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contents NOVEMBER 2013

DEPARTMENTS 12 14 18 48 50

City Buzz Broward Buzz Top 5 List: Museum Gift Shops Best Bets Cultural Calendar

SECRET BROWARD 56 Urban Kayaking Taming wild waters in the heart of Broward County

FASHION 62 In Store Style

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This season’s trends with Lilac & Lilies

REAL ESTATE 66 Home Rise Good news as single-family home sales climb

COMMUNITY 70 Urban Farming Chad Scott puts a piece of Eden in the neighborhood

FEATURES 75 Holiday Shopping Guide Creative twists on classic gift ideas

82 The Art of Museum Making Mindy Shrago’s dream made reality

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DINING 90 Butcher Block Grill Go deliciously native from seafood to meat

TRAVEL 96 Gulf Coast Treasure Diving into a day spa at the Sandpearl in Clearwater

LIFESTYLE ADVICE 105 Our experts give their opinion on business, health, family and more

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75 On the COver This month’s cover look is modeled by Kavita Channe, Fox Sports reporter and local TV/Radio personality. Black Illusion Flared Hem Gown by Caché. Accessories by Weston Jewelers: Rose Gold Bulgari Serpenti Watch, White Gold Drop Earrings with Yellow Pear Shape Diamonds, and Yellow Gold Pendant with Pear Shape Yellow Diamond (Prices available upon request). Photo By: DowntownPhoto/Fort Lauderdale

HAPPENINGS 118 Grid-Iron Grilloff 120 Give Thanks Gala (SKD) 122 Valor Awards 124 Fairy Tale Ball 126 CF Jeb Bush BeachBash SCENE ON SITE 152 Uncorked! Launch 154 March of Dimes Magic Under the Stars Gala 156 Gatsby - Profiles in Leadership 158 Up the River Cruise 160 VW/SkyJoy 162 CEO Connect 164 JAFCO Spirit of Life Luncheon 166 Rock United Battle of the Bands 168 Ann Stork 20th Annual Celebrity Chefs 170 Glam-a-thon


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NOVEMBER 2013

Lifestyle

PUBLISHER Jim Norton

ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Beth Tache EDITOR-IN-CHIEF JP Faber ASSOCIATE EDITOR Ivette Figueroa ASSOCIATE EDITOR Richard Shellene

CREATIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR Melanie Smit ART DIRECTOR Alexander Hernandez ART DIRECTOR Frank Papandrea GRAPHIC DESIGNER Alisha Riddle

THANKSGIVING Being grateful is said to be the key for an abundant life. This month we celebrate a tradition dating back to the early settlers of our country. It is a time when all immigrants and natives alike can show appreciation for the chance to live in a country founded on principles of opportunity and freedom. Sure, it’s a great time to get together with family and friends or to watch football while getting ready for the holidays. This year, Chanukah begins the night before Thanksgiving and it appears the holiday season is well under way. Speaking of holidays, our feature story this month has some great gift giving ideas. Kavita Channe is our extraordinary cover girl, showing off some fabulous jewels and clothes for the naughty and nice. Kavita is also a fan favorite on the sidelines as well. Check her out on facebook or follow her on twitter. Another holiday I encourage everyone to remember is Veterans Day on the 19th. If there is one group deserving of our gratitude, it is those who serve, served or paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Too many times we take for granted our ability to celebrate every occasion without concern for our security. So, find some way to show your appreciation and respect for the men and women who served our nation. A friend recently started a website to honor vets one last time. Here is the site, should you be inclined to support the cause. www.honorflightsouthfl.org. Lastly, it will be fifty years since the John F. Kennedy assassination on the 22nd. JFK was a President whose ideals transcended time, regardless of party affiliation, and his inspiration took us beyond our imagination as a nation. It is my hope those in Washington will rekindle his spirit and work together to keep our country great and drive us to limitless opportunities.

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Early Detection and Innovative Technology Improve Lung Cancer Outcomes Lung cancer results when abnormal cell growth invades and destroys normal lung tissue. An accumulation of abnormal cells is called a tumor. As a tumor grows, it FDQLPSDLUOXQJIXQFWLRQUHVXOWLQJLQEUHDWKLQJGLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOW\ and decreased oxygen in the blood. The cancer can also spread to other organs and eventually cause death. Lung cancer is the second most common form of cancer in the United States and the leading cause of cancer deaths. The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 8% of the more than 215,000 new cases this year will be diagnosed in Florida. Q: What are the symptoms of lung cancer? A: Symptoms of lung cancer vary, but may include persistent cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, chest pain, and coughing up blood. Most lung cancers cause no symptoms until they are fairly large or advanced. Many patients will have lung nodules, or spots on the lung. Most are not cancer but in certain circumstances a biopsy should be done to determine what they are. Q: How is lung cancer diagnosed? A: At Cleveland Clinic Florida, a highly specialized team of physicians collaborates to provide patients with coordinated diagnosis and treatment plans. The Interventional Pulmonology Program is one of the top interventional programs in the state of Florida, through which our multidisciplinary team offers a full spectrum of minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic services. One newer minimally invasive option for early diagnoses of lung cancer is called Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopyâ&#x201E;˘ (ENB), which allows physicians to more accurately identify a lesion deep in the lung, without surgery At Cleveland Clinic Florida, a highly specialized team of physicians collaborates to provide patients with coordinated diagnosis and treatment plans. The Interventional Pulmonology Program is one of the top interventional programs in the state of Florida, through which our multidisciplinary team offers a full spectrum of minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic services. One newer minimally invasive option for early diagnoses of lung cancer is called Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopyâ&#x201E;˘ (ENB), which allows physicians to more accurately identify a lesion deep in the lung, without surgery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The ENB procedure uses GPS-like technology to locate, biopsy and prepare to treat a lesion in the lung. We are able to offer patients a minimally-invasive option to locate, enable biopsy and plan treatment for a lesion

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This procedure is typically an outpatient procedure and minimizes the need for more invasive surgical procedures to access lung lesions in the distant regions of the lung. These invasive procedures may require an inpatient hospital stay or cause complications. This new technology also provides the ability to detect lung disease and lung cancer earlier, even before symptoms are evident, enhancing treatment options for patients. Q: What treatment options are available? A: Surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy are used to treat lung cancer. Surgery involves removal of cancerous tissue, whereas radiation therapy involves destruction of cancer cells. In chemotherapy, a patient takes oral or intravenous drugs that target rapidly dividing or multiplying cancer cells throughout the body. Treating lung cancer can involve one or all of these interventions. If the cancer can be completely removed, surgery provides the best chance for cure. There a number of minimally invasive procedures available to remove the tumor through very small incisions. Cleveland Clinic Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accredited Cancer Institute is uniquely designed to offer comprehensive and compassionate cancer care, which often involves the cooperation of a variety of specialists, including oncologists, hematologists, radiologists, pulmonologists, surgeons, as well as other specialists.

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Asteroid Ancestry Fort Lauderdale astronomer cracks a 200-year-old puzzle It may not be the most life-altering discovery, but Fort Lauderdale astronomer Clifford Cunningham has uncovered the true creator of the word ‘asteroid.’ Cunningham’s research revealed that William Herschel, the famed court astronomer for King George III, did not coin the term as our science textbooks claim. Rather it was the son of a poet friend of Herschel’s—Greek scholar Charles Burney Jr.—who invented the word. Asteroid actually means “star-like” in Greek. Cunningham, a world authority on asteroids, uncovered two letters at Yale University that indisputably proved that Burney Jr. came up with the term. Cunningham’s findings will affect future science textbooks and is already being reviewed by the editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. “We have a big revision of our asteroid article in the works,” says Erik Gregersen, senior editor for astronomy and space exploration at the Encyclopedia. “To be accurate, the etymology of the word might have to credit this other fellow.”

School for Thought HCA and NSU announce a new kind of health center In what he called “a transformational day in our university’s history,” Nova Southeastern University president George Hanbury recently announced the anchor tenant for the school’s new Academical Village: A “Jeffersonian concept” of scholars and students living and working closely together to combine theory and practice. The anchor tenant for this educational Utopia will be a 100-bed HCA teaching hospital, which will operate in conjunction with Nova’s medical school. It will be the foundation for NSU’s Academical Village, which will ultimately include more than 3 million square feet of space. The teaching hospital will tie in “the research and academic component into our scope of care to patients,” says Michael Joseph, President and CEO of HCA East Florida, which operates 14 Nova Southeastern South Florida hospitals. University President George Hanbury

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A Hero’s Home Standard Pacific Homes and Helping-a-Hero reward an Army veteran When Army Staff Sgt. Brian Mast decided to settle in Broward County after returning home, he did so because of happy memories from childhood vacations in Fort Lauderdale. He also did not want to deal with the icy surfaces up north, having lost both legs in Afghanistan. Coming to the rescue was national non-profit Helping-A-Hero and Standard Pacific Homes, which broke ground last month on a $450,000 home in their Watercrest community in Parkland. For a $50,000 mortgage, Sgt. Mast will be given the home, customized for his special needs. Helping-a-Hero donated $100,000, a ‘specially adapted’ federal housing grant covered $67,000, and Standard Pacific Homes donated the land. The rest comes from in-kind donations by Standard’s suppliers and vendors. “When we started talking to the vendors about this, they were all excited to help,” says Dan Grosswald, president of the South Florida division of Standard Pacific. “I met [Sgt. Mast and his wife] and they were very thankful. But we should be thanking them, not the other way around. This has been very rewarding for everyone participating.” Helping a Hero (HelpingaHero.org) has funded 90 homes in 21 states for veterans so far, says National Chairman Meredith Iler. Two more homes in Florida will be awarded this month at the organization’s national gala in Houston Nov. 12.


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Keeping PACE with the Eco Times County adopts a new energy-saving program

Fewer Puppies? New permit puts breeders on a short leash Broward is raining cats and dogs these days, spawning not only too many abandoned pets, but numerous adoption agencies as well. To stem the tide, the county commission has passed a new law requiring anyone who wants to breed to purchase a permit from the county. Among other restrictions, breeding rights will be denied to those known to have abused animals. There is some debate over the new regulations in the local breeding community. The law, meant to restrict irresponsible reproduction, may end up just penalizing those who breed conscientiously. Those intended to be punished—operators of socalled puppy mills—will probably skirt the new law. Nor does it necessarily protect our four-legged chums from irresponsible pet owners who still abandon animals when it suits them. Still, one paw at a time.

Shorter Voting Lines? Broward to spend $8 million on voting gear Anyone who had to endure the excruciating lines during the last presidential election knows why Broward was ridiculed nationwide. In some cases, voters had to wait four, five and even six hours to cast their ballots. Not a good way to run a democracy. The good news is that county elections supervisor Brenda Snipes recently disclosed a plan to spend $8 million on new voting equipment. The original proposal called for $16.8 million, but the county balked at the price, having already spent millions on touch-screen voting machines—only to have to return to paper ballots amid controversy over the accuracy of the machines. This time, Snipes negotiated with the county and cut her request in half, with plans to use part of the money on 600 new DS-200 ballot scanners, 2,000 new voting booths and 38 ballot printers to be used in the early voting sites. Voters will see a difference, says Snipes. Last year, many filed into packed polling places only to find a single ballot scanner servicing the entire crowd.

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The problem with installing energy efficient devices is that they take so long to pay for themselves. A new national program has been crafted to solve that problem for homeowners. Broward County has now approved the so-called PACE program (Property Assessed Clean Energy). This allows property owners to install energy efficient improvements such as insulation, solar panels and high-efficiency air conditioners, and incorporate the cost into their yearly property taxes. The program relies on private companies to provide the financing—i.e. your mortgage holder—while the county is responsible for collecting and repaying the money. The only glitch is that it may make it harder to sell your house, since the new owners will have to continue paying for your new appliances with their ongoing property taxes. Mortgage holders aren’t thrilled, either. As an alternative funding source, the county will work with Energy Fund Florida and EcoCity Partners.


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TOP Five MUSEUM GIFT SHOPS 01. Heart of the Orient The Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens is a haven of Asian culture that embraces the fundamentals of balance and tranquility—and their museum store is a wonderful compliment. All products are imported from Japan, from Woodstock chimes ($40) and delicate dinnerware ($38$70) to Zen Garden bath sets ($24) or a traditional Jewelry Box ($30) made from kimono silk.

Museums aren’t just about learning and culture. They can also be a one-stop shop for holiday goodies. No ticket is needed to get to the gift shop and even the smallest museums have hidden gems. Check out our favorites for that special something for your special someone.

Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens 4000 Morikami Park Rd., Delray Beach, 561.495.0233

Young At Art Children’s Museum 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie, 954.424.0085

03. Art of Enlightenment In the quest for unique gifts, The Boca Museum of Art Museum Store easily holds its own with artisan jewelry, office curios and an assortment of art inspired knickknacks like Starry Night umbrellas. A whole section is dedicated to Frank Lloyd Wright collectables, from playing cards ($14) to metal paperweights ($12-$40). The pièce de résistance is the Coeur de Lion jewelry line ($48-$365) from Germany. Boca Museum of Art 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561.392.2500

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The downtown Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art gift shop is a patchwork collection of toys and trinkets from Autoblox cars, animal figurines and robots to handcrafted olive oil soaps, Peruvian musical instruments and a horde of books on architecture, animals, history and art. The Jump from Paper purses ($89$120) is a holiday gift standout, as are the handmade table runners and tapestries ($140-$285). Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art One E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.525.5500

05. Flights of Fancy

02. Down the Rabbit Hole The Young at Art Museum is a place where imagination takes shape through color, music and hands-on creation. Take a piece of the spirit of their exhibits home with you from their amazing gift shop. Opt for their unique Sumi-e Ink Painting Kits ($28), their Alice in Wonderland inspired tea set ($30) or their selection of original bracelets ($25-$275) made by local artists.

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There is a kind of magic at Butterfly World, the timeless transformation from chrysalis to floating butterfly that captures the heart of every child. Create your own secret garden with flowers that attract butterflies ($15$20), colorful garlands ($17) or take home your own pupa to watch the magic unfold ($6). Other spellbinders include crystal butterfly jewelry ($20-50) and gorgeous glass-cased butterfly displays ($79-$1,500). Butterfly World 3600 W. Sample Rd., Coconut Creek, 954.977.4400


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TIMEWALKER VOYAGER UTC SPECIAL EDITION

Wherever the journey takes you, the second time zone synchronized with Universal Time Coordinated (UTC) lets you keep track of all your global interests. Automatic movement. Second time zone with 24-hour display and day/night indication. 42 mm stainless-steel case with satin-finished bezel. Crafted in the Montblanc Manufacture in Le Locle, Switzerland.


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CONTEMPORARY SWISS PERFECTION Heir to a long-standing watchmaking tradition, the Baume family founded the “Baume Frères” company in the Swiss Jura in 1830, which immediately won over a public providing the right balance of state-of-the-art innovations and distinctive timepieces. Since its creation, the brand has seen continuous development and success. Being the seventh oldest brand, it is recognized as one of the founding pillars of the Swiss watchmaking industry with its own manufacture based in Les Brenets in the Swiss Jura.

THE EPITOME OF URBAN CHIC All of which goes to prove that the enduring Baume & Mercier new Clifton Collection sets an understated elegant

brand motto is more vibrantly alive than ever:

tone for contemporary men seeking an intensely masculine, yet

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contemporary timepiece. Its 1950s inspired classic double-beveled steel or 18K red gold case combines urban charm with the technical

an extra touch of sophisticated class; while the stellar model in this

only manufacture watches of the highest quality. ’’

new collection, named Clifton 1830 in symbolic reference to the brand’s

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accomplishment of high-end mechanical self-winding movements. The Triple Calendar and Moon Phase variation is intented for men seeking

founding date, is a handsome and authentic manually wound re-edition of the original historical model.

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NOVEMBER 2 Michael Bublé Award-winning Canadian vocalist, songwriter and actor, Michael Bublé returns to the BB&T Center for an exclusive visit. Following the To Be Loved album release earlier this year, the superstar brings his warmth and smooth vocals with hits like “It’s A Beautiful Day” to South Florida. Bublé always brings lots of personality and light-hearted humor to the stage. A full stadium often feels more intimate with the amazing performances he gives. If you have not heard this amazing singer, give “I Haven’t Met You Yet” both a listen and a watch. He is sure to set the stage (and a few hearts) on fire. When: Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. Where: BB&T Center Tickets: $60 - $115 Info: 954-835-7000 or thebbtcenter.com

DECEMBER 22 The Book of Mormon From creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it’s “The Book of Mormon,” winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical! This religious satire musical lampoons organized religion and traditional musicals with a funny and irreverent view. “The Book of Mormon” is the story of two young Mormon missionaries who are sent to a remote village and encounter a ruthless warlord. Watch the tale unfold as the companions try to relate to the locals through scripture amidst violence, poverty and famine. When: Nov. 26 – Dec. 22 at Various Times Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $70 - $155 Info: 954-357-7444 or browardcenter.org

NOVEMBER 7 – JANUARY 6 Aladdin and Other Enchanting Tales A giant genie, princesses and wizards abound in the marvelous tales of Scheherazade, the storyteller heroine of this beautiful production. Set to the evocative music of Rimsky-Korsakov, this play promises to enchant and enamor you with stunning costumes, masks, puppets, illusion and pantomime. See an evil sorceress transformed into a dragon, a handsome prince morphed into a monkey, and much more. “Sinbad,” “Ali Baba” and other stories are some of the 9th – 13th century Persian literature to be performed. The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is proud to have this show as part of the School Day matinees (suggested for grades 1 – 4). When: Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. & 11:45 a.m. Where: Coral Springs Center for the Arts Tickets: $6 per student, Free adult for every 10 children Info: 954-344-5990 or coralspringscenterforthearts.com

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Sophisticated Ladies What: A play that showcases the musical legacy of The Duke. When: Nov. 1 – 24 at Various Times Where: Broward Stage Door Theatre Tickets: $38

2 » The Magic of Bill Blagg What: Grand-scale magic

and illusion show. When: Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $25.50 - $35.50

» Wil Shriner

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What: Aventura Comedy

Series’ stand up comedian Wil Shriner. When: Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. Where: Aventura Arts & Cultural Center Tickets: $32.50 - $37.50

» Mourning Becomes Electra What: The Florida Grand Opera presents a post Civil War opera by Eugene O’Neill. When: Nov. 7 & 9 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $21 - $200

» Next to Normal

What: Dinner theater with all new satirical songs, skits and pop culture references. When: Nov. 14 - March 22 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $63 - $69, New Year’s Eve $125

» A Night at the Ballet What: Florida Grand

Ballet Theater’s one night only gala. When: Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. Where: Aventura Arts & Cultural Center Tickets: $20 - $30

» Tango Fire What: This show traces the dance’s roots from the barrios of Buenos Aires through contemporary dance. When: Nov. 15 at 8:30 p.m. Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $35 - $75

» The Last Night of Ballyhoo

What: Slow Burn

What: A musical about

Theatre Company performs Pulitzer-prize winning rock musical. When: Nov. 7 - 10 at Various Times Where: Aventura Arts & Cultural Center Tickets: $34.50 - $39.50

the biggest social event of the season in Christmas of 1939— Ballyhoo. When: Nov. 15 – Dec. 31 at Various Times Where: Broward Stage Door Theatre Tickets: $38

» Aventura Foreign Film Series: The Names of Love What: French film about

a young extroverted liberal who lives by the hippie slogan: Make love, not war. When: Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.

» Craig Ferguson What: Stand up comedian Craig Ferguson’s Hot and Grumpy Tour. When: Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. Where: Hard Rock Live Tickets: $34 - $54

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Aventura Arts & Culture Center 3385 NE 188th St, Aventura 305-466-8002 or aventuracenter.org BB&T 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise 954-835-7000 or thebbtcenter.com Broward Center for the Performing Arts 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale 954-357-7444 or browardcenter.org Broward Stage Door Theatre 8036 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs 954-344-7765 or stagedoortheatre.com Coral Springs Center for the Arts 2855 Coral Springs Dr. Coral Springs 954-344-5990 or coralspringscenterforthearts. com Flamingo Gardens 3750 S Flamingo Rd., Davie 954-473-2955 or flamingogardens.org Hard Rock Live 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood 954-797-5531 or hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com

» Stars & Guitars What: Kiss Country presents Sheryl Crow, Darius Rucker, Love & Theft, and Craig Campbell. When: Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. Where: Hard Rock Live Tickets: $24

» Gladys Knight What: The Empress of Soul Gladys Knight. When: Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. Where: Hard Rock Live Tickets: $54 - $74

» Who Killed the Boss? What: Hilarious holiday office party murder mystery dinner theater


4 show. When: Nov. 22 – Dec. 22

at 7 p.m., Sundays at 5 p.m. Where: Coral Springs Center for the Arts Tickets: $59 (plus 2 drink minimum)

» Golden Dragon Acrobats What: Premiere Chinese

acrobatic touring company. When: Nov. 24 & 25 at Various Times Where: Aventura Arts & Cultural Center Tickets: $34.50 - $39.50

Music » The Hit Men What: Celebrate Aventura’s Founders Day Weekend with The Hit Men - former Stars of Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons. When: Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. Where: Aventura Arts & Cultural Center Tickets: $45

» Paramore What: Paramore with special guests Metric and Hellogoodbye. When: Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. Where: BB&T Tickets: $30 - $45

» Josh Groban What: Josh Groban’s “In

the Round” tour. When: Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Where: BB&T Tickets: $50 -$100

» Sammy Hagar & The

What: Symphony of the

What: Smart Stage

Americas performs the famed piano concerto. When: Nov. 12 at 8:15 p.m. Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $50 - $75

Matinee Series performs E. B. White’s heartwarming children’s tale. When: Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $7

» Frank Derrick Big Band What: Gold Coast Jazz

» The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Family Fun Series

Society’s tribute to Buddy Rich featuring the renowned Frank Derrick Big Band. When: Nov. 13 at 7:45 p.m. Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $40

What: Eric Carle’s popular books turned stage production. When: Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Where: Aventura Arts & Cultural Center Tickets: $15

» Jim Brickman

» SwampFest at

Wabos What: Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum presents Sammy Hagar & The Wabos. When: Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. Where: Hard Rock Live Tickets: $59 - $79

for the Performing Arts Tickets: $49

» Brian McKnight

» Trans-Siberian

What: Brian McKnight

What: Bestselling solo

Flamingo Gardens

pianist Jim Brickman.

What: Celebrate the Everglades with music, food, wildlife & ‘gators! When: Nov. 16 & 17 (all day) Where: Flamingo Gardens Tickets: TBA

When: Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. Where: Broward Center

Orchestra

with special guests Musiq Soulchild & Avant. When: Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Hard Rock Live Tickets: $44 - $74

What: Encore and final performance of The Lost Christmas Eve. When: Nov. 29 at 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Where: BB&T Tickets: $46.50 - $85

» Cyndi Lauper

Kids

What: Cyndi Lauper with special guest Hunter Valentine. When: Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. Where: Hard Rock Live Tickets: $44 - $64

» Kenny G. What: Grammy Award-

winning saxophonist Kenny G. When: Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Coral Springs Center for the Arts Tickets: $52 - $84

» Charlotte’s Web

» Sleeping Beauty What: Fort Lauderdale Children’s Ballet Theatre presents Sleeping Beauty. When: Nov. 23 & 24 at Various Times Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $25

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hen it comes to fashion in South Florida, it’s a bit of a jungle out there. Luckily, Michelle DiMarco and Kelli Krystynak navigate the emerging trends, bringing the best of the best into their unassuming Fort Lauderdale shop: Lilac and Lilies. Neither messes around when it comes to fashion. DiMarco is a FIT grad and celebrity stylist, while Krystynak has her degree in Fashion Merchandising from Kent State University. From Krystynak’s House of Harlow chunky gold accessories to DiMarco’s dazzling Parker shirt, it’s apparent why the pair’s keen eye for style has blossomed L&L into a hot local boutique. Before the duo hopped a flight to Vegas for market week (where the chicest stores go to find the coolest threads), they gave a few tips for staying cool while living in some of the hottest zip codes.

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Looking for designer fashion at every price point? Stop at Lilac and Lilies, 2541 East Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale

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Single-family home prices in South Florida continue to improve, even though interests are on the rise as well. And there’s more to come. By Darcie Lunsford

ome sales in South Florida—and across the state—are becoming the economic version of the Man of Steel. Not even interest rates moving faster than a speeding bullet seem able to put a chink in their armor. August marked the 20th consecutive month that the price of a single-family home was higher than it was the same month the previous year. The median price for a single-family home in South Florida jumped 21 percent year-over-year to hit $254,000, according to Florida Realtors data. Prices on condos and townhomes in August told a similar story of resilience and rebound, rising 35 percent to $139,000. But August also marked the seventh consecutive month that interest rates on the all-important 30-year fixed mortgage jogged up. In fact, as of August, interest rates had soared more than a percentage point since January, fueled largely by Ben Bernanke and other Fed officials hemming and hawing that the Fed could—and eventually will have to—stop its $85 billion a month bond-buying program. When the Fed does stop snapping up mortgage-backed and Treasury securities, bond values will fall and interest rates will rise some more. In today’s post-traumatic-recession environment just the mere mention that the Fed may taper these asset purchases is enough to send the Dow toppling and mortgage rates surging. In South Florida, meanwhile, the housing market continues to shine, far below the daunting macro-economic storm clouds. “It is still a very good time to buy,” says Doug Leever, mortgage sales manager of Miramar-based Tropical Financial Credit Union. “People who have their finances in order are ready to buy.” Demand for new mortgages at Tropical Financial has nearly doubled since last year, Leever says. And he doesn’t see that stopping even though he does expect, “rates to continue to trickle up.” Sustained demand despite more expensive borrowing costs? It makes sense when you put today’s market in context. Rates and home values are still well below where they were at the market peak in 2006. In 2006, for instance, the average mortgage rate was 6.4 percent and the median price of single-family home in South Florida was hovering around $400,000. Today, rates and home prices remain about a third lower. “I think some buyers are feeling like they missed the boat,” says Joanne McKeage, an agent with Coldwell Banker in Fort Lauderdale. “But home prices are still under-valued and prices are going to go up. Interest rates are still historically low.” Q

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Vasti Amaro - One of Florida’s Emerging Leaders Vasti Amaro, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Keolis Transit America on the allure of tee times, transit and Alliance success. Successful leaders take a decidedly passionate view of their lives and world. Discover what moves Vasti Amaro. South Florida pleasures: “In three words: sports, golf, the beach. I’m a native of Las Olas Boulevard and spend a great deal of time shopping and dining there.” Why transit hooked me: “I was raised using the transit system. In college, I found my way around Tampa using transit and became an employee of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority. I took the job because I understood its value as a transit user.” My climb up the career ladder: “I came up the ranks through the industry association called Advancing Women In Transportation (WTS), which is all about transforming the transit system through the advancement of women. I graduated from their leadership program and became a national board member. It formed my future.” My couldn’t-miss opportunity: “I was hired by a 30-year-old Fort Lauderdale company called Limousines of South Florida because of my experience in the business. They needed help restructuring the company for possible acquisition. Keolis Transit, based in France, chose us to make its first foray into the U.S. market in 2011 and the rest is history.” The rewards of my Alliance membership: “I can honestly say that after speaking with the Alliance, I recognized it was the organization that would be the key to our success in having an impact on the transit system in Broward County. “ Keolis Transit America operates the bus service for Fort LauderdaleHollywood International Airport and the Sun Trolley, connecting tourists and locals throughout downtown and the beaches.

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Urban farming Neighbors meet nature in Ft. Lauderdale’s new community garden By Ivette Figueroa

The concept of urban agriculture has already sprouted in cities like New York, Los Angeles and even Miami Beach, where citizens can grow their own food in neighborhood plots. In Broward County, however, the idea has not taken root, perhaps because we haven’t had the kind of urban density that robs residents of green space. That has now changed, with the launching of a new urban garden on a small plot of church land in the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s Flagler Village. The brainchild of community organizer Chad Scott, The Flagler Community Garden now has a home on Northeast 3rd Avenue between 4th and 5th streets. The idea for the garden began in 2009, when a coalition of Flagler Village residents received permission from a local developer to cultivate a vacant lot. In early 2011, however, the land was foreclosed on and cleared. “I was inspired by that and was thinking how I could restart that garden,” says Chad, president of the nonprofit Flagler Garden Project. “I was an auditor for seven years, but I wanted to do something fun and new. So I went into real estate so that everything I did could also benefit the community,” says the Broward native who also lives in Flagler Village. Long before the Garden Project, Chad was a champion of civic duty, participating in neighborhood cleanups and city events. He used local connections to find a new home for the garden. “I connected with churches—one of which told me they had a vacant house with a plot of land.” That was the First Evangelical Lutheran

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Church of Fort Lauderdale and Pastor Paul Pfadenhauer. Chad gathered volunteers and sponsors, and hosted charity events such as The Night Owl Market in June—a craft fair co-sponsored by the Flagler Garden and FAT Village Artwalk. With additional funds donated by Whole Foods and other local businesses, the project broke ground in September. When finished, the garden will incorporate 79 4x4-foot raised garden plots, along with paths, compost bins, rain barrels and hanging garden areas. A refurbished building on the plot will offer events and workshops. “Even though we have a very small plot (65,000sq ft.), the space is maximized,” says Chad. “Some people don’t have backyards and this is another way to get outdoors and connect with your neighbors and nature.” Of the 79 plots, 10 will be earmarked for nearby schools and colleges for gardening and environmental classes. “We hope that our continued support of Flagler Garden will provide the residents of Fort Lauderdale with a space of their own to relax and know their neighbors, while also educating the children of the city on the beauty of seeing food grow and eating healthier,” says Whole Foods spokesperson Marcea Cazel. For more info visit http://flaglergarden.org/ or call 954.900.3691. Q


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Love her? She’ll get the message with this BIRKS MUSE Diamond Barrel Pendant ($3,495). The diamond and amethyst cap can be unscrewed to insert a personal note inside the barrel, which hangs from a rose gold double chain. Get the pendant online at Mayors.com or locally in stores.

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The BIRKS MUSE Diamond Stacked Ring ($2,795) emulates the look of four rings worn together and the mix of metals effortlessly slides onto her finger and into her existing bauble collection. Get your (or her) hands on one at Mayors in Boca Town Center.

‘Tis the season to rack your brain for holiday gifts. Whether the lady in your life has been naughty or nice, we’ve done the legwork for you and found perfect presents for every Prancer, Blizten and Vixen.

These 18kt white gold Luxury Classics Collection Diamond Flower Petal Earrings ($22,000) make a statement on their own, but can also be paired up with nearly anything for a dazzling effect. The brilliant pear diamond studs can be purchased at Levinson Jewelers: 888 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.

Wrapping the pink gold BUlgari Serpenti Bracelet ($38,500) around her wrist will have her seeing snakes . . . and dazzling demi pave diamonds. Spoil someone very special at Weston Jewelers: 1728 Main St., Weston or westonjewelers.com.

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Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but slip this Fall Collection Diamond and Blue Topaz Ring ($6,750) on her finger to reclaim the title. Available at Levinson Jewelers: 888 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.


Nothing says class like black and white. Indulge her sense of tradition with these elegant roberto demeglio black & white ceramic cuff bracelets ($4,970) with rose gold and brilliant diamond accents. Available at Daoud’s Fine Jewelry: 2473 E Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.

Keep her pampered and punctual with The Zenith - El Primero Chronomaster ($7,500) and she’ll be seeing the world through her rose gold colored timepiece. Shop for it at Daoud’s Fine Jewelry: 2473 E Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.

The sleek silhouette combined with LV’s classic monogram detailing of the Louis Vuitton W ($4,400) will have the diva on your list smitten with the “it” bag of the season. Splurge over at Louis Vuitton located in Boca Town Center.

The Pony Hair Leopard Flats ($70) from Yosi Samra are amazingly foldable and pair perfectly with a relaxing pedicure. Shop the collection at Lilacandlilies.com or in store at 2541 E Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale.

The bold pattern combined with this luxurious feel of the Autumn Cashmere POW Boyfriend Sweater ($360) bring casual and cool together like never before. Available at Nordstrom.com and in stores locally.


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Steer clear of those typically boring men’s gifts this year with a few twists on the classics that really up the gifting ante—and can finally bring truth to the phrase, “He doesn’t need anything.”

Time he got a new watch? The Bell & Ross Vintage BR ($3,200) is both masculine and stylish—plus, he’ll be excited to know that the timepiece is a favorite among pilots and bombdisposal experts. Get the watch at Weston Jewelers: 1728 Main St. in the Weston Town Center or online at westonjewelers.com.

If he is going to read one book this year, Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep ($18) is it. Hailed as the sequel to The Shining, he’ll even be able to provide a nightmarefree synopsis on what happened to Danny. Get it at your local Barnes & Noble.

Need to get away from it all and live like a rockstar? Travel with him to far away Australia and go on tour with Bruce Springsteen Down Under ($11,125). Immerse yourself in the city and outback vistas as you experience some of the best food and wine the nation has to offer, all while following The Boss’s 4 show Australian tour. Snag your tickets on www.SitinMySeats.com.

Big things do come in small packages. Wirelessly play music anywhere from a bluetooth enabled phone with the Mini Jambox ($180). Get the powerful lil’ speaker online at Jawbone.com or in store at Best Buy.

Like a man, a really good pair of cufflinks is hard to find, but these red gold with onyx inlay MontBlanc Cufflinks ($2,285) suit any man impeccably. Available at Weston Jewelers: 1728 Main St. in the Weston Town Center or westonjewelers.com.

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The Zack Dart Tie Clip ($42) keeps his look, and his tie, on n point. po oint.. or.com orr in Get one at Lordandtaylor.com store at 200 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Ratton.

The Pelican Surge Stand d Up Paddle Board ($970) and m Lavika Paddle ($60) providee him Sh hop p all around fun all year round. Shop Gullf for it at Bass Pro Shops, 200 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach.

From its durability to its waterresistance, ce, the Jack Spade Winged Nylon Duffle ($395) is the only wingman ingman he’ll he ll need this holiday season. n. Shop for it at online at JackSpade.com m or locally at Saks.

Socks are the new statement piece in menswear and these Netherfield Socks ($18) give a pop of color without overdoing it. Get ‘em online at Stance.com or locally at BC Surf and Sport, 1701 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale.

He might not be able to bend it like Beckham, but these David Beckham Bodywear Pajama Pan Pants ($35) will wi allow him to relax like a stud. Available at HM.com and in store at 11401 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines.


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Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t judge a book by its coverâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;judge it by its bookends. These Cora White Shell Bookends ($225) will please the styleconscious book lover on your list. Shop for the pair online at TurnerBay.com or in store at 2022 NE 18th St., Fort Lauderdale.

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Home is where the heart is, and gifting should follow suit. Check out a few ideas for giving that special someone something special for his or her pad.

Forget the coal, add two lumps of sugar and the Rabat Blue Infuser Mug ($20) to her stocking this year. Shop for it at Teavana.com or in store at 9469 W Atlantic Blvd., Coral Springs.

One bite of an Organic Milk Sea Salt & Almonds Chocolate Bar ($5) shows your gift recipient just how much you love her. Stock up online at LakeChamplainChocolates. com or locally at Whole Foods.

Everyday is a day at the beach in South Florida, so soak it up with the I am Happy White Beach Towel ($38). Get one at PeaceLoveWorld.com or in store at 1935 West Ave., Suite 103, Miami Beach.

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This Moroccanoil Candle ($52) is delicately fragranced with the oil’s trademark scent filling any space with a soothing ambiance. Buy it online at MoroccanOil.com or at the Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa, 6801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.

This Soma Water Filter ($49) is smart, beautiful, and sustainable—blowing all other water systems out of the, well, water. Only available online at DrinkSoma.com.

One tequila, two tequila . . . six tequila, score! Give the hostess with the mostess this fun Six Tequila Shot Set ($89). Available at Dandelion, 4675 N University Dr., Coral Springs.

Diptyque disciples, and those who just want their homes to smell amazing, will swoon over the Hourglass Diffuser ($145). Each turn subtly releases the scent into the air and into the heart of your recipient. Available at Nordstrom.com or in stores locally.

Inspire someone with this colorful Quotable Journal ($20)—pretty enough to sit on a coffee table but personal enough to tuck away in a bedside table. Get it at Papyrus. com or in store at 19575 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura.

This Navy Anchor Note Set ($24) gets a gold star for class and giftability. Buy a set online at SugarPaper. com or locally at Grand Central Stationary, 1227 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.

Kitchen gadgets are no longer off limits with this KitchenAid Metallic Series Copper Mixer ($600). It’s gorgeous enough to display countertop and useful enough for whipping up just about anything. Get it at Williams-Sonoma. com or in store at 2398 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.

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The Art of Museum Making Twenty-seven years ago, Mindy Shrago decided she wanted to create an art museum for the children of Broward County, especially those who lived in the west. It is now considered one of the top few—if not the best—of its kind in the nation. By JULIE KAY photo By downtownphoto/fort lauderdale

t’s a Sunday morning at the Young at Art Children’s Museum, and a string of parents bearing gifts starts streaming in the door for the bevy of birthday parties that will ensue all day. Mindy Shrago, the creator, founder and CEO of the museum, is there to greet them all with her ever-present smile. With seemingly boundless energy she flies from room to room, chatting up employees and student volunteers while giving visitors a tour of the 55,000-square foot museum she created from dust starting 27 years ago. After a magazine photo shoot, Shrago meets a potential well-heeled donor—the cousin of U.S. Sen. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz—to give his family a personal pottery lesson. Then she’s off to a lunch with the head of the Association of Children’s Museums, who’s in town for a tour of local institutions. It may be hard for visitors to believe a self-described young hippie artist and her mother dreamed up the vision for a unique museum that draws visitors from around the country—and then singlehandedly raised the $26 million of funding, donor by donor. But Shrago is nonchalant about that. She steers all conversations back to the museum, and her life’s passion: Art. “We never had a strategic plan,” shrugs Shrago, 60. “We just shot from the hip. We believe arts are involved in every aspect of your life.” Shrago was a successful Fort Lauderdale pottery artist when she and her mother, Esther Shrago, hatched the idea for a children’s museum dedicated to the arts. The Miami native had won best of show at the prestigious Las Olas Art Festival and was an acclaimed artist in the 1970s and 1980s. But she wanted to do more. She, along with her mother, wanted to instill her

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passion for art in children, and to spread the gospel of the and her mom created the concept of Young at Art at Mindy’s kitchen table,” recalls Parrish. “I think it just evolved from healing nature of art to disadvantaged youths. In the mid 1980s, mother and daughter traveled the there. Mindy is a free-spirited liberal soul and she’s always country visiting childrens’ museums, only to discover been interested in helping children from lower sociothere were none that focused solely on art. So in 1987 the economic backgrounds become exposed to the arts. I just think Mindy wanted two incorporated Young everyone to love art like at Art and two years later she did.” opened their first museum Parrish said it took a in a 3,500-square-foot while for corporate donors storefront donated by The to warm up to Shrago. Fountains shopping center Parrish encouraged her to in Plantation. start a “Women of Vision” For Shrago, a Hollywood fundraising auxiliary, resident, it was important asking 100 women to give to locate her museum in $1,000 a year, with Shrago suburban west Broward, matching the donation home to tens of thousands four-fold. The Women of of families but short on Vision auxiliary was formed culture. Married to then in 1995 and was highly Broward Circuit Judge Jay successful. Parrish would Spechler, Shrago had some also nudge corporations powerful friends in Broward like Wheelabrator and County, which helped. She Broward philanthropists had served as her husband’s like Maya Ezratti, Director campaign manager when he of Community Relations ran for state representative at GL Homes, to become in 1974, and found she had donors. a gift for fundraising. In 1998, with a grant “We had political ties,” from the Broward County she acknowledges. “We Cultural Division, Young were able to get a lot of at Art moved to its second in-kind donations. I love location—a 23,000-square fundraising... talking about foot storefront in west my passion.” Mindy Shargo is the creator, founder and CEO of the Davie. In keeping with the Says Spechler: “I’ve Young At Art Museum—voted the “Best Children’s Art Museum in the Nation” by Child Magazine. mission of encouraging kids always been involved in politics and she has as well. She’s known and met everyone to create art themselves, the museum featured lots of handsin the community and has been a part of Broward County on arts and crafts projects. In one area, kids could learn her whole life along with me. We’ve integrated art and about various countries like Japan by seeing a short film, sitting in a pagoda, and then creating their own morikami politics.” Shrago’s first fundraising success was cold-calling art. In another area, kids would become archaelogists and Plantation-based American Express. She secured a check dig for relics in the sands of Egypt with tiny shovels. They for $10,000. At the time, the arts were being slashed in would get their “passports” stamped in each country. The museum started garnering national attention. In public schools. Shrago began to feel it was her mission to replace whatever arts the children were losing in school 2002, Young At Art was named “Best Children’s Art Museum in the Nation” by Child magazine. It was also about this time with her museum. “Arts are what teach you about every subject matter,” she that Shrago embarked on her mission to bring what she says. “They integrate math, science, history. Kids can learn sees as ‘healing art’ to disadvantaged youths. She began an “artreach” program where artists would teach art to kids about measurements from a sculpture.” Shrago was also an early advocate of recycling and ecology. at a homeless shelter every day after school. Now, a new She made sure to incorporate lessons on these topics in “Arthouse” is under construction in a low-income duplex her museum, always in a fun way. Another steadfast goal in the Sistrunk neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale. “We want was to focus on teaching art to the kids, not just showing to make sure we’re touching every community member,” it. By 1991, the museum began offering studio art classes Shrago says. “It takes a village, remember.” But Shrago still wasn’t satisfied. She wanted a permanent for children, taught by professional artists. Scholarships, underwritten by corporate and foundation partners, were home for Young at Art, an utterly “green” building designed by her and a hand-picked architect, one that would offered to children in need. A key early supporter of Shrago’s mission was Broward incorporate generous space for exhibits, artist studios, County Property Appraiser Lori Parrish. “Basically, Mindy pottery rooms and outdoor kiln, a computer animation lab,

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recording studio and computer lab for graphic design and gaming, birthday party rooms, a volunteer lounge area and a cafe and gift shop. The solution came in 2006 when Shrago signed a partnership with Broward County to build a Young at Art Museum that also housed a Broward County Library Children’s Reading Center. An exhaustive capital campaign raised more than half of the $21 million needed, while Broward County contributed $5 million. The Knights Foundation Arts Challenge awarded Shrago a $500,000 grant. The 11-acre building opened at State Road 84 and Northwest 121st Avenue in Davie in 2012. Mindy’s mother retired shortly afterwards. “The partnership with Broward County Libraries created a synergy that merged literacy with art,” Shrago says. “And the library is open seven days a week, so there is no dead space on weekends.” Shrago used her charm to persuade experts from some of the nation’s finest museums, including The Getty, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Noguchi Museum, Museum for African Art, Chicago Children’s Museum and Brooklyn Museum of Art, to convene in a symposium to help cook up a master plan of exhibits for the museum. Janet Rice Elman, executive director of the Association of Children’s Museums, called the efforts of Shrago and her mother “simply astounding.”

The Young at Art Museum features the finest, state-of-the-art studios for ceramics, printmaking, cartooning, photography, mixed media, drawing and painting.

“To have founders who opened a museum—and this is now the third location—and see it through three different capital campaigns is very unusual,” says Elman. “I cannot think of another example in the field of founders who founded and refounded a museum. I think these two women had sheer determination and unbelievable vision and drive to push this forward.” After touring the newest incarnation of the museum recently, Elman called it “fantastic… I love the way the library is nestled in the middle of the museum. Libraries are traditionally community gathering places, so it all makes sense.” If there is one person not surprised by Shrago’s accomplishments, it’s her husband who is now a mediator. “Art has always been Mindy’s passion,”

says Spechler. “She eats, drinks and sleeps Young at Art. I supported her 100 percent.” Indeed, the entire family is passionate about art; the couple’s two children, Ali and Zack, are both artists. Shrago and her husband have a sizeable art collection in their Hollywood Lakes house as well as in their Manhattan home. A workaholic who wakes up at 5:30 a.m. daily, Shrago has few interests outside of art. She recently vacationed in Italy with her husband, where she viewed plenty of artwork, and spends her days off at art museums. She recently visited the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. A friend texted her to see where she was. “I’m at a museum,” she responded. “Art heals.” Q LMGFL.COM | NOVEMBER 2013

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of a movement of conscientious restaurateurs and chefs offering a responsible and high quality product. Few restaurants can make the claim that the meat and poultry served are antibiotic- and hormone-free, and humanely raised on a vegetarian diet. In layman’s terms, this means that the food is ‘natural’ in the most basic sense, raised free of anything artificial. The seafood is likewise wildcaught and locally sourced, while the produce is grown pesticide-free on Florida farms. The Butcher Block

More Info: butcherblockgrill.com or call 561.409.3035 Dinner served Sun.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 5-11 p.m. Lunch served Sun.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Grill works with 14 South Florida farms in-season and supports local producers to secure the freshest, allnatural products in the region. Start your meal with a unique tableside presentation of the warm


mozzarella appetizer. It’s fun to watch and worth the 90 seconds from prep to plate. The server starts with the cheese curd, adds 190-degree water and hand pulls the mozzarella until a velvety texture is reached. I’ve never seen this anywhere else in my travels. Yellow and red heirloom tomatoes, micro basil, organic olive oil and vin cotto (translated as “cooked wine”) make a mozzarella-lover want to keep this plate all to themselves. Share it though, and order the super lump crab cake as well. The crust on the outside is weightless and the crab is select. The meat choices are plentiful. Sizes and cuts range from a twelveounce New York Strip to a twenty-four ounce cowboy Rib-Eye. For those with an appetite there’s a thirty-two candy. The scrumptious taste is ounce Porterhouse steak, and if you enhanced by heirloom tomato butter enjoy filet mignon, a six and ten ounce sauce, fresh thyme and shallots, and center cut is available. All steaks are augmented by roasted fingerlings and served with red wine demi (sauce), asparagus. The texture was smooth hand cut malt vinegar steak fries (of but firm. The local snapper served course) and butcher butter (a rich is also worthy, with sweet corn, butter made from the trimmings of heirloom bean succotash, corn nage the steak); the chef loves to use as and saffron oil elevating this dish. (In much of the animal as possible, and case you aren’t familiar with the term the butcher butter compliments the “nage,” it is a flavored liquid usually outstanding flavor of the meat. You made for poaching delicate foods.) will leave nothing on your plate. It is Still looking for something really first-class all the way. natural? How about some Goat The Veal Tomahawk Chop had me Cheesecake? Made from scratch like from the moment everything else and The Butcher I set eyes on the served with fresh plate. The large Block Grill berries. Distinctively onion ring wrapped special! If you love works with 14 around the bone is strawberries, the South Florida accompanied with shortcake is just the grilled asparagus, farms in-season right amount of sweet roasted garlic asiago to end an ideal meal. and supports mashed potatoes And if you are looking local producers for something sexy, (divine!) and touched with saltimbocca the chocolate lava to secure sauce. This first cut cake is just the thing. the freshest, of the loin chop was I’m still dreaming of all-natural juicy and tender, and the Heath nut brittle the taste astonishing. topping. products in the And I refused to share The interior region. the crispy onion ring of Butcher even though it could Block is pretty have served three. straightforward, with Some things in life are just meant to modern designer furniture and a little be yours alone. bit too much noise for our taste. But The Chilean Seabass was like fish there is plenty of seating outside with

Above: Interior of the Butcher Block Grill. Below: Goat Cheesecake with spiced pistachio crust and fresh berries.

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THE SANDPEARL SPA: GULF COAST TREASURE “Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and happy purchase.” ~John Balguy By Ivette Figueroa

e could feel the pounding of the manmade waterfall as we approached the Sandpearl Spa through the shadowy passageway. It was like stepping into a hidden enclave that held the promise of secret treasures. We were here for the cure—more specifically, to experience what the Sandpearl Resort on Florida’s west coast described as “enriching the spirit and inspiring the soul.” There were plenty of ways to do this, not the least of which included the 700 feet of powdery white sand where the resort resides. But for us, ground zero was the spa. A short elevator ride brought us to where the magic happens. The spa immediately opens up to the front desk, where a chunk of bone-white coral showcased the resort’s signature silver pearl rings. A friendly receptionist motioned to a waiting attendant who took us on a brief tour of the fully furnished shower and sauna, the steamy insulated co-ed spa, and the chic little dressing room where we donned our requisite robe and slippers. But it was the dimly lit refreshment room that truly dialed back the outside world. Unseen speakers played a muted melody designed to lead us to a calm, centered place. Fruit-infused water served in glass goblets and our choice of honeyed tea was carefully displayed. A basket of red apples graced the long white coffee table. Simple, elegant touches like this have earned the resort’s Four-Diamond reputation. Like the sweet mimosa we enjoyed at check-in, or our room’s deep-soaking tub with sea-inspired bath salts. Or better still, the blissful moment when we opened the door to our light-filled junior suite to the sound of soft jazz and the smell of Tate’s Island Grill carried on a breeze past the open balcony. The only disturbance was a soft knock that announced a pair of complimentary shell-shaped chocolates and a set of cards that informed us of the next day’s weather forecast, as well as a “Pearl of Wisdom” inspirational saying. Our guide to paradise was Nancy, a woman of welcoming smile and cheerful mood who led

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What do Rotary Club of Weston, the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), Temple Beth Emet, Autistic Society of America – Broward (ASB), high school students from Cypress Bay and Western and country music singer, Ciara Rae and her band have as a common interest? These organizations are all interested in providing individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with an experience that in a normal setting doesn’t occur for them – a music concert where “Participation is welcome and free expression is celebrated.” Working together, these organizations and individuals put on concerts twice a year in the fall and spring. For the last concert the stage was provided by Temple Beth Emet in Cooper City, country music was provided by Ciara Rae and her brother, Vincent Emanuele, was the DJ for the concert. CARD and ASB plan and promote the concerts to the individuals and families of children with ASD and provided pre-activities for the participants. The Weston Rotary has supported the concerts, which began in 2008, in the planning stages and recruiting the necessary volunteers from their club and the local high school Interact Clubs, which are sponsored by them. These organizations and individuals are all about community support. The Rotary Club of Weston is one of the leading community service organizations in Southwest Broward County and in involved with many other organizations who benefit from the talents and time the club has to offer. CARD provides FREE services to families of individuals with ASD through adulthood, and provides technical assistance and training to professionals in the community working with individuals with ASD. ASB’s services include a full range of family support, children’s programming, public outreach and autism awareness campaigns available to all interested in the betterment of life for not only individuals and families with autism. The Interact Clubs of Cypress Bay and Western high schools, which are Weston Rotary sponsored service clubs, contribute their energy and time to other organizations of the community. The special performance of the last concert was Ciara Rae, a local young and talented country singer, along with her band and brother, who perform regularly for various charities in the area. The country music theme allowed the children on October 27th to dress as cowboys and cowgirls and participate in an old fashioned “Country Hoedown”.


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LET’S GET ENGAGED! HOW TO ATTRACT CLIENTS TO YOUR COMPANY’S SOCIAL MEDIA AND KEEP THEM THERE JULIE TALENFELD

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Facebook, Twitter and other social media. • On topic. On the other hand, if you run a South Florida law firm or a national accounting practice, or an upscale shopping mall, then your audience likely isn’t coming to your site to learn about purple peaches. But they will be coming to your site – or one like it – for information on legal or accounting issues, or for news, trends or inquiries about the latest fashions. One of the high-level findings of a recent Google Benchmarking Report noted that content is vital to customer engagement online. According to one report, it’s important to “Focus on compelling content. When it comes to creating content for your site,

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WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF SHORT SALES? MONICA CATALUÑA-SHAND Broker Owner KoRes 2893 Executive Park Drive, Suite 304 Weston, FL 33331 (954) 888-9946 Office (954) 812-1831 Cellular www.korescorp.com monica@korescorp.com The economic crisis was felt profoundly in South Florida and real estate particularly suffered. Many homeowners found themselves underwater, owing more on their mortgage than their home was worth. They were left with difficult choices to make, some with serious consequences. With foreclosure as the least desirable option, more homeowners opted to go into what is known as pre-foreclosure or short sale. Even homeowners still paying their mortgages, but expecting hard times ahead, made the purely financial decision to short sell their home. The damage to their credit was reparable and they could consider buying a home again within three years. Banks were flexible regarding short sale prices during the economic crisis. The government backed relief options to qualified debtors with The Home Affordable Refinance Program and the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act and Debt Cancellation. Along the way, investors and buyers with cash and excellent credit came away with some very good deals on

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distressed homes. Recently, many investors and home buyers have asked me about the future of short sales. Times are changing. Short sales have decreased significantly in 2013 and low inventory is keeping prices up, helping owners maintain and regain home values. As the economy continues to grow, so will traditional sales. Fewer and fewer “good deals” are available for short sale. However, the growth of the economy is slow and Florida was hit hard, so short sales are still a part of the real estate landscape. People are susceptible to job loss, pay

inventory. The future of short sales will be tied to this inventory, a significant portion of which includes homeowners unable to sell as they wait for prices to rise and for their home to regain its prior value. If prices continue to rise and interest rates stay low, those homeowners who have held on to avoid the damage of a short sale could be rewarded. They will be able to complete a traditional sale. Short sales will definitely still be around, and there are deals to be found in South Florida. However, things are not exactly as they were and any potential short seller or short

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U.S. PROPERTY ACQUISITION FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS When people think of South Florida they think of the diversity of its population and the multicultural feel of its cities. Florida is one of the world’s most popular destinations for family and beach vacations, shopping, second home purchase and asset protection. Recent figures and statistics reveal that much of the increase in sales of real estate in South Florida is due to investors, hedge funds and foreign nationals identifying market opportunities and purchasing property at attractive prices. The large majority of these transactions are in cash, but there are some that require at least partial financing. The real estate market is volatile and changes rapidly and frequently,

for foreign nationals, some key questions invariably arise: 1. Can a foreign national apply for a mortgage loan in the U.S.? 2. If so, what are the basic requirements? 3. What are the limitations? 4. What are the implications of selling your home to a foreign national? The answer to question number one is yes, a foreign national can apply for and receive a mortgage loan in the U.S. The requirements are strict, with the key being the ability to provide documentation of foreign income and assets. In addition, a down payment of at least 35% will most likely be required.

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rental which is a consideration for international buyers who are seeking strictly an investment property. In addition, the purchase of real estate is not a direct avenue to permanent residence, which some investors erroneously believe. The implications of selling your home to a foreign national are the same as selling to a U.S. citizen. The documentation required for a mortgage must be in order and the process of offer, acceptance, contract negotiations, inspection and closing take a similar course. Financing for foreign nationals to acquire real estate in the U.S. is available, but it is critical that you seek out qualified and knowledgeable lenders and brokers to assist during the transaction. In addition, the tax implications for international buyers are complex, and for those not familiar with tax law, expert advice must be sought. KoRes lending division has the expertise required to assist foreign nationals in the task of identifying and obtaining the best financing available in the market.

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“I HAVE TRIED EVERY DIET KNOWN TO MAN (OR MOMS) THESE LAST FEW YEARS-TO NO AVAIL.” Alyson continued to tell me her story. “For example, this past summer, my best friend flew me to their home in Sonoma for an entire month. We ate nothing but organic everything, lean protein, I drank 150 ounce-plus of water a day and did a high intensity workout every morning mixing up interval training with boot camp at her gym. In exactly 30 days – I lost a grand total of THREE pounds. I didn’t even lose the initial ‘water weight’ everyone else loses.” I empathized, “It’s hard to stay motivated with minimal results.” “I’m willing to starve myself, if that would work. I even did two rounds of hCG. My wallet’s lighter, but that’s about it.” “The FDA recently published a website, www.fda.gov/hcgdiet, detailing how hCG diet products are illegal, and how restrictive diets such as that one can cause electrolyte disturbances,

an irregular heartbeat and are potentially fatal.” I continued, “But looking at your diet history, I don’t think the problem is one of eating too much.” “Dr. Woliner, what else could it be? I have a friend that blew up taking Abilify for her depression, and another while on Actos for diabetes, but I’m not on any medications.” “It’s true that many drugs have weight gain as a common side effect [1]. But there are other causes of weight gain. With your other symptoms of cold intolerance, fatigue, and constipation, I’m thinking that you have an untreated thyroid condition [2].” “I begged my other doctors to treat me for that, but they all said no.” “Some doctors focus too much on lab tests without considering the patient’s history and physical exam findings [3]. Thyroid hormone resistance is more common than people realize.” Alyson sat with a puzzled look on her face. “So, even if these doctors said my tests were normal, I might still have a thyroid problem? [4]” “The word ‘normal’ has many meanings. There is a difference between ‘common’ and ‘optimal’ [5]. Rather than using a range that includes people who are overweight and being treated for high cholesterol and other conditions, perhaps it would be better to use narrower ranges of persons who feel ‘dandy’ [6].”

“Does anyone even use that word anymore?” “My practice is built on patientto-patient referrals. Just liking my bedside manner is not enough to convince your friends to see me. You have to glow. So yes, I do plan on making you feel dandy.” After finishing Alyson’s physical exam, my staff used our Korr indirect calorimetry machine to measure her metabolic rate [7]. “You’re at ‘minus 20%’. That’s one of slowest metabolism’s I’ve ever seen!” “How do we fix that?” “I use a holistic approach that combines behavior changes, diet, exercise, supplements, and of course medications [8,9]. I prefer to use T3 based drugs as they have been shown to cause significantly more weight loss than T4 drugs such as Synthroid alone [10].” As I ramped up Alyson’s dose of thyroid medication, her fatigue and other symptoms began to resolve. To be on the safe side, I periodically rechecked her EKG and bone density, which remained normal [11]. “Dr. Woliner, your scale says I only lost 49 pounds, but at home, naked, I’m down 51!” Dr. Kenneth Woliner is a boardcertified family physician in private practice in Boca Raton. He can be reached at 9325 Glades Road, #104, Boca Raton, FL, 33434; 561-314-0950; knw6@cornell.edu; www.holisticfamilymed.com

REFERENCES: [1] Singh T. Aripiprazole-induced weight gain. Psychiatry (Edgmont). 2005 Jun;2(6):19. [2] de Moura Souza A, Sichieri R. Association between serum TSH concentration within the normal range and adiposity. Eur J Endocrinol. 2011 Jul;165(1):11-5. [3] Kalra S, Khandelwal SK. Why are our hypothyroid patients unhappy? Is tissue hypothyroidism the answer? Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Jul;15(Suppl 2):S95-8. [4] Dickey RA, Wartofsky L, Feld S. Optimal thyrotropin level: normal ranges and reference intervals are not equivalent. Thyroid. 2005 Sep;15(9):1035-9. [5] Gurnell M, Halsall DJ, Chatterjee VK. What should be done when thyroid function tests do not make sense? Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2011 Jun;74(6):673-8. [6} Shomon M. The Optimal Treatment for Hypothyroidism – Interview with Dr. Ken Woliner. http://thyroid.about.com. January 10, 2011. [7] Kim B. Thyroid hormone as a determinant of energy expenditure and the basal metabolic rate. Thyroid. 2008 Feb;18(2):141-4. [8] Singh P, et al. The impact of yoga upon female patients suffering from hypothyroidism. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2011 Aug;17(3):132-4. [9] Schomburg L. Treating Hashimoto’s thyroiditis with selenium: no risks, just benefits? Thyroid. 2011 May;21(5):563-4. [10] Celi FS, et al. Metabolic effects of liothyronine therapy in hypothyroidism: a randomized, double-blind, crossover trial of liothyronine versus levothyroxine. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Nov; 96(11):3466-74. [11] Ricken R, et al. Long-term treatment with supraphysiological doses of thyroid hormone in affective disorders - effects on bone mineral density. J Affect Disord. 2012 Jan;136(1-2):e89-94.

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A COUNTDOWN FOR A SUCCESSFUL MERGER Getting two companies together is often like trying to arrange a marriage. There are often post merger issues that undermine the original intent and goals. Those issues can be fatal to the merger, but when mergers work, they can work brilliantly. I don’t have to go far to outline a great merger. Three years ago, Transworld Business Brokers and United Franchise Group merged Franchisemart/Biz One Brokers and Transworld into Transworld Business Advisors. Since that time, Transworld Business Advisors has grown to over 80 units across the United States, and has set up franchised offices in Canada, Central America and the Middle East. We are ranked us as one of America’s Top Franchise Opportunities for the last three years, and as one of the Top Fastest-Growing Franchises in the world for the last two years by Entrepreneur Magazine. Transworld Business Advisors is now a company that is a leader in: • Business Brokerage – selling existing companies • Franchise Consulting – helping people choose and buy a franchise (we have over 200 available) • Franchise Development – helping successful companies franchise their concept. Why is our merger working? 7. Complementary Strengths – Transworld Business Brokers was a leader in business brokerage with over 30 years of experience. United Franchise Group was a franchising giant for over 25 years, growing brands like Signarama and Embroidme. Together we are the experts at both brokerage and franchising.

6. Humble Leadership – Yes, perhaps Ray Titus and I have pretty big egos, but we both have the ability to listen, admit when we are wrong, and communicate effectively, honestly, and with respect. We have clearly defined leadership roles in our merged firms that are working extremely well. 5. Individualized Systems – We recognize not all economies of scale can be realized, and trying to force some of the companies’ individual departments and systems together can cause chaos. Some of Transworld Business Advisor’s systems will remain independent of some of the systems at United Franchise Group due to our differing services. 4. Harmonious Employees – The staffs of both companies “get it.” It isn’t always easy bringing two groups of employees together. The philosophy of “it was better before the merger,” or “the old (or OUR) system was more effective and easier” creeps ups often. However, with continued education, strong leadership, positive reinforcement, and addressing the concerns, it leads to an eventual “buy in.” 3. Acceptance – Accepting that nothing is perfect and there will be bumps and bruises along the way is very important. Integration is never smooth or rarely goes exactly as planned. By focusing on the positives, and having an eye on the merged company’s strategic goals can get any merger through anything that transpires. 2. Profitability! – Any merger is going to be easier to manage if there are not cash flow issues. Transworld Business Advisors

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has been profitable from day one. The fact that both companies have conservative money philosophies has clearly worked well for us. 1. Our Idea and Plan Worked – We are a much better company after the merger. We absolutely could not have achieved this level of success as quickly without each other’s expertise and resources. Our franchise system has proven to be successful and we look forward to watching our franchise and franchisees flourish across the world. Being an entrepreneurial company requires taking risks. Mergers are risky, but if you minimize the downside though great legal advice, proper paperwork and acquisition guidance from qualified professionals (like the ones at Transworld Business Advisors), the upside is well worth pursuing!

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To the Maldives and Beyond– Let “I Do! Romance” Design Your Romantic Getaway Congratulations! You have the beautiful diamond ring and set the date. But what comes next? For the organizer in you, this is truly the part you relish. Let no-one stand in the way of fulfilling your dream of a wedding borne right out of a romance novel and the strawberry on top of the cream, the honeymoon of a lifetime. SitInMySeats VIP Tickets, Travel & Concierge Services has launched a new company - I Do! Romance, which can help you with the planning of these events. From love at first sight to all of life’s momentous milestones, I Do! Romance specializes in designing, planning and coordinating the most magnificent and unforgettable travel experiences and events in the world. Let Team Romance design the perfect honeymoon, breathtaking destination wedding, anniversary celebrations or romantic travel. Your wish is their command. Today though, we are here to help you with your honeymoon destination choice. From the Seychelles to Mauritius, Bora Bora or the Bahamas, no islands are quite as exotic and romantic as the Maldives. This gorgeous setting has been the choice of many newlywed couples and provides the perfect backdrop for the romance and luxury that couples have come to expect when on their honeymoon. With its own shade of blue water, complimented by the whitest beach sand, no honeymooner has ever been disappointed by the magic that is the Maldives. From the first moment your eyes see the trademark stilted water villas to your last evening of unimaginably tasty cuisine, you will be pampered by the Maldives unrivalled brand of luxury. Due to the tropical climate, our

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recommended time of travel is December thru April. Travel from the U.S. to Male in the Maldives is done via Asia or Europe, therefore can be a lengthy trip. But don’t let this put you off; a day spent in the company of the resident marine life will assure you that you have made the right choice. Manta Rays, dolphins and barracudas are abundant in the waters surrounding these islands. With coral reefs, caves and caverns there is no shortage of places to explore with a mask and snorkel. If you are more experienced, the diving in the Maldives is among the best in the world. For the adventurous traveler you may want try your hand at kite-boarding, windsurfing or banana boat riding. Whatever your choice, you are sure to find the Maldives has something to “float your boat!” We have access to some of the most exclusive and beautiful island resorts that resonate with intimate luxury. Whether you prefer your personal chef to prepare your dinner, served with champagne by a private butler, dinner at a Maldivian restaurant or a table for two on a private jetty under the stars, the choices are endless. From the North Ari Atoll to the South Male Atoll we can recommend a honeymoon that will truly keep you coming back for many anniversary getaways. Our I Do! Romance team is anxiously waiting to plan your honeymoon or next journey. Call us today at 954-456-0419 today or visit us at 1263 E Las Olas Blvd., Suite 204 in Ft. Lauderdale to experience the “Maldives”. You can also visit www. sitinmyseats.com or www.idoromance.com for your next honeymoon/vacation to this or any other worldwide destination.


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9 NovemBER Grid-Iron Grill-Off Pompano Beach Ampitheater 1806 N.E. 6th Street, Pompano Beach Saturday, November 9 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

TICKETS Grill-Off tickets (Age 21+) available at $75 per person, EGGfest tickets are $25 per person, and Lee Brice concert tickets are $20 per person. The Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Tailgate Zone is free and open to the public. For ticket information, visit www.gridirongrilloff.com.

THE sponsors Broward Health, Walgreens, Allegiance Crane & Equipment, Allied Kitchen & Bath, Auto Nation Foundation, Beasley Broadcast Stations, Blue Rhino, Bud Light, CBS Outdoor, Cheney Brother’s, City of Pompano, Clear Channel, Coca-Cola, Comcast Spotlight, Culinary Concepts, Eyes on News, Fine Design Awards, Gold Coast Magazine, Guy Harvey, Impact Imagery Group, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Kendall-Jackson, Ken’s Salad Dressing, Lifestyle Magazine, Marriott Pompano Beach, The Miami Dolphins Foundation, Miami Herald, National Christian Foundation of South Florida, Ocean Spray, The Orange Bowl, PNC Bank, Premier Beverage Co., ReachFM, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Snyder-Lance, Southeast Toyota Dealers, Sunshine Cleaning, Sun-Sentinel, Sweet Street Desserts, Templeton & Company, Three Olives Vodka, Two B Printing, Unique Rabbit Studios, USA Parking System, The Wasie Foundation, Zion Lutheran Church and School, and Zmotion.

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Grid-Iron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Tailgate Festival THE EVENT “John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Tailgate Festival” is the ultimate culinary competition for charity, pairing 25 Miami Dolphins legends with top South Florida chefs. During the Grand GrillOff, event goers will sample signature dishes paired with a selection of KendallJackson wines from teams, including fan favorites Zach Thomas, Joe Rose and Troy Stradford, alongside chefs from Council Oak Steaks & Seafood at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Palme d’Or at The Biltmore, Pelican Landing at Hyatt Regency Pier 66 and more. The day’s festivities will include a live concert, featuring four-time Academy of Country Music Nominee Lee Brice, performing his latest single “Parking Lot Party” and more. American Young will serve as the opening act. Adding to the excitement, South Florida’s first-ever EGGfest presented by Smithfield Foodservice will feature Big Green Egg enthusiasts from across the country. Cookers will show off their skills on the iconic outdoor grill, offering a selection of food samples to attendees. The Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Tailgate Zone will engage football fans with a spirited cornhole and bean bag competition. Guests can view current University of Florida, Florida State University and University of Miami football games at the Budweiser Build-a-Bar.

THE CAUSE

100% of John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Tailgate Festival net proceeds will benefit Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation, which directs funds to agencies that “feed the needs of kids in crisis.” Established by Miami Dolphins Linebacker John Offerdahl, the organization has raised more than $70,000 to support local charities. Beneficiaries of the 2013 event include 4KIDS of South Florida, HOPE South Florida, Here’s Help, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association and the Miami Dolphins Foundation. Q


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9 NovemBER 6th Annual Grateful Hearts Gala Weston Hills Country Club 2600 Country Club Way, Weston 954-384-4670 Saturday, November 9 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

TICKETS Available for $115 per person and they can be purchased after masses, during parish hours, or online at www.st-katharinedrexel.org/gala

6th Annual Grateful Hearts Gala THE EVENT The 6th Annual Grateful Hearts Gala promises to be an evening

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to remember. It commences with butler-served hors d’oeuvres followed by white glove service of a gourmet three-course, dual entrée dinner. Guests will enjoy a top-shelf open bar and dancing to music by the Brad Raker Band of Showtime Entertainment. There will be a 50/50 cash raffle as well as silent and live auctions showcasing Weston businesses. Highlights will include sports memorabilia, travel packages, fine art and jewelry. “I’ve attended three of the past galas. The sell-out event is not to be missed,” shares Joan Vargas, events committee member. “You really connect with people while raising money to support our church.” St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church is hosting this event to raise funds to operate the new church building. The event is open to the community; singles and couples are invited.

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THE CAUSE The parish, which was founded in September 2001, is building

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a permanent House of Prayer on South Post Road near Weston Regional Park. The first phase, a multi-purpose facility, opened recently. Phases two and three will complete construction of a school and new church by 2019. The groundbreaking for the 15,000 square-foot building was held March 2012. In November of that year the first concrete was poured followed by a blessing of the stones to represent some of the 1,300 registered families who belong to the congregation. Last year’s gala raised over $40,000 for the church. St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church offers over 20 different ministries to serve the parish and the Weston community for every spiritual, physical and social need. Masses are celebrated in English (Saturday 5pm, Sunday 10am and Sunday 6:45pm) and Spanish (Saturday 6:45pm and Sunday noon). The parish office is located at 2700 Glades Circle, Suite 200. For more information call (954) 389-5003. For more information on the Grateful Hearts Gala contact Alexandra Arce at (954) 608-9494 or email skdgala2013@gmail.com. Q

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14 NovemBER Valor Grand Finale! Luncheon Hyatt Regency Pier 66 2301 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale 954-772-8040 x3011 Thursday, November 14 11:30 a.m. (Reception) 12:15 p.m. (Lunch)

TICKETS Available at $125 per person, Tables are $2,000, Sponsorships at $2,500. Contact Chrissy Cohen at (954) 772-8040 x3011 or ccohen@diabetes.org.

THE sponsors The Leo Goodwin Foundation Memorial Healthcare System Holy Cross Hospital Lifestyles Media Group Nipro Diagnostics AutoNation Barry University Comerica Florida Community Bank JM Family Enterprises Walgreens

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Valor Grand Finale! Luncheon THE EVENT Over the past 12 years, the American Diabetes Association has honored a wide range of community leaders who have made significant contributions for the betterment of our community. This November, the Valor Council will come together in commemoration of past honorees at a gathering of our areas most influential corporate, civic, medical, and philanthropic leaders. Guests will enjoy time socializing with Broward’s best, a top notch silent auction, and live musical entertainment. This year’s Valor Grand Finale! Luncheon is being co-chaired by Alan Goldberg of Diversified Companies and Karan Munuswamy, MD of Holy Cross Medical Group. Joe Rose, former Miami Dolphin and NBC 6 South Florida sports anchor, will be the Master of Ceremonies. THE CAUSE

The American Diabetes Association is the leading national healthcare organization in the world of diabetes research, education and advocacy. The organization’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by this disease. Diabetes is the largest growing epidemic in Broward County affecting 1 in 3 residents. Locally the American Diabetes Association funds much needed community educational programs including the Healthy Families Initiative and Project Power. In addition, in our area the organization supports research at the Diabetes Research Institute and Scripps. Learn more at www.diabetes.org/fortlauderdale. Q


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16 NovemBER 10th Annual Fairy Tale Ball: “The Wizard of Oz” The Westin Diplomat 3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood 954-602-6000 Saturday, November 16 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

TICKETS Tickets cost $250 per person. For more information contact Kate Rodriguez at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation at (954) 265-3454 or ksnyder@mhs.net.

THE sponsors The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa City & Shore Magazine Ultimate Software Duty Free Americas Prestige Imports Sheridan Healthcare Dade Medical College The Wasie Foundation The TJX Companies Pediatric Critical Care of South Florida

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There is No Place like Home: 10th Annual Fairy Tale Ball: “The Wizard of Oz” THE EVENT

The Diamond Angels of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation will host the 10th Annual Fairy Tale Ball to raise funds to support pediatric programs at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. Guests will follow the yellow brick road and mingle with Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion, along with other fantastically memorable characters in the enchanted ballroom, which will be transformed into scenes from “The Wizard of Oz.” The fantasy-themed evening will feature a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and an auction. The highlight will be an intimate rock concert headlined by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. The band will perform chart-topping hits including “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “Crimson and Clover,” and “I Hate Myself for Loving You.” Attendees will also enjoy a smashing performance by Night Ranger, known for their power ballad “Sister Christian.” Throughout the night, Mike Marino, aka DJ 1Tre, will keep the beat pumping while comedian George Gray, announcer for “The Price is Right” and host of “The Weakest Link,” returns with his signature humor to emcee the festivities. Auction prizes include designer accessories, sports and entertainment packages, five-star vacations, cruises and staycations. The 2013 Diamond Angels Fairy Tale Ball co-chairs are Allison Antevy, Elizabeth Jacobs and Robin Steinman.

THE CAUSE

“There is no place like home.” Just as Dorothy wished to go home, every parent who has a child hospitalized wants his or her child to return home. Physicians and hospital staff at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital provide world-class care 24/7 so pediatric patients can get well as quickly as possible. The Diamond Angels of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation is a volunteer organization made up of an extraordinary group of women who work hard to advocate and raise funds for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. The group also supports the hospital’s mission to provide safe, quality, cost-effective, patient- and family-centered care, regardless of one’s ability to pay, with the goal of improving the health of the community it serves. Since 2004, they have raised more than $2.8 million. Learn more at www.diamondangels.org and http://www.jdch.com. Q


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23 NovemBER BeachBash 2013 Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina Hotel 1881 SE 17th Street Causeway, Fort Lauderdale 954-739-5006 www.BeachBash.com Saturday, November 23 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

TICKETS Regular tickets are $65 per person (including premium open bar and hors d’oeuvres), VIP tickets for $100 (also includes VIP lounge access). Private cabanas are also available for 10 people for $3000 including VIP access. Please contact CF Foundation South Florida Office at 954-739-5006.

THE sponsors The Wasie Foundation American Airlines Advocate Home Care Services Exults Internet Marketing, Aventura Worldwide Transportation Service Dapur ARC Broward Clear Channel Ultimate Software Lifestyle Magazine

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Fort Lauderdale’s Sexiest party of the Year! BeachBash 2013 THE EVENT Are you in? Jump in poolside. This spectacular annual event benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is about “Action and Attitude.” Dance the night away to the hot vibes of DJ Rush, while indulging in tasty delicacies from some of South Florida’s hottest culinary establishments. Enjoy open bar all night long with your favorite cocktails courtesy of Premier Beverage and beer from Budweiser. BeachBash guests and all Florida residents also are invited to purchase tickets to a drawing for a chance to win a 2014 Ford Fusion Titanium Edition. Tickets are $20 each or six for $100 and can be purchased at www.jebcf.org/events/fordfusion-drawing for the drawing that will take place on Friday, November 22nd at the 65 Roses Gala, also a part of the AT&T Jeb Bush Florida Classic. The Wasie Foundation has pledged to present a matching gift of $100,000 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s South Florida Office, if the CF Foundation is able to raise $100,000 in new sponsorships, donations and drawing sales by December 31, 2013. Proceeds from BeachBash and the drawing will be put toward the total amount needed to meet The Wasie Foundation’s $100,000 challenge. BeachBash is part of the 18th Annual AT&T JEB BUSH Florida Classic sponsored by The Wasie Foundation and presented by BB&T, Ford and Premier Beverage. This year’s co-chairs include Jen Klaassens, VP of Programs for The Wasie Foundation; Samantha DeBianchi, Founder/CEO of DeBianchi Real Estate; Dev Motwani, Managing Partner of Chieftain Partners; Josh Rudolph, Managing Partner at Emerald Planning Group; and Todd Kirkpatrick.


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Alyssa Lovitt, Cathering Baez & Rose Faraone

Melissa Aiello, Kelly & Grant Rook and Renée Korbel Quinn

UNCORKED! KICK-OFF Sponsors celebrated the JA World Uncorked! Launch at JM Lexus with hosts Jim Dunn and Rose Faraone, Uncorked! Co-Chair. The Circle of Wise Women gathered to thank sponsors and get a sneak peek at the January 25 event from the Leadership Team. Adam Hawkins, David Stern, Beth Braznell, Nanci Campbell and Gregory Bader

Theresa Kresge, Arlene Becken, Diana Metcalf, Karola Woodworth and Linda Pleasant Kalister (seated)

Lorraine Thomas, Mark Corbett, Connie Chaney and Al Rothstein

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Rose Faraone, Chad Thilborger & Alyssa Lovitt Uncorked! Leadership Team

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Barbara Burke, Gerry Litrento and Lynne Wines

Chef Wes Bonner, Chef Thomas Patrick & Chef Marc Gruverman

Mark Peterson, Jen Klaassens and Bill Fienberg

Lizette Garcia, Ashley Boxer Dalley and Nicole de Lara Puente

Magic Under The Stars

Myra Shavghnessy, Janet Fabricant, Helene Weicholz, Fran Krathen

Sandra Mayor and Event Chairman Bob Birdsong

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Nadine Cory, Jim Norton and Bonnie Judson

On September 18 the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina hosted the ultimate cuisine and wine gala that suited every taste. Event Chair Bob Birdsong of Ok Generators, and Presenting Sponsor The Salah Foundation welcomed guests for an exclusive gala celebration nestled within an intimate setting. Event proceeds will support the March of Dimes, also celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year, ensuring that all babies get a healthy start in life.

John Copelan and Don Bennett


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Honorees: Michael Goodman, Bitner Goodman; Burnadette Norris-Weeks, Burnadette Norris-Weeks, P.A.; Gerry Litrento, BankUnited, N.A.; Lisa Scott-Founds, Winterfest; and John Benz, Memorial Healthcare System

Marti and Wayne Huizenga recipients of the Excellence in Leadership, Lifetime Achievement Award

2013 Profiles in Leadership Gala

Leadership Broward Foundation CEO Laurie Sallarulo; Sharon D’Eusanio recipient of the Excellence in Leadership, Special Recognition Award; and Michael Berry, Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six

A sold-out crowd was on hand for the extravagant Gatsby-themed 2013 Profiles in Leadership Gala, hosted by Hyatt Regency Pier SixtySix and presented by BankUnited. The gala, which included all the iconic symbols of the roaring 20’s, flappers, speakeasy and headliner entertainment, benefitted Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc. The event raised $120,000 to support Leadership Broward programs with $20,000 designated to youth leadership program scholarships.   Laura Tarvainen, left, and Nancy Tanner

Gerry Litrento, BankUnited, N.A., Lesley Litrento, Mary Harris, Scott Glaze

Sarah and Kelley Shanley

Burnadette Norris-Weeks, Michael Goodman, Suzie King

Ken Barnett, Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca; and John Benz

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David Ayala, Felicia Armstrong, Ann Lee, Cassandra Joseph

Jim Norton and Candy Norton

Marie Smith and Gabriel Smith

JAIL & BAIL Yachting Adventure The 22nd annual Jail and Bail season ended with a bang aboard the Up the River Cruise. More than 200 seafaring philanthropists enjoyed a warm South Florida evening sailing around the Fort Lauderdale waterways. Guests enjoyed food, drinks and great company aboard the Biscayne Lady all while raising money for the American Cancer Society. Co-Chair David Singer, Master of Ceremonies Former Gov. Charlie Crist, Co-Chair Mike Satz

Gerry Cowan, Natalie Mayeri and Judge Eileen Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor

Bob Cahn and Linda Matter

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J.R. Steele, Sherif Shaalan and Beth Tobin

Sen. Steven Geller, Master of Ceremonies Former Gov. Charlie Crist and Adam Smith


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SkyJoy Winner of the Rick Case 2013 Huyundai Volester Edward Alvarez & his Family

SkyJoy Team Craig Staley Mike Oviedo Marlene Reyes Javier Busto & Anthony Messa

Bill Cafarella, Rick Case Volkswagen General Manager and Sal Seragusa Rick Case Automotive Group National Fixed Operations Director

VW Topping Off & SkyJoy Winner The Rick Case Automotive Group “Topped” off their new Volkswagen Facility in August. President & CEO Jack “JJ” Jackintille was on hand along with the builder Terry Stiles. On Saturday, September 14 at Rick Case & SkyJoy, employees gathered to give the winner a dazzling lineup of cars from Rick Case Honda, Rick Case Hyundai, Rick Case Fiat and Rick Case Motorcycles! Charles Shirley & Christopher Stearns of Comerica Bank Stephen Johnson Volkswagen Bill Manson Volkswagen of America Stan Bostic

Rick Case Automotive President Jack Jackintille with Builder Terry Stiles

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SkyJoy Founders Migeul Portilla, Abboudi Taher, Noelia Justiniano, Rick Case Automotives Stan Bostic & Alex Portilla


List it... Sell it... Love it... Buy it.

TOGETHER WE’LL MAKE IT HAPPEN! September 2013 Sales of Weston - Single Family Homes

Betty Frongello, Realtor Ph. (954) 695-6904 bettyfrongello@yahoo.com

Mollie Light, Realtor Ph. (954) 336-9006 mollielight@icloud.com

Weston - $550,000 367 FAIRMONT ROAD, WESTON, FL

COMMUNITY/ADDRESS SOLD PRICE BEDS BATHS SQ. FT. GARAGE POOL WATER

COMMUNITY/ADDRESS SOLD PRICE BEDS BATHS SQ. FT. GARAGE POOL WATER

BERMUDA SPRINGS

TEQUESTA

347 BEDFORD AV

270,000

3

2

1397

1

N

N

1053 POPLAR CR

286 BRIDGETON WY

255,000

3

2

1669

2

N

N

THE FALLS

490 SOMERSET WY

220,000

3

2.5

1712

1

N

N

BONAVENTURE LAKES 461 SW 169TH TER

610,000

4

3

2860

2

Y

N

607 CASCADE FALLS DR

475,000

4

2.5

2434

0

Y

N

670 LONE PINE LN

440,000

4

2.5

2120

2

Y

Y

1025 CEDAR FALLS DR

387,500

4

2.5

2200

2

Y

N

355,000

4

2

2118

2

N

Y

2075 ISLAND CR

440,000

3

2

2000

2

Y

N

1176 GINGER CIR

695,000

5

4

3228

3

Y

Y

2104 COVE LN

350,000

3

3

2582

2

N

Y

1222 JASMINE CR

590,000

4

3.5

4201

2

Y

N

1320 CAMELLIA LN

478,000

4

2.5

2755

2

Y

N

317,500

3

2

2154

1

N

N

1226 IRIS CT

385,000

4

3

3174

2

Y

N

2064 ISLAND CIR

310,000

3

2.5

2034

2

N

N

455,000

4

2

2270

2

N

Y

3892 FALCON RIDGE CIR

555,000

4

4

2810

2

N

Y

4075 PALM PL

340,000

3

2

1510

2

N

N

4248 MAHOGANY RIDGE DR

338,000

3

2

1390

2

N

N

4303 GREENBRIAR LN

240,000

3

2

1390

2

N

N

1,300,000

5

5.5

5008

3

Y

Y

2548 SANCTUARY DR

1,975,000

7

6.5

6582

3

Y

Y

2736 PINEHURST

1,300,000

4

4.5

6007

3

Y

N

CAPTIVA CAY

THE ISLANDS

COUNTRY ISLES 2340 TALLAHASSEE EMERALD ESTATES 16726 SAPPHIRE CT

410,000

4

2.5

2437

2

N

N

THE LAKES

16419 SAPPHIRE BND

392,000

3

2.5

1917

2

N

Y

688 VERONA CT

EMERALD ISLE 944 JADE CT

THE RIDGES 350,000

4

2.5

1973

1

N

N

THE LANDINGS 372 MALLARD DR

860,000

5

3.5

3567

3

Y

Y

NORTH LAKES 400 CARRINGTON DR

455,000

4

2.5

2055

2

N

Y

WINDMILL LAKE ESTATES

596 CAMBRIDGE DR

410,000

3

2.5

2796

2

N

N

3727 PINE LAKE DR

927 STANTON DR

350,000

3

2

1877

2

N

Y

WESTON HILLS

615,000

5

3

3025

2

Y

Y

2521 POINCIANA DR

1,172,000

6

5.5

4211

3

Y

Y

595 TALAVERA RD

330,000

4

2.5

1932

2

N

N

2513 POINCIANA DR

1,080,000

4

3.5

3564

3

Y

Y

459 TALAVERA RD

252,000

3

2

1542

2

N

N

2500 MONTCLAIRE CIR

975,000

5

3

4359

2

Y

Y

2755 PINEHURST

860,000

3

3.5

3683

2

Y

N

ORCHID ISLAND 1035 BAYSIDE LN SAN REMO

SAVANNA 774 REGAL COVE RD

860,000

6

4

4387

3

Y

Y

2701 PINEHURST

800,000

4

3

3150

2

Y

N

920 MARINA DR

580,600

4

3

3480

3

N

Y

2521 EAGLE RUN DR

780,000

5

3

3224

3

Y

N

1011 SUNFLOWER CR

580,000

6

4

3373

3

Y

N

2581 JARDIN DR

725,000

5

3.5

3462

2

Y

Y

1270 CROSSBILL CT

470,000

4

2

2715

2

N

N

1941 HARBOR VIEW CR

555,000

6

4

3446

2

Y

N

1000 BAMBOO LN

427,000

4

3.5

1989

2

N

N

2510 JARDIN DR

540,000

5

3

2936

2

Y

N

599 PIGEON PLUM WY

377,000

4

2.5

2326

2

N

N

2660 OAKBROOK LN

545,000

4

2.5

2993

2

N

Y

1575 ZENITH WY

329,000

4

2

1517

2

N

N

CComplimentary Home Staging For All New Listingss0ARA%SPA×OLLLAMEA   Source: Local Multiple Listing System(MLS) and Broward County Tax Records. Information is believed to be accurate but is not warranted. If you should have any questions or would like further information, please contact Mollie Light at (954) 336-9006.


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Alan GefďŹ n, Bonnie Pomerant, Tracy & Ed Dikes

David and Beth Geduld with Lisa Lee

CEO Connect

Howard Dvorkin, CEO Consolidated Credit, Heiko Dobrikow, Mike Grimme & Lifestyle Media Group Publisher Jim Norton

Ken Crawford, Patricia Kneski & Lisa Crawford of Sit in My Seats

Allied Kitchens Bill Fienberg & Patrick Daoud of Daouds Jewelers

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Howard Dvorkin, Andy Fox, Gary Press

Howard Dvorkin, Sandra Mayer, Bob Birdsong and Peter Berg

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Kenneth Kandell and Jill Horowitz


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Century Village Chapter President Lois Marmelstein, JAFCO Communications Director Yolande Wijtenburg, Ingrid Jaffe and Myra Olshanksy

Mara Gober, New Godparent Pin Susan Weisman and JAFCO Executive Director Sarah Franco

Spirit of Life Luncheon

Myra Shavghnessy, Janet Fabricant, Helene Weicholz, Fran Krathen

Godparent Margie Albert and Ibby Schulman

Broward County School Board Chair Laurie Rich Levinson, Sen. Nan Rich, Cochairs Lyssa Flayman and Jennifer Alman

Now in its 11th year, the Michelle Goldstein Spirit of Life Luncheon is one of JAFCO’s most important and meaningful fundraisers. More than 200 people attended this year’s event held at the Weston Hills Country Club, raising more than $40,000 plus nine Godparent commitments. To learn more visit www.jafco.org.

Lucy Fernandez, Ruth Marshall, Sponsor Ryan Case of Rick Case Automotive, Linda Rivera, Sandy Corazza

Louise Jacowitz Allen, Lori Meyers, Mara Gober, Debbie Grossman, Miriam Bedells, Ingrid Jaffe, Jennifer Alman, Lyssa Flayman, Kerri Olinick, Michelle Ramer, Dr. Sandi Rizzo-Weiner, Mariann Marinberg, Rochelle Umschweis (Not pictured: Evelyn Beddow, Doris Berkell, Marilyn Hymowitz, Elizabeth Lender, Aliza Novie, Beth Salamone, Joy Werman, Elsa Zoberg)

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ROCK UNITED The United Way of Broward County’s Young Leaders Society hosted Rock United, the organization’s Battle of the Bands contest. Nearly 500 people were in attendance of the event on September 20 at Revolution Live. Participating bands included: Brutal, Buster Down, EXECutioners, Pilot Error, Rejection Damage, Shatterglass, The Associates and The Von. The 2013 Rock United champion was Rejection Damage! Employees from JM Family Enterprises support The Associates

Tara Tolzien, Chrissy Conti, Katelyn Tolzien and Christie Hamilton

CEO Kathleen Cannon with 2013 Rock United winner, Rejection Damage

Fran and Joe Eppy

The Associates from JM Family Enterprises, Inc

Ryan and Christina Shea

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Scott and Patti Parker

EXECutioners of Executives’ Association of Ft. Lauderdale


c 954.646.6332 Liz Caldwell, Realtor® lizcaldwell.com lizbcaldwell@gmail.com Las Olas 1700 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL Weston Town Center 2000 Main St., Weston, FL

Offered at $3,690,000

Offered at $1,095,000

Offered at $899,000

Las Olas Isles 6,970 SF, Waterfront home w/100' dock. 5 bed/5 baths, gourmet kitchen, family room, large playroom, 3 car garage, & guest house. Patio & pool.

Coral Ridge Country Club 2,559 SF, Waterfront home w/56' dock & direct ocean access, 3 bed/ 4 bath, remodeled kitchen & baths. Patio & pool.

Las Olas Isles 1,986 SF, Renovated waterfront townhome w/dock. 3 bed/2.5 baths, new doors & impact windows. Balcony & patio.

Offered at $3,875,000

Offered at $364,900

Rental - Reduced to $4,900

Windmill Ranch Estates 8,400 SF, Remodeled 5 bed/6 bath/2 half bath, formal office, play room, elevator, 4 car garage on over 1 Acre,& lake views. Patio & pool.

Weston's San Remo 1,542 SF, 3 bed/2 bath, screened porch & lake view. Updated kitchen. Neutral décor.

Weston's Eagle Watch 3,326 SF, 5 bed/3 bath, new kitchen, split bedroom plan. Patio & pool on oversized pie shape lot.

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David Kohl and Broward Health Commissioner Debbie Kohl.

Roz Perlmutter, Susan Renneisen, Joan Ast, Charlotte Mather-Taylor, Gena Osceola, John Bandes, Doris Sipos & Marge Osceola

20th ANNUAL CELEBRITY CHEFS Hundreds of guests were once again amazed by the culinary talents of some of the finest chefs in South Florida at the Ann Storck Center’s 20th Annual Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction. Over $330,000 was raised at the event held on Friday, September 27 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. MariCarmen Sega, Bobby Brandt, Samantha Gamero & Brendan Thomas

Katie McCarthy, Susan Renneison and Alyssa Lovitt.

Cindy and David Horowitz and Kim.

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Mr. & Mrs. Hochberg, Charlotte Mather-Taylor & Jon Bandes

Shari Wells, Lori Hayes, Cindy Valenchis & Norine Buchbinder

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