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Fitness Together big winners are losing weight, gaining confidence

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A look back when the contest began, back row, l-r: Fitness Together owner Scott Baumann, winners Sara Khan and Chris Fritzius, and Fitness Together owner Eddie Rodriguez. Front row, l-r: Winners Bea Rosabal and M. Lisette Rebibo, holding baby Leah.

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Despite reports Feingold not to pursue reinsta tement as city a ttorne y BY KIMBERLY PORTER

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ity attorney Laurence Feingold resigned at the last commission meeting after being led to believe there were enough votes to force him out. As the Miami Herald reported March 7th, knowing now that might not have been the case Feingold considered asking for his job back. He has since decided against it. “Upon advice of counsel I have a legal right to get my job back but the thought of spending perhaps three more years next to

BY NANCY EAGLETON

he Grove Retrospective Gallery in Mayfair Center, a combined effort of AC Fine Art, Greater Miami Host Committee and Mayfair Center, displays and sells art by local and world renowned artists. The gallery, which opened its doors in November 2010, is also open to organizations and schools to hold art classes and workshops, educational field trips and fundraising events in its inspiring and expansive space. With works by such artists as Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Tom Wesselmann, Joan Miro and Jasper Johns, the gallery serves as a sophisticated background for such events. The mission of the gallery’s director and curator, Pinecrest resident Steven Steele, is to open the community’s eyes to the World of Art. “We have a wonderful classroom space in the back of the gallery that is perfect for groups to hold art classes and educational workshops,” said Steele. “I’m hoping to recruit a

BY NANCY EAGLETON

he nude beach at Haulover is calling new mom M. Lisette Rebibo, one of the winners of the Fitness Together 2011 Resolution Makeover challenge. After losing more than ten pounds and five inches from her waist, Rebibo said she is well on her way to “feeling better about getting naked again” and is making plans to head to the nude beach with her husband, minus her swimsuit and the extra pounds. “My goal is to lose 15 pounds by the end of the contest and continue to lose until I reach my goal of 20 pounds,” she said. Rebibo is just one of the fabulous four contest winners who embarked on this Fitness Together makeover journey nearly eight weeks ago. Each week, the group has received three free training sessions with Fitness Together personal trainers, Nutrition Together counseling and a healthy dose of motivation and support.

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the Queen of Mean is detrimental to my health and welfare,” Feingold said. The “Queen of Mean” is in reference to the infamous Leona Helmsley, legendary for mistreating staff. It is also Feingold’s new nickname for Vice Mayor Valerie Newman. Both the attorney and some of the commission board believe his ousting was the maneuvering of Newman alone. He said, “This lady was my dear friend and she turned on me.”

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McCain meeting ban dropped by Stoddard BY KIMBERLY PORTER

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ayor Philip Stoddard has apologized to Sharon McCain for an attempt to ban her from city meetings, after receiving legal advice that such decisions were limited to assemblies at which he was the presiding officer. A letter from Stoddard delivered by police to McCain would have banned her from any city meeting as well as her entry on City Hall grounds for 30 minutes, both

before and after such sessions were held. Stoddard informed Commission members March 15 that after amending his letter on March 10, he altogether rescinded the document March 13, noting citizens cannot be banned for past behavior. “I stand corrected,” declared Stoddard. “From this point forward we will take incidents of behavior as they come.” He thanked Vice Mayor Valerie Newman for

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Mar. 22 - Apr. 4, 2011

Ring Theatre to close season with Pal Joey BY ELIZABETH AMORE

Rodgers and Hart’s Broadway classic Pal Joey comes to the University of Miami Jerry Herman Ring Theatre this spring. Running Apr. 13-23, Pal Joey tells the story of Joey, a nightclub habitué in the habit of loving and leaving women. Despite that, he also is thoroughly lovable. The creative duo of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart wrote some of their best musical theater songs for this show, including I Could Write a Book; Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered; You Mustn’t Kick It Around, and Zip. The 1940 Broadway production starred Gene Kelly in the title role. This production will be directed by Henry Fonte, new chair of the University of Miami College of Arts and Science

Department of Theatre Arts and artistic director of the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre. Tickets are $22 for weeknights and matinees and $25 for Friday and Saturday nights. There are discounts for seniors, students and UM faculty, staff and alumni. Pal Joey will be playing in the previously announced time slot for Carousel. Tickets go on sale on Mar. 28. To purchase tickets, contact the box office, Monday-Friday between noon and 5 p.m., at 305-284-3355. For more information or to buy tickets online visit <www.miami.edu/ring>. The Jerry Herman Ring Theatre is located at 1312 Miller Dr. on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus. The theater is wheelchair accessible, has handicapped parking, and offers free infrared hearing devices. Parking is free and plentiful adjacent to the theater.


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FITNESS TOGETHER,

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Healthy meals in the right proportions, a big component when it comes to slimming down, have been delivered five days a week by Healthy Cuisine. “The food has been great and the meals have reminded me of what proper portions look like – meal sizes that I used to eat before my pregnancy,” said Rebibo. Biggest winner Chris Fritzius has lost more than 25 pounds – and still counting. So, what’s his secret? No secret, just hard work and true grit. “Chris is a great example of the more you put into it, the more you get out of it,” said Scott Baumann, owner of the Fitness Together studios in South Miami and Coconut Grove. “He’s committed to eating healthy. He trains hard and goes all out during his workouts. He’s done all the right things and it shows in his results.” When describing his success, the modest Fritzius said that he is just following instructions. “I do what my trainer tells me to do,” he said. “I do the extra hour of cardio every day and now I’m jogging four miles a day. I’ve never, ever been a runner.” His trainer at the Coconut Grove studio, Gabriel Lamas, said that Fritzius’ success is a “synergy of healthy eating, weight training and cardio workouts.” Bea Rosabal is happy to report that she is down one dress size and is “pinning clothes to keep them on.” Describing her weight loss, she said, “It’s great to be on the way

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down, not on the way up.” MAST Academy student and athlete, Sara Khan, was hoping to gain strength and endurance for her sport, water polo. Mission accomplished. “I’ve really enjoyed the workouts,” said Khan. “I have a lot more energy now and don’t get winded during practice.” As the eight weeks come to a close, these winners look forward to the final contest perks – what Baumann calls the “rock star” treatment – personal style consultations, new outfits and new hair styles. Kim Rodriguez of KR Personal Style will help the group update their look at The Dressing Room in South Miami, Emporium in Coral Gables and Unika in Coconut Grove. Jill McAllister at Hair Revue in Kendall will provide the crowning touch – haircuts and style – making the foursome picture perfect for the “big reveal” scheduled for next week. Baumann hopes this makeover contest inspires and shows others that you can make a big difference in eight weeks. “When you commit to losing weight and eating healthy, it helps to have guidance, motivation and support,” he said. “Make your plans public so your friends and family can support you and cheer you on.” Or in this case – the entire community. Stay tuned for the “big reveal” in the coming weeks. For more information, visit or call Fitness Together in South Miami, 5879 SW 73 Street, 305-665-3694; or Fitness Together in Coconut Grove, 3333 Rice Street, 305648-2202; or go online <www.fitnesstogether.com.>

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Will Stuart (right) is the proud winner of the Community Newspapers and Big Cheese contest. Presenting the $200 gift certificates is Big Cheese manager Eddie Chamorro while Will, a loyal reader of the South Miami News, couldn’t help but show off a copy of his favorite paper. Congratulations Will and thanks for playing.


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Mar. 22 - Apr. 4, 2011

Gulliver raises $7,300 for charity, Dan Fitzgerald honored Gloria Burns GLORIA’S GAB The Gulliver Preparatory Interact Club held its Fourth Annual Fashion Show on March 3 at its Shah Family Media Center to benefit the Community Partnership for Homeless, Special Olympics, and American Cancer Society. The Club encouraged male and female students of all grades to model clothes from local boutiques and businesses that included Aily V Footwear, Angel Ray Accessories, The Dressing Room, Exquisite Jewelry Designs, Heritage House, Lady Lux, Miss Pepper, Cocoa Couture, and Trapos as those featured Dillon Patel, Interact Vice President and the event chair, reported the 2011 event raising more than $7,300, a record exceeding 2010 by more than $2000. “We not only donate

Alexander Rubin, senior and Interact Club president, announces winner of Miami Heat tickets.

money, but try to physically interact with each of these organizations and see first-hand how we have helped to make a difference,” Patel noted. Others instrumental in coordinating the affair: Club President Alex Rubin, Club Teacher Sponsor Michelle Cooper and Interact members Allan Horn. Michael Pelle, Armaan Mayani, Sonia Dhh airyawan, Maria Alonso, and Nikita Mayani. Dan Fitzgerald of South Miami-Dade, member of the South Miami/ Coral Gables Elks Club and the Emerald Society, has been named co-recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Third Annual Howard Keel Award for significant contributions to the Guild. Fitzgerald joined SAG in 1957, after serving in Korea. In addition to SAG, he is also a member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists with a successful career in commercials, television, and film. In addition to serving and chairing numerous committees, Fitzgerald served three terms on SAG’s national board of directors and three terms (1994-2000) as Florida Branch President. In 2001, he was

Victoria Felcofski fashions trendy look by online business Trapos, originated in Miami.

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awarded the Bruce McLaughlin Award for bringing BookPALS, a SAG Foundation program supporting literacy, to Florida. For Fitzgerald, promoting literacy through this SAG program is a personal mission. This most recent Howard Keel Award is the highest honor given by SAG Regional Branch Division. Fitzgerald and co-recipient of the award, Will Lyman of Boston, will be presented the award at SAG’s Annual Conference this May in Orlando. Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre and GableStage are both performing plays written by Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Letts. At Actors’ Playhouse theatre goers will see the South Florida Regional Premiere of August: Osage County, winner of five Tony Awards including Best Play and a Pulitzer for Drama. Praised in the NY Times and Time magazine as one of the best in years, opening night guests gave it a standing ovation. Be prepared for a hilarious, albeit, long (three-act) play with outstanding performances that focuses on an American

family in crisis. The show runs through April 10 with performances Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. For tickets, call 305-444-9293 or visit online at http://actorsplayhouse.org. At GableStage, Tracy Letts’ other new comedy-drama, Superior Donuts, will run through April 12. Letts, who also authored two GableStage favorites, Killer Joe (2000) and Bug (2004), brings laugher yet again with a play dealing with an off-beat friendship that grows between a cantankerous white shop owner and an ambitious black teenager with something to hide. A Donut Shop in Chicago is the setting for old secrets, new beginnings and the redemptive power of friendship. Performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday are at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 and 7pm. Tel. 305-445-1119 or visit http://www.gablestage.org for details. Until next time, keep making each day count.. If you would like to submit information for this column, please send your news via email to gloriagalburns@aol.com.


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named sponsor to finish the construction and materials of the area so we can get started. We are also looking for proposals from groups, schools and individuals to rent the area.” Tracy Wilson Mourning held an event to benefit her organization, the Honey Shine Mentoring Program, in the Grove Retrospective Gallery in January and Steele invites other non-profits to do the same. “This gallery is also a non-profit with the goal of bringing art and artists back to the Grove and sharing art and culture with the community,” he said. Steele, who has been collecting antique cars, vintage posters and art his entire life, has always found a way to blend his passion for art with his desire to serve the community. He was chairman of Garden Pop in 2009, an event he organized to fund improvements to Pinecrest Gardens. He has also served on various Boards, including the Community Foundation of Pinecrest, American Heart Association, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Juvenile Research Coalition. Furthering his mission to share art with the public, Steele and the Grove Retrospective Gallery participate monthly in the Coconut

Grove Art Stroll, an event that is held the first Saturday of each month and features all of the Coconut Grove art galleries. During the month of February, Steele’s gallery featured local black artists in honor of Black History Month. This display, along with one of the finest collections of Haitian art, original Florida Highwaymen and pieces by local artist Purvis Young are still prominently displayed on the gallery walls. The next Coconut Grove Art Stroll will be held Saturday, April 2, 7 to 10 p.m. Stroll organizer Johnny Valdes said that the free, family-friendly event features “everything art – and includes dance, music, design and street performers.” “The Grove Retrospective Gallery’s involvement in Art Stroll has given the event great credibility because of the quality and value of the art it has on display,” Valdes added. The Grove Retrospective Gallery is located at 2911 Grand Avenue in the Mayfair Center in the Village of Coconut Grove and the telephone number is 305-742-7071. The gallery is open Tuesday – Thursday, 1 – 5 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 1 – 9 p.m. For a preview of artwork for sale, visit <www.acfineartsite.com.>

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It’s hard to understand Florida Gov. Rick Scott R. Kenneth Bluh KENNETH’S COMMENTARY Like him or not, you must admit that Florida Gov. Rick Scott is a controversial individual. Recently it seemed the entire state of Florida, governors from around the country, law enforcement agencies and the press from around the South were down on the governor for his position on killing a database that could go a long way in controlling the illegal sale of drugs — drugs that are killing approximately seven Floridians a day. Now, we are gushing all over the governor for allocating $77 million of state funds to deepen the Port of Miami so it will accommodate larger freighters that will be coming through an enlarged Panama Canal in the next three years. Interestingly, the conservative Republican is funding a project that liberal President Barack Obama cut from the budget in order to keep federal spending down. The Port of Miami expansion, the gover-

nor recognizes, will create permanent employment for thousands of South Floridians. Contrast this with the Tampa to Orlando bullet train that was near funding by the federal government. The project was killed by Scott as he correctly anticipated the project would cost the taxpayers money when federal funding ended and private sector contractors could pull out of its financial support or file bankruptcy to avoid making up the inevitable financial shortfall that comes with all public transportation projects. Two pluses for the governor: killing the Tampa/Orlando bullet train and funding the Port of Miami. But, there is one big, big “minus” for the governor and that is his controversial “pill mill” position. Most of the governor’s decisions are based on the cost to the taxpayer. While I frequently disagree with his decisions, I am pleased that we have a governor that is watching how our tax dollars are spent. But, his position on the pill mill database isn’t based upon its cost to the community. While I would still not agree with him if his objection was a cost to the taxpayer, I would at least see some consistency to his position. No, his objection is that it is an unnecessary intrusion into the lives of Floridians. Republican and Democrat politicians in

VIEWPOINT Tallahassee, including the President of the Senate Mike Haridopolos, are expressing disbelief at his apparent callous concern for the lives of those that he governs. Even the company that manufactures the No. 1 prescription drug containing oxycdone, which is being illegally sold to druggies, has offered to contribute $1 million to fund a Florida prescription database. While it is obviously an attempt by Pardue Pharma, a Connecticut pharmaceutical manufacturer, to buy goodwill with the money, it would have made funding the program that much easier. Still, the million-dollar offer was rejected by the governor. Simply stated, the database would allow physicians and state investigators to identify “doctor shopping” patients who go from doctor to doctor to obtain prescriptions for potent painkillers then on to CVS, Walgreens and other pharmacies to fill their prescriptions. The current crackdown on doctors writing the prescriptions is only one part of the solution. We need to know who is obtaining the illegal prescriptions.

A Libertarian position of “no” government intervention in the lives of the citizens of this country is more than a little stretch in the governor’s attempting to keep government from controlling our lives. Some things must be regulated, intrusion into our private lives or not. We keep a database of individuals who are permitted to practice medicine, ditto accountants, hairdressers and auto drivers. Would the governor suggest that we no longer license and keep track of who is permitted to drive on our streets because testing them and keeping a database of who is licensed is an intrusion into the private lives of our citizens? Please, governor, what is the real reason for killing the prescription database? Level with us!

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Official withdrawal of Mayor Stoddard’s letter FROM MAYOR STODDARD Following the advice of council, I have officially withdrawn my letter to Sharon McCain. I had some thoughts to share with you, permitted under the Sunshine Law as one-way communication (so please do not respond): It seems that Judge Harvey Schlesinger wrote an opinion for the District Court that was focussed on the particulars of that case, but which has been liberally interpreted to mean that deliberative bodies in government must deal with individuals who chronically disrupt or distract as incidents arise individually. I see a key difference between seeking a long-term remedy to chronic situation after the failure of repeated warnings and ejections, and the Jacksonville case where Brown had no prior history of disruptive behavior. Likewise I can't help but note that despite this opinion, judges to this day reserve for themselves the right to ban people from their courtrooms for as long as they see fit, or even toss folks in jail for being disrespectful. I am reminded of the state legislators who exempted themselves from the Sunshine Law. But arguing over the applicability of Judge Schlesinger's opinion to our situation probably won't prove terribly productive in any case - indeed, my monthly contribution to the ACLU will probably go toward supporting the opposing viewpoint. In some parliamentary systems, the chair devotes full attention to running the meeting and has the luxury of not voting. In our city, the unlucky chair has to run the meeting AND vote and thus needs to devote full attention to the matters under discussion. Every recent mayor in South Miami has found it hard to function both as a fair First Amendment judge, a meeting chair, and a City Commissioner, all at the same time. During Commission meetings, I find that I cannot take my attention off the speaker to decide whether background activity has risen to the level of being a distraction or disturbance, while keeping abreast of what is being presented and discussed, and simultaneously mulling Robert's Rules of Order. To hush someone or ask someone to leave totally throws my concentration, sometimes for as long as 5 minutes. Sometimes I look to Immanuel Kant's principle that we should act in ways that would work if everybody acted that way. I believe that if everybody were as conversant and animated as Sharon during commission meetings, and if everybody became as overtly angry as she does about their disagreements with others, Commission Meetings could not function. They are already compromised. The level of hostility in the room rises palpably when Sharon gets angry about an issue or a person's position. Her anger in the chambers and hallways affects the fabric of civil government. Many people find the angry tone absolutely unacceptable, and they take out their frustration with her contribution to that tone upon me. I field numerous phone calls and emails from residents irritated by her behavior, and I endure personal meetings in which people give me absolute hell for what she does and says in City Hall, like I was personally responsible for what she says and does. Of course, it's not just Sharon who expresses anger in commission meetings, but her unique charisma and energy set a sharply negative tone that others follow, affecting dynamics of the dais. The only other means I see available to preserve the chair's focus and improve civility in City Hall, is to delegate the responsibility of keeping the peace to a Sergeant at Arms, as is used in Judge Schlesinger's court as well as in the County Commission chambers. A sergeant at arms can provide much-needed relief for meeting chairs in South Miami, but will bring its own set of issues for civil libertarians. Above all though, we need to cooperate to find an effective way to keep City Hall a hospitable place for everyone to participate in city government. I really do need everyone's help at resolving what many see as a serious problem, and I hope to do so while protecting the civil rights of all citizens, staff, and commissioners. Regards, Philip --------------------------------------------------------------Dr. Phii lip K. Stoddard Mayor of South Miami 6130 Sunset Drive South Miami FL 33143-3209 305-342-0161 mobile www.CityofSouthMiami.net

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Vice Mayor Newman allegedly had Feingold believe that Commissioner Velma Palmer would vote against him if he did not step down willingly. Palmer actually spoke up in defense of the attorney during the March 1st commission meeting at which he resigned, wondering where the Vice Mayor got the power to single-handedly make personnel decisions. Palmer called Newman’s move “hateful,” “vindictive,” “spiteful” and “destructive.” When asked why Newman wanted him out, Feingold said “She tells me I spend too much time with the Mayor. She doesn’t like the way I rule. She tells others I’m too political. She’s told different people different things.”

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Feingold says he took an oath to never plead a false case, so he cannot interpret the law always to Newman’s liking. He noted a comment made online under the Miami Herald article, saying that it is “unreal to hear that a retail clerk is telling an attorney with nearly 50 years of law experience what to do with any type of contract.” Feingold has been a member of the American Bar Association since 1962 and previously served as the City of Miami Beach’s city attorney for six years. “I will honor my resignation unless the city needs me for a short time thereafter while finding my replacement,” concludes Feingold.

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protesting his action that would have violated McCain’s first amendment rights. “I don’t agree with what she does,” said Newman. “I don’t agree with how she acts and most of the time, I don’t agree with what she says but I disagree with her indefinite banning. A fifth grader would know that’s against her constitutional rights.” Quoting a scientific study on reactions to sleep deprivation, Stoddard said “It’s been a little difficult sleeping at home [since a home

burglary]. I may have taken a more extreme temperament than I usually would have.” During public remarks, McCain said she believed she and the Mayor were ‘okay now’ but referring to the letter’s delivery, said she “would like to know where in the city code it says the police department can knock on my door and try to deliver mail for five to six days? I find it an abuse of the police department for the Mayor to use them as a personal postal service.”


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Our Lady of Lourdes art students exhibit at NAFH National Bank of S. Miami office In the spirit of art appreciation and our youth, NAFH National Bank launched its 2011 Young Artists Series at the Bankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s South Miami branch (7312 Red Road) on Thursday, March 3rd, featuring student artists from Our Lady of Lourdes Academy. The exhibit continues for three weeks at the office. Approximately 50 people attended a special reception held at the South Miami office. Gardnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market in South Miami Pictured at the March 3rd student art exhibit are (L-R) Evan Rees, NAFH provided delicious food National Bank South Florida Market president, Mari Colina, bank vice president and South Miami office manager, and Lance Frazier, Gardners Markets. and beverages. 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;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; Said Mari Colina, vice president and manager of NAFH National teacher Yudit Perez, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Exhibiting their artBankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s South Miami office at the reception, work at the Bankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s South Miami office is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;These students rarely get a chance to dis- wonderful opportunity for our student play their excellent works in a public setting. artists to showcase their talent and gain â&#x20AC;&#x153;So we are delighted to provide them with a confidence. From all of us at Our Lady of venue to present their outstanding works. Lourdes Academy, we thank NAFH We welcome everyone â&#x20AC;&#x201C; customers and gen- National Bank for this opportunity and eral public alike â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to stop by and see the art- their generosity.â&#x20AC;? work during regular office hours.â&#x20AC;? The NAFH National Bank Young Artist ABOUT NAFH NATIONAL BANK Series features student artists from public NAFH National Bank, a wholly-owned and private schools in South Florida who subsidiary of North American Financial display fine art including oils, charcoals, Holdings, Inc., was formed on July 16, pastels and photography in bank offices. 2010 in connection with the purchase and Previously, the Young Artists Series has assumption of the operations of three banks hosted student exhibits from Coral Gables - Metro Bank of Dade County (FL); Senior High School, Palmer Trinity Turnberry Bank (FL); and First National School, Gulliver Preparatory School, South Bank of the South (SC). Collectively, the Miami Senior High School and Krop Bank operates 23 branches: 10 branches in Senior High School at various bank offices. South Florida and 13 branches in South Said Our Lady of Lourdes Academy art Carolina.

          

 

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Alvarez is ousted, Gimenez seeks the vote

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The voters have spoken and MiamiDade Mayor Carlos Alvarez is out. Enter Commissioner Carlos Gimenez. Gimenez has entered the race to be the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next mayor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; both in the short term, if the commissioners call a special election to fill the seat, and in the long term, when the 2012 countywide election is held. Gimenez, who has been a vocal critic of Alvarez since being elected to the county board in 2004, said that as mayor he will continue to promote the principles that have been central to his public service career: smaller government and lower taxes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a fiscally conservative commissioner and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be a fiscally conservative mayor,â&#x20AC;? said Gimenez. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I will work to streamline the government and reduce the number of departments. Executive salaries need to be decreased, including my own if I become mayor. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to lead by example.â&#x20AC;? Frustrated with the direction of MiamiDade government, Gimenez said that one of his goals will be to reform the way the county does business and make government more responsive. He supports charter reforms, structural reforms and setting term limits for commissioners. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to restore a government that works for the people, one of responsibility, accountability and transparency,â&#x20AC;? said Gimenez. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I will listen to the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residents and open my door to the entire community, not just to one segment.â&#x20AC;? Gimenez added that if voted in as mayor in a special election, the people will have no doubt who is in charge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I will not delegate power down to the current county manager, as was previously being done,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In 2012, this will not be an issue as the county manager position will be eliminated.â&#x20AC;? Commissioner Gimenez publicly criticized the Marlin Stadium finance deal and voted against the union contracts that included pay raises. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was the only one who voted against all of the union contracts because I knew that these would result in higher taxes for the people,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sure enough, the mayor later came to us and said he had to raise the millage. Our government was in this situation as a direct result of those contracts. I did not support those contracts or the tax increase. As mayor, I will work to reduce the tax

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burden on our residents.â&#x20AC;? During his more than 20 years of public service, Gimenez said that he has been guided by the principles of efficiency and fiscal responsibility. He began his career as a firefighter at age 20, and at age 37 became the youngest ever Miami fire chief. As fire chief, he reorganized and reduced the size of the department, saving taxpayers millions of dollars while increasing the service levels to residents. His accomplishments as fire chief earned him the position of city manager in 2000. During his tenure in this position, Gimenez restructured city government, restored fiscal stability, lowered taxes and raised the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bond rating from junk to investment grade. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of these are accomplishments that I am very proud of,â&#x20AC;? he said. Gimenez attended Christopher Columbus High School in Miami and received his Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree in Public Administration from Barry University. He married his high school sweetheart, Lourdes, and they have been married for 37 years. They have three grown children and two grandchildren. For more information on Carlos Gimenez, visit his campaign website at <www.gimenezformayor.com.>


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FPL selects area teachers to get classroom grants BY AMELIA GOMEZ

Florida Power & Light Company recently announced that several Miami-Dade teachers were selected to receive funding through FPL’s 2011 Renewable Energy Teacher Grant program. The winning teachers will receive the funding to support classroom projects that help teach students about renewable energy and adhere to the Florida State Board of Education’s Sunshine State Standards. In total, 43 teachers across FPL’s 35-county service territory have been selected to receive a total of $43,000 in 2011. “As renewable energy becomes more prevalent in the everyday lives of Floridians, an understanding of the technology is critical for our next generation of leaders,” said Manny Rodriguez, FPL’s external affairs manager for Miami-Dade County. “We applaud these dedicated teachers for creating forward-thinking, exciting projects that will enhance the science curriculum in their classrooms.” The winning teachers, schools, and projects in Miami-Dade are: Laurie Futterman, grades three through eight at David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center. Students take on a real-life goal of reducing energy usage by educating their classmates, families and communities in “Reducing Energy Costs and Carbon Emissions One School at a Time.” Roberta Stanley, grade six at Arvida Middle School. In “Home Sweet Energy Efficient Home,” students become architects as they design blueprints for an efficient home, taking into consideration insulation, windows, lighting, appliances and landscaping. Suzanne Wojcik, grades kindergarten through five at Poinciana Park Elementary School. “Powered by the Sun Fun” enables students to assemble a variety of solar powered machinery including windmills, trucks, scooters, racecars and motorboats. Susy Chu, grade eight at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School. After learning about the functionality of solar panels, students will design and build a model for their own “Solar Powered Vehicles.”

Karen Helding, grade eight at South Dade Middle School. While enjoying home-cooked hot dogs and s’mores made from solar ovens built by hand, students will study the effects of climate change and create a cookbook with recipes in “Solar Cooker.” Mohanalatha Pamajala, grade nine at Coral Reef High School. In “Solar Vehicles – Saving Energy in Transportation,” students apply their knowledge to design, build and race a vehicle powered only by sunlight. Award recipients are selected by the National Education Energy Development (NEED) project, a non-profit organization working with energy companies and agencies to bring balanced energy curriculum and training to the nation’s classrooms. “We are honored to be a partner in FPL’s effort to provide teacher training, solar installations, curriculum and classroom grants to schools in its service territory,” said NEED executive director Mary Spruill. “In our second year of the program, we’ve seen strongly written grants that will raise the level of energy knowledge among Florida’s teachers, students and families. At a time of declining school budgets, these grants provide educators the opportunity to truly teach science and to integrate practical knowledge of energy in their classrooms.” The awards range from $500 to $3,000 per project, based on the proposed budget and number of students that will benefit, and come from the NextEra Energy Foundation, which is funded by shareholders of FPL’s parent company, NextEra Energy Inc., the nation’s largest producer of renewable energy from the wind and the sun. This is the second year for FPL’s Renewable Energy Teacher Grant program and is part of a larger commitment to the state. Projects were judged according to stated goals, energy content, creativity and plans for budget and evaluation. Completed projects may be featured on FPL’s Solar Station website at <www.FPL.com/solarstations>.

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Estate becomes magical island during Deering Seafood Festival BY SHEILA STIEGLITZ

One very special day each year the historic Deering Estate at Cutler is transformed into a magical island with calypso rhythms, colorfully costumed dancers and mountains of Florida’s freshest seafood. This year the family-friendly celebration begins at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Mar. 27, when

Ferguson (co-author of Lionfish Cookbook), join him and share their unique recipes, and prepare delectable samples of seafood dishes for the cooking enthusiasts. Johnson & Wales culinary students work alongside the chefs and offer assistance in food preparation. Local restaurants prepare their specialties featuring scrumptious bounty from the

Florida’s freshest seafood is served at the historic Deering Estate at Cutler during the Deering Seafood Festival.

the seventh annual Deering Seafood Festival opens its doors to the sounds of steel drums with towering stilt walkers greeting each guest. Under the big top tent, Dean Max (3030 Ocean) who was recently crowned the King of American Seafood, heads the local celebrity chef cooking demonstrations. Chef Jouvens Jean (SAWA Village of Merrick Park), Chef Sean Bernal (Sushi Samba) and from the Bahamas Chef Tricia

sea. Golden Rule Seafood Market, Whole Foods Market, Black Point Ocean Grill, Iggy’s Street Wok, Imlee Indian Bistro, Miller Alehouse, Paella Party, Rodbender’s Raw Bar & Grill, Shibui Japanese Restaurant and Sports Grill offer an outstanding array of the freshest catch that includes delicious lobster, fried conch, shrimp egg rolls, grilled dolphin, garlic blue crabs and heaping mounds of shrimp that are steamed, fried, or just peel and eat.

Set in the biggest backyard on Biscayne Bay, the festival is non-stop fun. While a parade of Bahamian Junkanoo musicians playfully weave throughout the crowd, emcee Trent Aric, Channel 10’s chief meteorologist, keeps the onstage entertainment jumping with the Harbor Islanders, a lively Brazilian Revue, and the music of the popular VIVA Rock Band to close out the day. New to the Li’l Shrimp Kids Zone is the Deering Discovery Cove, created by the estate’s Educational and Interpretive Staff, where kids experience a simulated underwater archeological adventure. In the Cove, boys and girls build their own seaworthy exploration vessels and then embark on a journey where they will discover a mangrove shipwreck and pirates’ treasures, uncover fossils, and explore the fascinating bioluminescence of creatures that live deep beneath the sea. The Kids Zone also offers unlimited fun

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Kanas Family Foundation gives $1M to United Way BY YANET OBARRIO SANCHEZ

United Way of Miami Dade has been presented with a $1 million donation from the John and Elaine Kanas Family Foundation. This gift represents the single largest individual unrestricted gift to the 2010 campaign, which will impact directly United Way’s work to advance the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all Miami-Dade residents. The gift was recognized at a reception with United Way board members and key supporters. Mr. Kanas is chair, president and CEO of BankUnited, the largest bank headquartered in Florida. In May 2009, he led a group of investors in purchasing the bank, and since then has spent much of his time in South Florida running the bank and getting to know the community. “My family and I have spent a lot of time in South Florida since I became involved with BankUnited,”

Kanas said. “As in many communities, there are not enough resources to meet the tremendous needs of underserved populations. We are honored to share this gift with an organization that is making such a difference in people’s lives. “Childhood education is an important element of preparing tomorrow’s entrepreneurs and employees. We know this gift will create better futures for children in South Florida.” Harve Mogul, president and CEO of United Way of MiamiDade, added, “We are so very grateful to John and Elaine for this most generous unrestricted gift, which will have tremendous impact on thousands of lives in our community who depend on the work of United Way. This is an incredible example of the family’s philanthropic spirit.” For information, visit online at <www.unitedwaymiami.org> or <www.facebook.com/UnitedWay Miami>.

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‘DMV to Go’ coming to Downtown Miami on Mar. 24 The Miami-Dade County Office of Community Advocacy joins efforts with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DMV) to bring residents “DMV to Go” on Mar. 24. This will offer residents a convenient central location in at the Miami-Dade Government Center, 111 NW First St. in Downtown Miami, for a number of DMV services such as license renewals, tag renewals and identification cards. Space is limited, so residents are encouraged to reserve a spot online at <www.miamidade.gov/ocr>. Anyone who is interested can visit the Stephen P. Clark Center, in the main lobby, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Office of Community Advocacy at 305-375-5730.

MIAMI HEAT’S JAMES JONES TO HOST MAR. 24 FUNDRAISER Miami Heat’s James Jones will show his support for the Overtown Rhythm and Arts Festival during the “Get Your Sport On” fundraiser on Mar. 24 at Morton’s Coral Gables, 2333 Ponce De Leon Blvd. For a $10 donation to the Overtown Rhythm and Arts Festival, attendees at the fundraiser will enjoy one free drink and light appetizers. Guests also will have the opportu-

nity to win a Marlins VIP Experience package, as well as Miami Heat tickets and a team autographed Miami Heat basketball raffled by Jones himself. All proceeds will benefit the Overtown Rhythm and Arts Festival, which aims to celebrate the rich history of one of Miami’s earliest settlements, Overtown. For more information, visit online at <www.overtownfestival.com>.

ENJOY A TASTE OF BRICKELL FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL A food wine festival, featuring over 50 fine dining establishments and vendors, wine garden, live concert and Kids Zone is coming to South Florida on Mar. 26, from noon to 10 p.m., at 1201 Brickell Bay Dr. There will be a food tasting beginning at noon followed by a live concert at 1 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Kristi House. More than 50 fine dining establishments in Downtown Miami and Brickell’s core will be featured along with, vendors, sponsors and non-profit organizations that will help bring thousands together to experience an exchange of food and music in the heart of Brickell on beautiful Biscayne Bay. For more information, visit online at <www.tasteofbrickell.com>.

COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS W.C.S. DRAMA DEPT. TO PRESENT ‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM’ The Westminster Christian High School (WCS) Drama Department presents Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Mar. 29 and 30, at 7:30 p.m., in the Guarch Family Auditorium, 6855 SW 152 St. in Palmetto Bay. One of Shakespeare’s great comedy plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream revolves around the adventures of four young lovers, a group of amateur actors and their interactions with the fairies who inhabit a moonlit forest. The story takes place in midsummer and is a complex farce featuring Hermia (senior Katherine Diaz) and Lysander (freshman Michael Martinez), and Helena (senior Camille Manso) and Demetrius (senior Miguel de la Rosa). Puck (freshman Anabella Mazariegos) is a major character who is full of mischief and tricks. Another visitor to the enchanted forest is Bottom (sophomore Justin Filpes). The play is directed by WCS drama instructor Rick T. Adams. For more information, contact the WCS Fine Arts Office at 305-233-2030.

ARCHDIOCESE OF MIAMI GALA SLATED FOR APR. 9 The Archdiocese of Miami will hold a gala on Apr. 9, 7 p.m., at the JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami. Archbishop Thomas Wenski will attend the gala, which is being chaired by local philanthropist Bunny Bastian and will benefit the Leadership Learning Center at St. John Bosco Parish and the Pierre Toussaint Leadership Learning Center at Notre Dame d’Haiti Mission. The St. John Bosco center is a unique after school program that has obtained amazing results with at-risk kids. The gala will begin with a cocktail silent auction reception followed by dinner and dancing. For tickets and information, send email to Martha Velasquez at <mvelasquez@theadom.org> or call 305-762- 1051. VILLAGE OF MERRICK PARK TO HOST ‘FAMILY DAY’ EVENT ON APR. 9 Village of Merrick Park invites guests to

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enjoy “Family Day,” an afternoon of shopping and fun for the entire family, on Apr 9. The event will take place at 358 San Lorenzo Ave. and will feature children’s activities throughout the center along with an interactive kids deejay and a scavenger hunt with prizes, celebrating the many children’s stores within the center such as Janie & Jack, Pottery Barn Kids and the recently opened Gymboree Play & Music and Pili Carrera. Another event component is a raffle benefiting the Children First Society for UM Pediatrics, a foundation dedicated to supporting the treatment and prevention of illnesses in children throughout South Florida and beyond. For more information, all Erica Diamond at 305-534-0081.

MIAMI WIND SYMPHONY SETS INAUGURAL SEASON PREVIEW The public is invited to attend the debut performance of the Miami Wind Symphony, an ensemble of South Florida’s finest professional woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists on Apr. 10 at 4 p.m. The concert will take place at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 E. Flagler St., and will feature Aaron Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait narrated by WPLG-Local 10 News anchor Calvin Hughes.

Led by artistic director Rodester Brandon, chair of the Music, Dance and Theater Departments at Miami Dade College, the 50person ensemble is one of only two organizations of its kind in the United States. For more information, visit online at <www.ticketmaster.com>.

CONFERENCE TO FOCUS ON ETHICS IN PUBLIC OFFICE “When Politics and Ethics Collide: A Symposium on the Interplay of Ethical Standards in the Public Arena” will take place on Apr. 15, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the St. Thomas School of Law, 16401 NW 37 Ave. in Miami Gardens. Some of Florida’s most respected legal and political leaders will share their insights on challenges to the values and principles of those holding and seeking public office during a daylong conference sponsored by the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust, St. Thomas University and the Daily Business Review. Topics for discussion will focus on the climate of corruption, campaigning and elections, the appearance of impropriety, lobbying and conflicts of interest. The registration fee includes morning refreshments, lunch and all materials. The cost is $40, if paid by April 13, and $50 at the door. CLE credits will be available. For more information and registration, visit <www.stu.edu/ethics> or call Cathy Hayes at 305-623-2324.

CHILDREN FIRST SOCIETY SUPPORTS U.M. PEDIATRICS Children First Society (CFS) is a young professional volunteer group at UM Pediatrics with a mission to fundraise for programs to improve child health issues. CFS is dedicated to raising awareness and supporting the wide array of programs at UHealth Pediatrics. The group also is committed to developing and expanding support and building a significant community of young individuals who have a passion for improving child health. UHealth Pediatrics is the largest research and treatment institute for children in the Southeastern United States. With 22 clinical divisions and centers, it provides a comprehensive approach to healthcare for the benefit of tens of thousands of infants, children and adolescents annually. As part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the Department of Pediatrics is integrated into a dynamic research environment where innovative and effective treatments and cures are under development. For more information, call 305-534-0081. PAN AMERICAN ORCHID CLUB SCHEDULES MEETINGS, EVENT The Pan American Orchid Club (PAOS) is a society for orchid enthusiasts who want to learn about orchid varieties and their care. Meetings are conducted the third Tuesday of every month at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 11295 SW 57 Ave. in Pinecrest, starting at 7:30 p.m. As part of its mission, the club conducts an annual conservation service project. This year’s

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project, conducted recently, involved attaching orchids to trees at the beautiful Pinecrest Gardens. The PAOS will have an orchid auction on Apr. 12. Come join and have a good time and take home a beautiful orchid.

COUNTY HELPING HOMEOWNERS MAKE HOMES WEATHER WISE Miami-Dade Community Action Agency’s Weatherization Assistance Program is assisting residents with making their homes more energy efficient. The program currently is accepting applications from qualified homeowners who may be eligible to receive free weatherization services to make their homes more energy efficient and reduce energy costs. Homeowners may receive home energy upgrades that include repair or replacement of windows, doors, low flow fixtures, replacement of ceiling insulation, appliances, repair or replacement of air-conditioning units, and water heaters among other services. Participation in the program is based on household income meeting established U.S. Poverty Guidelines, as well as, an energy home audit. Priority is given to families with children, the elderly and the disabled. Applications are being accepted at Community Action Agency Service Centers throughout Miami-Dade County. For additional information on the Weatherization Assistance Program or to locate a Service Center in your area, call the Community Action Agency at 786-469-4600.


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Healthy eating at heart of food festival, Apr. 10 BY ROBERT HAMILTON

The Heart of a Chef (HOAC): A Foodalicious Festival is a unique culinary experience to take place on Apr. 10. Once again, the Florida Heart Research Institute will be hosting the event in collaboration with the Miami Science Museum from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The emphasis will be on the prevention of childhood obesity along with educating people of all ages to live a heart healthy lifestyle. Through this festival, the Florida Heart Research Institute will show the community how to incorporate healthy options through fun initiatives within the day’s activities. Some activities will include free food tastings, wine with the wildlife, healthy substitution seminars, chef cook-off’s between Whole Foods vs. Le Cordon Bleu, Miami Dade Senior High Competition, and 1500º executive chef and Hell’s Kitchen runnerup Paula DaSilva vs. 1500º sous chef and fellow Hell’s Kitchen contestant Ben Walanka. Joining the teams will be 1500º kitchen staff Adrienne Grenier and Gerard Ladso Sr. Also featuring Slow Food Movement, presenting “What’s In Your Lunch Box” and Cindy Hill, founder of Once Upon a Carrot, a community-based organization dedicated to fighting childhood obesity. Jimmy Morales and daughter, Nora, will be co-chairs of the Heart of a Chef for the second year in a row. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida will

be this year’s presenting sponsor. In addition, Whole Foods is the title sponsor and continues to support this initiative annually. Other sponsors include HealthCorps, Brustman Carrino PR, Panache, Le Cordon Bleu, Nespresso, SmartWater, I Heart Olive Oil, CBS4, and The Gallery Interiors to name a few. To purchase tickets and for more information go online to <www.heartofachef.org>. Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death and disability in the U.S. There are more

than 50,000 deaths a year attributable to cardiovascular disease, and hospitalization costs to care for this disease will top $18.6 million in 2011. FHRI was founded more than 65 years ago as Miami Heart Research Institute, an international leader with a mission to Stop Heart Disease through cardiovascular research, education, and prevention programs. For more information regarding these and other projects at Florida Heart Research Institute, contact Staci Ehrenkrantz at 305-586-7025, or visit online at <www.floridaheartresearch.org>.

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Miami Children’s Chorus bound for South Africa BY ANALY MENDEZ

The Miami Children’s Chorus’ 2011 summer performance tour will include a trip to South Africa. In preparation for the trip the MCC will have a benefit concert and silent auction, titled “Ubuntu! Bound for South Africa,” on Mar. 25 at St. Philips Episcopal Church, 1142 Coral Way in Coral Gables, to raise funds for the tour. The auction begins at 6:30 p.m. and the concert at 8 p.m. Proceeds for this event will benefit the Miami Children’s Chorus South Africa Tour, and help to lower travel expenses associated with this choral tour for MCC families. The tour, scheduled for June 15-26, will give chorus members the opportunity to make long-lasting connections with the people of South Africa. They will have the opportunity to perform with South African choral groups, to experience South African culture, and to share American culture and joy of singing with South African audiences. The tour will go to Johannesburg, Soweto, Pretoria and Cape Town. It will

feature four concert presentations including joint concerts with South African Choirs, two workshops/choral exchanges with local South African conductors and choirs, a World Premier Performance of a new South African song, a Game Reserve Safari Experience, and a community service project with a local school. “Ubuntu!” will feature the spectacular musicianship of the Advanced Chorus, performances by MCC Alumni, as well as solo performances by several MCC members who will dazzle audiences with their singing and instrumental abilities. In addition to the artistry of MCC choristers and alumni, the evening will feature a silent auction. This activity has the potential to garner great attention from guests and to raise significant funds for the MCC community. The Miami Children’s Chorus is reaching out to the South Florida community and asking for support. For more information regarding the Miami Children’s Chorus, and its concert schedule visit online at <www.miamichildrenschorus.org> or call 305-662-7494.


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Seminar to discuss: How to run a clean campaign BY RHONDA VICTOR SIBILIA

Citizens considering running for elected office can learn how to do it right by attending the next Campaign Skills Seminar sponsored by the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust. The seminar on Thursday, Apr. 7, 6:30 p.m., at the North Miami Police Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Service Room, 700 NE 124 St., will provide essential information on fundraising and record keeping to candidates, campaign treasurers, volunteers and anyone who wants to understand the legal and ethical obligations of seeking public office. Speakers include representatives of the Miami-Dade Ethics Commission,

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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 costs, Perdigon says. Not only will you lose your home, you could also be forced to pay what you owe on your mortgage plus additional fees. Worse still, it will be reflected on your

credit report for three to five years. Your best option, says Perdigon, may be a short sale. In the past few years, short sales have become the leading distressed property solution. “With a short sale, your house is sold for less than what you owe on your mortgage, and your lender willingly accepts the proceeds from the sale as payment in full,” says Perdigon. “No lien is filed against you, the sale is reflected on your credit report for only 12 to 18 months, and in some cases the lender will even contribute up to $30,000 to cover your relocation expenses.” Before making such an important decision, though, seek professional advice. Perdigon Title Services has special expertise in handling short sales, and its attorney partner can guide you through all aspects of what can be a complex transaction. “We’ve successfully handled hundreds of short sale transactions over the past few years,” says Perdigon. “We’ll work closely with you, your realtor and your lender to ensure the quickest and best possible outcome for all.” For a free initial consultation to determine if a short sale is right for you, contact Perdigon Title Services at 305-728-8184, or e-mail rperdigon@perdigontitle.com.

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‘Young Talent Big Dreams’ contest winners announced BY YANEISY BLANCO

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre — together with presenting sponsor, The Children’s Trust — recently announced the winners of “Young Talent Big Dreams,” the most widespread local youth talent contest in Miami-Dade history. A marathon of semi-finals and final competitions for student performers ages 8-17 was conducted at the Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre. Participants competed for prizes ranging from master classes, public performance opportunities and cash awards to free tickets to local attractions and shows. The contest featured a total of seven categories including individual song, dance, spoken word and musical instrument, and group categories, including dance, musical groups and instrumental groups with vocals. The semifinals and finals were conducted before a live audience. Each act was allotted up to one minute during their preliminary audition performance, and was given two minutes for the semifinal and final-round performance. Two contestants in each performance category from each preliminary audition location competed in the semifinals and three contestants in each category in the semifinals advanced to the finals. A winner in each category and an overall winner were selected. “Young Talent Big Dreams” contest winners include: Patrick Barham, 12, Individual Musical Instrument and Overall Grand Prize Winner; Biana Pinchuk, 8, Individual Vocal; Denise McArthur, 15, Individual Spoken Word; Allondra Gonzalez, 13, Individual Dance; Nicole Elias, 17; Christopher Garriga, 15; Santiago Olaguibel, 16; Fernando Ferrarone, 15; Ryan Slatko, 17, and Miguel Fernandez, 17, of the Blue Money Jazz Sextet, Group Instrumental with Vocals;

Gabriella and Sabrina Martinez, 12, Group Musical Instrumental, and Sabrina Almedia, 10, and Kimika Popowski, 11, of Tap That Beat, Group Dance. Over a period of six months, hundreds of contestants attended six preliminary auditions in distinct geographic neighborhoods throughout Miami-Dade, including the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables, Joseph Caleb Auditorium in Miami; Mary Ann Wolfe Theatre at FIU in North Miami; Wertheim Performing Arts Center at FIU in West Miami-Dade; ArtSouth Sanctuary Theatre in Homestead, and Byron Carlyle Theater in Miami Beach. “It was an amazing conclusion to a year of planning, hard work and collaboration throughout Miami-Dade County,” said Modesto E. Abety, president and CEO of The Children’s Trust. “We are inspired by all the young talent and dedicated parents we’ve met along the way and look forward to providing many more opportunities to young people through this competition next year.” “Actors’ Playhouse is thrilled by the overwhelming success of our ‘Young Talent Big Dreams’ talent contest,” said Barbara S. Stein, executive producing director for Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre. “It was clear by the enthusiasm of the contestants and their families that this opportunity meant a great deal to them personally by giving them the chance to showcase their talents to the community. “The judges had difficult decisions to make since the overall talent in the semi finals and finals was exceptional in all categories. We are proud of the contestants, all of whom are winners. Actors’ Playhouse is also proud of our partnership with The Children’s Trust, the presenting sponsor of ‘Young Talent Big Dreams,’ who allowed us to create this wonderful event,” Stein added.

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3/31/11— WALK-IN TO SAVE PUBLIC EDUCATION BY KAREN ARONOWITZ, President, United Teachers of Dade

On Thursday, March 31, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., I am asking each one of you reading this to go to any public school close to you, and show your support for public education by WALKING IN to a school. On this day, United Teachers of Dade, in cooperation with community organizations, parents, and many public sector employees including nurses, firefighters, police, transit workers and others will come out to our public schools to protect our children and the schools that serve them. We need you to join us. Thousands of citizens must stand up against the cuts to education funding that will leave children without the education they need for their future. Last year, two brave mothers staged a hunger strike because of the cuts their children faced in critical education programming. Unions often come under media fire for supposedly planning workplace walk outs, which we do not condone in any way. Instead, we want our entire community to stand with us as we WALK IN to schools to stand up for Public Education. Right now is a critical time. Our schools, our teachers and support

staff, and our children are in danger from legislation that cuts funding to our classrooms and places money in the hands of profiteers. It is urgent that we act together to demonstrate public outrage at what is occurring in Tallahassee. The Florida legislature is withdrawing billions of dollars of funding from public education and weakening the economic power of working Floridians. They are wasting money on programs known to be failures such as pay for performance models they are currently legislating. For example: • $215 million reduction to Miami-Dade Public Schools funding alone. • No funding provided to districts for a pay-for-performance model. • $2 billion wasted on creating more tests, not for the benefit of students. • Children placed in larger classes. • Children placed in virtual classes without a classroom teacher or interaction with other students. • Experienced and successful teachers fired for no reason at end of year. The Governor of Florida and other states have said they can’t afford to educate America’s children. How is it that the most prosperous, democratic country in the world would fail to educate her children? How dare this governor and legislators say they will not pay for public education! Walk in with us to our public schools on 3-31-11 to show our governor and lawmakers that the people will not tolerate these threats to our right to a public education system. The United Teachers of Dade represents 32,000 teachers and school support personnel in MDCPS. The union is committed to being a leader in creating public school reform, fostering a quality public education for all students and elevating the professional status of teachers, paraprofessionals, office employees, and all school support personnel.

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Krispy Kreme grand opening benefits Easter Seals efforts BY GARY ALAN RUSE

When the new Krispy Kreme opened its doors in Palmetto Bay for its grand opening on Monday, Mar. 7, it didn’t just launch a new location for the popular food franchise, it also benefited the local Easter Seals organization in several ways. Present for the special ceremony at 16851 S. Dixie Hwy. were James Cosentino, owner, and his daughter Marialana Lococo, vice president of operations; Luanne K. Welch, president of Easter Seals South Florida, and a number of students who participated in a cooking event. Lococo explained how it came about. “We initially put out a notice of ‘Bake the Cake’ for the store, and when people responded, we found out they were special needs kids, so we brought them into it so they could come here and really feel good about what they do at the culinary part of their school,” Lococo said. A check also was given to Easter Seals by James and Marialana to assist the work of Easter Seals. Welch was pleased by the donation and even more by the fact that the students were able to participate in the event. “Just like its brand promises to do, Krispy Kreme created a lot of joy at Easter Seals South Florida by including our kids in this grand opening event,” Welch said. “Our culinary arts high school students were delighted to design and create Krispy Kreme doughnut cakes and participate in the celebration. “We are grateful for Krispy Kreme’s monetary donation, too. Easter Seals relies on this kind of community engagement and support to help us make small miracles happen every day for children and adults with disabilities at Easter Seals.” Welch explained that the mission of Easter Seals South Florida is to provide exceptional services so that people with autism, Alzheimer’s and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in the community. Helping to welcome the new Krispy

Pictured (l-r) are Palmetto Bay Councilmember Joan Lindsay; students Claudette King and Jared Lopez; Palmetto Bay Councilmember Howard J. Tendrich; Ed Ludovici, Esq.; Marialana Lococo, vice president of operations, Krispy Kreme; James Cosentino, owner; Palmetto Bay Mayor Shelley Stanczyk, and students Andres Gomez and Joshua Morejon. (Photo by Bill Meiklejohn) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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The Bakehouse Art Complex (BAC), a non-profit arts organization, celebrating its 25th anniversary year, on Mar. 12 opened its first, juried printmaking exhibit, “Impressed,” with the works of 27 emerging and mid-career, contemporary printmakers. The show continues through Apr. 1. “This elite show includes varied types of prints: etching, engraving, intaglio, drypoint, silkscreen, lithography, monoprint, woodcut, wood engraving and linocuts,” said Lauren Wagner, director of exhibitions and curator of BAC. “Artists are from Palm Beach, Dade and Monroe counties and works were juried by Pavel Ouporov, Suzanne Sherer and Tom Virgin.” Eddy Lopez is one of the outstanding artists whose works are included. “Major artistic influences include the late Jeffrey Olson as well as Old Master painters — Velasquez, Goya, Rembrandt,” Lopez said. Lopez emigrated to the United States from Matagalpa, Nicaragua, at age 9. He was sent to live with his much older siblings in Miami by his parents who wanted to protect him from the communist Sandinista regime’s draft of 12-year-old children. His English vocabulary consisted of “thank you” and “blue,” but he soon entered the gifted program in elementary school. As an Advanced Placement student at Southwest High School, he gained remarkable proficiency with computer-generated as well as hand-created art, under the direction of his teacher, Rita Touzet. Lopez thrived at Miami Dade College (MDC) with Alberto Mesa’s instruction, and at Florida International University with

Richard Duncan, where he completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts. Lopez now is a Master of Fine Arts candidate at the University of Miami, studying printmaking with Lise Drost, MFA, and has been awarded a graduate assistantship beginning this August. As marketing manager of MDC Community Education, he works in the area of design, rather than art. These are two distinct and separate areas. “Art explores ideas, some controversial; has no set purpose and [is] not always appealing to everyone. Design has a purpose, carries a message and has mass appeal.” His duties at MDC also include teaching responsibilities in which he enjoys giving students “the opportunity for growth to improve their lives and to help them gain an appreciation for the role of art and design in our daily living.” Lopez encourages his students to take an active, participatory role in community life by attending any and all art and cultural events, as well as giving back to the community by donating time and labor to mural painting projects for the Latin Jazz Festival at MDC and the Dade County Police 9-1-1 Call Center. He also donates time every week to giving pro bono art classes for cloistered nuns at Holy Trinity Monastery Convent in Hialeah. Lopez lives with Vincent, his white Maltese. Prospective students may reach him at 305-237-2634 and or via email at <elopez1@mdc.edu>. The Bakehouse Art Complex is located at 561 NW 32 St. and is open daily, noon-5 p.m. For more information phone 305-5762828 or visit online at <www.bacfl.org>.

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My Lawn Man wants to top my Live Oak Tree for the STORM SEASON. Should I have him do this? THE ARBORIST

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trees" that are expensive to treat, repair, and care for. Hurricane tree-trimming basics for hardwood trees • Reduction pruning is an effective alternative to topping. It reduces the size of longer branches by cutting back to a lateral branch. Some branches are removed at their point of origin. • Avoid excessive thinning of interior branches. It can lead to rapid growth of upright interior shoots and limb breakage. • The best way to learn to manage tree growth and maintain tree health is to consult a Certified Arborist. These tree care professionals know how to safely prune trees, and they can couch you as a homeowner how to best maintain and care for them throughout the year. Ron von Paulus is an International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist (ID # Fl5770A) and has more than 20 years experience working with trees in South Florida. He offers free consultations to homeowners and businesses. He can be reached at Big Ron’s Tree Service 305-588-3091 or by email at <ron@BigRonsTreeService.com>

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