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“Beware the Ides of March”. This Shakespearean phrase seemed to nth. materialize in many ways last month. ghs. The Stock Market hit all time highs. ter. Washington DC began its sequester. The temperature dropped. The la’s Pope stepped down and Venezuela’s president passed away. wn Pope Benedict XVI stepped down making him the second to do so in ope four centuries. Now we have Pope Francis, the first from Argentina - not a European country. So, as the Catholic Church begins to deal with the new leadership, our chairman and editor chose to delve into the different religionss in uld our own community. It’s out of the norm for Lifestyle, but it could nal be interesting to look at the facts. With all the diversity of national ally origins in our County, religious diversity appears to be proportionally as vast. The writer will take a look at the changing landscape and the challenges of finding spiritual guidance or fulfillment. To my friends who celebrated or who are celebrating their High Holidays, I wish you much happiness in your faith and the traditions you pass along to your family. Speaking of change, the cooler weather last month brought on a much needed break from the unusually higher temperatures early in the year. Still, change is constant. There’s a saying, “Change your negative thoughts to positive ones. Change what you day dream about. Change how you talk. The day you change your responses is the day your life will begin to get better!” Let’s hope the leaders in our country feel the same way and get back to working on solving our fiscal issues. It seems Wall Street has figured it out. As for my Venezuelan friends, the passing of Hugo Chavez may mean a changing face to their homeland. I don’t expect any mass exodus back, but there is optimism for a return to the democratic rule of law once known to those now making South Florida their home. I suspect they have businesses and family they would be interested in getting back to someday. Looking ahead to May, the Heart Ball, benefiting the American Heart Association, will take place May 4 at the Marriott Harbor Beach. The evening celebrates the work, mission, donors, volunteers, and most importantly, the lives saved and improved because of this event’s effort. The Heart Ball promises to be an engaging evening of fun and passion bringing community and philanthropic leaders together. I look forward to seeing you there. As we move into Spring and the second quarter of the year, I hope you are moving toward achieving your goals. Remember, “your current circumstances do not determine where you are going; they only influence where you start.”

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NEWS& NOTES Four Broward County publicschool students have been named candidates for the prestigious 2013 U.S. PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM. Coral Glades High School senior RONALD D. LARACUENTE, Nova High School senior GREGORY A. BERNSTEIN, and Marjory Stoneman High School seniors DIANA C. LUZARDO and JASON C. ZHANG


Achieving for others $40,000 to be donated in the name of this year’s African-American Achievers When JM Family Enterprises (along with Southeast Toyota and JM Lexus) presents the 2013 African-American Achievers this month, the real winners will be four charities – because the recipients get to choose a nonprofit to receive a $10,000 donation. “Our late founder Jim Moran established the African-American Achievers awards to celebrate individuals who go above and beyond to make a difference in the community and inspire future generations,” says Colin Brown, president and CEO of JM Family Enterprises, an $11.5 billion automotive company. “Our 2013 Achievers exemplify the role models Mr. Moran wanted to recognize, and we are proud to carry on his vision.” The 21st annual African-American Achievers awards ceremony will be held Thursday, April 18, at 6:15 p.m. at the Broward County Convention Center. Here are the honorees… To learn more or RSVP for the ceremony, goto to www.africanamericanachievers. com or call 866-516-2497.



Dinizulu Gene Tinnie (arts & culture): His art has been widely displayed at festivals, city beautification projects, and in galleries and museums, including the prestigious Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Albert and Bérénice Chauvet (business & entrepreneurism): Their company, called Chauvet, manufactures professional entertainment lighting for venues including Marlins Park, Sun Life Stadium, and even the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The company has more than 100 employees. Newton B. Sanon (community service): He’s president and CEO of Opportunities Industrialization Center of South Florida (OIC), an agency that provides job and life skills training to disadvantaged residents.

were among the more than 3,000 candidates who were selected. In May, the 32 members of the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars will choose up to 141 winners – based on a combination of academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character, and involvement in the community and school activities. Winners are honored in June at the White House. Golf can be stressful. But yoga on a golf course? A new spa at Bonaventure Resort called ALAYA is hosting YOGA ON THE GREEN from 8-10 a.m. on APRIL 13. It’s a yoga class on the 18-hole Bonaventure Golf Course, accompanied by live music, healthy food and refreshments, and even vendors. A portion of proceeds will go to Relay for Life of Weston. Call Phylice Kessler at 954-349-5500. Help raise funds for the 450,000 children and adults in Broward County living with arthritis at the 2013 ARTHRITIS WALK BROWARD

Fedrick Ingram (education): He established the Advanced Placement Music Theory program at two inner-city Miami schools, and over an eight-year period, more than 90 percent of the program’s students received higher-education music scholarships. In May, he’ll begin his term as president of United Teachers of Dade.

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He’s not clowning around At 6 years old, some kids are learning how to ride a bicycle. Wesley Williams learned how to ride a unicycle. Now he can perform tricks on a three-wheel-tall unicycle that tops 9 feet. He can also juggle and walk on 4-foot-high stilts. But now comes his toughest trick yet. The 15-year-old home-schooled Weston resident has been chosen to tour with the Circus Smirkus youth circus in the New England area for 10 weeks this summer – three weeks of practice and seven weeks of touring 14 towns from Rhode Island to Maine. He beat out hundreds of applicants who submitted video to the nonprofit circus company. Of those, 41 were invited for live auditions, and Wesley was one of 30 accepted. “He made this tour, but he still has to pay, because it’s quite an expense,” Wesley’s mother Trish says. “They’re a nonprofit organization. They put a staff of 44-48 staff members with these kids and erect the tents, set up the equipment, feed them, and house them. So he needs to raise $6,000.” He’s well on his way – on his own. “He’s already done some pretty good work so far,” Trish says. “He does parties and corporate events.” If you want to help Wesley, you can donate online through PayPal at his website, “It’s just a passion,” he says.

NEWS&NOTES Meet the four latest laureates from Junior Achievement of South Florida: JARETT LEVAN (BBX Capital), MIKE MAROONE (AutoNation), ARLENE PECORA (Signature Grand), and ALAN WOLNEK (After School Programs, Inc.). They were honored at the 26th annual Business Hall of Fame celebration last month – in front of 420 people at the Junior Achievement World Huizenga Center at Broward College. “It was a thrill to induct these four amazing entrepreneurs and executives into the Business Hall of Fame,” says Melissa Aiello, president and CEO of Junior Achievement. www.



On May 4, five Broward business and community leaders will face off at the fifth annual Dancing with the Stars of Broward at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. It’s the premier fundraiser for The Pantry of Broward, which offers food and support services to seniors. Modeled after the national TV show, Dancing with the Stars of Broward pairs a local celebrity with a professional dance instructor. After weeks of training, they’ll perform two dance routines for an audience of about 400 guests. Tickets are $200 per person. For details, call Terrence Smalley at 954-358-1481, ext. 113. www.

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GOLF NOTES If you like your pro football and country music a little old-school, sign up for the second annual “Sides” Celebrity Golf Tournament and Country Jam on April 28 in Davie. In attendance will be former Chicago Bear Jim McMahon and NFL greats Franco Harris and Lydell Mitchell. Country stars include Grammy winner Ira Dean and Country Music Hall Of Famer Johnny Lee. All money raised will go to Ewing’s sarcoma research and to children and families in South Florida battling all pediatric cancers.

Tie me up, push me off, send me down Give Elisabeth Glynn $1,000 and she’ll push your boss off a 14-story building. Glynn isn’t an assassin. She’s the development director at Gilda’s Club South Florida, a nonprofit cancer support organization named after the comedian Gilda Radner. And her latest project, “Over the Edge,” is Saturday, April 27. Raise $1,000 for Gilda’s Club and you can rappel off the roof of the B Ocean Fort Lauderdale hotel, at the corner of Sunrise Boulevard and A1A – and on the way down, you’ll have a great view overlooking sunny Fort Lauderdale Beach. If you’re afraid of heights but not afraid of getting fired, there’s the Toss the Boss option. Raise the money and your boss gets to do the rappelling. And depending on how much you like your boss, this will be either good news or bad: Glynn says it’s totally safe. “A company called Over the Edge has been doing this with other charities around the country, but this will be the first time in Broward,” she says. “Gilda’s Club has exclusive rights for three years.” On April 27, six rappellers will descend per hour on two ropes. But you don’t have to wait your turn. You schedule your slot in advance and arrive an hour early for training and practice. “You’ll get the helmet, harness, and gloves,” Glynn says. And when you’re ready, “You can go as slow or as quickly as you want.” Gilda’s Club CEO Shelley Goren thinks this will be a hit: “There are so many thrillseekers out there that are going to love the opportunity to rappel down a building – just like in the movies!” So if you’re interested, visit www.gildasclubsouthflorida. org or call 954-763-6776. Because once Over the Edge fills up, there’s no room for anyone else to go down.



If you like all of South Florida’s major sports teams, then here’s your event: the 13th Annual Goldie’s Gang and JM Lexus Golf Classic. The children’s nonprofit was founded by local sports radio and TV personality Steve Goldstein and features many local sports celebrities. This year’s classic is May 17. Call Boomer Bray at 305496-7171. www. Football and golf pair up again at the Swing for Kids’ Sake Golf Tournament on May 3, at the Weston Hills Country Club. As in the past, the tournament chairs are Shawn Wooden (a former Miami Dolphin) and Ki-Jana Carter (a former NFL No. 1 draft pick). Sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County, last year’s tournament raised $45,000 for the organization. Call Lisa Lachs at 954-584-9990, ext 225. The Rotary Club of Coral SpringsParkland’s annual Rotary Golf Classic has, over the past quarter of a century, benefitted many charitable and civic causes. For the 26th incarnation, proceeds will go to Family Central, Florida’s largest social-service organization serving disadvantaged children and families. The tournament will be held April 19 at the Country Club of Coral Springs.







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Family Medicine Jack Allan Kravitz Margate Medical Associates 2825 N State Rd 7, Ste 304 Margate, FL 33063 Phone: 954-977-4101

Frank Finlon Holy Cross Medical Group 1309 S Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 Phone: 954-463-4383 Vincent Guida Holy Cross Medical Group North Ridge Internal Medicine Associates 5601 N Dixie Hwy, Ste 412 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 Phone: 954-491-2140

Alison Clarke DeSouza 3100 Coral Hills Dr, Ste 207 Coral Springs, FL 33065 Phone: 954-341-9777

Mary Angela Madden 1130 Bayview Dr Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 Phone: 954-563-3158

Charles L. Vogel Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center 1192 E Newport Center Dr Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Phone: 954-698-3639

E. Jason Gates Women’s Surgical Specialists 6405 N Federal Hwy, Ste 402 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 Phone: 954-771-8888

Bernardo B. Fernandez, Jr. Cleveland Clinic Florida 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd Weston, FL 33331 Phone: 954-659-5230

Gregory L. Perez Lauderdale Dermatology 4610 N Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 Phone: 954-771-0582

Gian Novaro Cleveland Clinic Florida Department of Cardiovascular Medicine 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd Weston, FL 33331 Phone: 954-659-5290

Harold S. Rabinovitz Skin and Cancer Associates 201 NW 82nd Ave, Ste 103 Plantation, FL 33324 Phone: 954-693-9648

Harris Gellman Broward Hand Center 3100 Coral Hills Dr, Ste 305 Coral Springs, FL 33065 Phone: 954-575-8056

Alan Nigen Holy Cross Medical Group 4725 N Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 Phone: 954-938-0500

Endocrinology and Metabolism

David Wolinsky Cleveland Clinic Department of Cardiovascular Medicine 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd Weston, FL 33331 Phone: 877-463-2010

Edward B. Biederman Holy Cross Medical Group Division of Endocrinology 4701 N Federal Hwy, Ste A27 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 Phone: 954-938-9966

John A. McAuliffe Broward Health Orthopedics 300 SE 17th St Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 Phone: 954-764-2192

Evelyn A. Schwalenberg Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine 3200 S University Dr Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328 Phone: 954-262-4100

Hand Surgery

Colon and Rectal Surgery Juan J. Nogueras Cleveland Clinic Florida Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd Weston, FL 33331 Phone: 954-659-5250 Dana R. Sands Cleveland Clinic Florida Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd Weston, FL 33331 Phone: 954-659-5250 Eric G. Weiss Cleveland Clinic Florida Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd Weston, FL 33331


Jose M. Cabral Cleveland Clinic Florida Department of Endocrinology 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd Weston, FL 33331 Phone: 954-659-5271 Paul Stephen Jellinger Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Care 1150 N 35th Ave, Ste 590 Hollywood, FL 33021 Phone: 954-963-7100 Sam Lerman Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Care 1150 N 35th Ave, Ste 590 Hollywood, FL 33021 Phone: 954-963-7100 Novelette Thompson Holy Cross Medical Group Division of Endocrinology

Infectious Disease John H. Shook Holy Cross Medical Group 5601 N Dixie Hwy, Ste 412 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 Phone: 954-491-2140 Allen R. Sklaver 7353 NW 4th St Plantation, FL 33317 Phone: 954-584-9111

Allen R. Sklaver 7353 NW 4th St Plantation, FL 33317 Phone: 954-584-9111

Medical Oncology and Hematology

Allan W. Bloom Holy Cross Medical Group 5601 N Dixie Hwy, Ste 412 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 Phone: 954-491-2140

Mayda Arias Southeast Florida Hematology and Oncology Group 5700 N Federal Hwy, Ste 5 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 Phone: 954-776-1800

Martin E. Coleman 4800 NE 20th Terrace, Ste 109 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 Phone: 954-491-6300 Carolyn Denney


Jay S. Cohen All Women’s Healthcare of West Broward 140 SW 84th Ave, Ste D Plantation, FL 33324 Phone: 954-452-5850

Luis Raez Memorial Cancer Institute 801 N Flamingo Rd, Ste 11 Pembroke Pines, FL 33028 Phone: 954-844-6868

Carlos Houssein Nousari AmeriPath Florida - South Dermpath Diagnostics 895 SW 30th Ave, Ste 101 Pompano Beach, FL 33069 Phone: 954-633-3387

David Gabriel Droller Broward General Medical Center Department of Infectious Diseases 8 South Tower 1600 S Andrews Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 Phone: 954-712-6427

Marcelo J. Barrionuevo IVF Florida Reproductive Associates 2960 N State Rd 7, Ste 300 Margate, FL 33063 Phone: 954-247-6200

Gerald L. Kuykendall Holy Cross Medical Group 1309 S Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 Phone: 954-463-4383

Craig Asher Cleveland Clinic Department of Cardiovascular Medicine 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd Weston, FL 33331 Phone: 877-463-2010

Vincent Guida Holy Cross Medical Group North Ridge Internal Medicine Associates 5601 N Dixie Hwy, Ste 412 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 Phone: 954-491-2140

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Kenneth Homer Holy Cross Medical Group 5601 N Dixie Hwy, Ste 412 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 Phone: 954-491-2140

Cardiovascular Disease

Jerry Ochoa Ciocon Cleveland Clinic Florida Department of Geriatrics 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd Weston, FL 33331 Phone: 954-659-5867

Mohammad Jahanzeb University of Miami Health System Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center 1192 E Newport Center Dr, Ste 200 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Phone: 305-243-5302

Holy Cross Medical Group 1900 E Commercial Blvd, Ste 101 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 Phone: 954-351-5838

Reshma Mahtani University of Miami Health System Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center 1192 E Newport Center Dr, Ste 200 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Phone: 305-243-5302

Dan H. Meirson Adult Dermatology 1 W Sample Rd, Ste 302 Pompano Beach, FL 33064 Phone: 954-782-7701

Geriatric Medicine

Douglas E. Faig Southeast Florida Hematology and Oncology Group 5700 N Federal Hwy, Ste 5 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 Phone: 954-776-1800

Luis R. Barreras Broward Oncology Associates 6405 N Federal Hwy, Ste 300 B Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 Phone: 954-771-0692

Neal J. Weinreb Northwest Oncology Hematology Associates 8170 Royal Palm Blvd Coral Springs, FL 33065 Phone: 954-755-1904

Neurological Surgery Gregory Zorman Memorial Regional Hospital Department of Neurosurgery 1150 N 35th Ave, Ste 300 Hollywood, FL 33021 Phone: 954-265-1490

Neurology Abraham A. Chamely Sunrise Medical Group Neurology 7225 N University Dr, Ste 102 Tamarac, FL 33321 Phone: 954-484-2270 Nestor Galvez-Jimenez Cleveland Clinic Florida Department of Neurology 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd Weston, FL 33331 Phone: 954-659-5670 H. Murray Todd Neurologic Consultants 50 E Sample Rd, Ste 200 Pompano Beach, FL 33064 Phone: 954-942-3991

Nuclear Medicine Jon Allen Kotler

G. Willy Davila Cleveland Clinic Florida Department of Gynecology 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd Weston, FL 33331 Phone: 954-659-5559

David Irwin Hoffman IVF Florida Reproductive Associates 2960 N State Rd 7, Ste 300 Margate, FL 33063 Phone: 954-247-6217 Moises Lichtinger Holy Cross Medical Group Obstetrics and Gynecology Center Bldg B 4701 N Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 Phone: 954-229-6000 Wayne S. Maxson IVF Florida Reproductive Associates 2960 N State Rd 7, Ste 300 Margate, FL 33063 Phone: 954-247-6200 Steven J. Ory IVF Florida Reproductive Associates 2960 N State Rd 7, Ste 300 Margate, FL 33063 Phone: 954-247-6215 Khadra M. Osman 1625 SE 3rd Ave, Ste 400 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 Phone: 954-832-0055 Stephen Zimberg Cleveland Clinic Florida Section of Minimally Invasive Gynecology 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd Weston, FL 33331 Phone: 954-659-5559


Steven Steinlauf Orthopaedic Associates of South Broward 1150 N 35th Ave, Ste 390 Hollywood, FL 33021 Phone: 954-961-3500

Robin Lynne Nemery Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Department of Endocrinology 1150 N 35th Ave, Ste 520 Hollywood, FL 33021 Phone: 954-265-6984

Mandeep S. Dhalla Retina Group of Florida 5601 N Dixie Hwy, Ste 307 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 Phone: 954-776-6880


Pediatric HematologyOncology

Lawrence Scott Halperin Retina Group of Florida 5601 N Dixie Hwy, Ste 307 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 Phone: 954-776-6880

Richard E. Davis The Center for Facial Restoration 1951 SW 172nd Ave, Ste 205 Miramar, FL 33029 Phone: 954-442-5191

Cory M. Lessner Millennium Laser Eye Center 1601 Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy, Ste 410 Sunrise, FL 33323 Phone: 954-835-0800


Scott R. Anagnoste Retina Group of Florida 5601 N Dixie Hwy, Ste 307 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 Phone: 954-776-6880

Krista Denae Rosenberg Retina Group of Florida 5601 N Dixie Hwy, Ste 307 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 Phone: 954-776-6880 Stanley Rous Fort Lauderdale Eye Institute 850 S Pine Island Rd, Ste A-100 Plantation, FL 33324 Phone: 954-741-5555 Andrew C. Shatz SightTrust Eye Institute 1601 Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy, Ste 410-A Sunrise, FL 33323 Phone: 877-878-7890

Jonathan Cooper 17180 Royal Palm Blvd, Ste 1 Weston, FL 33326 Phone: 954-389-1414

Neal S. Penneys AmeriPath Florida - South Dermpath Diagnostics 895 SW 30th Ave, Ste 101 Pompano Beach, FL 33069 Phone: 954-633-3387

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Gary I. Kleiner Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Department of Immunology and Allergy 1150 N 35th Ave, Ste 495 Hollywood, FL 33021 Phone: 954-265-3030 Dana Vonnette Wallace Florida Center for Allergy and Asthma Care 2699 Stirling Rd, Ste B305 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 Phone: 954-963-5363

Pediatric Cardiology Barry S. Taney Retina Group of Florida 5601 N Dixie Hwy, Ste 307 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 Phone: 954-776-6880 William Scott Thompson Retina Group of Florida 5601 N Dixie Hwy, Ste 307 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 Phone: 954-776-6880

Kak-Chen Chan Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Cardiac Center 1150 N 35th Ave, Ste 575 Hollywood, FL 33021 Phone: 954-265-3437 Steven Bruce Iskowitz Pediatrix Medical Group 2825 N State Rd 7, Ste 302 Margate, FL 33063 Phone: 954-972-1600

Orthopaedic Surgery W. Vincent Burke Broward Health Orthopedics 300 SE 17th St Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 Phone: 954-764-2192 George Leonard Caldwell Orthopedic Sports Medicine Center 789 S Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 Phone: 954-522-3355 Dominic S. Carreira Broward Health Orthopedics 300 SE 17th St, 1st Fl Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 Phone: 954-764-2192 Harris Gellman Broward Hand Center 3100 Coral Hills Dr, Ste 305 Coral Springs, FL 33065 Phone: 954-575-8056 Daniel Ryan Kanell Orthopedic Sports Medicine Center 789 S Federal Hwy, Ste 106 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 Phone: 954-522-3355

Larry Allen Latson Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Division of Interventional Cardiology 1150 N 35th Ave, Ste 575 Hollywood, FL 33021 Phone: 954-265-3437 Lilliam Valdes-Cruz Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Cardiac Center 1150 N 35th Ave, Ste 575 Hollywood, FL 33021 Phone: 954-265-3437 Ming-Lon Young Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Department of Cardiology 1150 N 35th Ave, Ste 575 Hollywood, FL 33021 Phone: 954-265-3437

Pediatric Endocrinology

Phone: 954-725-4141

Phone: 954-659-5188

Roberto Tuchman Miami Children’s Hospital Dan Marino Center 2900 S Commerce Pkwy Weston, FL 33331 Phone: 954-385-6274

Claudio M. Smuclovisky Holy Cross Hospital SFMI Cardiovascular Institute Department of Radiology 4725 N Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 Phone: 954-776-3166

Richard J. Macchia Cleveland Clinic Florida Department of Urology 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd Weston, FL 33331 Phone: 954-659-5188

Michael B. Zlatkin Specialists In Diagnostic Imaging 1930 N Commerce Pkwy, Ste 5 Weston, FL 33326 Phone: 954-384-7740

Michael A. Simon Memorial Healthcare System Broward Urology Memorial Miramar Hospital Medical Bldg, Ste 300 1951 SW 172nd Ave Miramar, FL 33029 Phone: 954-499-7696

Iftikhar Hanif Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Department of Hematology and Oncology 1150 N 35th Ave, Ste 100 Hollywood, FL 33021 Phone: 954-265-2234

Pediatric Surgery

Deborah L. Kramer Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Department of Hematology and Oncology 1150 N 35th Ave, Ste 100 Hollywood, FL 33021 Phone: 954-265-2234

David E.M. Drucker Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Department of Surgery 1150 N 35th Ave, Ste 555 Hollywood, FL 33021 Phone: 954-265-0072

Gary Birken Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Department of Surgery 1150 N 35th Ave, Ste 555 Hollywood, FL 33021 Phone: 954-265-0072


Pediatric Infectious Disease Margaret J. Gorensek Holy Cross Medical Group 5601 N Dixie Hwy, Ste 107 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 Phone: 954-493-9752

Julie A. Long Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Department of Surgery 1150 N 35th Ave, Ste 555 Hollywood, FL 33021 Phone: 954-265-0072

Pediatrics/General M. Pilar Gutierrez Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Division of Infectious Disease 1150 N 35th Ave, Ste 499 Hollywood, FL 33021 Phone: 954-989-5010 Gary I. Kleiner Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Department of Immunology and Allergy 1150 N 35th Ave, Ste 495 Hollywood, FL 33021 Phone: 954-265-3030 Robert Reid Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Division of Infectious Disease 1150 N 35th Ave, Ste 499 Hollywood, FL 33021 Phone: 954-989-5010

Pediatric Nephrology Alex Constantinescu Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Department of Nephrology and Hypertension 1150 N 35th Ave, Ste 499 Hollywood, FL 33021 Phone: 954-265-9344

Pediatric Pulmonology Jose A. Birriel, Jr. Pediatric Pulmonary and Allergy Associates 1 SW 129th Ave, Ste 308 Pembroke Pines, FL 33027 Phone: 954-384-0087

Pediatric Specialist/NeonatalPerinatal Medicine Eduardo Alejandro Otero Broward General Medical Center Department of Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine 1600 S Andrews Ave, 4th Fl Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 Phone: 954-355-5870

Pediatric Critical Care Gerald Lavandosky Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital Pediatric Critical Care Unit 3501 Johnson St Hollywood, FL 33021 Phone: 954-265-5970

Phone: 954-961-2423

Pediatric Specialist/ Neurology, General Stuart Barry Brown Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Division of Pediatric Neurology 4440 Sheridan St Hollywood, FL 33021

Jacinta C. X. Magnus Children’s Medical Center 12251 Taft St, 2nd Fl, Ste 201 Pembroke Pines, FL 33026 Phone: 954-435-7000

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Alan K. Novick 1150 N 35th Ave, Ste 390 Hollywood, FL 33021 Phone: 954-981-3341

Wayne G. Riskin 4700 Sheridan St, Ste C Hollywood, FL 33021 Phone: 954-961-3252 Yvonne R. Smallwood-Sherrer Center for Rheumatology, Immunology and Arthritis 5333 N Dixie Hwy, Ste 110 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 Phone: 954-229-7030

Surgery Juan J. Nogueras Cleveland Clinic Florida Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd Weston, FL 33331 Phone: 954-659-5250 Raul J. Rosenthal Cleveland Clinic Florida Department of General and Vascular Surgery 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd Weston, FL 33331 Phone: 954-659-5429

Vascular Surgery Mark Ernest Sesto Cleveland Clinic Florida Department of General Vascular Surgery 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd Weston, FL 33331 Phone: 954-659-5232 These lists are excerpted from The Best Doctors in America 2013 database, which includes more than 45,000 U.S. doctors in over 40 medical specialties and 400 subspecialties. The Best Doctors in America database is compiled and maintained by Best Doctors, Inc. For more information, visit www.bestdoctors. com or contact Best Doctors by telephone at 800-675-1199 or by e-mail at research@bestdoctors. com. Please note that lists of doctors are not available on the Best Doctors Web site.

Plastic Surgery Nathan Mayl Suria Plastic Surgery 8430 W Broward Blvd, Ste 200 Plantation, FL 33324 Phone: 954-472-8355 Oscar M. Ramirez Elite Surgical and Aesthetic Center 2665 Executive Park Dr, Ste 1 Weston, FL 33331 Phone: 954-446-6464

Psychiatry Ray Ownby Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine 3200 S University Dr, Rm 1477 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 Phone: 954-262-4100

Surgical Oncology David Sherwood Robinson Advanced General Surgery 983 N University Dr Coral Springs, FL 33071 Phone: 954-227-2030 Steven D. Wexner Cleveland Clinic Florida Department of Colorectal Surgery 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd Weston, FL 33331 Phone: 954-659-5251

Thoracic Surgery Harold Roberts Holy Cross Medical Group Department of Thoracic Surgery 4725 N Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 Phone: 954-267-6770

Urology Radiation Oncology Laura M. Freedman Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center 1192 E Newport Center Dr Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Phone: 954-698-3694

Radiology Joel Berman Holy Cross Hospital Department of Radiology 4725 N Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 Phone: 954-202-0277 William H. Julien South Florida Vascular Associates 5300 W Hillsboro Blvd, Ste 107 Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Christopher Gomez University of Miami Department of Urology Bldg 3, 3rd Fl 8100 SW 10th St Plantation, FL 33324 Phone: 305-243-6090 Angelo E. Gousse Miramar Hospital Department of Urology 1951 SW 172nd Ave, Ste 408 Miramar, FL 33029 Phone: 305-606-7028

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The days of roughing it on a safari in Africa seem to be a thing of the past. From Kenya to Zambia, five-star safari camps are plentiful and amenities aren’t uncommon with thatched suites, wooden terraces, in-room plunge pools and even private helipads. However the reason to go on a safari shouldn’t be for the accommodations. As safari travel has become more and more popular, so has access to game. Sometime the experience can be marred by trucks filled with tourists all after the same experience of being up close and personal with the world’s most illusory animals. Lisa and her travel team at SitInMySeats, VIP Tickets, Travel & Concierge Services can help you avoid the pitfalls by customizing a private safari fit for your Majestic King of the Jungle! Cape Town, the Capital, is one of the most visually spectacular cities in the world. Known amongst locals as “Cape Town’s Little Black Dress,” it is the ideal place to begin and from which to explore the Peninsula - the trip to Cape Point to see where the mighty Atlantic & Indian Oceans meet at the very tip of Africa is a spectacular! The Cape Winelands offer wine and culinary opportunities and the city offers a diversity of cultural experiences like no other! You may find yourself staying in a standalone gazebo with a four-poster bed, window-side Victorian baths, your own staff, guide and butler! Or perhaps you prefer your own swing bridge that links to your tree house suite. A trip to Africa would be incomplete without riding an elephant in Botswana! “The African Elephant possesses a deep level of emotional intelligence, and spending time with them in their natural environment is one of those things that must be on your bucket list! The gateway to the Okavango Delta provides a balance between the water based and land based wildlife viewing in the Delta and also exposes guests to an array of wildlife. The game viewing here is unrivaled in some of the most pristine wildlife areas in Southern Africa. Then it’s off to Victoria Falls to view one of the seven great natural wonders of the world. Why not stay at the base from a hotel we call the colonial

gem in plain view of the falls and an ideal place from which to explore the falls or enjoy the multitude of adventure activities in the region. Lastly let the Lisa and her team at Sit In My Seats educate you on the importance of good behavior. Being close to lions, and rhinos and zebras, oh my, might be exhilarating, but make sure that excitement doesn’t get the best of you. Always observe the animals silently. A safari provides you with the opportunity to see them in their natural environment and doing their natural activities, says Lisa Crawford. Loud talking on game drives is a no no and may frighten the animals away. Of course never attempt to approach a wild animal on foot, especially near your lodge or campsite where the animals have become accustomed to humans! Remember we are visitors in their home! Now you’re ready to get up close and personal in Africa, one of the best and most popular destinations for adventure and luxury travel. The magic has already begun. Envision yourself in an open safari jeep surrounded by buffalo giraffe loping in silence across a yellow-flecked savanna, lions patrolling at sundown, hyenas nervous, laughing… darting in and out of the full moon shadows. Let our team lead you down a path that you have only walked in your dreams!! For more information on Africa or any other travel destination, please contact SitInMySeats VIP Tickets, Travel & Concierge Services at 954-456-0419/ 866-798-7328 or email Lisa Crawford at You can now customize your trip with Lisa in person at her new office located at 1263 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 204 in Downtown Ft. Lauderdale. LIFESTYLEMAGAZINEGROUP.COM | APRIL 2013


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By Ryan Cortes Soon, at your local high school or middle school, delirious folks will be hiking, sweating, and smiling around the track. It may be 3 in the morning, perhaps later. Don’t be alarmed. The American Cancer Society says more than 3.5 million people around the world participate in Relay For Life in more than 5,200 communities every year, raising a staggering $400 million for cancer awareness and research. While each Relay differs from city to city — this year’s Weston event has a “Taste Of” for local restaurants — the idea is the same. There’s one Relay held per year for each city, and the entire year is spent collecting money and recruiting teams. The goal is to have at least one member from each team walking the track during all 24 hours of the event. There are “survivor laps” for those who have overcome the cancer and “luminaria ceremonies” to remember those who couldn’t. Given the weather in South Florida, most of this year’s events will be held in the next couple of months. Before walking in your local Relay, here’s a look at some of the Broward communities that raised the most money last year, what they have in store this year, and what you can do to stick it to cancer — personally. LIFESTYLEMAGAZINEGROUP.COM | APRIL 2013


“It’ll be more interactive this year,” she says. “We’re trying to make it a little bit more exciting.”

Weston 2012: raised $238,695.58 2013: Cypress Bay High School, April 27-28, starting at 4 p.m. The money raised during last year’s Weston Relay was the most in the city’s history – but no one expected it would be such a big day. A downpour had flooded the track and surrounding area when the event started, but after the sun shone and volunteers shoveled the wetness away, history was made. Ross Sabath was in his third year as Weston’s event chair, and he beamed after $238,695 was pledged to fight cancer. “It bumped us not only to No. 1 for three years in a row for Broward County,” he says, “but we ended up being No. 4 in the State of Florida, which was a great accomplishment — that’s out of 360 relays in Florida.” More than 70 teams competed in last year’s Relay, and Anita Mohan, this year’s event chair, hopes to set another record. On the schedule for this year’s event at Cypress Bay High: popcorn, bounce houses, face painting, and a “Taste of Weston,” where local restaurants offer samples of their goods. “We need to entertain if we want them to stay all night,” Mohan says. “So our entertainment goes until 3 in the morning, then there’s a rest period, and then we start up again.



Plantation 2012: raised $142,129.55 2013: Plantation Central Park, April 26-27, starting at 6 p.m.

Parkland 2012: raised $159,233.82 2013: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, April 12-13, starting at 6 p.m. The Broward Sheriff’s Office sent a helicopter and uniformed deputies to Parkland’s last Relay, but it wasn’t to catch any bad guys. Instead, BSO produced the most powerful moments of the weekend, says last year’s event chair. “We had a helicopter flyover with the opening from BSO,” Linda Kowal says, “and they brought out a number of their officers to help lead our survivor lap.” Before the night was over, the Relay would register 110 participants into a cancer prevention study, one aiming to find lifestyle habits that lead to cancer. Despite raising the second-most money in Broward Relays last year, Kowal says it fell short of her goal — something Michele Liberti is confident will change. Liberti is this year’s event chair, and here’s what she’s adding: a “kids’ corner” with clowns and face painting, and a Caribbeanthemed “survivor’s dinner” hosted by Jami Calvano, the owner of Jimmy Johnson’s Big Chill in Key Largo. “They’re sponsoring that all alone,” Liberti says. “Not charging us a penny for it.” Liberti says there will also be a 10-foot-by-15-foot LED screen showing photos and videos of the participants in real time.

For the second straight year, Plantation raised the third most money in Broward, both with Wendy Robbin as the event chair. As she enters her third year with the title, Robbin explains the success in five words... It’s because of the kids. “Last year, we had all but one of our public schools in Plantation on board as Relay teams,” Robbin says. “We worked really hard to go out to those schools and stress the importance of being out there and getting involved with the events.” There was a “kiddie area” last year, equipped with bounce houses of different sizes, even for children in kindergarten. This year’s “kiddie area” is expanding, adding mini-soccer and flag football fields. The local fire department is setting up an obstacle course for the children. Robbin says this year’s Relay will also have a movie theme, and kids are invited to watch the big screen wearing pajamas and eating popcorn — and participating in a cupcake-eating contest. “You’d be surprised how many adults want to participate in the cupcake eating contest,” she says. But those adults can still eat at

the “Taste of Plantation,” an event held at the last six Relays here (and something Weston is adding to its own Relay this year). It features 30 local restaurants dishing out samples, at only $9 to try them all.

Pembroke Pines 2012: raised $127,947.84 2013: raised $15,000-plus Something historic happened at last year’s Pembroke Pines Relay. Something that hasn’t happened in the last 14 Relays. It poured. The event had to cram into the middle school’s gymnasium. Joanne Rodriguez, last year’s event chair, had to come up with a new plan. The luminaria ceremonies had to go on, she decided. Teams typically donate money for a luminaria bag, honoring either a cancer victim or survivor. The bags are decorated and hold a candle, lined up across the track as teams walk in silence. “It’s a very touching moment, a very special moment for a lot of people,” Rodriguez says.

Without permission to light the bags on fire indoors, team members downloaded flashlight apps to their smartphones to replicate the experience. The Relay, however, had to shut down a day early, although a second day was held a month later. Rodriguez says about $20,000 – normally raised overnight – was lost because of the thunder and lightning. This year’s event, the 15th anniversary, was held March 1. As of press time, the Relay raised more

than $153,000. Jules Meyer, 2013’s event chair, said despite a cold night, many stayed throughout, with a pie-eating contest and a Harlem Shake video among the activities. “The event was absolutely incredible,” Meyer says. “It was inspiring, it was a celebration of life, it was one for the history books. It was a night I’ll always remember and never forget.”

event begins. Burgs says there will be a DJ playing all night and a local cheerleading group performing their routine. “The energy you feel during the whole time – 18 hours – it sounds like a lot,” Roth says, “but the energy that’s there on that field, it’s amazing.”

Davie Cooper City 2012: raised $98,839.71 2013: Western High School, April 6-7, starting at 3 p.m. Last year’s Davie/Cooper City Relay featured an ice cream social at midnight and a scavenger hunt at 3 in the morning. It placed Davie and Cooper City among the Top 5 moneyraising cities in Broward County. But last year’s event chair wishes he could have added one more feature. “They won’t let me bring horses to the Relay,” David Roth says. “I keep

trying. You know, Davie and Cooper City – we’re horse country and cattle.” After holding last year’s event at Cooper City High – it changes yearly to accommodate Davie and Cooper City both – he’ll have to try bringing his horses to Western High School for this year’s Relay. Lisa Burgs, this year’s event chair, says 31 teams signed up for the 2013 Relay – while at the 2012 one. She’s looking to have 65 teams registered by April 6, when the

Coral Springs 2012: raised $87,446.81 2013: Coral Springs High School, April 19-20, starting at 6 p.m. A torrent of rain and lightning sent last year’s Coral Springs Relay into the high school’s gymnasium – and that wasn’t the worst part of the night. “In addition, we had little tornadoes come through,” Kim Slapikas recalls. She was the Coral Springs event chair the last three years. “All the tents on the field ended up getting mangled.” The indoor version of the Relay only lasted until 11 p.m. before it was shut down, costing the event around $20,000 in lost fundraising. Rachel O’Connell, this year’s event chair, says the goal is $110,000, barring bad weather. Every team this year will be wearing a different color, each representing a different kind of cancer. Among them: Pink for breast cancer, grey for brain cancer, orange for leukemia. There has also been a tradition for the last 12 years’ worth of Relays that starts three hours before the event. Participants meet at City Hall and trek two miles toward the high school. Sam’s Club, Walmart and Target are sponsoring food, including the survivor dinner.







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in the Age of Facebook How Broward’s houses of worship deal with technology BY GIDEON GRUDO

The Sunshine Cathedral is nestled in an east Fort Lauderdale neighborhood, on a narrow street facing older but impeccably maintained single-family homes. But the church’s congregants include people from all over the world — Italy, Australia, France, and South Africa, among other far-flung locales. That’s because the Universalist church holds services online. But not like you think. The Sunshine Cathedral doesn’t stream live video that you just sit there and watch. It uses a virtual reality program called Second Life — a digital world where people create “avatars” of themselves. One click, and you see yourself sitting in a Sunshine Cathedral pew. Click. Before every Sunshine sermon, users are asked to pick up — meaning to click — the night’s leaflet in the back of the main hall. A window pops open on your screen with the night’s sermon, readings,

and announcements. Soon, the chaplain begins reading through it. You hear her voice. She’s a real person. Click. Sunshine has adjusted well to the Digital Age. Others have, too. Some haven’t. Some can’t — an Orthodox Jewish synagogue, for example, isn’t allowed to use electricity during Sabbath services. In Broward County, more than 80 denominations are scattered among the almost 2 million people who live here. Most of these denominations use technology. The word of God is now coming to you live via Facebook, Twitter, live streaming, Second Life, text, email — the list goes on. Lifestyle visited churches and synagogues across the county to learn what they’re doing to keep up with a world that spends more time interacting with apps than with their local parishioners. Click.

What is Second Life? Exactly what it sounds like — a second version of our lives. Free to use, the program lets users to create customized avatars (like characters in a game) and enter a virtual world filled with people just like them. Behind every one of these avatars, walking around virtual cities and libraries and churches, sits a normal, flesh-andblood human being clicking away at a computer. The program describes itself as “a 3D world where everyone you see is a real person and every place you visit is built by people just like you.” Below left is the Sunshine Cathedral, right is Rev. BK Hipsher.

The Religions of Broward County There are more than you might think For a county of less than 2 million residents, you might be surprised to learn it has more than 80 religious denominations. And there may be more. That’s because no one really tracks religion in this country – not the census, not any of the major polling companies. So a church in Kansas stepped up. Between 2009 and 2011, The Church of the Nazarene Global Ministry conducted a study of all religious organizations in every single county in the United States. The church was working with the Association of Religious Data Archives (ARDA), which conducts this kind of survey every decade – going back to 1890. But these are self-reported numbers. In other words, ARDA asks congregations to submit their information. It compiles the information but doesn’t verify it. So it’s hard to tell if the number of congregants was accurate then or is now. But here’s someting interesting: Broward had 1.8 million residents when this survey was conducted – and if you add up the numbers below, they total just over 1 million. Here’s the Broward breakdown, listed from most to least congregants. There’s also short descriptions of each group, courtesy of ARDA and other sources…. Catholic (280,324) Roman Catholicism is an ancient, liturgical, sacramental, and western form of Christianity. It is currently the largest religious body in the United States. This family also includes the Polish National Catholic Church. Evangelical Protestant (221,258) Evangelical Protestantism is usually seen as more theologically and socially conservative than Mainline Protestantism, although there is obviously variation between denominations, congregations, and individuals within the “Evangelical” category. Non-denominational (81,534) If the nation’s independent and nondenominational churches were combined into a single group, they would represent the third-largest cluster of religious adherents in the country, following the Roman Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Convention. Southern Baptist Convention (73,203) The Southern Baptist Convention was founded in 1845 by Baptist congregations in the American South who rejected the anti-slavery tendencies in the Northern Baptist Convention and withdrew to carry forward independently. Other (63,064) Otherwise known as Unclaimed, ARDA defines “Other” as religious affiliations that aren’t specifically connected to any one religion, or lack one altogether. Mainline Protestant (53,412) Mainline Protestantism is a branch of Protestantism encompassing what are considered theologically liberal and moderate denominations, such as the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Methodist Church, the Episcopal Church, the United Church of Christ, and the Evangelical Lutheran



Church in America. The United Methodist Church (22,462) The United Methodist Church, the third-largest church in America, continues the Methodist movement founded in the 18th century in England by John Wesley. Muslim (18,176) Muslims believe Islam is the universal version of a primordial faith that was revealed at many times and places before, including through Abraham, Moses and Jesus, whom they consider prophets. Black Protestant (17,866) Historically, the Black Church has been composed of seven major denominations. Black Protestants tend to be liberal on economic attitudes and conservative on social issues. Seventh-Day Adventist Church (15,271) The church grew out of the work of William Miller, who predicted the Second Coming of Christ in 1843-44. After the failure of the prophecy, many attracted to his message reorganized. Assemblies of God (13,900) Established in 1914 at a gathering of Pentecostal ministers in Hot Springs, Arkansas. American Baptist Churches in the USA (13,028) Continues the oldest organization of Baptists in the United States. The present name was adopted in 1972. Buddhism, Mahayana (11,728) One of two schools of Buddhist doctrine emphasizing a common search for universal salvation. It is the dominant religion of China, Tibet, and Japan. Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) (10,351) The Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) was founded in 1886. It assumed its present name in 1907 after members accepted a new Pentecostal perspective. Reform Judaism (9,760) Born at the time of the French Revolution, when European Jews were recognized for the first time as citizens of the countries in which they lived. National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. (9,466) The National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., the nation’s largest predominantly black denomination, was founded in 1895. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (8,206) Also known as Mormons, the main body is headquarted in Salt Lake City. It was organized on April 6, 1830 by Joseph Smith. Members believe that Joseph Smith was divinely directed to restore the gospel to the earth.

SunShine Cathedral, Fort Lauderdale When Rev. BK Hipsher was introduced to Second Life, the word came through a woman in the United Kingdom. “She was a little, prudish English woman. And she warned me of the ‘sex stuff’ in there,” Hipsher says of Second Life, which contains all the vice of real life. “When I knew of that, I knew there’s a hunger for spirituality.” So Rev. Hipsher started exploring and, sure enough, discovered Second Life churches. But none were very inclusive of LGBT people, and her church is. Hipsher is now a virtual reality chaplain — that’s her actual title — for Sunshine. Since February 2009, she’s led services through her Macbook. It’s connected to two screens. The services are Universalist (a Christian sect that believes every person has a sacred value regardless of creed or any other label) and happen on Sundays at 5 p.m. — because that works best for the Europeans who log on (it’s evening) and for the Australians (it’s early morning). About 20 people show up every week. “Our hope is that coming regularly to services in SL will give [people] the courage to go out and be involved in the face-to-face community,” Hipsher says. But a digital church comes at a cost. SL has its own currency, which can be used for renting digital “land.” Sunshine’s rent is just 7,500 Lindens a month. That still isn’t close to real-world costs, considering the exchange rate is about $4,000 Lindens to $1. But Hipsher defrays costs by taking donations. A small dish outside the digital church gives people — er, avatars — the option to donate by clicking a button. They will pay in Lindens, which they have to buy using real money. Rev. Durrel Watkins, Sunshine’s senior

Episcopal Church (6,803) Continues the mission established by the Church of England in the American Colonies in the 17th century, becoming independent after the American Revolution. Conservative Judaism (6,518) The name derives from the idea that the movement would be necessary to conserve Jewish traditions in the United States. Churches of Christ (6,372) One of the several branches of the Restoration movement begun in the early 19th century. It has been most identified for its disavowal of the use of instrumental music in worship.



pastor, is happy about the popularity of the church’s Second Life campus — and has noticed a spike in real-life church attendance. “Almost double in the last half decade,” he says. “We’ve been very clear about who we are and very intentional on getting that word out, and it’s been effective.”

Church By the Glades, Coral Springs “Pull out your smartphone, wave it at me!” Worship Experience Pastor Fred Uhl yells to the crowd after a 10-piece band plays a few concert-worthy numbers. “What we want you to do is pull up your calendar and put a reminder in there. You can invite people on your calendar. Set it for a 24-hour notification.” It’s a Sunday night at 6 p.m., and the massive Southern Baptist church — 75,000 square feet in the real world — is running its fourth service of the weekend. The idea is to allow for as many different schedules as possible. Uhl is getting everyone riled up for an upcoming sermon. He’s also using words and language that wouldn’t make sense a decade ago. And it works. Congregants are typing in the date and time of the next sermon. They’re inviting friends from lists of contacts. They’re taking photos of Uhl on stage to throw on Facebook. Two projectors on either side of the stage — lit by more than 60 spotlights — list hashtags and websites where congregants can get involved with CBG, specifically in an upcoming series of sermons that Uhl is promoting: #Stand. It all takes place in a large auditorium that holds up to 7,000 every weekend. Uhl’s job is to oversee the “room experience” — the teams that run each service, from the sound to the visuals people

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to the bands to the cameras. “We value technology — the latest and greatest out there,” Uhl says, sitting in his office after the service. The church has many offices, video rooms, and recording studios. It’s equipped to handle concerts on a large scale. “The church is competing for people’s attention,” Uhl says. “We have taken the timeless truth of Jesus Christ and have tried to leverage the greatest technologies out there to tell that truth.” Uhl readily admits CBG isn’t for everyone. Some parishioners have left, “but there’s just as many people who want to come to a huge church. Smaller churches don’t have the ability to have a big array of ministries. “They’re called Life Groups, and there are 40 of them. From Beginner Basics (a three-week course introducing the basics of Southern Baptism) to Divorce Care, the free ministries are searchable online — you can even sort them by the times and places where they meet.The CBG website includes videos of services, blogs, and events listings. One of the pages, dubbed “Dirty Laundry,” allows users to anonymously post confessions on the site. You just fill out a small text box and click the “Air my Dirty Laundry” button. How personal do these confessions get? “I sin sexually by having promiscuous thoughts, and acting out. I feel if I keep on the road Im on, I will not be able to find a man that genuinely respects my mind, soul and body. Help me Lord,” one load of laundry reads. Another: “I’m addicted to porn.” This is the digital confessional booth. CBG is changing the way people interact with the church and, for that matter, with God. “We watch award shows for ideas,” Uhl says. “We did Gangnam Style and talked about the Harlem Shake video. People don’t listen to Christian radio, they listen to secular radio.” That’s what CBG tries to emulate. But not

everyone approves. “The biggest hang-up for most people is how much we leverage pop culture. They would say the blood of Jesus is sufficient. We’re not knocking that,” Uhl says. “We do that, but we package it around technology and pop culture.”

Islamic Center of South Florida, Fort Lauderdale For Sheikh Hasan Sabri, the imam at the Islamic Center of South Florida, more is not better. “We don’t want more people to come,” he says. “We have limited space, limited parking. The prayer hall can’t hold more than 200 people — and sometimes we can’t fit that and have people praying outside.” The 25,000-square-foot center runs on a budget of about $70,000 to $80,000 a year. It relies heavily on volunteers and pays little to those who get paychecks. Regardless, the center accepts donations. At the top of its homepage, there’s a bright orange button for donating, and the site uses a blog format to present “stories,” each one specific to a different aspect of the center (class offerings, upcoming events). Posted above all this, is a giant question: “Have you checked our page on Facebook recently?” It rotates at the top of the site on a carousel.“People don’t have time now to check letters,” Sabri says. “With a new generation that’s iPhone/computer-inclined, it might be more effective” to use technology, he says. “Prayers are prayers, they don’t change with these things.”

Orthodox Christianity (5,648) An ancient, eastern form of Christianity. Many Orthodox jurisdictions have immigrant roots from Greek, Arab, and Slavic nations. Orthodox Judaism (5,500) Not a unified movement with a single governing body, but many different movements adhering to common principles. Presbyterian Church (4,452) The largest of several Presbyterian churches in America, founded in 1983. African Methodist Episcopal Church (4,125) Founded in 1787 by the Rev. Richard Allen and former members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Presbyterian Church in America (3,830) Founded in 1974 by conservative members of the Presbyterian Church in the United States who rejected that church’s merger with the United Presbyterian Church. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (3,485) Continues several varied streams of Lutheran church life introduced to America during the Colonial era. The ELCA was formally constituted in 1988. Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (3,173) The second-largest Lutheran denomination in the United States was founded in Missouri by German immigrants in 1847. Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (2,385) Greek immigrants settled in America in the 19th century and organized parishes under the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church. In 1918, they established a separate ethnic diocese. International Pentecostal Holiness Church (1,963) Merged with the Fire-Baptized Holiness Church in 1911 and retained the name. It took the current name in 1975. Familiar to outsiders as the denomnation known for “speaking in tongues.” Church of the Nazarene (1,930) Founded in 1908 as the Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene, and the word “Pentecostal” was dropped in 1919 to avoid confusion with “speaking in tongues” sects.

New Dawn Church, Coral Springs

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (1,844) One of several large groups that has grown out of the Restoration Movement begun in the early 19th century.

Pastor Randy Cutter’s church is nondenominational, meaning it doesn’t fall under

Christian and Missionary Alliance (1,697) Founded in 1897 as a merger of the Christian Alliance and the Evangelical Missionary Alliance, both founded by Albert B. Simpson. Churches of God, General Conference (1,629) Founded in 1881 as Church of God (Anderson, Indiana).

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Church of God in Christ (1,566) The largest of the several predominantly black Pentecostal churches, founded in 1894.

Fort Lauderdale Presbyterian

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Orthodox Church in America (1,100) The Orthodox Church in America traces its origins to the arrival in Alaska of eight Orthodox missionaries from Russia in 1794. Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. (958) A Pentecostal fellowship founded in 1935.

any Christianity sect. He was the senior pastor of another church that merged with New Dawn in 1995. In 2011, New Dawn moved to a new location on Sample Road to be more visible. “It is a business,” Cutter says. “If you don’t know it’s a business, you’ll run out of business.”

Church of God of Prophecy (933) A Holiness Pentecostal church founded in 1921 as the Tomlinson Church of God. It took its present name in 1952. Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference (930) Founded among Swedish-Americans in 1852 by Gustaf Palmquist. National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. (903) Founded in 1988 as the result of a schism in the National Baptist Convention of America. Buddhism, Vajrayana (700) The historical origin of Vajrayana is unclear, except that it coincided with the spread of the mentalistic schools of Buddhism. It flourished from the 6th to the 11th century and exerted a lasting influence on countries surrounding India. Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese (660) In 1959, the Serbian Orthodox Church gave autonomy to the Orthodox Church in the then-Socialist Republic of Macedonia Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America (650) Began with the Orthodox mission among Arab-Americans by the Russian Orthodox Church in 1892. The mission became independent in 1925. Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (631) The largest of the several churches serving the homosexual community. Founded in 1968 in Los Angeles. Hindu, Traditional Temples (600) The predominant religion of the Indian subcontinent. Christian Churches and Churches of Christ (488) A decentralized movement derived from the Restoration Movement, initiated in the United States during the first half of the 19th century. Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (482) Formerly the Colored Methodist Church, founded in 1870 by black former members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. It took its present name in 1956.

Randy Cutter

The relocation cost upwards of $200,000, which was about a third above the budget Cutter and his wife had anticipated. But while the small congregation (about 90 congregants) struggles to get by, Cutter considers it a positive thing. “Financial stress is healthy for a congregation,” Cutter says. “It makes you a wiser steward of the funds you have. “When someone decides to to join the church, they agree to pay 10 percent of their income, a tithe that Cutter said originated in the Old Testament. Like all the other places of worship, however, showing up for prayer is free of charge and if 10 percent is too steep, the church will work something out. A mid-February service at New Dawn started with a song — like services started at every single place of worship that Lifestyle visited, without exception. The stage where the six-piece band performed was lit with about a half-dozen spotlights, a fraction of those at Church by the Glades. The lead singer used an iPad perched in front of him. A guitarist had a Macbook on a table in front of her. A large projector on

Evangelical Presbyterian Church (464) Formed by conservative Presbyterians in 1981 as the two major branches of American Presbyterianism prepared to merge in 1983. They rejected the theological liberalism they found in their parent bodies. American Baptist Association (385) Grew out of the “landmark” movement among Southern Baptists in the 1850s. Salvation Army (376) Founded in 1865 (as the Christian Mission) in England by William Booth. Though best known for its social work and its military organization, it’s also a Holiness denomination. Reformed Church in America (359) The oldest continuously existing Protestant church in the



the side of the stage showed congregants the lyrics to each song. As the third song began slowing down, Cutter grabbed a wireless mic and headed to the front of the stage. He announced upcoming events, scrolling through his iPad with one hand while holding his mike with the other. “How many of you read my blog this week?” He asked. He mentioned that he got picked up by a national website, bringing him a lot of traffic.Later, when buckets were passed around for donations, the projector read: “Please make checks out to: New Dawn Community Church.” Debbie Auld has been attending Cutter’s church since 1990, before it was called New Dawn. She sits upfront with her iPad during services, taking notes for her intercessory group so it can take points out of the sermon to pray about. “When Randy posts a blog, it’s reminding me that he did so,” Auld says about New Dawn’s Facebook page. “Sometimes, you could neglect the fellowship of people because you’re hiding behind a computer screen or a cellphone or an iPad.” But other times, “It keeps you in touch with time and place.” While Cutter offers blog posts and podcasts, one thing he won’t do is stream the sermons he gives, since congregants may be tempted by the ability to stay at home. “The people at New Dawn are the people that He intends on being here. I’m very free for people who feel they need to go somewhere else,” he says. “One of our core beliefs is that God moves us around where we’re supposed to be.”

Dor Dorim, Weston This reform Jewish temple uses a different approach to tithing — it’s done through monthly membership fees. Rabbi Norman Lipson, who leads Dor Dorim, says he doesn’t know the costs of running the place. That’s up

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Rabbi Norman Lipson

to his administrative staff. “I don’t want to know,” Lipson says. “I don’t have to worry about making payroll or a leak in the ceiling.” What does he worry about? “Making sure that the Torah is rolled to the right spot, that the Bar Mitzvah boy knows what he’s doing,” he said. “We make everything look very easy.” At a recent holiday service for Purim — a holiday celebrating the thwarting of a planned genocide of the Jewish people — Lipson donned the costume of a king, a main Purim character. He led the crowd of 100 children and adults through the story. There were songs and spoken words, some delivered by the rabbi and some by the audience, backed by a full band. It’s this friendly style that draws in temple-goers. “I’m trying to do something that works, for people to see me and relate,” Lipson says. He’s always asking himself, “How can I use modern day technologies, shtick, interpretations, and my mind to make a better Jew?” To Lipsom, “the modern world is a blessing to be used and not abused, to be welcomed and not terrified.”

Mary Help of Christians, Parkland This Catholic church has two WiFi networks but no stage lights. Only six large chandeliers on a raised ceiling. In a further marriage of tech to tradition,

the church has two stations of votive candles right at the entrance. These “prayer candles” are traditionally Catholic, allowing congregants to pray for someone else. At Mary Help of Christians, however, the candles aren’t lit. They’re lightbulbs. A congregant drops a dollar or two in the donation box that centers the two stations, and then click a small silver button at the bases of these “candles.” At a recent service, a congregant dropped money in the box and clicked a button — but nothing happened. It seemed the bulb was burnt out. She tried again. And again. And again. On the eighth try, a bulb lit up. Behind the votive candles were two portraits of Virgin Mary. The priest who gave the night’s sermon was adorned in traditional robes and was wearing a wireless transmitter connected to a microphone, while a projector on the ceiling above him showed the verse he was citing. Behind him there was a statue of Jesus on the cross. The priest mentioned reality remodeling

United States, perpetuatong the religious life of the Dutch Reformed settlement of New Amsterdam (New York) in the 17th century. United Church of Christ (340) Founded in 1957 as a merger of the Congregational-Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Church. Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (337) Grew out of the Seceder Movement that broke with the Church of Scotland in the 1740s. It was organized in the United States in 1790. Coptic Orthodox Church (330) The ancient Christian church in Egypt was organized in the United States in 1962. It serves Egyptian-American Christians. International Churches of Christ (303) A body of cooperating religiously conservative and racially integrated Christian congregations, an offshoot from the mainline Churches of Christ. The Wesleyan Church (268) A Holiness church that continues the tradition of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (258) Formed in 1961 by the merger of the American Unitarian Association and the Universalist Church in America. Unitarian Universalism is a creedless religion with Judeo-Christian roots. The Evangelical Free Church of America (200) Founded in 1950 by the merger of two Scandinavian independent Pietistic associations of churches that had grown out of 19th-century revivals. Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (180) Also known as the Indian Orthodox Church, it’s one of the churches of India’s Saint Thomas Christian community, which traces its origins to the Thomas the Apostle in the first century. Christian Reformed Church in North America (164) Continues the conservative Reformed tradition of the Netherlands. Founded in the United States in 1857.

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Community of Christ (121) The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints changed its name to the Community of Christ in 2001. It was founded in 1860. African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (120) Founded in 1796 by former members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Free Methodist Church of North America (112) Founded in 1860 as the result of a split in the Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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“Living in a very secular society, any way you can reach out and connect with people is positive. You may be able to get people to be more religious. Any way to connect with people could have a favorable outcome.”

National Association of Free Will Baptists (107) Dates to the ministry of Paul Palmer in the American South in the 18th century.

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its use of technology. Juan Di Prado is the media coordinator, producer and social media specialist for the archdiocese… “Our archdiocesan website has around 33,400 unique visitors a month, and from March 2012 to March 2013 we have had 340,108 unique visitors,” So what does the website do? It posts a column and all the homilies by Archbishop Thomas Wenski and masses in different languages. There’s a weekly blog, listings of events, and information about Catholic schools, ministries, and lay movements. Parishioners can even submit online prayer requests. Those requests are forwarded to the Carmelite Fathers and the Sisters of the Pierced Hearts, who later on pray “for these intentions.”Since the online prayer requests started in 2011, Di Prado says the archdiocese has received exactly 2,011. The archdiocese’s Facebook page has 1,949 fans. Its Twitter account has more than 2,000 followers. Some of the larger events the archdiocese hosts are streamed online. And earlier this year, the archdiocese launched its own app.

Plantation United Methodist Church, Plantation A 13-piece band kicks off the folksy services, as parishioners sat in the very traditionallooking wooden pews of this this 53-year-old church. But the church also does something novel and modern. It’s called a Spiritual Gifts Assessment, an 85-item questionnaire that “helps people discern their spiritual gifts,” Pastor Sam Wright says. And you fill it out online. “Doing them online saves paper,” he says. “Plus, the site automatically calculates your spiritual gifts based on the responses.” The questionnaire reveals whether a person is apt to lead, in which case that person should

consider starting a ministry within the church. Or it could reveal healing tendencies, so a person may decide to pray for others in the church. The assessment is an interactive effort between clergy and congregant. The church’s website also broadcasts audio its sermons. And some of the slides Wright uses in his service are downloaded from a website called — which he subscribes to. Sometimes, he adds text to them to make them relevant to his specific sermon.

Kol Tikvah, Parkland Rabbi Bradd Boxman has two daughters. One is 27 and becoming a rabbi herself. The other is 18. He calls the young one a “truly digital child” and thinks his children show how quickly one generation can excel in technological prowess. “If you want to be relevant in the 21st century, you have to integrate technology into your religious practice — in a sensitive way,” says Boxman, who has been running the reform Jewish synagogue for four years. “I’m torn. On my day of rest, I want to disconnect,” he says. “For some people, they’re looking to get away from the technology. I think some people come to the synagogue for the anti-technology. They want to reconnect as people.” Boxman says 370 families attend Kol Tikvah — what he calls a “mid-size” congregation. That’s 600 K-12 children, which means he must use Twitter and Facebook to connect with them. But the message is more important than the social media. “You can go into a service filled with technology and bore people,” he says. “These are all tools. What makes a service interesting is the relationships, the engagement, the awareness of something bigger than yourself. If that’s not happening, all the pizzaz in the world won’t work. There has to be an intellectual component. There is something to be for repeating the same 3,000 year-old prayers.”

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Armenian Apostolic Church of America (80) Dates to the first century, established in the United States in 1889. Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA (80) Founded in 1915 by Ukranian immigrants who left the Russian Orthodox Church. Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada (66) Organized in 1801 and continues the practice of sabbatarianism among English-speaking Baptists. The Evangelical Covenant Church (57) Founded in 1885 as a merger of the Swedish Lutheran Mission Synod and the Swedish Lutheran Ansgarius Synod. In 1937 the “Swedish” was dropped, in 1957 the word “mission” was dropped, and in 1983 the words “of America” were dropped. American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese (50) Founded in 1938 by former members of the Roman Catholic Church who returned to Eastern Orthodox. Orthodox Presbyterian Church (43) Founded in 1936 and is a member of the International Conference of Reformed Churches. International Pentecostal Church of Christ (40) Founded in 1976 when the International Pentecostal Assemblies and the Pentecostal Church of Christ merged. Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. (35) Founded in the early 1830s by a young seminary student in Switzerland. Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (25) Founded in 1921 by a group of bishops not in Russia at the time of the Revolution, who rejected the new Russian government. Hindu, Renaissance (24) Hindu, Post Renaissance (153) There are issues with finding the membership numbers of these groups because some of them refuse to provide the information or don’t have that information handy. The two groups are informal and meet at various locations — not necessarily at temples. Zoroastrian (23) One of the world’s oldest monotheistic religions, founded by the Prophet Zoroaster in ancient Iran approximately 3,500 years ago. Mennonite Church USA (22) Grew out of the 16th century Swiss Brethren and was named for Menno Simons, one of their Dutch leaders. The Missionary Church (15) A Holiness church out of the Mennonite tradition, founded in 1969. Friends General Conference (8) Founded in 1900, associated with Quakers. Sources: Hatford Institute for Religion Research The Jewish Virtual Library Orthodox Church in America ( 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and distributed by the Association of Religion Data Archives (


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ANNUAL Broward Heart Ball Ignites the Night on May 4th The American Heart Association Heart Ball is a nationwide event that celebrates the organization’s mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. For more than 25 years, the Broward Heart Ball has promoted the mission on a local level, and thanks to its donors’ support, the organization has seen inspiring advances in the fight against heart- and strokerelated illnesses. But this year, they aim to not only inspire change, but to ignite it. The Broward Heart Ball is a prestigious, black-tie social which hosts more than 400 attendees including community leaders, high-level philanthropists and members of the corporate and medical fields. This premier event of the Broward County social season, will take place Saturday, May 4, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. By supporting the Broward Heart Ball, patrons and donors help fund heart-health research and nutritional programs that combat obesity, support advocacy efforts in Florida that result in healthier communities, provide CPR training and more. “Together, we can spark awareness, compassion and a deeper understanding of the nation’s deadliest killer,” said Gerard (Gerry) Litrento, BankUnited’s senior executive vice president of Retail and Business Banking, as the Chairman of the 2013 Broward Heart Ball. “We will ignite that spark to inspire others and unite our community toward a happier, healthier future.”



This year’s Legacy Sponsor, Patriot National Insurance Group, has supported the gala for the past three years. Steven M. Mariano, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Patriot National Insurance Group, is the event’s past Chairman and continues to lend support this year. “I have made a personal commitment to continue to support such a wonderful organization and specifically the Broward Heart Ball because I believe in their mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke,” said Mariano. Gold Society Sponsors include One Beat CPR, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, The Carman Corporation, and Vikaran. Featuring the theme “Ignite,” the Heart Ball will feature a

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Toes in the Sand It’s the perfect time of year for a fun-filled, laid-back shrimp boil fundraiser on the beach, especially when proceeds fund a wonderful local cause. On Saturday, April 6, Angel’s Pediatric Heart House (APHH), a local nonprofit organization supporting children with congenital heart defects (CHD) and childhood acquired heart disease, is holding its Fourth Annual “Toes in the Sand” Shrimp Boil on the Beach fundraiser at Lauderdale Surf Club. Lifestyle Publications is proud to be the official media sponsor of the event. Guests will enjoy all-you-can-eat Louisiana-style boiled shrimp and fixins, beer, wine, steel drum music and Chinese auction, all while supporting APHH’s financial assistance program for families in crisis during their child’s extended hospital stay for heart surgery. The fund helps families meet basic human needs: food, rent, utilities, transportation, etc. The relaxed beach event will begin with a VIP reception from 5-6 p.m. and continue with the main event from 6-10 p.m. Lauderdale Surf Club is located at 2 Palm Ave., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 33308. Event attire is beach chic. Tickets are $50 per person; VIP tickets are $100 per person (VIP advance ticket sales only). Dr. Redmond Burke, Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at Miami Children’s Hospital, will be the guest of honor and this year’s recipient of APHH’s “Healing Heart” Award for his outstanding work, compassion and service to children with CHD and their families. Three-year-old Nathaniel Thomas,



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“We have been guided by our theme of “Wishes Granted” since our first 2013 Women of the Year planning meeting,” explained Dr. Wilhelmena Mack, President of the 1000+Club to Benefit Cancer, Inc.. “Last year, four non-profit organizations in Broward County that support cancer research, education and patient services had their wishes granted in the form of grants totaling $110,000 to support specific projects.” The organizations were: Holy Cross Hospital, Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation and Memorial Foundation. The 2013 WOY Luncheon is planned for Wednesday, April 17 at the Signature Grand. CoChairs of the WOY Luncheon are Susan Greaton, Dr. Marietta Glazer and Anna Tranakas. “As we head into the home stretch, we are calling upon our friends and business colleagues as well as the general public…anyone that has been touched by cancer; to help us reach our attendance goal of 1000+ guests so that we can insure that more wishes will be granted in 2013,” Dr. Glazer enthused.

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Young At Art Hosts STOMP for YAA! The magnificent new Young At Art Museum will come alive with spectacular artful encounters and dynamic rhythms during the most exciting event of the season, STOMP for YAA! Presented by the Hudson Family Foundation, STOMP for YAA! will be held on Friday, April 26, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Museum’s second annual gala will bring together athletes and donors to raise funds to benefit Young At Art’s programming for underserved and at-risk youth. Event Chairs Rhonda and Charles (C.J.) Johnson (MLB) and Honorary Chairs Dara and Jarett Levan are leading the team bringing together athletes and the arts, including Mary and Cliff Floyd (MLB); Trina and Eddie Jones (NBA); Saskia and Sam Madison (NFL); Shannon and John Saint Clair (NFL); and Michelle and Pat Surtain (NFL). Also on the gala committee are Heather Bailey, Just Show Up, Inc.; Jill Horowitz, Lifestyle Publications; Anthony Jackson, The Marome Agency, Inc.; Maria Lessner, U n Me Creations, Inc.; Dale McClean, DJM Star Time Entertainment, Heat TV host; Catherine Minnis, The Minnis Group; Chantal Nichtawitz and Charles Wing, IKEA Sunrise; Amy Ostrau, Prudential Florida Realty; Stacy Ostrau, Sun Sentinel; Michelle Farber Ross, MMD Realty; Matt Sacco, Florida Panthers Hockey Club; Yvette Morrell, The Miami Heat; and Shahidah Walker, The Real Estate Network Int’l. Guests will be treated to dramatic live entertainment, amazing hands-on art encounters, live entertainment and epicurean delights throughout the Museum. Guests also will be treated to an exciting silent auction with fabulous gifts including a seven-night Azamara European Voyage, a seven-night Celebrity Alaskan Cruise,



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Henderson Behavioral Health Celebrates 60 years For more than 60 years, Henderson Behavioral Health (HBH) has helped people in South Florida discover new beginnings in their lives and has established itself as a leader in providing accessible, cost effective, and quality behavioral healthcare services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. HBH is the oldest and largest behavioral healthcare system serving over 25,000 individuals annually and over 1 million individuals since opening in 1953. They are fully accredited at the highest level by C.A.R.F. – Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. In the last 14 years, Henderson has grown in response to an increasing need in the community for behavioral health services. With 20 facilities throughout South Florida and over 600 professional staff, HBH provides a comprehensive array of evidence-based services that are easily accessible and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. Services include: crisis services via a walkin center and mobile crisis team; supervised and independent living housing services; three psychosocial rehabilitation programs; rehabilitation programs specializing in substance abuse for children and adults; four outpatient centers; case management; emergency and permanent homeless housing and supportive services; youth group homes; transitional housing for youth aging out of foster care; family preservation, reunification and community based-services; supported employment programs, and the VICTORY program offering therapeutic services for military personnel and



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For the third consecutive year hundreds will walk and run along Ft. Lauderdale’s Riverwalk in the name of accomplishing one goal – to end drunk driving in Broward County. On the morning of Sunday, April 28, Fort Lauderdale’s Huizenga Park will be filled with an overwhelming sense of excitement and optimism as two-time silver paralympic medalist Kari Miller takes the stage to address the hundreds who will participate in the 2013 Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash presented by Ultimate Software and AutoNation. “In 1999, I was struck by a drunk driver and lost my legs,” states Miller. “Helping others whose lives have been altered by drunk driving is what continually motivates me on and off the sitting volleyball court– that’s why I support MADD Broward and their goal to end drunk driving.” The State of Florida is currently ranked No. 24 on MADD’s DUI-related traffic death map – Maine (ranked 1st) has the lowest number of deaths and Hawaii (ranked 51st) has the highest number. Tony Segreto will emcee the April 28 event at Huizenga Park as hundreds run and walk the 5k. “By bringing the South Florida community together, we will continue raising funds to educate our community on the dangers of drunk driving – helping to ensure that until drunk driving stops, the support system will be there for the inevitable victims of this violent crime, ” states Heather Geronemus, event chairwoman. Geronemus, a Plantation resident and vibrant young professional who works for Ultimate Software, helped MADD Broward raise more than $200,000 in the past four years following her dad’s death; Dr. Geronemus was struck and killed by a drunk driver in 2009. “As the largest automotive retailer in the United States, AutoNation proudly sponsors events that promote safe driving, like the “2013 Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash” which shines a light on the distracted driver,” states Gale Butler, AutoNation’s Vice President of Corporate Affairs. “Whether it’s someone who’s had too much to drink or who’s texting, it’s all the same result: dangerous driving.” To register for the 2013 Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash visit fortlauderdale. The cost is $20 for adults and $15 for


kids - corporate, family and law enforcement team sign up is also available. For the most up to date event info visit Following the awards ceremony participants will enjoy free refreshments, a victims’ tribute area, Kid Zone with bounce houses, a health and safety expo, and LIVE performance by “2 of Us” Fort Lauderdale’s most beloved Beatles Tribute Band. All event proceeds benefit MADD Broward’s community education, victim support services and youth programs. ABOUT MADD Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every nine minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADDHELP. Learn more at or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.





for 4 Crusaders Caregivers MAY

» Dauer Museum of Cars » 7PM »



When Weston residents Kira and Jason Turchin founded Betty Cares in 2010, they never imagined the level of success they would achieve in making a difference in the lives of families caring for children in hospitals. Betty Cares was created out of Kira’s own experiences following the untimely death of her mother, Betty, from cancer. Betty was the ultimate caregiver and dedicated her life to helping others. She unfortunately ignored signs indicating that her own health was failing until it was too late. Just six weeks following her death, Betty’s granddaughter and namesake, Shaina Bari, was born. Shaina brought such joy to the grieving family, but ironically turned Kira and Jason into caregivers. While caring for Shaina at Miami Children’s Hospital’s nationally ranked Neurosurgical Department, Kira was reminded of what her mom went through and how difficult it truly is to care for yourself when your only hope and desire is that your loved one is healed and recovers. During that difficult time, Kira identified an unfulfilled need to support others going through similar ordeals, so she created Betty Cares. Since then, the organization has made a significant difference, including raising nearly $50,000 through previous events to support caregiver programs at Miami Children’s Hospital. Current Betty Cares projects include the creation and distribution of “Care Bags” to support families of children admitted to Miami Children’s Hospital, donation of laptops for family members in the hospital and offering financial support to different hospital departments. In addition to drawing support from the community through their events, Kira and Jason Turchin personally invest not just time, but also money into this cause. Jason, a Victim’s Rights Attorney and owner of the Law Offices of Jason Turchin based in Weston, commits to donating a portion of his salary earned on cases involving children to the Betty Cares fund. Additionally, Jason founded Layaway Day in December 2012. On this day, the Turchins set a philanthropic example to the community by helping pay for


remaining items on layaway in stores. It is this philanthropic spirit of Betty Cares Inc. that continues to inspire others to make a difference in the lives of caregivers by supporting the third annual Cars, Cocktails, Cuisine event on May 4 from 7-11 p.m. at the Dauer Museum of Cars at 10801 N.W. 50 St. in Sunrise. This event benefits Betty Cares Fund at Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation. Attendees will tour this exclusive showcase of more than 65 antique and classic vehicles while enjoying a performance by Broadway stars, The Garden State Guys and enjoying cuisine from Bonefish Grill and Hard Rock Café, Cocktails from Little Black Dress Vodka and Gentleman Jack, Starbucks coffee and many other unique and exciting experiences including a silent auction. Tickets are $100 for individuals. The VIP Reservation is $1,500 for admission of up to 10 guests with VIP benefits, including: VIP seating in front of the stage, meet/greet with the Broadway Performers with song request, early museum/ auction access and more! Major sponsors in addition to the above include Law Offices of Jason Turchin, Midtown Athletic Club, Vista BMW, Dauer Museum of Classic Cars, AdServices, Top Drawer Media Solutions, and others. Weston Lifestyle is a media sponsor. For more information or to R.S.V.P., please contact Rachel M. Rodriguez at 786.624.2983 or Reservations and sponsorships are available online at: For more information about Betty Cares, please visit

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Banks like Bank of America and Wells Fargo try to appear locally owned and operated. However, call their customer service line, or apply for a loan, and you could be dealing with people many states away. Community Bank of Broward is the only bank with headquarters in Weston, and one of the largest commercial banks headquartered in Broward County. Many of our officers and staff live right here in Plantation. We truly care about your neighborhood. After all, it’s our neighborhood too. Stop by your local branch today. We’re ready to show you how great hometown banking can be.

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4 Dancing with the Stars of Broward MAY

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With attitude, glamour and too-fast-to-follow footwork, five Broward business and community leaders will face off at the fifth annual “Dancing with the Stars of Broward” on May 4 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. Modeled after the popular national TV show, Dancing with the Stars of Broward pairs each local celebrity with a professional dance instructor. During weeks of tough training, they’ll prepare to take the stage to perform two dance routines. The premier fundraiser for The Pantry of Broward will help provide food and other support services to seniors on low, fixed incomes and grandparents raising their grandchildren. Competing are Chef Lee Blakley of Wines for Humanity; Alyssa Lovitt of Timpano Italian Chophouse; John Mabry of AutoNation; Luke Moorman of Carroll’s Jewelers; and Kathy O’Brien of Fort Lauderdale Country Club. Judges are Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank Ortis and 2012 Dancing with the Stars of Broward celebrity dancers Laurina Anderson, Marc Cannon, Johnny Williams and Katrina Wright, who will offer commentary on the performances. Audience members can also purchase votes before and during the event for $1 each. For the event’s fifth anniversary, the celebrity competitors have already upped the ante. The pair that wins the champion’s trophy must dazzle the judges and audience – and have a strong showing in raising funds for the event. So as they perfect their dance moves, the celebs are rallying friends and family to “vote” for their teams by making online donations to the charity. This year’s co-chairs are Gale Butler of AutoNation and Jen Klaassens of The Wasie Foundation, who was a 2011 Dancing with the Stars of Broward contestant and a judge in 2012. “Guests know Dancing with the Stars of Broward delivers a high-energy evening for a great cause,” said Klaassens. “To celebrate the event’s fifth anniversary, our event team is taking costumes, production effects and fun to the next level.” “As The Pantry’s major annual fundraiser, Dancing with the Stars of Broward is vital to the mission of helping seniors in need in Broward County and South Florida,” said event co-chair Gale Butler. “This year, through social media,


all the contestants’ friends can be in on the fun and support their team from the start.” To follow dancers’ progress and vote, visit Tickets, priced at $200 per person, are limited and interested guests are encouraged to reserve seats early by calling Terrence Smalley at The Pantry of Broward at 954-358-1481, ext. 113 or ordering online at Sponsorships also are available. Sponsors include AutoNation, Publix, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Premier Beverage, SBBS, The Wasie Foundation, Wines for Humanity, Timpano Italian Chophouse, Carroll’s Jewelers, Fort Lauderdale Country Club, Postal Center International (PCI), QuinnProQuo, Go Riverwalk magazine and Smith & Knibbs Public Relations. The Pantry of Broward, a nonprofit organization, provides food and other support services to more than 425 clients and 166 grandchildren throughout Broward County. Founded in 2008, The Pantry of Broward agency is a nutritional safety net for local seniors in need, many of whom are raising their grandchildren. For information and volunteer opportunities visit on the web at

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Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies On May 10, 2013, the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County, Inc. will celebrate the 21st Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon. The event will take place at the Westin Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale and will honor a group of Outstanding Individuals that make a difference in the lives of children and families in Broward County. These honorees are nominated by their peers for exemplifying the qualities of outstanding parenthood, such as kindness, caring, sacrifice and generosity to children. They go above and beyond their responsibilities as parents and citizens and have a positive impact in the community. The 2013 honorees include Mother of the Year Recipients: Rhonda Ritchie-Aslaksen, Royal Dames of Cancer Research; Anjali Besley, Women in Distress; Rose Blaise, Free Yourself Women’s Foundation; Sonia Perez, Angel’s Pediatric Heart House; and Cindi Samson, Jewish Federation. Madelyn Zelman, Can’t Stomach Cancer: The Foundation of Debbie’s Dream, is the Grandmother of the Year; James Carroll, Fort Lauderdale FireRescue is the Father of the Year; the Honorable John Frusciante, Retired Circuit Court Judge, is the Lifetime Legacy Honoree and the 2013 Guardian Angels are Allison and Dr. Peter Antevy, of the Diamond Angels and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. The Mother’s Day Luncheon is the biggest fundraising event for the agency. The funds are vital for the organization’s continued dedication to reduce infant deaths by strengthening families through a comprehensive approach to prenatal



care, parenting, education and support services. Founded in 1987, HMHB of Broward continues to grow in services, programs and the population they reach. Programs include Cribs for Kids, the Fatherhood Mentorship Program, Forget Me Not Bereavement Support, Healthy Families, Teen Collaborative Project, Oral Health for Pregnant Women, Mothers Overcoming Maternal Stress (MOMS) and the Mahogany Project. Each of these programs target the populations that are at the greatest risk of infant mortality and low birth weight babies. “The dedicated staff at HMHB of Broward goes into the field each day to ensure mothers, babies and families are receiving the appropriate medical care, emotional support and parenting information necessary to ensure that Broward’s babies are healthy and living in a safe environment. HMHB of Broward strives to be the leader in Broward County in providing education and resources to promote positive maternal and child health. On June 15, 2013 HMHB of Broward will be hosting their first Parenting Jamboree the JA World Huizenga Center at Broward College. The event will include important safety and resource information as well as a fun filled day of activities, food and entertainment. To attend the luncheon, volunteer at HMHB of Broward, sponsor the event, purchase space in the Luncheon Program or request further information you may visit our website at www. or contact Babette Ferre-Kosar at (954)765-0550 ext. 316 or at BFerre-Kosar@

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Carola Seminario, now 47, started traveling young. Growing up in Peru, she went to college in Texas and earned a degree in business management. Then she moved to Broward County in the mid-’80s, where her first job was in accounting. That wasn’t for her. “I went back to school for beauty and started working in the spa industry, and then retail,” Seminario says. “I started with Estée Lauder as a counter manager, then Chanel discovered me and I became their make-up artist for the tri-county area.” From there, she became a national makeup expert for Chanel, then went international for Gabor and Revlon’s Marcella Borghese line. It was exciting, but teaching involved a lot of travel. After having kids, she wanted to settle down. Well, just a little bit.



“For international training, I was traveling a lot, and when I had my second child, I said I was traveling too much,” she remembers. “I opened up my own little business spa in Plantation called Pamper Me.” She also started training employees with Contour Day Spa – which she still does today. (She’s also the manager of business development there now.) The job requires less travel, and she gets to keep doing what she loves. “I chose this career because my number one priority was my kids,” she says. “I met a lot of people in the industry, and with my background, I decided to develop my own line.” That’s how LuLu Cosmetics was born. LuLu is Seminario’s nickname for her daughter, Luciana. She’s now 30 and works as a medical assistant for dermatologists. Her son is 15 and is an International Baccalaureate student in aerospace engineering at Plantation High. Pamper Me is now folded into Lulu Cosmetics, which sells a full line of all-natural makeup products – no perfumes, fillers, or paraben preservatives – and offers services ranging from facials to waxing to wedding make-up. The company and Seminario are also involved in charity work. “An idea I had was: Every child dropped off in a foster home, they’re stripped of everything personal, and most of the time, the homes don’t provide them with toiletries, so I wanted to make something personalized,” Seminario says. She worked with the Children’s Home Society of Florida and made little bags with the kids’ names that included shampoo, conditioner, body wash, a comb, pick, toothbrush, and toothpaste. She’s also on the advisory board of Glam-A-THON, a nonprofit that fundraises for breast cancer research and has fun doing it, with events like Wine Tasting Adventure and Glam Doll Strut. Seminario developed a lipstick especially for Glam-A-THON – called Glamazon – and donates 1,000 of them for swag bags at one of the annual events. “Back in Peru, my grandmother taught me to always give back,” Seminario says. “Paying it forward is the best way to give back to yourself, not just the society.”

Serving up yourself Carola Seminario has done make-up around the world and helped train a generation of make-up artists. Here’s what she says about being beautiful... Be good. “To have a glowing life you have to have inner beauty. It shows into your outer beauty.” Be consistent. “You have to create a great canvas, you have to educate yourself with good products and treat your skin right. There’s not a miracle fix [at a spa]. The best way is to follow a home regimen.” Be luscious. “My slogan is serious skin care with a LuLu attitude. Treat your skin, be serious, but be LuLu-licious and that brings out the color.”

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Northwestern Mutual The South Florida Group 500 East Broward Blvd., Suite 2000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 Phone 954-735-9000 Just a few short years ago, you were likely awed at the requirements needed for your high schooler to get into college. These days, as children prepare for college graduation and the move into the real world, the process of securing a job is just as tough… if not tougher. How bad is it? Fifty-four percent of young adults with bachelor’s degrees are unemployed. Nevertheless, as parents, there is a lot we can do to not only support and encourage our children nearing graduation, but also provide counsel and help them pursue a career that sticks. 1. Help transform passion into a career: To be happy in any career, it must also be intrinsically motivating. To this end, I encourage parents to help their children align their job search with their ambitions and passions, and get creative. After all, it is possible that finding the perfect industry to pursue will take some


time. Personally, I had no idea how fulfilling a career in financial services would be, but every day I help people achieve their goals and protect their futures, which is both motivating and gratifying. 2. Push for real-world experience: These days, it is critical that new graduates have meaningful internship experiences that develop good business and communication skills. The name of that top firm on a resume might look good, but more importantly are the responsibilities underneath it. Pushing papers or fetching coffee are not likely bullets a future employer will want to see. That is why I encourage parents to push their children to seek out internship

programs similar to the one we have established at Northwestern Mutual. Our interns are “in the field,” assisting our financial representatives as they meet with and help clients achieve their financial security goals. I believe


that this real world experience is vital. 3. Help crystalize career aspirations: Most every job seeker has to participate in interviews, and I always appreciate young candidates who can clearly communicate their vision. Help your graduate develop a 30-60 second “elevator speech” with a strong explanation of goals and interests in a given field. Avoid a generic response; to truly stand out, encourage your graduate to make it personal and tailored to the company of choice. 4. Get them out of their comfort zone: Instill in your graduate the idea that learning does not end with a diploma. Diversifying experiences and stepping out of comfort zones – especially at a young age – is a plus. The current job market may lead your graduate into an unexpected career, but the role could teach him or her invaluable lessons to use down the road. The first step to becoming a professional is learning about the workplace environment and the values and attitudes that make people successful in any occupation. Most importantly, support your child as they search for a career and help them develop it. Your guidance will pay big dividends down the road.

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HAIR TRANSPLANTS THAT DON’T LOOK LIKE HAIR TRANSPLANTS If hair loss is a problem, you’ll find the world’s best solution at Shino Bay Cosmetic Dermatology, Plastic Surgery & Laser Institute. Now, it is an automated, pain-free in-office procedure! The NeoGraft is quickly becoming the Gold standard in hair restoration for both men and women. By relocating your own growing hair virtually anywhere, this high tech procedure is ideal for both men and women. It’s virtually undetectable with no strip cutting or scalpel incision, no sutures or scars and is conducted in our office. We can effectively treat thinning hair anywhere, including male pattern baldness, restoring receding hairlines, covering large areas with up to 10,000 hairs in ONE session. We can even artistically fill in missing or thinning eyebrows. Enjoy the quickest healing time of any procedure and be back to work in 24 hours with NeoGraft microfollicular relocation at Shino Bay. What we are doing is simply, expertly moving your hair follicles (1-4 at a time) from one place to another without the need for a scalpel, a line, incision or sutures and there is NO linear scar. It is the least invasive procedure of its kind. Large areas can be done in a single in office session. It has the fastest recovery time, the “next day,” of any surgical option, and, it reduces the need for additional procedures as the viability of each follicle is dramatically increased! We simply relocate your genetically programmed hairs that will always grow without the need to harvest and cut a 6” by 1’ strip. No more linear scar and telltale signs you had a transplant! NO MORE LONG-TERM itching, scratching

and redness and long healing time associated with cutting that strip. The healing time is about 80% faster than the OLD antiquated method! This revolutionary new procedure utilizes your own hair follicles. They are extracted and harvested DIRECTLY by our advanced NEO GRAFTING. By individually removing hair follicles that are genetically programmed to always grow, we can give you your youthful head of hair back, or even make it thicker than ever! With two world class offices located on Glamorous Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale and the EXCLUSIVE Palm Beach Island we offer over hundreds of the latest, most state of the art treatment choices at Shino Bay Cosmetic Dermatology, Plastic Surgery and Laser Institute. Having a plethora of over 50 advanced technologies equates to ALL the BEST Gold Standard treatments for you to choose from. Dr. Aguilera has trained thousands of physicians. As a holder of two board certifications and a Fellowship in Dermatology from the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, an Asst. Professor of Dermatology for 5 Universities and the Chief Medical Director of the Dermatology Residency program at Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Aguilera is an internationally known, premier expert in optimal, natural looking, beauty restoration, Cosmetic lasers and age reversing techniques. Hair Transplants of the future are available TODAY at SHINO BAY! Restore a vigorous,


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A GENTLE TOUCH OF A WOMAN YOLANDA CINTRON DMD The International Center For Dental Excellence 2021 East Commercial Blvd #208 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 (954) 938-4599 For smile maker Dr. Yolanda Cintron, biological and cosmetic dentistry provides the opportunity for educating people and discovering what is possible in their lives and how we can achieve optimal levels of health. “Invest in yourself; your Health is your Wealth,” says Dr. Cintron who focuses her biocompatible cosmetic-driven practice on helping patients achieve optimal




health and youth in a few visits. She incorporates innovative technologies, personalized treatment plans and an experienced, highly trained and dedicated team. The newest trend is AntiAging and Biological (holistic) Dentistry. Physicians abroad are recommending all metals in their patients’ mouth be removed for optimal health. Not just anyone can remove these amalgam fillings; there are many precautions that need to be taken when dealing with the removal. ANTI-AGING MEDICINE Cardiologist, cancer specialists, endocrinologist and other medical experts are referring their patients to Dr. Cintron. These physicians understand how vital dental health is to the health of the whole body. Dr. Cintron is certified by “The IAOMT” to safely remove these potentially hazardous fillings. The body naturally has an electric current, especially in the mouth because of its proximity to the brain. The upper teeth are less than 2 inches from the brain, which causes much concern. The electrical activity is dramatically increased due to the placement of the fillings. The combination of the elements in these fillings releases both a positive and negative high electrical current and acts like small batteries in your mouth.


This has an impact in your immune and neurological system. DENTAL ARTISTRY Rather than pursue a career as an artist, Dr. Cintron made the right decision to manifest her creative eye for beauty into smile rejuvenation. “The love and passion I have for people and their health led me to cosmetic dentistry,” she says. Offering patients over 25 years of experience, Dr. Cintron is a proud member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, an organization that boasts rigorous membership criteria, representing her high standards and attention to detail. “There are certain things you do not learn in school. An artistic eye, for example, is a God-given gift. Seeing how a smile can look its best at any age comes naturally to me. It is fascinating to see the improvements cosmetic dentistry can have on health, energy, self-esteem, and appearance.” Since she is an international practice; out-of-town patients are escorted the moment they land in Fort Lauderdale, and are assigned a personal concierge, who ensures all of their needs are met including accommodations, transportation and more. Once the consultation begins, Dr. Cintron assesses each patient’s dental needs with high-tech photography and digital X-rays. After the data has been acquired, the patient is taken to a private office where their case is presented to them and the Doctor speaks oneon-one about their goals, concerns and options.

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THE MOST ADVANCED ORTHOPEDIC CARE WITH MINIMALLY INVASIVE TECHNIQUES Dr. Jesse Shaw has returned to Pembroke Pines to open All-Pro Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. He brings his extensive training and exceptional education to serve his hometown. Dr. Shaw is a highly skilled specialist in orthopedics and sports medicine and really focuses on his commitment to his community, clinical care and advanced techniques in sports medicine. Having trained in New York City, Dr. Shaw bring this standard of excellence out of the “big city” to Pembroke Pines with the opening of his practice, All-Pro Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Dr. Shaw is Fellowship Trained in sports medicine from the Florida Orthopedic Institute in Tampa and has

cared for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Yankees for Spring Training. He was also the University of Tampa Women’s Soccer Physician during their national championship season in 2007. Dr. Shaw returns home after spending the last two years at the Mayo Clinic in Georgia. Dr. Shaw specializes in ACL, knee ligament and meniscal surgery, as well as complex shoulder injuries such as impingement, rotator cuff injury, and instability. All-Pro Orthopedics and Sports Medicine also treats patients for orthopedic conditions that are not sports related, such as arthritis, knee replacement, hip replacement, complex shoulder replacement, fractures and trauma injuries. Catering to patients and athletes of all ages, All-Pro provides first class treatment in a brand new office with state-of-the-art equipment, Electronic Medical Records, and Digital X-Ray. They practice the most advanced orthopedic care with minimally invasive techniques including arthroscopy and other surgical procedures for a faster complete recovery. The philosophy behind All-Pro Orthopedics is to take the time to properly diagnose patients and then ensure their patients understand their specific condition, as well as ALL of the treatments available to them including rehabilitation for a complete recovery. They are very aware that their patient’s time is just as valuable as their own, so they strive to not

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make their patients wait. Accidents and injuries are unexpected, so they welcome and encourage same day appointments and visits for patients that just can’t wait for an appointment. All-Pro Orthopedics and Sports Medicine should be YOUR choice for exceptional bone, muscle and joint care and your choice for advanced minimally invasive techniques in surgery. You’ll find the advanced care you need in a friendly office that caters to the patients needs and treats you like family. They serve professional and amateur student-athletes, as well as recreational sports enthusiasts and regular patients who care to get the very best orthopedic medical help to treat shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle and back injuries. “It’s an honor and rewarding to be back in the town where I grew up and be able to help and give back to the community with the latest and best orthopedic treatments,” said Dr. Shaw. Call All-Pro Orthopedics and Sports Medicine to schedule your consultation with Dr. Shaw at (954) 322-1110.



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1776 N Pine Island Road Suite 320 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33322 954.370.8999 Sometimes, there is just not enough time in the day to fulfill all of your business objectives. For many, after managing hectic schedules, meeting the day’s deadlines and attending to family and personal issues, the thought of adding one more thing to your plate is daunting. However, becoming involved in a professional organization or charitable board may not be as overwhelming as you think – and may even be enjoyable. The key to managing and maximizing your time is “meaningful involvement.” Saying you are a member of numerous organizations may look good on a bio, but in many cases it is best to find one or two groups where you can truly get involved. Joining a board or committee grants you face-to-face introductions with other business professionals in the community. While traditional marketing communications can be effective at brand building and awareness for your business, nothing replaces referrals and inperson introductions – especially if your business thrives on meeting new people and making new connections. Simply attending a meeting is not


an effective use of your valuable time. Even if you feel you cannot take on a leadership role, maximize your efforts by introducing yourself to others when you attend a meeting and, most importantly, follow up afterward. Many people go to an event, spend the time to speak with other attendees and gather business cards – yet drop the ball by failing to send a follow up email or make a phone call. One strategy is to write notes directly on the card to remind yourself of the conversation and how you may be able to work together in the future. You may be surprised how far a simple “nice to meet you” message can take you. Another key to “meaningful involvement” is to understand your availability and not overcommit. It is helpful to pick a group with a cause that personally interests you. Whether it be the arts, children’s issues, athletics or an industry group, if the mission of the organization aligns with your personal interests you will be more likely to go to meetings and want to get further involved. Also, don’t be afraid to say no if you really don’t have time to help on a particular event or project. It is better to be upfront about your busy work schedule than to let the organization down at the last minute. It is more detrimental to create a reputation as someone


who doesn’t follow through on commitments than to simply say you are unable to help at the moment. Involvement with professional associations and nonprofit groups can be an effective tool for meeting new contacts and enhancing your profile within the community. The experience can also be rewarding. Yet, your participation must be meaningful to maximize your time and get the most out of your experience. Michelle Friedman is a Senior Account Executive at Boardroom Communications. The South Floridabased public relations, marketing and social media firm focuses on traditional and online media marketing communications for local, regional and national clients. Learn more at


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dining duchess Tasting a little culture very close to home BY RANDI AILEEN PRESS

I love an authentic meal. It means something special to me. A chef who can bring a taste of his culture from the kitchen to my plate is an experience I cherish. The preparation of the food is a piece of their history brought forward to the present. And when I taste that meal, I’m savoring years of culture in a single serving. This month, you may want to try a little more culture and a lot more flavor. So, let’s begin an adventure that will make you feel as if you were transported to Asia or even Greece. Here’s what I did last month…

TATU RESTAURANT Seminole Hard Rock Hotel 5750 Seminole Way Hollywood, FL 33314 Phone: 954-583-1499

NOT TO MISS: Crackling calamari salad ($18), the crispy whole fish (market price) and the Scorpion Bowl ($29) Tatu is sexy. The décor is chic and the dining is an explosive combination of three styles of Asian cooking that translate into one mouth-watering celebration. The distinct menu categories include: >> Hunan and Szechwan Chinese >> Japanese sushi and tempura >> Chinois Pan Asian (a combination of Asian ingredients with French style) For those who like it hot, try the crackling calamari salad with spicy chicken breast strips, Napa cabbage, cashews, and sesame vinaigrette. The crispy wok-fried whole fish with sweet and spicy glaze is worth the work. You might also try the crispy tangerine beef ($24) – a flash-fried sirloin steak with spicy fresh orange glaze. And if you want to be daring, try the scorpion bowl for two. It’s a drink with sweet exotic fruit juices, Myers rum, and amaretto – and it’s served with a flaming Bacardi 151 float. GREEK ISLANDS TAVERNA 3300 North Ocean Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale, FL Phone: 954-565-5505 and 954-568-0008 NOT TO MISS: Grilled octopus ($14), moussaka ($14), pastitsio ($13), garides tou sotiri ($25) Brothers Sam (Sotiri) and George Kantzavelos own and operate the Taverna, and they make you feel like you’re a part of their family back home in the Greek Islands. Located on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, you can choose indoor or outdoor dining. If you enjoy a lot of flavor, the grilled octopus will taunt you. It’s enhanced with lemon, oregano, and olive oil, then grilled to perfection. The moussaka (baked eggplant) is served with tomato, potato, and spiced ground beef, topped with a béchamel sauce. My taste buds adore this! The pastitsio – with baked seasoned ground beef, layers of macaroni, a touch of béchamel sauce – is authentically Greek. And the garides tou sotir is large, baked shrimp splashed with Chef Sotiri’s secret sauce and served with rice.



W E S T O N Same great menu and great prices as always

now new to Weston our Chop House Menu

Why drive out of town for Prime when you can stay in town and have Kobe

Monday - Wednesday: $5 bar menu and $5 wine & liqcor Thursday: $5 Mussels & Martinis Friday & Saturday: the music goes up after 9:00p.m.

Dance if the music moves you! 2320 Weston Road, Weston, FL 33326 | (954) 389-1880 | on the North East corner of Royal Palm and Weston Rd. in the same plaza as Flannigans

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Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance The seventh annual Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance presented by Mercedes-Benz USA and AutoNation raised more than $1 million dollars for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. The event took place February 22-24 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club and featured an amazing weekend of philanthropy, comedy and a stellar automobile and motorcycle display.

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Florida Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s First Fundraising Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Children First, the statewide advocacy organization focused on protecting the legal rights of at-risk and foster children, broke its fundraising records by raising more than $130,000 at its February 28 Broward awards reception in Fort Lauderdale.

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Take Shape Plastic Surgery held its annual 85th Annual Academy Awards Party In Support of The American Cancer Society on Sunday, February 24, 2013. The top three best costume winners received botox injections as well as a free facial for the worst costume!

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Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center at Holy Cross HealthPlex


Phase III is Complete

t was a defining moment in women’s healthcare in South Florida, when the first phase of the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center at Holy Cross HealthPlex opened in 2010. Today, with Phase III now complete, the Women’s Center has become a community gathering place that offers comprehensive women’s services in a healing, spa-like environment. “We have built a truly unique center for the women of our community,” said Patrick A. Taylor, M.D., President and CEO of Holy Cross Hospital. “Not only will women find the most state-of-the-art technology and equipment, they also will experience the highest level of care, treatment and services in a comfortable, soothing environment.”

The 55,000 square-foot Women’s Center is highlighted by the Hudson Family Foundation Physicians Suites, the Jan Moran Reception Suite, and the Jeane M. Dorini Women’s Imaging and Diagnostic Suite, which serves as the nucleus of the comprehensive center, offering advanced breast imaging including digital mammography, minimally invasive diagnostic procedures, stereotactic breast biopsy, bone density studies and ultrasonography.

“We have built a truly unique center… Not only will women find the most state-of-the-art technology and equipment, they also will experience the highest level of care, treatment and services in a comfortable, soothing environment.”

The Marti Huizenga Meditation Chapel and Healing Garden, available to patients for quiet reflection, meditation and prayer, serves as a place of peace and serenity away from the concerns and worries of the day, which is critical to healing.

Most recently, Phase III opened including the Patricia R. Guerrieri Pavilion; Patrick A. Taylor, M.D. community education rooms for groups varying in size from 10 to 150 people; a café and teaching kitchen; an art gallery; medical spa; lifestyle counseling rooms; health education lobby; volunteer office; and physician suites. The Gallery of the Patricia R. Guerrieri Pavilion also has opened with the work of Wilma Bulkin Siegel, M.D. who is a retired oncologist and recognized artist. The exhibit titled Conversations with Veterans Returning from Afghanistan and Iraq focuses on post-traumatic stress syndrome. The $15 million Women’s Center is funded entirely through philanthropy, including $1 million from 200 women in the community who each pledged $5,000 as lifetime, founding members of the Girlfriend’s Club in support of the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center.

The Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center is located at 1000 NE 56 St. in Fort Lauderdale. To schedule an appointment, call 954-351-7800. To learn more, visit

Experience the 57th Annual Holy Cross Hospital Auxiliary Event on Saturday, April 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66, 2301 SE 17th St. in Ft. Lauderdale, to benefit the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center at Holy Cross HealthPlex. Presented by the Holy Cross Auxiliary, Epicurean Escapade will feature themed presentations of gourmet food and fine wine from around the world. Guests can indulge in full plates of delectable cuisine paired with generous portions of a wide variety of wines while enjoying a fun evening of dancing and live musical entertainment. Tickets are $225 per person. Cocktail attire. For more information, contact 954-229-8562 or e-mail



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Think Pink Basketball hosted by Mario Chalmers and Specialty Automotive Treatments raised $43,700 for Mario V. Chalmers Foundation & Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center. Miami HEAT Players Udonis Haslem, Shane Battier, Joel Anthony, Chris “Birdman” Anderson and Juwan Howard joined Mario Chalmers at an Event to Raise Funds for Women with Breast Cancer.

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