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Even though our managers & staff are incredibly responsive, there are times when a request warrants directly speaking to the ultimate decision makers.
Even though our managers & staff are incredibly responsive, there are times when a request warrants directly speaking to the ultimate decision makers.
Like the time our Mr. Arkin told Jacob he wished The Palace had an Oculus (ask any teenager) he could play with his grandsons when they visit. Jacob tried one out, loved the idea and Mr. Arkin got his wish.
Like the time our Mr. Arkin told Jacob he wished The Palace had an Oculus (ask any teenager) he could play with his grandsons when they visit. Jacob tried one out, loved the idea and Mr. Arkin got his wish.
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Or the time our Mrs. Martinez called Helen about the health benefits she enjoys from the hyperbaric chamber she used in a healthcare facility nearby. Helen was so intrigued she tried one herself, and ordered two — one for The Palace at Coral Gables and one for The Palace at Weston.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS BEST OF WESTON 14 The Readers Have Spoken! BEST OF THE BEST 13 Best Community Entertainment 13 Best Cultural Event 13 Best Family Night Out 13 Best Park HEALTH, WELLNESS & AESTHETICS 22 Best Acupuncture 22 Best Chiropractor 24 Best Children’s Hospital 24 Best Cosmetic Dentist 24 Best Cosmetic Surgeon 26 Best Day Spa 26 Best Eye Care Practice 27 Best Family Medicine Provider 27 Best Fitness Trainer 27 Best General Dentist 28 Best Gym 28 Best Hospital 28 Best Integrative Medicine Provider 30 Best Lash Treatments 30 Best Massage & Facials 34 Best Medical Spa 34 Best Orthodontist 36 Best Pediatrician 36 Best Pediatric Dental Practice 36 Best Orthopedic Care 38 Best Podiatrist 38 Best Rheumatologist 40 Best Senior Care Provider 40 Best Senior Home Care 42 Best Sports Medicine Practice 42 Best Vein Repair & Tattoo Removal 44 Best Weight Loss Program 44 Best Women’s Health Care EDUCATION & CHILDREN’S SERVICES 46 Best Ballet School 46 Best Early Childhood Education Center 48 Best Day Camp 48 Best Catholic School 50 Best Charter School 50 Best E-Sports Program 52 Best Marital Arts Studio 52 Best Music School 54 Best Preschool 54 Best Outdoor Camp 56 Best Private School 56 Best Religious Education Program 58 Best Sports Camp 58 Best STEAM Camp 60 Best Swim Instruction HOME SERVICES 62 Best Air Conditioning Service 62 Best Car Wash 62 Best Electrician 64 Best Golf Course 64 Best Kitchen Design 64 Best Insurance Agent 66 Best Plumber 66 Best Real Estate Agents 68 Best Roofer 68 Best Remodeling & Flooring 68 Best Title Company 70 Best Senior Living Community 70 Best Window Treatments DINING, ENTERTAINMENT & HOSPITALITY 72 Best Cafe 72 Best Italian Restaurant 74 Best Hotel 74 Best Ice Cream 74 Best Sushi 74 Best Pizza 74 Best Sports Bar 74 Best Steak House PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 76 Best Certified Public Accountant 76 Best English Language Program 78 Best Estate Planning Attorney 78 Best Financial Advisors 78 Best Immigration Attorney 80 Best Independent Real Estate Brokerage 80 Best Personal Injury Attorneys 82 Best Pet Groomer 82 Best Veterinarian SHOPPING 84 Best Barbershop 84 Best Boutique 84 Best Dry Cleaner 84 Best Flooring Provider 84 Best Jewelry Purchase 86 Best Luxury Goods 86 Best Picture Framing 86 Best Pharmacy OUR CITY FEATURES 18 May Calendar 20 May Calendar 88 Feeling Stressed? Lonely? Anxious? It’s OK to not be OK! Dial 9-8-8 90 Outdoor Pops Concert A Community Spring Favorite 90 Greetings From Your Chamber President! 92 Local Author Spins TabloidWorthy Mysteries 94 Heel Pain in Children 95 Macular Degeneration 96 Flea & Tick Prevention 97 Let’s Talk 97 Bilingualism: A Powerful Tool for Personal and Social Development 99 Return on Lifestyle 100 Teeing Off For A Good Cause 101 May is National Bicycle Month 102 Puzzle Page 104 Meet “Copito” 12 / 2023 Best of Weston / OurCityMedia.com
Best Community Entertainment
Weston Town Center
1675 Market Street
As the heart of the city, Weston Town Center has become a gathering place where friends and neighbors can socialize while enjoying a tasty meal or taking in the fabulous free entertainment. From live music every Friday night to seasonal special events, Weston Town Center provides plenty of entertainment options for the community to enjoy. The community center hosts events like The Home Expo, Craft & Talent Show, Classic Car Show, and Food & Wine Festival
The 2021 holiday season was magical at Weston Town Center. The community gathered in the spirit of the season, regardless of faith. Families filled the streets for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, which included a visit from Santa Claus, as well as the annual Menorah Lighting. City leaders and VIP’s helped the Chabad of Weston light the giant menorah. Weston Town Center also played host to several community and cultural events such as Weston’s Hometown July 4th Parade, Celebrate the Arts Day, and the free outdoor pops concert.
Onstage, international artists brought instrumentals, dance and drum performances throughout the event. Attendees loved the return of Ronin Taiko, an acclaimed Japanese taiko drum ensemble which has wowed past audiences, as well as new acts such as the Paraguayan bottle dance.
Best Cultural Event
Weston World Fest
Weston Regional Park
Weston World Fest has once again been recognized as the Best Cultural Event in town. That’s not surprising when you consider it celebrates our community’s cultural diversity. The theme for this year was Animals of the Planet, highlighting native wildlife of the air, land and sea around the globe. All 20 international country booths as well as the Theme Village area featured the event theme.
New for 2023 was an expanded restaurant and dining section. Guests tasted both sweet and savory specialties from such countries as Lebanon, Greece, Italy, Spain, Singapore and Turkey along with beverages such as bubble tea and U.S. coffee concoctions.
Best Family Night Out
Moonlight Movies in the Park
Weston Regional Park
Finding safe activities for the whole family was during the pandemic was always a challenge. That is why Movie Nights at the Park were at the tops of many people’s list! Families picnicked with loved ones in socially-distanced areas while watching wholesome movies under the stars. Our favorite was the The Croods.
Weston Regional Park
20200 Saddle Club Rd.
Weston offers a diverse range of parks, from quaint passive spaces to sprawling athletic complexes, ensuring that every resident can find their ideal park experience. The most extensive and favored park, according to Our City Weston readers, is Weston Regional Park, spanning 102 acres.
This active park features the Weston Community Center and the Weston YMCA Family Center, as well as an impressive array of sporting facilities, including eight baseball/softball fields, eight football/soccer fields, eight basketball courts, three roller hockey rinks, four multi-purpose artificial turf courts, and four sand volleyball courts.
Additionally, the park boasts an 8,000 linear feet exercise trail, two shaded playgrounds, three picnic shelters with tables and grills available for rent, five concession stands with restroom facilities, and an Event Stage, which hosts free community events like Weston World Fest, Moonlight Movies in the Park, and the WestonNights Outdoor Concert Series. Weston Regional Park is also home to the annual Royal Egg Hunt.
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Cypress Bay Chorus Spring Concert
The Cypress Bay Chorus presents an eclectic and exciting program which includes classic choral music as well as pop hits from the 70’s through the 2000’s. Tickets are $10 online or at the door. The show starts promptly at 7:00 pm in the Cypress Bay High School Auditorium. More details are available at http://www.cypressbaychorus.com/
Weston Art Guild Annual Luncheon
The Weston Art Guild will host its annual luncheon for members. The Guild was formed in December 2005 as a nonprofit “all volunteer” visual arts organization with the purpose of creating a cultural atmosphere in the community by educating the public on the importance of all forms of visual art. Members are invited to attend the luncheon, which starts at 1:00 pm at Bahama Breeze Sawgrass. For more info, visit www.westonartguild.com.
Weston Friends Club, “The Bunconeers”
This fun bunco group meets at a member’s home on the third Monday of the month at 1:00 pm at one of the member’s home. For more info, contact Elena Hajek, Chair, at email@example.com or 954-802-6720.
Shop for just the right thing from local vendors and dine at one of the many fine restaurants at Weston Town Center. There will be live music and choo choo train rides for the little ones. 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm at Weston Town Center. For more info, visit www.westontowncenter.net.
BSO Fire Rescue Hurricane Preparedness Program
Jewish Music Concert with Ester Brewda
In celebration of Jewish Heritage Month, Ester Brewda will perform a unique repertoire in three languages to highlight the variety of Jewish music throughout the centuries. She will also include songs written by famed Jewish American musical composers. She will be accompanied by pianist, Gregory Szeto. Hosted at the Weston Branch Library from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. To register & learn more, scan the QR Code.
Join the experts emergency managers from BSO Fire Rescue Emergency Medical Services and City of Weston Public Works who have responded to decade of storms here and around Florida. Learn how the City prepares for Hurricane season, what occurs during an activation and most importantly, what you should do PRIOR to a storm to be prepared and #WestonReady. The key to taking a huge amount of stress and discomfort out of a hurricane event is by being prepared. Learn how to do just that. Attendees will receive a free Hurricane Preparedness Kit. 8:00 pm at Weston Regional Park Community Center. Scan QR Code to register.
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Slice of Broadway
Award-winning Cypress Bay American Musical Theater students will perform the musical revue “Slice of Broadway” consisting of a variety of Broadway selections. Audience members will receive a “good bag” and a bottle of water at the door. The show will be hosted at the Cypress Bay High School Auditorium at 6:00 pm. Tickets are available online or at the door. For more info visit www.lightningdrama.com.
Cypress Bay Band & Guard Spring Concert
The Cypress Bay High School will perform in the school auditorium at 6 pm. The concert will feature the Wind Ensemble, the Symphonic Band, and the Concert Band. Tickets will be available at the school. For more information visit www.cypressbaysoundofthunder.com
Stories, songs, movement, and a craft for children ages three to five years old. Registration is required. Hosted at the Weston Branch Library, 4205 Bonaventure Blvd, Weston. Call 954-357-5420 for info. Scan the QR code to register your little one.
Western High School Spring Concert
The Western High School music department will put on an incredible performance featuring Pride of the Wildcats Marching Band, The Western Concert Band, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Color Guard, and various student solos. Refreshments and merchandise will be available for purchase. The show begins at 7:00 pm at Western High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. For more info, contact David G. Smith at president@ prideofthewildcats.com or Band Director Johnnie Tracey at johnnie.tracey@ browardschools.com.
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Celebrate spring with an outdoor workout. Led by personal trainer Susan Malinski, this session will get your blood flowing and set you off with a positive mindset. Led by personal trainer Susan Malinski, these sessions will get your blood flowing and set you off with a positive mindset. Boot camps are held at Peace Mound Park at 10:00 am. For more info visit www.SusanMalinski.com or call or text 954-245-2071.
35th Annual Memorial Day Classic
The 35th Annual Memorial Day Classic is starting its fourth decade as one of the most anticipated events in the United States! The race is officially the final race of the Southern running season and athletes from all over the state come to honor America’s fallen soldiers. Why not pay tribute this Memorial Day and join thousands as they take to the streets of United States of America for this special tribute and salute to our soldiers and front line workers! Race starts at 7:15 am at Weston Town Center. Scan the QR code to register.
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Located on Weston Road, ChiroCare of Florida Injury and Wellness Centers serves those who are suffering from pain or wish to maintain spinal health. ChiroCare’s experienced chiropractors can provide the care you need after suffering back, neck, or shoulder injuries, pain from an illness, or to complement your whole body wellness regimen.
Virtually everyone can benefit from chiropractic adjustments from time to time. Many use this non-invasive, holistic medicine as a form of pain management or a way to stay in excellent physical condition on an ongoing basis. Learn more about how a chiropractor can help you with various needs.
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Best Children’s Hospital
Nicklaus Children’s Dan Marino Outpatient Center
2900 S Commerce Pkwy.
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is a world-renowned pediatric hospital with its primary location in Miami and a one-stopshop outpatient facility in Weston. Formerly known as Miami Children’s Hospital, it was renamed in 2015 after golfing legend Jack Nicklaus and his wife Barbara, who are passionate supporters of pediatric healthcare.
The hospital is widely recognized for its expertise in a broad range of pediatric specialties, including cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, and oncology. It is home to a team of highly skilled and compassionate healthcare professionals who are committed to providing the best possible care to their young patients. Nicklaus Children’s Hospital offers a wide range of services, including inpatient and outpatient care, emergency services, and a variety of specialty clinics.
In addition to its clinical services, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is also involved in cutting-edge research aimed at advancing the field of pediatric medicine. Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is a world-class institution that is dedicated to providing outstanding care to children and families in need. Its commitment to innovation, research, and compassionate care has made it a leader in pediatric healthcare and a valuable resource for families in our community.
Best Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. Diana Torres, Family Dentistry in Weston
2625 Executive Park Drive, Suite 2
Prepare to be welcomed with a smile by Dr. Diana Torres, whose warm and friendly personality shines through in every patient interaction. She’s passionate about providing topnotch, comprehensive dental care while also educating her patients on the importance of oral health. As part of her daily practice, Dr. Torres integrates orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign® to correct crowding and malocclusion as well as cosmetic dental options.
The Family Dentistry team is all about loving and caring for patients of all ages, from children to grandparents. They’ll create a personalized treatment plan that suits the unique needs and goals of your loved ones, no matter what stage of life they’re in. Whether you’re looking for cosmetic, restorative, or preventative care, they offer a comprehensive range of services for the whole family. So come on in, and let the Family Dentistry team take care of you and your loved ones!
Best Cosmetic Surgeon
Nathan Eberle, M.D., D.D.S., F.A.C.S.
Weston Center for Plastic Surgery
17160 Royal Palm Blvd, Suite 4 www.plasticsurgeryweston.com 954-507-4540
Dr. Eberle is a Double Board-Certified Plastic and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon committed to delivering first class services. He is one of a handful of surgeons in Florida whom has this type of specialized training. He began his journey in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at UF Shands, Jacksonville and his medical degree from UF Gainesville, obtaining his first board certification. He continued and completed his comprehensive plastics training at Cleveland Clinic, which ignited a strong interest in breast and body rejuvenation. Dr. Eberle has a keen eye for balanced aesthetic outcomes and an uncompromising attention to detail.
Dr. Eberle is exceptional in helping clients achieve their best self. In addition to his specialty in general, plastic/cosmetic, and aesthetic surgery, he is also credentialed in oral and maxillofacia surgery, which is the specialty of dentistry that includes the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. This also includes extensive training and understanding in the areas relating to the mouth, jaws, face, head, and neck.
Weston Center for Plastic Surgery is a modern, and elegant facility. They are passionate about making each patient’s experience truly inspirational. The surgical facility was designed with patient safety and convenience in mind as it includes an on-site surgical suite, with the most advanced technology, consultation suites, and a Med Spa. They offer the latest technology and the highest standards that will help you improve your quality of life and achieve your best self. Dr. Eberle believes in being honest, humble, and kind, while delivering professional and optimal results for his patients. He takes the time to listen to his patients and understand what they want and acknowledges each person’s unique features to develop a treatment plan to make them look and feel their best.
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2023 WESTON BEST OF YourRefinedBeauty WESTON CENTER FOR PLASTIC SURGERY 954-507-4540 17160 Royal Palm Blvd , suite #4 Weston, FL 33326 (Windmill Professional Campus on the left) PlasticSurgeryWeston.com Dr. Nathan Eberle M.D., D.D.S, F.A.C.S DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON FACIAL SURGERY BODY CONTOURING BREAST ENHANCEMENT MED SPA PROCEDURE FOR MEN SURGERY
Best Eye Care Practice
Weston Family Eyecare, led by Dr. Jane Therrien, is a place where patients can get great eye and vision care using the latest technology. The Weston Family Eyecare team does this while creating a friendly and comfortable environment for patients.
Dr. Therrien is an expert in non-surgical vision correction. Her practice uses the newest technology for vision correction and treatments, including the Neurolens, which helps relieve eye strain with digital devices, and Wave Contact Lenses, which are customized specialty contact lenses that provide comfortable and clear vision.
Dr. Therrien has extensive training in orthokeratology, a non surgical safe alternative to LASIK that corrects vision by gently reshaping the cornea with custom contact lenses that are worn while the patient sleeps. Ortho-K lenses are special contact lenses designed to be worn at night and removed in the morning, leaving you with clear vision all day.
Dr. Therrien also specializes in treating eye diseases and co-managing laser and cataract surgeries.
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Best Day Spa Gaia
Weston Road www.WestonFamilyEyecare.com 954-888-9393
2023 WESTON BEST OF • COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAMS • CONTACT LENS EVALUATION • MYOPIA MANAGEMENT • ORTHOKERATOLOGY • TREATS OCULAR DISEASE • NEUROLENS THERAPY • PEDIATRIC OPTOMETRY • EMERGENCY SERVICES • LASER & CATARACT SURGERY CO-MANAGEMENT 954.888.9393 4472 WESTON ROAD • DAVIE, FL 33331 WWW.WESTONFAMILYEYECARE.COM DR. JANE THERRIEN Optometric Physician VISIT OUR NEWLY RENOVATED OFFICE TODAY
Best Family Medicine Provider
Dr. Felipe Cubas
1604 Town Center Blvd., Suite 4B
Best Fitness Trainer
For the third year in a row, Susan Malinski has been voted as the Best Fitness Trainer in Weston! She helps her clients adopt a healthy lifestyle by transforming their bodies and providing nutrition and health coaching. In 2022, Susan helped more people than ever transform their lives, enabling them to live healthy lifestyles. Susan trains moms, teenagers and young adults who want to feel and look better. She offers training sessions in her fully equipped gym or in the comfort of the client’s own home.
She is fluent in both Spanish and English and can communicate effectively with clients in either language. What makes Susan exceptional is the way she motivates her clients. She inspires people to change their lives for the better, and her clients love her for it. Her program has helped clients feel better, eat better, and lead happier and healthier lives.
Best General Dentist
Gentle Teeth & Braces of Weston
2751 Executive Park Dr., Suite 204
Dr. Chandy Samuel was voted Best Dentist because of his excellent patient care skills. He has a friendly and caring approach that sets him apart from other dentists. Dr. Samuel and his staff are dedicated to serving their community for the long term.
Gentle Teeth offers a full range of dental services, from treating children to fixing gum problems. You will leave their office with a smile on your face every time. Gentle Teeth provides high-quality dental and orthodontic services, including cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening, as well as reconstructive surgery. The Weston office is staffed by friendly and experienced dental professionals who are committed to their patients.
VOTED BEST PERSONAL TRAINER IN WESTON! Follow me @SusanMalinski TRAINING WOMEN, MEN & KIDS • ALL AGES • ALL LEVELS BODY TRANSFORMATION • MUSCLE BUILDING • WEIGHT LOSS TONING • CORE • STRENGTH & AGILITY Google Reviews: Susan Malinski Personal Training www.SusanMalinski.com PERSONAL TRAINING At Home Training No equipment needed In Gym Training TEXT ME AT 954-245-2071 FOR MORE INFO! YOU WILL GET... AMAZING WORKOUTS, MOTIVATION & RESULTS 2023 WESTON BEST OF Subscribe on Youtube @Su-Fit BODY TRANSFORMATION LOST 31 LBS & 7% BODY FAT IN 6 MONTHS! TRAINING FOR WOMEN TRAINING FOR MEN TRAINING FOR SENIORS TRAINING FOR TEENAGERS TRAINING AT HOME HELPING PEOPLE TO TRANSFORM THEIR LIVES, BODIES AND MINDSET BEFORE BEFORE AFTER AFTER HEALTH, WELLNESS & AESTHETICS 2023 Best of Weston / OurCityMedia.com / 27
Ultimate Sports Institute - Weston
2750 Glades Circle, Suite 100
Welcome to the LAST gym you’ll ever need to join. The Ultimate Sports Institute & Fitness Center (USI) has been family owned & operated since 2005 and is a second home to its members, clients, and staff. It’s a place for all fitness levels & ages and is built on Respect and the drive to Unleash the ULTIMATE You!
USI is a fusion of both a Membership Gym & Sports Performance Center offering Weston’s only Month-to-Month membership option. Interested in having an individualized plan? Setup a complimentary personal training consultation to discuss how a USI professional instructor can help you with improving: Health & Fitness, Sports Performance, PostTherapy exercise progressions and/or better education of equipment use.
Come in today for a tour, call (954)217-2004 or visit our website www.usiweston.com for more information.
Cleveland Clinic Florida
2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd.
Best Integrative Medicine Provider
Weston Medical Health & Wellness
1605 Town Center Blvd, Suite D
Weston Medical Health & Wellness is a holistic clinic that is dedicated to assisting patients in achieving their optimal health. Led by Dr. Andrea Bretal, MD, a seasoned physician with over 20 years of experience and a passion for healthy living and weight loss.
At Weston Medical Health & Wellness, Dr. Bretal employs a combination of nutritional counseling and integrative medicine to help both men and women of all ages optimize their well-being. With a deep understanding of the critical role that hormones play in overall health, she specializes in balancing hormones, including thyroid, adrenal, estrogen, and testosterone, in order to facilitate weight loss. Patients with chronic conditions like diabetes can find management techniques and even disease regression at Weston Medical Health & Wellness.
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WELLNESS & AESTHETICS
Healing-oriented healthcare that engages each individual’s unique needs to promote whole-person wellness. 1605 Town Center Blvd • Suite D • Weston, FL 33326 • www.westondiet.com Call For Your Appointment Now! (954) 389-1800 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • Integrative Medicine Testing, Nutritional Deficiencies And Food Allergen & Sensitivity Testing • Leaky-Gut Detection & Treatment • Hormone Replacement Therapy • Menopause, PCOS, Fertility • Guilt-Free Treats, A Selection of Almond Flour Breads • Appetite Suppressants (Phentermine) • Vitamin B12 (Lipotropic) & IV Therapy • Modern Holisitc Medicine, Specialized in Dutch Testing WESTON MEDICAL HEALTH & WELLNESS Dr. Andrea Bretal, M.D. Board Certified in Internal Medicine Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine Walsh Institute Certified for Mastering Brain Chemistry • Se Habala Español • Same Day Consultation • Payment Plans • No Insurance Needed • Open Weekends VOTED BEST INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
Best Lash Treatments
1725 Main Street, Suite 229
Weston Lashes loves helping its clients look and feel naturally beautiful! Master Stylist Chrystie Keller has been working with clients for over 14 years. She offers eyelash extensions, eyelash tinting, eyelash lifts, brow tinting, threading, and laminations. Clients always feel beautiful and well pampered after a service.
“I love making my clients not only feel their natural beauty, but relaxed and rejuvenated”, says Chrystie.
The Weston Lashes Team is certified in advanced techniques and only use professional products. They offer a wide array of lash treatments, including full lash sets, refills, hybrids, mermaid lashes, and more. A special for first time clients for a Classic Full Set is offered on their website.
Best Massage & Facials
Vida Wellness Center
1730 Main Street, Suite 214
Vidalina (Vida)Notario Malaisé is an experienced massage therapist and esthetician who has been providing personalized services to her clients in Weston for over 16 years. She strongly believes that skincare and massage therapy should be an essential part of maintaining overall health and wellbeing. Vidalina has received training from different schools around the world picking up different techniques along the way, including Dr. Ling’s Swedish Massage and John Kellogg’s massage techniques.
Vida’s search for unique techniques led her to Barcelona, Spain, where she became a Quiro massage therapist after graduating from one of the most prestigious schools in the city by Dr. Sagrera Ferrándiz. Vidalina continues to expand her knowledge and improve her skills to provide the best skincare and facial services to her clients. Her wellness center has been recognized as the best for massage and facials by Our City Weston’s readers for the second year in a row.
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(786) 220-4027 email@example.com Weston Town Center 1730 Main St. Suite 214 Weston, FL 33326 Offering unique massage therapy techniques, custom skin care facials, acupuncture, NMT and nutrition coaching with over 25 years of experience in the wellness field. VIDA WELLNESS CENTER The Prestigious Wellness Sanctuary by Renowned Massage Therapist and Esthetician Vidalina Notario Malaisé. 2023 WESTON BEST OF SERVICES INCLUDE • Alternative Medicine • Acupuncture • Massage Therapy • Facial Skin Care • Nutrition Coaching • Wellness Workshops VOTED BEST MASSAGE & FACIAL www.vida-wellnesscenter.com 2022
2023 WESTON BEST OF $85 SPECIAL – CLASSIC SET –FOR FIRST TIME GUESTS (90 minute appointment) 1725 Main Street, Suite 229 • Weston FL, 33326 305-879-8707 www.WestonLashes.com Lashes Classic Eyelash Extensions Hybrid Extensions Volume Extensions Brows Brow Lamination Brow Threading Brow Tint “I love making my clients feel beautiful!” – Chrystie, Master Stylist of 13+ years eyelash extensions & brows too! Scan Code to Book an Appointment
OUR SERVICES Botox/Dysport • Laser Hair Removal • Vi Peel Facials Microdermabrasion • Medical Grade • Chemical Peels Dermal Fillers: Juvederm, Restylane, Juvederm Voluma, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk, Radiesse, Belotero Photo Rejuvenation: Fine Lines, Pores, Pigmentation eMatrix: Comprehensive Skin Rejuvenation 954.659.0199 1875 N Corporate Lakes Blvd • Weston, FL 33326 • radianceweston.com GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE FAIZA KHALID, M.D. Doctor on site at all times. THANK YOU FOR VOTING US Best Med Spa *MUST MENTION OUR CITY WESTON FOR PROMO. CALL FOR DETAILS, EXCEPTIONS APPLY. EXPIRES 5/31/23. 2023 WESTON BEST OF FILLER GET 1 JUVEDERM VOLUMA FOR $50 OFF GET 2 JUVEDERM VOLUMA FOR $150 OFF GET 3 JUVEDERM VOLUMA FOR $300 OFF BOTOX GET 60 UNITS FOR %15 OFF GET 50 UNITS FOR %12 OFF GET 40 UNITS FOR %10 OFF
Best Medical Spa
Radiance Medical Spa of Weston
1875 N Corporate Lakes Blvd, Suite 200
Radiance Medspa of Weston is a well-known Med Spa in South Florida that has been voted “Best Med Spa of Weston” for seven years in a row. They prioritize their patients’ satisfaction and believe in restoring and rejuvenating their appearance while maintaining a natural look. They utilize advanced procedures, techniques, and devices to provide optimal cosmetic outcomes with minimal disruption to patients’ lifestyles.
The staff is committed to providing the highest level of expertise, safety, integrity, and customer service. The Med Spa cultivates personal relationships with each patient and ensures that every treatment and program will have consistent and exceptional results. They offer personalized non-surgical paths to healthier skin and improved appearance with advanced aesthetic medical spa procedures and physician-grade products for the face and body in an upscale spa setting.
Dr. Maria Eugenia Yazji
2751 Executive Park Drive, Suite 101 www.OrthodonticsInWeston.com 954-710-8716
Dr. Yazji has a wealth of experience spanning over 25 years in creating stunning smiles. She emphasizes a holistic approach to orthodontics and always considers the face as a whole when treating teeth. Dr. Yazji also leverages advanced technology to anticipate the effects of aging on a patient’s smile and can adjust the shape, length, and position of teeth accordingly to keep the smile looking youthful for many years.
Her practice offers a wide range of services including Invisalign®, Incognito™ Hidden Braces, silver and ceramic braces, Propel Accelerated Orthodontics, and more. Additionally, Dr. Yazji is a participant in Smiles Change Lives, a charitable organization that provides free braces to children.
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Best Pediatric Dental Practice
King Pediatric Dentistry
1695 N Park Drive, Suite 102 www.KingPediatricDentistry.com
King Pediatric Dentistry provides personalized care to children, ensuring they start their dental journey with positive memories. Dr. Alicia King and her team are passionate about fostering fun and fearless appointments in a lively atmosphere. They take a preventive approach to promote lifelong oral health for every child in Weston. During the first visit, they welcome both parent and child and offer a VIP tour around the office to show how exciting taking care of teeth can be.
Dr. King is a board-certified pediatric dentist with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida and a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. She completed her residency in pediatric dentistry at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, driven by her passion for changing children’s lives. Dr. King treats every patient like her own child, building real relationships, making silly memories, and getting children excited about their smiles.
One Source Pediatrics
1625 North Commerce Parkway, Suite 205 954-659-8550
For the care of your child, nothing less than the best will suffice. At One Source Pediatrics, children and adolescents from birth up to 18 years of age receive quality, individualized care, and expectant mothers can take advantage of free prenatal visits.
Dr. Carlos Barbosa, Dr. Maria Isabel Clemente, and Dr. Angela Rodriguez are committed to ensuring that all patients, as well as their parents, feel at ease and well taken care of. One Source Pediatrics offers comprehensive “well” services such as health check-ups, vaccines, back-to-school, and sports physicals.
The clinic can even accommodate sick children with sameday appointments, and features separate waiting areas for “sick” and “well” patients. Along with full-service pediatric care, this practice offers ear piercing, and its doctors and staff are fluent in both English and Spanish.
Total Orthopaedic Care
4850 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Suite 201 www.toc.md 954-735-3535 •
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Most Insurances and Medicaid Accepted
Healthy Checkups and Vaccines
Back-To-School Physicals • Office Conveniently Located • Same-Day Per Sick Appointments
Ear Piercing • Separate Sick and Well Waiting Areas • Bilingual Doctors and Staff • Call Today for your Free Prenatal Visit We Give Quality and Personalized Care to All of Our Patients! 1625 N. Commerce Pkwy. Suite 205 · Weston, FL 33326 (954) 659-8550 Fax (954) 659-8770 Carlos O. Barbosa, MD FAAP María Isabel Clemente, MD FAAP Angela C. Rodriguez, MD FAAP O N E S O U R C E PEDIATRICS P. A. We Understand the Needs of Children and Adolescents from Birth to 18 Years 2023 WESTON BEST OF
WHERE LITTLE SMILE S R OAR NEW PATIENT SPECIAL ONLY $99 INCLUDES: Exam • X-Rays • Cleaning Fluoride Treatment (NON-INSURANCE PATIENTS ONLY) Alicia King, DMD Board Certified Pediatric Dentist 2023 WESTON BEST OF (954) 451-0265 1695 N Park Dr, Suite 102 • Weston, FL 33326 www.KingPediatricDentistry.com The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay,cancel payment, or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination, or treatment that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee service, examination, or treatment. PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY PEDIATRIC DENTAL CROWNS EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE
Specializing in the treatment of arthritis and autoimmune diseases, Dr. Ritika Narula, DO, provides comprehensive and compassionate care. She takes her time with each patient to diagnose their illness, develop and communicate a treatment plan, and provide pain relief.
Dr. Narula grew up in South Florida and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida. She went on to earn her medical degree from Nova Southeastern University, where she developed a passion for studying Rheumatoid and Psoriatic Arthritis.
In addition to in-person consultations, Dr. Narula is available for telemedicine visits and provides in-office infusion treatments. The health, safety, and well-being of her patients is Dr. Narula’s top priority. She offers treatment and health management in a broad number of areas including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Osteoporosis, Gout, Vasculitis and more.
WE TREAT • Rheumatoid Arthritis • Psoriatic Arthritis • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus • Fibromyalgia • Osteoporosis • Gout • Osteoarthritis MORE INFO AT: www.RheumatologyMedicalCenter.com CALL TODAY: (954)314-7768 RHEUMATOLOGY MEDICAL CENTER Dr. Ritika Narula, D.O. 2300 N Commerce Pkwy, Ste 301, Weston Florida 33326 38 / 2023 Best of Weston / OurCityMedia.com HEALTH, WELLNESS & AESTHETICS Best Podiatrist Carlo A. Messina D.P.M. 1600 Town Center Blvd, Suite C www.southfloridasportsmedicine.com (954) 389-5900
Ritika Narula, D.O. Rheumatology Medical Center 2300 N Commerce Parkway, Suite 301 www.rheumatologymedicalcenter.com 954-314-7768
Younger More Healthy You! THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT. Fox Vein & Laser Experts Award-Winning, World-Class Vein Care and More! • Vein Removal • Tattoo Removal • Spot Removal • Skin Rejuvenation • Hand Rejuvenation • Scar Removal • Hair Removal • PRP & Stem Cell Hair Restoration BEFORE AFTER BEFORE AFTER As Featured On Channel 10 News Vein & Laser Experts For Decades Winner Best Med Spa - Aesthetics Everything Now Offering Non-Surgical Body Contouring Amazing Microneedling Facials, VirtueRF, VI Peels and More! CALL FOR A CONSULTATION TODAY 954-965-4922 MOST MAJOR INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED FoxVeinExperts.com HOLLYWOOD 2699 Stirling Road Suite A301-302 Hollywood, FL 33312 PEMBROKE PINES 603 N. Flamingo Road Suite 365 Pembroke Pines, FL 33028 Dr. Fox is Board Certified in Vascular Medicine and an expert in varicose vein treatment and laser procedures. She was Fellowship trained at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and was on the teaching faculty at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Fox has been featured in several news programs, articles and has lectured extensively on varicose veins and laser procedures. Dr. Susan Fox DO, RPVI, FSVM, DABVLM
Best Senior Care Provider
Dr. Hector Fabregas, HealthStone Primary Partners
4705 SW 148th Street, Suite 102, Davie
Seeing a well-trained physician for regular checkups becomes increasingly important as we grow older. Lucky for us Dr. Hector Fabregas’s practice is close by. Dr. Fabregas and his associates focus on preventative care as well as comprehensive medical care. Their practice offers complete and comprehensive medical care through a full assessment of multiple diseases, such as, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, metabolic disorders like diabetes, thyroid disease, and obesity.
Dr. Fabregas opened his Family Medical Practice in 2007. He now has three area locations. He and his staff pride themselves in taking care of a family’s health throughout their lives. Board-certified in Family Medicine and Geriatric Medicine, Dr. Fabregas is also Fellowship trained in Geriatric Medicine. His medical education and experience give him a perfect skillset to care for older patients who need a bit more time.
Best Senior Home Care Seniors Helping Seniors
As seniors age, even the simplest of tasks can become challenging. While they may require assistance with day-today activities, they may not wish to live with their children or in an assisted living facility. In such cases, Seniors Helping Seniors® is here to lend a hand. For the past six years, this agency has been pairing seniors in need with active seniors who can empathize with and understand their needs.
Seniors Helping Seniors® is a licensed agency that provides companionship care to seniors who require a little assistance in order to continue living independently at home. Their highly trained team is dedicated to the wellbeing of those in their care. Matching people and caregivers based on shared interests, Seniors Helping Seniors® employs individuals who possess a genuine interest in helping others, are compassionate, and are able to relate to those they are caring for.
40 / 2023 Best of Weston / OurCityMedia.com HEALTH, WELLNESS & AESTHETICS PEMBROKE PINES 12301 Taft St, Suite 100 Pembroke Pines, FL 954-962-1180 WESTON 2229 N. Commerce Pkwy, Suite 240 Weston, FL 954-349-6378 DAVIE 4705 SW 148th St. Suite 102 Davie, FL 954-349-6378 Yul
MD We Accept Medicare, HMO Medicare Advantage Plans, All Commercial Plans and Marketplace Insurances. 3 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU FAMILY & GERIATRIC MEDICINE COMPLETE MEDICAL CARE Annual Physicals • Specialists Referrals • Open Saturdays Woman Wellness Exam And Pap Smears IN-OFFICE LABS & OTHER DIAGNOSTIC TESTS TELEMEDICINE AVAILABLE WWW.HEALTHSTONEPCP.COM 2021 Nurse Practitioners: Jose Luna, APRN 2022 2023 BEST OF PEMBROKE PINES
Lopez, APRN Hector Fabregas,
AHCA #233436 Diana Marrero Cabassi, CSA Certified Senior Advisor & Franchise Owner nononshi their independen espec t they deser ve. iends® assessment and Home Care for Seniors (754) 202-5200 También prestamos servicios en español. Services Include • Companionship • Light Housekeeping • Transportation • Meal Preparation • Shopping • Handyman Services • Pet Care • Dementia Care • Relief for Family Members • Overnight Stays (24-hour care) … and more! AHCA #233436 Diana Marrero Cabassi, CSA Certified Senior Advisor & Franchise Owner ©2010 Each office is independently owned and operated. E.O.E. All trademarks are registered trademarks of Corporate Mutual Resources Incorporated www.seniorshelpin com o pr y t tain their independen lifestyle at home for as long as possible with the dignity and respec t they deser ve. We like to say, it ’s …Like getting a little help from your friends® Call today for a complimentar y in-home assessment and new client discount. Seniors-Helping-Seniors-Central-S Count @DianaCabassi1 • Relief for Family Members • Companionship & Socialization • Meal Preparation • Medication Reminders • Memory Loss Support • Light Housekeeping • Laundry • Pet Care • Transportation to: Doctor’s Appointments, Grocery Shopping, Other Errands • Overnight Stays (24-hour care) & more! Call Today For A Complimentary In-Home Assessment & New Client Discount! (954) 202-5200 @SeniorsHelpingSeniorsSWBroward Hablamos español www.SeniorCareSouthWestBroward.com Our mission is to provide seniors with the ability to maintain their independent lifestyle at home for as long as possible with the dignity and respect they deserve. We like to say, it’s... Like getting a little help from your friends® HomeCarefor Seniors HOMEMAKER & COMPANIONSHIP SERVICES INCLUDE: AHCA #233436 2022 2023 WESTON BEST OF 2023 BEST OF PEMBROKE PINES 2023 BEST OF PLANTATION
Best Sports Medicine Practice
South Florida Institute of Sports Medicine
1600 Town Center Blvd
The South Florida Institute of Sports Medicine is the premier pediatric, adolescent, and adult sports medicine area. Their mission is to provide the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art podiatric, orthopedic, and rehabilitative care for their patients.
Caring for patients is the number one priority at South Florida Institute of Sports Medicine. Their highly trained physicians, physical therapists, and staff provide patients with the latest medical technology and surgical procedures. A sincere approach to medical treatment is given to all. They take time to give a thorough explanation of each patient’s diagnosis and treatment plan. This individual attention is truly what makes South Florida Institute of Sports Medicine the Best in Weston!
Best Vein Repair & Tattoo Removal
Susan Fox, M.D.
603 North Flamingo Road, Suite 365
2699 Stirling Road, Suite A301-302
Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Vascular Medicine, Dr. Susan Fox of Fox Vein and Laser Experts specializes in diagnosing and treating venous diseases such as varicose veins, leg pain and swelling, venous insufficiency, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, clotting disorders, and ulcer care.
Dr. Fox offers a range of minimally-invasive, state-of-the-art vein procedures and nonablative laser techniques. As a highly regarded physician in her field, Dr. Fox is frequently featured as a vein and laser specialist by news programs in both the United States and Latin America. She was one of the first physicians in the country to perform Endovenous Laser Ablation and the first in Florida to perform Clarivein procedures.
Beyond improving the appearance of legs by eliminating varicose and spider veins, healing venous ulcers, reducing leg swelling, aching, heaviness, and tiredness, Dr. Fox is also an expert in laser procedures. She specializes in spot and tattoo removal, as well as skin rejuvenation. Fox Vein and Laser Experts is proud to offer the Picoway Laser, a cutting-edge technology that is ideal for tattoo removal, skin tightening, spot removal, collagen building, and reducing the signs of aging. This advanced laser procedure causes no pain and requires no downtime.
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NEW PATIENT $300 | FOLLOW UP (WITHOUT X-RAY) $100
SURGERY CONSULT $350 | X-RAYS $50 PER AREA | PRP $800
Serving Our Patients for Over 30 Years!
STEM CELLS $1200 | SHOCKWAVE (5 SESSIONS) $600 | INJECTIONS $100
ORTHOTICS $400 | CASTS $200 | LACERATION REPAIR $550
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NEW PATIENT $300 | FOLLOW UP (WITHOUT X-RAY) $100
SURGERY CONSULT $350 | X-RAYS $50 PER AREA | PRP
STEM CELLS $1200 | SHOCKWAVE (5 SESSIONS) $600 |
ORTHOTICS $400 | CASTS $200 | LACERATION REPAIR
NEW PATIENT $300 | FOLLOW UP (WITHOUT X-RAY) $100
SURGERY CONSULT $350 | X-RAYS $50 PER AREA | PRP $800
STEM CELLS $1200 | SHOCKWAVE (5 SESSIONS) $600 | INJECTIONS $100
ORTHOTICS $400 | CASTS $200 | LACERATION REPAIR $550
2022 BEST OF PEMBROKE PINES
Dr. Carlo Messina
EARLY MORNING APPOINTMENTS & CONSULTATIONS 2023 2023 BEST OF PLANTATION 2022 2023 WESTON BEST OF 42 / 2023 Best of Weston / OurCityMedia.com HEALTH, WELLNESS & AESTHETICS
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Dr. Andrea Bretal M.D. Board Certified in Internal Medicine Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine Walsh Institute Certified for Mastering Brain Chemistry 1605 Town Center Blvd, Suite D • Weston FL, 33326 • www.westondiet.com • Se Habala Español • Same Day Consultation • Payment Plans • No Insurance Needed • Open Weekends • Immigration Medical Exam Get Remote Weight Loss Programs Through Our WestonDiet App BEFORE WESTON MEDICAL HEALTH & WELLNESS DR. ANDREA BRETAL LOST WEIGHT AND–So Can You! • Personalized Weight Loss Program • Leaky-Gut Detection & Treatment • Hormone Replacement Therapy • Menopause, PCOS, Fertility • Guilt-Free Treats, A Selection of Almond Flour Breads • Appetite Suppressants (Phentermine) • Vitamin B12 Injections (Lipotropic) Call For Your Appointment Now! (954) 389-1800 E-mail: email@example.com VOTED BEST WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM
Best Weight Loss Program
Weston Medical Health & Wellness
1605 Town Center Blvd., Suite D
If you have been struggling with weight loss, you can find help at Weston Medical Health & Wellness, a local holistic clinic focused on obesity medicine. The medical director, Dr. Andrea Bretal, is a board-certified internal medicine physician with over 20 years of experience and a strong commitment to weight loss.
Dr. Bretal combines nutritional counseling with integrative medicine to help patients of all ages achieve sustainable weight loss. Her areas of expertise include hormone balancing, such as thyroid and adrenal, estrogen, and testosterone optimization, to optimize weight loss.
Dr. Bretal’s approach to medicine is holistic, and she is dedicated to helping her patients achieve healthy, fulfilling lives by shedding excess weight. Weston Medical Health & Wellness also provides pre and post-bariatric surgery support, as well as body contouring aesthetic treatments to refine patients’ curves after weight loss. Dr. Bretal is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and a member of the Obesity Medicine Association, the Obesity Coalition, and the American Medical Association.
Best Women’s Health Care
The OB/GYN practice of Modern OBGYN Care is led by the husband and wife team of Dr. Miguel Torres and Dr. Marcela Torres. They offer comprehensive women’s health care services for patients aged 12 and older, including pregnancy, delivery, post-menopause, and beyond.
The practice’s specialists are highly skilled in robotic surgery, which offers faster recovery times with minimal blood loss, smaller incisions, and reduced postoperative pain for patients undergoing hysterectomy. Additionally, they are pioneers in an FDA-approved radiofrequency ablation therapy that treats fibroids laparoscopically using ultrasound guidance.
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• Cosmetic Dentistry • Dexntures • Invisalign® • Lumineers® • Orthodontics • Root Canals • Whitening • Crowns • White Fillings • Guided Implant Surgery • Implant Restorations • Periodontics For All Your Dental Needs! Same Day & Saturday Available DIANA WOHLSTEIN, DMD • Tufts University Dental Graduate • Universidad Central De Venezuela WOHLSTEIN DENTAL GROUP LET US HELP YOU WITH BETTER DENTAL HEALTH 2023 BEST OF PLANTATION Especialista En Odontología Cosmética Y General, Implantes Dentales 35 Years Specializing in General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry OPEN SATURDAYS - CALL FOR DETAILS INCLUDES: BLEACHING KIT & RETAINERS $500 OFF CERAMIC CROWN (BRUXIR) ($1350 VALUE) By Appointment Only. New Services Only. Not Valid With Insurance Must Present Coupon. Expires 5/31/23. FREE SECOND OPINION CONSULTATION INCLUDES X-RAY & PICTURES By Appointment Only. New Services Only. Not Valid With Insurance Must Present Coupon. Expires 5/31/23. NEW PATIENT DENTAL CLEANING SPECIAL • Initial Exam D0150 • X-Rays D0274 • Cleaning D1110 *If Gum Disease Present, Additional Fee Charged. Not Valid With Insurance Must Present Coupon. Expires 5/31/23. $59 By Appointment Only. New Services Only. Not Valid With Insurance. Must Present Coupon. Expires 5/31/23. $1000 OFF Go Wireless! IN-HOUSE DENTAL PLAN BUY Our “DW” DENTAL PLAN Get Unlimited Consultations & 2 Cleanings a Year! Only $29 a Month per Individual The plan guarantees discounted fees like an HMO for dental procedures. Most Insurance Plans Accepted Payment Plans Available We Take Extra Precautions for Our Patient’s Safety Wohlstein Dental Group 2925 Aventura Blvd, #203 Aventura, FL 33180 (1/2 block east of Biscayne Blvd) (305) 931-5626 | AVENTURADDS.COM Sawgrass Dental Center 14201 W. Sunrise Blvd, # 204 Sunrise, FL 33323 (Next to the new Flanigan’s on Sunrise) (954) 846-7000 | SAWGRASSDENTAL.COM The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted, or reduced fee service, examination or treatment.
Summer Intensive BALLET CAMP JUNE 12 JULY 10 AUGUST 7 FOR AGES 3 & UP MAY 13 2:00 PM & 6:30 PM Sleeping Beauty At the Miramar Cultural Arts Center ADULT CLASSES FOR: • Zumba • Tendu Toning Barre Fitness • Tendu Toning HIIT Barre • Tendu Toning Barre Pilates • Tendu Toning Ultimate Barre 717-440-1515 2600 Glades Circle, Unit #300 & #400 www. • Ballet • Pointe • Variations • Partnering • Tendu Toning Conditioning • Stretching • Jazz • Contemporary • Ballroom • Nutrition • Injury Prevention FIRST CLASS IS FREE
Best Ballet School
Speck Fitness Ballet School & Fitness Studio
2600 Glades Circle Unit #300 and #400
Speck Fitness Ballet School & Fitness Studio was founded in 2011 by former professional ballerina Rachel Speck. The School focuses on teaching proper technique to aspiring dancers of all ages, whether they want to become professional dancers or just love ballet as a hobby. She makes sure they learn things that will stick with them for life and help them in any career path they take. Rachel received her training from Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and has now also been trained and certified in their proven syllabus, which has created hundreds of professional dancers. She later danced and trained with The Miami City Ballet.
Speck Fitness Ballet School offers the absolute best ballet training focusing on actual technique and not just tricks, competitions, and shows. The school competes at YAGP, UBC, and IBC every. Rachel breaks down each training step in a way that students can comprehend, allowing her to teach perfect technique from the time they are three years old. Each level in the school follows a specific part of her ballet syllabus. Rachel is very hands-on when teaching and teaches most of the classes herself to ensure the highest quality of teaching.
The school produces two shows each year: The Act 2 of the Nutcracker in December and an end-of-the-year showcase in May. This year’s end-of-the-year showcase will be The Sleeping Beauty on Saturday, May 13, at The Miramar Cultural Arts Center.
The Studio also offers a ballet summer intensive camp, which is open to current and new students ages 2 1/2 and up. Guest teachers from Miami City Ballet will join Rachel during the camp. Rachel also offers private lessons and works with students from other dance schools in the area to help improve their technique, pointe work, and more.
Speck Fitness is also a fitness studio and is home to the world-famous workout Tendu Toning®. The workout was created by Rachel as a way for dancers to get more conditioned, but also for the average person to achieve a long, lean ballerina body. Tendu Toning® is derived from her innovative ballet technique combined with weights, resistance, and increased repetitions to maximize results in a short amount of time. Classes are available daily.
Best Early Childhood Education Center
Tree of Life Christian Academy Preschool
1250 SW 160th Avenue
Tree of Life Christian Academy Preschool is dedicated to providing exceptional care and education to its students. Having won the Best of Weston award ten times, it boasts the highest percentage of graduates in Weston who are able to read at a first-grade level.
The academy offers a unique and advanced learning curriculum, including programs for infants through pre-kindergarten. Along with a bilingual curriculum, students benefit from an Accelerated Reading program and a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) program.
The school’s warm and welcoming classrooms are filled with age-appropriate materials that help to stimulate creativity in each child. Learning centers, such as blocks, dramatic play, housekeeping, manipulatives, art, library, science, sand and water station, music and movement, writing, and computer centers, are available. Tree of Life’s highly trained and certified teachers motivate, encourage, and build on each child’s individual strengths, gifts, and talents to foster a love for learning. The school is equipped with the latest technology, a 1,200 square-foot indoor play area, and four outdoor playgrounds. A nurse and clinic are on site, and organic and natural lunches are served. As a faith-based school, Tree of Life teaches moral and family values based on Christian principles.
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10 YEARS IN A ROW! Voted BEST Preschool 1250 SW 160th Ave Weston, FL 33326 954.440.0174 treeoflifeacademy.com A Higher Level of Care & Education
Best Day Camp
Camp Gan Israel
18501 Tequesta Trace Park Lane
Camp Gan Israel of Weston is part of the largest and fastest growing network of Jewish day camps in the world. Gan Israel enjoys a well-earned reputation as a trendsetter with innovative ideas, creative programs, and new activities.
Children who have come to Gan Israel camp keep coming back, and they always have the same reason: there is nothing like the spirit and warmth of Gan Izzy. At Camp Gan Israel, we know that the children love creative activities, games, trips, sports, and the like; and we ensure that they have a safe, fun, and wholesome summer. But, more importantly than just “a good time”, we know how to give children memories that will last a lifetime.
Our Mini Gan offers a wonderful opportunity for youngsters from 30 months-5 years to have their first experience in a real summer camp. The children are guided in organized activity, play & social skills by loving, patient and caring staff. Our mini gan’ers are growing fast, this is the place to be!
Our picturesque campsite contains beautiful facilities well suited to a full program of sports, games, crafts, dramatics, and other enriching camp activities. Our experienced staffers work to develop skills, confidence, and a sense of fair play within each child.
Best Catholic School
Archbishop McCarthy High School
5451 S Flamingo Road, SW Ranches
Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School is a coeducational Roman Catholic school within the Archdiocese of Miami, committed to providing a diverse program of religious, educational, athletic, social, and cultural opportunities, along with community service encounters.
The school’s motto “Manere in Dilectione Christi” - “To abide in the love of Christ” is the cornerstone of its Catholic youth formation tradition. The school aims to foster an individual’s personal relationship with the community and Church by emphasizing moral and ethical lessons alongside science and mathematics. It’s a sentiment echoed by parents of students and graduates.
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Nutritious Hot Lunch Included! 6/26/23 - 8/4/23 AGES 2-12 • YOGA • ZUMBA • KARATE • SPORTS INSTRUCTORS • EXPERIENCED & CARING STAFF 954-349-6565 www.cgiweston.com • firstname.lastname@example.org 18501 Tequesta Trace Park Lane Weston, FL 33326 2023 WESTON BEST OF
Best Charter School
Greentree Preparatory Charter
6301 SW 160th Ave
Greentree Prep’s mission is to prepare K–8 students for academic achievement and personal success. The school prides itself on teaching beyond the standards in a gifted learning environment to give students the ability to reach higher goals.
Greentree uses technology as an important part of its curriculum and to help students prepare for the future.
The teachers at Greentree Prep make learning fun through innovative teaching styles and the use of critical thinking techniques. Afterschool clubs, field trips, and exploration of various locations throughout the state of Florida enhance students’ learning in all subjects.
In 2014, Greentree was designated as a Top 3 performing school in Broward County based on FSA results. In 2018, Greentree Prep students ranked high in Mathematics, Language Arts, and English Language Arts Gains. The A+ school sits on a Five-acre campus and is home to over 300 students in grades K-8, offering high academic standards to a diverse population of over 30 nationalities.
Best E-Sports Program
XP League Weston
1375 Shotgun Road
XP League offers a professional-level gaming experience to young players between the ages of 8-17. With the goal of preparing them for high school, college, or even professional gaming, our expert coaches provide next-level gaming strategies to help our athletes achieve their goals.
Esports involves more than just playing video games. It combines traditional youth sports experiences with technology and computer skills needed to compete in today’s popular games. In recent years, the growth of competitive professional gaming has led to the creation of many professional leagues, as well as college and high school teams.
At XP League, our experienced coaches teach vital skills such as sportsmanship and strategic thinking. Our gamer athletes experience all the benefits of being part of a youth sports team. As the first esports program to partner with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), we hold our coaches to the highest standards of competitive youth gaming.
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Best Marital Arts Studio
Premier Martial Arts
1375 Shotgun Road
Premier Martial Arts Weston fosters the development of crucial life skills in its students, including confidence, focus, self-esteem, and physical wellness. Utilizing a combination of Krav Maga, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Kali, students acquire practical self-protection techniques and a fitness system suited for modern-day living.
The martial arts school employs an extensive selection process to ensure that it only hires the most talented instructors. These individuals undergo an intense and rigorous series of training courses to guarantee that the highest quality of instruction is delivered. Premier Martial Arts instructors receive 40 hours of continuing education on martial arts and instruction techniques annually to remain informed on the latest and most effective self-defense techniques, teaching methodologies, as well as nutrition and exercise science.
The program caters to individuals aged four to 64, where each student is treated fairly and trained according to their own abilities and potential. The martial arts school emphasizes personal growth and development, as opposed to comparison with others, and instructors are present to guide, instruct, and encourage each student to achieve their maximum potential.
Best Music School
Weston Music Academy
2833 Executive Park Drive, #200 www.westonmusicacademy.com 954-533-2940
Weston Music Academy has provided exceptional music instruction for over 30 years. Students have the flexibility to receive lessons either at the Academy’s studio or in the comfort of their own homes. The team at Weston Music Academy is committed to offering top-quality music education. They have carefully selected award-winning professionals who share a common teaching philosophy and standard.
Weston Music Academy is led by Professor Yadelia Leyva, a professional pianist who holds a degree in Piano Performance, Piano Accompaniment, and Music Education from the highly prestigious “National School of Art” in Havana, Cuba. Professor Leyva began her music career at the age of eight at the Vocational School of Arts in Guantanamo, Cuba, and continued her education at the Esteban Salas Conservatory in Santiago de Cuba, where she was mentored by renowned professors such as Hilda Barba, Sarah Paruas, and Ana Gloria Peñate.
The Academy is staffed with more than 15 experts that will help guide students of all levels. They offer a wide variety of options, including one-on-one lessons, garage band sessions, music therapy, summer camp, and more.
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www.premiermartialarts.com Follow us on @pmaweston @premiermartialartsweston (954) 217-6006 1375 Shotgun Rd • Sunrise, FL (NEXT TO TUB’S & MORE IN THE RIGHT WAY COMMERCE CENTER) ONLY $189 2023 WESTON BEST OF 8 WEEKS OF CLASSES
ENHANCE YOUR CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT WITH FUN & EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES THIS SUMMER! Individual or Group Lessons for Adults & Kids: PIANO • GUITAR • VIOLIN DRUMS • VOICE • AND MORE Accompanied with Music Theory & Solfege 954-533-2940 2833 Executive Park Drive Suite 200, Weston, FL 33326 www.westonmusicacademy.com NEW Baby Beethoven (6 months - 3 years old) Scan QR code for more info. Music for Little Mozarts An award-winning music curriculum that incorporates movement, rhythmic exercises, singing, and more! SUMMER CAMP 2023 REGISTER NOW Activities include: Music Theory, Arts & Crafts, Band Performing, Singing, Music History & More. NO REGISTRATION FEE! 60% OFF FIRST CLASS WESTON MUSIC ACADEMY 2023 WESTON BEST OF 2023 Best of Weston / OurCityMedia.com / 53 Got News? Send Us Your Story! Do you have news or a story that needs to be told? We are on the lookout for exceptional individuals who are making a positive impact in our community. And we are always eager to learn about the amazing things happening in our local schools and community organizations. Be a community reporter and help us shine a spotlight on the great people and events that make our community so special. Don’t hesitate, send us your story today! email@example.com
Tiny Planet Preschool
16098 West State Road 84
Tiny Planet Preschool strives to offer a nurturing and enriching learning environment for young students. As a member of the Graven International Group, Inc. educational company with over 25 years of experience and eight International Awards of Excellence in Education, Tiny Planet is committed to providing top-notch education.
The school emphasizes a multi-disciplinary approach to learning, including bilingual education and a cognitive, creative curriculum inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy. Tiny Planet also emphasizes character development, teaching children the value of kindness, empathy, manners, and love.
The preschool offers a range of enrichment programs, such as swimming classes, karate, dance, and soccer, to provide a well-rounded education. With a team of dedicated and passionate professional educators, Tiny Planet has been honored as an eight-time Best of Weston winner.
Best Outdoor Camp
Camp Chameleon has been a beloved summer camp destination for over 10 years, providing children aged 5 to 15 with a fun and carefree experience. Located within Markham Park, the camp promotes outdoor activities and an appreciation for nature through hiking, fishing, and other similar activities.
Physical activity is also emphasized, with non-competitive sports and classic games like kickball, boxball, four square, and Capture the Flag. Daily water activities, including water balloon toss and slip n slide, help campers beat the heat. Additionally, the camp offers weekly on-site adventures in music, arts & crafts, painting, and more, as well as daily field trips to exciting destinations.
Ages 6 to 15
Daily Field Trips!
Extended hours included 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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PARK! Since 2009 June 12th -Aug 18th By the Session, or the Week! NATURE • ATHLETICS • CREATIVE ARTS • POOL DAYS • FIELD TRIPS CAMP CHAMELEON IS PRIVATELY OWNED, FULLY LICENSED & INSURED. CampChameleon.com Register at: 2023 WESTON BEST OF
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Best Private School
Sagemont Preparatory School
1570 Sagemont Way (Lower Campus)
2585 Glades Circle (Upper Campus)
Sagemont Preparatory School is a leading independent school located in Broward County, Florida, serving students from preschool through 12th grade. Our school offers a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum, along with athletics, arts, and extra-curricular activities, all within a secure and supportive environment. Our committed teachers work closely with each student to personalize their learning experience. Sagemont Prep is a vibrant and diverse community, with over twenty-six nationalities represented.
At Sagemont Prep, every day brings something new and exciting! Our faculty members aim to promote innovation, encourage entrepreneurship, and cultivate a sense of community impact. Sagemont Prep’s Educational Pillars provide a framework to develop students’ cognitive, interpersonal, and self-awareness skills, enabling them to become effective collaborators, analytical thinkers, and compassionate contributors to their community.
Sagemont Prep students embrace endless possibilities through our well-crafted grade-level projects. Grade-level exploration includes TED Talk style presentations, Senior Market, Passion Projects, Executive Internships, and lifelong financial planning. Through an ongoing collaborative and
reflective process, our students work to analyze problems in their community and develop solutions as active agents of change and are intentional in their actions. Sagemont Prep students are empowered to be imaginative in and out of the classroom.
Best Religious Education Program
Temple Dor Dorim
2360 Glades Circle
Temple Dor Dorim offers a comprehensive religious education program that spans from Kindergarten to Twelfth Grade. The program is designed to make learning fun for students while also creating opportunities for them to build lasting relationships with their peers, Rabbi, and the synagogue community.
In addition to formal studies, Temple Dor Dorim encourages participation in special programs and experiences such as Jewish Studies, Hebrew language instruction, B’Nai Mitzvah preparation, special needs instruction, and extended Jewish education programs for seventh through twelfth graders. The school also celebrates holidays and engages in projects of Tikkun Olam, emphasizing the importance of repairing the world.
Sisterhood, Brotherhood Empty Nesters
Israel Solidarity Youth Programs (K-12) Social Action/Tikkun Olam
Early Childhood Center* (3 month-Pre K) Camp TDD (3 mth-10yr)
Torah Study, Adult Education Religious School
*The only NAEYC accredited preschool in Weston
Friday Night Services, Themed Tot Shabbats, Holiday Experiences Worship for all ages
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PRAY LEARN 2360 Glades Circle Weston, FL 33327 www.URJ.org • 954-389-1232 • www.DORDORIM.org
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Best Sports Camp
Camp Victory FL
Vista View Park, 4001 SW 142nd Ave
Peter and Mary Sanchez, founders of Camp Victory, have more than two decades of experience working with children in and out of education. Their profound love and dedication to children of all ages have motivated them to create a remarkable Summer experience for campers. Camp Victory is committed to providing a safe and thrilling environment for campers, exposing them to outdoor activities, games, sports, and adventure that will help them appreciate nature better.
Camp Victory’s mission is to offer an unforgettable Summer Camp experience to all campers while ensuring a secure environment. This will give parents peace of mind, knowing that their children are being treated like family. Camp Victory also aims to have a positive impact not only on campers but also on the community. The camp instills the potential of campers to motivate one another, passing on the positive impact to others.
Best STEAM Camp
Code Ninjas Weston
1374 Southwest 160th Avenue, Suite E-3/E4
Code Ninjas Weston teaches children to write computer code by building their own video games. As the world’s largest and fastest-growing kids coding franchise, with hundreds of locations worldwide, Code Ninjas® offers a fun, safe, and inspiring environment for children to develop problem-solving, critical thinking, and STEM skills.
Their camps provide an immersive experience for kids to explore and develop new skills, gain confidence, and have fun with friends. With a focus on coding, game building, STEM, and robotics, children are sure to have an unforgettable summer adventure. Choose from a variety of flexible camps to transform your child’s love for technology into a fulfilling learning experience.
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Best Swim Instruction
British Swim School at Sagemont Prep
1570 Sagemont Way
Water safety and survival skills are essential at any age, and that’s why British Swim School offers swimming lessons for babies, toddlers, kids, and adults. Located inside The Sagemont School their highly-trained swimming instructors will help develop the skills and confidence of every swimmer through fun and safe lessons with patience and enthusiasm. No matter the age or skill level, British Swim School has the right program for you.
Whether your child is just getting acclimated to the water or has a basic knowledge of swimming, our dedication to the “survival of the littlest” will ensure everyone can meet their specific goals.
Best Test Prep Program
Broward Tutorial Services
5400 S. University Drive, Suite 503
Broward Tutorial Services is a leading provider of test preparation for the ACT, SAT, and PSAT in Broward County. With a focus on helping students achieve their highest potential, the company offers both small group and private one-on-one tutoring, as well as one-day workshops to prepare for these critical exams.
Founded in 2007, Broward Tutorial Services understands that the quality of test preparation and tutoring programs hinges on the expertise of their tutors. Their team has invested significant time studying the tests, analyzing common mistakes, and uncovering test writers’ tricks.
Through their comprehensive approach, students learn essential test-taking skills, such as managing the test, eliminating mistakes, using process of elimination, maximizing knowledge, understanding questions, setting target scores, and more. Additionally, students are empowered to maximize focus, develop patience and pacing, and take control of their performance on test day.
Learn more about our Programs and Swim Team! Best Swim School in Weston! britishswimschool.com/pembroke-pines/programs 954-828-2881 EDUCATION &
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SAT & ACT PREP • TUTORING FOR ALL SUBJECTS BROWARD TUTORIAL SERVICES Whether In-Person or Virtual, BTS is the BEST. Don’t Settle! Prep with the Best for Real Test Success! University Office Park 5400 S. University Drive, Suite 503 Davie, FL 33328 (954) 645-PREP(7737) Summer Classes Start July 17 • www.BrowardTutorial.com
Best Air Conditioning Service
Airserv Heating & Air Conditioning
Best Car Wash Service
Florida Prestige Detailing
Florida Prestige Detailing (FPD) is a mobile car cleaning service that offers red-carpet ready service at your home or business. The experts at FPD focus on the details with pristine hand wash services. Their mobile car detailing service requires no water or electricity.
The professional detailing services offer everything from full-detail Red-Carpet-Ready treatment of the interior and exterior to just-the-outside, including wheel clean, tire shine, windows, and doors. Florida Prestige specializes in exotic cars, SUVs, trucks, and marine vessels. Be sure to give them the code BOW23 when you text for a quote today.
DOT Electric, Inc.
If you’re in need of an electrician, you’ll want someone who is trustworthy, skilled, and affordable. Look no further than DOT Electric, Inc. This family-owned and operated company is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and top-notch workmanship. Their licensed and insured experts can handle a wide range of electrical projects, from installing ceiling fans and chandeliers to upgrading your landscape lighting. DOT Electric’s comprehensive services include general electrical work, home electric wiring, lighting installation and repair, circuit breaker installation and repair, electric panel installation and repair, and exterior lighting installation.
DOT Electric takes pride in being a leading electrical contractor, and they approach every job with care and attention to detail. They believe that electrical work is all about finding safe and effective solutions for your home or business. When you choose DOT Electric, you can expect reliable, high-quality work at reasonable prices, with convenient appointment scheduling to suit your needs.
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myDOTelectric@gmail.com WESTON, FLORIDA Licensed & Insured • LIC # EC 1310157 No Job... is Too Small! Service Change • Panel Change Trouble Shooting • Code Violations Lighting Repair • Lighting Installation Exterior Lighting Installation Home Electrical Wiring HONEST PROFESSIONAL AFFORDABLE Start enjoying a safer and more reliable electrical system by enlisting DOT Electric. 954.614.3631 www.FortLauderdaleLocalElectricians.com 2023 WESTON BEST OF
Best Golf Course
The Club at Weston Hills
2600 Country Club Way
Best Kitchen Design
2209 N Commerce Pkwy., Suite B
At Studio 75, your dream kitchen is within reach. Their team of experts specializes in bringing your vision to life through their full suite of remodeling products and services, which includes cabinetry, sinks, faucets, tile, hardware, and countertops.
Studio 75 is the leading supplier of top-quality kitchen cabinets, offering a wide range of options from leading manufacturers. Their beautiful showroom features a collection of the industry’s top cabinet lines, with choices to fit any budget, from high-end to affordable. Whether you’re in need of brand new custom cabinets for a full kitchen makeover or simply want to upgrade your existing ones, Studio 75 has the perfect selection to meet your everyday kitchen storage and display needs. They also offer an array of premium bathroom vanities. The professional design experts at Studio 75 can help you choose the best style to suit your personality and lifestyle.
They provide free personalized design services and professional installation and remodeling services. As a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association with over 30 years of experience, you can trust that Studio 75 will exceed your expectations on every project.
Best Insurance Agent
You’re in good hands with Lisa Faina. She has been an Allstate Insurance Agent for the past 30 years, faithfully serving consumer and business customers in Cooper City, Davie and surrounding communities.
Lisa offers a variety of competitively priced insurance products including automobile, motorcycle, recreational vehicle, boat, as well as homeowner, renter, flood, business auto, business liability, and personal umbrella policies. The agency also offers various life insurance products to fit your needs, such as term life, universal life, whole life and variable life.
In addition to being an insurance agent, Lisa is also an Allstate Certified Business Planner. She provides clients with a broad range of financial services such as annuities, IRA’s, 401K rollovers, and mutual funds. Known for her civic service and community involvement, Lisa has earned numerous awards including Allstate’s exclusive Agency of the Year Award and Top Partnership Award
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12630997 Subject to terms, conditions and availability. Savings vary. Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Co., Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Co. © 2018 Allstate Insurance Co.
North Hiatus Road
City, FL 33026
As your local Allstate Agent, I understand the unique coverage needed for the homes and cars in our community, and which coverage you may not need. You could say I’m an expert at getting you the protection you want with the savings you deserve. Call, email or stop by my office for a free quote today.
Local expertise you can trust.
KITCHEN | BATH | COUNTER TOPS 954.398.1848 | firstname.lastname@example.org 2209 N Commerce Pkwy Suite B | Weston, FL 33326 www.ShopStudio75.com Financing Available Ranked Google’s No. 1 Kitchen Remodeler 2023 WESTON BEST OF Come In and See Why We Were Voted Best of Weston Again!
2055 S Congress Ave, Delray Beach
Plumbing Experts is the go-to plumbing service for Broward homeowners, available day and night to solve any plumbing problem. With over 100 years of combined experience, their staff is equipped to handle any issue. Each licensed and insured plumber is highly trained and carries a fully stocked vehicle, with over a thousand parts. As a result, over 98 percent of service calls are fixed on the first visit!
As the largest plumbing service company in South Florida, Plumbing Experts always has a technician in the area. They take extra precautions to maintain cleanliness in homes, such as wearing shoe protectors and using special mats. They often arrive within an hour of the call. Additionally, there are no extra charges for weekend service calls. With Plumbing Experts, Broward homeowners can rest assured that their plumbing needs will be met efficiently and effectively.
Best Real Estate Agents
Rose & Dean Sklar
2690 Weston Road, Suite 101
Rose and Dean Sklar have been the leading real estate agents in Weston for the past fifteen years in a row, earning them a place in the prestigious Coldwell Banker Legends Society since 2008. They have held the coveted Society of Excellence designation for the past five years, and their success is a testament to their motto, “Nobody Knows Weston Like We Do!” Rose and Dean consistently rank among the Top 5 producing agents in Broward County, and they achieved the #1 Producing Coldwell Banker Agents in all of Broward County since 2018.
The Rose & Dean Sklar Group’s success is due to their expertise in the market. They develop customized marketing plans for each property to attract the right buyers. As part of Coldwell Banker, the nation’s most respected real estate brand, they have access to over 925 websites, which allows their listings to sell faster and at a higher price.
Rose and Dean are also active members of the Weston community. They donate a portion of every real estate transaction they work on to the CB Cares Foundation, which supports local non-profit organizations. Additionally, they are involved with the Weston Arts Council and the Weston Music Society.
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READER’S CHOICE FAVORITE FOR PLUMBING SERVICES PLUMBING REPAIRS • LOCATE LEAKS • WATER HEATER • REPAIR TOILETS OC 3/20 SERVICE CALLS AVAILABLE • SAT. & SUN. 9:00AM-4:00PM AT NO EXTRA COST OPEN 7 DAYS $6800 OFF $10000 OFF $8800 OFF 50% OFF TUNNEL EXPERTS Any new Toilet Save Until You Need Us Not valid with other offers or prior services. Limit one coupon per service call. Any new Water Heater or Tankless Heater Not valid with other offers or prior services. Limit one coupon per service call. Any new Water Sewer Lines Save Until You Need Us Not valid with other offers or prior services. Limit one coupon per service call. By State-Of-The-Art equipment. Up to 12 FT. Second Toilet Repair Save Until You Need Us Not valid with other offers or prior services. Limit one coupon per service call. We dig tunnels under buildings & houses to replace water or sewer lines. No need to leave your home! WE DO NOT Cut Your Floors South Florida’s B IGGEST & BEST 954-786-0477 Licensed & Insured CFC1427238 CGC1508546 O C M 5O C M 5O C M 5O C M 52022 2022 2022 2023 WESTON BEST OF $6800 OFF $6800 OFF Cleaning any sink, toilet, laundry or sewer drain. Save Until You Need Us Not valid with other offers or prior services. Limit one coupon per service call. O C M Any new Garbage Disposal Save Until You Need Us Not valid with other offers or prior services. Limit one coupon per service call. 5O C M 510% OFF Any Plumbing Work! 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! www.PlumbingExperts.com Thank you South Florida for over 46 years of your business! O C M 5Not valid with other offers or prior services. Limit one coupon per service call. 2023 2023 BEST OF PEMBROKE PINES www. PLUMBINGEXPERTS .com 2023 BEST OF PLANTATION
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Rocky’s Roofing lives by the motto of “Large or small, we top ALL!” providing roofing services ranging from complete roof replacements to minor repairs. This family-owned and operated business has been serving Weston and neighboring communities since 1987, with a focus on delivering exceptional service and quality products at a reasonable price. The company always utilizes high-quality materials and expert craftsmanship for the best roof repair and installation services available. Its 25-year to lifetime warranty on roofing products from the best brands in the industry ensures customer satisfaction. All work is conducted in compliance with the South Florida Building Code.
Weston Floors & Remodeling
15834 West State Road 84
Weston Floors & Remodeling has expanded their services beyond just flooring. As a family-owned and operated business, they offer top-quality products at competitive prices, all conveniently located under one roof. Their skilled team of craftsmen can assist you in transforming any room in your home.
Whether you’re looking to fully renovate your kitchen, update your bathrooms, or give your interior a fresh new look, Weston Floors & Remodeling has got you covered. Their team of experts will visit your home to provide a comprehensive project estimate, ensuring your complete satisfaction with their work. It’s no surprise they were awarded Best Home Remodeling in Weston! Let them help turn your house into a comfortable and beautiful home.
Best Title Company
Southern Capital Title
2645 Executive Park Drive, Suite 145 www.southerncapitaltitle.com 954-516-0673
Southern Capital Title is dedicated to providing the highest quality real estate and escrow services with exceptional efficiency and expertise. Their streamlined operational systems are supported by a dynamic culture of teamwork.
Title companies play an essential role in the real estate transaction process. They offer crucial services that ensure a smooth and legal transfer of property ownership. Southern Capital Title conducts title searches to identify any liens, claims, or encumbrances on a property’s title. This ensures that the property being sold is free and clear of any legal issues that could disrupt the transaction.
Moreover, Southern Capital Title issues title insurance policies that safeguard buyers and lenders against any future issues with the property’s title. This includes protection against any errors, omissions, or defects in the title, as well as any claims or liens that may arise after the sale.
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& REMODELING 954-533-4369 | 954-708-3953 Se Habla Español Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm Sat & Holidays 10am-4pm Follow us on @weston_floors BEST QUALITY & PRICES GUARANTEED! FREE Estimates • 0% Interest Financing We Beat Any Reasonable Written Estimate VISIT OUR SHOWROOM Located in the Westgate Square 15834 W. State Road 84 • Sunrise, FL 33326 (ON THE CORNER OF 84 & WESTON RD.) 2022 Voted ‘Best of Weston’ Since 2016 “Thank you to all of our valued customers for trusting and supporting our family owned business. It has been a pleasure serving the Weston community for 8 years, with many more to come. –Luis Vasquez, Owner WE SELL & INSTALL KITCHEN & BATHROOM REMODELING Flooring Engineered Wood Porcelain Tiles 2023 WESTON BEST OF
Best Senior Living Community
The Palace at Weston
16025 Emerald Estates Drive
The Palace sets itself apart from corporate senior living facilities by providing accessible owners, Helen and Jacob Shaham, who offer their personal cellphone numbers to every resident and family member. The Palace at Weston is a top-tier senior living community located in Broward County’s best city for living.
The brand-new facility offers a casual, tropical paradise for independent living, assisted living, and memory care. The Palace at Weston is designed to meet the unique needs of each resident, with three separate buildings under one roof providing an intimate and personalized atmosphere. From alert and independent residents to those with memory impairments, The Palace at Weston offers an appropriate environment for everyone.
The Palace Group was founded in 1980 as a 21-bed Assisted Living Facility and has grown to multiple, nationallyrecognized and award-winning communities and services, serving over 1,600 residents and 1,500 employees. The Palace offers a choice of care levels including Independent Living, Catered Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Nursing & Rehabilitation, Home Health Services, Luxury Living for those 55 & Over, and a Continuing Care Retirement Community.
Best Window Treatments
A Shade Above Window Fashions
5967 S. University Drive, Davie
A Shade Above Window Fashions has been a trusted source for window coverings for over 36 years, offering premium products from the industry’s top brands. In fact, A Shade Above was the first Hunter Douglas Window Fashions Gallery in the nation, an honor earned in 2000. What sets A Shade Above apart is its exceptional shopping experience.
Visitors to the newly expanded showroom can take a tour of the latest shades and blinds, and examine over 100 full-size displays to better visualize how the product will look and operate in their home.
With a staff of experienced professionals on hand to answer any questions, A Shade Above is committed to helping customers make the best decision for their specific needs. From draperies to shutters, A Shade Above Window Fashions is the ultimate destination for all your window treatment needs.
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Call Today for an Appointment! 954-663-7170 www.HandyChris.net FREE RESIDENTIAL ESTIMATES! HANDLES INSURANCE CLAIMS 10% OFF WITH THIS COUPON May not be combined with any other offers. 5/31/23. ✔ Plumbing Repair ✔ Bathroom Remodeling ✔ Kitchen Remodeling ✔ Framing ✔ Carpentry ✔ Fence Repair ✔ Roof Repair ✔ Electrical ✔ Flooring ✔ Wall Repair ✔ Painting ✔ Fascia ✔ Honey-Do Lists ...and more! Licensed & Insured #14-FC-18309-X Total Handyman Services: HireaHandyman! WHY PAY MORE? Christopher Courter HANDYMAN EXTRAORDINAIRE
VISIT | VIEW | OPERATE | TOP BRANDS | OVER 100 DISPLAYS Hunter Douglas Gallery Showroom 2023 WESTON BEST OF Family Owned For 39 Years 5967 S University Dr. Davie, FL 33328 @ashadeaboveflorida Monday-Saturday 10am - 6pm 954-434-4774 BOOK YOUR SHOWROOM CONSULTATION AT ASHADEABOVEFLORIDA.COM CALL OR TEXT
Best Cafe & American Restaurant
Lucille’s American Café
2250 Weston Road
Lucille’s in Weston opened in 1999. They play 50’s-60’s music which is classic and timeless. The décor speaks of old Miami, art deco/retro with dark woods, black, and seafoam green with a beautiful patio overlooking a lake. The ambiance makes mealtime a time for friends and family to share the stories that unite us while enjoying classic comfort food favorites like mom and grandma have always made.
There is seating for 150, with 110 in the dining room and 40 on the lakeside patio. Lucille’s offers comfort food made from scratch, with love, friendly service, and a comfortable atmosphere and is open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. We love the scratch-made classics like meatloaf, chicken pot pie, macaroni and cheese, macadamia chicken, as well as homemade dressings, soups, gravy, applesauce, and BBQ sauce!
Best Italian Restaurant
189 Weston Road
Zona Blu offers a unique dining experience that sets it apart from traditional Italian restaurants. Known for its success in Weston for over seven years, Zona Blu recently opened a second location in West Palm Beach. Both locations specialize in cuisine from Sardinia, a Mediterranean island designated by National Geographic as one of the world’s five Blue Zones where people often live past 100 years. Diners can indulge in authentic Sardinian cuisine and culture at Zona Blu.
Their menu offers a variety of dishes native to Sardinia, as well as traditional Italian favorites. The extensive wine list includes a large selection of Sardinian wines. The Zona Blu Bar offers signature cocktails, some of which are made with Mirto, a unique Sardinian liqueur.
Zona Blu’s specialties include two distinct pasta dishes: Spaghetti alla Ruota and Spaghetti al Cartoccio. The former is made tableside by tossing the pasta of the day inside a giant wheel of hollowed-out Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, aged 36 months and imported from Italy. The latter features spaghetti mixed with seafood in a fresh tomato sauce, covered with a thin layer of pizza dough, and baked to perfection in Zona Blu’s wood-burning oven. Other menu highlights include fregola (a pasta similar to Israeli couscous) and gnocchetti (small, hand-rolled pasta).
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DINING, ENTERTAINMENT & HOSPITALITY 954.617.7999 189 Weston Rd. Shoppes on the Green • Next to Walgreens • www.zonabluweston.com DELIVERY AVAILABLE TO LIMITED AREAS CLOSED MONDAYS WEDNESDAY WINE FESTIVAL Celebrate humpday at Zona Blu! Every Wednesday after 5PM, all wine bottles under $100 are 50% OFF! OFFER VALID FOR DINE-IN ONLY. WEEKDAY LUNCH SPECIAL COME SEE WHY ZONA BLU HAS BEEN VOTED BEST OF WESTON SINCE 2015! Experience “Sardinian Style” fresh seafood, handmade pasta, wood-fired pizza, and daily lunch and dinner specials at one of Weston’s top-rated restaurants. We can also host or cater your special event! 2023 WESTON BEST OF Enjoy a selection of $15 Pastas & $10 Pizzas every Tues-Fri, 11:30AM-3PM! OFFER VALID FOR DINE-IN OR TAKE OUT.
2023 WESTON BEST OF Proudly serving you since 1999 Classic Comfort Favorites Made From Scratch With Love, the Way Mom & Grandma Have Always Done! ♥ Paul & Beth ♥ Lunch | Dinner | Weekend Brunch Take-Out | Catering | Beer & Wine 2250 Weston Road Weston, FL 33326 (954) 384-9007 www.lucillescafe.com Monday TO Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Owners Management Team
Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Weston
2000 N Commerce Pkwy.
Memorable stays are a simple pleasure at Courtyard
Fort Lauderdale Weston! The hotel is just off the highway and is the perfect place for family or friends to stay when visiting Weston.
Unwind in modern hotel rooms featuring luxury bedding, free Wi-Fi, ergonomic workspaces and mini-refrigerators. After a restful night’s sleep, fuel up with a delicious breakfast and Starbucks® coffee from The Bistro, their on-site restaurant that also serves dinner and evening cocktails.
During downtime, guests can stay on top of their exercise routine by heading to our fitness center with cardio equipment and free weights to work out, or visit the outdoor pool for a swim. If you’ll be hosting a business or social event in Weston, reserve one of the hotel’s flexible event venues accommodating up to 50 guests.
Best Ice Cream
143 Weston Road
POC American Fusion Buffet & Sushi
1651 Bonaventure Boulevard
POC American Fusion Buffet & Sushi is a paradise for sushi lovers who enjoy all-you-can-eat fresh sushi. The restaurant also boasts an extensive menu of Asian-fusion cuisine, including Japanese-style Hibachi. With over 30 sushi, sashimi, and skillfully prepared rolls available each day, the sushi buffet is the star of the show at POC. The selection varies daily depending on the availability of fresh fish.
Once you have had your fill of sushi, head over to the bodacious buffet and grab a clean plate, or two. The hot bar features more than a dozen Asian-inspired dishes, as well as American and Latin-inspired options. On the cold bar, you will find fresh seafood selections and a small salad bar. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert, as POC offers a delicious array of tasty treats and ice cream.
POC American Fusion Buffet & Sushi provides a true culinary experience. This “non-traditional” buffet-style dining restaurant’s colorful and delicious creations are sure to please even the most discerning palate.
Pizza Lovers Bistro
1691 Bonaventure Blvd
Salvatore Granata, also known as “Toti,” was born in Catania, the second-largest city in Sicily renowned for its Mediterranean culinary tradition. His passion for cooking originated from the city’s rich gastronomic heritage. He furthered his skills by studying at the Scuola Italian Pizzaioli in Venice, where he worked alongside Chef Graziano Bertuzzo, the World Pizza Champion.
After establishing businesses and restaurants in Spain, Italy, and Latin America, Toti, with his wife Paola and daughters Nicole and Martina, arrived in the United States in 2016. They launched Pizza Lovers Bistro with a clear objective: to serve authentic Italian cuisine using highquality ingredients at an affordable price. The restaurant prepares its food fresh daily, utilizing techniques passed down through generations.
What sets Pizza Lovers Bistro apart is the attention given to preparing each pizza. For instance, the pizza dough is kneaded and allowed to rise for 48 hours, resulting in a lighter, more digestible pizza with an irresistible aroma. With such meticulous care and attention to detail, it’s no surprise that Pizza Lovers Bistro was voted Best Pizza in Weston!
Best Sports Bar
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Flanigan’s Seafood Bar and Grill 2460 Weston Road www.flanigans.net 954-385-8080 Best Steakhouse La Rural Argentine Steakhouse 2346 Weston Road www.laruralgroup.com 954-389-5009 DINING, ENTERTAINMENT & HOSPITALITY
“A perfect Place to Celebrate Mother’s Day” Call for Reservations CUCINA CON AMORE www.PizzaLoversBistro.com @pizzaloversbistro italian Cuisine Authentic “Authentic Italian meals made with top quality Italian ingredients at affordable prices! ” 2023 BEST OF PLANTATION 2023 WESTON BEST OF Paola Otalvo & Salvatore “Toti” Granata Owners WESTON 1691 BONAVENTURE BLVD WESTON, FL 33326 954-314-7099 PLANTATION 1860 N NOB HILL ROAD PLANTATION, FL 33322 954-306-3297
Best Certified Public Accountant
Jay Shapiro, CPA
1950 N. Commerce Parkway, Suite 5
Jay Shapiro, CPA is a trusted expert when it comes to personal finances and taxes. With over three decades of experience, Mr. Shapiro started his career at two of the “Big Six” accounting firms, working alongside some of the country’s leading tax advisors. He opened his own practice in 1991 and now runs one of South Florida’s most sought-after boutique CPA firms, offering a wide range of services, including tax preparation and planning, financial planning, IRS representation, business acquisitions and mergers, and more.
Mr. Shapiro’s clients come from diverse industries, including real estate, hotels, and restaurants, as well as homeowner and condominium associations, manufacturing, and medical/ health care professionals. He has extensive experience in handling complicated business issues and transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions, partnership buy-sell agreements, IRS controversies, and international taxation. Real estate transactions, including tax-deferred like-kind exchanges, are one of his areas of expertise.
Mr. Shapiro’s team comprises experienced CPAs, tax advisors, a former IRS agent, and an in-house tax attorney. They are committed to helping clients expand their businesses,
obtain financing, and minimize taxes. The firm’s motto is “We take your business personally” because they consider themselves as partners and counselors in the future of their clients’ businesses.
Best English Language Program
Elite Language Academy
1792 Bell Tower Lane
Elite Language Academy (ELA) aims to simplify the process of choosing the most suitable language program for its clients. Their user-friendly website facilitates comparison of courses and acquisition of English language skills. Technological innovation is at the core of ELA’s mission to promote language learning, multicultural awareness, and effective teaching practices.
ELA’s online courses concentrate on specific aspects of the English language, such as writing, listening, speaking, reading, and grammar. Learners can select a course of their choice or take a free placement test to identify the ideal course for them. ELA also offers program subscriptions that include multiple courses. The International Advisement Team helps to design a tailored academic plan for each student, ensuring their success based on their individual needs.
ELA provides a flexible, innovative, and effective e-learning experience that caters to the diverse needs of its students.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 76 / 2023 Best of Weston / OurCityMedia.com Jay Shapiro & Assoc’s CPA’s, PA CPA’s & Tax Advisors (954) 385-6616 1950 N. Commerce Parkway, Suite 5 • Weston Admin@JayShapiroCPA.com www.JayShapiroCPA.com CPA? Need a ➤ Tax Preparation & Planning ➤ International Taxation ➤ Trusts & Estates ➤ IRS Representation ➤ Business Acquisitions ➤ Mergers ➤ Tax Controversy Established 1989 • Member American & Florida Institutes of CPA’s “We Take Your Business Personally” 2023 WESTON BEST OF
REACH YOUR GOALS LEARNING ENGLISH OR SPANISH WITH ELA TAKE THE FREE ENGLISH PLACEMENT TEST TODAY! Main & WhatsApp Numbers +1-754-307-0985 Info@elitelanguageacademy.org ELITELANGUAGEACADEMY.ORG 954-315-3677 Academic English (EAP Classes) Accelerated English Program ACCELERATED ENGLISH & SPANISH CONVERSATION • TOEFL & IELTS PREP • COLLEGE ESSAY PREP FOR ESL • BUSINESS CONVERSATION International US High School Program 2023 WESTON BEST OF DIRECTIONS From Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int’l Airport (FLL): Take I-595 West to I-75 South, Exit 15 Royal Palm Outlet Mall, the Stadium and 72 Lauderdale Weston travel in Eat. Drink. morning, evening • Fitness WiFi • Green meeting space • with maximum seating Coffee maker/tea service • Luxury bedding • Mini fridge Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall • Regional Park of Weston • Hard Rock Stadium • Everglades Holiday Park • Markham Park • Museum of Art • Weston Town Center • Broward Center for the Performing Arts • Billie Swamp Safari • Sawgrass Recreation & Airboat Tours • BB&T Center Lucille’s • Bonefish Grill • Il Toscano • Carolina Ale House • Brio Tuscan Grille • Flanigans Seafood Bar & Grill Ft. Lauderdale Int’l Airport N Florida Turnpik e (T oll) W eston Rd Royal Palm Blvd Commerce Pkwy Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Weston 95 595 Atlantic Ocean Alligator Alley To the Florida Everglades 75 Cleveland Clinic Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall Sun Life Stadium COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT® FORT LAUDERDALE WESTON 2000 N. Commerce Parkway DIRECTIONS From Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int’l Airport (FLL): Take I-595 West to I-75 South, Exit 15 Royal Palm Boulevard. Turn right onto Weston Road. Turn right onto N. Commerce Parkway. Hotel is on the right 2/10 mile. DIMENSIONS CAPACITY W×L×H Sq. Ft. Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet 23×26×9 598 50 30 18 24 32 32 Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall, the Center, Sun Life Stadium and 72 Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Weston business or pleasure travel in suites • The Bistro - Eat. Drink. breakfast choices in the morning, options during the evening • Fitness pool • Hot tub • Free WiFi • Green State of Florida ft. of total meeting space • Savanna Room with maximum and maximum seating space on-site GUEST ROOM AMENITIES Coffee maker/tea service • Luxury bedding • Mini fridge • Pull-out sofa bed • High Definition TV ATTRACTIONS Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall • Regional Park of Weston • Hard Rock Stadium • Everglades Holiday Park • Markham Park • Museum of Art • Weston Town Center • Broward Center for the Performing Arts • Billie Swamp Safari • Sawgrass Recreation & Airboat Tours • BB&T Center LOCAL RESTAURANTS Lucille’s • Bonefish Grill • Il Toscano • Carolina Ale House • Brio Tuscan Grille • Flanigans Seafood Bar & Grill Int’l Airport N Turnpik Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Westo 95 595 75 Cleveland Clini Sawgrass Mill Sun Lif Stadium GREAT LOCATION FACILITIES & SERVICES ROOM AMENITIES ATTRACTIONS LOCAL RESTAURANTS COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT® 2000 N. Commerce Parkway Weston, FL 33326 www.WestonCourtyard.com 954-343-2225 THANK YOU FOR VOTING US THE BEST HOTEL! 2023 WESTON BEST OF 2023 Best of Weston / OurCityMedia.com / 77
Best Estate Planning Attorney
Andrea L. Jakob, PA
12401 Orange Drive, Suite 219, Davie
For over three decades, the lawyers at Andrea L. Jakob, PA have been assisting clients and their families in preparing for their future. Jakob Legal, as the firm is commonly known, specializes in a range of legal services including Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Elder Law, Probate, and Asset Protection.
The legal team at Andrea L. Jakob, PA is dedicated to safeguarding the valuable life savings and resources of individuals in Broward County. They collaborate with their clients to secure the transfer of assets to their loved ones, as well as to protect and provide for their children. We recently spoke with Andrea to gain insight into her practice.
Best Financial Advisors
Bolton Global Capital
55 Weston Road, Suite 301
Best Immigration Attorney
Danja Higuera, Esq.
Higuera Immigration Law LLC
2645 Executive Park Dr., Suite 527
Attorney Danja Higuera represents companies and individuals in employment and family-based immigration matters. She strives to provide her clients with the personalized attention and guidance they need to achieve their goals, working closely with each client to assess their unique situation, identify the most suitable visa options, and develop a comprehensive immigration strategy. This is precisely why Danja Higuera was voted Best Immigration Attorney by our readers.
Having worked in the immigration field for almost 20 years, she has successfully helped numerous clients obtain nonimmigrant visas such as H-1B, L-1, O-1, E-2 and others, as well as permanent residency through PERM labor certification and various employment-based visa categories such as EB-1, EB-2/National Interest Waivers etc. Her area of expertise includes immigration options for families such as family-based permanent residency, fiancé visas and naturalizations.
She graduated with honors from American University (BA 2003; MA 2004) and Cleveland Marshall College of Law (JD 2009). She speaks several foreign languages and is an active member of the legal and business community in Weston and beyond.
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Life is constantly changing–Have you updated your Estate Plans? Estate Planning • Trust Planning • Wills Living Wills • Heathcare Directives Power of Attorney • Elder Law • Probate Asset Protection • Pet Trusts Andrea L. Jakob, P.A. 954-862-1479 12401 Orange Drive Suite 219 • Davie, FL 33330 JakobLegal.com Helping You Plan Today, So You Can Sleep Better Tonight! (PICTURED ABOVE ARE ANDREA L. JAKOB, ESQ. AND ERIKA GARAY, ESQ. ) BRUCE F. IDEN, ESQ. NOW OF-COUNSEL 2022
Building Bridges Together 2023 WESTON BEST OF DANJA HIGUERA IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY • Employment Visas • Investor Visas • National Interest Waivers • Family Based Immigration • And Other Immigration Related Matters Hablamos Español 216.401.1602 www.HIGUERAIMM.com • FREE CONSULTATION • NO RECOVERY • NO FEE • NO COST Bad Things Happen to Good People, LET US HELP Steven M. Falk | Eric A. Falk ATTORNEYS AT LAW www. FALKLAWYERS.com 1655 NORTH COMMERCE PARKWAY, SUITE 202 WESTON, FLORIDA 33326 (305) 279-0999 · (954) 687-9100 SE HABLA ESPAÑOL • Personal Injury • Wrongful Death • Car Accidents • Insurance Claims • Hurricane Claims • Civil Litigation he hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. 2023 WESTON BEST OF 2023 Best of Weston / OurCityMedia.com / 79
Best Independent Real Estate Brokerage
Royal Palm Realty of South Florida
From its inception by Principal Broker Wendy NewmanScheppke, Royal Palm Realty of South Florida has been committed to delivering exceptional service to its clients. In fact, the firm has been voted Best of Weston for seven consecutive years by the readers of Our City Weston. What sets Royal Palm Realty apart from other firms is their unwavering focus on prioritizing the needs of their clients.
Royal Palm Realty offers a wide range of services and advanced technology comparable to larger firms, while still providing personalized service that is unmatched. As Scheppke stated, “We are dedicated to assisting our clients in every way possible, even long after their transaction has been completed. Our clients become clients for life!”
The Royal Palm Realty team possesses a diverse range of backgrounds and expertise that is challenging to replicate. A common attribute among them is their commitment to going above and beyond for their clients. Additionally, the team includes certified Military Relocation Professionals (MRP) and associates fluent in several languages, including Spanish and Portuguese. This allows them to bring local, out of state, and international buyers to any Weston property.
Best Personal Injury Attorneys
Falk & Falk, PA
1655 N Commerce Parkway, Suite 202
It is an unfortunate reality that even good people can fall victim to life’s unexpected events. When these situations arise, it’s vital to have personal injury attorneys like Steven and Eric Falk in your corner. The Falk and Falk legal team is dedicated to supporting clients from the moment they call for assistance.
They possess extensive experience in litigation and adeptly manage the complicated, and often frustrating, process of negotiating with insurance companies. In addition, they offer free consultations to individuals who are unsure if they have a valid claim or not.
The lawyers at Falk and Falk specialize in Personal Injury law, insurance claims, and civil litigation. Personal injury attorneys can provide invaluable assistance when individuals suffer from accidents, medical malpractice, or other unfortunate events caused by the negligence of others. Falk and Falk work diligently to make the wrongs right, helping clients receive the compensation and justice they deserve.
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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FIRST TIME? ENJOY 50% OFF FULL GROOMING LIMITED TO FIRST TIME CUSTOMERS ONLY. COUPON NOT TO BE COMBINED. MUST PRESENT COUPON. ONE PER HOUSEHOLD/PET. VALID ANY DAY. ONLY VALID FOR $50 OR LESS. EXPIRES 5/31/23 BATH SPECIAL 10% OFF ANY BATH COUPON CANNOT BE COMBINED. MUST PRESENT COUPON. ONE PER HOUSEHOLD/PET. EXPIRES 5/31/23 MONDAY MANIA 20% OFF FULL GROOMING VALID MONDAYS ONLY COUPON CANNOT BE COMBINED. MUST PRESENT COUPON. ONE PER HOUSEHOLD/PET. EXPIRES 5/31/23 THRIFTY THURSDAY 20% OFF FULL GROOMING VALID THURSDAYS ONLY COUPON CANNOT BE COMBINED. MUST PRESENT COUPON. ONE PER HOUSEHOLD/PET. EXPIRES 5/31/23 FIESTA FRIDAY 15% OFF FULL GROOMING (SAVE UP TO $7) COUPON CANNOT BE COMBINED. MUST PRESENT COUPON. ONE PER HOUSEHOLD/PET. EXPIRES 5/31/23 SUPER SAVER 20% OFF FULL GROOMING ANY DAY OF THE WEEK COUPON CANNOT BE COMBINED. MUST PRESENT COUPON. ONE PER HOUSEHOLD/PET. EXPIRES 5/31/23 WE MAKE GROOMING YOUR PET AFFORDABLE 16674 Saddle Club Rd. Weston, FL 33326 WE MAKE GROOMING YOUR PET AFFORDABLE 954.349.4441 www.k-9kuts.com VOTED BEST GROOMER SINCE 2005! 2023 WESTON BEST OF
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Best Pet Groomer
16674 Saddle Club Road
K-9 Kuts stands out from the competition, earning the title of Weston’s Best Pet Groomer every year since 2009. The company takes pride in delivering high-quality pet grooming services with tender, loving care at an affordable price.
K-9 Kuts has created a calm and relaxing atmosphere for pet owners and their beloved pooches. By avoiding overbooking, each pet receives the time, attention, and TLC they need to look their best. Additionally, the groomers ensure that pets feel comfortable by using cotton swabs in their ears to keep water out and applying eye lubricant to protect their eyes.
Their dog grooming services include bathing, shampooing, conditioning, blow-drying, mat and knot removal, brush out, ear plucking, expressing anal glands, nail trimming, teeth cleaning, and more. To provide extra convenience to clients with varying schedules, K-9 Kuts now offers pick-up and drop-off service in their licensed mobile van, the K-9 Kruiser.
All of K-9 Kuts’ professional staff are pet owners and enthusiasts dedicated to achieving 100% customer satisfaction. With their expertise and attention to detail, a visit to K-9 Kuts guarantees the ultimate pet grooming experience. It’s no wonder they say that living a dog’s life is the best!
Miguel E. Cordova, DVM
2701 Executive Park Drive, Suite 1
Dr. Miguel Cordova has been dedicated to providing exceptional care for pets in Weston for over 20 years. As the first veterinarian to practice in the city, his goal has always been to deliver top-quality medical services through every stage of a pet’s life.
At the Animal Health Center at Weston, Dr. Cordova and his team are devoted to offering outstanding veterinary care while upholding their motto: “The Gentle Practice You Can Rely On.” Dr. Cordova practices veterinary medicine and surgery with a focus on client education and compassion. He emphasizes the importance of regular check-ups and preventive care, as they can help detect and prevent health issues and help your pet lead a long and healthy life.
Their full-service animal hospital was custom-designed to provide optimal preventive care for young and healthy pets, detect and treat illnesses as pets age, and deliver comprehensive medical and surgical care as needed throughout their lives. The hospital is equipped with a well-stocked pharmacy, in-house surgery suite, x-ray capabilities, and a closely monitored treatment area. Additionally, the Animal Health Center at Weston provides pet boarding services and behavioral counseling for pets with behavior issues.
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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AFFORDABLE WELLNESS PLAN AVAILABLE 17 Years in a Row! 2023 WESTON BEST OF “The Gentle Practice You Can Rely On” oted Best Veterinarian and Best Small Animal Hospital in Town Since 2007 Miguel E. Cordova D.V.M . 2701 Executive Park Dr., Suite 1 · Weston, FL 33331 954-385-8389 ww w.animalhealthcenterat weston.com Animal Health Center Weston Hablamos su Idioma EMERGENCY HOTLINE 954.385.8389 weston best of 2016 (Call for detanils, by appointment only) “The Gentle Practice You Can Rely On” Voted Best Veterinarian and Best Small Animal Hospital in Town Since 2007 Miguel E. Cordova D.V.M. 2701 Executive Park Dr., Suite 1 · Weston, FL 33331 954-385-8389 w w w animalhealthcenterat weston com Animal Health Center @ Weston Hablamos su Idioma EMERGENCY HOTLINE 954 385 8389 · Medical, Surgical & Dental Care · Boarding Facilities · Prescription Diets · Early Drop- Off · Late Pick up weston best of 2016 FREE Puppy First Visit & Deworming Call For Detai s By Appointment Only. Medical, Surgical & Dental Care · Boarding Facilities · Prescription Diets · Early Drop-Off · Late Pick up · On-Site Pharmacy “The Gentle Practice You Can Rely On” Voted Best Veterinarian and Best Small Animal Hospital in Town Since 2007 Miguel E. Cordova D.V.M . 2701 Executive Park Dr., Suite 1 · Weston, FL 33331 954-385-8389 ww w.animalhealthcenterat weston.com Animal Health Center @ Weston Hablamos su Idioma EMERGENCY HOTLINE 954 385 8389 west best of 2016 (Call for detanils, by appointment only) “The Gentle Practice You Can Rely On” Voted Best Veterinarian and Best Small Animal Hospital in Town Since 2007 Miguel E. Cordova D.V.M. 2701 Executive Park Dr , Suite 1 · Weston, FL 33331 954-385-8389 w w w animalhealthcenterat westo Animal Health Center @ Weston Hablamos su Idioma EMERGENCY HOTLINE 954 385 8389 · Medical, Surgical & Dental Care · Boarding Facilities · Prescription Diets · Early Drop- Off · Late Pick up w be 20 FRE Puppy Fir & Dewo Call For De By Appointment Medical, Surgical & Dental Care · Boarding Facilities · Prescription Diets · Early Drop-Off · Late Pick up · On-Site Pharmacy “The Gentle Practice You Can Rely On” Voted Best Veterinarian and Best Small Animal Hospital in Town Since 2007 Miguel E. Cordova D.V.M . 2701 Executive Park Dr., Suite 1 · Weston, FL 33331 954-385-8389 ww w.animalhealthcenterat weston.com Animal Health Center @ Weston Hablamos su Idioma EMERGENCY HOTLINE 954.385.8389 west best of 2016 (Call for detanils, by appointment only) “The Gentle Practice You Can Rely On” Voted Best Veterinarian and Best Small Animal Hospital in Town Since 2007 Miguel E. Cordova D.V.M. 2701 Executive Park Dr., Suite 1 · Weston, FL 33331 954-385-8389 w w w animalhealthcenterat westo Animal Health Center @ Weston Hablamos su Idioma EMERGENCY HOTLINE 954 385 8389 · Medical, Surgical & Dental Care · Boarding Facilities · Prescription Diets · Early Drop- Off · Late Pick up w be 20 FRE Puppy Fir & Dewo Call For De By Appointment Medical, Surgical & Dental Care · Boarding Facilities · Prescription Diets · Early Drop-Off · Late Pick up · On-Site Pharmacy “The Gentle Practice You Can Rely On” Voted Best Veterinarian and Best Small Animal Hospital in Town Since 2007 Animal Health Center @ Weston EMERGENCY HOTLINE 954 385 8389 best of 2016 (Call for detanils, by appointment only) “The Gentle Practice You Can Rely On” Voted Best Veterinarian and Best Small Animal Hospital in Town Since 2007 Miguel E. Cordova D.V.M. 2701 Executive Park Dr., Suite 1 · Weston, FL 33331 954-385-8389 w w w animalhealthcenterat weston com Animal Health Center @ Weston Hablamos su Idioma EMERGENCY HOTLINE 954 385 8389 · Medical, Surgical & Dental Care · Boarding Facilities · Prescription Diets · Early Drop- Off · Late Pick up weston best of 2016 FREE Puppy First Visit & Deworming Call For Detai s By Appointment Only. Medical, Surgical & Dental Care · Boarding Facilities Prescription Diets · Early Drop-Off · Late Pick up · On-Site Pharmacy • . Online Pharmacy M i g ue l E. C o r d o v a D .V . M . 2 7 0 1 E x e c uti v e P a r k D r., S ui t e 1 · W e s t o n, F L 333 3 1 9 5 43 8 58 3 8 9 ww w . a n i m a l h e a l t h c e n t e r a t w e s t o n. co m H a bl a m o s s u I d i om a E M E R G E N C Y H O TL I N E 9 54 . 3 8 5 . 8 3 8 9 w e s t o n b e s t o f 2 0 1 6 M i g u e l E. C o r d o v a D .V . M . 2 7 0 1 E x e c uti v e P a r k D r., S u i t e 1 · W e s t o n, F L 333 3 1 9 5 43 8 58 3 8 9 w w w . a n i m a l h e a l t h c e n t e r a t w e s t o n. co m H a bl a m o s s u I d i o m a E M E R G E N C Y H O TL I N E 9 5 4 . 3 8 5 . 8 3 8 9 · E a r l y D ro pO f f · L a t e P i c k u p w e s t o n b e s t o f 2 0 1 6 · Medica l, Surgica l & Denta l Care · Boarding Facilities · Prescription Diets · Early Drop-Off · Late Pick up · On-Site Pharmacy EMERGENCY HOTLINE 954.385.8389
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Best Barber Shop
Carl’s Barber Shop
169 Weston Road
1734 Main Street
Best Dry Cleaner
OXXO Care Cleaners
1160 Weston Road
OXXO Care Cleaners prides itself on being more than just a dry cleaner, and its reputation certainly speaks for itself. The company is known for providing convenient, high-quality, and eco-friendly services to its customers.
As a business that cares about both your clothes and the environment, OXXO Care Cleaners uses only non-toxic, biodegradable products in its Green Earth program, which guarantees no damage to even delicate buttons. Additionally, the clothes are hand-ironed, and the drying system uses vapor to ensure the clothes are clean, sanitized, and spotless when they leave the store.
Best Flooring Provider
Weston Floors & Remodeling
15834 West State Road 84
Weston Floors offers much more than just flooring. The family-owned and operated business offers the best products in the industry at the best prices, with everything under one roof. The showroom features a wide variety of hardwood flooring, engineered wood, laminate flooring, porcelain tile, wood-look tile, and luxury vinyl flooring. For homeowners looking for extraneous design details, Weston Floors offers advising on design trends to achieve your ideal home.
Weston Floors is committed to providing excellent customer service and delivering the highest quality standards and services at reasonable prices. Its highly-trained team has years of experience allowing them to complete all projects with the utmost professionalism. They will be with you every step of the way, from picking materials to installation. Call for a free estimate.
Best Jewelry Purchasing
1930 N Commerce Parkway
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2023 WESTON BEST OF
Best Luxury Goods
Season 2 Consign
2900 Glades Circle
With over a decade of experience in the luxury handbag resale industry, Season 2 Consign was created by sisters, Erika Schrieber and Monica Mularski. The sisters found a major void in the market for a modernized, efficient model of consignment with an elevated aesthetic and the best customer service out there.
Season 2 Consign, LLC is dedicated to providing the highest quality, pre-owned designer brand and luxury handbags to clients around the world. We are located in South Florida and have access to some of the most luxurious closets in the country. All of our merchandise is guaranteed 100% authentic for your protection.
However, Season 2 Consign, LLC. makes no claims to have any affiliations with the designer brands on our website or other media platforms. All copyrights are reserved to go the original brand owner. We are re-sellers that pride ourselves on offering the absolute best concierge-style service.
Pill Box Pharmacy & Medical Supply
1932 Weston Road
Pill Box founder, Steve Pressman, founded the first Pill Box Pharmacy in 1985 to offer the ultimate customer service and a wide selection of goods and make his store a fun place to visit. With four stores Pressman and his partners Wayne Linder, at Pill Box in Weston, Barbara Sammarco, at Pill Box Pines West, and Tom Bohan, at Pill Box Davie, have held onto the idea of precision pharmacy services coupled with outstanding customer service.
Unlike the big chains, Pill Box is independent and can focus on what matters most to its customers. This is a place where friendliness is the norm, and a person, not a machine, always answers the phone. At the same time, Pill Box has a state-of-the-art compounding laboratory, offering customers access to hard-to-find medications. It’s easy to see why they were voted best!
Best Picture Framing
All Art Frame
104 Weston Road
All Art Framing is your go-to destination for preserving and enhancing your cherished memories and artwork. The skilled and experienced team will guide you in selecting the perfect frame and mat to complement your photos, portraits or artwork. With over 2,000 frames and a vast selection of mats to choose from, you’re sure to find options that suit your budget and decor style from the best brands in the industry. Oversized items such as autographed jerseys, sports memorabilia, and guitars are also expertly framed in shadow boxes.
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FEELING STRESSED? LONELY? ANXIOUS? IT’S OK TO NOT BE OK!
COUNTYWIDE INITIATIVE AIMS TO CREATE DIALOGUE AND PROVIDE RESOURCES TO ANYONE IN NEED
We all have one thing in common now- we’re all living in this new “normal”. Whether you are experiencing stress, loneliness, or anxiety, remember that we’re all in this together. It’s OK to not be OK. It’s essential to CARE for one another with respect; COMMUNICATE and listen without judgment and CONNECT those who need help with support services in our community. If you or someone you know needs help, dial 9 -8-8 today.
Mental health and well-being is different for everybody. When a person is experiencing challenges to their mental health, it is important that they have the help and support necessary to guide them through it. Mental health challenges can affect a person’s moods, behaviors, and even their cognitive functioning. The norm in some cultures may be to avoid talking about problems, feelings, or mental health concerns. While some individuals can have healthy coping mechanisms, many people often struggle to find proactive methods of dealing with emotional turmoil or unresolved trauma. For any stressful situation, this initiative encourages talking about the feelings you have, providing an open dialogue, and promoting the fact that it is OK to talk about feelings of stress, isolation, and anxiety.
United Way of Broward County partnered with the Broward Behavioral Health Coalition, and Department of Children and Families to prioritize mental health struggles in its county wide initiative that promotes “It’s OK to not be OK” and the newly created 9-8-8 hotline. The goal is to provide an outlet of support to the community facing challenges with mental health, or any feelings of stress, isolation, and anxiety. Thus, creating a space for dialogue and offering the very much-needed resources during difficult times by providing someone to talk to.
You might notice the “It’s OK to Not be OK” message around the community which directs people to call the 9-8-8 hotline for support. Please help us to share the message. Trained counselors provide callers with guidance and free resources that will help in most situations. United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention’s website, drugfreebroward.org, also provides a prevention resource center with tool kits that provide support for mental and behavioral health issues.
Are you feeling stressed, lonely, anxious or depressed? Or do you know someone who is feeling this way? It’s OK to not be OK. Support and Help are available. And, now more than ever, it is essential to come together and CARE for one another with respect; COMMUNICATE and listen without judgment and CONNECT those who need help with support services in our community. If you or someone you know needs help, please dial 988 today. #ItsOKtoNotbeOK
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OUTDOOR POPS CONCERT A Community Spring Favorite
On a lovely spring evening in April, the City of Weston and the Weston Music Society presented the South Florida Symphony Orchestra which headlined the annual Outdoor Pops Concert.
Over 500 were in attendance, the largest crowd ever which included many, many families with their kids. Everyone paid rapt attention to the wonderful music they were hearing. Many of these youngsters have been exposed to the Weston Music Society In-Schools Program, where they enjoy a concert by different sections of the orchestra. Diane Marett, Vice President of Events for the WMS, commented, “This is a wonderful concert for the elementary students to hear a full orchestra in concert, and for the middle and high school students to know there can be a career in music.”
From the opening number of the “World of Warcraft”, followed by soloist Amanda Lund performing “Let It Go” from “Frozen”, through to the finale ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from “Encanto”, it was an enchanted
evening. The singers involved some of the youngsters on stage in that final number. Along the way, soloists showed their skills in “New York, New York” and “My Way”, sung by Christopher Santiago, and “All I Ask of You” from Phantom of the Opera. The audience showed their enthusiastic appreciation. The orchestra was superb under the energetic and dramatic direction of guest conductor Huifang Chen.
Gina Catone, Weston Music Society President, noted, “This concert has become a community favorite and a staple spring offering. We are delighted with this year’s attendance and we hope to bring more orchestral music to the community.”
Annalisa Walker, Special Events Manager for the City of Weston, said, “This concert is a great addition to the variety of programs the City brings to the community. We enjoy working with the Weston Music Society on events like this one.”
GREETINGS FROM YOUR Chamber President!
By Patty Archer
The Chamber of Commerce continues to be proud to be the premier networking organization for the business community in Weston. It was also a point of pride to be able to recognize the businesses of the year at our annual Business Awards Luncheon on April 19th. Please join us in congratulating the following businesses:
• Small Business of the Year - Family Therapy Group of Weston
• Rookie Business of the Year - So Dessert
• Corporate Steward Award - PNC Bank
• Community Champion - Weston Commissioner Chris Eddy
• Pinnacle Award - Robert Sirota
These businesses have shown a record of growth and success over the last year and have demonstrated a direct impact to our community. The individuals recognized are strong supporters of our business community and represent its interests at every turn. And for these things and so much more, we celebrate them!
By making your business our business, the Chamber of Commerce is engaged in the priorities of our membership, businesses, community, and future generations of professionals and their business needs. Now and in the future, the Chamber is dedicated to being a Convener of Leaders, a Catalyst for
positive change, and a Champion for a strong business community. For more information and our event calendar, visit www.westonflchamber.com.
Yours in Service,
Patty Archer Chamber President
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LOCAL Author Ken Kaye Spins Tabloid-Worthy Mysteries
By Liz Booker
reporters as their main characters that will intrigue and entertain readers.
As a young man in Cleveland, Ohio, Ken wanted nothing more than to become an airline pilot. He was working toward that goal, building hours as a flight instructor, when a spark of inspiration took him in a new direction. His first book idea helped him determine he was better suited for a creative life and pursued a career in journalism. He started writing for Sun Newspapers in Cleveland before moving to South Florida in 1978 to write for Sun Sentinel.
‘true’ stories about crazy scenarios that happen in South Florida and mingle with an eclectic mix of characters, including romantic encounters with powerful women like exotic police helicopter pilots and alien biker chicks. There’s almost always an attractive and intelligent Latina involved, since he’s married to one.
What do a bloody massacre on Hollywood Beach where Marylin Monroe is the prime suspect, an airline crash involving the Broward County Mayor on a fan boat in the Everglades, and a scandal around the U.S. Vice President against the backdrop of a Chinese nuclear missile crisis all have in common? They’re just a few of the scenarios found in local independent author, Ken Kaye’s, mysterysuspense novels. A retired Sun Sentinel reporter living in Weston, Ken has published ten books featuring Broward County tabloid
Ken’s flying experience led him to numerous articles and columns featuring aviation. He was the lead Sun Sentinel reporter on the ValuJet Airlines DC-9 crash in the Everglades in 1996 that killed 110 people, earning multiple awards for his reporting on the story. He also covered weather and hurricanes for 18 years and was the team-lead during the 2004-2005 hurricane seasons. Both years, Sun Sentinel was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Ken retired in 2015 after 41 years in journalism, 37 at Sun Sentinel.
Ken’s passion for aviation and his fascination with the Everglades often find their way into his stories. He casts his main characters as tabloid reporters because they are usually paid to fabricate stories. In his books, they stumble upon fantastical
Ken purchased his home in Weston in 1990. He and his wife, Maria, who is from the Dominican Republic, love living here because it feels like Disney. After decades of writing on deadline, Ken enjoys the freedom to write at his own pace. He spends about four hours a day writing and revising, and publishes his books independently through Middle River Press, owned and operated by Oakland Park residents Judy and Bruce Borich. He’s working on two books now and has ideas for many more. When asked what motivates him, Ken says, “I’m just an old guy who likes to write books.”
▸ You can find all of Ken’s books on Amazon and follow him on Instagram @KenKayeBooks.
Liz Booker is a retired U.S. Coast Guard helicopter pilot and young adult fiction writer living in Weston. She promotes books featuring women in aviation as @LiteraryAviatrix.
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Heel Pain in Children
By Dr. Carlo A. Messina
Does your son or daughter complain of heel pain daily, especially during or after activity? Do they remember any traumatic event or did the pain just occur? If this sounds like your child, there is a high probability that they have Calcaneal Apophysitis (or Sever’s Disease). This is actually a condition and not a disease. This occurs when the growth plate (apophysis) located at the bottom and back of the heel (the portion of the bone that allows growth) becomes painfully inflamed. Although plantar fasciitis (inflammation of the ligament that supports the arch) is the most common cause of heel pain in adults, it is extremely uncommon in children.
▸ Growth plate inflammation on the back and the bottom of the heel
▸ Over-activity in children commonly between the ages of 8 and 14
▸ Tight muscles in the lower extremity, especially the calf muscle
▸ Poor shoe gear or walking barefoot
▸ Growth spurts
▸ Discomfort in the heel bone at the end of activity
▸ Occasionally painful to the Achilles and ankle
▸ Stiffness in the foot in the morning and pain with walking or running
▸ Pain alleviated by rest and a decrease in activity
▸ Pain is usually present during or after a child is done with the activity, sits for a period of time, and then tries to get up and walk
Tenderness to the back and bottom of the heel with touch or grasping the heel
▸ Walking on the ball of the foot to avoid touching the heel to the ground
▸ Discoloration and swelling are almost never seen in the heel
▸ Limping at the end of an activity that may persist as the condition worsens
▸ Modification of activity and avoiding going barefoot
▸ Rest and ice
▸ Stretching exercises
▸ Proper shoe gear and heel lifts to decrease tension on the heel
▸ Night splinting to stretch the tight calf muscle and arch ligament
▸ Taping the foot to decrease the pulling of the plantar fascia on the heel bone
▸ Custom molded orthotics to support the foot and help restore proper alignment
▸ Occasional immobilization in a boot or cast to completely rest the heel and allow healing
▸ Physical therapy to improve flexibility and diminish inflammation of the growth plate
▸ Carlo A. Messina, DPM, is a Board Certified Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Diplomate American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon with the Foot, Ankle and Leg Specialists of South Florida and specializes in treating infants, children, teens and adults. The South Florida Institute of Sports Medicine in Weston is located at 1600 Town Center Blvd., Suite C, (954) 389-5900 and in Pembroke Pines at 17842 NW 2nd Street, (954) 430-9901. www.SouthFloridaSportsMedicine.com
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By Dr. Jane Therrien, Optometric Physician
Macular degeneration is a common eye condition that affects many people in our community, particularly those over the age of 50. It is a progressive disease that can cause a loss of central vision, which can have a significant impact on daily activities like reading, driving, and recognizing faces.
There are two types of macular degeneration: dry and wet. Dry macular degeneration is more common and progresses slowly, while wet macular degeneration is less common but can cause rapid vision loss. While there is no known cure for macular degeneration, there are treatments available that can slow down its progression and prevent further vision loss.
One of the most effective ways to prevent macular degeneration is by adopting a healthy lifestyle. This includes eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and fish, as well as exercising regularly and avoiding smoking. These lifestyle changes can help reduce the risk of developing the disease and can also help slow its progression in those who have already been diagnosed.
Another important step in preventing and managing macular degeneration is regular eye exams. Eye exams can detect the early signs of macular degeneration before vision loss occurs, allowing for early intervention and treatment. It is recommended that individuals over the age of 50 have a comprehensive eye exam every year, or more frequently if there are any concerning symptoms.
For those who have been diagnosed with macular degeneration, there are several treatment options available. These include injections of medication directly into the eye to slow the growth of abnormal blood vessels in wet macular degeneration, as well as laser therapy to seal off leaking blood vessels. There are also vitamin and mineral supplements that can help slow the progression of dry macular degeneration.
Living with macular degeneration can be challenging, but there are many resources available to help individuals manage the disease and maintain their quality of life.
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FLEA & TICK PREVENTION
By Miguel E. Cordova, DVM
What Are Fleas and Ticks?
Fleas and ticks are external parasites that can cause extreme discomfort for your pet and can also cause serious diseases.
Fleas are insects that are ubiquitous in the environment—meaning they can be found almost everywhere. There are more than 2000 species of fleas, but the common cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) is the one that most commonly afflicts dogs and cats.
A disease of concern that can be caused by fleas is flea allergy dermatitis (FAD), which is a severe allergic reaction to flea bites. Some pets are so allergic that even a single bite can cause a reaction. FAD makes pets miserable. In severe cases, it can cause severe itching and inflammation that, if left untreated, can lead to excessive scratching and chewing that can damage the skin. Secondary bacterial or fungal infections can develop as a result.
Finally, in very severe infestations, particularly in old, ill, or young animals, fleas can remove so much blood through feeding that they can weaken the animal.
Ticks are not insects, but they are closely related to spiders, scorpions, and mites. There are approximately 80 tick species found in the United States, but only a handful of them are of real concern to pets and people. Some of these include the brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus), the deer tick (Ixodes scapularis), and the American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis). The brown dog tick is the only species that can complete its entire lifecycle on a dog and can infest homes and kennels.
Tick bites can be painful and irritating, but the real concern with ticks is the number of serious diseases they can transmit, such as Lyme disease, babesiosis, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. These diseases can cause significant illness and even death in both pets and people.
How Do I Know If My Pet Has Fleas and/or Ticks?
Larger tick species can typically be seen or felt in the hair coat, especially once they are engorged after feeding. Deer ticks, on the other hand, are very tiny—about the size of the head of a pin in some stages—and can be harder to see.
Repetitive scratching is a telltale sign that your pet may have fleas. Adult fleas can be identified on the pet, but fleas in other stages of their life cycle (eggs, larvae, and pupae) can be harder to find. Adult fleas are tiny and can be hard to see, but flea combs can be used to remove fleas as well as flea dirt. Flea dirt is essentially flea feces, which is digested blood. To check your pet for fleas, run a flea comb through your pet’s fur and dump any hair and debris onto a
white paper towel. Dampen it slightly with water. Any small, dark specks that stain the towel red are a clear indication your pet has fleas. Finally, excessive grooming is also a sign of a potential flea problem. Infested cats will groom themselves repeatedly in an effort to remove fleas.
Never use flea control products intended for dogs on cats. Some medications can be highly toxic to cats. Only use products on the species for which they are intended, and follow all label instructions.
▸ Animal Health Center @ Weston is “The Gentle Practice You Can Rely On” Dr. Miguel E. Cordova and his staff are committed to caring for your precious pets. For more information call 954-385-8389 or visit them online at: www.animalhealthcenteratweston.com
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ow many of us have found ourselves all alone with our infant or toddler narrating our every move or talking through our own daily struggles. Research shows “that talking, singing, and pointing with your baby or young child are actually some of the most important things you can do to build a strong and healthy brain!” Communication is such an important skill for all ages but can have a greater value for children when taught at a young age.
In the world we live in today, it is easy as a parent to get distracted or have too much to do to take the time to really engage with our children, so it’s time to put down the cell phones and video games and get back to wholehearted family conversations.
By Molly Brousseau
HTalking to your child doesn’t have to be a daunting task, opportunities to do so are endless. Bath time is a great time to talk to your child. While eating dinner as a family, model good language and conversation skills with other family members and engage them with open ended questions. If you have older toddlers, making dinner is one of my favorite times to engage them in learning. They are not only hearing new vocabulary words, but they are also learning sequencing words, and performing tasks that match their language.
it, they are not the most concise story tellers, but learning how to listen is just as important as speaking. When your child is telling you something, make sure you are on their level, looking at them directly, and asking follow up questions. This not only ensures your child knows you are really listening, but it is also an opportunity for more language development.
Good communication skills are more than just knowing key vocabulary. They help foster relationships, and express emotions and ideas. Beginning at infancy is key and if your child is anything like mine, they will grow up with A LOT to say!
The most obvious reason we want to talk to our children is the more words they hear, the more words they will use. Children’s brains are like sponges, even when we don’t think they are listening they are gaining and retaining key vocabulary words.
Although children hearing words spoken is important, just being exposed to speech isn’t enough to improve their early speech skills. More than just simple words, they need to learn how conversations work. First Steps Research shows us that “verbally engaging with babies—listening to their gurgles and coos and then responding, conversation-style—may speed up their language development more than simply talking at them or around them.”
One last and important step in teaching proper communication to our children is active listening. It’s much easier to tune out when our child is telling us something that happened to them in school today, let’s face
▸ Molly Brousseau is an educator with over 14 years of experience working with young children. She graduated from FIU with her bachelor’s in Elementary Education and has worked teaching children from preschool to elementary levels. She received her directors credential and also the National Administrators Certificate and has been directing preschool for the last five years. She is currently the director at Tiny Planet preschool where she has been since it opened four years ago.
Bilingualism: A Powerful Tool for Personal and Social Development
By Dr. Katya Pizarro
he United States is witnessing a rapid growth of the bilingual population with diverse origins in Asia, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean, reflecting the cultural and linguistic diversity of the nation. In response, it is crucial for Americans to embrace bilingualism and biculturalism and learn another language besides English, as language is a fundamental aspect of culture. Being bilingual allows individuals to navigate and operate in two worlds successfully, and it is a valuable asset that imparts personal and social qualities, talents, and virtues. Bilingualism is critical for a multicultural society, and it is essential for children’s cognitive and social development.
Dr. Katya Pizarro
Founder & President
Elite Language Academy
is high time now to embrace bilingualism and biculturalism and enrich the beloved American nation with diverse languages, customs, and people.
Principal Broker and Owner
Becoming bilingual offers individuals the
opportunity to succeed and gain confidence without compromising their own culture. Encouraging people to become bilingual or multilingual is essential for success in life. Ancient cultures learned from the best knowledge of other cultures, and this approach led to the development of great civilizations such as the Inca’s Empire or Maya’s civilization. Therefore, the perspective of bilingual education should not only focus on immigrants or the international community but also on English native speakers. Bilingual and bicultural programs must be considered as integral parts of the linguistic, cultural, and cognitive development of the young American population, rather than compensatory programs. English native speakers can embrace the multicultural world and expand their minds beyond their present environment by taking advantage of the benefits of a bilingual education. It
Dr. Pizarro leads and manages Elite Language Academy (ELA). She creates and implements short-and long-range strategic plans in collaboration with the faculty and administrative team. She also oversees all aspects of curriculum design, marketing, and execution based on ELA’s goals and mission for international enrollment to promote a diverse and culturally competitive world’s community. As an innate educator, Dr. Pizarro is devoted and dedicated to teaching and learning. She frequently presents academic and professional lectures to international college students and instructors at American high schools
▸ Dr. Katya Pizarro is the Founder and President of Elite Language Academy (ELA), a hybrid -virtual language center in the USA. As an innate educator, she lectures as a Professor at Broward College in Florida. Her research interests and publications relate to TESOL education, multiculturalism, schooling settings with ESL students, and professional development. Her dissertation Exploring Private School Teachers’ Perceptions and Pedagogical Efficacy with English Language Learners, has effectively contributed to ESL teaching in the U.S. She has frequently delivered presentations at Annual TASS, Teaching Academic Survival and Success Conferences.
Lonna Spitaleri is the founder and real estate broker of Costa Bella Real Estate Group. With over 20 years in the real estate industry, her knowledge, experience, and expertise combined deliver successful results to all types of real estate transactions. Lonna specializes in luxury homes where she is a certified Luxury Home Specialist. She also enjoys selling single-family homes and condos throughout Florida. Lonna works with developers and handles commercial property transactions.
Lonna isn’t your ordinary real estate broker. She is a Concierge Broker. Her aim is to exceed her clients’ expectations by delivering
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f you want to sell your home for top dollar, one of the most important things you can do is invest in home renovations. Home renovations can significantly increase the value of your property, attract more potential buyers, and help you sell your home faster.
Here are a few ways home renovations benefit you as a seller:
1. High Return on Investment: Home renovations can significantly increase your property's value. Potential buyers are often willing to pay more for a property that has been recently renovated, especially if the upgrades are done professionally and are of high quality. According to a recent report by Remodeling Magazine, home renovations can recoup up to 60% to 80% of their cost at the time of sale.
By Rose Sklar
I2. Better First Impressions: Buyers want a polished, well-maintained property. By investing in home renovations, sellers can create a strong first impression that sets the stage for a successful sale. Upgraded exteriors, well-manicured landscaping, and a welcoming entryway can enhance curb appeal and attract more potential buyers.
3. Sell Your Home Faster: A well-renovated property will likely sell more quickly than one requiring extensive updates. By addressing any necessary renovations upfront, sellers can avoid potential negotiation pitfalls and expedite the sale process.
4. Attract More Buyers: Home renovations attract more buyers to your property. When buyers walk into a clean, modern, and well-maintained home, they are more likely to feel optimistic about the property and envision themselves living there. This will increase buyer interest and potential offers.
5. Address Issues Before They Become Deal-Breakers: Home renovations can also help you address issues with your home before they become deal-breakers. For example, suppose your roof needs repair, or your HVAC system needs updating. In that case, these issues can be addressed before potential buyers visit your property. This can prevent these issues from becoming bargaining chips during negotiations.
Home renovations are essential for those who want to sell their homes for top dollar. By investing in home renovations, you can increase the value of your property, create a positive first impression, sell your home faster, attract more buyers, and address potential issues before they become deal-breakers. Investing in strategic improvements will set your property apart in a competitive market and attract the buyers needed to secure a top-dollar sale.
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Teeing Off For A Good Cause: FHV Rotary Club of Weston Golf Classic Raised Close to $200,000 in Funds For Local Scholarships
he Tournament, held April 3rd brought together golf enthusiasts, sponsors, and volunteers to create an unforgettable experience while making a positive impact on our community. After meeting financial need, academic and community service requirements, on May 18th students from Western High, Cypress Bay High, Sagemont, H.A.N.D.Y. and Children’s Harbor will be awarded scholarships from $1,000 up to full four-year tuitions, often making the difference on whether these students are able to attend college or not.
The Rotary Club of Weston’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament is a highly anticipated event that has been held for the past 36 years in the beautiful Club at Weston Hills. The tournament’s success can be attributed to careful planning, dedicated volunteers, and generous sponsors who believe in the cause.
The planning for the tournament starts several months in advance, with a committed team of volunteers working tirelessly to ensure every detail is carefully coordinated. Sponsorship plays a crucial role in the success of the tournament. Local businesses and individuals are approached for sponsorship opportunities, ranging from cash donations to in-kind contributions such as prizes, food, and beverages. The response from the local community has been overwhelming, with numerous businesses such as FHV Legal, City National Bank, Bank On It, Hooters, Jacqueline Gillman Homes among others, stepping forward to support the event year after year.
On the day of the tournament, the excitement was palpable as golfers arrived early in the morning, eager to tee off for a good cause. The tournament encourages camaraderie and friendly competition, with golfers of all skill levels participating in a variety of on-course contests, such as longest drive and closest to the pin, and speed golf.
The Rotary Club of Weston’s Golf Tournament goes beyond just golf. The event also features a silent auction, raffle baskets, and a post-tournament awards ceremony and luncheon. The silent auction includes a wide array of items, generously donated by local businesses and individuals, including golf equipment, vacation packages, and unique experiences.
The impact of the Annual Rotary Club of Weston’s Charity Golf Tournament is felt far beyond the greens. Over the years, the tournament has raised significant dollars for the Scholarship Fund, enabling them to fulfill the dreams of hundreds of students facing serious financial challenges in making their dreams of higher education a reality. The event is a testament to the power of combining a beloved sport with a noble cause. It has brought
Ttogether golf enthusiasts, sponsors, and volunteers who share a common goal of making a positive impact in the lives of students.
▸ We invite you to visit us on Thursday mornings at 7:30 am at The Club at Weston Hills. To learn more about The Rotary Club of Weston and how you can make a difference visit www.westonrotary.com
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May is national bicycle month
By District Chief Todd Draizin
As the weather continues to warm up in South Florida, the number of people hitting the roads on their bicycles is increasing. Not only is bike riding good exercise and good for the environment, but it is an activity families can do together. However, with the increase in the number of cyclists, there has also been a rise in the number of injuries and fatalities. To enjoy the ride and minimize the risk of injuries, it is important that bike riders of all ages follow important safety tips
According to statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 6,513 bicycle accidents in Florida in 2022 alone, resulting in 150 fatalities. Bicycling injuries for children ages 0-19 resulted in 2 fatal injuries per week, 150 hospitalizations per week, and 2,630 visits to the emergency room.
Data shows that as children age, the rate of fatal bicycle injury increases. A properly fitted bike helmet can reduce the risk of head injuries by at least 45 percent, however, more than 50% of children under age 14 consistently wear a bike helmet. Fortunately, there are many things’ parents and caregivers can do to model safe behaviors and keep their children safe while riding.
We want to encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather while being safe on their bicycles and following these top safety tips can help keep you and your family safe while riding:
• Always wear a properly fitted helmet to protect your head in case of an accident.
• Use hand signals to indicate when you are turning or stopping.
• Ride in the same direction as traffic and stay in designated bike lanes, sidewalks, or paths whenever possible.
• Wear bright or reflective clothing to make yourself more visible to motorists.
• Avoid distractions such as using your phone while riding.
• Children should not ride alone.
The City of Weston has also implemented several initiatives to improve bicycle safety in the area. One of these initiatives includes the creation of more designated bike lanes and paths throughout the city and surrounding areas.
To learn more about bike safety and to obtain a free bicycle helmet*, join Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue in Weston and Safe Kids of Broward County for a Free Family Bike Safety BINGO Night on Friday, May 12th from 6 pm – 7 pm at the Weston Community Center. Certified bicycle helmet fitters will be available to assist families with proper helmet fitting. Registration is required. Registration is available at https://BSOFireRescuePublicEducation.as.me/BikeSafety.
*Limited quantities of helmets are available, and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis or bring your own helmet and we can ensure it fits you correctly.
We want everyone to enjoy cycling in South Florida, but we also want you to do it safely. By working together and promoting safe cycling practices, following these simple safety tips, and utilizing the resources available, we can reduce the number of accidents and fatalities making our community a safer place for cyclists, and making our roads safer for everyone.
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