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Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Cuisine for Art is a fun and festive reception and sit down dinner featuring elected government officials and community leaders who serve as your waiters. Cocktail reception and silent auction, 6 pm Dinner, entertainment, awards presentation and live auction, 7 pm. Tickets $125
Celebrity Waiters - Elected Officials
Ages 6 – 18 June 10 – August 16 Bring out the artist and performer in your child with visual, performing, and interdisciplinary programs at Summer Arts Camp. Each of the sessions allow children and youth to practice the skills they’ve learned while preparing for final exhibitions and performances. For the child who loves to participate in the arts, we offer 10 weeks of our popular Young Actors and Young Artists series. For the talented performer who loves to be in the spotlight, we offer 8 weeks of our fantastic Broadway Actors program and 4 weeks of our Broadway Actors Advanced program. For the music lover, we have a new 1 week of Hip Musicians Percussion Groove. To apply, download an application at ArtandCultureCenter.org/summercamp.
Hon. Patricia Asseff, City of Hollywood Commissioner Hon. Kevin Biederman, City of Hollywood Commissioner Hon. Richard Blattner, Vice Mayor, City of Hollywood Hon. Peter Bober, Mayor, City of Hollywood Hon. Traci Callari, City of Hollywood Commissioner Hon. Joe Gibbons, Florida State Representative Hon. Sue Gunzburger, Broward County Commissioner Hon. Peter Hernandez, City of Hollywood Commissioner Hon. Shevrin “Shev” Jones, Florida State Representative Hon. Elaine Schwartz, Florida State Representative Hon. Eleanor Sobel, Florida State Senator
Our Honoree Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc.’s Executive Vice President and Treasurer Steven R. Becker.
Celebrity Waiters - Community Leaders
John Benz, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer, Memorial Healthcare System Vivian Gonzalez, WSVN-Channel 7 Morning Meteorologist Michael Goodman, Partner, Bitner Goodman Deborah Kerr, Chair, Broward Cultural Council Alan Koslow, Partner, Becker & Poliakoff/Chair, Broward County Film Society/FLIFF Jarett Levan, President, BBX Capital/Chair, Business for the Arts Broward Jason Martinez, Morning and Noon News Anchor, WPLG Local 10 Pat Mason, CEO/President, Sun Credit Union/Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President Lisa Scott-Founds, President and CEO, Winterfest, Inc. Josh Vajda, Director of Inside Sales, AutoNation For more information about tickets or sponsorship opportunitites, visit ArtAndCultureCenter.org or call 954. 921. 3274.
1650 Harrison Street Hollywood, FL 33020 954. 921. 3274 ArtAndCultureCenter.org A portion of the funds raised at Cuisine for Art will support the Hot Topics Artist Series, which is funded in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of Hollywood, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and the Kresge Foundation. We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work. Summer Arts Camp is funded in part by the Sanjuan-Brown Hollywood Arts Foundation, Inc., and the Florida Theatrical Association.
Where Will Your Heart Lead You? “To my son’s first college game” David learned he had trouble with his aortic valve during a routine physical. additional tests showed it was serious trouble and that he needed surgery right away. “i was in shock. i’m 46 years old. i’m a former professional athlete who stayed in shape. i was very active and very busy at work. it was a wake-up call for me.” Dr. plate and the Memorial Cardiac and Vascular institute team performed David’s surgery, repairing his faulty valve. “the staff at Memorial Hospital did a tremendous job. they saved my life. now, thanks to Memorial, i’ll be here for my son’s first college football game.”
David, Heart Valve patient
“David did the right thing by getting a physical exam. You can learn your risks and prevent a heart attack before it happens.” Juan Plate, MD, FACS Medical Director of Comprehensive Aortic Program
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Downtown Hollywood martial arts school rewards students with scholarships
Eligible students must study Aikido and maintain a min. 3.5 G.P.A.
Aikido of South Florida’s “Make the Mark” Scholarship program is designed to reward students for excelling academically in high school as well as incentify other students to gain access to this unique opportunity by “Making the Mark.” Aikido of South Florida (ASF) is a traditional Japanese Martial Art School in Downtown Hollywood that has been established for over 25 years. Aikido is a non-competitive martial art that redirects the momentum of your opponent in order to neutralize the attack, regardless of the size of the assailant. The ASF Scholarship is available to all high school students in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach who are interested in studying the art of Aikido and who are able to attain and maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA. Aikido of South Florida was founded by Stephanie Yap Sensei who holds a 6th degree black belt and the Menkyo Kaiden in Aiki-Ken and Aiki-Jo, awarded to her by the late Morihiro Saito Sensei, 9th dan. After graduating from the School of Engineering and Design in Miami, FL, Yap Sensei became a longterm uchideshi (live in apprentice) to Morihiro Saito Sensei, Japan, one of the highest ranking and most prestigious aikidoist in the world. This initial training has subsequently been enhanced by annual training sessions in Japan, accumulating numerous years spent living and training in Japan and establishing her position as the highest ranking female in the organization. Aikido of South Florida (ASF) recently teamed up with The Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF) to reward the latest winners of the organizations’ Aikido of South Florida Scholarship. Jenny Poon of the School for Advanced Studies in Kendall and Nicholas D’Agostino of Pembroke Pines Charter High School each won a $250 scholarship,
provided by ASF, and a Jr. Scholarship of 50% discount towards tuition at ASF for the next three months for demonstrating their knowledge of the principles, applications, rewards, and benefits of Aikido. The Jr. Scholarship will be sponsored by CKSF for the next three months and an additional three months if the students maintain a 3.5 GPA. During the month of March, high school students in Palm Beach, Broward,
and Miami-Dade counties were eligible to participate in the internet-based quiz scholarship based on their knowledge of Aikido. A total of 580 high school students applied and took the challenge. Like winners Poon and D’Agostino, the ten highest scoring participants were afforded Jr. Scholarships at ASF, paid for by CKSF for the next three months with an additional three months sponsored in part if they maintain a 3.5 GPA.
The Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization administered at Nova Southeastern University’s Fischler School of Education. For more information, contact Aikido of South Florida at (954) 929-2656 or visit http://www.aikidosouthflorida.com/ Address: 2028 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, FL 33020
Live Stronger Longer Lunch and Learn Wednesday, May 8, 2013 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fred Hunter’s Community Center 6301 Taft Street Hollywood, FL 33024
Presented by: Allison Parnell, CPT Certified Personal Trainer • Complimentary lunch • Entertainment • Free raffles
RSVP required. Call 954.989.1550
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Chaminade-madonna annual Golf ClassiC 11 a.m., hillcrest Golf & Country Club, 4600 hillcrest drive
2 p.m., hollywood performing arts Center, 1770 monroe st.
Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory hosts its Annual Golf Classic, with registration starting at 11 a.m. and game play beginning at 1 p.m. Play for a chance to win a 2013 Cadillac ATS at the Hole-in-One Challenge, and attend the dinner and awards ceremony after the event with chances to bid on silent auction items. Tickets for the dinner are also available separately. information: 954-989-5150, Ext. 140, or cmlions.org/golfclassic
Just the Funny takes audience suggestions to create original improv routines. The group has been recognized for excellence in entertainment and is Miami’s most acclaimed improv theater company. The show is part of the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood’s Family Performance Series. information:
Relay foR life fundRaiseR: Gino’s food & Wine extRavaGanza 7 p.m., 5729 Johnson st.
Sample imported wines paired with olives, cheeses and other antipasti followed by an Italian family-style dinner that includes all-you-can-eat meatballs, sausage and pasta. Gino’s resident mozzarella maker will guide people through the process of making mozzarella as well. Finish off the night with coffee and Gino’s homemade Italian pastries. A donation of $20 is suggested, and an RSVP is requested. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life efforts. information: 954-966-0656
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6-9 p.m., artspark at young Circle, hollywood blvd. and u.s. 1 Take
Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis at this fundraiser for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. The one- to two-mile walk is the organization’s largest fundraising event. information: 954-921-3500 or ccfa.org
Chaminade-madonna alumni spoRts hall of fame dinneR
GReat stRides hollyWood-takinG steps to CuRe CystiC fibRosis
6 p.m., Chaminade-madonna Cafe, 500 e. Chaminade drive
6:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., hollywood beach broadwalk
Join Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory in honoring several alumni and former coaches for outstanding athletic achievements at the school’s Alumni Sports Hall of Fame dinner and awards presentation. information: 954-989-5150
Help raise funds and awareness about cystic fibrosis at this 5K walk designed to support the Foundation’s programs and services. The walk begins at North Beach Park, heads south to Beach Theatre and returns to the park. information: 954-739-5006 or visit www.active.com
hollyWood RotaRy Club foundation auCtion 7 p.m., the hollywood Rotary Club, 2349 taylor st.
Tonight kicks off a three-day live auction with all proceeds going to programs that help benefit Hollywood community youth through scholarships for area high school seniors, support for the YMCA, and more. Auction hours are 7-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Food will be available one hour before auction time. information: 954-921-4500
adult paintinG Classes exhibition and ReCeption 5-7 p.m., art and Culture Center of hollywood, 1650 harrison st.
Join the center at a free reception for this exhibition, which takes place in the student gallery. Under the direction of art instructor Liora Davis, the center will showcase work by “The Joy of Painting” students in Sessions 1, 2, and 3, which took place October through March at the Center’s Art School. The exhibit runs through May 7.
hollyWood beaCh Golf ResoRt Golf touRnament 8 a.m., 1650 Johnson st.
Join First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood as members support Troop 420 through a summer camp transportation fundraiser. A continental breakfast and lunch are included. Cost is $85 per player. information: 954-927-1751 or http://troop420.golfreg.com
City of hollyWood publiC safety open house 10 a.m.-2 p.m., fire training facility, 3400 n. 56th ave.
This free event is open to everyone
and includes exercises from police and K9 units and the Fire Rescue. The public can learn about public safety equipment and see demonstrations of its use, and watch SWAT techniques, vehicle extractions and more. information: 954-967-4248
d’oeuvres, raffles and networking benefit the Hollywood Historical Society, which preserves information about area history and educates about Hollywood’s heritage. Entrance fee is $10; proceeds benefit the society. information: 954-391-5308
hollyWood West pResents: maGiC band
ReCeption/film sCReeninG: RobeRt adanto
7:30-9 p.m., boulevard heights Amphitheater, 6770 Garfield St.
Enjoy age-old favorites and classic rock in this show, which is part of the Hollywood West Concert Series. information: 954-921-3404
paRty With a puRpose 5:30-7:30 p.m., bluepoint ocean Grill, 5730 seminole Way
Drink specials, complimentary hors
6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. screening, hollywood Central performing arts Center, 1770 monroe st.
The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood plans a reception for and screening of Robert Adanto featurelength documentary, “The Rising Tide,” which explores China’s march toward the future through work from some of the Middle Kingdom’s most talented photographers and video artists. The event is free for center members and students, and $5 for nonmembers. information: 954-921-3274
doWntoWn aRtWalk 7-10 p.m., harrison street area
The tour starts at 20th Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard at Anniversary Park. information: 954-921-3500
dRaGons & dRums 8-9:30 p.m., artspark at young Circle
Celebrate Asian-Pacific Heritage Month free with Japanese Taiko drummers, fire dancers and more. information: 954-921-3500
full moon dRum CiRCle 7-9 p.m., artspark at young Circle
All skills levels welcome. Meet at the Palm Court (west side). information: 954-926-0204 The Rascals
umoviEs &music aRtspaRk live! 8 p.m. fridays and 9 p.m. saturdays, artspark amphitheater, hollywood blvd. & u.s. 1
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May 4: No concert due to the Take Steps Walk May 11: The Shindig, rock May 18: TBA May 25: TBA information: 954-921-3500
hollyWood beaCh theatRe musiC and danCinG
7:30-9 p.m. mondays-Wednesdays, hollywood beach theatre, Johnson street and the broadwalk
May 6: Cozy Michaels, dance music May 13: Harvey Nevins, big band May 20: Leo Casino, dance music May 27: Swell Tones, dance, country tuesdays
May 7: Poppy, music for dancing May 14: Jimmy Chapel, versatile world-class entertainer May 21: Billy Bones, jazz sax solo May 28: Marly Johnson, French songstress Wednesdays
haRd RoCk live!
aRt and CultuRe CenteR of hollyWood 10 a.m.-5 p.m., tuesday-friday, and noon-4 p.m. saturday and sunday, 1650 harrison st.
The following exhibits run through May 26:
u Joshua Silver Banks, who stopped speaking when very
Work from Elaine Defibaugh young due to autism, reflects joy, energy and order in his work. u Elaine Defibaugh mixes traditional elements with pattern-based, decorative composition. u The Sixth All-Media Juried Biennial includes paintings, prints, sculpture and more. information: 954-921-3274
aRtspaRk GalleRy noon-6 p.m. mondays-saturdays, visual arts building Gallery, artspark
u Enjoy artwork from the area’s budding creative minds at the Hollywood Academy of Arts & Science Student Exhibition. The display runs through May 7. information: 954-921-3500
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way may 3: Romeo Santos, 7 p.m. may 10-11: Crosby, Stills & Nash, 8 p.m. both nights may 12: Bill Cosby, 7 p.m. may 24-27: The Rascals — Once Upon A Dream Tour, 8 p.m. may 31: Frampton’s Guitar Circus featuring Peter Frampton and the Robert Cray Band , 8 p.m. information:
May 1: Electric Piquete, Latin fusion jazz May 8: Ricky Williams, rhythm & blues May 15: JD Danner, rockin’ country May 22: Storm Riders, Doors tribute May 29: Orange Sunshine, classic rock & blues fRidays
May 3: Tommy Nehls, variety show May 10: Surf Bandits, surf rock May 17: Hollywood Hills, elementary school choirs May 24: East End Rose, classic rock May 31: Blue Tornados, blues satuRdays
May 4: KGB Band, classic rock May 11: Big City Dogs, classic rock May 18: 1 Flight Down, oldies rock May 25: Stereotomy, ’80s hits and more information: 954-921-3404
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Driftwood Middle named 2013 U.S. Dept. of Education Green Ribbon School
Driftwood Middle School was recently named a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon school by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Chair of White House Council on Environmental Quality Nancy Sutley, and Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Bob Persiacepe. Driftwood Middle is among the 64 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools honored for their exemplary efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education, including civics and green career pathways. Driftwood Middle was nominated by the Florida Department of Education for their efforts and accomplishments related to reducing environmental impact and costs by involving all teams, clubs, and activities at the school in recycling, improving the health and wellness of students and staff by infusing health and wellness into all curriculum areas of the school, and providing an effective environmental and sustainability education program, which incorporates STEM, civic skills and green career pathways by having forty percent MONTHLY FEATURE
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of our campus devoted to ecologically beneficial uses. “Today’s honorees are modeling a comprehensive approach to being green,” said Secretary Duncan. “They are demonstrating ways schools can simultaneously cut costs; improve health, performance and equity; and provide an education geared toward the jobs of the future. In fact, the selected districts are saving millions of dollars as a result of their greening efforts. And the great thing is that the resources these honorees are using are available for free to all schools.” The school was confirmed from a pool of candidates voluntarily nominated by 32 state education agencies. The list of selectees includes 54 public schools and 10 private schools. A special recognition ceremony for awardees will occur on June 3rd in Washington, D.C. Driftwood Middle School, which is home to the Academy of Health and Wellness Magnet program, is also a recent recipient of the Florida Green Ribbon School and Florida Green School of Excellence awards.
BCPS Honors Community Involvement Excellence Broward County Public Schools recently honored parents, volunteers, mentors and business and community partnerships at its annual Community Involvement Awards. The theme for this year’s community involvement celebration was “You Make a World of Difference.” Amy Smetanick-Brown, from Hollywood Hills Elementary School was named Outstanding Program Organizer of the Year. Smetanick-Brown helped to establish the school’s art and science club, focusing on campus beautification through horticulture and mosaics. She co-wrote a successful Target grant that funded an after school art and literature club, entitled “Beyond the Frame.” The salute, which recognized more than 40,000 volunteers, mentors and partners who contribute to the success of students and schools throughout the school year, was held on April 10, 2013, at Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale. The honorees and their guests enjoyed a brunch and music performed by the Everglades High School Choir.
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Ella Grace Jones Born May 25th 2012, Ella Grace loves spending time outdoors and exploring the parks and playgrounds around Hollywood. Parents: Bryan and Dana Jones.
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Hollywood Hills High Military Academy and McArthur High JROTC Programs ranked among the best units in the nation The Hollywood Hills High School Military Academy and McArthur High School JROTC programs were recently awarded the coveted Honor Unit with Distinction from the U.S. Army Cadet Command. In March, the schools received formal inspection from the U.S. Army and earned the Honor Unit with Distinction rating, ranking them among the very best units in the nation. The Honor Unit with Distinction, or Gold Star status, is the U.S. Army’s highest award given to the best high school JROTC units in the nation. This is obtained by showing excellence in drill and ceremony, cadet knowledge, vigorous inspections and an overall understanding in the JROTC program. Every third year, the Corps of Cadets undergoes a rigorous inspection process by an independent inspection team composed of both commissioned and non-commissioned personnel from the U. S. Army. Members of the U.S. Army’s 6th Brigade Headquarters located in Savannah, Georgia conducted the inspections, which included training documentation, cadet records, physical
fitness and drill and ceremony. Cadets were evaluated on their uniforms and drills and were asked questions about JROTC rules and guidelines. Cadets also were evaluated individually on how they performed the duties associated with their rank and job within the JROTC program. Both Hollywood Hills and McArthur JROTC programs exceeded the goal of 576 out of a possible 600 inspection total points and were designated as Honor Units with Distinction. The JROTC programs retain this designation for three years until their next scheduled formal inspection. JROTC programs receiving this distinction also quality to nominate one graduating senior each of the three years to compete for one of 20 nationwide reserved slots for appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Currently, the Broward County School District has over 7,000 students enrolled in JROTC in 29 high schools. Broward County Public Schools is the largest school district in the nation with JROTC in all of its traditional high schools.
Hollywood Hills Military Academy ‘Cadet of the Month’ for March 2013 with Commandant LTC Kim Harrell
DOWNTOWN HOLLYWOOD NEWS
From Denmark to CityStreetz Graphics relocates to Hollywood Downtown with love Award-winning design and graphics firm CityStreetz Graphics recently moved its offices to Hollywood, setting up shop at 1117 S. 21st Ave., Suite A, between Pembroke Road and Hollywood Boulevard. With more than 30-year combined experience, CityStreetz is one of the most experienced design and graphics firms in the country, providing effective visual communication for both small startup companies and established organizations. The CityStreetz creative team pride themselves on their successful development and implementation of each client’s visual identity and graphic needs, and their ability to surpass the expectations of their clients, especially in tough economic times when budgets are increasingly smaller. CityStreetz Graphics specializes in business identity and branding, from logo design to product identity to marketing campaigns, and the firm’s packaging designs have been featured on The Today Show.
Paradox Design Studio opens Downtown By Caron Conway Paradox Design Studio recently opened an office in Downtown Hollywood, where the graphic design company lends its website and branding expertise to non-profits and businesses that are trying to make a difference in the world. Paradox set up shop March 28 at 1909 Harrison Street, Suite 112. Founded in February 2012, Paradox previously operated out of the home of co-founder Ambert Rodriguez, the company’s creative director. The new location in the historic downtown arts, music and entertainment district provides Paradox’s creative team with a more efficient workspace and greater visibility for the business. “We love the art and culture in Downtown Hollywood and were looking for a space close to the heart of it,” Rodriguez said. Four members of the creative team live in Hollywood, including Rodriguez, while two others work from their home bases in Texas and Jamaica. “We all worked together and we’ve all been friends for a long time,” Rodriguez said. “We have the same professional background
The inviting bakery has a traditional romantic European style
The full range of CityStreetz services include business collateral such as brochures, stationery, rack cards, trade show materials, advertising, and menus; catalogs, corporate newsletters, annual reports, book jackets and publications; exhibit graphics, banners and window signage; and photo-realistic graphics for cars, trucks, trailers and marine vessels. With onsite production of collateral brochures, prototypes, exhibits and largeformat graphics, CityStreetz Graphics is the logical go-to creative studio for a wide variety of industries. For more information on CityStreetz Graphics, call 954-534.7777 or visit www. citystreetz.net.
and we have the same passion.” The culturally diverse team members – a mix of Puerto Rican, Jamaican, Cuban and American roots – all left stable jobs in a challenging economy to fulfill a shared vision to help others who want to change the world. A combination of skills – graphic design, web, branding, communications and writing – enables Paradox Design Studio to produce effective company business branding and websites that clearly communicate each client’s particular message. Clients include non-profits and businesses that are making a positive impact, such as a Fort Lauderdale restaurant that utilizes organic products grown on local farms. Paradox’s business, however, is not limited to businesses that fall into these categories. “We’ll work with any client. We will try to find out what they want to do and work with their budget,” Rodriguez said. He added that the Paradox team is happy to be part of the downtown community and plans to participate in the ArtWalk event series presented by the City of Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) every third Saturday, featuring art exhibits, live painting, live entertainment and complimentary refreshments at art galleries and businesses. “We’re excited about the possibilities and future partnerships to further the local arts community,” Rodriguez said. For more information on Paradox Design Studio, call 954-228-0804 or visit www.paradoxcreates.com.
Danish Pastry Co. recently opened a new shop Downtown at 2031 Tyler Street. They proudly boast the use of original Danish dough, differentiating themselves from most bakery shops. “We ship original high-quality Danish dough from our expert bakers in Denmark to produce unprecedented, real Danish pastries here in the U.S.”, explains Philipa Friedrich, owner of Danish Pastry Co. They offer more than 21 varieties of affordable pastries for customers to choose from. “We bake fresh all day in the bakery in Hollywood from the dough that is preproduced in Denmark from the original
pastry recipe, and we keep the stock low Danish Crown with Jam to guarantee ($2.50) that the pastries you will buy are very fresh- just from the oven,” says Friedrich. The staff is extensively trained in baking and coffee making techniques. Danish Pastry Co. is located at 2031 Tyler St. Downtown Hollywood. For more information or to order, call 954-362-4366 or visit www.danishpastryco.com for catering and local delivery service.
Hollywood Bread Building Garage now offers weekend public parking Downtown By Caron Conway Visitors to Downtown Hollywood now have an additional parking option to make their weekend excursions more convenient with the recent reopening of the Hollywood Bread Building garage on Young Circle. The seven-story, 350-space garage at 1747 Van Buren Street opened to the general public for the first time on March 10 for Hollywood's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival. "And we filled it," said Rob Snyder, the owner of Vizcaya Valet Services, Inc., a full-service parking management company based in Downtown Hollywood. The landmark Hollywood Bread Building, which is owned by downtownbased developer MG3, sits at a prime location across from the ArtsPark at Young Circle. "The garage has never been open to the public," Snyder said. Vizcaya Valet Services, which upgraded the parking facility with a fresh coat of paint and new lighting, offers selfparking on Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 6 p.m. On-site attendants accept the cashonly $7 flat rate and provide security. "If we find there's a need, we'll be open every day," said Snyder, whose Downtown Hollywood clients include Kindred Hospital, Mama Mia Italian Ristorante, La Vendetta restaurant and Perrone's Cucina Italiana. Snyder, a respiratory therapist who
previously owned a medical equipment company, got into parking management by chance following a conversation over lunch with Kindred Hospital's CEO, who happened to mention a need for additional parking. Coincidently, Snyder had worked as a parking valet for several years beginning in his teens at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami. "The next day, I was incorporated," Snyder recalled. "With new businesses opening, new construction, special events and the ArtPark, the parking demand continues to increase. The business continues to thrive." Vizcaya Valet Services specializes in garage and surface lot parking for area business customers as well as parking for special events and private parties. For more information, visit www.vizcayavalet.com. There is no charge for on-street downtown parking between 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. Free on-street parking is available in three-hour increments between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Garage parking is available for $1 per hour at the Municipal Garages located at 251 S. 20th Avenue (between Harrison Street and Van Buren Street) and 251 N. 19th Avenue (between Tyler Street and Polk Street). For more information on Downtown Hollywood, call the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) at 954-9242980 or visit www.hollywoodcra.org.
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™HOLLYWOOD EYE INSTITUTE Popular Hollywood Ophthalmologist Shareen M. Greenbaum, M.D. has relocated her practice to a new location at 11011 Sheridan St., Suite 215 in Cooper City. The Hollywood Eye Institute is a state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment, offering a range of services to all ages from routine eye exams to corrective and cosmetic surgeries. Dr. Greenbaum is a member of the American Board of Ophthalmology, highly trained in treating diseases and disorders of the eye, performing cataract and vision correction surgery (LASIK and PRK), as well as complex surgical procedures such as upper and lower eyelid surgery, cosmetic enhancements and dermal fillers. Dr. Greenbaum specializes in general ophthalmology with a focus on intraocular lens implant surgery, ophthalmic plastics and refractive surgery. She performs more invasive surgery at Memorial Hospital, where she is on staff and is on call for eye trauma surgeries and complex eye trauma cases that come through the ER.
The Hollywood Eye Institute utilizes the most up-to-date technologies, offering patients the convenience of accessing their medical records digitally online through their website (www.hollywoodeyeinstitute. com). Patients are welcome to schedule their own appointments through the website as well. Brenda, an associate at Hollywood Eye Institute, says “patients just love Dr. Greenbaum. She has such a good rapport with them. She is so friendly and never makes the patients feel rushed. They always leave feeling cared about. She is very professional, caring and accommodating.” ABOUT YOUR DOCTOR Dr. Shareen M. Greenbaum, M.D. grew up in Southeast Michigan where she attended the University of Michigan, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree with High Distinction, with a major in Spanish language. She continued her education at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Greenbaum then completed her residency training in Ophthalmology at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, where she served as Chief Resident. In 2007, Dr. Greenbaum relocated to South Florida with her husband and four children. In her free time, Dr. Greenbaum is an active participant in the community, serving as the PTA President at B’nai
receiving cataract surgery goes from not seeing well at all to having great vision. Knowing that I was able to give that to them is a great feeling.” Dr. Greenbaum is very passionate about the connection between the eyes and systemic conditions. “The eyes are a starting point for total body care,” says Dr. Greenbaum. “Diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension can be diagnosed through the eyes. Catching these conditions through an eye exam can be a very important step towards the patient receiving the care that they need.” Dr. Greenbaum is available during regular business hours, as well as nights and weekends. Walkins and emergency appointments are welcomed. Se Habla Español. Hollywood Eye Institute is located at 11011 Sheridan St., Suite 215, Cooper City, FL 33026. The office is conveniently positioned, easily accessible by the major traffic arteries of I-595 and I-75. For more information, call 954-447-0606, or visit online at www.hollywoodeyeinstitute.com.
Aviv Synagogue in Weston and is heavily involved in fundraising for the community. Dr. Greenbaum and staff recently participated in the Cooper City/Davie Relay for Life for cancer awareness and also sponsored the Weston YMCA Healthy Kids Day where they offered vision screenings for kids. Additionally, Dr. Greenbaum often lectures on eye diseases at numerous venues including local libraries, YMCA and older adult facilities. When asked what Dr. Greenbaum loves most about her job she replied “ I love giving people the vision they never thought possible. For instance, someone
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Join an advisory board and make a difference in Hollywood Joining a City of Hollywood advisory board is a way to get involved with City government and volunteer your time while learning about the City of Hollywood. Perhaps you don’t like the Food Truck Invasion at Young Circle. Consider joining the Young Circle ArtsPark Advisory Board. Whether you join the Crime Watch Advisory Board, the Education Advisory Committee or the Community Development Advisory Board, you will be informed of issues affecting the City and empowered to make recommendations to the City Commission. There are a number of advisory boards or committees with vacant positions or positions that will expire on June 30th including each seat on the Parking Advisory Committee. To join, visit www.hollywoodfl.org and click on “How Do I…?” for a menu that will take you to the boards and committees application page. From there you will get information to help you identify a position that may interest you.
Boards and Committees primarily serve in an advisory capacity; however, there are some advisory boards or committees that have special requirements. To apply for a position on an Advisory Board, you must complete an Interest Form, which is available in the Office of the City Clerk located at Hollywood City Hall – 2600 Hollywood Boulevard Room 221. You can also download the Interest Form at www.hollywoodfl.org. The completed Interest Form along with your biography or resume must be submitted by May 31. All appointments will be made on July 8, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. by the City Commission. The Citizens Boards and Committees handbook contains a complete listing of each board’s purpose, commitment, duties, membership and special requirements where applicable. Find the handbook on the City’s website or at the Office of the City Clerk. Questions? Contact the Office of the City Clerk at (954) 921-3211. -J.S.
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Party with a Purpose (PWP) is a monthly networker/fundraiser sponsored by the Hollywood Gazette and hosted at venues located at Seminole Paradise. Each month local community leaders gather to network and support a different local non-profit. Aprilâ€™s Party with a Purpose benefitted 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. Visit their website for more information: www.russellreadingroom. com. The Swamp Bar generously served an abundance of appetizers and
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On April 16th, Services, Charles Jordan of New the General Federation World Builders, Pat Burnett of of Women’s Clubs Modern Movers and mechanical, (GFWC), Hollywood electrical and plumbing services Women’s Club, lifted generously donated by John Lipka of their 1927 Greek E.H. Whitson. Revival Clubhouse to The GFWC Hollywood Women’s save it from sinking into Club has raised funds for the project the sand. The lift will through fund raising events and raise the building 12 has received a historic preservation feet for several weeks grant from the Bureau of Historic while the foundation Preservation Division of Historical is restored preserving Resources, Florida Department of this National Historic State. To be in compliance with the Landmark. Grant Agreement’s requirements, the The Clubhouse project must be completed by June has extensive 30, 2013 with only a short extension structural damage to possible. the foundation, with The Greater Federation of corresponding sinking Women’s Clubs (GFWC), Hollywood of the walls of both Women’s Club, founded in 1922, Located at 501 North 14th Avenue, at the corner of Fillmore Street in the north and south the North Lake neighborhood, the clubhouse overlooks the golf course of is one of the City of Hollywood’s sides, and deflection oldest civic groups. The culturally the Hollywood Beach Country Club. of the interior flooring. diverse organization of 100 members Constructed using beach is dedicated to community service and that the original concrete foundation be sand, there are no piles the support of local and international removed, helical pilings installed and a new supporting the building, and a sub-soil report charitable organizations. Their Clubhouse foundation constructed. The lift is necessary functions as a center for community, social, indicates an unstable base of muck and peat. to installing a new foundation. The structure is in a high-water zone with educational and fundraising events. The project led by club Members Issabel frequent flooding contributing to the erosion For more information about the Wise and Shelly deMarco of Hollywood, of the foundation. To preserve the structural Hollywood Women’s Club, call (954) 925Joseph Kaller of Kaller Architectural integrity of this landmark, it is a necessity 9394.
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What do you love about living in Hollywood? What is there not to love about living in Hollywood... after all, we were named The “All American City”. I have to say, the one thing I love most about living in Hollywood is that everything is just a bike ride away such as our beautiful beaches, downtown, shopping and etc. I have lived in Hollywood since 2003 and plan on retiring here! Tell us a little about your family life. If it wasn’t for my family or my husband, I would be lost. They are my rock and they are what helps me to keep it together. As of now, no children... just 4-legged babies. (My two dogs, Bolero and Guinness). Tell us about your professional life, and what are your career plans for the future? I am Senior Loan Originator with Mortgage Masters, Inc and have been with them for over 11 years. As far as future career plans...the only thing I plan on is continued success. I love what I do so I
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Unlike the reality TV stars on Bravo’s pop sensation ‘The Real Housewives’ series, these women have no time for drama. Instead they are active role models for their community, shaping the future of Hollywood with their influence and involvement. Hollywood Gazette caught up with the following leading ladies, nominated last month by our readers. Meet Hollywood Gazette’s 2013 “Real Housewives of Hollywood.”
Tell us a little about your family life. I have one daughter her name is Chiquita and two very sweet grandchildren Devin Jackson, 13 and Devine Jackson, 9. My grandchildren have been volunteering their time in the Hollywood area, since the age of 4. Tell us about your professional life, and what are your career plans for the future? Since 1982, my career plans have been taken care of my community social needs. My future plans are to work on my retirement, and enjoy my family more.
Are you involved in any nonprofit work in the community? In 2004, I created Community Enhancement Collaboration, Inc. (CEC), a non-profit organization to help enhance the Washington Park community. I have volunteered for the Hollywood Woman’s Club, Hollywood Jaycees, Relay for Life of Hollywood, Parks & Recreation Cultural Arts, Hollywood Boys Club, Coalition for a Healthy South Florida - Memorial Health Care System, Washington Park Homeowners Association, several churches and various communities events. I volunteer because I saw a need. The most fulfilling aspect of my role is seeing the impact of our volunteers sharing of their time and talent to give back to. We have over two hundred volunteers throughout the year the resources they bring is critical and important to our success and the City as a whole. I couldn’t do what I do without them. What advice can you offer women juggling careers, raising a family and volunteering in your community? How do you stay grounded and balanced? The most important thing is to stay connected to your family, stay in love, and committed to each other. I am who I am, but not
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What do you love about living in Hollywood? How long have you lived in the City? In 1982, we moved our family here. My husband (Ulyses) and I are proud to live in Hollywood, but this was not always the case. The Washington Park area had decayed from years of illegal drug sales, criminal activity, and lack of a good working relationship with the City and a stronger community involvement. With the various departments of the City support and Memorial Healthcare System, we all came together to work for a better community.
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What do you love about living in Hollywood? I love living in Hollywood because this is “home” to me, after living here for more than 10 years, it has become my backyard. Walking the streets of Downtown saying hello to other business owners and patrons gives me that feeling. They are not only customers and neighbors, they have become friends.
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What do you think needs improvement in Hollywood? As a business owner and local resident, I would like to see more involvement from other business owners in the local events such as grand openings, fundraising, DHBA meetings and City Hall meetings. If we are all involved, we can improve the city together. Downtown Hollywood has improved a lot in the last few years, with the mural project, new art galleries and art-related stores give a note of fresh air to the area. But there is still room for improvement and will love to see more events similar to St. Patricks Day Parade, big events that bring new faces to the area who can fall in love with our beautiful city as we did one time!
How do you stay grounded and balanced? I always start by seeing what my main priority is in life, in my case it is my family and that is what keeps me grounded, if they are happy then, so am I. Staying positive and free of negative thoughts always helps to keep a clear mind of what I see for myself today and what new possibilities are there for me to create new projects that keep my life and business as happy as possible.
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family. I plan on continuing what I started 12 years ago and taking Muzart to the next level of availability. I believe that art, music and movement should be a thread in every household but so many of us think it is only for the “talented”. I am determined to change that way of thinking by keeping the quality of programming integral and still creating an easily accessible and trendy outlet to learn and enjoy in. Whether it’s a canvas party with wine and cheese, a community event showcasing dance or an accelerated class in painting, all levels are welcome and progress will always be made. It is not only about the product, it is about the process. Simply put - we are bringing ARTSY back! Are you involved in any nonprofit work in the community? Muzart takes up a lot of my time, however, my mission statement doesn’t stop on my website. I am an advocate of the arts in every form of the definition. I volunteer to organize and work events at our local schools, I have held workshops with public school teachers on how to teach art on a budget, and I am very involved in supporting our local community happenings. If it is about the arts, I am passionate about supporting in any way I can. I enjoy showing up and even when there isn’t enough time in the week - I try to find a way. This is what I do and what I have chosen as my path. At times it is as simple as being a warm body in the room of an event but I know that I made a difference by supporting something that I believe in. It is not only professional for me to advocate for the arts, it is very personal. What advice can you offer women juggling careers, raising a family and volunteering in your community? My best advice would be not to think that because we are women we can do it all. We may be expected to, and we may be able to multi task more than that other species, but we can not do it ALL. There are just not enough hours in the day! I know what I can handle and then I of course I try to do more than that. So forgiveness of myself when I don’t get it all done really works for me. Knowing that I tried to get 10 things done and accomplished 8 is still just that - an accomplishment. Keeping things balanced is a challenge because it would mean everything in my life would have to get even attention. Since each day is different I’ve concluded that a more realistic expectation
to myself would be to treat the relationships and issues in my life like bank accounts. I deposit and withdraw. I know that if I make a deposit, my account with someone will look prosperous and if I don’t it may end up in the red. I try my best to keep consistent and usually do, but sometimes one account my need more attention than another. In those cases, I just shift gears. In the end it all works out and if it doesn’t then I go to my wine deposits and make a withdraw! I am also not afraid to ask for help from my family and friends. That is the beauty of supporting one another. I’ve learned that asking does not translate into weakness and that my friends and family need me too. That part of the process makes me vulnerable and ultimately keeps me grounded. What do you think needs improvement in Hollywood, and what, if anything, are you doing to improve it? My answer to this question is two-fold and ties into one another. On one hand I think that the arts and cultural ties to our city can use improvement but I also believe that we are headed in the right direction. On the other hand I think that more of the local downtown business owners can step out of their box and reevaluate how they are contributing to our community happenings. We encompass what the city vibe feels like when someone patrons our downtown and if we are united with goals for driving traffic to the area and not just our own entity, change can happen. My business has been here for over 9 years now and when I moved locations last summer I chose to plant myself in the heart of Downtown Hollywood rather than move to Aventura where I began 12 years ago. I did this for a reason. I am here to help drive traffic to OUR downtown and to help improve the creative energy in this city. I am looking to work with my local businesses to do so because there is art in everything we do and if we rally together we will be stronger. There is a lot work to be done and I have already rolled up my sleeves.
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What do you love about living in Hollywood? How long have you lived in the City? I’ve lived in Hollywood for over 30 years, since my family and I moved here from Israel. I’ve always liked that the city enables residents to enjoy both an urban and suburban lifestyle. Downtown Hollywood has a unique energy with its wonderful restaurants and art venues. I love that we’re also so close to Miami, which is a true international city. Sometimes, however, I just want to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of suburbia. Hollywood is great for that, too. Tell us a little about your family life. Do you have children? If so, what are their names and ages? My husband, Evan, and I have two children. Ethan is 13 and Ben is 9. We live like so many other families – always on the run. It seems like when I’m not working, I’m taking the kids to music lessons, soccer practices, soccer games, or supervising their homework. We try to savor our weekends as much as we can because it’s the one part of the week we can all be together and enjoy each other’s company. I am fortunate to have my mother as well as my sister and brother and their families nearby. Tell us about your professional life, and what are your career plans for the future? Being the principal of Hollywood Hills Elementary School is a challenging and rewarding job. My day begins early and often ends late. The best part of the job is the students. Our school is fortunate in that we have very talented and dedicated teachers and staff. Since I have been the principal at this school, we have earned an “A” grade every year from the Florida Department of Education. We also have wonderful and supportive parents who contribute to an enriching educational environment. I am very fortunate that I truly love my job. I know that my work makes an impact on children and our community. In my 24 years in education I have received many letters from former students thanking me for what I have done for them. There is no job more satisfying than mine. Are you involved in any nonprofit work in the community? I’d like to think that I give back to the community every day through my work. We have made community service a hallmark of Hollywood Hills Elementary School. I’ve established programs in which our students engage in monthly service projects, such as organizing food collection for the Kiwanis Club and Feeding South Florida, or collecting books and used cell phones for Women in Distress. Additionally, our students and
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NEWS FROM THE GREATER HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
SCENES FROM HOLLYWOOD’S EXPO ALFRESCO Thousands flocked to ArtsPark on Wednesday, April 10th to enjoy Hollywood’s Expo Alfresco – the Ultimate Food, Wine & Tradeshow Experience. We hope you enjoy these scenes from that fun-filled networking event! Photos courtesy of Elegant Photography.
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Teacher of the Year Luncheon One Symbol of Chamber’s Support of Education The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has a long tradition of supporting education in Broward County and its annual Teacher of the Year luncheon is an excellent example of that dedication. Scheduled for Friday, May 17th beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Orangebrook Country Club, this year’s event features keynote speaker Robert Runcie, Superintendent of Broward County Schools. Runcie was recently recognized by Governor Rick Scott and Florida Commissioner of Education Dr. Tony Bennett at a breakfast featuring more than 900 attendees where he presented a State of the County Address. The superintendent was praised for the positive changes he has brought to the school system and for the various initiatives he has already and plans to launch. The chamber is especially proud that teacher Eleanor Schwartz from Oakridge Elementary School was recently named Broward County’s Teacher of the Year!
In addition to celebrating Hollywood area teachers of the year at this luncheon, one of the chamber’s leads groups has also adopted an area school, helping to provide for its needs. And one of Leadership Hollywood’s groups has undertaken a community service project benefiting the Take Stock in Children program. Let’s not forget that – thanks to the chamber’s annual Grapes for Grades event, which raises money to help local high school seniors attend college – more than $250,000 has been donated to the Hollywood Florida Scholarship Foundation. “This chamber and its membership realize the importance of lending support to educational facilities in and around Hollywood,” explains Chamber CEO and Executive Director, Anne Hotte. “We consider it a very worthwhile investment in the future of Hollywood.” Tickets to the Teacher of the Year luncheon are available for $25 per person and may be purchased on the chamber’s website at www.hollywoodchamber.org.
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WELCOME NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS In April the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce held a membership drive that yielded 64 new members. We are thrilled to welcome them to the chamber family! A Plus Urgent Care of Hollywood Alex Kruchak 954.922.1270 www.aplusurgent.com Allstates Public Adjuster Leor Rabin 954.663.9959 www.lmrpublicadjusters.com All Write Insurance Agency, Inc. Marcie Porcelan 954.981.3332 The Audio Bug, Inc. Don Washburn 954.983.2788 www.theaudiobug.net
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Internal Medicine Specialty Associates Charles Stone 954.981.7070
Pediatric Heart Center Magola Aguirre 954.447.7774 www.pediatrix.com
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Ernie’s Carpet & Vinyl, Inc. Ernesto Suarez 954.295.6000 www.erniesfloors.com
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Polestars Susana Morales 954.589.0086
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Although summer in South Florida isn’t as eagerly welcomed as it is in most parts of the country, most people still want to look better on the beach. So, are you ready? Is your physique ready for those short shorts, tank tops, and near nude strolls on the beach?
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Afterburn happens when you end a day of exercise but an hour later you are still sweating from the workout. This is your metabolism on FIRE. This is done through different forms of circuit training, tabata training, etc. just like at boot camp. 13. Buy clothing that is a size or two down from what you normally wear. Make it your goal to fit into that piece of clothing in two months. 14. Fitness classes (Step classes, fake weight classes, tae-bo, Zumba classes, etc...) are fun but ineffective at helping you burn fat and achieve the body you want to achieve. If you take these classes they shouldn’t be your primary method of training IF you want to be tight and lean by the summer. 15. Yoga is awesome for developing an injury resistant body but horrible for fat loss. An average yoga class burns 130 calories. Sweeping your floor burns 130 calories. 16. Doing exercise with a friend is the best way to stick to a workout program. 17. If you do exercise with a friend, make sure they are AS SERIOUS AS YOU ARE in terms of achieving your goals. 18. PLEEEEAAASSSEEE! Don’t do long boring cardio. Do interval training. 19. Adopt a long term mindset when trying to achieve a goal. Nothing happens overnight. We live in an instant gratification society where we want things done FAST. Tip: Accuracy is speed. 20. Stop rationalizing. You rationalize and lie to yourself to justify your excuses. If getting in shape is important enough you will MAKE the time. 21. Stay outside of your comfort zone as much as you can. If you’re comfortable while working out, you’re still warming up! Intensity EQUALS results. Just focus on your goals, persevere and you’ll see results sooner than later. And if you need some help getting started or sticking to ‘it’ (hint: most people do, including me), then my team and I are ready to help you. Schedule a FREE no obligation consultation at www.CrossFit954.com. Shondelle Solomon-Miles is the Head Fitness coach and owner of Synergize Home if CrossFit 954. To schedule a FREE one-on-one consultation with Shondelle visit www.CrossFit954.com
Local cancer survivor seeks young-adult grant recipients After being diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 25 years old, Jamie Bendola went through two surgeries and treatment. Finding herself faced with a major financial burden, she saw the need for financial assistance for people dealing with cancer. Out of this she founded FMCancer. FMCancer, Inc. (FMC) is an art-based organization whose goal is to provide resources, raise cancer awareness and provide financial assistance to young adults dealing with cancer and cancer survivors. Their mission is to “provide hope, humor, resources and grants to help young adults both fight cancer and survive the wrath it can leave behind.” Bendola’s biggest concern with FMC is getting the word out and finding recipients
for the Emergency Financial Assistance program. Every other month, one young adult with cancer or young adult survivor is chosen to be the recipient of fundraising and financial assistance. To apply for assistance, email Grants@ FMCancer.org and submit an essay about yourself and what you need the money for, last year’s tax records and medical records showing diagnosis. Assistance is currently limited to Florida residents. For more information, call Jamie directly at (239) 440-6500 (e-mail Jamie@ FMCancer.org) or visit her website at www. FMCancer.org to access resources, purchase art or donate. -T.C.
Heavenly Spa by Westin set to open in May at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa
Featuring stunning oceanfront views, a new Heavenly Spa by Westin™ will open in Spring 2013 at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida. Located on the first floor of the resort overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the new spa will span 14,000 square feet with 10 treatment rooms, a Halotherapy salt steam room, Vichy shower, manicure and pedicure stations as well as a new WestinWORKOUT® gym adjacent to the spa. The spa’s thoughtful design was inspired by its oceanfront location while creating a peaceful and tranquil space for all guests. The dramatic two-tier WestinWORKOUT® gym will feature a reflective glass wall with detailed blue squares that shimmer in the sunlit space. In the relaxation room, guests can unwind on private chaise lounge chairs among distinctive sculptures designed to look like a wall of rain while each treatment room will be marked with a one-of-a-kind nautical shell design. Featuring a menu of SuperFoodinfused dishes, spa goers can enjoy a nutritious bite at the new Spa Café while admiring the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean through floor-to-ceiling windows. Designed for travelers seeking a moment of relaxation, the Heavenly Spa by Westin™
will offer a variety of Heavenly products and sensory experiences amid the gentle aroma of the brand’s signature White Tea scent. Guests can look forward to an innovative treatment menu featuring revitalizing massage, body and facial offerings with customized aromatherapy oils that will restore the body and expand the mind. For couples, a luxurious duet room overlooking the Atlantic Ocean is the perfect place to reconnect with a loved one. “From the moment you enter, your senses will be stimulated with graceful décor, aromatic scents and the sound of soothing waters,” said The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa Manager Allicyn Hughes. The 998-room, beachfront property is ideally located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami and nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. Resort amenities include award-winning restaurants, watersports and two marinas, an 18-hole championship golf course managed by Troon Golf® and a 10-clay court Tennis Center. For more information about The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa or to make reservations, call (954) 883-4900 or visit www.diplomatresort.com.
T.Y. Park offers Hatha Yoga Classes T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park now offers Hatha Yoga Classes, for all ages, from 9 to 10:15 a.m. on Wednesdays, in the northeast corner of the park. Get fit, reduce stress, and gain peace of mind with this instruction, suitable for all skill levels. The fees are $10 per class, $45 for five classes, and $90 for 10 classes. T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park is located at 3300 N. Park Rd., Hollywood. For further information, call the park at 954-357-8811. T.Y. is accessible via Broward County Transit Routes #3, #12, and #17.
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