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Million dollar property offered to city as a public space, or no deal BY RAQUEL GARCIA

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hile listening to Linda Murphy recollect the joyful memories of her son Tony, it is easy to understand why this local philanthropist wants to gift one of the oldest estates in South Dade to South Miami in his honor. “There were over one thousand people at his funeral,” recalls Ms. Murphy. “People spoke spontaneously for hours about what Tony meant to them. At the cemetery, the flowers offered in his memory were so numerous; they had to raise his plaque over eight feet high just so you could see his name among all the roses, lilies, orchids and memorial wreaths.” Anthony Murphy was a rare four-leaf clover. His Irish heritage expressed by his wispy auburn hair and bright green eyes dazzled all the people he met. Born right here in South Florida, Ms. Murphy recalls how Tony was always a spiritual young man, even when drugs and alcohol took a stranglehold of his life. “He won that fight,” celebrates his triumphant mom. “Thanks to South Miami Hospital and an incredibly effective rehabilitation program, Tony recovered from crippling drug and alcohol abuse and years later, he never touched the stuff again.” In fact, he never forgot his miraculous escape from the clutches of addiction and went on to become a forever available, 24/7 resource counselor for those still struggling to free themselves from addiction. “When he was so sick and was suffering the after effects of cancer treatment, he would still tell me, ‘look mom, I gotta go, they need me at this meeting.’ And he was so funny, he was asked to attend so many meetings because he made such a positive impact. Tony would get calls all the time from people in

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Miss Miami and Frames USA supporting the arts in schools

Sunset Tavern Spiny Lobster Tourney July 27 - 28 BY RAQUEL GARCIA

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easoned angler and south Florida veteran restaurateur of Sunset Tavern and Deli Lane Mike “Spiny Mike” Maler is hosting the Second Annual Spiny Lobster Mini Season Tournament July 27 & 28 to benefit the Stiltsville Optimists Club and DiveWise not for profit organizations. Mother Mother Ocean is calling all interested fishermen to come out for this year’s highly anticipated event. “I sort of see it as an excuse to be out on the water. I’m not working and so cannot be at the business because oh shucks I gotta run the event so I’m out there having fun. In the middle of summer it is a great

Miss Miami holding court among her fans.

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s a kid, if all you did all day in school was stare down a computer screen, where would tomorrow’s writers, photographers and musicians come from?” inquired Frames USA and Art Gallery owner Adam Brand during a breakfast tea party he held at his business to bring awareness to cuts in the arts

programs at public schools. Miss Miami, Melissa Ramirez, joined Mr. Brand advocating a “Keep the Arts Alive in Miami Dade Public Schools” petition drive to bring awareness to the anticipated losses in arts funding. Ms. Ramirez credits her access to art, dance, theatre and music in school as

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Tournament Host Mike Maler with a big catch

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Right: Mike Maler with family and friends celebrating after the 2010 tournament

Left: Winners and their catches from 2010 along with tournament host Mike Maler

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excuse for family and friends to get together and enjoy the best of south Florida…ocean and sunshine and maybe catch a tasty lobster dinner entrée. I have been lobstering my whole life, my dad would take us out to the keys to find them, it was a family thing when my brothers and I would get together. Today that tradition has become a whole amazing new experience,” explained Mike enthusiastically. Lobster lovers of Miami know there are two precious days in the calendar year, the last Wednesday and Thursday of July when lobster fishermen are given the green light to catch as many of these delectable creatures as they can during mini lobster season within certain guidelines. There are lots of ways to capture the elusive prized target like bully netting off the flats on Elliott Key at night where flashlights are shined down into the water and caught off the boat, snorkeling for the prized catch, scuba diving or jumping in after them right off the pier. At the inaugural tournament last sum-

mer, nineteen divers participated and two junior anglers. The winning lobster was 8.6 pounds and caught in about eighty feet of water. Second and third place lobsters were caught in about 35 feet of water. Last year there were about 20 five to seven pound catches and according to Mike they can get as big as about 13 pounds. The tournament officially launches with a Captains Meeting at Sunset Tavern on July 22, the Friday before the event. Educational groups like the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Miami-Dade Reef Guard and others are invited to address the group to offer boating safety tips and legal guidelines for catches. “Basically you go out and fish, abiding by the laws of course and bring me back your largest catch the following Friday for the after party. Unlike many fishing tournaments we do not keep any of the catches, but last year many folks shared their catches with their fellow competitors, we cooked them up here and it was a grand lobster fest for all,” described Mike. Some tournament participants decided to donate their catches and they were raffled off with all proceeds going to the benefiting charity.

Stiltsville Optimists Club and DiveWise are the hosted charities this year. Stiltsville Optimists brings youth groups like the Girl Scouts and Young Marines to the Miami Springs Power Boat Club stilt house in Biscayne Bay to teach kids the importance of marine environmental conservation. DiveWise Free Diving Educational Initiative is a group that educates the public on the phenomenon of freedive or shallow water black out. A little understood condition that can affect spearfishers or skindivers who take multiple consecutive dives into the ocean and come back up quickly potentially causing a lack of oxygen to the brain whereby divers pass out before reaching the surface. It is a possibly fatal condition and one of the reasons divers should never dive alone. This year’s King or Queen of Spiny Lobster Season Winner will earn a grand prize of $500 in cash plus a trophy and coverage in the South Miami News, second prize is $300 in cash and trophy and third prize is $200 and trophy. All ages are welcome to sign up. Registration fee is $85 and the application form and lobster divers checklist are available online at

www.spiny.sunsettavernmiami.com. The fee includes the after party weigh in event at Sunset Tavern. Mike and his team are also offering raffle tickets this year to benefit the charities. First prize raffle winner would receive a SeaScooter Seadoo which is an underwater propulsion system valued at $500. Second prize is a trip for the winner and nine friends to have lunch at Stiltsville where Sunset Tavern will provide the food and transportation, and third prize is a one hour happy hour for ten at Sunset Tavern with food provided and beer courtesy of Corona. Raffle tickets are $5.00 each or five for $20. and available at Sunset Tavern. A trip to Sunset Tavern is like an escape to Margaritaville. This 22 year old establishment founded by Mike Maler and Jahn Kirchoff serves a wide range of menu options from consummately prepared seafood entrees, to pressed duck to original vegetarian delights all in a fun loving friendly casual spacious atmosphere with cozy booths inside and ample umbrella covered tables outside located at 7232 SW 59 Avenue. Call Mike or John at 305-6650606 or visit www.delilane.com for more information.


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instrumental in shaping her life today. “To be a pageant winner, you need lots of creativity and dynamics,” she said. “If it was not for the arts classes I had, I might not have dreamed of becoming Miss Miami and furthering my quest to become a national pageant winner.” Ladies of all ages gathered outside Frames USA in the Bird Ludlum Shopping Center at decorative tables with balloons and mini

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cupcakes. Guests had the opportunity to talk to Miss Miami one on one and a professional screen backdrop was available for princesses of all ages to get their photo taken alongside Miss Miami. According to Mr. Brand, the event was a great success. Kids made colorful drawings depicting their own dreams to accompany the more than 100 petition signatures gathered at the breakfast and sent to the Miami-Dade County School Board, Florida Department of Education and local government offices. Mr. Brand was pleased to receive donations from supportive area businesses that helped make

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Drawings made by kids to showcase the importance of the arts in public schools.

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the event possible, including breakfast provided by Raffie’s Restaurant, located next door to Frames USA. “It was a special day because Melissa was able to share her success with the kids and emphasize the important role arts programs played in her life as inspiration,” said Mr. Brand. “I believe there were lots of moms out there who left with a greater awareness about the under-funding of arts programs in Miami schools.”

Tea party guests also took home commemorative T-shirts, superstar sunglasses and a personalized framed photo taken with Miss Miami, complimentary of Frames USA and Art Gallery. Frames USA and Art Gallery is located at 6833 SW 40 Street in the Bird Ludlam Shopping Center. For more information, call 305-666-3355 or visit <www.framesusamiami.com.>

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Rotarians contributes $70,200; Rotarac installs Kirsner Gloria Burns GLORIA’S GAB Monday, June 27 was a big day for District 6990 Rotarians! Club leaders from around the District representing Southeast Florida and Grand Bahama Island (including Todd Dayton, Ted Eldredge, Ellen Blasi, Robin Shelley, and Marcy Ullom) were led by RI District 6990 Haiti Initiative Task Force Chair Noelle A. Galperin to present a $70,200 grant commitment to assist Project Medishare for Haiti, Inc. Funds will be used for training and equipment in radiology, ophthalmology, and laboratory work and to assist urgent care to critically injured and ill patients at the Hospital Bernard Mevs in Haiti. Dr. Barth G reen, Dr. Arthur Fournier, Dr. Enrique Ginzburg, Dr. Gillian Hotz and Dr. Enrique Alfonso accepted the donation on behalf of Project Medishare.

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For Rotary International District 6990, it’s the second time it has partnered with Project Medishare to fund medical efforts in Haiti. In 2007, Rotary International District 6990 gave Project Medishare $107,733 for its work in the Central Plateau. District 6990 is comprised of 2,100 Rotarians who belong to 51 clubs. The donations further Rotary International’s goals to provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace in

the world. Contributing to the project were Rotary Club of Miami, $15,000; Rotary Club of Miami Dadeland Pinecrest, $10,000; Rotary Club of Coral Gables, $5,000; Rotary Club of Doral, $1,300; Rotary Club of Homestead, $1,100; Rotary Club of Key West, $1,000; Rotary Club of Coral Springs Parkland, $1,000; Rotary Club of PerrineCutler Ridge/Palmetto Bay, $500; Rotary Club of Miami Lakes, $200; and Rotary International District 6990, $35,100. Also involved with Haiti relief efforts are Rotary’s young professionals, the Coral Gables Rotaract, that has raised funds for an Akamil plant scheduled to open soon and provide both jobs and affordable food for Haitians. Coral Gables Rotaract Club just celebrated another successful year and inaugurated its 2011-2012 Executive Board during an end-of-year banquet June 22 at Calamari, in Coconut Grove. After the installation of President Maxwell Kirsner and his board, awards were presented to Vikram Jagadish for Exceptional Leadership; Sarah Coles, Distinguished Service; Elizabeth Oates, Rotaract Foundations award: Daniel Duarte, Silver Dollar award; and Ashley Rousseau, Club Builder award. This dynamic group of young professionals is always looking for others interested in serv-

ice and invites those interested to go online for information at www.coralgablesrotaract@gmail.com The Dranoff International Two Piano Foundation has named to its Board of Directors and Executive Committee Fabrizzio Busso-Campana, vice president of Marketorum, LLC, a NewJerseybased marketing, business strategy and technology agency. Since 1986, the foundation has produced an international two piano competition, a prestigious performance platform for professional duo pianists, as well as broadening interest and patronage of this art form. The programs also contribute to two piano repertoires by commissioning new works from contemporary composers. The Steinway & Sons competition is accredited by the World Federation of International Music Competitions in Geneva. For details, contact Dranoff at 305- 572-9900 or by mail@dranoff2piano.org, or visiting dranoff2piano.org.

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When successful Miami attorney Herb Borroto starts talking about the Little Angels girls’ soccer team he coaches, the world can wait. In a recent telephone conversation with coach Borroto regarding the team’s championship win, it was comical to overhear his colleagues in the background attempting to interrupt him. “Call them back…I can’t take the call right now…I’ll get straight back…in a little bit…not now,” he replied. With that kind of devotion to his team, it is no wonder the Little Angels team of South Miami United recently completed a championship-winning season. “Our first game with older girls competing against our pre-kinder, kinder and first graders was significant because they were a bit intimidated,” exclaimed the happy coach. “But, I kept telling them not to worry because they had all the skills and did not need the size. And…we won.” This coach’s secret appears to be plenty of positive reinforcement and fun on the field. “At their age, coordination is limited so we do a lot of running and kicking,” said coach Borroto. “It is lots of fun and easier to teach them to kick the ball rather than try to get a ball through a hoop or whack at it with a bat. At the same time they are learning valuable team sport skills by working and playing together.” The Little Angels began originally as the Blue Angels when Coach Borroto and his wife Milly sought out recreational after-school activities for their oldest daughter some ten years ago. “We got

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Washington politicians put their party over people R. Kenneth Bluh KENNETH’S COMMENTARY I have wanted to write a column about our elected officials caring more about their political parties than the people they were elected to represent. But other subjects, more date sensitive, keep coming up. Then I read a short Miami Herald article “112th Congress is one of least productive in years.” I realized that we hardly write, read or talk about it anymore — so maybe I should. Elected officials only care about us going into an election. They want our money and our vote. Once they win they turn their loyalty from the citizens of the district or state they represent into a blind loyalty to their party and the few major hitters who support their election bid. Mark me, I am not picking on any particular party. The Democrats and Republicans are all alike in this one respect. The Herald article went on to say that the 112th is, by most measures, underperforming even the “do-nothing Congress” of 1948, as

Harry Truman dubbed it 63 years ago. One of the measures is the number of bills voted into law. Not that I think this is such a great barometer as we have laws that are only changed to accommodate the wishes and desires of the party in power. However the parties in Washington are so concerned about “party loyalty” that they have lost the objective of an elected official. The 112th Congress was measured by votes taken, bills made into law and nominees approved. The article goes on to say that the Senate has approved a little over half the presidential nominations. By this time in the last presidential cycle almost all the nominations had been approved or given thumbs down. So what has Washington been doing? Posturing. The Republicans haven’t been shy in stating their goal, which is to make President Barack Obama a one-term president. Not that this an original plan. Every out party wants to remove the president and replace him with a member of their own party. But to admit that they rather see the nation stagnate than go along with any idea that the White House wants is a bit ridicules. The stalemate over increasing the nation’s debt limit is the ultimate example. Do I agree that we just can’t continue to borrow, and at

VIEWPOINT some point we must put a stop to spending what we don’t have? Yes. But to put the nation at risk of not being able to pay the bill is more than a little ridiculous. It’s totally financial irresponsibility. Let’s reduce the question from Washington to our own personal life. Let’s say one of our best friends has been short of funds to meet his minimum family expenses. This has been going on for quite a while, however he has never “missed” repaying us on time when the loan came due. Now he comes to us to borrow “more” money. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, he cannot repay his current loan. Now, he comes to us and says, “Hey, guys, sorry I can’t pay you back the money I owe you, but, I need some more money. How about another loan? You know what you would say. Now what do you think China or another nation holding American treasury debt that is in default would say? Do you think they will lend us more money? Possibly, but at a much higher interest rate because our credit stand-

ing has been tarnished. Not tarnished; badly damaged, perhaps to the point where no one will want to lend us money in the future. Adios American credit. What took days to destroy will take years and years to rebuild. In the meantime, other nations have moved into positions of power. China, India and Brazil are waiting on the sidelines for the United States to slip and fall. Thanks, White House and members of Congress. And, if we do slip and fall, it will be the fault of our elected officials that have placed themselves, their party and their “big” financial supporters ahead of the American people. Must I say more? 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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tremendous crisis who would speak only to him,” said Ms. Murphy. Tony passed in 2004 at 37 years old. His condition was apparently misdiagnosed until it was too late. “He had Hodgkin’s disease, which when detected early has a very high survival rate,” said Ms. Murphy. “Unfortunately, by the time we found a doctor at Jackson who finally diagnosed him correctly, it was too late. He had 21 of the recognized disease symptoms for stage IV lymphoma.” Tony lived another 18 months after his diagnosis, an atypically long endurance when confronting such an aggressive disease. Proud mother Linda Murphy acquired the million dollar property a few years before Tony’s passing. Castle Madell, as it is called, is “old Florida” at its finest. Nestled in unincorporated Miami-Dade between South Miami and Pinecrest, this two story coral rock home and multi-acre estate is an escape to a bygone era with glorious old oak trees and gardens. Visiting the sanctuary is like taking a trip to Peter Pan’s Never Never Land without leaving the city. After losing her son, Ms. Murphy had an epiphany. “I want to give this treasure to South Miami in honor of my son, so future generations of the community can celebrate right here,” she said. “To hear the sound of children laughing happily here and future families making memories together, that is my mission for the space. That’s the vision for the future – a place for all of us to create memories. This gift is from my heart. I want to bestow it for others to have a happy place full of fun times – a tribute to the beauty of life that Tony was finally able to emulate, to remember him in the happiest most positive way – Anthony Joseph Estevez Murphy Park.” City Manager Hector Mirabile presented the possibility of this municipal gift at a recent city commission meeting, offering three alternatives for the use of the space with varying expenditures required. However, the only alternative Ms. Murphy is interested in is for the estate to be available to the public. According to the city manager’s presentation, three alternatives exist. The first of which is a

Linda and Tony ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– “passive park,” which would not directly benefit residents. The second alternative allows the public to be admitted for official city business only. The third option makes the property available to the public “as a rental facility for private functions.” “Unless this gift is freely accessible to the public as a park and a place to gather for weddings and special events, like Merrie Christmas Park in Coral Gables, I will not sign the release papers,” said Ms. Murphy. “This is one of the oldest homes in south Dade, built of coral rock in the early 20th century. If it would become a place only for city employees to hold private meetings, I would rescind my offer. South Miami needs the Tony House for all the community to enjoy.” Linda Murphy is busy these days completing her third year as a psychology major in college with a perfect Dean’s List 4.0 gpa. Inspired by her son Tony to go back to school and complete her degree, she is optimistic and excited about the possible future and intends to use her degree to work as a probono counselor at no charge for the Dade County School System. She does not let herself get sad, but rather lives with a gratitude for his presence in her life. “Before Tony died, he would tell me, ‘don’t you be sad mom. I’m not afraid. I know where I am going.’ He would laugh at my tears and tell me Grandpa was waiting,” she recalled. “‘You will be okay and you will know how to proceed without me.’” Linda Murphy is doing just what her son Tony said.

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Optometrist helps foster kids ‘see’ a better future BY LEE STEPHENS

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Optometrist Dr. Adam Clarin always has considered himself fortunate. He grew up in a secure family with loving parents who gave him every advantage he needed. It is that upbringing that has driven him to give back to those less fortunate, starting from the day he entered private practice. When Dr. Clarin graduated from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry in 2008, he knew he would join his father’s practice at 14429 S. Dixie Hwy. in Palmetto Bay. He also knew that it would take time to create a larger patient base in order to build up his portion of the practice. Despite needing to focus on expanding his practice, one of the first things he did upon graduating was to offer pro bono eye exams and eyeglasses for foster children. “I knew I wanted to give back to the community, but when I graduated, all I had was knowledge of eye care and vision,” Dr. Clarin said. “Through my pro bono exams, I saw a chance to help kids who were much less fortunate than I was, by giving them two things I had that they needed — time and knowledge.” Dr. Clarin approached Our Kids of Miami Dade/Monroe, an organization dedicated to ensuring that South Florida’s abused, abandoned and neglected children have proper care. What started with Dr. Clarin examining two foster children per week for eye exams and glasses has expanded to him seeing as many as seven in a week. “The mission of Our Kids of Miami-Dade/ Monroe Inc. is to oversee and lead a coordinated system of care that delivers excellent services to abused, abandoned and neglected children and their families in Miami-Dade

and Monroe counties,” said Gabriela E. de Faria, coordinator with Our Kids. “Dr. Adam Clarin plays an important role by assisting Our Kids in staying true to that mission by offering free vision exams and prescription eyeglasses to uninsured and under-insured foster youth. His generosity has helped many foster children not face additional undue stress at school and in their everyday lives due to poor vision.” Not only does he provide the eye exam at no charge, he also gives those that need glasses the lenses and frames for free. “Education has been so important in my success and I want to offer these children the same opportunities,” Dr. Clarin said. “If a 5, 6, or 7-year-old child can’t see the board, how can we expect them to excel and achieve. These kids did nothing wrong, and usually they’re just struggling to do something right. If I can help by giving them their first chance to keep up and do well in school, how can you put a dollar value on that?” Dr. Clarin doesn’t see an end to this program in his office. He will continue to provide this service for foster kids in Miami, no matter how busy he gets. “I’ve seen some sad stories and I’ve seen some great ones. The kids that tug on your heart are the ones that couldn’t see five feet in front of them, but didn’t know how to tell anyone. They usually stay quiet and just get pushed through life,” he said. “But when they get glasses, I always see a smile, because they’re seeing the world for the first time. That makes it all worthwhile.” Dr. Bruce Clarin and Dr. Adam Clarin are optometrists with Clarin Eye Care, Palmetto Bay’s oldest optometry practice. For more information, call their office at 305-253-2525 or visit them on the Web at <www.clarineyecare.com>.


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Marquis Bank moves headquarters to 355 Alhambra Circle in Gables

Marquis Bank has moved its executive offices, all departments and full-service banking center to 355 Alhambra Circle.

BY ROBERT HAMILTON

Marquis Bank moved its headquarters from North Miami Beach to 355 Alhambra Circle in Coral Gables, opening its new location on Monday, June 27. The former headquarters, located at 115 NW 167 St., permanently closed on Friday, June 24. “We are dedicated to being a trusted and convenient resource and that is why we decided to move the bank to a more central location in Coral Gables,” said Javier J. Holtz, chair and CEO of the $110 million institution. “In addition we look forward to the new business opportunities that will come our

way as result of us being here.” The new location houses the executive offices, all departments and a full-service banking center on the ground floor. Lobby hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays. Marquis Bank is a full-service community bank dedicated to serving business owners, professionals, and investors. Marquis has blended successfully convenient state-of-the-art technology with personal attention to create an exceptional banking experience for clients. For more information, call 305-4432922 or visit online at <www.marquisbank.com>.

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Campaign reminds drivers to ‘Look Before You Lock’ BY MIKE POLLER

In the past decade, nearly 500 children have died of heatstroke inside automobiles. Nobody knows how many “close calls” there are each day, when parents or caretakers forget about a sleeping child in a car seat, get out of the car, close the door and take a few steps away before remembering their sleeping passenger. But we do know nearly 40 children on average die of heatstroke in cars each year in the U.S. Even one is too many. The Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties has picked up the ball and created the “Look Before You Lock” public information campaign. This campaign is designed to provide reminders to anyone who gets behind the wheel — with a child in the car seat — the tools they need to remember that child in back. The “Look Before You Lock” safety kit includes a windshield sticker to place on the inside, lower left of your front windshield. Hopefully, it will be

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Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez sworn into office, July 1

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Is A Short Sale Right for You? BY PETER B. LAIRD

Recent data indicates that by the end of 2010 nearly half of all property owners in Miami-Dade County owed more on their homes than the properties were worth. That’s 245,530 underwater homes just in Miami-Dade. Statewide, the number jumps to 2.1 million. Do you owe more than your home is worth? Is a major illness, accident, job loss or divorce preventing you from making your monthly mortgage payments? Are you tired of paying for an investment property that has lost its value? You do have options, according to Robert Perdigon, president of Miamibased Perdigon Title Services, a fullservice title company founded in 2002. “In an ideal world, the best strategy is to continue paying your mortgage, wait for the market to correct, let your property appreciate and sell your house when the value has returned,” advises Perdigon. “However, we do not live in an ideal world and property owners need to know their options.” A foreclosure should be avoided at all

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Street co-designation honors memory of slain businessman

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Miami-Dade County Commissioner Lynda Bell has spearheaded the co-designation of a section of SW 102nd Avenue at 120th Street as “Paul S. Barrow Avenue” in honor of slain businessman and resident Paul S. Barrow who was killed at his place of work, Devonaire Service & Tire, in the early morning hours of Dec. 16, 2010. In a moving ceremony surrounded by Barrow’s widow, Audree Barrow; his fami-

ly members, business associates, friends, and community leaders, Commissioner Bell unveiled the renamed street sign commemorating the life of Mr. Barrow. “It is such a tragedy to lose a dear and respected member of our community in the prime of life to a random and senseless act of violence,” Commissioner Bell said. “It is altogether fitting and proper that we honor the life of a man who meant so much to so many by immortalizing his memory on a street sign located in the neighborhood where he lived and worked.”

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Pinewood Villas residents visit Cultural Arts Center

Pictured is a group of Pinewood Villas residents who went to the South Dade Cultural Arts Center for the Greater Miami Youth Symphony concert on July 1. The trip was provided by the Town of Cutler Bay through a resolution sponsored by Councilmember Sue Ellen Loyzelle to allow for senior transportation to Cultural Arts Centers located in Miami-Dade. This reportedly is just the first of many more trips to come. (Photo courtesy Town of Cutler Bay.)


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Columbus head coach Merritt named to USA Football panel BY STEVE ALIC

Chris Merritt, head football coach at Miami Christopher Columbus High School, is among head football coaches with NFL, collegiate, high school and youth experience — as well as a leading sport psychologist — who have been selected for USA Football’s Tackle Advisory Committee, the first committee of its kind to benefit America’s youth football community. The group of experts, including former NFL head coach Jim Mora and current Northwestern University head coach Pat Fitzgerald, helps youth coaches teach tackling fundamentals and strengthen player safety on a national level through USA Football resources. The five-member committee has assisted in developing a tackle progression model — a step-by-step process for youth coaches to teach tackling fundamentals in proper order. The tackle progression and its drills were created by USA Football, the sport’s national governing body in the United States. USA Football’s tackle progression model further strengthens player safety and identifies ways to build confidence in youth players by appropriately introducing them to contact. In his 11-year tenure at Columbus, Merritt

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County launches new virtual career center for residents BY LEE STEPHENS

Miami-Dade County recently launched a conveniently accessible online career center, a brainchild of Miami-Dade Commission chair Joe A. Martinez. Miami-Dade residents now can search easily for jobs from a one-stop cyber portal. In February, county commissioners passed Martinez’s resolution directing county staff to use its Web and media resources to inform residents about jobs in the public and private sectors. In addition to job posting there’s also a wealth of information on resume building, interviewing skills, workshops and training seminars. Miami-Dade County has partnered with the South Florida Workforce Investment Board to use county resources to market its services to both employees and employers. The county also will establish public/private partnerships to allow government and the private sector to use county resources

to advertise job openings. “What makes this different from other job websites is that this new one-stop career portal allows employers to post job opportunities free of charge and those looking for jobs to search in one site,” Martinez said. “The goal of this virtual center is to pair qualified job candidates with local businesses seeking to fill open positions. Anyone can gain access to the site whether from a home computer or at any public library.” Residents looking for jobs can visit jobs.miamidade.gov and see the left-hand menu titled “All County Services.” A “Career Center” link will lead residents to a job listing, as well as allow local businesses to post open positions. Resume Resource Centers also are available at regional libraries to assist the public in the preparation, scanning, and copying of resumes. For more information, contact Martinez’s office at 305-375-5511.

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Miami International Mall invites families to summer fun nights

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Miami International Mall invites families to enjoy the lazy days of summer with live performances from area organizations and to participate in fun, interactive activities during Family Fun Nights. The free summertime happenings take place each Friday through Aug. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Center Court. “We are proud to bring fun, free entertainment to our shoppers all summer long at Miami International Mall,” said Llessir Mendoza, director of mall marketing and business development. “With Family Fun Nights, parents will be able to spend quality family time together with their kids and have a blast.” Future Family Fun Nights include the following: July 15 — Evening features the CB Music Lab, a laboratory designed to create music and expand the artistic horizons of the youth. July 22 — Theatrical performance by the Alegria Performing Arts Center. July 29 — High energy Zumba dance ses-

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History Miami exhibition focuses on 100 years of aviation in Miami BY ROBERT HAMILTON

All of Miami gathered on July 20, 1911 to witness an extraordinary event. Hired by Mayor Everest Sewell, aviator Howard Gill climbed into the cockpit of a wood and cloth-winged biplane furnished by the Wright Brothers and flew it into the blue skies above the Miami Golf Links, performing the very first flight in the area. The rest, as they say, is history. “Aviation in Miami: The First 100 Years,” on display at History Miami through July 22, 2012, goes behind-thescenes to explore the extensive engagement Greater Miami and its residents have had with the aviation industry since this historic first flight. The exhibition addresses the evolving concerns of the aviation industry throughout the 20th Century and how they were tackled by developers, promoters, pilots and hundreds of thousands of Miamians who were employed or participated in the development of the field. On view are artifacts from famous avia-

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Local students honored at SkillsUSA Championships BY JANE A. DESHONG SHORT

Two local students from high school and college technical education programs were among winners of the nation’s highest awards during the recent SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. The following area students received both medallions and Skill Point Certificates: Pedro Crespo, from Homestead and a student at Robert Morgan Educational Center, was awarded the college/postsecondary silver medal in Major Appliance & Refrigeration Technology. Raciel Ramirez, from Miami and a student at Robert Morgan Educational Center, was awarded the high school silver medal in Major Appliance & Refrigeration Technology. Industry leaders representing more than 1,100 businesses, corporations, trade associations and unions recognized the students for their demonstrated excellence in 94 hands-on occupational and leadership contests such as robotics, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking. All contests are designed, run and judged by industry using industry standards. The SkillsUSA Championships have been a premier event since 1967. Top student winners received gold, silver and bronze medallions. Many also received prizes such as tools of their trade and/or scholarships to further their careers and education. The SkillsUSA Championships is for high school and college level students who are members of SkillsUSA. In addition, for the fifth year, high scorers in the contests received Skill Point Certificates. The Skill Point Certificate was awarded in 86 occupational and leadership areas to students who achieved a high score defined by industry. The Skill Point Certificates were introduced in 2007 as a

component of the SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System. “Over 5,600 students from every state in the nation came to compete in the SkillsUSA Championships this week,” said Tim Lawrence, SkillsUSA executive director. “This is the SkillsUSA partnership at its best. “Students, instructors and industries are working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce and every student excels. These students prove that career and technical education expands opportunities.” According to Lawrence, recent survey data says that 75 percent of these students will go on to higher education. Included in that number are 40 percent who will be attending college and working at the same time. Of those graduating from school, 76 percent plan to work in the field for which they have trained. “They’re the employees industry wants to hire and promote,” Lawrence said. Industry support of the SkillsUSA Championships is valued at more than $35 million in donated time, equipment, cash and material. All contests are run and judged by industry experts using industry standards for employment. Contests assess hands-on, employability and academic skills. Over 1,700 industry judges and technical committee members participated this year. The SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System was developed as an extension of the SkillsUSA mission and supported by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The system recognizes students for excellence in occupational training; it assesses and documents the entry-level technical proficiency and cumulative experiences of candidates. For more information about the SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System, visit online at <www.workforcereadysystem.com>. For more information about SkillsUSA, visit online at <www.skillsusa.org>.

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Columbus head coach Merritt named to USA Football panel BY STEVE ALIC

Chris Merritt, head football coach at Miami Christopher Columbus High School, is among head football coaches with NFL, collegiate, high school and youth experience — as well as a leading sport psychologist — who have been selected for USA Football’s Tackle Advisory Committee, the first committee of its kind to benefit America’s youth football community. The group of experts, including former NFL head coach Jim Mora and current Northwestern University head coach Pat Fitzgerald, helps youth coaches teach tackling fundamentals and strengthen player safety on a national level through USA Football resources. The five-member committee has assisted in developing a tackle progression model — a step-by-step process for youth coaches to teach tackling fundamentals in proper order. The tackle progression and its drills were created by USA Football, the sport’s national governing body in the United States. USA Football’s tackle progression model further strengthens player safety and identifies ways to build confidence in youth players by appropriately introducing them to contact. In his 11-year tenure at Columbus, Merritt

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Exciting plans are being finalized for the 10th annual “Wine On Harvest Moon,” to be celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the historic Deering Estate at Cutler. This year’s theme “Taste, Tango and Toast the Andes,” celebrates the fine wines, unique cuisine, and rich culture of Chile and Argentina. Joining Mary Pettit, executive director of the Deering Estate Foundation, for a strategic planning meeting on the veranda of the Richmond Cottage were Chilean Consul General Juan Luis Nilo; Gustavo Rodriguez, Chilean Trade Commissioner, and Fernanda Mondaca, project manager for the Trade Commission; Howard Tendrich, event chair; Henry Aguilera, art

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Book shares expert insights on treating, preventing Alzheimer’s BY MADELEINE DESMOND

Many patients newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) feel they have limited treatment options, but there are many dietary choices and lifestyle changes that patients can pursue, according to a new book by Richard S. Isaacson, MD, associate professor of Clinical Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Even physicians and nurse practitioners with experience treating AD patients are unaware of new and novel ways to treat the disease. Treating Alzheimer’s, Preventing Alzheimer’s: A Patient and Family Guide, by Dr. Isaacson, bridges the gap between what physicians, patients and family members are told and currently available treatments. “Over the last 10 years in treating AD, I have developed a multimodal approach to treating the disease which combines dietary modifications, medication and lifestyle changes,” Dr. Isaacson said. Dr. Isaacson, who has several family members with Alzheimer’s disease, wrote the book “to educate patients and family members who may not be aware of all their options.” Among the therapeutic options Dr. Isaacson recommends for patients are medical foods, which are products for a specific nutritional purpose, and non-pharmacologic approaches such as physical and mental exercise, music therapy and a nineweek diet modification plan. One of the novel suggestions Dr. Isaacson provides for patients is Axona, the only medical food indicated for the clinical dietary management of AD. As AD patients have a significant decrease glucose metabolism, the main fuel for the brain, Axona provides “ketone bodies as an alternative fuel source,” which may improve cognitive function in AD Richard S. Isaacson, MD patients. ––––––––––––––––––– For AD prevention, Dr. Isaacson recommends dietary modifications and lifestyle changes, including a program of physical exercise and incorporating specific cognitively stimulating mental exercises.

“Rather than relying exclusively on data from large clinical trials, I believe that each AD patient is an individual, who will benefit more from a comprehensive plan that approaches treatment like a puzzle,” Dr. Isaacson said. Published by AD Education Consultants Inc., Treating Alzheimer’s, Preventing Alzheimer’s: A Patient and Family Guide (978-0-9831869-7-7, 270 pages, soft cover, $19.95) also is available on Amazon.com, Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook and Apple iBooks. Harvard-trained Neurologist Richard S. Isaacson, MD, currently serves as associate professor of Clinical Neurology, vice chair of education, and education director of the McKnight Brain Institute in the Department of Neurology at the University of Miami (UM) Miller School of Medicine. Prior to joining UM, he served as associate medical director of the Wien Center for Alzheimer’s disease and Memory Disorders at Mount Sinai. Dr. Isaacson is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; has appeared widely in the media, including NBC Today Show, FOX Good Day L.A., CNN.com, CBS, the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, and Univision, and has utilized research support of the American Academy of Neurology, Alzheimer’s Association, and National Institutes of Health Clinical Research LRP. His Uncle Bob was diagnosed with AD while he was in high school, and his cousin was diagnosed just over four years ago.

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Miami Children’s Chorus returns from 10-day South Africa tour BY ANALY MENDEZ

Members of the Miami Children’s Chorus Advanced Chorus returned from a 10-day choral tour of South Africa on Sunday, June 26. Choristers were met at Miami International Airport by parents and family members who were anxiously waiting to hear about their exciting trip. The journey began with a 10-hour flight to Frankfurt, Germany, followed by a flight to Paris, France, a 15-hour layover in Paris, and another 10-hour flight to South Africa, where the group landed in Johannesburg. While in South Africa the choristers had the opportunity to perform along side some of that country’s most talented choral groups and to share American culture and joy of singing with South African audiences. The tour took MCC members to Johannesburg, Soweto, Pretoria and Cape Town. It featured: four concert presentations including joint concerts with South African choirs, two workshops/choral exchanges with local South African conductors and choirs, and a world premier performance of a new South African song. Activities also included a game reserve safari experience, and a community service project with a local school

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where choristers spent an afternoon singing, dancing, and playing with the children of Masiphumelele Primary School. In addition MCC members were able to see some of South Africa’s historic sites such as Nelson Mandela’s House, as well as some of the most breathtaking views

South Africa has to offer such as Table Mountain and Cape Point. The people of South Africa proved extremely hospitable and friendly. Classical Movements Inc. planned the tour and the Ihlombe Choral Music Festival provided the opportunity to perform with some of the best choirs in South Africa.

For more information on the Miami Children’s Chorus, the 2011 South Africa Tour, and the coming 2011-12 MCC concert season, call 305-662-7494 or send email to <amendez@miamichildrenschorus.org>. For pictures and videos of Miami Children’s Chorus visit online at <www.mccmedia.weebly.com>.


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Local author tells her story as foreclosure fraud victim BY ROBERT HAMILTON

Seaburn Publishing Group has released Inferno of Fraud, A Foreclosure Fraud Victim’s True Story by local author Sherry H. Miller. The first in a forthcoming series, Miller has been a successful published writer in South Florida for three decades and not only authored the paperback, but is the true-life victim of her story. Guilty pleas recently have been documented in Federal Criminal Court for conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud the U.S. by parties involved in Miller’s ordeal that put her home of some 12 years into foreclosure. Miller’s attorney, Kevin L. Hagen, Esq. of Hagen & Hagen PA of Fort Lauderdale, is one of the first lawyers to lead the wars against “unfair and deceptive business practices” and housing fraud. “Everybody knows the miseries exist,” Miller said. “But nobody knows how it ‘feels’ unless you’ve had these catastrophic and chaotic nightmares and experiences — the banging on the door, dreading getting your mail, screening phone calls. What do you do? Who can help you? How do you live through the unbelievable stress of hell?” Written with graphic sidebar-flashbacks of a myriad other hurtful and debilitating experiences in Miller’s life, the story takes on the format of the movie Slumdog Millionaire. Sidebar anecdotes include: John “Duke” Wayne and the celebrity members of one of the most famous private clubs in Southern California, Julio Iglesias and Latin superstar entertainers, a world-class landmark historic hotel and City of Coral Gables, and the $500 million funding for a South Miami-Dade County Project that included a proposed Noah’s Ark Theme

Park and World Baseball League stadium. Miller’s depictions come from a lifetime career in the entertainment industry as an entrepreneur and business consultant, magazine publisher and editor, television executive producer of some of the highestrated shows in international television history and a public relations professional representing celebrities from all walks of life, nationally and internationally. “This is a well-written book that is fast and concise reading,” said literary scholar Peter Anthony Andrews, executive producer of a potential movie. Andrews has mentored aspiring writers at Yale University and was a major executive with Columbia and MGM Studios as well as NBC Network Television. Inferno of Fraud by Sherry H. Miller ($15) is available online at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and seaburngroup.com.

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Homestead High School student William Todd receives his prize for winning the “Why My City Is Special” Essay Contest from Homestead City Attorney Richard Jay Weiss. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– BY BEGOÑE CAZALIS

Homestead Senior High School student William Dodd was awarded a $1,000 cash prize for his ability to best express what makes Homestead special. The presentation took place at the June 22 Homestead City Council meeting, The essay contest to celebrate the City of Homestead was organized and sponsored by the city’s law firm of Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske PL in celebration of the firm’s 20th anniversary. The contest, which was open to all

Homestead high school seniors, took place between Apr. 4 and May 2, and accepted 500-word essays on “Why My City Is Special.” City Attorney Richard Jay Weiss presented the $1,000 check to Dodd after he read his winning essay at the council meeting. “We received many entries from Homestead students and it was difficult for me and Councilman Elvis Maldonado to judge which one was the winner,” Weiss said. “But we both agreed in the end that William’s essay captured what makes Homestead special the best.”


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Last year, 36,000 pets were abandoned at Animal Services and though the department is saving more animals than ever, many are euthanized because there is no one to take them. Donor-subsidized programs in other communities are proving to be the answer to lower shelter intake and thus the number of pets the shelter is forced to euthanize. Those interested can donate online at <www.miamidade.gov/animals> or send a check to MDAS, 7401 NW 74 St., Miami, FL 33166, payable to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) adding: “Donation to ASD Trust Fund” in the memo line, with a letter stating the funds should be restricted to the MAC surgery program. Animal Services is responsible for enforcing Chapter 5 of the Miami-Dade County Code, as well as Florida Statute 828, which deals primarily with animal cruelty issues. Unlike private shelters that have limitations on the number of pets they accept, Animal Services accepts all dogs and cats. Each year, the shelter impounds 36,000 pets. The goal at Animal Services is to reunite lost pets with their families or find life-long homes for as many animals as possible. For information visit <www.miamidade.gov/animals> or call 3-1-1.

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windows in the front doors to enhance visibility. Available on SL and LE models are Dual Opening Glass Moonroofs that contribute to an open, airy interior atmosphere. The new Quest is offered with power sliding side doors with selective unlock function and one-touch open/unlock feature and power-opening windows. The system works in conjunction with the standard Nissan Intelligent Key. Also, due to the way the Quest’s door rail system is designed, the sliding door step-in height is lower than competitive minivans. This is

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