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Kevin Mendez Jr. Pulls the Hat Trick at the USA Diving Junior East National Championships

John Putzig Joins Campbell & Rosemurgy Real Estate

April 12-14, 2013 — West Lafayette, IN at Purdue University Boilermaker Aquatic Center.

John Putzig joined our Deerfield Beach office in April as a licensed Broker with over ten years experience. John ran a family owned and operated real estate company for five years. He has a B.A. from Rollins College. John specializes in waterfront property and short sales in East Broward. John says "being a native Floridian, we have weathered the storm and are coming into a good market. With the low inventory we are seeing, this is a good time for sellers to sell". “I chose Campbell & Rosemurgy Real Estate because I always had a positive experience with the agents and wanted to work with a reputable company in the area where I live,” said John. “At Campbell & Rosemurgy, John is dedicated to exceeding the expectations of his customers and creating a relationship that lasts past the closing,” said Kiku Martinson, Director of Real Estate.

Individual Awards. Pine Crest Diving's third grader, nine year old, Kevin Mendez, won the 11 and U 1- and 3-meter springboard and 5-meter platform diving championship titles at the Junior East Nationals. He is the son of Dr. Kevin Mendez and Dr. Kellie Mosley Mendez. They reside in Lighthouse Point. Out of the 75 male divers across four different age groups (11 and Under, 12-13, 14-15 and 16-18) who qualified to advance to compete at the Junior East National Championships, Kevin tied for the 1st place Championship Individual High Point Award for Men.

A Bright Spot… At a time of sadness, relief, and thinking about our world, teachers and children alike hum and sing along to the words of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World.” These are the children’s illustrations of Mrs. Duyos’s second grade class at Lighthouse Christian School.

Public Education Announcement The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-7 in Lighthouse Point, as a public service, will conduct a one-day About Boating Safety (ABS) Course on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the Dixon Ahl Recreation Center, 2200 NE 38th Street in Lighthouse Point. Register on line at, call Gene Cain at 954-557-0582, or email Starting time is 8:00 a.m. The cost of all materials including lunch is $45.00. Space is limited. The ABS program meets all the requirements for the Florida’s Boater Education Identification Card which is now required for all boaters born after January 1, 1988. New and experienced boaters are welcome. Topics include the identification of navigational aids, elementary boat handling, required safety equipment, and the rules for using the local waterways.

Watch Out! Be Aware! Be On Your Guard! I love living in our wonderful community, we all seem to look out for each other, I feel safe. Sadly, that quiet confidence was recently shattered when our next door neighbor was robbed in broad daylight while she was at work. They tore the house up and took everything! Now she feels violated, as anyone would. Spread the news to be pro-active and make your home more secure. Please take a look all around your home and think about ways to be less vulnerable to these brazen robberies—secure your home and valuables. Let’s look out for each other, report anything suspicious at all. Contact the LHP Police for information, but you need to be your own first line of defense. EDITOR’S NOTE: Mayor Fred Schorr has commented on this in a letter on page 58. It has valuable information on this topic. We reserve the right to reject material that may not be in the best interest of the community. | Lighthouse Point Magazine



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From the

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18 Relay for Life 36 Pompano Seafood Fest 41 Sand & Spurs 46 Women of Distinction 65 Movie Night at the Park

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A Democracy or Kleptocracy? Events of the past four years has convinced us that most members of our Congress have become more concerned about their own personal future electability than the needs of our people. We now witness the words of our Constitution being wrongly interpreted by a group of mindless individuals in Congress who have mustered enough power to convince the old guard that there can never be compromise with our present administration. The disregard for the freedoms our Constitution provides has created a miasma that pervades the entire country and in its wake destroying our infrastructure, our will, our faith and the belief in those people we elected to serve us— the American people. So, here’s the simple choice: Do we want a Democracy that truly caters to the needs of all the American people, or what we actually have now, a Kleptocracy that steals, robs and sucks the blood out of everyone, except a chosen few? Take your pick!

Superkids—Where Are You? This month we feature 12 year-old Tyler Painter, 6th grader at St. Coleman’s Elementary School as SuperKid of the Month. You may read about Tyler’s accomplishments on page 16 of this issue. We have not had as many SuperKid submissions as expected after beginning this feature some months back, in cooperation with the Lighthouse Point Chamber of Commerce. Now that cell phones and social networking are the center of the universe for most children, it sure is a breath of fresh air to witness a child who realizes the importance of the arts and sciences. So, come on parents and teachers, let’s show our appreciation to the children that do make a great effort to better themselves through hard work. Lighthouse Point Magazine applauds these special students and encourage you to support them in their efforts, as well!

“Ya Know What I’m Sayin’” It’s a viral scourge affecting our children and now an out of control contagion spreading to adults, as well! Oh yes, it’s undeniable that persons of all ages are now interjecting phrases into their conversations, such as “ya know,” and other variations, such as “you know what I mean?” and “ya know what I’m sayin’?” and “you know what I’m tryin’ to say?”—a sad habit that’s infecting our daily lexicon like some untreatable virus. Call me a prude. Call me old fashion. I say this inexcusable behavior must stop! Ya know what I’m tryin’ to say?



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A cushion salesman in Kathmandu. Follow along as Pam Euston shares memories of her trip to Nepal.

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A Pet Who Needs Love Al’s Corner

A pet who needs love Please Rescue Me


Through this cage that keeps me bound, Slowly as I look around, Into your eyes I hope you’ll see, I need your love so desperately! Hold me close, take me away, Into your loving home, this I pray, I’ll make your life a joy, Oh, please adopt me today! By Charmaine Haines-Hills


Around the Point


As I Was Saying


Beauty Spot of the Month


Cantankerously Yours


Cookin’ with the Community


From the Editor


Garden Lady


Happy Birthday


Legal Matters


Life’s Journey


On-Line Marketing


Out & About


Pet Birthday Gallery


Senior Shout Out!


Sheriff’s Report


Skin Care




Hi, My name is Topaz. I’m a beautiful (if I say so myself) Carin Terrier mix about ten months old. Three months ago, I was on the streets and got hit by a car. Luckily, someone saw me, picked me up and brought me to Animal Control. The nice people at Animal Control called Florida Humane Society, told them what happened and immediately FHS came and got me so they could take care of me. I‘ve been recovering at FHS ever since where they all love me, but now I am ready to find my forever home. I am good with other dogs and would be a good family dog. However, I am a bit shy sometimes, so if you have children, I would be happier if they are older. Please come visit me and all my friends at The Florida Humane Society, 3870 N. Powerline Road, Pompano Beach (northeast corner of Powerline and Sample next to the Citco Car Wash), Thursday – Sunday 12-4, or you can visit us online at Hope to see you soon. Love, Topaz


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Nepal And The Mystical Himalayas Story and Photos by Pam Euston

“People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.” — Sir Edmund Hillary


y husband, Don, and I love to travel and in 2011 we decided to go to Nepal and Tibet. This was our fourth trip with Overseas Adventure Travel, a wonderful company that gets you off the beaten travel in small groups. For more information, visit their website at We departed JFK International Airport in New York on March 30, 2011, and sixteen hours later landed in Delhi, India where we stayed overnight. Next morning we headed back to the airport for the two hour flight to Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital and the country’s largest city, founded around 300 AD. It forms the hub of the surrounding Kathmandu Valley. We arrived at 3:00 pm and met our in-country guide, Sangeeta Prasai. She greeted us with “Namaste” which means “Hello” or more formerly, “I salute you”, and placed a pale yellow khata around each of our necks. This is common in Nepal and Tibet and the scarf is a symbol of friendship, welcome and respect. We boarded our bus and set off for the Gokarna Forest Resort. The one hour trip was quite an adventure in itself through one of the dirtiest, crowded and very congested cities we’ve ever encountered. They love honking horns here just as much as in Delhi and the city was a kaleidoscope of colors, smells, noise, pollution and perpetual movement.

A little girl with her two brothers in a village on the Modi River. An hour later we reached the sanctity of the Gokarna Forest Resort, a blissfully peaceful oasis amid all the noise and confusion of Kathmandu. This was at one time the private hunting lodge of the Nepalese royal family. That is until June 1, 2001, when a drunken Crown Prince Dipendra showed up at dinner and in a hail of bullets, 10

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killed ten members of the royal family, including his parents, King Birendra and Queen Aishwarya. He then shot himself and died two days later. Many believe Dipendra’s murderous drug-fueled rage was prompted by his parent’s disapproval of the woman he wanted to marry. After getting settled, we met Sangeeta for an orientation and filled out our visas for our next stop, Tibet. We learned some more Nepalese words…most important was “Chhai na” which means “No, I don’t have” but in the case of American tourists translates as “I don’t want it, don’t need it and I’m out of money!” Nepal is one of the world’s oldest and most extraordinary countries; a geographical wonder and an ethnological crossroads. Contrast is the common denominator, the unifying thread linking a profusion of customs, cultures, peoples, languages and landscapes. The fabric of Kathmandu’s society is being re-woven to incorporate modern influences, motorized transportation, popular culture, and mass tourism. After breakfast we set off for the Boudhanath Stupa, the country’s largest temple, Patan and Durbar Square. It is Saturday, a holy day in Nepal and every family tries to eat meat today, goat being the most expensive followed by chicken and water buffalo. Enroute we learned that 80% of the country is Hindu, 17% is Buddhist, followed by 3% Muslim. Ninety four languages are spoken throughout Nepal and the people all look very different. Located just south of Kathmandu, Patan is one of three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley; the others are Kathmandu and Bhaktapur, which we will visit tomorrow. The official name of the city is “Latitpur” (City of Beauty) and has a population of close to 200,000. It is Nepal’s third largest city and the economy is based on trade and commerce, tourism, art, handicrafts, and agriculture. Patan Durbar Square is one of seven monument zones in the Kathmandu Valley that together have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We spent most of the morning discovering the treasures of this beautiful city. Next stop was the Boudhanath Stupa, the largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. Built in the 14th century, Boudhanath means “lord of wisdom” and the splendid dome of the stupa is 120 feet in diameter. A significant feature are Buddha’s eyes and what looks like a nose that are painted on the stupa. The “nose” is actually the Nepalese symbol for unity. This is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Our “porters” with baskets full of our duffels as we prepare to hike into the Modi River Valley. This morning, we are going to take a flight to Mt. Everest. Since there is no way that we will ever climb it, we have decided to take the “express elevator” to its 29,029 foot summit via Yeti Airlines. After waiting for the fog to clear, we took off in a 40-passenger turbo prop. We flew along the Himalayas at 20,000 feet and then turned around and flew back so everyone on board had a bird’s eye view of the mountains. We took turns going up into the cockpit and getting information from the pilots. When it was my turn to go up front, Everest was straight ahead almost completely blocking the windscreen. It was a beautiful day without a cloud in the sky and the snow blowing off the summit is a sight I will never forget. The Nepalese call Everest “Sagarmatha” which means “goddess of the sky”. In Tibet the mountain is known as “Chomolungma,” meaning “mother goddess of the universe”. At one time it was known only as Peak 15 and, in 1865, was named for Sir George Everest, the British surveyor-general in India who was the first person to record its height and location. It was first summited on May 29, 1953, by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. I always wondered why there was no picture of Hillary on the summit. Instead it is the famous photograph of Norgay who is pictured staking the flags of Nepal, the UK, India and the United Nations atop the world’s highest peak. This is because Norgay did not know how to operate the camera. That afternoon, we headed for Bhaktapur, yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also known as “Nepal’s Cultural Gem” and is filled with monuments, palaces and temples with elaborate carvings, gilded roofs and open courtyards. Lying along the ancient trade route between India and Tibet, Bhaktapur, is 93% Hindu and 7% Buddhist and has a population of 225,000. Founded in the 12th century, you must see the city on foot as no heavy vehicles are allowed in central Bhaktapur. Anything built in the last 1,500 years is new construction in Nepal! Today we fly to Pohkara and will continue on to the Modi River Valley and mountain trekking in the Annapurna Range. Pohkara is 125 miles west of Kathmandu, is Nepal’s third largest city, and is in the

geographical center of the country. After our arrival, we boarded a bus for our two hour drive to the Modi River Valley. We traveled through beautiful farming country where the primary crops were corn, millet and buckwheat, eventually arriving at our destination on the Modi River. We were only allowed to bring a duffle weighing no more than twenty pounds. Our porters were 16 year- old girls carrying huge baskets on their backs to which was attached a leather strap that went around each girl’s forehead. Into each went about three duffels. Then we started out on our 2-1/2 mile trek to the Sanctuary Lodge. The girls were wearing flip flops and we were wearing hiking boots; they were making better time in their flip flops. The trek was mostly uphill, and we passed many fellow trekkers; some 50,000 people visit the Annapurna area each year making it one of the most popular mountain trekking destinations on the planet. We also passed mule trains, unique to this region and a tradition that dates back thousands of years. They ferry goods and supplies to various camps higher up in the mountains. The animals are adorned with harnesses of bells and headdresses of colorful plumes and lead mules may wear a headpiece inset with a piece woven in the same fashion as Tibetan carpets. After about one house we stopped in the village of Birethanti where there were several river-side lodges. Finally, we arrived at the Sanctuary Lodge, one of the most peaceful and beautiful places I’ve ever been. Our lodge was situated on the Modi River and at night we could listen to the water rush over the rapids. Dominating the landscape was “Fish Tail Mountain” or “Machhapuchhre” as the Nepalese call it, which means “fish’s tail.” It towers 22,943 feet above the Modi River Valley and has never been climbed. It is revered by the local population as particularly sacred to the god Shiva, and hence is off limits to climbing. This morning, we are going to hike 1,000 feet up into the mountains to a Gurung village, one of thirty villages in the Valley. It took all morning to reach the village where we had lunch with a local

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This award is proudly presented in cooperation with the



Lighthouse Point Chamber of Commerce.

Each month, Lighthouse Point Magazine will award a $50 check, or gift card to a child who has accomplished something special, or performed an extraordinary service to the school, or community.

Child r u o Y Is a kid? Super

Tyler Painter We are thrilled to announce that our SuperKid of the Month recipient is 5th grader Ryan Kolb. Because of his accomplishments, we felt this award is well deserved. Our choice for SuperKid of the Month for June is Tyler Painter, 12 year-old student, currently enrolled in Sixth Grade at St. Coleman’s School. She has an excellent academic straight a history, and consistently made the principals list each semester since the 3rd grade.

Tyler is an accomplished artist. She has taken art lessons for years and has had her work displayed at artserve in Fort Lauderdale, and most recently won an award at the exhibit held at Greight Spaces in Pompano.

Tyler also received the Terrific Kid award sponsored by the Kiwannis Club at St Coleman’s, two times. She not only won the first place Math Superstars award in her grade for the past three years, Tyler also represented St. Coleman’s this year in the Broward County Spelling Bee, beating out even the 7th and 8th graders at her school. By accomplishing this, she made it to the top 20 finalists at the County Bee.

as a citizen, Tyler is a good person. She is kind to everyone and very sensitive to those in need. as a Girl Scout for 6 years, she has volunteered her time for many worthy causes. Being an animal lover with many pets, she recently participated in the animal Rescue League Walk for the animals.

Tyler is also a dedicated athlete. She is an avid soccer player and has played travel soccer for the past 5 years, and currently plays for the Fort Lauderdale Select travel team. at St Coleman’s this yea, she has made the soccer, track and volleyball teams.

Lighthouse Point Magazine and Lighthouse Point Chamber of Commerce are indeed honored to present the SuperKid of the Month award to Tyler, and would like to congratulate her proud parents, amie and Chris Painter.

Lighthouse Point Magazine will now be accepting submissions (emails only) from parents who wish to enter our SuperKid of the Month Award Program. The word count should be under 500 words. Please mail submissions to


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Senior Connections


William F. Sullivan is a partner in Portley & Sullivan, a Lighthouse Point legal firm specializing in estate planning.

The cornerstone of a secure retirement is a plan for life Since 1974, William Sullivan has called Lighthouse Point home. A native Floridian, Mr. Sullivan received his law degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville and reported for active duty with the U.S. Army in 1969. He was discharged as a Captain in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps in 1974 and joined Peter Portley in the practice of law in the North Broward area. Mr. Sullivan has deep roots in the civic responsibilities of Lighthouse Point, having served as Municipal Judge from 1975-1976; City Commissioner, 1983-1987 & 1989-1993; and as Mayor, 1993-1999. He and wife Judy will celebrate their 46th anniversary this year and have two daughters: Debra now married with three children living in Dallas, TX, and Tracy also married with three children living in Denver, CO. Mr. Sullivan has spent his professional career in the practice of law, specializing in the areas of estate planning and the administration of estates and trusts. In addition to his legal career and civic interests, Sullivan also is Vice President of the John Knox Village Foundation, a Florida-based not-for-profit corporation. The Foundation operates exclusively to raise funds for the benefit of John Knox Village. Anyone who has lived in Northern Broward County for some time has probably heard of John Knox Village. Located in Pompano Beach, The Village is a not-for-profit continuingcare retirement community (CCRC), and is home to more than 900 residents with a staff of more than 600 employees. Mr. Sullivan’s involvement with John Knox Village and its Foundation is an extension of his professional interests. He said that he was first introduced to John Knox Village through his clients. “I have worked with so many people over the years who either lived there or were planning to move there,” he said. “Invariably when I asked them how they liked John Knox Village they would say, ‘I should have moved here sooner.’ Their satisfaction was virtually universal.” In his duty as Foundation Vice President, Mr. Sullivan has the opportunity to visit The Village frequently and has much to say about the benefits of the community. “The residents are vibrant, active and fun-loving. The grounds and buildings are maintained in top shape. Plus many of the employees have worked in The Village for a long time. The head chef has been there for about thirty years, and I understand another employee will be celebrating her 40th year at John Knox Village. There is very little turnover in the staff. It’s just a terrific place to live with a great sense of community and a very comfortable environment.” Mr. Sullivan also points out that the financial stability of 20

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The Village is one of its primary strengths. “In Florida, continuing-care retirement communities are governed by the State Office of Insurance Regulation,” he said. “If asked for advice on a CCRC, I would encourage the person to check into the financial stability of the facility that he or she is investing in – and make no mistake it is an investment. John Knox Village is one of the top rated CCRCs in the state.” “At a continuing-care retirement community such as John Knox Village, the residents know they have a guaranteed plan for their long-term health care needs. They are not leaving the burden of care to their family, friends or neighbors. They live an independent carefree life knowing their health care is assured including assisted living and skilled nursing care. I honestly believe that alleviating that worry about future health care adds years to your life. I encourage every senior to do the research and evaluate your options.” Take the time to learn about continuing-care retirement and to formulate your long-term plan. For more information on John Knox Village, please mail the coupon below for your free retirement information kit, or call (954) 783-4040.

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LHP Chamber News & Business By Andrea Freygang

Many thanks to our April host Hecker Dermatology for having us at their Pompano Beach location. Lighthouse Point residents Drs. Melanie and David Hecker are longtime members of the Chamber and recently opened their second location in Tamarac.

Shop The Point Summertime is coming, but Shop The Point is still here. Your Shop cards are good with many businesses in Lighthouse Point. Be sure to visit our website to learn which businesses are participating in this program. Over 40 different businesses have special discounts for Shop The Point cardholders, including restaurants, retail, real estate and service businesses. Stop by the site today at

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A s I Wa s S ay i n g Guest List

By Alan Williamson “Your room is waiting,” my wife cheerfully tells friends and relatives in far-flung corners of the country. It’s part of her ongoing “Southern Hospitality” campaign to tempt someone into a trip to Fort Lauderdale so she can coax them into spending a few nights in our seldom used guest bedroom. “We never have house guests,” she says disappointedly. “And we live in a vacation paradise.” “House guests,” I hasten to remind her, “are like fish. After three days they start to stink, and after a week they stink in a way that makes fleeing in the night seem like a reasonable option.” Still, living in a bona fide “vacation paradise,” we find ourselves making the obligatory open invitation to whoever’s on the other end of the phone. The wholeheartedness of the offer differs slightly, depending on whether it’s being issued by me or my wife. Sherry: “Come on down. You’ll have your own bedroom and bathroom, a key to the house, and you’re a mile and a half from the beach.” Me: “It’s hot as hell here but you’re welcome to come. The foldout’s not too painful, the bathroom has a door on it, and you can help yourself to what’s in the fridge— barbecue sauce and seltzer.” It’s a natural fact that, by their very presence, even the best house guests disrupt the normal ebb and flow of their hosts’ daily lives. Prolonged visits can set free powerful feelings, including anguish, grief, loathing, rage, and finally, intense longing that the ordeal will eventually end. To ensure that everyone maintains a protective layer of comfort and no one gets hurt, I find it’s a good idea to

set down a few house rules before guests arrive. Mine are as follows: 1) No asking “if you’ve been having trouble with that toilet in there.” I haven’t. You’re on your own. 2) No suggesting “we all go to that big flea market we heard about.” I’ve been and lived to tell about it. Now it’s your turn. 3) No offering to “treat” if we go to some tacky tourist attraction with you. It won’t work. Just go, and leave the money on the dresser. 4) No talking during any television show I’ve described as “one of the few things I look forward to watching every week.” In other words, “at the sound of a commercial, please give me your name and a brief message.” 5) No walking around in your underwear before midnight. 6) No walking around in your underwear after midnight. 7) No walking around in my underwear at any time. Make no mistake. We welcome guests at our home… we really do. I just know from experience that unless precautions are taken, there comes a breaking point that shatters the fragile harmony of a habitat holding too much humanity. In retrospect, our guests should have seen it coming. My flushed face, my trembling lip, the festering hostility of a thousand frustrations coming to a head. Maybe next time they’ll think twice about asking me where the fire extinguisher is while I’m watching Amish Mafia. ◆

Seems “Preston” is LHP’s New Resident The other day I heard something at my door and upon opening it, there stood a PEACOCK! I have lived in Lighthouse Point for over 15 years and I have never seen anything like this! It was as if he knocked on the door and was expecting to come in for a visit. He walked around my house, hopped the fence and had a stroll around the backyard, stopped by the pool for a while, cruised around the back porch, and then as quickly as he had appeared he disappeared wandering around on the docks going neighbor to neighbor. He did not seem bothered or scared by my presence, in fact he almost seemed friendly. He was very polite. He did not overstay his welcome, he simply stopped by to say hello then off he went. After telling some friends about what happened, it turns out I am not crazy after all. Several people have had similar run-ins with our neighborhood peacock. Just yesterday he was spotted hanging out on a tree branch. My daughter Ryleigh and I have affectionately named our new friend Preston the Peacock and our eyes are peeled whenever we are cruising around town, hoping to see our new friend again. Christi Candler Phillips 24

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You know it’s summer when…

The Garden Lady Says… By Donna Torrey

Like a big watering can poised from the sky, our state got watered! Yes, blessings from above poured down in a kind and gentle way this past week. We got the kind of rain that nourishes the landscape, and sustains our aquifers. The kind of rain that says it’s officially Summer in South Florida. Every year I marvel at the subtle, yet powerful way South Florida marks its seasons. This year, I noticed a few plants spreading the secret that summer is here. They are quietly telling us that it’s time to switch gears in the garden. Anyone who has tried to get a Rain Lily (Zephyranthes sp.) to bloom by watering it a lot, soon finds out that it’s more than wetness that causes it to bust out all over. It seems to be the rise in humidity, or some other signal from the atmosphere. They are amazingly accurate at predicting a good tropical rain. When the Gingers wake up, we know it’s summer in South Florida. They, too, just seem to know when the cool days and nights are really behind us for the next 6 months. If you have the hidden peacock Gingers, Curcumas, and the like, the ones that totally disappear for the winter, then you are starting to

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see them poke their noses out to greet the heavy tropical air. Ladies of the Night, (Brunsfelsia americana) make their cinnamon and clove presence known after a winter rest. Their creamy flowers are always evident to me only after I have first smelled them on an evening walk through the garden. They will grace the sultry nights to come with their comforting fragrance. Last, but not least, we know it’s summer in South Florida when the blooms of that tree monarch, the Royal Poinciana, cause our eyes to be raised to the sky by fiery orange flashes. They always surprise me, one day just a sparse looking tree, then out of the blue, one of the most beautiful sights in the world. Summer in South Florida is upon us. Take a walk in your garden and listen to the garden gossip. “Speak to the Earth, and it will teach you.” ◆

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Nepal Continued from page 11 family, danced with most of the population and marveled at the climb we had just managed. Along the way we stopped at the local school which is supported by OAT’s parent company, Grand Circle Foundation, visited a farm and met some wood gatherers. The next day we said goodbye to the staff of the Sanctuary Lodge and hiked back to our bus and the drive back to Pokhara. Once back in civilization, we visited a local market and then headed for the Pokhara Grande Hotel.

Rafting on the Seti River.

Modi River Valley from the Gurung Village 1000 feet up from the Sanctuary Lodge. We were up early and off to Lake Phewa Tal where we boarded canoes and set sail to discover this “valley of lakes”. This is the largest (one mile in length) of the Pokhara Valley’s eight lakes. We rowed our way to the pretty Golden Temple of Varahi on a tiny shaded island that draws both pilgrims and tourists. We stopped at the Temple of Varahi and then made our way back to shore. Then it was back on the bus and off to the International Mountaineering Museum. This museum was fascinating and contains everything you would possibly want to know about mountaineering. One exhibit contained all the junk and trash that’s been hauled down from the top of Everest. Used oxygen canisters, food wrappers, bottles, etc. Today, there is an attempt to start bringing down all the trash that’s been left behind, and no one is allowed to leave anything on the mountain on the way up or down. It has been decided to leave those climbers who died on Everest where they fell so the mountain is really a tomb. Next morning we said goodbye to Pohkara, boarded our small bus and set off for the Seti River where we will go rafting. Late-morning we finally arrived at Damauli, our put-in point, four to a raft and in a few minutes were in wilderness. We floated under several rope suspension bridges and passed one cremation on the banks of the 30

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river, a sight we have seen again and again. We started out at 11:30 am and at 3:00 pm we reached the Seti River Camp. Our accomodations were very comfy and homey tents. Wonder if there is a Yeti on the Seti? Well, if there is, not to worry. As Sir Edmund Hillary said, “There is precious little in civilization to appeal to a Yeti.” After breakfast the next morning, we started hiking up the mountain to visit another remote village. We passed rice terraces and corn. At noon we finally reached our destination and paid a visit to the Seti Gonka, the school that OAT supports through our travel dollars. We met the head master and several teachers and passed out gifts that we had brought for the children, then it was back on the trail and back down the mountain. Early the next morning, we boarded our rafts and were on the river by 8:00 am. Four hours later we reached out destination and boarded our bus for our drive to the Royal Chitwan National Park. We arrived at the Safari Narayani Hotel just across the Rapti River from the National Park, had lunch and got checked in. Later we walked to the elephant stables and met Pawn Kali (a female elephant), one of six

Remote village high in the mountains above the Seti River.

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resident females from India. She is 40 and her daughter is 20; they recognize each other whenever they are apart for a while. We had fun feeding them “elephant candy”, grass with molasses hidden inside. Next we boarded an ox cart and rode off to visit a nearby Tharu village, home to 300 people. This is very rich farmland and the villagers grow rice and corn. The Chitwan is one of the last refuges for the white rhino as well as the Bengal tiger. The rhinos swim across the Rapti River at night and forage in the farmers’ fields. They have electric fences but the rhinos seem to know when the electricity is off…which it is most of the time. Whereas yesterday’s kings hunted tigers as guests of Maharajahs, today’s visitors can explore this uniquely beautiful area in similar style (atop an elephant). We boarded our transportation, and set off in search of the local wildlife. It wasn’t long before we came upon our first white rhino…a veritable tank of an animal. Soon we came upon a mother and baby but the tigers eluded us.

Preparing a cremation bier at the Pashupstinath Temple on the Bagmati River in Kathmandu. The river eventually empties into the sacred Ganges. The family of the deceased sits in the front row.

The endangered white rhino, a veritable tank of an animal. The next morning we headed to the river and helped give the elephants their morning bath. It was obvious that they love this. They seemed to really enjoy being brushed behind the ears. Their skin was like sandpaper with very coarse hair. We Who’s giving who a bath! I’m climbed aboard but it was each of us getting hosed by Pawn Kali. who got the bath. They seemed to delight in sucking up a trunk full of water and dousing whoever was on their back. Next morning we flew back to Kathmandu and upon landing, made a detour to the Pashupstinath Temple on the Bagmati River. This great temple complex is three miles east of central Kathmandu and entrance to the temple precinct is forbidden to non-Hindus. The large, gilded, triple-roofed temple was built in 1696. The Bagmati River is lined with pilgrim resthouses and cremation ghats, including a royal ghat reserved exclusively for members of the royal family.

When we visited there were several cremations in progress. The ashes are scattered in the river, regarded as holy as it flows into the sacred Ganges. This will be our last night in Kathmandu. Seven of us are flying to Lhasa, Tibet, tomorrow and the remainder are returning to the U.S. We went to a beautiful restaurant and had a traditional Nepalese dinner; all of us were dressed in traditional Nepalese garments. Nepal has proven to be a most unique and interesting adventure. Look for our Tibet trip article in the July issue!

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Garden Club Flower Show By Inger Jones, Flower Show Chairman Photos by Jan Davey

Garden Club of Lighthouse Point hosted a Standard Flower Show at St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Education Hall on April 13th. In addition to regular monthly meetings, Flower Shows are another facet of garden clubs, as well as regular monthly meetings. This is an opportunity for members to showcase their horticulture, their design and educational exhibits to members and the viewing public.

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3rd Annual Fun Horse Show & Fair Bit By Bit Presents “Kentucky Derby Day” Photos by Debra Todd Spirits were high Saturday, May 4th, on a weather-perfect day at the 3rd Annual Fun Horse Show & Fair. This year’s theme was “Derby Day,” as it coincided with the yearly Kentucky Derby event. The Bit by Bit Therapeutic Center continues to provide “healing power that horses share with all humans.” This particularly applies when it comes to children with special needs. The non-profit organization relies on willing helpers who desire to make an impact on the lives of others, so volunteers are always welcome to assist in this great effort! Interested parties may call 954-471-6119, or 954-802-8874. Website:

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Women of Distinction Award Photos by Debra Todd

Soroptimist International of the Americas’ made their annual award presentation at Galuppi's on April 24. Their major service project is the Women’s Opportunity Awards Program. The three awards provide $1,500 scholarships to women who are in financial need and have primary financial responsibility for supporting their families while they are pursuing their education. This year’s winners were Cynthia Brelsford, Earlthisha Barnes and Natasha Vidal. Two Violet Richardson awards were presented to young women, ages 14-17, for their volunteer efforts in the community. Andree Devove and Jasmine Romero both received a $500 check. The third award presented was the Woman of Distinction Award that honored Abby Mosher for making an extraordinary difference in their community.

Earltisha Barnes and her daughter Promise, another of the Women’s Opportunity Award winners.

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Front Row: Natasha Vidal with son, Paul Brelsford (son of Cynthia Brelsford another Women’s Opportunity Award winner, Earlthisha Barnes and daughter Promise and Thomas Brelsford; Rear Row: Jasmine Romero (Violet Richardson award), Andree Devove (Violet Richardson award) and Cynthia Brelsford (Women’s Opportunity award).

20-month-old son of Natasha Vidal, one of Women’s Opportunity Award winners. Susan Motley Soroptimist member and Jasmine Romero, one of the winners of a Violet Richardson Award.

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Soroptimist Elyse Burgess and Abby Mosher, the winner of the Woman of Distinction Award.

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In a study supported by the National Institute of Health, it was found that three out of four smartphone applications (apps) designed to assess melanoma risk misclassified at least 30% of melanomas as being benign lesions. This according to a recent diagnostic accuracy study. Even though the smartphone apps were designed as educational tools and not necessarily for diagnostic purposes, the misdiagnosis of a melanoma as being a benign lesion poses a potential risk to consumers. The smartphone apps are not subject to any sort of validation or regulatory oversight and are only intended to educate the public about the dangers of melanoma. But despite the educational only disclaimers, potential harm exists to the apps users who may mistakenly believe that this app is actually offering accurate medical advice. The investigators used four smartphone apps to evaluate digital images of pigmented skin lesions that included 60 confirmed cases of melanoma and 128 benign control lesions.

The four apps deemed the images to be between 85-98% evaluable. The highest sensitivity (or most correctly predicted melanoma) of the four apps occurred with the only smartphone application that sent images to a board-certified dermatologist for analysis within 24 hours; the other three apps relied on an algorithm for image analysis only. Even the best of the 3 algorithm apps only classified 18 of the 60 melanomas as actually being melanoma. The good news is that these smartphone apps and other similar technologies have the potential to improve the mortality from melanoma by making the public aware of melanoma skin cancer. But, extreme care must be taken to prevent potential harm as well. A smartphone app will not replace a thorough skin examination by a dermatologist on a bi-annual basis. ◆ For additional information, contact Hecker Dermatology Group, P.A., 954-783-2323 or visit us on-line: Offices located in Pompano Beach and Tamarac.

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Great Ways to Strengthen Bone

And it’s not from the sun or in your food By Kelly Doyle

Our bones are the support system of the body. Weak bones can have a detrimental effect on your quality of life. We need to be aware of osteopenia (bone mineral density BMD that is lower than normal) and osteoporosis. Some people have a natural tendency for a low BMD, others are not making new bone fast enough to replace what the body is reabsorbing. The better your bone density is up to age 30, the longer it may take your body to develop osteopenia or osteoporosis if it’s on track to do so. There is strong emphasis in commercials and from our health care providers on Calcium, Vitamin D and K for strong bones, but as important as good nutrition is, there is a way to strengthen your BMD and avoid dangerous falls that has nothing to do with food and the sun. It is resistance or strength and balance training. Resistance training, strength training or weight lifting simply means, ‘carrying a load.’ When we think of resistance training we want to think of lifting or pulling on something that has weight or resistance. Dumbbells, Pilates and good ole’ gravity are examples. If you don’t have access to equipment, mat training can be done anywhere. Leg lifts, push-ups and arm circles are as challenging as you want them to be. Concentrate on movement and form, engaging and lengthening the muscles. The benefits are 52

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enormous; Increased bone, tendon and muscle strength and increased bone density! Get a more aerobic training with swimming or jogging. Balance training is a lost art, not an important part of our daily exercise routine. What a mistake! No one plans on falling, but at some point we all find ourselves tripping on a curb or walking on a slippery floor. We have a client who is a boating enthusiast. One trip her husband forgot to close the hatch and she walked right into the hole. Because of her good balance and strength training she was able to catch herself with her arms and stop from falling all the way in. She came in bruised but feeling great that she was able to save herself from a bad fall. Good balance can stop you from falling, give you the edge when you are lifting or pulling and help with body alignment by keeping your stance correct. There are so many reasons to exercise and strong bone health gives us one more reason to start. Remember, if you have a low BMD already, check with your doctor or trainer about movements that may need to be modified. ◆

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

What Is Probate? By Martin Zevin, Attorney

Probate is a formal court proceeding to distribute assets when a person dies. Probate can occur with or without a Last Will and Testament. Probate is necessary in Florida when a person dies owning any type of property (real estate,stocks, bank accounts, etc.) in his or her name alone without any beneficiaries. A bank allows you to designate beneficiaries as “payable on death” or “in trust for.” Similarly, if a person has a brokerage account, either in joint names or with a named beneficiary, that account will not have to be probated but will go automatically to the beneficiary upon the death of the account holder. Therefore, it is possible to avoid probate on most assets by simply designating beneficiaries. However, real estate is different. It is not advisable (for legal and tax reasons) to add children’s names to a Deed. If a home is owned jointly by a husband and wife and they both die, their heirs will need to go through probate. Probate in Florida takes about nine months. It involves filing the original Will and pleadings requesting a Personal Representative in a court Order called “Letters of Administration.” It is required that there be a publication in the newspaper, primarily so that creditors can put in a claim against the Estate. This would include credit card debt, outstanding

medical bills and unpaid funeral expenses. No assets can be distributed for ninety days from the date of first publication. If the only asset probated is the home, the Court can declare the property homestead, thereby exempting it from claims of creditors. An attorney is entitled to charge up to 3% of the gross value of the assets being probated. A lawyer can charge less than 3%, but not more. Lawyers can also charge an hourly rate if the client (the Personal Representative of the Estate) agrees. However, it is definitely preferable to agree to a specific percentage, which can be negotiated below 3%; otherwise, there is an unlimited ceiling for an hourly rate. The entire probate process can be avoided by creating a Revocable Living Trust and transferring real estate owned in Florida (and other states) to the Trustee of the Trust. ◆ For further information, please call me at 954-569-4878 for a free consultation. We are located 3275 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Suite 204, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442 (just East of Powerline Road). Our web site is and our e-mail address is

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Keep it Local – Computer Art By Jennifer Kovacs

As you know, there is a movement to support small businesses, local businesses, increase the entrepreneurial spirit, and sustain the arts and boost America’s economy. With tons of art programs and government funded initiatives to increase the arts while art education decreases, the community has really made an effort so show out and show up. So why is computerized art any different? I mean, there are hundreds of opportunities in the technology industry and plenty of need for the graphic/web designer/ computer artist. We should be supporting these artists just like we would any other local artist. With so much work being outsourced to places like India and China, why not consider supporting the local computer art economy like you would any other industry? In our vertical outsourcing is more common. However, be aware that like any other artist being commissioned for work, no one will understand your needs, your vision and ultimate goal like an individual available to discuss, direct and deliver on your project. Now with that said, if outsourcing is your only option and seems to be the right solution, beware of spelling mistakes and copyright infringement pertaining to images used on your site. No, you cannot just download images off of Google and use them in your creative. Images online are not necessarily public property and photographers can come after you for unpermitted use of their photos and files. Many times we see a lot of spelling and grammatical errors when a site is outsourced. Always proofread your content, in fact, have several people look it over.


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When viewers see mistakes on your website, although they may be small, they can question your credibility and accuracy to provide a service for them. When deciding on photos for your website, it’s always best to use your own. It makes your site more authentic. Have you ever noticed you see the same families smiling on the homepage of one dentist website that you’ve seen on others? That’s because most people use sites like Shutterstock and iStock to purchase their images. This is a great resource because the images are available for you to purchase the rights, which means there is no recourse for using their photo since they are available to buy. In addition you get to support some photographer who is building a business around selling their photos online. Your website is an investment, and in some cases can be a costly one. It is important to hire the right person or team of people to create your online image, using professionals who take the time to develop something special because they love what they do and not just because it’s a quick buck. When done right there shouldn’t be a round two or three of revamping. There are plenty of starving computer artists out there. Just as you would pick a photographer for your wedding or family portrait to display in your home, choose the right artist to display your online artwork. ◆ For more information, please call 954-533-0283 or 954-547-2175, or email

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A turtle can breathe through it’s butt.

In the North Pole, penguins do not exist.

Major League Baseball requires that all the umpires working in the league must wear black underwear at every game.

Moles have to eat every few hours or will starve to death.

The Pileated Woodpecker is about the size of a crow, it pecks an average of about 12,000 times per day, it can peck away at about 20 times in one second and closes it’s eyes every time it pecks.

There were once restrictions against showing toilets on television.

All In The Family, a TV program popular in the United States in the 1970s, it originally aired from 1971 to 1979 and was the very first TV program to air the sound of a flushing toilet.

If you ever watched the movie Pulp Fiction, you may have noticed all the clocks in the movie were set to the time of 4:20.

The voice of Donald Fauntleroy Duck is the most recognized in all of cartoon characters. Yes, Donald Duck’s middle name is Fauntleroy.

Less than 2 % of all the people in the world can lick their elbow.

If you exclude the words North and South, each of the seven continents begins with the same letter it ends with and besides Europe, they would all begin and end with the letter “A”. Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Australia, and Europe.

The most correct terminology for a pregnant goldfish is twit.

The Brady Bunch, originally aired from 1969-1974, shared one bathroom that was shown often, but it contained no toilet.

The Elf Owl is the smallest owl with many documented as weighing just under one ounce.

In the Republic of Albania shaking your head no means yes and nodding your head yes means no. It’s a fact.

Squirrels have thumbs.

Owls in a group are most widely known as a parliament, not a flock.

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Walt Disney was scared of mice.

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Cantankerously Yours

A License That Comes With Age: Giving Advice. By Wendell Abern

Dear Bumpkins, I have always felt that I am fairly intelligent. And even though I have been doling out suggestions and advice to friends and relatives since I was nine years old, no one has ever listened to me. Well, I’m now 80 years old, and I’ve decided…to hell with everyone. My age entitles me to impart my wisdom to people whether they ask me for it or not. So I am devoting this column to advising members of my own gender. And if you gentlemen choose not to heed my remarkable kernels of wisdom, you may well commit some of the same embarrassing and stupid blunders I have. And it will serve you right. First of all, guys, accept the fact that when it comes to malefemale relationships, the dumbest woman in the world knows more than the smartest man. And face the fact, once and for all, that women are smarter than we are. Oh, stop grousing. I have 80 years of pratfalls and pitfalls to support this claim. Read. Learn. Avoid. 1 - To young guys in their early teens. Today, with Facebook, chat pages, blogs and other Internet sites, it's fairly easy to make first contact with that cute girl sitting next to you in history class. But there comes a time when you want to make a phone call. Terrifying. At the age of thirteen, when I had decided to call Jackie—the beautiful, popular Jackie—I asked my good friend Lou how to get started. He said, “Make a list of topics to talk about.” I tried. I couldn’t think of anything besides the Chicago White Sox. “Terrific,” Lou said. “I’m sure she can’t wait to talk about the Chicago White Sox." “But I know about them. I can talk about them.” “So what? She’s a girl, peabrain! What’s she gonna do? Ask you who’s playing shortstop? Look, forget the list. Here’s what you do. Break the ice by saying something unexpected when she answers.” I called, and when Jackie answered, I said, “Hi Jackie, this is Clark Gable.” The response was a deep sigh and an impatient, “Who is this?” I told her I was Lou. She said she was busy and couldn’t talk. Lou has never forgiven me. Lesson. Learn from a peabrain. Make a list. A smart list. Negative on wrestlemania, monster truck rallies and the Playmate of the Month. 2 - You've been in a relationship for several years Consider the following scenario: You’re driving somewhere with your significant other sitting beside you. You pull up at a stoplight and notice a gorgeous blonde in the car next to you. She’s an absolute bombshell. You can’t take your eyes off her. Dummy! Guess who’s sitting right next to you? The light changes. You drive off. You get to your destination and park. And now, five minutes later, she will turn and ask, “Did you find her attractive?” And of course, you will pretend innocence by asking, “Who?” 56

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This is when she will get out, slam the door and accuse you, rightfully, of being stupid because you think she is. Lesson: Women come equipped with special intuitive genes, ESP, and eyes in back of their heads. Ergo: you can never get away with anything. 3 - The woman is out of your league Happens occasionally to most guys. If youre lucky. Happened to me several years ago when my cousin—who was in the Naval reserves—asked if I would take his fiancee to dinner while he was on a two-week training program. Of course! I would take Connie to Patagonia, let alone dinner! Fortunately, he asked me over the phone, so he couldnt see me slobbering. The word, “gorgeous,” did not do her justice. To this day, Connie, for reasons still unknown to me, teaches elementary school instead of starring in movies. When you take a knockout like Connie to dinner, there comes a glorious moment when you walk through the restaurant with her and become The Invisible Man. Every pair of eyes in the place followed Connie as she went to our table. No one even knew I was there until I sat down. I chuckled. Gloated. Smirked. It was that delicious moment when I knew everyone in the restaurant was thinking, “What the hell is she doing with him?” Now read and learn, guys. When you are with a stunning woman, just be yourself! I wish someone had given me that advice. Instead, I decided to morph into Sam Smooth. The waiter came to take our drink order. Connie ordered the house wine. In a very suave, debonair tone, I ordered the house diet cola. Connie chortled. Not good. Chortles are only good when they are with you and not because of you. And even then, my faux pas could have been quickly overlooked if the waiter hadn’t compounded my idiocy by saying, “Yes sir, what year?” Lesson: Do not risk being called Carl Cannonmouth the rest of your life. Learn to keep your mouth shut. 4 - Internet Dating I told my kids I was going to check out “Dating for Seniors.” I shared with them my first message: “Elderly; fit; looking for attractive woman interested in a meaningless relationship.” Haven’t heard the end of it. My kids, terrified they really do carry my genes, have signed up for DNA testing. Lesson: Do not share your romantic quests with your kids. Let them think you’re doddering. 5 - To all men of all ages Whether your relationship with your woman is brand new or decades old, this will always work: Never be horizontal when she is vertical. Cantankerously Yours, Wendell Abern

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Mayor Fred Schorr Speaks Out on Crime Statistics in Lighthouse Point By Jon Frangipane

After receiving numerous letters from readers requesting LHP Magazine publish crime statistics on Lighthouse Point, I had the opportunity to speak with Lighthouse Point Mayor Fred Schorr regarding the role of policing and information sharing. The Mayor responded as follows: Keeping all our residents safe and secure is our number one priority and one that we take very seriously. Our efforts are heavily directed towards both preventing and deterring crimes that might happen in LHP as well as solving crimes should they happen. LHP has a high per capita income which unfortunately draws criminal activity. Knowing that, we have employed numerous policing tactics in an effort to deter criminals from entering LHP. One of the most notable are the 44 cameras situated around our City reading every license plate that travels past the cameras. More to your point on information sharing, it is incumbent upon us to be very open and honest with all our residents because the more information residents have, the better prepared they can be to help protect themselves. Lighthouse Point has one the lowest crime rates in our area, but crime does happen and we all need to be constantly aware. Often we hear complaints that residents are not informed of crime in their neighborhoods. We recognized the issue that people are not reading the local daily newspapers and not getting immediate upto-date information. In an effort to correct this, last year we set up a Crime Tracking System available to all residents. We advertised this system in all the local papers and magazines and most importantly on the fastest and most up-to-date source of information—the City’s Website

The system allows residents to check on any type crime that happened either on their block, their neighborhood, or the whole City. Residents have the option of having that information sent to their email address on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. They can set the parameters of how often, how big an area in the City, and exactly what types of crime, they would like to be advised of. All our crimes are generally available online within 24 hours. One last feature we added in response to resident’s requests was immediate notification when our Police Department is assisted by the BSO helicopter in tracking a suspect in LHP. Within minutes of the helicopter arrival in LHP, an email message is sent out to all subscribers alerting them to where and what the Police are looking for and advising residents on what to do. To access this information go to, enter your home address and you will see locations markers on the map that pop up showing all the crimes within the last 72 hours. By going to “advanced search,” you can both change the dates you wish to search and select which specific type crime you want to review. Finally, by selecting “Create Alert” you can sign up to have the crime reports emailed to you and/or have the emergency alerts emailed to you. Our goal in sharing this information is to alert residents that criminal activity does occur in our City and we all need to take

sensible precautions. Crime prevention is a partnership between our Police and our Residents. The overwhelming crime in LHP is theft from unlocked cars. Purses, GPSs, computers, cell phones, and even guns, left in plain sight, and then stolen from cars are the easiest items to pawn, therefore creating the most crime. Residents need to make sure their cars are locked at all times and do not leave items in plain sight even for a minute. Home burglaries mostly occur during daylight hours. Residents need to be alert to any strangers or unusual vehicles. They need to have and use burglar alarms and possibly install home cameras. And, most importantly, “If you see something, say something.” We all need to watch out for one another and if you suspect anything suspicious, report it to our Police 954 942-8080. Be aware of anyone walking the neighborhood and knocking on doors as this is a tactic often used by criminals to assess if someone is home. They’ll pretend to be delivering something or looking for someone and then honestly apologize for being at the wrong address. Again, if that happens, call our Police Department. Don’t worry if it turns out to be nothing—better safe than sorry. Many crimes have been prevented by neighbors calling and saying there is something unusual in their neighborhood that looks out of place. Be aware of your surroundings and watch out for your neighbors. We have a great community, and together we can make it better and safer.

Home Safety Tips at a Glance • always keep your doors locked, and if you have an alarm, use it. • Trim landscaping away from windows and doors to eliminate hiding places. • Install motion sensor lights to illuminate the driveway and front of your home. • Close your garage door even if you are working around the house. • Make an inventory of all valuables including make, model, serial number, description, cost. • Photograph your property and valuables. • If you see suspicious or unfamiliar vehicles call 911 or LHP Police at 954-942-8080. • Contact the LHP Police if you will be away for a period of time so they can watch your property. • Put your car keys beside your bed at night. If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies.


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A Generation That Dreams

Th e Ar t s

By Carrie Rowley-Bennett

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.” One of the beauties of life is being free to dream. As an art teacher to k-8th grade, I deal daily with fresh-faced, beautiful young dreamers, ready to get messy and creative in the art room. We talk art principles, sometimes even discuss a famous artist long since passed, and then we set free to practice creating something from nothing using our hands and our dreams alone as tools. We paint, sculpt, paste, sing, sometimes dance, and almost always discover a new way of doing things. More importantly than the art itself, is the art of valuing our own ability to see and create. Thinking for oneself, forming ideas independently, and courageously forging our own identities in small ways everyday is something absolutely invaluable to this generation. In a world of perpetual visual communication, instant tweeting and media overload, making space for our own thoughts and ideas is like a refreshing drink of cold water! Art gives us permission and space to think and see as no one else does, and encourages individuals to be themselves and not mere reproductions! Sometimes we need to be reminded that our uniqueness is such a sacred thing to be treasured. I mean what a gift being original truly is! It’s not too often you don’t catch a kindergartner playing make believe and using their imaginations

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as though it were really happening! It’s in our DNA to daydream and creatively imagine ourselves doing amazing things from a young age! There is a certain function to dreaming that is intended to draw us into our destiny, the things that make us happy to be alive and give us real purpose. I believe so strongly in the beauty of the dreams of this generation. What an honor I have to nurture the gift of dreaming in the kids of this community through art. Beyond classes and homework and soccer trophies, kids will never forget the people who encouraged their ideas and affirmed who they are. What a value there is in setting kids into flight and acknowledging their one of a kind design. Society needs innovative thinkers who were raised and nurtured to boldly go out on a limb in life and think beyond the crowd. We can’t afford to miss out on anyone’s mark on society. The expression of our lives together is seen by every person having a voice in the art of life’s symphony! So let’s value the creativity in our young people's lives! Better yet, let’s value their vision. And set a generation into flight. ◆ Carrie Rowley-Bennett is the Art Teacher, St. Coleman School. She may be contacted at

Life Can be Fun…Let’s Play Some Games!

Do you appreciate some friendly competition and like to challenge yourself? If so, you probably like to play games. Playing solitaire and crossword puzzles are easy when you’re alone, but what if you want to play bridge or bingo? Nowadays, thanks to the internet, there‘s an abundance of games you can play with live people…online. There’s always a game to join, whether it’s at breakfast or midnight. Joining a game is easy, usually free, and there are some sites that require no sign-up. Simply type in the name of the website, and click on your favorite game. My mom loves to play checkers against her new group of online friends. I set her up on (click entertainment, then games) and now she’s showing me new games to play. Strategy games, brain teasers, and puzzles are all great ways to help exercise our brains, and keep our minds sharp. So now you will be doing something good for yourself, and having fun too! Have you heard of Sudoku? How about Binary? These are entertaining logic puzzles, also free. If you enjoy geography, Eagle Eye is the game for you. It challenges you to find a location somewhere in the world (Just Google: dkms software eagle eye). This is one my mom found. After teaching for 30 years, this game is practically made for her. You navigate the earth using three clues, satellite images, and Google Maps to try and guess a location… she loves it. Game sites can be very accommodating; some let you adjust the settings to make cards bigger or letters larger. Before you start, choose a “name” that identifies you, something like: “new gal” or “feeling 60

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lucky.” The other players are friendly, and you may decide to join a “chat.” The “lingo” can be a bit of a brain teaser. For example, GG means “good game” and WTG means “way to go,” and BRB means “be right back.” You can also make up your own lingo, have fun with it. Today, there’s always a game at your fingertips. You can be social, or play against the computer. Play with a partner, or jump into a “tournament” like Bingo, Bridge, Chess, and even Poker. Prefer to play by yourself? Try Britannica Trivia, Concentration, or a simple game called “Raindrops.” The best thing about internet games is that it’s “no muss-no fuss.” You don’t have to get fancy! So come on, grab your favorite beverage, throw on your favorite pair of slippers and head on over to that computer. Get comfy and relax…anyone up for a game of Gin Rummy? ◆ Website Suggestions: — for bridge — for chess — for bingo — for everything else 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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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.

Homemade Coffee Creamer My mother-in-law and I were having coffee this past week when she asked if I’ve read the ingredients in Coffee Mate creamer. I hadn’t. One of the first ingredients was Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, which is supposed to be unhealthy. The next day, my MIL found several EASY recipes (on another’s blog) for homemade coffee creamer using just two main ingredients – condensed sweetened milk and any other form of milk. I will only make my own from here on out! Here is the recipe I used, but there are plenty more at: Ingredients: • 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk • 1 3/4 Cup skim milk • 2 Tsp vanilla extract PS – use the expiration date of your milk for the expiration date of your creamer.

Sausage and Peppers Serves 2 Ingredients: • 4 large hot (spicy) pork sausages • 2 large green bell peppers, sliced thin • 2 large yellow onions, sliced thin • 4 garlic cloves, minced • 1 Tbsp olive oil • 1 28oz can tomato sauce • 1 8oz can tomato paste • 1/4 Cup marsala cooking wine • 1/4 Cup mascarpone cheese • 1 Tsp crushed red pepper • 1/4 Cup shaved parmesan cheese • 1 Tsp oregano • salt & pepper Preparation: In a dutch oven, heat olive oil on medium-high heat. Add sausages and cook, turning every so often. Cook about 15 minutes, until browned on all sides. Set aside.

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Pretzel Jello This sounds like kind of a "hillbilly" dessert, but it is one of my absolute favorites. It is sweet, salty, cold and refreshing. The perfect dessert for adults and kids, for picnics and summer BBQs. It's a bit tedious to make, but is worth it!! Serves 10 - 12 Ingredients & Method: • 2 1/2 Cups finely crushed pretzels (I used a food processor) • 3 Tbs sugar* • 1 Stick margarine, melted Combine the above. Press firmly into a 9x13" pan. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes. Cool. Spread below mixture on cooled pretzel base. REFRIGERATE 4 HOURS. • 8 oz softened cream cheese* • 1 Large container Cool Whip* • 1 Cup sugar* Mix together: 1 (.60 ounce) pkg strawberry jello* (use instructions on box) 2 (12oz) packages frozen strawberries, thawed Let partially sit in refrigerator. Spoon this on top of the cream cheese layer, and chill until firm. (Be sure to pour the mixture on the cream cheese layer at the right time. If it's too runny, it will seep through and the pretzels will become soggy. Needs to be thick, but not quite in jello form). I used all sugar free Cool Whip, sugar free jello, substituted sugar with Splenda, and used lowfat cream cheese. It tasted the exact same.

In pan, add peppers and onions. Reduce heat to medium and cook until tender, stirring and scraping up bottom of pan. (About 10 minutes) Add garlic, stir and reduce heat to low. Add sauce, paste, wine, cheese and seasonings. Place sausages back in pan and simmer on low for 1 hour. Serve on its own, or over pasta. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and enjoy.


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The Gridiron Griller For someone who led a “No-Name Defense”, Dick Anderson certainly has made quite a name for himself in South Florida. Dick’s postfootball career includes stints in politics, numerous business ventures and charity contributions. In February, I had the privilege of participating in the “Taste of the NFL” with Dick in New Orleans. He is a consummate professional, smart, giving and enormously popular both in Florida and on the national stage. His three-year support of my Gridiron Grill Off is treasured. This year, Dick teamed up with Chef Hector Lopez, of the Grateful Palate, to create Anderson’s Grilled Lobster Roll. It is such a great combination of a high brow fare---lobster---served in a humble roll, accented with zesty fresh lime juice and crowned with savory pancetta. That is a nononsense meal that reminds me a bit of the man who inspired it!

Dick Anderson and Chef Hector Lopez of The Grateful Palate Restaurant & Wine Bar in Fort Lauderdale with John Offerdahl.

Anderson’s Grilled Lobster Roll READY…Line up your ingredients • 2 lb lobster • 2 T red pepper flakes • 1/2 lb pancetta • 1 hoagie

• 2 yellow tomatoes • 12 oz Corona beer • 8 limes, juiced

• 1 red pepper • 1 bunch flat leaf parsley • 4 cloves garlic

• 2 c olive oil • 1 red onion • 1 c sherry vinegar

PREP…Prepare Your Entreé, Rubs, Dressings & Sauces… CHIMICHURRI SAUCE: Chop yellow tomato, red pepper and red onion. Finely chop parsley and add with minced garlic. Place all in bowl, add vinegar, oil, salt and pepper to taste. PANCETTA: Grill thinly sliced pancetta until crispy. LOBSTER: Marinate the lobster in beer, lime juice and red pepper flakes overnight. LET’S GRILL…Take it to the Grill… Drain lobster from marinade, and on medium hot grill each side for 2 minutes. Slice hoagie, brush with olive oil and grill until toasted. Add lobster to sliced hoagie and scoop chimichurri on top and finish with crispy pancetta.


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Recommended wine pairing… Murphy Goode Pinot Grigio JOHNNY SAYS… “Dick Anderson rolled over the competition in the NFL with 34 interceptions, three touchdowns and 15 fumble recoveries. Then again, his grilled lobster recipe will roll over your taste buds if you try it!”

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Hosted by the Lighthouse Point Cultural Committee, Movie Night in the Park at McDonough Park on Saturday, May 4th proved to be another fun hometown event! Theme title of the event was American Graffiti, as was the feature film title of the evening, shown on a the big screen at 8:30 pm. An amazing array of antique cars, some of which had never been displayed before, were dazzling eye-catchers, as you see in the photos. And food trucks serving foods of the 50s made the evening even more memorable, thanks to Commissioner Becky Lysensen and Recreation Director John Trudel.

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The Mystery of It All

Life’s Journey By Reverend Jack Noble

I give up! About the time I think I have something mastered, or that I understand something, or that I have a grasp on some idea —immediately—and I do mean immediately—some new and unexpected challenge presents itself. Further, I am finding that this “rule,” as it were, applies to every area of my life. About the time I think I have some semblance of self-esteem, let’s say, I am given a lesson in humility. As soon as I get the idea that I am good at something, I am offered a lesson in what I don’t know about the practice or the skill. I discover one day the importance of having time to myself, and the next day I am asked to support someone else in their work. Actively believing that I can get all of the details of my life under control? What a myth! Because, I find, life is always presenting us with new lessons in living, every day. The fact is we never finish our lessons. For as long as we are alive, there are things to be learned. Regardless of our age or station in life, or even our level of success, we are never exempted from the lessons we need to learn in order to continue growing and maturing. This journey of life to which we have all been called is constantly unfolding, and while we may have gained wisdom in the process, and our capacity to face challenges has increased, new lessons will always be presenting themselves. Further, as our wisdom increases, and our capacity expands we are allowed to take on and solve greater challenges. I am coming to see that there is great relief in finally understanding that we never actually master life, and striving to

do that will only lead to frustration. Consequently, it is my opinion that the best we can hope for is to strive to master the process by which we experience life. Life is something from which we never graduate, so it is the process, or the journey itself that brings real value to life. To that end, the real challenge for us becomes the ability to embrace our role as a perpetual student of life. One of the greatest freedoms we can find is to actually admit to ourselves (and those around us, I suppose) that we don’t know everything about anything, and that we don’t need to! To accomplish this, though, means that we must convince our ego that being a student (a learner) does not make us inferior. In fact, being a student of life opens to us worlds of opportunities and possibilities that are invisible to those who are unwilling to accept this role. To do this? It means learning the lessons of surrender, commitment, humility, flexibility. Without these, we will never be able to open our hearts and our minds and our spirits wide enough to allow ourselves to take in all that life has to offer. Pablo Casals (1876-1973), arguably the greatest cellist who has ever lived, continued to practice at least three hours every day. At 93 he was being interviewed and the interviewer asked if this was true, and the great one affirmed that it was. Then he was asked why he was still practicing at 93, for three hours every day. He quipped without missing a beat, “I am beginning to see some improvement.” ◆

Electric Vehicles Update

Al ’s Co r n e r

By Al Siefert

According to a recent article on electric vehicles (E.V.), more manufacturers are coming to market with their vehicles. While the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt were the first to introduce the all electric vehicles in the showrooms, their success has been limited. In 2011, there were almost 18,000 of these cars sold, followed by more than 52,000 sold in 2012. The increase showed an upward trend, but not the success that was anticipated. Toyota, Ford, Mitsubishi and Honda all have new electric vehicles on the market and they hope to sell 400,000 vehicles by 2020, which may sound like a lot, but compared to the 14.5 million gas and diesel powered cars sold in the U.S. during 2012, the electric vehicles sales will be lagging for a few more years. The charging systems on many of these cars allow for a simple plug into a 110 volt appliance outlet in the garage and the ability to fully charge over- night. However, some full electric cars will need a 240 volt charger installed at a cost of around $1000.00. These chargers will recharge the batteries more quickly but at an added cost. Federal tax dollars are being used through the Department of Energy to install more commercial charging stations in 16 cities throughout the U.S. Unfortunately, none of them are located in Florida. California is leading the country in Chevy Volt and EV sales with 50% of the market. The other 16 cities are scattered around the country from Washington to Georgia. 72

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The cost of these vehicles seems to be a major reason for slow sales. To combat this the Federal Government is offering incentives up to $7,500 toward the purchase of an electric vehicle. These incentives should be around for another 4-5 years. Hopefully by then, the cost and reliability of these cars will be better. Another drawback is the cost of the batteries, as well as the fact that the batteries are not fully developed yet to offer the reliability of a conventional car. It is my opinion that the success of the electric vehicles will depend on the development of a battery that will have a quick charge with the capacity to travel a greater distance. Hopefully, through more research new battery products will emerge and the electric vehicles will gain a greater market share. The plug-in hybrid is probably the best bet for now until the charger infrastructure locations and the batteries are developed. With the plug-in hybrid you can save money while driving on the batteries and will still be able to travel on gasoline for longer trips. ◆ 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. (954) 493-9411

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Operation Medicine Cabinet

By Sheriff Scott Israel

Several years ago, Broward County was considered ground zero for prescription drug abuse. Unfortunately, we became a hotspot for out-oftown visitors who would come to our county for the sole purpose of purchasing and abusing powerful pain medication. With an increase of illegitimate pain clinics dubbed “pill mills”, we experienced a major influx in the supply of dangerous narcotic medications. Throughout the last several years, increases in prescription drug abuse and its related criminal activity have brought enormous challenges to our community. In response to this rising epidemic, the Broward Sheriff's Office acted quickly by imposing a multi-faceted approach to combat the problem, known as Operation Medicine Cabinet (OMC). The three-pronged OMC program focused on increased law enforcement efforts to target pill mills and prescription drug traffickers, educational presentations to inform the public about the dangers of prescription drugs and drug “take back” events to encourage the safe disposal of unused, expired or unwanted medication. Over the years, our efforts to combat this problem have been fruitful, and I am pleased at the success of the OMC program. Through proactive law enforcement efforts, we have been successful in shutting down many of the pill mills that once plagued our community. As a result, the title that once haunted Broward County no longer remains. On average in Florida, eight people die every single day as a result of prescription drug abuse. As a parent, it is hard for me to fathom that many of these victims are our youth. Aside from law enforcement, efforts to curb the problem need to include education. The OMC educational presentations given throughout our community have helped to reveal an eye-opening reality about the life-threatening dangers of abusing and misusing prescription medications. It is important for parents, grandparents and friends to know that prescription drugs are easier for kids to get than illicit drugs. Most of the time, these drugs are obtained from their parents' or grandparents’ medicine cabinets, friends' homes, internet pharmacies or from classmates. Seventy percent of teens have reported that they get their prescription drugs from someone close to them. To date, these presentations have been given to more than 10,000 people, including school children, parents, senior citizens and educational and healthcare professionals. Many people do not know what to do with old or expired medication,

or what to do if a loved one passes away, and they are left with a cabinet full of powerful medications. The prescription drug “take back” component of the OMC program has provided a means for the public to rid their medicine cabinets of unused, unwanted or expired medication. The benefit of the “take back” is two-fold, providing for the safe disposal of these medications and making them less accessible to our youth. To date, the Broward Sheriff’s Office has collected more than one million pills during our monthly “take back” events. While we have seen tremendous success as a result of the OMC initiative, we know this program alone will not solve the problem. We will continue to stay proactive in our enforcement efforts and implementation of innovative programs. As a Broward County resident, I also encourage you to do your part and get involved. Monitor your medicine cabinets. Count how many pills you have and make note of the date you expect to refill your prescriptions. Secure narcotic medications in a safe place not accessible to your children. Be aware that kids may obtain these drugs from medicine cabinets while visiting friends or family. Restrict the availability of these substances within your home. Talk with your child about drug use. Help him or her understand that misused prescription drugs can be just as dangerous as illicit street drugs. When used in combination with other substances, such as alcohol, prescription drug use can be fatal. Attend one of our drug “take back" events to rid your home of unused, unwanted or expired medications. Participants can drop off prescription drugs with no questions asked and receive a $5.00 gift card to local stores and/or pharmacies. For information about when and where BSO will hold its next "take back" event, please visit These events are free and open to the public. As we continue to move forward, I believe that by working together, we will combat this problem to help make Broward County a safer place to live and work. ◆

Domestic Versus Foreign Vehicle Purchase

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By Jay Ghanem

Are you thinking of buying a new car and aren’t sure if you want to purchase domestic or foreign? Does buying a domestic vehicle show you are patriotic or not? Are you looking for a dependable vehicle, a practical and efficient vehicle or a luxury vehicle that reflects your style of living or financial status? How would you choose YOUR car? How do you know you’ll get your money’s worth? Domestic manufacturers are beginning to respond to the competition and they are getting better. And yet, as per our customer responses on dependability studies, Toyota and Honda placed at the top in multiple categories. Ford F150, Chevy Traverse and GMC Acadia, along with the Buick Enclave made the top 10 vehicles for 2013. Of course, in the Luxury vehicles, BMW, Mercedes, Volvo, Lincoln MKZ and Cadillac CTS made the list. Today, more than ever, there is a global focus in the automotive industry. Domestic manufacturers such as General Motors and Ford build cars all over the globe, including Asia and Europe. Just like many foreign manufacturers building vehicles in North American, the line between import cars and domestic vehicles has become blurred So, for the savvy consumer to decide on a new vehicle, here is the list that needs to be checked: reliability, performance, maintenance, safety, insurance cost, style, type and drivability, depreciation value of the vehicle. Just know that foreign cars tend to be more expensive to buy and


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to maintain. Also, consider that foreign and luxury cars (including domestic) tend to be stolen more often and thus increase the insurance. Remember: always ask your mechanic about their view of a specific vehicle you are eyeing. Your mechanic’s experience in repairs, parts availability and overall dependability of a car is invaluable. Of course, let’s not forget the personal taste of the consumer! A buyer's focus should not be on where the car is from, but if the vehicle meets your personal expectations. Bottom line, if you pick a Ford Focus or you are about to get the Maserati, the choice is yours and it is the right choice. So, enjoy this experience since it will be the second most expensive purchase after your home! Bottom line, if you pick an American vehicle, or you are about to get the Mazeratti, so everyone knows you’ve made it! A buyer's focus should not be on where the car is from, but if the vehicle meets your personal expectations. The choice is yours and it is the right choice. So, enjoy this experience since it will be the 2nd most expensive purchase after your home! ◆ Jay Ghanem is the President of AUTO TECH AND BODY, INC., 429 N. Dixie Hwy in Pompano Beach, FL 33060. For further information, please call 954-946-9730

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