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Among the Elite Congratulations to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital for being ranked among the top pediatric orthopedic surgery centers in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Our pediatric orthopedic surgeons are the largest group of fellowship-trained surgeons in South Florida and have a combined 75 years experience. Using a multidisciplinary team approach our physicians are committed to providing the highest quality state of the art surgical and non surgical care for children who have sustained injuries or are in need of treatment of orthopaedic conditions. Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Department of Orthopedic Surgery not only provides care for sports related injuries and sports medicine, but also for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions including spinal deformities, bone fractures, clubfoot, and all joints of the body.

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Community leaders organize pub crawl to raise cash for local non-profit senior center By Caron Conway Lead Correspondent The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s emerging leaders will be hosting a good time for a good cause on Sat., March 29 at the Hollywood Beachtown Hop, a restaurant-and-bar crawl showcasing downtown and beach nightlife and benefiting the Joseph Meyerhoff Senior Center/Southeast Focal Point, a local nonprofit agency. For a $20 donation, adult revelers can “hop” on and off a bus from 6 to 11 p.m. and enjoy free samples of food and beverages at about 20 sponsoring venues on scenic Hollywood Beach and in the historic downtown arts, music and entertainment district. The “funraising” event is a community service project developed by nine members of the chamber’s Leadership Hollywood Class XXXVIII. Leadership Hollywood is an interactive program that allows participants to view their community up close and acquire a unique knowledge of resources and services available in the city, county and state. All proceeds from the Hollywood Beachtown Hop will benefit the Meyerhoff Center, a 35-year-old agency at 3081 Taft St. providing programs and social services to older adults that has lost more than $100,000 in federal funding over the past two years. “We were so inspired by the enthusiasm of the seniors that participate in the programs at the Meyerhoff Center that we wanted to help,” said event chair Tina Buccellato, a member of the Leadership Hollywood team and the owner of Muzart - Creative Arts Studio in Downtown Hollywood. “The center is a huge asset because it caters to the elderly

and keeps them active, healthy and involved. They belong somewhere.” The Hollywood Beachtown Hop will start at downtown’s The Tipsy Boar and the beach’s Taco Beach Shack, where maps of sponsoring venues will be provided. The bus will loop around every 15 minutes. Some of the establishments also are within walking distance of one another. Event organizers are shooting for 400 to 500 people to get on board the Hollywood Beachtown Hop. “The entire community is invited to participate,” said Dr. Jason Ogonowski, a member of the Leadership Hollywood group. “The nightlife in Hollywood is booming, so you can start the party at The Tipsy Boar on Harrison Street or at Taco Beach Shack on the beach and then visit other venues including Downtown Hollywood favorite Mickey Byrne’s and newcomer Organic Brewery on the beach.” Buccellato said the Hollywood Beachtown Hop not only will help the struggling Meyerhoff Center continue to provide much-needed services but will also assist the business community by promoting individual local establishments and tying together two very different districts. “While raising funds for a small, struggling non-profit in Hollywood, we are also helping bring people to local restaurants and bars. We are creating awareness for the growing needs of seniors in our community, spotlighting local businesses, and bridging the downtown and beach nightlife at the same time,” Buccellato said. “I think it’s going to be an amazing event because it marries the beach and the downtown. You’re going to get the best of both worlds in one

SAT. MARCH 29TH • 6PM - 11PM night.” Tickets are available for $20 in advance on the EventBrite website ( under Hollywood Beachtown Hop or by calling 954-9669805, ext. 117. Tickets also can be purchased the day of the event for $25 at The Tipsy Boar, 1906 Harrison St., and Taco Beach Shack, 334 Arizona St. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.


For more information, join the Hollywood Beachtown Hop event invitation on Facebook or follow the event on Twitter at For information on the Joseph Meyerhoff Senior Center/Southeast Focal Point and the programs and services offered, call 954-966-9805 or visit www.






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RUN TO REMEMBER 5K 7 a.m., North Beach Park, 3601 N. Ocean Drive

Sponsored by the Broward Victim’s Rights Coalition, this run begins at North Beach Park, travels south to Johnson Street and then returns to North Beach Park. The events aims to raise awareness about crime victimization and raise funds specific for crime victims. Information: 954-602-4348

KEEP HOLLYWOOD BEAUTIFUL BEACH SWEEP 7-11 a.m., Charnow Park, 300 Connecticut St.

Join this effort to collect litter from along the beach. Volunteers must be at least 8.

11:30 a.m., Washington Park Community Center, 5199 Pembroke Road

This free event features local colleges, trade schools and military entities. Admissions, scholarships, and financial aid information will be available. The event also includes a health fair with wellness screenings, food, arts and crafts, vendors, music and entertainment for kids. Information: 954-967-4240

ART AS THE CORE EXHIBITION 1-3 p.m., Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St.

Featuring artwork from the students at Pembroke Pines Charter Elementary School, led by instructor Lucia Romano. Information: 954-921-3274



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3 p.m., Anne Kolb Nature Center, 751 Sheridan St.


Music Club of Hollywood presents 2 GUYS — Roy Connors and Alan Scharf, former members of the 1960s folk singing group The Highwaymen. The group recorded such No. 1 hits as “Michael (Row the Boat Ashore),” “Cottonfields” and “Gypsy Rover.” Admission is free. Information:



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5:30-7:30 p.m., Stirling Road Branch Library, 3151 Stirling Road

7-10 p.m., Harrison Street area

MUSIC APPRECIATION CLASSES The Music Club of Hollywood presents these free music appreciation classes with Walter Ladden. This installment features Jewish composers Alkan, Moscheles, Bloch and Halevy. A live music performance is at 5:30 p.m., followed by a presentation beginning at 6 p.m. Information: 954-357-7550


ABRACADABRA: EXHIBITION & FUNDRAISER DRAWING 6-9 p.m., Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St.

Abracadabra is an exhibition of over 100 works that culminates with a live drawing in which every ticket holder goes home with an original piece of art. The event features a complimentary full bar, hors d’oeuvres, and live magic. General admission is $35 for one person to the event (does not include Abracadabra drawing participation). Information: 954-921-3274


HOLLYWOOD BEACH BASH 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Garfield Street Courts

Join professional and amateur racquetball players from around the country at this World Outdoor Racquetball competitive sporting event. Information: 954-562-5626

DOWNTOWN ARTWALK Starts at 20th Avenue and Hollywood Blvd. at Anniversary Park. Information: 954-921-3500

HOLLYWOOD SALSA FEST WITH MELINA ALMODOVAR ArtsPark at Young Circle, 7-10 p.m., Hollywood ArtsPark

Dance along with Melina Almodovar “La Muñeca de la Salsa” and her 14-piece salsa orquestra live. Enjoy free salsa lessons and salsa performances from South Florida salsa schools. The event features MC & Host Nelson Fritz, aka “Negro Fino.” Information: 305-321-1087


MUSIC APPRECIATION CLASSES 5:30-7:30 p.m., Stirling Road Branch Library, 3151 Stirling Road

The Music Club of Hollywood presents these free music appreciation classes with Walter Ladden. This installment features Rachmaninoff. A live music performance is at 5:30 p.m., followed by a presentation beginning at 6 p.m. Information: 954-357-7550

HARD ROCK LIVE! Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way

March 8: Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, 8 p.m. March 14: Tony Bennett and special guest Antonia Bennett, 8 p.m. March 15: Aziz Ansari 8 p.m. Show times: 954-797-5531

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March 7-9: The Yannis Pappas Show Featuring Maurica & Mr. Panos

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7:30-9 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, Hollywood Beach Theatre, Johnson Street and the Broadwalk


March 10: Joey & the Gigolos, doowop March 17: Easy Livin’, dance music March 24: Jimmy Chapel, versatile world-class entertainer March 31: John Ricci, popular standards TUESDAYS


Noon-7 p.m., Hollywood Boulevard & Harrison Street

Everyone’s ready (even the dogs!) for this year’s parade, featuring Grand Marshal Patrick Utter, a traditional float parade with bands, pipers and drums, live music, an activity area for kids, Irish food and drink and much more. All ages are welcome and admission is free. This event is presented by the City of Hollywood and the Hibernians of Hollywood. Information: 954-921-3404



8 a.m., Charnow Park, 300 Connecticut St.

Noon- 6 p.m., Fred Lippman Multipurpose Center, 2030 Polk St.

This event, formerly called The Race to End Homelessness, is sponsored by the Cosac Foundation. All proceeds from the event go toward helping, sheltering and caring for area homeless. Cost is $25, and registration starts at 7 a.m. Information: 954-924-3571

Artists and crafters showcase contemporary handmade items. The event also features live music and refreshments. Information:



WALK THE TALK FOR EPILEPSY 8 a.m.-noon, Hollywood Beach Broadwalk


This walk-a-thon raises funds and awareness to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation. The event begins at North Beach Park, travels south to Beach Theatre at Johnson Street and then returns to North Beach Park. Information: 954-779-1509

March 4: Bad Apples Brass Band March 11: Vinnie Talarico, popular standards March 18: Thierry Khalfa, French pop/Israeli music March 25: The Robbie Williams Band, Motown and R&B WEDNESDAYS

March 5: Swingin’ Harpoons, blues March 12: Christopher Dean, Delta-style soul & blues March 19: Moors & McCumber, folk-rock Americana March 26: The Republik, alt rock FRIDAYS

March 7: Eric Austin, blues March 14: Dillard High School Jazz Band, jazz March 21: Cougars in Training, classic rock March 28: Rockin’ Jake, blues SATURDAYS


MARCH FOR HUNGER 7:30 a.m., Charnow Park, 300 Connecticut St.

This event is presented by Feeding South Florida. Registration is $25. Information: 954-518-1863

March 8: Claude Florent, French country singer March 15: Jah-Will B & Friends, top 40 and jazz March 22: Teen Band Night, young rockers March 29: City Dogs, classic rock Information: 954-921-3404

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City of Hollywood launches mobile app for Hollywood Trolley riders By Caron Conway The City of Hollywood is making public transportation more convenient than ever with its new free mobile app for smartphone users riding the Hollywood Trolley. The cutting-edge mobile app, TSO Mobile Hollywood Trolley, which is compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, allows users to take advantage of an entirely new redesigned mobile online tracker that takes trolley riders by the hand and guides them to their next destination. In addition, a free automated system in English, French and Spanish also lets those callers who are not smartphone-friendly know when the next trolley will arrive at a specific stop. The old-fashioned-style Hollywood Trolley allows visitors and residents alike to explore everything Hollywood has to offer, from cultural activities and much more in the historic downtown arts, music and entertainment district, to nature offerings on North Beach, to dining, shopping and recreation options on the central and south beaches. Features of the new mobile app include route schedules and trolley times, a real-time Trolley Tracker, an Automated Voice Interactive System (A.V.I.S.), detailed stop information, and user-friendly route maps that are constantly updating. Smartphone users can filter their search by selecting a specific stop number or route, find out the nearest stops to their current location

and learn what their best possible route is for any location by entering a complete address. Step-by-step directions include an easy-to-follow blue line. “I’m very excited about the new trolley app and other features,” said Kimberly Stefanski, Planning and Economic Development Coordinator for the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), which oversees the trolley program. “This provides a new level of service and technology for our riders.” The Hollywood Trolley is a convenient and affordable service designed to improve mobility, enhance the visitor experience, and ease parking demand and traffic congestion. The trolley departs approximately every 30 minutes from more than a dozen downtown and beach stops, operating from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, and from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The trolley fare is $1 per person per ride (exact change required) and is free for children ages 5 and younger. Trolley Coupon Ticket Books are available for $25 for 25 rides. To download the free app, search “Hollywood Trolley” or view the mobile version at To access the Hollywood Trolley Automated System, call 954-399-7990. For more information on the Hollywood Trolley, visit trolley.

Hollywood’s 16th St. Patrick’s Day Parade set for Sun., Mar. 9th Celebrate all things Irish at the 16th St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival in Downtown Hollywood. Grab your green beads and don a lime-colored shirt. Don’t miss out on your chance to participate! Planning is now underway for the parade and it’s not too late to submit your applications to have a float or a walking group in the parade. Entry forms are online at www.hollywoodfl. org/specialevents and will be accepted until February 18. Each year the City of Hollywood and Hibernians of Hollywood team up to host this annual, free celebration of “all things Irish.” This year’s parade and festival will run from noon to 7 p.m. The parade begins at 1 p.m. and will take place on Hollywood Boulevard and Harrison Street between 19th and 21st Avenues. It will feature dozens of floats, local marching bands and spectacular bagpipe and drum corps including the famous New York Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Corps. Anniversary Park will go green and become a “Magic of the Emerald Isle” children’s activity area featuring games and crafts for youngsters of all ages. An exciting line-up of traditional

Irish entertainment and award-winning Irish bands will be featured throughout the afternoon on an outdoor stage at 19th Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard. The year’s line-up includes UV the U2 Tribute Band and Gaelic Storm, the world music Billboard chart topping group known for their indie folk and world grooves with a Celtic tradition. Gaelic Storm has toured the country performing with acts ranging from the Zac Brown Band to the Goo Goo Dolls. Complete event information is available at or by calling the City of Hollywood Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts at 954.921.3404.

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Hollywood dentist stresses the importance of preventative care versus disease care

By Dusty Garon In its purest sense, preventive dentistry is what you and your dentist do to prevent dental disease; the steps necessary to prevent the need for invasive dental treatment later on down the road. Dental disease is almost entirely preventable and oral health is just as important as the health of the rest of your body. Untreated dental disease can lead to serious health problems such as tooth loss, damage to bone or nerve, and infection. Infection from tooth disease can even spread to other parts of the body and in rare cases, can lead to death. “Preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health,” says Dr. Sperling of Dental Care Center of Hollywood, “I strive to provide dental health care versus disease care by focusing on thorough exams; checking the overall health of the patient’s teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease.”

Hollywood Dentist, Dr. Hans Sperling is a second generation Dentist and grew up working very closely with his father, Dr. Thomas Sperling, who was his teacher and mentor. “Through my many years of practice, I have noticed an alarming trend. People often wait to go to the dentist when they have a problem because they have no insurance, or think the visit will be too costly,” says Dr. Sperling, “this can lead to tremendous out of pocket expense later on. Preventative care and routine visits should be affordable. It benefits the patient in the long run. It is the goal of my practice to see to it that every patient can have access to the preventative care that they need. We do whatever it takes to help the patient and are always willing to work with them. We really care about our patients, not just their teeth.” The Dental Care Center of Hollywood utilizes the most up-to-date

technology and digital equipment and employ a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. The staff routinely participates in continuing education seminars and stays abreast of the latest trends and technologies in the dental community. Cleanings and prevention, cosmetic dentistry, periodontal disease, orthodontics, restorations, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and periodontics are just a few of the facets of dentistry addressed at the Dental Center of Hollywood. Devoted to his practice and his patients, Dr. Sperling has taken numerous continuing education courses in the fields of Implant Dentistry and Orthodontics. Dr. Sperling shows his commitment for continuing education by being a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD); he has earned their prestigious award of fellow of the Academy of General dentistry (FAGD). He is also member of the American DentalAssociation (ADA), the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) and the International Association for Orthodontics (IAO). Additionally, he is a Courtesy Clinical Assistant Professor within the Department

of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Dr. Sperling has also held teaching positions at the Colombian College of Dentistry and the Colombian School of Medicine, Dental School. ”We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience,” says Dr. Sperling, “our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Make an appointment today, we’ll give you a reason to smile!” The Dental Center of Hollywood offers a wide range of payment options such as insurance, credit lenders such as Care Credit, and in-house financing for Orthodontic Patients. For more info, call 954-989-5500, or visit Dental Care Center of Hollywood is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.


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Folk music legends Roy Connors and Alan Scharf, former members of seminal 60s recording artists The Highwaymen, will appear free to the public at 3 p.m. on March 9 at the Anne Kolb Nature Center in Hollywood. Connors and Scharf perform as the duo, 2 Guys. The pair's set list feature songs made famous by The Highwaymen, whose string of number one hits and multi-million selling records include Michael (Row the Boat Ashore), Cotton Fields and The Gypsy Rover. The show, "Folk Music Revival Through Song and Words," is part of a free concert series hosted by the Music Club of Hollywood. The non-profit organization's been in existence for more than 60 years and is devoted to promoting music through numerous activities such as classical and jazz music appreciation classes and awarding scholarships to talented local music students. Connors and Scharf will play inside Mangrove Hall, providing rich vocal harmonies and a diverse array of instruments. Connors plays eight-string guitar, fivestring banjo, ukulele and percussion. Scharf plays guitar, ukulele, harmonica, fiddle and tambourine. Connors and Scharf hold a significant place in America's music history. The Highwaymen made a major impact on the folk music scene of the early 1960s. The group recorded for ABC Paramount. They toured the U.S. and Canada playing numerous colleges and universities and appearances at NY's Carnegie Hall. Outside of The Highwaymen and 2 Guys, Connors and Scharf have led interesting lives as well. Scharf's acting career includes commercials and a role in the cult film classic "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes." He was also a cantor at a synagogue in California. Connors was an advertising executive, co-founding with John Forsyth one of the largest ad agencies in Florida - Forsyth & Connors, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale. The agency was sold in the early 1990s. He's also written and produced national TV commercials and jingles, and was a feature song writer on the CBS children's TV show "Captain Kangaroo." For more information on the concert visit and


Red light cameras are still a ‘go’ at busy intersections in Hollywood By David Volz No one likes to get a traffic ticket. Even though red light cameras are not popular with drivers, Hollywood City Commissioners support them. For some hurried Hollywood drivers, the flash of a camera means a $158 ticket in the mail for a red light violation. Commissioner Richard Blattner said he believes in the cameras. “During recent conversation with the Florida Department of Transportation, the speaker commented that it is difficult to change people’s behavior. I do believe that red light cameras have changed behavior. Accident rates provided by the Hollywood Police Department would show a reduction, but anecdotally,” said Blattner. “I think people are much more conscious of how they drive when approaching intersections. The fines are pretty stiff. The City has a budgeted line item for revenue, but the State Legislature wants to reduce the share of fines collected to the point that it soon could be revenue neutral to have the cameras.” Vice Mayor Patricia Asseff also supports red light cameras. “The red light cameras improve awareness about the importance of not running red lights. You can’t have a police officer at every intersection. We are for having these red light cameras for the safety of the people of Hollywood. One accident at an intersection could be a fatality,” she said. Commissioner Traci Callari is another in favor of red light cameras. Currently there are nine intersections in Hollywood that have red light cameras. The only camera located in an area where right turns are impermissible is Hollywood Boulevard/441 Eastbound. The cameras are operated by American Traffic Solutions. The goal of the program is not to raise money for the City, rather it is to improve public safety, according to Raelin Storey, spokesperson for Hollywood. Locations for the cameras include Sheridan Street/441, Hollywood Boulevard/441, Washington Street/411, Park Road/Sheridan Street, Federal Highway/ Pembroke Road, Pembroke Road at I-95 and Sheridan at I-95, AIA/Sheridan Street, Sheridan Street/Park Road and Sheridan

Street/46th Avenue. “We have seen a reduction in the number of fatalities at intersections in Hollywood,” said Storey. “The red light cameras are located at busy intersections where we have had a high incidence of police officer issued tickets and a high number of accidents.” In Fiscal Year 2013, Hollywood received a net revenue of $563,000 from the red light camera program. Data shows red-light running violations are on the decline over the course of the red light camera program in Hollywood. Since its inception, violations have tracked decidedly downward. The average, per-camera number of red-light running violations stood at 159 per month in February 2011, but feel to 118 a month as of December 2013, indicating a 26 percent decrease in violations issued. Throughout Florida, the red light camera program may be working. In the three years since the Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act, the law covering red light cameras was passed the average number of citations issued per month per camera has decreased by 40 percent. In December, the Florida Department of Highway and Traffic Safety found that during 2013, 95 percent of vehicles issued a ticket for running a red light did not receive a second ticket for red light running. Also, a separate analysis released in December by the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, an office of the National Highway Traffic Safety administration, shows that red-light running fatalities decreased 27 percent in Florida, from 83 fatalities in 2011 to 61 in 2012, outpacing the nation’s five percent decrease. The 22 lives saved amount to an economic savings to communities of more than $132 million. Even though local leaders like the red light cameras, there is discussion among

Florida legislators about reducing the amount of money cities can collect from the red light camera program. A new proposed House Bill 7005 would eliminate the $75 fee municipalities are currently authorized to retain. It would only allow municipalities, by ordinance, to impose a $25 surcharge to fund contractual agreements with manufacturers and vendors. Also, cities would not be able to increase the number of intersections covered by the cameras or move them to new locations. “The proposed legislation would allow the state to continue collecting money from the red light cameras but would not allow local governments to do so, said Storey. “We know that red light cameras have reduced the number of accidents at intersections.” Of the $158 collected from each violation, $70 shall be remitted to the Florida Department of Revenue for deposit into the General Revenue Fund and $10 shall be remitted to the Florida Department of Revenue for deposit into the Department of Health Emergency Medical Services Trust Fund. Also, $3 shall be remitted to the Florida Department of Revenue for deposit into the Brain and Spinal Cord Trust Fund and $75 shall be retained by the County or Municipality. If a driver receives a red light camera infraction, he or she can request a hearing from the City before the ticket becomes a uniform traffic citation. If the violation is upheld at the local level, the driver will assessed an additional $75 hearing fee on top of the $158 statutory penalty. A report by the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability that was cited in a release by American Traffic solutions found that red light cameras reduce fatalities and injuries at intersections where they are in use. But it found that improved analysis is needed to better understand the contradictory, inconsistent and incomplete information related to rear-end and side-angle crash data. There will be more discussion on red light cameras.

Hollywood Women’s Club fund raiser Margaritas in Paradise set for April 25th The Hollywood Women’s Club President Jennifer Davis announced that plans are in full swing for the upcoming special event ‘Margaritas in Paradise’ which is the Club’s biggest special event of the year. Marta Prado and Shelly Loos are Chairwomen of the event which will be held on April 25th, 2014 at the lovely International Waterway home of John and Robin Nordinger. This annual event provides funds for the Club’s community service projects as well as the ongoing restoration of their National Historic and Hollywood Historic Clubhouse. The Club is seeking sponsors, live and silent auction items, and attendees. For more information please call 954-410-0805 or 954-445-2028. The Greater Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), Hollywood Women’s Club, founded in 1922, is one of the City of Hollywood’s oldest civic groups. The culturally diverse organization of 100 members is dedicated to community service and the support of local and international charitable organizations. Their Clubhouse

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Hollywood’s Greek Joint expands and gets ‘crafty’ By Daniela Roeder

beers on tap, a revamped wine list and will soon introduce a new drink list. Customers can now enjoy a bigger In 2010 the Greek Joint opened its outdoor patio sitting area as well as doors for all to enjoy its take out and indoor dining. In addition to its regular delivery options. It all began behind business hours, the restaurant also offers the kitchen of SAS Martini Lounge catering and private parties. as deliveries only. Due to the positive The goal of the Greek Joint staff is feedback and increase in orders, owner to provide a comfortable environment Jimmy Sklavenitis decided to move for all. They believe that this behind- the-scenes with Hollywood’s diverse eatery into a location on We are not your demographics a unique Harrison Street. With a stereotypical Greek atmosphere is what’s friendly neighborhood restaurant. We have necessary. With an authentic atmosphere, the Greek beers on tap, play all Greek menu the kitchen is Joint attracted its genres of music in always creating its dishes customers to dine in with a twist. during lunch and dinner our restaurant and “We are not your hours. Once again, a are always creating stereotypical Greek decision to improve new dishes and drinks restaurant.” says Jimmy business for its customers for our customers.” “we have beers on tap, play had to be made, which all genres of music in our led to the relocation of restaurant and are always creating new the restaurant to Hollywood Boulevard. dishes and drinks for our customers. We “We moved to a bigger location are basically the restaurant one would due to customer demand; we looked at find in todays modern Greece.” our numbers and gave them what they Jimmy moved to South Florida wanted - a bigger, better Greek Joint.” from Canada in 1998 to manage says Sklavenitis. many restaurants prior to The Greek With a bigger location in the heart Joint. These restaurants include Opa of Downtown Hollywood, the Greek and Giorgo’s Grill as well as owning Joint now offers a full bar with 33

Universe Cafe, Taverna Yamas, SAS Martini Lounge and The Big Easy. Jimmy values the customer service experience from friendly staff to well served dishes. Restaurant Location & Hours: The Greek Joint is located at 1925 Hollywood Boulevard. Its hours of operations are Monday - Thursday from 11:30 am to 11:00 pm, Friday to Saturday from 11:30 am Midnight and Sundays from 12:00pm to 10:00pm. The Greek Joint also offers Happy Hour Monday thru Friday from 4pm-8pm at the bar only. For more information on catering, private parties or menu call 954-929-9966 or visit


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Local pianist shares story of recovery after loss of arm in auto accident whether his arm could be successfully attached. His friend Rueben Cuertas strongly advocated and argued strongly in favour of surgery to do just that. Hollywood plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey C. Uecker took over and after six hours of intense surgery his arm was re-attached. A fixation device was secured to keep the fractured bones stabilized and in alignment. He wore this device until it was removed on April 23, 2005. On June 15, 2005 he was able, in some small way, to move my index finger. “Luck was with me as Dr. Uueker studied medicine at Harvard and due to the unique aspect of my case, it was arranged for me to be placed in

the continued care of Dr. Jupiter at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston,” said Sousa. More procedures will be required over time in an effort to bring his arm and hand back to a state of near normal functionality. On September 18, 2014, Ramiro will be performing a piano piece for a gathering of orthopedic surgeons attending at a conference in Boston. “I'll continue my physical training program because I want to be in shape for a triathlon: swim for 1.5 miles, ride a bike for 15 miles and run for eight miles. I'll be ready. I will.” Story and photos by Tom Olsen


On December 17, 2004 at 4:30 a.m. local resident Ramiro Sousa was in a car accident on A1A. Fortunately a witness was nearby and made a 911 call. He was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in an unconscious state. “I remember waking up in a state of delirium and pain and sensing a

loss, something was not right. I felt an imbalance of energy in the area of my left arm,” explains Sousa. “It was then I discovered it was detached completely from just above my elbow. I learned afterward that it had been placed in a special deep freezer. I lapsed into a coma, was administered electro shock and life signs began to return.” Sousa recalls confusion entering a there was a prolonged discussion about

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Carlos E. Sandoval, P.A. Attorney at Law moves offices to Hollywood

Carlos E. Sandoval, P.A. Attorney at Law has recently relocated his firm to Hollywood at 450 N. Park Rd., Suite 803. Sandoval celebrates his sixth year in business this year with the move to Hollywood, Florida, offering his clients a more centralized location. “The new location will help us to better serve the tri-county area of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties,” said Sandoval. The firm focuses its practice in the areas of immigration, criminal, and corporate law. An immigrant himself, Carlos Sandoval was born in Colombia. He immigrated to the United States in 1996, and resided in Miami where he received

his bachelor’s degree with high honors from the Florida International University, majoring in International Relations and minoring in sociology. Later he received his law degree with honors from the University of Florida and a certificate in International Law. In addition to serving his clients in legal matters, attorney Carlos E. Sandoval is active in the community. He is on the board of the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association, and volunteers with the Hispanic Unity and the Broward County Legal Aid. For more information, call 954-3066921 or visit

20th annual Conine All-Star Golf Classic raises $240,000 for the Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation and Conine Clubhouse The 20th Annual Conine All-Star Golf Classic, one of South Florida’s most successful and longest running sports celebrity golf tournaments, was held on Monday, January 20th at the Club at Emerald Hills in Hollywood. The event sold out for the fifth consecutive year with 132 golfers raising $240,000 to benefit the Conine Clubhouse, a free-ofcharge facility for families whose children are patients at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. “The Conine Clubhouse is our way of giving back to the community” said Jeff Conine. “No matter where my wife Cindy and I travel, someone always thanks us for having the ability to stay at the Clubhouse, and they truly appreciate the facility. We are extremely thankful for the generous support of our sponsors and the people of South Florida.” To date, the Conine Clubhouse has provided a home-away-from-home for more than 9,000 families and the Conine All-Star Golf Classic has raised more than $3 million to help fund operating expenses. “The Conine Clubhouse provides the community with an incredible program, and Calder is proud to support such a 18

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worth-while event,” said Maureen Adams, President of Calder Casino & Race Course and long-time presenting sponsor of the Conine All-Star Golf Classic. “With 700 families each year staying at the Conine Clubhouse, we understand the importance and service the Clubhouse provides.” This year, the event was a true “Golfer’s Dream.” Every player had opportunities to win one of four brand new 2014 vehicles (including a Jaguar, BMW, Audi and Lexus), all-inclusive vacations to Costa Rica, Las Vegas, New York City and other destinations, shop in the Calder Casino Golf Shop as well as receive the world-famous “Conine Suitcase” commonly referred to as the “goody bag” at other events. Each of the 33 teams featured a celebrity guest player including Jason Taylor, Glen Rice, Anthony Rizzo, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Yoenis Cespedes, Gaby Sanchez and others. To receive information about the Conine Clubhouse please call 954-2659377 or visit


Inaugural Joe DiMaggio American Icon Award presented to President Bill Clinton President Bill Clinton was honored on January 24, 2014 with the first ever Joe DiMaggio American Icon Award presented by the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in recognition of the 100th Anniversary of Joe DiMaggio’s birth. “Hillary and I both had the honor of meeting Joe before he passed away,” said President Clinton, founder of the Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, as he accepted the award and addressed approximately 1,000 guests. “I believe in the mission of this hospital, and am grateful that people who have had some success in their lives are willing to share with those who are less fortunate. I am honored to be here tonight. I thank you, and ask you to keep giving.” Lesley Visser, CBS reporter for more than 25 years emceed the inspiring event held at the Don Taft University Center at Nova Southeastern University. Oscarwinning actor, producer and director Forest Whitaker introduced the President, with the award presented by John Carlyle, CEO of Sheridan Healthcare. This was not the President’s first visit to South Florida for the Joe DiMaggio

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an honor to present the Joe DiMaggio American Icon Award to President Bill Clinton.” The event was attended by numerous sports celebrities including major league super stars Jeff Conine, Andre Dawson, Jim Palmer, Orlando Cepeda, NBA great Dikembe Mutombo, and many friends and supporters of the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. Also in attendance were Joe DiMaggio’s granddaughters Kathie Stein and Paula Hamra.




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Rct. Jesus Batista, Platoon 1012, Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, wipes cleaning solution off his rifle Feb. 18, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Marine Corps recruits such, as Batista, a 21-year-old native of Hollywood, Fla., learn that maintaining a clean, functional weapon could one day make the difference between life and death on the battlefield. Bravo Company is scheduled

to graduate Feb. 28, 2014. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps.


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By David Volz Fiordaliza Fernandez-Urena was struggling. She needed a job, a car, a place to live and childcare for her two young children, age two and five. She was cleaning homes, living with her sister and depending on a bus for transportation. She turned to Hispanic Unity of Florida based in Hollywood and received much needed help. “She was out of money and walked to our agency. What we do is understand the whole picture of the people we help. We helped her understand her aspirations and enrolled her in our program,” said Josie Bacallao, president and CEO of Hispanic Unity, which operates the Center for Working Families. It is located at 5840 Johnson Street in Hollywood. The organization worked with the woman, helped her find a job performing data entry at an automotive store. She received help to purchase a car and daycare Local leaders came out to support arrangements were made for her two Hispanic Unity of Florida at Gallery 2014 children. She still lives with friends and last fall. relatives but Hispanic Unity is working to help her raise the money to move into her their financial transaction costs and build own apartment. And now she is studying to wealth for themselves and their communities. become a dental hygienist. The goal is to remove barriers for participants “We work with about 300 families a in achieving financial wellbeing and success. year and our results are that we help people An initial research study by the Annie E. find better jobs. Some develop new skills. Casey Foundation in 2010 found that “clients Others learn about budgets and credit repair. who receive high-intensity-bundled services Most of the time they need that to begin are five times more likely to achieve a major saving. They may purchase a vehicle to economic outcome than clients who receive get a better job and return to school,” said non-bundled assistance.” Hispanic Unity of Bacallao. “We are trying to help people earn Florida partnered with the Urban League more money, keep that money and grow that of Broward County and both organizations money so they can purchase assets like a began the program, the first of its kind in home. This is the underpinning to becoming Broward, at the same time. financially stable.” The Jim Moran Foundation, along with Hispanic Unity of Florida received a the United Way of Broward County and the grant of more than $1 million from The Jim Children’s Services Council of Broward Moran Foundation to fund the Center for County provided the initial seed money to Working Families over the next three years. launch the Center for Working Families at It also received a $550,000 grant from the Hispanic Unity of Florida. The program is United Way of Broward County for three unique because of the bundling of services years for the same program. which are delivered intensively over a long Hispanic Unity bundles services period. Hispanic Unity clients participate in together and works with people intensively the program until they have achieved their over a year. These services include resume goals. They work with a team of specialists preparation, assistance in finding jobs, including career coaches, employment and helping people gain access to health care and income specialists and financial specialists in health insurance, access to public benefits groups and one-on-one settings. when appropriate and education on financial In its first three years, Hispanic Unity literacy. The organization takes a holistic has done well. By the end of the third year, view of people’s life situation. The idea is to 601 participants had been involved in the provide career and financial coaching and to program. In 2013, 51 percent of the guide people to get back on their feet. “We participants had found a jobs and 100 percent are serving a very diverse group of people, 40 of the participants had attended financial percent of whom are not Hispanic. We have literacy training and one-on-one meetings people from 25 nations,” said Bacallao. with a financial coach. And 71 participants The Center for Working Families had reactivated or started a savings program works to help lower income families achieve and more than 60 of the participants had financial stability and move up the economic purchased assets such as a car or home, ladder. If offers a framework to help families according to Bacalloa. increase their earnings and income, reduce

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Hollywood Expo Alfresco Returning to ArtsPark April 9th For almost two decades, the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has brought Hollywood Expo Alfresco – the Ultimate Food, Wine and Tradeshow Experience – to the streets of downtown each spring. What began as a cozy little street fair has since blossomed into an extravaganza that now showcases more than 100 booths representing South Florida’s finest eateries and businesses. And while the inaugural event drew several hundred attendees, it now brings ten-fold that amount of visitors! Hollywood’s 19th Annual Expo Alfresco will come to ArtsPark at Young Circle (Hollywood Boulevard and Federal Highway) on Wednesday, April 9th from 5 to 8 p.m. “What makes Expo Alfresco so unique,” explains Chamber Executive Director and CEO Anne Hotte, “is that we provide a one-stop-shop where our event-goers have the opportunity to meet local business owners, sample signature

Expo Alfresco offers fun for all ages

dishes from participating restaurants and taste selected wines from around the world. Combine that with an exciting entertainment line-up and activities for the kids, and you’ve got a great all-

around evening in beautiful downtown Hollywood.” “Hollywood Expo Alfresco is a great experience as a business owner. Not only did we get great exposure, but we also added many new customers. We gave coupons for our spa with the Expo Alfresco logo on the back and had at least 25 new clients redeem them,” said owners Maribel Ruiz and Luis Guevara of Beauty of Wax an. “We definitely will be part of the event this year and in the years to come,” added Luis, who is also the new president of the Downtown Business Association. Local firehouses will once again compete for the coveted “Firehouse Cook-Off Showdown Cup” at Expo Alfresco and Muzart Creative Arts Studios will host their popular Kidz Korner complete with arts and crafts and fun and games for the younger generation. New additions to this year’s

event include an art fair and a golf clinic presented by McCumber Golf Academy. Sponsors of this year’s event include the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, WastePro, Billy’s Stone Crab Restaurant and Market, Bravo Supermarket, ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Discount Liquor & Wine, The Pressroom and Muzart Creative Art Studios. If you’re looking for an effective way to network your business and grow your market, Hollywood Expo Alfresco is the event for you. Don't miss the opportunity to join our tradeshow and tap into this diverse crowd of over 3,000 participants. Sponsorship and display opportunities are available. Tickets for Hollywood Expo Alfresco are only $20 and children under 10 are free! To reserve your booth or purchase tickets, visit our website or call 954 923-4000.

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here are important realities every American must know about long-term care. Longterm care is more expensive than most people think. And, most importantly, the cost of care is usually paid for out of savings and income. About 70 percent of people turning 65 can expect to need some kind of long-term care as they age. A number of public programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, may help pay for some long-term care services under certain circumstances. However, each program has specific rules about what services are covered, how long you can receive benefits, whether or not you qualify for benefits, and how much you have to pay in out-of-pocket costs. To accurately plan for your long-term care needs, it is very important to know the facts about what may or may not be covered.


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Medicare focuses on acute care costs

Medicare covers medically necessary care and focuses on medical acute care, such as doctor visits, drugs and hospital stays. If very specific conditions are met, Medicare will help pay for all or a portion of a short stay in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care or home health care. Medicare does not cover custodial long-term care services. These services and supports help people perform Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) that are non-medical, such as getting in and out of bed, walking, bathing, dressing, eating, and bowel and bladder management.

Medicaid only available if income and assets are low enough

Medicaid is a joint federal and state government program that helps people with low income and assets pay for some or all of their health care bills. It covers medical care, long-term care services in nursing homes and long-term care services provided at home. Rules about who is eligible for Medicaid benefits and what services are covered are based on federal requirements, but states have considerable leeway in how they operate their programs. To be eligible for Medicaid, you must meet certain requirements, including having income and assets that do not exceed the levels used by your state. The Medicaid eligibility process considers the value of your home to make sure it is under the state set limit, your assets and your income. Documentation from your financial institutional “looking back� five years will be required. Once your state determines you are financially eligible for Medicaid, the state will conduct a functional assessment to determine whether you are disabled enough to qualify for long-term care services. Your state Medicaid Assistance office is the best source for information about how to qualify for Medicaid in your state and if you qualify for long-term care services. If you receive Medicaid coverage for long-term care services, federal law requires states to recover the amount Medicaid spent

on your behalf from your estate after you die. Most states recover the cost of long-term care services.

Paying out-of-pocket for care

If you have enough income and savings, you will need to pay for long-term care services on your own, from your incomes, savings and, possibly, the equity in your home. Many people believe wrongly the medical insurance or disability insurance they currently have will pay for all or much of their long-term care. In general, health insurance covers only very limited and specific types of long-term care. Disability policies serve to replace income and, as such, do not cover longterm care at all. Long-term care insurance is designed to cover

long-term services and supports. Policies reimburse policyholders a daily amount (up to a pre-selected limit) for services to assist them with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing or eating. You can then select a range of care options and benefits that allow you to get the services you need, where you need them. If you are in poor health or already receiving long-term care services, you may not qualify for longterm care insurance. For more information about additional methods of paying for long-term care, including reverse mortgages, annuities and trusts, visit

Calculating the cost

Because there are many kinds of long-term care services and supports, there is a wide range of costs depending on the type of care needed, duration of care needed, provider you choose and where you live. Some average costs for long-term care in the United States (in 2010) were: n n n

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Tour De Broward raises $375K for Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital Thousands of people came together early Sunday morning, February 23rd, to cycle, run or walk at Miramar Regional Park in support of the Heart Institute at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood. Their combined efforts, as well as those of the 80 sponsors, helped raise more than $375,000 for the Fifth Annual Invicta Tour De Broward, presented by zMotion.

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5 Lessons CrossFit Has Taught Me About Life


by Shondelle Solomon-Miles Body Transformation Coach Regardless of what you’ve heard, and how you feel, there is no denying that CrossFit has changed the landscape of the fitness industry in a profound way. To many ‘outside’ of the CrossFit world, it may appear that CrossFit is a cult of sadistic, obsessed, ‘jocks’ whose conversations delve as deep as callouses, competitions and back squats. In my experience, I know this inaccurate, but common, perception couldn’t be any further from the truth. In the 5 years I’ve been part of the CrossFit ‘universe, I’ve come to experience it not just as a means toward fitness, but a philosophy. CrossFit, at its most primal level, is a way of thinking, doing and being in the world that goes far beyond barbells, PR’s (personal records), leaderboards, and burpees. It is a philosophy that embraces courage, strength, community, failure, success, overcoming, ambition, kaizen, and most of all, self-growth and discovery. CrossFit is a ‘mindset’ that surpasses its warehouse walls, chalked up floors and fanatical followers. It has become for many, a physical expression of life; a life that seeks to live fearlessly, outside of the ‘box’ (no pun intended), and without limitation. While I certainly invite you to consider trying CrossFit, the purpose of this article is not to convince you that it is right for you, but rather to share my personal interpretation of the CrossFit philosophy and how it has enriched my life. 1: Become Comfortable with being Uncomfortable. I would argue that as human beings we all have an innate desire to grow. Without challenge, and the opportunity to surpass your perceived limitations, growth is stagnant. Millions of people want to lose weight, trim fat, eliminate disease and do things in life that their current level of fitness does not allow. Yet, very few are willing to do what it takes to achieve these goals. Many begin the process but once things become ‘uncomfortable’ the ‘buck’ stops there. More often than not, and without exaggeration, I’ve questioned my sanity during a CrossFit workout. I’ve asked: ‘Is this really worth it’? My answer is always a resounding: YES.  Yes, it is uncomfortable, YES it ‘hurts’, YES I

More often than not, and without exaggeration, I’ve questioned my sanity during a CrossFit workout.” want to stop all the time, and YES it’s worth every moment of discomfort. It’s worth it because the struggle pales in comparison to the triumph. I’ve discovered that enduring shortterm ‘pain’ for long-term pleasure is usually worth it. One of my favorite quotes says: ‘If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you’. The CrossFit philosophy demands that if you want something you’ve got to work for it, not wish for it. 2: Embrace Failure Failure is an inevitable yet essential part of life. Yet somehow, we have been conditioned to equate failure with personal inadequacy. The irony is that avoiding failure does not guarantee success, but evades it. The CrossFit philosophy not only accepts failure, but demands it. We fail at finishing a workout, we fail ‘making’ a lift, we ‘fail’ at beating our personal records (PRs), we ‘fail’…we ‘fail’…and we fail some more. Yet, we return the next day to ‘fail’ again, because we know that ‘failing’ is part of the journey and is the pathway to change. Without the potential of failure, there is no possibility of reward, without reward there is no satisfaction, and without satisfaction, there is no joy. Sometimes I will fail and sometimes I will succeed, and both are equally valuable. For me, CrossFit affirms the philosophy that it is the fear of failure and not failure itself that holds us back. 3: Community is Sacred Life is hard…and so is CrossFit. However, what helps us get through the ‘valleys’ of life are community and support. It is our community that offers camaraderie and empathy when the ‘pain’ becomes too much to bear and giving up appears to be the only option. There is comfort in knowing that: ‘you are not alone’. Community is the foundation of the CrossFit philosophy, and one of the many reasons I attribute to its massive appeal and success. During a workout, when I don’t think I can take another breath or complete one more rep, there is always someone there to remind me that I can. CrossFit has instilled in me the belief that life is much easier and more meaningful when you can rely on your community. 4: You Become Better With Time and Experience The CrossFit philosophy values

and rewards commitment, discipline, consistency, and effort. With these values in place, I have discovered that progress is inevitable. In my experience, most people are NOT fit when they begin CrossFit. Yet, many people believe CrossFit is only for ‘hard-core’, ‘super- fit’ athletes because they are witness to the result and not the process. When I started CrossFit in 2009 I was not fit, I could not do ONE pull-up or run half a mile (and I made my living as a fitness coach)! No endeavor is mastered from the beginning. No matter your starting place, it takes time and consistent effort to progress. There was a time when running a mile was a BIG deal for me, today it’s a warm-up. I say this not to boast, but to make this point: just because you cannot do a pushup, speak German or dance salsa today, doesn’t mean that you never can. CrossFit isn’t any easier today than it was in 2009, I have just gotten better, and I believe that with time and consistent practice, anyone can get better at anything. 5: All that matters is ‘Now’ CrossFit has introduced me to the power of being present in every moment. Its philosophy has taught me, that it is not the ‘next repetition’ or the ‘next step’ that matter at all, but the experience I am having right now. There are not many moments in my day where I’m completely present. Usually, my mind wanders somewhere in the past and more often, to the future; what didn’t get done and what needs to get done. One moment just blends into the next without much conscious awareness. However, when I’m trying to get through a particularly challenging workout, as my muscles are burning, and I’m gasping for air, NOTHING matters but that moment. For a very brief time, life pauses and my mind rests. Ironically, there can be such stillness in these moments of ‘chaos’. I crave this ‘stillness’, perhaps we all do. For me, these moments are my therapy, my time to reconnect to my mission of continual selfimprovement and to appreciate the vitality and joy of being.

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Hollywood Hills girls flag football team kicks off the season in the dark By David Volz The Hollywood Hills girls flag football team came together for a “moonlight madness” practice during the early morning hours of February 17. This was the first opportunity for the team to practice and memorable a way to inspire the team for the upcoming season.

“When I first heard about Moonlight Madness I thought, OK, our coach has finally lost his mind.”


Coach Brandon Graham wanted to motivate the team for the upcoming season. “Pride is the word that keeps coming up for me about Moonlight Madness. I watched a group of girls that played with passion and enjoyed being around each other. And for a coach that was one of the best things I’ve seen from any of teams I’ve coached,” said Graham. “The girls had every reason in the world to excuse themselves from this, our administrators had every reason to tell us no, and their parents had every reason to say wait until Tuesday but so many people stepped up and supported this team that it made me proud to be a part of Hollywood Hills.”

He was pleased with the team’s first practice. “There’s a surreal feeling when you’re out on the field at that time and there is literally a moon outside. It’s almost like they couldn’t wait to step on the field but when they did we enjoyed listening to music during practice and really enjoyed each other’s company. I told them before practice that I had a lot of time to scream and yell this season but that tonight’s practice was about a memory and something they would always have long after high school. I also felt it important to invite parents and friends to the event, so while we competed in our regular practice drills (flag pulling, catching, agility) we also added a few relay races which were fun for all of us,” explained Graham. Kaitlin Travieso, freshman and receiver/ defensive back said, “The first time I heard about Moonlight Madness, I thought it would be a good way to kick off our season and to adapt as a team. I think it will be fun and an interesting start to our adventure for our season.” Jahmara Parris, a senior who places linebacker and center said, “I first thought that coach wouldn’t go through with this, but the more I thought about it I realized that it gives our team a different look and helps us stand out from the rest of the teams in Broward. I’ve

been on this team for 4 years and I’ve learned that we’re not like anyone else, we’re the Hollywood Hills Spartans.” Kaylin Moquete, a senior who plays receiver and defensive back said, “I think this is an amazing and unique opportunity to get some work in and its an opportunity to bond with the team and continue to work hard for our first official practice. It really helps because it shows the dedication and motivation this team has to reach our goal.” Dimitria Cleare, a junior who plays linebacker said, “When I first heard about Moonlight Madness I thought, OK, our coach has finally lost his mind. Then I realized what he was doing, he was making a point and saying that we’re here for a purpose this season.” Janice Solis, a senior who plays quarterback said, “I’ve never heard of this before, but when our coach suggested it I couldn’t wait to tell people we were doing it. I think it’s something that we’ll be able to remember and use as a bonding experience for the entire season.”

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By David Volz Work is now underway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. When complete the airport will be able to handle more planes, gates and international flights as well as new shops and restaurants. The expansion of the South Runway is the largest project. It being widened and lengthened from 5,275 feet to 8,000 feet. It will be elevated over U.S.1 and the FEC railway. It will be substantially completed in September 2014 at a cost of $791 million. At that time, commercial airliners will be able

to land and takeoff on the South Runway but additional work will be done on the taxiway system. “This runway expansion will keep delays for passengers to a minimum,” said Allan Siegel, spokesperson for the airport. “The South Runway had been for commuter airplanes but now it will be able to handle large commercial jets. Having two runways will make the airport safer.” Terminal Four is also being redesigned and expanded. It will have 14 gates; it currently has ten. The concession area will be increased from about 2,100 square feet to

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Airport expansion underway roughly 28,000 square feet and there will be more international gates. International customs are located in Terminal Four. A connector will be built from Terminal Four to Terminal Three making it easier for international passengers arriving at Terminal Three to get to customs. “This will mean we can have more international flights and we will have more room for concession space and restrooms,” said Siegel. The cost of construction at Terminal Four will be $450 million and it will be complete in 2018. The project will be done in two phases. The western phase is now underway but eventually the eastern phase will be completed. Also, terminals One, Two and Three will be modernized. They will get additional shops, restaurants, seating and bathrooms. This project will be completed in 2017 at a cost of $300 million. Another project underway is Concourse A in Terminal One. This will be a third

concourse for Terminal One. There will be five new gates and 25 additional flights per day in addition to a large concession hall and a consolidated security checkpoint for all courses. This will be completed in 2017 at a cost of $150 million and add to Concourse B and C. There will a new in-line baggage handling system that will hold equipment for the examination of baggage for explosives. It will be an automated beltway between the check-in counters and the airplane ramps. It will cost $100 million to build. The Terminal Three phase will be completed by 2015 and the completion date for Terminal Four has not been determined at this time. These projects are being paid for by grants from the FAA and Florida Department of Transportation and passenger facility charges. Broward County taxpayers are not being asked to pay for the new construction, according to Siegel.




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