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Last month, the Hollywood Gazette began giving City Commission candidates the opportunity to introduce themselves to the community. Each month will feature candidates from one district, followed by mayoral candidates. This month, District 2 candidates Timothy Burton, Carol Kendall, and Ralph Kenol are featured. Make sure to check out the June issue for District 3 candidates. Previous candidate profiles can be found at www.hollywoodgazette.com under ‘archives.’
Timothy Burton What you should know about me: I am excited about the opportunity to potentially serve and represent my community as a city commissioner. Being the eleventh child of thirteen siblings, I learned to treat others like I wanted to be treated, to share and to lend a helping hand. I developed an early true sense of community. I moved to South Florida twenty-six years ago. I met and married my wife of twenty-five years, the former Debra F. Howard. We gave birth to my son, Timothy Burton, Jr. and provided a home to Christopher Howard, my nephew. I am Vice-President of the Liberia Homeowner Civic Association; Executive
Carol Lynn B. Kendall What you should know about me: I am a mother, a professional woman, a volunteer in civic, government, and environmental activities, a supporter of the arts, and, importantly, a concerned resident of District 2 and of Hollywood. A graduate of Goucher College, I was a small business owner (marketing and public relations) before becoming a stay-at-home-Mom to raise two sons. When they moved on, I furthered my education by attending graduate school at Boston University and held a position as a television producer and a lecturer at the University. My final educational stop was at the University of Richmond (Va.) where I received my law degree, before moving to downtown Hollywood and establishing a career as a family law and land use attorney. I am active in various professional organizations including the Broward County Bar Association, volunteering for its low cost lawyer referral service and its mentoring program I have served on the Board of Collier Audubon Society, the Shelter for Abused Women, and the Izaak Walton League. As a resident of South Florida for more than 30 years I am well acquainted with the issues unique to our community. I currently serve on the Hollywood’s Marine Advisory Committee. What will I do for you: Being a persistent voice for the residents of District 2 is the prime component of what is
Ralph Kenol What you should know about me: I’m a husband and father of three year old and a newborn. I practice business and immigration law in an office on Harrison Street. I feel a real connection to the folks I see and work with every day. I appreciate the impact of the decisions of our city government from a variety of levels. From questions of quality of life as a father and husband, to the experiences of local business as an attorney, I get it. The decisions I will make as your commissioner will be about building a better Hollywood for families like
Director for Eagle’s Wings Development Corporation (job training and employment); Habitat of Humanity volunteer, former President of the Hallandale Community Development Corporation (built and financed 52 homes for first time home owners); and, member of Weed and Seed Steering Committee of the US Attorney General’s Office and Palm Community Action Coalition. What will I do for you: I firmly believe community begins at home. I bring dedication, tenacity and resolve to be an asset and make a difference in my community. I am in the community. I am for the community. I am with the community on all the issues that affect us collectively. required as a Commissioner. Restoring the integrity of the neighborhoods that comprise District 2 is my primary goal. The needs and concerns of District 2 have gone unanswered: inadequate street lighting, persistent drainage problems, residential streets being used as truck routes, increased police presence (Why isn’t the police substation on Federal Highway being manned?), deterioration and neglect of residential properties by absentee landlords, and finally I want to assist our local small businesses by looking at ways to improve signage to increase revenue. I intend to see these matters addressed. Supporting the revitalization of the Downtown Hollywood commercial corridor is another top priority. The Commission can no longer be so complacent about boarded up and empty storefronts. Bolstering the development of Hollywood’s waterfront and marine industries also must be emphasized. I have seen other communities that have revitalized their downtown areas and I will lead the effort to accomplish the same in Hollywood. Good management of your tax dollars is the third priority issue. The Commission seems to forget its “Your Money” they are spending. I want to re-evaluate City management to ensure responsibility. yours and mine. It will be about improving opportunities for people who work for the city and making it easier to do business here. What will I do for you: I see two elements to building a better Hollywood: Community service and community development. Almost everything that we do as a city can fall into one of those two categories. We have ensure that community service and community development work hand-in-hand. I will bring a new voice to the Hollywood Commission. I won’t turn a blind eye to problems facing our community. I believe in addressing issues with honesty, transparency and a focus on the big picture. As your commissioner, I will be here to address your needs and your concerns. hollywood gazette | 800-683-3187 | www.hollywoodgazette.com
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What do you love about living in Hollywood? Having lived in New York, Miami Beach and the French Quarter of New Orleans, I moved to Hollywood almost eight years ago as I was seeking a clean, safe and progressive and international community that offered a high quality of life for my family. I fell in love with the historic charm and architecture of many of the neighborhoods and Downtown, as well as the unique and convenient access Broadwalk offers to the Beach. I love the fact that my family and I can go to the Beach, enjoy the natural environment and literally step into a restaurant for a bite to eat. Tell us a little about your family life. My immediate family is somewhat non-traditional as I am not only a single mother, but a single parent. I have one biological child, my son Adam who is nine years old, and I am in the process of trying to adopt a three year old boy named Jordan who has been living with us for over six months. Other family members include our pets - three pugs named Pugsley, Jessie and Buster, all of whom are 'rescue.' Tell us about your professional life, and what are your career plans for the future? I have worked for the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency for almost eight years. I started as the Director of Marketing & Business Development for the Downtown District. My current role is serving as Economic
Development Manager for the Beach and Downtown Districts which affords me the opportunity to interact with a variety of people including property owners, developers, retailers and residents. My plan for the future is to continue my formal education in this field and have to the opportunity to continue to use my experience and education in helping communities prosper.
Are you involved in any nonprofit work in the community? At this time in my life and my career, I am not able to participate in outside organizations to any great extent as my all-encompassing focus is my job and my family. I do have a passion for helping children in need and I am currently a foster parent. In the years to come, I look forward to bringing a chapter of E-COMB, a 501c3 environmental awareness organization I helped create in Miami Beach to Hollywood, and getting more involved in organizations such as the Art & Culture Center and FLIFF/Cinema Paradiso.
What advice can you offer women juggling careers, raising a family and volunteering in your community? How do you stay grounded and balanced? I stay balanced by having a good sense of humor, setting priorities and being patient with myself as well as others. Waking up an hour earlier than I think I need to also helps! The best advice I can give other women is to do the same. What do you think needs improvement in Hollywood, and what, if anything, are you doing to improve it? I think overall the City has a lot going for it. We have one of the greatest beaches in all of South Florida, a Downtown that features a main street which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and great neighborhoods. Regardless of all of this, sometimes I get the impression that we do not have a great sense of confidence as a community. I think as a community, we need to band together, take great pride in our properties, support each other and focus on what we can do in order to improve our quality of life as residents of Hollywood. What is your family’s favorite leisure activity in Hollywood? Hands down playing baseball at the park, however, we also enjoy the Art & Culture Center, ArtsPark as well as other great events and activities the City of Hollywood offers.
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Elizabeth Trop-Roberts, Psy.D.
What do you love about living in Hollywood? My husband and I moved to Hollywood Lakes from Miami Beach in 1998, following my parents’ move up here. Not only did I want to remain in close proximity to my parents, both of whom had some significant health problems, but I also preferred the gentler pace that Hollywood offered over Miami Beach. The Hollywood Lakes area seemed like a wonderful, familial neighborhood where we felt comfortable starting our own family, yet still offered enough of the metropolitan feel that I was accustomed to. And, of course, there was the beach: I love living not more than a few minutes’ drive from the ocean.
in their lives and know how much they benefit from this. Remembering this helps me make those seemingly tough decisions as to where to place my focus with the multitude of demands life places on all of us. The same holds true for spending time with my extended family, something that is so easy to push off but is so important to me and my value system, that I insist on making time for it. However, I do think one can overextend herself in a particular direction, and I try to avoid this by carving out time for myself. I exercise regularly (I’m a big fan of CrossFit 954), and make sure to keep connected with friends. And of course, quality time with my husband (even if it’s not an official “date night” but rather just an evening hanging out and drinking a nice Pinot Noir) and our ability to count on our mutual support are key elements to my sense of balance and sanity.
Tell us a little about your family life. Scott and I have been happily married for almost 14 years. We have 2 incredible children: our 8-year-old son and our 5-year-old daughter. Our lives revolve around our family. I am fortunate enough also to have my mother (my father passed away) as well as my brother’s family in the neighborhood, all of whom we see regularly. Tell us about your professional life, and what are your career plans for the future? I am a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working with families and couples. While I adore my career, I made the decision to take temporary leave following the birth of my son to enable me to be home with my children, a decision I feel very fortunate to have made. Now that both kids are in Elementary School, I am returning to my career, on a part-time basis. I have a Private Practice where I specialize in family issues: parent training; conflict resolution and relationship improvement; teen issues; communication issues, including disclosure and discussion of sensitive topics such as impending divorce, serious illness, pregnancy, fertility issues/miscarriage; adoption or egg/sperm donor details; homosexuality; etc. In addition, I have become involved with an agency which provides personal safety training to school children (and their parents) to help them avoid victimization. I have also started writing a book, a fun, “welcome to motherhood” kind of book, and hope to eventually complete it someday! But life intervenes.... 8
Are you involved in any nonprofit work in the community? I am a Board Member for the Heart Gallery of Broward County, an agency whose mission it is to secure adoptive homes for Broward County’s foster children whose parents’ rights have been terminated. Additionally, my family (my husband, our children and I) volunteer each summer for a week with Blue Skies, a charity which provides weeklong beach vacations for families coping with pediatric cancer. I am also actively involved as a volunteer at my children’s school, and this year implemented the school’s first “Reading Coach Program,” a program geared toward assisting students with literacy issues. As far as why I am involved in the above, I’ve always been a bit of an advocate for children and their needs, which is why it
has been my absolute pleasure to serve in these capacities. I feel so blessed in life, and know that my children are so very fortunate with their good health, loving parents, an involved extended family, a comfortable home and an excellent education. I do what I can to give back, because there are so many children who don’t live lives like this. What advice can you offer women juggling careers, raising a family and volunteering in your community? How do you stay grounded and balanced? This is such a great question, and one that most moms I know struggle with, myself included. For me, the key has been always to be mindful of my priorities in my effort to achieve balance. My top priority is, and has always been, my children. I love being actively involved
What do you think needs improvement in Hollywood, and what, if anything, are you doing to improve it? I truly love our city. However, the crime that takes place in our neighborhood is very upsetting (burglaries, car break-ins, occasional assaults). What do I do to improve it? Not enough, although my neighbors and I do try to keep one another informed of any criminal activity that has taken place in effort to increase safety measures. Also, most people drive too fast in the residential areas, which infuriates me, especially when there are children visibly playing in the streets (bike riding, playing kickball, etc.). Again, aside from yelling at speeding cars, I suppose I don’t do enough to improve this. I wish there were more of a police presence in the Lakes section to address these issues. What is your family’s favorite leisure activity in Hollywood? I love our beach! Going to the beach (sometimes on bicycles, even with Grandma on her trike!), having brunch or dinner, and playing in the ocean, especially when there’s a visible sandbar, rank up there as my favorite things to do. All things considered, we really do live in paradise.
What do you love about living in Hollywood?
I get very little done, and I’m OK with that. I’m also not afraid to ask for help and I have a lot of people who support me both in business and in my home life. I used to be a ‘gotta do it all myself’ person, but I quickly realized that was a recipe for disaster and a miserable existence. I do spend a LOT of time on my personal development and nurturing my spirit. I’ve discovered that the more time I commit to become a better ‘me’, the better all the other aspects of my life become. When you have so many responsibilities and people expecting things from you, its very easy to forget about your own needs. The irony is however, that when I nurture and give time to myself, and make that a priority EVERYDAY, my productivity improves and the more ‘available’ I am for my clients and loved ones.
I moved to South Florida to attend Graduate school at University of Miami. After my husband and I got married in 2011 we randomly moved to Hollywood. I live in East Hollywood, which I love of course because I’m so close to the beach. Even though I don’t get there as often as I would like, it’s nice knowing it’s just a few minutes away, and I LOVE taking my clients to the beach to workout and enjoy some activity outside of our ‘box’ (aka gym). I lived in New York City for 6 years while in college, and as much as I enjoyed my experience there, I knew that I wasn’t a ‘big city gal’. However, I still do like to be close enough to the ‘big city’ action when I’m in the mood for the ‘hustle and bustle’. Living here in Hollywood I get the best of both worlds: the ‘down to earth’ and ‘family friendly’ Hollywood community , and the ‘glitz and glamour’ of Ft. Lauderdale and Miami right next door.
What do you think needs improvement in Hollywood, and what, if anything, are you doing to improve it?
Tell us a little about your family life. I’ve been married to my husband, Ronald Miles for almost 11 years. He is in the latter stages of earning his PhD from FIU. We have two kids: Jasai, age 7 and Senaya, age 4. They both attend school in Hollywood and a few of their favorite pastimes are playing at Young Circle and building sandcastles on Hollywood beach.
Tell us about your professional life, and what are your career plans for the future?
Since graduating from Columbia University in 1996 I’ve worked in the fitness industry. I began my career working in several of the global health clubs as a personal trainer. I always knew one day I would open my own facility where I could completely embrace my philosophy on fitness and training and also, offer an affordable alternative to traditional personal training. In 2006, my dream came to fruition with the opening of Synergize, a small group personal training studio that specialized in body fat reduction and weight loss. Synergize quickly grew servicing over 500 Hollywood residents in two and a half years, and in 2008 we moved to a larger facility on North Federal Highway in East Hollywood. In 2009 I discovered CrossFit and that completely reinvigorated my passion for fitness. In 2011 I decided to become a CrossFit affiliate and Synergize! became Synergize Home of CrossFit 954. In the next phase of my fitness career I plan to do more public speaking and I’d like to write another book and offer workshops on the Psychology of Transformation. While on my own personal development journey I’ve learned that transforming the mind is THE most critical component of transforming the body, and that’s a message I’m extremely passionate about sharing.
Are you involved in any nonprofit work in the community?
I do not work with any non-profit organization exclusively but one of the non-profits that I’ve supported over the past 5 years is FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth). FlIPANY provides programs and host community events that teach the importance of physical activity and nutrition programs to youths and adults. I am a HUGE advocate of educating children on the importance of physical activity and and healthy eating so that they can develop lifelong habits at an early age. My clients and I also regularly participate in local 5K runs to benefit a variety of charities. Last year I also hosted a Pushups for Charity event to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project. I do plan on taking a more active role in creating and supporting more health and fitness initiatives here in Hollywood, and would like to start by hosting a community fitness festival in early 2013.
What advice can you offer women juggling careers, raising a family and volunteering in your community? How do you stay grounded and balanced?
‘Balancing’ is a never ending challenge, but ironically the busier my life gets the better I become at ‘juggling’. I suppose the less time I have ‘to spare’, the more disciplined I’ve had to become with managing my time. I can divide my life into 4 major areas: family and friends, health and fitness, career, and personal development and spiritual growth. Pretty much everything I do within a day falls into one of these four areas. It’s impossible to balance each of these on a daily basis, but over the course of a week, I do make it a priority to give quality attention to my family, my health, my career and my faith. I’m not the most organized person, so I don’t have any particular method or system for getting things done, I just wake up in the morning, decide on the top three that I’ve got to ‘get done’, and then I don’t stop until it gets done. For example, I’ll say to myself ‘today you have to plan Senaya’s birthday party, write a blog and workout’. Once I get these three things done, then I’m a ‘happy camper’; anything else I get accomplished that day is icing on the cake. I used to stress myself out trying to get everything done on my ‘to-do’ list, but I’ve realized that for me that would create more stress, because once you get one thing done, there’s always something else to take its place, so I never felt like I was making progress. Some days I get ‘a lot’ done, and others days
What needs improvement in Hollywood is indicative of what needs improvement in our country overall: the health and fitness of our residents. We are in a crisis. We have more health and fitness ‘solutions’ than ever before, yet obesity and disease are at an all time high. It is my mission and my passions to do whatever I can to reverse this trend by helping our Hollywood residents lead healthier and more active lives, and to realize that good health is the foundation of a good life. I would love to see healthier places to eat in Hollywood. I would love to be able to go Downtown and grab a celery, beet carrot and apple juice after a workout instead of trekking to Whole Foods in Aventura. I would love to have more healthy places where I can refer my clients to eat. I would love to see more fitness and health related events at Young Circle. The concerts are great, but more events to get our residents healthy and moving would be awesome, especially our children. I do feel that my fitness facility, Synergize Home of CrossFit 954, has helped and will continue to help a lot of people become fit and healthy, but I also feel that there is SO much more to be done. I’m just getting started :)
What is your family’s favorite leisure activity in Hollywood?
For leisure time, my family and I enjoy going to the beach, playing at the Young Circle park or just hanging out at our community pool with friends and family. I’m a big kid at heart so I love taking my children to the Friday night Kid’s Fest and then having dinner or dessert at one of the Downtown restaurants. Our new favorite place for dessert is Menchies and we can’t get enough of the food trucks on Monday Night. My son, Jasai said to me last week: ‘Mom, can we please take a break from the food trucks this week’!
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Khila L. Khani, Esq.
What do you love about living in Hollywood? I have been a resident of Hollywood since 1982 (with the exception of college when I lived in California). What I love most about living in Hollywood is the close proximity to a gorgeous beach, being 20 minutes away from almost everything and being near great friends and family.
the community and our whole family. What advice can you offer women juggling careers, raising a family and volunteering in your community? How do you stay grounded and balanced? This is a question that can’t easily be answered in a few sentences. For a brief response, I’ll say this: Get a smart phone; always be present for your children, family and friends, despite how difficult it might be to focus on being present; and finally, take time out for yourself to stay healthy in mind, body and spirit.
Tell us a little about your family life. I have a fabulous husband, Jay Auerbach, two very beautiful, intelligent and creative girls and a dog named Puffy. Khami is 11 years old and in 5th grade and Ruby is 6 years old and in Kindergarten. Khami aspires to be a famous director and Ruby plans on being in all her films. It is with great pride that I can say that my parents are our neighbors (we literally share a gate) and my sister, Suzi and her husband live nearby. Tell us about your professional life, and what are your career plans for the future? I practice law with my husband, Jay in Downtown Hollywood that focuses on Real Estate transactions, title work, Estate Planning and Probate. After being a solo practitioner on Harrison Street for 3 years, the law firm of Khani & Auerbach was established in January 1999 and we have enjoyed a presence on Hollywood Boulevard ever since. I am fortunate to be able to serve as a professional in the community where I was raised. You ask about what my career plans are for the future. While I continue to nurture my law practice, my love of music has taken me on a new and exciting voyage. I am presently developing an online music magazine and promotions company, called Rock Cousteau. The concept and name for the company was conceived while attending a music festival in 2008, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Coincidentally, a festival that I just returned from less than two weeks ago. Although the vision for Rock Cousteau was conceived in 2008, it wasn’t until 2010 that I began developing the concept. Rock Cousteau is dedicated to exploring the depths of great rock music and promoting the 10
music of tomorrow, today. Are you involved in any nonprofit work in the community? I have been involved in a variety of nonprofit organizations in the community over the years. In addition to my involvement with these organizations, I have continued to provide counsel and advice to less fortunate clients without taking a fee. I am also peripherally involved with the Diamond Angels, a fundraising arm for the Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital
and have continued to volunteer my time to Temple Solel. I have been a member of Solel since I was three years old and feel a deep connection with the organization because of their genuine concern and care for our community. Much of who I am today can be attributed to my involvement at Solel. I chose to be involved with Diamond Angels because my mom is a two-time cancer survivor and when diagnosed and treated for lung cancer, Memorial Hospital took such great care of her. The organization and all its individual parts are very important to
What do you think needs improvement in Hollywood, and what, if anything, are you doing to improve it? Quick answer would be education beyond the fifth grade, community pride, better entertainment choices and more anchor stores. I am extremely proud to live in the City of Hollywood and always find positive things to say about the place where I live and work, especially to folks who are thinking of visiting. Over the years, our city has unfortunately experienced some dark moments, but I feel that our residents AND those seeking to get us out of the dark moments need to look to the future instead of dwelling on the past. Something that has bothered me for a while, we have this gorgeous amphitheater at the Arts Park, yet it seems that it is not utilized in a very productive way. I am continuing to develop my company, Rock Cousteau, with the idea that some way, I will find a way to make the amphitheater as productive as possible. Finally, my husband and I have always believed that having large retail store chains (in addition to Target and Kohls) alongside local small businesses, would ultimately be the way for the entire city to benefit. What is your family’s favorite leisure activity in Hollywood? Eating breakfast at JP’s, going to the beach, bike riding and enjoying the many beautiful parks that our city has to offer.
Dori Lynn Neuwirth -Gottzmann
What do you love about living in Hollywood? I’ve basically lived in Hollywood all my life. I went to New Orleans for college and spent the decade after that travelling for work and pleasure, but I’ve always considered Hollywood home. Having grown up here, I’m fortunate to be able to maintain friendships with many of the people with whom I went to school. But through my involvement with the Hollywood Women’s Club, the Hollywood Scholarship Foundation and the Ladies of the Lakes, I’ve met so many AMAZING women in the last 10 years. These women are committed to improving our community and work tirelessly to do so. So I would say that one of the things I love most about Hollywood is the dedicated women (and men!) who live here.
for you, whether it’s exercising, engaging in your favorite hobby or just talking to a friend. For me, practicing yoga at YogaOne and at the Hollywood Beach Community Center has definitely helped me to stay balanced and positive. I also love to read and have belonged to a book club for the past few years. Both are great escapes from the various aspects of life that can be stressful. What do you think needs improvement in Hollywood, and what, if anything, are you doing to improve it? I often get frustrated with the fact that various city leaders and staff seem to want to change what I think is unique about Hollywood: our small town charm. It seems to me that many people want to bring development to the city that will make us more like our neighbors to the north and south. If I wanted to live in Miami or Fort Lauderdale, I would move there! We need smarter fiscal policies so that the City doesn’t have to encourage the building of a seventeen story building in the center of our beautiful beach. And spending city money to improve private properties in order to encourage more and larger development, while cutting back or eliminating various city services, makes absolutely no sense to me. We need to be more focused on quality of life issues. Development is not always the answer and can bring with it it’s own problems.
Tell us a little about your family life. Gary and I have been married for seven years. We were actually married by one of my fellow “Real Housewives of Hollywood,” Khila Khani. We don’t have any children, but we plan to be foster parents someday. Tell us about your professional life, and what are your career plans for the future? My husband and I, along with his brother, own Gottzmann and Associates, a property and casualty insurance agency. I’m very proud of the fact that we’ve been able to save many of our friends and family thousands of dollars on their home and auto policies. It’s a great feeling to be able to help others through our professional work. I’m also very proud to be the third generation involved with the Atlantic Sands Beach Suites, a Superior Small Lodging on Hollywood Beach that’s been in my family for over 50 years. I LOVE helping our visitors have the best possible experience in Hollywood. Once people discover our beach, they rarely want to go anywhere else. These two “jobs” actually have some interesting intersections as we also insure many of the other Superior Small Lodgings in Hollywood and throughout the state. Are you involved in any nonprofit work in the community? Over the years, I’ve had an opportunity to be involved in many
of our area’s incredible non-profits, including Kids In Distress, the Art and Culture Center and the Broward Outreach Center, where I served as a board member. My most meaningful volunteer experience came through Big Brothers, Big Sisters. I became a “Big Sister” to an incredible young lady who was a junior bridesmaid in our wedding and who is now a sophomore at Temple University. I actually just came back from visiting her. Being her “Big Sister” has been incredibly rewarding. I also try to help other local students through the Hollywood Scholarship Foundation. Every year, I go back to my alma mater, South Broward High School, to interview seniors who need help paying for college. I am always amazed at the accomplishments of these young people, usually under very difficult circumstances. I only wish we had more funds available for them. Additionally, I’m on the state board of the Superior Small Lodging
Association and on the national board of the Tulane Alumni Association. How do you stay grounded and balanced? I think it’s important to spend a little time everyday doing something that’s just
What is your family’s favorite leisure activity in Hollywood? Definitely eating out. I don’t cook so we’re either dining in a restaurant on the beach or downtown, or heating up leftovers from a previous meal out. We also love walking on the boardwalk.
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rotAry AUction 7-11 p.m. thursday-friday and 5 p.m. saturday until all items are sold; 2439 taylor st.
The Hollywood Rotary Club Foundation Charity Auction presents its 55th annual event. Join the fundraising effort for the new Bill and Alice Foster Scholarship Fund. The annual barbecue is from noon-5 p.m. Saturday. information: 954-921-4500
relAy for life 6 p.m., ArtsPark at young circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.s. 1
The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life helps communities fight back against the disease, celebrate those who have battled cancer and remember loved ones lost. Activities continue overnight into Saturday morning. information: 786-443-1252 or relayforlife.org/ hollywoodfl
nocHes De AcAPUlco 8 p.m., ArtsPark Amphitheater, Hollywood Blvd. & U.s. 1
The 11-piece Mariachi ensemble performs for all ages as part of the free ArtsPark Live! concert series. information: 954-921-3500
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8 p.m., ArtsPark Amphitheater, Hollywood Blvd. and U.s. 1
Contemporary African music is the star of this evening’s free ArtsPark Live! concert series. The group blends unique sounds of Afrojazz, Afrofusion and world beat to reflect members’ heritage in Kenya and Tanzania. information: 954-921-3500
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Take in an eclectic mix of blues, rock and soul as part of the free ArtsPark Live! concert series. information: 954-921-3500
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6:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hollywood Beach Broadwalk
This 5K walk creates awareness about cystic fibrosis and raises funds to support the foundation’s programs and services. Meet to begin the walk at North Beach Park, State Road A1A and Sheridan Street. You’ll head south to Beach Theatre and return. information: Jennifer Tate, 954-7395006, Ext. 20
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Past and present converge as the Dream Car Classic Car Show rolls into downtown Hollywood. The free event offers pre-1980 classic cars, modern classics and custom vehicles from 1981 through today. Includes oldies music and awards, with winners of the People’s Choice for classic and modern classes earning cash prizes. Car show registration is from 8-10 a.m. and costs $10 (participating vehicles enter at 20th Avenue and Tyler Street). information: 954-214-2457
fUll moon DrUm circle 7-9 p.m., ArtsPark at young circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.s. 1
Take part in a guided drum circle. Meet at the Palm Court (west side). information: 954-926-0204
DAviD sHelley & BlUestone 8 p.m., ArtsPark Amphitheater,
Lu White Combo plays all your favorite rock’n’roll oldies. Pack your blankets, chairs and picnic baskets. The show is part of the Hollywood West Concert Series. information: 954-921-3404
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preparedness raffle and various informational booths. Firefighters and special units will conduct demonstrations with vehicle extraction, fire suppression, K-9 and SWAT, motorcycle units, hazardous materials and fire hoses. information: Tanya Bouloy, 954967-4248
PArty witH A PUrPose 5:30-7:30 p.m., tequila ranch seminole Paradise at the Hard rock Hotel & casino, 5760 seminole way
Join community and business leaders as they network for charity and fun. Drink specials, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, raffles and networking benefit the Humane Society of Broward County. Entrance fee is $10, and 100 percent goes to the Humane Society of Broward County. information: 954-391-5308
cAriBBeAn mUsic fArm 8 p.m., ArtsPark Amphitheater, Hollywood Blvd. & U.s. 1
Jam to the sounds of reggae as part of the free ArtsPark Live! concert series. information: 954-921-3500
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Through May 14: The exhibit is a collection of works inspired by characters from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” and done by students at the Hollywood Academy of Arts & Science.
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Stroll downtown Hollywood and visit the art galleries and businesses showcasing local and regional talent. Participating businesses serve free wine and hors d’oeuvres. information: 954-921-3500 or www.hollywoodcra.org
PsycHic cHiP coffey 8 p.m., seminole casino Hollywood, 4150 n. state road 7
Beginning May 15: Artist Rolando Mecklembourg (Rojmeck) brings you the colors of the Caribbean. Mecklembourg is a self-taught artist born in Haiti. His work displays into August as part of events to celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month. information: 954-921-3500
Internationally acclaimed psychic, medium and paranormal investigator Chip Coffey presents a free show. Coffey has conducted thousands of readings worldwide and has been featured on A&E’s hit television show “Paranormal State” as well as “Larry King Live,” “Good Morning America,” “Tyra” and “Entertainment Tonight.“ Must be 21 to enter. information: 954-961-3220
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Entertainment, including a live DJ, face painting, games, bounce houses and more. information: 954-921-3500
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This annual walk supports the Angelman Syndrome Foundation, which provides education, information and advocacy for those with Angelman syndrome, a neuro-genetic disorder.
Lineup includes Fulanito 740, Jenny Love, La Banda Swing and DNE. information: 201-766-0174
4-10 p.m., Hollywood Beach theatre, Johnson street and the Broadwalk
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and shout to all your favorite Beatle classics as part of the free ArtsPark Live! concert series. information: 954-921-3500
5:30-10 p.m. mondays, the meadow, southwest portion of young circle
Bring your chairs, blankets and, of course, your appetite. information: 954-921-3500
fUntAstic friDAys 5-8 p.m., the meadow, southwest portion of young circle
fUn sHoPs creAtion stAtion 4-5:30 p.m. saturdays, the Artist studio in the pavilion
performances, music and dancing under the stars. Presented by Memorial Healthcare System. monDAys
Music for dancing: May 7: Oscar K. May 14: Guy the Singer May 21: Swell Tones May 28: Miguel & Co. tUesDAys
May 1: Danny Roman — popular May 8: Travis Bridges — smooth jazz May 15: Ruby & Sue — rock, blues and rockabilly May 22: Larry Brendler — pianist and one-man band May 29: InZtant Karma — oldies rock weDnesDAys
May 2: Christopher Dean — delta style soul and blues May 9: Jimmy Piro — classic rock May 16: Shadow Creek — country May 23: Vintage Rock Project — rock’n’roll May 30: Eloquence — R&B, disco and soul information: 954-921-3404
BroADwAlk friDAy fest 7:30-9 p.m., Hollywood Beach theatre, Johnson street and the Broadwalk
May 4: Grant Piper Band — rock & blues May 11: Hollywood Hills Elementary School Choir May 18: Magic Bus British invasion May 25: Turnstiles — A tribute to Billy Joel information: 954-921-3404
Kids of all ages can enjoy free interactive art activities. information: 954-921-3500
May 5: Frank Hubbell — dance May 12: Crisis — classic rock May 19: Tropical Music Festival (4-10 p.m.) May 26: Big City Dogs — rock, blues and Motown information: 954-921-3404
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Gallery exhibitions, live performances and educational programs. information: 954-921-3274
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Bluepoint Ocean Grill hosts April Party with a Purpose to benefit the Russell Life Skills and Reading Foundation PHOTOS BY MELISSA DONALDSON
Party with a Purpose is a monthly networker/fundraiser sponsored by the Hollywood Gazette and hosted at venues located at the Seminole Paradise. Each month local community leaders gather to network and support a different local nonprofit. Aprilâ€™s Party with a Purpose (PWP) benefited the The Russell Life Skills and Reading Foundation. The Russell Life Skills and Reading Foundation helps innercity children by teaching and reinforcing reading skills that are critical for success in life. The event raised nearly a thousand dollars in two hours through admission fees, raffle ticket sales and a silent auction. Entertainment was provided by Jon Saxx (www.jonsaxx.com). Bluepoint Ocean Grill generously provided an abundance of appetizers and attendees enjoyed the cocktail specials. The next PWP is on Thursday, May 17 at Tequila Ranch to benefit the Humane Society of Broward County. 100% of the $10 admission fee is donated to the organization. Supporters of the Humane Society are encouraged to attend. -J.S. For more information visit facebook. com/pwphollywood.
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The Board of Directors of Hollywood’s Diamonds in the Rough Youth Golf Program would like to recognize our past President Kevin Biederman for his outstanding service to the Youth of Hollywood. Kevin has served the program since 2002 in many ways. New President: Victor Green presented Kevin a plaque honoring his four years as President of the Board serving 2008 through May 2012. During his tenure, over 5500 youth from programs such as Boys and Girls Club, Washington Park, and Hispanic Unity have been given the opportunity to learn golf. More important they have been taught the CORE values of the program which include: Honesty, Patience, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Conﬁdence, Responsibility, Good Judgment, and Perseverance.
Princess Princess is a 3 year old Maltese. “She is not just a dog to me she is part of my family, I do not know what I would do with out her,” explains Jessica Verdera. “I have had Princess for three years I got her since she was just 3 months, she is the best dog anyone could have ever asked for. She is just like one of the girls, when ever I have friends over she sits in the middle of everyone and just hangs out. Ever since I got her I take her everywhere with me.”
Hollywood’s Diamonds in the Rough says “Thank You Kevin Biederman”
Princess is very well behaved. She is potty trained, very friendly, she sits, gives paw, rolls over and doesn’t even need a leash to be walked. “She wins everyone’s heart over the minute they see her. What makes Princess stand out from all other dogs is her big heart, just by looking into her big brown eyes you can tell how she feels and see how much she loves you unconditionally,” said Verdera. - Submitted by proud parents Jessica Verdera and Gabriel Sanchez
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Besides his serving Diamonds in the Rough, he also serves on other Boards in the area as well as owning and running his own business; Pest Pro Services. He and his wife, Donna are proud parents of a teenage daughter who also does community service on a regular basis. Kevin will remain an active member of the Diamonds in the Rough Board.
Kevin Biederman’s unselﬁsh devotion to the betterment of Hollywood’s Youth is being recognized by the Board in this public THANK YOU.
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Muzart relocates Downtown, opens July 1 by CARON CONWAY | Lead CorrespondEnt
When The Muzart Konnection owner Tina Buccellato relocated her arts education and enrichment center from Aventura to Downtown Hollywood in 2005, she recognized the area’s potential as an arts and entertainment hub. With the downtown vision now clearly in focus, Muzart is moving to the heart of the historic district. Buccellato signed a lease with Jenel Management, owner of the former bank site at 1946 Harrison Street, on March 23. The leasing agent was Cristina Moinelo, president of CBA Realty & Property Management in Downtown The Muzart Konnection Hollywood. owner Tina Buccellato The Muzart Konnection will continue to operate it its current site at 1205 S. 21st Ave. until it opens its doors at the new location July 1.
Buccellato said the move to a “more visible, more mainstream” downtown location will make it convenient for her customers to enjoy the district’s many offerings, including new restaurants, cafés and live music venues that have opened in recent months. Buccellato continued, “free on-street parking during the daytime hours and the fact that we will be located next to the large municipal garage on 20th and Van Buren Street are conveniences my customers will appreciate.” “I like what I see lately,” said Buccellato, who also serves as Muzart’s executive director. “I’ve always felt connected to this community since the day I came here. I enjoy the concept that is unfolding and being supported by the City, which is centered on the arts and live music, and I want to be a part of it.” The Muzart Konnection serves more than 150 children and adults every week through music, art and movement programs. Offerings include an afterschool program, morning Mommy & Me classes, the Budding Artists Program (BAP) for
preschoolers, Kinder Musik, Music Time, Creative Camp on school holidays, capoeira martial arts classes, yoga classes, computer classes, a dropoff childcare program and the Mothers Art Release Program (MARP), a fourweek workshop course for women who don’t take time for themselves. Muzart also offers customized birthday parties and private lessons for all ages in art, piano and guitar. Registration for Muzart’s popular summer camp program, offered weekly from June 11 through Aug. 17 for ages 2 to 12, is underway. Muzart’s special events include Date Nites for ages 2 and older, featuring dinner, a movie and activities; and Canvas Parties for adults, which include art instruction, a large canvas, art supplies, wine and cheese. For more information on Muzart, call 954-924-1133 or visit www. muzartkidz.net. Program offerings will be available at the current downtown location at 1205 S. 21st Avenue through June. The Muzart Konnection will open at its new location at 1946 Harrison Street on July 1.
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ASAI, Inc., a staffing and recruiting company has recently moved their offices to Downtown, Hollywood. ASAI specializes in providing staff in the following areas: information technology (IT), engineering, accounting and finance, manufacturing, office support, aviation, light industrial, construction, and many others. When clients utilize their services, ASAI essentially becomes their human resource department, relieving businesses of the burdens of hiring, running ads, workers compensation costs, injuries and lawsuits. With over 100 years of combined experience ASAI places employees from temp to hire, permanent placement, employee leasing, and even short term projects. “We have chosen Downtown Hollywood as our home and want to help out local companies by searching and providing them with quality employees as efficiently as possible,” explains ASAI partner Bruce Scissors. “If you have a need for additional employees, to free up down time to concentrate on your core business, ASAI is committed to making hiring seamless and less time consuming.” - J.S. For more information, call Bruce Scissors at (954)589-0574 or toll-free (800)753-1992 or e-mail bruce@ astepabovestaffing.com
Healthcare Advocates Honored at Circle of Friends Luncheon for Positive Impact on South Florida Communities
Dorrie Aber-Noyek with her son and daughter in law. At 105 years-old, Dorrie is a beloved longtime volunteer and a familiar fixture at Memorial Healthcare System, delivering inter-office mail at Memorial Regional Hospital each week. Volunteering for organizations she believes in is something she’s done throughout her long and extraordinary life, which began in Liverpool, England, in 1907. War with Germany forced Dorrie and her two children to emigrate to North America while her husband served in the Royal Air Force. In Toronto, Dorrie began her career as a Red Cross volunteer. When her husband rejoined the family in 1946, they moved to Montreal, where Dorrie enrolled in McGill University and later taught kindergarten. By 1965, the warm weather of South Florida tempted the family to leave the cold Canadian winters behind. They moved to Hallandale, where Dorrie has made her home ever since.
Memorial and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundations recognized a group of deserving individuals with the Spirit of Healing Award and the Wasie Philanthropic Leadership Award during the annual Circle of Friends Luncheon, held at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa on Wednesday, April 18. This year’s Spirit of Healing Honorees included Dorrie AberNoyek, Stuart R. Brown, M.D., Rabbi Robert P. Frazin, D.D., Mark Kukulski and the 2012 Wasie Philanthropic Leadership Award Honoree, Rochelle Jaffe Greenberg. The awards spotlight accomplishments and excellence within individual professions, contributions to the community, or a commitment to the Memorial Healthcare System. Honorees were nominated by members of the Circle of Friends, a group comprised of donors, physicians, executive staff, and board members of the Memorial Foundation and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation. The Foundations provide philanthropic support to supplement the income from payors and tax revenues received by the Memorial Healthcare System. They serve as the central agency through which charitable
Rabbi Frazin and his wife, Penny. Rabbi Frazin has been a key member of the South Florida community for four decades. Previously the regional director of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, now known as the Union for Reform Judaism, he created a new congregation in Hollywood, Temple Solel, which he headed for 37 years and now serves as its founding rabbi emeritus. Rabbi Frazin helped bring about the new Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, speaking to the Broward County Commission in favor of the new hospital’s land use. In addition to his other community activities, Rabbi Frazin generously gave of his time and talents to the Memorial Regional Hospital Clergy Committee and has participated in spirituality dialogue through the hospital’s chaplaincy program.
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Bring out the artist and performer in your child with visual, performing, and interdisciplinary programs at Summer Arts Camp. Each session 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 camps. 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 advanced visual artist, we have 2 weeks of Young Artists Advanced. A limited number of scholarships are available for qualifying families. For more information or to register, visit ArtAndCultureCenter.org or call 954. 921. 3274.
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Gordon Gumshoe, Fairy Tale Detective Sat., May 26, 2012, 2 pm Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, US-1 and Monroe Street (1770 Monroe Street) Poor old Granny can’t tell you her favorite fairytales because someone is stealing the fairytale props! The future of the fairy tale world is at stake and it is up to the title character to set things right. Gordon Gumshoe, Fairy Tale Detective, is out to solve his toughest case ever. Join us for plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs for junior detectives. Free for members, non-members $5 adult, $3 under 13. Tickets may be purchased at the box office 45 minutes prior to showtime. All seats are general admission.
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Chaminade-Madonna announces student iPad program
Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory recently announced its new educational technology initiative, which will place iPads in the hands of all students and teachers beginning in the 2012-2013 school year. The iPad program is the result of the school’s mission to provide a state of the art learning environment that prepares students for the colleges of today and for the careers of tomorrow. “Our Founder, Blessed Chaminade, was insistent that the ‘signs of the times’ be understood in all of his endeavors. Advances in technology are one of the signs of the current times and Chaminade-Madonna is moving ahead to use those advances for the benefit of our students and their abilities to learn,” said President Rev. Larry Doersching, S.M. The administration and faculty are thrilled with the decision to deploy iPads across the school. The program will revolutionize the students’ experience in and out of the classroom and the way the high school’s teachers disseminate knowledge propelling education at Chaminade-Madonna to the next level. The program will utilize the Apple
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Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory recently announced its new educational technology initiative, which will place iPads in the hands of all students and teachers beginning in the 2012-2013 school year.
Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory Principal Teresita Vazquez Wardlow gives students a sneak peek at the Apple iPad.
iPad and the Blackboard Mobile Learn platform giving teachers and students access to course content on the go. Faculty members have already received their iPads, and professional development specifically focused on digital learning began this year and will continue throughout the year and beyond. Students will receive their iPads and participate in a program orientation at the start of the 2012-2013 school year. Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory is also rolling out training
workshops to support teachers with technology-centered curriculum development, installing a campus-wide wireless network, and continuing to expand its online communication tools for students, teachers and parents. For 52 years, ChaminadeMadonna has provided a quality, Catholic education to the South Florida community. For more information about Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory, please visit www.cmlions. org.
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Hurray for HollyWOOF! New Pet Grooming & Boutique opens on Young Circle BY DAVID UDOFF | BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT
HollyWOOF Pet Grooming & Boutuque is a new pet grooming boutique located on Young Circle in downtown Hollywood. Once inside their retail store and grooming salon, you will find a vibrant interior with an incredible inventory of pet merchandise where customers will get more bark for their buck. Owner Jayne Terrault, is originally from Canada and owns another successful pet store in her native country. As an animal lover and an activist, Terrault has been instrumental in shutting down several puppy mills. “The advantage of shopping at HollyWOOF Pet is that our staff is well educated in pet nutrition, products, and customer service since we have ongoing training. My first concern is that any food items we sell are safe for your animal and we personally do the research to make sure each product is nutritious,” said Terrault. In stock are Acana and Orijen, top Canadian organic foods that are grain free and made from fresh regional ingredients. Another popular brand is Blackwood which is all-natural, and nutrient-rich. The foods are simplified for your animal’s diet. Sales employees will also help carry customer’s purchases to their cars. “My store in Canada is celebrating 35 years in business and I have been the owner for 10 years. Since I have a great rapport with our pet suppliers, I can get the best products
JOIN US! The friendly and knowledgeable staff of Hollywoof Pet Grooming and Boutique. Owners Jayne Terrault and Ruben (Rico) Salinas with HollyWOOF’s mascot “WOOFY” make sure customers get more ‘bark for their buck’ at Hollywoof. at the lowest prices to our new customers in Hollywood.” Managers Charlotte Johnson and Aja Freeman are there to help with any questions and a friendly and knowledgeable staff can be expected when visiting HollyWOOF Pet . MERCHANDISE “I was aware there was a need for basic pet supplies in this area and people would have to travel out of their way; therefore, we solved that by opening up a family-operated neighborhood pet store,” said Terrault. “We have everything for your beloved pets from basic to bling and carry an excellent selection for animals in all sizes including
clothing, leashes, collars, pet carriers, bedding, toys, savory treats and quality dog and cat food.” Several displays show colorful pet fashions. Jayne’s fiancée and business partner, Ruben “Rico” Salinas, is from Bolivia and he and his Mom created a unique line of handmade pet clothing for both male and females. GROOMING FULL SERVICE SALON Hollywoof Pet groomers are certified, and experienced, each with up to 12 years of experience. Full grooming services dogs AND cats include: Bathing, shampooing, trimming, flea and tick dips. For those dogs that enjoy pampering, “nail pawlish” and other specialties are offered. There is a supervised free roaming area for the animals after they are groomed. For added convenience, customers can bring their dogs or cats to the new boutique, leave them for “nose to toes” grooming, have lunch or go shopping and return and pick up their pets afterwards. All
wine and cheese animals are welcome, reception with from scruffy to fluffy! Mayor Peter Bober “Since we will Thurs. May 3rd not be selling live from 5-7 pm animals, we plan to Grand Opening work with several Sat., May 5th rescue adoption shelters 11am – 4pm with a percentage of • Balloon animal our sales going to help makers the facilities find pets • Facepainting a good home,” said • Drinks and Hors Terrault. d’ouvres • 97.3 HollyWOOF Pet The Coast radio is easy to find and is station there from located across from 11 am – 1 pm. ArtsPark on Young Circle at 1820 Harrison Street with plenty of free parking courtesy of the city. For more information, call (754) 4009691 or visit www.hollywoofpet.com or like them on Facebook at ‘hollywoofpet’.
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Medication therapy management services now offered in Hollywood BY DAVID UDOFF | BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT
Bridging the gap between you and your health care provider, Pharmaceutical Care Associates is a new business in Hollywood that helps patients manage their medications and coordinates them with their physicians. Dr. Latrice Roebuck, Pharm D., is a licensed pharmacist from Florida and a graduate of Nova Southeastern University. She currently works at a local hospital in the ICU. Roebuck is an advocate for patients who don’t understand their medications, who experience hospitalizations because of their medications, and patients who have difficulty getting their prescribers to address their concerns. “I review patient’s prescription medications, over the counters or supplements and determine if the person is experiencing any drug interactions and if there are any prescription duplications. Maybe a patient is experiencing a condition that has not been recognized by their physician; I can help in all of these areas,” said Dr. Roebuck. Often a patient is seeing more than one doctor for various conditions. “The role I want to play is advocate. I contact the primary physician to review their patient’s medication history and reconcile their
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line for their prescriptions. Patents may be reluctant to talk because others might be listening.” As a licensed professional, Dr. Roebuck acts as a liaison by talking with your doctors. In addition, after a consultation, the patient becomes better prepared to ask their doctors questions on their meds, what is necessary, tests and monitoring.
Consumers know how expensive prescription drugs are these days. “A person may not be able to afford their medications and they might want to apply for a manufacturer’s sponsored program. I can help patients complete the documentation and submit the forms to see if they are eligible for these medications at a reduced price or free of charge,” said Dr. Roebuck.
At the initial consultation, Dr. Roebuck reviews with the individual all of the medications they are currently taking and she makes a detailed list noting the prescribing doctors. “I ask the patient the following questions: What are their feelings about their medications and the daily routine, why they are taking them, how they feel physically, and if they are experiencing any side effects.” At the follow-up consultation, Dr. Roebuck has done the research and looked at all of the drug interactions. Medication loads can often be reduced. “I will never advise a patient to stop taking their medications,” assures Dr. Roebuck. “I will make a recommendation to the patient and will contact their physician to discuss my findings. I want to make sure everyone is on the same page.”
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The advantages of visiting Pharmaceutical Care Associates is that Dr. Roebuck can spend more time reviewing a person’s medicine profile compared with talking to a busy pharmacist at a drug store. “I try to make it a very private and comfortable setting. I understand when a patient goes to Walgreen’s or CVS, the privacy factor is sometimes lacking with people waiting in
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Remodeling: The advantages of hiring a trained professional By Marcy Gordon
Expanding, remodeling and updating property requires training and expertise to do it properly. Reality television often portrays massive design and construction projects as simple, requiring only a couple of days and a few words of guidance from an expert. However, successful, efficient and gratifying remodeling results from experienced collaboration and planning. Save Time, Save Money, Have Your Own Advocate Hiring a trained design professional can save a lot of time and money. The designer becomes an advocate to assist homeowners throughout the entire process. Designers know new materials and receive training to find the perfect products for a project, within the balance of a wants versus needs analysis and within a budget. They then integrate the result of this analysis
with the technical components required for the project. Color, finishes and furnishings are usually considered during the concept of a remodel, but things that are often not taken into account are plumbing, HVAC, electric, energy and structure. Aesthetics is only one component. At the conclusion of a project, everything should function comfortably and safely according to specific needs. Having a design professional trained in all of these matters avoids pitfalls. Professionals know the right questions to ask about safety and code specifications. They are trained to analyze and design with appropriate measures for electrical, plumbing, A/C and structural support. Have a Plan Design professionals are trained in space planning and will ultimately prepare a set of plans for the project. Investing in a set of design plans is probably the most important decision
one can make before hiring someone to remodel any part of their space. It is a road map to get started in the right direction. Without proper plans, one cannot solidify the outcome of the project. A set of schematic design plans also allows for an itemized list of selections in each area and can be independent of the construction itself, which is often perfect for those who just want to explore options. ArcUrb Design Build, Inc. ArcUrb Design Build is a fullservice Florida licensed architecture and interior design/build business, servicing both residential and commercial clients. ArcUrb works with their clients to conceive the best project for their needs, reminding clients to “Design Smart Build Efficient.” A design professional from ArcUrb will meet with potential clients on site to learn more about goals
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Signature Internet Café is ‘winning’ over local seniors BY CARON CONWAY | LEAD CORRESPONDENT
Signature Internet Café in Dania Beach is much more than just a convenient place to hang out and sip a cup of coffee while checking email or surfing the Net. The new business, which opened March 30 at 423 E. Sheridan St. in Sheridan Square, combines elements of three booming enterprises—Internet cafés, office services and promotional sweepstakes games—in one unique concept. Signature Internet Café features 25 state-of-the art, user-friendly computers on which customers can purchase Internet time at $12 an hour, or $3 for every 15-minute interval. Black-andwhite and color copying, scanning, faxing and notary services are also available. In addition, special computer software allows Internet users to participate in a variety of sweepstakes games, a type of promotion designed to introduce people to Signature Internet Café’s services and reward them for their business. Sixteen different
games—including video poker, keno and slot or “reel” games—are offered, with winnings placed on a plastic card and redeemable for cash or additional Internet time. “They resemble games that people would find in a casino or pari-mutuel,” said Signature Internet Café owner Michael Hlavsa. Sweepstakes games, however, are not considered gambling and are completely legal activities because there is no consideration involved. As with the popular McDonald’s Monopoly game, for example, participants do not pay directly to enter the game. When Signature Internet Café patrons purchase Internet time, they receive free tokens for sweepstakes game play. Hlavsa stressed that Internet access and office services are the café‘s primary focus. “We want to be the neighborhood office connection for everybody. It’s a service to the community,” said Hlavsa, a certified public accountant and certified internal auditor. Each Hewlett-Packard all-in-one computer features a large 24-inch
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Stylish children’s boutique finds it’s home on Harrison Street by david udoff | business CorrespondEnt
L & L Tiny Treasures is a new children’s boutique in Downtown Hollywood. Once inside this upscale shop on Harrison Street, you will discover new and previously adored children’s fashions, décor, accessories and an imaginative Mommy & Me program. This is a family run business with Rita Santos, her husband Gerald Lakin, and their grown children. They also have two younger twin daughters named Leighton and London, accounting for the store’s name. You will love shopping here and discover a warm and friendly ambience. The modern interior is soothing with lilac walls and an attractive presentation of merchandise. This is more than a children’s clothing store but also an amiable meeting place for parents who share those precious moments in watching their babies grow up and interact with other toddlers. Rita knows how fast babies outgrow their clothes, seemingly every other month. The clothing selection is clean and tidy. Fashions are affordable with prices to fit everyone’s pocket book. Gently adored clothes are hardly worn and in mint condition…. a main reason parents prefer buying these items at half the price of new ones. “I have five girls and have spent my life buying tutus and hair bows so I enjoy
finding great collections for boys. I have incredible lines such as Nano and the prices are amazing.” Rita is very selective of what merchandise comes in and displayed in her boutique, whether its clothing, strollers or cribs. Consignment items have to be very clean and well cared for. “We do have a wish list and parents who are interested in selling or leaving items on consignment can call for an appointment,” Rita said. When a mother is pregnant, typically the family will buy too many clothes in one size and often Grandma usually opens her wallet and goes a bit overboard. “Some of our items that don’t make it for resale, we donate to the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood.” unique gifts & Accessories If you are looking for something different in a nice gift, make sure to ask about the fun accessories; such as banks in the shape of footballs, baseballs, and roller skates. Most of the gift items can be personalized with your child’s name. A line of educational toys are also available. “Since my wife Rita would have to travel a distance with our twin daughters for the Mommy and Me classes, we became inspired and opened our store in Hollywood where there are lots of young families,” said Gerald Lakin. Clothing lines include: Ruffle
Rita, Gerald and twin daughters Leighton and London in their newly opened store on Harrison Street in Downtown Hollywood. Butts, Rugged Butts and Preemie-Yums (premature infant clothing that is delivered to Joe DiMaggio NICU if requested). In addition, the store carries BabyGanics the safe and natural cleaning products. programs for parents L&L Tiny Treasures is currently hosting two programs for parents and thier children at the location. Programs For Parents: Circle time with Ms. Sue, classes our from ages 3 months to 3 years. Mommy and me classes our from ages 3-9 months & 9-18 months.
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Broward County talks trash: new waste disposal contract negotiations to conclude May 8
By Buddy Nevins, Special to the Gazette BrowardBulldog.org Deputy Broward County Attorney Noel Pfeffer makes a point while Solid Waste Director Elliott Auerhahn listens during negotiations over new waste disposal contract. The promise of the lowest price for waste disposal could be thwarted by a lastminute demand from top Broward County administrators. The county was in the throes of negotiating a multi-million dollar waste disposal contract when suddenly the government issued a requirement that any company must provide a list of disposal sites. “This is a big issue, a very big issue… Cities will have problems if they don’t know where their garbage is going,” Thomas Hutka, Broward’s public works director, explained during contract negotiations in late April. Newcomer Sun/Bergeron immediately complained that the new mandate favored Wheelabrator Technologies, the Waste Management subsidiary which has held a near monopoly on Broward’s waste disposal for over 20 years and already owns a landfill and a pair of waste-to-energy plants here. “When Wheelabrator won this contract 20 years ago, they didn’t have a disposal site. We are newcomers,” said Aleida “Ali” Waldman, Bergeron’s general counsel. Sun/Bergeron Vice President Phil Medico contended residents and businesses could get a better deal by disposing of the waste in whatever facility has the best price rather than tie themselves to one site for five years. Under Sun/Bergeron’s proposal, waste would be sent to various transfer stations around Broward and then sorted through for recyclable material. Anything that could not be recycled would be trucked to yet-unnamed disposal sites. Wheelabrator proposes to continue disposing waste in its two company-owned existing sites. The waste is minimally processed for recyclables and is either burned or buried – in a landfill along Florida’s Turnpike in North Broward or in an incinerator just south of Interstate 595 in Davie. The burned trash at both locations is used to generate electricity. The sites were built in the late-1980s under a contract with Broward County that will expire in 2013. Under its current agreement, Wheelabrator handles the disposal for 26 of Broward’s 31 cities. Waste removal involves two separate jobs. A hauler has a franchise with each city to pick up waste at homes and businesses. That waste is then hauled to a disposal site that tacks on a fee. The hauling and disposal fees are generally rolled into one fee paid by residents and business owners. The current negotiations involve only disposal, but it is a contract worth tens of millions of dollars over five years. Negotiators are working over details of the contract at this point and no final prices have been set.
DEAL TO MAKE OR BREAK TRASH MONOPOLY With the end of its contract on the horizon next year, Wheelabrator at first proposed extending its monopoly for 20 years through 2033. Sun/Bergeron saw an opening and launched a lobbyist effort to block the renewal of the contract. The lobbying worked. Enough cities, and eventually the Broward County Commission, voted to reject renewal with Wheelabrator. They gambled that better rates could be obtained by pitting Wheelabrator against Sun/ Bergeron in competitive bids. Miramar agreed to be the first city to ask for competitive bids from the two disposal companies. Wheelabrator’s bid was $52.50 per ton, compared with Sun/Bergeron’s $43.25 per ton. Sun/Bergeron got the nod, and a deal is being negotiated. The negotiations by the county and other cities is their attempt to finetune the Miramar bid to see if an even a better deal can be reached. Sun/Bergeron is a joint venture, which is headquartered in Davie in an industrial area near I-595. Sun Recycling, the operating partner, is a subsidiary of the veteran waste company Southern Waste Services of Lantana. Bergeron Environmental and Recycling is the latest venture of Broward entrepreneur Ron Bergeron, who is already a dominant force in road building, storm recovery, real estate and rock pits. Medico, a long-time waste industry executive, is the chief negotiator for Sun/ Bergeron. Medico told county negotiators that “supply and demand” would lower the price over the next five years because numerous new waste disposal sites are expected to open in South Florida, and there would be a “surplus of opportunities to dispose of waste.” There are sites in Miami-Dade, Lee and Okeechobee Counties. Palm Beach County is building a waste-to-energy incinerator that is scheduled to go online in 2015. Any site picked by Sun/Bergeron – like all legal disposal sites in Florida – would have gone through a rigorous permitting procedure by the state. “Any waste will have a final resting place in a legally permitted class one facility,” Medico said. MISSED OPPORTUNITIES? Speaking to negotiators in late April, Medico warned that Broward should not make the same mistake it did in the 1980s by binding disposal to one company’s sites. The county missed opportunities to lower prices because “you were tied up in a 25-year monopoly. You didn’t have a choice” about what sites to use, Medico said. Under the rules of the negotiating sessions, each company gets a day to be grilled and explain its position on why they should be chosen to dispose of Broward’s waste. The discussion of the sites came on Thursday, April 26 when county staffers and two city managers – Lee Feldman of Fort Lauderdale and David Rivera of Coconut Creek – were going over Sun/Bergeron’s proposal line-by-line.
Thursday, April 26 was Sun/Bergeron’s day to be questioned. Wheelabrator’s Vice President of Operations Bill Roberts and Senior Legal Counsel Emily Kahn sat in the audience taking notes. In an interview earlier with Broward Bulldog at Wheelabrator’s sprawling computerized incinerator plant in Davie, Roberts made his case for his company to continue the contract. “We have a proven technology that’s reliable…The infrastructure exists. These facilities are strategically located,” Roberts said. He added that having the disposal sites in Broward contributed $23 million in wages, goods and services and other indirect spending to the county’s economy. He said disposing waste locally takes vehicles off the road because it doesn’t have to be transported to another county. “Our system has worked very well for 20 years,” he said. The county led negotiations are scheduled to conclude and go to the County Commission for its approval by May 8. On paper, the negotiations only involve the small slice of Broward that is unincorporated, but several cities are expected to piggyback on the agreement, hence the presence of Feldman and Rivera. Deputy County Attorney Noel Pfeffer, who is leading the negotiations, said the company that is chosen is expected to go out and sell the agreement to the 26 cities now using Wheelabrator. “There will be some period of time (built into the final contract) for the company to go out and market the agreement,” he said. COMPETITION AND LOWER RATES Competition has already driven down the price of disposing of garbage in Broward. More price pressure is likely. For instance, there is an overcapacity at Wheelabrator’s South Broward waste-to-energy plant. The plant was built to handle 1.5 million tons a year. A few years ago it was processing 1.2 million tons. Today, it’s just 900,000 tons due to the failure to forecast increases in recycling and the struggling economy. “In the end, they have to have waste to keep that facility going. If they lose this contract and aren’t getting enough waste, they’ll cut the price and accept waste from other counties,” predicted a waste industry source. Roberts confirmed that Wheelabrator’s local facilities would have to take waste from other counties if they failed to get enough from Broward. One company that could conceivably help fill Wheelabrator’s plant is Sun/Bergeron, if rates drop far enough. Sun/Bergeron would collect the waste at transfer stations in Davie and elsewhere, then send it to the plant for disposal. “We have a contract with them for disposal in other places,” Medico said.
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Making Changes that Last: 3 Critical Questions by Shondelle-Solomon-Miles So last month I discussed that it is fear and not lack of motivation that stops you from consistently working or taking the steps towards improving your health and fitness. And I said the solution is simple: act in spite of your fear; and your fear will lose its power. So, now you’re ready to act. You’re ready to get fit and healthy and change your life. Right? So where do you begin? Join a gym, start another diet, hire a trainer, dust off your workout DVD’s? Not quite yet. There are a few more things you’ll need to have complete clarity on, before you dust off those sneakers, call your trainer or fire up that DVD player. I want you to grab a piece of paper and answer these 3 questions RIGHT NOW. Don’t wait until later because you won’t do it. Do it NOW and write it down! Question 1. 1. What is the SPECIFIC outcome you’re after and why MUST you achieve it now? Not, why you should, or could, or would ‘like to’ but absolutely MUST aaccomplish. Do you sort of want to get into shape, or do you absolutely have to lose the weight? Does dropping a few pounds sound nice, or is living another day in your current body absolutely unbearable? In order to make a lasting change you must be convinced that the time has come NOW, and you must also know EXACTLY the outcome that you expect. Do you want to lose 30 pounds, fit back into your size 6 jeans, or simply get off your blood pressure medications before the end of the year? Whatever it is, write it down, along with why you MUST achieve it NOW. Question 2. What will be the consequences if you DON’T achieve this outcome? In other words, where will you be 1, 3 or 5 years from now if you continue living
in fear and doing (or not doing) what you know you MUST do? Will it be a heart attack, lower self esteem, poor QUALITY of life, divorce, disease, or perhaps even death? You’ve probably heard that humans are motivated by two things: 1) to avoid pain and 2) to gain pleasure. If there’s something you want to do but are not doing, you’re associating more pain to the ‘doing’ than to the ‘not doing’. In other words, the inaction is less painful than the action’. You’ve got to reverse that. When you want to change a behavior pattern the key is to associate pain with the behavior that you don’t want and pleasure with the behavior that you do want. What is the PAIN you will experience by NOT taking action and making your health and fitness a priority. What do you REALLY have to lose? Don’t sugarcoat this.
USPS to collect non-perishable food donations Sat., May 12 On Saturday, May 12, the United States Postal Service will team up with its letter carriers to conduct the annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive in Hollywood and across the nation to collect food donations. “The Postal Service is pleased to continue supporting the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) as we enter our 20th year together to help Stamp Out Hunger in America,” says Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. “I am confident the 2012 campaign will be our best ever because the need continues to grow.” Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Stamp Out Hunger food drive is the nation’s largest single-day food drive, having collected more than one billion pounds of food since its inception in 1993. In 2011, generous Americans donated 70.2 million pounds of food, which marked the eighth consecutive year that at least 70 million pounds
were collected. Helping Stamp Out Hunger is as easy as checking your mailbox. Just leave a bag of nonperishable food where your letter carrier normally delivers your mail on Saturday, May 12. Your letter carrier will then pick up and deliver the food to a local food bank. Examples of non-perishable items include: canned soup, canned meats and fish, canned vegetables, fruits and juices, boxed goods (such as cereal) pasta and rice. For more information about the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, ask your letter carrier, contact your local post office or visit either www. helpstampouthunger.com or www. facebook.com/StampOutHunger, and follow the drive at www.twitter.com/ StampOutHunger.
Question 3. What are at least two habits you MUST acquire and two habits you MUST give up in order to achieve your outcome? Do you need to wake up earlier, pack your own lunch, skip Happy Hour, watch less TV, eat more vegetables, get a new spouse (just kidding, but could be true). The bottom line is your current habits are creating your current results. Chang your habits, change your results, and ultimately, change your life. It’s really that simple. Not easy, but simple, and definitely worth it! Once you’ve got these three questions answered, you’re ready to take action. Next month, I’ll be sharing with you what to focus on first, but if you don’t want to wait that long, call or email me, and my team and I will help you get started on your journey to a healthy and fit life! Shondelle Solomon-Miles is the owner of Synergize Home of CrossFit 954. You can reach her or schedule a FREE consultation by visiting www. CrossFit954.com or by calling 954924-4465.
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NEWS FROM THE GREATER HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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he chamberâ€™s annual Expo Alfresco event was a rousing success. The perfect Chamber of Commerce weather brought in an estimated crowd of over 2,000 people for this food tasting and networking event, which has been going strong for almost two decades. Held in ArtsPark at Young Circle, the event featured dozens of restaurant booths dishing out samples of their delicious fare, wine-tasting opportunities for the grownups and a variety of fun-filled childrenâ€™s activities. In total, close to 100 local businesses had booths at the event, giving event-goers the opportunity to learn more about the services and products they offer.
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Did you know that your membership in the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce helps you connect with more than 1,000 business professionals each year? And, did you know that our chamber offers more than 200 networking opportunities annually? These are just a couple of the benefits of chamber membership. Other benefits include:
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n keeping with Earth Month, the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce recently adopted a recycling program that will enable almost all of its trash to be recycled; only food waste will be disposed of in the traditional method. This easy-to-implement change – which came about as a direct result of a presentation made by the Go Green Initiative group – the chamber will enjoy a savings of more than 50% in waste pick-up expenses. We encourage all businesses to look into recycling their trash!
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City of Hollywood to Strengthen Taft Street Sewer Main The City of Hollywood Department of Public Services will begin strengthening a section of the 48-inch sewer force main that runs along Taft Street. The entire project is expected to be completed in June 2012. The section of pipeline to be worked on is located between the Florida East Coast (FEC) railway tracks and North Park Road. It is part of the primary line connecting west Hollywood, eastern Pembroke Pines and parts of southern Broward County to the Southern Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in Hollywood. Motorists vehicular speed will be reduced within the construction area. Any private property, such as swales, lawns or driveways, damaged as a result of the construction work will be restored to original condition at no expense to the home or business owner. To ensure any and all damage is addressed, prior to the commencement of the project, work crews will videotape the area where construction work will take place. The residents of homes whose driveways are affected by the construction work are encouraged to use the alley behind their homes to park their vehicles during this project.
Utilities services such as garbage pickup, water and sewer should not be affected during the project. However, residents who live at the following properties along North 31 Road - 1647, 1643, 1639 and 1635 - are asked to place their garbage disposal bins in the alley behind their homes so that construction workers can provide assistance with garbage pickup. City staff and consultants evaluated several options, and selected the best options to minimize the impact of this project to area residents, businesses and organizations.
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By Jennifer Sandomir Music 4 Miracles (M4M), a local non-profit organization whose mission is to raise financial support for children battling cancer and to provide them an education through the art of music, recently found a sponsor for Faith, an 8-year-old child battling Leukemia. M4M President
Kristi Huddleston first met this special child while visiting JDCH on Valentine’s Day. Music 4 Miracles brought in volunteers to play music for the children and to dress them up like rock stars. “Faith melted the hearts of us all that day,” says Huddleston. Faith asked Kristi if she could join M4M’s “Harmony Hope” music education program, which provides children battling cancer an instrument of their choice plus one year of private music lessons in the comfort of their home during their battle with this life threatening disease. Many of the children have waited almost a year before M4M found them sponsors, but fortunately for Faith, Seminole Tribal member,
Mr. Jim Osceola agreed to give this child the gift of music and presented a sponsorship check to M4M and Faith at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital on Friday, April 6th. World renowned guitarist, AJ Nillo autographed one of his signature guitars for her and when he is not out on tour he will be home in South Florida to teach Faith how to play the guitar in hopes of inspiring her through the art of music while she battles cancer. AJ has toured with artists such as Shakira, Jon Secada, Taylor Dayne, KC and the Sunshine Band and currently plays with grammy-award winner, Joss Stone. Music 4 Miracles is hosting their 3rd annual “Harmony Hope” benefit concert Friday, May 18th at Paradise Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino from 7-10:30 p.m. with live performances from NBPS Jazz Band, 100 Proof and Emily Brooke. For more information, to donate or to order tickets, visit www. music4miracles.org or call Kristi Huddleston at 954-529-3330.
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Miami Dolphins legend Jason Taylor to be honored at 15th Annual Cuisine for Art fund-raiser on Thurs., May 17 Miami Dolphins legend and former National Football League All-Pro Jason Taylor will be honored for his contributions to South Florida at this year’s Cuisine for Art fund-raiser slated for Thursday, May 17 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Benefiting the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, this event features elected government officials and community leaders serving as celebrity waiters. This year’s celebrity waiters are: Hon. Patricia Asseff, City of Hollywood commissioner; John Benz, senior vice president and chief strategic officer, Memorial Healthcare System; Hon. Richard Blattner, City of Hollywood commissioner; Hon. Peter Bober, mayor, City of Hollywood; Marc Cannon, senior vice presidentcorporate communications and public policy, AutoNation; Hon. Beam Furr, City of Hollywood commissioner; Hon. Joe Gibbons, Florida State Representative; Michael Goodman, partner, Bitner Goodman; Hon. Sue Gunzburger, Broward County commissioner; Hon. Evan Jenne, Florida State Representative; Jen Klassens, vice president-programs, The Wasie Foundation; Phil Madow, president, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; Jason Martinez, WPLG Local 10 morning and noon news anchor; Vanessa Medina, WSVN 7 reporter; Hon. Heidi O’Sheehan, City of Hollywood commissioner; Diana Pittarelli, president, Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce/ realtor associate, First Colonial Realty; Carole Pumpian, president, Hallandale Beach Chamber of Commerce/president, CPumpian PR; Trina Robinson, NBC6 news anchor/meteorologist; Fran Russo, City of Hollywood commissioner; Hon. Elaine Schwartz, Florida State Representative; Linda Sherwood, vice mayor, City of Hollywood; Hon. Eleanor Sobel, Florida State Senator; and Brent Spechler, chairman of the board, Broward Boys and Girls Club/president/ founder, WorkNet Network, Inc. Cuisine for Art Event co-chairs are Jules Meyer, Susan Renneisen, and Anna Smith. The party kicks off at 6 p.m. with wine and vodka cocktails courtesy of Southern Wine and Spirits and delicious signature hors d’oeuvres. Following will be a sit-down dinner featuring petite filet mignon and roasted salmon, awards presentation, a silent and live auction of one-of-a-kind items, a raffle for
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Miami Dolphins legend Jason Taylor is being honored at the 15th Annual Cuisine for Art fundraiser for his contributions to South Florida. prizes, and entertainment by Rock With U. Event sponsors at this time are Bitner Goodman, Florida Power & Light, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Southern Wine and Spirits, and The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa. A former defensive end and linebacker who spent a majority of his 15-year career with the Miami Dolphins, Taylor is sixth in the National Football League (NFL) in sacks with 139.5. He is the all-time leader in fumble return touchdowns with 6. Named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2006, he is a six-time Pro Bowl selection. Taylor retired from the NFL in 2011 and is considered a future Hall of Fame candidate. Off the field, he and his wife Katina founded in 2004 the Jason Taylor Foundation, which aims to improve the lives of South Florida’s children. Taylor has received numerous awards, including the 2007 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, an honor that recognizes both on-field and off-the-field achievement. He also was the runner-up on “Dancing With the Stars Season Six,” which was won by Olympic Champion Figure Skater Kristi Yamaguchi. Cost of this business/dressy casual attire event is $100 per person before or on Monday, May 14; $120 per person after that date and at the door. To reserve your seat, become a sponsor, or receive more information about this event, visit ArtAndCultureCenter.org or call 954.921.3274. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is located at 1 Seminole Way and complimentary self-parking is available in the garage and parking lots.
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By Sara Case and Laurie Schecter The Balance Sheet Blog firstname.lastname@example.org Did you know that the Port Everglades Power Plant is located almost entirely in Hollywood, and that it’s soon to be demolished? At a recent community meeting at Hollywood City Hall, FPL representatives described the company’s plan to replace the archaic oil-burning Port Everglades plant with a modern, much cleaner facility fueled by natural gas. FPL publicity notes that (1) the new structure fits within the existing plant’s footprint, (2) it will have three shorter stacks instead of the four smoking monsters we have today (140′ as opposed to 350′), (3) no new pipeline installation will be required, and (4) the project will create 650 construction jobs. FPL says the new plant will cut carbon dioxide emissions in half and reduce air emissions by more than 90 percent. It is expected to generate power using 35 percent less fuel and will supply enough power for about 260,000 FPL customers. The new plant is scheduled to open in 2016. FPL is seeking project approval now from the State of Florida Siting Board. You can read more about the new plant on this FPL website. This is definitely good news for Hollywood. The source of the natural gas to operate the Port Everglades plant tells the story. Just five or six years ago, energy companies were seeking permission to ship foreign liquified natural gas (LNG) to off-shore locations (e.g., the Bahamas) where a proposed plant would convert the LNG back to gas. An ocean-bottom pipeline was to be constructed from the regasification plant to the vicinity of John U. Lloyd State Park, followed by horizontal directional drilling to get the pipeline under the Intracoastal and then new pipeline construction all the way to the Florida Gas Transmission Line
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FABULOUS SOUTHEAST 4FABULOUS bedroom/ 3SOUTHEAST bathroom CORNER/DIRECT OCEAN CORNER/DIRECT single family home.OCEAN Large 33 Br/3ba +den. Glorious Br/3ba +den. Glorious open floorplan. Family views, excellent condition. views,Large excellent condition. room. screened Offered at Offered at $795,000. $795,000. patio. Huge pool. Fenced backyard. This is a Fannie EXQUISITE 22 STORY EXQUISITE STORY Mae HomePath property. PENTHOUSE HOME PENTHOUSE Purchase this HOME property for FOR 3300 sf. two master suites, 3300 suites, EC as littlesf.astwo 3%master down!This LOWhether huge multi buying huge kitchen, kitchen, multi balconies. balconies. Whether buying or or selling selling SU property is approved for panoramic Intracoastal, R panoramic Intracoastal, HOMES or CONDOS E HOMES or CONDOS Homepath Financing & park light park and and city city light views. views. please HomePath Renovation please call call us us for for aa consultation. consultation. Offered at $910,000. Offered at $910,000. Mortgage Financing.”First look” property.
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ATthis EMERALD Enjoy 5 bedroom, 3 HILLS COUNTRY bathroom home with fenced Unobstructed view of course Unobstructed view of golf golf course New Hills kitchen with granite at Emerald Club. atyard. Emerald Hills Country Country Club. and woodbright, cabinets, new 22 bed Beautiful, updated Beautiful, bright, updated bed 22 appliances. Eat-in-kitchen with bath with den or offi ce. bath with den or office. Spacious Spacious passpatio. thru to dining include and living rear Features huge rear patio. Features include huge area. Garage converted. Large 24x27 ft. great room, kitchen 24x27 ft. great room, kitchen with with screened patio, accordian granite counters, breakfast granite counters, breakfast area, area, shutters, barrel tile roof, formal dining, laundry room, formal dining, laundry room, vaulted vaulted alley rearwood of home. to ceilings, flfloors, extended ceilings, wood oors,Close extended elementary school. Short ride master. approximately 2000 sf. master. approximately 2000 sf.to malls, I-95.tile Callroof today more New barrel and new A/C. New barrel tile roof andfor new A/C. information.pool. Community Community pool.
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