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14 Temple Solel is Always Doing Their Part to Make the World a Better Place 18 The Talented 10th Poetry Open Mic Night Was a Grand Slam 18 Hollywood Boardwalk Walkathon to Fight Depression Got Many Moving

CALENDAR 10 April 2017

FEATURE STORY POINT ROYAL

COMMUNITY NEWS

16 Celebrity Chef Geoffrey Zakarian Creates Exclusive

12 It Was Puppy Love at the 2nd Annual “Be Mine” Dog Show 12 It Takes a Super Hero to Help Those with Paralysis 14 The Art and Culture Center / Hollywood Transforms into Bollywood

New Restaurant for the Diplomat Beach Resort

SCHOOL NEWS 20 Say Cheese! McArthur Students Learn Pizza Making Skills at Local Restaurant 20 Colbert Museum Magnet School Celebrated Black History Month

DINING GUIDE 22 Good Eats

ASK THE EXPERT 28 Moms, Give Yourself A Gift This Mother’s Day 29 Alleviating Neck Pain 32 Tips and Tricks for Happy Successful Kids...And Grown-Ups

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7th 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. (Also on April 14th, 21st, 28th)

Music in the Park – Live bands of all genres including Top 40, Oldies, Salsa and Classic Rock perform every Saturday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Champions Plaza at Gulfstream Park from 7:00pm-9:00pm – 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach. (Also on April 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th)

2nd 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, please call 954-825-1027. Soulful Jazz Sundays – Enjoy the smooth sounds of local saxophonist, Travis Bridges, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m at Champions Plaza at Gulfstream Park from 7:00pm-9:00pm – 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach. (Also on April 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th)

3rd 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.

4th International Tuesdays – Featuring music by Benji Rafaeli, performing in more than 10 different languages from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Every Tuesday night at Champions Plaza at Gulfstream Park from 7:00pm-9:00pm – 901 S. Federal

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Funtastic Friday – Enjoy family fun 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, please call 954-9213500. (Also on April 14th, 21st, 28th) 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 Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (PG), Hop (PG) on 4/14, The Jungle Book 2016 (PG) on 4/21 and Big Hero 6 (PG) on 4/28.

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Spring Marshmallow Drop – The Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts will host its annual event at Boulevard Heights Community Center in West Hollywood – 6770 Garfield Street, Hollywood from 2:005:00pm. This is a fun family event that includes an egg hunt, the dropping of over 30,000 marshmallows from a helicopter, a bounce house, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. For more information, please call 954-921-3404. Hollywood Beach Sweep Clean Up – On the second Saturday of the every month from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. volunteers meet and collect litter and cigarette butts from the beach. Volunteers must be at least 8 years of age to participate and children must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress appropriately and wear sunscreen. This is a program of the Department of Public Works. Gloves and garbage bags will be provided to all volunteers along with safety instructions – Charnow Park – 300 Garfield Street, Hollywood.

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Hollywood Historical Society 2017 Lecture Series – “The Archaeology of the Cold War in South Florida” is this month’s topic. Sara Ayers Rigsby, MA., RPA, Director Southeast/Southwest Regions Florida Public Archaeology Network, Florida Atlantic University will discuss the exploration of former top secret sites associated with the Cold War in the Everglades and throughout South Florida. Free and open to the public from 1:00-3:30pm at the Hollywood Branch Library – 2600 Hollywood Blvd., City Hall Circle (Meeting Room). Authors will sign books and refreshments will be served. For more information, email hollywoodflhistory@att.net or call 954-923-5590.

11th 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.

15th Eggstravaganza – The City of Hallandale Beach presents its annual Easter egg hunt at Peter Bluesten Park – 501 SE 1st Avenue, Hallandale – 10:00am-12:00pm The hunt starts promptly at 10:00am for children 12 years old and younger. Mr. Flop E. Ears will be available for photos and cookies and punch will be served. Free admission. For more information call Parks & Recreation at 954-457-1452.

7:30pm at the Mardi Gras Casino, 831 N. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach. For more information, please call 954-457-1466.

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Earth Day 2017 – The family friendly event will feature exhibits, environmental speakers, activities, music, and so much more at the annual event to celebrate and to protect our planet. 10:00am-4:00pm at the Anne Kolb Nature Center - 751 Sheridan Street, Hollywood. For more information, please contact Sue Caruso at susancaruso.sierra@gmail.com or 954-684-6747. Beach Entertainment Series – Relax by the beach and enjoy a different type of music the 4th Sunday each month from November to April at this new event. This month features the reggae/ calypso sounds of Island Styles Duo – 2:00pm-5:00pm at South City Beach Park, 1870 S. Ocean Drive, Hallandale Beach. For more information contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 954-457-1452.

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Downtown Hollywood Artwalk/ Mural Tour – Visit galleries and shops in Downtown Hollywood while enjoying art, cultural entertainment, live music, a mural tour and more during ArtWalk on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 5:00pm-10:00pm and mural tour at 6:00pm. Cost is FREE. For more information, please call 954-924-2980.

22nd PAL Spring Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament – The semi-annual event raises funds for area youth athletes. Registration begins at 5:00pm; Buffet begins at 5:30pm, and Poker begins at

Sunday in The Park – The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce invites the community to its newest event. Enjoy a Taste of Hollywood at ArtsPark at Young Circle from 12:00pm-5:30pm. Free admission - food & wine, beer garden, art, music and more. VIP Brunch available, reservation required $50/person. For more information, please call 954-923-4000.


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It Was Puppy Love at the 2nd Annual “Be Mine” Dog Show COMMUNITY NEWS

BY BEVERLY PERKINS

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here were plenty of smooches for all the pooches at the second annual “Be Mine” Dog Show on Valentine’s Day weekend at the Stan Goldman “Hollywoof” Dog Park. The Hollywood Council of Civic Associations (HCCA) presented the canine celebration of puppy love once again with the Hollywood Department of Parks & Recreation, The Hollywood Police Department, and Knights of Columbus Council 4851. Hollywood residents were invited with their beloved furry four-legged friends to participate in the paws-itively perfect event on a beautiful South Florida day. This year’s distinguished panel of judges were animal lovers and activists: Rochelle Liederman; Hollywood Resident, Dog Sitting by Missy, Tommy Pinder; Hollywood Code Compliance Officer, Joe Schneider; Hollywood resident, Attorney, Donna O’Keefe; Hollywood Resident, and Michelle Lazarow; Hallandale Beach Commissioner, a leader in the fight against puppy mills. Public officials present for this puppy palooza were Hollywood Vice-Mayor/ Commissioner District 3, Traci Callari, Hollywood Commissioner District 2, Peter Hernandez, Hollywood Commissioner District 4, Richard Blattner, Hollywood Commissioner District 6, Linda Sherwood, Hollywood Commissioner District 7, Kevin Biederman, Broward County Commissioner District 6, Beam Furr, Hallandale Beach Commissioner, Michelle Lazarow, and Hallandale Beach

Commissioner, Keith London. The three hour event, organized again by Nancy Fowler, was open to the public for free, with entries at just $5 per event/per dog. Multiple contest categories such as Best Costume, Hardest Trick, Most Unique, Most Obedient, Best Kisser, Owner/ Dog Look Alike, and many more filled the afternoon. Raffles were available to win pet gift baskets, and ribbons were awarded for the top three in each category. The 1st Place Blue Ribbon Winners and Their Owners: ▸▸ Best Look –A-Like – Nevada / Terry St. Angelo ▸▸ Best Small Dog Costume – Adian / Ayelet Edelstein ▸▸ Best Large Dog Costume – Bowser / John Licona ▸▸ Best Small Dog Athlete – Tie: Cody / Lisa Robins and Lucky / Peter Stein ▸▸ Best Large / Medium Dog Athlete – Kaylie / Dan Hyland ▸▸ Best Kisser – Tie: Holly Berry / Pat Knau and Scout / Judy Bates ▸▸ Best Dress-A-Like – Scout / Judy Bates ▸▸ Most Obedient – Cody / Lisa Robins ▸▸ Hardest Trick – Skyy / Doral Dematio ▸▸ Best Dancer – Lucky / Peter Stein ▸▸ Most Unique Dog – Don Julio / Feli Bussola All proceeds benefitted the HCCA’s Pete Brewer Scholarship Fund. Brewer was a Hollywood resident for over 50 years and an activist for an open and responsible city government. He was a staunch supporter of top quality neighborhood schools and a leader in neighborhood beautification projects. His goal was for all children regardless of economic status to receive an excellent education. Brewer passed away in October 2015 and this furry fundraiser will now be an annual event to keep his memory alive fur-ever. The Stan Goldman “Hollywoof” Dog Park is located at 800 Knights Road, Hollywood.

It Takes a Super Hero to Help Those with Paralysis BY BEVERLY PERKINS

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he Memorial Foundation received a Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation late last year. The grant will be used to purchase adaptive cycling equipment for the Memorial Rehabilitation Institute. The dollars received will purchase two specially equipped bicycles that will enable those with paralysis to remain active and exercise through an adaptive cycling program which is known to improve the individual’s physical and emotional well-being.  The grant was one of 79 awarded by the Reeve Foundation - totaling nearly $576,000 - to nonprofit organizations nationwide that provide opportunities, access, and daily quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers. Conceived by the late Dana Reeve, the program has awarded more than 2,700 grants Jimmy Crews worth more than $20 million since 1999. The $7,384 award given to the Memorial Foundation will buy an upright handcycle and a tandem cycle that will be available for use by those living with paralysis. One lucky recipient will be Jimmy Crews. Crews overcame traumatic injuries at the Memorial Rehabilitation Institute and used cycling as a large part of his recovery process. “This funding will make it possible for more people in our area to exercise and participate in the activities of the Handcycle Club,” said Rayford Shipman, manager of the Adaptive Sports and Recreation program at the Memorial

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Rehabilitation Institute. “We know that being active leads to significant improvement in an individual’s physical and mental state and having these bikes available will enable our participants to enjoy the fresh air and camaraderie of those overcoming similar challenges.” Awarded twice yearly, grant requests were evaluated and scored based on a rigorous review process to determine funding for organizations that improve daily life for those living with paralysis, as well as their families and caregivers. In this particular grant cycle, the grantee review board awarded a significant number of grants in medically underserved areas for modification projects, animal service programs and veteran programs.  “Accessibility modifications and service animals help create greater independence both in home and public settings, which is key to increase inclusion in the community,” said Donna Valente, director of Quality of Life Grants. “By supporting these types of programs in underserved areas, we are able to remove barriers to independent living for individuals living with disabilities and their families.”  To learn more or make a donation, call (954) 265-3454 or (800)539-7309 and/or visit www.mhsfoundation.org. or www. ChristopherReeve.org.


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The Art and Culture Center / Hollywood Transforms into Bollywood COMMUNITY NEWS

BY BEVERLY PERKINS

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he start of 2017 has been great as The Art and Culture Center / Hollywood held its most successful fundraiser to date. The 9th Annual “Hot Bollywood Glam” event raised nearly $37,000 for the Center’s arts program. The Bollywood theme could not be more suitable for local community members to come out and exhibit their extravagant wardrobes and generous spirits. Approximately 270 people attended the themed soiree dressed in glamourous Bollywood style. The Center transformed its contemporary art galleries into a festive Bollywood lounge and featured Indian décor and music all inspired by India’s Photos: Paul McDermott over-the-top film industry. Also on site were a body painter and Geeta’s and Douglas Reynolds; and Giselle and Brent Spechler. Event Sponsors: CORT Bollywood Dance Classes and Productions. Guests were treated to henna tattoos Event Furnishings; Conceptoscar; Edible Arrangements; Galleria Farms; Geeta’s and a performance by the energetic dance group. Bollywood dancing combines Bollywood Dance Classes and Productions; PR Pageant Coaches; Guinness; Indian classical fused with western contemporary forms of Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits; Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; and Ballroom. This art of dance is becoming the latest trend on the dance floor. Vizcaya Valet. Media Sponsors: Blacktie South Florida and Hollywood Gazette. Each year the fundraiser honors an outstanding individual. This year David The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organizaKofsky, Founder and President of Kofsky Weinger, PA, was recognized for his pastion supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of sion and dedication in giving back to the community. Hollywood, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recomAdditionally, guests were able to bid on amazing prizes such as vacation getmended by the Broward Cultural Council; and the State of Florida, Department of aways, restaurant gift certificates, and so much more in the silent auction. State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. In order Sponsors for this year’s event included the following… to continue building itself as a regional leader in contemporary visual arts exhibiSona Sponsor: Kofsky Weinger PA. Chaandee Sponsors: Ronald L. Book, tions and arts education programming, they welcome community assistance, and PA; The Diplomat Beach Resort/Ed Walls; Florida Power & Light Company/ are grateful for being a valued cultural partner among public and private secBen Wesley; John Mabry – In Memory of Josephine Mabry; and UBS Financial tor entities. Services, Inc./Hank and Melinda Boyce. Peetal Sponsors: Becker & Poliakoff, PA/ Events such as this are a perfect way for the Center to achieve its goal to grow Bernie Friedman and Jeremy Shir; Patricia Book; John S. Bush, CPA, PA; ConServ its audience and support by raising the value and appreciation of the arts in Building Services, Inc.; Cindy Cossin; Hon. Sue Gunzburger; Cheryl and Neal Hollywood and the region. Hochberg; Hollywood Beach Golf Resort/Jim and Josh McCumber; Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital; Juliette Lippman, Esq.; Margaritaville Beach Resort/Cate The Art and Culture Center / Hollywood is located at 1650 Farmer; NV5/Dickerson Wright; Pioneer Roofing/Sandi and Lanny Gelfand; Denise Harrison Street, Hollywood, 33020

Temple Solel is Always Doing Their Part to Make the World a Better Place BY BEVERLY PERKINS

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ikkun Olam is a Jewish concept which defines acts of kindness performed to perfect or repair the world, and to assist those who may be at a disadvantage. Although Temple Solel in Hollywood always has ongoing projects to help others, they declared a specific day eleven years ago to gather congregants of all ages to fulfill the action of mitzvoh (performing good deeds). Since its inception, “Mitzvah Day” has accomplished numerous charitable efforts at the synagogue, in the community, and around the world. These projects have included landscaping, painting, organizing, and cleaning. They also collected, sorted, and donated clothing and household items to those in need, made bag lunches for the local homeless shelter, as well as shelach manot (gifts of food and drink) baskets for seniors. Additionally, they have raised awareness and funds for Jewish and secular causes that needed funding such as Neve Michael Children’s Village, a home for abused and neglected children in Israel and Magen David Adom, Israel’s affiliate to the Red Cross. They also contributed to purchasing Lifestraws. These tiny water filter straws purify drinking water in parts of the world where there is no potable water. At the helm of all the wonderful projects is Stephanie Jofe. She has been organizing “Mitzvah Day” from the very beginning. Six years ago, she knew it was time to take their “show” on the road and help organizations in the community with larger needs than their own. Since Rabbi Emeritus, Robert Frazen, Temple Solel

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has had a long-standing relationship with the Liberia community in Hollywood, they decided to begin there. From refurbished playgrounds and reorganizing food pantries to installing butterfly gardens, and wheelchair friendly gardening beds, there seems to be no task this committee can’t handle. This year in conjunction with Temple Solel’s “Go Green” efforts, “Mitzvah Day” was held at TY Park. Approximately 200 volunteers came out and painted murals, a fence, and a building, assembled picnic tables with benches, landscaped, and planted orchids in trees as part of Fairchild Tropical Garden’s Million Orchid Project. They also filled backpacks with cards, friendship bracelets and donated toiletries for homeless children at the Broward Outreach Center (BOC), and collected and sorted 17 large bags of donated clothing, also for BOC. “Mitzvah Day has really grown over the years from a small effort to help our synagogue to a much larger effort to apply our Jewish values of tzedakah and mitzvot to help our larger community,” says Jofe, Co-Tikkun Olam Committee Chair. “We are currently looking for a project for next year, so community organizations in need of a facelift should contact us for further information.” To find out more about Temple Solel’s Tikkun Olam Committee, or to ask for assistance for your organization, please email shrinkmom@kidbones.com.


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By Beverly Perkins ollywood Beach’s iconic property, The Diplomat Beach Resort, is currently wrapping up its $100 million transformation. The popular high-energy destination property, from coast to Intracoastal, will offer multidimensional entertainment experiences and programming that will pay homage to the hotel’s legendary past, which originated in 1925. Included in the dramatic metamorphosis is the introduction of the Diplomat Restaurant Group by the Howard Wein Hospitality Group (HWH), The Diplomat Beach Resort and Thayer Lodging Group. The exclusive group is comprised of more than 10 innovative culinary destinations that range from chef-driven restaurants to uniquely branded accessible eateries to a casual grab-and-go market and a family-friendly sweets shop. The bar offerings, also led by HWH, will feature cocktail creations from acclaimed bartender Willy Shine. “It has been exceptionally difficult to keep this secret under wraps and we are excited to finally unveil our larger plans for the new culinary program at The Diplomat Beach Resort,” says Howard Wein, Founder of Howard Wein Hospitality and The Diplomat Restaurant Group. “We have top chefs from across the country creat-

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Celebrity Chef Geoffrey Zakarian Creates Exclusive New Restaurant for the Diplomat Beach Resort ing brand new concepts juxtaposed with completely original restaurants and culinary experiences that can’t be found anywhere else in the country. The Diplomat is set to become the top culinary destination in South Florida.” Geoffrey Zakarian, celebrity chef, restaurateur, and television star recently had the grand opening of Point Royal, his exclusive creation for the Diplomat Beach Resort. The Coastal American restaurant and bar is an accessible, modern take on a coastal-influenced brasserie. When asked why he chose Hollywood Beach, Florida to open a new restaurant, Zakarian responded, “Simply because The Diplomat Beach

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Resort asked me to help them with a cool concept. I’ve always travelled to Hollywood, but this was a tremendous opportunity to do really good food and beverage just outside of Miami.” The indooroutdoor venue features the property’s only raw bar and a menu featuring the full gamete of Zakarian’s Coastal American cuisine. “I chose to do Coastal American cuisine because seafood is a large part of Florida life, but not just seafood. There is an abundance of terrific local vegetables and non-seafood products that I wanted to highlight,” added Zakarian. Complimented by a center bar focused on fresh juice based cocktails and the largest wine list on property,

“I love the Seafood Tower and our Hamachi Crudo,” says Zakarian. “It’s perfect for the beach!”

Point Royal delivers a lively bustling environment and is open for breakfast and dinner daily. Upon entering the casually elegant oceanfront restaurant, guests are greeted by warm and welcoming hostesses into a foodie’s paradise. The interior incorporates plenty of assorted tropical foliage along with ambient light, rustic shiplap, and plantation shutters for a cozy island atmosphere with a modern vibe. Chef Zakarian’s signature style and sophisticated taste is evident throughout the menu. Starters such as Towering Raw Seafood Platters stacked with oysters, clams, cold poached prawns, and Alaskan king crab legs, Yellowfin tuna tartare, and unique salad creations including Spinach and Wild Arugula drizzled with a carrotcardamom yogurt and topped with grapefruit and pumpkin seed dukkah are just a couple examples of the many options. Main dinner entrees cover the spectrum from various seafood entrees


Miami Beach, but with a more recent push farther north into places like Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach. With Point Royal, we’re trying to bring a new level of sophistication to Hollywood and Hallandale Beach.” In addition to the distinctive restaurant, Geoffrey Zakarian created Counter Point to be an extension of Point Royal. Designed for everyday convenience but dedicated to Chef Zakarian’s commitment to quality, Counter Point offers the best coffee and fresh juice in Hollywood. The casual hotspot, with an option for carry-out or dine-in, is the place for specialty espresso drinks, cold brew coffee and a daily selection of house baked breakfast pastries, salads and sandwiches with wine, beer and savory snacks for later in the day and evening. The Chopped judge and Iron Chef winner plans on elevating the Broward food scene, and invites locals in addition to hotel guests, and convention attendees to come and experience the new oceanfront eatery. Diplomat Beach Resort will emerge as Hollywood’s newest icon, offering a fresh, new way to vacation. Boasting an oceanfront location, the 998-room resort will feature more ten culinary destinations, reimagined public spaces, a re-energized spa experience and more than 50,000 square feet of meetings and events space.

For more information on dining at The Diplomat Beach Resort, please visit www.diplomatresort.com.

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to Short Ribs, Organic Chicken and a traditional American burger, but all with a twist. The side dish offerings such as Crispy Brussel Sprouts finished with shaved green apple, Roasted Sea Salt and Rosemary Potatoes, and Roasted Japanese Eggplant are just a few of the delicious highlights. The decadent desserts are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth and are the perfect way to end the meal. Bananas Foster Crème Brulee Tart, Caramel & Coffee Tiramisu, Chocolate Budino, and of course, Key Lime Pie are just a few available. However, the tangy, creamy yellow-filled southern specialty isn’t served in typical form. It is covered in a crispy meringue coating and garnished with graham cracker crumble. “I love the Seafood Tower and our Hamachi Crudo,” says Zakarian. “It’s perfect for the beach!” Beyond the food menu is an exclusive list of specialty cocktails created by America’s world-renowned mixologist, Brian Van Flandern. The spirits historian, and award-winning cocktail book author created original recipes exclusively for Point Royal. One of these distinctive libations is “The Very Last Word”, a variation of the 1920s classic “The Last Word”. The hand-crafted cocktail uses fresh squeezed lime juice with a touch of cane sugar syrup and is garnished with brandy-soaked cherries to differentiate from the original version. The accomplished chef, host and culinary consultant says, “South Florida has earned a reputation over the last few years for its growing food scene. The quality and accessibility is something we’ve really seen take off in places like

Point Royal Seafood Tower

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GZ Butter Poached Lobster Roll with Coleman’s Mustard & Bibb Lettuce The Point Royal Ugly Burger with Dry-Aged Double Patty, Bread & Butter Pickles, Aged American Cheese, Remoulade. Diplomat Beach Resort 3555 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, Florida, 33019 Make Your Reservation Today 954 602 8750 www.pointroyal-fl.com

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The Talented 10th Poetry Open Mic Night Was a Grand Slam COMMUNITY NEWS

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n honor of Black History month, The City of Hollywood African American Advisory Council, in partnership with the Community Development Division, Barry University Center for Community Service Initiatives, Liberia Economic and Social Development, Inc. and AT&T Pioneers invited local high school students to participate in “The Talented 10th Poetry Slam” at the Hollywood City Hall in late February. The Black History Month Theme for 2017 was “The Crisis in Black Education”. The two-night spoken word competition gave students the opportunity to recite their original poems with a focus on the topic of “Education” as part of the larger program to celebrate Black History Month. Students had to write poems on the significant topic and submit for approval prior to the event. They then needed to be prepared to recite their creation during the events. Each presentation could be no longer than 3 minutes, and could consist of 1-4 persons. The Master of Ceremonies were Donovan Campbell; WSVN Sports and Jason Jackson; Miami Heat Broadcaster & Sideline Reporter. Each evening began with a reception catered by New Jerusalem Baptist Church and Greater Mount Zion AME Church. Attendees were led in “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by City of Hollywood Assistant Planner, Deandrea Moise.

Barry University Center for Community Service Initiatives provided lectures by Dr. Velmarie L. Albertini on “The History of Education in the Black Community” and by Dr. Phyllis Scott on “Educating for the New Workplace”.  The event brought out the most talented students who did not disappoint with their powerful and well-crafted works of spoken art. The first place winner on the night one was Nicholas Jentcszh of Hollywood Hills High School. He created a piece that adhered to the educational theme with spiritual and emotional overtones. On the second night there was a tie between Erika Demetrius of Hollywood Hills High School and Fenia St. Charles of Miami Lakes Educational Center. Poems were judged on multiple criteria in areas of the actual poem, the interpretation, and the performance. The winners received a “Kindle Tablet” courtesy of Liberia Economic and Social Development and AT&T Pioneers.  “Each student mesmerized the attendees with their poetic skills and well thought out pieces,” stated Joann Hussey, City of Hollywood Public Information Manager. “The kids received much more than a device, the slam experience allowed area poets to perform their craft to an audience of the Faith community, Government Sector, Non-Profit Organizations and Private Sector attendees.”

Hollywood Boardwalk Walkathon to Fight Depression Got Many Moving BY BEVERLY PERKINS

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t was an early morning on Hollywood Beach a couple of months ago, when Get Moving, Inc. had their very first walkathon. The morning sun had just come up, and the boardwalk was lively and full of activity as individuals were enjoying the South Florida weather. Marissa Stiberman, CEO of Get Moving, Inc., organized the event. Stiberman is an immigration attorney, pattern maker for the industry, and a spin instructor. Marissa Stiberman, Recently, she completed CEO Get Moving, Inc. the curriculum for living in Landmark Education. The forum is designed to bring about positive permanent shifts in the quality of one’s life. As part of her program completion, she had to develop a not-for-profit project to benefit the greater good for the Self Expression and Leadership course. The idea for her project was a labor of love as she created Get Moving, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation with a mission to create awareness on the positive impact that exercise has on depression. According to the Mayo Clinic, research on anxiety, depression and exercise show that the psychological and physical benefits of exercise can help reduce anxiety and improve mood. Regular exercise releases feel-good brain chemicals

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including endorphins, neurotransmitters, and endocannabinoids, which help ease depression. “Get Moving’s goal is to promote physical activity and its impact on depression, as there is widespread documented scientific evidence proving that regularly engaging in vigorous physical activity releases endorphins, the “feel good” hormones that generate feelings of well-being and elation,” says Stiberman. “Being physically active is not only healthy for the body, but it is also healthy for the mind.” Stiberman enlisted the help of other individuals in the fitness industry who had a positive response to her venture. Kaisa Kerwin, owner of The Fit Shop of North Miami and Fort Lauderdale led the walkathon participants in stretching exercises prior to the one hour, 2.4 mile walk, which began at Charnow Park. She also donated raffle prizes worth $260. Other fitness fanatics who showed their support were Pola Mochon, owner of Powerumba Fitness of North Miami and Martin del Villar, Powerumba instructor extraordinaire. In addition to attending the event, they donated $420 worth of raffle prizes. Flywheel Sports also gave a generous donation for spinning classes worth $130. Marisa Stiberman turned her vision into a reality, and the first Get Moving, Inc. walkathon was a success. She plans to organize others throughout the year. Proceeds will benefit the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). To get involved or join the next event, please check out the Get Moving Walkathon’s Facebook page for updates.


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Say Cheese! McArthur Students Learn Pizza Making Skills at Local Restaurant SCHOOL NEWS

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cArthur High School Exceptional Student Education (ESE) teacher, Eileen Santiago always likes to provide real-world experiences for her students. Her goal as an educator is to teach math, reading, science, social studies and social skills beyond the classroom. Over the past couple of years she has developed relationships with various businesses in Hollywood. One of these local establishments is Tony the Pizza Chef II in Hollywood. Pizza Chef II owners, Edlira and Naim Shabani, have always been generous community partners. In the past, they donated all the ingredients for a school ‘Top Chef’ competition, taught students how to make pizza, and recently invited Santiago’s students into

their restaurant where they serve classic New York style pies, salads, hot and cold subs, and Italian pasta dishes. Santiago’s 9th and 10th grade students were able to open the pizza parlor, and get a behind-the-scenes look at what it is like to operate a restaurant. The morning began with assembling pizza boxes while the ovens warmed up. Shabani then instructed the class on how to make the dough and how to place the toppings. After their creations were ready, they lined up to pay for their orders. The hands-on experience allowed them to practice their social and money skills. “Working with Tony the Pizza Chef has helped me as a teacher bring real-life experiences into the class-

room,” says Santiago. “My students not only learn, but have fun working on social and daily living skills. These fun activities mean everything to them.” In addition, to visiting this Italian eatery, students have also taken community based instruction trips to other Hollywood restaurants such as Ends Meat, Que Perros, Froots, and Gino’s Italian Market. As part of their project, they will create a recipe book. Santiago created “Hollywood’s Top Chef” project at Hollywood Park Elementary a couple of years ago after being awarded a grant from the Broward Education Foundation and the City of Hollywood. The program was such a success that she was able to take on a disseminator role at the Teacher Expo, where she presented her idea to more than 400 teachers. She was given the capability to award more than 15 teachers with a $400 grant allowing them to adapt this project to fit their classroom needs. Fortunately, she was able to have her new students at McArthur High participate in their own “Top Chef” competition just last month. The recipe for successful learning is simple: Take one top-notch teacher, mix with special boys and girls, add a dash of community help, and a heaping sprinkle of love.

Colbert Museum Magnet School Celebrated Black History Month BY BEVERLY PERKINS

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pon return from winter break, the halls have not been quiet at Colbert Museum Magnet School. Teachers, administrators and students began preparation for their big production to honor Black History Month under the direction of their music teacher, Jacques Durand Jr. This year’s program, “They Are the Past, We Are the Future”, was designed to educate students on the many contributions of African American’s in our society, and to inspire students to achieve greatness through knowing the strides African American’s made. Many were eager to be involved in the showcase. Over 100 students, kindergartners through the fifth grade classes, participated in this year’s show which was hosted by two outstanding fifth grade students. Each grade level had the opportunity to show off their ability and talent in an age appropriate designed number. Performances ranged from song and dance to poetry reading and skits.

Kindergarten students performed an authentic song from Zimbabwe called “Shosholoza”, which means moving forward. First graders sung “This Little Light of Mine”, while the second grade recited information on prominent figures in African American History. In addition to reciting poetry, third grade students sung the Marvin Gaye classic, “What’s Going On?” The fourth grade created a living wax museum on stage by dressing up as

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prominent figures in African American History. The show closed with the fifth graders delivering spine chilling poetry during a protest skit where students dressed the part and even carried signs. This final performance was followed by two students reciting a speech by Michelle and Barrack Obama. The Colbert Cougars drum line performed an up tempo African drum piece, and the dance team performed choreographed African dance and contemporary dance compositions. Performances weren’t limited to the children as teachers also got involved. Mr. Gilbert, Tech Specialist, performed “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong on the trumpet. “Overall, this program was a big success,” said Mr. Durand Jr. “The students had a great time performing, parents had a great time packing the school cafeteria in record numbers and cheering for their child.” “The Black History Program was undoubtedly an opportunity for our stakeholders to enrich their minds with regard to the legacy and prolific history of the African American community,” said Assistant Principal Dorsett McLeod. “The Colbert Family continuously strives to enhance our culture and provide students with opportunities to not only showcase their talents, but enable them to expand their knowledge daily. The show was an unforgettable teaching experience, and I am honored to have a school family that continuously contributes to our school’s vision becoming a reality.” 


Q&A: Ready for a run? There’s much to know before you go. According to recent statistics, U.S. participation in running and jogging has grown 70% over Farah Tejpar, MD the past decade. Cleveland Clinic Florida In 2016, it was Sports Health Specialist estimated that over 60 million Americans were involved in the sport. The number of people running in non-traditional events like warrior and color runs has increased dramatically in the past five years. Running properly is of utmost importance, regardless of whether you’ve been running for years or just getting started, or if you’re running just for recreation or are serious about the sport and have goals to break personal bests. And sometimes it requires some trial and error to figure out what will work best for you. We asked Farah Tejpar, MD, sports health specialist, to answer key questions about running, and how runners of all types can prepare.

Q. Is running good for everyone? A. Running is a great way to boost your metabolism, burn calories and improve your cardiovascular health. But it’s important to run with proper technique and incorporate warm up and recovery exercises. Q. Are there different types of runners? A. Runners can fall into two groups. • Endurance athletes who are always training for their next marathon or striving to improve their performance • Weekend warriors who enjoy running for recreation and fitness Q. What are typical running injuries? A. Runners typically present with overuse injuries. Overuse injuries result from increased demand over time on the muscles, bones and tendons. Q. Is running bad for your joints? A. Running can help with weight maintenance and weight loss. This actually decreases the load on your joints and helps to prevent arthritis.

Q. How can a sports health specialist help? A. During your consultation, a sports health physician will address structural and functional issues that can lead to injuries. These include your individual capabilities; such as muscle strength and flexibility, as well as external factors; such as environmental conditions, running surfaces and shoe wear. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Tejpar or any other Cleveland Clinic Florida Sports Health specialist, call 866.287.2963 or visit us online at clevelandclinicflorida.org/sportshealth.

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good eats AVENTURA Asaka Japanese Restaurant

20355 Biscayne Boulevard | (305) 682-9331 asakasushi.com Japanese $$

Barrio Latino Restaurant

3585 NE 207th Street | (305) 692-4455 barriolatinorestaurant.com Latin $$

Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina

Mo’s Bagels & Deli

2780 187th Street | (305) 936-8555 Deli $$

Don Nicola Pizzeria

3585 Mystic Pointe Drive | (786) 916-2028 donnicolapizzeria.com Italian $$

Pita Plus of Aventura

18833 Biscayne Boulevard | (305) 935-0761 foodxdelivery.com Sandwiches $

19999 West Country Club Drive | (786) 279-6600 michaelmina.net Steakhouse $$

Sicilian Oven

Casablanca Moroccan

Shalom Haifa

18071 Biscayne Boulevard | (305) 974-6477 casablancarestaurants.com Moroccan $$

Corsair Kitchen & Bar

19999 West Country Club Drive | (786) 279-6800 corsairmiami.com American $$$$

Green Eggs Cafe

20475 Biscayne Boulevard | (305) 682-1890 sicilianoven.com Italian $$ 18533 W. Dixie Hwy | (305) 936-1800 greatkosherrestaurants.com Kosher $$

Soho Asian Bar & Grill

19004 NE 29th Avenue | (305) 446-6565 sohoasiangrill.com Fusion $$$

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Eddie’s Thai

2571 North Hiatus Road | (954) 704-9006 eddiesthai.com Thai $$

Havana’s Cuban Cuisine

8600 Griffin Road | (954) 530-1400 Cuban $$

Landlubber’s Raw Bar & Grill

10006 Griffin Road | (954) 434-7255 landlubbersbarandgrill.com Sports Bar $$

Marola’s Trattoria

5822 South Flamingo Road | (954) 434-3420 marolas.com Italian $$

Sushi Sogo Japanese Restaurant

10000 Stirling Road | (954) 441-5611 sushisogo.com Japanese $$

Tin Cup Sports Bar & Grill

5050 SW 90th Avenue | (954) 434-6011 tincupbarandgrill.com Sports Bar $$

Toss Up Salads

18729 Biscayne Boulevard | (786) 657-7225 greeneggscafe.com Brunch $$

Alfredo’s Pizza & Restaurant

4718 South Flamingo Road | (954) 680-2565 Italian $

8616 Griffin Road | (954) 440-4140 tossupsalads.com Vegetarian $$

The Grill on the Alley

Beef O’Brady’s

Vienna Café and Bistro

19501 Biscayne Boulevard | (305) 466-7195 thegrill.com American $$$

8655 Stirling Road | (954) 689-4747 beefobradys.com Pub $$

5724 South Flamingo Road | (954) 680-6599 viennacafeandbistro.com European $$

DAVIE Ally’s Comfort Café

13674 West State Road 84 | (954) 476-4343 allyscomfortcafe.net Diner $

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza

2135 South University Drive | (954) 835-5848 blazepizza.com Italian $

J72 Chef ’s Café

3712 Davie Road | (954) 908-5608 j72cafe.com Peruvian Fusion $$

Mission BBQ

2411 South University Drive | (954) 766-4304 mission-bbq.com Barbecue $$

Oh Ceviche

5941 South University Drive | (754) 666-1551 ohceviche.com Peruvian $$

Shinju Japanese Buffet

3305 South University Drive | (954) 4723666 Japanese $$

Vinnie’s Lobster Bar

5810 South University Drive | (954) 680-3323 Seafood $$

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FORT LAUDERDALE: 15th Street Fisheries

1900 SE 15th St | (954) 763-2777 15streetfisheries.com Seafood $$$

Tropical Acres Steakhouse

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2500 Griffin Rd | (954) 989-2500 tropicalacres.com Steakhouse $$

HALLANDALE BEACH Acquolina

124 S Federal Highway | (954) 454-2410 acquolinaweston.com Italian $$$

Adena Grill

900 Silks Run | (954) 464-2333 adenagrill.com Steakhouse $$$$

Blue Bar Grill

1960 S Ocean Drive | (954) 251-2658 bluebargrill.com Steakhouse $$$$

El Tayta Peruvian Restaurant

1721 E Hallandale Beach Blvd| (954) 457-5554 eltaytaperuvianrestaurant.com Peruvian $

Flanigans Seafood Bar and Grill

4 N Federal Highway | (954) 458-2566 flanigans.net Seafood $$

Frankey’s Sports Bar

900 Silks Run | (954) 464-2333 frankeysbar.com Sports Bar $$

HOLLYWOOD Juniper on the Water

1975 South Ocean Drive | (954) 544-3370 juniperonthewater.com American $$

The Knife Restaurant

602 E Hallandale Beach Blvd | (786) 866-3999 thekniferestaurant.com Argentinian $$$

Mijana Lebanese Cuisinel

Billy’s Stone Crab

400 North Ocean Drive | (954) 923-2300 crabs.com Seafood $$$

The Black Beans Café

712 North State Road 7 | (954) 966-6773 Cuban $$

Bristol’s Burgers

Diplomat Landing 3555 S Ocean Drive | (954) 602-6000 diplomatresort.com

801 Silks Run | (954) 404-7423 adenagrill.com Argentinan $$$

Nando Italian Restaurant

2500 E Hallandale Beach Blvd | (954) 457-7379 Nandorestaurant.com Italaian $$

ROK BRGR Burger Bar

Steakhouse $$$$

Village at Gulfstream Park | (954) 454-9950 adenagrill.com Sports Bar $$

The Greek Joint

1925 Hollywood Blvd | (954) 929-9966 thegreekjoint.com Greek $$

Hollywood Brewing Company

Pub $

1940 North 30th Road | (954) 647-8505 hollywoodchillbar.com American $$

Siam Oishi

1710 E Hallandale Beach Bvld | (954) 454-1222 fltatianarestaurant.com Russian $$$

2035 Hollywood Boulevard | (754) 263-2826 eatgobistro.com Japanese $$

Chillbar

3555 Socean Drive | (954) 602-6000 diplomatresort.com

Tatiana Club & Restaurant

GoBistro

290 N Broadwalk | (305) 414-4757 hollywood.beer

Diplomat Prime

1719 E Hallandale Blvd | (954) 456-8878 siamoishi.com Sushi $$

800 N Ocean Dr | (954) 929-5550 giorgiosbakery.com American $$$

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600 Silks Run | (954) 367-3970 rokbrgr.com American $$

Yard House

Giorgio’s Bakery & Bistro

DiSalvo’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant 4190 46th Ave | (954) 962-1115 disalvospizza.com Italian $$

Hyde Beach Kitchen & Cocktails 111 S Surf Rd | (954) 699-0901 crabs.com American $$$

Il Posto Ristorante

4525 Hollywood Boulevard | (954) 744-4333 ilposto-ristorante.com Italian $$

Istanbul Restaurant

Firehouse BBQ & Smoking Company 6401 Sheridan Street | (954) 245-9706 firehousesubs.com Barbeque $

GG’s Waterfront Bar & Grill

606 North Ocean Drive | (954) 929-7030 ggswaterfront.com American $$$$

707 N Broadwalk | 954-921-1263 istanbulonthebeach.com/ Turkish $$

J28 Sandwich Bar

1854 North Young Circle | (754) 208-2902 j28sandwichbar.com Sandwiches $$

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Jack’s Hollywood Diner

1031 North Federal Highway | (954) 929-2888 jacksdiner.com Diner $

Kussifay Argentian Restaurant

2652 Hollywood Blvd | (954) 925-1662 kussifayrestaurantfl.com

Margaritaville

1111 North Ocean Drive | (954) 874-4471 margaritavillehollywoodbeachresort.com American $$

Mickey Byrne’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

Argentinian $$

1921 Hollywood Blvd | (954) 921-2317 mickeybyrnes.com Irish Pub $$

JWB Prime

Pachamanka Authentic Peruvian

1111 North Ocean Drive | (954) 874-4462 jwbrestaurant.com Steakhouse $$$$

321 Johnson Street | (954) 926-1020 pachamankarestaurant.com Peruvian $$

La Flambee

Pho Vi

2051 Hollywood Boulevard | (954) 613-5726 French $$

1933 Hollywood Blvd | (954) 367-7786

La Huaca Peruvian Cuisine

Red Thai & Sushi

2000 Harrison St | (954) 239-8722 Peruvian $$

Laura’s Cuba Restaurant

2723 Hollywood Boulevard | (954) 921-9990 laurascubanrestaurant.com Cuban $$

Land Shark Bar & Grill

1111 North Ocean Drive | (954) 874-4444 margaritavillehollywoodbeachresort.com American $$

Lola’s on Harrison

Vietnamese $$ 1924 Hollywood Blvd | (954) 921-1988 redthaisushihollywood.com Thai & Japanese $$

Rickey’s Restaurant & Sports Bar

4799 Hollywood Boulevard | (954) 966-1429 Sports Bar $$

Rudy’s Pub & Restaurant

1650 Johnson St | (954) 927-6040 rudysofhollywood.com American $$

2032 Harrison Street | (954) 927-9851 lolasonharrison.com American $$$

Runas Peruvian Cuisine

Maacitas Latin Bar & Grill

Shabo’s Barbecue

591 N Broadwalk | (954) 921-7988 mamacitagrill.com Cuban $

219 North 21 Avenue | (954) 947-3134 Peruvian $$ 1840 Harrison Street | (954) 559-6164 shabosbarbecue.com Moroccan $$

Shenanigans Sports Pub 3303 Sheridan Street | (954) 981-9702 shenaniganssportspub.com Sports Bar $$

Siamrice Thai & Tapas

5071 Sheridan Street | (954) 981-2002 siamricethaitapas.com Thai $$

Sonny’s Famous Steak Hogies

1857 NW 66th Avenue | (954) 989-0561 sonnysfamoussteakhogies.com Sandwich $

Sugar Reef Grill

600 North Surf Road | (954) 922-1119 sugarreefgrill.com Fusion $$

The Taco Spot

1500 North Boardwalk | (954) 921-7711 thetacospothollywood.com Mexican $$

Tipsy Boar

1906 Harrison Street | (954) 947-6306 thetipsyboar.com American $$

Viva Brazil

1657 South 21st Avenue | (954) 548-6255 vivabrazilfl.com Steakhouse $$

Whiskey Tango Bar & Grill

1903 Hollywood Blvd | (954) 925-2555 whiskeytangofl.com American $$

MIAMI LAKES The Original Shula’s

7601 Miami Lakes Drive | (305) 820-8102 donshula.com Steakhouse $$$$

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11040 Pembroke Road | (954) 433-7224 chepiberestaurant.com Argentine $$

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Our City Picks

DINING GUIDE

Gold Marquess Fine Chinese Food

8525 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines 954-367-7730 $$$ Gold Marquess Fine Chinese Cuisine invites guests to experience an elegant atmosphere where modern Asian decor meets a retained authentic Cantonese cuisine. Enjoy large portions of delectable meat and live prepared seafood along with a harmonized wine and cocktail menu. Sample the expansive dim sum dishes carefully hand-crafted from scratch. Or celebrate an exclusive event with family, friends and colleagues.

All That Jazz Café & Grill

3491 Hiatus Road, Sunrise 954-572-0821 $ All That Jazz Café & Grill is not your typical restaurant. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights it becomes a hip dinner club, serving outstanding food and playing live music. The menu features a wonderful blend of American, New Orleans and world cuisines. From flame grilled steaks and fresh seafood to specialty tacos and original pasta dishes, the food is all-natural, homemade and always cooked to order.

Vivace Gourmet Pizza & Pasta

9763 W Broward Boulevard, Plantation 954-440-2189 $$ Vivace Gourmet Pizza & Pasta is a unique one of a kind concept. It is a trendy, full-service Pizzaria and Italian Restaurant featuring wines from around the globe, craft beers, and local produce. They have brought back the lost arts of “from scratch cooking,” hand tossed pizzas, and true hospitable service. Vivace is casual, yet sophisticated! Dine in, take out, delivery, catering, and private event services are all offered.

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Shinju Japanese Buffet

14838 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines 954-538-9696 $$ 3305 South University Drive, Davie 954-472-3666 $$ Shinju Japanese Buffet is one of the finest and freshest Sushi and seafood buffet chains in the area. Enjoy a large quantity of high quality choices, as you dine in an elegant restaurant with attentive customer service. The large buffet includes more than 100 quality all-youcan-eat Oriental-flavored items, with approximately 45 types of freshly-made Sushi, Rolls and Sashimi; crab legs; peel-n-eat shrimp and more. Shinju also offers wine, sake and domestic beer, with B1G1 on Mondays and Tuesdays all day. Receive free lunch or dinner on your birthday.

Rickey’s Restaurant & Sports Bar

4799 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood 954-966-1429 $$ Rickey’s has been an institution in Hollywood for 60 years and was one of the area’s first restaurants when Hollywood was just a dirt road. They are known for their friendly, casual atmosphere and fully stocked sports bar. Besides being a great spot to catch a game on one of their 15 TVs, game day specials such as 20 chicken wings plus a pitcher for $19.95 during all football games always score big. Other feature items include burgers, ribs, steaks, salads and lobster. Thursday-Sunday enjoy their 2 for $25.95 Lobster Special. They are also always open 7 days a week from 11am-2am.

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Point Royal

Diplomat Beach Resort , 3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood (954) 602-8750 $$$$ A Coastal-American Restaurant by renowned chef Geoffrey Zakarian featuring American cuisine, the freshest seafood, a lively raw bar, and cocktails with local flavor. The indooroutdoor establishment is located within The Diplomat Beach Resort. Complimentary Valet parking provided. Open for dinner Sun.-Thurs. 5:30-10:00pm and Fri. and Sat. 5:30-11:00pm. For reservations visit pointroyalreservations@ diplomatresort.com or call 954-602-8750.

Parc 28

1382 Weston Road, Weston 954-389-7029 $ IParc 28 has been serving the Weston community for the past 25 years. It specializes in authentic Chinese cuisine, as well as Malaysian, Thai, Indian and exotic Asian food. It offers different specials weekly, in addition to its popular daily lunch and dinner specials. The extensive menu offers something for everyone including vegetarian, low fat and low salt options. The Asian-feeling restaurant will give diners a true taste of Asian flavors.

POC American Fusion Buffet & Sushi

1651 Bonaventure Boulevard, Weston 954-389-5188 $$ POC American Fusion Buffet and Sushi is a true culinary experience. It offers a vast array of dishes from around the world in the first ever “non-traditional”buffet-style dining restaurant. House specialty sushi includes the Lobster Roll (served on holidays) and Salmon Caviar Nigiri. In addition to an expansive sushi and sashimi buffet, other POC delicacies include barbecue steak, ribeye, and hibachi grill. It offers a special menu on holidays.

Zona Blu

189 Weston Road, Weston 954-617-7999 $$ Zona Blu specializes in Sardinian-style Italian cuisine. The casual , family-friendly restaurant and deli/market serves fresh seafood, homemade pasta, wood-fired pizza and offers a fine selection of imported wines. Its signature dishes include Linguine Nere all-Arresina and Fregola Sarda ai Frutti di Mare. It offers a monthly Agriturismo Night, as well as a Chef’s Choice menu featuring Zona Blu’s most popular Sardinian dishes prepared by Chef Andrea Fadda.

Sushi Tom

1396 SW 160th Avenue, Weston 954-385-3688 $$ Sushi Tom has been serving the highest quality sushi in Weston since 2009. It specializes in authentic Japanese cuisine featuring teriyaki, tempura and an extensive menu of fresh sushi and sashimi, at reasonable prices. There is even an all-you-can-eat sushi menu. Sushi Tom offers dine-in, take-out and delivery.

Sushiato

4483 Weston Road, Weston 754-223-7923 $$ The concept behind Sushiato, the art of sushi; is different from what we know as Sushi restaurants, because Sushiato presents Sushi with a “Latin Fusion” exotic and tropical flavors mixed with original Japanese cuisine and recipes. Their owners came from Venezuela with this idea and Weston received them open arms sharing the dream of this new concept. Weston is a clear example of what a great fusion gives a city: diverse nationalities, cultures, styles, accents and flavors that melt to create a new identity.


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▸▸ Liposuction For example, some women need breast augmentation to correct severely deflated breasts, while others may need breast implants in combination with a breast lift. In the abdominal area, many women need a full abdominoplasty with tightening of the muscle layer as well as removal of the excess skin and fat. Some women may also benefit from liposuction to sculpt the back, hips and thighs, and smooth out their contours. Finally, an increasing number of women have also been requesting a buttock lift and other buttock-enhancing options such as the Brazilian butt lift as part of their mommy makeover. The length of the surgery varies based on the amount and type of procedures performed. Some surgeons may perform a mommy makeover as two or more separate operations. It is important to ask yourself certain questions before deciding to have a mommy makeover. ▸▸ Are you done having children? If ▸▸ Are you at a stable weight? Being you plan to have more children, wait. at a stable weight before surgery can The vertical muscles in the abdomen help maximize the results. Lose all (which are tightened during a tummy your baby weight with diet and exertuck) can re-separate. cise before having plastic surgery. ▸▸ Are you finished breastfeeding? You should wait until you are finished breastfeeding before having breast surgery because the enlarged ducts and increased blood vessel activity of the breast during nursing increases bleeding and the risk of infection. 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 has achieved Allergan’s Black Diamond Award as one of the top 1% of plastic surgery practices in the country by volume. Dr. Messa has also 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. The certification is awarded to leaders in the field of medical aesthetics and demonstrates their commitment to innovation, excellence, and the highest level of patient care. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Messa, call 954-659-7760.

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any individuals suffer from chronic and acute conditions such as headaches, neck/back pain, fibromyalgia, facial pain, and sciatica to just name a few. Unfortunately, for quite some time there has been a lack of understanding in regards to chronic pain which has led to poor treatments and even worse outcomes. Neck pain is an extremely common area in which many experience discomfort. There are three general types of neck pain; ▸▸ Acute – Pain which lasts less than 4 weeks. ▸▸ Subacute – Pain which lasts 4-12 weeks. ▸▸ Chronic – Pain which last 3 or more months. Most who suffer from acute neck pain don’t even know what caused the issue, and oftentimes don’t even seek treatment. However, when the neck pain becomes subacute or chronic, then it’s likely that some form of medical guidance and/or treatment is required. Depending on the cause and conditions, there may be specific ways for effective treatments. These recommended tips can help prevent neck pain, and may also help alleviate any symptoms occurring:

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The discs between the vertebrae in the cervical spine (neck) are comprised of approximately 80 percent water at birth. However, as one ages the ratio of water decreases, which can cause the discs to lose height, the spine to come out of alignment, and the pressure on the spine to increase. Staying hydrated throughout the day can help prevent further degeneration of the cervical discs, therefore eliminating neck pain. ▸▸ Set a daily water goal. Women typically need 2.2 liters, while men need 3 liters. ▸▸ Keep a reusable water bottle nearby at all times. ▸▸ Create new daily habits such as drinking a full glass of water when waking up each day.

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A common habit many don’t even think about, but do all day long is cradle a phone in their neck while talking. This results in extra strain on the cervical spine. Also, many add additional stress on the neck by staring down at their phones for an extended period of time. This habit can, in fact, place up to 60 pounds of pressure on both the neck muscles and ligaments. ▸▸ Use a Bluetooth or hands-free headset. ▸▸ Hold the phone near eye level when texting or reading. ▸▸ Limit phone use when possible.

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Good old-fashioned advice is to not overlook the benefits of heat therapy. Applying a heating pad or a hot water bottle for 20 minutes may produce the following benefits: ▸▸ An increase in the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles encourages healing in the neck. ▸▸ The stimulation of sensory receptors in the skin hinder the transmission of pain signals to the brain. ▸▸ The stretching of soft tissues around the spine will decrease stiffness in the neck. It is suggested to try these tips even with severe neck pain, as they can provide even a little bit of relief from chronic symptoms. 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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nnovation moves people and strengthens communities. SPARK Hollywood is an event that promotes innovation and entrepreneurship for local startups, entrepreneurs, small businesses and inventors in Hollywood and South Florida. SPARK Hollywood will be held on Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at Hollywood’s ArtsPark. The event has three main objectives: (1) provide a competition for selected contestants to pitch their idea or invention to a panel of judges to win prizes; (2) provide an opportunity for start-ups to showcase their ideas, inventions and products during a “trade show” open to the public; and (3) provide an opportunity for early-stage entrepreneurs to learn about resources available in the City of Hollywood and the rest of the South Florida region while networking with potential investors and experts who may help start their ventures or grow existing endeavors. Selected contestants will have the opportunity to give a three-minute presentation of their innovative idea/business to a panel of judges comprised of local community leaders, investors, and professionals. The judges will select the contestants whose ideas will be awarded first, second, and third place prizes based on a variety of criteria. Entrepreneurs have 3 minutes to deliver their business presentation to the

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panel of judges, who will then provide general feedback on their ideas during the event. Judges will be looking at problem definition and opportunity, solution overview, business model, market and sales strategy, operations, financial outlook and brevity and clarity of the overall presentation. The spirit of the competition allows the contestants to pitch their ideas, to give them the ability to expand their network, and to broaden their knowledge base with fellow innovators, experts and investors who could help them start their ventures or existing endeavors. If you’re an entrepreneur and would like to join in the competition, applications are being accepted through April 21st, 2017. If you are interested in sponsoring or attending the event please visit www.sparkhollywoodfl.com for details. SPARK Hollywood is an event co-sponsored by the City of Hollywood, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, and created by the Leadership Hollywood XLI, a dynamic group of people who came together this year to work together to foster leadership and entrepreneurship in the City of Hollywood.

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Tips and Skills for Happy, Successful Kids…And Grown-Ups

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oes this sound familiar? Your child comes home from school and while sitting in the kitchen over a snack, you engage in a wonderful conversation about the school day. When you ask about the day’s homework, chaos erupts! Your child can’t remember the assignment details. You calmly ask if they were written down in the daily planner and receive the response that the planner has been lost for weeks, but all the information is on a scrap of paper somewhere. Your child is now frantically searching the backpack for that scrap of paper and your floor becomes littered with crumbled papers. You then remember that you can view homework on the school’s website. All will be well! But then no one (including you!) can remember how to log into the website. And this is not the first time. For many children (and many of us adults), organizational skills and time management pose huge obstacles. In education, we refer to these as executive functioning skills, which is defined as a set of processes that all have to do with managing one’s self and one’s resources in order to achieve a goal. (Cooper-Kahn and Dietzel) Here are some pointers to help your child develop executive functioning skills to set them up for success. ▸▸ Ask your child’s teacher to provide a pack up checklist for the end of each day, including: ▸▸ Did I write down my assignments? ▸▸ How long should it take to complete each item? ▸▸ ·Do I have the correct materials? ▸▸ child to cross off items as they are completed. ▸▸ Make sure your child knows how to log into the classroom’s web page, which should have a syllabus, homework and test dates. ▸▸ Establish a consistent routine and a neat physical space to complete homework at home. ▸▸ Keep school supplies on hand. ▸▸ Keep a timer available; cellphones have timers! ▸▸ Post a calendar for long-term assignments and create a timeline. ▸▸ Build in breaks: work/break/work/break. ▸▸ If writing is laborious for your child, encourage use of computer. ▸▸ Encourage reviewing and proofreading. ▸▸ Provide written reminders to place completed work into the appropriate folder in the backpack. ▸▸ Reinforce and praise effort. ▸▸ Place completed homework in the backpack, placed by the front door, ready for the morning. If assignments are digital, make sure your child has uploaded them or clicked “submit”. ▸▸ Encourage weekly backpack checks. Eliminate unnecessary items. ▸▸ Be sure not to over-program extracurricular activities. ▸▸ Make sure the whole family eats well and gets enough sleep. ▸▸ Stay calm. Your child follows your lead.  We live in a digital world and, thankfully, many tools exist to help your child and you find success. From early childhood through Grade 12, Scheck Hillel Community School educates and inspires students to become exemplary global citizens with enduring Jewish identity and values through an individualized college preparatory curriculum highlighted by STEM and design, Capstone, college dual enrollment, arts, athletics and service learning. Its 14 acres include a new 115,000-sq.-ft athletic complex with additional academic expansion plans. Scheck Hillel is one of the world’s largest Jewish community day schools and a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. For information, please visit eHillel.org.

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PET OF THE MONTH

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“Frankie Sinatra” Frankie Sinatra, a 4-year-old grey Tabby, appeared like a “Stranger in the Night”. Since his arrival, he certainly got “His Way” and has never left his favorite humans, Deb and Mike. His favorite toy is a dog named Maggie, and his favorite activity is chasing a laser light. He loves his cheeks and nose to be rubbed, and is absolutely terrified of sanitation trucks. He was last seen napping on his favorite couch.

Your Pet Could Be Our Pet of the Month! Every month Our City Hollywood randomly picks a pet of the month winner. Enter your pet today! Email entries to editorhollywood@ourcitymedia.com. Please send a high-resolution photo with your entry. Tell us a little bit about your pet… Animal name & breed:______________________________________ Age and gender of animal:__________________________________ Favorite person:___________________________________________ Favorite toy:______________________________________________ Likes & dislikes:____________________________________________ Favorite thing to do:________________________________________ Last seen:________________________________________________

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The 9th annual Hot Bollywood Glam event raised nearly $37,000 for The Art and Culture Center / Hollywood. See the full story on page 14. Photo Credit: Paul McDermott

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The first Get Moving, Inc. walkathon on the Hollywood Beach boardwalk created awareness on exercise’s impact to fight depression. See page 18 for all the details.

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The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce had their annual installation and awards luncheon at the Diplomat Beach Resort.

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ince 2015, Amazing Dental has been taking care of patients in their stateof-the-art warm, friendly, and upbeat facility. Together the dentists have a combined experience of 30 years.

Amazing Dental is always sure to provide their patients with a superior dental experience. Their primary focus is on quality dentistry, patient education and oral health care. Patients also love the convenience of having all their dental needs taken care of in the same place.

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Whether one needs a routine exam, dental fillings, emergency dentistry, dentures, bone grafting or even Botox and other fillers, the amazing dental team can handle it professionally and flawlessly.

From general dentistry to specialty services such as oral and maxillofacial surgery and orthodontics, there is always something to smile about. Dr. Mary Crosby, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon and Dr. Tania Saint Amand, Orthodontist took the time to answer a few questions about their practice.

What specialty services are you best known for? We use advanced orthodontic treatments and cosmetic restorations such as cosmetic crowns, veneers, and bridges. If a patient requires it, we use gentle conscious sedation for oral surgery procedures. We also have in-house whitening.

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What distinguishes you from your competition? We are an

office that focuses on quality, not quantity. Our reputation means everything, and we are trying to change the world one smile at a time.

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multicultural office. In addition to English, we speak Spanish, French, and Creole to better serve our patients. We also offer financing with low monthly payments and we accept most insurances.

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evening and weekend hours available to accommodate our patients’ needs. Monday – 11:00am-7:00pm Tuesday-Thursday 9:00am-6:00pm Friday – 8:00am-3:00pm Saturday – 9:00am-2:00pm Amazing Dental is located at 5740 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 400, Hollywood, 33021. To schedule an appointment, please call 954544-2814. For more information, visit their website at http:// amazingdental104.wixsite.com/dentist or email amazingdental104@gmail.com


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Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Memorial Healthcare System hosted the Russian American Chamber (RAC) event at the Adena Grill & Wine Bar. President and CEO of Memorial Healthcare System, Aurelio Fernandez III, attended to personally greet the members of the Russian American community.

PHOTO CREDIT: Alexey Olivenko

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE & FESTIVAL

The 19th annual parade featured the NY Pipe and Drum Corps, floats, marching bands, live entertainment, and plenty of Irish food and drink to celebrate the anticipated holiday.

PURIM PARTY

The Hallandale Hebrew Club celebrated Purim at Chabad South Broward last month. Besides traditions such as Hamentaschen and dressing up, the holiday of happiness included snow.

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HOLLYWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY LECTURE

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