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we return to our daily work routines, the Happy New Year toasts slowly fade away. We are trying to recover from all the festivities of the season, the get-togethers with friends and families and the holiday feasts. Now, we wonder what the new year has in store for us. While we are making resolutions to better ourselves, we should remember that the most important improvement to our daily lives is to spend more quality time with our family and friends. To enjoy each other’s company and companionship, to truly listen to each other’s concerns, and to offer understanding and a helping hand are resolutions all of us can achieve. Therefore, let me make one last toast to 2013: “Appreciate your family and friends!” Have a Happy New Year from all of us at Our City Weston and the Town Times magazines. Sincerely,

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Contents calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 community news

Davie PAL and Police Memorial Foundation Host 5K Run/Walk and Dinner . . . . 10 Gandhi Statue Unveiled at Falcon’s Lea Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Southwest Ranches to Celebrate Arbor Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 American Basketball League Kicks Off the Season in Davie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 I Care I Cure to Host 6th Annual 5K Walk/Run & Family Fun Day . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Davie Residents to Celebrate MLK Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Dolphins’ Meal Distribution Impacts Over 10,000 People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Forest Ridge Holly Day Parade and Fair Is a Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Health & Wellness

New Year’s Resolution…Nutritional Optimization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Inspiring Individals

Davie Couple Organizes Collection for Troops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Ask the Expert

Pediatric Foot or Ankle Sprain May Be a More Complex Growth Plate Injury . . . . 28

School News

Fox Trail’s “Science Guy” Wins Grant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 University School Students Study Poverty in America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Davie YES Board Holds Cyber Safety 101 Seminar at Indian Ridge . . . . . . . . . . 36

Legally Speaking

Alimony and the Effect of a Supportive Relationship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Quiet Title Actions – A Timely Solution That May Eliminate Your Mortgage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Why Do Young Families Need A Revocable Trust? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Fitness Forum

Ellen’s Ultimate Workout Has Six Studios under One Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Real estate

Looking Back, Moving Ahead – A Historical Perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

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Business Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46, 51 dining out

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Publisher/Owner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SVEN BUDZISCH Managing Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Debby Teich sales manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nancy Koval Account Representatives . . Garry Isabelle, Joyce Bak, Elaine Christ,

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5th Walk in the Wild – Celebrate National Bird Day with the 1st Annual “Walk in the Wild” benefit for the Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary at Flamingo Gardens. The mile long walk, through the back 46 acres of gardens normally closed to foot traffic, raises awareness of our native wildlife, as well as donations to help care and feed the animals in the sanctuary. For information or registration, visit the events page on www.flamingogardens.org.

12th PAL Spaghetti Dinner – The Davie Police Athletic League and The Davie Police Memorial Foundation invites you to a special event benefiting two organizations. The event kicks off with a Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction. Dinner begins at 5pm at Bamford Park Multi- Purpose Bldg., 3800 SW 92 Ave., in Davie. Dinner includes spaghetti with homemade sauce, salad, garlic rolls, drinks and desert. For information, visit www.DaviePal.org.

13th PAL 5K Run/Walk – The Davie PAL 5K Run/Walk will take place at Nova Southeastern University’s Campus. There will be live bands along the course and the Dolphin cheerleaders will be running to motivate participants. There is also a 100 yard dash for the kids. Walkers are always welcome. Race begins promptly at 8am and will be timed by Split Second Timing. Medals awarded for the top three finishers in each category. For information, visit www.DaviePal.org.

18th Family Ceramics – Create a ceramics piece with your child and take it home that night. Event held at the Cooper City Community Center, from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Children must be in first grade and up. Preregistration required. Cost is $10 per family,

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plus $10 per child for project materials. Come at 6 p.m. and join the “Pizza Crowd.” For information, call 954-434-4300, ext. 233.

Arbor Day – Participate in the Southwest Ranches Arbor Day Celebration, from 12 to 1pm, at Southwest Ranches Town Hall, 13400 Griffin Rd., in Southwest Ranches. The event will include ceremonial plantings, sapling giveaways, and light refreshments. The Town’s Schools & Education Advisory Board will also implement an art/essay contest in the schools and the winning entries will be displayed in the Town Hall. Local school children are invited to create drawings, poetry or other artworks celebrating the theme: “Trees Make a World of Difference!” For information, visit www.southwestranches.org.

activities and a 25% off admission coupon, visit www.flamingogardens.org.

2/8 20th MLK Celebration – Celebrate the birthday of an American hero by participating at the Dr. Martin Luther King Picnic. There will be a climbing wall, bounce house, petting farm, free lunch (while supplies last) and more. The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day poster and essay contest winners will be announced. Event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., at Potters Park, 4300 SW 57 Terr., in Davie. For information, call 954-797-1163 or visit www.davie-fl.gov.

24th 19th Celebrating Flamingos – On Jan. 19 and 20, celebrate the great pink bird at Flamingo Fest 2013, with flamingo inspired art and sculptures by local artists exhibited throughout the botanical gardens. In addition, vendors will have flamingo arts & crafts, flamingo themed decor, food, music and more. For a full schedule of

to enjoy a night of creepy crawly adventure with dinner, activities, and fun for all! Event will be held at the Cooper City Community Center, on 90th Ave., from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Cost is $12 per person, limited seating. Admittance is by reservation only. No tickets will be sold at the door. For information, call 954-434-4300, ext. 233 or visit www. coopercityfl.org.

Davie Stars – American Basketball League’s Davie Stars will play its first home game of the season against the Fort Lauderdale Sharks, at 7pm, at the Davie Police Athletic League Gymnasium. For information, visit www.daviepal.org or call 954-321-2567.

Valentines Luncheon – Enjoy fun, lunch and music, from 11am to 1:30pm, at the Cooper City Community Center. Cost is $3 plus a side dish or Valentine dessert or candy. By reservation only. For information and reservations, call 954434-4300, ext. 255.

2/10 I Care I Cure – Runners and walkers of all ages will gather at the BB&T Center (formerly BankAtlantic Center) for the 6th Annual I Care I Cure...I Run 5K and Family Fun Day to raise funds for the Davie-based Foundation. The 5K Run begins at 7:30am. The Family Fun Day begins immediately after the race and will include food, kid activities, games, raffles, awards, and much more. To register for the race, visit www. icareicure.org.

25th Father/Son Night – Dads and sons (K - 5th grades) of Cooper City are invited

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Davie PAL and Police Memorial Foundation Host 5K Run/Walk and Spaghetti Dinner By Debby Teich

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also participate as a team. The team with the most members, and the team with the fastest overall time, will receive a Memorial Brick with their team name, which will be placed at the Broward County Police Memorial at Markham Park. Davie PAL is a youth crime prevention program that utilizes educational, athletic and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between police officers and youth in the community. It currently offers flag football, boxing, after school tutoring, and mentoring. In the spring, it will also offer basketball. The Davie Police Memorial Foundation, comprised of Davie police officers and civilian employees, coordinates and manages fundraising activities for surviving families of officers who have fallen in the line of duty or while serving active duty at the Davie Police Department. The Foundation facilitates and coordinates resources for the surviving families, allowing them to attend memorial services, such as the National Peace Officers Memorial, where their fallen are recognized.

he Davie Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) and

the Davie Police Memorial Foundation have joined forces to create one special event to benefit both organizations. On January 12 and 13, they will host a 5K Run/ Walk and Spaghetti Dinner. “Bring out your family and friends and join us for two great events, while helping the kids of our community and the families of fallen officers who gave their all to protect our community,” said Officer Tim Albury, Director of Davie PAL. The event kicks off on January 12, with a Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction, at 5pm, at the Bamford Park Multipurpose Building, 3800 SW 92 Avenue, in Davie. The dinner includes spaghetti with homemade sauce, salad, garlic rolls, drinks and dessert. Items in the silent auction are listed on the Davie PAL website, so the public can begin bidding prior to the event. The 5K Run/Walk will take place on January 13, at Nova Southeastern University’s Campus, at 8am. There will be live bands along the course and the Dolphin cheerleaders will be running with participants to motivate them every step of the way. There is also a 100 yard dash for the kids. Walkers are also welcome. The race will be timed by Split Second Timing. Medals will be awarded for the top three finishers in each category. Runners can

The cost of the race is $30 dollars and $10 dollars for the kids’ 100 yard dash. The price includes dinner. Dinner only is available and costs $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $6 for kids 6 and under. For information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.DaviePal.org.

Gandhi Statue Unveiled at Falcon’s Lea Park By Debby Teich

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n October 2, people around the world celebrated what

would have been Mahatma Gandhi’s 143rd birthday. In Davie, Gandhi supporters had even more cause for a celebration, when a 7-foot high, 780-pound bronze statue of him was unveiled at Falcon’s Lea Park, located at 14900 Stirling Road. It is the seventh statue of its kind in the United States. The project was made possible through the partnership of Kerala Samajam of South Florida and the Town of Davie. 

Gandhi is considered the father of the Indian independence movement. He inspired civil rights and non-violence movements throughout the world. “Gandhi is a peace icon,” said Joy Kuttiyani, president of Kerala Samajam of South Florida, an Indian cultural group that has been in the area for the past 29 years. “His message serves as a common platform for all Indians.” According to Kuttiyani, there are more than 45,000 Indians living in South Florida. The Davie Town Council granted Kerala Samajam a half acre of land and the group agreed to pay for the statue, as well as the cost to transport and maintain it. Matt Glenn of Big Statues in Provo, Utah designed the statue, which is at the center of the Gandhi Memorial. Leading up to the statue are stepping stones, which are symbolic of the steps Gandhi took toward achieving freedom for his people. There was a large crowd for the dedication, including elected officials and other distinguished guests from the Indian community. They enjoyed traditional Indian dances and music. Several dignitaries spoke, including former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Davie Mayor Judy Paul declared it “World Peace and Mahatma Gandhi Day.” A large crowd gathered in Falcon’s Lea Park for the dedication of the bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi.

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Southwest Ranches to Celebrate Arbor Day By Debby Teich

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he residents of Southwest Ranches have an opportunity to

enjoy the Town’s beautiful parks and rural landscape on a daily basis. In fact, Southwest Ranches has almost as many trees as residents. On January 18, from noon to 1pm, the Town will celebrate Arbor Day, a holiday which encourages tree planting and care. Although National Arbor Day is the last Friday in April, Florida observes the holiday on the third Friday in January. The event will include ceremonial plantings, sapling giveaways, and light refreshments. The Town’s Schools & Education Advisory Board will also implement an art/ essay contest in the schools and the winning entries will be displayed in the Town Hall. Local school children are invited to create drawings, poetry or other artworks celebrating the theme: “Trees Make a World of Difference!” “In addition to creating awareness about the benefits trees provide to our community, the celebration of Arbor Day is a statement of a community’s investment in sustainability and the future,” said Town Arborist December Lauretano-Haines. “The holiday is celebrated annually all over our nation and the world. Southwest Ranches’ Arbor Day officially recognizes our

community’s commitment to be mindful of the invaluable contribution trees make to our lives, every moment of every day.” The Town of Southwest Ranches has celebrated Arbor Day since 2007, when it earned the distinction of becoming a Tree City USA. It joined more than 3,400 communities that currently participate in the program, which is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. The Arbor Day celebration is one of four requirements necessary to maintain its designation. The Town must have: a tree board or department; a tree care ordinance; a community forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita; and an Arbor Day Observance and Proclamation. In 2010 and 2011, Southwest Ranches also earned the Tree City USA Growth Award, which recognizes environmental improvement and encourages higher levels of tree care throughout America. Town officials are hoping to win the award again for their efforts in 2012. For information, visit www.southwestranches.org.

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Chiropractic? Why Not? “A Doctor’s Confession to West Broward”

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American Basketball League Kicks Off the Season in Davie By Debby Teich

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n January 24, American Basketball League’s Davie Stars will

play its first home game of the season against the Fort Lauderdale Sharks, at 7pm, at the Davie Police Athletic League Gymnasium. The recently refurbished gym has a new wood floor, fresh coat of paint, and enough seating for more than 550 fans. Long time NBA Assistant Basketball Coach Scott Adubato is Head Basketball Coach of the team. Adubato is a 7-year veteran Assistant Coach of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies. During the 2007-2010 seasons, he coached collegiately, leading the Big East Conference’s Seton Hall Pirates to their most successful campaign in recent memory. The Davie Shark’s roster will include former University of Connecticut 7-foot Center, Charles Okwandu, who led the UConn Huskies to the 2011 NCAA National Championship. Okwandu was selected in the 1st Round of the inaugural ABL draft. “The addition of Scott Adubato to the ABL coaching legion, which already includes Hall of Famer Calvin Murphy and Tree Rollins, is a rather clear indication of the caliber of this league,” said ABL founder Steve Haney. “Bringing NBA quality professionals such as Scott Adubato and Charles Okwandu to Davie is going to be a remarkable entertainment product for the Davie community.” The ABL’s inaugural season will consist of 24 games. The 12

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Foundation helps raise awareness and funds for innovative research to find gentler, less toxic and more targeted therapies for children with cancer. On February 10, runners and walkers of all ages will gather at the BB&T Center (formerly BankAtlantic Center) for the 6th Annual I Care I Cure...I Run 5K and Family Fun Day to raise funds for the Davie-based foundation. The 5K Run begins at 7:30am. The Family Fun Day begins immediately after the race and will include food, kid activities, games, raffles, awards, and much more. The 5K and Family Fun Day is the Foundation’s largest fundraiser. Last year’s event attracted more than 2,200 participants and raised more than $185,000 to fund research for gentler treatments for children with cancer. Brad and Beth Besner of Davie founded I Care I Cure to help spare other children the awful pain and suffering that their 11-yearold son Ian was forced to tolerate. Ian was diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in January 2006. He endured four months of a difficult chemotherapy regimen, designed to kill all fast-replicating cells – the good and the bad -- instead of just the cancer-causing cells. He was cancer-free when he became infected with meningitis,

but his immune system was too weak to fight it. Ian passed away on May 31, 2006. The national non-profit organization raises awareness and funds for cutting-edge, targeted therapies for childhood cancer, so the treatment of childhood cancer will be gentler and more tolerable. Each year, millions of dollars are dedicated to cancer research by the U. S. Government and renowned cancer organizations. On average, however, only 2.5% of these valuable resources are allocated to advance pediatric cancer treatments. The current treatment regime for children with cancer has not changed very much and is physically and emotionally debilitating. It often leaves children vulnerable to severe complications and death from the very treatments that are supposed to save them. The Foundation uses the funds raised at events to award research grants to innovative researchers at leading medical institutions where doctors are working on developing innovative methods to help treat childhood cancer. To register for the race, visit www.icareicure.org. The cost for pre-registration is $25 for adults and $20 for children. Race Day Registration is $35 for adults and $30 for children. Students from University School of Nova Southeastern University participate in last year’s event.

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Davie Residents to Celebrate MLK Day By Debby Teich

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ribbon. The winning posters will be on display and the student authors will read their winning essays. The annual contest educates and informs students of the lifetime achievements of the great Nobel Peace Prize-winning American. All schools and non-profit groups in Broward County are invited to participate. This year’s prompt is “Ten Things YOU Can Do to Make the World a Better Place.” Students in grades K to 8 design small posters, while high school students write an essay that is 250 words or less. Essays and posters must be submitted to the Town of Davie by January 17. “Martin Luther King was an extraordinary man,” said Beverly White, who attends the picnic every year to see the posters and listen to the essays. “He stood for peace, justice, tolerance and so much more. His message is still very relevant in today’s world.”

of January, the nation celebrates the birth, life and dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It remembers the injustices that Dr. King fought in his quest for the freedom, equality, and dignity of all races and peoples. On January 20, Davie residents will have an opportunity to honor his dreams and vision during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Poster, Essay Contest and Picnic Celebration at Potters Park, from 1 to 4 p.m. Hundreds are expected to attend the celebration, which will include a climbing wall, bounce house, petting farm, free lunch (while supplies last) and more. The Town of Davie has sponsored the free event for more than 20 years. The winners of the Town of Davie’s MLK poster and essay contest will also be announced at the picnic. The Town On January 20, Davie residents will celebrate MLK Day at Potters Park, from 1 to 4pm Potters Park is located at 4300 SW 57th Mayor and Town Council members will Terr., in Davie. For information or to download an application, visit www.davie-fl. award Rosettes for the best theme posters and essays in each overall grade level from gov or send an email to matthew_mlodzinski@davie-fl.gov. participating schools and groups. All entries submitted will receive a participation

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they not only have the visuals, but they will be able to ox Trail Elementary’s Lucio Garay (aka see the actual samples and hold them in their hands,” “The Science Guy”) spends much of his day teaching said Garay. students about the periodic table and finding ways The 5th Annual Education Excellence and Safety to help science come alive. After winning a $500 grant from Grant Competition was open to teachers at Broward the Town of Davie Youth Education and Safety (Y.E.S.) County Public Schools that are located in the Town of Advisory Board, his job will be a little bit easier. Davie and have a majority of students that are residents “I am trying to build our students’ understanding of molof the Town of Davie. Members of the Y.E.S. board ecules, atoms, and elements, along with their components,” recognize that school funds are limited and many teachsaid Garay. “This is the basic foundation of matter, which ers are spending their own money to initiate special builds upon the world we live in today. The majority of projects. The contest aims to support and encourage benchmarks and standards in science begin with matter.” student achievement by providing up to $500 in grants All of the students at Fox Trail, from kindergarten to for school projects.  5th grade, visit the science lab. Garay has assigned each This year, eight teachers applied for the grants. In one a science nickname, or element name, which is derived addition to Garay, one teacher at Flamingo Elementary from their student number. “It helps me keep track of their and two at Davie Elementary received funding. The names, since I’ll never remember 1,200 names,” said Garay. winners received their awards at the Town Council “It helps them connect to science, as they hear the names Fox Trail’s Lucio Garay received a $500 grant from Y.E.S. Advisory Board member John Pisula at the meeting held on December 5. “Over the past years, each time they come to me. We take attendance with the Town Council meeting last month. through the generous support of our sponsors, we’ve names and numbers. It is really nice to see and hear the now been able to contribute over $5,000 to support our Davie teachers,” said John kids call out 1 - Hydrogen, 2- Helium, 3 - Lithium, and so on.” Pisula, Chairman of the YES Advisory Board. “We want the teachers to know their Garay currently has a special poster of the periodic table in his lab that was designed efforts are not going unnoticed.” by Theodore Gray. It has pictures of all of the elements to help the students learn the elements with a visual, not just two letters. He also has cards with pictures of the eleFor information, visit www.davie-fl.gov or send an email to jpisula@att.net. ments. Garay used the grant money to purchase a set of actual element samples. “Now

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informed of all of the activities and to inspire discussions. As part of the solution, the students implemented a food and clothing drive to help Becca’s Closet, the Broward Outreach Center and other nonprofits in the area. “It is important for the students to understand ways that they can help,” said Ellsley. “The entire effort was student-led. They did an incredible job.” Ellesley says that the school plans to have another Summit next year. Last year’s topic dealt with the gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual community. Next year’s topic has not been determined yet.

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Davie YES Board Holds Cyber Safety 101 Seminar at Indian Ridge By Debby Teich

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internet access and social media, as well as how to protect their names, information and family while on-line. She also talked about cyber bulling and explained how the face-to-face school bully has been replaced by a click of the “send button.” “It allows no safe haven for those who are bullied,” said Fletcher. “There is no closing the door. The bullies are in your home with your child.” Davie Police Chief Patrick Lynn outlined economic crimes related to the internet. Detective Viviana Galinal shared ways to prevent tax fraud and identity theft. Broward County Public Schools Police Chief David Golt informed parents about the many resources available to them within Broward County Public Schools, such as the Anonymous Reporting/Silence Hurts Tip-line. “Keeping silent doesn’t help us, them, or anyone else” said Golt. “In fact, it could allow a bad situation to get even worse.” Two high school students Brennan Turner and Eduardo Barreto, provided a teenage point of view on the painful effects of bullying. The session ended with a question/ answer panel discussion, so parents could inquire about ways to keep their children safe. The YES Advisory board is hoping to bring the presentation to other schools and organizations.

(YES) and the Indian Ridge Middle School PTO recently hosted “Cyber Safety 101 for Parents” at the school. A distinguished panel of cyber safety and cybercrime professionals came together to discuss several ways for concerned parents to monitor their children’s internet and cell phone use in order to keep Davie tweens and teens safe. The YES Board’s mission is to create an atmosphere of safety for children in the community, to serve as a child safety education and advocacy group, and to coordinate the development and promotion of a Child Safety Day for children. Although it has sponsored programs on drowning prevention, bike safety and driving safety, this is the first time it has addressed cyber safety. “While computers, tablets, smart phones and gaming consoles can be a source of good, clean fun, local experts say the Internet may be more dangerous than parents would imagine,” said Tim Curtin, Advisory board member. “Kids do not always understand the consequences of their actions.” John Pisula, Chairman of the YES Advisory Board, and Frank Zagari, Principal at Indian Ridge welcomed the crowd of parents and students. Davie Mayor Judy Paul and Town Council member Caryl Hatten attended to show their support. Tresha Fletcher, Prevention Specialist with Broward Davie Mayor Judy Paul addresses the County Public Schools, spoke to parents and students about crowd at Indian Ridge Middle School

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Legally speaking

Quiet Title Actions – A Timely Solution That May Eliminate Your Mortgage By Omar J. Arcia, Esq., Foreclosure Defense and Consumer Bankruptcy Protection Attorney

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n late 2007 and early 2008, we suffered one of the largest eco-

nomic collapses in U.S. history. The real estate market was the first to tumble, with property values depreciating hundreds of thousands of dollars in just a few short months. Overwhelmed with this financial collapse and a dwindling job market, many homeowners were either unable or unwilling to continue making their mortgage payments. Foreclosure proceedings began on most of those homes, but on some, the lenders have not initiated any foreclosure or collection proceedings, or started the foreclosure and then dismissed it before a final resolution. These are the types of cases that would qualify for a “quiet title action.”

A quiet title action is a legal action filed by a homeowner against the mortgage holder in order to legally eliminate the mortgage recorded against the home as of public record, or in legal terms, remove “cloud on the title.” The reason why a quiet title action is such a timely solution now is because under Florida’s statute of limitations, a lender only has five years from the date of default under the note and mortgage to initiate a lawsuit to collect the debt or foreclose on the home. Since many homeowners defaulted (i.e., stopped making payments) in late 2007 and early 2008 due to the economic collapse, 2013 marks the end of the five years that a mortgage holder has to initiate a foreclosure or collection action against a defaulting homeowner. If your lender has not initiated any foreclosure or collection action against you, or previously initiated an action and then dismissed it before a resolution, and five years have passed since your last payment (or the five year window is soon approaching), you are an excellent candidate to file a quiet title action in order to completely eliminate the mortgage on your home. Now that the mortgage is gone, what happens to the debt? In order to eliminate the debt, two options exist for homeowners once the mortgage lien is removed. First, a homeowner can wait until the lender files its untimely legal action to collect the debt, and effectively defend it on the five year statute of limitations theory described above. Second, a homeowner can file for bankruptcy protection after a successful quiet title action to wipe out any personal responsibility for the debt under the home loan. Detailed explanations of all options available to homeowners at risk of foreclosure are discussed in a new instructional DVD developed by the Arcia Law Firm entitled “Fight For Your Home.” If you mention that you heard about the DVD through this magazine you will receive a FREE copy during your appointment with a member of our qualified legal team. If you are struggling to make your monthly mortgage payments, or if you just received a foreclosure summons, don’t face this problem on your own. Contact the Arcia Law Firm today at 954-437-9066 to schedule a free consultation or visit www.arcialawfirm. com for more information about our law firm and services .

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Real estate

Looking Back, Moving Ahead – A Historical Perspective

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Single Family, Condos and Townhome Sales in Cooper City Single Family, Condos and Townhome Sales in Cooper City Single Family, Condos and Townhome Sales in Cooper City Seller Total Seller Year Cash Conventional FHA Contribution Total Closed Sales Contribution Closed Sales Year Cash Conventional FHA 2012 90 156 85 51 349 2012 90 156 85 51 349 100 140 110 60 368 2011 100 140 110 60 368 2011 95 106 95 57 271 2010 95 106 95 57 271 2010 48 141 119 86 330 2009 48 141 119 86 330 2009 26 194 58 52 285 2008 26 194 58 52 285 2008 The cash sales have steadily increased year over year. Months of Inventory from 2008-2012 for Davie and Cooper City have decreased dramatically. In 2008, Davie touted 18.8 months and Cooper City 12.8 months. In 2012, Davie has only 3.3 months of supply and Cooper City 2 months. Year over year, average list prices have remained steady: In 2008, the average list price for Davie was $707,000 and in 2012 was $712,000. In Cooper City, the average list price in 2008 was $427,000 and in 2012 was $418,000. Residences have sold in the ninety percentile of their last listed price and within eighty percentile of their original listed price throughout the five-year picture. The more I researched, the greater I was encouraged. History has indicated that as inventory decreases, prices will increase. With our continued low interest rates and prices on the rise, now is the best time to consider buying your next home. I would love to help you, or someone you know, with that decision. Please contact me today! If you would like a comprehensive, comparative market analysis of a property, contact me at Horton.z@ewm.com, and I will send your report within 24 hours. You can visit my website at www.zonahorton.com to search properties in all of Broward County. You can even perform a search in one of thirteen different languages. I look forward to working with you on your home sale, purchase or lease.

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Lingua Language Center Empowers Students With Effective Communication

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By Stacey Bomser

n today’s global market, it’s an advantage to

be versed in multiple languages. Lingua Language Center is an internationally recognized language and culture training center specializing in teaching world languages to adults and children. It also offers translation and interpretation services for businesses. Andreina Ojeda, President of Lingua Language Center, explained the unique teaching methods her company uses as well as its many programs.

Andreina Ojeda, President of Lingua Language Center.

What distinguishes Lingua Language Center from other language programs? Our Mission is

to empower our students with effective communication in English, Spanish, and many languages of the world; to offer quality language education through a proven natural, multisensory methodology, delivered by professional educators who utilize state-ofthe-art materials and technology, thus ensuring our students’ success in the acquisition and mastery of a new language; and to provide such education in an immersive, yet relaxed, environment.

What languages do you teach? We teach most languages of the world, from English to Farsi and Arabic, including but not limited to Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, Creole, and more. It is worth noting that English, Spanish, French and Mandarin have become the most demanded languages in our area during the last years. What training, experience and expertise does your staff have? All of our instructors possess a bachelor’s degree in education as a minimum requirement. However, many have a master’s or a doctorate degree and they all share a passion for teaching. Almost all have more than ten years of teaching experience. All faculty members are fully bi-lingual or multi-lingual and work as a team. This has been what really differentiates us from other schools. What special techniques have you developed to teach language? Lingua’s direct, natural approach to language training is called “Enter-Training,” a unique combination of entertainment and training. Following the principles of neuro-linguistics (a multisensory practice through visual, auditory and physical activities), we promote rapid language acquisition of

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communication skills for learners at all levels. Oral communication is primarily emphasized during class time. We also utilize online resources to help reinforce our students’ learning experience as everything that we do is hands-on and interactive learning. Do you offer programs for non-English speakers needing to learn English? Our main program for adults is the Intensive English Program. It is aimed at adult and young adult learners of English as a Second Language. This program provides students with extensive coverage of the structures and vocabulary of American English, but reflects the fact that English is a language for international communication and is not limited to any one country or region. It also features communicative activities to enable students to learn and use lively and natural language for everyday situations and for meaningful communication. The method combines natural language, everyday situations and practice of four language skills (listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing) with an emphasis on the development of oral interaction. Class practice is provided through conversation, oral drills, games, music, and other engaging activities. The curriculum is supported by a combination of video, interactive audio programs, internet links, lab, full color textbooks, workbooks, and real life objects. The course is divided into seven terms of nine weeks each. Your program is internationally-known. Do you accept non-resident students? The Lingua Language Center has met all the requirements of the Department of Homeland Security to enroll nonimmigrant international students under the F1 Visa Program. As a certified school, Lingua is now able to expand its student body to include students from all over the world. Do you offer any programs to help with language barriers in the workplace? We are excited to partner with Broward College for a series of Spanish in the Workplace seminars. The first is Survival Spanish for the Workplace. This introductory Spanish course provides participants with tips to break the ice when meeting prospective Spanish-speaking clients. Participants will learn pronunciation skills and workplace vocabulary, and work on listening comprehension. The Conversational Spanish for Customer Satisfaction class is aimed at providing participants with speaking and listening comprehension skills in the field of customer relations. Through presentations and role playing, participants will engage in conversation practice geared to enhancing customer satisfaction. Both programs meet two evenings a week for three weeks, beginning later this month.  We’re now half-way through the school year.

What services can you offer a student who may need extra help in their world language class?

In addition to our successful after-school immersion enrichment programs, we also offer private tutoring in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Chinese, and other languages. Our program allows children to develop the structure of a foreign language, as

Lingua students complete laboratory work to develop reading and writing skills; oral skills are practiced in class.

well as communication skills. They learn to speak the language and to understand the meaning of words in context. In addition to after-school classes, what other language programs do you offer children? Our language immersion summer camp offers a unique experience for children ages three to fifteen. Camp Lingua is a different entity from Lingua Language Center, but it utilizes the same award-winning Lingua methodology for teaching language called “EnterTraining”, a unique blend of entertainment and training. At Camp Lingua, which is held on a school campus in Davie, children will not only learn a new language, but will learn about the culture of the countries where the language of study is spoken and will interact with children from all over the world. Our local children come to learn foreign languages such as Spanish, French and Mandarin Chinese and our international students come to learn English. They all end up enriching their culture and adding friendships that last a lifetime. We also offer school break camps as a way to enrich the education of children while their parents work.

Your business is not limited to language classes. What services do you offer to businesses? We offer conference and court interpretation, as well as translation of legal, medical, and technical documents from any language into English and vice versa, including all related services such as localization, graphic design, evaluation of transcripts, and so on. We also provide consulting to companies, guiding them to reach diverse target audiences.

Lingua Language School is located in the Weston Town Center at 1792 Bell Tower Lane. For more information on its language classes or business services call (954) 577-9955 or visit www.linguaschool.com.

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f you are looking for a quick meal that’s

fresh and made to order while you watch, make sure you stop by one of four Char-Hut locations in South Florida, including one right here in Davie. Family owned and operated since 1976, Char-Hut offers diners a great selection of burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches and more that are cooked to order right in front of you on an open grill. Recently, Char Hut Chief Operating Officer Tony Cammisa, representing Joe and Cathy Cammisa, the owners of Char-Hut, answered some commonly asked questions about the restaurant.

What is Char-Hut Restaurant? Char-Hut is a

unique counter service, fast casual concept that allows our customers the opportunity to order what they want and then watch it cook right in front of their eyes. Char-Hut grills each order fresh when it is ordered. Customers start out by ordering what they want, how they would like it cooked, which fresh baked toasted roll it goes on, followed by the fresh toppings they would like on their char-grilled sandwich. With 20 different toppings to pick from, diners tell us what they want on it and it gets dressed up just the way they like it.

The 1/3 lb. Char-Burger, 2/3 lb Dbl Char-Burger

because it is so lean. Our Char-fries with skin are unsalted, unseasoned and have a natural potato flavor. If you like sweet potatoes, you could get one baked or do the sweet potato ridge cut fries that are excellent with, or without, marshmallow drizzle. The vegetarian baked beans are sweet, fresh and not from a can. The side salad or cole slaw provides other options as well as the macaroni and cheese for the kids. Char-Hut also does Buffalo wings and claims to have the best black beans and rice in town.

What can diners expect when they visit Char-Hut? Diners can expect to have a front seat to the Char-Hut show where they get to interact with us during each step of the way. Then our dressers will dress up your food just the way you like it.  

Can you describe the decor and ambiance?

Clean, family-friendly atmosphere with a variety of seating choices to accommodate everyone. Char-Hut also offers customers a refillable drink station in the dining room, plus an activity area for the kids.

Is Char-Hut family friendly? Of course, and Char-Salad meal topped w/grilled chicken

What type of food do you offer? Fresh, not

frozen, quality meats char-broiled to perfection that go on toasted fresh baked rolls, then get all dressed up just the way you like. Our menu is mostly American and it’s hard to find a CharHut customer that doesn’t speak passionately about the food.

What are your specialties?

Our signature items are the 1/3 lb. Char-Burger, 1/4 lb Char-Chicken breast, all beef National Deli hot dogs, Italian sausage, fresh made onion rings and the Char-Hut secret recipe topping we call “Hot Sauce”. The 1/3 lb. Char-burger is very lean and meets the requirements of the American heart association

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we sponsor teams, support better education for the kids, provide fundraising for charities and organizations, help raise funds for Pap Corps cancer research center and are a member of the Miami Dolphins “Special Teams” charity organization. Char-Hut also offers discounts for teachers, members of the military and seniors. Char-Hut even has a “Game Day Special” for little leaguers and cheer squads. Little leaguers receive a free hot dog when they visit in uniform on game day.

value friendly. We have a kids activity area in all of our stores and we provide high chair and booster chair seating. We offer menu items that are sure to be a hit with the kids.

Try the Frings-signature onion rings and fries mixed together

What’s the history behind Char-Hut? On

November 7, 1976, the Char-Hut Family converted the Royal Castle located on Miami Gardens Drive and NW 7th Ave. into the first Char-Hut store. Joe and Cathy Cammisa, along with the rest of our family, started this family venture that now includes four locations in Broward County, including locations in Pembroke Pines, Davie, Sunrise and Tamarac. Char-Hut also offers a remote catering service for company picnics, events or family gatherings of all sizes and types.

How can customers find Char-Hut? Char-Hut

Davie is located in the Pine Island Ridge Plaza. You can phone them at 954-474-9312. CharHut Pines is located at 12221 Taft Street, two blocks east of Flamingo road in the Char-Hut Plaza. You can phone them at 954-438-1954. What sets your restaurant apart from othChar-Hut opens at 11 a.m., 7 days a week for ers? What sets up apart is 36 years of perfectlunch or dinner. All stores do inside, take-out ing customer satisfaction, high quality without or call-in orders. The Davie store and Tamarac high prices, fast custom friendly service, high store offer a drive through for convenience. cleanliness standards and a taste that you crave.    Check out our $5.99 coupon in this magazine or our new Fiesta meal special w/grilled chicken only $4.39. For more information on all Char-Hut locations, visit our web site at www.Char-Hut.com. Char-Hut Davie is located at 9000 W.State Road 84 in the Pine Island Ridge Plaza

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Seen on Scene

Holiday Festival

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With sleigh rides, a visit from Santa, holiday pie tastings, hot chocolate, crafts for the children, and more, the 5-acre Flamingo Road Nursery was transformed into a holiday festival for the whole family.

Popcorn

Several members of the Davie Woman’s Club sold popcorn at the Town of Davie Lighting of the Lights.

After the recent attacks on Israel, students at David Posnack Jewish Day School in Davie recently raised money to support soldiers and citizens under siege. They presented a check for $2,218 to the Jewish Federation of Broward County.

Heart Heroes

The American Heart Heroes Family Conference, held at the Nova Southeastern University Arena, was an all-day event designed to bring children living with heart disease and their families together to learn and have fun. Parents were presented with the latest medical, educational and social information that comes with raising a Heart Hero, while the children enjoyed a day to remember.

Golf Tournament

Horse Show

The Broward Fair Fun Horse Show at the Sunshine Ranches Equestrian Park in Southwest Ranches was a success. It was sponsored by the Broward County Fair and Town of Southwest Ranches.

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PAWS, an auxiliary for the Humane Society of Broward County, held their annual golf tournament at Grande Oaks Golf Club in Davie. The PAWS on the Green Ladies Invitational Golf Tournament, now in its 14th year, raised more than $150,000 for the shelter’s programs and services. Photo (l to r): Chairmen Ann Marie Moon and Pamela Baynes and Honorary Chairmen Marti Huizenga and Ursula Scott

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