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southern hospitality

a league of their own

shangrI-la part two

Living the high life in the low country on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Meet the superstars of the Lighthouse Point 10-15 year old Girls Soccer league.

The trek continues on an adventurous trip through the mystical Yunnan province.

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a taste of Lighthouse Point A guide to what’s happening at this annual foodie event of the season.

photo by Debra Todd


departments 6

Creatively Speaking


Around the Point


Fish Tales


The Garden Lady


Senior Shout Out


As I was saying


Life’s Journey


Skin Care




Cantankerously Yours


Grid Iron Griller


Sheriff’s Report


Al’s Corner

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Big decisions.

Dermatology is more than skin deep

Bits and pieces from Lighthouse Point and beyond.

The catch of the issue is dolphin.

It’s that time of year for colorful flowers.

Sharing your new year’s resolutions.

Cleaning out your mental closet.

The reality of it all.

What’s new in 2014.

Steps to simple sailfishing.

A writer wishes his retiring editor a fond farewell. (sort of)

Recipes from John Offerdahl.


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Legal Matters


Consumer Tips


Happy Snaps




Pet Birthdays


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Speaking by Susan Rosser

Big Decision Number Four U

ntil recently, I had made three big decisions in my life. Each has turned out even better than I could have envisioned. The first one was to marry my husband Richard. I can’t imagine a better partner than he is. He is loving, kind, thoughtful and of course hilarious —a major husband requirement. My second big decision was to start a family. My kids light up each and every one of my days and my heart has grown a million sizes from all of the love in my family. The third was to buy our first and only home in Lighthouse Point over 16 years ago. And now you are holding a sample from the newest and fourth big decision; publish this magazine. Richard and I have years of experience in publishing, graphic design, writing and other areas that we will need for sure—but the commitment to publish each month, over the long term is a choice not taken lightly. Like having children; it’s a responsibility that sticks around for a long, long time. Jon Frangipane started this magazine over 11 years ago with an eight-page, black and white newsletter. Over the years, he improved it significantly as we hope to do as well. But his commitment to being the voice of the community is what really matters. This magazine is a product of local writers, photographers, advertisers and readers who submit all sorts of content. Going forward, I hope each of you will feel free to send me your ideas—even the silly ones. One thing I know for sure; in this business, you never know where your next great idea will come from. (email me at I cherish Jon’s legacy as the new steward of this contribution process. Jon made the decision to retire—whatever that means for a man as active as he. My husband and I made the decision to carry his torch into the future. We look forward to many years of creating a magazine of which we can all be proud.

on the cover Nicole Limperis, Jacqueline DiGiorgio and Francesca Tumminello photographed at Dan Witt Park by Debra Todd


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Debra Todd, Susan Rosser and senior rain protection engineer, Sam Rosser, during this month’s cover shoot .

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Contact Us Drop us a line and let us know what you’re thinking. Lighthouse Point magazine is all about community and your ideas and comments are important to us. All letters to the editor may be edited for grammar and length. Send letters to:

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AROUND THE Point Welcome to the Hotel Bailey New arts center coming to Pompano Beach


ld Pompano will soon be getting a new arts center. The Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is currently reviving the Hotel Bailey which was built in the 1930s in the emerging creative arts district in Old Pompano. The building will house independent artist studio space aimed to foster the professional creation, exhibition and sale of the visual and clay arts in the new Downtown Pompano Creative Arts District. The space will include exhibition galleries for public art and cultural events, workshop/classroom/multi-purpose flexible space, administrative offices and business support for artists. Included in the plans are approximately 12-15 naturally-lit studios plus a clay studio which will include a kiln for public use. The center’s emphasis is on providing a work, exhibition, and classroom space for visual artists, and gallery space for the sale of their creations. The Hotel Bailey Art Center is certain to enhance the cultural arts scene of Pompano Beach. The CRA will be looking for local artists to occupy the independent artist studios in the very near future. For more information on this project or any other CRA project Shanna Benson at 954-786-7824 or

French Bliss

Lighthouse Christian Students learn to bake with authentic french pastry chefs Middle school students at Lighthouse Christian School studying French were given a special treat while visiting the Pompano Beach French Bakery, Croissant’licious. Owners of the bakery, Pastry Chef Yolanda Coulon and Executive Chef Remi Coulon welcomed the students into the kitchen to bake their own

delectable French treat. Listening to the recipe in French, students made Tarte aux Pommes otherwise known as apple pie. Jacqueline DiGiorgio, (pictured on our cover) a seventh grader, was pleasantly surprised by her ability to understand the French instructions.“It was a great experience for me. I loved the fact that I could use what I have learned in French class to bake something delicious,” says Jackie.


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An Affair to Remember

Jon Frangipane, founder of this magazine, hosted a retirement dinner in December at the Yacht Club for his Lighthouse Point Magazine staff and friends. All five of Jon’s children came in from out of town for the party. Everyone who worked with Jon over the years will truly miss him. Here he is with his children (left) and his graphic designer Babs Kall (below) and photographer Debra Todd (bottom).

Jon Frangipane and his children

A Fresh Start

If your looking for a sparkling cocktail for New Year’s Eve just squirt a touch of lime into a Champagne flute, throw in some frozen cranberries, pour a little cranberry juice in the bottom of the glass and top with Champagne or sparkling wine. The frozen cranberries pull double duty here—they make a festive garnish and they keep your drink nice and chilled. And voila, you have a Poinsettia cocktail. (If making this at home seems daunting, we hear they make a pretty good one at the Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club.)


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LHP Youth sports Schedule Sign-up schedule for winter and spring Lighthouse Point League Sports. See our story about the stars of the girls soccer league in this issue. Youth Basketball Registration: Thursday, January 2, 2014 Dan Witt Park, 7:00pm Ages 10 - 13 (cannot be 14 before Feb. 1) Instructional Jr. Basketball Registration: Saturday, January 4, 2014 Dan Witt Park, 9:00am Ages 7 - 9 Youth Baseball Registration: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 Dan Witt Park, 7:00pm Ages 10 - 13 (cannot be 14 before May 1) Coach Pitch Baseball Registration: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Dan Witt Park, 6:00pm Ages 7 - 9

Come pick with me You can pick your friends and you can pick your vegetables and most likely, you can pick your friends’ vegetables. That being said, head out to Natural Wonders where you can pick strawberries, tomatoes, broccoli, peppers, spinach, kohlrabi, romaine, butter crisp lettuce and other vegetables. (Check the website which is updated about availability.) With over 30,000 plants growing in hydroponic units, you’ll find tons to choose from. And best of all, there is no bending or kneeling. All plants are at your level.

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Anew look

On Friday December 6 Kellie Rucker (third from left) of Rinse and Repeat held an open house at her remodeled location. The salon offers a full array of spa and salon services and now it’s even more beautiful than before.

Jr. Girls Softball Registration: Saturday, February 15, 2014 Dan Witt Park,9:00am Ages 9-11 Sr. Girls Softball Registration: Wednesday, February19, 2014 Dan Witt Park, 7:00pm Ages 11-15 Girls (Coach Pitch) Softball Registration: Saturday, February 22, 2014 Frank McDonough Park, 12:00pm Ages 6-8 Instructional T-Ball Registration: Saturday, March 1, 2014 Dan Witt Park, 11:30am Ages 5-6 Rinse & Repeat, A Kellie Rucker Salon, the hair salon next to RJ Boyle, held a holiday open house on December 6. (L-R) Melissa Snyder, Natalia Flores, Kellie Rucker, Cyndi Blackwood, Lauren Parsons and Ronda Pope. 14

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TO THE POINT People to meet • Stuff to know • things to do

Fish Tales Sunday Funday


here are some things you can count on in this world and Pete Diener working the busy counter at EF Tire & Auto Repair is certainly one of those consistent parts of our community. Six days each week, Pete is getting cars in and out of the shop and dealing with customers with all sorts of trouble with their vehicles. And does anyone ever really want to go to the repair shop? One might say that Pete needs fishing. (Doesn’t everyone need fishing?) Sundays for Pete are for are church and fishing (but sometimes the weather is bad for church.) The “tale” of this dolphin is surely routine for Pete; about 30 pounds, caught on trolled ballyhoo about 20 miles out from the lighthouse. Pete and his friends caught seven dolphin and one wahoo aboard the Sarah Marie that day; a solid catch on the water by most standards.

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TO THE POINT The Garden Lady

The Garden Lady Says… Plant a Living Christmas Tree

Plant Candy By Donna Torrey

By Donna Torrey

The holiday season is in high gear, and for many families in some cities) because they grow too tall, and are this means shopping for a Christmas tree. When I was a susceptible to lightening strikes and hurricane damage. child, I used to get very sad thinking about all ith thethetrees if youus, own one, don’t plant it outside. They holidaysPlease, finally behind we’re ready to take a peek outside and see just what’stree been going on for the past or so. Now that we have the crisp cool that were cut, but then I learned that Christmas don’t belong in month our Florida landscape. Fortunately, there days, it’s time putsome out what I call “plant candy” thefor perfect to indulge farming is big business in many states and considered a toare really excellent choices thosechance who wish to have our senses and use those plants that only grow here during the cooler, winter season. renewable resource. a living holiday tree that can be planted into the landscape, Although that knowledge made me feel better, for some, creating a Christmas memory arboretum. blooms. And lucky for everyone, the plants Brilliantly colored geraniums look it could still be considered wasteful. spectacular If you are one those Our for Florida native, Southern Red miss Cedar (Juniperus are inexpensive. So don’t out—the color rightofnow and are perfect and whimsy well worth all front condos, they are sturdy, saltis a great people who would rather choose anocean alternative, thereasare salicicola) choicethey as provide is theare Arizona cypress time and energy you givemake them.a striking, low tolerant and love the sun. Sweet white two options: artificial, or an actual living tree. (Cupressus arizonica). Both evergreens Plant up several special “‘pots of candy” alyssum, amazing sapphire lobelia, adorable What probably comes to mind is one maintenance addition to the landscape, and are great bird of those “darling” and scatter them around your yard or viola and the elegant fuchsia are just a few attractors, both for nesting and as a food source. They grow little Norfolk Island pines being soldofinthe many chain stores. terrace. You don’t have to plant beds. All colorful choices right now. Paired with to around 25 feet, prefer full drought tolerant. While these make nice houseplants, unfortunately, they that’s neededsun are and a feware accents to really variegated, or silver trailing accent plants, we Best of all, theirgive grow to be quite large, and quickly! have The result that they treat. pyramidal shape makes theJustperfect the whole landscape a boost. a recipeisfor a delicious remember to always use a good potting Find an oldinto, pot at(you least 10 Christmas inches in tree! LHP are booted out of the houseplant world and soil. These soils are formulated with special diameter and up to 14 inches deep, and guessed it) the outside world! products to make it well draining, which is using three different plants, make a lovely Now, our well-intentioned choice for the holidays has Garden is located in the Pompano Citi the key to container plants so don’t skimp specimen pot for the front door, patiogate or Nursery turned into an environmental menace!balcony. Norfolk Island pines filler,Centre. can be reached at 954-783-GATE, or atyou here. Black muck will only disappoint Think; “thriller, spiller” Donna for are considered dangerous in the landscape (actually illegalThe more and in the long run, cost more when the the three types plants. contrast


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Senior Shout Out

Shared Resolutions By Emily Jancura


anuary is here It’s time for new year’s resolutions! Resolutions are good for all ages, because all of us can improve on something. And whether it’s cutting back on salt, joining water aerobics, or watching our spending; most of us want to make a nice, clean start in January. If your goal is to save money, 30 percent are right there with you. If you want to eat healthier, 18 percent do too. And if your resolution is to do less so that you can do more, you’re not alone either. Maybe your goal is to do fewer chores like cooking, shopping, laundry… so you can spend more time with the grandkids! Ask a family member to help out…or consider getting a companion. Either way, you deserve it, and the New Year is a great time to talk about what is best for you. Whatever your resolution may be, the best way to get committed is to share it; go on, get other people in on it. Don’t keep it a secret! If you’re really sincere about making a change, get your friends and family involved. And don’t worry; approaching the topic of “New Year’s Resolution” with people doesn’t have to be a serious discussion. Throw a “Resolutions Party” in mid-January! There are some fun party games that can make those new resolutions a bit entertaining, and they can be as genuine or as silly as you want. And, who knows, they may even be

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In Pass the Hat

everyone writes down at least one resolution, serious or not, and drops it in a hat. Then everyone takes turns pulling them out one at a time. Read them out loud and try to guess who made them.

successful. After all, only eight percent of people who make a new year’s resolution actually stick to them, so why not give some goofy games a shot? (see sidebar.) Most of us do have something we want to change, and there are lots of smart ways to go about initiating it, but sharing might just be the best way to start! I hope you and your families have some fun with your New Year’s resolutions and have a wonderful New Year celebration!

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TO THE POINT As I Was Saying

Stray Thoughts It’s time to clean out my mental closet and clear away a bottleneck of notions, reflections and ramblings

By Alan Williamson • To the inventor of the sandwich, British statesman John Montagu, I say: Thank you Earl of Sandwich for following your impulse to stick your beloved meat between two slices of bread. You changed lunch. You changed the world. • At my high school reunion, a perky blonde girl was now a chunky bald man. The years can be cruel. • We now have one of those single-cup coffee systems at the office that brews over 250 different beverages. Early Favorites: Lady Gag Gag Latte and Gas Station Goo. • Wisdom from The Word Guy: Watch your tone: While imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, if you keep repeating everything someone just said using a high-pitched, cartoonish voice, your flattery may get you punched in the face. • Tried to watch some of the World Series last October but found myself lured away by anything on any other channel. • When I was 17 I was attacked by a wolf. I can still see his snarling face and smell the stench of wild rabbit on his breath. I cried “Wolf! Wolf!” but no one came because of my reputation for joking around. It was a lesson learned the hard way. • I had that dream again where I’m living in a Winnebago


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outside of Forest City, Iowa with a small battery-powered TV and a collection of cologne bottles. How’s everyone doing ... good? How ‘bout this weather we’ve been having? Did you lose some weight? Any plans for the weekend? (Just sharing my gift for small talk. I’m here all week. Thanks for coming.) Part II of my series, “Living With Ambiguity,” may or may not air tonight on PBS, ABC or some other network with letters in it. When the library security guard informed me I couldn’t eat in there, I said “Even tunafish?” The question made no sense of course, but in some strange way it gave me the momentary dignity of being the victim of an unjust system. The Beatles. They had that one hit–Norwegian Wood—and

that was it. So sad these one-song-and-gone bands. • You know your exploration of wine has reached an advanced stage when you find yourself in a store holding a bottle with a familiar label and thinking “I know I’ve had this one before, but did I love it or hate it?” • Someone grumbled that they do their best proofreading after they hit send. That sure hits home with me. • Photo faux pas: When someone’s taking a picture and you’re on the far end of a group shot, ignore the fear that you’ll be cut out of the photo and refrain from doing an exaggerated lean-in. If you get partially cut out, the photographer will be the one at fault. If you lean in too far and ruin the photo, you’ll forever be the bozo who blocked out aunt Adeline on her 100th birthday. So relax, smile, and don’t block out aunt Adeline. • Actual catalog ad I read about a manual typewriter: “Devoid of technological crutches such as spell-check and deletion, The Wordsmith Manual Typewriter encourages the patient, considered sentiment of a wordsmith who thinks before writing.” Perfect. Now I can slow things down and clicketyclack my way to a thoughtful 75 words of stunning insight. If the whiteout holds up I should be done by next month. • My rejected name for the royal baby: Prince Ethan Alan William “Wally” Worcestershire. (I still think it was the right choice.) • Apology to Joe Blow: While talking about possibly buying a new car, I said this to my wife - “I don’t want to pay what Joe Blow pays.” That was unfair. You didn’t deserve that, Joe Blow, and I regret making the remark. Please accept my sincere apology. And by the way, if you don’t mind me asking, what did you pay for your new Camaro? • I feel blessed to live at a time in human history when multigrain baguettes are readily available and a man need not feel self-conscious to say the words “multi-grain baguettes.” • You ever notice that when you need about 20 seconds to accomplish some small task in your car you never hit a red light, but when you have absolutely nothing to do in your car you hit every red light and they all seem to last about 5 minutes? • My new line of rain-wear is out. “Al Willy Wet Robe” is a fashion-forward two-ply polypropylene poncho that keeps your clothes dry and your style slick. Available at Big Lots and finer Space For Lease stores. • Gotcha, For Dummies book series! The title of your latest edition, Bankruptcy For Dummies, makes the usual attempt at ridicule, but the joke’s on you. The fact that I know nothing about bankruptcy is because I’m financially stable, which makes me pretty smart. Who’s a dummy now? In your face! • While reading an article about the U.S. Ice Fishing Federation I ran across the phrase “fish officials.” Maybe it’s because I’m a word guy, but the inadvertent wackiness of that phrase gave me a cheap thrill I’ll savor for days. (No disrespect to fish officials intended.) • I strained my back yesterday running slowly over a mildly sloping speed bump. On the bright side, my tailpipe was not damaged in the incident. • Wisdom from The Word Guy: Using a foreign accent when you’re visiting a country where you don’t speak the language will not aid your communications efforts. You may even get thrown in jail for being a public nuisance where you’ll wait approximately four months to speak to an attorney. Happy travels!

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Life’s Journey

The Reality of it All By reverend Jack Noble


very one of us—every one of us— creates our own reality. I try to live up to the adage that “life is God’s gift to us, what we do with it, is our gift to God.” Every day, in the normal course of things, we see people who act or think as though their lives are determined by what I call the “externals”— the things over which they have no control. Consequently they are “blown about” by this wind or that, failing to realize that life, including all that comes with it is a gift, and what they do with it makes all the difference. The options of course are always ours, but when we allow the “externals” to define our living there is no end to the excuses we can find. “I couldn’t because...” Or, “I would have if only...” Or, “I know but...” That’s acceptable, I suppose, and perhaps even legitimate to a point. But I suggest that we unfold our living with an altogether different orientation. It occurs to me we have a great deal more determination over our lives than many of us realize. We can either allow our circumstances to define us, or we can transcend our perceived limitations and live life at a higher level of consciousness. The “yes, only(s)...” can never produce results—they simply reinforce the delusion of limitation. If we argue long enough for our limitations or handicaps, eventually the world around us will agree and respond accordingly. Joseph Campbell used to speak of the world matching us and our matching the world. I have always taken that to mean that once we recognize our challenges, gifts, strengths, weaknesses, and all the other truths about ourselves and we


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accept the path they represent—the world provides us with whatever we need. Then, in return, we make our contribution back to the world. Now with that said, there are challenges. The greatest of which is to take our God given gifted-ness, and offer it back to the author of life. In so doing though, we create a whole new reality. Because the moment we do this, there is an awakening of sorts. When you and I begin to live life in that way, on a daily basis, we find life is what we make of it. We discover we can take responsibility for ourselves, and in so doing we find release, courage, power and adventure.





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What Causes Excess Hair Loss? Excess hair loss may have many causes. With some forms of hair loss, hair may grow back on its own. With other forms of hair loss, there really is no treatment that has proven to be consistently successful. Improper chemical treatments, hereditary thinning and balding, Alopecia Areata , Telogen Effluvium, hair pulling and scalp ringworm are all causes of excess hair loss that require varying forms of treatment.

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Florida Sport Fishing

The Thrill of Victory Steps To Simple Sailfishing


t’s here…it’s now…and it’s on fire! You may be asking yourself what in the world I am talking about. Well, let me tell you. January signals the dead of winter and for the local angling community that means one thing: it’s sailfish season! Sadly, many anglers who reside in South Florida take it for granted, or they simply don’t appreciate how we good we really have it. Lighthouse Point and our surrounding communities are in the very heart of “The Sailfishing Capital of the World!” The tri-county area ranks as one of the top sailfish destinations on the globe. Our region so hot and the reason so many anglers from all over the world flock here is because our near-shore reef lines lie in a direct path of the annual sailfish migration. It starts in late fall when cold fronts across the Northeast begin dumping snow, leaving plummeting air temperatures in their wake. Simultaneously, falling water temperatures along the Eastern Seaboard send sailfish scurrying south for more suitable conditions. As the fish head to their tropical paradise, they literally swim right by our front door where they are susceptible to anglers in nearly any size or type of craft. This time of year, sailboaters catch sailfish…kayakers catch sailfish…and of course, tricked out center consoles and custom battlewagons score big, too. Seriously, during the coming weeks anyone willing to try can catch a sailfish. It is important to remember that unlike monster marlin and broadbill swordfish that associate with deep water, sailfish averaging 40 to 60 pounds prefer to cruise the shallows in depths ranging from 50 to 250 feet. That “avenue” lies within very close proximity to shore and yes, even though tournament competitors often rack up some serious miles and burn a bunch of fuel in search of a hot sailfish bite, they are always traveling up or down the coast in a north or south orientation, never east. Sailfishing can be as simple or as challenging as you’d like. For those just getting started, stop dreaming about flying multiple kites with three baits dangling from each and displaying dozens of release flags. You’re just not there yet. That is perfectly fine though, because everyone has to start somewhere and successfully capturing and releasing even a single sailfish is a huge thrill. Heck, I’ve released a ton of these things over the years and I still get a kick out of each and every one. So, my best advice for beginners is stick to the basics. First, get out there and find a nice edge with a color change or the presence of baitfish like showering ballyhoo. Even a well-formed weedline will do. Next, put the boat on a drift

Seriously, during the coming weeks anyone willing to try, can catch a sailfish.


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by Captain Mike Genoun, Florida Sport Fishing

The author with a successful release straight outside Hillsboro Inlet.

and deploy a spread of live goggle eyes, which you can catch yourself or purchase from LHP Marina or Hillsboro Inlet Bait just inside the cut. Even without a kite, do your best to cover the water column with a few baits on top and at least one or two deeper in the water column. Ideally, a 20 or 30 lb. class high capacity conventional reel matched to a 7 ft. medium action live bait rod is perfect. A comparable spinning outfit will also get the job done. Truthfully though, sailfish are regularly taken on everything from light 15 lb. class inshore set-ups, to 80 lb. class bent butt trolling rigs. In any case, terminal gear is simple; 8 ft. of 60 lb. fluorocarbon leader and a tournament-approved circle-hook bridled to the bait are enough to seal the deal. When the bite is tough some guys go as low as 40 lb., but you don’t need to worry about that for now. At this stage, all you really have to do is monitor your lines and wait for all hell to break loose and trust me; you’ll know when a sailfish crushes your gog. Take your time and enjoy the fight. Sailfish are incredibly strong and amazingly acrobatic. They jump, they leap, and they greyhound across the surface in a magical display of beauty and power. At boatside, remove the circle hook from the corner of the fish’s mouth while firmly securing the fish’s bill. Revive the beaten warrior as necessary by slowly motoring into the current before watching the beautiful fish melt into the depths. Be forewarned though; the satisfaction that come with healthy releases is highly addictive. - See you on the edge!


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Dirk DeJong, Chairman/CEO of Frank H. Furman Insurance, Inc. and Vice Chairman of the John Knox Village Board of Directors.

Planning Is Key To A Carefree And Fulfilling Retirement Lighthouse Point resident Dirk DeJong has a unique perspective on the need for seniors to plan their retirement future. As Chairman/CEO of Frank H. Furman Insurance, Inc. of Pompano Beach, and Vice-Chairman of the John Knox Village Board of Directors, Mr. DeJong is a highly qualified individual to address retirement benefits and long-term care planning. “It is important to gather information and start formulating a retirement plan as early as possible,” Mr. DeJong said. “A big part of planning includes providing for long-term health care.” The National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, writes that on average, someone who is 65 today will need some type of long-term care services and support for three years — 2.2 years for men and 3.7 years for women. “The baby-boomer generation is the healthiest group of seniors the insurance industry has seen,” Mr. DeJong said. “Yet fewer insurance companies are writing long-term care policies. The limitation of market economics means that with a limited number of providers issuing new long-term care policies, the prices for this coverage will continue to rise.” “That is why it is important to gather as much information as you can right now. Whether you are 52, 62, 72, 82 or beyond.” Mr. DeJong explains that another option to investigate for health care security is a type of retirement community that offers what is called “continuing care.” As an insurance executive, Mr. DeJong understands the economics of long-term care insurance policies. Yet, as a family man with senior parents, he also understands the importance of continuing-care retirement communities (CCRCs) such as John Knox Village in Pompano Beach. “There is an interesting correlation with living at a CCRC and purchasing long-term care insurance,” he said. “They both guarantee that your health care will be taken care of. There are however, limitations on long-term care as provided by insurance. Many policies have a limited value of 3 or 4 years once it is triggered. So if you are 80 and need nursing home care and trigger the policy, you will be allowed a certain dollar amount per month as outlined in your policy. But coverage discontinues once you reach the time limit.” “On the other hand, at a continuing care retirement community, you make your move when you are healthy. A CCRC, such as John Knox Village, provides a carefree, social and wellness atmosphere which fosters health. But if your health takes a turn, you are guaranteed care for life with no time limits or exclusions.”

Mr. DeJong’s family believes in the benefits of continuing-care. His father-in-law is Frank H. Furman Jr, founder of the Insurance Company in his name. Mr. Furman was a 31year member of the John Knox Village Board of Directors with 25 years as its President. Frank and wife Martha Jane decided on their move to John Knox Village in 2006. Last March, Dirk’s parents Don and Joyce DeJong also moved to John Knox Village. “Our parents enjoy life in The Village,” Mr. DeJong said. “Plus the entire family – parents and children – are relieved of the burden of care. Quality health services will be provided in a familiar setting right in the community. We don’t have to worry about mom and dad. Everything is taken care of.” John Knox Village is a not-for-profit non-denominational life care community located in Pompano Beach. Take the time to learn about continuing care retirement and to formulate your long-term plan. For more information on John Knox Village, please mail the coupon below for your free retirement information kit, or call (954) 783-4040.


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Cantankerously Yours

A Glorious Ride... ...for Some By Wendell Abern photo by Debra Todd


ast month, Jon Frangipane, the editor, publisher, distributor, naysayer, blue-pencil-wielder and slave-driver of this magazine, announced he intends to retire from the publishing world in order to pursue other interests. For thirteen years, Jon has been my close friend, confidant, piano teacher; for eleven years, my editor and cocurmudgeon as facilitator of a writers’ group. My column has appeared in every issue of Lighthouse Point Magazine since its inception eleven and-a-half years ago … making me a first-hand witness to the miracles Jon has effected in transforming a twelveJon Frangipane and Wendell Abern page black and white “newsletter” into a superb full-color magazine. he could run the photo next to my column. I sent him a head In the announcement of his departure, Jon called his shot. He called me two days later. experiences “a glorious ride.” “I can’t run this picture!” he said. Which does not mean he made it glorious for me. “Why not?” Jon called me after I’d submitted my first column to “Because it’s a picture of Cary Grant!” him, which was headlined, “Never play ‘Jeopardy’ With “So what? You and I are the only ones old enough to Your Grandchildren,” recounting my experiences as my recognize him. I think it’ll look great next to my column.” eleven- and seven-year old grandchildren humiliated me by Jon was having none of it. So he took a photo of me answering Alex Trebeck in milliseconds while I was pleading himself. I took one look at it and said, “I want that retouched! senility. Look at that lopsided grin! I look like a constipated Chia pet!” “I like the column,” Jon said, “but do you think you could cut “You look like a cantankerous curmudgeon, and the photo it a bit?” stays.” “Sure. How many words do you want my columns to have?” I’ve never won that battle. In fact, Jon even doubled it in “Oh, maybe a thousand.” size when I wrote my first annual open letter to “People” “And this is longer than that?” Magazine, protesting the fact I was not named one of the “Only by 8,500 words.” Jon answered most beautiful people in the world. I suggested if he were I sat up half the night, rewriting the column completely going to use photos to help me be named as beautiful, he while cursing my editor, as any decent writer would do. should take a picture of my elephant-ear sized love A few months later, Jon asked me for a picture of myself so handles instead.


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Jon wrinkled his nose in disgust. “This is a family magazine,” he said. I had known Jon through our writers’ group for perhaps a month before I discovered he was a professional pianist, composer and teacher. We went to hear him play one night and were so impressed we bought his CD. Four months later, as a birthday gift, my wife bought me ten lessons from Jon. I practiced very hard before my first lesson with him. I’d learned only a few pieces, and I started with a Scott Joplin piece, played it through while Jon sat listening patiently. When I’d finished, he said, “That’s amazing!” “Wow! Thank you!” I said, inordinately flattered. “No,” Jon said, “what I meant by amazing is that you have somehow managed to add an extra beat into every measure of the piece.” “Really? How did I do that?” “I’m not sure. I don’t think anyone has ever done that before.” Jon then played the piece correctly, and I spent the next three months struggling with it, cursing Jon as vehemently as when I was cutting copy. At my next lesson with him, I said, “When I’m not rewriting something for you, I’m re-learning something because of you.” “You’ll be a better person for it,” he said. During Jon’s tenure as major-domo of this publication, I have railed against, pilloried and ridiculed anything or anyone that riles me. Or even aggravates me just a little bit. Since my column is entitled, “Cantankerously Yours,” I have always assumed I have license to denigrate anyone. One day, in 2006, Jon called and said, “Can I ask a favor?” “Certainly.”

“Um … no more articles on the medical profession for a little while?” “Of course. All my doctors have to do is answer their phones and get to their appointments on time.” “I’m getting calls,” Jon said. “From doctors.” “Great! And they’re calling to apologize, right?” “No apologies. Frustration. They feel you don’t know what they go through. It’s that last column you wrote. The one with the headline, ‘The doctor will be with you shortly.’ That seems to have been the final straw.” “Jon, I wrote that because I spent an hour and-a-half in a reception room!” “Okay. But still … can you lay off the medical profession Livescan for a while?” Fingerprinting I sighed, and decided, as a favor, to pick on the Veteran’s Available Here Administration instead. The VA was so deserving of my wrath, I haven’t written about the medical profession since. No one will miss Jon as much as I will. Raconteur, writer, photographer, musician, avid tennis player, editor, publisher and great friend, I consider Jon the quintessential Renaissance man. However, I advise none of you to ever ask him for directions. I made that mistake recently when I asked him where our party was being held, and how to get there. He wrote back, “The lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club. (Do not bring your racquet or yacht.) Get in your car, shut the door, insert key in ignition, step on gas, back out of space and head east.” Then after lengthy directions peppered with snide remarks, he ended, “I suggest you start out the day before.” Ah, Jon, what will I do without you? | Lighthouse Point Magazine January 2014 | l i ghthou se point

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The Gridiron Griller by John Offerdahl

Newman’s Santorini Grilled Octopus READY— LINE UP YOUR INGREDIENTS for the octopus 1 octopus 1 Spanish onion (rough chopped) 1 carrot (rough chopped) 4 stalks celery (rough chopped) 8 cloves garlic

2 bay leaves 1 tablespoon coriander seed 1/4 cup salt 1 1/2 gallons cold water 1 tablespoon peppercorns

for the salad ¼ cup red grape tomatoes, halved ¼ cup yellow grape tomatoes, halved ½ cup red onions (1”x1” dice), rinsed in hot water for 30 seconds, cooled in cold water and drained.

5 Kalamata olives ¼ cup crumbled feta 7 Italian parsley leaves, torn 3 basil leaves, torn Greek salad dressing (recipe below)

directions Place all ingredients in a 22-quart pot and bring to a simmer. Place a large round plate on top of the octopus to keep the octopus submerged. Simmer for 50 minutes. Quarter turn the pot every 15 minutes to ensure the octopus cooks evenly. Remove the octopus from the pot and let cool to room temperature. When cool remove the tentacles from the body and clean off the skin. Grill the octopus tentacles till lightly charred. Cut into one inch segments. Combine all salad ingredients, top with the octopus and drizzle with dressing. GREEK DRESSING: 2 teaspoon minced garlic 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 c. red wine vinegar 1 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 1/2 teaspoon oregano (dried) salt & pepper to taste

directions In a stainless steel bowl combine all ingredients except the extra virgin olive oil. While whisking constantly, slowly add the extra virgin olive oil until well combined. Johnny says… “You’d think it only appropriate that Ed Newman, a Dade County Court Judge, should win the Grill-Off “Judge’s Choice” champion, but then again, the gastronomic powers of teammate Chef Peter Boulukus and his Grilled Octopus recipe had its tentacles surrounding the trophy by Awards Ceremony! The Gridiron Griller . . . still undefeated 38

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Legendary Miami Dolphin Guard #64 Ed “The Judge” Newman and his talented teammate Chef Peter Boulukus from YOLO Restaurant, downtown Fort Lauderdale, carried home the “Judge’s Choice” Championship Trophy at the 4th annual John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Tailgate Festival. Their winning recipe of grilled octopus is included here. 25 Dolphin legends and top chefs from across South Florida competed for the coveted prize in November at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater & Park. The real winner, however, was Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation and its mission to “Feed the Needs of Kids in Crisis” who are parentless (4KIDS of South Florida Foster Care) and homeless (HOPE South Florida). Another $25,000 was raised for these charities with the four year total now eclipsing the $100,000 mark. A showcase celebration where celebrity, competition and charity collide! ABOVE John Offerdahl, Chef Peter Boulukus of YOLO and his talented teammate Ed “The Judge” Newman (Miami Dolphins 1973-84).

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Road Trip


Hospitality living the highlife

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must have lived in the South in a previous life because as soon as I see my first moss covered oak tree, I feel like I’m home. And yet, I’ve never actually lived in the south. (South Florida doesn’t count.) Oh, and don’t even get me started on southern food. Well, not too far from South Florida (about a six hour drive) you can find St. Simons Island, Georgia, an incredibly quaint and small barrier island known for its expansive beaches. As soon as you begin your journey over the five-mile causeway to the island, you begin to relax. You will see endless vistas spanning across rivers, vast salt marshes and of course the Atlantic Ocean. Once on the


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The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort 201 Arnold Road • St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522 Phone: 912/638-3631 Reservations: 800/342-0212

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Island, you will find, quiet ocean-side streets lined with mom and pop shops and restaurants with the occasional proverbial t-shirt store. The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is the epitome of southern charm. What can I say, they had me at “ya’ll.” The staff are full of authentic warm hospitality for which South is famous . Take a short walk from your room and stroll along the miles and miles of beautiful beach, enjoy ocean front dining at the King’s Tavern (don’t skip the shrimp and grits-see sidebar) or poolside at Ocean Terrace Grille, or take a dip in one of the resort’s five sparkling blue pools. continued on next page


Climbing St. Augustine Lighthouse

Six hours in a car can be a challenge. On the way, stop off and climb the 219 steps of the St. Augustine Lighthouse to the observation deck for a 360-degree view of the historic city and the Atlantic Ocean. An active navigational aid, the lighthouse was built in the early 1870s and may be the most picturesque of the state’s 30 beacons, not all of which are operational (of course, we can think of one lighthouse we like better.) Tickets are $3 to $7.50, depending on your age and whether you’ll make the trip up to the top. For more information call 904-829-0745 or visit


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The Resort Located directly on the Atlantic Ocean beaches of St. Simons Island, Georgia, the resort is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a member of Historic Hotels of America. The Resort is 60 miles north of Jacksonville and 65 miles south Savannah. • Ocean front dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner • Five pools, including an outdoor children’s pool and an indoor heated pool with hot tub • The Royal Treatment Cottage specializes in massage therapies and treatments • 10, 000 sq. ft. of ocean front meeting, conference and function space • Award-winning golf at the newly restored and renamed King and Prince Golf Course, Home of the Hampton Club • Exercise facility • Har-Tru tennis courts • Complimentary Wi-Fi access in all guest rooms, villas, private homes and lobby areas • Complimentary Business Center

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Road Trip

St. Simons stuff to do

A trip to St. Simons is really all about relaxing, but if you must do something here is a list that should help the more restless travelers in your party: Ghost Tours Join a Ghost Tour by Lighthouse Trolleys ( in spooky St. Simons, the perfect after dinner evening entertainment! Visit several sites of authentic island history and learn all the ghostly tales behind them. The tours are one of the most sought after evening activities for| all ages. Southeast Adventure Outfitters If you really overdid it on the shrimp and grits you may need to go kayaking in addition to a bike ride. There are plenty of experienced local guides at Southeast Adventure Outfitters. Discover the many rivers, creeks and marshes while kayaking St. Simons and Sea Islands and the Brunswick area. The guides teach the skills needed to safely enjoy the sport. Tours include two-hour trips through the Marshes of Glynn, a three-hour trip around St. Simons, and full day trips on the Altamaha and Satilla Rivers.

Shrimpin’ aboard the “Lady Jane” with Captain Larry Credle Traveling through the Marshes of Glynn south of St. Simons Sound you will see all sorts of wildlife including dolphin, seagulls, and pelicans. You will not only see tons of different sea creatures the crew brings up, but you also get to touch the catch of the day which may include; sharks and crab. And the friendly crew even boils shrimp for you to taste. Two hour tours depart daily from the Brunswick docks less than a mile from the St. Simons causeway. Jekyll Island Fun Tours Tour the maritime forest on the south end of beautiful Jekyll Island while guiding along on an eco-friendly Segway® Personal Transporter (PT). To take part in the Jekyll Island Fun Tours on Segway® PTs, please contact the tour guide in advance for availability and tour times. You must be a minimum of 16 years of age and weigh between 100-250 pounds to participate in a tour. Tour guests under 18 years of age should be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Call 912-635-9704 for information.

Teen Meet and Greet Trolley Teens meet and connect on a one hour trip with Lighthouse Trolleys. This evening trip features music, karaoke, and other fun that allows teens to connect with locals and visitors. What parent wouldn’t like to pawn their teen off for some supervised fun? Bike Trails Burn off all the calories from the shrimp and grits with a ride on a paved network of winding bike paths (ideal for walking and jogging, too). You can get to most anywhere on St. Simons Island on a bike. Bike rentals are available at Ocean Motion Surf Shop (just around the corner from the Resort) and elsewhere on the island. Infant seats and Trail-a-bikes available as well. Rent by 1/2 day, full day, or for your entire stay. Call 912-638-5225 for more information. Bike rentals are also available at Wheel Fun Rentals. They have many unique bikes including surreys that hold up to nine adults. Call 912-635-9801.

A little bit of history The King and Prince Club opened as a seaside dance club in 1935. Six years later, on July 2, 1941, the main hotel building opened to the public as the King and Prince Hotel and was immediately praised for its modern features and magnificent ocean views. During World War II, the hotel served as a naval coast-watching and training facility. In 1947 the hotel reopened to resume its popularity as a favorite island resort. In 1972 and again in 1983, the hotel underwent extensive renovation and expansions becoming a member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America in 1996. In 2003, the Resort’s historic main building underwent a stunning restoration and enhancement project, adding 57 new guest rooms. In 2005, the Resort was named to the National Register of Historic Places. Throughout the many changes over the hotel’s 76 years of service, one thing has remained the same: guests enjoy that famous Southern hospitality.


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Georgia Low Country Shrimp and Grits (Recipe courtesy of the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort) ‘Shrimp and Grits’ is popular dish in the south. It started as a breakfast meal for coastal sailors, fishermen and their families. Now it is served at all meals from casual to fine dining restaurants and there are as many different versions as there are southerners. Here is the secret to the resort’s famous shrimp and grits. Ingredients 1 pint Logan Turnpike or Quaker Instant Grits 1 pint heavy cream 1 quart water ½ lb unsalted butter salt, to taste 2 lbs chorizo or andouille or smoked sausage 1 lb white corn (roasted) 1 Vidalia onion (chopped) 1 green pepper (diced) 1 red pepper (diced) 1 pint smoked cheddar cheese (shredded) 1 cup mix of fresh cilantro, flat leaf parsley and chives (all chopped) 5-6 lbs Georgia Wild Shrimp, peeled and deveined (16-20 shrimp / pound if possible - about 5-6 / person) white wine, to taste 1 pint crème fraiche 2 bundles green onions (chopped) Directions In a 4-quart sauce pan, place the cream, water, butter and salt (to taste, keep in mind cheese and chorizo added later will make this dish saltier) and bring to a boil. When liquid comes to a boil, stir in grits and whisk until starting to thicken. Turn off heat, cover with lid and let set about 20 minutes to bloom. While grits are blooming, sauté the chorizo, onions, peppers and roasted corn until nice and colored. Then, fold that mixture along with the chopped herb mix and smoked cheddar, then put in a warm area to serve. If grits are a little stiff, just add a little more cream and gently heat over the stove top. In a sauté pan, heat a little oil to smoking hot. Season the shrimp and sauté on high for about one minute on each side, then add just a little white wine or shrimp stock or even just a little more butter to pan and let rest in pan while plating grits. Top grits with shrimp, add a dollop of crème fraiche and garnish with green onions.

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Meet the superstars of the Lighthouse Point girls soccer league Photos by Debra Todd

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t’s January which means cooler evenings, snow bird invasions and girls soccer here in Lighthouse Point. On any weekday evening, head over to Dan Witt Park and you’ll see a crowd of girls kicking the soccer ball while their parents cheer a little too loudly. (Forgive them. They’re just proud.) Each year, girls ages 10-15 sign up to play in the all girls soccer league. With no boys around, the girls are really able to be themselves and shine both on and off the field. In past seasons, none of these girls’ teams attracted any local sponsors; but, that never discouraged these die-hard athletes to play their hearts out under the lights. Things changed this year when four local female merchants stepped up to the plate (forgive the baseball analogy) to sponsor the league (see sidebar on next page). The big age spread (some girls seem like they just finished kindergarten while others are practically women) creates a unique atmosphere of friendship and support. The younger girls admire and adore the older players—most of whom have been playing in town for four or five years. Being on the field with experienced athletes builds skills and confidence in the younger players. Meanwhile, the older girls become the “big sisters.” The opportunity to be a role model develops leadership skills in the older girls who are only a few years away from college. They coach the new players and help them out along the way. They remember what is like being the “newbie” and take great care to ensure the younger girls feel comfortable on the field. Here we highlight a few superstar players— and there are more out there. So while on your evening stroll, don’t hesitate to stop by the field and cheer on these young athletes. 52

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Nickname: Haley Age: 14 Years Playing Soccer: 5 School: Deerfield Beach Middle School Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: chocolate. Favorite Movie: Hunger Games Favorite TV Show: Awkward Favorite Color: red Other Sports You Love: volleyball Best/Favorite Subject In School: French Disney Or Universal: Universal Hamburger Or Hot Dog: hotdog Chocolate Or Vanilla: chocolate

Nicole Sloss

Nickname: Coley Age: 14 Years Playing Soccer: 11 School: Crystal Lake Middle School Dream Vacation: California Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Superman (vanilla) Favorite Song: Smells Like Teen Spirit. Favorite Color: green Favorite Stuffed Animal: dog Other Sports You Love: hockey Dream Vacation: Sweden Disney Or Universal: Universal Hamburger Or Hot Dog: hamburger Chocolate Or Vanilla: vanilla Pet Peeves: People chewing with their mouth open. My Biggest Weakness: music

Kristina Kassis

Darcy Haughey

Nickname: Darce Age: 15 Years Playing Soccer: 11 School: Pompano Beach High School Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: chocolate Favorite TV Show: The Walking Dead Favorite Song: Buffalo Soldier Favorite Color: blue Favorite Stuffed Animal: elephant Other Sports You Love: softball Best/Favorite Subject In School: lunch Dream Vacation: Hawaii Disney Or Universal: Universal Hamburger Or Hot Dog: depends on my mood Chocolate Or Vanilla: chocolate Pet Peeves: People smacking their lips. Quality I Most Admire In Others: dread locks My Biggest Weakness: puppies My Biggest Strength: my leg

Nickname: KK Age: 13 Years Playing Soccer: 4 School: Deerfield Beach Middle School Dream Vacation: Hawaii Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: cookies and cream Favorite Movie: Ocean’s 11 Favorite TV Show: Once Upon A Time Favorite Color: blue Favorite Stuffed Animal: bunny Other Sports You Love: softball, volleyball, football Best/Favorite Subject In School: art/math Disney Or Universal: Disney and Universal Hamburger Or Hot Dog: hamburger Chocolate Or Vanilla: vanilla Quality I Most Admire In Others: friendship

Alumni Soccer Game

If you miss playing in the Lighthouse Point soccer leagues, here’s a chance to relive your glory days. When: Friday, January 17 Where: Dan Witt Park Boys’ Game: 6:30pm for ages 14-16 Girls’ Game: 7:30pm for ages 15-17 To sign up visit Sponsored by Your Pie and Lighthouse Point Magazine. January 2014 | l i ghthou se point


Chloe Silva

Age: 13 Years Playing Soccer: 8 School: AD Henderson University Dream Vacation: Tahiti Favorite Color: teal, mint Other Sports You Love: lacrosse, football, volleyball, softball, swimming Best/Favorite Subject In School: science/ biology Disney Or Universal: Universal Hamburger Or Hot Dog: hamburger Chocolate Or Vanilla: vanilla Pet Peeves: attitudes, brothers Quality I Most Admire In Others: respect My Biggest Strength: sports, never giving up

Jacqueline DiGiorgio

Age: 12 Years Playing Soccer: 12 School: Lighthouse Christian School Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: cookies and cream Favorite Movie: The Blind Side Favorite TV Show: The Voice Favorite Song: Roar Favorite Color: green Favorite Stuffed Animal: teddy bear Other Sports You Love: football Best/ Favorite Subject in School: math or science Dream Vacation: Australia Disney Or Universal: Disney Hamburger Or Hot Dog: hamburger Chocolate Or Vanilla: chocolate Quality I Most Admire In Others: kindness My Biggest Strength: facing my fears

Brianna Biddiscombe

Nickname: Brie Age: 15 Years Playing Soccer: 4 School: North Broward Prep Dream Vacation: Australia Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: vanilla Favorite Color: Pink Favorite Stuffed Animal: dog Other Sports You Love: volleyball Best/Favorite Subject In School: English Disney Or Universal: Disney Hamburger Or Hot Dog: hot dog Chocolate Or Vanilla: vanilla Quality I Most Admire In Others: kindness My Biggest Strength: caring for others.


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Francesca Tumminello

Nickname: Franki Age: 12 Years Playing Soccer: 9 School: St. Ambrose Dream Vacation: Hawaii Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: rocky road Favorite Song: Monster Favorite Color: Pink Favorite Stuffed Animal: monkey Other Sports You Love: volley ball, basketball Best/Favorite Subject In School: social studies Disney Or Universal: Universal Hamburger Or Hot Dog: hamburger Chocolate Or Vanilla: chocolate My Biggest Strength:athletic

Local Female Entrepreneurs sponsor the all-girls soccer league


POWER In past seasons, the girls league had not attracted local sponsors. While the co-ed teams all get shirts, shorts and socks as part of their uniforms, the girls don’t receive shorts and they are quietly aware the league doesn’t have sponsors like the co-ed leagues. In defense of the city on this one, the girls have a tendency not to wear the league-supplied uniform shorts in favor of more flattering apparel of their own choosing—but a solution to that problem is being sought. When Patty Miranda, owner of the Olympia Flame Diner, learned the all-girls soccer league had never had sponsors, her response was immediate: “I’m in. Done. Where do I send the check?” Three other entrepreneurs stepped-up to support the girls and serve as role models for the players.

Nicole Limperis

Nickname: Coco Age: 12 Years Playing Soccer: 9 School: St. Ambrose Dream Vacation: Hawaii Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: chocolate Favorite Color: Pink Favorite Stuffed Animal: monkey Other Sports You Love: swimming, volleyball Best/Favorite Subject In School: math and social studies Disney Or Universal: Universal Chocolate Or Vanilla: chocolate My Biggest Strength: Straight A student (Nicole’s proud mom filled that in when she wasn’t looking)

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Friday, August 2 Today we are going to travel over 33 miles from Dali to discover the Weishan Valley which is home to the Yi, Bai, and Hui (Muslim) ethnic groups. Our first stop was at Dong Lian Hua (East Lotus Village) where we visited a horse caravan museum. This village is home to the Muslim Hui People. Some of the villagers engaged in the tea and horse trade in the early 20th century and built great mansions of synthesized Yunnan and Muslim architecture. The museum is very interesting and featured beautiful old teapots and carriers along with historical renditions of the tea trade. There was one rider for every four horses; a leader, a security guard and a cook in each caravan. This is a small town by Chinese standards, just 10,000 people but a very important stop along the Tea and Horse Road, which is a network of mule caravan paths winding through the mountains of Yunnan Province, one of the first tea-producing regions in China, to Bengal and India via Burma, Tibet and to central China via Sichuan Province. The caravans also carried salt. The route earned the name Tea-Horse Road because of the common trade of Tibetan ponies for Chinese tea, a practice dating back at least to the Song Dynasty, when the sturdy horses were important for China to fight warring nomads in the North. This must be the


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mahjongg capital of China because we saw men playing the game everywhere. Then it was onto WeiBao Shan and its fourteen Taoist temples. We climbed over 200 steps up the landscape, enjoying this peaceful and secluded spot high in the mountains. What spectacular views we had of the valley below. Then it was back to the hotel where we will spend our last night in Dali.

Saturday, August 3 We were up and out of the hotel by 8:00 and on our way to our last destination—Lijiang which was named by Kublai Khan when he passed through here in 1253, Lijiang meaning “beautiful river.” Incidentally, in our travels, we discovered we have been mispronouncing Genghiss Khan and his grandson Kubai Khan. There is no ‘k’ in the Mongolian language, so the names are pronounced Genghiss Han and Ublai Han with no ‘k’ sound. Lijiang is a beautiful city; actually there are two—the old walled city and the New City that is very modern. This is the highest elevation we have reached on our travels at 7,900 feet. Our first order of business was to pick up our local Naxi (pronounced Nashi) guide, Anna. This minority group is thought to have come originally from Northwestern China, migrating south toward

Wherever you go, go with all your heart —Confucius

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain looming over Lijiang; it’s only visible one or two days at this time of year.

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Anna shared a thought which we still think about long after our trip. She told us the Naxi believe Shangri-La is within each and every one of us. You don’t have to travel the world to find it. If you are happy where you are, then you are in Shangri-La. This is the Naxi philosophy of “bloom where you are planted.”

Tibetan populated regions. We set off for Baisha Village, one of the oldest towns in Liajiang. The word “Baisha,” translates to “white sand” and there is an abundance the natural white sand in the area. The most famous attraction are the Baisha murals— 44 pieces of Baisha frescos which were carved in the early Ming Dynasty. We had lunch in the village and with a view of summit of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (Yulong Mountain.) It is the southernmost glacier in the Northern Hemisphere. Consisting of thirteen peaks, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain stretches a length of 22 miles and has a width of 13 miles, with its highest peak reaching to 18,360 feet. Anna told us the summit is rarely visible at this time of year. In fact, she said that it is visible only one or two days in the summer. It is a holy mountain for the local Naxi people and is a sanctuary for rare animals and wild plants. One fourth of all plant species in China can be found there. We continued our exploration of Baisha Village and spent quite some time visiting an art gallery and embroidery school. At an art gallery, we purchased a block print; the young girl who waited on us asked Don if he was a movie star that not only made his day, but his entire trip. They see so few Americans that they think we’re all rich and famous. Liajiang is a popular tourist destination for the Chinese and last year the city had 12 million visitors. There are 6,000 guides, but this is still not enough and 4,000 hotel rooms. Most tourists are Chinese, Australians, Europeans and visitors from the United Kingdom. We encountered only two other Americans on our journey, and that was in Dali. Next we visited the home of Joseph Rock, an eccentric Austro-American botanist who lived here for more than 30 years, cataloguing the regions varied and unique plant and animal species. He wrote articles for National Geographic and esoteric scholarly works for Harvard University. Then it was on to a local farmer’s house for a visit. He wanted to know Don’s age because of his silver hair. The farmer was very proud of his very dark hair, especially since he was in his eighties. Dinner was on our own and that proved to be another challenge. Very few of the people in this part of China speak


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English. If the assistant manager at the Landmark Hotel had not come along, I would probably still be at the front desk trying to find out what happened to Don’s laundry. We had become accustomed to searching out those restaurants that featured menus in English; pictures were even better because ordering dinner was a true test of your patience and endurance. Our hotel was in the old walled city of Lijiang, and we loved walking around the narrow streets and exploring the shops and markets.

Sunday, August 4 We were up early and started the day at Old Market Square, the focal point of Old Town. It was already a flurry of activity. We walked through the “grocery” section and stopped at one booth and bought some wonderful cookies that were passed around and disappeared in minutes. Then it was on to the housewares section, followed by a visit to the clothing section. They had a little bit of everything. Once again, we were the center of attention and had our picture taken with several locals. Then we came upon a man who was receiving an unusual treatment for arthritis—needles dipped in poisonous snake venom that a woman was sticking in his ankles, like acupuncture. Anna asked him if it worked and he nodded yes. Mr. Shu picked us up and we were off to the Black Dragon Pool Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is one of Lijiang’s most famous attractions. This part of China has been suffering from a drought for the past four years, so the Black Dragon Pool was very low. The Pool is located at the foot of the Elephant Hill and is also called Jade Spring Park, due to its endless bubbling clear spring waters that were not bubbling, due to the low water level. It was built in 1737 during the Qing Dynasty and ordinarily offers a spectacular view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, over a white marble bridge. A dry, cracked lake bed now spoils the famous view and our luck had run out because the mountain was obscured in clouds. The pool is enormous, covering an area of over 430,000 square feet and provides a haven for bird and water-life with spectacular plants. The park features several temples and pavilions including the Moon-Embracing Pavilion, originally built in the late Ming Dynasty. The Dragon God Temple, or Longshen Temple is the impressive centerpiece of the park and was constructed by the Naxi people in 1737. Longshen means Dragon God in Chinese (the God of Rain in Chinese mythology) and was built during Emperor Qianlong’s reign and named by him. A third structure, the Five-Phoenix Tower or Wufeng Tower was built during the Ming Dynasty in 1601. We visited the Dongba Cultural Research Institute within the park where we learned more about Dongba culture and its unique Naxi pictographs. The Naxi people have a long history and brilliant culture. With a population of 300,000, this group lives mainly in Lijiang. It has become known worldwide for its own ancient and unique Dongba Culture. This refers mainly to the language and scriptures. The Dongba language is actually composed of 1,400 picture-like characters and symbols that are still used by Dongbas, researchers and artists of the culture. These are the longest living hieroglyphs in the world

and are regarded as a precious cultural relic of mankind. On August 30, 2003, the Dongba classical literature was accepted as a written world heritage by UNESCO. The museum we visited has more than 10,000 cultural relics and various other historical relics and offers the “Dongba Culture Exhibition.” We headed back to Old Town and stopped at a beautiful jade store where just about everyone, excluding Don, managed to find something of their liking. We said goodbye to Mr. Shu, who is headed back to Kunming. After lunch, Anna took us to one of the oldest and best tea houses in Lijiang where we enjoyed a pu’erh tea ceremony. We sampled three different teas. Each tea is sold in cake form, has unique medicinal properties. One aided digestion, another supposedly reduced cholesterol. One cake will last a year. The “ceremony” was very interesting and took some time. A large wooden tray was brought to the table with a groove around the border similar to a cutting board. One large clay frog and one small frog were placed on the tray. Water was poured into an empty cup first and then poured out on the board. Then the first cup of tea was poured over the frogs to bring good luck. We were presented with the second cup. Everyone left with one of the three teas we sampled.

T op Vendor in Lijiang’s Old Market Square. b ottom Entrance to Taoist monastery on Weibao

Shan or mountain in the Weishan Valley.

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We returned to the hotel where we were treated to a lecture and Dongba ritual by a local Naxi shaman, the 18th generation in his family, a practice that is passed from father to son. He lived about fifty miles from Lijiang, behind Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. We were shown a conch shell that is used in Dongba rituals; it takes five to six years to learn to blow it. It takes 20 to 30 years to become a Shaman. He passed around several “scriptures.” The Naxi believe the sky is their father and the earth is their mother. If you do not respect them, the Gods will punish you. We enjoyed meeting him and learning about the Dongba religion. China is many things, most of them involving superlatives. It is the oldest continuous single civilization in the world, dating back some five thousand years. It’s the most populous country in the world, dominated by the ethnic Chinese Han who constitute about 92 percent of the population. Fifty-five recognized ethnic minorities also live here, mostly in the south and west of the country. Yunnan has to be one of the most beautiful parts of this vast and diversified country, and there has never been a better time to visit. Access has become ever more comfortable and straightforward, with new, stateof-the-art airports; Kunming is the third largest city in China. We noted many improvements since our 1999 visit.

T O P Vendor in Lijiang’s Old Market Square. m i ddle A local farmer who was very proud of his dark hair since he was in his late eighties. ; Elderly Naxi woman shopping at Old Market Square in Lijiang.

Did we find Shangri-La? I think we did in just about every nook and cranny we visited. “Lost Horizo n,” the 1933 novel written by James Hilton, placed this mythical, ideal utopia in the mountains of Tibet. Recently, the Chinese government proclaimed Zhongdian, some 124 miles northwest from Lijiang to be Shangri-La and renamed it Xianggelila which means Shangri-La in Chinese. They think it most resembles the utopia described in Hilton’s book. Anna shared a thought which we still think about long after our trip. She told us the Naxi believe Shangri-La is within each and every one of us and you don’t have to travel the world to find it. If you are happy where you are, then you are in Shangri-La. This is the Naxi philosophy of “bloom where you are planted.” It always amazes me when we travel that the people who are the happiest have the least. They seem to have never forgotten what is really important in life and are living in the moment, happy and content with health, family, friends and the beauty that the world gives away to all of us. The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, said: “Man, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money, then sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future, he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” To visit such a beautiful country and to meet so many unique people is a reminder that we should live each day to its fullest and never be a slave to money, or anything else that sacrifices friendships, health, love and life’s simple pleasures. These are the very things that I think each of us will remember at the end of our life…not how much money you have or how popular you are. Live and love for today and in the moment! That’s Shangri-La.


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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 • 6:00 to 9:00pm Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club $50 in advance/$60 at the door “The LHP Chamber has been working hard the past few months on the 10th Annual Taste of LHP to make it an extra special event. Our favorite restaurants are back as well as several new one’s serving their food selections to enjoy with our unique wine tastings. We have also added some special entertainment to make this a memorable and fun time. “ —Rene Sabatini, President, Lighthouse Point Chamber of Commerce

Bobby Rubino’s (barbecue) 2501 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach 954-781-7550 Since 1978, Bobby Rubino’s has been South Florida’s premier place for ribs and BBQ. Their secret is in the care and quality of the food they have been providing South Florida families for over 30 years. $$ Open seven days for lunch and dinner.

Bonefish Macs (American casual) 2002 East Sample Road, Lighthouse Point 954-781-6227 (two other locations in Port St. Lucie and Wellington) Where family and friends meet for food and fun. Great seafood, burgers, salads with a full bars inside and outside. $$ Open seven days for lunch and dinner.

Café Maxx (American fine dining) 2601 E Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach 954-782-0606 Fine dining in a casual atmosphere. Chef Oliver Saucy has been serving up some of Florida’s finest dishes since the 1980s. $$$$ Open for dinner nightly seven days a week and Sunday Brunch (11-3)


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Cap’s Place (American/seafood) 2980 NE. 31st Ave., Lighthouse Point 954-941-0418 “Hadn’t been to Cap’s for about 25 years, and still as I remember it. Wanted a place to take out of town guests to experience old Florida and wonderful seafood. Starting with the boat ride over and a brief “island” history get ready to eat some fresh and delicious seafood. Don’t expect an elegant place, it is rustic and exactly what it should be.” Quote from customer. $$$ OPEN 6 Days a Week YEAR ROUND from 5:30, Closed Mondays

Edible Arrangements (fresh fruit bouquets) 3221 N Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach 954-782-3222 Edible Arrangements is the creator of and leader in fresh fruit bouquets. They bring happiness to all of life’s occasions with an array of irresistibly fresh products, including handcrafted fruit arrangements and gourmet chocolate dipped fruit. They believe in invention, investment and imagination, and have an entrepreneurial history and spirit. Above all, they are fresh fruit fanatics. Their stores create magnificent, fresh fruit arrangements and gourmet chocolate dipped fruit to order, for pick-up or delivery, seven days a week. You can order online worldwide, by phone at 1-877-DO-FRUIT, or in the local store. Local store open 7 days per week.

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El Tamarindo Café (Latin American) 3100 N Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point 954-532-7773 Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale locations Their vision is to be the leading Latin American Food restaurant chain in the world. Chef Néstor “Alex” Amaya is a Salvadorian native with a reputation for his creative, unpretentious approach to a widely diverse cuisine. His father is a hard working farmer, and his mother raised their five children and spent a tremendous amount of time cooking for his family.Chef Alex gained an abundant amount of experience shadowing his mother in the kitchen, and feels that her passion for food and wonderful recipes are what gave him the inspiration to go after the American Dream. $$ Open for lunch and dinner. Call for times.

El Tamarindo Pizza (Continental Cuisine & Pizza) 614 SE 10th St., Deerfield Beach 954-480-9919 #2 of the 10 Best Pizza Places in Broward & Palm Beach Counties New Times, Broward/Palm Beach “El Tamarindo -- which is about to celebrate the opening of its fourth location in Lighthouse Point -- opened its third location in Deerfield Beach last September, what is a growing list of family-owned establishments originally from Fort Lauderdale and Hallandale. Today, his newest location in Deerfield Beach (and now Lighthouse Point) is known for its pizza, which is unique thanks to a doughy crust.” $$ Call for times.

GFS Marketplace 3260 N Federal Hwy, Lighthouse Point 954-783-5200 GFS offers benefits of a foodservice distributor available in a neighborhood store. Inside, you’ll have access to the same great Gordon Food Service products in both case and individual quantities to meet your needs. Their top-notch employees can’t wait to meet you. Open 7 days per week.

Gimme A Burger 1200 E Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach 954-708-2553 Made from today’s freshest and finest ingredients, our infusion burgers are made daily in house, and are big on taste. They feature all of your favorite toppings and spices, directly infused and cooked into prime beef using our secret proprietary recipes and methods to create a burger like no other. Try one of their unique offerings like the Wow, Caribbean Turkey, Buffalo Bill or Bacon Coffee burgers. $$ Open Seven days for lunch and dinner


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Hott Leggz (Seafood and burger bar) 3128 N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point 954-366-1856 Established in 2011, Hott Leggz brought Chicago restaurant pride to South Florida. The simple concept was to create a place made up of great food and service at reasonable prices. Hott Leggz specializes in flavored seafood boils to mouth- watering gourmet burgers. The menu is different than most bar menus in that, as the name depicts, our specialty is leggz…Dungeness crab, king crab, snow crab as well as, yes, frog leggz and gator bites. Don’t forget the ever famous Chicago hot dogs served just the way they do up north! $$ Open seven days for lunch and dinner. Open until at least 2:00 am every night.

Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club 2701 NE 42 Street, Lighthouse Point 954-942-3424 The multi-million dollar Marina View Club Dining Room will delight you with the opportunity to experience Chef Rudy’s specialties with a different themed menu every two weeks. All menus are designed to showcase innovative style and delicious interpretations of new recipes from the Club Dining Room, giving you the opportunity to be the first to enjoy the wonderful flavors, with the freshest in-season ingredients. Call for more information.

Lito’s Surf & Turf (American casual) 2460 N Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point 954-782-8111 Lito’s is committed to serve quality food at a reasonable price. They serve food the way you like, so don’t be afraid to make a special request. Owner, Don Hoy, originally from Cleveland, has an impressive resume starting at Dan Dowds steak house in Plantation. After working as a busboy at 13 he found himself moving up the ladder. He was the head chef for most of the eighties. In 1992 he purchased Landlubbers Raw bar and Grill in Plantation, a staple in the Plantation area. After 20 years he decided he needed a change, and picked a spot in Lighthouse Point for his new venture The Hoy’s three sons have grown up in the restaurant business. Lucky for everyone, they acquired amazing talents. As for Lito’s mom, Joan, well she grew up in Philly, moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1988, met Don in 1990 and the rest is history. They serve a variety of microbrews and drafts and wine by the bottle or glass. Watch your favorite sports on one of many HD TVs or, call ahead and place an order for your home football party. Yes we have all the Direct TV packages, NFL, NBA, HHL, MLB and college football. $$ Open seven days for lunch and dinner.

Nauti Dawg (American Traditional, Seafood) 2841 Marina Circle Lighthouse Point 954-941-0246 The Nauti Dawg Marina Café is a tucked away, family-operated restaurant located just off Channel Marker 69 and the Intracoastal Waterway. A local favorite hangout, where you can stroll on over, hop on your bike, come by boat, entertain your kids, eat breakfast, lunch or dinner with a bottle of beer or a glass of your favorite wine. The food is fresh and creative, and the daily specials are always new and exciting. The menu is small, but exceptional. Yes, your leashed dog is welcome to dine with you outside on our terrace (just be mindful to clean up after Fido). When you are done with your meal, visit The Dawg House next door for really cute dawgwear and gifts. If the fish are biting, don’t forget to pick up some frozen shrimp bait to feed our pet tarpon at the fuel dock.  $$$ Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner six-daysa-week. Closed on Tuesday.

Oceans 234 234 N. Ocean Blvd., Deerfield Beach 954-428-2539 Whether watching the palms sway in the breeze or the afternoon clouds cascade across the Atlantic Ocean, the atmosphere is always perfect at Oceans234. Relax in their comfortable beachfront setting and savor the most exquisitely inspired cuisine South Florida has to offer. The sights aromas and tastes of Oceans will awaken your senses with an unparalleled dining experience. Oceans 234 has proved time and again that they are “So much more than just the View”. $$$ Open seven days for lunch and dinner

Olympia Flame Diner

(Diner, Coffee Shop, Greek Casual) 80 S Federal Highway, Deerfield Beach 954-480-8402 Tom & Gina Katsenos, the patriarchs of the family are living the American Dream. Born in the Peleponneus of Greece, post WWII, they sought out a better life for themselves and their future.  In 1966 they landed in Toronto Canada.  Soon after Patty and George were born . They were the quintessential entrepreneurs, from restaurants, to donut shops, to gas stations.  Still there was a longing for a quieter life.  So in 1985, they decided to pack up and move to sunny South Florida for semiretirement.  But the lure of business kept calling, but this time, Patty & George were hooked…in 1991 and after a total refurbishment, Olympia Flame Diner debuted as a family endeavor. $$ Open 5:30AM to 10PM, 7 days a week

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Publix Three locations serving the greater Lighthouse Point area Founded in 1930, Publix Super Markets is the largest and fastest-growing employee-owned supermarket chain in the United States. Publix and its associates excel in community involvement, volunteerism and a commitment to the area and beyond. Publix’s commitment to diversity has contributed to our success in being a great place to work and shop. Publix stores are open every day except major holidays.

The Perfect Pairing 954-529-5411 Wine and food have a natural relationship. When carefully examined and matched with the appropriate partner, the intimacy is exhilarating. And, there are so many elements capable of enhancing that marriage. Trained Independent Wine Advisors do private, professional presentations on the “joy of fine wine”, entertaining and educating the general public while pouring world sourced wines for their enjoyment. Contact The Perfect Pairing for wine and food events, fundraising events, winemaker dinners and cooking & wine education classes. $$$ Call for appointments

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Seaside Sweets Lighthouse Point 954-773-7125 Established in 2013, Seaside Sweets operates under the Florida Cottage Food Law. As a cottage food operation, it gives them the opportunity to do what they love from the comfort of home.  Cakes, cupcakes and cookies are offered on an order only basis. Call for more information.

Sicilian Oven (Italian and wood-fired pizza) 2486 N Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point 954-785-4155 An award winning restaurant, Sicilian Oven has been voted best wood fired pizza by the New Times. Judith Stocks “a well known local food critic” gives Sicilian Oven four stars and raving reviews in her write up in the Sun Sentinel. Founded by Ralph Disalvo and Andrew Garavuso in 2008 these two ingenious restaurateurs have created a concept that offers something great for everyone. With a romantically cozy atmosphere, this team couples the love of a home cooked meal with a sentimental and intimate dining experience. $$$ Open for lunch every day but Sunday. Open for dinner every day.

Red Fox Diner (Diner, Coffee Shop, American) 3640 N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point 954-783-7714 What makes the RED FOX DINER a tradition in Lighthouse Point? It’s much more than a diner; it’s an experience. It’s the kind of place that you can come alone and feel right at home. $ Open 6:00am to 2:00pm every day

Tumminello’s Deli & Café

(Italian) 2014 NE 36th St, Lighthouse Point 954-942-4999 Their business originated in New York City, migrated to Staten Island, Deerfield Beach and now Lighthouse Point. They have been in the deli business for over 50 years and only cook with the finest and freshest ingredients. These traditions were taught to us by our parents and grandparents. They hope you become part of our family and enjoy our eatery as much as we enjoy preparing it for you. $$ Open 7 Days a Week for lunch and dinner

Your Pie (Pizza, create your own) 3650 Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point 954-532-1531 The concept of Your Pie began in May 2006 when founder Drew French was inspired to cook pizzas in brick ovens during his honeymoon. Visiting his wife’s family on the island of Ischia, Drew fell in love with the brick oven style of baking pizza, and the rest of the Your Pie concept grew from that experience. April 2008 marked the opening of the first Your Pie location in Athens, Georgia. Your Pie is the innovator of the pizza experience, daring customers to create their perfect pie.   Your Pie believes in innovation, quality and service. $$ Open every day for lunch and dinner

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As we begin 2014, we reflect upon some of the achievements of the Broward Sheriff’s Office over the past 12 months in initiating a higher level of public safety service which has already enhanced the quality of life for our residents. As a high school and youth league football coach for many years, one of my greatest passions is working with children. I am proud that our Civil Citation Initiative has kept Broward County youth out of the courtroom and in the classroom. Instead of a permanent arrest record, which could limit opportunities later on, a youth who commits a first-time misdemeanor will have a second chance to lead a productive life through the non-criminal, civil citation process.    Our Violence Intervention Proactive Enforcement Response (V.I.P.E.R.) Unit is the centerpiece of our efforts to fight violent crime.  Since its inception 11 months ago, the V.I.P.E.R. Unit has proactively targeted Broward County’s most dangerous criminals.  This unit has put hundreds of thugs behind bars, taken dozens of firearms off our streets, recovered thousands of dollars in drug money and contributed to Broward County having the largest drop in crime in over a decade.  We initiated mandatory Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training for school resource deputies, field training deputies and homeless outreach liaisons. CIT deputies are trained to recognize signs of mental illness, offering an approach to situations that require a more caring response. Deputies assigned as homeless outreach liaisons are the backbone of our Homeless Outreach Initiative.  With special training, deputies are prepared to guide a homeless individual to an appropriate treatment and/or care facility.   Over the past year, BSO has become more reflective of our multicultural county.  Our achievements were not made by hiring mandates, but by putting the most qualified people in the best possible positions. Our Community Outreach Team, a civilian unit with diverse skills, backgrounds and language fluencies, successfully connects BSO with the community. .  While we reflect on our accomplishments, we also remember the tragic death of Deputy Daniel Rivera, who died in a fatal car crash. We honor his service and commitment to the agency. Each day, BSO law enforcement, detention and fire personnel place themselves in harm’s way. The dedication and professionalism of our men and women are regularly displayed serving Broward County.  In the coming year, we will raise the awareness of animal abuse and encourage citizens to report crimes against animals. Treating animals humanely is conducive to fostering a better community. Together we can give voice to those without one by recognizing animal abuse as a possible indicator of other future serious problems, including child abuse or domestic violence. Please assist law enforcement by reporting such crimes to BSO or your local police department.    The Broward Sheriff’s Office is relentless and innovative in crime prevention strategies. May we always maintain respect for our citizens and each other and may our integrity and professionalism be as visible as our badges. I wish you all a happy, healthy and blessed new year. Please stay safe!

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A Plug’s Life Tamper Resistant Receptacles for Kids By Al Siefert Current electrical codes are requiring the installation of tamper resistant receptacles in dwelling units. These devices are required on new construction and as replacement devices. The main reason for the new rule is due to a study by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission that found 24,000 children were treated in emergency rooms for electrical related injuries over a ten-year period. Of that number, 10 percent of the children suffered severe shocks and burns from some type of electrical receptacles. The study found that 89 percent of the injuries were children under six years old and 50 percent of them were toddlers. Usually, the injury is the result of a curious toddler (are there any other types of toddlers?) inserting an object such as a paper clip into an electrical receptacle. In order to make the receptacle safer, manufacturers have designed one with movable shutters to close the opening when not in use. The shutters block the opening, requiring more pressure to insert the plug. The flat blades of the plug will need to be inserted simultaneously in order to move the shutters out of the way. Plugs for appliances such as irons, vacuum cleaners and hair dryers are often yanked out of the receptacle which could cause the blades to bend. These plugs will need to be straightened or replaced in order to insert them into a tamper resistant receptacle. As homeowners you are not required to make any changes, but if you have small children you may want to consider installing the tamper resistant receptacles for safety reasons.

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What Does the Debt Ceiling Resolution Mean to Investors? After much debate, Congress raised the debt ceiling and ended the partial government shutdown. This is good news for investors, because a default could have jolted the financial markets. But what does this mean for you? For starters, you might look for new investment opportunities. The stock market didn't overreact to the drama in Washington. This may be a good time to evaluate any appropriate investments, especially if there is a need for you to rebalance your portfolio. . Nonetheless, despite these positive signs, you’ll need to be prepared for volatility in the weeks ahead, because the financial markets don’t like uncertainty — and we may be looking at more government-funding and debt ceiling battles early in 2014. To prepare for these potential fluctuations, try to own an appropriate mix of investments. A diversified portfolio can’t guarantee profit or protect against loss, but it can potentially reduce the impact of volatility. You can’t control what happens in Washington. But you can control your investment decisions — so make the right ones for your situation.


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On October 21, 2013, New Jersey became the fourteenth state (plus the District of Columbia) to make same-sex marriage legal.  Florida is not one of those states. On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex spouses legally married in a state may receive benefits.  On August 29, 2013, the U.S. Treasury Department ruled that legally married same-sex couples will be treated as married for tax purposes, even if they live in a state that doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage. Although same-sex marriages are not legal in Florida, many local governments and businesses are offering benefits, such as health insurance, to the employee’s same-sex spouse, if the couple has been legally married in another state.  Some local governments and businesses are also offering benefits to domestic partners who are not legally married in another state. For same-sex couples in Florida, there are more incentives to getting legally married in another state.  As with traditional marriages, a decision to marry should be based on love, compatibility and many other variables besides the legal and financial issues. However, whether Florida same-sex couples are legally married in another state or not, there are certain Florida legal documents that every couple should have.  These include the durable power of attorney, designation of health care surrogate and living will.  Each partner should also have at least a Florida last will and testament.  If the couple owns joint property in Florida, consideration should be given to creating a revocable living trust agreement. The couple will transfer the property to themselves as co-trustees of the trust and provide for distribution without probate to each other when one dies and to other heirs when they both pass away.  It is important  these documents be done whether or not the couple is legally married in another state.  The legal rights of same-sex partners are undergoing rapid change; therefore, it is important for same-sex couples to consult with an Estate Planning attorney to review the best options.

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Keep Your Personal Information personal—and yours! Protecting your personal information can help reduce your risk of identity theft. There are four main ways to do it: know who you are sharing information with; store and dispose of your personal information securely, especially your Social Security number; ask questions before deciding to share your personal information; maintain appropriate security on your computers and other electronic devices. Here’s how:

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Make sure you know who is getting your personal or financial information. Don’t give out personal information on the phone, through the mail or over the Internet unless you’ve initiated the contact. If a company that claims to have an account with you sends email asking for personal information, don’t click on links in the email. Instead, type the company name into your web browser, go to their site, and contact them through customer service. Or, call the customer service number listed on your account statement. Ask whether the company really sent a request.

Keep Passwords Private Use strong passwords with your laptop, credit, bank, and other accounts. Be creative: think of a special phrase and use the first letter of each word as your password. Substitute numbers for some words or letters. For example, “I want to see the Pacific Ocean” could become 1W2CtPo.

Don’t Over share on Social Networking Sites If you post too much information about yourself, an identity thief can piece together information about your life, use it to answer ‘security’ questions on your accounts, and get access to your money and personal information. Consider limiting access to your networking page to a small group of people. Never post your full name, Social Security number, address, full date of birth, phone number, or account numbers in publicly accessible sites.

Safely Dispose of Personal Information Before you dispose of a computer, delete all the personal information it stores. Use a wipe utility program to overwrite the entire hard drive. Before you dispose of a mobile device, check your owner’s manual, the service provider’s website, or the device manufacturer’s website for information on how to delete information permanently, and how to transfer information to a new device. Remove the memory or subscriber identity module (SIM) card from a mobile device. Remove the phone book, lists of calls made and received, voicemails, messages sent and received, organizer folders, web search history, and photos.

Secure Your Social Security Number Keep a close hold on your Social Security number and ask

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the Year LAW OFFICES OFNew MARTIN ZEVIN, P.A. It’s time for New Year’s resolutions. This year, why Martin Zevin has been practicing in Florida since 1973 not make a few financial ones? For starters, resolve to boost your contributions to your retirement plans, such as your IRA and your 401(k). These tax-advantaged accounts can be good options for your retirement savings strategy. Also, try to reduce your debt load. It’s not always easy, but the lower your debt payments, the more money you’ll have available to invest. Here’s another resolution: Build an emergency fund containing six to 12 months’ worth of living expenses, with the money held in a liquid account. Such a fund will help you avoid dipping into long-term investments for emergencies, like a new furnace or major car repair. Another key resolution: Make sure your protection needs are being met with the proper amounts of life and disability insurance. Finally, resolve not to overreact to market volatility. You’ll help yourself greatly by following an appropriate investment strategy in every market environment. Work to turn these resolutions into realities. Your efforts could pay off well beyond 2014.


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questions before deciding to share it. Ask if you can use a different kind of identification. If someone asks you to share your SSN or your child’s, ask: • why they need it • how it will be used • how they will protect it • what happens if you don’t share the number The decision to share is yours. A business may not provide you with a service or benefit if you don’t provide your SSN. Sometimes you will have to share your number. Your employer and financial institutions need your SSN for wage and tax reporting purposes. A business may ask for your SSN so they can check your credit when you apply for a loan, rent an apartment, or sign up for utility service.

Review Privacy Policies Yes, they can be long and complex, but they tell you how the site maintains accuracy, access, security, and control of the personal information it collects; how it uses the information, and whether it provides your personal information to third parties. Privacy policies often provide the critical information you need in order to make informed decisions about who you want to share your data with…or not. If a business doesn’t make good on its promises or cheats you out of your money, the Federal Trade Commission wants to know. File a complaint at The FTC and its partners in law enforcement use your complaints to investigate fraud and eliminate unfair business practices.

Keeping Your Devices Secure Use Security Software Install anti-virus software, anti-spyware software, and a firewall. Set your preference to update these protections often. Protect against intrusions and infections that can compromise your computer files or passwords by always installing security patches for your operating system and keeping all software programs up-to-date.

Avoid Phishing Emails & SMS Scams Don’t open files, click on links, or download programs sent by strangers. Opening a file from someone you don’t know (or you know who has had their account hacked) could end up exposing your system to a virus or malware that captures your passwords or other sensitive financial information.

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When using your wireless devices on a public wireless network, in a coffee shop, library, airport, hotel or other public place, you should not access accounts that require passwords. When using a wireless network to access your bank, email or social networking accounts, you should always use a secure network.

Lock Up Your Laptop Keep financial information on your laptop only when necessary. Don’t use an automatic login feature that saves your user name and password, and always shut-off when you’re finished using it. That way, if your wireless network is hacked or your laptop is stolen, it will be harder for a thief to gain access your personal information. Find additional information at


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HAPPY Snaps Memorable moments around town

Lighthouse Point A’Glow Frank McDonough Park

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The annual holiday extravaganza was another hit this year with singing and dance performances, a giant inflatable polar bear the lighting of the tree and of course a visit from Santa Claus. See more photos from this event on pages 88 and 89

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HAPPYSnaps Beach Boys Tribute Band Frank McDonough Park The scene was festive as hundreds gathered on a beautiful fall evening to hear some good old fashioned Beach Boys songs and indulge in some fantastic food truck creations from churrasco to a cone full of fantastic fries. 1 Bettina Bruns and her friend Amy 2 Robert, Millie and Rebecca Benware 3 Natalie, Dina and Isabel Toft 4 We estimate over 500 attended 5 So many choices for dinner




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Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club Women’s Cocktail Club Holiday Party


We are still a bit fuzzy about this subgrouping of the Cocktail Club which is part of the Women’s Club which is part of the LHP Yacht & Racquet Club; but they clearly feel the need to have their own holiday gathering. Mary and Roger Stefl opened their lovely home to the group which has monthly gatherings throughout the winter season. 1 Gerry Alter, owner of Dubman Real Estate, and Roger Stefl. 2 Ellie Sanborn and Gregg Cesario. 3 Dick Snyder, Judy Strand, Elaine Snyder and Maureen Kenny. 4 Roy Yates, Roger Stefl, Mary Stefl and Darci Yates.




The First Annual Cat’s Meow & Beauty Bow-Wow Hecker Dermatology Group Cheryl Knudsen, Dr. Melanie Hecker, Diane Fraser and Linda Schwartz (inset: just the beginning of the food raised.) The event raised awareness for the need to spay/ neuter the local feral cat population.

Masters Art Festival Greight Spaces William Meleski, owner of Greight Spaces, hosted the Masters Art Festival at Pompano Beach featuring artists such as jewelers Michael & Mary Souter and photographer Jim Chamberlain (shown on left in photograph with Meleski). Greight Spaces offers their offices for art events occasionally throughout the year.

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Exchange Club Annual Draw Down Exhange Club Park The Exchange Club annual fundraising event ventured into new territory with a western themed party complete with mechanical bull and country-western band. The event requires a $150 minimum buy-in which offers the hope of winning a $5,000 top prize if you are the last ticket standing at the end of the “draw-down.� 1 Ric Green, Jay Ghanem, Pat Connolly and Lou DePrima 2 Earl Maucker, Betsy Maucker and Fred Schorr 3 Dr Jerry Klein 4 Billy McGough 5 Jude Ghanem



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HAPPYSnaps walmart grand opening Pompano Beach


1 Mayor Fred Schorr, Walmart General Manager, Michael Gillespie and Mayor Lamar Fisher 2 Elkin Symonetter sings the National Anthem 3 Local Marines staff a Toys for Tots collection bin




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YOUR BACK AND KNEES, use our professional tubs. Tips to Ensure a Safe Holiday Season SAVE By Scott You Sheriff can wash your own Israel pet, or we can wash your pet for you, As we enter the holiday season, the Broward Sheriff’s Office reminds you of a few important safety tips to help protect your identity and keep you safe now and throughout the year. Usually a festive time of celebration, the holidays are also a time when people become vulnerable to identity theft and other crimes. Too often, opportunistic criminals prey on holiday shoppers—both online and in retail stores. When making purchases this holiday season, BSO reminds you to follow these important safety tips. REMEMBER—To protect your identity: • Pay for purchases with a credit card instead of a debit card. Don’t let store clerks walk away with your card or write down your account information. Get your credit card back before you leave. • Make sure you have a good firewall or anti-virus software installed on your computer before shopping online. • Keep your personal information and passwords private and use only secure websites. • Shop online only with companies you know and trust. • Research any organization that calls seeking charitable donations prior to donating by checking Do not provide personal information over the phone, and never wire money. Donations should be made online through a secure payment site or mailed directly to the organization.

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HAPPYSnaps lighthouse point a’glow Frank McDonough Park 1 Kelly and Laila Celletti 2 Madison, Vivian and Grayson Barrett 3 Rachel Wetzel and Michelle Hays 4 Angela, Christopher, Mason and Ryan Kolb 5 Greg, Hope and Joannie Anderson 6 Jen, Rick, Jack and Lily Ryan








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HAPPYBirthday Mason

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Hey kids born in February, send us your photos before January 4. Please include your name, birthday and how old you will be. Email: and type Birthday in the subject line.

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PHONEInvasion show us your last text or photo

Eddie Monserrat

Somebody has to have a serious business devoted to refurbishing expensive, unique and mission-critical aircraft parts. Eddie Monserrat’s last photograph shows a bunch of Airbus 320 parts that recently arrived from Arizona. Eddie tried to describe the parts but all we heard was “helps the plane get from point A to point B.”

Robert Friedman

We featured several photographs in this edition from the Exchange Club “Draw-down” western-themed party. This photo of Robert Friedman’s girlfriend, Maryann Moore, on the mechanic bull was Robert’s last photograph. As of our print deadline, we weren’t able to reach Ms. Moore to get her photo of Robert on the bull.

Susie Jetta

Working as a bartender at Heart Rock Sushi means getting off work later than many people, but Susie can usually get to concerts on time. But not this time. She captured this image during the one and only song she enjoyed at the Danny Brown concert at the Culture Room. Her $25 ticket was largely wasted but at least we get to see this cool picture.

Jorge Tejada

Being handsome and affable seems to be working for Jorge. The last text message on his phone indicates his friend likes him quite a bit. Jorge met her two days earlier.


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