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Greyhounds become heroes for disabled veterans by MIRIAM CRONKHITE

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ervice Dogs 4 Servicemen is a nonprofit organization that provides trained service dogs to disabled military veterans. The “Hero Project” uses retired racing greyhounds in their training and placement program. The program has been in operation since last March and the outreach program, service dog training, takes place at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2500 in Hollywood. Classes are sponsored by Petropolis Park, a cageless daycare, boarding and training facility. Daniel De La Rosa is the owner of Petropolis, as well as vice president and director of Training for Service Dogs 4 Servicemen. Hero is a retired racing dog who was selected from Greyhound Pets of America by De La Rosa and President of Service Dogs 4 Servicemen, Sara Donadei- Blood. He is the first dog in the program. Florida has a massive population of retired racing greyhounds that can live long and healthy lives if placed in the right home. The racing

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career of a greyhound lasts only about three years and the life span of a greyhound is around 12 years, according to De La Rosa. The service dogs also assist veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, helping ease the social difficulties that arise from PTSD. De La Rosa said that the service dog will lead their owner through crowds of people in order to combat the anxiety that people with PTSD feel in large crowds. Service dogs can also stand or sit behind their owners to give them a sense of a protected space. Because the veteran is responsible for the care and continued training of their service dog, they can’t live as shut-ins. De La Rosa is Karen Pryor Academy

Certified, a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and an evaluator for the Canine Good Citizen Program. He personally trains the dogs and will not certify dogs unless they pass the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Program so that the service dogs truly benefit the Hero has been in the care of Petropolis owner Daniel De La Rosa for community. almost a year in hopes of finding him a suitable candidate to adopt him. Before taking the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good the expenses a veteran will incur for the Citizen test, owners sign the Responsible service training and certification, as well Dog Owners Pledge. as basic dog care items. “If you want a real service dog, be The Hero Project is currently prepared to do the work,” De La Rosa looking to match veterans in need of a said. service dog. Once trained, service dogs are eligible to anywhere with their master. For more information, visit http:// Service Dogs 4 Servicemen is servicedogs4servicemen.com/ and www. privately funded and depends solely petropolispark.com or call 954-243on the generosity of their supporters. 7189. Money donated can be used to sponsor

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Hollywood Unit of Boys & Girls Clubs hosts “Bowling for Kids” charity fundraiser On April 29, SpareZ will host a bowling event to benefit the Marti Huizenga Boys & Girls Club/Hollywood Unit. The event runs from 4 to 6 p.m. and registration begins at 2 p.m. The fee is $300 per team of six bowlers and includes two games, shoe rental, pizza and soda. Sponsorships start at $50 to sponsor a club member to bowl, $500 for lane sponsors and up to $5,000 for title sponsorship. Awards will be given to the team with the highest score and most team spirit. Get your team together today and

bowl a strike for the kids! For more information or to register a team, contact Henry Estrada at 954983-0119 or hestrada@bgcbc.org. SpareZ is located at 5325 S. University Drive in Davie.

Hollywood’s Diamonds in the Rough 14th annual Golf Tournament set for April 28 at Orangebrook Golf and Country Club Hollywood’s Diamonds in the Rough Youth Golf Program is a nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure that all youth, regardless of social or economic background, have an opportunity to learn basic golf skills and etiquette rules. They focus on the game’s positive values such as honesty, integrity, respect, patience, sportsmanship, perseverance, confidence, responsibility and good judgment. The unique approach of Diamonds in the Rough’s mentoring and sportsmanship has enriched the lives of more than 5,500 local children.

The annual Golf Tournament is Diamonds in the Rough’s biggest fundraising opportunity of the year, attracting participants from all over the South Florida region. The monies raised from this special event go directly toward program operations providing appropriate sized equipment, free transportation and access to an 18-hole course for approximately 500 children per year. For details on sponsorship or participation, call 954-967-4221 or call Kevin Biederman at 954-325-8229.

Hollywood Women’s Club to host annual “Margaritas in Paradise” The Hollywood Women’s Club (National Registry for Historic Buildings) is having their second annual fundraiser on April 20 from 7 to 10 p.m. The tropical theme will be “Margaritas in Paradise” at the South Lake home of the Honorable Robert “Bob” Butterworth and Marta Prado. Funds raised will be used to restore the club around the area of North 14th Avenue. Members of the Hollywood Women’s Club are trying to preserve the 84-year-old clubhouse. Fundraising events of the past have encouraged new membership, generous monetary contributions and even a donation of an entire electrical upgrade and new air conditioning system donated by E.H. Whitson Services. Last year’s “Margaritaville” event had more than 150 people in attendance, including the mayor and several commissioners. The club, made up of volunteers, is a center for community service activities, fundraising, educational programs, socialization and networking.

They support worthy charities locally and internationally. Approximately 5,000 people visit the clubhouse annually, and many more benefit from club activities. There is no political or religious affiliation. They are an ethnically diverse group of women, ranging in age from early 20s to late 80s, devoted to helping others. Tickets to the event are $85 each and $100 at the door. Attendees will also have the opportunity to bid on an array of auction items. Tickets can be purchased at www. HollywoodWomensClub.org or by calling 954-923-1379.

Walk for a Cure for Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis at Young Circle set for April 28 The fifth annual Take Steps Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood Walk is taking place on Saturday, April 28 at 6p.m. at Young Circle in Hollywood. The event expects to raise more than $200,000 and will be attended by 1,500 people. Prior to the walk, teams are formed and donations are collected. The walk is a fun-filled event with food, music, silent auctions and activities for kids. Known collectively as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are painful, unpredictable diseases of the digestive tract. These diseases have periods of flare-ups and remission. More than 1.4 million children and adults suffer from Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. Broward County resident, Noah Ramer was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2009 and is now 13. Since then his life has been filled with doctor’s appointments, blood tests, invasive medical tests, powerful drugs with side effects and finally a recent hospitalization that lasted 12 days.

Noah is a talented musician who plays electric guitar and drums. He also is a serious bowler, participating in the AMF Youth League with a bowling average of 160. Noah is an inspiration to other patients who struggle to come to terms with their disease and is a role model for anyone looking to make a difference in the journey to cure digestive diseases. Noah said, “I appreciate the chance to share my story and let other kids in the same situation know they are not alone.” If you would like more information about the Take The fifth annual Take Steps Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Walk is taking place on Saturday, April 28 at 6 p.m. at Steps Walk, visit www. Young Circle in Hollywood. cctakesteps.org or call Jenn of living with a debilitating, unpredictable Baker added that Noah was selected Baker at 561-218-2929. If you digestive disease every day. But that has as the Honored Hero because he truly would like to make a general donation to not stopped him from keeping a positive exemplifies courage, commitment and CCFA, go to www.ccfa.org. outlook and persevering in his life and in perseverance in the face of adversity. Noah knows the struggles and challenges pursuit of his goals. hollywood gazette | 800-683-3187 | www.hollywoodgazette.com

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New yogurt shop opens on Hollywood Beach broadwalk

Because of the huge success of the first location, Art Metrano, best known for his role as Lieutenant Mauser in Police Academy 2 and 3, will open another Yogurt UR Way. The first Yogurt UR Way location opened in February 2011 in Fort Lauderdale. The second location, called Yogurt UR Way Café and offers a variety of nondessert food options, along with a wide variety of wraps, smoothies, coffee and 40 rotating flavors of yogurt and numerous toppings, offering fresh fruit in varieties that customers typically don’t see such as bananas, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, melon and kiwi. Coming from Los Angeles, Metrano

found he could not find a healthy option for desserts in his new home. “We offer a one-stop shop for a variety of foods and an experience you cannot find anywhere on Hollywood Beach,” Metrano said. Yogurt UR Way Café is unique to other yogurt shops because it offers a café-style eating environment, surrounded by eye-popping architecture and a unique design.

Yogurt UR Way Café is located on the Broardwalk of Hollywood Beach inside the Hotel Sheldon at 1000 N. Broardwalk. For more information, call 954-399-9840.

Boxing gym opens in Downtown Hollywood Pugilist Miami threw a grand opening party March 3 for their newest location in Downtown Hollywood. This boxing and fitness gym has open hours, women’s classes, technical classes and boxing workouts. Specializing in Olympic-inspired boxing, this Pugilist boxing gym compares boxing to a complex game of chess, with self respect, discipline and self-esteem as the core values of boxing. Classes and rates can be found at www.pugilistmiami.com, www. facebook.com/PugilistMiamiInc or by calling 954-925-6275. They are located at 2044 Hollywood Blvd.

New children’s boutique opens in Downtown Hollywood BY CARON CONWAY | Lead Correspondent

“Second-time-around mom” Rita Santos was inspired by the birth of her twin daughters last summer to become a second-time-around business owner in Downtown Hollywood, where her new children's boutique, L&L Tiny Treasures, is scheduled to open March 23 at 2000 Harrison St., Bay #3. Santos, whose six children range in age from 24 years to 8 months, had owned Intuition, a successful women's clothing shop in Downtown, before closing it four years ago when the economy took a downturn. After twins Leighton and London Lakin were born, Santos decided to pursue a new retail venture that had been in the back of her mind for 13 years. L&L Tiny Treasures will carry new and gently used, "previously adored" merchandise, including clothing for newborns through size 6, and high-end brand furniture, strollers and accessories. The store also will offer stationery, Early Years learning toys that grow with the child, gift-wrapping and personalization services, Mommy & Me classes and a music-based Circle Time program. "You're going to have a nice variety, and there's a real warm feel to the store," said Santos, who is especially proud of her boys' clothing collection, which includes the Mud Pie and Alpha Industries lines. "I have five girls and one boy, and my challenge was always dressing my boy." Santos' husband and business partner Gerald Lakin said the idea for L&L Tiny Treasures was born in part from the challenges Santos experienced having to travel distances with young children to find quality merchandise and programming. “We thought it would be a nice

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and necessary addition to have a place to go for children's items, as well as educational Mommy & Me programs that was convenient for all the parents in the surrounding area,” Lakin said. Santos didn't think twice about opening a second business in the Downtown Hollywood. "When I started Intuition seven years ago, I just believed in Downtown Hollywood, and I could see it being what I envisioned it would be," said Santos, a 14-year Hollywood resident. “I'm really excited about what's to come.” Santos and Lakin are leasing their new storefront from Seattle Properties LLC, owned by Freddy Garcia and managing partner David Lopez. L&L Tiny Treasures recently opened at 2000 Harrison St., Bay #3 in Downtown Hollywood on Friday, March 23. Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays. The shop will be closed Sundays to accommodate birthday parties and other private events. Call 954-921-3393 for additional information.

Pho Vi serves authentic Vietnamese Cuisine in Downtown Hollywood BY CARON CONWAY | Lead Correspondent

A unique taste of the Far East has come to Downtown Hollywood with the recent opening of Pho Vi, a familyoperated restaurant serving traditional Vietnamese cuisine at 1933 Hollywood Blvd. Owner D. Nguyen, a native of Trà Vinh, Vietnam, who moved to the United States as a child in 1981, opened Pho Vi March 20. The property is owned by S & M Lancaster Properties Inc. The new family business includes Nguyen's wife, Tam, and mother-in-law, Hoa Le, cooking authentic Vietnamese 8

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dishes, including the tasty rice noodle soup known as pho, hence the name of the establishment. The latter namesake of the restaurant is Nguyen’s daughter, "Vi." Pho Vi's menu also features appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrées and desserts. Among the selections are lemongrass beef noodle soup (bun bo hue), vermicelli with grilled pork (bun thit nuong) and honey lemongrass grilled pork chop on rice (com suon nuong), as well as chicken and shrimp dishes, and desserts that include the popular sweet treat "Three Color Bean." Everything is homemade on site using the freshest ingredients and time-

honored family recipes, as well as updated versions Hoa Le was introduced to as part of her professional culinary training. "Our food is very healthy. I think we have a very good product, and I’m confident about my food," said Nguyen, who worked in his uncle's Chinese restaurant in Downtown Hollywood since 1996. For Nguyen, who moved to the City that same year, opening his new business in the historic arts and entertainment district was a natural move. "I've been working Downtown for many years, and I see the city is very

alive," he said. "I see a lot of people around here, and they are very supportive and very friendly." Pho Vi is the newest addition to Downtown Hollywood's eclectic family of international eateries offering Latin, French, Italian, Irish, Greek, Mediterranean, Asian, Mexican and Caribbean cuisines. Pho Vi is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For additional information, call 954-367-7786.


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Renegade Barbeque Company hosts March Party with a Purpose to benefit the Ann Storck Center by Miriam Cronkhite Marchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Party with a Purpose (PWP) benefited the Ann Storck Center, an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities including epilepsy, cerebral palsy and autism. The Center offers residential, preschool, adult day training and an expressive arts program. The event raised $790 through admission fees and raffle ticket sales, including a prize worth $3,000. Video vests were worn to display information and raise awareness about the Ann Storck Center. Renegade generously provided the abundance of delicious appetizers and attendees happily enjoyed the beverage specials. A student of the Ann Storck Center presentented the Hollywood Gazette and Renegade with a plaque of appreciation. The next PWP is on April 19 at Bluepoint Ocean Grill to benefit the Russell Life Skills and Reading Foundation. The Russell Life Skills and Reading Foundation helps inner-city children by teaching and reinforcing reading skills that are critical for success in life. The Russell Life Skills and Reading Foundation was established in 1998 by Miami Dolphins linebacker Twan Russell and his mother, Corliss, a middle school teacher with a passion for helping struggling children. For more information visit: http://www.annstorckcenter. org/; http://www.russellreadingroom. com/; and https://www.facebook.com/ pwphollywood.

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Hollywood Outreach Health Clinic hosts grand opening at Broward Outreach Center Hollywood Outreach Health Clinic will provide on-site Medical, Vision and Dental Care for the homeless residents of the Broward Outreach Center in Hollywood On a day that began with heavy rain and uncertainty, the sky cleared just in time for the Grand Opening celebration of the Hollywood Outreach Health Clinic. The future is brighter than ever for the formerly homeless men, women and children served by the Broward Outreach Center in Hollywood as the Clinic opens to help those in the greatest of need who would be without health care if not for this opening. The Hollywood Outreach Health Clinic, located on the Broward Outreach Center in Hollywood, is the second satellite location of the Miami Health Clinic which is located at the Miami Rescue Mission. The first satellite location was opened in January 2011on

“As we serve the homeless and needy of our community, it is so important to tend to their health care needs,” said Miami Rescue Mission/ Broward Former Mayor of Hollywood, Mara Guilianti, Outreach Attendees enjoy the Grand Opening of the Hollywood Outreach Health Clinic. addresses the crowd. Centers President, the Montoya, said, “The best the campus of the Broward Outreach Rev. Ron Brummitt. “It doesn’t matter if way to help the homeless is to provide Center in Pompano Beach. you are a billionaire or have nothing, if holistic, comprehensive help with During the ceremony, attendees you don’t have your health, nothing else dignity…this is exactly what the Miami heard from guest speakers, staff from the really matters.” Miami Rescue Mission/Broward Outreach Rescue Mission and Broward Outreach Former Mayor of Hollywood, Mara Centers are doing on a daily basis, which Centers and watched award presentations Giulianti, summed up the importance of has only been furthered here today.” to those whose tireless efforts made the Hollywood Outreach Health Clinic The Hollywood Outreach Health the Clinic a reality as well. After the while addressing the crowd. Clinic will provide general medical, ceremony, attendees were invited to “You simply cannot meet you vision, dental and other services with the tour the Clinic, as well as the rest of the potential unless your physical body is help of such partners as Ross University, facilities of the Broward Outreach Center healthy along with your mind and spirit. Miami-Dade College, Nova Southeastern in Hollywood. That’s exactly what we are kicking off Keynote Speaker and Provost of University, Florida Department of Health here today.” Miami-Dade College, Dr. Rolando and many more.

Hunger Action Forum invites community to take steps to a hunger-free county As many as 17 million children nationwide are struggling with what is known as food insecurity. To put it another way, one in four children in the country is living without consistent access to enough nutritious food to live a healthy life, according to the study, “Map the Meal Child Food Insecurity 2011.” “Something HAS to be done,” said Michele M. Venable, director of Social Services at Hollywood’s Jubilee Center, which provides emergency resources and relief from hunger. What can you do? The Jubilee

center invites you to attend a ‘Hunger Action Forum’ on Monday, April 16 from 4 to 5 p.m. at The Jubilee Center. “We will learn about hunger in South Florida and discuss solutions to this crisis. We will also plan the next steps toward a hunger-free Broward County,” Venable said. Speakers will include Sandi Gruber and Janice Lachhman from the South Florida Coalition and John Heckathorne from Department of Children and Families. RSVP by Friday, April 13 at 954920-0106.

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Fred Hunter’s to host living will workshop On Wednesday, April 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fred Hunter’s and VITAS Innovative Hospice Care will be sponsoring a workshop on the living will called the “Five Wishes.” “This is an excellent opportunity to control how you are treated if you get seriously ill,” said Barbara Medina, director of Sales at Fred Hunter Memorial Services. “It’s an easy-to-complete form that lets you say exactly what you want. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get this taken care of

with an expert.” The presentation will be given by the Rev. Pamela H. Barras, Chaplain VITAS Innovative Hospice Care and will be followed by mini massages to relax and restore, as well as complimentary lunch, raffles and entertainment. Fred Hunter’s Hollywood Memorial Gardens is located at 6301 Taft St. For more information, call (954) 9891550 or e-mail bmedina@fredhunters.com.

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Prosperous communities is focus of new statewide effort Broward County Commissioner Chip Six Pillar process co-chairs J. David LaMarca has been selected as a co-chair Armstrong Jr., president of Broward of the Six Pillars Strategic Planning College and chairman of the Greater Fort Process that has recently launched Lauderdale Alliance; Charles Caulkins, in Broward County. The Six Pillars managing partner of the Fort Lauderdale process is led by The Florida Chamber office of Fisher and Phillips LLP and Foundation at the state level and is meant vice chair of The Broward Workshop; to help communities prosper and create Lori Chevy, Broward market president high paying jobs. Six Pillars of Bank of America Merrill will be addressing key Lynch; and James Murley, topics critical to economic executive director of the South success in the future: Florida Regional Planning (1) Talent Supply & Council. Deborah Wilkinson, Education an Economic Development (2) Innovation & Economic Specialist with Broward County’s Development Office of Economic and Small (3) Infrastructure & Growth Business Development, serves Leadership on the Florida Chamber (4) Business Climate & Foundation’s Six Pillars Chip LaMarca Competitiveness Caucus System. Broward County (5) Civic & Governance To become a Six Pillars Commissioner, District 4 Systems Community, a county or (6) Quality of Life & region must complete a Quality Places 10-step process focused around the Six “Each of the Six Pillars topics is Pillars for Florida’s Future framework. important in its own right,” said Broward As a Six Pillars Community, Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca. would join Jackson, Columbia and other “When we bring them all together to counties in contributing to The Florida develop a strategic vision, we will most Scorecard for economic development assuredly impact our future success under the “Six Pillars” concept. To learn by creating high wage jobs, a vibrant more about the Six Pillars process or to community prepared for the future and volunteer to become involved, contact the tools we need in Broward County Ron Drew, vice president of marketing to compete in an increasing global and communications for the Greater Fort competitive environment.” Lauderdale Alliance at 954-627-0130 or Commissioner LaMarca joins at rdrew@gflalliance.org.

Electric car charging stations among hi-tech parking options for beach, downtown areas by Miriam Cronkhite At the March 6 meeting of the Hollywood Beach Civic Association, existing options for beach parking were discussed and new ones were introduced as concerns over parking continue with the development of the Margaritaville project. Options to pay for parking currently include a mobile application to pay via smart phone at http://us.parkmobile.com. Look for the Parkmobile spaces with a green sign and cell phone logo. Use the mobile app or call Parkmobile to activate a parking session and key in the parking space number. They will send a text about 15 minutes before the parking session expires.

Permits can also be purchased online at http://www.hollywoodfl.org/parking/ permits.htm. Weekly parking guest permits are $20 and citywide resident parking permits are $159 for residents to park at no additional cost in city garages and on street at the beach, according to Lorie Mertens-Black, director of Parking & Intergovernmental Affairs for the City of Hollywood. They will also be installing electric car-charging stations this summer. The electric car charging stations will be located in the two Downtown garages, Radius, 19th & Polk Street, and Van Buren, 20th and Van Buren Street, and Garfield, A-1A and Connecticut Street.

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Mickey Byrne’s owner Mark Rowe Oh Mickey, you’re so fine... you’re so fine, we somehow find ourselves in your establishment every time we venture Downtown. This month’s staff pick is Mickey Byrnes. While you may know them as a traditional Irish pub, their appeal goes way beyond endless pints of Guinness, Shepherd’s Pie and sports. We are particularly fond of the “snakebites” - a cool combination of cider and beer. So if you’re a girl who doesn’t like beer, this is a pleasant alternative, just be careful – they’re so sweet and smooth you may forget the alcohol content. The ambiance is warm and easy on the eyes, dark wood throughout and dim

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Erin Scissors and Miriam Cronkhite from Hollywood Gazette staff enjoy a snakebite. lights – the perfect lunch escape from the workday world of ringing phones and florescent lights. While owner Mark Rowe is heavily involved in the success of the place and can frequently be found hands on behind the bar, his staff bring something so special and rare in South Florida that it keeps us coming back; they actually care. From service to food, this is never “hit or miss” experience. Consistently above par, Mickey Byrne’s delivers an exceptional dining experience in the heart of Downtown Hollywood that raises the bar for neighboring establishments to match. J.S.


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City of Hollywood’s new Department of Community and Economic Development to stimulate jobs, growth

By Sara Case and Laurie Schecter The Balance Sheet Blog balancesheetblog@gmail.com Hollywood has quietly rolled out an eye-popping economic development policy – one that has solid intellectual underpinnings and a promising track record in other locations. This is the first time, to the best of our knowledge, that our City has formulated an economic development strategy that focuses not only on improving the City’s economic base but also on raising the earning power of Hollywood residents. The new approach is based on the concept of the “industry cluster” – that is, a geographical concentration of companies that are interconnected by the markets they serve and the products they produce. Silicon Valley with its thousands of high-tech companies is the most obvious example. The big question for us is this: Does Hollywood have the necessary assets to create an environment in which industry clusters will grow and prosper? To answer that question, we start with what we already have. Take for example, our City’s coastal location between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach: three shipping ports, three airports, ready access to the Florida Turnpike and I-95. Listen to Cathy Swanson-Rivenbark, our City’s economic development guru, applying this approach to Hollywood. She says we must understand and capitalize on what’s already here – the “high-growth, high quality industries that are located in Hollywood (such as Life Sciences, Marine Industries, Aviation/Avionics, Logistics/Transportation and Tourism) and the cross-clustering of these important industries.” She adds that these are unique assets on which to build our development strategy. Groups of closely related and complementary industries operating in Hollywood would reinforce each other. In addition, they would result in more and better jobs for our residents, the great majority of whom now work outside Hollywood.

She goes on to name the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Nova Southeastern University’s National Coral Reef Institute and Barry University’s College of Health Sciences Campus in Downtown Hollywood as thriving Hollywood industries that have remained stable and strong during the recent recession and are projected to grow in the future. Meanwhile, in furtherance of the new economic development policy, city staffer Anthony Grisby has been studying Hollywood demographics, documenting such troubling statistics as an unemployment rate higher and median income lower than nationally. He’s also documented that health sciences, for example, can provide many entrylevel jobs for high school graduates, as well as job training and advancement opportunities that can help to increase Hollywood’s dwindling middle class. He demonstrates that a focus on business recruitment in health sciences would build on the resources we already have and provide more employment opportunities for Hollywood residents. To support this new approach, the City has combined its economic and community development functions in a new Department of Community and Economic Development. Since the Director of the former Community Development Department resigned last year, the position has remained vacant. A search is now underway for a director of the new combined department. Keep your eyes trained in its direction to spot what we hope will be significant, positive changes to community development, economic development and redevelopment in Hollywood. The Balance Sheet Blog is written and edited by Sara Case and Laurie Schecter. Both are Hollywood residents who have been citywide activists for years. Laurie owns a small business in Hollywood. Sara is a retired attorney. You can read and post comments online at http://balancesheetblog.wordpress. com.

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by Shondelle-Solomon-Miles The other day I was in the checkout line at the supermarket. A lady standing behind me said to me: “In my next life, I hope I can have a body like yours.” I thanked her for the compliment and replied, “Why in your next lifetime; why can’t you do it now?” The woman looked at me like I had three horns growing out of my head, and said: “Yeah right, that’s a lot of work and I’m just not motivated to do what it takes.” Oh boy...here we go again with the I’m not motivated” excuse. I swear if I had a dollar for every time I heard, “I’m fat, unhealthy and out of shape because I am unmotivated” I would be a VERY rich woman. Motivation simply means the desire to do something. However, isn’t it true you do things every day that you don’t necessarily DESIRE to do. You go to work, you take a shower, you do your laundry, you clean your house, you grocery shop, and the list continues. The point is you do things EVERY day that you are not motivated to do; therefore, motivation is not necessarily a REQUIREMENT. To get something done, you just have to see that there is a NEED for that something to be done and that there are negative consequences to that something NOT being done. Imagine if your boss asked you to complete a project by the end of the day and your response was, “No thank you.” Not likely, right? At least not if you wanted to still have employment. So you’re thinking, “Shondelle, I don’t NEED to workout or eat healthy, but I do have to work or I won’t have a place to live and I have to make dinner for my kids because that’s my parental responsibility.” So yes, you don’t NEED to move your body on a regular basis, but there WILL be consequences, and I promise you they won’t be ones you will

particularly like: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, clothes that don’t fit, joint pain, no sex drive, low self-confidence and self-esteem, poor quality of life, weight gain....you get my point. People often ask me how do I stay motivated to workout with such consistency. My answer is always, motivation is NOT what drives me – habits and NEEDS do. I do admit to enjoying exercise more than the average person, but there is MANY a day I am NOT motivated to move my body with any intensity whatsoever. I understand the consequences of NOT taking care of my body; therefore, it’s not something I THINK about doing – it’s simply something I DO. Motivational speaker Jim Rohn said, “Motivation gets you started; habits keep you going.” I would say it this way: “ACTION gets you started, habits keep you going and if motivation happens to be part of the equation, well that’s just icing on the cake.” MOST of all, and you don’t want to hear this, if you’re simply unmotivated you don’t have to worry about FAILING...and ultimately that’s your biggest FEAR. If you never start, you can never fail. And truth be told, for many people, it is easier to be fat, unhealthy and out of shape than it is to risk the possibility of failure. If you knew with 100 percent certainty that it was IMPOSSIBLE for you to fail the attainment of your health and fitness goals, do you think you could muster up the motivation to take the first step? I think so. Because if success was certain, the element of fear would no longer exist, and consequently motivation or lack thereof would be a NON-issue. You know you will go to work and then come home, or you’ll take a shower and move on with your day. You’re certain of the outcome. Human beings NEED certainty – in

fact, we THRIVE on it. So what’s the solution to overcoming lack of motivation regarding working out, eating healthy or anything else for that matter? Here it is. Feel the fear and do it anyway! Acknowledge you’re scared, accept the uncertainty of the outcome, then lace up your sneakers, dust off your dumbbells and get moving! You see, when you embrace the fear, it loses its power – completely. It is the resistances that keep you immobilized, or as you perhaps call it, unmotivated. Take action anyway – whether you FEEL like it or not because you NEED to do it and because the consequences of you NOT doing it are VERY serious ones. I PROMISE you, when you can act in spite of your fear, all the stuff that you think is holding you back, (lack of motivation, not enough time, can’t afford it, too many injuries, blah, blah, blah) will vanish right before your eyes. If you need help taking that first step, I can help you. Shondelle Solomon-Miles is the owner of Synergize Home of CrossFit 954. You can reach her or schedule a FREE consultation by visiting www. CrossFit954.com or by calling 954-9244465.

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Hollywood Fire Rescue and Beach Safety add 15 new firefighters The firefighters were formally welcomed into the department during a March 12 ceremony at the Hollywood Fire Rescue Training Facility. Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober, Commissioners Richard Blattner, Patricia Asseff, Frances Russo and the new City Manager Douglas Hewett joined Fire Rescue and Beach Safety Department Chief Virgil Fernandez in recognizing the new firefighters, who had their badges pinned on them by family members and friends. The 15 firefighters completed eight weeks of grueling training to gain admission into the department. They were selected from a pool of more than 500 applicants based on qualifications and test scores. “We are all just beginning our careers in the City of Hollywood,” Hewett told the firefighters. “I have seen the hard work and commitment each of you has already brought to the job. You are joining an impressive department, with a Chief and command staff committed

to excellence. Each of you has worked consistently to prepare yourselves for the job ahead.” “These firefighters exemplify what Hollywood Fire Rescue and Beach Safety is all about – hard work and dedication to our community,” Chief Fernandez said. “I congratulate them and welcome each of them to our department, and I would like to thank their families for supporting them.”

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FEATURE STORY

Landmark Funeral Home celebrates 50-year anniversary

By Brett Daly | Editor brett@hollywoodgazette.com

Landmark Funeral Home, a Hollywood staple since 1962, celebrated 50 years as a family owned and operated business last month. On March 8, manager Kevin S. Rieth and Bereavement Services director Valerie Panciera-Rieth hosted an open house for the community to celebrate the milestone, and Hollywood dignitaries and residents offered their unyielding support. “It was quite the celebration,” Valerie said. “We had over 400 people attend. It was a beautiful dream-come true for my parents.” In 1962, Valerie’s parents, Diane and Irving Panciera, opened the funeral home, transforming Hollywood’s landscape forever. Then called Panciera Funeral Home, it has transformed to include much more than funeral services. Landmark also offers a chapel, a second floor with meeting rooms and event space, and a series of special programs and presentations free of charge to civic groups, schools, clubs and organizations. These programs range from financial

Mr. and Mrs. Panciera with their daughter Valerie and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President Diana Pittarelli.

Diane and Irving Panciera

planning seminars to grief support groups. All services focus on providing genuine care and concern for the individual, for the family and for the community. And while the funeral home has grown tremendously since its beginnings in Hollywood Hills back when it contained nothing more than land crabs, palmetto bugs and palm trees, Valerie said they still focus on servicing the community. The open house celebrated this

commitment to the community started 50 years ago. “Through the years, my parents have been very influential in the community,” Valerie said. “We celebrated and honored them.” During the event, Mayor Peter Bober presented Diane and Irving with a commemorative plaque while the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce spoke about Landmark’s contributions to the community. Nativity Catholic Church Pastor Patrick Murnane performed the invocation, and a solo violinist and

acoustic guitarist set the atmosphere with their music. A special performance by the Nativity School Choir also honored the founders. The evening capped off with a champagne toast in the funeral home’s foyer. “It was quite the event,” Valerie said. “I’m still in awe.” Valerie attributes her family business’ success to their commitment to excellence and their circle of care. She said she incorporates everything she learned from her parents, including honesty and trustworthiness, in operating the funeral home. Valerie’s parents taught her the importance of faith, family, friends and service to others, and she ensures to highlight these values at Landmark. And because she grew up in the funeral industry, she has a natural affinity for the family business. It helped teach her that life is a journey, not a destination. “There aren’t too many businesses that I know of that have opened and remained family operated for 50 years,” Valerie said. “I look forward to passing on this tradition to my daughters.”

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CHAMBER news

Scenes From the Chamber’s Recent Events

Sue Ann Scharon (right) hams it up at the chamber’s recent annual dinner with Stephen Sarsfield of South Florida Multimedia Video Productions.

Heather Greene of the Memorial Healthcare System (left) with Scott Roberts of First Southeast Mortgage Corporation enjoy the theme of the chamber’s annual dinner.

Chamber CEO Anne Hotte (left) and chamber president Diana Pittarelli of First Colonial Realty (second from right) present an Award to Robbie Tabatchnik and Marica Tabatchnik of the Margaritaville Beach Resort (second and third from left) and Lon Tabatchnik (right).

Marc Jacobs of InTown Publishing (left) with Mike Long of the Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach.

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Donna Dickey of The Miami Herald (left) receives plaque and gift from Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce CEO Anne Hotte in appreciation for her year of service as Board President.

Justin Sobol and Ben Wesley of Florida Power & Light (left to right) accept the Chamber’s Award from chamber president Diana Pittarelli of First Colonial Realty and chamber CEO Anne Hotte.

Christine Utter (left) of Shenanigans Eastside Pub & BBQ and Rina Bernard.

Scott Roberts of First Southeast Mortgage Corporation dresses as a Miami Dolphins cheerleader to commemorate incoming chamber president Diana Pittarelli’s former career!

Each month the chamber introduces and welcomes its new members at the Good Morning Hollywood breakfast. Pictured here from left to right are: Miguel Orta of SCORE, Nancy and Alfredo Estevez from Hola Latinos, Julian Knight from Regus, Danielle Waton from Mass Mutual, Stephen Rowe from MAI-ROW Restoration, Rina Demott from Hollywood Style Salon & Spa, Don Lockshin from L&R Group Mortan Stanley Smith Barney, Bardia Gharib from Pugilist Miami, James Zappi from Comp Medic, Trisha Price from Rumblesmith and Darren Kiley from Medallion Paint.

Daniel Vielleux of Desjardins Bank addresses breakfast attendees as the event’s sponsor.

Diana Pittarelli, President of the GHCC and First Colonial Realty (left to right) with keynote speaker and Consulate General of Canada in Miami Louise Leger and Anne Hotte, CEO of the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.


CHAMBER news

Five Really Good Reasons: Why your business

should exhibit at Hollywood’s Expo Alfresco April 11 Hollywood’s Expo Alfresco is coming to the ArtsPark at Young Circle on Wednesday, April 11: Is your business participating? If not, here are five good reasons why you should: 1. Customers: More than 3,000 people (area residents and local business people) are expected to attend! 2. Future customers: Capture e-mail addresses at the event to add to your prospect list. 3. Affordable: Booths start at $295 and there’s even an option to sell your products and services! 4. Food and Wine: One of the best things about Hollywood’s Expo Alfresco is that you can sample great food and wine. 5. Visibility: Just seeing your booth helps prospective customers keep you in mind for their business needs.

Hollywood’s Expo Alfresco is the largest outdoor business expo and food and wine extravaganza! Sample food from more than 40 local restaurants and eateries, taste all sorts of different wines, while networking and learning about other businesses! Restaurants participating include: Brooklyn Water Bagels, DiSalvo’s Restaurant, GFS Marketplace, GG’s Waterfront, Liguori’s Fired Up, Mama Fu’s Asian House, Moonshadows, Philly Fat Boys, Popcorn Zone, Seminole Casino Hollywood, Tijuana Flats, Tongue & Cheek and Uncle Louie G – and there are many more! There is even a Kidz Corner courtesy of Hollywood’s Muzart Kidz Konnection sponsored by Billy’s Stone Crabs so little ones can have fun too with face painting, an art wall, drum circle, hands-on cooking table and much more.

The popular local band Classic Rock Therapy (CRT) will provide live entertainment on the main stage and event-goers will also enjoy other live entertainment throughout the park. Reserve your booth NOW! The event runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; tickets are $15 and children 10 and younger are free. Free parking is available in the Downtown Hollywood area and $1 per hour parking can be accessed in the parking garages located at 250 N.

19th Ave. and 251 S. 20th Ave. Hollywood’s Expo Alfresco 2012 is presented by the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Waste Pro, ArtsPark at Young Circle, Awnings of Hollywood, Seminole Casino Hollywood, Hollywood Discount Liquor & Wine, GFS Marketplace, Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency, Kindred Hospital Hollywood, South Florida Sun Times, Muzart!, the City of Hollywood and Intown411.com. For information on reserving a restaurant booth or an exhibitor booth, or for ticket information, contact the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce at 954-923-4000 or visit hollywoodchamber.org. Tickets can be purchased at the chamber offices (330 N. Federal Highway, Hollywood).

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Lon Tabatchnick 954.922.6491 Mass Mutual seeks to generate long-term stable investment performance to support Mass Mutual’s financial strength and ability to meet our financial commitment to policyholders. Danielle Waton 954.683.7035 NSU Oceanographic Center is a world leader in marine biological research with focus on coral reef science and shark conservation, The Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Oceanographic Center has been at the forefront of graduate and undergraduate marine science education and oceanographic research for more than 48 years. Richard Dodge 954.262.3651 Ocean Alley Restaurant- Whether it’s a full breakfast, a great burger and fries for lunch or casual dining in the open air environment on Hollywood Beach, Ocean Alley provides it all. Featuring Italian style seafood, the “Alley” serves great pasta dishes, fish, chicken and steak specials. Debra Case 954.921.6171

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UPCOMING events Wednesday, April 11 2012 Hollywood’s Expo Alfresco Business Expo and Food, Wine extravaganza 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hollywood’s ArtsPark at Young Circle Tickets $15; children 10 & under free

Friday, April 13 Good Morning Hollywood Breakfast

7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. “Top Ten Changes in Banking” Speaker: Mike Seemuth, Capital Sources Columnist, The Daily Business Review Holiday Inn/Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport 2905 Sheridan St., Hollywood $12 members/$20 future members Sponsored by BB&T

Friday, April 20 Learn about the Chamber’s networking events, latest technology & educational seminars

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce 330 North Federal Highway, Hollywood Call 954-923-4000 for details FREE for Members!

Thursday, April 26 Chamber Relay for Life Team Building and Networking 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Brio in Gulfstream. Cost: FREE Donations accepted for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life

REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ALL EVENTS! Call the Chamber at 954-923-4000 or visit www.hollywoodchamber.org

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Hollywood Beach/Broadwalk for liability purposes. Busy days on the beach have not had one area not sat upon or occupied by someone or some child. It starts early--people come and go. By the end of the day, every spot is used. You are dangerously in error and your motivations seem questionable to think you have done enough by your simple act of “scooping up” the visible fecal matter and leaving the not-visible fecal matter and urine behind. The danger lurks. A rule about dogs on the beach is just another of many. Stop with the silliness when you say that dog owners are being treated like second-class citizens. Rules from our city, county, state and federal government are so many that no one knows them all. But, living in a society of laws does not make any of us a secondclass citizen. No dogs or pets allowed. HOLLYWOOD BEACH and the BROADWALK are CLEAN.

Dear Ms. Cronkhite: RE: Letter from Dog Dazed and your response (March 2012 issue) Public health concerns are paramount on the beach. Residual fecal matter in some ways is more sinister than “a pile of poop” that was left behind. No trial period for dogs on the beach or Broadwalk is needed. It makes no sense. As your letter makes it clear, fines would have to be increased. And, even in Jupiter Beach, volunteers were needed because people are so bad that even the people in Jupiter are having a difficult time. You are correct in stating that this issue has been decided by the community already. A clear, consistent message is what is needed to make the job of enforcement easier for everyone. A trial period would be a disaster. Signs would be needed to warn beach users of the hidden unsanitary conditions on

Respectfully, Miriam and Robert Spiegel Hollywood Beach Residents Hello Miriam, I read with interest your response to Dog Dazed in the “Letters to the Editor” section in the last issue of the Hollywood Gazette.

I echo Dog Dazed sentiments in every way. I, too, am appalled at the total discrimination to dog owners when it comes to sharing a very public area with us and our pooches. I am a responsible dog owner and see no reason why I should not be allowed to stroll with my dog whilst enjoying the various services and amenities provided at the Broadwalk. Why not install pick up stations such as the ones lining both North Lake and South Lake, as well as various other parks and venues? What’s the difference between the Broadwalk and, say, Downtown Hollywood? To those who do not pick up after the dogs, give out fines and increase revenue to the City! However, I have to say the vast majority of dog owners, especially those who bother taking their dogs out, are indeed responsible. I say let’s at least try it and see how it goes! Can you get me in touch with Dog Dazed? I’d like to discuss the possibility of joining forces and taking this issue to the Mayor’s office. Thank you for your time. - Eva Johnston Dear editor, I do have a concern about something in Hollywood. All the white lines in the streets are worn off or badly worn. People do not know where the middle of the road

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Food Truck invasion to hit Hollywood City Hall every Wednesday in April Jennifer A. Sandomir PUBLISHER

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For over 2 years, the ‘Nacho Bizness’ gourmet food truck has been marinating the streets of South Florida with international flavors infused with Mexican style cuisine.

If you’re planning a trip to city hall in April, be sure to come hungry. Hollywood City Hall will finally have a taste of South Florida’s latest trend in gourmet fast food when the Miami Food Truck Invasion hits from 11 a.m. til 2 p.m. each Wednesday afternoon. The invasion continues to circulate every first Thursday of the month at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Monday nights at the ArtsPark at Young Circle in Hollywood. Come by as the line up will change weekly and leave your suggestions in the comments section online at http://miamifoodtrucks.com -J.S.

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o help families transform ordinary meals into fresher versions that the whole family will feel good about eating, Ziploc Brand has partnered with best-selling author and TV personality Rachael Ray to bring healthier food choices to tables with the Great American FreshOver Project, a fresh food makeover made easy. Rachael is an expert at creating quick meals. She aims to motivate families to swap their traditional recipes for versions that contain healthier ingredients and taste just as good. “According to a Ziploc Fresh Eating Survey, 72 percent of Americans feel like a good parent when their family eats fresh food, but only 47 percent eat fresh foods on a daily basis. To make eating fresh easier, Ziploc and I are sharing recipes and tips on how to incorporate fresh ingredients into favorites like pizza and mac ’n cheese,” said Ray. “Anyone can get started on their FreshOver Projects in their own kitchen.” For more recipes from the Ziploc Brand and Rachael Ray, visit the Ziploc Brand Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/ziploc.

Broccoli and Cauliflower Gratin Mac ’n Cheese

Yield: 6 servings Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour 1 small head or bundle broccoli, trimmed into florets 1 small head cauliflower or half a large head, trimmed and cut into florets 1 pound whole-wheat macaroni or penne or other short cut pasta 2 cups sour cream or reduced-fat sour cream 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/3 cup finely chopped chives 2 cloves garlic, peeled and grated or crushed into paste A few drops hot sauce Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 1/2 cups grated extra-sharp cheddar Bring large pot of water to a boil over medium heat. Salt water and add broccoli and cauliflower florets. Boil vegetables for 5 minutes, then remove with a spider or a strainer and drain. Add pasta to water and undercook by about 2 minutes, drain. Meanwhile, combine sour cream in large bowl along with mustard, chives, garlic, hot sauce, salt and pepper, to taste. Add pasta and cauliflower and 2/3 of the cheese. Stir to combine, then transfer to a casserole dish or Ziploc VersaGlass container and cover with remaining cheese. Cool and chill for a make-ahead meal. To heat and eat, put casserole on baking sheet and bake in the middle of a preheated 375°F oven until deeply golden and bubbly, about 40 to 45 minutes. TIP: Make a double batch and freeze for a later date.

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Stretch a Buck Turkey and Bean Burrito Burgers

Yield: 4 servings Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 16 minutes 1 cup cold leftover white or brown rice 1 pound ground turkey 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained Palmful chili powder 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin, half a palmful 1 1/2 teaspoons coriander, half a palmful 1 tablespoon grill seasoning, (recommended: Montreal Seasoning by McCormick) 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 ripe avocado 1 clove garlic, grated or finely chopped 1 lime, zested and juiced 1 jalapeño or serrano pepper, seeded and finely chopped 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup sour cream 4 red leaf lettuce leaves 1 ripe tomato, sliced 4 crusty rolls, split Combine rice, meat and beans with spices and grill seasoning. Form 4 big patties, then heat 1 tablespoon oil (a turn of the pan) in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook patties 7 to 8 minutes on each side. While burgers cook, combine avocado with garlic, lime zest and juice, jalapeño and red onion. Mash to roughly combine, then stir in the sour cream. Place burgers on buns with lettuce and tomato, and top with sour cream guacamole. TIP: To keep leftovers fresh, store in reusable dishes like Ziploc Twist n’ Loc Containers.

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District 5 Candidate Kevin Biederman takes a ‘cool’ approach to campaigning

By Jennifer Sandomir As the summer months approach, the days are becoming increasingly hotter and so is the campaign for Kevin Biederman, who is running for City of Hollywood Commissioner for District 5, which encompasses the neighborhoods of

Driftwood and Boulevard Heights in the western area of Hollywood. “With crime and exhausting amounts of door-to-door salespeople infiltrating the area, it is more difficult than ever to introduce yourself to neighbors and let them know you are running to represent them,” Biederman said.

Biederman came up with an idea to ride in an ice-cream truck throughout the neighborhoods to introduce himself, hand out materials and offer free icecream to residents. Biederman rode around on March 19 to invite residents to his Meet and Greet event which took place at the Goal Line Sports Bar and Grill at 6969 Taft

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St. on March 20. The effort proved to be a success in reaching those who ordinarily would not be interested in local politics. One Driftwood resident who was admittedly not registered to vote, vowed to register just to vote for Beiderman after a conversation with him. Biederman’s ice-cream truck campaigning will continue throughout the summer months, and he will additionally be holding neighborhood block parties to introduce himself to neighbors in advance of the Nov. 6, 2012 election. Biederman said he understands the importance of appealing to voters in non-traditional ways in order for them to be able to make the best decision possible on Election Day. “I have a long history of serving the community and sincerely wish to represent my neighbors in District 5. Elected as a Commissioner for the Central Broward Water Control District, since 2000, the position has offered me a wealth of knowledge and experience which will allow me to properly serve the City as a whole and my neighbors should be aware of this. What better way to get the word out? Everyone likes ice-cream, right?” Biederman said. Long-time Driftwood resident Kim Viehl said, “This is a great idea. If I didn’t already know Kevin Biederman and have been around to observe all of the positive things he has done for the community, this would be the best way I could think of to send me a message of who he is and what he’s done. My kids love ice cream.” For more information, visit Kevin Biederman’s campaign website at www.kdbiederman.com.

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Starting this month on page 32, the Hollywood Gazette will give City Commission candidates the opportunity to introduce themselves to the community. Each month will feature candidates from one district, followed by mayoral candidates. This month, District 1 candidates Richard Valdez and incumbent Patty Asseff are featured. Make sure to check out the May issue for District 2 candidates.

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Meet District 1 Commissioner Candidate Richard Valdez 1. What you should know about me. My fiancé and I are homeowners in Hollywood Lakes and live only a few blocks from the Hollywood Circle. We truly enjoy the Lakes and Hollywood Beach areas. I walk to Downtown Hollywood, and we rides bikes on the Beach Broadwalk. I have worked in hightechnology focusing on the advertising and publishing for 20 years. My world is composed of press releases, Google Search, banner ads, magazine ads and TV commercials. I want more technology companies to call Hollywood home. I want a Fry's Electronics on US-1, a book store, a comic and games shop, a cheese vendor Downtown. I want community Maker sheds set up on Dixie Highway. I want to attract more engineers, designers, cyber-security experts and hot-shops. My goal would be to visit and call upon technology companies large and small from Florida, California, Texas. Especially South Florida. It doesn't matter if those companies are thinking of relocating...Yet. Read more at RickValdez.com. Friend me at facebook.com/rick.valdez to follow the campaign.

2. What I will do for you. For the business community, I promise to keep taxes and fees low and ensure that no one business is favored over another. From the smallest ice cream store to the largest entertainment complex, the business environment will be a level playing field for all. For the residents of District 1, I promise to promote our neighborhood and to encourage family-friendly development along Federal Highway. For the City, I promise to promote Hollywood as the Silicon Beach of Florida. I will work to introduce our City as the premier location to set up shop. I am truly interested in the views of the civic leaders of Hollywood. Patient and polite, I will hear every visitor in the Council Chambers without interruption. I'll negotiate in good faith and weigh each argument fully. I'll work to ensure that the entire budget of $340 million is managed well. According the the City's own consultants, Hollywood has the highest property tax rate among Broward County cities. I will use my vote to hold that number down until Hollywood has the 'average' tax rate of Broward County. Not the lowest because we want to enjoy great schools and services. But never again, the highest.

Who is Hollywood’s District 1 Commissioner Incumbent Patty Asseff? Commissioner Patty Asseff has been a resident of Hollywood for more than 40 years and is a civic activist, community leader and business person. She serves on many boards and organizations, including Chair of the South Florida Regional Planning Council, former Chair of the Hollywood Planning and Zoning Board, former President of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Gold Coast Clean Air Coalition, President of the South Florida Ballet Theatre and a board member of the Hollywood Art and Culture Center. She also is a graduate of Leadership Hollywood. The Asseff’s pride themselves on being a “homegrown” Hollywood family. Commissioner Asseff is married for more than 40 years to Dr. Abraham Asseff, a long-time practicing dentist on Hollywood Beach. They first lived in Hollywood Hills and have resided in the Hollywood Lakes

neighborhood for more than 20 years. The Asseff’s three children were all born and raised in Hollywood and attended both Nativity Catholic Church and School and St. Thomas Aquinas High School. Daughter, Andrea, now practices dentistry with her father. Their son, Michael, also lives in Hollywood and is a local business owner. Their oldest daughter, Shawndra Asseff Baird, lives in Sarasota and is a real estate broker. The Asseff’s greatest joy is their beautiful granddaughter, McKenzie. Commissioner Asseff has been a Realtor for more than 22 years. Her first position was with Portner and Portner Real Estate, which helped her launch a very successful career. She currently works with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate and specializes in the residential luxury home market. Patty is listed as the top 3 percent of all Coldwell Banker agents nationwide and in the top 100 in Florida.


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