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Restaurants & Food WINNERS!

Best Family-Friendly Restaurant RICKEY’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE Rickey’s is a local neighborhood restaurant and full service bar known for their chicken wings, burgers and lobster. Rickey’s was built in 1955 when Hollywood Blvd. was a dirt road and have proudly served three generations of patrons. 4799 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, FL 33021 (954) 966-1429

Best Diner in Hollywood Best Burger in Hollywood

JACK’S DINER Jack’s Hollywood Diner has been in operation for over 60 years. Established in 1953 and opened originally as Freddie’s Diner.

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I am a 78 year old S. Northlake rascal with a neighbor who is only a smidge younger. EDITOR’S About once a week we hit ‘J.D.’s for lunch. Pick There is nothing better than a chicken club 2013 sandwich on white toast with extra bacon and Russian Dressing. Put an icy Arnold Palmer along side and jubilant I am.” -Northlake resident Stephen Cohen 1031 N Federal Hwy. Hollywood, FL 33020 (954) 929-2888

Shenanigans Sports Pub has been family owned and operated for 21 years, featuring quality food, reasonable prices in a casual, sports pub atmosphere. They proudly serve the freshest, quality products available. Their Burger is always cooked fresh to order, never frozen, featuring 8oz lean ground beef on a toasted kaiser roll lavishly served with french fries and homemade pasta salad starting at $7.99 with a wide variety of specialty burgers. 3303 Sheridan St. Hollywood, FL 33021 (954) 981-9702

Best Thai Food in Hollywood SIAM RICE THAI &TAPAS

Best Casual Dining

Their Thai food is unsurpassed! Consistently fresh and delicious! The decor is lovely. I've been hooked on this place since they opened.”

RUDY’S PUB & RESTAURANT Rudy’s has created a cool little place for golfers, neighbors and out of town guests! Everyone can enjoy fine dining at reasonable prices, with friendly staff, in a warm and casual atmosphere. Serving American and Italian inspired dishes prepared from only the finest ingredients. Open daily for lunch, dinner and breakfast on the weekends, Rudy’s is sure to have something for everyone! 1650 Johnson Street Hollywood, FL 33020 (At Hollywood Beach Golf Resort) (954) 927-6040 ext. 2

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Best Bakery in Hollywood DANISH PASTRY COMPANY Danish Pastry Co. brands the original Danish tradition of Danish pastry to the U.S.A. Pastries are made from the original Danish recipes and all the pastry dough are made in Denmark. 2031 Tyler St. Hollywood, FL 33020 (954) 362-4366

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Best of the Beach WINNERS!

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Best Latin American Restaurant Best Restaurant on Hollywood Beach MAMACITA’S MEXICAN BAR & GRILL Beautiful ocean view with Beautiful servers taking your order. Delicious Mexican food and home of the Whole Snapper Fish. Live Latin music on the weekends to dance a few feet from the sand while you sip on your amazing margarita. We also have flat screens to watch the games. 591 N Broadwalk Hollywood, FL 33019 (954) 921-7988

LATITUDES RESTAURANT AT HOLLYWOOD BEACH MARRIOTT Dine, Drink, and escape on Hollywood’s Broadwalk at our indoor and outdoor restaurant and bar. Live entertainment on weekends, and great people-watching on the Broadwalk. 2501 N Ocean Dr. Hollywood, FL 33019 (954) 874-3866

Best Farmer’s Market in Hollywood JOSH'S ORGANIC FARMERS MARKET AND JUICE BAR Josh's market features fresh organic fruits and vegetable, delicious juices and salads. “Josh is the best in service and community outreach,” said Hollywood reader Susanne Reiter-Halpern. “It’s a great meeting spot for health-conscious people to meet on the boardwalk.” Another local customer Harmony Calhoun raves, “The owner Josh is so sweet. Everything is ORGANIC and fresh. Lettuce EDITOR’S is cut the day before, not like in stores where it sits there a Pick week. The market is fantastic and Josh is a happy, sweet 2013 person. Harrison Street and S. Boardwalk (behind the Ramada Hotel) Hollywood, FL 33019 (954) 456-3276

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Debra and Terry Case deserve special kudos and an appreciative recognition from the entire city for their extraordinary efforts not only in support of their own fine establishment, but for their unending love of our beach and city. The food is scrumptious. The service is always professional and the atmosphere divine” -Hollywood Beach advocate Kathy diBona 900 North Broadwalk (at Indiana Street & the ocean) Hollywood, FL 33019 (954) 921-6171

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Accommodations WINNERS!

Best Hotel, General Excellence in Hollywood (under 100 beds) VILLA-SINCLAIR BEACH SUITES & SPA

Best AAA-Rated Hotel in Hollywood QUALITY INN & SUITES HOLLYWOOD Centrally located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, the beautiful Quality Inn & Suites® Hollywood Boulevard hotel is less than five miles from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Port Everglades cruise port and the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center.Full service accommodations include: Complimentary breakfast, Free high-speed Internet access, Free 24-hour coffee and tea, Free local calls, Free parking, Shuttle transportation to and from Fort Lauderdale and Miami airports and ports. Heated pool. Pet Friendly. We take pride in making the time to take care of all the details that make your Florida stay a pleasant one. When you stay at the Quality Inn & Suites Hollywood Boulevard, you will experience the meaning of a true tropical paradise with worldclass hospitality when visiting the Hollywood area. 4900 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, FL 33021 (954) 981-1800

Steps from the Beach and the Hollywood Broardwalk, Villa-Sinclair is a premiere 3 Diamonds AAA Hollywood Beach Hotel & Villa with an A Rating by BBB- 3.5 Emeralds SSHVW- SEH Certified featuring Luxury Beach Studios. 100 feet from the beach, the property is surrounded by 6,000 square feet of Private Tropical Lounge, IPad Café, Hot Tub, Sauna, Showers, Hammocks, 5 Beach Side Cabanas, Sundeck, Fire Places, BBQs-Bikes, Business Center. The atmosphere is perfect for an Intimate Couples Retreat, Romantic Wedding, Family Reunion, or Birthday. At Villa Sinclair, you will feel like you’re at home. 317 Polk St. Hollywood, FL 33019 (954) 450-0000

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WESTIN DIPLOMAT RESORT & SPA The 998-room, beachfront property is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. Easily accessible by Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood or Miami International Airports as well as two international ports-of-call. Challenge yourself on the 18-hole championship golf course or tempt your palate at Hollywood Prime, The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa AAA Four-Diamond Rated Steakhouse. 3555 S. Ocean Dr. Hollywood, FL 33019 (954) 602-6000 6

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WINNERS!

Business

Best New Business in Hollywood PARADOX DESIGN STUDIO Paradox is a design, branding and web studio that works with non-profits and businesses who are trying to make a difference in the world. As soon as we opened our doors we have looked at ways to partner with the city of Hollywood by joining the artwalk committee and city events. 1909 Harrison St. #112 Hollywood, Florida 33020 (954) 228-0804 HONORABLE MENTION:

LETT’S SHOP AGAIN Lett’s Shop Again is in upscale resale store. Their inventory changes weekly and consists of new, used, vintage and repurposed merchandise. 1907 N. 66 Ave. Hollywood, Florida 33024 (754) 217-3358

Best Customer Service EMERALD HILLS PHARMACY Independent full line Pharmacy offering compounded and traditional medicine, as well as vitamin and herbal supplements. 3000 Stirling Rd, Hollywood, FL 33021 (954) 983-3336

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Best Realtor MAGER - MCQUEEN GROUP

SURE SPORTS LENDING Sure Sports Lending specializes in unsecured lowinterest loans to Professional Athletes based on their signed player contracts. Sure Sports Lending customizes these loans to meet the needs of each individualized Borrower and their specific needs. Sure Sports Lending even has Pre-draft and free agent lending solutions. 1926 Hollywood Blvd. #308 Hollywood, FL 33020 (954) 620-7038

Best Health & Medical Services WHITE ORCHID PHARMACY White Orchid Pharmacy in Downtown Hollywood draws its clients with an integrative approach to healthcare. While the prescription medications are filled without a line or long wait by the friendly pharmacist, customers discover a wealth of natural resources to support their health. 2328B Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, FL 33020 (954) 404-7533

The Mager-McQueen Group is the real estate firm you can count on to lead you to the closing table. As top producing real estate professionals in the Hollywood community, we have a proven track record of building long term relationships. 1844 Radius Dr. Hollywood, FL 33020 (954) 929-9200

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HOLLYWOOD CENTER FOR COSMETIC DENTISTRY Dr. Bitchatchi’s priority is to deliver quality Cosmetic Dental care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting. 4000 Sheridan Street Suite D Hollywood, FL 33021 (954) 963-4010

Best Entertainment Services EVENTERTAINMENT Eventertainment.biz is a full service entertainment company based in Hollywood. Eventertainer Avi Frier is a comedy magician, DJ, and emcee performing worldwide since 1985. Take your party to the next level with “funexpected” on-location activities including laser tag, mini golf, photo booths, TV-style game shows, and more! 3389 Sheridan St #536 Hollywood, FL 33021 (954) 483-3654

Best Legal Services LAW OFFICES OF KHANI & AUERBACH Khani & Auerbach is a law firm located in Hollywood serving clients throughout the State of Florida. The areas of practice include real estate transactions, title processing, estate planning, probate and general transactional matters. The attorneys take pride in providing their clients with quality representation and personalized service in a professional and cost-efficient manner. 2338 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, FL 33020 (954) 921-1517

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Health & Beauty WINNERS!

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Best Waxing in Hollywood

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BEAUTY OF WAX Beauty of Wax specializes in full European body waxing for men and women. They use the finest European wax with essential oils for all skin types. 2029A Tyler St. Hollywood, FL 33020 (954) 922-2252

Best Fitness Trainer in Hollywood Hollywood COACH VICTOR SANCHEZ FIT 2 BOX

FIT2BOX HOLLYWOOD is the Home of CIRCUITBOX33™, a ground breaking circuit training program, developed by our Head Trainer and Owner, Victor Sanchez. CIRCUITBOX33™ sessions incorporate real boxing drills with cardio, strength training and core conditioning exercises for a full body workout that guarantees results. Coach Victor has been involved in the fitness and boxing fields for over 20 years. He enjoys helping people achieve their health and fitness goals and believes that dedication and consistency are the keys to success. His clients love him because he is knowledgeable, personable, and always keeps it real. FIT2BOX HOLLYWOOD also offers Personal Training & Boxing Fitness Classes, and all fitness levels are welcome. 5814 Stirling Road; Hollywood, FL 33021 (954) 981-3180

Best Hair Color Service Best Haircut Best Spa/Salon TRUU SALON AVEDA Truu is an Aveda concept salon located in Downtown Hollywood. Their award winning salon specializes in Aveda’s signature haircuts, hair color and conditioning treatments. They carry the entire line of Aveda haircare, skincare, bodycare makeup and aromas. 1930 Harrison St. Hollywood, FL 33020 (954) 639-7798

Best Massage in Hollywood

Best Optometrist in Hollywood DR. KAY- HOLLYWOOD EYES Dr. Kay has more than 32 years of experience as an optometric physician in south florida. He served as chief of optometry in a busy multi-doctor surgical practice where he specialized in advanced vision and medical eye care before starting his own practice, Hollywood Eyes. Dr. Barry Kay recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of Hollywood Eyes. 2011 Harrison St. Hollywood, FL 33020 (954) 923-5367

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JOTHIVITA AYURVEDIC SPA & WELLBEING CENTER Services are based upon the traditional Indian practice and are customized to each client looking to promote balance, health and wellbeing. 500 N. Federal Highway; Hollywood, FL 33020 (954) 237-3500

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CUENCA CIGARS

Best Hollywood Bar Best Happy Hour in Hollywood

Cuenca Cigars is a bar, a patio, a cappuccino bar situated adjacent to a “Members Only” Lounge. Enthusiasts gather for a great coffee, beer and wine at outside tables and signature cigars in lounge. Owners greets guests with a cigar in one hand and a fun attitude, providing cigars bars aren’t just a boy’s Club anymore. Their active Facebook pages pitches promotions, drawings and comedy nights. It is truly an inviting aura that is unpretentious and sophisticated. 1928 Harrison St, Hollywood, FL 33020 (866) 417-9454

Best Irish Pub

SHENANIGANS SPORTS PUB Shenanigans Sports Pub, the Best Sports Bar in Hollywood! The staff of this establishment creates the most ideal atmosphere for a Sports fan, as well as a fun crowd the entire week long. Whether you are looking to watch a football game, UFC Fight or party with a Live Band Every Friday & Saturday night, Shenanigans Sports Pub is the SPORTS BAR that has it ALL in Hollywood! 3303 Sheridan St. Hollywood, FL 33021 (954) 981-9702

MICKEY BYRNES 1921 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, FL 33020 (954) 921-2317

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Best Place for Live Entertainment NICKS BAR & GRILL

N ick’s is a wonderful, down-to-earth local bar, featuring live reggae entertainment, that gets me dancing until 4 am! Besides potent drinks and good music, they also server their world famous jumbo shrimp.” -Hollywood resident Susanne Reiter-Halpern

1214 N. Broadwalk Hollywood, FL 33019 (954) 920-2800

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GG’S WATERFRONT BAR AND GRILL

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GG’s Waterfront has been completely remodeled and they have a new menu featuring seafood, stone crabs and steaks. It’s a great gathering spot for Happy Hour... there’s one every day from 4-7pm. And they have an amazing Raw Bar too with fresh oysters, clams and lobster from all parts of the country. Enjoy the view as beautiful boats and yachts glide by on the Intracoastal. 606 N. Ocean Drive Hollywood, Florida 33019 (954) 929-7030

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City Life

WINNERS! Best Non-Profit Serving Hollywood ART AND CULTURE CENTER OF HOLLYWOOD

Best Art Gallery in Hollywood

The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is one of only eight Major Cultural Institutions in Broward County out of 575 cultural entities as designated by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. The third oldest cultural institution in Broward County, the Center touches 50,000 lives annually through its contemporary gallery exhibitions, live stage performances, and high-quality education programs for adults and children. 1650 Harrison St Hollywood, FL 33020 (954) 921-3274

Best Creative Instruction in Hollywood HARRIS ART STUDIO PHOTO BY COURTNEY ORTIZ

GALLERY 2014 Gallery 2014 is an exciting space where the community can join in to celebrate, enjoy, learn and acquire the work of local, new and emerging artists from around the world. Gallery 2014 is a non-profit charitable enterprise where surplus funds go to support the arts and arts education in south Florida. 2014 Harrison Street Hollywood, FL 33020 (954) 505-3291

Best School in Hollywood

Harris Art studio offers quality art instructions in drawing, painting, paper sculpture, photography and more to children and adults. Class sizes are kept small allowing students to discover and develop their artistic skills. Harris Art Studio holds monthly adult art pARTies and art themed birthday parties for all ages. You will find personalized gifts and artwork for sale by Kyle Harris, Artist and owner. Located inside the Hollywood Plaza Mall, the mission of Harris Art Studio is to provide a fun, safe, comfortable environment where people with an interest, a passion, an appreciation or just a curiosity for art can explore creativity and express creatively. 3251 Hollywood Blvd, Suite 424 Hollywood, FL 33021 (781) 308-1379

CHAMINADE-MADONNA COLLEGE PREPARATORY Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory is a leader in Catholic education dedicated to preparing young men and women for higher learning. Through an integrated educational program of outstanding spirituality, academics, school activities, and physical development, C-M will lead its students to make consistent use of their God given talents to work Toward a Better World. 500 E Chaminade Dr Hollywood, FL 33021 (954) 989-5150 10

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MUZART Muzart opens the door to a world of music, art and physical education for the entire family. 1946 Harrison Street Hollywood, FL 33020 (954) 505-4663

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DOWNTOWN NEWS

Cinema Paradiso - Hollywood now open Downtown

By Caron Conway

Film fans have an exciting new option in Downtown Hollywood with the opening of Cinema Paradiso Hollywood, an art house theater at 2008 Hollywood Boulevard, on Oct. 19 for the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival that runs through Nov. 11. Cinema Paradiso - Hollywood will provide quality film programming and cultural events on a year-round basis in the heart of the historic downtown district, home to an eclectic mix of restaurants and cafés, art galleries, unique boutiques, specialty shops and live music venues in a pedestrian-friendly village environment. Cinema Paradiso - Hollywood is only Broward County’s second art house cinema. The original Fort Lauderdale-based Cinema Paradiso at 503 SE Sixth St. was founded in 1998, and the Broward County Film Society, also known as the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF), had been considering expanding the non-profit venue’s operations for several years. Supporters of the new theater say it is an ideal addition to the downtown arts, music and entertainment district, which is reviving the dinner-and-a-movie concept after a 17-year absence of a cinema. The 3,000-square-foot, 82-seat digital cinema includes a bar that by the end of the year will serve beer, wine and cocktails, and a concession stand featuring typical movie theater fare that will not compete with downtown eateries. FLIFF president and CEO Gregory von Hausch said he is amazed at the support from the Gregory von Hausch community, city officials and staff, and the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), which will assist the OPENING NIGHT: Actress, television director and cinema through the annual purchase of 3,000 movie television producer Lia Thompson flanked by Alan and tickets – a cost of $30,000 a year – to be distributed to Sharon Koslow beach visitors for promotional purposes. The downtown location was chosen for “the documentaries and retro movies, as well as special events proximity of all the pedestrians, all of the restaurants and via satellite. Screenings of three to four different films the shops,” von Hausch said. “It’s a good environment per day will be offered from late morning to well into the for us to be part of, another element of what’s going on night. Von Hausch said musical performances and latethere with the arts and entertainment.” night comedy nights are also being considered. Cinema Paradiso - Hollywood will offer screenings “It’ll show things that you won’t see elsewhere, for of art, foreign and American independent films, HONESTY • INTEGRITY • ETHICAL • PROFESSIONAL

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the most part,” he said. “Right now the sky’s the limit.” Cinema Paradiso - Hollywood opened its doors Oct. 19 with offerings from the 28th annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. Multiple daily screenings through Nov. 11 include features, documentaries and shorts from around the globe. “We promised the community it would get funded and done in time for our great Film Festival and guess what Hollywood? We did it!,” said a grateful Alan Koslow, FLIFF Chairman, after successfully spearheading the fundraising efforts. “I thank our loyal supporters, backers and community partners all for making it possible. It’s going to be a really terrific community and cultural gem of an asset for many, many years to come!” After the film festival closes, “We’ll go into our regular Cinema Paradiso programming,” von Hausch said. “It’ll be business as usual – but with our business, it’s always very unusual.” For more information on Cinema Paradiso Hollywood, call 954-525-3456 (FILM) or visit www.fliff. com. A complete schedule of Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival screenings is available at www.fliff.com/Fort-Lauderdale-Film-Festival-2013.

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The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is offering a Radical Rhythms after-school program for students in grades 3-8.

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6-7:30 p.m., Stirling Road Library, 3151 Stirling Road

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1:30-3:30 p.m. Art and Culture Center Arts School, 1626 Harrison St.

Students will focus on color theory PROFILES IN JAZZ SERIES and composition through the use of 6-7:30 p.m., Stirling RoadBeginner, Library, watercolor or acrylic paints. 3151 Stirling Road intermediate and advanced artists are The MusicPainting Club ofmaterials Hollywood welcome. provided. (MCOH) presents its free weekly Classes occur on Tuesdays throughjazz series. singer, guiDec. 17Featuring (no class Brazilian on Nov. 26). Cost tarist and songwriter Dori Caymmi. is $180 for members and $195 for Information: www.musicclub non-members. ofhollywoodflorida.org Information: 954-921-3274

The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is offering a Radical Rhythms after-school program for students in grades 3-8.

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u Radical Rhythms is a sixsession program for grades 3-8 to participate in rhythmic games, creative rhythmic and movement play, and a weekly drum “jam.” Classes are from 4-6 p.m. Nov. 5, Nov. 12, Nov. 19, Dec. 3, and Dec. 10 at Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, 1770 Monroe St. Cost is $150 for members and $165 for non-members.

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Students will focus on and colorpaint theory Bring a bottle of wine and composition through the useorof the night away with watercolors watercolor or Classes acrylic paints. Beginner, acrylic paints. run every intermediate and advanced artists are Tuesday in November and through welcome. Painting materials provided. Dec. 17 (no class on Nov. 26). Cost occur on Tuesdays through isClasses $180 for members and $195 for Dec. 17 (no class on Nov.materials 26). Cost nonmembers; all painting is $180 for members and $195 for are provided. non-members. Information: 954-921-3274 Information: 954-921-3274

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the night away withwhich watercolors Enjoy this free show, is part or of acrylic paints. ClassesWest run every the monthly Hollywood Concert Tuesday November and through Series. Thisinmonth’s entertainment Dec. 17music (no class 26). features from on the Nov. 1950s andCost is $180 for members and $195 for beyond. nonmembers; 954-921-3404 all painting materials Information: are provided. MICHAEL BOLTON & Information: 954-921-3274 ANN-MARGRET AT FLIFF CHAIRMAN’S MAYOR’S VETERANS DAY AWARDS GALA BARBECUE 6:30 p.m., Diplomat HOLLYWOOD WEST Noon-4 p.m.,Westin Pavilion No. 12, Resort & Spa CONCERT SERIES

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Celbrate opening of Cinema 7:30-9 the p.m., Boulevard Heights ParadisoHollywood at aGarfield red carpet Amphitheater, 6770 St. evening withfree renowned actress Enjoy this show, which is Annpart of Margret, a private performance by the monthly Hollywood West Concert Series. This month’s entertainment grammy award winning artist Michael features fromofthe 1950sstars. and Bolton andmusic an array glittering beyond. Tickets $250 each or $200 FLIFF members

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Information: 954-987-0625 or www.cecwashpark.org T.Y. Park, 3300 North Park Road

This annual event honors veterans who served in the armed forces. The barbecue is free for veterans, active service members and their families. Participation is limited to 500 guests,

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19 COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON AT WASHINGTON PARK COMMUNITY CENTER

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Washington Park Community Center, 5199 Pembroke Road The Washington Park Homeowners Association and Community Enhancement Collaboration hosts their 14th annual free community Thanksgiving Luncheon. Enjoy music, dancing, karaoke, a kiddie corner, giveaways and more.

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MAYOR’S VETERANS DAY BARBECUE

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T.Y. Park, 3300 North Park Road

This annual event honors veterans who served in the armed forces. The barbecue is free for veterans, active service members and their families. Participation is limited to 500 guests,

so reservations are requested but not required. There will be live music by Florida National Guard Band, Dogface Soldier, and a banner plane flyover. Information: 954-921-3404

Stories Oh My! encourages ARTS–PROGRAMS students in grades 4-8 to create u Radical Rhythms is are a sixthrilling tales. Classes 4-6 session p.m. Nov.program 6, Nov.for 13,grades Nov. 3-8Dec. to participate in rhythmic 20, 4, Dec. 11, and Dec. games, rhythmic andof 18 at Artcreative and Culture Center movement play, and a weekly Hollywood’s Art School, 1626 drum “jam.” Classes are from Harrison St. Cost is $150 for 4-6 p.m.and Nov.$165 5, Nov. 12, members for nonNov. 19, Dec. 3, and Dec. 10 members. at Hollywood Central Performuing Private is offered Arts instruction Center, 1770 Monroe inSt.acting/public Cost is $150speaking, for members creative writing, guitar, percusand $165 for non-members. sion, piano, recorder/flute, u Playwriting,violin, Screenplays, and songwriting, visual arts, Stories – Oh My! encourages and voice. students in grades 4-8 to create Information: 954-921-3274 thrilling tales. Classes are 4-6 p.m. Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Nov. 20, Dec. 4, Dec. 11, and Dec. 18 at Art and Culture Center of Hollywood’s Art School, 1626 Harrison St. Cost is $150 for members and $165 for nonmembers.

u Private instruction is offered in acting/public speaking, creative writing, guitar, percussion, piano, recorder/flute, songwriting, violin, visual arts, and voice. Information: 954-921-3274

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MICHAEL BOLTON AND ANN-MARGRET AT FLIFF CHAIRMAN’S AWARDS GALA ARTISTS RECEPTION 6-10 6:30 p.m., Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa p.m., The Art and Culture Center

of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison A red carpet to markevening with St. Join this reception actress the openingrenowned of works by Fran- Ann-Margret, a cie Bishop Good, Charles private performance by grammy award winning Melissa artistLaBelle, Michael BoltonFredendall, and an array of glittering Sarah stars: theseMichelle are just Rupert, a few and Samantha Brooks. video reasons to attend the A Inaugural a digital animation by Fortof Lauderdale International Francie Bishop Good will Film Festival (FLIFF) Chairman’s be projected outdoors. Awards Gala to be held This reception is free Saturday, Novemberfor 9,members 2013 at and $10 for non-members. Donathe Westin Diplomat Resort & tion bar and light refreshments from Spa in Hollywood, Florida (3555 Freda’s Awesome Food will be served. South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, Information: 954-921-3274 Florida 33019.) Tickets are $250 per person Bishop Good for (above); Sarah Michelle Rupert andFrancie $200 per person (right) members of FLIFF. For info. or to purchase tickets, call 954-9854169 or 954-520-3191.

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PROFILES IN JAZZ SERIES 6-7:30 p.m., Stirling Road Library, 3151 Stirling Road

This free weekly jazz series features jazz vocal group Singers Unlimited. Information: www.musicclub ofhollywoodflorida.org

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LILY’S LIGHT: KITES FOR A CURE

uMOVIES & MUSIC ARTSPARK LIVE! 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, ArtsPark amphitheater, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1

FREE FRIDAY MOVIE NIGHTS

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1: Franken Weenie (PG) 8: March of the Penguins (G) 15: Fred Claus (PG) 22: Home Alone (PG)

7:30-9 p.m., Boulevard Heights AT W Amphitheater, 6770 GarfieldNov.St. 2: Latin Funk Dance Party with Electric Piquete and Palo 11 a.m Enjoy this free show, which is part of rock Nov. 9: Shindig, Nov. 16: Eric Austin, blues Nov. 23: Miami Sax Quartet andbroke the monthly Hollywood West Concert UM School of Music Stamps Quintet Nov. 30: Soundglass, alternative Enhan Series. This month’s entertainment 954-921-3500 Lunche 22 features music from 1950s and HOLLYWOOD BEACH THEATRE THE MIAMIthe SAXOPHONE SATURDAYS

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1-4 p.m., Beachside at North Beach Park

This family-friendly event lets people decorate and fly kites to benefit lung cancer research and to raise awareness of the disease. Information: 212-627-5500

DOWNTOWN ARTWALK 7-10 p.m., Harrison Street area

The tour starts at 20th Avenue and Hollywood Blvd. at Anniversary Park. Information: 954-921-3500

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HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

7-9 p.m., ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1

3-5 p.m., Anne Kolb Nature Center, 751 Sheridan St.

Robert Grabowski is a professor of jazz at FIU, a bassist and Music Club of Hollywood Jazz profile lecturer. Parking for the event is free, and donations to the Anne Kolb Nature Center are appreciated. Information: 954-357-5161

8-11 p.m., ArtsPark at Young Circle

Information: 954-921-3404 Enjoy holiday music, a tree-lighting ceremony and a special appearance by Santa Claus. Information: 954-921-3500

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SIXTH ANNUAL HOT HOLLYWOOD GLAM 7-10 p.m., Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St.

JAZZ CONCERT WITH ROBERT GRABOWSKI TRIO

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Jazz masters Gary Keller, Gary Lindsay, Ed Calle and Mike Brignola create a contemporary sound and explore the realms of jazz, pop, Latin, R&B and chamber music. The group performs originals and their own arrangements of songs. The University of Miami Frost School of Music’s Stamps Quintet opens the show. Information: 954-921-3500

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Nov. 4: Bobby Kent & The Rhythm Chicks, dance Nov. 11: Easy Livin’, dance Nov. 18: Harvey Nevins, dance Nov. 25: Oscar K., klezmer dance Dec. 4: Bobby Kent & The Rhythm Chicks, dance

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MAYOR’S VETERANS DAY 30 BARBECUE Come aboard Glam Air Flight 1975, where the center transform into a 1975 “airport lounge” – from the same year the Art and Culture Center began. The event includes music, dancing, food, drinks and a dessert bar as well as performance art, a silent auction and more. Tickets are $115 per person. Information: 954-921-3274

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7:30 a.m., Hollywood BeachCharnow Park, 300 Garfield St.

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Nov. 5: KGB Band, classic rock Nov. 12: Wayne L., family fun Nov. 19: Party Express, disco dance party Nov. 26: John Ricci, popular standards

event raises funds to benefit Noon-4 p.m.,This Pavilion No. 12, various nonprofit organizations, including the Special Olympics. Registration begins at 6 a.m., with the race starting at 7:30. Information: 954-455-6060

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

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Nov. 6: Making Faces, modern rock Nov. 13: Let it Be, Beatles tribute Nov. 20: Shadow Creek, country Nov. 27: Viva, rock’n’roll oldies FRIDAYS

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Nov. 7: Sammy Hagar and the Wabos, 8 p.m. Nov. 8: Brian McKnight, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9: Cyndi Lauper with Hunter Valentine, 8 p.m. Nov. 12: Knockout Night Boxing, 7 p.m. Nov. 16: Craig Ferguson, 8 p.m. Nov. 17: Stars & Guitars, featuring Sheryl Crow, Darius Rucker, Love & Theft and Craig Campbell, 7 p.m.

Nov. 8: 8, 10:30 p.m. Nov. 9: 7, 9:45 p.m. Nov. 10: 8 p.m. Maz Jobrani

Nov. 15: 8, 10:30 p.m. Nov. 16: 7, 9:45 p.m. Nov. 17: 8 p.m. Sheryl Underwood

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u u Nov. 22: Gladys Knight, 8 p.m. Nov. 30: Bonnie Raitt, 8 p.m. Information: 954-797-5531

Nov. 1: Jack Flash Band, rock cover band Nov. 8: Replay, dance music Nov. 15: Dillard High School Jazz Band Nov. 22: Gold Dust Lounge, acid surf music Nov. 29: Code Red, reggae SATURDAYS

Nov. 2: Big City Dogs, rock and blues Nov. 9: Tommy Nehls, variety show Nov. 16: Soul Kiss, funky soul Nov. 23: Driving Force, R&B Information: 954-921-3404

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FOR GOODNESS SAKE

2014 Party with a Purpose event proceeds to benefit one Hollywood family each month PHOTOS BY MELISSA DONALDSON

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Party with a Purpose (PWP) is a monthly networker/fundraiser sponsored by the Hollywood Gazette and hosted at the Hard Rock’s Seminole Paradise. Each month, people network and support a different non-profit in the community. October’s Party at with a Purpose at The Swamp Bar, benefitted the Friends of the Broward Homeless. The next PWP is on Thursday, Nov. 21st at

the Swamp Bar with net proceeds to benefit the Gilda’s Club South Florida. Tickets are $10 at the door. The public is encouraged to attend. Next year’s PWP’s will benefit individual famielies in Hollywood who demonstrate the need for temporary financial assitance. For more information, photos from past events or to RSVP, visit www.facebook.com/ pwphollywood.

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Michael Bolton to perform at Westin Diplomat for FLIFF Chairman’s Awards Gala Nov. 9 A red carpet evening with renowned actress Ann-Margret, a private performance by Grammy Award winning artist Michael Bolton and an array of glittering stars: these are just a few reasons to attend the Inaugural Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) Chairman’s Awards Gala to be held Saturday, November 9, 2013 at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida (3555 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, Florida 33019.)

The event will honor influential supporters of the organization and film industry, including Ann Margret who will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award, Miles Forman and Austin Forman of the Forman Family Foundation and Linda Carter of the Community Foundation of Broward and The Mary N. Porter Legacy Fund. The gala is a celebration of the 28th edition of the festival, which runs October 18th through November

11th, 2013. The opening weekend launched in conjunction with the debut of FLIFF’s new year-round Art-house, located at 2008 Hollywood Boulevard in Downtown Hollywood. “Hollywood is becoming the City of the Arts with the ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Art and Culture Center, Hollywood Performing Arts Center and the latest expansion of Cinema Paradiso to Downtown Hollywood,” said attorney Alan Koslow, FLIFF Chairman. “There is a noticeable increase of tourists from Hollywood Beach and beyond visiting Downtown Hollywood to stroll, dine and enjoy a film at the new Art-House Cinema,” said Koslow. Organizers selected The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood to host this gala due to its reputation of providing exceptional service and inspired settings. “We are honored to host this wonderful occasion in support of the arts in our community,” said General Manager Ed Walls. The black-tie affair includes a reception with hors d’ oeuvres, complimentary bar, dinner, silent auction and live entertainment provided by Michael Bolton and his seven piece band. Tickets are priced at $250 per person and $200 per person for members of FLIFF. For information or to purchase tickets, call (954) 525-FILM or visit www.FLIFF. com.

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Shareen Greenbaum, MD now at 2 new locations to better serve your vision needs Renowned Ophthalmologist Shareen M Greenbaum, M.D. of the Hollywood Eye Institute is open for business. The Hollywood Eye Institute is a Stateof- the-Art facility equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment, offering Restorative and Cosmetic Services to all ages from routine Eye Exams and Contact Lens Fittings to Corrective and Advanced Vision and Cosmetic Surgeries. To better serve your vision needs Dr Greenbaum is available both West and East in these locations: • 11011 Sheridan St #215, Cooper City 33026 • 209 E Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale Beach, FL, 33009 Dr Greenbaum is Board Certified and highly trained in treating diseases and disorders of the Eyes & Eyelids including: Premium and upgraded Lens Implants for the best possible vision after Advanced Cataract Microsurgery and Laser for nearsighted, farsighted and Astigmatism; As well as Vision Correction Surgery and Laser Surgery including LASIK and PRK. Her Aesthetic eye is well suited to performing complex surgical procedures such as upper and lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Surgery, Cosmetic enhancements including Botox and Facial Fillers for Rejuvenation, Permanent

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patients the convenience of accessing their medical records utilizing all HIPAA privacy compliances digitally online through their website:www.hollywoodeyeinstitute.com Patients are welcome to schedule their own appointment through the website as well. Brenda, an associate at Hollywood Eye Institute says “We are getting great feedback from our patients. They love Dr. Greenbaum and appreciate the time she takes with them during the examination. Patients appreciate that Dr. Greenbaum takes the time to send a letter or call their primary physician so everyone is kept in the loop regarding the treatment plan.”

When asked what Dr. Greenbaum loves most about her job she replied “I enjoy meeting new people every day and helping them to achieve their best visual potential. I enjoy all aspects of ophthalmology, from the initial eye exam to complex surgery.” 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 and high cholesterol 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. Walk-ins and emergency appointments are always welcomed. La doctora habla espanol con fluidez. Dr Greenbaum’s locations are: 11011 Sheridan St #215, in Cooper City 33026 and 209 E Hallandale Beach Blvd, in Hallandale Beach, FL, 33009. These offices are conveniently positioned and easily accessible by the major traffic arteries I-595, I-75, I-95, Dixie and US 1. For more information, please call: 954447-0606. And be sure to visit us online at:www.hollywoodeyeinstitute.com.

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Community Leaders to Host Thanksgiving Meal For Those In Need The Washington Park Homeowners Association and Community Enhancement Collaboration will be hosting their 15th annual free community Thanksgiving Luncheon on November 19 at the Washington Park Community Center, 5199 Pembroke Road, Hollywood, 11AM – 1 PM. The Annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon brings together the Police/Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Departments, businesses owners, community leaders, and local/state officials, all volunteering their services to feed others. The last four years, Johnson & Wales University’s students have crafted together the center pieces that will adorn the many dining room tables. They will also take over the kitchen and serve the food this year. The free Thanksgiving Luncheon welcomes all community members including the homeless, the shut-in and childcare children. Activities will consist of vendors, live music, dancing, Karaoke, a kiddy corner area, health agencies, giveaways The Joseph Meyerhoff Seniors, always happy to sing a song or two for guest. A delicious dinner will be served up of turkey and ham, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, green beans, collard greens, corn, macaroni & cheese, dinner roll, southern cornbread, and block captain drinks, along with dessert, including cakes, apple, pumpkin and sweet potato pies. Food is prepared to feed 1500 people. “It’s all about community. Thanksgiving is a special time to be grateful and enjoy a great community family meal together. Serving everyone that walks

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through the door and helping others less fortunate feel at home”, said Nadine McCrea, founder of Community Enhancement Collaboration. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available. all financial contributions are very important and deeply appreciated. In addition to the Thanksgiving Luncheon, Community Enhancement Collaboration operates a food pantry, feeding about 200 families per week and has been collecting turkeys, ham and chicken to provide to meal goers. It has been a long time goal of the group to not only supply a meal, but also give their clients a care package. Anyone wishing to join-in, contribute in-kind, food, turkeys or gently used winter coats or clothing can bring them to the Washington Park Service Center, 5648 Wiley Street, Hollywood, M-F, 9 AM – 5 PM or for drop off or pick up. Community Enhancement Collaboration is a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit committed to providing not only meals, but encouragement, support, and above all hope to citizens of Hollywood and surrounding communities struggling through these tough economic times. For more information, call 954.987.0625.

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Ranked #8 on WPLG Local 10’s Top 10 Places to take the Kids list! Family fun featuring, face painter, bounce houses, interactive games & more!

Artspark Movie Night 8pm FREE Every Friday

See a FREE family friendly flick each week. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair. Movies start at 8pm at the Amphitheater. 11/01 - Frankenweenie (PG), 11/8 - March of the Penguins (G), 11/15 - Fred Claus (PG), 11/22 - Home Alone (PG), 11/29 - No Movie - Happy Thanksgiving

Free Live Entertainment on the New Amphitheater Stage! See some of South Florida’s best bands Every Saturday 8p - 9:30p unless noted. Admission: FREE 11/2 Latin Funk Dance Party with ELECTRIC PIQUETE and PALO 11/9 Shindig (Rock) 11/16 Eric Austin (Blues) 11/23 Miami Sax Quartet and UM School of Music Stamps Quintet (Jazz) 11/30 Soundglass (Alternative) FOR MORE INFO. CALL 954.921.3500 or www.hollywoodfl.org

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ArtsPark Fun Shop 4 – 5:30pm FREE Every Saturday A different interactive children’s art activity each week in the Artist Studio

Latin Funk Dance Party with Electric Piquette and Palo 8 - 11pm

Groovy showcase of two of Miami’s Latin funk favorites and Miami New Times’ Best Band of 2012. Put on your dancing shoes and check out this free, all-ages show.

Veteran’s Day Concert featuring the 13th Florida Army National Guard Band 7 - 9pm Special Veteran’s Day concert. As the official military band of Florida, unit members have performed for many of the officia State functions, such as the Governor’s Inauguration, official visits of United States dignitaries including the President of the United States.

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Bring a drum or other percussion instrument to this guided drum circle. More info at 954-926-0204

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony 7 - 9pm

Holiday music, tree lighting ceremony, possible snow, and a special appearance by Santa Claus.

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wood y l l o H t ual Ho 1975 n n A 6th Flight

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Saturday, November 23, 2013, 7 – 10 pm Our contemporary art galleries will be transformed into an “airport lounge” in 1975 – the same year the Art and Culture Center began! Enjoy … § A fashion show featuring balloon couture: latex wearable art by Carmen Ballering. § Delectable, creative foods § Full bar, including champagne § Scrumptious dessert bar § Music § Body and Soul Dance Theatre dancers § Fabulous silent auction featuring hotel stays, restaurant certificates, and more

Francie Bishop Good: Not on Allen Street November 8, 2013 – January 12, 2014 Artists Reception: Thursday, November 7, 6 – 10 pm

The Center’s main gallery presents a survey of recent photographs by Francie Bishop Good.  The artist was born in Bethlehem, PA, and currently lives and works between New York City and South Florida. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US, Europe and Latin America. It has been featured in publications including Art in America, ART News, and the Miami Herald, and is included in many public and private collections in the United States and abroad.

This year’s honorees are Mark Kukulski, Area Managing Director at Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and Ed Walls, General Manager at Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa. _____________________________________________________________ Tickets are $115 per person. If you purchase your ticket before Nov. 8, you will be entered in a random drawing to win a 2-night, 3-day Grand Deluxe hotel stay at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood. Visit ArtAndCultureCenter.org/hot-hollywood-glam or call 954. 921. 3274 to purchase tickets or for information on becoming a sponsor. _____________________________________________________________ First Class Sponsors § Florida Power & Light Company § Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa § Becker & Poliakoff/Alan Koslow Business Class Sponsors § Ken Brown and Elizabeth Sanjuan § Hon. Sandra Coleman and Paul Hancock § Equity Insurance Underwriters § Greenspoon Marder/ Hon. Joseph S. Geller § Hollywood Beach Golf Resort/ Home of the McCumber Golf Academy

Event Sponsors § Body and Soul Dance Theatre § Conceptoscar § CORT Event Furnishings § Edible Arrangements § Galleria Farms § Jetscape Services Air Elite § PR Pageant Coaches § Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino § Southern Wine & Spirits

Arts Programs Our calendar is filled with arts education programs for adults and children! § For adults, afternoon and evening painting classes § For children, after-school percussion and screenwriting § And private instruction in a wide variety of disciplines for all ages § Plus Teen Arts Ambassadors, Summer Camp pre-resigstration, and much more

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Hollywood CRA Districts make progress By David Volz The two Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) districts are moving along nicely. The Hollywood Beach CRA includes 293 acres. Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort at Johnson Street and AIA is going to become a major force in the development of the City. It will feature and island theme. It is expected to become an enormous destination for Hollywood Beach and a major turn in the reputation of the City. Starwood Capital is the major investor in the project and is investing $85 million in the project. The CRA is investing $23 million in tax increment revenue. Of that number $13 million will be for construction and $10 million will be for fixtures, furniture and equipment, according to Jorge Camejo, executive director of the Hollywood CRA. The Margaritaville project is well underway. At this time 1,000 piles have been completed. This means the foundation work is nearly done. The project will be complete in the fall of 2015 It will include 349 rooms and seven bars and restaurants, retail space, a wave ride and a garage with 1056 parking spaces. Also, the Hollywood Bandshell will be renovated and refaced.

Work is underway for the Downtown Hollywood CRA which includes 580 acres. There will be a cinema project at 2008 Hollywood Boulevard. Cinema Paradiso Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival will open a location there before the end of the year. This will bring first run movies to Hollywood. It is a nonprofit organization meant to bring arthouse movies to the City. Work is continuing on the U.S. One Corridor and the Dixie Highway Corridor. When complete this road development project will support downtown redevelopment and create more livable communities. It will mean more transit oriented and pedestrian and bicycle friendly areas, according to Raelin Storey, spokesperson for the City of Hollywood. On October 10, the Hollywood Beach Business Association held a meeting. It was an opportunity for people in the community to learn about developments taking place along the beach. There was discussion about the Margaritaville project and how it will benefit the City. A number of people expressed concern that the project would make it hard for people to visit existing businesses. They said that construction activities and parking issues would cause people to avoid the area. Some longtime local businesses would

Local firefighters to stage wrecks to ‘drive home’ dangers of texting on the road As Florida’s New “Ban on Texting While Driving” Law is being implemented, the Hollywood Professional Firefighters Association has launched its own “Stop the Texts / Stop the Wrecks” campaign to educate on the dangers of texting while driving, and hopefully help save lives and avoid tragedy. They have dedicated their website homepage (www.hpff1375. org) to providing information on the topic that includes a link to a printable brochure created and aimed at educating Hollywood residents and the South Florida Community at large about the dangerous effects of distracted driving. Additionally, they have acquired

a wrecked vehicle that they will deliver and stage for a predetermined amount of time at any location who requests it (Schools, Civic and/or Housing Associations, Businesses, etc.), as a traveling exhibit, in order to emphasize the destruction that may be caused by a crash, and to drive home the point. For more information, call Anthony Vera at 786-457-8487.

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Memorial Cancer Institute hires Hematologist Oncologist Brian Hunis, MD, as Medical Director of Quality Initiatives Hematologist oncologist Brian Hunis, MD, has joined Memorial Cancer Institute as Medical Director of Quality Initiatives and a physician member of the Memorial Physician Group, focusing on head & neck and thoracic oncology. In his role as Medical Director of Quality, Dr. Hunis will be in charge of evaluating all cancer data and creating programs to improve medical delivery process. Dr. Hunis also will see patients in the Aventura office of the Memorial Cancer Institute, 20801 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 200. Dr. Hunis is board-certified in hematology oncology. He earned his medical degree from the Universidad Maimonides in Buenos Aires in 2001. He completed his internship and residency

in hematology/oncology at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, and completed his fellowship in hematology/ oncology there in 2009. Before relocating to South Florida, he served as Medical Director, Medical Oncology/ Hematology, at the Self Regional Healthcare Cancer Center in Greenwood, South Carolina. There, he led the way for the Center to become one of three ASCO QOPI (Quality Oncology Practice Initiative) certified practices in South Carolina.

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NEWS FROM THE GREATER HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Scenes From Our Recent Breakfast Meeting The October Good Morning Hollywood Breakfast Meeting took place at the Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach. Our keynote speaker was Eric Mendelson VP of HEICO Corporation, who gave an outstandingly inspirational talk on leadership and HEICO. HEICO’s culture and values perfectly exemplify what the ideal leadership needs to be in the 21st century. Our new Leadership class 38 – which was introduced to all 175 attendees that morning – was most impressed. The new Downtown Hollywood PNC Bank branch generously sponsored the event. We hope you enjoy these photos from the breakfast.

Grapes for Grades Raises $26,000 for Scholarship Fund Thanks to all who attended and donated towards the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s 11th Annual Grapes for Grades fundraiser held recently at the Hollywood Beach Marriott. More than $26,000 was raised that night to benefit the Hollywood Florida Scholarship Fund, which provides college scholarships to deserving seniors from Hollywood public high schools, helping to finance their pursuit of higher education. Special congratulations to John Lipka from E.H. Whitson Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical Services – a longtime sponsor of Grapes for Grades – for winning the 10-day cruise for two aboard the Oceanic Riviera! As you can see from these photos, it was a festive and fun evening of food, fine wine and festive entertainment.

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NEWS FROM THE GREATER HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Is Your Foursome Ready? Chamber’s 30th Annual Golf Tournament Slated for Friday, December 6 Make sure you have Friday, December 6th marked as an “outof-the-office” work day so you can enjoy a day of business networking on the links with clients and potential customers at the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s 30th Annual Golf Classic. It’s a proven fact that golf enhances business relationships and you should definitely take advantage of that! This year’s tournament will once again take place at the award-winning

Diplomat Golf & Tennis Club (501 Diplomat Parkway) – one of the most sought-after courses in the world. “In fact,” explains chamber executive director Anne Hotte, “this course made the Conde Nast Traveler list of the 100 best golf resorts in the world.” Registration begins at 10 a.m. with a 12 Noon shotgun start and boxed lunch; the awards ceremony begins at 5 p.m. and will also include a fabulous silent auction. Greg Norman Jr. is serving as the honorary chair, while Dr. Stephen and Honi Parker are serving as tournament chairs. Major sponsors include The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood Beach Marriott, AutoNation, AAA Parking and Hollywood Discount Liquor and Wine.Other sponsorship opportunities ranging from $250 to $5,000 are available to help promote your business to the elite group of business

people who will fill the tournament’s 144 slots. The price for a foursome is $750, but for an additional $100 you can also get a tee sign. Payment must be received by November 26th, so log onto the chamber’s website at www. hollywoodchamber.org to download a registration form.

WELCOME NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS Oil Recovery Interests, Inc. – TRUSTEE Providing waste cooking oil collection services for restaurants and large scale food service operations throughout the state of Florida Gus De Carlo 877.833.0171 www.oriflorida.com WINGS – TRUSTEE Providing construction management, real estate development and apparel. Albert Levy 305.769.5198 www.wingsbeachwear.com Euro Media Solutions A power player when making banners, business cards and canvas printing for some of the city’s largest events. Lorenz Busha 954.929.0061 www.splashoncanvas.com Exclusive Consulting, Inc. Specializing in IT consulting and business technology solutions. Nicole Mandowsky 888.257.3015 www.exclusiveconsulting.com Flashback Diner An upscale diner specializing in home cooking open 24 hours a day, even holidays. Jamal Qazi 954.454.8300 www.flashbackdiner.com

Franklin Rose Associates Specializing in the insurance industry with an emphasis on long-term care insurance Cory Stull-Fremer 954.224.5567 Haims Motors, Inc. A family owned and operated business established in 1994 with the best deals and no games. Oded Haims 954.981.2121 www.Haimsmotorsinc.com Kevin Mondesir Personal Training and Massage Personal trainer/massage therapist with background in sports/cardiac rehab providing training in-home or at outdoor venues. Kevin Mondesir 786.251.2906 www.facebook.com/living.serenely. passionate Courtney Ortiz Photography Boutique portrait studio specializing in lifestyle portrait photography since 2007. Courtney Ortiz 954.558.6893 www.courtneyortiz.com Leonardo Ortiz, PA A full-service law firm specializing in commercial litigation and construction law. Lenny Ortiz 954.483.9804 www.leonardortizpa.com

Subway The leading choice for people seeking quick, nutritious meals that the whole family can enjoy. Max Casanova 954.621.5615 www.subway.com Timeless Homecare Providing an exceptional range of services with the highest level of professional, personalized care. Carmen Garcia 954.367.3816 Wells Fargo A full service branch and ATM conveniently located at Presidential Circlefor your business and consumer banking needs. Daniel Prettyleaf 954.987.1300 www.wellsfargo.com Your Fat Loss Coach Weight loss specialists coordinating proper nutrition, exercise and life balance to achieve spectacular results. Kristine-Marie Fennell 954.636.6300 www.yourfatlosscoach.com

A day on the links is an excellent opportunity for you to get to know a client or co-worker better while meeting other movers and shakers in the Hollywood community. For details, please call Marie Suarez at 954.923.4000.

Chamber of Commerce Upcoming Events FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8 Good Morning Hollywood Breakfast

7:30 a.m. Seminole Casino Classic Hollywood 4150 State Road 7, Hollywood Presenters: Anne Hotte, Chamber Executive Director/ Patrick Mason, Chamber President Topic: Giving Thanks! Annual Chamber Pin Anniversary Celebration Sponsored by: Memorial Rehabilitation Institute & Seminole Casino Classic Hollywood $12 members in advance online/$15 members at the door/$20 future members

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11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Nikki’s on the Green at Orangebrook Golf & Country Club 400 Entrada Drive, Hollywood $10 in advance or $12 at the door

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DOWNTOWN NEWS

‘En Plein Aire’ competition draws national artists to Downtown Hollywood Next one: Jan.18

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Hollywood holds a special event for artists to participate in several times yearly, coinciding with its monthly thirdSaturday Artwalk. En Plein Aire Hollywood is a live 3- hour painting competition during which visual artists are invited to create a live scene from within the Downtown Hollywood area. A Pennsylvania artist recently took the challenge and emerged a two-time winner. Anni Matsick of State College is a children’s illustrator who discovered the contest when she first visited the city in March. She chose Montecristo Lounge as a subject after spotting it across from the Ramada Inn on Harrison Street where she was staying. When registering, Matsick told En Plein Aire coordinator Larry Joe Miller she is mainly a figure painter who enjoys drawing people and he said that could be an advantage. Her pencil and watercolor piece showing cigar smokers sitting outside the popular establishment took first prize of $150 in the Professional category. Matsick visited again during the October 19 competition and chose the Octopus Garden at 1942 Hollywood Boulevard as her subject, winning another first prize. From 1:00 til 4:00 pm with her easel set up on the sidewalk, people came by to see her work in progress, asking questions and making appreciative comments. The artist explained that she was inspired to use charcoal pencil and tones of blue-gray watercolor because of the subdued gray and blue of the stucco front and awning. As customers came and went they were added to the painting. Close to the end, a little girl stopped to peek at the art and was added to the composition, much to her delight. Matsick summarizes her works by saying, “I chose places where a lot of people gather, and used the place as a frame.” Back in her State College studio, Matsick creates works for picture books and other publications. Samples from her 30-year career in children’s illustration can be seen on her website at www. annimatsick.com. The next En Plein Aire Hollywood competition is set for January 18. Watch for details on the Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk website at: http://www. visithollywoodfl.org/artwalk.aspx For more information, call 954-257-6862 or 954-923-2030, or e-mail larryjoemiller@ hotmail.com or comfortzonespa@gmail. com.

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Local firefighters to stage wrecks to ‘drive home’ dangers of texting on the road As Florida’s New “Ban on Texting While Driving” Law is being implemented, the Hollywood Professional Firefighters Association has launched its own “Stop the Texts / Stop the Wrecks” campaign to educate on the dangers of texting while driving, and hopefully help save lives and avoid tragedy. They have dedicated their website homepage (www.hpff1375. org) to providing information on the topic that includes a link to a printable brochure created and aimed at educating Hollywood residents and the South Florida Community at large about the dangerous effects of distracted driving. Additionally, they have acquired

a wrecked vehicle that they will deliver and stage for a predetermined amount of time at any location who requests it (Schools, Civic and/or Housing Associations, Businesses, etc.), as a traveling exhibit, in order to emphasize the destruction that may be caused by a crash, and to drive home the point. For more information, call Anthony Vera at 786-457-8487.

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Veterans Day BBQ set for Nov. 10 at TY Park

The City of Hollywood is holding its third annual Veterans Day Barbecue on Sunday, November 10, 2013. The Veterans Day Barbecue began as an initiative of Mayor Peter Bober to make sure Hollywood veterans and active service members could enjoy a picnicstyle celebration in their honor over the Veterans Day weekend. Now in its third year, the barbecue is a chance for residents to give back to local Veterans, active military personnel and their families with an afternoon of fun, entertainment and delicious food. Mayor Bober works the grill, while representatives of the Boy Scouts, Daughters of the American Revolution Captain Alexander Quarrier Chapter and many other community members

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take this opportunity to spend the afternoon serving those who made the commitment to serve our country. There will be live music by Florida National Guard Band, Dogface Soldier, and a banner plane flyover to honor veterans. Service Dogs 4 Service Men will be there with a special presentation. A City of Hollywood fire truck will be on-hand for children to explore and be sure to bring a small photo to display on the Wall of Honor. The International Association of Fire Fighters will be recognizing military personnel for their service during WWII through present. The City of Hollywood invites all Hollywood veterans and active duty service men and women, to join the celebration at noon at Topeekeegee Yugnee (TY) Park, 3300 North Park Road. The park entrance fee is free for those attending the barbecue. Guest capacity is limited to 500. To reserve your spot, please R.S.V.P. 954.921.3404, Special Events.

Hollywood expands police force By David Volz The City Hollywood is recruiting more police officers. Hollywood is in the process of recruiting 28 more officers to fill existing vacancies it currently has on the police force. Hollywood has budgeted for 314 officers and now has 2.2 officers per 1,000 residents. In the future Hollywood would like to have 2.4 officers per 1,000 residents. To achieve this goal, Hollywood would have to expand its force by 25 additional police officers. The City would have to budget for these positions. This is a future goal. “We would like to increase the number of officers so that we are at full staff,” said Raelin Storey, spokesperson for the City of Hollywood. The 28 officer vacancies are for existing budgeted positions that we are short. We will fill those vacancies.” The positions have become open because officers retire or leave for other reasons such as better salary and benefits elsewhere. The new police contract now in place helps to restore some benefits and salary and puts Hollywood in middle of

pack when compared to other agencies in Broward, according to Storey. Over the last year, Hollywood hired 44 police personnel, the most ever hired in one year. The City processed 2,200 applications. The City of Hollywood is considering the implementation of a CCTV camera program in certain high crime areas. The first area that would be targeted would be the Federal Highway corridor. This is considered a high crime area. “Research shows that one camera is equivalent to ten officers. If the cameras are in key locations you are able to expand the eyes on the street. This will help us police smarter. Eventually we would like this to be a citywide program. We can use technology to be a force multiplier in coverage of the City,” said Storey. Also, Hollywood will be working with the Broward County School Board to have school resource officers patrol the city’s elementary schools. “There is a role for school resources officers in elementary schools. The school board is concerned about the violence in light of what has been happening around the nation,” said Storey.

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THE LIGHTER SIDE

CrossFit’s Dirty Little Secret….Really? A few weeks ago an article came out in the Huffington Post titled: ‘CrossFit’s Dirty Secret’, and it discussed Rhabdomyolysis and its presence in Shondelle the CrossFit ‘world’ Solomon-Miles (Rhabdomyolysis is the breakdown of muscle fibers that leads to the release of muscle fiber contents (myoglobin) into the bloodstream. Myoglobin is harmful to the kidney and can cause kidney damage). As if there weren’t enough misconceptions about CrossFit circulating mainstream media and conversation, (and a TV report on the same topic) people are now ‘running around’ scared’ thinking that a CrossFit workout could cause Rhabdo and they could die (I literally got three emails asking me about this). This is like asking: ‘If I go bowling, could I break my arm’. Uhh…yes…maybe, but you’ll probably have a better chance of winning this week’s Powerball!! In a nation where 2 out of 3 people are overweight or obese so we REALLY need another reason to discourage people from working out? Do we really need to instill MORE fear into a nation of people that spend more time in drive-thru lines

and glued to their couches than they do to moving their bodies? Afterall, most people are not at home sitting on the couch because they caught a bad case of Rhabdo! Unfortunately, this does not surprise me, from a society addicted to drama and negativity (don’t believe me, watch the news for 10 minutes). Whenever something or someone is in the spotlight for ‘too long’, the ‘haters’, the ‘skeptics’ the ‘naysayers’ will appear; those individuals who insist on spreading the myths that CrossFit is for people: who are already in shape or athletic, in the military, want to get hurt, and perhaps now, who want to contract Rhabdo. I’m not saying that it’s not necessary to take precautions and educate yourself on the potential risks and ‘side effects’ of any physical endeavor. Rhabdo does exist, and it VERY occasionally occurs in individuals who don’t listen to their bodies, exceed their physical limitations, and perhaps, improperly coached. However, I do not agree nor appreciate the sensationalizing and overdramatizing of its presence in the CrossFit world. CrossFit’s dirty little secret? Give me a BREAK!!!! Clearly, when you challenge your body and your physical limitations, and participate in intense activity, injury and harm is ALWAYS a possibility (By the way, this is why you have sign a waiver

when you join a ANY gym or participate in potentially dangerous physical activity) Yes, you can get hurt doing CrossFit just like you can get hurt playing tennis, basketball, roller blading or bungee jumping. This is why knowing your limitations, good coaching, sufficient knowledge and ‘muted’ egos are prerequisites for not only CrossFit, but any high intensity or potentially ‘risky’ endeavor. However, instead of focusing on the occasional occurences of Rhabdo that occur in the CF community each year (I’ve known one in my 4 and half years year of doing CrossFit) or the two people you know who hurt their back doing a CrossFit WOD, why not shift that focus on the hundreds of thousands of people around the world, like Ben Garcia, who are changing their bodies, their health and their lives using this methodology. Ben’s Testimonial: I just wanted to let you know how awesome your CrossFit 954 is. I have lost 34 lbs in 4 months since I began. I attended an event 3 weeks ago where 40+ close friends had competitive games at the park. I ended up being the top dog and it felt great , I had tons of compliments. Recently we had an 8 man tennis series and I went 18-0 to win the first place trophy. One more thing, I broke 200 in bowlling with a 209 for the first time ever and it was on our fourth game, when MONTHLY FEATURE

everyone else could barely walk down the lane a throw a ball. I felt invincible. I feel like I can do anything! ‘ Let’s focus on the fact that CrossFit is growing 350% annually and there are nearly 7,000 affiliate locations, which would NOT be the case if people were having more bad experiences than good ones. That would NOT be the case if more people were being injured than transformed. So here’s the bottom line. I’m not encouraging naiveté or going blindly into something that you know nothing about, do your research, know the risks, but beware of the HATERS! You will always find what you are looking for; ‘seek and you shall find’. If you’re looking to find the worst in something (or someone), or a reason NOT to do something, you WILL find it (Rhabdo, after all DOES exist). There are critics just as there are fans. However, I encourage you to focus more on the GOOD that something (or someone) can bring to your life!If the odds are that you stand a MUCH greater chance to benefit than to be harmed, I would argue, that’s a risk worth taking!

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Public workshop presents plans for ‘Complete Street’ design for A1A from Hollywood Blvd. to Sheridan St. By David Volz Changes will be coming to State Road A1A in Hollywood over the next few years catering to the community as a whole instead of only cars. On October 15, a public workshop was held at the Hollywood Beach Marriott. The purpose was to offer a presentation on the State Road A1A Scenic Highway and to gather input from the public. People could learn about some of the different visions for improvements and changes along SR A1A in Hollywood. During the meeting, Jorge Camejo, executive director of the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) gave a presentation on potential improvements and beautifications to SR AIA from Hollywood Boulevard to Sheridan Street. Improvements would be consistent with the complete streets concept. This is a type of planning that is going into effect many communities as a way of having a more balanced approach to transportation and to make streets safer and more attractive. Incomplete streets – those designed with only cars in mind – limit transportation

choices by making walking, bicycling, and taking public transportation inconvenient, unattractive, and, too often, dangerous. Another important goal is to and to boost economic development, according to Manual Pila, program manager for the Hollywood CRA. “Among the possible improvements would be the widening of sidewalks, widening bike paths, reconfiguring traffic lanes, adding landscaping and crosswalks all along the corridor of A1A,” said Pila. The workshop included a slide presentation that showed how the concept could be tested over time. There will be more meetings before any major changes are considered. Planning work will include the Florida Department of Transportation, the City of Hollywood and Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization. Construction and landscaping work is not expected to begin until 2015. “This is the beginning of the process that will include several years of design and planning and many opportunities for the community to be involved,” said Pila. For more information, visit www. hollywoodpinescorridorproject.com.

There is no singular design prescription for Complete Streets; each one is unique and responds to its community context. A complete street may include: sidewalks, bike lanes (or wide paved shoulders), special bus lanes, comfortable and accessible public transportation stops, frequent and safe crossing opportunities, median islands, accessible pedestrian signals, curb extensions, narrower travel lanes, roundabouts, and more. Image courtesy of National Complete Streets Coalition

Jake’s on the Beach hosts fundraiser for local ‘no kill’ animal organization How Much Is Your Home Worth ...Really?

Be Kind to Animals Rescue recently had a fundraiser at Jakes on the Beach with live music from Diamond and Stills, House Band and the Sosos with Kelly Halloran on Sunday Oct. 20th raising over $800. Founded in 2009, Be Kind To Animals is a Hollywood-based 501c3 no kill rescue organization dedicated to saving lives and caring for dogs and cats that are abused, neglected and homeless. With a focus on the seniors left to die in kill shelters. For more information, call 954-6627597.

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(Back row:) Lauren Mata, Ginger and ira zuckerman, and owner Elizabeth Bressack. (Front row:) Regina Guimares, Kaitlyn Duffy, Gaby Reitman, Paulina Reitman and Bryce Legow.

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Afraid of the Dentist? We can ease your fears!

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We offer “Advantage Dental Program“ for patients without Dental Insurance. This Dental Program was created to make Dentistry affordable! Annual Fee: Adults $139 Children $89. Includes: Comprehensive Exam, Full Mouth X-Ray and Oral Cancer Screening is included with the program. Reduces fees up to 25% off of most dental treatments we offer. No exclusion on pre-existing condition.

Armando Toral Robert Weishoff D.M.D. D.M.D. We welcome Periodontist Dr. Weishoff to the Smile Dental Center Team!

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Chaminade-Madonna Building On Tradition, Educating For The Future

Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory A Catholic High School in the Marianist Tradition 500 East Chaminade Dr • Hollywood (954) 989-5150 x.136 www.cmlions.org Challenging academics, winning athletics, clubs, activities and lifelong friendships. Join our family and pursue your success.

Voted Best School In Hollywood 2010, 2011, & 2012 We invite you to visit our Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

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Know a Veteran who lives in Hollywood? Or someone currently serving in the Military? Mayor Peter Bober and the Hollywood City Commission will celebrate veterans and their families at the City of Hollywood’s

VETERANS DAY BARBECUE FREE

Sunday, November 10, 2013 12 pm - 4 pm TY Park • Corporate Pavilion #12 3300 North Park Road, Hollywood Free Park Entrance for those attending the Barbecue

- Traditional Barbecue Fare - Music by Dogface Soldier

Florida National Guard Band

- Service Dogs 4 Service Men - Banner Plane Flyover - Military Memorabilia Display

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Bring a copy of a small photo to display on our Wall of Honor

Advance reservations accepted. Event capacity is 500. To RSVP, for sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, call 954.921.3404

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HG • EXP 11/30/13

Companion animals & Exotics

10% OFF

Vaccinations & Veterinary Services*

Presidential Place Luxury Assisted Living

*Offer excludes grooming, food and products Robert D.Schachner, DVM Animal Medical Center & Bird Clinic of Hollywood 521 N. Federal Hwy • Hollywood, FL Office hours by appointment • (954) 920-2400 HG • EXP 11/30/13

COMPLIMENTARY LASH TINT

Enjoy the Possibilities

with a $40 Smashbox, bareMinerals, or Stila cosmetics purchase. Lash tint is by appointment only.

• Spacious Studio, One & Two Bedroom Apartments • Three Delicious Chef-Prepared Meals Served Daily • Weekly Housekeeping and Laundry • Transportation • Respite Care Stays • Personalized Care • Resident Programs • Medication Management • Secured Memory Care Unit

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HG • EXP 11/30/13

24 Brazilian Waxing

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Discover why our residents call Presidential Place “Home“

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Beauty of Wax has 2 convenient locations to serve you: 2029A Tyler Street, Hollywood • (954) 922-2252 700 SW 78th St. Suite-114, Plantation • (954) 478-0585

Assisted LivingInformation, Call Ivey at (954)894-0059 Call Ivey (954)894-0059 For More Facilities #9921 Circle Drive Hollywood, 3880 S. Circle3880 DriveS.Hollywood, FL 33021 FL 33021

Free Events in the Park

Hollywood Blvd. & US 1

FREE ON-StREEt PARkINg

BRINg yOuR BLANkEt OR LAwN ChAIR

Mon Fri

Food Trucks at ArtsPark 5:30 – 10pm Every Monday Bring your chairs, blankets and appetite. Over 20 different food trucks

Funtastic Friday 5 - 8:00pm FREE Every Friday

Ranked #8 on WPLG Local 10’s Top 10 Places to take the Kids list! Family fun featuring, face painter, bounce houses, interactive games & more!

Artspark Movie Night 8pm FREE Every Friday

See a FREE family friendly flick each week. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair. Movies start at 8pm at the Amphitheater. 11/01 - Frankenweenie (PG), 11/8 - March of the Penguins (G), 11/15 - Fred Claus (PG), 11/22 - Home Alone (PG), 11/29 - No Movie - Happy Thanksgiving

Free Live Entertainment on the New Amphitheater Stage! See some of South Florida’s best bands Every Saturday 8p - 9:30p unless noted. Admission: FREE 11/2 Latin Funk Dance Party with ELECTRIC PIQUETE and PALO 11/9 Shindig (Rock) 11/16 Eric Austin (Blues) 11/23 Miami Sax Quartet and UM School of Music Stamps Quintet (Jazz) 11/30 Soundglass (Alternative) FOR MORE INFO. CALL 954.921.3500 or www.hollywoodfl.org

Sat Nov. 2 Nov. 10

ArtsPark Fun Shop 4 – 5:30pm FREE Every Saturday A different interactive children’s art activity each week in the Artist Studio

Latin Funk Dance Party with Electric Piquette and Palo 8 - 11pm

Groovy showcase of two of Miami’s Latin funk favorites and Miami New Times’ Best Band of 2012. Put on your dancing shoes and check out this free, all-ages show.

Veteran’s Day Concert featuring the 13th Florida Army National Guard Band 7 - 9pm Special Veteran’s Day concert. As the official military band of Florida, unit members have performed for many of the officia State functions, such as the Governor’s Inauguration, official visits of United States dignitaries including the President of the United States.

Nov. 17 Nov. 22

Full Moon Drum Circle

FREE 7 - 9pm

Bring a drum or other percussion instrument to this guided drum circle. More info at 954-926-0204

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony 7 - 9pm

Holiday music, tree lighting ceremony, possible snow, and a special appearance by Santa Claus.

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Over 100 years of Bringing Buyers and Sellers Together! 3319 Sheridan Street| Hollywood, FL 33021 www.floridamoves.com/hollywood

BEST PRICED POOL HOME IN HOLLYWOOD LAKES Gorgeous 2 bedroom 2 full bath pool home with garage, high ceilings throughout, white tiled living area. Large, bright open kitchen with tiled countertops & high end appliances. Newer double pane insulated windows with shutters. Good size master bedroom with upgraded master bathroom. Awesome salt water pool with exquisite pavers surrounding pool. Located on Adams St.

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Don’t forget to check out the gorgeous condos we have listed in beautiful North Beach Hollywood:

Updated& spacious 3 bed 2 1/2 bath town home in most desirable lakes of emerald hills.Tile on 1st floor &laminate on second floor. 2 Private patios .A separate family room &breakfast area.Across from the playground &dog park. 3 Community pools. Close to schools,s hopping,airport,hardrock &beach. Can also be an ideal vacation home.

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Pristine highly upgraded 2/2. Oceanview, steps to uncrowded beautiful beach.

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STRATFORD TOWERS HOLLYWOOD BEACH Top floor, spacious 2/2 with gorgeous ocean, intracoastal & city views. Heated pool, gym, community room, billiards, bike storage; steps to beautiful Hollywood Beach/ Broadwalk-minutes to Gulfstream, Aventura, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale. Call to see in person! Offered at $299,000.

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Offered at $169,000. Grandview Unit 476H. Spacious Monmouth model with oversize balcony and courtyard views. 2 bed/ 2.5 bath over 1,400 sq ft with tiled floors and 2 walk in closets. Lowest priced 2 bedroom in the building, call for more details.

Call today for a private viewing

David Lane Brian Hausfeld 954.258.0510

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Enjoy this 5 bedroom waterfront and pool home with 2 car garage. Oversized patio. Enter into the foyer with a winding staircase and large living room with volume ceiling facing pool. Updated kitchen, wood, granite island, snack bar and breakfast area. Florida room and formal dining. Huge master suite on 2nd floor adjoins full office with kit, fireplace. 1.5 baths, walk-ins, 3 A/C units, newer roof. Near highways and malls. $629,000.

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Hollywood Gazette November 2013  

Hollywood Gazette November 2013, Best of Hollywood Issue