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FOOTBALL – THANKSGIVING ELECTIONS As we move into fall the college and professional football seasons are in full swing. Some Florida teams are doing well, while others are still in rebuilding mode. The Miami Dolphins seem to be playing competitive on the field, yet they have fallen a bit short in a few games. Let’s hope the team will come together enough to make it to the playoffs. I am often amazed with the impact of the game on people, where a pigskin is battled for and carried from end to end. It is a contest that unites a community and at the same time, sometimes divides individuals. It conjures up pride and school spirit, while spawning rivalries which carry on for years after one leaves their alma mater. Still, come the fourth Thursday in November, many of us will be either playing the game with family or watching it on the television as we celebrate the holiday tradition. Thanksgiving has been celebrated for centuries. The first dates back to 1621, commemorating the long awaited harvest in a Massachusetts colony. George Washington was the first president to declare the holiday, in 1789. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, seeking to lengthen the Christmas shopping season, proclaimed Thanksgiving the third Thursday in November. Controversy followed, and Congress passed a joint resolution in 1941 decreeing that Thanksgiving should fall on the fourth Thursday of November, where it remains. I believe this holiday provides us an opportunity to reflect on the year and hopefully prepares everyone for the one ahead. It gives us the chance

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to be grateful for the triumphs and tribulations which shape us and spawn the building blocks for our future. It’s a time to come together as a family and community, creating the energy to elevate our ability to achieve more than we ever thought possible. It is an occasion to remember those who have gone before us and reflect on their legacy. I hope you make the most of this holiday, enjoy the time and make it the best ever! As Lincoln said, “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Speaking of making it count, I urge you to vote on November 6th. There are many elected offices and important constitutional amendments on ballot, so I also encourage you to learn about the candidates and review the issues which will impact you directly in the years ahead. To you I say, ponder the words of

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Barbara Boxer, “I am sure that every one of my colleagues - Democrat, Republican, and Independent - agrees with that statement. That in the voting booth, every one is equal.” To those with the fortune of being elected, I suggest you heed the thoughts of President Ronald Reagan who said, “There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.” Have a Great Month and I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. As Always, Enjoy the Lifestyle!™

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After their smash debut Sigh No More, which won British Album of the Year and Billboard Music Awards Top Alternative Album among other awards, Mumford & Sons have a new release Babel. Mumford & Sons uses bluegrass and folk instrumentation, such as a banjo, upright bass, mandolin and piano, played with a rhythmic style based in alternative rock and folk. The foursome, including Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, “Country” Winston Marshall, and Ted Dwane – who all play a variety of instruments, bonded over their shared love of “rootsy” music. Look for Babel on the charts, as the band already played on Saturday Night Live to an appreciative crowd and have launched a new tour – U.S. dates will be announced.

It’s just what it sounds like – a mud run! Runners slog through miles of mud and confront a variety of obstacles (which make you climb, jump over fire pits, crawl, swing and sometimes crash), that are most definitely going to test your strength and endurance. Also referred to as Adventure Racing, these events are anything but normal – one event in Florida even has zombies on the course attacking racers. The races are designed to be tough but exhilarating and mostly fun! They’re usually 5k in length and have their rewards – like free beers at the finish line and many have all-out bashes following the races with live music, food and drink. They even have shower stalls set up so racers can clean off and change into new clothes. Speaking of clothing, it’s smart to be prepared for one of these races with trail running sneakers and water proof socks made of high-tech fabric, shorts and shirts that you don’t mind getting wet and muddy and maybe some type of support and protection for your knees and elbows, like Ace bandages or some other sort of wrap to protect them while you are crawling and climbing. Also, don’t go alone; take a few friends and form a team. Run together, help each other when the obstacles get demanding and cheer for each other. Some teams even dress up in goofy outfits like dresses over top of their racing clothes or wear serious military style gear. For more information on Mud Runs and Adventure racing in Florida click here http://mudandadventure. com/events/florida/

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BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS UNVEILS THE CLUB LEVEL EXPERIENCE

Located on the Mezzanine Level of the Au-Rene Theater, the new Club Level offers patrons an exclusive experience. Club Level guests enjoy complimentary valet parking, open bar, hors d’ouevres, coffee and dessert, along with extra-roomy theater seats in a seating area adjacent to the lounge. With a view of the performance from the stage view windows within the lounge, guests will enjoy a truly unique theater setting. “In what we believe is the first of its kind in a performing arts center, the Club Level at the Broward Center offers a unique entertainment experience for South Florida theatergoers,” said Broward Center President and CEO Kelley Shanley. “With a private lounge offering light fare and cocktails adjacent to oversize, plush theater seating and other top-shelf amenities, the Club Level is designed to complement the social aspects of attending a performance. We’re delighted to introduce this innovative concept to our audiences. It will be the ideal setting for business and group entertainment -- or a memorable night out on the town.” The Club Level lounge will be open 60 minutes prior to curtain, throughout the performance and for 45 minutes after the final bow, allowing guests to relax and linger over coffee or dessert following the show.

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WARHOL FANS, START YOUR ENGINES Experience the iconic works from America’s most prolific Pop artist, Nov 10 – Feb 10.

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CRAZY ABOUT CARS? SO WAS ANDY WARHOL. The Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale partnered with PNC Bank to present Warhol and Cars: American Icons, bringing more than 40 distinctive pieces of art to South Florida. This is the first exhibition to examine Warhol’s fascination with automotive vehicles as products of American consumer society, making it

a must-see for art and car fanatics alike. The Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey organized the exhibition, which traces the development of Warhol’s work with cars throughout his career. Warhol and Cars pieces date all the way back to 1946 and include early line drawings and 1950s commercial work, paintings, and works on paper from the 1960s through the 1980s that present his signature silkscreen process.

We are happy that this partnership allows us to share our collection with the cultural community of South Florida.” As one of the most iconic and influential artists of the 20th century, Andy Warhol helped define America. His signature images of such American products and celebrities as Campbell’s soup cans, Coca-Cola bottles, Marilyn Monroe, and Elizabeth Taylor have become instantly recognizable. “PNC believes in the power of culturally engaging programs to strengthen our communities,” said Craig Grant, regional president,

An exhibition catalogue published by the Montclair Art Museum, Warhol and Cars: American Icons, written by Gail Stavitsky, MAM chief curator, is the first to focus on Warhol’s Cadillac paintings and other car-themed works within the context of his career. The catalog is available at Books & Books at the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale. “Andy Warhol defied the styles of traditional art through his unique focus on American culture and advertising, which later credited him as a pioneer of the Pop art genre,” said William Stanton, Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale’s interim executive director. “It’s important that our repertoire of exhibitions span a variety of genres that appeal to art enthusiasts of all tastes.”

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“The Andy Warhol Museum is delighted that, through the generosity of PNC, Warhol and Cars: American Icons will be seen at the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale,” said Eric Shiner, director of The Andy Warhol Museum. “This show is indicative of Warhol’s larger

practice of examining popular American culture - and what could be more American than cars - through the lens of his art. Warhol and Cars contains some of Warhol’s most accessible and beautiful images including representations of Cadillacs, Buicks, and even the VW Beetle.

Following a successful run at the Birmingham Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale will be the last stop on the Warhol and Cars: American Icons exhibition tour.

PNC Bank, Florida East. “We are excited that our relationship with the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh helped to bring this unique exhibition to Ft. Lauderdale. This not only compliments the Museum’s permanent collection of contemporary art, but supports the cultural vitality of this region.”

Image Credits Counter Clockwise: Andy Warhol, Female Fashion Figure, 1950s, ©AWF, ©2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Andy Warhol, Car, 1950s, ©AWF, ©2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Andy Warhol, Truck, 1985, ©AWF, ©2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Andy Warhol, European License Plate, 1976-1986, 1986, ©AWF, ©2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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health & wellness HEALTHY THANKSGIVING SNACKS

THANKSGIVING EDITION It’s November and that means Thanksgiving is drawing near – with its glorious foods tempting family and friends to pig out. But it’s possible to eat healthy during thanksgiving. It just takes a little willpower and a fresh approach when preparing the meal.

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TIPS FOR A HEALTHIER THANKSGIVING

Turkey: When it comes to eating turkey stick with the white turkey meat with the skin removed, and take it easy on the gravy. A three ounce portion will save you 50 calories and four grams of fat compared to dark meat. Stuffing: Avoid white bread stuffing. Use multi-grain bread or whole wheat. And replace the chicken broth with low sodium broth. Also, don’t be afraid to add some fruit and toasted nuts to the stuffing. Cranberry sauce: Check out homemade cranberry sauce recipes. They tend to have much less sugar than canned cranberries Mashed potatoes: Use skim milk or low sodium chicken broth instead of whole milk or cream when whipping the potatoes, and cut down on the butter. Potatoes have a wonderful flavor; they don’t need a half stick of butter. Or make sweet potatoes. Dessert: Pumpkin pie is a staple on Thanksgiving and it is surprisingly healthy when compared to other desserts and it is loaded with beta carotene. Blueberry and Cherry pie are also good choices.

GO TAKE A HIKE It doesn’t have to be a hike, but after you’re done eating and cleaning up after your Thanksgiving feast, it’s a great time to take a walk. A nice relaxed walk with family and friends is an excellent way to wrap up your festivities; it’s not only exercise it’s a bonding experience.

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Most people think of Thanksgiving as an all day feast with hors d’oeuvres and snacks followed by the main meal. Try these healthy snacks to cut down on your caloric intake: Fresh fruit: An array of colorful fresh fruit such as strawberries, slices of apples and pears, melon and grapes create a beautiful presentation – and they’re tasty. Cheeses: Try low fat cheeses, such as cheddar and jack cheese. Or you could put out some brie to pair with the fruit. Dips: Make your favorite dips but use fat free Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. And instead of fatty chips, cut up and serve fresh vegetables for the dip. Nuts: Nuts have abundant amounts of protein, fiber, healthy monounsaturated fats, vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. Try walnuts, almonds, pistachios and pecans.

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Connecting With Your Kids Through Sports And School BY DAVID SHERMAN

As I spoke about in last months’ column, kids connect best with you when you, the parent, are actually enjoying yourself as much as they are. I have two boys and through coaching all of their sports, we have developed a bond greater than I could have hoped. You don’t actually have to be the head coach. You can be the assistant or the score keeper and the snack mom. Just being at the field and supporting the kids and learning what to do from the coaches to help the child do better for the next game will show enough interest to bond. Children are very perceptive and are far more aware of your involvement than you think. Having the parents, if possible, at the field as often as possible will create a good sense of family unity even if the parents are divorced. Those are some of the best memories I have as a kid. I have coached 13 seasons of sports so far and always get emotional when a kid performs well and the first thing they do is turn around to the stands to see if their family saw it, like clockwork. My 8-year-old actually started his own blog called AJs’ World of Sports where he documents his sports achievements. Another great way to connect is through their school. This needs to be done sooner than later because the

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teenagers may not be too thrilled with mom or dad being around their friends. I try and volunteer in the lunch room, clinic and field trips pretty regularly. The way my boys’ faces light up when they come in for lunch and I am there is priceless. They are actually happy that I am there and show me off to their friends. Like I said the teenagers may sing a different song. It is also a great way to stay connected for parents who are divorced and don’t have the kids for a week at a time. That is my situation and the boys never go two days without seeing me because of either coaching or school activities. I think because of the involvement in the kids’ lives at an early age, you can get and stay connected as the children get older and keep those lines of communication as open as possible. Please feel free to contact me for more info on my fitness training or Life Coaching services at GPSLifeStyle@ Hotmail.com or 954-649-3283.


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Young Rotarians of Weston BY ALISON KALLMAN

THE RECENTLY FORMED YOUNG ROTARIANS OF WESTON (Y.R.O.W.) IS A GROUP OF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS WITHIN THE ROTARY CLUB OF WESTON. THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE ORGANIZATION IS TO PROMOTE FELLOWSHIP AND LEADERSHIP OF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY OF WESTON. Throughout my entire life my father, Tom Kallman, has been very involved in The Rotary Club of Weston. I can remember marching with him and other Rotary members in the City of Weston’s Fourth of July Parade, helping with the Annual Rotary Run, and volunteering for the Concert in the Park as well as many other popular area events that the club so proudly participates in. Yet, while I may have volunteered my time, I didn’t totally understand what it really meant to be a Rotarian. I simply thought Rotary was a club for older professionals to network and occasionally raise money for the less fortunate. It wasn’t until my first Rotary breakfast - as a professional myself that I started to grasp the true meaning

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But that’s not all; Bentley is also introducing the new Mulsanne Mulliner edition. This Mulsanne is a distinctive and sportier interpretation, blending a range of eye-catching design features such as unique painted or polished 21-inch wheels with race-derived, titanium fasteners; a pair of sweeping wing vents made from cast, polished stainless steel that duplicate Bentley’s “Flying B” emblem, which emphasize the effect of speed and movement on this physically dynamic car; intricate Diamond Quilted leather on the front and rear seats and door casings; and the Drive Dynamics Control system that offers the “Sport” setting providing improved steering accuracy, grip on the road and body control. Both versions share the same engine, which propels them from 0-60 in just 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 184 mph. Bentley also announced that all Mulsanne models offer the option of “an exquisitely detailed, Bentley designed, luxury bottle cooler and rear cabin storage area with space for two full-size Champagne bottles in a canted position.” Included with this bottle cooler are three hand-blown and hand-cut lead crystal champagne flutes, created by British designer, David Redman of London. And now this singular, grand touring Mulsanne lineup will be available to residents of South Florida. Sales Manager (Bentley/Rolls Royce Motor Cars/Aston Martin Fort Lauderdale) Howard Schwartz, remarked, “The new 2013 standard sunroof Mulsanne model will be available in November for show and test drive.” Asked if the Mulsanne had any competitors in the car market Mr. Schwartz replied: “The Mulsanne is at the top of the Bentley lineup. The only real competitor to the Mulsanne would be the Rolls Royce Phantom – the Mulsanne is Bentley’s answer to the Phantom.” For more information regarding the Mulsanne and the Mulsanne Mulliner edition contact Howard Schwartz at 954-779-2009 or email at hschwartz@holmanauto.com LIFESTYLEMAGAZINEGROUP.COM | NOVEMBER 2012

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Big Boats In Broward BY JOANNA MAZEWSKI

If you are familiar with Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Audi, then we’ve got a new luxury dialect for you to learn: Ferretti, Azimut, Lurssen, and more. But these are the type of toys you play with in the water. And we’re not talking bath toys, either. or years Fort Lauderdale has been called “The Venice of America,” while Broward County has been known as the largest and most talked about yachting hub on the East Coast, and maybe the entire country. Every year during the fall, the world’s biggest and most well-known builders, designers, sellers, buyers, and megayacht enthusiasts, achievers and aspirers gather for the biggest yacht show in the United States: the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show – better known as FLIBS. Some of the most extravagant, uber luxurious $20 million yachts are on display here, which would give the Victoria’s Secret models a good run for their money. Yep, they’re just that sexy. Award-winning yachting aficionado Rebecca Taranto, who served as the Editor-in-Chief of ShowBoats International Magazine for eight years and is an avid contributor for yachting publications as well as part of the

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the slow season, that spurred the city to be the yachting mecca it is today.” “While the overall size of yachts built and used in the United States are much smaller than those in the Mediterranean, the volume of yachts is comparable. Fort Lauderdale has long been known as the ‘Yachting Capital of the World’ and, despite ebbs and flows in the economy, continues to claim that moniker,” Rebecca adds. And while the names Christensen, Heesen, Fincantieri, and Moonen really do sound like leggy European supermodels, there are a few homegrown beauties that are born and bred in South Florida as well, but without the the diva, Blackberrythrowing attitude. Rebecca explains: “Broward Marine and Denison Marine, who, from 1948, built hundreds of private yachts and commercial vessels, many of which are still cruising the Intercoastal Waterway today. Many successful refit and repair facilities are based here, including Bradford Marine, Derecktor and Rolly

Marine, and many yacht builders from around the U.S. and the world have offices or representation here.” So what about the future of yachting in Fort Lauderdale? While there have been sizeable hiccups that have affected the industry due to the downturn of the economy, is yachting destined to get bigger, better, and faster here in Broward County? While yachties are well aware that the Monaco Boat Show, held every September in Monte Carlo, is the leading superyacht-focused boat show, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat show is by far the world's largest onwater show. This show alone generates about $650 million in revenue for the county each year. But this revenue doesn’t come without its setbacks or obstacles. “A debate has raged on for several years over whether to dredge the waters around the entrance to Port Everglades to allow for super freighters. This would also increase the draft at the Hyatt Pier 66 and

surrounding marinas and encourage larger yachts to visit and stay in Fort Lauderdale,” Rebecca explains. She adds: “Doing so would, however, displace sea grass, which is home to many South Florida marine species. Thus, for now, Fort Lauderdale is less of a cruising destination and more of an interim stopover location for yachts en route to the popular New England cruising grounds in the summer, the Mediterranean, or the Caribbean in the winter. Fort Lauderdale will continue to see owners, crew and yachting enthusiasts coming here to buy and sell their yachts and have them serviced or prepared for charter.” So with our future challenges and possible growing pains, there is still no doubt that the yachting industry will continue to grow and become an economic powerhouse for the county. Not only will the yachts be getting sexier and more luxurious, but the shows will be getting more modern as well. Move over super models.

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Farm toTable BY JULIE KAY

IT’S BEEN SAID THAT FLORIDA, WITH ITS SCORCHING SUMMERS, IS AMONG THE HARDEST STATES FOR FARMING, PARTICULARLY GROWING PRODUCE. But that hasn’t stopped the Farm-to-Table movement from taking root in South Florida, where residents are in the market for healthful organic food that is gentle on the environment. The Farm-to-Table movement is still in its infancy, having only gained attention (and a moniker) within the last decade. The idea behind it is that food, particularly produce, not only tastes better and is more nutritious when purchased locally but is also more environmentally friendly because it doesn’t have to be flown, trucked or shipped from other areas or even countries. According to the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, in a study of 16 common fruits and vegetables, the average one travelled just under 1,500 miles before it was sold to a consumer. Additionally, 39 percent of fruits and 12 percent of vegetables were imported from other countries. To keep food from spoiling during its long travels, some produce is picked before it’s ripe, which means it has not fully absorbed necessary nutrients from its soil environment. On the environmental front, moving produce 1,500 miles burns around 500 gallons of diesel fuel. Additionally, on a financial basis, local farmers and economies are continually losing money to upstate New York, California, Chilean and other out-of-town farmers. Not only are local farmer’s markets sprouting up where people can buy locally grown produce, but restaurants that buy and serve local products – called Farm-to-Table restaurants – are also gaining popularity, albeit slowly. While Miami-Dade boasts a handful or more of such restaurants, Broward County only has a couple exclusively Farm-to-Table restaurant, Market 17 in Fort Lauderdale and the Nuage Café in Parkland. However, a growing number of other restaurants throughout the county are striving to become Farm-toTable and are at the minimum, organic, vegan and raw.

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Market 17 at 1850 SE 17th St. was started by brother and sister Kirsta and Aaron Grauberger two years ago. The siblings, who were raised in Colorado by a father who grew his own vegetables in a greenhouse, wanted to open a restaurant that emulated their own lifestyle, and were particularly inspired by the restaurants of Napa Valley in California. They knew it wouldn’t be easy to run a Farm-to-Table restaurant in Florida but were resolved to open Broward’s first such eatery. “We’re a great agricultural state but we definitely suffer in the summer, compared to a place like California that grow year-round,” said Kirsta. “This was a market that was not being served. And the demographics were right.” The upscale eatery has been well received by patrons, some of whom come from West Palm Beach or Miami and don’t mind that the meals cost from 15 to 20 percent more than at other restaurants. Menus at Market 17 are changed on a daily basis and vegans and vegetarians have choices galore. The most popular dishes are the Florida snapper and game meat such as buffalo. To find food free from pesticides, chemicals or hormones and animals raised in a humane environment, Market 17 buys from 50 different farmers, ranches and fishermen, including Swank Farms in Loxahatchee, Aaldmon Farms in Lake Worth, The Urban Farmer in Pompano Beach, Winter Park Dairy in Winter Park, Gary’s Seafood in Orlando and Palmetto Creek Farm in Avon Park. In select cases, the restaurant will buy from out of state vendors, however nothing is ever bought outside the United States.

“We’re a great agricultural state but we definitely suffer in the summer, compared to a place like California that grow year-round.”

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Another Fort Lauderdale restaurant, Sublime, grows many of its own herbs and vegetables on the roof of the restaurant at 1431 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL and at an off-site garden. The restaurant which counts celebrities like Paul McCartney, Bob Barker and Alec Baldwin as regulars opened in 2003 and closed briefly after Hurricane Wilma. A gourmet vegan restaurant, Sublime was started by Nanci Alexander, founder of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida in order to show that vegan food could be just as, well, sublime as non plant-based food. One hundred percent of the restaurant’s profits support animal welfare efforts. If you go to the roof of the restaurant, you’ll see eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini, basil, arugula and other vegetables and herbs growing wild. A full-time caretaker is in charge of tending to the garden.

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In Parkland, Nuage Café at 5903 W. Hillsboro Blvd. offers what is likely the only raw vegan and Farm-to-Table buffet, open for lunch and dinner. Owner Thierry Brouwers opened the café in December 2011, naming it after the French word for cloud because he considers water the most important element on earth. A self-taught raw food chef, Hippocrates Health Institute practitioner and scientist who studied cooking in France, Brouwers, whose alias is “Superlight,” Brouwers grows his own wheatgrass, sprouts, lentils and other vegetables and herbs hydroponically and also on trays in his home kitchen. He also buys from local farms. Brouwers is so serious about serving organic food high in nutrients he uses a device called a refractometer to test the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables before buying them, placing the hand-held device deep into the soil for a reading. “When you buy produce in stores, it’s lacking nutrients,” Brouwers said. “I try to go for the best nutrients possible.” Devotees travel from as far away as Jupiter and Tampa to sample the eatery’s lunch and dinner buffets or the veggie pattie, pineapple-mushroom-sun-dried tomato pizza, lucid dream tea, banana ice cream and the famed Magic water. Some also take part in the drumming circles, yoga, holistic medicine lectures and speed dating, making the Nuage Café a one-stop shop for health, fitness and love.

MY ORGANIC CORNER Open for just six months, My Organic Corner at 127 Weston Rd. in Weston serves fully organic food made to order and served in biodegradable serving ware. The eatery buys its products from such companies as Fair Trade Organic Coffee, Organic Loose Leaf Teas, Grounds for Change, Applegate, Simply Organic, Global Organic (produce) and Ezekial 4:9 bread. In addition to organic salads, wraps, their popular vegan cheeseburger, smoothies, soups and juices, the restaurant offers a daily “facebook” special of the day, such as Moroccan tofu with chickpeas, squash, zucchini and onions, served with jasmine rice, for $8.99.

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No place exemplifies farm to table more than Batten Farms in Davie, newly reopened under the auspices of the North South Institute and the Davie Agri-Tourism Center. There, you can have lunch at the Market Kountry Kitchen and then buy your own fruit and vegetables grown in a special soil bag out back. The restaurant serves up decidedly nonorganic food like country barbecue and jerk kitchen along with fresh vegetable soup made with broccoli, pumpkin and herbs grown out back. Fans come from throughout the tri-county area for the fresh smoothies and juices.

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THE CIRCLE OF WISE WOMEN… JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF SFL’S POWERHOUSE VOLUNTEER GROUP BY RENÉE K. QUINN

Nestled in a corner of the Broward College campus in Circle of Wise Women are eligible to join the advisory Coconut Creek sits JA World Huizenga Center, a 60,000 council. Come and join us. Meet the Circle at http://www. square foot facility designed to teach area students about business and financial literacy. In fact, this is the world’s jaworlduncorked.com/cause/circle-of-wise-women The circumstances that motivate someone to devote largest Junior Achievement educational facility and one their time and energy to helping others are as individual of only 30 in the world! Junior Achievement of South Florida’s Circle of Wise as people. In the case of Kit Schulman, chair of last year’s Junior Achievement’s JA Women is a group of World Uncorked! event, educational advocates it was the desire to help who believe they can ensure that all children affect positive changes have the opportunities in students’ attitudes, that her own children performance, and their had. “I joined Junior future outlook. Wise Achievement because I Women understand the wanted to continue to help need to transform how children be successful students view the world and this was my way of work, personal finance, of giving back after my free enterprise and their children graduated from own potential for success. high school.” They are committed Junior Achievement to helping provide the maintains an active resources necessary for Junior Achievement to FOUNDING MEMBERS JANET DAVIS, LORRAINE THOMAS vision, front and center, AND MELISSA AIELLO on how they can have a offer their full range of programs, which impart sound economic principles to positive impact on the lives of more students as guided youth K-12. Wise Women participate in hands-on activities, by their core values: s Belief in the boundless potential of young people provide financial support and forge new partnerships for s Commitment to the principles of market-based JA in the communities in which they live and work. economics and entrepreneurship Founded in May of 2009, the Circle of Wise Women‘s s Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity, and core belief is that Wise Women Can Change Education and excellence in how we do it they have made that a reality by contributing $750,000.00 s Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives, and to Junior Achievement’s programs to date, reports backgrounds of all individuals founding member and JA’s Director of Development s Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration Diana Metcalf. s Conviction in the educational and motivational “Our community came together to support the impact of relevant, hands-on learning establishment of JA World...what a great achievement! It “From our values, we articulate our purpose and vision, is a pleasure to continue to support JA and its endeavors on behalf of our children. The Circle of Wise Women is comprised of our core ideology: To inspire and prepare a fun and easy productive way to support JA and our young people to succeed in a global economy. It’s not an passion for education,” said Circle member Virginia easy task. But it’s the kind of challenge that JA takes on with creative energy, fervor, and decisive action,” said “Ginny” Miller. In 2011, the Circle created an advisory council to set Melissa Aiello, President and CEO. Junior Achievement has recently adopted a strategic goals and guide the Circle initiatives. coordinated by founding members Diana Metcalf and Renée Quinn, plan to guide the organization’s growth and development to focus on membership initiatives and guiding their over the next several years. This plan will ensure that JA signature fund raising event JA World Uncorked!. The team is vital to those who build the future. The Circle of Wise includes: Membership Liaisons – Virginia “Ginny” Miller, Women an integral part of this plan. “We believe that it is our legacy to assist the next Kit Schulman and Genia Duncan Ellis, Investment Circle Advisor – Lorraine Thomas, Communication Liaison – generation by mentoring them through exposure and Renée K. Quinn, Corporate/Community Advisors – Lacey engagement. This process will provide the foundation Brisson, Isabel Hebert, Susan Renneisen, Lisa Scott- for educated and prepared good citizens with unlimited Founds, and Dawn Stagliano, Community/Foundation opportunities for their future. A Wise Woman knows that Advisors – Kathryn Krause, Jane Toney, and Linda Von opening a door for a young mind can change their life,” Allmen, JA World Uncorked! Chair – Barbara Capeletti, said CWW member Genia Duncan Ellis. and Culinary Chair – Alyssa Lovitt. All members of the

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THE FORK & CORK AFFAIR JA World Uncorked!, hosted by the Circle of Wise Women, is the program’s biggest fundraiser of the year at Junior Achievement of South Florida. Thanks to generous partners and sponsors, 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales go to Wise Women initiatives supporting children’s education. This year, Junior Achievement of South Florida hosts JA World Uncorked! presented by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at JA World Huizenga Center at Broward College. This “Fork & Cork Affair” will delight the senses as guests stroll through the mini-city known as JA World. From 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. they will sip and savor world-class wines and spirits from Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida, and intriguing craft beers from Brown Distributing Specialty Beers; sample culinary creations from South Florida Chefs and restaurants; delight in Uncorked!’s Dessert Bash, featuring a never-ending spread of chocolates, ice creams, cake pops, caramel popcorn,

“I joined Junior Achievement because I wanted to continue to help children be successful and this was my way of giving back after my children graduated from high school .“

Italian ices, cupcakes and more, then mingle in our alley ways and lounges, bid on auction packages and dance the night away to the decade-spanning sounds of the EDGE Band. WANT TO GO? Tickets are on sale now for this multifaceted 21+ event at $150 per person. For additional information see our website at www.jaworlduncorked.com and get social with us at: » Foursquare.com/jaworlduncorked » Facebook.com/circleofwisewomen » Pinterest.com/jaworlduncorked/ » and Twitter.com/jaworlduncorked

JASF SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS Junior Achievement of South Florida has been recognized by JA Worldwide with the Summit Award for Financial Solvency, Program Impact, Program Quality, and Overall Management Effectiveness. Junior Achievement of South Florida just completed (June 30, 2012) the third operating year of the largest outreach for Capstone programs in the world. Since opening in the fall of 2009, over 112,000 students have studied and visited JA BizTown and JA Finance Park at JA World Huizenga Center. JA was accepted and fully participated in the Community Foundation of Broward’s “Boards in Action” leadership training. This enabled JA to create a high level, effective and engaged Board of Directors to further lead in advancing the mission of JA. The provision of JA Summer Camp in June and July of each summer is an augmented and extended version of JA BizTown. Over 200 disadvantaged students are served each year. Junior Achievement World has become a unique learning resource for a wide range of children with disabilities. The third USA placement of exact bronze replicas of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights were gifted to JASF and are now housed in a new gallery within JA World Huizenga Center. Sponsorship provided also allowed JA to secure a copy of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights for every 8th grader in Broward County. These 8th graders now see and experience these historic and world changing documents. These are examples of excellence in our field because we have been able to serve thousands of students, increase impact, remain solvent, and inspire a community via a 5 star, educational facility that brings joy back to the education arena for local children!

TEAM UNCORKED! RENÉE K. QUINN, JASON LEIDY AND SANDI KATZ READY TO GET THE WORD OUT!

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“From last year’s success, we were able to rent a property with a house and build kennels and play areas for the rescue dogs,” enthused Janice Green, Founder of Have A Heart charity. “Our professional trainer, Rayfield Baisley of Alpha Dog Academy, resides on the property and our dogs all get lots of outdoor play, love, attention and basic training.” In an effort to replicate and build upon the success of last year’s Have A Heart, Inc. Concert

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andres luna. Local soccer hero making a difference. BY TERESA ZARCONE-PEREZ

Adrenaline levels rise within the soccer players who run along the field, as well as among the fans cheering in the stadium and team coaches shouting from the sidelines. And although the soccer players participating in the 2011 Deaf Pan American Games cannot hear the shouts and cheers, the wave of excitement is communicated at an all-time high for those in attendance. Carlos Andres Luna, a Peruvianborn Weston resident was selected as one of the top 18 players to represent the Men's USA Deaf ANDRES LUNA Soccer Team; Luna was the only player from the state of Florida on the USA national deaf team. “This hearing problem changed my way of life, but it never got in my way of my dream and my passion, which is to play soccer at the highest level,” says Luna who recently represented the United States in the Deaf Pan American Games held in Barquisimento, Venezuela from November 18-28. “I learned that dedication and sacrificing yourself and your time to get to where you want to be is my main reason to be there,” adds the 26-year-old who is completely deaf in his left ear and 40%-50% in his right ear. Recently, Carlos went to Columbus, Ohio to play against the Columbus crew reserve and scored one goal and one assist. He was unfortunately released from the National Team and will not be going to the world cup in Turkey this summer because he tore his MCL in the second half of the game. But that won’t stop Luna, whose childhood included struggles with medical visits and surgeries, which made soccer a recreational outlet and a motivation. Luna’s dad, Marcelo Neveleff, first introduced him to the sport at nine years old when he began playing for the American Youth Soccer Organization team in Los Angeles, California. Soccer is a way of life that Luna soon began to follow, developing a love for the sport and competition. Luna likes playing the sport particularly for the passion, competitive spirit and the depth of history that goes with it. “There’s nothing better than getting dirty and sweating everyday doing something you love and playing to get better,” he says. As a teenager, Luna’s family moved from California to Florida where he continued to play soccer for recreation, on a competitive level and eventually start to coach youth soccer. “There are so many ways to give back to the community, but I feel my calling and my expertise is through coaching soccer because it’s something that I enjoy doing and being.

It’s a passion to help young players develop and watch them grow as they play,” Luna says. As a coach, Luna’s first real team was in Weston for Weston Fury in 2006. Today, he leads two U9 soccer teams in the Weston FC club which has some 35 players. Luna teaches and facilitates his soccer skills and coaching knowledge to the kids, while expressing his motto, “always do what you believe in and work hard at it, never give up.” Luna left Weston for a time to work at various clubs throughout South Florida. He has over eight years of coaching experience from Dallas, Texas to working for Florida Gulf Coast University Soccer Summer Camps. He re-joined Weston FC in June 2010. Luna earned a USSF National “C” License and the USSF National Youth License. His playing experience as a youth player includes a variety of college showcases and prestigious tournaments throughout United States. Luna's playing skills took him as far as the United States National team. Past accomplishments include becoming one of the youngest and only coaches to win the FYSA Region Cup twice in a row with two different age groups: U15 boys Naples in 2010 and U12 boys Weston in 2011. Other tournament accomplishments vary from winning with different age groups such as U9, U12, and U15 boys; capturing the Plantation Thanksgiving Day Classic, Naples Classic, Region Cup twice, President's Cup, Weston FC tournament twice and Miami Lakes’ shootouts. Andres will lead the U10 Boys PDP program for the 20122013 season. The inspirational soccer player and youth soccer coach expresses his thoughts succinctly: “I want to make a difference in the community by being a role model for young kids with disabilities and show them that anything is possible and that nothing is impossible.” To help Andres Luna in fundraising efforts for participation in future soccer events, call 469-288-8007 or send an email to Andres.Luna@aol.com. LP

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Weston’s Rising Singing Sensation BY KEVIN LANE

If Weston resident Ciara Rae was nervous singing in a recent contest, you sure couldn’t tell! After all, she was singing “Wild One,” a song she wrote; in what is arguably the largest country-music contest in the nation, the Texaco Country Showdown. Ciara was the last contestant in the local contest at the Round Up Country Western Club in Davie, where she won 1st prize and is now on her way up the ladder with the ultimate prize of a $100,000 recording contract. Her band, The Last Chance Band, along with a slew of family and friends, were in the audience to cheer her on… and according to Ciara… that helped a lot! The Texaco Country Showdown is aired on about 500 stations around the country and dates back to 1982. Before Texaco became the sponsor, the contest was known as the Colgate Country Showdown. This year, local entrants submitted recordings to WKISFM, and fans selected the contestants on-line… Another example of the social media and mobile “Music has consumed my platforms that are changing our lives. life since I was 13-years-old. “We each had five minutes I began singing locally to big to perform and the criteria crowds and realized that this for judging was raw talent, was what I wanted to do.” entertainment ability and crowd response,” Ciara said. Those contestants that sang original songs were given bonus points. Her next step towards stardom is the state contest… followed by the regional contest… and if she wins that, it’s on to the national and final contest in Nashville in January. “Music has consumed my life since I was 13-yearsold,” Ciara enthused. “I began singing locally to big crowds and realized that this was what I wanted to do.” Actually, her musical career started even earlier as Ciara started taking piano lessons when she was five! She started singing in her church choir and credits her “… best choir teacher ever,” Mrs. Leitz, for awakening her love of singing. She admits that she has been “… blessed by God, a great family, friends and friends that have become family.” This past September, Ciara sang the ‘National Anthem’ for the Marlins twice in two weeks. She

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This is still a land of unbridled opportunity… Just ask Weston resident Vipul Katyal. He recently learned that his company, Insight Software, a fast growing, dynamic company that was formed to meet the specific demands of eye care business, was ranked as number 2067 in this year’s 31st annual Inc. 500/5000. An exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest growing private companies, the list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s independent entrepreneurs. Founded in 2004 by Vipul, Insight Software, LLC is the maker of My CARLOS RIVERO, ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE; EDUARDO MARTINEZ, SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER; ROBERT LANGLEY, ACVision Express (MVE), COUNT EXECUTIVE; NICHOL WILLS, ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE; DENISE RAMOS, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SPECIALIST; MATHEW PETERSEN; JOSHUA CERECEDA, ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE; VIPUL KATYA, PRESIDENT; JOSEPH SMITH, ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE a leading provider of practice management and electronic health records call tech support, we get to speak to a person that knows system specifically designed for Eye Care professionals, the system! I have been recommending this system ever including Opticians, Optometrists and Ophthalmologists. since we’ve purchased it.” Leanne’s Pearle Vision is in “My Vision Express Software is easy to use, comprehensive Norfolk, Virginia. Tony Miller, RDO who owns The Eyeglass Shoppe and modular, serving a wide variety of practices from the start-up to large multi-location in Honolulu, Hawaii echoes those sentiments. “What a “My vision express enterprise,” Vipul noted. The majority fantastic program! I have an independent optical store and software is easy to use, of the company’s clients are in the U.S. tried other POS programs and none come close to MVE in comprehensive and and Canada, but it has grown to be a ease of use and support. We have been using MVE for over truly global enterprise, with clients all five years and the program has saved my staff countless modular, serving a wide over the world, including Australia, hours in inventory management and eyeglass sales help.” variety of practices Trinidad, Malta, and Israel. “Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 There’s an old success maxim companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive from the start-up to large multi-location that says, “… your best salesman is the economy forward. Growth companies, not large a satisfied customer,” and Insight corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. Editor Eric enterprise.” Software has tons of them. A case in Schurenberg. According to a story in Inc’s September 2012 point is accolades from Leanne Perry, issue, available through November 15th on newsstands ABOC who exclaimed that “…if 5 is the best, I give this and on Inc.com, “… this is the most competitive crop in program a 5! We have been using MVE for over four the list’s history.” Insight Software is located at 3050 Universal Boulevard, years now and this program is by far the best. It saves me a lot of time with my customers and it is very easy Suite 120 in Weston. For information, call (877) 882-7456 for the employees to use. Of the few times we’ve had to or visit www.MyVisionExpress.com. LP

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Donor Community Helps Local Non-Profits Raise Funds and Engage Their Communities The past five years have been difficult for the nation’s nearly 300,000 mid-sized non-profits. Many businesses have cut back on their event sponsorships and personal giving through traditional sources has declined. In response, many non-profit organizations have been forced to cut staff and scale back programs relied upon by some of the most vulnerable members of our community. As a result, non-profits are now taking a hard look at their traditional fundraising strategies and actively seeking new revenue sources. Most have correctly concluded that online fundraising offers the best opportunity to build a stable, long-term revenue stream. Yet, until recently, they have lacked the tools and technologies needed to pursue online fundraising in an efficient and ongoing way. Now, thanks to South Florida based software firm, DonorCommunity, all of that has changed. DonorCommunity’s cloud computing “Software as a Service” platform enables non-profits to cultivate donors, increase their fundraising efficiency and broaden awareness of their mission and goals online with unprecedented ease and efficiency. By expanding their reach and reducing their costs, DonorCommunity enables non-profits to devote more of their resources to delivering essential programs and services to their communities. “DonorCommunity is dedicated to serving the tens of thousands of small to mid-sized U.S. non-profits that play such a critical role in community life,” said David Blyer, DonorCommunity Founder and CEO. “Cloud computing makes it possible for us to provide these organizations with a software solution that is very affordable and perfectly attuned to their needs. We’re unique in the marketplace.” Among its South Florida clientele, DonorCommunity counts The Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward, Dan Marino Foundation, Can’t Stomach Cancer Foundation (Debbie’s Dream), ChildNet, The Children’s Fund for Glycogen Storage Disease Research, 2-1-1 Broward, Davie Police Athletic League (PAL), St. Vincent de Paul Seminary, Laurens Kids, The Haven and many others. Since implementing the DonorCommunity platform this past summer, The Children’s Fund for GSD Research has already realized significant benefits. According to Vice President & Fundraising Chair Lisa Hodes, “We are a very small foundation with a narrow audience, making it difficult to generate funds. Donor Community has streamlined our fundraising process and broadened our reach, enabling us to increase both our constituent base and revenue. DonorCommunity’s online marketing capabilities have also enabled us to become more efficient in tracking donations, thanking donors, and sharing our mission with our stakeholder community.”

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“We recovered our entire DonorCommunity investment within a couple of weeks,” added Timothy Albury, Director of Davie PAL. “Since then, the upside has been incredible. We’re raising more funds now than ever before. DonorCommunity also provided us with a great new website and comprehensive capabilities for keeping kids and parents informed about our programs and services. DonorCommunity has moved us forward in a major way.” According to Shelia J. Smith, President & CEO of 2-1-1 Broward, “We rely on community support to produce a significant percentage of our annual operating funds, so it’s essential for us to maintain an ongoing dialogue with event attendees and supporters so that they remain actively engaged with our organization. DonorCommunity’s software platform has helped us better manage our fundraising capabilities and relationships with our supporters.” DonorCommunity also offers a Software Donation Program that provides businesses with a costeffective and tax-deductible program for pursuing their corporate philanthropy, community relations and marketing objectives by purchasing and then donating DonorCommunity licenses to their favorite non-profits. For more information on DonorCommunity, please call 954-607-7361 or visit www.donorcommunity.com. LP


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JG McGuinness Welcomes New Partner As you stroll through the Weston Town Center, you might not suspect that there have been some big changes happening at the local pub. But as you step into JG McGuinness, it will quickly become apparent. Jessie Gay, principle partner, calls the big news, “All in the Family.” As of October 2nd, a new operating partner, Daniel Szymanski, has become one of the owners and will be running all operations. Daniel comes with a wealth of experience. He worked the first part of his career with Pebbles Restaurants Inc. He went from bussing tables and worked through the ranks to finish up as the Assistant General Manager for this location in Tampa and Winter Park. From there, he landed with The Rainforest Café in Sunrise. During his six years at the Café, he worked as the Assistant General Manager and also traveled as a Support Manager. In 2006, he was brought on as the Operating Partner for P.F. Chang’s in North Miami Beach. Daniel, along with his family, has been a regular at the pub since the opening and has now joined the partnership team. “We are so happy and proud to officially have Daniel as part of the JG McGuinness DANIEL SZYMANSKI team,” says Jessie. “Daniel brings with him a wealth of restaurant experience from Pebbles, Rain Forest Café and most recently PF Chang’s in Aventura.” Not only is Dan a local Weston resident, he is also the son-in-law of Jim Scarberry, also known as The Chief, and manages the pub during the day. Dan will be focusing on delivering not only the highest quality beer in the state of Florida, but also fantastic food and great friendly service. JG McGuinness will also begin offering small craft beers in addition to their regular draft selection. The

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focus is on quality and friendly service. Recently voted ‘The Best Happy Hour in Weston’, JG McGuinness is also a great place for a business lunch or hosting an event. JG McGuinness also boasts that they offer the best brunch on Saturday and Sunday, which is held from from 11:00 to 3:00. Every Saturday night you will find live entertainment at JG McGuinness. So if it is lunch, Happy Hour, dinner or just a drink later in the evening come on by. Sit and enjoy yourself in the friendliest place in Weston. Just ask for Daniel; odds are he will be there! LP


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Designing Wealth Management Solutions Emerald Asset Advisors has served as a trusted financial advisor to high net worth individuals, affluent families and institutional investors for over a decade. Based in South Florida, the firm specializes in designing wealth management solutions that offer an unconventional approach to preservation, growth and diversification of assets. Emerald’s approach and accomplishments have been highlighted in many national media outlets including The Wall Street Transcript, Worth Magazine, Registered Rep and others. Scot Hunter, the firm’s founding partner and CEO, started the firm in 1998 and was joined by Allan Budelman soon after. Scot is responsible for the overall strategic and corporate development activity of the firm while Allan, the firm’s Managing Partner, oversees the firm’s portfolio managers, investment committee and staff. Like many others, Emerald’s investment philosophy centers on the preservation and growth of capital. However, Emerald departs from conventional wisdom in that it believes the classic “long-only,” buy and hold stock and bond strategy isn’t effective in today’s challenging and dynamic marketplace. “Our ultimate goal is to generate competitive returns over time with less volatility than the equity market,” said Hunter. Emerald has a diverse practice that serves many types of clients, from retirees and small business owners to CEOs and Foundations. “We believe each client is unique,” Budelman says. “Our goal is to provide our clients with the resources found in a larger firm, while also giving them the personalized attention expected from a smaller firm. Every year, Emerald hosts its clients at Open Houses, Informative Forums, Wine Events and Golf Outings, as well as a variety of other social gatherings. We want to take the time to not only know our clients’ financial goals, but to also understand their lifestyle and their families.” The firm’s owners believe in nurturing relationships with the local and national business community

and share their connections by hosting exclusive dinners and other private events, which give clients an opportunity to network with other individuals who have similar business interests. “These events have allowed us to cultivate strong long-term relationships, and we believe they have ALAN BUDELMAN done the same for our clients,” said Hunter. “In addition, Emerald has developed a unique monthly event called “Table for Ten” which brings together 10 CEOs who network and share their backgrounds and work experience. These gatherings have served as terrific referral sources for all the C-Level executives.” SCOT HUNTER Emerald also has a long-standing tradition of giving back to the community. Over the years, Scot and Allan have been instrumental in raising thousands of dollars for various local South Florida charities including Kids in Distress, Children’s Harbor, Broward Partnership for the Homeless, First Serve and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For more information about Emerald Asset Advisors, LLC, please visit www.emeraldassetadvisors.com or call (954) 385-9624. LP

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READING FOR SUCCESS REBECCA SACHS, PH.D. Licensed Psychologist Ph.D. in Clinical & School Psychology Director of Psychoeducational Services ZZZDFDGHPLFRSWLRQVFRP www.nbiweston.com 3KRQH Determining a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true reading abilities is complicated. A child that reads at an early age, very rapidly, or even appears to like reading may still not know how to read for success. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because reading for success means far more than being able to decode words or â&#x20AC;&#x153;ďŹ nish books.â&#x20AC;? It means being able to comprehend deeper meanings, understand the purpose of the material, and being able to generalize reading skills to essays, tests, and other educational and real life activities. Beyond school, well-developed reading skills are related to career advancement and positive self-image- yes, even in high-tech ďŹ elds. In early grades, developing good reading mechanics is the priority. Later on, reading for success naturally becomes more of a complex, multidimensional process. In the course of their educational career, a child that is behind in foundational reading skills will be at increased risk for declining academic performance. Unfortunately, this problem can remain undiscovered for many

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The use of methods to prevent pregnancy has existed for thousands of years, with the idea to limit or plan when to become parents. The perfect method does not really exist; each of them has pros and cons. In order to select your best alternative, think on these variables: UĂ&#x160; Your overall health. UĂ&#x160; How frequently are you sexually active and how many sexual partners do you have. UĂ&#x160; The number of children you have planned. UĂ&#x160; The effectiveness of the method considered. UĂ&#x160; You level of comfort with the selected method. Here are some of the different alternatives you can choose from: UĂ&#x160; Abstinence. UĂ&#x160; Rhythm method. UĂ&#x160; Barrier methods like condom and diaphragm. UĂ&#x160; Hormonal methods like the pill, injections, vaginal ring and patches. UĂ&#x160; Implantable devices (IUD, subdermal rods). UĂ&#x160; Permanent birth control methods-sterilization. I would like to focus on this last item. There are several procedures available for those who have

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decided their family is complete. For men, vasectomy is a surgical procedure that prevents sperm ejaculation by severing and tying the tubes that transport them to the penis. Its failure rate is close to 1 in a 1000 vasectomies within ďŹ ve years of use. The main concern is that about 1 in a 1000 men may experience severe pain afterward. For women, surgical sterilization closes the fallopian tubes to prevent fertilization of the eggs, and can be done by different techniques (cut, tied, sealed), this is particular easier to be done at the same time with a cesarean delivery. Fails about 1-2 per 1000 procedures. This procedure requires a surgical suite, longer recovery and is usually more painful. anent, There is another permanent, n o n - s u rg i c a l p ro c e d u re , ontrol hormone free birth control method called ESSURE. The effectiveness is the highest ghest among all the alternatives. The e in procedure is usually done ocal the doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ofďŹ ce under local out anesthesia, and takes about en ten minutes. Most women es go home within 45 minutes rn of the procedure and return to normal activities in lesss than a day. The doctor places soft, ďŹ&#x201A;exible inserts (made of polyester fiber, nickeltitanium and stainless steel alloy) into each of the fallopian tubes through the natural a pathways of the vagina pe of cut and cervix without any type or incision. Over the next three

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WHY BUY AN EXISTING BUSINESS? GOODWILL! I am not sure what event I was attending but the topic was creativity, getting out of your comfort zone, and thinking outside the box. The speaker challenged the crowd to hold up their arm that had a watch on it. Mine was my left. My watch is always on my left wrist. She asked everyone to take it off and put it on your other arm, and leave it there! Try it, very uncomfortable…. What happened next is exactly why existing businesses and franchises are great investments, and any future business owner thinking of a pure start up should take heed. Some of us moved our watches and kept them there for the rest of the presentation. Most moved their watch for a few minutes and felt uncomfortable and quickly returned them to their “correct” arm. Still others REFUSED to even move their watch! WOW, they couldn’t even move their watch for a minute!! The power of habit is huge!!! Imagine trying to create a new brand, new product, or new service. The ability to succeed is so overwhelming in my estimation, that you are much better off buying a business that has established customers with established habits or a franchise with a proven business model: Here’s a few ingredients in what we sometimes flippantly call goodwill, but have huge value because there are customers that are habitually using the service, product or location:

The GOODWILL HOT LIST: What to look for to buy an existing business: UÊ Established UÊ Location UÊ Phone Number UÊ Pricing structure UÊ Name UÊ Logo UÊ Color scheme UÊ Product reliability UÊ Employees UÊ Value to customer UÊ Warm feeling by customer UÊ Familiarity by customer UÊ Advertisements UÊ Networks UÊ Website? Domain Name? UÊ Business model UÊ How many more can you list Existing businesses are probably the most underrated investment in our free enterprise system! Alternative investments to buying an existing business: What do you think? UÊ Savings/CD’s- what return? UÊ Stocks- no thanks! UÊ Real estate- missed the boat! UÊ Vegas- usually a no win. UÊ Start up businesses- no way!

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business mentor that you can trust. Understand the process takes time and that you need to be patient. However, once you find the right business or franchise, you must be decisive and move quickly! Great deals on businesses and franchises sell fast and the way to spot a great deal is to be educated on exactly what to look for. As I have outlined here in this article, goodwill is very real and valuable. If you don’t believe in the power of habit and goodwill, wear you watch on your other arm for a week!!

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vehicles that must be embraced, Instagram and Pinterest are just two of the fast rising social media sites that have developed huge follows, and proven to be excellent communicators. In aggregate, marketers understand that these social media tools keep their business top of mind â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and highly searchable. If your business doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t already participate in several social media programs as an integral part of its marketing, the time to start is now. Explore the sites â&#x20AC;&#x201C; see how others use them, and consider the best ones as models. Post news and photos of a recent event. Spread the word about a new hire. LinkIn with your clients and your vendors. Get visible. Social media is the 21st Century radar â&#x20AC;&#x201C; when someone says you need to stay on his or her radar, social media can do it. Non-profits have led the charge in embracing the beneďŹ ts of social media. Charities use Facebook fan pages and Twitter feeds to drive trafďŹ c back to their Website, where a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donate Nowâ&#x20AC;? or a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Register for this Eventâ&#x20AC;? link can move visitors to immediate action. Fundraising efforts use every media tool, from traditional PR and marketing, to blogging, texting and social media. In the 1980s, Trivial Pursuit rewrote marketing strategies

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;in-rangeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Your article explained how the tests they used arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always accurate [4].â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s called SUB-LABORATORY HYPOTHYROIDISM, a condition when the patient has all the signs and symptoms of a thyroid disorder, but because one test, the TSH, is within the reference range, they are denied beneďŹ cial therapy [5].â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;What Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really interested in, however, is how are you going to help me when other doctors couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;By being out-of-network, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m able to spend more time with you to do a comprehensive history and physical exam. That guides me into ordering tests that other doctors didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think of, such as looking for Thyroid Antibodies or Reverse T3 [6].â&#x20AC;? I also know how to prescribe vitamins, herbals, and bioidentical hormones.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;You mean like Armour Thyroid?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Exactly. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. Ever since 1955, when Synthroid was given special patent protection, thyroid treatment in America has morphed into a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;onetest, one-pillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; paradigm. Armour Thyroid has both T4 and T3 thyroid hormones, as opposed to Synthroid that has only T4. The New England Journal of Medicine has shown that adding T3 significantly alleviates mood symptoms of sadness, confusion, anxiety, irritability, tension, anger, and fatigue [7].â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m deďŹ nitely interested in your treatment approach, but how do

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REFERENCES: [1] Henderson DC. Weight gain with atypical antipsychotics: evidence and insights. J Clin Psychiatry. 2007;68 Suppl 12:18-26. [2] Lichiardopol R. Atypical antipsychotics and diabetes mellitus. Rom J Intern Med. 2004;42(2):301-12. [3] Woliner KN. Understanding Thyroid Lab Tests. www.thyroid-info.com/articles/ woliner.htm [4] Doi SA, et al. TRH stimulation when basal TSH is within the normal range: is there â&#x20AC;&#x153;sub-biochemicalâ&#x20AC;? hypothyroidism? Clin Med Res. 2007 Oct;5(3):145-8. [5] Gaby AR. Sublaboratory hypothyroidism and the empirical use of Armour thyroid. Altern Med Rev. 2004 Jun;9(2):157-79. [6] Rosenthal MJ, Hunt WC, Garry PJ, Goodwin JS. Thyroid failure in the elderly. Microsomal antibodies as discriminant for therapy. JAMA. 1987 Jul 10;258(2):209-13. [7] Bunevicius R, Kazanavicius G, Zalinkevicius R, Prange AJ Jr. Effects of thyroxine as compared with thyroxine plus triiodothyronine in patients with hypothyroidism. N Engl J Med. 1999 Feb 11;340(6):424- 9. [8] Shomon M. Dr. Ken Woliner Shares His Approach to Optimal Hypothyroidism Diagnosis and Treatment. http://thyroid.about. com/b/2010/12/29/woliner-hypothyroid.htm [9] Franklyn JA, et al. Long-term thyroxine treatment and bone mineral density. Lancet. 1992 Jul 4;340(8810):9-13.

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University School of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has long been known as one of the finest private schools in South Florida, if not the nation. Founded in 1971, University School puts the “college” in college preparatory school. A private, independent, pre-K through 12th grade school located on the campus of NSU, University School is one of a few schools of its kind in the U.S. “This puts University School in a class all its own, with its students – diverse, determined and fully engaged in their education – uniquely poised to excel,” headmaster, Dr. Jerome Chermak explained. One of the most unique facets of a University School experience is their school’s relationship with Nova Southeastern University. Students have access to the NSU library, the largest in the state of Florida, to

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“University School’s unique relationship with NSU flows both ways,” headmaster Chermak said. “NSU undergraduate and graduate students intern at the school, while many University School teachers – 75 percent of whom have advanced degrees – concurrently teach at the graduate level at NSU.” conduct individual research projects with NSU faculty mentors; engage in mock trials with law school students and professors; and much more “University School’s unique relationship with NSU flows both

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ways,” headmaster Chermak said. “NSU undergraduate and graduate students intern at the school, while many University School teachers – 75 percent of whom have advanced degrees – concurrently teach at the graduate level at NSU.” Preparing students for the 21st century is a core component for both teachers and students. Students are motivated to excel and teachers in Pre-K through 12th grade “… prepare students to lead in the 21st century.” For more information about University School please call 954262-4506 or visit them online at www. uschool.nova.edu. You can also join them at one of their upcoming open houses on November 7 (PreK – Grade 5) or November 8 (Grades 6-12) at 9:00 a.m. at the Epstein Center for the Arts. Please call to RSVP as space is limited.


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happenings student spotlight

Sagemont Basketball Team Plays in Unforgettable Venue Over the years, The Sagemont boys Varsity basketball team has enjoyed playing games in Washington, D.C., Georgia, Arizona, California, Missouri and North Carolina. Now they can add Israel to the list. On September 26th, the team set out on a journey and an experience that cannot be taught in the classroom. The team spent nine days travelling throughout Israel and participating

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in basketball games as part of the Maccabi Haifa Educational nal Exchange Program. The goal of the trip was to expose the students tto th the cultural and historical relevance of Israel. The trip was the brainchild of Dr. Richard Goldman, co-founder of The Sagemont School. “Having lived in Israel I was aware that youth sports are run by community groups and not by the high schools. I contacted Maccabi Haifa Youth Sports Organization and we discussed the idea of having Sagemont students develop cross cultural experiences with Israeli students. Sports have a history of bringing together diverse cultures.” S a g e m o n t ’ s basketball team is made up of ten Christians, two Muslims and two Jews. Throughout their travels, the students were able to learn about the three different religions. The students travelled in Haifa, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv visiting places such as Yad Vashem-Holocaust Museum, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, the Western Wall and Baha’i Gardens. They visited an Ahmadi Mosque as well as the Stella Maris Church. They also climbed Masada, a huge desert fortress that overlooks the Dead Sea. When they needed to cool off after that long hike, they took a dip in the Dead Sea. In between sightseeing

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and learning b t the th Israeli I li culture, lt about they had basketball practice and played in three games. Coach Adam Ross said, “This was more than a basketball trip. It was much bigger than that. Not in my wildest dreams did I think that something like this was possible. Our kids came away from this experience with something positive that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.” The student travelers were required to take pictures and keep a journal to chronicle what they learned. They shared these journals with their classmates upon their return. Junior Joe Kirby said, “After only being in Israel for one day, you could feel how much history was there and how proud the people there were of their country.” Sophomore AJ Jurko said, “Israel was even more beautiful than the pictures we saw before the trip. Every day I was so excited to experience the culture and history. We were so fortunate to go on this trip.” Each student came away from this trip with a better understanding of Israel, its culture and its significance to the rest of the world. Dr. Brent Goldman, President of The Sagemont School said, “This trip was a once in a lifetime opportunity for our students. We are extremely grateful to Haifa Maccabi and the Jewish Federation of Broward County for making this trip possible.” Next year Israel Maccabi students will visit Florida and Sagemont for a similar cultural exchange experience. LP


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Cheer Buddies BY KEVIN LANE

High school senior Alexia Alter has been a Cypress Bay Cheerleader since her Freshman year. She loves being part of the team and getting fans charged up! One day, the thought occurred to her that there were some special needs students at her school who might like to be cheerleaders. One thing led to another and she conceptualized the idea of

creating a cheer program that she called Cypress Bay Cheer Buddies. Even though there were a few hurdles to overcome, with enthusiasm and determination, she transformed her idea into reality and last spring there were six Cheer Buddies! With help from cheerleading coach Erica

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“I want them to know that they fit in with everyone else, and that they are no different.” the experience has meant to their daughters and are looking forward to continuing with the program and seeing it grow. “I have always enjoyed working with others. It is a specialty of mine to make people feel important. My goal in creating the Cheer Buddies was to make kids that have the “special needs label” feel a part of something amazing,” Alexia explained. “I want them to know that they fit in with everyone else, and that they are no different.” “Alexia should be applauded for her patience, acceptance, and vision,” said Lonny Shapiro, head of Exceptional Student Education at Cypress Bay. “There is nothing better in the world then seeing a genuine smile on the face of a child. She has provided that to our students.” LP


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Weather Unleashed Event More than 100 guests escaped hurricane season at Lifestyle Publicationsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Weather Unleashed Party at Dos Caminos on September 20th. The event celebrated the Weather Exposed September covers which featured South Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most well known Meteorologists and gave guest the opportunity to mingle with our cover models.

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Lifestyle Publication and Malpica Marketing along with sponsors Ken Golan and Ad Valorem, held a networking event at Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;angolo Furniture & Art located in the Waterway Shoppes of Weston. This was an informative evening for homeowners and real estate industry professionals who enjoyed live music, wine and catering provided by Offerdahls in Weston.

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Annual Spirit of Life Luncheon The Jewish Adoption & Foster Care Options hosted their 10th Annual Spirit of Life Luncheon on October 10th at Weston Hills Country Club. As part of the festivities, both Melissa Morris and Elsa Zoberg were honored for their charitable work on behalf of JAFCO. Elsa Zoberg, De ebb bbi bie S Star tar a k, ar k Mar Mara a Gobe ber & Lo Lorel r ei re rel e Enn E is s

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Girls Night Out B’nai Aviv Sisterhood held its Girls Night Out Kickoff Event on October 4, 2012. Weston’s own blogger/ author Jen Ross, author of ‘Don’t Wear Sweatpants or Your Husband Will Leave You’ was the speaker. The girls enjoyed a night of fun, wine and laughs and collected sweats and other other clothes for a women’s shelter. M lissa Princinsky Mel s & Russel Seth sky t Pa alme al m mer

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On September 19th Memorial Foundation and Joe DiMaggio Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital Foundation hosted a Dinner with Philanthropists event to thank supporters for their commitment to their organizations. Guests enjoyed a seven-course dinner and wine event prepared by Signature Grand Executive Chef David DeLeon and Sous Chef Jessica Simon, the Wasie Villa located at Las Olas Grand.

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First Southern Banksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 25th Anniversary First Southern Bank celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a cocktail reception and ribbon cutting on September 19th at their Boca Raton Branch. Over 150 local business leaders, Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and City OfďŹ cials joined Lynne Wines, President and CEO for the celebration.

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In his best seller Blink, Malcolm Gladwell writes about the decisions we make quickly Gladwell argues that millions of years of evolution have given us the skills we need to make instant choices, often without all the facts. One of his examples is a story about a museum that spent an enormous amount of money on a well-tested and professionally authenticated ancient statue only to have an expert question the providence of the piece after one quick glance. Being a designer, I found that discussion extremely interesting because I often wonder the same thing. Is surface design — and the decisions made because of it — a shallow criteria or is it a true harbinger of much deeper meaning? Nature seems to side with the second argument. The black/red/yellow pattern of a coral snake, for example, broadcasts the viper’s poisonous abilities, hence the nursery rhyme, “red on yellow, kill a fellow, red on black, friend of Jack.” Thorns, fangs, and claws all look dangerous and remind us to stay away. And evolution has graced some less dangerous creatures, such as the small emperor moth, with features designed to make them look much more formidable than they actually are — in the moth’s case, spots across delicate wings that resemble the eyes of the fiercest owl. Politics, too, thrives on decisions made based on surface image. The 1960 presidential debate between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy is an oft-quoted example. While most analysts say that radio listeners thought Nixon won the debate, Kennedy was declared the winner based on TV viewers. JFK’s youthful, vigorous, and handsome visage trumped the old school Nixon who was described as tired, puffy, and unshaven. Regardless of their political affiliation, every president since Reagan has been tall and good-looking, including the two candidates for the current presidential race. And almost a century ago, the man widely declared to be one of the worst presidents in history, Warren Harding, was said to have won the race because he “looked presidential.” Packaging has always been one of the key assets of marketing too, and until recently the belief was that 80% of purchase decisions were made in-store when the consumer actually saw the product. Today, when more and more purchase decisions are made online, sites that are visually oriented and aesthetically pleasing outscore and outsell sites that are not. Computerization has also made surface appeal more important. Because of modern design and manufacturing

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techniques, virtually all products function the way they should. Remember the days when TVs used to break? Picture tubes would blow, the gears inside dials (remember dials?) would strip, remote controls would fail. But thanks to computer design and digital signals, today’s TVs work like they’re supposed to and consumers don’t feel the need to replace them very often. To stimulate sales, manufacturers have to create new features - flat screens and 3D TV - just to get their customers back into the stores. Cars from Korea’s Kia used to be considered cheap and tinny transportation. But just as with televisions, computer-aided design and manufacturing changed the abilities and durability of the cars, bringing them into line with other, much more expensive automobiles. Kia telegraphed these changes with cutting-edge design and today their beautiful cars are rocketing up the sales charts. But the question remains, are visuals reliable indicators of quality or just shallow eyewash? Would Ron Paul have been a more successful candidate if he looked more like Mitt Romney than a ventriloquist’s dummy? Would Romney and Barack Obama have been as successful as they’ve been without their movie star looks? Would Apple have become the most valuable technology company on the planet without its steadfast commitment to design? Miami, Milan, and Madrid have all built their businesses based on aesthetics. Audi, Kia, and Infiniti, too. So have Apple, Bose, and Bang & Olufsen. But does that mean their product offerings are better than the rest? That’s a question deserving of a formidable debate. What I know is that besides being an enjoyable end in and of itself, good design is a valuable business asset. Companies that invest in aesthetics see the difference on their balance sheets. And time-starved consumers make purchase choices based on the snap decisions that have been honed by millions of years of evolutionary development. Bruce is a branding expert who makes his clients’ brand experiences more valuable. He’s worked with great organizations including Discovery Channel, Baptist Health, MetCare, and Miami. He’s spoken at MIT, Harvard, and hundreds of conferences. He’s been on NPR and CNN and featured in The New York Times and Fast Company Magazine. He has published three books on advertising including Building Brand Value. You can reach Bruce at bturkel@turkel.info LP


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