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DECEMBER 2013

AT THE SUNSET CATCH | GOOD WILL PAINTING | HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

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DECEMBER 2013

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS – BELIEVE The year is coming to a close and I am grateful for the success at Lifestyle Media Group. A little more than 10 years ago, I was sitting in my dining room with a vision to grow a business that would build a better community: A world class magazine company supporting our community, company and clients. My goal was 10 magazines in 10 years to fulfill this dream. I also envisioned an elite marketing, creative and editorial team that would be the envy of other firms. This year we not only achieved the objective, but met my expectations of being poised for further growth. Now, I have the privilege to welcome the former Editorin-Chief of the South Florida Business Journal to the Lifestyle Media Group Team. Kevin Gale joins the journey to put us on the pinnacle of being the most relevant local content provider to our readers while elevating the reputation of our advertising partners. He brings the experience and expertise to ensure a sustainable media company. I am proud to introduce him as our Editor-inChief! Other publications try to cultivate the market, however, only Lifestyle Magazines has given its heart and soul to support our city and those organizations in it, throughout the years. This investment has been beneficial to all concerned. Feedback tells me our readers and advertising partners place a great value on the effort and the mutually beneficial results. Our commitment is to continue this endeavor. With Kevin on board, we have furthered our pledge to elevate our reputation, as well as that of our clients and community. We will work together to help everyone achieve greatness. Speaking of greatness, in this issue we look at celebrities who have chosen to make our community their hometown. From sports icons to those we see on television and the movie screen, our city has provided all the comforts the stars desire. I hope you find this feature interesting and insightful, as well as an affirmation you also made a great decision to live right here! I conclude with the hope that your year has met your expectations, you have achieved all your goals, and the New Year looks even brighter. If it hasn’t, I encourage you to continue to press on to attain your dreams. Look up, get up and never give up! Believe. Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanza and Happy New Year! As always, enjoy the Lifestyle. Jim Norton, Publisher jim@lifestylemagazinegroup.com

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contents DECEMBER 2013

DEPARTMENTS 10 18 22 26 28

Buzz Best Bets Cultural Calendar New Year’s Eve Guide Top 5 List: Best BBQs

SHOPPING 30 Going to Great Lengths

When it comes to feminine fashion, skirts rule

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RETAIL 32 Bigger, Faster, Better

The new Rick Case VW dealership is the largest in the world

SPORTS 36 Broward’s Winningest Coach

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NSU University School’s Head Coach Roger Harriott

PROFILE 40 Good Will Painting

LIFESTYLE ADVICE 61 Our experts give their opinion on business, health, family and more

BUSINESS 44 Business Report Card

HAPPENINGS 70 JAFCO Heroes Gala 72 March of Dimes 74 Fearless MS Fashion Luncheon 76 Have A Heart Charity Concert

Local artist Joseph Gormley raises thousands for charity

A good year for Broward economic development

FEATURES 47 The Bright Lights of Broward

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While the paparazzi usually focus on the hot sands of Miami Beach, Broward is not without its own glitz and glamour. Here’s a city-by-city list of the celebrities among us.

54 Your Guide to the 2013 Winterfest Boat Parade

How to enjoy the greatest show on H2O

DINING 58 Sunset Catch

Superb sunsets with Palermo-inspired seafood

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SCENE ON SITE 78 Bubbles & Bones Gala 80 Mayors’ Gala 82 Winterfest Kick Off 84 Celebrity Golf Classic 86 In Jacob’s Shoes Hits the Links 88 Face off with the Florida Panthers 90 Perla Lichi’s Grand Opening


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Clean Bill of Health Broward Hospitals Named “Top Performers”

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Hello Sunny South Florida Broward tourism launches a $6.5 million advertising campaign As a South Floridian you have no problem picturing yourself lounging on a sunny beach on any given afternoon. But for prospective “snow birds,” that image takes a little more creative effort to paint. That’s why Greater Fort Lauderdale tourism officials are banking on a new multimillion-dollar advertising campaign to boost interest in the destination and attract more overnight visitors in 2014. Using the theme “SPF (Sunny Partner Focus) 2014, We’ve Got You Covered,” the marketing initiative will include major consumer events in key markets such as New York. One ad campaign will feature heated bus-shelter seats in the shape of lounge chairs by Grand Central Station in January. “We are once again raising the bar with a $6.5 million advertising program, the most ever spent in the bureau’s history, and aim to shatter our record-breaking tourism numbers in 2014,” said Nicki E. Grossman, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. Similar marketing efforts are planned for Chicago in February, Washington, D.C. in March and São Paulo, Brazil, in April, as part of the “We’ve Got You Covered” road show.

MJ Helps Dedicate An HIV Museum World’s First Will Open in Wilton Manors

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It has been 21 years since basketball great Earvin “Magic” Johnson shocked the world by announcing that he was HIV positive. Coming full circle, Johnson was in Broward recently to dedicate the World AIDS Museum and Educational Center, the first of its kind in the U.S. The museum, to open early next year, was funded by a $94,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Broward, and from 34 individual donations of at least $1,200 each. The museum will feature an “AIDS Chronology,” a multimedia timeline of the disease, and a room where people can video personal stories for a “virtual quilt” of memories. Beyond its importance as an archival record, museum President Steven Sagon sees the facility as a tourist attraction.

The Joint Commission is the leading independent U.S. health care inspection agency. Each year it rates U.S. hospitals for their commitment to quality and helping improve health care for the public, based on annual data about clinical-processes shown to be the best treatments for certain conditions. This not-for-profit organization accredits and certifies more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs. The good news: This year’s report named 16 Broward medical centers as “Top Performers,” including Broward Health Coral Springs, Holy Cross Hospital, and Plantation General Hospital for their excellence in treating heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia, as well as their surgical care. Also included was Broward Health Imperial Point and Westside Regional Medical Center.


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Walk of Fame The Broward Education Foundation honors distinguished alumni Nearly 400 people showed up in downtown Fort Lauderdale for the Broward Education Foundation’s inaugural Hall of Fame awards program for distinguished alumni. With former Dolphin Twan Russell serving as emcee, seven outstanding alumni were honored for contributions to education and community—and their own success. Among those honored were educators Dr. Dorothy Jackson Orr (retired Broward public school deputy superintendent), Erik Anderson (Tropical Elementary principal), Susan Franklin Adams Colton (Parkside Elementary principal) and Lori Sessions (JP Taravella High School theater

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director). For achievements outside the classroom, honors went to City of Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Bobby DuBose, Great American Farms CEO Alan Levy, and Stiles Corporation Chairman and CEO Terry Stiles. All honorees attended public school in Broward, and all were awarded

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with a Hollywood-style star in the granite pavers outside the Broward County School Board headquarters. “Every student has potential, and it’s our job to ensure they reach their full potential,” said Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie at the late October ceremony.

Plans for Sustainability Go Solar A $1.575 million grant will reduce the cost of installing solar panels in Broward Broward County continues to make strides in the battle for sustainability. After trimming the time it takes to obtain a rooftop solar permit to 30 minutes with online permitting, the Go SOLAR Florida team is now tackling the issue of cost. Since most expenses to install solar panels are “soft costs”—anything other than the equipment itself, such as installation and maintenance—the U.S. Department of Energy issued a Rooftop Solar Challenge II to encourage local communities to cut those extra fees. The reward: A $1.575 million grant. The Go SOLAR Florida team, which includes nine Broward cities, the city of Venice in Sarasota County, the Florida Solar Energy Center and Florida Atlantic University, was one of only 8 recipients of the Rooftop Solar Challenge to receive the award nationwide. Over the next 2½ years the money will help fund everything from technical assistance to financing programs to a solar energy festival, currently set for June 6-7 in Fort Lauderdale.

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DECEMBER 20 Y-100 Jingle Ball 2013

DECEMBER 7-8 Orchid, Garden & Gourmet Food Festival Bonnet House Museum & Gardens will be blooming during its Orchid, Garden and Gourmet Food Festival featuring the 7th Annual Orchid and Exotic Plant Sale on December 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Orchid enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see and buy an exclusive selection of orchids and exotic plants. In addition to the unique collection of exotic orchids and plants sold by over 40 local vendors, the two-day event will feature gourmet food trucks, libations, orchid care lectures, cooking and gardening demonstrations, a silent auction display, live music and a farmer’s market. You can also enjoy a self-guided tour of the house for $8. When: Dec. 7-8 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Where: Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Tickets: $10 for members & $12 for non-members

DECEMBER 13-22 The Nutcracker Enjoy the charm of the holidays with the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida’s sparkling production of the classic ballet “The Nutcracker.” Performed to Tchaikovsky’s memorable score and based on the popular story by Ernest Hoffman, “The Nutcracker” is the ideal introduction to the magnificent world of ballet and perfect holiday entertainment year after year. Follow the magical story of a young girl who receives a prince-shaped nutcracker for Christmas. At night when everyone else is sleeping, she creeps through the house to visit her gift, only to discover that he and the other toys have come alive and are battling an army of mice! When: December 13 – 22 at various times Where: Aventura Arts & Cultural Center / Parker Playhouse Tickets: $10 (Grades 4 – 12)

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It’s going to be another HOT holiday with Y100’s Jingle Ball 2013, the season’s biggest annual music event. Y100’s on-air personalities, Mack, Nina and Nick of the “Mack with Nina & Nick” show, officially announced the all-star performers for Y100’s Jingle Ball 2013, which will include Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Austin Mahone, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Armin Van Buuren, Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, Flo Rida, Avril Lavigne, Jason Derulo and Fifth Harmony. Jam Wireless Speakers is the presenting sponsor for Y100’s Jingle Ball 2013. Every year, Y100’s Jingle Ball gives back to the community to celebrate the holiday season. This year’s official charity for Y100’s Jingle Ball 2013 is the Ryan Seacrest Foundation – $1 of each ticket sold will be donated to the non-profit organization, which is dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education-focused initiatives. When: Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Where: BB&T Center Tickets: $60.25 $270.25


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Bailey Concert Hall 3501 SW Davie Rd., Fort Lauderdale 954-201-6884 or bailyhall.org BB&T 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise 954-835-7000 or thebbtcenter.com Bonnet House Museum & Gardens 900 N. Birch Rd., Fort Lauderdale 954-563-5393 or bonnethouse.org

Russia’s Nureyev State Ballet Theatre performs Cinderella

decemBER events

Theater / Dance The Book of Mormon

What: Religious satire musical by South Park creators. When: Dec. 1 – Dec. 22 at Various Times Where: Broward Center Tickets: $70 - $155 Who Killed the Boss? What: Hilarious holiday office party murder mystery dinner theater show. When: Dec. 1 – Dec. 22 at 7 p.m., Sundays at 5 p.m. Where: Coral Springs Center for the Arts Tickets: $59 (plus 2 drink minimum) Laffing Matterz: With a Vengeance

references. When: Dec. 1 - March 22 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Broward Center Tickets: $63 - $69, New Year’s Eve $125

What: A musical comedy

based on the 1980 hit movie. When: Dec. 13 – Jan. 19 at Various Times Where: Broward Stage Door Theatre Tickets: $38 The Last Night of Ballyhoo What: A musical about the biggest social event of the season in Christmas of 1939—Ballyhoo. When: Dec. 15 – Dec. 31 at Various Times Where: Broward Stage Door Theatre Tickets: $38

What: Dinner theater with

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Broward Stage Door Theatre 8036 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs 954-344-7765 or stagedoortheatre.com

ballet about a young girl and prince-shaped nutcracker. When: Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. Where: Coral Springs Center for the Arts Tickets: $28.62 The Nutcracker

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The Nutcracker What: Popular holiday

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What: Popular holiday ballet performed by the Russian Ballet of Orlando. When: Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. Where: Sunrise Civic Center Tickets: $10 - $18 The Chocolate Nutcracker What: Ashanti Cultural Arts adaptation of “The Nutcracker.” When: Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. Where: Broward Center Tickets: $15 Cinderella What: Russia’s Nureyev State Ballet Theatre performs Cinderella. When: Dec. 29 at 3 p.m. Where: Parker Playhouse Tickets: $33.50 - $65.50

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 Miniaci Performing Arts Center 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr Blvd., Davie 954-262-5480 or miniacipac.com Parker Playhouse 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale 954-357-7444 or parkerplayhouse.com Sunrise Civic Center 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise 954-747-4646 or sunrisefl.gov

Music Chris Mann What: Chris Mann, from the NBC TV show “The Voice,” in holiday concert.


in the botanical gardens at night. When: Dec. 6-8, 15, 21-22 at 5 p.m. Where: Flamingo Gardens Tickets: $18 for kids 12+, $10 for kids 4-11, $15 for seniors Seussical at Broward Center What: Dr. Seuss’s bestloved stories turned musical caper. When: Dec. 6 & 7 at Various Times Where: Broward Center Tickets: $7 (Grades K – 2) Brazilian Voices

American blues rock band ZZ Top

When: Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Coral Springs

Center for the Arts Tickets: $40.28 Donny & Marie Christmas in South Florida What: Donny & Marie perform holiday songs in their special Christmas tour. When: Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Where: BB&T Tickets: $45.75 - $121.25 A Chorus of Season Greetings What: Symphony of the

Americas holiday concert. When: Dec. 8-10 at Various Times Where: Broward Center Tickets: $60 - $80

Tickets: $40 Symphony of the Americas What: SOA’s holiday concerto. When: Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. Where: Bailey Concert Hall Tickets: $10 - $35 Tierney Sutton and Shelly Berg Trio

What: BSO’s holiday concerto. When: Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. Where: Bailey Concert Hall Tickets: $5 - $10

What: American country music artist Trace Adkins in concert. When: Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Hard Rock Live Tickets: $61.50 - $81.50 ZZ Top

Society concert. When: Dec. 11 at 7:45 p.m. Where: Broward Center Tickets: $40

What: American blues rock

band ZZ Top in concert. When: Dec. 28 at 8 p.m. Where: Hard Rock Live Tickets: $49 - $84

Beres Hammond What: Reggae singer Beres Hammond concert. When: Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. Where: Hard Rock Live Tickets: $59 - $79

What: South Florida Jazz’s Cyrus Chestnut Trio with special guest Russell Malone in concert. When: Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. Where: Miniaci Performing Arts Center

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Salute to Vienna New Year’s Eve concert featuring The Strauss Symphony of America, including more than 75 musicians and dancers. 8 p.m. $48-$71. The RRAZZ Room Night Club’s New Year’s Celebration with special guests Guy Richards and Jerry Cardone. 10:30 p.m. $55-$65. coralspringscenterforthearts. com or 954-344-5990.

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Owned by the drummer from Iron Maiden, there is heavy metal music on the big screen and enough platinum records and guitars for a rock museum. What really rocks here is the pulled pork, which melts in your mouth, and the ribs aren’t bad either. The sauces are sweet; the hot sauce has a nice tang and the mustard sauce is very tasty. Overall it’s the most upscale BBQ environment out there, with drop lighting, dark wood and window booths. The sauce for the fried onion rings is take-home good. Great coleslaw, too. 4651 State Rd. 7, Coral Springs 954-345-7429 (RIBZ)

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n a hot day in August, construction magnate Terry Stiles took the podium at a topping off ceremony for a new building his crew was racing to complete: A Volkswagen dealership in a strip of Davie along I-75 that borders Weston. Behind him a massive slab of pre-cast concrete, decorated with U.S., Florida and Styles Corp. flags, was readied for its final hoist to the top. “I just wanted to thank my guys for all their hard work,” he said, noting that two crews had worked 12 hours a day, six days a week to erect the structure in record time. “Of course it’s still not fast enough for Rick Case,” he said, with a deliberate wink. The structure that Styles’ workers were laboring to wrap up is purportedly the largest VW dealership in the world, both in terms of height and square footage. Its job: To house so many new VWs that any combination

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of color, style, interior and option package would be available to a would-be customer. Like some scene out of the Matrix, where rows and rows of armaments pop up to offer a seemingly infinite choice, the idea is that you can dial up your dream auto and have it available immediately. It’s also the latest jewel in the crown for Case, one of South Florida’s auto dealership kingpins, with a reputation for being driven and getting things done. “We’re just trying to make it easy for the customer,” says Case, whose auto dealership empire includes Nissan, Volvo, Toyota, VW, Fiat and Honda outlets. “To make it fast and easy to buy a car.” That may seem like an obvious tactic in a world of incredible choice options, but it’s really a new wrinkle in an old business—and just the latest in Case’s “We’re just trying to arsenal of tools to attract make it easy for the new customers and retain customer. To make it existing ones. Among his earlier fast and easy to buy innovations: Doubling the a car,” says Rick Case. factory warranties of his cars. Which means that if a carmaker guarantees its vehicles for five years and/or 10,000 miles, Case doubles that to 10 years and/or 20,000 miles. Which is one reason that he stopped carrying lines of American cars 20 years ago (“They’re better now, but back then I was constantly doing warranty work,” he says.)


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Another perk for customers: A discount gasoline center, where Case sells fuel to his customers at cut-rate prices. “We buy tankers and sell the gas at wholesale prices,” he says. “But better still are the car washes. All you have to do is pull up and get a car wash.” He also lures customers back with a rewards card program, so that every time they buy a car from a Rick Case dealership they earn points toward future discounts. “The Rick Case rewards save you hundreds, even thousand of dollars—and the car washes are free!” As for the new VW dealership, Case’s superlatives are matched by some record-breaking figures. At 95 feet high, it actually is the tallest, and

at 328,000 square feet, it actually is the largest VW dealership in the world. Case would have made it larger, but it was the biggest he could get the city of Davie to approve. When it comes on line this month (December) it will house 800 cars and 200 employees, most of them armed with iPads so they can instantly supply information to customers who will travel with them by elevator to one of eight floors, all stocked with different models, all basking in the glow of LED lighting. It’s all part of the Case here-andnow approach to sales, including keeping models of the competition in house. “If they say I’m going to look at [another make] we’ll let them try it

right then,” he says. Case, meanwhile, continues to push the envelope of both the art and science of selling cars. Last year he celebrated his 50th year in the business, and this year he’s announced a three-year sponsorship agreement with the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. In exchange, Rick Case automobiles will be on display at BCPA—along with signage, playbill ads and a lobby kiosk. “I just love the business,” says Case. “I love dealing with people.” That is fortunate, since 600,000 BCPA patrons will be filing past his new car displays each year. And if they want a particular VW, there’s certain to be one in stock. Q LMGFL.COM | DECEMBER 2013

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Broward’s Winningest Coach NSU’S UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL IS THE REIGNING STATE CHAMPION, WHICH IS WHY SO MANY COLLEGES KEEP TRYING TO STEAL ITS SECRET WEAPON. by ryan cortes

he first time colleges called Roger Harriott and asked him politely to leave his job and join their teams he wasn’t even a state champion. Not anymore. Harriott, who took over the high school football program at NSU’s University School in 2007, hasn’t had a losing season since—including the 2010-2012 years of 12-1,12-1, and 14-1. But the best was last year, when Harriott steered his squad to a 13-0 record and a 24-17 win in the Class 3A state championship game against a team from Madison, FL. “Every team has a different personality and last year’s team just was determined to win,” Harriott says. Funny thing is, most people didn’t think Harriott would still be the coach last year. He had earlier accepted a job offer to become the running-backs coach at Syracuse University before having a change of heart. “It was the most agonizing decision my wife Merisa and I had to make,” he says. “It was a very flattering opportunity.” After thinking things through, however, Harriott decided to stay. “We felt like that opportunity might disrupt our family dynamic. So we decided to turn it back around and come back to University School. It’s been nothing but a blessing.” That hasn’t stopped college football coaches from ringing Harriott’s phone, however. It’s only gotten worse since he won the Class 3A state title last year, including the Sun Sentinel naming him one of the top candidates for the vacant FAU head coach gig. “It has been a difficult process because there’ve been several intercollegiate programs that have offered me various positions, just recently,” says Harriott. “It’s just humbling, to be honest with you.” What keeps Harriott at University School, the high school on the Davie campus of Nova Southeastern University, is what he calls the school’s “therapeutic environment,” which gives students a safe place to grow. “It’s just a very heartwarming and welcoming place.” Harriott, a former running back for St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Villanova University, also thrives on the opportunities that football presents for teaching life lessons to high school students. Just recently, Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin made the news because he left the team amid reports that he was bullied. Harriott didn’t shy away from talking about it with his team.

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After that moment I knew I wanted to help others… and that I could use my gift of painting to do it,” he says. Since then, Joseph’s artwork has graced the walls of the Sun Life Stadium, the BB&T Center, and the homes of dozens of celebrities. His paintings have been seen and signed by celebrities like Rod Stewart, David Beckham, Steven Tyler, Wimbledon winner Andy Murray, ex-Miami Hurricane Bennie Blades, Seattle Seahawks players Marshawn Lynch and quarterback Russell Wilson. And he has raised money for several charitable organizations, including The Osacar Knox Appeal, The Yorkhill Children’s Foundation, The Eilidh Brown Memorial Fund, The Prestige Club, and The Boys and Girls Club. “This is just the beginning of my American Dream,” says Joseph. “One day I hope to reach my goal of raising $1 million for charity. Coming to America and making a million for myself, that’s boring—it’s been done. But, coming to America and raising a million for other people—that will tell people, long after I’m gone, about what kind of man I wanted to be. My artwork is a legacy I will be proud to leave behind.” Q To check out Joseph’s art and his future fundraising events, visit www.josephgormley.com.


 



     

 

 

   

       



 

   

   



    

    

  

   

   

    

   



  

   

  

  

  

 

     





    

  

  

  

 

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Business Report Card A Good Year For Broward Economic Development

Alliance CEO Bob Swindell overlooks downtown Fort Lauderdale

By J.P. Faber

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ach fall the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance announces its achievements in economic development at an annual mega meeting. This year’s presentation at the Signature Grand in Davie marked the Alliance’s 50th birthday—it was first founded as the Broward Industrial Board in 1963—and drew a record audience of 650. One big focus was on new transportation initiatives underway or planned for Broward County, one reason why Dave Barger, president and CEO of JetBlue Airways, was the keynote speaker. He used the occasion to reveal expansion plans for the airline at Fort LauderdaleHollywood International Airport. Barger’s report was just one of a bevy of announcements about new companies, new jobs and, equally important, retained jobs—those that might have gone elsewhere without incentives to stay. Altogether the alliance, Broward County’s official public/private partnership for economic development, reported that it helped attract 22 new company relocations and expansions during its 201213 fiscal year ending Sept. The result: more than 1,700 new value-added jobs, nearly 1,500 retained jobs and more than $180 million in new capital investment. Some of the companies that relocated or expanded in Broward County were: • Actavis, a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in Davie, is adding 220 new jobs and retaining 509 jobs, and will make a $40.5 million capital investment. • Anthem Education, a Fort Lauderdale headquarterd company for post-secondary educational institutions, is adding 70 new jobs and retaining 85. • Citrix, the leading software developer with headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, is adding 200 new jobs and making a $7.5 million capital investment.

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• Great Healthworks, a Hollywood company that develops and manufactures nutraceuticals, will add 401 jobs and retain 320. • Parallon, a healthcare company/workforce solutions company headquartered in Sunrise, will add 125 new jobs and retain 164, and plans to invest $3.9 million. The alliance also announced two new company expansions, starting with People’s Trust Insurance Co., a Florida-based company that provides affordable homeowner’s insurance. New to Broward, it will provide 500 jobs—300 immediately and 200 more in the next 24 months—as it moves into the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University’s Deerfield “This past year was a Beach campus. banner year for the The second was Nyrstar, a global Alliance,” said Bob mining and metals business, which Swindell, president and will establish its new corporate CEO of the Greater Fort headquarters for the Americas in downtown Fort Lauderdale, adding Lauderdale Alliance. 25 new jobs at an average salary of “Our work to diversify Broward’s economy, with $143,000. “This past year was a banner year our partners, is paying off for the alliance,” said Bob Swindell, in many ways...” president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance. “Our work to diversify Broward’s economy, with our partners, is paying off in many ways—including the fact that Broward County had the lowest unemployment rate of any urban area in Florida for all of 2013.” At its annual fete, the alliance also installed FP&L executive Ben Wesley as the new chairman of the board, and awarded Mike Jackson, Chairman and CEO of AutoNation, with its 2013 Ray Ferrero Jr. Economic Development Leadership Award. Q


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While the paparazzi usually focus on the hot sands of Miami Beach, the Fort Lauderdale area is not without its own glitz and glamour. There are lots of hometown kids who went off to make it big, as well as famous (and infamous) faces that have settled down here. They are the Bold and the Beautiful of Broward who have made their mark in the world. Here is a city-by-city survey of the celebrities among us.

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jennifer taylor Beautiful Jennifer Taylor was born in Hoboken, NJ, but raised in the “Community of Excellence,” Coral Springs! Her first exposure came as first runner up for Miss Florida USA in 1995 and 1996. Jennifer got her first acting break in the movie Wild Things. Since then she has appeared in several television shows and movies, with her most notable role as Chelsea in the comedy hit series Two and a Half Men.

SAMMY SOSA Even if you are ignorant about sport athletes, there are a few names that everyone has heard of. Coral Springs resident Samuel Peralta “Sammy” Sosa is one such great. This Dominican Republic baseball player established himself as a dominant slugger in Major League Baseball, hitting 609 homeruns— which puts him 5th behind Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, and Barry Bonds.

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Jeordie White Bassist & songwriter Jeordie White is more widely known by his stage name of Twiggy Ramirez from Marilyn Manson. Raised in Coral Springs, he admits to growing up on Star Wars and heavy metal before he eventually embraced the music scene of Fort Lauderdale. He has since played with both A Perfect Circle and the touring band for Nine Inch Nails before his return to Marilyn Manson.

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sloane stephens Born in Plantation, young Sloane Stephens was first introduced to tennis at the age of 9. Twenty years later and this amazing athlete is now ranked as the number 12 singles player in the world by the Women’s Tennis Association. This So Fla girl returned home and now currently resides in Coral Springs.

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johnny carson John William Carson has been known by many names, including the turbaned psychic ‘Carnac the Magnificent;’ most know him as Johnny Carson, host of The Tonight Show. Back in 1965, Coral Springs had their second land sale to expand the community, but this time Johnny was on hand to emcee the event; he bought and later sold a reported 55 acres.


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A Stoneman Douglas alumni and Princeton graduate (B.A. in Architecture), she is a striking beauty that placed third in Maxim magazine’s Hometown Hotties. She landed the role of Heather Stevens in The Young & The Restless for which she received an Emmy nomination in 2008. She will be appearing in the independent movie Too Late due out next year.

Labeled the “godfathers of pop punk,” New Found Glory members Ian Grushka, Jordan Pundik, Ryan Primack, and Steven Klein all attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Along with groups like Blink-182, the members of NFG helped drive the pop punk movement that was the defining sound of the first decade of 2000. Attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

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CONNIE FRANCIS Parkland is full of musical talent including such greats as resident Connie Francis, the chart-topping female vocalist with hits from the 50s and 60s, and the star of Where the Boys Are. She is an international star that has recorded in nine languages. Yet Connie hasn’t let time slow her down with her new EP release A Soldier Died Today this past November.

Born as Jacqueline Titone in Coral Springs, she later attended Stoneman Douglas High. She persued modeling with national and international fashion companies. She then moved onto movies with roles in Duece Bigalow and Big Daddy. She eventually met and married comedian and actor Adam Sandler and became Jackie Sandler.

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DARA tORRES Hailing from the “Environmentally Proud” city of Parkland, Dara Torres has come home with 12 Olympic medals for Team USA. This Olympic four time Gold Medalist and Parkland resident has proven that that age has nothing to do with performance. She continues to use her swimming talents for charitable work with Swim Across America, which raises funds for cancer research. Olympic Gold Medalist

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DWAYNE JOHNSON Actor and semi-retired professional wrestler Dwayne Douglas Johnson (a.k.a. “The Rock”) has carved out a major movie career. This resident of Davie and Southwest Ranches has come a long way from playing college football with the University of Miami. He continues being a popular favorite with roles in Pain & Gain, G.I. Joe: Retaliation and The Fast & Furious franchise. He currently hosts TNT’s realty show The Hero, and will be starring as the demi-god himself in Hercules.

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Plantation-born and two-time Daytime Emmy nominated actress Alicia Minshew is best known for her nine year portrayal of Kendall Hart on All My Children. Upcoming projects include a lead role in the indie film Desires of The Heart. She will also be seen in the highlyanticipated web series Tainted Dreams, as well as Beacon Hill. From Plantation, FL

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Wi l l i a m Leonard Roberts II is probably more recognized by his stage name of Rick Ross. This controversial American rapper was raised in Carol City and debuted his first album Port of Miami in 2008. He has since released 5 more albums including Mastermind earlier this year. He currently lives in Long Lake Ranches in the Davie area.

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JEFF GARLIN Comedian and actor Jeff Garlin has come a long way from being the class clown when he attended Nova High School in Davie. He has had recurring roles in Curb Your Enthusiasm and Arrested Development, and has been a recognizable voice for a few Pixar productions, such as WALL-E, Toy Story 3 and Cars 2. He currently stars in the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs.

Udonis Haslem He was born in Miami, and resides in Southwest Ranches. This Miami Heat player never stays on the bench long and showed loyalty by resigning in 2010 despite being offered more money to join the Dallas Mavericks or the Denver Nuggets. Haslem is the first undrafted player to lead the franchise in rebounding during the 2012-13 season.


Was on Dancing with the Stars Season 6

JASON TAYLOR Whether heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stopping a play or spinning across the dance ďŹ&#x201A;oor, this athlete is recognized by millions: Jason Taylor. This Miami Dolphins linebacker may have retired in Weston, but he is by no means out of the game. He keeps active with his appearance on Dancing With The Stars season 6 and his foundation work to improve the lives of children in South Florida.

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This Weston resident and Miami Dolphins retired quarterback is famous across the nation. Dan Marino is one of the most proliďŹ c passers in NFL history. But this star doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let it go to his head, using his power for charity and in particular for his foundation, dedicated to raising funds for research and services for children with neurodevelopment disabilities.

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This fresh face and Weston-born actress is on the verge of something big. Sami Gayle is best known as Nicky Reagan-Boyle in the cop drama Blue Bloods. She has already starred opposite Adrien Brodi in Detachment. Her next big role is in the movie Noah with Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, and Anthony Hopkins. We see a bright future for Sami.

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JOSE CANSENCO A controversial former Major League Baseball outďŹ elder and designated hitter, Jose Canseco was a long-time resident in Weston. This tall and tanned slugger is currently ranked 32nd on the MLB all-time list with 462 career homeruns. He later admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs during his playing career followed by a tellall book in 2005.

While the face of this boxing trainer and cornerman may not be recognizable, his name is synonymous with Mohammed Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard. This former resident of Weston was even called to train Russell Crowe for his role in Cinderella Man. In 1994, Angelo was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

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NIKI TAYLOR Fort Lauderdale native and supermodel Niki Taylor has appeared on the covers of Seventeen, Vogue and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. She was also the youngest spokes model to sign a contract with CoverGirl. She continued her career as a television interviewer and co-host, and even launched her own fragrance “Begin by Niki Taylor.”

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MARILYN MANSON Born as Brian Hugh Walker, this Broward College alumnus is better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson. While writing for South Florida entertainment magazine 25th Parallel, he met many of artists that influenced his music like Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. He has since been involved with a variety of projects including his own brand of absinthe called Mansinthe.

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wayne huizenga Entrepreneur extraordinaire Wayne Huizenga was raised in Fort Lauderdale and graduated from Pine Crest High School. Starting with a single garbage truck, he grew Waste Management, Inc. into a Fortune 500 company. Since then he has built up such companies as Blockbuster Video and AutoNation, and owned most of the South Florida sports teams including the Dolphins, the Marlins and the Panthers.

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This world-renown tennis super star was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale. After graduating from St. Thomas Aquinas High School, she went on to win 157 singles championships and 29 doubles titles. Evert has since returned home. She oversees her tennis academy in Boca Raton and helps coach the Saint Andrew’s High School tennis team.

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kelsey grammer He may not be a radio psychologist, but Pine Crest high school alumnus Kelsey Grammer rose to stardom with his role as Dr. Frasier Crane on Frasier. He’s also been the voice of Sideshow Bob on The Simpsons, executive producer for The Game, and has starred in movies such as X-Men 3: The Last Stand, Swing Vote, and the upcoming Transformers 4: Age of Extinction. Attended St. Thomas High


Went to Miramar High School

johnny Depp This actor once resided in Miramar until he dropped out of high school to pursue a musical career. John Christopher “Johnny” Depp was advised by Nicholas Cage to start acting. He soon became a teen idol thanks to his role in the TV series 21 Jump Street. He has had numerous roles including everyone’s favorite pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow, from The Pirates of the Caribbean movie series.

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Born in Hollywood, FL

Lives in Hillsboro Beach

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victoria justice Rising star Victoria Justice was born in Hollywood, FL, and in 2003 made the move to Hollywood, CA. In 2005 she landed her first recurring role in Nickelodeon’s Zoey 101. Her first starring role in a TV series was as Tori Vega in Victorious. She now pursues both an acting and musical career. Her single Gold was released earlier this year.

A bright star born in Hollywood and dubbed “The First Supermodel,” Janice Dickinson is recognizable from her early career when she graced the covers of Vogue, Marie Claire, and Cosmopolitan, and later as a long-time judge for America’s Top Model. Janice has continued on as photographer, author and executive of her own modeling agency.

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North Broward is not lacking in star power. Hillsboro Beach resident and financial advisor Suze Orman is best known for her talk show on CNBC. She started her own firm in 1987 before writing her first book; since then she has written 10 books and currently writes the financial advice column for O magazine. The Suze Orman Show is still running.

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norman reedus Some may not recognize the name Norman Reedus, but mention Daryl Dixon of Walking Dead and women melt. This Hollywood, Florida native had his first movie role in Guillermo del Toro’s film, Mimic. Reedus is also known for his role as Murphy McManus in the cult classic, Boondock Saints. Having modeled for Prada and Levi’s, he continues to woo the fairer sex. First Supermodel LMGFL.COM | DECEMBER 2013

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fest§ How to enjoy the greatest show on H2O

BY Ivette Figueroa

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hen you think of sunny South Florida, a winter wonderland with spectacular holiday lights, ornaments and whimsical decorations is not the image that dances through your mind. Yet, every December, for more than four decades, Fort Lauderdale transforms its waterways into a dazzling aquatic procession of maritime merriment. The Seminole Hard Rock’s Annual Winterfest Boat Parade, which many revelers call “the greatest show on H2O,” explodes onto the New River with more than 100 vessels, ranging in size from mega yachts to paddle boats, all gratuitously adorned in holiday splendor. The floating holiday party kicks off with an explosion of fireworks from a special barge as the flotilla starts on its 12-mile route at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, departing from the New River docks near the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The carnival convoy travels east past the historic Stranahan House and Riverside Hotel, moving down the New River before turning north on the Intracoastal Waterway. From there, the parade proceeds to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. Since its maiden voyage in 1971, the Winterfest Boat Parade has grown from a local celebration into an international holiday festival. It inspires community pride and increases awareness of the Greater Fort Lauderdale area as a flood of tourists join the festivities each year. “My involvement in Winterfest goes back about 20 years,” says Winterfest Chairman Ken Ortner. “I believe in giving back to my community and Winterfest is just one way I do so. Winterfest is a wonderful family event that has been a great economic benefit to Greater Fort Lauderdale.” This year’s theme, “Passport to Paradise,” brings a global flare to the parade. From Eiffel Tower masts to Mariachi bands on deck, boaters are encouraged to take you on a trip around the world. “Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is proud to

be a part of the Winterfest Boat Parade for another year,” says Michael Volkert, president of the parade’s lead sponsor, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. “This landmark celebration continues to be a holiday staple, highly anticipated by the community, and made possible through the dedication and creativity of our philanthropic leaders.”

Says John D. Brant, executive vice president at Patriot National Insurance Group (another parade sponsor), “At Patriot, we believe in supporting our community and nothing embodies the best of what South Florida is all about better than Winterfest.” As the seventh largest spectator event in the country, the parade attracts over one million attendees and is televised nationally to millions of homes. With so much hoopla, it might be hard to figure out where to take it all in. Not to worry. This guide will help you find the best vantage points so you don’t miss any of the action. Although the holiday season has already jump started with the exclusive White Party and Family Fun Day, there are still plenty of special events to enjoy. LMGFL.COM | DECEMBER 2013

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boat parade grandstand viewing black tie ball WHAT: The social soiree of the season, the Winterfest Black Tie Ball presented by Moët & Chandon, is a must see on your Winterfest roundup. “The Black Tie Ball is the social event of the year, bringing together all areas of business, philanthropic organizations and the community’s who’s who to celebrate the Winterfest season,” says Susan Renneisen, VP of community affairs and special events for Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. “Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is honored to have helped elevate this prestigious event to a level where supporters are reserving tickets even before receiving the official invitation.” Hosted at the Hard Rock Live, this elegant evening includes dinner, dancing, and a live auction of more than 250 items. During The Fidelity Investments Silent Auction you can bid on weekend vacations, such as the Wine Estate Vacation from Southern Wine & Spirits, cruises, dinner at your favorite restaurant, shopping sprees from Carroll’s Jewelers, sports memorabilia, fine art, collectibles and more. WHEN: Dec. 7 from 6 p.m. to midnight

WHERE: Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood TICKETS: Tables of 10 for $2,500 - $5,000; individual tickets are $250

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grand marshal reception WHAT: This invitation-only event will welcome the 2013 addition, Tori Spelling, to Winterfest’s star-studded history of Grand Marshals amidst local VIPs, dignitaries and sponsors. Past Grand Marshals included Deborah Norville, Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa, Shaquile O’Neal, Kim Kardashian, Jim Belushi and Alonzo Mourning. As the 42nd Grand Marshal, Tori will receive keys from the Mayors of Broward County and the City of Fort Lauderdale. Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale will also inscribe a brick for the Riverwalk Celebrity Walk of Fame in her honor.

WHEN: Dec. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood

WHAT: Take in the parade from the best seats on land at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. All seats are reserved and assigned, so make sure you snag your tickets early. Tickets can be purchased at select TigerDirect.com and Bennett Auto Supply stores, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino front desk, Winterfest office, official website, or by phone at 954-767-0686. All grandstand tickets include a voucher for a Miami Marlins home game during their 2014 season. You can park at The Galleria Mall for free and ride buses into the park from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and after the parade ($5 per person; Children 3 and under ride free). WHEN: Dec. 14 at 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale TICKETS: $10-$25


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Restaurant 305 South Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale (954) 3764741 www.brinyirishpubs.com/ riverfront Bahia Mar Beach Resort & Yachting Center 801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (954) 764-2233 www.bahiamarhotel. com Benihana 4343 Tradewinds Ave., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea (954) 776-0111 www.benihana.com Bokamper’s 1280 South Pine Island Rd., Plantation (954) 5337152 www.bokampers.com Blue Moon Fish Company

4405 West Tradewinds Ave., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea (954) 267-9888 www.bluemoonfishco. com » Chart House 3000 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale (954) 561-4800 www.chart-house.com » Gallery ONE - A DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel 2670 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (954) 565-3800 » Il Lugano Luxury Suite Hotel 3333 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale (954) 564-4400 www. illugano.com

Timeline bridge by bridge While it is difficult to pinpoint the location of the parade at any give time, the openings and closings of the bridges en route reliably mark off the beginning and end of the parade’s progress at that point. Bridge opening and closing times are approximate. The parade ‘peaks’ at 7 p.m. when it passes the Grandstand Viewing Area at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park.

Commercial Boulevard: Open 8 p.m., Close 11 p.m.

Oakland Park Boulevard: Open 7:40 p.m., Close 10 p.m.

3rd Avenue Bridge: Open 6 p.m., Close 8 p.m. 7th Avenue Bridge: Open 6:20 p.m., Close 8 p.m.

Sunrise Boulevard Bridge: Open 7:20 p.m., Close 9:30 p.m.

Andrews Avenue Bridge: Open 6 p.m., Close 8 p.m.

FEC Railroad Bridge: Open 4:30 p.m., Close 9 p.m.

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Mario’s Sunset Catch 101 N. Riverside Drive, Pompano Open 4–10 p.m. daily, ‘till 11 p.m. Fri. & Sat. Happy hour 4-7 p.m. Live music Thursdays with a Studio 54 Tribute Band once a month (954) 545-0901 or visit www.sunsetcatch.com

Sunset Catch Superb sunsets with Palermo-inspired seafood await you at Sunset Catch By Randi Aileen Press Dining Duchess™

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ew seafood restaurants are as sexy as Mario Spina’s Sunset Catch. Perched above the Marina at the Sands Harbor in east Pompano Beach, the Sunset Catch’s interior Pescatore Dining room and Lounge is decorated with beautiful blue stained glass, sheer curtains hanging from the ceiling and white wall murals that look like ocean waves and sand. The fresh fish displays and live lobster tank together with the panoramas of the waterways gives an overall chic but casual feeling. And if you enjoy dining outside, the Terrazzo overlooking the Intracostal Waterway seats up to 50 persons and

is superb at this time of year! Mario’s Sunset Catch concept is based on his roots from the seaport town of Palermo on Sicily’s Northern coast. A gastronomically rich culture, Palermo is renowned for its fresh fish, locally grown vegetables and herbs, and meats sold daily in the local food markets. Each meal is prepared with a taste of Palermo. Begin with the Burrata, a fresh Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream. It is velvety with sweet milky flavor, served with sautéed broccoli rabe and garlic. If you love mussels the chef prepares the plump black Mediterranean variety in either a fra diavolo or white wine


Far left: Black Ink Fettuccine Tre Pesce Near Left: Octopus & Conch Ceviche Below: Interior Pescatore Dinning Room of Mario’s Sunset Catch

The view from Mario’s Sunset Catch Terrazzo overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway

garlic sauce. For those who crave spicy, go with the fra diavolo. There are large pieces of tomatoes in the presentation and while zesty it isn’t too fiery. And you’ll be dipping your freshly baked bread into the remaining sauce after you’ve eaten the mussels! If you enjoy ceviche, theirs includes octopus and conch served citrus style with a hint of lemon, cilantro, chopped onions and tomatoes. For entrees, the Branzino (a European Seabass) is butterflied, deboned and served with baby Portobello mushrooms in a port wine reduction. Moist and delectable! I found the most tempting item on the menu to be the golden crab fettuccini. Although this selection is rich, you’ll want to share an order rather than pass it up. The golden crab comes from the deep, cold waters of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Ocean, and is named for the creamy-

beige color of their shell. The meat is sweet and delicate. If you aren’t in a seafood mood when you visit Mario’s Sunset Catch, the menu includes grilled New Zealand Lamb and New York Strip. The truffle oil French fries are crispy and incredible, so ask for those as a side! Leave room for dessert. The limoncello, imported from Italy, is a lemon Fra diavolo whole lobster liqueur served gelato style in a flute glass. It’s sweet and creamy. The homemade Cannoli was my favorite. The crust was light yet crunchy and the filling soft and rich. One is perfect but you will long for another. And if you happen to catch Winterfest Boat Parade fever, Sunset Catch provides the perfect viewing venue. For $99 per person, you can enjoy the passing flotilla Sudnay, Dec. 8, along with a five-course, family style meal. Call for reservations. Q LMGFL.COM | DECEMBER 2013

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WILL YOUR FINANCES BE READY FOR COLLEGE WHEN YOUR CHILD IS? A 529 Savings Plan Can Help

JAMES BONILLA District Director, Northwestern Mutual The South Florida Group 500 East Broward Blvd., Suite 2000 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33394 Phone 954-735-9000 James.bonilla@nm.com or visit James.bonilla.nm.com

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Higher education is one of the most important investments you can make for a child or grandchild’s future. In fact, studies suggest that a college degree may translate into significantly higher earning power over time. It’s no secret, though, that college is also expensive. How do you balance the high cost of college with other competing demands, such as saving for retirement or paying down debt? A popular and cost effective potential solution is a state-sponsored college savings plan. Commonly known as a 529 plan, it’s named after the section of the Internal Revenue Code that made this type of plan possible. What’s so great about 529 plans? In two words: tax benefits. The money you contribute to a 529 plan can grow free from federal income taxes. That means your investment earnings may compound faster than in a taxable account. What’s more, as long as you use your 529 savings to pay for qualified education expenses, such as tuition, room and board, books, and other necessary equipment and supplies, those withdrawals are also free from federal income tax. Some states even offer residents state income tax benefits on contributions and withdrawals. If you use 529 savings for non-qualified expenses, however, the earnings portion of your withdrawal may be subject to taxes and penalties. Giving You Flexibility With a 529 plan, you can save for higher education costs for just about anyone in your life — your children, grandchildren, other relatives, or even yourself if you decide to go back to school. There are generally no age limits for the account beneficiary and, unlike other tax-deferred investment programs, your ability to contribute is

not phased out at higher income levels. Most important, the money you save in a 529 plan can be used at any eligible college, university or vocational school. What if your child decides to skip college? The money you save in a 529 plan can be transferred to another family member, or even yourself, for higher-education costs although taxes and penalties may apply. Please consult the specific state’s plan document for specifics on transferring a 529 plan. A Winning Combination of Benefits Affording college for a child or grandchild requires careful planning. A 529 plan offers attractive benefits that can make it easier to save. Contact your financial professional to see if a 529 plan is right for your college savings needs.


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DR. SHINO BAY AGUILERA Dual Board Certified Dermatologic Surgeon Shino Bay Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Institute East Fort Lauderdale 350 E. Las Olas Boulevard Suites 110 + 120 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954.765.3005 www.ShinoBayDerm.com

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The Ultimate, leading edge, “NonSurgical Laser, Face, Eye and Neck Lifts” are available now at Shino Bay! We are now adding a choice of three of our own, new, unique, proprietary, invented techniques that were created by master Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera. They are “PreciseSculptTM, HD-SculptTM and RejuvaLiftSM. These procedures can take decades off a person’s appearance and give them better looking skin than someone many years younger. To replenish the volume of fat loss and bone loss on the face, we use a combination of our popular cosmetic procedures to create the ultimate in total facial rejuvenation. These include Botox, and Dysport, along with the newest and best dermal fillers such as Expressions, Boltero, Sculptra, Radiesse, and Voluma. We skillfully determine what best suits your individual needs in your complimentary consultation. Our expertise with fillers, which add back the volume and eliminate the folds, are combined with the latest, state of the art “Gold Standard” CO2 “Multi-Pulse” mircorablative laser. The laser takes care of the skin’s texture, tone and elasticity. It reverses years of sun damage, wrinkles and scars in just minutes and in one treatment. We are the in fact, the #1 office in the Entire USA in volume of treatments for Sculptra Aesthetic! No one treats more patients with Sculptra Aesthetic and are a Platinum level Top Injector and Physician Trainer for all the major

injectables! Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera is a holder of two board certifications and a Fellowship in Dermatology from the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, and the Chief Medical Director of the Dermatology Residency program at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Aguilera and the team at Shino Bay are internationally known, and are premier experts in optimal, natural looking, beauty restoration, Cosmetic lasers and age reversing techniques. The recently expanded, futuristic, world class, “Shino Bay Cosmetic Dermatology, Plastic Surgery and Laser Institute” is certified as a prestigious, “Laser Center of Excellence” and Physician Training Center for the United States and Latin America and is located on beautiful Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Call our office today at 954-7653005, for a Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation. For more information, and to view additional before and after treatment photos, visit www. ShinoBayDerm.com.

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DON’T GIVE UP ON TRADITIONAL MEDIA

CAREN BERG Senior Vice President 1776 N Pine Island Road Suite 320 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33322 954.370.8999 www.BoardroomPR.com

Caren Berg is senior vice president of Boardroom Communications, a fullservice PR and integrated marketing company based in Plantation. For more information, visit www. boardroompr.com or call (954) 370-8999.

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Everyone in the media industry has heard that newspapers are dying. Pundits have been saying this for years, and while some papers have decreased in size and staffing, they are by no means dead. Television has also seen many changes. Local news stations are usurped by 24-hours networks and on-line media. Radio has changed with the advent of satellite radio. As with every industry, media is evolving. Therefore, marketers and public relations professionals are adapting. This means that blogging must be part of any marketing mix. Search engine optimization is also a critical element. Emailing and tweeting and LinkingIn and using the myriad of social media options are standard. But – traditional media lives, and it still packs a punch. There’s still nothing like being on the front page of the Sun-Sentinel, or getting a two minute segment on Channel 10 – or having your photo appear in this very magazine to get the community buzzing. Traditional media remains a strong, credible and effective communications tool and while it is important to incorporate the new media, it is equally imperative not to leave the old one behind. The press release has long been the staple of communications to the media. It is a well-written document that provides objective and meaningful information that a writer, editor, producer or freelancer can use. To this day, this remains as the best method of disseminating news to the media, who then provide it to their audiences. If you are looking to spread the word on a new product, service, location, hire or development,

find a way to package the news into one or one-and-a-half pages. You’ll need to think it through to use only the most salient element, and to write persuasively so that the writer is compelled to use it. Having your press release used in the paper is kudos to you – and a benefit to the overworked journalists who need to keep their audiences in the know and their editors at bay. Equally effective is the press release that intrigues the writer or producer to do more, to expand on the story, interview the important figures, and research the information in the writing. You may not realize that you are reading a story or article, or watching a news segment that was generated by a simple press release, but every day, you probably are. Television producers need story ideas all the time. Journalists welcome suggestions that are helpful. Editors are grateful to get new concepts that they can assign. Freelancers are eager to find something good to develop into a story – so they can get paid. Yes, social media is big, and maybe the newspapers are dying. But they are still breathing – so remember the traditional media when you need to spread the word.


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A COUNTDOWN FOR A SUCCESSFUL MERGER

ANDREW CAGNETTA Certified Business Intermediary 1776 N Pine Island Road Suite 320 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33322 954.370.8999 www.plasticsurgery.com

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. Why is our merger working? 7. Complementary StrengthsTransworld 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. 6. Humble LeadershipYes, 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. 5. Individualized SystemsWe 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. 4. Harmonious EmployeesThe 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. 3. AcceptanceAccepting 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. The key is focusing on the positives, and having an eye on the merged company’s strategic goals. 2. Profitability! Any merger is going to be easier to manage if there are not cash flow issues. Transworld Business Advisors has been profitable from day one. 1. Our Idea and Plan WorkedWe 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. 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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PARIS, CANNES & MONACO

May 15

May 14

Arrive in Paris where you will be met and transferred by private car to your 5 star hotel. This evening you will be collected by your private driver who will escort you to the Eiffel Tower for dinner at the 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant, which is located on the first level of the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy wonderful views over Paris while enjoying delectable French cuisine. You will end this perfect evening with a Seine river cruise. Many of the most beautiful buildings in Paris, including the Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral and of course the beautiful bridges, line the river. This evening cruise will give you the opportunity to admire these beautiful sights while they are illuminated.

After a sumptuous breakfast, you will be collected by your private guide from your hotel for a full day excursion to the Loire Castles in Loire Valley. Return to your hotel to relax or perhaps explore a little of Paris by night.

May 16

Enjoy a full day of leisure by enjoying the most romantic city in the world. This evening you will be collected by your private driver who will escort you to the Lido for an enchanting evening of flashy lights and pulsating music as you are entertained by the Bluebell dancers at the Bonheur show.

private guide who will take you through the beautiful countryside of France to the Champagne region where you will enjoy private tours of two of the most famous Champagne Houses: Moet & Chandon and House of Mumm. Explore the vineyards and taste the bubbly! Before returning to Paris, you will visit the Rheims Cathedral where the French Monarchy are crowned.

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May 17

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After breakfast you will be met by a fashion expert who will escort you on a half day shopping tour with exclusive appointments at private boutiques. Once you have shopped to your heart’s content you will be transferred by private


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vehicle to rendezvous for lunch at an elegant Parisian home. You will experience the art of living in a sophisticated Parisian home in the company of a charming host. French Aristocrats, artists, wellknown families of the old bourgeoisie, intellectuals will welcome you to their elegant homes. Their background makes them connoisseurs of French culture and their outgoing personalities lead them to share their knowledge with their guests. After this charming interlude, your private driver will escort you back to your hotel for your final night in the city of love.

May 25

Cannes to St. Tropez. Spend a wonderful day viewing the coastline of the French Riviera from the luxury of a yacht. You will return to your hotel for an evening of leisure.

coffee and pastries! Make your way back to your hotel. This evening you will enjoy a cocktail party at the exclusive Hermitage Hotel with David Coulthard and Martin Brundle.

May 19

Today you will be transferred by private car to the airport for your flight to Nice. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Cannes.

May 20

After a delicious breakfast, you will be met by your guide who will take you on a private tour of the French Riviera. Discover the beauty of provincial life in one action packed day. Your expert guide will show you the art, the churches, the old towns and the markets - stopping only to taste the wonderful cuisine and wines that make this France’s most celebrated region.

May 21

Today you will be taken to Cannes where you will board your yacht for your charter from

May 22

After breakfast you will be transferred by private car from Cannes to Nice. From Nice, you will be transferred by private helicopter to Monaco. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your 5 star hotel in Monaco. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon and then hob-nob with celebrities at the Cannes Film Festival.

May 23

Today you will be collected by your private guide for your tour of the Red Bull Factory. You will view Formula 1 cars being built and a race car simulator can be arranged. Enjoy tea,

May 24

Enjoy your morning of leisure, after which you will be escorted to a wonderful lunch. Later you will have a briefing by a former Formula 1 driver.

Today you will be collected by your private guide who will escort you to your tender transfer. You will board a private yacht for your exclusive viewing of the Monaco Grand Prix. Enjoy a gourmet lunch and open bar while viewing the cars just meters from the track.

May 26

After breakfast you will check out of your hotel and transfer by private car to Monaco airport. Here you will be transferred to Nice by helicopter. On arrival, proceed to check in for your flight back to the U.S. To book this amazing itinerary or any other one-of-a-kind travel experience, please call Lisa Crawford, CEO of SitInMySeats VIP Tickets, Travel & Concierge Services at 954-456-0419/866798-7328 or email Lisa at lisa@sitinmyseats. com. You can also visit the office at 1263 E Las Olas Blvd., Suite 204 in Downtown Ft. Lauderdale.


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7 decemBER JAFCO Heroes Gala: Because Every Child Needs A Hero The Polo Club 5400 Champion Blvd, Boca Raton Saturday, December 7 7 p.m. Casino & Cocktail Reception 9 p.m. Dinner, Dancing & Honoree Awards

TICKETS Tickets cost $300 per person. Sponsorships are also available. Contact Gail Marlow at gail@jafco. com or 954.749.7230 for more info and tickets.

JAFCO Heroes Gala: Because Every Child Needs A Hero

THE sponsors Exclusive Media Sponsor: The Boca Raton Observer. Gold Medal Sponsors: Goldman Sachs, Hair Cuttery, Ethel & Dave Sommer, Pearl Holding Group. Silver Medal Sponsors: Gila & Allen Chelminsky, Dr. Mel & Mara Gober Foundation, Leslie & David Kantor, Edith & Martin Stein, Bank United. Bronze Medal Sponsors: Aggressive Energy & Mechanical Group, Gardaworld, Judith Laikin Rothberg, Deni & Ron Simon. Supporting Sponsors: Joan Baxt, Nancy & Richard Gitlin, Gold & Gold, Monica & Steven Goldstein, Bonnie & Joseph Lundy, Setnor Byer Insurance & Risk.

Photo Back row: Monica Goldstein, Leslie Sternberg, Lucy Perlin, Jackie Tavares, Co-Chairs Carol Winig & Chair Nanci Beyer, Gail Pollak, Lori Gold. Front Row: Bernice Wenger, Kim Kaminoff, Martha Aronson, Honorees Nel Bloom & Fran Krathen, Mara Gober, Ilene Hersh Not pictured: Honoree Dale Gandall, committee members Esther Bober, Gail Bradley, Nancy Gitlin, Susan Matz, Helene Weicholz

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THE EVENT Jewish Adoption Foster Care Options (JAFCO) will host its 15th annual gala dedicated to raising funds for abused, neglected and special needs children in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. This year’s event, chaired by Nanci and Stephen Beyer along with Carol and Steven Winig, is a black-tie event featuring a casino, cocktail reception, fine dining, silent auction, 7-piece band, dancing and a heartwarming presentation about JAFCO’s life-saving work. During the gala, JAFCO will present the prestigious Jacob’s Ladder Award for Child Advocacy to: Nel and Jonathan Bloom, Dale and Roger Gandall, and Fran and David Krathen. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Ethel and David Sommer. The generosity and commitment of the honorees have enabled JAFCO to provide care and services to children currently under JAFCO’s auspices and have aided more than 4,000 children since the organization’s inception in 1992. All proceeds from this event will benefit JAFCO, a not-for-profit organization licensed by the state of Florida’s Department of Children and Family Services. THE CAUSE

Approximately 4.5 million children in America have been diagnosed with a developmental disability. Of these, autism is the most common affecting one in 88 children born today. Since there has been such an alarming increase in diagnoses, the JAFCO Board of Trustees decided to expand its existing services to better serve all children with special needs and their families. This idea developed into the creation of the JAFCO Respite and Family Resource Center for Children with Developmental Disabilities. The Sam and Adele Borger Campus of The David Posnack Jewish Children’s Center is scheduled to open in early 2014 and will provide day, evening and overnight respite care for up to two weeks per year for children with developmental disabilities allowing parents to have a much-needed break from overwhelming stress of caring for a child with special needs. The center will be the first of its kind in the country – filling a vital unmet need in our community.


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13 decemBER March of Dimes: Women of Distinction Signature Grand 6900 State Road 84, Davie Friday, December 13 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

TICKETS Tickets cost $85 in advance and $95 at the door. Tables (10 seats) cost $1000. Contact Denise Jordan at djordan@marchofdimes.com or 954.300.2614. Purchase tickets online at www.marchofdimes.com/florida/events.

THE sponsors BankUnited Sunshine Health Top Corporate Partner: Publix Top Media Partner: Lifestyle Media Group

Photo Left to Right: Rose Marie Cossick, Eris Sandler, Dr. April Patterson, Roni Leiderman, Ph.D, Angela Messam, Kathleen Cannon, Nicky Tesser, Donna Riordan Not pictured: Tonia Etta Royster

March of Dimes: Women of Distinction THE EVENT

Since 1995, The March of Dimes has honored over 170 women who have made significant contributions to Broward County. Our honorees are leaders in their fields, innovators of unique programs and services, and life long advocates for promoting equality for women and girls everywhere. Some of them conquere extraordinary obstacles along their personal and professional journeys. Others pave the way for future generations to succeed with confidence. Yet all of them demonstrate a commitment to work, attention to duty, and love of community that inspire, educate, heals, and uplifts Broward County in good and bad times. They are making today and tomorrow better than yesterday for all of us. 2013 Honorees: Kathleen Cannon, United Way of Broward County Rosa Marie Cossick, Broward Sheriff’s Office Roni Leiderman, Ph.D Nova Southeastern University Angela T. Messam, Messam Construction/Asset Realty & Associates, LLC Dr. April Patterson, DDS, Dr. Patty Dental Boutique Donna Riordan, RN, MSN, MHA Holy Cross Hospital Tonia Etta Royster, Broward Health Eris Sandler, BankUnited Nicky Tesser, Covelli Enterprise (Panera Bread)

THE CAUSE

The March of Dimes helps moms have full term pregnancies and healthy babies. This year the March of Dimes celebrates its milestone 75th Anniversary, an important milestone and a time to acknowledge how the organization has changed the fabric of families, babies and the nation. More than 4 million babies are born in the United States each year and the March of Dimes helps each and every one of them through research, education, vaccines, and medical breakthroughs. They are hard at work on the next breakthrough – finding a way to effectively prevent premature birth, which affects 500,000 families every year.

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Need to get away from it all and live like a rockstar? Travel to Australia and go on tour with Bruce Springsteen Down Under. 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 Bossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4 show Australian tour.

Call Lisa at Sitinmyseats.com to book your rockstar package! 866-798-7328 Toll Free


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19 december FearlessMS Fashion Luncheon Ritz-Carlton 1 North Fort Lauderdale Blvd, Fort Lauderdale Thursday, December 19 11:30 a.m.

TICKETS Single tickets cost $75 per person. Sponsorships are available. Purchase tickets at https://www.blacktie-southflorida.com/online_ sales/rsvp_ticket_purchasebt.cfm?rsvpid=2304

THE sponsors Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Cadillac, BB&T, The Wasie Foundation, The Colonnades at Sawgrass, Lifestyle Media Group

Photo Back Row: Perrie Gurfeins, Head Stylist for Fashion Show, Style Bar Day Spa Owner; Jo Anne Lewis, MSF Committee; Giuliana Hirshson, Honoree, Relationship Manager, PNC Bank N.A; Nathalie Sloane, Development Director, The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation; Joellyn Fellmeth, Regional Director of Marketing and Business Development at Sawgrass Mills; Jamie Hage, Owner, AllStarCupcakes.com Gourmet Cupcakes; Valentina Baragano, Assistant Director of Marketing and Business Development for Sawgrass Mills; Karissa Thomann, Fund Development Coordinator at Multiple Sclerosis Foundation; Joyce Oberlander; Maria Lombard, MSF Committee Sitting: Jill Horowitz, Associate Publisher, Lifestyle Publications; Co-chair FearlessMS Fashion Luncheon; Lynne McGrath, Co-chair FearlessMS Fashion Luncheon Photo by Shannon Rusbuldt and Nicole Amelia

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FearlessMS Fashion Luncheon THE EVENT FearlessMS luncheon joins the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation with the Colonnades at Sawgrass to set the mood for a luncheon and fashion show of the latest couture styles. The luncheon will be hosted by New York fashion model Shannon Rusbuldt and Lisa Petrillo, Entertainment reporter for CBS. Ms. Rusbuldt has been the face of the FearlessMS campaign – the goal of the campaign and this luncheon is to bring awareness to the thousands of young women being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The event will feature a designer handbag raffle and champagne cocktail and delicious lunch. THE CAUSE The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation provides a comprehensive approach to helping people with MS maintain their health and well-being. We offer programming and support to keep them self-sufficient and their homes safe, while our educational programs heighten public awareness and promote understanding about the disease. Our resources assist people who have MS, their families and caregivers, regional support groups, and healthcare professionals. Access to our programs and services is available through our interactive web site or our national, tollfree helpline staffed by caring caseworkers and peer counselors. Our priority is to serve with empathy, resourcefulness and responsibility.


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Enjoy an Exclusive, One-Night Only Evening with

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Have A Heart 3 Annual Charity Concert Hawks Landing Clubhouse 500 Hawks Landing Circle, Plantation Saturday, February 8, 2014 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

TICKETS Tickets cost $150 per person and include the concert, 3 drink tickets, food, live auction and pre-show with Bushwood. All tickets must be prepaid by January 29, 2014. For more information contact Susan Fischer at 954.465.0923.

THE sponsors Hawks Landing Lifestyle Media Group Vango Vodka

(1997-2006) Don’t Stop Believin’ Separate Ways Wheel in the Sky Anyway You Want It Who’s Cryin’ Now Open Arms Faithfully Be Good to Yourself Chain Reaction

Have A Heart 3rd Annual Charity Concert THE EVENT

Rather than have a large fund-raising event at large amphitheater or stadium, we promise an up-close and intimate event at Hawks Landing Clubhouse with a band from the 80s. This is our third year of producing the fund-raiser for the benefit of our less fortunate canine companions and it promises to be just as special as previous years. Our first year we showcased the Little River Band and Brian Howe of Bad Company thanks to the efforts of our president Janice Green. This year we bring you the sounds of Journey with front man Steve Augeri. There will be food and drink available along with the concert, and a extraordinary pre-show with Bushwood; nominated as the Best Local Rock Band in South Florida by SouthFlorida.com. A live auction is also schedule with a trip to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame up for bid as well as an electric guitar autographed by people in the industry.

THE CAUSE

Have A Heart is a non-profit volunteer canine rescue in South Florida. They primarily take in dogs that are special – they rescue unloved, unwanted, homeless dogs and keep them safe, healthy and socialized until the perfect new home can be found. “Our mission is to Rescue, Re-home, and Educate.” Because they are in no way associated with any government agency or animal control facility, they are funded entirely through their fundraising efforts and contributions from caring people like you. Find out how you can help by visiting www.AdoptTheDog.com or call 561.235.DOGS (3647). Have A Heart, Inc. is a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill organization.

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The Village People entertain the Bubbles & Bones Gala guests

Dan Marino and Footy

Bubbles & Bones Gala The 13th Annual Footy’s Bubbles & Bones Gala presented by Badia Spices was held Friday, Oct. 25 at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa. Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour courtesy of Southern Wine & Spirits followed by a sumptuous dinner prepared by the chefs at The Westin Diplomat. This year’s honorees were Mark and Robin Levinson of Levinson Jewelers. Froggy from Y-100 emceed the event with his old broadcast partner Footy and the Village People, introduced by Dan Marino, entertained the crowd. There were many amazing auction items, including tickets to a Miami Heat game sitting with Pat and Chris Riley and Footy, a beautiful Hublot 45MM watch and a gorgeous handmade diamond flower necklace set in white gold both donated by Levinson Jewelers, as well as tickets to Y100’s Jingleball with a limo donated by Aventura Limo and a spectacular trip to Costa Rica donated by SitInMySeats. The event raised more than $250,000 for Here’s Help.

Rick & Suzanne Sanchez with Publix’s Bill & Dottie Fauerbach and Nicole Covar of Clear Channel Communications

Steve Shapiro and daughter Alix

Mayor Frank Ortis, Footy, Susan Goldstein, with Mrs. & Senator Bill Galvano

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Publix’s Bill Fauerbach, Gary Correll and Mike Meredith, with Footy and Dan Marino.


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John & Brenda Johnson with Paul Daly

Colin Brown and Kim Bentley of JM Family Enterprises, Inc. with Roy Rogers

Broward County Mayor Kristin Jacobs (center) joined by her son-in-law and daughter, Chris & Lauren Donaldson, husband, Stuart, Allison Newman and son Rick Hames

Dania Beach Mayor Walter Duke & wife Lisa

Ray & Julie Southern with Sonny & Monika Crouse

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Event Chairs Michael Yormark, Ramola Motwani, Juliet Roulhac and CEO Kathleen Cannon

Howard and Gwen Dvorkin with Allison and Andy Cagnetta

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United Way of Broward County’s Mayors’ Gala, presented by JM Family Enterprises, Inc. and Southeast Toyota Distributors, returned to the Broward County Convention Center on October 26 and honored Broward County’s 32 mayors. The event raised more than $165,000 for United Way of Broward County’s community initiatives and services for those in need.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel & United Way of Broward County CEO Kathleen Cannon

Coral Springs City Commissioner Dan Daley, Katie Coker, Mayor Vincent Boccard and wife Terry, Vice Mayor Tom Powers and wife Teresa


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Ken & Lorianne DeBritto

“Slim,” Mike Levine and Anthony Bruno of Runway 84

Jen Klaassens, Clinton Perkins and Micki Clarke-Scavone

Winterfest Kick Off The 2013 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade Kicked Off its festivities with the Annual White Party Held at the Marriott Harbor Beach in November. Hundreds of sponsors and supporters attended and were treated to spectacular food, a dance ensemble and libations. Actress Tori Spelling was announced as the Grand Marshall of the Parade set for Dec. 14th. Danielle Clemont with Dan & Sharon Lindblade

Winterfest Commadore Gary & Monica Correll

Ken Ortner, Terri Chadderton, David & Alyssa Lovitt, Doug Jones and Leslie Grossman

Debbie & Steve Day with Debbie Batts

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David Founds and Lisa Scott-Founds with Gina & Paul Castronovo


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John “Footy” Kross, Michael Marino, Dan Marino, Froggy from Y-100

Ellen Greenspoon & Heidi Baumann

Brad Ferguson, Shawn Corley, Jason Taylor, David Obst

Steve Sadaka, James Bonilla, Gary Press and Harley Miller

Gerry Greenspoon, Winner of the MercedesBenz Closest-to-the-Pin Contest (2013 C250W Sedan), Scott Hunter & Michael Devan

1st Annual Celebrity Golf Classic

Gerry Greenspoon, Greenspoon Marder, Dan Marino, Dan Marino Foundation & Mark Levinson, Levinson Jewelers

Gerry Greenspoon, Winners of the Celebrity Golf Classic – James Bonilla and Gary Press, with Michael Devan

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The Greenspoon Marder Foundation partnered with the Dan Marino Foundation and Here’s Help, Inc. to present its 1st Annual Celebrity Golf Classic. The event was held on in October at Parkland Golf and Country Club. Thanks to Mercedes Benz of Coconut Creek, a golfer took home a 2013 C250W Sedan. All the proceeds will assist at risk youth in our community.

William Berger with Julius Erving “Dr. J”

Rick Ellison, Mike Marino, Dan Marino, Julius Erving “Dr. J”, Orestes Paine and Ramon Bardales


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Adam Kaufman, John Guerrero, Alan Pollack, Mike Galfer and Murray Zweig

Barry Naidus and Elaine Fisher

In Jacobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shoes Hits the Links

Matt Snyder and Bari Chusib

Recently, In Jacobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shoes held its annual Charity Golf Classic & Dinner at Stonebridge Country Club. The organization provides scholarships as well as new and gently used shoes, school supplies and athletic shoes and equipment to economically disadvantaged youth.

John Held, Rich Clark, Jeff Cooper and Dave Wallace

Harlene and Murray Zweig with Marcie and Mark Butters

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Bob McKee, Senator Skip Campbell, Harlene & Murray Zweig

Joe Matthews, Harlene Zweig and Patrick Franklin

Gus Dumoulin, Ryan Johnson and Josh Herlong

Mark Naidus, Vinny Panetta, Gary Naidus and Ira Rubenstein


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Rose Faraone, Heather Gerenimous, Stanley C. Panther, Ali Weiner and Michelle

Cathy and Randy Moeller

David and Sydney Lister

Eda and Cliff Viner

the Panthers Hundreds of fans and benefactors took center ice at the BB&T Center for the Face Off Gala & Casino Night presented by Ultimate Software. The evening had gaming, food and fashionable people checking up with the Florida Panthers players to support the Panthers Foundation. Jill Horowitz, Lisa Learn, Paul Minoff and Beth Tache

David Lister, Andria Nolan, Steve Goldstein, Jen Klassens and Jim Norton

Michael Yormark, Stanley C. Panther and Stariv Viola

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Allison & Andrew Cagnetta

Sue and Tony Mantieniello

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Perla Lichi, Mindy Levinson, Baroness Anka Birgu, Bonnie Pomerant, Janet Verdeger, Tina DePiero, Leeann Berry

Perla Lichiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grand Opening Over two hundred guests gathered for an evening with Perla Lichi to celebrate the grand opening of her corporate headquarters. Although South Florida will always be home to Perla, her design talents are acclaimed worldwide with a presence in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and India. Baroness Anka Birgu, Janet Verdeger, Perla Lichi and Penny Marks

Wendy Beckerman, Christopher White, Perla Lichi, Mariola Barton and Fedra Vimercati

Susan & Charles Uros, Perla Lichi, and Louis & Luz Beltran

Perla Lichi and Bonnie Judson

Janet Verdeger, Baroness Anka Birgu, Perla Lichi, Penny Marks, Saari Cohen and Love Kiamco

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Perla Lichi, Valentina Kasia Demare, Wendy Beckerman and Duane Conrad

Faten Sibai, Manal Tarhini, Perla Lichi, Mona Tarhini and Nawal Sibai


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