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CONTENTS PUBLISHER’S PAGE 8
New Year Brings New Beginnings
CO-PUBLISHERS Christy & Terry Jaillet
MANAGING EDITOR Beverly Perkins
10 January 2018
OFFICE MANAGER Gabriela Moscoso
12 The Tradition Continues…Hollywood Celebrates Veterans with Free BBQ 14 2nd Annual King Tide Event Brought Awareness to Sea Level Rise 16 A Bird’s Eye View – The Flocking of the Flamingos 20 Another Grand Slam - Derek Jeter Honored with the “Joe DiMaggio American Icon Award”
FEATURE STORY 19 Alex Bruno & John DeMarco Expand RE/MAX 5 Star Realty into The Heart of Downtown Hollywood
SCHOOL NEWS 22 Broward Education Foundation Recognizes Hollywood School Alumni
INSPIRING INDIVIDUALS 24 Hollywood Celebrates and Remembers Resident Artist Larry Joe Miller 24 Beautiful Inside & Out
POSITIVE PARENTING 28 Keeping Children Safe Online
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CHAMBER NEWS 30 Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Announces 2018 Board of Directors
ASK THE EXPERT 31 Writing the Future
HEALTH & WELLNESS 33 What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?
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SEEN ON SCENE 38 Community Snapshots
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New Year Brings New Beginnings
t’s another New Year, and for Our City Media that means a new beginning. New Year’s Day marked the start of the new year. It also served as a point in time when many of us started changes in our lives. Our City Media was no exception. We have upgraded the look, feel and layout of our magazines for 2018. We’ve made every change with you, our reader, in mind. We’ve improved our calendar pages; changed the primary font to an easier, clearer to read style; increased the weight of the paper Our City magazines are printed on. Have no fear, these improvements will only serve to enhance your reading experience. Each magazine still contains all the critical community and school news you have come to expect. Our team of highly experienced and talented journalists will continue to bring you the latest happenings in your community. We have also re-launched our website, www.ourcityhollywood.com. Here, you will find a digital version of our publication, with the same types of content found in our print magazines. While you are on the site, check out what’s going on in your neighboring cities. With eight publications, Our City Media is proud to be South Florida’s leader in community news. We truly hope you enjoy Our City’s new look. We have been working on this for some time. If you have any suggestions for making the magazine even better, feel free to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sincerely,
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1st Burger Beast Food Trucks – Bring your appetite, your family and your friends to ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood every Monday 5:30-9:30pm. Over 20 trucks participate. For a weekly updated truck line-up visit www. foodtrucksatartspark.com
2nd Full Moon Drum Circle – Bring a drum or other percussion instrument to this FREE guided drum circle. ArtsPark at Young Circle – 1 Young Circle, Hollywood from 7:00pm-9:00pm. – For more information, call 954-926-0204. *Also on January 31st this month.
5th Funtastic Friday – Enjoy family fun every Friday night with a DJ, face painter, games, bounce houses and more. Local 10 (WPLG) viewers recently ranked Funtastic Friday # 8 on their “Top 10 Places to Take the Kids” in South Florida list. – ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood – FREE admission – For more information call 954-921-3500. Artspark Movie Night – Gather the family, a blanket, lawn chairs and some popcorn for a night under the stars watching a FREE family friendly flick at ArtsPark at Young Circle in Hollywood at 8:00pm. Tonight’s feature presentation is Monster Trucks (PG), 1/12 Selma (PG-13), 1/19 Kubo and the Two Strings (PG), 1/26 TBA Gulfstream Park Family Fun Fridays˛– The entire family will enjoy an amazing line-up of entertainment with interactive DJ, games, character appearances and performances. Every Friday night at Champions Plaza at Gulfstream Park from 7:00pm-9:00pm – 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach.
6th Music in the Park – Live bands of all genres including Top 40, Oldies, Salsa and Classic Rock perform every 10 JANUARY 2018 | OURCITYHOLLYWOOD.COM
Saturday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Champions Plaza at Gulfstream Park – 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach.
7th Dream Car Classic – The Downtown Hollywood Dream Car Classic features dozens of classic cars, trucks and other vehicles of interest. Attendance is FREE. Vehicle registration is $20. To pre-register for the Dream Car Classic, email Joe Bevelacqua at jbevsr@msn. com and include your vehicle’s make and model. – 10:00am - 3:00pm – Hollywood Boulevard between 19th & 20th Avenue Downtown Hollywood – For more information, call 954-825-1027.
25th Joe DiMaggio American Icon Award – Derek Jeter will be honored with the prestigious award presented to him at The Diplomat Resort & Spa, 3555 S. Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade – Ocean Drive, Hollywood at 6:30pm. For Join in the celebration of the life and tickets and more details please call 954legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr 265-3454 or email jdchfoundation@ during the annual Dr. MLK Parade. mhs.net. See the full story on page 20. The parade begins at 10am at BF James Park and ends with a festival at OB Johnson Park, 1000 NW 8th Avenue, at 11:30am in Hallandale Beach with games, kids’ activities, basketball tournament, guest speaker, live music, and local food vendors. Free admission. For more information, please call 954-457-1452.
20th Soulful Jazz Sundays˛– Enjoy the smooth sounds of local saxophonist, Travis Bridges, from 7 p.m. to 9 pm at Champions Plaza at Gulfstream Park – 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach.
13th Operation Paintbrush – Hollywood residents may participate in this popular program where they may receive up to 20 gallons of high quality recycled exterior latex paint for their single-family homes. Colors available are off-white, beige, terracotta, gray and turquoise. Paint distribution takes place at the City of Hollywood Public Works Compound located at 1600 S. Park Road, Hollywood between 8:00am and 12:00pm. For more information, please call 954-967-4526.
14th Hollywood Historical Society 2018 Lecture Series – “Why Do You Love that Old Bag?”- Hollywood resident and collector Shelly DeMarco will speak about 100 years of handbag styles and designers. Free and open to the public from 1:00-3:00pm at the Hollywood Branch Library – 2600 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Authors will sign books and refreshments will be served. For more information, email email@example.com or call 954-923-5590.
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Beach Entertainment Series – Relax by Flipany Fun Run & Paddleboard – 5K, the beach and enjoy a different type 10K, Walk/Run, and Paddleboard along of music the 4th Sunday each month the beautiful Hollywood Broadwalk on from November to April at this event. Hollywood Beach. 7:00am-11:00am at Performances are 2:00pm-5:00pm at North Beach Park in Hollywood, FL. – South City Beach Park, 1870 S. Ocean corner of Sheridan and A1A – parking is Drive, Hallandale Beach. This month FREE until 8am. International Powerhouse Vocalist, JayCee Driesen, One Woman Show, Downtown Hollywood Artwalk/Mural “The Human Jukebox” performs Tour – Visit galleries and shops in everything from Broadway to Pop Downtown Hollywood while enjoying art, cultural entertainment, live music, including Jazz, Rock, Country, Oldies, a mural tour and more during ArtWalk Standards, Disco, and more! For more information contact the Parks & on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 5:00pm-10:00pm and mural tour Recreation Department at 954-457-1452. at 6:00pm. Cost is FREE. For more information, please call 954-924-2980.
21st Free Arts! Family Days – The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood will offer interactive arts activities, expanding upon the current Free Admission Day program offered for contemporary visual arts exhibitions presented on the third Sunday of each month. For more information, please call 954-9213274 or visit artandculturecenter.org. Gallery hours are noon – 4 pm on Free Arts! days. The Center is located at 1650 Harrison Street. Global Meditation for World Peace˛– Take some time out of your hectic life and meet up with others who want to meditate to bring peace, love and care to the world. The group meets in ArtsPark at Young Circle – 1 Young Circle, Hollywood
Hollywood Healing Haiti – The free, family-friendly annual benefit concert will take place from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. All funds raised will directly benefit the Project Papillon Orphanage and Community Youth Center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Sponsorship opportunities, including title sponsorship, are still available for local individuals and organizations. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susie Budowsky at Susie@hollywoodcares.net. For more information on the concert please contact Kenny Budowsky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Tradition Continues…Hollywood Celebrates Veterans with Free BBQ BY BEVERLY PERKINS
esides Thanksgiving, November recognizes another day to be thankful for, and that’s Veterans Day! The City of Hollywood, along with Mayor Josh Levy and all the City of Hollywood Commissioners, showed how thankful they are to the men and women who are currently serving or have served in the United States Armed Forces. They saluted, celebrated, and honored these amazing citizens by hosting the “7th Annual Veterans Barbeque”. The free event was held on the national holiday at TY Park. Besides serving up great food and camaraderie, the City of Hollywood Veterans Barbeque also featured a wall of honor where veterans and their families were able to display photos of local service heroes, and a banner plane flying above with a message of gratitude. Peter Bober, Hollywood’s former mayor, started the annual tradition in 2011 when he set forth to make plans to honor United States service members. Later that year, the City of Hollywood hosted the first Veterans Barbeque. Mayor Bober rolled up his sleeves and worked the grill while other members of the Hollywood City Commission joined with volunteers to serve a free
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barbeque lunch to local veterans, service members and their families. Seven years later, the tradition continues and all Hollywood military personnel, veterans and their families were invited to the special event to celebrate their service. Bleu Flame Catering served traditional BBQ fare featuring barbeque chicken, hamburgers, baked beans, coleslaw, corn, cookies and brownies, as well as an assortment of beverages. “For the City of Hollywood to do this barbecue and recognize our veterans and the service they have pro-
vided for us means everything in the world to me and I wouldn’t miss it,” said attendee Anita Shultz. The well-received event was sponsored by Sintavia, Diplomat Beach Resort, chewy.com, Witkin-Hults Design Group, and Majestic Memory Care Center. Attendees were able to win prizes courtesy of the generous sponsors including a dinner for four at The Diplomat Beach Resort’s Bristol’s Burgers and a dog and cat prize pack courtesy of chewy.com. “I am so very proud of the veterans and active duty military personnel we have here in Hollywood,” said Mayor Josh Levy. “Their unwavering commitment to the cause of freedom is truly awe inspiring. This annual barbecue is a great way to bring everyone together under one roof, so we may honor them and tell them thank you for their service and sacrifice.”
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2nd Annual King Tide Event Brought Awareness to Sea Level Rise BY BEVERLY PERKINS
ver 100 members of the community came together a couple of months ago to witness the 2nd Annual King Tide Flooding Event. The event commenced at the corner of Adams Street and 10th Avenue in East Hollywood. Those that participated were able to watch the annual King Tides push water over Hollywood’s sea walls which then spilled over to the low-lying residential streets. “Witnessing the King Tide is like a window into the future of sea level rise in Florida, when we will experience frequent flooding events and the disruption of
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neighborhoods and businesses in the path of rising waters,” noted Scott Lewis, a founding member of the Sea Level Rise Project. Sea Level Rise (SLR) is a serious issue in Southeast Florida and will have a significant impact on homes, communities and businesses in the near future. Numerous local governments and universities are putting forth efforts to prepare a plan for the impact of the rising seas. In addition, there is work by nonprofit, faith and informal groups also addressing the problem. The King Tide event was coordinated again by the SLR Solutions Project of South Florida. The organization, started by members of Temple Solel in Hollywood, wants to serve as a clearinghouse and community leader on the Sea Level Rise Issue in order to support the work of government, businesses, and other groups in Southeast Florida to mitigate Climate Change and make our communities more resilient to Sea Level Rise. Despite all the efforts and national
media spotlights, the public in Southeast Florida may not perceive the threat of SLR to be immediate. They may also not be aware of actions they can currently take to assist in regional efforts to build resilience, and to democratize flood risk management. Keren Bolter, an environmental science professor from Broward College, students, and members of the SLR Solution Project of South Florida were able to be citizen scientists as they documented the flooding by measuring the salinity and depth, and photographing the waters to incorporate into Broward County’s database. Both Hollywood’s current Mayor, Josh Levy, and former Mayor, Peter Bober were in attendance to help create awareness to the urgent issue. “When you watch water, literally, creeping down streets, and overtaking them within mere minutes, you begin to see that sea level rise is greatest threat facing South Florida’s future,” commented former Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober. For more information on how to become involved in the Sea Level Rise Solutions Project of South Florida, please contact Scott Lewis at 954-801-7170 or email Scotlewg@gmail.com.
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A Bird’s Eye View – The Flocking of the Flamingos he Greater Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) Hollywood Women’s Club proved once again that birds of a feather flock together as they debuted their famous pink flamingos all over Downtown Hollywood for the holidays. The ladies began this tradition over 4 years ago to raise funds to support a variety of community service
nization added an additional 100 flamingos to their flock which brought their festive colony to over 300. The club lined them up in assembly line fashion and tied red glitter bows around the pink plastic birds to get them ready for display. The Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) joined in again on the flocking fundraiser festivities by sponsoring a mass flocking on
projects which transform lives in the Hollywood community as well as the ongoing restoration of their 1927 National Historic Clubhouse. In addition to celebrating the holiday, the club is celebrating their 95th anniversary. The festivities began in November when the orga-
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During the month, decorated flamingos were also displayed in the window at Mickey Byrne’s Irish Pub & Restaurant on Hollywood Blvd. Patrons were invited to take selfies and group photos, post on social media, and then vote for their favorite one. The winning bird was announced at the end of the month. Anyone interested in flocking friends, family and businesses was able to call the flocking hotline to place their request and make a small donation of $35 or more. The birds were delivered in the early morning hours and stayed in place until the evening when volunteers would go back to collect them. “It puts a smile on everyone’s face” said Carol Fitzgerald, President of the Hollywood Women’s Club. “Over the last 4 years the Holiday Flocking Promotion has raised close to $5000 to support community service projects.” The fundraiser not only raises money each year, but helps recruit new members and gives Hollywood’s oldest organization great exposure. The clubhouse is available for private events such as bridal showers, weddings, and other parties. For more information on the Hollywood Women’s Club, please call 954-925-9394, email Carol at email@example.com, or visit hollywoodwomensclub.org for specifics on club membership, meetings, events, volunteer opportunities or to make a donation. New members are always welcome.
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Alex Bruno and John DeMarco, owners of RE/MAX 5 Star Realty, certainly understand these international investment trends and are what these trends mean for their clients. They predict prices will continue to increase drastically over the next several years, especially in Hollywood. With new development projects breaking ground, as well as ongoing improvement projects in the city, have encouraged the real estate duo to open a second office. RE/MAX 5 Star Realty is expanding right in their own backyard, in the heart of downtown Hollywood. They purchased 1901 Harrison Street. Directly and strategically located across the street from the upcoming Hilton Hotel project which includes over 200 new units. The purpose of this expansion is to better serve their clients by having offices on both the
east and west sides of the city. Recently Alex Bruno, RE/MAX 5 Star Realty Owner/Agent, and John DeMarco RE/MAX 5 Star Realty Owner/ Commercial Agent, took the time to answer a few questions about the local real estate market and how they handle both commercial and residential real estate How do your services differ from your competitors? Having strong leadership from million-dollar producers is just the start to setting the bar above our competitors. Also, being available and attentive to our agents is necessary. We are always available to coach and encourage our agents to reach their full potential. It is our goal to give them all the tools they need to be as successful as possible. Happy agents equal happy clients, which equates to a successful and growing office. Both of us have been in the industry for over 20 years combined. We understand the challenges that realtors and clients face every day. As one of the most successful Re/Max offices in the state of Florida, we provide a rich environment, professionalism, and we have our pulse on the market and market conditions. We have the expertise to produce real results for our clients. Do you have a specific specialty? Condos, single family homes, retail spaces, offices, warehouses and rentals, we do it all! This is a well-structured office with multi-million-dollar producers. We have John DeMarco/Broker who is President of the DeMarco Real Estate Group, which is the #1 Ranked Commercial Team in the State of Florida for the last four years running. He specializes in commercial sales and acquisitions. We both are very well versed in the real estate industry in all aspects. Are you both able to help clients at all times during the process? Of course, our work never stops! We are both available from contract to closing, hence Alex’s nickname “The Selling Machine”. We want communication to be open and never ending even after the deal is closed. We take pride in being fully staffed with diverse assistants who are also multilingual and are as fully educated in the industry. We work
closely with our staff to ensure no one is left behind and that our amazing customer service is evident at all times. Tell us about the new office. We have all the bells and whistles at our new office, we are currently building out 5000 square feet of stateof-art office space. A sophisticated ambiance brings this new office to the next level by providing a full service real estate agency, title services, insurance, and lenders all inclusive. The luxury real estate office offers a chic café style atmosphere where agents and potential clients alike feel at home. The location not only accepts walk in’s but also provides hands on training and resources to help buyers, sellers, and agents. The new east end office will continue to provide the standards of our international companies and offices
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Another Grand Slam - Derek Jeter Honored with the “Joe DiMaggio American Icon Award” BY BEVERLY PERKINS
erek Jeter is a baseball legend, Marlins CEO, and Founder of the Turn 2 Foundation. On the field, the longtime shortstop was a five-time World Series champion, 14-time All-Star, Rookie of the Year, Roberto Clemente Award winner, and member of the exclusive 3,000-hit club. He was also named “Sportsman of the Year” in 2009 by Sports Illustrated. Later this month, the former Yankee captain will be including “2018 Joe DiMaggio American Icon Award” winner to his illustrious resume. The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital “American Icon Award” is given to those that represent the highest values for Joe DiMaggio stood. Jeter will join NBA legends Pat Riley, President of the Miami Heat and Earvin “Magic” Johnson, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, and the Grammy Awardwinning couple Emilio and Gloria Estefan as an honoree that upholds and has the societal impact of the award’s namesake. Both Joe DiMaggio and Derek Jeter spent their entire playing careers with the New York Yankees, winning numerous championships, individual awards, and becoming synonymous with the most iconic team in American sports. And while their on-field accomplishments of are many, it’s the way they carried themselves away from the diamond – with style, class, and dignity – that continues to link them to this day.
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Now, the baseball legends will have another point of commonality, as the children’s hospital foundation that bears the Yankee Clipper’s name presents Jeter the prestigious award at a gala banquet honoring him on January 25th at the Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood at 6:30pm. The incredible event benefits thousands of children and families with life-saving care provided every day at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. “Derek capably carried on Joe’s legacy while wearing the Yankee pinstripes and has continued to be an impact player in retirement,” said Kevin Janser, who leads the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation for Memorial Healthcare System. “His dedication to children through the Turn 2 Foundation makes him a true American icon and ideal recipient of this award.” Jeter’s foundation has awarded more than $27 million in grants to create and support programs that motivate young people to turn away from drugs and alcohol and “turn 2” healthy lifestyles. The nonprofit focuses on academic excellence, leadership development, positive behavior, healthy choices, and social change. Tickets for “American Icon” are on sale for $250. Proceeds benefit the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and the nonprofit Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation which provides philanthropic funding to the children’s hospital. For more information call 954-265-3454 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Broward Education Foundation Recognizes Hollywood School Alumni Award for her dedication to a career in public ach year, thousands of graduates from Broward education. County Public Schools move on to become This year’s JM Family Enterprises Inc. Lifetime teachers, entrepreneurs, business and civic Achievement Award, honored an alumnus who has leaders making significant contributions to the made an indelible mark in the community. Keith community. And each year, The Broward Education Koenig, president and CEO of City Furniture was the Foundation likes to recognize these distinguished recipient of the prestigious award. Koenig graduated alumni of Broward County Public Schools. from Northeast High School in 1969 and has been a Many outstanding individuals were recently philanthropist and advocate for education and chilrecognized at the Publix Super Markets Charities dren for more than 40 years. “2017 Hall of Fame Breakfast” presented by Memorial Other honorees were: Healthcare System just a few ▸▸ Lisa Scott Founds, President Lisa Scott Founds, Max Osceola, Jr. months ago, including two and CEO of Winterfest, Hollywood high school alumni. Stranahan High School, Class Max Osceola, Jr., Native of 1981 American Issues ▸▸ Shane Strum, Senior Vice Consultant, McArthur High President of Memorial School, Class of 1968 received Healthcare System, Hollywood the Bank of America Community Hills High School, Class of 1988 Achievement Award for signifi▸▸ James F. Griffin II, Lauderdale cant achievement and Elaine Saef, Lakes Middle School Principal, Panther Run Elementary School Dillard High School, Class Principal, Hollywood Hills High of 1989 School, Class of 1982 received ▸▸ Patrick McQuaid, Nova High the Education Achievement School Athletic Director, Nova BY BEVERLY PERKINS
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High School, Class of 1968 During the Hall of Fame breakfast, Broward Education Foundation also paid special tribute to Brian W. Dassler, Ph.D., former Florida Department of Education Deputy Chancellor of Quality Education and Cooper City High School class of 1997 alumnus, who passed away earlier this year. Following the breakfast, the BrightStar Credit Union “Walk of Fame” Alumni star unveiling for the honorees took place at the Broward County Public Schools District Office. “We are exceedingly proud of the remarkable accomplishments and unwavering dedication of our illustrious honorees-they are true role models for today’s students,” said Christina Fischer, chair of the Broward Education Foundation Board. “We appreciate the impact they have on our students, schools and community. It’s so important for us to pay it forward by inspiring, mentoring and supporting our students as they become the next generation of game changers.”
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Hollywood Celebrates and Remembers Resident Artist Larry Joe Miller BY BEVERLY PERKINS
any gathered to pay their respects and celebrate the life of Hollywood’s very own artist-in-residence, Larry Joe Miller, in midNovember at his studio and gallery at the Hollywood ArtsPark in Young Circle.
Larry Joe Miller was known as a true renaissance man and a lifelong artist in music and in the arts. Affectionately named “Mr. Rockabilly”, the stylish artist was always seen traveling around Hollywood on his scooter, teaching painting classes, and playing bass on a street corner or a ukulele on his porch. The former president of the Broward Art Guild spent 50 years as a touring musician, and even toured with the English punk rock band, The Clash. During that time, he also played with several popular groups including the Thingies, the Delusions, and his very own Larry Joe Miller and the Rockabilly Rockets. However, when his touring days were over anyone looking for Miller could almost always find him in his art studio and gallery at ArtsPark. This was where he donated countless hours of his time teaching students of all ages how to paint. He was always hosting complimentary weekly community art events such as printmaking classes and paint parties. South Florida residents loved his “Paint for Fun” nights. Before Miller was living his creative life, he served in the United States Air Force where he earned a distinguished record of overseas service. At the ceremony, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz
presented Larry’s wife, Amy, with a plaque honoring him into the United States Senate, and the Honor Guard presented his family with a flag. Friends and colleagues shared memories including Broward County Commissioner Beam Furr, and Kent Wallace, who also sang a song that him and Larry Joe wrote together. “Larry Joe’s giving personality impacted so many of our residents with his joy for life, his profound love of his family, and his passion for art and music that his presence in our community will be terribly missed, but his spirit will remain in my heart and those who knew and loved him forever,” said friend and Hollywood Historical Society President, Karen Albertson. Aside from his wife, Amy, and son, Clay, Miller is survived by three other sons: Tyler Miller, 31, John Paul Miller, 49, and Dennis Green, 54, and seven grandchildren.
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arly fall was the perfect time for the 7th Annual Beauty Fashion Award Extravaganza. This year’s theme, “Beauty Inside Out” was emphasized throughout the event held at Nikki’s on the Green in Hollywood. The South Floridian clubhouse at Orangebrook Golf & Country Club showcased vendors sharing the latest in hair, skin, make-up, fashion, nutrition, and personal development. It was a red-carpet evening as over 100 guests were greeted by Facebook Live interviewers, and paparazzi. The event was hosted by local beauty expert, Wilma Mulcare of Mulcare Skin Care/ Cosmetics. Mulcare proudly displayed and discussed how her brand achieves healthier skin and a polished look. She then demonstrated make-up and hair techniques on the models. “You don’t have a second chance to make a great first impression,” exclaimed Mulcare. “It’s never too early to develop leadership skills and a healthy self-esteem.” The anticipated fashion show was emceed and coordinated by Charlene Meriedy. On the runway Judith Barnes exhibited her collection of JB Couture gowns, fol24 JANUARY 2018 | OURCITYHOLLYWOOD.COM
lowed by Jenny’s Closet and Dress Barn. After the show guests were able to mix and mingle, shop, and speak to wellness and personal development coaches, Tatiana Jimenez and Florence Gaspard. From healthy eating tips to learning how to live a healthy lifestyle, guests came away with inspiring advice. The host annually recognizes a few recipients with honorable awards. Marsha Feldman and Jamelah Morton were this year’s recipients of the “High Achiever” award. Both were (Photos courtesy of recognized for Bruce Smith from their hard work Smithco Photo Images) and dedication in all the thought that was put into this recognition.” their communities. Mulcare works around the clock sustaining clients Feldman proudly accepted the from all over the world. She has been an integral award in crown and sash, representing the national title “Woman contributor to the South Florida community with her outreach efforts. She is an active member for the of Achievement” for women’s National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), empowerment, charity pursuits along with several other organizations. and causes. Each year Mulcare allocates a percentage of the “I was surprised and honevent’s proceeds to a charity, and this year’s benefiored to receive this year’s High ciary was the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., Rhoer Achiever Award in the presClub. Much like Mulcare’s own beliefs, this organience of many other great supporters and community activists,” said zation promotes unity among women and aims to enhance the quality of life within every community. Feldman. “I sincerely appreciate
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Keeping Children Safe Online BY TERRY JAILLET
he average age of an Facebook recently launched a American child at the time new product called Messenger Kids. she receives her first smartThis app, which is controlled from phone is 10 years old. More a parent’s facebook account, gives than half of children between the kids the ability to text and video chat ages of 8 and 12 have a smartphone with friends and family while allowthey use every day. Teens watch more ing parents to monitor everything than twice as much YouTube video as the child is doing. It also, of course, television. Three out of four American introduces kids at a young age to the teenagers subscribe to SnapChat Facebook ecosystem. and Instagram. Parental Controls These facts, from a pair of studies A first line of defense for some published by Trendera and Influence parents is setting up parental conCentral, are not surprises to anyone trols on a child’s phone. iPhone users with children. Today’s young people can use the phone’s Restrictions are the first generation of humans settings to limit a child’s phone use. to grow up since the advent of the Parents can limit a child’s ability to iPhone. Kids are typically more use certain apps, block particular technologically savvy and more types of content or restrict the time comfortable integrating technology of day the phone can be used. Similar into every aspect of their lives than parent controls are available on older generations. Android phones. Parents, however, are nervous. Inspect don’t Expect How can they control, or even be Many parents take a different aware of who their children are approach. Realizing their children communicating with? What types of are more sophisticated tech users content are kids sending each other? than they are, these parents simply How does someone protect a curious insist on reviewing their children’s teen from sending an image to some- texts, youtube history, browser one that could have a lasting effect on history and the like on a regular his life? basis. This technique can be very The answers to these questions helpful but it is not foolproof. Apps and others like them are all too often like SnapChat do not preserve uncomfortably nebulous. Fortunately, chat histories. there are some tools available to all of Parental Control Apps us that can make life easier. There are There are many commercial a number of new apps specifically tar- parental control apps on the marketgeted at families with young children. place that allow parents to set times
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of day for phone use, monitor child usage, block content types and enable/ disable games or apps. These products have a range of prices from free up to $60 a year for a family plan. Examples of these include NetNanny, KidLogger, Pumpic and PhoneSheriff. Each has its own uniquie set of features, but the functionality of all of them is similar.
Child Engagement It will come as little surprise to anyone that there are a number of thriving chat rooms and forums filled with teens detailing ways to get
around parental control platforms. Motivated teenagers can be quite clever. An interesting example of this is my own experience with a great app called Life360. Life360 allows parents to get real-time information about their kids’ location, cell phone use and travel habits (e.g. were they speeding). My kids don’t like this app because it drains battery life. One afternoon, I was wondering where my teen son Justin was. I clicked on the Life360 app, pulled up the map, and there he was, in Pyongyang, North Korea! In reality, Justin was two blocks from home playing basketball, but he had very quickly figured out how to “spoof” his phone’s GPS; something I am quite sure I will never know how to do. Whether parents like it or not, our society is never going back to a time where young people use personal electronic devices less. The entire global culture has quickly evolved with the mobile phone at its center. Experts agree that the best way to keep kids safe online is ta combination of parental controls, mindful oversight and, most importantly, engagement with children. No one knows what teens will be doing ten years from now, but we can be sure it will include even greater use of technology than today.
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he term comes from the Greek words “gyne” (meaning “woman”) and “mastos” (mean- ing “breast”). In practical terms, this means abnormally large breasts on men. The condition is relatively common in adolescent boys, and 90% of the time symptoms disappear in a matter of months, or as adolescence wanes a few years later. But the remaining 10% are burdened with a social handicap that can cause shame, lowered self-esteem and confidence. There are many potential causes, including puberty, steroid abuse, obesity, marijuana use, side effects of medicine, and certain genetic diseases. Gynecomastia can be emotionally devastating. A man or boy with gynecomastia struggles with anxiety over such simple acts as taking off his shirt at the beach. In cases of obesity, weight loss can alter the gynecomastic condition, but for many it may not totally eliminate it. For all other causes, surgery is the only known physical remedy, and often the best solution. Once the contour of the chest is restored to normal, the patient can begin to feel more confident and selfassured with his physical body image. Plastic surgery to correct gynecomastia is technically called reduction mammaplasty and reduces breast size, flattening and enhancing the chest contours. In severe cases of gynecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue may cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). In these cases the position and size of the areola can be surgically improved and excess skin may be reduced. Before After The procedure can be performed under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia depending on each individual’s medical condition. In cases where gynecomastia is primarily the result of excess fatty tissue, liposuction techniques alone may be used. There are various liposuction techniques that may be used; the technique most appropriate in your case will be defined prior to your procedure. Excision techniques are recommended where glandular breast tissue or excess skin must be removed to correct gynecomastia. Excision also is necessary if the areola will be reduced, or the nipple repositioned to a more natural male contour. Incision patterns vary depending on the specific conditions and surgical preference. Sometimes gynecomastia is treated with both liposuction and excision. Any surgical treatment to correct gynecomastia will require incisions. While most incision lines are concealed within natural contours, some may be visible and are a necessary result of breast reduction surgery. After surgery, dressings or bandages will be applied to your incisions and an elastic bandage or support garment may be used to minimize swelling and support your new chest contour as it heals. The procedure duration is typically one to two hours and most men are able to return to work within 4 to 5 days depending on how much lifting is required. Dr. Messa is board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, an active member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a recognized expert in cosmetic plastic surgery and Dr. Messa has achieved Chairman status with Medicis and Mentor Corporation. This award honors distinguished leaders in cosmetic surgery for demonstrating expertise and excellence through a high volume of aesthetic product procedures. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Messa, call 954-659-7760.
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Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Announces 2018 Board of Directors
he Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the appointment of Sara Lavenka, Mortgage Masters Inc., as President of the Board and the election of the 2018 Board of Directors. The board will serve for one-year, effective January 1, 2018. The Board of Directors plays a critical role in advancing the Chamber’s mission to foster a business climate that generates success, excellence and resources for its members and the greater Hollywood community. Their commitment and dedication to Hollywood and the business community are the engine behind the success of the Chamber.
Executive Committee ▸▸ Sara Lavenka, President - Mortgage Masters, Inc. ▸▸ Ed Walls, Imm. Past President - The Diplomat Beach Resort ▸▸ Zeff Ross, Treasurer - Memorial Regional Hospital ▸▸ Dan Casey, Legal Counsel - K&L Gates ▸▸ Cate Farmer, Vice President - Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort
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▸▸ Dr. Donald Rudawsky, Vice President Nova Southeastern University ▸▸ Andrew Zullo, Vice President Leadership Broward Foundation ▸▸ Anne Hotte, Secretary - Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
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Chip Abele - Gold Coast Florida Regional Center David Bennett - Connections for Business Tina Buccellato - Ideal Home Properties Steve Cernak - Port Everglades Dept. of Broward County Adam Geller - Geller Legal Elena Hershey - Billy’s Stone Crab Stacey Kotzen - The Rain Law Firm Allan Libero - Libero Consulting Group, Inc. Mike Long - Hollywood Beach Complex Jenna Martinetti - Calvin, Giordano & Associates, Inc. Patrick Mason - SUN Credit Union Dave McLeod - Resolute Recruiters Edward O’Sheehan - Shutts & Bowen, LLP
▸▸ John Passalacqua - Seaside Village by Vintage Homes ▸▸ Lois Pevin-Weiss - Costa Bella Realty Group ▸▸ Diana Pittarelli - First Colonial Realty ▸▸ Robert Rentzer - Inro Marketing ▸▸ Joe Risoli - Hollywood Beach Golf Resort ▸▸ Scott B. Roberts - First Southeast Mortgage Corp. ▸▸ Roly Rodriguez - The Pink Collective ▸▸ Stephen Rowe II - MR. Restoration ▸▸ Maribel Ruiz - The Beauty of Wax ▸▸ Jeremy Shir - Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. ▸▸ Shannon Stough - Benchmark Contracting, Inc. ▸▸ Beth Tobin - Starpack, Inc. ▸▸ Bob Weiser - Hollywood Beach Marriott
Ex-Officio ▸▸ Mitch Anton- Leadership Hollywood LH41 ▸▸ Jorge Camejo - Community Redevelopment Agency ▸▸ Ron Drew - The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance ▸▸ Lynn Goldman - Broward Technical Colleges ▸▸ Luis Guevara - Downtown Hollywood Business Association ▸▸ Stacy Ritter - Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau ▸▸ Joy Satterlee - Art & Culture Center ▸▸ Dan Serafini - Hollywood Beach Business Association ▸▸ Guz Zambrano - City of Hollywood
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hile we can remember the past, we cannot write the future. Only our children, the future of our community, can do that.” -Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Parenting gives moms and dads more joy and reward than anything else in the world. It also comes with a long list of to-dos’ ...responsibilities beyond the basics of meal prep, scheduling ballet and soccer, and keeping up with super-fast growth spurts. It’s easy to run through hurried tasks of the everyday (even when they feel more exhausting than easy), but one to-do tops the list and perhaps requires the most from us. Call it imbuing core values or passing down traditions...simply put, it’s raising our kids to be good people. And we, as parents, are our children’s first teachers. Our job is to guide, encourage and inspire our children to be kind, respectful, grateful, contributing citizens of the world. Grounded securely in our present and connected deeply to our past, we are building for the future. Such a big responsibility calls for a partner. Our children spend more time with their school teachers and school friends than they do with us at home. This is why selecting the right school for your children - for your family - is so important.
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What is Ankylosing Spondylitis? BY FELIX M. RAMIREZ, D.O.
he first response to a diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is usually, “What in the world is that?” Although it’s strange sounding, there are more than 200,000 US cases per year. Unlike typical back pain which is caused by some type of trauma to the spine, AS is a chronic condition caused by inflammation of the vertebrae. The inflammatory arthritis affects the spine and large joints making it a form of spinal arthritis. In advanced and more severe cases, abnormal bone growth in the spine may cause the joints to fuse together resulting in an inflexible spine reducing mobility. The good news is that it can be treated by a medical professional. The condition usually begins in early adulthood, in the late teens, and has been more prevalent in men, but women are susceptible to it just the same. However, AS can still develop at any age. It’s been known to be an inherited disease although not everyone with the gene will ever develop it. Symptoms always include pain and stiffness from the neck down to the lower back. Spondylitis often starts at the sacrum (the lowest part of the spine). Pain in the back and joints are also common along with intermittent flare-ups of spinal pain. It could be mild or severe, and eventually lead to a hunched over posture. Unfortunately, the disease can also affect other ligaments and tendons, as well as the eyes and intestines. Some patients experience vision problems, and inflammation in the knees, ankles, and beneath the heel. Fever, fatigue, and loss of appetite may also occur. Typical warning signs of the disease are: ▸▸ Unexplained lower back pain for no apparent reason ▸▸ Unexplained tightness in the chest, pain in heel, and joints ▸▸ Pain comes and goes, but significantly is getting worse up the spine ▸▸ Temporary relief from over-the-counter medications ▸▸ Family history of AS Nonetheless, early intervention and treatment can help control pain and stiffness, and may reduce or prevent deformity. A physician cannot give a single test to diagnose AS, but an extremely detailed exam and patient history will help determine the diagnosis. The physician may also order imaging tests such as an MRI, or x-ray. Treatment includes medication, physical therapy, and in rare cases surgery. Remember, it’s always important to not ignore symptoms. Make an appointment to see a physician as soon as any signs exist. Felix M. Ramirez, D.O. has received extensive training in Pain Management, and always stays current with all new and up to date through many educational meetings throughout the year. He has been practicing Pain Management in the Pembroke Pines/Hollywood area for over fifteen years and he has been involved in drug research as well as procedure research studies. Interventional Pain Physicians of South Florida is located at 2301 N. University Drive, Suite 204, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024. To schedule an appointment, please call (954) 447-0577.
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To kick off the holiday season of giving, TooJay’s, the restaurant known for its generous servings of homemade New York deli favorites, delivered lunch to the Hallandale Beach Police Department and Fire Rescue Station 7.
Raul and Gail recently celebrated the grand opening of their new State Farm Agency in Hollywood with a ribboncutting event.
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The 7th annual Veterans Barbeque honored all the men and women who are currently serving or have served in the United States Armed Forces. For the full story, please see page 12.
It’s always a great day to be a lion. The Hollywood Lions Club are leaving paw prints all over the city. It’s their goal to always be charitable and help others.
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The Kiwanis Club of Hallandale Beach had everyone flipping over their annual Pancake Breakfast with the Police Athletic League (PAL) of Hallandale Beach. They raised about $1500 to support scholarships for children playing sports and for their own Hallandale HS Key Club seniors. 38 JANUARY 2018 | OURCITYHOLLYWOOD.COM
The Kiwanis Club of Hallandale Beach had a joint sponsorship with the Davin Joseph Dream Foundation to give turkeys and other food pantry items to those families need during the holiday. Giving back is essential to the human spirit and fittingly the organization’s motto…”Kids Need Kiwanis”.
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