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Lighthouse Christian’s Scholastic Reading Counts Program Lighthouse Christian School’s students are off to a strong start in Reading! Through the Scholastic Reading Counts program, students test on books they have read and earn points based on their comprehension of the book. These students have already achieved the minimum 25-point mark within the first quarter of the school year with nine of them over 100 points!!

Congratulations to Ben Lewis, Gavin Murphy, Lauren Casey, Georgey Lubbers, Lauren DeRochemont, Samantha Handyside, Hunter Lauritano, Kyle Popfinger, Spencer Martin, Emma DeRochemont, Alfie Cordoba, Braden Hannon, Kali Putzig, Dale VanMeter, Thomas Loesel, Jaiden Eberle, Kristian Murphy, Anthony Parra, McKenna Dekkers, Chloe Palmer, Masha Goncharenko, Lauren Mechtly!

Curves of Lighthouse Point Celebrated its 3rd Anniversary Curves of Lighthouse Point celebrated its third anniversary in the Lighthouse Point/Pompano Beach community. As part of the anniversary celebration Curves of Lighthouse Point hosted a Happy Birthday Open House featuring an awards ceremony for their second annual Curves of Lighthouse Point Triathlon. The Curves of Lighthouse Point Triathlon included a two-mile walk, a Zumba class and the 30 minute Curves cardio/strength training Circuit. “We are honored to be part of a program that can help women lead healthier lives,” said Gail Bamman, owner of Curves of Lighthouse Point. “It has been so gratifying to see members boost their self-confidence, drop dress sizes and even reduce medications, as well as make amazing connections within the Curves community.”

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Nautical Flea Market Event in January Lighthouse Point and Pompano Beach have joined together to hold the 24th yearly Nautical Flea Market. This year’s event will be held on January 25 and 26th in the Community Park located behind the Emma Lou Olsen Community Center at 1801 NE 6th Street in Pompano Beach. Here’s your chance to buy anything nautical—from dock boxes to anchors, antique fishing gear to jewelry, boat shoes to scuba fins, outboard motors to canoes—it’s all here and at bargain prices. New & used! Sellers include private parties, dealers and manufacturers with closeout prices. Have a garage full of unused boating gear? Get your own seller space and turn it into cash. Meander along the walkway and visit over 200 vendor displays. Take a break and listen to the steel drum music, enjoy lunch and a cold drink. Be sure to bring the kids; they will enjoy the new Kids Zone and a ride down the large mouth bass slide. The IGFA will be on site with their “Just for kids” fishing clinics, designed to teach kids the basic concepts every good angler should know: fishing tackle, knots and knot tying, casting and fighting fish, ethical angling, and the principles of catch and release. Looking for a new or used boat? See a nice selection of new models from local dealers as well as used boats for sale by owner. Trailers, jet-skis and outboard motors too! Admission is $5 and kids under 12 are free. Sorry, pets are not permitted in the park. For more information visit our website at or call us at 954-946-6419.

Steve Ebert Steven Ebert, 64, of Deerfield Beach, passed away Oct 18, 2013. Beloved husband of Carol Schiltz Ebert, father of Matt Ebert and pre-deceased Jennifer (Joe Michel), siblings Sandy Condray (Gary and family) and Jay Ebert (Polly and family), Brent Harris (nephew) and aunt and uncles. Born in Lexington VA, Steve moved to FL when he was young. Graduate of Pompano High and University of Florida. Steve will be dearly missed by the following organizations: Florida Humane Society (board member), Seafood Festival (boardwalk coordinator) served on Pompano Chamber of Commerce, Woodhouse Board, and was the voice behind the radio of the Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo. For those of you that were lucky enough to know Steve, may his wonderful smile and big heart live forever in your memories. Donations can be made to Florida Humane Society, 3870 N Powerline Road, Pompano Beach 33073 or

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Dear Readers, After eleven and a half years at the helm of “Lighthouse Point Magazine,” I’ve decided to return to my life as musician and writer—and dabble a bit in other fields of interest. The decision was by no means easy for me because my job as editor has given me the opportunity to serve this wonderful community and to work, without question, with some of the finest human beings ever to walk this earth. But the facing of monthly deadlines year after year is a task I needed to eliminate from my life in order to pursue other artistic endeavors. The ride has been a glorious one, and I will continue for a while as consultant for the magazine, so you may be seeing me continuing my role as the usual real pest, buzzing around town for some time to come. Even as editor, I can find no words to express my deep love and gratitude to our staff and all the extraordinary people who were instrumental in making “Lighthouse Point Magazine” one of the finest family magazines published in South Florida. My heartfelt thanks go out to you all! And special thanks to graphic artists Babs Kall and Mike Wall, whose creative genius has shown brightly on every single page, month after month, not to mention their great patience and understanding in dealing with my personal idiosyncrasies. In my eyes, Babs and Mike were not only indispensible to our success, but precious friends who gave their all! From the start, I wanted family news and extraordinary photographs to fill the pages of “Lighthouse Point Magazine.” And, as fate would have it, Debra Todd joined the team and has performed magic with her camera ever since. A sincere thank you, Debra! I’m very happy to report that the new owners of “Lighthouse Point Magazine” are Richard and Susan Rosser, residents of Lighthouse Point for the past 16 years. Both have had extensive experience in marketing and graphic design, having worked with top publications in South Florida. They have two children, Sam, 13 and Zoe, 12. Richard volunteers as soccer coach in the LHP Recreation Leagues and will be a sponsor in the coming season. The Rossers may be contacted at Lighthouse Point Publishing, P.O. Box 5509, Lighthouse Point, FL 33074. Voice & Text: 954-540-5534. Fax: 954-656-1048. Email:, or

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MYSTICAL YUNNAN PROVINCE Wherever you go, go with all your heart. —Confucius

Article and photos by Pam Euston Saturday, July 28 My husband Don and I departed for our trip to China’s most southwestern province, Yunnan. Flying on three airlines from Miami to Los Angeles to Rock formations in the Stone Forest. Beijing for 36 hours, we finally arrived in Kunming, the capital and largest city of the province. Our last visit to China was in 1999 and we were surprised to see more cars than bicycles. Beijing is just as polluted as it was back then, so we were glad we flew on to Yunnan no sign of pollution. Yunnan Province is a land of rain forests, snow-capped Himalayan peaks, rushing mountain rivers and some of the world’s most spectacular scenery, and unusual cultures. Twenty-six of China’s 55

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ethnic minorities make their home here. Yunnan contains half of China’s plant and animal species, including 7,000 endemic plant species and 30 endangered animal species, such as snow leopards, clouded leopards, Yunnan golden monkeys, red pandas, a handful of tigers and about 200 wild elephants. Yunnan means “south of the clouds” and is bordered by Tibet, Sichuan Province to the north, Myanmar (Burma), Laos and Vietnam. The southern part of the province is covered with green mountains, remote cultivated valleys, and forested ridges. It is here that the elephants, tigers, leopards and golden haired monkeys make their home. Many of the people who reside here are extremely poor and over the last decade it has become a heroin and smuggling region. Northern Yunnan lies at the threshold of the Himalayas where China bumps into Tibet. The mountains are bigger here, the landscape is

One of the courtyards at the Landscape Hotel, our home in Dali Gucheng or Dali Old City.

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Helmets on display in the Flying Tigers Museum drier and more rugged, and many of the ethnic minorities here are related to Tibetans. Yunnan is one of China’s poorest provinces. The main industry and crop is tobacco, much of which is grown in the Kunming area. Other important enterprises include pharmaceuticals and phosphorus chemicals. Tourism is becoming more and more important but Yunnan is still a province that few Americans have discovered and that’s unfortunate because it is beautiful and truly off the beaten track. Kunming is known as “China’s City of Eternal Spring,” and is home to seven million people. A city of less than two million is called village in China. It is a lovely city, featuring streets lined with graceful willow trees, camellias, azaleas and magnolias. The cool temperatures and year-long spring weather make it an ideal location to grow flowers which is also a major industry. During World War II, it was the base of the Flying Tigers and the northern terminus of the Burma Road which was the major overland supply route in China after the Japanese took over much of the country’s coast in 1937 and 1938 and blockaded its seaports. The The Flying Tigers Museum in Yunnanyi was Claire Chennault’s home in the village during World War II. Over the years, many of the pilots returned here and wrote notes and messages on the display. Last year, the last Flying Tiger passed away, ending a remarkable era in China and U.S. history. Tuesday, July 30 Our group had found each other in the Beijing Airport yesterday, met our guide Michelle at the Kunming Airport, had lunch, got checked into the hotel, took a much-needed nap, and then took a short walk and had dinner. We had no trouble sleeping since we were exhausted from our long trek half way around the world. Today will be our first day of discovery. Kunming’s history stretches back some 2,400 years, when it was the gateway to the celebrated Silk Road. After breakfast, we boarded our van, driven by Mr. Shu, and set off for the Stone Forest, 78 miles southeast of Kunming. Known since the Ming Dynasty as the “First Wonder of the World,” the limestone karsts here have been sculpted by nature over the course of 270 million years to form great pillars resembling a forest made of stone. The sky was overcast and it looked like we were going to get wet very

soon. No sooner had we started our exploration of the Stone Forest, than it started to pour. It didn’t matter because these towering rock formations were still a sight to behold. The tall rocks seem to emanate from the ground in the manner of stalagmites with many looking like petrified trees, thereby creating the illusion of a forest made of stone. According to legend, the forest is the birthplace of Ashima, a beautiful girl of the Yi people. After falling in love she was forbidden to marry her chosen suitor and instead turned into a stone in the forest that still bears her name. Michelle, a member of the Yi, said that each year on the 24th day of the sixth lunar month, many Yi people celebrate the Torch Festival, which features folk dances and wrestling competitions. We will be able to enjoy this festival in a few days. After lunch, we enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day. We drove back to Kunming and visited beautiful Green Lake, or Cui Hu Park. It was established in the 17th century on the west side of Wuhua Mountain and is sometimes described as a “Jade in Kunming.” The A horse enjoying park consists of a group of breakfast in the four small sub-lakes linked market in Dali. by bridges in the traditional style. What a wonderful afternoon we spent here, following the willow tree-lined walkways, enjoying the brightly painted pavilions on the islands inside the park, photographing lots of beautiful flowers and getting to meet some of the locals up close and personal. The park is very popular with the residents of Kunming and we watched people exercising and dancing. In fact, we joined in several dances and were warmly received by the group who seemed delighted that Americans would want to join them. Talk about a target-rich environment; the park is a photographer’s dream with no end to the subject matter. That evening we went to a nearby restaurant for the specialty of the house: Crossing the bridge noodle soup. This is the “national” dish of Yunnan Province and there are several stories regarding just how this delicious soup came about. One story says that a scholar sent his wife to buy noodles from the other side of a bridge. Another version says that when the wife crossed the bridge carrying the meal in a basket, she tripped and accidentally poured hot broth into a bowl of raw meat. When she opened the basket to have a look, the meat had been boiled and tasted delicious. The main ingredient is rice vermicelli noodles, but the soup also includes raw quail eggs, ham and chicken slices along with vegetables and served very hot. The attendant will start out with a very large bowl of boiling hot noodle Continues on page 12 | Lighthouse Point Magazine


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soup, and will then put the ingredients into the bowl, generally in the order from raw to cooked: meat first, then quail eggs, and then vegetables. Finally, it is ready to eat after adding oil, chilies and vinegar, according to each diner’s personal taste. That evening we went to “Dynamic Yunnan,” a song and dance ensemble that was a wonderful and unique fusion of traditional ethnic folk dance and music and modern choreography. Though there is no single storyline, the performers draw from Yunnan’s rich legends and cultural traditions to express the struggles and aspirations of the human condition. They should be playing Las Vegas! Wednesday, July 31 We were up early and boarded the van to begin our 4-1/2 hour journey to the ancient walled city of Dali. We stopped at a bus stop in the town of Lufeng which advertises itself as “The Dinosaur’s Home Town,” due to the many Daisy and I at the Landscape fossils that have been excavated in Hotel in Dali. She is wearing the traditional costume of this part of China. Almost every the Bai women. house has a dinosaur painted on it. During our stop, some teenagers approached Don and I and asked to take our picture. Apparently, blue-eyed blonds and blue-eyed silver-haired men are a rare sight here and this was the beginning of many such picture-taking requests. We stopped for lunch in the tiny village of Yunnanyi, surrounded by fields of tobacco, and then walked a short distance to where the Flying Tigers had an airfield and hangars. There is nothing here today, only Rooster claws for sale in the Dali fields of tobacco. We visited Flying marketplace, a favorite in China. Tigers Commander Claire Chennault’s home in Yunnanyi — now a museum filled with items and pictures of the Flying Tigers. The town is also home to the Horse Caravan Museum. The “yi” suffix attached to Yunnan refers to courier stations that were set up for the supply of relay horses, or for couriers to have a rest on their way to deliver documents in the old days. Visiting this town is like walking thousands of years back into history. You can see a slate-paved path stretching to the crop fields. The path is pitted with numerous potholes left by horses in ancient times. We visited an 84-year old man, the last villager to work on the

Flying Tigers Air Base. He was just a boy of fourteen when the Flying Tigers and Americans, who came to China to fly against the Japanese during World War II, established an air field here. We departed Kunming at 8:00 am and finally reached Dali at 4:30 pm. Where we met our local guide, Daisy, who is a member of the Bai minority and speaks a different dialect than Michelle. Dali is an ancient walled Our wonderful driver, Mr. Shu. town 250 miles west of Kunming and is truly charming. It is one of the most picturesque destinations in all of China. Flanked on one side by the 13,000 foot Cangshan Mountains and on the other by Er Hai, Yunnan’s second-largest lake, Dali has a location that is rivaled by few other historical sites in the region. And, at an altitude of 6,200 feet, it has a year-round temperate climate. We stayed in the old walled city which is known as Dali Gucheng or Dali Old Town, at the Landscape Hotel which was a lovely little gem. Dali reminded me of Hoi An in Vietnam. That evening we had dinner at a local restaurant and then explored the shops, especially focusing on “Foreigners’ Street,” so named for the throngs The tea ceremony at one of of tourists that roam Lijiang’s oldest tea houses. through all the interesting shops here. We found an ice cream store and had to have dessert. We asked Michelle if they had chocolate to which she replied that they had strawberry and normal which turned out to be vanilla.

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The Berian Family celebrated the Grand Opening of their Indian Motorcycle of Pompano Beach store on October 25th. After the ribbon cutting ceremony with The Lighthouse Point Chamber, Chaplain Rick Braswell recited the opening prayer, followed with praise for Deputy Billings, a BSO Deputy that was gunned down at the Berian's Cadillac Dealership in 2003. The Berians dedicated their Coral Cadillac showroom in his memory. At the Grand Opening ceremony for Indian Motorcycle, the all-new showroom was dedicated to all fallen officers of Law enforcement. In attendance were officers from all local law enforcement agencies, and special recognition was made to the South East Police Motorcycle Rodeo. The celebration went on throughout the weekend with live bands, vendors and a BBQ like no other. CJ and his staff from Bonefish Macs cooked brisket day and night for nearly 4000 guests and proceeds from the event were donated to Big Bike Riders Children's Foundation. Special thanks to the Lighthouse Point Chamber, County Commissioner Chip LaMarca, Assistant Chief, John Auer, Seminole Police Department, Mitchell VanZant, Seminole Police Department. Chaplain Rick Braswell and the staff at Bonefish Macs. Please visit the showroom at Indian Motorcycle of Pompano Beach, 5111 N federal Highway, Pompano Beach, Fl. 33064. Hours: 9:00-7:00 Monday- Thursday, 9:00-6:00 Friday and Saturday, 11:00-3:00 Sunday.

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The 2013 Shining Stars Awards Photos by Art Pollack

Every year there is a list compiled of people in Northeast Broward Community that give of themselves stand out and be noticed. This years honorees are: Captain Wayne Adkins, BSO; Dr. Lyn Allison, Small Business Incubator/CRA; Ruthie Brooks, Balistreri Realty; Anne Brummer, Annual Dinner for the Arts; Elaine Fitzgerald, Vacation Rentals; Frank Furman, Furman Insurance (Founders Award); Karlton Johnson, Ely High School principal; Pompano Beach Junior Life Guard Program; Richard Leys, U.S. Copast Guard Auxiliary and Fred Schoor, Mayor of Light House Point.

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George Minnich, Greater Pompano Chamber Board Chair with the Shining Star recipients Ruthie Brooks, Lighthouse Point Mayor Fred Schorr, Frank H. Furman, Jr. (Founders Award & Stewart Kester Award), Ann Brummer, Elaine Fitzgerald, Karlton Johnson, Dr. Lynn Allison, Broward Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office Captain Wayne Adkins, the team from Junior Life Guard Program Coach Christopher Nowviskie, Julia Schulte and Konnor Katzmark, Junior Lifeguards Program, in front is Richard Leys with Leila Moavero, Shining Stars event chair.

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Jim and Babs Kall have recently stepped up their style of “camping” and brought home a 2014 Airstream. To celebrate, they hosted friends to an Oktoberfest party on a beautiful October full moon night. The theme also was a camp out. The front yard was set up to include two small tents, lots of candles, a chiminea and everyone brought their chairs. “It’s quite a step up from tents to a ‘teardrop’ trailer then on into something as comfortable as a 19' Airstream. This really raises the bar for us,” says Jim. This party was not only fun for all, it’s screaming “road trip” for the Kalls.

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The Thrilling Adventures of Task Man By Alan Williamson

As I picked up the stray piece of shredded cheddar cheese from the kitchen floor, my eye glimpsed something dark and menacing at the base of the refrigerator. Easy does it, I whispered under my breath, edging cautiously closer for a better look. Suddenly, chillingly, the repulsive ugliness of the situation hit me, sending me clattering back against the kitchen cabinets. “Galloping Greyhounds!” I bellowed, for that was my superhero rallying cry when duty called. The dust and crud that had accumulated on the refrigerator vent plate wasn’t going anywhere without a fight. There would be violence and horror and the kind of grunting sounds professional tennis players make when they’re trying to pound the ball. This was no task for an average civilian armed with a common household cleaner. No, my friends, this was a job for…ta-da-da-dut-da-da… Task Man! Now, while some superheroes might regale you with the gory details of the battle that ensued, that’s not how Task Man operates. Suffice it to say that the evil coating of crud that had invaded the refrigerator vent plate was vanquished and all signs of the epic struggle erased. Problem solved. Harmony restored. Best of all, the homeowner, a Mrs. A. Williamson, was left blissfully unaware of the narrowly averted disaster. THAT’S the Task Man way. Quick. Clean. No big scene. But wait. What’s that you say? It really is the gory details you want? Okay sicko, you asked for it. I give you this recent episode from the Task Man case files to satisfy your vile craving. For weeks, a man I will refer to only as “Al Willy” had trouble shaving with his Norelco Reflex Plus electric shaver. The appliance, which normally emitted a robust buzzing sound, was making faint humming noises, not unlike those associated with an aging Paul Simon. A routine grooming task that once took Al Willy only two minutes had now become a five to seven minute skirmish that would often draw blood and leave him visibly shaken and scruffy. Enter Task Man. One night while Al Willy slept, this chore-crushing crusader crept into the bathroom and sprang the Norelco Reflex Plus from an unguarded 24

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medicine cabinet. Prying the triple-headed rotary blade unit from the motor housing, I gasped and staggered back at the putrid proliferation of filth that poured forth. “Galloping Greyhounds!” I roared, though I kept it to a dull roar given that it was the middle of the night and people were sleeping nearby. Each rotary blade was incased in an immovable band of solid filth and shaving stubble, unable to rotate, unable to shave. I wondered: What kind of depraved madman would neglect to clean out his razor for months on end? I thought of taking the shaver into Al Willy’s bedroom and shaking its crude contents down his open mouth while he snored. But Task Man was not there to judge. My job was purely pragmatic. Fill what was empty. Empty what was full. Fix what was broken. With daylight about to signal the dawning of a new day, I finished painstakingly hand cleaning each rotary disc, reassembled the shaver, and went to slip out a side door at the far end of the house. But what’s this? The once steadfast door leading out to the garage was squeaking mournfully, pitifully. Probably hadn’t had its hinges oiled in years. Pulling a small canister of silicone spray from a hidden compartment in my boxer briefs, I took dead aim and doused the shrieking hinges, flicking the door back and forth until it settled into a genial silence. Another job well done. All in a day’s work for the amazing Task Man. Meanwhile, back in the bathroom, a groggy Al Willy plugs his Norelco Reflex Plus into the wall, splashes some pre-shave lube on his face, and begins to work the shaving head across his stubbled cheek. “Galloping Greyhounds!” he exclaims. “It’s a miracle! I’m getting the closest, smoothest shave I’ve had in months!” Feeling a strange bulge in his underwear, he reaches down to find a small, half-empty canister of silicone spray. “Well that’s weird,” he mutters. “How did that get there?” It was a mystery, to be sure, but one that would have to be explored some other time. For the day was new and there were places to go, people to see and tasks to be tackled. Man, were there tasks. LHP

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The holiday season is in high gear, and for many families this means shopping for a Christmas tree. When I was a child, I used to get very sad thinking about all the trees that were cut, but then I learned that Christmas tree farming is big business in many states and considered a renewable resource. Although that knowledge made me feel better, for some, it could still be considered wasteful. If you are one of those people who would rather choose an alternative, there are two options: artificial, or an actual living tree. What probably comes to mind is one of those “darling” little Norfolk Island pines being sold in many chain stores. While these make nice houseplants, unfortunately, they grow to be quite large, and quickly! The result is that they are booted out of the houseplant world and into, (you guessed it) the outside world! Now, our well-intentioned choice for the holidays has turned into an environmental menace! Norfolk Island pines are considered dangerous in the landscape (actually illegal

in some cities) because they grow too tall, and are susceptible to lightening strikes and hurricane damage. Please, if you own one, don’t plant it outside. They just don’t belong in our Florida landscape. Fortunately, there are some really excellent choices for those who wish to have a living holiday tree that can be planted into the landscape, creating a Christmas memory arboretum. Our Florida native, Southern Red Cedar (Juniperus salicicola) is a great choice as is the Arizona cypress (Cupressus arizonica). Both evergreens make a striking, low maintenance addition to the landscape, and are great bird attractors, both for nesting and as a food source. They grow to around 25 feet, prefer full sun and are drought tolerant. Best of all, their pyramidal shape makes the perfect Christmas tree! LHP Garden gate Nursery is located in the Pompano Citi Centre. Donna can be reached at 954-783-GATE, or at

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Fisherman and one of his cormorants, fishing on Er Hai Lake near the village of Shacun.

day by visiting a local market. These always fascinate me. They grow one crop of rice a year along with corn and tobacco. Winter crops that are grown around Dali are broad beans and wheat. Everyone was building torches for the aforementioned Torch Festival that will take place tonight. Our main destination today is to the village of Shacun on Er Hai, meaning â&#x20AC;&#x153;ear-shaped sea,â&#x20AC;? where we will observe cormorant fishing, followed by lunch with a local family. On our way to the lake, we visited a local embroidery school. Cormorant fishing is a traditional fishing method in which fishermen use trained cormorants to fish in rivers and lakes. It has taken place in Japan and China since about 960 A.D. It has also been used in other countries but is currently under threat in China. To

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control the birds, the fishermen tie a snare near the base of the birdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s throat. This prevents the birds from swallowing larger fish, which are held in their throat, but the birds can swallow smaller fish. When a cormorant has caught a fish in its throat, the fisherman brings the bird back to the boat and has the bird spit the fish up. There are some 97 families living on Er Hai Lake who have been fishing this way for generations. Personally, I think the wife has the most back-breaking job, as she has to row the boat. Each fisherman has 20-25 birds and is very proficient at fishing this way. The birds have names and are treated like pampered pets by the fisherman. Each one has his or her favorite perch on the sides of the boat. One fisherman and his birds came aboard our boat and we had our pictures taken festooned with them. One even left his or her calling card on my hat! Next we visited the Yang family where we were treated to lunch. Four generations of one family live within their Don and two friends compound, a common living arrangement throughout all of Asia. Mr. Yang is a teacher and is married with one young daughter. His mother and grandmother also reside in this home that was very large and clean with a beautiful courtyard and modern bathroom, a rarity

The cormorant fisherman with me and two friends.

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Mr. Yang’s mother and grandmother in the kitchen of their home in Dali.

in our travels. For such an ancient culture that has given the world so many inventions and innovations, it has always amazed me that they have yet to come up with a better toilet! I guess old habits die hard. The highlight of our visit was a three-course tea ceremony that is practiced by the Bai ethnic group on holidays, or when treating honored guests that they considered us to be. It gets its name because tea is offered three times. This ceremony was originally held by the senior members or the most reverent member of the family. Each course symbolizes a different stage of life:

Our boat “captain” on Er Hai Lake.

First Course: Bitter Tea is offered and symbolizes that one will suffer a lot before he or she starts his or her career; Second Course: Sweet Tea is served symbolizing that there is “no sweet without sweat,” or as we like to say in the U.S., “no pain, no gain.” Third Course: After Taste Tea implies that we need to remain in a placid frame of mind after having been through all tastes. These home-hosted lunches and dinners are a highlight of our Oversea Adventure Travel trips because they provide a unique opportunity to meet a local family and interact with them one on one. I always take postcards of South Florida beach scenes to leave with the family. Since Yunnan is a land-locked country, they were amazed at how beautiful our beaches are. It is a site that they do not know, and Mr. Yang’s grandmother was particularly taken by the postcard. She kept running her hand over it and told us through her grandson that she thought we lived in paradise. Only Mr. Yang spoke English; his daughter was learning our language. We returned to the hotel and watched the final preparations for tonight’s Torch Ceremony, the most important festival of the Yi minority in Yunnan. They were constructing a huge torch in the parking lot and were surrounding it with hundreds of firecrackers. We decided to join the locals who were dancing around the torch. Suddenly, we were pushed back into a corner and the firecrackers were lit. It sounded like the end of the world and we were very glad when the explosions ended. Thankfully, no one was set on fire. This was nothing compared to the lighting of the torch. Try getting this ceremony permitted in the U.S.! This is a pyromaniac’s dream come true. I was afraid they were going to catch a huge tree on fire that was right next to the hotel. Once the main torch was lit, people kept running up to it and pulling out streamers and other items that | Lighthouse Point Magazine


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The torch after being lit in the Landscape Hotel parking lot.

had been placed in it to keep as souvenirs. Others were lighting smaller torches and running off to light other torches out on the street. It started to rain about 9:30 pm and this put out the giant torch. This reminded me of what my parents always said to me, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The trouble with trouble is it starts out as fun.â&#x20AC;?

Firecrackers going off before the torch was lit.

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Socialization And Activity Are Keys To Senior Health The benefits of socialization and exercise for mind and body not only improves interaction and personal fulfillment but also improves mental and physical health among seniors. “Adults who turn 65 have many more years ahead compared to their ancestors,” according to an article written by Christina Jones McDonald, on entitled “The Importance of Elderly Exercise & Socialization Programs.” “Those years can be made healthier by incorporating exercise and socialization programs into their schedule,” Ms. McDonald writes. Dr. H. Murray Todd, a noted Broward County Neurologist and Member of the Board of Directors at John Knox Village, a continuing care retirement community in Pompano Beach, would add, ”Playing board games, crossword puzzles, reading, playing a musical instrument all add to brain exercise and may help to keep minds sharp.” Dr. Todd has been a resident of Lighthouse Point for the past 40 years. He is one of the area’s leading neurologists, and is a member of the Neurologic Consultants in Fort Lauderdale since 1973. He played a vital role in establishing both the Memory Disorder Center and Neurological Institute at Broward Health North and currently serves as their Medical Director. His experience with senior health issues gives Dr. Todd a unique perspective on keeping the mind and body fit among older adults. “Active exercise such as a brisk daily walk, golf and senior games are beneficial,” Dr. Todd said. “Of all physical exercise, dancing seems to offer the greatest benefit. This probably is accounted for not only the exercise itself, but the musical enjoyment, as well as the social interaction.” he added. Continuing care retirement communities such as John Knox Village provide a schedule of social, educational and recreational events, as well as the facilities and staff to help residents stay active both mentally and physically. The social interaction of like-minded neighbors adds an essential element for long-term mental and physical health. Dr. Todd brings experience to his membership on the John Knox Board of Directors. His professional expertise into senior health issues gives him a unique perspective to the mission of John Knox Village as a continuing care retirement community. “I have been in the practice of neurology for 40 years, spending the last 30 years dealing with geriatric neurological problems such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke and of course Alzheimer’s disease, “ Dr. Todd said. “Long-term care facilities such as John Knox Village are an excellent mechanism for continued lifetime learning in the endowment of long-term mental and physical health. Socialization

is a major portion of aging and at John Knox Village it becomes the mainstay of behavior of its residents. We are in the process of establishing a wellness program, which will not be matched by any other program in the State of Florida, which I am proud to be a part of.” The part of the wellness program Dr. Todd refers to is: THE GREEN HOUSE® Homes now undergoing final construction plans at John Knox Village. The GREEN HOUSE will be the first skilled nursing care center in Florida to adopt The GREEN HOUSE model, core values and practices. The concept calls for small home groups of residents that interact with caregivers in a symbiotic, home centered, non-institutionalized environment. All of the choices and preferences that an elder person had in their home life will be offered as home-like choices in the GREEN HOUSE. John Knox Village is a not-for-profit non-denominational senior community providing an exceptional maintenance-free lifestyle including a continuum of care – from independence to assisted living and skilled nursing care if ever needed. If you are age 62 or greater, consider John Knox Village and give peace of mind to yourself and your loved ones. Mail the coupon below for your free retirement information kit, or call (954) 783-4040.

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Halloween Fair and Horse Show Photos by Debra Todd

On Saturday October 19th approximately 2,500 people attended the annual Bit-By-Bit Medical Therapeutic Riding Center's Halloween Fair and Horse Show at Sand & Spurs Equestrian Park in Pompano Beach. Event Grand Marshall Pompano Beach Commissioner Charlotte Burrie presented trophies to 50 special need riders with diagnoses such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, & Traumatic Brain Injuries who were able to show off their skills to the delight of family and friends. A very special disabled veterans class was held as part of the ongoing "Horses For Heroes" Veteran Rehabilitation services that Bit-By-Bit provides in partnership with the Miami VA. Bit-By-Bit holds classes each Friday morning for disabled veterans 100% free of charge. This event was co-sponsored by the city of Pompano Beach and supported by businesses such as Bobby Rubino's Restaurant, First Sign Printing, Wings-N-Things, and Liberty Tax Service. Donations and corporate sponsorships are still being accepted in order to reach their goal of $20,000 to provide free therapy for disabled veterans and children. Bit-By-Bit provides hippotherapy, or medical treatments with the help of the


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Financial Resolutions for the New Year


It’s time for New Year’s resolutions. This year, why not make a few financial ones? For starters, resolve to boost your contributions to your retirement plans, such as your IRA and your 401(k). These tax-advantaged accounts can be good options for your retirement savings strategy. Also, try to reduce your debt load. It’s not always easy, but the lower your debt payments, the more money you’ll have available to invest. Here’s another resolution: Build an emergency fund containing six to 12 months’ worth of living expenses, with the money held in a liquid account. Such a fund will help you avoid dipping into long-term investments for emergencies, like a new furnace or major car repair. Another key resolution: Make sure your protection needs are being met with the proper amounts of life and disability insurance. Finally, resolve not to overreact to market volatility. You’ll help yourself greatly by following an appropriate investment strategy in every market environment. Work to turn these resolutions into realities. Your efforts could pay off well beyond 2014.



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Carole Fer Ferguson rguson & Mary Stefl, owners of Honey Bunch Floral Designs and Bailey W Woodruff oodruff Title Title respectively respectively, y,, joined forces with Roy Yates, Yates, President P of the British/American Chamber of Commerce to invite members to celebrate the christening England’ss newest heir to the throne. Set in the gardens of the lovely Lighthouse Point home of Carole & Neil, attendees of England’ brought goodies suitable for babies and small children, which were then distributed to “His Caring Place” in Deerfield Beach and to the “Susan B. Anthony Women’s Women’s Recovery Center”, both shelters for women and young girls in dire need of help for themselves and their babies. buffet Champagne flowed, wed, a luscious buf ffet fet and a christening cake was served as all the guests toasted the Queen and baby George, Geor rge, with ceremonial bagpipes playing in the background. A festive occasion occasio indeed, which netted over $1600.00 of clothing and baby essentials to help those less fortunate than truly well spent, and proving, once again, that charity really does begin at home. most. A wonderful afternoon, after

Garden Club of Lighthouse Point Holiday Event

Join the Garden Club of Lighthouse Point for their Holiday Luncheon called “Holiday Home Decorations,” by Floral Designer Cindy Rieger, NGC Master Flower Show Judge and Design instructor. The event is scheduled for December 19, 2013 at the Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club, 2701 NE 42 Street, LHP. Doors open 11:00 am. and the cost is $26.00 per person. RSVP required. Contact Inger Jones 954.942.9310 LATEST 12-15-13. We also will have raffles, plus our Holiday baked cookies/cakes by our members for sale. For more information visit our website; Inger Jones, GardenClub of LHP Vice President/Program

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Trinity Christian School Fundraising Event Photos by Richard Rosser

Trinity Christian School hosted its inaugural “Tropical Tribute to Trinity” fundraising event on Friday, October 18th at the Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club. The school was formed by the Trinity Christian Church in 2007 and has held many family events over the years but this was the first “adult, evening event” for the parents and supporters of the church and school. “This is a big success for us,” according to Pastor Dennis Redstone referring to gathering of supporters specifically to help the school. Paster Redstone was instrumental in starting the school and is certainly proud that the school opened a middle school component this year to compliment the Pre-K and elementary school levels that having been running since 2007. The first class of 6th-graders started this term. About 175 guests attended the affair which began with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on the patio overlooking the club marina on a perfect fall night. The tropical attire of the party guests seem to add to the convivial atmosphere. The sit-down dinner was followed by a short program from the leaders of the school and entertainment by Danny & Lilly Miranda of Platinum Productions. Over $14,000 in silent auction items were available and the obligatory raffle sellers were working the supportive crowd.

"This has been a collaborative effort by the administration, staff and parents to benefit the school," according to Patty Miranda, owner of Olympia Flame restaurant (and no relation to the entertainers), but many guests gave Patty much of the credit for the success of the event. More information on the school can be found at

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Hair Loss: It Can Happen To You

By Melanie S. Hecker, MD, MBA

When hair starts to thin or fall out, it can be troubling. But many people with hair loss, also known as Alopecia, can find help from a dermatologist. Dermatologists can help determine whether hair loss will be permanent or temporary and advise patients on treatments for hair loss.

What Causes Alopecia? Alopecia is not contagious. It is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks itself, in this case, the hair follicles. The cause is not known. A person’s particular genetic makeup combines with other factors triggers alopecia. Other alternatives for alopecia include wigs, caps, hats, or scarves are important options. Wearing a head covering does not interfere with hair regrowth. This may be a good choice for people with extensive scalp hair loss who do not have enough to cover it.

What is Normal Hair Growth? When your hair grows normally, many things can occur. About 90 percent of our hair is growing at any one time. This growth phase lasts between two and six years. Ten percent of our hair is in a resting phase. This phase lasts two to three months. At the end of this phase, the hair falls out. When you shed a hair, a new hair from the same hair follicle replaces it. This starts the growing cycle again. Scalp hair grows about one-half inch per month, but as people age, their rate of hair growth slows. It is normal to lose 50 to 100 hairs a day, and this is no cause for alarm.

What Happens When You Use Improper Chemical Treatments? Many people use chemical treatments on their hair, such as dyes, tints, bleaches, straighteners, and permanent waves. These treatments rarely damage hair if the hairdresser does it right. But the hair can become weak and break if you use hair chemicals too often. If hair becomes brittle from chemical treatments, it is best to stop until the hair grows out.

How Can a Dermatologist Restore Hair? Dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons often perform hair restoration in their offices. One type of hair restoration procedure is a hair transplant which can create a natural-looking hairline. Unnatural “plug” transplants from the past have given way to better techniques. The emotional aspects of living with hair loss can be challenging, especially in a society that regards hair as a sign of youth and good health. It is reassuring that alopecia does not affect general health, and should not interfere with your ability to achieve all of your life goals at school, in sports, in your career, and in raising a family. LHP To find out more about this exciting topic or for your general Dermatologic care, contact us at: Hecker Dermatology Group, P.A. or visit us online at: New patients welcome and most insurance accepted. Call 954-783-2323 for an appointment.

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A Secret to Looking and Feeling Young

By Kelly Doyle, dfp Pilates Health Studio

Today, when most of us think about ways to look and feel younger than our actual age, we tend to look outside ourselves for answers. From dieting and hair replacement to plastic surgery; the options are abundant. I believe the key to youth is based partly on genetics and partly on lifestyle. We are not able to control the first, but we certainly have a say in the later. And one major way to determine if we look and feel young is how we move. When you get out of bed, bend over or rise from a chair, are your movements stiff with great effort? You can diet, use expense moisturizers and make-up, but if you are moving like your old, you are going to look and feel older. Your ability to move, your flexibility and range of motion, are two of the most important things you can give yourself as the New Year approaches, and more importantly, as you age. We were born with the ability to bring our feet up to our head with no effort. But as we age our muscles begin to tighten and possibly atrophy if they are not stretched and strengthened. Our backs get stiff and we are unable to move with ease. You begin to look and feel old. So, instead of looking outside ourselves for the fountain of youth, let’s start to look inside. our spine is a main component in how your entire body moves. A healthy, flexible spine is key to holding back the years. The purpose of the spine is to help us stand and sit straight, walk, bend, twist, and provide protection 52

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to the spinal cord. When you begin to lose the flexibility and mobility of the spine, it changes how you move. The spine is surrounded by muscles which help to maintain its stability. Between each vertebra a nerve exits the spinal cord. Movement of a specific muscle(s) is controlled by a nerve. So disease, weakness or injury can affect any or every part of your body. This all leads us to the question, “How do I keep a youthful spine?” One answer is Pilates exercises. Pilates is a full-body workout with a main focus on flexibility of the spine in all planes of motion. The activation of the “core” during each exercise strengthens the muscles we know help to support the spine. Purposeful breathing helps make oxygen exchange more efficient. For a variety of reasons Pilates has become an exercise program recommended by many healthcare professionals. Another favorite exercise is swimming. A great cardio workout, swimming does not hurt the joints or put pressure on the spine. It is another way to build endurance and strength. A healthy spine as we age helps to keep us mobile, stand tall and continue to live life with quality and the feeling of youth. LHP

For more information please contact, Kelly Doyle, dfp Pilates Studio, 954-648-5831,Galt Ocean Mile and Thermae 604, 954-604-7930, Downtown Ft. Lauderdale

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Legal Matters

A Trust Is Only As Good As What You Put In It By Martin Zevin, Attorney

A Revocable Living Trust is a very valuable estate planning tool. If done properly, it can avoid probate, as well as protect you and your assets if you are incapacitated. However, unlike a Last Will and Testament, it does not automatically apply to all of the assets that you own. Typically, when a lawyer does a Trust, a Quit Claim Deed is also prepared to transfer your home from yourself individually to yourself as Trustee of your Trust. Your homestead remains the same, your real estate taxes remain the same, your ability to sell the property or mortgage it remain the same; however, upon your death, the property avoids probate. Other nonhomestead real estate can also be transferred to the Trust. It is then up to the client to transfer other assets to the Trust, such as brokerage accounts and bank accounts. You can also name the Trust as a beneficiary for IRA accounts. Usually, the financial institution will require a copy of the first page of the Trust which indicates the name and the date that it was executed. The institution may also require copies of the last pages with the witnesses and notary. The client will then complete a form with the institution which will result in the account being changed from the individual name to the name of the Trust. Future statements will then show the client’s name and the word Trustee or an abbreviation such as TTE. At that point, you know that the account is in the name of the Trust.

If this administrative work is not done, and there are no beneficiaries listed for the particular account, then the account will need to be probated in order for the Trust to get it. This is done via the “Pourover” Will that is typically executed at the same time as the Trust. This “Pourover” Will names the Trust as the beneficiary of any asset that is only in the name of the individual with no beneficiaries designated. If you already have a Revocable Living Trust and you want your Trust to cover all of your assets, you should contact your brokers, banks, investment advisors, etc. to be sure that your Trust is either named as the beneficiary of the account (for an IRA) or that you as the Trustee are the owner of that account. Remember, your Trust is only an empty box until you put something into it. LHP

Please feel free to call me for a free personal or phone consultation regarding any issues pertaining to Wills, Trusts and Estates. I am also available for a free consultation regarding any issue pertaining to personal injury claims or car insurance coverage. Call me at 954-5694878. My address is 3275 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Suite 204, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442. My website is and e-mail address is

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Congrats on a Great Year!

By Jennifer M. Garcia

Cheers to a great year! So, hopefully for most of you reading this, work is on the up on up. Things are getting better; people aren’t terrified to spend money. And now that we can reflect back on 2013, let’s talk about what your website has done for your business? Has it helped you grow, has it built awareness? What can you do differently next year? The great news is digital media is really the only form of media that you can directly track your results. So, why aren’t you checking those stats. There are tons of tools that will help you benchmark success for your site. Google Analytics may be the most common and easiest to understand. Plus, it’s free! There are hundreds of other tools out there as well so you may pick your preference. All I ask is that you use. Depending on how long your site has been up (history) how big your website is (online footprint) and how much exposure it has gained (marketing) your metrics should fluctuate. There is no perfect number; however, your traffic should always be increasing. Not only should you monitor visits, you should monitor unique visits and click thru rates. Here are some benchmarks from Search: In a healthy account you will see CTRs vary depending on the type of campaign. For example, branding campaigns typically earn a much higher CTR than non-brand. Display: Typically advertisers could see 0.05 percent and above, with retargeting campaigns' CTR as much as double the percentage of site targeting campaigns. Try to optimize any ads with CTRs lower than about 0.03 percent, if clicks are a consideration. 54

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Facebook: Many advertisers will see 0.020 percent to 0.040 percent on average, but I regularly see several CTRs of 0.063 percent and up to 0.5 percent. Focus on optimizing or pausing any ads with less than 0.02 percent. You should also be paying close attention to sources as well. Where they found you, what led them to your site and how much time they spent on each page. These may not seem as important but they are great metrics when determining which sites to advertise on and what pages on your own website needs improvement. Google Analytics also allows you to do something called Conversion Tracking. Conversion Tracking is a free tool that shows you what happens after a customer clicks on your ads—whether they purchased your product, signed up for your newsletter or filled out a form to receive more information. By tracking these actions, known as “conversions,” you'll know which ads, keywords and campaigns bring you business. This helps you invest more wisely in the best ones and ultimately, boost your return on investment (ROI). Every month you should be checking your analytics to see how your site is performing and what you can be improving. Even if your site is just a personal playground, it’s important to know what’s working and what’s not. The best part about all this is it’s free. LHP For more information, please call 954-533-0283 or 954-547-2175, or email

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Cantankerously Yours

Seventh Annual Scroogie Awards Dear Revelers, Happy holidays to you all! Scroogies are awards I inaugurated in 2006, as an homage to my idol and favorite role model, Ebeneezer Scrooge. This happens to be my favorite column to write all year, because I don't feel constrained to be funny—merely nasty. I award Scroogies only to those who have proved themselves worthy through acts of inconsiderateness, boorishness, stupidity, arrogance, or any other trait that just plain rankles me and deserves my curmudgeonly wrath. And each year, I confront the same major problem: hundreds of worthy candidates, limited space to include them all. Following are this year's very deserving winners: 1 – The Tea Party. Ordinarily, as a favor to my editors, I avoid writing anything political. However, this collection of obstructive blackmailers is such a runaway, I could not exclude them. We should all be grateful to The Tea Party for providing us with living object lessons of the kind of politicians we should vote for only if they run for Dog Catcher. Special mention goes to Senator Ted Cruz, who, on returning to his home town of Houston, said, “It’s nice to be back in America.” Oh, shut up. 2 – Spirit Airlines. An open letter. Dear Spirit: I bought into your “inexpensive” con game. I even signed up for your hoop-de-doo credit card that automatically gave me 15,000 free miles. Fifteen thousand free miles! Wow! That’s three round-trip flights to Chicago! Then I developed severe migraines trying to navigate through your website, which was clearly designed by the same wizards who created the National Health Care software. Then I discovered I could only fly free when you permitted it, which eliminated the entire summer and every national holiday. Then I took my first free flight, which cost me $146 by the time I got through paying for my overhead bag, my seat reservations and a few other incidental items. And just today, as I was reading the paper, you managed to augment my frustration. The headline, “Spirit’s profits soar in quarter.” This infuriating article quoted CEO Ben Baldanza as saying, “It is becoming clear that Spirit’s customers understand that our ultra-low fares plus optional services offer them a total price that’s tough to beat.” Oh, really? I just took out my calculator and determined I will not be able to afford my next free flight. 3 – Sportscasters. I watch a lot of ball games, and realized long ago that it is too much to expect professional athletes to be able to conjugate verbs, even though many of them have college degrees. But somehow I thought professional sportscasters knew something about our language. Heard this year during broadcasts of baseball, football and basketball games, college and professional: “Without that tackle, he might have ran for a touchdown.” “He shouldn’t have did that.” “If he had tooken that pitch, he would have walked.” Tooken! He actually used the word, “tooken.” 56

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By Wendell Abern I have deliberately omitted the names of the guilty broadcasters, lest I give my editors heartburn. 4 – Novelist Iris Johansen. Fine writer. I’ve read several of her thrillers. Last week, I picked up her most recent effort, “Taking Eve.” Eve gets kidnapped by a psychopath, and after 341 pages is escaping his clutches. But he is closing in on her as she races down a mountain. Suddenly, the book ends. It ends with no conclusion! And on the page adjoining the last page is an announcement: “Coming November 13, 2013, ‘Finding Eve.’” Many of you know that last year I named Lisa Jackson the first inductee in my Scroogie Hall of Fame for her book entitled, “Left to Die” ,,, which ends with the author telling the reader if he/she wants to know what happens, buy her next book. And now Ms. Johansen has perpetrated the same evil trick. Is this some new marketing ploy by publishing companies? Or has Lisa Jackson contaminated the entire literary world? 5 – Elderly drivers. Yeah, yeah, I know all about the fact that I’m elderly and I’m a driver. However, unlike many of my compatriots, I actually know how to drive. Meanwhile, there are a gazillion older drivers down here who never exceed twelve miles an hour, and I’ve driven behind every one of them. 6 – Commercial Vacuums, Inc. and Ase Communications. I wrestled with myself for many weeks over these two nominees. Initially, I was in awe of their incredible accomplishment: they had figured out a heretofore unheardof way to make money by charging people for using air! But eventually, my anger over having to pay 75 cents to fill my tires won out. They are definitely worthy of Scroogies. 7 – Borbick. For those of you unfamiliar with this tyrant, he is the miniaturized terrorist who lives inside my computer. This last month, he outdid himself, frying my hard drive on a year-old computer and necessitating purchase of a new computer. Brad, my computer expert, explained that my computer failed because of all the “flickers” that occur in our neighborhood. All power goes off for perhaps two or three seconds. Everything shuts down. “Worst thing in the world for electronic components,” he said. “You should file a claim with FPL.” I have done so and am waiting to hear. Meanwhile, Brad is completely unaware that the real culprit is Borbick. 8 – People Magazine. Once again, I was not named one of the 100 most beautiful people in the world. Nor was I even mentioned in the list of “World’s Sexiest Men.” In retaliation, I have arranged to send Borbick and an elite group of his terrorists to infect all of your computers.

Cantankerously Yours, Wendell Abern

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Lighthouse Point Chamber News Lyn Clark, Regional Manager of Marketing and Community Relations for Broward Health North Hospital spoke at the October Lighthouse Point Chamber social event. The Hospital celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness each October with MAMMOPALOOZA, a month long campaign encouraging women to get an annual mammogram. Everyone who is screened receives a special gift and the hospital is decorated with pink balloons. “We know that early detection saves lives, and we also know that many women are busy taking care of their family and don’t take the time for themselves. Our goal is to make getting a mammogram as easy and enjoyable as possible,” said Clark. “We’ve taken care of physician scripts, eliminating an extra trip to the doctor, pink refreshments are served and the staff is friendly and professional,” she added. Clark is also a board member of the Lighthouse Point Chamber of Commerce.

Lyn Clark, Regional Manager of Marketing and Community Relations for Broward Health North Hospital.

Dr. Aza Abdalla, BHN Internal Medicine physician, also attended the chamber event and spoke about breast cancer prevention. Walk-ins are welcome, or call 954.759.7500 to schedule a mammogram. Dr. Aza Abdalla’s new Lighthouse Point office is conveniently located at US1 and 39th Street. Same day appointments and evening hours are available, most insurances accepted.

Tina Brown with Beacon Light Barber aand Salon, Natalie Molina from Natalie’s Salon, Julie Chapman from Chrysler Jeep Dodge Suburu of North Broward, Cindy and Lindsey Tenberg with Cay Title, KZ” Kateryna Zelem Spalma, Realtor-Balistreri Realty and LHPC Membership ChairPerson, Gerson Rodriguez from Bee Insurance, Fabio De Filippi with Impero Wine, Dr. Thomas Worchester, Dentist, and his son Rich Worcester, NCSF Personal Trainer, Lauryn Charles with Accountable Financial Services, Deborah Pearson from Integrity Title and Ombretta De Filippi with Impero Wines. In front is Matia De Filippi.

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Senior Shout Out!

Holiday Crafts By Emily Jancura

Christmas is just around the corner! I love this time of year because there is so much to do. Sure I love decorating the tree; stringing the lights, baking (and maybe tasting a few too many cookies), but the best part of Christmas in my house is making homemade presents. Homemade presents are practical, fun, cheap, and best of all, making them means you can avoid the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping—and besides, who doesn’t like getting a homemade gift? There are lots of gifts one can make, but the best ones are those kept simple. And don’t worry; “keeping it simple” doesn’t mean it has to look like a three-year-old made it! There are lots of homemade gifts that are smart, useful, and charming. Like madefrom-scratch bath lotion, homemade candles, or my personal favorite, the Peppermint Foot Scrub. This has only three ingredients, all of which are natural, and it smells like Christmas in a jar. Yummy! I like making this with Peppermint oil because it feels cool and energizing, and it’s great for clearing congestion. You simply mix together ½ cup of almond oil, 1 cup of Epson salt, and 5-7 drops of peppermint oil. Then pour the mixture into a half pint jar, dress it up with a cute ribbon, and Voila! Now you have a charming, practical gift, which was fun to make and didn’t break the bank. Making garlands is also fun. Get the grandkids involved, it’s a nice way to spend some quiet time together. You can make one


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for your own tree, or give it as a gift. Garlands are actually pretty simple to make; you can put one together in an afternoon. There are really no rules on what you can string together; cranberries, beads, popcorn, I’ve even seen flowers. But if you’re aiming for a real conversation piece, try south Florida style, and make a “Key West” garland. They’re really pretty made with cranberries and limes. All you need is fresh cranberries, fresh sliced limes, a large needle, and lots of waxed dental floss. It’s simple. Thread a needle with floss. Secure the first cranberry by putting the needle through the cranberry twice and pull to make a knot. Thread the berries and limes until your garland is as long as you want it. Tie a knot at the end, and leave about 12 inches of floss for tying to the tree. The cranberries and limes will stay fresh looking for days. They dry nicely on the tree, and it lasts for about three weeks. A perfect pre-Christmas gift! I hope these ideas help you make some great homemade gifts and some nice memories. Wishing you and your family a happy holiday season and New Year. See you next year! LHP This article is brought to you by Emily Jancura owner of Florida’s Finest Home Care for seniors. If you, or your loved one, is in need of a compassionate, well-matched Senior Companion, please call Florida’s Finest Home Care at 561-929-0123.

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Lighthouse Point’s Pediatric & General Dental Specialists Bright Young Smiles providing exceptional dental care for over 40 years to infants, children and teens, is now adding adult dental care! Dr. Jared Young, D.M.D. the pediatric specialist is joined by his wife Dr. Catherine Young, D.M.D, together the dynamic duo can service the whole family with the very best in dentistry. Our office offers: • Teeth Whitening, Veneers, Crowns, Cosmetic Dentistry • Warm & Friendly Staff & Doctors • Sedation Dentistry • Saturday and Evening Hours

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Cookin’ With The Community

We encourage those who can perform magic in their kitchens to submit favorite creations that can be enjoyed by readers of our magazine. To submit your recipe, please email us at: and type “RECIPE” in the subject line.

Ribeyes with Carmelized Shallot Bleu Cheese Butter Serves 2 Ingredients: • 2 thick, good quality boneless ribeye steaks • 1/2 stick butter, room temperature, divided • 1 shallot, sliced • 1 garlic clove, minced • 1 1/2 Tbsp bleu cheese (use a good quality – I used Maytag) • 1 Tsp fresh thyme Method: Set out butter and steaks to get room temperature. Might as well go ahead and open a fine bottle of red! In a saute pan, heat 2 Tbsp butter and add shallots. Cook shallots on med-low heat until they carmelize and turn slightly brown, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and thyme, cook for 2 minutes. Set aside and let cool. In a bowl, mix the remaining butter with bleu cheese. Once shallot mixture cools, add it to the butter. Mix around, and place on a sheet of parchment paper. Roll into a log and chill in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes. Turn the oven on broil, and place a heavy saute pan in it to heat up. Meanwhile, pat the steaks dry and brush with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Using a thick oven mitt, remove the saute pan from the oven and place on the stove over med-high heat. Add the steaks — they should sizzle immediately. Cook for about 1 minute on each side until they brown, then place back in the boiler oven. Cook about 3-4 minutes for mediumrare steaks. Slice the butter and place on top of each steak and let melt.

Cheesy Potatoes This was so easy and tasty. You can make it with fully cooked frozen sausage and any vegetables you have in your kitchen! Serves 8-10 Ingredients: • 1 32oz bag frozen cubed potatoes • 1 Pint sour cream. • 2 Cans undiluted potato soup • 1 10oz bar extra sharp cheddar, shredded • 1 Tsp salt and pepper • 1/4 Cup grated onion • 1/2 Cup parmesan Method: Mix all ingredients thru onion, pour into greased 9x13" dish. Sprinkle parmesan. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 30 minutes, until cheese becomes brown and bubbly.

Lighthouse Point resident, Courtney Stephens, shares some of her favorite recipes. You can find all of these and many more recipes on her blog at

Fall Harvest Vegetable Soup with Sausage Serves 6-8 Ingredients: • 4 Tbsp olive oil • 1 medium yellow onion • 1 leek, rinsed, chopped, and thick green parts discarded • 5 garlic cloves, minced • 1 cup chopped carrots • 2 celery stalks, peeled and chopped • 4 cups chopped green cabbage • 1 medium zucchini squash, sliced and quartered • 1 medium yellow squash, sliced and quartered • 5 asparagus stalks, sliced 1/2" thick on an angle • 2 cups kale, chopped • 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained • 2 cans low-sodium vegetable broth • 2 cans low-sodium beef broth • salt • pepper • 1 tbsp dried basil leaves • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes • 5 links turkey sausage (I used Jenni-O spicy Italian turkey sausage) • Fresh grated parmesan cheese Method: In dutch oven or large pot, heat olive oil on medium heat. Add onions, leeks and garlic. Add carrots and remaining veggies in above listed order. Add beans and broth and reduce heat to simmer. Add seasonings. In a separate pan, heat 2 more tablespoons olive oil and add sausage links. Cook on medium-high heat until thoroughly cooked, about 10 minutes. Slice sausage into small pieces and add to soup. Simmer on low until ready to serve. Top with parmesan.


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Look Outside The Box For A Unique Treasure By Capt. Mike Genoun

Of all the deep-water fish in the snapper/grouper complex, golden tilefish are the most prized. They don’t fight the hardest and they certainly aren’t the most abundant, but they are extremely challenging to catch and provide incredible table fare rivaling lobster.

Making a strong comeback from decades of overfishing, these colorful deep-water predators inhabit the upper continental slope so they are readily available for local anglers who are willing to burn a little fuel and put in the time. Golden tilefish are solitary predators inhabiting extreme bottom depths ranging from 700 ft. to over 1,000 ft. where they reside in conical shaped burrows along soft, muddy terrains. They do concentrate in small groups where prime habitat abounds so where you find one, there will likely be more. To narrow down the search study a local nautical or fishing chart and look for flat plateaus adjacent to the sloping shelf. These mucky stretches of bottom terrain lie approximately ten miles off our coastline, just inshore of the swordfish grounds. Of course, you can beg local charter boat captains and fellow fishermen for proven GPS coordinates, but productive golden tilefish numbers are highly guarded secrets. In any case, stay away from sharp bottom contours. Prolific structure with exposed reef will typically be loaded with aggressive blackbelly rosefish, which make tempting golden tilefish nearly impossible. Unlike prized billfish, male golden tilefish are typically larger than females and can tip the scales to 50 pounds. Slow growing, golden tiles feed during daylight hours only. Even though only a minimal amount of light penetrates so far below, clear skies also stack the odds in your favor. While golden tilefish are opportunistic feeders they especially enjoy crabs, squid, shrimp, clams, snails, worms and even sea cucumbers. Golden tilefish will consume finfish as well, and even juvenile tilefish given the chance. 66

Modern tilefishing has changed dramatically. Ultra thin braided fishing lines and lightweight power-assist reels like the Daiwa Tanacom or Seaborg series are providing deep-water anglers powerful handheld tools in their quest for these and other highly prized deep dwelling species. Of course, manual gear is also a viable option. A stout, 8 ft. boat rod rated for 30-50 lb. line coupled with a high capacity conventional reel loaded with fresh 50 lb. braid is an ideal weapon for hunting these premium predators. Because of extreme depths, drifting is the only option and allows anglers to cover plenty of ground in their search for productive tilefish territory. Goldens are not migratory predators and do not venture too far from the security of their lairs. It is believed they are actually quite attached to their burrows and may reside in the same general vicinity for extended periods. Bait of choice for tempting these bigheaded sea creatures is whole squid, with clams and meaty strip baits coming in at a close second. The idea is to drag your rig across the bottom while constantly staying in touch with the sea floor. Thanks to braided fishing line’s ultra sensitive characteristics, even at these extreme depths aggressive strikes from hungry goldens are easy to detect. Once you feel a distinct WHACK…WHACK, drop back to allow the fish ample time to fully consume the bait. At this point, lock up and slowly reel tight. If lady luck is on your side the circle hook will do its job and successfully impale the fish in the corner of the mouth. It’s now time to slowly coerce the yellow dotted villain up through hundreds of feet of seawater. This,

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too, is finesse fishing and even though these fish have tough rubbery lips and rarely come unglued, success comes to anglers who know exactly when to give and when to take. Fishing for golden tilefish is not a release fishery as this deep-water resident will inflate from the pressure change and break the surface dead or close to it. According to current FWC rules and regulations, anglers are only permitted to harvest a single golden tilefish per day so after you boat your trophy, allow your fellow anglers a chance to capture their prize as well. Tight lines! LHP

Rig It Right Effective deep-water fishing requires a unique mindset and the correct rig. Start by connecting a 50 ft. top-shot of 80 lb. mono leader to your braided running line using an Albright knot to accomplish this important task. Complete the top shot with a 200 lb. ball-bearing snap swivel. This is where your multiple hook deep drop rig and strobe light will be connected. A two-hook rig is sufficient. I prefer to rig my own with 150 lb. Hi Catch Extra Hard leader material using 8/0 VMC #8386 nonoffset circle hooks. Depending on depth and velocity of current, 32 oz. to 64 oz. of lead is sufficient for reaching and staying in touch with the bottom. For more tips, tricks, tactics and techniques, visit Like Us on Facebook. Watch Us:

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Identity Theft

Holiday Fraud Alert: Be Aware of Malware Targeting Smartphones and Other Mobile Devices

By Denise Richardson

Keep the Grinch from stealing your holiday spirit –and your data. The IC3 has been made aware of various malware attacking Android operating systems for mobile devices. Some of the latest known versions of this type of malware are Loozfon and FinFisher. Loozfon is an information-stealing piece of malware. Criminals use different variants to lure the victims. One version is a work-at-home opportunity that promises a profitable payday just for sending out e-mail. A link within these advertisements leads to a website that is designed to push Loozfon on the user’s device. The malicious application steals contact details from the user’s address book and the infected device’s phone number. FinFisher is a spyware capable of taking over the components of a mobile device. When installed the mobile device can be remotely controlled and monitored no matter where the Target is located. FinFisher can be easily transmitted to a smartphone when the user visits a specific web link or opens a text message masquerading as a system update. Loozfon and FinFisher are just two examples of malware used by criminals to lure users into compromising their devices.

Safety tips to protect your mobile device:

• When purchasing a smartphone, know the features of the device, including the default settings. Turn off features of the device not needed to minimize the attack surface of the device. • Depending on the type of phone, the operating system may have encryption available. This can be used to protect the user’s personal data in the case of loss or theft. • With the growth of the application market for mobile devices, users should look at the reviews of the developer/company who published the application. • Review and understand the permissions you are giving when you download applications. • Passcode protect your mobile device. This is the first layer of physical security to protect the contents of the device. In conjunction with the passcode, enable the screen lock feature after a few minutes of inactivity. • Obtain malware protection for your mobile device. Look for applications that specialize in antivirus or file integrity that helps protect your device from rogue applications and malware. • Be aware of applications that enable geo-location. The application will track the user’s location anywhere. This application can be used for marketing, but can also be used

by malicious actors, raising concerns of assisting a possible stalker and/or burglaries. • Jailbreak or rooting is used to remove certain restrictions imposed by the device manufacturer or cell phone carrier. This allows the user nearly unregulated control over what programs can be installed and how the device can be used. However, this procedure often involves exploiting significant security vulnerabilities and increases the attack surface of the device. Anytime an application or service runs in “unrestricted” or “system” level within an operation system, it allows any compromise to take full control of the device. • Do not allow your device to connect to unknown wireless networks. These networks could be rogue access points that capture information passed between your device and a legitimate server. • If you decide to sell your device or trade it in, make sure you wipe the device (reset it to factory default) to avoid leaving personal data on the device. • Smartphones require updates to run applications and firmware. If users neglect this, it increases the risk of having their device hacked or compromised. • Avoid clicking on or otherwise downloading software or links from unknown sources. • Use the same precautions on your mobile phone as you would on your computer when using the Internet. Be sure to to have an open conversation with your children about how to use their online devices safely. When it comes to only security, what we don’t know can hurt us. If you have been a victim of an Internet scam or have received an e-mail that you believe was an attempted scam, please file a complaint at The IC3 was established as a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White collar Crime Center to serve as a means to receive Internet related criminal complaints and to further research, develop, and refer the criminal complaints to federal, state, local or international law enforcement and/or regulatory agencies for any investigation they deem to be appropriate. For more tips and info to help you avoid fraud and protect your identity visit me at or email me directly at LHP

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L i fe’s J o u r n e y PEACE

By Reverend Jack Noble

There is nothing to do but be.

In this season of running and doing, I find myself more and more often thinking about “peace.” We talk a great deal about that attitude and state of being, but how do I find that, as I wait in that endless line at the post office thinking of the dozen or so other things I need to be doing. This is what has occurred to me. See how it fits for you. I am coming to see that “living in the moment,” is probably the greatest prescription there is for finding that illusive thing we call peace. Relaxing into the present moment—be it at Publix waiting in line, at the bank waiting in line, or stuck in traffic— but relaxing into the present moment puts me in a mental and physical state of calm and quiet serenity, and finally gets me off the tread-mill of that here-but-gotta-get-there mentality. If I remain in the moment doing whatever it is that I am doing, then there is little time to examine the gap between my expectations and the reality of how things are at any given moment. There is no time to contemplate the distance between “where I am” and “where I think I should be.” If I get my mind into the moment I am too busy to find fault with it. Peter Sellers was one of the great comedic actors, and stars in one of my favorite movies, “Being There.” In that movie he plays a lovable, simple-minded genius by the name of Chauncey Gardner. Throughout the movie Gardner lives his life only in the present moment, with absolutely no awareness of anything

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other than what he sees before him. When, through an odd twist of events, he is transported from his beloved garden, which he has spent a lifetime life tending, into a position of advising presidents and powerful business moguls, Chauncey Gardner merely offers the wisdom he gleaned from tending the flowers and soil. Of course the rest of the world stands in awe of his wise analogies, and he is feted as one of the great minds of our age. Chauncey Gardner is peaceful in his simplicity as he focuses on the present moment. My tendency is to rush headlong through life, always on my way to somewhere. And I suspect I am not alone. On l-95, sometimes when stuck in traffic, l think it would be fun to roll down the window and ask the driver next to me, what are you doing, and I bet nine times out of ten they would say, “going to work,” rather than “driving my car.” Most of the time I am focused on where I am going rather than on where I am. I wonder, if I refocused my thinking, would I enjoy the ride more? Now I am not suggesting we float through life, completely detached from the past and blind to the future. But what would it, perhaps, be more peaceful if we became more fully rooted in the present moment, and less concerned about the past and future. LHP

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In The Spirit Of The Season By Al Siefert

Growing up in Dayton Ohio, I will always remember decorating the house with colored lights and seasonal displays for Christmas. My father was really into creating a grand display with a nativity scene, Santa with a sleigh and reindeers large candles, soldiers and lights around the gable, doors and windows. We would spend part of the year making the decorations and begin putting them up in early December. I do not remember why we always installed the lights at night when it was really cold, but that was the way it was. Back then, in the late 50s, we did not use the cup hooks that I use today. Instead, we used insulated staples that had to be hammered into the wood. We did this with numb fingers tips, but it really did not matter because the climbing up and down ladders and seeing the lighting come together was somehow fun. Today we still enjoy seeing houses that are decorated for the Holidays. Some people really go all out while others make a modest effort to decorate their homes. The retail stores are offering many choices for display items. The LED lights are becoming reasonably priced. One of the best things about the LED lights, besides their long life, is that they use a fraction of the power the incandescent lights used. 72

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Display items such as blow up snowmen, Santa’s, Christmas Trees, etc. other items are inexpensive and easy to install. Then once the season is over, they do not use up very much storage space. As a reminder to be safe when installing your holiday decorations. I would like to offer a word of caution. Ladders will need to be set up properly before climbing on them. Be sure not to reach out too far and cause the ladder to tip and send you to the ground. Electrical cords will need to be grounded and connected to a GFCI protected receptacle. To protect the plugs from rain or water you can cover, tape or wrap all connections to keep them dry. You should also try to keep all connections off of the ground and out of water puddles. From all of us at Al Siefert Electric, we would like to wish you a happy and healthy holiday season. LHP Al is a State Licensed Electrical Contractor and owner of Al Siefert Electric. The articles he writes are about items of interest and questions from his customers. Please call Al if you have questions concerning electric service, installation and repair. For further information, please call (954) 493-9411

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As we enter the holiday season, the Broward Sheriff’s Office reminds you of a few important safety tips to help protect your identity and keep you safe now and throughout the year. Usually a festive time of celebration, the holidays are also a time when people become vulnerable to identity theft and other crimes. Too often, opportunistic criminals prey on holiday shoppers—both online and in retail stores. When making purchases this holiday season, BSO reminds you to follow these important safety tips. REMEMBER—To protect your identity: • Pay for purchases with a credit card instead of a debit card. Don’t let store clerks walk away with your card or write down your account information. Get your credit card back before you leave. • Make sure you have a good firewall or anti-virus software installed on your computer before shopping online. • Keep your personal information and passwords private and use only secure websites. • Shop online only with companies you know and trust. • Research any organization that calls seeking charitable donations prior to donating by checking Do not provide personal information over the phone, and never wire money. Donations should be made online through a secure payment site or mailed directly to the organization.

By Sheriff Scott Israel

REMEMBER—When you’re out shopping: • Always be aware of your surroundings and park your car in a well-lit area. • Never carry large amounts of cash. If you go to an ATM, do so in a safe location during daytime hours. • Never secure valuables or expensive purchases inside your trunk. Criminals may be staking out the parking lot. Take these items with you or drop them off at home. • When you return to your vehicle, stay alert and have your keys in hand. REMEMBER—To avoid becoming a victim at home: • Store gifts or wrapped presents in an area that cannot be seen from windows or doors. • Do not advertise what gifts you have received. Destroy boxes or conceal them in sealed, opaque garbage bags before leaving them for the garbage collection. We can never be too careful or too aware of our surroundings. Stay safe this holiday season by remembering these important safety tips, and share them with family and friends. On behalf of the men and women of the Broward Sheriff’s Office, I wish you a safe holiday season and a happy, healthy new year. LHP For more information about the Department of Community Outreach or services offered by the Broward Sheriff’s Office, please visit | Lighthouse Point Magazine


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