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Welcome the BEST for 2013


elcome to our annual awards issue, the Best of Weston 2013! For the 9th year in a row you have voted on the best restaurants, hair salons, dentist’s offices, law firms, doctor’s offices, car care facilities and other businesses in our beautiful city of Weston. With your help and support, each year we assess which Weston businesses stand out above the rest in customer excellence and quality service. Based on your votes, we compile our annual list of the BEST in each business category. Thank you for taking the time to mail in your ballots or vote online, voicing your opinion on which businesses you feel deserve recognition. Whether you are looking for the As Voted By The Readers of best restaurant to enjoy a steak dinner, the best orthodontist for your child, or the best spa for a relaxing massage, the Best of Weston 2013 awards issue will 954.306.1007 · guide you to make the best choice. This May we will be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Our City Weston magazine, which has become the main source of community news for many of our residents. We are proud of our city, our recreational facilities and our style of living. Wishing you the very BEST from Our City Weston,

Sven Budzisch Publisher

Best Plastic Surgeon Dr. Charles Messa 954-659-7760 2823 Executive Park Drive


r. Charles Messa is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon dedicated to helping his patients look younger and feel better about themselves. He is committed to providing the highest level of quality, integrity, and expertise in surgical and noninvasive cosmetic procedures in order to achieve each patient’s individual appearance goals. Whether you are seeking to enhance your facial features, contour your body’s natural curves, or simply achieve a more youthful appearance, Dr. Messa will provide you with beautiful, natural-looking results. In addition to surgical procedures such as breast enhancements, tummy tucks, and brow and facelifts, he also offers non-surgical procedures such as facial laser rejuvenation, injectable fillers, laser hair removal and permanent make-up. He provides only the highest quality services and products coupled with compassionate, attentive, expert care. Patient safety is of utmost importance to Dr. Messa. He performs all surgical procedures in an accredited hospital facility or his state-of-the-art Weston Cosmetic Surgery Center. It is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities.


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Welcome the BEST for 2012 2 Best Plastic Surgeon 2 Meet The Team 2 Best Use of Technology in OB/GYN Field 3 Best Argentinean Steakhouse 3 Best Place to Be Seen 4 Best Orthodontist 4 Contents 4 Best Family Law Attorney 6 Best Interior Decorator 6 Best Landscape Company 8 Best Pet Groomer 8 Best Ballet Studio 9 Best Gold Buyer 9 Best Bankruptcy Attorney 10 Best Jeweler 10 Best Allstate Insurance Agent 13 Best Summer Camp 13 Best Sushi 14 Best Pet Sitter 14 Best Pediatric Dentist 14 Best Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists 14 Best Cruise Vacation Agency 16 Best Real Estate Broker 16 Best Dermatology Practice 18 Best General Dentist 18 Best Eyecare Specialist 19 Best Waxing Center 19 Best Auto Repair Shop 20 Best Music Education 20 Best Cleaning Service 22 Best Massage Therapy & Laser Treatment 22 Best Animal Clinic 24 Best Cosmetic Dentist 24 Best Certified Public Accountant26 Best Hospital 26 Best Business Law Attorney 28 Best Chiropractor 28 Best Dance Studio 29 Best Short Sale Expert 29 Best Vein & Vascular Specialist 32 Best Cultural Event 32

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Best Special Needs & Hospital Pediatric Dentistry 32 Best OB/GYN 32 Best Travel Agency 34 Best Pool Service 34 Best Farmer’s Market 36 Best Acupuncturist 36 Best Swim School 37 Best Gymnastics 37 Best Appliance Repair Service 38 Best Veterinarian 38 Best Medical Spa 40 Best Picture Framing 40 Best Bilingual Preschool 41 Best Overall Salon 41 Best Language School 42 Best Charitable Event 42 Best Personal Injury Attorneys 43 Best Gym 43 Best Private School 45 Best Media Transfer Service 45 Best Hearing and Balance Center47 Best Family-Operated Car Repair Facility 47 Best Summer Sports Camp 49 Best Window Treatments 49 Best Family Event 50 Best Preschool 50 Best Restaurant Service 51 Best Colombian Restaurant 51 Best Community Event 52 Best Use of Local Tax Dollars 52 Best Patient Support Weight Loss Program 53 Best Exterior Space Designer 53 Best American-Latin Fusion Restaurant 55 Best Cut and Color 55 Best Real Estate Agent 56 Best Chinese Restaurant 56 Best Independent Insurance Agency 59 Best Regional Steakhouse 59 Best Kitchen Remodel 60 Best Pizza 60 

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Best Orthodontist Dr. Maria Eugenia Yazji

Best Jeweler Mia of London Jewelers



Best Regional Steakhouse Brimstone Woodfire Grill

Best Gold Buyer Mia of London



954-217-3737 2751 Executive Park Drive, Suite 101

r. Maria Yazji is committed to providing outstanding orthodontic care to children, adolescents and adults with the highest quality of service. By using the most advanced techniques available, she is able to make each treatment comfortable, efficient and esthetically-pleasing. She has mastered the special skills required to manage tooth movement and guide facial development and is trained in the latest techniques and the most modern treatment philosophies that emphasize the preservation of all teeth. Dr. Yazji is among the nation’s leading “aesthetic orthodontists.” She has been named an Invisalign Super Elite Premier Provider, placing her in the top 1% of Invisalign doctors in North America. To qualify, doctors must demonstrate an exceptional level of Invisalign experience and meet Invisalign clinical education requirements. Choosing to undertake orthodontic treatment is making an investment that will last a lifetime. Trust the orthodontist Weston residents of all ages recommend – Dr. Maria Yazji.

954-430-BEEF (2333) The Shops at Pembroke Gardens, Pembroke Pines

rimstone Woodfire Grill serves great steaks and fresh seafood in an upscale, yet comfortable environment. The contemporary menu offers a wide range of choices with exceptional

quality. Chefs use the finest ingredients available and prepare them fresh daily with uncompromising standards. The food is always cooked to perfection, satisfying even the most discriminating taste. The menu features steaks cooked in a 1600-degree broiler, woodfiregrilled fresh seafood, gourmet flatbreads, sushi, salads, desserts and more. Brimstone offers an extensive wine list to complement the food and heighten the dining experience. The service is always friendly and attentive. Whether you are sitting inside, surrounded by wood, stone and natural light, or dining under the stars on the outside patio, every meal is memorable at Brimstone Woodfire Grill. It is the perfect place for a family dinner, special celebration or just a night out. This is not your typical steakhouse – it’s better!


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954-515-0504 4529 Weston Road

f you are looking for something special for your someone special, look no further than Mia of London Jewelers. Its talented jewelers have over 25 years of experience in jewelry design. Whether you are looking for your first engagement ring or want to upgrade your current one, Mia of London has exactly what you are looking for. It offers hundreds of engagement rings and wedding band styles that are both elegant and fashionable. In addition to traditional gold and platinum bands, this unique jeweler offers tungsten, cobalt and titanium. All diamonds are GIA and EGL Certified. Mia of London is your local source for exquisite Pandora jewelry. These popular collectible charm bracelets are made from sterling silver and gold with precious and semi-precious stones and Murano glass. With charms to mark every occasion and life event, tell your personal story with Pandora. Mia of London also offers jewelry repairs. All work is done on premise and the quality and prices are unmatched. Services include pearl and bead restringing, diamond remounts, rebuilding prongs, ring sizing, and engraving. Mia of London also repairs fine watches including Rolex and Cartier and replaces watch batteries and bands.

954-515-0504 4529 Weston Road

urn your broken or unwanted jewelry into cash at Mia of London Jewelers. They are known for paying the best rates in the industry. They deal directly with the refinery to get you the most money possible. Mia of London takes the stress and worry out of selling your gold. Simply stop by the store at any time for a free estimate. Mia of London’s experienced jewelers will test all your jewelry and separate it by the corresponding class (for example: 10kt, 14kt, 18kt, platinum and 925 sterling silver). They will then weigh all your pieces in your presence. Finally, they will check the current market price and quote you on the spot. There is no commitment to sell. If you decide to sell, Mia of London will pay you immediately in cash. If you do not wish to sell, you can always come back when the time is right for you. In addition to jewelry, Mia of London also purchases gold and silver coins and bullions.

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Meet The Team Publisher – Sven Budzisch

Best Ballet Studio International Dance Academy

Managing Editor – Stacey Bomser


Sven is the proud publisher of Our City Weston, Davie Town Times, Pembroke Pines Town Times, Plantation Town Times and Miramar Town Times. These five free magazines bring local community news to 100,000 households each and every month. Sven leads a team of some of the best reporters, sales representatives and graphic artists in the industry.

Stacey has been writing for Our City Weston for ten years. As a longtime Weston resident, she enjoys informing her community of all the wonderful programs and events happening in our town, as well as highlighting the accomplishments of local residents and students. Her work has won her several industry awards and continually earns her many compliments from both readers and community organizations.

Graphic Designers – Barry Stock and Grace Umlauf

The graphic design team’s work is one of the most visual components of our publications. Their creativity and keen eye is evident in all that they do. Our graphics department has been honored with several industry awards for exceptional design.

Office Manager – Gabriela Moscoso

With five magazines to publish each month, plus the annual Best of Weston issue, Gabi plays a pivotal role. As the liaison between all departments, she makes sure that everything runs smoothly.

Account Representatives – Nancy Koval, Joyce Bak, Elaine Christ, Garry Isabelle, Vanessa da Rocha, Kim Mills

Our account representatives are dedicated to serving their clients and community. They spend a considerable amount of time on the road visiting clients and customers. As area residents, they understand the needs of their clients, as well as our readers. This unique blend allows them to act as an outside advisor to their clients, developing effective marketing strategies.

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total circulation is 20,000 . Quantum international Corporation, Dba Our City weston (OCw), is published and direct mailed monthly to prestigious homes in the city of weston verifiable by us Postal statements . additional free copies are available at locations throughout the city of weston and upon request by contacting this newspaper . Opinions expressed by the writers are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the publisher . Quantum international Corporation, Dba OCw reserves the right to edit and/or reject any editorial or advertising content . OCw is not responsible for errors in advertising beyond the cost of the space or for the validity of claims made by advertisers . entire contents copyrighted 2010 by OCw, reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden in any media without prior written permission from the publisher .


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954-476-4419 825 Shotgun Road

he International Dance Academy is known as “Simply the Best!” For the past 13 years it has been one of the preeminent ballet schools in South Florida. Dancers study the acclaimed Royal Academy of Dance method, the most highlyregarded training and examining body for classical ballet in the world. It is the only studio in South Florida offering this prestigious academic program. At the International Dance Academy, the emphasis is on strong technique, which allows for greater artistic freedom. The disciplined environment meets the full spectrum of needs for novice dancers to ballerinas training for professional opportunities. The International Dance Academy serves as a feeder school to the International Ballet Company. The studio produces and directs two full-length productions each year. Its holiday spectacle, The Nutcracker ballet, features a cast of over 100 talented dancers from the tiniest mouse to the beautiful Sugarplum Fairy. The production includes stunning costumes, extravagant scenery and magnificent stage effects. Although recognized as the area’s premier ballet school, the International Dance Academy offers a complete menu of dance classes from Classical Ballet, Pointe and Repertoire to Contemporary. The state-of-the-art studio features three fully equipped air-conditioned dance studios with sprung floors and a friendly, non-competitive environment.

Best Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program SCS WeightLoss System 954-349-2589 1604-A Town Center Boulevard (Located in the Family Practice offices of Cindy Marika, DO)


he SCS WeightLoss System was designed by experts in various fields to address the key components of weight loss and continued weight management. A strong relationship with patients is key to their weight loss success.  With the SCS WeightLoss System, constant contact through weekly visits, texts, emails and phone calls, as well as physician-Supervised  tools will help you effectively lose weight and feel great. After completing a thorough medical evaluation and lifestyle history, a Comprehensive weight loss plan will be recommended. Your diet program, which may include hCG or prescribed appetite suppressants and B12 compounds, will be customized for your personal weight loss goals and Safe caloric needs. For complete support, patients schedule regular appointments with SCS WeightLoss System physicians or staff members. These weekly consultations will assist you when plateaus are experienced, weight loss goals are met and your maintenance plans are set. The team will discuss meal plans, recipes and dining out tips.  SCS WeightLoss System is the Supervised, Comprehensive and Safe way to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. The staff and physicians are there to help you EVERY step of the way as your partners in weight loss.

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Best Cruise Vacation Service Expedia CruiseShipCenters 954-349-1330 302 Indian Trace


hether you’re planning your first cruise vacation or you are a veteran cruiser, the team of professionally trained cruise consultants at Expedia CruiseShipCenters will find you the best cruise at the best possible price. The company’s cruise consultants are all passionate travelers and cruise enthusiasts who can share their experiences to create the best vacation experience for you. Expedia CruiseShipCenters has developed strong preferred relationships with the world’s leading cruise lines in order to provide customers with the best value possible. It offers every cruise option, from the fantastic value of the most popular cruise lines, to luxury and river cruises – all at exclusive Expedia prices. Plus, many vacation packages come with an Expedia bonus which might include an onboard cash credit, Expedia Exclusive Staterooms™, reduced deposit, free upgrade or other special offer. You can count on Expedia CruiseShipCenters for all of your travel needs. Expedia has been a travel and tourism market leader for over 25 years. The company specializes in every vacation possibility over land, sea and air, including customized trips, coach and rail tours, and trip insurance.

Best Chiropractic Office Windmill Health Center Dr. Rick Behar and Dr. Marc Browner 954-217-4881 17160 Royal Palm Blvd., Suite 1


indmill Health Center has been serving the Weston community for over 15 years. It is committed to providing high quality, cost effective chiropractic care. Dr. Rick Behar and Dr. Marc Browner are known for their healing touch and skillful adjustments. The family wellness practice specializes in helping patients heal from neck and back pain, headaches, auto injuries and sports injuries. Through a multi-faceted approach to care, the clinic strives to help patients get pain under control to live a happy and productive life. Windmill Health Center takes the time to educate patients about how the body works and its ability to heal. The practice is based on a conservative, natural, holistic form of chiropractic care in addition to many of the latest technological advancements available today. This includes the use of a revolutionary FDA-cleared Spinal Decompression technology for back pain due to herniated/bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatic leg pain, spinal stenosis and generalized back pain. The practice is pleased to offer patients the Scenar, an innovative solution to effective pain management without drugs. In addition to complete chiropractic care, the practice offers physical therapy, massage services, and aquatherapy in a spa-like atmosphere. It also provides nutritional counseling.

Best Cruise Vacation Agency


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  best of weston 2013 302 Indian Trace, Weston Lakes Plaza Weston, FL 33326

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Chiropractic • Massage Therapy • Accupuncture • Lumbar Disc Decompression • Physiotherapy Spider Kinesio Taping • Kinesiotherapy • RITM Scenar Therapy

Windmill HealtH Center

17160 royal Palm Blvd., Ste. 1 · Weston, Fl 33326

954.217.4881 | Marc J. Browner, D.C. & Rick J. Behar D.C.

PineS Family CHiroPraCtiC 9841 Pines Blvd. Pembroke Pines, FL 954.435.4380

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Best Pediatric Dentist Dr. Yedda Gomes-Ruane 954-384-4560 1608 Town Center Boulevard, Suite B


eautiful smiles start with the loving and caring touch of Dr. Yedda Gomes-Ruane. She has been providing gentle dental care to Weston children since 1995, caring for infants to adolescents up to age 19. Dr. Gomes-Ruane received her DMD from the University of Pennsylvania and her Post Doctoral Degree in Pediatric Dentistry from Temple University, with residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. She obtained an extensive background in behavior management working with special needs and long-term patients. Her nurturing nature led her to expand her practice beyond pediatric dentistry to include hospital dentistry, providing oral rehabilitation to children that cannot be treated in a regular office setting. She is one of the few pediatric dentists in Broward County to perform pediatric dental surgery in local hospitals and surgical centers. Dr. Gomes-Ruane is also educating the next generation of pediatric dentists. She is faculty at Nova Southeastern University. She also volunteers at the Kids In Distress dental clinic.

Best Pediatric Dentist 2013

Best Gymnastics TAG USA Gymnastics 954-384-9393 1951 N. Commerce Parkway


t’s no surprise that TAG USA Gymnastics continues to produce champions. It is the premier gymnastics center in Broward County. TAG USA offers recreational gymnastics classes for children of all ages and skill levels starting with Mommy and Me and Preschool classes held in its toddler play zone. There are beginner through advanced classes for children ages four through 16. All programs are designed to immerse children in athletic gymnastics, increase their self-esteem and help develop their strength, coordination and confidence. For advanced athletes, TAG USA Gymnastics has competitive teams in gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, and cheerleading. TAG USA has won two consecutive USAG State Championships for Level 3 and Level 4. One of the reasons TAG USA Gymnastics is so successful is because of its state-of-the-art training center. The 38,000 square-foot, air conditioned gym provides plenty of space for everyone; there is no sharing of equipment or floor space. TAG USA Gymnastics offers more than just gymnastics. Its birthday parties are always popular, as are its Big Messy Art and Gym Jammers Sports programs. It also offers indoor basketball and adult spin and fitness classes.

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Yedda Gomes-Ruane, D.M.D. 1608 Town Center Boulevard, Suite B, Weston



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Un Nuevo Increible Gimnasio para toda la familia

Best Summer Camp 2012


1951 N. Commerce Pkwy, Weston


Gymnastics & Sports Camps Two Hour Birthday Parties Trampoline - Gymnastics- Basketball 4 Inflatables, Trampolines, Rope In Pit

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Best Waxing Center Green Wave Body Waxing

Best Family Law Attorney Evan H. Baron



954-659-0093 2217 N. Commerce Parkway

954-385-9160 1655 N. Commerce Parkway, Suite 201

n exclusive and natural waxing concept, Green Wave Body Waxing offers a new level of alternative waxing treatments in a clean, serene and professional environment. Its signature European waxing system uses herbal green wax, allowing both women and men to experience gentle and hygienic waxing that leaves the skin nourished, refreshed and silky. Green Wave’s unique and soothing wax experience is a gentle alternative to traditional, sticky and artificial waxes. After the all-natural Fabulous Five-Step Wax Green Wave epilatory process, skin is left smooth and silky, while regrowth is slowly reduced after just a few treatments. This strip-less, European waxing technique is less painful for both women and men, making it the ideal shaving alternative for unwanted hair. It is gentle and hygienic; the wax is never recycled. Green Wave’s most popular services are the signature Brazilian Bikini wax for women and Back and Shoulders wax for men. The exclusive menu features an array of temporary hair removal offerings to please even the most discriminating customer. Loyal clients agree that waxing at Green Wave is safe, hygienic and cost-effective compared to other hair removal treatments available.

amily law matters such as divorce or child custody can be very emotional and difficult events. With over 25 years of experience, Evan H. Baron is uniquely qualified to help you through all the steps of the family law process. He has handled hundreds of family law cases from the simple uncontested divorce to more complicated family law cases requiring the use of child psychologists and forensic accountants. During the free initial consultation, Mr. Baron or one of his family law associates will help you understand all the aspects to consider, including divorce, alimony, child support and child custody, visitation and division of marital property. You will be provided with the information necessary to make an intelligent and knowledgeable decision. From pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreements and uncontested divorce to complex litigation that includes child support, paternity actions, alimony, restraining orders, marital asset valuation, and equitable distribution of assets and liabilities, the law firm of Evan H. Baron and Associates assists clients at all stages of the process. It also represents clients in post-judgment matters, such as child support and alimony modifications.

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Best Real Estate Broker Keyes of Weston 954-389-3459 1535 Three Village Road


he Keyes Company is one of the LEADING REAL ESTATE COMPANIES in the world. For over 80 years this family-owned and operated company has been serving Weston and South Florida. This full service firm specializes in residential, commercial, business and rental properties. It provides all services, from purchase to closing, under one roof, including mortgage and title services. The Weston Real Estate Market has been on a growth pattern for the past several years. In the last 12 months the market has seen an increase in Median list price of 28%, along with a 15% reduction in days on market, a 9% increase in Median price per square foot, and an inventory decrease by 52%! These statistics represent a strong and healthy Weston market, with extremely high demand for inventory. Contact us today for a free Comparative market Analysis.

Voted “Best Full-serVice AnimAl clinic” in Weston We accept pet insurances and Care Credit

Dr. Eduardo Bernal, D.V.M. 4476 Weston Rd. Weston, FL 33331

954.659.9913 Hablamos Español RegisteR at


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Best Animal Clinic All Friends Animal Clinic 954-659-9913 4476 Weston Road


or all of your pet’s needs visit All Friends Animal Clinic. The full-service veterinary facility provides annual check-ups, dental cleanings, surgery, grooming, daycare and boarding. Dr. Eduardo Bernal and his professional staff treat every pet as if it were their own. They are committed to ensuring your pet lives a long and healthy life and that starts with exceptional care. Big or small, they take care of them all. All Friends Animal Clinic provides preventive care including wellness checks and immunizations. Other services include emergency and critical care medicine, microchip, and food therapy. Dr. Bernal even offers house calls. He works closely with cardiologists, dental specialists, dermatologists, radiologists, oncologists, surgeons and ophthalmologists to bring state of the art veterinary medicine to all his patients. The clinic has an in-house laboratory. The in-house pharmacy stocks preventive parasite, flea and tick, and heartworm medicines at competitive prices. All Friends Animal Clinic accepts pet insurances and Care Credit.

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U Music Instruction for Kids of ALL Ages! U World-Class Instructors U Open Seven Days A Week U Renowned Suzuki Method Offered U Parents Can Learn the Same Instrument as Child for Free U Little Mozarts Individual & Group Classes Available U Garage Bands for Advanced Students U Serving Weston Area since 1995

Best Eyecare Specialist Dr. Jane Therrien 954-888-9393 4472 Weston Road


t’s easy to see why Dr. Jane Therrien at Weston Family Eyecare is continually voted Best Eyecare Specialist. She is dedicated to preserving the gift of sight through comprehensive vision care and specialized procedures which are an integral part of her practice. Dr. Therrien specializes in pediatric optometry, specialty contact lens fittings, and the treatment and management of ocular disease. She offers “state of the art” eye care in a warm, caring environment. This includes the use of Wave Contact Lenses and Orthokeratology. Wave lenses are custom designed from the patient’s corneal “fingerprint” to create a custom lens that follows almost every tiny shape of the cornea. This precision offers unrivaled comfort and sharper optics. Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K, is a revolutionary, reversible, non-surgical therapeutic procedure for temporary vision correction. Custom lenses gently reshape the cornea while the patient sleeps, allowing users to go all day without needing glasses or contacts. Dr. Therrien is a board certified Optometric Physician who received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association, and the Broward County Optometric Association.

Best Music Education Jammin’ Kids International Music Academy 954-389-5899 1396-5 SW 160th Avenue

S Affordable Band Instrument Rentals & Accessories


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ince 1995, Jammin’ Kids International Music Academy has been providing affordable, high-quality instruction for almost every instrument. It is the area’s premier music academy, offering on-site lessons for all ages. Students learn in a professional environment, free from distractions and interruptions. It offers group instruction, as well as private and semi-private lessons. Classes are available for guitar, piano/keyboard, drums/percussion, string and wind instruments, as well as voice lessons. Parents have the option to participate in the lesson with their child for no additional cost. Jammin’ Kids is the only music school in the area offering the world-renowned Suzuki method of instruction. It is also the only location offering the Little Mozart’s intro-to-music program for young children. For older students, garage bands offer a unique ensemble opportunity. Students can also participate in monthly in-house recitals, an annual off-site Grand Recital, and other performing opportunities in the community. For customer convenience, Jammin’ Kids is also a retail music center, selling or renting all of the instruments it teaches.

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Our goal for our patients is to provide the best possible eye care through comprehensive vision exams and specialized procedures to enhance each patient’s personal goals, in a warm, caring, and professional atmosphere.


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Best Independent Auto Repair Facility

Great Bear Automotive

954-688-3003 1430 N Park Drive


amily owned and operated Great Bear Automotive is a leader in the South Florida automotive industry. It is committed to treating all of its clients and vendors fairly and honestly. With a full line of automotive diagnostic equipment and ASE factory trained and certified technicians, your car is always in good hands at Great Bear. The staff focuses on saving clients time and money by suggesting and utilizing the most cost effective techniques. In addition, the shop encourages customers to visually inspect the condition of their vehicle with the technician before and after any work is performed. Great Bear provides all auto repairs -- from wiper blades to engine overhauls (including computer/diagnostics) -- for all makes and models, both foreign and domestic. It offers all dealer services including lease and warranty repairs. There is no need to go to the dealer and spend more when Great Bear can do it all for you right here in Weston. Services include auto repair, brake repair, auto diagnostics, oil changes, air conditioning repair and maintenance, and vehicle inspections.

Best Preschool Temple Dor Dorim Early Childhood Center 954-389-1232 2360 Glades Circle


egin your child’s journey through excellence in education at the Temple Dor Dorim Early Childhood Center. The preschool provides a warm, nurturing learning environment for children ages 14 months to five years old. The Early Childhood Center believes that children develop a world of knowledge through creative play. This type of environment stimulates curiosity and fosters a lifelong love of learning. Through a centers-based approach, children are exposed to a language-rich environment that encourages the early skills necessary for reading and writing. The preschool boasts one of the highest kindergarten reading rates in the county. Students are also exposed to programs including music, art, sports, gardening and Spanish. Temple Dor Dorim’s award-winning preschool program has earned a reputation for maintaining the highest standards of excellence in early childhood education. The staff is dedicated to meeting the individual needs of every child while promoting their physical, emotional, social and cognitive growth. Temple Dor Dorim Early Childhood Center is NAEYC accredited, a State Gold Seal Award recipient, and a VPK provider. In addition to preschool, it offers Mommy & Me and Transition classes, as well as aftercare and enrichment classes. During the summer, it offers a camp program for children up to age ten.

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Now Enrolling for School 2013-2014 For children ages 14 months to 5 years old. Mommy & Me and Transition Classes Available Beforecare & Aftercare Summer Camp program to age 10 Afterschool Enrichment Classes up to Age 8 Complimentary Temple Membership For First-Year ECC Families v Curriculum Includes Spanish, Music and Sports v Hablamos Español

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Best Certified Public Accountant Jacqueline F. Rodriguez, CPA

Best Day Spa Spa Alaya



954-389-0729 2625 Weston Road

acqueline F. Rodriguez, CPA, is dedicated to meeting the accounting, bookkeeping, payroll and tax planning needs of small business owners and individuals throughout the Weston area. As a business advisor, Ms. Rodriguez helps clients make the best financial decisions to profit and grow. She and her associates understand the issues small business owners face and take the time to work with each client individually to find personalized solutions to all tax and accounting issues. The firm specializes in accounting and tax preparation services including bookkeeping and financial statements, Quickbooks support, payroll services, incorporation, business valuations and corporate tax return filing for businesses. For individuals, the firm provides individual tax return filing, with free e-filing, and tax planning. Ms. Rodriguez holds a Masters Degree in Science of Taxation and is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants - Weston Chapter. She has more than ten years of experience and specializes in tax compliance for J-1, F-1, H-2B, and E-2 visa holders and treaty based returns for Venezuela, Spain, Canada, Belgium and the UK. 

954-349-5500 250 Racquet Club Road

t Bonaventure Resort & Spa, the name Alaya represents your journey. As you enter the spa’s Zen Garden each experience and service encountered elevates your soul, the foundation of your well-being. The Alaya result is a higher state of an enriched body and mind. At 48,000 square feet, Spa Alaya is one of South Florida’s largest full-service destination spas. It features 30 treatment rooms, separate sauna and steam rooms in each of the men’s and ladies lounge areas, private heated outdoor pool and sunning veranda, a dedicated Pilate’s Studio and a Hot Yoga Room, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center.  Spa Alaya offers a refuge of calm and serenity. Guests will renew the spirit and refresh the mind in this pampering paradise. It offers a full menu of spa services including massage, body scrubs and wraps, facials, nail, hair and makeup services.   Its signature spa services include the Shea Butter Wrap to hydrate and repair sun-damaged skin leaving you with a healthy glow from head to toe. The Oxygen Facial will transform your skin. This state of the art treatment delivers a deep infusion of oxygen and collagen to instantly hydrate and rejuvenate your complexion. An immediate plumping effect is achieved by infusing pure oxygen with essential minerals deep into the cellular structure, leaving your skin healthier from the inside out.

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Best OB/GYN Dr. Michael Augustino

Best Pet Groomer Just About Dogs & Cats



954-384-8668 1605 Town Center Boulevard

954-217-7050 2215 N. Commerce Parkway

r. Michael Augustino, of Gentle Gynecology & Obstetrics, delivers personalized patient care. He believes in his specialty the relationship between patient and physician is of utmost importance, especially in regard to prenatal care. With over 25 years of experience and expertise, he is the doctor Weston women trust for their well-woman care. His services include, but are not limited to: preventative care including annual breast health exams and pap tests; obstetrics (complete prenatal care including high-risk pregnancy); menopause management; family planning and contraceptive counseling; inoffice lab testing and ultrasound; referrals for mammography and bone density screening; and surgical procedures and alternatives including in-office sterilization. His practice was one of the first to offer bio-identical hormone treatment. After exhaustive research, Dr. Augustino determined these natural hormone replacements were safer, healthier and had far less side effects than synthetic hormones, and deliver better results. He offers this individualized treatment to both women and men.

ets need pampering too. Just About Dogs & Cats provides affordable, spa-like grooming services for dogs and cats of all sizes. Groomings typically include a bath with a premium spa quality hypoallergenic shampoo and conditioner designed to condition the coat and skin, followed by hand drying and brushing. The salon uses top-of-theline, high-velocity dryers to give a high quality and full lustrous coat and finish. For breeds that require it, groomings include clipping and styling. Every grooming includes nails, ears, teeth and expressing anal glands (when needed). Extra services include flea and tick treatment, medicated treatment, dematting, and nail polish. Just About Dogs & Cats has created an environment where your pet feels safe, comfortable, and special. Every groomer feels passionate about grooming and loves animals. In addition, all groomers have studied both AKC breed standards and trend grooming.

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Yoga taught by some of South Florida’s finest instructors on the picturesque 18th hole.

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Specializing in: Robotic Surgery / Hysterectomy Bio-Identical Hormones (for Men & Women), Personalized Pre-Natal Care (High Risk Pregnancy)

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Best Dance Studio Pure Energy Dance Centre 954-217-9778 1306 SW 160th Avenue


ure Energy Dance Centre is celebrating its 15th season. Since it first opened in 1998, this studio’s mission has been to promote self confidence and build self esteem, while fostering a love for dance. Pure Energy takes pride in providing an alternative dance education. The studio promotes personal growth in an emotionally secure and encouraging atmosphere. Students of all ages have fun while strengthening and performing new skills. Director and owner Leigh Happel has been teaching dance for over 23 years. She is also a teacher, holding a BA in education/special education. Her teaching background combined with her extensive dance training and love for children has enabled her to develop a unique perspective allowing students to thrive and develop a love for dance. Pure Energy offers classes for ages two and up, starting with a Mommy & Me Transition class. It teaches all genres of dance from ballet and tap to hip-hop. All classes are taught by college-educated instructors with extensive dance training and experience teaching children. Pure Energy recitals are hassle-free and there are no competitions. The studio features raised oak floors to prevent injuries.


Best Pool Service Pool Centers U.S.A. 954-389-9839 15920 State Road 84


he professionals at Pool Centers U.S.A. will keep your pool crystal clear. This full-service pool service and supply company has everything you need to maintain your backyard pool. The company offers weekly, professional pool and spa cleaning services. Do-ityourselfers can stop by to pick up pool cleaning chemicals and supplies. The friendly and knowledgeable staff is always happy to help answer questions and provide advice. Pool Centers U.S.A. also specializes in pool repairs and improvements. It is proud to carry Hayward vacuum systems, as well as other pool products such as pumps, filters, heaters, controls and electronic chlorine generators. The company stocks a variety of pool toys and accessories.

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Best Private School The Sagemont School

954-384-5454 1570 Sagemont Way (Lower School Campus) 954-389-2454 2585 Glades Circle (Upper School Campus)


he Sagemont School is committed to delivering a college-preparatory education in a technologically-rich, supportive, and culturally-diverse learning community. Graduates are sought after by top-tier colleges nationwide and are often the recipients of valuable academic scholarships. Sagemont offers a rigorous academic curriculum for students from preschool through 12th  grade. The Lower School Campus, for preschool to fifth grade, offers core concepts in a creative environment combined with weekly specials that include science, art, music, Spanish, swimming, PE, media and more. The Upper School Campus, for middle and high school, offers a variety a regular, honors and AP course work. In addition, students share in a networked wireless laptop environment where they learn the skills they need to succeed at college and in the future. Students also participate in a comprehensive guidance program for college entrance. The Mountain Peak Academy serves students with diagnosed learning differences.  Sagemont students are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of athletics, arts, extra-curricular activities and community service projects. They have been recognized for their achievements at the local, regional and state levels.


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Best Massage Therapy Bella Vida Mediterranean Spa 954-446-6222 16612 Saddle Club Road


xperience the healing powers of water at Bella Vida Mediterranean Spa. In its unique aqua-treatment tubs, clients soak away stress while reaping the therapeutic benefits. Aqua therapies improve health and beauty by increasing the blood supply, stimulating metabolic activities, relaxing muscles and increasing the body’s natural healing process. Aqua therapy uses the physical properties of water to assist in the client’s healing and exercise performance. Mineral salts, vitamin enriched mud, and seaweed are known to improve the skin. By adding these to the bath, the body absorbs the nutrients and is instantly improved. When it is time to rinse off, clients experience the spa’s “wet” room featuring a state of the art chromo-aromatherapy shower consisting of therapeutic color lighting, aromatherapy, extra large rain showerhead, multiple jets and also a sauna feature to complete the aqua treatment. The day spa offers a complete menu of specialized treatments and services including a lavender scrub, volcanic ash therapy, and sea salt treatments, as well as facials, medi-spa treatments and massage therapy. In addition, Bella Vida provides laser hair removal, electrolysis, and the new P.R. Cell treatment for smoothing cellulite.

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Best Place to Be Seen Weston Branch Library


here is truly something for everyone at the Weston Branch Library. As part of the Broward County Library, the nation’s 9th largest library system, patrons have access to over 3 million library materials. In addition, the library offers a full menu of educational and enrichment activities and courses. Children can enjoy weekly story time sessions and the Wags & Tales reading program. There is an anime club for teens. For adults, the library offers computer classes as well as language programs such as its popular Spanish Café and English Café. It also offers a citizenship studies class and the Byblos book club. Throughout the year, artwork by local artists and student artists is displayed at the library. It also hosts a variety of programs from author talks to magic shows. The 50,000 square-foot facility opened in February 2006. It is located at 4205 Bonaventure Boulevard. Library hours are Monday through Wednesday 10am to 8pm and Thursday through Saturday 10am to 6pm. For more information call (954) 357-5420.

Best Chinese Restaurant Parc 28 954-389-7029 1382 Weston Road


hen it comes to authentic Chinese cuisine, there is none better than Parc 28. It has been a Weston favorite for the past 23 years. The restaurant’s award-winning authentic Chinese menu features everything from wonton soup to Mu Shu Pork and General Tao’s Chicken. Many of these popular dishes are featured on the restaurant’s Special Combo menus, offering more than 20 selections for lunch and dinner. Over the past two decades, Weston’s original Chinese restaurant has evolved along with the community. Parc 28 now serves exotic Malaysian delicacies, as well as some tasty Thai and Indian specialties. Adventurous diners can try seaweed in seafood soup, Malaysian chicken satay and Kari squid. At Parc 28, all food is cooked to order. Patrons can always order to taste, requesting mild, moderate or spicy. And, for those on special diets, all entrees can be prepared steamed and with low sodium soy sauce. Brown rice is also an option, plus there are plenty of vegetarian selections.


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Best Body Toning Center Lorei Body Toning Studio 954-349-3001 2402 Weston Road

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Best Mental Health Professional Alina Gastesi-De Armas, MA, MEd, LMHC 954-384-9373 1625 N. Commerce Parkway, Suite 210


lina Gastesi-de Armas is a licensed mental health counselor and Florida Supreme Court certified family mediator. She possesses the strengths and skills to meet the unique needs of our family-oriented communities including individual, couple and/or family counseling, life coaching, effective parenting and supportive therapy for children and adolescents. She is Clinical Director of A Place For Growth, a bilingual counseling and mediation office dedicated to providing the highest quality marriage and relationship counseling as well as divorce mediation. A Place for Growth offers treatment and management of stress, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, crisis intervention, parenting, and all aspects of substance abuse. Alina Gastesi-de Armas has a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling. Her clinical expertise is in approaching issues directly through the use of several modalities including carefully assigned homework, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Imago Relationship Counseling, Reality/Responsibility Parenting and a multidisciplinary approach to anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. Additionally, her Masters degree in Secondary Education makes her uniquely qualified as a family therapist and mediator.

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Mental Health Services Individual, Couple, & Family Counseling Mediation & Parent Coordination

Alina Gastesi-de Armas, MA, MEd, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Florida Supreme Court Mediator, Parent Coordinator 1625 N. Commerce Parkway, Suite 210, Weston, FL 33326


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Best Cut and Color Salon One80 954-349-4414 1396-3 SW 160th Avenue


Best Invisalign Provider Zombek Orthodontics 954-389-7906 1040 Weston Road #200

alon One80 is about transformation. As the name reflects, here you will experience your personal 180° in the chair. The talented stylists are all specialists in cutting and coloring and have the training and expertise to create the most flattering hair style to compliment and enhance your best features. Salon One80 is a full-service salon offering a complete menu of hair services. Owner Renee Zapata considers her specialty to be color and highlighting, but the salon also offers hair extensions and keratin straightening treatments. She and her exceptional staff attend all the big hair shows and take continuing education classes to keep current on the latest techniques and trends. The salon also offers all nail services, including Gelish and Shellac for nails. Salon One80’s estheticians provide a selection of skin care and facial treatments using the the exclusive Dermalogica product line. Renee takes pride in having created the hair salon version of Cheers. Salon One80 is a place where everyone knows your name and you’re treated like one of the family.


Best Car Care Center Meineke Car Care Center

Best Peruvian Restaurant Sabor Latino

954-385-8696 2629 Weston Road


eineke Car Care Center is your one-stop shop for complete auto repairs, maintenance and tires. The AAA-approved center provides quality automotive care services from honest and professional technicians to ensure your car is in top condition. Keep your car running like new with regular oil changes and maintenance from Meineke. It services all makes and models. Its Master ASE Mechanics are all factory trained and specialize in high-end European automobiles, as well as American and Japanese models. Quality workmanship, a friendly professional staff and quality parts are the reasons Weston drivers rely on Meineke year after year. Meineke promotes routine auto maintenance in order to maintain the factory warranty and keep the vehicle safe, running well, trouble-free, and looking great. Its Car Care Club offers members-only discounts and promotions, as well as the opportunity to earn free oil changes and tire rotations. This location is also home to Tint World, providing computerized auto window tinting, detailing, auto alarms, car stereos and video, custom wheels and auto accessories.


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r. Steven Zombek and his experienced and talented staff have been providing orthodontic services to patients in Weston and surrounding communities for the past 25 years. Zombek Orthodontics’ state-of-the-art orthodontic technology will give you the smile you have always wanted. For those patients who want the benefits of braces without wearing brackets, Dr. Zombek offers Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. These clear aligners are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable acrylic trays that straighten teeth like braces. Dr. Zombek is an Invisalign Premier Preferred Provider. He also offers traditional braces as well as Insignia, which utilizes specialized software and virtual 3D imaging to create customized braces. Dr. Zombek also offers ttemporary anchorage devices, or TADs. These small titanium anchors are used in certain orthodontic cases to help achieve quicker tooth movement with more efficiency and comfort. In addition to cutting-edge technology, Zombek Orthodontics is known for its courteous, professional, and family oriented environment. Dr. Zombek believes patients are more than just another mouth; they are family. He and his staff treat patients with compassion and care.

954-217-1075 2406 Weston Road


avor the delicious flavors of Peru at Sabor Latino. The popular lakeside restaurant specializes in authentic, home-style Peruvian cuisine with a focus on freshness and flavor. Many of the menu items may seem familiar to Weston diners. That’s because Peruvians eat a lot of fusion food; there is a strong Italian and Chinese influence such as the Tallarin Saltado, a Peruvian-style chow mein. The menu also features many classic Peruvian dishes such as the causa appetizers, which feature stuffed smashed potatoes, as well as fresh ceviche. Regardless of what you order, rest assured that it is prepared using only the freshest ingredients possible. Peruvian cooking is very healthy. Most of the food at Sabor Latino is grilled and everything is made-to-order. Traditionally, Peruvian food is very spicy, but the restaurant will prepare it mild if you prefer. The food is not the only thing that is hot at Sabor Latino. It is the place to go for live entertainment in Weston, with diners dancing into the wee hours of the morning on weekends.

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for Children, Teens, & Adults

Your Smile is Our Business


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WESTON Chase Bank Building 1040 Weston Road #200 Weston, Florida 33326 954.389.7906

Specializing in Orthodontics & Dento-Facial Orthopedics

Steven Zombek DMD

HOLLYWOOD Emerald Hills Medical Square 4480 Sheridan Street Hollywood, Florida 33021 954.961.2695

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Best Family Event Weston Winter Safety Expo


housands of people gathered at Tequesta Trace Park for the Weston Winter Safety Expo. Organized by the City of Weston and the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the evening event showcased rescue and law enforcement vehicles. On display were an array of police and fire vehicles, including motorcycles, airboats, Hazmat teams, ladder trucks, and rescue units. A BSO helicopter flew in and landed in the middle of the field, next to a rescue chopper from the U.S. Coast Guard. There was also a Secret Service Presidential Limousine, as well as military vehicles. In addition to the vehicles, there were exhibits from BSO SWAT teams, Marine Units, Bomb Squads, Mobile Command, U.S. Postal Inspectors, the DEA, Homeland Security and the U.S. Air Force Bike Team. The Winter Safety Expo also featured a winter wonderland photo area, a D.J., children’s activities, entertainment, and snow cones. But the star of the show this year was the SNOW! This was the first time this event was held in the winter. The Safety Expo is traditionally scheduled around Halloween, but this year’s program was cancelled because of Tropical Storm Sandy.

Best Use of Local Tax Dollars Weston Symphony Series


resented by the City of Weston in partnership with the Weston Philharmonic Society, the Weston Symphony Series brings world-class musicians to our community. In March, the Symphony of the Americas’ Opera to Broadway featured four internationally acclaimed singers joined the full symphony orchestra for a fabulous performance in celebration of the Symphony’s 25th Anniversary Season with Artistic Director James Brooks-Bruzzese. Under his baton, the maestro took the audience on a musical journey featuring opera music by Wagner, Rossini, Bizet and Puccini with Broadway selections by Rogers & Hammerstein, Bernstein, and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The Symphony Series concludes with a performance by the legendary Dallas Brass on Saturday, April 20th. One of America’s foremost musical ensembles, the Dallas Brass features a unique blend of traditional brass instruments with a full complement of percussion. Their repertoire includes classical masterpieces, Dixieland, swing, Broadway, Hollywood and patriotic marches. The Dallas Brass will be joined onstage for one piece by select high school musicians through the Weston Philharmonic Society’s Music in the Schools program. For more information on the Weston Symphony Series call 954-389-4321 or visit


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Best Summer Camp Camp Chameleon 954-815-9054 Markham Park


t Camp Chameleon, children spend their summer playing, having fun and just getting to

be kids. From its location in Markham Park, Camp Chameleon encourages the enjoyment of the outdoors and teaches children an appreciation for nature. Campers will hike, fish and learn about plants and animals during naturalist-guided tours. Physical activity is emphasized with a variety of non-competitive sports and good old-fashioned games like kickball, wiffle ball, boxball and gaga ball. The camp also promotes participation in creative arts and science projects, music, dance and special events such as camp talent shows. And, of course, it’s not summer camp with Color War! Campers enjoy daily field trips to local pools and aquatic parks, along with other favorite indoor destinations such as bowling, skating, arcades, movies and museums, to name just a few. Camp Chameleon offers programs for students from kindergarten through 8th grade, as well as Counselor in Training program for students entering 9th and 10th grades. All elementary school age campers received Red Cross instructional swimming lessons. Camp Chameleon offers three sessions running June 10th to August 9th. Flexible weekly schedules are also available. Camp hours are from 8:45am to 4pm Monday through Friday, with early care and aftercare available.

Best Veterinarian Miguel E. Cordova, DVM

954-385-8389 2701 Executive Park Drive, Suite 1


r. Miguel Cordova understands the special role your pet plays in your family and is dedicated to being your partner in your pet’s health care. A graduate of the prestigious Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Cordova has been in practice for 20 years. He was the first veterinarian to practice in Weston. His goal is to provide the highest quality veterinary medicine and pet surgery with com-passion and an emphasis on client education. He specializes in providing comprehensive medical, surgical and pet dental care. Dr. Cordova also provides diagnostic and therapeutic services for your pets’ complete health care needs including behavioral counseling for unruly pets. Animal Health Center @ Weston is the result of Dr. Cordova’s careful planning. The state-of-the-art facility was custom designed to provide the best preventive care with modern equipment and many features designed for clients’ comfort and convenience. The facility includes a well-stocked small animal pharmacy, in-hospital pet surgery suite, in-house x-ray capabilities, and a closely supervised treatment area. There are also boarding facilities.

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Best Real Estate Agent Phyllis Scarberry 954-980-3385 EWM Realtors 2000 Main Street


o one knows the Weston real estate market like Phyllis Scarberry. She not only works here, she lives here. According to the longtime Weston resident and South Florida native, the only thing better than living here is using her local expertise and passion for the area to help introduce this amazing community to others. With over 23 years of experience, Phyllis has the expertise and commitment needed to be successful in this competitive real estate market. She has assembled a highly specialized team of professionals to take care of the many details that come with buying or selling a home. Phyllis is committed to keeping her client’s best interests at heart throughout the entire real estate process, whether you are buying an oceanfront condo or single-family home to raise your children. She looks forward to making your next real estate venture as smooth as possible.

Best Sports Medicine Practice South Florida Institute of Sports Medicine 954-389-5900 1600 Town Center Boulevard


atient care is the number one priority at The South Florida Institute of Sports Medicine. Its highly trained physicians, physical therapists, and staff provide patients with the latest medical technology and surgical procedures in order to provide the most comprehensive, state-ofthe-art podiatric, orthopaedic and rehabilitative care. Its physicians are board certified shoulder and knee specialists, foot, ankle and leg specialists, hand surgeons, orthopedic surgeons and physiatrists. The practice specializes in pediatric, adolescent and adult sports medicine. Its areas of expertise include acute and chronic care of musculoskeletal injuries; joint surgery; soft tissue injuries (tendon, ligament and muscle); hand, wrist and microvascular surgery; as well as worker’s compensation, personal injury and motor vehicle accidents. In addition to sports and overuse injuries, the practice also provides fracture care and arthritis care, and treats shoulder dislocations, flatfeet, and plantar fasciitis, among other ailments and injuries. The South Florida Institute of Sports Medicine provides a sincere approach to medical treatment. Patients will receive a thorough evaluation and detailed explanation of their diagnosis and treatment plan. Each patient receives individualized attention and is encouraged to always ask questions. The doctors and therapists at the South Florida Institute of Sports Medicine are your partners in health and wellness.

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Best Pressure Cleaning Smart Choice Pressure Cleaning 954-272-8506


ake the smart choice when it comes to taking care of the exterior of your home. Smart Choice Pressure Cleaning specializes in pressure cleaning driveways, roofs, and houses. Proper maintenance of your property enhances the aesthetic appeal and can help prevent potential health and safety hazards. In addition to pressure cleaning, Smart Choice provides steam cleaning, sand packing of pavers, sealing and staining. Its well-trained staff has the experience and knowledge to keep your property looking its best. In addition to pressure cleaning, Smart Choice offers complete landscape services. The family owned and operated company has served South Florida for over 12 years. Its attention to detail on every job is the key to its success. Call today for a free estimate.

Best Sushi POC American Fusion Buffet and Sushi 954-389-5188 1651 Bonaventure Boulevard


OC American Fusion Buffet and Sushi is a true culinary experience. It offers a variety of dishes from around the world, but the star of the show is definitely its sushi. Master sushi chef Kevin Z honed his skills at renowned restaurants such as Nobu and Sushi Samba. Now sushi lovers flock to Weston to indulge in his delicious and colorful creations. POC’s sushi buffet features over 30 selections of sushi, sashimi and skillfully prepared rolls each day. The selection varies daily, depending on the availability of fresh fish.

Restaurateur Will Lin takes pride in having created the first ever “non-traditional” buffet-style dining restaurant. Diners enjoy made-to-order Japanese hibachi, as well as a bodacious buffet. The hot bar features more than a dozen delicious items, including POC’s famous Grand Marnier Shrimp and other Asian-fusion items. It also offers a selection of American and Latin-inspired dishes such as sweet plantains. The cold bar offers fresh seafood selections including Alaskan Snow Crab legs, oysters and mussels, as well as a small salad bar. Be sure to save room for dessert. POC offers a delicious array of tasty treats and ice cream.


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Dr. Richard Zang O. MD National CCAOM Dipl. Ac; NCBTMB Licensed Acupuncture Physician, Massage Therapist From 3 Generation Chinese Medicine Doctor Family, over 20 years experience Acupuncture (needle with electro-treat & Auricular, Cupping, magnet light, Acu-point injection nutritions). Herbs medicine and Tuina massage (osteopathy adjustment) combination to treat multiple medical categories:

• Relief various pain: headache, pain in back, shoulder, neck, knee, hip, arm, leg & fingers; musculoskeletal & Visceral Diseases cause Neuralgia, Numbness, Tingling & Cramps. • Relief Stress, Anxiety, Depression , Post Stroke & Preventive; Allergy. • Effective treatment for Menopause syndrome/increase hormone, Menstrual problem, Infertility; Sexual Dysfunction, Tonicity body beauty faces Long Life. • Effective Weight Control; Stop Smoking • Auto accident injury • Infantile massage therapy.

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For Example Treatment of: Insomnia, Migrane & Trigeminal neuralgia headache; dizziness, tinnitus, palpitation; sciatica, hernia disk; acute & chronic sprian, contusion, spasm/ cramps; stiffness & tension, numbness; arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome; facial & limb paralysis, atrophy; stroke; hypertension; diabetes; edema; hernia, prolapse of uterus, diarrhea & bleeding, constipation, abdominal distention; menstruation syndrome; malposition, impotence; rhinitis & sinusitis, asthma goiter, hyper & hypo-thyroidism, herpes, zoster, urticaria, gout, etc.

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12555 Orange Drive Crexent Building, Suite 115 Davie, Fl 33330

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Best Cleaning Service Wilma’s Professional Cleaning

Best Picture Framing All Art



ith a reputation for quality, reliability and attention to detail, Wilma’s Professional Cleaning will leave your home or business look looking its best. No job is too big, small or dirty! The experts at Wilma’s do it all. Owner Wilma Downey and her two sisters work as a team to clean every room as if it were their own. It is this old-fashioned approach that has continually earned Wilma’s the title of Weston’s best cleaning service. Wilma’s Professional Cleaning specializes in residential housekeeping. Services include bathrooms, kitchens, windows, floors, dusting, as well as special requests. The company offers weekly, biweekly and monthly service, in addition to move-in and moveout specials. Wilma’s Professional Cleaning prides itself on providing outstanding service at a great rate. Call today for a free estimate. The company is fully licensed and bonded.

954-385-2554 104 Weston Road


ll Art has been serving the Weston community since 1999. Its talented staff will help you select the perfect mat and frame to compliment your artwork. Customers can select from over 2,000 frames and hundreds of mats. There are options for all tastes and budgets from the best brands in the business. All Art offers museum quality framing to preserve precious pieces and valuable collectibles. The shop also offers shadow box framing of oversized items such as guitars, jerseys and sports memorabilia. All Art’s impressive selection is rivaled only by its spectacular service. The shop offers free pick-up and delivery. They’ll even hang your picture for you. Plus, All Art offers 30-minute custom framing. All Art can transfer your personal photos to canvas. It also provides photo restoration. In addition to picture framing, All Art offers custom bathroom vanity mirrors.

W i l m a ’s P ro f e s s i o n a l Clea ning BATHROOMS • KITCHENS • WINDOWS FLOORS • DUSTING • SPECIAL REQUEST


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104 Weston Rd., Weston

Owner/Designer 22 years experience


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Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6:30pm Sat 10am-5pm · Gift Certificates Available

• We frame it all (wedding portraits, posters, custom • 30 minute custom framing • Free pickup and delivery, we’ll even hang it for you! cut mirrors, paints, lithographs, sports collectibles, shadow boxes and much more) • Transfer your personal photos to canvas • Photo restoration available • We also do custom bathroom vanity mirrors

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Best Acupuncturist Dr. Richard Zang

Best Cultural Event Celebrate the Arts

786-797-2221 12555 Orange Drive, Suite 115, Davie


r. Richard Zang is the third generation of his family to practice the traditional art of Chinese medicine, including acupuncture and herbal medicine. He attended school in China, however he also holds a masters degree in health science and Oriental medicine in the United States. He is a Diplomat of Acupuncture, certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Dr. Zang practices both Eastern and Western medicine. Patients receive a physical exam, which may include blood work, as well as a pulse palpitation. This is one of the most complex and important diagnostic techniques used in Chinese medicine. Dr. Zang treats patients through therapeutic techniques such as acupuncture, acupressure and massage therapy. Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used forms of medicine. Originating in China more than 2,500 years ago, it utilizes very thin sterile needles inserted into specific points on the body to stimulate and improve qi (energy) flow. Using acupuncture he can treat pain in the back, shoulders, neck, knee, hip, leg, arm, wrist and fingers. Acupuncture can also help relieve headaches, visceral diseases, menopause symptoms, treat infertility, and much more. As a Chinese medicine practitioner, Dr. Zang is able to prescribe herbal medicine.

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elebrate the Arts recognizes the tremendous talent of Weston’s visual and performing artists. More than 1,000 guests attended the inaugural event, presented by the City of Weston, Arts Council of Greater Weston, and Weston Town Center. Children were encouraged to exhibit their artistic expression at the Young At Art Museum’s open air studio. It featured painting and pottery as well as hat and sticker-crafts. Aspiring musicians of all ages could try out violins, drums, trumpets and other instruments at the “playing patch.” The Weston Art Guild presented an exhibition by its incredibly talented members. These local artists work in a variety of mediums such as oil and acrylic on canvas, watercolor on paper, some acrylic work on wood, photography, stained glass and sculpture. Attendees were give the opportunity to discover their hidden artist at the event. Almost everyone left his or her mark on the giant graffiti wall. Celebrate the Arts also promotes the performing arts in our community. Drama, band and chorus students from both Cypress Bay High School and The Sagemont School performed throughout the afternoon.

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• • Unique learn to swim lessons • small Group lessons • CaMp & private swim lessons • parent & Me programs • adult swim lessons 954-384-4500 • splash parties located at the sagemont school

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✭ free private Kindergarten spanish panish academy after school program ✭ s License # 46530 ✭ sports academy after school program 4466 Weston Rd. Davie, FL 33331 Ph: 954.349.2127 ·Fax: 954.349.6827

Best Swim School The Swim Academy

Best Bilingual Preschool My Little Genius



954-384-4500 1570 Sagemont Way

he Swim Academy is South Florida’s highest rated learn to swim program. Its nationallyrecognized teaching methods boast a 100% success rate. Water safety is its number one priority. The Swim Academy’s lessons teach very young children the techniques to hold their breath, swim to the wall, pull themselves out of the water or float on their backs — teaching them to save themselves, and giving rescuers more time to reach them. The Swim Academy’s experienced, certified instructors see extraordinary progress in their students as a result of these unique swim lessons. In an atmosphere of patience and love, each child will learn to swim in addition to building self-esteem through repeated success. Its unique, positive style of teaching keeps children safe, swimming, and always smiling in the water. The Swim Academy offers programs for all ages and abilities beginning as early as six months old. Programs include private lessons, small group and semi-private group lessons, one-on-one training, and developmental swim clubs. Advancement is based on age, skill level and experience. The Swim Academy focuses on building skill sets for those swimmers who demonstrate intermediate or more advanced swimming capabilities. It also offers “SplashTastic” swim birthday parties. 

954-349-2127 4466 Weston Road

y Little Genius offers children a bilingual preschool education. Students are immersed in the Spanish language and can become fluent speakers. Students in the youngest classes (one and two-years-old) will receive instructions in Spanish during all activities. They will be given basic vocabulary and some instructions and songs in English. Children in the three-year-old classes will work with sentences and more complex vocabulary, with the class taught in both Spanish and English. The state-funded VPK program is taught in English. The curriculum is a discovery-based learning experience that gives each child the opportunity to move through specially designed learning centers or areas of his or her own level of interest and ability. The curriculum focuses on learning concepts and skills through hands-on experiences and activities. My Little Genius has ten work areas which students rotate through with their teacher. These include core subjects such as language arts and science, as well as art, cooking and computers. Children love the school’s enormous outdoor playground. It features an assortment of climbing structures and slides, play houses and ride-on toys. In addition to playground time, students participate in sports and physical fitness programs.

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Best Overall Salon Helen Charles Salon London

Best Asian Fusion Restaurant Confucio Express



Best Regional Weight Loss Center Physicians Weight Loss Centers

Best Furniture & Art L’angolo

954-349-9220 1660 Market Street

t’s not surprising that Helen Charles Salon London is voted Best Overall Salon year after year. The full-service salon offers a complete menu of professional hair services, as well as skin care, waxing, nail services and massage. Owner Helen Charles boasts 36 years of experience as a hair fashion designer, master stylist and innovative colorist. She owned and operated four salons in London before bringing her creative concept to Weston and opening Helen Charles Salon London. Helen has cultivated a team of professionals who pride themselves on delivering a high standard of customer service – going above and beyond all expectations. All service providers are hand picked for their outstanding talents and exceptional educational background. From dimensional color to the latest cutting techniques, Helen and her team inspire individuality and promise versatility. The Helen Charles Salon London offers a warm yet chic and contemporary atmosphere nestled in the heart of Weston Town Center.

954-680-2001 15661 Sheridan Street #C1, Davie 954-318-0555 252 S. University Drive, Plantation


hysicians Weight Loss Centers is committed to helping promote a healthier lifestyle through proper weight management. More than 1.5 million dieters have achieved tremendous success on its weight loss and weight management programs. Not every person responds to the same diet in the same way, or loses weight at the same rate. That’s why Physicians Weight Loss Centers has developed six distinct and effective weight loss systems to meet different lifestyle needs. Physicians Weight Loss Centers provide a comprehensive approach to weight management. Every client receives a personalized consultation and personal weight loss plan to best fit his/her lifestyle. The flexible meal plans offer choices, which allow for dining out and special events, so that clients can manage their diet with ease. In addition, the company has developed more than 65 specialized weight loss and nutrition products designed to help clients lose pounds and inches quickly and effectively. As an added benefit, Physicians Weight Loss Centers’ counselors are the best in the industry. Many have been through the program as clients, so they have gained a unique understanding and empathy that enables them to effectively support, guide, and encourage clients in reaching their goal weight. For weight loss that never fails, visit Physicians Weight Loss Centers.


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954-513-4500 1384 SW 160th Avenue

onfucio Express serves gourmet Chinese cuisine with a Latin influence. It is a modern twist on Jardines de Confucio, a famous fine dining restaurant in Colombia. Confucio Express uses the same recipes, but serves them in a casual yet modern dining atmosphere. Confucio Express is committed to freshness. All food is made from scratch and prepared the moment you place your order. One of its signature dishes is the Confucio Especial Fried Rice. It is prepared with a special secret house sauce that makes it different than any other Chinese fried rice. It comes with plenty of fresh shrimp, barbecue pork, ham, and chicken. The restaurant also serves Mongolian Beef and Chicken, Curry Chicken, Shrimp, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Honey Garlic Chicken, and much more. For those watching what they eat, the restaurant offers a fitness menu. Confucio Express offers dine-in, carry out and delivery. The restaurant promises “gourmet Chinese food at your door in a timely manner.”

954-384-9031 2222 Weston Road


’angolo is more than just a furniture store. It is the perfect fusion of art and design. Its friendly and knowledgeable staff of professional design consultants will work with you to help create your ideal living space.

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L’angolo is pleased to provide the highest quality Italian furniture to its Weston clientele. The store is committed to offering top quality products that make a staple in furniture fashion. It is proud to offer an exclusive and exquiUso en Lapiceros site range of high quality modern furniture for living rooms, bedrooms, dinMaterial POP ing rooms and more. In addition to its unique blend of stylish furniture, the design showroom angolo also Lfeatures a handpicked selection of accessories, lighting, and art. Furniture & Art Furniture & Art L’angolo’s design professionals are focused on meeting and exceeding customer expectations. They offer competent and creative responses to every demand, from the start of a project to the end of the sale. Additional services include space planning, consulting and decorating. Uso en Prensa Blanco y Negro L’angolo offers the highest quality Italian furniture, art and accessories with a wide selection of styles and prices to match any budget.

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inDian Trace shopping mall (same plaza as WesTon 8 cinemas)

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Best Argentinean Steakhouse La Rural

Best General Dentist Dr. Heather Hosseini



Best Medical Spa Bellissimo Medical Spa

Best Diagnostic Imaging Center Broward Health Weston



954-389-5009 2346 Weston Road

a Rural Argentine Grill serves the best steaks this side of Buenos Aires. The steakhouse started as a small grocery and butcher selling premium cuts of Certified Black Angus Beef. It began with one table in the back and quickly grew into a full-service restaurant. While you can still shop its gourmet market, La Rural now offers a complete menu of Argentinean-style steaks and fine wines, along with a selection of Italian dishes. The house specialties include the Entraña (skirt steak), Vacio (flap meat), and the Gaucho’s favorite, Asado de Tira (short ribs). For a true taste of Argentina, try the Tablita La Rural. This grilled sampler platter features Chorizo Argentino (cured pork sausage), Morcilla (blood sausage), Mollejas (sweetbreads), Salchicha Parrillera (pinwheel sausage) accompanied by grilled peppers and marinated artichoke hearts. La Rural’s famous empanadas are a great way to start any meal, or top one off with one of the restaurant’s authentic Argentinean pastries for dessert. The ambience of this intimate establishment is further enhanced by the restaurant’s waterfront dining. La Rural is open for lunch and dinner every day except Tuesday.

954-384-8989 2665 Executive Park Drive, Suite 3

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r. Heather Hosseini has been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry in Weston since 1989. She is committed to transforming lives one smile at a time. Dr. Hosseini and her friendly professional dental staff provide a complete menu of dental procedures. Her services include examinations and cleanings, deep cleanings (periodontal), x-rays, fillings (white only), crowns, lava crowns, porcelain veneers, bridges, implants and dentures. The office also provides teeth whitening. Dr. Hosseini’s care for people does not begin and end with dentistry. She is a leader in the community. She was recognized by the United Nations Florida Chapter for her work in promoting racial unity. She is the co-founder of The Institute for the Healing of Racism in Broward County. She lectures and holds workshops on race/cultural relations for groups such as the FBI, the Dade and Broward County Multi-ethnic Advisory Board, National Associations for Community Justice, the NAACP, and the Juvenile Justice Board. Your smile says a lot about you. Let Dr. Hosseini give you that perfect smile. 

954-217-3300 2300 N Commerce Parkway

everse the signs of aging at Bellissimo Medical Spa. This all-inclusive facility puts everything you need for health and wellness under one roof. It provides preventative and personalized healthcare by board-certified doctors, as well as a full menu of skincare services and antiaging treatments. Dr. Jean-Claude Nerette and his team focus on the optimization of health by achieving hormonal balance. They are among the select few practitioners that specialize in bio-identical hormone replacement using pellets to achieve hormonal balance. In their thorough medical approach, they prescribe nutraceuticals, supplements and other natural hormones to balance the often forgotten organs such as the adrenals and thyroid. Bellissimo Medical Spa also provides the latest in aesthetic medicine in order to make you look as good as you feel. It offers a range of fillers, as well as specialized chemical peels, dermaplaning and facials to exfoliate, detoxify and stimulate collagen. The med spa now provides Platelet Rich Plasma which is a great way to use your own body’s healing and stimulating power. Bellissimo Medical Spa takes pride in delivering state-of-the-art medical and aesthetic treatments while providing outstanding customer service in a relaxing spa environment. If you are ready to make a change in your health and appearance, call for a free consultation.


954-389-9500 1040 Weston Road, Suite 225

he Diagnostic Imaging Center at Broward Health Weston offers quality trained medical attention in a convenient, comfortable atmosphere. Because the Diagnostic Imaging Center offers many services performed with high-performance imaging equipment, patients can expect prompt turn around time (within 24 hours) on most diagnostic reports. Walk-ins are welcome for routine exams, and for diagnostic procedures the center is open seven days a week. Broward Health Weston is the first healthcare facility in Broward County, and one of the first in the country, to install the Siemens Somatom Definition AS+ 128 Multi-Slice CT scanner. It’s the world’s first CT Scanner to adapt to virtually every patient and clinical need and provides imaging for most types of diagnostic exams, including vessel imaging, cardiac tests and cancer staging. It significantly reduces radiation exposure with unprecedented image quality. Broward Health Weston is committed to the lowest radiation dose possible supporting the Image Gently and Image Wisely campaigns. The Diagnostic Imaging Center at Broward Health Weston, along with the Women’s Center, also offer MRI and Breast MRI, Digital Ultrasound, Digital Mammography, Digital Bone Densitometry, diagnostic imaging and general fluoroscopy.

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General & Cosmetic Dentistry Dr. Heather G. Hosseini, D.D.S.

“Transforming Lives One Smile at a Time” • Examinations

and Cleaning

• Fillings • X-Rays

Serving Weston for Over 25 Years

• Crowns

(Cosmetic) • Implants • Dentures/Bridges

1040 Weston Rd., Ste. 225 Weston, fL 33326

954-389-9500 55


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• Cleaning (D1110) • Two X-Rays (D0272) • Comp. Exam (D0150)

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We offer the most advanced imaging technology, accredited by the American College of Radiology, including:

128 MULTI-SLICE CT SCAN 1.5 TESLA MRI DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY DIGITAL ULTRASOUND X-RAY Our services also include Digital Bone Densitometry, Fluoroscopy and General Diagnostic Imaging. We’re committed to reducing radiation exposure—supporting the Image GentlySM and Image WiselyTM campaigns.

Because we like nothing better than a picture of good health. 954.217.3305


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Best Pet Sitter Pet Sitting at Weston

Best Dermatology Practice Skin and Cancer Associates




954-349-3376 17170 Royal Palm Boulevard

here’s no need to worry about your pets when you’re away. Pet Sitting at Weston provides personalized pet care in your home. Each visit includes plenty of love, care and play time. The family-owned business has been serving the community since 2005. Whether you need your dog walked while you are at work or someone to feed your fish and cats while you are on vacation, Pet Sitting at Weston does it all. They will even retrieve your mail and newspapers, water houseplants and perform security checks on your home. Pet Sitting at Weston cares for pets with fur, fins and feathers. In addition to dogs, their clients include cats, exotic birds, fish, turtles, chameleons and hamsters. Because they are true animal lovers, Pet Sitting at Weston helps place dogs and cats for adoption. It also organizes an annual pet food drive to benefit the Broward County Animal Care & Regulation Division. This agency provides shelter to lost and surrendered animals and promotes successful adoptions that enhance the lives of companion animals and their humans.


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f you’ve got skin then you’re at risk for skin cancer. The experts at Skin and Cancer Associates take a total skincare approach to dermatology. Doctors Gregg Wilentz and Shani Studnik provide state-ofthe-art dermatological care, while the practice’s highly experienced estheticians offer a complete menu of skin rejuvenation and anti-aging treatments. Dr. Wilentz and Dr. Studnik specialize in treating all dermatological conditions, providing comprehensive care of the skin, hair and nails. They offer skin cancer screening and treatment, including MOHS Micrographic treatment. This advanced procedure is the most exact and precise means of removing skin cancer. It offers the highest cure rate and has the lowest chance of re-growth, plus it minimizes the potential for scarring. Skin and Cancer Associates also boasts an onsite Aesthetic Center. This tranquil retreat specializes in preventative skin care. It offers a complete menu of spa services designed to reverse the signs of aging including facials, microdermabrasion and peels, as well as laser hair removal and electrolysis.

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Best Summer Sports Camp Mark at the Park


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oach Mark Logsdon, a physical education teacher at Indian Trace Elementary School, understands the importance of engaging children in exercise while promoting good sportsmanship and teamwork. He also knows the importance of having fun. That’s why his Mark at the Park Fun Fitness Camp is the most popular summer sports camp in town. Campers enjoy an action-packed day camp program that includes exciting games, stimulating activities and fun-filled field trips. Xtreme Dodgeball and Capture the Flag are always popular picks with campers. Summer rain showers never stand in the way of the fun and action. On rainy days, campers get their game on playing indoor Pilo Polo Hockey and other activities in the camp’s air-conditioned facilities. When it comes to summer sports camps, Mark at the Park is a real winner. Sessions run from June 10th to August 2nd. Camp hours are 8am to 5pm; half-day sessions are available.



Thank You Weston For Voting Us The Best Sports Summer Camp! XTREME Dodgeball!

Best Photographer Weston Photography Studio 954-888-4544 2750 Glades Circle, Suite 700


hotography is all about capturing the moment, and no one does this better than the professionals at Weston Photography Studio. With over 25 years of experience, it is the preferred photographer for special occasions and studio portraits. Weston Photography Studio offers a professional artistic approach. The studio is recognized for customized service and fine quality. The company employs the finest professional photographers in town, whose passion for photography creates priceless memories that will last a lifetime. It specializes in on-site services for weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs and other special occasions. Its portrait studio provides services for engagement, maternity, newborn, birthday, first communion, high school seniors, and family portraits. It also offers catalogue and corporate photography services. The highly talented photographers shoot with high mega pixel digital cameras. This allows clients to view their pictures online via a secure, private website. The company also has an in-house photographic lab.

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Coach Mark Logsdon · 954-372-6362 Where: Indian Trace Elementary When: June 10 - August 2 Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm 

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Best Charitable Event JAFCO Spirit of Life Luncheon


or the past ten years the Weston/West Broward Chapter of JAFCO (Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options) has hosted the Michelle Goldstein Spirit of Life Luncheon. It honors those women who are making a difference in the lives of JAFCO’s children.

JAFCO is a one-of-a-kind organization providing programs and services for at-risk children and their families including family preservation, foster care, adoption, emergency shelter, group home, independent living, and mentoring special needs programs. The Spirit of Life Luncheon is named in honor of Michelle Goldstein, a young woman whose life was tragically ended during the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center. It was created to celebrate her life and love of children. Michelle had been actively involved with JAFCO. The annual luncheon takes place at Weston Hills Country Club. It features a fabulous boutique with unique vendors followed by a delicious lunch. Other highlights include the Godparent Pinning Ceremony, silent auction and raffle. All proceeds benefit JAFCO.

Best Hospital Cleveland Clinic Florida

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unset Grill serves American classics with a Latin flair. The restaurant, located within the Bonaventure Country Club, is known for its delicious food and live entertainment. The chefs express their culinary creativity with a twist on traditional American comfort foods. For instance, the house specialty Miami Latin Burger features a top sirloin, chuck and chorizo sausage burger with caramelized onions, jalapeno relish and red pepper mayo. The Chorizo Flatbread features spicy chorizo sausage, roasted red peppers, onions, black olives, and mozzarella cheese with a drizzle of olive oil. The entrees include a selection of pastas, chicken, seafood, beef and pork. The Latin flair is evident in the Margarita Chicken. It features chicken tenderloins skewered, marinated in Sunset Grill’s signature margarita mix, grilled to perfection and topped with a hint of lime zest, cilantro, salt and pepper, topped with a bed of black beans and rice. The Churrasco Skirt Steak is a 10 ounce steak, marinated to perfection, with chimi churri sauce and served with Spanish rice and sweet plantains. Even the side dishes balance both cultures with tostones as an option, along with a baked potato or broccoli, among others. Thursday night is Latin Night at Sunset Grill with live music and salsa and meringue dancing, along with a paella dinner and carafes of sangria.

954-389-0222 2700 Glades Circle, Suite 105

leveland Clinic Florida is continually recognized for excellence. It ranked second among the 18 best hospitals in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2012-2013 metro area rankings. Cleveland Clinic Florida has achieved high performing designations in nine specialties regionally: cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, pulmonology and urology. Its gastroenterology specialty has been ranked nationally. In addition, Cleveland Clinic Florida continually ranks nationally within the top 100 hospitals in the National Benchmarks Study by Thomson Reuters. For the past six years it has received the Heart Failure and Stroke GOLD PLUS Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The multi-specialty, academic medical center integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. It has more than 215 physicians with expertise in 40 specialties. The Weston campus is full-integrated and includes diagnostic centers, outpatient surgery, and a 24-hour emergency department located within the state-of-the-art hospital.


954-335-8900 200 Bonaventure Boulevard

Best Travel Agency Weston Travel Services

954-689-5000 1-800-639-DOCTOR 2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard


Best American-Latin Fusion Restaurant Sunset Grill


eston Travel Services has been serving the community for more than a decade. The professional, bilingual staff provides a high level of customer service to leisure and corporate travelers. The full-service agency specializes in cruise vacations and ski packages, as well as tours of Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean. They can create a custom itinerary for you and will take care of every detail from airfare to hotel and car rental reservations. Weston Travel Services takes pride in planning vacations that exceed clients’ expectations. Travel is an investment. Spend it with someone you trust.

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Best Relocation Specialist Wendy Scheppke Cell: (954)326-5335 · (954) 384-8546 Solomon Homes 1825 Main Street


endy Scheppke takes the pain out of moving. As someone who has moved around a lot, including two cross-country moves, she knows what it’s like to move to a new town, not know the lay of the land, and suddenly have to decide where to live and raise your family. Her relocation services are specifically tailored to each client. Buyers who are new to the area depend on Wendy to provide valuable information on everything from neighborhoods to schools to the local lifestyle. She also works with our local residents who are moving out of state, or to other areas in South Florida. In most relocation situations, there is a need to sell the home quickly and for top dollar in order to be able to purchase a new home in the new location. With more than 15 years of Real Estate experience, Wendy is results-driven with a successful record in structuring and closing deals, including analyzing opportunities, developing financial projections, and negotiating contracts.

Best Kitchen Remodel Kitchen Designs & More 954-389-5991 2330 Weston Road


itchen Designs & More pours its heart into every project it does. With a combined experience of over 100 years, KDM is Florida’s leading kitchen company. Owners Nora and Elliott Landman take pride in providing customers the best value when it comes to enhancing the beauty of their home through the latest trends in kitchen design. KDM takes into consideration the budget, needs, family size, and family’s lifestyle to create a one-of-a-kind dream kitchen for each of its clients. The KDM showroom in the Waterway Shoppes features full-scale models showcasing the company’s quality cabinetry styles and craftsmanship, along with eye-catching and unique designs. The Landmans have searched the market to bring clients the best brands in the industry with all products under one-roof, including custom cabinetry, appliances, countertops, backsplashes, cabinet hardware and plumbing fixtures. As the name suggests, Kitchen Designs & More does much more than just kitchens. The company also specializes in bathrooms, wall-units, libraries, offices, bars, even outdoor kitchens. If you can dream it, Kitchen Designs & More can design and build it.

Cellular: (954) 326-5335 Office: (954) 384-8546

Wendy Scheppke Broker Associate

What they’re Saying “When we relocated back to Florida from abroad, we had very specific, unconventional needs for our dream house, and Wendy worked tirelessly, creatively, optimistically, and enthusiastically until we found The One. Every showing felt less like going out with a realtor and more like spending time chatting with a friend! We will recommend her again and again!” The Herthel Family

“Wendy sold our home in Weston and helped us purchase our new home in Parkland. She made both sales seamless and easy. We depended on her expertise, persistence, and calm assuring attitude throughout the entire process.” -- The Schapiro Family

“We were so glad to have Wendy as a realtor in Weston! Selling a house can be a stressful experience, but Wendy took us by the hand on every single step of the process and her patience, attention to detail and market knowledge made us feel calm and confident we were getting the best possible deal.” -- The Nobrega Family 1825 Main Street • Weston, FL 33326


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World class care in South Florida For decades Cleveland Clinic has been synonymous with the finest in healthcare. Our focus has been on research, education, pioneering innovations - all with the aim of delivering medical breakthroughs to the people we care about most - our patients.

A unique model of medicine offering: • A collaborative team approach • Expert physicians • State-of-the-art technology • An academic environment • Highly personalized care • Advanced treatment options • A secure, electronic medical records system

800.639.DOCTOR Weston • West Palm Beach Coming soon to Palm Beach Gardens and Parkland

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