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North Miami Public Library reopens

Christmas on the Water: Be Part of Winterfest

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locals and visitors alike will be longing for a “White Christmas” or for the sky to “Let it Snow,” at least when they hear songs about snow and snowmen. So what are those who want a little more to

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get them into the holiday spirit to do? The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade in Fort Lauderdale is the holiday tradi‐ tion with a twist that only South Florida could pull off. A holiday

parade… on the water! Since 1971, the Fort Laud‐ erdale waterways have played host to the aquatic affair known SEE WINTERFEST | P.4

DAWN OF A NEW AGE: SHEDDING LIGHT ON SOLAR POWER IN FLORIDA

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ALIVE & KICKING

A view from above

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t’s holiday season again in South Florida; the holiday songs are playing on the radio, the lights are adorning the houses in our neighborhoods, and merriment will ensue. Yet,

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fter 14 months of operat‐ ing out of a trailer annex, the North Miami Public Library has reopened. Novem‐ ber 5 marked the first day of full operation at the updated and modernized facility. Al‐ though the $1.5 million proj‐ ect took longer than expected, the result is well worth the wait. The library was full and bustling on the day of our visit. The project upgraded the decades‐old building interior and now features new sec‐ tions for children and teens, NORTH MIAMI LIBRARY | P.5


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Beginning April, Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas will undergo a $30 million makeover, which will include the addition of 24 new balcony and outside accommodations, a two-bedroom family suite, a poolside movie screen, high speed Internet, and new restaurants, namely Izumi, Vintages, and Giovanni’s Table. As reported in Travel Weekly, the 2,500 passenger cruise liner, which is scheduled to sail from Civitavecchia, Italy to the Mediterranean in May, will also renovate its spa and retail shops. Royal Air Maroc recently began offering flights between Washington Dulles and Casablanca three times a week. The D.C. gateway is the airline’s latest addition to its flight service to and from New York, Tampa, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orlando, and Boston.

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Apple, which filed suit in 2011 against Samsung, claiming that the latter mimicked without authorization its patented technology, such as the general appearance of the phone and its interface, scrolling styles, pinch-to-zoom features, accepted a partial settlement offer for $548 million. The dispute over the claim has been heard in courts across the globe, with numerous filings for injunctions and counterclaims. Samsung is contending that, should further developments take place (the South Korean company is preparing to launch a new flip phone), it reserves the right to recoup millions of dollars in the future and stated that it would like the case to be heard in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Health & Wellness

Health & Well-Being

Gastronomy & Spirits

Gastronomy & Spirits

The “Bacteriological correctness” of French and European food safety regulations and mass production are threatening 50 types of French cheese, such as the galette de Monts-d’Or, the vacherin d’Abondance, the bleu d’Auvergne, the crottin de Chavignol, the brie de Meaux, and the bleu de Termignon, reports the Uk’s The Independent. Artisan French cheeses made with unpasteurized milk, which make up 10% of the fromage consumed in the land of Molière, are facing the risk of extinction. As reported in The Independent, even French cheeses labeled “origin controlled” are being mass produced with heat-treated milk, with their essence and taste being compromised. The culprit is also corner-cutting and greed on the part of France’s agroindustry and big dairy companies. In an interview with The Independent, critically acclaimed producer and international marketer of French cheeses du terroirHervé Mons remarked “We are under pressure to apply the same standards to artisanal as to factory-made cheese. There is no justification on health or other grounds. The dairy industry lobbies for standards which would rob cheese of all true character and quality – in other words impose the kind of cheese that they can make cheaply.” ‘Real cheese’ advocate Véronique Richez-Lerouge expressed concern that “the industry giants are moving into the ‘origin controlled’ market and imposing rule changes to allow pasteurised cheeses to be sold with the appellation contrôlée label.” However, the giants are also facing resistance by tradition-honoring camembert producers and purists. As observed by The Independent quoting Mons: “The threat is not the disappearance of great names such as cantal or camembert. “The real danger – and the reality in many cases – is their conversion into something bland and characterless, which betrays our traditions.”

A new study conducted by physicians at Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital and published in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine finds that having a higher sense of purpose or meaning in life is linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality. Data was gathered from more than 136,000 participants in ten studies which evaluated “usefulness to others”. On average, the participants were 67 years of age and were tracked for a period of seven years. The risk of death was one-fifth lower for those who reported a strong sense of purpose. The authors reiterated the connection between “negative psychosocial risk factors” and negative health outcomes, such as stroke and heart attack. As reported in Science Daily, a purpose in life serves as a buffer to bodily responses to stress.

Law & Regulation Law & Regulation Austria’s Supreme Court will rule whether Austrian student Max Schrem can file a class action suit against Facebook for violating the privacy of more than 25,000 signatories to the lawsuit. “It would not make a lot of sense for the court or the parties before it to file these claims as thousands of individual lawsuits, which we can still do if a ‘class action’ is not allowed,” Schrems told Al Jazeera. “We therefore think that the ‘class action’ is not only legal but also the only reasonable way to deal with thousands of identical privacy violations by Facebook.” Headquartered in Ireland, Facebook rejects the claims and is attempting to block the suit. As reported in Al Jazeera, EU law prohibits companies from transferring personal data to countries such as the U.S., whose privacy thresholds are lower, unless they have the express authorization of the individual in question or have entered into a contract granting permission to do so.

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The National Restaurant Association filed a suit against New York City, in Manhattan, alleging that city health regulators lacked the authority to require chain restaurants to place salt-shaker icons on menu items containing high levels of sodium. The suit also contends that the rule, which applies to menu items exceeding the recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams of sodium, is violative of restaurant owners’ freedom of speech rights by coercing them to include warnings about salt that plaintiff deems to be ‘scientifically controversial”. “Ironically, this regulation will confuse and mislead consumers into potentially making less healthy food choices through the law’s spotty, inconsistent application and inaccurate scientific distortions,” states the complaint. The city’s legal department maintains that the board of health is within its province to enact such a rule. As reported by the ABA, public health experts contend that the warning will inform consumers about salt-intensive fast food items, contributors to health ailments and hypertension. Salt Institute president Lori Roman countered this claim, arguing that “regulations to discourage salt consumption are sending the wrong message.”

Enviroment & Ecology

Environment & Ecology

In an effort to curb smog that is choking its capital city, New Delhi’s chief secretary has declared that beginning January 1st , private cars will be allowed on the roads solely on alternate days, determined by the even or odd number of the driver’s license plate. As reported in Al Jazeera, the new measure will remain in effect for several weeks and is intended to combat the pollution in New Delhi, which tops the World Health Organization’s list of polluted cities and whose pollution reaches its apex in winter. As reported by the majority of physicians in the capital, the number of pollution-related ailments skyrocket during the winter. In the last two months, New Delhi’s air quality fell to alarming levels, with the number of PM2.5 pollutants (the particles that get trapped in the lungs and are the most noxious) rising to 12 times higher than WHO’s safety limit of 25 micrograms per cubic meter. The Badarpur thermal power plant, one of the city’s oldest and least efficient, will also be shut down. Diesel-consuming trucks will only be allowed to circulate after 11 PM in order to provide relief from monstrous traffic congestion. In April, the government will purchase vacuum cleaning apparatus to clean the streets and reduce the dust that fills the air in New Delhi. Sunita Narain, who heads the Center for Science and Environment told the NDT news channel that she believes the government took “the serious measures that are needed to deal with Delhi’s air, we have an emergencytype situation” and expressed gladness that “the government is stepping in.” Full Steam Ahead and Happy Winter Solstice, Yara Zakharia, Esq.


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DECEMBER 9 - DECEMBER 22, 2015

SOUTH FLORIDA HEARTBEAT

Glittering lights on the water

WINTERFEST | CONTINUED FROM P.1

as the Winterfest Boat Parade: The Great‐ est Show on H2O. As South Floridians do not take festivals and holidays lightly, it has grown into a national spectacle wor‐ thy of Kris Kringle himself. A large reason for the continued success stems from three full time employees of the event: Lisa Scott‐Founds, Dawn Read, and Kathy Keleher. Founds and Read are both South Florida natives, and Keleher has been a resident since her college years. Being from the north, she would go home for the holidays, wanting to have the picture per‐ fect “White Christmas.” “One year, I just couldn’t go home. I re‐ member being terribly depressed about it. This was not going to be what I consid‐ ered the holiday season,” she recalls. Luck‐ ily, a friend encouraged her to go watch the boat parade. That was thirty years ago, and her holiday spirit was renewed several times over—ever since then, she knew she had something to look forward to. The lights, the cheer, the merriment, and the pure fun and joy of the season was all there. People were singing, waving, and laughing; she couldn’t help but join them. “I walked away feeling awestruck,” she said. It was a feeling that Keleher still re‐ members fondly and recreates every year to share with others for the Winterfest Boat Parade. The Parade is the culmination of a year’s worth of investment by Keleher and her colleague; as soon as the parade is over, they analyze what went right, what went wrong, and what people enjoyed. And, of course, it takes more than three people to run an event that generates over $40 mil‐ lion for the South Florida area during the holiday season. In addition to the event’s three full time employees, there is a board of 50 individuals overseeing its happen‐ ings and approximately 300 volunteers who help run it and make sure the event is a success. “We have wonderful interns and a sup‐

portive board there to help us,” remarked Keleher. “We as an organization are very blessed because we have so many people and corporations that are involved with us to create a free event. Anyone can go watch this parade.” Becoming a part of the parade and spreading the holiday cheer is possible as well. If you’re a boater and want to participate, a $35 entry fee is all it costs to become a part of this one‐of‐kind holiday parade, (especially if you love fairytales this year). “I love the fact that this year’s theme is fairytale floats… It’s like childhood mem‐ ories come to life” beams Keleher, who says she really loves seeing how people in‐ terpret each year’s themes. She used to go home every year for the holidays but hasn’t returned north for a Christmas in some time. Her children now know the holidays as this parade, and they cannot wait for the fairytale theme either. This year’s fairy tale will see some cre‐ ative interpretations: a Shrek boat has en‐ tered, though it isn’t a traditional fairytale. The Chinese Cultural Association is dis‐ playing the Monkey King with their entry. There is also one Keleher laughingly dubs a “villain boat” because it features a large, winged dragon, one the committee was assured is a “happy dragon.” Sailing along with the themed boats are what Keleher refers to as the “heartstrings boats.” The Junior Captain Contest entry with FPL will feature winner Mason Smith and her friends with representatives of the charity: Cure SMA. All the nominees from the non‐profit groups will be aboard the Baptist Health Santa Showboat. There are several boats honoring military mem‐ bers, a 60‐foot reindeer boat, and even a Rapunzel boat. “People continue to find ways to go above and beyond for this event,” said Keleher. Perhaps the greatest tribute to success of the Winterfest and gift to its spectators

this year is in the form of the parade’s Grand Marshal: the charming, funny, and family‐friendly Nick Cannon. After meet‐ ing him, Dawn Read attests to how pleas‐ ant and charming of a person he is. The festivities this year are shaping up to be the best to date; so if you are looking for

A festive boat in last year's parade

A beautiful view

an exciting holiday event this season, look to the parade to make a “big splash” for the holidays. To find out more information on the Winterfest Boat Parade, visit www.winter‐ festparade.com or call 954‐767‐0686.


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ALIVE AND KICKING Photos courtesy of the North Miami Public Library

The original library building is pictured here right before its expansion in 1964.

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complete with computers, iPads, phone charging stations, project tables, and an impressive selection of books, many writ‐ ten in Creole and Spanish. The library also partnered with Hoopla Digital, giving pa‐ trons with a library card access to more than 300,000 movies, music and eBooks. “We had to come into the 21st century with our services,” said library director Lucia Gonzalez. “And whatever you see here is a product of requests by our pa‐ trons. It became a wish list, and we needed to go under construction to mod‐ ernize.” The original building was constructed in 1940 as a typical North Miami home, but operated as a library. Then in 1952, the city acquired the building and it officially became the North Miami Public Library. In 1985, a new vaulted ceiling was erected in the program room. There was talk among city officials at one time of knocking down the building and rebuilding elsewhere. That didn’t happen. The library was able to find funding through the city and state, and the $1.5 million dollar project got un‐ derway. “We’ve been here ever since,” said Gonzalez. The library hosts a series of free pro‐ grams. Yoga and Meditation is offered from 6‐7:30 p.m. on Thursdays. “Bring a mat. Our floors are hard,” quipped Gonza‐ lez. The daily Shine Bright program in‐ cludes after‐school homework and a story discussion once a week. “We want to ex‐ pose young people to the library and the library resources,” Gonzalez said. Science Camp is offered once a month for fourth and fifth graders to learn sci‐ ence research and skills and aid students in passing their school science classes. Every weekday evening, the library hosts a Family Diversity program for non‐ English speaking community members whose first language is Creole. “This helps integrate our members into the commu‐ nity. Step it Up is a program for teen girls with community members offering pro‐ fessional advice on how to conduct them‐ selves during a job interview, how to dress, how to feel confident. “We serve the community at large, but we are cradled by three schools, so after school is very, very busy here,” indicated Gonzalez. And even throughout the 14 months of operating in a less than optimal environ‐ ment, the programs never missed a day. “We just moved them to the parks,” said Gonzalez. The library also offers services for the homebound and elderly. Volunteers drop off and return items to those who are un‐ able to make it to the library. A very active Friends of the Library group of volunteers is recognized as being the backbone of the operation. “There is so much behind the scenes work at a library. If we didn’t have our volunteers, it would be very, very hard

to do what we do,” remarked Gonzalez. The November 5 reopening of the li‐ brary welcomed patrons and visitors, North Miami officials and friends with tours of the new facility and refreshments. The turnout was outstanding. “One great thing about our library is this,” said Gon‐ zalez. “We have people who have used this library since the beginning, and now their children and grandchildren can say the same.” Gonzalez herself came to the United States from Cuba in the 1970s. “I landed in North Miami and got my very first library card right here.” In an ironic twist of fate, for the last five years, Gonza‐ lez has served as library director in a lo‐ cation directly across the street from where she had her first job at Carvel Ice Cream, now a Creole restaurant. The North Miami Public Library has two professional librarians on staff ready to provide assistance as needed. “Part of our everyday business is to provide guidance, assistance, research and library instruc‐ tion,” pointed out Gonzalez. “We offer a variety of services for a very diverse pop‐ ulation.” StoryCorps at North Miami Beach Public Library The North Miami Public Library was cho‐ sen as only one of ten in the country to par‐ ticipate in StoryCorps, a national nonprofit organization. The latter’s mission is to pro‐ vide individuals of all backgrounds and be‐ liefs an opportunity to record, preserve and share the stories of their lives. Since 2003, thousands of residents in cities and small communities have recorded their conversa‐ tions for posterity. “When I saw that the American Library Association had partnered with the Sto‐ ryCorps to bring Story Corps into view by using libraries across the nation, I knew I had to apply,” said library director Lucia Gonzalez. “I thought, ‘wow, this is great.’ We have so much history in our commu‐ nity.” Gonzalez, who came from Cuba in the 1970s, feels as though she has been here forever, but she is acutely aware of the changes over the years and the history that newcomers have brought to the com‐ munity. There were 500 applicants for the StoryCorps grant and 300 that qualified. Of those, only ten were selected. “We were one,” she said. “Again, our community is very diverse,” Gonzalez explained. “We have been here [as a community] since the 20s and 30s. Some people have been here for genera‐ tions in North Miami and watched the population change, and then you have the population that did the changing.” When Gonzalez arrived from Cuba, North Miami was mostly white and mostly English speaking. The small Latino population was from Puerto Rico. “Then it started to change,” explained Gonzalez. “Different people from different backgrounds made North Miami home,

and I was always curious: ‘What is their story?’ What is their North Miami experi‐ ence?’ Putting together all their experi‐ ences make up the history of our community. People respect it. When the Mariel boatlift and the Haitian boat people came, the face of the community changed again. It’s those changes that I wanted to capture in the StoryCorps project. We don’t realize that our own little story is part of a larger story.” In April, Gonzalez and StoryCorps coor‐ dinator Audrey Ryan traveled to Brooklyn, where they underwent an intense two‐day training on equipment use and interview dynamics. When they returned, they hit the ground running. So far, 26 stories have been complied; the fulfillment of the grant requires 40. “Our librarian and her husband met in North Miami; we have their story.” StoryCorps captured the story of a 105‐ year‐old Haitian woman who was home‐ bound and unable to move. “It was amazing,” said Gonzalez. “She couldn’t move so we took StoryCorps to her. We loaded up the van like the Mod Squad with cameras and equipment.” Her son and daughter relayed their mother’s story about how she brought her family to the United States from Haiti. And StoryCorps has recorded the heart‐ felt story of 105‐year‐old Desilene Victor whose patriotism became national news when, at 102‐years of age, she waited hours at the North Miami Public Library to cast her vote for Barack Obama. She was later invited by the President to his State of the Union address at the White House. “And there she was,” said Gonzalez. Victor received a standing ovation that night. Victor brought her family to the

United States at age 70 and worked in the Everglades sugar cane fields. The North Miami Public Library’s program room bears her name. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral his‐ tory projects of its kind. Listen to broad‐ casts on NPR’s Morning Edition and at storycorps.org. All stories are preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Li‐ brary of Congress. North Miami residents interested in sharing their history can look forward to 40 minutes of uninterrupted time for meaningful conversation with a friend or loved one. If you go: the North Miami Public Li‐ brary, 1601 NE 164th Street, is open 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Satur‐ day; it is closed Sunday. To make an ap‐ pointment to share your North Miami experience with StoryCorps, call 305‐948‐ 2970.

Charlotte Miller, an Adirondack Mountain native, is a freelance writer living in Miami. She is a former English adjunct professor and news writer.


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WAKE-UP CALL Photos courtesy of Floridians for Solar Choice

Two Thumbs Up for Solar Choice Volunteers

Leaders of Floridians for Solar Choice Launched the Campaign in January

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reedom is a very simple concept that has built the very foundation of our country. Unfortunately, freedoms are infringed upon on a daily basis. A group known as Floridians for Solar Choice be‐ lieves that the residents of Florida are being denied one very important liberty: the free‐ dom of choice, when it comes to deciding how they receive the energy that powers their homes. The grassroots citizens’ effort is promoting a Florida constitutional amendment ballot initiative, one that gives Floridians the power to choose. Below are some illuminating facts about what drives Floridians for Solar Choice and its plan to mobilize public support for the solar power initiative. In the state of Florida, there has been a steady increase in public outcry for alter‐ native energy options; a recent poll of res‐ idents showed that 82% of Floridians support opening the solar market through the type of financing that the Solar Choice amendment proposes. Combine this with the rise in natural resources over the past ten years and a trend appears: the Florida public has affirmed: they want freedom of energy choice. The impact of more electrical options could have a substantial influence on res‐ idents of different economic backgrounds. By making it more accessible, people have the choice to decide what is the most fi‐ nancially beneficial for them and their families. While the fear of negative rami‐ fications always arises when new bills are passed into law, Alissa Schafer, the Solar

Communications and Policy Manager for Floridians for Solar Choice, reassures res‐ idents who support their cause that “it’s really a win‐win. The good thing about the solar choice amendment is that it doesn’t have a mandate or tax or subsidy—all it does is offer an option to people who want that choice.” As indicated on the non‐profit’s website, “the ballot initiative does one thing, and one thing only: it removes a government‐cre‐ ated barrier to customers’ right to buy solar energy, so solar can compete in the mar‐ ket against other forms of energy.” Essentially, once that barrier—which is essentially a monopoly on power distribu‐ tion into private homes in the state of Florida—is lifted, the open marketplace can create the natural tensions of supply and demand that come with competition. In other words, if the Floridians for Solar Choice amendment is passed, it will be up to the consumers to influence the energy market, creating a situation where the power companies have to ascertain what is best for the consumer. If this strikes a chord, you can help. Floridians for Solar Choice has a down‐ loadable petition on its website that you can simply print, sign, and send. And in this case, your individual signature is a bona fide and meaningful way to get in‐ volved. “Each signature is a step toward our goal; we need almost 700,000 to get on the ballot,” Schafer explained. Each signed petition needs to be turned in by the end of December so they can all be verified prior to the February 7th deadline. One can also turn to the enormous plat‐

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form of social media: Facebook, Insta‐ gram, Twitter, and even videos on YouTub, where public support has already gener‐ ated more inspiration and awareness of the issue. Furthermore, on social media, it is easy to spread the word. For those who want to take their dedi‐ cation a step further, donations are always useful and appreciated. The donations are applied towards the signature‐gathering process, which engages a wide net of or‐ ganizations and volunteers. Each volun‐ teer packet costs about $10, which helps train volunteers and provides them with the needed materials. If you consider that there are just under 20 million people liv‐

ing in Florida and 82% of them are inter‐ ested in solar energy choice, that is a stag‐ gering number of donations needed to reach all of those homes. Clearly, there is opposition to the Florid‐ ians for Solar Choice cause, and the group is allegedly spreading false rumors and al‐ legations about what this initiative will do. However, the non‐profit has the utmost faith in the intelligence of its fellow Florid‐ ians to discern the truth. For more infor‐ mation on Floridians for Solar Choice or to play a part in giving yourself and other Floridians the freedom of choice, sign the petition, donate money, volunteer, or learn more at www.flsolarchoice.org.


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BUSINESS HUB

Gioia Gelato, el punto de la alegría en Coral Gables

BY: GLORIA GONGORA LOPEZ | GLORIA@INYBN.COM

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alir y disfrutar de un rico gelato es uno de los planes familiares que más agrado produce entre niños y adultos. La sola idea de pensar en el postre tiene un efecto transformador ya que automáticamente nuestros rostros es‐ bozan una sonrisa y nuestra boca literal‐ mente se hace agua. Por eso, el matrimonio conformado por Enzo Biondi y su esposa Alba decidieron bautizar su negocio con el nombre “Gioia”, una palabra italiana que en español traduce alegría. Uno de los objetivos es traer a Coral Gables el auténtico gelato italiano, así como la costumbre mediterránea que consiste en comerlo a cualquier hora del día junto a la familia o los amigos. Biondi recalcó que se trata de gelato y no helado. La gran diferencia es que el primero no contiene preservativos, es 100% natural, con la cantidad exacta de azúcar y muy bajo en grasa. Por cada 100 gramos de helado hay 250 calorías, mientras que por la misma cantidad de gelato hay 160 calorías. Es un producto que ellos mismos elaboran por eso, quien lo consume tiene la garantía de que es fresco y con los mejores ingredientes. Cuando empezaron hace más de una dé‐ cada atrás fueron los pioneros en el sur de la Florida porque en la zona no existía ningún otro negocio de este tipo. Su primer local fue en Miami Beach, “Lecca Lecca”, pero tras la venta del edificio donde funcionaban decidieron mudarse a Coral Gables, su lugar de residencia. El cambio es según Alba Biondi, un sueño cumplido gracias a que “las estrellas se alinearon para conseguir este lugar privi‐ legiado en Miracle Mile”. Los visitantes pueden elegir entre 20 sabores. 12 son con base en leche cuya variedad incluye el chocolate, baccio que es una combinación de chocolate y avel‐ lanas, chocolate nutella, tiramisú, pista‐ cho, chispas de chocolate, cereza y dulce de leche, entre otros. Los otros 8 tienen como base el agua y las frutas que pueden ser frescas o congeladas de acuerdo a la temporada de cosecha. Entre ellas figu‐ ran banana, pina, fresa, mango, melón, du‐

razno, coco y limón. Para esta época de navidad y fin de año, los dueños incluirán en su menú nuevos sabores como la manzana verde. La lista va cambiando dependiendo de las peti‐ ciones y gustos del público. Precisamente ese deseo de brindar un servicio person‐ alizado y único los ha llevado a ofrecer otros productos como la torta de gelato, sorbetes, paninis, café y batidos de leche. Enzo Biondi aseguro que lo más espe‐ cial que tienen es la torta gelato porque no se consigue en los supermercados o panaderías. “Es algo único que nadie más tiene, en el sabor que la persona quiera y sobretodo, es saludable”. Por ejemplo, tienen el black forest basado en un postre francés que mezcla capas del gelato de chocolate con el de cerezas y otra muy so‐ licitada es la de chocolate con limón y la de tiramisú. Otra de las delicias culinarias que ofre‐ cen es el panini gelato, un postre especial que por fuera tiene el pan caliente y por dentro se mantiene frio el gelato que cada quien prefiera. Para complacer a los niños tienen todos los martes la hora de la ale‐ gría entre 4 y 5 pm donde ofrecen por la compra de un gelato, otro gratis. Incluso también tienen dos combos para el al‐ muerzo. Al lugar acuden todo tipo de per‐ sonas y esto según la propietaria es grandioso, “La recepción de nuestros pro‐ ductos ha sido enorme, nos dicen que es el mejor postre que hayan probado en su vida “. Sus cuentas en Instagram y Face‐ book Gioia Gelato son un espacio para que sus clientes expresen su gusto por el pro‐ ducto. Con apenas dos meses en su sede de Coral Gables, Gioia Gelato se ha convertido en un lugar de referencia. Los Biondi co‐ mentaron que muchos de sus clientes los han descubierto y los visitan diariamente para disfrutar de sus delicias. Todos los días están abiertos y dispuestos para brindar al público local la alegría de un gelato y compartir en familia, siguiendo esa tradición italiana. Claro está que te‐ niendo como parámetro la calidad y el concepto de natural y saludable.

Gloria Góngora Nacida y criada en Colombia. Gloria tiene una licenciatura en Comunicaciones y un máster en Administración de Negocios. Actualmente, ella está escribiendo su primer libro y cree en que los sueños son posibles.

La propietaria, Alba Biondi, con una muestra de gelatos. El menú de sabores puede cambiar de acuerdo a las peticiones del público.


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Experience the Little Charms of the Big City in Manayunk, PA

BY: SARAH L. MASON | SARAH@INYBN.COM

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n my last piece on Philadelphia, I pro� vided a touristy account of a visit in the City of Brotherly Love, notwith� standing the fact that I currently reside here. The truth remains that Philadelphia has so much more to offer than what a simple Google search or history book will tell you about the city. Though I still highly recommend visiting Philadelphia’s histor� ical and theatrical aspects, I deem it im� portant to take time and find out what else it has to offer. It is a vibrant city full of di� verse restaurants, an eclectic night life,

and a community of people who truly de� fine it as the City of Brotherly Love. Though all of these characteristics are prevalent in Center City, they are also om� nipresent in the suburbs. If you follow the Schuylkill River away from the Philadel� phia Museum of Art, past BoatHouse row and out of the city west on I�76, you would pass the Philadelphia Zoo, Strawberry Mansion, and Laurel Hill Cemetery on your way to a little know artsy community called Manayunk. Still well within the city limits of Philadelphia and very well

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known to the locals as the “trendy� part of Philly, tourists still might not believe it’s actually part of the latter. Built on the hillside leaning away from the Schuylkill River, Manayunk translates from its Lenape name to mean “place to drink.� Manayunk doesn’t do its namesake an injustice; there is a vast selection of places to quench your thirst. Situated all along Manayunk’s Main Street, Cooper’s Wine Bar, Manayunk Brewing Company, Kildare’s Irish Pub, Rubb, and the list goes on of unique and interesting places to enjoy good libations. At Cooper’s Wine Bar, you can avail yourself of outdoor seat� ing on warm evenings, and owners will even open their garage door/wall so that the main restaurant is also al fresco. The establishment overlooks street side archi� tecture created by ReVision: Architecture (a locally run company whose principles are sustainable and which specializes in eco�friendly design). Kildare’s caters to a younger crowd but still welcomes all those in search of a good authentic Irish cheer and ready to raise a pint of Guinness for any occasion. Rubb is known for its classic BBQ but found a way to perfect specialty drinks as well; it is a must stop for anyone seeking high�end, slow�roasted meats with cocktails to boast about. Last, but definitely not least, is the Man� ayunk Brewing Company, a two story building housing hundreds of square feet

of Amazing. They brew anywhere from six to twelve uniquely crafted beers, appeas� ing all pallets. I found myself there for a Sunday brunch, which features an omelet bar, seafood, desserts, mimosas, and live music—all before noon. Though its name might mean “place to drink,� Manayunk has so much more to offer than its “well�traveled� alcohol selec� tion. If you aren’t in the mood for the Sun� day morning cocktail, Volo Coffeehouse is a quaint Main Street restaurant waiting to serve you the house specialty cappuccinos, espressos, and lattes. It offers a modest but delightful menu in a cozy atmosphere for those whose bellies need replenishment after a day of sight�seeing, opportunities of which abound in Manayunk. Visible from I�76 along Manayunk’s hill� side are some of its renowned and historical cathedrals and monasteries. Symbolizing the architecture of the area, they capture much of the beauty found in these pre�20th century buildings. Rippling away from these holy grounds in all directions is a vast network of row homes. Comprising most of the residential living in the area, these row homes lend a certain charm and sense of stability to the community. And, if for some reason city splendor isn’t what you’re seeking on your trip to Philly, Wissahickon Valley State Park is just a short walk from Manayunk’s downtown. Though it might not be on everyone’s radar for a trip to Philadelphia, Manayunk is an exceptional place to experience the little charms of the big city.


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A Beer Tour in the Land of the Mountaineers BY: SARAH L. MASON | SARAH@INYBN.COM

Coopers Rock

Photo Credits: Sarah L. Mason

Mountain State Brewery

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t first glance, you would not think that Miami, Florida and Morgan‐ town, West Virginia would have much in common; and after second glimpse... you probably still would not think they share any similarities. Scenic tropical beaches and a fast‐paced and racy night life make Miami a one‐of‐a‐kind city. So what does a city nestled in the Ap‐ palachian Mountains have to offer? More than you might imagine. The road into Morgantown from I‐68 West from Cumberland, Maryland weaves up and down over the mountains until it levels off momentarily over Cheat Lake, a captivating, often glassy, aquatic wonder that is a favorite among wake boarders. From the highway, drivers can see that it is a hot spot for kayaking, paddle board‐ ing, water skiing, and simply floating around on a boat. Surprisingly, Morgantown is broken up into several little ‘burbs: Westover, Sunny‐ side, South Park, and Sabraton, to name a few. While Morgantown might not be known as a party city quite the way Miami is, it is reputed for a downtown that fea‐ tures two dozen bars in one square mile. We followed our feet down High Street toward Pleasant Street. I had heard a rumor of an off‐beat restaurant that some‐ times played acoustic music, and to my de‐ light, I discovered it was an awesome pub. The chalkboard sign outside Black Bear Burritos that posted daily special was enough to encourage me to enter. I have a theory about places with daily specials written in colorful chalk: you are going to want to see what’s inside. I was stunned by the amount of artwork displayed in the restaurant; it accentuated the artsy walls. And the fun began as soon as we ordered: They handed us a chil‐ dren’s toy in place of an order number. The burritos had obviously been prepared by an artisan, not just someone who had to show up to work that day. It was packed with fresh ingredients, and I washed it down with a Morgantown Brewing Company Alpha Blond beer: a ca‐ sual twist on burritos I will not soon for‐ get. If acoustic music and burritos are not your number one item, right across the street is a locally renowned venue called 1‐2‐3 Pleasant Street. Be warned: This spot is a musty little dive bar hardly spa‐ cious for eight patrons to stand shoulder to shoulder; it is, however, a fabulous

venue to hear local artists. I forgot to mention that Morgantown is built on a hill. That fact becomes very ap‐ parent when one has a belly full of beer and burritos. After loitering for a while, we walked to the rail trail, a defunct rail‐ road that has been repurposed into a walking and biking trail. With the Monon‐ gahela River as our guide, we ambled along until we found the Mountain State Brewing Company. The brewery embod‐ ied what I admit I envisioned every struc‐ ture in West Virginia to be. It was a large, open lodge‐style restaurant that featured rustic wooden benches, a large brick pizza oven in the center of the building, and an array of in‐house beers on tap. Later that evening, we traveled to Mountaineer Field at Milan Pushkar sta‐ dium—which I soon figured out was the true heart of Morgantown. Zul’s Frozen Lemonade, the “Mountain State’s Coolest Drink”, is a must have for attending Moun‐ taineer football games. If you cannot get tickets, two local restaurants are within walking distance to the stadium and are filled to capacity with fellow fans with whom to watch the games: Keglers and Varsity Club. The former is a multi‐level sports‐watching mammoth of a restau‐ rant. Varsity Club offers a more intimate setting, but is still a sports bar with all the commotion of a large establishment. Morgantown is close to being a city that never sleeps, and that atmosphere of ex‐ citement is why I view it as more similar to Miami than one might expect. Most of the bars stay open until 3:30 in the morn‐ ing, and many restaurants and grub hubs until 4 a.m. or later. The Rusted Musket is a locally owned dive restaurant with its own twist on a Texas toast sandwich, and a place I confess I visited before the sun came up, but not after a good night’s sleep. They added homemade coleslaw and fries on every sandwich, so I simply had to go. If you are in a hurry late night, a stop at the place I can’t help mentioning, Sheetz, is the answer to your prayers. Its M‐T‐O (made to order) menu is extensive and fairly priced; its popularity is easily dis‐ cerned by the boisterous crowd waiting around. My first trip to Morgantown was brim‐ ming with aspects I would have expected from West Virginia and several I did not. Just like Miami, it is a place for visitors looking to enjoy good food, good times, and a carefree lifestyle.

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ONDA HISPANA

César González:

Cocinar, Retratar, Disfrutar

BY: MININ AREVALO-PARODI | MININ@INYBN.COM

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o muchos lo conocen por su nombre de pila; pero cuando ven o leen @Co_cinero, su user en las redes sociales, inmediatamente todos saben de quien se trata. Con un perfil público que supera los dos millones y medio de seguidores, este chef y experto en mercadeo digital, hace que se agüen las bocas. Y tam‐ bién los ojos. César es un hombre bastante joven. Sobre todo cuando se pondera de todo cuanto sabe y la cantidad de temas de con‐ versación bien llevados que pueden surgir en tan solo 10 minutos de estar sentados a su lado. Tiene un hablar pausado, una voz particular y un acento de los Andes que le impide esconder su origen. Pareciera que siempre se está riendo, aunque en realidad es bastante serio. Se la pasa pensando, in‐ ventando, creando. Cuando recibe a sus invitados en su local Bocas Grill, al más pintado puede reinarle la confusión. Porque no para un segundo. Chatea, monta post del plato que se va a comer quien tiene enfrente, hace un snapchat de la visita, monta un tweet con una receta, da dos órdenes en el restaurant, conversa con alguien de su equipo de mercadeo, manda un voice con un par de correcciones para una prop‐ uesta y encima es capaz de estar maquinando un nuevo concurso para pro‐

mover un plato que creó el día anterior. Ah, encima de todo, pide un pollo a la plancha, se lo come –no sin antes hacerle una foto‐y sigue como si nada. Y es que este venezolano de San Cristóbal, que sabe de cocinar, comer, de café y de postres, pero también de redes sociales y de mercadeo, sobre todo gastronómico y para el segmento hispano, pareciera que no descansa. Simplemente, es como los autos ecológicos. Va, se retira, y se recarga para volver con una batería nueva y llena, listo para enfrentar un nuevo día y cien retos en 24 horas. Un chef amateur Venezuela es un país reconocido por muchas cosas, una de ellas, la buena mesa que reina en todo su territorio; por eso, cuando se habla de los cocineros de ese país, es facil imaginarse a cualquier por‐ tento culinario. César, dice que él no es así. Que en medio de tanto nombre reconocido él apenas es un amateur. “Yo no cocino en mi casa. Ni siquiera en el restaurant. Yo lo que hago es tener ideas, más creatividad que cualquiera otra cosa, con algo de in‐ strucción gastronómica pero nada así que ¡wow! que talento. Eso si, voy dándole y dándole hasta que perfecciono lo que hago”. Y quien no lo crea que vaya y CESAR GONZALEZ | P.11

Let’s fight toge ether to end d breas ast s ca cance nc cer in ou our commun nitty y. At Susan G. Komen® Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, we’re proud of our victories in the fight against breast cancer. We’re fighting for your mother, your sister, your friend and you. But there are thousands more in South Florida who need our help and have nowhere else to turn. We won’t rest until we end breast cancer forever. But we can’t do it alone. Please join the fight by donating today at www.komenmiaftl.org/donate. Your gift will make a lifesaving difference and get us one step closer to a cure.

For more information, please contact us at: 305-383-7116 (Miami-Dade) or 954-909-0454 (Broward) or visit us online at www.komenmiaftl.org.

César González, el hombre detrás de las redes.


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pruebe sus increíbles variedades. Tiene una cosa buena para los amantes de los platos grandes. Los de César son in‐ mensos y explosivos en sabor. Basta probar ese invento suyo que mezcló la delicia de los tostones de plátano verde con el lomito salteado y una capa obsena de queso blanco rayado. Es de verdad para chuparse los dedos. Todo para no hablar de una de las reinas del menú: la arepa de pollo con huevo en su nido. Más que un desayuno, un espectáculo para cualquier paladar. La sazón de las redes Ya se ha dicho que aunque no es un chef ejecutivo de esos que está el día entero en el fogón dándole órdenes a una tropa de pinches, freidores y cocineros, sino que más bien es un tipo creativo con instruc‐ ción para cocinar. Ahora, hay que decir que este hombre todo lo que no manda detrás de las ollas, lo hace desde su telé‐ fono inteligente. Parece un dinamo. Y cómo no, si tiene la responsabilidad de contar con más de dos millones y medio de seguidores en sus cuentas de redes sociales, gente con la que tiene el compromiso de cumplir sus ex‐ pectativas en cuanto recetas, fotos, platil‐ los y recomendaciones. Claro que no todo lo hace solo. Anda con un ‘séquito’ virtual de gente que lo apoya. La experta en mercadeo digital, la de rela‐

ciones públicas, el diseñador, un fotógrafo para cuando haga falta, quien administra la oficina, su socio en el negocio de la restauración, Levin Da Grazia, que bien mere un artículo aparte y ni se sabe cuán‐ tos más. Son un equipo cohesionado. Coherente, dinámico y efectivo. Pero llegar a este punto no fue de la noche a la mañana. Comenzó con un blog y la dinámica actual de las redes lo obligó a abrirse cuentas y perfiles que fueron creciendo de manera orgánica e irreversible. Esa es su plataforma de comunicación. Con la que cuenta para enseñar, para presumir de sus manjares, para apoyar a quien lo necesite o para mon‐ tar fotos de su hijo Sebastián. César es un fenómeno de estos tiempos de redes sociales. Cocinado por él en su propia salsa de mass media, adobado con excelentes gráficas y salpimentado con contenido de calidad. No en balde ni en vano tiene fila de gente esperando porque les haga una campaña o les maneje, desde su empresa Gourmarketing, sus redes. Lo bueno es que está en Miami. Y que su sabor es comprobable. Buen provecho. Bocas Grill 3399 NW 72 Av. Suite 128. 33122 Redes: @Co_cinero, @gastrocociinero, @bocasgrill

Minín Arévalo, periodista venezolana con más de 30 años de trayectoria en medios de su país. Máster en Comunicaciones Corporativas de la Universidad Católica Andrés Bello. Actualmente, maneja su propia agencia de PR con su nombre en Miami y es CEO del portal periodístico para hispanos en Estados Unidos www.lanota-latina.com

ROCK LEGEND JOHN FOGERTY TO HEADLINE 2015 PLAYOFF SEMIFINAL AT THE CAPITAL ONE ORANGE BOWL HALFTIME SHOW Yolanda Adams to sing National Anthem

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dding to the tradition of one of col‐ lege football’s premier bowl games, rock & roll legend John Fogerty will headline the Capital One Halftime Show during the College Football Playoff Semi‐ final at the Capital One Orange Bowl on December 31, 2015. Fogerty’s appearance in South Florida continues the tradition of top entertainment showcased during the Capital One Orange Bowl halftime show. One of popular music’s all‐time great singers, guitar players and songwriters – with a career spanning six decades – John Fogerty earned massive popular and crit‐ ical success with the one and only Cree‐ dence Clearwater Revival (CCR). CCR is one of the most important and beloved bands in the history of rock, and Fogerty wrote, sang and produced their instantly recognizable classics: “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Born on the Bayou,” and more. As leader of CCR, Fogerty forged a distinctive, groundbreaking sound all his own, equal parts blues, country, pop, rock‐ abilly, R&B, swamp boogie and Southern fried rock ‘n’ roll, all united by his uniquely evocative lyrical perspective. “The Capital One Orange Bowl Halftime Show has long been recognized as some of the best entertainment in sports,” said Vicki Matthews, Capital One Orange Bowl Game Day Entertainment Committee

Chair. “We are excited to have one of the all‐time greats join us for what is sure to be a special New Year’s Eve in South Florida.” Prior to the game, renowned gospel singer Yolanda Adams will sing the na‐ tional anthem. Adams has sold nearly 8 million albums worldwide and is a Grammy, Stellar Gospel Music, BET and Dove Award‐winning artist. In 2009, she was named the No. 1 Gospel Artist of the last decade by Billboard Magazine. The 2015 College Football Playoff Semi‐ final at the Capital One Orange Bowl, to be held on December 31, 2015, at either 4 or 8:00 p.m., will feature a matchup between either No. 1 vs. No. 4 or No. 2 vs. No. 3 in the final CFP Rankings. The Playoff Semi‐ final at the Capital One Orange Bowl is of‐ ficially sold out. For the 11th consecutive year, Miami’s eminent production, www.actproduc‐ tions.com, will be producing the entertain‐ ment elements of pregame and halftime. ACT Productions also booked and con‐ firmed John Fogerty as the main act. “We are thrilled to welcome rock n’ roll legend John Fogerty to Miami for this year’s Capital One Orange Bowl Halftime Show,” said ACT Productions CEO Bruce Orosz. “This is going to be an amazing show. Prepare to be rocked.”

Tostones con lomito salteado. El plato bandera. El que enamora. (Foto Cortesía de César González)

Fotos cortesía de César González

La Reina Pepiada, una estrella en el firmamento gastronómico venezolano y la reina de Bocas Grill


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BUSINESS HUB

CORAL GABLES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PARTICIPATES IN SIXTH ANNUAL SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

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mall Business Saturday recently returned to Coral Gables. Held each year on the Saturday follow‐ ing Thanksgiving, Small Business Satur‐ day was launched by American Express in 2010 to support the small businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and pre‐ serve neighborhoods around the country. To commemorate the sixth year of Small Business Saturday, The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce encouraged the community to “shop small” and visit lo‐ cally owned boutiques, bistros, and bak‐ eries, for all their shopping. “This is the sixth year our Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce has been the archi‐ tect of these events and we are proud that this opportunity has been presented to us. We always look forward to Small Business Saturday as a day when we celebrate the shop small movement and support our

amazing local retailers,” says Mark Trow‐ bridge, president of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce supports the idea that small businesses are incubators for innovation, vital to our economy, providing a vibrant and delight‐ ful shopping and dining experience for residents, the workforce, and visitors. About the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce The Coral Gable Chamber of Commerce represents more than 1,500 members and is the second largest business association in Miami‐Dade County. Our mission is to foster and enhance the economic interests of the Coral Gables community, while ad‐ vancing the quality of life of our members, partners, neighbors, and visitors. For more information about the Chamber please visit www.coralgableschamber.org

Photos courtesy of Alyssa Perez

SOUTH FLORIDA HEARTBEAT

RING IN THE SEASON AND ‘UNWRAP THE SAVINGS’ FROM MIAMI YOUTH FAIR THIS HOLIDAY

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SAVINGS ON ADMISSION TICKETS The Miami‐Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition has announced its 2016 ‘Un‐ wrap the Savings’ online promotion be‐ ginning on Monday, Dec. 14th thru Sunday, Jan. 3rd. This advance sales promotion will offer guests a savings of $34 from reg‐ ular prices. The ‘Unwrap the Savings’ promotion in‐ cludes four Admission Tickets, valid for admission any one day of the 2016 Youth Fair & Exposition for ages six through 64 for only $22. Youngsters five years of age and under and guests 65 years and better receive free admission every day, all day and do not require an admission ticket. Offer is not valid during school field trips. The Youth Fair’s ‘Unwrap the Savings’ pro‐ motion begins on Monday, Dec. 14th at 12:01 a.m. and runs thru Sunday, Jan. 3rd at 11:59 p.m.

“Youth Fair admission tickets are a great holiday gift for youngsters and adults of all ages,” said Bob Hohenstein, President and CEO of The Youth Fair. “Not only are our 2016 Youth Fair guests get‐ ting a sensational offer on their admission ticket, their purchase is helping us to con‐ tinue to meet our charitable obligations and initiatives within Miami‐Dade County in the coming year.” The 2016 Youth Fair & Exposition will take place at Tamiami Park on SW 107 Av‐ enue & Coral Way, its home since 1972, from March 17 thru April 10, 2016, except March 28 & 29 and April 4 & 5. The 2016 Youth Fair & Exposition will provide many all‐new surprises as well as amusement rides, one‐of‐a kind delicious food, live outdoor entertainment, concerts and agri‐ cultural and academic exhibits to guests for 21 days in 2016. For more information on the 2016 ‘Unwrap the Savings’ promo‐ tion, visit www.fairexpo.com.

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THE CHAMPION'S BENCH

‘WISH FOR A WOW’ WINNER ANNOUNCED: STEVEN RUIZ GIVEN A CHANCE TO FULFILL HIS WISH OF WALKING AGAIN ‘WISH FOR A WOW’ WINNER ANNOUNCED: STEVEN RUIZ GIVEN A CHANCE TO FULFILL HIS WISH OF WALKING AGAIN

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OW Factor Marketing Group cel‐ ebrates their 10‐year anniver‐ sary by granting a ‘WISH FOR A WOW’ to Steven Ruiz, a 22‐year‐old young man that became a quadriplegic following a life‐changing car accident. Ruiz will re‐ ceive a $10,000 donation from WOW Fac‐ tor towards his treatments and wish of walking again, with the help of iAm Able Fitness. A matching donation will also be presented to iAm Able Fitness, a non‐ profit organization improving the quality of life for individuals with paralysis through intense therapeutic exercise, mentoring and support. Any individual person, group, organization or charity was invited to submit their stories and present why their ‘WISH FOR A WOW’ should be granted an opportunity to have a life‐ changing wish come true. “One of our main goals when we founded this company was to give back to the local community. We are pleased to have the opportunity to make a difference

in the life of someone truly in need,” said Jose Dans, Chief Innovator at WOW Factor Marketing Group. This year marks the 10‐year anniver‐ sary of WOW Factor Marketing, a full‐ser‐ vice marketing agency specializing in media, event marketing, and creative services. WOW Factor chose to celebrate this milestone by giving back to the same community that has assisted and sup‐ ported the growth of the agency for the past decade. Since its inception, the agency has donated over $900,000 to charities across South Florida. The “WISH FOR A WOW” campaign included a panel of celebrity judges assisting in the selec‐ tion of five finalists. The judges included: Albita, Ana Maria Polo, Javier Romero, Jon Secada and Laurie Jennings. The public selected the winner through an online voting method. For more information about WOW Fac‐ tor Marketing Group and the ‘WISH FOR A WOW’ campaign, visit wowfactorusa.com.

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SOUTH FLORIDA HEARTBEAT

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center Presents 3 Men and a Baby. . .Grand: A Toast to Sinatra

This performance commemorates the “Sinatra 100”

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Men and a Baby. . .Grand: A Toast to Sinatra will be held at the Aven‐ tura Arts & Cultural Center on Fri., Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. This passionate tribute pays homage to the larger‐than‐life Frank Sinatra, who was dubbed “The Voice,” “Ol’ Blue Eyes” and “Chairman of the Board.” Sinatra’s iconic pipes were the sound of a generation and he is revered still as one of the greatest entertainers of all time. This performance is part of a year‐long commemoration called the “Sinatra 100,” that kicked off on March 4 in tribute to one of America’s favorite crooners, whose 100th birthday would have been on De‐ cember 12, 2015. Hundreds of concerts and other events have taken place all over the country in memory of Frank Sinatra. Celebrate Sinatra’s legacy as performers

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center Presents Illusionist Brad Ross in His New Show Unbelievable! SOUTH FLORIDA HEARTBEAT

Photo courtesy of Chris Feeley

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ubbed an “illusionist extraordi‐ naire,” Brad Ross brings his new show Unbelievable! to Aventura Arts & Cultural Center on Tuesday, De‐ cember 29 at 7 p.m. A celebration of jaw‐ dropping magic that includes hilarious comedy and lots of audience participation, Ross takes his audiences on a journey into a world where anything is possible, pro‐ viding spellbinding wonder and entertain‐ ment for the entire family. Combining the astonishing spectacle of magic with the art of theater, Ross is a cel‐ ebrated entertainer who crosses interna‐ tional boundaries and language barriers to deliver world‐class performances. From intimate personal appearances at venues such as the Aventura Arts & Cultural Cen‐ ter to arenas with 10,000 audience mem‐ bers, Ross has entertained and literally

Illusionist Brad Ross

mesmerized millions of people during multiple world tours in 25 countries and in 16 different languages. The Los Angeles Times states that Ross provides, “a razzle‐dazzle exhibition of slight of hand, levitation, tricky escapes, and other mind bending magic…Not to be missed.” Tickets are $25.50 and $35.50. Buy tickets online at aventuracenter.org; by phone at 877‐311‐7469; in person at Ticketmaster outlets or at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center box office Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance. Know who you are buying from when you purchase tickets. The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is located at 3385 N.E. 188 Street in Aventura. Join the conversation on Twitter at #aventuracenter.

Lee Lessack, Brian Lane Green and John Boswell deliver all the hits, including “Strangers in the Night,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “My Way,” “All the Way,” “New York, New York,” and many more. The Chicago Tribune raved, “This versa‐ tile group produces incredible harmonies – each one brings star‐power to the stage . . . the best male singers.” Tickets are $40 and $45. Buy tickets online at aventuracenter.org; by phone at 877‐311‐7469; in person at Ticketmaster outlets or at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center box office Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance. The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is lo‐ cated at 3385 N.E. 188 Street in Aventura.


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BUSINESS HUB

NEW LUNCH MENU & DRINK SPECIALS AT TIRAMESU Back in South of Fifth, TiramesU Is Now Open for Lunch & Offering Irresistible Drink Specials

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t its new South of Fifth location, 101 Washington Avenue, TiramesU, the 25‐year old South Beach land‐ mark restaurant, is now serving a light Italian selection of dishes for lunch start‐ ing at noon every day as well as 50% off happy hour cocktails every day from 5pm to 7 pm. Ladies drink free on Thursday nights from 10 pm to 2am. The lunch menu showcases reinterpreted traditional dishes such as chef Fabrizio Pin‐ tus’ Ceasar 101 with crispy pancetta, Grana Padano and squid ink croutons; the signa‐ ture Burrata with pappa al pomodoro rather than tomato slices as well as health‐ conscientious quinoa and farro salads with an abundance of seasonal vegetables such as red peppers, leeks, carrots, zucchini, cel‐ ery and red onions. The menu also features a half poussin with smashed blue potatoes and a grilled Scottish salmon along with five home‐ made pasta dishes such as the rigatoni with eggplant in a tomato sauce, the sig‐ nature kale fettuccine and the low‐gluten pappardelle. At last but not least, the risotto primavera puts the emphasis on seasonal vegetables. The thoughtful cocktail list with flavors that play on traditional concoctions with an Italian twist is available at 50% off dur‐ ing happy hour every day from 5 to 7pm

and ladies drink free every Thursday from 10 pm to closing at 2 am. Some highlights include: The Fighting for the Flag, made with tequila but also cocchi Americano, a typi‐ cally Italian aperitif wine used as ver‐ mouth, incorporates a piece of history: back in the early 1900’s, Italy’s and Mex‐ ico’s flags were confusingly similar and in‐ ternational naval authorities had to settle the minor political dispute. Princess Elena, made with Amaro Mon‐ tenegro, lemon juice and prosecco, is also part of Italy’s history. She, whose full name is Princess Elena Petrovic‐Njegos of Montenegro, was the one after whom the Amaro Montenegro liquor was named as she married King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy known for indulging in this liquor. But TiramesU’s libation list also offers less history‐heavy options such as the Fizz 101 made with Cocchi rose, prosecco and soda, and the Sage Old Fashion with basil hayden bourbon, sage and Amaro Averna, for example. And lighter, sunshine‐friendly cocktails include the Heart Beet, pineapple‐ infused Effen vodka with fresh beets, or‐ ange and lime, as well as the Caribbean Lust with Pyrat rum, jalapeno, mint, pas‐ sion fruit, lime juice and agave. For more information, please visit www.tiramesu.com

Caribbean Lust: Pyrat Rum, jalapeno, mint, passion fruit, lime, sparkling water

Kingdom Come: Beefeater Gin, watermelon, basil

Photos courtesy of Annabelle Bovet

Sage Old Fashion: Basil, Hayden bourbon, sage and Averna


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PLANET YOUTH

Exploring Environmental Sciences – Fall 2015 On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, more than 160 high school students and teachers attended Exploring Environmental Sciences Day at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables to learn about diverse careers available in horticulture and environmental sciences. Students completed hands-on activities with environmental experts, scientists, and researchers to learn about plant propagation, conservation, arboriculture, and biodiversity.

Courtesy of Brooke LeMaire

Student perform hands-on biological imaging tasks

Participants learn about horticulture and the care of plants

Students learn about native orchid conservation


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SOUTH FLORIDA HEARTBEAT

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD PERFORMS FREE CONCERT DECEMBER 19 Photo courtesy of Nataly Hayes

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agic City Casino, Miami’s first casino to offer Las Vegas style slot machines, welcomes the legendary Grand Funk Railroad to the Magic City Casino Amphitheater on Satur‐ day, December 19 at 8pm for a free live performance open to music fans of all

ages. “We look forward to an evening of great music by rock legends, Grand Funk Rail‐ road. This American band has captured the hearts of fans with a winning combi‐ nation of hard driving sound, passionate

SEGAFREDO BAYSIDE OPENS TODAY WITH GRAND OPENING PARTY DECEMBER 16TH, 2015

vocals and powerful melodies,” said Scott Savin, Chief Operating Officer of Magic City Casino.

Blues‐rock masters Grand Funk Railroad built a devoted fan base in the 1970s with anthems including “We’re an American Band,” “I’m Your Captain” and “Are You Ready?” The band’s first six albums were successful, including On Time and Grand Funk, which both earned gold record sta‐ tus. General admission is free with Stage Front seats available at $75. Stage Front seats can be purchased and reserved on‐ line at www.magiccitycasino.com or by calling 305‐460‐6579. Magic City Casino, located at 450 NW 37 Avenue in Miami, of‐ fers free parking with Valet parking avail‐ able as well. The free monthly Wheelin’ Dealin’ Food Truck Festival will also take place from 5pm‐10pm on December 19, featuring South Florida’s most popular food trucks serving a range of gourmet specialties. Magic City Casino will also feature the following shows: •December 31 New Year’s Eve Freestyle Explosion featuring Shannon & Exposé (9pm) at Stage 305 ‐ Must be 21+ •January 23 An Evening with Peter Cetera (8pm) at the MCC Amphitheater ‐ All ages welcome •February 26 Jefferson Starship 50th Anniversary Celebration (8pm) at Stage 305 ‐ All ages welcome •March 12 Foreigner (8pm) at the MCC Amphitheater ‐ All ages welcome •March 19 Ralphie May (9pm) at Stage 305 ‐ Must be 21+

Hear ar the Future Futur u re in E Every ver v ry V Voice oi oice o Presents

Spam All Stars Takes Over the Waterfront Plaza of Bayside Marketplace

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rom the partners of Segafredo L’O‐ riginale on Lincoln Road, the new Segafredo Bayside is now open at Bayside Marketplace’s waterfront plaza. The newly built, state‐of‐the‐art kiosk with a full self‐contained kitchen and an expansive full bar will host a grand open‐ ing party on Wednesday December 16th, 2015 from 7 to 10pm with complimentary Prosecco and a live show with Spam All Stars. Located on the amphitheater waterfront plaza, the 580 square‐foot kiosk and 2,500 square‐foot outdoor space boasts two large letters “S” in the logo’s style, signa‐ ture red and black table tops as well as Segafredo’s branded color red throughout. Luca Voltarel, co‐owner and partner of both franchises, along with Graziano Sbroggio of Graspa Group, and Mark Soyka envision an extension (with a “mainland” twist) of the successful music‐ driven lounge café in Miami Beach. Seating 90 guests, Segafredo Bayside of‐ fers an extensive cocktail menu and casual bites. Craft cocktails include Lincoln Road’s favorites such as the Aperol Spritz and the Pim’s Cup adding a local focus with an abundance of drinks made with fresh fruits, herbs and spices, and local Wynwood Brewery beers on tap. The menu will reminisce of the Miami Beach location’s Italian light fares with

tapas, salads, paninis, pizzas and wraps. Most dishes will incorporate a typically Italian ingredient such as prosciutto, speck, fresh burrata cheese and more. Fresh produce will carry through as well. “Our Segafredo concept was ready to cross the bridge and Bayside is a water‐ front location we thought was a great match to our vision,” states Voltarel. “Downtown Miami is destined to incredi‐ ble growth and we want to be part of it as it becomes a destination not only to na‐ tional and international visitors, but locals on special occasions such as concert or Heat game at the AAA, and young profes‐ sionals and urban residents within just a few blocks from us.” The decision to choose Bayside as Segafredo’s second location by the Graspa Group was based on Bayside Market‐ place’s plans to expand and upgrade the mall site including common areas and wa‐ terfront plaza, the two‐level parking garage as well as new retail space and the erection of the Skyrise observation tower. Graspa Group will open a third location, yet to be solidified, for the Segafredo fran‐ chise within the Downtown, Midtown, De‐ sign District area by 2016. About Segafredo Bayside 401 Biscayne Blvd., #K5862 Miami FL 33132 Facebook Twitter Instagram

2015-16 Season

Voices V oices of of Angels MCC MC C Ann Annual Holiday y Concer Concert Sat., Sa t., Dec. 12 12th, 2015 - 7:00 7:00PM First United United Met Methodist Church urch o of Coral Gabl Gables 536 Coral W ay • Coral Gables, Gable es, 331 Way 33134-4915 $25 General Admission | $10 0 Children (age 5-18) MCC Citizens MC C Alumni & Senior Citize ens [Available through gh Ticket Golden Tick et Program] information, 305.662.7494 For more more in formation, call 305 .662.74 494 or visit us online at at miamichildrenschorus.org miamichildrenschorus.org miamichildrenschorus

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THIS PROJECT OF THE MIAMI CHILDREN’S CHORUS IS SUPPORTED, IN PART T, BY THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND THE CULTURAL AFFAIRS COUNCIL, THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY MAYOR AND BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; AND SYMPHONETTES.


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DECEMBER 9 - DECEMBER 22, 2015

KEY BISCAYNE & SOUTH FL HEARTBEAT

COMMENOZ GALLERY invites Art Lovers and the curious to visit its space and discover diverse artists and their styles.

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he current exhibition, which runs until January 2016, features the realist work of Robles de la Cruz with his captivating Seascapes, Oils on canvas, beaming with life, so real that you could almost hear the Ocean and feel com‐ pelled to identify the places depicted in those canvases; and SANTIAGO MEDINA with his highly polished Stainless Steel sculptures that rotate in their bases and bespeak elegance. You can also appreciate the abstract lac‐ quered acrylic boxes with molten glass, by

Cecil VALERA, a beautiful mobile hang‐ ing from the ceiling with different color glass, the surrealistic compositions by Herve PETIT, and the mixed media art‐ works by Jordi PRAT PONS. Gallery Hours: Monday‐Friday 10‐6 pm Saturdays 10‐2 pm 328 Crandon Blvd. #218. Key Biscayne For More information please call 305‐ 361‐7052


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HOROSCOPE

TABERNACLE OF THE STARS Celestial Insights - Fortnight Edition | December 9 – December 22, 2015! Celestial Insights - Fortnight Edition Happy Birthday, Sagittarius! December 9 – December 22, 2015! www.aphrodette.com 540.400.0110 Fortnight Catalogue of Aspects and Celestial Events Even if you do not feel the energy directly, those around you will! (Energetic indicators felt for 3 days prior and following the culmination of the angle.) LUNATIONS The New Moon in Sagittarius occurs on December 11, 2015 at 05:29:22 AM EST. The Lights are in a Mutable T‐square to Jupiter in Virgo and Chiron in Pisces. The Lights also form a double trine to retro‐ grade Uranus in Aries! Variation in diet, exercise and philosophy is essential in this cycle. A deep and quiet inspiration can lead us on a path of renewed self‐develop‐ ment as we embrace health in body, mind and spirit! Travel plans may take up to the last minute to firm up! Go anyway! Cheers! STATIONS Uranus stationed retrograde in Aries on July 26, 2015 at 06:38 AM EDST and re‐ mains so until December 25, 2015 at 10:53 PM EST. This cycle is interesting and can help us to re‐examine who we really are and what we are about. What facets of our nature have we abandoned, and is it possible to reclaim our growth and inspi‐ ration as we move forward? Processes more than events are honored in this cycle. Pace yourself knowing that it often takes time for dreams to come to fruition! On December 8 - 11, 2015, the Sagittar‐ ian Sun forms a Mutable T‐Square to ret‐ rograde Uranus in Aries and Chiron in Pisces. Mars in Libra opposes Uranus and Venus in Scorpio is in trine to Neptune in Pisces! What a mixed bag! You will need to be fast on your feet as circumstances change momentarily! Go with the flow and prioritize what can wait for best pro‐ ductivity. Love can be blissful and deep now. Share your dreams with those you love and laugh a bit! The New Moon in Sagittarius loves good humor! On December 14, 2015, the Sagittarian Sun is in square to Jupiter in Pisces. Meet‐ ing the challenge of finding gifts that have personal or spiritual meaning can be quite the challenge! It can be almost exhausting! You will have two modes quite active. You will be racing around at warped speed during the day and want to totally chill out when night falls. Balance your energy as best you can! On December 19-20, 2015, Venus in Scorpio is in trine to Chiron in Pisces and Mercury is conjunct Pluto in Capricorn as they both oppose Uranus, still retrograde in Aries! Spending time alone doing the activities that feed your soul is great at this time! When working, be sure to follow the rules and necessary procedures. Do NOT allow yourself to be rushed! Check all details and stave off those who radiate anger or frustration. Be the voice of rea‐ son! Stay focused.

INSIGHT FOR EACH SIGN! This fortnight begins on the New Moon! Your power lies in initiation!

ARIES MAR 20 - APR 20 On the New Moon, your ruler, Mars, is in Libra and is in a Cardinal T‐square to retrograde Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn forms a quincunx to Chiron in Pisces and forms a double sex‐ tile to the Lights in Sagittarius! Strive for balance in the early holi‐ day cycle. Do enjoy but do not overdo it! Prepare for the unexpected. Keep elec‐ tronic devices charges for a back‐up if power outages occur. Whistle or sing while you work and play. Joyful exuber‐ ance is in the air! Breathe it all in!

TAURUS APR 20 - MAY 21 On the New Moon, your ruler, Venus, is in Scorpio and is in trine to Neptune in Pisces! Many will confide in you at this time and your intuition is profound. Deep issues are easily discussed without turmoil or drama. Rela‐ tionships deepen as dreams and memories are shared. Your wisdom flows easily to others and your quiet time fills you with an inner delight un‐ paralleled! Bask in the glow!

GEMINI MAY 21 - JUN 21 On the New Moon, your ruler, Mercury is in Capricorn and lightly facing off with the Dragon on the Virgo/ Pisces cusp! It is the perfect time to renew your perspective on the responsibilities you have fulfilled and where they have taken you on your soul jour‐ ney. Let go and let God at this time know‐ ing that Divine justice is always at work. Embrace the innocent and sincere to lift your spirits! Embrace rarified moments!

CANCER JUN 21 - JUL 22 This New Moon is in Sagittarius and the Lights are in double trine to retro‐ grade Uranus in Aries and in a mutable t‐ square to Jupiter in Virgo and Chiron in Pisces. The Lights also form a double sex‐ tile to Mars in Libra! There is an awesome level of momentum you will need to embrace to get everything done! Once you get into the groove, all will fall gently into place. Avoid unnecessary drama from those who are hostile in your immediate environment. Keep fo‐ cused on the joy!

LEO JUL 22 - AUG 2 This New Moon is kissing your ruler, the Sun, and forming a double trine to retrograde Uranus in Aries and in a mu‐

table t‐square to Jupiter in Virgo and Chiron in Pisces. The Lights also form a double sextile to Mars in Libra! Yes! It is all about peace on Earth! Enjoy the roller coaster ride as this holiday opens up the warmth and devotion that opens your heart up wide! Cheer and raise your hands!

your ruler, Jupiter, is in Virgo and in a Mutable T‐square to the Lights in your sign and Ch‐ iron in Pisces. Be sure to moderate food and drink to keep up your energy for the weeks ahead. Pacing yourself is an imperative just now. Embrace those of good cheer and skip along! Do the dance!

CAPRICORN DEC 21 - JAN 19 VIRGO AUG 23 - SEP 22 On the New Moon, your ruler, Mercury is in Capricorn and lightly facing off with the Dragon on the Virgo/Pisces cusp! This is the perfect time to make some inner adjustments about your priorities and values as you move toward the New Year. This is the perfect time to be productive bit with much less stress. Discern what is primary and go for it! Be the helper not the leader for best results in any gatherings you attend. Support!

On the New Moon, your ruler, Saturn, is in Sagittarius and simply in square to Neptune in Pisces. This is the per‐ fect time to stroll down memory lane. Storytelling around a fire or meeting with long term friends to get totally caught up is very inspirational! Make the time to go off the beaten path and par‐ take of a new adventure or two as well! Exploration dawns new memories. Be the co‐creator of your future with glee!

AQUARIUS JAN 20 – FEB 19 LIBRA SEP 23 - OCT 22 On the New Moon, your ruler, Venus, is in Scorpio and is in trine to Neptune in Pisces! Love is charged with romance and the arts draw you like a magnet in this cycle! Be sure to see a show or concert. If you have a favorite holiday film, share it with one you love at this time! Some time alone in reflection adds depth and warmth to your very soul now! Enjoy embracing the Great Mystery of the season! Listen to the still, small voice!

SCORPIO OCT 23 – NOV 22 On the New Moon, your ruler of event, Mars, is in Libra and in a Cardinal T‐ square with retrograde Uranus in Aries and your ruler of process, Pluto in Capricorn, forms a quincunx to Chiron in Pisces and forms a double sextile to the Lights in Sagittarius! Rock and roll, Baby! You will feel the power of peace and are highly organized in this cycle. You lean closer to tradition than you have in awhile! Celebrate!

SAGITTARIUS NOV 22 - DEC 20 Many Happy Solar Returns, Sagittarius! This is your month! On the New Moon,

On the New Moon, your ruler, Uranus, is still retrograde in Aries but stations di‐ rect on Christmas Day. You have felt on hold for some time now and you can feel inwardly the anticipation of a break‐ through. Uranus is in a double trine to the Lights in Sagittarius and in a Cardinal T‐square to Mars in Libra and Pluto in Capri‐ corn! A balanced view forms within you and you un‐ derstand that everything truly is in Divine order! This season will be a fabulous re‐birthing for you!

PISCES FEB 19 - MAR 19 On the New Moon, your ruler, Neptune, is in Pisces, in square to Saturn in Sagit‐ tarius and in trine to Venus in Scorpio! There may just not be enough of you to go around as time seems more limited than other resources just now. The hus‐ tle and bustle does have unique and inspiring moments! Ro‐ mance and pas‐ sion blends beautifully with conversation about the future and sweet memo‐ ries of Christmas past. Enjoy both the laughter and the tears embracing a life well lived with much more to come! Welcome home!

Aphrodette North is the founder of Inner Mysteries Profiled, a full spectrum astrological entity as well as an organization devoted to enlightenment through metaphysics. INNER MYSTERIES PROFILED is dedicated to research and development of the unique Spiritual gifts inherent in everyone. Aphrodette is ever inspired to offer guidance to those who seek direction and development in the true unfolding of a fulfilling and prosperous life.


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SOUTH FLORIDA BON VIVANT

The Chopin Foundation of the U.S.'s recent Chopin Salon Concert featuring a stunning per‐ formance by pianist Jon Nakamatsu at La Gorce Country Club

Photos courtesy of Barbara Muze

L to r: Iga Henderson, Lady Blanka Rosenstiel, and Maestro Grzegorz Nowak Dr Carmen Ortiz & friend

L to r: Rebecca Baez, Jon Nakamatsu, and Olga Melin

L to r: Clara Sredni, Jewel Bertman, and Marsha Fogel

Recent Cocktail reception at COMMENOZ GALLERY for the opening of exhibition “RE‐ FLECTIONS” with Spanish painter Jose Robles de la Cruz and Colombian Sculptor Santiago Medina. Exhibition runs through January 19th.

Jane Hollander, Naydu Commenoz, Elsa Dominguez

Lorena and Jose Carlos Robles de La Cruz, Naydu Commenoz, Martin and Mabel Ron

The Cocktail reception

Mixing and mingling


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DECEMBER 9 - DECEMBER 22, 2015

CALENDAR OF EVENTS DEC 10 - DEC 22, 2015

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Thursday, Dec. 10:

Luis Miguel 8 PM @ American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd. 800.745.3000; ticketmaster.com Constellations 8 PM @ Gablestage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave.,Coral Gables. $45; 305.445.1119 Season’s Greetings Holiday Luncheon for Adults 12 PM @ Key Biscayne Community Cen‐ ter’s Island Room(2nd floor); $5 (sug‐ gested donation). (305) 365‐8900

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Friday, Dec. 11:

Holiday Lights & Ice Enjoy mechanical rides, food, live music, and snow! Plenty of fun to be had for all ages. @ Doral Central Park, 3000 NW 87th Ave, Doral Unlim‐ ited Rides Wristband‐ $5.00/person (ages 3 to 12). Picture with Santa‐ $5.00 (On‐site ticket purchase only) Jazz Encounters: Jim Gasior Trio 8 PM @ WDNA Jazz Gallery, 2921 Coral Way. Free for Students ‐18 and WDNA Members/$15 (GM), (305) 662‐8889. Fair Portia Jewelry Elegant, Timeless, Inspired. Couture de‐ signer Gina Vitale Syrja are dedicated to women for whom unique is paramount. 10 AM‐ 5 PM @ The Biltmore Spa, 1200 Anastasia ,Ave., Coral Gables. 305.913.3187 Author Event: Nina Romano The Secret Language of Women 6:30 PM @ Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables Author Event: Robert Whitaker & Lisa Cosgrove - Psychiatry Under The Influence Investigates how the influence of phar‐ maceutical money and guild interests has corrupted the behavior of the Ameri‐ can Psychiatric Association and aca‐ demic psychiatry during the past 35 years. 8 PM @ Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables 6th Miami Behavioral Finance Conference @ University of Miami School of Busi‐ ness, umbfc@miami.edu. Movies on the Green: Minions 7 PM @ Village Green. Free (305) 365‐ 8900

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Saturday, Dec. 12:

Microtheater for Kids 3 PM‐ 6 PM @ CCEMiami, 1490 Bis‐ cayne Boulevard, Miami. info@ccemi‐ ami.org; 1.305.448 9677 Culinary Bootcamp 10 AM‐ 2 PM @ The Biltmore Culinary Academy, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables 305.913.3131; culinaryacademy@bilt‐ morehotel.com

Thrill Me, a Musical: The Leopold and Loeb Story 8 PM @ Broward Center for the Perform‐ ing Arts, Abdo New River Room, 201 Southwest 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale $30; ticketmaster.com A Peter White Christmas with Rick Braun and Mindi Abair 8 PM @ Parker Playhouse, 201 South‐ west 5th Avenue,Fort Lauderdale. $33 ‐ $53; ticketmaster.com December High-End Wine Tastings Sample California’s Most Celebrated Wines & Upscale Palate Pleasing Bub‐ bles. 2+ hours to please your palate with 35+ great wines. Indulge in artisan meats and cheeses 7‐9 PM @ Crown Wine and Spirits, 5749 SW Bird Road, $25/person Winterfest Boat Parade 6 PM‐ 8:30 PM @ “No Name Harbor” in Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Free & open to the Public.

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Sunday, Dec. 13:

Holiday Concert @ Fairchild Enjoy seasonal favorites, mixed with classical pieces performed by the Fairchild Ensemble Players under the direction of James Judd, musical director. Before the con‐ cert, enjoy delicious foods and drinks under the stars, then finish the evening with scrumptious desserts. Ticket prices begin at $250; tables of ten begin at $2,500. 6 PM‐ 10 PM @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Contact: 305.663.8075 The Sound of Music 11 AM @ Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave. Exhibit Tour of “Ludlam Trail 2020” 1 PM‐ 2 PM @ Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue Fancy Nancy: Splendiforous Christmas 11 AM @ South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, Main Stage,10950 SW 211 St., Cutler Bay. $15; 786.573.5300 Magaschoni Cashmere Trunk Show @The Biltmore Hotel’s Peacock and Finch, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables Kids Christmas Santa's Favorite Story @ Key Biscayne Community Church

Monday, Dec. 14:

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Mozart’s The Magic Flute 7 PM @ MDC’s Tower The‐ ater, 1508 SW 8th St., Miami

Florida Licensing on Wheels 10:00 AM ‐ 3:00 PM @ Coral Gables Branch Library, 3443 Segovia St., Coral Gables, www.gathergoget.com or 850‐ 617‐3995.

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Tuesday, Dec. 15: Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

8 PM @ Broward Center’s Au‐Rene The‐ ater, 201 Southwest 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. ticketmaster.com; $35 ‐ $85

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Wednesday, Dec. 16:

Holiday Soiree Dancing, buffet dinner, & selection of complimen‐ tary holiday cocktails 8 PM‐ 11 PM @ The Club at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables RSVP required. Q&A with Social Security 9:30 am‐ 12 PM @ Key Biscayne Com‐ munity Center’s (305) 365‐8900. Free

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Thursday, Dec. 17:

Michael McDonald: An Evening of Holiday and Hits 8 PM @ Hard Rock Live!, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood $29 | $39 | $49; (954) 797‐5531 PAMM Third Thursdays: Poplife Social feat. Kodiak Fur Enjoy a live performance by electronic band Kodiak Fur. Purchase happy hour drink and food specials or make reserva‐ tions at Verde restaurant, and partake in art‐making for prizes. 6 PM‐10 PM @ PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Admission: $16 for adults, PAMM members free. Space is limited‐ pre‐purchase highly recommended. info@pamm.org Italian Christmas 6:30 pm‐ 9:30 pm@ The Biltmore Culi‐ nary Academy, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables 305.913.3131; culinaryacademy@bilt‐ morehotel.com Medicare Counseling by SHINE 10 AM‐12 PM @ Key Biscayne Commu‐ nity Center’S computer lab (2nd floor). Free; (305) 365‐8900

Friday, Dec. 18: 3 Men and a Baby...Grand: A Toast to Sinatra 8 PM @ Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th Street, Aventura. $40 ‐ $45; ticketmaster.com

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Adult Trip: New World Symphony’s The Sounds of the Season 6 PM @ Key Biscayne Community Center (305) 365‐8900

Saturday, Dec. 19:

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Author Event: Dr. EttiSexi Juicing Dr. Etti unveils her pio‐ neering but simple plan for juice cleansing—of the body, mind and spirit. 7 PM @ Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables Reviving Tea Treatments 10 AM‐ 4 PM @ The Biltmore Spa, 1200 Anastasia Ave.,

Coral Gables; 305.913.3187 Petit Fours- Chef Olivier 10 AM‐ 1 PM @ The Biltmore Culinary Academy, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables 305.913.3131; culinaryacademy@bilt‐ morehotel.com Orchestra Miami’s Holiday Pops Concert 8 PM @ Pinecrest Gardens Banyon Bowl, 11000 Red Road, Miami. ticketweb.com Just Dance It 5 PM‐ 7:30 PM @ Miami Dade County Auditorium 2901 West Flagler St., Miami; justdan‐ ceit.net Happy Wine Coconut Grove Free Wine Tasting 1‐ 3 PM @ 5792 SW 8th Street, Miami. Free MBB vs. Charleston 4 PM @ BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Drive Coral Gables. (305) 284‐2263; eve11.ev‐ enue.net

Sunday, Dec. 20: Vancouver Canucks vs. Florida Panthers 4 PM @ BB&T Cen‐ ter, 2555 NW 136th Ave, Sunrise $20.00 ‐ US $250.00; ticketmaster.com

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When the Four Winds Blow 2 PM @ New World Center, 500 17th Street, Miami Beach. ticketweb.com Tour the Tower 1 PM‐ 2 PM @ MDC Museum of Art + De‐ sign, 600 Biscayne Blvd.. Free Sergio Marin, Opera Singer @ Key Biscayne Community Church

Monday, Dec. 21: World Stage Series/Hambert Ballet: Bach’s Christmas Oratorio 7 PM @ MDC’s Tower The‐ ater, 1508 SW 8th St., Miami

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Music Mondays Enjoy live jazz with Frost School of Music special guests 7‐10 PM @ Uvaggio Wine Bar, 70 Miracle Mile

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Tuesday, Dec. 22:

Ottawa Senators vs. Florida Panthers 7:30 PM @ BB&T Cen‐ ter, 2555 NW 136th Ave, Sunrise $20.00 ‐ US $250.00; ticketmaster.com

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