout the Royal Court Search final. Many of the young ladies who participate in the Royal Court Final end up discovering their passions in life and go on to pursue them, becoming prominent figures in society. The JOBC hopes to encourage the young ladies to be future leaders in the community and open the doors to a brighter future. Past winners have become successful businesswomen as well as influential community leaders. Sponsors for the Royal Court Search include: Alberto Romeu Photography, Aon Private Risk Management, Coral Gables Firefighters’ Benevolent Association, Cookies by Design, GBS Beauty Supply, Miami’s Community Newspapers, Miami Elks Lodge No. 948, Slesnick & Associates, Snow’s Jewelers, The Giving Tree, and YW Associates. The Junior Orange Bowl Festival is possible with the support of the City of Coral Gables, Miami Children’s Hospital, Orange Bowl Committee, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Cultural Affairs Council, Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, Miami-Dade County Mayor,and Board of County Commissioners. For more information, call the Junior Orange Bowl Committee at 305-662-1210 or visit the website at <www.jrorangebowl.org>.


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Jackson South unveils new emergency room BY NANCY EAGLETON

Jackson South Community Hospital unveiled its new emergency room (ER) during a grand opening celebration on Thursday evening, Nov. 18. After the ribbon cutting ceremony, members of the Jackson Health team, civic leaders, elected officials and community members toured Miami-Dade County’s newest state-of-the-art ER. The new ER opened to the public on Nov. 22 and is now better equipped to meet the expanding healthcare needs of residents in south Miami-Dade County, noted hospital administrators. Construction on the ER, which is being done in two phases, began in May 2009 and is part of a larger expansion project that will add 167,000 square feet to the existing hospital, doubling its size. The $102 million project is being funded by Miami-Dade County General Obligation Bonds passed by voters in 2005. The ERs first phase features 22 new private beds, nurse station, specialized medication room and dictation room for physicians. During Phase Two of the ER construction process, the existing ER and surrounding area will be renovated to include a minor care/fast track area, new waiting room and triage area. This phase is expected to open in February 2011. The harmonious aspects of the Everglades are featured in the new facility at Jackson South as part of the Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places program, made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and County Commission. Rosy Cancela, former member of the board of trustees of the Public Health Trust, explained that the Everglades theme was conceived and brought to life by Cuban-born artist Leonel Matheu. The first floor symbolizes the floor bed of the Everglades, or “River of Grass.” The second floor of the new tower that will open in February will incorporate a

Dr. Eneida Roldan, president and CEO of Jackson Health System, cuts the ribbon and welcomes the community to Jackson South Community Hospital’s new emergency room. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

water theme and the third floor will feature yellows and orange hues symbolizing the flowers that grow in the Everglades. “Thank you for your wonderful work to beautify this project,” Cancela said to Matheu at the event. “It was important to us to make this facility attractive for the patients who come here and for those who come here day in and day out, the Jackson South staff.” Dr. Eneida Roldan, president and CEO of Jackson Health System, praised the Jackson South team for maintaining an

excellent level of care during the process, as reflected in the hospital’s excellent patient satisfaction scores. Ric Cuming, EdD, vice president and chief administrative officer of Jackson South, and John H. Copeland III, chair of the Public Health Trust Board of Trustees, also addressed attendees. The event was attended by newly elected Miami-Dade County Commissioner for District 8, Linda Bell, and City of West Miami Mayor Eduardo Mihiña, who

offered the hospital his best wishes during a proclamation. “Jackson South’s new emergency room shows our commitment to the people of south Miami-Dade,” Dr. Roldan concluded. “The new ER is a beautiful facility, where we will continue to provide the high quality medical care Jackson is known for.” Jackson South Community Hospital is located at 9333 SW 152 St. For more information, visit online at <www.jhsmiami.org.>


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Commissioner Martinez elected to chair 2011-12 commission BY LORENA GUERRA-MACIAS

and Community Development. During the tenure of the previous chair, Commissoner Joe A. Martinez was elect- Bruno A. Barreiro, Martinez was appointed ed by his colleagues on Nov. 16 to serve for to chair the Budget and Finance Committee two years as chair of the Miami-Dade and sat on the Governmental Operations County Commission. The term begins on and Environment, and the Airport and Jan. 1, 2011. Tourism Committees. As chair, Martinez will preside over the In November 2002, when meetings of the county commission, Commissioner Barbara Carey-Schuler Miami-Dadeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legislative branch. was elected as commission chair, she Commissioner Audrey M. appointed Martinez as the Edmonson will be the vice chair of the Public Safety chair. Committee and as a memIn 2004, Commissioner ber of the Transportation Martinez was the first Committee and Recreation Hispanic in the 60 years of and Cultural Affairs Miami-Dade County govCommittee. ernment to serve as a Beginning June 2001 through September 2002, county commission chair Miami-Dade County Mayor and he also is the first Alex Penelas appointed commissioner to have Martinez as the chair of the been elected twice by his Health and Public Safety peers as the chair. Committee and he also Commissioner Martinez served as a member of the was first elected to repreCommissioner Joe A. Martinez sent the residents of â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Recreation and Cultural District 11 in October 2000 and was re- Affairs Committee and the Unincorporated elected by a wide margin for his third term Municipal Services Area Committee. Commissioner Martinez began his pubin August 2008. His commission district is mostly comprised of West Dadeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unincor- lic service career in 1984 as an officer with porated areas, which includes portions of the Miami-Dade Police Department. He worked his way up through the ranks, servKendall. Under the current leadership of chair ing as a detective with the General Dennis C. Moss, Martinez was appoint- Investigations Unit from 1988 to 1992, and ed as vice chair of the Budget, Planning subsequently was promoted to Sergeant, and Sustainability Committee. This Master Sergeant and Lieutenant. A native of Miami, Commissioner committee oversees the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial affairs, planning functions, and sus- Martinez holds a Bachelor of Science in Studies in Public tainability efforts, including smart Professional growth and the proper utilization of nat- Administration from Barry University in ural resources. He also serves as a mem- Miami Shores. He is married to Ana ber of other committees, including Martinez and has five children and one Government Operations, and Housing granddaughter.

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Groups turn Deering Estate into ‘holiday wonderland’ Throughout December, visitors can tour the elegant and historic houses of the Deering Estate at Cutler, located at 16701 SW 72 Ave., as they come alive with holiday accents and decorations created by the District XII Garden Clubs, Palmetto Bay Garden Club, Coconut Grove Garden Club, J.R.E Opportunity School, Florida Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, and Ceramic League of Miami. The holiday decorations will be on display daily, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The ticket office closes at 4 p.m. Guests can explore the beautifully landscaped main grounds and historic buildings at their leisure or they can enjoy one of the estate’s guided house tours conducted daily at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, visit the Deering Estate website at <www.deeringestate.org> or call 305-235-1668, ext 233.

MARCH OF DIMES SCHEDULES ANNUAL LUNCHEON ON DEC. 3 Some of Miami’s high-profile civic leaders will be honored for their community involvement and commitment to enhancing the quality of life in South Florida during the ninth annual March of Dimes “Building Our Community” awards luncheon on Dec. 3. The luncheon will begin at 11 a.m. at Jungle

Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail. Tickets for the luncheon are $125 per person and $1,500 per table. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Angelica Fernandez at 305-4771192.

HISTORIC REDLAND HOTEL TOPIC OF LUNCHTIME LECTURE SERIES Come learn about Homestead’s first privately owned building during a lecture on Dec. 6 hosted by Meda and Bob Jensen of the Florida Pioneer Museum. The event will take place beginning at noon at the historic Redland Hotel, 5 S. Flagler Ave. in Homestead. It is open free to the public as a part of the Bea Peskoe Lunchtime Lecture Series. The talk will include the most memorable and interesting people associated with the hotel and its neighborhood. Attendees will learn about what happened in Homestead between its 1904 settling until 1950. A $10 at the door fee will cover a simple lunch available by reservation. Space is limited, so call Barbara Millenbruch at 305230-9185. SANTA COMING TO GABLES FOR ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING Santa Claus is coming to town on Dec.3

COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS for the City of Coral Gables’ 2010 Holiday Spectacular to take place in front of City Hall from 5 to 10 p.m. at Merrick Park, 405 Biltmore Way. There will be fun and exciting activities for the entire family, such as carnival games and rides, face painting, art and crafts, the stage presentation of Miami Children’s Theater, Maria Veradeja School of Arts, Actors’ Playhouse, Center Stage Dance Center and much more. Santa Claus will arrive in style at 7 p.m. to accompany the Coral Gables City Commission in the tree lighting ceremony. For more information, call 305-460-5600.

‘HOME FOR EVERY PET’ ADOPTION EVENT SET Miami-Dade County Animal Services invites you to celebrate its “Home for Every Pet” Adoption Event on Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Animal Services Shelter, 7401 NW 74 St. in Medley. This pet adoption celebration will give county residents the opportunity to adopt

dogs and cats who are in need of a loving home and find true unconditional love. Anyone who adopts a pet at the event will receive a complimentary picture with his or her new family member. For more information call 305-884-1102, ext 255.

NEW NEIGHBORS CLUB OF S. DADE TO MEET AT CORAL GABLES C.C. The New Neighbors Club of South Dade has announced that starting Dec. 8, its monthly meetings will have a new home at the newly renovated Coral Gables Country Club on N. Greenway Drive. Join New Neighbors Club of South Dade at 11:30 a.m. for the luncheon and annual Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale featuring homemade baked goodies and other holiday offerings. Cost is $24 and includes free parking. Monthly luncheons are open to guests

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and visitors, but reservations are required. Call Barbara Richards at 305-595-8631 by Dec. 1.

GIRL SCOUT COUNCIL OF TROPICAL FLORIDA SEEKING VOLUNTEERS The Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida is seeking volunteers in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties to facilitate the Girl Scout Leadership Experience that helps girls in grades K-12 discover what they can do, learn to connect with others, and take action to improve the world around them. Girl Scouting could not happen without the commitment of adults who want to help girls through different volunteer opportunities available at the council. Volunteer commitment and actions will make a great difference in a girl’s life. To learn about volunteering opportunities with Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida, call 305-253-4841, ext 235. ‘THE VOICE OF ANGELS’ SUNG BY MIAMI CHILDREN’S CHORUS The critically acclaimed Miami Children’s Chorus heralds in the holiday season with “Voices of Angels,” their annual holiday concert, on Dec. 12, 4 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables.

Tickets can be purchased in advance on the Miami Children’s Chorus website at >www.miamichildrenschorus.org> or by phone at 305-662-7494. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Highlights of the program include the traditional favorites Silent Night, Ding Dong! Merrily On High, Come all ye Shepherds and Hark! For more information regarding the concert visit the website at <www.miamichildrenschorus.org>.

U.M. CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM HOSTS CRAFT-INTENSIVE WEEKEND The University of Miami’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program will host a weekend workshop series “Write Now,” Feb. 19-20. Led by the MFA program’s distinguished faculty, alumni and graduate teaching assistants, the weekend will guide participants via workshops and seminars in fiction, poetry and memoir. “Write Now” is sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, and MALS program at the University of Miami, along with community partner Books & Books. Proceeds from the conference go toward the Lester Goran Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit online at <www.as.miami.edu/english/creativewriting.com>.


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George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker comes to life with MCB’s production

Friday, December 3rd Starting at 7pm

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A Nutcracker doll will come alive, a Sugar Plum Fairy will dance, snowflakes will fall and smiles from children of all ages will rain down as the Miami City Ballet (MCB) presents its enchanting holiday production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Dec. 17-23, in celebration of Miami City Ballet’s 25th Anniversary Season. As an added treat, Miami City Ballet School students will perform with MCB’s internationally acclaimed dancers. Based on the story The Nutcracker and The Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker is a captivating tale of a little girl’s Christmas Eve dream about a handsome prince, a mouse king, toy soldiers and dancers from faraway lands. It all is set to the beloved music of Peter Tchaikovsky, and brought to life by a cast of more than 100 dancers and children. Nothing short of a Broadway spectacular, the production features glorious sets,

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Two Hanukkah menorah lightings schedule in south Miami-Dade BY ROBERT HAMILTON

The third annual lighting of the nine-foot menorah in Losner Park Homestead will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 5 p.m. Dignitaries and members from the Homestead City Council will be honored at the lighting of the menorah. The event will include music, gifts for children and adults, Hanukkah cookies, latkes, doughnuts, a raffle and fun for all ages. Something new is being added this year to the already lively, fun-filled mix of winter holiday events at the Chabad Jewish Center of Cutler Bay and Homestead. For the first time the Old Cutler Towne Center will include a Hanukkah Experience with a nine-foot menorah lighting taking place on Sunday, Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m., outside the center at 20557 Old Cutler Rd. in Cutler Bay. Mayor Ed MacDougall will be honored at the lighting of the menorah. “This menorah is the ultimate display of

joy and unity,” said Rabbi Yossi Wolff, director of Chabad of Cutler Bay and Homestead, which is erecting the menorah. “The holiday of Hanukkah is a festival of a historic victory and celebration for all times, highlighted by the kindling of menorahs each night of the holiday. Yet it also contains a universal message for people of all faiths — that ultimately, good will triumph over evil, freedom over oppression, and light over darkness.” Chabad, with over 3,000 offices and establishments around the globe, is by far the largest network of Jewish religious and social services in the world. There are currently more than 1,000 public menorahs planned to be lit by Chabad this Hanukkah worldwide. Chabad sponsors the “National Menorah” standing in front of the White House, and “The Largest Menorah in the World” (32 feet high) which stands in New York City’s famed Rockefeller Center.


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Enjoy holiday season with Zoo Miami’s family events BY CINDY CASTELBLANCO

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This holiday season at Zoo Miami means a wide variety of exciting and fun activities for the entire family. Guests can enjoy beautiful animalshaped lights as they stroll zoo walkways during the 12 nights of Zoo Lights, have Dinner with Santa, delight during Dinner with Diego, and watch the animals open their specially prepared gifts during Holiday Gifts for the Animals. The zoo’s glorious grounds come to light for 12 brilliant nights during Zoo Lights, Dec. 17-30 (excluding Dec. 24 and 25) from 7 to 10 p.m. (ticket booths close at 9:30 p.m.). Guests can enjoy dozens of bright animal-shaped lights along the walkways, while sipping hot chocolate, munching on delicious cookies, and listening to wonderful holiday music. Included with admission is a pair of 3D glasses, which will make the Zoo Lights experience even more engaging and amusing. General admission is $8.95 plus tax per adult and $6.95 plus tax per child. Zoo members are $7.95 plus tax per adult and $5.95 plus tax per child. Dinner with Santa will take place on Dec. 23, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bring the kids to meet him before he has to rush back to the North Pole! Eat a delicious dinner with the family at Wings of Asia and enjoy the site of diving ducks, fish and turtles. Children receive a holiday plush gift and will get to make their own holiday ornaments. Don’t forget to bring your camera to take lots of pictures with Santa. Dinner with Santa admission includes parking, entry to Zoo Lights with unlimited carousel rides from 7 to 10 p.m. and a classic holiday menu of fresh roasted turkey with homemade gravy, baked ham, candied sweet potatoes with melting marshmallows, herbed buttery carrots, homemade cranberry sauce, dinner rolls with butter, homemade seasonal pumpkin cake with cream cheese icing, strawberry-infused lemonade, and cranberry mint-infused water. General admission is $42.95 per adult and $39.95 per child ages 3-12. Zoo members are $38.95 per adult and $36.95 per child ages 3-12. Children ages 2 and under are free. Dinner with Diego will be on Dec. 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m., at the Wings of Asia build-

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