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Su nny I sles Beach Shut t le t ravel s a l i t t l e f u r t h e r W es t


s part of his job, William Foy, Transportation Supervisor for the City, reviews the existing routes and looks for ways to improve them. With feedback he had received, he found a way to add another requested stop. And don’t worry, your reliable free transportation will still get you where you want to go, when you want to get there, this is just one more stop to expand the service. This new stop will take you a little further west to the RK Shopping plaza on 163rd Street just past the Intracoastal Mall. This stop offers additional options for dining, realty, doctor’s offices and the closest Dunkin’ Donuts. Effective November 1, 2013, the Blue Line will travel over the bridge after its Plaza of the Americas stop, going past the Intracoastal Mall and directly to the RK Plaza at 163rd Street. To get there, you need to get on the Blue Line before or at Plaza of the Americas. You will arrive at this RK plaza or can be picked up from there Monday – Saturday at 8:55 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:55 p.m. or 2:55

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Miami Live Month — SIB 6th Annual Jazz Fest and more



Communications Coordinator

ovember is promoted as Miami Live Month throughout Miami-Dade County, but in Sunny Isles Beach, we’re “live” all year round. The City sponsors at least one live performance for residents and visitors every month of the year. From the Annual Anniversary Celebration featured live band, to school children performing in the Summer Camp Talent Showcase, to residents giving it their best shot at the SIB Talent Show in September, even the warm, summer months have something to offer. As the humidity began to decrease and evenings got pleasantly cooler, the Four Seasons Cultural Series opened on October 13th with the Florida International University Jazz Big Band performing on the stage in Heritage Park (19200 Collins Avenue). That concert was followed closely at the same location, by our first monthly Sunny Serenade on October 16th, featuring the Sunny Isles Beach Orchestra, who dedicated a song to the City titled, “Which Way is Paradise?” Looking forward to upcoming November events, residents can

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JAZZ FEST, page 24


Photo by Joel P. Black

NOVEMBER 4, 2013

A scene from 2012 Jazz Fest: Rose Max and Ramatis. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Madi Thaler Memorial Breast Cancer Walk-A-Thon n October 6, 2013, The Simcha Chapter of the Greater Miami Region in partnership with the City of Sunny Isles Beach engaged in a walkathon for the sole purpose of raising funds for Hadassah Hospitals and its Medical Organization to help find a cure for Breast Cancer. The Hadassah Medical Organization’s perspective embraces and holds a deep conviction that research is the essence of medicine. Hadassah is committed to advancing and developing the field of medicine in Israel by translating insights into practical advances that not only prolong but enhance the quality of life. In light of this, Hadassah has set excellence in research as one of the highest of its goals and made research activity its norm. Hadassah is committed to encouraging its physicians to participate in research and to incorporate them into both, the Israeli and the International World of Medicine.

SHUTTLE, page 6

Photo by Leah Einwalter

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WALK-A-THON, page 6

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•• Sunny Isles Beach •• Upco ming Ev en ts: Nov emb er & Decemb er 2013 BINGO 3:00 – 4:00 PM, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013 SIB GOVERNMENT CENTER, COMMISSION CHAMBERS, 18070 COLLINS AVENUE


Come sit with friends and neighbors and test your luck at bingo. Win gift cards or cash prizes. Participation is $2 per person but call ahead to 305.792.1706 to reserve your seat.


Learn about the many aspects of your health by attending these informative and free lectures offered once a month. Free but reservations are required. Call to the Mt. Sinai public relations staff at 305.674.2600.



Come sit with friends and neighbors and test your luck at bingo. Win gift cards or cash prizes. Participation is $2 per person but call ahead to 305.792.1706 to reserve your seat.

Come out and honor our military veterans for their service to the United States of America. All residents are invited to attend, bring family and friends for a brief ceremony at the Heritage Wall and a reception under the pavilion.


Come and view a classic movie, To Catch a Thief, and stay for lunch. Free with Resident ID Card, $5 without Card. RSVP required to 305.792.1706.


This winter residence of James Deering was built over a period of 8 years in Coconut Grove on Biscayne Bay. The dreamlike vision still boasts formal gardens and exquisitely preserved furnishings. Heaving walking required. The price for the tour and lunch is $35 with SIB Resident ID Card and $40 without.

(17875 Collins Avenue) for the Friday evening, November 15th “Jazz Libations and Vibrations” with artist Liz Sharp in the Piazzetta Marketplace, $65 for music and dinner. Call for more information to 855-821-8609. Tickets for Saturday, November 16th, a “Tribute to Women in Jazz” in Heritage Park, are available at Pelican Community Park and SIB Visitor Center. Prices are $15 for lawn seating ($10 with SIB Resident ID Card), and $50 for a VIP reserved ticket, which includes food & drink. For more information on Saturday’s event call 305.792.1706. Tickets are on sale at Trump International Beach Resort (18001 Collins Avenue) for the Sunday, November 17th “New Orleans Jazz Brunch” featuring the Night Breeze Jazz Trio. Price is $35 presale, $45 at the door 305.692.5601.

Take care of yourself, let the qualified health professionals from Mt. Sinai check out your pressure and sugar. Cholesterol Testing is only offered in January and July sessions. Located in the First Floor Meeting Room, Government Center, 18070 Collins Avenue. No reservations required, first come, first serve basis.


Tickets are on sale at Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach


Come out and enjoy one of the premier cover bands in South Florida as HIGHER GROUND takes the stage for our monthly Sunny Serenade. The event and parking are FREE, food is available for purchase.


Come and join us for a wonderful evening on the Newport Fishing Pier for a special VIP dinner under the stars. Listen to live music while dining on a delectable buffet for only $40 with SIB Resident ID Card and $45 all others. Due to limited parking at the pier, patrons will park at the SIB Government Center and ride a luxury bus to the pier, returning to their vehicles at approximately 8:30pm. Moderate walking required. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • The Department of Cultural & Community Services hosts events throughout the year. Here you will find a listing of the upcoming city events, and any important information you should know in order to attend. For more information on any of these events call 305.792.1706.

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November 4, 2013

If you fly the U.S. flag, do it with pride, reverence and respect! BY CHIEF FRED MAAS

More than occasionally, I get phone calls or complaints in regards to persons flying the United Stated flag on their condo building, home or business and it is in terrible shape; often torn or frayed or tattered, which lacks the respect and regard we should ALL have. In some cases it is purely unintentional or an oversight. But when it gets to the point that others notice it is clearly time to replace OLD GLORY with a new one. And do it with PRIDE. I have heard heartbreaking stories from residents over the years, who lost a son, a husband, a father, or even multiple family members due to WAR and in defense of the United States. That feeling NEVER GOES AWAY for them. It is empty, cold, lonely and the only satisfaction they have, if any is that our flag standing for freedom and what they died for, is an everyday reminder and symbol of that freedom. We all

owe at least that to the SURVIVORS who sacrificed a family member or loved one to protect us. We OWE them the honor of flying a respectable flag and replacing the worn out ones. We also owe it to EACH other as Americans, that our pride will never be compromised. A heartfelt “Thank You” to those who have come forward and asked me to intervene and bring this to our town’s attention so that EVERY FLAG is respectable and respected. And just so we all realize ALL the HEROES over the years of war and battle, it is not just those who died in service, it is for EVERY man and woman who served honorably at any time to protect our liberty. Next time you see a WOUNDED WARRIOR who lived but has lost much in doing so, say a prayer and thank them in person – it says a lot. HAPPY VETERAN’S DAY TO OUR VETS, OUR COUNTRY AND EACH OTHER AS AMERICANS!

Where in the world is the Sunny Isles Beach Sun? Perhaps... Tanglewood, Massachusetts

Former Vice Mayor Lewis J. Thaler and Joanie Weiss hold a copy of the Sunny Isle Beach Sun Community Newspaper at the Tanglewood Music Festival this summer. More than 20,000 people enjoyed the music at this Massachusetts Festival. The festival, celebrated its 76th season this year and draws performers of the highest caliber such as, Yo-Yo Ma, Jackson Browne, Joshua Bell and is the summer home of the Boston Symphony. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

You too can appear in an issue of the paper. When you travel, take a copy of the Sunny Isles Beach Sun newspaper with you, pose with the paper in front of a landmark or with your group. Send the photo with the highlights of your trip to the address below. If you would like your original photograph returned, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your correspondence.

City of Sunny Isles Beach 18070 Collins Avenue • Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160 Attn: Alayne Yeash or email to <>

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Wandering & Pondering Retire to where...?

Everyone in this country seems to have a featuring local problems of crime and other dream. negative activity which would be on the Everyone wants to retire to Florida. The back pages in other areas of the country. weather is great, the living informal, the Probably our biggest problem is adjustwomen beautiful... no matter the ing to a multilinguistic society. age. Swimming, sports all year Sometimes it seems each block round and even affordable living has another language. Here we in any category. All one has to do have areas where it’s English is come on down and just be. with a Spanish accent or Spanish You want to retire,but you hapwith an English accent. Our kids pen to live and work in Florida. pretty much speak either lanWhere do you go? North to guage, moving from one to the Ocala, south to the Keys, South other effortlessly. DAN PALMER America? Some friends bought a When it comes to clothes place in the North Carolina mountains. down here, it goes from super formal to Great place to live but if you hadn’t lived highly informal.and that takes care of just there at least two generations, the people about anyone. Whether it’s work or play didn’t turn out to be very friendly. just about anything goes and all is taken in Now this retirement spot has become a stride no matter the age. go to place for a week or two in the Sort of a freedom of expression that is Summer or in the Fall when it doesn’t get everywhere. too cold. A vacation, not retirement haven. Maybe all these thoughts are what keeps We are lucky to be living here, living out us here actually living a dream without the dreams of so many. realizing it. Sure we have headaches. Our headlines Just a random thought or is it?

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SHUTTLE, from page 1 p.m. After that stop, the route will cross back over the Intracoastal and resume its regular southbound route with its next scheduled stop at Coastal Towers. For a complete schedule, visit or pick up one on the bus or at the Government Center. For more information, please call 305.792.1706. We hope to see you on the bus!

WALK-A-THON, from page 1


What a perfect choice of Charity to raise funds for Breast Cancer research. The Hadassah Medical Organization with its dedication and mission. However, without Sunny Isles Beach, Mayor Edelcup, their assistance, efforts and going the extra mile, we would not have been as successful in our walkathon on October 6th, 2013, dedicated to Breast Cancer Research. The Simcha Chapter 18-240 of The Greater Miami Region of Hadassah is grateful to its participants in The Second Annual Madi Thaler Breast Cancer WalkA-Thon. We extend our gratitude to the staff of Susan Simpson in the Cultural and Community Department of Sunny Isles Beach, Alayne Yeash, Communications Coordinator, Chief Fred Maas of the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department and his officers, who escorted our walkers, following the decorated Breast Cancer police car. The Simcha Chapter thanks the community news in making the public aware in their monthly publication of the walkathon and the photographic coverage so graciously received by photographer Leah Einwalter. Our sincere thank you to the

Vice Consul of the State of Israel to Florida and Puerto Rico, Revital Malka, for her support and participation. The Simcha Chapter of Hadassah thanks former Vice Mayor Lewis Thaler and his family as Grand Marshall of this second walk in memory of his wife, Madi who would be extremely proud and honored. A special thank you to all contributors, donors, working committees, schools, students, walkers and financial contributors, from all walks of life. And above all else a very special thank you to the sponsors and donators who helped make this event such a success by their generous support: Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour, Coastal Cares, Bloomingdale, Mo’s Bagels and deli, Azamara Club Cruises, Bagel Works, Costco, Sara’s Tent, D&R Construction, LukesSawgrass Landscape, 1st Class Parking Systems, Chateau Beach residences, Jet Printing, Aquatech & Access Control, artist, Gisela Savdie, Akam On-Site, Inc., The Greater Miami Region of Hadassah, President of The Greater Miami Region of Hadassah, Mindy Tucker, Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Grier.


(Photos by Leah Einwalter)


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Paying for what you value The County’s new fiscal year began on Oct. 1, but getting there wasn’t easy. On one hand, taxpayers were calling on their elected leaders to provide economic relief by keeping the property tax rates flat. On the other hand, doing so would mean placing services provided by police, fire rescue, the library system and the animal shelter in financial difficulty. Tough choices had to be made and in the end, while not every service emerged completely unscathed, essential services remain secure—at least for the time being. But the future of Miami-Dade County’s Public Library System, as well as the thousands of cats in dogs in the care of Animal Services Department remains uncertain. It’s been said that we most value that which we pay for through charitable contributions. It’s how we stand behind the causes we believe in. So in that spirit, Miami-Dade County is establishing a trust fund to allow the public to make voluntary contributions toward the county services that matter most to them. Through this trust, you and other like-minded citizens will be able to pool your resources and direct them exactly where you believe they’re needed most. Over the next few weeks, property tax bills will be mailed to nearly a million households and businesses. A postage-paid envelope will be enclosed, making it convenient for concerned citizens to make a voluntary monetary donation over and above their property tax payment. Whether you choose to provide additional support to animal services, the library system, the police or fire rescue, your donation will help ensure that the services you care about will continue to be provided. Keep in mind that these donations are tax deductible and will help meet pressing community needs. Be sure to consult your tax advisor with any specific questions regarding your deduction. Help keep your community moving forward and give a little something back.

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SIB Branch Library Programs Nov. 2013 Unless otherwise indicated* all MiamiDade County Sunny Isles Beach Branch classes and programs are held in the first floor Meeting Room of the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center, 18070 Collins Avenue. Library hours: 10:00am – 6:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday, 12:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday and 2:006:00 pm on Fridays. For more information about the classes below, call: 305-682-0726. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Adult Ongoing

Internet/E-mail Basics Tuesday, November 5, 2013 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Seniors

Joy of Yiddish Club Wednesday, November 20, 2013 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Russian Social Club* Saturday, November 23, 2013 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Children Ongoing

Reading Ready Baby Storytime Mondays, November 4, 11, 18, 25, 2013 10:00 – 10:20 a.m. Soothing stories, songs and finger plays for babies and their caregivers. Ages 0 – 18 mos.

Reading Ready Toddler Storytime Tuesdays, November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Stories, songs and activities for toddlers and their caregivers. Ages 19 mos. to 3 yrs. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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NOVEMBER 2013 CALENDAR OF MEETINGS AND EVENTS Monday, November 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Bid Opening RFP 13-10-02 Construction of wall under the William Lehman Causeway First Floor Meeting Room, Government Center, 18070 Collins Avenue Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 7:00 am to 7:00 p.m. Miami-Dade County Special Election Various Locations Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Mt. Sinai Lecture Series David P. Samson Commission Chambers, Government Center, 18070 Collins Avenue Monday, November 11, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. Veteran’s Day Celebration Heritage Park, 19200 Collins Avenue

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 10:00 am Golden Era Film Series – “The King & I” Pelican Community Park, 18115 North Bay Road

Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Free Blood Pressure and Glucose Screening First Floor Meeting Room, Government Center, 18070 Collins Avenue Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. 6th Annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest Heritage Park, 19200 Collins Avenue

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. City Commission Workshop – Agenda Review Fourth Floor Conference Room, Government Center, 18070 Collins Avenue Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Sunny Serenade Concert Heritage Park, 19200 Collins Avenue Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Regular City Commission Meeting David P. Samson Commission Chambers, Government Center, 18070 Collins Avenue

Jane A. Hines, MMC, City Clerk

All persons are invited to attend these meetings. If a person decides to appeal any decision made at such meeting or hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, all persons who are disabled and who need special accommodations to participate in any meeting because of that disability should contact the City Manager at 305-947-0606, no later than 48 hours prior to the proceeding

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What you should know about Breast Cancer Breast cancer is the No. 1 cancer diagnosed in women. Breast cancer is a predator among women today, but you can fight back with knowledge and awareness. It’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so don’t wait another day to get your facts straight and start protecting your breasts and your life. Risk Factors Who can get breast cancer? No one has guaranteed immunity to this disease— young women, and even men, have been diagnosed with breast cancer — but some women are at a greater risk than others. Your chances may be higher if one or more of these statements is true: • You’re older than 55. • You have a personal history of cancer. • You have a family history of breast cancer. • You have been exposed to radiation. • You had your first pregnancy later in life or have never been pregnant. • You experienced menopause after 55. • You have undergone hormone replacement therapy. If you are at a high risk, talk with your doctor about what preventive measures are appropriate for you.

make sure early detection is possible! Learn how to do a self-exam. The American Cancer Society recommends that your healthcare provider perform a clinical breast exam every year for all women. A breast self-exam should be done each month by all women. Annual mammogram is recommended starting at age 40. Some women with certain risk factors may need to start their screening mammograms earlier. Talk with your doctor about when to begin mammograms and how often to schedule them. Consult your doctor right away if you ever notice Any changes in your breasts, such as a lump, discoloration or dimpling of the skin, or a change in the shape of your nipple. Stacy D. Roskin, MD, Medical Director, MCCI Lifetime of Aventura

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November 4, 2013

Vi at Aventura was a witness to history Rabbi Seymour Friedman remembers Rabbinical Delegation to Birmingham that met with Reverend Martin Luther King 50 years ago BY MARJORIE ALONI It took place 50 years ago, but the memory of the event and its importance is still vivid in Rabbi Seymour “Sy” Friedman’s mind. Rabbi Friedman was one of a contingent of 19 rabbis from the Northeast U.S. who flew to Birmingham, AL in May 1963 to show support for the injustices suffered by African Americans. Rabbi Friedman is a resident of Vi at Aventura, a continuing care retirement community where he has lived for more than 10 years with his wife Devora. He continues to lead and participate in religious services at the community. The four-day rabbinical mission to Birmingham predates the historic March on Washington which is being celebrate across the country. In fact, the Birmingham mission thrust the religious leaders into the throes of the civil rights movement and created a personal connection to Reverend Martin Luther King. Four month before the famous

Rabbi Seymour “Syd” Friedman –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Washington March, rabbinical leaders from the New York area made a resolution to send a delegation to Birmingham. The Jewish Theological Seminary met and posed a question about how spiritual leaders “could be concerned only with Nazi cruelty when acts of injustice to fellow human beings were taking place in our country.” The rabbis flew to Birmingham and visited numerous African American churches and demonstrated support by meeting and singing with parishioners. As Rabbi Friedman explained, “We all felt it was the right thing to do. In the Jewish faith we believe it is about dignity of the human individual.” In recalling the visit Rabbi Friedman said: “We were participants in their church services and my job was to lead the parishioners in singing. We even taught them an ancient Hebrew hymn.” The rabbis also met with Reverend Martin Luther King who had recently been released from a Birmingham jail. “King was a very inspiring, charismatic man,” said

Rabbi Friedman. “I don’t believe there are many people alive today who met with King on such a personal level.” About Rabbi Friedman, Vi at Aventura Executive Director James Edwartoski said: “He has spent his entire life educating and mentoring people both inside and outside his faith. His early involvement in the civil rights movement is a perfect example of the caring individual that he is. He certainly was way ahead of his time when he went to Birmingham.” About Vi Vi (pronounced vee), recently celebrated its 25th anniversary as a developer, owner and operator of senior living communities. The company is dedicated to enriching the lives of older adults by providing quality environments, services and care. Vi currently operates ten continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) nationwide. For more information about Vi Aventura on West Country Club Drive, call 305-692-4829 or visit

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Don’t live in silence – get your hearing checked For nearly 40 million Americans, hearing loss is part of life. Most frequently, it can be the result of a combination of factors, such as genetics or noise exposure. It can take years to recognize hearing loss, because for many it comes on gradually. It also takes time to build up the confidence to accept and address hearing loss; but it is manageable. In fact, there are thousands of hearing care professionals across the country who can help. For the vast majority of people, professionally-fitted hearing aids offer great benefits. What many people don’t realize is that it’s easy to get a hearing test by a licensed hearing care professional and you can do it without any purchasing commitment. In other words, there’s no pressure. In fact, many licensed hearing care professionals provide a free hearing aid evaluation. The first step is simply determining if you have hearing loss and identifying how significant it is. If hearing aids are recommended, there is no need to make a decision on the spot. In addition, the state of Florida requires a minimum 30-day trial period. So if you do want to try something, you have time to determine if hearing aids, and which type, are right for you. In many ways, hearing loss is the unintended by-product of life fully lived. But when ignored and left unaddressed, hearing loss robs from life. It isolates and diminishes quality of life. Perhaps most notable, unaddressed hearing loss creates barriers and unnecessarily strains even the best of relationships. The overwhelming majority of people with hearing loss can benefit from hearing aids. High-performance technology and style have merged with durability and ease-of-use when it comes to today’s hearing aids. The options are so varied there is

(L. to r.) Judith Foster; Eliana Kessler; Melanie Plotkin, L.H.I.S. and Susan Roth, Ph.D. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– an attractive solution for just about anyone. Many of today’s hearing aids allow users to hear from all directions, in all sorts of sound environments – even underwater. They are digital, wireless and can connect directly to your smartphone or television. Today’s hearing aids throw away oldworld notions about hiding a condition as common as hearing loss. Whether they sit discreetly inside the ear canal, or wrap aesthetically around the contour of the outer ear, today’s high-performance hear-


needed to: supervise, train, schedule, inspect & evaluate the work & performance of all front office agents, housekeeping, laundry, valet parking & guest relations manag’t & supervisory staff, greeters, bell & door persons, drivers, dispatchers, room & turndown attendants, public area attendants, butler staff & PBX operators, ensuring that all procedures are performed to the hotel’s standards; est. dep’t goals & ensure dep’t goals & operating procedures are updated; prepare Seasonal & Compression Date Plans for coverage & ensure req’ts are in place. Min. Req’t: Bachelor’s in Hotel & Restaurant Management or foreign equiv plus 5 yrs. luxury hotel exp. req’d. Send resume & cover ltr to:

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ing aids amplify life. They unabashedly send the message: “I’m too young and full of life to stop doing the things I love best.” ( Progressive Hearing has been serving Miami Beach and its surrounding communities since 1995. The company is dedicated to keeping abreast of the latest improvements in technology in the hearing industry and committed to offering the most current options to patients. The highly-skilled team at Progressive Hearing works closely with each individual to identify communication issues and determine the best solution to improve hearing in all communication situations. Because their business is expanding, Progressive Hearing has relocated from the Mount Sinai Hospital building to Sans Souci Plaza East in North Miami. Progressive Hearing is conveniently located at 2232 NE123rd St., just west of the Bay Harbor Bridge/Broad Causeway, centrally located between Miami Beach and Aventura. This new location provides free, hassle-free parking right in front of the office door. For more information, call 786.342.7151 or visit us at

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Prescription Drug Foundation ‘delivers’ value and personalized service BY BARI AUERBACH Imagine opening your door to a friendly professional with your prescriptions in hand. Now imagine getting a great value - and actually being known by name at Prescription Drug Foundation – a family owned and operated North Miami Beach pharmacy in business for over 30 years. Prescription Drug Foundation is part of the nationally renowned Health Mart Pharmacy network, ranked highest in customer satisfaction in a J.D. Power & Associates U.S. Pharmacy study. In keeping with the goal to provide “personal care from people you can trust,” father and son team Richard and Paul Finkel make it their mission to deliver on the promise to change the way you purchase prescription drugs. From free delivery service within Northeast Miami-Dade and the highest levels of customer service - to the best competitive prices on most commonly prescribed medications, Prescription Drug Foundation provides a welcome change to anyone who has ever experienced “medication frustration” at typical pharmacy counters or while trying to communicate via a computerized phone system. Since opening in the 1970’s, Prescription Drug Foundation has employed responsive

associates and expert pharmacists serving the needs of seniors as well as the area’s growing population of busy young professionals and families. Beyond stocking brand name and generic drugs, Prescription Drug Foundation pharmacists routinely screen patients’ medication profiles to check for conflicting interactions and can consult with physicians to authorize therapies or help ensure their effectiveness. The store also carries vitamin and mineral supplements, home healthcare products, beauty aids, sundries and more - plus special orders and hard to find items are available upon request. So if you can imagine having your prescriptions delivered without leaving the comfort of your home or a busy day at work, put 305-947-0433 on speed dial and start going to the friendly, professional pharmacy where there are never long lines – just shortcuts to convenience and people who care for you and about you! Prescription Drug Foundation is located at 1777 Northeast 163rd Street in North Miami Beach, is open Monday through Saturday. Medicare, Medicaid, Worksmans Comp as well as most forms of insurance are accepted. For more information or to inquire about free delivery service, phone: 305-947-0433.

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Plaza at Pembroke Park The Plaza at Pembroke Park is a beautiful 120 bed assisted living community, situated right off Hallandale Beach Boulevard in the small city of Pembroke Park. The Plaza is the only ALF in the area with a fully supervised kosher kitchen, providing a wonderful array of traditional and more modern cuisine for those seeking to maintain an orthodox Jewish lifestyle. We also offer a regular menu prepared in a separate kitchen for residents with more secular tastes. The Plaza offers round the clock licensed nursing care for residents in the regular assisted living as well as those with special needs lovingly cared for in Central Park, our secure memory care unit. We provide care for residents based on individual needs, our goal always is to encourage and maintain our residents independence for as long as possible. The Plaza boasts an Extended Congregate Care license, one of only two communities in the area. This allows us to

care for residents if their needs increase beyond the level of a standard license. This enables residents to enjoy a continuum of care allowing them to age in place, preventing the need for the trauma of a move if health deteriorates. Socializing is one of the most important aspects of the care we provide. An active stimulated mind enhances physical health and well being and our trained activity staff have developed a balanced program designed to engage residents of all abilities. We also provide a separate program for Central Park run by our specially trained staff. We would love the opportunity to show off the more than half a million dollars worth of renovations that have been carried out over the past 18 months, so please call our Community Sales Leader Howard Brown at 954-961-8111 or e-mail him at Look forward to seeing you soon.

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Take good care at Women’s Health Rx BY DEA M. RUSHING

dyspareunia, is also a fairly common issue and is frequently, but not always, related to vaginal dryness. Like vaginal dryness there are very effective treatments for dyspareunia related to peri- and postmenopausal changes. However, painful sexual intercourse can be a symptom of much more serious health issues like infections, endometriosis or pelvic masses. For women’s overall health status and quality of life, painful sexual intercourse should not be ignored, say the center’s experts.

Physician Assistant Women’s Health Rx is a comfortable, safe non-obstetrics environment that is specifically focused on women’s gynecologic health. Services include cervical cancer prevention, menopausal symptom management, contraception, breast health, urinary incontinence management and genetic cancer screenings. The goal at Women’s Health Rx is to educate patients about their gynecologic health and empower them so they can avoid preventable illness and have an improved quality of life. Let’s face it – women are not generally enthusiastic about Pap testing and gynecology exams. The Women’s Health Rx team recognizes that women are often worried about being uncomfortable or embarrassed about an issue. You may believe that there is no treatment for a particular problem or may be scared about a possible diagnosis. These concerns may have kept you from discussing important issues with your gynecologist or from seeing a gynecologist at all. The problem is – you could be missing critical opportunities to prevent serious illness. Or you may be living with irritating, sometimes even debilitating symptoms that are affecting your quality of life. There are prevention strategies and treatments available that can help you live a better, happier life. Cervical cancer prevention Cervical cancer has been found to be a largely preventable disease. The single most important aspect of cervical cancer prevention is regular Pap testing, which can detect abnormal cells before they become cancerous. In the event that abnormal cells are found on a Pap test, there are effective treatments that can prevent those cells from becoming cancer. Additionally, there are two vaccines currently available to protect females against the HPV types that are most likely to cause cancer. The center’s specialists remind women that routine Pap testing is one of the most pow-

Insurance Insurance companies recognize the value of annual gynecologic examinations. Many insurance plans currently wave their annual co-payment and/or deductible fees for well-woman annual examinations to encourage women to have these exams annually. Each insurance plan is different and you should inquire with your plan regarding well-woman examination policies, but you may find that your annual exam maybe free. For more information call the Women's Health Rx today at(305) 4050700.

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erful actions women can take to prevent cancer. Vaginal dryness and irritation Vaginal and vulvar dryness and irritation is a very common issue that affects many women who are peri- or postmenopausal. Typically, vaginal dryness is caused by a lack of lubrication because of decreased estrogen levels. Often, lowgrade vaginal dryness can be managed with water-based lubrication. Unfortunately, however, vaginal dryness can progress to serious pain and irritation, cracking, bleeding and possible infections. There are very effective hormone and nonhormone treatments available for vaginal dryness. This is not something that women “just have to live with.” Painful intercourse Painful sexual intercourse, known as



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Adding a New Dimension to Breast Health BY DONNA SHELLEY Dr. Leslie Frost has opened another Comprehensive Breast Care Center at 10300 Sunset Drive. As in her other offices located in Aventura and North Miami Beach, Dr. Frost is committed to providing the best and most personalized service for women’s health. And she has the ability to provide three-dimensional imaging, the most up-to-date form of mammography in medicine today. Modern, two-dimensional mammograms have been available to women since about 1970. The test, a lowdosage x-ray image of the breast has proven effective in early detection of breast cancer and for diagnostic testing of abnormalities in breast tissue. A powerful tool, the mammogram has been extremely important to the fight against this nation’s most prevalent form of cancer among woman. Now, with the addition of 3D imaging, doctors can see the breast tissue in greater detail, from many different angles. Likened to turning the pages of a book,

the doctor or radiologist can see the condition of the breast tissue in one millimeter slices at a time. This method creates a clearer picture and addresses the primary limitations of 2D imaging, the superimposition of normal breast tissue. “This newer kind of imaging is 40 percent more sensitive to the information; it is much more effective and efficient,” said Dr. Frost. With 3D imaging, the outcome can not only distinguish between tumors and dense, healthy tissue, it can mean fewer diagnostic tests and unnecessary biopsies. Regular breast exams and annual mammograms should be part of a woman’s routine health regimen if she is over 40 or in a group that is at high risk of breast cancer. The most prevalent form of cancer among women in the country, breast cancer ranks second only to lung cancer in number of deaths it causes in this demographic. Hispanic-American women (the most common cause of death from all can-

cers) and African-American woman (who have a lower incidence of breast cancer than Caucasian women, but tend not to have the mammograms necessary for early detection of cancer) are two groups who are at risk, as well as those who lack health insurance. Dr. Frost reminds women that 85 percent of breast cancer occurs in those who have no family history of the disease. As it turns out, the most significant factors for breast cancer are gender (female) and age (growing older). Although it is rare, men, too can have breast cancer. The good news is that the five-year survival rate for breast cancer found in its earliest stages is 88 percent. Dr. Frost is a board certified radiologist and breast imaging specialist. She has designed her practice to provide her patients with individualized service and attention. She reads all the test results and discusses the tests with each of her patients. In addition to breast health services, Dr. Frost’s Care Centers provide diagnostic breast ultrasound, breast biopsy, pelvic and transvaginal

ultrasound and bone density assessments. The new Care Center is located at 10300 Sunset Drive, Suite 400, Miami, Florida, 33173. Call at 305-602-0692 or visit online at

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THE DONOWAY CENTER FOR CANCER TREATMENT AND PREVENTION Surgical Oncology Associates of South Florida Robert B. Donoway, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.S.S.O. Surgical Oncology & Breast Surgical Oncology Practice Specializing in Cancer of Breast, Pancreas, Liver, GI Tract, Melanoma, Sarcoma, Thyroid and Parathyroid, Cancer Prevention and Risk Assessment, Surgical Oncology, Breast Surgical Oncology, Endocrine, and Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Image Guided Tumor Surgery, Genetic Cancer Counseling

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Gardening: A Bridge for the ‘Generation Gap’ Gardening brings people together. The joy of gardening extends across all the stages of life, and the innate serenity and beauty of a Garden provides common ground for all generations. We grew up in a different world, a world where we knew where our food came from and people made a living from their practical skills. Sewing clothes, building homes, and growing food was more than just a hobby or vocation, it was part and parcel to how we lived. We experienced the tremendous value of our “victory gardens” and were always grateful for the providence of our labors. For better or worse, this technocratic modern age has disconnected the generation of our grandchildren from the reality of where their food comes from. They seem to be perpetually glued to some electronic device or computer screen and their lack of interest in the outdoors is becoming problematic for us all. They need someone older and wiser to show them the simple joy of working in the ground, working with their hands, and experiencing the fruits of their honest labor. It is a highly valuable activity for all of us. We are, of course, thrilled to be having fun and spending quality time with our loved ones, and they will be given a

a garden bed on top of the ground, we can grow lush gardens anywhere. This also allows us to make our gardens more accessible by raising them off of the ground, where they can be tended without bending or kneeling. From raised ‘raised bed’ gardens to stacked straw bale gardens there are a wide range of techniques to make having a garden a simple joy for anyone, at any age. These techniques are as visually appealing as they are practical. They require less maintenance and are gentler on the body. Brent Knoll of Knoll Landscape design treasure his childhood memories working in the farm gardens of Nebraska alongside

Raised bed gardens are wooden frames filled with rich organic soil and planted with a vareity of fruits vegetables and flowers. Custom raised beds can be raised several feet off of the ground for reduced strain on back and joints.

chance to discover the simple things in life that haven’t changed for millenniums. They will be excited and empowered to realize the joy of reaping what they sow. They will be forever grateful for the wisdom and teaching you’ll be sharing with them.

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We may think it would be too difficult or overwhelming to build a garden at this stage in our lives, but that’s just not necessarily true. There are plenty of methods and techniques, some of Straw bale beds require very little soil as the pant roots go into the straw which from even before itself. Bales can be stacked for space and physical restrictions. Decorative we were children, that frames can be built around bales for more visual appeal. make gardening easier. These techniques will require less mainte- his parents and grandparents. He wants to nance but just as much fun, activity, and help spread that joy in South Florida by providing custom organic gardening solucompany. The common element in all of these tions to accommodate some of the physical methods is that they eliminate the require- impetuses seniors face. ment and even the effectiveness of tilling; Visit to which is probably the most laborious aspect of gardening. No-till gardening see some of Brent’s no-till organic gardenrequires no turning of the soil and actually ing techniques or call 305-496-5155 to turns out to be better for our plants as well. have Brent personally create a garden for By using methods of composting to create you and yours.

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You’ll want to go back again and again to Port of Call BY LEVI MEYER

My wife Lauren and I like to think of ourselves as “foodies” and when we stumble upon an incredible dining experience, we like to share it with the world. If you haven’t already heard, Chef Ben Huselton, who was awarded 2013 “Best Chef America,” has joined together with one of New York’s most famous sushi artists, Kevin Z, to open a new restaurant in The Village at Gulfstream Park. Port of Call: Modern American Cuisine, better known as POC, is a fusion restaurant that brings together modern American cuisine and exquisite sushi creations, with a fun tapas style theme. Feeling adventurous, we left our dining fate up to our server and played a game of Culinary Roulette. She asked a few questions about preference and allergies and proceeded to hand select some personal favorites from the menu. Admittedly, I am not too adventurous when it comes to my drink, so I ordered single malt, of which they had a vast collection from which to choose. My wife, less picky in this subject, had the bartender whip up a fruity concoction in a martini glass, and all was well in the world. After a few sips and a little conversation, the food began to arrive and the presentation was show stopping.

Our server brought us two soups – one of them was a cold tomato gazpacho, split down the middle with red and yellow tomato to form a Ying Yang shape in the bowl. The lobster bisque, presented in an incredibly unique fashion, was served with the lobster alone in an empty bowl and the bisque was poured over the top at your table (whoa!). For appetizers, we were served a Watermelon Asparagus & Mozzarella Salad and Foie Gras on a bed of Jameson flavored Shredded Pear. The salad was artfully displayed and very refreshing, while the Foie Gras was surprisingly salty sweet. We were sufficiently teased and eager to see what was in store for our main course. Queue the Glazed Beef Short Ribs with Whipped Carrots! Having my best table manners in mind, I reached for my fork and knife, only to discover that a knife would not be necessary. The meat was so tender you could have pulled it apart with a spoon! Definitely among the top five short ribs I’ve ever had. Needless to say, manners went out the window as I cleaned the plate with my bread. I was so engulfed with my short ribs, that I barely stopped to make note of my wife’s gorgeous sushi platter that was so well presented that it could have (and probably has) won an award. We were stuffed, but decided to wait

around long enough to let our food settle so we could see what dessert masterpieces were in store for us. What? You didn’t think we would skip dessert, did you? I could go on and on describing dessert, but instead, you will just have to trust me when I tell you to order the Deconstructed Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Ice Cream and Spicy Pecans. You might also want to get the homemade Mango, Watermelon and Mojito sorbet assortment. As we waddled to the car, we were already planning our next visits (yes, visits – plural). We want to make sure we go for POC’s $21 weekend brunch as well as the weekday “order guaranteed in 15 minutes” lunch. We look forward to going back and we encourage everyone to go check it out. The staff was friendly, the location is perfect, the price is reasonable and the food is incredible. What more can you ask for? Port Of Call: Modern American Cuisine is located at Village at Gulfstream Park, 600 Silks Run, Suite 1210, Hallandale, Fl 33009. Tel: 954-391-7229. For more information, visit Levi Meyer is a South Florida real estate agent at Fortune International Realty. He is a third generation Miami native with a passion for all things in South Florida. He can be contacted via his website at www.

Executive Chef Ben Huselton (center) welcomed Levi Meyer and wife Lauren to Port of Call.

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City Historian

On November 11 we will remember and acknowledge those who were and are called upon to put their lives on the line for the United States of America. For those who died in the service of our country and for those who live serving our Nation, deserve not merely the grateful thanks, but also the salute of each and every citizen of America. The most remarkable thing about veterans in general is that they came home as motivated in peace as they were in war. Calvin Coolidge once said, “The nation which forgets its defender will be itself forgotten.” In 1950, 37 percent of the male population 18 years and over were veterans. By 1975, thanks to a couple of newer wars that figure had risen to 41.8 percent. Perhaps the greatest honor we can pay our veterans, living or dead, is best expressed in another quotation from that most eloquent of American presidents, Abraham Lincoln, “It is for us, the living…to be dedicated here to the unfinished work that they have thus far so nobly advanced…that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation, under God, shall have anew birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.” Lincoln spoke those words on November 19, 1863. For some reason, November is a particular month of remembrance and thanksgiving, going to the polls to vote, carrying the flag, and commemorating the end of World War I. So many of our citizens are Veterans of many wars, serving on the front lines or in support behind the lines. In paying tribute to our veterans, we are in fact paying tribute to the great heritage that we all share in this nation, and as a people devoted to the ideals of Freedom and Democracy. GOD BLESS ALL OF OUR VETERANS AND GOD BLESS AMERICA!


November 28, 2013 Too often we thoughtlessly think of Thanksgiving Day as a day of leisure. Do we not have much more to be thankful for than the Pilgrims who were looking for a New World and new freedom? They found it on our shores, and they gave thanks to God for their survival. Besides continually reaping our yearly gains, we have been reaping the fruits of the labor of the men and women of the past centuries. “You might ask, “What have they done?” Our land has been cleared and farms built up. Machinery has been invented and our

land is beautiful and sanitary. An educational system has been established. Our land is full of universities and colleges where we learn and profit by the truths which others have thought out for us. We have freedom of religion. Think of the lives of the great religious leaders of the past. Can we not say that our heritage has indeed been a rich one? Most of us live a life far removed from real want. Few of us daily encounter muggers, miss a meal out of necessity or have the greedy and corrupt snatch our savings from us. Certainly, most of us can be thankful for the necessities of life…Health…Freedom…Time, to enjoy our loved ones on a fall day. Thanksgiving is our nation’s family day, possibly more so than any other day in the year. It is a day when we are reminded that “no man liveth unto himself” It matter not what our station in life may be; what our prosperity or adversity; this day emphasizes our mutual independence and our responsibility one to another. Doubtless there are many people throughout the country today called cynics who, in their distress and privations, feel that a day of thanksgiving has no adequate place in their life. It is easy to be thankful where every condition favors us, where the necessities of life are abundantly supplied and health dwells at our fireside! To use the language of an American Poet: “Tis easy enough to be pleasant when life flows along like a song.” Thanksgiving Day affords our citizens the opportunity of making a mental audit of their assets and liabilities, both spiritual and material. This festival is America’s only religious feast. Its character is fundamentally social, fraternal, and inspirational. The memory of it, when it has passed, should help the Nation look forward to even a happier Thanksgiving next year. Thanksgiving Day is not merely a time for an extra dinner, neither is it a time to do all the thanking for the 365 days of the year. It is the day to remind us to say, “thank you” a little more often to God and to men. In 1864, in the midst of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln asked the people of the United States to meet in their places of worship and give thanks to almighty God for the blessing they enjoyed. This proclamation marked the beginning of the Nations annual observance of Thanksgiving Day. Since Lincoln’s assassination, each President was induced to issue proclamations calling upon the people to observe the last Thursday in November as a special day for giving thanks, and Thanksgiving Day is now a national holiday. Lets Celebrate! Eat, Love, Laugh, Work, and Share. We have God’s blessings and we have each other!


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Annual Veterans Day Celebration Monday, November 11th

The City Commission of the City of Sunny Isles Beach is pleased to invite everyone to our Annual Veterans Day Celebration at Heritage Park. Each year on Veterans Day, names of Sunny Isles Beach residents, both past and present, that have selflessly served the United States of America through the Armed Forces, will be added to the Memorial Wall. These residents will be honored at the Veteran’s Day Celebration.

Mark your calendar to join us at Heritage Park at 19200 Collins Avenue on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. and be sure to wear your red, white and blue as we celebrate those that have given so much for the freedoms that we all enjoy. For any questions, please call the Cultural and Community Services Department at 305.792.1706.

Free WiFi in City Parks Sunny Isles Beach offers residents and visitors free WiFi throughout the city’s parks as part of a Wireless Island Project. All of the city parks are WiFi Hotspots where internet connectivity is free, wireless, and commercialfree. The city parks that are WiFi Hotspots include Bella Vista Bay Park, Pier Park, Samson Oceanfront Park, Town Center Park, Senator Gwen Margolis Park, Golden Shores Community Park, Pelican Community Park, and Heritage Park. WiFi is also available at the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center. There are private companies that offer WiFi services for a fee in condominiums or private homes.

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JAZZ FEST, from page 1 enjoy top-notch performers during the 6th Annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest, which the City produces in partnership with the Sunny Isles Beach Tourism and Marketing Council. Prices and venues vary and there is something for everyone, including two all — inclusive resort packages at both Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach and the Trump International Beach Resort. Friday, November 15th at 8:00pm kick off the festival at “Jazz Libations and Vibrations” with artist Liz Sharp in the Piazzetta Marketplace and Restaurant at Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach, located at 17875 Collins Avenue. A dinner entrée with special pre-fixed menu is offered for $65 per person. Contact the resort online or at 855-821-8609 to purchasetickets. On Saturday, November 16th at Heritage Park bring your own chair or blanket and spread out on the great lawn for an evening of jazz. For a minimal cost of $15 ($10 for Residents showing the SIB Resident ID Card) patrons will be entertained by a “Tribute to Women in Jazz” as Nicole Yarling, Wendy Pedersen, Paulette Dozier and Ashley Moss perform accompanied by the Melton Mustafa Orchestra. Food, wine and beer are for sale to benefit the Joshua’s Heart Foundation. For a special treat purchase a


VIP ticket for $50 which includes food, drink and private seating. Gates open at 6:00pm and entertainers will perform from 7:00-10:00pm. Sunday, November 17th from 12:003:00pm celebrate at Trump International Beach Resort 18001 Collins Avenue with a “New Orleans Jazz Brunch” featuring the Night Breeze Jazz Trio. Chef Kurtis Jantz’s menu includes Chicken Jambalaya, Cajun Crab Omelet and King Cake and of course New Orleans themed cocktails. Contact the resort online or at 305-692-5601 for advanced tickets at $35 per person ($45 at the door). Miami Live Month continues in Sunny Isle Beach on November 20th with the next Sunny Serenade again at Heritage Park, 19200 Collins Avenue. The featured group, Higher Ground, is one of South Florida’s Premier Cover Bands. Their musical variety includes Top 40, Pop, Disco and Dance. Entrance and parking are both free. And the City’s monthly performance commitment continues in early December with the next Four Seasons Cultural Series taking place on Wednesday, December 4th at 7:30pm at the Norman S. Edelcup SIB K-8 (201 182 Drive). The Florida International University Opera will be featured that evening, including a chance to meet the performers and enjoy a snack after the show. The entrance is free for patrons showing their SIB Resident ID Card at the entrance, and $5 for all others.

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LEFT: Four Seasons Cultural Series, FIU Jazz Big Band performs in October. (Photos by Mike Tribby)

BELOW: Upcoming November Sunny Serenade will feature Higher Ground.

As with all our events, if you wish to leave the driving to us, the SIB Community Shuttle will provide transportation to and

from the event. For more information or questions on any of these events please call 305-792-1706.

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Contact us for the details of the next meeting At Denny’s Restaurant 17550 Collins Ave Sunny Isles Beach All Guests - $5 CONTACT: Robert Paget – 305-586-0242 (Email: BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD Democracy begins at the grass roots

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CONCERNED CITIZENS OF NE DADE Call for the date of the next Luncheon Meeting Peppermill Restaurant, Arlen House, SIB To RVSP call Nancy Leyton at 305.937.6285

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Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, nurtured and grown under the direction of Ballet Master Vladimir Issaev since October of 1997, leaps into its 16th Season starting October 12, 2013 with Pentimento, and Firebird and ends with their Spring Gala on May 3 and 4, 2014. For more information regarding any of the season’s shows, visit or call 305.948.4777 Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida is home based at Vladimir Issaev School of Classical Ballet located at 15939 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami Beach, FL 33160. For more information, call 305.948. 4777 or visit • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •


November 2013 “Live in the present, draw from the past, prepare for the future” A Non-Sectarian Program for The Active 60+ Senior SUNNY ISLES SENIORS Classes are held at King David Condominium, 17555 Atlantic Ave. unless otherwise indicated. (Please use side entrance on 175th into The Chabad Lubavitch of SIB) For more information call Rachel @ 954-604-8838

Monday 9:30 - 11:00 11:00 - 1:00

ENGLISH for Russian Speakers with Rachel RUSSIAN CHOIR with Marina

Wednesday 9:30 - 10:30

ENHANCE FITNESS with Marian ($2)

Tuesday 9:30 - 10:30 ENHANCE FITNESS with Debbie ($2) 10:35 - 11:35 CHAIR YOGA with Agi ($2)

Thursday 9:30 - 11:00 11:00 - 1:00 1:00 - 2:00

ENGLISH for RUSSIAN SPEAKERS RUSSIAN CHOIR with Marina SPANISH with Agi (min 10 need to register)

Friday 9:30 - 10:30 ENHANCE FITNESS with Debbie ($2) 10:35 - 11:35 CHAIR YOGA with Agi ($2)

*Enhance Fitness classes require special registration, Please see Rachel for the application. Please see suggested donation for each of the classes.

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Fanny Korn President Simcha Chapter 305-792-9193 other • 443-621-8612 mobile Carmen Grier Fundraiser V.P. and OVP Simcha Chapter 786-554-1217 mobile Audrey Reinhartz Coordinator Chairperson 305-542-9858 Trina Duluc Co-coordinator Chairperson 305-682-9549 Simcha Calendar 2013-14 Fundraiser 1 for $18 • 3 for $45 • 5 for $75, a great gift idea! Send check to: Carmen Grier, 19333 Collins Ave. #2906, Sunny Isles Beach FL 33160

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November is Miami Live Month: 6th Annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest A Tribute to Women in Jazz

Celebrating songs of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Peggy Lee, Anita O-Day, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone


Featuring: Nicole Yarling, Wendy Pedersen, Paulette Dozier and introducing Ashlee Moss accompanied by The Melton Mustafa Orchestra Saturday, November 16, 2013 7:00 – 10:00 pm (Gate opens at 6 pm)

Entrance fee: $15 • SIB Resident ID Card Holders $10 Heritage Park 19200 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160

For more information visit:

Friday, November 15th from 8 – 11pm An Evening of Jazz Libations and Vibrations at Piazzetta Marketplace and Restaurant in Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach. $65 per person. Call for tickets to Concierge Desk at 855-821-8609. Sunday, November 17 from Noon – 3pm Trump International Beach Resort’s New Orleans Jazz Brunch at Neomi’s in Trump International Beach Resort. $35 pp Call for tickets to 305-692-5601 or go online at For information visit:

SECURITY NOTICE All persons entering the City of Sunny Isles Beach Government facilities may be subject to an electronic metal detector screening/search for weapons. Any individual refusing to be screened/searched for weapons before being allowed access to the city facility and/or meeting will be turned away and advised to leave the premises.

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Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour and Mount Sinai Cancer Center together for Charity Shopping Weekend

More than 750 people attended the 15th Annual Key to the Cure event on Wednesday, October 16, at Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour. The kickoff party featured tastings provided by many of Miami’s hottest restaurants, including: Bianca at Delano, Cookies by Shar, J&G Grill at the St. Regis Bal Harbour, Makoto, Shake Shack, Sugar Yummy Mama, The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions, City Hall the Restaurant, Dolce Italia, Essensia at the Palms, HaVen South Beach, IL MULINO NY-MIAMI, Restaurant Michael Schwartz, The Cypress Room, Tongue and Cheek, Toro Toro, Brasserie La Goulue, Chef Adrienne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar, Jean Paul’s House, Miami Smokers – Urban Smokehouse, Morton’s North Miami, Novecento, Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crabhouse, and Villa Azur. Cocktails were generously provided by Southern Wine & Spirits. Miami’s hottest entertainers also came out to support Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour’s breast cancer awareness event. Meryl Epps, DJ Affect, Deborah Magdalena, DJ Laz and a five-piece DJ ensemble featuring The Brass Kings joined together to keep the guests entertained and dancing all night long. One of the highlights of the evening was the Saks Fifth Avenue Casino, where guests tried their luck at the tables to win a Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour shopping spree. The Key to the Cure is an annual charity shopping weekend held during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year’s event began with the kickoff party and continued through Sunday, October 20. During the shopping weekend 2 percent of participating vendor sales from Saks Bal Harbour – up to $500,000 – will be donated to the Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center. “We are thrilled with the success of the event and thankful for all of our wonderful partners that continue to support Key to the Cure year after year,” said Deborah Slack, vice president and general manager of Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour. “All of us at Mount Sinai are happy to once again partner with Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour in Key to the Cure,” said Steven D.

A garden of gourmet cookies and yummy couture greeted shoppers during the 15th Annual Key to the Cure kickoff event at Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour on October 16. The charity shopping event featured food tastings, live entertainment and an opportunity to support the Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Sonenreich, president and chief executive officer of Mount Sinai. “We are committed to our hospital’s mission to provide high quality healthcare to our community through teaching, research, charity care and financial responsibility. It’s a privilege to have the Saks Bal Harbour team embrace our mission in such a tangible way.” Saks Fifth Avenue’s annual Key to the Cure campaign is a company-wide initiative that has raised $31 million dollars to date for women’s cancer research and treatment organizations throughout the United States.


Saks Fifth Avenue initiated its charity shopping weekend in 1999. Since then, the company has donated $31 million to women’s cancer research and treatment organizations throughout the United States. Organizations benefiting from these funds include: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation; EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund; Cleveland Clinic; Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Nevada Cancer Institute and many others.


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Porsche 911 Carrera marks 7th generation of iconic sports car Ron Beasley AUTOMOTIVE EDITOR

LET’S TALK CARS Even in this job, the opportunity to drive a Porsche is special, so when I was told that my test car for the week would be the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera, I was ecstatic. It is, arguably, the sweetest driving mass production sports car on the road today. I wasn’t disappointed. Since its introduction nearly 50 years ago, the Porsche 911 has delivered the ultimate in performance and practicality in a sports car. It’s a vehicle that can be driven daily on the road and enjoyed during weekends at track events. This newest seventh generation Porsche 911 is offered in two models — the Carrera and Carrera S — and in both hardtop and cabriolet variations. Basically, the Carrera S has a bigger engine and is slightly faster. The Carrera has a 3.4-liter engine and, with Porsche’s

new seven-speed manual transmission, clocks 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds, topping out at 179 mph. The new Carrera S has a 400 hp 3.8-liter engine and hits 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds, and has a top speed of 187 mph. The new Porsche 911 Carreras are the world’s first passenger cars equipped with a seven-speed manual transmission. The new gearbox has close ratios for the first six gears, with the seventh providing a tall overdrive for better high-speed fuel economy. The new Carrera 911 is longer and lower, has a wider front track and is loaded with new features, including a new rear axle design to improve precision and stability, a new electro-mechanical power steering system, Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV), enhanced Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and enhanced dynamic engine mount technology created for the last generation 911 GT3. You can feel the result in the car’s driving dynamics with even better tracking and roll stability. Also among the new innovative features are: • Auto Start/Stop and “sailing” technology that enhance fuel economy by shut-

New Porsche 911 is offered in two models — the Carrera and Carrera S — and in both hardtop and cabriolet variations.

ting off the engine at stoplights or allowing it to idle when power is not needed (when cruising a long downhill stretch of expressway, for example); • A redesigned, slightly longer, lightweight steel-and-aluminum sports car body; • An enhanced wheelbase that is almost four inches longer and delivers better high-speed stability; • Redesigned suspension, a new rear axle and new technologies that enhance dynamic precision and stability; • Active Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control that expands lateral dynamic capabilities of the car and provides

increased agility, and • Porsche Torque Vectoring for enhanced tracking stability and reduced sensitivity to load changes. About 90 percent of the seventh-generation 911’s components are new or significantly redesigned. With 11 trim lines and power variations, pricing on the Porsche 911 Carrera ranges from $84,300 to $181,100. Ron Beasley is the automotive editor for Miami’s Community Newspapers. He may be contacted by calling 305-662-2277, ext. 261, or by addressing email to <>.

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17775 N. Bay Rd. Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 Phone: 305-931-0600 Fax: 305-931-0601 Web Page: E-mail: 2013 Winter/Spring/Summer Mass Schedule Weekend Saturday Vigil: English 6:00 PM Sunday: English 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM • Spanish 1:00 PM Daily English: Monday-Saturday: 8:00 AM • Confessions: Saturday, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

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Everyone can use a Guardian Angel

PBA President John Rivera and Mayor Norman Edelcup present award of gratitude to Father Roberto Cid for his (Photo by Dan Varone) hospitality.


Sunny Isles Beach Police Department


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SAVE THE DATES WINTER FEST Saturday, December 7, 2013 Heritage Park 5 – 8pm

In today’s world, danger and risks seem to be all around us – all of us. No one is completely protected at all times. Our police officers are especially vulnerable as they go from call to call, traffic stop or routine patrol, because they never know what lays ahead of them. Each year, at the end of September, a special ceremonial mass is held at St. Patrick’s Church, to honor the celebration of St. Michael, the Guardian Angel of police officers. This has been celebrated for the past 11 years and is sponsored by the Police Union known as PBA. It is a special day as participants join to remember fallen officers and their families, and to give thanks for the protection the rest of us have received. We all implore the blessings of protection, to be kept safe while doing our job, in service to the community. I must admit, it is both heartwarming and heartbreaking. To see so many in uniform and from all branches of our govern-

ment, show their support is very heartwarming. However, to see the survivors of those killed in the line of duty, family members, year after year, breaks your heart. Their children grow up before your very eyes and one cannot help but wonder – “What if it had been one of us, instead of one of them?” The thought alone is sobering. This year, as in years past, it is a special honor for us in the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department as our City Commissioners, City Manager and City Officials attend to show their support. Mayor Norman Edelcup has the distinction each year of representing Municipal Government as he presents a special recognition to the guest celebrant. Last year it was to the Archbishop of Miami and this year to Reverend Roberto Cid of St. Patrick ‘s Church. The Mayor along with PBA President John Rivera join together to say Thank You to our hosts. It may not seem like much to some, but when tragedy strikes and one of us is spared, it only serves as a reminder, that yes, we need and have a “Guardian Angel Above.” May You and Your Families Be Kept Safe.

HOLIDAY BALL Saturday, December 14 6 – 9pm Tickets on sale: November 12 for Residents November 25 Non-Residents

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Starting from $89 Weekdays! Includes daily Continental Breakfast Buffet for 2 Adults & 2 Children (age 4 & younger ) Subject to 13% tax & $13 resort fee per room daily. Based on availability - Not valid with any other promotions.

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The Perfect Gift BY RABBI YISRAEL BARON Chabad Rabbi of Sunny Isles Beach

A bunch of children are given gifts. One child receives a bicycle, while the rest get tricycles. All the children jump onto their tricycles with great excitement and are having a great time, while the one lone child feels tortured. “Why do I only have two wheels on this bike which doesn’t seem fit to work, while everyone else is fortunate enough to have three wheels which are perfect for riding?” he complains to himself. We live in G-d’s world. There are no mistakes about what G-d gives us. So if we see in our lives a less-than-perfect situation, it is only for the purpose of granting us an even greater perfection. Any seeming imperfection we are given comes with the tools to overcome. However, the challenges can turn into problems when we chose to dwell on our seemingly imperfect package. We tend to take out our magnifying glass and enlarge them to the point where they may overwhelm us. “How am I expected to ride this bicy-

BEACH PATRONS BEWARE! City Code does not permit glass bottles or containers on the beach. This code, Section 201, is to insure a safe and clean, natural beach environment for all residents and visitors to enjoy. Notice is posted on the signs at all Beach Access points and Samson Oceanfront Park. Please be sure to comply with all City Codes to keep our city safe and attractive for the pleasure of all. Non-compliance may result in a citation, fine and possible imprisonment. For more information about City codes, please contact the Community Development Department at 305.792.1705. Thank you in advance for your continued support and compliance.

cle, it’s missing a wheel?” the child thinks to himself. Only with the confidence in knowing there is a solution will the child go on to ask himself, “So how do I make this work?” We too must have the confidence in knowing that there is a solution to our seemingly imperfect package. Don’t ever say, “It’s not possible.” Rather say, “I don’t know how, but I am sure there is a way.” Only then, can we proceed with confidence to seek a solution which we know is attainable. It is a pity on those who get stuck in the middle of this process; they never get to appreciate the gift that they have been given.

Rabbi Yisrael Baron resides in Sunny Isles Beach with his wife and five children. He is the Spiritual Leader and CoDirector of Chabad Lubavitch of Sunny Isles Beach, Co-Director of iVolunteer Florida Chaplain for Aventura Hospital, and Chaplain for the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department. To receive Rabbi Baron’s weekly newsletters (with his articles addressing the Torah’s perspective of life’s everyday challenges) go to or text the word: INCLUDE to 22828.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, VETERANS DAY CLOSED Sunny Isles Beach Government Center Sunny Isles Beach Branch Library Pelican Community Park U.S. Post Office Community Shuttle Bus does not run

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