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7th Edit Headline Community Book Swap – From edit author March 3 to 6, drop your slightly used books at the Community or Pool & Tennis Center and receive a ticket for each donated book. Audio books, DVD movies, complete board games and puzzles also accepted. On March 7, parents and their children can visit the Community Center from 6 - 7:30pm to exchange tickets for books. “Kids Only Time” at 5:30pm. For information, call 954-434-4300, ext. 233 or visit www.

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8th Water Matters Day – The Town of Southwest Ranches will join many other municipalities in Broward County for the 12th Annual Water Matters Day at Tree Tops Park, 3900 S.W. 100th Ave. Davie, from 9am to 3pm. Admission is free. For information, visit www.

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15th Literary Feast – The Literary Feast connects passionate writers with avid readers in Support of Broward Public Library Foundation’s Mission. From March 15-17, authors will participate in a series of events that will have them speaking to donors, students and South Florida’s book-loving community. For information, visit or www. or call 954-357-7384.

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22nd Waterway Clean-up & Trash Splash – Participate in the Town of Davie and Central Broward Water Control District’s 18th Annual Waterway Clean-up and Trash Splash and keep Davie clean. Clean-up begins at Davie Town Hall and lasts from 8 to 11:30am. For information, visit or call 954-797-1153.

Heart Walk – The American Heart Association’s 2014 Broward Heart Walk will take place at Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Avenue, in Davie. Activities get underway at 8am and the walk begins at 9am. For information, call 954-364-5096 or visit

23rd Hazardous Waste Drop Off – Drop off your household hazardous waste and electronics from 8am – 3pm, at the Cooper City Sports Complex, 10300 Stirling Road. Must show proof of residency (photo ID with current address, plus a utility bill). For information, call 954-765-4999 or visit


9th Richardson 5K Run/Walk – Runners and walkers will gather for the 33rd Annual Cooper City Richardson 5K Run/Walk and One-Mile Fitness


21st Family Fun Night – Enjoy great food, live music, raffles, rides, silent auction and prizes at Potential Church/ Potential Christian Academy, 12401 Stirling Road, Cooper City, from 5-10pm. Free admission. $20 for unlimited rides. For information, call 954-434-1550 or visit   Ceramics – At the Cooper City Community Center, from 6:30-8:30pm, make a project with your child and take it home. Cost is $10 per family plus $10 material fee per child. Advanced registration required. For

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is dropped from the top of a Davie fire truck ladder? From 10am to 6pm, kids of all ages will do their best to figure out the answer during Young At Art Museum’s Spring into Art Fest, which features the annual Eggstravaganza Egg Drop Contest and Art-Rageous spring activities. Young At Art Museum is located at 751 SW 121st Ave, in Davie. For information, visit or call 954-424-0085.

Ask the Vet Clinic– Ask Ashley Barnard, VDM, anything and everything you want to know about your horse’s health and welfare, at 10am. $30 in advance or $50 at the door. All proceeds go to Peaceful Ridge Rescue. For information, call 954-290-2395.

Dog Show – On March 15 and 16, the Ft. Lauderdale Dog Club presents the Annual AKC All Breed Dog Show, from 8am to 5pm, at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds of Davie, 4271 Davie Road, Davie. For information, visit www.



13th Concerts on the Corner – The Town of Davie presents Concerts on the Corner, from 6-9pm, on the corner of Davie Road and Orange Drive. Event includes live music, food trucks, a bounce house and sponsor displays. For information, call 954-797-1166 or visit



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27th Concerts on the Corner – The Town of Davie presents Concerts on the Corner, from 6-9pm, on the corner of Davie Road and Orange Drive. Event includes live music, food trucks, a bounce house and sponsor displays. For information, call 954-797-1166 or visit

29th Family Bike Rally – Mark your calendars for the annual Bike Rally, a 6-mile family bicycle ride beginning and ending at Robbins Lodge, 4005 Hiatus Road, Davie. Fun for the whole family. Registration begins at 8am and the ride begins at 9am. Goodie bags included with small entrance fee. No training wheels or bike tires under 24”. For information, visit www.davie-fl. gov. Anniversary Celebration – Kovac Automotive of Davie is celebrating its 40th anniversary, from 8am – 4pm, 2770 Davie Road, Davie. There will be car clinics, tire rolling contests, free food, prizes and more. For information, visit or call 954-792-7357.

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Literary Feast Connects Authors and Readers By Debby Teich


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cocktail party with all of the Feast authors signing books. It is followed by a series of intimate dinners with authors hosted in private homes and upscale restaurants. Tickets for this event are $175. On March 16, from 12:30 to 5:30pm, the public is invited to LitLIVE!, a free event at the Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center on the Davie campus of Nova Southeastern University. All of the authors will participate in a series of lectures, discussions and book signings. On March 17, during Novel Day for Students, the authors will travel to Western High School, Nova High School, and other Broward County high schools to discuss their work and the craft of writing with thousands of students. The authors will also announce the winners of the annual Novel Day for Students Short Story Contest, which has more than 500 student participants each year. Winners at each school will be awarded cash prizes for first ($50), second ($25) and third ($25) place. The Literary Feast has raised $3 million since it began in 1988 to support literacy programs run through the library system that empower and enrich the community. Proceeds have helped support Broward County Library programs, such as the Summer Reading Program, free SAT/ACT prep classes for high school students, and free computer classes at libraries throughout the county. “This year’s Literary Feast brings a remarkable group of authors to Broward County,” said Joseph Goldstein, event Co-Chair and Vice Chair of the Broward Public Library Foundation Board of Directors. “It’s a great opportunity for South Florida book-lovers, and a wonderful way for the Library Foundation to raise much-needed funds to support Broward County Library’s literacy programs for children and adults.” For information about any of the events, visit or bplfoundation or call 954-357-7384.




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Spring into Art Fest Includes Egg Drop and Other Activities By Debby Teich

The Davie Fire Rescue Department plays an integral role in the Eggstravaganza Egg Drop Contest.


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what is the best way to prevent it from breaking? On March 26, from 10am to 6pm, kids will have an opportunity to figure out the answer during Young At Art Museum’s Spring into Art Fest, which features the annual Eggstravaganza Egg Drop Contest and Art-Rageous spring activities. For $2, visitors to Young At Art can purchase an Egg Drop Kit that is filled with

tape, sticks, yarn, glue, string, and other recycled materials. The children will use their creativity, ingenuity and engineering skills to build a “nest” or “parachute” that will help cushion the egg. At 2pm, members of the Davie Fire Rescue Department will carry the eggs up an engine’s extension ladder. While the kids are yelling “drop those eggs,” fire fighters will release the eggs one at a time to see if they can survive the 50-foot fall. Depending on the outcome, the kids will hold up signs with words like “splat” and “cracked.” Prizes will be awarded to the winners. “The kids have so much fun,” said Penny Phillips, assistant manager for schools and public programming. “The crowd goes crazy every time an egg breaks. They also cheer for the fire fighters as they climb the ladder. We always appreciate the Davie Fire Department’s help with the event.” The Eggstravaganza attracts children of all ages. When they are not successful, many return the following year to try a new approach. Some rely on their own skills, while others seek the help of their parents, other participants or educators at the event. Last year, fire fighters dropped over 200 eggs and fewer than a dozen landed intact. “The results are always surprising,” said Yumina Myers, schools and public programs manager. “We give the students all of the tools they need to be successful, but it just depends on what they do with them. The event requires them to think scientifically using the art materials.” There will be a variety of other activities available throughout the day. Visitors can use their creativity to make some of the following projects from repurposed materials: butterfly prints, flowers, caterpillar marionettes and stick puppets, bunny ears and more. They can also participate in the egg spoon race. Young At Art Museum is located at 751 SW 121st Ave, in Davie. For information, visit or call 954-424-0085.

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Davie Residents to Participate in 18th Annual Waterway Clean-Up By Debby Teich


he message is clear . Davie residents are proud of their

community and they want to make sure that it is litter-free. On March 22, several hundred residents are expected to participate in the Town of Davie and Central Broward Water Control District’s 18th Annual Waterway Clean-up and Trash Splash. The effort started with a group of volunteers gathering on a Saturday and has grown into a major event involving school clubs, boy and girl scouts, religious and non-profit organizations, local families and individuals. Organizers are looking for groups, families, or individual residents to help clean and pick up trash from the canal banks. They also need residents with small boats to clean the canal waters. Check-in for the event begins at 8am at Davie Town Hall and the clean-up will last from 9 to 11:30am. Each of the volunteers will be assigned to a small area

along the C-11 Canal, between State Road 7 and Flamingo Road. In return for their efforts, participants will receive a free Waterway cap or T-shirt. They will also get a ticket to attend the “Trash Splash” pool party, which will be held at 11:30am on the same day at the Pine Island Park Pool. There will be free hot dogs and other free refreshments, as well as a D.J. spinning tunes all afternoon. Bring your swim suit. Everyone who cleans is invited Participants help at a prior event. to attend. The public awareness campaign seems to be working. In the past, volunteers found many large items, such as cars, refrigerators and air conditioners. Each year, however, they find fewer large items and less trash. Holly Friedman plans to participate in the clean-up with her two children. “Davie is such a wonderful place to live and we need to make sure it stays clean,” said Friedman. “We must preserve the earth for our children and future generations.” Davie Town Hall is located at 6591 Orange Drive. Pine Island Park Pool is located at 3800 SW 92nd Avenue, in Davie. Pre-registration is required. For information and an application, visit or call 954-797-1153 or 954-797-1166.

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Cooper City 5K Richardson Run and Fitness Walk Celebrates 33 Years By Debby Teich


n March 9, runners and walkers will gather for the 33 rd Annual Cooper City Richardson 5K Run/Walk and One-Mile Fitness Run/ Walk at the Cooper City Sports Complex. The community event honors Jim Richardson and Ken Richardson, two Cooper City residents that have contributed to the success of the race over the past three decades. Both are retired from their professional fields and reside in northern Florida with their wives. They return each year in support of the race. The timed 5K Run/Walk begins at 8am. It starts and finishes at Cooper City Sports Complex and takes participants on a course through a residential neighborhood. The One-Mile Fitness Run/Walk starts at 8:45am and will be held inside the Cooper City Sports Complex. Registration and late packet pickup begins at 7am. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead the night before the race. Awards for runners will be presented to the Top Three Overall Male/Female, Top Three Masters Male/Female, Top Three Grand Masters Male/Female, Top Three Male/Female in each age division and Top Cooper City Resident Male/ Female. Participants in the One-Mile Fitness Run/Walk will receive a ribbon.

A runner will also receive the Top Male Master Harvey J. Johnson Memorial Award. The annual award was established in 1990 as a memorial tribute to Harvey J. Johnson, one of South Florida’s Top Male Masters and a Cooper City resident. The cost for registration prior to the event day for the 5K Run/Walk is $20 per person ($10 for youth 14 years and under) and $10 for the One -Mile Fitness Walk/ Run. All include a commemorative T-shirt. Event day registration for the 5K Run is an additional $5. Alan Miller has run in most of the races since the event started, and plans to participate again this year. “The race brings together residents and fitness enthusiasts from other communities for a special event that allows runners, walkers, adults and children to share a positive experience in Cooper City,” said Miller. “Like most people, I am proud of my hometown.” The Cooper City Sports Complex is located at 10500 Stirling Road. For information, visit www.coopercityfl. org or call 954-434-4300, ext. 233.

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What is the main focus of your practice? We provide full and complete General and Cosmetic Dentistry and Orthodontics.

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Describe your staff. The staff is young, energetic, knowledgeable, experienced, well-trained and bilingual. Most importantly, the entire staff is committed to each patient’s oral health.

The state-of-the-art facility is designed like a dental spa to make patients feel more relaxed and comfortable.

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What other cosmetic services do you offer? We blend the art of Dentistry and Cosmetic Medicine to create a naturally enhanced, rejuvenated, and more youthful appearance for our patients. We now have a Cosmetic Medicine Physician, Dr. Jaime Rosenzweig, who specializes in performing Botox, Juvederm, Medical Grade Chemical Peels, weight loss, Anti-aging medicine and Medical Grade skin care. We also have an esthetician who performs microdermabrasion and facials.

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Davie-Cooper City Chamber of Commerce Installs Officers and Board Members By Debby Teich

D uring the January meeting , the Davie Cooper City Chamber of Commerce installed twelve new officers and board members to serve in two and three year terms. The following business owners and leaders were sworn in by Douglas Waidelich, real estate appraiser: ▸▸ Robert Weissbein, Chairperson – Complete Financial, Inc., ▸▸ Patrick Eloi, Past Chairperson – Complete Care IT ▸▸ Linda Stanic, Chairperson-Elect – Broward Health Medical Center ▸▸ Christine Myers, Secretary – Virtual Assistant Services ▸▸ Howard Carroll, Treasurer – Carroll & Cook, CPA’s ▸▸ Bradley Hartman, Board Counsel – Bradley S. Hartman, P.A. ▸▸ Jessica Brumley, Director – Nova Southeastern University ▸▸ Jeff Dixon, Director – J.D. Backhoe, Inc. ▸▸ Keith Gallagher, Director – Memorial Hospital Pembroke ▸▸ Kari Geck, Director – Gannett ▸▸ James Moyer, Director – The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center ▸▸ Kenneth Zorovich. Director – Priority Lending Corp. Established 78 years ago, the Davie/Cooper City Chamber of Commerce is the oldest Chamber of Commerce in Broward County. It unites the business community, local government and community organizations in an effort to foster the growth and development of Davie and Cooper City. It is a membership organization that exists to serve and support its members. The Chamber provides a variety of programs and services that create a climate for professional growth, business development and community services. Some of them include: Monthly Chamber Breakfast – held on the third Wednesday of the month, from 7:30–9am, at Signature Grand, 6900 State Road 84 Davie, in Davie. Cost is $15 for members/ $20 for non-members.

The newly installed officers and board members include (l to r): Robert Weissbein, Patrick Eloi, Kari Geck, Jeff Dixon, James Moyer, Kenneth Zorovich, Linda Stanic, and Christine Myers. Not pictured: Howard Carroll, Bradley Hartman, Keith Gallagher and Jessica Brumley

Networking Groups – held on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays and Thursdays of the month, at 8am. Committees ▸▸ Business Development Committee -1st Tuesday of the month, 8am ▸▸ Education Committee - 2nd Tuesday of the month, 8am ▸▸ Membership - 3rd Tuesday of the month, 8am ▸▸ Marketing Committee - 1st Tuesday of the month, 4pm ▸▸ Government & Economic Affairs - 2nd Thursday of the month, 4pm ▸▸ Women In Business Committee - 4th Tuesday of the month, 4pm For information, call 954-581-0790, send an email to, visit or select ‘Like’ on Facebook:

Councilwoman Hattan Graduates from Leaders of Excellence Program By Debby Teich


avie Councilwoman C aryl M. Hattan

recently graduated from the Good Government Initiative’s Leaders of Excellence program, which provides elected officials with educational opportunities that they can then apply towards their public service. In the program, she was among sixteen elected officials from 15 jurisdictions in three counties, as well as two state representatives. The Leaders of Excellence program helps fill the gap between formal education in academic careers and life experience to create more effective decision-makers. It also creates a network of peers that elected leaders can turn to for shared ideas and support. It belongs to no party, nor to any particular ideology. “I am thrilled to participate in such a wonderful program that provided me with a beneficial and valuable experience to better serve my community,” said Councilwoman Hattan. “The program topics were very beneficial and expanded my knowledge base.” This year’s curriculum included topics on principled leadership and service, ethics, growth and planning issues, diversity and inclusion, budgets and finance, community involvement, redevelopment strategies and more. Presenters included a bi-partisan array of experts and dignitaries from all levels of


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government. There were several first-hand accounts from former elected officials who learned from their successes, as well as their and mistakes. “In a year that has seen some low points for some government officials, I think it is encouraging to see these public servants going the extra mile to absorb as much information about good government as they can.” said Katy Sorenson, the program’s founder. “Councilwoman Hattan has taken the time in a very busy life to listen and learn more about key areas of her responsibility. That’s something that a lot of people don’t think elected officials are willing to do. Through leaders like her, we have real reason to believe that there are still many dedicated public servants who are working on behalf of their constituents.” The Good Government Initiative offers programs for elected officials, candidates, and interested citizens all year. Through Community Forums that delve into topical issues facing South Florida to candidate education and the Leaders of Excellence Program, the Good Government Initiative works to enhance the culture of our government to strive for excellence. The Initiative is independently incorporated with its own board and advisors. It is housed and supported by the University Of Miami, The Miami Foundation, and valued donors and volunteers.

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

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want to give credit where credit is due. So, perhaps a confession can help clear the air so there’s no misunderstanding. Before I talk about my confession, though, let me say a few other things first. Let me start by explaining the photo in this letter. You know, when I meet people in town they usually say, “Oh, yeah, I know you, you’re Dr. Rick. I’ve seen your ad with that picture of you and your family.” Well, I’m the guy on the right. Twenty-five years ago something happened to me that changed my life forever. I was a junior in high school and I started getting migraines. I had suffered from intense headaches since childhood. Over the years, I consulted many medical doctors, and specialists. I went through all kinds of tests, MRIs, and treatments. I tried every drug in the market; our medicine cabinet looked like a hospital’s infirmary. And still, nothing helped. But there’s more… A friend of mine convinced me to give a chiropractor a try. The chiropractor examined me, took X-rays, and then “adjusted” my spine. The adjustment did not hurt; it actually felt good. And guess what…I started feeling so much better! From daily migraines, I went down to three a week, and then to once in a great while. That’s when I realized that I wanted to become a chiropractor and help others. That’s how it happened! It’s strange how life is, because now people come to see me with their migraines. They also come to me with their chronic pain, neck pain, shoulder/arm pain, whiplash from car accidents, backaches, ear infections, asthma, allergies, numbness in limbs, athletic injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, just to name a few. Here’s what some of my patients had to say: “Due to an auto accident, I suffered from severe neck pain, vertigo and I could not raise my arm to comb my hair. Now I am symptom free with no medication and I can do everything I could not do before.” – E. Heaney, Hollywood, FL “Thanks to the DRX 9000 and the doctors, I no longer have chronic sciatic pain. It’s been a long time since I have taken pain medication.” – J. Walker, Miramar

Several times a day patients thank me for helping them with their health problems. But I can’t really take the credit. My confession is that I’ve never healed anyone of anything. What I do is perform a specific spinal adjustment to remove nerve pressure, and the body responds by healing itself. We get tremendous results. It’s as simple as that! Forty-five million Americans no longer have health insurance, and those who do have found that their benefits have been greatly reduced. That’s where chiropractic comes in. I have a significantly lower fee plan so that more people are able to afford the care they need. An entire week of care in my office costs what you could pay for one visit elsewhere. Another way to save…studies show that chiropractic can double your immune capacity, naturally and without drugs. The immune system fights colds, the flu, and other ailments. So you may not be running off to the doctor as much. Studies show that people actually pay less for their long-term overall health care expenses if they are seeing a chiropractor. You benefit from an amazing offer. Look, it shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg to correct your health. You are going to write a check to someone for your health care expenses, you may as well

great care at a great fee…please, I hope that there’s no misunderstanding about quality of care just because I have a lower exam fee. You’ll get great care at a great fee. My qualifications…I’m a graduate of Life college and have been practicing for over 10 years. I’ve been entrusted to take care of tiny babies to pro athletes that you may know. I am constantly going to seminars and updating my knowledge so I can give my patients the latest information and techniques of my profession. My assistants are Mylene and Johanna – really great people. Our office is both friendly and warm and we try our best to make you feel at home. We have a wonderful service, at an exceptional fee. Our office is called Windmill Health center and it’s at 17160 Royal palm Blvd., Suite 1 in the Windmill professional plaza. Our phone number is 954-217-4881. call Mylene, Johanna or Annie for an appointment. We can help you. Thank you. For more information regarding our services please visit our website If you would like to email us with your questions, you may reach us at WindmillHealth@ – Rick Behar, D.C. P.S. I am also offering the second family member for only $37. p.p.S. Your time is as valuable as mine. That’s why I have a no-wait policy. You will be seen within minutes of your appointment.

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Davie Resident Goes Over the Edge for Gilda’s Club By Debby Teich


avie resident M indy L ang has always

considered herself an adrenaline junky. She has jumped out of planes, bungee jumped, raced cars at the Homestead Miami Speedway, and more. On April 5, she will test her “fear factor” once again, as she rappels from the roof of the B Ocean Hotel down to A1A during the 2nd Annual Over the Edge fundraiser for Gilda’s Club South Florida. “I love pushing myself to the limit, especially when it is for a wonderful cause,” said Lang. Gilda’s Club South Florida is hosting the rappelling event in partnership with Over the Edge USA and the B Ocean Fort Lauderdale. Participation is open to the first 92 fundraisers who reach a minimum pledge of $1,000, and are willing to take a risk, overcome their fear of heights, or just try something new - all while supporting Gilda’s Club South Florida. Gilda’s Club, named in honor of comedian Gilda Gilda’s Club CEO, Shelley Goren, rappels during Radner, is a free, nonprofit cancer support commulast year’s event. nity. Its mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. Since 1997, Gilda’s Club South Florida has been providing programs to those living with cancer, as well as to their families and friends. All of the proceeds raised from the event will support Gilda’s Club South Florida to help ensure that the support groups, lectures, workshops, specialized children’s and teen programs, and social events offered remain available to its members free of

charge. “Gilda’s Club is thrilled to host this event for a second year,” said Gilda’s Club CEO, Shelley Goren. “We received tremendous support from fundraisers, donors and media last year; we knew we couldn’t miss the opportunity to generate so much enthusiasm and attention to a great cause.” Lang is participating in honor of her close friend, who has successfully battled colon cancer and a brain tumor, as well as other friends and family members who have been affected by the disease. Her friend’s husband participated in the event last year and she made a promise to join him this year. As Morning Show Host/ Assistant Program Director for Magic 102.7, Davie resident Mindy Lang Lang has the ability to reach a large audi- will participate in the Over the Edge event this year. ence. She has been promoting the event on-air and asking listeners to contribute. “No one should have to experience what my friend has,” said Lang. “I am participating in the event for her, as well as for everyone else that has battled cancer. I hope to find a cure for cancer in my lifetime.” For information, visit, call 954763-6776 or send an email to

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David Posnack Students Receive Animal Hero Kids Award By Debby Teich

Alexandria Cohen and twin sister Sydney Cohen receive the Animal Hero Kids Award from humane educator and founder Susan Hargreaves and her rescued dog Lovey.


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twin sisters Sydney Cohen and Alexandria Cohen have been a voice for animals in need of help. In recognition of their efforts, the fifth graders recently received the Animal Hero Kids Award in the “Kind to All” category during a surprise presentation at their school, David Posnack Jewish Day School. “I am very proud of both Sydney and Alexandria for their passionate support of animals and for their protection,” said Linda Gutheit, principal of David Posnack Jewish Day School. “It is wonderful to see

children this age have such a commitment to the (BCACA), they have spent numerous hours feedwell-being of animals and for their genuine coning, walking, cleaning up after and playing with the cern. These are children who put their kindhearted dogs and cats from the shelter that need extra time thoughts into action in many ways.” to find a home. They have held frequent bake sales Animal Hero Kids is an all-volunteer, 501c3 regand raised hundreds of dollars for homeless animals. istered charity that fosters empathy and kindness in They have volunteered with Pets’ Broward, a South children and youth by encouraging and recognizing Florida organization that encourages people to spay compassionate and courageous acts helping all speand neuter their dogs and cats; protested at zoos and cies of animals. Animal Hero Kids also offers comat puppy mill stores; educated their friends about the plimentary, interactive, humane education programs cruelty of circuses that force animals to perform, and highlighting stories of the rescue and aid of animals much more. in need. “Sydney and Alexandria are always thinking of Susan Hargreaves, Animal Hero Kids educator ways to help animals,” said their mother, Jennifer and founder, presented the girls Cohen. “It is their passion. They are with the award. dedicated and devoted to saving “It’s hopeful to see kindness as many animals as possible. They in action, especially when I have have helped so many animals and seen such cruelty in the 32 years I have made a huge impact.” have been helping animals,” said “We are so proud of our daughHargreaves. “Girls like the Cohen ters,” added their father, Brian sisters give me hope for the many Cohen. “Their kindness and comanimals on factory farms, in cirpassion is never ending.” cuses, aquariums and languishing in shelters.” For information on Animal Hero Kids, call The 11-year-old girls have 561-236-8843 or visit been vegetarians since birth. David Posnack Jewish Day School is located Alexandria and Sydney As “foster parents” for Broward at 5890 South Pine Island Road, in Davie. For Cohen display their award. County Animal Care and Adoption information, visit

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remain one of the most devastating injuries to the young competitive athlete. The ACL is the major supporting ligament within the knee joint providing stability to the knee during running, cutting and twisting sports. Though a traumatic collision with another athlete can cause a rupture to the ACL, a sudden alteration in speed and/or change in direction can also predispose an athlete to this injury. The athlete will often describe a loud popping sensation within the knee joint and experience severe pain, swelling and weakness combined with an inability to ambulate. Diagnosis is usually made by obtaining a proper history of injury and by performing a thorough clinical examination of the involved knee. X-rays and MRIs are extremely beneficial during this evaluation and will often help rule-out concomitant injuries to the adjacent ligaments, menisci and/or cartilage.

The goal of treatment is to return the athlete back to his or her prior level of activity, including competitive sports. Rarely, one may consider conservative/nonoperative treatment for those patients that are extremely sedentary and inactive in athletics. In this incidence, treatment may include rehabilitation, bracing and restriction to certain activities. For those individuals who are competitive athletes and participate in high-demand twisting sports, surgical ACL reconstruction is the treatment of choice. Over the last several years, I have seen numerous patients with surgical failures from prior ACL reconstructions that have been referred to my office for further consultation and revision surgery. Having performed over 1,700 Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstructions and over 200 revision surgical procedures, I remain convinced that this procedure is extremely technical and should be treated with state-of-the-art surgical technique and attention to detail. Though re-injury may be a common cause of failure subsequent to ACL reconstruction, technique related failures are commonly seen and can often occur from improper graft selection, tunnel placement, graft tensioning, and/or methods of fixation. Timing of surgery and proper postoperative instructions, including return to athletics, also play a significant role in prevention of re-injury. In concordance with the literature barring any anatomical or growth related considerations, I prefer to utilize bone-patella tendon-bone autograft for the young, high-demand athlete. Treatment of an Anterior Cruciate Ligament rupture continues to be a challenging problem for the high school, collegiate and community athletes. It is imperative that young individuals (and parents) understand the importance of pursuing treatment by an experienced surgeon, preferably with a subspecialty interest in knee ligament reconstruction. Failure to do so may predispose an athlete to additional surgery and prevent return to sports in a timely manner. Al DeSimone, MD, is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine. He specializes in Complex Knee Ligament and Shoulder Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. DeSimone is the Director of Sports Medicine at Sports Medicine Associates of South Florida P.A. He practices at the South Florida Institute of Sports Medicine at 1600 Town Center Blvd., Suite C, Weston, FL 33326. To schedule an appointment, please call (954) 389-9178. For more information visit or email


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hat is meant by “ intelligence - led policing”?

It is a way for the Broward Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies to analyze and utilize information on violent and habitual offenders and tips from the community to find better ways to fight crime. It is also a way to apply our resources more effectively and efficiently. The work of our Violence Intervention Proactive Enforcement Response (V.I.P.E.R.) unit, created in February 2013 to combat spikes in violent crimes, is one way the Broward Sheriff’s Office is work-

ing smarter. V.I.P.E.R. builds its intelligence by collaborating with other departments within BSO as well as local, state and federal agencies, but the community plays a significant role in this crime-fighting method, too. No law enforcement agency can be effective without community partnerships. We rely on everyone to keep an eye on what’s happening in their neighborhood and to report criminal activity. With this information, new offenders and repeat offenders are identified. We can link crimes that were previously treated as separate offenses. This valuable information leads to better resource allocation and decisionmaking. Traditionally, law enforcement has spent more time responding to crime and less time working to prevent crime. The intelligence that drives V.I.P.E.R. allows us to identify and prevent threats from affecting our communities. Instead of blindly conducting sweeps or other less-effective approaches, we can now direct resources for maximum effectiveness. V.I.P.E.R. was formed by combining two crime-fighting units: our Regional Street Crimes Unit and Gun Squad. This merger helps us zero in on not only illegal weapons, but also on criminals with a history of the violent use of weapons. V.I.P.E.R. has made a marked difference in reducing violent crime in a small amount of time. With better intelligence on offenders and potential offenses, we have been able to target the six percent of criminals that commit approximately 65 percent of all violent crime. In 2013, V.I.P.E.R. was responsible for the arrest of 471 suspects including 337 felons and 134 misdemeanor offenders. Additionally, V.I.P.E.R. confiscated 63 firearms, including a sawed-off shotgun, and seized tens of thousands of dollars in drug money. While the numbers have been impressive, they are not a full reflection of V.I.P.E.R.’s success. Through our shared tips and efforts, we have captured criminals in other counties and states who were planning crimes. Our V.I.P.E.R. unit will continue to target, track, investigate and apprehend Broward County’s most violent criminals, while we at the Broward Sheriff’s Office will continue to find new ways of keeping our community safe. To stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips, sign up for Sheriff Israel’s e-Alerts at or join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff’s Office (official) or follow us on Twitter @browardsheriff.

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The price of anything is determined by “supply and demand.” If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases. According to NAR, the supply of homes for sale increases every spring. Putting your home on the market now instead of waiting for the increased competition in the spring makes sense. Buyers in the market during the winter months are truly motivated purchasers. They want to buy now. With limited inventory available in most markets currently, a seller will be in a great position to negotiate. South Florida has had little to no new construction in the past five years. With the polar vortex and other extreme weather activity, there is an increase in folks flocking to our area. The social unrest of our friends to the south of the globe continues to increase Florida’s population. The largest percent of buyers are Canadians! Increased state taxes imposed on its citizens and local businesses has caused an exodus from certain states. Because of tourism and other factors, local businesses have enjoyed our “no income tax state” for years. With spring approaching, sellers might choose to upsize or downsize now. In my previous article, I gave you staging tips. There are many other things to consider.

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A home’s curb appeal is crucial, because it can be the first thing buyers notice about a home. Realtors rated exterior projects among the most valuable home improvement projects in the 2014 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report. “With many factors to consider such as, deciding what remodeling projects to undertake can be a difficult decision for homeowners,” stated NAR President Steve Brown. “Real Estate professionals know what home features are important to buyers in their area, but a home’s curb appeal is always critical since it’s the first impression for potential buyers. That’s why exterior replacement projects offer the greatest bang for the buck. Projects such as entry door . . . and window replacements can recoup homeowners more than 78 percent of costs upon resale.” For instance, a backup generator may cost $11,441. The resale value is $13,031; the recoup value to the Seller is 113.9%. For regional project data, see Perhaps we could sit down together to consider your options at this time. Call me today to list your property. View my listing presentation online at For more information regarding this report, e-mail me at, and I will forward to you the graphs and reports.


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In addition to the financial affidavit, certain documentation must also be exchanged between the parties within approximately six weeks from the date of filing. If it is a simplified divorce this requirement can be waived by both parties. The Financial Affidavits must be produced however. The documents that are required include: ▸▸ Income tax returns ▸▸ Pay stubs for the past three months ▸▸ Statement of income ▸▸ Loan applications and financial statements prepared during the preceding 12 months ▸▸ Deeds, leases and promissory notes executed during the past 12 months ▸▸ Checking account statements for the past three months ▸▸ Bank statements (other than checking) for the past 12 months ▸▸ Brokerage account statements for the last 12 months ▸▸ The most recent statements showing value of retirement accounts, profit sharing or deferred compensation accounts ▸▸ Life insurance documentation ▸▸ Credit card statements for the past three months The above list is just a partial list of what might be required. Requests often require documents dating back three years. It is not unusual that clients often become quite anxious when assigned the task of gathering this information. Here are a few words of advice: ▸▸ Do not wait for the last minute to gather these items. Time deadlines are extremely important and any delays could result in sanctions. ▸▸ Don’t try and do everything at once. Give yourself enough time to “pace yourself”. ▸▸ Be as accurate as possible in filling out all Financial Affidavits. Please remember that it is a sworn document and your answers (if incorrect) can be used against you. ▸▸ Do not ignore items or questions you feel are not relevant. If you have an attorney, don’t be afraid to ask questions and seek his/her advise. It can make this task a lot less stressful for all concerned. The law firm of Evan H. Baron and Associates is located at 1655 North Commerce Parkway, Suite 201, in Weston. For information or a free consultation, call 954-385-9160.

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Legally Speaking

What Homeowners Need to Know about Florida’s New Speedy Foreclosure Law By Omar J. Arcia, Esq. Foreclosure Defense and Consumer Bankruptcy Protection Attorney


fter a two year effort, Florida legislators approved a new

foreclosure law that significantly affects the rights of homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages. Under the veil of “helping Florida’s economic recovery,” Governor Rick Scott signed House Bill 87 into law on June 7, 2013. Unless this new law is overturned by the courts, it is expected to have a profound impact on the foreclosure process in favor of the banks and homeowners’ associations. The new law permits a lender or its servicer to file a foreclosure action and, instead of being required to prove its right to foreclose, it unfairly shifts the burden on the homeowner to “prove” that the lender “does not have the right” to foreclose. This new procedure is time sensitive, and if the homeowner does not provide the necessary evidence, a final judgment of foreclosure is entered. In as quickly as 45 days, the property could be sold at a foreclosure auction. The new law also provides homeowners’ associations with same expanded rights to quickly evict non-paying homeowners through this new expedited foreclosure process. For homeowners that are behind on their mortgage or HOA payments (but not yet in foreclosure), it is imperative that you immediately consult with a legal professional about your case. There are a number of “pre-foreclosure” steps that must be taken in order to defend yourself and your family from this new speedy foreclosure law. Remember you will only have a limited amount of time (20 days) to prove that the party suing for foreclosure does not have the legal right to do so. This means that the evidence needs to be gathered before the foreclosure process starts, and there are critical requests for information that must be presented to lenders prior to a foreclosure to avoid losing your home. The new speedy foreclosure law also states that if your house is foreclosed on fraudulently, you cannot get it back. You will only be entitled to file an action for damages against the lender or other party that obtained the wrongful foreclosure. We all know that in foreclosure cases there are a disturbing number of mistakes being made by banks and their attorneys. For those homeowners currently in foreclosure, it is critically important that any mistakes in the process be identified and brought to the attention of the court BEFORE a final judgment. In short, this new speedy foreclosure law is wrong, and it clearly violates the due process rights of the good citizens of Florida. It will force many more homeowners into bankruptcy as the only reliable means of saving their home. More detailed explanations of different options available to homeowners in foreclosure, at risk of foreclosure, or considering bankruptcy are discussed in a new consumer-friendly DVD developed by the Arcia Law Firm entitled “Fight For Your Home,” available for purchase on our website. If you mention that you heard about the DVD through this magazine you will receive a FREE copy during the appointment to discuss your case in detail with a member of our qualified legal team. Contact the Arcia Law Firm today at 954-437-9066 to schedule a free consultation, or visit for more information.


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t Bagels 4 U, customers can

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sive breakfast and lunch menu. You’ll find a selection of bagels, omelets, knishes, deli meats, smoked fish, fresh tuna/veggie

turkey, brisket, corned beef, and roast beef in house. All of our knishes and deli salads are also made fresh in house. Our nova and lox are sliced thin by hand. All of this is accompanied by a friendly staff to ensure a pleasant “like home” dining experience.

Describe the dining experience. We strive to make the dining experience at our establishment one that is inviting and creates an “at home” feeling. We want to earn the trust of our customers.

When did you open? The restaurant has been in business since

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he H ollywood E ye I nstitute provides specialized, comprehensive ophthalmic care for all ages. Located in Cooper City, the state-of-the-art facility offers everything from general ophthalmologic care to customized cataract, refractive and oculoplastic surgery.

interest in treating chronic disease using cell therapy and rejuvenation techniques. I am the principal investigator in a study involving treatment of macular degeneration using cell therapy. If you or a family member have macular degeneration and would like to learn more, call the office.

Dr. Shareen Greenbaum answered some commonly asked questions about the Hollywood Eye Institute.

Describe your equipment. We use the lat-

est technology and equipment to get precise measurements of the eye prior to cataract surgery. We have the ability to perform accurate visual field testing. We use the newest generation of Optical Coherence Tomography to scan the eye for early macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and other vision threatening conditions. We use a specialized ocular camera to take photographs and document all types of eye conditions and to monitor more effectively.

Describe the staff. The staff

is friendly, helpful and polite. We treat patients like they are part of our family.

Dr. Greenbaum uses state-of-the-art-diagnostic equipment and the latest technology during eye exams to help patients achieve the best possible results.

When did you open Hollywood Eye Institute? In 2007, I relocated to Broward

County and began practicing ophthalmology in South Florida. In 2012, I opened Hollywood Eye Institute.

What is your (Dr. Greenbaum) background? I was born and raised in Michigan.

After graduating with honors from the University of Michigan, I attended Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. I completed my ophthalmology residency training at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, where I served as Chief Resident. During my residency, I received specialty training in oculoplastics and advanced cataract surgery techniques. I am on staff at Memorial Hospital Network, where I provide medical and surgical care to victims of eye trauma. I also perform outpatient surgery at Memorial Same Day Surgery Center West, East, as well as Broward Health Weston. I attend multiple international conferences each year to stay up-to-date on the latest treatments and surgical advancements. When I am not seeing patients, I enjoy spending time with my husband and four children.

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What can patients expect when they visit the office? When patients arrive,

they are greeted by our friendly staff, which takes a thorough medical history. Next, I examine every part of the eye, including the eyelids. After discussing any abnormalities found during the exam and vision loss prevention, I answer any other questions.

disease, macular degeneration, and blepharitis.

What are some of lens implant products you use? We use Toric (for astigmatism correc-

tion), Crystalens, Restor, and Tecnis multifocal lenses. I was one of the first surgeons in Broward County to be fully trained and experienced with LASER cataract surgery for more precise, customizable outcomes.

Do you offer full service eye exams? Yes. Our exams include fittings for glasses and contact lenses, as well as all ocular disorders. Do you offer cosmetic injectibles and dermal fillers? Yes. I have ten years of experience

with Botox and fillers in all areas of the face and neck.

Do you offer Eyelid Surgical Procedures?

Yes. We offer outpatient procedures for droopy eyelids, extra skin, bags under the eyes, malpositions and cancers of the eyelids.

Do you offer Glaucoma Treatment? Yes.

I perform in-office lasers to lower intraocular pressure and to prevent glaucoma. We have the newest technology glaucoma diagnostic testing, including OCT to detect subtle changes in the optic nerve that can occur with glaucoma.

Do you offer LASIK/PRK (Refractive/Vision Correction Surgery)? Yes. A 20-minute procedure allows patients to discard their glasses or contact lenses. We offer free consultations. Hollywood Eye Institute is located at 11011 Sheridan St., Suite 215, in Cooper City. It is adjacent to the Embassy Lakes Shopping Plaza, on Sheridan Street just East of Hiatus. Patients can also visit the satellite office in Hallandale Beach. For information, call 954-447-0606 or visit

How do you help clients achieve the best possible results? We

use state-of-the-art-diagnostic equipment and the latest technology during our eye exams in order to help patients achieve the best possible results.

Do you offer free consultations? Yes. We offer

free LASIK and eyelid consultations.

What are some of the common eye conditions you treat? Some

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Dr. Greenbaum and her staff treat patients like they are part of the family.


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Sheridan Professional Centre 11011 Sheridan Street, Suite 215 | Cooper City, FL 33026 N.E. corner of Sheridan & Hiatus, just East of Winn-Dixie/Embassy Lakes Shopping Center davie town times | March 2014


Seen on scene

Fundraising Dinner

La Brochette Bistro in Cooper City raised over $2,000 for Relay For Life Pembroke Pines. Chef Aboud and Lori Kobaitri opened their doors on a day that the restaurant is normally closed to host a special three-course dinner for more than 50 guests.

Chili Bowl

Golfers and football fans warmed up to watch the Super Bowl at Davie Golf and Country Club’s “Chili Bowl”. They sampled a variety of chili recipes and voted for their favorite one. Davie Golf’s chef received the most votes for his “Bodhie’s House Chili.”

Winter Signing

Arbor Day

Southwest Ranches residents gathered to celebrate Arbor Day. The event featured a planting of Red Maple and Southern Magnolia seedlings and the ceremonial raising of the 7th Annual Tree City USA Flag over the Town Hall facility. Southwest Ranches is one of fewer than 500 U.S. communities to achieve the Tree City USA Growth Award, demonstrating its commitment to improving our community forest.

Horse Show

In its 3rd year, the Southwest Ranches Annual Fun Horse Show featured English and Western classes, offering an inclusive horse show experience to youth riders of all ages and skill levels. The event gives novice riders a valuable horse show experience, brings surrounding communities together, and promotes the rural character of Southwest Ranches.


March 2014 | davie town times

Athletes from Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School celebrated “Winter Signing” with their respective coaches. Standing (l to r): Carl Phillips Golf Coach, Alex Fernandez Baseball Coach, Mike Sicca Girls Soccer Coach, Anthony “Tony” Massaro Athletic Director. Sitting (l to r): Valerie Bertuccelli - Ave Maria University for golf, Andrew Doll – Ave Maria for baseball and Carissa Sanchez – Ryder University for soccer.

Cooper City: Monterra…Newly constructed 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms in Capistrano. Oversized lakefront lot. 2 car garage, Open kitchen featuring dark wood cabinets and granite counter tops. Stainless steel appliances. Barrel tile roof, Hurricane impact windows and doors. Aprox 2800 square feet. “A” schools,24 hour guard gates. Fabulous amenities.

Davie: Beautiful remodel in Ivanhoes Hawkes Bluff neighborhood. 4 huge bedrooms, 3 and a half bathrooms. Marble floors throughout the living area,Oversized corner lot with a view of the lake. Aprox 3059 sq. ft., 2 car garage. Brand new stainless steel Frigidaire appliances ,wood kitchen cabinets, granite countertops.

Cooper City: Embassy Lakes: 4 bedrooms,2 bathrooms, screened in heated pool and spa overlooking the widest part of the lake.Porcelain tile in living areas,All new kitchen with granite counters and wood cabnets,plus a wine chiller! Textured ceilings with crown molding. New roof and A/C. Freshly painted inside and out. Accordian hurricane shutters. “A” schools…24 hour guard gates

Davie: Stonebrook…Fabulous 5 bedroom, 3 and a half bathroom custom built home in exclusive Stonebrook Estates.Interior has over 4600 square feet and there is over 5000 square feet under roof. Huge gourmet kitchen with an island for work space. Wide open floor plan is great for entertaining. The study offers wonderful built ins, Real hardwood flooring throughout living areas,crown molding,and of course a covered patio outside with an awesome pool with paver patio overlooking long lakeviews. 24 hour guard gate. “A” schools…FANTASTIC price! Offered at: $1,025,000

Davie: Westridge…Magnificient estate home on a builders acre. 5 bedrooms,3 full bathrooms with almost 3200 sq.ft. under air and 4183 under roof. 3 car garage. Heated tropical pool with mosaics,luch landscaping,a true tropical paradise. Gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry,granite countertops and state of the art appliances. Custom finishes through out. Fabulous price!! Offered at : $849,900

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Saint DaviD carnival March 13-16, 2014

Pre-Carnival Ride Specials


Unlimited Ride B


per day

($25 if purchased

at the Carnival)

Carnival Hours: Thursday 5pm - 10pm Friday 6pm - 11pm Saturday 1pm - 11pm Sunday 12pm - 10pm

Save $5.00

Live enTeRTAinmenT featuring:

Thursday: Wayne L: 6:30 - 10pm Musical Fun Show Friday: M and M: 7 - 11pm Saturday: Angelo Caruso: 1 - 3pm Saturday: Broadway Kids: 3:30 - 4:30pm Saturday: The Decades: 7 - 10pm Sunday: Saint David Children’s Choir: 1 - 2pm Sunday: B Sharp Quartet: 2 - 3pm Sunday: Robbie Hazen: 3 - 5pm Saturday: Pure Dynamics: 5:00pm Sunday: Fire and Ice: 7 - 10pm

4-Day Unlimited Ride Bracelets


Specials available in the Church until 6pm on Thursday, March 13th. With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior purchases. Offer expires 3/13/14.

Rides&Attractions for all ages • Country Store • International Food Court

Thank you to our local sponsors for your support.

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