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Get back to basics at Ed’s Boot Camp BY NANCY EAGLETON

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t Ed’s Boot Camp, no class is ever the same and workouts are tailored to meet various fitness levels, from beginners to advanced. Ed’s Boot Camp sessions are offered at in the mornings and evenings at locations in South Miami, Coral Gables, Kendall, Palmetto Bay, Coconut Grove and Doral, making them convenient for busy executives and work-at-home moms alike. Ed Delatorre of Ed’s Boot Camp describes his classes as “tweaked versions of the good ole’ fashion middle school phys ed classes.” The trainers blend “back to basics” calisthenics, stair work, plyometrics, core work, stretching, agility and speed drills with modern-day Pilates, kick boxing and yoga. “Our boot camp classes are great for those who are bored with the same fitness routine,” said Delatorre. “They are good for the newbie who hasn’t exercised in long time and they work well for athletes who want to cross-train.”

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Maroun Khoury, owner of Khoury's Restaurant on SW 73 St., takes a break to read his favorite newspaper, the South Miami News.

Pioneer in medical laser treatments moves practice to the neighborhood BY NANCY EAGLETON

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Wolfpack to nab DUI violators

t Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, board certified dermatologist, Jill Waibel, M.D., specializes in cutaneous laser surgery and has successfully developed industry leading procedures for the treatment of scars, including acne, surgery, trauma and burn scars. Although cutaneous laser surgery and the treatment of burn survivors are Dr. Waibel’s

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cting Chief of Police Lisa Morton has announced that South Miami Police Department will host a Multiagency DUI Saturation Patrol “Wolfpack” event startubg at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 10 in South Miami, The operation will target impaired drivers, speed violators, defective equipment violations and drivers with suspended licenses, as well as providing seatbelt education. Partnering with 25 other police agencies, the initiative is planned to provide high visibility to help reduce vehicle crashes and DUI violations, continuing for seven hours until 3 a.m. Saturday, September 11.. “We will be out making sure drunk drivers are off the road in South Miami” said DUI Coordinator Detective Michael Weissberg. “Nothing will be able to save you from the consequences of drunk driving. If we catch you, we will arrest you. No exceptions. No excuses.” South Miami police recommends designating a sober driver rather than allowing friends to drive in drunken condition, a simple steps to avoid a tragic crash or an arrest for impaired driving. Other important tips: • Designate a sober driver before going out and give that person your keys. • If impaired, call a taxi. • Report drunk drivers you see on the road to law enforcement by calling 911 or FHP. • Wear a seat belt. “Drunk driving is simply not worth the risk. It is deadly serious and against the law. Violators will be spending their money on bail, court, lawyers and towing fees instead of buying new cell phones, dinners, and going to the movies,” added Weissberg.


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Delatorre continued, “We tailor the exercises for each individual and never leave anyone behind. We focus on the individual during the classes, even though it is a group class. It’s just one aspect that sets us apart from other boot camps.” Delatorre employs 12 to 15 instructors who all have various fitness training certifications. Some have physical therapy degrees or sports medicine experience and others were Navy Seals or college athletes “Despite their backgrounds or education, before teaching, all instructors must pass an intensive 160-hour certification course under my supervision,” said Delatorre. The team meets daily to share ideas and review client evaluation surveys, which are conducted on a regular basis. The trainers rotate to the six different boot camp locations in order to provide clients with training variety. All equipment needed for the classes, such as free weights and resistance bands, is provided. Deborah Davis, a school teacher at Howard Drive Elementary, has been attending Ed’s Boot Camp for seven years. She and several other teachers from her school frequent the camp held at Coral

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Reef Park in Palmetto Bay. “The trainers rotate to different locations each day, so no class is ever the same,” said Davis, who attends four to five classes each week. “The trainers challenge and motivate you in different ways during each class.” Delatorre started Ed’s Boot Camp in South Miami in 1988 and the Bethel Gibson Community Center on SW 66 Street continues to serve as the flagship location. The fitness center at the Community Center has a fully equipped gym and features cardio machines, weight machines, free weights, lockers and showers. Delatorre said this fitness center is perfect for the person who would like to join the gym and expand their fitness routine. He offers customized personal training sessions, as well as a 30-minute Express Program at this facility. “Personal training is perfect for someone who may be apprehensive about the boot camp’s intensity,” said Delatorre. “Many people choose to train one-on-one for six to eight weeks in a customized program that will help them improve their fitness level and achieve desired results.” Delatorre, who was born in Miami, was in the U.S. Marines and received a bachelor’s degree in nursing. He was introduced to weight training by his middle school football and track and field coaches, and

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since that time, it’s always been a part of his life. “After high school, I consistently had people asking me to help train them,” said Delatorre. “The boot camps were a natural progression from these personal training sessions.” At Ed’s Boot Camp, there are never any contracts or registration fees. For $99 per month, you can attend unlimited classes at any of the six locations. Day passes are $15

per class. Ed’s Boot Camps are offered at the Bethel Gibson Community Center and Murray Park, serving South Miami and Coral Gables, Coral Reef Park in Palmetto Bay, Kendall Soccer Park in Kendall, Kennedy Park in Coconut Grove and Doral Meadows Park in Doral. For more information, call 305-6139920 or go online to <www.edsbootcamp.com.>


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Tea Party raises funds for MCH Foundation

Gloria Burns GLORIAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GAB GFWC C Cocoo Plum m Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ss Club raised $2,550 at its third annual tea party in August. The affair, which drew a crowd of 98 guests was orchestrated by Maxine Bizette, president; Annn Robson, 1st vice; M a ryy Louu Winkler, 2nd vice; Peggy Vital, corresponding secretary; Heike Leibkuchler, treasurer; Pamelaa Ciravolo, financial secretary and board members, Nadinee laGuette,, Eleanoree Simpson, Rosannn Whittenn andd Emiliee Wenner..

Proceeds from the event benefitted the Miami Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital Foundation with Annn Lyons, of Miami Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital, accepting the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s check on behalf of the MCH Foundation. GFWC Coco Plum Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club, located at 1375 Sunset Drive, is open to new members who are interested in becoming involved in charitable activities. For information, call 305-665-5731 or email <mabizette@bellsouth.net,> C Coral Speaking of clubs, the GFWC Gabless Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ss Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s May Van Sickle Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dental Clinic is now reopened after the summer break and for the start of the new school year. This clinic, owned and operated by the members of the CGWC, provides more than $160,000 in free dental care annually to those children who are in need and fall between the cracks in our healthcare system. This group of women, who come from all over Miami-Dade County, can been seen involved in numerous activities. From collecting items for the schools and those in need, making and delivering food baskets during the holidays to families who are suffering hardship to sending packages to soldiers and to supporting numerous charitable activities, these women cover the county with good works. For more information on that club, go online to <www.coralgableswomansclub.org.> Zooo Miamii andd Walmart will again offer $55 days, previously offered in July to celebrate Zoo Miamiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 30th birthday celebration. Visit Zoo Miami on Thursday, 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; Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talent show winner, Natalia Sulca, and Michael Aller with winner of 2nd Annual Talent Show-Down, Nick Merico (center).

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on Augustt 25,, emceed by Michaell Aller, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Miami Beach,â&#x20AC;? director of tourism. Guests enjoyed great hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres, Blue Belll Icee Cream,, Caoo Chocolates,, as well as music by HNP P roductionss and Networkingg Par Excellence, while listening to some great talented singers nominated to compete by the participating organization. A super talented young man, Nick Merico, whom you can be sure is tired of being compared to Justin Bieber, won the hearts of the crowd and took first place. He was sponsored by the Aventura Marketing Council. Other contestants included Mike Colucci,, Quitinn Davis,, Patrickk Harris, JEI,, Stephaniee L lamass and second place winner, Paull Zulueta.. Until next time, keep making each day count. If you would like to submit information for this column, please send your news via e-mail to gloriagalburns@aol.com.

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Are Your Ears Ringing? You Are Not Alone! Are you exhausted because you can’t sleep at night? Have you stopped socializing with others because of noise in your head? Well, you are not alone. Statistics show as much as 85% of those with hearing loss may be affected by head noise. This noise, known as TINNITUS, does not discriminate based on age or gender. What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is any noise for which there is no external source. While most individuals experience tinnitus at some point, it quickly disappears and is of no consequence. There is a portion of the population however, for whom it has become bothersome enough to seek medical attention because of the significant disruption of their lives. While there are 2 types of tinnitus, objective and subjective, the majority have subjective tinnitus. What causes tinnitus? Some of the more common issues associated with tinnitus are hearing loss, noise exposure, stress and anxiety, aging, head trauma, ototoxic drugs, ear infection, Meniere’s disease, migraine, and sometimes, an

acoustic neuroma. This is certainly not an exhaustive list. There are many theories about tinnitus and its cause, however, no one theory has been accepted as “the one”. What can be done? Often we hear, “there is nothing we can do for your tinnitus, you learn to live with it”. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO JUST LEARN TO LIVE WITH IT. Everyone has sound at some point and it has even been postulated that the noise is there for everyone but filtered out before it reaches conscious thought. There are a number of models for tinnitus but most agree that if they are around a lot of activity, the noise is not noticed. The point here is NEVER TO BE IN QUIET. Some of most common methods to assist with tinnitus are: 1.Hearing aids 2.Noise generators 3.Combination devices (consists of hearing aid + noise generator) 4.Tinnitus Retraining Therapy:

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uses counseling with or without noise generators. 5.Neuromonics Oasis: device using music and noise. 6.Medication such as antidepressants, tranquilizers, and muscle relaxants, of questionable effectiveness 7.Homeopathic remedies. a.Environmental sound machines or environmental sounds on CD. b.Some vitamins, however there is limited proof as to the truth of such statements. 8.Biofeedback: helpful to reduce stress and anxiety. 9.Cognitive therapy: counseling regarding emotional reactions to tinnitus. While not an exhaustive list, it shows that there are many options when tinnitus is disrupting life. A knowledgeable audiologist can help find the method best for you and your lifestyle. You CAN be empowered, you CAN improve your quality of life, YOU have control.

What else can you do? You can contact the American Tinnitus Association (ATA) at www.ata.org. They provide information, local service providers, and local selfhelp groups. Another organization is the Tinnitus Practitioners Association (TPA) at www.tinnituspractitioners.com. They can also provide names of qualified tinnitus practitioners in your area. There is a lot you can do, DON’T just live with it. The author Cindy Simon, Au.D. is a Doctor of Audiology and has been working with tinnitus patients since 1979 when she received her first certificate to treat tinnitus through ATA. Since that time, she has continued to take educational courses such as Tinnitus Retraining Therapy and Neuromonics to name a few, in order to provide the best possible assistance for her tinnitus patients. She can be reached at 305 663-0505.


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First National’s Prieto, Forsythe win Get Fit & Famous Awards

BY YELANY RODRIGUEZ

After announcing the winners for the firstever “Get Fit and Famous” program a few months ago, employees at First National Bank in South Miami have been more motivated than ever. Two particular employees showed outstanding enthusiasm and dedication. The most recent winners, Mercy Prieto and Carol Forsythe will receive six personalized 30-minute fitness sessions, thanks to Fitness Together of South Miami that has partnered with Community Newspapers and First National Bank. “We are very proud of both of our winners for July,” said Veronica Birch Flores, Executive Vice President who selects the Staffer and Officer of the Month. “Both are special in so many ways. They are the complete package; great contributors personally and professionally.” Mercy Prieto with more than 30 years of banking experience has been responsible for Business Banking and Merchant Credit Card Service at First National for the past three years. Her main goal is to provide superior customer service and cost savings to clients. “It is such an honor to be recognized as the Officer of the Month. I’m looking forward to my fitness session with Mr. Baumann,” Prieto said. “Mercy is a long-time friend and colleague, our having worked together 26 years ago at

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enjoying my fitness sessions,” she added. Ms. Flores commended Ms. Forsythe for her “hard work and dedication that never goes unnoticed. Carol is a wonderful and lovely lady, always bright and positive. She can be counted upon to bring a smile to anyone’s face,” she added. Owner Scott Baumann of Fitness Together said that allowing community to share the success of the employees brings light to “the importance of living an active and healthy lifestyle. We recognize that the most difficult part of an exercise program is getting started, finding the time and being held accountable for it. With our lunch-time ‘Express Sessions,’ First National Bank winners can get started under the supervision of a professional trainer, get a fast and effective workouts and be back at their desks for a productive afternoon. “Having a training appointment with someone who is genuinely concerned with your health and fitness makes all the difference in the world,” commented Baumann.

another community bank,” said Ms. Flores. “When I left that bank, I took Mercy with me! I knew then she was very special and conscientious, so I’m most happy to have worked with her again for the last three years,” she added. Carol Forsythe, Accounting Clerk now with First National Bank for four years, said, “It was a pleasant surprise being name Staffer of

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the Month. I would like to thank the management and officers of the bank for selecting me. “I feel very proud to have my efforts recognized and rewarded in this fashion. As a consequence, I’m motivated to continue performing to the best of my ability to our organization goal of providing superior customer service to all clients. I am looking forward to


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beyond. The possibilities are endless.” Dr. Waibel is seeking additional patients for three of her studies, including burn survivors and those who have scars from breast cancer surgery and open heart surgery. “These patients will receive state of the art therapies at no cost to them,” Dr. Waibel added. Burn survivors from all over the world visit Dr. Waibel’s center and she partners with Jackson Memorial Hospital to offer pro-bono laser treatments to burn patients. A documentary following the treatments and lives of several of her patients is currently in production. “All burn survivors are very inspirational. They have endured a great deal of pain, both physical and emotional. Together, we shed many tears of sadness and tears of joy,” said Dr. Waibel. Dr. Waibel’s goal is to effectively treat all skin conditions to help people look and feel their best. Besides the treatment of scars, Dr. Waibel also offers treatment for brown spots, rosacea, facial spider veins, port wine stains, acne and sun damage. She also offers popular cosmetic treatments such as laser hair removal, Botox® and cosmetic dermal fillers. “We live longer and stay healthy longer, so it’s only natural that we want to look our best,” said Dr. Waibel. “Taking care of the skin after age 40 is like taking care of your home. It’s best to do a little upkeep every year.” Dr. Waibel completed medical school and her dermatology residency at the Wright State School of Medicine, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society at the top of her class. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Dermatology and a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Jill Waibel Laser Center is located in the Snapper Creek Professional Center on Galloway Road, just south of Sunset Drive. The address is 7800 SW 87 Avenue, Suite B200. To make an appointment, call 305-2796060 and for more information, go online to < www.miamidermlaser.com.>

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Soccer player to represent USA at Maccabi Games in Australia BY SARA FEINSTEIN

Zachary Lipshultz of Pinecrest has been appointed to the Open Men’s Soccer Team representing the USA at the Second Maccabi Australia International Games (MAIGs) in Sydney, Dec. 26-Jan. 2, 2011. The Games will take place at Olympic Park where many of the competitions took place during the 2000 Summer Olympics. A senior at Oberlin College, Lipshultz has been a four-year starter as goalkeeper for the Oberlin Yeomen and during his junior year earned Second Team AllNCAC for his efforts in the net and was named an All-American by the Jewish Sports Review. Prior to his college career he played goalkeeper for Ransom Everglades High School for three years, two of which he was a starter. He also played in goal for 10 years in club soccer with the Miami Strike Force and the Kendall Soccer Coalition. Additionally, Lipshultz is an avid scuba diver who was certified on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and conducted his own undergraduate coral reef research in Bonaire, NA, during his junior year. “It is an unbelievable opportunity to portray U.S. athletes, particularly Jewish athletes, in a positive, competitive light on an international stage,” Lipshultz said. “I am very excited to be able to meet and befriend other Jewish athletes from around the world through competition and of course, bring home the gold!” Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel (MUSA) has an extensive history of enriching Jewish lives through athletic,

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Local quarterback leads USA to World Flag Football title BY RICHARD YAGER

The world of flag football has discovered its Brett Favre. “Quarterbacks stick around longer,” laughed Jorge Cascudo, a physical education teacher at Parkway Elementary School for 15 years. “We get better as we grow older.” As Favre continues a Super Bowl title hunt in a Minnesota Vikings uniform nearing age 41, Miami’s Cascudo reached his pigskin pinnacle in the world of adult flag football when he quarterbacked the USA to its first World Championship last month at age 38. Ironically, Cascudo credits his achievement to his school days at Miami High as a “Stingaree” baseball player “since my parents wouldn’t agree to my playing tackle football because of the risk of injury.” Today, Jorge’s mother, Teresita Cascudo still resides just a few touchdown heaves from the Boys and Girls Club on SW 32nd Avenue where Jorge spent a good part of his youth, “mostly playing baseball, the sport I really liked the most.” Son of Secundo Cascudo, a cookie distributor, Jorge in his youth was oblivious that his baseball talents would lead him to become flag football’s “Most Valuable Player” on an international level some 30 years later. That came about Aug. 12-16 when Cascudo led the U.S. Men’s team against 10 other countries in the International Federation of American Football (IFFA) round robin World Championship series in Ottawa, Canada. Reported an IFFA press release: “The USA showcased a new quarterback, Jorge Cascudo from Miami, Florida, who immediately made an impact on the performance of Team USA as they cruised to a 39-13 victory. Cascudo’s quick foot

QB Jorge Cascudo in action during championship (Photo by Shawn De Salvo, Courtesy of Football Canada).

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work and rifle of an arm resulted in six touchdowns while fellow Miamian Carlos Jaime found the end zone three times.” On Aug. 17, Quarterback Cascudo was named the All-Tournament Team’s Offensive MVP, guiding the U.S. team to a gold medal and an undefeated record by throwing 34 touchdowns as the U.S scored a total of 213 points, allowing only 75 points to lead all other competing nations with four first-team selections. The USA team took the title over Denmark (second) and Italy (third), fol-

lowed by Canada, Germany, Austria, Mexico, Japan, Israel, Korea and Sweden. “Jack Reed of Boston, who was in charge of recruiting the USA team, went to Orlando last January and saw me play in a tournament there,” said Cascudo, who wasn’t fazed by the absence of sports page headlines both before and after the Canadian tournament. “My family is really proud of that gold medal,” grinned the world’s best quarterback among 50 countries on five continents, according to IFFA offices

in Paris, France. A 1990 graduate of Miami High, Cascudo won a baseball scholarship to Florida Memorial College (now University) where he received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education in May 1996, then joined the Parkway school faculty. Married and father of three with wife Lisset, his family resides in Fontainebleau Park at the Southwinds community with a younger Jorge, 6; Kevin, 4, and 11-monthold Samantha. Teammate Jaime, a native of Nicaragua, also is a Stingaree, graduating from Miami High in 2002 after displaying similar sport skills on both the basketball court and baseball diamond. Like so many Miami youngsters, flag football whetted Cascudo’s appetite for the tackle game but after playing baseball, he only took up “grabbing cloth flags” during his teaching career because “I’ve always loved football but never played while growing up.” Cascudo credits an uncle, Raymond Reyes, who lives in the Sunset area of Kendall, for convincing him to try flag football as an adult sport, and together in 1995 they originated and played with “The Sting,” honoring their mutual alma mater. As time went by, “The Sting” lost some of its original players to become “Sting City,” and carve out a new countywide reputation just four months ago by winning a championship in Amarillo, TX, worth $7,000 to the team. “Right now, the kids flag football is in its off season, but adults play the year around. It’s very competitive with over 100 teams in different divisions in Miami,” Cascudo said. “A world title is a great experience, something you don’t forget, no matter what age.”


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It’s great to be a Florida Gator BY MARK TROWBRIDGE

I did not grow up being a Gator. In truth, I was a Buckeye who hailed from the border town of Toledo, OH. My childhood was typically Midwestern and one weekend each November, friendships and family relationships were put aside for college football and a rivalry for the ages — Woody Hayes’ Ohio State Buckeyes versus Bo Schembechler’s Michigan Wolverines. Today, the last weekend in November means a very different type of rivalry, one that I have personally experienced many times since over I first became a Gator. At times, the final outcome of these games resulted in extreme bliss, while others ended with months-long despair. I first became a Gator when I went to summer orientation in Gainesville in July 1986. I had just graduated from Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne, FL, and had applied to attend only one school — the University of Florida. At the time, this choice had more to do with where my friends were going to school than my own desire to attend UF. Little did I know that the two-day break from my summer job at Little Ceasar’s Pizza would change my life and my view of the world forever. I had never set foot on a college campus as impressive and majestic as UF, and memories of that moment still come flooding back today as if it just happened moments ago. My arrival in the fall of 1986 as a newly minted freshman at Hume Hall was just the beginning of my love affair with my alma

mater. I was reminded on a daily basis that my growing passion for UF was a mixture of many things: dedicated faculty, opportunities for involvement, game days, passionate peers, food at all hours of the day and night, and the good old orange and blue, tried and true. It did not take long to know that my experience as a Gator would transcend my own expectations and lead me higher and farther than I ever hoped. My education prepared me well enough that I am comfortable in both the boardroom and the classroom. There is no challenge too great that I cannot rise up to and face head on. There are no obstacles too great. My UF education has given me this confidence and I am eternally grateful. And so, that is why I choose to give back in a meaningful way. I show my loyalty through my life membership and involvement in the University of Florida Alumni Association, by making a financial gift to my alma mater, and by reminding all who I come into contact with in my role as Coral Gables Chamber president and community leader that I am a loyal Gator. This year, I am proud to serve as president of the University of Florida Alumni Association, representing 350,000 loyal Gators around the globe. Collectively known as the Gator Nation, this group of dedicated alumni represents the finest graduates any university could ever offer. It is an honor and privilege to serve as their leader. Go Gators!

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Ronald McDonald House Charities Day of Change, Sept. 9 Ronald McDonald House Charities encourages McDonald’s customers around the world to participate in RMHC Day of Change on Sept. 9. Customers will have the opportunity to make a big difference with small change at McDonald’s restaurants. Supporters are invited to visit a local participating McDonald’s restaurant and drop spare change in a donation box. Check your pockets, car seats and couches — most likely you will find some spare change. In fact, it is estimated there is about $15 billion worth of unproductive spare change lying around the U.S. Now, imagine putting these coins to work — investing them in an organization that impacts more than 4 million children per year. For more information about the Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida visit online at <www.rmhcsouthflorida.org>.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY WITH $7 ADMISSIONS For the entire month of September, admission to the Miami Children’s Museum with all of its great programs will be just $7 for all Florida residents. This is almost a 50 percent savings over regular Museum admission. Miami Children’s Museum, located at 980 MacArthur Causeway on Watson Island, and

its lovable mascot Michimu have decided to give gifts to their Florida fans instead of receiving them. The $7 September Birthday admission includes access to all of the museum’s many interactive exhibits including the newly refurbished Carnival Cruise Lines cruise ship, the Multi Cultural Teddy Bears, Music and Art galleries, and the huge Sandcastle slide. Don’t forget to help Michimu celebrate his birthday on Sunday, Sept. 12, from noon to 5 p.m. There will be games, arts and crafts, and a host of other activities throughout the day. Help Michimu blow out the candles. For more information contact the museum at 305-373-KIDS or visit online at <www.miamichildrensmuseum.org>.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY PROGRAM SEEKS VOLUNTEERS Consider participating in the American Cancer Society “Road to Recovery” program by doing something as simple as driving someone with cancer to his or her treatment. Every day thousands of cancer patients need a ride to treatment, but some may not have a way to get there. The lack of transportation is one of the biggest challenges for thousands of cancer patients. Many need daily or weekly treatment and they don’t have a car or are too ill to drive themselves.

COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS The Road to Recovery program provides volunteer drivers to transport cancer patients to and from these life-saving treatments. Requirements for volunteering include having a good driving record, a valid driver’s license, and a vehicle in a good working condition. People interested in volunteering for Road to Recovery can call toll-free, 1-800-2272345 or the local office at 305-779-2844. For more information on how you can help, visit online at <www.cancer.org>.

GIRLS COALITION’S GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP SCHEDULED SEPT. 16 The Girls Coalition will be hosting a Grant Writing Workshop on Thursday, Sept.16, at the United Way located at 3250 SW Third Ave., from 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets are just $10 for Coalition members and $25 for non-members. The Girls Coalition aims at becoming the premier vehicle in this community for networking for girl-serving organizations and collaborative organizing, providing profes-

sional development opportunities, increasing awareness of services available for girls and providing a united advocacy voice on issues that affect girls. Grant writing refers to the practice of completing formal and or informal application processes by one party, often a nonprofit entity, educational institution or business — but also by individuals to another party such as a government department, corporation, foundation or trust. This informative interactive workshop provides insight on grant writing including a presentation on How to Find New Funding Sources and Logic Models/Outcomes. For more information, email Vivian at <girlscoaltionmiami@gmail.com> or visit online at <www.girlscoalitionmiami.org>.

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Colonial/Fairway Estates Civic Association will host a meeting on Sept. 16, 7 p.m., at 9300 SW 152 Ave. The association will have as guests officials from the Village of Palmetto Bay who will discuss how their village is governed, and will join the association in discussing how the Colonial/Fairway Estates area and the adjoining Palmetto Bay municipality can best cooperate to have a better community. The Colonial/Fairway Estates Civic Association is a voluntary organization whose membership is open not only to actual homeowners, but to all area residents. Associate memberships are available for local businesspeople, religious leaders, and elected officials during their time of service to the community. All South Dade residents are welcomed to attend this meeting. For more information on the meeting program, contact Dennis Lowe at 305-235-7888 or Robert Holley at 305-281-5875. More information about the organization is available at <www.fairwayestateshoa.com>.

CARING FOR KIDS CHILD SAFETY FAIR, SEPT. 18 Miami Dade Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s InterAmerican Campus and ConnectFamilias will host the

fourth annual Caring for Kids Child Safety Fair on Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. This fair is free and aimed at making homes and communities safer for kids. ConnectFamiliasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; mission is to establish an efficient, consistent and holistic network of coordinated services that increase the safety and well-being of children and families. Fair organizers hope the event will help parents as well as children learn how to keep safe from situations such as what to do in the event of a fire, dealing with strangers, and how to properly wear bikes helmets. Specialists will be available for questions and will be conducting preliminary development screenings for children ages newborn-5. There also will be workshops for high school students on SAT preparation and how to get ready for the transition from high school to college. Parents will have the opportunity to attend a workshop about college education in the U.S. that will include tips on supporting children during the application process and once they have enrolled. For more information about the fair, contact MDCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Student Life Department at 305237-6364.

BAPTIST CHILDRENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HOSPITAL PRESENTS PARENTING PROGRAM Baptist Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital will host a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Parenting and Positive Disciplineâ&#x20AC;? program on Thursday, Sept. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. The workshop will take place in the auditorium at

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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY SCHEDULES BENEFIT CONCERT The Entertainment Team for Key Biscayne Relay for Life will host a concert on Sept. 24, to benefit the American Cancer Society. The concert will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Atchana Restaurant, inside the Mutiny Hotel, 2951 S. Bayshore Dr. in Coconut Grove. From great music by Jill Stephens and Whitney Delphos, open Bombay Sapphire Bar sponsored by Bacardi, to a special appearance by Miss Miami 2010, Jaife Calil, this benefit is sure to raise not only money but spirits. Relay for Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and

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MIAMI SCIENCE MUSEUM HOSTS FREE COMMUNITY DAYS Residents of Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami are invited to the Miami Science Museum on weekdays free of charge between the house of 3 and 6 p.m. from now until Sept. 30. The museum is located at 3280 S. Miami Ave. Residents will need to provide proof of address on designated days and times. One proof of address is valid for up to four immediate family members. The Miami Science Museum aims to make a difference in peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives by inspiring them to appreciate the impact that science and technology can have on every facet of our world. This event series was created to ensure that all community members are given the opportunity to visit and connect with the Museum. Guests will enjoy the Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exhibits and programming as well as fun and exciting giveaways and activities. For further information, visit <www.miamisci.org>.


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Quintero Orthodontics helps align teeth with excellence BY NANCY EAGLETON

Juan-Carlos Quintero, DDS, believes that excellent orthodontic treatment must begin with excellent diagnostics. At his South Miami practice, Quintero Orthodontics, 3D diagnosis is now the standard of care through the use of Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT). “As the philosopher once said, ‘to see is to know,’ and now that I ‘know,’ I could never go back to utilizing 2D x-rays,” Dr. Quintero said. “This technology will be the standard of care for all orthodontists and oral surgeons in the coming years. After all, there is no such thing as a 2D patient.” Dr. Quintero completed his master’s thesis on 3D imaging in orthodontics during his residency at the University of California at San Francisco 12 years ago, when the technology was just being developed. In February 2009, he began using 3D imaging at his solo practice and become one of the first orthodontic practices in South Florida to acquire a CBCT machine, known as an iCAT. Today, only one other practice in Miami utilizes this state of the art imaging. “Cone beam CT technology is very different from a medical CT because radiation levels on a CBCT are down to 1/100th of a med-

ical CT. This is even less than the radiation level of a full set of regular dental x-rays and is the equivalent amount of radiation to simply living for three to four days in a metropolitan area,” Dr. Quintero said. “In a 4.8-second scan, a cone beam CT shows all of the hard tissue structures, the anatomic parts that are important to an orthodontist. It also shows the soft tissue facial map, craniofacial bones, vertebrae, TMJs, teeth, roots, sinuses and airways.” So, what does this mean to the patient? “It’s the ultimate crystal ball,” Dr. Quintero said. “With this technology, we don’t take impressions and x-rays as we did in the past. These older formats actually don’t correlate to each other very well geometrically and leave questions unanswered when formulating treatment plans because we are not seeing that third dimension. With a 3D cone beam scan, the guesswork is all but eliminated, surprises are reduced and the patient treatment time can be shortened.” The interactive CBCT data and treatment plan are reviewed with the patient and family during a separate treatment consultation. “This conference is so important. An integrative approach to orthodontics is what we stress. We want to teach the patient and family about the science behind the treatment, as

Dr. Juan-Carlos Quintero –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– well as stress patient compliance,” Dr. Quintero said. “When patients are involved in their treatment, they make better patients. Our excitement is contagious and an educated patient is our best patient.” Dr. Quintero opened Quintero Orthodontics 11 years ago after taking over the practice of

Dr. Lindsey Pankey, who practiced in South Miami for 35 years. Dr. Quintero said that he follows Dr. Pankey’s philosophy of “know your patient.” “Each patient is a whole person, not just a set of teeth. We strive to learn about our patient and what’s important to them in seeking treatment,” Dr. Quintero said. “We learn about their overall attitude on health and esthetics, their health concerns, a bit about what’s going on in their lives, circumstances that may affect their ability to comply with treatment and so on.” Dr. Quintero received his dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh in (PA), degree in Orthodontics from the University of California at San Francisco and a Master of Science Degree in Oral Biology. He is the immediate past-president of the South Florida Academy of Orthodontists. He’s won numerous national research competitions, published over 14 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals, has also been featured on several television news shows, including the Discovery Channel, and lectures both nationally and internationally. Quintero Orthodontics is located at 5712 SW 77 Terr. in South Miami and the phone number is 305-666-4642. For more information, visit <www.quinteroorthodontics.com>.

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School District and later with the Santa Clara (CA) Alcohol and Drug Department. In May 2009, he was appointed to the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council. He is a member of the American Public Health Association and Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America. Mineta studied Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley and earned his Master’s of Social Work from California State University, San Jose in 1990. Event sponsors are Baptist Health South Florida, South Miami Hospital Addiction Treatment Center, National Family Partnership, Informed Families and the Florida Department of Children and Families. Community partners include the South Miami Drug-Free Coalition, Office of Parental Involvement/Parent Academy, and Public Defender’s Office. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida is Informed Families’ Donor of the Year. “Red Ribbon Week has made a major difference in the lives of millions of children and families in South Florida, throughout Florida and in the nation as a whole,” said Peggy Sapp, president and CEO of Informed Families and volunteer president of the National Family Partnership. “All sectors of the community must be united for prevention to be most effective and we look forward to heavy participation from our community.” For more information about the Red Ribbon kickoff breakfast or to RSVP, call 305-856-4886 or send email to <ireyes@nfp.org>. For more information on Informed Families, visit the website at <www.informedfamilies.org>, or call 305856-4886.

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Need Job Security? Create a Plan B Now By Rick Tonkinson

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Job security for many occupations that 30 years ago promised a steady job for a persons entire working years are now empty promises. Whether you are a teacher, lineman or telephone tech, the current corporate policy is to make fewer people do more work. Technology has eliminated jobs and will continue to do so. Ask a travel agent what the internet has done to their income. The days of the company treating you like a family are gone. The rules of the employment game are drastically different and not for the better from the point of view of the employee. It is critical that all employees regardless of age or time with the company really start to get their financial act together now. Many people have their current employment as their plan A and they have

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Staff at Images Dentistry wants to make you smile BY NANCY EAGLETON Jorge Blanco, DDS, at Images Dentistry in South Miami is best known for his expertise in the field of cosmetic dentistry. Although, Dr. Blanco offers many aesthetic dentistry services, this is only one component of his practice. From general family dentistry to cosmetic dentistry to full mouth rehabilitations, his mission is to provide patients with the very best in all facets of dental care. “My goal is to provide our services to all members of the family. In fact, many families make it a point to come to my office together for their appointments,” Dr. Blanco said. “Good oral health habits for life start in childhood. Parents can set the example for their children by taking good care of their own oral health.” Images Dentistry offers general dental services including checkups, cleanings, fluoride treatments and fillings. Cosmetic or aesthetic dentistry services include teeth whitening, bonding, bridges, porcelain veneers, dental implants and full mouth rehabilitation, to name a few. A beautiful, healthy smile enhances selfesteem and can even make people look younger. Dr. Blanco revealed that many cosmetic changes also result in improved oral and total health. “When you restore teeth to their original condition, you also create a more precise bite which ultimately improves people’s ability to chew and enjoy their food,” he said. “This reduces digestive problems because digestion begins in the mouth. People often come in for the cosmetic component and don’t realize the dramatic effect it will have on their overall health.” Dr. Blanco has been practicing dentistry for 20 years. He’s not only an “Accredited Member,” of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, one of only eight in Florida, he currently serves as an examiner in the academy’s accreditation process. He also is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association and

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Foreclosuree Ratess continuee too Rise Is the Making Home Affordable Program helping? BY DANIA S. FERNANDEZ, ESQ., Attorneyy att Law w

According to RealTrac, Inc., Florida has the 3rd highest foreclosure rate with one out of every 57 proper ties receiving a foreclosure filing. The states with the highest foreclosure rates in the first quarter of this year were Nevada, Arizona, Florida and California, ReatlyTrac, Inc. reported. According to CNN, to date approximately 240,000 homeowners have received a loan modification through the Making Home Affordable Program. This is not enough. 1. Why isn’t the Making Home Affordable Program providing relief? There are several problems with the process underlying the Making Home Affordable program. • Banks do not have sufficient staffing to process the amount of applications. • Banks are not mandated to provide a loan modifications to the homeowner. • Banks many times do not have the final say. • Banks are hesitant to provide loan modifications to financially risky homeowners. • Bank processing errors, etc. 2. Will the foreclosure lawsuit be stopped while the Bank processes my loan modification? Unfortunately, no it will not. This is the frustrating part. Lenders are faced with problems, as the ones mentioned above, and as a result take forever to process a loan modification. Even though, the homeowner has submitted their application and may be under a review status with the Lender, the lender will proceed to place the homeowner in foreclosure. Once a homeowner is in a foreclosure status, the Lender’s attorney will begin a foreclosure proceeding against the homeowner. On the average, a loan modification will be provided to a homeowner between 6 months to one year. This delay

is due to the Lenders problems, yet Lenders continue to foreclose against homeowners. My favorite excuse is when a lender denies a homeowner a loan modification because the homeowner is too upside down on his/her home, and he/she has not made a payment in over one year. However, it was the lender that took one year to process the loan modification to begin with. There is a lot that just does not make sense. 3. Is there anything an attorney can do to speed up the loan modification process? Yes, if you are in foreclosure already, mediation can be requested. Mediation is when the lender, their attorney, the homeowner, their attorney and a mediator are present on a designated day to come to a resolution. In my view, mediation is the quickest way to reach a loan modification. Mediation should be planned and prepared appropriately. I do advise to go with an attorney. Your attorney should thoroughly review all the required paperwork including financials/loss and profit before attending. If your financials do not reach the requirements to qualify for a modification, then mediation is not an option. First and foremost there must be some form of income. All this should be reviewed and discussed before attending mediation. If mediation is not option, then the constant follow up via telephone or email is crucial. Foreclosure, Loan Modification, Bankruptcy, Short sale are not easy to deal with. There are so many people that are falling apart financially, emotionally and physically as a result of the stress that comes along with it. Do not hesitate to call or email me. I have been an attorney for over 10 years and of those ten years always in real estate. My initial consultation is free. I am here to help. We can guide and help you with all Real Estate and Bankruptcy matters. Dania S. Fernandez, Esq. 10205 South Dixie Highway, Ste. 204 Pinecrest, FL 33156 CAll today 305-254-4492 or reach me via email at dania@fap-law.com


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Wells Fargo Advisors offers 2010 Economic and Market Outlook About 200 guests attended a lunch presentation at the Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort and Club to listen to Bryan Piskorowski, Managing Director, Director of Market Analysis and Business Development Strategy and well known media consultant. Bryan Piskorowski has worked with Wells Fargo Advisors and predecessor firms for more than 15 years. He makes frequent appearances on CNBC and Bloomberg television and is often quoted by all major financial publications. Piskorowski’s presentation gave clients an outlook on the economic and market perspectives for 2010. Also

attending were financial advisors, branch managers and regional managers from Wells Fargo Advisors. The Wells Fargo stagecoach, an American icon, and an immediately recognized corporate symbol, was also present at the event. “We wanted to give clients an overview on the economy, inflation, international markets both equity and fixed income markets and investment strategy for the remainder of 2010”, said Ramon J. Pacios, Senior Vice President and Miami Complex Manager. “Turnberry did an incredible job with this event, from the food to the setting, it was fantastic”

Wells Fargo advisors is one of the largest brokerage firms in the US with more than 15,100 financial advisors and with $1.1 trillion in client assets (as of June 30, 2010). Wells Fargo Advisors provides a large range of products and services, including Advisory services, asset management , brokerage services, estate planning strategies and retirement planning, to name a few. Wells Fargo Advisors has offices located in Coral Gables, Downtown Miami, Aventura, and Fort Lauderdale. For more information please visit wellsfargo.advisors.com

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Hotelsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; grand opening celebration to benefit Sylvester Cancer Center BY VANESSA FIORAVANTE

The worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first JW Marriott Marquis Miami and Hotel Beaux Arts Miami, both opening in October, have announced a partnership with the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to host its 2010 signature fundraiser, the Metropolitan Garden Gala. Expected to raise more than $1.5 million to benefit cancer research, the gala will take place on Saturday, Nov. 13, as part of the grand opening celebration of downtown Miamiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two new centerpiece hotels. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We cannot express enough our gratitude to the JW Marriott Marquis and Hotel Beaux Arts for generously donating their beautiful property to make this very significant philanthropic event possible,â&#x20AC;? said gala chair Lily Serviansky. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In our efforts to raise awareness and financial support for this first-class cancer center, we have received ongoing dedicated support from the hotels, our executive host committee members and the community, and expect this year to be the most successful fundraising gala to date.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is an honor to host such a prestigious event,â&#x20AC;? said Florencia Tabeni, general manager for both properties. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, which has helped thousands of patients fight cancer, has truly transformed cancer research and treatment in South Florida, and we are proud to support it.â&#x20AC;? Produced every other year, the gala raises funds to support the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Recognized as one of South

Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier social events, the biannual gala attracts nearly 1,000 philanthropists and business leaders from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Metropolitan Garden Gala will include an elegant gourmet dinner in the JW Marriott Marquisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 20,000-squarefoot Grand Ballroom â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the largest in downtown Miami â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as well as live entertainment, superlative service, and a luxury silent auction that will include merchandise from some of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most exclusive retailers, resorts, restaurants, hotels, cruise lines and jewelers. In addition to the gala, an after party will take place at the propertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 50,000-squarefoot entertainment complex, Pursuits, featuring a basketball arena, virtual bowling, Jim McLean Golf School, billiards, and more. A highlight of the gala is the presentation of the Caroline W. Halpern Award, which is given to an individual or family with a record of exceptional generosity in support of Sylvester. This year, Harvey Chaplin, CEO of Southern Wine & Spirits, and his wife, Roberta, will be the recipients of the prestigious honor for their outstanding philanthropic leadership at Sylvester. The JW Marriott Marquis Miami and Hotel Beaux Arts Miami are located in downtown Miamiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Metropolitan Miami development at 345 Avenue of the Americas. Situated in the hotel tower of the Wells Fargo Center â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the developmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commercial component â&#x20AC;&#x201D; both properties are scheduled to open Oct. 1. For more information on the JW Marriott Marquis Miami, visit <www.jwmarriottmarquismiami.com>. For more information on the Hotel Beaux Arts Miami, visit <www.hotelbeauxartsmiami.com>.

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Naltrexone is a medication that has been used in narcotic withdrawal programs. The University of Iowa College of Medicine has reported that there is overwhelming anecdotal evidence that low-dose naltrexone (LDN) not only prevents relapses in multiple sclerosis (MS) but also reduces the progression of the disease. LDN also has been well tolerated and clinically effective in patients with active Crohn's disease. A pilot clinical trial conducted by the Division of Pain Management, Stanford University, showed that treatment with low-dose naltrexone reduced symptoms of fibromyalgia by more than 30%. Side effects were rare, minor and transient. Researchers concluded that low-dose naltrexone might be an effective, highly tolerable, and inexpensive treatment for fibromyalgia. We can compound medications such as LDN that are not commercially available. Your questions are welcome.

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