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56 CONTENTS PEOPLE&EVENTS 12 Traveling Plate 14 Concours D’Elegance 16 Duck Fest Derby 18 Friends of Heart, Pulse 20 Links for Literacy 22 Saturday Night Fever 24 Tour De Cure 26 Aspen Songwriters Festival

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COVER STORY 32 Andy Cagnetta Entrepreneur and Philanthropist FEATURES 36 Romantic Broward 48 Gulfstream Park STYLE 40

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BUSINESS&MONEY 46 Gold DINING GUIDE 56

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SCENEONSITE 58 Koosh Breast Cancer Fundraiser 60 Rick Case 50th Anniversary 68 Have a Heart Benefit 70 Aspen Songwriter’s Festival

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February 2012

PUB LETTER SUPER BOWL – VALENTINE’S DAY - ELECTIONS

February marks the pinnacle of activity for the football season as millions prepare to watch the Lombardy Trophy awarded to this year’s top NFL Team. To the dismay of many, Tim Tebow will not be the one to hoist sports most coveted prize, although he did convert many naysayers with some miraculous endings while leading his team to the playoffs. Admittedly, I was rooting for him. Well, now we have the Panthers and Heat to fill the void for sports excitement. Right after football comes flowers, fine dining and romance as the 14th of this month is Valentine’s Day. It is interesting to note this occasion originated in medieval times when a catholic priest would marry young men against the Roman emperor’s decree. It seemed the ruler believed unmarried men made for better

Other issues turning up the heat, which may have more impact on our daily lives, are determining our representatives in the re-districting of the US House, State House and State Senate for Florida. Hold on, this rollercoaster appears really turn up the heat and to go and on, then possibly off to the courts. On a personal note, I want to congratulate Rita & Rick Case on the 50th Anniversary celebration which they completely underwrote last month at the Signature Grand, hosted by Arlene Pecora. The event attracted more than twelve hundred attendees and raised more than one million dollars for twenty one local charities. The occasion truly reflected the genuine devotion the Case’s have for their South Florida home and the Beach Boys and

“I EXTEND A heartfelt thank you TO THE THOUSANDS OF positive notes, EMAILS AND COMMENTS ON OUR NEW REDESIGN AND UPGRADE TO your Lifestyle Magazine. ” soldiers. The priest’s name was Valentine and he befriended the deaf and blind daughter of one of his jailors. Legend has it he restored her sight and hearing before being beheaded. Well gentlemen, if you don’t want to suffer the same fate, you better make your dinner reservations early. Now as winter brings some cooler weather the political process is heating up nationally and locally. It looks like the Republicans Party may be preparing to make Mitt Romney its Presidential nominee. The only question becomes, who will be the selection for Vice President? Some initials being floated are SP, RS, NG, or maybe J-E-B?

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Beatles tribute bands had everyone Enjoying the Lifestyle way past midnight. Lastly, I extend a heartfelt thank you to the thousands of positive notes, emails and comments on our new redesign and upgrade to your Lifestyle Magazine. This month we continue to improve the format and trust your feedback will keep us the best publication in the city. Happy Valentine’s Day! As Always, Enjoy the Lifestyle! Jim Norton President & Publisher Lifestyle, Publications


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Making its American premiere in Fort Lauderdale, the exhibition features tapestries and paintings by artists including Sandro Botticelli, Parmigianino, Alessandro Allori, Luca Giordano, and Lorenzo Monaco, among others from the world-famous Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.

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The Traveling Plate’s Underground Dinner Club – A Culinary Delight for Fort Lauderdale “Foodies” “THE TRAVELING PLATE” INTRODUCES A NEW CONCEPT TO SOUTH FLORIDA THAT HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY POPULAR IN MAJOR CITIES NATIONWIDE - AN “UNDERGROUND” DINNER CLUB. YOU CAN GO TO DINNER AT A RESTAURANT ANY NIGHT OF THE WEEK BUT THE TRAVELING PLATE PROMISES SOMETHING ENTICINGLY DIFFERENT. The Traveling Plate “foodies” will experience delectable cuisine and meet new people in intimate and unique settings, such as art galleries and historic homes. The dinner events are geared toward adventurous foodies looking for a unique culinary experience in a setting that is more intimate and social than a typical restaurant. The group’s inaugural dinner is Wednesday, February 8, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Allied Kitchen & Bath’s state-of-the-art Showroom in Wilton Manors. Allied’s luxurious kitchen displays will be used as backdrops for this progressive themed dinner. The inaugural event will feature Guest Chef David DeLeon, Executive Chef from the Signature Grand. Reservations for the inaugural dinner will be available at www.travelingplateftl.com. Seating will be limited. Foodies can also follow The Traveling Plate on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ TheTravelingPlate and Twitter@ TravelingPlate.

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The Traveling Plate concept was created by ARC Broward Culinary Institute and came to fruition through a project of the Leadership Broward Class XXX. The founding members of the group include professionals from different industries who came together to bring awareness of the ARC Broward Culinary Institute to a new audience of foodies. “We aim to provide a sophisticated (but not stuffy) dining experience that incorporates our passion for creativity, sustainability, eclecticism and our joie de vivre,” says Gary Snow, ARC Broward Culinary Institute Director. Chef DeLeon, a founding member of the group, will create a one of a kind dinner alongside Chef Donarth Neil, Executive Chef/Chef Instructor at the ARC Broward Culinary Institute, and both Culinary Institute alumni and students. Proceeds from the dinner will be used to fund scholarships for students with financial barriers so that they may enroll and complete

ARC Broward’s 16-week culinary arts post secondary certificate program. The ARC Broward Culinary Institute uses food as a tool to transform lives for adults with disabilities and other life challenges. The Institute’s non-profit catering business creates outstanding culinary experiences in an ambiance of style and taste while providing real-world employment opportunities for graduates of the Entry Level Culinary Arts Certificate Program. “The Traveling Plate allows us to showcase the talents of the ARC Broward Culinary Institute and introduce a whole new audience to this great organization,” says Jennifer Saltz, an attorney at Stearns Weaver Miller and a founding member of The Traveling Plate. The underground dinner club concept has been gaining attention and popularity - across the country, with clubs in major cities having been featured on CNN and the New York Times.


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Sixth Annual Boca Raton Concours D’Elegance set for February RICK CASE OF THE RICK CASE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP IS THE VOLUNTEER FOUNDER AND PRODUCER OF THE MOST FINANCIALLY SUCCESSFUL AND FASTEST GROWING CONCOURS IN THE NATION . HE CONTINUES TO SEE TO IT THAT EACH YEAR THE BOCA RATON CONCOURS D’ ELEGANCE GROWS, BRINGING TOGETHER NEW SUPPORTERS, INTRODUCING EXCITING NEW EVENT COMPONENTS AND SHOWCASING EVEN MORE EXOTIC CLASSIC AUTOMOBILES AND MOTORCYCLES. AND, THIS YEAR IS NO DIFFERENT. The 6th annual Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance in 2012 is shining a much deserved light on the 50th Anniversary of Shelby Cobra and James Bond, and the upcoming 100th Anniversary of Aston Martin during a three-day span of festivities from February 24 through 26, 2012. All to benefit a deserving cause, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, the entire Boca Raton Concours team is comprised of a group of about 200 volunteers who dedicate their personal time to the planning and execution of the event. With no paid promoters, producers or staff, all the proceeds go to serve the 12,000 needy children that attend the 12 Boys & Girls Clubs in Broward County. The weekend kicks off Friday night with the “duPont Registry Live!” Hangar Party at the Boca Raton Airport followed by the Saturday

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night James Bond themed black-tie gala dinner and live auction at the renowned Boca Raton Resort & Club, featuring a performance by Emmy award-winning comedian Dana Carvey and a Casino Royale afterparty. Automotive industry icons such as Mike Jackson, Carroll Shelby, Edsel Ford and John Staluppi will also be honored on Saturday evening, adding to the excitement and prestige of this ever-growing event. The weekend concludes with the famed Sunday Concours, drawing thousands of automotive enthusiasts and showcasing 300 of the finest collector cars and motorcycles in the world. An expert panel of judges will select the finest cars based on a preset criterion to include period, presentation and authenticity. A new and exciting addition to this year’s event includes the unveiling of the brand new, expanded showfield,

which has been completely renovated by the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Not only has the showfield doubled in size, but it is the only golf course ever to be converted specifically for a Concours. During this year’s Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance, RM Auctions in association with Sotheby’s will auction the world renowned Milhous Collection February 24 and 25, 2012. Carefully amassed over the past 50 years by Bob and Paul Milhous – who will be honored with the Lee Iacocca Award during the Saturday night gala – the collection boasts an unprecedented selection of automobiles, mechanical musical instruments and collectibles. For additional information on the Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance, to see a full schedule of events, sponsorship opportunities and ticket information please visit www. bocaCDE.com.


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KID Prepares For Duck Fest Derby! BY KEVIN LANE

PRESENTED BY JM FAMILY ENTERPRISES, THE ANNUAL DUCK FEST DERBY TAKES PLACE ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH AT ESPLANADE PARK, 400 S.W. 2ND STREET IN DOWNTOWN FORT LAUDERDALE. IT RUNS FROM 1:00 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M., WITH THE RACE STARTING AT 3:30 P.M. WHEN 15,000 DUCKS ARE DUMPED INTO THE NEW RIVER. THE GRAND PRIZE IS A 7 DAY/6 NIGHT HAWAIIAN GETAWAY, COMPLETE WITH VOLCANO AND SURFING EXPERIENCES! LEE SHEFFIELD IS THE CHAIR OF THE DUCK FEST, AN EVENT SHE’S CHAIRED SINCE ITS INCEPTION SIX YEARS AGO. JEFF LOWE IS THE CO-CHAIR. This will be the first Duck Fest for Gregory Kurth, the new President/ CEO of Kids in Distress. He is replacing Thomas J. Tomczyk who is retiring after serving as the Kids In Distress President/CEO since 1996. “Greg is a recognized leader and an accomplished CEO in children’s social services in Florida,” said Steve Palmer, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kids in Distress of

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Broward and Palm Beach counties. As President/CEO of Kids In Distress, Kurth will oversee the nationally licensed and accredited agency working toward the prevention of child abuse, preservation of the family, and the care and treatment of abused and neglected children. More than 6,000 children and families were served by Kids In Distress last year through Prevention, Foster Care, Preschool, Family Counseling Clinic and Emergency Residential programs. “I’m very excited about my first Duck Fest experience! It is not just a fundraising event, but an opportunity to engage the broader community. Duck Fest is one of the most creative events I’ve ever seen for a children’s entity, in highlighting its significant community impact,” he said. In addition to JM Family, other sponsors include AT&T, SunTrust,

Prescription Pad, Cliff Berry Environmental, Kornahrens Family Foundation, SunTrust Bank. Staples, Brickman Group, Falkins & Co., Winterfest, Mike Sipe Entertainment Events & Productions, Wiring.com, Lewis Marine Supply, Erik Wright and Pure Energy Entertainment, Inc.. The day will be filled with fun, family-friendly activities, including a VID (Very Important Duck) tent, which is a party in and of it self for sponsors and major donors. Ducks can be ‘adopted’ (sponsored) for $5.00 each and are available on the day of the race. Visit www. duckfestderby.org or call Kids In Distress at (954) 390-7620. For up-to-date information on supporting events, visit www. kidinc.org, www.facebook.com/ KidsInDistress and on Twitter@ kidsindistress1.


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Young Friends of ‘Heart’ Have PULSE on Local Philanthropy WHAT STARTED AS A SMALL GROUP OF BROWARD COUNTY’S MOST UP AND COMING CIVIC, COMMUNITY AND CORPORATE LEADERS HAS QUICKLY EVOLVED INTO AN ENTIRELY NEW DIVISION OF WIDESPREAD SUPPORT FOR THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION – ALL WITHIN JUST A YEARLONG TIMESPAN . Known as PULSE, the group formed as the driving force aimed at getting young professionals aligned with the lifesaving mission of the American Heart Association. Following the success of the 2011 inaugural PULSE event, the organization is pleased to announce the second annual event, titled the “Red Party”, which will take place on Thursday, March 1 at the Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Last year, the gathering drew more than 500 guests who mixed and mingled amidst sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and live entertainment. PULSE 2012 Chairmen are Romina Sifuentes, Sara Shake and Jamie Shock. “I know I speak for all the cochairs of PULSE in saying that our committee has pulled together to achieve goals that we thought were totally out of reach, not only from a fundraising perspective, but also in the generosity of their time, commitment to the cause, and exceptional, individual talents that each member brings to the group,”

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said Shake. “With a team like ours, the possibilities are endless, and we are so excited and proud to give back to the American Heart Association this year.” One Beat CPR, a dedicated team of professionals who deliver reallife experiences to the classroom to ensure learning CPR is “fun” and “easy”, is the Signature Sponsor. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans Wide Receiver, whom will be in attendance at the event, is the Celebrity Sponsor and the Kickoff Sponsor is Silverlining Inflight Catering/Jet Runway Café. Proceeds go directly to the American Heart Association in its nationwide effort to combat heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 4 killers, respectively, of American men and women. Fittingly, the event falls on the heels of February, “American Heart Month”, when education and awareness outreach is at an all-time high. While largely perceived as a “man’s disease”, heart disease is also the No. 1 killer of women. In

fact, cardiovascular diseases claim more female lives than the next four causes of death combined. PULSE also emphasizes the importance of children’s heart health and focuses a large part of its campaign on education regarding the childhood obesity epidemic facing America and what parents can do to ensure their children live longer, stronger lives. Supporters also lead the way in raising funds for the Open Your Heart component of the Broward Heart Ball, which will be held on Saturday, May 5, also at the Westin Beach Resort & Spa. The Broward Heart Ball is a prestigious, black-tie social event which will be chaired for the second consecutive year by Steven Mariano, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Patriot National Insurance Group. Mariano’s company is also the Signature Sponsor of the Broward Heart Ball. For further information about the PULSE event and the Broward Heart Ball, call 954-492-6908 or visit www. heart.org/browardheartball.


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FORMER MIAMI DOLPHINS PLAYERS JOE ROSE AND TWAN RUSSELL WILL HOST THE 11TH ANNUAL LINKS FOR LITERACY VIP PARTY AND CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC ON MARCH 2-3, 2012. LINKS FOR LITERACY CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC WEEKEND GIVES MANY A CHANCE TO MINGLE, MEET AND PLAY GOLF WITH LOCAL SPORTS CELEBRITIES, AND BENEFITS THE RUSSELL LIFE SKILLS AND READING FOUNDATION (RLSARF). The RLSARF was founded by former University of Miami & Miami Dolphins player, Twan Russell, and offers free after-school reading and life-skills programs at 12 Reading Room centers throughout South Florida. This event is sponsored in part by Publix Supermarkets, MetroPCS, the City of Hollywood, The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, and Lifestyle Magazine Group. The weekend begins with the Celebrity VIP Party on Friday, March 2nd at 6:00 PM at Passion Night Club at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The event will be hosted by Joe Rose and Twan Russell. Past celebrities in attendance have included current Miami Dolphins

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players along with former Miami Dolphins players such as Nat Moore, Dwight Stephenson, OJ McDufďŹ e, Kim Bokamper, Mark Higgs, James Pruitt, Corwin Anthony, John Offerdahl, Derrick Rodgers, Kerry Glenn, Bobby Harden and Troy Drayton, former NY Yankees pitcher Stan Bahnsen, Cowboys alumni Jesse Soloman, Jets alumni Don Silvestri, and former NBA star Dennis Rodman to name a few. Visit www.russellreadingroom. com to purchase tickets in advance for $20 or you may purchase tickets at the door for $25. The Celebrity Golf Classic takes place Saturday, March 3rd at Orangebrook Country Club in Hollywood. Registration opens at 10:00 a.m., and shotgun start is at

noon sharp. Foursomes are paired with a celebrity. Each golfer has the opportunity to participate in a variety of challenges and enjoy food and drinks provided by our partners throughout the course. The 19th Hole Awards Dinner will take place immediately following play. Early registration price of $400 for a foursome, which includes admission to the Celebrity VIP Party, ends on February 10th. After February 10th the regular foursome price is $500. Individual golfers may register for $125 and will be paired into a foursome with a celebrity golfer. For more information call (954) 921-3787, visit www. russellreadingroom.com, or e-mail events@russellreadingroom.com.


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KID “Saturday Night Fever” Dinner Gala to support Abused and Neglected Children GRAB YOUR LOVE BEADS AND YOUR OLD FORTY-FIVES. DUST OFF YOUR BELL BOTTOMS, FOR A PARTY THAT JIVES. NOW THAT WE’VE GOT YOUR ATTENTION MARK YOUR CALENDARS. THE KIDS IN DISTRESS AUXILIARY IS HOSTING A “SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER” DINNER GALA, SATURDAY, MARCH 3 AT 6:30 P.M. AT THE HYATT REGENCY BONAVENTURE, TO SUPPORT ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN IN OUR COMMUNITY. Kids in Distress are well-known for going above and beyond in order to keep families together during hard economic times. Examples of their good work abound in South Florida. Consider the case of Natalie, a single mother who fell on hard times. Natalie was about to lose her home, and with no home, she would also lose her

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children. Kids in Distress stepped in and gave Natalie two months of mortgage payments from an emergency fund to tie her over. Natalie also attended parenting classes in order to learn how to better manage the children and help them with their schoolwork and social relationships. In two months’ time, the plan devised by Kids in Distress was starting to show results. The school reported that the children’s grades improved and each had a growing number of friends. Today’s economy is making it difficult for more and more families to survive day to day. Unskilled workers with few resources need help to keep their heads above water

and their families intact. Members of the community will be supporting these efforts when they participate in the KID Safari Soiree Gala. With your help, local families like Natalie’s will strengthen and get on their feet again. Enjoy appetizers, cocktails, and silent auctions with many wonderful prizes, followed by a live auction and dinner and dancing. It is sure to be a Saturday Night Fever of socializing, networking and just plain fun. Tickets are $150 per person and include appetizers and dinner. For further information or to purchase tickets please contact us at 954-252-3365 or visit our website at www.kidaux.org.


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zMotion & Cleveland Clinic FL present Tour De Cure for American Diabetes Association IF YOU COMBINE THE VICTIMS OF BREAST CANCER, AIDS AND HEART DISEASE THEY WOULDN’T ADD UP TO THE TOTAL OF PEOPLE WHO WILL SUCCUMB TO DIABETES. THESE ARE NUMBERS THAT QUALIFY FOR EPIDEMIC STATUS, ESPECIALLY IN BROWARD COUNTY WHERE ONE OUT OF THREE RESIDENTS HAVE THE DISEASE. MORE TROUBLING IS THAT ONE OUT OF FOUR BROWARD RESIDENTS DON’T KNOW THEY HAVE DIABETES, AND ONE OUT OF FIVE ARE ON THEIR WAY TO GETTING DIABETES. THE COST OF DIABETES IN BROWARD COUNTY ALONE IS $3.2 BILLION EACH YEAR. The 2012 American Diabetes Association Tour De Cure presented by Cleveland Clinic Florida (CCF) and Z-Motion will take place on Sunday March 4th at the Sportsplex Athletic Complex in Coral Springs. The Tour de Cure is a fundraising cycling event in its 5th year in Broward County to benefit the American Diabetes Association by funding research, community education, and advocacy. Dr. Frank Eidelman, a cyclist and member of Coral Springs Parkland Cycling Club (CSP) as well as a physician at Cleveland Clinic Florida (CCF) is the Chair of the 2012 Tour de Cure. The Coral Springs Parkland Cycling Club (CSP Express) is an organization of bike enthusiasts who are interested in promoting the benefits of cycling for recreation, fitness, and sport with a focus on

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safe-cycling advocacy, community activism to improve bike awareness, and to support community-driven charitable ride events. CSP members along with Z-Motion are supporters of the Tour De Cure event. Cycling is an excellent exercise for cardiovascular fitness and weight management and there are many Tour De Cure participants with type II diabetes who have been able to get off medication by cycling regularly. Over the past 3 years CSP has been instrumental in raising funds & recruiting riders, volunteers and sponsors to the Tour de Cure. CSP’s involvement has grown over the years with Dr. Eidelman serving as Chair; CSP member Eric Koslow has been a top fundraiser; and Jeff Kahn has been instrumental in developing routes that navigate hundreds of

cyclists safely through the streets of Broward County. The Tour is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for everyone from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist. Whether you ride 10 miles, 35 miles, 62 miles or 100 miles, you will travel a safe route supported from start to finish with rest stops, food to fuel the journey and fans to cheer you on! To find out more about the American Diabetes Association Tour De Cure, please contact Dawn Seay at 954.772.8040 ext. 3053 or visit main. diabetes.org/sfltour. No matter your cycling skill level you’ll enjoy a fun day on your bike for a great cause. Other event sponsors are JM Family Enterprises, Memorial Healthcare System, Baptist Health South Florida, Geo Foundation, American Express, and First Capital.


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A Little Altitude Was Experienced Here In South Florida BY RANDI PRESS

MARK AND ROBIN LEVINSON OF LEVINSON JEWELERS HOSTED A PRIVATE, INTIMATE GATHERING AT THEIR HOME TO HELP RAISE AWARENESS AND FUNDS FOR THE 7908 ASPEN SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL. Imagine the most beautiful night in South Florida. It’s 60 degrees and the evening sky is full of stars. You have just finished a wonderful dining experience and now are being treated to the soulful sounds of John Oates. John is an American rock, R&B and soul guitarist, musician, songwriter and producer best known as half of the rock and soul duo Hall & Oates. John Oates is the mastermind and host of the 7908 Aspen Songwriters Festival whose mission is to bring together songwriters new and legendary to create the next generation of great American music in an atmosphere of collaboration and

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community. John’s goal to create the shortest distance between the songwriter’s voice and the listener’s ear allows audiences to experience music in a whole new way. Legendary writers perform side by side with the next great generation of songwriting talent. This allows participants to be on the cutting edge of new music. “The evening and performance by John Oates was spectacular, and raised funds for a wonderful initiative,” said Mark Levinson, coowner of Levinson Jewelers. “John is not only a great talent, but also a great friend and supporter of the arts.” “We have a love of music and wanted to be part of making an impact in something really special” said Scot Hunter of Emerald Asset Advisors, a host of the evening. “This evening is a small representation of what you may hear at the 7908 Songwriters Festival.” Creating a bond between the artists who write the songs and the fans who want to hear them in

their purest, most real form is what John Oates shares as he explains his passion. This passion drew both Gerry and Ellen Greenspoon of Greenspoon Marder and Doug and Lynda Weiser of Cloud 9 Film Partners to participate in hosting the local event. “We feel strongly about helping aspiring musicians” said Gerry Greenspoon. “This is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness and money for this outstanding festival while experiencing your favorite songwriters up close and personal.” More than 70 guests were present to experience a small taste of the 7908 Aspen Songwriters Festival here in South Florida and a live auction was hosted by South Florida’s local radio personality John “Footy” Kross helping the event raise more than $100,000. Dates for the next 7908 Aspen Songwriters Festival are set for March 21-25, 2012. For more information visit www.wheeleroperahouse.com or call Toll Free 866-449-0464 or the Box Office at 970-920-5770.


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Memorial Hospital West: Growing with the Community for Two Decades

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ince opening in 1992, Memorial Hospital West has grown from a 100-bed hospital near the edge of the Everglades to Broward County’s third-largest and one of South Florida’s most comprehensive healthcare facilities. Over this same period of time, southwest Broward County was among the fastest-growing areas in the nation. “Growing up together provided valuable insight,” says C. Kennon Hetlage, Administrator and Chief Executive Officer at Memorial Hospital West. “Today, the hospital continues to develop services around the specific needs of the community.” The recent expansion, completed in December, increases Memorial Hospital West’s licensed beds to 384 – all private rooms. The 80 additional inpatient beds help expedite hospital admissions and reduce waiting times for patients in the Emergency Department – the third-busiest in the county with more than 88,000 patients last year. In the new wing, an entire floor with 40 beds is dedicated to advanced oncology treatments for patients of the Memorial Cancer Institute. Broward County’s first inpatient bone marrow transplant unit makes it possible for patients to receive this intensive, specialized treatment locally. In the past, patients often had to relocate to another region of the country for lengthy transplant procedures. Another floor in the new wing houses medical/surgical and telemetry units with

“Growing up together provided valuable insight,” says C. Kennon Hetlage, Administrator and Chief Executive Officer at Memorial Hospital West. “Today, the hospital continues to develop services around the specific needs of the community.”

MEMORIAL ADVERTORIAL a total of 40 beds. Even the hospital’s new entrance and lobby were thoughtfully designed with large windows, soft colors and a player piano to create a welcoming, healing environment. “Residents have trusted us with their care for almost two decades,” says Hetlage. “We’re so pleased to offer these enhancements. They clearly demonstrate our unwavering commitment to improving the health of our community.” As the hospital prepares for its 20th anniversary in April, its wide-ranging programs and services paint an impressive picture. Last year alone, Memorial Hospital West admitted more than 22,000 patients with a diverse array of medical needs. Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute’s Rapid Response Heart Attack Teams and Memorial Neuroscience Center’s Brain Attack Teams are saving lives around-the-clock, while Memorial’s

Outpatient Rehabilitation Center is among the county’s busiest. Memorial Cancer Institute, with CyberKnife® and RapidArc™ technology, and Memorial Breast Cancer Center are the leading programs in Broward County. Florida’s first Image Recovery Center® uses innovative methods to help patients adjust to cancer treatment and recovery. With almost 5,000 deliveries last year, the Family Birthplace at Memorial Hospital West is the largest obstetrical program south of Orlando and is third-largest in the state. Parents are reassured by the level II neonatal intensive care unit. “As surely as healthcare continues to change, South Florida will continue to grow and evolve,” says Hetlage. “Memorial Hospital West is dedicated to providing the superior patient- and family-centered care our community trusts – today and for generations to come.”

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IN THANKING THE MORE THAN 400 PEOPLE WHO TURNED OUT FOR THE 9TH ANNUAL ANDY’S FAMILY PASTA DINNER AT THE SIGNATURE GRAND, ANDREW CAGNETTA, THE FOUNDER AND GUIDING FORCE BEHIND THE FUNDRAISER, LOOKED AROUND THE ROOM AND PROUDLY POINTED OUT THAT “… IT LOOKS LIKE OUR FAMILY KEEPS GROWING,” WHICH WAS AN UNDERSTATEMENT! When Andrew launched his Family Pasta D Dinner concept in 2003, the event ra raised $500.00. Over the years, amount has skyrocketed to the that am where this year it generated point w $56,000. In fact, to date, $180,200.00 has been raised for LifeNet4Families, Cooperative Feeding Program a Coop which ffeeds hungry bodies, minds souls by serving a hot daily meal and sou from its community kitchen 365 days a year. The tenth annual event being February 26th at 4:00 p.m. will held Feb be much like it has been in the past. Presented by BankAtlantic and Title Presente Sponsor The Signature Grand, the fun-filled family event featured an authentic Italian buffet prepared authenti Andy’s “family,” followed by an by Andy award cceremony where every child participated in the event was that par presented with a Community Service presente Award. Young adults and children attended were asked to bring a who att bag of ffood (non perishable items) donated to LifeNet4Families. to be d facets of the evening included Other fa chance auction, sandwich making, a chanc crafts for the kids. and craf Former Miami Dolphin players OJ Form McDuffie and Sam Madison joined McDuffi Broadcasting Personality Joe Rose Broadca to add some star power last year. upcoming event will include The up current Dolphin Davone Bess. This year’s honorary chefs were past ye Levan, CEO of BankAtlantic, Jarett L Richard Drath of Conrad Scheer, Michael Drath of NFP, and Michael Berry of the Signature Grand. Each were rrecognized for their past contributions. contribu In his welcoming remarks, Andy went on to emphasize that “… it’s only about the money” and not onl explained the purpose of the event. explaine

ANDY CAG NETTA PASTA DINNER STORY “I started this tradition to educate some of my friends and their family’s about what LifeNet4Familes does on a daily basis. We fight poverty! We fight hunger! Lifenet is on the front lines of poverty run by hundreds of volunteers and a pro staff. And today folks, the numbers are staggering… over 2,000 Broward County school students are HOMELESS. One-infour Broward children go hungry every day.” “We have a daily meal. We have an emergency food pantry. Over 1.5 million meals a year! We give haircuts, health screenings, collect mail, help apply for food stamps, help with bills to keep people in their homes, and try to place those who do not have home,” he enthused. He then spoke to the young people in the audience. “Kids… You are the future. You’re the next generation of givers. Perhaps you can be Generation Give, because the world needs you.” In closing, he explained, “… my philosophy is simple. We should donate because we are able, volunteer because we are capable,

and ask to enable. Simple questions.... Are you able? Are you capable? Then educate and ask others to enable our nonprofits to solve our community’s challenges.” It doesn’t really come as a surprise that this ‘family pasta dinner’ has grown so successful to those people who know Andy. Anything he undertakes… whether in business or in charity, he sets high goals… achieves them and then sets even higher goals. Andrew Cagnetta is in the business of business… actually, in the business of helping entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs buy or sell a business. As Owner/CEO of Transworld Business Advisors, Andrew is the personification of the ‘entrepreneurial spirit’. With high unemployment, Andy feels that owning a business is a real option for many Americans. “Is there anything better than the satisfaction of owning your own business?” he asks. “If you’ve ever said – ‘I’d like to be my own boss’ - you’re not alone. It’s a dream that

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nearly two-thirds of Americans share.” According to a 2008 Success Magazine article, “Why You Should Start Your Own Business,” every month, about 1 million Americans go through some type of job change or loss, and increasingly they are deciding to start their own businesses. Undoubtedly, that number has risen over the past few years. That entrepreneurial spirit was foremost in Andy’s mind when he came to Florida in 1994. In looking to buy a business, he encountered a company named Transworld Business Brokers. While he was working with them to find a business to acquire, he was offered a position at Transworld as an agent. Not only did he join the company, but he quickly became one of South Florida’s top performers. Not quenching his entrepreneurial spirit, he offered and was able to buy Transworld from the owners at

throughout the USA and one in Canada. At 46 years old, Andy is the CEO of the company and continues to grow the brand through franchising. Transworld Business Advisors is essentially three complementary businesses rolled into one: brokerage, franchise consulting, and franchise development. The brokerage side puts buyers and sellers of businesses together for a fee; the consulting side gives entrepreneurs access to more than 200 pre-screened franchise opportunities and professional advice on what to consider before making an investment; the development service assists people in growing their businesses through franchising. The company has created a winning formula for success through its service-oriented philosophy, dynamic people, cutting-edge technology platform, unique marketing concepts and robust

Embracing the industry he’s chosen to be part of, Andy is the Past Chairman of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) headquartered in Chicago IL. This is an international association for the industry that educates its members and oversees the industry’s governmental interactions. He has been a member of the Business Brokers of Florida and is now the President of the South Florida Chapter of the BBF. With an active schedule in his business… and in his industry… Andy still finds the time and energy to work with some of the leading non-profits in the community. He is the Past Chairman for Junior Achievement of South Florida which operates JA World that teaches students the value of entrepreneurship. Other community organizations he’s been active in include the Legal Aid Service, where he is the Past

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“IS THERE ANYTHING BETTER THAN THE SATISFACTION OF owning your own business?” HE ASKS. “IF YOU’VE EVER SAID – “I’D LIKE TO be my own boss’ - YOU’RE not alone . IT’S A DREAM THAT NEARLY two-thirds of Americans share.”

the time. His continued relationship with the former owners lasted over 10 years. He took the solid 18 year old company of 7 people and 35 businesses for sale and grew it over the next 14 years. Now over thirty years old, Transworld is the number one business brokerage in the State of Florida. They currently have over 80 business brokers in the organizations and have over 1,500 businesses for sale. Transworld was awarded 3.5 million dollars in funding from Florida’s Capco program in 1998 and was one of its most successful investments. In 2010, Transworld Business Brokers, LLC and United Franchise Group, Inc. formed a joint venture to franchise Transworld worldwide. Currently there are over 40 offices

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listings. Cagnetta is recognized as a thought-leader in the brokerage industry and active in the South Florida community by supporting several important charities and other causes. The company itself has received a number of industry awards for its many years of success. Those who sign up to be a franchisee of the new Transworld Business Advisors will learn how to: list and prepare a business for sale, identify and qualify potential buyers, market a business, analyze market conditions, handle negotiations, arrange financing, and coordinate closings. “What we’re offering through Transworld Business Advisors is a chance for someone to own their own business and achieve their dream,” said Cagnetta.

Executive Counsel Chairman, a Past Board Member of the United Way of Broward County and a member of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society and a Board Member of Security on Campus. He is also a graduate of Leadership Broward. Of course, family is vitally important. He and his wife Allison have two children, Rachel, Lauren. They are residents of Hollywood. His hobbies are golf and guitar. In his short tenure in South Florida, Andy has changed the shape of the Business Brokerage industry and has committed himself to increasing the professionalism within the organization. For those interested in acquiring a Transworld Business Advisors franchise, email info@tworld.com or call 888-816-6749.


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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25, 2012 A Celebration of Latin Jewish Culture will be held at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center Orlove Auditorium (5890 S. Pine Island Road, Davie 33328). To learn more about the event, visit www.jewishbroward.org or contact Anita Lapco with the Jewish Federation of Broward County at (954) 249-6358 or alapco@jewishbroward.org

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ROMANTIC BROWARD BROWARD DISCOVERING THE HEART OF OUR COMMUNITY

BY JEFF PERLMAN

To be honest, the words romance and Broward County are not often used in the same sentence. When one thinks of rom mantic locales the mind drifts to placess like Paris, Florence and Saint Tropez.. And to be honest thosee places are pretty romantic. Saint Tropez, is a beautiful seaside resort th hat has been dubbed the playground fo or jetsetters, fashion models, and million naires, and it is most-enduringly known as the place where the iconic Brigitte Bardot was “discovered”. Florence has beautiful piazzas, romantic cafes and aweinspiring works of art. And d Paris, well Paris is Paris. But as we approach Vallentine’s Day we encourage the romanticcs among our readers to reconsider Brow ward County. Whether it’s a gorgeous sunset over Fort Lauderdale beach, an intimate stroll along Las Olas Boulevard or adventurous forays througgh the famed River of Grass—Broward County is a hopeless romantic’s dream m location. To get your hearts racin ng and your imaginations fired up, we offer a few tips for your Valentine’s Daay pleasures.

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Brow ward has amazing resorts and romantic getaways for those “stay-cations “ th hat seem to sustain us. We reecommend that you check in the new B Ocean Fort Lauderdale. Located t d on the ocean on Sunrise Boulevard, B Ocean offers an array of incredible amenities and every one of its 240 rooms has ocean views. The suites are more like studio apartments—beautifully decorated and perfect for honeymoons or romantic rendezvous. If your idea of romance is a spa day for two: check out Coral Springs’ own European Spa, Le Boe, which has services for both men and women.

Flowers For 85 85 yeaars rs,, T Th he Fl Flaamingo Gardens ns hav avee de deligh hted romantics with its 60 acress of bea eautyy fea fe eat aturing 3,0000 ssp atu pec e ies off tro ropical aand subtropical plants and t eees. It al tr also bo oast oast oa sts th the he la larg rgges est co coll l ecti ll eccti t on on of nati tiive v wildlife in the state and a gorrgeous arrayy of flamiingos ngos.. Trrop T opic i al jun unglles ungl es are re ver eryy rom ro omant man ic c and d Flamingo Gardens offers some of tth he la ast nattural al jun nglle in Flo lori rida ri daa rig ight ht her e e in in Davvie, between Griffin Road aan nd II-595. A pa p rticcul ularrly rom omantic spot ot is un nd deern rnea rnea eath th the G Gardens’ unique hammock of 200 00 year ear ol old d Li Livve Oak ak tre r es. W il Wh ilee wee’r ’ree in n the garden mo od dee, anothe heer favorite e staple on your Romantic Brow Br ow ward d to tour ur sh hould be The Bonne nett Ho ne H use uss Museum m and Gardens, located in easst ea st For ort rt La L ud der e dale. The Bo Bonnet House combines histo Bon ory, y art, nature and culture in an alluring trrop opic opic ica al setti al ting ti ng tha hat wi w ll set your hear arrt aflutter. Su urp rpri riisee you our love veed one post Valen ntine’s Day by vvisiting the Bonnet House on n Feb. 166. Yo Y u’lll be able to catch the Young Artists M Music Series from 7-9 p.m. In n add dditio ion to romantic music, enjoy complimentary ion io y wine, coffee and dessert courte co esy sy of st students from the nearby Fort Lauderd dale Culinary School.

Romantic Districts While the arts and romance go together, ambience—a sense of place—is also important. Broward is full of romantic spots including the legendary Las Olas Boulevard, one of Florida’s most walkable streets. Nothing beats a slow stroll on Las Olas where you can take in the sights and sounds of an historic street pulsing with activity. Nearby is the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District, a 22-block long area chock full of restaurants, cafes, shops, and art galleries along the banks of The New River. Paris eat your heart out. We recommend a visit to the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale which is featuring an exhibit “Offering of the Angels” Old Master Paintings and Tapestries from the Old Masters from the world famous Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy through April. The Uffizi Gallery is one of the oldest and most famous art museums in the world. Impress your beloved with your knowledge of art. This rare exhibit—visiting only four U.S. cities—features tapestries and paintings by some of the greatest artists of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, including Botticelli, Parmigianino, Allori, Giordano, and Lorenzo Monaco, among many others. All of the 45 works of art in the exhibition are related to the theme of forgiveness, always a good thing when we’re talking about love. If you find yourself in western Broward check out The Weston Town Center on Market Street in the heart of Weston. Your loved one is sure to enjoy the shops, wine tastings and dining.

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Broward Center for the Performing Arts Broward’s crown jewel of culture is a wonderful place to spend a romantic evening. Offering a vast array of performances and experiences, the Broward Center is a local treasure. This month, on Feb. 26 to be exact, the Broward Center turns 21 years old and for many long time cultural connoisseurs the venue has truly reached maturity. Here’s a look at some romantic February performances: On Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Center’s University Theatre, The Florida Wind Symphony, a resident professional ensemble of Florida Atlantic University, performs a special concert for this special day. The concert is being billed “The Winds of Romance”—how can you resist. Featuring the remarkable voices of Dean Peterson - soloist with the Metropolitan Opera in New York - and Birgit Fioravante acclaimed soprano of The Dueling Divas and the Opera Orchestra of New York - this concert will inspire your heart with romantic favorites. Impress your date and attend Conductor Kyle Prescott’s elegant reception following the concert. P.S. This concert will be held at Florida Atlantic University’s Boca Raton campus. Tickets range from $15-$35. Visit the Broward Center website for ticket information. As your romance concierge; we also encourage you to check out the legendary Willie Nelson, performing at the Broward Center, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35$75.

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Nelson’s library of songs includes some of the most romantic ever including: “Stardust”, “Always On My Mind” and our favorite “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”. Willie is romance, trust us on this one. Visit www.browardcenter.org for ticket info. To round out your evening the Broward Center offers an array of dining options within the facility. Our favorites are “Serenade” located in the beautiful Abdo New River Room. Before the show, enjoy a delicious three-course, prix fixe menu with choice of entree including: s4ENDERLOINOF"EEF-EDIUMRAREMEDALLIONS of filet mignon served with a port wine shallot demi-glace s#RAB3TUFFED3HRIMP0RAWNSCROWNEDWITH savory crabmeat and served with a citrus beurre blanc s#HILEAN3EA"ASSHERBCRUSTEDlLET TOPPED with a fire roasted red pepper and pineapple salsa s3TUFFED#HICKEN"REAST-ARINATED breast, stuffed with Portobello mushrooms, mozzarella cheese and spinach served with a balsamic rosemary sauce s,AMB/SSO"UCO$ELECTABLYTENDERLAMB shanks served in a hearty vegetable merlot demi-glace s6EGETARIAN2AVIOLI3TUFFEDWITHSPINACH mushrooms and a blend of cheeses and served with a zesty Pomodoro sauce The prix fixe menu also includes a house salad, warm sourdough bread and chef’s choice of a delicious dessert. Enjoy all this while being serenaded by the talented staff, singing the best of Broadway and popular standards as they serve. An enticing selection of appetizers and a range of fine wines and cocktails are available for purchase. Once finished with your meal, you are only steps away from your theater seat and the enjoyment begins all over again. For reservations and more information call 954-462-0222.

Broward is fortunate to have hundreds of wonderful restaurants which makes it impossible to choose the most romantic. By no means is this a complete or exhaustive list, but we came up with a few options for a romantic dinner. For beach area dining consider 33rd and Dine French Café . This gem is not only near the beach, it is inexpensive as well. And of course it’s a French restaurant, which gives it some added romantic points. You never know what you’ll find at this eclectic café—we were there recently and were treated to delicious crepes and the sight of stylish women wearing some amazing hats. We recommend the Veal Normandie and of course the crepes and escargot, which we believe is an aphrodisiac. We particularly love these hidden gems. 33rd and Dine is located in a small shopping center off of A1A in Fort Lauderdale at 3330 N.E. 33rd Street. For information, please call 954-630-0235 No list of romantic spots in Broward would be complete with a mention of the famous Café Martorano, which has become a worldwide sensation as a result of the unique vision and persona of chef/proprietor Steve Martorano, who has been featured on “Housewives of Miami” and is the author of his own book “Yo Cuz The Italian American Cook” and star of

his own web series. The food is sensational. The vibe is amazing and you never know who you’ll run into when you dine. Café Martorano has three locations, the Hard Rock, Oakland Park Boulevard and Vegas. Visit www.cafemartorano.com for information and entertainment. When in Coral Springs, you’ll want to check out Runyon’s, 9810 Sample Road, a longtime favorite of locals. With an almost 30-year track record of success, Runyon’s is a romantic restaurant with a piano bar, a nice wine list and great food. For information and reservations call (954) 752-2333. Also on our must-visit list: If you love steak visit Weston’s Ireland’s Restaurant, 250 Racquet Club Road, at the Hyatt Regency Bonaventure. If your love interest enjoys the genteel and the classy visit Hidden Tea Secrets, 6682 Parkside Drive in Parkland. Fine china, Victorian ambience, silver and linen—perfect.

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GOLD GOLD as a Hedge Investment BY JIM FREER

AMID ECONOMIC PROBLEMS IN EUROPE, ONGOING TURMOIL IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND CONTINUED UNCERTAINTIES ABOUT THE U.S. ECONOMY, 2012 HAS BEGUN AS ANOTHER YEAR WHEN MANY INVESTORS ARE WONDERING “WHAT ABOUT GOLD?” They are considering getting into gold or expanding their gold investments because 2011 was the 11th consecutive year in which prices rose for that precious metal. The price of gold for immediate delivery on the London market rose 7.5 percent in 2011, ending the year at $1,524.80 an ounce. That took place during a year when the Standard & Poor’s 500 declined 0.6 percent. But it is important to know that gold’s 2011 year-end price was down about 20 percent from early September’s record highs in the $1,900 range. Gold moves in the opposite direction of the U.S. dollar, and that currency began appreciating in value last fall when many institutional investors turned to it because of concerns about the financial strength of European governments and financial systems. So, even if the past decade’s bull market for gold continues it can be expected that there will be price swings during any year. The price of gold was in the $270 range during much of 2000 and 2001 before it began a long-term rise following the September 11 attacks and the ensuing crisis in Iraq. “I expect gold will continue its long-term rise even with some corrections like we saw late in 2011,” says James DiGeorgia, founder and president of Gold and Energy Advisor in Boca Raton. DiGeorgia’s company publishes a newsletter on the markets for gold, other precious metals

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BUSINESS&money and oil—with a focus on how international and U.S. economic events impact those markets. He expects that Europe’s banking and financial problems will remain a major issue in 2012, and cites that as a main reason for his forecast that the price of gold will be above $2,100 an ounce by the end of this year. “I recommend that everyone should have a portion of their investments in gold,” he says. “It is a hedge that everyone needs. For many, it can be up to 15 percent (of investible assets).” Taking a longterm view, many financial advisors in South Florida and around the country emphasize that gold should be viewed foremost as a hedge against inflation and economic uncertainties. Thus, having a portion of assets in gold can be a prudent strategy for many investors no matter the overall world financial environment. The percentage of investable assets to have in gold varies among investors based on factors that include their ability and willingness to tolerate price swings and its high degree of downside risk compared with some other investments. Scot Hunter, CEO of Emerald Asset Advisors. LLC in Weston, notes that gold prices have historically experienced extremely long bull and bear periods. After peaking in 1980, gold drifted downward for nearly 20 years before reversing course. Emerald Asset Advisors, a Registered Investment Advisor, says on its Web site that it provides fee-based, discretionary asset management to its private and institutional clients. “Regardless of whether gold prices head higher or lower in the near term, we believe gold is a unique asset that deserves a spot in any diversified portfolio,” Hunter says. He adds that gold can help stabilize portfolio returns during periods of extreme market volatility and may serve several

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might consider mutual funds, direct investment in gold mining stocks or purchase of gold bullion. His preferred investment is gold coins produced by the mints of the United States and other governments. A buyer can take possession, and the coins are liquid. DiGeorgia’s company includes a coin dealership. To avoid mark-ups or problems such as a dealer not delivering the coins, he suggests that buyers contact local offices of the Better Business Bureau before buying gold coins from a dealer. The U.S. Eagle, Canadian Maple Leaf and Chinese Panda are among coins that he recommends for investment. Gold jewelry should be purchased “for the love of it” and not as an investment, DiGeorgia says, because mark-ups for purchase often are high and because its market is not as liquid as other types of gold. DiGeorgia advises investors to check with their financial advisors to determine how much of their assets they should invest in gold. He recommends a maximum of 15 percent, unless you anticipate the onset of a worldwide recession or similar economic catastrophe. If gold prices become out of reach for some investors or hit levels that some consider overpriced, he says investors might consider silver which is sometimes called “the poor man’s metal,” In early January, silver was trading in the range of $29 an ounce.

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GULFSTREAM PARK A MIX OF RACING, DINING AND OTHER ER FUN BY JIM FREER

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SPORTS FANS WHO LIKE TO WATCH AND WAGER ON SOME OF THE COUNTRY’S TOP THOROUGHBREDS ARE DOING THAT AGAIN THIS YEAR AT GULFSTREAM PARK, WHICH HAS LIVE RACING THROUGH APRIL 8. Meanwhile, many other South Floridians and visitors are finding that you don’t have to be an expert handicapper to enjoy a day and maybe an evening at Gulfstream in Hallandale Beach. The clubhouse building that Gulfstream opened in 2006 is a year-round venue with two restaurants, two casino rooms, poker tables and a night club-like room that is available for parties and other events. Fans who like to enjoy a day outdoors and watch races from the rail can do that in a tiki bar and picnic area less than 200 yards from the finish line. Next door, just a few steps from the racing area, is The Village at Gulfstream Park--a 60-store mix of restaurants, boutiques and other shops. The Village of Gulfstream Park opened in 2010. It is a joint venture of Stronach Group, the Aurora, Ont.-based parent company of Gulfstream, and of Forest City Enterprises, a Cleveland-based real estate developer. “Our Chairman, Mr. Frank

Stronach, continues to invest in thoroughbred racing while improving the fans’ experience by constantly upgrading the facility at Gulfstream,” said Tim Ritvo, Gulfstream’s president and general manager. Ritvo is a former trainer and jockey, and he has worked in management at Suffolk Downs in East Boston, Mass. So, it is not surprising that his biggest focus is on racing, “On any given day at Gulfstream, fans could be watching the next Florida Derby winner or one of several Triple Crown contenders,” Ritvo said. He added that Gulfstream each year “has the finest turf and older horses anywhere in the world.” Trainer Ian Wilkes calls Gulfstream’s annual race meet “probably the best in the East, other than Saratoga.” Wilkes is a regular each summer at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. From April to November he also has horses at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., and at

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other tracks in Kentucky and New York. Each winter, he is among the several dozen prominent national trainers who send many of their top horses south to Gulfstream or to its affiliate Palm Meadows training center in Boynton Beach. In races at Gulfstream, those horses compete with horses that are stabled year-round at Calder Casino & Race Course in Miami Gardens. Calder has racing from early April through early December, and Gulfstream runs during the remainder of the calendar. “The big attraction is the weather,” Wilkes said of Gulfstream. The warm and usually dry South Florida winters allow trainers to plan schedules for horses with few disruptions. Gulfstream also has several turf races each day, during months when turf courses are closed at tracks in northern states. As always, February and March will be the peak months in Gulfstream’s racing season. It will have at least one stakes race on each Saturday and Sunday (see chart with highlights). The Florida Derby, which has a $1 million purse and also is Gulfstream’s biggest annual race in prestige, will be on Saturday March 31 and will headline a day with six stakes races. It is 1 1/8 miles for 3-year-olds and is one of the major prep races for the Kentucky Derby and the other Triple Crown races. Barbaro in 2006 and Big Brown in 2008 are among horses that won the Florida Derby and later the Kentucky Derby. In 2010, Ice Box won the Florida Derby and finished second in the Kentucky Derby. Last year, Shackleford finished second in the Florida Derby and later won the Preakness at Pimlico in Baltimore. In early January, Union Rags and Hansen were among 3-year-olds being touted for the $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes on Feb. 26 and later for the Florida Derby. Motor City, trained by Wilkes, is another contender for those races. Anyone planning to get seats and restaurant reservations for the Florida Derby would be wise to contact Gulfstream, at (954) 454-7000, as early as possible. Sheldon Glass of Pompano Beach is among the fans who will be at Gulfstream on Florida Derby Day, and he is there on many other days in the Silks Simulcast room on the track’s ground floor. Silks is open year-round. When Calder

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is running, Gulfstream televises and takes bets on live races at that track and on races at other tracks. During Gulfstream’s live season its simulcast menu is headed by Aqueduct, Tampa Bay Downs and Santa Anita. “They do a great job here,” Glass said. “The management is always listening to the fans, and is ready to make changes.” Among the things Glass likes at Gulfstream are the food at the concession stands and the race calls of announcer Larry Collmus. Collmus also calls the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes on NBC. Glass and Wilkes each said that one of the few drawbacks at Gulfstream is, basically, “there aren’t enough seats facing the track.” That is a frequent comment about “the new Gulfstream.” The track’s long-time grandstand/ clubhouse building had about 20,000 seats facing the track. But it was full only for the Florida Derby and other big days. On weekdays, several sections were often empty. Gulfstream now has only about 850 outdoor seats in the area near the finish line, and facing the track. Gulfstream’s smaller seating area, where some sections are free on weekdays, is part of the facility built for what it hopes is a new-era mix of racing and entertainment. This season, Gulfstream added 250 covered seats in the area near the tiki bar. The new seats are free every day. Gulfstream also has installed six enhanced, higher-resolution Daktronics LED-display giant screens. That includes the main screen/tote board at the finish line. Every Saturday during its race meet, Gulfstream hold its Breakfast at Gulfstream program from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. in its Tiki bar/picnic area.

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Fans can watch horses work out on the track. They also can meet jockeys and trainers as Collmus and handicappers Ron Nicoletti and Jessica Pacheco. Admission to Breakfast at Gulfstream is free. There is an $8 charge for the unlimited breakfast buffet.

GULFSTREAM PARK FACTS

ADDRESS: 901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009 PHONE: (954) 454-7000 WEB SITE: www.gulfstreampark.com RACING SCHEDULE: Wednesdays through Sundays until April 8; first post time is 12:35 p.m. each day CASINO: rooms on the first floor and second floor, with a combined 860 Las Vegas-style slot machines; the first floor room has 20 poker tables TEN PALMS (SECOND FLOOR): a la carte dining, includes tables with views of the track and TV monitors CHRISTINE LEE’S: (THIRD FLOOR): Fine dining, including prime sirloin steak, Asian specialties and a sushi bar; tables with views of the track SPORT OF KINGS THEATER (SECOND FLOOR): Open on weekend days with wagering and showing of races on wide screens; available for private parties and events THE VILLAGE AT GULFSTREAM PARK: Retail and restaurant complex, on Gulfstream property and adjacent to the track’s grandstand building


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DINING GUIDE Lifestyle’s Guide to South Florida’s Best Eats - 2012 ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZA The original coal-fired oven pizza parlor in South Florida posts its standard warning just about everywhere: “Our pizza is well done.” As in, to a crisp. If you like your pies a bit lighter, try asking, though be prepared for disdain. For a bit more excitement, head for the specialties pies such as the eggplant Marino, a breaded Parmesan-like concoction, or a just-bitter, nicely spiced broccoli rabe and sausage. In addition to the original chicken wings, which usually are as generously browned as the pizza crust, the limited menu offers the Anthony’s Italian salad (with an option of gorgonzola) and two foccacia sandwiches, one with tuna and the other with coal-oven roast beef. As for dessert, there’s New York cheesecake. Yep, that’s it. 2203 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, (954) 462-5555; 4527 Weston Road, Weston, (954) 358-2625; and 1203 S. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, (954) 942-5550. ANTHONY’S RUNWAY 84 Long before “The Sopranos” made retro Italian fare trendy, Anthony’s was doing it with aromatic mussels, humongous meatballs and meltingly good veal parmagiana. This is the kind of upscale joint where marinara sauce is “gravy” and the list of evening specials, recited by servers who have been on hand for decades, is more interesting than the actual menus. Devoted fans declare Anthony’s a place “to die for,” and if you’re a first-timer, it’s best to go with

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one who knows the ins and outs- from how to get the best seat in the house to how much of the house salad to eat without spoiling your appetite for the rest of the gargantuan meal. Lunch and dinner. 330 W. State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, (954) 467-8484. BIN 595 Bin 595, is set apart by capturing an ambiance that is inviting, timeless, and whimsical. The eclectic cuisine, including freshly made salads, fine meats, and fresh seafood, reflects Latin, Caribbean, and Asian fusion influences. The expansive bar & lounge feature a variety of signature creations along with an extensive wine list for a memorable experience. Recently awarded an “excellent” rating by Zagat Restaurant Survey and named one of the top 20 new restaurants in the state of Florida by Florida Trend Magazine, Bin 595 takes classic dishes from inspiration to sensation. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a relaxing business lunch or an elegant dinner, Bin 595 is recognized for its prominent experience and its rare blend of casual yet sophisticated elegance. When it comes to delivering a unique, fulfilling restaurant, there’s no better choice than the award-winning Plantation restaurant: Bin 595 Eclectic Grille & Wine Bar1230 South Pine Island Road, Plantation, FL 954-472-2252 http://www. renaissanceplantation.com/bin595.html BISTRO MEZZALUNA Stop by and enjoy live music nightly at

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our new piano bar, choose your favorite bottle from our very own wine cellar, sip libations “al fresco” on our private patio, or simply enjoy Chef Brian’s creations at the new and improved Bistro Mezzaluna. At Bistro Mezzaluna Chef Brian has acquired a reputation for his simple elegance and his food preparation. As executive chef he enjoys creating menus that combine the classic comfort foods with a tantalizing twist that satisfies the finicky as well as the true foodie. While the menu leans towards Italian, selections are eclectic and emphasize seasonal and local ingredients. We now have banquet rooms so keep us in mind for your next party. We thank you for your continued business and look forward to serving you at our new home !1821 SE 10th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL Tel 954-522-9191 www.bistromezzaluna.com CAFE MARTORANO What there is: bright flashing lights, loud Sinatra music, descending disco balls, Mafia movies shown non-stop. What there isn’t: a written menu. Owner Steve Martorano sends out only what he feels like cooking that day, and everyone pays the price of the night, which can be as hefty as his infamous meatballs. What it is: delicious, and quite the scene for tricounty cognoscenti. Reservations would be necessary, but they’re not accepted. Dinner only. 3343 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, (954) 561-2554, www. cafemartorano.com. CAFE VICO Marco Vico’s triple-storefront restaurant


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is a triple threat on the Italian trattoria scene, providing warm hospitality, great food and reasonable prices. The seafood is always fresh, so if you’ve got a thing for shrimp fradiavolo, squid ink pasta or linguine and clams, you can scratch those itches here. Succulent scallopini and chicken-filled ravioli are other guaranteed winners, as are desserts such as ricotta cheesecake and a caramelized apple torte that is so masterful you’d swear a French pastry chef was hiding in the kitchen. Dinner. 1125 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; (954) 565·9681. CASA D’ANGELO RISTORANTE Chef-owner Angelo Elia shines in his namesake eatery. Fare is fancier here, sparkling with imported products and served with greater formality, as befits the homemade pastas that practically float out of the kitchen. Highlights include branzino, the veal chop and anything garnished with olives. Desserts are standard but no less superior because of it. Extensive, if expensive, wine list. Dinner only. Sunrise Square Plaza, 1201 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, (954) 564-1234, www.casad-angelo.com. CHIMA STEAKHOUSE God bless the hungry diner who’s got a Brazilian steakhouse in his own neighborhood. With a salad bar that defies the meaning of extensive, including prosciutto and hearts of palm, and a steady parade of more than a dozen varieties of succulent skewered meats that vie for favoritism, places like Chima are a natural choice to impress colleagues and loved ones. Chima does it one step better, with indoor-outdoor seating, a well-trained staff and some of the most prime cuts on the market. 2400 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, (954) 712·0580, www.chima.cc. H2O CAFE A beach side art deco cafe historically renovated originally built in 1937 as the Lauderdale beach hotel. Lustuous, breezy, romantic atmosphere with breath taking view of the Atlantic Ocean - accompanied by an Italian influenced cross cultural cuisine. Dishes such as shitake risotto, shrimp & avocado salad, Little Havana cuban sandwich and filet mignon with a cuban coffee sauce. There are 85 items on our menu to choose from appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas, chicken, fish, steak. We also offer a selection of chef created daily specials. Our cafe has a diverse collection of wines from California to Italy as well as a

full liquor bar with drinks such as mango mojitos to frozen margaritas. Come visit our java shop to serve all coffee & espresso needs as well as pastries, sandwiches, parfaits & smoothies. Covered garage parking with easy access entrance to cafe. Phone 954-4141024 101 South Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 www. h2ocafe.net JOHNNY V Chef-proprietor Johnny Vinczencz brings his quintessential style and inimitable verve to Las Olas with this indemand New American effort. Tropical, Southwestern and South American influences vie for attention in quirky dishes that take full advantage of regional seasons and locally produced artisan goods. Johnny V even makes his own queso fresco at the restaurant, where he also serves a wide variety of global cheese offerings alongside longtime pastry chef Maika Espinel’s signature sweets. A 600-label wine list is yet another temptation. Lunch and dinner. 625 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, (954) 761-7920, www. johnnyvlasolas.com. LUCILLE’S AMERICAN CAFE Lucille’s American Cafe is a 1940sstyle upscale diner that captures the “luncheonette” feel of that era’s most popular eateries, but seasons it with a dash of 21st-Century finesse. It is conceived as a comfortable neighborhood respite from the home kitchen. Homemade food, served in a stylish but casual atmosphere, with large portions and value pricing make it particularly attractive to families with children as well as couples and singles. Take-out and delivery service, as well as catering, are available and just a phone call away. Owners Paul & Beth Nunez, and Howard Leonhardt believe that high quality food and friendly service will keep guests coming to Lucille’s. The philosophy is simple: Do everything possible to exceed guests’ expectations in food, service and atmosphere. Lucille’s wants guests to feel good enough about their dining experience that they would tell others of their experience We’re open from 11am-9:30pm Monday-Thursday, 11am-10:30pm Friday-Saturday, and 10am-9pm Sunday. Lucille’s American Cafe 2250 Weston Road Weston, FL 33326 (954) 384-9007 Fax (954) 384-9447 TARANTELLA Tarantella is located in the beautiful community of Weston, located in the Weston Town Center. Named after

the vibrant Sicilian dance, Tarantella immerses the clientele in colors and aromas. Colorful hand painted tiles from the artist “Nino Parruca”, grace the tables and walls. Freshly baked bread and pastries, homemade pasta, brick oven gourmet pizza and a combination of traditional and innovative Italian dishes woo the senses. Outdoor patio dining attracts the people watchers. Originally located in the Boneventure Equestrian Center, Tarantella relocated to Weston where it has been providing great service and cuisine to the locals of West Broward. Tarantella is open for lunch and dinner daily. We also host private events – baby showers, bridal showers, bat(r) mitzvahs, communions, birthday and anniversary parties, retirement parties and business dinners. Tarantella has private room facilities with the smaller room holding parties up to 25 and the larger room holding parties up to 70. Come and engage in a truly Italian experience. www.tarantellas.net © 2012 1755 Bell Tower Lane Weston Town Center, FL 33326 (954) 349-3004 II TOSCANO Come, live and experience the authentic flavor of Tuscany. Allow us to make your visit an unforgettable experience, with the best service and atmosphere in town. for your greater satisfaction and of your Guests. Benefit of a little while unforgettable, with the best music, the perfect company, the most exquisite cuisine and a good bottle of wine. Experience the best Italian restaurant out of italy, where service, attention and perfection is provided to all our guests. You will be pleasantly surprised when you discover that IL TOSCANO is much more than a Italian Restaurant! It’s a memorable experience and we already know you will be back for more! 2282 Weston Road Weston Fl 33326 954 385 5883 954 384 0551 www. iltoscanoweston.net 3030 OCEAN Chef Dean Max has done what many have considered undoable: He transformed a lobby of a Marriott into a restaurant of national repute. The sophisticated fare he turns out at this pretty spot relies on the freshest fish and seafood he can find, though he doesn’t neglect carnivores either. Many of his most-requested dishes appear often on the rotating menu, but there are always creative surprises to be sourced, as well. Terrific waterfront views and after-dinner beach walks are bonuses. Dinner only. Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale, (954) 765-3030.

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My to-do list is about as long as my arm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; people to call, people to call back, clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; jobs to work on, appointments to schedule, article deadlines to meet, blog posts to write, tweets to post, emails to return, and books to read. Hey, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m reading just as fast as I can but my night table is still sagging under the growing pile of books to get through. And that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t count all the unread titles hiding in my iPad just waiting to ďŹ ll any spare moments I might have when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m away from a hardcover. To paraphrase the old vaudeville line, I wanted to write a New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resolution about productivity and time management but I never found the time to do it. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll bet your life and your list is just as jam-packed. Thanks to my computerized to-do list program, most everything I need to accomplish is neatly cataloged and regularly updated right on my screen. Because the list automatically syncs with my iPhone, my obligations are always in my pocket, silently screaming out how much there is to be done. And with Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Siri voice activation program connected to the Bluetooth system in my car, I can even have my list read to me while I drive, constantly reminding me of exactly what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not doing. So with so much to do, and everything so well organized, why is it that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m never quite sure of what I should be doing next? Especially when my favorite business and personal development books tell me EXACTLY what to do: s *IM #OLLINS WAS ADAMANT THAT TO GO FROM 'OOD 4O 'REAT ) NEED TO GET THE RIGHT PEOPLE OFF THE BUS THE right people on the bus, and to make sure theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all in the right seats. According to Collins, I should stop writing this post and go work on my HR plans. s%LIYAHU'OLDRATTMADEITREALCLEARIN4HE'OALTHAT the number one thing a manager should do is avoid being a bottleneck. So that means I should put down my personnel ďŹ les and go approve those pending ads to keep my agency humming along.

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