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Time Capsule - The Town of Davie will seal a time capsule, which will be opened and shared with the future residents of Davie in the year 2061. The event will be held at the Davie Woman’s Club, 6591 Orange Drive. Free admission. There will be coffee, cake, live music, and plenty of stories. For information, call 954-797-1163 or visit www.davie-fl.gov.

6th Pancake Breakfast - The South Florida Trailer Riders, in cooperation with the Town of Davie will hold its Annual Pancake Breakfast, Tack Sale, and Craft Sale, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Robbins Lodge, 4005 Hiatus. For information, call (954) 252-4731.

12th America Recycles - Learn about reducing, reusing and recycling at America Recycles Day 2011, at Vista View Park, 4001 SW 142 Ave, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be games, prizes, crafts for kids, plant giveaway, booths, hybrid cars, food, pet adoptions and free electronics recycling. For information, call 954-765-4999 or visit www.broward.org/waste.

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Daddy/Daughter Dinner - The Cooper City Recreation Department is hosting its annual Daddy / Daughter Dinner at 6:30 p.m., at Pioneer Middle School. The event is open to girl’s 2nd grade and up and their fathers. Participants must provide proof of Cooper City residency. The evening includes dinner, dancing and fun. For information, call 954-434-4300, ext. 233 or visit www.CooperCityFL.org.

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Road, in Davie. Admission is free. For information, call 954-797-1163 or visit www.davie-fl.gov. Pioneer Day Reenactments and Tours - Learn how residents lived and worked in Davie during the early 1900’s at the Old Davie School, 6650 Griffin Rd. Free Admission. For information, call 954-797-1163 or visit www.davie-fl.gov.

30th Winter Holiday Tree, Menorah & Kinara Decorating Contest - The Town of Davie invites schools and civic groups to participate in the 23rd Annual Holiday Tree, Menorah and Kinara Decorating Contest, at the Davie Town Hall. Decorating begins at 9 a.m. For information, visit www.davie-fl.gov.

Dec. 2nd Light Up Cooper City - Greet the Holiday Season during Light Up Cooper City, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Cooper City’s Memorial Park, located between City Hall and the Community Center on 90th Avenue. Enjoy the mini twinkle lights and luminaries, community youth performances, children’s activities, an indoor craft show, and visit with “Santa” at the gazebo. Bring a donation of canned food items to benefit the needy. For information, visit www.coopercityfl.org.

Dec. 4th 19th Family Bike Ride and Safety Day - Enjoy a relaxing day of bike riding with the family. Event begins at 8:30 a.m., at Robbins Lodge, 4005 Hiatus Road. For information, call 954-797-1163 or visit www.davie-fl.gov. Town of Davie Police & Fire Expo - Learn all about the police and fire departments and their vehicles, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Davie Police Station, 1230 S. Nob Hill Road. Free Admission. For information, call 954-797-1163 or visit www.davie-fl.gov.

Pre-Holiday Bazaar - Find the perfect holiday gift at Boy Scout Troop 636’s PreHoliday Bazaar, at New Horizon United Methodist Church, 5741 S. Flamingo Rd in SW Ranches, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call 786-417-6682.

Harvest Drive - The Harvest Drive will provide 2,000 families in Broward County with a complete Thanksgiving dinner, plus a week’s worth of groceries. The gym at Western High School will be open for the community to donate food, gently used clothing, toys and bicycles on Nov. 16, from 3 to 9 p.m. and Nov. 17, all day long. For information, visit www.harvestdriveflorida. com or call 954-444-5548.

Town of Davie Green Fair - On Nov. 19 and 20, join friends and neighbors at the Town of Davie Green Fair. Discover new green products; learn how to create less waste; visit approximately 100 craft & plant vendors; and enjoy the stage entertainment throughout the weekend. Event is at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, 4271 Davie

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Winter Holiday Lighting of the Greens and Snow Play - Visit a display of thousands of lights, over 50 beautifully adorned holiday trees, menorahs, and kinaras. Free traditional refreshments, holiday magic show, and twenty tons of holiday snow. Have your picture taken with Santa in the Council Chambers, for a small fee. Jingle Bell Parade, put on by the South Florida Trail Riders. Free petting farm, bounce houses, climbing walls and more! For information, call 954-797-1163 or visit www.davie-fl.gov.


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3 males/females so that each age is competing he official triathlon season ended against each age (i.e. 5-year-olds against 5-yearlast month, but kids still have an opportuolds, all the way up to 15). nity to participate in one more event. The The South Florida Sea Dragons will be parBroward College I Tri’d 5 to 15 Kids Triathlon will ticipating in the triathlon. The Cooper City team take place on the Broward College Central Campus, provides kids, ages 8 to 14, with a fun, safe way to 3501 SW Davie Rd., in Davie, on November 20, train for triathlons. Its members range in ability at 7 a.m. from beginner to advanced. “Kids do not have to Kelle Burke, managing director of the race, be super athletes to participate in a triathlon,” said organized a kids triathlon in Pompano in September. team coach Maria Supik. “If they can run, bike When it was over, she received an overwhelming and swim, they can enter. These are three sports response from people asking for another one. The that most kids do well.” triathlon at Broward College Central has space for Supik coaches the kids Monday through Thursday up to 200 kids. “The event encourages kids to live on a rotating schedule. Training consists of one a healthy lifestyle by participating in a little swimday of biking, one day of running and two days of ming, biking and running,” said Burke. swimming. They practice running and biking at The course is specially designed for the children. local parks and meet once a month at Oleta River The swim is in a pool; the bike is on a paved road, State Park or Markham Park to get exposure to and the run is on the pathways on campus. There different terrains. They swim at the Cooper City will be plenty of staff and volunteers available to Pool with the Cyclones Swim Team and also work assist all of the participants. “We want to make The Sea Dragons will be participating in the kids triathlon in Davie. on transitions and conditioning. The team has sure it is a fun and positive experience for the kids,” said Burke. The course is also already traveled to participate in two triathlons this year. “I am excited that there will spectator-friendly, so parents can watch as their children participate. be a local youth triathlon to introduce this exciting sport to this area.” The course and age categories are broken down by age appropriate distances. Five- to six-year olds will swim .25 yards, bike .5 miles, and run .3 miles. Seven- to eleven-year F o r e v e n t i n f o r m a t i o n , v i s i t w w w . i m a t h l e t e . c o m /e v e n t s / olds will swim 100 yards, bike 2 miles, and run .5 miles. Twelve- to fifteen-year-olds ITrid5to15KidsTriathlonHostedbyBrowardCollegeCentralCampus. For information will swim 200 yards, bike 4 miles, and run 1 mile. Awards will be broken down by top on the Sea Dragons, call 786-553-2763 or send an email to sfseadragons@hotmail.com.

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Spa Day Makes It Possible to Touch Hearts ous agencies such as: Family Central, Children’s Home Society, ChildNet, Chai Lifeline, American Heart Association, Jewish Family Services, Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County, Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center and more. It provides year round assistance to a small group of families, keeping their refrigerators stocked and helping with special circumstances. During Back to School, the Foundation fills backpacks with supplies for children throughout South Florida. Everyone is a volunteer; Touch A Heart’s Deborah Perlman and Lori Samuels there are no paid posi- “adopt” families throughout Broward County. tions. Many of the Foundation’s volunteers are youth, who volunteer in return for service hours. They get involved with the wrapping, shopping and delivering, as well as many other projects. Members of the business community have also adopted a family(s) as a corporate donation.

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(l to r) Johnathan Claderone, District Executive; Jeff Gravenstreter, son; James Gravenstreiter; Jon Gravenstreiter, Grandson and Bob Peyton, and District Chairman.

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The season’s second show, The Tale of the Allergist’s he Actors Community Theatre of Davie Wife by Charles Busch, tells the story of Marjorie Taub, a will kick off its 2011-2012 season this month with wealthy New York culture maven experiencing a mid-life the production of one of the greatest plays of all crisis. When a close childhood friend reappears, Marjorie time - The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. The and her husband are introduced to a variety of startling play focuses on the Wingfield family: faded Southern new experiences. Performances are February 17, 18, 24 belle Amanda, her fragile daughter Laura, and cynical, & 25 at 8 p.m. and February 19, 25 & 26 at 2 p.m. yet loving, son Tom. A gentleman caller’s visit to the The last show in the season is Everything in the Garden Wingfield home changes the lives of all in the family in by Edward Albee (adapted from Giles Cooper). It is fascinating and unexpected ways. Performances will be about Jenny and Bernard Acton, upwardly mobile subheld on November 12, 18, & 19 at 8 p.m. and November urbanites who lack only money to be truly happy. Jenny 12, 13, 19, & 20 at 2 p.m. is offered a “career” which stands to provide her and her The Actors Community Theatre, located at the Davie husband with the funds to finance the lifestyle of which Pine Island Multi-purpose Center, has provided residents they have dreamed and is surprised by what she finds. with a way to enjoy local theater since 2000. It all started Performances are May 18, 19, 25 & 26 at 8 p.m. and May when the Davie Town Council requested that an ad appear 20, 26 & 27 at 2 p.m. in the Town’s local paper asking for thespians. Several Alice Cooperton has attended many of the producpeople responded and became the nucleus for the Town’s John F. Hernandez and Lauryn MacGregor in last year’s tions. “It is a great way to see some wonderful plays and production of A Streetcar Named Desire. first community theatre.   you cannot beat the price,” said Cooperton. “The plays The volunteer group is funded by the Town of Davie and run by its Board of are always very professionally done.” Directors. The board’s script committee selects three shows to produce every year and then sends out audition notices throughout South Florida. The director chooses cast All productions are held at the Davie Pine Island Multi-purpose Center, 3801 S. members, who have ranged in age from 6 to more than 80. Some are first-time actors, Pine Island Rd. Tickets are $12 at the door; $10 in advance or $8 for groups of 10 or while others have been acting for years. The plays are performed over two consecutive more. For information, call 954-473-0372 or 954-797-1153, send an email to actofweekends and often sell-out. davie1999@yahoo.com or visit www.davie-fl.gov.

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community news Davie Goes Green on America Recycles Day By Debby Teich

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ing, bounce houses, and pet adoptions. Visitors can enter for a chance to win a refurbished laptop computer from ARC Broward. Salvation Army will also be collecting clothing donations to “recycle”. Broward residents can also take advantage of the free electronics recycling drop off (proof of Broward residency required) and receive a free T-shirt for participating. They can dispose of televisions, computers, monitors, laptops, keyboards, mice, printers, fax machines, VCR and DVD players. Cell phones, batteries, speakers, microwaves, small appliances and business-generated waste are NOT permitted. After participating in the events, visitors can spend time enjoying some of many things to do at Vista View Park, including horseback riding, biking, fitness stations, two playgrounds and much more.

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n November 12, Davie will join other communities across the country in the celebration of America Recycles Day. More than 1,000 people are expected to attend the event at Vista View Park, 4001 SW 142 Ave, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will have an opportunity to learn about the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling on a daily basis. They can also safely dispose of electronics and enjoy a variety of activities. Started in 1997, America Recycles Day is a national initiative of nonprofit Keep America Beautiful, Inc. (KAB). It is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to make a commitment to the environment by recycling and buying recycled products. This is the second year the event will be held in Davie. “There is so much that Broward County residents can do to help the environment and protect our resources,” said Odette Reza-Brown, Public Education Program Manager for Broward County Waste and Recycling Services. A variety of agencies and organizations will offer information about recycling, native gardening and other earth-friendly programs. The first 100 visitors will receive free native trees and shrubs. There will be eco-friendly games and prizes for the kids; “Crafting with Recyclables” by Young At Art Children’s Museum; hybrid and fuel-efficient cars on display; face paint-

For information, call 954-765-4999 or visit www.broward. org/waste or www.davie-fl.gov. Standard park entry fee ($1.50 per person; Age 5 and Under Free) applies for America Recycles Day.

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community news 8th Annual Culinary Cook-off at Flamingo Gardens nary schools include Johnson & Wales University, Le Cordon Bleu, Florida International n November 6, over 300 guests will have an opportunity to sample University, The Art Institute, Miami-Dade College Culinary Institute and Lincoln some great food during the South Florida Chapter of the American Institute Culinary Institute. Each school will be vying for the Pig Trophy for “Best Ribs with of Wine and Food’s 8th Annual Culinary Cook-Off, at Flamingo Gardens, in Sides”. The schools will be judged by a professional panel of media, and local food and Davie, from 5 to 8 p.m. Guests can try barbeque ribs and side dishes from six competwine celebrities. All schools will receive equal scholarships at the event, but only one ing culinary schools. They can also sample food from area restaurants, as well as wine will walk away with the Pig Trophy! FIU has won the trophy for the past two years. and beer. “It is a great way to get some barbeque tips from the experts,” said David The event will include food from local restaurants like Smitty’s Grille, Sparky’s Shackley, who loves to barbeque Roadside BBQ, Chef George Catering, and has attended the event in the Susie’s Scrumptious Sweets and Whole past. “The ribs and side dishes are Foods. The Charlie Steiner Jazz Trio will always incredible! It is a lot of fun to provide live entertainment. Guests can hang out, eat, and visit with friends.” also purchase raffle tickets to win a Green Flamingo Gardens is the perEgg BBQ, donated by Culinary Concepts, fect setting for the cook-off. It has along with several restaurant gift certificates, 60 acres of lush botanical gardens bottles of wine and more. which showcase rare, exotic and Florida-native plants and animals. Flamingo Gardens is located at South Proceeds from the event will help Flamingo Road in Davie. Tickets cost $40 in sustain the gardens and also raise advance for AIWF and Flamingo Gardens funds to support the AIWF’s culimembers and students. Tickets are $50 for nary scholarship’s and Signature all others and on the day of the event. For Days of Taste programs. Organizers tickets, send an email to assnmgmt@bellare hoping to raise between $3,000 south.net or call 305-663-9641 or 954-396and $5,000. 3875. For information, visit www.aiwf.org/ The Art Institute participated in last year’s Cook-Off Some of the participating culisouthflorida or www.flamingogardens.org. By Debby Teich

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COMMUNITY NEWS Davie Celebrates Its 50th Birthday Family Bike Ride and Safety Day (Nov. 12) – Enjoy a relaxing day of bike riding with the family. Event begins at 8:30 a.m., at Robbins Lodge, 4005 Hiatus Road.

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he Town of Davie is celebrating its 50th birthday with many exciting family fun and educational events that conclude with a Birthday Bash Party at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds on November 20. There will be historical reenactments, a Police and Fire Expo, free concerts, trail rides, professional rodeos, bike rallies, Craft and Green Fair, hayrides and more. Davie’s history actually dates back well beyond 50 years. In 1925, Davie was incorporated by the vote of 48 residents who met in the upper room of the Old Davie School. Less than a year later on September 16, 1926, the Great Miami Hurricane struck, leaving Davie with flooded fields, dead cattle, and ruined homes. At the next session of the legislature, Davie residents petitioned and were granted the dissolution of the municipality. The town was officially charted in 1961. Simon Hackley has lived in Davie for 55 years and remembers when the town was chartered. “It was a wonderful day,” said Hackley. “We celebrated then and I am looking forward to celebrating again. Davie is a wonderful place to live.”

Davie Day at Flamingo Gardens (Nov. 12) - Experience Broward’s largest Botanical Garden, the tallest and the widest trees in the county, and the last original jungle growth in South Florida. From 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Located at 3750 S Flamingo Road, in Davie. Residents are half price with valid ID. For information, call 954-473-2955. Town of Davie Police & Fire Expo (Nov. 12) – Learn all about the police and fire departments and their vehicles, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Davie Police Station, 1230 S. Nob Hill Road. Free Admission. Happy Paws Pet Expo (Nov. 12 and 13) – Find out the latest pet information, at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, 4271 Davie Road. For information, call 561-300-3878. Pioneer Day Reenactments and Tours (Nov. 19) - Experience how residents lived and worked in Davie during the early 1900’s at the Old Davie School, 6650 Griffin Rd. Birthday Bash Special, Free Admission.

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Holiday Craft Show, Green Fair and Birthday Celebration (Nov. 19 and 20) – There will be country music, local entertainers, hayrides and more. Find the perfect gift as you browse through handmade crafts. The Town of Davie will also offer an eco friendly educational opportunity to discover new “green” products and understand why it is important to minimize your “carbon footprint”. On Nov. 19, at 1 p.m., help the Mayor and Town Council cut the Town’s birthday cake. Event held on the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, 4271 Davie Road (behind the Town Hall). Show times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 19 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 20. For information, call 954- 797-1166.

Southeast Circuit Rodeo Finals (Nov. 3, 4 & 5) - There will be a Kickoff Ribbon Cutting on Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. On Nov. 3 only, there will be a free concert, car and airboat show. For information, call 954-680-3555. Time Capsule (Nov. 5) - The Town will seal a time capsule, on the lawn of the historical Davie Town Hall, which will be opened and shared with the future residents of Davie in the year 2061. Last month, the Town of Davie initiated a poster and essay contest in the private and public schools. Students were challenged to describe their vision of what Davie will look like 50 years into the future.” The winning poster and essay entries will be included in the capsule. The event will be held at the Davie Woman’s Club, 6591 Orange Drive. Admission is free. There will be coffee, cake, live music, and plenty of stories.

Poster Contest Winners (Nov. 20) - The winning poster and essay entries will be on display throughout the month of November in the Town Hall Council Chambers. The winning essay will be read on stage during the “Birthday Bash” Celebration on November 20.

Pancake Breakfast and Tack Sale (Nov. 6) – The South Florida Trail Riders will be sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast & Tack Sale, at 8 a.m., at Robbins Lodge, 4005 Hiatus Road. Admission is free. For information, call 954-593-6478.

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community news South Broward Hospital District Adopts Lowest Millage Rate in Its History November 2011 | To Advertise in Davie Town Times, Please call 954-306-1007 | www.davietowntimes.com

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he Board of Commissioners of the South Broward Hospital District, which oversees the operations for Memorial Healthcare System, has voted to adopt the lowest millage rate in the history of the District. The new rate of 0.7500 represents a 41.1 percent decrease from last year’s rate of 1.2732. The historic measure, passed on September 26, coupled with Memorial’s successful strategic vision over the past few years, has resulted in a new trend for the District. Fiscal year 2012 will mark the second year in a row in which the District minimizes its reliance on tax revenue and absorbs 100 percent of the uncompensated care delivered in all its hospitals. Tax revenue will fund uncompensated care solely at the District’s South Broward Community Health Services primary care centers and Memorial Manor nursing home. Uncompensated care provided by the District in fiscal year 2012 is projected to reach nearly $1 billion. The approved rate will net approximately $22.4 million in tax revenue, representing only 1.5 percent of total budgeted net revenue for the District. “For the past decade, the South Broward Hospital District has been on a path to reduce the millage rate with the aim of providing relief to taxpayers who annually face numerous economic challenges,” said Frank V. Sacco, president and CEO, Memorial Healthcare System. “This historic vote is the culmination of years of fiscal responsibility and strategic management that will further solidify our mission of providing healthcare to all south Broward residents.” The Board of Commissioners commended Memorial’s executive team for its tenacity and courage in managing the

healthcare system in a responsible financial manner that led to Monday’s historic vote. “To be part of a record-setting millage rate is something special,” said Vice Chairman Alfredo Avalos. For homeowners, the commissioners’ vote helps to provide relief in property taxes. Here are two common examples: ▸▸ A south Broward County homeowner whose home’s assessed “Save our Homes” value is $300,000 and whose taxable value after homestead exemptions is $250,000 would pay $187.50 under the new millage rate, versus $318.30 in property taxes last year – provided the taxable value remained the same from 2010. ▸▸ Accounting for the most recent “Save our Homes” annual increase, which shows that If the home’s taxable value after homestead exemptions went up 1.5 percent (from $246,000 in 2010 to $250,000 in 2011), then the homeowner would have paid to the District $313.21 in property taxes in 2010 (at the 1.2732 millage rate) and would pay $187.50 in 2011 (at the 0.7500 millage rate). Memorial Healthcare System is the fifth-largest public healthcare system in the country. It is a national leader in quality care and patient satisfaction and has been ranked in Modern Healthcare magazine’s list of Best Places to Work in Healthcare. Its facilities include Memorial Regional Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital South, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Manor nursing home. For more information, visit mhs.net.

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or 23 years, Davie residents have gathered to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season during the Holiday Lighting of the Greens & South Florida Trail Riders Jingle Bell Parade. More than 4,000 people are expected to attend the Dec. 4 event, which showcases Davie’s unique equestrian and agricultural community. They will have an opportunity to watch the Mayor and Town Council turn on over 250,000 holiday lights and decorations as they officially proclaim it “holiday time” in Davie. The event kicks off with the Annual Holiday Tree, Menorah and Kinara Decorating Contest. On Nov. 30, school and civic groups will start decorating the menorahs, kinaras and 6 ft. white pine trees that line the entrance to the Davie Town Hall in the theme of “Celebrate Love, Peace and Kindness.” Last year, over 45 schools and groups participated in this holiday event. The groups make all of their own decorations and the Town provides the lights. Holiday trees, menorahs and kinaras are free to the groups decorating, but are limited and will be distributed on a first-come basis. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorations. The festivities continue on Dec. 4, when Davie residents are invited to visit the beautifully adorned holiday trees, menorahs, and kinaras. The night kicks off at 6:15 p.m. with the Jingle Bell Parade, when the South Florida Trail Riders parade their decorated horses through the streets and Santa Claus arrives on a fire engine. After the parade, residents can have their pictures taken with Santa in the Town Hall Building for a small fee or just visit with the big guy for free. The winners of the tree decorating contest will also be announced. For those who miss snow, 20 tons of the “white stuff” will be blown for the children

to enjoy during the event. There will be two supervised snow play areas: one for children ages 1 to 5 and another for children ages 6 to 12. There will also be traditional refreshments, a holiday magic show, a petting farm, bounce houses, climbing walls and more – all at no charge. “It is a great way for friends and families to get together and welcome the holidays,” said Special Events Director Bonnie Stafiej. Elizabeth Harris waits all year for the event. She remembers attending as a child and now brings her four children to see the lights and participate in the festivities. “We always have a great time picking out our favorite tree,” said Harris. “The kids also love getting dressed in hats and mittens to play in the snow.” All times, dates and activities are subject to change. To be a holiday sponsor or sign up to decorate a holiday display, call 954-797-1163 or visit www.davie-fl.gov.

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o one is safe when drivers act recklessly and aggressively on Florida highways. According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), aggressive driving is a factor in 56% of fatal car crashes nationwide. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) identifies weaving, tailgating, distracted driving, unsafe lane changing and speeding as primary aggressive driving behaviors. The NHTSA adds that aggressive drivers are more likely to drink and drive. The attitudes of drunk drivers can quickly escalate into episodes of road rage resulting in the potential for bumping other vehicles and even resorting to the use of a firearm from behind the wheel.

Recently, Florida police departments were highlighted by the NHTSA as examples of law enforcement agencies using innovative methods to cut down on the high number of aggressive and reckless driving incidents in their jurisdictions. Police officers could be found on lawn mowers, sitting on park benches or sitting on road construction vehicles watching traffic. They would then call ahead to policemen in squad cars to apprehend reckless drivers. The results were effective and increased the number of aggressive driving prosecutions in our state. The Florida Highway Patrol has continued to take on aggressive drivers in various safety campaigns, including Operation Safe Ride, the Aggressive Driving Crackdown and the Blitz on Aggressive Drivers (BAD). Despite these efforts and other means of educating the public in removing aggressive and reckless drivers from Florida’s roadways, aggressive and dangerous driving remains a major concern. In fact, Miami, Florida was named the Worst Road Rage City in a national survey. Aggressive driving is extremely dangerous and can lead to serious injury and death. According to the NHTSA, one of the best ways to avoid becoming a victim of an aggressive driver is to “put your pride aside” and simply move out of the way if a driver begins to tailgate or is violating the rules of the road. The NHTSA also suggests avoiding eye contact and/or making physical gestures in response to an aggressive driver in an effort to avoid a confrontation.  If you find yourself driving in an aggressive manner, you should remain calm, monitor your speed and concentrate on driving safely. If necessary, pull off the road until you calm down.  Vehicles are meant to get drivers and their passengers safely to their destinations and not as weapons. Citron & Bloom has offices in Weston and Coral Springs. The firm handles cases involving motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, medical negligence and nursing home abuse. Citron & Bloom has successfully represented clients in various injury and accident cases throughout the State of Florida. The firm can be reached locally at (954) 712-1686 or toll free at (866) GoLawyer and can also be found on the web at www.golawyernow.com.

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ung cancer results when abnormal cell growth invades and destroys normal lung tissue. An accumulation of abnormal cells is called a tumor. As a tumor grows, it can impair lung function, resulting in breathing difficulty and decreased oxygen in the blood. The cancer can also spread to other organs and eventually cause death. Lung cancer is the second most common form of cancer in the United States and the leading cause of cancer deaths. The American Cancer Society estimates 17,150 of the more than 220,000 new cases this year will be diagnosed in Florida. Most lung cancer cases occur in smokers (cigarette, pipe or cigar), however, some occur in non-smokers as well.

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Symptoms of lung cancer vary, but may include persistent cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, chest pain, and coughing up blood. Most lung cancers cause no symptoms until they are fairly large or advanced. Many patients will have lung nodules and/or spots on the lung. Most are not cancer but in certain circumstances they should be tested to see what they are. At Cleveland Clinic Florida, a highly specialized team of physicians collaborates to provide patients with coordinated diagnosis and treatment plans. The Interventional Pulmonology Program is one of the top interventional programs in the state of Florida through which our multidisciplinary team offers a full spectrum of minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic services. One minimally invasive procedure for diagnosing lung cancer is called endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) guided biopsy, which allows physicians to more accurately identify lung cancers without surgery. “During the ultrasound guided biopsy, a flexible scope is inserted into the windpipe and pushed up along the walls until we access the appropriate airway,” explains pulmonologist Eduardo Oliveira, MD, who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of lung cancer. “With the help of ultrasound imaging, we can locate the suspicious lymph node or spot on the lung and use a very small needle to biopsy the tissue.” Tumors can also be diagnosed with CT scan guided needle biopsy. If necessary, Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS), also called thoracoscopy, can be used to biopsy nodules in the lung. Special telescopes, video cameras, and instruments are used to look and operate inside the chest through small incisions eliminating the need to cut muscle and spread ribs. This results in less post-operative pain and a faster recovery.

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Surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy are used to treat lung cancer. Surgery involves removal of cancerous tissue, whereas radiation therapy involves destruction of cancer cells. In chemotherapy, a patient takes oral or intravenous drugs that target rapidly dividing or multiplying cancer cells throughout the body. Treating lung cancer can involve one or all of these interventions. If the cancer can be completely removed, surgery provides the best chance for cure. The VATS techniques described above also can be used to remove the tumor through very small incisions. For patients with tumors in major airways, a lung-sparing procedure called “sleeve lobectomy” may be used. “In the past, the surgical alternative would have been to remove the entire lung,” says Edward Savage, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon. “This procedure allows us to remove the tumor by removing the cancerous part of the lung while preserving the non-cancerous portion, minimizing the loss of breathing capacity.”

Wednesday, November 9 Cooking for the Diabetic – Cooking Demonstration 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Cleveland Clinic Executive Chef, Andrew Hahn Come join Cleveland Clinic’s Executive Chef and spice up your kitchen. Learn cooking techniques to keep your diabetes under control, and your meals tasting delicious! Our chef will go over healthy cooking for the diabetic patient and teach you how simple spices can make all the difference in flavor.

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Legally Speaking A Difficult Problem By Evan Baron

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t seems that almost everyday we read about a domestic violence case in the newspaper. Of course we only read about the cases which involve celebrities. This is not a problem which only involves celebrities, but an issue which can be found in almost every bedroom community. Of course a great deal of domestic violence goes unreported. There is also the other side of the coin. This is a law which can at times be misused to obtain the “upper hand” in a divorce. Judges will almost always err on the side of caution when required to make a decision about whether or not to issue an injunction for protection against domestic violence, commonly referred to as a restraining order. This at times can cause an abuse of the judicial system for personal gain. The law concerning domestic violence injunctions is very specific as to what must be proven to obtain an injunction and who may obtain one. This cannot be obtained because your spouse is being argumentative or disrespectful. Words, even harmful words, will not rise to the level that is required by law. An individual seeking an injunction must swear under oath, in a written petition, that he or she has been the victim of domestic violence or has a reasonable belief that he or she is in imminent danger. This applies to husbands and wives, individuals residing together, couples who have had children together, divorced couples, or any person related by blood or marriage. I have been involved with cases involving siblings, parents and children and girlfriend and boyfriend. Domestic violence is defined as a battery (intentional, unwanted touching), aggravated battery (deadly weapon), assault (threats of bodily harm with the apparent ability to carry out the threat), stalking or any criminal offense which results in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another.

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The person seeking the injunction is the Petitioner and he or she must present to a judge sufficient allegations to warrant the issuing of an injunction. This is done by an ex parte proceeding, which means it is without the opportunity for the respondent (alleged abuser) from defending him/herself. If the Judge is satisfied, a temporary injunction will be issued for a maximum of 15 days. The law requires that the respondent be allowed a hearing within the 15 day period. At this hearing the Judge will be able to hear from both sides, and decide if the injunction should be extended or whether it should be dismissed. If extended it could become permanent and only removed upon order of the court. The temporary injunction will require the respondent to vacate his/her residence until the hearing takes place. During this time (approximately 15 days), the Respondent will not be allowed to have any direct or indirect contact with his/her spouse. If there is a minor child he/she may be prohibited from contact with the child. If you have any questions please feel free to contact my office for a free consultation at 954 385-9160.

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real estate Picking the Right Agent – Time to Play Twenty Questions! By Zona Horton, CRS, GRI, Realtor

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he National Association of Realtors® (NAR) recently released a report which discussed a troubling trend: Cancelled contracts are increasing dramatically. NAR defined the issue: “Contract failures – cancellations caused largely by declined mortgage applications or failures in loan underwriting from appraised values coming in below the negotiated price.” It is extremely important that both buyers and sellers pick the right real estate professional to assist them with their real estate needs. However, what questions should you, the consumer, ask to ensure that you are hiring the right one?

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How long have you been in the business? (Do not let the agent’s answer mislead you into thinking the agent has done a ton of business. Therefore, your next question should be…) ▸▸ How many sales transactions were you involved in last year? And for the five years prior to that? How many homes have you sold in my neighborhood in my neighborhood of interest? ▸▸ (As a Seller) How many transactions in the past five years have you handled that fall into my price range? ▸▸ Are you a full-time sales associate and do you derive your primary source of income from Real Estate Sales? ▸▸ Do you have Real Estate Investments? ▸▸ What are your sales goals for this year, and how will you obtain them? ▸▸ How important is continuing education to you and how do you continually improve and update your Real Estate knowledge and skills? ▸▸ Are you computer savvy? ▸▸ With what social media sites do you currently associate? ▸▸ What designations do you have and how does that affect your representation of me? ▸▸ What is your system for follow up which will keep me informed of the process of my sale or purchase? ▸▸ Tell me about your support staff and what is their interaction with me, if any? ▸▸ How many listings do you presently have? ▸▸ How many buyers are you currently working with? ▸▸ How do I know you will do what you say? Do you abide by the Realtor® Code of Ethics? ▸▸ How often will you communicate with me and by which method? ▸▸ Where do most of your buyers come from? Where do you advertise yourself to obtain these buyers? ▸▸ Do you like working better with Buyers or Sellers? ▸▸ Why did you choose to work for “XXX” company? ▸▸ (As a Seller) Do you have a proven marketing strategy for selling my home? It is imperative in this housing market that both buyers and sellers use a true real estate professional to guarantee that the deal will actually reach the closing table. Call me today if you, or someone you know, are looking to buy or sell a residence. I am home for you! Call 954-306-7298 or send an email to zonster@aol.com.

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school news Western High School Participates in Harvest Drive and gift cards at Publix in Weston Commons on Nov. 4 ineteen years ago, Renee Herman initiand 5 and at the Community Fun Day at Weston Town ated a canned food drive to help 25 families in Center on Nov. 6. need. As the effort grew and she needed more The school’s gym will be open for the community to space, she moved her collection site to Western High make donations on Nov. 16, from 3 to 9 p.m. and Nov. 17, School in Davie. This year, she hopes to provide 2,000 all day long. The students and community volunteers families (approx. 8,000 individuals) in Broward County will begin the arduous process of sorting and packing with a complete Thanksgiving dinner, plus a week’s worth the food. They will select appropriate groceries for each of groceries. As in past years, the theme of the Harvest family, using a list that has the ages of each family member, Drive is “Children Helping Children.” Students from over but no names. On Nov. 18, the families will pick up their 90 schools, churches and temples will conduct drives and goods. Holly Sklar has volunteered several times with her supply the Harvest Drive with non-perishable food which children. “Our kids need to understand the importance of is then distributed to the families. reaching out to others who are less fortunate,” said Sklar. Western High School is one of eight high schools in More than 1,000 student volunteers understand this lesson. Broward County that serve as distribution points and it With difficult economic conditions and high unemcontinues to be the largest effort. Last year, the school ployment rate in Florida, organizers recognize that hunger helped 375 families and it is hoping for even more this year. has become a year round issue. The Harvest Drive now The families, who are referred by social service agencies has an on-going food pantry closet at Western available and Broward County school social workers, receive an for families who are recommended by a social worker. average of 15 bags of groceries containing turkey, stuffin Western High School’s Harvest Club help families To volunteer or to donate food, gently used clothing, ing, vegetables, pies and more. They can also “shop” for atStudents Thanksgiving and throughout the year. toys and bicycles, visit the Western High School gym clothing, shoes, books, bicycles and toys. Every club at Western High School gets involved in the Harvest Drive. The school on Nov. 16 or 17. To identify a family in need of assistance, contact the school’s social kicked off the effort last month, when students brought canned goods to the Homecoming worker for detailed information. For information on the Harvest Drive, visit www. Pep Rally and Halloween movie night at the school. This month, they will collect food harvestdriveflorida.com or call 954-444-5548. By Debby Teich

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it’s their business DynaServ Has Everything You Need for Cool Season Planting By Debby Teich

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n South Florida, the month of November means cooler weather and the start of the planting season. It is the perfect time to plant annuals, vegetables and herbs or to create a container garden. Davie’s DynaServ Nursery and Accessories offers a large selection of trees and plants to fit every outdoor lifestyle and budget. It is a one-stop-shop for all of your gardening needs. DynaServ has a wide variety of foliage, from conventional landscape material to exotic items. Derek Lewis, garden center manager, hand picks much of the foliage. “We look for high quality plants and trees at affordable prices,” said Lewis. The nursery sells trees and shrubs; annuals and perennials; vegetable plants and herbs; palms; shrubbery and hedge material; tropical plants and much more. Once the foliage is selected, customers can visit the garden center to choose from a large selection of gift and decor items to add to the landscape. The Center has statues, benches and bridges, as well as ceramic and glazed contemporary and traditional pottery in many colors and styles. It also has other garden related accessories like wind chimes, fertilizer, mulch, pesticides, planters, ornaments, unique one-of-a-kind garden gifts, accessories and more. Customers can take a break from the heat in DynaServ’s new shade structure. The relaxing cool zone is filled with new items from Vietnam, as well as some of the Center’s many fountains, which range in size from 36 to 96 inches. “The fountains provide a great way for customers to relax at home as they listen to the sounds of flowing water in their backyards,” said Derek.

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Impatiens are among the most requested plants this time of year, because they are inexpensive, easy to grow and usually last for several months. They are also versatile and can be used in planting beds, containers or hanging baskets. DynaServ has a wide variety of impatiens in 15 different colors. Some customers prefer a monochromatic look, while others like to mix and match. “Impatiens can have a powerful impact on any garden,” said Derek. “My favorite combination is red, lipstick and violet, but it is all a matter of taste.” This is also an ideal time of year to plant herb and vegetable gardens. They are a great way for customers to save some money and grow their own organic food. Herbs and vegetables can be planted in raised beds, planting boxes, pots or containers in addition to or instead of foliage. DynaServ sells a large assortment of herbs (thyme, parsley, purple and Italian basil, cilantro and more) and vegetables (tomatoes, pepper, jalapenos, lettuce, eggplant, okra and more), as well as organic soil. Container gardening has become a popular trend and DynaServ has everything you need. From simple to elaborate, the possibilities are limitless. The Center has hundreds of beautiful containers and flowers that can bring life to a dead space or unused corner. Containers can be placed inside the house or outside as an architectural feature in the middle of a planting bed. Derek encourages customers to use more than one plant to create interest. DynaServe will even deliver the container and materials and set it up at the customer’s home.

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One of the many ways that DynaServ sets itself apart from its competitors is through its commitment to customer service. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and helps customers select the right plant, fertilizer and soil for their landscape or the right plants and flowers to create a unique design in a container. They also offer instruction on proper plant care and recommend plant combinations. Many customers bring in photos or specifications and the staff helps them solve their landscaping problems. After they leave the nursery, they can call or email with any questions or concerns. DynaServ also keeps them informed of any unusual infestations, like the white fly, and how to control them. “We want to make sure that our customers can successfully grow whatever they purchase,” said Derek. “I receive daily emails from customers with a variety of questions and I am happy to answer all of them.” DynaServ’s staff understands its responsibility to give back to the community. On Earth Day, DynaServ regularly donates plants and soil to be distributed. It is currently maintains Shenandoah Park and Orange Park at no cost in a spirit of cooperation to support the Town of Davie during these tough economic times. It donated a fountain, plants and landscaping to the Veteran’s Hospital and much more. DynaServ Nursery and Accessories is located at 1000 South Flamingo Road in Davie, just south of I-595. For information, call 954-472-4422 or send an email to gardencenter@dynaservfl.com.

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it’s their business A One Stop Shop for all Your Hearing and Hearing Wellness Needs By Julie Levin

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Dr. Shapiro’s Care Center is located at 500 N. Hiatus Road, Suite 101 in Pembroke Pines

that they will want to use,” he explained. Dr. Shapiro began his career in 1985, after receiving a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Southeastern University of Health Sciences, and then completed his one year rotating internship at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan, as well as a four year residency through the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and Facial Plastic Surgery which included a one year of General Surgery at Northeastern Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Shapiro is board certified with the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology. He also holds professional memberships with the following associations: Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Broward County Medical Association, Florida Society of Otolaryngologist/Head, Neck, Surgery and the Greater Miami ENT Society. He invites patients to come see what he and his dedicated staff of 9 employees are all about for any hearing, or ENT needs. Most of his staff have been with him since he opened his doors. “We have a very homey, caring type of office,” said Dr. Shapiro. “I think it shows in the care we give. Patients who come to this office know everybody.”

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While some SFENTA Care Centers use a multi-physician approach, Dr. Shapiro is the only doctor on staff at his Care Center in Pembroke Pines. Located in a 2,600 square foot office at 500 N. Hiatus Road, Dr. Shapiro offers general ENT medical services for anyone from infants, to children, parents and grandparents. They can help with issues including allergies, nasal congestion, sinus symptoms, hearing loss, sleep apnea, snoring and much more. Best of all, patients get to establish a one-onone relationship with Dr. Shapiro. “You are not seeing multiple ear, nose and throats doctors in a practice, you are seeing only me and you get my full attention,” he said. At Dr. Shapiro’s Care Center, patients will also find the Clear Tone Hearing Center, a full service facility offering sales, service, and repair on all brands and styles of hearing devices, in affordable prices. Not sure if your hearing device is working, or if you even need one? Dr. Shapiro thoroughly examines all patients before making any recommendations to make sure there are no medical issues, including signs of infection, hearing issues, tumors, ear wax or more. From there, the staff can perform a full hearing evaluation and make an individualized recommendation for each patient. Dr. Shapiro says hearing devices have made huge technological strides in recent years and are now smaller, more advanced and comfortable to use. They also offer the latest technology, with many devices now 100% digital and able to offer connectivity and streaming to cell phones, computers, house phones and televisions. Their in-house lab can also custom design noise-reducing ear plugs, or ear plugs for swimmers. Before sending patients home with a new hearing device, the staff at the Clear Tone Hearing Center lets them try it out with a number of different noise scenarios they can simulate right in their offices. “We try to make it as close to their environment as possible,” Dr. Shapiro said. Patients are encouraged to try the device in their own homes for at least a week, and bring it back if they aren’t 100% satisfied. “We want them to have devices

The offices of Dr. Craig Shapiro and Clear Tone Hearing Center are located at 500 N Hiatus Rd. Suite #101, in Pembroke Pines. You can phone them at 954-438-7171. They are open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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More than 1,500 people gathered at Vista View Park in Davie for the first big Boy Scouts event of the year. It was an opportunity for new families to get a glance at the full spectrum of the Scouting program. There were 20 different activities, including canoeing, BB gun range, archery range, sling shot range, rope bridge, sponge fight, obstacle course and more.

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Kristi Krueger, Channel 10, was scooping ice cream at Cold Stone in Davie to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. As part of the “World’s Largest Ice Cream Social,” area Cold Stone Creamery locations offered free samples of Sprinkled with Wishes, its newest flavor made especially for the occasion. MakeA-Wish grants wishes of children who have life threatening medical conditions.

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Gabriela Romero, Merci Suarez and Marian Medina visited Blown Away Hair Salon in Cooper City to get pink feathers put in their hair during Breast Cancer Awareness month. Blown Away donated all of the profits to breast cancer research.

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Local Boy Scout troop #118 and the New River Girl Scouts provided a respectful flag ceremony and demonstrated proper flag etiquette during a Community Flag Retirement Ceremony in honor of the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. The event took place at the Cooper City Community Center.

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