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Many exciting events have been taking place over the past few weeks and “Manning coming to the Miami Dolphins” has been top on the list. We’ll have to see how that plays out. Still, as the philanthropic season marks its end, new experiences will commence. This month indicates the beginning of springtime. The rains will fall and everything will begin to bloom. It seems nature knows exactly what she is doing when it comes to life, even though we sometimes try to divert what is about to happen with our own plans. Things change, time moves and hurt passes, but the one thing which remains constant is life will go on. Elton John put it to words and song, saying, “In the circle of life it’s the wheel of fortune, it’s the leap of faith, it’s the band of hope, till we find our place on the path unwinding in the circle, the circle of life.” As in years past, many communities will be holding ceremonies and Relay’s for Life. This American Cancer Society fundraising effort brings together survivors, patients and memories of fights well fought. Like many, I know or knew family and friends with this terrible disease, so I participate, contributing my time and resources to the successful efforts of the organizers. But this year takes on a whole new meaning. Recently my mother underwent a procedure to remove a lump and more was uncovered. Now, we are discussing the options about future protocols. She is in relatively good health and high spirits. The qualities

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But while the venerable brand has never gone out of style, it seems that it has extra special buzz in 2012. Why? Maybe, because Henri Bendel specializes in fashionable accessories, cosmetics, jewelry, footwear, fragrances and more attracting a rabid following of female sophisticates. If you can’t visit the flagship store in Manhattan (a landmark), visit www.henribendel.com to find a location near you. So why is Henri Bendel hot? Maybe it’s the signature black and white colors of its handbags and beauty cases, or maybe it’s because trendsetters like Rachel Bilson and Abigail Breslin have been spotted wearing Henri Bendel around Hollywood.

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You don’t have to love country or folk music to love The Civil Wars. You just have to love good music. Take it from us, The Civil Wars are about to break. The group, fresh off winning two Grammy’s, is composed of singer-songwriters Joy Williams and John Paul White. They’ve already appeared on

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Foodies are predicting the rise of gluten free fare and retro foods and the fall of cupcakes and popup restaurants. While we are not ready to write off the cupcake, we do think the gluten free movement has legs. An estimated 10 percent of the population has some sort of gluten sensitivity—giving restaurants a chance to cash in by serving this growing niche. As for retro fare, start looking for the tried and true to reappear on your menus: meatloaf, fried chicken, hot dogs and fruit pies are making their way from the diner to a wider variety of restaurants. Maybe it’s the times, maybe it’s the nostalgia—but there’s something to be said for bringing back meatloaf. This food just makes you smile. Another trend worth watching is the growth of “communal restaurant tables.” Whether you’re a party of six or a table for one, it doesn’t matter. When upscale restaurants offer communal tables there is room for everyone. Shy diners may have to adjust to sharing a meal next to strangers, but social folks will appreciate the opportunity to meet new people over a memorable meal. Watch for this European trend to grow in the United States in 2012 and beyond.

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Hispanic Unity Hosts 2nd Annual Entrepreneur Summit WHEN HISPANIC UNITY HOSTED THE INAUGURAL ENTREPRENEUR SUMMIT, HUNDREDS OF NEW AND ESTABLISHED BUSINESS OWNERS CONNECTED WITH SUCCESSFUL, SEASONED EXPERTS. A RESOUNDING SUCCESS AND WELL ATTENDED BY MORE THAN 450 INDIVIDUALS IN 2011 THE, ENTREPRENEUR SUMMIT RETURNS BY POPULAR DEMAND ON FRIDAY, APRIL 20 FROM 7:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. AT THE SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL AND CASINO IN HOLLYWOOD. The unique event features a mix of business-owners, emerging entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 companies, economic development specialists, government staffers, small business experts, procurement officers, educational institutions, media and corporate partners and all others interested in entrepreneurship. The day kicks-off with a morning Plenary Session and workshops delving into the most important topics for every entrepreneur. Presented by respected experts, sessions include: Financing: The “New” Reality: How to finance your dream; Digital Marketing offered in both English & Spanish and The Entrepreneurial World of Selling. “The Entrepreneur Summit is extremely timely as South Florida continues to be a leader in new business startups and second stage expansions. As more South Floridians –venture out on their

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own with dreams of starting their own business, we provide resources and tools to help them succeed,” says Josie Bacallao, president and CEO of Hispanic Unity of Florida. “Our goal is to inform, connect and inspire new and emerging business-owners while encouraging attendees to learn and network within a stimulating and engaging environment. We are all looking forward to another well attended event.” Following the morning sessions attendees are invited to enjoy a VIP Networking Reception and the American Dreamers’ Award Luncheon. Keynote speaker is Harry M. Jansen Kraemer Jr. an executive partner with Madison Dearborn, one of the largest private equity firms in the United States, author and professor of management and strategy at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Kraemer was former Chairman &

CEO of Baxter International. Hispanic Unity was founded 30 years ago by community leaders to ease the acculturation transition for newcomers from other nations. Today this nonprofit provides assistance through 21 programs, in three languages, to Broward’s diverse community. Hispanic Unity remains the county’s largest agency dedicated to the immigrant population, providing them with the tools they need to build a new life. In 2011, the agency served 20,000 plus clients, from toddlers to adults. The agency offers assistance at six Broward County sites. Its mission is: Empowering Hispanics and other members of the community to become self-sufficient, civically engaged and lead productive lives. The morning Plenary Session, workshop and Trade Show are complimentary. Tickets for the whole event, including the VIP Networking Reception and the American Dreamers Awards Luncheon cost $75. Early Bird registration ($65) is available through April 2. To register visit www.HispanicUnity. org or contact Wendy DeLucca at wdelucca@hispanicunity.org or 954646-5403.


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Spinners to Headline Boys & Girls Club of Broward County 45th Annual Dinner Auction HOPING TO BUILD ON MORE THAN FOUR DECADES OF SUCCESS IN HELPING CHILDREN FIND THEIR WAY, THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF BROWARD COUNTY IS HOSTING ITS 45TH ANNUAL DINNER AUCTION AT THE SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO. HEADLINING THE NIGHT WILL BE THE ICONIC ’70S SOUL AND DISCO GROUP, THE SPINNERS. The group will perform its timeless classics at this black tie optional event – which has become Broward County’s longest established fundraiser. Attendance is expected to top 750 guests. Tickets “EVERY YEAR, are $250 per person, sponsorships WE’RE EXCITED with available from $5,000. AND HUMBLED All proceeds from the AT THE TURNOUT evening will support the WE GET FROM Boys & Girls Clubs of GUESTS, Broward County. “Every year, we’re SPONSORS AND excited and humbled at SUPPORTERS.” the turnout we get from guests, sponsors and supporters,” said Brian Quail, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs Broward County. Event chairs are Michelle Case, Jim Robertson and Julie Russell. “The co-chairs, the support team and all of our backers throughout the business and civic community work

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hard to make the dinner auction the year’s can’t-miss event. They’ve done it again this year.” It’s little surprise that the event is well attended. The organization’s success is known throughout the community. As a 501(c)3 organization, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County is committed to enabling young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Programming is focused in three core areas: Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles. It serves over 12,000 “atrisk” youth in 12 Clubs throughout Broward County. In 2011, 90% of Club Members progressed to the next grade level and 94% of Members graduated from high school. The night also will serve as the sixth anniversary of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County’s “Generals

Club.” This elite group of companies and executives in the construction and building industry help raise money for the organization. Generals Co-Chairmen are Jim Robertson and Bob Case. Through this partnership with successful and charitable industry professionals, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County have pioneered programs for trade education and have joined together to build youth excitement and desire for a career in construction. More than 1,000 children participate in Boys & Girls Clubs construction oriented programs annually in Broward County, with hundreds participating in construction site visits and seminars, learning from career fairs, and completing 90 hours of education and hands-on learning. The dinner and auction begins at 6pm on Saturday, April 21, 2012, with complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Dinner is served at 8 pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Megan Johansen at mjohansen@bgcbc.org or (954) 537-3324.


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26th Annual Zimmerman MS Bike Ride ON APRIL 21 AND 22, 2012, AN ESTIMATED 2,500 CYCLISTS WILL MAKE THE TWO-DAY, 150-MILE JOURNEY FROM THE MAROONE START/FINISH VILLAGE AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY TO THE VILLAGE AT JOHN PENNEKAMP STATE PARK IN KEY LARGO AND BACK. The MS Bike Ride is Florida’s premier and most exciting charity cycling event, raising money to support research, programs and services to 6,000 South Floridians affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). Last year’s ride raised nearly $1.8 million through corporate sponsorships and fundraising efforts of the cyclists, volunteers and donors. “The Zimmerman MS Bike Ride Presented by Mack Cycle and Fitness is an event to remember with festivities and entertainment which attract thousands of cycling enthusiasts,” said Karen Dresbach, National MS Society, South Florida Chapter President. “It is truly inspiring to see each rider become motivated to cycle hundreds of miles to support the cause.” Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. It interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be

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predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving closer to a world free of MS. The ride takes off from HomesteadMiami Speedway on April 21st at 7:00 AM, with a lap around the track NASCAR style, then stops overnight at John Pennekamp Park in Key Largo. Once all riders arrive at the park, they will celebrate in a festivallike atmosphere with food, fun and entertainment. Riders can either camp for free at the park or make hotel accommodations. After a good night’s sleep and hearty breakfast, the riders will return to the Speedway

on April 22nd for the finale where dedicated volunteers will cheer them across the finish line and present medals. Rest stops will be available every 4 – 9 miles with food, drinks, first aid, bike repair, fun themes and more. This year, Emmy Award-nominated host Phil Keoghan will be riding with the Mack Cycle and Fitness team. Keoghan is the producer and host of the popular reality competition show The Amazing Race. Children and families are also invited to participate in a Kids and Family Ride on April 21st at 9:00 AM. There is a $15 fundraising minimum for kids 12 and under plus free registration, $50 minimum for teens ages 13 – 17, $150 minimum for adults 18 and older all with a $20 registration fee. In addition to the generous support from the title and presenting sponsors, Zimmerman Advertising and Mack Cycle and Fitness, the following companies have committed to be major supporters of the MS Bike Ride: DHL, Maroone, FedEx, Amex, Subway and UPS. To register or volunteer for the Zimmerman MS Bike Ride Presented by Mack Cycle and Fitness visit www. msbikeflorida.org, email ms150bike@ fls.nmss.org or call 1-800-FIGHT-MS (344-4867).


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Bella’s Group Hosts Free Party ON APRIL 22ND, FROM NOON TO 2:00PM BELLA’S GROUP AND HEALTHY MOTHERS HEALTHY BABIES WILL HOST A FREE PARTY AT MANORS BOWLING LANES. “Bella’s group is unique among non-profits in that it was started by two grade school girls and it has continued to thrive and grow... a testimony to the power of an idea and the enthusiasm of these young girls,” according to Cynthia Peterson, Executive Vice President of the Broward County Medical Association (BCMA). She was referring to Gabriella and Isabella Glazer who started the support group when they couldn’t find one that dealt with their circumstances… The girls were being raised by their grandparents, Drs. Ira and Marietta Glazer. In the spirit of their ‘mission to organize fun parties throughout the year,’ Gabriella and Isabella are teaming with Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies to host a party at Manors Bowling Lanes on Sunday, April 22nd from Noon to 2:00 p.m. “These free parties are fun for the children… and it also offers the family

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members raising them an opportunity to share and receive support while the children are playing,” Isabella

“WE HOSTED BELLA’S GROUP ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO… THEY HAD A TERRIFIC TURNOUT AND EVERYONE SEEMED TO HAVE A GREAT TIME.” said. An estimated 35,000 children in Broward County are being raised by family members that are not their parents. Marietta and Ira adopted their two grandchildren after a lengthy, complex and costly process. “We hosted Bella’s Group about two years ago… they had a terrific turnout and everyone seemed to have a great time,” said Dwight Matlack, owner of Manor Lane Bowling at 1517 N.E. 26th Street in Wilton Manors.

“We look forward to having them bowl with us as the centerpiece for their April party.” Manor Lane boasts 20 state-of-the-art synthetic-surface bowling lanes, a fresh food snack bar and a game room filled with arcade games for the young at heart. In order to fund these free parties, Gabriella and Isabella have become adept at organizing fundraisers. A case in point was the recent “Intimate Evening with Laura Duksta,” speaker, visionary and best selling author of I Love You More and You Are a Gift to the World. Held at the prestigious New River Fine Art at 914 East Las Olas, guests were dazzled by the works of Domenech, Vilanova, and M.D. Rubio. “We raised more than a $1,500.00, thanks to the donations guests made, a percentage of Laura’s book sales and gift certificates from Zola Keller and Elite Travel,” Isabella added. Guests are encouraged to bring canned food for the Pantry of Broward. Visit www.foreverfamily. net/BellasGroup.html or call 1 (888) 365-FAMILY. Bella’s Group is under the umbrella of Forever Family.


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Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Broward 20th Anniversary Mother’s Day Luncheon ON MAY 11, HEALTHY MOTHERS, HEALTHY BABIES COALITION OF BROWARD COUNTY WILL BE CELEBRATING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS SIGNATURE EVENT—ITS ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY LUNCHEON. The luncheon, which is the largest fundraising event for HMHB of Broward, recognizes outstanding individuals in the community who exemplify the qualities of parenthood, such as, kindness, caring, sacrifice and generosity to children. These individuals go above and beyond their responsibilities as parents and citizens and have an impact on the well-being of children in the community. This year the 2012 honorees include the following Outstanding Mothers of the Year : s Marcia Barry-Smith of Women in Distress; s Colleen Bokamper representing UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center; s Carol Harrison of the Royal Dames of Cancer Research; s Vanessa McGovern from Women’s Prosperity Network; s Dr. Rosalind Osgood of MODCO; s Sharon Schwartz of Jewish Family Services; s Debbie Zelman founder of Can’t

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Stomach Cancer, the Foundation of Debbie’s Dream. Dr. Brian Udell of Child Development Center of America, is our Outstanding Father of the Year, Cynthia Peterson, Broward County Medical Association is a Lifetime Legacy recipient and Twan and Lysandra Russell of the Russell Life Skills and Reading Foundation, will be recognized as our 2012 Guardian Angels. This group of men and women represent a wide cross section of the community, but all of them have a common bond in making a difference in the lives of children and the betterment of Broward County. This 20th Anniversary Luncheon reminds us of how much Broward County has grown, has supported non-profit endeavors and continues to thrive as a caring community. Each year in Broward County more than 300 babies don’t make it to their first birthday. Nearly 2,000 babies are born to teenage mothers, and thousands of babies in Broward

County are born with low birth weight and with little or no prenatal care. Broward County studies show that forty percent of these deaths could have been prevented. In an effort to help the Broward community change those statistics and provide a change for future generations, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Broward goes out directly to the communities that are at highest risk and provides programs and services. HMHB of Broward is a 501(3)c organization whose mission is to reduce infant deaths by providing resources and education to pregnant women, parents, and their families. Since 1987, HMHB of Broward County has provided access to prenatal and postnatal care, education, resources, advocacy and public awareness for Broward’s families. Our programs include The Fatherhood Mentorship Program, Cribs for Kids, Healthy Families, The Mahogany Program, the Forget Me Not , The Fetal Infant Mortality Review and the Teen Collaborative Program. All HMHB programs provide support to aid in the prevention of child abuse and neglect.


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American Cancer Society Honors Special Contributors at Annual Gala ON MAY 12, 400 LOCAL BUSINESS, CIVIC, AND PHILANTHROPIC LEADERS WILL COME TOGETHER TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY AND ITS R.O.C.K. PROGRAMS AT THE BROWARD UNIT’S 8TH ANNUAL GALA. Held at Gulfstream Park, the 2012 Birthday Ball will honor Dr. Fred Lippman, Chancellor at Nova Southeast University and former State Representative; Alligator Ron Bergeron, philanthropic leader in Broward, and Survivor of the Year, Roth Sabath. Reaching Out to Cancer Kids, or R.O.C.K., is made up of three programs for children with cancer or who have survived childhood cancers. It includes the R.O.C.K. Scholarship Program, R.O.C.K. Family Weekend, and R.O.C.K. Camp. Established in 1976, R.O.C.K. Camp is the first camp for children with cancer in the U.S. Held at Camp Boggy Creek, R.O.C.K. provides kids ages 7 to 16 being treated for cancer or who have survived the disease the opportunity to enjoy summer camp without having to feel different from other children. R.O.C.K. Camp

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“IT IS FREE TO THE KIDS DUE TO THE GENEROSITY OF THOSE WHO ATTEND OUR ANNUAL BALL.” Gala Chair Dr. Irv Rosenbaum of Nova Southeastern University. “Thanks to those who supported last year’s event, 19 kids from Broward County were able to attend camp, 34 teens received scholarships, and 12 families attended R.O.C.K. Family Weekend.” Guests at the event will enjoy a night of dining, dancing, and the

opportunity to bid on a showcase of items themed “Birthday Wishes Can Come True”. These items include the use of a catered suite at the new Miami Marlins Stadium, a ride on the Goodyear Blimp, a weekend of fishing in the Keys, dancing, art, and scuba lessons, designer handbags, jewelry, and more. “We are very fortunate to have such generous contributors to this event,” said Broward Unit Operating Board Chair Dr. Jill Sumfest. “Because of the continued support to our Gala, we are able to provide services to our community through our R.O.C.K. Programs, rides to cancer treatment, support groups, free wigs and prosthesis and other services.” As the “Official Sponsor of Birthdays”, the American Cancer Society saves lives and creates a world with less cancer by helping people stay well, get well, find cures, and fight back. For more information about the event, contact the Broward Unit at (954) 200-7516.


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he biggest names in non-profit graced the red carpet on Friday, February 24th for the 2nd Annual BankAtlantic NonProfit Academy Awards. This A-list soiree is the single most prestigious event in Broward County that recognizes leaders and organizations for excellence in the non-profit sector. “The BankAtlantic Non-Profit Academy Awards presented by 2-1-1 Broward and hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is unique. It celebrates and honors the achievements and inspiring work of Broward’s outstanding nonprofit leaders and agencies,” said Jarett Levan, President & CEO, BankAtlantic. 2-1-1 Broward, the only agency in the county that provides 24/7 comprehensive helpline services to any Broward resident seeking emotional support, crisis/suicide intervention, information, needs assessment and referrals to health and human services agencies, brought the star-studded 2nd Annual BankAtlantic Non-Profit Academy Awards to a sell-out crowd of more than 625 guests. “The Non-Profit Academy Awards was created to bring the non-profits to the forefront and offer a day that is just for them and gives them the opportunity to shine,” said Gregory Haile, 2-1-1 Broward board chair and VP of Government and Regulatory Affairs at Broward College. The Non-Profit Academy Award frenzy kicked off on January 24th when the three nominees in each of the seven categories were announced at the chic VIP Announcement Party, presented by Broward Health at the extravagant estate of Steve Savor and catered by Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza. The competition was fierce with 97 outstanding non-profit leaders and organizations in the field, but this year’s judges spent countless hours selecting the top contenders. The main event, with all the famous images of the real Academy Awards – golden statues, red carpets, paparazzi and headliner entertainment, was held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a proud supporter of 2-1-1 Broward and appreciates the concept of this spectacular event – to honor the work of so many non-profits,” said event co-chair, Susan Renneisen, Director of Special Events, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Susan’s


co-chairs were Jen Klaassens, Wasie Foundation and Marcia Barry-Smith, BankAtlantic. The Red Carpet Reception sponsored by Memorial Healthcare Systems, set the tone for the event with explosions of conversation, pure excitement and live gold statues. The reception had all the makings of a Hollywood gala, including champagne compliments of Premier Beverages, offered to guests by a golden goddess sponsored by BB&T. Paparazzi was out in full force catching guests posing at the Red Carpet Media Runway sponsored by Consolidated Credit Counseling. Guests were then treated to a surprise performance by Cirque Dreams, POP GOES THE ROCK, the event’s Headline Entertainment Sponsor. WSVN’s Deco Drive Co-Host and event emcee Lynn Martinez delivered a witty monologue. Lynn’s Cleopatra-style entrance was befitting of the fun-loving Deco Drive Diva. The anticipation soared as representatives of McGladrey, the official accounting firm of this year’s Awards, delivered the sealed envelopes

“I’M VERY PROUD – THIS IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO TELL OUR STORY,” SAID ELLY DUPRE, EXECUTIVE OF LIGHTHOUSE OF BROWARD, WINNER IN ADVOCACY CATEGORY. bearing the names of the winners under the watchful guard of Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti. Then the suspense was lifted as the distinguished winners of each of the seven award categories were announced. 2-1-1 Broward awarded a cumulative total of $16,000 to winners and nominees at the event. Each winner received an Academy Award statue and $1,000 for their non-profit organization. All other nominees were awarded $500 each. The 2012 winners are: Lighthouse of Broward, by The Wasie Foundation Non-Profit Organization of the Year – Advocacy; FLITE Center, Patriot

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THIS YEAR’S 17TH ANNUAL LAS OLAS WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL, TAKING PLACE ON FRIDAY, APRIL 20TH, WILL BE A CELEBRATION OF WINE, FOOD AND LAS OLAS BOULEVARD. The streets between S.E. 6th Avenue and S.E. 11th Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic to accommodate the dozens of food and wine stations as well as the thousands of people flocking to enjoy one of the area’s most popular events-- four city blocks of food, wine, & fun! The street festival runs from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $100.00 in advance and can be purchased at www.lasolaswineandfoodfestival.com. The ticket to what is considered the #1 wine and food event in South Florida includes a complimentary wine glass (6½ oz.), butler tray and unlimited sampling from over 70 of the best local restaurants and more than 40 tables of wine, spirits, and micro brews. Guests also have access to the Bombay Sapphire® Gin lounge for the ultimate cocktail experience. Bombay Sapphire is a unique combination of ten exotic botanical ingredients sourced from around the world. “The Bombay Sapphire Lounge has become a mainstay of the Las Olas Wine & Food Festival. The lounge is where festival guests go to experience custom cocktails like the Bombay Sapphire Raspberry Collins, which is a twist on an old favorite that incorporates freshly squeezed lemons, ripe

raspberries, and delicious Bombay Sapphire Gin,” said Eric Pfeil, Executive Vice President, Premier Beverage Company. Russia and Mexico have taken to the street to bring attendees the finest Vodka and Tequila drinks. This year Stolichnaya Vodka and Milagro Tequila will host pre and post events, offering samples of the newest Stoli flavors, as well “FOR THOSE WHO STILL as a selection of signature Milagro HAVE THE ENERGY TO tequila drinks. PARTY HEARTY AFTER Adding to the energy of the THE STREET FESTIVAL evening is live entertainment by CLOSES, THERE ARE two amazing groups, The Weedline TWO SENSATIONAL Band & the legendary Pan Vibes. “AFTER PARTIES!” THESE As an added “fashion accent,” The TAKE PLACE AT VIBE Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale & O LOUNGE, BOTH will present a Culinary Couture LOCATED IN THE YOLO Fashion Show taking place on a COURTYARD.” specially designed cat walk at 9th Avenue. The New Times Cupcake Battle lets ticket holders decide their “Fan Favorite” award for the Best Cupcake during the festival. For those who still have the energy to party hearty after the street festival closes, there are TWO sensational

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“After Parties!” These take place at Vibe & O Lounge, both located in the Yolo courtyard. Bombay Sapphire will be hosting the party at O Lounge at 333 East Las Olas and will feature the festival’s official cocktail, the Sapphire Raspberry Collins. Stoli Elite will be hosting the after party next door at VIBE, which will be equipped with an ice luge and dancers. Both parties begin at 10:00 p.m. and are open to the public. Please note that both VIBE and O Lounge have strict dress codes (no shorts, hats or tennis shoes). “We have some unique and exciting events leading up to the street festival this year,” said Paula Prendergast, Regional Director of the American Lung Association, who has been with the event since its launch. “Everyone who has attended knows that with the help of our festival committee and title sponsors we make this event better every year adding quality components.” “In addition to providing guests with an outstanding experience that combines fine wine and spirits, great food and high-energy entertainment, it’s also an opportunity for people to re-discover the magic of Las Olas Boulevard,” said Luke Moorman, President of the Las Olas Association. “In addition to the many new businesses that have opened since last year’s Wine & Food Festival, there’s a new sense of excitement among the business owners. This “Five Star” event bespeaks the upscale image of our Boulevard.” Premier Beverage is teaming up with Tap 42 Bar and Kitchen for Bourbon and Burgers, a pre-festival event taking place on Monday, April 16th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. “Bourbon specialists will educate you on some of Premier Beverage’s finest bourbons including Angel’s Envy, Woodford Reserve, Hudson and Old Forester,” said Premier Beverage’s Director of Public Relations, Jenna Ingraham. Tickets

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are $42 per person and you must be 21 to attend. Tap 42 Bar and Kitchen is located at 1411 South Andrews. Call Kleber Cozer at (954) 463-4900. Another fun pre-event is the Wine Down Wednesday celebration, showcasing Spanish wines Las Rocas and Martin Codax, both of which are sponsors of the festival. These will be paired with gourmet Spanish-inspired tapas prepared

by Chef Toby Joseph. This ‘don’t miss’ event takes place at Preston’s Martini Lounge at the historic Riverside Hotel on a… you guessed it… Wednesday… April 18th and runs from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased by calling (954) 4670045. Also on Wednesday, April 18th, Rocco’s Tacos and Milagro Tequila will partner for a Tequila dinner hosted by Milagro National Brand Ambassador, Jaime Salas and none other than Rocco himself. Jaime will create signature Milagro cocktails to be paired with each course, including Milagro Reposado, Milagro Anejo and Milagro Single Barrel Reserve Anejo. Rocco’s is at 1313 East Las Olas Boulevard. Wait… wait… there’s more! On Thursday, April 19th, celebrate the Banfi Italian Festival, taking place at the Tuscan Grill, 1105 East Las Olas. “Banfi Vintners and the Tuscan Grill are proud to present an Italian courtyard festival, leading up to the Las Olas Wine & Food Festival,” said Banfi’s Florida District Manager Scot Gaffney. Tuscan Grill will be serving the true Italian foods that have made

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so many Italian festivals popular all over the world. To purchase tickets call: Gabriel Salas (954) 766 -8700 (please call after 5pm). Cheese Culture, at 813 East Las Olas, will be hosting two events surrounding the wine and food festival. “Around the Wheel” will be held on Thursday, April 19th from 7:00pm-9:00pm., featuring a wine and cheese tasting and seminar hosted by Susan Phillips, owner of Cheese Culture, and a local sommelier from the Premier Beverage team. A first time event will be Cheese Culture’s Rise & Shine Brunch, which is truly a ‘rise & shine event,’ taking place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 21st. Start your day with mimosas and a delicious brunch. Tickets for both events can be purchased by calling (954) 533-9178. ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Florida’s oldest and largest fine wine and spirits merchant, is the exclusive retailer of the Las Olas Wine and Food Festival. ABC will be on-site during the street festival to offer samplings and special pricing on wine orders. They will also be hosting Festival Preview Tastings each Friday thru April 13th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at these ABC Fine Wine & Spirits locations: Coral Springs, 2693 North University Drive, Fort Lauderdale and 2360 North Federal Highway, Pembroke Pines, 10798 Pines Boulevard. Visit www.abcfws.com. Proceeds from the festival benefit the American Lung Association’s local lung health programs, education, patients and research at the local and national level on diseases such as lung cancer, asthma, COPD, and others. “This event enables us to accomplish our mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease,” said Paula Prendergast. To learn more about the American Lung Association, visit www.lungfla.org.


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Nancy Werter-Winn exemplifies the kind of sparkle that changes a room. 13 years ago she was charged with beginning and driving the fundraising for The Pap Corps Cancer Research Valencia Lakes Chapter in her community. She became president of the chapter two years later. In 2005, she was elected to the Pap Executive Board as vice president of Pap Friends of Sylvester. She currently serves as Co-VP New Chapter Advisory which is instrumental in helping other chapters begin. She also serves as chairperson of Pap Friends and Founders which raises donations from $10,000 and above. Nancy’s 25 years at The Miami Herald gained her an enviable reputation as a take charge business woman. Her dynamic personality has been an integral part of helping The Pap Corps volunteers raise funds over the years. Her creative nature has assisted chapters in raising additional funds. With no executive salaries, she and the other 21,000 men and women volunteers have donated more than $29 million for cancer research in the last 10 years. These funds support research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, South Florida’s only university-based cancer center – breakthrough research dedicated to finding cures for all types of cancers that affect men, women and children. There are more than 50 chapters located in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami Dade counties all working for the same vision – To Imagine – and help create – a World without Cancer. “One of the most difficult things about learning you have cancer is feeling good about the next steps you take. Who do I call? Where do I go for treatment? It’s so personal. You need a positive attitude and it’s a scary time. One of the most unique benefits of being a Pap Corps Member is The Physician Referral Program” states Nancy. “There are patient advocates who

will try to expedite your access to UHealth physicians. These advocates will do their best to get you an appointment in a timely manner.” The Pap Corps offers many ways for contributors to support its mission. There’s even a high school program. West Boca High School Club of the Pap Corps was the first high school to become involved. This is the prototype that will be followed by other high schools choosing to open a Pap Corps Club. Ashley Rocque, whose grandmother Faith Book is president of Boca West Chapter, volunteered to open a Pap Chapter in her school. Ashley, along with approximately 35 students, and still growing, formed the Club. The Club is a wonderful way for teens to learn the meaning of “giving back” to the community while earning community service credits for their college resumes. Joining The Pap Corp is not only about fundraising for the mission. Members develop long lasting friendships; they are able to bring their own skills and be part of something that they create in their own communities. “This year is the 60th birthday of The Pap Corps. We have so many things to celebrate while we still strive to accomplish more” says Nancy Werter-Winn. “We are

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YOUR PET CAN STAR IN A NEW BOOK LISA HARTMAN PUTS THE FUN IN FUNDRAISING Dog Trainer and Author Lisa Hartman is no stranger to helping animals, and her new book is no exception. Best known as a Dog Trainer and Pet Expert in South Florida and “The Hamptons”, New York, she is also an Author (“DIAL A DYNAMITE DOG: The Ultimate Field Guide for Training Your Pet”), and an accomplished pet photographer with her work appearing in many pet publications and pet products. She is regularly seen on television and in magazines giving pet advice, and has worked and volunteered for many rescue organizations here and in New York as well. With her soon to be released “Hampton Dogs” and now “Florida Companions” she decided to marry all of her talents and put the fun in FUNdraising. “It will also be “raising” awareness to specific issues facing Florida pets and the work of animal advocacy groups here” Lisa says of her new book. “From dog rescues to therapy dogs, dock diving and canine frisbee, there are plenty of ways your pet can make a difference and have a better quality of life in Florida. Some people are still not aware that you can adopt a purebred dog. I have two gorgeous purebreds, a Dalmatian and a Chinese Crested. They have both appeared on magazine and book covers and create quite a stir walking down the street. I am still amazed that people don’t believe I rescued them. But I think all animals are beautiful, and fully believe great companions are made, not born, whether purebred or a mixed breed.” Like Hampton Dogs, Florida Companions is a beautiful, full color coffee table book that people can have their pets participate in, and have their stories told. “What’s more, nobody would throw away a book featuring their animal, so the mission of these advocacy groups will always be at pet owners fingertips, and the pictures and stories of pets enjoying life in Florida even if from humble beginnings is priceless.” Here’s how it works: For $700.00 your pet receives a photo shoot in the Southeast Florida location of your choice, a full page photograph in Florida Companions with their profile or rescue story, and you receive a copy of the book. Pets do not have to be rescues but proceeds from the book as well as fundraising events benefit local animal organizations. For more information on having your pet included please contact Lisa Hartman at Lisa@LisaTheDogTrainer.com, www.LisaTheDogTrainer.com!

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Gadgets to Impress Your Friends and Neighbors FROM GARDENERS TO TENNIS PL AYERS, WE COVER THE L ANDSCAPE BY JEFF PERLMAN

ARE YOU A GADGET FANATIC? DO YOU FIND YOURSELF SCOURING MAGAZINES, WEBSITES AND UNIQUE STORES IN SEARCH OF THE LATEST DEVICE THAT WILL SOLVE A PROBLEM, IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS OR JUST SIMPLY LOOKS COOL TO USE? WELL, SEARCH NO MORE. LIFESTYLE PUBLICATIONS HAS YOUR LIST OF 10 MUST HAVE GADGETS THIS YEAR AND BEYOND. IF WE MISSED A FEW, PLEASE SEND US YOUR FAVORITES. UNTIL THEN, CONSIDER THESE NIFTY GIZMOS. FOR THE GARDENER... PLANTSENSE EASYBLOOM They used to say you had to be born with a green thumb, no longer. Now you just need to get a hold of “PlantSense EasyBloom”. Simply shove the 11-inch stick into the dirt in a spot where you want to grow a plant. Built-in sensors gather info on soil moisture, sunlight and temperature. After 24 hours, plug it into your computer’s USB port to upload the data to www.plantsense.com, which spits out a list of the perfect flowers for your locale or info on how to rescue an ailing plant. Cost: $60. Visit www.plantsense.com for more information.

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FOR THE SAVER... BLACK & DECKER POWER MONITOR Finally, a device that will help you save money and boost your green cred. The Black & Decker Power Monitor displays your house’s kilowatt usage and helps you save. Just clamp a small sensor over your electricity meter. The sensor radios stats to the portable monitor and helps you understand how your household uses power and as they say, knowledge is power. This nifty tool may finally convince your kids to shut off their fans and power down their computers. Cost: $100, visit www.Blackanddecker.com for more information.

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FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES... ICONTROL FERRARI Owning a Ferrari is probably every guy’s dream and that dream stays with us the rest of our lives. Unfortunately, for just about 99% of us, that dream remains a dream. So while we may never get to own a real Ferrari, that doesn’t mean we can’t own a remote controlled one. The iControl Ferrari is a 1:50th scale replica of the exotic Ferrari Enzo supercar that the “99%” of us can afford. The iControl Ferrari Enzo RC car doesn’t work like a traditional radio controlled car; instead of using a remote control, it relies on a “dongle” that plugs into an iPhone, iPod, or an iPad. Download the free App and when you start the car up, your phone will make an engine starting sound. The App will display a picture of a steering wheel and you steer the RC Ferrari by tilting the phone left and right, just like a real car’s steering wheel. We’ve tried and it is very cool. Is it the real thing? No. But, it will have to do—for now anyway. Cost: $39.50 (taxes and tags included). . For retailers, search the web for iControl Ferrari.

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FOR AN INSTANT UPGRADE… LG SMART TV UPGRADER It’s always nice to have the latest model TV in your living room, but there is a price tag that comes with upgrading to new models. But now there’s an answer if your older flat screen TV does not have all the bells and whistles of the newer models. For just $99.99, you can upgrade your TV to a SMART TV with the LG SMART TV Upgrader ST600. Select from the most popular content from a variety of apps including various Video On-Demand and Movie On-Demand services. Enjoy web surfing just like on a PC with the Web Browsing feature and search the Internet while watching TV. You can also access content stored in your digital devices including digital cameras, mobile phones, and PCs and view them on your home’s largest screen with a simple click. Cost: $99.99. Visit www.LG.com for more information.

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CELLULITE IS DEFEATED! THE WORLD’S FIRST F D A A P P R O V E D O N E T R E AT M E N T, CELLULITE REVISION/ERASURE DR. SHINO BAY AGUILERA Dual Board Certified Dermatologic Surgeon Winner of the Best Non Surgical Facial Enhancement Award, announced at The Aesthetic Awards Miami. TM

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BRANDING FOR ALL

BY: DAVE KUSTIN

Be authentic. Say something different from your competitors. Disrupt categories. Be clever, simple, and memorable. Make it easy for customers to tell their friends. Get them to wear it, auction it, trade it, and collect it. Make them name a pet after it. Travel, lie, and bleed, save, cry, and stay up all night for it. These are the feelings and behaviors that people will happily engage in if they LOVE your brand. But how, you ask, do you get a segment of the masses to be loyalists? You must have strong beliefs and you have to communicate them with the goal of finding others that share in those same beliefs. This is Marketing 101. BUT THIS THE REALM OF BIG OTS OF MONEY BRANDS WITH LOTS YOU SAY? Hardly. While it’s true that big brands usually have lots of money to distribute e their message, theyy must still engage in n the fundamentals. And this is what hat always separates the good from the great reat in nearly all aspectss of life, not just branding. ding. Take sports for instance. ance. On the most basic level, the fundamentals entals of any particular sport must be mastered before advancing onto the e next level where you are re free to create. Think about some small businesses sses you might know and how ow they advertise, or what their message is, or how their corporate identity (logo) is presented. Then, think about some

of the top brands in the market and look at those same things. Often, they are worlds apart in terms of quality, conciseness, and effectiveness in meeting their strategy, if the small business even has one at all. It’s like Pee Wee League versus Major League. But here is the point. Big or small, all businesses can engage in and master the fundamentals. They are linear; they build upon each other and are essential if you want to occupy a portion of hearts and minds. THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP IS HAVING A STRATEGY. Just having pretty pictures and funny words isn’t enough, having a positioning strategy is key. What segment of the market are you targeting? Is there

currently a category leader? If so, how will your message be different from theirs? What is your pricing strategy? Do you plan on being the premium

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priced brand or the cheap Charlie? Is your product or service targeted to men or women or both? These considerations, and more, must be addressed at the outset as this strategy will be your north star in everythin that follows. everything Leonar Leonardo DaVinci said, “Simplic is the ultimate “Simplicity form of sophistication.” e This edict should be gu your guiding light when design designing corporate identit collateral, and identity, advert advertising. Sometimes visual visually complex, overly desig designed elements are required, but the human brain is real only able to really rem remember simple vis visuals so keeping it sim simple is ideal. Your m message, which sshould be born fr from your brand’s b beliefs, will also benefit from simplicity, but above all, be mem memorable. Branding is not an overnight activity, rather, an ever-evolving activ activity that requires time, imagination and creativity. If you want people to really LOVE your brand, you have to work at it.

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ROGER STEWART, M.D. The Cosmetic Dermatology Center

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Fraxel Treatment is a safe, noninvasive procedure that allows you to rediscover the fresh, healthy skin of your youth with results you can see and feel. Exciting news for men and women that have sun damage, wrinkles or other signs of age! Fraxel Treatment is a revolutionary laser treatment that helps you remove years from your appearance and regain a more youthful look. Fraxel delivers remarkable results with fast recovery. A FAMILY OF TREATMENTS TO FIT YOUR LIFESTYLE. The most minimally invasive treatment, Fraxel Re:pair can produce dramatic improvement for severely damaged skin. The treatment tightens skin and wrinkles, irregular texture, age spots/ sunspots, and suninduced redness. This is a single treatment procedure and will require 5 to 7 days of downtime and after treatment. No down time treatments, like Fraxel Re:store or Fraxel Re:fine can produce significant results for

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mild to moderately damaged skin over the course of 3 or more treatments. These will prevent the signs of aging so you can maintain a youthful look with lessening lines around the eyes, pigment irregularities, and uneven skin tones. Most return to routine activities the very same day. *The range of treatments varies in aggressiveness, downtime, number of procedures needed and results. Who is that person in the mirror? It’s still you but because your skin changes as you age, you may look differently depending on your place in life. The good news is the earlier you start taking care of your skin, the more damage you can prevent. Dr. Roger Stewart is a Phi Beta Kappa Graduate of the University of Michigan and an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of UM’s Medical School. After internship at UCLA and Dermatology Residencies at the University Of Virginia and The Henry Ford Hospital, he was certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Stewart served a two year tour as Major in the US Army before establishing his practice in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Stewart has been innovative in the field of Aesthetic Dermatology well before it was recognized as a subspecialty, and was one of the first to use injectable fillers over 30 years ago. He is a pioneer in south Florida with the use of Botox 16 years ago before the FDA approval along with the use of cosmetic lasers, including Fraxel and other devices for skin tightening and fat reduction. Dr.

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EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRM

GETS FOUND Exults developed a campaign The field of executive staffing and recruitment is a very competitive one. strategy which would give Steven Despite being one of the leading Douglas Associates the visibility South Florida executive recruiting they were looking for and a customfirms, our client, Steven Douglas made website that better reflected Associates, knew that in order to the prestige of the Steven Douglas stay current, they had to enhance brand. We launched a strong backtheir online presence. In fact, when linking push with relevant, keywordhe came to us, Chairman and CEO, rich blogs, articles and press releases. Steve Sadaka, said, “We’ve been The Exults team added features which in the executive recruiting field in allowed potential clients in different South Florida for 27 years, so we’re industries to submit a form directly really well known with local clients. to the head of that division; making We knew, however, that new clients the process easier for users and and people coming from out of town saving Steven Douglas Associates would be searching Google; at the valuable administrative time. The site time we had basically no presence was optimized in conjunction with the selected keywords and thriving on Google.” back-linking campaign; Steven Douglas causing its relevance in Associates’ solution? the eyes of Google to Partner with Exults to skyrocket. The result? establish a significant, An attractive, usercomplementary friendly website on the online presence. first page of Google. Sadaka wanted to Before long, Steven attract new clients Sadaka began to see moving in from out significant returns of town and he also on his investment. wanted to upgrade The organic traffic on his website to reflect the Steven Douglas his company’s Associates website professionalism and STEVE SADAKA jumped an impressive accomplishments. 89% from January 1, “Exults tailored their 2011 to January 1, 2012. fee-structure and The dramatic increase programs to our needs, in traffic brought with rather than demanding it qualified leads which an expensive retainer, converted largely into up-front. Key for me sales. Sadaka says, “We was getting my site updated and pushed to the first page track our progress carefully. In the of Google. Eventually, we expanded last four months, we’ve generated [our services package] and Exults over $100,000 in fees from clients was able to start with what I needed who found us on the internet.” After being in business for nearly and stay within our budget.”

ZACH HOFFMAN President, Exults 1120 S. Federal Hwy. Suite 4 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 Phone : 1-866-999-4736 954-763-1130 www.exults.com

30 years, Steven Douglas Associates was already a major player in their industry; the company’s online presence needed to reflect their existing prestige. A professionally designed, streamlined website and high position on the search engine results page provided the recruiting firm the boost they were looking for; almost doubling their internet traffic in just one year. Sadaka has since then expanded the list of services he receives from Exults and is pleased with his continued online momentum. Steven Douglas Associates continues its partnership with Exults; and we are both looking forward to fresh levels of success in the coming year. For more information about Exults, please call 866-999-4736 or visit www. exults.com.

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CONSEQUENCES OF FAD DIETS YO-YO DIETING MESSES UP YOUR METABOLISM.

DR. KENNETH WOLINER Board Certified Family Physician

9325 Glades Road, Suite 104 Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-620-7779 holisticfamilymed.com

“WHEN I HEARD you had a cancellation, I rearranged my schedule so I could come in today.” Wendy was obviously excited about seeing me. “Thank you for fitting me in.” “I spend over 80 minutes with each new patient, so I have to limit the number of new patients I see each week; otherwise, there wouldn’t be any time to take care of my established patients.” “Dr. Woliner, I understand completely. I just want to get better.” “Tell me more.” “Ever since high school, I’ve been on one diet or another. Up until the last five years or so, I was always able to drop 20-30 pounds no problem [1].” “But?” “But I’d always gain it back, and now, even when I starve myself, I can’t lose an ounce!”

“Yo-yo dieting messes up your metabolism. 65% of the weight lost is just water and muscle [2]. Not only do crash dieters lose their hair, get gallstones, and gain their weight back within a year, they increase their cortisol levels so much that makes it hard to ever lose weight again [3].” I continued, “So what diets have you done?” “What haven’t I done, you mean! Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig, of course. Diet clinics prescribed appetite suppressants, laxatives and diuretics [4]. I even did over a dozen of the fad diets that are touted in Women’s World Weekly. Sprinkling Sensa on my food, hCG shots, and diet cookies you buy from the kiosk at the mall. I hate to admit it, but I’m one of the ones that fell for that Kimkins scam.” “Heidi Diaz, a.k.a. Kimberly Drake, had a lot of people fooled with her “after pictures” which were lifted of off ‘Russian Bride’ websites [5]. The trick all these diets use is that starvation itself causes a lack of appetite [6]. ‘SNATT’ is what they call it. Slightly Nauseous All The Time.” “Nausea was only part of my troubles. At 37, my periods stopped early, and my GYN is convinced that all these fad diets had something to do with it. My heart even started skipping a beat – my doc said ‘QTsomething …”

“Prolonged QT interval. That’s serious; some people have died from that [7]. Ironically, the most dangerous time is when you start eating again after prolonged dieting.” “Dr. Woliner, I’m through with all those pill-mill diet clinics. So many of them wouldn’t let me use my drug plan, instead, they forced me to buy overpriced drugs right from their office. I’m coming here because I know how important it is to see a board-certified doctor, one that still goes to the hospital in case I need you.” I finished my exam. “In addition to measuring your metabolic rate, I also want to send a note to your primary care physician, to coordinate care.” Wendy’s metabolic rate was “minus 16%”, indicative of a slow metabolism [8]. Blood tests confirmed CENTRAL HYPOTHYROIDISM (suppressed TSH) INSULIN RESISTANCE (elevated HOMA-IR), and ADRENAL FATIGUE (high cortisol) [9]. I then prescribed a comprehensive plan of behavior changes, diet modification, exercise, supplements, and even some medications [10]. Three months later, she came back to check her progress. “Dr. Woliner, I’m no longer shedding hair in the shower, but better yet, the scale is starting to move. Just this last month, I lost another six pounds!”

REFERENCES: [1] Roberts DC. Quick weight loss: sorting fad from fact. Med J Aust. 2001 Dec 3-17;175(11-12):637-40. [2] Yang MU, Van Itallie TB. Composition of weight lost during short-term weight reduction. Metabolic responses of obese subjects to starvation and low-calorie ketogenic and nonketogenic diets. J Clin Invest. 1976 Sep;58(3):722-30. [3] Trozak DJ. Letter: Hair loss after therapy with chorionic gonadotropin. Arch Dermatol. 1976 Jul;112(7):1035. Yo-yo dieting promotes gallstones. Health News. 1999 Apr 15;5(5):5. Ballin JC, White PL. Fallacy and hazard. Human chorionic gonadotropin500-calorie diet and weight reduction. JAMA. 1974 Nov 4;230(5):693-4. [4] Pi-Sunyer FX. Dietary practices in obesity. Bull N Y Acad Med. 1982 Apr;58(3):263-74. [5] Wood D. Kimkins Diet Rolls On Despite Founder’s Excess Poundage. Feb 25, 2008. http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2008/02/kimkins.html [6] Andik I, et al. The effect of starvation on food intake and selection. Acta Physiol Hung. 1951;2(3-4):363-8. [7] Petrov DB. Starvation diets as a cause of acquired long QT syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 2009 Apr 7;150(7):501. [8] Bradfield RB, Jourdan M. Energy expenditure of obese women during weight loss. Am J Clin Nutr. 1972 Oct;25(10):971-5. [9] Grant AM, et al. Thyroidal hormone metabolism in obesity during semi-starvation. Clin Endocrinol(Oxf). 1978 Sep;9(3):227-31. Tomiyama AJ, et al. Low calorie dieting increases cortisol. Psychosom Med. 2010 May;72(4):357-64. [10] Kolasa KM, et al. Weight loss strategies that really work. J Fam Pract. 2010 Jul;59(7):378-85.

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C Y B E R LIABILITY EXPOSURE:

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR ORGANIZATION

In the new high tech age, all or stores non-public client and/ it takes is one clever hacker to or employee information within a invade your business network network. Claims covered by Cyber which can lead to a data breach causing massive consequences Liability Insurance can vary widely and financial implications for your in terms of nature and severity. For organization. While ongoing example, a hacker can penetrate advances in technology and cutting a retailer’s network, steal credit edge systems help businesses card information and use that work more efficiently and obtain information to make purchases. greater gains, these innovations The cardholder could sue the leave South Florida businesses of retailer to recover their cost to all sizes more vulnerable to cyber repair credit, discharge fraudulent loans and seek damages from liability and new risks. To date, there have been an emotional stress. Without proper extreme number of security coverage, businesses are putting breaches in the South Florida themselves in danger. Having the area where businesses were proper Cyber Liability Insurance not covered for unauthorized can prevent that from happening. Claims can also include purchases from stolen credit card numbers, identity theft and other incidents such as an employee at a web development company liability exposures. Having a Cyber Liability who defeats his company’s Insurance or data protection plan security defenses to gain access is one way organizations can to a customer’s trade secret. be covered for these exposures The employee then sells the regarding possession of data trade secret to the company’s and is a must for all businesses. competitor. The customer sues Whether your company uses the the web company for lost profits STEVE SADAKA computers and the internet to resulting from the company’s communicate with others (email, failure to protect its trade secret. blogs, etc.) collect and store If the organization has a Cyber information, or uses its website to Liability Insurance policy, the plan conduct customer’s transactions will provide coverage for this you have important Cyber Liability incident, settlement costs and any risks to consider. Cyber Liability other notification expenses. Mark Schwartz is the CEO of Insurance is important for any company who maintains a website, Corporate Insurance Advisors conducts business via the internet, (CIA). Having extensive detailed accepts payment via the website, knowledge of the insurance

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industry, expertise in risk assessment and management, and extraordinary relationships with insurers, CIA offers a broad range of insurance and advisory services to businesses and high net worth individuals. The company has established a niche of insuring high risk scenarios, providing a safety net for a broad spectrum of clients and providing programs that are second to none. Corporate Insurance Advisors is located at 100 NE 3rd Avenue, Suite 1000 in Ft. Lauderdale, and you can reach Mark at (954) 315-5000 ext. 165 or please visit corporateinsuranceadvisors.net.

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solita LAS OLAS

CHEF ANTHONY “RADAR” RISOLI

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elebrating its second anniversary on Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale, SoLita Italian Restaurant & The Parlor Lounge consistently continues to Tempt, Taste and Indulge diners with delectable homecooked Italian culinary creations – including old favorites and CHEF ANTHONY “RADAR” new creative dishes. This RISOLI, HAS DEFINITELY authentic Ft. Lauderdale DONE A TERRIFIC JOB hot spot is a “must try” for those looking to savor the CREATING THE MENU most flavorful, traditional AND ONLY USES THE Italian specialties in a chic, FINEST HAND-PICKED stylish and electrifying overflowing INGREDIENTS INSPIRED atmosphere with celebrities, sport stars BY WARM MEMORIES and local notables. OF ITALIAN KITCHENS During our recent visit AND THE COUNTRY’S to SoLita, my party of four UNFORGETTABLE was quickly seated by the FLAVORS—TOMATOES, gracious host and we were PANCETTA, GARLIC AND happy to see that all of the OTHER HERBS. tables were filled. We chose to start our meal with a delightful Caymus Cabernet and a selection of appetizers for the table to share. Our waiter suggested we start with the SoLita house made meatballs with fresh tomato and basil sauce and ricotta cheese and the Shrimp SoLita, crispy shrimp tossed

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with roasted peppers, extra virgin olive oil with a pesto verde drizzle. Not knowing that would be more than enough, we also chose an order of Fried Calamari. All of the dishes were so delicious, we wanted more, but also couldn’t wait to experience what the main courses had to offer. We weren’t sure if we still needed the Grilled Caesar Salad that we had ordered, but once we took the first taste of the fork and knife grilled romaine drizzled with homemade caesar dressing, we were really glad that we had indulged. For entrees, I ordered the Rib Eye Pizzaiola which was perfectly grilled and topped with sautéed sweet peppers and onions in a fresh tomato sauce. One of my guests could not stop raving about the Whole Roasted Bronzini which was nicely seasoned and stuffed with parsley, tomato, red onions, artichoke, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, aged balsamic and lemon. My other dining partners chose to share the Veal Chop Milanese – which was perfectly cooked - bone in, pounded thin and lightly breaded, with a delicious mix of salad greens, tomatoes and red onion with a balsamic vinaigrette and a delightful Shrimp Risotto which was topped with mounds of shrimp


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and asparagus with light mascarpone cream. We were all over the top happy with our meals and were already trying to set a date to come back again. We finished off our meals with cappuccinos and asked for four forks to share the homemade chocolate cake that our waiter said was everyone’s favorite – And wow, was he right – rich and yummy! SoLita also features a nice selection of pizzas that they cook in their wood burning oven – I saw a couple on the menu that I may want try on my next visit. SoLita Las Olas definitely brings you back home to family traditions with a fusion of modern ambience. Chef Anthony “Radar” Risoli, has definitely done a terrific job creating the menu and only uses the finest hand-picked ingredients inspired by warm memories of Italian kitchens and the country’s unforgettable flavors—tomatoes, pancetta, garlic and other herbs. SoLita Las Olas is located at 1032 East Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale and is open for dinner Sunday - Wednesday from 5:00pm - 11:00pm and Thursday - Saturday from 5:00pm - 12:00 midnight. The Parlor Lounge stays open to 2:00am on Thursday through Saturday. If you venture north to Palm Beach County, SoLita has a second location in Pineapple Grove in Delray Beach, and offers many of the same delectable dishes. The space has a beautiful courtyard for outside dining, and adjacent lounge and is “perfect” drinks and late-night “play”. The same late-night menus, live music and DJ’s are served up for the crowds. Happy Hour is from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at both locations. For more information, please visit www.solitaitalian.com or call SoLita Las Olas at 954357-2616 or SoLita Delray at 561-899-0888.

INGREDIENTS » 1/2 pound shrimp (8-10) peeled and deveined » 1 cup blended olive oil » 1 small can roasted red peppers (6 finger sized slices) » 1/2 cup all purpose white flour » 2 tablespoons of

sliced garlic » 2 Lemons (juice squeezed into cup) » 2 sprigs Fresh Rosemary » 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper » Tartar Sauce » 1/4 cup of Mint » 1/2 cup of Italian parsley » Salt / Pepper

» Place medium size frying pan on med. to high heat and add 1/4 cup of oil. Season shrimp with salt, pepper and light crushed red pepper then dust shrimp in flour. Carefully place in hot pan, turn shrimp over once the bottom becomes cooked (crispy). Remove shrimp from frying pan. In a separate pan, heat 3 oz. oil and lightly brown garlic, add seasoned roasted red peppers and rosemary. Stir for one minute and remove from heat and then place the shrimp in that pan and add salt and lemon juice directly on the shrimp. » To make Salsa Verde Sauce, place 1/4 cup oil, Mint, Parsley, pinch of salt and pepper in blender and blend until mixed. Place in small cup. Drizzle Salsa Verde sauce on bottom of serving plate, top with cooked shrimp and contents from pan. Serve with side of tartar sauce for dipping.

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DINING GUIDE LIFESTYLE’S GUIDE TO SOUTH FLORIDA’S BEST EATS ANTHONY’S RUNWAY 84 Long before “The Sopranos” made retro Italian fare trendy, Anthony’s was doing it with aromatic mussels, humongous meatballs and meltingly good veal parmagiana. This is the kind of upscale joint where marinara sauce is “gravy” and the list of evening specials, recited by servers who have been on hand for decades, is more interesting than the actual menus. Lunch and dinner. 330 W. State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, (954) 467-8484. ACQUOLINA Acquolina (Italian for mouth watering) was created to provide a place where people can dine in an elegant, casual setting with excellent service and authentic Italian food. Whether you choose to dine at the bar, enjoy a meal on our waterfront patio, or gather with family and friends in our main dining room, you will always be treated like family at Acquolina. At Acquolina we offer a lunch, dinner and kids menu seven days a week. Our diverse menu of Southern Italian cuisine is offered in individual portions of family style (generous portions large enough for sharing) and is always cooked to order at an affordable price. 2320 Weston Road Weston, FL 33326, (954) 389-1880 BAGELS WITH DELI It is no surprise that Bagels With Deli was awarded “BEST BAGEL 2009” readers choice award . Known as a local hot spot for power lunches or gathering with friends, Bagels With Deli offers the freshest salads, the most delicious sandwiches, and an awesome breakfast to match. This upscale deli has an open kitchen so you can watch the fresh hot bagels being prepared daily, see your own “Fancy Schmancy” chopped salad being created, or be tempted at the deli counter as they slice the slow roasted meats fresh to order. 7111 State Road 7, Parkland 954-510-0207 PETE’S CAFE BELLA SERA Pete’s Café Bella Sera and Steakhouse is really now the best of two worlds … a genuine Prime-only Steakhouse and Italian Restaurant all rolled into one great dining experience. Having cornered the market, they are the ONLY restaurant in South Florida serving the unbelievable Chianina (key-a-nina) beef, Bistecca Alla Fiorentina. Chianina’s marbleized meat is hormone and antibiotic free which also makes it so

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flavorful and mouth-wateringly tender. Chianina is featured on all the menus in top restaurants in Florence, Italy and now it’s served exclusively at Pete’s Cafe Bella Sera and Steakhouse. All other steaks, veal and lamb served in the restaurant are USDA Certified Prime. Happy Hour in the lounge is Mon.–Sat. from 5–7:30pm when all drinks under $12 are 2 for 1Dinner Mon.–Sat. 7351 N. State Rd. 7, Parkland, (954) 346-7373, petescafebellasera.com BIN 595 Bin 595, is set apart by capturing an ambiance that is inviting, timeless, and whimsical. The eclectic cuisine, including freshly made salads, fine meats, and fresh seafood, reflects Latin, Caribbean, and Asian fusion influences. The expansive bar & lounge feature a variety of signature creations along with an extensive wine list for a memorable experience.1230 South Pine Island Road, Plantation, FL (954) 4722252 www.renaissanceplantation.com/ bin595.html BISTRO MEZZALUNA Enjoy Chef Brian’s creations at the new and improved Bistro Mezzaluna. At Bistro Mezzaluna Chef Brian has acquired a reputation for his simple elegance and his food preparation. As executive chef he enjoys creating menus that combine the classic comfort foods with a tantalizing twist that satisfies the finicky as well as the true foodie. While the menu leans towards Italian, selections are eclectic and emphasize seasonal and local ingredients. 1821 SE 10th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 954-522-9191 www.bistromezzaluna.com BLUE MOON FISH CO. Top-notch fare-provided by chef owners Baron Skoris and Bryce Statham, along with chef Daniel Cournoyer-combined with unheralded views make this waterside eatery extremely popular. Heavy on the immaculately cooked seafood dishesranging from gumbos and pan-roasts to tartares and fillets- the menu also offers some good meat choices, as well. Signature souffles for dessert. Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. 4405 W. Tradewinds Ave., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, (954) 267-9888. www.bluemoonfishco.com. BURGER-FI Our burgers are never frozen, never cooked in a microwave oven and are guaranteed

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fresh, juicy and delicious! Cooked to perfection and served on a bakery fresh Potato Bun and topped with crispy lettuce, tomato and House-Made BurgerFi sauce the Natural Angus BurgerFi Burger is changing what America thinks about burgers, one bite at a time. To complement your burger add a side order of our fresh cut Idaho Premium Fries cooked to order in 100% Peanut Oil and seasoned with Sea Salt or a variety of tasty toppings.Our mission is clear, but not simple: Work only with ranchers that produce the healthiest animals because they will produce the best tasting beef. 2716 University Dr., Coral Springs, Fl.33065, 954-510-8300, 11am10pm Sun-Thurs,11am-12am Fri-Sat. CAFE MARTORANO What there is: bright flashing lights, loud Sinatra music, descending disco balls, Mafia movies shown non-stop. What there isn’t: a written menu. Owner Steve Martorano sends out only what he feels like cooking that day, and everyone pays the price of the night, which can be as hefty as his infamous meatballs. What it is: delicious, and quite the scene for tricounty cognoscenti. Reservations would be necessary, but they’re not accepted. Dinner only. 3343 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, (954) 561-2554, www. cafemartorano.com. CAFE VICO Marco Vico’s triple-storefront restaurant is a triple threat on the Italian trattoria scene, providing warm hospitality, great food and reasonable prices. The seafood is always fresh, so if you’ve got a thing for shrimp fradiavolo, squid ink pasta or linguine and clams, you can scratch those itches here. Succulent scallopini and chicken-filled ravioli are other guaranteed winners, as are desserts such as ricotta cheesecake and a caramelized apple torte. Dinner. 1125 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; (954) 565·9681. CHIMA STEAKHOUSE God bless the hungry diner who’s got a Brazilian steakhouse in his own neighborhood. With a salad bar that defies the meaning of extensive, including prosciutto and hearts of palm, and a steady parade of more than a dozen varieties of succulent skewered meats that vie for favoritism, places like Chima are a natural choice to impress colleagues and loved


ones. 2400 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, (954) 712¡0580, www. chima.cc. H2O CAFE A beach side art deco cafe historically renovated originally built in 1937 as the Lauderdale beach hotel. Lustuous, breezy, romantic atmosphere with breath taking view of the Atlantic Ocean - accompanied by an Italian inďŹ&#x201A;uenced cross cultural cuisine. There are 85 items on our menu to choose from appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas, chicken, ďŹ sh, steak. 101 South Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33316, www.h2ocafe. net, (954) 414-1024 JOHNNY V Chef-proprietor Johnny Vinczencz brings his quintessential style and inimitable verve to Las Olas with this in-demand New American effort. Tropical, Southwestern and South American inďŹ&#x201A;uences vie for attention in quirky dishes that take full advantage of regional seasons and locally produced artisan goods. Johnny V even makes his own queso fresco at the restaurant, where he also serves a wide variety of global cheese offerings alongside longtime pastry chef Maika Espinelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature sweets. A 600-label wine list is yet another temptation. Lunch and dinner. 625 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, (954) 761-7920, www. johnnyvlasolas.com. SOLITA ITALIAN RESTAURANT & THE PARLOR LOUNGE offers an amazing menu of Italian specialties, exotic culinary cocktails and a sizzling late night atmosphere. The delectable menu of Italian favorites offers only the ďŹ nest hand-picked ingredients inspired by warm memories of Italian kitchens and the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unforgettable ďŹ&#x201A;avors. The extraordinary selection of seafood, veal, and pasta entrees are bursting with ďŹ&#x201A;avor and will satisfy any discriminating palate. Dinner is served daily beginning at 5:00pm. The Parlor Lounge stays open until 2:00am Thursday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Saturday. Happy Hour is from 5:00pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7:00pm Monday - Friday. For more information, please visit www. solitaitalian.com or call 954-357-2616. TARANTELLA Tarantella is located in the beautiful community of Weston, located in the Weston Town Center. Freshly baked bread and pastries, homemade pasta, brick oven gourmet pizza and a combination of traditional and innovative Italian dishes woo the senses. Outdoor patio dining attracts the people watchers. Tarantella is open for lunch and dinner daily. Come and engage in a truly Italian experience. www.tarantellas.net 1755 Bell Tower Lane, Weston, FL 33326, (954) 349-3004

THIRA Picture a typical Greek taverna, multiply its size by three, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got Thira. Named for the island (also known as Santorini), the restaurant is a fun and inexpensive way to acquaint oneself with a variety of dips, ranging from hummus to tzatztiki, and a broad array of traditionally prepared Greek main courses such as roasted lemon chicken and mousaka. Lunch and dinner. 100 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, (954) 454-9676. www.thirarestaurant.com. II TOSCANO Come, live and experience the authentic ďŹ&#x201A;avor of Tuscany. Experience the best Italian restaurant out of italy, where service, attention and perfection is provided to all our guests. You will be pleasantly surprised when you discover that IL TOSCANO is much more than a Italian Restaurant! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a memorable experience and we already know you will be back for more! 2282 Weston Road Weston, FL, 33326, (954) 3855883 www.iltoscanoweston.net TUNDRA Tundra restaurant features Eclectic modern cuisine accented by ice art focal points throughout the restaurant. Tundra features three inch chilling spheres in all specialty drinks inclusive of their signature nitro drinks. Tundra ShellďŹ sh on ice is served on a custom ice patter. Lobster Cappucino, Nitro Tuna TarTar, and Fennel Dusted Scallops, are among the favorites. Portions are plentiful for the well balanced and very appealing menu. Tundra has the largest patio on Las Olas Boulevard and the dining room decor is stunning with the icicle-like chandeliers gracing the cathedral ceiling. 1017 E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301, (954) 761-2122 VIA LUNA WINE VAULT AT THE RITZ CARLTON, FORT LAUDERDALE Perfect for a romantic date, special occasion or intimate gathering with friends, the Five-Course Wine-Paired Culinary Journey features gourmet cuisine from Via Luna chefs and global wines hand-selected by Sommelier Don Derocher. Dine in the privacy of the award-winning Wine Vault, where ladies are presented with a faux fur stole to keep warm, or spend the evening on the oceanfront Via Luna Terrace, overlooking the path of the rising moon as its reďŹ&#x201A;ection grazes over the Atlantic. In either location, chefs and sommelier collaborate to present complementing menus in advance customized to individual preferences for a perfect, tailor-made evening. Reservations Required. Wine-paired dinners Wednesday through Saturday Evenings. $125 per person. Via Luna Italian Grill open daily. 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. (954) 465-2300.

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University School’s Main Event For this year’s 21st Annual University School of NSU “Main Event” fundraiser, participants were invited to “Join the Family” by making a lasting educational contribution to their child’s future. The family-themed event took place on Feb. 8 at Martorano’s at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Jennifer Levin, Ross Levin and Kim Lieberman

Rachel Novelli, Karen Riesel, Caryn Ellman and Karin Singer

Shari Ronkin, Joel Ronkin, Rich Hofman, David Samson and Cindi Samson

Jeffrey Cornfeld and Julia Cornfeld

Jonathan Beskin, Kim Cagiano, Julie Likam & Colin Mendez

Kathy Brooks, Scott Bermingham, Deanne Bermingham, Lou Thomas Trosclair, Steven Feder and George Hanbury II

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Duckfest Derby The much Beloved KID Duck Fest Derby was backat Esplanade Park in Downtown Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, February 25, 2012. Close to a Thousand were in Attendance. The Grand Prize was a Seven Days Hawaiian Vacation. Proceeds benefitted Kids in Distress. Thomas Tomczyk & Phil Gross

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Lauren Stopek, Claudia McCormick & Lea Kuhry

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Jonathan Beskin, Kim Cagiano, Julie Likam & Colin Mendez

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Birthday Ball Kick-Off Guests experienced a night to remember at the Birthday Ball Gala’s Kick-off Party on February 23, 2012 at Alligator Ron Bergeron’s Green Glades Ranch. Dr. Fred Lippman

The Sabath Family: Glenn, Jessica, Ross, Beth, Honey, Alan, Daniel & Gavin

Fabian Abedrabbo, Jeff Schultz, Lainie Schultz & Joseph Jones

Ali Waldman & Ron Bergeron

Dr. Irv Rosenbaum, Ali Waldman, Shelly Spivack & Howard C. Forman

John Chaperon, Julie Long, Mike Long, Hali Balfatto, Jules Meyer & David Singer

Marie and Vern Nix

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sceneonsite Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Present and Past Honoree assembled for a Reception at the Wasie Foundation Villa on February 29th to preview the 20th Anniversary Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day event which takes place Friday May 11th at the Westin Beach Resort, The Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Luncheon will honor outstanding women and men for their dedication to our community.

Vanessa & Don McGovern

Gary Arenson & Michelle Reese

Nancy Matthews & Babette Ferre

Lynne & Tony Prieto

Kimberly Gilmour, Dr. Brian Udell & Jackie Udell

Sharon Schwartz & Randee Lefkow

Siobhan Edwards & Colleen Bokamper with Debbie & Madelyn Zelman

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2ndAnnual Pulse Young Professionals The American Heart Association welcomed more than 400 guests to the 2nd Annual PULSE Young Professionals event on Thursday, March 1. The celebration, was held at the Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale. Jason & Michelle Alperstein

Leland Garrin & Skyler Basset

Rhonda Bevan & John Thomas

Serena Dyer & Matt Pisoni

Samantha DeBianchi & Michelle DiMarco

Konrad Brown & Jaime Shock

Jaime Shock, Sara Shake, Romina Sifuentes & Maria Hunt

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Richard Leone, Founder and CEO of Energy Kitchen, Tony Lord, Broward Palm Beach Area Developer, and Brad Meltzer

Mark Levinson, Dan Marino, Steve Martorano and Robin Levinson

Peter Feaman, Susan Haynie, J.C. Perrin and J. Scott McCleneghen

Sandra Muvdi and Jen Klaassens

Mark Cappaso, Keith Hathaway and Robert Saporiti from Premier Beverage

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another thing... THE FUTURE STARTED YESTERDAY BY BRUCE TURKEL

My daughter sent her college applications out a couple of months ago and is waiting for her acceptance letters to arrive in the mail. So far she’s received six green lights and no turndowns so I’m proud to report she’s six for six. She wrote her college application essays about her love of photography and the environment. She talked about taking her camera, nicknamed Nick Canon (it’s a Canon SLR, get it?) on nature hikes and how she’s going to choose her school not just for its academic offering but also for its natural surrounds. Yesterday she texted me a copy of the acceptance letter she received from one of the schools. In the margins of the laser printed form letter an admissions counselor scrawled in longhand, “You and Nick Canon are going to enjoy the scenery at ABC College.” How smart is that? Not only does the customized letter show that someone at ABC College actually read her essay and paid attention, but those 12 words also created all kinds of warm and fuzzies. In an instant, a school that was in the bottom half of her desirability list leapfrogged to the top three. Scientists have been researching why users are so addicted to their smartphones and Blackberries (it’s no surprise they’re called “Crackberries”). What they’ve found is that every little “ding” stimulates a shot of dopamine into the bloodstream of the users. You can almost hear Sally Field exclaim, “You like me. You really like me” every time the phone rings. It’s such a powerful charge that Apple has recently exploited it further with the iPhone 4S’ Siri app. Each time the phone does your bidding and answers affirmatively with your name, it’s a satisfying and fulfilling experience. Social networking sites that send you an email when someone posts your photo. Restaurateurs who bring you a complimentary amuse-boche or after dinner drink. Beautifully designed products that make you smile each time you look at them. Doctors and nurses who take a little extra time to sit and talk with you about your health and your lifestyle. People who use your name when they speak to you. Pets that love you unconditionally. Each of these uncommon

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delights gives us a little “Atta boy” or “Atta girl” that reminds us that we matter. Each one makes us feel good about ourselves. Each one makes us want to go back for more. Thanks to computerization and technology, most products we buy are very good at doing what they’re supposed to do. For example, when was the last time you had a television set break? TVs have become so reliable that the industry had to invent entirely new types of TVs — first the flat screen and when those became ubiquitous, 3D TVs — just to keep us buying them. Apple is so good at regularly upgrading their products to create desire that you don’t really buy their goods, you subscribe to them. All of a sudden, a product’s popularity isn’t just measured by its functionality, but by how that product makes us feel about ourselves. If we feel welcomed, pampered, pleased, delighted, we buy. If we feel validated, we buy a lot. I don’t think most people like rats. They can be dirty, dangerous, and destructive. Throughout history the rodents have carried numerous diseases and have been responsible for countless human suffering through plagues and pestilence. Just a glimpse of the rodents’ beady little eyes, gruff gray fur, and scrabbly-skinny tails provokes fear and loathing. According to Wikipedia, “rodents have sharp incisors that they use to gnaw wood, break into food, and bite predators.” And the family of common rodents includes not just rats but mice, porcupines, beavers, guinea pigs, hamsters, and squirrels as well. That means that squirrels and rats are related. So why do people hate rats but think squirrels are cute? It’s the distinct differences between the two that make all the difference. While rats have those nasty, scaly tails, squirrels have broad, fluffy ones. Rats look matted and mangy. Squirrels have thick, luxuriant fur. A park full of squirrels is delightful. A park full of rats? Disgusting! Rats have beady eyes. Squirrels have big, shiny eyes. In fact, the dimensions of a squirrel’s face are similar to that of a human baby. In other words, rats gross us out while squirrels bring out our maternal and paternal instincts and make us feel good about ourselves. And therefore, them. So has evolution crowned squirrels as the original branding gurus? You’ve never heard anyone described as a “dirty squirrel,” have you? How about a “squirrel fink”? No one’s ever “squirreled out a friend,” have they? And when was the last time a bad situation was described as “squirrels deserting a sinking ship”? No, it’s the rats that got the bad rap. And the squirrels — like other savvy creatures, colleges, and companies — get all the peanuts.


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