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4th Edit Headline Community Flea Market – Calling edit author all shoppers. There will be over 50 vendors selling a variety of items at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center, 5850 S. Pine Island Road, in Davie. Free parking and admission. For information, visit

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Concert on the Corner – The Town of Davie is hosting the Concerts on the Corner series in the grass field on the Corner of Davie Road and Orange Drive from 6 to 9pm. The free concert event will include live music by RemaDee, food trucks, a bounce house, and sponsor displays. For information, visit

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African Violet Show – On May 10 and 11, join the Violet Patch of South Florida for the annual judged show of rare and exotic African Violets. There will be plants and supplies for sale and Violet Patch members on hand to provide information and demonstrations about these beautiful plants. Mothers get in free with another paid admission on May 11. Flamingo Gardens is located at 3750 South Flamingo Road in Davie. For information, visit www.

9th Marvin’s Room – Actors Community Theatre of Davie presents Marvin’s Room by Scott McPherson. Performances will be held on May 9, 10, 16, and 17 (at 8pm) and May 10, 11, 17, and 18 at 2pm. $12 at the door and $10 in advance. All productions are held at the Davie Pine Island MultiPurpose Center, 3801 S. Pine Island Rd. in Davie. For information, call 954-327-3941.


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16th Ceramics Class – Have fun making and taking home a “summer holidays” ceramics project with your child, at the Cooper City Community Center, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Cost is $10 per family, plus $10 material fee per child. Registration prior to class required. For information, call 954-434-4300, ext. 233.

24 25 26 Mother/Daughter Tea – Enjoy a Mother Daughter Tea for moms and daughters, pre-k and up. There will be a variety of teas, coffee, punch, sandwiches, and sweets. Wear your party dress. Special entertainment and fun included. Limited to Cooper City residents. Cost is $10pp at the Community Center. For information, call 954-434-4300, ext. #233.

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Annual Interest – Join Young At Art Museum for Annual Interest, a fundraiser reception featuring Supersaturated, an immersive art exhibition dripping with color and sensory stimuli. Event is at 7:30pm, at the Museum, 751 S.W. 121 Ave. in Davie. Supersaturated will be on exhibit at Young At Art through June 15. For information, visit YoungAtArtMuseum. org.

Triathlon – Area youth have been practicing their biking, running and swimming skills for the Davie Police Athletic League triathlon for kids ages 5-17. It will be held at Bamford Park, 3801 S. Pine Island Road in Davie. For information on the triathlon or to register, visit






Police and Fire Expo – Meet some of the heroes who serve the Town of Davie at the Police and Fire Expo. The free event will be held at the Public Safety Complex, 1230 South Nob Hill Road, from 10am to 2pm. For information, visit


concert event will include live music by Thunder Road, food trucks, a bounce house, and sponsor displays. For information, visit

22nd Concert on the Corner – The Town of Davie is hosting the Concerts on the Corner series in the grass field on the Corner of Davie Road and Orange Drive from 6 to 9pm. The free

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June 7th 32nd Annual Take-A-Kid Fishin’ Rodeo – Test your fishing skills at Wolf Lake Park, 5400 SW 76th Ave. in Davie. Registration is at 7:30am on the morning of the event. Poles will be in the water from 9 to 11am. For information, visit

Recycling – Davie residents may drop off household hazardous waste and electronics, from 8am – 4pm at Town Hall North Parking Area, 6591 Orange Drive. For information, visit www.

14th Touch-A-Truck – The City of Cooper City invites boys and girls of all ages to check out a variety of big trucks and cool vehicles at Touch-A-Truck, from 9am to 12noon, at the Cooper City Sports Complex, next to the Cooper City Fire Department at Stirling and Palm. They can look, touch, climb and explore. The event is complimentary. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For information, visit www.

26th Memorial Day Parade/Service – Remember our heroes at the Memorial Day Parade and Service. The parade begins at 10am, on Davie Rd, from SW 39th Street to Bergeron Rodeo Grounds. The Ceremony begins immediately after at the Bergeron Rodeo Ground. For information, send an email to or visit KidzFest – Have fun with the family at the Flamingo Gardens’ Kidz Fest. Enjoy the butterfly encounter, view the Youth Art Exhibit, or take a pony ride. There will also be animal presentations, a bounce house, entertainment, games, crafts and lots of fun surprises. For information, visit

Ongoing Everglades Eyes Children’s Art Exhibition – Through May 23, see the student artwork that takes a close look at the environment. The 8th Annual Everglades Eyes artwork will be on display at an exhibit at the Old Davie School. For information, visit www.

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32nd Annual Take-A-Kid Fishin’ Rodeo Offers Quality Family Time By Debby Teich


n J une 7, Davie children will trade their elec-

tronics for fishing rods as they spend some quality time with their parents, grandparents and friends at the 32nd Annual Take-A-Kid Fishin’ Rodeo. It will be held at Wolf Lake Park, 5400 SW 76th Avenue in Davie. “Fishing is a great way to spend quality time together,” said Davie resident Greg Frank, who takes his kids fishing most weekends. “We always have some great conversations while we are waiting for the fish to bite.” There is a $9 fee to participate, which includes lunch, bait (live red worms), a goodie bag, an event cap for the first 250 kids to register, and all the fun you can handle. Extra live red worms will be available for sale or you can bring your own. Kids need to bring their own fishing poles. All children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the event. Once families find a spot on the lake, they are permitted to fish from 9 to 11am. The kids will be divided into three age groups: 5 and under, 6 to 8, and 9 to 12. When they catch a fish, they bring it to the judges table, where a member of Everglades Bass Anglers will help to identify, measure, and unhook the fish before releasing it back into the water. Prizes will be awarded in all age groups for the length of the fish (not for its weight) in the following categories: the most fish caught over 3 inches, the longest bass caught, the longest fish caught (not a bass), the most unusual catch, and sportsmanship. Some of the prizes include fishing rods and reels, tackle boxes and trophies.

Some of last year’s participants pose with Davie Mayor Judy Paul (back left) and Council Woman Susan Starkey (back right).

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Get Informed and Have Fun at the Town of Davie Fire & Police Expo By Debby Teich

Above: Photo (l to r): Chief of Police Patrick Lynn, Davie Mayor Judy Paul, and Fire Chief Joe Montopoli enjoy last year’s event. Below and right: Demonstrations at last year’s event.


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have an emergency, they call the Davie Police Department or Fire Rescue for help. On May 17, they will have an opportunity to meet and learn more about some of the people who serve them at the Town of Davie Police and Fire Expo. Approximately 1,000 people are expected to attend the annual event held at the Public Safety Complex, from 10am to 2pm. “The event is a great opportunity for adults and children to interact with our officers and to get to know the Davie Police Department by seeing and learning about many of the services that we provide to the community,” said Sergeant Ed Smith, Public Information Officer for the Davie Police Department. “The Expo gives us an opportunity to showcase many of our specialized units, the police department building, and our various programs, all in a fun and exciting atmosphere. We really hope that everyone will come out and participate.” Visitors to the Expo will enjoy demonstrations from the Police Motorcycle Unit, SWAT team, K-9 team, and Dive team, as well as a Repelling exhibition, fire extinguisher demonstration, vehicle extrication drill, and CPR demonstration. Throughout the day,

they can explore fire engines, rescue trucks, SWAT trucks, community response vehicles, the smoke trailer, the Crime Scene Unit, and more. They can visit with Sparky the Fire Dog and McGruff the Crime Dog. They can also tour the inside of Fire Station 65 and the Police Department, where they will see the equipment that the firefighters and police officers use and carry. Children can even try on some of the gear. Local and state agencies will have tables and booths set up with information about Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), stroke awareness, blood pressure checks, child fingerprinting, child car seat safety, drowning prevention, Davie Crime Watch, and more. The Food Truck Round Ups will also be at the event, offering a variety of delicious foods. Cole Winston of Davie plans to attend for the second year with his three young children. “My kids loved touring the fire station and trying on the gear,” said Winston. “They also loved all of the demonstrations. We are all excited for this year’s event.” The Public Safety Complex is located at 1230 South Nob Hill Road. For information, visit

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Davie Road Designated As Purple Heart Trail By Debby Teich

Mayor Judy Paul and the Davie Town Council designate Davie Road as a Purple Heart Trail.


n J uly 2013, the Town of Davie became a P urple H eart Community. Mayor Judy Paul and the Davie Town Council recently unveiled the first of 12 signs that designate Davie Road as a Purple Heart Trail. “It is our duty as Americans to honor, respect, and acknowledge the heroic actions of the men and women who carry the Purple Heart distinction,” said Mayor Paul. “This is the only Purple Heart community and the only Purple Heart Trail south of Tampa. We are making history today.” The Purple Heart is a combat decoration awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces, who die or become wounded by an instrument of war in the


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hands of the enemy. The organization, now known as the Military Order of the Purple Heart, was formed in 1932 for the protection and mutual interest of all who have received the decoration, and is the only veteran’s service organization comprised strictly of “combat” veterans. The purpose of the Purple Heart Trail is to create a symbolic and honorary system of roads, highways, bridges, and other monuments. It serves as a reminder to those who use the road system that others have paid a high price for their freedom to travel and live in a free society. The 77th Annual Orange Blossom Parade followed the unveiling ceremony. The theme of year’s parade was “Davie Honors the Armed Forces and Acknowledges Davie Road as a Purple Heart Trail.” Jerry Olivo, past commander of the Herald Square Chapter 126, and Marvin Simon, former Commander of the Jewish War Veterans Post 730, were the Grand Marshals of the parade. “It is important to honor our Vets, who gave their lives for our country,” said Olivo. “If not for our Veterans, we would not be here today,” said Simon. “Every city should have a Purple Heart roadway. I am proud to live in the Town of Davie, which honors its Vets.” Davie Purple Heart recipients or the families of those awarded posthumously should contact Mayor Paul at 954-797-1030, or send an email to Include recipient’s name, mailing address, phone number, email address, branch of service, years served, and any other details you may want to share. For information, visit


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Sister Germana Sala Recieves SI Davie Ruby Award By Debby Teich


oroptimist I nternational of Davie’ s R uby Award honors a

benefit from a yearly backpack and school supply drive as well as Adopt- a-family programs during Thanksgiving and Christmas. woman who, through her work, has had a significant impact on the local In addition to her duties as Director of the LEAPS program, Sister Germana or global community, while inspiring and encouraging women. The club serves other HOPE Outreach clients through their EASE Program, helping to recently gave the award to Sister Germana Sala, who created LEAPS, a free provide a hand up to people who are unable to make ends meet, and the CARE after care program for East Davie residents. Club members presented her with a check for $1,000, which was made out to her mentors and backers, HOPE Outreach Program, visiting the elderly and infirm. Sister Germana was instrumental in establishing HOPE Outreach Center in 1995. Center. Organized in 1983, Soroptimist International of Davie is a 501(c)(3) organization “Sister Germana Sala is such a wonderful and caring person,” said Susan dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. It is part of an international Coyle, club member who nominated her. “She is devoted to sustained and selfless organization of over 90,000 women with provoluntary service. The children are so happy grams worldwide. The Davie Club supports a to see her each day and they have received variety of charity organizations, such as PACE the much needed help and love from her. The Center for Girls, Susan B. Anthony Center, Old LEAPS program it is truly amazing.” Davie School, Project Stable, and the American Sister Germana created LEAPS (Learning Cancer Society. & Enrichment Activities for Primary School) in Last month, club members served the 2012, with the help of the Town of Davie and Survivor Dinner for the 6th year at the Relay For HOPE Outreach Center. Located at the Eastside Life of Davie and Cooper City and also sponCommunity Hall in Davie, the LEAPS center sored a team. The club also presented awards serves low-income children from kindergarten to its Violet Richardson and two Woman’s through fifth grade. It provides bus service from Opportunity Award winners. Club members surrounding schools to the center, where Sister have been busy preparing for its key fundraiser, Germana and her large team of volunteers the 20th annual golf tournament on provide after-school care, nutritious snacks, September 20. tutoring, and a safe place to be from the time Photo (l to r): Kathy Blanton, president of SI Davie; Helen Shinners, executive director of HOPE Outreach Center; Susan school lets out until their parents pick them up. Coyle, past president of SI Davie; and Sister Germana Sala In conjunction with HOPE Outreach, the children For information, call 954-434-0083 or visit


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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Opens in Davie By Debby Teich


An angel Moroni statue stands at nearly 100 feet on the center spire above the 30,500 square-foot temple. Unlike a cathedral, the interior is not constructed with large meeting rooms that hold large numbers of people at one time. Instead, it is made up of numerous smaller rooms designed to accommodate functions such as marriages, baptisms and small gatherings, as well as personal reflection and contemplation.

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second Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Florida and the 143rd operating temple of the Church worldwide. The temple was formally dedicated on May 4, following a cultural event the prior day that featured music and dance. The Church announced plans to build the new temple in October 2009 and broke ground in June 2011. It will serve approximately 25,000 Church Exterior members from congregations in South Florida. The church was open for public viewing for a three-week period, but that has ended. Now that the temple has been formally dedicated, it will only be open to faithful Latterday Saints. People who wish to attend religious services can visit the Church’s 18,000plus meetinghouses. Mormans believe that their temples are the most sacred places on earth. In keeping with the Church’s standards Instruction room of temple building, the materials and workmanship are of the highest quality, and the grounds are intended to bring a sense of peace and tranquility to members, as well as the surrounding community.

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28th Annual New Horizon Golf Classic to Benefit Children’s Home By Debby Teich


olunteers at N ew H orizon U nited M ethodist Church in

Southwest Ranches have been busy preparing for the 28th Annual New Horizon Golf Classic and Silent Auction Luncheon on May 10. Proceeds will benefit the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, a faith-based, welcoming and diverse Home that provides care to children, youth and families throughout Florida. “The event supports children, is on a beautiful course, includes a delicious lunch, and will be a lot of fun,” said Wanda Stalnake, New Horizon United Methodist Church volunteer. “It is for a great cause and we encourage everyone to participate.” The Classic will be held at Jacaranda Golf Club in Plantation. It features an 8am shotgun start. One lucky golfer will get to drive a sports car for two years, compliments of Pompano Ford, for getting a hole-in-one. The tournament ends with an awards luncheon and a silent auction, with items such as family vacations, sports memorabilia, gift baskets, hotel and restaurant certificates, spa visits, golf course foursomes, and much more. The cost is $150 for a single or $500 for a foursome, including greens fee, cart, drawing ticket, range balls, luncheon, shirt and/or gift bag, and other fun. Non-golfers are also welcome and can pay $35 to attend the luncheon and silent auction. This is the 11th year that the golf tournament will benefit the Florida United Methodist

Children’s Home, which helps over 1,500 children each year. What began as the Florida Methodist Orphanage in 1908 has become a 100-acre safe haven for children who have been abused or are victims of broken and dysfunctional families. It gives them a safe place to heal and get support, so they can grow into healthy, educated adults. The Children’s Home offers specialized residential care and treatment with nurturing house-parents and therapists who help each child. Additionally, the Home reaches into the community by recruiting, training, licensing and monitoring loving foster care families and adoption services. This year, the proceeds of the New Horizon Golf Classic and Silent Auction will be used to help launch the Home’s Open Hearts Family Services Foster Care Program in South Florida. This program has been established in other Florida counties with huge success, because it carefully matches the child to the best foster parents and then provides the important ongoing physical, mental, and emotional support required. For information on the golf tournament, call 954-217-2551 or visit For information on the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, visit These are two of the many children that have received help from the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home.

Davie’s Actors Community Theatre Presents Marvin’s Room By Debby Teich


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live theater right in their own neighborhood. The Actors Community Theatre of Davie will present the last show of the season - Marvin’s Room by Scott McPherson. Performances are May 9, 10, 16, and 17 at 8pm and May 10, 11, 17, and 18 at 2pm. This powerful, moving and sometimes hilarious play is the basis of the Oscar nominated film starring Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio. Estranged since their father’s stroke some 17 years earlier, sisters Lee and Bessie lead separate lives in separate states until a family crisis brings them together. The reunion forces them to take stock of their lives and, in the process, rediscover the meaning of “family.” The results are unpredictable, riveting and poignant. ACT of Davie’s production of Marvin’s Room is directed by Geoff Short. The cast features: Elli Murray (Bessie), Wendi Librach (Lee), Lori Berger (Ruth), James Mobley (Hank), Bryan Germano (Charlie), Stanley Ross (Dr. Wally), Terri Beck (Dr. Charlotte), and Larry Bressler (Bob/Director). Since 2000, ACT has provided residents with a way to enjoy local theater. It all started when the Davie Town Council requested that an ad appear in the Town’s local paper asking


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TAG USA Gymnastics Continues to Celebrate and Innovate By Stacey Bomser


AG USA Gymnastics owners Michael and Marissa Zoldan are celebrating a milestone this year – their fifth anniversary as gym owners. They are also celebrating the continued success of their gymnastics program. With Michael’s business acumen and Marissa’s training as an Elite gymnast, the couple totally reinvented TAG USA Gymnastics. Through their expertise and passion, the powerhouse gym has produced State and National Champions and continues to grow and expand. They share the secrets of their success and what’s in store for the future of TAG USA Gymnastics.

It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since you bought TAG USA Gymnastics. What have you accomplished in this time? Marissa: We have

used our progressive training system to develop USAG State, Regional and National Champions like no other gym. Before we bought TAG, our children were in a stagnant local gym and we were determined to build our gym very differently. We definitely are different! Here at TAG USA, all classes have lesson plans, our coaches are mature and active, and the 38,000 square-foot, stateof-the-art facility is amazing. Once a parent tours this facility and meets our staff, they see the difference between TAG USA and other gyms that are out there.

Your summer camp program has always been popular. Why do you think so many children want to spend their summer at TAG USA Gymnastics? Michael: Our

sports camp is unique and different. It’s all action with no movie time and no sitting. The boys’ groups play indoor basketball, soccer and lots of trampoline and flipping. Our girls’ groups concentrate on gymnastics and a lot of tumbling. The campers also love meeting the famous sports figures that visit our camp. Last summer we welcomed Olympic Gold Medalist Aly Raisman.

TAG USA Gymnastics has always been on the cutting edge. What new and exciting programs do you offer? Marissa: International

Coach Dennitza Bengtsson has begun classes and a competitive team for Rhythmic Gymnastics. There are a couple of rhythmic gyms in East Fort Lauderdale and Miami, but none in this area. We love the balance of dance and gymnastics and look forward to creating another winning program for rhythmic gymnasts.


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You already provide camp on school days off and breaks, have you thought of offering an after-care program? Michael: We are ready to

begin afterschool pick-up in Weston and Cooper City for the new school year. At TAG USA, we have clean vans, properly licensed and insured drivers, and a safe and separate aftercare study room and multi-purpose gym. With over 50 families on our wait list, I know that parents are impressed and eager to have their children in our aftercare program.

Your Boys Team has had some amazing accomplishments at competitions lately. What are some of their successes? Marissa: TAG

USA’s Boys Team is by far the most complete and best in this area. There are over 40 team athletes with three full coaches, and we are the only gym with all of the regulation equipment. I wouldn’t understand why anyone would want to train anywhere else. Twenty-nine TAG USA athletes competed at the USAG State Championships with seven TAG USA athletes finishing as 1st Place Champions. Overall, we had eleven 1st Place event champs, 23 2nd place and 23 3rd place winners as well as Qualifier to Nationals. It’s a great team with great coaches.

Your Girls Team has also seen much success, including back-to-back Florida State Championships and a National Champion. What are you planning to expand on this success? Michael: When we first

bought the gym, we excused the older Optional girls because of poor training habits. Now, five years later, the girls that have trained through our progressive system are now young Optional gymnasts. Along the way, they have won multiple individual and team state championships and have become part of an exciting new Optional program. For upper level and passionate gymnasts, we are starting the Two-a-Day/Virtual Home School program this summer. This program will create earlier and twice-a-day training sessions for fast-track gymnasts who are targeting national competitions and real college scholarships. It’s a very exciting time at TAG USA!

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Community Gathers for Saint David Carnival, Street Naming, and Dedication By Debby Teich


ore than 20,000 people gathered for the four - day 35th

Semi-Annual Saint David Catholic Church Carnival, which raised funds for the school and church. It was the second year that the carnival was held without Saint David’s founder, Reverend Gabriel O’Reilly, who passed away in June 2013. Some of the carnival’s main attractions included a merry-go-round, ferris wheel and a variety of other rides for all ages. There was plenty of food, including homemade cakes pies, cookies and soups; pizza, pasta, quesadillas, hamburgers, Cuban sandwiches, Shepherd’s pie, and more. There was a fortune wheel for the adults, as well as face painting and a dunk tank for the kids. Prior to the carnival, the Town of Davie renamed SW 39 Street to Father O’Reilly Path. Town officials, Saint David representatives and parishioners, as well as many others participated in a moving sign dedication ceremony. Father O’Reilly’s brother Terry, who flew in from Ireland, spoke about his brother with endearment.


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“Now we will always be able to look at the sign that represents the man we followed as our church leader and our spiritual inspiration,” said Paulette Vitale, Human Resources. “Father O’Reilly was here when there was nothing much beyond University Drive and Masses were held in a store front. He touched the lives of thousands with his words, smile and outstretched arms. You could not help but love him as a human being. They broke the mold when they made him. We miss him very much.” Reverend Steven O’Hala blessed the new statue of the Archangel, Gabriel, in the school garden. Father Steve is the new pastor of the Saint David congregation, which consists of approximately 5,000 families. There are approximately 500 children enrolled in the school. According to Vitale, the church and school work closely together in the ministry of community. Saint David Catholic Church is located at 3900 South University Drive in Davie. For information, call 954475-8046, visit or send an email to

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Sports News

Davie PAL Sponsors Three Triathlons for Kids at Bamford Park By Debby Teich


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The races feature the familiar swim-bike-run format, but the distances are much shorter than in adult races. In addition, the course is well-suited for beginners. There will be awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each age group, both male and female. Racers who sign up for each group will save $20. Many kids have been training with the South Florida Sea Dragons, a Cooper City youth triathlon club that is dedicated to promoting the multisport lifestyle for boys and girls. They participate in local and statewide youth triathlons throughout the season. There is a Youth Development Team, for kids ages 7-15, as well as an Elite Competitive Team, for youths ages 12-16. “Kids do not have to be super athletes to participate in a triathlon.” said Sea Dragons founder and coach Maria Supik. “If they can run, bike and swim, they can enter. Since there are three very different activities, they don’t get bored. These are also three Coach Maria Supik (back) has been training members of the sports that most kids do well.”

swimming skills for three Davie Police Athletic League (PAL) triathlons for kids ages 5-17. They will be held on May 25, July 6 and September 7 at Bamford Park in Davie. “The triathlons are a great way to encourage the kids to stay active and have fun,” said Officer Tim Albury, Director of Davie PAL. “They will also raise money for a great cause.” Proceeds from the triathlon will benefit the programs at Davie PAL, a youth crime prevention program that utilizes educational, athletic and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between police officers and youth in the community. Over 600 kids of all income levels are enrolled in flag football, tutoring, boxing, mentoring, Youth Leadership, and a variety of other programs and activities. The races will be broken down into four age brackets: ▸▸ 5-7 year olds – Swim (25 yds.), Bike (.5 miles), Run (.5 miles)

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Bamford Park is located at 3801 S. Pine Island Road in Davie. For information on the triathlon or to register, visit For information on the South Florida Sea Dragons, call 786-553-2763, visit, or send an email to

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


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The timed 5K Run/Walk started and finished at Cooper City Sports Complex. It took participants on a course through a residential neighborhood. The OneMile Fitness Run/Walk was held inside the Cooper City Sports Complex. A variety of awards were presented, including: ▸▸ Top 3 Overall Male - Christian Oesch, Luiz Souza, Curt Liner ▸▸ Top 3 Overall Female - Leandra Bates, Joanne Gillespie, Annie Brennan-Smith

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AMHS Students Raise Money for Schott Communities By Debby Teich


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High School recently organized an event to help those who are unable to help themselves. The school’s Liturgical Choir and Best Buddies Club invited residents from Schott Communities, which address the needs of persons who are deaf or disabled in South Florida, for an afternoon concert and dancing. The event raised $152 for Schott Ministries. Eight students from the Liturgical Choir, as well as some from the Spanish Choir and band collaborated on the music. They performed an assortment of old and new classics that involved the keyboard, drums, guitar, bass, and vocals. Amanda Rementeria, Best Buddies Club president, was responsible for bringing the event to the school. She has been working with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities since she was in 8th grade. “When I see those from the Schott Center enjoying themselves and dancing, it makes all that I do worthwhile,” said Amanda. Juliet Rivero, 16, also volunteered at the event. “I believe that every single person with a disabil-

ity should have a friend,” said Juliet. “All of the buddies had so much fun at the concert.” There are currently 123 members in the Best Buddies Club, which is being offered for the first time this year. Members have participated in a variety of activities for children and adults, including a Halloween party, school sporting events, the National Best Buddies Annual Friendship Walk, and more. They also initiated an “End the ‘R’ Word” campaign at the school. Cristina Boyd, who co-moderates the Best Buddies Club with Nikoletta Huck, says the AMHS students gain many things by participating in the club. “Just interacting with people with different abilities gives our students an opportunity to see that while they may have different abilities, they have a lot in common as well,” said Boyd. “The students also see that they have the power within themselves to make someone else’s day better just by spending time with them and treating them with respect.” Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School is located at 5451 South Flamingo Road, in Southwest Ranches. For information, visit or call 954-434-8820.

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Let me start by explaining the photo in this letter. You know, when I meet people in town they usually say, “Oh, yeah, I know you, you’re Dr. Rick. I’ve seen your ad with that picture of you and your family.” Well, I’m the guy in the back. Twenty-five years ago something happened to me that changed my life forever. I was a junior in high school and I started getting migraines. I had suffered from intense headaches since childhood. Over the years, I consulted many medical doctors, and specialists. I went through all kinds of tests, MRIs, and treatments. I tried every drug in the market; our medicine cabinet looked like a hospital’s infirmary. And still, nothing helped. But there’s more…

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Dental Trauma By Dr. Maria Grosman


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are reported nationwide. These cases can result from either deliberate abuse or merely the failure to take proper care of an animal. As Sheriff of Broward County, it is my duty to ensure that all animals in our community are protected. Whether you live in an urban or a rural community, animal abuse is a serious crime. Studies reveal a strong correlation between animal cruelty and many other crimes. If an individual is capable of harming an animal, there is a greater likelihood of other forms of abuse, from child abuse and domestic violence to battery and sexual assault. By identifying animal abuse as a likely early indicator of other serious problems in a household, we can help prevent the cycle of violence. The Broward Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) is comprised of highly skilled, trained and experienced detectives responsible for investigating all felony abuse and neglect crimes, including crimes against animals, children and the elderly, as well as domestic violence and sex crimes. Recognizing that these crimes require special expertise and sensitivity, BSO SVU has also broadened “Animal Abuse and Animal Fighting Crimes Training” for all deputies. This training better equips law enforcement to recognize signs of animal abuse, cruelty and neglect, and provides the necessary techniques for preserving the on-scene evidence. It is our goal to increase awareness about the possible correlation between animal cruelty and subsequent future violent crimes against people. Not every call we receive concerning an animal is related to abuse. Many calls for service are for pets that are missing or in distress; however, these cases require the same resources for investigation. Often a deputy’s time is spent going door to door, conducting neighborhood canvasses in an attempt to locate the animal’s owner. Unfortunately, when the owner cannot be located, the animal may be taken to Broward Animal Care (BAC). One way the community can assist law enforcement in reuniting animals with their owners is by microchipping pets. Collars and name tags can easily fall off, but the microchip is inserted with a simple injection and is designed to stay in place. In essence, the chip provides a permanent, lifetime identification. Animal shelters, rescues, animal control, veterinarians and law enforcement routinely look for microchips to return lost pets quickly to their rightful owner. BSO’s Cooper City district office partnered with local veterinarians and initiated a pilot program to microchip pets free of charge to the residents. The Cooper City “Chip-a-Pet” Program launched earlier this year, and we are exploring expansion of the program into additional cities. For some who suffer from physical or emotional pain, a bond with an animal can be a source of relief. Therapy animals have proven to be an effective treatment method for abused children and veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. We are embracing the utilization of animal-assisted therapy into existing BSO programs to address issues such as mental illness. By working together, we can give a voice to the voiceless and help prevent animal abuse in Broward County. If you think an animal is being abused, neglected, used for baiting/fighting and/or kept in inhumane conditions, it is your responsibility to do – and say – something about it. Your involvement may be an animal’s only hope. For animal abuse or cruelty crimes in progress, call 911. To report non-emergency concerns, contact the Broward Sheriff’s Office at 954-765-4321 or your local law enforcement agency. Anonymous calls can be placed with Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-866-493-8477. To stay up-todate about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips, sign up for Sheriff Israel’s e-Alerts at www.sheriff. org/e-alert or join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff’s Office (official) or follow us on Twitter@ browardsheriff.



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There are currently 246 single-family homes listed for sale. Twenty of those listings are short sales and nine are foreclosures. The highest priced home is a 13,000 sq. ft. equestrian estate, which is listed at over $7.5 million. Compared to last year: ▸▸ Number of homes for sale is up 8.9%. ▸▸ Number of homes sold is up 20.7%. ▸▸ Average sold price per square foot is up 8.4%. ▸▸ Average listed price is down 3.1%. ▸▸ Average sold price is up 9.7%. ▸▸ “Months of inventory” is down 9.8%. Our inventory has been so low for so long that the 9.8% decrease reflects 5.9 months of inventory. This is still indicative of a Seller’s market. A balanced market is 9 to 12 months. Of the 110 closed sales for this first quarter, 54 buyers paid cash.

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There are currently 88 single-family homes for sale. Nine of those listings are short sales and nine are foreclosures. The highest priced home is listed for $980,000 in the new subdivision of Monterra (home built in 2012). Compared to last year: ▸▸ Number of homes for sale is up 41.8%. ▸▸ Number of homes sold is down 5.9%. ▸▸ Average sold price per square foot is up 12.9%. ▸▸ Average listed price is up 12.3%. ▸▸ Average sold price is up 42.2%. ▸▸ “Months of inventory” is up 50.7%. Again, our inventory has been so low for so long that the 50.7% increase merely brings Cooper City to 4.9 months of inventory. This is still indicative of a Seller’s market. Of the 148 closed sales for this first quarter, 108 buyers paid cash.

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Of the 110 homes sold in Davie this year, five were priced over $1 million and two of those homes were purchased with cash. There are currently 62 homes in Davie priced over $1 million. If you are serious about getting the highest price, now is the time to sell. As inventories increase, prices will level. For more information regarding the latest market trends graphs and matrix, visit or send an e-mail to

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Physical Excellence Coaching Helps Clients Lose Weight and Get in Shape By Debby Teich


f you are looking to lose weight and get in shape , Physical Excellence Coaching can help. They use a holistic approach to help clients identify strategies to improve their bodies, health and lives.

Terrence Thomas, Holistic Lifestyle Coach, answered some commonly asked questions about Physical Excellence Coaching.

When did Physical Excellence Coaching open? We opened the Davie location in 2012. The parent company has been operating since 2000.

Describe your business. We coach clients in weight loss, health, sports performance and stress management. Using a holistic or whole person approach, we identify our clients’ roadblocks to success and then create a plan to coach them past those obstacles and towards their life goals and dreams.

Who are your clients? Our clients are corporate executives looking to maximize performance, professional athletes, and people that are serious about improving their body and health.

What distinguishes you from your competition? We offer a 100% money

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Silver Isles Cleaners Opens in Cooper City By Debby Teich


ince 2005, S ilver I sles Cleaners has been offering dry cleaning, shirt laundering and more. They deliver high quality, personalized service at each of the three locations in Miramar and Cooper City.

Jaime Z. Bendeck, President/Owner, answered some commonly asked questions about Silver Isles Cleaners.

Silvia Alfonso (front desk), Jaime Bendeck (owner) and Myriam Orozco (front desk) serve customers with the same professional service offered at the other locations.

When did you open? Silver Isles Cleaners has been open since 2005. We have two locations in Miramar. In February, we opened our newest location in the Countryside Shops in Cooper City.

What services do you offer? We provide a variety of services, such as: dry cleaning, hand-finished business shirts that are creased and pinned individually; expert alterations; expert shoe repair and polish; high end handbag/purse repair and shampoo; expert leather cleaning and repair; drapes, rug and curtain cleaning; wedding gown cleaning and boxed preservation; shoe dyeing and tinting; comforter cleaning; and more. What distinguishes you from your competition? My staff and I always strive to meet our customers’ strict demands for timeliness, quality and service. Our goal is to finish business shirts better than any other cleaners in the area by paying close attention to details, such as pinned and well-formed collars, as well as creased and pinned shirt sleeves. We never place more than four shirts in a bag and carefully inspect the clothing prior to placing it inside. We also

offer alterations, handbag cleaning and shoe repair services to complement our clothing cleaning services. How do you handle specific customer requests? Our system has the capability of storing customer information about how they want clothing cleaned, pressed or packaged. We note special requests on the account and invoices, such as “crease on all pants,” “do not use paper cover under the bag” or “check cuffs for no crease.” We want to make sure that customers are satisfied on each visit. How do you make your services convenient for customers? We notify many of our customers by email/text when their orders are ready. This creates a better customer experience, since they know in advance if their clothing is ready before attempting to pick it up. Regular customers can buy express bags, which come with a name tag. This allows them to drop their clothing knowing that it will be properly handled. We are also able to send customers their invoices by email, which saves them wait time, as well as a little paper. Do you offer coupons? We have ongoing deals on our website for those who love our service, but are price conscious. Stores are located at: Countryside Shops, 5850 S. Now open in the Countryside Shops in Cooper City. Flamingo Road, Cooper City, 954-434-6545; Shoppes at Silver Isles, 16375 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, 954499-4545; and Miramar Town Center, 2405 Main Street, Miramar, 954-241-2455. The hours of operation are: Monday-Friday, 7am–7pm, and Saturday, 8am–6pm. For information, visit www.silverislescleaners. com or, or send an email to

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Massage Envy Spa Helps Clients Alleviate Stress and Restore Balance to the Body, Mind and Spirit at a New Location By Debby Teich

What are your most popular massages?

Clients can choose from a variety of massages, depending on their needs, whether it be therapeutic or relaxing. Four new aromatherapy massages have proven extremely popular. Clients are treated to a wonderful scented lotion and given a bottle of the lotion to take


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proud to announce the grand opening of its new location. After almost six years, the spa has moved from its original home in the Embassy Lakes Shopping Center to Countryside Shops on the corner of Stirling and Flamingo Roads. Upon entering the spa, clients immediately notice the transition from the bright outdoors to the tranquil interior, which is reminiscent of a high end luxury spa. The Cooper City location is the first Massage Envy Spa in South Florida to showcase the franchise’s new look.

Owner Rick Altman answered some commonly asked questions about Massage Envy Spa in Cooper City.

What does Massage Envy offer? Massage

Envy Spa Cooper City offers more than just the joy of relaxation. We encourage a healthy lifestyle which revolves around restoring balance and well-being to even the busiest of lives. Taking good care of yourself is paramount to helping you look after everything and everyone in your life.

Why did you open a spa? Pam became a

member of Massage Envy over eight years ago. At first, she went about once a month. She loved it so much that she began going at least 2-3 times per month. She noticed, and so did I, that regular massages helped lessen the frequency of her migraines and lowered her stress level. So, when we were looking for a new business to invest in, it was a perfect match


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feel of their skin. They include the Environmental Shield Vitamin C, Clarifying Acne, Anti-Aging and Sensitive Skin facials. We also sell the full line of Dr. Murad’s products, so clients can continue their skin care regimen at home.

Do you participate in community events?

Massage Envy Spa partners with The Arthritis Foundation for the Arthritis Walk and Annual Day of Giving, because we share a common understanding of the devastating effects of arthritis on the body and the potential for relief with massage therapy. In addition, we recognize how important our military men and women are to our community and we participate in a military discount program.

Tell us about your therapists. Every therapist

Clients can choose from a variety of massages and facials depending on their needs.

home. Clients also love the Hot Stone Therapy, which helps melt away tension, eases muscle stiffness, and increases circulation and metabolism. Our Deep Heat Relief Muscle Therapy is ideal for anyone who suffers from chronic pain or limited mobility due to athletic training, repetitive movements, and overuse. Clients can also choose 90 or 120 minute sessions, which allow the therapist to target a specific troubled area and give an amazing full body massage.

has gone through an extensive interview process, including a hands-on massage with a member of our management team and a professional background check. All of our therapists are licensed, certified and have years of experience.

What makes Massage Envy Cooper City so convenient? We are open seven days a week

for over 84 hours, including late nights and weekends. Many customers come during lunch, after a long bike ride or run, once the kids are asleep or to celebrate a special occasion.

Do you think the popularity of massage has increased? Absolutely. Massage therapy goes beyond relaxation and stress relief.  It has been proven to relieve headaches, treat physical conditions, improve flexibility and even lower blood pressure. With so many health benefits, a massage is not a luxury – it is a necessity. What is better than the gift of good health to yourself or someone you love?

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protocol specifically designed for Massage Envy Spa in conjunction with world-renown dermatologist, Dr. Howard Murad. Murad’s Healthy Skin Facials target specific concerns to help guests rapidly and dramatically improve the look and

Massage Envy Spa in Cooper City is located at 5856 S. Flamingo Road, in the Countryside Shops near the Melting Pot. To make an appointment, call 954-432-1112 or visit Hours are Monday to Friday, from 9am to 10pm, Saturday, from 9am to 7pm and Sunday, from 10am to7pm.


Seen on scene Book Swap

Cooper City residents dropped off their slightly used books at the Community Center and traded them in for something new to read.

Garage Sale

Whether selling or buying, the spring Garage Sale was the place for great deals! It was held on the grounds of the Cooper City Sports Complex.

Waterway Clean-up & Trash Splash

Davie residents participated in the Town of Davie and Central Broward Water Control District’s 18th Annual Waterway Clean-up and Trash Splash.


Chabad of SW Broward celebrated Purim with a costume contest, Megillah reading, magic show, and more.

Neighborhood Clean-up

The Town of Davie, Davie Community Redevelopment Agency and the Davie Police Department, Community Policing Unit organized the 1st Downtown Davie Neighborhood Clean-Up in an effort to keep Downtown Davie and the Eastside Neighborhood clean.


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Emily Collins was recently awarded the title of Cooper City Junior Miss Heart of the USA.

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