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PUBLISHERS Christy & Terry Jaillet publisher@ourcitymedia.com

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MANAGING EDITOR Beverly Perkins

August 2019

COMMUNITY NEWS

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16 Be in the Know at H2O! 18 Walk This Way- Cancer Survivors Strike a Pose on the Runway

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New Hope For Pancreatic Cancer Patients.

19 “No Body Bothers Me.” Learn How to Fight Back Against Bullies & Say NO to Strangers.

BACK TO SCHOOL 20

Educational Options

SCHOOL NEWS 23 Students Bring ‘Show and Tell’ to a New Level 26 Row, Row, Row Your Boat – Scheck Hillel Student Earns Two Silvers at Rowing Competition

CAN DO KIDS 24 Going for Gold – Smart Cookies from Hollywood Troops Earn Prestigious Award

MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR 25 Things Are on the Up and Up in Hollywood

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HOME & DESIGN 27 Backyard Bliss

ASK THE EXPERT 28 The Value of Fat in Cosmetic Surgery 30 Treatments for Knee Pain

PHOTO OFTHE MONTH 29 The World’s Favorite Magazine™

MESSAGE FROM THE POLICE CHIEF 31 Stolen Airbags: A Lucrative Business

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES John Brodie, Denise Caligiuri, Adrienne Collins, Mariem Garcia, Kenny Rodgers, Silvia Silva, Jerry Spielman CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Beverly Perkins Mayor Josh Levy Nevine Groulx Charles A. Messa, III Edward J. Frankoski, D.O. Chief of Police William “Bill” Hernandez CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Emily Harris Photography, Kim Ruoff, Krushot Photography, PhotographyByLuigi.com, Weston Photography Studios GOT NEWS? editorhollywood@ourcitymedia.com

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ummer vacations are a hallmark of modern life. After the final bell of the school year rings, children from across the country anxiously head home, often looking forward to trips abroad, excursions to the beach, local “staycations” or time at summer camps. Summer break, however, does not last forever. Most local kids return to school on August 14th this year. They will bring with them stories of adventure, excitement and maybe even a little bit of boredom. Like vacation options, the number of after-school programs has exploded. There are a myriad of activities and opportunities for families to choose from. Parents also have more choice in how their kids are educated today; rather than simply dropping a child at the local bus stop, parents now decide between their local public school, charter schools, private schools or online learning. So many choices can become overwhelming. If your family is like ours, you might not have everything planned just yet. Have no fear, Our City Magazine is here to help! Check out Our City’s Back to School Guide in this month’s issue. It contains useful information on the best preschools, private schools and educational programs in the local area. We have included almost every afterschool activity you can think of, from arts to the YMCA. The material is curated to provide our readers with a useful guide to help get ready for the new school year. Remember to enjoy the last couple weeks of summer. Before you know it, school will have already started.

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2nd Funtastic Friday – Enjoy family fun every Friday night with a DJ, face painter, games, bounce houses and more. Local 10 (WPLG) viewers recently ranked Funtastic Friday # 8 on their “Top 10 Places to Take the Kids” in South Florida list. – ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood – FREE admission – For more information call 954-921-3500. (Also, on August 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th)

4th Dream Car Classic – The Downtown Hollywood Dream Car Classic features dozens of classic cars, trucks and other vehicles of interest. Attendance is FREE. Vehicle registration is $20. To pre-register for the Dream Car Classic, email Joe Bevelacqua at jbevsr@ msn.com and include your vehicle’s make and model. - 10:00am - 3:00pm - Hollywood Boulevard between 19th & 20th Avenue Downtown Hollywood For more information, call 954-825-1027.

benefitting The Conine Clubhouse at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. 5:30 -7:00pm at Hard Rock Center. For more details, register online at coninepokerclassic.org.

9th Community Unity Back to School Bash – Celebrate the start of the school year with the annual free communitycentric evening for the entire family. Enjoy fun activities, free giveaways for students, grades K-12, and more. There will be local food vendors with food for sale. Foster Park- 609 NW 6th Avenue, Hallandale Beach from 6:00-9:00pm. For more information, please call 954-457-3017.

First Day of School – Broward County Public Schools begins the 2019-2020 academic school year. Be safe and have a great first day back to school.

Burger Beast Food Trucks – Bring your appetite, your family and your friends to ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood every Monday 5:30-9:30pm. Over 20 trucks participate. For a weekly updated truck line-up visit www. foodtrucksatartspark.com (Also on August 12th, 19th, 26th)

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure, JR.- Join the Art and Culture Center’s Broadway Actors as they bring the jungle to the stage based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture. Showtimes are 5:30 pm on both Friday, August 9th and Saturday, August 10th. The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood, 1650 Harrison Street, Hollywood. For more information, please call 954-9213274 or visit artandculturecenter.org.

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Coffee with A Cop – Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation at Starbucks, 5355 Sheridan Street, Hollywood from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. For more information, please call 954-967-4371.

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15th Full Moon Drum Circle– Bring a drum or other percussion instrument to this FREE guided drum circle. ArtsPark at Young Circle - 1 Young Circle, Hollywood from 7:00pm-9:00pm. – For more information, call 954-926-0204.

17th Downtown Hollywood Artwalk/Mural Tour – Visit galleries and shops in Downtown Hollywood while enjoying art, cultural entertainment, live music, a mural tour and more during ArtWalk on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 5:00pm-10:00pm and mural tour at 6:00pm. Cost is FREE. For more information, please call 954-924-2980.

18th Free Arts! Family Days – The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood will offer

interactive arts activities, expanding upon the current Free Admission Day program offered for contemporary visual arts exhibitions. Join artist Jim Hammond who will work with guests in this hands-on workshop is designed for the whole family. Includes free admission to the family-friendly exhibition Personify featuring works by Jaffe, Pablo Cano, Jim Hammond, and other artists in our contemporary galleries. For more information, please call 954-921-3274 or visit artandculturecenter.org. Gallery hours are noon - 4 pm on Free Arts! days. The Center is located at 1650 Harrison Street. Global Meditation for World Peace – Take some time out of your hectic life and meet up with others who want to meditate to bring peace, love and care to the world. The group meets in ArtsPark at Young Circle - 1 Young Circle, Hollywood from 6:00pm-7:30pm. Admission is FREE. For more information, call 954-962-7447.

ONGOING: Twilight Concert Series – Every Friday this summer through August 31st, guests can enjoy a free concert series featuring different performers with music genres ranging from classic rock and disco to country and soul in the Sport of Kings Theatre in Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach, from 7:00pm-11:00pm. For more information, please call 954-454-7000. SplashPad – The safe, refreshing, and interactive water playground for children located inside Founders Park, 3105 NE 190 Street, Aventura is free for Aventura residents. Residents may request one guest pass per household, and each additional guest will have a $10 admission fee in addition to the park entrance fee of $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 17 and under. Summer Schedule: May 29 – September 4: Tuesday – Sunday from 10:00am – 7:00pm. For more information, visit cityofaventura.com or contact Founders Park at 305-466-0183.


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to the human interconnectedness with the ocean while inspiring and educating those to create change for a clean and healthy ocean. Local muralist Rei Ramirez transformed South Florida popular resort’s beach shack with a breathtaking image of an ocean filled with sea turtles while talented sand sculptor John May was oceanside chiseling sand into a stunning creation of his own. Free Our Seas had plenty of marine debris art sculptures on display to bring awareness of plastic pollution and how it affects marine life, oceans, and beaches. “I never considered myself a ‘bad’ person regarding environmental responsibility but because of Free Our Seas, I became educated on the damage some of my daily choices make, I’m amazed at how many times a day I now ask myself, ‘is this ocean and earth conscious?’

I still have a long way to go, a tiger doesn’t change its stripes overnight, but every time I put something back or decline the frivolous use of something for the sole purpose of its convenience, I think about how my choices will affect the environment,” explained Katie Lizana of Leadership Hollywood XLIII. One of the day’s highlights was when Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy presented a proclamation announcing that the first Saturday in June to forever be recognized an official city holiday called “H2O Hollywood 2 Ocean”. “The festival brought awareness to the ordinance that has been in place since October 2018 banning all single-use plastics and polystyrene east of the Intracoastal on Hollywood Beach. Free Our Seas hopes to continue bringing awareness of the affects single-use plastic pollution has on our environment through the arts whether it be with our marine debris sculptures and/or events,” said Manon Wiese, Founder, and President of Free Our Seas.

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was an opportunity for the community to see that it has an active, productive cancer survivor population. It also was an opportunity to bring awareness of the challenges and tribulations these survivors face during and after treatment. Cancer patients and survivors younger than two-years-old and as old as seventy-nine-year-old took an emotional stroll down the runway wearing clothing provided by the popular department store as they were escorted by those most important to them during their medical journey. These escorts were the very proud parents, doctors, nurses, family, and friends who were critical contributors to their treatment accomplishments and fight against the deadly disease. “This was a special opportunity to empower our adult and pediatric cancer patients at an event that celebrated treatment milestones, survivorship, and the lives of those that have been touched by our

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Back to School Guide PRESCHOOLS/SCHOOLS

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A child development program with certified teachers and a planned curriculum. Programs are designed to promote a nurturing and safe environment while promoting experiences that raise a child’s awareness of the diverse world.

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Aventura Montessori School

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For 55 years, Chaminade-Madonna has provided a quality, Catholic education to the South Florida community. Since 2010, Chaminade-Madonna has been consecutively voted as the “Best School in Hollywood”.

An educational and nurturing environment for Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten children (ages 2 1/2 to 6) in the Aventura area which encourages early learning and the development of social skills through play, creative activities and other noncompetitive exercises.

A child development and learning center with over 2 decades of experience. Visit the facility and meet the excellent team of teachers and become a part of the CharLee Family.

Guidepost Montessori

At the heart of Guidepost Montessori is their belief that children thrive when given freedom and responsibility in Montessori environments prepared especially for them. The beautiful classrooms and caring staff members nurture a child’s joy in learning. Kids love engaging in their outdoor play spaces, which were designed to encourage exploration.

Kid Cadoodles Child Care & Preschool www.kidcadoodles.com 954-986-1515

An infant care and preschool center committed to providing children a loving, secure, professional and nurturing environment. Certified teachers teach developmentally appropriate activities. The multilingual staff speaks English, Spanish and Hebrew.

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Discover your capable, confident Montessori child. At Guidepost, your child will enter a wonderful world of activities, tools, and learning materials, designed to captivate him and inspire his budding intelligence in remarkable ways. Early childhood is a brief moment in time when your child’s mind develops rapidly, and he establishes foundational character traits. Take advantage of this critical age!

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Temple Sinai of Hollywood www.sinaihollywood.org 954-987-1694

The Kasselman Childhood Education Center welcomes infants from 6 weeks to children 5 years old. An assortment of educational and enrichment opportunities to meet all family needs are available including full-time, part-time, Mommy & Me and infant programs.

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he 2019 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE19) Conference was held this past June in Philadelphia. Nearly 23,000 educators, education leaders, and corporate representatives from around the world attended the annual event including three young students and three dedicated teachers from Scheck Hillel Community School. “Bold Educators Activate Change” was the perfect theme to describe Scheck Hillel presenters. Rising first-grader Sophie Kravetz (Class of ’31) presented alongside Jake Kravetz (Class of ’26) and Ellie Esquenazi (Class of ’24), as well as faculty: first-grade teacher Cheryl Cooper, fifth-grade teacher Jenna Kraft and Nancy Penchev, and I LAB Instructor and Lower School Technology Coordinator. Jake and Mrs. Penchev shared Scheck Hillel’s use of Padlet, an application to create an online bulletin board to display information and collaborate on any topic. Padlet founder and CEO Nitesh Goel praised the presentation and applauded how Scheck Hillel uses his technology. Ms. Kraft and Jake Jake Kravetz

welcomed a steady flow of traffic to their poster presentation about leveraging student interest to improve classroom engagement. They showed their use of Minecraft in math, reading, and science, as well as examples like Battleship Sophie Kravetz Math, Final Four Math and Oregon Trail. Students and teachers across the many disciplines were inspired and eager to build upon these ideas in their own classrooms. While Jake was showcasing his knowledge at ISTE for the third consecutive year, his little sister was a first-time presenter. Together the sibling duo presented “Robots We Love: Why and How We Use Them”. “I was so happy to share what I’ve learned at school with everyone at ISTE,” exclaimed Sophie. Ms. Cooper and Mrs. Penchev featured Scheck Hillel’s social studies lab activities with more than seventy teachers and received tremendous feedback. All three teachers also collaborated to present an interactive lecture with administrators, teachers, and leaders about the power of blended learning.  Ellie and Mrs. Penchev shared the astounding

success of Scheck Hillel’s “Girls Building STEAM” program, which teams Lower School students with Upper School mentors to investigate ecological issues specific to the South Florida environment. They received prestigious grants from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and The Technology, Education, Research & Redesign Alliance (TERRA, Inc.). One Canadian teacher Luke Persaud of Toronto gushed about Ellie’s presentation via Twitter: “My favourite part of meeting @eHillel #fashion #sustainable programs, outside of the community supports is that students like #ellietalksSTEAM @iste #ISTE19 are part of securing Ellie Esquenazi the grants and leading the interviews #studentvoicematters.” “We made many connections to share our learning with classrooms in Jewish and public schools across the country,” said Penchev. ISTE is home to a passionate community of global educators who believe in the power of technology to transform teaching and learning, accelerate innovation, and solve tough problems in education.

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CAN DO KIDS

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n early May, the organization held their annual Gold Award Ceremony honoring the 2019 class of Gold Award Girl Scouts. Among the eighteen Girl Scouts presented with their Gold Award this year were Hollywood residents Leyra Espino-Nardi of Troop 10794 and Baela Ferrigno formerly of Troop 10155 and current Adult Member of Girl Scouts. The level of commitment to complete a Gold Award project is so great that less than 6% of all Girl Scouts in the world earn it. Leyra’s project titled Riding the Waves: Hydrocephalus Help Kits was designed to help families affected by a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid builds up within the ventricles the brain and may increase pressure within the head. First, she created “Help Kits” to distribute to parents when their children were diagnosed. She further went on to present an educational seminar to those with children in a hospital’s NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), and then focused on teaching teenagers how to take care of their medical needs. Finally, she created a blog with updated and correct information and insights. “I think the most successful part of my project was the direct giving of the kits to the parents. It is incredibly rewarding to help parents. The website

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will have the longest impact, and I know it will be remembered far after my project is completed. The kits are only a starting point. In a sense, with my project, I lit the Olympic torch, it is up to the others to pass along the torch to the final destination,” stated the ambitious scout.

Baela’s Gold Award project titled Save the Bees focused on raising awareness about the disappearance of wild bees from the environment and showing others how to get involved to make a difference. During the first of two components of the project, the insightful scout introduced a comprehensive educational series explaining the ecosystem, why bees are in decline and what can be done to help save them. In the second component of the project, she demonstrated and taught volunteers how to build a bee condo. “Even just using a minimal amount of insecticides or calling a beekeeper for bee removal instead of an exterminator, makes all the difference. I learned that while leadership positions can be stressful, it is very rewarding to see something you organized and planned come to life,” expressed Ferrigno. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout in grades 9 – 12 can earn. It is accomplished by completing a service project with a minimum of 80 logged hours. The project must fulfill a need in the community, create change, and be sustainable with long-term possibilities. Gold Award Projects demand the highest level of organizational, leadership, and project management skills.


MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

Things Are on the Up and Up in Hollywood BY MAYOR JOSH LEVY ummertime is an important time of the year. Kids are on break before matriculating to the new school year. High school grads are getting ready for college, technical school, or joining the workforce. Families are hosting reunions and taking trips. Businesses are using the time to reinvest in themselves before the high season returns. Just like a business or household, much of what city government can aspire to deliver to its residents depends on the income or “revenue” that we have to work with. The source of most of the revenue that makes up the city’s “general fund” is property tax revenue, which is calculated by multiplying the taxable value of all of Hollywood’s residential, commercial and industrial properties by the city’s millage rate. The good news for us in Hollywood is that due to the strong economy and the continuing personal, public and private investment that we are all making in our city, our total taxable value has grown from $13.2 billion at the start of 2016 to $17.4 billion at the start of 2019. A 32% rise in property value in such a short number of years is exceptional, and we see the upward trajectory continuing in the years ahead as we continue to usher our city through a needed period of reinvestment. The point of it all is to ensure that city government has the revenue necessary to continue to fund and improve city operations, including police, fire-rescue, public works, code enforcement, parks and more - with the city’s millage/tax rate staying the same. About a third of your total property taxes go to fund city operations, with the other thirds going to fund the county school system and county government, respectively. City staff, led by the City Manager, are beginning to organize the general obligation bond investments that voters approved in March to improve city parks, sports fields, golf courses, arts education facilities, a new police headquarters, fire/rescue equipment, neighborhood traffic calming measures, corridor landscaping, seawalls to protect against sea-level rise, sound walls and more. Another effort is the Inter-local Agreement with Broward County. Programs to help qualifying residents with repairing older homes, first-time home-buyer assistance, resident work-skills programs, neighborhood infrastructure improvements for sidewalk repair and more are included. Please visit our city’s website, go to the “Community Development” page and click “Neighborhood Pride Programs (ILA)” on the top left. If you qualify for one of the grants, we and the county have set aside significant dollars to invest in you and your home. Additional things to look forward to are “free little libraries” at city parks, a guide to the beautiful coral reefs just offshore at Hollywood Beach, events at the Young Circle ArtsPark, and completion of the FDOT road projects on A1A and Hollywood Blvd. Last but not least, please make sure to be prepared for hurricane season. I hope everyone’s family is doing well, and that you have a great rest of the summer. Yours Always,

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SCHOOL NEWS

Row, Row, Row Your Boat – Scheck Hillel Student Earns Two Silvers at Rowing Competition BY BEVERLY PERKINS

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check Hillel Community School student Samuel Merenfeld earned second place in the Florida Scholastic Rowing Association (FSRA) 2019 State Sculling and Sweep Championship, in Sarasota, FL. His winnings were in the category of “Boys Freshman Double” for the sculling competition and varsity “boys lightweight 4+” for the sweep championship. Youth rowing is becoming quite popular and growing expoSamuel Merenfeld nentially in the state, but Samuel actually became interested in the unique sport after spending years watching his older brother train and compete at many rowing regattas. He then witnessed his sibling earn a spot on the prestigious crew team at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The Class of ’22 Scheck Hillel student seems to be following his brother’s lead one stroke at a time. In 2018/2019, as a freshman, Samuel was chosen to row at varsity level at the Miami Beach Rowing Club. He and his teammates placed second place at the 2018 US Rowing Southeast Youth Championship. “The great win placed Samuel in a very com-

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petitive position, which exceeded his coaches’ and teammates’ expectations,” explained his mother Miriam Merenfeld. This past season was incredibly exciting for Samuel and his family. As a freshman, the ambitious teen competed at varsity level, earning first and second place in all competitions including State completions. The 2019 season ended on a high note, as Samuel and his rowing partner Koby Feldman, placed fourth in the Southeast Youth Championships in the Varsity Men’s Youth LTWT Final A.  “Rowing hasn’t only made me strong physically; the mental aspect that has developed is what makes

the sport so special. No other sport could ever have the same effect within a person. This mental strength is what gives me the push I need to succeed in any field,” stated Samuel. “Through rowing and his studies, Samuel has learned that focus, hard work, and dedication are crucial to reaching your goals,” added his proud mother. Samuel’s studies at Scheck Hillel are his top priority and he keeps a great balance between his hard work in the classroom and within rowing. Ultimately, he wishes to be recruited to a top university. “Scheck Hillel is proud of Sammy’s achievement, and we wish him all the best as he advances to earn a spot at Nationals, all the while making us proud of his commitment, values and character. He is a student-athlete role model for his peers.” said Vanessa Donaher, Head of Scheck Hillel Community School.


HOME & DESIGN

Backyard Bliss BY NEVINE GROULX, ETHNICA DESIGNS often hear people saying that it’s the “Back to School Time of the Year” which means it is the end of summer. But on the contrary, our summer in South Florida is endless. We are blessed with a forecast that other states envy year-round. They don’t call us the “Sunshine State” for nothing. This time of year is actually perfect to evaluate the need to upgrade your backyard when the children return back to school Most stores start their annual end of summer clearance sales by mid-August which is a terrific opportunity to start shopping and to consider redesigning your pool and backyard area. As much as we love to get cozy in the living room or lounge around in bed, creating the perfect backyard can turn into a true sanctuary. Your outdoor space can be as inviting, comfortable and stylish as your interior space. The backyard is an area to reconnect with nature and unwind in the fresh air. So instead of saturating your backyards with extra furniture and décor, focus on landscaping and unique designs. What happens when an interior designer turns her creative attention outdoors? A gorgeous backyard makeover that raises the bar on backyard redesign everywhere! These suggestions can transform a backyard into a family paradise: ▸▸ Invest in an inground pool surrounded by a sun-draped garden and canopy of trees. ▸▸ Hang some string lights in the seating area for extra style points and a romantic summery vibe.  ▸▸ Upgrade your seating. Swing sofas are the perfect blend between benches and hammocks, and they are also visually intriguing especially if you play with scale and proportion.  ▸▸ Add a covered pergola which gives a heavenly look and make it a focal spot for lunch or teatime by adding bistro table and chairs.  ▸▸ Consider building an outside kitchen with eye-catching tile design to cook and BBQ. For more stylish entertaining outdoors, add a bar. ▸▸ Consider an outdoor clubhouse instead of the usual fabric canopy. This will make your backyard feels like a luxury resort in some far away destination.  ▸▸ Make your backyard kid-friendly by creating an epic play structure and adding a twisty water slide and plenty of greenery. It will have childlike glee written all over it. Outdoor showers are also a great addition. An interior designer can transform an entire backyard into a big beautifully decorated and styled outdoor living room to enjoy with friends and family all year round, not just summertime. 

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Colleen and Bruce Jenkins recently enjoyed a bit of a holiday in Europe. The Hollywood couple loved visiting the “City of Love” and filled their time in Paris, France engaging in art, cuisine, and culture. Of course, on their “must-see” list was the Eiffel Tower. They said, “Oui s’il vous plaît!“ when asked to take a souvenir photo with Our City Hollywood in front of the architectural wonder.

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The knee is made up of ligaments, cartilage, fluid, and bone which all work together. If any part of the knee structure is damaged or diseased, everyday life may be severely impacted. In order to determine the right treatment and recovery method, it’s best to define the exact kind of pain to your physician. Knee pain may vary depending on the location and the severity. Some signs and symptoms may include: ▸▸ Swelling and stiffness ▸▸ Redness and warmth to the touch ▸▸ Weakness or instability ▸▸ Popping or crunching noises ▸▸ Inability to fully straighten the knee ▸▸ Inability to bear weight on your knee ▸▸ Knee feels like it “gives out” ▸▸ Knee feels “locked” and cannot be straightened or flexed ▸▸ Difficulty climbing stairs ▸▸ Visual deformity Many types of minor knee pain may respond well to self-care measures such as icing, wearing a knee brace, and elevating legs at the end of the day. However, in some cases, one may require pain management intervention to relieve the pain. Non-surgical, non-invasive treatments include: Physical Therapy - Strengthening exercises focused upon quadriceps, hamstrings (biceps femoris), and hip musculature can help stabilize the knee and slow or prevent further degenerative changes. ▸▸ Pharmacological Intervention – NSAIDs to reduce inflammation are often prescribed. ▸▸ Corticosteroid Injection – An injection into the knee joint can often provide pain relief. ▸▸ Knee Viscosupplementation – A thick and viscous fluid can be injected in one or a series of injections for pain due to arthritic changes classified as mild to moderate. ▸▸ Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) – Nerves are heated using radiofrequency energy in an injectable type of procedure for 90 seconds, with results of pain relief lasting 6-12 months. ▸▸ Amniotic Allograft Injection – Amniotic product morselizes the amnion tissue in an effort to preserve its structural properties in an injectable form. ▸▸ Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) – The patient’s own bone marrow is used to regenerate tissue and create bone formation.

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Your physician will help you determine which method is best for you before suggesting surgery. Surgery is an invasive and expensive path to pain relief and is beneficial to only select patients. This is decided on factors such as body mass index (BMI), age, invasiveness, and/or other co-morbidities. Edward J. Frankoski, D.O. has received extensive training in Pain Management, and always stays current with all new and up to date through many educational meetings throughout the year. He has been practicing Pain Management in the Aventura area for over fifteen years and he has been involved in drug research as well as procedure research studies. Interventional Pain Physicians of South Florida is located at 21097 NE 27th Court, Suite 340, Aventura, 33180. To schedule an appointment, please call (305)932-1660.


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Stolen Airbags: A Lucrative Business BY NORTH MIAMI BEACH CHIEF OF POLICE WILLIAM “BILL” HERNANDEZ, MSM The latest overnight incident in one of the North Miami Beach neighborhoods was a rash of vehicle breakins in which roaming miscreants prowled various parking lots looking to pounce. Indeed, with relative ease, they have been ripping out of the cars the pricey part they were targeting - the airbags. “Because of their portability, airbags can easily be removed as a complete module and installed as “new” by unscrupulous collision repair shops,” the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) stated. A thief pops an unprotected airbag out of a steering column by unscrewing a few bolts and snipping a couple of wires. It takes about 60 seconds. The experts say that airbags are rapidly surpassing car stereos and hubcaps as the prime target of the automotive black market. Stolen airbags are in high demand because they have a street value to crooks. “If it wasn’t for corrupt repair shops, airbag theft wouldn’t exist,” said Jon Hoch of the NICB, which tracks auto-related theft. “They are the people recruiting crooks, and they are what’s driving demand.” The airbag black market is just as driven by supply and demand as any other. Because airbags are specific to car makes and models, black market dealers often put in orders for certain vehicle kinds. For example, the Hondas are popular targets. The dishonest mechanic, who bought the stolen airbag illegally for $200, will then charge the vehicle owners or their insurer the full price for the replacement, thus committing insurance fraud. However, investigators note that putting airbags thieves out of business is a much more daunting task. “The problem law enforcement has is that the serial numbers on airbags are concealed inside the bag,” observes Jerry Smith, who investigates car theft in the Washington, D.C. area for the Insurance Crime Bureau. The insurance industry and police are pressing carmakers to code the bags with the vehicle’s identification number. That would allow the police to quickly check to see if the bag has been stolen. As it now stands, before the car manufacturers could design an airbag so it would not work if it is stolen, there are a few things you can do to reduce the chances of your airbag being stolen. Many of them will help prevent car theft in general: ▸▸ Use a steering wheel locking device, like “The Club”. ▸▸ Park in a well-lit location ▸▸ Keep your car locked ▸▸ Do not leave valuables in plain sight. Lastly,airbag theft is a growing concern for car owners, police and insurance companies. Therefore, if you have seen anything at all that might be suspicious in the area; the North Miami Beach Police wants you to call 911 right away or 305949-5500. Additionally, if you suspect Insurance Fraud or Theft, SPEAK UP! Call the NCIB TOLL-FREE HOTLINE: 1-800-835-6422. Your call is free. Your call can be anonymous. You could be eligible for a reward. To learn more about the City of North Miami Beach Police Department, please visit www.citynmb. com. For emergencies, please dial 9-1-1 and all other non-emergencies, please call (305) NMB-POLICE or (305) 662-7654.

“CHARLY”

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This is my cat Charly. He is a boy and he’s 4 ½ years old. He was given to me as a gift from my daughter Melissa, She knows how much I love cats. Charly is my best friend you can, he sleeps right next to my feet or above my head every night. Every morning I give him these treats, all I have to say is “ Charly do you want to brush your teeth” and here he comes running. His favorite toy is this long stick that has feathers and a bell on it. And I cant really say he dislike anything, he such a wonderful cat ever since he was very small!!

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CHAMBER NEWS

Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Hosts 17th Annual Grapes for Grades

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t is with great pride that the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Broward Education Foundation (BEF), presents the 17th Annual “Grapes for Grades”, a soirée of fine wine, silent auction, tantalizing food and the occasion to socialize with Hollywood’s movers and shakers. The event is scheduled for Friday, September 27th, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Gallery of Amazing Things, 481 S. Federal Highway. This upscale evening will also feature an unbelievable silent auction which will be live online September 17, 2019, at www.hollywoodchamber.org/grapesforgrades This year, “Grapes for Grades” will benefit the Broward Education Foundation and funds raised will be specifically designated for Hollywood Students eager to pursue their education, either with a fouryear college degree or technical college certificate. For the past 16 years, “Grapes for Grades” has raised over $405,000 dollars for close to 500 Hollywood students. In addition, for the second year now, a portion of the proceeds will be dedicated to Hollywood

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K through 12 schoolteachers via the Broward Education Foundation “Tools for Schools”. This program provides a mobile school supply store for easy teacher access. It will be visiting our local Hollywood schools to give our teachers a much-needed free shopping opportunity for their classroom and students. Event goers will enjoy this unforgettable evening with unlimited fine wine, live music and tantalizing food while mingling with Hollywood’s finest. The

evening entertainment will be provided by the one and only DJ Slick305. The auction will feature exciting cruises, JetBlue tickets, experience packages, and so much more! “How often can we justify a lovely evening sipping wines from around the world and tasting the best food in South Florida while shopping a fantastic silent auction to benefit Hollywood students who need financial assistance to pursue either a college degree or a technical college certificate? Only once a year… Grapes for Grades does just that for you! Join us on September 27th at the Gallery of Amazing Things,” exclaimed Anne Hotte CEO, Executive Director of the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. We are now currently accepting silent auction items, restaurant applications, and sponsorship donations. Single entry tickets are $100 in advance and $125 at the door. Tickets and packages can be purchased, and participants can register to bid at www. hollywoodchamber.org/grapesforgrades/ For more information and details, please call 954-923-4000 or visit www.hollywoodchamber.org. The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is located at 330 N. Federal Highway, Hollywood, 33020.


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SEEN ON SCENE

SPARK Entrepreneurs, innovators and small business professionals gathered for the 3rd Annual SPARK Hollywood Quick-Pitch Business Competition at the Circ Hotel and Residence in downtown Hollywood. The fast-paced competition had select entrepreneurs pitch their innovative business ideas and services to a panel of judges comprised of investors and successful area business professionals. IN THE MIX

Lonna Spitaleri of Costa Bella Realty, Denise Caligiuri of Our City Media, and Toni Soldano of Union Institute enjoyed mixing and mingling at a jumbo networker at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort.

GOOD MORNING HOLLYWOOD It was a bright morning for the annual tourism-focused breakfast at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort.

TOURISM DAY There were no tacky tourists

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Many came out to congratulate the award winners, those who were promoted, and those who joined the Hollywood Fire Rescue & Beach Safety Department during their Recruit Graduation & Promotional Ceremony.

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in the Leadership Hollywood Class XLIII. The group started their informative and fun day at The Diplomat Beach Resort to learn about County Tourism Marketing before heading over to the Margaritaville Beach Resort for an overview of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA). The ambitious bunch concluded their day at National Jets at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport to learn about aviation and lastly at Port Everglades where they received an extensive tour.


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